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EdTech Asia Summit 2019 Agenda

Sessions, Schedule, Speakers and Themes

Day 1 – Thursday August, 1st

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8:00am – 9:15am

Registration and Networking

Coffee, tea, and breakfast canapes

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9:15am – 9:30am

Welcome Greetings and Introduction to EdTech Asia

Stamford Ballroom

Senior Emcee of EdTech Asia Summit – Ms. Teri Horn (WeWork), Senior Emcee of EdTech Asia Summit – Mr. Mac Ling (Coaching Collective), Mike Michalec (Founder and Managing Director, EdTech Asia)

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9:30am – 10:00am

Future Forward – Asia’s Leading Role in Learning Innovation and Disruption

Stamford Ballroom

Larry Nelson (Asia Regional Business Lead, Education – Microsoft), James Leo (Chief of Staff, VIPKID), Mac Ling (Moderator)

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10:00am – 10:20am

China’s Ever-Growing Influence on Southeast Asia’s Education Markets – Trends and Opinions

Stamford Ballroom

Duc Luu (Chief Strategy Officer of Rise Education & CEO of The Edge Business Unit at Rise Education)

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10:20am – 10:40am

The Technification of Education

Stamford Ballroom

Fireside chat with Peng T. Ong (Founder, Monk’s Hill Ventures), Teri Horn (Interviewer) 

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11:00am – 11:45AM

Asia’s Burgeoning Live-Online Tutoring Markets – Perspectives and Insights

Stamford Ballroom

Cheng CHENG (VP, Dongfang Youbo/Koolearn), Sophie Chen (China Country Manager, Discovery Education), Jun Lin (Head of Business Development, 17EdTech), Steven To (VP of Strategy and Operations, Onion Math)

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11:00am – 11:45AM

Emerging Trends in Education Financing for Individuals and Institutions

VIP Room 

Monique Morales (Co-founder, EduLoans), Judge Calimbahin (Chief of Staff, Edukasyon), Michael Reyes (CEO, Moneytree Asia Pacific), Ioann Fainsilber (Co-founder, Pintek)

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11:00AM – 11:45AM

Cultivating Education and Entrepreneurial Leadership for Growth and Impact in Asia

Bras Basah Room

Samuel Chua (Founder, Metacata), Lee Hoi Leong (Co-founder, Vivita Singapore), Tu Ngo (Co-founder, Yola), Victor Zhang (Founder, Generation Entrepreneur), Tom Stader (Founder, The Library Project), 

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11:45AM – 12:30PM

EdTech’s Increasing Influence on the Early Childhood Education Market

Stamford Ballroom

Attila Gazdag (Managing Director, Age of Learning Studios), Pooja Goyal (CSO, Founding Years Learning Solutions), Tram Ho (Co-founder & CEO, KYNA), Josep Mas (Regional Director, Asia, EDT Partners), Mint Lim (Founder, School of Concepts)

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11:45AM – 12:30PM

Blended Finance and Patient Capital’s Increasing Role In Education Investment

VIP Room 

Monica Mehta (Executive VP, Wadhwani Foundation), Namita Dalmia (Principal, Omidyar Network), Sandeep Aneja (Founder and Managing Partner, Kaizen PE), Pranjal Kumar (Head of Education Fund, CFO, Bertelsmann India)

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11:45AM – 12:30PM

Educational Success in the Fourth Industrial Revolution – Building Essential Skills in Youth

Bras Basah Room 

David Doran (Founder, WeLearn), Lim Weiyuan (Co-founder, Reactor), Anne Tham (Founder, AceAdventure), John Tan (Founder, Saturday Kids), Timothy Low (COO, Halogen Foundation), Chris Geary (CEO, BSD Education)

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12:30PM – 1:30PM

Lightening Lunch Pitches – Early Startup Phase 

VIP Room

Hosted by Misaki Yamashita (Regional Ambassador, EdTech Asia). Brief company pitches featuring winning teams from EdTech startup competitions in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Bangkok, and Singapore.

