Next week will see the return of ClickZ Live, a premiere digital marketing conference, to Singapore. In its fifth year, the 2015 event will feature presentations from expert speakers [Full disclosure: I’ll be presenting there as well] like Vidit Agrawal, Uber’s first employee in Asia, and Suchitra Viswanathan, Manager, Digital Marketing and Social Media for Hewlett Packard Asia Pacific. Hundreds of attendees will be there to learn about cutting edge technology and marketing practices related to programmatic advertising, content marketing, mobile, social media, and search marketing. Amongst all those attending, here are 20 of the people you should make sure to listen to, see, and meet.
Quinton is the Agency Director at Builtvisible, a content marketing agency with extensive experience in Asia. His more than 10 years of experience includes work with dominant brands and he is a frequent speaker at digital marketing industry events such as SES, SMX and A4U. Jon will moderate a panel about getting results from digital marketing on a limited budget with Martin Li of Duba-B8, and Priyanka Nath from Dell.
Eunice Yap, Chief Marketing Officer, Esplanade
As Chief Marketing Officer for Esplanade, one of the busiest arts venues in the world, Yap’s responsibilities bridge arts marketing, integrated marketing, relationship management, venue partnership, hospitality services and information technology. Yap has over 20 years of sales and marketing hospitality experience and has won many marketing/brand awards with organizations such as Anantara Vacation Club, OAG Worldwide, Fraser Serviced Residences, Zuji, Raffles International, Angsana Resorts & Spa, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, and Thomas Cook. She has a professional membership in the Chartered Institute of Marketing and is an Advisory Board Member, CMO Council.
Arshan Saha, Vice President, Southeast Asia, Xaxis
At Xaxis Asia Pacific, the world’s largest programmatic media and technology platform, Saha is responsible for the company’s strategy and operations including client development, trading and partnerships.
At We Are Social, a global agency, Anderson oversees strategy and operations for Asia. He has more than 20 years of media and digital experience working with clients like Philips, HP and TCL. Don previously served as director of integrated ad sales for ESPN STAR Sports, led sales and marketing for CNN’s social travel platform, CNNGo, and oversaw the commercial business of Turner Interactive’s kids channels in Asia. He is also the co-founder and current chair of the Asia Content Marketing Association. Anderson will moderate a panel on content marketing strategy with Angeli Beltran from Mead Johnson Nutrition and Jamshed Wadia with Intel.
Eddy Chan, Marketing Technology Leader, Asia Pacific, Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Chan has 17 years of technology driven marketing experience working in the Asia Pacific region for brands like Kimberly-Clark, Danone and PepsiCo. He was previously CTO of OgilvyOne Singapore. He will be moderating a panel on the role of agencies in the digital age with Hari Shankar of PayPal and Suchitra Viswanathan, Hewlett Packard Asia Pacific.
Clarence Chew, Head of Marketing, Decathlon
Chew manages strategic development and execution of omnichannel commerce for Decathlon, fusing traditional retail formats with modern digital concepts. Chew led Decathlon’s entry into the Southeast Asian market in 2013, the Australian market in 2014, as well as the conceptualization and creation of Decathlon’s first omnichannel retail concept in Singapore in 2015. Chew will be a guest on an executive panel focused on getting strategic with digital marketing.
Eddie Choi, Advisory Board Member, ClickZ Live, @choieddie
Choi is a founding partner of Frontiers Digital, a digital strategy agency which is now the digital arm of Asia-based Milton Exhibits Group. Eddie is a member of the Global Advisory Board of Search Engine Strategies (SES), the leading global event series for search and social marketing with a focus on tactics and best practices. He also is a Senior Trainer for Econsultancy, a research and education organization for the digital marketing industry. As a trainer and consultant he has worked with organizations like DuPont, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Lane Crawford, Deckers Outdoor Corporation (UGG). Christian Dior, and Honeywell.
Nick Fawbert, Board Director, Asia Content Marketing Association, @NickFawbert
Fawbert is the Managing Director of Brand New Media and a leading figure in the Asian content marketing field. He has over 20 years of experience with media brands like CBS and Yahoo. He has also been influential in the launch trade associations including the Interactive Advertising Bureau (IAB) and Asia Content Marketing Association (ACMA).
