Steven WONG Weng Leong is currently the Chief Digital & Global Banking Strategist at China Construction Bank (CCB) Malaysia. Just prior to this, he was the Chief Operating & Financial Strategist (COO, CIO/CTO, CFO & Chief Strategy & Business Development Officer roles combined) and before that, the Chief Business Development Strategist. At CCB Malaysia, Mr Wong spearheads bank-wide business growth and provides strategic leadership for Global Banking & Markets and Wholesale & Retail Digital Banking (Cash Management, Retail Banking), which includes catalyzing FinTech initiatives in delivering product, technology and digital innovations for the Malaysian and ASEAN markets. He is well regarded in the financial services industry as an all-rounder and go-to-individual, having held several senior executive leadership positions across various leading financial institutions over the last 27 years. He has held strategic leadership roles in the Front Office (FO), Middle Office (MO) and Back Office (BO) at Western Union, Alliance Financial Group, Maybank, Mayban Life Assurance, MIDF Amanah Investment Bank and Citi.
Gopal works as Director - Financial Services, South East Asia with Deloitte based in Malaysia. He holds a decade plus of diversified consulting experience of working with global fortune Banking, Financial Services, Insurance and Technology companies based in USA, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Gopal brings a unique expertise of Digital banking, FinTech, cards & payments, digital channels mortgages, digital wallets, insurance and capital markets.
Frankie is the Director of Cyber & Technology Risk in UBS. He brings with ~ 20 years diverse leadership experience in banking and IT companies. He was also regional lead in Citibank APAC regional information security office before.
He’s practical advocator and industry speaker to bridge information/cyber and technology risk with business agenda. He is also the digital transformation & innovation catalyst with patent about next generation wireless networking filed at U.S.A patent office as sole inventor.
He holds bachelor degree and master degree from NUS (National University of Singapore) and NTU (Nanyang Technological University) respectively.
Izzat is a Subject-Matter Expert in Emerging Technology and Cyber Security. His portfolio covers advisory in innovation technology such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Digital Wallet, Cloud and Internet of Things (IoT).
He is a Certified Chief Information Security Officer with pragmatic technology and cyber security related experience. Track record includes driving maturity in IT and OT (Industrial Control Systems) across various industries such as Financials (i.e. Bank, Fintech), Telecommunications, Technology, Energy & Natural Resources and Oil & Gas.
Kathiravan Manoharan heads Capgemini’s Data Practice for Financial Services Global Business Asia. He brings around two decades of experience and leadership in IT & Consulting. A strategist and advisor for CxOs, his portfolio in Capgemini covers Data, AI, Cloud, Data Governance and Privacy. In the past, he has spearheaded critical strategic programmes for Major banks, Insurance and Public Sector Government organizations in India, the USA, Singapore, Middle East & Japan. A thought-leader in the industry, he has designed cutting-edge solutions, published technical papers & articles and has represented Capgemini on Data and AI in various forums.
Pak Michel is currently the Chief of Strategy, Transformation and Digital Officer for Maybank Indonesia. Pak Michel is mandated to lead and be the agent of change in the bank to shape, transform, redefine, fine tune and sharpen the corporate strategy as well as ensuring the execution & benefit realization of the strategic transformation program.
In addition to that, Pak Michel is also the digital business lead for Maybank Indonesia that responsible to execute the digital strategy of the bank. Pak Michel has 16+ years working experience working in multi-national organization such as Accenture, EY, Commonwealth Bank, Rabobank and Oracle. Pak Michel has deep business and technology exposure in banking, insurance, telecommunication and retail domain industry.
Michelle Rubio holds the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer at UnionBank of the Philippines.
Prior to this, she was the Vice President and the Philippine Country Human Resource, Quality and Corporate Communications Head of the global electrical engineering and power company, Asea Brown Boveri. She was a Senior Consultant at OTi Consulting Singapore where she got involved with government and private organizations in establishing Singapore Quality Class, People Developer, Industry Capability Upgrading (ICAP) certifications, Work Life and Work Redesign. For these capabilities she was certified by SPRING Singapore.
Before a career in Human Resource and Management Consulting, she worked as an engineer in the semiconductor and electronics manufacturing industry in the areas of Statistical Process Control and Quality Assurance. Michelle graduated in 1985 from De La Salle University where she obtained a degree in Industrial Management Engineering, minor in Chemical Engineering.
In 2018, Michelle received the Silver CHRO of the Year from the Stevie Awards for Great Employers in New York
Neal Cross is a globally recognized corporate, social and start-up entrepreneur with a long track record across blue-chip technology, finance and data companies. He is currently co-founder and chairman of PictureWealth, one of the world’s fastest growing wealth fintech companies and serves on the advisory board of Razer Fintech. Prior to this, Cross was the Chief Innovation Officer at DBS Bank, where in his tenure he drove their transformation into a global innovation powerhouse culminating in achieving the world’s best Digital Bank 2016 and 2018 and worlds best bank 3 times across 2018 and 2019. He has personally been awarded the world’s most disruptive CIO/CTO globally from judges Sir Richard Branson and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak and is a regular winner of best innovation lab and innovation leader awards.
