Vicky wears several hats in the Hootsuite nest as she enters her seventh year with the company. As the Social Media Coach Manager for APAC at Hootsuite, Vicky leads a team of Hootsuite product experts in Singapore, as well as coach users via Hootsuite’s weekly webinars on how to maximize their social media efforts. Vicky is set to guide you and your organization to success, with her wealth of industry knowledge and passion for coaching. Having a rich experience in social media, experiential marketing, and brand strategy development, Vicky is the perfect go-to-expert to help businesses strategize and build up their brand on social media. She is also a strong advocate for charitable causes including supporting children to achieve their fullest potential through education, and enjoys travelling and long walks on the beach.
Anna is a passionate serial entrepreneur with a strong background in Digital Marketing and Growth Hacking. She worked with Rocket Internet and Team Europe Ventures, two leading global venture builders, to set up and maintain the complete range of digital marketing activities for some of their ventures. Anna also co-founded an edtech startup and recently launched her latest venture called Growth Hacking Asia, with the goal to flip the success rate of Asian startups from 1/10 to 9/10. Anna also works as advisor, mentor and trainer focusing on digital marketing and growth strategies for early stage startups.
Growth Hacking Asia
Robert leads the eCommerce advisory and market insights team at SingPost eCommerce. In his function, he helps global and regional organisations model profitable eCommerce business models and understand the markets’ and consumer dynamics impacting online businesses in the region. Prior to joining SingPost eCommerce, he worked for Amazon Inc where he ran the Global Selling initiatives for Amazon’s marketplace in China and Europe. SingPost eCommerce is a full service eCommerce enabler that provides brands and retailers with Asia Pacific’s first end-to-end managed eCommerce solution
Angela Ognev creates clarity and momentum through her work. As Coach and Programme Designer at Redesign Happy, she coaches and customises workshops on design thinking, understanding customers, experience design, creative ideation, and problem-solving approaches. She’s currently writing a book called Customerology: An Introvert's Guide to Creating Things People Want.
She likes entrepreneurial energy, and mentors at JFDI.asia, The Co-Foundry, The Hub Singapore, among others. Angela is a co-founder of The Orange Hive (creating curiosity and pragmatic design with the community) and the original Chief Happiness Officer at Strikingly (beautiful, mobile-optimised sites in minutes, YCombinatorW13). She is an accredited coach and serves on the executive committee of International Coach Federation in Singapore. She likes to keep her evenings and weekends for yoga, reading non-fiction paperback books, funny movies, and discussions with her husband.
Roger is the Director of Online Revenue for APAC at Hootsuite, with a strong background in digital and product marketing. Roger is responsible for the company’s revenue and customer success in the APAC region.
Prior to assuming the role of Director in February 2015, Roger was the Senior Product Marketing Manager for Global at Hootsuite. He was in-charged of all product marketing activities that accelerated the effectiveness of Hootsuite’s acquisition, retention and monetization, related to Hootsuite Pro.
Roger is also passionate about entrepreneurship and startups. He enjoys working with early stage business owners by sharing insights gained, while leading global marketing teams. Roger also loves adventures and playing hockey.
Emily joined Twitter at its headquarters four years ago and has seen the company grow from a scrappy start-up to a global public company. Now based in Singapore, she runs the small business markets across Southeast Asia. Prior to joining Twitter, she held various roles at Ask.com and M&T Bank.
Jason is a hype-free Facebook ads specialist who focuses on driving tangible ROI. He has helped several SMEs and social media consultants build profitable Facebook ad strategies. Jason launched J Social less than two years ago and he’s established his blog as one of the go-to Facebook advertising resources for social media marketers for his technical approach and experiments.
Rishi is an entrepreneur, data enthusiast and a firm believer in artificial intelligence. Having worked in large MNCs such as Barclays and Oracle for a decade in various data analytic positions, he founded Minematic in 2013. Through Minematic, he envisions to drive and simplify the use of data for online businesses globally.
Choo Wee has held senior roles in various digital agencies prior to Social Video Labs, where he leads a team of experts in crafting bespoke video content strategy for agencies and clients alike.
In his free time, Choo Wee is active in the local arts scene, both as a musician and a photographer. His love for story telling through music and photos is now manifest in Social Video Lab’s mission – to help brands create compelling stories that connect and sell.
Ang Choo Wee
Social Video Lab
Timothy is Director of Field Marketing for Zendesk Inc, an SaaS company that brings organizations and their customers closer together through its award-winning cloud-based customer service platform. Over the past 10 years, Timothy has been involved in both tech startups and large organizations where he played major roles in management, business development, sales, marketing and product, across a multitude of industries including: security, real estate, e-commerce, logistics, finance and media.
A veteran with more than 8 years in Digital Marketing, Felix has worked with Microsoft Advertising in Malaysia and thereafter co-founded 3 digital startups in Malaysia and Singapore. Over the past 2 years, he has bagged the Marketing Excellence Award and the Mobile Excellence (Mob-Ex) Awards in Singapore, both organised by the Marketing Interactive Magazine. With a passion to grow the mobile advertising spend in SEA, MobMe Asia wants to bring the best mobile marketing solutions to clients in SEA.
