Lexie Komisar is the Global Head of Strategic Partnerships & Startup Ecosystems at IBM. In this capacity, she leads IBM's global startup mission and her team brings emerging technology to startups and early stage companies through new products, strategic partnerships and digital platforms across the world. She previously served as the founding team member at IBM's first Digital Innovation Lab, which incubated new digital businesses integrating artificial intelligence. She has been recognized as Forbes 30 Under 30 in Tech, Crain's Business 40 Under 40, and LinkedIn's Next Wave as a Top Professional Under 35 in Technology. Prior to joining IBM, Lexie served as associate director at the Clinton Foundation, where she created the Foundation’s first program focused exclusively on leveraging technology and innovation for impact. She graduated with honors from Northwestern University and served as a Fulbright Fellow in Mexico City.
Global Head of Strategic Partnerships & Startup Ecosystems of IBM
Idan Zalzberg has 17 years of experience in technology management and development. He began his career in the Israeli Defense Forces. Shortly after completing his service, he co-founded a startup, Qlika, which in 2014 was sold to the Priceline Group, a transaction that brought Idan to Agoda and to Bangkok. Throughout his career he has moved back and forth between algorithms and development, focusing on areas that require the understanding of complex ideas and creative technical solutions. At Agoda, Idan manages the data group, which is responsible for all of the company’s data science, data engineering, big data technologies, messaging pipelines, and machine learning systems. Idan holds a B.Sc. in physics and mathematics from the Hebrew University and an M.Sc., summa cum laude, from Tel Aviv University.
Vice President of Data Agoda
Mr. Diender is considered a blue ocean strategist for Huawei Enterprise and frequent speaker at events around the world. Adept on a range of subjects, from big data to safe and smart cities, to enterprise solutions. Not a salesman, not a technologist. A Tech strategist, accustomed to larger concepts. In 2017, Mr. Diender introduced the Intelligent Operations Center (IOC) as the Brain and Nervous System for Smart Cities. In 2016, Mr. Diender initiated First Safe Then Smart, as a principle for safe city to smart city transformation. He developed and launched Secure Converged Communications in Europe in 2005. He pitched and sold one of the 1st IP-communications platforms in the Dutch market in 1998. In 2019, Mr. Diender developed and introduced the Universal Framework for Smart City Construction via the principle of Rubik’s cube. He has been globally involved in several (government) initiatives and programs; scaling from small up to medium and large roll-outs across the value chain. Mr. Diender is experienced in bringing to-market concepts and solutions for Smart City/Safe City and eGovernment, including Collaboration-enabled Business Process (CEBP), Big (Video) Data Analytics, and the Economics of Smart Cities. At the end of 2011 Mr. Diender joined Huawei to help establish the Industry Solution Sales practice for the WEU region. He became spokesperson to global analyst organizations and international media in 2013. Mr. Diender is a coach and mentor to new recruits and employees and a part-time lecturer in Huawei University. Mr. Diender is a contact to non-profit boards, standardization bodies and advisory councils (eg. UN-Habitat, ABAC and WEF). In 2015, Mr. Diender was appointed CTO in the UC&C Marketing and Solution Sales department in Huawei Headquarters, in Shenzhen. He is awarded Most Valued Professional (MVP) in Huawei Enterprise. In 2016 he became Vice President of the Government & Public Sector Business dept. Since 2018 he is vice-leader of the Marketing & Solution Sales dept., High Level Executive Communications Leadership Team. As Chief Digital Transformation Officer in the Enterprise Business Group, he helps customers and partners with business growth, innovation and their digital journey, focusing on Smart City/Safe City Economics, eGovernment and Government Cloud, Big Data Analytics and Digital Transformation for Smart Cities, leveraging the Universal Framework for Smart City Construction.
Chief Digital Transformation Officer and Vice President Government & Public Sector Business Departme
Huawei Enterprise Business Group
Dr. Millar is Chief Strategic Development Officer for Ananda Development and his areas of responsibilities include new lines of business outside of residential real estate development and strategic level changes to optimize the core business of residential development. As part of this, he developed the company’s innovation strategy. He is also responsible for investor relations, and Ananda won the Stock Exchange of Thailand award for Investor Relations of the Year 2016. Prior to joining Ananda Dr. Millar co-founded Enterprise Accelerator in Cambridge UK, an early ‘virtual accelerator’, which the UK government ended up funding to deploy across the UK. During this time, Dr. Millar advised the UK government on innovation policy and entrepreneurship through various bodies, was a speaker on entrepreneurship at several universities including Cambridge University and bodies such a National Physical Laboratory and his time was part of a prize in Running The Gauntlet, Britain’s biggest business plan competition.
