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9-10, Nov. at St.James power station in Singapore
2:30pm to 9pm on 9. Nov
2:30pm to 8pm on 10.Nov
It is where you will become a witness to innovators of the future.
88 presenters will give us their 180second soul pitches.
from 10 years old to 60's
from Singapore, Asia to Europe, Africa, and US
from Start-ups to global leading company or NPO/NGO
from Singer, dancers to IT, Education, Health, and Food
more than 50 CEO or founders
more than 20 IT start-ups
more than 10 LIVE performance
more than 5 film performance
challenging in more than 30 countries
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Presenters are ! from 10
years old to 60's from Singapore, Asia to Europe, Africa, and US from Start-ups to global leading company or NPO/NGO from Singer, dancers to IT, Education from Health, Food to Athlete from Film, Art to beauty ! more than 50 CEO or founders more than 20 IT start-ups more than 10 LIVE performance more than 5 film performance challenging in more than 30 countries
Horchin ! Morin khuur artist,
khoomei singer ! Artists, LIVE / Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region ! ! He is a professional artist of Morin khuur and khoomei. He received grand prix at National Artist Competition at Greater China, January 2012. He started his professional career. He will perform khoomei which is acient ethnic music. Audiences will linsten an amazing voice they have never heard before.
Mai Yasuda Calligraphyer, calligraphic evangelist
! Art, LIVE / Japan ! ! She began to learn Japanese calligraphy at age 5. Although she got a job in a different field from it after graduation of high school, she gradually considered what she really should do through variety of experiences and encounters. She thought herself deeply at that time. “I would like to contribute to society by what I only could do instead of something someone else can.” “What value could I provide to people?” “What is my expertise all in all?” She realized that she love writing Japanese calligraphy and writing is the best she could do. She decided to be a professional calligrapher. Her vision is inspiring people with writing Japanese calligraphy for hope. People who saw her works will feel energy and never forget their emotion. She will continue to create artworks of Japanese calligraphy that could make people touched and believes it is her role. Now she is working on various fields such as writing Japanese calligraphy, holding events, live performances of calligraphy, designing advertisement by calligraphy, organizing calligraphy classes and so on. URL: her gallery
Wei Yuet Wong ! Self
Taought Photographer Art, Photo / Singapore, Italy, Japan, etc ! Wei Yuet is a self taught photographer. He got his first camera about ten years ago, has got a few more since then, and has not stopped playing with photography. He found that photography is a very useful medium to enter and examine many worlds in intimate detail. People describe his style of photography as a blend of photojournalism and fine art. Some of his recent projects explore social issues like graying population, fukushima project on the realities of life since the 3.11 earthquake, and elite professional cycling. In his free time, he runs marathons, and he also likes to discuss ideas with friends over good coffee. On his tumblr page is a collection of his works, and also what he admires from other photographers
Yuuki Morita 3DCG,VFX artist Art,shortfilm,biodiversity/Japan
! He is a freelance 3DCG designer and shortfilm artist in Japan. Currently he is still a student of university in tokyo but his artwork captures many people and got prizes. his major at university is phycology/ ecology and his artwork difinitely be based on those knowledge. At work he makes 3DCG models for VFX,TV,game,ads and as an individual he makes artwork which has the theme of biodiversity. In the future he will continue to effort to make bio artwork which tells the beauty of life to many people. one of his artworks
Kenji Shimizu CEO of SnowSmile
Art, Interactive, Nail / from Japan He is chief executive officer of SnowSmile.Inc. They will spread the kawaii japanese nail art to the motto cute girls around the world. "NailCute" is a smart phone app, that allows you to try out kawaii & new nail art on your own hands through the use of its 3D CG nail fitting technology. NailCute's fan is more than 100,000 around the world.
Syv Bruzeau Butoh Dancer. Founder
of the movement therapy Oneness Flow Art, Dance, Therapy, Food / Singapore, Japane, US, Asia region Following her curiosity to experience different cultures and her enthusiasm for travel, Syv came to Asia after university and never left this art of the world. She opened a few restaurants in the region and this passion for providing joy and bonding between people led her to movement therapy. She discovered Butoh, a unique and intense dance, while in Japan, and studied it in the Himalayas, in New York City and Japan with different masters. She practiced other movement-based and awareness techniques and is now sharing her experience through her own method Oneness Flow. For Syv, Butoh or movement in general is a creative, self-discovering and healing process. It brings up a space of freedom and pure enjoyment, and is a support for profound realization and transformation.
Felix Huang Avid break-dancer Art,
Dance, Entertainment / Singapore and across the world ! Felix Huang otherwise known as Bboy Felix from Radikal Forze has been an avid breakdancer since 1998. Even after graduating from Sydney University with a degree in computer science, he had no desire to follow the typical route a graduate wanted in getting a good paying job, but instead followed his passion and continued dance. Being in the dance & entertainment industry for 15 years of his life, he has progressed from being just a dancer, to a person who owns a dance studio & produces international dance festivals which are both internationally recognized that inspire many youths & young adults in Singapore and across the world. Wanting to make positive changes to the lives & perspectives of people one step at a time, he continues to inspire through his actions and words, and set an example to the people around him to live their dreams and pursue their passions, whatever they are.
Yuzuru Maeda Artist Art, Dance,
Music, Video creator / Singapore She had received a Music BA from the LaSalle Collage of Arts, Singapore in 2009 and currently lives in Singapore. In her daily musical practice, she produces soundtracks, jingles and music compositions for independent films, commercials and her own video works. She performs mainly with the Sanshin (Japanese), Sarod (Indian) and Violin (Classical) with electronic sound compositions. Her musical lineage is La Monte Young and Ustad Ali Akbar Khan. She explores music and sound in cross cultural contexts and her musical works are described as ‘Beyond time and space’ which experess about divine energy and spirituality. Besides her musical practices, Yuzuru Maeda has been making video-based works under the title of Zentai Art Project. These video works are visual explorations that are extended from her practice as a contemporary musician. In Zentai Art Project, the artist uses the ‘Zentai’ sub-culture to investigate into the human conditions of identity, spiritual connections with cosmic energy in the universe and as a means to come to terms with one’s living environment.
Eugene Cheng ! Desig&er &
ent,epreneur ! Ar0, Desig& / Singapore ! Eugene is an desig&er & ent,epreneur based in Singapore. An avid illust,ator <om a young age and a business st?dent by t,aining, heﾂhad discovered a missing link betCeen the disciplines of business and desig&ﾂ; Presentations. Through his creative ﬁrI SlideComet he has helped clients such as A*Star, Dentsu, Sing0el, Singapore Management UniversitN, Cerebos and Bridge Alliance create st?nning presentations that achieve visible results. He continues his pursuit to exRlore breakthroughs in integ,ating desig&-‐ thinking to business & ent,epreneurship. He consults on ClaritN
Marien Guille Poetry writer, French
Poetry Performance Art / France Marien Guillé was born in France. He is 24. His main job is writing Poetry. But he doesn't want to leave it in books. He organises different events and performs on stage to put Poetry on spotlight. After 6 years in the South of France, he now travels around the world to share this poetry experience with many audiences, cultures and arts.
Dave Lim ! Ambassador of
TEDx, co-founder of Coca-Cola innovation accelerator Polymath, provocateur, pioneer and possibilist / Singapore ! Dave Lim is a polymath, provocateur, pioneer and possibilist. He is a TEDx Ambassador and founding curator of TEDxSingapore in 2009 who delights in creativity and co-creation, working with people to design, launch and grow new enterprises and is co-founder of the new Coca-Cola Innovation Accelerator in Singapore. Dave has worked on all sides of entrepreneurial fence, as a venture capitalist and entrepreneur in the Pacific Rim and Silicon Valley, innovation catalyst, investor, educator, central banker and global fund manager. HIs expertise spanning four universities in three countries: Stanford, U.C. Berkeley, University of New South Wales, and University of British Columbia. Dave's favourite quote is "Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it." by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
Kathy Xu Founder, the Dorsal
effect Social enterprise, ecotourism, conservation / Singapore, Indonesia ! Kathy is the founder of the social enterprise, The Dorsal Effect, which believes in promoting ecotourism as an alternative form of livelihood for shark fishermen in Lombok, as a sustainable means of shark conservation. She was a secondary school teacher for 7 years and constantly got her students involved in school projects or character development lessons about ocean sustainability and shark conservation while still volunteering with Shark Savers Singapore for roadshows and events like ADEX Singapore. Kathy gave up her job as a teacher in order to pursue her love for sharks. She actively approaches schools in Singapore to present and talk about shark conservation as well as help students in school projects that involved putting an end to shark fin soup demand, in the education outreach arm of Shark Savers Singapore. Kathy recently spoke at the Saint Andrew's Junior College Learning Festival as well to promote the cause for shark conservation the to students and avidly goes around schools in Singapore speaking to children of all ages on the issue. Wanting to make a difference on the supply side alongside the demand side as well, Kathy started making several research trips to Lombok since September 2012 in order to find out about the shark fishing and shark fin trading going on in Tanjung Luar, which has devastating impacts on ocean sustainability. Deciding that having tourists come on boat trips making use of the shark fishermen's shark boats could be a viable alternative livelihood with equitable income for the fishermen as well, she is getting tourists to choose responsible tourism and make a difference with their tourist dollar by coming on the boat trips and talking to the fishermen about why they want to still sharks in the oceans, soft than hard conservation approach for the fishermen.With a sustainable tourist base establish, Kathy also hopes to work with the fishermen on ocean conservation and start a trend of ocean conservation for the coming generations of fisherpeople in the village.
