Founder and CEO, StyleGenie
Abbie is an experienced leader who has demonstrated a remarkable track record in international fashion buying and e-commerce solutions selling.
She is the first Filipina to be part of UNCTAD and Alibaba's eFounder Fellowship Program as part of the 1,000 Global Agents of Change for the New Digital Economy.
She is currently the founder and CEO of StyleGenie, the first online personal styling subscription service in the Philippines.
She is also the founding partner of QratedCrates Pte Ltd (Singapore), an ongoing passion project dedicated to advocating the lifestyle subscription economy in SouthEast Asia. An excellent multi-tasker, she recently started a new career as an e-commerce professor at Assumption College in San Lorenzo, Makati City.
She graduated from the University of Santo Tomas in 2010 with a degree in Business Administration, Major in Marketing Management. She also holds a certificate of completion in Entrepreneurship Development Program from the Asian Institute of Management.
Founder, SevenGrace Marketing
Al is the founder of SevenGrace Marketing, an affiliate program management agency that helps entreprenuers, small and mid-size businesses successfully launch affiliate programs and increase their online sales through affiliate marketing.
Al is a trained digital marketer and affiliate manager. After spending a decade of developing and successfully launching affiliate programs for emerging brands in North America, Europe and Australia spread across different market verticals, Al knows what truly drives conversions, how to effectively work with publishers and what are the innovative strategies to maximize affiliate program revenues.
Prior to his career in the digital marketing space, Al worked was the Business Development Head of a leading finance lending firm in the country where he spearheaded research and development and programs to maximize business opportunities for their 80 branches nationwide which created P1B in portfolio.
Al is a BS Psychology graduate from Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila, with continuous education credentials in digital marketing, business planning, training, project monitoring, and e-commerce. His career shift enabled him greater flexibility, more quaity time with the family and an opportunity to devote time in the ministry helping strengthen marriages and families.
Author, Blockchain Revolution 2030
Anndy is an all-rounded business strategist with more than 15 years of experience in Asia. He has provided advisory across a variety of industries for local, international and public listed companies.
He is also part of the Gyeongsangbuk-do Blockchain Special Committee, Government of Republic Korea, together with industry experts such as Brock Pierce and Alexis Sirkia, helping the province to grow using blockchain technologies.
Prior to Linfinity, Anndy played a leadership role in a not-for-profit and quasi government linked organizations such as Singapore Business Federation (SBF) and Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) where he worked alongside policymakers, private sector decision-makers and experts to create business value propositions for different industries.
His blockchain knowledge and work has drawn attention from international media such as Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, Yahoo, Nasdaq, FOX News, The Straits Times, Business Times, ABC News, Singapore Business Review, Asia Business Weekly, CBS News, CNET, ZDNET and more.
Anndy is also the founder, investor, advisor and board member to several other companies in Asia and Europe. An avid supporter for incubating start-ups, Anndy has investments in a few health-related companies. He has also been a private investor for the past eight years. With a growth investment mindset, Anndy strategically demonstrates this in the companies he chooses to be involved with. He believes that what he is doing through blockchain technology currently will revolutionise and redefine traditional businesses.
Head of Sales and Partnerships, Zomato Philippines
Anurag Verma is the Head of partnerships for Zomato Philippines and is responsible for taking care of all strategic accounts for the company. Anurag is actively involved in the analysis of the growing restaurant industry of the Philippines and helps Global and National enterprises plan their sales and marketings strategies by providing them with valuable insights on the ever-changing and competitive food industry.
Head of Affiliates, Oppa888
Spanning for over a decade, Bhavesh has been on both sides of the coin. Starting out as an affiliate himself, then moving onto managing a group of other affiliates, to where he is today, heading up an entire department dedicated to affiliates and affiliate marketing. Not only does he need to manage his department, who themselves manage hundreds of affiliates, he also needs to be up-to-date on the latest trends, latest SEO and marketing techniques and an in-depth understanding of each market, all needed just to give him and his affiliates an edge over the competition.
Carlito Antonio Jao
Social Media Management Director, McCann Worldgroup Philippines
A digital marketing professional with nearly four years of experience in social media management, content planning, copywriting, customer engagement, and brand strategy. Has established a strong track record of success from building brand architectures to creating online social media presence for clients of different brands (i.e. FMCG, NGO, B2B, etc.).
Head of Sales & Business, Stratuscast Philippines, Inc.
Carlos Castaño is currently the Director for Business and Sales for Stratuscast Philippines, an integrated marketing group based in Makati, Philippines. Stratuscast works with multiple international and local brands and personalities such as Dunkin', Jack Daniels, Metrobank, and many more.