In his spare time, he has built social enterprises to help save the endangered orangutans and coral reefs in Sumatra. and due to this was recently listed in The Meaningful Business 100 which focuses on the individual, cutting through the corporate messaging to uncover which leaders are driving truly impactful, purpose-led business to align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
John Howard Medina
Mr. Medina, 52 years old, joined PBCom in April 2017. He has a proven executive management track record and over 25 years of experience driving innovation, change and transformation for financial services in different countries. Prior to joining PBCom, John was the Head of Global Operations, Technology and Credit for the Philippine National Bank, where he worked for almost fifteen years. He was also the Integration Director, who oversaw the merger of PNB with Allied Banking Corporation in 2013.
He was a pioneer in the process and technology management practice in the nineties when he helped transform the Asian operations of one of the largest multinational banks. He subsequently established a private consulting firm in the United States, helping design new business initiatives for financial institutions and dot com startups. Mr. Medina also worked at Union Bank of the Philippines for five years where he conceptualized and implemented digital banking products and services.
Mr. Medina has a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of the Philippines and an MBA from the Shidler College of Business at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa. He was an East-West Center Degree Fellow and the recipient of a full scholarship while at the University of Hawai’i. He also received study grants to attend the Handelshøjskolen I Århus (The Aarhus School of Business), Pacific Asian Management Institute and the European Summer School for Advanced Management for additional graduate studies.
Srihari is a senior banker with leadership experience across banking, financial services, insurance and fintech industry, with over 20 years of experience in building franchise in country management and regional head roles, with proven credentials in building and turning around the business with end to end (Strategy, Digital Transformation, Products, Sales Distribution, Marketing, Risk Management, Operations and Customer Experience) full P&L responsibilities across markets. During his 20 years successful career, He worked with Citibank, ABN AMRO, MindSearch International, UOB, CIMB Bank, Hong Leong Bank and GoCashless Digital Payments.
He is currently building and managing eRemit singapore, Fintech based out of singapore with focus on digital remittance and financial inclusion with capabilities of money transfer across 13 countries via mobile app. Prior to this, he was Managing Director with CIMB Bank and General Manager with Hong Leong Bank.
Academically, He did his PGDBM (MBA) from XLRI and an Executive Leadership Programme from Insead.
Chulayuth Lochotinan is the Head of Thailand at Capco where he is responsible for growing its consulting and digital engineering capabilities to serve financial services clients He has over 15 years of experience in as a management and technology consulting professional within financial services, having started his career with Accenture in UK, Chulayuth subsequently held senior leadership roles at PwC and EY and lead numerous digital transformation projects for leading banks and insurance companies in both UK and APAC. Chulayuth specialises in digital banking and insurance innovation with deep focus on customer experience. He advises and helps clients to fully reap the benefits of technology and innovation investments through to successful delivery executions. He has been invited to speak on numerous occasions on emerging technologies and he is passionate about making financial services more accessible.
Chulayuth holds a MEng in Engineering and Computing Science from University of Oxford.
● For multiple financial institutions, designed the agile operating model including key building blocks i.e. squad structure, resourcing, OKRs and re-defined key enablers such as Procurement, Budgeting and Recruitment● Digital strategy blueprint for leading BigTech across 20+ markets for financial services business including payments, BNPL, SME lending● Digital strategy for multiple banks including launch of digital challenger bank● Multiple projects in digital transformation of core financial institution processes● Digital cost allocation framework and analytics including digital value capture, cost transparency to support strategic decision making● Development of several digital native financial and non-financial products including customer needs analysis, user journeys, business case and MVP design e.g. virtual credit card, Retailer lending, Retailer VAS hub● Developed digital blueprint for SME SuperApp to drive 2X increase in customer base and support E2E needs for micro and small enterprises including lending, operations, training, e-commerce support etc.
I have had the opportunity to be a part of leading platform companies and work with some extremely smart people. Now working with the World's leading Graph Database Platform in Neo4J as we help organisation and communities to view connected data like never before.
Prior to this, I built this region for Qubole from $0 and up and had the opportunity to lead and be a part of 3 hyper growth GTM plays for Capillary Technology, a Cloud-SaaS platform. Over the last 10 years, my focus has been about building markets in Singapore, Sydney, Mumbai and Shanghai; mostly from ground up.
We have lived through many funding rounds, market conditions and varying investor sentiments - from ‘growth at all costs’ to ‘ unit-economics/ cash-flow positive’. What has remained consistent is building strong teams and backing them to go faster.
Robin is responsible for the Neo4j business in South East Asia. Neo4j is a market leader in graph data platform helping organizations to gain insights through connections and relationships in data.
Prior to Neo4j, Robin spent more than 10 years in regional sales and business development roles focused on Data Analytics with software companies like Qubole, MapR, Pivotal, SAP and Oracle. Prior to that, Robin worked in consulting roles with Accenture and 3M.
Robin is an established thought leader in Big Data Analytics and was featured as a regular speaker at industry and IT events.
