Speakers

Tomi T Ahonen
Author, Consultant and Motivational Speaker

Mr Tomi T Ahonen is a bestselling author of 12 books and a leading consultant in mobile with a global client base from the Fortune 500.

Lecturing at Oxford University's short courses on mobile, Tomi is referenced in over 140 books by his peers. Seen at over 300 conferences speaking in over 60 countries on all six inhabited continents, his cumulative audience has passed 100,000 people. His opinions are quoted in over 400 press articles such as Wall Street Journal, Business Week, the Economist and Financial Times. Forbes measured Tomi as the world's most influential expert in mobile in 2012.

Tomi Ahonen is an ex-Nokia executive born in Finland who runs a boutique consulting company out of Hong Kong with clients around the world including Axiata, Bank of America, BBC, BT, China Mobile, CNN, Economist, Ericsson, Google, HP, HSBC, IBM, Intel, Kaspersky, LG, Motorola, MTV, MTS, Nokia, NTT DoCoMo, Ogilvy, Orange, BNP Paribas, RIM, Sanoma, SK Telecom, Telefonica, Telegraaf, Telenor, TeliaSonera, Tigo and Vodafone.

A decade ago, Tomi Ahonen headed Nokia's Global Consulting and oversaw Nokia's 3G Reserach Centre. Before Nokia, he worked for the carriers/operatorsElisa/Radiolinja and Finnet Group in Finland, and started his technology career at New York City's first ISP: OCSNY. Mr Ahonen's  accomplishments include creating the world's first fixed-mobile service bundle; setting the world record for taking market share from the incumbent; and creating the world's largest multi-operator billing system.

Tomi Ahonen serves on the advisory boards of several startups and sits on the editorial board of the Journal of Telecommunications Management.  He is co-founder and co-chair of Forum Oxford. Twittering daily as @tomiahonen, his blog is communities-dominate.blogs.com. Tomi Ahonen has patents in the mobile space and previously served in international telecoms standardization work. He holds an MBA in International Finance from St John's University in NYC. Tomi's latest book is 'The Insider's Guide to Mobile' (2011).

Eric Alexander
Vice President, International
Flipboard

Mr. Eric Alexander is currently VP of International at Flipboard. With over 20 years of experience, he is considered as a seasoned expert in strategic dealmaking and has executed contracts worth hundreds of millions. His past roles include Director of Business Development at Netscape and VP of Strategic Sales with TellMe Networks, which was acquired by Microsoft for 800 million USD. Today, Eric splits his time across US, Japan, Korea and China building up Flipboard's ecosystem.

Ashutosh Srivastava
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific & Global Growth Markets
Mindshare

Ashutosh has been in the marketing and media services sector throughout his career, after his MBA, starting with JWT, and subsequently co-founded Mindshare, the first global media agency network, in India with Andre Nair, in 2002. Since 2006 he has been part of Mindshare’s global executive board, leading its business for emerging markets, based at its Growth and Emerging markets HQ at Singapore. He also chairs Mindshare’s global new product development group and its talent development initiatives.

Ashutosh is deeply involved with brand marketing communications, entertainment and media sector - especially data analytics, new media technology platforms, and mobile devices. He is on the board of the Mobile Marketers Association’s global board and chairs it in Asia.

In his previous role as GroupM South Asia CEO based at Mumbai, he helped set up GroupM’s entertainment marketing and brand content business in India - with GroupM partnering top studios and TV broadcasters and brand marketers. He also set up Meritus, a business analytics company focusing on big data, and helped bring MadHouse, China’s biggest mobile marketing company to India in a joint venture with GroupM.Ashutosh, currently, is the Chairman & CEO of Mindshare for Asia Pacific, and other emerging markets.  He is also its global lead for new product development, and for talent.  He is based in Singapore.

Wendy Chan
Regional Director, Media Strategy
L Capital & LVMH

Wendy Chan joined LVMH Asia Pacific in 2003 as the Regional Media Director. She has been working with LVMH brands across Asia Pacific on media consolidations and media investment strategy.  Currently, working with L Capital, sponsored private equity by LVMH in providing media and marketing strategy to the invested companies while continue to support the LVMH Brands in Asia Pacific on media strategy and research development

Jeff Chang
Vice President, Strategy and Business Development
Trends Media Group

Jeff Chang is currently serving as Vice President, Strategy and Business Development, in charge of four departments: Strategy & Investment, Brand and Market Research, Integrated Marketing, and International Licensing. His main focus is to develop business partners and invest in the media ecosystem to increase the strategic control and build up required capabilities for digital transformation. He has set up Trends Innovation Center and hosted annual Demo China - Trends startup competition events and forums to be the platform to engage startups and ecosystem partners.  As an industry thought leader, he speaks at various forums/conferences, media interviews, and top universities and serves as advisor/mentor to various startup incubators and accelerators. He is also a member of Mobile Marketing Association China and member of Great Wall Club, China’s most influential business network for mobile internet C-level executives.

Before joining Trends Media Group, Mr. Chang has over 15 years of work experiences and held management role for various global strategy consultancies advising TMT industry clients on China market entry and growth strategy.
 

Vipul Chawla
Managing Director
Pizza Hut, Asia FBU

Vipul  joined Yum! in mid 2011 as is the Chief Marketing Officer for Yum! Asia FBU, based in Singapore, with responsibility for KFC;  a brand with a regional footprint of approximately 3000 restaurants, and a turnover of US $ 3 Bn. The region covers markets of North Asia, including Japan and  Korea, and South East Asia. He also led the Public Relations and the  Corporate Social Responsibility program for the region.

Vipul has been appointed Managing Director – Pizza Hut, Asia FBU from January 1, 2014. This is the largest Pizza Hut system outside of the United States.

He was named as one of the 50 leading marketers in Asia by the Internationalist, for 2013!

Vipul has been developing and growing brands, having worked with Unilever for 19 years in Asia and Europe. His most recent role in Unilever was Vice President – Oral Category where he was responsible for the € 600 Million business for Asia (South Asia, Greater China, and South East Asia). As a member of the Oral Global Leadership Team, he led the global platforms for freshness and essential care for 59 countries globally including Africa, Europe and Latin America, representing 2/3rd of Unilever’s Oral business globally. Vipul was also a member of the Unilever China Leadership Team, as well as the Unilever South Asia Leadership Team.

He has lived and worked in India, UK and Singapore, developing global brands for Fortune 500 companies. He currently lives in Singapore with his wife and daughter.

Alvin Chiang
Chief Marketing Officer, Renren
Co-Chair, Mobile Marketing Association China

Mr. Chiang joined the Renren Inc. in November 2008 as Chief Marketing Officer responsible for advertising sales, PR, business operation and marketing. A seasoned executive with over 12 years of internet and advertising experience, Mr. Chiang has held senior roles at Yahoo! Taiwan, NetEase and the Alibaba Group. His career highlights include generating exceptional results in the areas of e-commerce, advertising sales and marketing planning for above companies.

