Judges

Aaron Au

Editor at HK01.com

HK01.com

Aaron Au, a renowned expert on mobile telephony in Hong Kong, is currently working as Editor for the technology section of HK01.com. He had a reputation of delivering exclusive sneak previews on yet to be announced devices when working as a reporter in his early career. Aaron is a member of the judging panel of GSMA Global Mobile Awards since 2010, and was also a member in the judging panel of the previous GSMA Asia Mobile Awards. In the past 10 years, Mr. Au has been taking different roles in the development of mobile telecommunications industry in Hong Kong, which includes working in some of the major network operators, and as a member of the press. Mr. Au has completed his Bachelor degree in Communication Studies from York University in Canada.

Ajay Sunder

Vice President at Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan

Ajay Sunder is Vice President, ICT at Frost & Sullivan, Asia Pacific. He is responsible for Frost & Sullivan’s Telecom research and advisory services across the region.
Ajay was previously with the Consulting team and has worked with telecom operators, regulators and government bodies in the region. He has led strategic consulting projects on market entry strategy, new services/product roadmap for some of the leading telecom operators/vendors in the region.
Ajay is also frequently featured in leading media, namely Bloomberg, Channel News Asia, CNBC, BBC, Singapore Business Times and Straits Times.
Prior to Frost & Sullivan, Ajay worked as Investment Manager with New Zealand Trade & Enterprise, the economic development agency for New Zealand in promoting investments in ICT sector and raising Capital for the New Zealand tech start-ups.
Ajay earned his Bachelor of Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering, and MBA from the Indian Institute of Management – Calcutta, India.
Ajay is also a Chartered Alternative Investment Analyst ( CAIA)

Alfie Amir

Senior Analyst at Current Analysis

Current Analysis

Alfie Amir is a senior analyst in Current Analysis Group. He is responsible for research, consulting and analysis focusing on market and technology trends, competitive analysis and account-based intelligence for ICT spending and modeling future investments. He also works across several trackers (e.g., fixed, mobile and IT) providing market sizing, forecasts and insights across the region. Alfie is quoted regularly in trade press and is a regular speaker at conferences, workshops and other industry events.

Alfie brings over 8 years of experience in telecommunications and the ICT industry. Prior to joining Current Analysis, he led the ASEAN telecom research at IDC. He also managed a local team and provided guidance to telcos and vendors in region as well as delivered various custom projects. Alfie also worked for a Malaysian carrier leading various field trials on emerging technologies. He developed a technology roadmap based on internal business requirements and end-user demands. Alfie is based in Kuala Lumpur and holds a Master’s Degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Southampton, UK.

Amrish Kacker

Partner, Head of Asia-Pacific Strategy Consulting at Analysis Mason

Analysys Mason

Amrish leads Analysys Mason’s Operator Strategy Consulting work in the Asia–Pacific region. He has been with Analysys Mason since 2000 and moved to Singapore in 2006 from Analysys Mason’s Cambridge office in the UK.

Amrish specialises in supporting board-level investment and strategy decision making in the telecoms sector. He has more than 17 years of telecoms and media experience with operators, regulators and financial institutions across Asia–Pacific, the Middle-East, Europe and Africa.
He works extensively with mobile operators in the region and has been involved in a range of projects covering 4G strategy, Spectrum valuation, Network sharing, Digital services Initiatives and Pricing for Data Profitability. He has recently supported several regional operators in developing their 4G business cases and successfully acquiring spectrum, including IoT. Amrish has also undertaken several due diligence projects focusing on wireless operators and internet services companies, also in the payments space.
He has a diverse background having worked for a large European strategy consulting firm for 3 years as well as having spent more than 5 years in sales and marketing with Unilever. Amrish holds an engineering degree in Computer Science from BITS, Pilani, and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Anshoo Nandwani