yanko design Reuben Png Architecture,
Industrial designer, Studio Recognito(launch soon) City, design for industrial, mechanical, and engineering processes / Singapore, Germany, Australia Having over 10 years of experience in design, business and medical research (neuroscience) industries, Reuben believes that design principles can be applied to any organisation or situation. Trained first as an industrial designer and then in business management, he has always had a passion for understanding how things work, and how they can be improved to work better. As an industrial designer, he was trained to apply Design Thinking to industrial, mechanical and engineering processes, and has transferred that knowledge into diverse fields such as automating publishing, communications and scientific research processes. With multiple awards for his designs such as the Australian International Design Award for a digital pen that sends emails from normal paper, to child-proof packaging and street furniture, Reuben has a passion for creativity that improves the human experience. Some of his more recent interesting projects include publishing neuroscience atlases, facilitating Japanese craftsmen and Singaporean designers together to create Singaporean souvenirs, and multiple art installations at the Law Courts of New South Wales, Australia. Reuben holds a Bachelor of Industrial Design and Master of Commerce and Economics from the University of New South Wales, Australia. He is also a musician and cafe owner.
Jovin Hurry Strategist on sustainability
and negotiation for entrepreneurs: Social Change Leaders + Conversations + Beaches ! City, Sustainability, Entrepreneurs, Lifestyle / Singapore, Sweden, and Asian countries Jovin specialises at asking the right questions to the right person at the right time. He probes entrepreneurs at how they negotiate around core sustainability issues. He has spent 15 years living and working in Asia and Europe, as a student, an analyst and a facilitator in the field of sustainability, business, and learning & development. Jovin completed two Masters in Sweden (Strategic Leadership towards Sustainability, and Entrepreneurship and Innovation); finished a Bachelor in Singapore (Environmental Engineering); and has chaired, facilitated and organised a number of events and trainings on sustainability in Asia and Europe. LinkedIn:sg.linkedin.com/in/jovinhurry
Lingxin Gan Property Developer, Architect,
Artist Property Developer, Architectural Designer, Musician / Singapore, Japan Trained as an architect, Lingxin was living and working in Tokyo, Japan, from 2010 to 2013. Recently, he returned to Singapore to join a property developer, aiming to broaden his horizon in the property and construction industry. Being blessed with gifts in music, arts and architecture, Lingxin believes that there is a calling for him – to nurture and to use these gifts to bring positive impacts to the nations and lives of people around the world. Since 2005, Lingxin has been active in cultural exchanges and humanitarian works in different parts of Asia, using music, arts and architecture as tools to inspire many youths and also to improve the lives of people. Through collaborations with like-minded Musicians, Artists and Architects, houses were built and funds were raised, reaching out to the people in some disaster-struck zones in Indonesia after the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004, and also in North-east Japan after the Tohoku Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011. One project led to another, and today, his passion continues to run high as an activist of humanitarian works in Singapore, Indonesia and Japan. Lingxin believes that it is important to live with a vision and passion. For Lingxin, "Love for People" is the center core of his vision and passion in life. In his view, music, arts and architecture – created out of Love for People – come alive and begin to have purpose as pillars of the society.
Jamon Mok Founder of Gazaab
Social Ventures City, Social entrepreneur / Singapore, Asian countries Jamon is the founder of Gazaab Social Ventures, a micro social venture capital fund that seeks to alleviate poverty through the creation of social entrepreneurs. With novel concepts like the Gazaab game and the stone table pitch, he has brought Gazaab's business competition concept to many villages in Nepal and India and helped hundreds of entrepreneurs set up their own sustainable enterprise. Through his work with Gazaab he has been awarded Mediacorp's young entrepreneur of the year, Lee Kuan Yew Global Business Plan Competition Most promising young entrepreneur and winner of Singapore international foundation's Young social entrepreneur competition.
Vigorously Supporting the International mobility
of the young talent Yohei Shibasaki Founder and CEO, Fourth Valley Concierge Corporation Education / Japan, India, China, and the world ! Shibasaki was at SONY, Inc. He was engaged in product planing and marketing. He did a lot of deal with Samsung, Motorola, and NOKIA there. He set up Fourth Valley Concierge Corp. in 2007. Fourth Valley is promoting youth globaly who challenge to create their career outside of their home country. As of now Fourth Valley has subsidiaries in Singapore, India and China. They will set up more 10 branch within a year. Mr.Shibasaki was selected as one of Young Global Leaders(YGL) 2013 at World Economic Fouram. Mark Zuckerberg was also selected as YGL in 2009.
Anuraag Saxena Head, South Asia
& ASEAN World Education Foundation Education, UK Anuraag is an accountant-turned-banker-turned-entrepreneur and is keenly interested in the social impact space in Asia and Africa. As the Asia Head for the World Education Foundation UK (www.wefuk.org), Anuraag leads the Asia partnerships and entry strategy. In this capacity, he enables schools and educational-institutions in the K-12 segment with: a. Tools and strategies to measure-and-improve learning-outcomes; b. Creating trust-tools for schools to interact with an extended set of stakeholders, such as parents, regulators, boards-ofeducation, etc; and Building relationships with grant-makers and multi-lateral agencies in the education space. He is originally a Chartered Accountant and an MBA and has spent his corporate years with GE Capital, Deutsche Bank and Credit Suisse, where he was heading strategy and change teams across the Americas, Europe, Asia and Australia. Anuraag passionately believes that skills, toolsets and techniques from academia and corporate-life, can and should be applied to solve social and ecological challenges as much as they solve financial ones. Anuraag is keenly vested in the education space and believes it is the “ticket out, for most Asian economies to claim their rightful place”. When he is not working, he can be found at stand-up comedy shows or diving.
Norvin Chan Education reformer; storybook
writer Education, Art, Science / Singapore Norvin memorised 1,000 digits of Pi... to show that memorisation is the worst way to remember. With the science of memory, he persuaded over 1000 students and teachers to understand more and rote-remember less. To encourage students to understand, he is writing an illustrated storybook that covers all secondary school Chemistry topics. He is currently a NUS Law undergraduate, using time before graduation as a runway to prove his ideas.
Gabriel Joachim Perumal Mission: Social
Change Leaders + Conversations + Beaches Education, Kids / Singapore “ What is Life Without Taking Chances” Recently graduated from Singapore Polytechnic with a diploma in Clean Energy. Loves to inspire kids to think creatively and to express their thoughts and feelings in what they make. For kids to be Innovators instead of being users. Strongly Feels that engineers and product designers and learn a few things from kids To create fantastic product with meaning and purpose. Currently starting up a small company called EME (Electronics Made Easy) with partners Zhen Hao and Juan. We felt that its about time to risk everything and just to act with out Gut feeling and just do and to put in our full 100 percent in changing the lives of kids. Kids can change the world is what EME strongly believes. Love what u do and Do What u Love. Just go and Do it !! Articles Youngspeaker http://www.youngspeaker.org/our-speakers/profile/8/http://www.youngspeaker.org/blog/youngspeaker-presentssustainable-living-lab/ SGMakers http://sgmakers.com/2013/08/06/gabriel-j-perumal/ Videos -National Day special -LED Wristband Prototype
Tu Ngo Co-Founder of Yola
Institute Education, Lifestyle / Viet Nam. Tu Ngo is the Co-Founder of Yola Institute, a premier education services company in Viet Nam. She led the company's product strategy and grew Yola into a network of established learning centers with a diverse portfolio of programs for thousands of Vietnamese students from middle school to college. Tu believes in the power of education to change lives and is exploring innovation in education technology and business models. Tu also serves in the Board of Trustees of the Southeast Asian Service Leadership Network (SEALNet), a U.S. non-profit founded at Stanford University dedicated to building leaders for Southeast Asia. Born and raised in Viet Nam, then with volunteer and work experiences in Cambodia and Singapore, she's a strong advocate for Southeast Asia's entrepreneurial opportunities as well as its people and cultures. Tu enjoys traveling, mentoring youth and performing Spoken Words. She's always grateful to receive scholarships to study at Stanford University and INSEAD.
