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Startup City Conference & Awards
Unique international startup conference which brings together idea and investment
Rob Khoo
Founder, SolarPVExchange P/L (SGP)
Dr. Jason Pomeroy
Founding Principal, Pomeroy Stidio
Dr. Alex Lin
Co-Founder, ICORA Asia

Dr. Abhijit Shanbhag
President & CEO, Graymatics-SG Pte Ltd
Jon Carlo Alivio
Senior Urban Planner, Pomeroy Studio
Jamie Camidge
Co-Founder of Pisces and EmpatKali
Michele Tucci
Head of Product Development & Data Partnerships
Anthony Chow
CEO & Co-founder at Igloohome

Rob Hulme
Head of Asia at Beanstalk AgTech

Matt Holmes
Founder/CEO, Handshakin
Mark Thomas
Entrepreneur. Smart Cities Leader.Managing Director. Keynote Speaker
Andrey Shipitkov
Director, Windows Enterprise Sales (Asia)
Vidit Agrawal
COO at Carro | ex-Uber | ex-UBS
Wincy Chan
IoT Ecosystem Lead, Digital Transformation, Data & AI, Asia, Microsoft
Kotaro Takahashi
Head of Sales at Uzabase Asia Pacific Pte Ltd

Robin Tan
Founder, Cloudzen
Navin Danapal
SEA Director MOX, SOSV
Michael Yiin
Startup Analyst at Padang & Co
Olzhas Zhiyenkulov
President of the Kazakhstan – Asia Pacific Traded and investment chamber
Tatiana Sheremetieva
СEO, Russian Asian Business Union


Vadim Shpak
Vickers venture partners


Leesa Soulodre
Entrepreneur in Residence. Managing Partner. Innovation Advisor. Digital Director.
Chris Tran
Executive Director - North Ridge Partners & Financial Advisor to South-East Asia's Technology Enterpreneurs
Leanne Robers
Entrepreneur, advisor. Head of Singapore and Head of Global Partnerships for She Loves Tech
Yelena V. Zemtsova
CFA, CEO, PR SQUARED Worldwide Eurasia Bridge, Representative in Singapore, Kazakh Invest
Pierre Faddoul
Managing director, MBA, Square Associates
Rosalind Tan
Senior Partner, Expara Ventures
Wong Hong Ting
Chairman, Co-founder of Botbot. AI
Ms. Xanne Leo
CEO, Infinitus Technologies
Mr. Eugene Aseev
CTO, Co-founder, Chainstack
Maxim Shkvaruk
Director, Atlas Ventures
Jacinta Quah
The Founder and CEO, JQ Coaching & Consulting
Vitaliy Alexandrov
Creator, Bastau methodology
Aalok Doshi
Co-Founder / Executive, Loyalty Credit
ManMohan Gupta
Director – Interworld Digital Cinema P Ltd. The promoter MyMedicineBox. Founder MMG Foundation
Marco Bardelli
Senior Director & Member of the Board, Nongsa Digital Park; Senior Director & Member of the Board, Infinite Studios
Jose Pedro Lima Matos
Director of Marketplace, RedMart (Alibaba Group)
Alexander Karolik Shlaen
EMBA, CEO, Panache Management & Independent Director on Board of Directors, SinoCloud Group Ltd
Conference Agenda
November 20: Build Smart City & Dive into Global Insights
09:00 – 09:45
Registration & Welcome Coffee
09:45 – 10:00
Welcome Speech
10:00 – 11:30
Panel discussion – "Smart Cities"
  • Abhijit Shanbhag, President & CEO, Graymatics-SG Pte Ltd - "Eyes to Vision: Making Smart Cities Smarter"
  • Jason Pomeroy, Founding Principal, Pomeroy Studio - "Smart City 4.0 | 6 Ideas to Change the Urban Habitat: 6 global sustainability challenges, 6 solutions; Defining the 3 generations of the smart city; The Move towards sustainable and smart mixed-use communities; Gen 4.0, and vertical social space as place"
  • Rob Khoo, Founder, SolarPVExchange P/L (SGP) - "Smart City 2.0 - Decarbonizing our Smart City"
  • Rob Hulme, Head of Asia and Venture Builder, Beanstalk AgTech - "Building Asia's AgriFood Tech Gateway - why Singapore?"
  • Mark Thomas, Managing Director, Serviceworks Group Ltd - "Smart City: Sustainability perspective"
  • Vitaliy Alexandrov, Creator, Bastau methodology - "Bastau methodology, Kazakh e-government experience"
  • Eddie Razzak
11:30 – 12:00
Eugene Aseev, CTO, Co-founder, Chainstack

