Techsauce Global Summit – Southeast Asia's Tech Conference
Techsauce Global Summit

Attendees

10,000+

Speakers

200+

Investors

300+

Journalists

200+

Countries

30+

Welcome the future!

We are back and bigger than ever with the Second year of the Global Tech conference in South East Asia, kicking off from the 22-23 of June 2018 at the Bangkok Centara Grand Hotel.  Since 2012, we have grown exponentially, year after year.

2018 will be no exception with a focus on deep-tech startups and technology with world-class speakers including international & Thai startups. Join over 10,000 global startups, venture capitalists, angel investors, large corporations, and tech enthusiast from around the world. Gain insight, different perspectives, connect and enjoy this immensely eye-opening collaborative and cohesive conference, bringing the best of the best from the industry in one space to discuss future nurturers and development of business technologies

TECHSAUCE GLOBAL SUMMIT

One of the best SEA Conferences where global tech experts gather

Meet Our 2018 Speakers

David Brown

CEO, Techstars

Biography

David is a serial entrepreneur who has founded three startups and been involved with two others. He is one of the original founders of Pinpoint Technologies, Inc. which is now part of ZOLL Medical Corporation and provides solutions to the emergency medical services market. He was President of the company from founding through over $50M per year in revenue and over 250 people.

David later co-founded Techstars along with David Cohen, Brad Feld, and Jared Polis. He has been an investor and advisor to Techstars since inception. In 2013, he joined Techstars in a more active role, overseeing global operations.

David has a B.Sc. degree in Mathematics and Computer Science from McGill University in Montreal, Canada. As a ski instructor in the past, David still enjoys hitting the slopes on a good powder day.

Kamran Elahian

Founder and Chairman, Global Innovation Catalyst

Biography

Kamran also serves as Global Innovation Advisor, 500 Startups; Founding Mentor, Unreasonable Group, and Unchartered; Advisory Member, UNICEF Innovation Fund; Advisory Member, Seedstars World; Founding Board Advisor, Harbour. Space University; Chairman, Advisory Board, Global Venture Alliance.

As an Innovation Catalyst, Kamran advises various governments on the needed transition from fossil-based economies to sustainable innovation economies. As a global high-tech entrepreneur, he co-founded ten companies, three of them failed (e.g. Momenta), six of them produced a total market cap of over $8B (e.g. Cirrus Logic). As a VC, Kamran co-founded Global Catalyst Partners with investments in the U.S., Japan, China, India, Israel, and Singapore. Underlying his vision for global philanthropy is the conviction that modern Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) can be instrumental in dissolving barriers between nations and bridging the social and political differences among people. This vision was reflected in Schools-Online, a nonprofit he co-founded in 1996 to connect the world, one school at a time (6400 schools in 36 countries were provided with computers and access to the Internet) and merged with Relief International in 2003; Global Catalyst Foundation, co-founded in 2000 to improve lives through the effective application of ICT, and UN-GAID, a United Nations global forum that promotes ICT in developing countries where he served as Co-Chairman (2009-2011).

Joseph Lubin

Founder, Ethereum

Biography

Joseph Lubin is a co-founder of blockchain computing platform Ethereum and the founder of Consensus Systems, a blockchain venture studio.

ConsenSys is one of the largest and fastest-growing companies in the blockchain technology space, building developer tools, decentralized applications, and solutions for enterprises and governments that harness the power of Ethereum. Headquartered in New York, ConsenSys also has a global presence, employing top entrepreneurs, computer scientists, software developers, and experts in enterprise delivery worldwide.

Lubin graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He worked in the Princeton Robotics Lab, at Tomandandy music developing an autonomous music composition tool, and at private research firm Vision Applications Inc. building autonomous mobile robots.
As a software engineer and consultant, Lubin worked with eMagine on the Identrus project and was involved in the founding and operation of a hedge fund with a partner. He held positions as Director of the New York office of Blacksmith Software Consulting, and VP of Technology in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs. Through these posts, Lubin focused on the intersection of cryptography, engineering, and finance.
Switching gears, Lubin moved to Kingston, Jamaica to work on projects in the music industry. Two years into his musical endeavors, Lubin co-founded the Ethereum Project and has been working on Ethereum and ConsenSys since January, 2014.