Dr. John Leslie Millar MB ChB
Chief Strategic Development Officer
พลเอก ประวิตร วงษ์สุวรรณ รองนายกรัฐมนตรีฝ่ายความมั่นคง ดูแลกระทรวงดิจิทัลเพื่อเศรษฐกิจและสังคม กระทรวงทรัพยากรธรรมชาติและสิ่งแวดล้อม กระทรวงมหาดไทย กระทรวงแรงงาน ประธานยุทธศาสตร์พรรคพลังประชารัฐ และอดีตรัฐมนตรีว่าการกระทรวงกลาโหม 2 สมัย อดีตรองหัวหน้าและอดีตประธานคณะที่ปรึกษาคณะรักษาความสงบแห่งชาติ ประธานคณะกรรมการการกีฬาแห่งประเทศไทย ประธานกรรมการในคณะกรรมการนโยบายและอำนวยการพัฒนาเพื่อเสริมสร้างความมั่นคงแห่งชาติ ประธานกรรมการในคณะกรรมการนโยบายการรักษาผลประโยชน์ของชาติทางทะเล ประธานโครงการพัฒนาลำน้ำคลองเปรมประชากรเพื่อสิ่งแวดล้อมและคุณภาพชีวิตของประชาชน และ ประธานโครงการจัดสร้างพิพิธภัณฑ์องค์ความรู้เรื่องไม้มีค่าเพื่อประโยชน์ของแผ่นดิน ประธานกรรมการในคณะกรรมการรักษาความปลอดภัยและการจราจรงานพระราชพิธีบรมราชาภิเษก ประธานกรรมการในคณะกรรมการสถาบันเทคโนโลยีป้องกันประเทศ กรรมการ สภานโยบายการอุดมศึกษา วิทยาศาสตร์ วิจัยและนวัตกรรมแห่งชาติ ผู้อำนวยการกองอำนวยการร่วมพระราชพิธีบรมราชาภิเษก กรรมการในคณะกรรมการยุทธศาสตร์ด้านการพัฒนาจังหวัดชายแดนภาคใต้
H.E. Gen.Prawit Wongsuwan
Deputy prime minister
Over the past 5 years, Influencer Marketing has gone from having a moment to becoming a must-have. More than a global phenomenon, Influencers have become the key conduit between brands and consumers, providing brands with a unique communication mechanism powered by human connection. The Influence Paradigm, presented by Pamela Kaupinen, is an insights-packed playbook for brands looking to leverage the power of Influencer Marketing and drive measurable ROI (Return on Influence).
Former SVP at Hello Society
The New York Times Company & Former Executive Director of Marketing at GQ
บรรณาธิการบริหาร และผู้ร่วมก่อตั้ง The Cloud สำเร็จการศึกษาปริญญาตรีและโทด้านเศรษฐศาสตร์สิ่งแวดล้อม เคยเป็นนักวิชาการด้านสิ่งแวดล้อม แล้วทำงานด้านการสื่อสารกับ WWF Thailand เป็นบรรณาธิการบริหารนิตยสาร a day 14 ปี เขาสร้างการเปลี่ยนแปลงผ่านการทำสื่อในหลายประเด็น เช่น การใช้จักรยาน รวมถึงทำนิตยสารและรายการโทรทัศน์ Human Ride จักรยานบันดาลใจ และ a day BIKE FEST เทศกาลจักรยานที่ใหญ่อันดับสองของเอเชีย เขายังเป็นพิธีกร วิทยากร และนักเขียนที่มีผลงาน 16 เล่ม เรื่อง 'สองเงาในเกาหลี' ถูกนำไปทำภาพยนตร์เรื่อง 'กวน มึน โฮ' และหนังสือสารคดีสิ่งแวดล้อมแนวใหม่อย่าง 'ต้นไม้ใต้โลก' ก็ได้รับรางวัลรองชนะเลิศอันดับ 1 ประเภทสารคดี จากเซเว่นบุ๊คอวอร์ด ปี 2551 ทรงกลดพยายามสื่อสารเรื่องเชิงสิ่งแวดล้อมและสังคมสู่คนเมืองด้วยวิธีแปลกใหม่ผ่านสื่อที่หลากหลาย ไม่ว่าจะเป็นนิตยสาร หนังสือ ออนไลน์ และการเดินทาง จนเขาได้รับเลือกให้เป็น The Bangkok Hotlist: 20 people to watch by CNN ปี 2560 เขาและช้างน้อย กุญชร ณ อยุธยา ร่วมกันทำ The Cloud สื่อที่เล่าเรื่องดีๆ ที่มีความหมายกับผู้อ่านผ่านช่องทางที่สร้างสรรค์ เช่น บทความ วิดีโอ การเดินทาง อาหาร และอีเวนต์ The Cloud จนเรื่องประวัติศาสตร์ สังคม สิ่งแวดล้อม งานฝีมือท้องถิ่น ธุรกิจที่ดี และการออกแบบพื้นที่สาธารณะ กลายเป็นที่สนใจในวงกว้าง The Cloud มีผู้อ่านกว่าล้านคนต่อเดือน และมีผู้สมัครเข้าร่วมกิจกรรมกว่า 30,000 คน ในรอบ 2 ปีที่ผ่านมา
