Tomas KurczykDirector – Digital Transformation, AXA
API Engineering, Citi
NOVOTEL SINGAPORE CLARKE QUAY
Investment – Internalization - Integration: Optimizing Fintech through Combining External and Internal Synergies
The BFSI industry is driving the fast-paced changes in investment, integration and internalization within Singapore’ fintech industry. The synergies derived over the last two years of regulatory and capital support has now started transforming to a consolidation of stakeholders and their collaborative patterns.
The questions that are becoming clearer include: should we invest in own digital strategies or invest with external partners? Or should we acquire start-ups? How much exposure can we provide to our native APIs? How will the industry be disrupted by automation? Which new and emerging segments can yield better ROI?
But complex queries still remain: how can we internalize the partnerships? How to secure the owned-data and assets? What are the emerging trends which will take the industry to next level – on technology, collaboration, funding and regulations?
Questex Asia’s annual FinTech Innovation Forum will cover completely new ground by introducing interactive sessions to provide latest movements, trends, regulations and tools in the fintech and allied space.
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Kendrick Lee is Director at the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech). In this role with the National Digital Identity programme, he oversees product management of trusted data platforms that aim to enable seamless digital transactions for citizens and businesses, as well as increasing productivity at government agencies.
Prior to re-joining the public service, Kendrick held regional roles in consulting, solution architecture and presales management at global IT services companies. He started his career at the Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) during which he was pioneering programme manager of the Government's Risk Assessment and Horizon Scanning system and the Armed Forces' e-Learning platform.
He serves the industry as council member of the IT Management Association (ITMA), IT Standards Committee (ITSC) and was past chairman of SGTech’s Cloud Computing Chapter.
Sudeep is an EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, HEAD OF PRODUCT PLATFORM at Bank of Singapore (OCBC Group’s private banking subsidiary), responsible for the strategy, transformation, product management and delivery of platforms and digitalization, driving business results from operational efficiencies, user experience, and technology innovation.
He has worked in Banking & Financial Services for over 12 years including stints at Credit Suisse and the erstwhile Lehman Brothers, leading strategy design, implementation and product management of risk, business intelligence & data analytics, trading, advisory and digital platforms in Asia.
Sudeep has a Master of Science in Risk & Investment Management obtained at Edhec Business School, France and a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Statistics obtained at University of Delhi, India.
Samuel Hall is Partner and CEO ASEAN @ Rainmaking, a corporate venture builder and startup engagement engine for corporates in Singapore. He works with corporate partners to identify, validate and build new ventures and business lines, as well as generating short-term P&L impact through collaboration with growth stage startups. Samuel previously ran the Startupbootcamp FinTech accelerator in Singapore.
Since joining Prudential, Roberto Casini, has worked in Digital as Lead Distribution Platform Manager where his work has included:
Prior to joining Prudential, Roberto’s key experience included 4 years in UOB, 4 years in SCB, and 5 years Citibank:
Digital Banking - Overall Program Manager for Digital Banking Program for customer acquisition in new geographic market for APAC, which includes
Roberto holds Master of Business Administration from Manchester Business School.
Head of International Data & BI Services, Credit Suisse, Pranava leads the Data & BI (advanced analytics) services competency team. He provides architecture roadmap in alignment with Business Strategy. He is an Experienced Senior executive with unique blend of strong technical & business acumen delivering solutions.
He has strong product management skills & keen interest in operations excellence for business. Consulted for banks & financial services in Asia & Middle-East on business operations and large IT programs.
He has Implemented effective change management & strategy implementation for a Joint venture in Retail Financial Business as Business Operations and IT Transformation Program Manager. He as well works towards building next-gen data solutions, combining traditional & newer technologies to enable Advanced analytics (ML & AI).
Rajiv leads API Engineering group & Open Banking Partnerships for Citibank Asia consumer business. He conceptualized and delivered from the first set of APIs in Citi to the launch of Citi's developer hub and enabled an elite list of open banking partnerships in the region.
