23 - 24 October, 2019
Amara Sanctuary Resort Sentosa, Singapore
Past Speakers 2018
50+ Heads of eCommerce, Digital and Marketing are confirmed to share their expertise at B2B Online Asia. The speakers below will share their insights on tools you need to power innovative, future-looking omni-channel experiences for your customers.
Scroll down to see all 50+ speakers and why they are so well positioned to speak about your biggest pain points. e're always looking ahead to book a roster of inspiring speakers.
Confirmed Manufacturers and Distributers: Asian Headquartered
Global Director, Group Chief Transformation office
As a Global Director at Huawei Carrier Business Group CTO Office, Jim leads the Digital Transformation and Strategic Projects in APAC Global Solution Elite Team. Jim comes with over 20 years of experience holding senior positions in companies like Amdocs, Accenture and Tech Mahindra where he served key responsibilities in P&L management, CRM, Delivery Management, Business Strategy, Market Development and Team Leadership.
CEO INSEE Digital, CIO and Chief Digital Officer
Siam City Cement
Dennis van Heezik is the CEO of INSEE Digital in Thailand as well as CDO/CIO of Siam City Cement, the second largest cement producer of Thailand. Before Dennis joined Siam City Cement, he was the global leader of Digital Transformation and eCommerce for Philips Lighting. Philips Lighting is the largest lighting manufacturer in the world and delivers lighting solutions to professional customers as well as to consumers.
Dennis has over 25 years’ experience in the digital industry, including digital marketing, ecommerce and digital product innovation.
Chief Marketing Officer and SVP
Sembcorp Parks Management
Lawrence YIP is the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) with dual-appointment as Senior Vice- President (SVP), Business Development. Responsible for driving the external B2B marketing of the iconic and award-winning Vietnam Singapore Industrial Park and Township (VSIP) in North, South and Central Vietnam, Kendal’s Park-By-The-Bay in Central Java, Indonesia (2200-hectare) and India – Andhra Pradesh Smart City. Lawrence was formerly the Asia-Pacific Director for Business Development in Honeywell for Industrial Automation and had worked in TOTAL Oil (France), Kerry Properties / Shangri-la Group (HK), Bilcare (India) and Reed Elsevier (USA) on several new successful start-ups in Asia. He has diversified industry experience in real estate’s development, hotel & facilities management, oil & gas, pharmaceuticals and general management.
Global Director, Group Chief Transformation Office
David Morrison is Director, Huawei Carrier Business Group Chief Transformation Office and is based out of Singapore. He has over 30 years’ experience in the ICT sector with a focus on digital transformation and technology enablement programs to transform the way IT and telecommunications is delivered to the business. David has extensive experience working with global operators, industry leaders and governments, developing industry plans, go-to-market strategies, providing transformation & modernization roadmaps and delivering whole-of-ICT outsourcing solutions to both enterprise & telecommunications customers.
Senior Brand Manager
A passionate marketer, Anvesha is currently responsible for the digital marketing strategy of Asian Paints. Anvesha was placed in “Top 50 Most Influential Digital Leaders” by the World Marketing Congress in 2017. A thought leader in her field, she has been a speaker at various conferences and her guest articles have been published in various content portals like afaqs!, tvnews4u.com. She was featured by Social Samosa in the “Social Media Superwomen” in India for two consecutive years in 2016 and 2017. She was also instrumental in winning several awards for Asian Paints at Goafest, IDMA and CMO Asia awards.
Her journey started with Google, where she worked closely with clients like Sephora, Gap and Jet Airways to help them build successful strategy for their marketing campaigns across the Google ecosystem. Following which, she transformed the marketing strategy at Travelyaari.com and set up a strong base with an efficient team.
She is extremely excited and optimistic about the adoption of digital technology and is looking forward to how digital is all set to change of shape of marketing.
Executive Vice President
Ajit Aras is the Executive Vice President at Sharp Electronics Singapore. He has a long track record of sustainable new business creation in the B2B and B2G environments.
He has aligned multi-cultural international sales and marketing teams to excel in lead-generation and lead-nurturing towards achieving the company’s targets for revenue growth and profitability. He has collaborated extensively with solution partners and customers in Asia to constantly enhance the customers’ experience throughout the buying journey.
Leveraging on his deep understanding of local business cultures and monetary practices in emerging markets, he has closed several business contracts and has successfully concluded pricing and business share negotiations.