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1:30PM – 2:10PM

Future Schools – Strategic Design and Optimization of Learning Experiences and Environments

Stamford Ballroom

Matt Harris (Chief Consultant, International EdTech), Rajeev Katyal (Deputy COO, Global Indian School Education Services), Stuart Patton (Founder, Polkuni), Chris Greulich (Consultant, Sekoerber GmbH., Gabriel Suppiah (Founder, ScoreCampus)

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1:30PM – 2:10PM

Collective Impact – Addressing Core Issues in Education

Bras Basah Room

Viria Vichit-Vadakan (Former CSO, Learn Corporation), Ashish Rajpal (Founder, XSEED), Janine Teo (CEO, Solve Education), Dr. Shan Huang (YouChange)

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2:10PM – 2:50PM

The Evolution of Higher and Executive Education in the Digital Age – Trends and Opportunities

Stamford Ballroom

Raghav Gupta (Director of APAC & India, Coursera), Michael Klemm (Regional Director SE Asia, Minerva), Dr. John Fong (CEO & Head of Singapore Campus, SP Jain School of Global Management), Adam Brimo (Founder & CEO, Open Learning), Kentaro Watari (Director of Strategy & Planning, Fulbright University Vietnam)

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2:10PM – 2:50PM

Predictability of Outcomes – Due Diligence in an Overhyped Education Market

VIP Room 

Juliette Li (Founder & CEO, Tengyue Education), Chris DeMarino (Managing Partner, Academus Partners), Dr Joshua Kuma (Director Investment & Corporate Affairs, Baring Private Equity Asia),  Raj Shastri (Partner, Kaizen PE), Tanya Sen (Sofina Asia), 

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2:10PM – 2:50PM

Case Study Spotlight – Large Scale Education Innovation for Impact in Asia

Bras Basah Room

Joy Nathrada (Founder, S.E. EdWINGS – Thailand), Sambhrant Sharma (Director of Education, ZIIEI Sri Aurobindo Society – India), Dr. Shan Huang (YouChange – China)

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2:50pm – 3:30pm

Professional Development – Tech as an Enabler to Close Knowledge and Skills Gaps at Scale

Stamford Ballroom

So-Young Kang (Founder & CEO, Gnowbe), Deborah Tan-Pink (Co-CEO, SmartUp.io), Sonny Yuen (Director of Government Operations, Udemy), Ryan O’Hare (CEO, Keypath Education), Christian Walter (Country Manager, Wantedly)

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2:50pm – 3:30pm

Education vs. EdTech – Strategies Shaping Private Equity in 2019 and Beyond 

VIP Room

Juliette Li (Founder & CEO, Tengyue Education), Brian Snyder (M&A Counsel, Morrison & Foerster), Chris Tran (Head of Asia – Strategy, Capital Raising, M&A, Exits, North Ridge Partners), Arjun Anand (Principal, Verlinvest), Brian Rogove (Founder & CEO, A-Star Education Holdings), 

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2:50pm – 3:30pm

The Feasibility of EdTech Accelerators in Asia  

Bras Basah Room

Oko Davaasuren (APAC Director, Techstars), Dora Sae-ho (Director, EdAbler), Jantanarak Tuekaew (Managing Director, Strombreaker Venture), Bobby Liu (Senior Director, Topica EdTech Group), Nesh Sooriyan (Accelerating Asia)

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3:50pm – 4:10pm

Scaling EdTech Businesses throughout ASEAN and Beyond   

Stamford Ballroom

Keynote – Tuan Pham (Founder & CEO, Topica EdTech Group)

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4:10pm – 4:30pm

Leveraging EdStart for Strategic Business Growth 

Stamford Ballroom

Keynote – Vincent Quah (Regional Head Education, Research, Healthcare and Non-profit, APAC Public Sector, AWS)

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5:30pm – 6:30pm

Attendee Networking Event

Day 2 – Friday August, 2nd

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8:00am – 9:00am

Morning Coffee & Networking

Coffee, tea, and breakfast canapes

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8:00am – 10:00am

EdTech and Education Investor – Founder Speed Dating

 t.b.a via invitation only

Note: This is a privately held session for pre-approved applicants only. 

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9:00am – 9:30am

Educational Videos and Edutainment – Latest Trends on YouTube

VIP Room

 Joy Kaung (YouTube Learning Programs and Partnerships Manager, APAC, Google)

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9:00am – 9:30am

The Rise of Skills Assessment and its Impact on Traditional Degrees

Bras Basah Room

Andrew Duck (Founder & CEO, Aversafe), Lucille Jade Galvan (Assistant Director, Nanyang Business School), Seema Mishra (Partner, Entangled Solutions)

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9:30am – 10:00am

China Market Overview – Prevalent Business Models for Online Providers & 

Strategies to Entry through Social Media

Stamford Ballroom

Jun Lin (Head of Business Development & Business Intelligence, 17EdTech), Deana Gao (Founder, China Gravy)

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9:30am – 10:00am

How are Learning Technologies and Science Entwined through Efficacy?