Prior to this, Rajiv played a pivotal role in transforming ESB from a message oriented middleware to a business services provider to enable easier rollout of consistent features across different banking channels. Prior to joining Citibank Singapore, Rajiv played various roles in Oracle Financial Software Services, India as a Java Developer, System Analyst and Tech Lead for a variety of Citibank Internet Banking Applications primarily for Money Movement functions.
Rajiv holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science from Institute of Engineering & Technology, D.A.V.V. Indore.
To say that Frank heads up finance at GoBear is a little bit of an understatement – Frank, as CFO, is also responsible for tax, legal, and data and analytics.
Frank has more than 15 years of international experience in finance and analytics roles across four continents. He started his career at KPMG, advising clients on mergers and acquisitions. He joined Aegon in 2003, where he oversaw acquisitions and divestments in Europe and Asia.
Frank’s known for making complex problems simple, so co-founding GoBear in 2014 was a no-brainer for him. GoBear is Asia’s first and only meta search engine for financial services products With its original bear cave in Singapore and now in six Asian markets, GoBear became the most searched for comparison site in Asia within two years of launching (according to Think with Google).
Dilip Krishnan is currently spearheading the overall Open Banking strategy, API business management, Fintech ecosystem partnerships and conversational banking initiatives for OCBC Bank GCFS (Group Consumer Financial Services) division across its key markets.
As an accomplished Digital Innovation leader and ‘Go-To-Market’ Strategy professional, Dilip has co-created award winning digital products alongside customers, led large scale business / digital transformation efforts resulting in quadrupling digital usage, cost saves and has created new revenue models (cross-sell / up-sell opportunities). He has also established region-wide Fintech / e-commerce merchant partnerships pivoting to growth in areas of digital acquisitions, engagement and emerging payments across multiple geographies (Asia, EMEA, US).
Passionately collaborative in approach, he possesses a strong track record of forming and leading ‘self-governing’ teams sharing a common vision to achieve exponential impact.
Dilip graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore and a Master of Business Administration (PGDM) from Institute of Management Technology, Ghaziabad in India.
Tomasz Kurczyk has recently relocated to Singapore to take on the role of Digital Transformation Director at AXA, having spent more than three years as their Head of CRM Design Authority based in Paris. Tomasz is a seasoned Senior Digital, CRM and Customer Experience Leader with strong leadership and entrepreneurial aptitude, complemented by a decade of outstanding hands-on expertise in business and technology aspects of CRM, customer strategies, customer experience and digital business within complex organisations. He is passionate about Customer Experience, Digital and FinTech.
Shan leads API Engineering & Open Banking API Initiatives being part of Foundation Services & Tech Strategy for Standard Chartered.
He delivered the first Internal API gateway ecosystem for the bank which is common API offering and consumption platform across business.
Prior to this, Shan played a significant role in delivering Enterprise data management integration programs globally delivering across
Retail Banking / Channels / Wealth Management & Private banking.
Shan played a senior Implementation manager role with Bloomberg L.P,Singapore delivering FICC Integration projects for APAC region.
Prior to joining Standard Chartered Singapore, Shan played various roles with Standard Chartered, India as a Implementation lead,
Project Lead and Tech Lead for a variety of Financial Markets Applications primarily for FM ecommerce functions.
Shan holds a bachelor's degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from Anna University, Chennai
Val Ji-hsuan Yap is the Founder and CEO of PAL Network and PolicyPal Singapore. Before founding PolicyPal Group, Val Yap worked as the Assistant Vice President at OCBC Bank in Singapore, where she headed a wide range of digital initiatives and campaigns, working closely with wealth and marketing to drive innovations.
Previous to this position, Val served as Risk Assurance Associate at PwC in London. Former sales broker at Allianz, Val feels passionately about making insurance protection simple and accessible to everyone.
