SHAPING YOU BUSINESS
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Prime Minister Office of Thailand
Mrs. Methini hold a Bachelor Degree in Accounting, Chulalongkorn University in 1979, furthermore, earned a Master Degree in Management Information Systems (MIS), University of Bridgeport, Connecticut, USA in 1982.
She was Director of Information Technology Office Treasury Department Ministry of Finance since 1998.
Then, she continues as Executive Director of ICT Industry Promotion Bureau and as executive Director of Policy and Strategy Bureau in Office of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Information and Communication Technology since 2003 and 2008 respectively. She also served as Chairperson of ASEAN Information Infrastructure Working Group, ASEAN Telecommunications and Information Technology Senior Officials Meeting (TELSOM) between 2006-2008.
She worked as Inspector General and Permanent Secretary in Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Information and Communication Technology since 2011 and 2014.
Furthermore while in 2014-2015, she also served as Head of Thai Delegates such as 13th Session of the General Assembly of the Asia-Pacific Telecommunity: GA-13, Session of International Telecommunication Union: ITU Council, The 15th ASEAN Telecommunications and IT Senior Officials Meetings: TELSOM, ASEAN Special TELSOM and ASEAN TELSOM Joint Working Group, and APEC Telecommunications and Information Senior Officials’ Meeting.
CEO and Founder of OurCrowd
Jonathan Medved is a serial entrepreneur and according to the Washington Post (Dec 5, 2007) "one of Israel's leading high tech venture capitalists". In the September, 2008 NY Times Supplement "Israel at 60" Medved was named one of the "top 10 most influential Americans who have impacted Israel". In May 22, 2015 Edition of the Jerusalem Post, Medved was named one of the "50 most influential Jews".
Medved currently is the founder and CEO of OurCrowd, the leading global equity crowdfunding platform for accredited investors and angels. Our Crowd is according to Forbes (August 13 2013) "one of the largest crowdfunding organizations on the planet" having raised over $130M for 70 portfolio companies since its launch in February 2013. Bloomberg Business week said in the May 7, 2015 edition that "OurCrowd is hands down the most successful equity-crowdfunding platform in the world right now." TheStreet.com described OurCrowd as "Crowdfunding for Real Investors."
Medved has been both an entrepreneur and investor: He has been part of the founding teams at several successful Israeli startups, and as a venture and angel investor over the past two decades he invested in almost 200 startup companies, helping to bring 15 of them to values in excess of $100Million.
Between 2006-2012, Medved was the co-founder and CEO of Vringo, a leader in the innovation, development and monetization of mobile technologies and intellectual property. Medved led Vringo to a successful completion of its IPO (Initial Public Offering) on the NYSE:AMEX in June, 2010 and it trades under the symbol VRNG.
Before founding Vringo, Medved was the founder and General Partner of Israel Seed Partners, one of Israel's leading venture capital funds. Started by Medved in 1995 in his garage; he co-managed the fund until January 2006. Israel Seed had $262M under management in four funds and has been an investor in 60 leading Israeli companies. Exits include: Shopping.com (acquired by Ebay), Compugen (Nasdaq: CGEN), Answers.com (Nasdaq: ANSW, acquired by Summit), Cyota (acquired by RSA/CA), Finjan (Nasdaq: FNJN ), Mobile Access (acquired by Corning), Tradeum (acquired by VerticalNet), Native Networks (acquired by Alcatel), Broadlight (acquired by Broadcom), Xacct (acquired by Amdocs), Business Layers (acquired by CA), Xtellus (acquired by Oclaro), and Digital Fuel (acquired by VMWare).
Prior to Israel Seed, Medved built several successful technology startups. Medved was a founder and Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales at MERET Optical Communications, Inc. (Santa Monica, CA) between 1982-1991. MERET was an early pioneer in fiber optic communication systems for video transmission which was acquired by the Amoco Corporation (NYSE:BP) in 1990. Medved then came to Israel where he was part of the founding management team at Accent Software (Nasdaq:ACNTF) where he served as Executive Vice President of Marketing and Sales between 1992-1994. Accent was later acquired by L&H/Microsoft.
Medved serves on the Boards of various non-profits including Ma'aleh Film School, The Michael Levin Lone Soldier Center, Jerusalem Season of Culture, Artists and Musicians for Israel, Bnai David Eli, chairs the Aish HaTorah Boneh Yerushalayim Dinner and serves on the Board of Governors of the Jewish Agency and on the Board of Governors of the Jerusalem College of Technology. Medved was recently awarded (May 2015) the "Boneh Zion" award at Israel's Parliament, by Nefesh b'Nefesh for his contributions to Israel as a new immigrant.
Medved speaks regularly to groups both in Israel and abroad, and has briefed scores of journalists, business leaders and public officials on Israel's tech miracle. George Gilder in his book The Israel Test describes Medved as a "engaging, visionary, pioneering venture capitalist" and traces the origins of his book to meetings he held in Medved's Jerusalem office. Saul Singer and Dan Senor, in their best-selling book, Start-up Nation describe Medved as "one of Israel's legendary business ambassadors (he) has taken on a role that -- in any other country -- would typically belong to the local Chamber of Commerce, Minister of Trade, or Foreign Secretary". According to a profile in the September 24, 2012 Jerusalem Report, Medved speeches combine "breathtaking statistics" with "the knowledge of a consummate insider" and the "arresting skills of a born orator". The article summarizes the impact on a Medved speech on an international crowd of business executives as follows: "The mesmerizing effect on this cynical gathering of hard-bitten executives is palpable. If Medved was hawking a new religion, he would win a roomful of converts tonight"
Medved is a frequent guest and commentator on US and Global TV (PBS, CNN, CNBC, BNN, Bloomberg, CBN, CBC, BBC, ReutersTV, CCTV, etc), and was featured in the documentary movie "Israel Inside", the recent CBN series "Made in Israel", and the Charlie Rose Show. Medved appears regularly on US talk radio including Israel commentary on his brother's show, The Michael Medved Show and his writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, The Jerusalem Post, Townhall.com, and Aish.com
Jon lives in Jerusalem with his wife Jane and his four children and four grandchildren, where he collects rare single malts and loud Hawaiian shirts.
