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Festival Stage


Opening Act


The Future by MIT Media Lab
Joi Ito Director, MIT Media Labs


The Singapore Fintech Agenda
Ravi Menon Managing Director, MAS


Leaders Dialogue:Re-Defining Digital Leadership
Adrienne Harris Chief Business Development Officer and General Counsel, States Title Inc.
Heather Cox Chief Technology and Digital Officer, USAA
Janet Young Managing Director, Head Group Channels & Digitalization, UOB
Moderator: Haslinda Amin Bloomberg TV Chief and International Correspondent for SEA






A look at key strategies and initiatives that Singapore has adopted at the national level to prepare against cyber-attacks.

Teo Chin Hock Deputy Chief Executive, CSA


What does the future of cybersecurity in the financial sector look like and what are the risks the industry and regulators will need to address?

Paul Nicholas Senior Director, Microsoft Trustworthy Computing


How can ASEAN use technology to foster greater integration?

Nestor Tan Chairman, Philippines Banking Association, President, BDO Unibank
Nadiem Makarim Chief Executive Officer & Founder, Go-Jek
Alex Kong Founder and Chairman, TNG FinTech Group
Teeranun Srihong Chairman, Digital Economy Promotion Agency Commission, Thailand
Moderator: Charles Ross Editorial Director for APAC, EIU Thought Leadership


Big Data is now an integral part of any business’ operations. A look at the transformational changes in the last few years that has allowed corporations and individuals to leverage on the analytics of Big Data to enhance their business effectiveness and profitability.

Donald MacDonald Head, Group Customer Analytics & Decision, OCBC
Kevin Lee Head, GIC Labs
Richard Lowe Chief Data Officer, UOB
Mike Blalock General Manager, Financial Services Industry (FSI) vertical, Intel
Moderator: Diana Paredes Chief Executive Officer, Suade






How can global financial institutions defend themselves against cyber-attacks?

Rohan Amin Global Chief Information Security Officer, JPMorgan Chase & Co.


A look at the role the new APAC-centric intelligence centre can play to complement and enhance industry’s response to cyber-threats.

Bill Nelson President and Chief Executive Officer, FS-ISAC


How can Latin America remain competitive in the new digital age of growth?

Diego Gutierrez Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder, RSK Lab
Irene Arias Director, IFC LATAM
Diego Molano, ICT Minister of Colombia (2010-2015)
Kurt Koenigsfest Chief Executive Officer, Banco Sol
Moderator: Laura Gaviria Halaby Chief Acceleration Officer, The Venture City


What are the prerequisites that need to be in place
before society can reap the full benefits of Big Data?

Vasant Dhar Professor, Centre for Data Science, NYU
Paul Cobban Chief Data and Transformation Officer & Managing Director, Group Technology and Operations, DBS
Kevin McCarthy Chief Customer Officer, DemystData
Simon Kirby Director, SI Industry Solutions, Financial Services Qlik
Moderator: Jojy Mathew Co-Leader, FSI Analytics & Information Management, Deloitte






How can self-managing technology be used to discover security breaches and initiate policy-based corrective actions quickly?

Dough Wilson IBM Distinguished Engineer, and CTO for Vulnerability, Risk and Compliance Management Products, IBM Security


Why hunt for cyber threats? What does it take to be an effective cyber threat hunter?

John Watters Executive Vice President, Global Services & Intelligence, FireEye Inc


What are the challenges and opportunities presented by the FinTech boom in India?

Shri Debashis Sen Additional Chief Secretary to the Govt. of West Bengal
Shiv Bhasin Chief Technology Officer, SBI
Rohit Bhagat Board Director, Axis Bank
Vish Mishra Venture Director, Clearstone Venture Partners
Moderator: Ritu Singh Journalist, CNBC India


A use-case application of Big Data in the payments space.

Scott Setrakian Managing Director, Applied Predictive Technologies
David Horton Head of Innovation, Synechron






How can IT security awareness be tested, measured and tracked and why do it?

Cheri McGuire Group Chief Information Security Officer, Standard Chartered Bank


Why is Application Programming Interface (API) security more important than ever and how can organisations secure their APIs?

Christopher Hall Global Deputy CISO, BNY Mellon


Will the FinTech boom bring about a second growth cycle for established FinTech markets? What are the opportunities and challenges?

Jorg Gasser State Secretary for International Financial Matters, Federal Department of Finance, Switzerland
Anne Le Lorier BdF Deputy Governor
Oki Matsumoto Founder, Chairman & CEO, Monex Group, Inc. Japan
Bob Contri Global Financial Services Industry Leader, Deloitte
Moderator: Mark Worthington Partner and Managing Director, Klareco Communications


Showcase of application in data analytics in the financial sector

Abhi Gupta Head of Marketing Analytics, Paypal
Deepak Ramanathan Chief Technology Officer, SAS
Fiaz Mohamed Head of Solutions Enablement, Intel AI Products Group






How can cyber red teaming help to improve the cybersecurity posture of financial institutions?

Charles Blauner Managing Director, Global Head of Information Security, Citibank


Understanding cyber insurance and how it works can help us better manage cyber risks.

Murray Wood Head of Financial Specialties, Asia — Aon Risk Solutions
Andrew Mahony Regional Director, Financial Services & Professional Group — Aon Risk Solutions


Giants in the Chinese FinTech scene share their
insights on how they see the sector developing.

Tang Ning Founder and Chief Executive Officer, CreditEase
Douglas Feagin President International Business, Ant Financial
Soul Htite Co-founder, Dianrong
Moderator: David Lee Professor, Singapore University of Social Sciences


David Hardoon Chief Data Officer, MAS

Nick Cook Head of RegTech & Analytics, FCA
Moderator: Ramaswamy Lakshmi Narayanan Partner, KPMG


Opening Bash
Festival Stage


The Future by Deloitte

David Cruickshank Chairman Deloitte


Opening Keynote

Arun Jaitley Finance Minister and Minister of Corporate Affairs, India


Fireside Chat:
Grady Booch Chief Scientist for Software Engineering and Watson/M, IBM Research
Vanitha Natayanan Chairman of IBM India Pvt. Ltd & Industry Academy Advisory Board Member
Staci Warden Executive Director, Milken Institute


Keynote: Investing in the Future

Vikram Pandit Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Orogen Group


Leaders Dialogue: Future of Banking

Calvin Choi, Chairman, AMTD
Vikram Pandit Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, The Orogen Group
Kai Nargolwala Chairman, Prudential Corporation Asia
Moderator: Manisha Tank Journalist, CNN





Keynote: Chris Giancarlo Chairman, CFTC

Fireside Chat
Chris Giancarlo Chairman, CFTC
Tim Adams President & Chief Executive Officer, IIF

Keynote: Michael Gorriz Group Chief Information Officer, Standard Chartered Bank

Fireside Chat
Slawomir Sikora President, Citi Handlowy
Moderator: Chloe James Group Media Director, RFI

Keynote: Rana Kapoor Founder & Chief Executive Officer, YES BANK

Fireside Chat
Maile Carnegie Group Executive, Digital Banking, ANZ
Moderator: Laura Noona Investment Banking Correspondent, Financial Times





Regulatory Insights

Has technology made the markets a safer place? What are the costs and risks? What are the challenges that technology alone cannot solve?

Ong Chong Tee Deputy Managing Director, MAS
Motonobu Matsuo Deputy Director General, Credit and Insurance Systems, JFSA
Erik Thedéen Director General, Finansinspektionen (Sweden’s Financial Supervisory Authority)
Moderator: Conan French FinTech Advisor, IIF

Open Architecture: from Mindset to Skillset

Open architecture is changing the way market players operate. Are there no downsides?

Matthias Kroner Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board, Fidor Bank
Brian Behlendorf Executive Director, Hyperledger
Michael Tang Global Financial Services Digital Transformation Lead, Deloitte
James Lloyd Asia-Pacific FinTech Leader, Ernst & Young
Moderator: DK Sharma CEO, America, Percipient Partners


Sir Terry Matthews Executive Chairman, Wesley Clover International

Fireside Chat

Sir Terry Matthews Executive Chairman, Wesley Clover International
Moderator: Manisha Tank Journalist, CNN





Regulatory Sandbox – Colosseum or Just Child’s Play

What are the different considerations and challenges for different markets? What is needed to facilitate greater standardization and how do we get there?

Buncha Manoonkunchai  Senior Director, Financial Technology Group, Bank of Thailand
Mark Adams  Senior Exec Leader of Strategic Intelligence, ASIC
Richard Teng Chief Executive Officer, Financial Services Regulatory Authority, ADGM
Moderator: Dan Morgan Director Policy & Regulation, Innovate Finance

Alternative Payments: Beyond Hype

With the world going cashless, what are the challenges and opportunities we can expect in the world of payments?

Brad Garlinghouse Chief Executive Officer, Ripple
Taavet Hinrikus Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer, Transferwise
Tim Grant Founder & Chief Executive Officer, DrumG Financial Technologies
Moderator: Chonchol Gupta Chief Business Officer, IOT Word Labs

FinTech Founders – The New and Originals

Ron Suber President Emeritus and Senior Advisor, Prosper Marketplace
Renaud Laplanche Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Upgrade
Michael Stumm Co-founder, Oanda
Nikolay Storonsky Chief Executive Officer, Revolut
Moderator: Laurent Nizri Founder, Paris FinTech Forum





Risk & Liability

What does liability look like in the new digital age for consumers and market players? What do we need to know and what are the challenges?
What sort of technology can help manage risk better?

Andres Portilla Managing Director, Regulatory Affairs, IIF
Melissa Koide Founder, RegTechLab
Mark Whitcroft Founding Partner, Illuminate Financial Management
Jim Lord Chief Executive Officer, General counsel, and Co-founder of Compliance Strategies International
Moderator: Jo Ann Barefoot Chief Executive Officer, Barefoot Innovation Group

Harnessing the Power of the Ledger

Blockchain technology holds great power. How can the Financial Industry unleash its full potential for growth and what are some considerations?

David Rutter Founder & Chief Executive Officer, R3 Lab
Joseph Lubin Founder, Ethereum
V. Laxmikanth (VLK) Managing Director, Broadridge Financial Solutions
Greg Li Head of Asia, BitFury
Moderator: Matthew Roszak Chairman & Co-Founder, Bloq

Fireside Chat

Sopnendu MohantyChief FinTech Officer, MAS

Moderator: Pat Patel Content Director, Money2020

Asian FinTech Founders

What propels one to innovate and what is needed to see the vision through to fruition.

Justin Lie Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Cashshield
Nicki Ramsay Founder & Chief Executive Officer, CardUp
Shailesh Naik Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Matchmove Pay
Mike Kayamori Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Quoine
Moderator: Pat Patel Content Director, Money2020





KYC for the Digital Age

How do we strike a balance between security, compliance and privacy?

Anju Patwardhan Senior Partner for FinTech Investment Fund and FOFs, CreditEase
Hiromi Yamaoka Director-General, Bank of Japan
Jay Collins Vice Chairman, Corporate and Investment Banking, Citi
Moderator: David C. Scott Partner, Financial Services, Ernst & Young

Solving the Talent Puzzle with Technology

FinTech is booming. So where is the talent and why do they remain elusive? How can technology help?

Yolande Piazza Chief Executive Officer, Citi Fintech
Susan Hwee Head, Group Technologies & Operations, UOB
Clarence Ti Principal, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Hirofumi Aihara General Manager, Digital Transformation, MUFG
Moderator: Prof Annie Koh Vice President, Office of Business Development, SMU

The curious case of unbundling and re-bundling in financial services

The great debate.

Satyen Kothari Chief Executive Officer & Founder, CUBE
Dr Leda Glyptis  Chief Innovation Officer, Qatar National Bank
Bradley Leimer Head FinTech Strategy, Explorer Advisory
Ewan MacLeod Chief Digital Officer, Nordea Bank
Moderator: Ghela Boskovich Head of Fintech/RegTech Partnerships, Rainmaking


Festival Stage


A Better Future (Inclusive Technology):
Her Majesty Queen Maxima UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development


Michael Wiegand Director Financial Services for the Poor, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


Hackcelerator Opening:
Jeremy Anderson Chairman, KPMG GFS


Hackcelerator Demo: Financial Inclusion




Hackcelerator Demo: Customer Facing




Hackcelerator Demo: RegTech




Hackcelerator Demo: General


Hackcelerator Closing:
International Showcase: Winners from ADGM Innovation Challenge (2 teams, 5 mins each)
Announcement of Special Prize Winners





FinTech for Financial Inclusion

Many of FinTech’s products and platforms have salient features that have the potential to benefit underserved individuals and communities. However, rapid adoption of FinTech leads to unsafe and unsound financial system or even create a new form of financial exclusion. The session will seek to identify the most appropriate technologies for emerging market and the risks to be addressed.

Ann Cairns President, International Markets, Mastercard
Justo A. Ortiz Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Union Bank
Juan José Güemes Chairman Entrepreneurship & Innovation Center, IE Business School
Henri Dommel Director of Financial Inclusion Practice Area, UNCDF
Moderator: Akiko Fujita Host, The Rundown, CNBC


Subroto Bagchi Co-founder, Mindtree

Global Trade Connectivity Network

How can blockchain technology alleviate some of the pain points in trade finance?

Li Shu-pui Executive Director, HKMA
Bernard Wee Executive Director, MAS
Gianfranco Casati Group Chief Executive, Growth Markets, Accenture
Tan Kah Chye Founder, Tin Hill Capital
Moderator: Finbarr Bermingham Asia Editor, Global Trade Review

Keynote: Road to Digitalisation

Tan Su Shan, Group Head, Consumer Banking and Wealth Management, DBS Bank

Insurtech I – Protection Disruption

How technology has changed the way we manage risk and reinvented the way insurance is sold to consumers.

Dr Andreas Braun Managing Director, Accenture Technology, EALA
Parul Seth Khanna Director, Pinbox Solutions
Benoit Claveranne Group Chief Transformation Officer, AXA Group
Moderator: Dan Murphy CNBC





Policy and Approach for sustainable Financial Inclusion

This session will compare the full spectrum of policy & regulatory approaches to enable FinTech for financial inclusion whilst taking into account risks to consumer protection, financial integrity, and financial stability. It will examine key pros and cons and countries’ readiness to adopt different approaches.

Maha Bahou Executive Manager for Payment Systems & Domestic Banking, Central Bank of Jordan
Korn ChatikavanijChairman, Thai Fintech Association
Vivek Pathak East Asia Pacific Regional Director, IFC
Norbert Mumba Deputy Executive Director, AFI
Moderator: Chuin-Wei Yap WSJ/Dow Jones

Capital Markets

The application of technology has enabled rapid growth in capital markets. We trade better, faster, more accurately. Listen to incumbents and new players discuss the opportunities and challenges these developments bring.

Kaidi Ruusalepp Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Funderbeam

Robert Lempka Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Ayondo Group
Muthukrishnan Ramaswami President, SGX
Denes Ban Managing Partner, OurCrowd 
Moderator: Sassan Danesh Chief Executive Officer, E-trading software

Insurtech II – Insuring the Future

In a world where risks are fast changing, how do we price risks that are not only new but also evolving daily? (nat. cat., cyber) What are the ex-ante and ex-post considerations that businesses should address?

Al-Noor Ramji Group Chief Digital Officer, Prudential
Julie Batch Chief Customer Officer, IAG
William Fung Co-CEO, AMTD Strategic Capital Group
Moderator: Murray Raisbeck Global Insurtech leader, KPMG






Significant progress has been made on the African continent to re-shape and adapt the financial services industry. Where is Africa heading?

Kudzai Kutukwa Founder and CEO, Mobbisurance
Sean Emery Co-founder and CEO, Rainfin, South Africa
Sameer Hirji Co-founder, Selcom
Viola Llewellyn Co-founder and President, Ovamba
Moderator: Lazaro Campos Co-founder, Fintech Stage

Payments for Inclusion

A showcase of how FinTech has been used to escalate Financial Inclusion in the region.

Ken Moore Chief Technology Officer, Executive Vice President and Head, Mastercard Lab
Mark Jamison Senior Vice President, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships VISA
Shuan Ghaidan Global Director, Products, Union Pay
Ron Hose Chief Executive Officer,
Moderator: Rashmi Dalai Managing Editor for APAC, EIU Thought Leadership, The Economist

The FinTech Northern Lights

Is the FinTech light shining brighter in the Nordic region than before? What are the opportunities there?

Aleksi Grym Head of digitalization, Bank of Finland
Iren Tranvag CEO, Nordie Finance Innovation
Thomas Krogh Jensen CEO, Copenhagen FinTech Lab
Lisa Enckell Partner, Approach World
Moderator: Chloe James Group Media Director, RFI



Closing Keynote
Yuriko Koike Governor of Tokyo (AMTD stage)




FinTech Awards


  • Abhi Gupta


    Abhi Gupta
    Abhi Gupta is a seasoned leader with significant experience in product, marketing, analytics and strategy. As PayPal’s Global Head of Marketing Analytics, he is responsible for providing fact based strategic leadership to PayPal’s consumer, merchant, Braintree, and Venmo marketing teams. Prior to PayPal, he worked at The Boston Consulting Group, where he advised top executives in a number of industries. He has also worked previously as a product manager and a software engineer. Abhi holds an MBA from New York University’s Leonard N. Stern School of Business, a Master’s degree in Systems and Entrepreneurial Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and a bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering from Punjab Engineering College, India.
  • Adrienne A. Harris

    States Title

    Adrienne A. Harris
    Adrienne Harris is the Chief Business Development Officer and General Counsel of States Title, Inc., a San Francisco-based, insur-tech start-up. Before joining States Title, Adrienne was Special Assistant to President Obama for Economic Policy at the National Economic Council in the Obama White House, where her portfolio included financial reform, financial technology, cyber security, consumer protection, and housing finance reform. She came to the White House from the U.S. Department of Treasury where she served as Senior Advisor to Deputy Secretary Sarah Bloom Raskin. Prior to coming to Washington, D.C., Adrienne was an Associate at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP in New York, where her practice included representing financial institutions and other corporations in regulatory enforcement proceedings and matters relating to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. While at the firm, Adrienne was tapped to serve as an advisor to Cory Booker’s 2013 Senate campaign and, prior to that, as Deputy Campaign Manager for his mayoral reelection bid in 2010. That same year, she served as Executive Director of the Transition for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance, Jr. Adrienne worked as a Press Secretary in Pennsylvania on President Obama’s first presidential campaign in 2008. From 2007 to 2008, she was a Judicial Clerk in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York for the Honorable Stephen C. Robinson. Adrienne earned her M.B.A. from the New York University Stern School of Business with specializations in Economics and Management, her J.D. from Columbia University Law School, where she was a member of the Columbia Law Review, and her B.A. from Georgetown University, where she was a John Carroll Scholar and graduated with honors. Adrienne currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Center for Financial Services Innovation (CFSI), the Bank Director FinXTech Advisory Board, and as a Term Member on the Council of Foreign Relations. In December 2016, President Obama appointed her to a four-year term on the President’s Advisory Committee on Trade Policy and Negotiations.
  • Akiko Fujita

    CNBC, The Rundown

    Akiko Fujita
    Akiko Fujita is the host of CNBC's pre-market program The Rundown. The Rundown captures the overnight action from Wall Street and equips viewers for the Asia trading day. Based in Singapore, Akiko also covers Asia-Pacific business including the Japanese market and the tech industry, for With more than a decade of experience, Akiko has covered some of the biggest stories across Asia and the U.S. Prior to joining CNBC, Akiko was a Tokyo-based correspondent for ABC News, where she led network coverage of the 2011 tsunami and nuclear disaster in Japan. She also travelled across East Asia, reporting on everything from the conflict on the Korean Peninsula to Edward Snowden. Prior to her stint in Asia, she spent nearly five years in the Pacific Northwest as a general assignment reporter for KOMO-TV and NorthWest Cable News in Seattle. She began her career in the small town of Pocatello, Idaho. A Los Angeles native, Akiko is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she majored in Broadcast Journalism and International Relations. She is fluent in Japanese.
  • Al-Noor Ramji


    Al-Noor Ramji
    Al-Noor joined Prudential plc in January 2016 in the newly created role of Group Chief Digital Officer and is responsible for developing and executing an integrated, long-term digital strategy for the Group. Before joining Prudential, Al-Noor worked at Northgate Capital, a venture capital firm in Silicon Valley, where he ran the technology-focused funds. Prior to this, Al-Noor was at Misys, the financial services software group, and he has previously held leading technology and innovation roles at BT Group, Qwest Communications, Dresdner Kleinwort Benson and Swiss Bank Corporation.
  • Aleksi Grym

    Bank Of Finland

    Aleksi Grym

    Mr Grym is Head of Digitalisation at the Bank of Finland. He manages the digital programme of the bank as well as various projects related to the digital transformation of the financial industry, covering topics such as Fintech, distributed ledger technologies, digital currencies, payment technologies, cybersecurity, and data analytics. Before joining the bank he worked in the consulting and technology investment industry for 15 years. Mr Grym holds a Licentiate degree in economics and a double Master’s degree in economics and international business.

  • Alex Kong

    TNG FinTech Group

    Alex Kong
    Alex Kong is the Founder and Chairman of TNG FinTech Group, which offers the next generation financial services to the 1.2 billion unbanked population in Asia through its various e-wallet platforms under the Global E-Wallet Alliance, including TNG Wallet, PhiliPurse, INDompet, XIN Wallet and others. In Alex’s leadership, TNG Wallet has recorded rapid development in both user base and transaction volumes, with transactions exceeding USD1 billion in the first two years of launch. Alex's vision and mission are to provide financial inclusion to the unbanked populations around the world.
  • Andres Portilla

    Institute Of International Finance

    Andres Portilla
    Andrés Portilla is the Managing Director of the Regulatory Affairs Department at the IIF. He is in charge of leading the activities of the Regulatory Affairs department which cover a wide range of issues, including topics related to prudential standards (both on capital and liquidity) for banks and insurance companies, systemic risk, resolution, financial infrastructure, international accounting, securities and issues around emerging markets regulatory practice. The Department also spearheads the dialogue and interaction with international regulators and policymakers in the above areas. Mr Portilla has over 18 years of experience on financial regulatory issues. In his native country, Colombia, he occupied positions in the regulatory affairs departments at the National Banking Association as well as commercial financial institutions. He also practised law in the area of banking and financial markets. Mr Portilla holds a JD and a Specialized Degree on Banking Law from the University of Rosario in Colombia, a Masters in Comparative Law LL.M from Pennsylvania State University in the US and an MBA from Bocconi University in Italy.
  • Andrew Mahony

    Financial Services And Professions Group, Asia

    Andrew Mahony
    Andrew Mahony, Regional Director, Financial Services and Professions Group, Asia Before joining Aon in Singapore, Andrew was a Senior Associate at a leading Australian insurance law firm. As a lawyer, Andrew provided coverage advice to major insurers and defended third party claims, specialising in professional indemnity, directors' and officers' liability and medical malpractice. Andrew moved to the financial services and professions group at Aon to develop Aon’s cyber practice in Asia. He has worked with some of the largest and most complex organisations in Asia on assessing and quantifying their cyber exposure and designing bespoke risk transfer solutions. Andrew has worked with clients across a range of industries including finance, retail, aviation, manufacturing and telecommunications in a number of countries including Japan, China, Hong Kong and Singapore. He is recognised as a thought leader in this space in the region, having delivered presentations at PARIMA Conferences in Shanghai and Manila, among many others, on the evolving cyber threat landscape and cyber insurance market trends.
  • Anju Patwardhan

    CreditEase China

    Anju Patwardhan
    Anju Patwardhan is Managing Director with CreditEase China for its global Fintech Investment Fund (USD 1 billion) and Fund of Funds and is a member of the Investment Committee. She is also 2016 Fulbright Fellow at Stanford University where her research was on ‘Fintech and Financial Inclusion’. Anju has over 25 years of banking experience with Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank in global leadership roles across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. She is a member of the World Economic Forum steering committee on ‘Disruptive Innovation in Financial Services’ and a member of its Global Future Council on Blockchain. She is FinTech Industry Expert at UC Berkeley, a Distinguished Fellow of Singapore Institute of Banking and Finance (Risk Management), Innovation Fellow with National University of Singapore, and Fintech Faculty at Singularity University. She is a globally recognized and awarded Fintech thought leader and influencer and was recently ranked number 1 globally by Bank Innovation in its 2017 list of “44 Innovators to Watch”. She has spoken on Fintech and financial inclusion at the World Economic Forum (WEF), United Nations, G20 SME Finance Forum, ADB and at other global events. She is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology and Indian Institute of Bangalore.
  • Ann Cairns


    Ann Cairns
    Ann Cairns is the President of International Markets for Mastercard, responsible for over 200 countries and customer-related activities outside the United States and Canada. Ann is a member of the company’s C Suite and is based in London. She is a great champion of financial inclusion and diversity in the workplace. Ann brings more than 25 years’ experience working in senior management positions based in Europe and the U.S., running global retail and investment banking operations. Prior to joining Mastercard in August 2011, she was a managing director and head of the Financial Industry Services group for Europe with Alvarez & Marsal in London. From 2008 to 2011, she led the European team managing the estate of Lehman Brothers Holdings International through the Chapter 11 process. Previously, Ann was chief executive officer of Transaction Banking at ABN-AMRO in Amsterdam, where she managed a global business with over 5 billion euros in revenue in 50 countries, covering the commercial, retail and financial institutions segments, and reporting to the Group Board as a member of the Operating Committee. Prior to joining ABN-AMRO, She spent 15 years in senior positions at Citigroup after joining the investment back in 1987. At the start of her career, Ann was as an award-winning research engineer, who became the head of Offshore Engineer-Planning for British Gas. She was the first woman qualified to go offshore in Britain. She is the Chair of ICE Clear Europe and member of the group board of ICE 2017. She was a member of the Audit Committee and Board of Astra Zeneca from 2014-2017.
  • Anne Le Lorier

