11.26 ORIGIN Indonesia | Going abroad, food and agritech, China’s innovation

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The global digital economy is moving into its next phase as we observe a growing number of Chinese tech companies targeting overseas markets, bringing along their capital, expertise, and technology. As China’s domestic market reaches saturation and experiences a slowdown, Chinese VCs, tech titans, and startups are now eyeing emerging markets to drive sustainable growth.

Huge amounts of money are pouring into verticals such as e-commerce, fintech, and ride-hailing startups in Southeast Asia and India. The tech development gap between Southeast Asia and China creates vast opportunities for investors to profit from investing in up-and-coming tech companies.

Will the going abroad (chuhai) endeavor prove to be a success or a flop? Hear from GGV Capital, Silot, SuperAtom, and Grand View Capital as we discuss this phenomenon and why Chinese entrepreneurs are targeting emerging markets across the world.

There is an accelerating need for innovation across the food & agriculture value chain due to the changing consumer tastes and preferences in recent years. Consumers not only seek healthier and more affordable options, but they also demand expanded varieties and convenience.

We have witnessed Luckin Coffee bursting onto China’s coffee scene in January 2018, filling the unmet gap with a more appealing price point and its efficient delivery service. Indonesia, the world’s fourth largest coffee producer, has Kopi Kenangan, a coffee startup founded in August 2017 with a model that is similar to China’s Luckin Coffee. Moving down the food value chain –  while China has Meicai – Indonesia has TaniHub, an AgriTech startup that aims to simplify the farmers’ supply chain and connect them directly with the end consumers. At ORIGIN Indonesia, we will hear from Indonesian Food & Agri companies on how they find a sustainable business model on their quest for digital transformation. 

Last but not least, how is China shaping the future of global tech? Gain insights on China′s road from copycat to trailblazer with TechNode’s CEO, Dr. Lu Gang as he kicks off the ASEAN-China track at Wild Digital Indonesia Conference with a keynote speech on an overview of the China tech developments.

Grab your exclusive discounted tickets HERE and we hope to see you there at Wild Digital Indonesia x ORIGIN by TechNode on November 26. Do not miss the ASEAN-China track hosted by TechNode on the main stage of Wild Digital Indonesia. 


Going Abroad (Chuhai) Special: Making forays into Southeast Asia Panelists:

Mr. Dimitra Taslim | Investor, GGV Capital

Dimi looks at investments in India and Southeast Asia for GGV Capital. Previously he was an entrepreneur building a digital platform that provides access to institutional-quality wealth management. Prior to that, he led deal sourcing and deal execution across Southeast Asia for a regional VC fund. He started his career in London, where he cut his teeth in consulting, private equity, and angel investing. Dimi graduated from the London School of Economics and Harvard Business School.

 

Mr. Andy Li | CEO, Silot

After being a business development veteran in the Asia Pacific region for two decades, Andy Li has a strong determination to empower banks to transform the financial services landscape with artificial intelligence and big data things to better serve their customers. That is the start of Silot in March 2017.

Andy has a fruitful experience in global expansion sector for listed Internet giant firms. He was Baidu Global Payment’s former Deputy General Manager and Baidu’s regional representative in Southeast Asia. Besides, he once held significant positions at Kingsoft, Changyou.com and Sea Group (formerly known as Garena).

Mr. Johnny Li | Co-founder, SuperAtom

Born in 1981 and Chinese nationality, Li attained a Bachelor of Arts degree in 2007 from Beijing International Studies University in China. He obtained a Senior Interpretation certificate from Beijing Oriental School in 2004 and How to Become an Excellent Manager certificate from Peter F. Drucker Academy in 2011.

He started his career as an International Business Development Associate Director at Beijing New Postcom Telecom before handling job as General Manager at NQ MObile Inc and Cheetah Mobile. Johnny is currently the co-founder of PT. Uangme Fintek Indonesia (SuperAtom), a startup incubated by and spun off from Cheetah Mobile.

 

Ms. Devin He | Investment Director, Grand View Capital 大观资本

Devin is mainly responsible for the investment of overseas startups in the SEA and India market, focusing on TMT, entertainment and consumer fields. Involved investment cases including Habby Network, HOLLA, Shoplazza, NewsBreak, etc.

 


Serving Fresh Funds: Food trends and innovation Panelists:

Mr. Edward Tirtanata | CEO and Co-Founder, Kopi Kenangan

Edward is leading Kopi Kenangan to become the fastest growing coffee chain in SEA. He is also the founder of Lewis & Carroll Tea, one of the market leaders for the premium tea house.

 

 

 

Mr. Pamitra Wineka | Co-Founder & President, TaniHub

In 2016, Pamitra Wineka (or fondly known as Eka) and his fellow Co-Founders, Ivan Arie Sustiawan, Michael Jovan, William Setiawan, Edwin Setiawan, and Oki Setiawan setup TaniHub, a subsidiary of TaniGroup. They released the inefficiencies within Indonesia’s agriculture industry and were compelled to step in and support Indonesia’s agriculture sector through digital innovations.

Eka has gained valuable work experience in the corporate industry working with international financial institutions like The World Bank and J.P. Morgan. Eka spent four years with The World Bank from 2012 to 2016, where he held the role of a Research Analyst, starting out in Washington D.C before moving back to Indonesia. Eka’s overseas work experience enables him to bring fresh new ideas to the business and makes him a key player within the team.

Eka holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics from Bandung Technology Institute and an MBA in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


China′s Road From Copycat to Trailblazer Keynote Speaker:

Dr. Lu Gang | Founder & CEO, TechNode 动点科技

Dr. Lu Gang is the founder and CEO of TechNode, making him one of China’s most recognized influencers in the global technology sector. What started as Dr. Lu’s personal blog quickly became a highly respected international innovation platform, with six business units including TN Media (Chinese and English technology media platform), TN Inno (corporate innovation services), TN Global (Asia and global business), TN Events (branding and event services), TN Data (startup ecosystem data analysis) and TN VC (venture capital and financing services). Through these initiatives, TechNode connects China’s start-up technology ecosystem with the rest of the world. Today, TechNode is the exclusive China partner of TechCrunch. Dr. Lu earned his Ph.D. in Wireless Communications from the University of Sheffield, UK. Dr. Lu was honored with the ‘1000 Talents Plan’ of Shanghai in 2017 and received the Entrepreneurial Award of the British Council’s Study UK Alumni Awards in 2017-18.