Dr. Anindya Datta
Chief Executive Officer and Chairman
Mobilewalla

Anindya Datta, the CEO and Chairman of Mobilewalla, is widely regarded as a front-running technologist, leader and innovator, with core contributions to the state of the art in large-scale data management and Internet technologies. Seattle based Mobilewalla has pioneered audience measurement in mobile apps by applying groundbreaking data science techniques on the industry’s largest volumetric database of mobile app data. Prior to Mobilewalla, Anindya founded and ran Chutney Technologies (where he was was backed by Kleiner Perkins), which evolved into one of the earliest entrants in the application virtualization area. The company was acquired by Cisco Systems in 2005. Anindya has also been on the faculties of major research universities and institutes, including the Georgia Institute of Technology, the University of Arizona, the and Bell Laboratories. Anindya currently holds a faculty position in the School of Computing at the National University of Singapore.

Anindya obtained his undergraduate degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kharagpur, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Maryland, College Park. 

Glen Drury
Vice President, Mobile Advertising - International
Opera Mediaworks

Glen Drury is the Global Head of Advertising, Opera Mediaworks, and is responsible for building the Opera Mediaworks business in emerging markets. His focus is on South East Asia, Russia, India, South Africa and Brazil, where Opera already has a significant market share for its mobile browsers and substantial premium publisher advertising inventory.  Glen relishes the challenges of facing the nascent mobile advertising industry in emerging markets and brings over 13 years of digital ads sales experience to the business.

Before Opera Mediaworks, Glen ran his own digital consultancy, Kanuii.com, focusing on providing operational solutions to clients like TravelZoo, CheapFlights, Verivox, Oakley Capital and Eden Ventures.  He also founded a premium local deals business, Keynoir, which was subsequently sold to TimeOut magazine. Prior to Keynoir, Glen was RVP for Yahoo! Europe and CEO at Kelkoo, Europe's largest consumer goods price comparison site.

In his pre-internet days, Glen spend 10 years in the Automotive & Travel industries in a variety of operational roles with Enterprise-Rent-A-Car.

Glen currently lives in the UK, but spends most weeks traveling the globe to visit clients, agencies and local sales teams.
 

Bruno Fiorentini, Jr
General Manager, Asia Pacific and India
Microsoft Advertising

Bruno Fiorentini is General Manager for Microsoft Advertising in Asia Pacific and India, responsible for connecting millions of consumers to the region’s savvy marketers across the PC, mobile and online platforms. Bruno’s goal is to increase the revenue and market share of display, search, ad networks and emerging assets for Microsoft’s advertising portfolio across Southeast Asia, India, Australia and South Korea. The portfolio comprises all of Microsoft online properties, including Windows 8 Ads in Apps, MSN, Xbox LIVE, Bing, Skype, Outlook.com and mobile.

Armed with a global mindset and a wealth of experience in the online business, Bruno is passionate about Microsoft’s role to help grow and develop the advertising industry in the quickly evolving media markets in Asia’s emerging economies.  

Bruno joined Microsoft in October 2010 where he was responsible for driving consumer strategies, business integration and operational leadership for Windows, Windows Phone, Internet Explorer, MSN and Bing in Australia. Prior to that, he enjoyed a prolific eleven year career with Yahoo! in Australia and South America, during which he spearheaded the set-up of the company’s operation in Brazil, an accomplishment he successfully repeated in Argentina and Chile. Subsequently, he then moved to Australia to lead the Yahoo!7 joint venture as Chief Operations Officer.

Originally from Brazil with a background in economics, Bruno started his career in the banking industry before becoming one of the first to enter the fledging internet industry. In 1995, he founded MediaLab, a pioneer company in web developing and e-commerce, and the producer of the first Microsoft website in Brazil.

Bruno holds an MBA and is also co-author of E-Cases and From Broadcast to Social Cast, both edited in Brazil. He is currently based in Singapore with his wife and three children. 

Michelle Froah
Senior Vice President, Global Prestige Beauty
DeVries Global

Michelle Froah is an accomplished Executive Marketer with over two decades of passion and experience in building brands and innovation from end to end. Her passion for building brands in a digital world garnered her appointment as a Mobile Marketing Association APAC Board Member in 2013.  She is currently consulting as the Vice President for Prestige Beauty at DeVries Global.

Michelle previously held the position of Asia Pacific Senior Regional Marketing Director for Kimberly-Clark International where, as the regional CMO, she was responsible for marketing capability and innovation across the region. She joined Kimberly-Clark as the Global Feminine Care Director where she helped build Kotex to a $1 billion global brand. Prior to this, Michelle was with Procter & Gamble where she was a senior leader in Beauty Care with roles across operations, product supply, sales and global brand management on brands like Pantene and COVERGIRL.

Michelle holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the Tippe Business School at the University of Iowa as well as a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Iowa State University. She also is a certified Corporate Athlete trainer and enjoys coaching others on increasing their energy so they can be extraordinary in what matters to them most.

Michelle lives in Singapore where she and her husband raise two adventure-loving children who are always ready to explore the region during family holidays.

Lito S German
Marketing Director
BMW Group Asia

Lito German joined the BMW Group in 2003 as the Corporate Communications and Marketing Director of BMW Philippines. He is now based in Singapore as the Marketing Director of BMW Asia, and is responsible  for Advertising, Digital Communications, CRM, Event Management,  as well as Product and Price Planning across the East Asia region. Prior to joining the BMW Group, Lito worked as a Marketing and PR Consultant handling some of the world’s top brands such as Coca-Cola, Total, and Sun Life of Canada. He also has a strong background in Crisis Management, Lobbying and Political Strategy.  

Benjamin Grubbs
Head of Partner Marketing, Asia Pacific
Google

Benjamin Grubbs is the Head of Partner Marketing for YouTube in Asia Pacific. In this role, Benjamin oversees the strategy and development of communication programs aimed at growing the content partner base for YouTube in the region. Benjamin also oversees the regional marketing strategy for the Entertainment, News and Education verticals, which involves consumer marketing campaigns aimed at highlighting the depth of quality content on the platform, and growing YouTube's base of daily users.
Prior to YouTube, Benjamin was the Executive Director of Interactive Media for Turner Broadcasting in Asia Pacific. Benjamin drove the strategy and development of Turner's digital entertainment business, including product development, revenue management, digital marketing, and operations from 2008-2012.
Prior to Turner, Benjamin spent nearly 8 years at Yahoo! and eBay in Asia, overseeing Yahoo!'s Broadcast & Enterprise Solutions businesses in Southeast Asia, and marketing at eBay in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong.
Outside of YouTube, Benjamin is a member of the Board of Directors for the Mobile Marketing Association in Asia Pacific.
Benjamin is originally from California, where he spent his teenage years writing local feature stories for the Alameda Newspaper Group, and writing & editing live sports on KICU-TV. He graduated from Syracuse University with a degree in marketing.

