Frictionless

Payments, Transactions and Supply Chain

Frictionless

Payments, Transactions and Supply Chain

From payments to supply chain, transaction banks are facing increasingly fierce competition from both traditional and nontraditional players. The corporate-bank relationship is being tested as customersmove away from the concentration of services in one institution, towards provider-agnostic solutions. Third-party platforms, treasury management solutions, and even a global financial messaging provider such as SWIFT are providing the connections and access channels to different institutions in creative and cost-effective ways.

Innovations are also underway in supply chain. The entry of new procurement-to-pay (Proc2P) and supply chain platforms, such as Alibaba and Ariba, into the corporate-to-corporate environment is having an impact. The power of such platforms is that they can manage the entire Proc2P and supply chain processes and are in a position to trigger financial transactions, such as payments, financing and risk mitigation. Furthermore these platforms avoid the onerous compliance burdens to manage risk and exposure with which the transaction banking industry has to contend.

The Future of Finance Summit, formerly known as The Asian Banker Summit, is the largest annual meeting for financial institutions in the Asia region. The Frictionless track provides a platform for the most senior practitioners in financial institutions, correspondent banking and transaction banking businesses to maintain a continuous and interactive relationship with regulators, potential clients and peers, as well as catch up with the latest developments whilst learning about new trends and identifying ways to progress their institutions to the next level.

Key focus areas:

 

Cash and Liquidity in a Rising Rate Environment

 

Digital Transformation in the Corporate Business

 

Real-time Payments Go Global

 

From the Innovation Labs to Your Supply Chain

 

The Role of Banks in Disintermediation

 

Leading from the Future in the Transaction Ecosystem

 

Your Brand in the Economy of the Future

Frictionless & Leadership in Digital Conference - Day 1 - Thursday 8 June 2017

08:00

Registration and Morning Networking

08:30

Welcome & Opening Keynotes

Preparing for the new players in the Future of Finance
The co-author of the landmark Dodd-Frank Act that put in place the structure to govern the excesses of the 2000s outlines how the same legislation will put in place the rules by which the financial services industry can tackle the future without losing sight of its calling.
Barney Frank, Chairman of the US Congress Banking Sub-Committee during the heart of the 2008 crisis and co-author of the Dodd-Frank Act.

Frontiers of Financial Technology
The recent breakthroughs by Google, Apple, Amazon and other players in making Artificial Intelligence (AI) more available on their platforms and across platforms is taking data and devices to the next level, after mobility.  It bring together more insights into the data is innovation catalyst and leading expert on FinTech is exploring several major trends and technologies that are disrupting financial services today and will present his thoughts about how to stimulate regional innovation and build a supportive ecosystem that fosters start-ups
David Shrier, Founder and New Ventures, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)

My Journey in the Revolution Shaping Finance
The founder of one of the world’s first peer-to-peer lending platforms more than 10 years ago built his model without any contemporary to learn from. Today he is building an integrated wealth management model with the data and intimacy he is creating with customers Tang shares his insights as a leader, giving a snapshot of the current landscape and envisaging the potential or inevitable changes, and anticipates where the opportunities lie ahead.
Tang Ning, founder and CEO, CreditEase, one of the world’s largest marketplace lender and now an increasingly powerful wealth manager with a strong network covering 255 cities across China, as well as a worldwide network covering Asia, Israel, Europe and North America.

Leadership Dialogue on “How We Are Changing the World of Finance”

The speakers will be joined by a forward looking panel to try and construct how the industry is coming together in response to the inevitable changes in the world of finance. They will discuss the key influencers and factors in driving the revolution

Speakers/Panellists include:

  • Barney Frank, Former congressman, co-author of Dodd-Frank Act
  • Tang Ning, Founder and CEO, CreditEase
  • David Shrier, Founder and New Ventures, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
  • R Vivekanand, VP & Co-Head, TCS Financial Solutions
Chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman & co-chaired by Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

10:30

Networking Break

11:00

The Integration of Finance and Payments into Business, Government and Society
This broad ranging session stakes out the converging forces transforming the financialsectorand the implications on hard business decisions and societal values.

  • What are the driving forces behind the increasing interconnection between finance, business, society and government?
  • What are the top of the mind concerns for traditional financial institutions with more players sharing the lunch in providing financial services to society?
  • How financial technology aims to create seamless transactions and supply chain in the workings of the government, business and society?

