Anne Bruning

Line Producer / Unit Production Manager

Anne Bruning is a highly regarded Australian independent Line Producer and Unit Production Manager and has worked in the Australian and international film industry for over 20 years. Anne’s long list of credits includes Australian and International network television series, movie of the weeks to US blockbuster movies. She has worked with award-winning Directors Sir Peter Jackson, Bruce Beresford, John Woo, Stuart Beattie, James Mangold, and Brad Peyton.

Andrew Mason

Producer

ANDREW MASON is a producer with more than 30 years of industry experience in film and television production. He produced New Line’s kafkaesque thriller Dark City in 1998, directed by Alex Proyas. Between 1998 and 2003 he served as producer or executive producer for a string of US studio pictures including the Waschowski brothers’ The Matrix and it’s sequels, Matrix Reloaded and Matrix Revolutions, as well as Red Planet, Scooby Doo, Queen of the Damned, and Kangaroo Jack.

Charlene F. Lake

Sr. Vice President Public Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer, AT&T

Charlene Lake is responsible for leading AT&T’s public affairs organization, philanthropic and volunteerism endeavors, and third-party advocacy program, as well as coordinating signature initiatives that connect social needs with business objectives. Recently, Ms. Lake was recognized by the Texas Diversity and Leadership Conference as one of the most powerful and influential women leaders in the state. She was also recognized as Advertising Person of the year from the Ad Club of New York, and received the Distinguished Woman Award from Northwood University and the Iron Jawed Angel Award from the Luger Excellence in Public Service Series in Washington, D.C.

Joe Flizzow

Malaysian Rapper, Producer and Songwriter

Joe Flizzow is a Malaysian rapper, producer and songwriter. A pioneer and industry leader of the hip-hop music scene in his home country, Joe Flizzow is also widely regarded as an influential figure in Asian hip-hop.

Ming Thing

Entertainer

The Ming Thing a.k.a TMT started out as Ming‟s personal vlog channel on Youtube, which has now bloomed into an entertainment channel produced by 4 guys. They spend their days making short stories, comedy videos or anything and everything about the everyday quirks of life.

Gary Chong

Writer, Speaker

Gary is a commercial director and founder of garychongstudios. He places an emphasis on pushing the boundaries of filmmaking by focusing on the future by creating innovative videos and lecturing on the area of film to the students of Taylors Lakeside University. He also is a frequent filmmaking workshop speaker and an entrepreneur in various industries.

Amy Hashim

Oil and iPad / Mobile Painter, Malaysia

Amy Hashim (born 1971 in Kota Bharu, Malaysia) is an artist creating painting in both digital and traditional technique that allows pieces to show paintings that can be either real or abstract. Her work gained worldwide recognition and was showcased at International conference and exhibitions such as Cave show in Las Vegas by Autodesk University, USA, Mobile Art show in Palo Alto, USA and Digifun in Seoul, Korea.

John Badalu

Producer

John Badalu has been working in the film industry since 2000. He is one of the founders of Q! Film Festival in Indonesia. He has co-produced a few films among them are Parts of The Heart (Paul Agusta, 2012). He is the Festival Delegate for Southeast Asia for Berlin Film Festival and Shanghai Film Festival. He is also working as a consultant for Film Development Council of the Philippines.

Joenathann Alandy

Producer

Joenathann Alandy is a producer/post production supervisor at Outpost Visual Frontier based in Manila, Philippines. He attained his BFA in Film Production from Chapman University and has participated in the Berlinale Talents, Talents Tokyo and the EAVE – Ties That Bind Asia/Europe Producer’s Workshop. Alandy also serves as a delegate (Asia) for the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and as a program consultant for the QCinema International Film Festival.

Justin Deimen

Producer

One of the most successful and prolific young writer-producers in the region, Justin Deimen is currently the co-founder of the Southeast Asian Audio-Visual Association (SAAVA), a non-profit network seeking to unify media producers around ASEAN and is also a member of the EAVE network of European producers. He’s the current Executive Director of the Southeast Asian Film Financing Forum held at the Marina Bay Sands Convention during ScreenSingapore.