    Banque De France

    Anne Le Lorier
    Anne Le Lorier has been appointed Deputy Governor of the Banque de France in November 2011. After graduating from the École Nationale d'Administration in 1977, she joined the Treasury, at the Ministry of Economy and Finance, where she spent most of her career. In 1981 she was appointed as France's Alternate at the International Monetary Fund. In 1996, she became head of the Financing and Government Shareholding Department in the Treasury, then in 1998 head of the Monetary and Financial Affairs Department and, in this capacity, Censor of the Banque de France. In 2001, she joined the company Fimalac as a specially-appointed adviser to the Chairman and a member of the Executive Committee. In April 2002, she joined the EDF group, where she occupied various posts: Director, then Deputy Director General of Corporate Finance and Treasury Management of the EDF group and Director delegated to the Secretary-General, with responsibility for the Group Risks Directorate and the Audit Directorate. She has been awarded the honour of Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite and Officier de la Légion d’Honneur.
  • Annie Koh

    Singapore Management University

    Annie Koh
    Prof. Annie Koh is Vice President, office of business development at Singapore Management University. A Practice Professor of Finance, Prof. Annie earned her PhD from Stern school, NYU as a Fulbright scholar. In addition to her VP portfolio, she holds the position of academic director of two university level institutes – Business Families Institute and International Trading Institute. Her previous portfolios include positions as Associate Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Business and Dean, Office of Executive & Professional Education. Currently, Prof. Annie is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Regional Governance and is a board member of the Family Firm Institute and Singapore Central Provident Fund. She also serves as an Independent Director of k1 Ventures Ltd, and Health Management International Ltd. She chairs the Asian Bond Fund 2 Supervisory Committee of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the Finance & Investment Committee of the Government Technology Agency (GovTech). Prof. Annie was a recipient of the Singapore Public Administration Medal, Bronze in 2010 and Silver in 2016.
  • Arun Jaitley

    Ministry Of Finance, India

    Arun Jaitley
    Arun Jaitley born on December 28, 1952, is currently Union Minister of Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence. He is the leader of House, Rajya Sabha in Indian Parliament. He is a lawyer and prominent leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In his prolific career as a lawyer, he was designated as Senior Advocate in 1989 and has made significant contributions in the areas of economic liberalisation, and legal reforms. He was Minister in the NDA Government at the Centre during October 1999 – July 2002 and January 2003- February 2004. He had also been Union Minister of Defence, Government of India from May 2014 to 09 November 2014 and held this portfolio again from 13 March 2017 to 6th September 2017. He also held the charge of Union Minister of Information & Broadcasting from 10 November 2014 till 03 July 2016. He has been a member of the BJP National Executive since 1991. During his student life, he was President of the Delhi University Students Union in 1974. He is the recipient of several distinctions including doctor honoris causa for outstanding performance, both in academics and extra-curricular activities. He was selected for the outstanding Parliamentarian Award for the year 2010. He is an avid writer on contemporary legal-political issues and has written extensively in newspapers and periodicals. He is married to Sangeeta Jaitley with two children.
  • Benoit Claveranne

    AXA Group Management Committee

    Benoit Claveranne
    Benoît Claveranne is Group Chief Transformation Officer and a member of the AXA Management Committee. He notably oversees technology, data, distribution, operations and efficiency. He joined AXA in 2009 where he grew the business and built franchises in France, in Europe and in Asia. Before joining AXA, Benoît Claveranne sat on the boards of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank during the Global Financial crisis, after having held several positions in the French Treasury. He is a graduate of the Ecole Nationale d’Administration (ENA), the Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Paris) and the Ecole Normale Supérieure (Economics) and holds a Master in Economics from the University of Paris.
  • Bernard Wee

    Monetary Authority Of Singapore

    Bernard Wee
    Bernard heads the Financial Markets Development Department, as well as the Payments and Technology Solutions Office within the FinTech & Innovation Group, in the Monetary Authority of Singapore. The Financial Markets Development Department aims to promote a vibrant financial market in Singapore, bringing together sell-side capital market solutions and non-market-based financing such as infrastructure and trade finance with buy-side asset management and insurance companies. Within the FinTech & Innovation Group, the Payments and Technology Solutions Office aims to foster a sound and innovative payments and technology ecosystem through a progressive and risk-based regulatory framework and support public-private partnerships. From 2013 to 2015, Bernard headed the International Department, which oversees MAS’ international and regional co-operation. From 2007 to 2013, Bernard headed the Monetary Management Division. In his six years there, Bernard was responsible for implementing Singapore’s monetary policy operations in the foreign exchange market, managing the Singapore dollar money market, as well as developing the government securities market. Bernard graduated from Columbia University in New York. He earned his Bachelor of the Arts in Political Science and Master of Public Administration between 1997 and 2001. He has two corgis, aged 6 and 12.
  • Bill Nelson


    Bill Nelson
    Bill Nelson is the President and CEO of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC).  The FS-ISAC is a non-profit association dedicated to protecting financial services firms from physical and cyber attacks.  FS-ISAC has over 7,000 members worldwide including banks, credit unions, payment processors, broker-dealers, exchanges, third party service providers, and insurance companies. The FS-ISAC fulfills its mission through the dissemination of trusted and timely information regarding physical and cyber security risks to its membership.  In 2013, FS-ISAC received the prestigious RSA Award for Excellence in Information Security. Also in that year, Mr. Nelson was named the fifth most influential person in the field of Financial Information Security by the publication Bank Info Security. Before joining the FS-ISAC, Bill was the Executive Vice President of NACHA, The Electronic Payments Association from 1988 to 2006.  Prior to joining NACHA, Bill held several treasury management and lending positions within the banking industry.
  • Bill Ready


    Bill Ready
    Bill Ready brings to PayPal in-depth knowledge of the payments and technology space as both an engineer and business leader. As PayPal’s Chief Operating Officer, he is responsible for product, technology and engineering at PayPal, as well as the end-to-end customer experiences for PayPal’s consumer, merchant, Braintree, Venmo, Paydiant and Xoom businesses. In addition, Bill is a senior member of PayPal’s executive team responsible for delivering on revenue and profit goals and key operational objectives for the company globally. Previously, Bill ran global product and engineering at PayPal, where he led the PayPal, Braintree, Venmo and Paydiant teams responsible for end-to-end customer experiences such as PayPal One Touch, the most rapidly adopted product in PayPal’s history; Pay with Venmo; the completely redesigned PayPal mobile app; PayPal Commerce and the expansion of Braintree’s global reach and payment methods to be the broadest in the industry. A serial entrepreneur who has helped build and sell five startups, Bill joined PayPal in 2013 as CEO of Braintree and Venmo, which PayPal acquired for $800 million. He and his team have fueled the mobile commerce revolution by building two of the most innovative and influential startups in the payments industry, Braintree and Venmo. Many of the world’s most disruptive businesses, including Uber, Airbnb, and, choose Braintree to power their payments. Venmo is one of the most widely used apps of the millennial generation and sees more than a billion dollars in payment volume per month. Consumers love the brand so much that it has become a verb: “Just Venmo me.” Prior to Braintree, Bill was Executive in Residence at Accel Partners, a leading Silicon Valley venture capital and growth equity firm. A veteran of the payments industry, Bill also served as president of iPay Technologies and as a strategy consultant for McKinsey & Company, where he advised leading financial technology companies, and was an early engineer at two other successful start-ups: emphesys (merged with Humana in 2001) and Netzee (IPO November 1999). Bill holds an MBA from Harvard Business School where he was an honors recipient and a bachelor's degree in information systems and finance from the University of Louisville. He serves on the board of ADP, a global provider of cloud-based Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions.
  • Bob Contri

    Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL)

    Bob Contri
    Bob Contri is the Global Financial Services Leader for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL). In this role Bob is responsible for overseeing DTTL’s four global financial services sector groups–banking and securities, insurance, real estate, and investment management–across all of DTTL’s businesses and member firms. He is charged with developing and executing the industry’s overall strategic direction and go-to-market strategy for the group which includes over 45,000 people in more than 40 countries. In addition, Bob sits on the board of the Deloitte US firm. In addition, he leads the global Deloitte relationship for a major financial institution. Bob has nearly 30 years of experience at Deloitte and has extensive global experience working with large clients. Prior to his current role, Bob served as the Deloitte US Financial Services Industry leader. Throughout Bob’s career, he has helped clients in the financial services industry address a range of issues, including strategy, restructuring, regulatory, and culture. His clients have included large regional and multinational organizations. Bob is a frequent presenter at financial services conferences and client events and has been featured in industry publications offering his views on industry trends and regulation. Bob has an MBA from Rutgers University and a BA from Gettysburg College. He is based in New York City and is married with three children.
  • Brad Garlinghouse


    Brad Garlinghouse
    Brad is the CEO of Ripple and a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to Ripple, Brad served as the CEO of file collaboration service Hightail. Previously, he was President of Consumer Applications at AOL from 2009 to 2012 and held various positions at Yahoo! from 2003 to 2009, including Senior Vice President. Brad formerly served as CEO of Dialpad Communications, held management positions at SBC Communications and @Home Network and was an advisor to Silverlake Partners. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Animoto and OutMatch and has held board positions at and Tonic Health.
  • Bradley Leimer


    Bradley Leimer
    Bradley Leimer writes and speaks about banking and technology trends, and advises startups, accelerators and key industry conferences in the financial services space. As Managing Director and Head of FinTech Strategy at EAC, he provides consulting and investment advisory services to established and early-stage financial companies. As the former Head of Innovation and Fintech Strategy at Santander U.S., his team connected the bank to the FinTech ecosystem and served as an observatory for the Santander global organization for trends originating in the U.S. that have potential to expand and accelerate globally. He adds additional perspective leading marketing and technology efforts from within the bank and credit union industry and from a decade driving database marketing and analytic programs. Additional information and contact information at:
  • Brian Behlendorf

    Hyperledger Project

    Brian Behlendorf
    Brian Behlendorf is the Executive Director of Hyperledger Project. Behlendorf was a primary developer of the Apache Web server, the most popular web server software on the Internet, and a founding member of the Apache Software Foundation. He has also served on the board of the Mozilla Foundation since 2003 and the Electronic Frontier Foundation since 2013. He was the founding CTO of CollabNet and CTO of the World Economic Forum. Most recently, Behlendorf was a managing director at Mithril Capital Management LLC, a global technology investment firm. Twitter handle: @brianbehlendorf
  • Buncha Manoonkunchai

    Bank Of Thailand

    Buncha Manoonkunchai
    Buncha Manoonkunchai has joined the Bank of Thailand for more than 20 years. His education background is in Economics and Finance. Currently, he is a senior director of Financial Technology Department. One of his main responsibility is to promote the adoption of Financial Technology and innovative payment products in order to enhance the capability of Thai financial service providers to be comparable with international players. During the past several years, Buncha has worked actively in the area of payment systems policy. His important task is to formulate and implement the National e-Payment master plan, including PromptPay System and expansion of debit card usage in Thailand. He also plays a vital role in drafting the Payment System Act as well as the Payment System Roadmap. Besides, Buncha has long experience in financial institutions policy and supervision. He used to work in the areas of risk management, risk modelling, and supervision of Information Technology of commercial banks.
  • Calvin Choi

    AMTD Group

    Calvin Choi
    Calvin Choi is the Chairman and President of AMTD Group, Chairman of AMTD Strategic Capital Group and Co-President of AMTD-LendIt Joint Office. He is also the Senior Assistant President of China Minsheng Investment Group (CMIG) and President of CMIG Hong Kong. As a seasoned investment banker, Mr Choi has extensive experience in the international capital markets for over 15 years. Prior to joining AMTD, he was a Managing Director of the investment bank division of UBS AG, and a member of the Global Family Office Committee, UBS AG Hong Kong Branch. He was also an Executive Director at Citigroup’s investment bank division. He served as the China Chief Specialist and head of the China Strategic Alliance unit. Mr Choi has led numerous large-scale and reputable capital markets deals in the equity and debt markets, as well as cross-border M&A and financing transactions. In 2016, Mr Choi was selected by the "Institutional Investor" magazine as one of the "Fintech Finance 35". In March 2017, he was named as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and a board of world and industry leaders chaired by Queen Rania of Jordan. Mr Choi is also active in community services; he has been serving as the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Youth Association since February 2014 and as the Vice Chairman of Hong Kong Federation of Professions since February 2017. Mr Choi was graduated from University of Waterloo in Canada in June 2001 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honors) Degree in Chartered Accountancy Studies (Co-op).
  • Charles Blauner


    Charles Blauner
    Charles Blauner is the Global Head of Information Security for Citi. Charles joined Citi in February 2005 as the Head of Information Security for the North America Consumer organization. As the Global Consumer Group was formed, Charles took on the broader responsibilities for the Consumer business globally. In early 2010 Charles was asked to take on the role of Citi Global Head of Information Security. In this role, Charles sets Citi’s Information Security strategy and is accountable for Citi’s Information Security posture across all lines of businesses, functions and regions. Charles started his Information Security career at Bell Communications Research in 1986. In 1994, Charles joined JP Morgan as the lead Information Security architect and in between 1994 and 2001 Charles held various roles including Chief Information Risk Officer for JP Morgan and Investment Banker. In 2001, Charles joined Deutsche Bank as the Chief Information Risk Officer. After assignments in both NY and London; Charles left Deutsche Bank in 2004 to form AbsoSecurity, an Information Security Risk Management consulting company working with major financial services firms in NY and London, before being recruited to join Citi in 2005. Charles has held numerous industry positions including: Chair of the American Bankers Association E-Commerce Policy Committee, Chair of the OpenGroup Security Program Group, Chair of the FIX Security Working Group, Founding Director of the FS/ISAC. Charles is also the former Chairman of the Financial Services Sector Coordinating Council (FSSCC) - which works on critical infrastructure protection issues with the US Treasury Department and the Department of Homeland Security – which began in July of 2012. Charles earned a BS degree in Computer Science from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1982 and earned a MS degree in Computer Science from the University of Southern California in 1986.
  • Charles Ross

    EIU Editorial

    Charles Ross
    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 as well. A native Australian, Charles is currently based in Singapore and has recently led a number of projects analysing the implication for business of new technology trends such as Industry 4.0, smart cities, big data, cloud computing, entrepreneurship and the internet of things, for Hitachi, Cisco, Telstra, Microsoft, Wipro, Akamai and the Singapore government. Prior to joining the Economist Group, Charles ran an investor communications consultancy where he managed stakeholder research projects and developed an index which tracked the corporate governance practices of emerging markets companies. Prior to that, he founded a firm which manages initial public offerings across Europe, North America and Asia. Charles holds a master in business administration, focusing on strategy and organisational change, from the University of Oxford.
  • Cheri F. McGuire

    Standard Chartered Bank

    Cheri F. McGuire
    Ms. McGuire serves as Group Chief Information Security Officer at Standard Chartered Bank. Joining in June of 2016 and based in London, she is responsible for information and cyber security governance, strategy, third party risk management, regulatory engagement, policy development, vulnerability assessments, training and awareness, and industry partnerships. With more than 25 years of industry and government experience, she serves on the World Economic Forum Global Council on the Future of Cybersecurity, and on the boards of The George Washington University Center for Cyber and Homeland Security and the UK Cyber Defence Alliance. Ms. McGuire is a frequent presenter at international conferences on cyber risk management and resilience, information sharing, and cybercrime, and has testified numerous times as an invited expert witness before the US Congress. From 2010 to 2012, she served as Chair of the US IT Sector Coordinating Council – one of 16 critical sectors identified by the President and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to partner with the government on critical infrastructure protection (CIP) and cybersecurity. She is a past board member of the IT Information Sharing and Analysis Center, and a former member of the Industry Executive Subcommittee of the President’s National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee. Prior to joining the Bank, she served for six years as Vice President of Global Government Affairs and Cybersecurity Policy at Symantec. Prior to this she held senior cybersecurity roles at Microsoft, the US Department of Homeland Security Cyber Division/US-CERT, and Booz Allen Hamilton. Ms. McGuire holds an MBA from The George Washington University and a BA from the University of California at Riverside.
  • Chloe James

    RFi Group/Sky News - Business

    Chloe James
    Chloé James has over 13 years’ experience in banking and financial services across Australia and the UK and holds the position of Group Media Director and Editor of the Australian Retail Banker and Global Retail Banker, for global business intelligence and digital media provider, RFi Group. Chloé is also a Broadcast Presenter for Sky News – Business programs ‘Business Success’ and ‘The Entrepreneur’s Masterclass’, which air nationally and cover the entrepreneurial spirit of successful business owners. The interview style format offers advice and insight into creating new ideas, building business and giving guidance as to what it takes to do so successfully, across a variety of industries. Chloé is particularly passionate about presenting and interviewing inspirational business leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs and more recently, those in the global FinTech arena. She has MC’d, presented and moderated sessions at the Women in Payments Conference (Sydney), Global Digital Banking Conference 2017 (London), Money2020 - Europe, the Australian Business Banking Summit, Sibos17 (Toronto), Money 2020 - USA, Fishburners’ Speaker Series, Intersekt FinTech Festival (Melbourne) with many more engagements planned over the coming months. She has appeared as a guest on the 11:FS FinTechInsider podcast (UK), Fintech5 podcast (USA), and Humaniq Faces Thought Leader Interview Series. Chloé created, conducts and produces a global Women in Leadership series and was a recent judge in the Australian Government’s Office for Women ‘Inspiring Mentoring Scholarships’ program, providing 100 scholarships to emerging or established female entrepreneurs - a subject close to her heart. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Creative and Performing Arts (with Hons.) and a Post-Graduate Certificate from Flinders University in South Australia.
  • Chonchol Gupta

    IOT World Labs Inc

    Chonchol Gupta
    Chonchol Gupta currently serves as Chief Business Officer and Fintech Expert for IOT World Labs Inc., a multinational Internet of Things horizontal platform company. The company’s mission is to help enterprise companies monetize existing and future data investments through its revolutionary IOT platform, IIRP. Chonchol is a globally recognized financial innovator; business-funding expert; trusted consultant to both foreign and domestic governments; and advisor to public and private financial institutions. Chonchol served as Vice-Consul for the British Government’s Department for International Trade, charged with transatlantic trade development between the UK and the Southeast US for companies within the Finance sector. He also serves as an Honorary Ambassador to the Nation of Georgia’s Innovation and Technology Agency. He is the co-author of The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s “Faster Payments Implementations in the United Kingdom and the United States.” Chonchol is the founder of Rebirth Financial, Inc.- whose core platform technology enhances the IIRP Platform’s financial module. As America’s first peer-to-business lending platform, Rebirth Financial has been recognized as one of the most important alternative financial innovations in America and was called “An Idea to Change the US Finance System” by the Federal Reserve Bank. As a pioneering Fintech firm, Rebirth Financial also created an alternative credit scoring algorithm that was recognized as one of the top innovations of 2012 at Finovate. Chonchol earned his MBA, Master of Global Management Degree, and Certificate in Latin American Business Studies from Tulane University, where he also served as President of the Graduate Business Council. He also holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from West Virginia University, and a B.A. in International Studies from the University of California, Irvine.
  • Christopher Giancarlo

    Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)

    Christopher Giancarlo
    J. Christopher “Chris” Giancarlo was nominated by President Obama on August 1, 2013 and confirmed by unanimous consent of the U.S. Senate on June 3, 2014.  On June 16, 2014, he was sworn in as a CFTC Commissioner for a term expiring in April 2019.  Mr. Giancarlo was designated as Acting Chairman of the Commission on January 20, 2017. Before entering public service, Mr. Giancarlo served as the Executive Vice President of GFI Group Inc., a financial services firm. Prior to joining GFI, Mr. Giancarlo was Executive Vice President and U.S. Legal Counsel of Fenics Software and was a corporate partner in the New York law firm of Brown Raysman Millstein Felder & Steiner. Mr. Giancarlo joined Brown Raysman from Giancarlo & Gleiberman, a law practice founded by Mr. Giancarlo in 1992 following his return from several years in London with the international law firm of Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle. Mr. Giancarlo was also a founding Co-Editor-in-Chief of eSecurities, Trading and Regulation on the Internet (Leader Publications).  In addition, Mr. Giancarlo has testified three times before Congress regarding the implementation of the Dodd-Frank Act, and has written and spoken extensively on public policy, legal and other matters involving technology and the financial markets. Mr. Giancarlo was born in Jersey City, New Jersey. He attended Skidmore College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa with Government Department Honors.  Mr. Giancarlo received his law degree from the Vanderbilt University School of Law where he was an associate research editor at the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law and President of the Law School’s International Law Society.
  • Christopher Hall

    Christopher Hall
    Christopher Hall is the Deputy Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) and Managing Director for Global Cybersecurity Strategy and Innovation at the Bank of New York Mellon. In this role, Christopher is responsible for overseeing the governance and strategy of the Cybersecurity Service Program, which is based on a comprehensive set of international standards that qualifies and quantifies security services into 23 control families utilizing a risk reduction framework that ensures core and significant assets are appropriately protected. Mr Hall has an MBA in Technology Management and a Master of Science in Information Assurance from Norwich University. He holds multiple active certifications to include Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), and he is a credentialed Project Management Professional (PMP) with 25 years of management and leadership experience. He has a proven track record of innovation and the ability to influence senior decision makers to efficiently implement next-generation cyber security controls and processes that enable the business to leverage emerging technologies that create new revenue streams and reduce costs. Mr Hall has been a featured speaker at several industry organizations to include Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), Securing Our eCity, and the Information Systems Security Association (ISSA) on a wide-range of Information Assurance programs and initiatives. He is a subject matter expert in Key Management, Crypto, Computer Network Defense, as well as, Cybersecurity program development and implementation.
  • Chuin-Wei Yap

    Wall Street Journal

    Chuin-Wei Yap
    Chuin Wei Yap is a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. Based in Hong Kong, he writes on financial technology, regulation and money flow. He was previously with the Journal's Beijing bureau for nine years, where he wrote dispatches on China's underground banks, capital outflows, the decline of its once-mighty steel industry and a wide range of other subjects from commodities to macroeconomics. A native of Singapore, he began his career in the public service in Singapore with the ministries of trade and industry, and finance, including stints on international economic relations and corporate regulation. He previously reported for news media in New York, Washington D.C., Florida and Maine. Chuin Wei has degrees in Modern History from Oxford University and International Affairs from Columbia University.
  • Clarence Ti 

    Ngee Ann Polytechnic

    Clarence Ti 
    Clarence was appointed as the Principal of Ngee Ann Polytechnic in May 2014. The polytechnic has an enrolment of over 15,000 students and has over 2000 staff. In this role, he leads the polytechnic in developing future ready graduates and has been promoting entrepreneurship, service-learning, emerging skills and overseas internships. He has worked in the Singapore Economic Development Board, where he served in various capacities including as Head of Strategic Planning and Director of the San Francisco Centre, the Singapore Land Authority where he was Director of Land Business Management, the Ministry of Law where he was Director for Strategic Planning and the Ministry of Finance, where he served as Chief Executive of its Shared Services department, Vital. He graduated with a MSc and BSc (with High Honours) in Electrical Engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA and has a MBA with Distinction from INSEAD. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA). He currently sits on the Board of ACE (Action Community for Entrepreneurship) and the School of Science and Technology (SST). He also serves on the Future Economy Council.
  • Conan French

    Institute Of International Finance

    Conan French
    Conan advises the IIF on new technologies in financial services and the transformation they are driving across banking, payments, insurance, asset management and the public sector. He tracks blockchain, distributed ledger, mobile, cloud, machine learning, AI process automation, and other data technologies to identify key developments for the industry. Research, meetings, and events on these topics provide global leadership with a better understand the opportunities and implications. In 2015 Conan helped create the IIF regtech initiative to draw attention to the potential for new technologies to solve regulatory and compliance challenges more effectively and efficiently. Conan has experience working on innovations in finance from both the private and public sector. He has launched mobile payment ventures including co-founding OnGo Asia and Open Revolution. Earlier experience in his career included work at the Department of State USAID, and US Treasury Department. Conan earned his MBA from Georgetown University and his BA in history and economics from Dickinson College. While at USAID, he was the US Representative on the Council of Governors for the World Bank’s CGAP.
  • Dan Morgan

    Innovate Finance

    Dan Morgan
    Dan is Director of Policy and Regulation at Innovate Finance, the member-led industry body for the UK's global FinTech community. Dan is an experienced Public Policy and Regulation specialist and is leading the development of FinTech policy and regulatory approaches globally. Dan is the secretariat for the All Party Parliamentary Group for Fintech, which provides a forum for UK Parliamentarians to discuss the challenges and opportunities relating to FinTech. He also leads the Transatlantic Policy Working Group (TPWG) in Washington D.C which brings together leading U.S. FinTech companies, academics and regulators to help foster an open, collaborative, and inclusive dialogue with respect to FinTech policy approaches. Dan is a member of the Bank of England's FinTech community sits on the British Standards Institute UK Fintech Advisory Group and has been named one of Thomson Reuters ‘Top (UK) Influencers in the Risk, Compliance and RegTech 2017’.
  • Dan Murphy


