Symposium 2020 Speakers

Ng Chee Meng

Secretary-General

National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)

Ng Chee Meng

Secretary-General

National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)

Chia Hock Lai

President

Singapore FinTech Association (SFA)

Chia Hock Lai

President

Singapore FinTech Association (SFA)

Sopnendu Mohanty

Chief Fintech Officer

Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)

Sopnendu Mohanty is responsible for creating development strategies, public infrastructure and regulatory policies around technology innovation.

Mohanty has spent over 20 years in various leadership roles globally in technology, finance and innovation. He has co-authored several patented works in area of retail distribution of the financial sector.

Mohanty extensively engages with ecosystems of various jurisdictions on innovation, policy making and tech enabled financial services. He is on the Institutional Investor’s list of influential FinTech global dealmakers.

Mohanty has been recognized internationally as a FinTech thought leader and he was recently named the Market Reformer of the Year by IFL, Euromoney.

Patrick Tay

Assistant Secretary-General

National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)

Patrick Tay is the Assistant Secretary-General of NTUC and also Director of NTUC’s Legal Services and Strategy Departments.

He currently co-chairs the Financial Sector Tripartite Committee with the Monetary Authority of Singapore and the PME Taskforce with the Singapore National Employer’s Federation.

He is also the Executive Secretary for the Banking & Financial Services Union and Singapore Manual & Mercantile Workers’ Union.

Matthias Kroener

Founder & Former CEO

Fidor Bank

Matthias “mk” Kröner is a highly respected thought leader within the global financial services community when it comes to planning, building and operating disruptive and customer-centric digital banking business models.

The tech enthusiast is one of few people worldwide who has co-founded two digital banks, serving them as entrepreneur and CEO.

DAB Bank was the Europe´s first Discount Broker, while 2009 founded Fidor Bank is seen to be the oldest fintech bank of the world.

Shinichiro Yamazaki

Global Head of Trade Innovation, Region Head of Trade Finance APAC

SMBC

Shinichiro Yamazaki

Global Head of Trade Innovation, Region Head of Trade Finance APAC

SMBC

Pauline Wray

Global Lead

BCG Expand FinTech Control Tower

Pauline has deep expertise Financial services, financial regulations and Digital topics, with 17 years of experience in the financial services industry.  

As head of Expand Research Asia, Pauline continues to develop her knowledge of major financial institutions, technology companies, and financial services regulators. 

Having worked in London and New York, Pauline founded Asia Expand Consulting PTE LTD, before the acquisition by Boston Consulting Group in 2011.  

Pauline is a member of the Expand/BCG leadership team and FI sectors advisory board. 

Leads the management and strategic direction of Expand in Asia and BCG’s FinTech Control Tower globally

Paul Landless

Partner

Clifford Chance

Paul Landless is a partner in Clifford Chance's Singapore office who is co-head of our APAC Tech Group and one of the leaders of our Fintech practice.

His focus is financial markets technology, algorithmic trading, crypto markets, artificial intelligence, smart contracts and DLT uses in financial markets trading, risk management, treasury and payments.

Paul is a member of the global Panel of Recognised Market Experts in Finance Foundation (P.R.I.M.E. Finance) based in the Hague.

Doris Teo

Strategic Account Manager ASEAN

R3

Doris Teo is an accomplished and driven sales professional with strong belief in passion & integrity to derive results. Possessing a proven sales track record of over 15 years of strategic & solution selling experience in finance services industry, having worked for SunGard, Deutsche Borse, Dell, Ullink and finally ventured into enterprise blockchain space with R3.

Before relocated to Singapore, Doris spent over a decade in Hong Kong and helped to set up R3 Hong Kong in January 2019 to cover business development activities for Greater China. Today she is responsible for strategic account management including Central Banks, Financial Institutions, MNCs across APAC for R3.

Aashish Sharma

Senior Partner and Segment Leader Decision Management

FICO

Aashish Sharma is Segment leader for Risk Lifecycle and Decision Management at FICO’s Asia pacific Team. He is an evangelist for the power of Decision Management.

Aashish helps financial institutions around Asia Pacific to improve their decision management and risk lifecycle strategies, which requires understanding clients’ current challenges and being acutely aware of emerging business and technology trends.

He holds MBA and Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Science. He is also a certified Financial Risk Manager(FRM) from Global Association of Risk

Professionals (GARP).
Aashish lives in Singapore.

Tan Bin Ru

Co-Chairperson, Blockchain Association Singapore

CEO (Southeast Asia), OneConnect Financial Technology

Tan Bin Ru is the CEO (Southeast Asia) of OneConnect Financial Technology Co. Ltd. She is responsible for expanding OneConnect’s fintech solutions outside of China.

