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Insights Into Powering Growth in the Digital Economy - SGX Series on Emerging Technology Trends


Apr 08 2024, Monday03:00 PM - 05:30 PM (GMT +8:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore


SGX Auditorium, Level 2, SGX Centre 1, 2 Shenton Way, 068804

, Singapore



Emerging from COVID-19, one of the most lasting legacies is the accelerated adoption of digital disruptive technologies across all industries. Savvy and confident, consumers are embracing the digital economy as a means to access enhanced services that would traditionally have been out of reach. Join us for an exclusive afternoon to hear from two of the most prominent tech scale-ups today, on key industry trends, as well as how they have navigated early-stage challenges to scaling into regional powerhouses. They will share on how they have successfully created new business opportunities in the new digital economy, lessons learnt and exciting growth plans ahead

🚀 Join us on April 8, 2024, 3PM to 5:30PM at SGX Auditorium and hear from Singapore's top tech scale-ups - Aspire and ShopBack!

In ‘Insights into Powering Growth in the Digital Economy’, dive into industry trends and discover how Aspire and Shopback conquered early-stage challenges to become regional powerhouses.

Explore their journey in the new digital economy - creating new business opportunities, lessons, and discover their exciting growth plans ahead.

Speakers include Thomas Jeng, General Manager, Singapore, Aspire and Julian Foo, General Manager, Financial Services, ShopBack.

Gain insights from the panel discussion featuring ACE.SG, Aspire, ShopBack, BRAVE Southeast Asia Tech Podcast, moderated by SGX Group

Limited slots available, RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/37dmvbax

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Date: 08 Apr 2024, Monday
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:30 PM (GMT +8:00) Kuala Lumpur, Singapore
Location: SGX Auditorium, Level 2, SGX Centre 1, 2 Shenton Way, 068804


Speaker's Profile:

Thomas Jeng, General Manager, Singapore, Aspire
Thomas Jeng

Thomas Jeng is General Manager, Singapore at Aspire, where he leads the sales and partnerships teams driving the firm’s expansion. Thomas focuses on commercial strategy, organizational design, as well as overseeing operational execution. Prior to joining Aspire, he held a variety of roles in the startup and venture capital space, including: - Leading go-to-market and customer success as VP, Head of Commercial at Gnowbe, an early-stage EdTech company - Leading expansion in Asia, Europe, and Africa as Head of Global Business Development at 500 Startups (now 500 Global), a worldwide venture capital firm and startup ecosystem builder - Building Junction, a platform for digital innovation talent, as Co-Founder and CEO

Speaker's Profile:

Julian Foo, General Manager, Financial Services, ShopBack
Julian Foo

Julian is the General Manager of ShopBack heading up Financial Services. He founded the Instore business in 2018 and launched Singapore’s first wallet-linked offers program with DBS PayLah! in 2020. He then went on to launch the Payments business for both Online and Instore partners. Prior to that, he was in the legal profession and advised on emerging enterprises and start-ups on their capital raises and corporate transactions with respect to growth capital and private equity across the full range of M&A activities globally.

Speaker's Profile:

Jeremy Au, Investor & Podcast Host, BRAVE Southeast Asia Tech
Jeremy Au

Jeremy was previously CEO and Co-Founder of CozyKin, a VC-backed edtech start-up, which was acquired by Higher Ground Education and scaled across multiple cities in North America. He has been recognized with Forbes “30 Under 30” and Prestige “40 Under 40.” He now hosts a regular series of podcast called BRAVE Southeast Asia Tech Podcast, sharing on various topics about Southeast Asia's startup & venture capital scenes.

Moderator's Profile:

Ong Leyu, Senior Vice President, Head of TMT, Capital Markets, SGX
Ong Leyu

Leyu heads the TMT team within Capital Markets, and is active in reaching out to the start-up ecosystem to help innovative growth companies in their fundraising plans. This is her second time back with SGX, having previously covered the Southeast Asian markets, including Malaysia, Indonesia and Myanmar to work with regional businesses interested to list in Singapore, before she left in 2015 to join Capbridge, a fintech startup that leverages on technology to match professional institutional investors to growth companies seeking funding, and regulated by MAS. She then joined PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Singapore Venture Hub, a one-of-its-kind initiative to create a one-stop shop for investors and startup founders. She rejoined SGX in late 2018.


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