Speakers/Panellists include:

  • With a keynote speech from Slava Solodkiy, Managing Partner, Life.SREDA
  • Cathy Lemieux, EVP, Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Suhail Amar Suresh, Group CTO, Maybank
  • Gitesh Athavale, SVP & GM, MatchMove Pay
  • Nizam Ismail, Head, Regulatory Practice, RHTLaw & Fellow, SIM University
Chaired by Richard Hartung, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker
 

Frictionless - Payments, Transactions and Supply Chain

Leadership in the Digital Economy

12:00

The Effects of the Return of Cash and Liquidity on the strategies of financial institutions in a Rising Rate Environment – how are financial institutions likely to behave
Unlike the revolution taking place at the retail level, changes to the institutional business has taken a more gradual trajectory.

  • How speed, transparency and security at the processing level is reflected in transactions at the strategic business level?
  • Discussing user cases in enhancing customer centricity at the strategic business level.
  • What are the needs and opportunities in a period of rising rates and currency volatility?

Speakers/Panellists include:

  • Tod Burwell, President & CEO, BAFT
  • Senior Executive, Institutional Cash, FI, Deutsche Bank
  • Gary Heatherington, Vice chairman, CSFI Bank, Canada
Chaired by Mathew Welch, Partner, Asia Capital & Advisors

Prioritising New Operations and Business Models in an Industry Disintegrated by Technology
As the whole spectrum of financial services are adapting to digitalization and technology, we are seeing more integrating moves by the players to work together in a way that they mutually co-exist. This session looks at the big picture of what is happening in the ecosystem.

  • What are the key priorities for both traditional and alternative sectors in order to stay relevant?
  • What are some of the new business models in payments, loans, and transactions that are emerging as the future direction that the industry should be heading towards?
  • How do we ensure interoperability between the different channels and technologies used?

Speakers/Panelists include:

  • With a keynote from Slava Solodkiy, Managing Partner, Life.SREDA
  • R Vivekanand, VP & Co-Head, TCS Financial Solutions
  • Susan Wee, EVP, UOB
  • Raymond Leung, Advisor, Alliance Bank Malaysia

Chaired by Anne Weatherston, Board Director, Energy Australia

13:00

Luncheon

14:30

The Missing Financial Link in the Digital Transformation of the Corporate Business – Following the Supply Chain
While the advantages of incumbency and sticky adoption rates have given some breathing space in the past, financial institutions are increasingly pressured to embrace the digital revolutions on a higher scale.

  • How are the more forward thinking FIs meeting the challenges of our Uber moment?
  • Discussing user cases in transforming corporate channels and trade
  • How are traditional FIs scaling up excellence in emerging markets and break down the call for revolution and next generation integration?

Speakers/Panellists include:

  • Damian Glendinning, President, Association of Corporate Treasurers
  • Christopher Loh, Group Chief Strategy Officer, RHB Bank
  • David Chance, SVP, Product Strategy, Dovetail
  • Dennis Khoo, MD, Regional Digital Banking, UOB
Co-chaired by  Bill Chua, former Head, Financial Institutions, UOB and Matt Dooley, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

Imagining the Future of Work- How the Skills we Hire and the Work we Value in Financial Institutions are Changing Today, are AI and Robotics Making a Difference already?

From self-driving vehicles and semi-autonomous robots to intelligent algorithms and predictive analytic tools, machines are increasingly capable of performing a wide range of jobs that have long been human domains. Experts predicts that robots will have replaced one-third of jobs currently in existence in the developed world over the coming decade – with potentially profound implications for both workers and society as a whole. This session will also focus on how robots such as Pepper and chatbots like KAI are advanced technologies that will help humans cognitively offload transactional, daily tasks to focus more on the strategy level.

  • Omni-channel development - Knowing what your customers want before they do to keep ahead of the competition
  • Transformation opportunity – Rescale and relearn in order to innovate
  • Digital transformation in alignment with your business and strategy

Speakers/Panellists include:

  • SreeramIyer, COO, Institutional Banking, ANZ
  • Kanags Surendran, MD & Head, Digital Banking, CIMB
  • Hitesh Arora, Director Strategy and Customer Advocacy, CRMNEXT
  • Tobias Puehse, VP Digital Payments and Labs - Innovation Management, Mastercard

Chaired by Rob Findlay, SVP, Experience Design, DBS

15:30

Real-Time Payments Go Global – Going Beyond Cross Border Settlement and Integration with Digital Businesses
The era of fixed payments is coming to an end, with technology-enabled competitive disruptions creating offerings in dynamic funding and dynamic payments.

  • Where is the market headed and who will be responsible for funding?
  • With the complete change in mentality, how will the interplay and dynamics change between technology, customers, and banks?
  • What are the challenges in truly going “real” and “global”? How does it work?