Grehan is a veteran of the digital marketing industry and currently serves as CMO & Managing Director at Acronym. Prior to joining Acronym Mike was the publisher of Search Engine Watch and ClickZ, and the producer of the SES global conference series. Previously, he worked as a search marketing consultant with a number of international agencies, handling global clients such as SAP and Motorola. He is an accomplished author, and is Chairman of the global trade association SEMPO.
Beltran manages digital engagement for Mead Johnson Nutrition’s target audiences. Previously, Beltran served as Managing Director of jobsDB Singapore and Malaysia, and prior to that launched the award-winning digital agency, Dentsu Mobius. Beltran has worked for various global brands and has won awards at the John Caples International Awards New York, DM Asia, Philippine Advertising Congress, and IMMAP Boomerang Awards. Beltran will participate in a panel on content marketing strategy with Jamshed Wadia from Intel and moderated by Don Anderson of We Are Social.
Yiorgos Hadjiandrea, Head of Agency, SEA, Google
Hadjiandrea serves as Head of Doubleclick Bid Manager SEA at Google. He started his career with Microsoft UK in 2003 and worked on web properties such as MSN, Hotmail and Messenger before launching the Microsoft Direct Response Network into the UK. He has a proven track record in managing large teams and is a marketing specialist across video, display, social, mobile and email, and a leader in arbitrage and RTB trading.
You-Teck Lam, Head of Performance Marketing, HotelQuickly, @teckrieg
Lam is currently Head of Performance Marketing at HotelQuickly, which provides last minute deals on hotels and other travel amenities. He has previously worked at several venture backed startup teams in SEA in the gaming and travel verticals.
Priyanka Nath, Digital Marketing & Social Media Lead, South Asia, Dell, @PriyankaNath09
At Dell South Asia, Nathis responsible for scaling online media investments and infrastructure with a focus on driving ROI for lead generation campaigns, content management and community engagement on social platforms. She has worked across technology, lifestyle retail and FMCG sectors in Asia with in-depth experience across client/agency, B2B/B2C & country/regional mandates.
Triveni Rajagopal, Digital Marketing Lead, Foods, Unilever
Over a 13 year career, Rajagopal has written strategy for advertising in India with Ogilvy, launched new brands in China with PepsiCo, and built digital ecosystems in Southeast Asia with Unilever. She now leads Digital Marketing for Unilever Foods.
Rupa Rajamani, Head of Digital Performance Marketing & Technology Strategy, Standard Chartered Bank
A 10 year veteran of the banking and finance industry, Rajamani has seen the rapid digitization of the industry first hand. She has worked for banks like Standard Chartered, Citibank and HSBC, and had first hand experience with the U.S. based banking disruptor LendingTree.
Jamshed Wadia, Head of Digital Marketing & Media, Asia Pacific and Japan, Intel, @JamshedWadia
Wadia has over 15 years of experience in information technology, digital marketing, and social media strategy. He currently leads social media strategy and execution in the APAC region for Intel.
Akansha Wahi, Worldwide Social Media Operations Manager, Lenovo
With over 10 years experience in the field, Wahi is a digital and social media expert who has worked with brands such as HP, Dassault Aviation, Reader’s Digest and most recently Lenovo.
Shankar has over 15 years experience in APAC working in integrated digital media strategy, performance marketing, and digital media analytics. Shankar currently heads Digital Paid Media Acquisition in Asia Pacific for PayPal, where he is driving the creation of an internal agency model within PayPal RHQ to drive and support all paid acquisition programs in the Asia Pacific region. Before PayPal, Shankar founded the Performics APAC excellence Centre in Singapore and established key partnerships with global brands such as Singapore Airlines, Scoot, Marriott Hotels, PayPal, and Airbnb. Hari was featured in the Campaign Asia 40 under 40 (2014) list of young marketing leaders.
Vining is the Managing Director of BrandInflux, a consultancy specialising in brand experience marketing and digital media engagement strategies for B2B and B2C. He is also an Adjunct Professor & Fellow, Digital Media Lab at The University of Massachusetts – College of Management, Boston. Vining has worked with iconic brands such as Apple, Google, BMW, and Disney as brand advisor, customer engagement expert and chief marketing officer.Liked it? Share it!