President & Co-Founder
Women in Blockchain Asia | Embolden Ventures
Ida is a firm believer in diversity and inclusion. She advocates that access to finance, health, and education should never be curtailed by credit, color, or creed. She firmly believes that blockchain technology provides the means to execute and deliver this.
Previously, Ida was an M&A and corporate commercial lawyer in London. With a passion for entrepreneurship, she has founded and built three startups, all of which were deployed on the blockchain. One of these startups was successfully exited.
Ida is also highly regarded as a thought leader in digital assets, CBDC, stablecoin, and blockchain payments. She is frequently invited as a keynote speaker in these areas and contributes her analysis and perspective to the blockchain scene. She also sits on and contributes to various documents for the Global Assets and Cryptocurrency Association, including a recent response to the range of proposals and measures initiated by the US SEC affecting crypto central exchanges and decentralized exchanges.
Her tireless work in increasing and improving women's diversity in the blockchain and Web 3 space has earned her recognition and awards, including the Tatler Asia Front and Female 2023, Global Top 100 Women of the Future in Emerging Tech (2023), and Most Inspirational Women in Web 3 (2022).
Co-Founder & CTO
Roger Latchman (Hon)
Consulate of Georgia - Johannesburg
Roger has earned the designation of Chartered Director (CD-SA), and is an internationally Certified Compliance and Ethics Professional. He is an alumni of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (Austria).
To strengthen his international business knowledge, he completed the Global Executive Development Programme (GEDP) at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS). He holds a Master of Laws degree in International Commercial Law from the University of Salford, Manchester, UK. He has also attended the Applied Directorship Programme at Sirdar.
He currently serves on B20 India 2023 Action Councils and previously served on the Integrity Task Force of the B20 Italy and B20 Indonesia Roger is the current Vice-Chairman: Africa of the World Innovation Technology & Services Alliance (WITSA initially from 2009 serving in several offices including that of the Deputy-Chairman.
He is an active member of the Bretton Woods Committee, a committee that champions global efforts to spur economic growth, alleviate poverty and improve financial stability.
He serves on the board of the French-South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry and he is the Deputy-President of the Information Technology Association of SA.
He is a fellow member of the Institute of Directors of both South Africa and of India.
He has spoken at several local and international conferences including the AIM Congress 2023 in Abu Dhabi, European Economic Congress (Katowice), Economic Forum (Krynica), and several other international fora.
He has undertaken business visits to over 60 countries and has been a member of the business delegation accompanying the President of South Africa on several official state missions.
Broadcast Presenter & CMO
After more than a decade in broadcast television with TV3 Malaysia and CNBC, Keith dived into the intersections of technology, gaming and consumer tech services, in marketing and business development roles with multinationals, SMEs and start-ups. He is the Chief Marketing Officer and Head of Publishing for games company GCL Global and an international news presenter for CNA.
Broadcast Journalist/Author/Adjunct Professor
Freda Liu is a Broadcast Journalist, Author and Adjunct Professor. She currently hosts The Shift (a show on sustainability) . She has interviewed thousands of thought leaders from Mohammad Yunus of Grameen Bank to Alex Stubb, former Prime Minister of Finland. She has authored 7 books including the best-selling "How Dare They" and is an adjunct professor for the School of Media, Art & Design at UNITAR International University. She is highly sought after as a moderator for major events.
CEO & Founder
W3 Guild Games
A Why-based" & Purpose driven entrepreneur, coach, mentor & human who stands for Freedom, Happiness & Oneness.
Currently serving as the CEO and Co-Founder of W3GG, Irene Umar started her career as a global international banker that gave her the opportunity to work and live in MENA, India and the SEA. She returned to Indonesia in 2016 and started the first game-focused venture capital in the region when esports was still at its infancy.
She fell in love with the game industry and has become an advocate for the industry since then. She strongly believes that gaming is the birthright of every human - which many of us forgot as we grew up.
Blockchain gaming is the next phase or extension to the gaming industry and she believes that it could unlock the real value of traditional gaming digital economy and help remind many the importance of “play” in life. In addition, she is also excited looking at the current “level-playing” field blockchain industry has to offer. Through W3GG, she aims to centralize as much opportunities as possible for knowledge transfer, self growth and “jobs” within the industry to prepare the community for a decentralized economy and future of works! Centralize to Decentralize!
CEO and Co-Founder
Azran is the CEO of Naluri, a digital health startup that addresses mental health and chronic diseases together, in a preventive, holistic and outcomes-based approach. He was previously CEO of AirAsia X where he grew it from a business plan to a $1billion IPO with 2,500 employees in six years, and CEO of iflix Malaysia which scaled to 20 million users in 20 markets in 3 years. He held prior leadership roles at Astro, Bursa Malaysia and McKinsey. He holds a Masters and Bachelor's degrees in Engineering, from Stanford University. He chronicles his leadership challenges in his book, ’30 Days and 30 Years’. He is an Ironman triathlete.
