APAC 5G Industry Forum – powered by GSMA and Huawei

APAC 5G Industry Forum – powered by GSMA and Huawei

Start: Thursday 20 May 2021 14:00

End: Thursday 20 May 2021 17:30

Venue: Online

An intelligent world is fast approaching and fully connected. 5G has already started to support industry digitalization for different verticals and is becoming one of the core engines to construct Industry 4.0 in Asia Pacific Region.

COVID-19 Pandemic has accelerated the Digital Transformation and created importance for Industry 4.0 for manufacturers, healthcare, especially transport and logistics supply chain sector. To shape the business growth, the commercial and digital service framework needs acceleration. We are bringing industry solution partners and vertical industries together to show you how flexible solutions provided by 5G Connectivity and Intelligent Edge unlock new commercial opportunities for Asia Pacific Region.

To explore the opportunities, innovations, and partner diversified solutions, GSMA and Huawei cordially invite you to join us at the Asia Pacific 5G Industry Forum on Thursday, 20 May 2021 14.00 – 17:30 Hong Kong Standard time.

GSMA and Huawei are committed to bringing a sustainable industry partner ecosystem to Asia Pacific region, develop local eco-system and provide the platform to share and explore how to enhance ecosystem cooperation, bring 5G to various verticals and create new values in Asia Pacific region.


Watch Webinar Recording
14:00 - 15:40

Part 1: Market Insight & Industry Trend

14:00 - 14:05

Welcome Remark
Julian Gorman, Head of APAC, GSMA

14:05 - 14:10

Welcome Remark
Dennis Xiao, President of Carrier Business Group, Huawei Asia Pacific Region

14:10 - 14:25

The Dawn of Digital ASEAN: the role of 5G
Julian Gorman, Head of APAC, GSMA

14:25 - 14:40

Accelerate Industry Digitalization with Innovation
Associate Professor Somyot Kaitwanidvilai, Ph.D, Dean of School of Engineering, KMITL

14:40 - 14:55

5G in Smart Industries: ASEAN in Focus 2021
Dustin Kehoe, APAC & ME Service Director, GlobalData

14:55 - 15:25

Panel Discussion : The role of 5G in the Digital Transformation of Industry
Moderator: Jeanette Whyte, Head of Public Policy, GSMA APAC



Pietro Borsano, Faculty member in entrepreneurship & core business at School of Integrated Innovation, Chulalongkorn University

Dustin Kehoe, APAC& ME Service Director, GlobalData

Peter Maquera, Senior Vice President for Enterprise Group, Globe

Jason Chiu, member of Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Sam Majid, Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, MCMC

15:25 - 15:40

Partners Solution Demo Video

15:40 - 17:25

Part 2: Practice Sharing and Ecosystem Dialog

15:40 - 15:55

5G, Innovates for New Value
Daisy Zhu, Vice President of Wireless Marketing, Huawei

15:55 - 16:10

5G+ Infinite Possibilities in the Future
Paul Lin, Head of Business Operation, China Mobile International, APAC

16:10 - 16:25

Industrial leader embrace 5G on Industry 4.0
Fadli Hamsani, Country Digital Transformation, Schneider Electric

16:25 - 16:55

Smart Intelligence from Campus to Industry


5G AR Empower Ubiquitous Collaborations


Forging the Cornerstone of 5G Industry Applications

Alex Ji, Country Manager, Sense Time, Thailand


Liang Guan, CTO and Head of Optics, Rokid


Joey Hu, Director of IoT Sales Dept, TD Tech

16:55 - 17:25

Panel Discussion: Challenges and Opportunities of 5G Ecosystem Cooperation
Moderator: David Turkington, Head of Technology, APAC, GSMA



