Merging "geeky-funky" startup events with "gentlemen club” banking conferences and creating a unique chemistry between FinTech entrepreneurs, investors, bankers and governments both in Asia and globally
We help those who are truly passionate about FinTech to share ideas and to collaborate on reinvention and reimagining of the financial industry
We bring together passionate executives, innovative entrepreneurs, professional investors and we remain open to government organizations that support innovation
We are Asian based and focused primarily upon FinTech. We dive deep into specific topics, like Blockchain, RegTech, Wealth Management, InsuranceTech, Payments, P2P etc
High quality talks
We thoroughly interview potential Speakers before we make the decision to invite them. We help Speakers to shape their talk, creating unique and valuable content for FINNOVASIA participants
No sales pitches or PR blah-blah
Everyone hates to be sold. We work only with those partners that share our principles and passion and who bring value to the conference
No hidden agenda, no politics
FINNOVASIA is an independent initiative – self-financed, transparent, no bias
Everyone is VIP, no discrimination
We provide equal opportunities to engage everyone. We avoid closed meetings, exclusive VIP dining, and “invitation only” side events
It's the best FINTECH conference I've ever attended in Asia
Melissa Guzy – Founder & Managing Partner – Arbor Ventures
Founder & President
Founder & President - Ethereum Foundation
Often introduced as an "insanely smart" and "Blockchain genius" or even "digital Lenin", 21 years old Vitalik Buterin is a programmer, writer and founder of Ethereum, the decentralized web 3.0 publishing platform.
In 2014, Buterin won the World Technology Award for the co-creation and invention of Ethereum.
Buterin was born in Russia, grew up in Canada, and currently resides in Zug, Switzerland. Vitalik was awarded a $100,000 PayPal co-founder and noted VC investor Peter Thiel fellowship..
Huy Nguyen Trieu
Author - Disruptive Finance
Huy Nguyen Trieu is the author of the blog Disruptive Finance. He is one of the few experts who understands both the complexities of traditional finance - being a Managing Director for a major international bank - and the real drivers of innovation - being an advisor to many startups and himself a former startup CEO.
On the Fintech Advisory board of the World Economic Forum, and is the Fintech Resident Expert at Oxford Said Business School. He graduated from MIT (US) and École Polytechnique (France).
CEO and Co-Founder
CEO & Co-Founder - Secco Bank
Chris Gledhill regularly ranks #1 top global FinTech influencer and often speaks and writes about FinTech, Banking and the future of financial services. Chris was lead mobile architect and led the disruptive innovation labs at Lloyds Banking Group before becoming CEO and Co-Founder of UK Challenger Bank Secco
Chris has both a technical & business background with expertise spanning a wide range of disruptive technologies including Blockchain, AI, API, Big Data, Deep Learning, Virtual Reality, CryptoCurrencies, Biometrics, Mobile & Wearables
Chris is a regular blogger and his twitter feed [@cgledhill] has become a ‘must follow’ for anyone in the industry looking to keep up to date with the latest FinTech developments around the world
Bénédicte N. Nolens
Securities and Futures Commission
Senior Director, Head of Risk and Strategy - Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission
Bénédicte N. Nolens is Senior Director and Head of Risk and Strategy (R&S) of the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (SFC). Bénédicte joined the SFC in 2012 to establish a new, centralized unit, overseeing risk identification and related strategic planning.
In 2013, R&S published a report entitled “G-SIFI Trends in Risk and Risk Mitigation”, setting out best practices in risk governance and risk culture. In 2015, R&S published a second report entitled “Asset Management: Looking Forward”, setting out risk and strategic trends in asset management, including trends in e-platforms and other innovations in the fund distribution channel.
During the course of 2015, Bénédicte was appointed as a member of the Financial Stability Board (FSB) Market Experts Group on Asset Management, as a member of the Hong Kong Financial Service and Treasury Bureau Fintech Steering Group, and also as the Vice Chair of the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) Committee on Emerging Risks (CER), which issues an annual IOSCO Risk Outlook report. Starting March 2016, Bénédicte oversees the Fintech Contact Point of the SFC.
Before joining the SFC, Bénédicte was a Managing Director at Credit Suisse and an Executive Director at Goldman Sachs. Bénédicte holds an LLM and MBA (high honours), and was admitted to the New York State Bar in 1998. In January 2016, Bénédicte was a recipient of the China Daily Asian Women Leadership Awards at the Asia Financial Forum (AFF), recognizing women who are agents of change in their societies and role models in entrepreneurship, innovation, charity and the empowerment of women.
Founder & CEO
Graduated from University of Tokyo (Bachelor of Law) in 2005 and was part of FICC proprietary trading team etc. at Daiwa Securities SMBC Co.Ltd. (2005 - 2008).
Subsequently, he became the Senior Treasury Dealer at Lloyds Bank, Tokyo branch (2008 - 2012). He founded Crowdcredit, Inc. and became its CEO in January 2013; and in June 2014, Crowdcredit started a Financial Crowdfunding service under the same name to connect borrowers and lenders around the world so that both parties could achieve a Win-Win relationship.
Crowdcredit is a Marketplace lending platform, which connects borrowers and lenders on a global basis.
Senior Manager - Digital Innovation Division - Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
Tatsuto Fujii leads open innovation team in the division since 2014. He also established the start-up accelerator “MUFG Fintech Accelerator” and “MUFG Open API Hackathon” based in Tokyo. He is also a member of “FINOVATORS”, a pro bono based mentors group based in Tokyo by fintech specialists aimed at forming fintech ecosystem with fintech start-ups, FIs, regulators, academics, IT companies, so on. He previously spent over 15 years with the consulting team at Microsoft and IBM, where he provided consulting services regarding IT strategy for large financial institutions and regional banks.
MUFG is one of the world’s leading financial groups, with total assets of approximately $2.3 trillion USD as of June 30, 2015. Its services include corporate banking, commercial banking, retail banking, wealth management, investment banking, capital markets, personal and corporate trust, and transaction banking.
Co-founder and Principal
Co-founder and Principal - Radian Partners
Jennifer Zhu Scott is the founding principal of Radian Partners, an advisory firm focusing on private investments with 'double bottom lines' - do well and do good. Prior, she was head of business development and strategy in APAC for Thomson Reuters. She co-founded one of the first education companies in China and sold her shares when she was 26 before moving to UK as a senior advisor to the education subsidiary of Daily Mail & General Trust.
Jennifer is the chairman of Music for the Growing Mind, a charity inspired by Venezuela’s El Sistema, which provides free classical music education to underprivileged children in Hong Kong. She is a judge for New York Design Awards, London Design Awards and Asia / US MobileApp Design Awards and an Academy Member of Global Teacher Prize. In 2014, she was appointed as one of the 18 council members of China Council convened by the Global Agenda Council, the World Economic Forum’s think tank. In 2013, Jennifer was honoured by WEF as a Young Global Leader. Jennifer studied Applied Mathematics in Sichuan University and holds an MBA in Finance with Manchester Business School, where she earned distinction with her research on PE/VC in China and was awarded as a Distinguished Alumni.