Co-Founder of The Cloud
Pat is an Investment Manager at 500 TukTuks - a micro-fund under 500 Startups, focused on promising early-stage startups in Thailand and Southeast Asia. We strive to empower local startups with best of Silicon Valley’s education, thinking, talent to provide unfair advantage in the market. Her responsibilities include sourcing promising deals, assessing investment opportunities, handling deal operations, managing global partnerships, providing various support to 70+ portfolio companies in Southeast Asia, driving collaboration among stakeholders and bridging the gap between startups and corporations. Besides her role at 500 TukTuks, Pat is also an Innovation Accelerator and Global Partnership Manager at Disrupt Technology Venture, the leading startup and digital innovation program in South East Asia. Prior to her current roles, Pat was a Management Consultant at PwC South East Asia Consulting and a Business Analyst at DHL Parcel Europe, based in Germany.
Investment Manager, 500 tuktuk
Levente Csilik is currently studying mechanical engineering and is Lead of the Propulsion Team. As part of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition, initiated by Elon Musk, the team is building prototypes for the new transport system. The team from the Technical University of Munich has not only won the competition four times in a row, but is developing one of the world's first full scale Hyperloop systems.
HEAD OF PROPULSION, TUM Hyperloop
นายพุทธิพงษ์ ปุณณกันต์ รัฐมนตรีว่าการกระทรวงดิจิทัลเพื่อเศรษฐกิจและสังคม ,สมาชิกสภาผู้แทนราษฎรแบบบัญชีรายชื่อ ที่ปรึกษาและกรรมการในคณะกรรมการประสานงานสภาผู้แทนราษฎร และแกนนำพรรคพลังประชารัฐ อดีตรองเลขาธิการนายกรัฐมนตรีฝ่ายการเมือง ปฏิบัติหน้าที่โฆษกประจำสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี ในรัฐบาลของพลเอกประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชา อดีต สมาชิกสภาผู้แทนราษฎร กรุงเทพมหานคร สังกัดพรรคประชาธิปัตย์ อดีตรองผู้ว่าราชการกรุงเทพมหานคร และอดีตรองโฆษกประจำสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี
H.E. Phutthiphong Punnakan
Minister of a Digital Economy and Society
Sofía Ramírez Bernini holds a degree in Applied and Engineering Physics and is Power Supply Lead of TUM Hyperloop. As part of the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition, initiated by Elon Musk, the team is building prototypes for the new transport system. The team from the Technical University of Munich has not only won the competition four times in a row, but is developing one of the world's first full scale Hyperloop systems.
