Pablo Maldonado is Executive Creative Director at Wunderman Thompson Dubai in the MENA region. Pablo’s work has received global attention being featured on Fast Company, VICE, Campaign, Creativity, Archive and the Poster House Museum in NYC. He has been asked to jury at New York Festivals, Lisbon International Awards, Asian Ad Stars and the principal festivals in Argentina, his home country. He has over 150 international awards: Cannes Lions, Clios, LIA, NYF, Epica, Isaac, Effies and all the Ibero-American awards, including 4 Grand Prix. He now feels very honored and responsible for choosing the best in independent advertising at WINA 2020.
Blending strong narratives with art & technology. Since setting foot in the digital industry, Anish has been passionate about using a creative use of technology to transform businesses and brands. Anish can be credited for his instrumental role in growing the Isobar India business over the past five years and was shortlisted for Campaign South Asia – “South Asia Creative Person of the Year” in 2017.
Anish provides creative solutions for the new age of Advertising. He believes that user behavior is changing daily, so our creative ideas need to have a strong understanding of user behaviors and journeys. He believes that new age creative directors can play a bigger role in transforming business, and encourages his teams to create narratives that are powered by a blend of art and technology.
Kohei Kawasaki is an internationally award winning Creative Director, currently serving as the Executive Officer and Chief Creative Officer of LIFULL. Kohei leads an award-winning creative team managing all corporate brand strategy, marketing, design, product innovations, communications and public relations efforts. During his career at agencies including J. Walter Thompson and Leo Burnett, he has crafted award-winning, effective campaigns for clients such as Uniqlo, Nike, P&G, Sony, Kraft and Nestle. Recent projects include the LIFULL commercial “Nothing you have to do,” Earth Cuisine “Eatree Plates and Bamboo Sweets,” “A House which become a Family,” “Living Anywhere,” “Kit Mail Hologram,” “Singing Nature” and “No Salt Restaurant.” Recognized over 170 times in Japan and internationally, Kohei’s achievements include Cannes Gold Lion, One Show Gold Pencil, Clio Gold, Spikes Asia Grand Prix, ADFEST Grand Prix and CODE Award Grand Prix.
A post graduate in Economics, from the top ranking University of Warwick (United Kingdom), with a passion for Consumer Behaviour Understanding, Abhinay has been an instrumental force in driving the vision of the Data Sciences division of the Dentsu Aegis Network in South Asia as one of its founding employees. In his 4 years in the industry, he has risen from being a young manager with Carat (the media flagship agency of Dentsu) to Director – South Asia of its Data Sciences division. He has won numerous industry awards recognizing top talent in the region such as the Impact Top 30 Under 30, the Social Samosa Top 30 under 30, Leaders of Tomorrow and was even featured in the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list. He was also Asia’s sole nominee for New talent in UK’s prestigious DataIQ Awards in 2018. He is an active member of the advertising and media industry in India and is on the Board of the Young Professionals Program of the Indian chapter of the International Advertising Association. When he isn’t at work, Abhinay drives his passion for creating a more inclusive society as a part of his role as Founder-Member in the Youth Council of Kindness Unlimited – India’s apex body for Kindness.
Heeru Dingra is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of WATConsult, the globally awarded hybrid digital agency from the house of Dentsu Aegis Network. She started her journey nine years ago here and today leads a team of 400+ people across offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.
Having studied from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business, Heeru has an in-depth understanding of Mergers and Acquisitions and played a key role in the acquisition process of the Company. She holds over 18 years of knowledge, expertise and experience in the finance sector, and has worked with leading financial institutions like ICICI, Citibank and Indiabulls.
At WATConsult, she is the quintessential problem solver and the mind behind some of the most memorable company-wide initiatives that encompass both clients and employees. Her belief in WATConsult’s ability to use digital to make a difference has birthed projects ranging from wacky to socially conscious. Some of the key projects include Powerless Queen, KidsNotForSale, Give Subtitles to Suicide amongst others.
