23-25 April 2013 | Jakarta, Indonesia


The Bank Technology Decision Makers Conference is the most influential event that brings together business-side and technology-side decision makers to benchmark and share developments with each other. Executives responsible for technology and innovation initiatives discuss their experiences in the selection, implementation and execution of technology and operations to enable the complex business processes of banks.

Key working sessions in this year’s Summit include:

  • Innovative cultures with new strategies in channels and distribution
  • Revisiting innovation in payments- as a utility or a revenue generating platform
  • Use of right data and analytics to gain competitive advantage
  • Changing customer behavior in a fast-paced technological era
  • Real time Low Value Payments: How quickly can we get there?
  • Big Data, unlocking the door to a new era
  • Core banking in the cloud: Where we are and where we should be taking it
  • Branch banking systems tackling obstacles to growth
  • Privacy, operational risk and security in the age of consolidation
  • Architecture behind delivery channels

Technology Decision Makers Conference is designed:

  • For Senior executives responsible for transformation and “change-the- bank” projects to share and compare their respective experiences.
  • For an opportunity for decision makers in financial institutions, ranging from CIOs, CTOs, heads of technology, innovation managers to business owners to understand how technology-enabled process changes can move their competitive capabilities to the next level.
  • As a platform for regulators to educate practitioners about recent and forthcoming financial industry regulations that have strong implication for technology and operations.
  • To share and compare experiences with collaborative learning through benchmarking and the sharing of developments.

The Format:

The sessions will be highly experiential with Opening and Closing Keynotes, Plenary sessions, Pre-conference workshops and other engaging formats so as to keep the learning highly interactive.

Speakers, Moderators & advisers

David Gledhill, MD & head of group technology and operations, DBS Bank
David Gledhill has over 25 years of experience with a profound understanding of the industry in Asia, managing over 5,000 staff across the region. He is focused on strengthening the bank's technology and infrastructure platform to drive greater resilience, organizational flexibility and innovation. David will be talking about the evolving role of CIOs and about the innovative cultures with new strategies in channels and distribution.

Sanjoy Sen, managing director, retail banking Asia Pacific, ANZ 
Sanjoy Sen is responsible for Driving ANZ’s retail business momentum across 21 countries in the Asia Pacific region. Bringing deep multi-market experience and knowledge to the table, Sen’s mandate is to develop strong connectivity across regional markets in the bank’s products and services delivery. With more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, Sen joined ANZ from Citigroup, where he held senior leadership roles spanning different business divisions including business management, sales,marketing, credit and risk. He was most recently managing director and consumer banking head for the Middle East, Pakistan and North Africa.

Sushil Kumar Mishra, DMD & CIO, State Bank of India
Sushil Kumar Mishra is the deputy managing director and chief information officer, State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest commercial Bank. He has been CIO of SBI since August 2012. Prior to this  Mishra was chief general manager in charge of the operations of the bank in the two states of Madhya Pradesh and Chhatisgarh, consisting of 1345 bank branches and 2040 ATMs. During his tenure of more than 36 years at SBI, Mishra held a number of important positions, including those of deputy general manager – Haryana Module, Circle Credit Officer – Chandigarh Circle, business head (cross selling) corporate centre. Mishra has also worked overseas at the offshore banking unit of the Bank at Bahrain.

Paul Cobban, chief operating officer, technology and operations, DBS Bank     
Paul Cobban oversees business transformation, operational excellence, customer experience, IT project office, procurement, real estate, operational risk and business continuity management at DBS Bank. Cobban joined DBS in 2009 as managing director for business transformation. Prior to joining DBS, Cobban spent 13 years at Standard Chartered Bank and held a number of key positions including global head of consumer bank operations, head of consumer bank transformation and global head of IT production services.

Akihiro Miyamoto, president director, Bank Resona Perdania
Akihiro Miyamoto was appointed president director of Bank Resona Perdania in February 2004. Joining the bank – previously known as Daiwa Bank – upon graduating from Keio University in 1978, Miyamoto has served in various capacities - as marketing head of the bank’s Singapore branch in 1987 and its international business division head in 2001.

Chris Skinner, chairman, Financial Services Club
Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club, which he founded in 2004.  He is the author of nine books covering everything from European regulations in banking through the credit crisis to the future of banking and is a regular commentator on BBC News, Sky News and Bloomberg about banking issues.

Eric Tachibana, Asia Pacific COO, chief technology office, UBS
Eric Tachibana's current role covers wealth management, investment banking and asset management.  Prior to this Tachibana was Asia Pacific region COO for banking, markets, and wealth management technology and operations for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. Following seven years as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley, Tachibana ran a successful private equity fund and continues to teach as an associate adjunct professor at the National University of Singapore business school.

Voranuch Dejakaisaya, head of technology, Bank of Ayudha
Voranuch Dejakaisaya has been working as since June 2009. Prior to this she worked in GE Capital Thailand for 11 years, with her last position before joining Bank of Ayudha as IT Leader-SEA Global banking, a role in which she was responsible for overseeing IT of GE Money in Thailand, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia and Hong Kong. Dejakaisaya has over 20 years of experience in IT banking and the finance industry.

