Wild Digital started out in 2015 as a platform for digital ecosystem leaders to come together in order to share knowledge and insight
Fast forward to 2019, Wild Digital has become Southeast Asia’s premier tech conference, with the congregation of the digital tech industry’s top players, including Grab, iFlix, 500 Startups, and Spotify to name a few.
On July 3 and July 4, 2019, the flagship Wild Digital SEA 2019 conference takes place here in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for its fifth run, with Mashable Southeast Asia being an official media partner. With an impressively diverse speaker roster this year, it’d be hard to find a reason to miss this opportunity.
So, who will you see at Wild Digital 2019?
This year’s keynote speakers comprise of Patrick Grove, CEO and Co-founder of Southeast Asia’s leading internet group Catcha Group; Dato’ Seri Anwar Ibrahim, Malaysian MP and President of the People's Justice Party; Roger James Hamilton, Futurist and Founder of tech company GeniusU; YB Syed Saddiq, Malaysian Minister of Youth & Sports; and Nick Nash, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Asia Partners.
The theme for this year's conference is "Advancing SEA's Billion-Dollar Ideas". Joining the top 10 headlining speakers are Khailee Ng of 500 Startups; Mike Orgill, Airbnb's GM of Southeast Asia; and Dipanjan Chaudhuri, Regional Lead (APAC) of Waze, to name a few!
You can click here for the full list of speakers.
Awesome, but what makes it so special?
It’s the one true place to gain valuable industry insight into how key players go about their business while still retaining steady growth. Wild Digital 2019 is also the perfect networking opportunity for burgeoning start-ups and forward-thinking entrepreneurs to pitch ideas to potential investors and partners.
If you're thinking the speakers are randomly selected, think again! There are criteria to fulfil. All speakers have to be either at the CEO, Managing Director, Founder, or Co-Founder level; all startups must have raised a minimum of USD 10 million, and all venture capital/corporate ventures must have raised a minimum of USD 100 million. The people you’ll find yourself surrounded by are industry heavyweights; those making a truly disruptive change in their respective fields.
This year's conference will introduce a few new exciting features:
1. A live crowdfunding segment where attendees have the opportunity to invest in 15 hand-picked emerging startups from ASEAN for as low as USD100.
2. Rapid Mingle - a one-on-one meeting platform that attendees can use to set up meetings with other attendees, scheduled online.
3. Startup Disruptor Arena - a trademark of Wild Digital, this session (Day 2) will showcase eight notable startups demonstrating disruption through innovative business models or amazing new technology scattered across a variety of verticals.
4. Afterparties on both nights at Mantra Rooftop Bar & Lounge, and Wetdeck, W Hotel.
Today's the last day to get tickets, so what are you waiting for? To purchase tickets, click here.