CHAPTER FORUMS

H2's Chapter Forums are held locally in each of our global chapters in settings that facilitate open, trusted discussions and idea exchange. They provide engagement opportunities around innovative companies/sectors, key industry trends, and growth-oriented topics -- giving participants the opportunity to participate in interactive discussions as well as connect 1:1. Cross-chapter participation is actively encouraged to build relationships across geographies. H2 Chapter Forums follow the Chatham House Rule.

2017 CHAPTER FORUMS CALENDAR

Below are target dates for our Chapter Forums globally in 2017, to be confirmed prior to each Forum via member invites: 

  • Berlin: Mar 21, May 23, Jul 25, Sep 19, Nov 21 
  • China: Jan 24, Mar 28, May 23, Jul 25, Sep 19, Nov 21 
  • India: Jan 31, Mar 16, May 25, Jul 27, Sep 21, Nov 23 
  • London: Jan 25, Mar 22, May 24, Jul 19, Sep 20, Nov 22  
  • New York: Jan 25, Mar 22, May 24, Jul 19, Sep 20, Nov 29  
  • Sao Paulo: Mar 23, May 18, Jul 20, Sep 21, Nov 23 
  • Silicon Valley: Jan 24, Mar 21, May 23,  Jul 18, Sep 19, Nov 28  
  • Singapore: Jan 23, Mar 20, May 22, Jul 24, Sep 18, Nov 20  
  • Tel Aviv: Feb 1, Mar 20, May 22, Jul 24, Sep 18, Nov 20  
  • Tokyo: Jan 24, Mar 29, May 24, Jul 26, Sep 20, Nov 22 

PAST CHAPTER FORUMS

May 2017

  • India (May 25): Beyond the ibibo/MakeMyTrip Merger: Market Consolidation & the Future of Digital Travel; Discussion Lead: Ashish Kashyap – Founder & CEO @ ibibo Group
  • London (May 24): vAtomic: Revolutionising Customer Engagement through Digital Objects & Blockchain; Discussion Lead:   Gary Stimpson – Head of Europe @ vAtomic
  • New York (May 24): Rocketrip & Brainly: Social Learning Models & Global Trends in EdTech; Discussion Lead: Michal Borkowski – Co-Founder & CEO @ Brainly
  • Sao Paulo (Jun 1): Resultados Digitais: Driving SMB Growth through Next Gen Cloud-Based Marketing Platforms; Discussion Leads: Eric Santos – Co-Founder & CEO @ Resultados Digitais, Manoel Lemos – Managing Director @ Redpoint eventures
  • Silicon Valley (May 30): DroneDeploy & Next Generation Platforms Powering the New Drone Economy; Discussion Leads: Michael Winn – Founder & CEO @ DroneDeploy, Charles Hudson – Managing Partner @ Precursor Ventures
  • Singapore (Jun 5): Emerging Innovations & Trends in IoT and Precision Medicine; Discussion Lead: Praveen Velu – Co-Founder @ Mimetic.ai

March 2017

  • Berlin (Apr 19): wefox & Building a European Category Leader in InsurTech; Discussion Lead: Julian Teicke – Co-Founder & CEO @ wefox
  • China (Apr 25): Investing in Innovation at Global Scale – the 500 Startups Journey; Discussion Lead: Dave McClure – Founding Partner @ 500 Startups
  • India (Apr 12): FreeCharge & Emerging Innovations in E-Commerce and Digital Payments; Discussion Lead: Kunal Shah – Founder & Chairman @ FreeCharge
  • London (Mar 22): what3words & Creating a New Global Addressing Standard; Discussion Lead:   Jack Waley-Cohen – Co-Founder & COO @ what3words
  • New York (Mar 30): Lyft: the Evolution of Ridesharing and the Autonomous Car Future; Discussion Lead: Evan Cohen – East Coast Regional Director @ Lyft
  • Sao Paulo (Mar 23): Creditas: Reinventing Lending for the Digital Age and Global Trends in FinTech; Discussion Leads: Sergio Furio – Founder & CEO @ Creditas, Denis Pedreira – Head of Latin America Investments @ NaspersFounder & CEO @ Creditas
  • Silicon Valley (Apr 4): Slack & Industry Trends in Team Collaboration and Messaging; Discussion Lead: Robby Kwok – Co-Founder & Head of Corporate Operations & Strategy @ Slack
  • Singapore (Mar 20): Netflix: International Growth & Global Trends in Digital Media Consumption; Discussion Lead: Tony Zameczkowski – VP Business Development, Asia @ Netflix

January 2017

  • China (Jan 24): yoli & Next Generation Mobile-Based Education Platforms; Discussion Lead: James LaLonde – Co-Founder & CEO @ yoli
  • India (Jan 31): CreditVidya & Big Data Innovation in Credit Scoring and FinTech; Discussion Lead: Abhishek Agarwal – Co-Founder & CEO @ CreditVidya
  • London (Jan 25): Wileyfox: Launching a New Smartphone & the Future of the Mobile Device Market; Discussion Lead:   Nick Muir – Co-Founder & CEO @ Wileyfox
  • New York (Jan 25): Rocketrip & Using Behavioral Economics to Reduce Corporate Travel Costs; Discussion Lead: Dan Ruch – Founder & CEO @ Rocketrip
  • Silicon Valley (Jan 24): SelfScore: Next Generation Credit Systems and Innovation in FinTech; Discussion Lead: Kalpesh Kapadia – Co-Founder & CEO @ SelfScore
  • Singapore (Jan 23): Mimetic & the Future of Personal Assistant Technology and Artificial Intelligence; Discussion Lead: Praveen Velu – Co-Founder @ Mimetic.ai
  • Tel Aviv (Feb 1): GlobeKeeper & Innovations in Secure Communication Platforms and Cyber Security; Discussion Lead: Dan Peleg – Co-Founder & CEO @ GlobeKeeper
  • Tokyo (Jan 24): Tsumug & Innovations in Smart Lock Technology and Digital Access; Discussion Lead: Eri Makita – Co-Founder & CEO @ Tsumug

