2 days to cover 6 themes

Program subject to change


Smart Cities

Mobility & Logistics

Day 2

Life Science

Future of Work


Main Stage

Business Stage

Startup Stage

Day 1

29th of August 2019 – Day 1

Main Stage

9:00 – 9:30

Opening Remarks

  • Nguyen Duc Chung – Chairman of Hanoi People’s Committee (Vietnam)
  • Nguyen Chi Dung – Minister of Planning and Investment (Vietnam)

9:30 – 9:35

Greetings from International Leaders

  • Michael Croft – Resident Representative for UNESCO (Vietnam)

9:35 – 9:40

Cooperation between the European and Vietnamese Business Community

  • Nguyễn Hải Minh – Vice Chairman of European Chambers in Vietnam (Vietnam)

9:40 – 9:50

Words from the Organizers

  • Ben Costantini, CEO, Startup Sesame (France) 

  • Jean-Claude Charlet, Co-founder, Schoolab (France)

10:00 – 10:20

Panel: Innovation for Sustainability and Inclusion

Intention of the panel is for international experts to  illustrate the main theme of the conference on what it takes to build a responsible innovation economy that fosters sustainability and inclusion. Solutions that can have a positive impact in Hanoi and the local ecosystem will be discussed. 

  • Kamran Elahian, Chairman, Founder, Ci, Global Innovation Catalyst (USA)

  • Euis Saedah, Executive Director, FORSEAA (Indonesia)

  • Caitlin Wiesen, Resident Representative, UNDP Viet Nam (Vietnam)

10:20 – 10:30

Beyond Silicon ambitions: a Southeast Asian innovation model

  • Robyn Klingler-Vidra – Senior Lecturer, King’s College London (UK)

10:35 – 11:45

Ecosystem Track

10:35 – 10:40

Keynote – Digital Transformation

10:40 – 10:50

The Vision for National Innovation Center

  • Nguyen Hoa Cuong – Head, Taskforce of National Innovation Center | Deputy Director-General, Agency for Enterprise Development, Ministry of Planning and Investment (Vietnam)

10:50 – 11:00

The Ecosystem As a Product

  • Paul Papadimitriou – Futurist, Intelligencr (UK)

11:00 – 11:20

Supporting Entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia

Southeast Asia is at the forefront of global innovation and technology. As a growing number of success stories are being built in the region, the panel   will address the different models and programs, which foster entrepreneurship in Southeast Asia. It will also provide insight on solutions leading to continuous global success.

  • Nguyễn Trung Dũng – CEO, BK-Holdings group (Vietnam)
  • Barbara Guerpillon – Director, Unilever Foundry Asia and New Business Growth, Unilever (Singapore)
  • Raguraman Gurusamy – Group CEO, Advance Technologies Innovative Alliance (Malaysia)

Moderator : Samer Karam – Chairman, Seeqnce (Lebanon & China)

11:20 – 11:35

iTechpreneurship: Creating Chaos to Avoid Chaos

  • Kamran Elahian – Chairman, Founder, Ci, Global Innovation Catalyst (USA)

11:35 – 11:55

Building the bridge between Europe & Asia

Beyond international trade and commerce, Europe and Asia share a common history,  which still encourages new business creation Intention of the panel is to determine the steps that must be taken to further develop this relationship and how both continents can both benefit from sharing talents and funds ? 

  • Eva Bandelj – Head of Innovation Ecosystem, Startup Bootcamp (Netherlands)
  • Carman Chan – Managing Partner, Click Ventures (Hong Kong)
  • Quynh Anh Nguyen – Program Manager, Swiss EP Vietnam (Vietnam)

Moderator : Robin Wauters – Founding Editor, (Belgium)

11:55 – 12:35

Environment Track

11:55 – 12:10

Bio-Based Economies for Smart Cities

  • Nico Barito – Special Envoy of Seychelles for ASEAN at Department of Foreign Affairs of Seychelles (Seychelles)

12:10 – 12:15

Winner from Environment Competition

12:15 – 12:35

Towards a clean future: the role of innovation & startups

With UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in mind, one can clearly see that, innovation and startups are playing an essential role for  our planet by helping provide a clean future for next generations. From Northern Europe to Southeast Asia, this keynote will address how each of our international speakers are contributing towards a healthier environment.