Robin graduated from the Nanyang Technological University of Singapore with an Honours degree in Accountancy
Anders is an Associate Partner with Bain & Company in Southeast Asia where he specializes in financial services and enterprise technology. Anders has worked extensively with digitizing and transforming banks in Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Singapore. He holds a Master of Business Administration and Computer Science from Copenhagen Business School.
Farah is the Chief Executive Officer of Labuan IBFC Incorporated, a wholly owned subsidiary of Labuan Financial Services Authority, the statutory Regulatory Authority for Labuan International Business and Financial Centre, operating under the purview of Ministry of Finance, Malaysia. Labuan IBFC Incorporated serves as the jurisdiction’s official market development agency.
A seasoned strategic communication, market development and financial services professional, she brings with her experience spanning more than 25 years in wholesale financial services, putting her in good stead to develop Labuan IBFC as Asia’s go-to midshore wholesale financial intermediation centre.
Formerly attached to the Asian Institute of Finance and Bursa Malaysia (Malaysia’s national stock exchange), Farah has served in numerous senior market development and strategic communications roles.
She has also represented the Association of Stock Broking Companies Malaysia, a nationwide industry led lobby group representing Malaysian stockbrokers during the demutualisation exercise of the national exchange, allowing her a unique hands-on experience surrounding high strategic level issues relating to multiple stakeholder management, eco-system curation and long-term strategic business strategy.
Passionate about equality, financial inclusion and win-win partnerships, she strongly believes that “a rising tide lifts all boats”. Farah has an LLB (Hons) from Sheffield University, United Kingdom
Manohar Chadalavada, Global Head, AI, Ecosystems and Open Banking, has been at Standard Chartered for 16 years and worked across various functions. With his domain expertise in Digital Banking, Fintechs, Risk Management and Analytics, he is entrusted drive the application of AI (artificial intelligence) across multiple aspects of our unsecured digital lending and mass market Personal businesses including underwriting, onboarding and client service; identify new sources of data and tools; and industrialise the usage of AI in business processes.
His previously held positions in Group Risk, as Country Risk Officer and Country Credit Head, in Business, as in charge of Innovation and Fintech Partnerships, and multiple other leadership roles gained him a well-rounded experience over the years. He’s also part of the Standard Chartered Modelling and Analytics Centre board.
Outside of work he loves to travel, and recently started learning how to play the guitar with his 14 year old son.
Michael is Head of Digital Product and part of the founding team at WeLab Bank – Hong Kong’s homegrown virtual bank and a wholly owned subsidiary of WeLab Holdings Limited, a leading fintech company in Asia. WeLab Bank represents a 100% digital banking experience that is simple intuitive and built around customers.
Michael leads cross-functional teams that build the bank's products from ground up to create delightful user experiences and solve customers’ banking pain points. He is responsible for implementing overall product strategy to drive user engagement and market share.
Prior to joining WeLab, Michael spent over 10 years in foreign exchange, building and managing electronic businesses at leading regional and global financial institutions.
Fadly Rasyad is an Enterprise Agile Coach and very passionate with agile way of working.
He was first exposed to Agile back in 2001 through eXtreme Programming that made him realise that Agile is about being a professional team player and highly disciplined to achieve business goal.
Since then he has been advocating Agile to workplaces and for the past 8 years he helped teams and organisations adopting Scrum through coaching, training and facilitating their transformation journey.
He strongly believes that adopting Agile means transforming Business, and for it to be successful, we need to build high performance teams that are fully supported by their organisation.
Besides being an audiophile and an avid learner, in his spare time he will ensure to spend time watching cartoons with his kids!
Minh Ha Truong
Minh Ha Truong has been appointed BPC’s Regional Managing Director in June 2021 with the aim to fuel the group’s growth across Indochina, with responsibilities for Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and Myanmar. In this new role, Minh Ha Truong is responsible for scaling the business, strengthening client relations, forming new partnerships and extending BPC’s consultancy services.
Minh Ha will grow BPC’s financial software business in addition to establish its most recently launched fintechs including, Radar Payments for SaaS-based payment processing in Indochina region and O-CITY for smart city and mass transit services across Asia-Pacific.
Minh Ha is an accomplished leader with 25 years in sales, business development and a strong background in payment industry. She joins BPC from Visa International where she set up the business in Vietnam and spent 16 years building the success of the card network in the region. Minh Ha held several senior positions within Visa Vietnam including Business Development Manager and Head of Sales. Minh Ha was the first Vietnamese who held the position as Visa Country Manager – Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in 2008.
Prior to joining Visa, she spent four years working with the renowned International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group as Business Development Analyst for Mekong Project Development Facility.
Minh Ha holds several degrees from the Ho Chi Minh City University; an Executive MBA from the Maastricht school of management, Netherlands and completed several programs such as the Card Business Management from Cambridge University and INSEAD Leadership Management Training program.
Rajesh leads the mid market and channel teams for the Adobe Creative Cloud and Document Cloud Business in Southeast Asia.