David is a creative generalist, he can animate in 2D and make a video from the beginning to end. He is able to illustrate, design political campaigns, and conceptualize winning pitches for all kinds of industries. He has spent years thinking more as an entrepreneur than as an advertising agency creative.
Over his years of experience, he has worked with clients such as Tecate, Microsoft, Nissin, Samsung, The Home Depot, Doritos, Corona, Warner Bros, Telcel, Claro, Spotify, Kimberly Clark, Nespresso, among many others.
Ashley Galina Dudarenok
Ashley is a China marketing expert, serial entrepreneur, global keynote speaker, 3 time bestselling author, vlogger, podcaster, media contributor and female leadership spokesperson. She was recognized as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Marketing in 2019 and chosen as an Asia-Pacific Top 25 Innovator by the Holmes Report. She is the founder of China-focused social media agency Alarice and China insights and training company ChoZan. Ashley is an active supporter of women in leadership and business and is the creator of the self-development and mentorship program FIRE.
Ashley was a member of Alibaba’s Global Influencer Entourage from 2017 to 2019, a member of JD’s Global China Experts Group in 2018, and worked directly with a Tencent co-founder to conquer Western social media from 2017 to 2019. She runs the world’s largest YouTube vlog about the China market, consumers and social media called Ashley Talks and is an author of three international Amazon bestsellers on China: Unlocking the World’s Largest E-Market, Digital China: Working with Bloggers, Influencers and KOLsand New Retail: Born in China Going Global.
Ashley is a global keynote speaker and masterclass facilitator. Her topics include Modern Chinese Consumers, Chinese Social Media Marketing, and China’s New Retail and Technology. Since 2016, she has spoken at over 100 events across Asia, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. She has spoken to Coca Cola, Disneyland, BMW, IWC, Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts, Deutsche Bundesbank, Richemont, Li & Fung, Hang Lung Properties, Manulife,RISE, InvestHK, TEDx and others.
Ashley is a regular contributor to the SCMP, The Next Web and China Daily. She is often interviewed by Forbes, CNBC, The Huffington Post, Technode, Asia Times, Hong Kong Economic Times, Ming Pao, Jing Daily, Wen Wei Po, The Asian Entrepreneur, HK01, Macau Business Daily, Branding in Asia, etc. She is the host of the Ashley Talks Podcast, where she interviews top thought leaders from across Asia about entrepreneurship, marketing, women in business, China, tech and more. She has given lectures at HKU Space and done talks at the China Business Centre of Hong Kong’s Polytechnic University and the National University of Singapore Business School. Ashley is a mentor for the Jockey Club Incubation Program for Social Innovation and the HKFYG.
great philosopher of the bar and coach thinker,
fan of beauty,
here and now lover,
unconditional detractor of mediocrity,
teachers’ worst nightmare,
comedian of my own audience,
athlete in my young days,
tireless traveler and ocasional tourist,
and by different life vicissitudes Founder and general creative director of a strange advertising agency called La Despensa.
David is the co-founder and Managing Director of Bellwether Agency, Melbourne, Australia. Combining business consultants with real industry experience with award winning creative teams, Bellwether operates at the intersection of strategy, creativity and culture. Although the agency is not yet 3 years old, this approach has seen Bellwether grow quickly and be credited with being one of Australia’s fasting growing and most creative agencies.
Prior to launching Bellwether, David was CMO for several leading retailers over 15 years in Australia and the UK. His experience includes business transformational roles covering marketing, merchandise and development, launch and management of several retail brands with national roll out. David has a degree in Economics, an MBA from RMIT and studied Strategic Retail Management at Babson College in Massachusetts, USA.
As co-founder of Expandify Marketing Inc., Canada’s leading full-service digital marketing agency, he has worked with hundreds of SMBs, Large Enterprises, and Fortune 500 companies. The agency’s mission is to bring brands and people closer together using imagination and digital media.
