Corporate Innovation Summit | Global Matching 2021

Unparalleled Experience of Innovation Explosion

MEET OUR SPEAKERS

 

 
SEBASTIAN PAREDES
CEO
DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
 
 
 
 
 

 

Sebastian Paredes was appointed Chief Executive Officer of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited on 13 September 2010. He is also the Chairman of the Board Risk Management Committee and Non-Executive Director of DBS Bank (China) Limited.

A banker of over 30 years, Paredes has a strong track record in building franchises across multiple markets. He is highly experienced in managing complex situations and leading through times of economic volatility. As President Director of P.T. Bank Danamon, Indonesia, from 2005 to early 2010, Paredes successfully solidified the bank’s position in retail, SME and commercial banking, and made inroads into new businesses such as consumer finance and micro lending. Prior to Danamon, Paredes spent 20 years at Citi, with stints in South America, Middle East, Africa and Europe. Between 2002 and 2005, he managed 11 markets as CEO of Citigroup South Africa and regional head of Sub Saharan Africa.

An Ecuadorian citizen, Paredes holds a Bachelor degree from California State University (Fresno CA, USA) and an International MBA from IE Business School (Madrid, Spain). He speaks five languages (Spanish, English, German, French and Bahasa Indonesia).
 

 

 
DUNCAN WONG
Founder & CEO
CryptoBLK Limited

Dr Duncan Wong is the Founder and CEO of CryptoBLK, a global Blockchain technology company. He was previously in charge of the FinTech Initiative at Hong Kong’s largest R&D center, ASTRI. He has also been a professor at the City University of Hong Kong for 13 years.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 


 
CHANDRAN NAIR
Founder & CEO
Global Institute for Tomorrow
 
 
 

Chandran Nair is the Founder and CEO of the Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT), an independent pan-Asian think tank. He is the author of The Sustainable State, Consumptionomics and the creator of The Other Hundred.

Chandran was the Asia Pacific Chairman of Environmental Resources Management until 2004, the world’s largest environmental consultancy.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of The Club of Rome; part of the WEF’s Global Agenda Council; Senior Fellow of CIMB ASEAN Research Institute; and an Advisor to Cambodia’s Royal Government.

Chandran has served as Adjunct Professor at HKUST and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. He formerly advised ORIX Corporation and was a member of the Stakeholder Advisory Council for BASF.
 
 

 


 
AKINA HO
Head of Digital
Transformation & Innovation

Great Eagle Holdings Limited
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Akina has over 20 years of experience in change management, innovative technology, consulting, finance, hospitality, and global sales operations management experience starting from the Silicon Valley to worldwide. She is now leading a new department at Great Eagle to execute digital transformation and innovation at the group level and across all subsidiaries globally. She is also part of the Investment Committee that evaluate start-ups in cutting-edge technology and disruptive business model across different industries. In the short time she has been with Great Eagle, she has been able to push for IoT deployment, drone technology, ERP, HR and other transformation projects that resulted in receiving rewards like the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards 2019 and other awards for great leadership, digital transformation & innovation, social innovation and etc. She was one of the Executive that helped a startup in Hong Kong to become one of the Unicorn in 2017 with investors from FoxConn and Softbank. She is a respected guest speaker, panel specialist and guest professor with notable media appearances on Bloomberg and Fox International. Her appearances as keynote speaker and panelist can be found at esteem summits around the world covering various topics, such as leading technology, digital transformation, big data, security, digital marketing, HR, IoT, Customer Experience, and others. Akina holds an GEMBA from USC and a Bachelor’s degree from UCLA.
 
 
 
 

 

 
LEONG CHEUNG
Executive Director
Charities & Community
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Mr Leong Cheung is the Executive Director of Charities & Community at The Hong Kong Jockey Club. In this capacity he is also the co-chair of the Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Prior to joining the Club, Mr Cheung was the Operating Partner with Bain Capital. Before that he was the Managing Director of Global Sourcing & Supply Chain at Esquel Group, the founder and CEO of an education focused Internet venture, and a senior consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Mr Cheung is also the co-founder of an innovative social enterprise, RunOurCity.

