Speakers

Get ready for a stormy mix of talks from experienced leaders who are taking bold steps in business practice and beyond.

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Diyana Halik

Founder
Diyana Halik
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Pleneary Session"Why Women Should Go Digital: A Personal Journey of Diyana Halik"
Always out and about, Datin Diyana Halik founded Diyana Halik Tudung in 2014. She recently won the Most Popular Womenpreneur 2019 by SMCCI. Diyana juggles multiple roles. Diyana Halik Tudung is a true reflection of her fast-paced life, proving that you can and will look stunning even having to balance an actor husband and three little munchkins. 

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Amira Geneid

Founder
Zahara
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Plenary Session"Maximising Revenues in the Digital Age"
Amira Geneid is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia and the founder & CEO of Zahara, a Singapore-based luxury halal cosmetic brand. Named after the Arabic word meaning "flower in bloom," the beauty line originated from Geneid's own frustration at not being able to obtain quality Halal-compliant cosmetics. Its breakout product was its oxygen nail polish. Being water and oxygen permeable meant Muslim women were able to perform wudhu or the water cleansing act before prayer properly without having to remove it.

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Jumaiyah M.

Co-Founder
halalfoodhunt
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Identified as one of Cleo Magazine’s Change Makers of 2018, Jumaiyah has developed halalfoodhunt to be the leading app for halal food and loyalty pass in Singapore today. More than just a brand that helps people find and purchase halal food, halalfoodhunt also continuously engages and educates its audience with information concerning halal. To date, she has had several mentions in the media for her contributions in the halal consumer scene. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelors of Science (Chemistry), and a second major in Business Management.

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Nur Suliani

Co-Founder
Kowabunga! Global
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Panelist
Nur Suliani is the co-founder of Kowabunga! Global, an award-winning organisation with several brand names in the education industry. As a sustainability and outdoor education advocate, she leads a team of over a hundred educators in Singapore over 11 branches. She was the Dewipreneur award recipient in 2019 and her organisation clinched 2 champion awards in the Brands for Good 2018. As a mother of 5 young children, she manages her time between her business and her passion for empowering educators to mould future change-makers and responsible stewards of the Earth.

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Diana Sabrain

Founder
OneAgrix
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Panelist
Diana Sabrain is the Co-Founder of OneAgrix, a B2B e-commerce platform for sourcing food ingredients and Agri-food products for lowering barriers the Halal Economy. Diana is an authority figure on the topics of global trade, geoeconomics and using technology for solving Halal food supply chain challenges. Notably, she has been invited multiple times to speak at the annual invitation-only think-tank, Horasis Global Meeting and Asia Meetings, joining 1000 World leaders from more than 70 countries, representing business, government, academia and civil society. 

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Rozita Ahmad

Founder
90 Degrees Asia
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Panelist
Rozita creates opportunities for businesses to tap into the diverse and ever-growing Asia markets through digital marketing. She has advised over 30 startups and 20 established organizations such as Faro, Melissa, Osim & Rolls Royce on strategies needed to acquire thousands of new online consumers. She is an experienced marketer with more than a decade of experience in various Asia Pacific regional marketing roles. Rozita has worked on a gamut of digital marketing platforms ranging from SEO, SEM, CRM, campaign tracking/optimization, social media, mobile campaigns and digital media planning.

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Liyana Sulaiman

Co-Founder
Pollen
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Liyana Sulaiman is the Chief Product Officer (CPO) and Co-founder at Pollen. She is responsible for the vision of Pollen. Together with her partners, David and Nik, they bootstrapped in 2018 to work on a mere idea to tackle a perennial advertising and sales acquisition problem faced by direct-to-consumer (D2C) brands with an unmet social need of providing more side income for people. Fast forward the idea evolved to the community commerce platform solution today.

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Natalie Eng

Manager, CEO's office
Style Theory
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Natalie is a Manager in the CEO's office of Style Theory, reporting directly to the founders on key business strategies since joining the company in 2017. Style Theory is a smarter way to consume fashion: the freedom to wear a limitless variety of clothes without the constraint of space, cost and environmental impacts. Prior to Style Theory, Natalie worked in the management consulting field, serving clients in different geographic regions like Brazil and China. Outside of work, Natalie is also part of Young Women's Leadership Connection and she also founded her own personal development community called Neverdrift.

