Unicorns & Blockchain

Hear how business leaders are changing the Southeast Asian tech scene. From Fintech to Blockchain, and all of the unicorns in between!

What's it all about?

What the heck is Go-Jek? How do you get money from Bangkok to Singapore overnight? And what happens when you connect blockchain, Vietnamese and Japanese businesses? 

Find out from three of Southeast Asia’s leading entrepreneurs to explore, discuss and explain innovation in Southeast Asia.

Susan P. Chen, Willy Pham and Naysan Munusamy are in New Zealand to attend Techweek19 as part of the Asia New Zealand Foundation's entrepreneurship programme.

You should be present for the whole duration of this event.

GridAKL / John Lysaght, Tech Cafe, 101 Pakenham St W, Auckland

Wednesday 22 May
5:30pm - 7:00pm

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Susan P. Chen

Senior Vice President of Talent and Organisational Development, Go-Jek Group

Susan is the Senior Vice President of Talent and Organisational Development in the Go-Jek Group - the first Indonesian technology unicorn. Valued at US $10 billion it is the only company in Southeast Asia that was included in Fortune magazine's 50 Companies That Changed the World in 2017.

Go-Jek is a one-stop consumer on-demand, payments platform that is changing lives by providing millions of casual workers with opportunities for growth, financial inclusion and social mobility.

Susan received her PhD with a focus on knowledge management from the University of Stavanger, Norway, and is completing further education in the areas of educational psychology and research from the Massey University, New Zealand.

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Willy Pham

CEO, Acquire

Willy (Nguyen) Pham is the founder and CEO of Acquire – a digital marketing business which provides performance marketing and new solutions for businesses in the Vietnamese market and wider ASEAN region. He has past experience working with a range of industry leaders including VNG - one of the largest tech companies in Southeast Asia.

Willy is also Chief Marketing Officer of T-rex - a blockchain ecosystem with a cryptocurrency exchange, knowledge academy, start-up incubator and investment venture.

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Naysan Munusamy

Co-Founder, MoneyMatch

Naysan is the co-founder of MoneyMatch, Malaysia’s pioneer fintech start-up is the first and only to offer a fully digital cross border payments platform with eKYC (electronic know-your-customer).

Naysan graduated with an Executive MBA from the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow and has spent more than a decade in investment banking specialising in foreign exchange and fixed income trading.

His start-up recently won an award at the prestigious Singapore FinTech Festival.


5:30pm - 6:00pm
6:00pm - 6:05pm
6:05pm - 6:30pm
Susan, Willy and Naysan speaking
6:30pm - 6:40pm
Q & A
6:40pm - 7:00pm
Networking and nibbles
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