    Dan Murphy
    Dan Murphy is a CNBC Correspondent based in Singapore. Dan follows news and actionable insights across major markets in Asia Pacific, covering Asian and U.S. equity markets, commodities, company news and trending topics on social media for CNBC's morning programming. He joined CNBC after five years with Sky News, where he covered Australian finance and general news as a Video-Journalist, Reporter and Business Anchor.During his career, Dan has interviewed some of Australia's most respected corporate leaders - During his career, Dan has interviewed some of Australia's most respected corporate leaders - including Rio Tinto CEO Sam Walsh, Qantas CEO Alan Joyce and Wesfarmers CEO Richard Goyder. Dan's live coverage of major news events in the field has also seen his work featured on CNN, Fox News, Bloomberg and Sky News UK. Dan reported on the first case of Ebola in the United States while in Dallas, Texas. He was also among the first reporters on the scene of Sydney's Lindt Cafe Siege, and he played a key role in the Sky News coverage of missing Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370. Dan studied Broadcast Journalism and Film and Television at Curtin University in Western Australia. Dan Murphy:
  • David Cruickshank


    David Cruickshank
    David Cruickshank is Chairman of our global organisation, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (Deloitte Global) and was elected into this role in June 2015 having served on our Global Board for eight years from 2007. Prior to this, he was Chairman of our UK firm from 2007 – 2015. Throughout his career, he has advised international corporate clients and some other private sector organisations. Prior to becoming UK Chairman in 2007, David led Deloitte’s tax practice in the UK for eight years, during which time he was a member of the firm’s Executive Group and a member of our global organisation’s tax management group. He specialised in international tax on qualification with the firm in 1982 and became a partner in 1988. He is a Chartered Accountant and a graduate in business and economics from the University of Edinburgh. Outside the firm, among other things, David is a co-chair of the World Economic Forum’s Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI), a Board Member of the Social Progress Imperative (a US based organisation that produces the country by country Social Progress Index) and, in the UK, he chairs the Board of Trustees of the Education and Employers Taskforce.
  • David E Rutter


    David E Rutter
    With over 30 years of experience leading some of Wall Street’s top institutions, David is a longtime creative thought leader in financial markets and innovation and has played a significant role in the adoption of electronic trading in the global OTC derivatives industry. David served for ten years as the CEO of Electronic Broking at ICAP Plc, the world's largest interdealer broker, where he led the BrokerTec fixed income and EBS foreign exchange platforms. Prior to ICAP, David was co-owner and CEO (Americas) of Prebon Yamane.
  • David Horton


    David Horton
    David Horton is a proven advisor and thought leader in digital transformation and innovation related to new and traditional businesses in the financial industry. Focused on aligning commercial business strategy with technology, he has almost 25 years’ experience helping banks across various corporate functions to rapidly grow their companies and generate new revenue streams, while also differentiating themselves through emerging technologies. With insight into and practical experience around the latest fintech trends and disruptive banking technologies, Horton is able to help clients with idea generation and more importantly, execution. He has additional perspective driving digital marketing and technology efforts from years of working in the banking, consulting and technology industries. As Head of Innovation at Synechron, Horton was instrumental in the launch and direction of Synechron’s financial innovation labs (FinLabs) in Dubai, Amsterdam and London helping to create a truly immersive technology experience where clients can come to touch and feel the technology and work toward actionable business applications, such as Synechron’s six blockchain accelerators. Prior to Synechron, Horton was Chief Transformation Officer at the one of the largest banks in Dubai, Mashreq, where he developed and executed their digital transformation program. He also served as the Chief Information Security Officer for Investcorp in Bahrain and has held senior roles at Reuters, Amlin and Accenture. David frequently provides his views to the media on the changing landscape of digital banking and often delivers keynote speeches about the digitization and disruption of banking at several major industry conferences in the financial and payments space.
  • David Scott


    David Scott
    David leads EY’s KYC services in APAC, with a particular focus on adapting digital innovation and Fintech developments to address financial crime compliance solutions. He joined the Singapore practice in 2017 following three years with EY in Hong Kong and nine years in New York.  He has advised financial institutions in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific markets on a range of compliance matters including AML, securities compliance and market conduct. His current areas of focus include helping financial institutions transform their risk management and compliance frameworks and embed sustainability through risk innovation and regtech initiatives. David is a key contributor to EYs thought leadership around risk management issues and financial regulatory reform. He works closely with EY’s global regulatory leadership network across the US, EU and Asia Pacific in addressing regulatory developments concerning the financial services industry, and engages in dialogue with local regulators and supervisors on emerging issues.
  • Deepak Ramanathan

    SAS - Asia Pacific

    Deepak Ramanathan
    Deepak in his role as Chief Technology Officer has been advising customers across the region on their analytical strategies. Now in his 13th year at SAS, Deepak works with customers across industries in identifying business issues which could benefit from an analytical outlook and helps these organizations in rolling out these analytical solutions. Deepak also serves as an analytical evangelist, familiarizing customers with analytical lifecycles, support structures for deploying, maintaining these initiatives and developing an ecosystem which would sustain the analytics framework. Deepak current area of focus is around High Performance Analytics and Big Data Analytics, working with clients to build use cases and deploying it within the organization. He has been working with customers in Financial Services, Manufacturing, Retail and Loyalty Optimization and Communications industries to identify and build the appropriate business cases. Deepak is based in Singapore and has been working with customers across the Asia Pacific region for the last 8 years in what has been a thoroughly enjoyable and learning experience.
  • Denes Ban


    Denes Ban
    Denes Ban is a Managing Partner at OurCrowd, the leading Global Equity Crowdfunding platform and Venture Capital fund. OurCrowd is “one of the largest crowdfunding organizations on the planet,” according to Forbes, having raised over $450M for over 100 portfolio companies since its launch in February 2013. According to Bloomberg Business week “OurCrowd is hands down the most successful equity-crowdfunding platform in the world.” As a successful entrepreneur and angel investor, Denes has invested in over 30 companies and founded a number of start-ups in the past decade, including funding and selling an HR company and co-founding PocketGuide, a TechCrunch Europe winner and the world’s leading travel app for 150 cities, with millions of users. Exits include: Rewalk (Nasdaq: RWLK), Replay (acquired by Intel), Crosswise (acquired by Oracle), Nanorep (acquired by Logmein) and Billguard (acquired by Prosper). Denes has dedicated more than ten years to fostering growth, training and shaping corporate strategy for companies around the globe, improving the profitability of over 100 companies and training hundreds of CEOs and Founders around the world. He is a frequent speaker at leading international conferences and lectures at universities such as Harvard, Kellogg, Insead and CKGSB and is frequently interviewed by global business media including Forbes, Bloomberg, Geektimes and The Asian Wall Street Journal. A respected community leader, Denes is closely involved with a number of philanthropic organizations and on Saturday nights you can find him playing blues and jazz with his band.
  • Diana Paredes


    Diana Paredes
    Diana Paredes is the CEO and Co-Founder of Suade, a software platform that enables financial institutions to understand and deliver their regulatory requirements. Prior to founding Suade, Diana had a successful career in investment banking, covering all asset classes at Barclays and Merrill Lynch, across sales, trading & structuring. Whilst working in the industry, she saw an opportunity to innovate and launch her current Fintech/Regtech startup. She believes that a data-driven approach to regulation is the key to preventing the next financial crisis.
  • Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar


    Diego Gutierrez Zaldivar
    Diego Gutierrez was one of the pioneers of web development in Argentina and Latin America back in 1995 and has had a leading role in fostering Bitcoin technology in Latin America since 2012. He is a co-founder of RSK, the first open source smart contract platform and payment network powered by Bitcoin, and Koibanx, both companies aimed to turn the transformative potential of Bitcoin into a reality and at the service of social transformation. Diego is also one of the founders of the Argentinean Bitcoin Community which has over 2,000 members registered on the meetups and 20,000 members on its online community. His track record also includes being part of the founding teams of Clarín Digital (main Argentina’s newspaper website), (financial community sold to Banco Santander for 750M), Internet Argentina (first Argentinean ISP to provide ADSL), Edunexo (provider of a SaaS platform to administer public and private educational institutions in Latin America and Spain). As well, he has held positions as R&D Manager for leading a team of 25 developers and CTO at Trusted Translations, Inc.
  • Diego Molano Vega


    Diego Molano Vega
    Diego Molano Vega is an international consultant on Digital Transformation of Companies and Governments. He was the Minister of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) of Colombia from 2010 to 2015. He transformed his Country with his policy plan “Vive Digital”, which aims to reduce poverty and create jobs using technology. During his tenure, Colombia expanded all the elements of the digital ecosystem, not only infrastructure, but also, services, applications and users. Internet coverage extended to low-income homes and rural areas. 4G-LTE, Fiber optics and high-speed networks expanded to all municipalities, even those in the middle of the Amazon jungle. Education, health, financial and government services were transformed with ICT, increasing their availability, reach and efficiency. Mr. Molano has a long career in the technology industry in more than 20 countries, including high level executive positions in multinational companies such as BellSouth (now AT&T) in the US, and Telefonica in Spain. He is currently Senior Advisor to Davivienda, a leading bank in Colombia and Central America, to the Inter-American Development Bank, and to McKinsey &Co. in Washington DC, and member of the Advisory Committee of the New Economy to the OECD in Paris. His leadership and expertise in innovation policies have been recognized worldwide by major organization such as the Mobile World Congress, the United Nations, the Organization of American States and publications such as The Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post. He is a regular speaker at international venues such as the World Economic Forum. Mr. Molano is an electronics engineer and economist from the Xavier University in Colombia and holds an MBA from IMD in Switzerland.
  • DK Sharma

    Percipient Partners

    DK Sharma
    DK is the America's CEO of Singapore based Percipient Partners Pte Ltd and also a partner with US-based Pruvista Capital, a company that focuses on Specialized Financing. DK has over 27 years of experience in managing and implementing a variety of Consumer Banking Technology Platforms and Operations Capabilities across the world. Most recently he was the CIO International, for the Citigroup's Global Consumer Business from January 2010 till Feb 2016 and subsequently led the initiative to digitize, transform and modernize Citi Banamex's technology platform and channels. DK has earned his Masters in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta and has a bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. DK is also on the board and advisory panels of a select set of Fintech startups in the areas of Big Data and Digital Disruption.  DK is based in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Donald MacDonald

    OCBC Bank

    Donald MacDonald
    Donald leads OCBC Group's big data analytics, data-driven marketing and overall CRM architecture across Asia. His role has overall responsibility for driving business value from data by providing actionable insights to segment, channel and product managers across all geographies, business divisions & external partnerships. He manages a large Marketing Analytics Centre of Excellence supporting all OCBC Group companies including Banking, Insurance, Share Trading, Private Banking, Fintech and external 3rd parties. Capabilities within the CoE include Data Science, Campaign Decisioning, Self-Service Analytics, Operational CRM and HR Analytics. Donald also manages OCBC's Operational CRM platform and implemented the bank's award winning, next generation unified sales desktop (ROME). Donald has over 20 years of international experience in Analytics helping companies to generate actionable insights and increase revenues. Prior to joining OCBC, he worked at IBM & PwC Consulting delivering data driven solutions globally. He began his career at Standard Life Group in the UK building and leading their Data Mining team.
  • Douglas Feagin

    Ant Financial

    Douglas Feagin
    Mr Douglas Feagin is Senior Vice President of Global Business at Ant Financial. Mr Feagin 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 in Investment Banking Division with a broad set of client relationships across sectors (banks, speciality finance, FIG tech and insurance) and regions (U.S., Latin America and Asia). Transaction expertise, developed over 21 years at GS, includes M&A, IPOs, Equity offerings, Principal Investing, and Corporate Restructuring. Named Partner in 2006 and Managing Director in 2002. Douglas graduated from the University of Virginia in 1988 and received his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1994.
  • Dr Andreas Braun


    Dr Andreas Braun
    Dr Andreas Braun joined Accenture in October 2017 as Managing Director to build Accenture’s Data Powered Enterprise capability for EALA (Europe, Africa, and Latin-America), a region spanning 34 countries. Previously, Andreas conceptualized, built, and led the group competence centre for Big Data and Advanced Analytics (data sciences, AI) at Allianz as well as Advanced Business Analytics within Allianz group digital transformation. These roles comprised the design and implementation of data-driven use cases and digital innovation for the operating entities of the Allianz Group worldwide, building and running Allianz Data Cloud, and data protection and privacy, respectively. Before, Andreas was the Global Head, Business Applications at GfK SE, the third largest market research company worldwide at the time. In this role, Andreas led more than 300 software engineers and data scientists globally and reported directly into the group’s CEO. In the early 1990s, Andreas co-founded a software company focusing on image processing and sold his shares to a US market player in 2000. Andreas studied computer science and theoretical medicine at TU Munich and pursued a PhD in software architectures for artificial intelligence. Andreas furthermore is an expert on data privacy. In this role, he is frequently consulting and speaking at e.g. the European Commission, Parliament, and Germany’s financial supervisory authority, BaFin.
  • Dr David Hardoon

    Monetary Authority Of Singapore (MAS)

    Dr David Hardoon
    Dr David Hardoon is the Chief Data Officer and Head of the Data Analytics Group (DAG) at the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) The DAG leads MAS’ efforts to harness the power of data analytics to unlock insights, enhance the supervision of financial institutions, and make regulatory compliance more efficient for financial institutions. Prior to his current engagement, Dr Hardoon was co-founder and Executive Director at Azendian Solutions Pte. Ltd. where he was responsible for the advanced analytics practice and the positioning of business analytics advisory and services to clients across different business sectors across the region. Dr Hardoon received a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence with first class honors at Royal Holloway, University of London in 2002 and a PhD in Computer Science in the field of Machine Learning from the University of Southampton 2006. He is currently an Honorary Senior Research Associate at the Centre for Computational Statistics & Machine Learning, University College London.
  • Dr Justo Ortiz

    UnionBank Of The Philippines

    Dr Justo Ortiz
    Dr Justo Ortiz is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UnionBank of the Philippines. As the long-time visionary leader of one of the most awarded banks in the Philippines, Ortiz has evolved UnionBank into an organization powered by technology and focused on innovation. The leadership of Dr Ortiz has been instrumental in the cultural transformation of the UnionBank team. UnionBank was recognized in 2016 by the Asia Corporate Excellence and Sustainability Awards as the Best Company to Work for in Asia and as 2017 Employer of the Year by the Stevie Award for Great Employers. Key achievements of UnionBank in recent years also involve recognition for Retail Banking, Innovation and Cash Management from the International Banker, Celent, Asian Banking and Finance for Innovation, and Banking & Payments Asia – for financial inclusion.
  • Dr Leda Glyptis

    QNB Group

    Dr Leda Glyptis
    Dr Leda Glyptis is the Chief Innovation Officer of QNB Group, the biggest Bank in MENA. As the first CIO in the Group, Leda is responsible for setting up the innovation department, bringing design thinking capabilities to employee-led ideation and mobilization while also opening the gates for market-led ecosystem engagement and innovation. Leda joined QNB in January 2017 from Sapient, where she was a Director in the Global Markets business, providing digital business transformation consulting services. Her work spanned advising clients on business transformation and change management as well as fintech, digital value chains and the emerging business and technology ecosystem. Leda previously was head of Innovation for BNY Mellon in EMEA. Leda set up the innovation function in-region, developed the BNY Mellon FinTech village and built the EMEA Innovation Centre focusing on co-creation with clients and startups to generate new value. Prior to that, Leda worked in change management across the Bank’s investment services businesses. Before joining BNY Mellon, Leda served as Head of Services Development for FinTech startup Great East London Software Company. Leda holds an MA from King’s College, Cambridge; an MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science.
  • Dr Michael Gorriz

    Standard Chartered Bank

    Dr Michael Gorriz
    Dr Michael Gorriz is Group Chief Information Officer at Standard Chartered Bank. He joined the Bank in July 2015 and is based in Singapore. In this role, he is responsible for the banking operations, systems development and technology infrastructure which underpin the Bank’s client services. He is also instrumental in defining and implementing the Bank’s digital and innovation agenda. Prior to joining Standard Chartered, Michael was Vice President and CIO at Daimler AG for 8 years where he was responsible for strategy, planning and development of all IT systems, as well as the operation of the technical infrastructure. He is a physicist and engineer by background. During his time at Daimler, Michael progressed through specialist research and design roles in aerospace to a general management role joining the IT department in the year 2000. Michael enjoys tennis and jogging in his leisure time. He is married and has three daughters.
  • Dr Rohan Amin

    JPMorgan Chase & Co.

    Dr Rohan Amin
    Dr. Rohan Amin is the Global Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for JPMorgan Chase.  In this role, Rohan is responsible for the firm’s global cyber defense strategy, cyber operations and multi-year “cyber uplift” program. This includes ensuring the firm has a fortress foundation in conducting its technology operations, managing Global Cybersecurity Operations Centers, training and exercise programs, and enhancing the company’s data security capabilities.  Rohan is a member of the firm’s Global Technology Operating Committee and is on the board of directors for the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC). Rohan joined JPMorgan Chase in 2014 as Head of Cybersecurity Operations.  He came to JPMorgan Chase from Lockheed Martin, where he led the development of the corporation’s global computer network defense strategy and the creation of the Lockheed Martin Computer Incident Response Team (LM-CIRT), the corporation’s hub for security operations and intelligence.  He also ran Lockheed Martin’s Global Cybersecurity Solutions division that provided advanced cyber and electronic warfare systems and solutions to the U.S. Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and international customers. Rohan was a three-time recipient of Lockheed Martin’s NOVA award, its highest recognition, for establishing the company’s leadership in cybersecurity.  Within the defense industry, he was instrumental in establishing the Defense Security Information Exchange (DSIE), a cyber threat fusion and sharing forum between major defense industrial base partners.  Rohan also co-authored the seminal paper on Intelligence Driven Defense and the Cyber Kill Chain – which introduced the world to new analytical tradecraft for combating Advanced Persistent Threats. Rohan obtained his Bachelor of Science in Computer and Telecommunications Engineering and his Master of Science in Telecommunications and Networking from the University of Pennsylvania.  He also received his doctoral degree in Information Security from the George Washington University.  He lives with his wife and two sons in New York.
  • Dr Sridhar Muppidi

    IBM Security Systems

    Dr Sridhar Muppidi
    Dr. Sridhar Muppidi is an IBM Fellow and Chief Technology Officer in IBM Security Systems. He leads the technical strategy, architecture and Research for IBM Security, focused on Identity & Access Management, Application & Data, Mobile & Cloud Security. He is a technical leader with about 20 years’ experience in security, software product development and security solutions architecture for several industry verticals. His current responsibilities also include providing secure cross brand security solutions to enterprises, leading work groups in security & privacy and representing IBM in open standards activities. He is an IBM Master inventor with number of patents and publications.
  • Erik Thedeen

    Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority

    Erik Thedeen
    Erik Thedéen is Director General at the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority (FI) as of 21 October 2015. Erik Thedéen has previously been CEO for KPA Pension, State Secretary at the Swedish Ministry of Finance, President Nasdaq OMX Nordic Stockholm, strategist at Brummer & Partners, Deputy Director General of the Swedish National Debt Office, an analyst at JP Bank and trader/analyst at Sveriges Riksbank (the Swedish central bank). Erik Thedéen has a degree in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics.
  • Eva Susanne Blazek

    Korn Ferry Institute

    Eva Susanne Blazek

    Susanne Blazek is the Senior Manager of Thought Leadership & Outcomes Research in the Korn Ferry Institute, based out of the firm’s Oslo office.

    Leading the Korn Ferry Institute’s global Thought Leadership and Research team, Mrs Blazek directs research and procures publications in partnership with solution and practice leaders. Anticipating future leadership trends, current research projects prod topics on the future of work: the meaning of work, what will drive performance in the future, and the talent supply chain of flexible organizations.

    Mrs Blazek also conducts outcomes studies on the return on and value of Korn Ferry’s products and solutions, including leadership development, search engagements, and assessments.

    Mrs Blazek supports every step of the Korn Ferry Institutes’ research and thought leadership projects, from designing and developing survey content to interviewing participants to data manipulation and analysis to writing up, publishing, and presenting findings. Among other ongoing projects, Mrs Blazek has been investigating the outcomes of simulation-based assessments for CEOs and senior-level executives since 2014.

    Having an affinity for what drives personal and professional behaviour change, Mrs Blazek’s expertise includes simulations-based assessments, women in leadership, the future of work, and qualitative research methods.

    Mrs Blazek obtained a doctorate’s degree in social psychology from the University of Minnesota. Her dissertation research consisted of a 3-year longitudinal multi-method program evaluation of a multicultural high school curriculum.

    Mrs Blazek obtained a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Florida. She has taught undergraduate and Continuing Education courses at the University of Minnesota. Mrs Blazek was born and raised in Norway.

  • Ewan MacLeod

    Nordea Bank

    Ewan MacLeod
    Ewan MacLeod is the Chief Digital Officer of Nordea Bank, heading Group Digital. Recently he brought his entrepreneurial expertise and passion to enterprises such as Royal Bank of Scotland, Nationwide Building Society, Reed Exhibitions and Frist Data. He’s been responsible for digital transformation programmes, being a serial entrepreneur and an enthusiastic and popular speaker. After finishing University he founded a dotcom startup, and spent his twenties building and selling a host of successful digital products and services. Therefore he is thoroughly experienced in delivery, strategy and prioritisation. Ewan is a current programmer with a long-standing preference of PHP/MySQL on the LAMP stack etc. He has created apps for iOS and Android and recently coded a system to hook into Amazon's AWS as well as authored many online services that have reliably supported millions of users.

    Ewan’s blogs include:
    • Founder and editor of Mobile Industry Review, which provides news and perspective to tens of thousands of executives.
    • He is the co-founder of the 361 Podcast, now in its 13th season; it has tens of thousands of listeners.
  • Fiaz Mohamed

    Intel AI Products Group

    Fiaz Mohamed
    Fiaz Mohamed leads business development for the Artificial Intelligence Products Group at Intel. In his role, Fiaz works with Fortune 500 organizations to help deploy AI solutions at scale. Fiaz has previously held senior sales, marketing and business development roles at several successful enterprise software companies and also advised clients in the technology sector on growth and go-to-market strategy as a management consultant at McKinsey & Company.
  • Finbarr Bermingham


    Finbarr Bermingham

    Finbarr Bermingham is the Asia Editor of GTR, based in Hong Kong, having previously been based in London and South Korea. As Asia Editor, Finbarr is responsible for all Asia coverage in the magazine, online and in its supplements and regularly speaks and moderates events around the region. He appears regularly in the international broadcast media to discuss Asian issues, particularly those associated with trade, Fintech and development.

    He previously worked as the Trade Correspondent for the International Business Times in London, reporting on international trade and development.

