ECHELON BRINGS TOGETHER ASIA'S TECH ECOSYSTEM

Financial & Government Institutions

Expect to meet movers and shakers from banks, insurance firms, monetary associations and the government agencies helping push Asia's tech ecosystems forward

Angel and Investors

Meet early to growth stage investors looking to fund startups from all over the region

Startup Founders

Be it boot strapped, seed funded or growth stage, Echelon attracts a range of tech startups that are looking to grow to be the next billion dollar company

Corporate and MNCs

We work with the largest companies in the world who are looking to partner and work with startups

Tech, Business, Design & Marketing Experts

Echelon is a multiple pot of people from diverse backgrounds, expect tech, design and business people to talk to same language

Media

We partner with media companies for all over region, looking to cover innovation and tech companies

WHAT IS ECHELON ASIA SUMMIT?

Echelon Asia Summit 2016 is a two-day summit that attracts over 5,000 top-tier digital professionals and entrepreneurs set to create and amplify opportunities in the fields of technology, business and investments across Asia.

KEY HIGHLIGHTS AT ECHELON 2016

International Speakers

Treat yourself to thought provoking discussions and presentations by some of the best tech thought leaders in the region.

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International Delegations

Delegations from over 20 countries will be in attendance for Echelon Asia Summit, feature the most diverse audiene in the region.

Multiple Stages, Multiple Fun

3 different stages for different content styles (Future, Create/Build, Reach).

Exhibitors Marketplace

This is the place where growth stage startups, corporates and service providers collide to made deals happen.

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TOP100 Startups Search

Join the Top 100 startups from all over APAC as they showcase their products and represent their home countires.

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Workshops and Masterclasses

We aim to equip attendees with the latest knowledge about the tech industry so that you can better grow your companies.

Echelon Connect

Build relationships with curated connections of investor, startups and mentors.

Official Afterparty

We do the best tech afterparties, period!

WHAT CAN YOU DO AT ECHELON
ASIA SUMMIT?

Dream

Big Ideas, Break-throughs, Stories from thought-leaders & more

Create

Culture, Scaling, the 101s, the foundation, TOP 100 & more

Build

Big data, Analytics, Smart Cities, IoT, Cloud & more

Reach

Storytelling, Visual comms. SEO, Branding, Value Propositions & more

THOUGHT LEADERS SPEAKING AT ECHELON

KIPP BODNAR

Chief Marketing Officer

Hubspot
HIROSHI SAIJOU

CEO & Managing Director

Yamaha Motor Ventures and Laboratory Silicon Valley Inc.
JOSH STEIMLE

Founder & CEO

MWI
EDDY LEE, PHD

Managing Partner

Coffee Ventures
CHIN CHAO

CEO, Southeast Asia

Innoven Capital
KAROLI HINDRIKS

Founder

Jobbatical
CHIH-HAN YU

CEO & Co-Founder

Appier
JOEL LEONG

Co-founder & Head of Merchants

ShopBack
JODIE COLLINS

Managing Director

RE/digital
LAIS DE OLIVEIRA

Founder

8spaces
GERBEN H. VISSER

Co-Founder

The Singapore FinTech Consortium
ESTHER NGUYEN

Founder & CEO

POPS Worldwide

Check out our full speaker and agenda line up

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ECHELON'S 2 DAY INTENSIVE CONFERENCE AGENDA A glimpse of this year's agenda

8:30AM - 9:45AM
REGISTRATION & COFFEE
9:45AM - 9:55AM
GRAND OPENING
9:55AM - 10:00AM
WELCOME ADDRESS
16:00PM - 18:00PM
NETWORKING DRINKS

Future Stage

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Riding Into The Future Of Robotics And Smart Transportation With MOTOBOT

SPEAKER: Hiroshi Saijou, CEO & Managing Director, Yamaha Motor Ventures and Laboratory Silicon Valley Inc.