Associate Professor Enoch Ch'ng, MSc MIT
Enoch Ch'ng is SMU's director of their school of information systems programs in financial services. In the past, Ch'ng has been the executive director of the specialist risk supervision department in the Monetary Authority of Singapore, and also a managing director at Singapore's DBS Bank. Ch'ng has 25 years of experience in risk management, IT and management functions.  His expertise includes preparing trainees for financial services technology and operation roles, focusing on delivery methods, tools and the learning environment.

Raymond Leung, group chief operating officer, Alliance Bank Malaysia
Raymond Leung joined Alliance Bank as Group Chief Operating Officer in January 2011. He oversees the operations, technology and various support functions of the Bank, and is instrumental in developing key strategies that encompass all aspects of the Bank’s business to drive growth. This includes product support, talent development, customer services and delivery. Prior to joining Alliance Bank, Mr. Leung had gained a diverse wealth of experience with over 30 years in Citigroup, with assignments in Hong Kong, Toronto, New York and Singapore. He held key positions in both country and regional capacities for operations, technology, internal audit and product management.

Tham Ming Soong, adjunct professor, National University of Singapore & former group chief risk officer, UOB Bank
Ming Soong spent 30 years as a banker and regulator in Canada and Singapore. He was UOB's CRO from 2005-2012, providing strategic risk management directions and overseeing credit, market, liquidity and operation risks for UOB's banking, fund management and insurance businesses. Until the end 2010 he chaired the Association of Banks of Singapore's risk management standing committee, and the risk management working group of the Institute of Banking and Finance. He is now focused on advisory and consulting in enterprise risk management, with specific interests in big data and high performance computing. 

Kanchan Nijasure, director & chief information officer, Bank Danamon Indonesia 
Kanchan Nijasure is responsible for designing Bank Danamon’s IT vision and strategy in close alignment with the bank's business strategy. He has put in place an IT end-state blueprint and roadmap to build a world class IT platform for the bank. Nijasure also leads Bank Danamon’s IT Steering Committee and is a member of the Risk Management Committee. Beforejoining Bank Danamon in 2004 as Chief Technology Officer, Nijasure held a number of senior management positions in different divisions within Citigroup

Devabalan Theyventheran, Director, Transformation Office and Business Process Development, CIMB Group
Director at CIMB Group’s Transformation Office and Business Process Development division, Devabalan Theyventheran’s role entails program management and implementation of the group's strategic projects, as well as driving operational synergy across various areas through business process reengineering initiatives. Devabalan is also responsible for the operations and methods, process quality and reengineering, and policy and control functions of the group.

Pranav Seth, head, e-business & business transformation, global consumer financial services, OCBC Bank
Pranav Seth currently leads the digital banking strategy for OCBC Banks' consumer franchise. In this role, he is responsible for enabling the full potential of all digital and digital-enabled consumer touch points.  He has led the customer-centric and design-thinking transformation of OCBC's consumer online and mobile banking propositions achieving significant improvement in usage, satisfaction and revenue generation. 

Alexander Escucha, senior vice president, China Banking Corporation, Philippines
Alex Escucha is responsible for strategic planning, investor relations, marketing services, public relations, strategic marketing and customer aspects of IT in China Banking Corp, the first privately owned bank in the Philippines. With over 25 years of banking experience across multiple disciplines, he has management expertise ranging from strategy formulation to project implementation. He has also served as chairman of the Federation of ASEAN Economic Associations.

YB Hariantono, CIO,  Bank International Indonesia
YB Hariantono is currently CIO of Bank International Indonesia, a subsidiary of Maybank Group, the largest bank in Malaysia. In a banking career spanning 22 years, Hariantono has had various experiences in the consumer banking business, leading sales and distribution groups, e-banking business and consumer credit underwriting. Within IT, major tasks accomplished by Hariantono include core banking system replacement implementation, core banking system and data centre consolidation, as well as an IT integration project for the merger of five Indonesian banks.
Marie Ito, Operating Director, Bank Resona Perdania
 As operating director, Marie Ito leads Bank Resona Perdania’s risk management division, system and general affair division, and business division. Prior to joining Bank Resona Perdania, Ito spent considerable time with accounting firm Arthur Andersen Jakarta and Citibank Jakarta.
Endra Halim, core application management group head, Bank Central Asia
Endra Halim is currently Core Application Management Group Head at Bank Central Asia. He leads the bank’s strategic projects and heads a team involved in maintaining and developing core applications for Bank Central Asia. Halim’s job includes exploring and implementing new technologies at the bank. Before joining the bank, Halim held key positions in Inti Salim Corporation and Caltex Pacific Indonesia.