Grace Yun Xia

Principal, Jungle Ventures

Biography

Grace’s has over a decade of experience in investment, corporate strategy and business development across early-stage startups and Fortune 500 companies in both Silicon Valley and emerging markets in Asia. At Jungle Ventures she focuses on identifying innovative startups in Asia and cross-border investment opportunities.

Prior to joining Jungle Ventures, she was Senior Director of Corporate Strategy and Investment at Tencent. In this role, she focused on identifying strategic opportunities in emerging markets, building Tencent’s overseas product ecosystem through investments and collaborations with local partners; and overseeing the implementation of deals and capital deployment.

A Kauffman Fellow, Grace started her career as a management consultant where she advised clients in financial sectors. Grace has an MBA in strategy and decision science from Fuqua School of Business, Duke University.

Neal Cross

CIO, DBS Bank

Biography

Neal Cross is Managing Director and Chief Innovation Officer of DBS Bank and a strong advocate for innovative thinking and culture.

Cross is driving the bank’s innovation agenda regionally, as DBS moves to shape the future of banking, to enhance customer experience and better engage customers in the digital landscape. Cross has more than 20 years’ experience in technology, innovation, and financial services.

Working with internal stakeholders and external collaborators, he charts the innovation roadmap for DBS to enhance customer experience and better engages the bank’s customers in the digital landscape. On the back of our recent “World’s Best Digital Bank” accolade, Neal won the “Most Disruptive” CIO global award by impressing judges Steve Wozniak and Sir Richard Branson at the finals of the Talent Unleashed Awards 2016.

Previous to DBS, Cross was at MasterCard, where he was responsible for driving innovation as Vice President of MasterCard Labs in the company’s Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions.  Cross started working in the Asia time zone at Microsoft in Australia and later in Singapore as the financial services industry director.

On his weekends Neal lives in the Sumatran jungle where he has founded Hotel Orangutan, a social enterprise to help save the critically endangered Sumatran Orangutan and to give local villagers employment and education.

Maneerut Anulomsombut

CEO, SEA (Garena)

Biography

Nok Maneerut Anulomsombut joined our company in March 2014 and has served as our chief executive officer of Thailand since March 2016. Nok previously served as our chief operating officer of Thailand. Prior to joining our company, Nok was a management consultant at The Boston Consulting Group in Bangkok from March 2009 to February 2014.

Prior to joining The Boston Consulting Group, Nok worked at financial and fashion companies in Thailand. Nok holds an M.B.A. degree from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Chulalongkorn University in Thailand.

Pieter Kemps

Principal, Sequoia Capital

Biography

Pieter Kemps serves as an Investment Advisor at Sequoia Capital India. He is the Principal at Sequoia Capital. He was a Vice President at the firm in 2014 and focuses on investments in internet, mobile, software, and infrastructure across South East Asia. He works closely with Kfit, Sirion Labs, Gojek, Tokopedia, Zilingo and other portfolio companies. Prior to joining Sequoia, Pieter was at Amazon Web Services, where he was responsible for Amazon’s business with the leading VC’s, Accelerators, and the startup ecosystem across Asia.

Melissa C. Guzy

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures

Biography

Melissa is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures with more than 20 years of experience in venture capital and as an entrepreneur in Asia and Silicon Valley.  As a thought leader in the global technology community, Melissa has been recognized as Melissa has been recognized as one of the Top 200 FinTech Influencers in Asia 2018 and one of the Most Influential Women in Tech in Asia. Melissa brings with her a unique set of global experience and perspective, with deep technological and innovation prowess anchored in an extensive international network.

