General Manager, APAC

Ryan Pestano, the new GM of Asia for IPONWEB, is passionate technologist and digital media professional with eight years of executive leadership experience in Asia and over a decade of total technology experience. He has a proven track record of architecting innovative solutions for multiple enterprise and agency clients through the consultative application of advertising and marketing technologies. Ryan is a trusted advisor and has fostered deep partnerships with a breadth of leading technology companies and strategic clients.


Ryan was most recently the VP of Product and Operations in APAC for Amobee working closely with Singtel Group businesses across SEA and Australia. He was formerly the VP of Product at Brandscreen and Director of Platform Services at Media Innovation Group (a WPP company) all based in Singapore. He started his career in New York where he worked in multiple roles at Microsoft.


Ryan is a recognized thought leader with his contributions to the digital advertising technology industry across APAC. Ryan has co-chaired the IAB Singapore Marketing and Advertising Technology committee and is driven to progress programmatic advertising and create innovative technology solutions across Asia.

Judging panel

Dan Robins

Head of Programmatic & Data - APAC

Sonal Patel

President of Programmatic Services - Asia Pacific
Dentsu Aegis Network

Janice Chan

On Demand CMO

Sanchit Sanga

Chief Digital Officer (Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa)

Josephine Tan

Director, Digital Solution Readiness

Jennifer Chase

vice president, digital sales, solutions & operations

Jennifer Villalobos

VP and Head, Digital Business

Karen Lim

Head of Programmatic and Data
Star Media Group

Phil Wade

Chief Marketing Officer
Jetstar Airways

John Matthews

Director of Customer Acquisition
Fox Sports

Niall Hogan

Managing Director, Southeast Asia
Integral Ad Science

Piotr Jakubowski

Go Jek

Mark Halliday

CEO, Performance
Omnicom Media Group Asia Pacific

Carl Nawagamuwa

Head of Platform Sales, SEA
Google (DoubleClick)

Krishnan Menon

chief client officer, apac

Wendy Hogan

CX & Marketing Strategy Director
Oracle Corporation

Phil Townend

chief commercial officer, apac

Ryan Pestano

General Manager, APAC

Edward Wong

VP of Marketing