Charting a New Course: Reshaping the financial business, leveraging fintech.
reThink CIO Forum: Finance-as-a-Service. Our half day forum was spent with thought-provoking keynotes, panel sessions and insightful peer-to-peer discussions on the rise of disruptive game-changers in financial technology. The forum brought together the best minds from the financial tech domain to critically review, or rethink, the roles of a CIO in an organisation, and how these leaders should respond to the challenges and manage what’s coming. The evening was spent networking with dinner and drinks onboard the the Royal Albatross tall ship.
Sopnendu Mohanty Chief FinTech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Mr Sopnendu Mohanty is responsible for creating development strategies and regulatory policies around technology innovation to “better manage risks, enhance efficiency and strengthen competitiveness in the financial sector”. Prior to joining MAS, Mohanty was with Citibank as their Global Head of the Consumer Lab Network and Programs, which included driving innovation programs and managing innovation labs across multiple geographies globally.
Mohanty has spent 20 years in the APAC region and held various roles in technology, finance, productivity, and business development. He was Citibank’s APAC regional head of Branch operations along with heading the Consumer Innovation Lab in Singapore. He spent a significant time in Japan, where he was Citibank’s Retail Business Development head and also did leadership stints in various functions within operations and technology. Globally, he played a significant subject matter expert role in driving Citibank’s global smart banking program, to transform bank’s physical network to digital first, smart & innovative, client centric and highly delightful customer engagement center.
Mohanty has co-authored various patented work in area of retail distribution of financial sector. He is based in Singapore, loves travelling, reads history and pursues culinary innovation as a hobby. He was in the list of Fintech’s Most Powerful Dealmakers of 2016 by Institutional Investor.
Eduard Fabian Managing Director, Head Group Technology, Wholesale and Retail Bank. United Overseas Bank Limited
Eduard is Managing Director, Head Group Technology of UOB and is responsible for driving the formulation and implementation of the overall technology strategy and IT architecture design for the UOB Wholesale and Retail Banking businesses. Eduard also directs the day-to-day operations of the UOB Group Technology organisation across 4 subsidiaries (i.e., Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand and China) and 15 global branches. Having joined UOB from Citi, Eduard has had extensive experience in managing bank technology teams which are distributed across the US, Europe and Asia and leading these teams into winning several prestigious industry awards such as the Asian Banker Technology Innovation Award for Mobile Banking in 2016; the Global Finance Best Bank for Liquidity Management in 2015; the Mobile World Congress’s Best Mobile App for Enterprise in 2015.
Prior to joining the financial services industry, Eduard has served in several leadership positions in technology and software development, including helming Oracle’s newly established Cloud Services Engineering team in Oracle’s European Software Development Centre in Romania. Eduard holds a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science.
Annie Koh Vice President for Office of Business Development, Singapore Management University
Annie Koh is Vice President for Office of Business Development, Singapore Management University (SMU). A Practice Professor of Finance, Annie also holds the position of Academic Director for two university level institutes – the Business Families Institute (BFI) and International Trading Institute (ITI). Her previous portfolio includes positions as Associate Dean, Lee Kong Chian School of Business and Dean, Office of Executive & Professional Education.
A notable conference speaker, panel moderator and commentator, Annie serves on a number of councils, advisory boards and steering committees of regional and local corporate, government and academic institutions. She is a member of the World Economic Forum (WEF) Global Future Council on Regional Governance and is a board member of Family Firm Institute, Inc. Prof. Koh chairs the finance and investment committee on the board of GovTech Singapore, and serves on Singapore’s Central Provident Fund Board. She is also an independent director of k1 Ventures Ltd, and lead ID of Health Management International Ltd (HMI). Her appointment as a member of SkillsFuture HR Sectoral Tripartite Committee, HR Certification Taskforce, MOE-SSG Skills Development Council and Asian Bond Fund 2 Supervisory Committee of the Monetary Authority of Singapore, is testament to her strong linkages to businesses, governments and society.
A Fulbright scholar, Annie earned her PhD in International Finance from Stern School of Business, New York University in 1988. Her research interests are in Family Office and Family Business, Investor Behaviour, Alternate Investments and Enterprise Risk Management. She co-authored Financial Management: Theory and Practice, An Asia Edition (2014), and Financing Internationalisation – Growth Strategies for Successful Companies (2004). She is also author of a number of Asian family business cases and survey reports.