November 2016

  • London (Nov 22): Travelex - a Billion-Dollar Business in Digital Transformation; Discussion Lead: Sean Cornwell – Chief Digital Officer @ Travelex
  • Sao Paulo (Nov 23): JusBrasil & Building a Category Leader in Legal Tech; Discussion Lead: Pedro Chiamulera – Founder & CEO @ ClearSale
  • Silicon Valley (Dec 1): Brigade & the Role of Tech Platforms for Driving Civic Engagement; Discussion Lead: Matt Mahan – Co-Founder & CEO @ Brigade
  • Singapore (Nov 28): Developing Singapore's Position as a Global Innovation Hub - Government Strategies & Roadmaps; Discussion Lead: GuanYow Chen – Head @ Singapore Economic Development Board

September 2016

  • New York (Oct 5): Freshly & Emerging Innovations in Food Tech and Healthy Eating; Discussion Lead: Michael Wystrach – Co-Founder & CEO @ Freshly
  • Sao Paulo (Sep 29): JusBrasil & Building a Category Leader in Legal Tech; Discussion Lead: Rafael Costa – Founder @ JusBrasil
  • Silicon Valley (Sep 20): Beyond the IPO: Atlassian & New Approaches to Building Innovative Products and Companies; Discussion Lead: Jay Simons – President @ Atlassian
  • Tel Aviv (Sep 26): Investing in Innovation at Global Scale - the 500 Startups Journey; Discussion Lead: Dave McClure – Founding Partner @ 500 Startups
  • Tokyo (Sep 27): Beyond Pokémon GO - Blippar & the Arrival of Augmented Reality; Discussion Lead: Sean Nichols – Managing Director, Japan @ Blippar

July 2016

  • China (Jul 26): A.I. Nemo & Emerging Applications of Robot Companions; Discussion Lead: Clement Song – Founder & CEO @ A.I. Nemo
  • India (Aug 25): Essential Strategies for Mobile Growth Hacking; Discussion Lead: Deepak Abbot – COO @ Smartapp
  • London (Jul 27): babylon & Next Generation Digital Health Services; Discussion Lead:  Rabin Yaghoubi – Chief Commercial Officer @ babylon
  • Sao Paulo (Jul 28): Beyond the MoIP/Wirecard Acquisition & the Next Phase of Online Payments; Discussion Lead: Igor Senra – Co-Founder & CEO @ MoIP
  • Silicon Valley (Jul 18): Insights from Mary Meeker's 2016 Internet Trends Report; Discussion Lead: Charles Hudson – Managing Partner @ Precursor Ventures
  • Singapore (Jul 25): aCommerce & Next Generation E-Commerce Platforms for SE Asia; Discussion Lead: Paul Srivorakul – Co-Founder & Group CEO @ aCommerce Group
  • Tel Aviv (Jul 11): 3D Printing - a Genuine Revolution or a lot of Hype?; Discussion Lead: Jonathan Seroussi – former GM @ Autodesk Israel
  • Tokyo (Jul 27): Wantedly & the Evolution of Business Social Networking in Japan; Discussion Lead: Akiko Naka – Founder & CEO @ Wantedly

May 2016

  • Berlin (Jun 28): EDITION F & Scaling a Content Business in the Diversity Space; Discussion Lead: Nora-Vanessa Wohlert – Founder @ EDITION F
  • India (Jun 23): The Next Phase of Messaging: Platforms & Bots; Discussion Lead: Beerud Sheth – Co-Founder & CEO @ Gupshup | Teamchat
  • London (May 25): Property Partner & Innovations in Crowdfunding Platforms; Discussion Lead: Dan Gandesha – Founder & CEO @ Property Partner
  • New York (May 11): Latch & Next Generation Digital Access Solutions; Discussion Lead: Luke Shoenfelder – Founder & CEO @ Latch
  • Sao Paulo (May 19): EduK & Building a Category Leader in Education in South America; Discussion Lead: Eduardo Lima – Co-Founder & CEO @ EduK
  • Silicon Valley (May 19): Innovations in Digital Health & Healthcare; Discussion Leads: Eugene Jorov – Co-Founder & CTO @ Angel Sensor, Arvind Rajan – Co-Founder & CEO @ Cricket Health
  • Singapore (May 30): Transforming Marketing Services through Investments in Digital - the WPP Journey; Discussion Lead: Scott Spirit – Chief Digital Officer & Chief Strategy Officer @ WPP

March 2016

  • Berlin (Apr 12): Movinga & Building a Global Category Leader for Moving Services; Discussion Lead: Bastian Knutzen – Founder @ Movinga
  • India (Mar 31): EduKart & Disruptive Innovation in Online Education; Discussion Lead: Ishan Gupta – VP @ Paytm & former CEO @ EduKart
  • London (Mar 22): Property Partner & Innovations in Crowdfunding Platforms; Discussion Lead: Dan Gandesha – Founder & CEO @ Property Partner
  • New York (Mar 16): Ray & Innovations in Home Connected Devices; Discussion Lead: David Skokna – Founder & CEO @ Ray
  • Sao Paulo (Mar 23): Beating the Odds - The Journey of an Unlikely Entrepreneur; Discussion Lead: Marco Gomes – Co-Founder & Mova Mais
  • Silicon Valley (Mar 22): Funding and M&A in Tech - Global Trends Amidst Volatility; Discussion Leads: Oliver Jay – Corporate Development @ Dropbox, Jeff Karras – Managing Director @ SingTel Innov8 Ventures
  • Singapore (Mar 28): Singapore Exchange (SGX) as a Venue for Technology Companies to Access Capital in Asia; Discussion Lead: Mohamed Nasser Ismail – Senior Vice President @ Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX)
  • Tel Aviv (April 19): Virtual & Augmented Reality - Emerging Ecosystems & Applications; Discussion Leads: Nir Daube – Co-Founder & VP Product @ Cimagine Media, Benny Arbel – Co-Founder & CEO @ InceptionVR