Val who was recently named to Forbes “30 Under 30” list for Finance and Venture Capital and Fellow at Singapore University of Social Sciences, is a post-graduate with MSc Business Management at Imperial College London and BA Digital Media at University of the Arts London.
Prakash has built, sold and listed companies and has had a fair share of failures along the way.
He was one of the founders of Yolk which was a digital agency acquired by WPP in 2011 and was involved in expanding their presence in ASEAN before exiting the business in 2014.
Following his exit, he has been involved in the start-up ecosystem in various capacities.
Notable highlights include:
Prakash has been involved with Zeemart since its early days as their Rainmaker by working closely with the founders in accelerating their business from ideation to go to market.
Prakash was involved with Zeemart’s Angel round and was responsible from bringing onboard a renowned family office to invest in Zeemart.
Following a hiatus where he was actively involved in the Blockchain and Cryptocurrency world, Prakash returned to operational involvement in Zeemart since January 2019 to be their Growth Lead and Head of Investor Relations.
Prakash has been active in the grassroots and community and serves in various capacities including the Co-chair of the Social Development Network Council and as a 3rd term District Councillor with North East CDC.
Leading FWD Innovation Center to develop new products and features powered by emerging advances in tech such as AI, Blockchain and IoT. Innovation and Product Management Leader with 15 years of experience in driving product development and strategic partnerships across US, Asia, and Europe at large tech firms like Microsoft and Amazon, and startups. Passionate about enhancing customers lives by defining product strategy, leading cross-functional teams, and building innovative products.
Dr. Vishnu Nanduri received his Ph.D. and M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of South Florida with a focus on Reinforcement learning and its applications to electric power systems optimization.
He is currently the Head of the Data and Analytics (AI & ML) team for the Non-Life Business of Munich RE in Southeast Asia, Japan, Korea, and India. Defining and executing the AI, ML, and Data strategy for the region. Building a regional team of AI experts to serve primary insurance clients of Munich Re. Leading AI engagements with top regional insurers in Singapore, Thailand, India, Korea, Japan, Philippines, and Indonesia. Developing cloud-based AI solutions in all components of the insurance value chain.
He has previously led analytics engagements at Prudential Services Singapore and Data Science teams at IBM and Impetus in India. He also worked as an assistant professor of Industrial Engineering (Operations Resarch) at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the USA for 4 years. He has authored / co-authored over 14 journal and conference articles in top IEEE and IIE publications.
Abhisek heads the client data co-creation mandate for Data Science Labs in Asia Pacific, driving client-focused research and innovation initiatives in areas of data partnerships, alternate data, proof-of-concepts, intellectual property and visualization.
Abhisek has 16+ years of analytical leadership experience working with Visa, Citibank and GE. Abhisek was formerly Head of Consulting & Delivery for Brainmatics, a quantitative risk consultancy firm in India.
He holds a Master of Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute, India with experience in secured and unsecured lending, campaign management, CLC Management, Credit Risk and BASEL II compliance.
Abhinav comes with a diverse experience in entrepreneurship, M&A and corporate finance, working in both investment banks and multinationals in India and Singapore.
He began as social entrepreneur establishing a solar electrification project in rural India. He subsequently worked in M&A Advisory with a focus on the consumer sector. Most recently, he was part of Mondelez International’s future finance leaders program, experiencing the breadth of the finance function in Southeast Asia.
The combination of these experiences across the agri-food value chain has brought him to question the future of food and decide to contribute to this nascent FoodTech revolution.
Abhinav holds a Master in Business Administration from Singapore Management University as well as Master and Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai.
His mantra of ‘Creative Discontentment’ fuels his passion for cinema and design.
Richard has more than 20 years of consulting and technology experience across various industry sectors. As Head of ICT for APAC, his key focus is to advise and assist clients achieve their business and organizational objectives through market and technology strategies, new business model innovation, as well as assisting organizations on their Digital Transformation journey.
