How is blockchain reshaping the future of industries?

Many believe that this easy to use distributed ledger technology is going to be the next huge thing after the internet, the cloud and big data. It may have the potential to replace existing payment service providers and transform the way transactions are processed.

But what is Blockchain exactly? What does it mean for our businesses? What opportunities does it create? Also, what risks does it entail?

Join us for this exclusive session, to gain some insights from our panel of experts – Nigel Dobson (General Manger, Group Payments Management at ANZ), Matthew Lempriere (Global Head of Financial Services Market Segment at Telstra) and Zelda Anthony (Head of Blockchain, ASEAN, Cross-industry at IBM) – as they address these questions and demystify the blockchain concept.


Nigel Dobson
General Manger, Group Payments Management, ANZ

Nigel Dobson oversees digital strategy and transformation across all of ANZ’s wholesale customer segments. Nigel also has responsibility for delivering wholesale lending transformation for the institutional bank as well as overseeing enterprise payments transformation and payments strategy across the group. Nigel leads the banks Blockchain strategy and associated activities, including fostering partnerships and industry pilots. Nigel is currently a Director of the New Payments Platform (NPPA) in Australia and a Director of the Australian Payments Council (APC). Prior to this role, Nigel spent 4 years in senior Transaction Banking roles at ANZ, including Global Head of Payments and Cash Management and Global Head of Transaction Banking Products.

Matthew Lempriere
Global Head of Financial Services Market Segment, Telstra

Matthew Lempriere is Global Head of Financial Services Market Segment based in Hong Kong, where he is responsible for identifying and leveraging opportunities for the company within the sector across Asia Pacific, EMEA and the US. Matthew joined Telstra in August 2013, bringing with him over 20 years of experience in the financial and telecommunications industries. He has in-depth specialist knowledge in the delivery of electronic trading and information applications in the banking and finance industry. Prior to joining Telstra, Matthew was Head of BT Radianz for Asia Pacific.

Zelda Anthony
Head of Blockchain, ASEAN, Cross-industry, IBM

Zelda Anthony is IBM’s Head of Blockchain, ASEAN, based in Singapore. She is responsible for developing IBM’s blockchain business in the ASEAN region; understanding the key blockchain trends, opportunities and challenges and how they are impacting IBM’s customers and partners in key industries. The role includes developing IBM’s go to market strategy for blockchain, building an ecosystem with partners and building IBM’s brand in the ASEAN region. Before the Blockchain leadership role, Zelda was Head of Payments for APAC, Financial Services Industry. Prior to IBM, Zelda spent 7 years at SWIFT where she held several roles including, Head of Compliance products APAC, Head of ASEAN, Head of New Customers APAC and Head of Oceania.

Neil Johnson
Head of Business Development Asia Pacific Region, Bolero International

Bolero is a global leader in the handling of electronic trade finance documentation and automatic settlement. Neil brings with him decades of experience working with companies in the region, strong contacts within the banking community as well as a background in logistics, supply chain and transportation.

Event Details
Venue: ANZ Innovation Studio
Address: Ocean Financial Centre (Level 30)
10 Collyer Quay, Singapore 049315
Date: 16 November 2016, Wednesday
Time: 12:30PM – 2:00PM (light lunch will be served)

In Partnership with ANZ and Telstra