Digital Agriculture and Drone Technology Ecosystem, MDEC
Rohafiza Abdul Razak
Principal Assistant Secretary
Ministry of Agriculture & Food Security, Malaysia
Rohafiza binti Abd Razak is an administrative and diplomatic officer with 18 years of experience in the public and private sector. With background in Information Technology and Development Studies from the University of Malaya, she currently leads the Agriculture Innovation Section, managing policies, programs, and projects on modernization for the agrofood sector in in the Agricultural Modernization Division, Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security.
Khoo Hock Aun
Director, GROW Centre, Co-Coordinator, Flying Labs Malaysia & Convenor, Farm Robotics Working Group, Flying Labs Network
Flying Labs Network
Currently Co-Coordinator Flying Labs Malaysia, Convenor Farm Robotics Working Group Flying Labs Network
Convenor, Global Sustainability Summits and Dialogues, Initiator, ASEAN/Asia-Pacific/Global Green Chamber of Commerce (www.apacgreenchamber.com)
Currently Director, Green Renewable Organic World (GROW) Centre Sdn Bhd providing:
o advisory for sustainability and waste management projects,
o advisory for sustainable farm systems, aquaculture, and microalgae production,
o use of agriculture biomass for SAF biofuels, biofertiliser and bioproducts,
o development of organic/natural farms, cultural, rural eco-agro tourism enterprises;
o remote sensing applications in precision agriculture utilising AI empowered satellite & UAV platforms.
Advisor, Malaysian FIRST Foundation (www.malaysianfirst.foundation), Member, RSB (www.rsb.org)
Zaliha Mohamad Ali
General Manager for Digital Strategy and Planning
Sarawak Energy Berhad
Zaliha Mohamad Ali is the General Manager for Digital Strategy & Planning in Sarawak Energy Berhad, an energy development company and a vertically integrated power utility with a vision to achieve sustainable growth and prosperity for Sarawak. Zaliha joined Sarawak Energy Berhad in June 2018, when the company embarked on its Digitalisation journey.
Prior to joining Sarawak Energy, Zaliha is a seasoned IT professional with over 26 years of working experience in Royal Dutch Shell, holding various IT roles, including being the Technical Authority and Manager for Hydrocarbon Accounting, whilst working in Brunei Shell Petroleum Company.
Ng Sing Muk
General Manager R&D
Dr Ng Sing Muk is currently heading the Research and Development Department for Sarawak Energy, a vertically integrated power utility and energy development company that serves the state of Sarawak, Malaysia. He is driving technological innovation by focusing on key areas such as distributed energy resources, emerging robotic innovation, environmental sciences, and chemical testing advancement. He is working with a team of diverse background to develop new technologies through design thinking strategy to match local context needs, while emphasising sustainability and best practices. Graduated from The University of Manchester in his doctoral degree, he is passionate about translating research into practical applications, cultivating disruptive innovations, and developing strategies to thrive in the age of technological disruption.
General Manager Methanol Reformer
Methanol Reformer a company part of MMM Group
Oscar Tejedor (53)
Born in Bilbao, Spain
Bachelor Degree in Business Administration
Methanol Reformer General Manager
Board Member in Talde Gestion Private Equity and its affiliates
Post Grade Manager at Basque Country University in 2 Majors : “Human Resources” and “International trade”
Most of his career dedicated for Automotive Business in all the Value Chain always with different and strategic responsabilities;
Car Maker : Volkswagen Group in Germany, Italy and Brazil
Tier 1: System consolidator in Federal Mogul and Delphi
Tier 2: Part Maker in FAE, Guardian Industries
Since March 2023, he becomes General Manager of Methanol Feformer , part of MMM Group with the responsability to set up and launch the newly created business unit, build the business plan, define the expansion of the manufacturing foorprint , close the strategic agreement with Partners (suppliers, customer, investors, prescriptors, etc…) and build the talented team to move forward the Project.
Dr. Chen Shiun
Senior Vice President
Sarawak Energy Berhad
Dr. Chen Shiun is the Senior Vice President for Strategy & Corporate Development in Sarawak Energy. Prior to undertaking this role, he was the Vice President for Rural Electrification overlooking the progress of Sarawak’s rural electrification initiative to ensure full electrification for the State by 2025. Upon joining Sarawak Energy in 2008, he established the research and development department, focusing on improving generation, transmission and distribution system’s performance
and exploring new energy solutions. Dr. Chen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a PhD from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand. Before returning to Sarawak in 2008,
he served as an associate professor with Nanyang Technological University of Singapore for over 10 years.
