Interact and hear it from our renowned local and international speakers themselves, on how we can embrace the current "Gig Economy" and to equip ourselves with the right tools to succeed. Don't miss out this once-in-a-lifetime line up, where you will transform and be empowered!
Conducted virtually on this remarkable turn with a state-of-the-art conference platform where attendees would completely indulge in its exciting features and high-level of interactivity. And, prescribed with a little dose of laughter by a healthcare professional.
"The Gig Economy has ballooned by 6 million people since 2010" - by CNBC. We will see more of this new bred generation, with new means of earning daily bread & butter. SEA Connect, is one of the largest creative conference in Southeast Asia held annually to bring together creative talents and businesses to empower them for a better future. Held in-conjunction with the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Championship Malaysia 2020 - Grand Finale, where we will get to witness champions' announcement and who will be representing Malaysia to compete in the USA.
Prior to joining Adobe, Albert spent four years as a consultant from another NASDAQ-listed technology software company focusing on design, media and entertainment solutions. He also has another 12 years of combined experience as a 3D animator and a tertiary institution lecturer. Albert works today with Adobe’s customers to enable them on maximizing their design workflows and content production.
Michael Yeong, Market Development Manager for Workstation, Thin Client and Retail POS of HP Malaysia. After graduating in year 2006/7, he started his career as a network engineer, then later moving into project management role where he spends most of his 1-year tenure oversea in China managing two engineering deployments. After a few years into his career, he found the passion of communicate to people more than computers. This is where he starts his sales career in 2010 selling HP product at a reseller. Never had he planned it, he eventually landed a post in HP Malaysia in 2014. Since then, he was on a mission, to evangelize and promote the brand out. Working hand in hand with business partners of HP to build an ecosystem that bring reinvention into the things we do daily with HP technology.
Surina Shukri, CEO of Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). She has bulk of professional career across a diverse range of company including global multinationals, middle market companies and early stage startups across the financial services, natural resources and technology sectors. In the past 17 years, she was working at JPMorgan Chase & Co (largest bank in the USA) where she honed her skills as an investment banker, strategist and leader. In 2018, she left JPMorgan Chase to expand her entrepreneur skills to start ‘’SheNovation Ventures’’, a transformation and growth venture studio where she advised fintech and blockchain startups on growth strategy and capital raising, consulted business leaders on culture change and guided mid-career professionals on career pivots. She is also a leader in Parity Partner’s Professional Program, it is an exclusive community of women who are changing the face of corporate leadership in finance and technology.
“I’m the person who helps bridge the gap between the business objectives of marketing professionals and the increasingly amazing but confusing technology that has the potential to help them do their jobs more successfully than ever before,” explains Siva Ganeshanandan, Director of Digital Strategy and Solution in Asia Pacific. Siva’s role at Adobe provides him with insights into how marketers are applying new technology to traditional techniques for results that drive their business growth. He also leads Adobe’s industry specialist team that provides executive level consulting and digital roadmaps for Adobe’s most strategic customers. Siva has 14 years of experience in the industry,11 of these in Asia Pacific. He joined Adobe in 2011, having held senior roles for many years with companies and led the regional Optimost business.
Warren Leow manages strategic partnerships, investments and new SaaS products at Inmagine Group. He is currently leading the development of A.I. powered tools to simplify design. Previously, Warren helped build up MaGIC, a government agency that supports the startup ecosystem. Warren also worked in energy trading with BP and was also a management consultant with Bain & Company.
Natalie Sit is the face and the heartbeat of Acestar Sdn. Bhd. She strongly believes that constant and never ending learning is the key to development. She had acquired several accolades in recent years, such as the McMillan Woods Global Awards 2018, EY Entrepreneur of the Year (EOY) 2018 Top Nominee, The Star SOBA 2016 Female Entrepreneur Grand Winner, The Star SOBA 2016 Best Employer Silver Award. Since 2016, she had invested part of their profit into the Adobe Certified Associate (ACA) Championship Malaysia that is now running consecutively for four years, which is also part of their CSR program.
Irene is an experienced design enthusiast, currently leading consumer design team at Fave Asia, one of the fastest growing startup in South East Asia. As a Lead at Fave, Irene’s primarily focused on UX strategy, UI design and user research. She and her team strongly believe in solving user problems with great experience design by utilizing user centric design methodology. Prior to Fave, Irene was a Digital Art Director at Mediacliq, where she served as Design Lead for Nissan Website, Nando’s Loyalty App and etc. Outside of her job, she actively participates in events such as Woman Startup Weekend & MAB Hackathon.