He has completed numerous large scale consulting and technology research projects across sectors such as Government, ICT and Banking & Financial Services. These projects include working with a South Korean Bank to develop their Digital Transformation Roadmap, working with IMDA in Singapore to identify key trends and development in Blockchain, IoT and AI related technologies/applications, as well as identifying Fintech use cases for a regional stock exchange. He also worked with NTT Japan to conduct research on national e-identity standards/architecture and also consulted on various Digital Transformation projects in APAC.
He is a frequent speaker in the regional conference circuit and has presented on topics such as Blockchain, IoT and CX technologies within the context of Telecom and BFSI industries.
Sameer's focus is on enabling exceptional people make a significant impact on the world. Sameer manages August One, a Singapore based private investment firm committed to preserve the legacies, serve the aspirations and out-serve the ambitions of families, investors, founders and partners.
Joolin Chuah joined Insignia Ventures Partners in October 2017 as the first investment hire in the team. She serves as a member of Board of Directors of Finhay, and works closely with portfolio companies including JANIO, igloohome, and Ritase. Prior to Insignia, Joolin was a graduate trainee at Royal Bank of Scotland, Malaysia. She graduated with an MBA from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and obtained a Bachelors degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham. Joolin was also recently featured on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia 2019 List.
He is equally passionate about start-up eco-system, having personally launched 2 start-ups in fintech and HealthTech, and currently advices few start-ups in the direct to consumer space
Narayan joined the Global Liquidity and Cash Management Innovation team in Singapore having moved from San Francisco. In his current role he is responsible for furthering HSBC’s innovation agenda by creating an innovation ecosystem of potential partners, Fintechs, corporate clients and regulators within Asia Pacific region. He is currently focusing on the integrating Predictive Analytics, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning with the bank products and services suite.
Narayan brings a wealth of innovation, product and strategy experience to this role, he has 20 years of experience in the financial services and technology industry and has worked for across top tier banks in the US.
Stefan Jacob is an entrepreneur, innovator and advisor with experience in start-ups and global companies in Asia and the US. He is passionate about leveraging the power of business and technology to solve real-world challenges and drive change.
Currently, Stefan is the Head of Solaria Labs Singapore, Liberty Mutual’s innovation arm, which builds new products and services to disrupt traditional insurance models and proactively protect customers and their assets. Prior to that, he built two start-ups and worked with several other start-ups, incubators and social enterprises in Asia. He has driven on-the-ground market research in rural and urban markets, designed products and services across multiple sectors, and built partnerships with major corporations. He is as comfortable in the village as the boardroom.
Before coming to Asia, Stefan honed his strategic and analytical skills as a management consultant. He then left to help start a firm offering innovative financial products to the energy markets.
Subra Shankhar is Vice President of #dltledgers Large Enterprise BU, enabling digital transformation of inter-enterprise relationships using blockchain. Subra at #dltledgers has been instrumental in the adoption of blockchain technology in resolving Supply Chain challenges - Goods, Services and Workflow. He is an industry veteran with over 3 decades of senior leadership in companies such as Intel and Autodesk, and also an active investor and entrepreneur of almost 2 decades.
Ronnie Lee is the Managing Director for HP Inc. in Singapore. He is responsible for HP Singapore’s go-to-market strategy and vision and is focused on delivering growth and profitability to the local business while making a difference for our customers and community.
With over 24 years of experience in the IT industry, Ronnie is an experienced leader who has a proven track record in operational expertise and driving key performance metrics in high-performance organizations.
As a leader, Ronnie believes in the power of partnership and aligned goals to drive win-win outcomes, Ronnie enables and empowers his team members to challenge the status quo and embrace change.
Prior to his current role, Ronnie was Director of Personal Systems for HP in South East Asia and Korea. Under his leadership over the last four years, his team pushed consistent year-on-year growth of both margin and revenue for the second largest sub-region in Asia Pacific and Japan. In the role, Ronnie also developed and executed go-to-market strategies for HP’s consumer, SMB and commercial business to deliver leading market share results for Personal Systems. Before joining HP, Ronnie also held regional, global and industry roles in Lenovo, IBM and Dell where he won various awards for sales contributions.
