Exclusive Invite Only Event

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3rd Annual BAFT Asia Briefing   
Thursday, June 8, 2017
13:00 – 18:00
Singapore Expo Convention and Exhibition Centre
Garnet Room 216 & 217


Overview and Program   |   Speakers  |   Venue


The 3rd Annual BAFT Asia Briefing brings the financial community, its partners and providers together in a half-day thought leadership discussion on topical issues affecting the transaction banking industry today. This is an exclusive invite only event held in conjunction with The Asian Banker Summit, renamed this year as the Future of Finance Summit. We expect a diverse group of attendees – bankers, consultants, corporates and other providers – from various key management levels in the Asia Pacific region and other cities across the globe.

Keynote Speakers

  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, he 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. He was in the list of Fintech’s Most Powerful Dealmakers of 2016 by Institutional Investor. More...


12:00 – 13:30
13:00 – 13:15
Tod Burwell
President & CEO
13:15 – 14:00
Opening Address
Keynote Speaker
Sopnendu Mohanty
Chief Fintech Officer
Monetary Authority of Singapore
14:00 – 15:00
Fintech Innovation and Banks – A Practical Use Cases
The rapid advance of financial technology led innovation is very exciting. Banks are constantly evaluating how they could engage with these new technology such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Blockchain to reach out to their clients. This session will cover practical use cases of these innovative technologies in financial services industry.
TS Shankar
Global Head - Clearing and Liquidity Products - Banks
Standard Chartered Bank
Rajiv Desai
Senior Vice President and Head, US Operations and Sales
Henry Roxas
Associate Director, Partnerships and Strategy
15:00 – 15:30
Networking Tea/Coffee Break
15:30 – 16:30
Digitalization in Trade Finance: Taking Stock
Over the last 2 years, efforts in Digitalizing Trade Finance have been significant. Proof of Concepts ranging from solving for paper heavy Letters of Credit to use of IoT in Trade abound. Banks, Regulators, FinTechs, and Logistics Providers are all keen to drive material outcomes. The session will take stock of the progress to date from different perspectives, and equally attempt to enumerate where tangible, material success is most likely to occur.
Vivek Gupta
Global Head of Supply Chain Finance
Farooq Siddiqi
Global Head of Trade
Standard Chartered Bank
Ross Wilkinson
Head of Global Accounts
Bolero International Ltd
16:30 – 17:30
Tony Lulu
CIB ITO Business Conduct
Senior PM Special Projects
Standard Chartered Bank
Trends and Changes in Cyber Threats for 2017
This session will provide an update of the threat landscape with special focus on financial services and lessons learned on emerging risk mitigation strategies.
Jon Watada
Vice President
Booz Allen Hamilton
Customer Security Program
Hear from SWIFT on the latest security status of the SWIFT services and what they are doing to further strengthen their security.
Anand Bindumadhavan
Head of Services & Support, APAC
Closing Remarks
Tod Burwell
President & CEO
17:30 - 18:30
Networking Reception