Waters Technology Asia
At Waters Asia, senior data, compliance and technology decision makers will gather together to address the most pressing current issues such as AI, Analytics, Alternative and Unstructured Data, Cognitive compliance, RPA, Cloud computing, People & Culture, and Regulatory & Geo-political issues.
What will be discussed?
- How to identify, prioritise and remediate gaps and vulnerabilities in banks?
- Explore the full potentials of cloud and real-time data
- The top IT infrastructure trends for 2021
- How to utilise APIs to modernise legacy system?
- Operational efficiency and automation: what is next?
- The rise of virtual bank and how traditional bank should transform?
Chief Technology Officer
DSP Mutual Fund
Chief Information Security Officer
UBS AG | Hong Kong
Lionel Bruchez is the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for Hong Kong and deputy CISO APAC, covering regulatory and governmental engagements across Asia Pacific and the cybersecurity program, capabilities and cyber defense for 25,000 staff members in Asia across 13 countries. In addition, Lionel is key committee member of the global Cyber Threat Management board and the strategy and governance lead for the bank’s Cyber Threat Intelligence service.
In his role, Lionel focuses on generating a business context for the cyberdefense capabilities and providing strategic and tactical awareness to the key decision makers. The wide array of issues he pursues include Geopolitical Analysis, Threat Intelligence, Threat Modeling, Security Monitoring, Security Reporting and Analytics, Compliance Monitoring, Cryptography, Signal Processing or System Security.
Chief Data Officer and P&C Chief Actuary
Peili is a multi-lingual (hyper-polyglot) and inter-culturally experienced senior executive in the insurance industry. He is currently the Chief Data Officer of AXA Philippines but also Chief Actuary for their P&C Business, in charge to lead the data driven transformation of the company while leading the actuarial functions.
Prior to that, Peili was Chief Technical Officer / Chief Actuary & Underwriting in AXA Philippines (2016-2017) and AXA Indonesia (2012-2015), with supervision on actuarial & data analytics, product development, underwriting and claims management at different time. He managed various teams with very different profiles: geographically, culturally and functionally.
Peili started his career in France as Life Actuary in Allianz (internships) and AXA, before moving to P&C insurance as reinsurance Actuary. In total, he has a 15 year experience mainly in operational roles across mature and emerging markets, serving both Retail and Corporate customer segments with life and non-life insurance.
Peili was born in China, raised up there before migrating to France at the age of 13 to join his parents. He is a typical economic migrant from grassroots, worked outside school time in his parents' restaurant and McDonald's to support the family. As such, he is a highly adaptable leader with skills and experience on Data Analytics & Visualizations, Financial Modelling, Digital Innovation and People Management.
His accomplishments in the past includes the launch of first reverse mortgage insurance and first index based insurance in France (2008), the set-up of a bancassurance joint-venture in Indonesia (2012-2015) with positive P&L after 3 years, the initiation of an organizational and digital transformation of a half century old claims organization in the Philippines (2016-2017).
Chief Bancassurance Officer
Manulife Financial Asia
Sandeep is the Chief Bancassurance Officer at Manulife Financial Asia. Prior to his current role, Sandeep has over 25 years of banking experience in nine countries. He started his banking career with Citibank and was part of the leadership team that built Shinsei Bank, Japan’s award-winning retail bank.
Sandeep is a keen observer and commentator on financial services and believes that financial services must work harder to improve the customer experience and the service and contribution to the customer and the community.
Sandeep is a Sloan Fellow and has an MBA from MIT [Massachusetts Institute of Technology], Sloan School of Management.
Chief Technology Officer
Ms Tinku Gupta is the Chief Technology Officer and a member of the SGX Executive Management Committee, where she is responsible for the overall planning, development and implementation of the company’s technology-related strategies and initiatives, as well as operations of SGX Technology environment.
Tinku joined SGX in 1996, and over the past 20 years she successfully led Technology, Programme Management and Business functions, implementing trading and clearing platforms while driving operational resilience and innovation programmes. Tinku has also led Market Data and Connectivity business at SGX establishing new business lines like the co-location services and the index business.