Teng-Cheong heads up Sales &
Marketing for Pelican Brown, magazine "The IT Society". Education, interactive / Singapore TC (Teng-Cheong) heads up Sales & Marketing for Pelican Brown, a Talent Development Firm focused on bridging the needs of Banking IT organizations and candidates aspiring to build a career in this area. He brings 20+ years of enterprise IT and sales/general management experience and held country/regional leadership positions at Savvis, Dell and Motorola Solutions. TC is also active in the local IT industry and serves the Singapore Computer Society as a Vice President and editor of its quarterly magazine "The IT Society".
Titus Yong Producer, “Moomba Music”
Adventure Education to foster Creativity, Collaboration & Character Strengths / Singapore, UK ! Titus’s calling is in fostering personal creativity that ties in with team innovation. For the past decade, he has been travelling across Asia to train managers and corporate executives. Titus’s interviews with and research on Nobel Laureates, prominent innovators and billionaires convinced him that music can be a very useful ingredient for nurturing an innovative mindset. After years of labour of love by dozens of passionate people from eight countries, Moomba Music is born. Featured on Channel News Asia, Music Education Asia, and Education Today (UK) magazine, Moomba Music for children involves teacher facilitated group lessons tied in with adventure stories, animation, music instruments practice and Group-Play gamification
John Chen Position/Title: Managing Director,
Gallant Professional Development Pte (Ltd.) Education, Coaching / Singapore John started his own company, Gallant, 5 months ago, right after his examination paper in Nanyang Business School. Conformity has never been a thing that John has been comfortable with since young. He sees himself as a business pioneer, developing simple business solutions for complex problems. Seeing that the education system in Singapore does not really develop professional skills, John took this opportunity to change the society through Gallant. He started The Gallant Network, a professional Networking community in Singapore. Over a short span of 3 days, The Gallant Network saw a strong membership of 300 professionals. Today, The Gallant Network houses over 750 members, and holds luxurious networking events at beautiful locations like The Fullerton Hotel, The Bank Bar, The Butter Factory, and so on. He will be speaking about how being an outcast in society is THE thing to do right now, and how to tap on unorthodox resources to succeed in life.
Sharul Channa Emcee, Comedienne, Actoress
! Entertainment / Singapore, India ! A trained actor from La Salle College of the Arts, and a Communications Graduate from the University of Buffalo, Sharul is one of the most sought after talents in Singapore today. She is also Singapore’s first ever Indian female stand up comic and a versatile event emcee. Adept at hosting a variety of events, Sharul’s undeniable stage presence and strong command of languages (English and Hindi), makes her exciting to watch on stage. She also adds a touch of wit, humor and class to all her events. As an emcee, here are some of the events Sharul has hosted in recent times: • • • • • Egypt Tourism Board Gala Dinner in Singapore 2011 Embassy Group Dinner and Dance 2011 Singapore Khalsa Association International Women’s Day 2012 HSBC India Annual Gala Dinner 2012 Bollywood Themed Party for The British Club Tennis Committee 2012 She has also been on TV regularly for various series on Channel News Asia, commercials on AXN and also for documentaries on MediaCorp Channel 5. A brilliant comic actress, Sharul has been seen in productions like Rafta Rafta and We are Like This Only (HuM Theatre) and Rub My Antenna (Complete Communicators). Sharul is the hilarious and wacky host of the web-series Pickled! and has a huge fan following for her character Mahima Khan, made popular due to her hilarious antics and unique hosting style. As a comic, Sharul has shared the stage with some of the top comedians in the world. She was the opening act for Papa CJ (India), Irene Ang (Singapore), Raju Shrivastava (India), Jojo Smith (UK) and many others. She has performed with Reuben Paul (USA) at the MGM Macau and also headlined shows for The Comedy Club KL, Comedy Kao Kao, PJ Laugh Fest 2013 and One Mic Stand, among others. Sharul just returned from doing shows at the Comedy Lounge in Perth and Sydney in 2013 and will be seen at the Georgetown Festival in Penang 2013.
ROSHAN GIDWANI ! Actor, Emcee,
Entertainer Entertainment, Emcee, Actor, TV show / Singapore ! As a Television Host and Event Emcee, Roshan Gidwani lights up the room. Described as “Pure Energy Personified” by China’s “That’s PRD” Magazine, this individual has garnered attention abroad and now locally in Singapore. Bringing over 7 years of in-demand experience, he enables his audience to connect with him instantly. This is evident in his TV shows such as "Discover Guangzhou", "Expat Chat", and "Culture Shock". In Singapore, Roshan helmed “Dragon’s Inn” on OKTO with co-host Caroline Cheung which garnered audiences from all ages and races. His Voice over clients include Government bodies, Radio Foshan, Crazy English Podcasts and companies such as Singtel and *SCAPE Youth Park to name a few. His show “Art Bus” just wrapped on on Arts on OKTO. Born in Bangkok, raised in Australia & China where he hosted shows for GZTV & Guangdong Radio, Roshan currently resides in Singapore. Here he has hosted Singapore’s YOG Torch Relay ceremony, NOISE Singapore Music Showcases, SPH Galas, D&D’s and corporate events. He has even hosted the Miss Bikini Singapore Awards 2012 and continues to charm audiences. Roshan has been featured in CLEO Magazine’s 50 most Eligible Bachelors list 2011, named Seventeen Magazine’s Summer Hunk and has been featured in Hong Kong’s “Beyond Sindh” to name a few of the many publications that have covered his works. Poised to deliver, Roshan is a cordial individual and ensures professional results.
Nobb Takami Creative Director and
CEO of EAST END JAPAN Co. Ltd / DJ Entertainment, Film / Japan, UK ! During my years at Keio University, I started my carrier as a professional nightclub DJ based in Tokyo. During the day, I was a student, at night I went to film school for film studies and afterwards I worked as a DJ. My college years were full of various activities. After graduating from college, hoping that I will be working to produce films in the future, I started working for a major TV station in Tokyo (TV Asahi), working mostly on live programs such as talk shows and breaking news. At the same time, I was gaining experiences as a DJ and won the 1st place at the national composition competition sponsored by TV Asashi’s competitor, Fuji TV. In 2005, I went back to work based in Osaka, where I was originally from, starting to work on opening up a community FM broadcasting station (FM Senri). In 2007, being impressed with “Asian Rural Institute (ARI)”, which is one of the most well-known Japanese NGO and was founded by loving uncle more than 30 years ago, I stayed temporarily in Kenya, East Africa to work for the international medical NGO called, “Childdoctor Japan”. After that, to improve my language skill, I moved to live and work based in London, building relationships with creators in Europe. After returning to my home country in 2012, I established a visual/music production company called, “East End Japan Corporation”, which is still in business as of today.
Yooh The Vibration Artists, LIVE
/ Singapore ! Yooh is a dancehall reggae Singjay(singer & deejay mixstyle), born in Hokkaido Japan, and started singing at 1998. His voice and melody is clean and sweet. Every year, he had stages at one of the biggest reggae festival "Haon" in Hokkaido. Also he started selector(means like DJ) in 2011. In the Chaos, He will show the original Japanese style raga and play international reggae muzik!!!
Diixi Designing innovators 時代が求める変革者を産み出し続ける Noritaka
Kobayashi ! Founder and CEO of Diixi Pte.Ltd Executive producer of the Chaos Asia ! Entertainment, Education, Interactive / the Earth ! He is a designer and organizer of the Chaos Asia. He wondered what the best way to create innovation is. Since scene of the Chaos would be the best one, he decided to gather 88 presenters from all over the fields like Art, City, Education, Entertainment, Food, Health, Interactive and Lifestyle. He used to be a computer researcher. After received Ph.D, he decided to shift his career to business consultant. Spent for 10 years, he joined start-up of Japan called GREE, Inc. Set up Singapore subsidiery and done several alliance and M&A. He started Diixi in Singapore. Now he is providing innovative education for youth and producing variety of business like EC, social media, incubatoin camp, food etc.
Zephyr Khambatta Rock drummer, musician,
entrepreneur Entertainment, music / Singapore At 21, Zephyr dropped out of the National University of Singapore to pursue music at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. He is a highly educated, intelligent and athletic human being having studied at Raffles Institution and Raffles Junior College where being all-rounded is a norm. Z has organized open mics, gigs and student graduation showcases. He has performed in bars, graduation showcases, corporate venues, television, music videos, full-sized concerts and musicals in China and Singapore. He also teaches drums privately. Z’s aim is simple. To put out the best music he can and the best behindthe-scenes work to go with it to deliver an honest, intense and vulnerable performance every single time. Ultimately, he wants to touch as many humans as possible with his performances. Currently, Z is a session player on the drum kit, having found no suitable bands to commit to in writing original music. He is an active member of Urban Drum Crew (Singapore). He also produces music for clients, doing lyrics, songwriting, arranging, composing and mixing. He also produces his own originals with his first single scheduled to be released in March 2014. He collaborates with worthy artistes and rappers for such productions, who have not just skill and talent, but an undeniable work ethic to bring it all together. He is also currently working on his debut novel, Surviving Music School. He has also interned with the Final Mix division of Prime Focus (Mumbai), www.primefocusworld.com. Aside from his heavy involvement in the arts, Z has also been a sales manager, customer service rep, a scientific research associate, a medic, a personal trainer and a sportsman (hockey, canoeing). He is currently setting up his music company, The Reunion, which aims to be the premier performing arts company in Singapore. He is also taking on modeling and acting roles on the side.
