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Serm and his partners launched Antsomi as a regional marketing technology company with its flagship product, CDP 365, in mid-2020. Since its launch, Antsomi has become an emerging martech brand native to Southeast Asia by helping clients unify and activate their customer data across multiple channels. With over two decades of industry experience, Serm was the former president of the Malaysian Digital Association (MDA). Constantly invited by media outlets to share his views about digital, Serm is a sought-after speaker at various conferences, a mentor and judge for start-up competitions, and a jury member for global and regional media and advertising awards.
Nicholas Sagau Tony is a renowned Malaysian specialist and leader in the digital technology arena, and a highly sought-after industry speaker or moderator at national and international level conferences. Often his subject of conferences and networking revolves around areas of digital product, content, marketing and innovation, transformation, esports, corporate innovation and incubator, OTT and digital video content distribution.
His desire to keep steering the society and nation toward digital excellence has been recognised amongst the industry experts and collaborators. In 2020, he was elected as the President of the Malaysia Digital Association (MDA).
Nicholas began his involvement in the media and digital space during its steady rise in the country, Now, he is not only considered a veteran of the digital industry but he is entrusted with helming Rev Media Group as the Chief Operating Officer. Rev Media represents over 40 top digital authority brands with an extensive digital content distribution network that reaches more than 15 million people each month in Malaysia. In 2021, despite the economic situation, Rev Media achieved RM100+ million in revenue, its best year of financial performance.
He has been part of the core digital team members empowered to build and grow the digital business at Malaysia’s largest media conglomerate, Media Prima Berhad. Aside from his daily task of operating Rev Media, he also serves as the Operation and Technology Transformation Officer, at the Group MD Office.
Nicholas and his innovative team have won multiple award recognitions from the industry throughout the years. Notably, clinching the premier, Malaysia’s Digital Publisher of the Year award – two years in a row (from 2019 – 2022), and winning three gold and bronze awards at the prestigious Asia Mob-Ex Awards (which honours and awards mobile product excellence) in Singapore.
Heading the Digital Media and Content Lab department at Sin Chew Daily, working on exciting and innovative projects with a vibrant and dynamic team, covering areas ranging from revenue growth, digital audience growth and management, content marketing, product development, video production, social media strategy.
Graduated from the University of Missouri-Kansas City with a degree in Computer Science with a Telecommunications Specialty.
Armed with 27 years of experience in the media industry, Syamil Fahim is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Nu Ideaktiv Sdn. Bhd – a joint venture company of Astro Malaysia and Kumpulan Media Karangkraf, which was established in May 2018. This partnership focuses on producing excellent Malay content for various platforms, including print, digital, social media, broadcast TV, and covering ground events in Malaysia and the Nusantara region.
Syamil began his career with Kumpulan Media Karangkraf as a management trainee in 1996. Upon completion, he was tasked with leading the Graphics Department Unit of Karangkraf. In the subsequent year, Syamil expanded his horizons by forming the IT department for the Group and debuted its first web portal in December 2000. With his IT expertise, Syamil was then appointed to head the newly formed subsidiary Grup Digital Karangkraf in 2010. Before transforming the group to be more digitally driven, he also oversaw the print division of Ultimate Print Sdn Bhd for more than 12 years.
A veteran in the advertising and media industry, Kristine Ong is a strategist of media marketing and driving customer engagement via media. She has over 30 years of marketing, communications and media experience under her and has managed all the big advertisers in Malaysia
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