Panel Three: DATA-DRIVEN CITIES
Using Data and Technology to Design a City
Chris Monterola is a Professor at the Asian Institute of Management and Head of the Aboitiz School of Innovation, Technology , and Entrepreneurship (ASITE). As a well-published scientist, educator, and entrepreneur, Mr. Monterola has been leading multimillion dollar research and development projects with local and international businesses, multinational companies, and various government agencies in the Philippines and Singapore.
Masaki "Sox" Konno is Managing Director of Dassault Systemes in Asia-Pacific South. Prior to his current position, Mr. Konno became Vice President of BIOVIA Asia, one of Dassault Systeme’s software companies. With over 20 years of experience in enterprise sales and marketing, he held various senior executive positions at Gracenote and Sony.
Sylvester Wong is a Vice President at AECOM with a regional mission to get cities ready for the future – reframing urbanization challenges to provide innovative and visionary solutions. Mr. Wong is a 20-year veteran of multidisciplinary planning practice across the globe with a focus on city clusters across the Asia-Pacific region. He continuously focuses on on strategizing competitive economies, designing liveable smart resilient cities, incubating huge scale interventions and sustainable development.
Anthony Thomas is President and CEO of GCash. Last 2015, he joined the company as Chief Operating Officer and was directly responsible for the financial services vertical. Prior to Mynt, Mr. Thomas was the Citibank's Global Consumer Group for 17 years across Asia, Latin America, and the United States. His experience spans from Consumer to Cards and Wealth Management.
Quintin Pastrana is the President of WEnergy Power Philippines, a leading renewable energy and microgrid developer of the country. Mr. Pastrana is also a business anchor at ANC’s On the Money and Entrep Lab, and currently a founding director of the Morning Tide Capital which focuses on advancing financial empowerment for SMEs and Startups.