MODERATOR: Dana Blouin, Chief Data Scientist, DRVR

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Building Technologies To Fuel The On Demand Economy And Next Generation Commerce in Asia

SPEAKER: Shaun Chong, Co-founder & CTO, Ninja Van

MODERATOR: Aziza Sheerin, Regional Director, Singapore, General Assembly

10:50 AM - 11:10 AM
The Future Of Digital Health: Opportunities for Emerging Markets

SPEAKER: Eddy Lee, PhD, Founder & Managing Partner, Coffee Ventures/Consulting Professor, Stanford University

MODERATOR: Prof. Lee Chuen Neng, Deputy Director, Department of National University Heart Centre, Singapore

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Paving The Future Of Work To Engage Millennials And Beyond

SPEAKERS:
Karoli Hindriks, Founder, Jobbatical.com
Jia Jih Chai, Vice President, International, Carousell

MODERATOR: Lais de Oliveira, Founder, 8spaces

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
Building a Better World with AI

SPEAKER: Chih-Han Yu, Chief Executive Office and Co-Founder, Appier

MODERATOR: Jodie Collins, Managing Director, RE/DIGITAL

12:10 PM - 12:30 PM
Connecting The Dots In ASEAN

SPEAKER: Nick Nash, President, Garena

MODERATOR: Kevin McSpadden, Correspondent, e27

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

DESCRIPTION: Eat up, everyone! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange cards.

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Accelerating The Fintech Fastforward in SEA

SPEAKERS:
Eddie Lee, Co-founder & Managing Director, New Union
Felix Tan, Managing Director, The FinLab

MODERATOR: Gerben H. Visser, Co-Founder, The Singapore FinTech Consortium

02:30 PM - 03:10 PM
Is Asia Ready For Telco 4.0?

SPEAKERS:
Karianne Melleby, VP & Head Of Digital Partnerships, Telenor
Greg Mittman, Co-founder & Vice President, MyRepublic
Abhishek Gupta, Co-founder & Director, Circles.Life

MODERATOR: Michelle Katics, Co-founder & CEO, BankersLab

03:10 PM - 03:30 PM
Navigating The Crossroads Between IoT and Smart Nation

SPEAKER: Masanari Arai, Co-founder & CEO, Kii Corporation

MODERATOR: Tara Hirebet, Specialist in Asian Human Factors, Consumer & Cultural Intelligence, Urban Innovation

03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
The Startup Exit Plan: How To Finish Big

SPEAKERS:
Andy Tai, Head of Media & Technology SEA, Goldman Sachs
Chris Tran, Executive Director, North Ridge Partners

MODERATOR: Wong Zi En, Founder & CEO, Detecq

04:00 PM - 04:20 PM
Catalysing The Growth Of ASEAN's Startup Ecosystem

SPEAKER: Mr. Ashran Dato’ Ghazi, Chief Executive Officer, MaGIC

MODERATOR: Bobby Liu, Senior Director, Topica Edtech Group

04:20 PM - 04:40 PM
A 12 Year Old's Perspectives On Programming & Entrepreneurship

SPEAKER: Deng Chenhao, Graduate, Saturday Kids

MODERATOR: Bernard Chan, Founder & CEO, ALPHA Camp

04:40 PM - 05:00 PM
Restoring Faith In Humanity Through Technology For Good

SPEAKER: Ravi Agarwal, Founder & CEO, engageSPARK/Limited Partner, 500 Startups

MODERATOR: Shuyin Tang, Principal, Unitus Impact

Build/Reach Stage

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Insights Accumulated From 10 Years Of Inbound Marketing

SPEAKER: Kipp Bodnar, Chief Marketing Officer, HubSpot

10:30 AM - 10:50 AM
Designing Experience Drive Environments

SPEAKER: Caitlin Robinson, Creative Director, Experience Design, R/GA

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM
Leveraging On Predictive Analytics To Create Game Changing Customer Experiences

SPEAKER: Anna Gong, CEO, Perx Technologies

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
How I Grew My Business 1,000% In 12 Months By Becoming A Thought Leader

SPEAKER: Josh Steimle, Founder & CEO, MWI

11:40 AM - 12:10 PM
Finding Your Niche By Delivering Customer Experience

SPEAKER: Graeme Beardsell, Managing Director, Asia Pacific & Japan, Akamai Technologies

12:10 PM - 12:30 PM
Trends In The Android Ecosystem

SPEAKER: Tiago Costa Alves, VP, Aptoide

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

DESCRIPTION: Eat up, everyone! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange namecards!

