Join us on 26-28 July for 3 days of keynote speeches, debates and sharing workshops as iconic speakers and industry leaders share their insights into current web3 topics and the future of the space.
Dharni, Chief Commercial Officer, Tezarekt
Alvin Lim, Head of Community, ARC
Joel L., Contributor, CitaDAO
Luke Loo, NFT Lead, Polygon
2DVamp, Co-Founder, Sneaky Vampire Syndicate
Alan Kueh, Founder, Memotics (E-Memotics Pte Ltd)
Nickson Guay, Co-Founder & President, Metanoia Country
Shannon Soh, Community & Operations Success, Ome NFT
Akbar Ali Seth, Content Creator, @thebuffessor
Samson Oh, CEO, GosuGamers
Gwendolyn Regina, Investment Director, BNB Chain
Ben Wee, Vice President, Crypto.com Capital
Alfonso 'Cholo' Maputol, CEO / Co-Founder, Play It Forward
Francois Zhang, CAIA FRM, Investment Director, Arcane Group
Edward Tan, Investor, Hashed
Kimberley Chang, BA, Algorand Foundation
Tammy Tay, @ohsofickle
Patrine Choo, @patrinechoo
Jon Chua, @jonchuajx
Nicole Yap, Founder, 8SIAN
Evelina Lye, Founding Member, UNTAM3D
Amelia Tan, Project Lead, The Tiger Archives
Rich Teo, Co-Founder, CEO Asia at Paxos
Hao Wang, Managing Director, IDEG
Travis Teo, Head of Business Development, Tokenize Xchange
Nicholas Chen, CEO, SolanaFM
Dan Tran, Head of Business, NFTGo
Daniel Lee, Former Head of Business and Listing, DBS Digital Exchange
Wang Ying Jie, Country Marketing & Business Development Manager, Luno
Chanel Lee, Founder, Tasty Toastys
Marouen Zelleg, Director, Consensys
Spencer Yang, CEO, Gomu
Marouen Zelleg, Director, Consensys
Jack Niewold, Founder, Crypto Pragmatist
Marouen’s passion for problem solving and continuous improvement drives him to challenge the status-quo to create a better version of his customers' business, his team and our society.
His company, QCP Capital, which was founded in 2017, is now one of the world’s largest crypto trading companies with over US$1.5 billion in assets deployed.
On top of that, QCP, through its venture arm QSN, is an early investor in many blockchain companies including Axie Infinity, FTX, Synthetix, AAVE (ETHLend), YFI, Deribit, Avalanche, DYDX, Algorand, Tokocrypto, and Nansen AI — all of which have now grown into global powerhouses in the crypto industry.
Alex then went on to build Nansen. Nansen is a blockchain analytics platform, which combines on-chain data with a massive and constantly growing database containing millions of wallet labels.
Prior to the DBS Digital Exchange, I was the Executive Director and Head of Electronic Trading servicing intermediaries (broker-clients), digital exchanges, high frequency traders and market makers in the electronic trading space. I have experience in dealing with various regulators and exchanges across the region. I was also responsible for the ETF business. My previous roles in DBS include Research Compliance and also Project Manager for the implementation of a Trading System and FIX order routing infrastructure. I speak regularly in conferences / forums / seminars on electronic trading, fintech, cryptocurrencies and FIX order routing. I was also involved in many corporate finance related deals and placements (including internal integration and joint-ventures in Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, UK and Korea).
Prior to joining DBS Securities in 1999, I worked in equity sales, sales trading and research with WI Carr. Before that, I was doing research and was a Data Analysis Tutor at the University of Cambridge. I have an MBA, an LLM in Commercial Law and a First Class Honours degree in Psychology. My MBA studies was sponsored by DBS Securities, while my LLM programme was sponsored by DBS Vickers Securities.
I focused on Product at Coinbase, specifically Retail Derivatives, DEX, Securities and Wallet. Led Wallet /Web3 in surge efforts in Q4 2021 before embarking on a new journey at Gomu.
I led growth, revenue, and operations at CoinMarketCap. Navigated the acquisition by Binance for CoinMarketCap. Founded two companies that were acquired - Hashtag Capital and KeyReply.
Broad entrepreneurial experience spanning across blockchain and cryptocurrencies (Coinbase, Binance, CoinMarketCap, Hashtag Capital, Cobo, Unikrn), advertising technology (CryptoAudiences, Twitter) and artificial intelligence / SAAS (KeyReply, Zeroth.AI).
He has 15+ years of experience in media production and immersive technologies (AR/VR/Metaverse). Living in Singapore since 2012. Started his company expansion in Middle East region (UAE and Saudi Arabia) in 2021.
While doing due diligence and assessing the potential of these web3 projects, he finds opportunities for possible strategic collaborations.
