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TMT Finance Asia 2018

 

Investment strategies for communications, media and tech across Asia
Thursday, February 1, Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore

07.45 - 08.45

Networking Breakfast

 
08.45 – 08.50

Official Opening

 
08.50 - 09.00

TMT Finance- Asia Deal Talk

 

Yedda Wang, Asia Editor, TMT Finance

by Yedda Wang, Asia Editor, TMT Finance

09.00 – 09.15

Visionary Keynote Speech

 
09.15 – 09.30

Visionary Keynote Speech - Investment strategies for TMT

 

by Thivanka Rangala, CFO, edotco Group

  • Speaker

    Thivanka Rangala
    CFO
    edotco Group

09.30 - 10.10

TMT Leadership Panel - Who is leading investment strategy and digital growth?

 

Chaired by Amit Sinha, Managing Director, Global Head of TMT Corporate & Investment Banking, DBS Bank

Vivek Sood, Group CFO, Axiata
Andrew Jordan, Executive Director, President and CEO, AsiaSat
Andrew Kvalseth, Chief Digital Officer, DTAC

More speakers to be announced

TMT Industry leaders discuss the latest investment strategies and changing telecoms and tech business models, and highlight the opportunities and challenges for the future.

• How is the TMT sector changing in Asia and where are the opportunities for growth in 2018?
• What do you see as the most important disruptive innovation and technology for the sector?
• What is the likely impact of consolidation and M&A?
• What do future investment strategies look like for 4G, 5G and new networks and services?
• What are the next best regional opportunities for investment, joint ventures and partnerships?

  • Chair

    Amit Sinha
    Managing Director, Global Head of TMT Corporate & Investment Banking
    DBS Bank

  • Speaker

    Vivek Sood
    Group CFO
    Axiata

  • Speaker

    Andrew Jordan
    Executive Director, President and CEO
    AsiaSat

  • Speaker

    Andrew Kvalseth
    Chief Digital Officer
    DTAC

10.10 – 10.25

Visionary Keynote Speech

 
10.25 - 11.00

Media and Content Panel – Who is leading investment in Media and Content

 

Prashant Gokarn, Chief Strategy and Digital Services Officer, Indosat Ooredoo
Guillaume Sachet, EVP, Strategic Planning, MediaCorp
Shalu Wasu, Managing Director, Eleven Sports Singapore
Chatri Sityodtong, Chairman, ONE Championship

Leaders from media, content and broadcast companies discuss the latest growth and investment strategies, and opportunities for partnerships and consolidation.
• Who is best placed to deliver content and services, and which business models are working?
• How is the Media sector changing in Asia and Globally and where are the growth opportunities?
• What are the best routes to raising capital and where are opportunities for M&A?
• How are new technologies such as VR/AR/MR/Ad-Tech/AI transforming the industry?
• Which subsectors and regions are seeing more deal activity and why?

  • Speaker

    Prashant Gokarn
    Chief Strategy and Digital Services Officer
    Indosat Ooredoo

  • Speaker

    Guillaume Sachet
    EVP & Head, Strategic Planning
    Mediacorp

  • Speaker

    Shalu Wasu
    Managing Director
    Eleven Sports Singapore

  • Speaker

    Chatri Sityodtong
    Chairman
    ONE Championship

11.00 - 11.30

Networking Break

 
11.30 - 12.05

TMT M&A Panel – Who is leading investment strategy?

 

Chaired by Niranjan Arasaratnam, Partner, & Co-head of Global TMT, Linklaters

Gautam Bhandari, Partner, I Squared Capital
Setyanto Hantoro, EVP Strategic Investment, Telkom Indonesia
Andy Tai, SVP, Head of Media & Tech SEA, Goldman Sachs
Randy Gelber, Managing Director, UBS
Ajinkya Mukhopadhyay, Director, Group Development, Telstra Corporation
David Luboff, Senior MD, Investment Committee Member, Macquarie

Leading M&A executives, investors senior advisers discuss the next wave of transactions and assess the best strategies for complex deals.

• Who is leading investment in Asia TMT and how is the market changing?
• Which trends and subsectors are driving transactions in Asia in 2018?
• Where will technology and convergence drive deals?
• How will financing, valuations and regulation affect transactions in 2018?
• Will we see more outbound investments or M&As from Asian companies in 2018?