In 2013, she went to Yale University to complete the public policy and leadership program and Harvard Kennedy School in 2016. In 2014, she was selected by Wired magazine to attend an exclusive tech/design retreat at George Lucas' Skywalker Ranch in California with 150 top thinkers, designers, and innovators around the world. Jennifer is a China Fellow of Aspen Institute and a permanent member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Consultant - R3CEV
Alistair Duff is a consultant at R3CEV, a financial innovation firm that leads the Distributed Ledger Group (DLG), a consortium partnership with 42 of the world's leading banks, to design and deliver advanced distributed ledger technologies to global financial markets.
R3 collaborates with their partner banks on research, experimentation, design and engineering to bring the ultimate users of this technology into the design and production process from the outset.
Prior to R3, Alistair ran a number of e-trading sales businesses at Barclays. These roles included Head of eFICC Distribution APAC, Global Head of BARX Futures, Head of eFX APAC and Head of eFI APAC.
Alistair has 17 years’ experience in financial technology and over 20 years’ experience across all major assets classes including equities. He has worked in London, New York, Sydney, Hong Kong and now resides in Singapore.
CEO & Co-Founder
CEO & Co-Founder - Microcred
Arnaud is the founder & CEO of Microcred which he founded in 2005.
Arnaud is responsible for setting up the overall direction & strategy of the company. He focuses particularly on the Business Development and Customer Experience.
Prior to founding Microcred, Arnaud was the cofounder and CEO of PlaNet Finance (now called Postive Planet) which he led since its creation in 1998 until 2006.
Arnaud studied Computer Science in Paris and was involved in the creation of 2 leading Internet Providers in France and Thailand. He then joined BNP Paribas in Argentina to support the business development of the retail bank in this country.
Arnaud serves on the Board of the French-China Foundation.
Founder & CEO - WeLab
Simon founded WeLab Holdings Limited in 2013 and serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Simon spent over 15 years in the banking sector, holding a variety of senior positions at both Citibank and Standard Chartered Bank
Served as Standard Chartered’s Regional Head of Northeast Asia, where he managed the personal loan and credit card businesses, transforming it into one of the largest and most profitable businesses of its kind in Greater China
He also served on Standard Chartered’s Consumer Bank Management committee in Hong Kong. Simon is a Certified Public Accountant and holds a master’s degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business
Bank Bazaar Int.
CEO - Bank Bazaar International
Aman is the former Global Head of Digital Banking for Standard Chartered where he had transformed a set of subscale and substandard channels into one of the banking business' largest digital real estates serving over 4 Mn clients from Mass Affluent to Private and Small Business segments in 35 key markets
Recently Aman joined Bank Bazaar, a startup that lets Indian consumers compare financial products online, which scored last year a $60 million Series C led by Amazon
CEO - FINTECH Circle
• CEO of FINTECH Circle, Europe's 1st Angel Network focused on Fintech
• Chairman of FINTECH Circle Innovate focused on driving the innovation agenda of established financial institutions
• Co-Founder of "The FINTECH Book" - the 1st Crowd-Sourced Book on Fintech globally
Recognised in the European Digital Financial Services ‘Power 50’ 2015, an independent ranking of the most influential people in digital financial services in Europe. Selected as one of the 100 leading FINTECH Influencers globally by Onalytica (published in Sept 2015), top 100 Women in FINTECH and top 15 FINTECH UK twitter influencers
Senior Capital Markets Manager, Entrepreneur and Investor with strong FINTECH expertise. Mentor, Judge & Coach at FINTECH Conferences & Accelerators such as SWIFT Innotribe , Cambridge Judge Business School Accelerator, Fintech Startup Bootcamp and Barclays TechStars Accelerator
More than 14 years’ experience across Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley and Accenture in London and Hong Kong. Selected among top UK FINTECH Influencers by City A.M.
Susanne is the co-editor of The FINTECH Book which will be published by Wiley in April 2016
Frank T. Troise
Managing Director,Head of Digital Distribution
Managing Director - Head of Digital Distribution - Leonteq Securities
Frank is responsible for Leonteq's digital distribution across Asia through its three major business divisions: Structured Solutions, Pension Solutions and Leonteq Partners & Platform Development. Its clients and partners consist of the world's leading banks, insurance companies, asset managers, brokerages, custodians, and wealth managers across Asia and Europe.
Leonteq is vertically integrated and is a leading B-2-B partner for digitization solutions. It covers the entire value chain of structured investment products from structuring to pricing, documentation, issuance, listing, settlement, risk management, market-making, life-cycle management and distribution.
Leonteq's success as a market leader in global FinTech has positioned it as a significant product and data resource for financial institutions worldwide. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, it have an international presence via our offices in Geneva, Monaco, Guernsey, Frankfurt, Paris, London, Amsterdam, Singapore, and Hong Kong. Leonteq, founded as EFG Financial Products in 2007, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (registered shares LEON).
Co-Founder - BootstrapLabs
AI eats Software Believer, Tech Investor, Startup Builder, X-Sports Lover, Husband & Father of 2.
Ben is a Co-Founder of BootstrapLabs, a Venture Building Company that invests capital, experience and skills into disruptive AI software companies and helps their founders build global from Silicon Valley.
Born in France and living in Silicon Valley for the past 18 years, Ben is a repeat entrepreneur who launched, built and exited two startups in the financial technology space. One was sold to Mergent and the other to SecondMarket, now part of NASDAQ.
He helped founders raise over $300M of capital from Venture Capitalists and Private Equity Investors and closed $5B worth of technology M&A transactions as an investment banker earlier in his career.
Ben is a frequent speaker on innovation, AI, investing in new technologies, entrepreneurship and venture building in the US, Europe and Asia.
Thought Leadership / Wealth Management
IBM Thought Leadership – Wealth Management Investment Analytics - IBM Risk Analytics
Paolo Sironi is author of books about quantitative finance and FinTech innovation. Combining finance and technology, his expertise spans over a number of areas including Wealth & Asset Management, Risk Management and FinTech
In his current role at IBM, Paolo is thought leader for Wealth Management and Investment Analytics globally.
Prior to IBM, he founded a FinTech (2008) to provide Goal Based Investing portfolios to wealth managers. The FinTech became a part of IBM (2012) following the acquisition of Algorithmics, world leader of risk management and investment analytics. Paolo was previously head of market and counterparty risk modelling at recognised financial institutions
CEO - CompareAsiaGroup
Before joining CompareAsiaGroup as Chief Executive Officer, Sam spent 9 years at KKR where he was a Director in KKR’s portfolio operations team and a member of the Asia Leadership Team.
Sam worked with KKR’s portfolio companies across Asia, acting as an advisor and interim executive. Prior to this, Sam worked at McKinsey & Company and at AT&T Wireless.
Sam holds an MBA from the Graduate School of Business at Stanford, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania.