Vice President and Principal Analyst at Greyhound Research

Greyhound Research

Anshoo is the Futurist, Co-Founder & CHRO of Greyhound Knowledge Group, a Global Strategy & Transformation Research, Advisory & Consulting Group. She also serves as VP & Principal Analyst of Greyhound Research, a Global, Award-Winning, Independent Technology & Innovation Research, Advisory & Consulting firm. Anshoo works closely with IT Decision Makers such as CHROs, Chief L&D Officers (CLDOs), CIOs among others to help them audit, strategise and redefine technology and innovation outcomes.
Passionate about technology and innovation, Anshoo has gained repute by contributing to numerous thought-provoking research notes that have been rated in Global Top 5. Highly sought after by the media, Anshoo is frequently quoted across both mainstream and online news portals like Economic Times, HT Mint, Hindu Business Line among others. Anshoo also features regularly as the jury in multiple Global CxO awards including the likes of Asia Mobile Awards 2017.
Before joining Greyhound Research, Anshoo amassed 18 years of global experience working for organisations like Thomson Reuters, Canon, Zee Telefilms in a variety of people-centric roles. During this time, she has led complex global assignments to help organisations establish vertical-specific processes and strategise & implement people-centric technologies for Experience & Engagement Outcomes. This hands-on experience gives Anshoo a true practitioner’s view.
Anshoo holds a Bachelors degree from Delhi University and is a university topper. She also holds a Masters in Information Technology with a specialisation in learning & development technologies.
Anshoo is a true wanderlust at heart, and loves travelling and seeking new adventures. She is also an aero sports enthusiast and is a ‘frequent flyer’ with an international Zipline tour company.

Aravind Venugopal

Vice President at Media Partners Asia

Media Partners Asia Consulting

With over ten years of experience in media and telecoms, Aravind is focused on research and consulting services across advertising, broadcasting, digital media, pay-TV, telecommunications, and video & broadband technology sectors.

Aravind’s geographical expertise stretches across all of Southeast Asia, India, Australia, Japan and Taiwan. He also specializes in corporate strategy, market & consumer research, asset appraisal and M&A-related commercial & technical due diligence as well as IPO-related independent media consultant (IMC) work.

He has spoken and presented at a number of key trade and industry forums and presents regularly for clients and internal events hosted by media & telecom companies. Aravind is based in Singapore.

Audrey William

Head of Research at Frost & Sullivan

Frost & Sullivan

Audrey William is the Head of Research at Frost & Sullivan’s Australian and New Zealand ICT Practice. She leads a team of analysts in the areas of Enterprise Communications, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Mobility, IoT (Internet of Things), FinTech and Connected Industries.
Audrey started as one of the pioneers at Frost & Sullivan as the company began its expansion into Asia-Pacific in 2000. Her years with the firm has taken her from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, and seen her building and mentoring a team of analysts across geographies in Malaysia,Singapore. South Korea and Australia. Throughout her tenure, she has acquired expertise in areas such as Unified Communications, Cloud Computing, Digital Signage, Contact Centres, Social Media, Wearables, Enterprise Mobility, FinTech and IoT (Internet of Things)
She is often consulted for her strategic advice by leading ICT vendors and service providers. Audrey is also often invited to speak at ICT conferences and has presented at over 100 conferences in the region. Additionally she has also presented her research findings at several universities in Australia. Her articles, views and opinions are also frequently featured in leading trade publications and dailies such as CIOworld, The Australian, Sydney Morning Herald, Computerworld and the WallStreet Journal.
She is an honours graduate of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administration (ICSA) from the UK, and has been awarded her Associateship. She also holds Diplomas in both Management Accounting and Financial Accounting from the London Chamber of Commerce Institute (LCCI). Prior to joining Frost & Sullivan, Audrey worked at IDC and a UK based ERP software company

Bengt Nordström

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Northstream

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Bryan Ma

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IDC

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Chenyu Cui

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IHS Markit

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Chris Lane

Senior Analyst and Managing Director – Asia Pacific Telecommunications Bernstein Research

Sanford C Bernstein

Chris Lane is the Senior Analyst at Bernstein covering Asia-Pacific Telecommunications. He joined the Hong Kong office of Bernstein in 2012. From 2008 to 2012, Chris was Director of Corporate Strategy for the Vodafone Group (based in London), and from 2006 to 2007, was the Chief Strategy Officer for the SingTel Group based in Singapore. Prior to making the leap to the corporate world, Chris was a Senior Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, where he served telecommunications and other clients across the Asia-Pacific region. Chris holds both an HBA and an MBA from the Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario in Canada.

Colin Miles

VP, Global Sales & Marketing, & GM, APAC for Minimob Pte Ltd, Singapore. MEF Asia Chair Emeritus: Mobile Ecosystem Forum. President: Mobile Alliance, Singapore. Co-organiser: MobileMonday, Singapore

