Fintech Frontiers Forum: Trailblazing the Future of Fintech

Join us at our Fintech Frontiers Forum: Trailblazing the Future of Fintech, where we invite subject matter experts to share knowledge, foster dynamic discussion, and encourage collaboration within the fintech ecosystem. This forum aligns with the 5 zones and theme of Singapore FinTech Festival 2023, focusing on the ‘Application of AI in Financial Services’ which plays a pivotal role in shaping the future of the fintech industry. 

At its essence, Fintech Frontiers Forum is designed to provide you with invaluable insights through multiple engaging sessions. By participating, you can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the latest trends, best practices, and innovative approaches that will propel you towards success in the fintech space.

Don't miss this opportunity to be part of our Fintech Frontiers Forum and be prepared to embark on a journey that will shape the future of fintech. We hope to see you there!

Date : 14 November 2023, Tuesday

Time : 10am - 5pm

Venue: 80 Robinson Road #08-01, Singapore 068898

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Here is what you can expect: 

Founders Zone (10am - 11am): Navigating the Funding Frontier: Startup Challenges and Opportunities 

Unlock the Path to Successful Startup Fundraising! Join our panel discussion as we delve into the intricacies of fundraising for startups and the challenges faced at different growth stages. Our esteemed speakers will share their insights and experiences, guiding audiences through the best approaches to secure funding and capitalize on a myriad of opportunities available for startups.

Key Highlights:

  • Fundraising Strategies: Discover effective approaches to secure funding at various stages of your startup journey.
  • Navigating Challenges: Gain valuable insights on overcoming common obstacles faced during the fundraising process.
  • Seizing Opportunities: Explore the vast landscape of opportunities available for startups in today's market. 


  • Simon Xie, Funding Societies, Country Head Singapore
  • Sharon Lourdes Paul, Headquarters (, Co-Founder & CEO
  • Alex Toh, SCVentures, Investments
  • Scott Krivokopich, 1982 Ventures, Managing Partner
  • Adrian Chng, SFA Executive Committee Member

ESG Zone (11am - 12pm): Green Fintech: Building a Sustainable Future through Technology and Collaboration

This session invites you to navigate the intersection of green finance and technology, and uncover opportunities to drive innovation and growth in this space. Our panelists will explore how we can build a more vibrant green fintech ecosystem in Singapore and foster partnerships to accelerate developments in this growing space. 

Key Highlights:

  • Unlocking Opportunities in Green Fintech: Our panelists will share their experience on developing businesses in the green finance and sustainability space.
  • Fostering a Vibrant Ecosystem in Singapore: The panel will discuss how we can build an ecosystem for green finance to flourish and ongoing efforts in the public and private space.
  • Partnerships for Growth: The panel will share successful partnerships that have supported their business growth and tap on each other’s experience for mutual learnings.


  • Benjamin Soh, STACS, Co-Founder, Managing Director 
  • Dael Wilson, ESGTech, Chief Revenue Officer 
  • John Lu, Digital Industry Singapore, Director 
  • John Choi, First Rate SG, Managing Director
  • Matthew Lovatt, SFA Executive Committee Member

Tech Zone (2pm - 3pm):  Beyond Tomorrow: Emerging Technologies in 2024 

Discover the future of AI through the lens of industry experts. Join us for an insightful session where our esteemed speakers will share their perspectives on the evolving trends, challenges, and strategies to thrive in this dynamic landscape.

Key Highlights:

  • GenAI Evolution and Business Impact: Witness the evolution of GenAI over the past year since ChatGPT's inception. Learn how this progression is set to shape business strategies in 2024, offering insights that will empower attendees to navigate the ever-evolving landscape effectively.
  • Real World Assets (RWA) Revolution, Bitcoin Halving, and ETF Potential: Dive into the surge of Real World Assets (RWA) adoption, propelled by regulatory clarity from key authorities. Additionally, uncover the impact of Bitcoin halving, historically driving significant price surges. Explore the potential game-changing approval of a Bitcoin Spot ETF by the SEC, which could usher in increased institutional participation and fortify the legitimacy of the crypto market.


  • Henry Zhang, DigiFT, CEO & Founder 
  • Shin Wee Chuang,, CEO & Founder 

Regulation Zone (3pm - 4pm): Regulatory Crossroads: Responsible Use of AI 

Join us for a thought-provoking panel discussion session where industry experts will explore the potential benefits of a regulatory framework that promotes innovation while mitigating risks in the realm of Artificial Intelligence (AI). This roundtable will delve into the challenges of striking the right balance between regulation and innovation, and discuss how certain regulations might inadvertently hinder the progress of AI developments. Additionally, our esteemed speakers will share valuable insights on how to collectively shape the future of AI regulations.

Key Topics:

  • Advantages of AI Regulations: Gain insights into how well-crafted regulations can drive innovation while ensuring responsible AI adoption.
  • Finding the Right Balance: Discuss the challenges of navigating the delicate balance between fostering innovation and mitigating risks.
  • Unintended Consequences: Analyze how certain regulations might unintentionally hold back AI advancements and limit technological breakthroughs.
  • Shaping the Future Together: Share ideas on how to foster a collective effort among industry stakeholders, policymakers, and researchers in shaping AI regulations.


  • Harry Godber, FlareHR, Head of Strategy and General Counsel and Senior Advisor to Australia Prime Minister
  • Leanne Lim, Advance Group (Atome), Regional Head of Compliance
  • Ramanthan Sivabalan, LexisNexis Risk Solutions, Director of Market Planning, APAC Financial Crime Compliance and Payments
  • Jacqueline Pang, SFA Subcommittee Member

Talent Zone (4pm - 5pm): Winning the Fintech Talent War 

Join us for an informative session where we will explore the cutting-edge strategies and technologies that Fintech companies are employing to attract and retain top talent in today’s competitive landscape. In this session, we will also be discussing preferred leadership styles and effective employee engagement practices that Fintech companies should adopt.

Key Topics:

  • Technology-driven Talent Acquisition: Explore the innovative technologies that Fintech companies are embracing to streamline their talent acquisition process. From AI-powered candidate screening to virtual onboarding, understand how technology is revolutionizing the hiring landscape.
  • Talent Analytics in Fintech: Discover how Fintech companies are leveraging talent analytics to make data-driven decisions in their recruitment and retention efforts. Learn about the latest tools and methodologies that enable companies to identify the right talent and create a high-performing workforce.
  • Strategies for Talent Retention: Uncover the preferred leadership styles that have proven successful in the Fintech industry for retaining top talent. Learn from experienced leaders about their approaches to building a thriving work culture that fosters employee loyalty and commitment.


  • Sharon Li, CHOYS, Co-Founder
  • Sujata Biswas, Mercer, Principal, Talent Solutions
  • Richa Vandergill, WISE, Head of APAC Recruitment
  • Pauline Sim, SFA Executive Committee Member