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Tuesday, March 19
 

9:30am

Money20/20 Welcome
Welcome to Money20/20 Asia 2019!

Speakers
avatar for Tracey Davies

Tracey Davies

President, Money20/20
Tracey Davies is the President and Managing Director of Money20/20, the world’s leading FinTech and payments summit. She is in charge of driving the event’s global expansion and developing growth strategies for the business. Run by Ascenital PLC (formerly known as Top Right Group... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 9:30am - 9:40am
The Matrix

9:40am

Digital Assets and the *new* Free Banking Era
Money20/20 Asia is excited to announce the latest moonshot thinkers, Jesse Lund, IBM’s Head of Blockchain and Digital Currencies, alongside one of the leading Silicon Valley legends, Jed McCaleb, co-Founder of Stellar, Ripple and Mt Gox. Jed will reveal his predictions for blockchain development in 2019 and the use cases we should expect to see at scale in financial services in the next 1-3 years.
Joined by Stellar’s partner, Jesse Lund from IBM will share his vision for how digital currency and other digital assets will transform the payments value chain. IBM will also be making an exclusive product announcement. Together this pioneering duo have grand plans for disrupting and transforming payments and ambitions to establish a truly global footprint in cross-border payments. The blockchain pair will also share how one of the top 5 cryptocurrencies in the world factors into the grand plans of a technology giant like IBM.

Moderators
avatar for Henri Arslanian

Henri Arslanian

FinTech & Crypto Leader, Asia, PwC
Henri Arslanian is the PwC FinTech & Crypto Leader for Asia, the Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia.Henri leads PwC’s crypto efforts and advises... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jed McCaleb

Jed McCaleb

Co-Founder & CTO, Stellar
Jed McCaleb is the co-founder of Stellar.org, a universal financial network that aims to increase economic participation for all individuals. He believes in consciously leveraging technology to reduce inefficiency and improve the human condition. He created eDonkey2000, one of the... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Lund

Jesse Lund

Head of Blockchain & Digital Currencies, IBM
Jesse Lund leads Blockchain and Digital Currencies market development for IBM. Within his role, Jesse is responsible for identifying, prioritizing, and accelerating the commercialization of industry solutions to transform the landscape of global commerce.Jesse and his team work closely... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 9:40am - 10:00am
The Matrix

10:00am

The Existential Risk of Future Technologies
It's rare to be in the company of a true genuis, let alone one that had co-founded a company that was eventually sold to Microsoft for $8.5 billion. Jaan Tallinn, one of the most prominant experts in artifical intelligence, will share how AI will impact financial services and other adjacent industries in the short and longer term, from reducing financial crime and risk to the impact it will have on jobs and the workplace.
He will also zone in on the existential risks, developments and the interdependencies with emerging tech. It's gonna be an epic session!


Moderators
avatar for May-Ann Lim

May-Ann Lim

MD, TRPC Pte Ltd; Executive Director, Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA)
May-Ann is the Managing Director of research consultancy TRPC Pte Ltd, and is concurrently the Executive Director of the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA). She has extensive experience in public policy, technology policy development, and government relations communications across... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jaan Tallinn

Jaan Tallinn

Founding Engineer of Skype, Co-Founder Future of Life Institute & Philanthropist, ASI
Jaan Tallinn is a founding engineer of Skype and Kazaa. He is a co-founder of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (cser.org), Future of Life Institute (futureoflife.org), and philanthropically supports other existential risk research organisations. Jaan is on the... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 10:00am - 10:20am
The Matrix

10:20am

BigPay - Flying into FinTech
How can you successfully scale a business across multiple markets, profitably and then do it again in another industry? Step forward Tony Fernandes, best known for co-founding AirAsia. Fernandes bought the ailing, debt-ridden airline for a token RM1 and turned it around within two years, growing it from a domestic Malaysian carrier into Asia's largest, most successful airline group.

He's now on a mission to disrupt the financial services market with BigPay. BigPay is successfully scaling across Southeast Asia. Hear the latest on BigPay and how it will continue grow into new markets.

Speakers
avatar for Tony Fernandes

Tony Fernandes

Founder & CEO AirAsia, Chairman, BigPay
One of Asia's most recognisable entrepreneurs, Tony Fernandes is best known for co-founding AirAsia, a pioneering low-cost airline in the region. Fernandes bought the ailing, debt-ridden airline for a token RM1, turning it around within two years and growing it from a domestic Malaysian... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 10:20am - 10:40am
The Matrix

11:00am

Digital identity in Asia
There is a clear need for interoperable digital identities across geographies to allow cross-border data transfers, but how are businesses solving the issues of synchronizing KYC and local data regulations? We will explore the risks and benefits of interoperability and the latest initiatives being developed in Asia.

Speakers
avatar for Dave Birch

Dave Birch

Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion
David G.W Birch is Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey Business School. He is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money; was named... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:05am
Regulation Realm

11:00am

Blockchain deep dive
On the first day of Money 20/20 Asia in Tech Platform, we will give attendees the invaluable opportunity to deep dive into the economics of tokenization, developments in crypto and digital currencies. Hear about key cross-industry examples of at-scale blockchain solutions from supply chain to payments, focused on case studies exploring the scalability, interoperability and security of blockchain projects. Find out how the tech giants are experimenting and how they expect blockchain to impact privacy protection. Explore how decentralized technologies will interact with centralized technologies like artificial intelligence and the best way to use AI and blockchain technology.

Speakers
avatar for James Wester

James Wester

Research Director, IDC
James Wester is Research Director, Worldwide Blockchain Strategies, at IDC. His cross-industry practice covers emerging distributed ledger and blockchain technologies. Mr. Wester’s core research examines the technologies, architectures and concepts behind blockchain and how they... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:05am
Tech Platform

11:00am

The digital fund industry goes mainstream
Blockchain's champions are working to turn it from a disruptive to a mainstream technology.  Enabling enterprise-scale projects, ensuring interoperability between different blockchains and building in better security remain the primary hurdles to clear.

Speakers
avatar for Juwan Lee

Juwan Lee

CEO & Founder, Nexchange
Juwan Lee is an entrepreneur, VC, blockchain and fintech influencer, and investment professional with three decades of investment industry experience where he managed portfolios and organizations on behalf of multi-billion dollar hedge funds, proprietary trading desks, asset management... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:05am
Innovators' Zone

11:00am

The changing payments landscape
While growing scale is essential, developing new functionality (both financial and non-financial services) and increasing operational efficiencies are becoming the new battlegrounds. Where are the new opportunities in payments likely to arise from in 2019?  

Speakers
avatar for Joe McGuire

Joe McGuire

CEO & Founder, MyMy
Joe McGuire is the Founder and CEO of emerging Malaysian Fintech MyMy. This is Joe's second fintech after a senior leadership role at Airwallex, a Sequoia and Tencent backed business who recently raised a B round of US$80 million. A recognised leader with 10 years of experience in... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:15am
Business Model World

11:00am

In conversation with Jed McCaleb and Jesse Lund
On this open stage, we’ll bring you face to face with the founders & CEOs that are shaping the industry. Jed, the founder of Mt Gox, Ripple & Stellar, and Jesse, the IBM Head of Blockchain Solutions, will share the successes, the setbacks and the lessons he's learned along the way in building billion-dollar businesses. Get ready to be inspired!

Moderators
avatar for Henri Arslanian

Henri Arslanian

FinTech & Crypto Leader, Asia, PwC
Henri Arslanian is the PwC FinTech & Crypto Leader for Asia, the Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia.Henri leads PwC’s crypto efforts and advises... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jed McCaleb

Jed McCaleb

Co-Founder & CTO, Stellar
Jed McCaleb is the co-founder of Stellar.org, a universal financial network that aims to increase economic participation for all individuals. He believes in consciously leveraging technology to reduce inefficiency and improve the human condition. He created eDonkey2000, one of the... Read More →
avatar for Jesse Lund

Jesse Lund

Head of Blockchain & Digital Currencies, IBM
Jesse Lund leads Blockchain and Digital Currencies market development for IBM. Within his role, Jesse is responsible for identifying, prioritizing, and accelerating the commercialization of industry solutions to transform the landscape of global commerce.Jesse and his team work closely... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:00am - 11:30am
Champion's Podium

11:05am

APIX - Speed dating platform for banks and FinTechs
AFIN was established by international & national stakeholders with complementary roles in promoting financial sector development, innovation and inclusion. It is a membership based organization to provide open, neutral and collaborative approaches to financial market evolution. AFIN supports experimentation, design and deployment of new commercially viable services that expand support real sector development and financial inclusion. AFIN through the APIX platform provides an industry framework through which to contribute to practical solutions to emerging fintech-related policy and regulatory challenges. The platform has been overwhelmingly endorsed by regulators, banks and fintechs, and is now open for collaboration.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Freeman

Rachel Freeman

Advisory Manager, Financial Institutions Group, International Finance Corporation
Rachel Freeman has led IFC’s financial institution advisory in Asia Pacific including climate finance, bank-fintech partnerships, supply chain finance, credit scoring, gender finance and agrifinance since 2002. Her region spans China, Indonesia, the Mekong, Pacific Islands, South... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:05am - 11:20am
Regulation Realm

11:05am

The rise and fall of ICOs - what's next?
The ICO bubble has burst, but the need for new investment models and better alignment between founders and venture capital is still growing. What are new financing methods being developed and where does this ICO crash leave new blockchain disruptors?

Speakers
avatar for Prof. Patrick Schueffel

Prof. Patrick Schueffel

Adjunct Professor, HEG Fribourg
Patrick Schueffel is adjunct professor at Fribourg’s School of Management in Switzerland and the school’s Liaison Officer in Singapore. His research focus is on Banking, Finance and Entrepreneurship. Before his move to Singapore Patrick Schueffel worked for many years in Banking... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:05am - 11:20am
Innovators' Zone

11:05am

Does the world really need high throughput private and public blockchains?
Speed and security are at the heart of concerns about the scalability of blockchain into enterprise. Bitcoin can process 7 transactions per second (tps), while major card networks can handle 20,000. But developments from XRP have pushed their tps above 1500.

Join this panel to see if the new breed of blockchains are ready to be relied on for financial transactions, whether they will ever reach parity with card networks and, most importantly, if they even need to.


Moderators
avatar for Dovey  Wan

Dovey  Wan

Co-Founder, Primitive Ventures
Dovey is Founding Partner of Primitive Ventures, a full-stack crypto assets investment holding company with global presence in San Francisco, Boston, and Singapore. Prior to that, she was Managing Director of DHVC (Danhua Capital), where she led investments into Limebike, MoneyLion... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Max Kantelia

Max Kantelia

Chief Evangelist & Co-Founder, Zilliqa
Max Kantelia is a serial entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience of building technology product and services companies in Europe, the US and Asia for the financial services industry.  He was selected by EY as one of Asia’s Top 100 FinTech contributors in 2016.Based in Singapore... Read More →
avatar for Jeff McDonald

Jeff McDonald

Co-Founder, NEM Foundation
Jeff McDonald is the Co-founder of the NEM Foundation and has been working as a Core Team member on the NEM blockchain project since 2014. He worked from 2008 until 2017 as an assistant professor at Keimyung University in South Korea teaching communications classes. Before that he... Read More →
avatar for Asheesh Birla

Asheesh Birla

SVP of Product, Ripple
Asheesh is the SVP of Product at Ripple, which he first joined in 2013 to lead the development of their product suite. Asheesh is an industry expert on blockchain and is a frequent contributor, speaker, and advisor on blockchain and cryptocurrency. Asheesh started his career as an... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:05am - 11:35am
Tech Platform

11:15am

Around the payments world in 30 minutes
Join us for an edutaining tour of payments around the world, highlighting in-depth data from region to region about cross-border e-commerce, focusing on Asia-Pacific and beyond. Special attention will be brought to local payment methods worldwide and payment preferences, while also highlighting changing market trends in a global marketplace.  

Speakers
avatar for Simon Black

Simon Black

CEO, PPRO Financial Ltd
Simon Black is a seasoned business executive with over 25 years international experience. He is highly regarded within payments, leading two of the industry’s success stories over the last 10 years.Simon joined PPRO Group as CEO in March 2015. This followed a decade with Sage Group... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:15am - 11:45am
Business Model World

11:20am

Security vs utility: creating a tokenised vision of the future
Security tokens (STOs) are converting company shares, cashflows and more into tokenized form. Despite the optimism around STOs, there are still concerns yet to be answered. One of the biggest questions being, what will regulators' reaction be when a firm tokenizes assets that a not previously securitized by financial institutions?

Speakers
avatar for Anson Zeall

Anson Zeall

CEO & Co-Founder, CoinPip
Anson Zeall is a seasoned blockchain and fintech entrepreneur. He is the Co-founder/CEO of CoinPip, a blockchain-based funds settlement service for businesses and  Co-founder/COO of Infocorp Technologies, a blockchain-based last mile financial inclusion solution provider. Anson is... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:20am - 11:35am
Innovators' Zone

11:20am

The Asia Stack: opportunities and challenges
Recognizing that all but the largest fintech startups scale beyond their home market, a pan-ASEAN KYC and regulatory framework is under development. A cloud-based sandbox for startups to work with banks and regulators in real-time is already in production, but the real prize is a pan-ASEAN digital identity that can service harmonized KYC regulations.

Get an inside look at the latest developments and 2019 roadmap for the Asia Stack.


Moderators
avatar for Melissa Frakman

Melissa Frakman

Managing Partner, EMVC
Melissa Frakman is founder & managing partner of Emphasis Ventures (EMVC), a venture capital fund investing in early-stage “leapfrog” fintech in India and other high-growth markets. She brings 15 years of experience participating in India’s digital revolution to bridge worlds... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sopnendu Mohanty

Sopnendu Mohanty

Chief FinTech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Sopnendu Mohanty is responsible for creating development strategies, public infrastructure and regulatory policies around technology innovation. Mohanty has spent over 20 years in various leadership roles globally in technology, finance and innovation. He has co-authored several patented... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:20am - 11:40am
Regulation Realm

11:30am

In conversation with Tony Fernandes and BigPay
On this open stage, we’ll bring you face to face with the founders & CEOs that are shaping the industry. From a journey that started off with failure, as a medical student, the millionaire entrepreneur Tony Fernandes is best known for co-founding AirAsia. Fernandes bought the ailing, debt-ridden airline for a token RM1 and turned it around within two years, growing it from a domestic Malaysian carrier into Asia's largest, most successful airline group. Tony will share his entrepreneurial journey, diving into the tough lessons he has learnt along the way, and how he entered a saturated market and dominated it.

Moderators
avatar for Jade Davis

Jade Davis

Account Manager, Money20/20 Asia
Biography coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Davison

Christopher Davison

Co-Founder & Group CEO, BigPay
Christopher is the Group CEO and Co-Founder of BigPay. Christopher is originally from London where he worked in investment banking, tech VC, with a strong track record of both investing in, and setting up, several successful fintech and data analytics companies. He holds an undergraduate... Read More →
avatar for Tony Fernandes

Tony Fernandes

Founder & CEO AirAsia, Chairman, BigPay
One of Asia's most recognisable entrepreneurs, Tony Fernandes is best known for co-founding AirAsia, a pioneering low-cost airline in the region. Fernandes bought the ailing, debt-ridden airline for a token RM1, turning it around within two years and growing it from a domestic Malaysian... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:30am - 12:00pm
Champion's Podium

11:35am

Assessing the viability of a blockchain project
Warren Buffett famously said to invest when there's blood in the streets, but after the ICO bubble burst, are there still good blockchain projects out there? Many ICO and security token projects, unfortunately, made promises that went unfulfilled. How do you differentiate between the duds and the stars? Join this session to learn what criteria to look for when choosing which blockchain projects to invest in and why these criteria matter.  While the typical consideration points like team, vision, and strategy are important, this session will outline the more intangible points to investing in a blockchain project.

Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:35am - 11:50am
Innovators' Zone

11:35am

Blockchain technology: an immutable source of data?
Blockchain makes data immutable, unchangeable and fixed. But what does that really mean? Even though ICOs and tokens are banned in China, the government does utilise blockchain technology in its legal system. Join this fireside with David Johnston to walk us through the the lawsuit Bytedance against Baidu and the role of Factom's smart contracts.


Moderators
avatar for Gabriel Yang

Gabriel Yang

COO, Beyond Blocks
Gabriel Yang is the Chief Operations Officer of Beyond Blocks, the force behind the Beyond Blocks Summit in Bangkok, Tokyo and Seoul. Gabriel has built Echelon, the APEC Summit, and other major technology and conference brands in his ten years in the business. Gabriel is a coffee... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for David Johnston

David Johnston

Chairman, Factom; Managing Director, YGC
David Johnston is a serial tech entrepreneur and early contributor to the blockchain ecosystem since 2012. In May of 2013 he co-founded the first angel investment group in crypto, BitAngels, and in August of that year served as a Foundation board member to the first ever token sale... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:35am - 12:00pm
Tech Platform

11:35am

Comparing blockchain projects around the world: interoperability, scalability and security
Blockchain is not about efficiency improvement, we are not to solve interoperability, scalability and security at the same time, most of the public chain projects, including Bitcoin and Ethereurm, is suffering from a key issue that the power of the nodes (or the miners) is too large that it surpasses the interest of the token holder, and thus the token holders cannot become token users in the system.

The breakthrough of blockchain development comes from a deep understanding of the end user, which is the Token User. The transition from being a User to Token User and from a Token Holder to Token User represents the disruption and reconstruction of the Internet and would make a fundamental difference on the current blockchain ecosystem.

Moderators
avatar for Henry Liu

Henry Liu

Managing Partner, YGC
Previous to becoming the Managing Partner of YGC, Henry served as the Chief Investment Officer of Yeoman's Capital, world’s first family office that invested and incubated in 40+ open-source, decentralized and tokenized projects. Yeoman’s top projects include Factom, Multicoin... Read More →

Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:35am - 12:15pm
Innovators' Zone

11:40am

Who owns an identity
If digital identity is key to the evolution of financial services, then the ownership and control of that identity is a matter for serious discussion and debate. Do we expect governments to step in with an identity, do we hope to co-ordinate private sector initiatives, do we ask the banks to solve the problem for the of us or do we decentralise into a world of “self-sovereign” identity. What are the implications of each of these approaches?

Moderators
avatar for Dave Birch

Dave Birch

Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion
David G.W Birch is Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey Business School. He is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money; was named... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nikhil Kumar

Nikhil Kumar

Entrepreneur & Volunteer , iSpirt Foundation
Nikhil is a full time fellow with iSPIRT Foundation, a non for profit think thank and has been focussed on building an ecosystem for the Unified Payments Interface. Recently, as a volunteer with NPCI, he led the product development of BHIM Payments App launched by PM Modi. Nikhil... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:40am - 12:00pm
Regulation Realm

11:45am

What's next for QR codes? The winners, losers and commercial roadmap
QR codes have long been heralded as the future of PoS but largely outside of China have struggled to achieve any sort of scale. The resurgence of QR codes for retail payments across Southeast Asia seems to be gaining momentum. What's required to achieve standardisation? What additional value can be extracted for retailers and consumers, both offline and online? How does the commercial proposition stack up against the alternatives?  

Moderators
avatar for Xiaodong Guo

Xiaodong Guo

Product Manager, Payplaza
Xiaodong Guo is an Engagement Manager at UL’s Transaction Security division. He is responsible for knowledge management within the smart card and mobile payment domain, and is a certified GlobalPlatform trainer for card technologies training. In various projects globally, he has... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Chen Yu

Chen Yu

President & Co-founder, YeePay
Chen Yu has been a leading figure in the internet, e-commerce and software fields for more than 20 years.Before creating YeePay, a widely used internet payment platform in China, Yu served as director and product marketing manager for Oracle, the software giant based in the US. He... Read More →
avatar for Milind Sanghavi

Milind Sanghavi

Head, Digital Payments, OCBC
Milind currently heads up Digital Payments for OCBC, where he is responsible for scaling the Payments business across the region. He has 18+ years in the payments across leading fintech organizations like Chase, PayPal, Visa and Ezetap, a start-up focused on building mPOS vertical... Read More →
avatar for Jenny Zhao

Jenny Zhao

Co-founder, UnPAY
As the co-founder of UnPAY, Jenny Zhao drives strategic initiatives of the company, cutting across core functions like human resource management, finance and operations.Prior to this, she spent 13 years in renowned multinational companies including IBM, Nokia, Microsoft and Baidu... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:45am - 12:15pm
Business Model World

12:00pm

What role will biometrics play in identity?
As biometric technologies continue to evolve, they deliver security and (potentially more important) convenience into the mass market. So where do we go next? How should we look at integrating biometrics into large scale, customer-facing and business-focused identity solutions. What kind of characteristics do we expect from the technology (now and next) and how are we going to exploit the technology effectively?

Moderators
avatar for Dave Birch

Dave Birch

Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion
David G.W Birch is Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey Business School. He is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money; was named... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Linden Dawson

Linden Dawson

APAC Customer Success Manager, ForgeRock
Linden is the APAC Customer Success Manager for ForgeRock, a leading, global digital identity management software company. Her goal is to ensure that her regional banking customers are successful at building digital services that are both fit for purpose and future-facing. This requires... Read More →
avatar for Sahba Saint-Claire

Sahba Saint-Claire

CEO & Co-Founder, Touché
Sahba Saint-Claire is a banking industry veteran with 27 years experience. He has held senior executive positions at JP Morgan, DBS and Standard Chartered.At Standard Chartered, he was the global COO for Origination and Client Coverage of the Wholesale Bank; Global COO for Financial... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 12:00pm - 12:20pm
Regulation Realm

12:00pm

Is blockchain delivering on its promise? Live usecases, not just a whitepaper
In the aftermath of the ICO bubble, few whitepapers have successfully launched live solutions in market. In this session you'll hear three case studies on at- scale blockchain projects to understand how to get a whitepaper off the ground, grow to mass-scale and overcome the challenges of working with this new class of ICO investors.    

Moderators
avatar for Alex Carmichael

Alex Carmichael

Managing Director, Promontory, an IBM Company
Alex joined Promontory in 2006 and works with banks, regulators and corporations to strengthen risk management and anti-money laundering and sanctions compliance programs. With a background in quantitative risk measurement and information management, Alex specialises in the effective... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vyacheslav Kim

Vyacheslav Kim

Chief Officer, Global Business and Finance, STASIS
Vyacheslav is Chief Officer of Global Business and Finance at STASIS, a tokenization platform designed to bridge the gap between traditional finance and the digital asset market. STASIS' pilot project, a euro-pegged stablecoin, is a top-100 cryptocurrency with a market cap of over... Read More →
avatar for Jack Cheng

Jack Cheng

Chief Marketing Officer, Asia, SingularDTV
Jack Cheng is the Asia Chief Marketing Officer of SingularDTV, a global blockchain entertainment platform empowering artists and creators with decentralized tools to manage creativity projects from development to distribution.Jack is also a Co-author with TsingHua University Research... Read More →
avatar for Yoav Dror

Yoav Dror

CEO, PumaPay
Yoav Dror is the CEO of PumaPay, one of the biggest ICOs in 2018, which raised over $117 Million. With an MBA and over 20 years of experience in heading online high-volume and high-transaction companies, Yoav is now leading the team who develops PumaPay’s Blockchain-based PullPayment... Read More →
avatar for Pavel Bains

Pavel Bains

CEO, Bluzelle
Pavel is the Co-Founder & CEO of Bluzelle. He has over 15 years’ experience in operational management, digital technology and finance. An NCAA honor roll student-athlete from UCLA, Pavel also was the co-founder of Storypanda, a digital book platform that published critically acclaimed... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 12:00pm - 12:40pm
Tech Platform

12:15pm

Are payments in Asia headed for a quantum leap?
Payment technology and population adoption are set to explode in Asia, as the market looks set to build upon massive quantum leaps in connectivity, telephony, platform technology and disruptions to how people are engaging with the banking system. With mobile wallet adoption outstripping traditional card use in many geographies, an entirely new payments rail has opened up, but change has been uneven across the region. Marqeta CRO Omri Dahan looks at the technological investments that could bring about a more unified system of payments technology in Asia, the transformative possibilities inherent in getting the formula right and how this will radically affect the business model in payments moving forward.