As part of community service, he delivers guest lectures to business management students.
VP, Marketing & Communications
Currently, wearing 2 hats:
1. Managing Director & Founder of SolarPVExchange Pte Ltd( 2014) Singapore’s first solar PV platform for building owners, solar installers and investors with the following proprietary online tools:
• SunQuote -‐ A simulator that allows a building owner to estimate the potential size of his solar system, and at the same time understand their return on investment for their solar system.
• SunMeter -‐ A metering dashboard that allows owners of solar systems to monitor the performance of their solar system and generate reports as well as billing statements.
• SunVest -‐ A crowd funding platform for investors to invest in renewable and sustainable projects.
EPC (Engineering, Procurement and Construction), financing, monitoring, operations & maintenance in renewable energy projects, as well as energy efficiency, demand management, and IOT energy monitoring devices.
2. Vice President Marketing & Communications of Sunseap Group (2017) & Accelerator/Incubator & Sustainable Reporting Lead. I oversee and lead the MarCom team in marketing and communications for the Group. This includes B2B, B2C, B2G and Investor relations, PR, social media management, video/info graphics production, newsletters, crisis management, budgetting, & team management. In 2017, attained the ‘Certified Sustainable Reporting Specialist’* Cert from National Centre for Sustainable Reporting. Am also currently setting up the program for Sunseap Energy Ventures’ incubator/accelerator program.
Confirmed Manufacturers and Distributers: International Companies
SVP Retail Strategy & Global eCommerce
With a career dedicated to B2B, Farrukh earned his eCommerce grades at BP and then Philips before joining Schneider Electric in Hong-Kong 3 years ago. In more than 20 years, Farrukh is passionate about marketing management, trade marketing and how new digital offerings impact he traditional b2b sales model.
Head of eBusiness Platforms
Lars Hanf is a seasoned Marketing and eBusiness expert with a proven track record in growing brands, businesses and teams on a global scale. As Director Marketing Communication at Sartorius he is in charge of all global MarCom initiatives, on- and offline, of the two core businesses Bioprocess Solutions and Lab Products & Services. Prior to his work at Sartorius Lars was Vice President Marketing at Credit Suisse and Chief Marketing Officer at ricardo.ch, the leading Swiss ecommerce platform. As alumnus of the Google Guru Program, Lars is a sought-after speaker and lecturer in the field of Digital Transformation with a special focus on marketing and sales organizations.
Global eCommerce Product Head
Digital Product management and IT professional with 19 years of experience developing and launching digital products globally, implementing enterprise scale Software systems, and digitalizing business processes to deliver organizational efficiency and effectiveness.
8 years of Siemens Healthineers experience across R&D, global marketing, corporate eCommerce and regional business development role. Strong collaboration, project management and analytics skills with customer oriented solution mindset.
Global Senior Director eCommerce
Ganesh is the GM and Director of Mondelēz International’s Asia Pacific eCommerce business. Mondelez is a $35B global snack-food company, with a portfolio of loved brands such as Cadbury’s chocolates, Oreo cookies, Ritz crackers, Halls candy and Trident gum among others. In his role, he carries full P&L responsibility for Mondelez’s eCommerce business in the region - leading a rapid growth agenda across China, India, South East Asia, Australia and Japan. Having lived and worked extensively across Asia, he has a unique insight into the consumer and the eCommerce revolution in these markets. Prior to Mondelez he spent 10+ years in management consulting, most recently with Bain & Company.
Group VP, Global eCommerce and Multichannel Convergence
Devashish is currently leading digital and ecommerce at Rexel. He joined Rexel in 2013 and is responsible for defining how digital fits into Rexel’s evolution to a multichannel business. Since joining Rexel, Devashish has built a global hybrid digital team with Centers of Excellence at the group level that work together with digital teams at the country level to bring digital capabilities that connect and serve customers across their lifecycle.
Prior to joining Rexel, Devashish has worked at the crossroads of digital and international for most of his career. He has built and lead digital and ecommerce organizations in several companies including Texas Instruments and Premier Farnell. He has lived and worked in North America, Europe and Asia and currently spends most of his time in Dallas and Paris.