Chan Gin Kai

Writer

Gin Kai is a Masters Graduate in Technology Management from the University of Queensland, Australia. He has created, executive produced and produced several award winning feature film projects as well as TV programs for audiences worldwide. Some of the broadcasters he has worked with include Discovery, Animal Planet, CNBC, Modern Times Group, SVT, MediaCorp and many more.

Zung

Award-Winning Photographer

Labelled as the only photographer in Malaysia and probably the world who has experienced shooting weddings in 6 continents and more than 30 countries. Zung is also celebrated as a personal and official photographer for Anthony Robbins. He has said, "Zung is the most amazing photographer, I've ever met".

David J. Steinberg

SVP, Production

With 30+ years in family entertainment, David Steinberg currently serves as SVP, Production for Nickelodeon Animation Studio, where he oversees all Nick and Nick Jr. series production out of the Burbank studio, as well as partnering with development on pilot and shorts production. Steinberg has previously contributed his talents as an executive, producer, and artist to more than twenty major feature animated releases.

Mike Young

Co-CEO, Splash Entertainment

Mike Young is the co-founder and partner of the Company that once bore his name. His first venture into animation came in 1980 when his children's books based on a crime fighting Teddy bear "SuperTed" were picked up by newly founded Welsh Language broadcaster S4C. Today Mike serves as the CEO of the U.S. based Splash Entertainment which also owns a 92% stake in multi-platform Network Kabillion.

Nguyen Hoang Diep

Director/Producer

Born in 1982, Nguyen Hoang Diep is one of the prominent faces among the independent filmmakers in Vietnam. She has become well known for her great love of cinema, which she expressed through many of her short films, TV and documentary series. In 2008, Diep founded VBLOCK Media, an independent studio focused on art film and experimental projects. In 2009, Diep and VBLOCK Media has successfully produced "Bi, don’t be afraid" which won the record number of awards at international film festivals.

Danny Quach

Head of Marketing and Distribution

Danny Quah started his career in the film industry in Vietnam as a Cinema Marketing Manager for MegaStar Media. He then teamed up with Vincent and Dustin Nguyen, to make Fool For Love and Long Ruoi. He was also involved in Victor Vu’s Inferno and Battle of the Brides 1 as the associate producer. Among his achievements is also the collaboration with Dustin Nguyen on Monk of Fire, Ham and Anderson Le on Hollow and Ngo Thanh Van on The Lost Dragon. In his stint in BHD, he was in charge of international acquisition, domestic distribution, international sales, film and cinema marketing and PR. Currently he is a freelancer and working with Roland Nguyen on a film slated for release next August.

Prof. Adrian Cheok

Founder/Director of Mixed Reality Lab

Adrian David Cheok is the founder and Director of the Mixed Reality Lab, Singapore, which aims to push the boundaries of research into interactive new media technologies through the combination of technology, art, and creativity. MXR has made technological advancements that have the potential to unlock the power of human intelligence, link minds globally, accelerate learning, and enhance creativity.

Jinnyboy and Reuben Kang

Founder of Jinnyboy TV

Jin Lim is one half of the Malaysian video-making sensation, JinnyBoyTV. Reuben is part of a football TV show on Astro called “Football Overload” and a part time lecturer for IACT as an Industry Expert. Their partnership startedwhen Jin Lim, founder of Jinnyboy TV asked Rueben to film the interview he had with Jayesslee (a Youtube sensation) when they came to town. Through filming that interview, it sparked the idea of shooting a short film „Ah Wing: Malaysia‟s number one Salesman‟, that went viral overnight.

Benoît Runel

Managing Director

Benoît Runel is taking the helm at the French production division in 2015, after he joined Zodiak Kids in 2014 as Managing Director of Marathon Media and Tele Images. Prior to this Runel joined Zodiak France in 2010 when he was appointed Executive Producer & Senior Vice President of International Drama Zodiak France overseeing English Language co-productions.