January 2016

  • Berlin (Jan 25): Dubsmash & the Future of Mobile Video Communications; Discussion Lead: Roland Grenke – Co-Founder & CEO @ Dubsmash
  • China (Feb 3): Content Products & Businesses for Mobile (Special Event); Discussion Leads: Song Ke - CEO @ Alibaba Music Group, Lei Zhenjian - CEO @ LeTV Sports, Tang Yiqing - CEO @ Orange Entertainment, Kun Kun - CEO @ Linglong Salon, Xu Heli - Editorial Director @ SELF China
  • India (Feb 8): mydala & Building a Category Leader in Online Coupons; Discussion Lead: Anisha Singh – Founder and CEO @ mydala
  • London (Feb 3): Nextdoor & the Challenges of Building Hyperlocal Social Networks; Discussion Lead: Minna King – VP of International @ Nextdoor
  • New York (Jan 27): The Audio Landscape - Evolution & Emerging Opportunities; Discussion Leads: Jorge Espinel – Head of Global Business Development @ Spotify, Paulo Lemgruber – Vice President of International Business Affairs @ Audible (an Amazon Company)
  • Silicon Valley (Feb 3): Monetizing Instagram - Finding Business and Community Value at Scale; Discussion Lead: James Quarles – Global Head of Business & Brand Development @ Instagram
  • Singapore (Feb 1): Investor Outlook 2016; Discussion Lead: David Gowdey – Managing Partner @ Jungle Ventures
  • Tel Aviv (Feb 9): Effective B2B Strategies When Your Clients Are Competing; Discussion Lead: Ran Ben-Yair – Co-Founder & CEO @ ubimo

November 2015

September 2015

  • Berlin (Oct 15): Bonusbox & Unlocking the Power of Multi-Partner Loyalty Networks; Discussion Lead: Paul Gebhardt – Co-Founder & CEO @ BonusBox
  • London (Oct 19): Quadriga & Turnaround Paths to Growth & Exiting in the Midst of Consolidation; Discussion Lead: Roger Taylor – Former CEO @ Quadriga
  • New York (Sep 24): Wibbitz & the Next Stage of Automated Video Creation for Publishers; Discussion Lead: Zohar Dayan – Co-Founder & CEO @ Wibbitz
  • Sao Paulo (Sep 17): Challenges of Growth in International Markets; Discussion Lead: Phillip Klien – Director of Growth @ Twitter
  • Silicon Valley (Sep 29): Seebo & The Rise of the Smart Product Economy; Discussion Lead: Lior Akavia – Co-Founder & CEO @ Seebo
  • Singapore (Oct 5): iflix & Revolutionizing Internet TV for Southeast Asia; Discussion Lead: Mark Britt – Co-Founder & Group CEO @ iflix
  • Tel Aviv (Oct 6): Top 5 Mistakes Made by Founders & CEOs; Discussion Lead: Adam Fisher – Partner @ Bessemer Venture Partners

July 2015

  • London (Jul 22): Pavegen & New Innovations in Cleantech; Discussion Lead: Laurence Kemball-Cook – Founder & CEO @ Pavegen
  • Sao Paulo (Jul 23): Cyber Security for Internet Companies: Liability, Reputation Management & Other Risks; Discussion Lead: Roberto Gallo – Founder & CEO @ KRYPTUS
  • Silicon Valley (Aug 4): Beyond the Twitter/ZipDial Acquisition & Consumer Engagement Models in Emerging Markets; Discussion Lead: Valerie Wagoner – Founder & CEO @ ZipDial
  • Singapore (Aug 3): Wego & Global Trends in Online Travel; Discussion Lead: Ross Veitch – Co-Founder & CEO @ Wego
  • Tokyo (Aug 24): メルカリの今と将来 - Mercari & Next Generation Mobile Marketplaces; Discussion Lead: Kei Nagasawa – CFO @ Mercari

May 2015

  • India (Jun 23): How to Bring Change in a Large Listed Internet Company; Discussion Lead: Hitesh Oberoi – MD & CEO @ Info Edge
  • New York (May 27): Peatix & Global Trends in Mobile Ticketing; Discussion Lead: Taku Harada – Co-Founder & CEO @ Peatix
  • Sao Paulo (May 28): Big Data: Implementation Strategies for Success; Discussion Lead: Guilherme Schvartsman – Founder & CPO @ RevMob
  • Silicon Valley (May 26): The Creator’s Code: The Six Essential Skills of Extraordinary Entrepreneurs; Discussion Lead: Amy Wilkinson – Author of The Creator's Code; Lecturer of Management @ Stanford Graduate School of Business
  • Singapore (Jun 2): To Install and Beyond: Mobile Apps on Twitter; Discussion Lead: Aliza Knox – Managing Director, Online Sales APAC & LATAM @ Twitter
  • Tel Aviv (Jun 11): Essential Strategies for Growth Hacking: A Product Perspective; Discussion Lead: Roy Tertman – Co-Founder & Chief Product Officer @ FitFully

March 2015

  • Berlin (Mar 26): Test, Kill, Succeed: How to Drive New Business Opportunities with Minimal Investment in a Startup; Discussion Lead: Dirk Wischnewski – Managing Director @ Aumago
  • China (Mar 31): Strategies & Takeaways from Operating a Global Internet Company in China; Discussion Lead: Derek Shen – President @ LinkedIn China
  • London (Mar 18): The Second Wave - Taking Over from Founders; Discussion Lead: Claire Davenport – General Manager @ VoucherCodes.co.uk
  • New York (Mar 25): Social Networking Apps & The Metrics That Drive Their Success; Discussion Lead: Teymour Farman-Farmaian – Co-Founder & CEO @ Planzio
  • Sao Paulo (Mar 31): Accelerating Startup Growth Through Strategic Corporate Partnerships; Discussion Lead: Mariano de Beer – President @ Microsoft Brazil
  • Silicon Valley (Mar 24): Startup Funding 2.0: Innovation in Venture Capital; Discussion Leads: Bedy Yang – Managing Director @ 500 Startups, Reshma Sohoni - Co-Founder & Partner @ Seedcamp
  • Singapore (Mar 30): The Evolution of the SE Asian Entrepreneurial & VC Ecosystem; Discussion Lead: Meng Weng Wong - Co-Founder & Social Engineer @ JFDI.Asia
  • Tokyo (Mar 25): Entrepreneurship in Japan: The Next Chapter & Ingredients to Fuel the Revolution; Discussion Lead: Antti Sonninen – COO @ Beatrobo

