Coach Edwin Soriano
Author, Trainer, Life Coach
Chief Connector And Mission Controller
The Just League
25 years in the marketing communications industry saw Peachy assume a multitude of roles, beginning her career as a copywriter to become a multi-disciplinary, multi-awarded local, regional and global creative director. Proving whole brain thinking exists, she assumed the role of an integrated cross-discipline strategist. She then acquired business management skills while leading the largest agency discipline as Managing Director for Advertising, eventually retiring as Ogilvy & Mather Philippines’ Chief Executive Officer.
She went on a sabbatical and decided to follow not her heart, but her heartbreak, and shifted her focus from increasing brands’ market share and company margins to investing time and talent in the Philippines’ human capital.
Peachy stood as Executive Director of the twenty five year old Virlaine Foundation tasked to deliver on the transformation objectives that pave the way for the child care agency’s sustainable next twenty five years. She also was a Senior Industry Fellow for the Multimedia Program of the School of Design and Arts at the De La Salle University College of St. Benilde.
An artist’s wife and mother of three, Peachy obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines. She is on her 7th year as Senior Lecturer teaching Visual-Verbal Communications at UPCFA.
Peachy is currently writing her thesis to complete her a MA in Digital Management at Hyper Island Singapore.
She provides consult for government institutions, private companies and social enterprises and has founded a 4th sector Talent Lending Bank called The Just League (TJL) to contribute to authentic inclusive growth.
Peachy and her husband Bernie are members of the Land Rover Emergency Reaction Team, mobilising and transporting goods and services to calamity-stricken and economically challenged communities around the Philippines.
Erika Fille T. Legara
Academic Program Director, Master Of Science In Data Science
Asian Institute Of Management
Professor Erika Legara heads AIM’s new Master of Science in Data Science, which is the first program of its kind in the country. Prior to that, she spent 5 years of working as a Scientist for A*Star Singapore’s Institute of High Performance Computing, where she focused on research on urban systems, supply chain, and logistics.
Her research interests include Complex Systems Modeling and Optimization, BIg Data Analytics and Visualization, Computational Social Science, and Urban Complexity Research.
In 2016, she was named Country Prize Winner for Singapore, for the United Nations Global Pulse’s The Big IDEAS Competition for Sustainable Cities and Urban Communities.
Professor Legara received her PhD in Physics from the National Institute of Physics at the University of the Philippines and graduated valedictorian, and was awarded the College of Science Most Outstanding Graduate.
Co-Founder And Chief Community Officer
Satoshi Citadel Industries
Miguel is the co-founder and chief community officer of Satoshi Citadel Industries (SCI), a financial technology company that pioneered the development of blockchain technology services in the Philippines in 2014, and whose goal is to build the Blockchain ecosystem in the Philippines.
SCI continues to adapt its technology to bring financial inclusion in the country. It has developed solutions for remittance, payment processing, investments, and mobile money.
Chief Executive Officer
Aside from being the Founder and CEO of HeyKuya, Machine's first venture in the Philippines that was sold just 6 months after its launch, Shahab was among founding team of 3 companies prior to that. After starting his first company by the age of 13 that was able to change the way music is distributed in his home country, by 16 he moved into sports and media by being part of the team that started Tarafdari, Iran's Biggest Independent Sports News Agency with more than a million visitors monthly. After graduating and getting his degree in Business Administration, he later on joined Rocket Internet and launched their carpooling platform, Tripda in the Philippines.
Cara G. Fernandez
Fr. Jaime C. Bulatao, SJ Center For Psychology Services
Dr. Reinabelle "Reina" Reyes
Astrophycist And Data Scientist
Lecturer - Department Of Physics And Department Of Information Systems And Computer Science, Ateneo De Manila University
Dr. Reina Reyes is an astrophysicist, known in academic circles for her study that “proved Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity right.” This was during her Ph.D in Astrophysics at Princeton University, just when she was 26 years old.
At Princeton, she worked with notable astrophycists such as Michael Strauss and James Gunn, who advised her graduate thesis. On her first year at the university, she received the Chambliss Astronomy Achievement Student Award from the American Astronomical Society.
She earned her Master’s Degree in High Energy Physics at the Abdus Salam International Center for Theoretical Physics in Italy, and before that, graduated summa cum laude in B.S. Physics at the Ateneo de Manila University.
Apart from being a full-time lecturer at the Ateneo de Manila University, she is also pursuing her other passion, which is data science. She currently serves as a data scientist / consultant for several private companies, and runs the website pinoyscientist.com
Charlie has a degree in Marketing from Edinburgh University and gained experience in fashion and retail working with retailers such as Topshop and Harrods.
She developed an in-depth understanding of trend forecasting during her time at Stylesight and has spent the last 3 years advising WGSN clients such as Tesco, Arcadia and ASOS.
Charlie demonstrates the power of WGSN by inspiring clients and helping to translate forecasted trends into confirmation for product development and buying decisions.
Nicco De Jesus
Business Director - Media And Analytics