Digital Travel APAC 2017

25 - 27 April, 2017

Resorts World Sentosa

Contact Us: +65 6722 9455

2017 Speakers

 Jeannette Arrowood 
Managing Director APAC 
Sysomos
 Catherine Ballantyne 
Director of Solution Consulting, APAC 
Tealium
Catherine Ballantyne has spent 25 years in IT, marketing and digital development specifically working with the data that drives these tools. She is currently the Director of Solution Consulting for Tealium in APAC based in Sydney.
Her role is to provide problem solving resource to organisations evolving into their omnichannel activation capabilities. She has special interest in the travel, retail and gaming industries.
Previously Catherine has held a number of regional roles with multinationals such Oracle, IBM, Acxiom, Marketo and as an independent digital consultant.

Kousik Bhattacharya
 Kousik Bhattacharya 
Head of Marketing 
via.com
 Jim Chang 
Regional Director 
KKday
Kavi Chaurasia
 Kavi Chaurasia 
Vice President - Marketing and Brand Communication 
Air Costa
Kavi Chaurasia comes with over 14 years of rich corporate experience. He is currently associated with LEPL Projects Ltd. - Air Costa as Vice President - Marketing and  Brand Communication, also heads the Customer Care Management and Ancillary Business for the Airline. He has worked in domains ranging from FMCG, Media and Infotainment, IT & ITES, Business Consulting and Aviation. He has worked extensively in building and managing brands like MapmyIndia and has been associated with diversified business groups such as Times Group and IT services facing both B2C and B2B.He has been instrumental in positioning the brands where they should be for the organisations he worked with. 

LinkedIn profile - http://linkedin.com/in/kavi1180
 Christophe Chavry 
Head of Digital Retail 
Cathay Pacific
Narudh Cheramakara
Dr. Narudh Cheramakara 
Customer Intelligence and Market Development Director 
Nok Airlines
Dr Narudh receives an air transport doctorate from Loughborough University, UK specialising in aviation economics. He has been a life-long aviation enthusiast with extensive experience in the field of aviation. As the head of Nok Air's market development department, he is responsible for overseeing research, strategic planning and route network development. He is also a non-executive director at a digital media venture capitalist firm, Topten Capital.
In academia, Narudh has been publishing researches in the areas of airport competition, environmental impact of aviation and valuation of aviation externalities. He also appears in a number of printed media and radio giving expert-opinion on the state of the aviation industry. As an aviation enthusiast, he enjoys flying around the world. He has flown on 802 flights on 157 airlines to 235 airports in 89 countries.
Kyota Chikazawa
 Kyota Chikazawa 
Marketing and Sales Supervisor 
ANA
Kyota Chikazawa is the marketing & sales supervisor for All Nippon Airways, the largest Japanese airline by revenue and passenger numbers. He is an expert in market communication such as digital marketing and advertising of airline industry. He now manages market communication for 13 online markets in Asia & Oceania (Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, Cambodia, India, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Australia).
Benjamin Choo
 Benjamin Choo 
Head of Marketing and Business Development, Singapore 
KKday
 Tina DiCicco 
Chief Marketing Officer 
Air Juan
 Lynn Dominado 
Assistant Vice President 
Philippine Airlines
Lynn is a veteran of Philippine Airlines, beginning her career as a Reservations Agent and ascending the ranks to becoming Assistant Vice President for Reservations and CRS. She led the pioneer team in the migration of the 1-800 US Reservations in Los Angeles to Manila in the early 2000s. A chief proponent of the launch of PAL Telesales, parallel operations with SPi CRM in 2010, Lynn ensured a seamless transition until the completion of turnover in October 2011 by providing intensive training for the call center.
 Mike Donohue 
Senior Director, Enterprise Sales 
Leanplum
Jayesh Easwaramony
 Jayesh Easwaramony 
Senior Vice President and MD, Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa 
InMobi
Jayesh Easwaramony is leading the InMobi business in Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa. Prior to his current position, he has led business development for the Asia Pacific region for three years.