  • Selena Le – Founder & CEO, No Waste Vietnam (Vietnam)
  • Viivu Padden – Executive Director, Helsinki Foundation (Finland)

Moderator : Ben Costantini – CEO, Startup Sesame (France)

12:35 – 14:00


14:00 – 15:35

Smart Cities Track

5G, IoT, Real Estate, GovTech

14:00 – 14:15

How platform technologies are driving innovation

  • Ding Ming Chee – VS Channel Business Leader, Dassault Systèmes (Singapore)

14:15 – 14:35

How Innovation Hubs empower the cities of tomorrow

Coworking is more than just providing a physical space of shared offices. This keynote addresses how it brings new technologies and entrepreneurs together and pushing urban planning into developing new infrastructures for tomorrow’s economies.

  • Amarit Charoenphan – Executive Chairman, Hubba & CCO, TechSauce (Thailand)
  • Tin Nguyen – Founder, Dreamplex (Vietnam)
  • Eze Vidra – Managing Partner, Remagine Ventures (UK)

Moderator : Mike Butcher – Editor at Large, TechCrunch (UK)

14:35 – 14:50

Keynote: The City As a Product

  • Paul Papadimitriou – Futurist, Intelligencr (UK)

14:50 – 15:10

Investing in Smart Cities in emerging economies

By 2050, 64% of Asia’s population will fall under the urban category . In order to address this inescapable fate,  investing in innovative solutions has become a priority for public servants. This panel will address the trends and opportunities when it comes to building better cities for tomorrow.

  • Michael Lints – Partner, GoldenGate Ventures (Singapore)
  • Michael Blakey – Managing Partner, Cocoon Capital (Singapore) 
  • Jaewon Peter Chun – Founder and CEO, XnTree (UK)

Moderator : Monty Munford – Writer (UK)

15:10 – 15:30

Real Estate Innovation for Smarter Cities

For a long time, real estate companies were qualified as less innovative than startups. TImes have changed. In this panel,  speakers will provide insight into the “how” and “why” Proptech is growing at an unprecedented speed and how it will transform our lives.

  • Anthony  Liu – New Ventures Lead, Swire Properties (Hong Kong)
  • Jacques Malz– Dean and Director, Singapore Strate School of Design (Singapore)
  • Ee Lyyn Tee – Innovation & New Ventures, Sime Darby Property (Malaysia)

Moderator : Monty Munford – Writer (UK)

15:30 – 15:35

Winner of Smart Cities Competition

15:35 – 15:50

The Future Belongs to Cities

It’s now clear that the future destiny of humanity is in an urban environment. By the end of the century, almost all people will live in cities. This remarkable transformation of our human experience is happening in the context of yet another industrial revolution. This short keynote will provide a brief overview of the defining characteristics of this fourth industrial revolution and what it might mean to our cities and to every one of us. The time for action is now if we’re all going to prosper during this period of extreme change.

  • Jonathan Reichental – CEO, Human Future, and former CIO of Palo Alto (USA)

15:50 – 17:05

Mobility & Travel Track

15:50 – 16:05

Building the first Mobility City

Mobility City Campus is the first physical dedicated location for all things mobility. We will learn about the journey so far, creating a space of over 15 hectares inside the city of Rotterdam, effectively creating a new city.

  • Kayvan Nikjou – Founder & CEO, Mobility City Campus (The Netherlands)

16:05 – 16:30

Larger cities, new sets of Transportation modes

With  the development of new infrastructures in Asian cities, connected citizens are now also looking for highly disruptive services. Customers’ expectations for new mobility applications have never been so high. This keynote will address how new transportation modes are bound to create greener and more liveable cities.

  • Duc Phung – Chief Operations Officer, Go Viet (Vietnam)
  • Leo Genping Liu – Partner, Vertex Ventures (Singapore)
  • Kavi Raj Joshi – Founder, Managing Director, Next Venture Corp (Nepal)
  • Tomonori Kimura – Founder & CEO, Asian Gateway Corporation (Japan)

Moderator : Kayvan Nikjou – Founder & CEO, Mobility City Campus (The Netherlands)

16:35 – 16:40

Winner of Mobility Competition

16:40 – 16:55

The Future of Mobility & Energy

  • Tin Hang Liu–  CEO, Open Motors (China)

16:55 – 17:15

A 360 Degree Tour of Formula 1 in Hanoi VGPC

  • Nguyễn Thế Duy, Chief Operating Officer, ADT Technology Group JSC (Vietnam)

17:15 – 17:20

Closing Remarks

29th of August 2019 – Day 1

Business Stage

10:30 – 11:00

Open Innovation: Do’s & Don’ts

The average age of a Fortune 500 company is under 20 years, down from 60 years in the 1950s. Technology disruption and startups are accelerating that trend, challenging the status quo and pushing established businesses to reinvent themselves. We will learn how corporations in France and Vietnam can adapt their strategy to better collaborate with innovative companies and what are the keys to success.

