Guilhem VincensHead of Change & Innovation
ABN AMRO BANK
"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 8th Fintech Innovation Forum & Insurtech Asia in Singapore to find the answers to:
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.
Who will attend?
Learning & Networking
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?
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.
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?
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?
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.
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.
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?
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?
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:
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?
ABN AMRO BANK
BANK OF SINGAPORE
CITIBANK CONSUMER BANKING - ASIA
SINGAPORE INSTITUTE OF RETAIL STUDIES
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
THAI FINTECH ASSOCIATION (TFTA)
THE HONGKONG AND SHANGHAI BANKING CORPORATION LIMITED
THE OPEN VAULT OCBC BANK
WEF GLOBAL SHAPER
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Philipp loves to create great alternatives to the status quo and deeply believes innovation can make life better for everyone. He is a St. Gallen Symposium Leader of Tomorrow, WEF Global Shaper and former KAIROS Global Fellow who has been described as one of Asia’s youngest established innovation leaders, domain experts and speakers. Philipp inspires audiences with his highly energetic, deeply insightful and thoroughly pragmatic style – mixing field-tested content with simple and elegant solutions to complex problems. He is currently represented by London Speaker Bureau.
Vikas is a Sr Director at Funding Societies, largest P2P Lending company in Southeast Asia. He works closely with key clients, strategic partners as well as industry influencers focusing primarily on Marketing, Fintech Partnerships and Customer Experience. Vikas has spoken at some major conferences like Finovate Asia, Innovfest Unbound, Fintech Innovation Forum, Next Generation Lending Asia Summit, Financial Inclusion Asia Summit, EY Digital Forum amongst many. He was also featured on TVB Hongkong, Business Times and Digital News Asia.
Prior to FS, Vikas has worked with ING, Citi and HDFC Bank managing large consumer and SME loan product portfolios. He also had a stint with Singtel developing mobile based financial products for the underbanked segment. He has a graduate degree in Commerce (Honours) and is also a MBA in Finance.
David is currently head of digital commerce for Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (national anchor provider for consultancy & training in retail industry, trained >150,000, consulting >20,000 SME & large corporations). He is also in the National eCommerce Standard Committee. He works with strategic partner Alibaba, Tencent, Lazada, Qoo10 and ZBJ.com for the training program and consultancy.
He was previously Head of eCommerce for Electrolux-Asia Pacific and Dell-Asia Pacific. He was a frequent sought after speaker in Singapore, China, Dubai, Malaysia and India for the subject of digital commerce, eco-system, mobile social media, location based gamification, etc.
Guilhem started his career in Benelux in a software company (acquired by SAP later on) as a consultant in the implementation of Statutory consolidation and Basel reporting. Four years later he moved to London where he became account manager managing key UK clients. In 2007, he moved to ABN Amro Bank in the Netherlands to manage large projects (Finance, Core Banking, M&A). He spent most of his time building the international network by setting up new branches and business lines through the globe. He relocated to Singapore in 2015 and is now the head of Change Management APAC. He has extensive knowledge in project management, agility, core banking and innovation. Guilhem is strong believer that the banking industry needs to change & innovate massively to grow and survive. He contributes substantially to innovation and puts a focus on how technology disrupts staff and processes.
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.
Sudeep is DIRECTOR, HEAD OF PRODUCT EXECUTION, responsible for the strategy, change and transformation of product execution services and platforms, driving business results from operational efficiencies and technology innovation for Bank of Singapore. Prior to joining Bank of Singapore, Sudeep worked in Financial Services for over 10 years in Banks including Credit Suisse and the erstwhile Lehman Brothers, leading strategy design, implementation and product management of risk, data, trading and digital platforms in Asia. Sudeep has a Master of Science in Risk & Investment Management obtained at Edhec Risk Institute, Edhec Business School, France and a Bachelor of Science with Honors in Statistics obtained at University of Delhi, India.
Nischal is currently supporting the Citi Fintech agenda as an Engineering group manager. His passion for technology is rooted from the start of his career in 2003. Affinity to banking and technology shifted him to Financial sector in early 2013. An increased interest in Banking business paved the way for his MBA in Finance & Operations as well as Oxford Fintech program. Blockchain, Digital economy and APIs has also been his research interests since past few years.
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.
Innovation and Product Management Leader with over 14 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.
