9.19 ORIGIN Thailand | Fireside Chat with Camera 360, SEA’s Digital Payment Powerhouse and China Tech Ecosystem

By Suzanne Loo
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Since the proliferation of selfies, photo editing software has been heavily invested in the face beauty trend. As one of the leading photo editing tools in China, Camera 360 which is available on Android, iOS and WP8 platforms, claims to have over 200 million users worldwide. During an intimate fireside chat session with Camera 360 at ORIGIN Thailand, we will uncover its successful global expansion strategy, and how it stood out from the plethora of photo-editing apps.

As technology rapidly transforms the financial landscape, the future of AI will be inextricably linked with the future of finance. Another big piece of the banking business is also formed by the incredible growth in cross-border payments which is fuelled by globalization. However, close to 75 percent of Southeast Asia’s population remained “unbanked”, and can only be reached through offline methods. This poses an opportunity for FinTech companies, as there is a significant demand amongst the unbanked to obtain basic financial services in an effort to improve their financial situation. Join us as we take a deeper dive into each of these points with our guest speakers from Ascent Money, Airwallex, and Silot.

Last but not least, how is China shaping the future of global tech? Gain insights on China′s road from copycat to trailblazer with TechNode’s CEO, Dr. Lu Gang as he delivers his keynote speech on an overview of the China tech developments.

At ORIGIN Thailand on September 19, 2019, we will dive into emerging ASEAN-China tech trends such as food innovation, corporate innovation, intrapreneurship, Southeast Asia’s digital payment solutions, China’s global influence, and Southeast Asia’s digital hub.

Don’t have a ticket yet? Our conference is free so what are you waiting for? Spread the words and grab your friends along. For more information and ticket applications, visit origin.technode.com.

Behind The Filter: Fireside Chat with Camera360

Mr. Kevin Hu

Director of User Growth, Camera 360 

Kevin heads the critical mission of user growth in Chengdu PinGuo Technology Ltd. which is behind this massive camera app called Camera360. He has undertaken roles in the marketing, commercialization, and operations department and is currently the Director of Growth and a member of Camera360’s Technology Strategy Committee. 

Building Southeast Asia’s Digital Payment Powerhouse Panelists:

Ms. Monsinee Nakapanant

Co-President, Ascend Money Co., Ltd

Monsinee joined Ascend Group as the Chief Operating Officer in 2014 and she has also been promoted to the Co-President of Ascend Money since March 2018.She is responsible for driving the operational excellence of Ascend Money as well as its overall corporate policy.

Prior to joining the Group, Monsinee worked as the Head of e-Commerce and General Manager at True Corporation Public Co., Ltd. She was later appointed as the Chief Commercial Officer of True Digital Content and Media Co. Ltd. Previous to that, she has held several managerial positions at Openwave System and Lucent Technologies.

Mr. Leon Chua

Executive Director, Head of Business Development APAC, Airwallex

 A recognized payment expert, Leon has more than 12 years of experience across different segments in payments space. Prior to Airwallex, he served at American Express, Worldpay Inc, DBS Bank, building various functions across issuing, acquiring, eCommerce, gateway services, alternative payments, risk management, and Foreign Exchange.He is honored with a long list of recognitions and awards including President Award and Platinum Award, acknowledging his leadership and business acumen in driving successes assisting various businesses across the Asia Pacific region.

Currently, as the Executive Director and the Head of Business Development APAC, Leon serves on the board of the financial technology company Airwallex Singapore, and drive businesses across the Asia Pacific to automate and scale cross-border payments, with the vision to make currency market more accessible for everyone, inspiring individuals and businesses alike.

Mr. Andy Li

CEO, Silot

 After being a business development veteran in the Asia Pacific region for two decades, Andy Li has a strong determination to empower banks to transform financial services landscape with artificial intelligence and big data things to better serve their customers. That is the start of Silot in March 2017.

Andy has a fruitful experience in global expansion sector for listed Internet giant firms. He was Baidu Global Payment’s former Deputy General Manager and Baidu’s regional representative in Southeast Asia. Besides, he once held significant positions at Kingsoft, Changyou.com and Sea Group (formerly known as Garena).

Chinas Road From Copycat to Trailblazer

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Dr. Gang Lu

Founder & CEO, TechNode

Dr. Gang LU is the Founder and CEO of TechNode, making him one of China’s most recognized influencers in the global technology sector.

What started as Dr. Lu’s personal blog quickly became a highly respected international innovation platform, with six business units including TN Media (Chinese and English technology media platform), TN Inno (corporate innovation services), TN Global (Asia and global business), TN Events (branding and event services), TN Data (startup ecosystem data analysis) and TN VC (venture capital and financing services). Through these initiatives, TechNode connects China’s start-up technology ecosystem with the rest of the world. Today, TechNode is the exclusive China partner of TechCrunch.

Dr. Lu earned his Ph.D. in Wireless Communications from the University of Sheffield, UK. Dr. Lu was honored with the ‘1000 Talents Plan’ of Shanghai in 2017 and received the Entrepreneurial Award of the British Council’s Study UK Alumni Awards in 2017-18.