Minimob

Colin is a seasoned mobile media entrepreneur, who leads the Asia-Pacific app marketing business for minimob, which is a performance-advertising specialist; with sales offices and technical support in Argentina, Athens, Bangalore, Berlin, Mumbai, San Francisco, Singapore and Warsaw.
With a pioneering career spanning all things Mobile, he has presented at many conferences; including the Mobile World Congress (Barcelona), Global Mobile App Summit (Jakarta), the MEF Global Forum (San Francisco) – as well as at the GMIC (Beijing).
He was Chair of MEF Asia (the Mobile Ecosystem Forum) serving four consecutive terms of office (2011-2015). For his services to the industry, he was granted the honorary title ‘MEF Asia Chair Emeritus’ by the London-based association. Closer to home, Colin was voted-in as President of the Mobile Alliance, Singapore – and helps organise MobileMonday too.
In recent years, he has been a regular member on the Judging panel for various elite annual industry awards; including the Asia Communication Awards (TotalTele), the World Summit Awards (UN-WSIS) and the GSMA’s very own global mobile awards – or “Glomo’s” for short!

David Swan

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The Australian

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Dr Cristian Birzer

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University of Adelaide

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Frank Rayal

Founding Partner (at Xona Partners)

Xona Partners

Frank Rayal is founding partner at Xona Partners, a boutique management and technology advisory firm specializing in telecom, media and technology. He worked over the last 20 years to bridge the divide between technology and market by leading new product introductions for startups and established companies. Frank co-founded small-cell backhaul pioneer BLiNQ Networks. He held senior product management, marketing and business development positions at Ericsson, Redline, and Metawave. He holds a BS in electrical engineering from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, and an MASc in electrical engineering and an MBA from the University of Toronto, Canada. He is a senior member of IEEE, and a member of Professional Engineers Ontario.

Girish Trivedi

Co-founder and Director with Monk Consulting

Monk Consulting / Shape Foundation

GIRISH is Co-founder and Director with Monk Consulting and is responsible for building the Firm’s presence in the region. Monk Consulting has been named
Top 25 Most Promising Business Consultants – 2016 by Consultants Review,
Top 50 Most valuable Consultant Companies in India -2016 by Insights Success
Top 10 Best Startups Consultant Companies in India 2016 by Silicon India

Prior to his current role He was Director –Asia Pacific with Pyramid Consulting and before that Head ICT consulting Practice with Frost & Sullivan for MENASA (Middle East North Africa South Asia –including India)

Girish has been associated with business planning, research and consulting across communications vertical for 17 years. He has been involved with numerous proprietary engagements in India, and Asia Pacific with leading companies. He has been able to acquire international experience of working on Consulting engagements in Asia Pacific, Middle East North Africa and UK & North America.

Girish has also worked with leading telecom companies and consulting companies (Bharti Airtel, Gartner, Hughes Tele.com, Analysys Mason, Netdecisions) across strategy and planning functions.

Girish is a regular speakers at various forums and conferences including CEO and CIO conclaves Girish has received acclaim for his research through Papers (CII, Stanford Technology Ventures, ASSOCHAM etc.), Industry reports (As Analyst with Gartner, Frost etc.), articles and quotes published in leading industry associations publications and business newspapers such as Financial Times, Economic Times and Voice and Data and other leading international publications like New York Times, Financial Times, CNBC TV18 NDTV PROFIT, CommsMEA, Business Standard, LiveMint

Girish is also a certified Six Sigma Professional from IIT Delhi and has undergone one year certificate program in Leadership and Management from IIM Calcutta

Gloria Jun Zhang

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Horizon Research Consultancy Group

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Guang Yang

Director, Network and Service Platforms

Strategy Analytics

Guang Yang is based in Beijing, China providing deep insights into the operator, service provider, regulatory and device dynamics in this critical market. Mr. Yang brings over 15 years of experience in the mobile communications industry to Strategy Analytics and its customers.
Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, Mr. Yang worked in some well-known telecom players. His experience covers research and development, standardization and strategic analysis for 3G/4G, spectrum, emerging wireless technologies, and the development of industrial cooperation. Mr. Yang will Support consulting project execution with Chinese clients, Research and write about the Chinese and other Asian markets, expand relationships with Chinese operators, regulators and media players.
Mr. Yang received his BE and ME degree on telecom and information system from Beijing University of Posts and Telecommunications.

Gwendolyn Regina Tan

Director of Strategy and Business Development, Asia Pacific

Mashable, Asia

Based in Singapore, Gwen is an entrepreneur, angel investor and community leader focused on technology startups in Asia. She built and sold SGEntrepreneurs to Tech in Asia, where she continues to track innovation in some of the world’s largest markets. Prior to that, she ran a seed fund with three exits to date. and still angel invests, with a portfolio that includes Oddle.me and ShopBack. Gwen has lived in Singapore, Vietnam, and the US, given talks across Asia, Europe and the US, speaks 3.25 languages, loves physics, travelling, dance and extreme sports.

