Finastra Universe - SingaporeFinastra Universe - Singapore

Finastra Universe Singapore

26 - 27 March 2019

About the Event

26 – 27 MARCH 2019, SINGAPORE

Now in its fourth year, the Finastra Universe conference is a global executive event series focusing on fintech and the future of financial services globally, bringing together over 400 leaders and experts across Asia Pacific financial sector.

The theme for 2019 Finastra Universe will be Collaborate to Innovate, focusing on the new shape of disruption: how academia, Fintech, software and banks are collaborating as one, to design the future of banking.

Click on the video to watch a recap of 2018 Finastra Universe in Singapore.

Why Attend the Finastra Universe?

The conference will help you to:

  • Develop your competitive strategy by exploring the long- and short-term trends shaping the future of technology in banking
  • Create a tailored experience to get the highest possible return for your time out of the office, with four streams covering challenges specific to Retail Banking, Payments, Corporate Banking as well as Treasury & Capital Markets
  • Gain insight into the latest technologies in the global banking market and understand how they will impact you, your competition and your customers
  • Explore how to build new internal efficiencies and improve customer experience with sessions dedicated to AI, robotics and automation
  • Network with your peers, building new connections with the region’s technological pioneers and leaders
  • Fine-tune your digital transformation strategy, building a new business model that puts the customer at the heart of the bank

Snapshot from 2018 Finastra Universe: Singapore

400+ Senior Delegates in Attendance - 20+ Industry Leader Speakers

Event Location

Shangri-La HotelShangri-La Hotel

Shangri-La Hotel, Singapore
22 Orange Grove Road 258350 Singapore



Build your experience.

Dedicated agenda streams

  • Retail Banking
  • Payments
  • Corporate Banking
  • Treasury & Capital Markets

Meet subject matter experts

  • One-on-one expert meetings
  • Solution workshops

Tuesday, 26th March 2019:

Partner Day (by invitation-only)
Welcome Reception and Dinner

Wednesday, 27th March 2019: Finastra Universe: Singapore

Finastra Universe: Singapore Agenda

See the agenda for this event with information about sessions and speakers.

8:00Registration and Networking
9:00Welcome to Finastra Universe - APAC Regional Welcome

Eric Duffaut, President & Global Head of Field Operations, Finastra
Imad Abou-Haidar, Managing Director, Asia-Pacific, Finastra
9:45Finastra Executive Keynote Address: Powering the Financial Universe

Eli Rosner, Chief Product & Technology Officer
10:15Keynote Address: Key Banking Trends – 2019 and beyond

- Prompted by regulation and technology advances, how is open banking driving collaboration and co-innovation
- How is the industry responding to the emergence of AI and Analytics
- Is there an increase in cloud adoption—and why?
- What is the potential impact from the rise of e-challengers or non-banks
- How should banks leverage these trends to evolve the business models to lead, grow and compete

Richard Lumb, Group Chief Executive - Financial Services, Accenture
Martin Haering, Chief Marketing Officer, Finastra
10:45Keynote panel: Collaborate to Innovate

- One year on… how has the industry responded to Open Banking?
- Can a platform approach foster greater collaboration?
- Examination of real use-cases based on collaborative innovations

Moderator: Martin Haering, Chief Marketing Officer, Finastra
Demo Presenter: Nicola Young, Platform Marketing Lead, Finastra
- Connie Leung, Senior Director, Financial Services Business Lead, Microsoft
- Guillame Pierquin, Senior Manager, Digital Banking, Gemalto
- Ozzeir Khan, Director for Technology Strategy and Business Relationships, Asian Development Bank
11:30Networking & Lunch Break
12:45Vision: Retail Banking in 2021 Unleashing the Potential of Fintech to Transform the Retail Banking Industry

- Explore real APAC use-cases on how a new breed of challengers and fintechs are transforming the industry and how banks can benefit from the innovation
- Open banking – what are the top trends and APIs that are defining the pace of transformation in this region?

- Hal Bosher, Chief Executive Officer, Yoma Bank
- Anand Subbaraman, General Manager, Global Retail Banking, Finastra
Payments Showcase and Meetings @ Innovation ZoneVision: The Connected Corporate Bank - From Products, to Solutions to Services

- The API revolution: remaining relevant through digital transformation
- Which APIs, services and processes should drive strategy?
- Partnership considerations for the platform of the future: who can deliver the connected platform of the future

- Torsten Pull, General Manager, Global Corporate Banking, Finastra
- Jonathan McPhail, Global Solution Lead, Finastra
Vision: The Future Begins with Capital Markets

- Achieve more with an integrated ecosystem
- Innovate with Open APIs
- Grow with standard processes
- Simplify and accelerate existing processes

- Pedro Porfirio, Vice President, Capital Markets, Finastra
13:30Panel Discussion: Re-imagining Retail Banking to Create Holistic Customer Journeys

- Innovations in data and analytics driving customer experience
- Data, the new currency and how new tech such as AI in helping to manipulate and understand data
- Personalising the experience

Moderator: Shweta Jain, Director, Product Management – Retail Banking, Finastra

- Feargal De Burca, Director, KPMG
- Kyaw Soe Lin, CTO, Yoma Bank
- Meng Liu, Analyst, Forrester
Payments Showcase and Meetings @ Innovation ZoneFireside Chat: Connected Corporate Banking in Asia Pacific

- Insights from the Celent Connected Corporate Banking in Asia Pacific report
- Market landscape and key technology trends in Asia Pacific
- Innovation in Corporate Banking