02:00 PM - 02:20 PM
Venture Debt Financing for Growth Stage Startups

SPEAKER: Chin Chao, CEO, Southeast Asia, Innoven Capital

02:20 PM - 02:50 PM
Becoming the Next Unicorn - Power-up at Enterprise Scale

SPEAKER: Gunasekharan Chellappan, Business Unit Executive, BigData & Cloud Data Services, Asia Pacific, IBM

02:50 PM - 03:10 PM
How to Accelerate Brand Ecommerce in ASEAN: Turning an Information Gap into Opportunity

SPEAKER: Felicia Moursalien, Director Of Communications & Research, aCommerce

03:10 PM - 03:30 PM
Unlock The Power Of Insights And Automation

SPEAKER: Nopparat Yokubon, App Developer Lead, Asia, Google

03:30 PM - 03:50 PM
From 0 to 500K Users with $0: How to Bypass SEA and Focus on US

SPEAKER: Bjorn Lee, Founder, Stealth/Former Product Manager, Zendesk

03:50 PM - 04:10 PM
Progressive Partnerships: Moving From Competition To Collaboration

SPEAKER: Callum Laing, Partner, Unity-Group/Co-founder & Non-Executive Director, The Marketing Group PLC

04:10 PM - 04:30 PM
Return on Experience - Emotion Is Greater Than Form Follows Function

SPEAKER: Richa Menke, Principal, Singapore, Eight Inc.

04:30 PM - 04:50 PM
Why Email Marketing Is Still Relevant and Still An ROI Monster for Ecommerce

SPEAKER: Paul Tenney, CEO & Founder, Ematic Solutions

Create Stage

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Innovation Wars

SPEAKER: Scott Bales, Managing Director, Innovation Labs Asia

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
Leadership for Startups

SPEAKER: Soon Loo, Managing Director, Seri VC/Program Leader, Executive Coach International

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM
Alternative Funding For Early Stage Startups

SPEAKER: Rory Cunningham, Business Development Manager, ASX

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Understanding Unit Economics And Building A Sustainable Business Model

SPEAKER: Steve Feiner, Founder & CEO, A Better Florist

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
How To Hire "A" Players For Your Startup

SPEAKER: Vinod Nair, Founder & CEO, MoneySmart.sg

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Fintech Startup Showcase, Powered by The FinLab
12:45 PM - 02:00 PM
TOP100 Fight Club

MODERATOR: Peter Justin Yu, Chief Marketeer, Bebop Asia

02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Korea Startup & FinTech Showcase

MODERATOR: Shanna Tan, Investment Manager, KOTRA Singapore

04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
TOP100 Fight Club

MODERATOR: Peter Justin Yu, Chief Marketeer, Bebop Asia

Community Lounge

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Free & Easy

DESCRIPTION: Engage with Echelon Asia Summit 2016's Community Lounge Partners, Powered by Garena

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

DESCRIPTION: Eat up, everyone! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange namecards!

02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
Learn How to Become an Ecommerce Power Seller, Powered by Shopee University

SPEAKERS:
Elijah Yong, Shopee
Avril Khoo, Graphic Designer, Shopee

04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Social Entrepreneurship in APAC, powered by Project Inspire

SPEAKER: Sing Suen Soon, Head Of Social Innovation, Singapore, UN Women

04:30 PM - 05:30 PM
Free & Easy

DESCRIPTION: Interact with Echelon Asia Summit 2016's Community Partners And Lounge Exhibitors

8:30AM - 10:00AM
COFFEE & REFRESHMENTS

Future Stage

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Emerging Trends & Tehnologies In China That SEA Can Learn From

SPEAKERS:
Harry Wang, Partner, Linear Venture
Peter Cheng, Managing General Partner, Integral Investment Group
Coco Sun, Head of Global Partnerships & Marketing, TechTemple

MODERATOR: Christina Hsiang, Founding Director, Startups Greater Asia/Corporate Attorney, Carr & Ferrell

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Unicorns, Cockroaches and New Investment Opportunities in Asia

SPEAKERS:
Plern Tee Suraphongchai, Partner, Venturra Capital
Melissa C. Guzy, Co-founder & Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures

MODERATOR: Pocket Sun, Founding Partner, SoGal Ventures

11:10 AM - 11:40 AM
Bringing Sexy Back To Edtech

SPEAKERS:
Rohan Pasari, Co-founder & CEO, Cialfo
Pham Minh Tuan, Founder & CEO, Topica Edtech Group

MODERATOR: Quincy Tanner, Regional Strategy (APAC), EdTech Asia

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
From Grassroots To Glory Through Lifestyle Entrepreneurship In SEA

SPEAKER: Edward Chia, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Timbre Group

MODERATOR: Prakash Somosundram, Founder & CEO, Pealo/Vice Chairman, Board of Trustees, ACE

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Disrupt or Be Disrupted

SPEAKER: Kell Jay Lim, Country Head, Singapore Grab

MODERATOR: Kevin McSpadden, Correspondent, e27

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

DESCRIPTION: Eat up, everyone! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange namecards!

02:00 PM - 02:20 PM
Brace Yourselves, The Age Of AR/VR Is Now

SPEAKER: Ashima Thomas, Co-founder & CEO, Warrior9

MODERATOR: Don Anderson, Co Founder, AsiaVR Association

02:20 PM - 02:40 PM
A Serial Entrepreneur’s Vision For Innovation In Southeast Asia

SPEAKER: Douglas Khoo, Principal, The Coding Shophouse/Angel Investor

MODERATOR: Anisa Menur, Correspondent, e27

02:40 PM - 03:00 PM
Astropreneurship In SEA: Moonshot Or Science Fiction?

SPEAKERS:
Bidushi Bhattacharya, Ph.D, CEO & Founder, Bhattacharya Space Enterprises/Former Nasa Scientist
Priyadarshini Majumdar, Entrepreneur, Bhattacharya Space Enterprises

MODERATOR: Kevin McSpadden, Correspondent, e27

Build/Reach Stage

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Customer Friction Points To Avoid For O2O Marketing & Monetization Success

SPEAKER: Jeremy Geiger, Head of Enterprise Business, APAC, Foursquare

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Key Considerations When Looking To Scale Your Business Internationally

SPEAKER: Tyson Hackwood, Head of Asia, Braintree Payments

11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Building A Corporate Reputation For Your Startup

SPEAKER: Yu Poh Leng, Senior Vice President, Ruder Finn Asia​

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Creating Virality

SPEAKER: Eli Schwartz, Director of Marketing, APAC, Survey Monkey

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
8 Ways To Lower Your Mobile Customer Acquisition Cost

SPEAKER: Venkatesh C. R., CEO, Adatha

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
Embracing The Rise Of The New Female Consumer

SPEAKER: Melissa Senduk, Group Creative Director, Orami

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

DESCRIPTION: Eat up, everyone! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange namecards!

02:00 PM - 02:20 PM
10 Actions To Take Based On Your Google Analytics Data

SPEAKER: Vinoaj Vijeyakumaar, Managing Partner, Sparkline

02:20 PM - 02:40 PM
What I Shouldn't Tell You About Social Media Influencers

SPEAKER: Andrea Olivato, COO, Popular Chips

Create Stage

10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Going Global Through Mobile

SPEAKER: William Bao Bean, Managing Director, MOX/Partner, SOSV

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
That One Business Development Hack That All Startups Need To Know

SPEAKER: Joel Leong, Co-Founder & Head of Merchants, Shopback

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
Interactive Experience - Uncovering The Inner-Startup In Organizations

SPEAKER: Stefan Hirsch, IX Leader, IBM ASEAN

11:10 AM - 11:30 AM
A Female Entrepreneur's Journey From Silicon Valley To Saigon

SPEAKER: Esther Nguyen, Founder & CEO, POPS Worldwide

11:30 AM - 11:50 AM
Peering Into India's Startup Ecosystem

SPEAKER: Takeshi Ebihara, Founding General Partner, Rebright Partners

11:50 AM - 12:10 PM
Lessons From The Avengers: Growth Through M&A

SPEAKER: Andrew Senduk, Group Chief Revenue Officer, Orami [formerly MoxyBilna]

12:10 PM - 12:30 PM
Is Indonesia The Next India Or China?