Hugh Ujhazy

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IDC

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Jason Low

Analyst

Canalys

As an Analyst based in Shanghai, Jason Low leads the Wearable Band Go-To-Market Analysis, and Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality Analysis services. He also researches and analyzes the broader mobility industry. Focusing on the qualitative analysis of vendor strategies and market dynamics, Jason provides insights into the global wearables market, with a particular focus on wearable bands and eyewear. He also supports the production of data for quarterly estimates and forecasts, and tracks the development of wearables, VR headsets and smartphones.

Prior to joining Canalys in September 2014, Jason worked as a technical support engineer for Sykes, handling multiple accounts, including Samsung Mobile Application & Services and HP Consumer Desktop, for Singapore, Malaysia and other countries. Before relocating to Shanghai, Jason worked as an Accounts Specialist for IBM Global Financing Malaysia, supporting the South Korean market. He graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from Hanyang University in Seoul. He is fluent in English, Mandarin, Malay and Korean.

Jun Wen Woo

Analyst, Mobile and Digital Media

IHS Markit

Jun Wen is a media analyst at IHS Markit. Her research and analysis focuses on digital video market in the Asia Pacific region. She plays a key role in forecasting trends in the countries for which she is responsible for. She also covers the mobile content and services market, where her research and analysis include studies on mobile operators and media companies’ mobile content strategies, the impact of over-the-top messaging and communications apps and how mobile content providers can best monetize mobile media. As a frequent industry commentator, Jun Wen has been quoted by publications such as Associated Press, Forbes India and Gulf News.

Jusy Hong

Principal Analyst, Mobile Devices & Mobile Media

IHS Markit

Jusy Hong is responsible for mobile devices, networks and media in the Asia Pacific region, covering mobile handset shipment, production, technology & media trends as well as companies’ strategies. Jusy also coordinates wider consumer electronics research in Asia. In his previous roles at IHS, Jusy was a leading analyst of TV research in IHS for 7 years, when he was responsible global demand, technology and eco-system analysis of television and PDP panel research as well as large area LCD panel.

Jusy joined IHS in 2004 as an analyst started working on the global monitor market, PDP and public information market. Jusy’s work is concentrated in the areas of demand forecasting, competitive analysis, pricing and new technology trend analysis. He also serves as project manager for numerous consultancy projects around displays technology, market and consumer trend, feasibility study and cost analysis for industry leading manufacturers, government institutions and investment companies.

He frequently speaks at major industry events around the world such as including SID, KDC, IMID. Based in South Korea, Jusy speaks fluent Korean, English and Japanese and has a broad network of key contacts in Korea and Japan.

Karissa Chua

Consumer Electronics Analyst

Euromonitor

Karissa Chua specializes in Consumer Electronics at Euromonitor International. As the industry analyst, Karissa oversees the company’s annual research initiatives in over 46 countries and provides in-depth data and analytical insight across the consumer electronics market such as connected devices (smartphones, wearables, and computers), in-home entertainment and the smart home.

In her global role, Karissa covers the competitive landscape, key industry trends, impact of changing consumer behaviour on the industry and the growth potential of emerging technologies. Karissa actively publishes her opinions and analysis on trends and developments influencing the growth of consumer electronics across the regions. Her contributions can also be found in respected publications such as CNN, Wall Street Journal, CNBC, BBC News and The Japan Times. She also regularly engages in discussions with leading electronics players.

Prior to her current role, Karissa held a global position at a market intelligence provider where she was heavily involved in the quarterly market sizing, forecasting and identifying the growth opportunities for manufacturers and channel partners in the computers and enterprise security market. Karissa graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Economics) from the National University of Singapore.

Kia Ling Teoh

Analyst, Advertising and TV Media

IHS Markit

Kia Ling specializes in advertising and television media. Her research and analysis includes studies of media companies’ advertising and content strategies.
In addition to her topical expertise, Kia Ling also specializes in the Asia Pacific region, where she tracks advertising revenue and TV programming spend by country, forecasts trends and authors reports.
She has contributed to a number of consultancy projects on subjects ranging from mobile native advertising to the growth of online video content.
Kia Ling is based in Penang, Malaysia and speaks English, Chinese Mandarin and Malay.