Global Business Communications Director, Olympic & Sports Solutions
The Dow Chemical Company
Linda Lim is the global business communications lead for Dow Olympic & Sports Solutions (O&SS) with responsibilities for raising awareness of Dow’s solutions and capabilities, showcasing innovations, and creating relevant context for the commercial team to grow share of wallet and market by using effective marketing communications programs. Prior to O&SS, Linda was the global business communications director for Dow Water & Process Solutions in Edina, Minnesota, where she partnered the business to win the prestigious U.S. Water Prize 2016, Environmental Leader Project of the Year award, and become a finalist in the IChemE Global Award for water. For two years from 2014 to 2015, Linda was Associate Director of the Office of the Chairman & CEO (OCEO) and Executive Communications team. In 2012, Linda relocated to Midland, Michigan, in the role of global issues management & crisis communications and government affairs operations leader after 7 years in Singapore leading public & government affairs for Dow Southeast Asia, India and Australia & New Zealand.
Linda joined Dow from public relations agency, Hill & Knowlton, in 2002, after starting her career at JTC Corporation, the Singapore government’s industrial land developer in 1999. She was on the Dean’s list of her global executive MBA class from IE Business School, has an honors degree in English Language from the National University of Singapore and a first degree in Sociology. Linda is an accredited member of the Institute of Public Relations of Singapore. For her contributions to creating a conducive business environment in ASEAN and for being representative of the next generation of business leaders who will advance US-ASEAN business relationships, Linda was named one of the US-ASEAN Business Council’s Rising Stars in 2010.
Global Marketing Head, Aviation Fuels and Lubricants
Shell Eastern Petroleum
A seasoned marketing professional who has two decades of local and international experience in successfully managing B2B and B2C brands at country, cluster, regional and global levels.
He has delivered high-impact marketing and sales programmes by leading multi-cultural teams. A large part of his career has been in the east for Shell in Asia Pacific and Middle East.
Amjad has also successfully led major cross business transformation and change management projects in Middle East and South Asia.
Currently leads the global marketing team for aviation lubricants and fuels out of Singapore. He is taking up an exciting assignment from July 2018 to lead the Change and Development agenda globally in Shell’s Lubricants Supply Chain.
Chief Digital Officer APAC
Hanson is leading the company ebusiness and establishing business model for all divisions worldwide to develop new sales channel crossing different divisions in China and globally. As a believer in change and long-term goal, he actually was the first one to bring digitalization into the traditional B2B business as the eCommerce head of ABB China and won the Gold Partner award of Alibaba in 2014-2016 and Best New Managers of internet business in 2015.
Head of Digital for ASEAN Pacific
As head of digital for ASEAN at Philips, Chum has an overall responsibility for digital strategy creation and delivery. Elaine is also seen as brand custodian of the Philips digital spaces and a change driver of the digital domain. Her expanded responsibility includes coaching of digital members of digital members to expand her digital expertise to Philip’s Lighting and Health Care. Having lived and worked in Australia, China, Singapore, Netherlands and Korea, Elaine brings about her experiences and insights from the East and West, bringing in an international and culture perspective. She was awarded GOLD by Philips for Outstanding Digital Activation for 2015 in a local market.
Head of Marketing, Asia & Pacific
Lynn Huang Freeman is the Asia & Pacific Head of Marketing for Honeywell Safety & Productivity Solutions business. Her role is to lead a cross-cultural and -territorial organization to drive Honeywell marketing transformation in the region, and deliver Honeywell’s new brand promise “the Power of Connected” with unique value proposition around the Connected Worker, Connected Enterprise and Connected Industry.
Awarded as one of Asia’s Most Influential CMOs at the World Brand Congress in Singapore in 2015 and Asia’s Top 50 Women Leaders by CMO Asia in 2016, Lynn is a Subject Matter of Expert in technology marketing and customer experience marketing, and a passionate leader on marketing and digital transformation in both IT and Industry Sectors. Prior to Honeywell, Lynn was in the Global High Growth Region and Asia Pacific marketing leadership roles with Motorola Solutions and Nokia Location and Commerce Could Services, where she had a track record of transforming marketing and driving business growth.
Regional Digital Marketing Lead, Asia Pacific & Japan
Digital marketer with over a decade of experience leading marketing strategy, Digital media & business development across Tech, CPG and FSI.
Currently Rohan is leading Paid Media, Content & MarTech initiatives for Intel across 15 markets in APJ.
