Michal Golebiewski

Speaker Biography

Philipp Kristian is an Asia-based Fortune 500 finance innovation leader, preeminent voice on FinTech/InsurTech in Asia and a pioneer in the emerging field of digital value proposition design.

Over a decade, his whirlwind career across eclectic innovation roles and ecosystems shaped the future of startups, corporates and the public sector. He joined FutureBrand as its first innovation hire in Asia, became a founding member of LumenLab, MetLife's first global R&D hub, and moved to Manulife's LOFT in early days to drive its innovation strategy and delivery across 12 markets in Asia. Besides, he helped some of Singapore's major start-up success stories in their early days and wrote a book on how digital trusted intermediaries and the startups behind them are reshaping society. For the past 11 years, he has also been actively taking strategic design projects from a global clientele.

Philipp brings a unique fusion of deep innovation, business strategy, design thinking and branding expertise that make him a Swiss army knife for innovation. Fuelled by a mix of logic, intuition, analysis and creativity he creates transformational value propositions from deep human insight — synthesising complex inputs into simple, beautiful solutions.

Philipp has passionate interest in shaping the future of Fintech and Insurtech in Asia — as a bridge between corporates, start-ups and customers. From blockchain to artificial intelligence, smart contracts to chatbots, he is deeply immersed in game-changing work and loves to enrich the innovation domain, contributing to major events and publications (Economist Intelligence Unit, Techsauce Summit, Insurance Business, Marketing Magazine, Esquire, e27).

Philipp was recognised among 100 Global Leaders of Tomorrow at St. Gallen Symposium, is a KAIROS Asean Fellow and alum of the d-school, a global leader in design thinking education.

In his leisure, Philipp is a yogi, model, avid traveller and advocate of his home country, Germany.

 Michal Golebiewski, Microsoft Malaysia’s Chief Marketing & Operations Officer (CM&OO) is responsible for leading the entire span of the marketing and operations functions of the subsidiary in line with the company’s vision of reinventing productivity in a mobile-first, cloud-first world.

This is an area that he is well acquainted with, after having led various divisions within the marketing and operations team over the last 21 years in Microsoft Poland and Romania. This includes leading the Server and Tools Business, the Customer and Partner Experience, as well as the Business Planning Operations function in Microsoft Poland, in addition to championing the CM&OO in Microsoft Romania – his last role prior to joining the Malaysian subsidiary.

Golebiewski plays a key leadership role in Microsoft Malaysia in directing and managing the overall business and marketing strategy as well as execution locally, overseeing product marketing groups, marketing communications, compete, business operations, enterprise marketing, public relations as well as customer and partner experience efforts. His main priority is to drive Digital Transformation awareness in Malaysia and evangelize technology impact on business for every organization.

Having held this current position for almost two years since 2015, Golebiewski brings wealth of knowledge and experience in the areas of marketing and operations ensuring greater productivity within a Cloud-driven era in Malaysia. Upholding Microsoft’s Digital Transformation vision in Malaysia, he has participated in many speaking engagements and media relations initiatives alongside with key digital drivers such as the Malaysian Development Economy Corporation (MDEC) amongst others to create a cloud first, mobile first nation.

Recently, Golebiewski has shared his views on how Malaysian businesses are embracing digital transformation in news stories - and has also lent his opinions on artificial intelligence’s increasing presence in the workplace to Malaysia’s leading newspaper, The Star -

Golebiewski graduated with a degree in Electronics from Warsaw Technical University, and enjoys swimming, and reading books in his spare time.