Kitty Fok

Managing Director

IDC China

As IDC China’s managing director, Kitty Fok leads the IDC China Business Unit with a team of over 50 specialized analysts and oversees all research processes for the Greater China region. Kitty’s expertise includes an in-depth understanding of the IT market with a focus on emerging markets, China government agenda, as well as the fundamentals of forecasting, business development, and strategic planning/analysis. Since joining IDC in 1996, Kitty’s involvement in Asia/Pacific PC market analysis and end-user research has contributed to numerous region-wide consulting efforts, specifically in the area of hardware computing trends in Asia/Pacific.

Amongst her numerous accomplishments, Kitty has refined and maintained database and forecasting models for IDC’s PC Tracker programs and end-user research in Asia/Pacific, enabling clients to identify market opportunities, understand competitive strengths and weaknesses, and develop effective business development models. Pioneering innovative research in IDC, Kitty has offered in-depth analysis of China’s PC market by sub-regions, and conducted extensive analysis that provided clients with the tools they required to further understand and penetrate the vast and highly diverse China market. As a developer of market-specific competitive strategies, including target market selection and sales strategies, Kitty has served as an invaluable asset to key IDC clients. She has created numerous vendor profiles which helped clients identify success strategies in marketing, sales and channel management, and these have also been frequently deployed to assist clients in refining their go-to- market strategies.

Fluent in English and Mandarin, Kitty is a frequently featured speaker at various industry events and she has been invited to appear on BBC, Bloomberg, CNN and CNBC. Her opinions have also been published in publications including the Asian Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, Computer World, and China Daily.

Kitty works closely with clients such as IBM, HP, Dell, Lenovo, Microsoft, Intel, AMD, Toshiba, Fujitsu, Samsung, Apple, Acer, Cisco, Oracle, SAP, Huawei, China Mobile, and Government, to deliver in-depth analysis and dependable client advice.

Prior to joining IDC, Kitty was an analyst with Gartner Dataquest.

Kitty has a Higher Diploma in Mathematics, Statistics and Computing, from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and a Master’s of Science in Management Science (Operational Research) from Lancaster University, United Kingdom.

Laura Eldon

ICT in Programme Humanitarian Advisor

Oxfam

Laura is an advisor on applications of Information Communications Technologies in Oxfam’s humanitarian response and longer-term resilience building programmes. She has worked on a number of initiatives including developing new and innovative methodologies around Protection information gathering in Jordan and the Philippines, leading cross-departmental streams of work focusing on mobile data collection and GIS, and project managing a collaboration with World Vision to pilot their LMMS digital beneficiary management technology. She is managing a three-year strategic grant focusing on scaling up ICTs in humanitarian programming across the project cycle and works across Oxfam’s Global Humanitarian Team to drive forwards the organisation’s ICT in humanitarian programmes strategy.

Laura began working for Oxfam in 2004. She initially worked in digital communications, where she held a number of posts, before shifting to focus on the use of ICTs in programme. Laura has been seconded to work in a number of emergency responses in information management and communications roles in locations across the Middle East, East Africa and Asia.

Malcolm Rogers

Analyst – Technology

GlobalData

Based in Sydney, Australia, Malcolm Rogers is an Analyst with Global Data. He is responsible for delivering research and consulting projects leveraging research and analysis from across the Global Data technology group. Malcolm offers impactful market data and insight to enterprise buyers, service providers and the vendor community across Asia-Pacific. Current areas of focus include telecommunications networks and services, mobile markets, and enterprise ICT services. He specializes in the analysis of the enterprise communications and technology markets across the countries in Asia-Pacific with a focus on Australia. Malcolm is also in charge of modeling and forecasting demand and service revenue for fixed, mobile and pay-TV services on a quarterly basis, and regularly publishes research and analysis on key country, regional and global trends on telecommunications networks and digital services. He also contributes to custom and consulting projects in Asia Pacific.

Before joining Global Data in 2013, Malcolm worked at Salus Capital Partners in Massachusetts, where he was responsible for due diligence, capacity modeling and credit portfolio maintenance for clients generally in the retail industry. Malcolm holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics as well as in Biology from Boston College.