Before InMobi, Jayesh worked with Frost and Sullivan as the leader of its TMT practice. He has advised several large companies in the mobile and media space including Samsung, SKT, Axiata and Telkom. He was widely respected for his views on the ICT industry having provided several interviews to CNBC, BBC, Channel News Asia and leading publications. He has spoken at several conferences including GMIC, LTE Asia and Carrier Ethernet World. Prior to Frost and Sullivan, Jayesh has worked with Newscorp in India to set-up their pay TV business and other media investments and with the prestigious Tata Group to enter the telecom business.
Hans Ebenhahn
 Hans Ebenhahn 
CEO and Founder 
NusaTrip
Wilfred Fan
 Wilfred Fan 
Managing Director, North Asia 
Agoda
 Katy Gallagher 
Sales Director, APAC 
Sojern
Remo Giovanni Abbondandolo
 Remo Giovanni Abbondandolo 
General Manager, Middle East 
Travelstart
Remo Giovanni Abbondandolo is leading the business expansion of Travelstart in the Middle East. Previously Remo was part of the team that founded Africa Internet Accelerator (one of Naspers' investments), which launched three of the fastest growing e-commerce businesses in South Africa. Prior to this, Remo was part of Rocket Internet Australia & South East Asia where he was a member of the founding team that launched leading e-commerce companies such as TheIconic.com.au, Zalora.com and Lazada.com.
Benjamin Glynn
 Benjamin Glynn 
Managing Director, SEA 
Emarsys
A strong advocate in the field of B2C marketing automation, personalization and retargeting. Ben has 10 years’ experience working for various organisations, developing solutions across categories from Mobile Payments to Marketing Automation. He is now responsible for overseeing the growth of EMARSYS throughout SEA as well as the daily operations of the business in Singapore. With both a passion for technology and data driven marketing, Ben has successfully assisted many blue chip organisations in implementing successful customer engagement strategies, receiving global acclaim for solutions that he has designed.
Tony Gothard
 Tony Gothard 
Senior Director Revenue, Sales & Marketing 
Wyndham Hotel Group
 Jonathan Hardy 
VP Sales, APAC 
ADARA
 Jun Hirabayashi 
Digital Consulting Group 
Accenture Japan
 Wayne Hu 
Vice President, Strategic Marketing 
Regal Hotels International
Leanne Hucker
 Leanne Hucker 
Director of Sales and Marketing 
The Siam, Thailand
Leanne is a global sales and marketing leader supported by 15 years’ experience in the luxury hotel and tourism sector.  Working across Australia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Thailand with leading brands that include Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Jumeirah Group, Trisara Phuket and Emirates Airlines. A dynamic globetrotter having travelled to over 88 countries, a MBA graduate and is currently the Director of Sales & Marketing for The Siam in Bangkok.
Stewart Hunter
 Stewart Hunter 
Director Sales and Partnerships APAC 
Sojern
Andhy Irawan
 Andhy Irawan 
Managing Director 
Dafam Hotels
 Jose Kantola 
Head of APAC 
Smartly.io
 Tushar Khandelwal 
COO 
Voyagin
Andy Khen
 Andy Khen 
General Manager 
Bandha Hotel & Suites
Andy Khen currently holds the position as a General Manager with a newly opened beach-front property on the Island of Bali. Prior to this appointment, Andy was the Executive Director with L Hotels & Resorts, the Group Director of E-Commerce & Distribution with Swiss-Belhotel International, and Corporate Director of Global Revenue Management & Distribution with Santika Indonesia Hotels & Resorts.

Andy's expertise in travel industry includes hotel sales & marketing, e-commerce & distribution, revenue management, and digital marketing & social media.

Andy is a graduate from Macquarie University (Australia) and holds Master Certificate in Hospitality Management from Cornell University and Certified Hotel Administrator from American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute.
 Aditya Khullar 
Industry Expert 
Industry Expert
Prashant Kirtane
 Prashant Kirtane 
Vice President Asia 
Home Away
Prashant Kirtane is HomeAway’s Vice President, Emerging Markets, leading the development and operations of the company across Asia and other emerging markets. 