  • Chair

    Niranjan Arasaratnam
    Partner & Co-head of Global TMT
    Linklaters

  • Speaker

    Gautam Bhandari
    Partner
    I Squared Capital

  • Speaker

    Setyanto Hantoro
    EVP Strategic Investment
    Telkom Indonesia

  • Speaker

    Andy Tai
    SVP, Head of Media & Tech SEA
    Goldman Sachs

  • Speaker

    Niranjan Arasaratnam
    Partner & Co-head of Global TMT
    Linklaters

  • Speaker

    Randy Gelber
    Managing Director
    UBS

  • Speaker

    Ajinkya Mukhopadhyay
    Director, Group Development
    Telstra Corporation

  • Speaker

    David Luboff
    Senior MD, Investment Committee Member
    Macquarie

12.05 – 12.20

Visionary Keynote Speech

 
12.20 - 13.00

Mobile Towers and Infrastructure Panel – How are mobile infrastructure portfolios developing in Asia?

 

Chaired by Enda Hardiman, Managing Partner, Hardiman Telecommunications

Thivanka Rangala, CFO, edotco Group
Steve Weiss, CFO, Protelindo
Philippe Luxcey, Managing Director, Apollo Towers Myanmar
Arun Kapur, Co Founder, Irrawaddy Tower Asset Holding
Akhil Gupta, Chairman, Bharti Infratel

TMT infrastructure leaders, investors and advisers asses the current state of the wireless tower and infrastructure market, and discuss the next wave of investment and opportunities.

• Telco carve-outs and towerco consolidation – how is the Asian market transforming?
• Greenfield opportunities – which markets and infrastructure are most attractive?
• Optimising infrastructure management and financing – what are the challenges?
• M&A – which deals will we see in the pipeline and where?
• Assessing ROI for ownership and partnerships for next generation networks and services

  • Speaker

    Thivanka Rangala
    CFO
    edotco Group

  • Speaker

    Steve Weiss
    CFO
    Protelindo

  • Speaker

    Philippe Luxcey
    Managing Director
    Apollo Towers Myanmar

  • Speaker

    Arun Kapur
    Co-Founder
    Irrawaddy Tower Asset Holding

  • Speaker

    Akhil Gupta
    Chairman
    Bharti Infratel

13.00 - 14.00

Networking Lunch

 
14:00-14:50

Breakout Sessions

 

Each breakout session takes place in a private room led by an industry expert. Chatham House Rules Apply. Choose from 5 options.

Option 1

Financing TMT – How are debt and equity financing options changing?

 

Chaired by Enda Hardiman, Managing Partner, Hardiman Telecommunications

Krishna Suryanarayanan, Managing Director, ING
Sherzad Desai, Head of TMET, ANZ Bank
Stanislas De Tinguy, Head of Financing, BNP Paribas
Robert Wallin, Executive Director, Customer Financing Solutions Dept, Huawei

Financing heads, investment bankers and investors assess evolving trends in Asia’s debt and equity markets.

• Acquisition, LBO and capex financing – how are pricing and conditions changing?
• Emerging trends and structures – which companies are leading the way?
• Financing Innovation – what’s the business case for 5G and new technologies?
• Equity Capital Markets – what’s the 2018 outlook?
• Scaling up – how can high growth tech companies improve access capital?

  • Speaker

    Sherzad Desai
    Head of TMET
    ANZ Bank

  • Speaker

    Stanislas De Tinguy
    Head of Financing
    BNP Paribas

  • Speaker

    Robert Wallin
    Executive Director, Customer Financing Solutions Dept
    Huawei

Option 2

Investing in Datacentres and Cloud – Who is leading the next wave of investment and consolidation?

 

Joey Tan, Head of Global Strategic Alliances & Projects, Alibaba Cloud
Kris Kumar, CEO, Bridge Data Centres
David Yuile, CEO, Metronode
Sander Mutsaers, Director, TMT Asia, ING

Datacentre and Cloud company leaders and investors discuss how investment strategies are developing and how consolidation will affect the market

• Which geographies offer the best investment opportunities for 2018?
• How are business models and revenue streams changing?
• Who is best placed to lead investment and consolidation regionally and globally?
• What price is financing and what are the best options to raise it?
• Carve-outs v greenfield – where are the opportunities for investment in Asia?