Lena Ng, Chief Investment Officer of the AMATA

Jason Song, Director of 5GToB Marketing & Solution Dept., Huawei

Ming Ching Chai, 5G & Private Network Practice Lead, Maxis

Alfian Manullang, Vice President IoT, Telkomsel

Victor Harefa, Managing Director, VM Tech Indonesia


Julian Gorman

Head of Asia Pacific, GSMA

Julian is the Head of Asia Pacific for the GSMA, leading a highly experienced cross-functional team to advance the impact, growth, and sustainability of digital economies by collaboration between the mobile industry, policymakers, and ecosystem. He is a global telecommunications executive with over 20 years of commercial and marketing experience across Wholesale, Business, Regulatory, Policy and Digital Transformation. He has pioneered new digital partnerships and business units in mature and emerging markets across Africa, Europe, Australia and Asia with industry leaders including Vodafone, MTN and Ooredoo. As an advisor to management executive teams and Boards, he has extensive insight and relationships to support collaboration and delivery of industry alignment.

He has been recognized for his leadership in digital innovation, digital women, health and agriculture services with industry awards and grants.

Julian has degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Law from Australia.

Dennis Xiao

President of Carrier Business Group, Huawei Asia Pacific Region

Mr. Xiao Zhendong (Dennis) is the President of Carrier Business Group, Asia Pacific region of Huawei Technologies. In his current capacity, he is responsible for the overall carrier business and strategic management of the company in the Asia Pacific Region. Mr. Xiao has more than 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry. Since joining Huawei in 1999, Mr. Xiao has served various managerial positions including the company’s Belarus Country General Manager and President of Southeast Asia Carrier Business Group.

Lena Ng

Chief Investment Officer, AMATA

Lena currently acts as the Chief Investment Officer (CIO) for Amata Corporation Public Company Ltd. and oversees Smart Cities development, Urban Transformation, Strategic Investments and Mergers & Acquisitions. She is the Chairperson of Investment Committee for China’s Belt & Road Initiative for Greater Mekong Sub-region. She is also the Chairperson/ Director of Amata Thai-Japanese Co. Ltd, the Joint-Venture company for Hotel Nikko Chonburi and Director of Amata Global Pte Ltd in Singapore. Lena was honored as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in March 2014 and nominated as a Global Agenda Council Member of World Economic Forum. She is also an Enterprise Advisory Council Member of Bridge Alliance, a leading mobile alliance of 34 premier Telco operators serving over 800 million customers.

Prior to her current appointments, she was also the Chairperson (Audit Committee) and Board Member of the Singapore National Paralympic Council. Lena was a former Singapore Diplomat (Commercial Attaché) based in Thailand and Director of IE Singapore, an agency under Singapore Ministry of Trade and Industry. She won the MTI Borderless Award in 2010.  Lena also worked at British Telecom and Standard Chartered Bank. She is an experienced speaker and judge in many international fora such as the World Economic Forum, World Bank Conference, HKTDC Belt and Road Forum, Asia Pacific Supply Chain Forum, ASOCIO, Mobile World Congress and Microsoft Imagine Club.

With more than 25 years of public policy and international investment, Lena’s expertise has been tapped for developing key Nation-wide masterplan and G-to-G collaboration platforms. These include Singapore-Thailand Enhanced Economic Relationship (STEER), Singapore-Tianjin Eco-city FDI Promotion, Singapore-Guangzhou Knowledge City FDI Promotion, Singapore-World Bank Infrastructure Collaboration, APEC E-Commerce Taskforce and Singapore Logistics Masterplan.


Paul Lin

Head of Business Operation, China Mobile International, APAC

Pietro Borsano

Faculty member in entrepreneurship & core business at school of Integrated Innovation, Chulalongkorn University

Dr. Pietro Borsano is the Faculty member responsible for Entrepreneurship and Core Business at the newly-established School of Integrated Innovation, Chulalongkorn University (the oldest and #1 University in Thailand, according to QS and THE Impact rankings), where he is building an innovation ecosystem and grooming Thai and international students to strive as the next generation of entrepreneurs and corporate digital transformers in Southeast Asia.

