Why

Attend

Alibaba Cloud’s inaugural PAF startup day brings leading Chinese startups to share their experiences and learnings from the past decade of rapid growth and development. Designed to be a full day of interactive knowledge exchange, the event gathers Southeast Asian startups from all stages with notable Chinese startups to discuss about the opportunities in the hottest sectors in SEA. 

Lean in as mature Chinese tech companies and SEA VCs discuss the parallels and differences between China and SEA across 4 industries — Robotics, AI, E-commerce, and Fintech. Are there lessons from China applicable to SEA and what are they? We collected questions from startups in SEA, speakers will be answering these burning questions at the event!

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Open Office Hours is designed for startups to seek guidance and suggestions from VCs. Selected startups will get to talk to Asia's leading investors in this 1-1 open office hour session. Conversations will be open for other fellow startups to listen in.

Event

Schedule
10:00am
10:10am
Announcement
Alibaba Cloud Southeast Asia Accelerator Partners
10:20am

Panel [Click here to watch]
Spotlighting B2B Fintech in Asia 
Fintech remains a core pillar of innovation in Asia, in this panel, speakers will 
discuss the challenges, development of B2B Fintech in Asia, as well as the readiness of SEA’s regulations for the growth of Fintech in the region. 

  • Helen Wong, Senior Advisor and Venture Partner, AC Ventures
  • Hannah Chan, GM of Overseas Asset Acquisition, Fuyou Group 
  • Moderator: Jin Hoo, Co-founder and COO, Fencore

Panel [Click here to watch]
Navigating Asia’s roadmap for AI
AI has been in the spotlight for years now. What makes a standout AI company, how can regulations and policies enable AI breakthroughs, and how can intellectual property protection apply to AI?

  • Dr Jeffrey Chi, Managing Director, Vickers Venture Partners
  • Logan Xie, Senior Consultant, Quandashi  
11:10am

Panel [Click here to watch]
Pushing the Adoption of Robots in Southeast Asia and China

The growing ubiquity of robots has been accelerated by consumer’s expectations for efficiency and hygiene. This panel will discuss growth trends, challenges in encouraging adoption and funding, and what’s next for Robotics in Asia.

  • Jeff Lin, Senior Principal, iGlobe Partners
  • Sally Yang, Co-founder, Amy Robotics
  • Moderator: Dr Wong Choon Yue, Director, Maju Robotics
Panel [Click here to watch]
Reviewing the cross-sector developments of E-commerce

China’s e-commerce development has enabled the rise of related industries like the supply chain. Speakers will also explore the aspects that SEA’s space can learn from.

  • James Tan, Managing Partner, Quest Ventures
  • Zhao Xiaochun, Partner, 36Kr Global 
12:00pm
Lunch Break

 

2:00pm
Open Office Hours
4 startups will be selected to have a 1-to-1 conversation with each of the VCs. Representatives from other startups can also listen in on the conversation.
Offline Satellite Events
In-person events will also be held in Singapore, Jakarta, and Kuala Lumpur. 

 

Tech Workshops [Click here to watch]
2:00pm 
Overview of Alibaba Cloud Fintech Solutions and Best Practices
  • Garry Sien, Regional Senior Solutions Architect – Fintech and Innovation, Alibaba Cloud International
2:30pm 
Ready for Metaverse: Alibaba Cloud Gaming & Entertainment Solutions and Best Cases
  • Drinkey Wei, Senior Solution Architect, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence
  • Terry Lin, International Product & Business Specialist, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence
  • Chen Bing, Solution Architect, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence
3:00pm 
Multilingual Intelligent Speech Technologies and Applications with Alibaba Cloud
  • Zhang Chong, Senior Algorithm Engineer, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence
3:30pm 
Accelerate Your Product Go To Market with Cloud Native and Containers on Alibaba Cloud
  • Jeremy Pedersen, Training Advisor, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence 

 

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Guest

Speakers

As experts and keen observers of China and Southeast Asia, our guest speakers are set to provide unique insights on 24 March. 

Selina Yuan GM, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International Business Unit
Selina Yuan
GM, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence International Business Unit
Helen Wong_AC Ventures, Senior Advisor and Venture Partner
Helen Wong,
Senior Advisor and Venture Partner of AC Ventures
Hannah Chan, GM of Overseas Asset Acquisition, Fuyou Group
Hannah Chan,
GM of Overseas Asset Acquisition of Fuyou Group
Jin Hoo, co-founder and COO, Fencore
Jin Hoo,
Co-founder and COO of Fencore
Jeff Lin - iGlobe, Senior Principal
Jeff Lin
Senior Principal of iGlobe Partners
Sally Yang, Co-founder, Amy Robotics
Sally Yang,
Co-founder of Amy Robotics
Dr Wong Choon Yue,
Director of Maju Robotics
Dr Jeffrey Chi - Managing Director, Vickers Venture Partners
Dr Jeffrey Chi,
Managing Director of Vickers Venture Partners
Logan Xie, Senior Consultant, Quandashi
Logan Xie,
Senior Consultant of Quandashi
James Tan - Quest Ventures, Managing Partner
James Tan,
Managing Partner of Quest Ventures
Zhao Xiaochun, Partner, 36Kr Global
Zhao Xiaochun,
Partner of 36Kr Global
Minjun Liang - ATM Capital, Founding Partner
Liang Minjun,
Founding Partner of ATM Capital
Jason Gaisano, Venture Partner, Gobi Partners
Jason Gaisano,
Venture Partner of Gobi Partners
Dhia Izza Nabila - Vertex Ventures, Associate Director
Dhia Izza Nabila,
Associate Director of Vertex Ventures
Johan Surani - Sequoia India, Vice President
Johan Surani,
Vice President of Sequoia India
Adele Teh - Openspace, Senior Associate
Adele Teh
Senior Associate of Openspace Ventures
Garry Sien, Regional Senior Solutions Architect - Fintech and Innovation, Alibaba Cloud International
Garry Sien,
Regional Senior Solutions Architect - Fintech and Innovation of Alibaba Cloud International
Drinkey Wei, Senior Solution Architect, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence
Drinkey Wei,
Senior Solution Architect of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence
Terry Lin, International Product & Business Specialist, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence
Terry Lin,
International Product & Business Specialist of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence​
Bing Chen, Solution Architect, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence
Chen Bing,
Solution Architect of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence
Zhang Chong,
Senior Algorithm Engineer, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence
Jeremy Pedersen,
Training Advisor of Alibaba Cloud Intelligence

Ticket

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Watch the event

Date 24 March, 10am - 4.30pm (GMT +8)
  • • Participation in the full day event online
  • • Access to all Content Stages and Alibaba Cloud workshops
  • • English subtitles provided for panels in other languages

Join the offline satellite events

Date 24 March, 2pm - 4.30pm (GMT +8)
  • • In Singapore, Jakarta, or Kuala Lumpur
  • • In-person networking with like-minded startup leaders and the Alibaba Cloud team
  • *Please note that due to COVID-19 restrictions, your registration will only be confirmed nearer to the date.

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