Tinku holds a Masters’ degree in Engineering.
Head of Innovation and CIO
Executive Officer, Member of the Board
Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management
IT Country Manager
Schroders Investment Management
Senior Director, Operational Excellence, Hong Kong & GCNA (Greater China and North Asia) Region
Standard Chartered Hong Kong
IBM certified Lean Master, Six Sigma Black Belt Certified from Indian Statistical Institute, Human Centered Design Thinking Practitioner recognized by LUMA Institute, SCB Dynamic Work Design Thinking Facilitator and SCB A3 Coach
15 years of overall experience in Lean Six Sigma Business Process and Strategy Consulting, Program Management (Regional Portfolio), Process Automation, Digital Transformation (STP & API focused), Process Outsourcing, Vendor Engagement & Management, IT Delivery Management, SAP Consulting catering to global clients across Banking, IT, Pharmaceutical & Energy industries
Global experience in working with Clients Business Groups and Operations in UK, Europe, Canada, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Thailand, SE Asia & India
Head, Data Governance
Standard Chartered Bank
Group Chief Executive Officer
BOA International Financial Group
Prior to joining BOA Financial Group, Mr Leung was Chief Information & Operations Officer of China CITIC Bank International since December 2013. As a C-suite executive with a staff size of nearly 600, he managed the Bank’s IT, Operations, Corporate Services, and the FinTech Innovation Center which helped to build the first non-face-to-face remote onboarding and bank account opening App in HK. Concurrently he was a member of the Board as well as Audit Committee and Compliance Committee of CITIC Bank International (China) Ltd.
Earlier on Mr Leung spent 14 years with Bank of America (Asia) which later became China Construction Bank (Asia), reaching the position of Deputy Chief Executive. His banking career also includes Standard Chartered Bank and Dao Heng Bank (now DBS).
Mr Leung graduated from Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1978 and is an Engineering Faculty Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. He received the prestigious Philips Scholarship to pursue Master’s degree study in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, followed by a Graduate Diploma (0.4st honour) in Retail Bank Management from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, USA. Since then he worked in Philips, IBM, Computer Science of Australia and Price Waterhouse, residing in Holland, Sweden, US and Australia before returning to Hong Kong in 1996.
The many public duties Mr Leung has served include President of HK Computer Society, Exco Member and FinTech Committee Chair of HK Institute of Bankers, Adjunct Professor and Information Systems Departmental Advisory Committee Chair of City University, Industry Specialist and Panel Chair of HK Council for Accreditation of Academic and Vocational Qualifications, Chairman of HK Down Syndrome Association, among others. He received a Medal of Honour in 2016 in recognition of his contribution to the society.
Chief Information Security Officer
Patrick Liu has more than 20 years of IT and Security experience including security operation, risk and control and IT audit within top tier financial institutions. As an experience security practitioner, Patrick has been responsible for performing and managing a wide range of security consulting, risk and threat assessment, security training, cyber crisis management planning program. Patrick is currently the CISO of Fusion Bank. He was awarded the Hong Kong Cyber Security Professionals Awards in 2017 in recognition of his commitment in the cyber security field.
Patrick Liu acquired several professional certifications including CISSP, CISSP-ISSAP, CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, CIA and ABCP.
Managing Director, Chief Information Risk Officer APAC
The Bank of New York Mellon
Micky Lo joined BNY Mellon in July 2013 as Chief Technology Risk Officer APAC. He is leading the regional team with the mission to enable business solutions while proactively protecting BNY Mellon from information risks in a balanced control environment. He oversees and govern the implementation of the bank wide information risk roadmap in the region with particular focus on IT regulatory compliance
He has over 30 years of IT experience in Financial Service Industry that spans across a diversified IT management disciplines including regional and location management, IT and security architecture, distributed computing engineering, technology infrastructure operation, outsourcing/in-sourcing management, IT risk management and technology audit.
Before joining BNY Mellon, Micky was the Head of IT Security APAC and Head of Technology Greater China for Deutsche Bank. Micky has held various management positions in IT management, IT Security/Risk management and Audit with JPMorgan and Citibank.
