Featuring keynote speaker Sir Tim Berners-Lee who will share his vision of the future of financial services industry in the digital world, along with disruptive founders, innovators and people changing the industry
Sir Tim Berners-Lee,
Inventor of the World Wide Web, President & Founder, Open Data Institute
- Kartik Athreya,
Executive Vice President & Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
- Alain Falys,
Co-Founder & Chairman, Yoyo Wallet
- Roeland van Zeijst,
Global cyber security strategist, RovaZ.com and Former, Digital Crime Officer, Interpol, Singapore
- Ben Chisell,
Product Director, Starling Bank
- Marcus Treacher,
SVP, Customer Success, Ripple
- Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab,
CEO, CyberSecurity Malaysia, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)
- Ned Phillips,
Founder and CEO, Bambu
- Stephan Levieux ,
Head of Deposit, Payments and Cash Management Strategy, Hang Seng Bank
- Ricardo Gonçalves,
Head of APAC Intelligence, Barclays Group Chief Security Office
- Jakub Zakrzewski,
International Expansion GM, Revolut
- Saket Modi,
CEO & Co-founder, Lucideus & notorious hacker
- Stéphane Nappo,
Global Chief Information Security Officer & Board advisor, Société Générale
- John Wong,
Head of Global Liquidity & Cash Management, Hang Sang Bank Limited
- Gurumurthy Palani,
Global Transaction Banking Head, Wholesale Banking, Gulf International Bank
- Amol Bahuguna,
Head of Payments and Cash Management Corporate, Commercial and Business Banking Group, Commercial Bank of Dubai
- Rani Sweis,
Ex-Googler & Creative Director, Attic Salt
- Jovilyn Cotio,
Supply Chain Finance Consultant, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
- Jacqueline Alexis Thng,
Fintech & Regtech Expert
- Zong Liang,
Lead Researcher, Bank of China
- Richard Jones,
AIIB-EBRD Business Development Director
- Jackal Ma,
Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Tongdun Technology
- David Brearley,
Head of Consulting, Silverlake Group
Moderated by a team of highly incisive commentators
- David Gyori,
CEO, Banking Reports
International Resource Director, The Asian Banker
Former Head, Financial Institutions, UOB
Partner, Asia Capital & Advisors
Richard Hartung ,
Partner, Asia Capital & Advisors
- Hwa Erh-Cheng
Chief Economist, Baoshang Bank
- Tom Groenfeldt,
- Daniel Gusev,
Managing Partner, Gauss Ventures and Russian FinTech Association Envoy
- Jame DiBiasio,
Co-Founder & Editor, DigFin Group
Chairman, The Asian Banker
Foo Boon Ping,
Managing Editor, The Asian Banker
Senior Research Manager, The Asian Banker
Mr Jame DiBiasio, Co-Founder & Editor, DigFin Group
Jame DiBiasio has been a financial journalist since 1995. He arrived from New York with Institutional Investor News, founded AsianInvestor magazine in 2000, and served as editorial director at Haymarket Financial Media, overseeing AsianInvestor, FinanceAsia and The Corporate Treasurer.
Mr Daniel Gusev, Managing Partner, Gauss Ventures and Russian FinTech Association Envoy
Daniel Gusev is a seasoned entrepreneur in financial services innovation space, starting and chairing several successful labs and design-driven project offices in leading banks in CEE, Europe and the UK since 2009. He is a mentor with several accelerators in the UK, Hong Kong and New Zealand, reads lectures for Imperial College London Fintech Program and advises several international start-ups. He has also contributed in various founder and executive roles to 3 startups and had experienced the joy of 1 exit. Daniel graduated from Moscow State University with a degree in History and did postgraduate studies in Banking with Financial University
Mr Jackal Ma, Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer, Tongdun Technology
Co-Founded Tongdun Technology (formerly known as Fraudmetrix), pioneering in application of Big Data technology into daily business with his “Cross Industry Joint Defense” concept. He has 30 years working experience covering North America, Australia, Asia and Europe. Seasoned technology and business executive in Asia, with previous experience including. Advisor and consultant at various business/technology transformation initiatives such as Citibank, HSBC, Standard Chartered, PingAn Insurance, China Construction Bank and Pudong Development Bank. Appointed as Advisory consultant for various country level initiatives in China including Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, National Development and Reform Committee. Born in Hong Kong, with a Bachelor degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from University of Hong Kong, and an Executive MBA degree from China’s Top Business School Chang Kong Graduate School of Business.