His professional experience spans across academia, management advisory, and law practice, in both Europe and Asia. He is a fellow of the Innovative Teaching Scholar Programme (Stanford University) and of ELI Asia| Entrepreneurial Leadership and Innovation Executive Development Programme (Babson College)

Dustin Kehoe

APAC & ME Service Director, GlobalData

Dustin is a Service Director in Asia Pacific working across all verticals for GlobalData Technology, bringing compelling market data and insight to enterprise buyers, service providers and the vendor community. Dustin has a history of delivering global key-note speaking engagements, high-level industry and client presentations, and has regularly featured in leading business and technology press, national TV broadcasts and webinars.

Peter Maquera

Senior Vice President for Enterprise Group, Globe

Peter Maquera is the Senior Vice President for the Enterprise Group at Globe Telecom Inc., providing ICT services to the top corporations and international companies doing business in the Philippines. Peter concurrently holds executive and director positions in Globe Telecom International Business Holdings, Caelum Pacific, Inc., Third Pillar, and Yondu.

Prior to joining Globe, Peter was Deputy CEO and Director of LiveIt Investments Ltd., Ayala Corporation’s holding company for its investments in Business Process Outsourcing. He served as a director on the boards of LiveIt’s portfolio companies, Stream, Integreon and IQBackoffice.
Peter continues to serve as a director of AffinityX.

Before LiveIt, Peter was CEO of SPI Technologies and COO of Lighthouse Partners, Inc.

Peter completed his studies in the US with a B.S. in Engineering and an MBA from the University of Southern California.

David Turkington

Head of Technology, APAC, GSMA

David Turkington is the Head of Technology for the GSMA Asia Pacific. David is responsible for driving the technology direction of the GSMA across the APAC region and working with its membership to execute key technology initiatives. Prior to joining the GSMA, David held senior positions in companies including Pixel Networks, Ericsson, SmarTone, Nokia and British Telecom. David is a Chartered Engineer and member of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Jeanette Whyte

Head of Public Policy, APAC, GSMA

Jeanette is Head of Public Policy, APAC at the GSMA. Her role entails providing public policy support for mobile network operators on telecoms, data privacy, spectrum policy, IoT, 5G and competition policy.

Before joining the GSMA Jeanette ran a Telecoms Media and Technology consultancy firm where she led a wide range of projects including development of fixed broadband strategies and business plans for mobile operators across Asia: China, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Macau, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea Sri Lanka and Thailand.

Jeanette is a former British Telecom Director where she held senior roles in the areas of strategy, portfolio management, product development, Merger& Acquisition and IT.

Jeanette graduated from Loughborough University in the UK with a BSc (Hons) in Management Sciences. She is a Sloan Fellow with an MSc from London Business School and has a post graduate Diploma in Marketing from the UK-based Chartered Institute of Marketing.


Jason Chiu

Chief Executive Officer, Cherrypicks

Jason is the founder and CEO of Cherrypicks, a regional leader in smart city, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, eWallet and location intelligence.  Cherrypicks’ goal is to make cities smarter.  With leading UX solutions and disruptive patent-pending products, Cherrypicks has represented Hong Kong and China on many world stages to win over 100 local and international awards. The early entrepreneurial journey of the company was featured as a Harvard business case (#N9-807-106).  In 2014, Cherrypicks was strategically acquired by a China-headquartered, HK-listed Internet powerhouse, NetDragon (HKSE:777).

Jason is an IT industry icon who was named “Young Industrialist of Hong Kong 2014” by the Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI) and “Outstanding IT Person of the Year 2014” by eZone. He currently serves as the Chairman of Hong Kong Startup Council of FHKI and is a Director of Venture Partner at a number of startup co-working spaces, incubators and accelerators including The Mills Fabrica, Helix Blockchain Accelerator, Mind Fund and Zeroth.ai. Jason is an active mentor and angel investor for a number of founders and their startups in Hong Kong, Korea, Finland and Silicon Valley. He is also the Vice-Chairman of Innovation and Technology Fund – General Support Programme Vetting Committee, a Council member of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), a co-convener of the HKTDC Belt and Road & Greater Bay Area Committee Smart City and Digital Connectivity Task Force and a Fellow of The Hong Kong Institute of Directors.

