Programme

Conference Agenda

The feel you get when you enter DEMO is unlike any other conference. Each company is given just six minutes on the DEMO stage to truly demonstrate how their product will change the world. No PowerPoint or flashy corporate presentations allowed. Just the founders and the technologies many are staking their careers on. It doesn’t get any more straightforward and fast paced than that.

 


CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

Wednesday, 29 February, 2012

9:00am DEMO Asia Registration Opens
Level 2, Matrix@Biopolis
4:30pm – 6:00pm DEMO Asia Welcome Reception
Hosted by BANSEA and Media Development Authority Singapore (MDA)
Level 4, Matrix@Biopolis

Open to registered DEMO Asia attendees and demonstrators, BANSEA attendees and invited
guests only.

 


Thursday, 1 March 2012

8:00am Registration
Level 2, Matrix@Biopolis
8:45am Guests to be seated by 8:45am
9:00am Welcome to DEMO Asia!

Welcome and Opening Speeches by:

  • Robin Hu, Chairman, Sphere Exhibits
  • Benjamin Ng, General Manager, DEMO Asia
  • Matt Marshall, Executive Producer, DEMO
9:20am Panel “Investing in Asia – Opportunities and Challenges for Startups and Investors”

  • Dr Ni Zhengdong, Founder, Zero2IPO
  • Marc van der Chijs, Co-Founder, Tudou.com
  • Antonny Liem, CEO, Merah Putih Incubator
  • Thai Van Linh, Director, DFJ VinaCapital
  • Professor Wong Poh Kam, Director, NUS Entrepreneurship Centre; Board Director, BANSEA (Moderator)
9:50am DEMO ASIA – Alpha Pitch Program Kickoff!
Overview DEMO’s Alpha Pitch Programme.

  • Jessica Tan, Managing Director, Microsoft Singapore
  • Interview by Neal Silverman, Senior Vice President, IDG Enterprise

Alpha Pitch by sponsored by Microsoft BizSpark:

  • TranscribeMe (New Zealand)
  • Agate Studio (Indonesia)
  • HobbyMash (Philippines)
  • GIO Software Co (South Korea)
  • StyleRocks (Australia)
  • Tapit Media (Australia)
  • Rofarez Solutions (Malaysia)
  • Coworkify (Japan)
  • DocuBuzz (Singapore)
  • Appota.com (Vietnam)
10:20am DEMOfocus on Cloud & Enterprise Technologies
Get a glimpse into promising startups that could to be the next big thing in the cloud and enterprise space.

    Launch

  • Rival Edge
  • Hoiio API
  • Tradesparq
  • e-Xefs
  • Urban Cook
  • Gilcrux
    Alpha Pitch

  • Semantics3
  • iTwin
  • Sheer Industries
  • Aftership
11:20am Cloud & Enterprise Technology Sages
Get valuable perspectives from our panel of experts who will comment on the morning’s
demonstrators and the cloud technology markets. Sages include:

  • Simone Brunozzi, Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services – Asia Pacific
  • Zane Adam, Senior Director, Azure Asia, Microsoft
  • Lim Kuo-Yi, CEO, Infocomm Investment Pte Ltd
  • Matt Marshall, Executive Director, DEMO (Moderator)
11:40am DEMO One-on-One

“Nation as IDM Platform”

  • Michael Yap, Deputy Chief Executive (Regulatory) Executive Director (Interactive & Digital Media Program Office)
  • Interview by Matt Marshall, Executive Producer, DEMO
12:00pm DEMO Asia Showcase Opens
Levels 2, 2M, 3 & 4

Networking Lunch
Sponsored by Media Development Authority Singapore (MDA)
Levels 2, 2M, 3 & 4

2:00pm DEMO One-on-One
Hear from one of Silicon Valley’s most active angel investors.

  • Jeff Clavier, Founder, SoftTech VC
  • Interview by Matt Marshall, Executive Producer, DEMO
2:20pm DEMOfocus on Social and Media Technologies
Check out how the social media companies intend to change the way we live.

    Launch

  • MeSixty
  • Wildfire
  • DropIcon
  • Gamemaki
  • Sageby
  • Teamie
  • Oceans Inc
  • Squiryl
    Alpha Pitch

  • Burpple
  • MyManisku
3:20pm Social and Media Technology Sages
Get valuable perspectives from our panel of experts who will comment on the morning’s
demonstrators and the social media technology market.

  • Jeff Clavier, Founder, SoftTech VC
  • Marc van der Chijs, Co-founder, Tudou.com
  • Vinnie Lauria, Founder, Lefora
  • James Chan, Principle, Neoteny Labs (Moderator)
3:40pm DEMOfocus on Web Technologies
See the promising web technologies that aim to make it big.

    Launch

  • Splaype
  • Hanasake Pictures
  • Studio Ousia
  • Heyawanna Labs
  • BCZ.com
  • Nundino
  • Reventive
  • Fitness Buffet
    Alpha Pitch

  • Epsilon Mobile
  • Playmoolah
  • Ubersnap
4:40pm Web Technology Sages
Get valuable perspectives from our panel of experts who will comment on the afternoon’s
demonstrators and the web technology market.

  • Rebeca Hwang, Co-Founder, Younoodle
  • Erwan Mace, Developer Relations, Google
  • Adriana Gascoigne, Founder, Girls in Tech (Moderator)
5:00pm DEMO One-on-One
Hear from Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA).

