7th Fintech Innovation Forum & Insurtech Asia

“Our intuition about the future is linear. But the reality of information technology is exponential, and that makes a profound difference. If I take 30 steps linearly, I get to 30. If I take 30 steps exponentially, I get to a billion.”

Ray Kurzweil, author, inventor and futurist

The speed at which technology is changing the face of the financial services industry is exponential and impossible to ignore. As new FinTech and InsurTech companies pop-up all over the region, incumbent banks are feeling the heat more so than ever and recognising their integral need to offer innovative customer solutions.

Join your industry peers at the 7th Fintech Innovation Forum & Insurtech Asia in Singapore to find the answers to:

  • Benchmark against your best-in-class peers
  • Learn how incumbents can capitalise on FinTech partnerships
  • Hear from banks who have successfully applied API solutions 
  • Gain insights on developing a sustainable innovation plan
  • Evaluate the latest technologies from artificial intelligence, robo-advisors, predictive analytics and machine learning

Supported by Fintech Innovation - the region's premier finance technology publication dedicated to the banking, financial services and insurance sector, the forum will focus on how technology is shaping financial services and the innovations, strategies and business models currently in vogue.

With over 150 senior finance leaders and executives expected, this event will explore the issues that arise when finance and technology merge.

Make plans now to join the one day conference which integrates case studies, debates, panel discussions on Fintech and Insurtech topics including:

  • Exponential Innovation in Fintech Industry: The scope and opportunities
  • Cybersecurity in Fintech Revolution
  • Case Studies from Open Vault and Innovation Labs
  • Blockchain and Regulatory Conundrum
  • Artificial Intelligence and New Growth Opportunities
  • Cyber Insurance, UBI and Open Source APIs
  • Insurtech Best Practices

 

Who will attend?

  • Director       
  • President Director     
  • VP Product & Services Solution    
  • Enterprise Architect     
  • Blockchain Engineer     
  • Head of Innovation Sub-Committee   
  • CDO, CISO, COO, CTO, CIO, CEO, CFO
  • Financial Crime Technology Expert    
  • VP - Financial Technologies     
  • Institutional investors
  • Venture capitalists, investors
  • Head of strategy/commercial/services/transactions
  • Head of corporate/investment banking
  • Digital Analysts
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Testimonials
  • “Well organised and good content.”

    Senior Executive
    NTUC INCOME INSURANCE CO-OPERATIVE LTD
  • “Topics selected are current and relevant to my industry.”

    Manager, Compliance
    INDIA INTERNATIONAL INSURANCE PTE LTD
AGENDA
08:30
Registration and Welcome Coffee
09:00
Morning Conference Chair’s Opening Remarks
LIVING THROUGH THE FOURTH INDUSTRIAL REVOLUTION
09:10
KEYNOTE: Taking 30 Exponential Steps: The Path to Accelerated Success
Philipp Kristian Diekhöner
Fortune 500 Innovation and Digital Strategy Leader, Author - The Trust Economy,
WEF GLOBAL SHAPER
09:30
KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION: Building A Sustainable Environment to Support Exponential Innovation Across Asia

Banking, Financial Services & Insurance is a highly regulated industry with strict entry requirements which have historically protected existing incumbents and restricted innovation.

However, the exponential growth of information technology is forcing the industry into action as “old” models and processes are disrupted.

Whilst Singapore has become a hotbed for FinTech start-ups and technologically nimble incumbent players are starting to adapt to the fourth industrial revolution, regulators and policy makers remain in the driving seat - simultaneously supporting and inhibiting innovation.

In a world where 30 exponential steps are equal to a billion, how can they keep up with this exhausting speed of change and how do they see the future of FinTech & InsurTech in 2020 and beyond?

Panelists:
Jason Hsu
Legislator & Member of Parliament,
TAIWAN
Andy Disyadej
Former MD, Advisor,
THAI FINTECH ASSOCIATION (TFTA)
Moderator:
Malikkhan Kotadia
Co-Founder & Chief Mentor,
FINNOVATION LABS
10:00
DEBATE: Is Real Technological Innovation in Incumbents Possible?

Over the past few years many senior executives have made the move from incumbent banks to fintech start-ups in the name of achieving real technological innovation.

Thanks to tired legacy systems, lengthy internal buy-in processes and a culture adverse to risk-taking, some would argue that, at best, all incumbents should hope for is the ability to successfully apply innovation and should simply wait out the inevitable phenomenon that the tech giants and start-ups will eventually eat their lunch.

Innovation Advocate:
Guilhem Vincens
Head of Change & Innovation,
ABN AMRO BANK
Devil’s Advocate:
Rakesh Bhatia
Investor & Mentor,
STARTUPBOOTCAMP FINTECH
10:25
Networking Coffee Break
10:50
DEBATE: Are FinTech & Tech Companies Going to Eat Your Lunch?

The vast majority of FinTech companies exist to bridge a gap and help incumbents to reach and serve previously underserved markets. Or at least at the beginning.

As FinTechs become more successful and move into unicorn status, do they move from your partner to your enemy? Are they enablers or disrupters?

Collaboration Advocate:
Vikas Jain
Senior Director,
FUNDING SOCIETIES
Devil’s Advocate:
Walter de Oude
CEO,
SINGAPORE LIFE
11:15
Technology Presentation

HP INC.