Rohan strives to reach a significant number of Intel’s intended audience through targeted media and help create connected, personalized experiences to produce tangible business value for the organization and its customers.
Member of the Intel's first ever digital Hub- a real time monitoring center to tap into data across social, search and external media which helps in making data driven decisions. He is also the internal champion for executing Account Based Targeting and social selling initiatives.
Rohan loves to travel and is a foodie at heart. He is always ready for a new experience. Right now he is trying to teach his 1 year daughter to walk, talk and tweet!
Associate Director, eCommerce Strategy, New Retail & Analytics
Johnson & Johnson
Digital Marketing specialist with 11+ years of experience with a focus on Omni Channel Marketing and eCommerce. Worked with organizations such CNBC, Amazon & Charles & Keith. Currently leading eCommerce and New Retail Strategy for Johnson & Johnson, APAC. Passionate about consumer-centric digital innovation. Deep experience in evolving traditional business practices into digital models and orchestrating organizational change.
Head Of eCommerce, SEA
A seasoned manager with 5 experiences of having led and grown an eCommerce P&L for a brand ,pure-play online business or marketplace, which demonstrated an ability to set and deliver on a strategy for a business in rapid-growth or transformation mode. A confident Leader with high degree of commercial acumen and will bring a results and ROI focused approach to decision making while is resilient to pressure and can remain calm and clear minded. Natural organizer who can multi task whilst managing a complex and high volume of work. Adept at analysing figures and harnessing data to maximize performance and profit.
Head of eCommerce
Ajay has over 15 years + experience in eCommerce management & strategic roles. Currently working for Essilor, a global leader in eyewear as the regional head of eCommerce for Asia, Middle-East, Russia & Africa region responsible for the organic growth, mergers & acquisitions & various digital transformation initiatives in the organization. He has accumulated extensive expertise and insights on running several eCommerce & Omni-channel initiatives across the Asia-pacific region.
Prior to Essilor, he has managed eCommerce businesses & online strategies for brands like 3M & Dell across the Asia Pacific region. He also has a consulting background.
B2B Digital Commerce Leader Asia
Over 15 years of Account Management, Business development, Strategic and General Management experience for Digital & eCommerce, Online Media and Telecom sector.
Currently he leads the Digital & eCommerce Business for 3M in 10 countries in Asia region.
Sales Director, Retail commercial fleet (B2B)
Kaushik Burman (Sales Director, B2B Fleet & Mobility solutions, Singapore & Indonesia, Shell) heads the B2B Fleet & Mobility solutions business for Singapore and Indonesia
The Fleet & mobility solutions business offers B2B transportation customers with a comprehensive “Total Fleet Management” solution, embed with technology enabled fleet card, telematics solution and route optimization algorithms.
Shell’s fleet management solution has helped customers across a wide range from large 3PLs/4 PLs/ ecommerce/ manufacturing / FMCG, focus on improving fleet efficiency, thereby leading to higher performance, and overall lower total costs of ownership & usage.
Kaushik has earlier worked in strategy and marketing departments in Shell, his previous assignment was in the clean fuels portfolio based in The Hague, where the team developed LNG fuel for heavy duty trucking and marine applications.
Kaushik is a mechanical engineer by training and holds an MBA from INSEAD, where he received the prestigious J&J Blue Ocean strategy scholarship.
Director Communications, Sponsorship & Digital
Chris is the Director for Communication, Sponsorship & Digital Marketing & Service of Total Oil Asia Pacific & Middle East, responsible for driving the brand development and digital transformation of Total Marketing & Services affiliates, with coverage from Saudi Arabia, UAE to India, China, SE Asia, Australia and the Pacific Islands. Chris has extensive & diverse experience in various parts of the Energy industry value chain: Engineering & Project Management for upstream projects, Corporate Development & Strategy, Business Development and more recently Sales & Marketing for Total’s gas station network in Indonesia.
Head of Consumer Connections, APAC
Reckitt Benckiser Health
I have over 20 years’ regional experience in creating and implementing customer centric strategies to drive results. I am a strong believer in the data-driven mindset with CRM at the beginning of the customer journey and ecommerce at the end, leading to repeat purchases. And have successfully applied this approach across industries like Beauty, Retail, Airlines, Mobile, Insurance, FMCG, Education and more.
As an individual I am strategic thinker who does not mind getting her hands dirty so as to learn, grow, innovate and shine. I am curious by nature and in line with often upgrading my skill example my recent certification with MIT on Understanding AI for business applications.