In addition to his present roles, Mr Cheung is active in the community. He currently serves as the chairperson of the Committee on Reduction of Salt and Sugar in Food and a member on the Elderly Commission of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. He is a director of the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited and is an adjunct professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mr Cheung has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
 

  

 
EVA LEE
Head of HK Equity
Chief Investment Office
UBS Global Wealth Management

UBS

Eva Lee is the Head of HK Equity at UBS Global Wealth Management Chief Investment Office in Hong Kong. She joined UBS in Sept 2011 and led a team covering HK/China property research sector. Eva built up and held up the top 3 positions in Asia Real Estate research in the Institutional Investors poll of 2016/17/18.

Eva has covered the HK/China property sector for the last 21 years at UBS, before that, at Macquarie, ING, Credit Suisse and HSBC. Eva is a member of Chartered Financial Analysts, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Hong Kong Certified Public Accountants.
 
 
 
 
 

  

 
SEBASTIAN SCHENK
Head of Digitalization of Businesses
Asia Pacific and Digital Ecosystems
BASF Asia Pacific

After studying software engineering, an MBA and subsequent project manager & leadership positions in in-house management consulting in Bayer and BASF, Sebastian is now responsible for Digitalization of Businesses and Digital Ecosystems in BASF Asia Pacific. Value creation, digital transformation in commerce and marketing as well as platform business models are Sebastian’s main focus areas.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  

 
 

 
ANDREW WORK
Founder & CEO
New Work Media
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Andrew Work is the founder and CEO of New Work Media (est. 2014). In 2020, he published the only comprehensive report on China’s new central bank digital currency (CBDC), aka the PBOC DCEP and is writing an update on the geopolitical and economic impact. He founded Harbour Times and High Tide, policy-focused media in Hong Kong and recently exited those media properties via an employee buyout.

He is currently the Executive Director of the Self Storage Association Asia, a regional business group he helped found in 2014. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director, Head of Media, Asia and Europe at NexChange, the innovation ecosystem-as-a-service and co-creator of the Fintech O2O, Healthtech O2O and Block O2O brands and events. He is the former Executive Director of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (2007-2012), the largest Canadian business group outside of Canada. He is the Hong Kong Commissioner and MC for the World Business Angels Investment Forum (since 2017) in Istanbul and has hosted the SME Finance Forum (World Bank/IMF) in Beijing, Berlin and Madrid.

Mr Work is a co-founder and Director of the Hong Kong economic policy think tank, The Lion Rock Institute. He has worked for The Economist and on Parliament Hill with a senior Cabinet Minister in Ottawa.

He holds a BSc. from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Victoria.
  

 

 
CAT RÜST
Global Head, Technology
Standard Chartered Bank
 
 
 
 
 
 

Cat has extensive leadership experience driving mobile, internet and software related transformation with large enterprises and start-ups. Her current role is as Global Head, Technology at Standard Chartered Bank where she is responsible for building a new business around technology clients. She joined from 3 years at UBS Wealth Management Greater China where she was Head of Innovation Technologies, Greater China. Previously, she spent more than 15 years building eight technology companies in software, cloud and mobile in Hong Kong, China, the US and the UK. With the aim of promoting technology and transformation, Cat holds senior roles with the Women’s Foundation and InvestHK; she also leads a Facebook community with over 12k members around start-up. She was also named a global top 100 in women in Fintech.

Prior to her days in technology, Cat spent 5 years in China building companies, factories and amusement parks. She studied Management and Statistics at St Andrews University and received Diplomas in Marketing and Process-reengineering. She speaks Mandarin, French, German and some Spanish; and was born and raised in Asia.
  

 

 
BEN SIMPFENDORFER
CEO
Silk Road Associates
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Ben Simpfendorfer is CEO of Silk Road Associates, a data-driven strategic advisory based in Hong Kong.

Ben advises Fortune 500 multinationals and leading Asian firms on their commercial strategies in Greater China, South East Asia, the Middle East & Africa, providing clients teams with geospatial-driven solutions based on the firm’s proprietary SRA Intelligence® analytics. He briefs CEOs and executive boards worldwide.

Ben has worked in Asia and the Middle East for over 20 years. He was previously chief China economist at RBS and senior China economist at JPMorgan in Hong Kong. He started his career in Beirut in the 1990s, later working as a Middle East & North Africa senior analyst for Dun & Bradstreet in London.