Caroline Guillaume
Vice President, Asia Pacific, Software and Services, Telecom Business Unit
Gemalto

Caroline Guillaume currently serves as Asia Pacific’s Vice-President for Solutions and Services in the Telecom Business Unit of Gemalto. Based in Singapore, Caroline leads the relationship with the Mobile Network Operators in the field of Mobile Marketing, Social Media as well as Core Network Optimisation Solutions.

Caroline is in charge of driving the deployment, usage and growth of Gemalto’s Solutions and Services business for Mobile Operators.

Caroline Guillaume has been with Gemalto for over 12 years, during which she held various positions in Europe and Asia, in product, marketing and sales in mobile communications.  Prior to Joining Gemalto, Caroline had held positions in Telecom Network Operators in Europe in Technical Strategy departments.

Graduating from Institut National des Télécommunications - INT in France, Caroline holds a Telecommunications Engineering degree.

Vikas Gulati
Vice President, SE Asia
Vserv

Vikas spearheads business development at Vserv for South East Asia. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for driving key aspects of business – Developers, Publishers and Advertisers.

He has over 14 years of experience in media and marketing across emerging markets. Prior to Vserv, he was involved with set up of Asia business for Sprice - a leading Online Travel network, now part of Travelport. He has also held various leadership roles at ZenithOptimedia and has led top accounts such as Procter & Gamble, Asia Pacific Breweries, LVMH, ESPN and LG.

Vikas is a post-graduate from Times School of Marketing, an industry thought leader in Digital Advertising and also writes for ClickZasia.

James Hawkins
Managing Director
Dentsu Möbius

Dentsu Möbius is the brainchild of James Hawkins. With over 12 years of experience in digital marketing – half in Asia – he saw the opportunity in the region for a more progressive agency that, simply put, delivers. After 12 months of business planning and a whole lot of passion, James successfully received the backing of the Dentsu Network/ Asia to make his vision a reality.

Under James’ leadership, Dentsu Möbius has become a digital centre of excellence for the network that lives up to its mission of ‘widening the gap between digital leaders and digital followers’. It’s an agency that is doing things differently to ensure a competitive advantage for its clients; that shares in the success of its partners; that understands how to best bridge consumer behaviour with business objectives; and finally, one that effectively delivers on end-to-end digital solutions.

James’ background lies in performance media and he has worked with agencies in the U.K., Australia, India, and now Singapore. He has experience leading digital activity across key verticals such as finance (American Express), travel (Singapore Airlines), consumer electronics (Apple), retail (Comet) and non-profit (Cancer Research UK).

What’s more, James puts talent at the heart of Dentsu Möbius. He has an exceptional ability to identify and cultivate diverse, best-in-class talent that come together to produce bespoke, creative solutions for clients. He understands the human aspects involved in the delivery of great work, which enables him to naturally motivate the agency team and build trust with clients. This ultimately lays the foundation for Dentsu Möbius’ enduring partnerships in Asia-Pacific.
 

Michael Hawkins
Country Manager, Malaysia and Singapore
Beyond Analysis

Michael has seventeen years’ experience working in Consumer, Shopper & Retail insight both in the UK and in Malaysia and was most recently working as a consult with SAS Malaysia, where he headed the Customer Intelligence practice and engage where he advised clients on Shopper Marketing strategy. He takes on a new role as Country Head for Malaysia and Singapore for Beyond Analysis on July 1st 2013.

Michael started his career with Diageo in the UK but after three years learning the skills of the sales discipline, he decided on a career change into Shopper Insights with TNS (now Kantar) Worldpanel.

After five years, Michael took the opportunity to move with TNS to Malaysia, taking on the responsibility of General Manager of the Worldpanel business in Malaysia. In this role he became an expert in Malaysian shopping behaviour and a regular speaker on the topic.

In 2008 Michael moved to set up dunnhumby Malaysia using Clubcard Loyalty data to generate Shopper insight for Tesco and its suppliers as well as the most sophisticated personalised promotions programme in Malaysia.

In July 2012, Michael became an independent consultant, dividing his time between the world of “Big Data Analytics” with SAS and the application of Shopper Marketing  Strategy with engage.

Outside the retail and grocery insights arena he loves to spend time with his four kids as well as running through the jungles of Malaysia.

Narayan Murthy Ivaturi
Director, Global Sales & Sales Strategy
Vserv

Narayan Murthy heads Global Sales & Strategy at Vserv and is responsible for advertising sales globally across offices in South East Asia, India, Africa, UK and US. Narayan has over a decade of experience in advertising, media planning & media sales, and has also been a part of top advertising companies like Mudra Communications, Yahoo! & Times of India. Based in Mumbai, Narayan is passionate about Music, Photography and all things digital. Connect with him on Twitter & LinkedIn

Graham Kelly
Regional Executive Creative Director, APAC
Isobar

In 1986, Graham graduated with a BSc Honours Degree in Chemistry from the University of Edinburgh. This proved a surprisingly good preparation for his first job in advertising - copywriter for a Dutch business-to-business agency specialising in the chemicals industry.

Staying true to this unconventional start, Graham has embraced all aspects of advertising.

Since coming to Asia in 1991, he has been working across media – direct, traditional and digital.  And while ECD at Saatchi, BBH and TBWA, Graham oversaw the creative work across all media.

In August 2010 Graham founded GKIM Pte Ltd: an ideas company specialising in digital marketing. In addition to running GKIM, Graham was national ECD for OgilvyOne India, from October 2010 until November 2012.

In May 2013, Graham joined Isobar as Regional Executive Creative Director, Asia Pacific.

Recent achievements:- 18 month's after joining OgilvyOne India, Graham had steered the agency towards Grand Prixs at India's most important digital awards.  Namely, the Digital Grand Prix and Integrated Grand Prix at Goafest, and the Grand Prix for the Yahoo Big Idea Chair digital awards.

Prior to OgilvyOne India, Graham was ECD/Creative Integrator at TBWA. His first achievement was winning the global Singapore Airlines account, which he won in his first 6 months in the job.  Additionally, Graham got the agency back into award-winning mode after a barren spell. TBWA was the top performing Singapore agency at One Show and Spikes and won its first Cannes Lions, Clios and D&AD honours in 4 years.


Personal  Awards:- Graham’s digital work has been awarded at shows such as the One Show Interactive, Cannes Cyberlions, Clio Interactive and Communication Arts.  Highlights include winning Asia's first One Show Interactive award, and Asia's first Cannes Lion for viral marketing.

His print and TV advertising has been awarded at shows such as: Asia-Pacific Adfest, Spikes, The One Show, Clio, Cannes, D&AD and Communication Arts.