Chuck Peil

Head of Business Development & Strategic Partnership

As a founding member of Reel FX, Peil has participated in the studios significant growth over the past 20 years. Reel FX is currently working on a multi-picture deal with director Jorge Gutierrez, including the CG feature film “Untitled Kung-Fu Space Western.” Most recently Reel FX released their CG feature film, "The Book of Life", with 20th Century Fox, directed by Jorge R. Gutierrez and produced by Guillermo Del Toro.

Johnny Lau

Writer, Producer, Creative Entrepreneur, Founder Rojak City and Creator ‘Mr Kiasu’, Singapore

Johnny Lau is a Singaporean artist, famous for his iconic comic series with 12 comic books published and a TV show. Lau graduated from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in architecture, but followed his passion and founded his first studio doing creative projects in 1990. Since then, Lau has been appointed creative director or coproducer of a number of projects with various art and design forms, including publishing, TV, interior design & mentor for youth talents. He was also appointed creative director or co-producer of a number of artistic projects, working with McDonalds, Seven Eleven and Singapore government agencies such as MICA.

Brian Brushwood

Entertainer

Brushwood is known for the series Scam School, a show where he teaches the audience entertaining tricks at bars so they can "scam" a free drink from their friends. In addition to Scam School Brushwood co-hosts the podcasts Weird Things, Too Long Didn't Listen, Cordkillers and Night Attack. Brushwood was also a regular guest on the This Week in Tech podcast.

Marco Tempest

Cyber Illusionist

Marco Tempest is a cyber illusionist, combining magic and technology to produce astonishing illusions. He began his performing career as a stage magician and manipulator, winning many awards and establishing an international reputation as one of the world¹s most unique performers. His interest in computer generated imagery led him to incorporating video and digital technology in his work and the development of a new form of contemporary illusion. The expansion of the internet and social media provided more opportunities for digital illusions and ways of interacting with audiences and creating magically augmented realities.

Denise Alaggio

Executive Producer

Hailing from Sao Paolo Brazil, Denise brings with her an extensive portfolio of experience in the creative industry. She began her career at one of the top innovation consultancy firms, founded by Gary Hamel who is acclaimed as one of the world’s top business minds. With a Masters in Business and a Minor in Psychology from one of the top university’s in Latin America, she has worked with large multinational companies and start-ups alike. From that path she has ventured into the creative arts and has even produced and starred in the Broadway Play ‘Jesus Chris Superstar’ by Andrew Lloyd Webber, as well as a few short movies. Now Denise is on a new journey and has brought her creative spirit to one of the top gaming companies in Malaysia, Mediasoft Entertainment.

Charlene F. Lake

Sr. Vice President Public Affairs and Chief Sustainability Officer, AT&T

Charlene Lake is responsible for leading AT&T’s public affairs organization, philanthropic and volunteerism endeavors, and third-party advocacy program, as well as coordinating signature initiatives that connect social needs with business objectives. Recently, Ms. Lake was recognized by the Texas Diversity and Leadership Conference as one of the most powerful and influential women leaders in the state. She was also recognized as Advertising Person of the year from the Ad Club of New York, and received the Distinguished Woman Award from Northwood University and the Iron Jawed Angel Award from the Luger Excellence in Public Service Series in Washington, D.C.

Johnny Lau

Writer, Producer, Creative Entrepreneur, Founder Rojak City and Creator ‘Mr Kiasu’, Singapore

Johnny Lau is a Singaporean artist, famous for his iconic comic series with 12 comic books published and a TV show. Lau graduated from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles in architecture, but followed his passion and founded his first studio doing creative projects in 1990. Since then, Lau has been appointed creative director or coproducer of a number of projects with various art and design forms, including publishing, TV, interior design & mentor for youth talents. He was also appointed creative director or co-producer of a number of artistic projects, working with McDonalds, Seven Eleven and Singapore government agencies such as MICA.




