Brett King is a world-renowned futurist and speaker, an International Bestselling Author, and a media personality who covers the future of business. He has spoken in over 50 countries, at TED conferences, given opening keynotes for Wired, Singularity University, Web Summit/MoneyConf, The Economist, World of Watson, CES, SIBOS and more. He has appeared as a commentator on CNBC, BBC, ABC, Fox, Bloomberg and more. He advised the Obama administration on Fintech policy and the Future of Banking and advises regulators and bank CEOs around the world on technology transformation.
King hosts the world's first and #1 ranked radio show on FinTech called "Breaking Banks" (140 countries, 3.6 million listeners). He is the CEO and Founder of Moven, a successful mobile start-up, which has raised over US$24 million to date, with the world's first mobile, downloadable bank account, available in the United States, Canada, UK, Indonesia, and New Zealand.
Named "King of the Disruptors" by Banking Exchange magazine, King was voted American Banker's Innovator of the Year in 2012, voted the world's #1 Financial Services Influencer by The Financial Brand and was nominated by Bank Innovation as one of the top 10 "coolest brands in banking". He was shortlisted for the 2015 Advance Global Australian of the Year Award for being one of the most influential Australians living offshore. His books have been released in more than a dozen languages and he has achieved bestseller status in 20 countries. His fifth book Augmented: Life in the Smart Lane is an international bestseller and has remained in the top-10 on Amazon for over a year. He is currently working on Bank 4.0 for a late 2017 release.
Norman T.L. Chan
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Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and
Honorary President, Council, The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
Norman Chan was appointed Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA) on 1 October 2009. Mr. Chan joined the Hong Kong Government as an Administrative Officer in 1976 and became an Executive Director of the HKMA when it was established in 1993. From 1996 to 2005, Mr. Chan served as Deputy Chief Executive of the HKMA.
From December 2005 to June 2007, Mr. Chan was Vice Chairman, Asia of Standard Chartered Bank. Prior to rejoining the HKMA, Mr. Chan was Director of the Chief Executive's Office of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government from July 2007 to July 2009. He was the Founding Chairman of the policy think tank, the Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre established in 2006.
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Chairman, OCBC Wing Hang Bank Limited and
Chairman, Executive Committee, and Vice President, Council, The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
Dr. Patrick Yuk Bun Fung obtained his MBA degree from University of Toronto in 1973, and was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Business Administration by the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2001 and an Honorary Doctor of Laws by the University of Toronto in 2005. Dr. Fung joined Wing Hang Bank (currently known as OCBC Wing Hang Bank) in 1976 and was appointed a Director of the Bank in 1980. He was appointed Chief Executive in 1992, and then Chairman and Chief Executive in April 1996. Dr. Fung is currently the Chairman of OCBC Wing Hang Bank.
Dr. Fung is a Non-Executive Director of Miramar Hotel and Investment Company Limited. He is a honorary member of the Court and Adjunct Professor with the Faculty’s School of Accounting and Finance of the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, a court member of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Vice President of the Hong Kong Institute of Bankers, a member of Board of Governors of The Hong Kong Philharmonic Society Ltd. and a member of Hang Seng Management College – Foundation Management Committee.
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Deputy Chief Executive, Hong Kong Monetary Authority, and
Deputy Chairman, Executive Committee, The Hong Kong Institute of Bankers
Arthur Yuen is in charge of the full range of banking policy, development and supervisory issues at the Hong Kong Monetary Authority (HKMA). He joined the HKMA in 1996 as Head of Administration and has since taken up different responsibilities including research and liaison on China economic and market development issues before being appointed Head of Banking Supervision in 2000. He took up the position as Executive Director (Banking Development) in July 2004, Executive Director (Banking Supervision) in June 2005 and Executive Director (External) in July 2008. He was appointed to his present position on 1 January 2010.
Before joining the HKMA, Mr. Yuen worked in the Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission for two years after having served as an Administrative Officer in the Hong Kong Government for over eight years.
Chairman and CEO, Asia Pacific
JPMorgan Chase & Co
Nicolas Aguzin is Chairman & CEO for J.P. Morgan in Asia Pacific where he is responsible for overseeing the firm’s overall activities in the region. Nicolas chairs the Asia Pacific Management Committee and is a member of the global Corporate & Investment Bank Management Committee.
Nicolas joined J.P. Morgan in 1990 in Buenos Aires and has spent his career advising clients on strategic cross-border and corporate finance transactions. Prior to his current role, Nicolas was CEO for J.P. Morgan in Latin America and led the firm’s investment banking business in the region. Nicolas also served as the firm’s Senior Country Officer for Brazil from 2008-2009 and earlier in his career held several senior investment banking roles in New York where he focused on mergers and acquisitions. During his career, he has lived and worked in New York, Buenos Aires and now Hong Kong.