Starting out as an actuary, there is very little that Walter de Oude does not know about life insurance. As the founder and CEO of Singapore Life, he has achieved what many thought to be an almost impossible task - starting a life insurance company from scratch. This is a role for which he is very well suited - having had diverse experience in the industry in a variety of technical actuarial roles with reinsurers and consulting firms, product development, marketing and C-Suite roles. Prior to starting Singapore Life, Mr. de Oude was CEO of HSBC Insurance (Singapore), a member of the HSBC Bank Exco, and on the Board of HSBC Asset Management. He has lived in Singapore predominantly since 2000 and considers Singapore to be his long term home.
Dr. Sebastian Wedeniwski joined Standard Chartered Bank in April 2017 as Chief Technology Strategist. In this role, he is instrumental in defining and implementing the Bank’s digital and innovation agenda. Sebastian joined the Bank from IBM where he was an IBM Distinguished Engineer and the Chief Technology Officer for IBM's global Industrial Sector. In 1998, he joined the IBM Research & Development Laboratory Germany after he founded two software development companies. Sebastian was from 2014 to 2016 on an IBM International Assignment in Japan. Sebastian is a mathematician and computer scientist by background, he graduated both in Mathematics (Cryptography) and Computing Science (Computational Mathematics) in 1997 and received his Doctorate Degree in Mathematics (Number Theory) from the University of Tübingen in 2001. Sebastian has published multiple books and owns several patents. Sebastian enjoys running marathons in his leisure time. He is married and has two daughters and three sons.
Rakesh is an experienced banker with over 26 years of experience from HSBC - across Asia, UK and Middle East, followed by a stint as the CEO of an independent Private Bank in India. Having done a variety of global, regional and country roles, Rakesh's knowledge of the financial services industry ranges from Commercial & Corporate Banking, Trade & Receivables Finance, Investment banking and FinTech in recent years. For the past three years, Rakesh has travelled extensively across Silicon Valley, New York, London, Hong Kong, Barcelona, etc to interact, learn and gain insights into the trends and growth of FinTech, on its new business models, delivery modes, analytics, data usage and customer engagement merger and evolution. As a traditional banker, he is aware of the magnitude of disruption caused by new technologies, and understand the significance of a merger between traditional and new businesses to build a powerful hybrid of a future financial company. Rakesh is currently focused on helping companies - both young and established - to navigate, bridge and emerge in the new world of Financial Technology.
Jason Hsu is technologist-turned-legislator. He currently serves as legislator at-large from Taiwan overseeing technology developments and innovation. Among the crucial legislations he introduced and passed include Financial Technology Experimentation and Innovation Act, Self-driving Vehicle Act, Angel Investment Law, Cybersecurity Management Act and Virtual Currency Guidelines. Jason is a proponent for cryptocurrency and blockchain. Known as Crypto Congressman, Jason is credited for setting up Asia Blockchain Alliance (ABA) as a policy and industry platform. Jason also introduces 16 critical areas for blockchain implementations from logistics, medical record, IP transfer to manufacturing supply chain.
A regular keynote speaker on blockchain and cryptocurrency regulations, Jason has spoken at Global Blockchain Forum, BlockCity, Seamless Asia, World Economic Forum Center for Industry 4.0, Google, Berkeley Blockchain Club and Taiwan RegTech Conference.
Jason Hsu co-founded TEDxTaipei in 2009 and served as TEDx senior ambassador to Asia from 2011~2015. Hsu graduates from Singularity University with a focus on exponential technology. He is a Draper Hills Fellow at Stanford University’s Center for Democracy Development and Rule of Law.
Andy has almost 30 years of experience in financial services including senior management, strategic sales and business development roles for global multi-media corporations and on-line feeds across the Hong Kong, Singapore, SEA and Indochina markets.
Andy Heads up the FinTech Association of Thailand, working closely with the bank of Thailand and the ministry of Finance to develop FinTech policy and regulation and promote innovation through blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
Malik is a senior global banker, FinTech expert, Futurist, thought leader and acclaimed author. In his 18 year long career, he has managed global roles in leading Multinational banks, run billion dollar businesses in different markets and driven key innovations in the FS industry.
Malik is a passionate Digital evangelist and a sought-after speaker at FinTech & Emerging Tech events across APAC, and has addressed over 2000 industry professionals.
He is a mentor and advisor to leading Digital Accelerators in APAC and exciting global start-ups across FinTech, IOT, Analytics and EduTech.