Currently in the role of Sr. Manager with Reckitt Benckiser Health, I am responsible for making Digital , CRM, Ecommerce and DTC to work together to deliver the growth outlined for the business in the region. This role is across channels and also includes Mobile (AI, IOT & ML), Social Media, Search, SEO, SEM, Display and Programmatics.
Digital Transformation & Collaboration Expert
Having been born in Belgium, grown up in Brazil and now living in Singapore, I'm very interested in culture - the one nurtured by a country, the one built by a company and the one that each of us creates individually. During the past 2 years, I have been working at Solvay to accelerate the digital transformation, being particularly focused on the new (digital) culture we are building. My background is journalism, communication and marketing.
Director & Site Head- Amgen Digital Health (JAPAC)
Target-focused and passionate innovator and digital-focused executive with a proven record in APAC for imagining, leading & executing pilots and large scale marketing and innovation initiatives. I am a key contributor to executive leadership teams, especially with digital innovation, healthcare, and marketing. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, alongside vision, business insight, and excellent negotiation and decision-making abilities. Focused on delivering innovative strategies; new digital health product innovation, hospital and patient experience design, consumer engagement innovation. The goal is always better health outcomes, outsize revenue generation, impactful innovation, and use of technology. Really love companies and people who want to disrupt the "standard operating models" in their industries, and make a difference.
CINO and Co-Founder: ZAGENO Inc. Define long, medium and short term strategic roadmap, leading strategic projects and building and integrating new business areas and functions 06/2015 – 12/2017 COO and Co-Founder: ZAGENO Inc. Building and leading ZAGENO’s global operational business from 0 US$ to 15M US$ yearly GMV Building and leading business areas: Marketing, Service, Biotech Content and Product Portfolio, Technical Integration, Sales, Vendor Acquisition
Demand Generation and Digital Marketing Manager
Jane Christensen is the Asia Marketing Center Manager driving digital transformation across all 3M business in Asia-Pacific. Jane is recognized as a global marketing and digital marketing expert with over 15 years of senior MNC experience across Asia-Pacific, with a particular focus on translating this into effective verifiable, successful results in China, Japan, Korea, India & South East Asia. She works on brand, insights, content and digital marketing initiatives and their successful end-to-end management for sales generation. Prior to this role she has held positions in strategy and insights within Asia and in North America.
Social DG Lead, APAC
Nazia Hayat leads social media program at Oracle for APAC region. She is part of the APAC digital team based out of Singapore.
Her role includes working on integrating & activating social programs for Oracle Cloud Business.
VP Marketing & Strategy, CMO
Tolga Pekel is the Vice President Marketing & Strategy, Chief Marketing Officer at Lafarge in Malaysia where he is responsible for the company's B2B and B2C marketing, strategy, commercial excellence, pricing, retail, digital, R&D management and business development. He also serve as Executive Committee Member.Tolga has 18 years of both operational and functional work experience in various multinational companies across Asia and Europe with a strong focus on Marketing in general, and Pricing, Sales Force Management, Product Development, Key Account Management in particular.Prior to joining Lafarge in Malaysia he worked in Switzerland, France and Ukraine as Global Head of Sales Excellence, Group Vice President Commercial Performance – Asia Region, and Vice President Marketing & Innovation. Solid accomplishments include; successful M&A transactions, turnaround management, creating start-up companies, setting up and leading Marketing & Key Account organizations, delivering exponential growth through new product sales, launch of commercial brands.MBA in Marketing, BSc in Chemical Engineering
Confirmed Industry Experts
Ogilvy & Mather
Pierre is a senior consultant with extensive experience in conceiving, structuring and selling marketing, digital and business transformation strategies, breaking the rules of traditional marketing and catalyzing innovation-led and data-driven mindsets for his clients.
Pierre has supported global brands for man than 15 years in their business transformation at global level acting as an innovation catalyst, running innovative lean start up strategies and agile working processes. Passionate with entrepreneurship, open-innovation and new technology, he co-founded in July 2016 the Viva Technology conference gathering in Paris 5000 start-up and tech leaders from the world. Pierre joined Ogilvy Consulting (www.ogilvyconsulting.com) in 2016 as Senior Partner for the APAC region. He leads both the Innovation and the Health & Wellness practice for the APAC region.