Nicolas is a member of the Advisory Council of the Asia Society Hong Kong Center and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Society. He also serves on the Board of Directors for MercadoLibre, Inc., Latin America’s leading e-commerce company, and is a member of the Asia Pacific Council of The Nature Conservancy.
Nicolas holds a bachelor degree in Economics from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese and English.
Country Manager, Hong Kong and Macau
Caroline Ada was appointed Country Manager of Hong Kong and Macau in September 2015. She is responsible for building Visa’s brand and business as well as overseeing strategic development in Hong Kong and Macau.
Caroline is passionate about bringing new payment services and technologies to Hong Kong and Macau, in order to drive adoption of electronic payments over less efficient methods such as cash and cheque. She has lead the team to outline Visa’s blueprint for the ‘Future of Payments. Key innovations such as Visa Checkout and Tokenisation have already been successfully launched.
Prior to her role in Hong Kong, Caroline was the Country Manager responsible for New Zealand and South Pacific markets. She led the strategy and successful rollout of Visa payWave across critical merchant segments including deals with the largest supermarket businesses in New Zealand, which included utilization of VisaNet assets.
From 2006 to 2010, Caroline worked in merchant relationships and innovation roles at Visa, culminating in the position of Director of Innovation Products for Australia and New Zealand. During her tenure, Caroline led the successful market implementation of Visa payWave across Australia, drove the accelerated development of EMV in both Australia and New Zealand, and managed the launch of the first Visa direct switch merchant in Asia Pacific.
She has a wealth of retail payments and banking industry experience, previously holding positions with Westpac Banking Corporation, Suncorp Bank and Coles Group.
Chief Information & Operations Officer
China CITIC Bank International Ltd
Michael Leung was appointed Chief Information & Operations Officer of China CITIC Bank International in December 2013. In this capacity, he manages the Bank’s information technology and banking operations, and at the same time serves as a key member of the Bank's management team.
Prior to his current position, Mr. Leung had worked for over 30 years in leading international vendors, consulting firms and banks.
Apart from being the President of HK Computer Society, Michael is also a Fellow of the HK Institute of Directors, an Exco Member of the HK Institute of Bankers, Chair of the IS Departmental Advisory Committee and an Adjunct Professor of City University, Chairman of the HK Down Syndrome Association, amongst others.
Head of Customer Franchise, Citibank Global Consumer Banking
Citibank (Hong Kong) Limited
Priscilla Ng is the Head of Customer Franchise for Citibank Global Consumer Banking. In this new role, she oversees Marketing, Digital Banking, Client Experience, Decision Management, and Business Learning & Development functions for the Bank. Priscilla is responsible for managing all these functions in order to grow the franchise by developing customer management strategy for different customer segments and creating the best-in-class client experience at different touch points and channels based on clients’ needs.
Prior to her current position, she was the Head of Customer Segment and Mortgage responsible for the management and formulation of client centric proposition for the bank’s retail customer segments in Hong Kong. The whole client spectrum covers the high-net-worth individual, affluent, emerging affluent, international personal banking and SME segment. She was also responsible for the development and growth of the bank’s mortgage business.
Priscilla joined Citibank in 2001 and since then has held various positions in the bank. Priscilla was appointed Country Marketing Director in 2011, responsible for the bank’s overall marketing and branding strategies, as well as the marketing and business development of all consumer banking segments, leading the expansion of Citibank’s retail presence in Hong Kong, and revamping the value proposition of the bank’s offerings.
Priscilla graduated from the Chinese University of Hong Kong with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Science, majoring in Economics.
Chief Product Officer
Ping An Technology
Ricky is a seasoned business executive with 20 years of experience across multiple functional areas. He started his Asian experience with McKinsey, helping top companies like Microsoft, Huawei, China Mobile, Lenovo for their product strategy. Later he joined Microsoft for the next 9 years leading the Office business for Greater Asia and Microsoft Azure business for China.
Ricky joined Ping An Tech in 2016 as their Chief Product Officer, leading the overall product commercialization and all of business development with external customers and partners. He also leads the AI Cognitive technology development and commercialization. Under his leadership, PingAn Tech facial recognition achieved a world leading accuracy of 99.8% (LFW) and with over 300 million financial transactions in 2016.
Ricky received his MBA degree from Carnegie Mellon University and BAsc degree from University of British Columbia.
