Executive Brainstorm & Innovation Forum
3-5 December, Capella Resort, Singapore
New Business Models and Growth Opportunities
in communications, commerce, content and the cloud
"93% of strategy execs said that exploring new business models is as important in this current economic climate as cutting costs and retaining customers."
STL Partners Brainstorm Participant Survey

Participant Profile

One hundred leaders from the Asia Pacific region’s communications, media, retail, banking and technology sectors are personally invited to take part in the ‘Digital Asia' Executive Brainstorm & Innovation Forum on 3-5 December in Singapore.

Participating companies include: AEIS, Aircel, American Express, Axiata, Brightcove, CEA, Ericsson, Experian, Frog Design, Globe Telecom, Google, MasterCard, McCann Group, MIT, Ogilvy, Openet, Peppers & Rogers, PLDT, SingTel, Sony, Standard Chartered Bank, Starhub, Telenor, Telkom Indonesia, True Corporation, Turner, Unilever, Universal Music

Details of how to apply to participate are here

Digital Asia is part of a series of large scale Executive Brainstorms & Innovation Forums that have been run across the world since 2006.

The New Digital Economics executive brainstorms typically comprise 100-300 senior execs from across the Communications, Media, and Technology sectors. The profile of the participants is as follows:

  • They typically come from a mix of Strategy, Technology, Marketing, Finance, R&D and Operational functions.
  • They are involved in designing and delivering new business models, services portfolios and new technology.
  • They are responsible for, or involved in, strategic vision and product direction.
  • They share a common goal - to increase the value of their organizations.
    They believe that ‘business as usual’ isn’t sustainable.
  • They are interested in growth opportunities for their business, not just managing cost.
  • They are looking for stimulating ideas from outside their company, country and industry and want to be exposed to ideas that challenge their assumptions about the industry and how to do business.
  • They are interested in practical solutions to short-term problems, so they prove a case for broader innovation.
  • They come to STL Partners events because of the unique brainstorming format focused on cutting-edge topics.

Between events they digest STL industry research and analysis (reports and blog).

STL have been running executive brainstorms since October 2006, past participants include:


CIO, APT Taiwan
SVP Digital Experience, AT&T
VP Corporate Strategy, AT&T
EVP Network, AT&T
CEO, Betfair
Group CTO, BT
President, BT Global Services
CEO, BT Wholesale
CEO, Carphone Warehouse
SVP Strategic Planning, Cox Communications
CMO, CSL Hong Kong
CFO, Cyprus Telecom
Group CTO, Deutsche Telekom
SVP Group Products, Deutsche Telekom
EVP Mobile Internet, Deutsche Telekom
EVP Marketing & Customer Experience, Du
CEO, Eircom
Group SVP, Etisalat
Group CMO, Etisalat
VP Wholesale & M2M, Everything Everywhere
Board Member, Globe Telecom
Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer, Mobily
EVP Mobile Services, Orange Group
SVP Corporate Strategy, Orange Group
SVP Devices, Orange Group
Group Chief Commercial Officer, Q-Tel
Managing Director, Singtel
President & CEO, Smart Hub, Smart Communications
SVP, Global Development, Sprint Nextel
VP Service Innovation, Telecom Italia
VP New Products & Services, Telecom Italia
Group Strategy Director, Telecom New Zealand
Chief Technology Officer, Telefonica O2 Europe
New Business Director, Telefonica O2 UK
Director of Strategy, Cloud Services, Telefonica Digital
CMO, Telekom Malaysia
CIO, Telekom Indonesia
SVP, Telenor Digital
VP Group Strategy, Telenor
EVP Strategy, Telmex
CTO, Telstra
CTO, Telus
SVP Strategy, Time Warner Cable Media 
Chief Strategy Officer, T-Mobile USA
Chief New Technology Business Officer, Turkcell
EVP Chief Strategy Officer, US Cellular
Director Business Development, Verizon 
VP Strategy, Verizon
MD Broadband, Virgin Media
CTO, Virgin Media
Director of Video & Connected Home, Vodafone Group
Director of Corporate Strategy, Vodafone Group
CIO, Vodafone Group
Strategy & CEO Support Director, Zain