Bin Ru has over 20 years of experience in driving successful sales strategies and operational improvements at MNCs and startups. 

At the Singapore FinTech Awards 2019, Bin Ru has been recognized as one of the “Top 5 Women in FinTech” for her exceptional contribution to the Singapore fintech industry, and “Asia FinTech Leaders” for her leadership in building a sustainable company amidst its rapid expansion in the region.

Jason Latham

Chief Information Officer

Hay

Jason Latham

Chief Information Officer

Hay

Siobhan Hartnoll

Commercial Lead Asia Pacific Australia

Featurespace

Siobhan is an ambitious and integral part of Featurespace's success. She deployed its real-time fully adaptive models at major processors like TSYS and four of the top five largest banks in the U.K. Leveraging expertise gained from her contributions to the building of the company’s European business, Siobhan played a crucial role in creating the strategy for Featurespace’s expansion into  Australia and Asia Pacific and now leads the commercial development of the region.

Siobhan has been invited by the British High Commission in Singapore to lead a discussion on AI ethics, speak on Asia Pacific Payment Trends at BrighTALK and International Regtech Association. 

David Fodor

Business Development Manager, FSI

AWS

For the past 25 years David has worked within the Financial Services industry both domestically and in the UK, accumulating a diverse skill-set transcending the banking value chain. David has led large onshore and offshore operational teams spanning Product Management, Finance, Risk, Procurement and HR operations. David spent the last five years of his tenure in Banking driving Technology Transformation agendas focused on core banking and analytic platforms. He joined the Amazon Web Services Business Development team in 2017 as the FSI lead for Australia and New Zealand.

David is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds an Economics degree from La Trobe University.

Myles Bertrand

Managing Director, APAC

Mambu

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. Myles has over 20 years of experience in software solutions with key strengths in payments and transaction banking. Myles has a proven capability to deliver improved customer outcomes through developing product and customer focused solutions.

Lincoln Yin

Founder and CEO

RootAnt

Lincoln Yin

Founder and CEO

RootAnt

Ankit Khandelwal

Decision Sciences Segment Leader (APJ)

FICO

Ankit Khandelwal

Decision Sciences Segment Leader (APJ)

FICO

Associate Professor Keith B. Carter

Director, NUS FinTech Lab

Co-Director, CRYSTAL Center

Keith is an Associate Professor at the NUS School of Computing, a leader of executive education, Director of the NUS FinTech Lab, Co-Director of the CRYSTAL Center.

He has advised governments on FinTech policy, consulted to publicly listed bank presidents on operational excellence, and developed data strategies for multinationals. Keith's experience gives him a unique blend of business, academic, and entrepreneurship which results in realistic futurist views that delight audiences around the world.

Keith received his MBA from Cornell University and Bachelors in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Eric Schaffer, PHD, CPE, CXA, CUA

Founder & Head

HFI Laboratories

Eric is the world’s thought-leader and global evangelist for mature and industrial-strength User Experience (UX) operations.He has been working in the UX field since 1977.

Eric has authored two books that provide great insights for those who wish to bring the benefits of UX to their companies.

He co-developed The HFI Framework™, an ISO-certifiable process for
user-centred design.

He was the primary developer of the HFI courses in UX. He also was the lead for the design for UX Enterprise TM and wrote the core patient underlying that product.


Eric has extensive experience in the financial, insurance, manufacturing, government, health care and telecommunications industries.

Steve Ledzian

Vice President & Chief Technology Officer APAC

FireEye, Inc

In his role as Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for Asia Pacific, Steve Ledzian advises organizations across the region on approaches to implementing modern, mature security postures. He has spent half of his 25-year career in IT focused on cyber security in Asia.

Steve is a prolific public speaker and has delivered keynotes at security events across the Asia Pacific region on a broad range of security topics. He specializes in presenting highly technical subject matter in plain language easily understood by non-technical executives and has been featured as a TEDx speaker.

Steve holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in computer science from Rutgers University.

Patrice Choong

Director, School of Infocomm Technology

Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Patrice is the founding director of The Sandbox, the Innovation and Entrepreneurship office of Ngee Ann Polytechnic. At The Sandbox, Patrice kickstarted several initiatives to promote innovation and entrepreneurship among students and alumni.

Prior to The Sandbox, Patrice was helping the Polytechnic at the Planning and Projects office in areas such as Strategic Planning, Management Workplans and Institutional Knowledge. Patrice also taught in the School of InfoComm Technology as a Senior Lecturer in the field of Information Security for 9 years.
Patrice graduated with a B.Eng (Computer Engineering), a Masters in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore, and a Masters in Education from the University of Adelaide.