January 2015

  • Berlin (Jan 26): How to Manage Creative People; Discussion Lead: Peter Skillman – Head of Design (VP) @ HERE (Nokia)
  • India (Feb 26): Angel Investing in India - Taking Stock; Discussion Lead: Anupam Mittal – Founder & CEO @ People Group
  • London (Jan 28): Company Case Study: Houzz & Building a Global Marketplace for Home Improvement; Discussion Lead: Thomas Clayton – VP of International Operations @ Houzz
  • New York (Jan 28): MongoDB and The Power of Next Generation Database Systems; Discussion Lead: Tom Melcher – Chief Marketing Officer @ MongoDB
  • Sao Paulo (Jan 22): Entrepreneurship Education in Brazil; Discussion Lead: Pedro Mello – CEO @ MBA60
  • Silicon Valley (Jan 27): Understanding Bitcoin & Emerging Applications in FinTech; Discussion Lead: Gustavo Guida Reis – Chief Product Officer @ BTCJam
  • Singapore (Jan 19): TradeGecko & Using SaaS to Transform Inventory Management; Discussion Lead: Cameron Priest – CEO @ TradeGecko 
  • Tel Aviv (Jan 26): Angel Investing: Perspectives & Key Learnings from Both Sides of the Table; Discussion Lead: Barak Rabinowitz – CEO @ Win
  • Tokyo (Jan 28): Company Case Study: Square & Innovation in Mobile Payments; Discussion Lead: Hiro Mizuno – Country Manager, Japan @ Square

November 2014

  • Berlin (Dec 16): People & Leadership Development at Google; Discussion Lead: Philipp Justus - MD Germany, Austria & Switzerland @ Google
  • China (Dec 4): Innovation and Opportunity - 2014 Year End Reflection; Discussion Lead: Jeffrey Li - Executive Director @ Tencent
  • India (Nov 26):  Building an Innovation Sandbox in India - Challenges and Opportunities; Discussion Lead: Rishi Khiani – CEO & MD @ Ant Farm
  • London (Nov 19): Data and Decisions - Making Sense of Digital Commerce; Discussion Lead: Michael Ross – Co-Founder & Chief Scientist @ OrderDynamics
  • New York (Nov 20): Company Case Study: Ruby Ribbon & Emerging Trends in Social Commerce; Discussion Lead: Deborah Uri – Co-Founder and VP Marketing & Operations @ Ruby Ribbon
  • Sao Paulo (Nov 27): From Entrepreneur to Executive to Angel to VC; Discussion Lead: Manoel Lemos – Partner @ Redpoint eVentures
  • Silicon Valley (Nov 18): Company Case Study: Pinterest & Unlocking the Potential of Visual Discovery; Discussion Lead: Gene Alston – Head of Business Development @ Pinterest
  • Singapore (Nov 24): Company Case Study: Uber & Market Opportunities in the Sharing Economy: Discussion Lead: Mike Brown – Regional General Manager @ Uber 
  • Tel Aviv (Nov 18): Next Generation Content Creation Platforms & The Future of Entertainment; Discussion Lead: Assaf Harel – Founder & CEO @ Jovie
  • Tokyo (Nov 20): Company Case Study: Building & Managing Talent in Japan for Global Success; Discussion Lead: Kyoko Matsushita – Partner & Managing Director @ Essence

July 2014

  • Beijing (Jul 28): Creating a Culture of Innovation & Key Learnings from Silicon Valley; Discussion Lead: Nayan Patel – Founder & CEO @ H2
  • Berlin (Aug 13): Company Case Study: Vungle & Innovations in App Monetization; Discussion Lead: Colin Behr – VP of Business Development & International
  • India (Aug 25): Building a $100M E-commerce Brand in India - A View from Below the Surface; Discussion Lead: Karan Behal – Founder & CEO @ PrettySecrets
  • London (Jul 23): Company Case Study: Osper & Next Generation Mobile Banking Services; Discussion Lead: Alick Varma - Founder & CEO @ Osper
  • Sao Paulo (Jul 31): Understanding Bitcoin - What is it, How Does it Work, and Why it Matters; Discussion Lead: Flavio Pripas - Founder & CEO @ Bitinvest
  • Silicon Valley (Jul 22): Company Case Study: Freshdesk & Delivering Customer Service in the Age of Social; Discussion Lead: Dilawar Syed - President North America @ Freshdesk
  • Singapore (Jul 21): Online Travel: The Field of Broken Entrepreneurial Dreams; Discussion Lead: Gareth Williams - Co-Founder & CEO @ Skyscanner
  • Tel Aviv (Jul 21): Challenges and Opportunities in the Business to Business Mobile Apps Market; Discussion Lead: Eran Ben Shushan - Co-Founder & CEO @ Bizzabo
  • Tokyo (Jul 29): Company Case Study: Evernote & Japan Market Entry Strategies; Discussion Lead: Ken Inoue - General Manager, Japan @ Evernote 