Speakers
avatar for Omri Dahan

Omri Dahan

Chief Revenue Officer, Marqeta 
Omri serves as Marqeta’s chief revenue officer and is accountable for the company’s growth and financial performance. After joining Marqeta’s early team, he helped pioneer the organization’s customer acquisition and growth strategies which, along with Marqeta’s award-winning... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 12:15pm - 12:35pm
Business Model World

1:30pm

Tencent's FinTech strategy & expansion overseas
As the trend of mobile payment is emerging globally, Tencent Fin-Tech Group envisions a conducive cashless environment, where consumers enjoy a convenient mobile payment experience while merchants can digitalise their offerings and services to complement their existing business model. Wendy Sun, Senior Director of Tencent Fin-Tech Group, will share an overview of Tencent’s business strategy in providing mobile payment outside of mainland China and its recent notable business developments.

Speakers
avatar for Wendy Sun

Wendy Sun

Senior Director, Tencent
Wendy Sun is the Sr. Director of Tencent Fin-Tech Group. She leads the strategy partnership development, key account management in overseas payment markets. She and her team are devoting to bringing Tencent’s FinTech experience and solution to partners worldwide. Wendy also supports... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 1:30pm - 1:50pm
The Matrix

1:50pm

The rise & rise of ASEAN's digital economy 
Hooi Ling Tan, the co-founder of Grab, the leading super app in Southeast Asia is joined by James Lloyd to discuss the incredible change the digital economy in Southeast Asia has seen over the last few years. Hooi Ling will also explore the acquisition of Uber in Southeast Asia 12 months ago, a milestone for the digital economy in the region, and why Grab today is foregoing the ‘walled garden’ strategy for a more inclusive and a uniquely Southeast Asian partnership-based strategy.

Moderators
avatar for James Lloyd

James Lloyd

Partner; Asia-Pacific FinTech Leader, EY
James Lloyd is a partner in EY's Corporate Finance Strategy (CFS) team, and leads the firm’s dedicated financial technology capability across Asia-Pacific – focused on early-stage, growth-stage, and non-traditional financial services. He is also APAC leader of the firm’s payments... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Hooi Ling Tan

Hooi Ling Tan

Co-Founder, Grab
Tan Hooi Ling is the Co-Founder of Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform. She oversees critical pillars of Grab’s operations, focused on business strategy and growth, driver transformation, customer experience and people operatio... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 1:50pm - 2:05pm
The Matrix

2:05pm

Grab Financial Group: From super app to super wallet
Since launching last year on-stage at Money 2020, Grab Financial, the fintech platform within the Grab ecosystem has seen incredible growth and become the first fintech player with access to e-money licenses in Southeast Asia’s six largest economies. Reuben Lai, the Senior Managing Director for the Grab Financial Group will share what lies next in store for Grab Financial. 

Speakers
avatar for Reuben Lai

Reuben Lai

Senior Managing Director, Grab Financial Group
Reuben Lai is the Senior Managing Director, Grab Financial Group. In this role he manages Grab's payments and financial services business in Southeast Asia and helps drive financial inclusion for the region's middle economy. Reuben's responsibilities include overseeing the Grab Financial... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 2:05pm - 2:20pm
The Matrix

2:20pm

Fintech: Bringing the world's largest island nation closer
Since its inception in 2017, OVO has grown to be Indonesia's largest digital payments platform, forging partnership with partnership with Grab and Tokopedia as part of a robust open ecosystem. Powered with the drive to expedite financial inclusion in the world's largest archipelago, Jason Thompson, CEO, reveals how OVO will drive a sustainable economic impact.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Thompson

Jason Thompson

CEO, OVO
Jason Thompson is currently the CEO at OVO, Indonesia’s fastest-growing payments platform. He is responsible to oversee the business expansion, strategic partnerships and product development at OVO, and lead OVO to become the #1 payments platform in Indonesia.Prior to joining OVO... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 2:20pm - 2:35pm
The Matrix

2:35pm

Bringing InsurTech to ASEAN’s underinsured
Following a landmark joint-venture between ZhongAn, the first Internet-based insurer in China and Grab, both companies are now working together to tackle the ‘insurance gap’ in Southeast Asia. Join this session with Wayne Xu, the President of ZhongAn Technologies and Hooi Ling Tan, Co-founder of Grab as they discuss their plans to bring a digital insurance marketplace to Southeast Asia.

Moderators
avatar for James Lloyd

James Lloyd

Partner; Asia-Pacific FinTech Leader, EY
James Lloyd is a partner in EY's Corporate Finance Strategy (CFS) team, and leads the firm’s dedicated financial technology capability across Asia-Pacific – focused on early-stage, growth-stage, and non-traditional financial services. He is also APAC leader of the firm’s payments... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Wayne Xu

Wayne Xu

President, ZhongAn International
Mr. Wayne Xu joined ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance as Chief Operating Officer in January of 2014, and took office as President of ZhongAn Technologies International Group in December 2017 after its establishment.Mr. Xu brings in-depth expertise in strategy and operations and strives... Read More →
avatar for Hooi Ling Tan

Hooi Ling Tan

Co-Founder, Grab
Tan Hooi Ling is the Co-Founder of Grab, Southeast Asia’s leading on-demand transportation and mobile payments platform. She oversees critical pillars of Grab’s operations, focused on business strategy and growth, driver transformation, customer experience and people operatio... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 2:35pm - 3:00pm
The Matrix

3:20pm

Social Commerce: Why should you take notice?
Social media is already here, we will take a look at digital around the world and, more importantly, social around the world. There are 3.1bn active social media users globally and this is growing at 13% YoY. During this session we will share how to best take advantage of this massive disruptor in consumer purchasing behaviour converting social media into a sales channel, explore which markets are leading the way in social commerce and demonstrate how payments play a key part of all of it.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Kalifa

Ron Kalifa

Deputy Chairman, Worldpay
Worldpay is the largest and pre-eminent payments company in Europe and is one of the largest players globally.Ron Kalifa was appointed Deputy Chairman of Worldpay in April 2013.  Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer for over 10 years, building and leading Worldpay into the... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 3:20pm - 3:40pm
Champion's Podium

3:30pm

Understanding the platform ecology model
The dominance of Tencent and Ant Financial in China has driven a new type of business model, ‘the ‘platform ecology’ model. These tech giants have become platforms (or superapps), which offer their own products as well as third-party products to their customers. In these platform ecologies (ecosystems), third parties build products for each other as well as for the end customer of the platform. We will explore the economics of the ‘platform ecology’ model and how this is disrupting existing business models.

Speakers
avatar for Zennon Kapron

Zennon Kapron

Director, Kapronasia
Zennon Kapron is a Director at Kapronasia, a Shanghai-based financial industry market research firm focused on helping fintech companies and financial institutions understand the opportunities in China and Asia's financial services markets including banking, payments and capital markets... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 3:30pm - 3:35pm
Business Model World

3:30pm

Regulatory approaches to bits & blocks, coins & ledgers
After watching the ICO bubble bust, regulators are focused on serious work regarding the legal status of security tokens, debating whether they must be subject to the same rules as listed bonds and stocks. Similarly, regulators from Japan to Singapore are putting regulatory frameworks around crypto-based payments to avoid systemic risk and address AML concerns. The technical upskilling of Asia's regulators will be further tested as they come to grips with early efforts at stablecoins and digital fiat currencies.

Learn what's next on regulators' agendas and how the latest policy updates will shape business models.

Speakers
avatar for Nikola Pavesic

Nikola Pavesic

Head of Partnerships, Nikkei
Nikola is running partnerships for the Nikkei innovation team in Tokyo which includes anything from setting up new offices, managing the investment portfolio, running tech & innovation projects and major tech events. He was born and raised in Croatia, studied in Italy, Switzerland... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 3:30pm - 3:35pm
Regulation Realm

3:30pm

The innovation conundrum: Can banks build internally or do they need to partner or build a new entity from scratch? 
Innovation is an often overused word. How can innovation be benchmarked and how should firms measure its impact? When incumbents look to innovate, do they have the culture and talent to do it themselves or do they need to partner or acquire to succeed?

Speakers
avatar for Huy Nguyen Trieu

Huy Nguyen Trieu

CEO, The Disruptive Group
Huy Nguyen Trieu is the CEO of the Disruptive Group, a business builder and advisory firm in innovation and finance. He is also the co-founder of the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship, and a founding partner of the Asian Supercharger.He has navigated between startups... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 3:30pm - 3:40pm
Innovators' Zone

3:35pm

The platform ecology trifecta
The dominance of Tencent and Ant Financial in China has driven a new type of business model, ‘the ‘platform ecology’ model. These tech giants have leveraged marketplace dynamics to achieve hyper-scale and now offer consumers a range of financial and non-financial services, both their own and from third parties, integrated via a frictionless payments layer. Matthew Chen will dissect the platform model and the three layers he sees as essential for building a successful ecosystem - the technology layer, the platform layer & the service layer.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Chen

Matthew Chen

Oversea Business Group CEO, Sunline
Matthew Chen is CEO of Sunline’s Oversea Business Group, overlooking all oversea subsidiaries. Matthew first joined Sunline in 2015 as the CEO of Sunline’s subsidiary - Sunline Financial Systems & Services (Qianhai) and successfully spearheaded the division to greater heights... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 3:35pm - 3:50pm
Business Model World

3:35pm

Crypto Compliance: a case study on Singapore's regulatory approach
Singapore is shaking off the ICO hangover with a dose of real policy. Learn the latest about licensing for crypto payments systems and digital payment tokens as well as new regulation for security tokens has resolved questions about reporting obligations and the legality of intermediaries who channel funding to new tokens.  

Will this new raft of policies be enough to transition Singapore from an ex-ICO hub to a center for sustainable crypto and blockchain investment?

Speakers
avatar for Mike Kayamori

Mike Kayamori

CEO & Co-Founder, Liquid
Mike Kayamori is QUOINE's Co-Founder CEO, following a career spanning 20 years where he held senior roles at Softbank Group Corporation, Globespan Capital Partners, and Mitsubishi Corporation.  Having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Law from University of Tokyo, before going... Read More →
avatar for Kris Marszalek

Kris Marszalek

Co-Founder & CEO, Crypto.com
As CEO, Kris is responsible for developing the long-term strategy and leading the development of Crypto.com which was founded in 2016 to accelerate the world’s transition to cryptocurrency. Key products include: Crypto.com Wallet & Card app, the best place to buy, sell, and pay... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 3:35pm - 3:55pm
Regulation Realm

3:40pm

Can an incumbent innovate from within? 
As customer demographics and motivations change, so must banks. As legacy infrastructure begins to crumble, new foundations must be built on top of agile, interoperable, cloud-based tech stacks. As new market entrants - from FinTechs to tech giants - eat into banks’ market share, business models, organisational structures and internal culture must evolve. Top down transformation is the name of the game, and flexing to digital demands so much more than technological innovation.  

Moderators
avatar for Vikram Sud

Vikram Sud

Chairman & Mentor, Senyse Technologies
Vikram Sud is an angel investor & mentors multiple FinTech startups in Asia. These include Seynse Technologies (LoanSingh), EpiMoney (FlexiLoans), NYKAA, AsiaCollect (CreditSeva), SoCash, YoloPay, KyePot, Connaizen, 91springboard, Digivation (GlobalLinker) and others. He is a Board... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Akiko Taguchi

Akiko Taguchi

Head of Open Innovation, LumenLab/MetLife Innovation Center Pte Ltd
Akiko Taguchi is the Head of Open Innovation at LumenLab, MetLife Asia’s innovation center in Singapore. LumenLab helps build a culture of innovation at MetLife Asia and drives innovation projects with partners in healthtech and fintech. Akiko leads MetLife’s start-up matchmaking... Read More →
avatar for Macgregor Duncan

Macgregor Duncan

Chief Development Officer, Westpac Banking Corporation
Macgregor is the Chief Development Officer at Westpac where he’s responsible for mergers and acquisitions, strategic and venture investments, strategic partnerships and ecosystems, and data commercialisation. He is the executive sponsor for the Westpac Co-Lab, the FuelD Data Accelerator... Read More →
avatar for Rick Striano

Rick Striano

Managing Director, Digital Product Development, Deutsche Bank
Rick Striano is a Managing Director at Deutsche Bank, where oversees Digital Product Development within the Bank’s Global Cash Management practice. Based in Frankfurt, Rick and his team are responsible for identifying transformational opportunities, and driving them through proof... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Innovators' Zone

3:40pm

Facing failure - how founders overcome setbacks
Burn out, retention, capital raising, pivots, data breaches, compliance... a familiar nightmare? In this session, our seasoned founders will draw out their biggest challenges and lowest blows to compare their war stories and lessons learnt.  

Moderators
avatar for Mirna Sleiman

Mirna Sleiman

CEO, Fintech Galaxy
Mirna Sleiman is the founder and CEO of Fintech Galaxy, a global crowdsourcing platform that connects the fintech ecosystem. A senior executive with 15+ years of experience in government relations, business strategy, digital communications and journalism, mostly within the MENA region.Mirna... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Davy Goh

Davy Goh

CEO and Founder, BCoin.sg Exchange
As the CEO and Founder of BCoin.sg Exchange, Davy is an outspoken blockchain and cryptocurrency evangelist. A motivated leader and serial entrepreneur, Davy has a proven management track record and brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in corporate financial strategies and management.Having... Read More →
avatar for Patrick Lynch

Patrick Lynch

CEO, First Circle
Patrick is the Co-Founder and CEO of First Circle where he leads strategy, corporate development, and the performance and staffing of executive team.Previously Patrick was the Vice President of the Compare Asia Group where he built the emerging markets business across the Philippines... Read More →
avatar for Charishma Chotalia

Charishma Chotalia

General Manager - India, Branch International
Based in Mumbai, Charishma leads Branch’s India operation, and was the key leader responsible for leading Branch's expansion into India. She holds vast knowledge and experience in navigating dynamic, ever-changing regulatory environments to allow companies to scale at speed. Prior... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 3:40pm - 4:20pm
Champion's Podium

3:45pm

AI implementation in financial services
Before AI, dominant financial institutions were built on scale of assets, mass production, exclusivity of relationships, high switching costs and dependence on human ingenuity. Once AI becomes more fully integrated into financial services firms’ operating models, the dominant companies will be known for their scale of data, tailored experiences, optimization and matching, high retention benefits and the value of augmented performance. Is your firm ready?

Speakers
avatar for Charles Ross

Charles Ross

Editorial Director, The Economist Intelligence Unit
Charles is currently director of thought leadership research for Asia, where he covers a territory spanning from Australia to India. His team works with many Western multinationals from the Fortune 500 but increasingly with Asian multinationals, governments, SMEs and high-growth technology... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 3:45pm - 3:55pm
Tech Platform

3:50pm

WorldFirst: Improving the experience of international trade for businesses around the world
In this fireside chat, Jonathan will explain how his World Account platform is improving the experience of international trade for businesses around the world by making cross-border payments faster, cheaper and more transparent. He’ll also explain why Ant Financial is the perfect partner to help WorldFirst achieve its mission of creating the world’s best platform for international trade.

Moderators
avatar for Anshu Nahar

Anshu Nahar

Principal, A.T. Kearney
Anshu Nahar is a Principal with A.T. Kearney. He considers himself a student of technology and is passionate about what technology can do for businesses, individuals, and society at large.His love with financial technology started when he got an opportunity to launch the first payment... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Quin

Jonathan Quin

CEO & Co-Founder, WorldFirst
Jonathan Quin is CEO & co-founder of WorldFirst, a high-growth FinTech that is making it faster, easier, safer and cheaper for businesses and individuals to move money around the world.Jonathan co-founded WorldFirst in 2004 having spent the early part of his career at Citibank and... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 3:50pm - 4:05pm
Business Model World

3:55pm

Case Study: Project Ubin
Aiming to develop cross-border commerce across ASEAN by moving trade flows onto the blockchain, Project Ubin began with digital currency and has expanded into on-exchange settlement, showcasing what can be achieved when regulators partner and do the hard work of upskilling their staff.  Learn what is next for the project and the challenges faced when trying to build policy for a blockchain world.


Moderators
avatar for Emily Parker

Emily Parker

Co-Founder, LongHash
Emily Parker is the co-founder of LongHash, a blockchain incubator and data journalism platform. LongHash has offices in five countries. Previously, Emily was a member of the Policy Planning staff at the U.S. Department of State, where she advised on Internet freedom and digital... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Peter Shen

Peter Shen

Head of Technology Strategy and Innovation, Singapore Exchange
Peter is the Head of Strategy and Innovation for Technology at SGX. He is responsible for driving strategy and communications across all technology domains to ensure business alignment, as well as innovation initiatives to advance the enterprise value of technology.Peter joined SGX... Read More →
avatar for Wee Kee Toh

Wee Kee Toh

Assistant Director FinTech & Innovation Group ​, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Wee Kee is an Assistant Director in the FinTech and Innovation Group (FTIG) of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS). He leads Project Ubin, an industry collaborative project which explores the use of Distributed Ledger Technology for clearing and settlement of payments and securities... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 3:55pm - 4:10pm
Regulation Realm

3:55pm

Are we using it right? Learnings from (perceived) AI applications in financial services
Customer service chatbots, roboadvisors and backend automation... financial services has already implemented perceived AI as a way to automate and drive efficiencies and standardisation. But what does AI look like in financial services, beyond machine learning? What is the right way to approach AI implementation without organisational silos?  

Moderators
avatar for Salman Jaffer

Salman Jaffer

Technology Lead - Natural Language Processing, Refinitiv
Salman is a Chartered Financial Analyst currently working on developing Natural Language Processing solutions in English, Chinese and Japanese at Refinitiv.He has over 15 years experience working in the Financial Services Industry in advisory roles to global banks and more recently... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

CEO & Co-Founder, Active AI 
Biography coming soon
avatar for Dr. Kfir Bar

Dr. Kfir Bar

Chief Scientist, Basis Technology
Kfir Bar is the Chief Scientist at Basis Technology. He has spent many years working in a wide range of natural language processing (NLP) disciplines, including neural machine translation and named entity recognition for anti-crime/terror applications. Kfir focuses on combining linguistic... Read More →
avatar for Olivier Berthier

Olivier Berthier

CEO, Moneythor
Olivier Berthier is the CEO of Moneythor, the technology company providing financial institutions with a digital banking toolkit powered by artificial intelligence (AI). He is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in banking technology and entrepreneurship.Prior... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 3:55pm - 4:25pm
Tech Platform

4:05pm

Translating WeChat's domestic success into international expansion
As WeChat Pay begins to grow its presence across the Asia region, what will be the focus for 2019? How will its cross-border value proposition expand into new markets and what new functionality can be expected?

Speakers
avatar for Yao Ma

Yao Ma

Business Director, WeChat Pay International
Mia Ma was recruited by Tencent holding as business development manager since 2010.She joined WeChat Group since it has been established in 2014. It makes her to be a witness and participant of the history that WeChat Pay started from nothing to become the No.1 digital payment mothed... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 4:05pm - 4:20pm
Business Model World

4:10pm

The case for a stable coin
Stable coins are rising to prominence as stable, fungible and liquid crypto assets, with recent announcements from JP Morgan and Facebook making headlines.  

Industry leaders and investors from R3, Wirex GBIC & Fenbushi Capital discuss the development of stablecoins and their implications for retail and commercial transactions in a session moderated by Matthew Gardiner, Catch London

Moderators
avatar for Antony Lewis

Antony Lewis

Director of Research, R3
Antony is Director of Research for R3 in Singapore. In this role, he produces reports and runs seminars on the evolving concepts, technologies and vendors in the distributed ledger landscape for R3 members, policymakers, and the wider Singapore and APAC community. He has been working... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pavel Matveev

Pavel Matveev

CEO & Co-Founder, Wirex
Pavel Matveev is the CEO and co-founder of Wirex Ltd. Pavel leverages 15 years of experience in software development and IT management in his previous work at Barclays Capital, Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas and Credit Suisse.He is a firm advocate for mass adoption of cryptocurrencies... Read More →
avatar for Sinhae Lee

Sinhae Lee

Partner, GBIC / Block72
Sinhae is Partner at GBIC — a blockchain and cryptocurrency fund, and Block72 — a comprehensive blockchain consulting firm based in US, China, and Korea. Prior to joining GBIC, she has been deeply involved in the FinTech/blockchain industry in Silicon Valley. She led business... Read More →
avatar for Remington Ong

Remington Ong

Partner, Fenbushi Capital
Remington Ong is a partner at Fenbushi Capital, one of the earliest and most active blockchain-focused venture capital firms, where he has managed investments into over 40 leading startups around the world leveraging blockchain technology to disrupt a wide range of industries.  He... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 4:10pm - 4:50pm
Regulation Realm

4:20pm

From growing scale to raising funding: What's next for the rising stars?
In a region dominated by large tech giants how can the rising stars compete and scale mobile wallet solutions. How will the relationships evolve with the larger tech giants seeking to expand into new markets.

Moderators
avatar for Oded Zehavi

Oded Zehavi

Co-founder & CEO, Mesh
Oded Zehavi is the co-founder and CEO of Mesh Payments.Oded started Mesh as he was inspired to address the challenges entrepreneurs face in emerging markets when it comes to borderless payments. As such, for the past decade he has invested in driving growth in emerging markets for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anthony Thomas

Anthony Thomas

CEO & President, Mynt
Anthony is currently the President and CEO of Mynt in the Philippines.  He joined Mynt as COO in 2015 as part of the founding leadership team, and was directly responsible for the financial services vertical. Prior to Mynt, Anthony was with Citibank’s Global Consumer Group for... Read More →
avatar for Paolo Azzola

Paolo Azzola

MD & COO, PayMaya Group
Prior to starting PayMaya (the digital financial services unit of the PLDT Group), Paolo was Managing Director responsible for FinTech at Rocket Internet AG. He helped grow Rocket's influence in the alternative lending and mobile payments verticals, covering fundraising, idea generation... Read More →
avatar for Alex Kong

Alex Kong

Founder & Chairman , TNG FinTech Group 
Alex Kong is the Founder and Chairman of TNG FinTech Group, one of the largest FinTech groups in Asia.Alex is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in technology and business solutions. He has a long and successful track record of enterprise software development for some... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 4:20pm - 4:55pm
Business Model World

4:20pm

Comparing CVCs: investment thesis and innovation benchmarks
CVCs share a lot in common with their VC peers, yet they offer different resources to startups, including access to a core customer and real-life use cases. But do their investments actually influence innovation at their parent firms? What are their benchmarks and how do they measure it innovation impact?