Echo Commerce Asia
Kyriakos has more than 12 years of experience leading eCommerce & Digital Marketing Strategies for some of the world’s biggest FMCG Consumer, Healthcare and B2B Technology companies around the globe. He has previously worked as the Regional Director of eCommerce for Abbott Nutrition business in South East Asia, driving exponential online sales growth.
Having experienced the impact of digital disruption in both businesses & communities around the world, he is passionate about sharing his practitioner knowledge and supporting other senior business executives to transform their organisations to become digital commerce ready businesses.
Founder & Director
Denis Zekic, founder of CeeDoo.com is an Award Winning Online Specialist and Author, with years of experience in both B2C and B2B sales and marketing sectors. Denis’ background stretches from SME to several multimillion turnover eCommerce and Digital marketing operations across UK, Europe and globally, including some Market Leading International Organisations.
Denis is also a Keynote speaker and presents regularly at various Industry Events. He has been on the Advisory Board, Keynote Speaker and Chair at WBR B2B Online Europe since its start.
Head of Digital Commerce
SIRS Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (NYP)
David is the Head of Digital Commerce for Singapore Institute of Retail Studies. He is also in the National eCommerce Committee. He is responsible for digital transformation in the retail industry with strategic partners Alibaba, Amazon Web Services, Amazon, ebay, Lazada, Qoo10 and ZomWork (Gig knowledge workers freelance eMarketplace). He has transformed the retailers as well as manufacturers on the mindset which resulted in these companies 100% of sales exponential growth, building digital commerce team from 3 to 80 and started new digital service provider businesses.
Prior joining SIRS, he was the Head of Electrolux-Asia Pacific as well as Dell-Asia Pacific for eCommerce. He also held senior positions with Hewlett Packard Asia Pacific, General Manager position with BenQ South East Asia.
Former Chief Digital Officer, APAC, GE Power, Head of ASEAN
Now focused on how Artificial Intelligence and Deep Learning will create next generation enterprises, Luis has 20 years experience in the Digital Transformation of industrial enterprises and has been involved with over 40 Customers in Heavy Industries (Power, Oil & Gas, Chemical, Mining and Manufacturing). The focus has been in the advisory on how to develop and execute an ERP, Analytics, IIOT and AI solution roadmap for clients in Asia Pacific, North/ South America, Europe and the Middle East. Prior to joining Element, Luis was the Chief Customer Success GE Digital responsible for all Digital Projects in APAC and formerly the Chief Digital Officer for GE Power in Asia, responsible for sales, go to market strategy, client relationships and delivery in the Power Industry. Before GE Luis spent 15 years working in the SAP Industrial solutions ecosystem as a Senior Director of Energy and Resources for SAP Asia and as a Management Consultant for Accenture, Deloitte, HCL and Ouest Enterprise Applications Consulting Practice.
Chief Growth Officer, Talenta Group & Co-Founder of Sage, Former Director, Digital & Customer Leadership, The Coca-Cola Company
Talenta Group / The Coca-Cola Company
Eleanor is the Chief Growth Officer at Talenta Group, a blockchain & ICO consulting firm. She is also co-founder of Symphony, a next-generation blockchain platform to empower a data-driven economy. Previously, Eleanor served as Director of Digital Leadership for The Coca-Cola Company, supporting the company’s digital transformation. Previously, she held a variety of roles at Coca-Cola in Strategy & Planning and Customer leadership, both across Asia Pacific and ASEAN. Eleanor holds an MBA from Emory University and a BA from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In his illustrious leadership journey, Dr. Alok has transitioned from an International top management corporate leader to a business transformation professional. His expertise as a practitioner-facilitator, coach, business mentor & trainer in guiding entrepreneurs, start-up business leaders and top leadership in mid-size companies in scaling up operations as well as building future centric capabilities is well recognized. He is deeply engaged with SME business leaders in ASEAN markets. Alok has been empaneled by AON Hewitt HR & management Consulting services, as a facilitator-Coach. He is currently facilitating organization scale-ups in Vietnam. His last leadership role was in Singapore as Asia regional Governing Board member & Senior VP Canon Corporate strategy centre that governs 23 countries. His drive on transformational practices on business strategy, customer centricity & leadership skills won him huge accolades. He led digital transformation in B2B and B2C operations. He was appointed mentor for Institute of Engineers, Singapore under AEL. Previously, he was EVP-COO of Canon India, where his business acumen, strategic vision and execution leadership, helped 15X growth in making India the largest market in Asia after China.
