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More than 20 opinion leaders and top companies from all over the world

CK Cheng

Founder & CEO, AsiaYo


C. F. Lin

President, Inc.


Michael Shih

Board Director, Taiwan Cyber Athlete Association


Taeyoung Kim

CEO, Webzen


Tsubasa Koseki

Founder and CEO, FACY


Thien Phuong Quang Nguyen

Senior Merchandising Executive–Merchandising Department, Lotte DatViet Homeshopping


Fanko Yim

Co-Founder and CEO, Cirkol


Richard Maaghul

Co-Founder and CEO, ODEM


Peter Wu

CEO, ASUS Cloud Corporation


Hajime Hotta

CAIO, Cinnamon

9:30 ~ 10:00
10:00 ~ 10:20
Grand Opening Ceremony / Opening Remarks
President & CEO, TAITRA / Walter Yeh
Director, Trade Development Division, Bureau of Foreign Trade (BOFT) / Lih-Fen Her
10:20 ~ 12:20
Digital Economic Trends
Robert-Josef Simmeth / Vice President, AI and Blockchain Solutions, Greater China Group, IBM
C. F. Lin / President, Inc.
Hanming Huang / Managing Director of South Asia and Greater China, Criteo
Sandy Shen / Distinguished Research Director, Gartner Inc.
Panel Discussion
Panel Moderator: Hsi-Peng Lu / Professor at National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
12:20 ~ 13:20
Lunch Break
13:20 ~ 15:00
New Outbreaking for the Blockchain
Richard Maaghul / Co-Founder and CEO, ODEM
Will Liu / Chief Business Officer, OwlTing
Sawako Ohno / CEO, AnyPay
Panel Discussion
Panel Moderator: Bruce Chen / Founder & CEO, INSTO
15:00 ~ 16:40
Digital Entertainment
Taeyoung Kim / CEO, Webzen
CK Cheng / Founder and CEO, AsiaYo
Michael Shih / Board Director, Taiwan Cyber Athlete Association
Panel Discussion
Panel Moderator: Jason Lin / Chief Talent, Talent Basket
9:30 ~ 10:00
10:00 ~ 11:20
New Retail Trends
Eve Low / Assistant General Manager, 11street Malaysia
Nguyen Thien Phuong Quang / Senior Merchandising Executive–Merchandising Department, Lotte DatViet Homeshopping
Tsubasa Koseki / Founder and CEO, FACY
Clare Lin / General Manager, Amazon Global Selling Taiwan
11:20 ~ 13:00
Lunch Break
13:00 ~ 14:20
Artificial Intelligence for New Applications
Peter Wu / CEO, ASUS Cloud Corporation
Chi-Yi Kuan / Director of Analytics and Data Mining, LinkedIn
Xiaofeng Wang / Senior Analyst, Forrester Research
Hajime Hotta / CAIO, Cinnamon
14:20 ~ 15:20
New Trends in Digital Marketing Strategy
Terry Iu / Head of Digital Natives, Greater China, Facebook
Fanko Yim / Co-Founder and CEO, Cirkol
Joanna Zhang / Senior Business Development Executive, TripAdvisor

The Organizer reserves the right to modify the program

Robert Simmeth is a Vice President Solutions, IBM Greater China Group from Jul 1st, 2017. Prior to that, he led GCG Cognitive Solutions Team and Industry Solution & Business Development Team. Before he joined GCG, he was Vice President IBM Commerce unit AP, Japan & GCG. Before that Robert was the executive partner and VP Commerce with European IBM Global Business Services as well as FOT Transformation Leader for the Top IBM FOT accounts across Europe. Robert has more than 20 years of industry and consulting experience primarily in Telco, Media and the High Tech Industry. He was a member of the artificial intelligence labs at DESY and AI labs in Germany with focus on cognitive solutions. He held several C Level positions prior joining IBM leading big transformation programs for Fortune 500 companies. Robert is a well-respected thought leader in the cognitive, analytics and digital space.

Robert-Josef Simmeth

Greater China Group, IBM

Vice President, AI and Blockchain Solutions

Richard is a seasoned Silicon Valley entrepreneur with more than two decades of experience in emerging-and-disruptive technologies. A former software provider to Chevron Corp. and a co-founder of ODEM’s education partner Excelorators Inc., Rich is committed to using blockchain technology to make higher education more accessible and affordable.

Richard Maaghul


Co-Founder and CEO

C.F. Lin has been the general manager since the opening of the momo in 2004. Prior to his current position, he worked for Citibank and its affiliated companies for 14 years. He has served as the head of Citigroup Information, the deputy chief financial officer and marketing director, and the head of the service department and spokesperson. He has a complete financial industry qualification. In 1993, he served as deputy general manager of the US-based Health Insurance Life Insurance Company for nearly five years and was responsible for developing the life insurance business of the company.

C. F. Lin Inc


Joanna Zhang is now Senior Business Development Executive from Hotel solution team. Her role here at TripAdvisor is to help hotels in Greater China market to leverage on TripAdvisor’s Hotel solutions to: • Fill more rooms, • Reduce reliance on Online Travel Agents • Build their brand reputation.