  • Guilain de Pous – Head of Intrapreneurship, Schoolab (France)
  • Nguyen Phi Van – Chairwoman, Saigon Innovation Hub (Vietnam)

Moderator : Thu Thuy Tran, Hanoi Ambassador, Startup Sesame (Vietnam)

11:00 – 11:15

The Power of Flowers for Social Transformation

  • Nir Peretz, Founder – Hanging Gardens of Bali Ubud (Indonesia)

11:15 – 11:45

3D Virtualization of a City – A collaborative platform to build and operate a Smart and Resilient City

  • Fabien Demoersman – Regional Additive Manufacturing & Cloud Solutions Consultant, Dassault Systèmes (Singapore)

11:45 – 12:00

Digital Transformation in one of the Largest Conglomerates in Indonesia

  • Reginald Hamdani – Director, OttoDigital (Indonesia)

12:00– 12:15

Vietnam’s Central Role in Asia’s Future

  • Samer Karam – Chairman, Seeqnce (Lebanon & China)

12:15– 12:30

Disrupting Financial industries with E-KYC

Financial service providers have a responsibility to identify their customers and understand the risks they pose before providing services. E-KYC (Electronic Know Your Customer) is a resident authentication used by banks and other organizations. The E-KYC systems can improve the onboarding process by reducing or eliminating paper-based procedures and record-keeping, which reduces cost and time spent on verification, making it more profitable to provide services to low-income customers. In regard to current key issues for Indonesia’s 270 million population, this session will explore the innovative and disruptive financial industry.

  • Irawan Mulyadi – CEO of International Biometrics Indonesia (Indonesia)

12:35 – 14:00


14:00 – 14:30

The Next Generation of Immersive Experiences

  • Mr Duy – Chief Operating Officer, ADT

14:30 – 14:45

How to Navigate the Funding Landscape in Southeast Asia to Finance your Startup?

In this session, we will learn how to navigate the unprecedented funding sources to finance a startup. Allowing entrepreneurs to understand the differences between, but not limited to, FFFs, Angels, Venture Capitals, and Corporate Venture Capitals.

  • Arnaud Bonzom Founder, Map of the Money (Singapore)

16:10 – 16:30

Exits & Failures of Vietnamese Startups

How to avoid failure? Why only a few Vietnamese startups are achieving exits when so many are failing?

  • Bobby Liu – Co-Director, Founder Institute (Vietnam)
  • Jonah Levey – CEO, Dreamplex, Board Member of Mekong Capital (Vietnam)

16:10 – 16:30

Exits & Failures of Vietnamese Startups

How to avoid failure? Why only a few Vietnamese startups are achieving exits when so many are failing?

  • Bobby Liu – Co-Director, Founder Institute (Vietnam)
  • Jonah Levey – CEO, Dreamplex, Board Member of Mekong Capital (Vietnam)

15:15 – 15:30

Building a Deep Tech Ecosystem

  • Tuan Nguyen – Deputy Director, Singapore Innovate (Singapore)

15:30 – 16:00

Towards Industry 4.0

  • Willson Deng – CEO, Arcstone Pte. Ltd. (Singapore)
  • Dr. Andy Lee Teck Meng – Business Development Director, Advanced Remanufacturing and Technology Centre (Singapore)

16:00 – 16:10

The Foundation of Startups in Vietnam from 2000 to Nowadays

  • Bobby Liu – Co-Director, Founder Institute (Vietnam)

16:10 - 16:30

Exits & Failures of Vietnamese Startups

How to avoid failure? Why only a few Vietnamese startups are achieving exits when so many are failing?

  • Bobby Liu - Co-Director, Founder Institute (Vietnam)
  • Jonah Levey - CEO, Dreamplex, Board Member of Mekong Capital (Vietnam)

16:30 – 17:15

10 steps to innovate at the pace of a startup

Startups and bigger corporations are nothing alike. Big companies mimicking startups is doomed to failure. However big companies have to innovate faster and faster to meet customers’ demand and increasing competition. What can be learned from startups and how can we apply it to intrapreneurs in a corporate setting?