Jon Medved's interview on the Charlie Rose show can be seen here
CEO, Equal Assets
Melvin heads the global development of strategic partnerships, Internet & social media strategy for the next generation of financial products and global expansion strategy for the Group. He is passionate in business development, entrepreneurship, strategic management, social media and digital/mobile marketing especially in the spaces of financial services and technology. He strongly believes that technology companies will start to take over the roles of traditional banking and financial service providers.
Melvin is also a Director in several financerelated companies, including Director of Equity Capital Markets at Stamford Management Group; a Singapore licensed Fund Management Company with assets under management of more than US$200million.
Prior to all this, Melvin was Vice President, Head of Partnerships & Programs for Regional Retail Equities in Maybank Kim Eng Group and before that Vice President, Head of Segment Management for Retail Equities in CIMB Group. In a career spanning 10 years across roles in Currencies, Equity Capital Markets, Options, Private Equity and Equities, he was involved in projects with a combined value of more than US$500million.
A strong believer of ASEAN, he is passionate about many ASEAN initiatives, including the ASEAN Economic Community and the ASEAN Stock Exchanges. He believes that ASEAN's time is here and is particularly keen in connecting ASEAN to East Asia, especially China, another market he is very passionate about.
Melvin is Chairman of the Group’s Investment Committee. He is also Chairman of the Securities Investors Association Singapore (SIAS) Youth Chapter. He is also Vice Chairman of the Search Engine Marketing Professionals Organization (SEMPO) Singapore and a Member of INSPIRIT Community of Young Leaders under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY).
In 2006, he received the IT Youth Award from the Singapore Computer Society for outstanding contributions in IT and entrepreneurship. He was named The Straits Times under 25 the same year and has been featured in numerous media channels like The Straits Times, The Business Times, Lian He Zao Bao, Today Newspaper and Channel News Asia.
Melvin holds a Honours Degree in Business from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
Director of Center for Technology Diffusion Policy Assessment Center, BPPT, Agency For The Assessment And Application Of Technology
Iwan Sudrajat earned his Ph.D in Engineering & Technology Management from Portland State University, USA in 2007. He has worked at BPPT (The Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology) Indonesia for almost 30 years. He is the Director for Technology Diffusion Policy Assessment Center. While he was a Head of Technology Incubator, with a support of Ms. Hong Sin Kwek, he organized the first Crowdfunding Seminar in Indonesia in 2013. Since then, discusions about issues pertinent to crowdfunding in Indonesia continue. He is currently in charge of the planning and development of the Pelalawan Technopolis and coordinating 7 other Techno Parks facilitated by BPPT.
Co-Founder, TravisLeon Watch Company
Leon is a Co-founder of TRAVISLEON Watch Company, which successfully got their first mechanical watch funded earlier this year in January 2015. Prior to starting watch company, Leon have previously spent the last 5 years with Envitool Asia building a SaaS Startup in Singapore and Shanghai.
Leon currently working with Evan Foo from Archt to launch a CrowdFunding Collective initiative that help creators with crowdfunding with proven methodologies that they have developed with other creators. Leon graduated from National University of Singapore, with a Bachelor of Arts, and during his university days, he has also spent a year working with Notisum AB, a legal monitoring startup in Sweden.
Creator, CrowdFunding Asia™
CEO & Founder, Phoenixict Pte Ltd™ and Sinwattana.com
Founder of Phoenixict, Hong Sin Kwek has had an incredibly unusual journey. With a background in cyber security and forensics, Hong Sin chanced upon Crowdfunding after a pitch to investors turned to a new opportunity in the Crowdfunding field. The more she studied the field the more she realised the profound impact of the digital world that leads to crowd economy. Thoughts on Crowdwisdom started since 2011 April as she had the entire idea of "Blue Ocean" strategy having clients getting the value of their investment in any size and types of industry.
She envisions that in near term to come, Crowdsourcing and Crowdfunding on entrepreneurs and new business ventures drives the economy. Pioneering the efforts of Crowdfunding in Asia, Hong Sin is on a mission to spread awareness and impact on 'Crowd Wisdom' - The effort to collectively expand the economy through the power of many.
Partners in Asia including policy makers and economic influencers draw on Hong Sin's expertise, drive and tenacity to help manage and solve their business needs.
CEO of DeBuNe Pte Ltd, founder of 25MOD Pte Ltd
Roberto discovered a passion for Information Technology at the tender age of 6 when, with the help of his father, he started to learn computer programming. By age 10 he had developed and sold his first video game. Four years later he begun an entrepreneurship career when, authorised by Italy’s court for minors, he opened his first IT company. In the formative years of the Internet he expanded his business reach into the online world and quickly found his company’ services in great demand. Roberto, specialised in Lawful Interception systems and big data analysis, is also a consultant to law enforcement agencies. Moved to Asia a decade ago, and married with a Singaporean lady, Roberto is now associate of the Nxt(.org) foundation, CEO of DeBuNe Pte Ltd, and he is founder of 25MOD Pte Ltd, the Singaporean company behind the innovative Open Trade Documents (OTDocs.com) blockchain project.