Ir Dr Karl Ng
Dr. Khoo Sin Keat
iHeal Health Sdn Bhd
Born in Penang in 1963 and an alumnus of the Penang Free School, Dr. David Khoo Sin Keat's academic journey is studded with numerous scholarships and honors. Graduating in 1989 from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia with a Doctor of Medicine degree, he was honored with the University Gold medal. A Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh since 1993, he further honed his expertise as an alumnus of the Mayo Clinic, USA. Driven by innovation, he has pioneered several groundbreaking surgeries in Malaysia, notably the beating heart coronary artery bypass surgery and procedures for treating sweaty palms. With 20 years of experience and over 2000 cases, he stands as a trailblazer in Malaysian medicine, notably revolutionizing the treatment of sweaty palms with a remarkable 15-minute procedure conducted through 5mm incisions.
Besides, Dr. David Khoo is an entrepreneur with a unique blend of medical knowledge and business acumen, dedicated to driving innovation and positive change in the healthcare industry. His work is a testament to the potential for entrepreneurship to create meaningful advancements in critical sectors like healthcare.
Emerging Tech & Cyber security Leader
With two decades of experience, Penny is a trusted advisor to boards and tech investors to advise on emerging technologies, cyber security and digital transformation. She is a director at Radmis Advisory and The Cypher Network, worked with industry giants like Visa, MasterCard, Optus, Telstra, Tata, and the Australian government, along with innovative startups, MedTech and Web3 blockchain ventures.
Penny’s expertise spans telecom, payments, AI, cyber security, Web3 blockchain and digital assets. From designing robust payment networks, to security products, striking the right balance between innovation and security, to successfully leading strategy, product commercialisation and turnaround for 50+ digital projects across enterprise and government. Her multidisciplinary background as a management consultant, solution architect, CISO, and holding a Master of International Business and Law, enables Penny to bring a unique blend of expertise to her clients.
Penny focuses on tech for good, championing diversity, STEM education, ethics in AI, decentralized technologies, and innovation in governance. She serves as a Supervisory Council Member at SingularityNET Foundation, working towards community-led governance. Penny's personal mission is to transform health and aged care.
www.justaskpenny.com - The vision of a futurist, experience of a technologist, mindset of an entrepreneur, and heart of a humanist.
Dr. Madis Tiik, MD, PhD
Tallinn Unversity of Technology
I'm a 57-year-old active family doctor, entrepreneur and health innovator. I have been blessed to be part of some very smart teams with whom we have built great organizations that change the fundamentals of the healthcare sector by making it more accessible and personal. I help governments and businesses shift paradigms. I am also an active ultramarathon runner and grow sheep in my organic farm. I am happily married and a proud father of five great children.
CEO & Managing Director
Fusetec 3d Pty Ltd
Mark is a founding partner and CEO of Fusetec, which he commenced after returning to Adelaide, Australia in 2017. Mark had previously founded and operated several companies within Australia and aboard. However, Mark has always been looking for a global problem to solve and make a positive impact in the world when he identified a gap in surgical training.
Fusetec is an IP centric company, founded to answer the research question, ‘’How Do Surgeon’s Train.’’ Our mission is to improve healthcare outcomes by providing safe, affordable, and effective training alternatives to upskill residents and continually advance surgeon training.
The use of cadavers in surgical training is costly, potentially infectious, highly regulated, with limited access to pathology.
Fusetec now advance manufactures anatomically accurate, fully operable, surgical models for surgical simulation training and recently opened our first 25 bed ‘Advanced Surgical Training Clinic’, in Adelaide.
Dr. Yong Chern Chet
Head of Asia Ecosystem
As the Head of Asia Ecosystem, Chet oversees the development of 22Health Ventures’ Singapore-APAC ecosystem.
Chet brings with him a wealth of diverse professional experience within the specialist healthtech industry. Prior to joining 22Health, Chet served as the ASEAN Healthcare Industry Lead for Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he was responsible for the healthcare go-to-market strategy and the development of key relationships with industry, governmental and other leading healthcare stakeholders; as the founding Chief Operating Officer / Medical Head for Good Doctor Technology, a Southeast Asian region digital health start-up backed by Ping An Good Doctor, Grab & Softbank’s Vision Fund; and as the Chief Innovation Officer for Ananda Development PCL. Under Chet’s leadership, Ananda Development won numerous regional enterprise innovation accolades, including the 24th Asia IoT Business Platform for Big Data and Machine Learning Technology award and IDC’s Asia Pacific Digital Transformation Awards (DXa) under the Operation Model Master category.
Previously, Chet was CEO of the clinical diagnosis / pathology division of Parkway Laboratories, a company in the iHH Holdings group, a leading regional health provider, where he was also a Vice President. Prior to this, Chet held management consulting roles at Deloitte Southeast Asia, including as the Healthcare Industries Sector Leader and as a Director with the Risk Consulting Practice.