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Stephanie Phua

Founder
Duo.Social
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Moderator
Stephanie Phua is the CEO of Duo Studio, a social media marketing agency. Having had hands-on experience in the industry while it was in its infancy, Stephanie was exposed to managing social media campaigns for local, regional and global clients. Today, Stephanie is focused on helping brands and creators navigate the rapidly evolving social media marketing landscape in Southeast Asia. Stephanie drives Duo Studio’s emphasis on creative and data-driven content strategies; the agency boasts clients such as Disney, Uniqlo, American Express, Kao and more.

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Ida Wahab

Founder
Bottle of Wellness
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Moderator
Inspired by her motherhood, Ida established Bottle of Wellness to provide the best, most natural & safest ingredients for little ones since 2014. She solely handles & manages her company's social media and digital marketing. With an interest for coding & media, she pursued a Diploma in Interactive Media in Temasek Polytechnic. 

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Heikal Gani

Founder
Sugarmat Inc.
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Closing Speaker
Heikal Gani is an expert in brand & product innovation in the global digital era. Originally from Singapore, Heikal went on to study in University of Victoria in British Columbia, Canada. 
There, he co-founded the custom made suit company Indochino with his best friend Kyle Vucko. Indochino (indochino.com) was founded in 2007 and quickly went on to become the largest custom suit tailoring company. 
In 2011, Businessweek recognised Indochino as one of America’s promising startups to watch for. Indochino has received wide coverage in leading publications including Fast Company, GQ, National Post, Forbes and New York Times. 
The company’s multi-touch customer experience allows men to order their made-to-measure clothing online, via mobile or in person at Indochino showrooms in Toronto, Vancouver, New York, Chicago, San Francisco and dozen others. 
The business has attracted strong venture capital funding from Highland Capitals, Madrona Seattle, Burda Digital Ventures, and most recently Dayang Group (China) raising a $45 million funding in total.
A serial entrepreneur with an ethos for design-first products and customer experience, Heikal then founded Sugarmat Inc. (www.sugarmat.com) in early 2017, a Montreal based company specializing in designer yoga mats, and yogi lifestyle accessories. 

Sugarmat is now retailed worldwide notably in Nordstrom, Anthropologie, Bandier and Urban Outfitters. The label has garnered the attention of high-profile media including The Wendy Williams Show and has been featured in Vogue, Marie Claire, InStyle and Forbes, proving to be yet another venture that is underway to making a mark on design innovation.

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Juvy Macapagal

Business Development Manager |Shopmatic
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Breakout Session"Build Your Own Store with Shopmatic"
E-Commerce is a must-have for product-based businesses. Having an online store gives you independence to manage your products to your business goals. Join Shopmatic in this breakout track and learn how to Build Your Own Store.
Juvy manages Business Development for Shopmatic and works with business owners and entrepreneurs to bring their businesses online. Together with her team of eCommerce consultants, Juvy has helped hundreds of businesses expand online with Shopmatic.
Founded in December 2014, Shopmatic has been driving game-changing strategies in the e-commerce space and has engineered itself to stay focused on helping its customers succeed.
Shopmatic is headquartered in Singapore with a presence in India, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Philippines and UAE. The company is quickly expanding to the rest of South-East Asia, this year. Shopmatic has raised 20 M SGD from its incorporation till date with August One, SEEDS Capital and a consortium of investors.

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Nadhirah Nor Azhar

Business Advisor |SMEC @ SMCCI
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Breakout Session"Defining Your Brand Archetype Online with SMEC"
Archetypes are the heartbeat of any brand: it associates a brand with enduring personas or
profiles that feed into the human experience. Join Nadhirah, as she shares 12 types of brand
archetypes
that you can adopt to enhance your brand recall and visibility. 

Nadhirah is passionate about the strategies that go into branding and marketing. With abackground in branding and digital marketing, she believes in incorporating ideas that make each piece of content click-worthy and designing a memorable brand that catches on. She is enthusiastic in creating content, creative marketing copies and competitive landscape research. 
A committed and devoted individual, Nadhirah is always eager to guide and offer advice to improve the internal capabilities of SMEs to reach their business goals. 