Eileen Nah

Head of OCBC Leadership, Future Smart & Customer Experience Faculties

OCBC Bank

Eileen Nah is the Head of OCBC Leadership, Future Smart and Customer Experience faculties in OCBC Bank. She possesses over 20 years of experience in specialised domains, including leadership and talent development, culture transformation, values embedment, digital mindset and competency development, and customer and relationship management.

Eileen has held several leadership portfolios in different industries and business functions.

Eileen’s current role as Head of Leadership, Future Smart and Customer Experience Faculties in OCBC Bank includes building the leadership pipeline and future competencies for the bank, transforming the culture and enabling the workforce.

Janet Uy

Data Science Lead (ASEAN), Solution Engineering Lead (Singapore)

Oracle Corporation

Janet Uy is Oracle’s Data Science Lead for ASEAN, as well as Solution Engineering Lead for Singapore. On top of her technical role, she has been actively driving education and evangelisation of data science internally and externally, particularly around Big Data, Deep Learning, Machine Learning, and Artificial Intelligence.

Prior to joining Oracle, Janet was the Head of Data Science at lloopp, a Singapore based startup company, which started the Deep Learning wave in the country.

Janet has a Master’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from De La Salle University Manila and has pursued her PhD In Industrial & Systems Engineering at the National University of Singapore.

Wanyi Wong

FinTech Leader

PricewaterhouseCoopers, Singapore

Wanyi is PwC Singapore’s FinTech Leader. She sits within PwC Singapore’s Venture Hub - a one-stop shop approach to providing solutions, services and collaborating with entrepreneurs, venture capitalist, incubators and accelerators within the venture ecosystem to help them expand into their key markets.

Wanyi enables the future of financial services by offering a wide spectrum of services to diverse players within the FinTech ecosystem.

Having worked in the Singapore, America and Australia firms within the PwC network, she has serviced a wide array of clients including advising
aspiring digital banks.

Leonard Chong

VP of Business Development, APJ

Airome

Leonard Chong has more than 20-years’ of experience in the cybersecurity and ICT industries.

Leonard has a technical background with a Master of Science in Software Engineering.

His work experience varies from software engineering, project management, technical consultancy, to sales and business development, which is his main area of focus now.

He has worked extensively in Asia Pacific, Australia, Europe, U.K. and U.S.A.

He has been tasked to grow the Airome business in the APJ region.

Svetlana Egorova

Head of Payment Development

Alfa Bank

Practitioner of design thinking approach in product development.

In Alfa Bank, Svetlana Egorova is responsible for the entrepreneur's settlement and user experience in digital channels.

Jonathan Lim

CEO & Co-Founder

Oddle

Jonathan Lim

CEO & Co-Founder

Oddle

Eddie Lee

Co-founder

Pilon

Eddie Lee

Co-founder

Pilon

Tan Chun Hao

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Goldbell Financial Services

Tan Chun Hao

Head of Strategic Partnerships

Goldbell Financial Services

Hizam Ismail

CEO & Co-founder

Rely

Hizam Ismail

CEO & Co-founder

Rely

Eric Lin

Director of Digital Transformation, FSI, EBG

Huawei Asia

Eric Lin

Director of Digital Transformation, FSI, EBG

Huawei Asia

Wu Shi Wei

Chief Technology Officer

Huawei Cloud APAC

Wu Shi Wei

Chief Technology Officer

Huawei Cloud APAC

Tracy Lee

Director, Industry Development Division 2

SkillsFuture Singapore Agency

Tracy has worked in roles that are predominantly related to workforce development, ranging from competency framework development, training quality assurance, workforce planning and industry skills transformation, promotion of enterprise human capital initiatives, and human resource management and development.

In her current role, Tracy oversees the appointment and management of training providers in sectors ranging from lifestyle and tourism to ICT, financial services and other professional services sectors, and the implementation of skills and manpower development interventions.

Tracy has a Bachelor degree in business with a major in human resource and a Master degree in business from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Ng Nam Sin

Chief Executive Officer

The Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF)

Ng Nam Sin joined the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) in 1988. In 1994, he was posted to the EDB office in New York, where he was the Regional Director.
He moved to the MAS in 1998 where he was in charge of developing the Singapore financial sector. In 2013, he took on new responsibilities for human resource, information technology and corporate services. 

Ng Nam Sin was seconded to the IBF in June 2018, where he is currently the CEO.
Ng Nam Sin graduated with a degree in engineering at the University of Glasgow, UK in 1985.
He was awarded the Public Administration Medal (Silver) in 2008.