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Andrew Yeong

Andrew Yeong

Andrew Yeong is Vice President and Head of Sales for the APAC region at Tata Communications. In his role, Andrew Yeong is responsible for the growth of Tata Communications’ business across all industry verticals, focusing on providing digital transformation services to corporations in the region. He also supports the company’s strategic efforts in growing and maintaining its leadership position in the network infrastructure market, as well as in building deeper penetration with its mobility, IOT, cloud enablement and cyber security solutions.

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06/01/21 | Financial services sector transformation gathers pace with COVID-19 171 views

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    Brendan Carney

    Brendan Carney

    Brendan Carney is the CEO of Citibank Singapore Limited and the Global Consumer Banking (GCB) ASEAN Cluster Head.

    Based in Singapore, Brendan manages the Consumer Business for Citibank Singapore and is responsible for the leadership of the consumer franchise in the ASEAN cluster, comprising Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, excluding Citi’s International Personal Bank. He is a member of Citi’s GCB Regional Leadership Team and the ASEAN Management Team.

    Prior to this appointment, Brendan was the Consumer Business Manager (CBM) for South Korea, a role he took on in July 2015. During his tenure, he led a successful turnaround of the Korea consumer business, launching award-winning new digital platforms, doubling mobile banking usage, increasing digital acquisitions, introducing state-of-the-art wealth management centres and transforming its branch network.

    Since joining Citi in 2002 as Country Business Manager for Portugal, Brendan has held various senior positions across the globe. He was appointed Consumer Business Manager and Vice President of the Management Board for Citi Handlowy in Poland in 2012, and CCO and Country Business Manager for Belgium in 2010, where he steered the consumer business to profitability within two years before leading its successful sale to Credit Mutuel Nord Europe in 2012. Prior to starting his banking career with Citi, Brendan held several key roles in consulting and general management of start-up companies.

    Brendan serves as a Director of Citibank Singapore Limited, Chairperson of Singapore’s Institute of Banking and Finance (IBF) Consumer Banking Industry Workgroup, a member of IBF’s Standards Committee, and Singapore’s Digital Readiness Network. Brendan holds an MBA from the University of Pennsylvania’s Wharton School of Business and a BA in Economics from the University of Michigan.
     

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    12/05/20 | The Digital Way Forward for Banking in Singapore 376 views

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    Brett Hodge

    Brett Hodge

    Brett joined Fenergo in 2014 as VP of Sales for APAC to build out Fenergo’s footprint across Asia Pacific. With over 25 years’ experience in the fintech industry, Brett brings extensive experience to the role having worked as Manager of Asia for Avox for seven years and Regional Director of Algorithmics for nine years previous. Brett studied Marketing & Finance in Charles Sturt University and Applied Finance & Investment with FINSIA – the Securities Institute of Australia.

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    02/07/20 | Singapore banks set to fast-track digital transformation due to COVID-19 730 views

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      Christopher Yap

      Christopher Yap

      Christopher Yap is the Regional Head of ASEAN and Hong Kong at BioCatch. As a Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE) and Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS), Christopher has over 15 years of experience working with financial institutions to improve their fraud detection processes. In his current role, Christopher is responsible for driving sales and partnerships in ASEAN and Hong Kong, enabling customers of BioCatch to detect fraudulent account openings and account takeover attacks, as well as safeguard users against social engineering scams.

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      07/01/21 | Protecting consumer banking in a mobile era 133 views

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        Eiichiro Yanagawa

        Eiichiro Yanagawa

        Eiichiro Yanagawa is a senior analyst with Celent's Asian Financial Services group and is based in the firm’s Tokyo office. His research focuses on IT strategy issues in the Japanese and Asian banking and financial industries.

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        02/12/20 | LIBOR transition: A trigger for re-thinking IT platforms 156 views

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        Erich Gerber

        Erich Gerber

        An experienced senior executive with over 25 years in the information technology industry, Erich Gerber is responsible for TIBCO Software’s business across international markets, which consist of Asia Pacific, Europe, Middle East, and Africa.