  • Etienne Gatti – Partner & Director of New Business Acceleration, Schoolab (France)

29th of August 2019 – Day 1

Startup Stage

10:00 – 11:30

Ơi Award | Environment Final

Finalist :

  • Minh Hieu Le – CEO, AC-COOL (Vietnam)
  • Ali Jahanshahi COO, AirGo Design (Singapore)
  • Le Thuy Linh Le – Founder, AYA CUP (Vietnam)
  • Madison Savilow – Business Development Coordinator, Carbon Upcycling Technologies (Canada)
  • Veli Eloranta – CEO & Founder, Nordic 247 (Finland)

Judges :

  • Huy Nguyen – Founder, Vietnam Social Innovation Challenge (Vietnam)
  • Sébastien Toupy – Head of Startup Relations, The Next Web (Netherlands)
  • Nicolas de Boisgrollier – Managing Partner, Dexter Strategic Advisory I Impact Investing in Southeast Asia

11:30 – 13:00

Ơi Award | Smart City & Logistics Final

Finalists :

  • Nguyễn viết Chính – Director, ACIF JSC (Vietnam)

  • Charles AUGIS – COO, Aeho Solutions (Vietnam)

  • Tomohiro Hagiwara – CEO, Aquabit Spirals (Japan)

  • Adithep Chawla – CEO & Founder, Jerbit (Thailand)

  • Young Joon Kim – CEO, Pablo Air (South Korea)

  • Ranjeet Deshmukh – Founder, RoadBounce (India)

  • Khiem Tran – Marketing Director & Co-founder, Smartlog Vietnam (Vietnam)

  • Jernej Adamic – CEO, Zenodys (Netherlands)

Judges :

  • Tomoko Inoue – CEO, Omron Ventures (Japan)
  • Anthony Liu – New Ventures Lead, Swire Properties (Hong Kong)
  • Hang Thu Pham – COO, FundStart (Vietnam)

12:35 – 14:00


13:00 – 15:00

Ơi Award | Mobility Final

Finalists :

  • Manh-Cuong Tran – Investment Director, AN VUI Technology (Vietnam)

  • Anugrah Nurrewa – CEO, Banopolis (Indonesia)

  • Minh Hoang – Founder & CEO, Chungxe (Vietnam)
  • Eva Chuang – Business Development, LuggAgent International (Hong Kong)

  • Annie Vu – CEO, Tubudd (Vietnam)

Judges :

  • Kavi Raj Joshi – Founder, Managing Director, Next Venture Corp (Nepal)
  • Carman Chan – Managing Partner, Click Ventures (Hong Kong)
  • Lâm (Louis) Nguyễn – Investment Associate, G&H Ventures (Vietnam)
  • Van Tran – Founder & CEO, Vexere (Vietnam)
  • Jane Cheng – Head of VC and Startup Partnerships, Google (China)

15:00 – 15:15

Creating a new market and raising from Alibaba within 3 years

  • Djoann Fal – Co-founder & CEO, GetLinks Inc (Hong Kong)

15:15 – 15:30

Co-create the Future of the City

From digital traffic signaling to automatic ticket gates, the Smart City revolution has taken the world by storm.. This presentation addresses how we can create a world without traffic jams and a society that is optimized on an individual and collective level. A glimpse into cities’ future and ways of living in times to come.

  • Tomoko Inoue – CEO, Omron Ventures (Japan)

16:00 – 17:30

Ơi Award | Life Science Final

Finalists :

  • Mermaz Christophe – Co-founder & Managing Director, Clean Cube Concept (Vietnam)

  • Dainese Chung – QA manager, DIABNEXT SAS (Taiwan)

  • Thanh Bình Nguyễn – Co-founder, ECO4P – Dynlab (Vietnam)

  • Na Yung Roh – CMO, Marine Innovation (South Korea)

  • Isabella Duong – Co-founder, Mosia (Vietnam)

  • Kry Sopity – Co-founder, NEATY (Combodia)

  • Rafael Masters – CEO, Vulcan Augmetics (Singapore)

Judges :

  • Michael Blakey – Managing Partner, Cocoon Capital (Singapore)
  • Qaynat Sharma – Partner, Big Idea Ventures (Singapore)
  • Stephane Paillard – Head of Startups Programs, Schoolab (France)
  • Ernest Xue – Head, Hello Tomorrow Singapore (Singapore)

Day 2

30th of August 2019 – Day 2

Main Stage

10:45 – 12:00

Life Science Track

10:30 – 10:45

Connected Engineering – How 3D Experience Platform Brings Value

  • William Du – CATIA Territory Technical Manager, Dassault Systèmes (Singapore)

10:45 – 11:05

The future of healthcare in APAC, challenges and opportunities

Technology has the highest impact when it bridges the gaps between an individual’s wellness and their health experience. We will discuss how innovation can help provide universal health coverage in emerging economies.