Managing Director, Head of Technology & Operations, Hong Kong & Mainland China
DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited
Nimish Panchmatia is Managing Director and Head of Technology & Operations, Hong Kong & Mainland China, of DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Limited. He joined DBS in 2010.
In his current role, Nimish has broad responsibility for overall technology and operations with an emphasis on innovation and customer experience within the bank, in addition to managing the real estate and procurement functions.
Nimish was most recently Managing Director and Head of Consumer Banking Operations, Singapore, Technology & Operations, at DBS Bank.
Prior to joining DBS, Nimish was with DHL International, where he held various senior positions and worked across the Middle East, Europe, Africa and Asia. He has also worked in various functions, including consulting, sales, operations and e-commerce.
Nimish has a degree in mechanical engineering.
Founder and CEO
Former Managing Director and now an entrepreneur, Ned Phillips is the founder and chief executive officer of Bambu.
Ned Phillips has been based in Asia for the past 25 years; starting his journey in FinTech since 1999 with E*TRADE as one of the very first online brokers before becoming Managing Director in 2007. He was part of the transformation of the stock exchange where he developed two pan-Asian exchange, one of which is in conjunction with SCX and Chi-X. Ned had the opportunity to experience the first dot-com boom with one of the original FinTech companies as well as become appointed as consultant to 8 Securities when they launched the first Robo Advisor in Asia.
With such an insightful exposure and development over the years, Ned saw an opportunity in the B2B space to build a solution for various sectors that lead to the birth of Bambu.
Since 2016, Bambu has accomplished many rewarding milestones: launched Singapore’s first Robo Advisor, won Best Early Stage Startup at FinTech Finals 2017, Finalist in SuperCharger 2.0 Accelerator program and finalist in Jumpstarter 2017 organised by Alibaba Entrepreneur Fund.
VP Strategy, OneSumX
Richard Reeves is VP Strategy for OneSumX at Wolters Kluwer. Richard has over 30 years of experience in financial markets with companies such as Reuters, Telekurs, KPMG, SunGard, Algorithmics and IBM. Richard's current focus at Wolters Kluwer is in the holistic use of financial, risk, compliance and other information within a financial organization to achieve lower costs, greater control and improved risk-aware profitability.
Chief Security Strategist, Asia Pacific
Alvin Rodrigues has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry. He started his career in marketing and has worked in numerous marketing, strategy development and sales support roles. An out-of-the-box and creative thinker, he enjoys developing and repurposing content, programs and strategies, linking and contextualizing them to make them meaningful for different audiences.
At Fortinet, Alvin provides security strategy counsel to C-level clients. He aligns cyber security strategies and solutions to their business needs, and connects the dots between technology and business. He influences C-level clients’ viewpoints on cyber security through facilitated one-on-one discussions, with real-time mapping of business needs/challenges and appropriate cyber security strategies/solutions. Alvin speaks publicly on cyber security and conducts exclusive C-level client engagements and roundtable discussions. In addition, Alvin is still responsible for sales and marketing program, business messaging, and the deployment of strategies through the different routes to market across Asia-Pacific.
Prior to joining Fortinet, Alvin was marketing director for Asia Pacific and South East Asia at another security solutions provider, where he took charge of marketing and business strategy focused on pipeline creation through the channels and direct sales team. He was instrumental in elevating the cyber security discussion to the executives and boardroom levels.
Alvin has held numerous senior marketing and strategy development positions in organizations such as IBM, Oracle, American Power Conversion (APC), TIBCO and Compuware across the Asia Pacific region. At Oracle, he was in the pioneering team that conceptualized and developed the online marketing framework that was adopted globally across the organization in 2000.
Alvin holds a postgraduate diploma in International Marketing from the University of Strathclyde, and an honours degree in Economics and Management Science from the University of London.
Head of APAC Shared Services Initiatives, Financial Crime, Business Intelligence and Payments Reference data
Guy currently leads the Asia Pacific Shared Services Initiatives teams having joined SWIFT in 2014 with over 12 years’ experience in compliance, predominantly in servicing law enforcement and correspondent banking KYC. He is responsible for driving take up of the Financial Crime, Business Intelligence and Reference data portfolios across the region. The community typically engages with the SWIFT Shared Services teams to drive transparency and standardisation of process, provide assurance to existing controls as well as enable business critical insights to determine market share, growth and risk. Prior to leading the Asia Pacific team, Guy was responsible for Financial Crime Compliance Initiatives across the Americas, UK and Nordic regions. In his career he has worked for LexisNexis, Wolters Kluwer Financial Services, Bankers Almanac (now Accuity) and with the Metropolitan Police NTFIU on an industry Joint Venture. He is married with a daughter.
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