Speakers/Panellists include:

  • ES Venkat, APAC Head, Treasury Product Management, Bank of America
  • David Brown, SVP & Australia Country Manager, Head of APAC Presales, D+H
  • Constantin Robertz, MD, Zalora Philippines
  • Jeremy Tan, Chairman, Korvac Holdings and CEO, Liquid Group
Chaired by Richard Hartung, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker 

Implications of the Next Revolution: From Mobile to the Connected Internet of Things

Mobile revolutions is nothing new. What is going to be the next revolution? How is mobile connected to the Internet of Things (IoT) and what are the implications on the way we do things. • Highlighting new payments channels - connected devices and smartphones

  • Streamlining business operations through efficient data use
  • Building a customer centric culture - benefiting from higher satisfaction rates
  • Going beyond operational cost savings- what is the business value of connected devices?

Speakers/Panelists include:

  • With a Keynote Speech from Genki Oka, CEO, Ant Financial, Japan
  • Lito Villanueva, MD, Smart Communications
  • Ron Hose, Founder and CEO, Coins.ph
  • Alvin Wong, Head of Regional Products, Samsung Pay

16:30

Networking Break

17:00

Closing Keynote

Disruption, Pricing, and Frenemies in a Digital World
Technology has always had a deep impact on financial services, but the new chapter appears to be something different, and likely to result in bigger and faster transformations. Consumer expectations and behaviors have changed, and continue to change, driving waves of rapid technological innovation. These new products, services, and delivery methods have the potential to provide significant benefits for users of all manner of financial services – from expanding access credit to increasing the speed and convenience of payments. And yet, we need to be mindful of the range of risks these new activities produce, and ensure they are appropriately managed.

Cathy Lemieux, EVP, Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Speakers/Panellists include:

  • Cathy Lemieux, EVP, Supervision and Regulation, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Dr. Ron Leven,  Professor (MBA) Columbia University
  • Lito Villanueva, MD, Smart Communications
  • Ron Hose, Founder and CEO, Coins.ph
Chaired by David Gyori, CEO, Banking Reports

17:30

Close of Conference Day One

Frictionless & Leadership in Digital Conference - Day 2 - Friday 9 June 2017

08:00

Registration and Morning Networking

08:30

Opening Keynotes

The State of the Industry: Collaboration and competition in the peer-to-peer world         
Prosper Marketplace is America's first peer-to-peer lending marketplace, with more than two million members and over $9 billion in funded loans. Since its launch in 2006, Prosper Marketplace has evolved into a personal finance company that offers products and services beyond personal loans to help people get on top of their finances.
Ron Suber, President, Prosper Marketplace

Successfully Harnessing Fintech to Advance Online Marketplace Lending in China and Beyond
Soul Htite co-founded Lending Club, the world's largest and benchmarking peer-to-peer company, where he served as head of technology until 2011. In 2012, Soul Htite came to China and built Dianrong on basis of advanced technology and his expertise. Dianrong is now a leading Internet finance company that focuses on the online marketplace and banking solution services.
Soul Htite, Co-Founder of Lending Club, Founder and CEO, Dianrong.com
           
Keynote Dialogue:
Payment (R)evolution - Forging Ahead, Building Communities

Discussing which technology platforms, message standards, interoperability frameworks and business models will emerge as the leading next generation payment winners

Speakers/Panellists include:

  • Joel Yarbrough, Head of Corporate Development, GrabPay
  • Alvin Wong, Head of Regional Products, Samsung Pay
  • Rakesh Krishnamuti, Head of Large Enterprise Acquisition and Relationship Management, SEA, PayPal
Chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman & co-chaired by Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

10:30

Networking Break

 

Frictionless - Payments, Transactions and Supply Chain

Leadership in the Digital Economy

11:00

Making Cross-Border Payments more Seamless and Frictionless
A report on the outcomes from the first phase of Swift’s Global Payments Innovation Initiative and what lies ahead in future rollouts.

  • What are the key characteristics and parameters of the first phase of the initiative?
  • Are early indicators pointing towards GPII as a true initiative at modernization and innovation, or is shaping out to be a safeguard action by a financial giant to stay relevant?
  • How do we move forward and future implications?

