Digital Disruption Event

Asia Tomorrow: Digital Disruption

10th July 2015 - Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre, Singapore

From transport to commerce, innovation is disrupting the way traditional industries are operating and in some instances, changing the rules of engagement. But will we continue to see new innovations in the next decade, or will the tech world end up focusing too much on profits? What are these digital disruptors doing to stay on top of their game? Can Asia ever become the main source for game-changing innovations? CNBC's award-winning anchor, Martin Soong, will host a discussion at the DBS Asian Insights Conference, with perspective from the companies who are revolutionizing the business landscape.

Moderator: Martin Soong

Martin Soong is the co-anchor of CNBC's Street Signs. The weekday show follows the day's biggest moves to provide viewers with actionable, real-time insights.

He speaks regularly at such major events as the World Economic Forum and is a six-time winner of Best News Anchor, as voted by industry peers at the Asian Television Awards.


Confirmed speakers

Sabrina Peng – Alipay International

Sabrina Peng serves as president of Alipay International, a unit of Ant Financial Services Group responsible for the payment service provider's international development. She currently oversees Alipay's business development, operations and marketing activities in overseas regions including APAC and the EU. She plays an active role in formulating Alipay's cross-border and regional payment business strategies and has driven major collaborations with multiple partners.

Sabrina joined Alibaba Group in 2000 and was the architect behind Alibaba.com's China TrustPass product, successfully leading a team which marketed the product to hundreds of thousands of SMEs in China. She served as director of customer service in Alibaba.com's China marketplace division from 2004 to 2005, and as head of Alibaba.com's China web operations department from March 2006 to February 2007. She was promoted to vice president of Alibaba Group in October 2007, and was named president of Alipay International in Nov 2012.



Soul Htite - Founder & CEO at Dianrong.com

Dianrong.com, a major Chinese peer-to-peer (P2P) online lender is shaking up the country's traditional banking system.

"Social media is a wonderful tool in getting data to evaluate the credit worthiness of a person."

The platform (Dianrong.com) requires access to a borrower's Weibo account - China's equivalent of Facebook. If a payment is missed, Dianrong.com can post public requests on the social media site to demand recovery, potentially embarrassing the borrower.


Darius Cheung – 99.co

Darius Cheung is the founder of 99.co, the most trusted platform to search for property with real listings and real data in Singapore.

99.co empowers home seekers to find the best home at the best value, by providing verified listings and data with a powerful, intuitive online map-based search. 99.co is the fastest growing property search company in Singapore and is backed by top investors such as Eduardo Saverin and Sequoia Capital.


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