Co-Founder & Managing Partner
Founder and Managing Partner - Arbor Ventures - Arbor Ventures
Melissa, who is a founder and the Managing Partner of Arbor Ventures, has more than 25 years of experience as an entrepreneur and as a venture investor. Prior to founding of Arbor, Melissa was the Managing Director, member of the Investment Committee and head of VantagePoint Asia.
During her tenure at VantagePoint, she invested in early stage technology companies in both Asia and in Silicon Valley. Prior investments include Finisar, NuCore (acquired by Mediatek), Pure Digital (acquired by Cisco), Oxford Semiconductor (acquired by PLX Technology), iWatt (acquired by Dialogics). Current Board positions include Demyst.data and ExCo.
Arbor Ventures is focused on investing in FinTech, Big Data and Digital Commerce. Arbor has offices in Hong Kong, Shanghai,Tokyo and Jakarta. Arbor invests in companies that have a regional or global reach.
Melissa is a guest lecturer on Venture Capital at the University of Florida, HKUST, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University. In 2010, Melissa published an academic paper titled "Venture Capital Returns and Public Market Performance”. Melissa serves on the HKVCA Venture Committee.
Blockchain advisor - bitsonblocks.net
Antony is passionate about blockchains and distributed consensus systems as applied to financial technologies. He believes that new ways of putting technologies together will change how business is done in all industries.
He is currently consulting to financial institutions in Singapore, and researching the technology in greater depth so as to be able to explain its potential to the world of enterprise. He explains blockchains on www.bitsonblocks.net. In 2016 Atnony was recognised as a Top 100 influencer in FinTech in Asia.
Dr. Céline Wong
Chief Business Development Officer
Golden Equator Capital
Chief Business Development Officer - Golden Equator Capital
German born Dr. Céline Chi Hae Wong holds a PhD in Politics and Finance and worked closely with the German Finance Ministry on financial regulations. With strong experiences in the international business finance world, she has previously worked at Merrill Lynch and Boston Consulting Group.
In addition, specialising in Fintech, she is Co-Founder of an MPOS company that has been successfully role out in Central Europe. Furthermore, in Singapore, Dr. Céline Wong is also the initiator and founder of the “Female Fintech Club” that brings together banks, VC, start-up and entrepreneurs to exchange experiences and knowledge.
At present, she holds the position as Chief Business Development Officer at Golden Equator Capital managing portfolios and building bridges from Singapore to the world.
Founder and CEO
Founder and CEO - Xnotes Alliance
XNotes is the Internet of Transactions. XNotes Technology enables monetary authorities, financial institutions, corporations, businesses and people to transact in a peer-to-peer way by combining currency-independent, permissioned and configurable blockchain with trust management and distribution.
Holding a Master Degree in Corporate Finance from Paris-Dauphine, France’s top-ranked university for finance, a Chartered Accountant Diploma and Business Process Engineer Certification, Sopheap also founded Heuristis Business Consulting and worked as a Business Information System Consultant in Europe and US for more than 15 years.
As a technology-geek, Sopheap ventured in many IT initiatives such as BusinessBay, an open source business process modeler in 2002 and Djeen, an innovative social business marketplace in 2005. He also contributed to the design of “Via-Mobile”, an early SMS-based payment system in Asia in 2007.
He founded Mobexo in 2010, the most advanced mobile payment platform followed by Qiosk with the ambition to go way beyond the Mobexo’s foundations to bring omnichannel value-added services and virtual/crypto currencies into mainstream.
The Digital Insurer
Editor - The Digital Insurer
Hugh Terry is an experienced insurance professional with 20 years’ experience in the Asia Pacific region covering insurance companies, business consulting as well as successful set-up and exit from his own businesses. Hugh is an actuary by profession.
The Digital Insurer is an online forum for professionals interested in the application and impact of technology on insurance business models. The forum contains strategic articles to help companies plan how to use digital technology in their own businesses.
Hugh’s personal business objective is to help insurance companies create and execute innovative business development strategies. Central to this to anticipate and leverage trends in digital technologies as these are having a profound impact on existing business models as well as opening up new opportunities.
The Keys Academy
CEO & Co-Founder - The Keys Academy
Ayesha is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Keys Academy, an innovative STEM center whose unique model of "externships" with leading companies provides students the opportunity to apply their skills to critical 21st century industries. In 2014, Ayesha also served on the Singapore Ministry of Education’s ASPIRE Steering Committee on higher education reform and applied learning. Ayesha is also the Founder of 21C GIRLS, a non-profit that provides free coding classes for girls in Singapore
Ayesha previously co-founded the Hybrid Reality Institute, a research and advisory group established to analyze emerging technologies and their social, economic and political implications. She directed the Future Cities Group at the London School of Economics, has been a Faculty Advisor at Singularity University and is an Advisor with Fintech Asia
She has been published and quoted on technology, innovation and smart cities in The New York Times, BusinessWeek, TIME, Newsweek, Forbes, Harvard Business Review, Strategy+Business, and Foreign Policy. She is author of Straight Through Processing (2008) and co-author of Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (2012)
Ayesha has a BA (honors) in Economics from Harvard University, an MS in Operations Research from Columbia University and is completing her PhD on urban information infrastructures at the London School of Economics
Legal Counsel - Standard Chartered Bank
Abraham A. Tachjian is an experienced lawyer in capital markets and financial services. He has advised on transactions with respect to structured products, debt capital markets, investment banking and derivatives. He is civil law and common law qualified and practices in both English and French.
Abraham is also a strong proponent of fintech. He focuses on the potential applications of blockchain in the context of financial services as well as the burgeoning field of regtech which seeks to merge regulatory compliance with technology. His background in law and banking along with his understanding of technological underpinnings allows him to provide counsel with a unique point of view that bridges the gap between these fields.
Founder - Next Chapter
Next Chapter launched in late 2015, and is a funding portal especially for female entrepreneurs and women-owned businesses in Asia, to improve their access to funding. It has started with providing a rewards-based crowdfunding platform. See www.nextchapter.com.hk
Nicole previously worked at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in London and Hong Kong in PwC’s US IPO and Advisory practices working on large scale projects across Europe and Asia.
Nicole is passionate about female entrepreneurship, and changing the way the funding system works so that the world benefits more from the talent and wisdom of women.