Moderators
avatar for Richard Bird

Richard Bird

Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
Richard heads Freshfields’ IP/ Commercial practice group, leads the Fintech/ Digital team and the TMT sector group in Asia.Richard advises clients in complex technology and brands-heavy transactional and commercial projects (including digital transformations) across Asia, and IP... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Armand Widjaja

Armand Widjaja

Managing Director, PT. Central Capital Ventura
Armand is an experienced business technology professional. Throughout his career, he has been exposed to deep technical knowledge of various industries, especially financial industry. He has a deep understanding on regulated and de-regulated market, and has a passion to establish... Read More →
avatar for Harrie Vollaard

Harrie Vollaard

Managing Partner, Rabo Frontier Ventures
Harrie Vollaard is head of Rabo Frontier Ventures. Harrie has a tremendous background in innovation at Rabobank as he spurred innovation in his role as Innovation Manager and later as Head of Innovation. He co-founded WeHelpen which is a marketplace for informal care and Fundipal... Read More →
avatar for Tomohiro Yamaguchi

Tomohiro Yamaguchi

Executive Managing Director, SBI FinTech Solutions Co., Ltd.
He is 18-years experienced pioneer in finance business and payment industry area, in charge of new project, management and development in Japan and overseas Fintech business in the group. Besides, he is in representative global investment,joint-venture, international transferring... Read More →
avatar for Paul Ark

Paul Ark

Managing Director, Corporate Venture Capital, Digital Ventures
Paul Ark spent the first half of his career as an investment banker, working on IPOs, acquisitions, and private equity deals for global banks Deutsche Bank and Citigroup in Asia and New York, as well as boutique advisories Tonson Capital and Blackwood Ventures in Southeast Asia. He... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Innovators' Zone

4:20pm

Reverse Pitch: Why you (fintech) should take my money (VC)!
It is standard practice to push the fledgling startup into the lions’ den: forcing them to summarise their life’s work into 3-minute pitches before deep-pocketed investors and corporates tear their business models apart. But what happens when the roles are reversed? Join us to see VCs and CVCs in the hotseat. The pressure is on for venture capitalists to justify why startups should take their money and prove that their expertise and FinTech nous is worth the time of our panel of FinTech judges.

Moderators
avatar for Lizzie Chapman

Lizzie Chapman

Co-Founder & CEO, ZestMoney
Lizzie is Co-Founder & CEO of ZestMoney, the digital consumer lending company that is revolutionising the way Indian consumers transact online. Lizzie moved to India in 2011 to spearhead the India operations for UK based digital lender Wonga.com, which was later put on hold. In 2013... Read More →
avatar for Katrina Cokeng

Katrina Cokeng

CEO & Co-Founder of Xen, Co-Founder of Oriente, Xen
Katrina Cokeng is the Co-Founder and CEO of Xen, the first-of-its-kind digital securitization platform providing a one-stop solution for access and liquidity in alternative investments (hedge funds, private equity funds, real estate funds etc.). It is the first licensed security token... Read More →
avatar for Theodora Lau

Theodora Lau

Founder, Unconventional Ventures
Theodora (Theo) Lau is an innovator and technologist, whose work seeks to spark innovation to improve consumer financial well-being and health. She focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of financial institutions, corporates, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists to better... Read More →
avatar for Kelvin Teo

Kelvin Teo

Co-Founder, Funding Societies | Modalku
Kelvin Teo is the co-founder of Funding Societies | Modalku, the largest SME digital financing platform in Southeast Asia, licensed and operating in Singapore, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It gives loans to small-medium businesses for growth, crowdfunded by individual and institutional... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Christopher Aw

Christopher Aw

Operating Adviser, Monk's Hill Ventures
Christopher is an operating adviser with Monk’s Hill Ventures, a Series A focused venture capital firm, a member of the selection committee for the German Accelerator in South East Asia as well as a mentor at Chinaccelerator in Shanghai and the MOX accelerator in Taipei. He independently... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Ho

Jennifer Ho

Principal, Dymon Asia Capital Ventures
Jennifer started her career in Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division in New York, covering financial sponsors and consumer / retail companies. She returned to Singapore in 2011, when she joined TPG Capital, evaluating investment opportunities in Southeast Asia. Jen also spent... Read More →
avatar for David Gowdey

David Gowdey

Managing Partner, Jungle Ventures
Mr. Gowdey is currently a Managing Partner at Jungle Ventures, a Singapore based venture capital firm focused on internet and technology investments in South Asia. Prior to Jungle, David spent 3.5 years at TPG Capital where he led internet investments outside of the US within the... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 4:20pm - 5:00pm
Champion's Podium

4:25pm

Algorithms in action: How to turn a bank into a tech company
Citi and Feedzai are two of the most prolific companies turning traditional banking into a high tech business. From her vantage point as head of Citi’s innovation lab in Singapore, Morgan McKenney is uniquely qualified to speak on the latest trends banks should be looking at to turn themselves into tech companies. As an executive for the leading company helping Citi and many other banks in that transformation, Richard gives his views on how to invest in the right technology to make that transformation successful.

Speakers
avatar for Morgan McKenney

Morgan McKenney

Head of Core Cash Management for Asia Pacific & Citi Innovation Lab Singapore, Citi
Morgan is the head of Core Cash Management for Asia within Citi's Institutional business based in Hong Kong.  In this role, she is responsible for Payments and Receivables, Channels and Enterprise Services, and Commercial Cards across the region.  She also manages the Citi Innovation... Read More →
avatar for Richard Harris

Richard Harris

Head of APAC, Feedzai
A veteran in both the finance and technology industries, Richard is helping to lead Feedzai's global scaling. Before joining Feedzai, Richard held Vice President roles at both Experian and Accertify, during which time he built global sales teams and helped lead regional expansion... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 4:25pm - 4:40pm
Tech Platform

4:40pm

An inside view into creating a chatbot
Stuart and Dror will talk about how one of the world’s leading international banks and a fintech leveraged Conversational AI to design client experiences that are not just convenient and personal – but is a whole new banking experience. With anecdotes about the journey, they will share insights on what it takes to design, develop, deploy and maintain and grow a chatbot. They’ll discuss key takeaways about Stacy, Standard Chartered Bank’s KAI-powered chatbot, who engages with clients in English and Cantonese, and where the future is headed.

Speakers
avatar for Stuart Beaumont

Stuart Beaumont

Global Head, Distribution Transformation, Voice & Virtual, Standard Chartered 
Stuart Beaumont is the Global Head, Voice and Virtual and Distribution Transformation, Retail Banking, for Standard Chartered Bank. Based in Singapore, Stuart is responsible for transforming service delivery and improving service standards in the bank’s Client Contact Centres. He... Read More →
avatar for Dror Oren

Dror Oren

Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder, Kasisto
Dror is Chief Product Officer & Co-Founder at Kasisto, creators of KAI Banking, the leading conversational AI platform for the finance industry. Kasisto counts DBS Bank, JP Morgan, Mastercard, Standard Chartered, TD Bank, and Wells Fargo among its customers as well as other leading... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 4:40pm - 5:00pm
Tech Platform

4:50pm

What is the role of the regulator when AI makes decisions and blockchain tracks data?
If we analyze data for fraud and risk through machine learning and track data on blockchains, how do human regulators continue to add value? As other parts of financial services grapple with increasing levels of automation and consider reducing or retraining staff, what does this look like for regulators in Asia? How does the industry benefit from a tech-enabled regulator? How should regulators view the use of these technologies by supervised firms?

Moderators
avatar for Kai Schmitz

Kai Schmitz

FinTech Investment Lead, Latin America, International Finance Corporation
Kai Schmitz is Investment Lead for the Global FinTech Investment Group of IFC, the largest Fintech investor in emerging markets. He is responsible for equity and debt investments in emerging market Fintech companies, with focus on Payments and Online Lenders. In Latin America, he... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michelle East

Michelle East

Director , Certainty Compliance Pty Ltd
Michelle East is CEO and Founder of Certainty Compliance. Our clients are transforming financial services and energy. Certainty Compliance helps start-ups, scale-ups and established players entering the Australian market resolve regulatory issues, design better products, and get licensed... Read More →
avatar for Sopnendu Mohanty

Sopnendu Mohanty

Chief FinTech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Sopnendu Mohanty is responsible for creating development strategies, public infrastructure and regulatory policies around technology innovation. Mohanty has spent over 20 years in various leadership roles globally in technology, finance and innovation. He has co-authored several patented... Read More →
avatar for Andreas Burner

Andreas Burner

Chief Innovation Officer, SmartStream Technologies
Andreas Burner, CIO of SmartStream Technologies; has been with SmartStream since 1997 and has over 20 years of experience in building financial service solutions for international top banks. He is the head of the SmartStream Innovation Lab with a mission to establish a culture of... Read More →
avatar for Stanley Yong

Stanley Yong

CTO, IBM
Stanley is CTO for IBM's Blockchain in Financial Services business unit. He leads projects that involve both financial and technical aspects of the emerging token economy and the use of digital assets. Across a career of 15 years, he hasalso been Head of Asia for R3’s Services... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 4:50pm - 5:30pm
Regulation Realm

4:55pm

What’s next for mobile payments in Asia for 2019? 
What are the next steps in building a mobile payments scheme across Asia and beyond? Hear the latest steps that Ant Financial are taking to drive a global partnership framework to drive inclusion, cross-border payments and new pockets of value for consumers.


Moderators
avatar for Thomas Olsen

Thomas Olsen

Partner, Bain & Company
Thomas Olsen is a partner in Bain & Company's Singapore office. He leads Bain's Strategy and Corporate Finance practices in Asia Pacific and coordinates the Corporate and Transaction Banking and Capital Markets sectors in the firm's Financial Services practice.He has more than 20... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Douglas Feagin

Douglas Feagin

President of International Business Group, Ant Financial
Douglas joined Ant Financial in June 2016 to spearhead Ant Financial’s globalization strategy, as well as Alipay’s international business development, operations and marketing activities. Prior to joining Ant Financial, Douglas was senior partner of Goldman, Sachs & Co., with... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 4:55pm - 5:15pm
Business Model World

5:00pm

CFTE workshop: How would YOU innovate in a bank?
One of the most pressing challenges for banks around the world is to get innovation right. But most find it difficult to transform their century-old organisations, and even deciding on a strategy is not obvious.

In this fast-paced workshop in collaboration with CFTE, you will think of how YOU would innovate in a bank.

Speakers
avatar for Janos Barberis

Janos Barberis

Advisory Board Member, CFTE
Biography coming soon.
avatar for Huy Nguyen Trieu

Huy Nguyen Trieu

CEO, The Disruptive Group
Huy Nguyen Trieu is the CEO of the Disruptive Group, a business builder and advisory firm in innovation and finance. He is also the co-founder of the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship, and a founding partner of the Asian Supercharger.He has navigated between startups... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Innovators' Zone

5:00pm

Is there an inherent conflict between centralized AI and decentralized blockchains? 
The successful implementation of future technologies in financial services is limited without an understanding of their interdependencies. We will explore how centralized and decentralized technologies can work together, the best way to utilize AI and blockchain in complement and how businesses should overcome a siloed approach to technology implementation in the future.

Moderators
avatar for May-Ann Lim

May-Ann Lim

MD, TRPC Pte Ltd; Executive Director, Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA)
May-Ann is the Managing Director of research consultancy TRPC Pte Ltd, and is concurrently the Executive Director of the Asia Cloud Computing Association (ACCA). She has extensive experience in public policy, technology policy development, and government relations communications across... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sinuhe Arroyo

Dr. Sinuhe Arroyo

Founder & CEO, TAIGER
Dr. Sinuhé Arroyo is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TAIGER, a global Artificial Intelligence company headquartered in Singapore with offices in five other countries across Europe, America and Asia-Pacific.He is a Committee Member in the Info-Communications Media Development... Read More →
avatar for Jaan Tallinn

Jaan Tallinn

Founding Engineer of Skype, Co-Founder Future of Life Institute & Philanthropist, ASI
Jaan Tallinn is a founding engineer of Skype and Kazaa. He is a co-founder of the Cambridge Centre for the Study of Existential Risk (cser.org), Future of Life Institute (futureoflife.org), and philanthropically supports other existential risk research organisations. Jaan is on the... Read More →
avatar for Shumian He

Shumian He

CEO and Co-founder, MoAir Cloud
Bio coming soon


Tuesday March 19, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Tech Platform

5:00pm

Women in Fintech meetup
It is proven that a key driver for innovation is diversity of thinking and experiences. Join founders and professional women in fintech for this meetup to expand your network and hear from some of the most inspiring leaders in the industry. Regional leaders like Gladys Chun from Lazada will share their experiences and learnings on gender and diversity in the workplace.

Moderators
avatar for Ritu Marya

Ritu Marya

Editor-in-Chief, Entrepreneur.com APAC | Franchise India Media
Ritu Marya is the Editor- in- Chief for Entrepreneur India-Asia-Pacific and Franchise India Media, a group company of Franchise India Holdings Limited. She leads the editorial desk which comprises business magazines including Entrepreneur, The Franchising World and Retailer together... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Carol Grunberg

Carol Grunberg

Head of Growth, Global and Strategic Partnerships, Ant Financial
Carol Grunberg has worked extensively across payments and technology in the U.S., India and China, and currently serves as the Head of Growth, Global and Strategic Partnerships at Ant Financial. She oversees business development and operations for the global account partners of Ant... Read More →
avatar for Gladys Chun

Gladys Chun

General Counsel & Head of Government Affairs, Lazada Group
Bio coming soon
avatar for Buhle Goslar

Buhle Goslar

Chief Customer Officer, JUMO
Buhle Goslar is the Chief Customer Officer at JUMO, a technology platform connecting millions of un(der)served people and businesses to progressive financial choices on their mobile phones in Africa and Asia. She has held senior leadership roles in product management, customer strategy... Read More →
avatar for Raja Al Mazrouei

Raja Al Mazrouei

Executive Vice President - FinTech Hive, DIFC
Raja Al Mazrouei is the Executive Vice President of FinTech Hive at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). In this capacity, she oversees the innovation initiative that brings together key stakeholders from Financial Institutions, Government entities, Technology Partners... Read More →
avatar for Jane Wu

Jane Wu

Chairlady of Global Advisory Committee, QRC Group
Jane is an BA graduate of Shanghai Jiaotong University and received MS in Economics from City University of New York.As an expert in International Business Cooperation and Solution, she spent over ten years working in United States, Central Europe and Asia Pacific Region from which... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Champion's Podium

5:15pm

Still dominant, how do card schemes self-disrupt? 
With the advent of super apps and national instant payments clearing systems branching out into retail, what is the outlook for the card schemes in 2019? National card schemes still dominate but alternative payments or shifts in the value chain is creating a state of flux. How can national and international card schemes play a role in these changes and more importantly what new value can be created for consumers and businesses. How will a card product, a piece of tech from the 1970s, evolve?

Moderators
avatar for Meg Nakamura

Meg Nakamura

Co-Founder & CEO, Shift Payments
In 2005, Meg joined Promontory Financial Group and specialized in risk and compliance reporting and anti-money laundering programs. In 2010, Meg and her co-founder, Greg Kidd, started investing in early stage companies. The fund has invested in over 100 companies, many of which are... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jocelyn Ang

Jocelyn Ang

COO, NETS
As COO, Ms Ang is responsible for NETS’ day-to-day operations, implementing the company’s strategic direction and driving the growth of its debit and internet payments businesses.In her tenure with NETS, she has held various senior management positions including Managing Director... Read More →
avatar for Rama Sridhar

Rama Sridhar

Executive Vice-President, Digital and Emerging Partnerships and New Payment Flows, Asia-Pacific, Mastercard
Rama Sridhar is the Executive Vice President, Digital and Emerging Partnerships, Asia Pacific, Mastercard, where she oversees the driving of market momentum of Mastercard’s products and services with a focus on partners who are driven to innovating and enabling seamless, convenient... Read More →
avatar for Jonathon Gould

Jonathon Gould

Vice President, Global Acceptance - APAC, Discover
Jonathon Gould serves as Regional Managing Director and Head of Global Acceptance, Asia Pacific for Discover Financial Services. In this role, Mr. Gould is responsible for leading the business development and relationship management team to build acquiring capabilities for Discover... Read More →


Tuesday March 19, 2019 5:15pm - 5:45pm
Business Model World
 
Wednesday, March 20
 

9:30am

Wake up with the CEOs
What keeps a CEO awake at night? Is it the competition, is it regulation, is it internal matters or a combination of all of these? Hear from a panel of leaders as they share their intimate thoughts about the challenges they face and how they balance prioritize in a rapidly changing payments landscape. They will also share their candid views on topical news and announcements giving a unique insight into the mind of a CEO. How will the commercial models in payments evolve, where are the new sources of value and what are the opportunities to branch out into other verticals in financial services. Join us as David Birch dissects the brain of a CEO. 


Moderators
avatar for Dave Birch

Dave Birch

Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion
David G.W Birch is Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey Business School. He is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money; was named... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Rohan Mahadevan

Rohan Mahadevan

SVP, International Markets, PayPal
As PayPal’s Senior Vice President of Asia Pacific, Rohan Mahadevan provides strategic direction for one of the company’s fastest-growing regions covering many of the largest commerce markets in the world, including Australia, Greater China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. Currently... Read More →
avatar for Laurent le Moal

Laurent le Moal

CEO, PayU
Laurent was appointed CEO, PayU in January 2016 and is a member of the Naspers Executive Team. He is responsible for developing our global fintech proposition, including all payments and credit operations across 18 high-growth markets as well as all strategic fintech investments... Read More →
avatar for Aldi Haryopratomo

Aldi Haryopratomo

CEO, GO-PAY
Aldi joined GO-JEK with a vision to accelerate the adoption of financial services for the unbanked and underbanked, particularly in rural areas where financial services are yet widely available. He is the founder of MAPAN, an Indonesian lending network recently acquired by GO-JEK... Read More →
avatar for Ron Kalifa

Ron Kalifa

Deputy Chairman, Worldpay
Worldpay is the largest and pre-eminent payments company in Europe and is one of the largest players globally.Ron Kalifa was appointed Deputy Chairman of Worldpay in April 2013.  Previously, he was Chief Executive Officer for over 10 years, building and leading Worldpay into the... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 9:30am - 10:00am
The Matrix

10:00am

Connecting Southeast Asia: The imperative for women’s financial inclusion
Formed of regulators, practitioners and academics, we are joined at Money20/20 Asia by the Women’s World Banking council. This council, formed of powerhouses from Facebook, Standard Chartered, DBS Bank, Wing Limited Specialised Bank, Asia Development Bank, Patamar Capital, Giti Group, Card MRI,  OJK, BSP, National Bank of Cambodia, and even the Indonesian Minister of Finance, focuses on the economic imperative to advance women’s financial inclusion and provide strategic guidance for economic empowerment across Southeast Asia. At Money20/20 Asia, the council will share insights on reaching social commerce entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia and their investment plans across the region. Find out more about this key underbanked segment and opportunities to advance financial reach.

Moderators
avatar for Donny Prasetya

Donny Prasetya

Digital Financial Inclusion Advisor, Independent Consultant
Donny is an advisor for Digital Financial Inclusion. During his 20+ professional experience, he has worked extensively on the subject from multiple angles: from the perspective of Incumbent FI, FinTechs, Development Institutions focusing on regulatory capacity building, as well as... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Mary Ellen Iskenderian

Mary Ellen Iskenderian

CEO & President, Women's World Banking
Mary Ellen Iskenderian is President and CEO of Women’s World Banking, the global nonprofit devoted to giving more low-income women access to the financial tools and resources they require to achieve security and prosperity. Ms. Iskenderian joined Women’s World Banking in 2006... Read More →
avatar for Mary James

Mary James

Assistant Director, Gender, Foreign Policy & Asia Engagement Section, Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade
Mary James is a gender equality and social inclusion specialist with over 15 years experience working in gender equality and social development across the Australian aid program in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. Mary currently leads on women's economic empowerment, including financial... Read More →
avatar for Jojo Malolos

Jojo Malolos

Chief Executive Officer, Wing (Cambodia) Limited Specialised Bank
Jojo is Chief Executive Officer of Wing (Cambodia), a pioneering and leading Mobile Banking and Finance Institution that has the biggest mobile financial services footprint in Cambodia. Wing allows for the use of innovation and technology to give Cambodians, particularly the unbanked... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Taimur Baig

Dr. Taimur Baig

Managing Director & Chief Economist, DBS Group
Taimur Baig heads economics as well as macro strategy for interest rate, credit, currency, and equities at DBS Group Research. Prior to joining DBS, Taimur was a Principal Economist at the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Earlier he spent nine years at Deutsche Bank’s Singapore... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 10:00am - 10:30am
The Matrix

10:55am

More players at the table. The tech giants are coming
Techfin has taken the initiative from the FinTech firms, as superior UX, massive reach and deep pockets enable tech firms to push up against the last remaining defensive moat for FIs, licensure

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Wong

Matthew Wong

Lead Analyst, Financial Services, CB Insights
Matthew Wong is lead analyst at CB Insights, where he manages all financial services technology research coverage. Matthew's published industry research and analysis have been featured in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times, Bloomberg, CNBC and Reuters... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 10:55am - 11:10am
Business Model World

11:00am

Building open platforms
As the wave of open banking initiatives wash over the banking industry in every region, how can organisations overcome the challenges and turn this into an opportunity. How should organisations consider their platform and partnership strategy

Speakers
avatar for Darren Thayre

Darren Thayre

Partner - Digital, Technology, Analytics. APAC, Oliver Wyman
Darren Thayre is a Partner in the Digital, Technology and Analytics (DTA) practice for Asia Pacific. Darren's focus is on Financial Services and adjacent areas to FS.Prior to working at Oliver Wyman Darren led a consulting team across Asia Pacific for Amazon Web Services, his focus... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:15am
Regulation Realm

11:00am

Against the tide: From Silicon Valley to the City
There are seemingly endless stories of bankers moving to join or start Fintech startups at the moment, while Megan Caywood decided to go the other way. Why make the change, and why end up at Barclays from Starling? Megan will share more stories behind this.

Moderators
avatar for Drew Graham

Drew Graham

Fintech Strategy
Drew is a serial entrepreneur turned banker, a sheep in wolf’s clothing. He joined Standard Chartered as Director of Fintech Strategy and Engagement in 2016. He was then the Head of Platform for the Standard Chartered Virtual Bank in Hong Kong until February 2019. Before joining... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Megan Caywood

Megan Caywood

Global Head of Digital Strategy, Barclays
Megan serves as the Global Head of Digital Strategy at Barclays. She moved to the UK from San Francisco in 2016 on an Exceptional Talent visa for her work in FinTech to help start Starling Bank, where she served as Chief Platform Officer. Starling raised $70 million in their first... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:20am
Champion's Podium

11:00am

What technologies will underpin the next generation of fintech unicorns?
Leveraging data from Crunchbase's unparalleled database, this session will explore the technology trends that have driven the current generation of fintech firms and look forward to the developments that will characterize the next crop of billion-dollar businesses.