Mr David Brearley, Head of Consulting, Silverlake Group
David Brearley is currently working with Silverlake, on the development of innovative software architectures to enable banks to compete in the Digital Economy. Brearley has spent 45 years in consulting and senior management positions in financial services world-wide, including 18 years as a CIO. In 1988 he was appointed the first Group Head (CIO) of Standard Chartered Bank. In the last fifteen years, David has focused on practice areas of Business Transformation, IT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture working particularly with large local bank CEOs, COOs and CIOs in Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. He has also worked on the early stage development of software businesses in search, middleware and omni-channel services.
Mr Hwa Erh-Cheng, Chief Economist, Baoshang Bank
Hwa Erh-Cheng is chief economist at Baoshang Bank. Prior to this he served as chief economist at China Construction Bank, as well as in several departments of World Bank including the residence mission office in China, and economist at the International Monetary Fund. Earlier he pioneered research of a monthly econometric model of the US economy at Cornell University and the national bureau of economic research. He also served as chairman of Wuxi and Qunshang high-tech science park, advisor for the governor of China’s Guangdong province, and taught at Peking University, Beijing Normal University and Shih-Hsin University as visiting professor.
Mr Zong Liang, Lead Researcher, Bank of China
Zong Liang currently serves as lead researcher of Bank of China. In the past few years, Zong has been involved in more than ten research projects initiated by various international institutions and ministries. He published more than 200 papers including “Renminbi‘s Going Global and the Prediction”, “The Changes in Regulation After Recession” and “Risk Management in Cross Region Banks”. Zong was also part of the PHD service group and mayor’s assistant at Fuzhou, Jiang Su Province.
Ms. Neeti Aggarwal, Senior Research Manager, The Asian Banker
Neeti Aggarwal heads the technology research practice at The Asian Banker. With over 14 years experience in research and publication industry, she specialises in banking research and technology developments across Asia-Pacific, Middle East and Africa. She earlier worked for five years at The Economic Times, India’s largest selling financial daily. Aggarwal is a CFA Charterholder from CFA Institute USA, and an MBA (Finance) from India.
Mr. Foo Boon Ping, Managing Editor, The Asian Banker
Boon Ping manages The Asian Banker publication business and engages practitioners, customers, partners and the media on critical issues that impact the industry. He has more than 19 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry, specializing in strategic branding, marketing communications and consumer insight. Prior to The Asian Banker, he was at United Overseas Bank (UOB), covering Singapore and key markets in the region, such as China, Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand.
Emmanuel Daniel,Chairman, The Asian Banker
Founder of The Asian Banker, the most respected provider of consulting and intelligence in the financial services industry in the Asia Pacific region and other emerging markets. Mr Daniel has led it to become a combination of leading industry research, publication and consulting house, with a strong reputation worldwide.
Richard Hartung ,Partner, Asia Capital & Advisors
Mr. Richard Hartung has over 20 years of experience in the payments & consumer financial services industry. He has held senior roles for financial institutions including Citibank, Mastercard International, and OCBC Cards. Mr Hartung holds position as consultant in the areas of retail banking, cards and payment products to financial institutions, service providers, and software companies throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Mathew Welch,Partner, Asia Capital & Advisors
Mathew Welch has spent over 25 years in financial services in Asia. His experience covers a wide range of areas including investment / wholesale banking, asset management and PE investments. Previously, Welch worked as managing director and head of financial institutions group Asia at ING, and as global head of banks & financial institutions head of Asia for Standard Chartered Bank (SCB). Working in SCB, he grew the FI revenues of the bank for more than fivefold in a four year period, adding more than US$1bln to revenues and creating one of Asia’s largest FI businesses.
Bill Chua,Former Head, Financial Institutions, UOB
Bill Chua was former MD and head of global financial institutions group, UOB, managing relationships with banks, non-bank financial institutions, supra-nationals, sovereigns and sovereign entities. In his 34 years of experience in the financial services industry, he has covered institutional wholesale and consumer banking in the front, middle and back offices. Prior to joining UOB in 2000, Chua was with Citibank for 20 years. He serves as a director for several UOB-owned companies and/or joint ventures, and is also an active member of the financial and education communities in Singapore.