Keynote Address: "Accelerating Global Enterprise Blockchain Adoption"
12:00 – 12:30
Networking session & Coffee Break
12:30 – 13:30
Panel discussion – "Add value to your startup and move it forward"
  • Jamie Camidge, Co-founder, EmpatKali - "Startup collaboration";
  • Matt Holmes, Founder & CEO, Handshakin - "How to use your personal website to meet industry influencers and world class customers"
  • Robin Tan, CEO, Cloudzen - "Cloud game streaming"
  • Michael Yiin, Startup Analyst, Padang & Co - "Securing deals with VCs and Corporates; Similarities and Differences and how to be successfully in it"
  • Alexander Karolik-Shlaen, EMBA, CEO, Panache Management & Independent Director on Board of Directors, SinoCloud Group Ltd - "Branding and investment in real estate and technology"
13:30 – 14:45
Networking session & Lunch
14:45 – 15:15
Pierre Faddoul, MBA, Managing director, Square Associates

Keynote Address: "Growing interest to Eurasia"

15:15 – 15:30
Networking session & Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:00
Michele Tucci, Head of Product Development and Data Partnerships, CredoLab

Keynote Address: "The usage of alternative data for credit risk assessment"
16:00 – 16:30
Olzhas Zhiyenkulov, CEO, Paladigm Capital

Keynote Address: "Primary vs Secondary investment in tech companies"
16:30 – 17:30
Panel discussion – "Global insights: Your Opportunities in Asia"
  • Vadim Shpak, Managing Director, Vickers Venture Partners - "Investment mega-trends and abundance of capital and challenges that startups facing in fundraising in SEA"
  • Yelena Zemtsova, CFA, CEO, PR SQUARED Worldwide Eurasia Bridge, Representative in Singapore, Kazakh Invest - "Geopolitics and use of technologies, the experience of Central Asia"
  • Vidit Agrawal, Venture Partner, Elevate VC - "Angel investment horizon of South-East Asia and how to find the right angel investor for your business"
  • Alex Lin, Co-founder, ICOra Asia - "Building startup ecosystem in Singapore"
  • Kenny NG, Executive Director and Co-founder, IJK Capital Partners
  • ManMohan Gupta, The Promoter, MyMedicineBox - "Investment opportunities in India"
  • Marco Bardelli, Director and Board Member, Nongsa Digital Park - "Indonesia: ASEAN largest fast growing Digital Economy"
November 21: Be unique & progressive
09:30 – 10:00
Networking session & Morning Coffee
10:00 – 11:30
Panel discussion – "Delivering unique and sustainable value" Jacinta Quah - moderator
  • Andrey Shipitkov, Director, Microsoft Windows Enterprise Sales (Asia) - "How to build a sales team and monetize your unique value"
  • Charles Francisco, CEO, Alpha7 Solutions - "3Cs of successful leadership in the disruptive digital age"
  • Xanne Leo, CEO, Infinitus Technologies - "Importance of securing your private keys"
11:30 – 12:00
Networking session & Coffee Break
12:00 – 12:30
Chris Tran, Executive Director, North Ridge Partners & Financial Advisor to South

Keynote Address: "Technology and how that is changing the shape of global public policy and consequences"
12:30 – 13:00
Jose Matos Silva, Director of Marketplace, RedMart (Alibaba Group)

Keynote Address: "The growth of online supermarkets in Asia: experienced view into the online marketplace"
13:00 – 14:45
Networking session & Lunch
14:45 – 15:45
Panel discussion: "Scaling a sustainable business across South East Asia: progressive framework"
  • Navin Danapal, SEA Director MOX, SOSV - "Building innovation ecosystem"
  • Kotaro Takahashi, Head of Sales, Uzabase Asia Pacific Pte Ltd - "Building an Asian-focused product"
  • Maxim Shkvarchuk, Director, Atlas Ventures
  • Wong Hong Ting, Chairman, Co-founder, Botbot. AI - "Boosting productivity with Artificial Intelligence (AI)"
  • Aalok Doshi - Co-Founder / Executive, Loyalty Credit - "SME lending using alternate data"
  • Leanne Robers, Head of Singapore and Head of Global Partnerships, She Loves Tech - "Women in Technologies, Singapore"
15:45 – 16:30
Leesa Soulodre, Global Innovation Director, Inspirit IoT

Keynote Address: "Reputation Risk on the B/Leading edge at Masters and Robots"

17:00 – 18:00
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November 20-21, 2018.

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