Malek Ali

Founder, BFM89.9

Malek Ali is the founder of BFM 89.9. Known for bringing new products to the market, he was head of mobile content at Maxis, and head of mobile operations at Yahoo! Southeast Asia. Prior to that, he was one of the pioneering staff of JobStreet, and was a consultant with The Boston Consulting Group in Kuala Lumpur, and a corporate lawyer with Allen & Overy in London.

Doug Scott

Potential VC

Widely known to be one of the top angel investors in the UK having made over 20 investments in the last 2 years, Doug has spent the last decade busy building Internet businesses that today drives millions of visitors around the web, per day. An active mentor at Techstars London, Entrepreneur First and Ignite 100, Doug – in his words: “is always looking for stupidly smart people who are mad to work with, or can work with us”.

James Routledge

Potential VC

James never made it to the corporate world. Instead, he dropped out of university at 20, to raise $1m for his first company Now Native, growing the ad tech startup to a team of 8, serving 50m ad impressions per month. Active and well-connected in the UK startup ecosystem as a regular speaker, contributor and mentor - he's now launching Potential VC in Asia.

Yee Mun Thum

Potential VC

Previously leading content strategy and corporate affairs at Malaysian digital agency VLT, Yee Mun is co-founder of UK-based Scarlett of Soho – the first company in the world selling designer eyewear as a subscription service. Previously Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Potential VC, she has been mentored by Richard Branson in person and now mentors Techstars London and Ignite100 startup teams. She is currently a partner at Potential VC, growing the Potential Female Founder syndicate.

YC Ng

Potential VC

After helping corporates raise billions of dollars in the bond markets, YC traded in his suit for glasses as co-founder of Scarlett of Soho - the first company in the world selling designer eyewear as a subscription service. Now an active mentor at Techstars London and Ignite100, YC is currently a partner at Potential VC, looking to invest in early-stage tech companies with the intention to grow and take them to Series A.

Rahil Bhagat

Writer

Rahil has been one of the top writers at e27 in terms of attracting readership. Extremely talented and sharp with details, he learn things lightning fast and are not afraid to try new ways to reach latest news and figure out new story angles that best suit his readers. As a technology writers who focus on startups, Rahil has been focusing on the exciting world of startups in Asia and been instrumental in helping to grow E27 in recent times. He also contributes to CNET and The Straits Times

Heislyc Loh

Co-Director

Heislyc Loh is the Co-Director of Malaysia chapter for Founder Institute, the world’s largest training ground and launch pad for start-up entrepreneurs in 100 different cities. Heislyc has also founded StartupMamak – a community group for technology start-up entrepreneurs in 2011. Currently, the group boasts of over 3000 members and frequently engages in high-level discussions.

Gwen Yi

Changemaker

Gwen Yi is a young changemaker with a big dream - to revolutionize the way people converge, connect, and communicate. She works with tech startups, social enterprises and youth movements to scale their impact and engage their communities. Some of the organizations she's affiliated with include Kairos ASEAN, Thiel U20,Telenor, McKinsey and UNICEF. When she's not speaking at startup events or facilitating youth camps, Gwen can usually be found reading, writing or food-hunting. (She is Malaysian, after all!)

Choon Yan Tan, CY

Startup Advocate – Asia Pacific

Choon Yan (CY) leads the PayPal and Braintree effort for working with Startups, Accelerators/Incubators and Venture Capitalists across Asia Pacific. CY started his career in Banking under various Banks’ Technology groups but soon moved out. He previously led the supply chain integration team and did data analytics work for Google in California, working with large contract manufacturers and carriers on Google.

Maverick Foo

Co-Founder, KICKSTART.MY

Maverick is the Co-Founder & Events Wizard of KICKSTART.MY – Malaysian’s KICKASS Business Networking Community. Spurred by a little boredom and accidentally combined his passion for entrepreneurship, skills to create inspiring platforms, and connection with mentors and speakers, KIKCSTART.MY has grown from a gathering of 20 people to over 200 in just 3 months! His work at KICKSTART.MY has led him to be part of Mindvalley’s Project Renaissance.