In the last few months, strategic partnerships have been formed in countries including Singapore, the USA, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, India, and Hong Kong.
She currently leads investments at BNB Chain Fund.
Just before that, she was an intrapreneur at Facebook (now Meta) building up a new business unit of venture capital partnerships and startup growth.
Derek holds a Bachelor of Social Sciences (Sociology) from the National University of Singapore (NUS). His expertise in and love for Sociology has helped him to thrive within the web3 space as he is able to conceive of the various blockchain ecosystems within the space as microcosms of the larger societies that we live in. He is passionate about concepts like governance (voting schemes), consensus, and — as flawed as it currently is — the concept of decentralization.
Evelina is passionate about Web3 and the new skills and technology needed to build the next generation of the internet. In early 2022 she came together with five other female leaders in the tech space to create UNTAM3D, a Web3 Women and Non-Binary Community, created to decode the world of web3 for women+ enabling their growth and igniting their potential. UNTAM3D has a passionate and growing community following with over 1000k members to date. UNTAM3D hosts monthly events, meet-ups, trainings and has a bi-monthly newsletter.
Evelina was a past founding member of the Interactive Advertising Bureau’s (IAB) Innovation Committee to help support the association’s vision to propel Singapore in its drive to become a global hub of innovation and was a past board advisor for Ad:Tech Asia.
Evelina’s professional experience spans across the UK, Asia, and Australia and prior to working at Meta Evelina has worked for some of the World's most recognised Digital and Creative global agencies and networks including WPP, Publicis and Omnicom Media Group.
Professional highlights include:
Speaking at SXSW on Rising Tech in Asia
Awarded as one of Asia's most influential marketer's by The World CSR Congress
Authoring a trend report on influencing China’s Digital Female demographic
Founding a consumer brand of yoga and music events partnering with The iLight Festival
Before joining Klaytn Foundation and Krust Universe, Dr. Seo was CTO at GroundX, a blockchain subsidiary of the leading South Korean mobile platform company, Kakao. Prior to that, he worked as an assistant computer scientist at Argonne National Laboratory and as a senior engineer at Samsung Research.
He received his B.S. degree in computer science and engineering and Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering and computer science from Seoul National University, respectively. He has authored numerous papers on parallel programming and high-performance computing. His technical interests include blockchains, high-performance computing, parallel programming models, compilers, and runtime systems.
Edward covers research and due diligence on a variety of crypto verticals – spanning from DeFi and NFTs to Infrastructure & DApp Aggregators. He writes regularly on his Medium page and posts short-form content on his Twitter profile.
Prior to crypto, Edward was in real estate private equity and graduated from the London School of Economics with a First-Class Honours in Accounting & Finance. In his free time, Edward is an avid fan of NLH Poker and discussing tokenomics with aspiring founders.
Ying Jie’s experience spans across various retail-facing tech industries including e-commerce, superapps, fintech.
Growing up in an artistic family, I always thought I was going to become a graphic designer or animator. I had no knowledge or interest in business until I discovered entrepreneurship when I was 16 years old.
By the time I finished high school, I ended up making half a million dollars selling shoes.
Even though I stopped selling shoes, this experience taught me a few things. It taught me that entrepreneurial thinking is really just about solving problems and it’s an adaptive skill I use whether or not I’m working for myself or for someone else.
Most of all, it gave me the self assurance that I could pick opportunities according to my most important values rather than for money or prestige. These values are Curiosity, Adventure, Creativity, Relationships and Freedom.
In university, I started my second business, Austern International where as a 19 year old, my business partner and I's vision was to develop the next generation of Millennial Leaders and entrepreneurial thinkers. From our founding in 2014, we launched intensive Career Bootcamps into 6 global cities like New York, Singapore, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Sydney and Melbourne with global companies.
I led Austern to generate over 7 figures in revenue, where over 1,000 students had been through our programs primarily from Australia, US, UK, and Canada.
After deciding that I wanted more opportunity to learn from others, grow and challenge myself, I joined NewCampus, a VC-backed edutech startup, building the world's first accessible MBA, first as their Singaporean Country Manager and then to their Head of Learning.
Since then, I have now joined Stripe to be on the other side of the table, working with startups across South East Asia to build out the startup ecosystem and bring more digital infrastructure to the region.
Before venturing into NFTs & Web3, she has had a wide portfolio of experiences in global brand building & business development, across tech & lifestyle industries. This included running partnerships & sales in B2B SaaS (marketing & enterprise automation solutions), being Marketing Director for a Billion-dollar Global Fitness Apparel & Footwear Brand, and also working in an economic department of Singapore’s government to develop the local economy, specialising in the Lifestyle & Retail sectors.
