Mehdi Rizvi is a former Vice president of Citibank Singapore, where most recently he has been looking after Citi bank’s Mexico Technology retail bank innovation. Dynamic results-driven career spanning over 24 years globally and regionally with vast experience in Innovation, Product Management, Program/Project Management, Customer and Business management, Vendor management and Data Center team management across top Financial institutions. From 2010-2016, He was Product Lead and Customer Champion in Citibank GCB consumer Innovation Lab in Singapore, working closely with Business to understand their pain points and providing them innovative technology solutions, conducting POC and implementing the solution in collaboration with business and technology teams & managed programs of worth US$38million across globe. To further enhance his digital strategies knowledge, he has completed the training “Digital Strategies for Business: Leading the Next Generation Enterprise” offered by Columbia Business School.
Iqbal Haider is an Animation and Visual Effects industry veteran, with more than 15 years of experience as both a creative and technical producer. Iqbal has worked with prominent studios around the world, producing award-winning feature films and global entertainment content.He has helped startup studios become established organizations. Throughout his career he has managed, supervised, Direct & Produced regional to international and Hollywood projects worth $500K to $100 million. His productions and products have made a significant impact on the lives of many.
Khurram H. Alavi is a director, screenwriter, story consultant, sculptor and art director. With over 15 years of experience in the field Khurram made his directorial debut with ‘Bilal: A New Breed of Hero’, an epic animated story about one of Arabian history’s most revered personalities. A childhood obsession with superheroes and pop culture drove Khurram to pursue a career in visual entertainment. Hailing from the prestigious Indus Valley School of Art & Architecture in Pakistan, his experience in the field is diverse. With a solid command over writing, illustration, sculpture, design and advertising. When it comes to quality and market value, Khurram can look at a project from all sides of the spectrum.
Michael began his career in a most advantageous manner, being born the grandson of Moe Howard of the famed slapstick comedy team, “The Three Stooges” and the son of Norman Maurer, renowned comic book artist, film
producer, and co-creator of the first ever 3-D comic book, “Mighty Mouse.” With this hereditary boost, Michael soon launched a prolific writing career in animation as well as live-TV and film.
Specializing in children’s entertainment and family films, Michael has developed series, story edited, written pilots and penned over 300 scripts for studios in a dozen countries. Michael’s story editing credits include the animated “Karate Kid”; the live-action teen sci-fi series, “The Zack Files”; “Mythic Warriors,” a half-hour animated fantasy adventure for CBS/Nelvana based on the Greek myths and the animated “Police Academy” series for Warners.
While writing for children’s TV, Michael found the time to work on the great American (or more accurately, great Russian) screenplay, co-writing “Red Hot.” The film is a teenage drama/romance about rock ‘n roll in Russia in the 1950’s and stars Balthazar Getty, Carla Gugino and Donald Sutherland. Most recently, Michael sold an original animated musical comedy feature film for ARC Productions (fka: Starz Animation, the producers of “Gnomeo & Juliet.)
Teck Moh Phey
Teck Moh Phey is the Chairman of Xpanasia Pte Ltd. He has recently retired as President, Asia President, Motorola Solutions in May 2013.
Mr Phey is currently an Independent Director of several companies. He was the Chairman of Shanghai Motorola Telecom Products Co Ltd and a director and board member of the Vertex Standard Co Ltd. He previously served as vice chairman of the Singapore Info-communications Technology Federation (SiTF) as well as a board member of Asian-Oceanic Computing Industry Organization (ASOCIO).
Jayesh is an experienced Animation Supervisor & Director having 18 years of wide industry experience working on projects like Puss in Boots with DreamWorks & My Friends Tigger & Pooh with Disney.
Jayesh has proven track record of delivering International level animated content for global audience ranging from TV, Games to Films. His latest series vampirina on Disney Junior is creating a lot buzz around.
