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 is the Global Head of the Trade Innovation, APAC regional head of the Global Trade Finance Department, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation. He leads the bank’s trade finance activities in the region by leveraging his network and expertise in the emerging market countries including major nations in the Middle East, Russia / CIS and Africa. Shinichiro has 25 years of experience in corporate finance and over 19 years of overseas experience in Asia Pacific, Middle East, Russia/CIS and Africa.

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 Director of 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 has over 20 years’ experience as an IT, Change and Innovation leader. Jason has held a series of leadership roles in one of Europe’s Largest hedge funds, Marshall Wace, and specialist bank in the UK, Shawbrook, as Head of Development, Head of IT Strategy and Architecture and finishing up the divisional CIO for the personal side of the bank. Since 2018 Jason has been CTO / CIO of Hay. Responsible for building a high quality team of engineering and delivery professionals, developing relationships with key partners and leading the design and development of Hay's cloud native technology.

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 is an Asia FinTech Leader and Under 30 Fintech Leader - Singapore FinTech Awards 2019, he is also a visiting lecturer for Japan Financial Services Agency and visiting lecturer at Nanyang Technological University. Lincoln is a member of the Global Shaper (an initiative of the World Economic Forum).

Ankit Khandelwal

Senior Director of Decision Science

FICO

Ankit Khandelwal is Segment leader for Decision Science business at FICO’s Asia Pacific team covering Scores, Analytics and Optimization solutions. His core expertise lies in designing analytical solutions for lenders to improve decision making across the customer credit lifecycle. He is currently focused on adoption of streaming analytic innovations, machine learning techniques and usage of alternative data to drive customer decisions.

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 and Financial Services Partner,

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.

Thurain Tun

Head of Financial Services Industry

Google Cloud - JAPAC

Thurain has been working in Technology and sales across Europe and Asia Pacific over the last two decades and is currently based in Singapore.

Thurain has extensive experience in the Financial Services software and consulting industries.

He holds an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management and an undergraduate degree from King’s College, London.

Thurain is passionate about food and culture and how it
drives communities and people together.

Rex Lei

Managing Director, Cloud & AI

Huawei Singapore 

Rex Lei

Managing Director, Cloud & AI

Huawei Singapore

Janet Young

Head of Group Channels and Digitalisation

United Overseas Bank Limited (UOB)

Janet is a member of the senior leadership team under UOB Group CEO, leading delivery channels, digitalisation initiatives and customer experience & advocacy to achieve UOB Group’s vision of a premier regional bank in Asia Pacific. Working with Business, Technology partners and Country teams in UOB, FinTech and ecosystem players externally, she champions collaborative business models, omni-channel strategy to drive better customer experience and outcomes for the bank and its customers in the digital age.

Janet has more than 25 years of banking and treasury experience with Bank of America Merrill Lynch, HSBC and Philips Electronics.

Greg Krasnov

Founder & CEO

TONIK Bank

Greg Krasnov

Founder & CEO

TONIK Bank

Anand Subbaraman

General Manager, Retail Banking

Finastra 

Anand Subbaraman

General Manager, Retail Banking

Finastra 

Branson Lee

Executive Committee Member, SFA

CEO, ecxx.com

Branson Lee is an EXCO member of the Singapore FinTech Association since 2017 as well as the Blockchain Association of Singapore. He has over 10 years of experience in sales management in business information and technology companies dealing with government, statutory boards, financial Institutions, corporates in South East Asia. He has consulted for Gartner Inc, working with CIO/CEOs of some of the largest brands in Singapore. During his stint in LinkedIn, Branson engaged and advised Fortune 500 companies in Indonesia and Singapore on their social media strategy. Having started off his career as an engineer with Sun Microsystems, he is currently the CEO of a digital asset exchange, ECXX.com. Branson is also a frequent speaker at blockchain workshops / seminars for financial institutions, government agencies and private events.

 

Luke Grubb

Partner 

Clifford Chance

Luke is a Technology partner in our Corporate group in Singapore and head of Clifford Chance's Asia Pacific Technology group. Luke provides strategic, commercial advice on all forms of complex technology matters, including payments and FinTech matters, outsourcing, commercial contracts, cloud computing, content licensing and distribution, data privacy and cybersecurity, with particular expertise advising on cross border commercial transactions.

Ling Ho

Partner 

Clifford Chance

Ling is Head of Clifford Chance's Intellectual Property Group in Asia Pacific and Co-Head of the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Practice in China. Ling has spent over 20 years advising clients on intellectual property related matters. Her expertise covers the full spread of contentious and non-contentious intellectual property, trademark and patent portfolio management in Hong Kong, China and around Asia. She is a core member of the firm's global Tech Group with particular focus on IP, cyber, tech disputes and risk management.

Donn Yam

Mid-Career NUS Fintech SG Graduate

  • Donn is a simple, ordinary human being sharing spaceship earth with all living beings. He hopes that technological improvements can enable the planet to thrive and recover from past abuse.
  • He has been working in Procurement, Supply Chain, Logistics and Asset Management in both the private and public sector for over two decades allowing him to visit all the continents except South America and Antarctica.
  • Recently, he was given the chance to save the world by staying at home and he made use of the opportunity to learn more about Fintech through the NUS SG Fintech program.

Tan Pei Wen

Chief Operating Officer, Cash in Asia

Mid-Career NUS Fintech SG Graduate

Pei Wen is an experienced banker, with 12 years of experience in corporate and transaction banking, mainly dealing with Financial Institutions, MNCs and government bodies.
• Having been in roles from backend to frontend, she is familiar with how technology has helped the financial industry over the years. and has managed both external and internal stakeholders before.
• She holds an Arts degree in Sociology from NUS and is a recent graduate of the NUS FintechSG programme.
• She took a career break to spend time with her children, and has recently joined Cash In Asia as their COO, overseeing their business strategy and operations.

Carl Hollingsworth

Head of Legal & Corporate Governance

Mox Bank Ltd

Carl is a former M&A lawyer with a passion for finding innovative and efficient solutions to legal, governance and customer issues in the virtual bank context.  Prior to joining Mox, Carl worked with Standard Chartered for many years, as the Regional Head of Corporate Governance, Head of IP Legal and leading the Group’s M&A team in Asia.  Carl previously worked as an external lawyer in Singapore, Hong Kong, London and Australia – and is a very proud Tasmanian.

Robert Kensit

Director, Legal and Regulatory Advice Platform, Asia Pacific

Credit Suisse

Robert Kensit leads the management of legal and regulatory considerations associated to the delivery of front-to-back change across Credit Suisse’s external and internal platforms including Digital Private Banking and internal Relationship Manager tools in Asia Pacific, based in Singapore.

Robert joined Credit Suisse in 2015 and has been instrumental in enabling the successful overhaul and digitalization of the Private Banking platform.

He has more than 13 years of experience in providing Legal, Compliance, Risk and Governance advice within the financial services industry across Asia and Europe.

He holds a Bachelors Degree in Law with History from the University of Keele, United Kingdom.