        Erich has wide experience covering global markets, direct and indirect sales, as well as Infrastructure and BI software. Having led various organisations in senior leadership positions with American- and German-driven company structures, Erich is an adept and adaptable leader with a keen focus on developing global customer relationships and bringing to market timely solutions that deliver value.

        With his extensive experience and track record for overachievement, Erich has built teams that have delivered significant growth by fine-tuning business operations and successfully managing profitability.

        Having joined TIBCO Software in 2009 as the Regional Vice President for the Central and Eastern European, and Nordics region, Erich doubled the licensing revenue for the markets under his purview between the financial years of 2009 and 2012. Under his stewardship, the total revenue of these markets had also increased by 75%, which constituted approximately 10% of the company’s overall revenue.

        In late 2014, Erich was appointed as the Vice President for Global Sales Operations at TIBCO Software’s headquarters in Palo Alto, US, where he spearheaded the company’s transformation initiatives, in addition to his global revenue and sales responsibilities.

        Erich then continued the journey as the General Manager for Asia Pacific Japan in 2016 where he led the sales function by executing a strategic go-to-market plan that fosters deeper customer engagements, strengthens partnerships, and builds a greater network of alliances in the region.

        Prior to TIBCO Software, Erich was the Senior Vice President for Europe, Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) at WebGain and the Vice President for EMEA Operations at BEA Systems, subsequently acquired by Oracle.

        Erich has a Bachelor’s degree in Management from BPIH, Switzerland and a Master’s degree in Marketing from the Swiss Federal Institute.

         He is married, a father of two, and is a sports and fitness enthusiast who engages in skiing, as well as cycling, in his spare time.

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        27/11/20 | Banking services in Asia's burgeoning mobile-first society 143 views

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          Jidong Chen

          Jidong Chen

          Dr. Jidong Chen is General Manager of ZOLOZ, the Trusted Identity Platform of Ant Group, where he is responsible for research and development, as well as application of biometric identification.

          Dr. Chen leads a team at Ant Group that applied biometric technology to the identity and authentication use cases for hundreds of millions of Alipay and MYbank users. He also led a team that applied “Smile to Pay” technology to the KFC chain of restaurants, a project which was selected as one of 2017’s breakthrough technology in MIT Technology Review.

          Before joining Ant Group, Dr Chen was Chief Data Scientist at Renren Games and the head of data analytics at EMC Labs China, where he was responsible for research and advanced development projects in data management and analytics.

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          14/07/20 | Opening a new chapter in Asia's digital banking boom with e-KYC 444 views

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          Malcolm Gomes, Prateek Bhargava, Raj Binani, Tengfei Ma

          Malcolm Gomes, Prateek Bhargava, Raj Binani, Tengfei Ma

          Malcolm Gomes is a partner at McKinsey & Company based in Bangalore. Prateek Bhargava and Raj Binani are associate partners based respectively in Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur, and Tengfei Ma is an engagement manager based in Singapore.

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          27/10/20 | Agent banking: “New” channel for the new normal 336 views

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            Md. Touhidul Alam Khan

            Md. Touhidul Alam Khan

            Md. Touhidul Alam Khan is the Additional Managing Director of Standard Bank Limited, Bangladesh. He is Fellow Member of Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of Bangladesh (ICMAB) and first Certified Sustainability Reporting Assurer (CSRA) in Bangladesh. He is also post graduate diploma in Islamic Banking & Insurance from Institute of Islamic Banking and Insurance (IIBI), United Kingdom.

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            18/11/20 | Why is good corporate governance a must to operate Shari'ah based Banking in Bangladesh? 259 views

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            Olivier Carcy and Brenda Lau

            Olivier Carcy and Brenda Lau

            Olivier Carcy is the Global Head of Asset Management at Indosuez Wealth Management. He began his career in Paris with Paribas (now BNP Paribas) before moving to Rothschild. He joined the Crédit Agricole Group in 1997, where he worked in structured asset financing, a role that took him from Paris to Singapore, then to Jakarta. He relocated to Geneva in 2000, where he set up a dedicated private equity asset management platform, making Indosuez one of the first private banks to incorporate this specific asset class into wealth management. Until 2019, he was heading the private equity business line across all entities of the Group Indosuez.