Annie is a recipient of the prestigious Singapore Public Administration Medal, Bronze and Silver in 2010 and 2016 respectively for her contribution to education and public sector.
Sreeram Iyer Chief Operating Officer, International and Institutional Banking business, ANZ Bank
Sreeram Iyer is the Chief Operating Officer for ANZ Bank’s International & Institutional Banking business.
Sreeram is responsible for supporting ANZ’s business strategies across several countries; generating value for customers through Technology and by driving Operations in all the regions of ANZ’s business.
Sreeram’s portfolio includes Operations, Property, Transformation and Major Programs. His focus is in Institutional Banking regionally and in the Asian Retail Banking businesses.
Sreeram has more than 25 years of experience; including 18 years at Standard Chartered Bank, with experience across diverse functions, disciplines and geographies. He also set up and ran the bank’s offshore Shared Service Centres.
Pee-Beng Ong Vice President and Senior Business Leader for Corporate Security, Mastercard
Mr. Pee-Beng Ong is the Vice President and Senior Business Leader for Corporate Security at Mastercard. He has more than 16 years of professional experience in operations, assurance and consulting across various industries. Pee-Beng manages an international team of security managers who specialize in both cyber security and physical security. Pee-Beng’s job responsibilities include driving security programs and initiatives to support GRC, data protection, employee safety and security, security threat detection and management, incident management, regulatory and industry partnerships etc. Pee-Beng is based in Singapore.
Anna Gong is the CEO of Perx Technologies Pte Ltd, the leading mobile customer engagement and loyalty solutions company, backed by the co-founder of Facebook Eduardo Saverin and Golden Gate Ventures. Previous to joining Perx, her 5th startup experience, Anna was Vice President of Channels Sales for Asia Pacific & Japan at Infor where she’s responsible for the go-to-market strategy and execution of the channels sales business.
Anna brings 19 years of technology experience in management consulting and enterprise software, spanning the U.S., Asia Pacific & Japan. Prior to Infor, she was responsible for the Cloud, Virtualization, and Service Automation business units at CA Technologies, Asia Pacific & Japan.
Anna has held multiple leadership roles, based out of San Francisco. She established and managed the channels sales and global alliances for Wily Technology, the pioneer of web application performance and diagnostics, before CA Technologies acquisition of Wily in 2006 for US$375M.
Anna also worked in management consulting and with various technology startups prior to Wily Technology, playing a key role in implementing large scale SAP ERP systems, fund raising and developing and executing successful operations in direct sales and partner driven models.
She serves as an industry spokesperson in Cloud Computing and has spoken at many key tech conferences including Cloud Connect, CommunicAsia, ASEAN CIO Summit, Echelon, and recently on topics related to Predictive Analytics, Digital Marketing, Mobile Customer Engagement and Loyalty across Asia Pacific.
Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Angelo Roxas Senior Executive Advisor, Booz Allen Hamilton
Angelo is a Senior Executive Advisor to Booz Allen Hamilton, providing senior leadership in the Singapore office. His focus is to define and implement the cyber strategy and consulting capabilities in the ASEAN region.
Prior to Booz Allen, Angelo was the co-head of technology for the Barclays Investment bank in Asia Pacific, responsible for the delivery of transformation programmes and governance in the region. During his 11 years with Barclays, he has had a number of senior Technology roles including Chief operating officer for IT Asia Pacific, head of Technology Risk Asia Pacific, global COO for Operations technology, head of OpenLink Endur, a vendor application supporting the Commodities flow business and SolArc RightAngle. Angelo also led a number of global front to back initiatives and project implementations within the bank.
Prior Barclays, Angelo was a management consultant working with Booz Allen Hamilton in London as an IT strategist and programme manager providing consulting services to private and government sector clients, working across multiple geographies, including Europe, the Middle East and the Americas. His focus was on the intersection between information technology, business strategy and business process reengineering. Angelo started my career in the US with Ernst & Young, in the ERP/CRM consulting practice. He has an engineering degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master’s in Telecommunications from Penn State University.
Angelo is a co-founder and advisor to a number of start-up companies and social enterprises and is the current President of the University of Penn and Wharton alumni club of Singapore.