Ben is a Mandarin and Arabic speaker, and author of The New Silk Road (2009) and The Rise of the New East (2014). He is a leading specialist on China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) and a member of the Foreign Experts Committee advising the Chinese government on BRI’s implementation. He is a Board Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and a Board Member of PBEC, one of Asia’s oldest business organizations. He is also a regular commentator on Bloomberg & CNBC.
 

 

 
JOSEMARIA SIOTA
Executive Director
IESE Business School

Josemaria Siota is the Executive Director of IESE Business School's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, and has been designated Expert at the European Commission and the World Economic Forum. He leads cutting-edge research on open innovation, corporate venturing and technology transfer, working around the world with successful Chief Innovation Officers and top-tier academics, to create a positive impact in society.

Considered "one of the world's most influential speakers on corporate venturing" by the South China Morning Post, he has published for Harvard Business Review and MIT Technology Review; spoke at Mobile World Congress and Web Summit; and received mentions in Forbes and Bloomberg.
 

 

 
PHILIPPE DELORME
Executive Vice President
Energy Management Business
Schneider Electric

Philippe Delorme is the Executive Vice-President of Energy Management and a member of the Executive Committee at Schneider Electric. He leads a 19 bn€ business with a passionate team to provide world-leading energy technologies, software and services to make energy safe and reliable, efficient and sustainable, open and connected.

Philippe has over 25 years of experience at Schneider Electric, where he has held a variety of leading management positions across different business units and functions, originally in the US and France then globally.

Philippe graduated from the Centrale Paris engineering school and holds an MBA of International Business from Science Po Paris. Today he is based in Hong Kong.
 

 

 
FAN HO
Chief of Staff, Central Asia Pacific
General Manager, Hong Kong & Macau
Lenovo

Fan Ho is the Chief of Staff for the Central Asia Pacific Region, responsible for operations, supply chain and customer experience. She is also the General Manager of Hong Kong and Macau for Lenovo PC and Smart Devices Group, where she leads Lenovo’s business across all segments.

Fan joined Lenovo in 2018 as the Asia Pacific Chief of Staff and Head of Strategy and Planning. In this role, she led strategy development, business planning, and transformational initiatives.

Prior to joining Lenovo, she worked at Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, and McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm.
 

 
 
 

 

 
TAEJOON PARK
Managing Director
LG Technology Ventures

Taejoon is Managing Director at LG Technology Ventures, the corporate VC arm of LG Group. Taejoon primarily invests in deep technologies, such as AI, autonomous driving, next generation displays, AR/VR, semiconductor, and cleantech. Prior to joining LG Technology Ventures, Taejoon spent the previous seven years at Applied Ventures, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, a leading semiconductor equipment company. Taejoon’s investments include DataFleets (acquired by LiveRamp), DMO Systems (acquired by Applied Materials), and Digital Specialty Chemicals (acquired by Entegris), among others. Taejoon holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley.
 
 
 
SEBASTIAN PAREDES
CEO
DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
 
Sebastian Paredes was appointed Chief Executive Officer of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited on 13 September 2010. He is also the Chairman of the Board Risk Management Committee and Non-Executive Director of DBS Bank (China) Limited.

A banker of over 30 years, Paredes has a strong track record in building franchises across multiple markets. He is highly experienced in managing complex situations and leading through times of economic volatility. As President Director of P.T. Bank Danamon, Indonesia, from 2005 to early 2010, Paredes successfully solidified the bank’s position in retail, SME and commercial banking, and made inroads into new businesses such as consumer finance and micro lending. Prior to Danamon, Paredes spent 20 years at Citi, with stints in South America, Middle East, Africa and Europe. Between 2002 and 2005, he managed 11 markets as CEO of Citigroup South Africa and regional head of Sub Saharan Africa.

An Ecuadorian citizen, Paredes holds a Bachelor degree from California State University (Fresno CA, USA) and an International MBA from IE Business School (Madrid, Spain). He speaks five languages (Spanish, English, German, French and Bahasa Indonesia).
 


 
DUNCAN WONG
Founder & CEO
CryptoBLK Limited
 
Dr Duncan Wong is the Founder and CEO of CryptoBLK, a global Blockchain technology company. He was previously in charge of the FinTech Initiative at Hong Kong’s largest R&D center, ASTRI. He has also been a professor at the City University of Hong Kong for 13 years.
 