Ron Tan Pianist, music producer
Entertainment, LIVE / Singapore Ron is 21years old and he is 80 percent deaf. He is a pianist and a music producer who still has lots of things to learn, he hopes to improve himself and learn to work with others in the visual art industry. He wants to set a path for himself, and also learn to guide and help everyone else on their own path towards their passion and dream. As a director and founder of this Inclusive Arts Movement, he hopes to provide the disabled with various performing platforms to showcase their passions and even provide them job opportunities in the future. He wishes to share his experiences as well and gain more experience himself. He is currently performing together with a special need performer over at Changi village hotel. He is also organizing performances through different platforms for the disabled to be part of the art industry as well. Currently studying in Republic poly, he faces the challenge to balance his studies, work and this social enterprise as well. He believes that it is his passion that keeps him going despite the difficulties he faces being deaf.
Shusaku Yasumaru Founder and CEO,
Bushi,inc. Food, Art / Japan, Indonesia Shusaku Yasumaru is a producer of Japanese traditional culture and crafts. He has been studying tea ceremonial service and Japanese flower arrangement/Ikebana. Once he supported business strategy decisions, IT strategy decisions and enforcement to many companies as managing consultant in PWC consulting and IBM business consulting services. In 2008, he established Bushi,inc. which is the only company to produce the next Japanese traditional culture. Bushi,inc. has consulted traditional companies, sold crafts and dispatched Japanese cultural instructors.Now, he is starting to open new Japanese confectionary shops and factories to Southeast Asia and the Middle East starting with Indonesia.
KitchHike, Inc. ! Food, Interactive
/ Asian countries and Japan Discover the world through kitchens! https://kitchhike.com/ KitchHike connects COOKs and HIKERs in kitchens all over the world. It is a service that lets you meet real people, and eat real food. We hope to deliver a service that will feed your curiosity & appetite, and give new spice to your life. ! [Eat to Explore the World!!] Nowadays, there are plenty of sources out there to give you good guidance on the places to visit. But what you cannot find in these guides is, “a taste of life.” In other words; what it is really like to live a real life there. KitchHike will help you “eat local” - by connecting you to real people, who will invite you into their home (“Kitchen”) and give you a taste into a slice of their real life. [Invite the World into your Kitchen!!] Open up your kitchen and cook for travelers who want to “eat local.” You don’t need to be able to cook like a restaurant. Just cook the casual dishes you usually eat at home, and give the HIKERS a taste into a slice of your life. KitchHike will help turn your dinner table become a fun, lively place. And what’s more, you can get paid for it, too!
Tomohiro Sakaguchi General Manager (Marusaya
Singapore PTE. LTD.), Katsuobushi sales person, Udon chef Food / Singapore,Malaysia, Japan Marusaya is a wholesaler dedicated to Katsuobushi ( dried bonito ) for professional use. They have been committed to authenticity since our inception. Katsuobushi or dried, fermented and smoked skipjack tuna, plays an important role in Japanese ‘Umami culture’ that has been kept since ancient times ( Japanese word umami means ‘pleasant savory taste’ in English). Unlike chemical seasoning and umami seasoning, authentic natural katsuobushi is delicious, healthy and safe. They have a mission of expanding the Dashi culture in Asia and all of the world. Dashi culture is one of the important Japanese food culture. The culture is gradually declining in the instant food and convenience food. Let’s try to eat authentic food and healthy food for next generation !
Callum Liang Founder and CEO,
Fitness-Buffet Health, Food / Singapore and 11 countries ! Callum Laing has created, bought, built and sold half a dozen companies across Europe and Asia. Today he is founder and CEO of Fitness-Buffet, a company striving to make finding and participating in fitness activities as painless as possible. Fitness-Buffet is currently in 11 countries and works with some of the biggest brands in the world. Outside of work he plays lots of sports enthusiastically but with not much talent. http://youtu.be/F0kRKcghjXc http://youtu.be/Alv182FKOzo
Jamie Koh ! Speaker and
consultant in alternative health ! Health, Lifestyle, Education / Singapore ! Jamie isn’t just a teacher, writer, and speaker. She is also an optimist who believes that all businesses can be socially responsible, and that the best businesses are the ones which empower ordinary people to create social change. Jamie’s daily inspiration comes from working with people. After experiencing triumph over her own challenges in health and in life, she is driven to make personal impact on people, and transform the lives of those seeking change for the better.
Zi Siong Athlete, Powerlifting Sport
/ Singapore Zi Siong is an individual who has been involved in the sport of powerlifting for 7 years and has lifted 197kg off the ground at a bodyweight of 65kg. He believes that sports has the power to impact individuals greatly, and actively shares his love for it. To reach out to more individuals with his knowledge and passion, he is currently a personal trainer that focuses in strength and conditioning. He is also a NTU Sports Science and Management undergraduate and puts his knowledge acquired into practice to achieve personal and professional goals.
Martha Tara Lee Founder of
Eros Coaching Health, Clinical Sexologist / Singapore Dr. Martha Tara Lee is a Clinical Sexologist who conducts sexuality and intimacy coaching as well as runs sexuality educational events. Dr. Lee incorporates a blend of conventional and alternative approaches and draws upon a variety of styles and techniques to support each client as they work to resolve both current problems and long-standing patterns. Often cited in the local media, Dr. Lee is the appointed sex expert for Men’s Health Singapore,Men’s Health Malaysia, Durex Singapore Facebook page as well as Durex Malaysia Facebook page. She has a weekly column with PublicHouse.sg and blogs for Good Vibrations Magazine. She was recognised as one of ‘Top 50 Inspiring Women under 40′ by Her World in July 2010, and one of ‘Top 100 Inspiring Women’ by CozyCot in March 2011.
Goh Li Hsing Co Founder
of BodyMechanix Pte Ltd, Integrative Health Practitioner Health / Singapore, Germany, Cert Indiba, Indiba Spain. Mr Goh Li Hsing, RN Co Founder of BodyMechanix Pte Ltd | Integrative Health Practitioner BSc Applied Psychology, USQ Australia.Dip Nursing, NYP Singapore. Cert Bicom Bioresonance. Regumed Germany. Cert Indiba, Indiba Spain. Registered Nurse with the Singapore Nursing Board Goh Li Hsing has worked extensively for over 10 years in conventional and alternative health care settings such as clinics, hospitals, pharmaceutical research, communicable disease center, counseling center, psychiatric hospital, clinical nutrition clinics, bioresonance clinics and integrative wellness clinics. He is also the panel of advisors and speakers for Parents with Vision Congress 2010, and has appeared in various health seminars and workshops. He is passionate about standing up for the truth in health care and understands that both conventional and alternative health care have their own merits and flaws. He also believes that science should be honest and focus on discovery and investigation rather than money and ego. "There is only 1 way to find out if it works, do it, repeat it and if it does not work, reject it. Not labeling it as quakery without trying just because it is competition and bruises your pride." He is currently working at Body Mechanix Pte Ltd where he practices integrative health care and majority of his clients come for supportive treatments for cancer, allergies, addiction problems, diabetes, obesity etc. He is supported by a team of Australian medical scientists and integrative medical doctors, who he provides integrative health tourism to refer to for treatments that are not available in Singapore. His talks are always empowering that leaves the audience letting the truth be their authority and not the authority their truth.