11:35
FIRESIDE CHAT: The Future of Financial Crime Technology

During this session we break down the silos; exploring an integrated approach to transaction monitoring, sanctions/AML screening and adverse media screening. What are the practical uses of AI in an integrated approach? How can cryptocurrency transaction monitoring oversight reduce crypto de-risking? How can bank and public-sector information networks detect complex, cross border money laundering?

Richard Carrick
Regional Head of Financial Crime,
BARCLAYS
Interviewer:
Mona Zoet
CEO & Founder,
REGPAC REVOLUTION
12:00
Transforming Organisational Culture to Support Innovation & Strategy

Internal corporate culture can make or break your fintech strategy; many large-scale transformation initiatives have failed due to employees and leadership teams alike not being ready for change.

As such, is essential to devise a transformation strategy which both recognises and reflects the cultural barriers hindering change, and to tailor fintech strategy and execution in order to help overcome cultural challenges and encourage buy in over time.

Jennifer Doherty
Head of Innovation, Asia,
THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION LIMITED
12:20
Stepping Inside the Open Vault: How OCBC's FinTech & Innovation Lab is Driving their Transformation to a Bank of the Future
Altona Widjaja
Head of Fintech and Innovation Group,
THE OPEN VAULT OCBC BANK
12:40
Networking Lunch Break
ON THE PATH TO EXPONENTIAL INNOVATION
13:40
From Quick Wins to Big Deals: AXA’s Omni-Channel API Journey

The development of an Insurance-as-a-Service platform and API’s should be viewed as a business initiative; not an IT initiative.

From business model transformation and opportunities of ecosystem distribution and platform models, to understanding the journey towards becoming the first omni-channel and API organization to win big deals from quick wins – join this session and understand how you could implement IaaS into your own insurance organisation.

Tomasz Kurczyk
Digital Transformation Director,
AXA SINGAPORE
14:05
PANEL DISCUSSION: Blockchain: The Emerging Regulatory Landscape

Property is private, but its enforcement relies heavily on public authorities.

Crypto-currency can be seen as an expression of extreme technological libertarianism. Indeed, in a crypto economy both the economy and the ledgers are decentralised. Blockchains could take the state and any central source of authority out of both planning and verification.

There are growing calls for regulation of the blockchain and crypto-currency market but there’s little agreement about the forms that this should take.

In that context, what roles should periphery and supporting institutions such as law firms, regulators, insurers and other necessary, yet ancillary, organisations play? What laws will apply to the blockchain and what does this mean for the future of banking?

Panelists:
Nischal Tanna
Senior Vice President,
CITI
Alice Chen
General Counsel & Co-founder,
InvestaCrowd
Andy Disyadej
Former MD, Advisor,
THAI FINTECH ASSOCIATION (TFTA)
Jason Hsu
Legislator & Member of Parliament,
TAIWAN
Moderator:
Malikkhan Kotadia
Co-Founder & Chief Mentor,
FINNOVATION LABS
14:40
FIRESIDE CHAT: Cutting Through the Clutter: What Is Actually Needed to Harness True Artificial Intelligence (AI)?

Reference to Artificial Intelligence can be found in any conference in this day and age. However, the issue with most is how loosely the term is used and the lack of discussion around practical application and efficient use. Many people are already trying to implement AI and failing – so why is this?

What is actually needed to harness true AI? Are we actually there yet? And if not, how will we get there?

Natalia Kozyura
Head of Innovation Centre,
FWD INSURANCE
Sebastian Wedeniwski
Chief Technology Strategist,
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
15:05
Networking Tea Break
NAVIGATING THE NEW WORLD OF INSURANCE
15:30
Future Trend in Insurance: From Understanding the Digital Consumerism Of the E-marketplace Eco-System

Whilst it’s inescapable that the eMarketplace giants like Alibaba, Tencent and Google are expanding into insurance space, it is the consumers’ digital transcendence that is very much setting the pace.

During this session, we’ll learn the playing field of the giants:

  • Consumer persona: how facial recognition and keywords etc. will interact one-on-one with the customer
  • Eco-system about everything – exploring how Alibaba’s ANT Financial Services, Crowdsourcing, AliEntertainment, AI/machine learning, big data analytics etc. provide end to end digital lifestyle
  • Fragmented content story-telling in a mobile location-based world
David Lee
Head of Digital Commerce and National eCommerce Standard Working Committee,
SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF RETAIL STUDIES
15:55
Implementing UBI – Opportunities, Challenges & The Future of Insurance

PAYD or PHYD or even Pay-As-You-Grab are just the beginning for UBI models; once the insurance company has our data, who’s to say they won’t use it in a way we didn’t expect?

During this session we take a deeper look at UBI and the markets that can benefit from adopting a UBI model; from automotive to housing. How can insurers and banks alike utilise usage-based models to further optimise customer experience?

Sebastian Wedeniwski
Chief Technology Strategist,
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
16:20
FIRESIDE CHAT: Overcoming the Challenges of Applying Open Source APIs
Tomasz Kurczyk
Digital Transformation Director,
AXA SINGAPORE
Rajiv Matta
API Engineering Lead (VP),
CITIBANK CONSUMER BANKING - ASIA
16:45
Beyond Innovation Labs: Best Practices for Larger Banks Looking to Become More Agile
Sudeep Chatterjee
Director, Head of Product Execution Platform,
BANK OF SINGAPORE
17:10
Chairman’s Summary
17:15
End of the Forum
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