ANTLER-SPECTRUM Innovators Series: Future of Mobility

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Future of Mobility: Moving Asia Forward. Join us for a discussion with industry thought leaders from BMW Group, Grab and Scorpio Electric.

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Mobility is a life source and integral to what we do and how we live. Sensors, autonomous vehicles and biometrics are creating new ways to move. We are now living in exciting times with various options in mobility. We have access to cabs at the tips of our fingers. We ride e-scooters and other PMDs as the last mile solution (or for built-in exercise). We drive electric cars which are more environmentally sustainable.

With the rise of novel and innovative business models, what does the future of mobility hold? How are traditional automobile companies reinventing themselves to stay ahead of the competition? What are the implications for the ASEAN market which consists of mostly developing economies with rapidly growing urban middle class populations?

In collaboration with Antler, a startup generator and our valued partner, we are once again back with our quarterly Innovators Series: Future of Mobility. Come and join us in this highly-anticipated event where you will get to hear from esteemed regional leaders who are actively driving their respective companies in moving Asia forward.

Programme:

6.30 - 7.00pm: Registration

7.00 - 7.05pm: Opening

7.05 - 7.45pm: Panel Discussion

7.45 - 8.00pm: Q&A

8.00 - 8.40pm: Networking

Speakers:

  • Ritu Chandy, Regional Chief Executive Officer, BMW Group Financial Services Asia Pacific

Ritu Chandy is the Regional Chief Executive Officer of Financial Services Asia Pacific, BMW Group effective from 1 July 2018. Ritu is responsible for 1. shaping the Financial Service business and strategy across eight markets - Australia, New Zealand, India, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Thailand, 2. developing finance and insurance products and non-traditional collaboration platforms to meet customer needs for mobility in the region e.g. mobility subscription services, multi-modal transport offerings and 3. pioneering new operating models in the region to adjust to low cost and low scale locations.

Previously, she has held a variety of senior leadership positions across the Asia Pacific region and North America over the past 18 years with BMW Group. More recently, Ritu was Chief Financial Officer and Vice President of Finance, BMW Group, Financial Services, North America from 2014 to 2018 where she was responsible for the financial oversight and development of all Financial Services Companies of the Americas Region.

Ritu holds a MBA from the Chicago Booth School of Business, undergraduate degree in Accounting and Economics from Monash University Australia and is a qualified CPA.

  • Russell Cohen, Head of Regional Operations, Grab

Russell currently leads Grab’s operations and country teams across Southeast Asia, responsible for P&L, business and operational performance of the Transport, Food and Delivery businesses. Russell has over 19 years leadership experience in the mobile, telecom, software and distribution industries, leading teams and businesses across Asia Pacific whilst living in Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan.

Prior to Grab, Russell was with SoftBank C&S in Tokyo as Board Director and Vice President of Business Development & Corporate Strategy from 2014 to 2017, leading all new business, partnerships, global vendor management and M&A strategy. Russell joined SoftBank following the acquisition of Brightstar Corp, where he was Regional Managing Director of Asia based in Singapore from 2012 to 2014, covering 9 markets across the region. Russell also established and ran the Greater China region for Brightstar from Hong Kong, between 2009 and 2012. Prior to Brightstar, Russell worked at Telstra Corp. in Australia.

Russell holds a Master of IT from University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia.

Joel is former CEO of multiple automotive and tech startups in China & the region, successfully raised US$100M+ and achieved exits. He is passionate about sustainable mobility with a clear mission towards realizing clean air through clean mobility by accelerating the widespread adoption of electric vehicles through next-gen E-Motorcycles that are as practical as they are desirable.

His company, Scorpio Electric, is Singapore’s home-grown developer of next-generation electric motorcycles. It is backed by EuroSports Global, a leading distributor of luxury automobiles in the region.

Scorpio Electric aims to solve the problems of pollution and congestion by building high-quality but affordable and practical electric motorcycles. In fact, the company believes this is not only possible, but absolutely essential for the world to continue to develop sustainable and mitigate climate change.

Moderator:

Daren is a Managing Partner at GEC and sits in the Investment Committee of the Technology & Innovation Fund. With his extensive regional business and management experience, Daren oversees the investment deal flow and maintains strategic partnerships across the technology and innovation industry as well as in emerging markets. Before being a Venture Capitalist at GEC, Daren occupied senior management roles at Nikon, eBay, element14 and Daymen Group, where he worked with regional partners and ​industry ​leaders to drive go-to-market strategies, managing both top-line and market expansion with aggregate amounts of over US$​200 million in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East region.

Over the past 15 years, Daren has handled a full spectrum of roles in product technology, regional marketing/sales, market entry, regional tech systems/support and country management. He has also spearheaded offline to online digital transformation projects. Daren’s track record in collaborating effectively with partners as well as his ability to transform and grow companies has set him apart from others in the business management and strategic planning spheres. He is a Board Director for Glints, Vault Dragon and Eunoia, as well as a Mentor for SPH Plug & Play, PolyFinTech 100, StartupBootcamp and UOB Finlab.

Daren holds a Bachelor Degree of Commerce with Double Majors in Information Technology and Marketing with Curtin University.

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