  • Ghela Boskovich


    Ghela Boskovich
    Ghela is active in the fintech industry, having spent the last ten years focused on business development for core insurance and banking system solutions, the last half of which has centered on financial services pricing governance functionality. Ghela also founded FemTechGlobal to bridge the gender gap in fintech and the financial services industry and was named one of Brummell Magazine’s 2016 ‘30 Inspirational Women Innovators’, and included in Innovate Finance’s Women in Fintech Powerlist 2016. She is a regular contributor to fintech publications and discussions, specializing in dynamic pricing and customer centricity. Ghela is Head of Fintech/Regtech Partnerships at Rainmaking, home of Startupbootcamp.
  • Gianfranco Casati

    Growth Markets

    Gianfranco Casati
    Gianfranco Casati is Group Chief Executive—Growth Markets, responsible for managing Accenture’s business in Asia Pacific, Africa, Middle East, Turkey andLatin America. In this role he works closely with the company’s five operating group leaders, formulating and executing long-term strategies, to ensure that Accenture’s clients are well-positioned for continued success in each of these key markets. Mr Casati’s vision is for Accenture to be at the heart of the digital transformation shaping companies in these regions. He is also a member of Accenture's Global Management Committee. In his 33 years with Accenture, he has exemplified a commitment to helping clients achieve high performance. Prior to assuming his current role, Mr Casati was Group Chief Executive of Accenture's Products operating group, which serves clients in the air, freight & travel services; automotive; consumer goods & services; industrial equipment; infrastructure & transportation services; life sciences; and retail industries. Before that, Mr Casati was managing director of the Products operating group's Europe operating unit. He also served as Accenture's country managing director for Italy and Chairman of Accenture's geographic council in its IGEM (Italy, Greece and emerging markets) region. In addition, Mr Casati led Accenture's Electronics & High Tech industry group in Europe. Among the many global clients, he has served during his career with Accenture are Pirelli, Alcatel, Siemens and Sony. Mr Casati joined Accenture after practising as a certified public accountant, and he became a partner in 1994. Prior to the company's transition to a corporate structure and IPO in 2001, he served as a member of the Accenture Board of Partners and led a global program aimed at redefining the partner compensation and career model. Mr Casati holds a degree in economics from Pavia University in Italy.
  • Grady Booch

    IBM Research

    Grady Booch
    Grady Booch is Chief Scientist for Software Engineering as well as Chief Scientist for Watson/M at IBM Research where he leads IBM’s research and development for embodied cognition. Having originated the term and the practice of object-oriented design, he is best known for his work in advancing the fields of software engineering and software architecture. A co-author of the Unified Modeling Language (UML), a founding member of the Agile Alliance, and a founding member of the Hillside Group, Grady has published six books and several hundred technical articles, including an ongoing column for IEEE Software. Grady is also a trustee of the Computer History Museum. He is an IBM Fellow, an ACM and IEEE Fellow, has been awarded the Lovelace Medal and has given the Turing Lecture for the BCS, and was recently named an IEEE Computer Pioneer. He is currently deeply involved in the development of cognitive systems and is also developing a major trans-media documentary for public broadcast on the intersection of computing and the human experience.
  • Greg Li

    The Bitfury Group

    Greg Li
    Greg Li is the Head of Asia for The Bitfury Group, the leading global full-service hardware and software Blockchain company. He has more than 20 years of management, strategy and business development experience throughout Asia in the hi-tech and financial services industries. Previously, he served as the Head of Asia Pacific for Sales Force Effectiveness at Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. Mr Li has extensive experience in pioneering the sales and development throughout the Asia Pacific region of new and cutting-edge services and solutions, including insurance, reinsurance, telecom infrastructure, network security, mobile platforms, customer relationship management and more. Mr Li was also the Executive Director of the Li Xing Foundation, a non-profit education foundation for children in China. He has a Bachelor’s Degree from Cornell University, a Masters in Buddhist Studies from The University of Hong Kong and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
  • Haslinda Amin

    Bloomberg Television

    Haslinda Amin
    Haslinda Amin is the Chief International Correspondent for South East Asia and anchor for Bloomberg Television. Based in Singapore, Amin has been at the heart of market makers and stories that have driven the transformation of Southeast Asia. Amin has reported on financial and political developments including the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forums, the bloody anti-government clashes in Thailand, developments in Pakistan as well as President Barack Obama's first visit to Asia. Haslinda has interviewed a wide range of top newsmakers for Bloomberg Television, including Singapore's founding father Lee Kuan Yew and Indonesia Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati. She also conducted the first international television interview with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak after he took office in 2009. Other notable interviews include AIIB President Jim Liqun, GE Vice Chairman John Rice, Digital Assets Holdings CEO Blythe Masters. Amin began her career covering Southeast Asian politics more than a decade ago. She joined Bloomberg Television in 2002 and is the Southeast Asia correspondent for "First Up" and "High Flyers," a special series of interviews with Asia's business elite. Amin graduated from the National University of Singapore, majoring in International Politics and English Language. She speaks Bahasa Indonesia.
  • Heather Cox


    Heather Cox
    Heather Cox joined USAA in October 2016 as USAA’s first chief technology and digital officer. In this role, she oversees a workforce of 10,000 information technology, digital, data, design, and innovation employees who are responsible for designing and building beautiful end-to-end personalized and digitally enabled experiences for USAA members. Heather joins USAA from Citigroup where she was the Chief Executive of Citigroup’s FinTech unit. At Citi, Heather’s team was responsible for building the first truly mobile bank of tomorrow through a smartphone-phone centric business model that delivers radically simple, connected experiences across the full range of client services. In addition, Heather was focused on driving digital transformation within the Global Consumer Bank by transitioning the business to an agile development methodology, inviting innovation through the Citi Mobile Challenge and FinTech meet up program, and embarking on the evolution to an Application Program Interface (API)-based organization. Before becoming the CEO of Citi FinTech, Heather was the Chief Client Experience, Digital and Marketing Officer for Citi. She also served on the board of Citibank Singapore Limited. Prior to joining Citi in 2014, Heather led Card Operations at Capital One Financial Corporation, where she developed, led and delivered a comprehensive customer experience strategy, leveraging digital innovations and customer data insights to help position it for further growth, customer engagement, and operating efficiency. Prior to Capital One, Heather served as the head of North America Operations at E*TRADE. In 2015, Heather was named one of the 10 Most Innovative CEOs in Banking by Bank Innovation, as well as Digital Banker of the Year and One of the Most Powerful Women in Banking by American Banker. She was also recognized with the Washington Business Journal’s Women Who Mean Business award in 2013 and was named to American Banker’s Women to Watch list in 2011, 2013 and 2016. Heather currently serves on the board for LIFT, a nonprofit whose mission is to permanently lift people out of poverty. She also serves on the boards of St. Stephen’s and St. Agnes schools. Heather graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She and her husband, Chris, are the proud parents of two teenage daughters.
  • Henri Dommel


    Henri Dommel
    Henri Dommel is the Director of the Inclusive Finance Unit at UNCDF. He is responsible for leading the Unit's strategy in promoting access to financial services and the development of inclusive financial sectors in the least Developed Countries. Dommel contributes to mobilizing external partnerships and supports UNCDF's agenda for product innovation and diversification, which includes microinsurance and remittances. He leads a technical team of regional managers, portfolio managers and country resident advisers based in the field. Previously, Dommel worked as Programme Manager at UNCDF and spent six years at IFAD as Senior Technical Adviser on Rural Finance. Before entering the UN system, Dommel worked at Banque Paribas in New Delhi and in Paris at the bank's department for Africa and the Middle East. He holds a master’s degree in international affairs from the School of Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and a degree from the Institut d'Études Politiques, Paris.
  • Her Majesty Queen Maxima Of The Netherlands

    United Nations

    Her Majesty Queen Maxima Of The Netherlands
    Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has served as the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA) since 2009. As Special Advocate, she is a leading global voice advancing universal access to affordable, effective, and safe financial services. Collaborating closely with global and national partners, she raises awareness, encourages leadership, works to break down barriers, and supports action to expand financial inclusion. Queen Máxima is also an honorary patron of the G20’s Global Partnership for Financial Inclusion and a Global Agenda Trustee for the World Economic Forum’s Global Challenge Initiative on the Future of the Global Financial System. In the Netherlands, she is a member of the Committee for Entrepreneurship and Finance and honorary chair of the Dutch Money Wise Platform.
  • Hirofumi Aihara

    Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group (MUFG)

    Hirofumi Aihara
    Mr. Hirofumi Aihara is responsible for driving innovation and promoting digital transformation in the bank and for the wider MUFG group. Mr. Aihara has 27 years of experience in systems and information technology with the bank. He has held positions in corporate finance and risk management, and implemented several projects to upgrade the bank’s IT infrastructure. Prior to his current appointment, he was General Manager of Asian Systems Office in Singapore, where he was responsible for initiating and implementing several key and critical systems in all of the bank’s offices across 13 markets in Asia and Oceania. He was also a key player in the bank’s efforts to start the proof of concept testing for utilizing blockchain technology for check digitalization in Singapore. Mr. Aihara was previously based in New York in the United States, where he headed the Bank’s IT planning department. He was also a part of the project team in Tokyo that implemented the bank’s management information system (MIS) and re-engineered several IT business processes in corporate planning. Mr. Aihara obtained BA in Engineering from Osaka University (Japan) in 1990.
  • Hiromi Yamaoka

    The Bank Of Japan

    Hiromi Yamaoka
    Hiromi Yamaoka is Director General of the Payment and Settlement Systems Department, the Bank of Japan. Before assuming the current duty, he experienced various positions in the Bank including Representative in Paris (1994-1996), Head of Economic Analysis in the Research & Statistics Department (1997-1998), Senior Economist in Policy Planning Office (1998-2004) and Head of Large Bank Surveillance in the Financial System & Bank Examination Department (2006-2007), Alternate Executive Director for Japan in the International Monetary Fund (2007-2010) and member of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (2011-2012). He also served as Director General of the Financial Markets Department (2013-2015). Mr. Yamaoka graduated from the University of Tokyo with an LL.B. in 1986.  He also holds an LL.M. from University of California (Berkeley) Boalt Hall School of Law (1990).  He has been admitted to New York Bar.
  • Iren Tranvag

    Nordic Finance Innovation

    Iren Tranvag
    Iren is an entrepreneur who has more than 20 years of banking/finance industry experience. Founder of Cicero Consulting a Nordic specialist within banking and finance. Long-term strategic advisor for leading Nordic banks with emphasis on strengthening strategic position to take their Digital Transformation, including new products and services to the next level. Iren is also working with international companies who want to take their concepts to the Nordic. ​ Iren is used as media reference for comments on industry developments. Facilitator and speaker at industry conferences. Visit NFI:
  • Irene Arias

    International Finance Corporation (IFC)

    Irene Arias

    Irene Arias is the Director for Latin America and the Caribbean at the International Finance Corporation (IFC), overseeing IFC’s investment and advisory Services operations in 34 countries across the region, where IFC has a combined investment portfolio of about $16 billion, representing more than 25% of IFC’s global investment portfolio. 

    In her previous role, she oversaw IFC’s strategy, investments and portfolio of IFC’s global operations in financial markets. IFC’s investments in the financial sector represent about 40 percent of IFC’s global operations and the objective of IFC in this sector is to promote access to finance for micro, small and medium enterprises.

    Irene joined IFC in 2001 and since then she has been managing high profile investment projects primarily in the financial sector across the world, from Sub-Saharan Africa, to the Middle East and Latin America and the Caribbean.  She was part of core IFC group that developed IFC's Asset Management Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of IFC which manages over $9 billion of capital across six investment funds.

    Irene, a Spanish national, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from Carlos III University in Madrid, an M.A. in International Relations from Johns Hopkins University in Washington DC, and an M.A. in Advanced European Studies from the College of Europe. She is a CFA Charterholder.

    IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, is the largest global development institution focused exclusively on the private sector. For more information, please visit:

  • James Lloyd


    James Lloyd
    James Lloyd leads EY’s dedicated financial technology capability across Asia-Pacific, supporting both early-stage and incumbent financial service innovators, while simultaneously expanding the firm’s relationships with regulators, venture capital and other ecosystem participants. James is also an Asia-Pacific lead of the firm’s global payments practice. Prior to EY, James helped build and scale a venture-backed alternative-finance platform enabling banks to profitably offer short-term unsecured loans to underserved small businesses. Before that, he worked with a bootstrapped e-commerce payment gateway combining direct-to- market customer acquisition with white-labelled full-service delivery for partner banks. Based in Hong Kong, James sits on a variety of Fintech advisory panels, including the new business committee of the Financial Services Development Council (FSDC).
  • Janet Young

    United Overseas Bank Ltd

    Janet Young
    As part of the senior leadership team under UOB Group CEO, Janet leads Delivery Channels and facilitates digitalization initiatives across the Group. She leads her teams to build customer engagement and connectivity across all channels and customer groups to meet UOB Group’s vision to be a premier regional bank in Asia Pacific. Working with Business and Technology partners internally and Fintech and ecosystem players externally, she champions collaborative business models to drive better outcomes for the Bank and its Customers in the transformation of banking in the digital age. Prior to joining to UOB, Janet is International Business Head for subsidiaries of multinational corporations (MNCs) of Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s Commercial Bank. Her responsibility covered Asia Pacific, Europe and Latin America. She has over 25 years of banking and corporate experience. Prior to joining Bank of America, she had led Marketing, e-Business, and Commercial Banking for HSBC Singapore. Before that, she was the China Treasury Director (based in Shanghai) and Asia Pacific Finance & Treasury Director for Philips Electronics. She is a Board Member of IMDA (Info-Communications Media Development Authority of Singapore),  InnoVen -Venture Debt JV between Temasek and UOB, FinLab -Innovation Fintech accelerator JV between UOB and SG Innovate, Accuron Technologies. She also serves on the Growth Committee of Spring Singapore, SAP Asia Pacific-Japan Business Advisory Council, Committee of Future Economy (sub-committee for Future Corporate Capability & Innovation – SMEs, Singapore) and the MBA Advisory Council of Nanyang Business School.
  • Jay Collins

    Corporate And Investment Banking

    Jay Collins
    Jay Collins has covered governments his entire career. He currently covers governments as diverse and complex as the U.S. government and Greece, as well as Emerging Market governments, such as the Philippines and Brazil. Jay has responsibility for driving content, innovation and replicable solutions across Citi’s sovereign, supranational and local government client base. He has advised 46 different governments on privatizations, liability management and funding solutions, derivatives, and electronic banking services, including mobile finance and card solutions. Jay is currently working with Citi’s government clients to (1) implement commodity, rates and fx risk mitigation techniques (2) reduce paper and cash processes (3) develop new and innovative funding strategies, including liability management (4) monetize state assets (5) utilize mobile financial solutions to improve financial inclusion and (6) enhance emergency financial preparedness.
  • Jeremy Anderson


    Jeremy Anderson
    Jeremy has been Chairman of KPMG’s Global Financial Services Practice since 2010, leading KPMG’s 40,000 professionals working with clients in financial services. This covers audit, tax and advisory services across banking, capital markets, asset management and insurance. He advises clients across the globe on how to assess and respond to the changing landscape of Financial Services from regulatory change through to the impact of an increasingly data and digitally driven world. He regularly engages with regulators and policymakers on initiatives designed to improve financial stability, transparency and trust as well as the impact of innovation and Fintech. Jeremy has spent 35 years working with the banking and insurance industry. He has advised in the areas of strategy, risk management, governance, IT, operational transformation, mergers, bank restructuring, regulation and finance. He has worked with clients across Europe, the United States and Asia Pacific. Jeremy is a member of the Productivity Leadership Group in the UK, a past Commissioner of the UK Commission for Employment and Skills and a former Chairman of the UK National Employment Panel. He was awarded a CBE in 2005 for his services to employment.
  • Jim Lord

    Compliance Strategies

    Jim Lord
    Jim Lord is CEO, general counsel, and co-founder of Compliance Strategies International, LLC, and acts as a consultant to Dow Jones Risk & Compliance. Dow Jones acquired RiskAverter, a proprietary third-party risk management software solution first developed by Mr Lord for Compliance Strategies International, in February 2017. Mr Lord previously served as a U.S. Department of Justice prosecutor for over twenty years, managing numerous investigations and prosecutions, including involving the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, money laundering, human trafficking, healthcare fraud, cybercrime, intellectual property, counterfeiting, and organized crime matters. Mr Lord is a shareholder with law firm Glade, Voogt, Lord & Smith in Denver, Colorado. His international practice focuses on compliance, regulatory litigation, and business crimes. Mr Lord also currently serves as the chief operating officer for Grounded Compliance Investigations, LLC, an investigative firm that conducts global due diligence investigations.
  • Jo Ann S. Barefoot

    Barefoot Innovation Group, LLC

    Jo Ann S. Barefoot
    Jo Ann is CEO of Barefoot Innovation Group, Senior Fellow Emerita at the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Business & Government, and Cofounder of Hummingbird Regtech, a startup focused on AML. A noted advocate of “regulation innovation,” Jo Ann is writing a book on financial innovation and regulation. She has been Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, partner at KPMG, Co-Chairman of Treliant Risk Advisors, and staff member at the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. She’s an angel investor, serves on the board of Oportun, and advises financial companies and governments in the United States and other counties. She also served on the CFPB’s Consumer Advisory Board and chairs the board of the Center for Financial Services Innovation. Jo Ann hosts the podcast show Barefoot Innovation and has published nearly 200 articles. She is a popular public speaker, addressing thousands of people annually throughout the world.
  • Joe Lubin


    Joe Lubin
    Joe Lubin is a Canadian entrepreneur and a co-founder of blockchain computing platform Ethereum, a decentralized application platform incorporating a virtual machine that executes peer-to-peer contracts paid for via micropayments of the cryptocurrency ether. He is the founder of Consensus Systems, a Brooklyn-based software studio building decentralized applications. ConsenSys is one of the largest and fastest-growing companies in the blockchain. Joe graduated from Princeton with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He worked in the Princeton Robotics Lab, at tomandandy music developing an autonomous music composition tool, and at private research firm Vision Applications Inc. building autonomous mobile robots. As a software engineer and consultant, Joe worked with eMagine on the Identrus project, and was involved in the founding and operation of a hedge fund with a partner. He held positions as Director of the New York office of Blacksmith Software Consulting, and VP of Technology in Private Wealth Management at Goldman Sachs. Through these posts, Joe focused on the intersection of cryptography, engineering, and finance. Switching gears, Joe moved to Kingston, Jamaica to work on projects in the music industry. Two years into his musical endeavours, Joe co-founded the Ethereum Project and has been working on Ethereum and ConsenSys since January 2014.
  • John P. Watters

    FireEye, Inc.

    John P. Watters
    John P. Watters was named EVP, Global Services & Intelligence at FireEye January 18, 2017 to merge FireEye services, customer support, Mandiant consulting, and iSIGHT intelligence into one business unit. Mr. Watters was formerly Chairman and CEO (and founder) of iSIGHT Partners. The firm was founded in 2006 and acquired by FireEye in January of 2016 becoming FireEye iSIGHT Intelligence. iSIGHT Partners built a global network of intelligence experts that today extends the reach of FireEye’s threat intelligence capability. Prior to iSIGHT, Mr. Watters was Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of iDEFENSE (2002), which he sold to VeriSign in 2005.  Over the past decade, Mr. Watters has been an active operator and investor in other innovative cyber security companies including TippingPoint Technologies in 2002, Archer Technologies in 2003 (served on the board), and Netwitness in 2006 (Chairman of the Board). Prior to Mr. Watters’ focus in the cyber security industry, he was the founder, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of EFO Holdings, Inc.; the investment arm of Bill Esping (founder of First Data Resources).  In his various investment, operating and philanthropic capacities, Mr. Watters has served on more than 20 corporate and non-profit boards including the Jesuit Foundation (Dallas,Texas), the STAIRS Program which supports inner-city education (founder and Chairman) and Andromeda FC a U.S. Soccer Federation Development Academy (founder and Chairman). Also, Mr. Watters was the 2015 southwest regional winner for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year. Mr. Watters graduated from Santa Clara University, attended London School of Economics and is married with five children.
  • Joi Ito

    MIT Media Lab

    Joi Ito
    Joi Ito is the director of the MIT Media Lab, Professor of the Practice at MIT and the author, with Jeff Howe, of Whiplash: How to Survive Our Faster Future (Grand Central Publishing, 2016). Ito is chairman of the board of PureTech Health and serves on several other boards, including The New York Times Company, Sony Corporation, the MacArthur Foundation and the Knight Foundation. He is also the former chairman and CEO of Creative Commons, and a former board member of ICANN, The Open Source Initiative, and The Mozilla Foundation. Ito is a serial entrepreneur who helped start and run numerous companies including one of the first web companies in Japan, Digital Garage, and the first commercial Internet service provider in Japan, PSINet Japan/IIKK. He has been an early-stage investor in many companies, including Formlabs, Flickr, Kickstarter, littleBits, and Twitter. Ito has received numerous awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Oxford Internet Institute and the Golden Plate Award from the Academy of Achievement, and he was inducted into the SXSW Interactive Festival Hall of Fame in 2014. Ito has been awarded honorary doctorates from The New School and Tufts University and is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Ito will be a visiting professor of practice at the Harvard Law School from July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2020.
  • Jonathan Larsen

    Ping An Insurance Group

    Jonathan Larsen
    Jonathan Larsen is now Chief Innovation Officer of Ping An Insurance (Group) Company of China Ltd. 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 and spanning 19 countries. He has been at the leading edge of the financial services industry for the last 29 years across the Asia Pacific region and globally. He brings a unique blend of strategic vision, operational depth, and understanding of the new technology landscape. He has led multiple large-scale, successful businesses across a wide range of markets and has extensive experience in negotiating and managing partnerships and M&A transactions. Prior to Citi, Jonathan was a Principal in the Financial Services Practice of global management consulting firm, Booz Allen & Hamilton where he spent eight years advising large banks and other financial institutions across Asia, Australia and New Zealand and in the United States and Europe. Jonathan is a Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Banking and Finance, Singapore and was named Retail Banker of the Year in 2011 by Asian Banker magazine. He has been widely quoted in major business publications including the Financial Times, Bloomberg, Reuters, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Economist as well as local media throughout Asia Pacific. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.
  • Jorg Gasser

    Federal Department Of Finance

    Jorg Gasser
    Jörg Gasser (born in 1969) took up his role as State Secretary for International Financial Matters at the Federal Department of Finance (FDF) on 1 July 2016. He began his career working for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). From 1996 to 2007, he was responsible for leading many challenging negotiations in positions which included deputy chief delegate in Pakistan and Iraq and later division head at the ICRC headquarters in Geneva. In 2008, Jörg Gasser worked as an economic and financial affairs expert in the Federal Department of Justice and Police (FDJP). Later, he was the ad interim Director of the Federal Office for Migration, Secretary General of the FDJP and, from the start of 2011, Secretary-General of the FDF. He has thus played a very influential role in all important international financial, tax and monetary policy matters. Jörg Gasser holds a Master’s degree in Macroeconomics and International Relations from the University of Zurich. He is married and has one daughter. He speaks German, French, English and some Arabic.
  • Joyj Matthew


    Joyj Matthew
    Jojy is Co-Leader of Deloitte’s Global Financial Services Industry (GFSI) Analytics & Information Management Information practice. Jojy has been at the forefront of executing multiple large scale and transformational information management programs often spanning multiple geographies and business entities around such initiatives as Basel RDA (BCBS 239), Basel II & III, Solvency II, Master Data and Reference Data, and Customer Data. He has worked with Global Banks, Insurance Companies, Investment Banks and Regulatory Agencies to successfully deliver end-to-end information management and analytics programs. He has been involved in establishing the Chief Data Office for multiple organizations, establishing Business Intelligence Competency Centers, Analytics and Big Data Shared Services, Data Management Offices and associated services, and is a recognized expert in operationalizing enterprise-wide Data Strategy, Governance and Data Quality programs. Jojy was a reputable investment banker and quant with deep expertise in structuring Mortgage and Asset-Backed Securities, Leveraged Leases and Synthetic Leases, and has developed systems for Banking and Insurance Asset-Liability Management, Investment Accounting, Portfolio Management and Fixed Income Analytics. Jojy has published in multiple books by renowned financial services author-editor Frank Fabozzi, and is recognized as an industry innovator and thought-leader.
  • Juan Jose Guemes

    IE Business School

    Juan Jose Guemes
    Juan Jose Güemes (1969) joined the prestigious academic institution IE Business School in March 2010 as President of the International Center for Entrepreneurial Management after seventeen years of intense political activity. He had previously served in a broad range of government departments, including tourism, finance and employment, gender policies, and health.Güemes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration (Universidad Güemes holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Business Administration (Universidad Complutense, Madrid, 1992) and a Master in Financial Markets (Universidad San Pablo CEU, Madrid, 1993). He began his career as an analyst at the Bank of Spain in 1991, before serving as Economic Adviser to Spain’s Popular Party in the Spanish Parliament from 1993 to 1996. He later served as the advisor to the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Rodrigo de Rato Figaredo, who appointed him Deputy Director of his Cabinet in 1998.In the year In the year 2000, Juan Jose Guemes was appointed General Secretary of Tourism, is responsible for the international promotion of Spain as a tourist destination. In the three years, he headed tourism in Spain, he modernized the country’s brand image and promoted a strategy to take Spanish tourism into new markets and products. During his term of office the State Society for Tourism Information Management was created to promote Spain online. Today, the Spanish Tourist Board is a leader in the use of the Internet for the promotion of tourist destinations and tourist products.Güemes joined the Madrid Regional Government as Regional Councilor for Employment and Diversity in Güemes joined the Madrid Regional Government as Regional Councilor for Employment and Diversity in 2003. He developed a pioneering approach to promoting equal opportunities for men and women, including the LiderA program, designed to help women gain access to senior management positions in companies. He was appointed Regional Health Councilor for the Madrid region in 2007. During the three years he held this position he opened eight new hospitals, three medical schools and launched key biomedical research initiatives. Further achievements during his time in the public health sector include fostering partnerships between public and private health organizations, the introduction of major innovations in hospital management and the freedom to choose among different health services. His work in government organizations gained him a reputation for entrepreneurial ideas and innovation in the public sector. As Chairman of IE’s International Center for Entrepreneurial Management, he is focused on fostering the entrepreneurial spirit and creating new business and social projects, as well as promoting women-led entrepreneurship.
  • Julie Batch


    Julie Batch
    Julie Batch was appointed Chief Customer Officer in December 2015. In this role, she heads up Customer Labs, which is responsible for improving customer experiences and product, pricing, marketing and digital innovation through data and insights, customer engagement systems, brand architecture across the group, human centred design and new business incubation and venturing. Julie was previously Chief Analytics Officer. She was appointed to that role in June 2014, responsible for Group Reinsurance and Analytics.   Prior to this, Julie was the Chief Risk Officer in IAG’s Direct Insurance business (now Australian Consumer Division), where she led a group-wide program aimed at improving our information and analytics capabilities. Since joining IAG in 2005 Julie has held a number of senior roles in Group Reinsurance including Group General Manager Reinsurance from 2008 onwards. Earlier in her career, Julie held senior roles at Gen Re Australia, part of the Berkshire Hathaway Group, as well as other reinsurance organisations. She has extensive international experience including time spent in France, Monaco, London and Japan. Julie holds a Masters of Applied Finance and is a Fellow of ANZIIF.
  • Justin Lie


    Justin Lie
    As a student, Justin was already an entrepreneur, setting up various e-commerce sites. It was when his sites were attacked by fraudsters that Justin devised his own system of rules on whether to accept or reject a transaction, which would later develop into CashShield: a highly sophisticated system designed with a proprietary high frequency trading algorithm and real time machine learning. CashShield requires no data scientist or fraud analysts at all, and continues to be the only fully machine driven fraud management solution.
  • Kai S. Nargolwala

    Clifford Capital

    Kai S. Nargolwala
    Mr Kai S. Nargolwala is the Chairman of Clifford Capital Pte. Ltd., a company supported by the Singapore government to facilitate the financing of long-term cross-border projects of Singapore based companies. He is also a non-executive Director of UK based Prudential plc; a non-executive Director of Credit Suisse Group AG and a non-executive Director of PSA International Pte Ltd. Additionally, he is the non-executive Chairman of Prudential Corporation Asia Limited and Chairman of the Governing Board of the Duke- NUS Medical School.Mr. Nargolwala’s career spanned several decades in the financial services industry in Mr Nargolwala’s career spanned several decades in the financial services industry in the UK, USA and Asia. At various times over the last 25 years, he has helmed the Asian businesses of Bank of America, Standard Chartered and Credit Suisse. He retired from executive roles at the end of 2011. Mr Nargolwala previously served on the Board of the Casino Regulatory Authority of Singapore, Singapore Telecommunications Limited, Standard Chartered plc, Credit Suisse’s Executive Board, the Board of Tate and Lyle plc and Visa International’s Asia Pacific Advisory Board. Mr Nargolwala is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales as well as the Singapore Institute of Directors. He earned his Honors Degree in Economics from the University of Delhi and is a Singapore citizen.
  • Kaidi Ruusalepp