Mr. Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker
Gordian Gaeta has been a banking consultant for some 25 years. He has advised and served many of the leading financial services organisations across Asia and close to half of the top 100 banks worldwide. He specialises in developing and implementing analytical solutions for complex strategic issues in financial services-related industries undergoing significant change or being exposed to intricate risk issues.
Mr. Urs Bolt, Fintech & Regtech Expert
Bolt has more than 25 years’ experience as a senior banker working in the financial services industry, most recently at Credit Suisse. He focuses now on wealth management, investment banking, risk & regulation, and financial technology business. His expertise centres on developing and launching new digital business platforms and establishing prime services for high net-worth/ultra-high-net worth clients. His focus is to help financial technology (fintech) and regulatory technology companies and financial service providers review/refocus business strategies, develop products and markets, execute sales, scout for fintech solutions and start-ups, build business partnerships, and implement corporate structures and processes.
Sir Tim Berners-Lee , Inventor of the World Wide Web, leader & visionary in the future of technology and founder, Open Data Institute
One of the world's "Most Influential Thinkers,” Sir Tim Berners-Lee created the most powerful communication medium in the world — the World Wide Web — and gave it to the world for free. It is no exaggeration to say that his visionary work has transformed every aspect of our lives. Sir Tim’s genius is in understanding the next, new unimagined future and practical consequences for business, technology and how it will transform the way we live and work, the way we govern, and much, much more. Sir Tim will share his insights about the future of finance and blockchain with audiences who learn how to apply new technologies now for competitive advantage or thoughtful consideration about the future we want to create.
Mr Roeland van Zeijst, Global cyber security strategist, RovaZ.com and Former, Digital Crime Officer, Interpol, Singapore
Roeland van Zeijst is a global speaker on cyber security strategiest, he draws on various backgrounds, having experienced working in international law enforcement, mass media management and internet connectivity. In the 1990s, Roeland founded the first direct-access internet provider in the Netherlands. His country was the first to connect to the internet outside of the United States, spawning a vast industry that is still leading today. Prior, Roeland worked as an award-winning presenter on Dutch national radio, while simultaneously studying the field of Artificial Intelligence. He played a key part in implementing the national interactive civilian’s alert network Burgernet. From 2015 to 2017, Mr. Van Zeijst facilitated the development of INTERPOL’s Cyber Fusion Centre in Singapore. He has published several articles on hot topics in cyber security in English, Dutch and German.
Mr Ricardo Gonçalves, Head of APAC Intelligence, Barclays Group Chief Security Office
Ricardo has more than 17 years experiencing directing and implementing IT, Information Security and Cyber Threat Intelligence solutions within large scale. He is expert in Cyber Threat Intelligence, Cybercrime / Cyber Fraud, Threat Management, Security Automation / Orchestration, Network and System Security and Solution Architecture. Ricardo joined Barclays in 2017 to head their APAC security intelligence efforts. Before that, Ricardo worked for the last 3.5 years with Commonwealth Bank of Australia shaping the internal cyber intelligence function and working next to the IR and Cybercrime teams. His tasks would range from executive communication to dissecting malware web-injects. A key aspect of his role was the creation of a solid (and fruitful) network between law enforcement, industry peers, and internal business stakeholders.
Mr Ben Chisell, Product Director, Starling Bank
As Starling Bank’s product director, Chisell jointly manages the product and design team, using data to improve the relationship between customers and their money, and to help the business make better decisions. Chisell was previously product lead for Amazon Videoand is keen to bring their brand of customer obsession to Starling. He spent four years in London and California leading the development of eBay’s search engine and its first steps into machine-learning. After working for large, US-headquartered tech companies, he joined Starling because he wanted to solve problems that could have a meaningful impact on people’s lives, and to help develop an exciting new tech brand in London from the ground up.
Mr Jakub Zakrzewski, International Expansion GM, Revolut
Jakub Zakrzewski is currently responsible for the Asia market expansion for Revolut and the continuance of growth in the global market. Before Revolut, Zakrzewski was head of growth at Easyship, a 500-Start-up VC portfolio company. Prior to joining Easyship, Zakrzewski worked at Lazada (Rocket Internet’s most successful venture up to date, acquired by Alibaba for $1 billion+ in 2016) as a global venture development manager in Singapore, where he established business intelligence and online marketing departments at the company.