Graham has also won a cross-section of all the major direct marketing awards: Caples, Echos and the Asian Direct Marketing awards (where he has won Best of Show twice). 

As such, he is the one of the few creatives to have achieved international recognition across all media.

Creative Profile:- Graham is a regular speaker at key advertising events, such as The Asia Pacific Advertising Festival, AdAsia, The Media Spikes and The One Show (where he spoke in the Great Hall of the People).
His most recent speeches have centred on ways to make digital advertising more creative, and how to be creative across digital and traditional media.

In addition, Graham has served on the juries of the world's most prestigious creative awards, including: Cannes, The One Show, Asia Pacific Adfest, The Media Spikes and Clios.
 

Rohit Kumar
Managing Director, Southeast Asia
Sociomantic

Rohit brings deep expertise in the online marketing industry gained from years of experience at Google. He joined Google in 2007, where he began as industry manager for Google’s automotive team. Later, he was a founding member of Google’s EMEA Ad Exchange team, leading the commercialisation of the product and bringing real-time bidding (RTB) technology to the marketplace in early 2010. In this role he helped to manage buyers, networks, retargeters, demand-side platforms, agencies, and advertisers in the UK, Nordics, Eastern Europe and emerging markets. Immediately prior to joining Sociomantic, Rohit ran his own ad technology advisory business. He holds a degree in economics from University of Madras in India and a Master’s degree in management from the London School of Economics. Today Rohit leads the growth and development of Sociomantic in Southeast Asia, helping to deliver cross-device dynamic display campaigns to eCommerce advertiser in the region. Read more about his appointment on TechCrunch.

Anuj Kumar
Co-Founder & Managing Director, Ripple
Co-Founder & Executive Director, Affle

Anuj Kumar was among the first to join the Affle founding team beginning 2006, while the company was in early stages of inception. Having worked with large companies in the areas of marketing, advertising and technology he took the plunge to become a co-founder at Affle, as he was supremely excited by the business model & significant untapped opportunities in the digital media domain.

Serving as the Executive Director for South Asia region, Anuj played a pivotal role in building & growing Affle. He forged important relationships, integral to Affle’s business and to its success as a mobile media company. At an industry level Anuj played a key role in growing the mobile advertising industry in the region. In 2011, Anuj was promoted to the position of CEO of Affle.

In 2012, when Affle announced the launch of its ‘Ripple’ cross screen rich media & video ad network business, Anuj started to spearhead that business as its Co-founder & Managing Director.

Over the last seven years, under his leadership, his team has conceptualised & implemented thousands of mobile ad campaigns for over 200 brands from a wide variety of sectors and forged successful strategic alliances and partnerships with several top publishers & carriers. Anuj is a regular speaker at industry events in Asia.

Prior to co-founding Affle, Anuj has worked with large global brands like ESPN STAR Sports, GroupM Mindshare and JWT.

Anuj holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi and a Masters from the Mudra Institute of Communications, Ahmedabad.
 

Satoko Kuroi
Vice President, Business Development
AdJapon

Satoko Kuroi is the Vice President of Business Development of AdJapon.

In this role, Satoko has three main responsibilities: Overseas clients account management running campaigns within the Japanese market, Media buying for Japanese advertisers in South East Asia, Europe and the US Product manager for the dashboard service where we integrate our largest Japanese ad networks, "nend"(CPC), "adcrops"(CPI) and "A8"(CPA) as well as any overseas advertiser network for advertisers globally.

Career Wise, she survived 8 years in web development as engineer and system integrator for software development companies. In 2011 she joined [email protected] Communications (listed on JASDAQ:2461), and headed the technical division of an affiliate e-commerce company business alliance. In 2012 she transferred to AdJapon (100% subsidiary of [email protected] Communications), where she manages her current responsibilities. In July 2013, she was selected as the "Best Performance Person" based on her hard work, sales and business development contributions to the company of more than 200 employees.

Bessie Lee
Chief Executive Officer
WPP China

In April 2013, Ms. Lee assumed the role of CEO, WPP China. In this position, Ms. Lee is responsible for mobilizing WPP companies and resources across disciplines, for the benefit of both international and local clients. Further, Ms. Lee helps to identify new business opportunities, potential acquisitions and investments, as well as support the Group’s ongoing efforts to attract and retain the best talent in China.
Ms. Lee has worked in the media communications industry in Greater China for more than 20 years, across a number of WPP companies.
Prior to her current role, Ms. Lee served as the CEO of GroupM China. During her seven-year tenure, GroupM’s media billings in the country tripled, and GroupM was named the number one media holding group in China in terms of billings, for five consecutive years from 2007 to 2012,according to RECMA.
Ms. Lee is recognized as one of the most experienced and highly respected individuals in China’s media industry, and is a frequent commentator and public speaker.
Ms. Lee has received a number of awards for her contributions to the media industry, including China’s Business Mulan Award, from China Entrepreneur (2012); Media Person of the Year, from Communication University of China (2010); Media Person with Major Contribution to the Industry by China Advertising (2010); China's top 10 most creative media professionals by the China Economic Newspaper Association (2007); and China’s top business women leaders by the All-China Women’s Federation (2006).
An avid tennis fan, Ms. Lee is also a member of the Women’s Tennis Association Global Advisory Council, where she advises the association on advertising, publicity and marketing in the Asia-Pacific region, particularly in China. Ms. Lee also was named a member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Women's Empowerment 2010.
Ms. Lee holds a Master’s degree in communications at the Illinois State University, USA.
Ms. Lee is based in Shanghai.

Daniel Lee
Director of Digital Projects APMEA
McDonald’s

Originally from Auckland, New Zealand, and raised in the family fish and chip shop, Daniel has come full circle to arriving at McDonald’s, responsible for leading key digital projects for the region to drive future business growth.

He is a 15 year digital veteran with digital leadership roles at traditional ad agencies like HAVAS Worldwide, Ogilvy and JWT, in addition to digital agencies and start ups. 

One of the best things about being from the agency side is the breadth of clients (including American Express, Nestlé, Ford, Unilever, Reckitt Benckiser, Ford, IBM, Danone) with the expanse of projects you get to work on (if it’s digital he’s probably done it, ranging from CRM, e-commerce, mobile apps, AR, gaming, analytics, social, search). One of the worst things about the agency side is that every digital project demands personal attention to devilish details, which fortunately he is very attuned to.

The Tech guys like him because he translates why something can – or cannot – work to the Marketing people.   Similarly, Marketing people like him because he can architect the big picture strategy, maintain peaceful relations with IT and still lead projects that keep the brand intact. 

In his spare time, he is an avid martial artist, passionate board gamer and predictor of stock market direction.