    Kaidi Ruusalepp
    Kaidi is former CEO of NASDAQ Tallinn Stock Exchange and of the Central Securities Depository. Co-Founder of Estonian Service Industry Association. Member of Startup Europe Advisory Board at European Commission. A lawyer by training, she co-authored the Estonian Digital Signatures Act of 2000 -- landmark legislation that enables secure digital identities and, in turn, the country’s booming electronic economy. She is the founder of the block chain based global stock exchange Funderbeam.
  • Ken Moore


    Ken Moore
    Ken has 20+ years’ experience in International Financial Services across retail and corporate banking. Working for some of the world’s leading financial services companies Ken has lived and worked in over 15 countries and held executive leadership roles in Product Management, Technology Delivery, Strategy and Business Development. In 2016 Ken joined Mastercard as EVP, Head of Mastercard Labs. In this role, Ken is responsible for leading Mastercard’s R&D initiatives globally where he will look to further MasterCard’s leadership in innovation, monetize its innovation capabilities and leverage them to win core business and to drive new product development activities. Prior to joining Mastercard, Ken was a Director at Citibank, where he established Citi’s First Innovation Lab and subsequently rolled this model out globally to create a network of collaborative innovation centres across Citibank.
  • Kevin Lee Ren De

    GIC Labs

    Kevin Lee Ren De
    Kevin Lee leads GIC Labs and Data Science at GIC, where he spearheads GIC's efforts to harness new technology and data science in investment and non-investment activities across the firm. He was previously VP Data at Grab Inc., where he led data, IT and special projects. Before that, he was Head of Asia at Palantir Technologies, where he built out Palantir’s Asia business from the ground up and worked with customers from a wide variety of industries to harness the power of data in their organizations. Kevin started his career in the Singapore Government where he served in the administrative service. He graduated from Stanford University where he majored in Computer Science.
  • Kevin McCarthy


    Kevin McCarthy
    Kevin is Chief Customer Officer at DemystData. In this role, he oversees corporate strategy and development, and is in charge of developing and driving strategic initiatives across product, partnerships, and sales. Previously, Kevin managed the company’s accounts globally. He oversaw the development and growth of a global delivery and execution team of international data scientists and specialists. Prior to joining DemystData, Kevin was a Specialist at McKinsey & Company in the Healthcare Value Analytics Group. Kevin also managed teams and held leadership positions at Risk Metrics Corporation, where he handled data exchange and integration efforts with commercial insurance carriers and information partners, and worked in the alternative investment and equity sales groups at UBS.
  • Korn Chatikavanij

    Thai Fintech Association

    Korn Chatikavanij
    Korn Chatikavanij is currently chairman of Thailand Democrat Party Policy Unit, and chairman of Thai Fintech Association. Korn served as Finance Minister of the Kingdom of Thailand from 2008 to 2011. Previously, he was president and chairman of JP Morgan Securities (Thailand) from 2000 to 2004. Much of Korn Chatikavanij’s career was spent in the finance sector since his early age at SG Warburg, London. He then co-founded JF Thanakom Securities with Jardine Fleming and was its president for 11 years. After the merger of Jardine Fleming and JP Morgan, he became president and subsequently chairman of JP Morgan Securities (Thailand). He left to run for Bangkok Member of Parliament in October 2004. In December 2009, Korn Chatikavanij received “Global Finance Minister of the Year 2010” and “Asia-Pacific Finance Minister of the Year 2010” awards from the Banker (an affiliated publication of the Financial Times). Korn Chatikavanij graduated with BA (Hons) in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from St. John’s College, University of Oxford.
  • Kudzai Kutukwa


    Kudzai Kutukwa
    Kudzai is the co-founder and CEO of Mobbisurance, a startup that is developing a mobile-based crop insurance product and other financial services for smallholder farmers. Through the use and analysis of satellite imagery, Kudzai and his team have been able to drive down costs significantly associated with serving this particular market segment. In addition, he also co-founded the Emerging Farmers Exchange, a marketplace that links big buyers of agricultural produce with smallholder farmers that are currently excluded from the agricultural value chain. He is passionate about financial inclusion for the poor and under-served members of our society and he believes that technology can help bridge this divide. Kudzai was also recently named by Fast Company magazine as one of South Africa's top twenty young entrepreneurs under 30.
  • Kurt Koenigsfest


    Kurt Koenigsfest
    CEO of BancoSol since May 2000. BancoSol is a private commercial bank specialized in providing financial solutions to low-income sectors and entrepreneurs in Bolivia.He has held a variety of high responsibility positions in the credit, operations and business development areas of the Bolivian Banking Industry since 1989.
    • He has held a variety of high responsibility positions in the credit, operations and business development areas of the Bolivian Banking Industry since 1989.
    • Nine years with Banco Nacional de Bolivia, the second largest Bolivian private Bank.
    • An active member of a number of banking and microfinance Boards, including Asoban, the Bolivian Private Banking Association, where he acted as Chairman from 2011 until 2014.
    • Between 2004 and 2008 acted as Chairman of ASOFIN, the Association of Regulated Microfinance Institutions of Bolivia.
    • Between 2010 and 2012 he was Chairman of the ACCION Network, representing 26 MFIs in 16 countries, with a combined portfolio of 3 million clients and a portfolio of U$ 3 billion.During the same period, served as Chairman of the Micro Finance Network,
    • During the same period, served as Chairman of the Micro Finance Network, (MFN) with member Institutions in Latin America, Europe, Asia and Africa.Between 2010 and 2013, he served as Chairman of the Board of CEDES, the
    • Between 2010 and 2013, he served as Chairman of the Board of CEDES, the Corporate Council for Sustainable Growth of Bolivia.Recently appointed as Board Member of GABV, Global Alliance for Banking
    • Recently appointed as Board Member of GABV, Global Alliance for Banking on Values, an independent network of banks using finance to deliver sustainable development for unserved people, communities and the environment. Institutions with combined assets of approximately $100 billion, reaching 10 million people in 25 countries.
    • Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.
    • A native of La Paz he graduated in Business Administration from the University of North Texas, USA.
  • Laura Gaviria Halaby

    Laura Gaviria Halaby
  • Laura Noonan

    Financial Times

    Laura Noonan
    Laura Noonan is the Financial Times’ investment banking correspondent, a role she has held since February 2015. She covers the world’s biggest banks and trends across the global industry, from Europe, the US and Asia. Before that, she covered the eurozone banking crisis for Reuters. She is a CFA charter holder and has a degree in journalism from Dublin City University.
  • Laurent Nizri

    Paris Fintech Forum

    Laurent Nizri
    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. The third edition will be held January 2018 30th & 31st in the former French stock market exchange and will gather 2000+ attendees from 50+ countries to listen to 200+ CEOs on stage from banks, insurances, VCs, telcos and countless Fintechs. ( As the Founder and CEO of Altéir Consulting, created just after he helped launch Zebank, first online bank in Europe in 1999, he had the opportunity to work across the complete value chain helping telcos, banks, insurers, new incumbents and startups to define new strategies & products, to launch new businesses and to manage major international projects in the telco, payment & digital finance sector. Since 2011 he chairs the Payment & Fintech club of the French Digital economy association (ACSEL), the biggest club in France for the sector which gathers 300 experts each quarter for international exchanges. He is also the Vice President of ACSEL. Laurent is also part of many payment & Fintech institutional bodies and a regular speaker at key international events.
  • Lazaro Campos


    Lazaro Campos
    Lázaro Campos is a management advisor and board member in digital payment ventures. He counsels start-up companies and consults for financial institutions worldwide in support of their innovation agendas. He is the co-founder of FinTechStage, a start-up devoted to building innovation agendas and ecosystems and obsessed with driving entrepreneurship and investment in FinTech. He is Chairman of the Board of The ID Co (a start-up offering digital trust and online identity verification based on bank-account data) and a Management Advisor of Payoneer Inc (an industry-leading B2B payment platform). He is also a Senior Executive Advisor for Booz Allen Hamilton’s international Financial Services practice involved in a variety of innovative digital payment projects. In 2014, he was appointed a member of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Digital Financial Services (DFS) Platform Enablers group in support of financial inclusion for the poor. Lázaro served as the Chief Executive Officer of SWIFT, the global banking network, from April 2007 until July 2012 where he defined and led an aggressive strategy to re-position the company as a commercially driven, customer-centric and efficient cooperative. He also launched an ambitious innovation program that positioned the company as a catalyst for innovation in the industry ( Prior to that, he held diverse management positions at SWIFT including Business Development EVP and Marketing EVP among others. Before SWIFT, he served in the international division of Banc Agricola, and worked for Toyota Motors. Lázaro has been rated as one of the 100 most influential people in Finance by Treasury&Risk, and included in Institutional Investors’ Tech 50 disrupters in technology and finance. Lázaro is Spanish, married and father of three. He is a motorcycling enthusiast, skiing and sailing aficionado, avid reader and an aspiring cook.
  • Lisa Enckell

    Approach World

    Lisa Enckell

    Lisa Enckell is a partner at the Singaporean consultancy firm Approach World. Her current clients include the Swedish Fintech company Youplewhere Lisa acts as the CMO. She’s also interim CMO for VAsssist, a consumer-facing startup based in Mumbai. Approach World helps corporates, startups and investors with IT, product development and digital marketing management. Their focus is to help companies with digital transformation, innovation, and digital strategy. 

    Approach World provides advice for c-level executives on strategic technology decisions and takes on interim c-level positions for companies in a transforming stage. Prior to Approach World Lisa was the VP of Marketing at Swedish startup Wrapp, based in San Francisco, US. She holds an MSc in Business and Economics with a major in marketing and media management from the Stockholm School of Economics. She’s also doing early-stage investments in startups together with her partner Andreas Ehn.

  • Maha Bahou

    Central Bank Of Jordan

    Maha Bahou

    Maha Bahou has been Executive Manager of the Payment Systems, Domestic Banking Operations and Financial Inclusion Department of the Central Bank of Jordan since July 2011. Overall she has been with the Jordanian Central Bank for 29 years, working in different departments

    She holds a master degree in Banking and Finance, and a bachelor degree in Economics and Business Administration.

    In 2010/2011 Ms Bahou spent one year as a senior consultant in Libya. She also has experience as a lecturer at the University of Jordan and as a trainer. She holds a leadership and strategic management certificate from Sandhurst, UK. In addition, she is a certified mentor and assessor by the European Foundation for Quality Management. She has been awarded by King Abdullah II as the Distinguished Government Leader for the year 2016.

    In March 2014, she joined the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s (DFS) Platform Enablers group in support of financial inclusion for the poor, with a purpose to shape the delivery of effective digital financial services through a robust, open and low-cost platform. 

    In 2016, she completed the “Leadership in Financial Inclusion” program from Fletcher School- Tufts University – Boston.

    In 2017, she became a member of ExCom at CGAP.

  • Maile Carnegie


    Maile Carnegie
    Maile leads the strategic development and delivery of a superior digital experience for ANZ’s eight million retail, commercial and institutional customers.This includes digital projects, innovation and strategic relationships with the FinTech sector. She is also responsible for data & analytics and marketing including ANZ’s brand, advertising and sponsorship. Maile has a passion for customer-centric innovation and design. She joined ANZ in 2016 from Google where she had been Managing Director Australia and New Zealand since 2013. Prior to this, Maile spent 20 years at Proctor and Gamble where she held several roles including Managing Director in Australia and New Zealand, General Manager for Asia Strategy, Marketing and Design based in Singapore and a number of senior marketing and commercial roles in the United States. She is currently a member of the Federal Government’s Board of Innovation and Science; a member of the Federal Treasurer’s FinTech Advisory Group; Chair, Vice-Chancellor’s Advisory Board, University of Technology, Sydney; and was previously Vice-Chair of the ASIC External Advisory Panel. Maile holds a degree in Business Administration in Finance, Economics and Marketing from the University of Technology, Sydney.
  • Manisha Tank


    Manisha Tank
    Manisha Tank is an award-winning journalist, news anchor and TV presenter who has worked for the biggest names in international news media over the last 20 years. At Thomson Reuters, The BBC and CNN International she’s had the privilege to anchor flagship shows, including the award-winning, ‘News Stream’ on CNN. Aside from presenting many feature shows such as CNN’s ‘Talk Asia’, Manisha has taken live news to air on many occasions, most recently following the collision of a US Destroyer off the coast of Singapore. As a financial news anchor for much of her career, Manisha spent time reporting live from the floor of the NYSE and NASDAQ market-site as well as anchoring live business and economics shows for both CNN International and the BBC before that. As such she has extensive background knowledge of business, finance and economics.
  • Mark Adams

    Strategic Intelligence. ASIC

    Mark Adams
    Mark leads ASIC's Strategic Intelligence team that provides specialist strategic risk, research and data analytical advice and support to the Commission and ASIC's business teams. This team includes ASIC's behavioural economics unit. Mark also leads ASIC's internal coordination team that implements ASIC's Innovation Hub initiative. During his time at ASIC, Mark has held a range of senior executive positions at ASIC including lead of ASIC's competition in equity markets project and the Exchange Market Operators, Regulatory Policy and International teams. In recent years, Mark was seconded to the Financial System Inquiry Secretariat in 2014 as a Principal Adviser and to the Ontario Securities Commission in 2012-13 as Director, Strategy, Research and Risk. Prior to joining ASIC, Mark worked in the corporate and superannuation areas of a national law firm.
  • Mark Jamison

    Visa Inc.

    Mark Jamison
    Mark Jamison leads Visa’s flagship, state-of-the-art, One Market Center in San Francisco. The first in a global network of Visa innovation centers, One Market Center hosts hundreds of clients and partners annually who are looking to learn more about Visa’s innovation agenda and co-create new payment solutions for their customers. Mark manages a team that maintains a focus on “what’s next” in digital commerce and payments platforms including tokenization, the blockchain, human-centered design, and emerging mobile capabilities. Mark is a recognized FinTech pioneer and a proven corporate leader of digital transformation. Prior to his role leading One Market Center, Mark was the head of New Product R&D and Design for Visa Inc. Before joining Visa, Mark was the Global Head of Customer Solution and Digital Transformation for BBVA in Madrid, one of the 10 largest banks in the world. In this role, Mark managed all consumer banking and insurance products across 36 operating countries, established a global design function, and led BBVA’s Big Data and analytics teams. Mark also previously served as the Chief Digital Officer for Capital One Bank and the founding executive leader of Capital One Labs. The Capital One Labs team continues to be recognized as one of the industry’s top applied innovation centers. As a FinTech entrepreneur early in his career, Mark founded and ran MaxMiles, the web’s first online personalized account aggregation service which was acquired by American Express’ venture arm in early 2000. Mark has an MBA from Northwestern’s Kellogg School and a B.S. in Business Administration and Religious Philosophy from Indiana University. He has also completed Business Ethics courses at London Business School and has an executive degree in Design Thinking from Stanford’s Hasso-Plattner Institute of Design. Mark lives in Mill Valley, California and is married to Cory Jamison, a nationally known jazz singer and recording artist. Although Mark believes he is a legitimate jazz pianist, his wife only hires real players for all of her paying gigs.
  • Mark Whitcroft

    Illuminate Financial Management

    Mark Whitcroft
    Mark Whitcroft is a Founding Partner at Illuminate Financial Management, a London-based venture capital firm exclusively focused on capital markets financial technology investment globally. Prior to Illuminate, he was an EIR at StartUpBootCamp FinTech London, on the Industry Advisory Board of ValueStream Labs and a mentor for Deutsche Bank in the Accenture FinTech Innovation Lab in New York. Mark spent eleven years in various capital market roles at HSBC and Deutsche Bank based in London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York. He has been an early stage FinTech investor since 2010 and is on the Board of Directors of ChartIQ and Privitar.
  • Mark Worthington

    Klareco Communications

    Mark Worthington
    Mark is a former BBC news correspondent with over a decade of experience in journalism. A media and communications expert specialising in strategic corporate communications, crisis management, media relations and training, Mark advises regional and international clients across a variety of sectors including financial services, technology, e-commerce and agribusinesses, among others. His clients have included transport disruptors, global digital payment companies and regional e-commerce leaders. He hosts regular Fintech insights sessions with key industry leaders and has mentored a number of tech start-up firms. Mark graduated from University of Oxford with an MA and from City University, London, with a PGDip in Broadcast Journalism.
  • Matthew Roszak


    Matthew Roszak
    Matthew Roszak is co-founder and chairman of Bloq, a leading blockchain enterprise software company. Mr Roszak is also the founding partner of Tally Capital, a private investment firm focused on digital assets and blockchain-enabled technology with a portfolio of over 20 investments, including Blockchain Capital, Block.One, Blockstream, Civic, Factom and QTUM. Mr Roszak is a blockchain investor, entrepreneur and advocate. He has spent over 20 years in private equity and venture capital with Advent International, Keystone Capital Partners, Platinum Venture Partners and SilkRoad Equity, and has invested over $1 billion of capital (from start-up to IPO) in a broad range of industries. Mr Roszak is a director and beneficial owner of Eboost, Enter Financial, MissionMode, Neu Entity, Onramp, SolidSpace and TrueLook. Mr Roszak serves as chairman of the Chamber of Digital Commerce, the world’s largest trade association representing the blockchain industry. In addition, Mr Roszak serves on the board of BitGive, a non-profit foundation targeting public health and the environment. Mr Roszak is also the founder of the Chicago Blockchain Center, a public-private partnership with the State of Illinois, CME Group, DRW and Lightbank — and was a producer of the industry’s first-ever documentary, The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin. Mr Roszak is a sought-after thought leader on blockchain technology and has testified as an expert before US Congress and spoken at the US Federal Reserve. Mr Roszak has been featured on CNBC and quoted in The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and Financial Times. In addition, Mr Roszak has presented at FinTech conferences worldwide, including Money20/20, CES and American Banker.
  • Matthias Kroner

    Fidor Group

    Matthias Kroner
    Matthias Kröner is the co-founder and CEO of FIDOR Bank AG, the neobank with the unique positioning of ‘Banking with Friends’ launched in Germany and the UK and most recently acquired by the group BPCE. Fidor Bank reflects Matthias Kröner’s vision of digital and social banking whereby customers become active advisors on community forums, they help co-create products and get rewarded for their contribution. With its unique positioning and successful achievements, the bank was awarded the title of Model Bank by Celent in 2015 and global growth company by the WEF in 2015. In addition to his Executive Role, Matthias acts as a well-known industry speaker and lecturer who has spoken at leading events such as Tedx or Money20/20 and ranks in the top 5 most influential people in the future of banking by Fintech Ranking. Matthias enjoys sharing his knowledge with peers on topics such as digital banking transformation, customer centricity, banking through forums, leadership, Innovation, API and Open Banking or major regulatory changes such as the most recent PSD2 directive. Prior to founding Fidor Bank, Matthias co-developed the first continental European online broker known as DAB Bank. In 1997 he was recognised as the youngest CEO of Direkt Anlage Bank AG at the age of 32. His early career includes diverse roles such as assistant to the Management at Maffei Bank. He started his professional career within the hospitality industry in Hotels such as Kempinski Hotel Vier Jahreszeiten, Munich and the Hyde Park Hotel, London; an experience that contributed strongly in building Matthias’ vision of excellence in customer service. Matthias is graduated in Business Administration from Munich and New York Universities.
  • Michael Stumm

    University Of Toronto

    Michael Stumm
    Based in Toronto, Canada, Michael Stumm is a teacher, a researcher, an entrepreneur and a former executive. As a computer engineering professor at the University of Toronto, he has published over 100 papers in top-tier conference proceedings and scientific journals; he holds 10 patents. Stumm co-founded a number of startups, including OANDA Corp., an early pioneer in online foreign currency trading, which he ran for 15 years.  He is a technology consultant to a number of companies, including Facebook.   He is an active angel investor and advisor to early-stage startups in Toronto and Switzerland.
  • Michael Tang


    Michael Tang
    Michael Tang leads Deloitte’s Global Financial Services Digital Transformation practice. In this role, he works with member firms on strategy and services related to digital transformation, fintech, open banking, and innovation in financial services. In his role as a Partner in Deloitte Canada, Michael works with corporations and senior executives in the areas of business strategy and technology and has particular expertise in growth and cost reduction strategy, large-scale enterprise transformations, digital technology enablement, end-to-end digitization and IT strategy alignment. He began his career with Deloitte in 1997 and has experience working with financial services clients in Canada, Australia, United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, Japan and South America. Previously Michael was the Chief Strategy Officer and led the Financial Services Industry Practice for Deloitte New Zealand; during that time he was appointed as the Asia Pacific Global Financial Services Consulting Leader. Michael currently sits on the Ontario Securities Commission Fintech Advisory Committee. He is also actively involved in the financial services start-up community and advises FinTech’s, Investors, Global Regulators and Innovations Hubs.
  • Michael Wiegand

    Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    Michael Wiegand
    Michael Wiegand, Director of the Financial Services for the Poor initiative, leads the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s effort to make high-quality financial services widely accessible to poor people throughout the developing world. The FSP team works with a wide range of public and private sector partners to foster the development of digital payment systems—such as mobile money—that can reach hundreds of millions of people with the financial tools they need to mitigate risks and capture opportunities to move out of poverty. Before joining the foundation in 2016, Michael spent 10 years with Standard Chartered Bank. He was most recently the Global Head of Retail Deposit Products, prior to which he managed the bank’s retail banking business across Southern Africa and was the CEO of Standard Chartered Bank Botswana. He also spent more than six years with McKinsey & Company serving leading financial institutions in the U.S., Australia, Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Michael holds a PhD in Economics from Northwestern and a Master of Science degree in Public Management and Policy and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from Carnegie Mellon.
  • Michelangelo Falbo

    Michelangelo Falbo
    An experienced public and motivational speaker with expertise spanning strategic advice, process design, internal communications, event management and programme delivery to affiliate progressive change, driving companywide culture change programs. Event/MC host for several organizations and for multiple international industry Fintech showpiece events. Recent examples of included: FinTech Abu Dhabi Innovation Challenge, Citi Tech for Integrity Challenge (T4I), Citi Mobile Challenge, EMEA Consumer Leadership Summit. Prior to this he worked at Citigroup for 28 years, where he was highly experienced Senior business leader equipped with a demonstrable track record in delivering robust employee engagement and leadership initiatives for major transformation programmes translating into a motivated workforce, business development and executing 'high impact' strategic initiatives to drive new revenues, improve profitability.
  • Mike Blalock

    Intel Corporation

    Mike Blalock
    Mike Blalock is the General Manager of the Financial Services Industry (FSI) vertical in the Industry Sales Group at Intel Corporation. He leads a worldwide team of sales leads, industry marketing, and solution architecture specialists supporting capital markets, banking, and insurance end users. This global team is responsible for FSI thought leadership and delivering innovative solutions based on Intel technology to address industry business challenges through Intel’s ecosystem and scale partners. The team is currently focused on initiatives and developing solutions to support business transformation today and change the way financial services are delivered tomorrow. Mike has been with Intel for over 18 years and has held prior roles at Intel in both sales and applications management focusing on technology innovation in servers, storage, networking, client, and embedded/IoT platforms. Prior to joining Intel, he held sales management and applications positions at Digital Semiconductor, Samsung Semiconductor, and Microchip Technology. Mike began his professional career as an electrical design engineer at Texas Instruments. He holds a BS degree in Electrical Engineering from North Carolina State University where he graduated Cum Laude. Mike is married with two daughters, and he lives in the Boston, Massachusetts area. @blalockm
  • Mike Kayamori


    Mike Kayamori
    Mike is the co-founder and CEO of QUOINE. Mike brings extensive experience in Investment, Business, Management, IT and Venture Capital for over 20 years in Japan, the United States and Asia. Inspired by the innovative and disruptive technology of blockchain and digital currencies, Mike co-founded QUOINE in 2014 with Mario. Prior to QUOINE, Mike was a Senior Vice President at SoftBank Group, managing its India and Asia operations, investments, joint ventures with SingTel and Bharti Group and was the Chief Investment Officer of Gungho Asia, the creator of Puzzle and Dragons. Before joining SoftBank, Mike was a Senior Director at Globespan Capital Partners, a Palo Alto-based venture capital fund with over USD1.2 billion under management. Mike held responsibilities in Japan investments and business development in Asia. Prior to Globespan, Mike worked at Mitsubishi Corporation’s New Business Initiative Group and established Natural Lawson and the joint venture with Boots to create Boots MC. Mike holds a Bachelor of Law from the University of Tokyo and went to Harvard Business School.
  • Mike Saliter


    Mike Saliter
    Mike Saliter has nearly 20 years of hands on experience in the Business Intelligence and Analytics market. At Qlik, he is head of the Industry Solutions organization which is comprised of global industry experts who lead Qlik’s industry and functional go-to-market initiatives spanning sales, marketing, solutions and partners. Prior to joining Qlik in 2011, Mike spent 3 years as Business Unit Executive for global Industry Solutions within IBM’s Business Analytics division. He also worked 6 years at Cognos in various presales, sales and marketing leadership roles. Prior to Cognos, he consulted for Accenture on various BI related projects. Mike has a BS in Engineering from Virginia Tech and lives in the Washington, DC region.
  • Mirel Ter Braak