  • Sajid Rahman – Chief Executive Officer, Telenor Health (Indonesia)

Moderator : Egita Polanska – Partnerships Ambassador, Startup Wise Guys (Latvia)

11:05 – 11:10

Winner of the Life Science Competition

11:10 – 11:30

Feeding the planet

With a global population expected to reach 9.7 billions in 2050, food and agricultural innovation is needed more than ever. We will hear investors and experts’ input on  what the most promising solutions are in order to build a sustainable future.

  • Isabelle Decitre – Founder & CEO, ID Capital Pte (Singapore)
  • Qaynat Sharma – Partner, Big Idea Ventures (Singapore)
  • Richard Webb  – CEO & Founder, Cataliize

Moderator : Elizabeth Angel – COO, Super She (Finland)

11:30 – 11:45

In conversation with Sonny Vu: Moonshots for a better planet

  • Sonny Vu – Founder, Alabaster, (USA)

Interviewer : Alyssa Newcomb – Technology Reporter, NBC News & Fortune Magazine (USA)

12:00 – 12:35

Future of Work

12:00 – 12:20

Re-imagining work – The impact of Millennials

By 2025, millennials will account for 75% of the global workforce. Compared  to boomers and Gen X’ers, millennials enter the workforce with very different expectations on how work should get done.Learn more on how millennials are creating the future of work, by embracing transparency, collaboration and engagement.

  • Djoann Fal – Co-founder & CEO, GetLinks Inc (Hong Kong)
  • Sakshi Jawa – CPO, Tiki (Vietnam)
  • Chinh Phan – CEO, Intek Institute (Vietnam)

Moderator : Eva Bandelj – Head of Innovation Ecosystem, Startup Bootcamp (Netherlands) 

12:20 – 12:35

What is going wrong with mental health in the tech industry?

We have an epidemic on our hands. More and more founders and tech industry staff are struggling to deal with the pressure of running a startup, leading to self-destructive behavior. A veteran of the tech industry, and someone who  has been through significant challenges throughout his career, our speaker will outline what’s going wrong, what we can do to address these problems, and how you can ensure you deal with the daily self-imposed and external pressures of running a startup in 2019.

  • Stewart Rogers – Analyst at Large, Venture Beat (USA)

12:35 – 13:30


13:30 – 13:45

Solutions for the Modern Workplace

The company culture transformation is happening. We have shifted to more open and collaborative working environments where employees are free to work anywhere at any time. A culture, which inspires creative thinking and encourages agility over routine processes. A culture, which rewards dynamic teamwork and data-driven problem solving over command and control. A culture, which better connects employees with their teammates and their organization. A culture, which not only protects companies and customer data but also mitigates growing cyber threats whilst minimizing ownership costs. That is the new company culture.

  • Nam Vu – Partner Technology Strategist, Microsoft (Vietnam)

13:45 – 14:05

The Workforce of the Future

Technological innovation disrupts the economy and is already changing the workforce. In order to take advantage of technological innovations, we must increase investment in skills, education and access to work. These investments will benefit workers and foster competitiveness of future workforces. Discover how investments in skills training, automation initiatives, cybersecurity education and green technology will foster the evolution and growth of the future workforce as  to remain innovative and competitive.

  • Tuan Anh Vu – Founder, Vietnam Business Matching, Vietnam 
  • Dr Jenny Dang – CEO, Topica Regional (Vietnam)
  • Paul Espinas – CEO, UpUpApp (Vietnam)
  • Kevin Tùng Nguyễn – Founder & CEO, JobHop (Vietnam)

Moderator : An Le – Chief Happiness Officer, NFQ (Vietnam)

14:05 – 14:10

Winner of the Future of Work Competition

14:10 – 14:30

Learning from the Startup Nation

  • Paul Papadimitriou, Futurist, Intelligencr (UK)

16:10 – 16:30

Exits & Failures of Vietnamese Startups

How to avoid failure? Why only a few Vietnamese startups are achieving exits when so many are failing?

  • Bobby Liu – Co-Director, Founder Institute (Vietnam)
  • Jonah Levey – CEO, Dreamplex, Board Member of Mekong Capital (Vietnam)

14:30 – 14:50

Investing in the Future of Work

The What, Why, and How of Technology’s Transformation of the Workplace. There are four core technology categories that will determine how jobs get done in the future: Automation services, human capital services, digital & physical infrastructure and Security & identity management? How does the future of work look, exactly? Introducing the 3 D’s. Discover how the future of work is Digital, Distributed and Data-Driven.