Moving to Manila in 2008, Carlos began his marketing career at Great Wall Advertising as an Account Executive before working his way up to becoming the Creative Group Head in less than 2 years. From there he moved to mobile marketing in a short stint as business development for Globe Telecom and Globe's content provider, Entertainment Gateway Group. After being part of the Globe team, Carlos tried out PR and integrated marketing as the Sales guy at GeiserMaclang, before ending up and staying at Stratuscast Philippines. Over the years, Carlos has created, led, and executed over 200 successful marketing campaigns, with a number of those campaigns winning awards locally and internationally.
Outside of Stratuscast, Carlos has given plenty of talks for Google and many other local and international companies and communities, including government groups, universities, and non-profits. He's also taught classes in Sales, Crisis, and Strategy.
Founder/Blogger, Manila Millennial
Ces Dimalanta is a Lifestyle Blogger at www.manilamillennial.com and a Content Specialist at a leading global advertising agency. She graduated Cum Laude at the University of Santo Tomas with a degree of Bachelor of Arts, Major in Communication Arts. Since 2016, she has been handling social media pages of big brands in the Philippines, helping them come up with relatable content, grow their page followers, and maintain consumer relations through social networks and their brand ambassadors. She was part of the Social team of Ogilvy Philippines that bagged the 2018 Campaign Asia Gold for Social Media Agency of the year in Southeast Asia. On top of this, Ces continues to write millennial-related stories from beauty to technology through Manila Millennial. She creates video reviews for Pinoy Tech Blog – one of the pioneers in tech blogging in the Philippines, and has also worked on a digital video with Wazzup PH Entertainment Blog. Ces was also recently featured in the March 2019 issue of Scene Zone Magazine - a local digital magazine that focuses on lifestyle, fashion, and arts.
Prior to her stint in the advertising world, she has been deeply anchored in writing-related work such as features and news writing for both Manila Bulletin Online and MB Life; and creating press releases for various lifestyle brands. Included in her published cover stories for both print and online media are blow-by-blow updates on the Lane Michael White bullet-planting issue at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport, the condition of Filipinos in Paris during the series of bombings, an interview with Filipino ‘Forged in Fire’ champion Ryu Lim in 2015, and articles on the presidential election in 2016. Ces believes that there’s life beyond every like, hashtag and selfie; and that the millennial generation is way better than how people perceive them to be.
CMO/Head of Marketing and App Product, Mynt (Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc.)
Chris is currently the Chief Marketing Officer and Chief Growth Officer of Mynt. He leads end to end marketing across consumer and enterprise verticals driving 5X user growth in 2018. He also drives Customer Lifecycle Management of more than 20M GCash customers nationwide, while driving User Experience Design for the GCash Mobile App transforming it as an everyday payment and financial lifestyle app for every Filipino.
Chris has also been awarded the prestigious Mansmith Young Market Masters Awards (YMMA) this year, and is a leader in the exclusive MarkProf marketing training program.
Co-Founder and CEO, STORM Learning
DM VARUN is the co-founder and CEO of STORM Learning, a company created to increase visibility and accountability in the training ecosystem in The Philippines. STORM Learning’s products help the L&D practitioners and managers to identify the right training for their employees and measure the Return on Investment (ROI) from the thousands of dollars spent on training employees every year.
STORM Learning provides over 2000 training courses with feedback tools that let employers track progress and effectiveness of the training programs.
DM Varun is a serial entrepreneur with 2 successful startup exits. He has worked with companies across Southeast Asia for 7 years in countries including India, Philippines, Malaysia, Hong Kong, and Singapore. He is well known for helping startups scale and grow operations across regions. Apart from his entrepreneurial journey, he comes from an HR and academic institutional background where he led marketing and product teams to recruit and train the finest talents.
Digital Marketing and eCommerce Senior Manager, AXA Philippines
Elie has been gaining extensive experience in digital sales and performance marketing on the financial services sector in the last 10 years. Apart from working in ad agencies and on the client-side, she pursues the goal of fulfilling the potential of digital marketing to help micro, small and medium enterprises compete in the market by sharing the same expertise to the said segment in the Philippines.
CEO, Social Light inc.
A Tech Entrepreneur by heart, Francis has started successful Tech companies such as WhenInManila.com (largest entertainment / lifestyle blog in the Philippines), Blogapalooza (biggest influencer marketing company in the Philippines), and Social Light Inc - Placing WiFi in communities for nation building and monetization. He's also the organizer of Techtonic Summit, the biggest tech conference in the Philippines with 10K attendees.
Corporate Business Development Manager, Zybi Tech Inc.
A graduate of Bachelor of Arts in International Studies major in American Studies from the De La Salle University. He spent most of his career in SEA and Australia doing Investments, Business Development and Marketing. He’s also a speaker to numerous FINTECH, Cryptocurrency and Blockchain events in the country. Some of which are from the University of the Philippines, PICC, Okada Manila, Sofitel and World Blockchain Forum happening in Manila. Currently the Business/Investment Manager for Y-Investments, a venture capital firm, please welcome, Mr. Jake Villanueva
Founder, Digital Filipino
Janette Toral is an e-commerce advocate and digital influencer. At her highest value, she provides independent insights.