    Netherlands Authority For The Financial Markets

    Mirel Ter Braak
    Mirèl ter Braak currently holds the position of senior policy advisor within the Programme Team Innovation & Fintech at the Netherlands Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM). The AFM supervises the conduct of the entire financial market sector: savings, investment, insurance and loans. By supervising the conduct of the financial markets, the AFM aims to make a contribution to the efficient operation of these markets. The mission of the programme team is to ensure that the AFM accommodates technological innovation in the financial sector to the extent that it contributes to a sustainable financial wellbeing in the Netherlands. This implicates that the team also focuses on the risks related to innovation and fintech. Mirèl’s main tasks and responsibilities include creating an overview of innovative and fintech concepts with an impact on the sector and the AFM, accommodating innovative players by addressing bottlenecks and reducing (unnecessary) barriers and if necessary propose adjustments to the legal framework, either to reduce unnecessary barriers or address associated risks. Further, Mirèl is responsible of the AFM’s international activities and contributions regarding innovation and fintech. Prior to her current job Mirel held the position of senior advisor within the department Strategy, Policy and International Affairs at the AFM. Mirèl holds a Master’s degree in Company Law and Financial law from Tilburg University.
  • Motonobu Matsuo


    Motonobu Matsuo
    Mr Motonobu Matsuo is Deputy Director-General (Credit & Insurance system), Financial Services Agency, the Government of Japan (JFSA). He is responsible for the improvement of legal systems for financial industry and financial market. Prior to joining JFSA in July 2014, Mr Matsuo had his long career in the Ministry of Finance, Government of Japan. He served as Budget Examiner for Local Government Finance and was responsible for budgeting for local government. He also served as Director of Foreign Exchange Markets Division and was responsible for conducting foreign exchange policy measures. Mr Matsuo also had a role of Counselor, Cabinet Legislation Bureau from 2002 to 2008, and Deputy Personal Secretary to the Prime Minister from 1994 to 1995. Mr Matsuo holds B.A. in law from the University of Tokyo and L.L.M. from Harvard Law School.
  • Murray Raisbeck


    Murray Raisbeck
    Murray is a Partner within KPMG’s FS Practice and is the global Fintech co-lead. Murray works with global financial institutions in the insurance, asset management and wealth management sectors in particular. Murray's role in Fintech is to work with financial institutions on how to integrate Fintech and emerging technology into their strategy and to accelerate adoption. KPMG's global Fintech practice spans 30 countries and a very wide range of emerging technologies.
  • Murray Wood

    Aon Financial Specialties

    Murray Wood
    Murray Wood, Head of Financial Specialties, Asia Murray Wood is the Head of Aon Financial Specialties for Asia. Financial Specialties are comprised of a portfolio of risk solutions including Professions, Financial Services, Mergers & Acquisitions, Trade Credit, Structured Credit and Political Risk, Crisis Management & Complex Casualty. He possesses over 29 years’ experience in the insurance industry and has been a broker of the financial lines product classes since 1988. Murray has been involved in all facets of the financial lines market including contentious and complex claims, several hard markets, alternative risk transfer solutions and leading APAC product development milestones. He has been responsible for the promotion of Aon’s operational risk service offering from as early as 2001 dealing with Australian financial institutions. Murray has continued Aon’s OpRisk advocacy across the Asian financial institutions' industry supporting Aon’s risk modelling capabilities and cutting-edge product developments. In addition, Murray has been at the forefront of developing risk management and insurance solutions for emerging risks such as cyber risk and other speciality liability risk solutions. Murray has been employed by Aon since 1991 in Sydney, London (two secondments), Hong Kong and Singapore. In 2006, he relocated to Hong Kong assuming responsibility in Asia for Aon Asia’s Financial Services and Professions Group Specialty. In 2011 Murray relocated to Singapore continuing with his regional responsibilities which in 2014 were expanded to the regional Financial Specialties portfolios.
  • Muthukrishnan Ramaswami


    Muthukrishnan Ramaswami
    As President, Mr Muthukrishnan Ramaswami (Ramu) oversees SGX’s Membership and International Coverage including SGX’s overseas offices, Market Data and Connectivity and Operations and Technology functions. These units support SGX’s Derivatives and Equities and Fixed Income businesses. Immediately prior to this, he oversaw all the product groups covering Securities, Fixed Income, Derivatives and Market Data and Access. Mr Ramaswami joined SGX as Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer on 1 July 2007 and was appointed Co-President in July 2010 and President in May 2012. Mr Ramaswami joined SGX from Citigroup where he held senior positions across Operations, Technology and Transaction Banking in various locations including Mumbai, Singapore, Hong Kong, London and New York. Mr Ramaswami serves on the board of GovTech Singapore and is Chairman of its Audit and Risk Committee. He is also on the board of the Energy Market Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of SGX. In April 2016, he was appointed to the Board of the Accounting and Corporate Regulatory Authority (ACRA), the national regulator of business entities and public accountants in Singapore. Mr Ramaswami holds a Master’s Degree in Mathematics (Honours) from Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management Studies (Masters in Business Administration) from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
  • Nadiem Makarim


    Nadiem Makarim
    Nadiem Makarim is the CEO and Founder of GO-JEK, the first technology company of Indonesia origin that achieves the unicorn status. GO-JEK is the largest consumer on-demand platform and digital wallet provider (through GO-PAY) in Indonesia with market leadership in key categories such as ride-hailing, online food delivery, instant courier and payments. GO-JEK's partner fleet today exceeds 200,000 motorcycles, cars and trucks combined. Previously, Nadiem worked in several online platforms including Kartuku, as the Chief Innovation Officer; Zalora Indonesia as the Co-Founder and Managing Director. Prior to his work in Zalora, Nadiem spent 3 years working as a consultant in McKinsey & Company in Indonesia after receiving his bachelor degree. Nadiem holds a BA from Brown University, major in International Relations. He received an MBA degree from Harvard University in 2012.
  • Nestor V Tan

    BDO Unibank

    Nestor V Tan

    Nestor V. Tan, President and CEO of BDO Unibank, Inc., joined BDO as Executive Vice President in June 1997 and became President of the Bank in July 1998. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce cum laude from De La Salle University and an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining BDO, Mr Tan’s extensive banking experience includes over 15 years in the United States and Europe acquired from institutions like the Mellon Bank (now Bank of New York – Mellon) in Pittsburgh, Bankers Trust Company (now Deutsche Bank) in New York and the Barclays Group in New York and London. At Barclays, he served as Planning Director and Head of Strategic Planning for Corporate and Institutional Services Group of Barclays Bank PLC and as Chief Operating Officer for Financial Institution Services Group of BZW, the investment banking subsidiary of the Barclays Group. Mr Tan is a CPA in the Philippines and the United States.  Mr Tan is a member of the Financial Inclusions CEO Forum of the World Bank and International Finance Corporation (IFC).  He is a Director of the Advisory Boards of Mastercard Worldwide (Asia Pacific Board) and De La Salle University. At present, he is serving as President and Director of the Bankers Association of the Philippines, Chairman and Director of Philippine Dealing System Holding Corporation as well as with Bancnet.

  • Nick Cook

    Financial Conduct Authority

    Nick Cook
    Nick leads the FCA’s RegTech activities, including the FCA’s TechSprint events - the first events of their kind convened by a financial regulator. He is responsible for implementing the FCA’s Data Strategy, and reforming the way the FCA collects, governs and uses data to inform its decision-making.  He is accountable for a range of data and analytics technology and change projects and leads the FCA’s procurement of market data.  Nick is the FCA’s representative on the European Securities and Markets Authority’s (ESMA) Financial Innovation Standing Committee and is an advisor to the RegTech for Regulators Accelerator Programme. Nick joined the Financial Services Authority (the FCA’s predecessor) in 2009, initially in its Enforcement and Market Oversight Division. Prior to joining the regulator, Nick qualified as a chartered accountant at KPMG Forensic.
  • Nick Nash


    Nick Nash
    Nick joined Sea (re-branded from Garena) in December 2014 after more than a decade with General Atlantic (GA), most recently as the Chief Executive Officer of GA’s Southeast Asia business. Nick is a member of the World Economic Forum’s Working Group on Local Capital Markets Integration, a Term Member of the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, a member of the Singapore Chapter of the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO), a member of the sub-Committee on the Future Economy (CFE) and a member of the global Kauffman Society. He was also the former Honorary Secretary and a board member of the Singapore Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SVCA), a former board member of the New York Private Equity Network (NYPEN) and a former board member of the U.S.-ASEAN Business Council. Nick first joined GA in 2002 in New York and moved to Singapore in 2011 to co-found the firm’s ASEAN office. During his time at GA, Nick played a key role in many innovative investments for GA including the firm’s first investment in Southeast Asia (Sea), its most successful investment to-date in India (Genpact, NYSE: G), and its first investment in cloud computing (Quality Technology, NYSE: QTS). Prior to GA, Nick was a management consultant with McKinsey & Company in New York. During college and graduate school, he also worked at Goldman Sachs, Microsoft, Lenovo, and IBM. He received an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business in 2007, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and co-led the MBA exchange program with Tsinghua University in Beijing. He received his undergraduate degree from Harvard University in Chemistry and Physics, magna cum laude, in 2000. In 1996 he was named a United States Presidential Scholar, one of the nation’s highest academic honors for graduating secondary school students. He and his wife Phalgun are passionate about the power of the non-profit and social enterprise sector to transform society for the better. They are the co-founders of the foundation, whose first effort is the global Ramanujan Project to identify and nurture exceptional mathematics talent in emerging markets. He earlier launched an effort in partnership with Harvard University to identify and prioritize the world’s hardest still unsolved problems in the social sciences. He is also a board member of the Manudhane Foundation for Excellence, which is focused on improving the quality of life in India by nurturing the pursuit of individual and organizational excellence as a root cause of positive social change.
  • Nicki Ramsay


    Nicki Ramsay
    Nicki is the CEO of CardUp, a payments company based in Singapore that enables individuals and businesses to use their credit card in new ways, providing access to credit and rewards. A payments professional, Nicki has a background in business development, consumer insight, analytics and marketing having worked for American Express across both Asia Pacific and Europe. During this time she held a variety of leadership roles including Head of Consumer Insight for APAC and Director of International Business Development, where she was responsible for identifying and developing partnerships with technology and fintech companies across the region. Nicki started her career as a management consultant at Deloitte Consulting, after graduating with a first class degree in Economics.
  • Ning Tang


    Ning Tang
    Mr. Ning Tang is the founder, Chairman and CEO of CreditEase. Mr. Tang founded the company in 2006, as China’s first marketplace lending company, and over the past decade, CreditEase has developed into one of China’s leading Fintech companies, specializing in small business and consumer lending, as well as wealth management for China’s rapidly growing mass affluent and high net worth investors. Under Mr. Tang’s leadership over this period, CreditEase has expanded its nationwide network to 255 cities and rural areas in 20 provinces across China, as well as establishing an international footprint in Hong Kong, Singapore, Israel, Europe and North America. In December 2015, CreditEase successfully listed its online consumer finance and wealth management subsidiary, Yirendai, on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: YRD), becoming China’s first publicly listed Fintech company in the global market. Mr. Tang began his career in finance as an investment banker with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette in New York. Upon returning to China in 2000, he joined US-listed Chinese technology company, AsiaInfo, as the Director of Strategic Investments. After his tenure at AsiaInfo, he became one of China’s early angel investors. He also established China Growth Capital, a venture capital firm investing in early-stage consumer and enterprise technology startups. Mr. Tang studied mathematics at Peking University and earned a bachelor’s degree in economics at the University of the South (Sewanee) in the US.
  • Oki Matsumoto

    Monex Group, Inc. Japan

    Oki Matsumoto
    Born in 1963. BA in Law from the University of Tokyo (1987). Began his career at Salomon Brothers and joined Goldman Sachs in 1990. He was the head of their fixed income and currency business in Asia and became General Partner in 1994 at the age of 30, the youngest ever at that time. In 1999, he founded Monex which was jointly capitalized with Sony. Monex is listed on the 1st section of Tokyo Stock Exchange where he is presently Chairman & CEO. Monex Group, Inc. is a global online financial institution with operations in three major financial centers. Monex, Inc. in Japan, TradeStation Group, Inc. in the United States , and Monex Boom Securities Limited in Hong Kong. The group has about 900 employees worldwide with over half of its staffs located in the United States. He served as Financial Counsel to the Prime Minister and also as outside directors of several companies including Tokyo Stock Exchange from June 2008 to 2013. He presently is an outside director of MasterCard, Incorporated. and UZABASE Inc. He is also a councilor of International House of Japan and a Vice Chair of Human Rights Watch.  
  • Ong Chong Tee


    Ong Chong Tee
    Mr Ong Chong Tee was appointed MAS’ Deputy Managing Director overseeing Financial Supervision from September 2013. He is responsible for the integrated supervision of the banking, insurance and securities industries. Prior to this, Mr Ong was Deputy Managing Director overseeing the central banking functions of monetary policy, markets and investments, as well as the development functions. The Financial Supervision cluster comprises: (a) Banking & Insurance Group that oversees the Banking and Insurance supervision departments, as well as the Anti-Money Laundering Department; (b) Capital Markets Group that oversees the supervisory functions of the Capital Markets licensees, Markets Policy and Infrastructure, Corporate Finance and Consumer departments. This Group also includes MAS’ Enforcement Department; (c) Policy, Risk & Surveillance Group that oversees the Macroeconomic Surveillance, Prudential Policy and Specialist Risk departments, including cyber-security and market risks. (d) Data Analytics Group that supports the development of digital and analytical capabilities. Mr Ong joined MAS in 1986. He was Representative of MAS New York Office from 1991 – 1994. Mr Ong was awarded the Public Administration (Gold) Medal in August 2007 by the President of Singapore
  • Oriel Morrison


    Oriel Morrison
    Oriel Morrison is the co-anchor of CNBC's Street Signs, based in Singapore. Street Signs follows the day's biggest moves to provide viewers with actionable, real-time insights. From the anchor desk to the trading desk, the show helps you to capitalize on the plays of the day.One of Australia's most prolific business journalists, Oriel Morrison has almost a decade of One of Australia's most prolific business journalists, Oriel Morrison has almost a decade of business and financial news reporting experience. She joined CNBC from Bloomberg, where she was a reporter and producer for Bloomberg Television News and Bloomberg Radio. Prior to that, she was with the Nine Network as one of the presenters of the Today Show and Business Sunday. Oriel also regularly anchored Qantas National Nine News and National Nine News updates.She has also been a regular Anchor for Sky Business News and produced and presented news She has also been a regular Anchor for Sky Business News and produced and presented news for various Channel 7 news programs.
  • Parul Seth Khanna

    PinBox Solutions

    Parul Seth Khanna
    Parul Seth Khanna is co-founder and director of pinBox Solutions, a Singapore-based Fintech enterprise committed to supporting digital pension inclusion in developing countries. She also heads the microPension Foundation, an India-based non-profit R&D hub. Over the years, Parul has led the development and implementation of digital outreach and distribution platforms for micro-pension and micro-insurance targeting low-income women in developing countries. This includes "gift-a- pension" -- the first global P2P ePension platform for pension and insurance inclusion of home help (maids, drivers, guards, cooks) and blue-collar workers in export factories in India. Parul has worked extensively in several countries in South Asia and East Africa, including Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. Parul assisted governments and pension regulators with designing retirement literacy tools and strategies for expanding voluntary pension coverage among low income, non-salaried informal sector workers. Parul also leads global partnerships and the communities vertical at pinBox that is focused on fostering a constructive dialogue and cooperative action on pension inclusion and coverage expansion between the financial and pension inclusion policy, regulatory, research and business communities. She co-edited the book “Saving the Next Billion from Old Age Poverty: Global Lessons for Local Action” with Gautam Bhardwaj and William Price published in October 2017. In a previous life, Parul was a journalist in the electronic media and has worked at BBC, CNBC and NDTV.
  • Pat Patel


    Pat Patel
    As the Content Director at Money20/20, Pat gets to travel the world speaking with the dynamic companies, whether established or emerging, within the Payments, Financial Service and Retail sectors. This enables a great insight into the current opportunities and challenges facing the market today. Having successfully launched Money20/20 Europe, one of the largest event launches in the world, Pat is now on a mission to deliver Money20/20 Asia in Singapore, March 2018. Prior to Money20/20, Pat worked at VocaLink, one of the largest and most innovative ACHs and broader payments company, working in the strategy team with a focus on real-time payments systems. He worked on the concept of the Zapp proposition in the UK and led the delivery of the project to secure seed funding from the UK shareholding banks. Prior to this, Pat worked the Insurance sector within Actuarial and Risk teams. In his spare time, he actively supports the FinTech ecosystem across Europe and Asia.
  • Paul Cobban

    DBS Bank Ltd

    Paul Cobban
    Paul Cobban is Chief Data and Transformation Officer and Managing Director for the Technology and Operations group in 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 across the bank. In addition, he spearheads the bank’s improvement and transformation programmes that redefine customer and employee experiences by building a strong culture, reimagining the future of work and driving innovation across the bank. Paul joined DBS in 2009 as Managing Director for business transformation, and was Chief Operating Officer of Technology and Operations in 2013. He has driven a number of bank-wide transformation programmes including driving continuous improvement through process re-engineering and Lean IT. Paul is one of the region’s foremost technology leaders, and is on The Asian Banker’s list of leading practitioners in banking. He chairs the Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Future-Enabled Skills Work Group and is an IBF Fellow. He also sits on the FinTech Advisory council for the Institute of International Finance (IIF) and is a fintech mentor. Paul holds a first class honours degree in Civil Engineering from Aston University.
  • Paul Nicholas

    Trustworthy Computing, Microsoft

    Paul Nicholas
    Paul has been leading cybersecurity and critical infrastructure protection policy for 18 years. He leads the Global Security Strategy and Diplomacy Team which focuses on advancing cybersecurity, cloud computing, and risk management. Paul actively participates in World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on the Risk and Resilience. Prior to joining Microsoft in 2005, Paul spent eight years in the U.S. Government, focusing on emerging threats. During his government career, he served as White House Director of Cybersecurity and Critical Infrastructure Protection, a senior policy advisor in the U.S. Senate and a Depart of Defense analyst. Paul earned a B.A. from Indiana University and an M.A. from Georgetown University.
  • Professor David Lee Kuo Chuen


    Professor David Lee Kuo Chuen
    Professor David LEE Kuo Chuen, Visiting Fulbright Scholar (2015) at Stanford University and Professor for Fintech and Blockchain, SUSS. Prof David LEE Kuo Chuen, founder of several companies including California based Left Coast and Singapore’s Ferrell Group. He is an investor in ZCash, Qtum, TenX, InfoCorp, Cybex, Netki, Bloq, OmiseGo, HelloGold, Scry and Stack. He was the Director of the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics at Singapore Management University. He graduated with BSc, MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was the Group Managing Director of OUE and Auric Pacific. He founded and managed one of the most successful hedge funds in 1998 for property investment in Asia with several commercial buildings and more than 100 units of residential units. He founded Premium Land and was the property developer for Ferrell Residences, a high-end 24th story residential building in 2006 that was completed in 2012. His operation and managing experience include F&B, manufacturing, hospitality, hedge funds, stockbrokering, property management, property development, REITs, medical plastic components, listing and de-listing of companies, start-ups and multinationals. He is the editor and an author of the American Library Association Outstanding Award Reference Book titled “Digital Currency” by Elsevier and the LASIC model for scalable technology companies. He has been nominated by Internal Consulting Group as a Global Thought Leader for Fintech and Blockchain. His latest two books entitled “Blockchain, Digital Finance and Inclusion” by Elsevier have just been published in Sep 2017.
  • Ram Lakshmi Narayanan

    KPMG Singapore

    Ram Lakshmi Narayanan
    Ram is a partner at KPMG Singapore. He leads Financial Services Consulting and specializes in enterprise-wide transformation, growth strategy and operational excellence. He has led a number of large-scale transformations several among them underpinned by technologies. With more than twenty-five years of experience which includes general management and business leadership responsibilities, Ram has been an advisor to CEOs in a number of strategy and transformation initiatives in market entry, target operating models, customer growth and distribution effectiveness. At KPMG, Ram has been driving firm’s foray into digital transformation both in Financial Services and other sectors. Ram has built the Digital Labor practice from initiation which is now one of the most exciting growth areas for the firm. Digital Labour includes Robotic & Cognitive process automation that is likely to have a huge impact on business in the next decade. Ram has deep experience in the space of data analytics for two decades. He has been involved in a number of the data analytics initiatives in Financial Services across Asia Pacific region. He recently helped one of the leading central banks in their data analytics strategy. Ram strongly believes that data analytics is poised for transformation not in the way it is implemented but in the way it gets used in businesses. Digital automation and data analytics will be the twin engines of differentiation for incumbent FIs to counter the onslaught of Fintech disruption.
  • Rana Kapoor


    Rana Kapoor
    Mr Rana Kapoor is the Founder & CEO of YES BANK. Under his leadership, YES BANK – one of India’s youngest banks has emerged as its fifth largest private sector bank. In its 13 year journey, YES BANK has been at the forefront of digital innovations and customer service and has won numerous accolades and has been consistently recognized as India’s Digital Bank and also its strongest and safest.Beyond being a Banker, Beyond being a Banker, Mr Kapoor has been working with the leadership of various industry bodies to actualize the Digital India vision. He is the only Banker on the Executive Council of NASSCOM – the apex industry body of technology Innovations in India, and an Advisory Council Member of the India Fintech Forum – an association for Financial Technology leaders in the country and is endeavouring to position India a Financial Technology Hub. Under Mr. Kapoor’s leadership YES BANK has positioned itself as a technology company in the business of banking with an aim to provide Banking as a Platform. YES BANK and YES FINTECH – it’s global innovation Program has partnered with more than 100 startups and helped them scale up their digital innovations. Under his guidance, YES FINTECH has created partnerships with over 20 global fintech ecosystems across 16 countries.Rana Kapoor has been recognized at prestigious national and global forums, including The Asian Banker CEO Leadership Achievement Award for India,  Asia Business Leadership Forum Business Innovator Award 2014 and CEO of the Year, and the Banker 2015 amongst others. Rana Kapoor has been recognized at prestigious national and global forums, including The Asian Banker CEO Leadership Achievement Award for India, Asia Business Leadership Forum Business Innovator Award 2014 and CEO of the Year, and the Banker 2015 amongst others.
  • Rashmi Dalai

    Thought Leadership, Asia

    Rashmi Dalai
    Rashmi Dalai joined the Economist Group in June 2017 as a Managing Editor for Asia. Her work focuses on thought leadership programmes for the financial services and healthcare sectors.Rashmi started her career on Wall Street with time spent in both convertible bonds Rashmi started her career on Wall Street with time spent in both convertible bonds sales and trading at Goldman Sachs and structured derivative products at Lehman Brothers. She left to form her own healthcare consulting practice, focused primarily on genetics and infertility. She spent over a decade advising clients from large university hospitals to physician practices to academic researchers launching start-ups on business and financial strategies. Her role included taking interim COO and CFO positions for clients managing periods of high growth or other business transitions. In 2007, she began splitting her time between the US and Asia (China, Indonesia, and Singapore) and expanded her consulting business to include advisory on business communications strategies and global thought leadership. She also learned Chinese. Prior to joining The Economist Group, she was Head of Strategic Planning at Weber Shandwick, global communications and PR firm, in Singapore. Rashmi obtained a Bachelors in International Affairs at Johns Hopkins University where she also studied pre-med. She has a Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University with a concentration in International Finance and Banking.
  • Ravi Menon

    Monetary Authority Of Singapore

    Ravi Menon
    Mr Ravi Menon has been Managing Director of the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) since 2011. The MAS conducts monetary policy, manages the official foreign reserves, supervises the financial sector, and develops Singapore as a financial centre. On the international front, Mr Menon is a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Steering Committee. He chaired the FSB Standing Committee on Standards Implementation (2013-2017), the International Monetary and Financial Committee (IMFC) Deputies Meetings (2011-2015) and the APEC Senior Officials Meetings (2009). Mr Menon was Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Trade & Industry (2007-2011), where he led the ministry’s work in economic strategy; energy policy; research and development; and international trade. Mr Menon was Deputy Secretary at the Ministry of Finance (2003-2007), where he was responsible for fiscal policy and government reserves. Mr Menon spent the first 16 years of his career at the MAS, which he joined in 1987. A recipient of the Public Administration Medal (Gold), Mr Menon has served on boards in the public, private, and people sectors. He was Chairman of the Singapore Co-operation Enterprise; Deputy Chairman of the Central Provident Fund Board; and a board member of the Housing and Development Board; Singapore Totalisator Board; Agency for Science, Technology, and Research; Civil Service College; and National Research Foundation. He was also on the board of directors of DBS Bank, the largest bank in Southeast Asia. Mr Menon is currently Chairman of the Institute of Banking and Finance, and he serves on the board of trustees of the Singapore Indian Development Association, a community volunteer group. Mr Menon holds a Master's in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Social Science (Honours) in Economics from the National University of Singapore. A two-time winner of the Prime Minister's Book Prize, Mr Menon was a prefect and scout leader at Raffles Institution where he had his secondary education.
  • Renaud Laplanche


    Renaud Laplanche
    Renaud is co-founder and CEO of Upgrade, a consumer credit platform that offers personal loans together with credit monitoring and education, helping consumers better understand and manage their credit and obtain more affordable credit. Prior to co-founding Upgrade, Renaud co-founded and was CEO of Lending Club, America’s largest online marketplace connecting borrowers and investors. In recent years Renaud received multiple awards and nominations, including being featured on Bloomberg Markets’ 2015 Most Influential List, an annual ranking of the World’s top 50 most influential leaders across technology, finance and politics. He was ranked one of the top CEOs by Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Awards in 2015 with a 97% approval rate from Lending Club employees, and was named the "best start-up CEO to work for" by Business Insider in 2014. Renaud also won the Economist Innovation Award in 2014 in the Consumer Products category. Renaud also won three world speed sailing records and still holds the Newport-Bermuda course record. Renaud holds an MBA from HEC and London Business School and a JD from Montpellier University.
  • Richard Lowe