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Counsel - Linklaters
Adrian is a technology and telecoms lawyer based in Singapore. Adrian supports clients on a range of technology related issues, including financial institutions on legal issues emerging from new technology as well as technology companies on regulatory and legal issues relating to roll-outs of new products
In addition to general technology issues, Adrian advises on the impact of privacy, outsourcing, cybersecurity and Internet regulations on the business operations of clients in the region
Publisher - Harbour Times
Andrew Work has been providing insight, excitement and entertainment as an MC and auctioneer in Hong Kong, Canada and across Asia for over a decade. Mr. Work had his start in public speaking as a campaigning politician in his native Canada, speaking in front of audiences of up to 800 people, microphone free
In Hong Kong, he has led business organisations that required him to speak to media and business gatherings many times a week. He has hosted The Canadian Chamber Annual Ball as MC on more than 4 occasions in the past 10 years and been the auctioneer for the past three years, raising millions of dollars
In addition, Mr. Work has MC'ed literally hundreds of small and large business events including The Lion Rock Institute Gala Dinner with Nobel Prize Winner Vernon Smith and (former) Hong Kong Chief Executive Donald Tsang. (MC and one-to-one discussion moderator with Dr. Smith). He has MC’ed events introducing the Prime Minister of Canada, other national Cabinet Ministers and Mayors from across the country
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Managing Director and Co-Founder - Tuspark Hong Kong / Tuspark Global Network
Joanna is the managing director and co-founder of TusPark HK, part of TusPark Global Network. TGN is a platform for connecting startups, as well as financial and investment resources globally
Hong Kong represents the base from where TGN leverages its 20 years of experience in operating technology parks and connecting with their vast network of partners, business resources, investors and government agencies from its mother company Tus-Holdings. TGN has incubated over 400 companies and IPO'ed 19 of them
Founder - FinTech.HK
Janos Barberis is a Millennial in FinTech, recognized as a top-35 global FinTech leader.
His expertise is on the new regulatory considerations raised by the development of FinTech. With a passion to drive change, he founded FinTech HK, a thought leadership platform, and the SuperCharger - a FinTech Accelerator that strategically leverages on Hong Kong as a gateway to Asia. He also co-Founded the FinTech Book. He is a PhD Candidate at Hong Kong University Law School.
In parallel, he sits on the advisory board of the World Economic Forum's FinTech Committee and is a PhD Candidate at Hong Kong University Law School. He is also the Asian officer of the Digital Finance Institute under which sits two major projects: Banking on Refugees and FemTech Leaders. Janos regularly delivers Keynote speeches and has been featured in Forbes, The Financial Times and Business Insider, among others.
Previously, Janos was the first hire at a prospective UK challenger bank, Lintel, helping it to secure a banking license from the PRA & FCA. This role followed a specialist interest developed over 7 years, in financial systems and their stability. Notably, in 2012 Janos proposed to reform the Chinese shadow banking sector by developing P2P lending channels. He also introduced the framework of developing real-time and dynamic regulatory supervision models for financial networks, paving the way towards what is now regarded as RegTech.
Janos holds an LLM in Corporate and Financial Law (HKU) as well as a BSc in Economics & Finance and LLB in Law (UK). He has been awarded a Research Postgraduate Scholarship from Hong Kong University Law School. He co-authored the academic paper, "The Evolution of FinTech" which ranked with the Top 10 of SSRN globally.
Global Head of Regulatory Architecture & APAC CTO
Global Head of Regulatory Architecture & APAC CTO - UBS AG
Peter is responsible for the enterprise architect management of the global, strategic regulatory change portfolio at UBS AG and is the regional representative for the UBS Group CTO in Asia Pacific. He also contributes to UBS' innovation initiatives through engaging with the local FinTech start-up community and hosting internal Hackathons and FinTech events at UBS. Peter has been with UBS since 2003, working in a variety of technology roles in EMEA and Asia Pacific. His earlier career at UBS had a deep focus on Banking Operations technology. Peter has been based in Hong Kong since 2008, when he relocated from the UK with his family
Before joining UBS, Peter worked as a consultant for the Financial Services consulting practices at IBM and PwC, both based out of London. He holds a Masters in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from Leeds University. In his spare time, Peter enjoys coaching his son's rugby team, trail running in the hills of Hong Kong and dabbling with some client-side development to help his wife's small business
CEO and Chairman
Schulte Research Int.
CEO and Chairman - Schulte Research Intl
Paul Schulte has served as a policy analyst, advisor to governments and hedge funds, analyst of global banks, professor, consultant to private equity firms and author of hundreds of articles and three books. He created the Far East Research for Credit Suisse from scratch in 1992 and created the Asian strategy and banks team for Lehman Brothers in 2005 and the Nomura after it acquired Lehman in 2008. He has worked for the US House of Representatives, the White House, International Trade Commission, National Security Council, Indonesian Ministry of Finance, the PRC Government and three of the largest investment banks. Over the past 25 years, he has been an advisor to GIC, CIC, IMF, SAFE, and US Treasury. He worked in equity research on the buy and sell sides covering GEMS. He has taught in MBA programs on 4 continents over the past 17 years.
Paul has also served as an advisor to the International Org. of Securities Commissioners (IOSCO), the body that creates rules for capital markets, as well as to the IDA in Singapore, the Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), the Hong Kong Stock Exchange, SEBI and the Malaysian Securities Commission on developments in financial technology. In Institutional Investor’s 2010 investor poll, he received top 3 rankings in All-Asia Banks Team, Asia Equity Strategy Team and Asia Economics Team.
Paul is currently Chairman of Schulte Research, an independent research company which advises private funds, sovereign wealth funds, consulting firms and banks on developments in GEMS banks. His last post was as Head of Global Strategy for CCB Intl. Securities. Recently, Paul has become an advisor to banks, sovereign wealth funds and governments on the new field of financial technology. Paul’s 17 years of teaching in MBA programs includes courses in capital markets, financial technology, corporate credit and banking at HKU, UST, Northwestern, FGV (Rio), London Business School, Fudan (Shanghai), Tsinghua (Beijing), NYU and Tufts
Fintech Evangelist - Fintechnews Singapore
Chris is a Fintech Specialist with 15 years Investment Banking experience. He consults Fintech and Investment companies around the world (Singapore,Vietnam,Switzerland) with his company Finanzpro Ltd and is specialized in Financial Products, Social Media and Content Marketing. He is a regular Fintech Speaker, a Fintech Mentor and a Digital Finance Lecturer. On top of that he runs several Blog projects such as Fintechnews Singapore and other award winning Finance Blogs. He holds a Master in Banking in Finance from the famous Swiss University in St.Gallen and is Certified International Investment Analyst.
About Fintechnews Singapore
Fintechnews Singapore is covering stories about the Fintech Ecosystem and Startups in Singapore and the region. Fintechnews.sg is also providing a bi-weekly newsletter with the most important information about the Fintech industry in Asia.
Global Emerging Markets & APAC Leader
Global Emerging Markets and Asia-Pacific Leader - EY
Jan has over 17 years of top management advisory experience in global financial services. Jan’s passion is strategic change leadership for emerging markets, with a focus on innovation in customer experience and in the underlying operating models
In the last decade, he has supported the executive teams of leading Asian banks in growth strategies and multiyear business transformations. He has counseled international banks in defining their emerging markets strategies and supported their implementation with acquisitions and ambitious organic growth initiatives
Asia-Pacific FinTech Leader
Asia-Pacific FinTech Leader - EY
Bridging the divide between financial services incumbents and emerging ‘fintech’ providers. Experience:
• Venture-backed early-stage alternative finance platform
• Bootstrapped growth-stage online payments provider
• Strategy & Operations management consulting
An active participant in the wider fintech ecosystem: as start-up mentor, seed investor, and community builder. Holder of an MScEcon and an MA (both first class honours)
Partner & Co-Founder
Partner & Co-Founder - tryb
Markus Gnirck is Partner of tryb, an investment and advisory firm for the ASEAN financial services sector, based in Singapore.