VIP Room

Fireside chat with Robert K. Kamei, MD (Professor NUS and Duke-NUS, ALSET Founding Director, NUS hosted by Yoshi A. Okamoto (Executive Director, SHO-zemi Innovation Ventures and Visiting Associate Professor, NUS)

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9:30am – 10:00am

Learning Science Showcase – Charter Online Education with Videography Technology for Today’s Learners and Implications of Students’ Diurnal Learning Behavior on Academic Achievement

Bras Basah Room

Fun Man (Assistant Director of Education ALSET, NUS), Joshua J Gooley (Assistant Professor, Duke-NUS Medical School)

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10:00am – 10:40am

Understanding and Engaging China’s Education Market

Stamford Ballroom

Qian Liu (Investment Director, New Oriental Education & Technology Group), Tang Zhenhua (CEO, Math for Kids), Huang Ren (Founder, IvyDad), Mark Pemberton (Co-founder, Studycat), Jerrick Ren (Global Director, JMDedu)

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10:00am – 10:40am

Leveraging AI and Big Data for Workforce Analytics 

VIP Room

Adrian Tan (Regional Manager, Client Solutioning at PeopleStrong), Pei Ying Chua – APAC Lead LinkedIn Economic Graph,LinkedIn), Djoann Fal (Founder, GetLinks), Felix W. Ortiz III (Founder, Viridis Learning)

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10:00am – 10:40am

Developing Better Educational Products – Efficacy, Localization and Monetization

Bras Basah Room

Ratnesh Kumar Jha (Managing Director of Cambridge University Press, South Asia), Natalya Twohill (Founder & CEO of Kiddet), Hla Hla Win (Founder of 360ed), Ashish Fitkariwala (Founder & Director of EduQuest), Eric Lam (CEO of Amdon Consulting)

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10:40am – 11:00am

South Asia Perspectives – Re-imagining Learning and Engagement for an Evolving Workforce

VIP Room

Kami Viswanathan (Founder, Work4.0Capital),

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10:40AM – 11:00AM

Improving Outcomes with EdTech – TBL in Higher Education and Corporate Learning

Bras Basah Room

Brian O’Dwyer (Founder and Executive Chairman, CognaLearn)

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11:00AM – 11:45AM

Future Ready Education – Anticipation of Tomorrow’s Workplace Needs Today

Stamford Ballroom

Billy Naveed (Head of Strategy, Zilingo), Aziza Sheerin (Regional Director, General Assembly), Hung Tran (Founder, GotIt), Andreas Holmer (Co-founder, MAQE), Christian Walter (moderator)

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11:00AM – 11:45AM

South Asia Perspectives – Opportunities in the Future of Work

VIP Room

Kami Viswanathan (Founder, Work4.0Capital), Shrikant Latkar (CEO, Oust Labs), Annanya Sarthak (CEO, Awign), Shivam Sharma (CEO, Transneuron), Vijay Sivaram (Regional Director APAC, Quess Corp)

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11:00AM – 11:45AM

AI and New Learning Pathways – The Age of Smart Content and Intelligent Instruction

Bras Basah Room

Sandeep Aneja (Founder and Managing Partner, Kaizen PE), Vu Van (Co-founder and CEO, ELSA), Raphael Nolden (Founder and CEO, Amy.app), Bernard Golstein (CEO, sharperAI), Suk ho Song (CEO, ClouBot), Gerard Suren Saverimuthu (Technical Sales Executive, IBM) 

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11:45AM – 12:30pm

EdTech and HRTech Startup Showcase

Stamford Ballroom 

Showcase of 7 regional EdTech and HR Tech high growth companies leading the way for innovation across Asia: Vietnam (2), Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Australia (2)

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11:45AM – 12:30PM

Improved Outcomes and Growth – How Founders are Achieving Success in South Asia

VIP Room

Utkarsh Lokesh (Co-founder, EdTech Review), Naveen Mandava (Co-Founder, ClassKlap/IMAX), Gaurav Goel (CEO, TopRankers), Akshay Chaturvedi, (CEO, Leverage Edu), Kavesh Gadia (Co-founder and CEO, Stones2Milestones)

