Tech’s A Wrap! Highest Global Presence Yet At This Years Techsauce Global Summit
June 23, 2018 Southeast Asia - Over 10,000 attendees, 200 speakers, 200 investors and 100 volunteers from across 30+ countries were involved in the third edition of Techsauce Global Summit. This years’ event wrapped up being the biggest yet attracting a high level of female participation.
Techsauce Global Summit took place at Centara Grand, Central World, Bangkok on Thursday the 22nd and Friday the 23rd of June. Speaking about the event, Techsauce Co-founder Oranuch Lerdsuwankij said:
“This year’s event was amazing it featured speakers that Techsauce has never seen before. Attendees have doubled, we have more International speakers from larger companies and the audience is increasingly corporate in nature. People want to know about the latest developments in tech and how it affects their business model. This was also the first year we discussed food, agriculture and healthcare and we also dedicated two stages to blockchain and energy.”
Over the two days 200 speakers spoke about emerging tech trends across Southeast Asia and over 1,000 business networking meetings took place as part of Techsauce Global Summit's business matching format.
This year’s female attendee ratio was high with a near parity ratio of 55:45 male to female attendees. Female speakers also made up 40% of onstage content demonstrating the growing influence women are having at senior level in the technology sector across Southeast Asia. According to a recent report from The World Economic Forum, women currently make up 30% of leadership positions across the region.
Speaking about the importance of continuing to tackle the issue of diversity in the sector Techsauce Global Summit, Co-founder Oranuch Lerdsuwankij said:
“Diversity is necessary for any industry, particularly the tech industry. I would like to call on more females across Southeast Asia to get involved in what is a rapidly evolving industry with plenty of opportunity. Women wanting to progress a career in tech need to believe in themselves more and realise they can do just as good a job if not better than men, particularly when it comes to becoming leaders of tech companies and organisations. This years’ 55:45 split shows more females across the world are getting involved in the tech industry and I hope we achieve an equal ratio for Techsauce 2019.”
Some of the key speakers this year included:
Joseph Lubin, Founder of Ethereum
Grace Yun Xia, Principal Jungle Ventures
Robbie Antonio, CEO Revolution Pre-crafted
Maneerut Anulomsombut, CEO of Thailand, Sea
Southeast Asia is a rapidly growing tech epicentre for business leaders, startups, major corporations and investors. Attendees gained a unique insight into business technologies, availed of a host of informations sessions and endless networking opportunities.
Digital manufacturing, BioTech, EnergyTech, EdTech and DeepTech were some of the key areas covered in this year’s futuristic event.