Prior to joining CXA, Ofir served as Mercer’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) responsible for the technology to support the regional Employee Health & Benefits suite of products and services and for the regional data strategy. Prior to joining Mercer in 2010, Ofir served in various VP, Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and Chief Operating Officer (COO) positions leading the post M&A regional operation and developing best of breed innovative enterprise solutions. Ofir holds a M.Sc (Hons) in Computer Science with a focus on Machine Learning, he is a frequent speaker at CIO, Data and Innovation conferences and a social media (@ofirdi) top influencer.
Managing Director, Technology and Operations, DBS Bank
Sandra Stonham has been with DBS since September 2008 as a Managing Director for Technology & Operations. She heads the technology and operations team for Treasury and Markets, as well as running the IT Shared Services group.
Stonham is an industry veteran with 29 years of experience and has spent the last 23 years in Asia. Prior to joining DBS, she spent 8 years holding progressively senior positions with regional responsibilities in Morgan Stanley, Hong Kong, becoming Head of IT for Asia (ex-Japan). Before Morgan Stanley, Stonham’s introduction to Asia was with Standard Chartered, Hong Kong, also in Information Technology.
A British citizen, Stonham holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Imperial College of Science and Technology in London, United Kingdom.
Analytics Lead for Global Technology Practice in SAS, guiding customers and partners to get the most out of data with technologies in machine learning/ AI, text analytics/ NLP, data mining/ statistical analysis and analytics lifecycle management.
He graduated with a double degree in IT and marketing from Monash University AU and have been working in the field of data analytics since 2004 – and the recent 9 years in SAS in advisory and technical roles, presenting annually in public conferences, client knowledge shares, post-grad workshops for Asian universities on topics around data analytics, machine learning, text/ semantic analytics.
Jason is involved in the advisory/ enablement of a range of successful analytics projects for customers across sectors from high tech (mobile), government, banking and communications across Asia.
Jocelyn was appointed Chief Operating Officer of NETS in November 2011. Prior to that, she was Managing Director of NETS.
Jocelyn became Managing Director in May 2010 and oversees the Merchant Network, NETS Debit Payment and Internet Payment Business Group in NETS.
In her tenure with NETS, Jocelyn has held various senior management positions including General Manager (Operations), General Manager (Cards & Processing Business) and General Manager (Business Development & Strategic Planning).
Jocelyn has more than 20 years experience in the payments and electronic commerce industry. She was previously with Singapore Network Services, where she leads various positions in the areas of business development, business planning and product development.
Jocelyn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science from the National University of Singapore, a Graduate Diploma in Marketing from Singapore Institute of Management and an MBA from the University of Durham, UK.
Having rejoined Silver Peak, Png is responsible for executing the sales and channel strategy across the region, Png will focus on extending the company’s market share and driving the growing demand for SD-WAN solutions. Prior to Png rejoining Silver Peak, she brings more than 20 years of experience in enterprise IT sales, channel and product marketing for top networking and security solutions providers spanning Blue Coat Systems (acquired by Symantec), Certis Cisco, Lucent Technologies and Nortel Networks.
Patrick Yap Executive Vice President in Technology, Maybank Singapore
Patrick Yap is an Executive Vice President in Technology, Maybank Singapore. He is currently responsible for the Bank’s Technology Infrastructure and Enterprise Architecture that covers core technology platform, servers, databases, network, storage and Architecture. Patrick also has the IT Security Defence unit of the bank reporting to him whereby he works with his IT Security experts to strategize the defence posture of the bank.
Prior to that, he also spent more than 12 years as Head of Information Systems in various positions in the Bank developing and rolling out banking applications from Internet Banking, ATM System, CDM, CRM, Call Centre, Business Intelligence, MIS and Data Warehouse.
A Banking Technologist with more than 20 years of experience, he also worked previously in one of the leading global banks prior to his career in Maybank Singapore.
Director, COO, Chief Data Office, Data Governance, Deutsche Bank AG
Subramanian Venkataraman, based in Singapore, currently leads the global effort to develop and implement Data Policies for Deutsche Bank. In recent years, Subra has also led other data management initiatives, e.g. developing an overall Data Strategy for the Asset Management business and co-managing a bank-wide Information Lifecycle Management program. He has been in the technology space for banking domains & financial services for over 26 years and led many technology leadership roles – across various transformative programs, technology platforms, product categories & worldwide geographies. Subra did a B.Tech. from IIT Bombay (1985), an MBA from IIM Bangalore (1990) and has done an Executive Leadership program by LBS (2004).