 

 
CHANDRAN NAIR
Founder & CEO
Global Institute for Tomorrow
 
Chandran Nair is the Founder and CEO of the Global Institute For Tomorrow (GIFT), an independent pan-Asian think tank. He is the author of The Sustainable State, Consumptionomics and the creator of The Other Hundred.

Chandran was the Asia Pacific Chairman of Environmental Resources Management until 2004, the world’s largest environmental consultancy.

He is a member of the Executive Committee of The Club of Rome; part of the WEF’s Global Agenda Council; Senior Fellow of CIMB ASEAN Research Institute; and an Advisor to Cambodia’s Royal Government.

Chandran has served as Adjunct Professor at HKUST and Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy in Singapore. He formerly advised ORIX Corporation and was a member of the Stakeholder Advisory Council for BASF.
 

 

 
AKINA HO
Head of Digital
Transformation & Innovation

Great Eagle Holdings Limited
 
Akina has over 20 years of experience in change management, innovative technology, consulting, finance, hospitality, and global sales operations management experience starting from the Silicon Valley to worldwide. She is now leading a new department at Great Eagle to execute digital transformation and innovation at the group level and across all subsidiaries globally. She is also part of the Investment Committee that evaluate start-ups in cutting-edge technology and disruptive business model across different industries. In the short time she has been with Great Eagle, she has been able to push for IoT deployment, drone technology, ERP, HR and other transformation projects that resulted in receiving rewards like the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards 2019 and other awards for great leadership, digital transformation & innovation, social innovation and etc. She was one of the Executive that helped a startup in Hong Kong to become one of the Unicorn in 2017 with investors from FoxConn and Softbank. She is a respected guest speaker, panel specialist and guest professor with notable media appearances on Bloomberg and Fox International. Her appearances as keynote speaker and panelist can be found at esteem summits around the world covering various topics, such as leading technology, digital transformation, big data, security, digital marketing, HR, IoT, Customer Experience, and others. Akina holds an GEMBA from USC and a Bachelor’s degree from UCLA.
 

 
 

 
LEONG CHEUNG
Executive Director
Charities & Community
The Hong Kong Jockey Club
 
Mr Leong Cheung is the Executive Director of Charities & Community at The Hong Kong Jockey Club. In this capacity he is also the co-chair of the Hong Kong Chapter of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Solutions Network.

Prior to joining the Club, Mr Cheung was the Operating Partner with Bain Capital. Before that he was the Managing Director of Global Sourcing & Supply Chain at Esquel Group, the founder and CEO of an education focused Internet venture, and a senior consultant at the Boston Consulting Group. Mr Cheung is also the co-founder of an innovative social enterprise, RunOurCity.

In addition to his present roles, Mr Cheung is active in the community. He currently serves as the chairperson of the Committee on Reduction of Salt and Sugar in Food and a member on the Elderly Commission of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. He is a director of the Hong Kong Mortgage Corporation Limited and is an adjunct professor at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Mr Cheung has an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BBA from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
 

 

 
EVA LEE
Head of HK Equity
Chief Investment Office
UBS Global Wealth Management

UBS
 
Eva Lee is the Head of HK Equity at UBS Global Wealth Management Chief Investment Office in Hong Kong. She joined UBS in Sept 2011 and led a team covering HK/China property research sector. Eva built up and held up the top 3 positions in Asia Real Estate research in the Institutional Investors poll of 2016/17/18.

Eva has covered the HK/China property sector for the last 21 years at UBS, before that, at Macquarie, ING, Credit Suisse and HSBC. Eva is a member of Chartered Financial Analysts, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and Hong Kong Certified Public Accountants.
 

 
 

 
SEBASTIAN SCHENK
Head of Digitalization of Businesses
Asia Pacific and Digital Ecosystems
BASF Asia Pacific
 
After studying software engineering, an MBA and subsequent project manager & leadership positions in in-house management consulting in Bayer and BASF, Sebastian is now responsible for Digitalization of Businesses and Digital Ecosystems in BASF Asia Pacific. Value creation, digital transformation in commerce and marketing as well as platform business models are Sebastian’s main focus areas.
 