Rajesh is passionate about helping content creators and knowledge workers boost their productivity thru mobility, ease of use and AI for those mundane tasks which allows people to focus on creativity and higher value work. Always keen on digitizing document workflows and “Less Paper Office” for knowledge workers. He has been with Adobe for more than 16 years and is a first hand witness to most talked about Digital Transformation journey today.
Scott is our Chief Technology Advisor and Principal Product Manager for Commerce in Asia Pacific for Adobe. He has over 20 years of enterprise experience providing strategic advice to C-suite and senior executives in the areas of digital transformation, strategy, marketing, innovation, organisational change and cloud computing. Scott has advised a broad range of customers (>300 in Asia Pacific) and industries from finance through to retail, media, telecommunications, automotive and high-tech. Examples include Telstra, Citibank, Samsung, Disney, Westpac, L’Oreal & Etihad Airlines.
He is skilled in helping organisations reimagine and transform their customer experience, employee engagement, business models, processes and operations, by understanding the opportunities and challenges that new technologies (automation, AI, robotics, IOT, etc.) can have on businesses, their culture, their customers and the world of work.
Scott speaks regularly at Adobe and customer events about the intersection of technology and organisational change and the resulting opportunities. He regularly provides industry thought leadership and evangelism of Adobe enterprise cloud solutions through speaking events (Forrester, Ad Tech, GMIC), PR, Media & Analysts (AFR, Hong Kong Economic Times, Bangkok Post, IT Pro, CIO Outlook, Disruptive Innovation, etc.), guest lecturing (UTS, University of Sydney, Waikato Uni) blogs (CMO.com,Adobe.com, Linkedin), TV (Astro) and Radio (Money FM, BFM 89.9).
A passionate evangelist of the benefits digital can bring to any business, Scott believes businesses have never been better placed to engage with their customers, increase their revenue, drive cost savings, create customer value and drive employee engagement through the use of digital.
Prior to joining Adobe, Scott was Product & Marketing Consultant to a range of businesses including Wotif, Infochoice and Gensec Investment Bank. He also was the MD of VIP Travel, a travel marketing business with offices in 5 countries, promoting >1200 accommodation properties in 82 countries.
Scott holds an Executive MBA, a Bachelor of Product Design, and certificates in Artificial Intelligence Strategy, Cyber Security Risk Analysis and Project Management and has attended a variety of general management and executive courses at institutions including MIT Sloan, RMIT, Australian Institute of Management and Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Scott is married, with two daughters and lives in Sydney, Australia
Rully Moulany is the Regional Sales Director for Southeast Asia Markets in Confluent. In his role, Rully is responsible for developing and executing growth strategy, driving sales, and developing partnership and ecosystem for the company in Southeast Asia emerging markets region.
He has served financial services, telecommunications, and public sector clients to help them realize the value of technology in transformation initiatives. In his multiple decades of experience in the market, he has driven fundamental technology platform adoptions in the region’s most recognizable brands as they build digital capabilities.
Rully holds a Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts - Amherst, USA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Wisconsin - Madison, USA.
Co-Founder of global RegTech company Know Your Customer. A regular contributor to industry publications and the host of the RegTalks podcast, Claus is a recognised expert in the anti-money laundering and RegTech space. Previously, Claus founded a tech company providing email server infrastructures to 60K+ global customers and served as VP Electronics at Thielert Aircraft Engines, designing digital engine management systems for small aircrafts.
Shankar is a strategic information security executive with over 16 years of international leadership experience in various sectors across Middle East, Southeast Asia and India. He is a thought leader in multiple domains of information security and has worked closely with large-sized as well as start-up companies in advisory roles. Shankar has expertise in cloud, application and infrastructure combined with security governance, enterprise risk, regulatory compliance, linking cyber strategy and their execution to businesses.
Shankar has a Master’s in Computer Application (MCA) from the University of Mumbai and has been a PCI DSS QSA, involved in multiple PCI DSS programs.
20+ years of professional experience with various agencies accountable for leading the change & driving growth through ‘big idea’ development, execution, management and analysis of innovative, results-oriented conventional and digital marketing campaigns and promotions. Providing leadership, direction, and data led insights that guide the integrated marketing Campaign planning and digital media efforts for brands by driving innovation & experiences across ‘Search to Shelf – from Discovery to Delivery.
Designing a weekend promo leaflet to leveraging digital technologies, architecting positive user experiences, and engineering social media marketing strategies in his span of experience. “ I’ve worked with everyone from Business Gyan -running a magazine out of their apartment to some of the world's biggest brands like IBM & Louis Vuitton. I wear a lot of hats and have managed a project from brief to awards. I have been a one-man band (when required), but also have gathered experience collaborating with people from a wide range of disciplines.”
Currently working as Chief Marketing Officer at Amarbank. Spearheading and overseeing the data and journey driven business marketing strategy & efforts for AmarBank, Tunaiku & Senyumku and its variants. Actioning the change to occur by adopting and adapting new marketing technologies to maximize their impact driving seamless customer experiences across digital financial products & solutions
Prior to joining AmarBank,worked as Managing Director- Digitas & Sapient Razorfish Indonesia and Head of Digital, Technology & Retail transformation for Publicis Groupe for 11 years . Has also held various senior positions planning & servicing in agencies like Ogilvy, JWT, IB&W, Vertebrand Consulting, Grey etc.