SPEAKER: Donald Wihardja, Partner, Convergence Ventures/Deputy Head, AMVESINDO

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
TOP100 Fight Club

MODERATOR: Peter Justin Yu, Chief Marketeer, Bebop Asia

02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Central Asia Delegation Showcase, Powered by Samruk Kazyna

MODERATOR: Sanda, Editor in Chief, Idea-Lab.kz

03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Vietnam Hour

DESCRIPTION:
A Peek Into The VN Ecosystem, hosted by NATEC
Speaker: Pham Hong Quat, Director of NATEC, Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam

From Here To 2020
Moderator: Bobby Liu, Founder, Hub.IT/Senior Director, Topica
Speaker: Saikit Ng, Executive Director, Captii Ventures
Speaker: Lana Duong, Senior Associate, NSI Ventures

An Overview Of The Ecosystem in 2015
Speaker: Bobby Liu, Founder, Hub.IT/Senior Director, Topica

Startup Evolution
Moderator: Bobby Liu, Founder, Hub.IT/Senior Director, Topica
Speaker: Quang Vinh, COO, Appota
Speaker: Anh-Minh Do, Director, Media, Vertex Ventures

04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Echelon Asia Summit 2016's TOP100: The Final Showdown

DESCRIPTION: After travelling 93,000 kilometres and listening to 250 elevator pitches across 14 cities in Asia, we're down to the Final 10. Who will emerge as 2016's Most Promising Startup Judges' Choice?

Judge: Takashi Sano, Venture Partner, Global Brain
Judge: Masahiko Honma, Founder and General Partner, Incubate Fund
Judge: Carmen Yuen, Investment Director, Vertex Ventures
Judge: Soo Ping Yong, 2nd Vice President, Walden International
Judge: Plern Tee Suraphongchai, Partner, Venturra Capital

05:30 PM - 05:50 PM
Rice Bowl Startup Awards: Singapore

MODERATOR: Sathyvelu Kunashegaran, Associate Director, Rice Bowl Startup Awards

05:50 PM - 06:00 PM
Echelon Asia Summit 2016's TOP100: Awarding Ceremony

Community Lounge

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Makey Makey Workshop, Powered by Girls In Tech Singapore

SPEAKER: Adeline Setiawan, Chief Creative Officer, Saturday Kids

DESCRIPTION: Limited slots! Sign up HERE:

Invention literacy is not just for the young - it's for the young at heart. Get hands-on experience at this unique workshop where we'll be creating electronic tunes using Scratch and Makey Makey - an electronic circuit board that turns any conductive surface into a keyboard. Join us to learn a bit about maker culture, coding and circuits, and be prepared to get creative, tinker and have fun. It's a chance to get into what really makes technology work! Introduction Video: http://e27.co/OgPg0

The workshops will be conducted in 45-min sessions each accommodating up to 24 participants:

Session 1: 10:30am – 11:15am, 16 June
Session 2: 11:30am – 12:15pm, 16 June

GIVEAWAY: 5 x Makey Makey kits will be made available to participants to take home in a draw; units to be provided by Makey Makey; winners to be posted on GITSG website

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Makey Makey Workshop, Powered by Girls In Tech Singapore

SPEAKER: Adeline Setiawan, Chief Creative Officer, Saturday Kids

DESCRIPTION: Limited slots! Sign up HERE:

Invention literacy is not just for the young - it's for the young at heart. Get hands-on experience at this unique workshop where we'll be creating electronic tunes using Scratch and Makey Makey - an electronic circuit board that turns any conductive surface into a keyboard. Join us to learn a bit about maker culture, coding and circuits, and be prepared to get creative, tinker and have fun. It's a chance to get into what really makes technology work! Introduction Video: http://e27.co/OgPg0

The workshops will be conducted in 45-min sessions each accommodating up to 24 participants:

Session 1: 10:30am – 11:15am, 16 June
Session 2: 11:30am – 12:15pm, 16 June

GIVEAWAY: 5 x Makey Makey kits will be made available to participants to take home in a draw; units to be provided by Makey Makey; winners to be posted on GITSG website

12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

DESCRIPTION: Eat up, everyone! Say hi to the exhibitors & don't forget to exchange namecards!

02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Introduction To Virtual Reality, powered by General Assembly

SPEAKER: Lionel Chok, Founder, IMMERSIVELY


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