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A Tale of Two Tartans: Building Trust and Technology Across Asia and the US
Please join us for an inspirational conversation with Patrick Cao (TPR 2006), President of GoTo Group (Indonesia’s largest internet company) and Jake Vachal (TPR 2007), Managing Director of The Raine Group, who will share the story of a friendship that started at CMU in the halls of Donner and led to a lifelong partnership to which they owe, in large part, their success, with Patrick working to empower progress in the ASEAN digital economy with GoTo and Jake developing groundbreaking strategies for the global media & technology sectors. They will touch on topics ranging from the foundational nature of their time at CMU to their outlook for the future of technology across diverse sectors in the US and Asia. This is a must-listen for the entire CMU community, including current students, alumni and a new generation of Tartans. If you have a disability and require accommodation for this webinar, please contact Roy Aguiar at roya@andrew.cmu.edu.

Jul 1, 2021 09:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Patrick Cao (TPR 2006)
President @GoTo
Patrick Cao is the President of GoTo, the largest technology ecosystem in Indonesia and the “go to” ecosystem for digital daily life. GoTo brings together the strengths of two Indonesian champions - Gojek, Southeast Asia’s leading mobile on demand services and payments platform, and Tokopedia, Indonesia’s leading e-commerce marketplace. The group combines e-commerce, on-demand and financial services under one roof, creating a globally unique ecosystem. Previously the President of Tokopedia since 2016, Patrick was responsible for the CFO Office, Financial Technology businesses and global partnerships. Before joining Tokopedia, Patrick was a Principal at Formation 8. In this role, he focused on diversified technology investments in Asia. Prior to Formation 8, Patrick was an Executive Director at UBS Investment Bank, specializing in M&A and capital markets advisory in the consumer and industrials sectors. Patrick received a B.S. in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.
Jake Vachal (TPR 2007)
Managing Director @Raine
Jake is a Managing Director at Raine. Jake focuses on advisory assignments and principal investments across e-commerce, digital media, advertising technology and sports. Prior to joining Raine, Jake was a Managing Director at Perella Weinberg Partners, where he advised clients globally on a wide range of strategic transactions across the telecommunications, media, and technology sectors. Previously, Jake was a Vice President at Lazard in their TMT group, an Associate at Barclays in their Communications & Media Group, and an Analyst at UBS Investment Bank in their Mergers & Acquisitions Group. Jake has a B.S. in Business Administration from Carnegie Mellon University.