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Guest of Honour


The launch of the Digital Banking Symposium 2020 will be held on 3 November 2020, and we are humbled to have Mr Ng Chee Meng, Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC) joining us as the Guest of Honour.

What are you waiting for? Get your tickets for the symposium today!

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The Digital Banking Symposium 2020, co-organised by the Singapore FinTech Association (SFA) and Banking and Financial Services Union (BFSU), aims to help attendees deep dive and explore the impact that Digital Banks will bring to Singapore and the ASEAN region, with an exciting agenda and speaker lineup over the two-day symposium. 

Interested to know more about global challenger banks? Or the job opportunities in FinTech over the next 12 months? SFA, in collaboration with our supporting partners, will launch 3 key industry reports on Digital Banking (Global & ASEAN) and the state of FinTech employment in Singapore - don't miss out! 

And for anybody who is interested to join this thriving sector, the second day of this symposium will also feature workshops, discussions as well as networking sessions with FinTech employers to prepare you for your journey into FinTech.

Join us on 3 & 4 November for the Digital Banking Symposium 2020, and stay tuned for more updates!

Featured Speakers

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.

Pauline Wray

Global Lead, BCG 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.

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.

Chia Hock Lai

President, Singapore FinTech Association

Chia Hock Lai is the CEO of Switchnovate, a FinTech consultancy firm that provides financial blockchain solutions, and has close to 2 decades of experience in the financial and technology industry. He has previously worked in organisations like the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) and NTUC Income. He is also an alumnus of the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).


Wu Shi Wei

Chief Technology Officer

Huawei Cloud APAC

Wu Shi Wei

Chief Technology Officer

Huawei Cloud APAC

Ankit Khandelwal

Senior Director of Decision Science


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.

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.

Eric Lin

Director of Digital Transformation, FSI, EBG

Huawei Asia

Eric Lin

Director of Digital Transformation, FSI, EBG

Huawei Asia

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 with R3 (during COVID), Doris spent over a decade in Hong Kong where she regards her “second home”. Doris 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.

Agenda Sneak Preview

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9:30 - 9:35 AM

Symposium Opening

Welcome Speech by Mr Chia Hock Lai, President, Singapore FinTech Association

9:35 - 10:00 AM
Welcome Speech by Guest of Honour, Mr Ng Chee Meng, Secretary-General of the National Trades Union Congress (NTUC)

10:00 - 10:10 AM
Launch of the Digital Banking Reference Document by BCG & SFA, Presented by Pauline Theobald Wray, Managing Director, BCG Expand Research, Fintech Control Tower

10:10 - 11:00 AM
Launch of the ASEAN Digital Banking Report by BCG, SFA & Finastra

  • Chia Hock Lai, President, Singapore FinTech Association
  • Pauline Wray, Global Lead, BCG FinTech Control Tower 
  • Greg Krasnov, Founder & CEO, TONIK Bank
  • Anand Subbaraman, General Manager, Retail Banking, Finastra

11:00 - 11:55 AM
Main Panel 1: Digital Banking in SG and Beyond

  • Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
  • Patrick Tay, Assistant Secretary-General, National Trades Union Congress
  • Pauline Wray, Global Lead, BCG FinTech Control Tower 
  • Matthias Kröner, Founder and Former Chief Executive Officer, Fidor Bank
  • Wu Shi Wei, Chief Technology Officer, Huawei Cloud APAC

11:55 - 12:15 PM
Keynote Speech - HUAWEI CLOUD

  • Eric Lin – Director of Digital Transformation, FSI, EBG, Huawei Asia

12:15 - 1:00 PM
Insight Sharing and Case Studies on Digital Banking - HUAWEI CLOUD

  • Wu Shi Wei, Chief Technology Officer, Huawei Cloud APAC
  • Matthew Chen, Group CEO, Sunline Overseas Business Group  
  • Zhaokai He Edward, Senior Business Development Manager, Wallyt
  • Jay Li, Account Director, Cloudwise

1:00 - 1:30 PM
Building a Bank in 305 days- BCG

  • Jason Latham, Chief Information Officer, Hay
  • Pauline Wray, Global Lead, BCG FinTech Control Tower 
  • Siobhan Hartnoll, Commercial Lead Asia Pacific Australia, Featurespace
  • David Fodor, Business Development Manager, FSI, AWS
  • Myles Bertrand, Managing Director, APAC, Mambu

1:30 - 2:15 PM
The Next Banking Revolution: A Promise of Transparency and Efficiency - R3