HEAD OF POWER SUPPLY, TUM Hyperloop
กอบศักดิ์ ภูตระกูล รองเลขาธิการนายกรัฐมนตรีฝ่ายการเมือง ในรัฐบาลพลเอกประยุทธ์ จันทร์โอชา และผู้ประสานงานคณะรัฐมนตรีและรัฐสภาของรองนายกรัฐมนตรี (นายสมคิด จาตุศรีพิทักษ์) อดีตรัฐมนตรีประจำสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี อดีตโฆษกพรรคพลังประชารัฐ และนักเศรษฐศาสตร์ผู้เชี่ยวชาญด้านการพัฒนาประเทศ การเงิน และตลาดทุน อดีตรัฐมนตรีประจำสำนักนายกรัฐมนตรี อดีตสมาชิกสภาขับเคลื่อนการปฏิรูปประเทศ อดีตกรรมาธิการยกร่างรัฐธรรมนูญ อดีตสมาชิกสภาปฏิรูปแห่งชาติ
Dr. Kobsak Pootrakool
Assist. Prof. Dr. Nuttapon, experts in Digital Economy Promotion, SMEs Promotion, STI Policy, Management and Planning, has spanned over 15 years, covering a broad cross section of appointments including those of Business Consultant, Assistant to Dean (Faculty of Business Administration), Assistant to Dean (School of Business Administration), and Adjunct Professor at Siam University and PIM Institution; Former Director of Sectoral Strategy and Plan for SMEs Department, Former Director of SMEs Sectoral Warning and Analysis Department, Former Director of Technology and Information Centre, and Founder of SMEs Flying Geese Program (PPP Project) at Office of Small and Enterprise Promotion (OSMEP) with his work experienced e.g. Develop SMEs Plans and Strategies; SMEs Database Development, Design and Implement Performance Appraisal System for SMEs Policy Establish alignment between SMEs policy goals and SME goals through Cross-Functional Projects and outside-work activities etc.; Former Senior Director of Research and Policy Management at National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI) Thailand which was responsible for a formulation of National Science Technology and Innovation Master Plan 2012-2021, STI Indicator Development and Analysis, Design and Implement Performance Appraisal System for STI Policy, etc. Currently, he is a President and a CEO at Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA), which responsible for formulating DE promotion plan and producing policy recommendations for the improvement of laws and regulations, provide for indicators, databases, indexes, and research studies for the benefit of digital economy and society determination, coordinate and follow up on digital technology and innovation in compliance with the plan and program, supporting and developing the digital ecosystem and integrating the digital promotion works of all public and private agencies, domestically and internationally, to ensure their accomplishment in line with the DE promotion plan, supporting for the promotion and the development of digital infrastructure and system, digital manpower, digital economy and digital society projects, and administering the enabling instruments and tools in line with the DE Promotion Plan.
Assist. Prof. Dr. Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin
President & CEO
Digital Economy Promotion Agency (DEPA)
Mark’s journey began in 2003 when he became the go-to “digital guy” for the Hollywood A-list whilst (pretending to be) studying law at University College London. After uni, his company was acquired by the world’s biggest talent agency (William Morris Endeavour) where he spent 5 years meeting with the planet’s best known actors, musicians, celebrities and even politicians (easy) with the intention of forcing them to innovate and embrace new digital mindsets (not so easy.) Mark’s next venture took the learnings and frameworks from the A-List and pushed things further, moving from working with powerful individuals and their small teams to working with CEOs to deliver large scale digital transformation for brands and companies with 100,000+ employees or more. It was acquired by Vice Media in 2015 where Mark continues to serve as Chief Innovation Officer. Since joining, Mark has led the charge to transform Vice from a humble print magazine to a 6 billion dollar empire and the largest youth media company in the world, by launching Virtue (an award Creative Agency) Vice News (most awarded News org in 2018 — including 4 Emmys), Vice Records (home to artists like Justice and The Streets) and Vice Studios (creators of Jim and Andy, The Fyre Festival documentary and 70+ other projects for Netflix, Amazon Studios and others.) In his fun and provocative workshops and talks, Mark wages war on the fetish of “Innovation as Inspiration” and those who love to hear, talk and read about innovation but never actually act to change their behaviours. He argues that we need to drastically overhaul the way we approach the innovation conversation if we are to avoid tragedy in the decades ahead and teaches powerful new frameworks to help audiences face and weather those coming technological storms.
Head of Innovation
Javier is Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at FC Barcelona. He has developed the Corporate Strategic Plan (2015-2021) and coordinates its implementation. He leads the Clubs Innovation activities, which include the launch and development of the Barça Innovation Hub project, leading innovation and corporate venturing initiative in the sports industry. Javier is also Professor of Strategic Management & Innovation in the sports industry in various Universities. He has written various books, including “Sport, an economic sector” and “Sports Diplomacy”. He has also been involved in projects related to sport policies implementation and the transversal impact of sport. He has an MBA from INSEAD and a Law and Business Degree at Universidad Pontificia Comillas (ICADE) in Madrid Proud father of three, he has developed his career in the Sports Industry as a consultant serving different international sport clubs and institutions. Prior to that he worked in the banking sector in strategic planning positions and as a senior manager at Accenture.
Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer
เซ้ง ธนาวัต ขันธรรม ปัจจุบันดำรงตำแหน่ง Animator ที่ Sony Imageworks ประเทศแคนาดา เคยผ่านการทำงานทั้งทำที่ไทย จีน ในวงการ Animation ประมาณ 8 ปี โดยมีผลงานที่ร่วมกับ Sony Imageworks เช่นโปรเจค Hotel Transylvania 3, Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse และ Angry Bird2 ธนาวัตเป็นที่รู้จักในฐานะ animator ชาวไทยท่านเดียวที่ได้ร่วมงานกับบริษัท Sony ในโปรเจค Spider-man: Into the Spider-verse จนได้รับรางวัลออสก้าและลูกโลกทองคำ ในปี 2019 นี้
Oscar and Golden Globes Award Winning Animator, Spider Man Into the Spider-Verse
Spider Man Into the Spider-Verse
Dr. Kenny Li is Head of JD E-commerce Technology & Big Data, which lays the foundation for JD.com’s retail business. His team focuses on developing cutting-edge e-commerce technologies and the framework for the development of front-end mobile applications as well as big data technologies. Prior to joining JD.com in 2016, Dr. Li worked at Samsung Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute (Korea), Baidu and Ping An China, as a researcher, GM of Mobile Baidu and CTO of Ping An Fintech, respectively. Dr. Li holds a Ph.D. from Beihang University (BUAA).
Vice President, JD.com Head of E-commerce Technology & Big Data
Yasushi Ishihara joined Konami Digital Entertainment in 2006, where he was first in charge of handling online and mobile games in the Corporate Management Department. After that, he moved on to working on production and business strategy in the Production Department. He currently serves as Corporate Officer of the Business Promotion Division, where he is in charge of business strategy and development. Since 2017, he has also been in charge of handling the Esports Section.
Corporate Officer of the Business Promotion Division
Konami Digital Entertainment
Gilad is the Head of Data Science and Analytics at BuzzFeed where he leads a team that’s tasked with building state of the art analytics and data products to support entertainment, news, business and tech. Previously Gilad led Data Science at betaworks, and built data products at Microsoft. Gilad’s work has been covered across a wide range of academic journals and publications, most recently focused on propaganda and bias within algorithmic ranking systems
Head of Data Science and Analytics
Dr. James Beacham, particle physicist, ATLAS Experiment at CERN is a particle physicist at the Large Hadron Collider at CERN, where he hunts for evidence of dark matter, gravitons, quantum black holes, and dark photons as a member of the ATLAS collaboration, one of the teams that discovered the Higgs boson in 2012. In addition to his research, he is a frequent speaker at popular sci/tech/art events around the world, and regularly appears on radio shows, podcasts, and documentaries. His talk, “How we explore unanswered questions in physics”, was featured on TED.com and has been viewed more than 1.5 million times. Beacham trained as a filmmaker before becoming a physicist and often collaborates with artists.
Particle physicist & ATLAS Experiment
Jack is recently appointed as Deputy CEO of Lazada Thailand with expertise in eCommerce operation. Jack first joined Alibaba Group in 2015 and served as Strategy Director at B2B group, and then Director to CEO Office and was later appointed as Chief Operating Officer of Lazada Thailand in early 2019. Prior to joining Alibaba group, Jack was Senior Manager at Bain & Company. He first started his professional career with Schneider Electric in 2006. He has an MBA degree from Dartmouth College.