Beverly Sasagawa Palar Holistic Health
Practitioner, Yoga teacher, Health, detox and Lifestyle consultant Health, Yoga / Bali, Indonesia, Shanghai,China Prior to embarking on a career as a yoga instructor in Ubud, Beverly was working in the biggest Fortune 500 companies in Commercial real estate, Fashion and Media industries in Los Angeles and Shanghai. Although she has a diverse portfolio of experience and skills from sales to property and media, after almost a decade in the demanding corporate trenches and living in fast-paced urban environments from Singapore to Los Angeles to Shanghai, she suffered a personal and health crisis that led her to finally change paths in order to take charge of her mental and physical health. In early 2013, Beverly moved to Ubud, the hillside spiritual mecca and heart of Bali, Indonesia to facilitate her health recovery. There she received her yoga training certificate and began teaching private yoga and meditation classes in health and detox retreats in Bali. Over a period of six months, she nursed herself back to balance using purely holistic and natural methods and is forever indebted to the ancient practice of yoga as well as the ancient healing modalities of Meditation and Ayurveda and spirituality of Ubud for helping her regain her health and happiness. Beverly received training in Ayurvedic principles at the Amrtasiddhi Ayurvedic detox center in Ubud. Being Bali’s only reputable and authentic Ayurvedic center, she studied under the personal instruction of their highly-regarded owner and physician, Dr. Sunjata. She has also received training in Vipassana meditation as taught by the reverend Buddha Goutama and continues to further her education and experience in various methods of complementary holistic healing modalities such as sound therapy and raw food preparation. Beverly is the co-creator of myYoga-the kids and youth yoga and empowerment program being implemented schools and daycare centers in Bali. She teaches weekly kids and youth yoga as the Taman Hati orphanage and Sjakti-tarius home for mentally-disabled children in Ubud. Having experienced firsthand the life-changing benefits of a regular yoga and meditation practice, she feels it is a critical skill-set for the children of today who will become the leaders of tomorrow. Along with experiential learning professional, Kimberly Otsuji from Michigan, she dreams of the day in our near future that all children will taught the tools of mindfulness in early childhood education. With increased self-awareness, empathy, self-esteem and confidence that one gains from these ancient practices, Beverly believes that we can make our world a kinder and more peaceful world when each person takes responsibility for their own health and happiness through yoga, meditation and other holistic health principles. Beverly is involved in many upcoming health and wellness projects in Bali, Shanghai, Singapore, H.K including Villa Cassamia-your healthy home. A brand new one-stop villa location in Bali that serves as a center for the community to learn yoga as well as about raw food, Meditation, Reiki, Crossfit, surfing, sound healing and anything health and fitness related. She also is involved in upcoming Wellness holidays and retreats in utilizing yoga therapy, nutrition and Balinese healing massage and herbs to help people from these big cities looking to understand the cause and how to treat their pain and injuries holistically and naturally.
Aeron Young Dream Bearer, “Uplifting
Children”, 10 years old (grade 4) Physical & Mental Fitness (Resilience) / Asia, New Zealand and Africa Aeron is passionate about climbing to raise awareness and money for children who are physically and mentally challenged, and children of prisoners. As a dream bearer, he carried the painted life dreams of children from various countries to reach the summit and inner crater of Mt. Kilimanjaro (one of the Seven Summits), and became one of the youngest person in the world to achieve this. He is grateful to be awarded the Yellow Ribbon Champion in 2011, and invited as a Speaker at the National Convention of Junior Chambers International (JCI) 2013 in Singapore. He aspires to spur people to think beyond their perceived limitations by setting inspiring life dreams, to develop a resilient mindset and to use one’s talents to uplift others.
Yo Kobayashi Researcher, Waseda Univ.
Health/ Healthcare, Medical, Beauty ! As researcher in academic field, he deal with research and development for intelligent machine. He centers its research on the topic "Co-existance between medicines and intelligent machine in a super-aging society". Its major research topics are related to with robot aided healthcare such as medical and rehabilitation robotics, where it plays a fundamental role in the development of state-of-the-art robotics worldwide. Research in medical robotics is mainly focused in assistance to Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) and cosmetically good surgery, whereas research in rehabilitation robotics is centered in the development of assistive robotics for impaired people.
Scott E Bales ODE management,
Director of User strategy, Innovation director of Next Bank Interactive, a mentor to Entrepreneurs / Singapore, Australia Scott is a self-proclaimed extrovert who has meshed his fascination with people and what motivates them, with a raw enthusiasm for technology. Scott is a founding member of Moven, the mobile-centric payments business that helps customers to spend, save and live smarter. A founder at Next Bank, a mentor to Entrepreneurs throughout world with Lean Startup Machine, sits on the Board of Care Pakistan and holds advisory positions at Our Better World, HUB Singapore and CDI Apps 4 Good. Scott's energy transfers to the stage as a globally recognized speaker on Digital Consumers, Mobility and Innovation. When not in a boardroom or on centre stage, you're likely to find Scott devouring, tweeting, and writing on the latest and greatest in the world of mobility, serendipity, user experience and entrepreneurial leadership. An outlet that landed him a contribution to best-selling book, Bank 3.0, and Korean best-seller, Beyond Startup.
Keisuke Ito CG, 3DCG artists
! Interactive, Japan ! He is currently working as a freelance digital artist. His specialities are not only digital art like CG/3DCG but also projection mapping, TV animations, Film making etc. ! Especially, he is expert of creating 3DCG short animations and is now recognized worldwide. Artwokrs of 3DCG can be seen via keitoon.com. He has won many prizes for his artworks so far such as Siggraph Asia2013, CG students awards, and so on.
Raymond Yeh Founder, CraftsPaperScissors Lifestyle,
Interactive / Singapore Raymond Yeh is the founder of CraftsPaperScissors, Singapore first online flea market catering to crafts lovers. CraftsPaperScissors is built-around the love of the handmade. The love of making awesome stuffs by hand, and naturally, the love of owning them. Driven by this passion, craft artists cut, sew and toil to bring you works they are proud to create. Something about this tactile process makes one value their works beyond their prettiness. We for one feel that, this human touch embodies for a more intimate, slower way of life. Raymond is an Computer Science undergraduate at NTU. Somewhere between the period of leaving the national service and university enrollment, where there he has no capital, experience or skills, he took his first step in web development. Together with a trusty partner Quinn Lum, they founded a web development company, WhiteFables. With no experience in running a business, they forged forward to bring innovative solutions to web design and development projects. Shortly after, they founded CraftsPaperScissors with another designer Keith Premchand. Raymond will be sharing with you the craziness of starting up and the tools he used in the journey. Raymond on SG Haze Rescue
Satoshi Yamawaki Founder and CEO,
Castaria, Inc. Interactive, Education He went to New York for studya and set up his company there. He exited the company and came back to Tokyo to set up new company called Castalia Inc. Castalia is provideing innovative social learning services called iUniv and goocus pro. He invited as a speaker at UNESCO, SXSW Edu, Mobile Asia Expo and KUROHUNE pitch Osaka etc. He would be an innovators of Education of the future.
Nela Sotonova Co-founder and CEO,
Designeros Interactive, Design, Singapore, Czech, Dubai ! Nela is co-founder and CEO of Designeros. DESIGNEROS.com innovates the world of design and modern art by bringing designers and design lovers together Designeros.com is an exclusive global marketplace and gallery that enables designers and artists to present and sell their work online. Designers and artist of various backgrounds have a unique chance to build their brand name, establish global presence and gain valuable customer feedback. From the comfort of their homes, design lovers can access and subsequently purchase quality designer goods of their liking. They can learn more about the ideologies of the creators and can understand the true meaning of their artworks. They are provided with a direct access to the latest design trends and have the chance to influence the designers by providing them with valuable feedback and opinions.
spungry Joe Augustin and Hiro
Kiga Interactive, Food / Singapore, Indonesia Who we are Spungry is the world's first and only 'food deal site with a conscience', restoring the original recipe group-buying was founded on – giving customers super savings and getting merchants better business. But we do it without compromising small setups and their futures. Our service is FREE for merchants of any size to use, where customers can book a discounted deal for only $1 then pay the rest directly to merchants after their meal – we neither take a cut, nor hold merchants' money at all. Coverage on spungry http://www.todayonline.com/tech/hunger-drives-new-group-buying-site-spungry Our partnership with helloasia.jp http://helloasia.jp/blog/post_26_21502.html Still have not decided who will be speaking but it will most likely be myself or my other partner, Joe Augustin (have attached his profile photo as well) Currently we have a beta site up: dev.spungry.com Once we have a 60 deals, we will be launching www.spungry.com to the public
Shafiq Ali Founder of MeKa
! Interactive, Fab, Technology / Singapore ! A curious cat with an eye for design, an interest in engineering and a passion for biology. After completing a bachelors in Biological Sciences, Shafiq chose to venture on his own. In May 2013, he founded MëKä, the Japanese term for Maker, a 3D printing business focusing on retail, service and training. He is currently working with artists and hobbyists to allow them another avenue for creative expression. In his free time, he can be found interacting with a can of beer, taking swigs of this elusive thing they call life. He hopes to one day be able to marry his skills. interests and passions and leave a positive change in the world. (c)sg makers
Yuki Ohata Founder and CEO,
Reginaa Pte. Ltd Interactive, mobile marketing / Singapore Ohata moved to Singapore by herself suddenly then set up Reginaa Pte. Ltd in late 2011. She is trying to bring new concept of mobile marketing from the world to Singapore. REGINAA provides the concept of retail shopping using mobile devices and technology. Developed and designed in Japan, REGINNA's Mobile Marketing (CRM), also known as i-mode, is focused on the valuable mechanisms of consumer shopping behavioral studies and brings to businesses a platform that connects smartphone users and their shopping needs. Mission With the introduction of i-mode in 1999, Japanese digital marketing technology has changed dramatically with the wide spread use of the internet to purchase consumer items. In South east Asia alone, the digital marketing phenomenon has suddenly progressed from that of a personal computer to the smartphone. Our aim is to contribute to the development of global mobile marketing by providing a completely new marketing advantage to companies within Southeast Asia so that they too can expand their reach by utilizing mobile technology.