Greco is one of the pioneer CG Animation industry veteran with more than 19 years of vast industry experience, Greco is not just skilled with CG but have solid grip on new media technologies and handful experience delivering highly anticipated projects globally in technologies like augmented reality/virtual reality/mixed reality. A part from that Greco is been successfully helping to uplift animation and vfx industry in Asia with his efforts globally. His most recent involvement with Korean IP Authorization Exhibition as an expert reviewer would helped Korean and Chinese market to exchange some of the great titles and series.
Ammie is an award-winning international producer who has multiple success stories on her back, she is highly and abundantly experienced in product delivery with excellent communication skills, strong sense of responsibility, problem solving , highly reliable, dependable, willing to take on new challenges. Her global working experience makes her perfect fit for any team to achieve common goals. Her production like Assassin’s Creed2/ Casino/ Everyday English Trainer/CSI:Miami / KingKong (the official Mobile Game of the Movie)/Mystery Mansion Pinball / Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones have been recognized globally.
Ali has Masters in Business Administration – Major in training and development and his second master is in counseling and Psychotherapy. He is a Certified trainer in
1) Situational Leadership – Ken Blanchard
2) Seven Habits of Highly effective people – Stephen Covey
3) Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) – Richard Bandler
He has worked on responsible and executive positions in the international banking sector and served numerous banks like HSBC, Bank Of America, DBS Singapore, etc
Where he has been training and mentoring senior management and VPs by providing them coaching on topics like
1) How to be a successful leader.
2) How to run their department successfully.
3) How to create successful leaders.
DR YASIR TAHIR
Currently working in one of the prominent organisation in middle east as a research scientist (computer vision & ML/Artificial Intelligence). He received his PhD from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. His research interests include computer vision, speech and NLP, human robot interaction and human behaviour understanding.
Man behind Singapore’s First Robot with emotions and expressions “Nadine”
Dana Nimri graduated from German Jordanian University in Management Science Degree from Jordan & Germany
Her career started in Quantitative Market Research and Consumer Behavior in Jordan then UAE, but she decided to shift towards business development & the client facing field.
For the past 4 years, she has worked extensively in Business Development & Growth in SAAS and fintech companies in UAE. Dana is currently looking after getting new leads & retaining clients simultaneously.
Languages: English, Arabic, German
Faisal Ali Younas
Faisal Ali Younas is an entrepreneur by heart and Sales/client success veteran by experience. Faisal holds a diverse set of 7+ years in the areas of marketing, sales, client success, and entrepreneurship. Faisal started his career from Suzuki Motors Co. in Pakistan, gained 5 years of B2C experience and led many projects successfully nationwide. Faisal was also nominated for competitive training and represented Suzuki motors in Thailand in 2016. Faisal kick-started his entrepreneurial journey, spent around 1 year under vigorous entrepreneurial training in Singapore in 2018 and gained B2B experience in the areas of Sales, marketing and client success. Faisal was selected in a very competitive MIT Global entrepreneurship Bootcamp in 2013 at MIT Sloan School in Boston, MA. Faisal was heading Pakistan’s leading technology media platform TechJuice as Head of Sales, Business and client development.
Timo has a BSc in Management and System Science from City University Business School as well as a Masters in European Business. He finished his MSc dissertation in 2003 predicting the following success of IP television of services such as Netflix and other streaming platforms. He has since explored the potential of the next wave of computing through VR and AR platforms. As an accomplished networker with many years of experience in event production in London and across Europe, he is as keen to connect with people offline, as he is online through new technological mediums. He is currently analysing cloud streaming computing platforms and how they will play a part in enabling the imminent wave of AR platforms. Timo is passionate about integrating innovative technology into the corporate workplace and event industry as well as finding solutions to incorporate them into everyday tasks.
He enjoys contemporary art and was an Ambassador to the young Tate Patrons for 5 years.”
Creativity allows us to stretch out minds, do new and exciting things, and engage ourselves in a way that takes us one step closer to reaching our full potential.
So what is it exactly that makes a person creative? Below Are some people just born that way, or is it a skill that you can develop much like a muscle?