Then hear the data behind the deals interpreted by Crunchbase's CEO and the Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures, as they unpick what is leading the next crop of unicorns in the West and the East.

Speakers
avatar for Wei Hopeman

Wei Hopeman

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures
Wei is a Co-founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures, the largest FinTech focused venture fund in Asia. Arbor aims to shape the way the world transacts by investing in early stage companies that enable frictionless transactions across financial services and digital commerce... Read More →
avatar for Jager McConnell

Jager McConnell

CEO, Crunchbase
Jager McConnell is the CEO of Crunchbase, the leading platform used by millions of entrepreneurs and investors looking to discover innovative companies and the people behind them. Jager joined Crunchbase as it became a venture-backed startup in enterprise data. Prior to joining Crunchbase... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 11:00am - 11:20am
Tech Platform

11:00am

Money20/20 Startup Pitch: Part 1
We are proud to present the Money20/20 Asia Startup Pitch contest 2019. We have selected 15 of the very best startups working across a range of geographies presenting the greatest opportunities for growth. Join our panel of seasoned VCs to help select the final 3 who will go ahead to pitch on our main stage on Thursday. The brightest entrepreneurial stars are pitching for $40k SGD.

Moderators
avatar for Moaffak Ahmed

Moaffak Ahmed

Serial Entrepreneur and Early Stage Investor
Serial entrepreneur and early stage investor with over 25 years of marketing and business development experience in Europe, North America and Asia. Moaffak has invested in over 60 early stage technology companies. Prior to this, Moaffak was co-founder of Trema (today: ION Trading... Read More →
avatar for Doris Au-Yeung

Doris Au-Yeung

Vice President, Motive Partners
Doris began her career at Morgan Stanley where she held multiple roles within Capital Markets over a span of six years. While at Morgan Stanley, she was responsible for driving strategic initiatives across Legal & Compliance in New York and leading clients' revenue and profitability... Read More →
avatar for Sam Hall

Sam Hall

Managing Director, ASEAN, Rainmaking Innovation
Samuel Hall is Managing Director, ASEAN @ Rainmaking Innovation. He works with market-leading corporates & MNCs on growth and renewal through two key areas of focus: de-risked collaboration with mature startups, and the application of emerging business model and technology trends... Read More →
avatar for Dave Ng

Dave Ng

Venture Partner, B Capital Group
Dave Ng is a Principal at B Capital Group, a global venture capital fund with offices in San Francisco, New York, Los Angeles and Singapore. Dave invests in fintech, consumer, enterprise and digital health, and leads the fund’s investments in Southeast Asia and US. Some of his recent... Read More →
avatar for Mancy Sun

Mancy Sun

Co-head & Managing Director, Principal Strategic Investments (APAC) Goldman Sachs, Goldman Sachs’ Principal Strategic Investment Group
Mancy is a managing director Min the Principal Strategic Investments (PSI) team in Asia Pacific, a strategy and investing team that manages a global portfolio of strategic investments in financial technology, market structure and enterprise software. She is also a lead investor for... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Anish Achuthan

Anish Achuthan

Co-founder & CEO, Open
Anish is a Fintech professional with 15 years of experience in payments, consumer mobile & internet space. He was previously part of the senior leadership of PayU & Citrus Payments. Prior to this, Anish was the founder of payment startup- Zwitch, India’s first contactless mobile... Read More →
avatar for Naga Tan

Naga Tan

Co-Founder & Co-CEO, Dana Cita | Bukas.ph
Naga is the Co-Founder & Co-CEO of Dana Cita | Bukas.ph. Before founding Dana Cita, Naga worked as a fixed income trader at Morgan Stanley in London and in the Hedge Fund Strategies Group at Goldman Sachs. Naga holds an MBA from The Wharton School, an MA in International Studies from... Read More →
avatar for Stuart Thornton

Stuart Thornton

CEO, hoolah
Stuart is the CEO and Co Founder of hoolah – A Singapore headquarted Fintech business. As CEO his role is focused at leading the strategy and growth of hoolah across Asia – a company focused at building closer relationships between retailers and consumers by driving responsible... Read More →
avatar for Ashish Anand

Ashish Anand

Founder & CEO, Whrrl
Ashish is founder of Whrrl, a Blockchain driven financial inclusion lending platform for farmers. Whrrl uses an innovative financial product called "Warehouse Receipt Loan" for enhancing the income of farmers and simultaneously reducing the risk of banks.Before pivoting to Whrrl... Read More →
avatar for Chandrima Das

Chandrima Das

Founder & CEO, Bento - Investing Simplified
Chandrima Das is the CEO & Founder of Bento, Asia's first B2C & B2B2C human led robo- advisor. She has over 20 years experience in asset management and private banking industry. Bento was conceived to bring an institutional portfolio based investment process to the wealth management... Read More →
avatar for Josh Foreman

Josh Foreman

Founder & CEO, InDebted
Josh is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for technology and data. He has been working at the intersection between finance and tech for the past five years, with extensive experience in the financial management of businesses small and large.He co-founded a technology training company... Read More →
avatar for Sara Koslinska

Sara Koslinska

CEO, Limitless
Sara Koslinska is the CEO of Limitless, a fintech startup providing a microinvestment app to financial institutions. She’s one of the Forbes 30 under 30.Previously, she worked for startups including Rocket Internet's Foodpanda in Singapore and an Israeli online platform and was... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 11:00am - 12:00pm
Innovators' Zone

11:10am

Building the platform application layer
Dive into the financial services journey from SaaP, to SaaS, taking final form as a platform. Explore the benefits of the plug-and-play model and how cloud, social, and mobile forces shape this process. How can organisations utilise data in understanding their journey to become a platform. Learn how the interaction point for end users has shifted from traditional financial institutions to the application layer.

This session will look at successful models of establishing an organisation as part of a platform ecosystem, and showcase effective data use policies. We will establish a roadmap for achieving success in adopting a platform approach to future service and product decision making.

Speakers
avatar for Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu

Co-Founder & President, Airwallex
Lucy is a co-founder and the President of Airwallex. Previously an investment consultant at the China International Capital Corp, China's first joint venture investment bank, she is responsible for overseeing the ongoing business operations within Airwallex. Lucy was named one of... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 11:10am - 11:25am
Business Model World

11:15am

Global open banking review
Open banking is making inroads in Asia, some driven by regulatory mandate and others enticed by open API guidelines, with lessons drawn from European early adopters. Hear from an expert in open banking initiatives around the world about which countries are closest to adopting open banking and what the challenges are for banks and regulators.

Speakers
avatar for Gavin Littlejohn

Gavin Littlejohn

Chairman, FDATA
Gavin Littlejohn serves as Chairman of the Financial Data and Technology Association www.fdata.org.uk, the Global Open Banking Trade Association, where he successfully led the campaign to have account aggregation added to PSD2 in 2013. Through FDATA he is a leader of the Open Banking... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 11:15am - 11:25am
Regulation Realm

11:20am

Exploring new data sources
If data is the new water, then financial firms are drawing from new wells. New data sets are being pulled from an increasingly wide array of sources, each being mined in different ways for insights into individuals and businesses financial habits and needs.

The open data economy is forecast by McKinsey to generate more than $3 trillion in economic value annually across industries. How will your firm profit from changing data regulations and new sources of data?


Moderators
avatar for Danny Gilligan

Danny Gilligan

Co-Founder & MD, Reinventure Group
As both a serial entrepreneur and venture capitalist, Danny Gilligan is at the forefront of driving disruptive innovation in Australia’s financial services sector. Through Reinventure Group, co-founded with Simon Cant in 2013, he is pioneering a new model of corporateventure capital... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Srinivas Chamarthy

Srinivas Chamarthy

Director of Engineering, Flipkart India Pvt Ltd
Srinivas Chamarthy is the Director of Engineering, Pricing & Promotions at Flipkart. In this role, he leads the Pricing and Promotions platforms at Flipkart that price for all products in the catalogue. He is also responsible for building a pricing insights and recommendations data-driven... Read More →
avatar for Nimesh Mehta

Nimesh Mehta

CEO and Founder, Rockmetric
Nimesh is the CEO and Founder of Rockmetric. Nimesh is building one of the fastest growing Enterprise AI start-ups in India. Nimesh works with senior leaders from some of the largest banks and financial services institutions to transform how they monitor business using Data and AI.Rockmetric... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Yinglian Xie

Dr. Yinglian Xie

CEO, Datavisor
Yinglian Xie is the CEO and co-founder of DataVisor, the leading AI and big data analytics company that protects consumer-facing enterprises from a variety of fraud, abuse, and money laundering activities. She received her Ph.D. in Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
Tech Platform

11:20am

When to pivot in the intense payment race
Timing is everything! From when you launch your product to expansion to even pivoting a business model. What are drivers and how do you know when the time is right? Hear from a panel of CEOs who will share their candid insights on when to pivot, how to evaluate new verticals and adjacencies and the commercial dynamics at play. Where are the new commercial opportunities in financial services and what is the right model to capitalise upon them?

Moderators
avatar for Rogier Rouppe van der Voort

Rogier Rouppe van der Voort

COO, Payments & Cards Network
Rogier, the COO of Payments & Cards Network, has been with the company for the last 6 years taking responsibility for building this headhunting agency from an organisational point of view. Headquartered in Amsterdam and also with offices in Atlanta and Singapore, they cover the most... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Bipin Preet Singh

Bipin Preet Singh

Founder & CEO, MobiKwik
Bipin Preet Singh is the Founder and CEO of MobiKwik, India’s leading digital financial services platform. He founded MobiKwik with the vision to transform the digital payments landscape in the country, which was almost non-existent when the company started operations in 2009. Today... Read More →
avatar for Andy Li

Andy Li

CEO, Silot.ai
Andy is the founder and CEO of Silot, a Singapore based Fintech Company that empower financial institutions for next-generation efficiency & capability by connecting data and functionalities silos, with the immersion of AI and BlockChain.Silot pioneers the development of streamlined... Read More →
avatar for Max Liu

Max Liu

EMQ, Co-Founder & CEO
Max Liu is Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of EMQ. A veteran of the financial services industry, Max’s career spans more than 20 years across Asia and the United States. Across Asia, Max has seen how conventional banking excluded large segments of society, particularly low-income... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 11:20am - 11:50am
Champion's Podium

11:25am

Strengthening digital economies in Southeast Asia through Asia’s first cross-border payment alliance
Hear from the CEO International Singtel, who is driving this telco into financial services with a play to connect both telco and non-telco mobile wallets across Southeast Asia. Arthur’s plan is to create a region-wide payments network that leverages Singtel’s reach. Join this presentation to find out the roadmap for development as Arthur shares his vision of an integrated digital market in ASEAN.  

Speakers
avatar for Arthur Lang

Arthur Lang

CEO, Singtel International Group
Mr Arthur Lang, 46, is the Chief Executive Officer, International for Singtel. His main responsibilities are to oversee the growth of the Group’s regional associates across India, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and 14 countries in Africa, strengthen its relationship with overseas... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 11:25am - 11:40am
Business Model World

11:25am

Open banking initiatives: what's actually worked and what's next?
With open banking in force in Europe and now Asia, what early lessons have we learned and what's required to achieve its intended vision? What are the best example of success so far and what can we learn from countries such as Australia that has taken a progressive approach? What can we expect to see from the tech giants that are actively exploring new ground?

Moderators
avatar for Stuart Stoyan

Stuart Stoyan

Founder & CEO, MoneyPlace
Stuart Stoyan is founder and CEO of consumer lender MoneyPlace. Founded in 2015, MoneyPlace is one of Australia’s fastest growing personal loan providers, using risk-based pricing to offer consumers the best rate possible.Stuart has helped shape national fintech and innovation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Nilixa Devlukia

Nilixa Devlukia

Payments Expert
Nilixa is an experienced regulatory and payments expert who has worked with industry, regulators, central banks, the World Bank and legislators to drive changes in the payments ecosystem for a payments landscape that is secure, transparent and inclusive. Nilixa is a well know public... Read More →
avatar for Eli Rosner

Eli Rosner

Chief Product and Technology Officer, Finastra
As the Chief Product and Technology Officer, Eli is responsible for Finastra's Product and Technology organizations. His main areas of accountability include Product, Solution and Platform Strategy, Product Portfolio Management, Product Management, Innovation, Customer Centric Design... Read More →
avatar for Sairam Rangachari

Sairam Rangachari

Executive Director, Head of Open Banking & API Strategy, Treasury Services, J.P. Morgan
Sairam is a product and technology executive strongly rooted in innovation and a dynamic growth culture. Sairam started his career in a Fintech start-up and played a key role in taking the idea to building a successful product around it through its eventual acquisition. Sairam has... Read More →
avatar for Gavin Littlejohn

Gavin Littlejohn

Chairman, FDATA
Gavin Littlejohn serves as Chairman of the Financial Data and Technology Association www.fdata.org.uk, the Global Open Banking Trade Association, where he successfully led the campaign to have account aggregation added to PSD2 in 2013. Through FDATA he is a leader of the Open Banking... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 11:25am - 11:55am
Regulation Realm

11:40am

Building a constellation of super apps
What goes into the making of a truly Super app? Join GO-PAY CEO Aldi Haryopratomo for a peek into the apps that power the GOJEK ecosystem and the digital payments offering underpinning it all, serving an ever-growing universe of partners, users, merchants and a spectrum of the underbanked in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.

Speakers
avatar for Aldi Haryopratomo

Aldi Haryopratomo

CEO, GO-PAY
Aldi joined GO-JEK with a vision to accelerate the adoption of financial services for the unbanked and underbanked, particularly in rural areas where financial services are yet widely available. He is the founder of MAPAN, an Indonesian lending network recently acquired by GO-JEK... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 11:40am - 11:55am
Business Model World

11:50am

What data does a bank need? A spotlight on digital transformation
Banks try to stir up innovation internally to keep customers and build new revenue streams, but what are the required ingredients? Join us for a deep dive into the process of mapping the data needed to transform the way a bank operates.

Speakers
avatar for Paul Cobban

Paul Cobban

Chief Data & Transformation Officer, DBS Bank
Paul Cobban is Chief Data and Transformation Officer for DBS. Based in Singapore, his portfolio involves strengthening the bank’s data-driven agenda by laying down a strong digital foundation and driving a future ready mindset at DBS.In addition, he spearheads the bank’s improvement... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 11:50am - 12:10pm
Tech Platform

11:50am

The top moments from The Payments Race!
To make an impact to the world, you need to have a technological argument, and economic argument... and buy in from society.

Over the past Money20/20 events, we have pitched various payment methods against each other in a race to get from one city to another, using only one form of payment, to test how payments work in realty.

Who would have thought you could get across America using only Gold? Or you could buy pho with Bitcoin in Vietnam? Or a taxi with a ring? This session will share the top moments from the race.



Speakers
avatar for Ali Paterson

Ali Paterson

Editor in Chief, Fintech Finance
I head production and editorial for "Fintech Finance" Video Channel and Magazine, as well as host the episodes, which means I get to interview some of the best and brightest representatives across the financial services landscape and attend some damm cool events!


Wednesday March 20, 2019 11:50am - 12:10pm
Champion's Podium

11:55am

Financial products to serve commerce customers: Tokopedia’s journey to empower merchants
The Southeast Asian e-commerce giant Tokopedia is expanding its financial service offerings to merchants, from lending and microinsurance to wealth management and gold. Tokopedia’s Head of Fintech will share more about this strategy, the unit economics and digital KYC processes that make this scalable and the ultimate aim to democratize commerce to the fullest.

Speakers
avatar for Samuel Sentana

Samuel Sentana

Head of Fintech, PT. Tokopedia
Samuel Sentana is the Head of Financial Technology at Tokopedia, developing Tokopedia's Fintech business and establishing key partnerships. Prior to Tokopedia, Samuel was an Equity Research Analyst in Deutsche Bank. Samuel received his MSc in Accounting and Finance from UNSW and BA... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 11:55am - 12:10pm
Business Model World

11:55am

Conquering the compliance monster: today and tomorrow
What’s the best way to approach open banking? Across APAC, some jurisdictions are taking a regulatory approach whilst others are led by the market and industry collaboration. But will they all coming together to form a region-wide standard? And what can be learnt from PSD2 in Europe (and even PSD3 on the horizon)? Listen to our compliance experts offering practical advice for how to cope with new regulation and regulators on open banking principles and cross-border data sharing and security. 


Moderators
avatar for Ghela Boskovich

Ghela Boskovich

Head of Fintech & Regtech, Rainmaking Innovation; Founder, FemTechGlobal
Ghela is a self-proclaimed Fintech fanatic, and Founder of FemTechGlobal™, a network dedicated to challenging the status quo, and improving the inclusiveness and diversity in Financial Services. FemTechGlobal™also sponsors the annual Women In Tech, Banking Technology Award.Frequent... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jan Hammer

Jan Hammer

Partner, Index Ventures
Jan joined Index in 2010 and focuses on financial and information/data services across all stages. His investments include Adyen, Alan, Capitolis, Collibra, Robinhood, SafetyCulture, Silverfin and TransferWise.Prior to joining Index, Jan worked at General Atlantic in London. He started... Read More →
avatar for Nilixa Devlukia

Nilixa Devlukia

Payments Expert
Nilixa is an experienced regulatory and payments expert who has worked with industry, regulators, central banks, the World Bank and legislators to drive changes in the payments ecosystem for a payments landscape that is secure, transparent and inclusive. Nilixa is a well know public... Read More →
avatar for Shefali Roy

Shefali Roy

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Compliance Officer, TrueLayer
Shefali Roy is the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Compliance Officer of TrueLayer. She is the former Chief Compliance Officer (Europe) and MLRO for Stripe. TrueLayer builds technology that allows third party applications to have access to their users financial data and initiate... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 11:55am - 12:30pm
Regulation Realm

12:00pm

More than a sum of its parts: an industry chat with Stripe, Carousell and Visa on partnerships in a tech-driven world
As the internet transforms the global economy, technology is also upending the “traditional” ways ways of doing business. Join Stripe, Carousell, and Visa as they discuss the multiplier effect of technology-driven partnerships and what they mean for next decade of economic growth and development online.

Moderators
avatar for Danielle Szetho

Danielle Szetho

Advisory Board Chair, Emerging Payments Association of Asia
Danielle Szetho is Chair of the Advisory Board for the Emerging Payments Association of Asia, and was previously a member of the ASIC Digital Finance Advisory Committee and the Australian Federal Treasurer’s FinTech Advisory Group. Formerly the inaugural CEO of FinTech Australia... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adeline Kim

Adeline Kim

Head of Products, Southeast Asia, Visa Worldwide Pte Ltd
Adeline is the Head of Product for Visa Southeast Asia, based out of Singapore.In this role, Adeline leads a team across all Southeast Asia markets in the development of the product strategy across this fast-growing region and works closely with issuers, fintech partners and key stakeholders... Read More →
avatar for Jia Jih

Jia Jih

Senior Vice President, Business, Carousell
JJ Chai is Senior Vice-President, Business at Carousell, and leads the Business division of Carousell. He is responsible for Carousell’s overall business growth, strategy and internationalization in regional markets.   Before joining Carousell, JJ was the SE-Asia Managing Director... Read More →
avatar for Piruze Sabuncu

Piruze Sabuncu

Head, Southeast Asia & Hong Kong, Stripe
Piruze is the Head of Southeast Asia and Hong Kong at Stripe. Prior to Stripe, Piruze ran a health-tech startup and was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co. advising leading technology and telecoms companies across Southeast Asia, Turkey and US. Earlier in her career, Piruze worked... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 12:00pm - 12:30pm
Innovators' Zone

12:10pm

Safe as clouds: securing data you don’t hold 
Tech giants have profited immensely from the move to storing data on clouds, but questions remain about how best to secure data on the cloud. This process is complicated by the realization that further value is unlocked when that data can be shared amongst partners. What are the threats, both external and internal, and what are the best practices for securing data you don't hold?

Speakers
avatar for Chris Auld

Chris Auld

Principal Engineering Manager - Asia, Microsoft
Biography coming soon.


Wednesday March 20, 2019 12:10pm - 12:30pm
Tech Platform

12:10pm

The incumbents' response
The financial services landscape is changing with insurgents rapidly entering from tech giants with vast resources to agile FinTech companies. With customer deposits and importantly the touchpoint with the customers at stake, how can incumbent banks remain relevant? The threat is only beginning but once momentum builds it can be tricky to curb. How can incumbents deliver game-changing innovation? Which approach is more effective, internal innovation (cultural transformation) or partnerships and acquisitions (tech transformation)? Is partnering with the insurgents a viable option and what would that look like?  

Moderators
avatar for Laurent Nizri

Laurent Nizri

CEO, Paris Fintech Forum
Laurent is a French entrepreneur, recognized for its digital/mobile payments-banking & Fintech expertise, with a focus on strategy, business development, & innovation.He founded in 2015 the Paris Fintech Forum which is now the main and most exclusive international event on digital... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sreeram Iyer

Sreeram Iyer

COO, Institutional Banking, ANZ Banking Group
Sreeram Iyer is the Chief Operating Officer for ANZ Bank’s Institutional Banking business.Sreeram is a TEDx speaker and is active in LinkedIn on topics relating to Banking, Fintech, and Automation. He is a PolyFinTech100 mentor and passionate about Financial Literacy for the underprivileged... Read More →
avatar for Janet Young Yoke Mun

Janet Young Yoke Mun

MD & Head of Group Channels & Digitalisaiton, United Overseas Bank Limited
As part of the senior leadership team under UOB Group CEO, Janet spearheads digitalization initiatives to build customer engagement and connectivity across all delivery channels to meet UOB Group’s vision to be a premier regional bank in Asia Pacific. Working with Business and Technology... Read More →
avatar for Pranav Seth

Pranav Seth

SVP, Digital & Innovation, OCBC Bank
Pranav spearheads the FinTech and innovation efforts for the OCBC group and oversees the digital business and transformation for the group's consumer franchise. He is responsible for the overall formulation and execution of the digital and innovation strategy and driving business... Read More →
avatar for John Stecher

John Stecher

Chief Innovation Officer, Barclays
John Stecher is the Chief Innovation Officer of Barclays, based in New York. He is a member of the Barclays Technology Management Committee. John is accountable for developing new strategies, business opportunities, and product capabilities across all lines of business for Barclays... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 12:10pm - 12:50pm
Business Model World

12:10pm

Ask me anything about AI
Join this commentary on AI, from convolutional neural networks and deep learning to practical applications of augmented intelligence. Our AI experts are on hand to answer your burning questions, draw out the insights and key takeaways and address any gaps in the topics we have explored earlier on the Tech Platform stage.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Sinuhe Arroyo

Dr. Sinuhe Arroyo

Founder & CEO, TAIGER
Dr. Sinuhé Arroyo is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of TAIGER, a global Artificial Intelligence company headquartered in Singapore with offices in five other countries across Europe, America and Asia-Pacific.He is a Committee Member in the Info-Communications Media Development... Read More →
avatar for Jason Tu

Jason Tu

CEO, MioTech
Jianyu (Jason) Tu, Forbes 30 Under 30 Honoree, Co-Founder and CEO of MioTech. Jason’s career spans across banking and tech startups around the globe. He kicked off his career at Standard Chartered Bank in Hong Kong, and has since then worked at a number of startups such as WeLab... Read More →
avatar for Ravi Shankar

Ravi Shankar

CEO & Co-Founder, Active AI 
Biography coming soon


Wednesday March 20, 2019 12:10pm - 12:50pm
Champion's Podium

12:45pm

Standard Chartered Lunch & Learn - The impact of technology on human behaviour: Implications for FinTech and financial services industries
Forensic yberpsychologist, Professor Mary Aiken, will deliver a lunchtime talk on the impact of technology on human behaviour with a contextual emphasis on FinTech and the financial services industries.  She will outline a paradigm shift in terms of official acknowledgement that ‘cyber’ is actually a place, an environment, and why we need to pay attention to this new ecosystem. As a cyber behavioural profiler she will demonstrate how human behaviour can change in cyberspace. Powerful drivers such as anonymity, online disinhibition and psychological immersion, along with the minimization of authority online, dictate that people can act very differently in cyber contexts.  She will argue that there is an urgent need to adopt new cyber behavioural scientific approaches and analysis, in order to understand human and criminal behaviour mediated by technology, particularly in the finance sector.