Joanna Zhang

North Asia TripAdvisor

Senior Business Development Executive

Sandy Shen is a Research Director with the digital commerce team at Gartner. She specializes in covering commerce technologies, players, market trends and go-to-market strategies. She has an in-depth knowledge of China's e-commerce market and players, as well as its social media space. Ms. Shen helps IT leaders understand technologies, vendor capabilities and market dynamics, and respond to emerging trends and user behavior. Prior to joining Gartner, Ms. Shen worked for Siemens Mobile as a strategic marketing manager. Her primary duties included developing marketing strategies for key carriers and supporting customer-facing engagements.

Sandy Shen

Gartner Inc.

Research Director

Taeyoung Kim graduated from Seoul National University, Department of Business Administration. He has worked for NHN Inc., Korea's largest Internet service companies and NHN Games Inc. In 2009, he was the head of Global Publishing for WEBZEN. In 2012, he served as a CEO of WEBZEN.

Taeyoung Kim



Huang Hanming was appointed as Regional Managing Director for South Asia and Greater China in September 2017. Based in Singapore, his mandate is to provide strategic direction and further accelerate the growth of Criteo’s South Asia and Greater China business. Huang will set and implement Criteo’s growth strategy across South Asia, which includes Australia, China, India, South-east Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan. He will work closely with the regional leadership team to expand the existing customer base, and will also be responsible for strengthening Criteo’s value proposition for businesses in the region throughout the industry.

Huang Hanming


Managing Director of South Asia and Greater China

Peter Wu joined ASUS Group and served as CEO of ASUS Cloud Corporation since 2008. Peter is responsible for ASUS’s development of cloud business and technologies in consumer and commercial markets and builds ecosystems in vertical industry such as education, medical, IoT, and smart city, gradually lead ASUS Cloud to become a leading brand in the field.

Peter Wu

ASUS Cloud Corporation


Since 2009, she has served as the general manager of eBay’s cross-border e-commerce transaction business in Taiwan. she helped Taiwanese manufacturers expand cross-border e-commerce business and become the leading brand of Taiwan B2C cross-border e-commerce. Products are exported to more than 190 countries via the eBay platform. Since December 2016, he has served as the general manager of Amazon's global selling in Taiwan and established the Amazon Taiwan investment team to assist Taiwanese manufacturers to expand B2C (global selling) and B2B (Amazon Business) cross-border e-commerce business. Amazon USA and Japan.

Clare Lin

Amazon Global Selling Taiwan

General Manager

As CEO of AnyPay Inc., Sawako has been providing advisory and support on ICO (initial coin offering) projects and is in charge of development of new blockchain products including the new STO platform AnyPay is planning to release. She has abundant knowledge and experiences in management consulting, digital marketing, data analysis, payment and crypto business. Acquiring Bachelor and Master of Science, Inorganic chemistry from the University of Tokyo, Sawako began her career at the The Boston Consulting Group as a management consultant and advised clients in various industries such as finance, IT and healthcare, before moving to Google as an Industry Analyst. After working as a Project Researcher at the University of Tokyo, focusing on cognitive behaviour research, she joined AnyPay Inc. in 2016 as COO. She became CEO of AnyPay Inc. in June, 2018.

Sawako Ohno



Chi-Yi Kuan is a seasoned big data analytics leader with more than 18 years of industry experience in applying the-state-of-the-art big data analytics and solutions, data science, global risk & fraud management, and sales & marketing effectiveness at both Fortune 500 firms and startups. Chi-Yi is dedicated to helping organizations become more data driven and profitable. He combines deep expertise in analytics and data science with business acumen and dynamic technology leadership. Currently, Chi-Yi is director of analytics and data mining at LinkedIn. Previously, he worked at eBay and DemandTec (an IBM Company). He also advises companies on data science to transform high-throughput data into data-driven business decision-making and is a frequent conference speaker in US and Asia. Chi-Yi holds dual M.S. in Statistics and Engineering-Economic Systems & Operations Research from Stanford University.

Chi-Yi Kuan


Director of Analytics and Data Mining

Tsubasa Koseki, CEO of STYLER Inc. and speaker of Fashion Tech., has founded a brand new retail platform ‘FACY’ with communication commerce function for fashion industry in Japan and Taiwan, and he is now considered as one of the leading roles in retail and Fashion-Tech trends in Asia. Koseki obtained his Master’s Degree from the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies and have further extended his career expertise in finance and e-commerce. His career experiences cover not only in Japan but also overseas, including acting as an imperative role at mobile payment of Amazon Japan.