  • Binh Tran – General Partner, 500 Startups Vietnam (Vietnam)
  • Tony Wheeler – Founder, Director & Global Ambassador, ImagineX Ventures & Startup Vietnam Foundation (Australia)
  • Chris Tran – Head of Asia, North Ridge Partners (Singapore) 

Moderator : Alyssa Newcomb – Technology Reporter, NBC News & Fortune Magazine (USA)

14:50 – 16:05

Consumer Track

14:50 – 15:05

AI and the evolving landscape of Visual Creativity

This keynote will give an overview of AI driven technologies that are completely changing the way we process, distribute, discover and even create visual content. As deep learning and other AI technologies go mainstream and become affordable, a wide swath of creative workflows are being automated, a new generation of creatives are empowered like never before, and even the act of synthetically creating visual content is now slowly becoming reality.

  • Ramzi Rizk – Co-founder & CTO, EyeEm (Germany)

15:05 – 15:10

Winner of the Consumer Competition

15:10 – 15:30

Going Mainstream with Blockchain

Blockchain technologies are the new internet, however they rely on broader adoption and acceptance to have the impact we expect. Our speakers will share what development will be available to the masses first, and what will come next.

  • Nicole Nguyen – Head of APAC, Infinity Blockchain Ventures (Thailand)
  • Karim Raffa – Director of Strategy and Business Development, Digi – Group (Singapore) 

Moderator : Lâm (Louis) Nguyễn – Investment Associate, G&H Ventures (Vietnam)

15:30 – 15:50

The Conscious Customer 

Today’s customers are expecting a lot more from the brands they love. Corporations, but also small and medium size companies, now have to be more transparent, socially responsible and focused on sustainability to satisfy the customers’ growing expectations. What does the future of retail and online business look like?

  • Duc Ha Duong – Founder, Officience (Vietnam)
  • Huy Nguyen – CEO, Digipencil (Vietnam)
  • Hoon-Sang Kim – Vice President / Corporate Venture Capital & Business Dev., GS SHOP (South-Korea)

Moderator : Eze Vidra – Managing Partner, Remagine Ventures (UK)

16:05 – 17:00

 Inclusion & Diversity Track

16:05 – 16:25

The Future is Female

It is no secret, today, the Venture Capital industry is largely dominated by male partners. Indeed, studies show that VCs with female partners only share 4 to 5% of the pie. A shockingly low percentage considering Tech’s recent equal opportunity revolution. All is not lost. With up to 40% of women founders and 20% of female partners, the Vietnamese startup scene is leading the way towards achieving workplace gender equality. So what can we learn from the startup ecosystem in Vietnam in order to be able to accelerate Tech access on a global scale?

  • Joanna Kirk – Co-director, StartHer (France)
  • Jenni Risku – Women in Tech (Singapore)

Moderator : Marjorie Paillon – Journalist & Host, France 24 (France)

16:25 – 16:40

In conversation with Christy Trang Le

  • Christy Trang Le – CEO, Go Viet (Vietnam)

16:40 – 17:00

Women Leaders in the Tech Industry in Vietnam

Technology: we have got a problem. Whilst numbers are on the rise, in 2018, only 20% of Tech firms had a female leader. At Facebook and Google, women represent only 15% and 10%, respectively, of total Artificial intelligence (AI) research staff.  So why aren’t there more women in Tech? What challenges are they facing when choosing a career in Tech? Why do women with careers in the field leave? More importantly, why do we need more women taking leadership roles in technology?

  • Dr Jenny Dang, CEO, Topica Regional (Vietnam)
  • Doan Kieu My (Kimiko), Founder, YellowBlocks (Vietnam)

Moderator: Jasmine Nguyen, Regional Manager Asia Pacific, AngelHack (Vietnam)

17:00 – 17:30

Ơi Award Finals


  • Mike Butcher – Editor at Large, TechCrunch, (UK)
  • Jonah Levey – CEO, Dreamplex, Board Member of Mekong Capital
  • Michael Lints – Partner, GoldenGate Ventures (Singapore)
  • Sébastien Toupy – Head of Startup Relations, The Next Web (Netherlands)
  • Amarit Charoenphan – Executive Chairman, Hubba & CCO, TechSauce (Thailand)
  • Jean-Claude Charlet – Co-founder, Schoolab (France)

17:30 – 17:40

Closing Ceremony

30th of August 2019 – Day 2

Business Stage

10:30 – 11:00

Hanoi’s first Tech Festival

Xuan will introduce Hanoi Vocational College of High technology activities and explain to the assembly how this institution is supporting students, teachers, and searchers through a wide variety of support programs.