Moderators
avatar for René Michau

René Michau

Head of FinTech Client Advisory, Standard Chartered Bank
René Michau Head the Fintech Client Advisory Team to build a new business at Standard Chartered focused on meeting the needs of Fintech companies as clients and helping them to connect their business across the emerging markets in particular in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.With... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Mary Aiken

Dr. Mary Aiken

Expert in Forensic Cyberpsychology
Dr Mary Aiken is the world’s leading expert in Cyberpsychology – the study of the impact of technology on human behaviour. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at University College Dublin and the Academic Advisor (Psychology) to the European Cyber Crime Centre (EC3) at Europol... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 12:45pm - 1:45pm
Regulation Realm

1:30pm

Balancing risk & innovation: the regulatory perspective
This session with two emerging markets regulators will explore the challenges and best practices of creating an enabling regulatory environment to allow innovation to thrive. By comparing approaches and initiatives like cross-border data sharing and the development of a pan-Asia stack for digital identity, we'll explore how to build interoperable regulation and frameworks that address new technologies and risks. Bring your burning regulatory questions to this session. 


Moderators
avatar for Julia Walker

Julia Walker

Head of Market Development, Asia Pacific, Refinitiv
Julia specialises in Risk and Regulatory Technology solutions with a emphasis on digital transformation using emerging technology.  Prior to this she worked extensively in the financial markets focusing on OTC Derivative automation, Prime Brokerage and Post Trade Transparency with... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Pia Roman Tayag

Pia Roman Tayag

Head, Inclusive Finance Advocacy Staff, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Ms. Roman Tayag, is involved in the overall financial inclusion work of the central bank particularly in the areas of policy and regulation, capacity building, advocacy, and relationship building. She also oversees the bank’s principal consumer protection unit that ensures the protection... Read More →
avatar for Her Excellency Serey Chea

Her Excellency Serey Chea

Director General, National Bank of Cambodia
Ms. Chea is an Assistant Governor at the National Bank of Cambodia. Capitalizing on her position, she has been championing women’s economic empowerment. She has been involved with the UNCDF Shift Program, and served as an AFI Committee Member on Gender and Women’s Financial Inclusion... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:30pm - 1:50pm
The Matrix

1:50pm

Collaborative disruption: building a new ecosystem for globalization
The internet has long been heralded the harbinger of unprecedented globalisation. But almost four decades into the web, the percentage of global online spend is still in the single digits, and global trade is slowing. The internet needs a new model. Join Stripe CBO, Billy Alvarado, as he argues the case for “collaborative disruption” ㄧ bringing together new technologies, partnership-driven business models and smart policy to realize the internet as a platform for ideas and opportunity.

Speakers
avatar for Billy Alvarado

Billy Alvarado

Chief Business Officer, Stripe
Billy Alvarado is chief business officer at Stripe, a technology company that builds economic infrastructure for the internet. Billy is responsible for managing Stripe’s international expansion, business development, cross-industry initiatives, and strategic partnerships.Prior to... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 1:50pm - 2:10pm
The Matrix

2:10pm

The tech giants from China, scaling internationally
China’s fintechs build on their domestic success to expand in to international markets through investment, organic growth, and partnerships as ZhongAn, Ping An and Sunline all work to compete on the global stage. During this session, we’ll look at what is going well, and not. What drives their international strategy and what are the key challenges and opportunities that they see in the future.

Moderators
avatar for Zennon Kapron

Zennon Kapron

Director, Kapronasia
Zennon Kapron is a Director at Kapronasia, a Shanghai-based financial industry market research firm focused on helping fintech companies and financial institutions understand the opportunities in China and Asia's financial services markets including banking, payments and capital markets... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Chen

Matthew Chen

Oversea Business Group CEO, Sunline
Matthew Chen is CEO of Sunline’s Oversea Business Group, overlooking all oversea subsidiaries. Matthew first joined Sunline in 2015 as the CEO of Sunline’s subsidiary - Sunline Financial Systems & Services (Qianhai) and successfully spearheaded the division to greater heights... Read More →
avatar for Wayne Xu

Wayne Xu

President, ZhongAn International
Mr. Wayne Xu joined ZhongAn Online P&C Insurance as Chief Operating Officer in January of 2014, and took office as President of ZhongAn Technologies International Group in December 2017 after its establishment.Mr. Xu brings in-depth expertise in strategy and operations and strives... Read More →
avatar for Jonathan Larsen

Jonathan Larsen

Group Chief Innovation Officer, Chairman & CEO, Ping An Global Voyager Fund
Jonathan Larsen is now Chief Innovation Officer of Ping An Group and Chairman and CEO of the Ping An Global Voyager Fund.Jonathan spent 18 years at Citigroup where he was most recently Global Head of the firm’s Retail Banking and Mortgage businesses, generating ~$12Bn in Revenues... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:10pm - 2:40pm
The Matrix

2:40pm

Thinking (and acting) win-win: strategic investments and their benefit for banks and their clients
How can banks stay in tune with transformative tech trends and how can new capabilities be integrated into a global bank’s roadmap?  HSBC is both working with a number of large technology companies in a strategic fashion whilst investing in Fintechs to create better customer propositions and internal efficiency.  In this fireside chat we explore how HSBC decides when and how to work with Strategic Technology partners, including smaller FinTechs, and how are they “learning by doing” through the application of new technologies for their clients. Andy will delve into the bank’s approach to machine learning, artificial intelligence, cloud and distributed ledger tech.

Moderators
avatar for Bradley Leimer

Bradley Leimer

Co-Founder, Unconventional Ventures
Bradley Leimer is Co-Founder of Unconventional Ventures, which connects founders to funders, provides mentorship to entrepreneurs, advisory to corporates, and broadens opportunities for diversity within the ecosystem. Their belief is that anyone with great ideas should have a chance... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Andy Maguire

Andy Maguire

Group Managing Director and Group Chief Operating Officer, HSBC Holdings Plc
Andy Maguire is HSBC’s Group Chief Operating Officer leading operations, technology and corporate services for the bank. Andy also leads HSBC’s chief operating officers who are responsible for the effectiveness and efficiency of the bank’s operations.Andy began his career with... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 2:40pm - 3:00pm
The Matrix

3:30pm

Financial Cloud Deep Dive
Tech giants in China are starting to become technology providers to banks, leveraging advanced financial cloud technology to drive efficiencies, better customer experiences and new product development. This block of sessions will unpick the adoption of financial cloud technology as a global trend as well as with a spotlight on the developments in China.

Speakers
avatar for Carmen Vicelich

Carmen Vicelich

CEO & Founder, Valocity Global
Carmen Vicelich is not your typical anything - a powerhouse entrepreneur who has built two multi-million dollar international technology and data businesses in just a few short years.Carmen's energy and ability to make the complex simple has earned her numerous awards, both personally... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 3:30pm - 3:35pm
Tech Platform

3:30pm

The evolution of the challenger bank model
Shifting regulatory, technology, and ecosystem landscapes have created a period of immense competitive change in Asia as three new types of challenger banks emerge. Tech players are leveraging their strong tech stack and UX experience to build out financial offerings. Startups are building greenfield propositions, unburdened by legacy people, processes, and technology. At the same time, incumbent banks are creating digital-only subsidiaries designed to one day supplant their traditional businesses.  

As each competes for the same customers and seeks to prove their model, which play will come out on top?

Moderators
avatar for Ronit Ghose

Ronit Ghose

Global Head of Banks Research, Citi
Ronit Ghose is Global Sector Head for Banks in Citi Research. He is the lead author of Citi's GPS FinTech report series - the 2016 edition has had c250,000 downloads making it the most read report ever published by Citi and we believe the most read FinTech report ever published. Since... Read More →

Wednesday March 20, 2019 3:30pm - 3:40pm
Business Model World

3:30pm

The Curious Case of: the existential bundling crisis
There is an ongoing discussion about the need for banks to start to “rebundle” services. This is especially apt where banking is under threat by e-commerce and alternative service providers. Open Banking is one answer to keeping banks relevant, but it is an experiment with an uncertain outcome. What can we expect from Open Banking as it washes over the globe? Well, we don’t yet know what cat is in (or has been let out of) Schrodinger’s proverbial bag. This is what we’re here to discuss, and this is why it’s important to understand all sides of the issue, facing bundling of one sort or another.

Moderators
avatar for Ghela Boskovich

Ghela Boskovich

Head of Fintech & Regtech, Rainmaking Innovation; Founder, FemTechGlobal
Ghela is a self-proclaimed Fintech fanatic, and Founder of FemTechGlobal™, a network dedicated to challenging the status quo, and improving the inclusiveness and diversity in Financial Services. FemTechGlobal™also sponsors the annual Women In Tech, Banking Technology Award.Frequent... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gavin Littlejohn

Gavin Littlejohn

Chairman, FDATA
Gavin Littlejohn serves as Chairman of the Financial Data and Technology Association www.fdata.org.uk, the Global Open Banking Trade Association, where he successfully led the campaign to have account aggregation added to PSD2 in 2013. Through FDATA he is a leader of the Open Banking... Read More →
avatar for Bradley Leimer

Bradley Leimer

Co-Founder, Unconventional Ventures
Bradley Leimer is Co-Founder of Unconventional Ventures, which connects founders to funders, provides mentorship to entrepreneurs, advisory to corporates, and broadens opportunities for diversity within the ecosystem. Their belief is that anyone with great ideas should have a chance... Read More →
avatar for Drew Graham

Drew Graham

Fintech Strategy
Drew is a serial entrepreneur turned banker, a sheep in wolf’s clothing. He joined Standard Chartered as Director of Fintech Strategy and Engagement in 2016. He was then the Head of Platform for the Standard Chartered Virtual Bank in Hong Kong until February 2019. Before joining... Read More →
avatar for Meg Nakamura

Meg Nakamura

Co-Founder & CEO, Shift Payments
In 2005, Meg joined Promontory Financial Group and specialized in risk and compliance reporting and anti-money laundering programs. In 2010, Meg and her co-founder, Greg Kidd, started investing in early stage companies. The fund has invested in over 100 companies, many of which are... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:20pm
Champion's Podium

3:30pm

Money20/20 Startup Pitch: Part 2
We are proud to present the Money20/20 Asia Startup Pitch contest 2019. We have selected 15 of the very best startups working across a range of geographies presenting the greatest opportunities for growth. Join our panel of seasoned VCs to help select the final 3 who will go ahead to pitch on our main stage on Thursday. The brightest entrepreneurial stars are pitching for $40k SGD.

Moderators
avatar for Samantha Ghiotti

Samantha Ghiotti

Partner, Anthemis Group
Samantha Ghiotti is a Digital Finance executive, venture investor and entrepreneur who spent 20 years founding, growing, transforming and exiting businesses, leading people and organisations through change.She is currently a Partner at Anthemis group, the leading fintech venture investor... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Hajdu-Howe

Andrea Hajdu-Howe

Partner, Global Head of Capital, Antler
Andrea Hajdu-Howe is a Partner within Antler’s global team. She is responsible for driving the global strategy and execution behind securing capital for Antler and it’s portfolio companies. With an illustrious international career spanning 17 years, Andrea has worked extensively... Read More →
avatar for Sam Hall

Sam Hall

Managing Director, ASEAN, Rainmaking Innovation
Samuel Hall is Managing Director, ASEAN @ Rainmaking Innovation. He works with market-leading corporates & MNCs on growth and renewal through two key areas of focus: de-risked collaboration with mature startups, and the application of emerging business model and technology trends... Read More →
avatar for Bhavani Rana

Bhavani Rana

Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners
Bhavani joined Amadeus Capital Partners in 2015. Bhavani brings investment experience in India and the US to Amadeus’s emerging market team. Based in Bangalore, Bhavani focuses on investments in India and South East Asia and focuses on marketplaces, fin tech and their intersection... Read More →
avatar for Shuyin Tang

Shuyin Tang

Partner, Patamar Capital
Shuyin is a Partner at Patamar Capital, a venture capital firm that targets risk commensurate returns for its investors while also seeking to unlock better economic opportunities for Asia's low income communities. Patamar Capital supports visionary entrepreneurs who are building high-growth... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joel Johnson

Joel Johnson

IR & Board Adviser, Humans.net
Joel is a Founding member of Generic Robotics. He performs strategic & investment advisor roles at 3D Sparrow and HiUp App and is a venture capitalist. He was formerly an investment banker at Deutsche Bank and Adam Street. Joel holds a BSc in Finance and Business Economics from Kelley... Read More →
avatar for MD Mehedi Hasan Sumon

MD Mehedi Hasan Sumon

Co-Founder, MyCash Online 
Mehedi Hasan is the Co-Founder & Chief Technology Officer of MyCash Online, a multi-award-winning FinTech start-up that empowers unbanked migrants across Asia. MyCash Online is working as a link between unbanked migrants and their home country and fixing their communication, trust... Read More →
avatar for Bharat Ravuri

Bharat Ravuri

Founder & CEO, MintZip
Bharat Ravuri is 25-year experienced professional in Financial Services, having held senior roles at Citibank, Fidelity Investments, Shinsei Bank, IHS Markit across US, UK, Japan and India.Bharat launched his FinTech Startup - MintZip - a financial companion (driven by Conversational... Read More →
avatar for Dias Lonappan

Dias Lonappan

CTO, TRACETO.IO PTE LTD
Dias, is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) responsible for the overall technology strategy for traceto.io. He is a crypto evangelist and a privacy advocate; a strong believer that the KYC and Identity space is broken and needs to be fixed. He will be speaking on the role of crypto... Read More →
avatar for Olga Feldmeier

Olga Feldmeier

CEO & Co-Founder, Smart Valor AG
Olga Feldmeier is CEO of SMART VALOR, a Swiss-based blockchain start-up building a decentralized marketplace for tokenized alternative investments. Olga has an extensive experience working in the banking and financial industry for global players such as Barclays Capital, UBS Wealth... Read More →
avatar for Mike Lovegrove

Mike Lovegrove

CEO & Founder, JRNY Limited
Mike is the CEO and Co-Founder of JRNY, an AI company that streamlines the customer journey with artificially intelligent digital assistants. As the CEO, he leads a team of people who are revolutionising the financial advise industry through technology.Through his career, Mike has... Read More →
avatar for Doug Wallace

Doug Wallace

COO & CFO, Logos Network
Doug joined Logos Network at its inception and is its COO and CFO - focused on building the operating and growth aspects of the Company. Logos Network is a high-performance, hyper-scalable decentralized network enabling the payments of the future, today. In combination, our speed... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Innovators' Zone

3:35pm

Transform your business with artificial intelligence: OneConnect case study
Artificial intelligence has proven itself as a valuable and effective way to perform routine tasks in a variety of industries. AI can help businesses increase sales, detect fraud, improve customer experience, automate work processes and provide predictive analysis. Financial services firms can benefit from AI-based process automation and fraud detection, while retail businesses can map consumer behavior using AI.  

With so much conversation about AI, companies need to better understand how to incorporate AI into business processes efficiently. Join this session to learn which business processes from fraud, to risk to customer engagement, should be top of your list for AI integration.

Speakers
avatar for Bin Ru Tan

Bin Ru Tan

CEO, OneConnect Singapore
Bin Ru has a well-balanced, all rounded 22 years of experience in Sales and Operations, driving successful sales strategies, digital transformations and operational improvements with multiple MNCs and startups. Lived and managed people from all continents US, Europe and Asia. Her... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 3:35pm - 3:50pm
Tech Platform

3:40pm

An overview of consumer lending in Asia
Consumer lending in Asia has a large room for growth due to low penetration and high demand. The tech-savvy and young population present the opportunity for the use of eKYC to help financial service providers decrease the time and cost of customer onboarding and servicing

Moderators
avatar for Varun Mittal

Varun Mittal

Global Emerging Markets & ASEAN Fintech Leader, EY
Varun Mittal is the ASEAN Fintech Lead at EY covering emerging technology and business models in financial services across ASEAN. Previously Varun was the first marketing and sales employee at helloPay (acquired by ANT Financial, Alibaba Group), led payments for Samsung in ASEAN and... Read More →

Wednesday March 20, 2019 3:40pm - 3:45pm
Regulation Realm

3:40pm

The roadmap to scale a digibank



Moderators
avatar for James Lloyd

James Lloyd

Partner; Asia-Pacific FinTech Leader, EY
James Lloyd is a partner in EY's Corporate Finance Strategy (CFS) team, and leads the firm’s dedicated financial technology capability across Asia-Pacific – focused on early-stage, growth-stage, and non-traditional financial services. He is also APAC leader of the firm’s payments... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Ricky Knox

Ricky Knox

Co-Founder & CEO, Tandem Bank
Ricky Knox is a serial entrepreneur and investor. He has built five technology disruptors in fintech and telecoms, each of which also does a bit of good for the world. Ricky is currently building the customer champion digital bank of the future, but has previously disrupted remittances... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 3:40pm - 4:00pm
Business Model World

3:45pm

Macro economic & regulatory trends across ASEAN 
Technology has the ability to provide unparalleled access to financial services, but only if regulators ensure that policies support digital innovation. Join Dr.Taimur Baig on the key macroeconomic trends and regulatory developments affecting financial services in Southeast Asia, and to the implications of these factors in reaching the un- and under-banked (particularly women) with finance.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Taimur Baig

Dr. Taimur Baig

Managing Director & Chief Economist, DBS Group
Taimur Baig heads economics as well as macro strategy for interest rate, credit, currency, and equities at DBS Group Research. Prior to joining DBS, Taimur was a Principal Economist at the Monetary Authority of Singapore. Earlier he spent nine years at Deutsche Bank’s Singapore... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 3:45pm - 4:05pm
Regulation Realm

3:50pm

Deliver banking & capital market innovation across China-ASEAN through Fin-cloud: Hundsun case study
Cloud technology has been around for a number of years and knowledge of its benefits are well-known. Despite this, success of adoption has been mixed and mostly focused in the area of cost reduction. How does one achieve a competitve edge through cloud execution? How can banks and related technology providers uplift their current business model  and technology footprint to expand market access beyond Southeast Asia?

At Money 20/20 Asia, let China's leading financial institutions technology provider, Hundsun, discuss with you their approach to achieving expanded market access (across China and ASEAN) and growing new product lines, through their technology offering - Fin-Cloud, bring new understanding about how companies can achieve win-win partnership with strong Chinese FinTech player and capitalize on the opening up of China markets, specifically in the area of banking and capital markets innovation with specific case studies.


Speakers
avatar for Angela Carcheska

Angela Carcheska

Overseas CEO, Hundsun
CEO, Hundsun Technologies Global Angela overseas the global expansion initiatives for Hundsun Technologies (600570.SH), linking China-based expertise with players in the other Asian markets to form a technology-enabled ecosystem. Angela has over 20 years of start-up enterprise experience in the financial information and trading industry, building companies from start to scale. Prior to this role... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 3:50pm - 4:05pm
Tech Platform

4:00pm

FinTech challengers
New market entrants with the tools to leapfrog incumbents are aiming to redevelop the retail banking sector. Startup banks are offering retail banking propositions and slowly expanding their offerings as they desperately try to build scale and profitability. Most have struggled to do so in retail banking so are developing platform strategies for stronger value propositions e.g. connecting third parties to deliver financial products for existing customers, moving into SME banking, account aggregation and providing banking-as-a-service products for incumbent banks.

Are these startups a vision of the future that incumbents must learn from, or are they destined to become acquisition fodder or tech suppliers?

Moderators
avatar for Stefan Klestil

Stefan Klestil

Partner, SpeedInvest
Building on 20 years of professional experience in international payments and banking technology, Stefan has an eye for potential. In his specialist discipline of FinTech investments across EMEA, Stefan is eager to support founders on business and product strategies, business development... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steve Weston

Steve Weston

CEO, Voltbank
Steve has a wealth of industry experience gained in senior leadership roles at financial services organisations in Australia and Europe. He was the CEO of Mortgages at Barclays (UK) before co-founding Volt Bank - Australia's first digital retail start-up bank. Steve has built a reputation... Read More →
avatar for Anish Achuthan

Anish Achuthan

Co-founder & CEO, Open
Anish is a Fintech professional with 15 years of experience in payments, consumer mobile & internet space. He was previously part of the senior leadership of PayU & Citrus Payments. Prior to this, Anish was the founder of payment startup- Zwitch, India’s first contactless mobile... Read More →
avatar for Venkatesh  Saha

Venkatesh Saha

Head of APAC Expansion, TransferWise
Venkatesh is Head of APAC Expansion at TransferWise. He is responsible for international expansion and strategic projects. Prior to joining TransferWise, Venkatesh was with the Office of Tony Blair, where he advised governments on topics such as economic reform and electronic payments... Read More →
avatar for Jakub Zakrzewski

Jakub Zakrzewski

General Manager, APAC, Revolut
Jakub Zakrzewski is a General Manager at Revolut, currently responsible for launching its operations across Asian markets.Before Revolut, Jakub was Head of Growth at Easyship, a 500 Startups VC portfolio company that won Hong Kong’s Technology Company of the Year Award in 2017... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 4:00pm - 4:40pm
Business Model World

4:05pm

Case study: HSBC and Google Cloud 
HSBC has signed a strategic relationship to leverage the value of Google Cloud.  In this session here from both HSBC and Google on what they are learning from this alliance and how this is being converted into new and valuable propositions for corporate clients from better visibility of their data to using machine learning and artificial intelligence to help on cash flow forecasting.