Prior to joining HomeAway, Kirtane was the Founder and Chief Technology Officer of Travelmob, one of Asia’s pioneer social marketplace for booking accommodation and room rentals, during which time he was instrumental in the evolution of the company’s local market positioning before it was acquired by HomeAway in 2015. 

An experienced and well-respected leader in his field, Kirtane spent 12 years in various roles at Yahoo! Inc. where led the development of game-changing mobile solutions and technical platforms for the company. In his last role as the Senior Director of Engineering for Yahoo!’s video division, he was instrumental in leading a team of over 40 engineers in a global revamp of consumer video experiences. Kirtane started his career in India at Tata Infotech.

Takuya Kudo
 Takuya Kudo 
Managing Director, Global Lead of Data Science Center of Excellence 
Accenture USA
Matt Kwa
 Matt Kwa 
CEO 
Travelog
Karina Laerke Madsen
 Karina Laerke Madsen 
Head of Display & DMPs 
Momondo
A strong and ambitious digital advertising profile supported by more than five years’ experience in the digital marketing field working as a specialist on paid search, display and programmatic. Before heading up the Global Display Team at momondo, Karina worked with a various of global clients in the digital agency, Resolution, a part of Omnicom Media Group, focusing on user acquisition, conversion and retention.
 Mei Lee 
Digital Advisor & Trainer 
DOTS GROUP
Michel Léger
 Michel Léger 
EVP Innovation 
Ingenico
Michel Léger has over 25 years of international experience in electronic payments. He was appointed EVP Innovation in January 2015. He joined the Group in 2010 to take over management of the company’s EMEA segment and became EVP Marketing & Global Sales in 2013. He began his career with Schlumberger in 1985 where he was in charge of sales and marketing for the North American market. In 2003 he was named General Manager of the Payment Terminal Division for Axalto (ex Schlumberger) and held a similar position at Gemalto until 2009. He also helped develop Gemalto’s e-payment market on a global scale
 Zelia Leong 
Co-Founder 
Anywhr
 Simone Lini 
CEO 
Waynaut
Simone Lini is the CEO of Waynaut. Born in Italy, Simone holds a degree in Business Administration from Bocconi University, Milan. After studying Entrepreneurship in Silicon Valley, he went on to work for Rocket Internet, the world biggest venture incubator, in its Sydney offices.

After coming back to Italy, he started Waynaut, the first Seamless Multimodal Booking platform. Its proprietary technology allows it to gather every kind of transportation data, find the optimal combinations and distribute them through its web service. The company, based in Milan, employs 16 people and has raised €1.400.000 in venture capital funding.
 Alan Liu 
Regional Lead, Business Development & Partnerships 
Grab
Alwin, Tek Ken Loh
 Alwin, Tek Ken Loh 
Head of Digital Transformation & Innovation 
Malaysia Airlines
Alwin has over 18 years of experience in the area of business intelligence, CRM, Innovation and Digital Marketing. During his career, Alwin has involved in strategic planning for direct marketing, e-commerce, CRM, loyalty and enterprise solutions for big organization from various industry. He was once work in several digital agencies, and banks in Malaysia, later AirAsia, and now Malaysia Airlines. Alwin also speaks at international conferences such as Business Intelligence & Analytics Forum, International Contact Centre Management & CRM Asia.
 Monish Luthra 
President & CEO 
Odysseus Solutions
Dan Lynn
 Dan Lynn 
Co-Founder 
ZuZu Hotels
Dan has spent most of his career building online travel businesses.  He is currently the co-founder of ZUZUHOTELS.  ZUZUHOTELS is a soft-chain budget hotel company in the Asia Pacific region, that offers budget hoteliers high-value services to boost their RevPar, and offers travellers certainty of a great value budget hotel stay at a high quality.  Prior to ZUZUHOTELS, Dan built the HomeAway APAC business, turning around an acquired Stayz.com.au in Australia, and bringing Bookabach in New Zealand, and HomeAway Asia into the family of sites to grow the business across the region.
Namrita Mahindro
 Namrita Mahindro 
Senior General Manager 
Mahindra and Mahindra
Puneet Mahindroo
 Puneet Mahindroo 
Corporate Director, Revenue Management, APAC 
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts
 Nadine Malik 
Managing Director 
Jovago Asia
 Ricelle Matti 
Vice President 
SPi CRM
Ricelle has two decades of extensive operational experience in the contact center industry. Notably, she was part of the pioneer team responsible for the migration of Citiphone services from Citibank Australia to CitiBPS Philippines in 2004.