            Brenda Lau is the Head of Private Equity, Asia, at Indosuez Wealth Management.
             

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            27/10/20 | Private Equity in a post-COVID 19 world 118 views

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              Riddhi Dutta

              Riddhi Dutta

              Riddhi Dutta is the Regional Director for Asia at Backbase.

              Riddhi oversees Backbase' go-to-market success for his territory in Asia Pacific. He helps financial institutions turn their digital ambitions into reality, helping them with designing digital transformation initiatives which are feasible, tailored, and creative with instant business value.

              Riddhi has an excellent track record of championing legacy modernisation initiatives in several banks across the region, where he consulted and helped banks move to open banking platforms, including modern core banking and treasury solutions. Prior to joining Backbase, Riddhi held several senior roles at Infosys Finacle, Fintellix Solutions and ITC Infotech.

              Riddhi earned a Masters of Business Administration in Marketing and Systems from the University of Delhi.

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              28/05/20 | The future of Asian banking in the digital age 544 views

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                Rohit Bammi

                Rohit Bammi

                Rohit Bammi is the Global Head of Institution Business at Nium. A seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience in fintech, banking and the financial services industry, Rohit has a deep knowledge of financial services and banking products. In his role, Rohit is responsible for driving Nium’s business strategy, sales and partnerships with banks and financial institutions to encourage the digitisation of financial services by incumbent and new financial players.

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                27/08/20 | Standing Out with Invisible Payments: The Banking-as-a-Service Paradox 342 views

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                  Shuang Yang

                  Shuang Yang

                  Dr. Shuang is a Senior Director and the Head of Machine Learning at Ant Group. He's dedicated to build the machine learning technologies that enable Ant to provide a wide spectrum of financial services (payment, banking, credit, loan, insurance, wealth management) to 1.2 billion users around the world.

                  Before joining Ant, Dr. Shuang was the Cofounder and Chief Scientist of Operator Inc. (2014-2017), where he created the world's very first conversational bot for e-commerce (shopping concierge). Prior to that, he was the Lead Scientist and a Staff Machine Learning Engineer at Twitter, where he led Twitter's machine learning infrastructure, content understanding, personalization and recommendation (2012-2015).

                  Dr. Shuang earned his Ph.D from Georgia Institute of Technology. He is the recipient of multiple awards including Best Paper Awards from ACM SIGIR (2011), UAI (finalist, 2010), PAKDD (2008) and CCAI (2008), a Facebook Fellowship (finalist, 2011), a Yahoo! Key Scientific Award (2011), and the President's Award of Chinese Academy of Sciences (2008).

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                  03/08/20 | Harnessing the power of AI to accelerate financial inclusion 200 views

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                    Vihang Patel

                    Vihang Patel

                    Patel is the Co-Founder and CEO of Finaxar, a Singapore-based fintech startup that is focused on changing the way small business financing is done using technology. He is passionate about working with startups and technology ecosystem.

                    Leveraging over 15 years of entrepreneurial, corporate and management consulting experience in Asia and Europe, he combines his deep expertise in financial services and enterprise software at Finaxar.

                    A veteran in the startup scene with strong expertise in technology, Patel founded data management firm Avagam. Post its acquisition, he joined big data and AI firm Crayon Data as the first technology-focused pioneer, to drive the building of the product and its development. He was also instrumental in driving early revenues which facilitated in raising several rounds of funding.  Patel was the Chief Technology Officer of Dragon Wealth Asia, developing marketing solutions for financial advisors before he founded Finaxar. Previously, Patel was at Deloitte developing solutions for large banks including ING and State Bank of India. He has advised or provided services to companies like Google, PayPal, GLH, Mastercard, CGI, etc.

                    Other than his role at Finaxar, he is currently an operating advisor of Monk’s Hill Ventures and part of the Investment Committee advising on key investments.

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                    18/01/21 | Even with the arrival of the digital banks, don't write off the incumbents 211 views

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