We proudly present to you our honored speakers and panelists for the upcoming Vietnam DeepTech Ecosystem Meetup – a high-level networking for fostering quality conversations and partnerships in Vietnam for Deeptech Ecosystem
SPEAKER: MS. DOAN KIEU MY, FOUNDER – YELLOWBLOCKS
Tech Geeks x Business x Marketing. Kimiko is a formula for differentiation.
Kimiko is an entrepreneur, MC/Host and strategy consultant specialised in the emerging technologies (AI, Blockchain, Cloud and Data). In 2018, Kimiko founded YellowBlocks, an emerging tech ecosystem builder connecting Vietnam to the world. Within 6 months, YellowBlocks has established partnerships with more than 60 global and local partners and extended its reach to nearly 100, 000 tech audiences. Prior to this, Kimiko led Marketing and Partnerships at AIM Academy, the exclusive Vietnam representative for Cannes Lions and Spikes Asia to host several successful national-wide contests. She also led Account Management for the biggest local marketing group, advising multiple million-dollar marketing campaigns.
My graduated with Merit from the Helsinki University of Technology (Finland) in Telecommunications while being a member of MENSA UK and the hackers’ network. She also holds an MBA degree with First Class Honor at the University of Gloucestershire (UK).
SPEAKER AND PANELIST: MR. TUAN NGUYEN, DEPUTY DIRECTOR – SGINNOVATE
Tuan leads the Community team at SGInnovate, a Singapore Government owned organisation that invests in and helps build deep tech startups. In line with Singapore’s future economy strategy and the Research, Innovation and Enterprise 2020 roadmap, Tuan helps nurture a strong deep tech
ecosystem of stakeholders with interests in AI, medtech, quantum technologies, blockchain.
Within two years, Tuan has initiated collaborations with over 60 corporate and international partners, and established SGInnovate as a leading deep tech champion and go-to partner in Singapore and the region, with a community of more than 25,000 startups, investors, corporate innovators, researchers and academics, government and international partners.
Notably, Tuan has helped conceptualise and curate the signature Deep Tech Summit, a best-in-class conference that convenes thought leaders and industry pioneers from around the world to discuss the impact of frontier technologies such as AI across industries and in society.
SPEAKER: MR. MORAN HADAD, FOUNDER & PRESIDENT – CHAKA FOUNDATION
Moran is a visionary and successful entrepreneur with a Master of Arts in Civil Engineering, and a Master of Advanced Studies degree (DEA) in Augmented reality and Artificial Intelligence. Furthermore, is currently involved in cutting edge research in neuroscience. Moran has always been fascinated by the merger of social progress and technology. This fascination has been nurtured by his decades-long work in emerging markets. Moran effortlessly blends his own know how with his ability to inspire and get the best out of others. This has enabled him to bring together local entrepreneurs, governments, funding providers and companies in order to successfully achieve common goals.
SPEAKER: MR. RAFAEL MASTERS, FOUNDER & CEO – VULCAN AUGMETICS
Rafael Master is a cofounder, an educator, part time designer and maker, occasional philosopher and human kintsugi advocate. Big fan of science, technology, human imagination, and applying them all creatively. And engineers. He is now Founder and CEO at Vulcan Augmetics, and Industry Advisory Board Member for RMIT University Vietnam.
His mission is creating a fondness for humanity and the notion that we could do better. He believes that there are many areas where with a little creativity existing technology and systems can be applied to solve a problem and radically improve peoples lives. Whether this is changing how we interact with a PC or building a better business structure, there are things we could do better.
SPEAKER: MR. TAKATOSHI SHIBAYAMA, CEO & FOUNDER – BLOCKSHINE & BLOCKCHAIN CENTRE SINGAPORE
Takatoshi is the founder of Blockshine & Blockchain Centre Singapore and has worked with many listed companies in real estate, hospitality and finance sectors, transitioning them into the new world of blockchain.
Prior to this, he was a corporate restructuring specialist for 17 years, analyzing and investing in complicated special situation events of companies. He started his career with investment banks such as JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs, later joined a US hedge fund Davidson Kempner Capital Management, and co-founded 3D Investment Partners in Singapore, managing nearly US$1bn in AUM. He is passionate about fitness and currently holds a brown belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu.