An American artist best knowns for his skill in using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator. Is considered by most Pixel Perfect viewers to be one of the pioneers of Digital Art. An educator, bestselling author, published artist, and the ground breaking master of photo-realistic painting in Photoshop.
Karyabudi is an experienced International Marketing Manager in Les’ Copaque, the award-winning animation company in Malaysia’s 3D Animation industry. He is responsible in overseeing the Upin & Ipin Intellectual Properties’ spin-off Businesses such as Licensing & Merchandising, Sponsorship, Strategic Partnership and other monetization initiatives internationally and locally. With his vast and extensive experience in Sales and Marketing, he has invited to numerous large events as a speaker to share his journey and fresh outlook in relation to the industry.
Based in Sydney Australia, John Dickinson is a motion graphic designer and 3D artist specialising in Adobe After Effects and Maxon Cinema 4D. With a worldwide reputation for making complex software easy to understand and delivering training with passion, John's industry experience and proven teaching ability encourages and challenges participants to break through to new levels of excellence in their own work.
One of the first Chinese movie producer in Malaysia, Adrian Teh is best known with “Ice Kacang Puppy Love”, which was marketed into Mainland China. As a film director, he has directed numerous Malaysian Chinese movies such as “PASKAL the Movie”, “Wedding Diary”, “Wedding Diary 2”, “King of Mahjong” and “Hungry Ghost Ritual”. A CEO of Chinese Film Association of Malaysia, he presided and organised Malaysia’s first ever Chinese movies awards ceremony – the Golden Wau Awards in 2013. Through all his remarkable films, he is recognised as one of Top 10 Outstanding Youths of Malaysia and was named in the list of 100 Most Influential Young Entrepreneurs in 2016. Adrian is currently the advisory panel of National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS).
21 years old self learned digital artist, also a medical student. Started off with minimalism photography in December 2017, slowly getting into modern, conceptual editing style using Adobe Photoshop. His signature work titled 'Head in the Cloud' was featured on Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 cover screen. Always inspired to create, create to inspire.
Juhaidah Joemin is the Wonder Woman in creative content production. As the Co-Founder, Managing Director as well as Executive Producer, she oversees creative development and project execution for the company original IPs and co‐production properties of children and family entertainment. With over 18 years experience within the creative industry, Juhaidah’s expertise includes industry development, content creation, animation production and management, as well as television & broadcasting. She was awarded “Great Women of Our Time Award 2013” for her contributions in the Arts & Media Industry by the Women’s Weekly Malaysia. This brain behind Giggle Garage Sdn Bhd is a local and international award winner and nominee, including the NEF-Awani Best Animation Award, International Emmy Kids Award and many more.
Elaine Ann is the master in strategic innovation consultancy of China’s market. As the Founder/Director of Kaizor Innovation, she is a veteran of the early dot-com era since mid 90's, having worked for major international companies in New York, Silicon Valley and San Francisco. Kaizor’s clients ranges from Multi-nationals, Asian companies, SMEs to Startups. Utilising her vast experience in strategic innovation, research, as well as defining innovative products and services, she also trained executives and students alike on New Product/Services Innovation and User Experience.
Victor is a visionary and thoughtful leader in the user-centred innovation world. Through his strong passion for design, he excel in materialising ideas into award winning solutions. The drive is to continually provide top-tier, strategic design solutions, from traditional to user experience-centric design.
Craig Bushman is Certiport’s Marketing guy! As the Vice President of Marketing, Craig is responsible for global campaign marketing, events, partner & product marketing, branding, public relations and marketing communications. With over 20 years of experience in software industries, Craig has directed diverse teams including product management, product marketing, international sales, field and global marketing, event, brand and communications management. Craig has been instrumental in driving new international business by building teams from the ground up.