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11:45AM – 12:30PM

AI, Education, and Ethics – Ensuring Ethical and Effective Use of AI in Education

Bras Basah Room

Jessica Kennedy White (Senior Consultant, EDUvation), Yaki Dayan (Founder, EdTech Israel), Eric Lam (CEO of Amdon Consulting), Sunita Kannan, Jason Tamara Widjaja 

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12:30PM – 1:30PM

Lightening Lunch Pitches – Growth Phase

VIP Room

Hosted by Misaki Yamashita (Regional Ambassador, EdTech Asia). Brief 5 minute pitches from growth stage EdTech and HR Tech companies representing Australia, Vietnam, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, and Indonesia.

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1:45pm – 2:00pm

EdTech and Indonesia’s Education Policy –  Expert Insights into the Road Ahead 

VIP Room

Paul Sabda (Founder & CEO, Zenius)

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1:30pm – 2:00pm

Scaling Education Content Distribution and Product in Southeast Asian Markets

Bras Basah Room

 Nattawut Arunanondchai (Strategic Adivsor, EdTech Asia), Tawan Dheva-Aksorn (CEO, Aksorn Education PLC),                     R Sinnakaruppan (CEO, Singapore Education Academy), Arjun Singh (APAC Country Manager, Nuadu)

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2:00pm – 2:45pm

Rising Sun – Japan’s Increasing Regional Presence in Learning Innovation

Stamford Ballroom

Daisuke Asano (Director of Education Services, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Government of Japan), Kotaro Ueda (Director of Strategy, R&D, and Business Development of Benesse Corporation), Koji Takahashi (Managing Partner, EduLab Capital Partners), Yuta Funase (Indonesia Country Director, Quipper), Ken Watari (Director of Strategy & Planning, Fulbright University)

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2:00pm – 2:45pm

Indonesia’s Digital Transformation of Education – Startup Perspectives

VIP Room

Tomy Yunus (Founder & CEO, Cakap), Paul Sabda (Founder & CEO, Zenius)  Rama Manusama (Agora), Rizky Muhammad (Youth Manual), , Angela Arunarsirakul (EdTech Asia)

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2:00pm – 2:45pm

Optimisation of Large Scale Education Data Management

Bras Basah Room

Vincent Quah (Regional Head, Education, Research, Healthcare and Not-for-Profit APAC Public Sector, Amazon Web Services), Karl Turnbull (IT Advisor, KORD IT), Bernd Nordhausen (Associate Director, Accenture Singapore)

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2:45pm – 3:30pm

Insights into Asia’s Online Language Learning Markets

Stamford Ballroom

Eloi Andre (Head of Delivery, Emerging Strategy), Estella Chen (Founder & CEO of Mandarin X), Tony Pang ( Director of Chinese Testing Services), Pawan Lalwani (CEO of Language Your Way)

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2:45pm – 3:30pm

Innovative Trends in Test Prep and Admissions

VIP Room

Edwin Tay (Co-founder & CEO, EasyUni), Stanley Chia (Co-founder & COO, Cialfo)

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2:45pm – 3:30pm

Leveraging Singapore as a Hub for EdTech Innovations

Bras Basah Room

Payal Lal (Cogna Learn), Rohan Pasari (Co-founder, Cialfo), Will Fan (CEO, New Campus), Chung Chiew Farn (CEO, ClassDo), Lokesh Tayal (Founder, Learning Analytic)

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3:30pm – 4:00pm

Integration of Live-Online Instructional Delivery – Expert Trends and Tips

VIP Room

Amit Gupta (Founder and CEO, NCR Eduservices), Karthik Kadampully (Founder and CEO, AEON Learning), Phyllis Zhang (Head of Global Market, ClassIn)

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3:30pm – 4:00pm

Central Asia’s Rapidly Growing E-learning Market

Bras Basah Room

Aigerim Khafizova (Founder and CEO, EdGravity)

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4:30pm – 5:00pm

Final Session – EdTech Asia 2020 

Stamford Ballroom

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EdTech Asia is the cornerstone of the APAC’s learning and work innovation ecosystem, encouraging business growth, collaboration, innovation, investment, and impact.

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