Mark Zawacki

Founder of 650 Labs and Milestone Group

Milestone Group

Mark is the Founder of 650 Labs and Milestone Group. Since 2001, he has led/supervised engagement teams on more than 300+ clients globally, working a myriad of growth and revenue-related initiatives including corporate strategy, innovation, business and corporate development, alliances/partnering and organisational transformation. To date, he has worked in over 80 countries globally. His clients span financial services, mobile/telco, retail, media, automotive, healthcare, technology and energy sectors and have included Toyota, Standard Life, JPMorgan Chase, Union Bank of Switzerland, Rabobank, MasterCard, Tata, Zurich Insurance, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, AstraZeneca, Eli Lilly, Shell, Telstra, IAG, Volkswagen Group, Novartis, Microsoft, McDonalds, Cisco, Intel, SAP, NTT, Fujitsu, GSMA, Volvo, SITA, Norsk Hydro, Occidental Petroleum, Turkcell and Swisscom.
Mark led a two-year landmark research study which identified the dramatic cultural, organizational and leadership differences between Silicon Valley giants and typical listed companies globally, and what traditional incumbents need to do in order to increase the pace real innovation, drive much higher levels of employee engagement and re-vitalize their business strategies.
Prior to founding both 650 Labs and Milestone Group, Mark spent nearly a decade as a strategy consultant with the CSC Index, the strategic management consulting division of Computer Sciences Corporation (CSC). Variously based in Amsterdam, London, Sydney and San Francisco, Mark’s consulting at CSC Index focused on corporate strategy, organizational change and leveraging technology for business impact.
Mark is a frequent speaker, panelist and moderator at industry conferences globally. Mark is also an Adjunct Professor of Strategy at CEDIM in Monterrey, Mexico and an occasional guest lecturer at leading business schools globally including Stanford, London Business School, Wharton & INSEAD.

Neha Dharia

Senior Analyst at Ovum

Ovum

Neha Dharia is a Senior Analyst in Ovum’s Consumer Services research practice, with a focus on mobile media, social networking and communications. Neha drives Ovum’s messaging and OTT communication research stream and has written a series of reports around the impact of OTT on SMS creating thought leadership in the industry. Her other work includes market sizing, forecasting and in-depth research on topics such as location, digital games industry, mobile payments and mobile VAS. Neha’s research is frequently quoted in the international press and often contributes to the broadcast media. Her reports have been instrumental in driving change and creating thought leadership especially in the messaging industry.

Throughout her career she has written numerous customer-focused reports covering various aspects of the telecoms industry, including: Future of mobile messaging, Casualties of Social Messaging, Counteracting the Threat of Social Messaging, Mapping Mobile Payments and Digital Games Outlook: Asia-Pacific.
Neha’s experience in consultancy includes projects with leading mobile network operators, OTT players and vendors. This experience has enabled her to gain a deeper understanding of consumer needs in terms of wireless content and value-added services, and the consequent conversion of these needs into market opportunities for the client. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics as well as a Master of Science degree in Development Studies.

Neil Shah

Research Director, Devices & Ecosystems

Counterpoint

Neil is a sought-after frequently-quoted Industry Analyst with a wide spectrum of rich multifunctional experience. He is a knowledgeable, adept, and accomplished strategist. In the last 12 years he has offered expert strategic advice that has been highly regarded across different industries especially in telecom. Prior to Counterpoint, Neil worked at Strategy Analytics as a Senior Analyst (Telecom). Neil also had an opportunity to work with Philips Electronics in multiple roles. He is also an IEEE Certified Wireless Professional with a Master of Science (Telecommunications & Business) from the University of Maryland, College Park, USA.

Nicole McCormick

Practice Leader, Broadband and Multiplay at Ovum

Ovum

Nicole McCormick is Ovum’s Practice Leader, Broadband and Multiplay, based in Australia. She leads Ovum’s research and analysis on consumer mobile communications, including operator strategies around bundling, tariff strategy, and data monetization. She provides strategic advice to wireless operators, vendors, and regulators. Her remit also extends to overseeing the future development of high-speed fixed broadband networks from an operator strategy perspective. She also oversees Ovum’s Consumer Insights research format and agenda. Nicole has over 20 years of experience in the telecoms and media sector, as analyst and journalist. Her recent work includes: Broadband Bundle Subscription Forecast: 2016-21, Digital Consumer Insights 2017: Multiplay analysis, and Video Tipped to Join Voice as the Next “Basic” Service. Nicole has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Queensland, where she has majors in Economics and Journalism.

Nipun Jaiswal

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KPMG

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Per Dahlberg

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SpringPoint

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Peter Richardson

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Counterpoint Research

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Petroc Wilton

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Commsday

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Phil Morle

Chief Startup Scientist - Bitzfabriek

Pollenizer

Phil Morle is an entrepreneur and executive with an unparalleled experience leading organisations in a time of disruption. As the founder of Australia’s first Silicon Valley style incubator, Pollenizer, Phil played an instrumental role in developing the startup ecosystem across Asia Pacific and has advised some of the world’s biggest organisations on practical ways to deliver new growth and the cultural change that is required to get there.