Eric Tan, head of channels & implementation, ANZ 
Eric Tan currently heads the channels and implementation of payments and cash management Asia, at ANZ Banking Group based in Singapore. He is responsible for delivery of corporate electronic banking platform development and also heads up a team managing client implementation on transaction banking solution. Earlier in his ca0072eer, Eric delivered a number of payment and receivables solutions integrating with SAP that help improve the productivity and efficiency for his bank’s customers. One of his deals delivered comes with 25000 payments daily, and the integration of e-banking solution with ERP significantly enhanced the operational aspect of the client working capital.

Mahesh Ranade, SVP, Bank Mandiri
Mahesh Ranade is currently senior vice president at PT Bank Mandiri (Persero) Tbk. Mahesh has rich experience in strategy formulation and execution in both wholesale and consumer areas. At Bank Mandiri, Mahesh has set up a new group that manages strategic technology projects working closely with different businesses in the bank. He has 17 years of experience in the industry and has worked in software companies, consulting firms and banks. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree and Masters in Management from University of Mumbai, India.
Ryoji Fukaya, president & CEO, NTT Data Asia Pacific
 As president and CEO of NTT Data Asia Pacific, Ryoji Fukaya focuses on offering innovative IT solution and services for clients, directing 1,000 professionals in the region and leveraging 10,000 resources in India. Having held key posts across various business functions, Fukaya has accomplished system integration projects in the US for Japanese banks and executed business management of Japanese bank subsidies in Australia.
Richard Davies, director APAC, global product business, CGI
Richard Davies is responsible for CGI Payments and AML products business in the Asia Pacific region. He has a career that spans over 30 years in the Payments industry working for blue chip companies such as American Express, Thomas Cook Group, Logica and CGI.  He has enjoyed a number of roles in performance engineering, strategic marketing and business development and in conducting his duties has worked in the US and Canada, Western Europe, South Africa and Asia Pacific. His business focus in CGI is payments and sanctions screening.

Matthew Talbot, senior vice president, mCommerce, SAP
Matthew Talbot was named senior vice president of Sybase 365’s Mobile Commerce division in 2004. Prior to joining Sybase, Talbot was attached to MIG (Mobile Internet Group) as CEO (2011), a leading wireless application service provider. Talbot also worked with Tattersall’s – a market leader in Australia's gaming and entertainment business - as marketing strategic planning manager, having led the development and launch of the company’s online and IVR-based gaming brands.

Eric Carlier, principal consultant, EMEA, TIBCO Software Inc. 
Eric Carlier is responsible for all client-related consultancy that includes sales consultancy activities in marketing, alliances, professionalservices, pre-sales support and direct sales for TIBCO Software Inc. For the last five years, Carlier has focused on working with telecommunication firms, banks and payment services providers across various regions such as the US,Europe, Africa, Middle-East and South-East Asia, in shaping next generationpayment services. Prior to TIBCO Software, Eric started his career as a software consultant with Accenture in 1996.

Marc Mathenz, SVP, head of Asia Pacific, First Data Corporation 
Marc Mathenz is responsible for First Data Corporation’s operations in the Asia Pacific region, with interests in countries such as Australia, NewZealand, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Macau, India, China and Thailand. Prior to his role as First Data Corporation’s Asia Pacific head, Mathenz was CFO for the company’s Asia Pacific operations, and managed the finance function of the business. Prior to joining First Data Corporation, Mathenz held a number of senior management positions in companies such as Henderson Private Capital and Credit Suisse First Boston.

Craig Seebach, senior director, Verint
Craig Seebach is responsible for driving strategy and business objectives for the Back Office Practice at Verint. Seebach works with clients worldwide on workforce and process optimisation projects, bringing his diverse background in public accounting, banking, insurance and many other industries. Prior to his work with Verint, Seebach was senior manager in the financial services audit division and the held various positions within the consumer and corporate businesses of Citibank.

Albert M. Visscher, CRM sales lead, Asia Pacific, Microsoft 
Albert Visscher has more than 16 years of experience in sales, business development and marketing functions with some of the world’s most prestigious IT companies. Prior to joining Microsoft, Visscher was general manager (Asia) for SqwarePeg, where he was responsible for the firm’s sales, operational and strategic management. Prior to SqwarePeg, Albert served as marketing and business development director at Sterling Commerce – an IBM company.

Kenya Takekura, senior manager, NTT Data
Kenya Takekura is senior manager at NTT Data’s global business planning section for banks. Takekura launched the “Community Cloud Banking (CCB)” centre in Japan and has led multi-million dollar implementation projects with banking clients, while also spearheading the Japan's famed enterprise social networking service “Nexti”.
Rajesh BK, General Manager & Global Business Head for A&IM, Wipro Technologies
Rajesh BK is the general manager and global business head for analytics and information management (A & IM) at Wipro Technologies, focusing on banking. Rajesh has more than 17 years of experience in the IT industry, and is strategic advisor to many Fortune 500 banks focusing on analytics and information management. Rajesh has experience in delivering large transformational programs for leading banks. Additionally, he is also responsible for driving risk and compliance analytics solutions.

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