Prior to tryb, Markus co-founded Startupbootcamp FinTech, the largest innovation program in the FinTech industry, with startup accelerator programs in London, Singapore and New York. He led investments in 20 FinTech startups worldwide and sits on the board of multiple companies in Europe and Asia.
In his position of expanding Startupbootcamp to Asia, he played an instrumental role in building up FinTech ecosystems across the region and driving policy change, he is now rated as one of the key FinTech influencers in APAC and voted in Forbes Asia #30under30. Over the last two years Markus has worked with more than 100 early stage companies in Asia to create partnerships with financial institutions.
Tryb is transforming financial services in ASEAN by the use of technology
We work within the intersection of new FinTech and traditional finance, and are an integral part of the financial infrastructure with proprietary knowledge of relationships, flow and assets
We are a multi-disciplinary, diverse team that represents experience and knowledge. We have built and run large financial technology firms, deployed capital as investors, and nurtured an entire generation of new technologies
Head of Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships
Head of Cooperate Development and Strategic Partnerships - APrivacy
Henri Arslanian is the Head of Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships at APrivacy, an award winning FinTech firm based in Hong Kong and Canada, where he leads the corporate development efforts of the firm
He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Hong Kong University’s Masters in Finance program where he teaches graduate courses on FinTech and Entrepreneurship in Finance
He previously spent many years with the UBS Investment Bank Capital Consulting team in Hong Kong, where he assisted finance entrepreneurs with every aspect of setting-up their own fund in Asia from early stage investor seed deals and fund structuring to institutional capital raising and international expansion
Admitted to the Bar in both New York and Quebec, Henri started his career as a financial markets and corporate lawyer in Canada and Hong Kong, where he advised financial institutions, family offices, venture capital and hedge funds
Henri is a regular speaker globally on the topic of FinTech, hedge funds and Asian financial markets and and currently sits on a number of other finance, academic, civil society and FinTech related boards and advisory boards, including as co-Chair of the Financial Services Committee of the Canadian Chamber of Hong Kong, as an adviser to FinTech.HK and as President of the Armenian Community of China
Fluent in English, French, Armenian, Spanish and conversational in Mandarin Chinese, Henri has been awarded many honors over the years including the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for Academic Excellence and was named as one of the global "20 Rising Stars under 40" by the Armenian Bar Association
Henri holds a Masters in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University, a joint Global Executive MBA from Columbia Business School, London Business School and Hong Kong University, a Masters in Transnational Law from the University of Sherbrooke and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal (Dean's List of Excellence)
CEO & Co-Founder - 8 Securities
Mikaal is the co-founder & CEO of 8 Securities, a private social network and trading service for investors. 8 Securities has offices in Hong Kong and Tokyo, holds US$750M in customer assets and has raised over US$20M in venture capital.
Prior to starting 8 Securities, Mikaal was a Senior Vice President and the Head of Asia at E*TRADE. Mikaal began his career as a Senior Consultant at Deloitte in the United States.
Mikaal has extensive international experience having launched and managed successful businesses and online consumer products across Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific, India and the North America. Mikaal holds a MBA from both Columbia University and the London Business School.
Mikaal is currently a mentor at Chinaccelerator and actively blogs about entrepreneurship in Asia at www.siliconyuan.com.
Founder & CEO - WealthObjects
Uday Nimmakayala holds a graduate degree in B.Com Computer Applications, and a Masters in Investments. He is also a Chartered Accountant in both UK and India, and with a London Business School Executive MBA. He has more than 12 years experience in the Investment and Wealth management sector within various Operational functional roles and a good understanding of the financial services regulations. He has previously worked at M&G Investments (Prudential Group), First Arrow Investment Management Limited and Five Arrows Limited (Rothschild Investment Office), and S&P Capital IQ. In his last role, he managed the ICAAP, CRD IV process and the Client Money and Assets functions at the Prudential Group.
Uday founded WealthObjects in 2014, and launched in 2015 with a close-knit team after a year of product development and research feedback. He is currently exploring collaboration opportunities for WealthObjects with few firms across EMEA and APAC.
Financial Technology Entrepreneur - Quantifeed
Alex Ypsilanti spearheads Quantifeed’s mission to solve the challenges of digital wealth management for financial institutions in Asia.
Before co-founding Quantifeed, he spent fifteen years as an investment banking research analyst. His work enabled investors to improve their risk-adjusted returns and to gain access to a wider range of market strategies and risk premia. Alex, a top ranked analyst by Institutional Investor, had a leading role in the growth of the European ETF market, hedge fund replication and the use of volatility products in portfolios.
A former managing director for Morgan Stanley and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Alex has built and led teams of derivatives and quantitative strategists in London, Tokyo and Hong Kong.
Alex holds Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Information Systems Engineering and a PhD in Mathematical Finance from Imperial College, University of London.
Editor-in-Chief - Regulation Asia
Peter Guy is Editor-in-Chief of Regulation Asia. He is also an award winning columnist for the South China Morning Post. His extensive international financial background includes a 20 year career in alternative asset management and developmental banking.
Brian W Tang
Asia Capital Markets Institute
Managing Director - Asia Capital Markets Institute
Brian W Tang is a corporate finance and capital markets lawyer with nearly 20 years of experience in Hong Kong, New York, Silicon Valley
As an award-winning investment banking counsel at Credit Suisse in Hong Kong until 2013, Brian has worked on some of the largest and most cutting-edge equity, debt and M&A transactions across the Asia- Pacific region (including landmark Chinese and foreign Hong Kong IPOs CCB, ICBC, Rusal, Glencore, Prudential and PICC as well as Alibaba.com’s privatization). He has also led inter- disciplinary teams on strategic transactions such as the establishment and operation of the bank’s Chinese investment banking joint venture. Brian served on the Executive Committee of Hong Kong Corporate Counsel Association (2011-2014).
Prior to that, Brian was at Wall Street law firm Sullivan & Cromwell in New York (working in Silicon Valley during the dotcom boom), as well as Mallesons in Perth, Australia, where he advised on cross-border capital markets, M&A, project finance and corporate governance.
In the past few years, Brian has played a leading role in Hong Kong’s industry-wide research analyst and comfort letter initiatives as well as in various regional regulatory consultations.
Brian is an internationally frequently invited speaker who has taught MBA classes at Yale SOM and HKUST and has published articles on the capital markets and corporate governance. Brian is an honorary fellow of HKU’s Asian Institute of International Financial Law and sits on industry boards such as the Editorial Board of the Practical Law Company Capital Markets Handbook. He has also participated in multilateral policy deliberations such as AMBI ASEAN+3 Bond Market Forum (ABMF) in Bangkok and the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) Working Groups on Security Interests and on Electronic Commerce in New York.
His community service contributions include being the former chairman of Credit Suisse’s Hong Kong Charity Committee, sitting on the boards of various Hong Kong educational charities and non-profits and actively supporting capacity-building for social entrepreneurship and innovation.