    Richard Lowe
    Richard is the Chief Data Officer of UOB. His responsibilities include leading the business data and advanced analytics vision, strategy and transformation for the UOB group and its entities. His focus areas include Data Governance, Big Data Analytics, and End User Self Service Hi-Fidelity Visualizations. Prior to joining UOB, Richard was Head of Business Intelligence and Data for the Commonwealth Bank of Australia and has spent most career in Sydney, Australia building and leading data and business analytics capabilities in both Financial Services and Telecommunications Sectors.
  • Richard Teng

    Abu Dhabi Global Market

    Richard Teng
    Mr Richard Teng joined Abu Dhabi Global Market in March 2015 as the CEO of the Financial Services Regulatory Authority. He is responsible for the development and administration of the financial services regulatory and supervisory framework of ADGM to promote a fair, open and transparent financial market. Mr Teng also oversees the strategic development of financial services offerings and growth of ADGM as an international financial centre. Under his stewardship, ADGM has become the first jurisdiction in the Middle East and Africa region to develop a Fintech Regulatory Laboratory Framework, becoming a hub to support Fintech stakeholders to develop, test and deploy their product and offerings in am controlled environment. Mr Teng is steering the development of a Fintech ecosystem in Abu Dhabi that fosters financial innovations and supports the needs of Fintech players. With more than two decades of regulatory leadership and capital markets experience in the financial industry, Mr Teng joined ADGM from the Singapore Exchange (“SGX”), where he was the Chief Regulatory Officer. He also held several senior appointments at SGX including Senior Vice President, Head of Issuer Regulation and Chief of Staff for Risk Management and Regulation, and Head of Regulation. Prior to SGX, Mr Teng served as the Director of Corporate Finance Division of the Monetary Authority of Singapore and was in charge of the financial centre development from MAS New York office between 2000 and 2002. Mr Teng holds a Masters (Distinction) in Applied Finance from the University of Western Sydney, Nepean, Australia, and graduated with First Class Honours in Accountancy from the Nanyang Technological University in Singapore.
  • Ritu Singh


    Ritu Singh
    Ritu Singh is an Anchor and Special Correspondent with CNBC-TV18, with over six years of experience in business journalism, most of which was spent tracking corporate and policy developments which defined the business landscape of India. A graduate of Shri Ram College of Commerce, University of Delhi and a masters from Asian College of Journalism, Chennai, Ritu has been responsible for breaking a range of news stories across the spectrum, especially in the field of banking, and has also interviewed some of the biggest names in corporates and politics, both domestic and global.
  • Robert Lempka

    Ayondo Group

    Robert Lempka
    Robert Lempka is the Co-founder and CEO of ayondo Group, a company that offers both a sophisticated online trading platform for experienced individuals investing in CFDs and spread betting, and a leading Social Trading platform. While investing in business models and technologies that were aiming at more efficiency in financial markets, Robert concentrated on developing ayondo into a leading provider of trading and investment services for retail and institutional clients. Robert was CEO of ABN AMRO marketindex, a next generation trading platform, and prior to that he held trading management positions (Managing Director Fixed Income Trading) at Dresdner Kleinwort in Frankfurt and at Goldman Sachs International in London (Executive Director Repo Trading). He graduated from Trier University, and was educated at Dublin City and UCLA. ayondo has offices in Singapore, London, Zug/Switzerland, Madrid and Frankfurt. So, while being a global citizen Robert lives in Koenigstein, near Frankfurt. He is happily married and a father of three amazing boys.
  • Rohit Bhagat

    Rohit Bhagat
    Rohit has domain expertise in financial services and Fintech. After a successful career as a business leader at BlackRock, Barclays Global Investors (BGI) and The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), he currently serves as an independent board member for financial services and Fintech companies, and as an advisor to Fintech-focused investment firms. He is an active investor in the public and private markets. Having worked extensively across product, client, risk/compliance and operating/support functions, he has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by innovative IP-intensive technology-enabled finance businesses. His current responsibilities include: - Board Director of Axis Bank (a leading Indian bank) (Member, Risk Management, Nomination and Acquisition Committees) - Advisor, SoFi (innovative Fintech company disrupting lending, wealth mgmt. and insurance) - Independent Fund Trustee at Franklin Templeton (Chairperson, ETF Trust Audit Committee) - Director of Zentific Investment Management (Asia focused quantitative equity hedge fund) - Senior Fintech Advisor, B Capital (VC firm focused on disruptive tech-enabled businesses)
  • Ron Hose

    Ron Hose
    Ron Hose is the co-founder and CEO of Prior to, Ron was a founding partner at Innovation Endeavors, an early stage venture capital fund backed by Eric Schmidt. Ron was also the co-founder of TokBox, a consumer video conferencing company that was acquired by Telefonica. TokBox was backed by Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital, Stanford University and some of Silicon Valley's best-known angel investors. Ron holds a Bachelor's and Master's degree from Cornell University, where he was the topper of his batch. Ron is also an active investor and adviser to several Silicon Valley startups.
  • Ron Suber

    Prosper Marketplace

    Ron Suber
    Can't create a spreadsheet....needs coffee in the morning. ReWiring. Part entrepreneur, executive, sales, marketing, branding, mentor and coach. Medium IQ, High EQ, High AQ (Adversity Quotient). Enjoys traveling, teaching, yoga, hanging out with friends and family. Shares observations and lessons from experience on Wall Street, fin-tech and online lending in presentations at conferences globally, at emerging companies, at universities and on white boards. History of creating and executing successful strategies, raising debt and equity for fin-tech ventures, collaborating and having fun on winning teams. President Emeritus and Senior Advisor to Prosper, Executive Vice Chairman and member of the board of directors of Credible. Advisory board member to Docusign, Juvo, Unison, Money360 and EOriginal. Married 26 years, two grown children and living in San Francisco.
  • Sameer Hirji

    Selcom Tanzania

    Sameer Hirji
    Sameer Hirji Co-Founded Selcom Tanzania and is currently a Group Executive Director. Mr Hirji holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering. He worked in the telecommunications sector in the Tanzanian market before embarking on a revolutionary journey into the fin-tech sphere. Under Mr.Hirji’s leadership, Selcom is recognized by the Bank of Tanzania as the leading enabler of mobile banking and bill payment services in the country. As a pioneering member of the fin-tech industry, Selcom is extremely well-placed to promote the advancement of cashless solutions through the creation of innovative solutions in collaboration with various stakeholders."
  • Sassan Danesh

    Etrading Software

    Sassan Danesh
    Sassan Danesh is a Managing Partner of Etrading Software, a capital markets technology consultancy that helps market participants choose and implement technologies to optimise electronic trading. Sassan Danesh’s passion is to expand the benefits of the Fintech revolution to all corners of the capital markets and especially to the “over the counter” (OTC) markets that have historically been traded via voice. His expertise is the introduction of new standards and technologies that simplify, streamline and digitise OTC market activities.
  • Satyen Kothari


    Satyen Kothari
    Satyen is the founder of Cube, an award winning mobile banking service for the Indian urban professional. Prior to Cube, Satyen founded Citrus Payments, where he led overall strategy, product, UX, and marketing, to drive the company to a $2.5 billion payment processing leader in 4 years. Citrus was acquired in 2016 in the biggest fintech cash deal in India by Naspers. He has spent 15 years in the Silicon Valley starting 3 additional companies in the areas of marketing automation, social e-commerce, and strategy/design consulting. His career has included stints with both start- ups and large companies such as Apple, frog design, Intuit, First Data, Cisco, AOL & Yahoo. He is an active angel investor and has invested in companies in the spaces of marketplaces, fintech, renewable energy, HR, and education. He is also an active member of the Stanford Alumni Association of India and Stanford Angels. Satyen finished a Masters in tech entrepreneurship/HCI/CS from Stanford in 1997, and a BE in CS from Bombay University in 1995. He reads non- fiction & humor, loves driving fast cars, and attempts to kite surfs occasionally.
  • Scott Setrakian

    Applied Predictive Technologies

    Scott Setrakian
    Scott Setrakian, Managing Director of APT, has over 20 years of experience advising many of the world’s largest and most successful companies. His work focuses on the development and implementation of strategies and processes that lead to significant improvements in profitability and corporate value. He has led the work of hundreds of management consultants in engagements in over 20 countries on six continents. Prior to co-founding APT, Mr. Setrakian sat on the Board of Directors of Oliver Wyman (formerly Mercer Management Consulting), one of the world’s largest general management consulting firms, where he led the firm’s global Energy and Process Industries practice. Mr. Setrakian currently sits on the Boards of Directors of The Buena Vista Funds, the San Francisco Zoo, and the Saroyan Foundation. Mr. Setrakian holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He received an AB in Human Biology from Stanford University, where he also completed the requirements for a degree in Psychology.
  • Sean Emery


    Sean Emery
    Sean is a seasoned entrepreneur and venture capitalist with a deep focus on emerging technologies, disruption and innovative business models. Since 2010, as Non-Executive Director of TSS Capital, Sean has pioneered investments in the Fintech industry in Africa. The majority of this time has been focused on taking an active CEO role on behalf of his investment firm in founding, South Africa’s first credit Marketplace tasked with disrupting the access to capital for SME’s and individuals across Africa. In this role as Co-Founder and CEO of RainFin Sean was responsible for the then largest investment by a financial institution into innovation in South Africa. Sean concluded the partial sale of the start-up RainFin to the Barclays Africa Group and the Investment of equity and debt of R200m by the group into the business to expand RainFin from SME and Consumer finance offering to build a utility for corporate debt and securitisations with multi-country capabilities. Sean first started his journey in building and investing in disruptive technology platforms in 1999 when he founded the Procurement and Supply Chain E-Marketplace Over the period 1999 to 2005 Sean and the team built into one of the leading E-marketplaces globally in terms of transaction volumes, leading 50% of the Company to be acquired by the global mining marketplace Quadrem in 2003 and then as a collective the business was acquired by the Global firm SAP-Ariba in 2005. Between 2005-2010 Sean was Corporate Finance and Strategy Director for Mondia Media Middle East a role responsible for managing the venture capital investments in “Disruptive New-Media” and Digital Entertainment strategy for the partnership Investment fund between Mondia limited and Abu Dhabi Investment Group. In the role, Sean grew the groups New Media assets from $30m to over $250m. Sean’s highlights during that time where acquiring Arvato Mobile a division of the Bertelsmann Global Media Group and building out a global new brand Mondia Media. Through the active management and investment of the fund, Sean as acting CEO oversaw the growth of the business to 12 offices in 7 countries and employs 1 325 people and has Digital Entertainment revenues of Over USD150m per year. Sean was responsible for growing the company from its German, Italy and Brazil focus to a global organisation by overseeing the establishment of operations in the Middle East, Asia and Africa, these regions now contribute over 65% of the group's profitability. Sean is an active Director on a number of boards, and is in his private capacity is an active seed investor and has funded a number of disruptive start-ups in the media and technology spaces. Sean has been involved in disruptive industries for the past 20 years that specifically drive the open source economy and build the online marketplace through investment and innovation.
  • Shailesh Naik

    MatchMove Pay

    Shailesh Naik
    Mr Shailesh Naik, the founder and CEO of MatchMove Pay (, one of Singapore’s fastest growing FinTech companies. MatchMove launched its first pan-Asia virtual cloud-based mobile payment card with American Express and MasterCard, helping millions of un-carded Asians to go online with secure mobile payment methods. The MatchMove Wallet, Asia’s first mobile wallet and payment card, is a Platform-as-a-Service solution that enables any major brands to issue secure mobile payment cards to millions of un-carded and unbanked shoppers in Asia and emerging markets. The wallet also supports major networks like American Express, MasterCard, Visa, Union Pay and JCB. In October 2014, MatchMove was recognised in the highly competitive global FinTech competition, the SWIFT Innotribe Startup Challenge at SIBOS as “Top Innovator”. The company was also declared as Singapore’s fastest-growing technology company in SEA in the Deloitte Technology Fast 500 Asia Pacific in 2013 and also awarded the Red Herring Top 100 Asia and Red Herring 100 Global in 2012. A business builder with successful track record in high-tech and new media sectors across China, India, Korea, Singapore and all of SE Asia, Shailesh has also made five successful investments in online entertainment and e-commerce companies across Asia and the US. He has also served on the iN2015 committees, developing Singapore’s new national IT master plan. He is a Founding Investor in Aavishkaar, a Singapore-based social venture fund focused on startups in India and SEA.
  • Shivkumar Bhasin

    State Bank Of India

    Shivkumar Bhasin
    Senior IT executive with more than 22 years of experience working across Fortune 500 Financial Services companies, as a catalyst for the Digital transformation, Customer Experience, Robotics, Applications and Infrastructure Re-Engineering, Large Applications Transformations, Infrastructure Modernisation, an Orchestrator of Enterprise wide Digitisation of business processes, promoting usage of social media technologies, Datawarehouse modernization – introducing extensive usage of Big Data, Data Lake and complex Data Analytics for enhanced customer service, customer social media feedback analytics, and recommendation engines for digital channels . I am Chief Technology Officer at State Bank of India, driving Digital Transformation and IT Innovations agenda, Applications & Infrastructure transformation & rationalization using latest technologies, Design Thinking, Keeping User Experience at the Center of every design decision with stability & robustness of applications & infrastructure. I manage 1 billion USD IT budget for State Bank of India IT, and 4000 IT staff. I am setting up Innovation and Customer Experience Center for leapfrogging of SBI from 45t5 largest Global Bank to Top 10 Digital Bank globally. I worked with Barclays for setting up Barclays Technology Centers across Pune, Singapore, Beijing, Prague, Keeve, Tel Aviv and Lithuania. I led digital technology transformation and IT Change/Run of 21 countries in Emerging Markets business Previously, I worked with Fidelity Investments for transformation of Global Funds Life Cycle Management platform. I had a short stint with Hughes Network Systems a Satellite Communication company in Maryland, USA. I setup Address Change and Logistics portal ( for United States Postal Service while relocating within United States. Started my carrier with Parametric Technology Corporation at Boston, Massachusetts, a Computer graphics and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) company for Automobile, Aircraft and Ship building Industries. I am Mechanical Engineer and Postgraduate from IIT Delhi. I live with my 2 beautiful daughters and a beautiful wife in Pune. I love hiking & adventure sports – white water rafting, skiing etc. I am an amateur golfer.
  • Shri Debashis Sen


    Shri Debashis Sen
    Shri Debashis Sen joined the IAS in 1985. He graduated from Presidency College, Kolkata and got his post-M.Sc. Diploma from Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics. He got his Diploma in Public Administration from ENA, France. He has been trained at the JFK School Harvard University and IMF Institute, Washington D.C., USA. Shri Sen has served in various capacities including District Magistrate for more than five years and Chief Electoral Officer for five years. He is presently posted as the Additional Chief Secretary to the Govt. of West Bengal and Chairman-Managing Director, WBHIDCO which is a government company that is developing New Town, Kolkata. He is also the Chairman of New Kolkata Development Authority (NKDA) and Naba Diganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA). Mr Sen had been instrumental in building up Fintech Hub in Rajarhat- New Town Kolkata. He can be contacted at
  • Shu-Pui Li

    Hong Kong Monetary Authority

    Shu-Pui Li
    Shu-Pui Li is currently the Executive Director (Financial Infrastructure) of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). His major responsibilities include:
    • implementation of the Fintech Facilitation Office of the HKMA with an aim to establishing a Fintech ecosystem and developing Hong Kong as the Fintech hub;
    • development and promotion of the financial market infrastructure in Hong Kong, including the multi-currency large value payment systems (RTGS), the debt securities clearing and settlement system (CMU) and the Bond Connect infrastructure, the cross-border mutual fund order routing platform, the Faster Payment System and a number of retail-related payment infrastructures;
    • management and oversight of currency, note printing and settlement functions; and
    • coordination with overseas central banks and service providers to facilitate cross-border cooperation in financial market infrastructure development.
    Shu-Pui is a qualified Chartered Accountant (FCA) of the Institute of Chartered Accountant England & Wales, a qualified Chartered Information System Engineer (CEng), a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS). He has also obtained a Masters degree in research of computer graphics and a Bachelors (1 st Class Hons) degree in Computing Science from the University of Manchester.
  • Shuan Ghaidan

    UnionPay International

    Shuan Ghaidan
    Shuan Ghaidan is head of Global Product with UnionPay International; in this position, he drives product development and management for payment products for UnionPay and sales support for the International markets. Shuan was formerly Group Executive, Global Product & Solutions in Asia/Pacific, Middle East & Africa at MasterCard International, responsible for Product and Marketing in the region. He previously held the role of Senior Vice President, Product Sales and Delivery at MasterCard. Prior to joining MasterCard, Mr Ghaidan had worked with British Airways, Galileo, IBM and Keycorp in Australia, Europe, North America and the Asia/Pacific region.
  • Simon Kirby


    Simon Kirby
    Simon has over twenty-five years’ experience working in the insurance and banking sectors. Prior to joining Qlik in 2015, Simon worked for the Financial Services Authority where he headed a team of insurance regulators supervising the activities of over thirty companies in complying with regulations such as Solvency II. Simon also worked for the RSA Insurance group for 7 years; spent 2 years as a senior consultant with PWC and 10 years at The Royal Bank of Scotland in Risk Management and Internal Audit.
  • Sir Terry Matthews

    Wesley Clover International

    Sir Terry Matthews
    Sir Terence Matthews is the founder and Chairman of Wesley Clover International, a global investment management firm and holding company. Since 1972, Terry has founded or funded more than 100 companies. Terry’s first company, Mitel, is now a world leader in the communications systems and software industry. Terry also founded Newbridge Networks, which became a leading international data networking supplier. Today, Wesley Clover has interests in a range of next-generation ICT companies, as well as in commercial and leisure real estate properties. Terry is Chairman of several of these private and publicly traded companies and is a Director on the Boards of others. Terry holds an honours degree in electronics from the University of Wales, is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical Engineers and of the Royal Academy of Engineering, and in 2001, as part of the Queen's Birthday Honours, he was awarded a Knighthood.
  • Slawomir S Sikora

    Citi Handlowy

    Slawomir S Sikora
    Mr Sławomir S. Sikora is a Chief Executive Officer of Citi Handlowy with more than 20 years of banking experience. As a technology and innovation enthusiast in 2012 - 2015 he led Citibank in Poland towards launching innovative Smart Banking Ecosystem concept that significantly impacted on retail banking landscape both in Poland and in Citi globally by offering a new format of full-service branch outlet that is based on a teller-less, digitally aided-self- service and paper-less acquisition processes. This was the first implementation of this kind in Poland and in Europe. Being a truly inspirational leader he is given recognition as active supporter of gender equality in the workplace and promotes numerous actions aiming at helping women to flourish in their leadership roles. He played an important role in the Poland’s successful financial industry transition to a free market economy as the Head of Banking and Financial Institutions at the Poland’s Ministry of Finance in the early 90’. In this capacity, he designed and successfully coordinated the government-run banking sector rehabilitation program (1992-1994). Sławomir S. Sikora has gained extensive international board experience including present role as a member of the Emerging Markets Advisory Council at the Institute of International Finance (Washington D.C.)
  • Sopnendu Mohanty

    Monetary Authority Of Singapore

    Sopnendu Mohanty
    Mr Sopnendu Mohanty is responsible for creating development strategies and regulatory policies around technology innovation to “better manage risks, enhance efficiency and strengthen competitiveness in the financial sector”. Prior to joining MAS, Mohanty was with Citibank as their Global Head of the Consumer Lab Network and Programs, which included driving innovation programs and managing innovation labs across multiple geographies globally. Mohanty has spent 20 years in the APAC region and held various roles in technology, finance, productivity, and business development. He was Citibank’s APAC regional head of Branch operations along with heading the Consumer Innovation Lab in Singapore. He spent a significant time in Japan, where he was Citibank’s Retail Business Development head and also did leadership stints in various functions within operations and technology. Globally, he played a significant subject matter expert role in driving Citibank’s global smart banking program, to transform bank’s physical network to digital first, smart & innovative, client centric and highly delightful customer engagement center. Mohanty has co-authored various patented work in area of retail distribution of financial sector. He is based in Singapore, loves travelling, reads history and pursues culinary innovation as a hobby. He was in the list of Fintech’s Most Powerful Dealmakers of 2016 by Institutional Investor.
  • Soul Htite


    Soul Htite
    Prior to co-founding Dianrong in 2012, Soul co-founded Lending Club, the world's largest and benchmarking financial technology company. He served as the Head of Technology until 2011. Soul led all the design and development efforts of Lending Club's award-winning online lending platform. Soul spent the earlier part of his career building enterprise software at Oracle Corporation. His focus was in real-time online services and system design for high availability and fault tolerance. Soul holds a Master’s in Computer Science from the Université de Montréal.
  • Staci Warden

    Center For Financial Markets

    Staci Warden
    Staci Warden is executive director of the Center for Financial Markets at the Milken Institute, where she leads initiatives on strengthening capital markets, access to capital, financial education and financial- markets solutions. Warden is also chair of the Rwandan Capital Markets Authority. Previously, she spent six years at JPMorgan in London, where she ran its Central Bank client franchise in Europe, Eurasia and Africa, and two years in New York as part of the sovereign DCM deal team. Earlier, she was a director at NASDAQ and led its two initiatives for micro-cap companies, the BBX and the OTCBB. Warden has managed, advised and written on international finance and economic development issues at the Milken Institute, J.P. Morgan, the U.S. Treasury Department, the Center for Global Development, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Harvard Institute for International Development. She holds numerous board appointments and has worked or done business in more than 50 countries. She holds advanced degrees from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and Brandeis University.
  • Subroto Bagchi

    Odisha Skill Development Authority

    Subroto Bagchi
    Subroto Bagchi is a well-known Indian entrepreneur, business writer and a public servant. As an entrepreneur, he is best known for co-founding Mindtree in 1999. Mindtree is one of India’s most admired software services companies. The company is publicly listed, it employs 16000 professionals and serves leading corporations of the World. At Mindtree, Bagchi held several positions of responsibilities and eventually rose to be its Executive Chairman. In 2016, Bagchi handed over his corporate responsibilities at Mindtree and took up a full- time, pro-bono role as Chairman of the newly set up Odisha Skill Development Authority in the rank of a Cabinet Minister. Odisha is one of India’s progressive states where Bagchi’s charter is to work with young people, mostly school dropouts, to provide them employable skill training. In the course of his long and successful professional career, Bagchi started writing business books and is known as India’s No. 1 business writer. His books have been published by Penguin and Hachette and translated in all major Indian languages as well as in Chinese and Vietnamese. In addition, Subroto Bagchi and his author-wife Susmita support the cause of blindness, mental health and geriatric care with their personal wealth.
  • Susan Hwee


    Susan Hwee
    Ms Susan Hwee is a Group Management Executive Committee member and the Head of Group Technology and Operations at United Overseas Bank Limited ("UOB"). She has more than 30 years of banking experience with an extensive track record in technology and operations. Ms Hwee manages over 4,000 staff across the region. She leads the team that sets the global standards for technology and operations throughout UOB, building a robust and efficient operating platform that is scalable across the region to serve our customers' changing needs. She is also spearheading initiatives to transform the Bank's digital architecture and information security strategy. Ms Hwee is a champion of inclusive employment and led the creation of meaningful employment opportunities at UOB for people with autism. She believes it is a sustainable business practice that benefits the organisation, the employee and society. She continues to make vital industry contributions via her leadership role in a number of key industry initiatives. She chaired the Industry Steering Committee that oversaw the introduction of FAST (Fast and Secure Transfers), a new electronic funds transfer service in Singapore. Ms Hwee was previously the Chairman of Singapore's electronic payments leader, Network for Electronic Transfers Singapore Pte Ltd (NETS). She is currently on the Board of Directors for NETS, Clearing & Payment Services Pte Ltd and Singapore Clearing House Pte Ltd. Susan also serves as a member of the UOB Arts Committee.
  • Taavet Hinrikus


    Taavet Hinrikus
    Taavet Hinrikus is co-founder and CEO of TransferWise. Prior to starting TransferWise, Taavet was director of strategy at Skype, where he’d started as its first employee. One of the World Economic Forum's Tech Pioneers, Taavet is an adviser to the Prime Minister of Estonia on the digital agenda and one of the European Commission’s High Level Group of Innovators. He’s also a mentor and angel investor; his investments include Tweetdeck, Mendeley, OMGPOP, Property Partner, Sunrise, Improbable and Mapillary.
  • Taizo Son

    Mistletoe Inc.