Tsubasa Koseki


Founder and CEO

Hajime is an AI technologist, an AI strategist and an AI investor. He is also a serial entrepreneur and an early stage investor with a strong academic background in artificial intelligence (AI). Received Ph.D with a study of neural networks in 2008 when he was 25 years old. He started coding when he was 12 years old and implemented his first AI code at 14 years old, which automatically correct simple grammatical mistakes. He was the inventor and product lead of AI-backed Ad Tech at Cirius Tech, which was acquired by Yahoo Japan as a successful deal, and also a CTO at Naked Tech, which was sold to Mixi Japan. He’s Chief AI Officer at Cinnamon, an AI firm headquartered in Japan having raised $9M lately. He is also a partner of, an AI-focused early stage startup investor and accelerator.

Hajime Hotta



Terry Iu is currently Head of Digital Natives in Facebook Greater China. Earlier in his career he worked at media and creative agencies such as Mindshare and GREY. He also worked at Google and was responsible for its DoubleClick business in Taiwan. Terry has deep understanding of utilizing media to influence consumer behaviour. His diversified industry experiences made him one of the few versatile Internet sales and marketing experts.

Terry Iu


Head of Digital Natives, Greater China

Xiaofeng helps B2C Marketing leaders develop effective digital marketing strategies for the Asia Pacific market. Xiaofeng's research focuses on how to better understand the unique social, mobile, and digital behaviors of consumers in Asia Pacific and how to harness digital platforms in the market to drive awareness, engagement, and brand loyalty. She is fluent in English and Mandarin.

Xiaofeng Wang

Forrester Research

Senior Analyst

CEO of Cirkol Limited, founder of OOPS Group Marketing Limited. In his 10-year career, he integrated his expertise in online marketing, advertising and team management to start his own business and began his journey from sales assistant to CEO. He has served as Travelzoo Advertising Sales Assistant, One Media Group Sales Director, Deputy Sales Director, Senior Sales Manager, Assistant Sales Director of, providing comprehensive advertising solutions and working closely with hotels, airlines and other industries.

Fanko Yim


Co-Founder and CEO

Assistant General Manager of Cross Border Trade, Health & Beauty (Merchandise Division) of 11street MY. Aggressively growing the global seller base (Cross Border Trade - CBT) network in all channels, and to achieve revenue target with strategic plans with global sellers. Expanding huge network of commerce & merchants which focus in Korean, Chinese, US, Taiwan and Japanese sellers. Prior to e-commerce platform of 11street, Eve worked as a trade marketer for one of the market leading conglomerate in South Korea, for the health & beauty industry.

Eve Low

11 Street

Assistant General Manager

Jason is the Founder and Chief Talent of Talent Basket, an agile talent curator for the global experience economy. Jason is passionate about creating cool cultures to connect global citizens and empower local communities. He has a strong background in the technology space and has been a frequent advisor to multi-national corporations and government agencies on cross border growth and digital transformation strategy. He has worked with Guam Visitors Bureau, West Virginia Department of Commerce, Discover Financial, Spotify, K-Swiss and China UnionPay. From 2009 to 2011, Jason served as Social Marketing Strategist for MIT Sloan CIO Symposium, the nation's premier CIO event for information technology executives from around the world and leading faculty from MIT. Jason holds a B.S. in Marketing and Finance from Boston College.

Jason Lin

Talent Basket

Chief Talent


Will Liu


Chief Business Officer

Mr. Thien Phuong started his career at Lotte Dat Viet Homeshopping in 2011 and has helped Lotte Dat Viet Homeshopping to collaborate with more than 200 large suppliers such as Philips, Sharp and Samsung to lead the investment in home appliances, fashion, health and sporting goods. The company is very active and has a wide range of roles such as product procurement, training instructors, program hosts and program producers. Mr. Thien Phuong's current role is the company's senior purchasing manager.

Thien Phuong Quang Nguyen

Lotte DatViet Homeshopping

Senior Merchandising Executive–Merchandising Department

Bruce Chen holds a Master in computer and mathematics from Teesside University and an EMBA from National Taiwan University. He plays multiple roles, including a hot cake for startups, a Chief Strategy Officer of international companies, a company owner, an artist, and once a university professor. He is currently the founder and CEO of INSTO.

Bruce Chen


Founder & CEO

Hsi-Peng Lu is currently a Distinguished Professor of Information Management Department of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology. He is also an e-commerce expert in Taiwan and an information management scholar. He is good at writing stories about life and new trends in technology and business, etc. With a humor manner, he turned blunt e-commerce into an interesting thing.

Hsi-Peng Lu

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Distinguished Professor

Prior to AsiaYo, CK was Head of Research at CLSA specializing in the high-tech sector and also served as Investment Manager in AsiaTech Ventures. Closely observing the evolution of the industry and noticing a growing need, CK founded AsiaYo in 2013.

CK Cheng


Founder & CEO

Michael Shih, the Board Director of Taiwan Cyber Athlete Association, the Diablo Ⅱ champion on US west server and the honorary member of Blizzard Entertainment Asia. He also hosted the first e-Sport TV show 《Gaming Hacker》in Taiwan. In order to promote Taiwan e-Sport industry and cultivate professional e-sports talents he has established Taiwan Cyber Athlete Association. Meanwhile, Michael is a well-known Taiwanese singer.

Michael Shih

Taiwan Cyber Athlete Association

Board Director

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