Financial Institutions

Chief Operating Officer, Barclays Global Retail Bank
Global CTO, Citi
Managing Director, Citi
EVP, Online & Mobile, Enterprise Growth, American Express 
SVP Emerging & Electronic Payments, Bank of America
Group Executive, Mobile, MasterCard Worldwide
Head of Global Mobile, Visa
Regional Head Asia Pacific, Western Union

Regulators, NGOs & Academics

Cabinet Member, European Commission
Chief of Strategic Planning & Policy, FCC
Co-Director, Law Lab, Berkman Center, Harvard
Deputy Director-General, iDA Singapore
Secretary General, ictQatar
Professor, Human Dynamics Lab, MIT Media Lab
Director of Policy, Ofcom
VP Research & Senior Fellow, Technology Policy Institute 
Head of ICT Industries, World Economic Forum


Sector Partner, 3i
Venture Partner, Accel
Partner TMT, Apax Partners
Managing Director, Bear Stearns International
Group Co- Head, Managing Director, Credit Suisse
Chief Telecoms Analyst, Daiwa Securities
Managing Director, EMEA, Intel Capital
Executive Director, JP Morgan
Director, TMT Equity Research Analyst, Standard Chartered

Media and Internet Companies

EVP Digital, ABC   
SVP Digital Development, BBC Worldwide
Chairman, Betfair
SVP & GM, CBS Mobile
Managing Director, Digital Media, Chelsea FC 
SVP Business Development & Digital Media, Disney
EVP, ComScore 
Vice President Europe, EA Mobile
SVP Digital Entertainment, Fox 
Chief Creative Officer, Frog
President Digital, Lionsgate   
Chief Commercial Officer, LOVEFiLM
EVP New Media, MTV
VP Digital Entertainment Strategy, NBC Universal
Vice Chairman, OgilvyOne Worldwide
Executive Director - Digital Entertainment, Paramount   
SVP Strategic Content Initiatives, Sony Corporation of America
CTO, Sony Pictures 
SVP Global Digital Strategy, Sony Pictures
Vice President, Europe, Sony BMG
Category Director Entertainment, Tesco
Chief Strategy Officer, Thomson Reuters
SVP Marketing & Digital Initiatives, Universal Networks
SVP Advanced Technology, Universal Pictures 
CEO, Virgin Entertainment Group
Executive Director TV & Online, Virgin Media
Vice President, Walt Disney Internet Group
President of Digital Distribution, Warner Bros

Technology & Internet Companies

EVP, Akamai Technologies
CMO, Alcatel-Lucent
CTO, Amazon.com
Head of Web Services, EMEA, Amazon
Chairman, Betfair
CMO, Cisco
CIO, Dell
President & CEO, Ericsson
CMO, Ericsson
President, Equinix
Director of Business Planning, Google
Managing Director, Google 
Director of Products, Internet Identity, Google
CTO, Huawei
Partner, Digital Consumer Solutions, IBM Global Business Services
Vice President Europe, Intel
SVP, Living Social
CTO, LogicaCMG
Chief Software Architect, Motorola
President & CEO, Europe, NEC
EVP, Nokia
Chief Scientist, Salesforce.com
VP Europe, Slingmedia
Chief Scientist, Yahoo! Mobile 

Trade Bodies

Chairman, Broadband Stakeholder Group 
Chief Economist, Consumer Electronics Association
Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA
Chief Strategy Officer, GSMA
President, Internet Advertising Bureau
Global Chairman Emeritus, Mobile Marketing Association
Chairman, Mobile Entertainment Forum
Executive Director, Open Identity Foundation
CEO, UK Music
CEO, Wholesale Applications Community


"One of the best-facilitated business conferences I have yet attended. The collaborative problem-solving approach to cross-training seemed steeped in advanced learning organization theory, yet we covered a lot of ground in two short days. I learned much about the issues and challenges facing entrenched concerns while contributing to the group's understanding of the impact of coming technology to evolving business models."
CEO, Cloud Services Provider 2012

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