Hayk Hakobyan Co-foudner of kartag.com,
co-founder of mozmed.com Interactive, Egypt, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique ! Hayk Hakobyan is passionate about all things in (social) entrepreneurship, business and technology innovation and social media. He is currently a freelance consultant in business development and innovation and advises companies in Egypt, Zimbabwe, and Mozambique. He was previously the regional (MENA) Ambassador for Board of Innovation, one of the top European business model innovation consultancies. Hayk previously worked in professional services, telecommunications and ICT industries for various international firms (Hewlett-Packard, Pernod-Ricard, TAGorg, Markedu, CleanStar) and the for the UN. As an entrepreneur, Hayk co-founded the first (in Egypt and MENA region) co-working community space, Elegua, in Egypt in 2009. In 2012, in partnership with Ministry of Health of Mozambique and Mozambique Red Cross, he co-founded a health forum, MozMed, which allows the public to post questions and get answers related to all aspects of health on Internet and via SMS. Hayk’s latest initiative, launched in May 2013, is the first social carpooling application in the MENA region, KarTag, which was among 64 shortlisted projects for World Summit Youth Award 2013. Hayk has been volunteering at TakingITGlobal (TIG), the largest youth portal on Internet, and is currently the coordinator of Member Advisory Committee of TIG. Hayk has worked towards his PhD in nuclear physics at University of Geneva and a MBA (cum laude) from University IFM in Geneva, Switzerland. In his free time, Hayk blogs about failures, plays chess and reads books on philosophy and history.
Jeffrey Hock Managing director Asia,
Right Brain Interface Interactive, Entertainment / Singapore, US, Japan, Thai An entrepreneurial self-starter with a deep understanding of solution selling and a passion to grow business. Over fifteen years of diversified experience selling and marketing enterprise software, developing channel partner programs and bootstrapping new business ventures throughout the Asia Pacific region including Japan. Currently developing the business of Right Brain Interface throughout the Asia Pacific region, revolutionizing consumer television by offering a natural, personalized, lean-back, social TV experience via rich internet integration and cloud delivery.
Fazil Musa Co-Founder, Street Smart
University Interactive, Education, Mobile / Singapore Fazil was exposed to entrepreneurship at a very young age and even before enrolling in university he was involved in a slew of start-ups with reasonable success. In running these businesses he quickly learnt that good marketing is often a critical factor in determining the success of a business. He then went on to learn the ins and outs of Online and Social Media Marketing. As Online and Social Media Marketing was a relatively new field then, his expertise was sought after by many SMEs to help them get more mileage out of their marketing dollar. He now heads the Marketing division for VSC E-Knowledge, the technology arm of Vector Scorecard Group. His responsibilities include assisting the Group CEO in developing marketing strategies to help VSC penetrate new markets both online and offline. He leverages upon web and mobile technology to develop new applications for VSC’s current product offerings as well and facilitates the global expansion of VSC. He is also the Co-Founder of Street Smart University, the mobile application that gives millions of people the opportunity to learn from world experts.
Zane Mountcastle Founder of Villager
& Co-Founder of The White Project Interactive, Smartphone / Singapore ! Zane is seventeen years old and is currently a senior at Singapore American School. He has created a mobile application, Villager, which connects international school students. He has also co-founded The White Project which aims to provide menstrual pads to impoverished women. Growing up in St. Petersburg, USA; Riyadh, Saudi Arabia; Barcelona, Spain; and Singapore, while traveling to over forty countries in between, Zane is motivated by the dynamic, evermore globalized world.
Foo Tiang Lim Market Development
Lead, APAC, Evernote Interactive, Cloud, Smartphone / Singapore Based in Singapore, Tiang Lim drives Market Development at Evernote, where he focuses in developing new markets in South East Asia & ANZ. He was previously the VP of Product of a SingTel Innov8 funded start-up in the mobile app monetization space. Passionate in technology and entrepreneurship, Tiang Lim believes that by combining these two elements with graceful execution we can create a better future for the world at large.
Sébastien Béal co-founder and CEO
of Locarise Interactive / Japan, France Sébastien is the co-founder and CEO of Locarise, a Japanese startup building the next generation analytics service for brick and mortar stores. During his engineering study where he obtained a Master degree in machine learning, he was amazed by the power of data and the impact they could have applied to every day life problems. As his family background and own experience were strongly rooted in the retail market, he decided to build data-driven solutions to fundamentally alter the way retail businesses understand their customers. Before founding Locarise, Sébastien was the manager of a team of engineers working on big data for the internet of things at Orange - France Telecom in Tokyo.
Eve Law co-founder of Nectary
Studio Interactive, Mobile, Lifestyle / Singapore Eve is the co-founder of Nectary Studio. She and her team built FlashWants - a lifestyle app that aims to create sparks for friends to meet up spontaneously and effortlessly. She believes that social networking platforms should connect people together meaningfully, and she aims to put that power into the phones of everyone. Eve left her prestigious career in the financial industry behind in order to pursue her life-long dream to start her own business. She is an Economics graduate from the Singapore Management University. One fun fact: Eve thoroughly enjoys singing out loud when she is deeply engrossed in work.
Zoltan Jakab Think your way
out, life artist Interactive, Game / Hungary, Singapore Born in the city where the Rubik’s cube was invented, Zoltan has always been passionate about games that challenge the intellect. Having business and psychology background he started his career in training and development, later focused on positive psychology and its related fields. He recently set up “Think Your Way Out” to inspire and challenge minds in Singapore with an immersive reality gaming experience.
Siddharth Jain Chief Producer Playware
Studios Asia Pte Ltd. Interactive, Game / Singapore As Creative Director of Playware Studios Asia, Siddharth Jain deals with game design, production, technical art & music direction. He heads a technology, platform and genre independent team that has successfully developed casual, card and multiplayer arena games released worldwide and also a range of serious games for the institutions such as Singapore’s Ministry of Education, Singapore Management University and the Center for Learning Innovation, Department of Education Technology, NSW, Australia. He is a media veteran who has worked on triple digit hours of television programming, double digit game titles, multimedia applications, game engines and tools. He is a visiting faculty to University SIM and Nanyang Technology University and is on several agency and industry advisory panels.
Allan Simonsen Co-founder, Technical director
of Boomzap Interactive, Game / Singapore and other 7 Asian countries Allan Simonsen is the Co-Founder and Technical Director of Boomzap, a completely Virtual Studio, founded in 2005, with 88 staff in 8 countries. He believes that a good programmer is a lazy programmer, that Code Quality matters and that life is NOT a zero sum game..
Olivier Carnohan Emerging Businesses, Intrapreneur,
SingTel Group Enterprise Former Chief Executive Officer at SingTel Softbank !nnoVentures Interactive, Mobile / Singapore Olivier Carnohan has just started his new role as Emerging Businesses Intrapreneur in SingTel’s Group Enterprise. His group invests-in and grows emerging businesses in exciting opportunities such as eEducation and Big Data for instance. Recently Olivier acted as the CEO of !nnoVentures, the Joint Venture between SingTel and Softbank, which invests in start-ups that bring awesome digital L!fe experiences to Southeast Asia. Olivier has been feeding an insatiable curiosity for everything digital over the past 15+ years. He has led teams of "intrapreneurs" building and investing in eBusiness and mobile services in the USA, Europe and Asia-Pacific. Olivier holds a Bachelor and Graduate Certificate in Business from Harvard, earned an MBA from INSEAD and studied Law and Business at La Sorbonne, MIT and Wharton
Sohei Yagi Founder and CEO,
SOU Interactive, Art, Culture, Web / from Japan to the World Born in July 1979, Kyoto. After graduating from university and experiencing sales at a Web advertising company for restaurants, I moved on to selling recruitment Web advertisements at a major human resources service company. On January 2010, I founded a company to support Web marketing. While operating an international kimono community on Facebook, I realized that there are many kimono fans out there who find it difficult to purchase kimono's. Using my background of growing up in Nishijin brocade studio in Kyoto, I started up a service 「FURICLE」http://furicle.jp on September 2013, to deliver kimono's and Japanese culture to foreign kimono fans. I will be providing kimono's to those who truly wants them, as it is said to be 800 million kimono's sleeping in Japanese closets. I have won in Startup Weekend Osaka.
Waki Yoneoka Founder, Memom Pte.