Moderators
avatar for Theodora Lau

Theodora Lau

Founder, Unconventional Ventures
Theodora (Theo) Lau is an innovator and technologist, whose work seeks to spark innovation to improve consumer financial well-being and health. She focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of financial institutions, corporates, entrepreneurs, and venture capitalists to better... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Adrian Poole

Adrian Poole

Head of Financial Services, Google Cloud Platform UK & Ireland, Google
Adrian’s manages the Banking & Insurance team for Google Cloud and has 20 years experience working in the Financial Services Industry.The consistent theme throughout Adrian’s career has been Transformation from implementing Government Initiatives to ERP and financial systems.Prior... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Doherty

Jennifer Doherty

Regional Head of Innovation, HSBC
Jennifer Doherty is Asia Head of Innovation for HSBC’s Global Liquidity and Cash Management (GLCM) business. In this role, she is focused on identifying opportunities for HSBC to leverage technology from the Fintech community and deliver value to HSBC’s corporate clients.A seasoned... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 4:05pm - 4:25pm
Tech Platform

4:05pm

Balancing risk and reach
The relationship between regulator and practitioner isn’t always straightforward. This session will compare and contrast 2 emerging market relationships to explore how regulators manage the risks associated with new technologies and collaborate more closely with financial services institutions. By focusing on the common goals of measuring impact on the economy, society and underbanked segments, how can the industry work together with regulators to deliver new and more seamless products & services to customers?

Moderators
avatar for Lotte Schou-Zibell

Lotte Schou-Zibell

Chief of Finance Sector Group, Asian Development Bank
Ms. Schou-Zibell provides technical leadership on financial sector issues, including developing and maintaining sector policies, strategies, operational plans, and directional papers. She is particularly focused on expanding access to finance, and spearheading innovative projects... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Jaime Aristotle Alip

Dr. Jaime Aristotle Alip

Founder and Chair Emeritus, CARD MRI
Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip is the Founder of the Center for Agriculture and Rural Development Mutually Reinforcing Institutions (CARD MRI), the 2008 Ramon Magsaysay Awardee for Public Service. Dr. Alip is now the Chairman Emeritus of CARD NGO and continues to chair the board of the... Read More →
avatar for Pia Roman Tayag

Pia Roman Tayag

Head, Inclusive Finance Advocacy Staff, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
Ms. Roman Tayag, is involved in the overall financial inclusion work of the central bank particularly in the areas of policy and regulation, capacity building, advocacy, and relationship building. She also oversees the bank’s principal consumer protection unit that ensures the protection... Read More →
avatar for Jojo Malolos

Jojo Malolos

Chief Executive Officer, Wing (Cambodia) Limited Specialised Bank
Jojo is Chief Executive Officer of Wing (Cambodia), a pioneering and leading Mobile Banking and Finance Institution that has the biggest mobile financial services footprint in Cambodia. Wing allows for the use of innovation and technology to give Cambodians, particularly the unbanked... Read More →
avatar for Her Excellency Serey Chea

Her Excellency Serey Chea

Director General, National Bank of Cambodia
Ms. Chea is an Assistant Governor at the National Bank of Cambodia. Capitalizing on her position, she has been championing women’s economic empowerment. She has been involved with the UNCDF Shift Program, and served as an AFI Committee Member on Gender and Women’s Financial Inclusion... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 4:05pm - 4:35pm
Regulation Realm

4:20pm

Addressing fraud in 2019
Raising $100m from notable investors such as Sequoia, Salesforce Ventures, NEA and Arbour Ventures is pretty impressive. What's the secret recipe in doing? With global online retail sales expected to grow to $4.5 trillion by 2021 (from $2 trillion in 2017), you be can be sure that online fraud will also grow rapidly. the demand for fraud solutions that evolve over time is essential. Hear from Michael the CEO of Forter, who is driving the fight against fraud, reducing fraud levels for merchants by 50%, and has tripled its customer base in 2017-18. Get ready to feel secure in the knowledge that Forter is on the case!

Moderators
avatar for Melissa Guzy

Melissa Guzy

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures
Melissa is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures. Prior to founding Arbor Ventures, Melissa was Managing Director and Head of VantagePoint Asia, a $4.5 billion venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. As a thought... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Michael Reitblat

Michael Reitblat

CEO & Co Founder, Forter
Michael is the co-founder and CEO of leading e-commerce fraud prevention company, Forter. Michael began his career in Israeli military intelligence where he was trained in cybersecurity techniques and the prevention of fraudulent or criminal cyber activities. He played a key part... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 4:20pm - 4:40pm
Champion's Podium

4:25pm

When to move to the cloud? Business cases and implementation hurdles
What are the advantages of moving to a financial cloud? From regulatory requirements to providing more relevant customer experiences to speedy product development - there are some obvious benefits of storing and aggregating data in a centralised way. But there are also many challenges and hurdles to overcome to connect these new technologies with legacy infrastructure. This session will deepdive into the benefits and challenges of financial cloud adoption.  

Moderators
avatar for Janos Barberis

Janos Barberis

Advisory Board Member, CFTE
Biography coming soon.

Speakers
avatar for Nilanshuk Haldar

Nilanshuk Haldar

Head of Financial Services Partnerships, APAC, Amazon Web Services
Nilanshuk Haldar leads Financial Services partnerships in APAC for Amazon Web Services. In this role, he helps independent software vendors (ISVs), fintechs and consulting firms grow and scale their business with banks, insurers, asset managers and other financial institutions across... Read More →
avatar for Francisco Fernández

Francisco Fernández

Founder & Group Chairman, Avaloq
Francisco Fernandez (born 1962) is an entrepreneur who has committed himself to IT solutions in the finance sector. He holds a master’s degree in Computer Science from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich where he also attended post degree studies in business... Read More →
avatar for Kaspar Situmorang

Kaspar Situmorang

Executive Vice President of Division Digital Center Of Excellence, PT Bank Rakyat Indonesia, Tbk
Digital enabler for one of the biggest bank in ASEAN region, former Regional Program Manager at Silicon Valley's hadrcore DNO specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the computer software and telco industry. Skilled in Analytics, Design Thinking, Big Data, and Digital... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 4:25pm - 5:05pm
Tech Platform

4:30pm

Comms masterclass: Getting your messaging right
Telling a compelling story is key to getting noticed. In a crowded, dynamic start-up environment, how do you cut through the noise and build trust for your brand? Getting your messaging right is more than describing what you do. This session will provide insights into leveraging content, timing and industry trends to deliver messages and narratives that will engage all your stakeholders – the media, investors, customers and partners.

Speakers
avatar for Mark Worthington

Mark Worthington

CO-Founder & Managing Director, Klareco Communications
Mark Worthington is Co-founder of Klareco Communications. As a former BBC correspondent with over a decade as a journalist in Asia and Europe, Mark is a career media and communications expert with extensive experience in strategic corporate communications, crisis management and media... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 4:30pm - 4:40pm
Innovators' Zone

4:35pm

What does financial inclusion mean in 2019?
There's a lot of confusion about the real issues and what's required to create a sustainable and inclusive financial services ecosystem. Whether it's lending, credit scoring, payments or wealth management, the needs of customers needs to be at the heart of the service.

Moderators
avatar for Axelle Sznajer

Axelle Sznajer

Partner, Egon Zehnder
Axelle Sznajer, based in London, leads Egon Zehnder's activities around tech-enabled services and FinTech in Europe. She works with publicly traded and privately owned companies, helping them to meet talent management needs related to technology, digital transformation, and innovation... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Suresh Chandrasekaran

Suresh Chandrasekaran

Head of Global Financial Solutions, APAC, First Data
Suresh is VP, Head of Global Financial Solutions (GFS) at First Data, with responsibility for the growth and expansion of First Data’s GFS business across the APAC region. Based in Singapore, Suresh is an experienced professional in the payments and fintech industry. He has spent... Read More →
avatar for Ben Elliott

Ben Elliott

Chief Executive Officer, Experian
Ben Elliott is Chief Executive Officer for Experian Asia Pacific, the world’s leading global information services company. Experian helps organisations and consumers manage the risk and reward of commercial and financial decisions through its information and analytical services.Since... Read More →
avatar for Steve Polsky

Steve Polsky

Founder & CEO, Juvo
Steve founded Juvo with the mission to establish financial identities for the billions of people worldwide who are creditworthy yet financially excluded. Working with mobile operators, Juvo provides ongoing personalized access to otherwise unattainable financial services. Since coming... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 4:35pm - 5:05pm
Regulation Realm

4:40pm

Fintech Night Live
Live from Singapore, it's Fintech Night Live! Join us for an entertaining and poignant discussion of where we're missing the point in financial innovation and how we can move the industry past cliches to building real businesses that positively impact consumers and businesses.

Moderators
avatar for Anisha Patel

Anisha Patel

Head of Sales, APAC, Money20/20 Asia
Biography coming soon.
avatar for Dan Ring

Dan Ring

Vice President, Global Communications, ACI Worldwide
Dan Ring leads global communications efforts for ACI Worldwide, the Universal Payments company. Previously, Dan led global communications for Sophos, a leader in network and endpoint security. Prior to Sophos, Dan drove communications efforts for IBM's Enterprise Marketing Management... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Steve Weston

Steve Weston

CEO, Voltbank
Steve has a wealth of industry experience gained in senior leadership roles at financial services organisations in Australia and Europe. He was the CEO of Mortgages at Barclays (UK) before co-founding Volt Bank - Australia's first digital retail start-up bank. Steve has built a reputation... Read More →
avatar for René Michau

René Michau

Head of FinTech Client Advisory, Standard Chartered Bank
René Michau Head the Fintech Client Advisory Team to build a new business at Standard Chartered focused on meeting the needs of Fintech companies as clients and helping them to connect their business across the emerging markets in particular in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.With... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 4:40pm - 5:00pm
Champion's Podium

4:40pm

Seven things you should know before you step into my office
Seeking investment is not as easy as it was before. Where is today's shining seed investment industry and how are that affecting valuations? What do today's VCs expect when they see a founding team? Are incubators, venture builders and accelerators back on the rise again? These are the few things you should pay attention next time approach to VCs' office.

Moderators
avatar for Gabriel Yang

Gabriel Yang

COO, Beyond Blocks
Gabriel Yang is the Chief Operations Officer of Beyond Blocks, the force behind the Beyond Blocks Summit in Bangkok, Tokyo and Seoul. Gabriel has built Echelon, the APEC Summit, and other major technology and conference brands in his ten years in the business. Gabriel is a coffee... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Inanc Balci

Inanc Balci

Co-Founder & Partner, Crestone VC
Inanc Balci is the Co-Founder and Partner of Crestone Venture Capital, a growth-stage Emerging Markets Fintech fund covering LatAm and SEA focusing on payments, credit intermediaries and open banking verticals.Balci began his career at an investment bank in London where he worked... Read More →
avatar for Roland Yau

Roland Yau

Managing Partner, CoCoon Ignite Ventures
Roland is Managing Partner of CoCoon Ignite Ventures, L.P., an early stage venture fund focusing on investments in technologies. At CoCoon Ignite Ventures, Roland has led investments in companies including Cafe X, Soundbrenner and GoBee Bike. Roland graduated from the New York University... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 4:40pm - 5:00pm
Innovators' Zone

4:40pm

Platform challengers
Tech giants are moving into banking, leveraging their existing customer base and strong tech stack. Looking outside fee-income, these firms have focused instead on data acquisition, cross-selling opportunities and ways to add value to core business models. Their new tech stacks, which are open and API-based, are providing a source of competitive advantage. Most are experimenting with new tech to provide greater efficiencies in delivery and greater customer experiences.

Will the tech giants come to dominate their users' financial lives similarly to how they have tightened their grip on users' mobile activity, or will regulatory hurdles finally prove a stumbling block?

Moderators
avatar for James Lloyd

James Lloyd

Partner; Asia-Pacific FinTech Leader, EY
James Lloyd is a partner in EY's Corporate Finance Strategy (CFS) team, and leads the firm’s dedicated financial technology capability across Asia-Pacific – focused on early-stage, growth-stage, and non-traditional financial services. He is also APAC leader of the firm’s payments... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Yao Ma

Yao Ma

Business Director, WeChat Pay International
Mia Ma was recruited by Tencent holding as business development manager since 2010.She joined WeChat Group since it has been established in 2014. It makes her to be a witness and participant of the history that WeChat Pay started from nothing to become the No.1 digital payment mothed... Read More →
avatar for Allen Wonkeun Shin

Allen Wonkeun Shin

CSO, Kakaopay Corp
Allen Wonkeun Shin is a CSO in Kakaopay Corp. and he is in charge or mid-to-long-term corporate strategy, investment, partnership/alliance, and other strategic problem solvings related to current businesses. He recently led several strategic M&A deals also.Before joining Kakaopay... Read More →
avatar for Christopher Davison

Christopher Davison

Co-Founder & Group CEO, BigPay
Christopher is the Group CEO and Co-Founder of BigPay. Christopher is originally from London where he worked in investment banking, tech VC, with a strong track record of both investing in, and setting up, several successful fintech and data analytics companies. He holds an undergraduate... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 4:40pm - 5:10pm
Business Model World

5:00pm

Ask me anything about cybersecurity
AI can both be weaponised as a cyber-threat and be autonomously deployed to fight back against in-progress attacks. This interactive session will navigate the advances in AI to address security and the limitations of legacy approaches. You'll be joined by our cyber experts, who will address your unanswered questions and dive into the technical world of cybercrime.

Speakers
avatar for Noam Rabinovich

Noam Rabinovich

Co-Founder & CTO, EverCompliant
Noam Rabinovich is the CTO and Founder of EverCompliant. Noam has a diverse technology background and extensive experience with big data systems, architecture design and optimization. Prior to joining EverCompliant, Noam led several innovation projects with a focus on algorithm trading... Read More →
avatar for Dr. Yin Minn Pa Pa

Dr. Yin Minn Pa Pa

Researcher, PwC Japan
Dr. Yin Minn Pa Pa is originally from Myanmar and currently working as a security researcher at PwC Cyber Services, PwC Japan. Before she came to Japan, she worked as an IT engineer for the government of Myanmar. She earned her doctorate of engineering from Yokohama National University... Read More →
avatar for Sean Neary

Sean Neary

Senior Product Officer, Featurespace
Sean is Featurespace's Senior Product Officer. His role is to use his industry expertise and knowledge to ensure that Featurespace’s ARIC platform development matches the Finance sector’s needs and expectations. Sean’s been in the Financial Fraud industry for over ten years... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Champion's Podium

5:05pm

An open platform in the cloud: the development roadmap
According to KPMG, shifting back-office functions to the cloud allows banks to save between 30 and 40%. Yet, knowing you need to move functions into the cloud is not the same as knowing how to do it. What are the proven roadmaps to unlock value from advanced analytics, big data and real-time analysis in the cloud?

Hear from the cloud experts on the criteria for making decisions about resource allocation and project scope.


Moderators
avatar for Todd Schweitzer

Todd Schweitzer

CEO & Co-Founder, Brankas
Todd Schweitzer is co-founder and CEO at Brankas, an open banking and payments platform. Todd has held senior roles at private equity firm Seawood Resources and management consultancy Booz and Company, spanning technology, public sector, and financial services. He holds a dual Bachelor's... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jesse Bean

Jesse Bean

Field CIO, Systems Advisory Group, Pivotal
Jesse Bean is a talented executive with over 20 years of experience in Financial Services and technology. He brings a wealth of expertise with particular strengths in areas such as strategy, innovation and driving change at an enterprise level.Currently, Jesse operates as a Field... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 5:05pm - 5:20pm
Tech Platform

5:05pm

Building accountability & credibility in lending
Using digital credibility in lending bring opportunities for individuals and small businesses without collateral and a credit history but it is necessary to maintain a balance between creating opportunities and maintaining stability in the financial system.

Moderators
avatar for Varun Mittal

Varun Mittal

Global Emerging Markets & ASEAN Fintech Leader, EY
Varun Mittal is the ASEAN Fintech Lead at EY covering emerging technology and business models in financial services across ASEAN. Previously Varun was the first marketing and sales employee at helloPay (acquired by ANT Financial, Alibaba Group), led payments for Samsung in ASEAN and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Russell Cummer

Russell Cummer

Founder & Executive Chairman, Paidy
Russell is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Paidy. He has been a fintech-focused entrepreneur in Asia for ten years. At the start of his career, Russell spent 7 years in financial markets, first as a member of the Merrill Lynch Global Equity Derivatives Strategy Group in Hong... Read More →
avatar for Priya  Sharma

Priya Sharma

CFO, COO & Co-Founder, ZestMoney
Priya Sharma is the CFO and COO of ZestMoney, which is the largest and the fastest growing consumer lending fintech company in India. Priya’s understanding of the fintech industry has played a crucial role in shaping ZestMoney as the first completely automated consumer digital lending... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 5:05pm - 5:35pm
Regulation Realm

5:10pm

Is it even possible to build an incumbent challenger bank?
Incumbent banks are building brand new subsidiaries that are digital-only banks to reduce cost base, provide enhanced offerings to customers, future proof their business and seamlessly comply with regulatory requirements. The driver is to compete with the tech giants and to a lesser degree FinTech startups. The play here over time will be to cannibalize their existing business and to gradually migrate customers across to the new subsidiary that has lower operating costs, cheaper customer acquisition and customer onboarding. The key source of value here is to capture, store and extract data centrally.

This session will provide a deep dive on the cost base of incumbents banking operations vs digital only banking products.

Moderators
avatar for Ronit Ghose

Ronit Ghose

Global Head of Banks Research, Citi
Ronit Ghose is Global Sector Head for Banks in Citi Research. He is the lead author of Citi's GPS FinTech report series - the 2016 edition has had c250,000 downloads making it the most read report ever published by Citi and we believe the most read FinTech report ever published. Since... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Drew Graham

Drew Graham

Fintech Strategy
Drew is a serial entrepreneur turned banker, a sheep in wolf’s clothing. He joined Standard Chartered as Director of Fintech Strategy and Engagement in 2016. He was then the Head of Platform for the Standard Chartered Virtual Bank in Hong Kong until February 2019. Before joining... Read More →
avatar for Megan Caywood

Megan Caywood

Global Head of Digital Strategy, Barclays
Megan serves as the Global Head of Digital Strategy at Barclays. She moved to the UK from San Francisco in 2016 on an Exceptional Talent visa for her work in FinTech to help start Starling Bank, where she served as Chief Platform Officer. Starling raised $70 million in their first... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 5:10pm - 5:30pm
Business Model World

5:20pm

Connecting and protecting nations: Interoperable and cross-border blockchain technology
What is to prevent the country issuing a consumer product from using it against the national interests of a host country where the product’s users reside?  1a. Unprecedented visibility into the economy of a host country. 1b. Disruption of service in time of war or cyber attack on a host country. 1c. Spying on the citizens of, or visitors to, a host country. 1d. Targeting certain citizens of a host country for attack.

Speakers
avatar for David Chaum

David Chaum

Founder, Elixxir
Widely recognized as the inventor of digital cash, David is currently leading the Elixxir project to provide scalable digital sovereignty. He is also known for other fundamental innovations in cryptography, including privacy technology and secure election systems. With a PhD in Computer... Read More →


Wednesday March 20, 2019 5:20pm - 5:40pm
Tech Platform
 
Thursday, March 21
 

9:30am

Tech giants replacing legacy infrastructure: the super app model for banks
Many banks in China and globally are struggling to service customers effectively and efficiently across their physical and digital channels. One key challenge revolves around a legacy core banking infrastructure while others include the need to improve user experience or to leverage customer data across all channels. Competition from direct and indirect digital-first companies is intensifying as customer deposits and balances in current accounts become a key battleground. 


There is a strategic move amongst leading tech giants in China towards becoming technology providers to banks, leveraging advanced cloud technology, AI, machine learning and data analytics. Some are referring to this type of proposition as a 'super app model for banks', enabling banks to cost-effectively improve their offering to customers both online and offline in a contextually seamless way. These new platforms also allow banks to manage customer data better and significantly reduce the complexity associated with regulatory compliance management and new product development. Hear the latest developments in the digital transformation of banking and find out how banks can build 'super apps'.  


Moderators
avatar for Melissa Guzy

Melissa Guzy

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures
Melissa is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures. Prior to founding Arbor Ventures, Melissa was Managing Director and Head of VantagePoint Asia, a $4.5 billion venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. As a thought... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Eugene Huang

Eugene Huang

CTO, OneConnect
Eugene is currently the Deputy General Manager, CTO and COO of OneConnect Smart Technology Co.,LTD(Shenzhen).Prior to his move to OneConnect, Eugene was part of the Executive Committee at OneConnect's parent company, Ping An Group. He joined Ping An Group in 2015 as the Deputy General... Read More →
avatar for Angela Carcheska

Angela Carcheska

Overseas CEO, Hundsun
CEO, Hundsun Technologies Global Angela overseas the global expansion initiatives for Hundsun Technologies (600570.SH), linking China-based expertise with players in the other Asian markets to form a technology-enabled ecosystem. Angela has over 20 years of start-up enterprise experience in the financial information and trading industry, building companies from start to scale. Prior to this role... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 9:30am - 9:55am
The Matrix

9:55am

Investment thesis from a VC legend
Jenny Lee was recognized by the Forbes Global 100 VC Midas, ranking as the #1 woman and #10 overall in 2015. In 2016, she was named to the Vanity Fair New Establishment list, Fast Company Most Creative People in Business list and was recognized by The New York Times and CB Insights among the top 100 venture capital investors worldwide, ranking #17 and one of the only two selected from Mainland China. As an investor in companies like Alibaba, Xiaomi, Didi Chuxing, Toutiao, Grab and many others, Jenny has an enviable record. This session, unlike any ever before, will be a fireside chat with Jenny and Sanjib Kalita, her classmate from 3 university degrees and serial entrepreneur with 2 successful exits, including Money20/20 and currently CEO of Guppy.

Moderators
avatar for Sanjib Kalita

Sanjib Kalita

CEO & Founder, Guppy
Sanjib Kalita is Co-Founder and CEO of Guppy, the next generation credit bureau built on blockchain technology. Guppy’s groundbreaking platform, powered by cryptographic tokens, delivers transparency, control and revenues to banks, account providers and consumers in a radical, new... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Lee

Jenny Lee

Managing Partner, GGV CAPITAL
Jenny Lee joined GGV Capital in 2005 as a managing partner and was instrumental in setting up the GGV presence in China.Jenny’s previous operation and finance work experience including Singapore Technologies Aerospace, Morgan Stanley and JAFCO Asia. Jenny graduated from Cornell... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 9:55am - 10:15am
The Matrix

10:15am

Money20/20 Startup Pitch Finals
We are proud to present the Money20/20 Asia Startup Pitch contest 2019. Having meticulously evaluated over 100 startups from across Asia, we selected 14 to take part in the competition onsite. Hear from the top 3 startups selected by our panel of expert VCs and find out who will be crowned the winner of this year's Money20/20 Asia Startup Pitch contest.