 

 
ANDREW WORK
Founder & CEO
New Work Media
 
Andrew Work is the founder and CEO of New Work Media (est. 2014). In 2020, he published the only comprehensive report on China’s new central bank digital currency (CBDC), aka the PBOC DCEP and is writing an update on the geopolitical and economic impact. He founded Harbour Times and High Tide, policy-focused media in Hong Kong and recently exited those media properties via an employee buyout.

He is currently the Executive Director of the Self Storage Association Asia, a regional business group he helped found in 2014. Prior to this, he was the Managing Director, Head of Media, Asia and Europe at NexChange, the innovation ecosystem-as-a-service and co-creator of the Fintech O2O, Healthtech O2O and Block O2O brands and events. He is the former Executive Director of The Canadian Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong (2007-2012), the largest Canadian business group outside of Canada. He is the Hong Kong Commissioner and MC for the World Business Angels Investment Forum (since 2017) in Istanbul and has hosted the SME Finance Forum (World Bank/IMF) in Beijing, Berlin and Madrid.

Mr Work is a co-founder and Director of the Hong Kong economic policy think tank, The Lion Rock Institute. He has worked for The Economist and on Parliament Hill with a senior Cabinet Minister in Ottawa.

He holds a BSc. from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Victoria.
 

 

 
CAT RÜST
Global Head, Technology
Standard Chartered Bank
 
Cat has extensive leadership experience driving mobile, internet and software related transformation with large enterprises and start-ups. Her current role is as Global Head, Technology at Standard Chartered Bank where she is responsible for building a new business around technology clients. She joined from 3 years at UBS Wealth Management Greater China where she was Head of Innovation Technologies, Greater China. Previously, she spent more than 15 years building eight technology companies in software, cloud and mobile in Hong Kong, China, the US and the UK. With the aim of promoting technology and transformation, Cat holds senior roles with the Women’s Foundation and InvestHK; she also leads a Facebook community with over 12k members around start-up. She was also named a global top 100 in women in Fintech.

Prior to her days in technology, Cat spent 5 years in China building companies, factories and amusement parks. She studied Management and Statistics at St Andrews University and received Diplomas in Marketing and Process-reengineering. She speaks Mandarin, French, German and some Spanish; and was born and raised in Asia.


 

 
BEN SIMPFENDORFER
CEO
Silk Road Associates
 
Ben Simpfendorfer is CEO of Silk Road Associates, a data-driven strategic advisory based in Hong Kong.

Ben advises Fortune 500 multinationals and leading Asian firms on their commercial strategies in Greater China, South East Asia, the Middle East & Africa, providing clients teams with geospatial-driven solutions based on the firm’s proprietary SRA Intelligence® analytics. He briefs CEOs and executive boards worldwide.

Ben has worked in Asia and the Middle East for over 20 years. He was previously chief China economist at RBS and senior China economist at JPMorgan in Hong Kong. He started his career in Beirut in the 1990s, later working as a Middle East & North Africa senior analyst for Dun & Bradstreet in London.

Ben is a Mandarin and Arabic speaker, and author of The New Silk Road (2009) and The Rise of the New East (2014). He is a leading specialist on China’s Belt & Road Initiative (BRI) and a member of the Foreign Experts Committee advising the Chinese government on BRI’s implementation. He is a Board Member of the American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong and a Board Member of PBEC, one of Asia’s oldest business organizations. He is also a regular commentator on Bloomberg & CNBC.
 

 

 
JOSEMARIA SIOTA
Executive Director
IESE Business School
 
Josemaria Siota is the Executive Director of IESE Business School's Entrepreneurship and Innovation Center, and has been designated Expert at the European Commission and the World Economic Forum. He leads cutting-edge research on open innovation, corporate venturing and technology transfer, working around the world with successful Chief Innovation Officers and top-tier academics, to create a positive impact in society.

Considered "one of the world's most influential speakers on corporate venturing" by the South China Morning Post, he has published for Harvard Business Review and MIT Technology Review; spoke at Mobile World Congress and Web Summit; and received mentions in Forbes and Bloomberg.
 

 
 

 
PHILIPPE DELORME
Executive Vice President
Energy Management Business
Schneider Electric
 
Philippe Delorme is the Executive Vice-President of Energy Management and a member of the Executive Committee at Schneider Electric. He leads a 19 bn€ business with a passionate team to provide world-leading energy technologies, software and services to make energy safe and reliable, efficient and sustainable, open and connected.