Richard Lai

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Engadget

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Rushabh Doshi

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Canalys

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Sanchit Vir Gogia

Chief Analyst & CEO, Greyhound Research

Greyhoundv Research

Sanchit is the Chief Futurist, Founder & CEO of Greyhound Knowledge Group, a Global Strategy & Transformation Research, Advisory & Consulting Group. He also serves as Chief Analyst & CEO of Greyhound Research, a Global, Award-Winning, Independent Technology & Innovation Research, Advisory & Consulting firm.

Given his expertise in technology, Sanchit also doubles up as the CIO for Greyhound Knowledge Group companies. In his other avatar, Sanchit is an Advisor To The Board (for Digital Transformation decisions) of a US$100 Million+ organisation in the Metal Industry.

Sanchit is a globally recognised and reputed IT analyst, consultant and advisor. Known for his passion for technology and innovation, Sanchit has gained repute by authoring numerous thought-provoking reports that have been rated in Global Top 5. He is also the author of the famous technology and innovation insights portal, As Disruptive As IT Gets, that has readership from over 150,000 CXOs and 15 million+ individuals from across 125 countries. The portal has been rated at number 10 in the top 20 global resources for Business IT leaders in 2014 and as one of the 50 Must-Read IT Blogs of 2013 across the globe!

Sanchit’s research and insights have been extensively quoted in globally renowned books, industry reports and journals. His work is also often referenced by companies like Bank of Montreal (Ref 1, Ref 2) among others for their technology and innovation strategy.

Sanchit is a well-recognised expert, commentator and speaker at various global industry events. Highly sought after by the global media, Sanchit is frequently quoted across both mainstream and online news portals like New York Times, Mashable, BBC, Financial Times, CNBC, Economic Times, HT Mint among others. Sanchit also features regularly as the jury in multiple Global CxO awards including the likes of GSMA’s Glomo Awards 2017 and Asia Mobile Awards 2017.

Sherrie Huang

Research Programme Head, Asia–Pacific

Analysys Mason

Sherrie Huang is the lead analyst for Analysys Mason’s Asia–Pacific research programme and is based in our Singapore office. Her research covers the entire Asia–Pacific region, and includes market data and forecasts for 17 key markets, as well as thematic reports covering key telecoms industry trends in the region including IoT/M2M, smart cities, video and multi-play, and enterprise services.
Sherrie has extensive expertise in fixed and mobile services and has covered the telecoms industry from various angles, including strategy, market sizing and forecasting, end-user case studies, cost modelling and regulatory issues. She previously worked at IDC, Ovum and ZTE in various Asia–Pacific countries in product marketing, project management, and research and consulting roles. Sherrie has a master’s degree in computer science from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Xiamen University, China. She speaks Cantonese, English, Hokkien and Mandarin.

Shubhi Tandon

Special Correspondent at Digital Market Asia

Digital Market Asia

Shubhi Tandon is Special Correspondent at Digital Market Asia and BW Businessworld. Fascinated by the evolving digital media industry, she has focussed on tracking developments in the Asia Pacific market on mobile, social and programmatic since 2014. Her interest in digital began with covering the beat for the Indian market as a Correspondent at exchange4media in 2011. Previously, she has worked with India Today and the travel-focused DDP Publications and freelanced with the UK’s The Guardian. She has a Masters in Journalism from Cardiff University and a Bachelor in English Honours from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University.

Stefan Rust

Founder & CEO, EXICON

Exicon

Stefan is the Founder and CEO at Exicon providing companies with the tools and platform eliminating communication mess and complexity to build, manage and promote successful mobile channels.

Stefan is also the Chairman Emeritus of the Mobile Ecosystem Forum and was elected a top 50 Global Mobile Entertainment Executive. As a contributor to the greater digital community Stefan remains engaged with various industry organizations and start-ups around the world.

He previously worked with Sun Microsystems and Siemens and as well as starting up 8 of his own companies in the mobile and technology space. Stefan is fluent in Mandarin and German. He graduated with an MBA from the University of Applied Science in Zurich, Switzerland.
You’ll find Stefan at 5am in the pool training for the world championships or out on his bike training for the “Death Ride”. Follow him on Strava.

Stuart Corner

Freelancer

IoT Australia

Stuart Corner is one of Australia’s most experienced writers and commentators on information technology and telecommunications.

He maintains www.iotaustalia.org.au — the first news site in Australia dedicated to the rapidly growing Internet of Things market and contributes to a number of IT publications.

He started his career in IT journalism in 1984 with IDG working on Computerworld Australia and for over 24 years edited and produced a weekly (and in later years, daily) telecommunications newsletter, Exchange.