  • Speaker

    Joey Tan
    Head of Global Strategic Alliances & Projects
    Alibaba Cloud

  • Speaker

    Kris Kumar
    CEO
    Bridge Data Centres

  • Speaker

    David Yuile
    CEO
    Metronode

Option 3

Innovative Digital Platforms – where is the new growth?

 

Sutanto Hartono, COO, Emtek
Michael Cluzel, CEO, eatigo
Guillem Segarra, CEO, HappyFresh
Ankiti Bose, CEO, Zilingo
Victor Chua, Investment Director, Gobi Partners
Shaun Heng, Founder & CEO, EASTY

Industrial leaders in the digital economy discuss growth strategies and assess investment opportunities

• How are business models and revenue streams developing?
• Where are the opportunities for new growth and expansion?
• Who is providing the most disruptive technologies or business models?
• How is the financing environment changing and how can tech companies access capital?
• Will consolidation be likely to happen in 2018? Who are the consolidators?

  • Speaker

    Sutanto Hartono
    COO
    Emtek

  • Speaker

    Michael Cluzel
    CEO
    eatigo

  • Speaker

    Guillem Segarra
    CEO
    HappyFresh

  • Speaker

    Ankiti Bose
    CEO
    Zilingo

  • Speaker

    Victor Chua
    Investment Director
    Gobi Partners

  • Speaker

    Shaun Heng
    Founder & CEO
    EATSY

Option 4

Fintech, Mobile Banking and Payments – How will financial services, money transfer and payment businesses develop in 2018?

 

Lito Villanueva, President & CEO, FINTQ
Eric Barbier, CEO & Founder, TransferTo
Geert Warlop, COO & Deputy Director, TrueMoney International
Paolo Azzola, COO & MD, Paymaya Philippines
Louis Liu Xi, CEO, FOMO Pay

Investors, portfolio owners and industry executives predict the next game changing disrupters and highlight key players best positioned for future consolidation.

• Who is offering the most successful platforms and services?
• What is the biggest growth opportunity for Fintech businesses in 2018?
• Which technology or business models will disrupt and reshape the industry?
• Consolidation, M&A and IPOs: where are the opportunities?
• Where are the opportunities for new investments and partnerships?

  • Speaker

    Lito Villanueva
    President & CEO
    FINTQ

  • Speaker

    Eric Barbier
    CEO
    TransferTo

  • Speaker

    Geert Warlop
    COO & Deputy Director
    TrueMoney International

  • Speaker

    Paolo Azzola
    COO & MD
    Paymaya Philippines

  • Speaker

    Louis Liu Xi
    CEO
    FOMO Pay

Option 5

IoT Investment Strategies – Who is leading revenue growth in TMT?

 

Arifa Febriyanti, Head of IoT, XLAxiata
Roswell Wolff, President of Asia, Sigfox
Ludovic Lassauce, Director of Business Development, IOT and Mobility, Tata Communications
Gibran Huzaifah, CEO, eFishery
Afeez Aziz, CEO, Pipeline Network

Industry leaders and investors from the TMT and IoT sectors assess the most successful IoT companies and strategies for generating revenue

• How are investments and transactions impacting the sector?
• What are the latest business models and tech developments?
• What are the spectrum and connectivity requirements telco will have to provide?
• How can telcos create new revenues streams in consumer IoT?
• What are the valuations, trends and future predictions for the sector?

  • Speaker

    Arifa Febriyanti
    Head of IoT
    XLAxiata

  • Speaker

    Roswell Wolff
    President of Asia
    Sigfox

  • Speaker

    Ludovic Lassauce
    Director of Business Collaboration, Mobility, IoT Solutions & Business Development
    Tata Communications

  • Speaker

    Gibran Huzaifah
    CEO
    eFishery

  • Speaker

    Afeez Aziz
    CEO
    Pipeline Network

14.50-14.55

Changeover

 
14.55- 15.45

Breakout Sessions

 

Each breakout session takes place in a private room led by an industry expert. Chatham House Rules Apply. Choose from 5 options.

Option 1

Digital Transformation – Which digital investment strategies are most successful?

 

Speakers to be announced shortly

Telecom leaders highlight strategies for digitization, investing in new digital business models, and transformational growth opportunities.

• How are digital transformation strategies developing?
• Who is leading the way from a telecom operator perspective?
• What is the impact on business models and growth targets?
• Which technology has the most impact?
• Where are the opportunities for investment, M&A and partnership?