Melissa serves on the Board of Directors of the HKVCA and is Co-Chair of the HKVCA Venture Committee. She also serves on the Board of Innovation for the Hong Kong Securities and Commodities Commission. She is a Hopkins Fellow and participated in the Women’s Leadership Program at Harvard University.

Prior to the founding of Arbor Ventures, Melissa was Managing Director and Head of VantagePoint Asia, a $4.5 billion venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley with offices in Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong.

Melissa attended Wellesley College and received a Master’s degree in Finance from the University of Florida. She is the author of the paper “Venture Capital Returns and Public Market Performance.” She has been a panelist on the Financial Times Top 50 Women in Asia and a guest lecturer on the Venture Capital Industry at the University of Florida, Hong Kong University, Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

 

Anix Lynch

Managing Partner, Expara

Biography

Anix Lynch is Managing Partner of Expara – Government Saving Bank’s fund of funds
doing early-stage investment in Thailand with the focus in Fintech, AgriTech, and Medtech.
She is a director and senior advisor of Fintech companies, a lecturer at Sasin MBA class
and a frequent panelist/judge in top startup competitions including Slush, True, AIS,
SCG, Star 4.0, Disrupt University.

Anix was a Vice President of MQDC, Chearavanont Family Office, where she focused on
investment in real estate sustainable technologies and impact investment. In 2014, she
originated the concept of True Digital Park and the first draft of Thailand 4.0.

Anix previously worked in Tokyo for 10 years at MGPA (BlackRock), NCC (CBRE Investor).
As a native Japanese speaker, she received BA from Kyoto Ritsumeikan University and
MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Peng T Ong

Founder, Monk's Hill Ventures

Biography

Peng is an entrepreneur who invests in entrepreneurs. He does so primarily through his role as Managing Partner at Monk&’s Hill Ventures — a technology venture fund based in Southeast Asia that he co-founded.
Peng was the co-founder and CTO of Match.com (acquired by IAC). After Match.com, he was the founder and CEO of Interwoven, which went public on NASDAQ and grew to a $10B market cap, before being acquired and is now part of HP.

After Interwoven, Peng founded Encentuate (acquired by IBM). Most recently, Peng was a Partner at GSR Ventures, a leading VC in China. Peng has also served on many boards, including SingTel and YY.com. He is currently the Chairman of SolveEducation!. Peng earned a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Texas and an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Illinois.

Akiko Naka

Founder and CEO, Wantedly

Tokyo, Japan

Biography

Akiko Naka is the founder and chief executive officer of Wantedly, a social-networking service for professionals. Following its official launch in February 2012, Wantedly grew to 2m monthly active users and 25,000 corporates and has become the leading professional social-networking service in Japan. Prior to founding Wantedly, Ms. Naka was a growth co-ordinator at Facebook Japan, where she contributed to marketing and product development for Facebook in Japan. Before joining Facebook, she worked at Goldman Sachs in equity sales. Ms. Naka graduated from Kyoto University in 2008 with a BA in economics.

Michael Lints

Partner , Golden Gate Ventures

Biography

Michael Lints graduated from The Hague University of Applied Science in Management and Information Science and worked briefly as a project manager in NN Group, Netherlands largest insurance, and asset management company. His entrepreneurial spirit kicked in right after and he went on to start his own IT business specializing in Microsoft environments and IT project management.

He was the former vice chairman of the Economic Development Board Rotterdam which helped him built an extensive international network. In 2007, Michael founded his own venture fund focused on Dutch’s small and medium-sized enterprise to help them with capital financing, development and relevant support and strategy.

Through his earlier Venture in the Netherlands, Michael got acquainted with Golden Gate Ventures and moved his family to Singapore to join Golden Gate Ventures, as Venture Partner in 2013 to help with fundraising, strategic partnerships, mergers, and acquisitions. Michael has helped raised over $60M USD for Golden Gate Ventures and its portfolio companies and is now a Partner at Golden Gate Ventures since 2017.

