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WHAT IS ECHELON MALAYSIA?

ECHELON Malaysia is back and better than ever. Happening for the very first time in the Silicon Valley of the East, we’re bringing ECHELON to Georgetown, Penang with a digital platform and an intensive two-day event, localised for the Malaysian market.

Attracting international speakers, investors, mentors, startups and the tech community; delegates will be engaged in both high-level keynotes and this year’s deep dives into the 3 verticals; Hardware & IoT, Travel Tech, Creative Content. With the focus on making this year’s conference an experience like no other, ECHELON Malaysia will shatter expectations and take your business to the next level.

ECHELON BRINGS TOGETHER ASIA'S TECH ECOSYSTEM





Government Ministries and Agencies

We partner with the movers and shakers from government ministries and agencies helping push Asia’s tech ecosystem forward

Technology Investors

From Angels to VCs, be it early to growth stage, show your involvement and fund the best startups from all over the region

Startups and Entrepreneurs

Be it boot strapped, seed funded or growth stage, make your presence known and grow to become the next billion dollar company

SMEs, Corporations and Institutions

We work with SMEs to the largest companies in the world, from banking to the mining industry, who are eager to expand their reach and grow their business

Digital Professionals

Echelon is a multiple pot of people from diverse backgrounds: Tech, business, design and marketing experts looking to share their expertise in their respective fields

Media

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

KEY HIGHLIGHTS


World-class Speakers

Catch the most exciting speakers on stage as they share their wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience, with you on the digital platform and at the conference.

Deep Dives

Indulge in workshops focusing on industry verticals: Hardware & IoT, Travel Tech, Creative Content where industry veterans provide their insights and years of experience being in their fields.

Live Startup Pitching

See the best startups pitch on the main stage in front of a judging panel made up of investors, plus to the tech community present at Echelon Malaysia.

Explore Penang

As a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, Penang is a melting pot of culture, history and good food. Don’t miss out to explore Penang a town without parallel in Southeast Asia.

2017 Speakers




Terry Gold

Managing Director

TechStars Adelaide
Chen Chow Yeoh

Co-Founder

Fave
Dzuleira Abu Bakar

Chief Executive Officer

Cradle Seed Ventures
Norhizam Kadir

Vice President Growth Ecosystem Development

MDEC
Andy Sitt

Founder

123RF.com
Kin-Wai, Lau

CEO & Director

Fatfish Internet Group
Carmen Yuen

Senior Executive Director

Vertex Ventures
Hasnul Hadi Samsudin

Director of Creative Content & Technologies Division

MDEC


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AGENDA

A glimpse of this year's agenda


TIME ACTIVITY
08:05 AM - 09:05 AM
Registration & Networking

DESCRIPTION: Grab your conference pass and a cuppa! It’s going to be a productive day.

09:05 AM - 09:10 AM
Opening Remarks

SPEAKERS:
Thaddeus Koh, Co-Founder and COO, e27
Curry Khoo, Founder, TE4P

09:10 AM - 09:40 AM
[Presentation] A Penang Boy's Journey From Nibong Tebal to Fave

SPEAKER: Chen Chow Yeoh, Co-Founder, Fave

09:40 AM - 10:10 AM
[Presentation] Navigating the Map of the Money

SPEAKER: Florian Cornu, Co-Founder, We are CxO

10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
[Presentation] The 3 Things Companies Always Screw Up When Trying To Scale

SPEAKER: Terry Gold, Managing Director, Techstars Adelaide

10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
[Presentation] Leveling Up The Creative Content Industry in Malaysia & The Region

SPEAKER: Hasnul Hadi Samsudin, Director of Creative Content & Technologies Division, Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
[Fireside] Malaysia's Startup Ecosystem From A Unicroach's Perspective

SPEAKER: Warren Leow, CEO, Designs.net/VP Strategic Partnerships & Revenue, 123RF

MODERATOR: Clarence Leong, CEO & Founder, EasyParcel

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
[Fireside] Facilitating a Thriving Startup Ecosystem from the Bottom Up in Malaysia

SPEAKERS:
Norhizam Kadir, Vice President Growth Ecosystem Development at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC)

MODERATOR: Kevin McSpadden, Editor, e27

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
[Fireside] Lessons & Insights From 17 Years Of Entrepreneurship

SPEAKER: Andy Sitt, Founder, 123RF.com

MODERATOR: Bobby Liu, Senior Director, Topica Edtech Group/Founder, Hub.IT

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Lunch & Networking

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

01:30 PM - 06:00 PM
[Breakout Tracks] Hardware & IoT, Travel Tech and Venturecon

DESCRIPTION: Echelon Malaysia 2017 continues with the Hardware and IoT Track, Travel Tech Track and Venturecon. Find out more above!