Brendan is a Marketing Automation specialist, and founder of Empathi Solutions Pte Ltd. With more than 15 years practical experience in sales and marketing, CRM and software development, their team marries technology, marketing and business objectives to help SMEs Get Organized, Grow Sales and Save Time.
Ruth is a wordsmith and has had more than 14 years of experience in the industry, having spent much of her career within the hospitality, travel and food sectors. However, her experience extends beyond just the vibrant lifestyle industries; she has also worked with brands Shanghai Tang, SkinLab Clinic, SMRT and Bright Vision Hospital in the past.
Ruth spent time in the hospitality sector prior to founding Rave People, a boutique PR agency. Most recently, she served as the Head of Marketing for the Klapsons Group of Hotels.
Tiang Lim leads market development at Evernote, where he is responsible for growth, partnerships, marketing & operations in Asia Pacific. He was previously the VP of Product of Stream Media, a SingTel Innov8 funded start-up in the mobile application space where he was responsible for product management and developer partner relations. Prior to that, he was a medical device engineer at Second Source Medical LLC, a medical device contract manufacturer based in San Jose, California.
Tiang Lim holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS), and a minor in Technopreneurship from NUS & Stanford University.
Wei Li is a Senior Associate at Fortis Law Corporation. He practises litigation, arbitration and commercial law in general. Wei Li has a deep interest in media law; he recently acted for prominent local blogger, Xiaxue, in obtaining the first ever protection order against an online anonymous entity under the newly-passed Protection from Harassment Act 2014.
Prior to obtaining his Doctor of Jurisprudence from the Singapore Management University and then practising law, Wei Li graduated from the National University of Singapore with degrees in Psychology and Communications & New Media. He has worked in the public relations, journalism, and marketing sectors, and is familiar with the developments and issues within these industries. Besides full-time lawyering, Wei Li writes as a freelancer for a number of print publications and teaches as an adjunct faculty at the Singapore Management University’s School of Law.
Fong Wei Li
Fortis Law Corporation
Anshul is the CEO of ThoughtBuzz. In this role, he overseas strategy and product management for the company. A true geek, Anshul is an expert in the field of social media analytics and develops dashboards that generate ROI for businesses. He has worked with various brands and agencies to develop social media analytics programs and strategies.
Anshul holds a MBA from SP Jain and Bachelors from Singapore Management University.
Constantly on the cutting edge of interface design, Wei Ping has more than 12 years of UX/UI design & development experience. Leading creative/web projects across many sectors and countries with clients including Singapore Press Holdings, Institute of Certified Public Accountants of Singapore, Seletar Airport, University of Otago and Maxis.
Wei Ping currently works at Resolute Labs as a SEO strategist. Resolute's SEO client base includes REX International Holdings, VIVA Industrial, REIT and Klapsons The Boutique Hotel.
Tan Wei Ping
Digital Influence Lab
Kristine is the SG Country Manager for Upwork (previously Elance-oDesk) where she has the strategic and operational responsibility for raising the platform’s profile. She works to raise awareness of online work and provide greater opportunities for independent freelancers.
After moving here from Silicon Valley in 2011, she has been a strong advocate of the Singapore startup ecosystem - she organizes the annual Walkabout.sg, runs thelist.sg and mentors local startups at The Founders Institute and at Joyful Frog Digital Incubator (JFDI).
She has previously managed outreach efforts for Nobel Laureate Archbishop Desmond Tutu at the Desmond Tutu Peace Foundation and ran community for PBwiki.com. She holds a MA, International Political Economy and Development from Fordham University.
Heading Mynewsdesk in Asia, Julia is an effectively bilingual marketer who has been working with brands across diverse fields such as international conferences, luxury retail, and NGOs. With a penchant to help businesses build their brands through digital story-telling and brand journalism, she brings you fresh perspectives on the world of communications.
Vanessa is a Director of Fortis Law Corporation. She practices in the area of mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and general corporate transactions. She has represented both listed and unlisted companies, and has advised on a wide range of commercial transactions including acquisitions, investments (by way of equity and debt instruments such as convertible loans and loan notes), joint venture arrangements, shareholders agreements and various forms of contractual arrangements.
Fortis Law Corporation
Sean is a highly experienced, passionate eCommerce digital marketing leader and strategist who has a proven track record in driving B2C and B2B revenue for large multi-national corporations from FMCG, retail, recruitment, travel, hospitality and digital media industries operating e-Commerce websites in the Asia Pacific region, including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, India, Thailand and the Maldives.
Sean currently leads ThoughtBuzz's digital marketing initiatives globally, driving online revenue and user growth of the platform.
Puja is an Adjunct Faculty of Marketing, teaching Digital Marketing and Marketing Analytics courses at SMU.
Puja is also an experienced analytics professional. Prior to SMU, she was Regional Client Manager at Nielsen Singapore, and has consulted with both CPG giants and SMEs in the region.
Puja holds masters in Business Management from INSEAD.
Singapore Management University
Ivan is the Head of Accounts and Engagement in Start Now, which aims to help organisations establish their employee volunteering programs. Prior to that, Ivan was a Consulting Strategist with Chang, Tan & Associates LLP providing consultation services to clients in outreach to youth and diversifed segments.
Ivan Chang holds a degree in Business Management & Information System from the Singapore Management University (SMU) as well as a degree in Applied Accounting from Oxford Brookes University.