Deborah Weinswig is the Executive Director and Head of Global Retail & Technology for the Fung Business Intelligence Centre. An award-winning global retail analyst and a specialist in retail innovation and technology, Deborah has been tasked with building the Centre’s research capabilities and providing insights into the disruptive technologies reshaping today’s global retail landscape. Her in-depth knowledge and understanding of global retail and emerging technology trends were fostered through her previous experience, which included serving as Head of the Global Staples & Consumer Discretionary Team at Citi Research, where she worked for nearly 12 years.
Ms Weinswig consistently ranked among the top analysts in her field by publications such as Institutional Investor (#1 for nine years), StarMine and Business Insider (in 2012, she was named one of Wall Street’s top analysts). In 2012, she also received the Researcher Award for Outstanding Service by the International Council of Shopping Centers. She also earned the recognition as one of the top 36 analysts on Wall Street in 2012. She was frequently quoted in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Barron’s and was a regular guest on CNBC. Before her time at Citi, she held senior research positions at Bear Stearns and Morgan Stanley.
Ms Weinswig is an advocate for innovation, creativity and the implementation of efficient technologies in the retail sector. She has helped US startups develop and implement retail technology systems and strategies, some of which have been adopted by top-tier, national retailers.
Ms Weinswig also serves as a mentor to Silicon Valley accelerators including Alchemist Accelerator and Plug & Play, and sits on the advisory boards of several early-stage companies in both the US and Hong Kong. She is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the University of Chicago. She is also on the Boards of many philanthropic organizations including Dignity of Wear.
Mike has spent over 20 years in Global Business Management with Philips Consumer Electronics (1986-2006) with mobile infotainment sales from 200 million USD to 2 billion USD. He has also served as COO WorldTop Group; CEO at Traxon Technologies (Osram, Siemens).
Mastroyiannis’ experience and knowledge base extends to managing global businesses, start-up companies, product strategy and planning, fast product and business creation processes, outsourcing, and restructuring. He has a keen understanding of building and growing global and multicultural businesses, and skillfully manages resources in several countries, having directed start-up and growing businesses in both EU and Asia Pacific.
After graduating from Sup de Luxe in 1997, Nicolas Brindjonc was successively IT assistant with Cartier, Area manager for Russia & Baltic States with Cartier International, Strategy manager with Richemont UK, Ltd., Competition Intelligence Director with Richemont International, SA. Today, he is Marketing Director for Richemont Asia.
Viviana has wide experience managing analytical and modelling teams, in multicultural and cross functional environments. Previous to HSBC, She worked in risk management, including Stress Testing and capital management with Barclays Bank Plc and Nationwide Building Society in the UK and Continental Europe; as well as in Product Structuring in South America with Commodities & Banca de Inversion.
Viviana graduated as an Industrial Engineer from University of Los Andes [Colombia] and received a Master of Science in Global Finance from New York University Stern and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Anthony is a global executive with a 16-year experience in the Media industry who held various roles across content verticals (entertainment, music, sports and news) and regions (Europe and Asia Pacific). He is currently based in Singapore where he heads up the International operations of Victorious, a Kleiner Perkins-backed company.
Previously, he led YouTube Music for the Asia Pacific region. His role was to manage deals negotiation and relationships with music labels, publishers, festivals, concert promoters, collection societies and artists.
Before moving to Asia, he was based in Europe, where he was leading YouTube’s content partnerships efforts in France, Germany, and Central and Eastern Europe as well as pan-European Sports and Entertainment partnerships. Prior to Google, Anthony worked for traditional media companies in Europe, such as Time Warner and Lagardere, as Sales and Business Development Manager.
He earned his MBA at Kellogg School of Management and HKUST, and his Master’s degree at ESSEC Paris
Damon specialises in display technology for the Beauty industry. He was one of 3 partners who founded Imagine POS Ltd. in 2001 in Hong Kong where he is based. With operational offices in China and UK, and commercial offices in Paris, Sydney, Tokyo and New York, Imagine POS was one of the first European display companies to set up in Asia to create, develop, and manufacture many types of temporary, semi-permanent and permanent display materials including interactive and digital solutions. The business was acquired by LF Beauty at Li & Fung in 2008, and Damon continued to act as CEO until April 2017.
He left to go back to being an entrepreneur, and started Preferred Display Asia Limited (PDA) in association with Preferred Display Inc. (PDI) in USA. The company also specialises in complex point of sale display solutions for Beauty and Cosmetics brands and retailers.
Prior to moving to Hong Kong in 1999, Damon held various roles in Supply Chain Management at L’Oreal and Unilever in UK and France. He has a master’s degree from the University of Warwick UK, and was also one of the founder members of POPAI Greater China. Now called SHOP!, this is a global organisation that brings brands, retailers, manufacturers, design companies and advertising agencies together to promote best practices and share knowledge in the retail industry.