Philippe has over 25 years of experience at Schneider Electric, where he has held a variety of leading management positions across different business units and functions, originally in the US and France then globally.

Philippe graduated from the Centrale Paris engineering school and holds an MBA of International Business from Science Po Paris. Today he is based in Hong Kong.
 

 
 

 
FAN HO
Chief of Staff, Central Asia Pacific
General Manager, Hong Kong & Macau
Lenovo
 
Fan Ho is the Chief of Staff for the Central Asia Pacific Region, responsible for operations, supply chain and customer experience. She is also the General Manager of Hong Kong and Macau for Lenovo PC and Smart Devices Group, where she leads Lenovo’s business across all segments.

Fan joined Lenovo in 2018 as the Asia Pacific Chief of Staff and Head of Strategy and Planning. In this role, she led strategy development, business planning, and transformational initiatives.

Prior to joining Lenovo, she worked at Telstra, Australia’s leading telecommunications and technology company, and McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm.
 

 
 

 
TAEJOON PARK
Managing Director
LG Technology Ventures
 
Taejoon is Managing Director at LG Technology Ventures, the corporate VC arm of LG Group. Taejoon primarily invests in deep technologies, such as AI, autonomous driving, next generation displays, AR/VR, semiconductor, and cleantech. Prior to joining LG Technology Ventures, Taejoon spent the previous seven years at Applied Ventures, the venture capital arm of Applied Materials, a leading semiconductor equipment company. Taejoon’s investments include DataFleets (acquired by LiveRamp), DMO Systems (acquired by Applied Materials), and Digital Specialty Chemicals (acquired by Entegris), among others. Taejoon holds an MBA from the Haas School of Business, University of California Berkeley.
 

MEET OUR TRAINERS

 

 
ALEX OSTERWALDER
Best Selling Author of
Business Model Generation,
Founder

Strategyzer
 

 

 

Dr. Alexander (Alex) Osterwalder is one of the world’s most influential innovation experts, a leading author, entrepreneur and in-demand speaker whose work has changed the way established companies do business and how new ventures get started.

Ranked No. 4 of the Thinkers50 list of the most influential management thinkers worldwide, Osterwalder is known for simplifying the strategy development process and turning complex concepts into digestible visual models. He invented the Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas, and Business Portfolio Map – practical tools that are trusted by millions of business practitioners from leading global companies.

Strategyzer, Osterwalder’s company, provides online courses, applications, and technology- enabled services to help organizations effectively and systematically manage strategy, growth, and transformation.

His books include the international bestseller Business Model Generation, Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want, Testing Business Ideas and The Invincible Company.
 

 

 
BRETT KING
Leading Futurist
Amazon Bestselling Author
Founder and Executive
Chairman
US neobank Moven

 
 
 
 

Brett King is a futurist, an Amazon bestselling author of “Augmented”, “Breaking Banks”, “ Bank 4.0” and more, an award winning speaker, hosts a globally recognized radio show, is the CEO of Moven, and in his spare time enjoys flying as an IFR pilot, scuba diving, motor racing, gaming (mostly FPS) and Sci-Fi. He advised the Obama administration on the Future of Banking, and has spoken on the future in 50 countries in the last 3 years.

Brett focuses on how technology is disrupting business, changing behaviour and influencing society. He has fronted TED conferences, given opening keynotes for Wired, Singularity University’s Exponential Finance, The Economist, SIBOS and many more. He appears as a commentator on CNBC and has appeared regularly on the likes of BBC, ABC, FOX, Bloomberg and more.

He is the CEO and Founder of Moven, a $200m mobile bank start-up, with the world’s first smart bank account. Moven’s app is used around the globe with over a million users. His radio show, Breaking Banks, began in May 2013. It was the first global show and podcast on FinTech, and has grown to be the most popular with an audience in 140 countries/ 3.6 million listeners.
 

 

 
JESKO VON DEN STEINEN
Innovation Coach


 
 
 

As the Lead Facilitator of “The Difference” at the Experience Centre, Jesko brings over 20 years of practice being at the forefront of world class productions delivering performances around the world with Cirque du Soleil and Franco Dragone. He has worked as a creative strategist, experiential designer, he has a MBA in business strategy.
 
