AGENDA

A glimpse of this year's agenda


TIME ACTIVITY
07:55 AM - 08:55 AM
Registration & Networking

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

08:55 AM - 09:00 AM
Opening Remarks
09:00 AM - 09:10 AM
Welcome Address
09:10 AM - 09:40 AM
We will be announcing this shortly...

SPEAKER: Chen Chow Yeoh, Co-Founder, Fave

09:40 AM - 10:20 AM
[Fireside] Second Cities Around The World

SPEAKER: Terry Gold, Managing Director, Techstars Adelaide

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM
[Presentation] Navigating Southeast Asia's Map of the Money in 2017

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

10:50 AM - 11:20 AM
[Presentation] Workspaces of the Future: Creating Value through the Power of Communities

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

11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
[Fireside] Identifying The Government's Role In Malaysia's Startup Ecosystem

MODERATOR: Kevin McSpadden, Editor, e27

12:00 PM - 12:40 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
[Free & Easy] Networking & Exhibition Showcase

DESCRIPTION: Light refreshments will be served to all attendees for a free & easy mingle as we conclude Day 1 of Echelon

TIME ACTIVITY
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
[Presentation] Hardware & IoT in Asia: Trends & Opportunities
02:00 PM - 02:40 PM
[Workshop] Getting Started with IoT Startup & Rapid Prototyping

SPEAKER: Ober Choo, Egineering Manager, Cytron Technologies

02:40 PM - 03:20 PM
[Workshop] Product Design For Harware & IoT: From Digital To Experiential
03:20 PM - 04:00 PM
[Workshop] Employing Cloud & Big Data Technologies In Hardware & IoT
04:00 PM - 04:40 PM
[Workshop] Pursuing The Last Mile in Hardware & IoT: Packaging, Distribution, Service & Support
04:40 PM - 05:10 PM
[Presentation] The Future of VR: Synergising Hardware, Software and Content

SPEAKER: Richard Lee, Chief Executive Officer, EXA Global

05:10 PM - 05:50 PM
[Panel] The Hard Things About Hardware
TIME ACTIVITY
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
[Presentation] Malaysia's Funding Ecosystem: Stakeholders, Trends, Investment Models, Exits

SPEAKER: Nazrin Hassan, CEO, Cradle

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

SPEAKERS:
Chandra Firmanto, CEO, Indogen Capital
Koichi Saito, General & Founding Partner, KK Fund
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-Heads Corporate Finance Asia, North Ridge Partners

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] Venture Debt

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

04:20 PM - 05:20 PM
Open Forum
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, 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 - 02:35 PM
[Fireside] Kopi with Chris Ong

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

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.

02:35 PM - 02:50 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

02:50 PM - 03:10 PM
Break
03:10 PM - 03:40 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
Aaron Hung, Senior Director of Partnerships APAC, TripAdvisor
Chris Cheong, Corporate Director, e-Business, Berjaya Hotels & Resorts

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?

03:40 PM - 04:10 PM
[Panel] Meet the Travel Dreamers

SPEAKERS:
Faeez Fadhlillah, CEO & Co-Founder, Tripfez
Ron Ramanan, CEO, GoQuo
Kaneswaran Avili, CEO, NIDA Rooms
Jason Lee JeeShen, Founder, Softinn

MODERATOR: Yeoh Siew Hoon, Founder, WIT

04:10 PM - 04:30 PM
[Presentation] Low Cost IT Flights of Fancy

DESCRIPTION: We'll be announcing the details shortly!

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.

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] Peering into Indonesia's Startup Ecosystem

SPEAKER: William Gozali, Head of Investments, MDI Ventures

02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
[Presentation] Why Insurance in Malaysia is ripe for Corporate Innovation

SPEAKER: Troy Barnes, Chief Customer Experience Officer, AIA Malaysia

02:30 PM - 03:10 PM
[Fireside] Malaysia's Startup Ecosystem From A Unicroach's Perspective

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

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

03:10 PM - 03:50 PM
[Panel] Malaysia's Competitive Advantage From A VC Perspective

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

MODERATOR: Michael Lints, Venture Partner, Golden Gate Ventures

03:50 PM - 05:20 PM
TOP100 Fight Club: Malaysia Award Ceremony

SPEAKERS:
Judge: Koichi Saito, General & Founding Partner, KK Fund
Judge: Michael Lints, Venture Partner, Golden Gate Ventures
Judge: Victor Chua, Vice President, Gobi VC

03:50 PM - 05:20 PM
TOP100 Fight Club: Malaysia
05:20 PM - 05:50 PM
[Presentation] We will be announcing this shortly...

SPEAKER: Cheryl Yeoh, Former Founding CEO, MaGIC

06:00 PM - 08:00 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

08:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Echelon Malaysia 2017 Official After Party

DESCRIPTION: Details to be revealed shortly!

TIME ACTIVITY
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
[Presentation] Dealing With The IIoT Revolution Through Smart Manufactring
09:30 AM - 10:00 AM
[Presentation] Dealing With The IIoT Revolution Through Incubation & Facilities
10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
[Fireside] From Maker to Startup

SPEAKER: Dycode

10:40 AM - 11:10 AM
[Presentation] Drone, Autonomous & Agriculture

SPEAKER: Jin Xi Cheong, Founder, Poladrone

11:10 AM - 11:50 AM
[Panel] Establishing Asia's IoT Golden Triangle: PG x SZ x TW
11:50 AM - 12:20 PM
[Presentation] Building the next Unicorn
12:20 PM - 01:20 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
12:00 PM - 01:00 PM
TOP100: EC Connect (Offline)
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Lunch & Networking

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

TIME ACTIVITY
09:00 AM - 09:30 AM
[Presentation] Leveraging Ecosystems & Technology to Share Influential Stories

SPEAKER: Jacqui Hocking, Managing Partner, VSStory

09:30 AM - 10:10 AM
[Workshop] Dev Tools: Scaling Prints, Crafts & Physical Art Forms Through Digitization
10:10 AM - 10:50 AM
[Workshop] Dev Tools: Animation & Motion Graphics
10:50 AM - 11:20 AM
[Presentation] Dev Tools: Distribution & Monetization Through Programmatic Advertising

SPEAKER: Dileep Kannan, Head of Regional Partnerships, Google

11:20 AM - 11:50 AM
[Presentation] The Future of VR: Synergising Hardware, Software and Content
11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
[Fireside] Creativity Is Serious Business
12:30 PM - 01:30 PM
Lunch & Networking

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

Full Agenda

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