Barney Loehnis
Head of Digital, Asia Pacific
Ogilvy & Mather

Barney Loehnis joined Ogilvy in February 2010 to head up OgivlyOne’s digital offering across Asia Pacific and to help integrate digital services seamlessly across the Ogilvy Group. Barney joined from Isobar where he built and lead Aegis’s digital network across APAC, culminating in 2009 when Carat / Isobar won Media Asia Pacific “Agency of the Year”.

Prior to coming to Asia four years ago Barney ran Warner Bros’ Online division across EMEA and managed the commercial development as well as marketing strategies for all WB releases from 2001-2005; prior to that he developed digital services and eCommerce for the UK’s largest book, music and DVD retailer and in 2000 he helped launch Citikey ? a pioneering mobile city guide service - which delivered location based content to phones and PDA’s in 17 cities across Europe.

On leaving school Barney walked 6,000kms from Istanbul back to London, in 1989. He went on to read Philosophy at Bristol University. In 1993 Barney then embarked on a journey walking 9,000kms across China, and was the first person to retrace Mao’s Long March on foot.

Joshua Maa
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Madhouse Inc.

Joshua Maa is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Madhouse Inc., the leading Mobile Ad platform with steady growth both in China and India.

Joshua Maa is the Founding Member and Board Director of MMA APAC (Mobile Marketing Association, Asia Pacific Region). He is also the Co-founder and Board Member of MMA China, and the Head of Mobile Advertising Guideline Committee.

Before founding Madhouse, Joshua Maa was EVP at TOM Online, where he managed the Wireless Business & Operations and International Business Development teams, and helped Tom become the largest Wireless Value-Added Service Provider by revenue in China in 2005.

Before TOM Online, Joshua was the Founding CEO of Rock Mobile Corporation, Greater China's leading Mobile Music Entertainment Service Provider.

Joshua has over 20 years of managerial experience in Greater China’s New Media, entertainment, and Consumer Marketing industries.


 

Rob Marston
Founder
Zeus Unwired

Rob Marston is one of Australia’s most eminent thought leaders in the mobile advertising space. A true digital native, Marston taught MBA students about the ‘Information Superhighway’ back in 1996 at Durham University Business School. From theory to practice, Marston seized the opportunity (before the dotcom bubble burst) to help launch global leading recruitment website Monster.com in the UK, where he web-enabled businesses recruitment processes as well as created Monsters first career portal exclusively for public sector.

In early 2005, after relocating to Australia, Marston combined his passions for marketing and digital to work in the bourgeoning search engine marketing world for 24/7 Real Media (a WPP company). He then created a new nationwide search division at leading media agency Starcom MediaVest, working with large global brands such as General Motors, BankWest, Sportsbet, Samsung and Sony to bring Search into their marketing communications strategy.

The next logical stop for someone who loves being at the font of nascent advertising technology was mobile and Marston single handedly launched InMobi into the Australian and New Zealand market in 2010. Having uncovered his true passion for mobile and wanting to expand beyond an ad network, he launched Zeus Unwired (www.zeusunwired.com) a specialist boutique mobile agency working with large brands such as Yahoo, Domain, Subaru, Samsung and Westfield on mobilizing their advertising.

Marstons’ infatuation with mobile lead him to speak at a number of conferences including Ad Tech (where he is a founding member of the Unwired Advisory Council and created the inaugural ‘mobile only’ ad:tech Unwired event), several AIMIA conferences as well as lecturing in mobile at The University of Sydney and RMIT (Vietnam). Marston also enjoys working as a voluntary mentor on schemes aimed to help support and foster innovation within the start up community (MEGA and Push Start).

In the ‘analogue world’ he loves racing mountain bikes, cooking and photography.
 

Colin JG Miles
Chairman, MEF Asia: the global community for mobile content and commerce
Vice President, Corporate Relations, InternetQ PLC

Colin is recognized as a leading speaker on mobile marketing and the convergent media industry, he is a long-time online and mobile entrepreneur, whom -- following his company’s M&A – now represents global mobile and digital entertainment powerhouse: InternetQ PLC (INTQ) which is listed on the London Stock Exchange and rated as one of the World’s most successful mobile companies.

During his career, Colin has worked extensively in the field now best described as mobile ‘Social Entertainment’, including mass participation TV show formats such as Pop Idol and Got Talent. He has also published two peer-reviewed White Papers on mobile interactive media for the annual Broadcast Asia conference in Singapore.

In 2011, he was elected by his peers to become Chairman of MEF Asia (www.mefmobile.org) the leading global mobile industry association based in London, and was re-elected to that position at the Mobile World Congress 2013. Colin has also been a Judge for the GSMA “Global Mobile Awards” in 2012 and 2013 – as well as being a Judge for the Asian Communication Awards this year. He has been living and working in Asia for the past twenty years.

Corporate website: http://www.internetq.com/

Dilip Mistry
Co-Founder and CEO
Semusi

How do we make smartphones even smarter? That is the central question driving the Semusi team who believe proactively understanding a user's context matters is critical to build smarter, personalized, highly engaging apps. Smart apps today understand the user ‘location context’. Smarter apps tomorrow will unobtrusively understand contexts such as activity, behaviour, mood, preference etc. Semusi Sense is a ‘Context Awareness platform’ to build smarter apps such as Semusi Activ – a  24x7, activity tracking service to help all live smarter.

Dilip is also Managing Director with IncubAsia Ventures, a Singapore based incubator focused on providing business acceleration, incubation and venture investment services for early stage media technology companies.

Previously Dilip spent over 20 years in a variety of operational roles driving strategy, marketing, sales and general management in software, online, mobile and new media business at Microsoft, IBM and technology start-ups.  Dilip was on the Global Board of the Mobile Marketing Association for two terms and continues to be actively engaged with brands, agencies and mobile marketing technology providers. 

Dilip holds an MBA, University of Chicago Booth and is currently pursuing a MSc in Wireless Health with Case Western Reserve University. Dilip is actively involved in the Quantified Self movement.
 

 

Vishnu Mohan
Chief Executive Officer
Havas Media, Asia Pacific

Vishnu took up the responsibility of setting up the media network from scratch for Havas Group in Asia in 2005. The youngest international network has continued to grow aggressively under his watch through new business momentum and geographical expansion. Today as the CEO of Havas Media Group Asia Pacific, he oversees offices in 17 countries in the region, spanning across 25 cities.

Having spent 20 years in the industry, Vishnu has worked across account management, strategic planning and agency management roles at creative and media agencies in India, China, Singapore and United Kingdom. Starting his advertising career with Y&R in India, where he looked after the Colgate Palmolive business, he moved to Euro RSCG (now Havas Worldwide) Singapore in 1995. Under his stewardship, Euro RSCG grew to be one of the most successfully integrated 360 agencies winning the Agency of the Year at the very first Effies in Singapore.

