Elymar Apao
OLX by Sulit
Ateneo de Manila University

Elymar Apao is the UX Manager of OLX by Sulit and founder of Usability Philippines.

Mr Valdez
Agoo Computer School
University of the Cordilleras

Mr Valdez is the president of Agoo Computer College, a small school in a small town, where he works full-time and teaches The Programming. He also teaches master’s students at the University of the Cordilleras part-time. Mr Valdez learned how to code from video games programming where he took an arrow to the knee. He […]

Gretchen Laurel
Boysen Philippines
Ateneo de Manila University

Gretchen Laurel is a corporate communications and PR consultant to Pacific Paints (Boysen) Philippines. Prior to that, she worked at EON, Inc., where she produced strategic content and collaterals for the Asian Development Bank’s 2012 Annual Meeting of Governors. At GeiserMaclang, she was first the Creatives Head of the Issues and Crisis Management, and then […]

JP Domingo
University of the Philippines

JP Domingo is the Head of Digital Strategy and Business Intelligence at ABS-CBN’s Digital Media Division. Prior to working for ABS-CBN, he worked in product development for four years in a local laptop manufacturing company. He professes to landing those two jobs because of his very relevant college degree in Molecular Biology from UP Diliman. […]

Carlos Castano
Asian Institute of Management

Carlos Castano is the general manager of Quipr and Stratuscast, whose clients in digital communications include members of the Philippine Senate, Jack Daniel’s, and the Aboitiz Group. He has a rich background in marketing and communications, having worked at the mobile marketing, business development, and creatives groups at Globe, GeiserMaclang, and Great Wall Communications, respectively. […]

Kristine Romano
McKinsey & Co.
Harvard Kennedy School

Kristine Romano is an Associate Principal (AP) at McKinsey & Co’s Manila Office. She is one of the youngest ever elected as AP, and she now co-leads the Manila Office. She works on topics of corporate and public finance in Asia and EMEA Outside McKinsey, and is passionate about anything and everything to develop the […]

Mica Diaz de Rivera
University of the Philippines

Mica Diaz de Rivera has a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from the University of the Philippines Los Banos and is currently a User Experience Engineer of Sulit.com.ph. He is an alumni of last year’s UX conferences in Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia. When not stalking people in theater houses and doing user research, he […]

Marte Soliza
University of the Philippines

Marte Soliza is CTO and co-founder of Insync, a cloud syncing platform. A former competitive programmer, he competed in the semi finals of Google Code Jam 2008 and the world finals of ACMC ICPC 2010. He believes that the computing industry is the key to Philippines’ prosperity and hopes to open an educational institute that […]

Jon Danao
University of the Philippines

Jon Danao is the Head of Technology for Innovations at ABS-CBN‘s Digital Media Division. He played lead guitars for a local band in Manila called Bridge. He is strong in blues, rock and roll, and showmanship. Terrible in second voice. He loves to cook and went to culinary school. He is strong in Asian cuisine […]

Levi Tan Ong
By Implication
University of the Philippines

Levi Tan Ong is an unlicensed chemical engineer who never bothered taking the board exams. He works as a designer and front-end developer at By Implication a company he founded with friends. Levi is obsessed with semantic CSS, has a complicated relationship with angularjs, and is eschewing twitter bootstrap. He loves functional programming, and adheres […]

Mark Lacsamana
OLX by Sulit
Ateneo de Manila University

Mark Lacsamana is currently a User Interface Engineer at OLX by Sulit where he spends most of his time designing and prototyping mobile apps. A firm believer in designers knowing how to code, he’s been designing websites since the 7th grade and is proud to say his first “large” self-managed website was a Final Fantasy […]

Jimmy Cassells
Stanford University

Jimmy Cassells is the Managing Director of Spiratytics, a performance marketing firm specializing in ROI-driven marketing campaigns. Jimmy is a graduate of Rutgers University with BS in Physics, and an MS in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from Stanford University. He started his career optimizing high technology supply chains and factories with i2 Technologies (now JDA) and Cypress […]

Carlo Isles
San Beda College

Carlo Isles is a Digital Marketing Strategist at Spiralytics with expertise in Analytics and Paid Advertising. He also has experience in developing websites, improving web user engagement, and making graphic designs. During his free time, he goes boxing, makes perfume or simply looks for investment opportunities.

