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Regional Initiatives & Case Studies [clear filter]
Tuesday, March 19

11:00am +08

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.

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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 +08
Regulation Realm

11:05am +08

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.

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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 +08
Regulation Realm

11:20am +08

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.

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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 →

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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 →

Tuesday March 19, 2019 11:20am - 11:40am +08
Regulation Realm

5:00pm +08

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.

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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 →

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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 →
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Gladys Chun

General Counsel & Head of Government Affairs, Lazada Group
Bio coming soon
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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 →
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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 →
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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 +08
Champion's Podium