Mr Alain Falys, Co-Founder & Chairman, Yoyo Wallet
Alain Falys is a serial tech entrepreneur, an executive and an investor, with an affinity for useful financial technologies and e-commerce. He is the co-founder andchairman of Yoyo Wallet, the fastest growing mobile payment and loyalty marketing platform in Europe. In 2000, he co-founded and ran OB10, the world’s largest electronic invoicing network that floated on the London AIM stock market as Tungsten Corporation. He is a partner of Firestartr.co, a group of investors which provides seed-stage capital to Europe’s most innovative internet and software businesses and worked with an elite network of expert advisors. Also, co-founded Omnis Mundi, an e-commerce incubator, with successful start-ups such as BuyVIPsold to Amazon in 2010. Falys previously worked as senior vice president at Visa International.
Mr Kartik Athreya, Executive Vice President & Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Kartik Athreya was appointed executive vice president and director of research of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond on 1st April, 2015.In this role, Athreya leads economic research efforts at the Richmond Fed and advises the bank’s president on matters related to monetary policy, banking and financial markets. He also serves as a member of the senior leadership team.Athreya joined the Richmond Fed in 2000 as an economist, was promoted in 2005 to senior economist, and then in 2010 to research advisor, focusing on macroeconomics and household finance. He was appointed group vice president of microeconomics and research communications in 2012.His work has been published in numerous economics and academic journals and he is the author of “Big Ideas in Macroeconomics: A Nontechnical View”, published by The MIT Press in 2013.
Mr Ned Phillips, Founder and CEO, Bambu
Ned Phillips, former managing director and now entrepreneur, is the founder and chief executive officer of Bambu. He has been in Asia for the past 25 years; starting his journey in financial technology (fintech) since 1999 with E*TRADE as one of the very first online brokers before becoming managing director in 2007. He was part of the transformation of the stock exchange where he developed two pan-Asian exchanges. Phillips was appointed as a consultant to 8 Securities when they launched the first robo-advisor in Asia. He built a solution for various sectors that lead to the birth of Bambu.
Mr John Wong, Head of Global Liquidity & Cash Management, Hang Sang Bank Limited
John Wong has 28 years of experience in transaction banking, covering sales, product management, digital banking channel development and client implementation. He is currently responsible for Hang Seng Bank’s strategy across. He has spent his career on banking in Hong Kong, China and across Asia Pacific. Before joining Hang Seng Bank in 2015, Wong spent 25 years with Standard Chartered Hong Kong.
Mr Stéphan Levieux, Head of Deposit, Payments and Cash Management Strategy, Hang Seng Bank
Levieux is responsible for the bank’s strategy for its deposit, payments and cash management business. His work has a particular emphasis on the bank’s proposition for its corporate, commercial and institutional customers. Prior to joining Hang Seng Bank in 2014, Levieux spent 16 years with HSBC in Hong Kong. His last position with HSBC was as the Asia Pacific head of product management for the bank’s payments and cash management business. Before specialising in transaction banking, Levieux also held roles in information technology and in relationship management with Banque Nationale de Paris in Hong Kong. He was a member of the Payments Market Practice Group, representing Hong Kong from 2011 to 2014 and the Payments Maintenance Working Group since 2016. He chairs the SWIFT National Member and User Group in Hong Kong since 2013.
Ms Jovilyn Cotio, Supply Chain Finance Consultant, Asian Development Bank (ADB)
Cotio works with corporates and financial institutions to deliver supply chain finance solutions to small and medium-sized enterprises in developing Asia. Prior to joining ADB, she worked across varied roles in different industries including sourcing and people relations for a manufacturing start-up, credit management and business planning for a Japanese bank.
Mr Saket Modi,, CEO & Co-founder, Lucideus & notorious hacker
Saket is the CEO & Co-founder of Lucideus Inc., a cyber security platform and services company. Hestarted Lucideus in 2012. Over the last 5 years, he and his team has beeninstrumental in providing digital risk management services to multipleFortune 500 companies across the globe. Saket has been widely covered by media across the globe, some names include BBC, CNN, CNBC, The Washington Post, The Economic Times, Mintand more.
