Future of Finance, Indonesia 2018

Thursday, 30th August 2018


Registration & morning networking


Welcome Note:
Ho Danny Hartono
, Secretary General, Perbanas (Indonesian Banks Association); and President Director, Bank Multiarta Sentosa

Opening Address:
Sukarela Batunanggar
, Deputy Commissioner, Otoritas Jasa Keuangan (OJK)

International Keynote:
Dinis Guarda
, CEO & Founder, Ztudium; one of the 30 most influential people in the Blockchain space around the world

Leadership Dialogue:
Indonesia’s financial services and technology shift in the coming years
Understanding the opportunity for Indonesia to become an innovation-led economy is a must. Emerging industries such as on-demand work and fintech are bringing people into the financial system and the formal economy, while Indonesia’s young and tech-savvy population is primed to adopt new technologies faster than its counterparts in the developed world. The speakers will be joined by a forward-looking panel to discuss:

  • The opportunities and challenges in Indonesia’s financial sector
  • What will Indonesia’s regulators and businesses need to build a robust innovation ecosystem?
  • How can the country establish consistent and nationwide regulations that make it easier to do business?

Speakers/Panellists include:

  • Dinis Guarda, CEO & Founder, Ztudium; and one of the 30 most influential people in the Blockchain space around the world
  • Yoyo Cahyadi, Senior Vice President, Head of Treasury, Bank Tabungan Pensiunan Nasional (BTPN)
  • Adrian Gunadi, Co-Founder & CEO, Investree
  • Malikkhan Kotadia, Co-founder and Chairman, Finnovation Labs and Co-founder, Global Blockchain Advisory Foundation

Session chaired by Foo Boon Ping, Managing Editor, The Asian Banker


Networking break


Digital payments enabling better economic opportunity and financial health
The role of digital payments in our lives is rapidly evolving, and it has a positive impact on the welfare of individuals and businesses; but the ripple effect on the economy is even more dominant. The session looks at the future of payments in Indonesia.

  • How ready are Indonesians, including the unbanked, for digital payments?
  • Is Go-Jek ready to rule the e-money transactions with GO-PAY?
  • What are the opportunities for international players?
  • Navigating the changing payments landscape
  • Can the fintech sector create agile, relevant and long-lasting payment solutions?
  • Discovering the next frontier for global frictionless payments

Speakers/Panellists include:

  • Elisa Majasari Halim, Transaction Banking Product Head, Bank Danamon Indonesia
  • Tyler Aveni, Head of International Partnerships, Products & Innovation, WeBank (Tencent)
  • Amir Mirza, Executive Vice President – Head of Cash Management, Bank CIMB Niaga
  • Malek Mroueh, Regional Head Asia, Middle East & Africa, TSYS International
  • Dinesh Verma, Vice President and Head, Product Management - Transaction Banking, Nucleus Software

Session chaired by David Gyori, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker




Indonesia’s plan for blockchain technology
Several state-owned banks and government entities are working on blockchain-based applications, and the country’s financial regulator, OJK, has even encouraged its use.

  • Can Indonesia fully embrace blockchain technology?
  • How are traditional financial players responding to the challenge from fintechs?
  • Where do blockchain technology service providers see growth and potential in Indonesia?

Speakers/Panellists include:

  • Pandu Sastrowardoyo, Secretary General, Blockchain Association of Indonesia
  • Karthik Iyer, CEO, Founder & Chairman, BlockchainMonk
  • Malikkhan Kotadia, Co-founder and Chairman, Finnovation Labs and Co-founder, Global Blockchain Advisory Foundation

Session chaired by David Gyori, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker


Briefing on the Indonesia Awards Programme 2018 and Key Trends - Retail, Risk and Technology

  • Awards programme: Process, methodology and scorecards
  • Overview of the Indonesia retail banking market
  • Key findings from the awards programme
  • Best practices in Indonesia (based on submissions)

David Gyori, International Resource Director, The Asian Banker


Indonesia and its road towards financial inclusion
The range of choices available to get a loan or transfer money or pay the bills has expanded tremendously with the presence of digital payments in the Indonesian market. This session looks at how some of these winners in the industry managed to revolutionize financial services and contribute to a more financially inclusive society.

  • Looking at different platforms that arise in lending, crowdfunding, and money transfers
  • Successful collaboration models between financial institutions: The case of Go-Jek and Bank Rakyat Indonesia (BRI)
  • Extending credit through the supply chain

Speakers/Panellists include:

  • Kaspar Situmorang, Executive Vice President, Bank Rakyat Indonesia
  • Aidil Zulkifli, Co-Founder & CEO, UangTeman
  • Michel Hamilton, Chief Transformation Officer, Rabobank Indonesia
  • Jackal Ma, Co-founder & Partner, Tongdun Technology
  • Akshay Garg, Co-founder and CEO, FinAccel

Session chaired by Aman Singh Kler, Research Analyst, The Asian Banker


Networking break


Fintech Innovation Showcase
Case studies from fintech players as well as bank internal innovation departments demonstrating outstanding creativity and potential in the market in the following areas:

  • Financial inclusion
  • Blockchain and distributed ledgers
  • Bitcoin applications
  • Peer-to-peer lending platforms
  • Banking through wearable technology
  • Online and mobile platform

Speakers/Panellists include:

  • Leslie Lim, Co-founder, Cicil.co.id
  • Christian Linting, Founder & CEO, Wallezz Finansial Teknologi
  • Teddy Setiawan Tee, Founder & CEO, PT Cashlez Worldwide Indonesia

Session chaired by Foo Boon Ping, Managing Editor, The Asian Banker


Closing remarks


End of conference

*Please note that this is a working agenda and topics and speakers will be updated frequently.

For more information or inquiries, please contact
Anna Farell Roca
Programme Manager
The Asian Banker
Tel: (+86) 10 58694642