Currently based in Singapore, Vishnu is a regular contributor to regional and global industry events, having been invited on the jury of top global and regional events. He is also on the board of the Asia Chapter of Mobile Marketing Forum and regularly speaks at industry events like Ad Tech, Festival of Media and Asia Pacific Media Forum. He is a passionate champion of the group’s global approach—Meaningful Brands—which outlines a huge opportunity for brands to reconnect with consumers.

An alumni of IIM Ahmedabad (IIM-A), he is an ardent believer of the co-existence of "innovation" and "accountability" and his driving force is his version of ROI - Return on Innovation.

Dick van Motman
Chairman & CEO
Dentsu Aegis Network/Southeast Asia

Dick joined Dentsu Network Asia in 2012 as the first non-Japanese head of the Region helping in the transformation journey towards building the first ever Global Communications Group born out of Asia.

His previous experience in building and transforming operations in various countries and in various capacities throughout the region over the last 20 years gave him an ideal platform to build from.

Following the acquisition of Aegis Media by Dentsu Inc., Dick was asked to lead the Southeast Asia operations for the newly formed Dentsu Aegis Network, a purposely different network, built for the Digital age.  In this capacity he heads up both the Dentsu and Aegis assets, comprising out of 35 operations, and more than 1700 people across our brands like Carat, Isobar, Posterscope, Vizeum, Dentsu and iProspect, in SEA.

Dick comes from a rich global heritage and culture. Dutch/Indonesian, Portuguese/Jewish parentage, and grew up in Holland.  He graduated with a Bachelor’s in economics; after which he studied sociology at the University of Amsterdam.

When he was 29, he went to Korea (which had just opened up), Indonesia followed (enjoying the turmoil of a collapsing regime), Hong Kong (witnessing the handover), Singapore (learning guided democracy), and then China (witnessing warp speed first hand).

Dick has been in the advertising industry for more than 25 years. He learned the ropes at Ogilvy & Mather, moved to D’Arcy, working for 12 years in multiple roles ranging from international account to office management. He then joined Leo Burnett for a year, focusing on integration of people and client assets after the no telecheck acquisition of BCom3.

Prior to joining Dentsu Aegis Network, he spent 9 years at DDB Worldwide, leading the business in the Greater China Group, which went on to become the Campaign Creative Agency of the Year in 2010, Campaign Digital Agency of the Year and the AdAge A-list Agency of the Year. This went hand in hand with a top 5 Effectiveness ranking in 2012.

On the back of this, he became the first foreigner to be awarded “Most Outstanding Advertising Person” by China Advertising and CCTV (China Central Television).

 


 

Leonardo O'Grady
Director ASEAN Integrated Marketing & Communications
Coca-Cola Asia Pacific

After completing his BA at McGill University in Canada and MA at Johns Hopkins University Leonardo went to Italy where he specialized in Entertainment marketing working with a broad range of companies including EMI, Virgin, Warner Bros. Paramount Pictures, Universal and Sony.  In Singapore he launched Beyond DDB also co-founding Rapp Collins and serving as partner in the brand-consulting arm of DDB The SpringBoard Group.  He  has worked in a number of financial institutions including Wachovia Bank and OUB-First-e (internet bank) as well as leading brand Coke with the local Singapore team. In 2001 he joined Saatchi & Saatchi  as Business Director.  His brand management experience in Singapore and Asia includes: CAAS, United Overseas Bank , Dow Jones, HBO, VW, Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Tower Records, HP, Lexus, Toyota, Sony, Guinness,  Nestle and Ricola  to name a few. 

Leonardo joined Coca-Cola Asia Pacific Group Office in 2006  taking on several different roles over the years leading IMC for the Region, Global Brand management  for  Sprite and working in the Asia Pacific Regional Sparkling  leadership Team.  In his current IMC role he is responsible for building market capability and works across Coca-Cola’s portfolio of Sparkling and Still beverage brands.

Saurabh Ohri
Senior Area Sales Director, Asia
Gemalto, Solutions and Services

Saurabh Ohri is Gemalto’s Senior Sales Director, Asia for Solutions and Services. His focus areas include conceptualizing the go-to market strategy for mobile marketing business, working with operators on innovative and non-intrusive mobile advertising solutions, and building up the ecosystem by partnering with advertising agencies and content players.

Saurabh is a key negotiator in partnership contract formulation, sales negotiations and tender submissions. In addition, his professional expertise includes a keen technical background in mobile marketing technologies - SMS, location based advertising, mobile ad platforms and QR codes.

Currently based in Singapore, Saurabh holds a Master of Business Administration (Marketing and Strategy) from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Bachelor of Engineering (Computers) from Delhi College of Engineering
 

Edward Pank
Managing Director
Warc Asia Pacific

Edward opened the Asia Pacific office for Warc at the beginning of 2011 in Singapore, bringing the world’s most comprehensive marketing intelligence service to the region. Since then, the business has been expanding at a rapid pace, while generating new Asian content with initiatives like the Warc Prize for Asian Strategy.

Edward has a creative agency background. Before Warc, he was Managing Director of Bates in Singapore, where he led integrated teams to develop campaigns for Sony, Heineken, Nokia and the Singapore Pavilion at Word Expo in Shanghai. Before moving to Singapore, Ed was based in London, where he worked for 14 years at Rainey Kelly/Y&R, latterly as Global Business Director for Land Rover, leading integrated teams to develop launch campaigns around the world.

Always a keen proponent of effective communications, he has won several awards throughout his career, including Effies for Sony and the Anti-Drugs campaign in Singapore.

Ed has lived in the city-state for over five years now, where he continues to enjoy the Singapore way of life with his wife and three children.
 

Sean Rach
Regional Director, Brand & Corporate Affairs
Prudential Corporation Asia

Sean joined Prudential Corporation Asia in 2009 and champions the development of integrated marketing solutions supporting Prudential's businesses across Asia. This includes the collaboration of brand advertising, research, public relations, corporate events, and digital with the government relations, customer marketing, partnership marketing and corporate social responsibility functions.

Prior to joining Prudential, he was the Asia region head of the American Express account at Ogilvy Asia Pacific and Managing Director of OgilvyOne Hong Kong. He also has held several marketing positions with Sprint Communications and Hallmark Cards.

Sean is active in the Asian marketing community having served as the Chairman of the Mobile Marketing Association Asia Pacific (2009-2010) and the Hong Kong 4As Interactive and Direct Committee (2001-2008).

Originally from Fort Worth, Texas, he attended the Thunderbird Global School of Business and the United States Naval Academy.
 

Rohit Dadwal
Managing Director
Mobile Marketing Association Asia Pacific Limited

A highly visible industry advocate with over 18 years of experience in the internet, digital and mobile spheres, with experience spanning different roles and across different industry verticals. 

