Past Speakers
Keynote Speaker:

Tony Chew
Director and Specialist Advisor
Monetary Authority of Singapore


On 1st May 2011, Tony was appointed to a newly created role as Director (Specialist Advisor) for information technology security and risk management at MAS. He joined MAS in 1999 to head up the Technology Risk Supervision Division. His responsibilities included the development of strategies, programmes, standards and guidelines for the purpose of regulating and supervising financial institutions in respect of technology risk management requirements and information security processes. He managed and led a team of technology risk specialists who conducted onsite inspections and offsite reviews to monitor the risk management capabilities and the effectiveness of information systems security practices prevailing in the financial sector.

He began his professional career as a Chartered Accountant in Australia, specialising in financial accounting, computer auditing and information systems consulting. He had also held senior management positions in the banking industry and private sector. Chew is actively engaged in conducting workshop sessions and speaking at seminars on banking systems security and technology risk management in America, AsiaPacific and Europe. Chew is also a regular keynote speaker at international conferences and global forums.

Keynote Speaker:

Philip Winckle
Senior Adviser to the Chief Risk Officer
Skandinaviska Enskilda Bank

Philip Winckle is slated to take the post of Executive Director for PECDC, an organization he has been instrumental in making a reality. The PECDC is a cooperative banking association that collects and shares credit default data. He is currently Senior Adviser to the Chief Risk Officer at Skandinaviska Enskilda Bank, joining the bank in 2003. He set up of the Group Risk Control Department for Skandinaviska Enskilda Bank in Sweden in 2007 and achieved Basel II advanced IRB certification for SEB in 2011. His 30 year career in banking has seen him in various credit and risk roles across Australia, Asia and Europe, notably including workout roles in the Australian property disaster in the early 1990s and the Asian financial crisis of 1997-2000.

Keynote Speaker:


Dr Steven Miller
Vice Provost (Research) and Dean, School of Information Systems Singapore Management University (SMU)

Steven Miller is the founding dean of the School of Information Systems (SIS) at Singapore Management University (SMU) and also serves as executive steering committee member of Living Analytics Research Centre (LARC). He is SMU’s Executive Champion for building Analytics for Business, Consumer and Social Insight into a globally recognized, university-wide Area of Excellence. Previously Dr Miller held senior positions in technology, management and consulting with Fujitsu Ltd in both Japan and the US; RWD Technologies in the US; and IBM Global Services

Keynote Speaker:


Oliver Chen
Deputy Director of Education and Industry Outreach, National University (NUS) of Singapore’s Risk Management Institute (RMI)

Dr Oliver Chen is currently the Deputy Director of Education and Industry Outreach at the National University (NUS) of Singapore’s Risk Management Institute (RMI) since 2005. He is also the deputy lead of the Credit Research Initiative (CRI) at RMI, a large scale project that is driving research and development in the critical area of credit risk. The CRI is a unique research project whose objectives include to advance the state-of-the-art in credit risk analytics and to disseminate assessments of credit quality for exchange-listed firms around the globe on a timely basis and free of charge. It also focuses on an operational component with daily updated probabilities of default for nearly 30,000 exchange-listed companies from around the world.

Keynote Speaker:

Scott Thiel
Foreign Legal Consultant
DLA Piper, Hong Kong

Scott Thiel is the Foreign Legal Consultant of DLA Piper (Hong Kong) since 2011. He is also location head of the Intellectual Property, and Technology team. Scott specializes in the areas of outsourcing and complex technology transactions, advising both users and suppliers of IT, outsourcing services and in relation to all aspects of the procurement process. Scott advises clients across a range of sectors including technology, banking, transport, energy and sport. Scott is identified as a leading IT and outsourcing lawyer by all of the leading legal directories, including the Legal 500 and Chambers.

Keynote Speaker:

Álvaro Morón Alonso
Innovation Manager,
Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria

Álvaro Morón is currently innovation manager at BBVA, discovering and anticipating new global trends, setting up agreements with leading institutions and innovators around the world supporting the development of innovation projects. He joined the Innovation team at BBVA from Microsoft Corporation USA, where he was leading the business, marketing and strategy for Cloud Services, for the Latin America region.

Keynote Speaker:

Michael Finegold
Assistant Professor Carnegie Mellon University

Michael Finegold is a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Statistics at Carnegie Mellon University and is posted for one year at the Living Analytics Research Centre.  His research is focused on modelling consumer preferences and inferring latent network structures.  At LARC he is working on experimental design and analysis for social networks in online communities, telecommunications, and entertainment services. He has worked as a management consultant in the US, UK, and Hong Kong for several years.