Arvid Swartsenburg is a senior banker with over two decades experience as a financial services practitioner and consultant across Europe, US, Africa and Asia.
Arvid currently is Head of Partnerships & Strategy for TMRW Digital Group (TDG) by UOB, a mobile only bank focused on the digital generation across Southeast Asia.
From 2010 to 2020, Arvid was a Principal at Arete Financial Partners, a boutique Management Consultancy focused on supporting financial services clients manage change. In this role, Arvid led a wide range of complex projects across Asia and Africa focused on Strategy, O&T, digital transformation, risk management and M&A.
From 2000 to 2010 he worked at Citi’s Global Consumer Business across the US, Europe and Asia, where he held a variety of senior roles across product, channel, sales & distribution, wealth management & strategy.
Arvid is passionate about digital transformation & innovation and how this is increasingly changing the way we work, live and play. He has gained extensive experience in working with a wide range of FinTechs and startups in his consulting role and remains an investor, mentor and advisor across various startups globally.
Arvid holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and a Bachelor in Arts (BA) degrees in both Economics & Finance from the College of William & Mary in the US and a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Melbourne Business School in Australia.
In his spare time he competes in triathlons and Ironman competitions, balancing his training time between swimming, cycling and running. He lives in Singapore with his wife and two daughters.
Veda Menon comes with close to 18 years of experience in Enterprise Sales and Sales leadership, and has worked with clients across a number of verticals helping them expand on their technological solutions to solve their business problems. Her specializations lie in Customer Service – on contact center technologies related to agent productivity, operational efficiencies and CX that has helped her clients deliver superior employee and customer experiences.
Now, she is driving business in ASEAN and HK regions for Uniphore, a company who has seen tremendous growth in the recent years . Uniphore is a Conversational AI platform provider with key bases out of US, Singapore and India. Veda herself is based out of Singapore.
Grace Marcia Hadiputri
Grace joined Advisory Banking team in DBS Indonesia in 2014 and subsequently joined Strategic Advisory team in 2017. She has been involved in the execution of various M&A, equity and debt capital market transactions, mainly for Indonesia clients. Prior to joining DBS, she was with PricewaterhouseCoopers Indonesia in the Lead Advisory team.
Grace graduated from Singapore Management University with Bachelor of Business Management and Bachelor of Accountancy degree. Deal Experience• Divestment of PT Air Mancur to PT Combiphar in Indonesia• KEPCO's strategic investment into PT Indo Raya Tenaga (Jawa 9 & 10 power plant project)• IPO of PT Dua Putra Utama Makmur Tbk• IDR Bonds issuance of PT Japfa Comfeed Tbk and PT BFI Finance Indonesia Tbk• SGD Bonds issuance of PT Ciputra Property Tbk• Club deal transaction for a subsidiary of PT Centratama Telekomunikasi Indonesia Tbk
Benoit Grangé is OneSpan’s Chief Technology Evangelist. He shares OneSpan’s technology vision and deep industry insights with customers, partners and the broader global financial services market. In his role Benoit helps build critical mass in support of OneSpan's solutions to the technical standards in the marketplace around customer-centric anti-fraud solutions rooted in identity verification and management. Benoit has an extensive experience in product management, product strategy and leading engineering teams.
Dominique Raissa A. Torralba
Nikki is a Senior Director at SGV & Co.’s FSO-Consulting practice, focusing on Business Design, Strategy, and Business Transformation
She spent two years in SGV’s Global Compliance and Reporting (GCR) Tax Practice before transferring to a private company and returning to SGV in 2018 to join the FSO-Consulting practice
Nikki is a Certified Public Accountant, having graduated Cum Laude from the BS Business Administration and Accountancy program at the University of the Philippines – Diliman
She is part of SGV’s Government and Public Sector (GPS) team for pursuits and projects involving policy redirection, impact assessment, analytics
Mike Hooper is the Director, Digital Transformation (APAC) with OpenText. He has 30 years of leadership experience in IT including technical, commercial, business and sales roles, with a proven ability at CxO level across multiple industries demonstrating business value and ROI. Mike is a key member of the executive team, supporting regional business development, whilst leading initiatives in commercial and private sectors to develop-deliver innovative solutions to commercial and government entities based on emerging digital technologies.
Myles has been building and enhancing financial technology businesses in APAC for over 20 years. He leads the Mambu APAC team and supports our partners in their efforts to serve our growing regional customer base. He is responsible for leading growth and driving execution in APAC. Myles is an experienced senior leader with a broad range of experience and skills including business development, customer relationship management, product management and risk management.
Jean Marc Provost
Jean-Marc is a thought leader in Digital Strategy and CX Transformation specialising in Enterprise win-win digital transformation strategies blending CX, digital technologies, innovation, employee’s empowerment with measurable financial returns.