Michael graduated from Financial Analysis for Business Valuation, and Private Equity and Venture Capital Executive course in Harvard Business School in Cambridge in 2011. He is a true believer in a work-life balance lifestyle and has completed marathons, cycling and Ironman races all over the world in his spare time and was recently appointed the Singapore ambassador for the top cycling brand distributor, Treknology3

 

Mike Peng

Co-Founder & Co-Managing Director, IDEO Tokyo

Biography

Mike Peng is a Partner at IDEO and the co-managing director and co-founder of IDEO Tokyo. In his role, Mike works with colleagues to set the strategic direction of the business in Japan, mentor designers, create new offerings, and lead client relationships and projects in Asia. Prior to Tokyo, Mike helped start-up IDEO’s New York office and lead its design research discipline. Mike has taught at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID). He’s also a visiting lecture the at University of Tokyo, Keio University, and Kyushu University. Mike graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a degree in cognitive science and an emphasis in neuroscience.

Nichapat Ark

Advisor, NSI Ventures

Biography

Nichapat Ark is an advisor to NSI Ventures, an angel investor, a startup mentor and Seedstars World Bangkok Ambassador. She has more than 20 years of experience in financial markets in Thailand. Her most recent post before she left her banking career was Executive Committee and Managing Director, Financial Markets for Standard Chartered Bank Thailand where she took part in driving the bank’s strategic planning and execution functions. Additionally, she was responsible for financial markets sales & trading, capital markets as well as asset & liability management for the bank. During her 10 years with Standard Chartered Bank, she spent 2 years in China as Managing Director of Financial Markets Sales based in Shanghai. 

Nichapat obtained her Master of Business Administration degree, majoring in Finance from Sasin Graduate School of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, and spent a term on exchange at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. She received a Bachelor of Business Administration at Assumption University, Thailand.

Tiwa York

Founder, Kaidee

Biography

Tiwa York is the Head Coach of Kaidee (a.k.a CEO). He is passionate about changing lives through trading second-hand goods, startups, and building great teams. Along with a team of 5 awesome people, Tiwa founded an online marketplace which is now known as Kaidee in 2011.

Today, Kaidee is a C2C online marketplace with 200 thousand monthly sellers, listing 1.8 million items for sale and reaching 7 million people per month. In 2016, 2 million items were sold via Kaidee valued at over 2.4 billion USD. Tiwa has been recognized for his passion, his leadership, and his efforts to build the team and culture at Kaidee. Prior to his the current role, he worked in digital advertising with leadership roles in Admax Network and Omnicom Media Group.

Khailee Ng

Managing Partner, 500 Startups

Biography

Khailee Ng is a managing partner of 500 Startups, a Silicon Valley-based venture capital firm. Beyond investing in
Silicon Valley, 500 has set up more than a dozen funds in emerging markets, providing seed capital and growth
programs to countries in the Middle East, Latin America and Southeast Asia. Since 2010, the firm has invested in over
1,800 startups in 60 countries, in line with its goal of developing an inclusive and globally connected innovation
economy.

With the firm, Khailee has led 180+  investments in Southeast Asian tech startups, including Grab, Carousell, and other
regional champions. Prior to this, he was the founder of Groupsmore (acquired by Groupon) and Malaysia’s largest
online media company, Says.com (acquired by Media Prima).

As every industry continues to be disrupted by new technology and evolving consumer landscapes, Khailee and 500
Startups specialize in discovering patterns of economic opportunity and investing in the entrepreneurs who will realize
them. His investment activity and industry opinions are featured by Bloomberg, TechCrunch, Wall Street Journal, and
Fortune, and the 500 Startups portfolio of companies have collectively raised over $10Billion USD.

