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Tuesday, March 19

10:00am +08

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!

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 →

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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 +08
The Matrix

3:45pm +08

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?

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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 +08
Tech Platform

3:55pm +08

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?  

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 →

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Ravi Shankar

CEO & Co-Founder, Active AI 
Biography coming soon
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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 →
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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 +08
Tech Platform

4:25pm +08

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.

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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 +08
Tech Platform

4:40pm +08

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.

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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 →
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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 +08
Tech Platform

4:50pm +08

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?

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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 →

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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 →
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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 →
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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 →
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Stanley Yong

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 +08
Regulation Realm

5:00pm +08

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.

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 →

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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 →
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Shumian He

CEO and Co-founder, MoAir Cloud
Bio coming soon

Tuesday March 19, 2019 5:00pm - 5:30pm +08
Tech Platform
Wednesday, March 20

11:00am +08

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.

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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 →
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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 +08
Tech Platform

11:20am +08

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?

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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 →

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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 →
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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 →
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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 +08
Tech Platform

12:10pm +08

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.

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 →
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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 →
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Ravi Shankar

CEO & Co-Founder, Active AI 
Biography coming soon

Wednesday March 20, 2019 12:10pm - 12:50pm +08
Champion's Podium

3:30pm +08

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.

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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 +08
Tech Platform

3:35pm +08

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.

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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 +08
Tech Platform

3:50pm +08

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.

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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 +08
Tech Platform

4:05pm +08

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.

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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 →

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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 →
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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 +08
Tech Platform

4:25pm +08

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.  

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Janos Barberis

Advisory Board Member, CFTE
Biography coming soon.

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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 →
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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 →
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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 +08
Tech Platform

5:05pm +08

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.

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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 →

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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 +08
Tech Platform

5:20pm +08

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.

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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 +08
Tech Platform