Sagar has a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from National University of Singapore, Singapore, a CAMS from ACAMS, USA and a Quality Leaders (Six Sigma) from OCBC Bank, Singapore.
He built his career in digital advertising and sold his company Yolk to WPP in 2011 and became part of Grey Advertising and Prakash played a role in building the business in ASEAN.
Following his exit from the agency world in 2014 he became active in the start up ecosystem by helping companies with fund raising and exits.
Notably in 2016 he brought a collective companies known as the “The Marketing Group (TMG)” to be listed in NASDAQ Sweden and he served on the board for one year.
He has been active in Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies since 2016 has been involved in various aspects including project development, acceleration and investment.
Prakash is currently the CEO & Cofounder of Enjinstarter, a launchpad focused on Blockchain Gaming and Metaverses. He led the team to raise USD$5.5M in both Private and Public sales and launched the business in early October 2021 and have since completed more than 30 IDO projects on their platform. Notable projects that Enjinstarter have invested and accelerated on their platform include Defina, The Killbox and PathDAO. These projects have delivered between 24X to 53X return on investments from their public IDO launch price.
Prakash has also been actively involved in Start-up Ecosystem development in Singapore for more than a decade including his role as Vice Chairman of Action Community of Entrepreneurship from 2014 to 2017. He has also assisted various external government agencies in the set up of their market entry strategies into the Singapore and ASEAN ecosystem. This includes the Australian, Austrian and Dutch government agencies involved in start-up promotion.
In 2021, Prakash was awarded the Public Service Medal, Pingkat Bakti Masyarakat (PBM) for his voluntary contributions to the Singapore government
Xanne has 16 years of experience in the financial service industry in South East Asia. She specialises in corporate advisory and deal sourcing for cross border M&A and business growth. Her healthcare startup was one of the Top 5 finalists on Channel News Asia Startup Season 3 that was aired across Asia in 2016. She brings invaluable insights and leadership to the team in the consumer technology space.
Gorilla Networks, under the leadership of Xanne, has recently completed an acquisition process under Society Pass Inc, a NASDAQ listed company that specialises in the next generation loyalty and data-focused marketing platform in Southeast Asia and South Asia.
In addition, Xanne also serves as the CTO of Society Pass, in which she seeks to revolutionise the technology stack of Society Pass to be Blockchain ready in the pursuit of future-building a Meta Economy
8SIAN's main product is an NFT collection of 8888 beautiful, Asian women painstakingly-crafted where even the most intricate details are steeped in historical significance living in the Ethereum Blockchain.
8SIAN sold out in a few months with influential figures such as Steve Aoki and Matt Higgin's of Shark Tank purchasing 8SIAN NFT's. In less than 6 months, 8SIAN's trading volume is almost 10 Million USD worth of Ethereum.
The 8SIAN brand aims to represent Asia in the Web3 space whilst also empowering Asians to be proud of their heritage, culture and upbringing. We strive to share our experience of NFTs and educate individuals by giving them the knowledge they need to operate in this new and exciting space.
My role as the Founder of 8SIAN is Concept Development, Community Engagement, Public Relations, driving Innovation and Marketing.
The matters he has been involved in range from contractual disputes relating to software licensing, failed joint ventures involving the transfer of intellectual property, judicial site blocking for flagrantly infringing websites, and various patent, trade mark, copyright and registered design infringement cases. He also leads one of the only food regulatory practices in Singapore and has provided advice on food labelling and importation to various clients.
He has over two decades of software development, infrastructure roll-out and executive management experience in the telecommunications and technology industries, as well as over 5 years of experience building enterprise blockchain projects.
He was formerly Chief Operating Officer and Chief Information Officer at MyRepublic Group, a fast-growing triple-play operator with established markets in Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand. With over 8 years at MyRepublic, he led the development of a full-stack carrier grade BSS/OSS platform, as well as managed full P&L across the group. He was also pivotal in helping the company grow from $5m to over $150m in annual turnover. His leadership has won MyRepublic multiple accolades, including the RedHat Innovation Award and consumer choice awards across its markets. He was chosen as a finalist in TM Forum’s CIO of the Year award in 2019, ranking top 5 in the world amongst telco CIOs.
Prior to MyRepublic, he consulted for various organisations such as the Port of Singapore Authority, Essilor International, Dun & Bradstreet, helping them through their digitalisation and automation efforts.
He has a bachelor degree in Finance (magna cum laude) from Singapore Management University, and has a deep interest in ethical hacking. He is also a certified OSCP and OSWE, completing successfully the world's most respected certification for information security professionals.
In 2017, Samson co-founded Team Flash and turned them into one of the biggest esports organizations in the region with multiple championships.