Jack Zhang Deputy
CEO of Lazada Thailand (Alibaba Group)
Mr. Suphachai Chearavanont Chairman of the Digital Council of Thailand graduated from Boston University, USA with a bachelor of business administration in financial management. He serves as Chief Executive Officer of Charoen Pokphand Group (C.P. Group), which is Thailand’s largest company and one of Asia's largest conglomerates. Founded in 1921, C.P. Group’s businesses cover various industries such as agri-food, retail and distribution, and telecommunications. The group comprises over 100 companies operating in over 20 countries worldwide, with more than 300,000 employees. He heads various management committees to oversee group-wide strategies, especially the group’s sustainability policies and corporate communications. He first joined Telecom Asia (TA), the former name of True Corporation, in 1992 as Senior Vice President for Planning and Project Coordination & Support. During the Asian financial crisis in 1997, he took charge of TA’s debt restructuring, successfully leading the company back to the market and was appointed to be President & Chief Executive Officer of True Corporation Plc in 1999. In 2005 Mr. Chearavanont initiated a financial restructure and undertook the re-branding of the company from Telecom Asia to True Corporation in 2004 and oversaw the transformation of True to become a fully integrated telecommunications solutions provider and lifestyle enabler. True is now one of Asia’s leading telecoms, the only operator in Thailand offering a full range of convergence services from mobile and fixed-line phones to broadband and pay TV. Mr. Chearavanont places great importance on innovations that create more value for products and services to match, improve, or enhance consumers' lifestyles. Under his leadership, an important milestone for the company and industry was reached in 2013 with the establishment of Thailand’s first telecommunications infrastructure fund, Digital Infrastructure Fund (DIF). Effective June 2019, Mr. Suphachai Chearavanont was appointed by the Board of Directors of True Corporation as Chairman of the Board. Heis also serves as Chairman of the Executive Committee overseeing the Company’s direction, policies, strategies and sustainability. Mr. Chearavanont leads the company under the principle of “knowledge, integrity and giving.” Prioritizing on education development, he was instrumental in establishing the True Plookpanya (planting wisdom) initiative, which brings together communications technology and innovation of True Group to enhance education for children in 6,000 schools in remote areas across Thailand. Mr. Chearavanont was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree in Business Administration from Khon Kaen University in December 2018 in recognition as an important person in the business community, society and education sector at both national and international levels for his expertise and dedication to the collective benfefits of the public. In August 2018, he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate degree in Marketing from Rajamangala University of Technology Isan for his role as a businessman who is dedicated to society as well as an academic who has a vision in bringing knowledge to maximize business success. Previously, he presented with an Honorary Doctorate degree in Mass Communications from Ramkhamhaeng University in March 2016, for his outstanding success in the development and promotion of mass communications in the country. In January 2019, Mr. Chearavanont was appointed Executive Director of Thai-KOSEN Institutes, a cooperation between Thai – Japanese government that serves as a prototype for engineering education institutions. In August 2018, he was selected to become a member of The Public Engagement Committee, Princess Maha Chakri Award Foundation. Prior to this, he was elected President of The Thai Federation of ICT Technology Association in July 2017. In May 2017, The Thai Government established The Independent Committee for Educational Reform where Mr. Chearavanont was selected as a member of The Committee as well as being one of 12 major Thai enterprises to establish “CONNEXT ED”, a project to create sustainable education development. In 2016, he was appointed Director of Pracharath Rak Samakkee (Thailand) Co., Ltd. He has also led a group of Thai companies to form Global Compact Network Thailand – a multi-stakeholder association to promote the UN Global Compact Principles in Thailand, especially human rights in business practices and was appointed to be the first Chair Preparatory Committee for Global Compact Network Thailand. In 2015, Mr. Chearavanont became the 12th President of The Telecommunications Association of Thailand under the Royal Patronage. Moreover, in 2019, Mr. Chearavanont was named an Advisor of the E-Learning Association of Thailand. In 2017, he served as an Advisor of the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce council and was Honorary Advisor of The Federation of Thai Industries. In 2015, he was invited to be a Counselor and Advisory Board Member for One Young World Summit. In 2019, Mr.Chearavanont was awarded an Honorary Pin Award for his highly admired contribution and supports to the Royal Thai Police. He was one of the nine candidates receiving the awards, comprising six police officers and three civilians. The honorary pin award was designed by Professor Dr. Chalermchai Kositpipat, the national visual artist (painting), aimed at honoring people who support the work of the Royal Thai Police. He was also presented the 6th “Thai People Role Model Award 2019” in the category of Outstanding Mass Communication, organized by The Radio, Television and Newspaper Program Producer Assembly of Thailand. He was also awarded the “Thai Venerable People Award 2019” in the category of Outstanding Religion Support, organized by the Asia Media Thailand Communication Association and Thai Society Support Network Council. In June 2015, Mr. Chearavanont was presented with the “2015 Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Telecom CEO of the Year” award at the Asia Pacific ICT Awards in Singapore for his outstanding achievements in the telecommunications industry. He was selected by a panel comprising top executives from leading telecommunications companies as well as Frost & Sullivan analysts. Moreover, in 2015, he received the “Sema Dhamma Jakra Pillar Award” from Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn on the auspicious occasion of Vesak Day for the Year B.E.2558.
