Deputy Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific, AccorHotels
Louise Daley, Deputy CEO of AccorHotels Asia Pacific, has over 29 years’ experience in the Hospitality and Tourism industry in the region. In her current role, Louise is responsible for the financial oversight and management of over 830 hotels with turnover in excess of €4.5b, as well as the non-hotel businesses encompassing vacation ownership, lounge management and subscription loyalty.
Louise is on the Board of the group’s various joint venture businesses including Huazhu Hotels Group, AAK Korea, InterGlobe Hotels in India and Reef Casino in Australia. With responsibility also for Business Intelligence and Analytics, Digital platforms and IT, Louise has a key focus on growing businesses opportunities across Asia Pacific through digital transformation and partnerships.
Her previous roles have included CEO for Accor Plus, Accor’s loyalty subscription program in Asia Pacific; CFO for Accor in the Pacific region; and CFO for Asia. She most recently served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Asia Pacific since June 2015.
Louise completed her Executive MBA at SMU Singapore, has a Diploma in Hospitality and Catering Management, a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) and is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA). She has lived and worked in Australia, Thailand, and briefly in Japan, and has been based in Singapore since 2011. She is also a regular speaker and panelist at industry events, and is a member of both the Australian and Singaporean Institute of Company Directors.
Ex-VP Regional Marketing and eCommerce, Hilton Asia-Pacific
Maria is a proven senior commercial leader with over 15 years experience in the hospitality industry. She has a stellar track record of building high performance Asia Pacific teams into a powerful revenue-driving force and a hotbed for innovation.
At Hilton, she led an Asia Pacific team of Marketing, eCommerce, Analytics and Digital Acquisition experts to achieve record breaking omni-channel delivery of retail revenue and channel shift for over 180 hotels. Under her leadership, the team pursued several bold initiatives that challenged the norm, many evolving into company-wide global solutions. Prior to Hilton, she also has years of experience in Brand Management, Brand Marketing, Public Relations as well as Hotel Operations.
Following successful years working for international hotel groups including IHG and Raffles International, Maria set up her own consulting firm and is now Managing Director of Antiope Pte Ltd.
Partner and SVP, Frost & Sullivan
Rhenu has more than 15 years of strategy consulting experience, having worked with companies globally on market growth strategy, industry convergence opportunities, digital transformation and business model innovation.
She is part of Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Innovation group which focuses on disruptive trends shaping tomorrow’s business environment.
CFA-Director, LumenLab–MetLife Innovation Centre
Subhajit Mandal is a fintech entrepreneur and has been a keynote speaker at numerous blockchain events in Singapore. He holds an MBA from NUS and earned his CFA charter in 2012.
Currently, Subhajit works at the innovation arm of MetLife and is currently building an end-to-end B2C insurance application on the blockchain. An elected board member of the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA), Subhajit is helping GOeureka with its commercial and financial models.
Trond Vidar Bjoroy
Head of Product Development and Implementation, ATPI
Trond Vidar Bjoroy has 19 years’ experience in the travel industry, focusing on travel technology, product development, and business process improvement. He has extensive experience in translating business needs into technical requirements.
Trond is a cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast, exploring how we can use it to create new business models and solutions that will transform the future of travel.
Trond is a contributor at VentureBeat and The Next Web where he writes about blockchain projects, ICO/TGEs and the crypto space in general. His articles have also been published at sites like CoinDesk, CoinTelegraph, Tnooz, Emerce, The Bridge, CryptoDaily.co.uk as well as featured on LinkedIn Pulse channels.
Blockchain Consultant & ICO Advisor
Amar is one of the leading advocates and contributing member of Global Blockchain community, Senior Advisor of Global Blockchain Foundation, Head of Strategy & Business Development of TokenAsia, ICOBench rated top 'Expert' and is Advisory Board Member of many Blockchain projects around the world.
A Technology/Digital enthusiast and a seasoned professional with years of experience in operations, consulting and innovation of the Tech industry, Amar’s background includes working with Tier 1 firms such as Microsoft (APOC Operation Manager), the World Bank (Senior Infrastructure Consultant and Economic Advisor), Airbus etc., and advising startups and speaking at various technology forums. His educational background includes B.E. (Computer Science) and three Masters degrees from three Universities around the globe (including MBA from National University of Singapore).
Amar is a very well-travelled individual, and his extensive knowledge and experience has proven to have benefited many organisations and projects he worked with around the world.
Chief Technology Officer Yojee Limited
Andras Kristof has been Chief Technology Officer at Yojee Limited in Singapore since January 18, 2016. He also serves as Technical Advisor at HelloGold Foundation Limited. Andras founded Tembusu Systems Pte Ltd in late 2013, serving as its CEO and Executive Director until November 2015.
He served as Chief Technology Officer at Southern Crown Resources Limited. He is the co-author of the "Handbook of Digital Currency" and provides consulting services for governments, international organizations, and companies on blockchain topics, including digital currencies, implementation feasibility, and security.
Andras ran successful projects in Indonesia and Vietnam for Yahoo Southeast Asia. He has 20+ years of IT experience building scalable systems. In addition to a Masters in Computer Science from the Maharishi University of Management, Andras is a Fellow at SIM University.
Akomba Labs is a Singapore based research and advisory firm, focusing on smart contracts and digital assets. The team is lead by Andras Kristoff, Dave Appleton and Virgil Griffith.
Andras is an entrepreneur and investor living in Singapore. He built the technology behind viki.com, Singapore's largest exit so far. He also founded Tembusu Systems and has been involved in blockchain development since 2013.
Dave Appleton has a career in technology startups spanning nearly four decades before becoming involved in blockchain in 2014 as VP of Engineering at Tembusu Systems. Dave is currently the lead blockchain research engineer at HelloGold, bringing gold savings to emerging economies as a hedge against currency volatility.
Virgil Griffith is a Research Scientist at the Ethereum Foundation. The NYT called him the Internet Man Of Mystery.