  • Xuan Khanh Pham – President, Hanoi Vocational College of High technology (Vietnam)

11:00 – 11:30

An Introduction to Design Thinking

Design Thinking is a buzz word that you can read everywhere. What are we talking about? Why is it so important to be customer centric in today’s innovation world? Schoolab has been a pioneer in this field in France for the last decade, and will explain to you the backstage of it all!

  • Jean-Claude Charlet – Co-founder, Schoolab (France)

11:30 – 12:00

Hanoia : How to bring a millennium know how to the 21st century

  • Nguyen Thuy Hang – Deputy CEO, Hanoia (Vietnam)

12:00 – 12:30

3D Experience – Platform Value to the Automotive Suppliers

  • Fabien DemoersamRegional Additive Manufacturing & Cloud Solutions

    Consultant, Dassault Systèmes (Singapore)

12:30 – 13:00


13:00 – 13:30

Announcement of the first recipients of the Tech Startup Student Club Grant by VinTech City

VinTech City will present its university sponsorships and will publicly announce the 8 establishments selected for the VinTech Phase-1-funding.

  • Truong Ly Hoang Phi, CEO, VinTech City (Vietnam)

13:30 – 14:30

Students & Startups: Innovation, Experience and Beyond

From students to startup founders, an exciting opportunity for inspiring entrepreneurs to meet those who made the leap. Attendees will hear about success stories, minor failures and will learn from early-stage and acquired-stage startups alike. So join and find out the successful steps to go from studentship to a startup career.

  • Nguyen Thi Thu Trang – Founder, Vbee (Vietnam)

  • Dang Nhat Anh – Managing Director, KeeBeckAplpha (Vietnam)

  • Trinh Xuan Tuan – Founder, NextSmarty (Vietnam)

  • Dang Quang Huy – CTO & Co-Founder, ezCloud (Vietnam)

  • Lam Thai Ha – Co-Founder, Phoenix (Vietnam)

13:30 – 14:30


14:30 – 15:00

Investing in Emerging Markets

In the last 5 years, we’ve witnessed a diversification of investment strategies. VCs from all over the world are flocking to Asia and Africa to find the next Unicorns. Our panelists will share their experience working in China and Europe, and what they’re looking for in emerging countries.

  • Alexandre Alfonsi – President, Axonia Partners (France) 
  • Jane Cheng – Head of VC and Startup Partnerships, Google (China)

Moderator : Jonathan Reichental – CEO, Human Future, and former CIO of Palo Alto (USA)

15:00 – 15:30

Pivoting: from startup methodology to bigger corporation organization

More than ever companies need to constantly adapt their products to their users. Startup by being single product focus succeed in doing so. How a bigger corporation with multiple products can set a framework to iterate quickly and fit their customers needs.

  • Etienne Gatti – Partner & Director of New Business Acceleration, Schoolab (France) 

  • Guilain de Pous – Head of Entrepreneurship, Schoolab (France)

15:30 – 16:00

Tech Events in Asia

With a two-fold yearly increase, the number of conferences and tradeshows dedicated to technology has boomed in the past decade. This clearly demonstrates startups, investors and corporate executives’ willingness to connect and do business. We bring together some of the best events organizers from in Asia to learn how they support the innovation ecosystem and what can be done to have a stronger impact in the years to come.

  • Mohan Belani – Co-founder, e27 (Singapore)
  • Amarit Charoenphan – Executive Chairman, Hubba & CCO, TechSauce (Thailand)
  • Yuhki (Otto) Hikasa, Head of Investor Operations, Slush Tokyo (Japan)

Moderator : Ben Costantini – CEO, Startup Sesame (France) 

16:00 – 16:45

Education for Innovation

65% percent of today’s students will work in a job that doesn’t yet exist. As a result, Millenials, and generations to come will have to continuously gain new skills in order to be as adaptable as possible in an ever-evolving workplace. The solutions? Establishing new educational concepts and innovative processes. Come and learn more about them.

  • Stephane Paillard – Head of Startups Programs, Schoolab (France)

  • Quentin Frécon – Managing Director Vietnam, Schoolab (Vietnam)

  • Le Ha Le – Director, FTU Incubation and Innovation Space (Vietnam)
  • Huy Nguyen – Founder, Vietnam Social Innovation Challenge (Vietnam)

