Regional tech giants convene in KL for Wild Digital Southeast Asia 2022
By Digital News Asia September 6, 2022
- Malaysian Minister of Finance in a special Fireside Chat with Patrick Grove
- Over 1k attendees & 70+ speakers, featuring region's leading tech players
Wild Digital, Southeast Asia’s leading tech conference powered by Catcha Group, kicks off its eighth flagship conference today. After running virtually for the last two years, the two-day exclusive tech conference is back in-person this 6th and 7th Sept at Le Meridien Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Themed Unlocking Asia’s Evolving Tech Future, Wild Digital’s Southeast Asia (SEA) conference will see a gathering of over 1,000+ attendees and 70+ speakers, featuring the region's leading tech players, disruptors and pundits among them.
As news of tech layoffs make its rounds worldwide in recent months, it raises the question: “How will Southeast Asia’s tech darlings and its thriving tech landscape, which saw record-breaking growth over the last two years, brace for the tougher times ahead?”
Canvassing across the hottest tech verticals such as Ecommerce, Agritech, Digital Banking, Insurtech, Fintech, Healthtech, as well as the latest Internet evolution—Web3, the Metaverse and NFTs, attendees can expect to hear firsthand from global and regional heavyweights such as Nium, Snowflake, Boost, Meta, Gobi Partners, Golden Gate Ventures, and the likes.
The speakers will be sharing their insights and observations of the upcoming trends and evolutions as the ecosystem brace for another season of change via the various rapid-fire sessions and fireside chats.
"2022 promises to be a year of extraordinary growth for the Southeast Asian tech industry,” said Patrick Grove, Co-Founder and Group CEO of Catcha Group.
He notes that restrictions on physical interactions during the Covid 19 pandemic have seen growing demands by consumers for new digital and online-based solutions. Amid the crisis, the region has seen the acceleration of ecommerce, fintech and logistics industries. Meanwhile, new technologies such as Web3 and Metaverse are also being adopted by Southeast Asian tech entities.
“When trouble arises, entrepreneurs strive to find ways to overcome the obstacles. Although the reason for the recession is completely different now, it’s a good opportunity to create something that solves problems generated by the shift to the online world. We believe that Wild Digital is a platform that offers valuable insights into the future of Southeast Asia’s tech industry,” Patrick adds.
Confirmed speakers include:
• Senator Zafrul Abdul Aziz – Malaysia’s Finance Minister
• Pratik Gandhi – Co-Founder & COO, Nium
• Jaeson Ma – Co-Founder & Co-CEO, OP3N
• Carmen Yuen – General Partner, Vertex Ventures SEA
• John Ge – Co-Founder & CEO, Matrixport
• Tessa Wijaya – Co-Founder & COO, Xendit
Check out the full speaker lineup here.
Pitch, network and form your business connections
Aside from Wild Digital’s Main Stage sessions, there will also be Networking Sessions happening on both 6 and 7 Sept from 6-7pm, presenting attendees the chance to meet investors, build new business relationships, collaborate, and innovate on new opportunities.
For more targeted networking, Wild Digital’s Rapid Mingle feature allows attendees to schedule 15-minute meetings ahead of time via the website. Find out more here.
In addition to the above, there will be a special pitching session powered by Malaysian Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC) in collaboration with Wild Digital – titled “FRONTIER FOUNDERS 2022”, which will be taking place tomorrow, 7th Sept at Parry II, Level 6, from 3pm – 4pm. The five participating startups are:
• Cult Creative
• Arus Oil
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