Vin Dancel
Ritmo Learning Lab
Ateneo de Manila University

Vin Dancel graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Legal Management from the Ateneo de Manila University, and a Bachelor of Laws from St. Louis University in Baguio City. Lawyer and startup co-founder and CEO by day and independent musician by night, Vin is a father to two young kids who are fueling his passion […]

Mio Galang
University of the Philippines

Mio Miguel Galang is the Chief Data Engineer for Lifebit, a company helping people get more fun out of life by building a game-layer on top of it. He is a graduate of Philippine Science High School and was a Cum Laude of Electronics and Communications Engineering in The University of the Philippines in Diliman. His […]

Will Pattison
True Property
Real Estate Institute of Victoria

William Pattison is a Co-Founder and CEO of trueproperty.ph, a Philippine real estate start up. His role involves working closely with the real estate industry and maximising their own online presence. William was born and raised in Australia. He studied at Real Estate Institute of Victoria, where he gained knowledge in residential sales, property management […]

Kerwin Tan
Romulo Law
Ateneo Law School

Atty. Kerwin Tan is a senior lawyer at the prestigious Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles Law Office, one of the biggest and oldest law firms in the country. Atty. Tan specializes in corporate and business law, Intellectual Property law, banking, tax and, his personal advocacy, family corporations. He has counselled and negotiated a […]

Cristina del Rosario
Sari Software Solutions
Georgia Institute of Technology

Cristina del Rosario is a detail-oriented industrial designer who seeks social change through simple and well-thought-out products. She is empathetic towards people’s experiences and has big dreams to improve quality of life. She has a BS in Industrial Design from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she graduated summa cum laude. She was recognized at […]

Matt Quiros
Ateneo de Manila University

Matt Quiros is a software engineer at Sulit.com.ph, where he works on the iOS app. He graduated BS Computer Science in 2011 from the Ateneo de Manila University. He is passionate about mobile app development and is interested in teaching others how to code as well.

Tom Blackman
University of Wales, Newport

Tom Blackman is a creative and highly organized contact center, e-learning, and product management professional with global experience, and has exposure across many facets of the industry. Tom excels in shaping and delivering key business objectives, inspiring others, and driving a culture of service excellence. While at Kalibrr, he was responsible for engaging thousands of […]

Nikko Torcita
Awesome Labs
De La Salle University

Nikko Torcita is a passionate engineer with extensive skill set in areas of software applications, OS driver development, embedded systems including both firmware and hardware design and solar technology. He spends his free-time developing low-cost tools for rural education.

Jordana Valencia
Harvard Business School

Jordana Valencia is a Harvard MBA student passionate about the intersection of business and psychology. She has a professional interest in applying behavioral and psychological theory to acquire, build, and scale talent in the education sector. Her previous experiences include consumer goods marketing, education management, teaching, and leadership development.

Ramon Pastor
Ateneo de Manila University

Ramon Pastor is the president and CEO of Rogomi, Inc., a mobile app development company that specializes in developing custom apps for big clients including Globe Telecom, Ayalaland, and the Cambridge University Press. He is a self-taught mobile app developer, having previously come from a business background, and teaches kids iOS App Development in his […]

Justin Lim
Ateneo de Manila University

Justin Lim is a co-founder at ZAP.

Angelique Uy
Ateneo de Manila University

Angelique Uy is a co-founder at ZAP.

John Tan
University of the Philippines

John Tan is a design consultant and director at Buvparr, Inc. He is an industrial design instructor at the University of the Philippines. He is passionate about promoting tinkering and hardware hacking locally. Although not officially an engineering major, he possesses expertise in materials, mechanical, and mechanical engineering, building his own gadgets using the Arduino, […]

Franky Branckaute
Sint Pieters College

Franky Branckaute is serial recidivist traveller born in Belgium more than a third of a century ago. He is founder of theBobbery – the premier Philippine startup website. In 2010, having travelled the seven corners of Europe, he decided to expand his horizons beyond Europe. And as they say, the rest is history. Or maybe not yet, […]

Dustin Cheng
Ateneo de Manila University

Dustin Cheng graduated from Ateneo in 2008 with a BS Management degree. He co-founded Deal Dozen in 2011, which quickly grew to be one of the top 5 deal sites in Manila, and was eventually acquired by Asia Deal Group in Dec 2013. He is currently a co-founder and the operations director of ZAP, part of […]

Terence Lok
Ateneo de Manila University

Terence Lok is a serial entrepreneur and co-founder of ZAP, the Philippines’ first rewards program that lets you earn 5% to 20% Cash Back at your favorite establishments with just your mobile number. He graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in 2008 with a BS Managment degree. He founded Deal Dozen, a lifestyle deals […]

Birdie Salva
Curiosity Design Research
Ateneo de Manila University

Birdie Salva is a co-founder and principal at Curiosity Design Research. He specializes in design research, brand management, and marketing consultancy.

W. Oliver Segovia
Harvard Business School

Oliver Segovia is the founder & CEO of AVA Online Group, an e-commerce company in Southeast Asia, and a Principal of Metroheart Properties, a property investment company. He holds an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School and co-authored “Passion & Purpose: Stories from the Best & Brightest Young Business Leaders”, published by Harvard Business […]

Raphael Quisumbing
Ateneo de Manila University

Rafi Quisumbing currently serves as the web architect of AVA.ph. He specializes in providing cost-effective business solutions in data collection and information processing.