Brian graduated with a Master of Laws degree from New York University School of Law and a combined Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts degree with honours from The University of Western Australia. He was a graduate editor of the NYU Journal of International Law & Politics and senior editor of The University of Western Australia Law Review. Brian also holds graduate diplomas from the Securities Institute of Australia and Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Managing Partner - Life.SREDA
Vladislav (Slava) Solodkiy founded Life.SREDA VC, a fintech-only fund, 3 years ago. Life.SREDA I was focused on A-round startups from US and EU (Simple, Moven, Fidor, Anthemis, SumUp, Rocketbank, LifePay, etc.) – Life.SREDA II focuses on B-round startups from Asia (Fastacash, Mobikon, Lenddo, Ayannah, SoftPay, etc.).
Life.SREDA sponsors Finovate and Money2020 conferences, and produces the well-known annual fintech-research “Money of the future” (2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 in Feb’16).
Some weeks ago Slava was highlighted by Institutional Investor, UK magazine, as one of TOP35 most influence fintech-persons in the world.
CEO - Cyberport
Mr Herman LAM joined the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited as the Chief Executive Officer in March 2010. As the CEO of Cyberport, Mr Lam is responsible for leading, representing and administering the company as well as playing a prominent role in promoting and implementing Cyberport’s public mission strategies.
Within the public mission arena, Mr Lam sets the initiatives for comprehensive programmes which assist the development of Hong Kong as a hub for innovation and trade in ICT, and encourage the development and upgrading of ICT skills and resources in the wider community of Hong Kong.
As a pioneer in the technology industry, Mr Lam has been contributing his efforts serving on various competition judging panels throughout the years to promote and comment on ICT excellence in the industry, including the Hong Kong ICT Awards, Facebook Mobile Hack-Hong Kong, Computerworld Hong Kong Awards, the Asia Pacific ICT Alliance Awards and the Asia Smartphone Application Contest.
Prior to his tenure with Cyberport, Mr Lam was the General Manager of Microsoft Hong Kong Limited. Mr Lam holds an MBA in Business Computer Information Systems and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of North Texas in the United States.
FRG Counsel - Linklaters
Peiying is a Counsel in Linklaters’ Financial Regulation Group in Singapore. She has a wide range of experience advising banks, investment managers, broker-dealers, commodity houses, market operators, payment services providers, financial advisers, insurance companies and other financial institutions on various issues including licensing and structuring; compliance with regulatory rules; corporate M&A in the financial services sector and regulatory change projects.
Peiying also advises on contentious matters including regulatory investigations. She has gained an in-depth understanding in the way financial institutions operate, having spent several years as a senior in-house lawyer and on secondments at various international banks.
Executive Director - EY
I'm a management consultant with over 14 years of professional experience, mainly around digital transformation in banks. I have worked in Hong Kong, UK, and Germany, where I was helping some of the largest banks and insurance clients to achieve improved business outcomes.
I have led a number of large-scale, global transformational projects around digital strategies, sales force effectiveness, CRM, regulatory changes (e.g. Investment Suitability), and advisory processes. Prior to E&Y, I have worked for Accenture (in Hong Kong and UK), Fujitsu Technology Solutions (in Germany and UK) and Intel (Germany).
CEO & Co-Founder - Identitii
Nick co-founded Identitii (previously Sparro) in late 2014 and is CEO.
Prior to Identitii Nick was founder and CEO of COzero, an energy & emissions trading company with cloud-based energy management software. While at COzero Nick raised multiple rounds of capital (through to Series B) from financial and strategic investors. COzero was #1 on the 2011 BRW Fast 100 (Australia) and won numerous awards. Prior to COzero, he was founder of Greentricity, an Australian green energy provider acquired by AGL.
Outside of business Nick recently completed a snowboarding film in Kyrgyzstan called FreshGuides (see www.freshguides.tv ).
Nick holds a BSc from USyd.
Invest Hong Kong
Associate Director-General - Invest Hong Kong
Silicon Valley Innovation Centre
President - Silicon Valley Innovation Centre
Dr. Andrey Kunov has been the President of Silicon Valley Innovation Center LLC since 2010. From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Kunov served as Program Manager at Stanford University. From 2003 to 2006, he was Senior Economist in the Institute for Open Economy, Russia.
From 2006 to 2007, Dr. Kunov served as Associate Director in Stanford University Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies.
Dr. Kunov serves as a Member of the Supervisory Board of National Agency for Technological Development Joint Stock Company, Investment Arm. From 2003 to 2006, he was Deputy Director in the Institute for Open Economy, Russia. From 2001 to 2003, Dr. Kunov was Lecturer for Initiative on Distance Learning at Stanford University.
In 1994, he graduated from Kazakh National University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy. He received Master’s Degree in Economics and Politics of Transition from Central European University in 1995.
In 1996, he received Master’s Degree in International Political Economy from University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. In 1997, he received Master’s Degree in Political Science from Stanford University.
Digital & Strategy IT Professional
Digital & Strategy IT Professional - CBIG Consulting Hong Kong
Kevin is a Hong Kong based Insurance professional focussed on Digital and IT Strategy. Prior to CBIG Consulting, Kevin worked at the AXA Asia Regional office developing the Digital strategy for the Region.
Over nearly 25 years Kevin has worked across a range of Industries and organisations including Great Eastern Life, Wal-mart, Aviva (Norwich Union), Chinese Government and Cathay Pacific.
CMO - Dianrong
Jing is responsible for Dianrong.com’s marketing and PR efforts, building the brand and acquire customers via the internet. Prior, she was the founding management team member of AdChina, the former largest advertising technology company in China and currently part of Alibaba’s advertising platform. She worked at Ogilvy Interactive in the New York and Beijing offices previously.
Jing graduated from Harvard Business School with a MBA degree and Beijing Foreign Studies University with a Bachelor’s degree. She’s keen on promoting social works among young professionals and dedicated herself in supporting education in underprivileged communities and protection of homeless animals over the years.
Asia-Pacific Insurance Leader
Managing Partner / Asia-Pacific Insurance Leader - EY
Jonathan is the Managing Partner and Asia-Pacific Insurance Leader of EY based in Hong Kong. Jonathan has more than 20 years of extensive experience in advising insurance and financial services companies on complex strategic, risk management and business related issues.
Jonathan moved from EY Chicago to Hong Kong in 2005 to provide leadership and enhance coordination and knowledge transfer between EY Global and the EY Asia practice. Prior to joining EY, Jonathan worked at KPMG in Chicago and at Manulife Financial in Canada. Jonathan holds a Bachelor of Science with a double major in Actuarial and Statistical Sciences with honor and with distinction, University of Western of Ontario, Canada.
Matthias de Ferries
Matthias de Ferrieres
Founder & CEO - Stark Group
In Asia-Pacific since 2000, Matthias de Ferrieres is a French citizen, married with a Singaporean wife and has 2 kids (2008-2010). Economist with a business & legal background (Chicago University – Chicago Booth, Sydney University – Faculty of Law), he has over 16 years of experience in P&C insurance in South-East Asia.
