The Conference

The conference will feature talks from renowned speakers who are innovators in their respective fields. The format will include four separate talks that deal with a range of relevant topics.

Each talk will be followed by a Q&A session that will allow audience members to interact directly with the speakers. Lunch will be served for all guests during which you will be able meet and network with your fellow entrepreneurs.

Be a Participant

The ignite conference is an invite only event with limited slots for attendance. Sign up here to show your interest to be a participant in our event. We'll contact you when a slot frees up

Meet the Speakers

Donald lim

Donald Lim

Country CEO, Dentsu Aegis Network | Founding President, IMMAP

Dr. Donald Patrick Lim is the Country CEO of the Dentsu Aegis Network Philippines. Prior to his current role, he is the Chief Digital Officer of ABS-CBN Corporation, and before that, as Chief Innovation Officer of McCann Worldgroup Philippines and Managing Director of the digital arm of McCann, MRM Manila, 2011 4As Agency of the Year for Digital Excellence and Campaign Southeast Asia Philippine Digital Agency of the Year. Before McCann, he was the former President and CEO of Yehey! Corporation and also President and CEO of Media Contacts Manila.

Arnaud bonzom

Arnaud Bonzom


Arnaud is the Director of Corporate Innovation at 500 Startups. His recent report on How do the World’s Biggest Companies Deal with the Start­up Revolution? details the bullish efforts by Multinational Corporations to engage start­ups and leverage on their capabilities.
Prior to 500 Startups, Arnaud was part of INSEAD, where he was responsible for facilitating interactions between MBA students/alumni and the Entrepreneurship ecosystem. Arnaud is also working on his spare time to develop some tools for the startup ecosystem: Asia Funding / M&A Newsletter and Singapore Startup Ecosystem & Entrepreneur Toolbox.

Kei shimada

Kei Shimada

Chief Lab Officer, DMLAB Global

Kei is a Japanese American entrepreneur born in New York. He has worked for Panasonic, Lucent Technologies, Cybird, all leading companies in their respective industries before establishing his successful mobile strategy firm, Infinita. For over 10 years, Kei has devoted his time to helping Japanese companies with their mobile product and service strategies in expanding across borders and likewise guided International companies with their entry into Japan.
He is now Director of Business Development at Dentsu's product innovation section, the Future Communications Department, where he is going beyond the companies traditional advertising business to cultivate new global business opportunities in the digital arena. He is fully bilingual in Japanese and English, and is a regular at industry events such as the Mobile Marketing Forum, Mobile World Congress, Ad:Tech, Festival of Media, CommunicAsia, X|Media|Lab, Mobile 2.0, Telecom Asia and has done keynote presentations and panel moderation in over a 20 countries around the globe.

Willy kuehne

Willy Küne

Agency Business Lead, Google Philippines

Willy is Heading the agency business in the Philippines with the goal of empowering traditional media agency in the digital space. He joined Google in 2013 after working for a small digital start-up agency in Germany and selling office supplies business-to-business in the United States. He strongly believes in the power of agencies to be a key driver for business innovation and development.

The Exhibit

Twenty local and international startups will be showcasing their interactive booths.

The exhibit will highlight new technologies and new products for participants to see and experience.

Be an Exhibitor

We will only accept 20 exhibitors that will showcase products that utilizes new technology. We are looking at products that participants can see and experience. Sign up if you have an interesting product to share. We'll contact you via email if your product is selected.

List of Exhibitors

Information will be available soon.