Ong-Ang Ai Boon
Director, The Association of Banks in Singapore
Mrs Ong-Ang Ai Boon is the executive Director of The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS). She was appointed in 1982 and has since led the ABS with her extensive regulatory and operational experience in the banking industry.
Mrs Ong started her career in banking with Chung Khiaw Bank Ltd in 1969. Prior to her position at ABS, Mrs Ong was with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) from 1971 till 1981 where she held several key positions during her tenure.
The Association represents the interests of the banking industry (both local and foreign banks: 156 as at to-date) and among other functions, work to establish a sound banking structure in co-operation and consultation with MAS.
Head of Client Technology Solutions, Asia Pacific, BNY Mellon
Hans Brown is the Head of Client Technology Solutions – Asia Pacific for BNY Mellon responsible for leading all facets of technology innovation and delivery in the region.
Prior to assuming his current role, Hans was the Head of Technology Projects and Consultancy for the Asia Pacific region, where he was instrumental in building up and driving the technology execution capability to deliver the enhancements and capabilities required to enable business growth in APAC. He is a member of the Executive Committee for BNY Mellon in Asia Pacific and a member of the Global BNY Mellon Technology Operating Council.
Hans has been with BNY Mellon for seven years, having started his career in London with the Asset Servicing Technology business in EMEA and transferred over to Singapore in the fall of 2012. Hans has a wealth of experience in leveraging Agile methodologies to deliver technology solutions in the financial services, telecoms and consumer electronic industries. He also has an active interest in technology evolution and trends as well as the rise of Fintech’s and API’s in financial markets.
Hans is acknowledged as an exceptional leader and high performer within BNY Mellon and is a recipient of the prestigious BNY Mellon’s Star Award.
Hans has a Master of Science in International Technology Management from the University of Warwick as well as a Master of Engineering in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Liverpool.
Sanjeev Mehra Managing Director and Head of Global Product Development Citibank N.A., Singapore Branch
Sanjeev is Managing Director and Head of Global Product Development at Citibank N.A., Singapore Branch. He is responsible for delivering software products, projects and services to Citi’s Global Consumer Banking business globally and is a key enabler of its business strategy.
An acknowledged thought leader, Sanjeev has a strong record of leadership in driving innovation, integrating new technology, conceptualizing new capabilities and creating ecosystems that rapidly build and deploy software at a global scale. He is also a recognized key note speaker at international banking forums.
With 25 years of International financial services and technology experience, Sanjeev has held numerous leadership roles and was instrumental in leading several ‘industry first’ transformative programs including Rainbow and Smart Banking throughout his career at Citi. He also contributed to the success of the bank’s patent on the Smart Banking ecosystem during this time.
Sanjeev graduated with a Bachelor of Technology, (Engineering), and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management in India, Bangalore.
Christopher Leach Chief Technologist, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
His career spans over 30 years in risk analysis, operations, strategy and financial controls and has included senior management, consulting and entrepreneurial experiences. Chris currently works for Hewlett Packard in the office of the CTO as a chief Technologist where he puts his vast experience to work for clients and business partners. Formerly the Director of Security Services for CompuCom, a Dallas based out sourcing company. There he was responsible for 24X7 operations and monitoring of client networks and infrastructure. He manages a team that is recognized as leaders within their respective fields and operates multiple honey pots and other security infrastructures to maintain a cutting edge in the ever changing information security environment. Previously he was CISO for Affiliated Computer Services (ACS), an out sourcing company acquired by Xerox.
A recognized thought leader and sought after professional, he views security as a partner with the business and understands that risk can be controlled but never fully eliminated and therefore approaches security from a risk based model; leveraging technical security tools, risk assessments and remediation to address risk and security threats.
His first role as Chief Information Security Office (CISO) was in the financial services industry in 2001 when he joined Bank One Corporation in Columbus, OH. When JP Morgan Chase acquired Bank One in 2004, he became Senior Vice President/Director of Global Security Operations and Identity Management where he created a security operating model for the combined bank.
Founder and Chairman, The Asian Banker
Emmanuel Daniel is the founder of The Asian Banker, the most respected financial services industry intelligence provider in the market. Established in 1996, The Asian Banker is the most authoritative repository of benchmarking and best practices in the financial services industry. Emmanuel has built a reputation for incisive commentary and analysis of critical issues affecting the industry and in Asia Pacific. He has direct access to a broad spectrum of CEOs, decision makers, and major players in the industry. His conversations and interviews with some of the leading personalities shaping our world today are found in www.thebankingconversation.com
He is the principal author of several reports and surveys that are widely used by practitioners. Emmanuel also speaks regularly at global events and is highly sought after with leading institutions and government agencies on developments in the industry. He is also an associate member of The Asia Society.