Since joining SPi CRM in 2006, she has managed US programs in one of the company's delivery sites in Manila, Philippines, and by December 2009, became Site Director. In January 2012, she transitioned to APAC accounts and currently oversees service delivery for key clients and major brands under the travel and financial services vertical as Vice President for Operations.
Paul Michio McCarthy
 Paul Michio McCarthy 
Director of Sales - APAC 
AppsFlyer

Paul has worked in the digital tech space for 15 years. He has previously worked for Google, LinkedIn, and PlayLab Games. At PlayLab, the creators of Juice Cubes, he was Head of Global User Acquisition, managing UA and Ad Monetization for 6 games. Nicknamed “speed racer,” he loves startups and mobile, making him a great fit for the fast past paced Asia mobile app ecosystem. 

Zaeem Shaukat Mirza
 Zaeem Shaukat Mirza 
Global Head of Online Marketing 
Qatar Airways
Akira Mitsumasu
 Akira Mitsumasu 
Vice President, Marketing & Strategy 
Japan Airlines
Honey Mittal
 Honey Mittal 
SVP, Product 
Wego.com
Honey is Senior Vice President - Product at Wego.com, a search-driven online travel marketplace operating across the Middle East & Asia-Pacific and backed by top-tier investors. He has been working with 'everything mobile' for the past 8 years. Combining his lifetime goal of traveling to all countries in the world and his passion for building top quality products, he joined Wego in 2014 to build Wego's hugely popular mobile apps.

He is now responsible for all of Wego's products and has recently launched Wego's new mobile website, which is one of the fastest travel mobile sites out there right now. Honey is also active in the APAC startup community as an advisor. 
Michael Nurbatlian
 Michael Nurbatlian 
Director of Marketing 
Infinite Luxury
Michael joined Infinite Luxury in 2016 as Director of Marketing. Infinite Luxury is the development firm behind the ultra-luxury Kata Rocks Resort (Phuket) and the award winning Infinite Luxury Spa. Prior to that, Michael has worked with numerous luxury hotels including Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group, where he was the Director of eCommerce & Digital Marketing (2012-2016); InterContinental Resorts and Indigo Pearl, a leading design resort based in Phuket, Thailand.
Chetan Patel
 Chetan Patel 
Vice President, Strategic Marketing & E-Commerce 
ONYX Hospitality Group
Chetan has in-depth experience across a broad spectrum of online marketing and communications platforms. During a career of more than 15 years, he has garnered an excellent understanding of the ever changing Internet travel landscape and is able to skilfully incorporate the latest developments into current business practices at ONYX Hospitality Group.

Chetan currently heads the E-Commerce department at ONYX managing all aspects of the organisation's online initiatives from SEO to digital marketing, web development, OTA relationship management, social media, loyalty CRM and partnership marketing.