Malik is also an acclaimed author with global readership. His first book- The New Ages- deals with the ideas and ideals for a new world.
Malik is also a passionate community builder and change catalyst. He has nearly half million Facebook followers and runs one of the largest wellness communities on Social media.
Jennifer Doherty is Asia Head of Innovation for HSBC’s Global Liquidity and Cash Management (GLCM) business. In this role, she is focused on identifying opportunities for HSBC to leverage technology from the Fintech community and deliver value to HSBC’s corporate clients. A seasoned professional with 14 years of banking and financial services experience, Jennifer joined HSBC in 2013 with extensive experience in managing product portfolios and developing bespoke solutions for corporate and institutional clients. Based in Singapore, she is responsible for the longer term direction and strategy of the innovation capabilities of the GLCM business to ensure that it meets and exceeds clients’ needs. Prior to joining HSBC, Jennifer held a number of product related roles at Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
Richard in his current capacity with Barclays Bank PLC is responsible for Financial Crime 2nd line of defence Assurance ensuring that Barclay’s Asian businesses, (Corporate & Investment Banking, Wealth & Investment Banking), are in compliance with FCA and local regulatory requirements and to ensure that Asian business are updated in line with industry’s best practices. He is also responsible for the Financial Crime Intelligence Unit in APAC. Initiatives undertaken include Big Data Analytics, Continuous Control Monitoring and Emerging Risks Scanning. He has 20 years experience covering a broad range of Compliance based roles for banks and consultancy services across Toronto, New York, London, Frankfurt, Hong Kong and Singapore. Areas covered include Sanctions, AML, KYC, Fraud, Bribery, Corruption advisory, target operating models, data analytics, systems selection, regulatory compliance health checks, and program implementation. Education includes: BA Psychology (Canada), MBA (UK), Msc Marketing (New York)
Altona currently runs The Open Vault, the Fintech and Innovation arm of OCBC Group. He oversees the development of the Fintech and Innovation including engaging the business in bank of the future conversations, acceleration program, open innovation solution development and culture building for OCBC Group. A day in his life will start from fixing coffee machine in the pantry, meeting startups to collaborate and get inspired by new ideas and end the day with a dose of healthy debate with risk and compliance team. A typical project at TOV will involve a base of cloud, a portion of AI, a handful of API and a pinch of Blockchain. He has more than a decade of experience in Financial Services Technology, Consumer Banking and Strategy both locally and regionally. Altona is passionate in technology as an enabler and challenging status quo. He holds a Master in Technology (Knowledge Engineering) and Bachelor of Computer Engineering.
Mona is the Founder and CEO of RegPac Revolution Pte. Ltd., a Regulatory Technology Ecosystem builder and Digital Knowledge Platform for Education, Networking and Thought Leadership Events. She has worked for more than 15 years around the globe in top tier Financial Institutions, such as JP Morgan (Hong Kong), State Street (Boston, USA), Lloyds Banking Group (NYC, USA) and Bank of America Merrill Lynch (Singapore), and has seen most of the banking landscape from a Local, Regional and International perspective, before setting up her own company ThinkMola, a boutique regulatory compliance & risk management consultancy firm, in Singapore. During her banking years, she became acutely aware of the Regulatory, Operational and Risk Management pain points faced by banks and other Financial Institutions alike and concluded that many of the same problems could be eliminated more effectively with the use of Regulation Technology (RegTech). RegTech promises effective, efficient, cheap and secure compliance solutions and therefore will revolutionize the future of risk management and the regulatory regime.
After identifying all the RegTech players on a global scale she published them via a digital platform and RegPac, the Global RegTech Ecosystem Builder and Knowledge Sharing Platform was born. Furthermore, Mona is an Executive Board Member, Southeast Asia Lead and Singapore Chapter President of the International RegTech Association (IRTA) which exists to ease and accelerate the evolution of the RegTech industry, by facilitating integration, collaboration and innovation of all stakeholders, within the Financial Services sector.
Alice is China-born, Los Angeles-raised, and now Singapore-based, she is a licensed real estate attorney in California. Alice worked as a real estate lawyer with prominent US-based law firms, including DLA Piper in Los Angeles, and Skadden Arps in both Tokyo and Shanghai. Alice earned her J.D. from the University of Southern California. Alice has worked on over US$2billion of real estate transactions across multiple countries and deal types. She ensures that the proper checks and balances are in place for the company and all of the investors. She speaks Mandarin and English, and enjoys a good debate.
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