Eric Sandosham
Managing Director & Head of Asia Pacific Decision Management
Citibank N.A.

Eric Sandosham has been Managing Director and Head of Citibank’s Decision Management function for Asia Pacific since May 2010 and oversees a team of 300 people embedded across 14 countries. Prior to that, he was the South-East Asia and Singapore head of the function.

In 2004, he assumed the reigns of his prior business analytics unit, and transformed it into the current Decision Management function. By 2008, he was appointed as the South-East Asia head of the function. A Citibanker since 1995, Sandosham has spent much of his time shaping and honing the analytics function into its current leadership position. His first four years at Citibank were in marketing, then moving on to set up the Retail Analytics function where he spearheaded the discipline of sales incentive modeling and analysis.


Zainal Adnan Zakaria
Regional Head, Compliance
Maybank Kim Eng

Zainal Adnan Zakaria is the Regional Head of Compliance at Maybank Kim Eng.  His areas of coverage include global wholesale banking, investment banking, equity broking and equity/commodity derivatives.

Prior to this, he spent 12 years at JPMorgan as Country Head of Compliance and was responsible for all compliance functions in Malaysia. He was also a Director at JPMorgan Securities (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd,

Zainal has more than 17 years of compliance/regulatory experience in various financial and capital market sectors.


Mark Bands
Data Stream Lead, OTC Derivatives Program,
ANZ Institutional Bank

Mark has crafted a comprehensive career in the reference data space over the last 10 years, being one of the few people in the industry who has gained reference data experience from the Data Vendor (Reuters), Information Technology architecture and delivery (Macquarie Securities), strategic change and governance (Credit Suisse) and BAU Operations (ANZ) contexts.  Mark is equally at home engaging all levels of discussion on the subject matter; from granular aspects such as data field mapping to broader industry-wide strategic challenges like LEI.


Amit Ramesh Punjabi
Customer Experience Program Manager,
Standard Chartered Bank

Amit Punjabi is one of team member responsible for the Customer Experience Management System implementation at Standard Chartered Bank. Punjabi studied Chartered Accountancy at the Institute of Chartered Accountants, India. He joined Standard Chartered Bank in 2001, as an Auditor. He is an expert in implementing retail banking front end solutions and enhancing productivity, with experience in audit, operations, product management, project implementation and system development. In addition to his CEMS responsibilities, Punjabi is leading customer’s service requests initiative automation efforts. His team develops methodologies to achieve Straight Through Processing, reducing turnaround time and improving operational process.


Yorgos Moschovis
Head, Business Intelligence & Analytics

Yorgos Moschovis is currently head of business intelligence and analytics for SingTel’s consumer marketing division. He has had a hand in all aspects of direct and analytical marketing for more than 20 years. From modelling and data mining to campaign management and optimisation, his role in both consulting and line management span 5 different industries over 8 countries. Prior to SingTel, Moschovis was at OCBC as vice president of regional analytics development, a function that aimed at spreading the use of analytics to other OCBC geographies and Great Eastern. Before that, he was with Unica and had provided CRM advice for companies such as Siam Commercial Bank, AmBank, HDFC Bank, AXA, China Mobile, Digi, Vodafone, and AIS.


Mike Sherman
Head, Living Analytics, Group Digital Life,

Mike Sherman currently leads the use and integration of customer data and market research data to help SingTel’s newly formed Group Digital Life Division develop and market new digital products.  His team works to help create personalized and relevant product and service experiences through R&D on new data and new data sources. In the past, he spent 17 years with McKinsey doing marketing consulting, based in New York and Hong Kong. Mike was also Global Head of Knowledge Management for Synovate where he led efforts to improve the value clients obtain from research. Sherman began his career at Procter & Gamble where he managed both new and established brands.


Luca Griseri,
Head of Financial Services, Singapore & Malaysia,
The Nielsen Company

Luca Griseri heads the Financial Services division at Nielsen Singapore and Malaysia. During his eleven year career in the UK & South East Asia, Griseri has developed extensive experience in different types of research, including branding, customer satisfaction/loyalty, segmentation and pricing, as well as qualitative research. He strongly believes that market research makes the voice of the consumers heard within the clients’ organizations. Luca is passionate about assisting clients in implementing the research findings.