His many accomplishments at ONYX includes winning Google Southeast Asia's 2009 Advertising Campaign of the Year as well as number of successful case studies regarding successful use of Google advertising and analytics platforms.
David Peller
 David Peller 
Director of Strategic Partnerships, Asia Pacific 
Booking.com
Anil Pereira
 Anil Pereira 
Senior Advisor, Silicon Valley Growth Start-Ups 
Industry Expert
Anil Pereira is a veteran high technology executive and entrepreneur based in Silicon Valley, California. He serves as a senior advisor to a number of high-growth startups around the world and has significant experience in marketing, new product development, startup financing, and corporate development having advised over 25 startups and serving on 10 private company boards and in the past 15 years.
 Justin Peyton 
Chief Strategy Officer, APAC 
DigitasLBi
Adi Putrayasa
 Adi Putrayasa 
Director of Digital Marketing 
Bandha Hotel & Suites
Adi currently holds the position of Director Digital Marketing with The Bandha Hotel & Suites overseeing Digital Marketing, Social Media, and E-Commerce. Prior to this, he was the Corporate Digital Marketing & Social Media Manager at the L Hotel & Resorts and Shanti Collection. His expertise includes SEO & SEM, affiliate marketing, retargeting & remarketing, social media, and loyalty program development.
Amit Saberwal
 Amit Saberwal 
Founder 
RedDoorz
 Sunish Sadasivan 
Director of eCommerce and Revenue Management 
Chroma Hospitality
 Niklas Schlappkohl 
Senior Director, Travel Solutions 
Translations.com
 Volker Schmidt 
Chief Revenue Officer 
Productsup
Youvraj Seeam
 Youvraj Seeam 
ESales and Product Manager 
Air Mauritius
Starting his career at Air Mauritius in the IT Department on 2nd March 1998, Youvraj made his first steps into the aviation industry. During his 18 years+ of service, I have acquired considerable know-how and work experience in different areas of the business, from IT Training & user empowerment, Managing IT projects, Marketing, Airline Loyalty Marketing, Frequent Flyer Programme partnership, Customer Relationship Management, to highly specialist functions like Airline E-Commerce, Digital Marketing, Search Engine Optimisation (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), , Online Sales Strategy, E-Products, Internet Booking Engine, Web & Business Analytics, Attribution Modeling, Domain Management & Registration, Content Marketing, Marketing Automation, Airline Mobile Strategy, Airline Distribution, Airline & non-Airline Ancillary Sales, Airline Social Media Strategy.
Pushpendra Sharma
 Pushpendra Sharma 
Founder & CEO 
SpacesGenie.com
Pushpendra Sharma (Push) is the CEO and founder of SpacesGenie.com, a short-term online listing marketplace that connects brands, concepts and ideas with spaces to open Pop-Up Stores.

SpacesGenie has partnered with Pop-Up Market Indonesia, Singapore Fashion Runway, Asia Malls etc. to market, promote and curate exciting Pop-Up experiences in Asia. It provides customised solutions for brands that are looking to create an immersive experience using technology in their launch or event. It is the go-to marketplace for everything related to Pop-Ups, offering unique end-to-end solutions.

Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Push has worked in a leading Private equity firm and has also worked in real estate consulting roles across Asia and Europe. He is an alumni of Columbia University, New York and has lived and worked in 5 different cities in the course of his career. He is an avid traveller, plays league cricket for Singapore cricket club and enjoys writing about entrepreneurship, retail and real estate.

Kei Shibata
 Kei Shibata 
Co-founder & CEO 
Travel.jp
Kei co-founded Venture Republic Inc., that owns and Travel.jp and Hotel.jp. The company went public in 2008. Over 13 years, Kei is also an active investor and board member of various startups including Telunjuk (Indonesia) and flocations (Singapore).

Previously, Kei worked at Mitsubishi Corporation for 11 years where he led the acquisition of Lawson Inc. and strategizing the post-acquisition business plan.