SPEAKER: MR. MINH LE, PRODUCT MANAGER – WETRUST
Minh was born in Vietnam, moved to the US when he was 2, and recently came back to Vietnam 3 years ago after graduating from UC Berkeley. He founded Btaskee, an on-demand home cleaning service and made several speeches and presentations, won various startup awards, and made multiple TV appearances. After exiting Btaskee, Minh joined the blockchain space as part of the business team of WeTrust – a financial services blockchain company.
WeTrust completed the ICO in 2017 with 5 million USD in funding. Right now, they are working on building WeTrust Spring, a cryptocurrency fundraising platform for nonprofits. They are based out of Mountain View, California with a team in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
MODERATOR: MR. DAVID LANG, SENIOR ADVISOR – STARTUP VIETNAM FOUNDATION & YELLOWBLOCKS
David is an entrepreneurial and innovative executive with more than 30 years of technology, business development, and marketing experience for B2B and B2C businesses. He sold his first Foxpro software product at 22, a SONET hardware product at 25, and an IT consulting company at 30. He is a frequent speaker on the speed of innovation, technology disruption, digital transformation, e-Commerce, Data Center & Cloud, IaaS/SaaS/PaaS, Agile transformation, and Blockchain. He has been providing thought leadership and creative insights to help identify, clarify and resolve complex issues critical to clients’ strategic success.
He views himself as a “bridge” between business and technology. For the past twelve years, he has served as a trusted adviser to CXO, BOD, owners, and stakeholders for startups and Fortune 100 companies. He provides subject matter expertise (SME) on digital transformation strategy and how deep technologies (Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, BigData, IOT, Blockchain, and Cloud) can generate additional revenue for the company. He has worked across multiple industries such as real estate development, retail, supply chain & logistics, Telco, healthcare, insurance, biotechnology, financial, automotive, consumer goods, manufacturing, transportation, oil & gas, and education. His clients are AT&T, DIRECTV, Toyota, Cisco, Facebook, IBM, JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, WellsFargo, HP, Sanofi, GlaxoSmithKline, Deloitte Digital, Adobe, JetBlue Airline, American Airline, Alibaba, Google, eBay, Walmart, PayPal… just to name a few.
PANELIST: MR. TONY WHEELER, GLOBAL AMBASSADOR – STARTUP VIETNAM FOUNDATION & DIRECTOR – IMAGINEX VENTURES
Tony is an experienced business owner, advisor, mentor, consultant and tech entrepreneur.
As a consultant and advisor, Tony has over 25 years direct business ownership and advisory experience, combining a background in Engineering with business strategy and culture. Tony works with Boards and executives of national and multi-national corporations, government, universities and startups on emergent strategy, culture, leadership, and building collaborative ecosystems to support technical and social innovation and entrepreneurialism.
As founder and CEO of ImagineX Ventures, Chair for VOICE Group Vietnam, and EIR and Ambassador for Startup Vietnam Foundation, Tony is active in building and developing international open innovation ecosystems.
PANELIST: MR. JOHN MASUD PARVEZ, FOUNDER AND PRESIDENT – VIETNAM SOCIAL HEALTH REVOLUTION (VSHR)
John is Founder and President of Vietnam Social Health Revolution (VSHR). The purpose of ‘Vietnam Social Health Revolution’ is to to keep developing capabilities over scale and sustainable value streams to support – resolve different health related concerns in Vietnamese community and finally move forward to build a Quality health service model for Vietnamese people. In short VSHR works on United Nation’s Sustainable development goals (SDG) – 3. Health, 4 Education and 17 Partnership for Goals. John also chairman of Vietnam’s Amazing Student contest.
In professional life, John is Group IT Director of Hoan My Medical Corporation. Prior to that, John was in charge of Technology Project Development for RMIT University and implemented the Digital transformation for the Universities all campuses.
PANELIST: DR. BINH NGUYEN THANH, DISCIPLINE LEAD, FINANCE, DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMICS AND FINANCE, SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT – RMIT
Dr. Binh Nguyen Thanh is a Lecturer and Acting Discipline Lead, Finance, in the School of Business & Management. In this role, he provides academic support and leadership to ensure the high quality of learning and teaching experience in the finance courses.
He has published in leading international journals on Cryptocurrencies and Real Estate Finance. Prior to joining RMIT Vietnam, Binh worked in Germany for over 5 years at the University of Regensburg and at the German Central Bank.