30th of August 2019 – Day 2

Startup Stage

10:30 – 12:00

Ơi Award | Future of Work


  • Andrew Duck – CEO, Aversafe (Singapore/Vietnam)
  • Trung Nguyễn – CEO, Blockly Education  (Vietnam)
  • Shaily Shah – Co-Founder, Blue Phish (Singapore)
  • Lise Carpenter – Chief Operating Officer, Get Fixer (Thailand)
  • Thanh Nhân Phạm Ngọc – Founder & CEO, iGMT (Vietnam)
  • Chng Ren Yuen Chng Founder & CEO, PopiWork (Vietnam)
  • Toan Nguyen – Founder & CEO, Recruitery (Vietnam)

  • Bao Khanh Nguyen – Co-founder & CEO, The 6AM Company (Vietnam)
  • Jinho Yang – COO, Toss Lab (South Korea)
  • Jeremy Maman – Co-founder, UpUpapp (Vietnam)
  • Kourosh Atefipour – CEO & Cofounder, Valkyrie Industries (Hong-Kong / London)


  • Casper Sermsuksan – Founder at Fortis & Kulina
  • Binh Tran – General Partner, 500 Startups Vietnam (Vietnam) 
  • Nicole Nguyen – Head of APAC, Infinity Blockchain Ventures (Thailand) – Blockchain

12:00 – 13:30

Ơi Award | Consumer

Finalists :

  • Pham Bach – Co-Founder & CFO, bePOS (Vietnam)
  • Pumin (Louis)  Yuvacharuskul – Director, eatigo international (Thailand)
  • Kiyoung Kim – CEO, FLYHIGH Co,. Ltd (South Korea)
  • Vernon Loh – CEO, Horlu (Singapore)
  • Quang Ninh Tran – CEO, SaveMoney (Vietnam)
  • Shakubayev Dias -Overseas Marketing Manager, Style Seller (South Korea)
  • Seungheon Yum – CEO, Turtleship, Inc. (South Korea)
  • Ann Nguyen – Founder & CEO, VDEs (Vietnam)
  • Franck Nazikian – Founder & CEO, Wowtune (Hong Kong)


  • Linh Thai – CEO, Vingroup Venture (Vietnam)
  • Hoon-Sang Kim – Vice President / Corporate Venture Capital & Business Dev., GS SHOP (South-Korea)
  • Angelia Le – Chief Investment Officer, ThinkZone Corp (Vietnam)

13:30 – 14:30


15:00 – 15:30

Building the First Living Lab in Vietnam

  • Céline Charpiot-Zapolsky, CEO, Linagora (Vietnam)

15:40 – 16:00

Digital Transformation – The Mindset for Exponential Growth

A conversation between David Lang, Technology evangelist specialised in emerging “ABCD” technologies (A= AI/ML, B= Blockchain, C= Cloud Technology, D= Data Science), and Kimiko, Founder of YellowBlocks – the first Vietnam business consulting firm focusing in ABCD. Both professionals will explain how Digital Transformation is creating massive value for multiple industries and how it is related to anyone in startups or businesses, and why it would be the key to unleash any exponential growth.

  • Doan Kieu My (Kimiko) – Founder, YellowBlocks (Vietnam)
  • David Lang – CEO, Imprintcs

16:00 – 16:30

Tips from Investors : Tips from Investors: how to Raise Money and not Fail

What are VCs looking for when investing a startup? When is the right time to approach them? How do you market your company to the most prominent investors? Here are some of the questions that will be discussed by our panelists. Learn how to raise your next funding round!

  • Angelia Le – Chief Investment Officer, ThinkZone Corp (Vietnam)
  • Zong Xi Sia – Associate, Cocoon Capital (Singapore)
  • Richard Webb – CEO & Founder, Cataliize

Moderator : Etienne Gatti – Partner & Director of New Business Acceleration, Schoolab (France)

16:30 – 17:00

Building Future-Proof Accelerators

Is the traditional accelerator model dead? With the rise of alternative programs and incubators, and the growing offer for startup founders, what does it mean to run an accelerator in 2019? We’ll discuss some of the most pressing issues of the industry with our experts.

  • Eva Bandelj – Head of Innovation Ecosystem, Startup Bootcamp (Netherlands)
  • Barbara Guerpillon Director – Unilever Foundry Asia and New Business Growth, Unilever (Singapore)
  • Egita Polanska – Partnerships Ambassador, Startup Wise Guys (Latvia)
  • Pham Trung – President, Danang Business Incubator (Vietnam)

Moderator : Chris Hsiang – CEO, Startups Greater Asia (USA)


Vietnam National Convention Center

Phạm Hùng, Mễ Trì, Nam Từ Liêm
Hà Nội 129408, Vietnam

The venue Vietnam National Convention Center is located on Thăng Long Boulevard in Nam Từ Liêm district of Hanoi, Vietnam. The address is served by excellent transport connections in all directions.