Jason Siew is the CEO of WeChat Pay Malaysia, a Tencent company that operates the WeChat e-wallet payment service in Malaysia. He led the team and launched WeChat Pay Malaysia from 0 to 1, and is responsible for directing and executing long-term business strategy and product evolution. He has over a decade of experience in Fintech, Big Data, Cloud Computing & E-Commerce in various capacities in both corporate and start-ups.
Samier Khan brings a total of 29 years’ experience in bringing technology consulting, solutions, enterprise products and services to Banking, Financial Services, Insurance and FinTech companies with 20 years based in Singapore and working across Asia Pacific Region. He has played a key-role in architecting several multi-million-dollar engagements involving transformations with several banks in APAC and Australia bringing in over USD 400 million in new revenue covering a wide range of product suites.
Shubber is the Global Managing Director of the Elevate Program at Elastic, driving data driven transformations for large enterprises in financial services, telco, and the public sector. He joined Elastic this year after a 25+ year career that spans consulting, software, academia and startups. He most recently served as one of Accenture’s global leads for digital innovation working with clients at the C-suite level, where he led the development of Accenture’s Cloud Innovation Platform strategy.
Lokesh Singh currently serves as the Head of Digital Practice for the SEA markets. He is in charge of driving the strategy for Digital Payments and Cybersecurity in the region. Lokesh is also using his expertise to assist Banks and Financial Institutions on their Next Generation Banking and Payment solutions.
Previously, Lokesh was the Director for Thales’s Mobile Financial Services division in Asia Pacific. He was responsible for deploying Thales’s payment solutions in the region and ensuring its success.
Lokesh has been in the IT, telecommunications & Banking industry for over 17 years. He has also held R&D, Marketing & Sales leadership positions.
Lokesh graduated from Oklahoma State University, USA with a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science.
Michael Zerelli is currently the Vice President Digital Sales, Asia Pacific. He is in charge of driving and delivering Banking and Payments innovation for financial institutions in the region.
Previously, Michael is the head of telecom & Banking for Oceania and Director of Gemalto Australia. Heading a team across Sydney and Melbourne, he is in charge of managing and supporting Gemalto’s telecommunication & banking customers and partners in the region.
Prior to this role, Michael was Head of Telecom Solutions Sales for South Asia and Oceania and was based in Singapore. He has been with Gemalto for more than 15 years and has held various management positions within the company and SchlumbergerSema in Asia.
Michael holds a Masters Degree in Engineering from Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers in France.
Arnaud Picut, Head of Global Risk Management Practice, Finastra.
Master in Mathematic & Computer Science in Paris. More than 25 years in risk management, starting his carrier as entrepreneur to deliver first generation of analytics combining risk & finance in a single platform before recently launching the next generation of AI/ML-base predictive analytics helping to make the right decision when it comes to greener the balance-sheet and give access to vital tailored and affordable funding to the underserved population (Empower MSME to generate sustainable growth).
Shweta is the Head of Product for Digital and leads the Strategy for banks in APAC. Shweta has more than 18 years of experience working with Banks and Financial services industry. She has worked with Retail and SME banks and specializes in defining their Digital transformation strategy. Over the last two years her focus is expanded to include Challenger bank launches in UK and APAC. She is also responsible for digital product roadmap and delivery and drives the Cloud strategy in APAC.
Prior to Finastra, Shweta was with ICICI Bank in India and Hong Kong, where she worked on Retail, Corporate and Enterprise software strategy, application decisions and budgeting for the bank. She has also worked with iGate systems providing technology consultancy and service to financial services sector.
Shweta has been engaged in webinars in Hong Kong on Open banking, in Philippines on the launch of digital banks and is actively working with banks in Malaysia on their digital and cloud strategy.
Suganthi has over 25 years’ experience and has held senior leadership positions across the markets of ANZ, India, North Asia, Japan and also South Asia. Suganthi has a distinguished track record of sales success; is a transformational leader and has built strong high-performance teams focused on best practices and in achieving hyper growth. Prior to joining Alteryx, Suganthi managed Qlik’s Asia business and before that JDA Software, Informatica and also Hyperion/Oracle. Suganthi has deep experience in data management, data analytics and the markets we serve throughout Asia. The teams she has led have also been able to experience phenomenal success and growth under her leadership.
She has many accolades to add to her distinguished career; recognised as Singapore Top 100 Women in Technology 2020, Stevie Awards winner for best Asian executive and iGroup Women Leaders in India. Suganthi is also a certified behavioural, sales and an executive coach.
Saurabh Batra is currently the Deal Lead for Global Partnerships at Standard Chartered Bank, based in Singapore. Prior to this role, Saurabh was the Enterprise Agile Design Lead and Journey Lead for Credit Cards, Personal Loan Customer Journey. In this role Saurabh helped lead the pivot to agile at Standard Chartered for their Consumer, Business and Private Banking division which covers 9.6 million clients and 33,000 employees. Saurabh has over 15 years’ experience in Retail Banking with SCB and ANZ Bank and has worked in Product and Credit Risk Head roles across multiple geographies including Singapore, Malaysia and India. Saurabh is passionate about transforming business, leading cross-functional teams and championing a client centric mindset.
