Open Banking Masterclass


Open banking enables third party developers to build applications and services around financial institutions, as well as endows customers with greater financial empowerment and transparency. Underpinning open banking is open standards and technology to achieve these outcomes. The ABS and MAS are partnering Above & Beyond Technology to bring together this “no frills, just codes” open banking masterclass powered by the United Overseas Bank (UOB) and FinTech startup Daza Software. Through the masterclass, participants will get an in-depth understanding on open banking system, architecture and design, as well as first hand experience that demonstrates the collaboration between Financial Institutions and FinTechs to deliver real world applications swiftly to delight customers.

Time: 13 Nov 2.00pm to 5.30pm

Venue: Ritz Carlton, The Grand Ballroom, Level 1

Address: 7 Raffles Avenue, Singapore 039799

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Outline of agenda:

  • Debunking myths in Open Banking
  • Designing an Open Banking transformation strategy and architecture
  • Understanding the FinTech ecosystem and elements of a well-designed marketplace
  • Influencing corporate culture
  • Integrating a FinTech solution with a bank for new capabilities and services
  • Q&A on Open Banking and FinTech-Financial Institution collaboration

*More details to follow


This Masterclass is brought to you by Above and Beyond Technology in collaboration with the following organisations:

  • The Association of Banks in Singapore
  • The Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • The United Overseas Bank of Singapore
  • Daza Software


About the Guest Speaker


Mauricio Lorenzetti, Co-founder & CTO at Above & Beyond Technology

Mauricio has 30+ years of experience transforming organizations with newest technologies, revolutionary processes, business capabilities, and exponential team productivity. He has extensive experience in design, development, and implementation of global customer-centric solutions and with multicultural team leadership. His portfolio is composed by over 140 strategic initiatives at IBM, Citibank, FedEx, Shinsei Bank, Singapore Airlines, amongst others. Mauricio holds a Computer Science degree from the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio de Janeiro.

Jorge Ruiz

Jorge is the Founder and CEO of Above & Beyond, the first global interconnected financial network, composed by Financial Institutions and fintechs from around the world. Prior to a&b he worked at Citigroup for 18 years, where he led their efforts to become a global leader in the fintech industry by defining a business transformation strategy, launching the first global virtual accelerator, hosting 16 innovation programs and implementing multiple business solutions worldwide. Jorge has also founded and led businesses in the investment, insurance, and retail industries. He is a founding member of ChallengeMeNow, a social network dedicated to personal achievement while helping charity organizations raise funds and a co-author of the Fintech Book. Jorge holds a degree in Finance from the University of Texas.


Eduard Fabian

Mr Eduard Fabian is currently a Managing Director , and the Head of the Group Technology of UOB. He is responsible for driving the formulation and implementation of the overall technology strategy and IT architecture design for the UOB Wholesale and Retail Banking businesses.

Mr Eduard Fabian also directs the day-to-day operations of the UOB Group Technology organisation across 4 subsidiaries (i.e., Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and China) and 15 global branches. Having joined UOB from Citi, Eduard has had extensive experience in managing bank technology teams which are distributed across the US, Europe and Asia and leading these teams into winning several prestigious industry awards such as the Asian Banker Technology Innovation Award for Mobile Banking in 2016; the Global Finance Best Bank for Liquidity Management in 2015; the Mobile World Congress’s Best Mobile App for Enterprise in 2015.

Prior to joining the financial services industry, Eduard has served in several leadership positions in technology and software development, including helming Oracle’s newly established Cloud Services Engineering team in Oracle’s European Software Development Centre in Romania.

Eduard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.


Jorge Javier Eguino

Jorge Javier Eguino is the Ecosystem Development Head at a&b. Prior to joining the team, he focused his career on international business, micro finance and dedicated his time to rescued animals from illegal trafficking. Jorge has a BSBA Cum Laude in Business Economics from the University of Arkansas. He is fluent in Spanish, English, and German.


About Above & Beyond

Above & Beyond was founded in 2016 with the objective to expand the innovation and acceleration methodology of financial institutions created in 2014 by its founders. They serve local, regional and global Financial Institutions and provide custom made digital transformation strategy and platform necessary for success in the new digital age.

About Daza Software

Daza Software has 22 years working experience in developing technological solutions for the financial industry. They cover a wide spectrum of solutions ranging from stocks to asset management solutions. Their latest innovation includes a chatbot for Facebook messenger that can be integrate to multiple financial institutions.

About United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB)

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB) is a leading bank in Asia with a global network of more than 500 branches and offices in 19 countries and territories in Asia Pacific, Europe and North America. In Asia, they operate through their head office in Singapore and banking subsidiaries in China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand, as well as branches and offices across the region.


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