Drive and achieve the ambition of inspiring a generation of communicators, creatives, brand and business-builders. Equip them with information and inspiration to pursue their goals through a well-curated conference and festival.
The adobo Festival of Ideas will be packaged and promoted as a world-class event, comparable to those held in the region like Spikes Asia, Festival of Media and Rise.
With over 20 years experience, Graham has worked across seven different agencies – including Saatchi & Saatchi London where he created the iconic British Airways ‘FACE’ commercial with Hugh Hudson and a cast of 6,000.
During his six years as Executive Creative Director at M&C Saatchi in London, the agency won the most creative awards in its 15-year history.
In her role, Torie is responsible for the growth and overall business performance of OMG’s vibrant SEA & India businesses across 7 countries. Prior to her current role, Torie’s most recent focus was on global client leadership where she was at the forefront of helping clients accelerate growth through innovation and adoption of advanced communication strategies and solutions.
Torie has transformed local agencies, led regional and global business assignments in 5 markets and in Asia Pacific and the UK in her two-decade long career. She has been awarded by industry.
His work has also received multiple awards in the field of advertising, film, and television including a Silver Lotus for the Asian Advertising Awards, Best Comedy Award at the Asian Television awards.
He has taught different subjects in the field of filmmaking, content marketing, and design thinking at the De La Salle University and at the Asian Institute for Broadcast Development in Malaysia. He was the former chair of the film program at the De La Salle-College of Saint Benilde.
He consults for Pixar, Fox Channels, FICO, Adept Robotics and the Enchant, an accelerator and seed funding company focusing on IoT development. He recently finished his Master’s Program at Hyper Island in Singapore.
He is the co-founder of KindMind, an experience design lab in Manila that helps organizations apply Design Thinking, Circular Economy, and Internet of Things principles in running businesses.
She 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, and was a Senior Industry Fellow for the ultimedia Program of the School of Design and Arts at the De La Salle University College of St. Benilde.
She obtained her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of the Philippines, and is on her 7th year as Senior Lecturer teaching Visual-Verbal Communications at UPCFA. She 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.
Presently an in-house director and partner at Film Pabrika, Joel moved to the production side in 2012 after three years in the post of Executive Creative Director of BBDO Guerrero.
He is the youngest inductee to the Creative Guild Hall of Fame. From 2007-2010, he was ranked in the Top 10 of the Philippines Hottest Creatives by Campaign Brief Asia and in the Top 100 of Asia's Best Creatives by Media Magazine. He was named Director of the Year for 2010, 2012 and 2013 by Adobo Magazine.
A consistent award shows winner, he has worked on numerous multi-awarded campaigns and advertisements with McDonalds.
Andy runs the strategy department for BBDO across Asia, which includes +100 planners across 12 offices, and is ultimately responsible for the quality of the strategic thinking and effectiveness of our campaigns. He leads strategic planning for some of BBDO’s largest clients in the region, including Mars & AIA.
Prior to joining BBDO twelve years ago, Andy worked at Ogilvy for six years, in Jakarta, Tokyo and Singapore.
Before Andy moved to Asia he worked for a number of brand consultancy and research houses in London during the 1990’s.
Andy is a graduate of Oxford University where he studied philosophy, psychology, and anthropology.
Before joining Thinking Machines, Niek has been a successful Marketing and Digital Transformation leader with 15 years experience across Asia Pacific and Europe.