Mr. Sigit Prihatmoko is currently VP Corporate Strategy for PT Bank Negara Indonesia where he advises management on key strategic issues. He oversees long term strategic plan, manage business development and evaluating inorganic initiative, and manage organization change to drive strategy execution.
He has been with the company for more than 20 years, with various roles including VP Strategy and Performance, Head of Strategic Planning Group, Project Manager of Contact Center, Project Manager of Multichannel Strategy, Head of Trade Finance Group, and Manager of IT Division.
Mr. Sigit Prihatmoko was graduated from Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia with Magister Management on Financial Management (MM), and Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and Informattion Technology (JTETI) the same university. Most of his experience falls under banking support including corporate strategy development, multichannel management, contact center, trade finance, international remittance, and information technology project implementation.
Nicholas Lim Wen Jun
Nicholas Lim is a specialist in helping organisations create a seamless identity verification process that drives actual impact towards delivering first class customer experiences. He has worked with numerous regional organizations in helping them deploy technology which streamlines mundane workflows achieving better growth results in a world where real identity is a crucial component for businesses.
Charles Day is a Strategic Account Executive at Onfido, and he is an identity expert with a key focus on helping organizations across APAC implement applications for the banking and financial services, blockchain and transportation verticals. He has also spent extensive time working in the cryptocurrency industry.
Harvinder Singh currently serves as VP Sales & Operations (APAC) at Onfido. He joined the company in 2018 as Director of Sales, Strategy and Operations in India and was instrumental in building the company’s core operations team. Prior to Onfido, Harvinder has held a variety of leadership roles at TCS & IBM.
Sean is passionate about leveraging today’s technology to prevent financial crime, whilst still improving sales and the overall customer experience. He has over 15 years experience specialising in this domain and previously held global leadership roles, with direct experience working across EMEA, Americas and throughout Asia Pacific.
Tanvinder has a proven track record as a thought-leader with in-depth subject matter knowledge and success in developing and implementing cybersecurity technologies for large global organisations. Tan is also hands on in formulating technology strategy and leading large change initiatives across a range of security domains. He has significant financial services experience in addition to exposure to Oil and Gas, manufacturing, telecom and govt sectors focusing on defining and executing change. Tan has worked with boards across industry lines to advise them on cybersecurity transformations and has worked around the globe with large conglomerates like Australia and New Zealand Bank, Bank of America, Dell etc.
Partha A V
Partha is Executive Director Deloitte Consulting in Enterprise Technology & Performance, in Southeast Asia based in Singapore and has more than 2 decades of experience in Business transformation led IT enablement. He is responsible for helping clients with their end to end digital transformation leveraging cloud Technologies. He has Large scale transformation experience cutting across the finance, supply chain domains and analytics, profitability management of major FSI clients in the region. He is engaged in the digital banking initiatives of Clients and is a trusted advisor to Clients in the region.
Overall 15+ Years of experience in IT, Spent more than a decade working in financial services. Deep understanding, implementation and production experience in Enterprise application integration Space.
Last few years spent in modernizing the integration space by building Open API's, sand boxing those api's and refactoring the functions as cloud compatible micro services.
Maggie is currently Managing Director, Head of Digital, Customer Experience & Ecosystems for Consumer Business at DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited, driving the digital & CX agenda and monetarizing the investment on digital & CX transformation. She also leads the ecosystem strategy and development as the engine for business growth. Driven, strategic and forward-thinking leader with more than 20 years’ experience in marketing, business development and digital business with multiple geographic experience including US, Singapore, Hong Kong and China. Maggie has proven capability to formulate, drive robust strategy and build market first digital capabilities including internet banking, mobile banking app, Apple watch app, NFC mobile wallet and AI enabled chatbot among many others.
Maggie holds a master’s degree in Information Technology, Macquarie University and a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences, University of Hong Kong.
Ramu is working as a Group CTO at TONIK (first pureplay digital bank in SEA) heading Digital Banking IT Organization (Engineering, Technology, Security & Operation). Ramu brings over 18+ years of information technology, enterprise architecture, product development, IT Operations, Innovation and IT Security experience in both digital/legacy banking and telco verticals.
He has built and launched the first neo-bank in SEA ‘Tonik Bank’ from ground-up heading Engineering, Cloud Technology, Operation, Security and Procurement Management divisions for the bank. He has setup the complete multi-cloud SaaS based banking tech running from 8+ different countries adhering to PDPA, compliance (TRM) and regulatory framework. I own the Tech vision and strategy for TONIK (Retail Neo Bank), Digital Enterprise Architecture for Zero On-prem, Cloud-Native Modern Banking with API Economy Strategy, Multi-Cloud (AWS, GCP), Data Lake & Zero Trust Cybersecurity.