  • Robert Kim, Director, Consumer Infocomm, Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA)
  • Joerg Krahnert, Managing Director, Netbiscuits
  • Paul Doherty, President, ScreamPoint
  • Dib Chaudhuri, Co-founder & President, Lakshya Digital
  • Interview by Matt Marshall, Executive Producer, DEMO
5:30pm DEMO Asia – Day 1 Wrap Up

  • Matt Marshall, Executive Producer, DEMO
5:40pm – 7:30pm DEMO Asia Showcase / Cocktail Reception
Hosted by Google

Enjoy a fun evening with great networking at the DEMO Showcase!

 


Friday, 2 March 2012

8:00am Registration
Level 2, Matrix@Biopolis
Breakfast Reception Hosted by Transpacific IP
8:45am Guests to be seated by 8:45am
9:00am Opening Remarks

  • Matt Marshall, Executive Producer, DEMO
9:20am DEMO One-on-One
“The Globalization of Startups”

  • Adeo Ressi, Founder, TheFunded.com / Founder Institute
  • Interview by Matt Marshall, Executive Producer, DEMO
9:40am DEMOfocus on Consumer Technologies
Take a look at promising technologies that intend to break out big with consumers.

    Launch

  • Qooco
  • Innova Technology
  • Business.me
  • PixTelz
  • Hoiio Live
  • Greenpost
    Alpha Pitch

  • CtrlWorks
  • SGK Group
  • OOsome
  • Swordfish
  • Intraix
  • Fiett
10:40am Consumer Technology Sages
Get unique insights from our panel of experts who will comment on the morning’s
demonstrators and the consumer technology market. Sages include:

  • Adeo Ressi, Founder, TheFunded.com/Founder Institute
  • Danny Wilson, Founder & CEO, Pixelmetrix
  • Michelle Guthrie, JAPAC Director of Strategic Business Development, Google
  • Chipper Boulas, Founder & Managing Director, Boulas Ventures (Moderator)
11:00am DEMO One-on-One

  • Simone Brunozzi, Technology Evangelist, Amazon Web Services – Asia Pacific
  • Interview by Chris Shipley, CEO, Guidewire Group
11:20pm DEMO Asia Showcase Opens
Levels 2, 2M, 3 & 4

Networking Lunch Hosted by Exploit Technologies
Levels 2 & 4

2.00pm DEMO One-on-One
“Singapore’s Enterprise Ecosystem and the Role of Exploit Technologies”

  • Philip Lim, CEO, Exploit Technologies Pte Ltd
  • Interview by Matt Marshall, Executive Producer, DEMO
2:20pm DEMOfocus on Innovative Technologies
Take a look at promising technologies set to change the market.

    Launch

  • 3D International
  • Sofshell
  • Terra Barrier Films
  • 9 Degrees Freedom
  • CellSievo
    Alpha Pitch

  • Lyrex
  • Techdrios
  • T.WARE
3:00pm Innovative Technology Sages
Get unique insights from our panel of experts who will comment on the afternoon’s
demonstrators and the innovative technology market. Sages include:

  • Guy Proulx, Managing Director, Transpacific IP
  • Dr Jeff Chi, Managing Director, Vickers Venture Partners
  • Michel Birnbaum, General Partner, iGlobe Partners
  • Amit Roy Choudhury, Technology Editor, Business Times (Moderator)
3:20pm DEMOfocus on Mobile Technologies
Witness the new products that hope to define the mobile landscape.

    Launch

  • Asial Corporation
  • Evvolution Technologies
  • Mobilewalla
  • Flexiroam
  • 2359 Media
  • VitalsTRAK
  • GClue
  • Lobang Club
  • Thatz International
  • SecQMe
  • George Mobile
4:30pm Mobile Technology Sages
Get valuable perspectives from our panel of experts who will comment on the afternoon’s
demonstrators and the mobile technology market. Sages include:

  • Arnon Kohavi, Founder, Yarden VC
  • Dr Gopi Kudrup, CEO, Telekom Malaysia R&D
  • Ed Quek, Director, Platform Strategy, Microsoft
  • Jay Alabaster, IDG News (Moderator)
4:50pm DEMO Alumni – Where Are They Today?
Hear from successful DEMO Alumni companies.

  • DEMO Alumni:
    • Circos (Mario Jobbe, COO)
    • mig33 (Steven Goh, CEO)
    • AtlasPost (Jerry Kuo, CEO)
    • Chris Shipley, CEO, Guidewire Group (Moderator)
5:10pm Appreciation and Acknowledgement for Supporting Organisations/Sponsors/Advisory Committee Members

DEMO Asia Awards Ceremony: DEMOguru Award / DEMO Asia People’s Choice Award

  • Presented by Robin Hu, Chairman, Sphere Exhibits
5:40pm Closing Remarks

  • Chua Wee Phong, Executive Director, Sphere Exhibits
  • Neal Silverman, Senior Vice President, IDG Enterprise
6:00pm – 7:30pm DEMO Asia 2012 Celebrations! DEMO Showcase & Cocktail Reception
Hosted by Ernst & Young

Toast to DEMO Asia’s class of 2012 for their accomplishments.

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Demo Showcase

While the DEMO stage is the place to see each technology unveiled, the Demo Showcase is where the real action is. It’s a perfect environment to network, research, form meaningful and strategic relationships, and—yes—even close some deals. Here, investors and potential partners can get a close up look at the latest trend-setting technologies. It’s not just a place for more face time, but for more eyes on-the-product time.

No demonstrator can dominate the conference with marketing collateral, signage, whiz-bang graphics, and alluring giveaways. The professionally managed and ergonomic Demonstrator Showcase is a level playing field. And there is no bad spot on the floor. Everyone has the same visibility keep the attention laser focused on the products.