May 2014 - 4 Year Anniversary

  • Beijing (May 27): Special Chapter Forum / Anniversary & Insights Launch; Partner Case Study: SingTel Innov8; Discussion Lead: William Bao Bean - MD @ SingTel Innov8
  • Berlin (May 21): Special Chapter Forum / Anniversary & Insights Launch; Company Case Study: Satago; Discussion Lead: Steven Renwick - Founder & CEO @ Satago
  • India (May 28): 15 Years of E-Commerce in India: from Times Internet to ibibo; Discussion Lead: Ashish Kashyap – Founder & CEO @ ibibo Group
  • London (May 21): Special Chapter Forum / Anniversary & Insights Launch; Company Case Study: Sayduck; Discussion Lead: Matt Drew - Founder & VP Product @ Sayduck
  • New York (May 22): Special Chapter Forum / Anniversary & Insights Launch; Partner Case Study: Sparkpr; Discussion Lead: Ruth Sarfaty - Managing Director @ Sparkpr
  • Sao Paulo (May 29): 20 Years of Automotive Marketplaces in Brazil: from Webmotors to iCarros; Discussion Lead: Sylvio Barros – Founder & CEO @ iCarros
  • Silicon Valley (May 15): Special Chapter Forum / Anniversary & Insights Launch; Company Case Study: Kalibrr; Discussion Lead: Paul Rivera - Founder @ CEO @ Kalibrr
  • Singapore (May 26): Mobile Video & Sports Content in Emerging Markets: Opportunities & Key Learnings; Discussion Lead: Unmish Parthasarathi – SVP - GM BallBall (Japan, Indonesia & Vietnam) @ News Corp
  • Tel Aviv (May 18): Company Case Study: MyHeritage & Delivering on Core Values to Build a Billion Dollar Company; Discussion Lead: Michael Mallin – Chief Product Officer @ MyHeritage
  • Tokyo (May 28): Special Chapter Forum / Anniversary & Insights Launch 

March 2014

  • Beijing (Mar 25): Emerging Trends in the China Startup Ecosystem; Discussion Lead: William Bao Bean - Founder @ KineticOne, Managing Director @ SingTel Innov8 China 
  • India (Mar 26): Company Case Study: Olacabs & Using Technology to Redefine the Rules and Disrupt an Entrenched Industry; Discussion Lead: Bhavish Aggarwal – Co-Founder & CEO @ Olacabs
  • London (Mar 19): How to Manage Creative People; Discussion Lead: Peter Skillman – Head of Design @ HERE
  • New York (Mar 20): The Role of Digital Media in Creating the Sports Fan of the Future; Discussion Lead: Chris Schlosser – VP, MLS Digital @ Major League Soccer
  • Sao Paulo (Mar 26): Mobile Landscape & Trends in Brazil; Discussion Lead: Fabricio Bloisi – CEO @ Movile
  • Silicon Valley (Mar 18): Company Case Study: Vuclip & Mobile Video Trends in Mobile First Markets; Discussion Lead: Nickhil Jakatdar – Co-Founder & CEO @ Vuclip
  • Singapore (Mar 24): Emerging Trends in Cloud Computing; Discussion Lead: Damian Crotty – President & CEO @ CloudFX
  • Tel Aviv (Mar 24): Strategies for Effectively Hiring & Running Teams in Functions Outside Your Expertise; Discussion Lead: Tamar Yaniv – Co-Founder & CEO @ Preen.me
  • Tokyo (Mar 19): Emerging Trends in Gamification; Discussion Lead: Koji Fukada – Founder & President @ Yumemi

January 2014

  • Beijing (Jan 14): Developing in China for China; Discussion Lead: Norbert Chang – CEO @ Lekan
  • Berlin (Jan 29): Emerging Communications Strategies & Considerations for Startups; Discussion Lead: Kirsten Maynard – H2 Partner Lead & Director @ Sparkpr (special guest speaker) 
  • India (Jan 29): Company Case Study: Nazara & Global Trends in Mobile Gaming; Discussion Lead: Nitish Mittersain – Founder & CEO @ Nazara
  • London (Jan 23): Strategies for Driving & Surviving an Acquisition; Discussion Lead: Jason Keane – President @ Saffron Digital
  • New York (Jan 30): Successfully Navigating the Transition from Corporate to Entrepreneur; Discussion Lead: Nora Abousteit – Founder @ Kollabora
  • Sao Paulo (Jan 30): Emerging Trends & Applications in Big Data; Discussion Lead: Frederico Hohagen – Co-Founder & Commercial Director @ MapLink
  • Silicon Valley (Jan 28): Driving Strategic Value & Accelerating Growth through Partnerships; Discussion Lead: Karen Appleton – SVP Global Alliances @ Box
  • Singapore (Jan 20): The Maturing Southeast Asia Startup Ecosystem - Lessons from the Ground; Discussion Lead: Vinnie Lauria – Managing Partner @ Golden Gate Ventures
  • Tel Aviv (Jan 27): Hiring & Building Hacker Teams for Lean Innovation; Discussion Lead: Raphael Ouzan – Founder, CTO & Head of Product @ BillGuard
  • Tokyo (Jan 29): Company Case Study: istyle & the Beauty Vertical Opportunity in Asia; Discussion Lead: Kei Sugawara – Chief Financial Officer @ istyle