Ltd. Interactive, Lifestyle, Kids / Singapore Waki is a lean-startup practitioner and bootstrapper engaged in launching a web service for parents with little kids. Coming from a conservative Japanese family of a public university teacher, she was not born to be an entrepreneur. She managed the border of bankruptcies for corporations in Japan in her past financial profession. This experience gave her a strong passion to build a company and prove her belief, that is, adherence to a business vision to create real values to the society determines business success and failure in the long-run. She finally landed in a startup battlefield incentivized by numerous enterprising people in Singapore from all over the Asia. Bringing a brand new concept in digital photos services, her business Memom has a mission to alleviate unwanted stress parents have and give them more quality time with their kids. Besides starting-up a business, she hosts a series of speaker events PechaKucha Night Singapore with her partner Jon. The event showcases unique talents in the local community through its unique 20x20 format, bringing inspirational event alternatives to Singapore. Waki holds an MBA from INSEAD and a bachelor degree from Tsuda College.
Christian Geissendoerfer Mission: Social Change
Leaders + Conversations + Beaches Interactive, mobile, advertising / Singapore, Germany Christian’s career began in the IT and software industry where he held a variety of sales and marketing positions for leading companies such as Lotus Development Corporation, Deutsche Bank and IBM. As Marketing Manager for IBM, Christian successfully developed new ‘routes to market’ strategies and managed brands and customer sets across the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) region. In 2008 Christian became founder and CEO of his own venture, YOOSE: the hyper-local mobile ad network. YOOSE has since launched its services in Germany, Singapore and India and is gaining industry-wide recognition for innovation and expertise in consumer engagement through mobile location targeting and couponing. Christian is fluent in English, German, Spanish and French and is based in Singapore.
Angela Ognev Chief Happiness Officer
at Strikingly.com; Co-organizer at theOrangeHive.com Interactive, Education / US, Singapore Description: Strikingly allows us lazy perfectionists to build a beautiful mobile-responsive site in 10 minutes -- without code. This is driven by our love for simplicity and our users. As the CHO of Strikingly.com, Angela gets a lot of questions about what she does. The Chief Happiness Officer role is all about the user, so her work extends from delighting users with support, engagement and marketing, to reworking the user experience! She loves how design thinking and code thinking interacts with any real world situation, and spreads this cross-specialization pragmatism with the Orange Hive community. ! On the side, she dabbles in dance and visual arts, workshops meditation and massage, organizes events for communication and entrepreneurship, and is learning to become a novice full-stack developer.
Rinita Dutt BonAppetour Interactive, Food
BonAppetour creates unique dining experiences with locals at their homes anywhere around the world. An alternative to restaurant dining, BonAppetour provides a great way for people to eat authentic food, meet interesting people, and build meaningful relationships. ! As a co-founder of BonAppetour, Rinita manages mainly the marketing and community development aspects, and can also be found engaging in customer support and relationship building. An avid traveler and food lover, she loves the idea of dining at people’s homes and made it a point to do so whenever she traveled. With BonAppetour, she aims to bring this wonderful experience to everyone! ! When she is not working, she can be found reading and experimenting in the kitchen, attending workshops and entrepreneurship events.
Min Xuan Lee Princess of
possibility at PlayMoolah Interactive, Education / Singapore Min Lee champions innovation and partnerships as the Princess of Possibility at PlayMoolah - an innovation company that designs fun digital products for GEN Y to learn about money by combining behavioral research with the power of play. She is passionate about re-defining education and is inspired by the power of technology to create new ways for kids to learn, to deepen the way parents engage, and to re-imagine how banking can be designed for the next generation. Min is currently experimenting with truth, business, and social change. Her wish is for people to find happiness living an authentic life built on compassion and courage.
Steve Fox Beauregard! Founde and
CEO, GoCoin Interactive / Singapore, USA A serial entrepreneur providing strategic leadership & technical direction to startups and companies experiencing break-out growth. Steve installs scalable business processes and budget appropriate technologies setting a solid foundation upon which a company can build and grow.! ! Well versed at the board and executive levels of both public and private sector companies, Steve is constantly active with a number of endeavors in varying roles with the common goal of setting them up for success!! ! Background: In 1994, Steve left DEC's LA consulting practice to form REGARD. In 2 yrs Steve grew the company to 25 employees and established consulting partnerships with Microsoft, IBM Lotus Notes & RIM.! ! After the Y2K craze, REGARD expanded into a high-end boutique Internet strategy ﬁrm to compete with Razorﬁsh, March-First and the like. REGARD quickly added clients TRW, VPA (bought by Fidelity), DIRECTV and John Deere while the mobility division landed Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, Wells Fargo Bank, Countrywide, Hughes, LIONSGATE, Creative Artists Agency and myriad state & federal gov't agencies.! ! In 2003, REGARD opened subsidiary REGARD Solutions Pvt. Ltd in Nagpur, India and established a nationwide reputation with RIM, Microsoft, AT&T, Sprint/NEXTEL, & Verizon as highly reliable, top-tier mobile & eCommerce software experts building scalable, enterprise grade solutions.! ! Steve formed software incubator REGARD Ventures in 2007 to help early-stage entrepreneurs build their companies for success.! ! Steve has been COO of a publicly traded eCommerce company, conducted due diligence and made countless angel investments into startups, acted as outside business process and technology strategist to countless “C-Level” executives of Fortune-500 and SMB Businesses. Steve was featured in Entrepreneur Magazine (9/07), is often quoted in trade rags, and speaks at southern California universities & tradeshows on entrepreneurship.! ! Specialties:Flash sales, eCommerce, logistics, product sourcing, mobile solutions, social media, digital marketing, Startup Strategist, Software incubator, Solution Architecture, Financial Modeling, Executive Carrier Relationship Development, Major Account Development and Penetration, Business Development and Channel Development, Large Scale International Project Management, Commercial Software Product Development, Fortune 500 CIO Level Experience, Public Company COO
Ryan Michael Gelig Founder of
Aguaventure.com Lifestyle, Food, Travel / Singapore Ryan Michael Gelig is an innovator and entrepreneur with a passion for food, travel and using technology for social good. He has recently founded Aguaventure, a platform for travellers to discover and book travel activities in Asia Pacific, and where entrepreneurs and travel companies can list those activities. As a backpacker himself, he has seen how fragmented small travel companies are and many of them still offline especially in Southeast Asia. Technology can bridge this gap by aggregating exciting adventure activities offered by these companies, and at the same time making it easier for travellers to discover and pay for these activities. Prior to that he has worked in various software and product development engineering roles in both manufacturing and R&D for Timex’ digital watches and sensors, Philips Semiconductors’ integrated circuits and Advanced Micro Devices’ desktop, server and tablet microprocessors. As a university student in 2004, he and his friends spearheaded and raised funds for Link Yakal, an infrastructure project that has since provided free internet access to thousands of his fellow university dormitory residents to spur academic fervor. He has also launched other startup projects such as SendSMS and a Food App that has a combined user base of more than 150,000. It is his mission to contribute to enabling developing countries to leapfrog development by leveraging on the advances in cloud, social and mobile technologies.
Takamitsu Takiguchi Mission: Social Change
Leaders + Conversations + Beaches Lifestyle, Dance, Education / Singapore What I would like to make a pitch from eight categories, "LIFESTYLE". Main concept of my pitch is to provide fun and physically fit lifestyle through dance school business. So my pitch is going to be lifestyle with dance and idea of dance school.
Sara Varela Chief Positivity Officer
at Positive Living and owner of No Limit Results Pte. Ltd. lifestyle, the Daily Juice / Singapore, UK, Gibraltar M.NLP, RScP, R.Nutri and The Daily Juice coaching helps women get:Happy, Healthy & Hot. After 17 years experience in corporate senior management and partying in Europe, Sara made a career transition into holistic health. She traded in wine for wheatgrass, gin for green juice, processed food for plant based food, meat for metaphysics, loafing for life coaching, antidepressants for antioxidants, medication for meditation, hangovers for hot yoga and lost 40lbs after having her son. She´s a Raw Nutritionist, Holistic Health Coach, Speaker, Meditation and Detox facilitator helping women feel more confident in their own skin naturally. Sara is a Certified Master Neuro-Linguistic Programming Coach Trainer (Chris Howard), Science of Mind Certified Practitioner (Emerson Theological Institute), Certified in Raw Nutrition (David Wolfe), Executive Committee of The International Coach Federation Singapore (ICF), Executive Coach with Coach in a Box Asia Pte. Ltd, Holistic Nutrition Coach with Work, Life in Balance, Detox & Meditation Consultant at Affinity Yoga Pte. Ltd, Motivational Speaker ( SIM, Social Service Training , Institute Auditors, Self Spark Summit) and Guest Contributor @ Raw Blessing, Raw Living Asia, LOHASIA, In the Loop, Stretch City, Satsanga, Casa Santosa Yoga, The HUB, International Raw Food Day and Lululemon.
