A successful entrepreneur responsible for setting up and running a string of corporations in the hospitality and automotive industries. With a passion for blockchain, Manraj Rai has been actively pursuing the development of blockchain for the past two years with aims to revolutionize the travel industry. Realizing the inefficiencies faced by hotels with online travel agencies, Manraj founded GOeureka, with an aim to develop a technology-driven comprehensive and transparent platform to benefit hotels and consumers. As a direct competitor to online travel agencies, GOeureka aspires to disrupt the current online travel booking industry, elevating industry standards.
Tej Bhuller started his career in the hospitality industry close to 30 years ago. He has extensive experience in developing savvy sales and marketing strategies, managing clients and territorial accounts for large companies such as Hwang-DBS, TNT Express, and Thomson Reuters. Over the span of his career, Tej has worked in the hospitality, finance, logistics, and research industries, with his passion for travel and the hotel sector taking him to more than 30 countries.
Justin has more than a decade’s experience in digital advertising and media, with a particular focus on advertising & sponsorship, programmatic and social. His digital media career started in London, UK where he held various operations and commercial positions at PERFORM, on of the UK’s biggest digital success stories. Justin then joined video ad tech company Unruly and was part of an initial 4 man commercial team tasked with building out the company's APAC business. Unruly was later acquired by News Corp in 2015 for $176m. He has worked across a portfolio of blue chip clients which include some of the worlds biggest advertisers and is passionate about using data and advertising technology to help brands better engage with consumers. A travel enthusiast and accidental entrepreneur that is now looking to change the online travel industry for the better and help drive greater value for travellers and travel service providers.
Previously the ex-Country Director at Agoda Malaysia and Brunei, Chan Huan Gee was also responsible for overseeing its operations in Jakarta, Indonesia as well as serving as a senior advisor to its Japan office. He managed multiple business units (marketing, operations, and business development) during his time at Agoda and has been in the OTA business for over 20 years. Before Agoda, Chan was spearheading the Asia Web direct business in Malaysia.
Shuk Huay is the co-founder of Ocean Nexus, a boutique software development firm. She possesses a strong business and leadership record with a deep understanding of the technological landscape in the Asian region. A graduate of International Business and Management from Monash University, Shuk Huay’s journey with Ocean Nexus began with the idea of combining business sense with technology know-how to improve business operations worldwide. Her current role involves design, implementation, and development of the GOeureka platform.
As the primary Project Manager of GOeureka, Lisa Yeoh oversees the development of each project from conceptualization to execution ensuring effective development of the project. Her Accounting background and meticulous attention to detail complement her ability to carefully analyze business processes and recommend solutions to businesses. She has spearheaded the implementation of Scrum, an agile framework resulting in increased product development efficiency. Combining a passion for agile processes, problem-solving, and strong business acumen with project management skills, Lisa improves business models to support clients’ digital and business needs.
Ray Lee is the co-founder of Ocean Nexus, a boutique software development firm. A graduate of Monash University, Ray co-founded Ocean Nexus while earning his degree in Computer Science. He has extensive experience with Python, Django, JS, Angular, and Solidity. As the technology leader of Ocean Nexus, Ray manages complex solution designs including cloud-based applications, blockchain application development, lightning network and smart contracts on the Ethereum blockchain. Ray is coding and developing smart contracts for the GOeureka platform.
Louise Daley, Deputy CEO of AccorHotels Asia Pacific, has over 29 years’ experience in the Hospitality and Tourism industry in the region.
Maria is a proven senior commercial leader with over 15 years experience in the hospitality industry. She has a stellar track record of building high performance Asia Pacific teams into a powerful revenue-driving force and a hotbed for innovation. At Hilton, she led an Asia Pacific team of Marketing, eCommerce, Analytics and Digital Acquisition experts to achieve record breaking omni-channel delivery of retail revenue and channel shift for over 180 hotels. Under her leadership, the team pursued several bold initiatives that challenged the norm, many evolving into company-wide global solutions. Prior to Hilton, she also has years of experience in Brand Management, Brand Marketing, Public Relations as well as Hotel Operations. Following successful years working for international hotel groups including IHG and Raffles International, Maria set up her own consulting firm and is now Managing Director of Antiope Pte Ltd.