November 2013

  • Beijing (Nov 26): Fundraising Across Borders: Strategies & Considerations for Startup Leaders; Discussion Lead: Bertrand Schmitt – CEO & Chairman @ App Annie
  • Berlin (Nov 27): Strategies for Managing Organizational Scaling & Health During Growth Cycles; Discussion Lead: Marc Strigel – COO @ SoundCloud
  • India (Nov 20): Mobile in India: Trends & Implications from VAS to Data; Discussion Lead: Beerud Sheth – Co-Founder & CEO @ GupShup
  • London (Nov 20): Raw Innovation: Models for Incubating Your Vision One Day at a Time... Will the Final Chapter Take Care of Itself?; Discussion Lead: Liz Rice – Co-Founder @ Tank Top TV (part of Telefonica's WAYRA incubator)
  • New York (Nov 19): Spotify, Hulu & Emerging Trends in Online Entertainment; Discussion Lead: Jorge Espinel – Head of Global Business Development @ Spotify
  • Sao Paulo (Nov 27): Company Case Study: Locaweb & Emerging Trends in Web Hosting in the Age of Cloud Computing; Discussion Lead: Flavio Jansen – CEO @ Locaweb
  • Silicon Valley (Nov 18): Company Case Study: Udemy & Disruptive Innovation in Online Education; Discussion Lead: Dennis Yang – President & COO @ Udemy
  • Singapore (Nov 18): Company Case Study: RedMart & the E-Commerce Landscape in Southeast Asia; Discussion Lead: Roger Egan – Co-Founder & CEO @ RedMart
  • Tel Aviv (Nov 24): Company Case Study: Adotomi & Building Trusted, Open Relationships on the Path to Acquisition; Discussion Lead: Joe McCormack – Founder & CEO @ Adquant
  • Tokyo (Nov 27): Company Case Study: Rovio & Global Trends in Mobile Gaming and Entertainment; Discussion Lead: Antti Sonninen – Country Director, Japan @ Rovio

September 2013

  • Beijing (Sep 24): Company Case Study: CMUNE & Building a Global Company from China; Discussion Lead: Ludovic Bodin – Co-Founder & CEO @ CMUNE
  • Berlin (Oct 31): Emerging Trends in Mobile Advertising; Discussion Lead: Dirk Freytag – CEO @ YOC
  • India (Sep 24): The Realities of Building & Running Startups in India vs. Silicon Valley: Perspectives from an American Entrepreneur in India; Discussion Lead: Valerie Wagoner – Founder & CEO @ ZipDial
  • London (Sep 26): Selling without Sex - How to Succeed in the Youth Mobile Apps Market; Discussion Lead: Celia Francis – CEO @ WeeWorld
  • New York (Sep 26): Company Case Study: Etsy & Building Online Marketplaces on a Global Scale; Discussion Lead: Kruti Patel Goyal – VP, International @ Etsy
  • Sao Paulo (Sep 25): The Evolution & Future of Online & Mobile Payments; Discussion Lead: Mario Mello – Head of Latin America @ PayPal
  • Silicon Valley (Sep 24): Organic vs. Inorganic Expansion & Build, Buy, and Partner Considerations; Discussion Lead: Emilie Choi – Senior Director, Corporate Development @ LinkedIn
  • Singapore (Sep 16): Company Case Study: Jana & Connecting Global Brands with the Next Billion Through Mobile; Discussion Lead: Nathan Eagle – Co-Founder & CEO @ Jana
  • Tel Aviv (Sep 16): The Role of Talent in Building World Class Companies & Keys to Managing High Performance Teams; Discussion Lead: Barak Rabinowitz - CEO @ Win
  • Tokyo (Sep 24): Simple Ways to Localize and Go Global; Discussion Lead: Rob Laing – Co-Founder & CEO @ Gengo

July 2013

  • Beijing (Jul 23): Insights from the CASEE Acquisition & A Practical Guide to M&A in China; Discussion Lead: Ye Xin – Founder @ CEO @ Casee; former CTO @ Sohu
  • Berlin (Jul 24): Company Case Study: Fab & Emerging Trends in Ecommerce; Discussion Lead: Roman Kirsch – Senior Vice President Marketing & Communications @ Fab
  • India (Aug 7): Insights into Social Media Usage & Trends in India; Discussion Lead: Kirthiga Reddy – Director of Online Operations and Head of Office India @ Facebook
  • London (Jul 24): Selling Technology to SMEs & Lessons Learned; Discussion Lead: Rob Swerling – COO @ Livebookings
  • New York (Jul 25): Company Case Study: Squarespace & Building High Performance Company Cultures; Discussion Lead: Jesse Hertzberg – COO @ Squarespace
  • Sao Paulo (Jul 24): Company Case Study: HelpSaude & The Impact of Digital on the Healthcare Sector; Discussion Lead: Gustavo Guida Reis – Founder @ CEO @ HelpSaude
  • Silicon Valley (Jul 23): From Mobile First to Mobile Only: Designing for the Next Billion Online Users; Discussion Lead: Simon Davies – Founder & CEO @ Yakatak; Co-Founder & Director @ Snaptu
  • Singapore (Jul 15): Emerging Trends in Content Discovery and Distribution; Discussion Lead: Anthony Hearne – Regional Manager, SE Asia @ Outbrain
  • Tokyo (Jul 30): Disruptive Innovation in Online Music; Discussion Lead: Hannes Graah – Director of Spotify Japan

May 2013 - 3 Year Anniversary

  • Beijing (May 28): Challenges and Opportunities in Building an Ecommerce Category Leader in China; Discussion Lead: Lu Dong – Founder & CEO @ La Miu
  • Berlin (May 22): Company Case Study: Project A & the Evolving Incubator/VC Landscape in Berlin; Discussion Lead: Florian Heinemann – Co-Founder & Managing Director @ Project A
  • India (May 22): The Evolution & Future of Online Classifieds and its Role in Multi-Category e-Commerce; Discussion Lead: Pranay Chulet – Founder & CEO @ Quikr
  • London (May 22): Beyond the Snaptu/Facebook Acquisition & the Developing Social Mobile Landscape in Emerging Markets; Discussion Lead: Simon Davies – Founder & CEO @ Yakatak; Co-Founder & Director @ Snaptu
  • New York (May 21): Decision Making: Instrumenting Products and Organizations to Make Smart(er) Decisions; Discussion Lead: Hilary Mason – Chief Scientist @ bitly
  • Sao Paulo (May 22): Company Case Study: Fashion.me & Strategies and Considerations for US Market Expansion; Discussion Lead: Flavio Pripas – Founder @ Fashion.me
  • Silicon Valley (May 21): The Role & Impact of Platforms in Major Technology Market Shifts; Discussion Lead: Mike McBride – Vice President, Platform @ Lookout; former Vice President, Platform @ DeNA
  • Singapore (May 20): The Evolving Advertising Technology Landscape & Changing Role of Agencies; Discussion Leads: Jason Kuperman – Vice President, Omnicom Digital, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East and Africa @ Omnicom Group & Patrick Rona – President, Asia Pacific @ Tribal DDB Worldwide
  • Tokyo (May 29): Emerging Trends in Online Travel; Discussion Lead: Ken Mishima – General Manager of Expedia North Asia and RD at AirAsia Expedia Japan KK