Emmanuel was awarded the prestigious Citibank Excellence in Journalism Award for the Asian region in 1999 for his work on the impact of the Internet on banking. Trained as a lawyer, he graduated from the National University of Singapore and the University of London. He is an avid scuba diver and has cultivated a lifelong passion of train rides.
Radhey Shyam is the Director and Chief Operating Officer (IT) for AIG APAC Holdings Pte. Ltd. He has over 24 years of IT management experience, with strong exposure in managing people, technologies & IT business operations that spans across the globe. In his current position, Radhey oversees IT finance & investment management, IT services & solutions delivery and IT governance covering policies, technology standards & broader risk management in support of APAC region. Radhey holds a Master’s Degree in Business from Curtin University, Australia and a Degree in Commerce and Accounting from University of Madras, India.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise is an industry leading technology company that enables customers to go further, faster. With the industry’s most comprehensive portfolio, spanning the cloud to the data center to workplace applications, our technology and services help customers around the world make IT more efficient, more productive and more secure.
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SAS is the leader in business analytics software and services, and the largest independent vendor in the business intelligence market. Through innovative solutions, SAS helps customers at more than 70,000 sites improve performance and deliver value by making better decisions faster. Since 1976 SAS has been giving customers around the world THE POWER TO KNOW®.
Silver Peak is the global leader in Broadband and Hybrid WAN solutions. Geographically distributed enterprises view the cloud and wide area network as critical to connecting users to applications. Strategic IT leaders are under pressure to balance the complexities of managing legacy infrastructure while accelerating the migration to the cloud which can compromise their effectiveness. Silver Peak offers a high-performance SD-WAN solution that provides secure and reliable virtual overlays to connect users to applications with the flexibility to use any combination of underlying transport without compromising application performance. This results in greater business agility and lower costs. More than 2,275 globally distributed enterprises have deployed Silver Peak broadband and hybrid WAN solutions across 80 countries. Learn more at www.silver-peak.com
Now with 180,000 people in over 40 countries, Capgemini is one of the world’s foremost providers of consulting, technology and outsourcing services. The Group reported 2015 global revenues of EUR 11.9 billion. Together with its clients, Capgemini creates and delivers business, technology and digital solutions that fit their needs, enabling them to achieve innovation and competitiveness. A deeply multicultural organization, Capgemini has developed its own way of working, the Collaborative Business Experience™, and draws on Rightshore®, its worldwide delivery model.
Capgemini’s Global Financial Services Business Unit brings deep industry experience, innovative service offerings and next generation global delivery to serve the financial services industry. With a network of 25,000 professionals serving nearly 1000 clients worldwide, Capgemini collaborates with leading banks, insurers and capital market companies to deliver business and IT solutions and thought leadership which create tangible value.
Nutanix makes infrastructure invisible, elevating IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. The Nutanix enterprise cloud platform leverages web-scale engineering and consumer-grade design to natively converge compute, virtualization and storage into a resilient, software-defined solution with rich machine intelligence. The result is predictable performance, cloud-like infrastructure consumption, robust security, and seamless application mobility for a broad range of enterprise applications.
At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing technologies that solve business problems. We’re a billion dollar S&P 500 company offering solutions from Linux to middleware, storage to cloud, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services.
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At Huawei, we define human progress by innovations that enrich humanity. We do not view connectivity as a privilege, but a necessity. We believe that the impact of information and communications technology should be measured by how many people can benefit from it.
Huawei is a leading global ICT solutions provider. Through our dedication to customer-centric innovation and strong partnerships, we have established end-to-end capabilities and strengths across the carrier networks, enterprise, consumer, and cloud computing fields. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 170 countries, serving more than one third of the world’s population.
Huawei’s vision is to enrich life through communication. By leveraging our experience and expertise in the ICT sector, we help bridge the digital divide by providing opportunities to enjoy broadband services, regardless of geographic location. Contributing to the sustainable development of society, the economy, and the environment, Huawei creates green solutions that enable customers to reduce power consumption, carbon emissions, and resource costs.
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