06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
Networking & Exhibition Showcase

DESCRIPTION: Free & easy networking as we conclude Day 1 of Echelon Malaysia 2017

TIME ACTIVITY
01:30 PM - 01:35 PM
Opening of the Hardware & IoT track

SPEAKER: Curry Khoo, Founder, TE4P

01:35 PM - 02:05 PM
[Presentation] Spearheading IoT with Industry-Academia R&D Collaboration

SPEAKER: Dr Khoh Soo Beng, Research and Program Director for IoT, Collaborative Research in Engineering, Science and Technology (CREST)

02:05 PM - 02:35 PM
[Presentation] IoT Hardware and Rapid Prototyping

SPEAKER: Ober Choo, CTO and Co-Founder, Cytron Technologies

02:35 PM - 03:05 PM
[Presentation] The Challenges and Opportunities In A Robotic Startup's Journey From Malaysia To Mexico

SPEAKER: Dr Yeong Che Fai, Co-Founder & Director, DF Automation & Robotics

03:05 PM - 03:35 PM
[Presentation] Big Data & Analytics

SPEAKER: Dato' Seri Ivan Teh, Founder & Managing Director, Fusionex International

03:35 PM - 04:15 PM
[Workshop] Cloud & Platform

SPEAKER: Aswin C., Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft

04:15 PM - 04:45 PM
[Presentation] The Future of VR: Synergising Hardware, Software and Content

SPEAKER: Richard Lee, Chief Executive Officer, EXA Global

04:45 PM - 05:15 PM
[Presentation] From Hype to ROI: Lessons from Deploying Drones for Oil Palm Plantations

SPEAKER: Mark Yong, CEO and Co-Founder, Garuda Robotics

TIME ACTIVITY
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
[Presentation] Malaysia's Funding Ecosystem: Stakeholders, Trends, Investment Models, Exits

SPEAKER: Dzuleira Abu Bakar, Chief Executive Officer of Cradle Seed Ventures

02:00 PM - 02:40 PM
[Panel] Seed Fund: Theses & Strategy

SPEAKERS:
Chandra Firmanto, CEO, Indogen Capital
Koichi Saito, General & Founding Partner, KK Fund
Kamarul Nizam Bin Kassim, Partner, Intres Capital
Vicky Lay, Managing Director, Artesian Venture Partners

MODERATOR: Nic Lim, Partner, 8Capita

02:40 PM - 03:20 PM
[Panel] Series A Fund: Theses & Strategy

SPEAKERS:
Kuo-yi Lim, Managing Director, Monk's Hill Ventures
Michael Lints, Venture Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
Chris Tran, Co-Head of Corporate Finance Asia, North Ridge Partners
Carmen Yuen, Senior Executive Director, Vertex Ventures

MODERATOR: Nic Lim, Partner, 8Capita

03:20 PM - 03:50 PM
[Presentation] Corporate Venture Capital: Theses & Strategy

SPEAKER: Joshua Agusta, Head of Investment Portfolio, MDI Ventures

03:50 PM - 04:20 PM
[Presentation] Debt vs Equity: From MDV’s Perspective

SPEAKER: En. Nizam Mohamed Nazri, Chief Operating Officer, MDV

04:20 PM - 04:50 PM
[Presentation] Understanding IPOs: Why It's Getting Hot in Malaysia, and What To Look Out For

SPEAKER: Kin-Wai, Lau CEO & Director, Fatfish Internet Group

04:50 PM - 04:55 PM
Closing Ceremony with Khazanah Nasional
TIME ACTIVITY
01:30 PM - 01:45 PM
Setting The Stage

SPEAKER: Yeoh Siew Hoon, Founder, WIT

01:45 PM - 02:10 PM
[Presentation] Reimagining The Web: Smell, Taste, Touch of A Multi-Sensory Internet

SPEAKER: Charles Thomas, CEO, The Hangout Malaysia, Imagineering Institute

DESCRIPTION: Charles Thomas pulls back the curtains on the work that’s being done in the Johore Bahru-based Imagineering Institute and wonders at the implications this could have on travel if the Web becomes a world of senses, not just clicks and transactions. Followed by Q&A.

02:10 PM - 02:40 PM
[Fireside] Kopi with Chris Ong, Founder, George Town Heritage + Hotels

SPEAKERS:
Chris Ong, Founder, George Town Heritage + Hotels

MODERATOR: Yeoh Siew Hoon, Founder, WIT

DESCRIPTION: This sixth generation Peranakan retuned to Penang to answer destiny’s call, to preserve and conserve the island’s shophouses not to be museums but living places for travellers. His goal – to make shophouse living as quintessential to the Penang experience as villas are to Bali and ryokans are to Japan.