He currently helps some of the world’s largest companies & personalities win using social media marketing. He helps his clients generate highly qualified leads that result in new sales using cutting edge digital marketing strategies.
As a Forbes accredited marketer, he holds numerous certifications in digital marketing including Facebook, Google, & HubSpot certifications. He is the youngest active member and contributor to Forbes Agency Councils Expert Panels and in addition, his agency is an official Facebook Marketing Partner. He has also been featured on NBC, Fox, ABC, and Inc.
As a public speaker, he gives both paid and unpaid workshops and presentations on Social Media covering material pertaining to branding, social media strategy, and advertising for businesses and entrepreneurs. He also takes part in speaking engagements and participate in keynote panels regarding digital marketing and business.
As an author, he has had the privilege of contributing to Innovate Montreal, a 350-page book series currently available at Chapters Indigo.
His digital marketing skills have helped his clients of different verticals dominate their respective industries. He helps his clients with everything in digital marketing. From both consulting and hands-on relationships, his agency oversees branding, content creation, social media management, digital marketing strategy, social media marketing, and so much more. They focus on customer acquisition by generating new qualified leads for our clients and most importantly, creating new and ongoing revenue.
Frederico Roberto believes in the power of ideas and how they can still change the world.
He’s been working in creative advertising and communications for the past 20 years and has worked in both Portugal and the UK for different global markets like EMEA, LATAM and APAC. Samsung, HP, Fox International Channels, Nestlé, Bentley Motors, Xbox, Colgate, Virgin Active, Bentley Motors, Unilever and BP are some of the clients he has worked for.
He’s now the Executive Creative Director at Interweave Agency in London. Frederico Roberto has won more than 40 international awards including Cannes Lions, the South American El Ojo and the UK’s DADIs and BIMAs and has been judging several prestiged international festivals such as Dubai Lynx, D&AD and New York Festivals.
Arthur has been passionately involved with advertising and digital design for over 2 decades. After completing his Communication & Multi media design bachelor with a master in digital product development in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, he moved to Amsterdam to work the for a number of international agencies.
After gaining experience in the field he started his own agency and is since 2004 the motive behind WECREATE, a branding & digital agency with offices in Amsterdam, Hong Kong and Singapore, in the role of Creative Director.
A Chartered Marketer and named by LinkedIn as one of their Top 100 in the world, Angela is the Founder of Disruptive Unicorns and the Growth Marketing Conference in New Zealand. She is also Chair of the Business Pathways Industry Advisory Board for Unitec.
Prior to Disruptive, Angela embedded award-winning digital experiences, recognized in winning the Global Award for ERE Best Corporate Website and Air New Zealand Award Strategic Positioner of the Year. She has led the development of global employment branding which saw Air New Zealand win «Most Attractive Employer» 3 years in a row, the first company in the world to be admitted to Randstad Global Hall of Fame.
She has presented and MC’d for conferences around the world on topics from Digital Marketing, Social Media, Employment Branding to Talent Strategy. Passionate about continuous learning, she also regularly lectures for The College of Law, in New Zealand.
Disruptive Unicorns is a modern full-service marketing agency, using design thinking to implement solutions to deliver end to end lead generation, growth marketing campaigns and OD solutions for clients.
Currently working as Head of Mercado Libre in Peru, his main aims are to strengthen the local business and to consolidate their leadership position in Latam. Previously he worked in commercial roles in Mercado Libre Argentina and in other companies such as Nike. He is a Bachelor of Business Administration, sports fanatic and passionate about technology.
Ricardo Big Passos is CCO and Co Founder of Big Studios, one of the most renowned production companies focused mainly in animation and CGI. Before that, he worked for major brands in brazilian advertising companies such as DM9DDB, Fischer America, Talent Marcel and NeogamaBBH as an art director. In both parts, he has a successful history of awards winning, acting as an art director or as a director for the studio, such as several Cannes Lion awards, D&AD, One Show and CCSP.