He has been instrumental in the MMA’s growth in the region, forging relationships with industry leaders and key stakeholders. He also writes regularly on mobile and mobile marketing related matters, and has spoken at numerous industry events and conferences across the global markets, evangelizing digital marketing and mobile as marketing media to over 20,000 people. 

Rohit sits on the board of the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) in Singapore, is an Advisor for the Internet and Mobile Marketing Association of the Philippines (IMMAP) and IDBYTE (Indonesia). In addition, Rohit is often called to serve as a judge for marketing awards across Asian markets, and is an award-winning business leader, who also mentors several young start-ups.

Raj Sambwani
Global Mobility Domain Lead
DuPont

Currently launching and evangelising internal enterprise-wide mobility solutions and initiatives across devices and applications at DuPont, and doing my MBA at Imperial College.

Previous experience and track record in business development, product management and service marketing leadership in digital and mobile services, with solution and people focused approach to starting and launching new product offerings with financial impact. Multi-national experience with entrepreneurial acumen, having worked in Hong Kong and London with Microsoft, and in regional and local roles with Microsoft, IBM, Nokia and Tata based out of Singapore. .

Specialties:Business development, building and managing teams, partner channel development and management, new project incubation, contract negotiation, Internet and mobile technologies, entrepreneurial instincts.

Mike Savage
Editor, The Asia Media Journal
Vice President, Content, Media Partners Asia

Mike Savage has been writing about media and marketing for 17 years, including more than eight years focused on the Asia-Pacific region. He is currently employed as VP of Content and Editor of The Asia Media Journal by Media Partners Asia (www.media-partners-asia.com), a leading provider of information services for the advertising, media and telecommunications industries in Asia-Pacific.

 

Jeffrey Seah
Country Chair, VivaKi, South East Asia
Chairperson, Starcom Mediavest Group, Asia Digital Leadership Team

Jeffrey Seah rejoined Starcom Mediavest Group (SMG) in 2009 in a leadership role to helm its SEA operations, with key responsibilities to focus on growth, as well as to strengthen the network’s product and offering.

As our industry operates in a world where vast amounts of valuable data comes from the digitisation of the media and technological landscape, one of the first things Jeffrey embarked in SMG was to foster a digital culture within the network, leading the charge to scale the agency’s interactive capabilities through the decentralisation of digital knowledge and skills across the organisation. Currently, 90% of SMG staff in SEA are GAP (Google Advertising Professional) certified, a shining example of Jeff’s success, and commitment, in pushing through digital percolation at SMG.

Jeffrey is also a strong advocate of future-proofing businesses. Under his management, he has fortified SMG’s core capabilities by delivering talent, expanding assignments among existing MNC clients, as well as driving diversified services to ensure the longevity of the media business that is fast becoming commoditised. In an industry where understanding consumers forms the crux of the business, Jeffrey’s work philosophy and ethics encourages a work environment that champions out-of-the-box thinking,  resulting in an agency that delivers meaningful brand experiences to its clients, and further accelerating SMG’s transformation into a Human Experience Company.

Prior to his return to SMG, Jeffrey was with GroupM, first as CEO for Mindshare & MAXUS Singapore, and subsequently helmed Mindshare’s offices in Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia as their sub-regional CEO. Before his stint with GroupM, Jeffrey was a 10-year SMG veteran, responsible for launching Starcom Singapore in 1999, and establishing the Starcom IP Digital Marketing unit across Asia for SMG in 2002.

An advertising business innovator, Jeffrey identifies and admires Charles Darwin, and naturally believes the multi-skilled will be selected by the nature of business. His greatest fear is to vacillate before a decision and his greatest regret is not being a doctor. A fan of the Pet Shop Boys and Stephanie Sun, Jeffrey considers his greatest achievement to being a doting father to his 3 children.

Sir Martin Sorrell
CHIEF EXECUTIVE
WPP

Sir Martin Sorrell founded WPP, the world’s largest advertising and marketing services group, in 1985 and has been chief executive throughout.
 
WPP companies, which include some of the most eminent agencies in the business, provide clients with advertising, media investment management, consumer insight, public relations and public affairs, branding and identity, healthcare communications, direct, interactive and internet marketing, and specialist communications services.

Collectively, WPP employs over 165,000 people (including associates) in over 3,000 offices across 110 countries.  The Group’s worldwide companies include JWT, Ogilvy & Mather Advertising, Y&R, Grey, Mindshare, MEC, MediaCom, Kantar (including  Millward Brown and TNS), Wunderman, Burson-Marsteller, Hill+Knowlton Strategies, Landor, The Brand Union, G2, Fitch, The Partners, AKQA and WPP Digital (including 24/7 Media). Clients include 350 of the Fortune Global 500, all 30 of the Dow Jones 30, 63 of the NASDAQ 100 and 31 of the Fortune e-50.  In 2012, WPP had revenues of $16.5 billion and billings of $70.5 billion.
 
Sir Martin actively supports the advancement of international business schools – advising Harvard, IESE, the Indian School of Business and the China Europe International Business School.  He has been publicly recognised with a number of awards including the Harvard Business School Alumni Achievement Award.  He received a knighthood in January 2000.

Sir Martin contributes to many important organisations and charities.  In 2006, he was appointed a non executive director of Alpha Topco, the Formula 1 company.  In 2008, he was appointed by The English Football Association to the Board of the bid to stage the 2018 FIFA World Cup.  He is on the Executive Committee of the World Economic Forum International Business Council and a member of the Business Council in the US.  He is a Trustee of the British Museum, a member of the corporate Advisory Group of the Tate Gallery, and on the International Advisory Board of The Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.  In 2010 he was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Bloomberg Family Foundation.  He is vice-chairman of IBLAC. He is a non-executive director of Sorrell Capital. In 2011 he was appointed a member of the Advisory Board of Stanhope Capital.  In 2012 he was appointed a non-executive director of Alcoa.
 

Herwinto Chandra Sutantyo
Head of M-Advertising
PT XL Axiata

Herwinto brings more than 20 years of experience in the advertising and telecommunication sectors providing industrial insights at street level.

An evangelist for Mobile advertising since 2007, he joined XL Axiata in 2013 to head its Mobile Advertising business and has successfully uplift Indonesia's Mobile Advertising industry to the highest standard by practice lead for innovative operation. By end 2013, the business received accolade as Axiata's Center of Excellence.

Herwinto started his career as Creative Director for numerous advertising agency before heading a group of branding consultant with key accounts including Unilever, Phillip Morris, Coca Cola, Danone and Garuda prior to his ventures into telecommunication sector started with Indosat and today XL Axiata.

Graduated with BA Honors from the UK and holds both MA and MBA in System Information Design and Marketing.