He is also the CEO of the global esports media company named GosuGamers. GosuGamers has been one of the most recognized brands in the esports world since 2002. It is the official media partner of many global Brands such as MONTOON Games, IMG, etc. Additionally, he has also grown another media agency named MOT Games into one of the biggest in Vietnam.
Samson didn’t stop there. He continues to expand his empire with more companies in the gaming space. He founded Dynamite Games, D.G Ventures and Cargo Studio, which he believes will help the next generation of developers and gamers to fulfil their dreams. The studio has expanded to Taiwan, Malaysia, Vietnam, and the Philippines.
His ultimate goal in assembling a range of companies that focus on different aspects of gaming is to build a self-supporting ecosystem that can support various talents in this field. He wants to build a community of people who have the same dreams in Southeast Asia starting in Singapore.
Since then, Michael has worked in various technology and trading leadership roles at global investment banks with a key focus on trading automation. He was also the Managing Director of electronic trading for Merrill Lynch and Barclays Capital where he helped automate institutional stock trading using algorithms and machine learning. Michael brought that same trading automation technology into the world of commerce by replicating it for a self-service digital advertising. With the adoption of Web3, Michael and his team is focused on developing the technology for online and offline businesses to easily move into the world of Web3.
Prior to Paxos, he served as a Principal at Cedar Hill Capital Partners, overseeing the firm’s investments across the capital structure of various financial services institutions. He was also a Financial Analyst at Citi where he worked on mergers and acquisitions involving exchanges, trading technology, banks and brokers.
Rich received a BBA from the University of Michigan’s Stephen M. Ross School of Business.
Tri-lingual skills in English, Chinese and Japanese. Strong passion for alternative investment including crypto-assets, ESG, and hedge fund strategies.
I am all for technology transformation and enabling visionaries; to build and facilitate ideas that push creative boundaries and come to define the future generations' consumption of the world.
I also believe in the power of storytelling and work with Tech/FinTech/Blockchain startup companies on the side to craft exciting narratives including whitepapers and articles for their innovative projects.
Come join us at Tokenize Xchange in our journey to bank the unbanked by giving everyone easy access to crypto!
Being Head of Community at ARC – where community is the lynchpin for collaboration, Alvin’s role is varied, curating the community’s diversity, distilling its culture of collaboration and inspiring spontaneous connections.
Former banker turned crypto degen - blockchain technology is rewriting the rules of every meta game, including TradFi/banking, and I am continuously fascinated by the pace of change in the space
Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst (CAIA)
Financial Risk Manager (FRM)
He has a degree in Information Systems from Singapore University of Technology & Design, where he was a scholar specialised in Artificial Intelligence, Data Analytics and Cybersecurity. He is also a certified management consultant and data protection officer. He is an early investor and adopter of cryptocurrencies who bought his first bitcoin at $300 and first ETH at $11, owns a play to earn esports guild, and is an angel investor in a variety of companies including an agricultural technology firm, a gamefi SaaS company, and an educational technology startup.
Prior to fashion and Web3, Amelia was part of early stage global tech and eCommerce startups which sought to disrupt life as we know it. She was also the Deputy Chairperson of Young Corporate Malaysians, advocating for Diversity, Equity & Inclusion.
Seeking for a challenging position to provide a high level of excellence and contribute to companys success through my competency, hard work and dedication.
Also an avid fan of NFTs, Blockchain Technology, DEX/CEX and anything to do with the Metaverse.
He has been able to garner over 170k followers across his platforms and has even been featured on Channel News Asia about his journey in crypto games.
With a strong passion for making a positive impact in the crypto world, Tammy has founded an inclusive community where members grow together in the crypto and NFT world.
Having built multiple businesses, she has gained rich experiences in both entrepreneurship and networking, allowing her to build a strong foundation in curating revolutionary and impactful communities where opportunities are being unlocked.
She is responsible for directing the overall flow of TTTreasures, bringing it to greater prosperous heights.
Tammy started a Singapore community, TTTreasures - a bridge for the web 3.0 and in real life events where endless opportunities are available for everyone to seek. A great balance between web 3.0 and in real life exists within the community where members organise in real-life meetup sessions, workout sessions and even allowing them to enjoy in real life benefits!
The entire community promotes a holistic culture and it’s being diversified into many areas where the team and members would come together in web 3.0 and in real life, creating an organic growth within the community, turning it into a trustable, cohesive, and wholesome one!
Moonsie is a Play-and-Earn battle royale game built on a decentralized network. The game features an in-game currency (MOONGEMS), governance opportunities, and a market of utility-rich NFT items, which all together create a beautiful online social game.
In 2019, Jon made the Forbes 30 under 30 Asia List, and has won several music awards across the region. He recently took up the role of Creative Consultant for Web3.0 company SweetJams, focusing on integrating blockchain technology into the music and entertainment industry.