AGENDA

Please note that the agenda is subject to change, and will be updated continuously in the days leading up to the conference.
All listed times are in GMT+8

10:00
 – 
10:15
 | 
Welcome Address
The Future of Tech & Startups in SEA: 2021 and Beyond

Peter Ong, Chairman of Enterprise Singapore, will open the conference by sharing his thoughts on:

  • How Singapore can remain a tech and innovation hub in 2021 and beyond
  • How the tech and startup community can help drive Singapore’s economy forward, as well as put the rest of Southeast Asia in the optimum position for growth

Peter Ong
Peter Ong
Chairman
Enterprise Singapore
10:15
 – 
11:00
 | 
People & Operations
Under the Hood: The Founder and Investor Relationship

In this panel session, the speakers will talk about:

  • The beginnings of the relationship between Grab and GGV
  • Why Grab chose GGV, and vice versa
  • What makes a founder-investor relationship work and how businesses can find or develop that spark
  • How the two companies have maintained a productive relationship
  • What the public can expect in the future from both Grab and GGV
Ming Maa
Ming Maa
PRESIDENT
GRAB
Jixun Foo
Jixun Foo
MANAGING PARTNER
GGV CAPITAL
Willis Wee
Willis Wee
CEO
Tech in Asia
Moderator
11:05
 – 
11:35
 | 
Marketing & Sales
Shaking up SEA’s OTT Scene: Disney+’s Expansion Plans

In this session, Amit will share:

  • The market opportunity that Disney+ sees in SEA
  • The opportunities and challenges facing OTT in the region
  • How parts of the global market expansion plans for Disney+ had to be adjusted for the Southeast Asian market
  • The company’s view of the competitive SEA landscape, and how it plans to make an impact amid a number of established local and international OTT players
Amit Malhotra
Amit Malhotra
Regional Lead
Disney+
Maria Li
Maria Li
COO
Tech in Asia
Moderator
11:40
 – 
12:10
 | 
Green Shoots
SEA’s New Golden Age

In this session, Nick will share:

  • His latest thoughts and opinions on SEA’s startup scene
  • How SEA startups can re-examine their exit plans
  • How the US-China trade war will affect SEA
Nicholas Nash
Nicholas Nash
Managing Partner & Co-founder
Asia Partners
12:10
 – 
12:40
 | 
People & Operations
Office Hour with GGV Capital’s Jixun Foo

In this session, Jixun will have one-on-one conversations with a founder to hear her story about the business she is building and the challenges she has faced.

Amanda Cole
Amanda Cole
Co Founder & CEO
Sayurbox
Jixun Foo
Jixun Foo
MANAGING PARTNER
GGV CAPITAL
In partnership with
13:10
 – 
13:40
 | 
Green Shoots
The Future of Online Food Delivery

In this session, Vivek will share:

  • Swiggy’s journey toward becoming India’s most valued foodtech startup
  • The company’s biggest challenges and the pivots it made amid the pandemic
  • What Swiggy’s plans are for additional growth, potential IPO, and market expansion
  • What the public can expect from the food delivery industry in 2021 and beyond?

Sunil Thomas
Sunil Thomas
CEO & Co-Founder
CleverTap
Moderator
Vivek Sunder
Vivek Sunder
COO
Swiggy
13:45
 – 
14:30
 | 
People & Operations
Managing AI Talent Gap: Asia’s Perspective

In this panel session, the speakers will discuss:

  • Their view of the current state of Asia’s AI talent in terms of quantity and quality, and in comparison to those in other regions, as well as the AI stack that Asian companies are currently using
  • The main issue of talent gap in the region
  • What could be done to improve AI talent sourcing
  • The better option between hiring new AI-skilled talent and training current talent to have AI skills — and how to do each option right — for companies planning on AI adoption
  • How both tech and non-tech professionals can begin to explore and build a career in AI

Feng-Yuan Liu
Feng-Yuan Liu
CEO & Cofounder
BasisAI
Juliana Lim
Juliana Lim
Executive Director
SGInnovate
Moderator
Timothy Young
Timothy Young
General Manager APAC
DataRobot
Thia Kai Xin
Thia Kai Xin
Senior Data Scientist
Refinitiv Labs
14:35
 – 
15:05
 | 
People & Operations
Bukalapak’s New CEO: First Year Reflections

In this session, Rachmat will share:

  • His original plans, goals, and priorities for his first year as Bukalapak’s new CEO
  • The surprises and challenges he has encountered so far
  • The strategies he is using to effect organizational change
  • What can be expected from Bukalapak in 2021 and beyond

Rachmat Kaimuddin
Rachmat Kaimuddin
CEO
Bukalapak
Aditya Hadi Pratama
Aditya Hadi Pratama
Senior Writer
Tech in Asia
Moderator
15:05
 – 
15:50
 | 
People & Operations
Get Real: The Risk and Reward of Working at an Early-Stage Startup

In this session, the speakers will discuss:

  • The highs and lows of being one of the very first hires at an early-stage startup
  • The challenges, opportunities, benefits, and pitfalls of joining early-stage rocketship, as shared by the region’s founders and early-stage team members themselves

Lim Cheng Teck Roy
Lim Cheng Teck Roy
CEO
perromart
Sarah Soewatdy
Sarah Soewatdy
Co-Founder & COO
Rukita
Tedo Esmu Ziraga
Tedo Esmu Ziraga
VP, APAC Business Operations
Tinvio
Pieter Kemps
Pieter Kemps
Principal
Sequoia Capital
Moderator
In partnership with
SURGE
16:00
 – 
16:30
 | 
People & Operations
The Unseen Challenge: Why Founders Should Care About Their Mental Wellness

In this session, Justin will share:

  • The unique challenges founders have been facing in 2020, and the added complication that Covid-19 has brought
  • The process he went through when making the difficult decision to close down Atrium — and the aftermath of that decision
  • How founders can take care of their and their team’s mental health and wellness in the current environment
Justin Kan
Justin Kan
Investor
Goat Capital
Willis Wee
Willis Wee
CEO
Tech in Asia
Moderator
16:35
 – 
17:05
 | 
Green Shoots
Is Bangladesh the Next Indonesia for Tech?

In this session, Elius will share:

  • The potential in the Bangladesh tech industry that Pathao had recognized before everybody else did
  • The challenges and opportunities in jumpstarting Bangladesh’s tech and startup ecosystem that the company encountered as one of its pioneers
  • How his company has managed the changes brought by 2020 and the lessons he believe will carry Pathao forward to 2021
  • His thoughts on the opinion that Bangladesh could be the new Indonesia in terms of tech potential

Simon Huang
Simon Huang
Industry Analyst
Tech in Asia
Moderator
Hussain Elius
Hussain Elius
CEO & Co-founder
Pathao
17:10
 – 
17:40
 | 
Marketing & Sales
Emerging Mobile App Trends for 2021 and Beyond

In this session, Cindy will share:

  • The emerging mobile consumer trends and behaviors in 2020 — and the ones that will last well into 2021 and beyond
  • The latest mobile monetization and advertising trends
  • The mobile metrics that really matter and the ways that brands can best track, measure, and adjust to them

Cindy Deng
Cindy Deng
International Managing Director
App Annie