    Taizo Son
    Taizo is a serial entrepreneur with extensive experience in investing and incubating IT related venture companies in Asia. He is the Founder & CEO of Mistletoe Inc., as well as board member and advisor to various IT companies around the globe. He founded Gungho Online which is one of the most successful online gaming companies in Japan in 2002, which had its IPO in 2005. With a vision to create Silicon Valley-like venture eco-system in East Asia by year 2030, Taizo founded MOVIDA JAPAN in 2009.  Then he founded Mistletoe, Inc. in 2013 in order to commence comprehensive entrepreneurs support and startup ecosystem development activities. He strongly believes the World could be transformed into better place by nurturing entrepreneurs which would lead the creation of next generation.
  • Tan Kah Chye

    Tin Hill Capital/CCR Manager

    Tan Kah Chye
    Kah Chye is the CEO of Tin Hill Capital and Chairman of CCRManager. Tin Hill Capital is an infrastructure development company that invests in, incubates, and operates trade and working capital platforms. CCRManager is a digital trading platform for secondary trade finance sponsored by Tin Hill Capital. CCRManager enables banks to sell down their assets to other financial institutions to improve their capital, liquidity and credit positions. Kah Chye also serves as an independent board member and advisor for a select number of global organisations such as ICC Academy and financial institutions such as Markham Rae LLP. Most recently, Kah Chye was the Chairman of the ICC Banking Commission, the leading industry body for the establishment of Trade Finance standards and policies. Under Kah Chye’s leadership, ICC introduced the ICC Trade Finance Register to assist the industry in formulating the right Basel III capital adequacy policy. Kah Chye also co-founded the ICC Academy to provide industry-leading business education. This is achieved through the ICC Academy leveraging on the ICC global network of 6.5 million businesses across 130 countries. Kah Chye was also a member of various global organisations such as WTO Trade Expert Group and Swift Trade Services Advisory Board. Kah Chye’s career spans across Singapore, London and Frankfurt. Most recently, Kah Chye was the Vice Chairman of Barclays Corporate Banking, and Global Head of Corporate Cash and Trade for Standard Chartered Bank. Kah Chye holds a BBA (Hons) and an MBA from Dalhousie University in Canada and is married with two sons.
  • Tan Su Shan

    Consumer Banking & Wealth Management, DBS Bank

    Tan Su Shan
    Ms Tan Su Shan joined DBS Bank in June 2010. She is currently Group Head, Consumer Banking & Wealth Management. She also serves as the President Commissioner for PT Bank DBS Indonesia. Prior to joining DBS, Su Shan worked for a number of global banks including Citi Private Bank, Morgan Stanley and ING Barings Securities in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and Tokyo. Su Shan was a Nominated Member of Parliament in Singapore from 2012 to 2014. She was the founder and past president of the Financial Women’s Association in Singapore, and a board member of Aetos Holdings Pte Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Temasek Holdings. She also sits on the investment committee of MOH Holdings Pte Ltd. In addition, Su Shan is co-chairman of the Monetary Authority of Singapore Private Banking Industry Group. In 2016, Su Shan was appointed the chairman of NETS and Independent Non-Executive director of Mapletree Greater China Commercial Trust. Married with two children, Su Shan is also actively involved in fund-raising for various Singaporean charities and sits on the board of Singapore’s KK Hospital Health Endowment Fund, which provides financial support to needy patients. She was a past board member of the National Museum and a member of the International Women’s Foundation and the Young Presidents Organisation. On the education front, she is an advisor to Hwa Chong Institution, Lincoln College and Oxford University. She is also a member of the Singapore Management University (SMU) Board of Trustees. Su Shan graduated with a Master of Arts from Oxford University in the United Kingdom, where she studied Politics, Philosophy and Economics. In 2013, Su Shan was named “Outstanding Private Banker of the Year” by Private Banker International, the first time an Asian has won this global award since its inception 20 years ago. In 2014, she became the first Singaporean to be recognised as the world’s “Best Leader in Private Banking” by PWM and The Banker, a leading wealth publication by the Financial Times Group. In 2015, Su Shan was recognised as “Private Banker of the Year, Singapore” by The Asset.
  • Teeranun Srihong

    Digital Economy Promotion Agency, Thailand

    Teeranun Srihong
    A top-level executive with a 28-year track record of leading a number of successful transformation programs for KASIKORNBANK PCL, known as the most dynamic and market leader in financial services in Thailand. Teeranun has a broad range of experience in Financial Services from finance, ALM, Trading, Derivatives, Corporate Banking Products, Marketing, Operations and IT. He served as the bank's copresident from March 2013 - April 2017. Now, Teeranun is an independent advisor to board-level executives on organization transformation to embrace technology innovation in their businesses. Also, through his participation in a number of national level committees, he is key instrumental in digital transformation of Thailand and its strategic industries. Outside work, Teeranun is active on Thailand's national competitiveness and public sector reform issues. He is also Executive Director of Thai Japanese Association. A Harvard AMP and Michigan MBA graduate with an engineering bachelor degree, Teeranun has a strong network of senior level contacts in both the government and major businesses in Thailand and ASEAN region.
  • Teo Chin Hock

    Cyber Security Agency Of Singapore

    Teo Chin Hock
    Mr Teo Chin Hock is the Deputy Chief Executive of the Cyber Security Agency of Singapore (CSA) since 1 January 2016, which was set up to provide dedicated and centralised oversight of national cybersecurity’s functions. As the Deputy Chief Executive of CSA, he assists the Chief Executive in executing CSA’s mission, providing leadership, strategic direction, as well as ensuring the effective and efficient management of CSA. Within the first year in CSA, he is instrumental in the development of the first national cybersecurity strategy, and the set up of the ecosystem development group in CSA. His current focus is in creating a safer cyberspace for Singapore, which is the essential underpinning of Singapore as a Smart Nation. This involves cybersecurity education for the public at large, raising the competency level of the cybersecurity talent pool and deepening the capability of the cybersecurity industry. It also includes the legislation of cybersecurity laws to better prepare and protect against cyber threats and attacks. Prior to joining CSA, Chin Hock was the Deputy Chief Executive (Strategic Development) in the Defence Science Technology Agency (DSTA) where he assists the Chief Executive in driving the strategic development of DSTA. He has been the key driving force behind the build-up of the critical command and control systems development capability for the SAF. Chin Hock’s experience spans several critical areas, including the acquisition management of key defence systems as well as the management of national security programmes in support of MHA and other national security agencies.
  • Thomas Krogh Jensen

    Copenhagen FinTech

    Thomas Krogh Jensen
    Thomas Krogh Jensen shares the vision of creating a Danish growth adventure within Fintech. As CEO of Copenhagen FinTech he wants to position Copenhagen as one of the leading FinTech Hubs in the global financial services industry by supporting and catalyzing the next era of technology-led corporate and start-up innovators. Thomas has extensive experience with leadership and management in large national and global organizations on a senior level. He has always practised leadership in a "change management" context. Whether operational or strategic, the keyword has been management of significant changes along with the ability to execute and transform strategies into everyday actions. About Copenhagen FinTech Copenhagen FinTech is an association built on the vision of creating a Danish growth adventure within Fintech. Copenhagen FinTech combines the visionary ideas of Fintech entrepreneurs, the experience of the established financial sector, the desire for societal benefits of the public sector and the research from the universities with the overarching purpose of building a thriving Fintech ecosystem for the benefit of all stakeholders.
  • Tim Grant

    DrumG Financial Technologies

    Tim Grant
    Tim Grant is the Founder and CEO of DrumG Financial Technologies. Tim was formerly Global Head of Business Development for R3 and is responsible for sales, sales engineering/pre-sales, investor relations and client relationship management for all R3 products and services. Prior to this Tim was CEO of the R3 Lab and Research Center which is focused on bringing global financial institutions, established and startup technology companies, regulators and central banks together in a unique virtual and physical environment where new distributed ledger technologies and methodologies could be researched, evaluated and accelerated towards production. Prior to joining R3 Tim was a Managing Director at UBS O'Connor, a $6bn multi-strategy hedge fund, where he was Head of Quantitative Research, Head of Technology and was involved in investing in financial technology. Before this Tim was a Managing Director at Benchmark Solutions, a Warburg Pincus backed Fintech startup. Prior to that Tim was a Managing Director at UBS AG in various positions including reporting directly to the Group Executive Board during the global financial crisis as well as running the UBS Delta Americas portfolio solutions business within UBS Investment Bank. Tim has an MA in Materials Science and Metallurgy (First Class) from the Trinity Hall at the University of Cambridge and an MSc in Financial Engineering (Distinction) from the Birkbeck College at the University of London.
  • V. Laxmikanth

    Broadridge Financial Solutions (India)

    V. Laxmikanth
    V. Laxmikanth (VLK) is Managing Director of Broadridge Financial Solutions (India) Pvt. Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of the US-based Broadridge Financial Solutions Inc. (NYSE:BR). Broadridge – a global Fintech company with an $8bn market capitalization – is a leading provider of technology and operations, communications, data and analytics to financial firms and businesses. His leadership spans execution, product and technical innovation and business strategy.  He is a member of the global Executive Leadership ( VLK heads the India centre, the largest location for Broadridge across the globe, where he is responsible for delivery of product development, innovation and operations. The centre is also a key innovation hub for Broadridge especially in the areas of Blockchain, Machine Learning and Analytics.   As part of this role, he leads all Blockchain development work at Broadridge in its Blockchain Centre of Excellence (CoE). VLK was also instrumental in setting up the Blockchain CoE in partnership with the Government of Andhra Pradesh (AP), as part of the Fintech Valley ( being set up by the AP government in Visakhapatnam.  The Monetary Authority of Singapore has also partnered with the AP Government on the Fintech Valley initiative.
  • Vanitha Narayanan

    IBM India Private Limited

    Vanitha Narayanan
    Vanitha Narayanan is the Chairman of IBM India Private Limited. She was appointed to this leadership position in January 2017, to leverage her IBM experience and extensive market knowledge. Vanitha works with government, clients and the ecosystem to build strategic plans & the intersection of industry and technology. She spearheads transformational initiatives and plays a critical role in enhancing IBM’s significant footprint in India to serve Indian and global clients. A recognized thought leader and a technocrat, Vanitha work closely with the government and various industry bodies to influence policies and provide strategic insights. Having joined IBM in the US in 1987, Vanitha has 30 years of experience working with multiple clients in several countries. In her first decade, she worked with large telecom clients in the US. During her second decade, Vanitha had global leadership roles in the telecom industry and has spent the past decade in leading major businesses in China and India. In her earlier role as Managing Director of IBM India Private Limited and Regional General Manager of IBM India/ South Asia, Vanitha was responsible for all of IBM's sales, marketing, services and global delivery operations in the India/South Asia region, including Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. In 2012. Vanitha was inducted into the IBM Industry Academy, a select group of experts, designed to advance IBM’s industry thought leadership and brand. Vanitha is now an advisory board member of the Industry Academy. Vanitha plays a significant role as a key influencer across industry bodies. She was the first woman chairperson of AMCHAM India (2015- 2016) and continues to serve as a member of the National Executive Board. She is the executive council member of National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM), distinguish invitee at All India Management Association (AIMA) and a director at the Catalyst India Advisory Board.She was the Chairperson of the Board of Governors for National Institutes of Technology (NIT), Suratkal (2014-2017). She was also a member of the National Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Co-Chair of National Committee for MNCs of Confederation of Indian Industry. Vanitha was named one of the ‘Most Powerful Women’ in Business in India (2014- 2017) by Business Today for 3 consecutive years, one of the 12 Global Indian Super Women of 2016 by CXOToday and conferred with the Degree of Doctor of Letters by the LNM Institute of Information Technology. Vanitha is a liberal art major from Stella Maris College, Chennai. She has a Masters in Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Madras and a Masters in Business Administration in Information Systems from the University of Houston - Magna Cum Laude. Vanitha is married with a daughter and resides in Bangalore, India.
  • Vasant Dhar


    Vasant Dhar
    Vasant Dhar is a Data Scientist whose research addresses the following question: when do computers make better decisions than humans? Another form of this question is "when should be trust machines with decisions and when should we not?" The research is grounded in Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and data big and small. The major problem areas addressed in the research are finance, healthcare, education, business, and sports. In the financial arena, for example, his major question asks whether you should trust your money to a robot. For example, see: Similar questions apply in the other arenas. For example, could computers make better teachers than humans? Could they offer valuable healthcare advice to us that experts aren’t able to provide? Could they become valuable assistant coaches? As recently as five years ago, it would have seemed preposterous to think that computers might drive cars better than humans in our lifetime yet driverless cars are here already. Computers are making more and more decisions for us, and increasingly so in areas that require human judgment. they are shifting the boundary of human, namely the "automation frontier" between humans and machines. How might we leverage the rapid advances of thia automation frontier driven by machine intelligence in areas such as finance, healthcare, and education? Professor Dhar teaches courses on Trading Strategies, Prediction, Data Science, and Foundations of FinTech. He also writes on IT-driven transformation such as the one currently driving education, and implications for how firms talk to customers and partners and govern data responsibly. He has written over 70 research articles, funded by grants from industry and the National Science Foundation. He pioneered the use of machine learning for predictive modeling on Wall Street across proprietary systematic trading, risk management, and customer and salesforce management. He is a frequent speaker in academic as well as industrial forums. Professor Dhar received his Bachelor of Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi, and his Master of Philosophy and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Vikram S. Pandit

    The Orogen Group

    Vikram S. Pandit
    Vikram S. Pandit is Chairman and CEO of The Orogen Group, an operating company he created with Atairos Group that invests in financial services companies and related businesses. Mr. Pandit spent his career in financial services. He joined Morgan Stanley in 1983 and became President and COO of the company's institutional securities and investment banking businesses. He left Morgan Stanley to become a founding member and chairman of the members committee of Old Lane, LP. When Citigroup acquired Old Lane in 2007, Mr. Pandit became Chairman and CEO of Citi Alternative Investments and later led Citi's Institutional Clients Group. He became CEO of Citigroup in December 2007 and led the company during the recent financial crisis, successfully recapitalizing, restructuring and revitalizing the company before he left in October 2012. Mr. Pandit is a member of the Board of Directors of Virtusa Corporation, Fair Square Financial Holdings, JM Financial Credit Solutions Ltd., and Bombardier Inc. Mr. Pandit is a member of the Board of Overseers of Columbia Business School. Mr. Pandit earned B.S. and M.S. degrees in engineering from Columbia University and received his Ph.D. in finance from Columbia in 1986.
  • Viola Llewellyn

    Ovamba Solutions

    Viola Llewellyn
    Viola Llewellyn is the co-founder and President of award-winning Ovamba Solutions, Inc. ( Ovamba is Africa’s first “FinTech” company to create technologies to serve African SMEs with innovative Sharia-compliant finance products, eCommerce, and logistics services. Ovamba’s technology gives global accredited and institutional investors the opportunity to invest in the fast-growing African private sector. Ms Llewellyn oversees strategic implementation, investor communications, and global business development for Ovamba. She was instrumental in building a $500MM life insurance investment fund for a Washington DC-based insurance investment firm where she led investor communications and asset management divisions. She has worked with companies such as Unisys Corporation, IBM, KPMG Consulting, BearingPoint and Rothschild’s. Ms Llewellyn was listed in the 2016 “Digital Undivided Report” as one of only a handful (less than 20) Black or African American women in the USA who have ever raised more than $1 million for a tech company. She is amongst the top 200 “Women in FinTech Power list” a global list of female industry leaders published by Innovate Finance in November 2016, and placed 13th on “The Innov8tiv’s Top 50 Visionary Women in Tech To Watch in 2017”. Ms Llewellyn has served as an honorary member of the board of trustees for the “International Women’s Think Tank” since 2014 (IWTT – where she guides IWTT on STEM issues, gender diversity and globalization. In 2017 she was appointed to the Advisory Board of the “European Women’s Payment Network” ( and the “African Women in Fintech & Payments Network”. She has served on the board of Africa’s leading tech hub and incubator ActivSpaces ( as well as AH Partners (, a young P2P startup in the UK that is focused on financing Diasporan Businesses who are outside of traditional funding sources. Viola Llewellyn’s family is originally from Cameroon. She was born, raised and educated in the U.K. and lives between Cameroon and the USA.
  • Vish Mishra

    Clearstone Venture Partners

    Vish Mishra
    • Vish is a well-known veteran of Silicon Valley with a strong network and solid relations with entrepreneurs, executives and venture capitalists. Vish brings over 40 years of progressive business experience in the technology industry, as an Entrepreneur, CEO and Venture Capitalist.
    • Venture Capitalist for 15 years at Clearstone Venture Partners with $660M in committed capital with offices in Palo Alto, Santa Monica and Mumbai with investments in over 100 technology companies, like PayPal, BillDesk, Rubicon Project and multi-billion exits through IPO’s and M&A’s.
    • Co-founder of Excelan, a pioneering venture-backed networking company that merged into Novell post IPO, generating over $1B in revenues.
    • Co-founder and board member of Telera, a cloud software company funded by Accel and Sequoia, merged into Actatel.
    • Co-founder and board member of Quantros, a healthcare software venture, acquired by Francisco Partners.
    • Investor and board member of CloudVolumes, acquired by VMware, a public unit of Dell Technologies.
    • Investor/Advisor in InMage acquired by Microsoft, CRISI Medical Systems acquired by Beckton-Dickinson, and Cognilytics acquired by CenturyLink Communications.
    • Mentor/Advisor in The Hive & The Fabric, Big Data and Cloud Infrastructure company-builders with 30 investments and 6 exits: Deep Forest Media to Rakuten(Japan), Kosei to Pinterest, Jobr to Monster, Nurego to GE, Appcito to A10 Networks, and Perspica to Cisco Systems.
    • Advisory board member to Verseon, a revolutionary American drug discovery company with the current focus on cardiac, diabetes and oncology. Verseon is listed on AIM London exchange. Founder/CEO a CalTech grad. Dr Steven Chu, Nobel Prize winner and former U.S. Secretary of Energy is a fellow advisor.
    • Advisory board member to Arbor Vita, a revolutionary cervical cancer diagnostic company, with global market appeal. Founder CEO is an MD with CalTech and Stanford degrees.
    • Board Member Glassbeam, an IoT company focused on healthcare and technology industries.
    • Board of Advisors at the Vijay Amritraj Foundation. Former U.S. president George H.W. Bush is a fellow advisor along with Andy Heyward, famous Hollywood producer, Andy Bird, president of Disney International and Sir Evelyn Rothchild, famous banker in England.
    • Active in TiE, the world’s largest professional entrepreneurship society, from inception, President of TiE Silicon Valley and a global trustee.
    • Director at India Community Center.
    • Advisor to Silicon Valley Center for Entrepreneurship at San Jose State.
    • Founding board member of San Francisco-Bangalore Sister City Initiative.
    • Bay Area co-chair for Akshaya Patra, a mid-day school meal program in India serving 1.6 million meals daily.
    • Vish is a frequent speaker at industry gatherings on entrepreneurship, business-building and global investing. He is featured in numerous periodicals, articles, books and newspapers. Voted as the top 10-Influencer of Silicon Valley by San Jose Mercury News and 51 most influential global Indian Men by Times of India. Vish earned his BSEE from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology and MSEE from North Dakota State University in USA.
  • Vivek Pathak


    Vivek Pathak

    Vivek Pathak was appointed IFC Regional Director for East Asia and the Pacific in October 2014. He has extensive emerging markets experience in principal investments, restructuring and risk management across all industry sectors. Over the past 18 years at IFC, he has covered Asia Pacific, Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia in various leadership capacities. Based in Hong Kong, Mr. Pathak leads IFC’s advisory and investment operations across 18 countries, which in fiscal year 2017 reached $2.9 billion in long-term investments, including funds mobilized from other investors.

    Previously, he served as IFC Director for Investment and Credit Risk based in Washington, DC, managing a team of seasoned professionals responsible for global coverage of credit risk, investment risk, integrity risk, pricing and credit/equity training. Prior to that, he oversaw IFC’s portfolio in the Middle East and North Africa, and led IFC’s business development efforts in frontier markets like Afghanistan, Iraq and Iran.

    Before joining IFC, Mr. Pathak worked with Bank of America and ABN AMRO Bank in new business and risk management. In his capacity as Head of Risk Management at ABN AMRO Bank Thailand, he was responsible for managing a large and diverse portfolio during the Asian Financial Crisis. Mr. Pathak holds a Master’s degree in Management from the University of Mumbai, India.

  • William Fung

    The Issuer

    William Fung
    Mr FUNG, Ching Ho William is the Co-CEO of the Issuer. Prior to joining the Issuer, Mr Fung served as an Executive Director, Asia Debt Syndicate function at the investment banking division of UBS AG Hong Kong Branch since 2009; as well as serving similar roles at Nomura International and Lehman Brothers in Hong Kong and New York. Mr Fung has extensive experience in global debt capital markets and has syndicated and executed numerous capital markets transactions for Asian as well as global issuers including corporates, financial institutions and sovereigns / quasi-sovereigns. Mr Fung obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University and his Master of Science degree in Financial Engineering from the University of Michigan.
  • Yolande Piazza

    Citi FinTech

    Yolande Piazza
    Yolande Piazza is the CEO of Citi FinTech, a unit in Citi’s Global Consumer Bank charged with delivering a radically simple, connected customer experience on mobile. Through co-creation with customers, an agile operating model and next-generation technology, Citi FinTech is transforming how Citi designs, builds, creates, and delivers mobile features and capabilities for millions of customers. Yolande is a member of the Global Consumer Bank Management Committee. A nearly thirty-year veteran of Citi, Yolande has held several key technology leadership roles, most recently Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Citi FinTech. As COO, she was responsible for the day-to-day operations of Citi FinTech and leading Citi’s Consumer Innovation Labs. Prior to Citi FinTech, Yolande served as Chief Administrative Officer for Global Consumer Banking Operations & Technology for seven years, providing value-added services and benefits to internal clients, as well as developing, implementing and managing a number of transformation initiatives to improve results and cost efficiency. She has held several senior roles, including SVP of Online Applications & Services for Diners Club International and CIO of Student Loans Corporation. In 2014, Yolande founded the “Future Women in IT” program, which aims to inspire middle and high school girls to pursue careers in technology and reduce the misconception that "I.T. Is not for me". The program has reached more than 20,000 girls across the United States since inception. In 2017, she joined the UN Women Global Innovation Coalition for Change (GICC), a dynamic partnership between UN Women and key representatives from the private sector, academia and nonprofit institutions focused on developing the innovation market to work better for women and to accelerate the achievement of gender equality and women's empowerment. Yolande co-led the Citi Operations and Technology Women’s Council and has been recognized for her achievements as part of the 2014 YWCA-NYC Academy of Women Leaders and as an honoree for United Way of Northeast Florida’s Women in Local Leadership (WILL) Up Close and Personal Program. In 2017, she was featured on American Banker’s “Women to Watch” list and Bank Innovation’s Most Innovative CEOs in Banking.
  • Yuriko Koike


    Yuriko Koike
    Yuriko Koike has been the Governor of Tokyo since July 2016. Prior to being elected to the post, she was active in national politics. She was a member of the House of Councillors and the House of Representatives for a total of 24 years from 1992, during which she has held major posts including Minister of the Environment, Minister of State for Okinawa and Northern Territories Affairs, Special Advisor to the Prime Minister for National Security Affairs, Minister of Defense, and Director of the Committee on Budget of the House of Representatives. As the first woman to serve as the Minister of Defense and the Governor of Tokyo, she is paving the way for women to be more active in society. With a BA in Sociology from Cairo University, she is fluent in English and Arabic, and was a prominent news anchor before entering politics.


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1.00pm – 1.50pmBlockchainlabsClick to View

2.00pm – 2.50pmRise of the robo-regulator: will technology replace regulators?Click to View

3.00pm – 3.50pmFaster and Smarter - Big data practice in bankingClick to View

4.00pm – 4.50pmSurvival skillsets for the future of work
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5.00pm – 5.50pmCustomer Data – Where are we heading and how are we getting there?Click to View


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10.30am – 11.20amMaking A World of Difference with FinTech: Opportunities and Challenges for Financial InclusionClick to View

11.30am – 12.20pmDriving innovation in Data and Analytics through Start-up PartnershipsClick to View

12.30am – 1.20pmWhen "Business As Usual" just doesn't cut it Click to View

1.30pm – 2.20pmJapan Fintech ShowcaseClick to View

2.30pm – 3.20pmMaking dramatic and sustainable change in financial services, starting today
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3.30pm – 4.20pmIndustrializing Blockchain Click to View

4.30pm – 5.20pmThe struggle to light a wet match: why mobile payment platforms are so difficult to launch?Click to View

5.30pm – 6.20pmFrom the First Blockchain in China to NebulasClick to View


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10.00am – 10.50amBuilding a Cyber Resilient Financial InstitutionClick to View

11.00am – 11.50amThe Cloudification of Capital Markets - How Market Data APIs Allow Bank to Innovate at the Speed of a Fintech StartupClick to View

12.00am – 12.50amPrudential Workshop
1.00pm – 1.50pmJapan Fintech ShowcaseClick to View

2.00pm – 2.50pmFinTalent Awards Ceremony by First Data and PortfolioQuestClick to View

3.00pm – 3.50pmUniversities FinTech MOI signingClick to View

4.00pm – 4.50pmCreating maximum value from your intangible assestsClick to View

5.00pm – 5.50pmHyperledger Fireside ChatClick to View

14 November 2017, Tuesday

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1.00pm – 1.50pmMicrosoft’s Intelligent Cloud for FinTech: AI, bots, and blockchain Click to View

2.00pm – 2.50pm
3.00pm – 3.50pm
Project Ubin: Reimagining RTGS with Quorum DLTClick to View

4.00pm – 4.50pmThe ICO Boom: Venture Capital Disruptor or Scam?Click to View

5.00pm – 5.50pmGetting capital for your ideaClick to View


15 NOVEMBER 2017, Wednesday

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10.30am – 11.20amLeveraging FinTech innovations to promote financial inclusion in ASEANClick to View

11.30am – 12.20pmAn insight into protecting yourself in the cloudClick to View

12.30pm – 1.20pmDeloitte Digital Financial Services Workshop for TelcosClick to View

1.30pm – 2.20pmInvest like never before-can fintechs change the distribution of investment productsClick to View

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3.30pm – 4.20pm
4.30pm – 5.20pm
5.30pm – 6.20pm
Demo for Blockchain Use cases in AP Government and BFSI Click to View


16 NOVEMBER 2017, Thursday

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10.00am – 10.50am
11.00am – 11.50am
Project Ubin: Reimagining RTGS with Hyperledger Fabric DLTClick to View

12.00am – 12.50amDelivering world-class fintech predictive models with automated machine learningClick to View

1.00pm – 1.50pmBroadridge Blockchain & Machine Learning DemoClick to View

2.00pm – 2.50pm
3.00pm – 3.50pm
Project Ubin: Reimagining RTGS with Corda DLTClick to View

4.00pm – 4.50pmASEAN Financial Innovation Network Sharing SessionClick to View

5.00pm – 5.50pmSingex Event

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