  • Branson Lee, Executive Committee Member, Singapore FinTech Association, CEO, ECXX 
  • Doris Teo, Strategic Account Manager ASEAN, R3
  • Lincoln Yin, Founder and CEO of RootAnt
  • Shinichiro Yamazaki, Global Head of Trade Innovation, Region Head of Trade Finance APAC, SMBC

2:15 - 3:00 PM
Managing Legal and Regulatory Risks faced by Digital Banks in APAC - Mox, Clifford Chance and Credit Suisse

  • Paul Landless, Partner, Clifford Chance
  • Luke Grubb, Partner, Clifford Chance
  • Ling Ho, Partner, Clifford Chance
  • Robert J. Kensit – Director, Legal & Regulatory Advice, Credit Suisse
  • Carl Hollingsworth – Head of Legal and Corporate Governance, Mox Bank

3:00 - 3:45 PM
Frictionless Payments & Digital KYC Experience - Fast, Furious & Compliant - Accuity

  • Payal Patel, Managing Director – APAC, FINTRAIL
  • Grace Chong, Of Counsel (Singapore & Hong Kong), Simmons & Simmons
  • Aditi Sholapurkar, Head of Strategy & Corporate Development, NIUM
  • Irina Chuchkina, Marketing Director, Asia Pacific, Rapyd
  • Alina Bucur, Marketing Director, Accuity 

3:45 - 4:30 PM
Why Digital Banks Win With Analytics-Driven Decisions - FICO

  • Aashish Sharma, Senior Director of Decision Management, FICO
  • Ankit Khandelwal, Senior Director of Decision Science, FICO

4:30 - 5:15 PM
The Evolution of Financing: Rise of Ecosystems - GoldBell

  • Eddie Lee, Co-founder, Pilon
  • Tan Chun Hao, Head of Strategic Partnerships, Polaris, Goldbell Financial Services
  • Hizam Ismail, CEO & Co-founder, Rely
  • Jonathan Lim - CEO & Co-founder, Oddle 

5:15 - 6:00 PM
How to Achieve a Secure Contactless Customer Experience using your Mobile - Airome

  • Leonard Chong, VP of Business Development, APJ, Airome
  • Svetlana Egorova, Head of Payment Development, Alfa Bank
  • Aaron Fu, Business Development Manager, Netrust

9:00 - 10:00 AM
Panel Discussion: Emerging Technology in Financial Services and its Impact on Jobs

  • Wanyi Wong, FinTech Leader and Financial Services Partner, PwC Singapore
  • Ng Nam Sin, Chief Executive Officer, The Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF)
  • Tracy Lee, Director, Industry Development Division 2, Skillsfuture
  • Rex Lei, Managing Director, Cloud & AI, Huawei Singapore
  • Janet Young, Managing Director & Head, Group Channels & Digitalization, UOB Ltd

10:00 - 11:00 AM
AI and the Future of Banking by NUS Fintech Lab

  • Associate Professor Keith B. Carter, NUS FinTech Lab
  • Thurain Tun, Head of Financial Services Industry, Google Cloud - JAPAC
  • Donn Yam, (More Details Coming)
  • Tan Pei Wen, (More Details Coming)

11:00 - 12:00 AM
Growing a UX Career In the Financial Sector by NTUC LearningHub

  • Eric Schaffer, PhD, CPE, CXA, CUA Founder – Head of HFI Laboratories

12:00 - 1:00 PM
Employer Networking Session - FinTech

1:00 - 2:00 PM
Employer Networking Session - Banking

2:00 - 3:00 PM
Enabling the New Age Digital Bank with Emerging Technologies by BAS

  • Tan Bin Ru, Co-Chairperson, Blockchain Association Singapore and CEO (Southeast Asia), OneConnect Financial Technology

3:00 - 4:00 PM
Cyber Risk to Digital Banking: Likely Attack Scenarios and Defensive Insights by SIM

  • Steve Ledzian, Vice President & Chief Technology Officer APAC, FireEye, Inc

4:00 - 5:00 PM
First Steps into the world of FinTech, Machine Learning, and AI by Ngee Ann Polytechnic

  • Patrice Choong,  Director , School of Infocomm Technology, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • Eileen Nah, Head of OCBC Leadership, Future Smart and Customer Experience Faculties, OCBC Bank
  • Janet Uy, Data Science Lead (ASEAN), Solution Engineering Lead (Singapore) Oracle Corporation
  • Chia Hock Lai, CEO, Switchnovate, President, Singapore FinTech Association

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