In 2010 he received a Lifetime Achievement Award for his work in IT journalism and was made a Life Member of the Telecommunications Society of Australia.

Surjyadeb Goswami

Research Manager at IDC

IDC

Surjyadeb Goswami is a Research Manager with IDC’s APeJ Enterprise Computing Group. Based in Bangalore, India, Surjya leads the Enterprise Storage Systems Group for Asia/Pacific responsible for tracking, market sizing, and analysis of the Enterprise Storage Infrastructure markets. He works closely with a team of IDC’s country analysts across the region to provide clients with the latest trends and comprehensive analysis in the enterprise computing market. Prior to this role, Surjya used to lead IDC’s APeJ Software Defined Networking (SDN) program and has published research papers in that domain. He was also leading the Enterprise WLAN Tracker program for Asia/pacific region.

Prior to joining IDC Asia/Pacific, Surjya was a Manager of Communication Research at IDC India where he was responsible for the research areas pertaining to diverse market segments around enterprise and telecommunication space in India. He was also involved in the launch and development of the city-wise channel-tracking program, covering the entire gamut of enterprise networking equipment. Some of the key new and emerging technologies he tracked include Web2.0 and Online Gaming.

Surjya has represented IDC in many industry leading events as a guest speaker. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management, specializing in Marketing and Systems from EMPI Business School, New Delhi, India.

Tarun Pathak

Associate Director at Counterpoint

Counterpoint Research

Tarun is an Associate Director with Counterpoint Technology Market Research, based out of Gurgaon (near New Delhi). Tarun has 8 years of work experience with a key focus on the evolving mobile device ecosystem with specialties in Emerging Markets. He understands specific mobile industry nuances, helping clients to navigate through the rapidly changing technological trends. As a Telecom Analyst he has been quoted extensively by the leading media platforms. Tarun holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management, specializing in International Business from the Amity International Business School and is a graduate in Physical Sciences from Jammu University, Jammu in the northern Indian state of Jammu & Kashmir.

Tom Kang

Research Director, Seoul, Korea

Counterpoint Research

Tom is an expert in the telecoms industry. At Counterpoint Research, as the lead analyst for mobile devices in Asia, he provides detailed analysis with recommendations to major handset players, mobile operators, software firms, media services, financial firms worldwide. He was the first analyst to provide market share by profit in 2008 revealing the dominance of Apple and downfall of Nokia ahead of industry. This provided the basis to invest in smartphones at a nascent stage for companies like Samsung. Previously he was a celebrated world renowned analyst at Strategy Analytics. Prior to joining Strategy Analytics, Tom worked for LG Electronics within the Mobile Communications Company. He has been in various roles including strategic planning, managerial accounting, overseas operation management and marketing. He is responsible for delivering analysis on various themes around smartphones including platform developments, opportunity assessments, vendor analysis and forecasting. He had emphasized the changing nature of the mobile device industry as a platform for various ecosystems serving content and services at the dawn of the new era.

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TuanAnh Nguyen

Research Analyst

Canalys

TuanAnh Nguyen is a Research Analyst with Canalys based in Singapore, where he works with the mobility team. TuanAnh does quantitative and qualitative analyses on the smart phone, tablet, PC and wearable markets with a primary focus on emerging markets and vendors’ go to market strategies. He also researches industry trends and developments in the Asia Pacific region and has strong interest in e-commerce, mobile payment, artificial intelligence and the app ecosystem. He has been quoted in the media by Forbes, CNN Money, PC World and has appeared on Channel NewsAsia.
Prior to Canalys, TuanAnh worked for a Southeast Asian Internet company Garena as a mobile game product manager where he focused on market research, digital marketing, performance measurement, understanding the Internet market in Southeast Asia and proposing monetization strategies.
TuanAnh graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Statistics and Applied Probabilities, and minoring in Economics. He speaks fluent English and Vietnamese.

Wee Teck Loo

Global Head of Consumer Electronic Research

Euromonitor

Wee Teck leads the global consumer electronics research and supports clients on a broad range of areas, including business transformations, regulatory changes, strategic product marketing and pricing strategy. Internally, he spearheads the research programme, providing strategic trends and market insights to the country research teams.

Wee Teck also advises custom research and online survey teams on broad range of topics like; Internet of Things (IoT), digital millennials, opportunities in emerging markets and Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) launches.

Prior to joining Euromonitor International, Wee Teck worked with hedge fund managers in identifying upcoming technologies for investment. He spent his early career in product management, garnering international awards (including CES Innovation Award).