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Roy Tan

Politics & Government Outreach Manager, APACFacebook
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Breakout Session"Digital Marketing on Facebook and Instagram"
With over 4.3 million monthly active users on Facebook and Instagram, learn the latest strategies in creative, mobile and video engagement, as well as audience targeting strategies, to grow and sustain mindshare in your digital marketing efforts.
Roy is a marketer with broad experience in integrated loyalty & CRM marketing, branding and event management on a regional scale. Based in Singapore, Roy also is a domain expert on online, interactive/social media platforms and youth engagement strategies. 
Roy is currently the Politics & Government Outreach Manager in Asia-Pacific, where he is responsible for working with governments and politicians on how best to use Facebook, Instagram, etc. to connect with their constituents. This involves building strategic relationships with elected officials, implementing trainings and creating initiatives to engage governments and politicians across the region.

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Norman Ng

Government, Politics and Advocacy Partner Manager |Facebook
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Breakout Session"Digital Marketing on Facebook and Instagram"
With over 4.3 million monthly active users on Facebook and Instagram, learn the latest strategies in creative, mobile and video engagement, as well as audience targeting strategies, to grow and sustain mindshare in your digital marketing efforts.
Norman is a passionate partnership-builder with a track record of securing partnerships and driving strategic communications solutions across industries and governments.

Norman is currently the Government, Politics and Advocacy Partner Manager in Facebook's APAC HQ, and is responsible for providing guidance to governments and political partners in connecting with their citizens and supporters through scaled advertising solutions on Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and Messenger. 

Norman was formerly a venture builder helping nascent pre Series-A deep technology startups in AI, future-mobility and healthcare secure go-to-market access. Before that, Norman was a startup founder where be built a digital communications outfit, serving institutional and SMB clients in media, entertainment, government, automotive and retail.

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Grace Tye

Vice President & Head of GTS-SME (Cash) |DBS Bank
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Breakout Session"Digital Payment for SME"
The days of paying by cash are fading quickly. More than 8 in 10 Singapore consumers have adopted e-payments, while nearly 3 in 5 merchants accept e-payments. The benefits of going cashless go far beyond just convenience and safety. Let DBS share with you about how you can increase your business revenues by going cashless.

Grace is part of the GTS-SME Cash Team in DBS Bank. She work towards relieving the pain points that her SME customers face on a day-to-day basis. Her role involves engaging various stakeholders, both within and outside the bank, to build strong value propositions specific to the customer’s business and industry.

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, headquartered and listed in Singapore, with a presence in 18 markets. The bank's "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings are among the highest in the world.

Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named “World’s Best Bank” by Euromoney, “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker and “Best Bank in the World” by Global Finance. The bank is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, having been named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney. In addition, DBS has been accorded the “Best Bank for SMEs” by Global Finance in 2019 and “Safest Bank in Asia” award by Global Finance for 11 consecutive years from 2009 to 2019.

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Richa Sinha

Senior Associate, GTS-SME (Cash) |DBS Bank
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Breakout Session"Digital Payment for SME"
The days of paying by cash are fading quickly. More than 8 in 10 Singapore consumers have adopted e-payments, while nearly 3 in 5 merchants accept e-payments. The benefits of going cashless go far beyond just convenience and safety. Let DBS share with you about how you can increase your business revenues by going cashless.

Richa is part of the GTS-SME Cash Team in DBS Bank. She work towards relieving the pain points that her SME customers face on a day-to-day basis. Her role involves engaging various stakeholders, both within and outside the bank, to build strong value propositions specific to the customer’s business and industry.

DBS is a leading financial services group in Asia, headquartered and listed in Singapore, with a presence in 18 markets. The bank's "AA-" and "Aa1" credit ratings are among the highest in the world.

Recognised for its global leadership, DBS has been named “World’s Best Bank” by Euromoney, “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker and “Best Bank in the World” by Global Finance. The bank is at the forefront of leveraging digital technology to shape the future of banking, having been named “World’s Best Digital Bank” by Euromoney. In addition, DBS has been accorded the “Best Bank for SMEs” by Global Finance in 2019 and “Safest Bank in Asia” award by Global Finance for 11 consecutive years from 2009 to 2019.

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