Matthias spent 15 years in AXA Asia where he started as an actuary in 2001 before covering different management positions focusing in transforming the fast growing organization.
Regional CMO and Head of digital for the General Insurance side in ASIA, Matthias leaves the insurance giant in December 2014 to spearhead a series of local start-ups under the umbrella Stark Group Private Limited.
Stark Group Private Limited (www.stark-grp.com) is established in Singapore since January 2015. It aspires to accelerate the crucial transformation and digitization of the insurance industry in Asia, with particular focus in Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia.
It delivers disruptive yet easy to operate digital insurance base solutions. Since the launch, it has assisted numerous organizations in developing customer-centric web application for insurance acquisition, while commercializing now a unique marketing distribution platform for insurance professionals in Asia.
Managing Partner, Asia-Pacific Insurance Leader
CEO and Co-Founder - Finnovasia
CEO and Founder - Finnovasia
We are merging "geeky-funky" kind of startup events with "gentlemen club” type of banking conference and creating a unique chemistry between FinTech entrepreneurs, investors, bankers and government in Asia and globally. We help those, who are truly passionate about FinTech, to share ideas and to collaborate on reinvention and reimagining of the financial industry.
In a last few months we interviewed over 80 FinTech executives in Hong Kong and over 50 in Singapore for our unique video project to promote the FinTech in Asia. We have published first few episodes on our YouTube channel, which attracted over 15,000 views globally and became a big success. You may check it out here: www.youtube.com/c/finnovasiatv
The Future of FinTech in Asia
How Asia is Leading the World in FinTech Innovation
Banks and Startups: Marriage or a Love Affair?
Open Innovation Manager - Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group
Fintech in China: Status Check
Jing Pan is the Chief Marketing Officer at Dianrong.com, the leading internet finance platform in China. She's building the company's marketing and PR teams, defining the company's marketing strategy, and establishing the practice to install the marketing practice to drive the company's exponential growth.
Prior she was the founding management team member, VP and GM of several different functions of AdChina, the largest ad tech platform company in China. She spent 5 years at AdChina, after finishing her MBA at Harvard Business School.
Jing started her digital career at OgilvyInteractive Beijing and at OgilvyOne New York.
Jing is an active speaker in the Internet community and on the industry and academia conferences in China. She also dedicates efforts enable young Chinese professionals to participate social activities.
The Rise of FinTech in Japan
Open Innovation Manager - Mitsubishi UFJ
Head of Corporate Development and Strategic Partnerships - Aprivacy
Fluent in English, French, Armenian, Spanish and conversational in Mandarin Chinese, Henri has been awarded many honours over the years including the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for Academic Excellence and was named as one of the global "20 Rising Stars under 40" by the Armenian Bar Association
Coffee Break and Networking
What Is the Next Big Thing in FinTech?
A car pulled by a horse: Is it the future of finance?
Co-Founder & Managing Partner - Arbor Ventures
CEO - Bank Bazaar Int.
Challenger Banks: the Game Changers
CEO and Co-Founder - Secco Bank
Thought Leadership / Wealth Management - IBM
CEO and Chairman - Schulte Research Int.
Interactive Discussion: Regulation vs Innovation
CEO - Asia Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA)
Mark’s key objectives at ASIFMA are to expand its product divisions, continue to build a broad membership base and further strengthen its ability to act as a collective voice for the industry.
Mark was formerly with the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) as Chief Operating Officer. Previously, he was AFME’s head of the Capital Markets Division and served as its Acting Chief Executive from December 2009 to September 2010. Mark helped facilitate the successful merger of the London Investment Bankers Association and SIFMA Europe to create AFME in November 2009 and steered the newly formed association through its first year of operation. Mark joined AFME (then called The Bond Market Association (TBMA)) in 2005 to head up the European Primary Dealers Association (EPDA), which addressed issues of specific interest to government bond markets. He was instrumental in the formation of the Global Rates Division, the Credit Division, and the Covered Bond Division, and also managed the negotiation and integration of the European Securities Forum (ESF), which became the Post Trade Division, into what was then known as SIFMA Europe. More recently, Mark was the driving force behind the establishment of the Global FX Division and the creation of the AFME Equities Board. In addition to his other duties at AFME, he headed up the Advocacy Division and held overall responsibility for AFME’s financial matters and membership.
Prior to joining AFME, Mark worked for MTS Group, the European trading platform for fixed income securities, where he was head of Legal and Compliance. Before his work at MTS, Mark spent three years as head of an international environmental web portal.
Mark has stepped down from his positions on the board of the International Council of Securities Associations (ICSA), the European Capital Markets Institute (ECMI) at the Centre of European Policy Studies (CEPS), and the Advisory Board of Quorum 15 in order to concentrate fully on his work at ASIFMA. He was a member of the Ontario Bar and holds an LL.M. from the London School of Economics and an LL.B. from Osgoode Law School in Toronto.
The FinTech Book: Asia Launch
CEO - FinTech Circle
Lunch Sponsor Greeting Remarks
Mr Charles Ng was appointed as the Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong (InvestHK) in July 2007. He heads up one of two divisions that is responsible for helping overseas and Mainland companies to establish or expand their business presence in Hong Kong.
His teams are responsible for Financial Services, Innovation and Technology and Information and Communications Technology.
Mr Ng is also in charge of the Research and Knowledge Management Team as well as the International Operations Team which oversees 21 key business cities in the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Mr Ng has extensive experience in the private sector, having worked for companies in the manufacturing and trading sectors, as well as for multinationals in the financial services and banking sectors in Mauritius, Canada and Hong Kong. He also has experience setting up and managing his own business and running a major international chamber of commerce in Hong Kong.
Mr Ng is a part-time lecturer at The University of Hong Kong’s School of Professional and Continuing Education. He speaks English, French, Cantonese, Putonghua, Hakka and Creole, and holds an MBA degree awarded jointly by the Business School of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and the Kellogg School of Management of Northwestern University.
The Future of Alternative Finance in Asia
WeLab - Founder & CEO (Hong Kong)
Founder & CEO - Crowdcredit
CEO & Co-Founder - Dianrong
Chief Marketing Officer - Dianrong
Head of Digital Distribution - Leonteq Securities
15:15 - 15:30
Building Sustainable FinTech Eco-system
Ayesha is the CEO and Co-Founder of The Keys Academy, an innovative STEM centre whose unique model of "externships" with leading companies provides students the opportunity to apply their skills to critical 21st century industries. In 2014, Ayesha also served on the Singapore Ministry of Education’s ASPIRE Steering Committee on higher education reform and applied learning. Ayesha is also the Founder of 21C GIRLS, a non-profit that provides free coding classes for girls in Singapore
Managing Director and Co-Founder - Tuspark Hong Kong / TGN
Jennifer Zhu-Scott is the founding principal of Radian Partners, an advisory firm focusing on private investments with 'double bottom lines' - do well and do good. Prior, she was head of business development and strategy in APAC for Thomson Reuters. She co-founded one of the first education companies in China and sold her shares when she was 26 before moving to UK as a senior advisor to the education subsidiary of Daily Mail & General Trust.