- Andrew Coles, Director, Global Solutions Consulting, Corporate Banking APAC, Finastra
- Bruce Barron, CEO, Digi Group
Panel Discussion: Technologies enabling Capital Markets Revival

- Data-led and client-centric services
- Predictive analytics leveraging AI/ML
- Micro-services & APIs enabling agility & resilience
- Robotic Process Automation

Moderator: Vinod Bhaskaran, Global Solution Lead, Capital Markets, Finastra

- Alex Medana, CEO & Founder, FinFabrik
- Zennon Kapron, Founder and Director, KapronAsia
14:00Networking & Coffee Break
14:30Core Banking Showcase and Meetings @ Innovation ZoneVision: The Singularity of Payments

- The multi-lens views of payments innovation
- A blueprint for the future of payments
- The New Open Economy of Ecosystems and Platforms

- Paul Thomalla, Global Head of Payments, Finastra
- Dagan Osovlansky, Global Head of Product Management - Payments, Finastra
Panel Session: Achievable Innovations: Lending Community and the Future of Lending Technology

- How are banks leveraging the latest technologies to optimize lending operations?
- Are these innovations achievable within your bank?
- How are best-in-class commercial lenders adapting to the evolving preferences of their borrowers?

Moderator: Arvind Vairavan, Principal Solutions Consulting, Finastra

Panelist: Grant Jones, Vice President, LenderComm, Finastra
Panel Discussion: Maximizing Revenue From Your FX Value Chain

- The digitalisation of the FX market
- Providing greater customer satisfaction and retention
- Improving integration and profitability in the value chain

Moderator: Guillaume Spay, Global Solution Lead, Treasury & Capital Markets, Finastra

Panelist: Quynh Do Ngoc, Head of Treasury, BIDV
15:00Core Banking Showcase and Meetings @ Innovation ZonePanel Discussion: How innovative payments will transform the new payments ecosystem

- Key trends impacting the Future of Payments in APAC
- Optimising the payments experience: Providing faster, reliable and more connected payment methods
- Leading the transformation of cross-border immediate payments 

Moderator: David Brown, Head of Payments, Principal Solutions Consulting, Finastra

- Paul Thomalla, Global Head of Payments, Finastra
- Douglas Burke, Associate Vice President & Payments Chief Architect, Infosys
Panel Discussion: Open collaboration in the new trade ecosystem: driving customer value via open APIs

- How banks can retain relevance to their clients in the face of increased competition
- Why an ecosystem of value-add services can drive improved trade finance access
- The benefits of a platform approach and open APIs in differentiating on customer experience

Moderator: Michael Walker, Head of Sales Enablement, Corporate Banking & Payments, Finastra

- Michael Sugirin, Head of Open Account & Trade Implementation, Standard Chartered Bank
- Sathish Thiruvenkataswamy, Global Trade Solutions & Delivery Head, Cognizant
Panel Discussion: The Transformation of Treasury/ALM to Deliver Optimized Performance Management

- The impacts of regulation on performance across all lines of businesses
- Is ML/AI mature enough to attack real world challenges of Treasury and Balance Sheet Management?
- Where will this have the most beneficial impact (controlling/limits, front line, strategic planning)?
- What advantages would these bring vs the ubiquitous standard statistics/linear regression?
- New EBA dynamic balance-sheet modelling

Moderator: Arnaud Picut, Global Head of Risk Practice, Finastra

- Alexey Chirokikh, CIO, Finca
- Daniel Egloff, CEO and Founder, FlinkAI and
15:30Networking & Refreshment Coffee Break
16:00Fintech Innovation Showcase

Finastra's Fintech Innovation Forum participants take the stage to demonstrate their latest innovations

- VC John, Marketing Director, Accenture
- Nallasenapathi Periasamy (Sena), Head of Artificial Intelligence and Analytics practice, Cognizant
- Musheer Ahmed, GM, HK Fintech Association
- Gerben Visser, Founder, Fintech Consortium

- AIDA, Dr Geok Leng Tan
- Bambu, Ned Philips
- CCRManager, George Lee and Andre Siregar
- Prive Technologies, Charles Wong and Julian Schillinger
- Vector Risk, Justin Taylor

Host: Mitesh Soni, Senior Director, Innovation and Fintech, Finastra


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Bronze Sponsors

Supported by  

Asia-Pacific Structured Finance Association

Become a sponsor

Finastra welcomes its strategic partners to benefit from this high-profile platform by unveiling your solutions and joining the conversation. Here’s your opportunity to showcase your thought leadership to decision makers from the region’s banking fraternity.

Finastra Universe promises to deliver real business value through sponsorship with measurable ROI. Here’s how we can help you as our strategic partner:

  • Align your brand with ours by being face-to-face with new possibilities and greater opportunities
  • Networking and developing new business with hard-to-reach decision makers and business leaders from the banking fraternity
  • Promoting your participation across high-level and multiple media channels across the world

If you are interested in sponsoring and partnering with us at the Finastra Universe and would like more information on the opportunities and packages available, contact:

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Finastra Universe Partner Day

We are delighted to announce the return of our Finastra Universe Singapore Partner Day.

Join us on Tuesday 26th March 2019 for our dedicated partner event, which promises to be an interactive and inspiring session. You will have the opportunity to engage with our senior leadership team, hear the latest around the strategic direction of our global ecosystem and discuss our regional focus, key GTM activities and innovation and technology updates.

At-a-Glance: Tuesday, 26th March 2019

12:00 P.M.Partner Welcome Lunch
14:00 P.M.Partner Day Event


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