"I haven’t been to a tech conference quite like this. People from different walks of life in one place, enable people to melt around, network & meet each other. That's where the real networking happens, not forced"

MIKE PENG CO-FOUNDER & CO-MANAGING DIRECTOR - IDEO TOKYO

Heading to the Future

The age of sustainability is beginning. How can we make money while creating social or environmental impact at the same time? Is it too ideal? Will there be a promising future ahead? The stage can demonstrate you all the possibilities. The answers are waiting for you.

Startup Stage

Lesson learned for all entrepreneurs from the startup stage to growth stage with real cases, real experinces, and real experts. Wide range of knowledge from team setup, idea validation, market-fit to expandsion and fund raising will be revealed from domestic, regional, and global perspectives

VC Stage

All the most requested topics for investors, VC, and CVC from all around the globe that should be heard will be delivered with more diversity than ever. On top of that, the first-time fund founders can also learn with the shortcut from all the experinced international top investors. This is the stage that any investors shouldn’t miss out.

FinTech Stage

The new wave of Fintech is on board every year. When you think you learn the latest technology in this industry, there will be more novel products and technology to knock on your door. Moving on with more advanced financial technology, including all the buzzy trends in the banking and the bank challengers world: digital banking, e-wallet, QR payment, biometric authentification, etc.

FAB Stage (Foodtech, Agtech and Biotech)

Food, Agriculture, Bio technology. All aspects on the stage will be the most FABulous eye-openers that will inspire you for never ending possibility of life with innovative food, cool agricultural technology, and amazing bio technology

Health Tech Stage

Technology for well-being at any stage of living, ranging from medical technology to your daily life. It’s not all about the medical world, but the world for healthier people. It’s truly the stage for life.

Deep Tech Showcase & Heading to the Future Stage

Technology intensive product showcase that might make your jaw dropped, but ignite the hope for our planet’s future

Blockchain / Crypto STAGE

The hottest trend in town will be presented in different angles to show that it can be more than just all about the price tag of each coin. The utilizations of the technology are far beyond our perception about it.

Data & AI Stage

Some people say AI & Data Science are the new hope of humanity, while the others say they are the most dengerously threantening technology of all mankind. Let’s hear from the experts in the field about the risk and how we can utilize these technology and data or protact our privacy in terms of the digital footprints that we’re leaving it everywhere and everyday.

Living Tech Stage

It is more than just IoT, but it’s more about things that will improve your convenince and quality of life. It isn’t just only about the urban, but also all the lifestyle and ways of living.

AR & VR Stage

Will these technology be able to cross the chasm and go beyond entertainment? The answers are between the lines of each session on the stage. Let’s be immersed with all the reality of these virtual and augmented elements.

Choose A Ticket Type

  • Standard Pass

    Standard Pass

    - 2-day conference pass
    - No meal included

    Price: 4,500 THB
  • Premium Pass

    Premium Pass

    - 2-day conference pass
    - After party pass
    - No meal included

    Price: 4,900 THB
  • Grand Pass

    Grand Pass

    - 2-day conference pass
    - 2 lunch and 1 networking dinner with 2-day breaks included
    - Workshop pass
    - After party pass

    Price: 5,900 THB
  • Startup Booth

    Startup Booth

    - 1-day Startup booth
    - 2 Premiums Pass (add 3000 baths for the upgrade to Grand Pass)

    Price: 10,000 THB
  • Media Pass

    Media Pass

    - 2-day conference

    Price: *Under the organizer’s consideration*

Standard Pass

- 2-day conference pass
- No meal included

Price: 4,500 THB

Premium Pass

- 2-day conference pass
- After party pass
- No meal included

Price: 4,900 THB

Grand Pass

- 2-day conference pass
- 2 lunch and 1 networking dinner with 2-day breaks included
- Workshop pass
- After party pass

Price: 5,900 THB

Startup Booth

- 1-day Startup booth
- 2 Premiums Pass (add 3000 baths for the upgrade to Grand Pass)

Price: 10,000 THB

Media Pass

- 2-day conference

Price: *Under the organizer’s consideration*

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