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Session Notes

Time Zone (SGT) Topic
07 December
09:00 - 09:10

Welcome to SFF 2020
Welcome to this unique and hybrid edition of the Singapore FinTech Festival. Live 24 hours a day for 5 days and in 40+ FinTech hubs around the world.

07 December
09:10 - 09:30 Presentation

Reflections from Space With Astronaut Dan Tani
The overarching theme for this year's SFF is people and talent. In this inspirational session, astronaut Dan Tani will share his personal journey to space and amplify the message of climate awareness.

Daniel M. Tani

Former NASA Astronaut , AstroTani

07 December
09:30 - 10:00 Presentation

SFF x SWITCH Opening Address

Heng Swee Keat

Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies and Minister for Finance , Singapore

07 December
10:00 - 10:30 Fireside Chat

How Will the Financial Services Sector Respond in 2021 (Episode 1)
The big questions of pandemic economics: 1. How will the financial sector respond? 2. What are the priorities and trade-offs? 3. What are the changes in cross-border activity?

Shayne Elliott

Chief Executive Officer , ANZ

Will Koulouris

Reporter , CNBC

07 December
10:30 - 10:50 Fireside Chat

Leaders Series - Digital Transformation Is Key to Recovery

Perry Warjiyo

Governor , Bank Indonesia

Stefania Palma

Singapore correspondent , Financial Times

07 December
10:50 - 11:45 Panel

How Will the Financial Services Sector Respond in 2021 (Episode 2)
The big questions of pandemic economics: 1. How will the financial sector respond? 2. What are the priorities and trade-offs? 3. What are the changes in cross-border activity?

Bill Winters

Group Chief Executive , Standard Chartered PLC

Piyush Gupta

Chief Executive Officer , DBS Group

Calvin Choi

Chairman & Chief Executive Officer , AMTD Group

Haslinda Amin

Chief International Correspondent, Southeast Asia , Bloomberg Television

07 December
11:45 - 12:10 Fireside Chat

FinTech Perspective - Resilience During a Pandemic
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced profound and widespread changes on society and business, leaving no segment or sector untouched. Many of these changes will endure beyond the pandemic, as the new realities have created unprecedented transformative forces in business and commerce. The pandemic has rapidly accelerated the need for innovative digital financial services, equipped with resilience, adaptability, and agility to ensure the evolving needs of consumers and business are met without disruption. It has become clear that fintech companies have a role to play not only in meeting today’s challenges, but also in propelling tomorrow’s recovery. Join us to find out how has Tencent FinTech been navigating the Covid-19 crisis, developing novel solutions to the pandemic’s challenges, and looking ahead to emerge stronger from the crisis.

Forest Lin

President, Tencent Financial Technology , Tencent

Raymund Chao

Asia Pacific and China Chairman , PwC

07 December
12:10 - 12:20 Presentation

Live from Tokyo: State of the Economy FinTech and Japan’s Challenges: How Japan Can Transform to Become Asia’s Financial Hub
Fintech and Japan’s challenges: How Japan can transform to become Asia’s financial hub

Kenji Nakanishi

State Minister of Finance , Government of Japan

07 December
12:30 - 12:50 Presentation

Milken Institute: Imagining Humanity with Deepak Chopra
We need a new story for the future of humanity and life on Planet Earth. Join Deepak as he explores practical ways to achieve a more peaceful, just, sustainable healthier, and joyful world."

Deepak Chopra

Founder; Author, "Total Meditation" , The Chopra Foundation and Chopra Global

07 December
12:50 - 13:30 Panel

The Great Rebundling of Finance
The great rebundling of finance is upon us. Financial services - lending, payments, etc.- are getting ubundled from FIs and getting rebundled into a diverse range of customer contexts. They are increasingly embedded in a variety of experiences and ecosystems, ranging from mobility to healthcare to trade and logistics. Unbundling and rebundling are fundamental to digital innovation. In the music industry, songs were unbundled from albums by Napster and iTunes, and then rebundled as Spotify playlists. News was unbundled from newspapers by the internet and is now rebundled as personalized news feeds. We're seeing the same pattern play out with finance and the coming years will witness the great rebundling of finance. What will the future bundles of finance look like? Which customer experiences will absorb finance? Which non-financial firms will dominate the future financial bundles? Join us for this panel where digital giants and financial behemoths wrestle out their views of the future world they are shaping, and the bets they are placing in this emerging landscape.

Tony Fernandes

Chief Executive Officer , AirAsia

Mike Wells

Group Chief Executive , Prudential PLC

Jorn Lambert

Chief Digital Officer , Mastercard