MAX Virtual Executive Event

                 Asia Pacific

On-Demand webinar / 60 mins / free of charge


The MAX Asia Pacific Executive Program is a specially curated one-hour program for our executive community.

Join Mike Walsh, a futurist for leaders, as he provides optimistic and practical insights for leaders to reimagine their role in a time of change and to answer the question: “Where do we go from here?”. Hear from some of the most innovative leaders in the region, as they share their experiences and perspectives on rising to the challenges of the past two years, adapting to new ways of working, and creatively driving innovation and growth within the business.

If you missed parts of the event or would like to rewatch the session, the recording is available here until 30 November 2021.

MAX provides extensive business content, product training, and best practices from leading brands and agencies. Be sure to check out the MAX keynote and other recommended business breakout sessions available on-demand here

Featured Speakers

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Simon Tate
President, Asia Pacific

Simon is a 20-year IT veteran with rich experience across a variety of business development and leadership roles in Asia Pacific. He has served on a number of advisory boards with technology companies in early stage funding, and holds copyright over the Professional 6© Risk Management Methodology, now used by an estimated 5,000+ B2B sales people globally.

Simon was born in Australia, grew up in South Africa and Zimbabwe, before completing his tertiary studies back in Australia - graduating in Engineering from the University of Technology Sydney. He has recently returned from Singapore and now lives in Sydney with his wife and two children.

Before joining Adobe, Simon worked with companies such as NetComm, Gateway Computers, Hummingbird/Opentext, Dell EMC, SAP, and Salesforce. The three values Simon has firmly anchored himself to through his career are: Fun, Family and Freedom.

He considers himself a Rugby ‘tragic’, a motorsport aficionado, and loves a day out boating with friends and family.

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Ashley Still
Senior Vice President, Digital Media – Marketing, Strategy & Global Partnerships

As Senior Vice President, Digital Media Marketing, Strategy & Global Partnerships, Ashley Still leads product marketing and business development for Adobe’s flagship Creative Cloud and Document Cloud offerings. This includes iconic software brands such as Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign and Acrobat.

Her expanded remit now includes Adobe’s strategic partnership work with technology companies globally, including Apple, Microsoft and Google; and driving Adobe’s fast-growing mobile app business. Her team is also responsible for the demand generation marketing campaigns that makes Adobe the market-leader, across creative and document productivity segments.

Previously she was Vice President and General Manager, Adobe Creative Cloud for Enterprise. Here her team delivered an integrated content creation, collaboration and publishing solution that securely enables brands to create exceptional design and content.

Prior to this, Ashley was Senior Director of Product & Marketing for Adobe Primetime, an Internet television platform used by Comcast, Turner, NBC Sports and other global media companies to deliver TV content and dynamic advertising to any Internet device. Under Ashley’s leadership, Adobe Primetime won an Emmy Award for the Adobe Pass TV-Everywhere service.

Ashley joined Adobe in 2004 following her internship with the company and held several product management positions for Adobe Photoshop. Still earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Yale University and her Masters degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business.

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Mike Walsh
CEO of Tomorrow, author of The Algorithmic Leader,
Harvard Business, Review columnist
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Mike Walsh is the CEO of Tomorrow, a global consultancy on designing
companies for the 21st century. For the past twenty years, he has been a leading authority on disruptive innovation, digital transformation and new ways of thinking. A global nomad, futurist and author of three bestselling books, Mike advises some of the world’s biggest organizations on reinvention and change in this new era of machine intelligence.

A prolific writer and commentator, Mike’s views have appeared in a wide range of international publications including Inc. Magazine, BusinessWeek, Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. A regulator contributor to the Harvard Business Review, his articles explore a wide range of cutting edge leadership topics including data-driven decision making, agile organizations, algorithmic management and AI ethics. Each week Mike interviews provocative thinkers, innovators and troublemakers on his podcast, Between Worlds.

Mike’s latest book, The Algorithmic Leader offers a hopeful and practical guide for reinventing leadership and organizations. The book has been a global hit and is now available in Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, Polish and Russian. In 2019, The Algorithmic Leader was selected to be given to the world leaders and executive attendees of the Ambrosetti Global Forum at Villa d'Este in Cernobbio, Italy.

Futuretainment, Mike’s first book, was published by Phaidon and was the winner of the design award by the Art Director’s Club in New York.
Released in 2009, it predicted how the smartphone would reshape the media and marketing industry, and the imminent rise of social media, digital influencers and streaming entertainment. In The Dictionary of Dangerous Ideas, published in 2014, Mike anticipated breakthroughs in micro satellite networks, cryptocurrencies, remote work, digital protest movements, self-driving cars, drones and digital biology.

A dynamic and engaging keynote speaker, Mike has given over a 1,000
talks over the last decade, from strategic briefings for the boards of
companies like Verizon and Raytheon, to an employee summit for a
healthcare corporation that filled a sports stadium with an audience of over 25,000 people. In addition to both in-person and virtual
presentations, Mike also works with enterprise learning and development leaders to create compelling programs to up-skill teams for a world of AI-powered competition.

Mike travels over 300 days a year worldwide: researching trends,
collecting case studies and presenting on the future of business and


Dr. Ton Chirathivat
The 1, Central Group

‘Data-Driven New Retail X Digital Expert’ - With more than 20 years of extensive experience in retail industry, Dr. Ton is now president of “The 1” – Thailand’s No.1 loyalty platform under Central Group that manages customer relationship and enhances business units and partnership ecosystem.

Ever since Dr. Ton has taken the helm of The 1 in July 2018, he has spearheaded its successful transformation from “Retail Loyalty Program” into the ultimate “Digital Lifestyle Platform” whereby more than 16 million members enjoy personalised, seamless shopping experiences.

Backed by his solid retailing background, Dr. Ton knows exactly how to satisfy customers with personalisation at an individual level and also to grow business opportunities through The 1’s extensive ecosystem of loyalty by data analytics, artificial intelligence and advanced marketing technologies.

As Dr. Ton has masterfully introduced data-driven new retail, implemented customer data initiatives and facilitated digital joint ventures, he has contributed greatly to Central Group’s vision in realising its “New Central, New E-conomy”. He is a key man behind the digital joint venture deals with and Grab along with The 1’s growing strengths and blossoming partnerships with business partners from various industries.

Dr. Ton is also a regular keynote speaker at top regional and global conferences including IGDS, Forbes Asia, ConnecTech and Techsauce - sharing his knowledge and expertise in the retail business, data analytics and technology.


Jana Kotatko

Jana is the CEO of Belong, a telecommunications company owned by Telstra. With more than two decades’ experience, Jana is an accomplished marketing and business leader that sees the telecommunications industry as vital in ensuring people are connected and have the tools they need to succeed in today’s digital world.

A strong advocate for diversity and inclusion initiatives in the workplace, Jana leads a business that is focused on improving digital accessibility for all Australians, and importantly, cleaning up after itself through its carbon neutral status. 

Throughout the course of her career, Jana has witnessed the birth of the internet, mobile technology, the shift from analogue to 5G and led programs of work that aimed to capitalise on those technological advancements for the betterment of customers. 

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