Ronnie believes in challenging himself and constantly improving on his personal and professional skills while learning from the team and people around him.
His growth mindset extended to the completion of his Berkeley-Nanyang Advanced Management Program from the University of California, Berkeley, Haas School of Business. Ronnie also holds a Bachelor of Business and Executive Masters’ Degree in Business Administration from the Nanyang Technology University in Singapore.
15 years in sales with 6 years at a management capacity across Asia Pacific & Japan, Pras evangelizes frequently to organizations about Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Cognitive Analytics, AI, big data, cloud infrastructure, application performance and database optimisation. He has extensive experience building strategies and eco-systems of high-performance sales. And his leadership is all about inspiring and coaching.
As a technology evangelist, embracing disruption quickly is what drives success. Helping organisations through their technology goals by bringing agility. He has lived in Australia and Malaysia, and currently spends his time in Singapore. These have given him diversity and flexibility to pollinate his learnings across various cultures in the Asia Pacific region.
Pras’ passion for simplifying innovation landed him at Automation Anywhere as a thought evangelist and consultant to incubate Digital Workforce strategies with financial institutions across the ASEAN region, a subject matter close to his heart.
Raj is an accomplished IT services management professional, with a proven record of high performance in service sales and delivery of many digital experience management, enterprise information management and intelligent automation initiatives. In his current role as the head of professional services team in Kofax he and his team are key members of many of their customers’ automation journeys. He is a trusted advisor to his customers where is brings in his industry knowledge and project delivery experience. Previously Raj has been professional services leadership roles in companies such as HP and Opentext.
Automation Anywhere is the leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), the platform on which more organizations build world-class Intelligent Digital Workforces. Automation Anywhere’s enterprise-grade platform uses software bots that work side by side with people to do much of the repetitive work in many industries. It combines sophisticated RPA, cognitive and embedded analytic technologies. Over 1,600 organizations use this AI-enabled solution to manage and scale business processes faster, with near-zero error rates, while dramatically reducing operational costs. Automation Anywhere provides automation technology to leading financial services, insurance, healthcare, technology, manufacturing, telecom and logistics companies globally.
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Kofax software enables organizations to Work Like Tomorrow™ – today. Kofax’s Intelligent Automation software platform helps organizations transform information-intensive business processes, reduce manual work and errors, minimize costs, and improve customer engagement. We combine RPA, cognitive capture, process orchestration, mobility and engagement, and analytics to ease implementations and deliver dramatic results that mitigate compliance risk and increase competitiveness, growth and profitability. Kofax provides a rapid return on investment for over 20,000 customers in financial services, insurance, government, healthcare, supply chain, business process outsourcing and other markets. Kofax delivers its software and solutions through its direct sales and services organization and more than 650 indirect channel partners and integrators in more than 60 countries throughout the Americas, EMEA and Asia Pacific. For more information, visit kofax.com.
eG Innovations is a leading provider of unified monitoring solutions, helping businesses across the globe to transform IT service delivery into business advantage, a center for productivity, growth and profit. Providing 360-degree performance visibility – from users to servers to networks and storage, physical, virtualized and cloud – of their entire IT infrastructure allow IT architects to determine how to right-size and optimize their IT infrastructures for maximum ROI. eG Enterprise includes Real Users and Business Transaction Monitoring to allow IT teams understand how user experience is affected by infrastructure and applications bottleneck and be more responsive across service level agreements with multiple vendors and changing demands. With patented automatic root-cause diagnosis technology designed for dynamic, inter-dependent physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures, eG Enterprise Suite helps Cloud and Managed Service Providers to be successful in delivering the expected performance and service availability and move up the value chain with many value-added features.
Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centers. In 44 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realize new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. In a digital economy where enterprise business models are increasingly interdependent, interconnection is essential to success. Equinix operates the only global interconnection platform, sparking new opportunities that are only possible when companies come together.