March 2013

  • Beijing (April 16): Company Case Study: Bubble Motion & Trends in Mobile Social Messaging Across the Rest of Asia; Discussion Lead: Thomas Clayton – CEO & President @ Bubble Motion, Co-Chair @ H2 Singapore
  • Berlin (March 20): Company Case Study: Wer liefert was? & the B2B Supplier Search Opportunity; Discussion Lead: Peter Schmid – CEO @ Wer liefert was?; former CEO @ PARSHIP,  Vice President @ eBay Classifieds
  • India (April 16): The Future of Urban Mobility & Opportunities to Disrupt the Automotive Industry; Discussion Lead: Mohit Dubey – Co-Founder & CEO @ CarWale.com
  • London (March 20): The Evolution of Data Driven Advertising Technology or Everything You Wanted to Know About the Luma Landscape (But Were Afraid to Ask); Discussion Lead: Gianluca Carrera – VP International & MD Europe @ PubMatic
  • New York (March 21): The Evolution & Future of Online Video; Discussion Lead: Tim Shey – Director, YouTube Next Lab @ Google; Co-Founder & President @ Next New Networks
  • Sao Paulo (March 21): Emerging Trends in Digital Marketing; Discussion Lead: Roberto Eckersdorff – President & CEO @ Aunica
  • Silicon Valley (March 27): The Emerging Role of Context-Driven User Experience in a Cross-Platform World; Joseph O’Sullivan – Design Director, Design Innovation Group @ Intuit
  • Singapore (March 19): Company Case Study: McDonald’s & The Integration of Digital into Retail; Discussion Lead: Andrew Knott - Vice President, Media & Digital @ McDonald’s Corporation; former Chief Digital Office, Asia Pacific @ Euro RSCG
  • Tokyo (April 17): The Evolution & Future of Online & Mobile Payments; Discussion Lead: Jonathan Epstein – Country Manager @ PayPal Japan

January 2013

  • Beijing (January 29): Company Case Study: LightInTheBox & Global Trends in E-Commerce; Discussion Lead: Alan Guo - Founder & CEO @ LightInTheBox; former Chief Strategist @ Google China
  • Berlin (January 31): Company Case Study: Twitter & Building Market Success in Germany; Discussion Lead: Rowan Barnett - Market Director Germany @ Twitter
  • India (January 23): The Fast Changing Digital Advertising Ecosystem; Discussion Lead: Prashant Mehta - CEO @ Komli Media; former VP and Head of Advertiser & Partner Group, Emerging Markets @ Yahoo!
  • London (January 30): Company Case Study: LinkedIn & EMEA Expansion; Discussion Lead: Ariel Eckstein – Managing Director EMEA @ LinkedIn
  • New York (January 29): When Governments Meet Innovators – Tragedy, Comedy, Drama, or Love Story?; Discussion Lead: Andrew McLaughlin - Entrepreneur In Residence @ betaworks; former VP @ Tumblr, Deputy CTO of the United States, and Director of Global Public Policy @ Google
  • Sao Paulo (January 31): Company Case Study: Digipix & Learnings from Brazil’s Largest Digital Printing Operation; Discussion Lead: Marco Perlman – Founder & CEO @ Digipix
  • Silicon Valley (January 31): Growth, Engagement & Virality Cycles: Developing Successful Consumer Products; Discussion Lead: Othman Laraki - Entrepreneur; former VP of Growth & International @ Twitter, Founder @ Mixer Labs
  • Singapore (January 21): Lessons on Developing Technology Platforms for Asia Markets; Discussion Lead: Robbie Hills – Head of Media Technology Solution (China, India, and South East Asia) @ Google
  • Tokyo (January 23): Company Case Study: Peatix & Building a Global Ticketing and Events Service from Japan; Discussion Lead: Taku Harada – Co-Founder & CEO @ Peatix

November 2012

  • Silicon Valley (November 29): Company Case Study: Dropbox & Global Trends in Cloud Storage; Discussion Lead: Ramsey Homsany - General Counsel @ Dropbox; former VP & Deputy General Counsel @ Google
  • Beijing (November 27): Social Media Trends in China; Discussion Lead: Alan Du - VP of Corporate Development @ Renren; former Co-Founder & CEO @ Z Entertainment Network
  • Berlin (November 29): Regional Market Entry Strategies & Considerations - Satellites vs. Central HQ, Country vs. Functional Responsibilities; Discussion Lead: Gerrit Mueller - President Europe @ Justfab; former CEO, COO & GM International @ MyHammer
  • India (November 27): Company Case Study: One97 & Emerging Trends in Payment Services; Discussion Lead: Vijay Shekhar Sharma - Founder & CEO @ One97
  • London (November 28): Company Case Study: InMobi & Global Trends in Mobile Advertising; Discussion Lead: Rob Jonas - VP & MD, EMEA and Global Business Operations @ InMobi
  • Sao Paulo (November 28): Company Case Studies: RevMob and Abril Media & Mobile Sector Opportunities in Brazil; Discussion Leads: Guilherme Schvartsman - Founder & CEO @ RevMob, Manoel Lemos - Chief Digital Officer @ Abril Media
  • Singapore (November 19): Emerging Trends in Social Entrepreneurship; Discussion Leads: Daryl Arnold - Co-Founder & CEO @ Newton Circus, Grace Sai - Co-Founder @ The Hub Singapore
  • Tokyo (November 21): Company Case Study: Metaps & Global Trends in Mobile Monetization; Discussion Lead Katsuaki Sato - Founder & CEO @ Metaps