Ang Chong Lai Co-Founder of
Rock Nano Pte Ltd & Partner of Lifestyle Motorsports Pte Ltd Sports, motor sports / Singapore and Asian countries Ang Chong Lai is featured on 8th August 2013 in Straits Times under Money Technology and is a featured speaker on 13 August 2013 at "Gaming, Racing and Wagering Australia 2013 As a serial-techno-preneur, he has co-found Rock Nano and is a joint Ventures partners in a few startups. He is passionate about media, technology and racing and recently kickstarted Lifestyle Motorsports with Founder Mr Niki Tham. Our vision is to drive the joy and excitement of motorsports for everyone to participate around the world, without a need to be a F1 driver in order to qualify. The topic of discussion is on "Real Racing in F1 Sepang Circuit" versus "Virtual Racing" in relation to Gamification & Monetization. It is a cross-trans-media project, multi-platform and multi-disciplinary cutting across engineering, programming, interactivity, GPS, entertainment and lifestyle.
Yasmine Khater ! Chief Lifestyle
Designer, Women Business and Career Coach, International Speaker, Program Manager, Islamic Microfinance Specialist Lifestyle / Canada, Egypt, Estonia, Holland, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Spain Yasmine is a Marketing & Lifestyle Design Coach, award-winning entrepreneur and international Speaker. She is the founder of Transpiral.org, a leading coaching and training institute that equips women with the right tools to take their careers and businesses to the next level. She does not believe that money, age or education are limitations to achieving success and is passionate about enabling people to shift from the “but if” to the “what if”. She does this through her blog, offering online courses, 1-1 coaching and speaking. Her curiosity has led to one-year international research exploring how money is not an obstacle for doing what you want to do. In her forthcoming book called Wonder Women's Guide, where she is showcasing the stories of 50 of the most powerful women in Singapore. She intends to highlight that age or education are not factors either. Ultimately it boils down to choice and illustrates how anyone re-direct towards their dream lifestyle. Yasmine is an international TEDx speaker and has spoken at dozens of conferences around the world from audiences of 30 to up 1000 people across 4 continents on topics such as authentic leadership, productivity, and innovative forms of customer service. Yasmine is an Egyptian Singaporean who has lived in 7 countries and travelled to over 45 countries. Yasmine believes the only way to learn is to getting uncomfortable. From 450km mountain bike races to climbing 5000m mountains and triathlons to fundraising $50,000 for her social enterprise, Gone Cyclin'. She completed a double degree in Psychology and Integrated Marketing Communications to understand what motivated people and how to communicate powerful messages. Yasmine received a scholarship for a Masters in International Business from the IE Business School and is also a Results Certified Coach to use neuroscience to help change behavior.
Loring Harkness Project director of
Newton circus, curator of TEDxYangon Lifestyle, Film, Social and Environmental issues / Singapore, Myanmar Loring conceptualizes and builds businesses that address social and environmental issues. He is particularly passionate about flexible work opportunities for the under-employed, digital inclusion, and leapfrog technologies in the developing world. He is the curator of TEDxYangon and founder of Sustainable Business Myanmar. He currently leads openDOOR, a Singaporebased venture that creates mobile platforms to collect fast, reliable data via the next billion smartphones. Loring studied and worked in the United States, South Korea, Holland and Australia before moving to Singapore. When he’s not working or traveling, Loring is living on the edge as an avid rock-climber and tightrope walker.
Ryuta Saito Fantasista, man of
freedom / Entertainment, Bali Indonesia ! Since he born, he is always seeking what he should do, what he want to do, what he has to do. ! 100% time he is spending on his life is only for what he really wants to do. ! He told us, “my occupation is son of freedom. I am doing what I like. I am working what I like. I spend time to do what I like. There is no standard way to do something. You may think that you need to get job first to do so, or you need to go to good university before starting something. ! There is no correct way” ”
Wayde Clews General Manager of
To Be Calm Health, Art, Lifestyle / Singapore Wayde Clews is the General Manager of To Be Calm, a Singapore based fragrance company. Created by his wife Cherylynne, a senior executive with a Fortune 500 company, To Be Calm's range of fragrances was inspired by a recognition that we cannot always control the busy and often challenging circumstances of our daily lives. We can however do a great deal to create an atmosphere and environment which calms our busy minds and embraces positive thoughts. We can bring fragrances which evoke happy memories in to our homes and offices and in to those of our friends and loved ones. In taking on the role of GM at To Be Calm, Wayde Clews is making a sea-change, after working for 30 years in elite sport. His career to date has seen him work in senior sports management positions in Australia, Singapore and Qatar. His various roles have taken him in an official capacity to six Summer Olympic Games, one Paralympic Games and innumerable World, Asian and Commonwealth Championships. Clews will focus on the not so readily recognized common characteristics of developing an elite sport system, and establishing a successful retail enterprise.
Matthew Rickard Founder, Footsteps for
Good Lifestyle, Education, Ultimate journey / Singapore, Thai, Myanmar Matthew Rickard is a passionate social entrepreneur with a 15-year career history in the technology sector. The majority of his professional time has been spent working with early stage or start up software businesses. In 2008 he took part in a humanitarian trip to Myanmar as part of the relief effort for Cyclone Nargis. That trip inspired Matt to establish Footsteps for Good; an eco-style, fund-raising trek in the jungles of Northern Thailand. The 5-day experience provides an opportunity for people to unwind, whilst contributing to a sustainable social project, in the region. Matt looks forward to the continuing advancements in technology that provide entrepreneurs with opportunities to create innovative solutions, for the mitigation of social and environmental issues. When he is not working, travelling or thinking up new ideas, Matt can be found chilling somewhere in the hills, where he likes to write, listen to music, or just enjoy the sunset. footstepsforgood.com lighting-theway.org
Yuichi Ito Founder of Karzow
Lifestyle, Food, Travel ! Yuichi Ito aims to establish the boutique car factory by where customer can acquire the information about stylish urban life with dressed up car, where customer can get stylish car-modification and special tuning for the car in Singapore
Kwan Chien Hui Hedrick Principal
Horticulturist/ Partner of Plant Visionz llp Lifestyle, Garden / Singapore Hedrick is a tradesman at heart, he loves to work with his hands to nurture the delicate beauty of flowers and plants. He has participated in several gold-award winning displays at the Singapore Garden Festival and the World Orchid Conference. He has also worked extensively with chefs such as Leandros Stagogiannis, Benjamin Seck and Clement Ng in growing unique flowers and plants for their dishes. Hedrick’s time in Australia taught him efficiency and labour-saving process in farms and gardens, and he hopes to contribute positively to the horticulture industry in Singapore through education and advocacy. His vision that everyone can grow a little bit of their own food anywhere is inspired by many people from all walks of life.
Elyse-Anne Founder of PurposelyInLove. (CEO
of the company Lovetiquette) Lifestyle, Love / Singapore Elyse is Singapore and Asia's Leading LOVE and Relationship Sucess coach for women from PurposelyInLove.com. PurposelyInLove is a personal development company that helps women attract, master and teach love. She is a Certified Creative LoveTM Coach, a process based on Jungian Psychology and Eastern Philosophy, a deeper approach than surface dating tips, Creative LoveTM helps singles consciously create a relationship with the person that is meant for their true self. This process has helped thousands of women around the world find their true love and design the life they deserve. Elyse was featured as a LOVE expert in CLEO magazine (February 2013 issue), invited as a guest speaker on radio 938 LIVE (Eugene Loh's A slice of Life and Michelle Martin's Wow Club), an expert on the website, SelfGrowth.com, LifeStyleAsia.com, featured writer in Digital Romance and Xtraordinary Women - Best Working Mum Award 2013.
Tooru Noike Life design coach
& micro Investor Founder Kuriosu.inc CEO selgo international .inc ! Lifestyle / Japan, Cambodia ! Tooru Noike is a life design coach. He is supporting to make and achieve clients’ vision. He have worked at 6 companies and manage some divisions in 3 companies so far. In 2012 he established kuriosu,inc which supports to make dream of clients reality. He stated “Describe your dream, practice your dream, then life will be your best” He began to invest in Cambodia this year.
Mar Pages Co-founder Sunshine Nation
Passionate traveller, dreamer and curious explorer of new cultures / Singapore, Asia, the Sea ! Mar is a telecoms & media management consultant turned lifestyle entrepreneur. After having lived in 7 countries, worked in 25 (Sudan north and south, Kuwait, Nigeria, East Africa, Philippines, Europe, South Africa, Congo, Myanmar, US,…) and travelled to almost 80 (from Chile to Canada, Dubai to Palau, Senegal to Madagascar, East Timor to Australia) across 6 continents Mar decided to try to give her long life passion a shot and joined her two business partners, Bernhard and Alex, in building the Sunshine Nation (www.sunshine-nation.com), a nation of like-minded individuals, hedonist seekers and fun oriented citizens in their pursuit of out of the ordinary experiences such as The Sail Spin (www.TheSailSpin.com and www.facebook.com/thesailspin) Now full time on the travel and event world Mar is focusing on creating the next big events that will shape Asia’s entertainment industry with concepts that break barriers, challenge paradigms and explore the never discovered before with weekend retreats, music festivals, secret island pop-up parties, event-based travel concepts and other innovative formats sure to surprise, engage and take guests on an extraordinary journey.