Kei received a BA of Laws from Keio University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Dilpreet Singh
 Dilpreet Singh 
Head of CRM and Business Analytics 
The Oberoi Group
Dilpreet is a senior professional with 10 plus years of experience in the field of CRM, Marketing analytics and Customer Insights across varied industries. Currently he is heading the CRM and analytics vertical for The Oberoi Group managing both the brands Oberoi and Trident. Dilpreet’ s area of expertise lies in using data and insights to drive Customer engagement and retention by mapping customer journey and lifecycle.
RP Singh
 RP Singh 
Digital and Content Marketing Evangelist 
Industry Expert
Pallav Singhvi
 Pallav Singhvi 
Head of Digital Marketing 
Cleartrip
Pallav has spent many years travelling and living across Asia. For now he is settled in India. He heads digital marketing at Cleartrip, one of the largest OTAs in India, where he is driving strategic thinking in digital and mobile marketing. In the past Pallav has worked with companies such as Oracle and Infosys.
John Sinke
 John Sinke 
Assistant Vice President Digital Marketing, e-Commerce & Social Media 
Resorts World Sentosa
John Sinke is an experienced (Digital) Marketing Professional having worked with various businesses in Travel, Telecommunications, Finance, Recruitment and Automotive over the past twenty years in Asia and Europe. He is currently the AVP Digital Marketing & e-Commerce for Resorts World Sentosa (rwsentosa.com) in Singapore.  At Resorts World Sentosa, John’s role is to provide strategic leadership and guidance for the development and execution of Digital Marketing Campaigns and e-Commerce Projects. In this capacity he is also responsible for managing Resorts World Sentosa’s Websites, Mobile Apps and e-Commerce Platforms. Before Resorts World Sentosa, John worked for several international blue-chip companies, including CMC Markets, lastminute.com, easyCar.com, Renault, Wanadoo (France Telecom), Manpower Group and KPMG. 
 Raj Sivakumar 
Corporate Senior Vice President, Head of Global Travel Technology and Strategy 
WNS
Trevor Spinks
 Trevor Spinks 
Head of Sales & Distribution 
Scoot/TigerAir
Patrick Steinbrenner
 Patrick Steinbrenner 
Managing Director, APAC 
Insider
Patrick Steinbrenner is the Managing Director for APAC at Insider, a marketing technology company that focuses on enabling its clients to deliver cross-platform, 1:1 experiences to drive engagement and performance.

Before Insider, Patrick worked at ZALORA for over 4 years as Regional Director and he was responsible for Product Innovation, Branding, Content Strategy, and User Experience across ZALORA's eight countries of operation. His work has been awarded the "Best Use of Consumer Insights" at the Loyalty and Engagement Awards
 Rajat Suri 
Head of Business Growth 
Musafir.com
Andrew Tan
 Andrew Tan 
Head of Content Acquisition 
BeMyGuest
In his fourth year at BeMyGuest, Andrew Tan leads the regional acquisition team for supplier partnerships at BeMyGuest. With a focus on direct relationships and support, he has spearheaded the content growth of BeMyGuest to be the largest in the region. To share his passion and journey, Andrew has spoken at events such as Web In Travel, ITB Asia, Echelon and for tourism boards in the region.
What drives him in this industry is working on the ground to nurture a community, and channeling that into innovation at BeMyGuest in order to build a better platform for the attractions, tours and activities providers.
Andrew takes great pride in being a tourism ambassador for the region and aspires to become a changemaker for the ASEAN community.
 Justin Tan 
Co-Founder and Business Development Director 
Knorex
Kiren Tanna
 Kiren Tanna 
Co-Founder and MD 
ZENRooms.com
Kiren is the co-founder and MD of ZENRooms.com, Asia's largest budget hotel network operating in 6 countries and over 700 properties. Started in 2015, ZEN Rooms enables the fast growing segment of cost conscious budget traveler, to discover, book and enjoy quality budget accommodation across the region. Every room and property on the platform has been thoroughly audited to guarantee quality stay experience.

A veteran of the Internet startup space in South East Asia since 2007, before ZEN Rooms,  Kiren was founder & CEO of Rocket Internet portfolio company FoodPanda.com (exited to DeliveryHero in 2016) starting the company from scratch in 2012 and growing it to the biggest food delivery company in Asia and the most recognizable brand in the space. After FoodPanda, Kiren was the CEO of Rocket Internet in South East Asia through APACIG, their investment joint venture with Indosat-Ooredoo. Kiren is also active on the startup scene in South East Asia as mentor and investor.

Before entering the startup world as Managing Director, Kiren worked as a Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company in Singapore serving clients across Asia in banking, telecommunications and logistics on a range of corporate finance and strategy issues. Kiren grew up in India, where he graduated top of his Engineering Class from Mumbai University and top of his MBA class from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta
Adrian Teh
 Adrian Teh 
General Manager, APAC 
iPinYou
Adrian is currently the General Manager of APAC at iPinYou. Focused on driving strategic growth in revenue and presence for iPinYou in Asia Pacific.
He has over 10 years of digital marketing experience in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining iPinYou, he led one of the 4A’s agency’s Programmatic divisions for 2 years in Hong Kong. He also has wide breadth of knowledge and experience with programmatic buying in Asia. He started his career in ad operations gaining hands on experience across SEM, Social, Display, Video, Mobile & Data. Through-out his career changes he has also been working with data management platforms strengthening his knowledge in the era of automation and data.
With his experience across the vast spectrum in programmatic buying and data understanding, Adrian will continue to drive the digital advertising market in the region.