Subhajit Mandal is a fintech entrepreneur and has been a keynote speaker at numerous blockchain events in Singapore. He holds an MBA from NUS and earned his CFA charter in 2012. Currently, Subhajit works at the innovation arm of MetLife and is currently building an end-to-end B2C insurance application on the blockchain. An elected board member of the Singapore Fintech Association (SFA), Subhajit is helping GOeureka with its commercial and financial models.
Rhenu has more than 15 years of strategy consulting experience, having worked with companies globally on market growth strategy, industry convergence opportunities, digital transformation and business model innovation. She is part of Frost & Sullivan’s Visionary Innovation group which focuses on disruptive trends shaping tomorrow’s business environment.
Trond Vidar Bjoroy has 19 years’ experience in the travel industry, focusing on travel technology, product development, and business process improvement. He has extensive experience in translating business needs into technical requirements. Trond is a cryptocurrency and blockchain enthusiast, exploring how we can use it to create new business models and solutions that will transform the future of travel. Trond is a contributor at VentureBeat and The Next Web where he writes about blockchain projects, ICO/TGEs and the crypto space in general. His articles have also been published at sites like CoinDesk, CoinTelegraph, Tnooz, Emerce, The Bridge, CryptoDaily.co.uk as well as featured on LinkedIn Pulse channels.
Andras Kristof has been Chief Technology Officer at Yojee Limited in Singapore since January 18, 2016. He also serves as Technical Advisor at HelloGold Foundation Limited. Andras founded Tembusu Systems Pte Ltd in late 2013, serving as its CEO and Executive Director until November 2015. He served as Chief Technology Officer at Southern Crown Resources Limited. He is the co-author of the "Handbook of Digital Currency" and provides consulting services for governments, international organizations, and companies on blockchain topics, including digital currencies, implementation feasibility, and security. Andras ran successful projects in Indonesia and Vietnam for Yahoo Southeast Asia. He has 20+ years of IT experience building scalable systems. In addition to a Masters in Computer Science from the Maharishi University of Management, Andras is a Fellow at SIM University.
Akomba Labs is a Singapore based research and advisory firm, focusing on smart contracts and digital assets. The team is lead by Andras Kristoff, Dave Appleton and Virgil Griffith. Andras is an entrepreneur and investor living in Singapore. He built the technology behind viki.com, Singapore's largest exit so far. He also founded Tembusu Systems and has been involved in blockchain development since 2013. Dave Appleton has a career in technology startups spanning nearly four decades before becoming involved in blockchain in 2014 as VP of Engineering at Tembusu Systems. Dave is currently the lead blockchain research engineer at HelloGold, bringing gold savings to emerging economies as a hedge against currency volatility. Virgil Griffith is a Research Scientist at the Ethereum Foundation. The NYT called him the Internet Man Of Mystery.
Amar is one of the leading advocates and contributing member of Global Blockchain community, Senior Advisor of Global Blockchain Foundation, Head of Strategy & Business Development of TokenAsia, ICOBench rated top 'Expert' and is Advisory Board Member of many Blockchain projects around the world. A Technology/Digital enthusiast and a seasoned professional with years of experience in operations, consulting and innovation of the Tech industry, Amar’s background includes working with Tier 1 firms such as Microsoft (APOC Operation Manager), the World Bank (Senior Infrastructure Consultant and Economic Advisor), Airbus etc., and advising startups and speaking at various technology forums. His educational background includes B.E. (Computer Science) and three Masters degrees from three Universities around the globe (including MBA from National University of Singapore).