Mr. Rani Sweis, Ex-Googler & Creative Director, Attic Salt
Mr. Amol Bahuguna, Head of Payments and Cash Management Corporate, Commercial and Business Banking Group, Commercial Bank of Dubai
Mr. Gurumurthy Palani, Global Transaction Banking Head, Wholesale Banking, Gulf International Bank
Mr. Stéphane Nappo, Global Chief Information Security Officer & Board advisor, Société Générale
Dr. Amirudin Abdul Wahab, CEO, CyberSecurity Malaysia, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI)
Mr Derek White, Global Head of Customer and Client Solutions, BBVA
Mr Tom Groenfeldtt, Writer, Forbes
Tom Groenfeldt is a freelance reporter who focuses largely on finance and technology, currently writing for Forbes.com in the U.S., for International Finance Magazine, Banking Technology and Mondo Visone in London. He also occasionally writes about art, photography, and local issues for a variety of publications in Wisconsin, where he lives.
Mr David Gyori, CEO, Banking Reports
David Gyori is a globally renowned FinTech consultant, trainer, author and keynote speaker. He is CEO of Banking Reports Ltd London, providing top quality ‘FinTech Training for Bankers’ all over the world. In addition, Gyori holds a number of key international positions: He is founding member of the World FinTech Association as well as member of the panel of judges of the European FinTech Awards. He is co-author of ‘The FINTECH Book’, published by Wiley and Sons in 2016, quickly becoming a global category best-seller. Gyori is faculty member of the Retail Banking Academy (London), one of the most prestigious banker-training facilities globally. He serves on the advisory board of multiple FinTech companies in the United Kingdom.
Ms. Jacqueline Alexis Thng, Partner, Prophet
Jacqueline is a Partner of Prophet in Hong Kong. For over 20 years she has helped clients develop and implement profitable growth strategies across diverse industries both on a global and regional basis. Jacqueline’s expertise includes strategic branding, marketing and sales strategies, business model and product innovation, customer experience as well integrated marketing communications including digital. She was recently bestowed as one of the World's Most Influential Marketing Leaders 2015 by World Marketing Congress. Jacqueline has led many complex reorganization and rebranding projects that involve brand strategy, brand portfolio and architecture. These included United Engineers Group in Singapore, UMW (Malaysia), Celcom (Malaysia), Malaysia Airlines, Fullerton Financial Holdings (part of Temasek Singapore), PSA, NOL and Bank Mandiri. Other clients have included Sime Darby, Petronas, Vodafone, Ericsson, Philips, Telkom (Indonesia), Airtel (India), Limitless (Dubai), Vertu (Nokia), CapitaLand, DBS Bank, Sara Lee, PSA, Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore Aerospace and China Airlines.
Mr. Marcus Treacher, SVP, Customer Success, Ripple
Marcus Treacher is SVP of Customer Success at Ripple. He has over 30 years of experience in transaction banking and payment technology, including 12 years in global leadership roles at HSBC. He served as a member of the Global Board of SWIFT from 2010 to 2016. Prior to joining Ripple Marcus was HSBC’s Global Head of Payments Innovation, applying emerging fintech to solve customer challenges in digital payments, trade and supply chain. Prior to HSBC, he held leadership positions at Citigroup and Accenture. Marcus also works with industry communities, organizations and governments to help shape new payment practices. He chaired SWIFT’s global advisory body for corporates from 2010 to 2016 and is an independent non-executive director of CHAPS Co, the UK’s RTGS clearing company, where he chairs the CHAPS Security committee & User Group.
Mr. Richard Jones, AIIB-EBRD Business Development Director
Richard Jones is AIIB-EBRD Business Development Director and has been on secondment from the EBRD to the AIIB in Beijing since October 2017. He is responsible for the EBRD’s business development with AIIB and with Chinese financial institutions and companies investing in the EBRD’s region of operations, which has a strong geographic overlap with the Belt and Road Initiative. Richard joined the EBRD in 2003 after working at the UK Treasury and the European Commission, and as a teacher in Harbin, China. He has worked in a variety of roles at the Bank, most recently as Interim Director of the President’s Office and as Head of the Dushanbe Resident Office, Tajikistan. He has an MPhil in Russian and East European Studies from Oxford University and an MA in Modern and Medieval Languages (French and Russian) from Trinity Hall, Cambridge.