She is a Fascinate Certified Advisor, Certified ScrumMaster & Product Owner, Inbound, Content Marketing, Inbound Sales & Email Marketing Certified (HubSpot).
She is an Independent Executive Director, Certified Coach, Speaker with The John Maxwell Team.
Distinguished expert for 2nd & 3rd Expert Committee of APEC E-Commerce Business Alliance (June 2016 to September 2022).
She helped the Department of Trade and Industry in crafting the Philippines E-Commerce Roadmap (2016-2020) released last February 2, 2016.
She participated in the International Visitors Leadership Program 2011 (individual program) sponsored by the U.S. Embassy. Featured as 1 of the 6 women innovator at the APEC Women and Economy Summit 2011, San Francisco, USA.
Recognized as Champion of Philippine Internet & E-Commerce Hall of Fame Award by Asian Institute of E-Commerce 2010; Globe Tattoo Digital Elder Award 2009; E-Services E-Champion Awards 2008 - Policy and Legal Category by the Department of Trade and Industry / CITEM / Board of Investments; International Schools Cyberfair Ambassador Award 2004 & 2002 given by Global Schoolnet USA; World Summit for the Information Society (WSIS) Philippines Awards 2003 E-Learning Category for her E-Commerce Workshop Online.
Former technical consultant / executive director of the Congressional Oversight Committee for the E-Commerce Law.
Author and Contributor, Blockcast.cc
Jenny Zheng is a media expert who has experiences in both traditional medias and blockchain medias, she is the regional partner of the Singapore based blockchain media blockcast.cc, a broadcasting news source for the blockchain community in Singapore, China, Hong Kong, Korea and Malaysia.
Jyl Johnson Pattee
CEO & Founder, FORWARD
Jyl is the CEO and founder of FORWARD, a boutique digital agency and influencer network (2008-present). A pioneer in the influencer marketing industry, Jyl consults with brands and agencies, helping them develop and successfully execute influencer marketing strategies and campaigns. Since entering the social media space in 2008, Jyl has organized more than 250 events, including Family Forward (2011-2017), an annual retreat for digital influencers and their families and the evo Conference—a social media educational event for women in the digital space (2010-12). She is a founding board member of the Influencer Marketing Association (2018). Additionally, Jyl volunteered on the Mom Advisory Council for ONE.org (2011-2016), was one of three US representatives on the McDonald's Global Parents Table (2012-14), was a United Nations Foundation Shot@Life Champion (2013), was named one of Parent Magazine’s Top 10 Power Moms (2010), was listed as one of Babble’s Top 50 Twitter Moms, has written for sites like Baby Center and the Huffington Post, and was on the founding board of the Social Media Club of Salt Lake City (2008/09).
Social Media Manager, Bonsey Jaden Philippines
Kurt Ebarita is a Social Media Manager at Bonsey Jaden Philippines, a digital agency headquartered in Singapore and represented in seven markets across the APAC region.
After conceding to the stresses of medical school in 2014, Kurt went on to work as a creative associate, heading digital content and managing social media pages for an events group that produced music festivals with global artists in Visayas and Mindanao. In 2015, he continued his digital journey when he and his friends kickstarted Quickfire Creative Inc. in Cebu, pioneering content and community management for SMEs under industries like restaurants and retail, real estate, and even local politics. With sound strategies and creative campaigns, he delivered data-driven results—most notably, for winning the 2016 elections for a local candidate. In 2017, Kurt joined Stratuscast Philippines Inc. as the head of community management, handling global brands like Dunkin’ Donuts and Jack Daniels, along with a cluster of local brands. He also led in creating strategies that won four new clients in less than a year.
With his expertise in social media and digital strategy, Kurt has recently contributed to the 10 consecutive pitch wins of Bonsey Jaden Philippines, with brands like Realme Philippines and SM Advantage Card currently under his belt. Armed with a passion for music and jiu jitsu, Kurt’s key to success is focusing on discipline, constant learning and adaptation—a formula he uses both for this strategies and personal life.
Head of Sales & Business Development, Optimise Media Group
Melissa joined Optimise SEA in January 2016 as Business Development Manager. In her current role, Melissa is now leading Optimise Southeast Asia’s Business Development team - responsible for expanding & diversifying Optimise SEA clientele. She has about 17 years of extensive experience in acquiring new clients and growing business for existing clients across both Digital, Mobile and Traditional industries. Being a practitioner in the field, it had groomed her to be an experienced strategist with in depth knowledge in leveraging on digital media and mobile technology to successfully achieve business goals.