 Harold Thng 
Customer Experience Director 
Dimension Data
Edward Wisnu Triatmojo
 Edward Wisnu Triatmojo 
Senior Digital Manager 
Keraton at The Plaza
Wisnu is a former radio broadcaster and a contributor for Rolling Stones Indonesia magazine. Having interest in new media communication, he then pursued his career in digital media and PR industry handling companies listed in Fortune 100. Not until 2012 he then shifted to the hospitality industry and currently working for the largest hotel company in the world taking care: SEM, SEO,Social Media Advertising, PR, content management, media and digital influencer relation.
 Prasanna Vee 
Head of Products – Hotels 
Cleartrip
 Karthik Venkatakishnan 
APAC Regional Director, Digital Media Intelligence 
GfK
Alban Villani
 Alban Villani 
General Manager SEA, HK and Taiwan 
Criteo
Alban Villani has been the Commercial Director for Criteo Southeast Asia since October 2013. Among the first three Criteo employees who launched Criteo’s Singapore office and operations in Southeast Asia, Alban has been instrumental in laying the company’s commercial foundations across nine countries – Singapore, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Taiwan, India, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines. This included negotiating strategic alliances with regional agencies, driving revenue growth from top advertisers in the retail, travel and classifieds sectors and establishing relationships with key customers.

An entrepreneur at heart, Alban has more than 12 years of experience and a solid track record in the media and internet industries across Europe, the US and Asia. Alban was named ‘Digital Entrepreneur 2012’ by MillionaireAsia Magazine. He is a regular speaker at industry conferences and events organised by Web in Travel, ad:tech, eCommerce Show, Casual Connect, The Asian Banker and Data World Group. 
 Xiaofeng Wang 
Senior Analyst 
Forrester Research
 Jann Wong 
Chief Marketing Officer 
Voyagin
Russell Young
 Russell Young 
Managing Director, APAC 
Sojern
Russell has worked in the online travel and tourism industry for over fourteen years. As APAC managing director, he leads Sojern’s APAC sales and account teams, expanding Sojern’s footprint in the Asian-Pacific market and developing global travel partnerships. With experience in a variety of progressive leadership roles, Russell has a proven track record of building deep sales and account competency and increasing revenues and profitability across a matrix environment.

Prior to joining Sojern, Russell was the media director for lastminute.com, where he was responsible for strategy development, agency sales, and media in the UK, Ireland, Germany and the Nordics.

 Imran Younis 
Director of Customer Experience 
Carnect
Dyson Yu
 Dyson Yu 
Vice President, Digital Marketing and eCommerce 
Dream Cruises
Dyson is a long-time digital veteran and pioneer with more than 20 years of digital experience, including extensive experience working with multinationals in the travel industry. 

At Dream Cruises/Star Cruises, he leads the overall development, execution and performance of a holistic global digital strategy. At Marriott International, he was responsible for formulating and executing online distribution strategies in the APAC region. Prior to Marriott, he spent 10 years with The Walt Disney Company in various managerial positions in APAC across functions such as e-commerce, theme parks and resorts, television and technology. 

He is a frequent speaker on e-commerce and digital marketing. His community work included being a Founding Member of the China Organizational Group at Hotel Electronic Distribution Network Association (HEDNA), Vice Chairman of Policy Committee at Internet Professional Association, as well as an advisor to the IT legislator in Hong Kong. 

David Zhao
 David Zhao 
Senior Growth Marketing Manager 
Uber
As a passionate digital marketer, David always enjoys connecting digital innovations with travel industry. With his experience with Starwood and Travelocity, he was the mobile & social marketing lead for InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG) in Greater China before he started his adventures with online giants like Amazon and Uber.