Moderators
avatar for Melissa Guzy

Melissa Guzy

Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures
Melissa is the Co-founder and Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures. Prior to founding Arbor Ventures, Melissa was Managing Director and Head of VantagePoint Asia, a $4.5 billion venture capital firm based in Silicon Valley with offices in Beijing, Shanghai and Hong Kong. As a thought... Read More →

Thursday March 21, 2019 10:15am - 10:30am
The Matrix

11:00am

An overview of real-time payments initiatives
National real-time payments systems continue to increase across Asia, yet questions remain around the payback and commercial models for banks. Get the latest market map of where we are today

Speakers
avatar for Xiaodong Guo

Xiaodong Guo

Product Manager, Payplaza
Xiaodong Guo is an Engagement Manager at UL’s Transaction Security division. He is responsible for knowledge management within the smart card and mobile payment domain, and is a certified GlobalPlatform trainer for card technologies training. In various projects globally, he has... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 11:00am - 11:05am
Regulation Realm

11:00am

Growth strategies and raising capital
What are the principal challenges startups face in translating a successful business idea into sustainable scale? How can they source capital from the right investors to grow to the next level? What do they need to keep in mind to effectively build their team and localize into new markets? This series of sessions will deepdive into the drivers of fintech growth in APAC.

Speakers
avatar for Sameer Singh Jaini

Sameer Singh Jaini

Founder & CEO, The Digital Fifth
Sameer is a digital strategist focusing on removing friction across Banks, NBFCs, Fintechs and Software providers. He works with Financial Institutions for establishing their digital strategy in alignment with business strategy. He runs Indiaʼs First Fintech Masterclass as well as... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 11:00am - 11:05am
Innovators' Zone

11:00am

Framing the retail landscape
Commerce is the midst of a head-to-toe makeover. Evolving consumer expectations and new competitive realities have changed how and where consumers want to browse and buy. Online sales of goods are expected to grow 10x faster than those bought in store over the next five years, but at the same time, half of connected consumers globally say they want to try before buying. Explore how seemingly opposite forces are rewiring retail.

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Evans

Michelle Evans

Head of Digital Consumer , Euromonitor International
As Head of Digital Consumer at Euromonitor International, Michelle Evans oversees the firm’s research on the digital consumer, providing actionable insights and in-depth analyses into how technological advances are reshaping the way consumers browse and buy goods and services globally.She... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 11:00am - 11:05am
Business Model World

11:00am

Status check on reaching the under and unbanked in Indonesia
Linking lenders with safe, yet unknown borrowers has always been a challenge. As smarter data analysis spreads, new firms are moving in to connect the sources of local community knowledge with distant pools of capital.

Hear more about how an ingenious model of turning community organizations into credit assessors is expanding lending in Indonesia.


Speakers
avatar for Teguh Ariwibowo

Teguh Ariwibowo

Co-Founder, Pinjam Indonesia
Biography coming soon.


Thursday March 21, 2019 11:00am - 11:05am
Tech Platform

11:00am

Founders Stories: Coping with Compliance
Regulatory compliance is a foundational aspect of any financial business, but how do you stay on top of relationships as well as legal and technical developments? Hear four founders' personal stories - both good and bad - of building compliance into the fabric of their business.

Moderators
avatar for Nikola Pavesic

Nikola Pavesic

Head of Partnerships, Nikkei
Nikola is running partnerships for the Nikkei innovation team in Tokyo which includes anything from setting up new offices, managing the investment portfolio, running tech & innovation projects and major tech events. He was born and raised in Croatia, studied in Italy, Switzerland... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Manish Sansi

Manish Sansi

Co-Founder & COO, Xen
Manish Sansi is the Co-Founder and COO of Xen, a blockchain-enabled technology platform that tokenizes alternative investments to provide greater liquidity and access for investors.Manish has over 17 years of experience in the hedge fund space, developing financial models and building... Read More →
avatar for Ralf Germer

Ralf Germer

CEO, PagBrasil
Ralf Germer is the co-founder and CEO of PagBrasil. He is a serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of international track record in sales and marketing in the tech industry.He was Vice President of Product Marketing Europe at Actebis and later founded Carpo, 4M and co-founded... Read More →
avatar for Livia Benisty

Livia Benisty

Head of Financial Crime, ComplyAdvantage
Livia is Head of Financial Crime and Regulatory Intelligence at ComplyAdvantage, working with the Strategy, Commercial, and Product teams. In this role she meets with clients and regulators to understand their focus and their needs to ensure ComplyAdvantage remains responsive to the... Read More →
avatar for Joey Kim

Joey Kim

CEO & Founder, PeopleFund
Joey Kim is the Founder and CEO of PeopleFund, Korea's fastest growing marketplace lender that is creating better alternative investment opportunities for everyone. The tech-driven platform connects borrowers and investors to deliver loans and a full spectrum of investment products... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 11:00am - 11:40am
Champion's Podium

11:05am

Opening up payments: PayPal’s take on ecosystem
In the complex world of payments and technology, there is enormous opportunity to partner across industries, countries and platforms. Opening up platforms so companies can leverage one another’s core assets will help fuel a powerful and rich consumer and merchant experience at the point of engagement, and at the point of checkout. Consumers are continually shopping in new areas, which includes marketplaces, online in social environments and on mobile. This discussion will focus on collaboration, and highlight what can happen when companies across industries and borders come together to create new experiences for consumers to pay.

Moderators
avatar for Ron Karpovich

Ron Karpovich

Managing Director, Head of eCommerce Solutions, Treasury Services, J.P. Morgan
With 20 years of banking experience, Ron is an innovator in the payments space with a proven track record of creating valuable lines of business and revenue opportunities for both banks and merchants. With a particular focus on online and mobile technology, he is a specialist in Cross-Border... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jenny Cheng

Jenny Cheng

VP, Global Professional Services, PayPal
Jenny Cheng leads PayPal’s Global Professional Services team, which focuses on end to end customer-centric technical solutions – from design to integration to technical servicing. As part of PayPal’s Customer Experience & Technology organization, Jenny’s focus is to utilize... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 11:05am - 11:20am
Business Model World

11:05am

How is tech building bridges to new consumers?
Long driven by regulatory and policy mandates, the cutting edge of financial inclusion has shifted to creating greater choice for consumers through smarter data analytics applied to ever-smaller transactions. Where paperwork prevented traditional banks from originating loans frequently or for small amounts, technology now allows borrowers to access a choice-enabling competition for their loans.

Moderators
avatar for Antonio Separovic

Antonio Separovic

Chief Executive Officer, Oradian
Antonio Separovic is a financial inclusion and financial technology expert with over 20 years of experience, including ten years in the microfinance sector. Antonio has implemented cloud banking systems across 15 countries in Asia, Latin America and Africa as the Global Marketing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Vipin Kalra

Vipin Kalra

Chief Executive Officer, BankBazaar International
Vipin Kalra is the Chief Executive Officer of BankBazaar International. He has over 25 years of extensive experience in general management, sales and marketing in global payments, transactional business, digital and online retail sector, and emerging technology areas.In his most... Read More →
avatar for Dawn Lai

Dawn Lai

CEO, RAM Credit Information Sdn Bhd
Dawn Lai is the CEO of RAM Credit Information Sdn Bhd (RAMCI), a leading licensed Credit Reporting Agency in Malaysia, serving a broad segment of Malaysia’s business community, from leading international and local Brands to financial institutions and SMEs.Dawn has over 17 years... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 11:05am - 11:25am
Tech Platform

11:05am

Real-time payments workshop
Real-time payments will transform trade and commercial payments. The benefits include improved processing and settlement, lower costs, greater visibility, and of course speed. What are banks and infrastructure providers doing to import real-time payments into the world of trade and commercial payments? Are they moving fast enough? What is the impact of open-banking and FinTechs? Examples of new products and partnerships?

Moderators
avatar for Jan Alejandro Smith Ramos

Jan Alejandro Smith Ramos

Founding Partner, KoreFusion Advisory
Jan is a founding partner of KoreFusion, an international strategy consulting and M&A advisory firm focused on FinTech, financial services and payments. His main interest is in helping payment systems evolve and using them to unlock efficiencies and social development.  Jan’s career... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Gautam Aggarwal

Gautam Aggarwal

Group Head & Senior Vice President, Domestic and Real-time Payment Systems, Asia Pacific, Mastercard
As Group Head & Senior Vice President of Domestic and Real-time Payment Systems, Gautam is responsible to expand Mastercard's partnerships with domestic switches/schemes; and commercialize Mastercard’s real-time payments assets and build a real-time payments business in Asia Pacific... Read More →
avatar for Debopama Sen

Debopama Sen

Head of Treasury and Trade Solutions - Singapore & ASEAN, Citi
Debopama is the Head of Citi’s Treasury and Trade Solutions (TTS) business in Singapore and ASEAN, since February 2018. She oversees the Singapore TTS business which provides integrated cash management and trade finance services to multinational corporations, financial institutions... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 11:05am - 11:35am
Regulation Realm

11:05am

Fintech Deep Dive part 1: Sustainable scale vs unit economics 
The need to scale your business at the expense of profits can be great, especially when managing stakeholder expectations. How can you strike the right balance between scaling sustainably and commercially? Hear from a panel of pros as they impart the lessons they've learned and insight on the right model while managing stakeholders expectations.

Moderators
avatar for Markus Gnirck

Markus Gnirck

Co-Founder, tryb Group
Markus Gnirck is Co-founder of tryb Group, a leading ASEAN Fintech investor that provides growth capital to entrepreneurs that are transforming the ASEAN financial industry ecosystems. Additionally, Markus is the founding committee member of the Singapore FinTech Association, co-author... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Angelie Panteli

Angelie Panteli

Chief Financial Officer, LendInvest
Angelie is CFO of LendInvest, the UK’s leading online marketplace platform for property finance and investing. Angelie is a chartered accountant and chartered tax adviser and has extensive experience in roles across both large global listed businesses and more recently, fast growth... Read More →
avatar for Tamer El Emary

Tamer El Emary

Chief Commercial Officer, WorldRemit
Tamer heads up WorldRemit’s commercial and business development teams, and is responsible for driving global growth and strategic alliance activity.A seasoned global business development executive, Tamer has more than 20 years of experience delivering accelerated growth and increased... Read More →
avatar for Satyen Kothari

Satyen Kothari

Founder, Cube Wealth
Cube is Satyen's 5th company.He was previously the founder/owner of Citrus Payments, which was acquired by Naspers in 2016. He has started 3 other companies in Silicon Valley and worked with leading companies like Apple and frog design.Cube's mission is to change the world of investing... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 11:05am - 11:35am
Innovators' Zone

11:20am

Bridging the real world with the online retail world across borders
As online commerce grows across borders, the complexity to deliver a seamless service experience for consumers is crucial. Secure payments is one challenge that is beginning to improve but what additional value can be created with customer data. How can loyalty be developed to help retailers drive retention and cross-selling opportunities? Hear from Booking.com as they share their business needs and how Yapstone, and Fortumo are building new sources of value for retailers.

Moderators
avatar for Jordan McKee

Jordan McKee

Research Director, 451 Research
Jordan McKee is a Research Director for Customer Experience & Commerce, and also leads 451 Research’s coverage of the payments ecosystem. He focuses on digital transformation across the commerce value chain, with an emphasis on the major trends impacting payment networks, issuing... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Martin Koppel

Martin Koppel

CEO & Co-Founder , Fortumo
Martin has been managing Fortumo’s business development and growth activities from launch to today, where the company works with over 170,000 merchants and 350 mobile operators in more than 100 countries. He makes sure Fortumo’s strategy is focused on helping its partners acquire... Read More →
avatar for Daniel Jordan Marovitz

Daniel Jordan Marovitz

Vice President Global Payments, Booking.com
As Vice President of Global Payments at Booking.com, Daniel Marovitz is responsible for the company’s payments products worldwide, facilitating seamless access to the Booking.com marketplace for both customers and partners. As one of the largest global e-commerce companies with... Read More →
avatar for Sanjay Saraf

Sanjay Saraf

Chief Technology Officer, YapStone
Sanjay Saraf leads YapStone’s technology organization and is responsible for Product Engineering, Infrastructure and Operations, Information Security, R&D, and Product Innovation. In his role, Sanjay is focused on all YapStone product platforms, including global pay-in and pay-out... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 11:20am - 11:55am
Business Model World

11:25am

Financial inclusion: What’s working and what are the lessons to learn?
Digital finance has helped bring millions across Asia into the economic fold. During this session, we will look at the progress that the industry has made so far on financial inclusion, the work that is still left to do, and how technology can help us get there.

Moderators
avatar for Zennon Kapron

Zennon Kapron

Director, Kapronasia
Zennon Kapron is a Director at Kapronasia, a Shanghai-based financial industry market research firm focused on helping fintech companies and financial institutions understand the opportunities in China and Asia's financial services markets including banking, payments and capital markets... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Sid Jajodia

Sid Jajodia

Global Head of Credit, PayU
Sid is the Head of Credit at leading financial services provider, PayU. He is responsible for leading PayU's global credit strategy which is built on three pillars: in-house developments, partnerships and acquisitions and investments. Through this approach, Sid leads PayU in developing... Read More →
avatar for Soon Sze Meng

Soon Sze Meng

Vice President, Business, International, Singtel
As Vice President for Business in the International Group of Singtel, Sze Meng lead the team to develop and implement new engines of growth that will help accelerate the Singtel Group's initiatives in the mobile financials, digital entertainment and SME businesses.Sze Meng joins Singtel... Read More →
avatar for Raja Al Mazrouei

Raja Al Mazrouei

Executive Vice President - FinTech Hive, DIFC
Raja Al Mazrouei is the Executive Vice President of FinTech Hive at the Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). In this capacity, she oversees the innovation initiative that brings together key stakeholders from Financial Institutions, Government entities, Technology Partners... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 11:25am - 12:05pm
Tech Platform

11:35am

Comparing instant payments clearing systems for retail transactions around the world: lessons learned
With a number of different instant payments clearing systems, what have we learned and how can the model be improved upon for new communities at the beginning of the journey? Is there a role for the card schemes?

Moderators
avatar for Samee Zafar

Samee Zafar

Director, Edgar, Dunn & Company
Samee is based in the London office. He has advised some of the largest financial services organisations in Europe and North America on competitive strategy, operations and technology. His expertise covers banking, digital commerce, payments including mobile payments, and new technologies... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Liz Oakes

Liz Oakes

EVP Market Development of New Payment Platforms, Mastercard
Liz Oakes is Executive Vice President, Market Development of New Payment Platforms at Mastercard. She works with governments, central banks, regulators, schemes, retail and commercial banks on the strategic development of real-time payments programs across the globe, in collaboration... Read More →
avatar for Michael Moon

Michael Moon

Managing Director, Payments, Trade & Communications, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
Michael Moon joined SWIFT’s Singapore office in 2012 and leads its payments, trade and communications functions in Asia Pacific. In this role, he partners with the payments and banking industry to deliver next-generation payment and settlement solutions. Michael manages SWIFT’s... Read More →
avatar for Annie Zhang

Annie Zhang

Vice President, Global Business Development, Discover
Annie Zhang is the Managing Director of Asia Pacific Region for Diners Club International and Global Business Development of Payment Services.  Her responsibilities include: managing existing and developing new franchises relationships to support growth of Diners Club card issuance... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 11:35am - 12:05pm
Regulation Realm

11:35am

Fintech Deep Dive part 2: Localisation
Just how much does winning in your domestic market translate into an ability to compete in overseas markets? Is your plan strong enough for sourcing local talent, coping with regulatory requirements and negotiating with business partners, how confident can you be?

Moderators
avatar for Anthony Sar

Anthony Sar

Founder & CEO, FINNOVASIA
Anthony founded FINNOVASIA in 2015 and Hong Kong FinTech Club in 2017 to meet the growing demand in financial technology knowledge from the industry.FINNOVASIA is the officially appointed organiser of the Hong Kong FinTech Week, the leading industry event with over 8,000 attendees... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Val Ji-Hsuan Yap

Val Ji-Hsuan Yap

CEO & Founder, PolicyPal
Val Ji-hsuan Yap is the Founder and CEO of PAL Network and PolicyPal Singapore. Before founding PolicyPal, Val Yap worked as the Assistant Vice President at OCBC Bank in Singapore, where she headed a wide range of digital initiatives and campaigns,working closely with wealth and marketing... Read More →
avatar for Leo Shimada

Leo Shimada

Co-Founder and Group CEO, CROWDO
Leo is the Co-Founder and Group CEO of Crowdo. He is recognized as a top leader within the Asia Pacific fintech industry having been named as a top fintech influencer and leader by Visa, EY, Next Money, Lattice80, and Fintechnews.sg. Leo is a highly sought after industry opinion leader... Read More →
avatar for Shailesh Naik

Shailesh Naik

Founder and CEO, MatchMove Pay
Mr Shailesh Naik is Founder and CEO of MatchMove Pay (www.matchmove.com), one of the world’s fastest growing and most disruptive fintech companies in digital payments and next-generation banking.MatchMove’s proprietary Banking Wallet OSTM enables 'Banking-as-a-Service' with Spend... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 11:35am - 12:05pm
Innovators' Zone

11:40am

Feedback loops, how to build a customer-centric product
Financial services remains a ripe space for the development of creative new products and services. While this movement has benefited consumers, innovation has primarily been product and technology-centric. The industry is still asking consumers to behave more like bankers, communicating what’s happening with their accounts through ledgers and interest rates instead of providing intuitive solutions. Is it time to disrupt the way we think about financial products and services? Learn from experts and experience the challenges and benefits of human-centered design for products, services, and organizations.

Moderators
avatar for Ajay Ramasubramaniam

Ajay Ramasubramaniam

Director, Zone Startups India
Ajay is a startup executive with strong skill sets in business development, partnerships and operations; built over 15 years, across East Africa, Canada and India. Since 2014, Ajay has been in a pan-India leadership role, growing Zone Startups' India operations to be a leading name... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Prajit Nanu

Prajit Nanu

CEO & Co-Founder, InstaReM
Based in Singapore, Prajit is responsible for expanding the business into new markets and overseeing business operations across the global offices in cities including Singapore, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Lithuania, Melbourne and Gold Coast. He is also in charge of driving innovation... Read More →
avatar for Lizzie Chapman

Lizzie Chapman

Co-Founder & CEO, ZestMoney
Lizzie is Co-Founder & CEO of ZestMoney, the digital consumer lending company that is revolutionising the way Indian consumers transact online. Lizzie moved to India in 2011 to spearhead the India operations for UK based digital lender Wonga.com, which was later put on hold. In 2013... Read More →
avatar for Adam D'arcy

Adam D'arcy

Chief Product Officer - Mapan, GO-JEK
Adam is a seasoned creator of digital consumer products. Adam's previous role was in HSBC where he convinced a global bank to leverage friendships to create and win in the mobile payments space. The award winning 'PayMe from HSBC' gained over 1m users in its first 18 months and has... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 11:40am - 12:10pm
Champion's Podium
  • about At Zone Startups, Ajay oversees the flagship India accelerator operations as well as leads new initiatives, including corporate innovation programs and thematic accelerators under the Zone Startups brand.<br><br>Over the past 3 years, Ajay has successfully led setting up accelerators with Barclays and Axis Bank; as well as, corporate innovation programs with Visa, Thomson Reuters, HDFC Bank, ICICI Lombard, EY and Australia Institute of Sports.<br>Prior to Zone Startups India, Ajay was the Director – India Operations for SkillsDox Inc., a Canadian ed-tech company; wherein he helped the company set up in India and establish its initial partnerships, as well as raise INR 150 Cr.<br><br>In an earlier role, Ajay worked for the Government of Ontario, Canada for 5-years, where he was responsible for bilateral trade and investment relations between Ontario and India.<br>Ajay began his career working in Tanzania (East Africa) for 4 years, where he was involved in World Bank and African Development Bank projects. During this term, he assumed the role of an “intrapreneur”, and built a social enterprise in the agri-inputs value chain, wherein he built revenues in excess of $1Mn within the first 1.5 yrs.<br><br>Ajay is an MBA in Marketing &amp; Finance and a B.Com in Financial Management from Mumbai University has 13 years of cross-functional work experience with startups, international business and Governments, across North America, East Africa &amp; South Asia.

11:55am

The commercial proposition driving cross-border commerce
Commerce has gone global and no longer can companies focus only on domestic competition. Hear from a panel of global players about how they view the rise of cross-border commerce, and how scale combined with local knowledge helps drive customer adoption.

Moderators
avatar for Scott Harkey

Scott Harkey

Global Payments Lead, Levvel
Scott Harkey leads the Payment Practice at Levvel, a consulting firm based in Charlotte, NC. In this role, he advises a number of US, UK, Australian, and Canadian banks, digital wallets, merchants, acquirers and startups on their digital payment strategy, payments architecture, custom... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Soma Ramasamy

Soma Ramasamy

Vice President, Cross-Border Markets and International Business Development, PayPal Pte Ltd
Soma Ramasamy is a 20-year veteran with expansive experience in Sales, Business and Strategy Development in the Telecommunications and Technology sectors. Currently, holding the portfolio of Vice President for Cross-Border Markets and International Business Development in PayPal... Read More →
avatar for Hamish Moline

Hamish Moline

Vice President, Digital Partnerships & Venture, Asia Pacific, Visa Worldwide Pte Limited
Hamish is currently Vice President, Digital Partnerships and Ventures - Visa AP, where he is responsible for driving the enablement and growth of Visa’s new network capabilities through key partnerships and programs.Prior to joining Visa Inc., Hamish was Vice President, APAC Merchant... Read More →
avatar for Prasanna Varadharajan

Prasanna Varadharajan

Head of eCommerce, APAC, First Data
Prasanna is the head of eCommerce for the APAC region at First Data. He is instrumental in driving the eCommerce business and responsible for the growth of market share for the First Data APAC payment processing business across the partner ecosystem, banks and financial institutions... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 11:55am - 12:25pm
Business Model World

12:05pm

Unmasking the invisible fraud
Sun Tzu taught that the enemy you don't understand is the one you should fear most. Join us for a practical look at the most commonly missed fraud risks.

Speakers
avatar for Ron Atzmon

Ron Atzmon

CEO, AU10TIX
Ron Atzmon is MD of AU10TIX Limited, pioneers of multi-channel ID Authentication.Ron has led the company to the position of technology leader and provider of choice of the world’s major players such Visa, PayPal, Google Airbnb, Nordea Bank.Under Ron’s leadership AU10TIX introduced... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 12:05pm - 12:10pm
Tech Platform

12:05pm

Driving commercial value through regulatory opportunities
Most companies see regulation as business prevention. How can this be flipped in order to leverage new opportunities resulting from regulation?

Moderators
avatar for Bhavik Vasa

Bhavik Vasa

Entrepreneur & Fintech Advisor, Karmshala
Entrepreneur | FinTech Asia 200 | Mentor Startupbootcamp | Dad on Duty... He is a Business leader with over a decade of global experience across Fintech, Digital Payments and Mobile technologies.Instrumental in the scale of ItzCash (India's digital cash) and eventually its M&A to... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Yoshiki Yasui

Yoshiki Yasui

CEO & Founder, Origami Inc.
Born in Toronto in 1985, Yoshiki spent his childhood in Toronto and New York until moving to Japan at the age of 10. For post-secondary education, Yoshiki studied at the University of Sydney and later graduated from Waseda University.Upon graduation, Yoshiki first began his work in... Read More →
avatar for Harshil Mathur

Harshil Mathur

CEO & Co-Founder, Razorpay
Harshil started Razorpay after discovering the dismal state of online payments in India. He graduated from IIT Roorkee in 2013 and started working at Schlumberger. With an idea to change the way online payments functioned in India, Harshil quit his full-time job and founded Razorpay... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 12:05pm - 12:25pm
Regulation Realm

12:05pm

Fintech Deep Dive part 3: Raising capital
With the rise of the alternative methods to raise capital, is the VC model still an attractive option for many startups? What are the key issues in attracting risk capital for early-stage startups and what are the markets currently doing to address this?

