Hi there. My name is Tom Simpson, a marketing and technology specialist living and working in Asia.
Digital in Asia is my attempt to document – and engage with – the rapidly innovating digital space I see around me, covering the consumer internet, new retail, brands, marketing and emerging technologies, across Asia-Pacific.
The core philosophy behind Digital in Asia is in two parts: first, to connect those outside Asia with everything that’s exciting about the digital world here; and second, to connect those inside Asia with learnings from other markets that can help spur ideas and inform growth.
I’ve previously worked as a digital marketer at AXA, in agency-land for WPP and Havas, built my own data-driven technology start-up at MediaQuark, and now spend my time deep-diving into everything mobile and app related with AdColony. I was also recently lucky enough to be named one of Campaign Asia’s ’40 under 40′ marketers to watch for the future.
Investing in local start-ups across Asia-Pacific is a personal passion, and I have a keen interest in anything related to data, AI, marketing, blockchain technology or cryptocurrency.
Digital in Asia provides a wide range of research, data, analysis, training, consulting and digital resources to enable organisations and individuals to succeed online. We also work with selected partners to deliver relevant content for Digital in Asia readers, and try to provide a platform for new and exciting voices across the region wherever possible.