16:45 - 17:00
Beyond Bitcoin: Blockchain is Coming to Disrupt Your Industry
APAC CTO - UBS
Consultant - R3Cev
CEO - Stark Group
InsurTech: The Time to Disrupt Insurance Is Now
Group Head of Distribution Platform - AIA Group
Steffen Schade is the Group Head of Distribution Platforms of AIA Group with responsibility for innovation, productivity and user experience in regards to technology and platforms for the distribution channels. Steffen is known for leading the iPoS and iMO program, AIA’s market-leading sales platforms, which won several innovation and technology awards. He joined AIA in August 2012 and is based in Hong Kong.
Prior to AIA Steffen held executive roles as CIO and COO at life insurers for a period of 9 years from 2003 to 2012. During this time, he worked in Korea, in China and in Hong Kong.
Before moving to Asia in 2003, he worked for 4 years in sales for KPMG Consulting in the insurance practise based in Switzerland. He was responsible for acquisition of consulting projects for life insurers in Europe.
From 1994 until 1999 Steffen started his career as software developer and project manager for life insurance system developments.
Steffen graduated with a university degree in Informatics from the Technische Universität München in 1994.
The Growth of RegTech: Why is it Becoming the Next Big Thing
How Innovation in RegTech Will Save Billions on Compliance Costs
Legal Counsel - Standard Chartered
Managing Director - Asia Capital Market Institute
Senior Director, Head of Risk & Strategy - Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission
Robo Advisors and AI: Digital Disruption In Asset And Wealth Management
IBM Thought Leadership – Wealth Management Investment Analytics
CEO & Co-Founder - Quantifeed
Uday Bhaskar Nimmakayala
CEO & Founder - 8 Securities
18:30 - 19:30
Transfer to the Afterparty venue
Fly Club, G/F, 24-30 Ice House Street, Central, Hong Kong.
*Only for FINNOVASIA attendees.
19:30 - 20:00
20:00 - 20:45
Managing partner - Life.SREDA VC
Founder and Director - True Global Ventures 3
A proud Swedish "citizen of the world", Worked since 1998 within Fintech with GE Capital, Monabanq (shareholder) and investments since 2005. Network in Silicon Valley, New York, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Stockholm, Berlin, Paris and London. Has learnt 7 languages and cultures. Actively helping portfolio companies with:
- Gaining new customers locally and internationally
- Recruiting key individuals
- Refinancing including introductions to VCs, Debt providers and Corporate Ventures
- M&A Support and IPO preparation including Nasdaq Private Market and Sharespost.
Results: Solid track record as a business angel from 2005 with 9 out of 18 direct investments fully or partly exited. All exits within Fintech. None of the investments has closed down.
Awarded the prize Business Angel of the Year in Europe in 2013 by EBAN after having three (positive) exits in a week. Nominated as one of 5 top angels in Europe 2009 and announced as among FINTECH ASIA 100 Leaders In Asian Fintech in 2016 after moving in 2014 to Asia. Donated some of the exit proceeds to save the last Tesla Lab on Long Island, Tesla the Movie and other Tesla inspired projects as well as to female entrepreneurs and for refugees to quicker learn a langue and get friends and ultimately jobs.
Set up True Global Ventures 1 in 2011, True Global Ventures 2 in 2013 and True Global Ventures 3 in the beginning of 2016 investing exclusively in serial entrepreneurs within Fintech.
Regular Speaker on conferences on more than 100 occasions since 2005.
20:45 - 23:00
*Please note: The schedule is subject to change
*Only for Finnovasia attendees
"The FINTECH Book” Asia Official Launch
Meet editors and writers of the first globally crowdsourced book on FinTech at FINNOVASIA event!
L3, Function Rooms 1-3, Cyberport 3 (Core F), 100 Cyberport Rd.
We provide attendees with free shuttle bus to Cyberport from Admiralty. The bus will depart at 8 am from the Admiralty Centre (Exit A of Admiralty Station, outside McDonalds and Café de Coral). Look for our staff in red FINNOVASIA t-shirt for assistance.
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Thanks to @FINNOVASIA, @SuperChargerFT, Tuspark Ventures, & @FinTechHK for our award in pitching contest last week! pic.twitter.com/sJZM9cgPQ8— BankersLab® (@BankersLab) December 15, 2015
Thanks to @FINNOVASIA, @SuperChargerFT, Tuspark Ventures, & @FinTechHK for our award in pitching contest last week! pic.twitter.com/sJZM9cgPQ8
Ira Dhalawong chairs Investing in FinTech: Lessons from the VCs. Great session to end a great day! @FINNOVASIA pic.twitter.com/otOVZQLJyj— EY Banking (@EY_Banking) December 9, 2015
Ira Dhalawong chairs Investing in FinTech: Lessons from the VCs. Great session to end a great day! @FINNOVASIA pic.twitter.com/otOVZQLJyj
Investment banking, finance, and social impact. All three topics in one room. @FINNOVASIA pic.twitter.com/knnd5DG63P— Danny Sierra (@DannySierraJ) December 9, 2015
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My talk at "Future of Fintech" in one picture. Mykids finally said I am cool. I waited 10 yrs. @finnovasia @fintech pic.twitter.com/PmavIDGKvA— Mikaal Abdulla (@mikaalabdulla) December 9, 2015
My talk at "Future of Fintech" in one picture. Mykids finally said I am cool. I waited 10 yrs. @finnovasia @fintech pic.twitter.com/PmavIDGKvA
Not a single seat left! Well done to the @FINNOVASIA team for the great work! Last #finech conf of the year pic.twitter.com/j4Tdge9j2W— FinTech HK (@FinTechHK) December 9, 2015
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Proud to sponsor tomorrows @FINNOVASIA on the Future of Fintech in Asia #EY #HK pic.twitter.com/bZa4WnBGdM— EY Banking (@EY_Banking) December 8, 2015
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Plenty of great topics discussed today @FINNOVASIA #fintech #blockchain #incubators #accelerators pic.twitter.com/tClquxWmRt— Andrew Scott (@apscott81) December 9, 2015
Plenty of great topics discussed today @FINNOVASIA #fintech #blockchain #incubators #accelerators pic.twitter.com/tClquxWmRt
#EY Jan Bellens part of "Disruption or Collaboration " dreamteam panel @FinTechHK https://t.co/3N7SAQN2oc pic.twitter.com/oSY0oX0p8o— Joanne Warrin (@JoanneWarrin) December 9, 2015
#EY Jan Bellens part of "Disruption or Collaboration " dreamteam panel @FinTechHK https://t.co/3N7SAQN2oc pic.twitter.com/oSY0oX0p8o
Thanks @FINNOVASIA for the cool interview to talk about @moneythor and the Singapore #Fintech scene. pic.twitter.com/CSkJTCqsS5—
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Thanks @FINNOVASIA for the cool interview to talk about @moneythor and the Singapore #Fintech scene. pic.twitter.com/CSkJTCqsS5
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