Daisy Zhu

Vice President of Wireless Marketing, Huawei

Daisy is the VP of Wireless Marketing, Huawei. She leads the marketing strategy and operations across Huawei wireless products and solutions. She has 18+ years of wireless R&D and marketing experience. Prior to her current position, she was the CMO of Huawei 5G solution.

Michael MacDonald

Chief Digital Officer and Executive Consultant, Huawei Asia Pacific Region

Jason Song

Director of 5G ToB Marketing & Solution Department, Huawei

Mr. Jason Song is the director of 5G ToB marketing & solution sales department since 2020.

Jason joined Huawei since 2006. He was the director of South East Asia Cloud core network marketing & solution sales department from 2019 until 2020, director of India cloud core network marketing & solution sales department from 2016 until 2018, and director of Thailand cloud core network marketing & solution sales department from 2014 until 2015.

Dr. Somyot Kaitwanidvilai

Associate Professor, Dean of School of Engineering, KMITL

Dr Somyot Kaitwanidvilai received his Ph. D. Degree in Mechatronics Engineering from Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in 2005. Currently, he works at King Mongkut’s Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL) in the Department of Electrical Engineering and is the Dean of School of Engineering, KMITL.
His research interests include artificial intelligence, robotics technology, new generation communication and smart manufacturing. He also serves on the Advisory Board in Thailand IoT association, and on a number of committee boards in many societies in engineering and education. In the past, he was the Executive Vice President in Research and Innovation responsible for all activities in the research of KMITL as well.

Ming Ching Chai

Director, Consulting, ASEAN TMT Market Segment, Ernst & Young Advisory Services

Ming Ching is the 5G & Private Network Practice Lead, Enterprise Practices of Maxis, paving the path for Malaysian businesses to realize 5G and Private Network benefits. She is a senior telecom professional with prior specialization in IoT, delivering best in class the IoT Managed Connectivity and Solutions to Enterprises in Malaysia since 2014 and over 10 years of technical expertise in network planning and technologies.


Sam Majid

Chief Technology and Innovation Officer, MCMC

Recognised for his track record in Digital Transformation for business growth, Sam is a Business Technology leader with vast international experience in driving innovative growth across a diverse range of landscape including transportation, utilities, logistics, telecommunications and Government. At the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), Sam is responsible as the Chief Technology and Innovation Officer (CTIO) over the Commission’s technology, innovation vision and strategies execution for growth whilst focusing on improving technological advancement. He had bootstrapped start-ups, drives corporate innovation, a regular public speaker and gained recognition with innovation awards of IDC, APICTA and iAwards. He holds a Research Masters and Engineering Degree from University of Melbourne, Australia.


Liang Guan

CTO and Head of Optics, Rokid

Liang is CTO and Head of Optics at Rokid, where he heads the company’s technology, research, and product development. He oversees AR and AI development for Rokid’s latest Augmented Reality Glasses product line and was instrumental in its successful AR product launch and production. Liang is currently focused on ongoing research in Augmented Reality Optics and development of Rokid’s proprietary AI and AR technology.

Prior to his current appointment, he was leading the technical team at a smart motorcycle helmet company to develop the world’s first consumer-level, AR helmet with a head-up display and a 180-degree rear camera view. He was listed as the first inventor of modern AR motorcycle helmet patent.

Liang also worked at a world-known optical company where he led a wide range of projects including NASA, HHMI, Next-generation DNA, live-cell imaging, advanced semiconductor, and microfluidic applications and companies.

Liang graduated from Stevens Institute of Technology, Hoboken, NJ with dual master’s degrees of Physics and Optics. As a member of SPIE photonics, his research work directly aided groundbreaking Nobel Prize-Winning Research in optics for Photo-activated localization microscopy.


Fadli Hamsani

Country Digital Transformation, Schneider Electric

Fadli has more than 10 years of strong experienced to lead and manage manufacturing goals of Process Engineering, Maintenance, Industrialization, and Digitization. In 2018 he started leading DigitalTransformation and Smart factory Program Deployment for manufacturing, focusing on Digitization and Innovation solution from manufacturing shop floor to top floor and End to End Supply chain, developing new digital solution for industry, and leading new technology implementation.

