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ORIGIN Conference is TechNode Global's premier international content track about the latest developments in the Asia tech and startup scene where international industry leaders and technology innovators from across the region gather to share trends, experiences, and leadership lessons. Inspired by the power of technology in building resilience, ORIGIN Conference by TechNode Global with the theme “Startup Asia: Celebrating the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship” will be taking place on November 18 at TECHFEST Live x ROAD-TO-WCIT Malaysia 2020.


November 18, 2020 | 10.00am – 5.00pm (GMT+8) | LIVE STREAM + ON DEMAND

10:00am – 10:05am


📍 Dr. Lu Gang, Founder & CEO, TechNode

10:05am – 10:45am

Trend explained: Everything you need to know about livestreaming eCommerce

📍 Andrew Lim, CFO, Gushcloud

📍 Sega Cheng, Co-founder & CEO, iKala

📍 Colin Phua, CEO & Founder, Captive Interactive

📍 Eric(Ye) Fang, President & Founding Partner, Favour Capital

10:45am – 11:05am

Fostering global AI adoption with iFLYTEK

📍 Rachel Li, SEA Regional Manager, iFLYTEK

11:05am – 11:45am

Digital health gaining momentum

📍 Dr. Liu Chang, Regional Director, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, ACCESS Health

📍 Anil Argilla, Head, Emerging Asia Region, Pfizer Biopharmaceuticals Group, Pfizer Inc.

📍 Carlos Jo Loo, Investment Associate, MassMutual Ventures

📍 Hui Hong Seow, Business and Programme Director, BlueChilli Group

11:45am – 12:20pm

Harvest the future: Big opportunities for plant-based food

📍 Nick Cooney, Founder and Managing Partner, Lever VC

📍 Kelvin Ng, BD Director (ASEAN), Green Monday

📍 John Friedman, Director, AgFunder Asia & GROW Accelerator

12.20pm – 01.20pm


01.20pm – 01.40pm

Digitizing small merchants in India

📍 Harsh Pokharna, co-founder & CEO, OkCredit

📍 Tarana Lalwani, Director, InnoVen Capital

01.40pm – 02.15pm

Reimagine insurance in the digital age

📍 Cleosent Randing, Founder and CEO, PasarPolis

📍 Max Tiong, Head, Transformation Office, NTUC Income

📍 Kayvon Deldar, Program Director, Insurtech and Fintech (Singapore), Plug & Play Tech Centre

02.15pm – 02.35pm

What’s the new formula for education in the Philippines?

📍 Grace David, Chief Marketing & Partnerships Officer, Edukasyon

📍 Joseph de Leon, Founding Member, Manila Angel Investors Network (MAIN)

02.35pm – 03.10pm

Building resilience in supply chain & logistics

📍 Kevin Lim, Co-founder & CEO, Tramés

📍 Lee Junxian, Co-founder & CEO, Moovaz

📍 Garry Lim, Partnerships Director, LogiSYM

03.10pm – 03.45pm

Where’s the new cash for startup founders?

📍 Kenneth Li, Managing Partner, MDI Ventures Singapore

📍 Jeff Chi, Founding Member & Vice Chairman, Vickers Venture Partners

📍 Pinn Lawjindakul, Vice President, Lightspeed Venture Partners

📍 Ambar Machfoedy, BD Director, Sistema Asia

03.45pm – 04.20pm

How Japanese startups are building a smart and sustainable city

📍 Kobayashi Hiroyuki, Corporate Vice President, Akippa

📍 Mariko McTier, Co-founder, MyMizu

📍 Keita Mitsuhashi, Co-founder and CCO, Queue, Inc.

04.20pm – 05.00pm

Thriving in the #SheEra: It’s time to shine for women entrepreneurs

📍 Tang Shuyin, Partner, Patamar Capital

📍 William Klippgen, Managing Partner, Cocoon Capital

📍 Susian Yeap, Co-founder, Supahands

📍 Jenni Risku, Founder, Women in Tech Asia




ORIGIN Conference aims to discuss the latest developments in pan-Asia’s tech and startup scene through our event with a lineup of international industry leaders and technology innovators who can impart valuable knowledge to help others succeed in this highly competitive market. Statistically speaking, ORIGIN’s past speakers are:
– C-suites
– Directors
– Presidents/VPs

Definitely! Get in touch with us here.

As a rule of thumb:
// Keynote* – 1 speaker with presentation slides (15 mins)
// F
ireside chat – 1 speaker and 1 moderator (15 mins)
// Panel discussion – 2~3 speakers and 1 moderator (30 – 40 mins)
*only Gold sponsors

ORIGIN’s speakers are self-funded volunteers coming together to learn and share. Speaking at ORIGIN gives you a great opportunity to build up your personal and corporate branding. Not only can you reach out to the audience who are present, you are also extending your outreach to thousands of TechNode’s online readers when your discussion is published on our media platforms after the event.

  • Startups: 39%
  • SMEs: 6%
  • Corporates: 17%
  • Academia/Research Institutes: 15%
  • Accelerators/Incubators: 7%
  • Venture Capitalists: 8%
  • Government: 6%
  • Others: 2%

Yes! Get in touch with us here.

Committed to community, our events bring together entrepreneurs, professionals, and key decision makers from a wide range of sectors and industries to understand how technology is changing the world. With our vast connection within the China-ASEAN tech ecosystem and other regions, we are capable of providing an integrated package of solution specifically to meet your needs of outreach, be it within SEA, China or globally.

Get in touch with us to see how our platforms offer effectivity and efficiency to your PR and marketing campaigns!

TechNode is always on the lookout for opportunities and we are open to strategic partnerships because we believe the right brand collaboration can make a world of difference in the success of the event. Get in touch with us if the partnership below tickles your fancy:

  • Co-organiser
  • Media partner
  • Ecosystem/community partner
  • Event partner


USD200 USD50


TechNode Global’s exclusive promo code: ORIGINATTECHFEST

With a delegate’s ticket, you will get:

≡ All access for on-demand sessions online

≡ AI-powered B2B matching and networking

≡ Invitations to workshops and masterclasses

≡ First in line for special exclusives

≡ Personalized swag bag

≡ For Malaysians, it is HRDF claimable

USD500 USD300


TechNode Global’s exclusive promo code: ORIGINATTECHFEST

An exhibitor enjoys thorough attention:

≡ Easy to navigate booth

≡ Customized activation

≡ 2 min video at click

≡ LIVE chatbot for enquiries & appointment setting

≡ 3 downloadable pdf on product/solutions

≡ PLUS MORE benefits