Option 2

Telecom Broadband Infrastructure – Enabling the next generation of high speed connectivity

 

Carlos Katsuya, Chief Investment Officer, Head of TMT Asia, Europe, MENA, IFC

More speakers to be announced 

Leading operators and investors of fibre, satellite, subsea and high-speed broadband networks discuss opportunities for new investment and assess how the market is developing in Asia

• Build vs Buy – where are the opportunities?
• How is the role of fibre networks in telecom and mobile services changing?
• Who is leading the way in fibre and how do business models differ?
• M&A and financing – how is the cost of capital and appetite for investment shifting, and where are the opportunities for private equity and infrastructure funds?
• Where are the opportunities for IPO and how are the valuation benchmarks changing?

  • Speaker

    Carlos Katsuya
    Chief Investment Officer, Head of TMT (Asia, Europe, MENA)
    IFC

Option 3

Investing in AI Innovation – Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence

 

Roger Yuen, Co-founder & Chairman, ViSenze
Irzan Raditya, CEO, Kata.ai
Praveen Velu, Co-founder, Evie.ai
Vinay Kumar, CEO, Arya.ai

Leaders from innovative technology providers and investors discuss growth strategies and investment opportunities

• Which companies and investors are leading the way in Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence?
• Which technologies are leading the way and are most commercial viable?
• How are business models and revenue streams developing, and what will valuations look like in the coming years?
• How will data analytics, machine learning and AI impact other sectors in TMT, and Where are the partnership opportunities?
• How is the financing environment changing in this space?

  • Speaker

    Roger Yuen
    Co-founder & Chairman
    ViSenze

  • Speaker

    Irzan Raditya
    CEO
    Kata.ai

  • Speaker

    Praveen Velu
    Co-Founder
    Evie.ai

  • Speaker

    Vinay Kumar
    CEO
    Arya.ai

Option 4

Telecom Investment and M&A strategies – How are telco investment plans developing?

 

Speakers to be announced shortly

Industry executives and advisers discuss how telecom investment strategies are changing in the newly converged and digitalised environment.

• The future telco – what will it look like? How is that impacting M&A?
• What are the key drivers affecting Asia Telecom M&A deals?
• Who are the buyers? Which markets and countries still offer deal opportunities?
• How is access to financing changing? How is that affecting deal flow?
• Which vertical investment or convergence strategies are most effective?

Option 5

IT Services and Software – who is leading investment?

 

Speakers to be announced shortly

Leaders of IT Services and Software providers discuss growth strategies and assess investment opportunities

• Which companies and investors are leading the way in IT service and software?
• How are business models and revenue streams developing?
• Consolidation, M&A and IPOs: where are the opportunities, what are the key drivers and who are the main players?
• How are the valuation benchmarks and financing environment changing?
• Which technologies are affecting the industry and offering opportunities?

15.45 – 16.15

Networking Break

 
16.15 – 16.30

Visionary Keynote Speech

 
16.30 - 17.05

Digital Asia – Who will lead the next wave of growth in Asia?

 

Nadiem Makarim, CEO & Founder, Go-Jek
Turochas Fuad, Managing Director Southeast Asia, WeWork
Abhinav Goswami, Vice President, SBI Venture Capital

More speakers to be announced

Leading industry executives and investors from Asia’s digital economy discuss business development strategies, investment and partnership opportunities.

• Who is leading investment in online and digital services, in Asia and globally?
• How are business models and revenue streams developing?
• Where is M&A and investment most likely to occur, and why?
• What are the most disruptive technologies, and which offer the most potential for success?
• Cross border investment: which markets are attractive for Asian TMT buyers?

  • Speaker

    Nadiem Makarim
    CEO & Founder
    Go-Jek

  • Speaker

    Turochas ''T'' Fuad
    Managing Director Southeast Asia
    WeWork

  • Speaker

    Abhinav Goswami
    Vice President
    SBI Venture Capital

17.05 – 18.00

Asia's Next TMT Titans - 5 of Asia's most exciting disruptive digital businesses highlight their growth plans to a panel of expert TMT investment advisers

 

Asia’s top 5 private TMT companies highlight their growth strategies with a panel of Expert Judges selecting the most exciting for the Next TMT Titans Award

Featuring: 5 x TMT Industry CEOs + 5 Expert Judges from Finance and Advisory.

Nominate here

18.00 - 20.00

Networking Drinks and Canapés