Currently, he works as Country Digital Transformation and EcoStruxureprescription for Key Account and customers in Indonesia. He supports cross-selling digital solution in the country, continue driving Smart factory program deployment and leverage the business impact for country and region, leading Business development for Digital Transformation and Industry 4.0 topic within Academic, Business, Government and Community.

He is active on Consulting and Speaker on topic related to Industry 4.0, Smart factory program. He is a trainer of Industry 4.0 Transformation manager training and an Assessor making Indonesia 4.0 from the Ministry of Industry Indonesia as part of member Global Network Lighthouse Industry 4.0 by World Economic Forum (WEF).

Alex Ji

Country Manager, SenseTime Thailand

Alfian Manullang

Vice President IoT, Telkomsel

Alfian Manullang Currently Hold 3 Senior Leader Position in Telkomsel IoT Organization.  He is now Vice President Internet of Things Telkomsel, also as acting GM. Industrial IoT and Acting General Manager IoT Smart Connectivity of Telkomsel, Telkomsel is part of PT Telekomunikasi Indonesia, Tbk  (Telkom Group) and Singapore Telecom, Ltd (SingTel Group).

Alfian has developed several connected products and services such as Connected Car Solution (T-Drive), Vehicle Fleet Management, and the first connected Motorbike solution (T-Bike) in the region, Fleet Management called Fleet Sight.  He is responsible for Business Ideation, Concept to Product Development and Delivering Revenue & Profitable Growth.

Currently Focusing Industrial Sector in Manufacturing, Mining and Agriculture to transform shop floor, production with the advanced IR.4 such MES (Manufacturing Execution System), advance OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness) to transform shop floor, production area to increase productivity, maintain quality and with high efficiency using the latest technology such as AI, ML, MEC and 5G technologies.

He has actively involved in TINC (Telkomsel Innovation Center) initiatives to infused external innovation through collaboration with start-up with focusing on IoT and Digital Product, in the same time launch the first Indonesia commercial LWPAN with NB-IoT in July 2018 commercial offering and has launched the first electric smart meter in South East Asia using NB-IoT with PLN DISJAYA.

Alfian have a broad and deep knowledge in IoT Ecosystem from Connectivity Management Platform, Device Management Platform, Application Enablement Platform, Application & System Development, and IoT Mobile Apps Development and Analytics.  He has also a broad experience in national and international IoT Conferences and Workshops.




Joey Hu

Director of IoT Sales Dept, TD Tech

Joey Hu is the Director of TD Tech IoT Sales department.

In the past decade, Joey has specialized in IoT industry. He has been involved in lots of IoT projects in multi-industry like Manufacturing, Retailing, Logistics, Sharing economy, Smart City, etc. Before the career of IoT, Joey worked as a wireless solution architect, providing design of enterprise LTE network for dedicated industry customer. Joey played a major role for the IoT ecosystem construction of TD Tech. Currently, TD Tech has more than 1000 eco-partners in 5G area.

Victor Harefa

Managing Director, VMTECH

As a transformation designer and execution visionary with foresight and imagination, Victor Harefa has an impressive history of surpassing ambitious business goals and creating revolutionary growth strategies for diverse enterprises in System Integrator for Manufacturing. He built the VMTECH System Integrator specifically for manufacturing, from the lowest point by empowering limited resources, leading the team for research and development, mastering the latest technology, helping the manufacturing company get maximum outcomes. Today VMTECH already has several cases in multinational manufacturing companies in Indonesia.

With his background as an Industrial Engineering and Data Scientist, Mr. Harefa, assisted by a local approach, made digital transformation efforts to bringing the manufacturing company to become a world-class company.

Victor Harefa has proven that with the right way, method and capability, system integrators have a big role to play in bringing Manufacturing to the World Class Company. He is also active in voicing transparency and anti-corruption, as well as the use of digital in every public policy. Conducting teaching through social media how better to do digital transformation and the benefits obtained from a transformation. Ensures that every step of the transformation has significant benefits and new positive culture.