Sagar Tamang
Executive Director, Telecom & Technology Industry Group
Nielsen Southeast Asia

Sagar leads Nielsen’s Telecom and Technology business in the Southeast Asia region based out of the Singapore office. He collaborates with Nielsen’s global leaders on solutions that tackle the business as well as research needs of Telecoms and Technology clients across multiple markets. As a regional lead, Sagar develops best practices for Nielsen’s Southeast Asia region, creating and developing research discipline and tools that help enhance the value of integrated research solutions for clients in this part of the world.

A seasoned industry practitioner, Sagar has over 16 years of market research experience spanning across the Indian sub-continent, Middle East North Africa and Southeast Asia region.

Sagar speaks regularly at professional conferences on topics related to developments in marketing and marketing research. He has co-authored an ESOMAR paper and presented ‘Accomplishing CRM goals - Conventional Segmentation Linked to Data Warehouse’ and ‘You Can't Judge a Book by its Cover! - A way to tackle the severe acquiescence bias among Arab respondents’. He was also a speaker for ‘ICT development in MEA’ for European Microprocessor Statistics Association held in Lisbon, Portugal.

Sagar holds a MBA degree with majors in Marketing from Nepal.
 

Vinod Thadani
Chief Digital Officer
Mindshare, South Asia

Vinod Thadani just joined the group back as Chief Digital Office @ Mindshare – He was a key pillar responsible to get mobile advertising to the level that it has reached today. With over 15+ years of media experience he had set up the largest mobile practice at GroupM in 2008. A thought leader and a thorough professional, he strictly believes in continuous innovation and that has helped him always stay ahead of the curve. When at GroupM we used to ensure & assure that with our clients we always try to give innovative solutions which no one else has done in the market and keep raising the bar across our mobile offerings. Today GroupM is the only agency who has 25 MMA certified member team exclusively working on the mobile platform & new media across all offices in India.

When Vinod was in GroupM he made sure that their mobile practice was the best across APAC with India/division winning maximum media awards across GroupM agencies in the mobile category across all major award functions – IDMA, Emvies, Goa Fest, Campaign India, Yahoo & Festival Of Media apart from making GroupM mobile as No.1 agency for 4 consecutive years.

Kerstin Trikalitis
Co-Founder and CEO, Out There Media
Chair, MMA EMEA

Kerstin is responsible for the company’s global growth working closely with Fortune 500 global brands as well as with tier 1 mobile operators. She has over 15 years of international experience in the mobile industry and has held leading management positions since 2001. Prior to her appointment as CEO of Out There Media, she was the Managing Director of WIN SA, a subsidiary of LSE-listed mobile services provider WIN plc. Her previous position was Managing Director of Imako Interactive, which she successfully transformed from a loss-making web development firm into a profitable supplier of mobile services that was acquired by WIN plc in 2005. Kerstin started her career in Marketing at Unilever, a position which formed the foundation of her solid knowledge in the fields of Marketing and Communications. She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics & Business Administration, and an MBA from ESADE in Barcelona. She currently is enrolled at Harvard Business School with the OPM program (Owners and Presidents Management) graduating in 2014. She is a regular Keynote Speaker at international conferences and was appointed the Chairperson of the Board of the Mobile Marketing Association (MMA) for the EMEA region in 2012. Kerstin was selected as “Endeavor High Impact Entrepreneur” in 2013 and among the Top 50 Female Executive in Mobile by Mobile Entertainment Forum in 2010. She is half Danish and half Greek and speaks six languages.

Andreas Vogiatzakis
Chief Executive Officer
OMNICOM MEDIA GROUP, MALAYSIA

Born and raised in rural Crete in Greece, Andreas quit the prestigious Mathematics University of Athens to pursue his passion for Advertising at the University of Florida, where he graduated with High Honors.  He kick started his career at DMB&B in New York, and ever since he has forged a life journey spanning three continents and six countries.

From corporate America he moved back to Greece where he managed JWT’s media for international clients. In 1997, he set sail for Japan to establish the independent media unit of D’Arcy and later he joined Starcom Japan, restructuring it to be a strong international media agency in the Japanese market.  Enjoying the challenges of “building”, he later moved on to Taiwan at the helm of the MindShare group, cementing it to be the strongest local market leader.  In 2006, he joined Omnicom Media Group Malaysia.  Under his leadership, growing from strength to strength, OMD & PHD won a gold award each in the highly coveted Campaign’s Agency of the Year Awards as Best Offices in Malaysia in 2012.

A coach, a mentor and a world citizen, Andreas has received numerous awards and accolades.  He is a highly sought after speaker, and has conducted numerous high-powered sessions for several universities and the industry at large.  He is a Certified Professional Coach (CPC), has served on several industry boards (MSA, MDA, ABC) and on the Board of Directors of the European Chamber of Commerce in Malaysia.  He has also served as a judge in the juries of many industry local and regional awards (Effies, MMA, PRCA, MMA APAC Mobile and others). He currently sits on the industry advisory boards of INTI Laureate International Universities, PJ College of Art & Design (PJCAD), and the Monash Dragon panel advisory.

Grant Watts
Head of Global Advertising
SingTel

Grant Watts, Head of Global Advertising, SingTel, is responsible in building the advertising ecosystem for the Group, developing the platforms and enhancing the advertising sales and business capabilities in our transformation into a media company.

Prior to taking on this new role, Grant was SVP & Managing Director for Amobee, Asia Pacific and has a proven track record of building, running and amplifying successful media and techonology related businesses. 

His experience spans over 20 years and extends across Australia, Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, in a number of sales and senior management positions, including stints in Microsoft and Yahoo.

Rahul Welde
Vice President - Media, Asia Africa, Middle East and Turkey
Unilever

Rahul Welde is the Regional Vice President - Media at Unilever. 

He is responsible for driving the media and communication agenda through a network of agencies and partners. He has played a pivotal role in driving digital in the region with key strategic partnerships in new media with global as well as Chinese corporations. He is a strong advocate of non-traditional thinking and a number of projects under his stewardship have received wide acclaim and recognition.

Rahul has been with Unilever since 1991 and has benefited from diverse exposure and challenging assignments across businesses and functions.

Rahul is also actively involved in industry issues and is the Regional VP Media & Marketing for The World Federation of Advertisers (WFA) and Chairman of Mobile Marketing Association (MMA), APAC.

Dan Ye
Vice President, Asia-Pacific Commercial Operations
PR Newswire

Dan’s primary focus at PR Newswire is to grow its business in the Asia-Pacific markets through organic development, acquisitions and partnerships. As the regional commercial leader for PR Newswire, Dan directly oversees sales, marketing, client services, and multimedia services in its eleven offices.

Prior to joining PR Newswire in 2009, Dan spent three years in the role of China Business Development Director for UBM Group. As part of the global corporate development/M&A team, Dan originated and completed a series of M&A transactions in Chinese business media and information space. Dan also spearheaded China-entry efforts by helping establish the local operations infrastructure for UBM companies.

Dan holds an MBA degree from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University, Bloomington, USA.
 

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