Jason Rose
Head, Business Intelligence Solution Marketing

Jason Rose is head of business intelligence solution marketing at SAP, leading the go to market activities on premise and cloud based BI solutions. With over 12 years of experience in BI and performance management Rose is able to drive crisp customer communications, tailor market messages and grow SAP’s thought leadership position in BI. Joining Business Objects in 2005, he has been helping customers solve critical business issues through the application of information and putting in place the right incentives. Jason is a frequent speaker at conferences, and analyst events on analytics and the impact of information on corporate performance and decision making.


Saloni P Ramakrishna
Principal Architect, Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications
Oracle Financial Services

Saloni Ramakrishna is the principal architect for analytical applications at Oracle Financial Services Software, interacting with senior management of banks as well as senior regulators across South Asia, the Asia Pacific region and Japan in the risk and compliance space. She has addressed national and international banking and finance forums like GARP, and The Asian Banker events on industry trends surrounding compliance, risk management and business analytics and presented papers at national and international seminars and meetings. Her articles have been published in pan-regional newspapers and magazines and she has been quoted extensively in newspapers, journals and TV interviews. 


Charles Hough
Senior Vice President & GM APAC

Charles Hough is currently senior vice president & GM APAC, for Lithium, driving and managing the growth of Lithium’s business in the Asia-Pacific market. Previously, Charles led the Partner Services team at Yahoo, helping its customers achieve their business goals with Yahoo's monetization products. He also held multiple leadership roles at Interwoven, helping the company grow from a start-up to a recognized leader in enterprise content management, leading some of the largest deployments of Interwoven's solutions.


Isaac Jacob
Vice President, Enterprise Services

Isaac Jacob is vice president in Fusionex’s Enterprise Practice Group and has more than 13 years of experience in software development and banking. He has experience in both business consulting and technical expertise across countries such as the United States, Singapore, Malaysia, Holland, France, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom. Jacob has implemented various large scale projects including Business Intelligence/ Enterprise Data warehouse solutions across diverse industries. Prior to joining Fusionex, Jacob was a manager in Standard Chartered Bank, and has also worked in Willowglen, a public listed ICT company.


Ivan Teh
Managing Director

Ivan is currently managing director of Fusionex, where along with other members of senior management, he strategizes and charts the direction of the group. He has over 15 years of experience in both early stage as well as public companies, with a very strong network to the enterprise ICT space, especially in Asia. He is an invited member of the Global Business Intelligence Advisory Council, and has experience across the United States, Europe, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia and other ASEAN countries. In the past, The has also managed teams in MNCs such as Hewlett Packard, Intel, Avanade and Accenture, where he last held managerial positions prior to Fusionex.


Ben Gaff
Director Customer Intelligence Practice
Experian Asia Pacific

Ben Gaff has 15 years of experience in a number of industry verticals including financial services, media and entertainment, telecommunications, retail, online gaming and FMCG in both the UK and Asia Pacific regions. He has worked in both line and consulting roles with many large organisations in consumer service markets to develop deep and actionable customer insights to transform their business performance. Based in Hong Kong, Gaff is a business transformation specialist who recently led a major business transformation project for a multi-national life insurance company that has driven 10-50% uplifts in repeat customer sales through agency and telemarketing campaigns.


Burak Alper
Director, SEA Operations
Experian Decision Analytics

Burak Alper is the operations director for Experian Decision Analytics SEA. With 14 years of association with the company, Alper has covered various levels consultancy, analytics, and systems, covering the full customer life cycle of consumer and SME portfolios. He has gained his experience through scoring, Basel II, application processing, customer management, collections, fraud, decision support systems, strategy definition, and credit bureaus, leading engagements in 18 countries across Asia, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe, delivering projects for more than 50 clients in banking, finance houses, financial services, credit cards, leasing, automotive loans, mortgage, and telecommunications sectors.


Shantanu Srivastava
Vice President South Asia

Shantanu is the Vice President-South Asia (ASEAN and SAARC) for MicroStrategy. He has 18 years of sales and management experience in the software industry, of which 11 years was spent in business intelligence and analytics.

Prior to this, Shantanu served as Business Unit Executive - Business Analytics Software at IBM (ASEAN). He joined IBM through its acquisition of Cognos where he spent 8 years in various sales management roles based out of Singapore and Hong Kong. He had previously worked at Hyperion Solutions, Reuters and Ramco Systems.


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