September 2012

  • Silicon Valley (September 27): Strategies & Considerations for Expansion into Asia w/ Company Case Study: reQall; Discussion Lead: Dr. Kuo-Yi Lim - CEO @ Infocomm Investments
  • Berlin (September 24): Company Case Study: betterplace & International Expansion Key Learnings; Discussion Lead: Till Behnke - Founder & CEO @ betterplace
  • India (September 27): Crowdsourcing the India Digital Landscape – The Insiders' Views; Discussion Lead: Mahesh Murthy - Founder & Pinstorm, Co-Founder @ Seedfund
  • London (September 25): Strategies & Considerations for Expansion into Asia w/ Company Case Study: Skyscanner; Discussion Lead: Dr. Kuo-Yi Lim - CEO @ Infocomm Investments
  • Sao Paulo (September 20): Company Case Studies: Baby.com and MoIP & E-Commerce Opportunities in Brazil; Discussion Leads: In Hsieh - Co-Founder & COO @ Baby.com, Igor Senra Magalhaes - Co-Founder @ MoIP
  • Singapore (September 19): Singapore Government Entities & Ecosystem Building Programs w/ Company Case Study: Lakshya Digital; Discussion Lead: Dr. Kuo-Yi Lim - CEO @ Infocomm Investments
  • Tokyo (September 20): Strategies & Considerations for Japan Market Entry; Discussion Lead: Catherine Porter - Acting Japan Country Manager @ LinkedIn

July 2012

  • Silicon Valley (July 23): Emerging Trends in Monetization; Discussion Lead: Gokul Rajaram - Product Director of Ads @ Facebook; Former Product Director of AdSense @ Google, Founder & CEO @ Chai Labs
  • Berlin (July 27): Company Case Studies: Kayak, Skype and Spotify & Lessons on Building Global Successes; Discussion Lead: Faisal Galaria - Former VP & Global Head of Corporate & Business Development @ Spotify, Managing Director of International @ Kayak
  • India (July 25): Catalysing Startup Talent Ecosystems - Key Learnings from Asia for India; Discussion Lead: Thomas Clayton - Co-Chair @ H2 Singapore, CEO & President @ Bubble Motion; Former GM Worldwide Telecom Business @ BEA Systems (Oracle)
  • London (July 25): Company Case Study - foursquare & the Evolution and Future of LBS; Discussion Lead: Omid Ashtari - Business Development Director @ foursquare; Former New Business Development Manager and Search Properties Lead EMEA @ Google
  • Sao Paulo (July 26): Company Case Studies - Buscape and Ci&T & International Expansion of Brazilian Technology Companies; Discussion Leads: Rodrigo Borges - Co-Founder & VP of Product and R&D @ Buscape, Cesar Gon - Founder & CEO @ Ci&T
  • Singapore (July 23): Company Case Study - Living Social & Global Trends in Group Buying & E-Commerce; Discussion Lead: Varsha Rao - VP, Asia @ Living Social; Former CEO @ SingTel Digital Media
  • Tokyo (July 19): Company Case Study - Twitter & Building Market Success in Japan; Discussion Lead: James Kondo - Japan Country Manager @ Twitter

May 2012 – 2 Year Anniversary (partners: Accel Partners, 500 Startups, Seedcamp)

  • Silicon Valley (May 30): Mentoring Sessions + Main Event: Company Case Study - MoPub, Discussion Lead: Jim Payne - Founder & CEO @ MoPub; Sector Discussion - Mobile, Discussion Lead: Rich Wong - Partner @ Accel; Partners: Accel Partners, 500 Startups
  • Beijing (May 23): Next Generation Ad Exchanges; Discussion Lead: Reza Behnam - Founder & CEO @ adz, H2 Singapore Co-Chair
  • Berlin (May 14): Perspectives on Managing Growth; Discussion Leads: Jens Begemann - Founder & CEO @ Wooga, Arne Bleckwenn - Founder & CEO @ Wimdu
  • London (May 16): Mentoring Sessions + Main Event: Company Case Study - GoCardless, Tom Blomfield, Matt Robinson, and Hiroki Takeuchi - Co-Founders @ GoCardless; Sector Discussion - Mobile, Discussion Leads: Max Niederhofer and Adam Valkin @ Accel; Partners: Accel Partners, Seedcamp
  • Sao Paulo (May 17): Company Case Study - foursquare; Discussion Lead: Holger Luedorf - VP & Head of Business Development @ foursquare
  • Singapore (May 28): Payments in Emerging Markets; Discussion Leads: Ganesh Bangah - Co-Founder & CEO @ MOL Global, Craig White - President of Global Operations @ MOL Global
  • Tokyo (May 16): Mobile Sector Trends; Discussion Lead: Jeff Merkel - Director of Mobile @ Google, Founder & Director @ H2; Former VP APAC & LATAM @ AdMob

March 2012

January 2012

  • Silicon Valley: Data's Defining Role in Web 3.0 - DJ Patil
  • London: Daily Deals - Fatally Flawed or Marketing Revolution? - Glen Drury
  • Singapore: Leveraging Paid, Owned, and Earned Media on the Social Web - Ken Mandel

November 2011

September 2011

  • Silicon Valley: M&A Led International Growth Strategies – Tanguy Peers
  • London: “Corporate” vs. “The Field” – Joe Cohen
  • Singapore: Angel’s Gate Case Study – Ash Singh, mig33 Case Study – Steven Goh

May 2011 – 1 Year Anniversary (partners: Greylock, Index & Neoteny Ventures)

March 2011

January 2011

October 2010

July 2010

  • Silicon Valley: Central vs. Regional, Hiring Local Talent
  • London: Central vs. Regional, Hiring Local Talent
  • Singapore: Central vs. Regional, Hiring Local Talent

May 2010 – Launch

  • Silicon Valley: Product Localization, Market Prioritization
  • London: Challenges in International Expansion
  • Singapore: Digital Trends in Asia