Chairman, the Digital Council of Thailand
Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing companies for the 21st century. A global nomad, futurist and author of the bestselling book, The Algorithmic Leader, he advises some of the world’s biggest organizations on digital transformation and disruptive innovation in this new era of machine intelligence. A prolific writer and commentator, Mike’s views have appeared in a wide range of international publications including Harvard Business Review, Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. Each week he interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his podcast, Between Worlds. His latest book, The Algorithmic Leader: How to be smart when machines are smarter than you, offers a hopeful and practical guide for reinventing leadership and organizations. Mike's other books include Futuretainment (winner of the design award by the Art Director’s Club in New York), published by Phaidon, and The Dictionary Of Dangerous Ideas. Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide: researching trends, collecting case studies and presenting on the future of business and leadership
Apinand is a firm believer in financial inclusion through digital innovation, responsible for the business and growth of True Money Wallet as a financial platform. Combining experience founding an international-awardwinning Thai startup, with studying and working in Silicon Valley, he spend the past 6 years building and growing True Money Wallet. Through agile iterations, data-driven insight, and gamification, he grew the e-Wallet service from an MVP mobile app with few thousand users, to become the largest mobile financial service in Thailand with over 5 million monthly active users. This success formula is being expanded through 5 ASEAN countries With extensive experience in the fintech industry, Apinand continues to solve financial pain points, thus improving well-being of the most financially underserved in Thailand.
Head of Wallet Platform
True Money Co., Ltd
Alex Antolino is a creative director, filmmaker and overnight music producer. Alex co-founded the online media company MMMIND Studio in 2010, where he spent five years creating online content for well-known fashion brands. His passion for always finding purpose in everything he does, made him move progressively into a more conceptual and strategic stage of advertising, becoming a creative director. As Typeform’s Creative Director, he successfully led the full rebrand of the company, positioning it as the go-to brand for meaningful experiences within the online forms space. He runs the creative team to deliver honest content and award-winning innovative experiences to their audiences.
Phattharaset(Notty) is working at LinkedIn APAC office as an Enterprise lead for Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar. He leads the Thailand team to drive business expansion for LinkedIn Thailand for the past year by using his experience in digital HR and media landscape to help enterprise clients from using data, strategic recruitment to employer brand strategy.
Enterprise lead for Thailand, Cambodia, and Myanmar
LinkedIn APAC office
One of the world's leading Futurists, Ben Hammersley is the founder and principal of Hammersley Futures, an international strategic forecasting consultancy. Their main work is in guiding corporations and governmental agencies to think clearly about the future. They, and he, specialize in how society reacts to technological innovation: including the future of crime and conflict, the changing nature of the workplace and the market, and the new cognitive tools needed to flourish in the coming decades. Previously Ben was executive editor of WIRED, the writer and presenter of the BBC’s “Cybercrimes with Ben Hammersley” (now on Netflix or Amazon Prime internationally), a war correspondent in Afghanistan, an advisor to the European Commission, a pilot and wilderness media in the USA, the author of 5 books, and the inventor of the word "Podcast". He lives in Brooklyn, New York, with his wife and daughter.
Founder and Principal
Angel Llull Mancas was appointed Vice President and Managing Director for Asia-Pacific in September 2018. He is responsible for the business across the Asia and Oceania markets outside China, which includes leading operations, business development, and executing business strategy across one of Booking.com’s fastest-growing regions. Angel joined Booking.com in 2012 and has served in a variety of regional leadership roles. Most recently he was Senior Regional Director for North America, based in San Francisco for over 4 years. Prior to this role, he was the Regional Manager for Spain, Portugal, North Africa, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania, Israel and Croatia. Before joining Booking.com, Angel was a Senior Business Development Consultant at Horwarth International in Barcelona where he led mergers and acquisitions. Prior to this, he served as CEO for IBB Hotels where led strategy, business development and drove financial results for different companies within the group. Angel has a Masters in Service Management – Tourism and Travel Services Management from EADA Business School in Barcelona and holds an EMBA from IE Business School in Madrid. With a keen interest in learning and development, Angel also actively gives lectures in different Masters and University programmes. He speaks Spanish, English and German.