Jesús Ramirez is a digital graphics expert, speaker, and educator specializing in Adobe Photoshop. Jesús has over ten years of professional design experience and has worked with clients such as Adobe, Microsoft, Motorola, and Conde Nast. Jesús is best known as the founder of the Photoshop Training Channel, one of the most popular Photoshop YouTube channels in the world. You can find his articles and tutorials in many well-known publications and blogs, including the Adobe Creative Cloud Blog, Adobe's Create Magazine, and Photoshop User Magazine. Jesús has been a speaker at many industry related events worldwide. Most notably Adobe MAX, Adobe SUMMIT, Australia’s Adobe MAKE IT, CreativeLive, CreativePro, Photoshop World, Pluralsight LIVE, and Talent Land in Mexico.
Paul Burnett, Principal Evangelist, Creative Cloud, APAC Paul is the Principal Evangelist for Creative Cloud in APAC. Before Adobe Paul ran his own Design, Web and Video Company MAD - Multimedia Art Design for many years, and also worked as the Senior APAC Evangelist for Macromedia. With over 20 years experience in the industry, Paul believes that clean, simple design, engaging interactivity, and creativity make for a great user experience.
Zee Avi is a Malaysian singer/songwriter, guitarist, ukulele player and visual artist. Her journey started 11 years ago, where since then she has lived and sold albums all over the world. Since 2007, Zee has released 2 albums and an EP. Her debut album has been certified Gold in 4 countries. Ghostbird , her second album, was also featured in Starbucks across America making Zee the first Malaysian artist to be included in such a campaign. Both albums received many accolades and praise in the press with reviews in Teen Vogue, Esquire, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, Paste and many more. This award winning artist has made inspirational engagements to young people around the world through her creativity.
Vivian Toh started working as a part-time writer in 2007. Later, she served as vice president in the Graphic Design Association of Malaysia between 2011 and 2013. The year 2013 also saw her putting together the DESIGNED radio show on Bernama Radio24, and organising MEX – a magazine exhibition – that debuted at the Penang’s Georgetown Festival. With a great push from her father, she found her passion in editorial in CUTOUT, an independent design magazine that started in 2009. Over the years, CUTOUT has won multiple design awards from Golden Pin Design Award to Red Dot Design Award, DFA Design for Asia Awards, and the list goes on. She is now mainly focused on managing Tsubaki Studio, a design business of ten years, which she co-owns with well-established graphic designer, Jay Lim. To view their design portfolio, visit www.tsubakistudio.net
Natalie Sit, the Founder and CEO of Acestar, through great efforts and hard work has built a company that prides itself in demonstrating a unique Acestarian work culture – one that exudes strong passion & commitment to delivering a great Customer eXperience to its Customers. In 2016, Natalie was awarded the prestigious SOBA Best Female Entrepreneur-of-the-Year Award by The Star Media. Acestar, which was awarded the SOBA Most Promising Company Award in 2015, was again recognized in 2016 with the SOBA Best Employer of the Year (Silver) Award 2016. These accolades are testimony to a company that believes in delivering a great Customer eXperience and great Value to its Customers.
Hussin Khan is a certified trainer and instructor specializing in Animation, Games, VR & VFX. He runs EFXCO Sdn Bhd, a learning center in Cyberjaya, Malaysia which offers professional training and certification for Graphics & Motion Design, Game Development and Visual Effects. Recently, he has been working on creating real-time content for Virtual & Augment reality. He stronglybelieves that AR/VR is the next big thing in Education, Entertainment and Marketing & Advertising. EFXCO is an Authorised Training Centre for Adobe, Unity and NUKE. efxco.my
An intuitive and visionary leader, Sri possesses an in-depth knowledge of the Southeast Asia and India markets, and is passionate in challenging the norm together with his team, to deliver the best possible experiences for customers. As the MD for Adobe SEA, Sri is committed to accelerating the development of its enterprise business, through forging strong customer and channel- relationships.
A Visionary Architect with a passion in providing solutions through technology innovation. As a CO-FOUNDER & CEO of 3 MSC Companies, with a MISSION to provide innovative solutions for businesses to reach out resources globally to reinvent business model through technology & financial integration to achieve operational efficiency. MY3DVISION is dedicated to elevate social & economic growth through global support platforms to achieve Global Presence.
Fariz co-founded Motiofixo, a motion graphics studio, in 2007. Since then Motiofixo has attracted the best talent in the field and distinguished itself as one of a new generation of daring motion graphics studios that introduces a new benchmark in the local design scene. Fariz’s clients include Honda, Samsung, Mastercard, HugoBoss and Volkswagen. He has also collaborated with artists such as Yuna and Yusuf Islam on music videos.