Myrtle Anne Ramos
Founder, Block Tides
She is now the founder of a start up which is named as Block Tides that specializes events management. Became co-founder of BIT known as Blockchain Innovation Tour Philippines at Okada Manila that happened last November 2018, Country Business Director of an STO startup which is Asia Token Fund. Lastly, she is also a representative/project manager of Faster Capital and is connected with venture capitals and private investors that can help raise funds for non tech and tech startups. She adds value using her skills and is very hands on in Traditional and Digital Marketing, Investor Relations, Business Development, Quality Assurance, SEO and SMM specialist, PR, Web Design and Sales.
Social Media and Community Manager, Moneymax Philippines
Mia is the Social Media and Community Manager for Moneymax, a part of CompareAsiaGroup, Asia's leading financial marketplace. Her current role involves leading a social media and community management team, to aid in Moneymax's vision to improve financial inclusion in the country by helping Filipinos compare and access financial products.
Country Head, ShopBack Philippines
Prior to joining the ShopBack family in 2018, Prashant was heading the Sales & operations team for Zomato for 7 years including 2 years India and 5 years in The Philippines where he worked with over 1,200 restaurants and hotels across the region on issues related to business communications, marketing strategy & feedback improvisation for the partners. Prashant a mathematics graduate also holds an MBA degree from India and is currently heading the ShopBack Philippine team on a mission to empower Filipinos towards a smarter way to Shop.
Regional Associate Manager, Affiliates, ZALORA
Rizal is currently the Regional Associate Manager of Affiliate in ZALORA. Prior to that, he has spent 4 years working in the Affiliate side where he managed Fashion vertical e-commerces. Combining the experience of both sides of the industry, he has obtained a full understanding of the Affiliate Marketing landscape, especially for Fashion, in South East Asia.
Motivational Speaker, The Redd Group
Roy is a 4-time #1 best-selling author of the book The Unnoticed Advantage and The Success Magnet: Cultivate the 5 values that attract success, The Six-figure Trainer and The Little Book Of Mental Health. Roy also Is a performance coach who works with pro, college, and high school athletes. He works with the athletes to dramatically increase, tangible, measurable, and physical results. He also does this with companies, organizations and anyone who has a purpose. At the age of 25, Roy realized he was not the person he wanted to become. That’s when he decided to make a change in his life. Since that startling realization, he went from broke to making six-figures, homeless to buying his first home, and depressed to feeling fulfilled.
CEO, SEO Hacker
Sean Si does speaking engagements throughout the Philippines. He is the founder and editor-in-chief of SEO Hacker, an SEO and internet marketing company. His expertise in the field has drawn the attention of business and company owners, internet marketers, event organizers, bloggers, and other people interested in penetrating the booming internet market of the Philippines and abroad. He has shared the stage and worked with some of the biggest names in public speaking industry. Namely: Francis Kong, Chinkee Tan, Randell Tiongson, Anthony Pangilinan, Carlo Ople, former president, Joseph (Erap) Estrada, former president, Fidel V. Ramos, and Manuel V. Pangilinan to name a few.
President Mcontent AP, GroupM
A digital entrepreneur who shaped GroupM global content marketing solution, recently rebranded as Inca. He’s the brainchild behind the tech & data platform Incatech, the backbone of Inca solution. Sebastien is currently Global Lead for IncaTech which operates in APAC, LatAm, Europe and Canada. Prior to joining GroupM, he founded Netbooster Asia in 2008, a leading digital agency based in Indonesia and Philippines, which was acquired by GroupM in 2012.
Digital Director, Quanta Digital
Sydney led Lazada Philippines' Affiliate Marketing team for three years, through which he also managed the company's influencer and app install campaigns. After Lazada, Sydney co-founded Quanta Digital as its Digital Director where he focuses on creating digital strategies, and oversees its clients' campaign execution and optimization.
Tristan de Belloy
CEO & Founder, Quanta Digital
Tristan de BELLOY used to be the CMO of Lazada during several years which became the #1 Ecommerce platform in SEA. Marketing plays a key role in the fast expansion of Lazada. During his tenure, Tristan and his team managed to create one the most efficient Marketing efforts including a powerful affiliate Marketing which was the number one source of traffic for Lazada. Then, Tristan decided to leave Lazada to create his own Performance Marketing company Quanta Digital. With his new project he can help the overall ecosystem to grow their Online Business.
Area Manager-Philippines, Booking.com
Weng is an experienced travel professional with over 20 years of experience in various sectors of the tourism industry. She is currently the Country Manager of Booking.com, one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world where more than 1.5 million room nights are reserved each day. Her team is responsible for offering a wide choice of accommodations available in the Philippines.
She took up B.S. Tourism from the University of the Philippines - Asian Institute of Tourism and completed her MBA from Ateneo Graduate School of Business.