Prior to joining TONIK, he was an IT Director with Capgemini Singapore managing a Large Digital Transformation programme for the Leading Telco (Celcom) in Malaysia
He also worked as a Chief Architect (Deputy Director) for Tagit Singapore where he architected and implemented over 2 dozen retail and business banking solutions for banks such as DBS (SG and HK), UOB Retail & Business Banking (SG), Maybank, OCBC (SG), BSN (MY), RHB (MY), Citi (IN) Axis Bank (IN), EON (Union Bank PH), PNB (PH), Chinabank (PH), RBC (CN) to name a few. He has worked with various Banking CXO’s around SEA on Digital Enterprise IT Modernization, Digital Transformation and DevSecOps implementation as part of the Next Generation Technology Roll-out.
Global citizen, having lived in 4 countries across 2 continents, and done business around SEA region, currently residing in Singapore. Married, with two sons. Lifelong hobbies include reading books, meeting people, and travelling to new places.
Fluent in English, Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi. He holds a Master’s in computer science from Bharathiar University (India), currently pursuing Master of Business Administration at Murdoch University (Australia) and PG Diploma in Innovation & Design Thinking with MIT.
Rajiv Dalmia, Regional Business Development Director for APAC at Software Group.
Rajiv is a dynamic individual with 21 years of experience as an executive leader, strategist, digital evangelist, guest lecturer, mentor and author in the IT/ITeS segment. He has multi country and multi cultural exposure, with deep expertise in Future Relevant Digital & Transformational Technologies. RD also has strong business acumen and specialises in end to end sales, Business Development, Pre-Sales and Solutioning, Client Relationship Management, Alliance-Partners & Analysts Management, Consulting, Operations, Delivery.
As the Chief Operating Officer, Ravi heads Sales, Marketing, Business Development. Product, Operations, Solutions and Support for Gupshup's Enterprise Messaging Business that has grown to become the leading Cloud Messaging Platform under his leadership. Ravi has over 30 years of General Management experience leading Product Development, Product Management, Sales, Marketing, Business Development, Solutions and Support for industry leading Cloud Communications, Mobile and Internet Software Services serving millions of users. His previous roles include General Manager at Akamai, VP at HP (Palm) and Mckinsey. He has been awarded US patents for innovative cloud data management inventions and has an MS in Electrical Engineering and an MBA from Harvard University.
Saurabh Madan has spent 15+ years in technology
Saurabh invests in early-stage startups and provides consulting to B2B SaaS companies on global expansion.
Kushal comes with 10+ years of global experience across APAC, North America and Europe. Managing large teams of expertise ranging from Marketing technology, Campaign operations, Data operations, Content and Product management.
Anmol Arora has spent 15+ years helping brands across the US, APAC, and MENA in achieving their goals for user acquisition, retention, and enhanced product discovery. He was recognized as one of the 100 Most innovative Leaders in MarTech in 2019 and one of Asia’s Most Influential Digital Media Professional in 2015 and he continues to be committed to making a difference to the brands across various industries.
Pat is an evangelist and VP of Solution Engineering for Asia Pacific & Japan at Zimperium, Inc based in Singapore. He advises and consults enterprises on how to protect their mobile device and business-critical app from today's sophisticated mobile attack across: device, network, application and phishing. He has over 20 years of experience from various roles from development, operations and consulting. Pat has spoken at industry leading events on Mobile Security on behalf of the industry.
Pooi Chie Lee
Over the last 15 years, Pooi Chie has been taking a strategic advisory role for enterprises on their digital transformation development and implementation. She successfully helped the organizations to elevate their digital experiences for employees and customers in various domain including business process optimization.
She is currently an Advisory Solution Consultant at ServiceNow, where she is the primary consulting owner to Enterprise customers in ASEAN on Customer Service Management.
Prior to ServiceNow, Pooi Chie has worked with Hewlett-Packard as well as Deloitte as a strategic consultant and project manager for numerous digital transformation projects.
Cris is a long-time tech and marketing executive whose roles include Product Development and Brand Strategy across fintech, digital banking, healthcare, new media and the mobile devices industries. After years in the US working for start-ups and the digital transformation of publishing companies and traditional media, he moved back to the Philippines to hold leadership positions in Yahoo!, ABS-CBN, Samsung and OLX.
At Metrobank, Cris has been tasked to develop new fintech services and define the ecosystem strategy for digital banking. Concurrently, Cris develops the Marketing & Brand Strategy for the mainline bank to help propel it through its digital journey.
Ali Tore is currently is heading the strategic solutions group at Alteryx partnering closely with customers on their digital transformation and analytics automation initiatives. Ali has more than 25 years of experience leading enterprise software, analytics and AI go-to-market and product teams in Silicon Valley. Most recently, he was a Chief Product Officer at ClearStory Data which got acquired by Alteryx in 2019. Ali co-founded and served as CPO and GM of Analytics at Model N, a leading provider of revenue management solutions that went public in 2013. He was a product and program manager at NetDynamics, Sun Microsystems, and at Oracle. Ali earned his undergraduate degree in Industrial Engineering and Management Science from Northwestern University with Honors, and his graduate degree in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.
Maggie has been working for retail, fintech, digital, eCommerce themed events in Escom Events since 2018.