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David Pong is a social entrepreneur who believes in harnessing the power of business to drive social change and solve the world’s toughest problems.
Having witnessed villagers across Asia who are still burdened by waterborne diseases in the 21st century, David co-founded Wateroam in 2014 to design & build innovative water filters that provide safe drinking water in the hardest-to-reach places on earth. Together with his team, Wateroam has built cost-effective water filters that are simple-to-use, swift to deploy and can provide high quality drinking water without electricity.
Today, Wateroam’s filters have been deployed through its partners to 43 countries globally and provided clean water access to more than 250,000 people in rural & disaster-hit communities. Wateroam's innovation has been recognized with accolades by organizations such as the World Economic Forum, United Nations, and ASEAN.
Galven is a Senior Manager (Innovation) at Bridge Alliance, representing 34 telcos in the Asia Pacific region (Singtel, Maxis, Optus, CSL, SKT and more) with a collective customer reach of 900m. Concurrently, I am also co-founder of Sound of Art, an art gallery and startup focusing on faith-inspired art and visual culture.
Exploring new businesses related to 5G applications, such as AR, VR, ranging from K-Pop to farming use cases Launching pilot projects/partnerships with travel/lifestyle industries utilising telco data insights to create personalised marketing and communications solutions
At Sound of Art
Pioneering a global online art marketplace, with offline pop-ups through partnerships with property developers. Achieved financial sustainability within first year of operations through marketing and product diversification. He led 2 charity fundraiser projects raising >$80k (Art for good) for YMCA, AGWO-HIA, HCA Hospice Care and more
Galven is a published author, tracking the history of the Christian Charismatic Movement in Singapore. His book, Unfolding His Story, co-authored with Georgie Lee, is the main account of the Christian revival in Singapore of the 1970-80s.