ECHO Commerce Consulting
Saleem has over 20 years of experience as a Consultant and Practitioner of Digital Marketing and Ecommerce. His work experience spans Agency, Client and Start-ups in Singapore, New York and Toronto. His clients have included marque names like Credit Suisse Private Banking, Johnson Controls, Malaysia Airports on Consulting. He ran global Ecommerce for muvee Technologies, a late stage start-up with over 100 million installs of their patented video production softoware. He has developed and led training programs for DuPont, 3M, Samsung, Tencent and others in Digital as well as Innovative Product Development in China, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, India, Brazil, Kazakhstan and across other markets. Saleem holds an Masters In Business Administration (MBA) from Cornell University and a B.Sc from Babson College.
Partner Asia Pacific
As B2B practice lead for Ogilvy Consulting Asia Pacific region, KeunHo helps clients achieve business growth through various digital transformation initiatives. He has worked with a number of iconic brands in his career, including IBM, Samsung, Intel, Huawei, and Motorola, in the areas of marketing planning, customer strategy, data-driven business insights, digital marketing, branding, lead management, thought leadership, and ROI optimization.
Through his experiences in diverse business & marketing disciplines, his main focus has been to understand their impact on the customers and their ultimate value to the business. As such, he is a strong advocate for a healthy balance between optimized customer experience enabled by data & technology and clear definitions of value for internal and external stakeholders.
He believes every business has many stories to tell and they come from everywhere – every interaction with customers and partners, how the organizations views the market and work, values they believe in and act on, among other things. If clear and relevant, these stories are so powerful as to determine key buying decisions for both businesses and consumers, which is another great story of itself.
Data and technology play a crucial role in creating compelling stories. And true story telling should not be contained in just conventional branding territory. Success depends on genuine organization-wide transformations in everything a business does, which needs to be looked at through human lenses. No more distinctions between B2B and B2C: B2Human is where the modern business is heading.
Head of Data and Audiences
Jordan or ‘Jordy’ as he is otherwise known, heads up the Data and Audiences team across Asia and India. His role consists of consulting with key strategic customers around the use of data and technology, specifically in the context of digital advertising.
Chris has been with Salesforce for almost two years and sees a huge opportunity for customers to; understand more about their consumers through the use of known and unknown data, activate against that data, and deliver growth.
With a passion for strategy, all things data, and advertising, Chris is perfectly placed to drive digital transformation and best practice in the new world of AdTech and MarTech convergence.
A 10-year stint across the BBDO Advertising Agency Network in New York, London, and Sydney, most recently as Client Services Director has given Chris a great understanding of both the business and marketing strategy of a diverse collection of global businesses and access and influence with key executives in the Marketing and IT space.
Chris holds a Degree in Marketing and Management from the University of Newcastle and several industry accolades.
As the Director of Marketing – APAC covering the Marketing Suite of Products, Andrew has a unique perspective and insight as to how leading organisations are engaging with their customers. Prior to Salesforce, Andrew led the marketing organisation at Demandware (B2C Retail eCommerce platform) and has over 20 years of experience in senior marketing roles.
Andrew holds a Masters of Business Analytics, MBA and has recently obtained his pilots license.
Head of APAC and EMEA Commerce Marketing
As the Regional Head of APAC Commerce Marketing at Magento, AN Adobe Company, Nicholas Kontopoulos harnesses over 25 years of professional experience, built across multiple industries and geographies. He’s passionate about challenging the 'status-quo' and 'management dogma' that stifles the creative thinking processes that are paramount to delivering amazing customer experiences, Nicholas ensures that ‘Customer Experience’ is a core business ideology at the heart of the brand.
Previous to this, Nicholas was the Global VP for Fast Growth Markets Marketing at SAP, and had also held a number of highly strategic global and regional Business Development and Marketing roles during his ten years at SAP.
During the course of his career, Nicholas has passionately pursued business strategies that both harness, and intelligently exploit the power of available technologies, both within the businesses he has worked for and those clients he has served.
An international speaker, Nicholas has been regularly published on Forbes.com, News Asia, Bloomberg, CampaignAsia.com, Marketing-Interactive.com, THEDRUM.com and Customerthink.com.