Product Guy / Fan of Many Things
Hello! I currently work as the Director of Product for Rakuten Viki.
Before I joined Viki, I was at Microsoft leading the Bing Ads business for Southeast Asia, India and Korea. I was responsible for overall Bing Ads revenue and advertiser satisfaction across the region, and I also evangelized for Microsoft within the search ecosystem.
And before that, I was the APAC regional lead for consumer apps and services at Microsoft, where I drove overall brand strategy, marketing execution and user adoption for Internet Explorer, Outlook.com, OneDrive and Skype among the hundreds of millions of Internet users across Asia. I created Inori Aizawa, a global viral marketing campaign which used anime to promote Internet Explorer. I also produced Gargantia: Sky Courier, a WebGL-powered online game created in partnership with top Japanese anime studio, Production I.G.
And even further before that, I was a Technology Evangelist at the Microsoft Innovation Centre in Singapore, where I worked with customers and partners to help them innovate and build cool stuff with Microsoft technologies.
I’m also the founder and lead developer of Katsu News, a fully automated and algorithm-driven news aggregator for fans of Japanese anime, music and pop culture.
Things that excite me include cryptocurrencies, AR/VR, mobile gaming, writing code, Cleveland sports and all things Japan.
I live in (too) sunny Singapore.
If you are interested, my public presentations are published on Speaker Deck.