Angel Llull Mancas
The VP and Managing Director
Mr. Folger used to be the President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. from 2011 to 2015 and Managing Director & CEO of Mercedes-Benz India from 2015 to September 2018, prior to his latest position as CEO of Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Limited. Mr. Roland Sebastian Folger has been a part of Daimler AG since 1979. His first major role was a key person in which he supported warehouse relocation for several countries. He then took care of sales in Indonesia in 1985 as he moved on to the Sales Department for Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles in Southeast Asia. Mr. Folger was appointed as President & CEO of Daimler-Benz Representative Office in Singapore between 1988 and 1989. He was a part of the pioneering team introducing the first M-Class in the United States as he served the position of Vice President for Sales, Marketing, and After Sales during 1993-1995. He took a seat at Daimler AG’s global head office again in 1997 and later joined Mercedes-Benz Vans Division as Head of Product Management and Marketing Communication in 2006. He took over the responsibility for worldwide sales of vans in 2008. Mr. Folger used to assume responsibility as President and CEO of Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Sdn. Bhd. from 2011 to 2015 and Managing Director & CEO of Mercedes-Benz India from 2015 to September 2018, prior to his latest position as CEO of Mercedes-Benz (Thailand) Limited — effective from 1st October 2018.
Mr. Roland Folger
President & CEO
Mercedes Benz Thailand
Ms. Ines Caldeira was appointed as the new Managing Director for Thailand on September 1, 2018. Ines has almost 17 years of experience with L’Oréal in Europe. She joins L’Oréal Thailand after spending the last 4 years as Country Manager for L’Oréal Portugal where she was the first and youngest female in L’Oréal’s Portugal history. Over the course of her career with L’Oréal, Ines has been given the responsibility for three international assignments, played a development role at headquarters, and directed operations in Spain, one of the toughest and most challenging economies, for 4 years.
L’Oreal (Thailand) Ltd.
Len Shneyder is a 15+ year email and digital messaging veteran and the VP of Industry Relations at SendGrid. Len serves as an evangelist and proponent of best practices and he drives thought leadership and data-driven insights on industry trends based on the massive volume of email SendGrid delivers on behalf of their customers. Len is a longtime member of M3AAWG (the Messaging, Malware, Mobile Anti-Abuse Working Group) and served on its board in addition to Co-Chairing the Program Committee. He’s also part of the MAC (Member Advisory Committee) of the EEC (Email Experience Council) where he serves as the organization's MAC Chair. The EEC is a professional trade organization focused on promoting email marketing best practices. The EEC is owned by the ANA (Association of National Advertisers), a nearly 100-year-old organization where he also sits on the Ethics Committee. In addition, Len has worked closely with the ESPC (Email Sender & Provider Coalition) on issues surrounding data privacy and email deliverability.
Dr. Napat serves as Founder and CEO of Siametrics Consulting and as Analytics Advisor at True Digital Group. He is an applied economist with a mission to improve human decisions using data-driven insights. He found Siametrics in 2018 and it is now a leading analytics-as-a-service company, serving clients with a combined market valuation of over 500 billion Baht. Previously, he has held research roles at Harvard University and the World Bank. He is experienced in applying econometrics and machine learning to a wide range of solutions, from credit scoring and fraud detection to human resource analytics and geo-intelligence. Dr. Napat received his B.A. in Mathematics and Economics from Cornell University, M.A. in International Economics from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and Ph.D. in Applied Economics from University of Minnesota..
Dr. Napat Jatusripitak
Founder and CEO
Dimi is part of the India & SEA team at GGV Capital, a $6.2B global multi-stage VC that invested in Airbnb, Alibaba, ByteDance (Toutiao), Ctrip, Didi, Grab, Peloton, Slack, Square, and Xiaomi. Previously he was an entrepreneur building a digital investment platform that provides access to institutional-quality wealth management. Prior to that, he was the 2nd investment team member at Monk's Hill Ventures, leading deal sourcing and deal execution across SEA. He started his career in London, where he cut his teeth at Booz and KKR. Dimi graduated from the London School of Economics and Harvard Business School.
Gabe Zichermann is an author and public speaker. He has worked as a proponent of leveraging game mechanics in business, education, and other non-entertainment platforms to increase user engagement in a process called gamification. In his speeches at TED, he argues that not only can gamification be exploited by business, but it also can be utilized in education as a serious game to teach students that are not otherwise engaged with traditional classrooms.