02:40 PM - 03:00 PM
[Presentation] Global Travel Trends and Malaysia’s Place in Planet Travel

SPEAKER: Clive Ellul Hawthorn, Director, Market Management, Malaysia & Singapore, Expedia Lodging Partner Services

DESCRIPTION: What are current global travel trends and how is Malaysia faring in the big picture of things? Insights from one of the world’s largest travel brands, Expedia, and perspectives into inbound into Malaysia, and Penang. Followed by Q&A

03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
Break
03:30 PM - 03:45 PM
[Presentation] The View From TripAdvisor: All About Reviews & Reputation

SPEAKER: Lionel Yeo, Manager, Hotel Partnerships, APAC, TripAdvisor

DESCRIPTION: What do travellers say about hotels in Malaysia, how do hotels in Malaysia fare in reviews and reputation management, and what hotels can do to better manage their ratings on the world’s largest travel reviews website?

03:45 PM - 04:15 PM
[Panel] The View From Hospitality

SPEAKERS:
Christine Tan, Vice President Asia Pacific, FASTBOOKING
Albert Lafuente, Director of Sales & Marketing, Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts, Penang
Chris Cheong, Corporate Director, e-Business, Berjaya Hotels & Resorts
Adelene Tan, Director of Revenue, Hard Rock Hotel Penang

MODERATOR: Jack Tan, Principal Consultant, Ideaweaver Consulting

DESCRIPTION: How has technology changed the hotel industry? And how are hoteliers in Penang and elsewhere in Malaysia adapting to the dynamic, and increasingly complex and competitive market?

04:15 PM - 04:55 PM
[Panel] Meet The Travel Dreamers

SPEAKERS:
Faeez Fadhlillah, CEO & Co-founder, Tripfez
Jason Lee JeeShen, Founder, Softinn Solutions
Andrew Tan, Head of Content Acquisition, BeMyGuest
Kaneswaran Avili, CEO & Co-founder, NIDA Rooms

MODERATOR: Yeoh Siew Hoon, Founder, WIT

DESCRIPTION: Travel startups share their stories. Why did they pick travel? What pain points are they trying to solve? And what are the challenges they faced? More importantly, what about the opportunities that lie ahead in this largest of industries?

04:55 PM - 05:15 PM
[Presentation] Using Data To Delight Customers & Drive Profits: The Digital Story of AirAsia

SPEAKER: Nikunj Shanti, Chief Digital & Data Officer, AirAsia

05:15 PM - 05:20 PM
Closing

SPEAKER: Yeoh Siew Hoon, Founder, WIT

TIME ACTIVITY
08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
Registration & Networking

DESCRIPTION: Grab your conference pass and a cuppa! It’s going to be a productive day.

09:00 AM - 11:30 AM
[Breakout Tracks] Hardware & IoT, Creative Content and Investor Hangout powered by Cradle

DESCRIPTION: Echelon Malaysia 2017 starts the day with Hardware & IoT, Creative Content and Investor Hangout powered by Cradle. Find out more above!

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
TOP100 Echelon Connect (Speed Dating)

DESCRIPTION: Attention startups and investors, TOP100 Echelon Connect - this is the fundraising opportunity for you. In this session, take the opportunity to pitch to local, regional and international investors such as Indogen Capital, mdec, Captii Ventures, Golden Gate Ventures, Gobi Ventures, IFC (International Finance Corporation), Teak Capital, Tri5 Ventures, KK Fund and many more!

12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Lunch & Networking

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

01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
[Presentation] Workspaces of the Future: Creating Value through the Power of Communities

SPEAKER: Laís de Oliveira, Malaysia Country Manager & Chief Community Officer, Flyspaces

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
[Presentation] Peering into Indonesia's Startup Ecosystem

SPEAKER: William Gozali, Head of Investments, MDI Ventures

02:30 PM - 03:20 PM
[Panel] Malaysia's Competitive Advantage From A VC Perspective

SPEAKERS:
Michael Lints, Venture Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
Koichi Saito, General & Founding Partner, KK Fund
Sai Kit Ng, Executive Director, Captii Ventures
Victor Chua, Vice President, Gobi VC

MODERATOR: Lalitha Wemel, Regional Manager (Startup Programs), Techstars

03:20 PM - 03:30 PM
Break
03:30 PM - 05:00 PM
TOP100 Fight Club: Malaysia

SPEAKERS:
Judge: Koichi Saito, General & Founding Partner, KK Fund
Judge: Michael Lints, Venture Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
Judge: Victor Chua, Vice President, Gobi VC
Judge: Carmen Yuen, Senior Executive Director, Vertex Ventures
Judge: Aswin C., Senior Technical Evangelist, Microsoft

05:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Startup Stories: M&A

SPEAKERS:
Zi En Wong, Business Development Manager / Founder & CEO, Finquest / Detecq
Kee Siak Chan, Founder & CEO, Exabytes Network

MODERATOR: Kevin McSpadden, Editor, e27

05:30 PM - 05:40 PM
TOP100 Fight Club: Malaysia Award Ceremony
05:40 PM - 07:40 PM
Networking & Exhibition Showcase

DESCRIPTION: Light refreshments will be served to all attendees for a free & easy mingle as we conclude Day 2 of Echelon

07:40 PM - 09:40 PM
Echelon Malaysia 2017 Official After Party

DESCRIPTION: Venue: MOIS Club Address: 1, Jalan Penang, George Town, 10000 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

TIME ACTIVITY
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
[Presentation] Transforming the Silicon Valley of the East into Malaysia’s first Smart O2O Hub

SPEAKER: Dr Wei Siang Yu, Founder and Executive Chairman, Borderless Healthcare Group

09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
[Presentation] The Next Big Opportunity – Internet of Things

SPEAKER: Seong Boon Ngoo, Sales Director, Intel

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
[Presentation] Drone, Autonomous & Agriculture

SPEAKER: Jin Xi Cheong, Founder, Poladrone

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
[Presentation] Talking with Things: What's Hot in Low-Power Long-Range IoT Connectivity

SPEAKER: Andri Yadi, Co-Founder & CEO, DycodeX

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
[Presentation] Dev Tools: Distribution & Monetization Through Programmatic Advertising

SPEAKER: Dileep Kannan, Head of Regional Partnerships, DoubleClick by Google

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
[Presentation] Smart Devices: Trends and Opportunities between Europe, US and Southeast Asia Markets

SPEAKERS:
Danny Goh, Co-Founder, Innovatube

MODERATOR: Terry Gold, Managing Director, Techstars Adelaide

01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
Lunch & Networking

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

TIME ACTIVITY
09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Investor Hangout powered by Cradle (invite only)

DESCRIPTION: (invite only) The Investors Hangout aims to connect startups with potential investors for funding, collaboration, mentorship and many more possibilities. This is an opportunity for you to find new startups or ideas that has potential to grow or to collaborate amongst the network!

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Networking Session

DESCRIPTION: Free & easy networking as we conclude the Investor Hangout powered by Cradle. Echelon Malaysia 2017 continues back in The Royale Bintang for the TOP100 Echelon Connect Speed Dating, Future Stage and the TOP100 Fight Club Pitching Competition: Malaysia finale

TIME ACTIVITY
09:00 AM - 09:05 AM
WebTVAsia Opening

SPEAKER: Desmond Ngai, Vice President, Strategy & Partnerships, WebTVAsia & Prodigee Media

09:05 AM - 09:35 AM
[Presentation] Leveraging Ecosystems & Technology to Share Influential Stories

SPEAKER: Jacqui Hocking, Managing Partner, VSStory

10:05 AM - 10:35 AM
[Presentation] Navigating through Fundraising and Distribution for the Digital Film Making Industry

SPEAKERS:
David Thian, Founder & CEO, Utopia Group
Geoffrey Leow, Co-Founder & Producer, Utopia Group

10:35 AM - 11:05 AM
[Presentation] Straddling The Ups and Down of the Mobile Games Industry and Successfully Monetising It

SPEAKER: Desmond Lee, CEO & Co-Founder, Appxplore Sdn Bhd

11:05 AM - 11:35 AM
[Presentation] Behind the Scenes: What It Takes To Develop An Idea Into A Film That Sells

SPEAKERS:
Ryon Lee, Film Director, Lomo Pictures
Aron Koh, Producer, Lomo Pictures

11:35 AM - 12:05 PM
[Presentation] Deep Diving Into Visual Effects, CGI and the Future of 3D

SPEAKERS:
King Yee Teo, Producer, Mirage Works
Aron Koh, Producer, Lomo Pictures

12:05 PM - 12:35 PM
[Fireside] How Tech is Influencing the Art Market

SPEAKER: Jonie Oostveen, Co-Founder, ARTO Gallery

MODERATOR: Kevin McSpadden, Editor, e27

12:35 PM - 01:00 PM
[Presentation] Opportunities & Challenges in SEA Digital Media Entertainment Sectors

SPEAKER: Fred Chong, Group CEO, WebTVAsia & Prodigee Media

01:00 PM - 01:05 PM
Closing by WebTVAsia

SPEAKER: Speaker: Fred Chong, Group CEO, WebTVAsia & Prodigee Media

01:05 PM - 02:05 PM
Lunch & Networking

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

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