Jesko primarily focuses on helping companies with Digital Transformation and innovation with product and service design. He works closely with Alex Osterwalder (co-founder of the business model canvas) and Strategyzer, the training consulting company on innovation eco-systems.

He currently volunteers with TEDx Wanchai in Hong Kong, where he’s the director of speaker coaching and presentation literacy. Until recently, Jesko served as the associate director of strategic HR with an industry leading fortune 500 company in Asia, where he created a transformation hub focused on organizational innovation, and leadership development.
 
 

 

 
GUY PARSONAGE
Innovation Specialist

Guy Parsonage is Partner & Leader of the PwC Experience Centre where he is responsible for driving digital transformation and innovation for global brands in and out of Greater China. With a remarkable record in agency leadership, strategic marketing and iconic experience design, he is an industry pioneer. Guy is a highly experienced marketer and passionate culture-builder, who brings the best out of all of those around him.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

 
ALEX OSTERWALDER
Best Selling Author of
Business Model Generation,
Founder

Strategyzer
 
Dr. Alexander (Alex) Osterwalder is one of the world’s most influential innovation experts, a leading author, entrepreneur and in-demand speaker whose work has changed the way established companies do business and how new ventures get started.

Ranked No. 4 of the Thinkers50 list of the most influential management thinkers worldwide, Osterwalder is known for simplifying the strategy development process and turning complex concepts into digestible visual models. He invented the Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas, and Business Portfolio Map – practical tools that are trusted by millions of business practitioners from leading global companies.

Strategyzer, Osterwalder’s company, provides online courses, applications, and technology- enabled services to help organizations effectively and systematically manage strategy, growth, and transformation.

His books include the international bestseller Business Model Generation, Value Proposition Design: How to Create Products and Services Customers Want, Testing Business Ideas and The Invincible Company.
 


 
BRETT KING
Leading Futurist
Amazon Bestselling Author
Founder and Executive
Chairman
US neobank Moven
 
Brett King is a futurist, an Amazon bestselling author of “Augmented”, “Breaking Banks”, “ Bank 4.0” and more, an award winning speaker, hosts a globally recognized radio show, is the CEO of Moven, and in his spare time enjoys flying as an IFR pilot, scuba diving, motor racing, gaming (mostly FPS) and Sci-Fi. He advised the Obama administration on the Future of Banking, and has spoken on the future in 50 countries in the last 3 years.

Brett focuses on how technology is disrupting business, changing behaviour and influencing society. He has fronted TED conferences, given opening keynotes for Wired, Singularity University’s Exponential Finance, The Economist, SIBOS and many more. He appears as a commentator on CNBC and has appeared regularly on the likes of BBC, ABC, FOX, Bloomberg and more.

He is the CEO and Founder of Moven, a $200m mobile bank start-up, with the world’s first smart bank account. Moven’s app is used around the globe with over a million users. His radio show, Breaking Banks, began in May 2013. It was the first global show and podcast on FinTech, and has grown to be the most popular with an audience in 140 countries/ 3.6 million listeners.
 

 

 
JESKO VON DEN STEINEN
Innovation Coach
 
As the Lead Facilitator of “The Difference” at the Experience Centre, Jesko brings over 20 years of practice being at the forefront of world class productions delivering performances around the world with Cirque du Soleil and Franco Dragone. He has worked as a creative strategist, experiential designer, he has a MBA in business strategy.
 
Jesko primarily focuses on helping companies with Digital Transformation and innovation with product and service design. He works closely with Alex Osterwalder (co-founder of the business model canvas) and Strategyzer, the training consulting company on innovation eco-systems.

He currently volunteers with TEDx Wanchai in Hong Kong, where he’s the director of speaker coaching and presentation literacy. Until recently, Jesko served as the associate director of strategic HR with an industry leading fortune 500 company in Asia, where he created a transformation hub focused on organizational innovation, and leadership development.
 

 
 

 
GUY PARSONAGE
Innovation Specialist
 
Guy Parsonage is Partner & Leader of the PwC Experience Centre where he is responsible for driving digital transformation and innovation for global brands in and out of Greater China. With a remarkable record in agency leadership, strategic marketing and iconic experience design, he is an industry pioneer. Guy is a highly experienced marketer and passionate culture-builder, who brings the best out of all of those around him.