Speakers/Panellists include:

  • Jan Luebke, Head of Market Management Asia, Institutional Cash Management, Deutsche Bank
  • Shekhar Bhandari, Senior EVP & Business Head, Global Transaction Banking & Precious Metals, Kotak Mahindra
  • Stéphan Levieux, Head of Deposit, Payments and Cash Management Strategy, Hang Seng Bank
Chaired by James Cullen, former SVP, Wells Fargo

Where Banks Fear to Tread - Providing Market Access and Credit to a Growing ASEAN Region through Non-banks and P2P Technology

  • Access: How non-banks, P2P and crowd financing platforms even out the barriers of entry to banking service
  • Overhauling credit assessment: Does the market need an alternative means of credit scoring rather than conservative banking models?
  • Tapping into excess wealth in Asia and channeling it towards unbanked sectors

Speakers/Panelists include:

  • Jinesh Patel, Partner, Dymon Asia
  • Mohammed Abas, Co-Founder, One Lyst
  • Jefferson Chen, CEO, Advanced.ia
  • Greg Krasnov, MD, Forum Capital

Chaired by Sam Ahmed, MD, Deriv Asia

12:00

Luncheon

13:30

Panel Discussion: Deploy or Die - From the Innovation Labs into Your Customer Delivery Infrastructure
Until this decade, incumbents were often protected from disruptive innovation by the slower pace of adoption. However, this decade witnessed the ability to pervasively deploy innovation into the real world at an unprecedented low cost, eroding the advantages of incumbents who control the power, money and authority.

  • Discussing interesting use cases of robotics process automation, artificial intelligence and chatbots
  • How new technology have radically redefined the new supply chain and customer service
  • Challenges in deployment - from creating innovation labs, to workforce management and getting fundings

Speakers/Panellists include:

  • Raju Nair, MD- Regional Head Customer Journey Experience, DBS Bank
  • Satoshi Tateyama, Head of Innovation Centre, Digital Transformation, MUFG
Chaired by Matt Dooley, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

From Enterprise hosting to Cloud - Is this the Future of Banking Technology?

  • From enterprise hosting to cloud services: Will banks go lean towards a plug and pay model?
  • Why most banks are looking to move their treasury businesses to cloud by 2020.
  • Vendors disrupted: Why traditional vendors need to reinvent their models and move towards leaner and agile offerings

Speakers/Panelists include:

  • Nick Walton, Head of ASEAN, Amazon Web Services
  • Karim Chabane, Director, Collateral Services, Citi
  • ChiouHao Chan, APAC MD, Mambu

Chaired by Conor Cunningham, CEO, ACUO

14:30

Our Journey from Data to Products to Deeper Engagement
Case studies from a variety of industries share how the use of data enabled them to track customers from transaction to behaviour to an intimate understanding.

  • Going Beyond Customer Relationship Management (CRM): Why Customer Experience Matters Even More in the Digital Economy
  • Transforming your approach to enhance digital marketing possibilities
  • Discussing your loyalty program - Using data and analytics to enrich your knowledge of customer preferences, deepen customer relationships and seek to generate repeat sales

Speakers/Panellists include:

  • Olivier Berthier, Co-founder & CEO, Moneythor
  • Natividad Alejo, EVP, Consumer Banking Group Head, Bank of the Philippine Islands
  • Stephanie Myers, VP, Customer Strategy, Experience and Loyalty, Prudential Assurance
  • Dariusz Trocyszyn, Consultant, Corporate Banking, Comarch
Chaired by James Cullen, former SVP, Wells Fargo

Cryptocurrency or Digitalized Assets on Blockchain- How are Banks and Authorities Reacting in Asia?

  • Are crypto currencies making a comeback?
  • Are financial institutions in Asia ready to use Blockchain: Where is the lowest hanging fruit?
  • Blockchain and existing infrastructures: What happens to custodians after blockchain is implemented?

Speakers/Panelists include:

  • Mike Kayamori, CEO, Quoine Corporation
  • Marcelo Garcia Casil, CEO, DX Markets
  • Ganesh Iyer, SVP, Product Development, HSBC Securities Services
  • John Bailon, CEO, Satoshi Citadel Industries, Philippines
  • R Vivekanand, VP & Co-Head, TCS Financial Solutions

Chaired by Thomas McMahon, CEO, Pan Asia Clearing Enterprise

15:30

Networking Break

16:00

Closing Re-Imagination Session
Reimagining the future of money
Based on all that has been discussed in this Summit, Emmanuel Daniel and Gordian Gaeta will lead the entire conference in re-imagining what the successful financial institution should look like. A session not to be missed.

Imagination Panel

  • Kapil Jain, co-founder, Stanford University Advanced Fintech Lab
  • Janos Barberis, Founder, SuperCharger and FinTech Hong-Kong, Co-editor of the FinTech and RegTech Book

Chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman & co-chaired by Gordian Gaeta, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

17:00

Close of Conference Day Two

  KEYNOTE SPEAKER

  SPEAKERS

  Moderators

Agenda & Speaking Opportunities:

Jeremy Sim

jsim@theasianbanker.com

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