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Keynote Speaker:

Alvin Ching

VP & Seller Engagement Head – Lazada Philippines

He started out in the field of Information Technology with multinationals Procter & Gamble and Hewlett-Packard. There he learned how technology is a powerful enabler of business if done right, and how important a customer service mindset is critical to making the right decisions. He has spent most of his corporate career in Singapore before returning home to the Philippines to join ridesharing startup Uber to lead Strategy & Planning for its customer support arm. This year, he joined Lazada because he believes in the opportunity of e-commerce and especially for the Philippines and he is excited to share this with us today.


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Ash Mandhyan

Head of Client Solutions – Facebook Philippines

 Ash is the Head of client solutions for Facebook in the Philippines, matching business objectives with appropriate strategies, and digital tools. With a background in digital retail for over 10 years, having worked as the business unit head for marketing and e-commerce under SM Prime Holdings, a Director for a performance marketing agency, and as the VP for operations at Lazada Philippines, prior to joining Facebook. Ash is a performance marketer that has built brands and rendered ideas that are among today’s ecom realities in the Philippines.

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Herns Hermida

Business Group Lead – Cloud and Enterprise – Microsoft Philippines

Herns is the business group lead of the Cloud and Enterprise business of Microsoft Philippines. He oversees the marketing, sales and operations of key Microsoft solutions such as Microsoft Azure, the Microsoft Windows Server platform, Microsoft SQL Server and application platforms, Microsoft System Center suite of management solutions, data analytics, and information / data security, blockchain, gaming in the cloud and AI. He is an IT industry veteran of 25 years and has worked with Fortune 500 companies as well as local established systems integrators, vendors and start ups; in various roles in technical support, training, systems, network, data center and hybrid cloud infrastructure, marketing and business development. He has been with Microsoft for the past 6 years starting in 2012.

Samuel Jeanblanc

Market Lead – Youtube / Google

 A 5-year Googler, Samuel Jeanblanc is currently managing the Emerging Client team in the Philippines.
Based in Europe before moving to Asia two years ago, his goal is to help Filipino businesses grow with Google, as the country is digitizing fast.
An eager diver, surfer and hiker, his favorite locations are Siargao, Coron and the mountains near Baguio.

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Bo Lundqvist

President & CEO – Retail Associates

Entrepreneur of Swedish origin and a resident of the Philippines since 2008, Bo Lundqvist is the Founder of Retail Associates Corp.

Bo is an active member of the local business community, and one of the founders of the Nordic Business Council Philippines (NBCP), where he holds the position of President since 2014.

When not at work, Bo is practicing his favorite hobby of teaching scuba diving at one of the many resorts around the Philippines..

Arline Adeva

AVP for Brand Communications, PR and Digital Marketing – Jollibee Foods Corporation

Arline has been with Jollibee Foods Corporation (JFC) for 10 years, leading the PR department of the company’s flagship and well-loved brand, Jollibee. As the Assistant Vice President and head of the Brand communications, PR and Digital Marketing team, she is overseeing all the publicity requirements of the Jollibee brand with her team, the staging of major company milestones and consumer events, managing the brand’s social media assets, forging strategic brand collaborations.

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Jonathan Yabut

The Apprentice Asia Winner and founder of JY Consultancy & Ventures

Jonathan Yabut is the proud Filipino winner of the hit Asian reality TV show, The Apprentice Asia. For winning the show, he served for 1 year as Chief of Staff of Air Asia reporting directly to Malaysian business mogul, Tony Fernandes based in Kuala Lumpur.

Born and raised in Manila, Jonathan is a multi-awarded marketer and HR professional with over 10 years of experience in Southeast Asia. Dubbed as “Asia’s Millennial Guru”, he is Asia’s leading motivational speaker on topics involving leadership, talent of development Gen Y workers, and office productivity.

Jonathan is the author of three best-selling motivational books, “From Grit to Great” (2015), “Fast Forward” (2017), and “Single, Taken, Or Building My Empire” (2019), which offers career tips and advice for aspiring corporate millennials. By record, he is the only Filipino author today able to penetrate the Southeast Asian markets of Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam and Indonesia as a certified best-selling author. Jonathan today is the founder and managing director of his marketing consultancy firm, The JY Consultancy & Ventures, which offers marketing and talent optimization services to start-ups and Fortune 500 companies in Asia.

Regina Saquin

Customer Experience – ZALORA

Regina champions the customer voice at ZALORA, ensuring that teams across the organization adopt a customer mindset to deliver a seamless experience across the shopping journey.

With a background in consumer insights, having worked with packaged goods manufacturers and tech retail startups to understand their customers, she seeks to build the relationship between brands and customers by focusing on key touchpoints. Regina leads customer experience in ZALORA, advocating for and enhancing the online shopping experience.

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#GenCX Panel

Lifestyle Blogger / Influencer

Dani Barretto

Lifestyle Blogger / Influencer
Restaurateur / Actor

Kian Kazemi

Restaurateur / Actor
Tech Blogger

Peter Jan Icogo

Tech Blogger

Gracie Miranda - Maulion

Entrepreneur / Food Blogger

Jill Tan

Entrepreneur / Food Blogger
Philippine retail summit
Philippine retail summit

14 March 2019

SMX Aura Convention Center, Taguig City

8:30 am – 5:30 pm

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