Mr. Nguyen Toan Thang, Secretary General, Vietnam Banks Association
Nguyen Toan Thang started his career in 1979 in State Bank of Vietnam and held different key positions in various areas such as bank credit, monetary policy, research, training, and many more. Thang was then in charge of IT and payment system in SBV for a long period of time. He was the deputy governor of State Bank of Vietnam before joining Vietnam Banks’ Association in July 2016 as secretary general.
Mr. Claude Spiese, Co-Founder and former CEO of Timo, General Director of Link Development LLC
Claude is a Fintech Builder, an entrepreneurial executive with focus on digital banking in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. Claude built and launched Timo, Vietnam's first digital bank, in one year, and then ran Timo for one year with rapid customer acquisition, deposit taking, and product development, and led a successful Series A fund raising round. There after he joined the BOD and focused on regional expansion. Claude is currently consulting and preparing his next venture.
Mr. Nguyen Kim Anh, Deputy Governor, State Bank of Vietnam
Mr. Nguyen Kim Anh is the Deputy Governor, and Chairman of Science and Technology Board; Chairman of Payment Board; Head of SBV Fintech Steering Committee, State Bank of Vietnam since 2015 and responsible for Supporting the Governor in authorized areas, including: Banking system restructuring and bad debt resolution; banking system restructuring and bad debt resolution, Credit information system, deposit insurance, Financial Sector Modernization and Information Management System Project; as well as Technical assistance projects in banking supervision. Within 2011 till 2015 he was the Director General of Personnel Department, State Bank of Vietnam. Prior to this, between “2007 – 2011” he held a position of a Vice President of Banking Academy of Vietnam for twenty years.
Ms. Devanshi Patani, Financial Inclusion Lead - Asia and the Pacific, MIX
Devanshi Patani is a financial inclusion expert working with MIX. She is responsible for research, strategy building, development and end to end implementation of financial inclusion data mapping projects for developing countries in Asia and the Pacific region. Her leadership showcases her ability to build professionally collaborative relationships and close working with key stakeholders like regulators, policy makers, funders and financial service providers of various countries in the region. Devanshi has trained various partner networks, MFIs and other stakeholders on financial inclusion measurement, microfinance data reporting and analysis. Moreover, she is also leading financial and operational data reporting of MFIs of the East Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining MIX, Devanshi worked with an S&P Global Company, CRISIL where she was responsible for development and implementation of banking solutions for Domestic and International Banks in credit risk domain.
Mr. Rahul Tyagi, Co-Founder & Vice President,Lucideus
Rahul Tyagi is presently the VP, Lucideus. He is an expert in cyber security training and has held multiple pieces of training starting from the top leadership of Fortune 500 companies. Rahul Tyagi is a known figure in Indian News with contribution as an expert advisor in cyber security topic and featured in various news tech print media and TV channels like Zee News,CNBC Awaaz, India News, NDTV, NDTV Prime, NDTV 24x7, The Guardian UK,The Times of India, Economic Times, DainikJagran , Gizmodo, Digit Magazine. With over a decades' experience in cyber training, he has also helped various cybercrime cells and intelligence agencies across the country in critical cases. Having 37000+ Twitter Followers on Twitter Mr. Rahul Tyagi is one of the most followed information security public figure in India and followed by a huge number of young minds who want to have cyber security as a career.
Mr. Huy Nguyen Trieu, CEO, The Disruptive Group
Huy Nguyen Trieu is the CEO of The Disruptive Group, a business builder and advisory firm in innovation and finance. He has navigated between startups and large organizations, from CEO of a startup to Managing Director in international banks, from mentor to entrepreneurs to Entrepreneurship Expert at Oxford. He is the co-founder of CFTE, the Centre for Finance, Technology and Entrepreneurship, whose objective is to help people understand our fast changing world, improve their skills and find opportunities. He writes the blog Disruptive Finance, is an Associate Fellow at Oxford Said Business School, a Fintech Fellow at the Centre for Global Finance and Technology at Imperial College, and a board member of Fintech HK. He is also a founding member of the Asian SuperCharger, one of the largest Fintech accelerators in Asia. Prior to The Disruptive Group, Huy was a Managing Director at Citi, and previously at RBS and SG. Before banking, he was the CEO of Ukibi, a VC-funded startup in the US.
Mr. David Gyori, CEO, Banking Reports London
David Gyori, CEO of Banking Reports London is currently a globally renowned fintech consultant, trainer, author and keynote speaker. He is a founding member of the World FinTech Association and faculty member of the Retail Banking Academy (London), one of the most prestigious banker-training facilities globally. He serves on the advisory of multiple fintech companies in the United Kingdom. Also, he is co-author of ‘The FINTECH Book’.
Mr. Sandeep Deobhakta, Head, Retail Banking, VP Bank
Sandeep Deobhakta is the head of retail banking at VP Bank. VP Bank has ambitious plans to be one of the top 3 retail banks in Vietnam through rapid growth and transformation. Prior to his current role, he had lived and worked in many other countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the US. His previous roles include consumer banking, wealth management and transformation roles at various international financial institutions including Citibank, Standard Bank, Barclays, Shinsei Bank and AIA Group.
Mr. Karthik Iyer, CEO, Founder & Chairman, BlockchainMonk
Karthik Iyer is a globally recognized expert in Blockchain and fintech. He is the India ambassador of the world’s largest think tank on decentralized technologies such as the Blockchain, and P2P. He is the Founder of India’s first end-to-end Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Research firm BlockchainMonk. He spent over a decade in Scandinavia and he advises and mentors various Blockchain, DAO & AI companies around the globe. Karthik is a serial entrepreneur and founded India’s first applied Artificial Intelligence and social discovery company in the matching space. He has a broad array of skills in over a dozen technologies and has built, scaled and deployed cutting edge fintech solutions for fortune 100 companies; Karthik worked for leading technology firms such as Red Hat, Novell, Sun Microsystems and advised CXO's of global banks in technology strategy and scaling. He has been researching DLT’s since 2009 at the P2PFoundation.
Mr. Malikkhan Kotadia, Mentor, The FinLab.com
Kotadia is a senior global banker, financial technology (fintech) expert, futurist, spiritualist, acclaimed author and community builder. In his 18-year-long career, he has managed global roles in leading multinational banks, run billion dollar businesses in various markets and driven key innovations in the financial services industry. He spent nearly 14 years at Citibank in varied roles in digital banking, e-payments and innovations, and was last SVP-global digital transformation. Prior to this, he headed digital marketing for the global consumer bank and the merchant payments product for Citi India. Kotadia is a passionate digital evangelist, futurist and and a sought-after keynote speaker, panellist and moderator at leading fintech, digital & emerging tech conferences across Asia Pacific. He is also mentor at a leading fintech accelerator in Singapore, and is advisor to some exciting global start-ups across fintech, IoT, AI, blockchain, big data and edutech.