Moderators
avatar for Yinglan Tan

Yinglan Tan

Founding Managing Partner, Insignia Ventures Partners
Tan Yinglan founded Insignia Venture Partners in 2017, an early stage technology venture fund focusing on Southeast Asia and has partnered with regional champions like Carro, Payfazz, Cohive, Janio and Logivan amongst others. Prior to founding Insignia Venture Partners, Yinglan was... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Joey Kim

Joey Kim

CEO & Founder, PeopleFund
Joey Kim is the Founder and CEO of PeopleFund, Korea's fastest growing marketplace lender that is creating better alternative investment opportunities for everyone. The tech-driven platform connects borrowers and investors to deliver loans and a full spectrum of investment products... Read More →
avatar for Vic Tham

Vic Tham

CEO, Quantum Energy Asset Management
Vic Tham is a seasoned portfolio manager who has been in risk management, investments and compliance control for more than 30 years. He currently manages several investments in his capacity as the portfolio manager for QEX Fund SP, as the CIO of Pundi X Labs Pte. Limited and, as CEO... Read More →
avatar for Michele Ferrario

Michele Ferrario

CEO & Co-Founder, StashAway
Before founding StashAway, he was the Group CEO of ZALORA where he was responsible for it growing 15x and becoming the undisputed leader in the market. Michele previously founded the Italian and Pakistani operations of Rocket Internet, launching 5 companies in these 2 countries.From... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 12:05pm - 12:40pm
Innovators' Zone

12:10pm

Financial alchemy: turning data to trust 
The crux of technology-driven financial inclusion is creating a matrix of trust from varied sources of data, such as digital and physical attributes. What is the evolving nature of threats? And how can data and smarter analysis enable the players in the existing financial system to conduct business with new persons and businesses safely, rooting out fraud and identity theft?  

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Kornitzer

Daniel Kornitzer

Chief Business Development Officer, Paysafe Group
Daniel Kornitzer serves as EVP and Chief Business Development Officer of Paysafe. Prior to this, upon rejoining the Group in 2014, Daniel served as Paysafe’s Chief Product Officer. In his 20+ years in technology management, he has pioneered ground-breaking initiatives, from the... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 12:10pm - 12:25pm
Tech Platform

12:10pm

Catch the spy
Fintech startups are driving improved customer experiences and creating innovative products and services. This session will introduce you to a few of the fascinating trends our VCs are seeing. And you, our brilliant audience, can get in on it. Join with our seasoned VCs and experts in deciding which trends will create the next potential rock star firms and which will fall short. Can you spot the BS faster than our experts?

Moderators
avatar for Utsav Somani

Utsav Somani

Partner, AngelList India
Utsav is responsible for bringing AngelList to India. AngelList is the world’s largest startup platform to fundraise, recruit and launch - with over US $950m delivered to over 2000 startups. He holds degrees in Information Systems Management, Innovation & Finance from Singapore... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for William Bao Bean

William Bao Bean

General Partner, SOSV
William is a General Partner at SOSV, a US$400m venture capital fund known as "the Accelerator VC” with a >30% net realized IRR, where he is the Managing Director of Chinaccelerator, SOSV’s global Internet accelerator and the first accelerator in China and Managing Director of... Read More →
avatar for Dirk van Quaquebeke

Dirk van Quaquebeke

Managing Partner, BEENEXT
Dirk is a founding managing partner at Beenext a venture capital fund focused on investing in early-stage technology start-ups in southeast Asia including India, Japan and the USA. Prior, dirk co-founded alps ventures as an early stage investor and company builder with a focus on... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 12:10pm - 12:30pm
Champion's Podium

12:25pm

Commerce 2040: Identifying the stakeholders that will create the future store
In the future, smart retailers will leverage technology to remove the hassles of shopping for mundane purchases while simultaneously enhancing the experience for products that tap into the innate curiosity to see, feel and try. Join us to explore the companies, countries and consumers inspiring new commerce avenues and business models that will reinvent physical stores by 2040 while putting into perspective Asia’s role in this future.  

Speakers
avatar for Michelle Evans

Michelle Evans

Head of Digital Consumer , Euromonitor International
As Head of Digital Consumer at Euromonitor International, Michelle Evans oversees the firm’s research on the digital consumer, providing actionable insights and in-depth analyses into how technological advances are reshaping the way consumers browse and buy goods and services globally.She... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 12:25pm - 12:45pm
Business Model World

12:25pm

Biometrics deep dive
Biometrics is the ultimate security layer, but creating mass-scale biometrics for financial services has been challenging. That is, until the advent of simpler real-time analysis and mass data storage. As financial firms look to roll out biometric security, what are the key factors to a successful implementation?

Speakers
avatar for Tim Dalgleish

Tim Dalgleish

Head of Threat Analytics,  Biocatch
Tim Dalgleish is a fraud prevention expert, with over 15 years experience in financial services and technology. He has worked with businesses in over 20 countries to implement effective fraud prevention systems and strategies. Prior to his role at BioCatch, Tim led the Asia Pacific... Read More →
avatar for Giselle Lindley

Giselle Lindley

Principal Financial Crime Consultant, ACI Worldwide
Giselle Lindley is principal financial crime consultant at ACI Worldwide. Her career has spanned the public sector, banking and insurance, over a period of nearly two decades with the Australian anti money laundering regulator, Austrac and a number of financial institutions in Asia/Pacific... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 12:25pm - 12:45pm
Tech Platform

12:25pm

Linking national real-time infrastructure together
A central real-time infrastructure not only makes transactions more convenient for consumers, businesses, and financial service providers but also facilitates innovations by different players in the financial service space and helps countries accelerate their cashless agenda.

Moderators
avatar for Varun Mittal

Varun Mittal

Global Emerging Markets & ASEAN Fintech Leader, EY
Varun Mittal is the ASEAN Fintech Lead at EY covering emerging technology and business models in financial services across ASEAN. Previously Varun was the first marketing and sales employee at helloPay (acquired by ANT Financial, Alibaba Group), led payments for Samsung in ASEAN and... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jan Alejandro Smith Ramos

Jan Alejandro Smith Ramos

Founding Partner, KoreFusion Advisory
Jan is a founding partner of KoreFusion, an international strategy consulting and M&A advisory firm focused on FinTech, financial services and payments. His main interest is in helping payment systems evolve and using them to unlock efficiencies and social development.  Jan’s career... Read More →
avatar for Svend Janssen

Svend Janssen

Head of Asia, Western Union Business Solutions
Svend is responsible for the Asia region at Western Union Business Solutions. Looking back on 20 years in senior leadership roles with global service industry and consumer goods companies, Svend joined Western Union in 2011. Prior to taking over the Asia region in 2017, he has successfully... Read More →
avatar for Tony Joseph

Tony Joseph

CISO ePayments & eCollections, Ministry of Finance, UAE
Mr. Tony Joseph is a Payments Business Strategist and Technology Futurist with a passion for driving disruptive technologies that fashion business process automation. He has over 20 years of industry experience in Information Technology and Fintech that includes creation of state... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 12:25pm - 1:00pm
Regulation Realm

12:30pm

Behind the behemoth: in conversation with Jonathan Larsen
Following 18 years at Citigroup, Jonathan Larsen is now running a $1bn fund for Ping An Group. the fund is focussed on investments that give Ping An strategic access to tech that can create value for the company - specifically an asset-light model where Ping An can be a tech enabler. The idea is to make tech behind Ping An's facial and voice recognition, digital lending, credit scoring and fraud scoring available to other companies around the world. Hear from one of the most influential figures at one of the leading tech companies in China as he shares his strategic vision, detailed investment thesis and insights on how the tech landscape will shape up in 2019 and beyond.

Can you afford to miss this session?

Moderators
avatar for Samantha Ghiotti

Samantha Ghiotti

Partner, Anthemis Group
Samantha Ghiotti is a Digital Finance executive, venture investor and entrepreneur who spent 20 years founding, growing, transforming and exiting businesses, leading people and organisations through change.She is currently a Partner at Anthemis group, the leading fintech venture investor... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Jonathan Larsen

Jonathan Larsen

Group Chief Innovation Officer, Chairman & CEO, Ping An Global Voyager Fund
Jonathan Larsen is now Chief Innovation Officer of Ping An Group and Chairman and CEO of the Ping An Global Voyager Fund.Jonathan spent 18 years at Citigroup where he was most recently Global Head of the firm’s Retail Banking and Mortgage businesses, generating ~$12Bn in Revenues... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 12:30pm - 12:50pm
Champion's Podium

12:40pm

Fintech Deep Dive part 4: Recruiting talent and building a team
Recruiting, developing and retaining talent is a constant challenge for founders. What are startups and financial institutions doing to attract talent? Shortages are acute and the talent challenges vary by country, but what skillset will be in highest demand and what are the next steps to meet the gap?

Moderators
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Olivier Legrand

Managing Director, APAC, LinkedIn
Olivier Legrand assumed the role of Managing Director for LinkedIn in the Asia Pacificand Japan region on January 1, 2016, and continues to lead the company’s Marketing Solutions business in the region.Olivier brings with him more than a decade of leadership, marketing and business development... Read More →

Speakers
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Ralf Germer

CEO, PagBrasil
Ralf Germer is the co-founder and CEO of PagBrasil. He is a serial entrepreneur with more than 20 years of international track record in sales and marketing in the tech industry.He was Vice President of Product Marketing Europe at Actebis and later founded Carpo, 4M and co-founded... Read More →
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Prajit Nanu

CEO & Co-Founder, InstaReM
Based in Singapore, Prajit is responsible for expanding the business into new markets and overseeing business operations across the global offices in cities including Singapore, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Lithuania, Melbourne and Gold Coast. He is also in charge of driving innovation... Read More →
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Steve Vickers

CEO, Thunes
Steve is a strategic business advisor with over 25 years experience gained in Europe, USA, and APAC. He joined Thunes (Previously TransferTo) in August 2018, to lead the business expansion and transformation of the enterprise as a pure-play FinTech organisation.For the last 2 years... Read More →
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Nicki Ramsay

CEO, CardUp
Nicki Ramsay is CEO and Founder of CardUp, a fast-growing credit card enablement platform for payments and cash management. An expert in the payments industry, she has built digital payments products and previously worked for American Express across both Asia Pacific and Europe. During... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 12:40pm - 1:15pm
Innovators' Zone

12:45pm

Mobile-first retail: are you ready for it?
On average, there are over 7 million Tweets around E-commerce every month. 70% of Twitter users visit an online store first and make a purchase online. Twitter's research shows that Asian millennials are more likely to shop on mobile apps than Western millennials and, more likely to adopt mobile payment than their Western counterparts. Even for the mobile resilient categories, we're seeing an increase in consumers' intention to buy on mobile. As consumers warm up to purchasing even their furniture online, mobile commerce disruption is expected to go mainstream first in Asia.  

Speakers
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Martyn U'ren

Head of Research, Asia Pacific & MENA, Twitter
Martyn leads the Twitter research team across Asia Pacific, Middle East & North Africa; a team responsible for developing and providing market insight into all aspects of Twitter, from audience to global events. Previously, Martyn has spanned media agency, global publishers, research... Read More →
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Arvinder Gujral

MD, Southeast Asia and Senior Director, Business Development, Asia Pacific, Twitter
Arvinder has a dual role at Twitter as Managing Director of Southeast Asia and Senior Director of Asia Pacific Business Development. In his MD of Southeast Asia role, he is responsible for growing Twitter’s business across Southeast Asia including strategic leadership and business... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 12:45pm - 1:05pm
Business Model World

12:45pm

Mind the Hack
The next financial crisis is as likely to be driven by a security breach as it is by traditional sources of financial risk, such as leverage or fraud. Join us for a practical look at where the most acute dangers lie for financial firms, what can be done to prevent hacks and more realistically, how damage can be limited once a hack is identified.

Moderators
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Queenie Chan

General Manager of APAC, Symphony
Queenie Chan is the General Manager of Asia Pacific for Symphony Communication Services, a Silicon Valley based "unicorn" start-up that provides a secure and compliant collaboration platform with integrated messaging, file sharing, audio/video conferencing, screen sharing and automated... Read More →

Speakers
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Prof. Kevyn Yong

Associate Dean of Corporate Programs, ESSEC Business School
Professor Kevyn Yong is an Associate Professor, Management Department and Associate Dean for Corporate Programs at ESSEC Business School Asia-Pacific in Singapore. In his role as Associate Dean for Corporate Program, he also leads the design and development of custom programs for... Read More →
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Eric Hoh

President, Asia Pacific, FireEye
Eric Hoh is President of FireEye for Asia Pacific. In this role, he leads an organization committed to helping the region’s organizations improve their defenses against targeted cyber attacks. He is based at the company’s regional headquarters in Singapore.Eric is a seasoned security... Read More →
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Dr. Yin Minn Pa Pa

Researcher, PwC Japan
Dr. Yin Minn Pa Pa is originally from Myanmar and currently working as a security researcher at PwC Cyber Services, PwC Japan. Before she came to Japan, she worked as an IT engineer for the government of Myanmar. She earned her doctorate of engineering from Yokohama National University... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 12:45pm - 1:10pm
Tech Platform

12:50pm

Ask me anything about crypto & blockchain
Looking to understand specific crypto and token projects and evaluate their credibility? This meet-up for technologists, developers and entrepreneurs will explore the fundamental innovations in cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies and how they can be applied.

Speakers
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Darius Sit

Managing Partner, QCP Capital
Darius is co-founder and Managing Partner at QCP Capital, a digital asset trading firm headquartered in Singapore. Formerly a Macro Trader at Dymon Asia Capital, he spent years trading cross-asset derivatives with a focus on Asian FX/NDFs and model-based strategies before moving on... Read More →
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Loi Luu

CEO & Co-Founder, Kyber Network
Loi Luu is CEO and Cofounder of Kyber Network. He completed his Ph.D. on smart contracts, security and cryptocurrency. He has been listed in Forbes, 30 Under 30 Asia 2018: Finance & Venture Capital and nominated by MIT Tech review as one of the 10 innovators under 35 APAC for his... Read More →
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Mike Kayamori

CEO & Co-Founder, Liquid
Mike Kayamori is QUOINE's Co-Founder CEO, following a career spanning 20 years where he held senior roles at Softbank Group Corporation, Globespan Capital Partners, and Mitsubishi Corporation.  Having graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Law from University of Tokyo, before going... Read More →
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Vijay Ayyar

Global Head of New Business, Luno
Vijay is Global Head of New Business at Luno and is responsible for all new products and partnerships across the business. Prior to this, he worked at Google in roles across YouTube, Chromecast, and Adwords. Vijay also spent a number of years at PwC and Ipsos, where he ran consulting... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 12:50pm - 1:20pm
Champion's Podium

2:00pm

The rise of nano-financing in Southeast Asia
Have you heard of Oriente yet? Launched by the former founding CTO of Lufax, Hubert Tai, the founder of BlackPine Private Equity, Lawrence Chu and the cofounder of Skype and Atomico, Geoffrey Prentice, this startup offering real-time credit scoring and online-to-offline lending in South East Asia raised $105 million out of nowhere at the end of last year. It’s now live in the Philippines and Indonesia, taking steps to launch in Vietnam and scaling fast thanks to investment from retail giant JG Summit Holdings from the Philippines, and members of Malaysia’s Berjaya Group and Indonesian telco Sinar Mas. 


Born out of these illustrious tech founders and raised by these Asian family office powerhouses, how will Oriente’s lending proposition scale across South East Asia’s fragmented markets? What are the underlying technologies and models Oriente is utilizing to overcome KYC challenges and ensure speed and accuracy in the credit scoring process? How does Oriente’s bottom-up approach to financial inclusion compare to other last mile approaches to reach the underbanked from telcos to tech giants?


Moderators
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Jinesh Patel

Partner, Dymon Asia Ventures
Dymon Asia Ventures is an early stage fintech-focussed fund. In his capacity as Partner, Jinesh Patel oversees the fund’s investment strategy. Prior to joining Dymon Asia Capital, Jinesh was an experienced hedge fund and private equity manager, with extensive investment banking... Read More →

Speakers
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Geoffrey Prentice

Co-Founder Oriente, Co-Founder Atomico & Co-Founder Skype, Oriente
Geoffrey Prentice is a co-Founder of Oriente, where he is responsible for global business strategy, strategic partnerships, brand, and investments. Geoffrey was previously a founding Partner at Atomico, a leading global VC firm with over US$2 billion in assets under management where... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 2:00pm - 2:20pm
The Matrix

2:20pm

WeBank: Open banking decoded
Technological innovation has made a huge impact on how banks reach their customers - a shift away from brick-and-mortar branches toward new digital channels as the primary servicing medium. Open banking will be the future of banking services where interconnectivity across many industries and partners will bring financial services into our daily lives. To address this trend, Henry Ma will introduce the "3O" principles of open banking, challenges arising from a future of open banking services, and corresponding approaches for tackling such issues.


Speakers
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Henry Ma

Vice President & Chief Information Officer , WeBank
Henry oversees the strategic planning and development of Fintech business at WeBank.Prior to WeBank, Henry has served as General Manager at Ping An Technology Co., Ltd. Prior to that, Henry had lived and worked in Silicon Valley for more than 10 years. Henry has received his Bachelor... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 2:20pm - 2:40pm
The Matrix

2:40pm

Building a bank from scratch
The threat of game-changing innovation and challengers disrupting the big banks is never far away, with both sides working hard to win the customers’ attention, engagement and ultimately, value. Where first the threat came in the form of FinTech start-ups, the new frontier is in the rise and rapid growth of the tech platforms, built to serve customers in every aspect of their lives, covering their everyday financial, social and retails needs in one, more convenient solution. It’s a step-change the banks are working hard to solve for and its driving a furious need to innovate to remain relevant, re-invent commercial models and experiment with new technologies.

In this session we'll hear from the bank fighting back and building thier own digital bank from scratch. Find out how Standard Chartered have approached this challenge in Hong Kong, how they are measuring their innovation and how they are navigating the changes required internally.

Moderators
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James Lloyd

Partner; Asia-Pacific FinTech Leader, EY
James Lloyd is a partner in EY's Corporate Finance Strategy (CFS) team, and leads the firm’s dedicated financial technology capability across Asia-Pacific – focused on early-stage, growth-stage, and non-traditional financial services. He is also APAC leader of the firm’s payments... Read More →

Speakers
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Deniz Güven

CEO, Virtual Bank by Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong, Standard Chartered
Deniz is an internationally recognised leader in driving digital transformations and bringing new digital banking experiences to audiences globally.As the the CEO of the Virtual Bank by Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong, Deniz leads the team in building a smart bank to solve clients... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 2:40pm - 3:00pm
The Matrix

3:00pm

Enabling the next billion consumers & micro-entrepreneurs 
Mega platforms and super apps are prolific across Asia but what are the use cases that are well served through this platform model and what are the limitations? Many claim financial inclusion as their mission statement but what are the immediate results of this mission and what will this look like longer-term? This punchy session will explore the role of technology, commerce, financial institutions and governments in reaching the next billion consumers & micro-entrepreneurs.

Moderators
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Dirk van Quaquebeke

Managing Partner, BEENEXT
Dirk is a founding managing partner at Beenext a venture capital fund focused on investing in early-stage technology start-ups in southeast Asia including India, Japan and the USA. Prior, dirk co-founded alps ventures as an early stage investor and company builder with a focus on... Read More →

Speakers
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Nguyen Nguyen

CEO, Trusting Social
Dr. Nguyen An Nguyen is a Data Scientist, serial entrepreneur and seasoned banker. He earned his Ph.D. in Economics from Rice University (USA) in 2007. He joined Barclays Global Decision Science team in New York in 2008 where he was responsible for developing and managing various... Read More →
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Patrick Cao

President, Tokopedia
Patrick Cao is the President at Tokopedia, overseeing the CFO Office, Financial Technology businesses and global partnerships. Prior to Tokopedia, Patrick was a Partner at Formation Group where he focused on investments in growth-stage technology and consumer companies. Patrick was... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:00pm - 3:30pm
The Matrix

3:30pm

Dispelling innovation cliches
Building an ecosystem ripe for disruption from big data and AI trends using a SaaS-based model targeting the digitally-native, millennial generation... what does this mean?! 


For every disruption that succeeds in building new businesses, affecting cultural change and collaborating across the industry, there are a myriad of overhyped, over-buzzworded initiatives that fall by the wayside. In this session our entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs will discuss their innovation pet hates and persuade the hosts to consign these hates to the FinTech abyss. Does this sound like a familiar TV show? Join us for our final session that will provide genuine insight on the industry terms that have no substance. We'll also provide a recap of some of the key insights from over the past 3 days.


Moderators
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Rebecca Martin

APAC Content Director, Money20/20
With a successful track record in launching new event products in the UK, Germany, Austria, Singapore & China, Rebecca has deep knowledge of the Asia markets with a keen focus on AI, Blockchain and deep insight and relationships with key tech giants in the region.
avatar for Pat Patel

Pat Patel

Global Content Director - USA, Europe, Asia & China, Money20/20
As the Global Content Leader at Money20/20, Pat gets to travel the world building relationships with the leading companies and rising stars within the Tech, Financial Service and Retail sectors. Pat led the market launch of the successful Money20/20 Europe and Money20/20 Asia eve... Read More →

Speakers
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René Michau

Head of FinTech Client Advisory, Standard Chartered Bank
René Michau Head the Fintech Client Advisory Team to build a new business at Standard Chartered focused on meeting the needs of Fintech companies as clients and helping them to connect their business across the emerging markets in particular in Asia, Africa and the Middle East.With... Read More →
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Dan Ring

Vice President, Global Communications, ACI Worldwide
Dan Ring leads global communications efforts for ACI Worldwide, the Universal Payments company. Previously, Dan led global communications for Sophos, a leader in network and endpoint security. Prior to Sophos, Dan drove communications efforts for IBM's Enterprise Marketing Management... Read More →
avatar for Prajit Nanu

Prajit Nanu

CEO & Co-Founder, InstaReM
Based in Singapore, Prajit is responsible for expanding the business into new markets and overseeing business operations across the global offices in cities including Singapore, Hong Kong, Mumbai, Kuala Lumpur, Lithuania, Melbourne and Gold Coast. He is also in charge of driving innovation... Read More →
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Liz Oakes

EVP Market Development of New Payment Platforms, Mastercard
Liz Oakes is Executive Vice President, Market Development of New Payment Platforms at Mastercard. She works with governments, central banks, regulators, schemes, retail and commercial banks on the strategic development of real-time payments programs across the globe, in collaboration... Read More →
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Suniti Nanda

Fintech Officer, Government of Maharashtra - India
A leader, executor, innovation evangelist: Now A Change Agent – Suniti , Fintech Officer for Government of Maharashtra ,is currently acting as the change agent for Fintech sector in India. She is working towards a firm vision to “Make Mumbai (Financial Capital of India) one of... Read More →


Thursday March 21, 2019 3:30pm - 4:00pm
The Matrix