Micky serves as an industry advisor of the Bachelor of Management Science and Information Management Programme of Hang Seng University.
Micky received a Bachelor of Mathematic degree from the University of Waterloo (Canada) and an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from University of Western Ontario (Canada).
Chief Information & Digital Officer
Prudential Assurance Company Singapore
Head of Business Design and Innovation GBM ASP | GBM ASP Chief Data Officer
HSBC Global Banking and Markets
Currently working as Head of Business Design and Innovation in HSBC GBM, developing practical solutions to support business growth and improvement, and also leading the GBM ASP Chief Data Office. The solutions lean on past experiences that have involved Data Management and Strategy, Data Quality, Change Management, MI and Analytics, and Risk Analytics.
I started life working as a musician which fed a lifelong interest in team interactions and dynamics, leadership, and culture.
Chief Advisor, Global Financial Crime Division
Nakao is the Chief Advisor for the Global Financial Crimes Division Financial Crimes Office for Japan, at MUFG Bank. He joined the Bank of Tokyo in 1987 after graduating from the International Christian University. He has been in the AML field since 2009.
He has contributed articles to professional journals and has co-written two books on AML/CFT and Economic Sanctions. He is a frequent speaker at the ACAMS Tokyo Conference and was awarded the ACAMS Al Gillum Volunteer of the Year in 2017.
Executive Officer, Chief Data Officer
Takehiro Nakayama, Executive Officer & Chief Data Officer, has been with MetLife Japan since 2018. He is responsible for driving the data roadmap and prioritization of applying analytics, enforcing data governance, and adoption of strategic data implementation.
Before joining MetLife, he was a Chief Data Officer & Head of Smart Data at AXA Life Insurance. He set up a cross-functional data team that engaged in data platform development, data management, and data analytics. Prior to that, he was a director of Big Data Group at NTT DOCOMO, where he was responsible for the development and operation of its data analytics platform. He was also responsible for deriving business value from one of the largest data repositories in the world. He started his career as a researcher at Fuji Xerox and FX Palo Alto Laboratory, where he developed techniques for web data mining. He also worked on several research projects related to information retrieval, natural language processing, data analytics, and mobile terminal architecture.
Assistant General Manager
Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Company
Masahiro is an Assistant General Manager of International Department, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance (MSI), where he joined in 2000, after more than ten years carrier in Japanese banking sector. Masahiro has been engaged mainly in legal and documentation (including ISDA) for international business (mainly cross border M&As) and financial solutions business, including Alternative Risk Transfer (eg. Weather Derivatives)
Director, AI Innovation
Bank of Singapore
AI Finance Application Research Institute
Yutaka Sakurai is data science and AI expert with a strong background in Financial theory and practice. After more than twenty years' experience of fund manager, trader and quant in Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and Sony Bank, he became a managing director of Research and Pricing Technology Inc. in 2010. He started AI Finance Application Research Institute in 2017. He published a number of books on Finance and AI.
Deputy Chief Technology Officer
State Bank of India
Global Deputy Chief Technology Officer with over 22 years plus of experience in Strategy formation, Short and Long term goals planning, Application development, Implementation, Stakeholder Management, product development and Business management
Leader in transforming digital banking, innovations introducer for customer centric journeys .
Excellent leader with exposure in conceptualizing and architecting very complex and big strategic transformation technical projects and influencing stakeholder views on acceptable investment.
Extensive experience in developing strategy and implementation plans, SOP for overall management, supervision and management of programs across domains and verticals
Extensive consulting experience with stakeholders, demonstrative effective relationship with them.
Shared focus with cross functional teams – business, horizontals, partners
Adept at handling day to day administrative activities in coordination with external and internal departments.
Strong communicator with ability to ensure execution of time bound deliverables.
Head of Fintech & Startup Xchange
Medhy Souidi is the Head of FinTech and the Startup Xchange programme of DBS Hong Kong. Medhy is co-chair of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong’s Blockchain committee, and was named by global FinTech hub LATTICE80 as one of 50 top FinTech influencers, and by Whub as one of the Startup and FinTech influencers.
Prior to joining DBS, Medhy was a Senior Project Manager at Privé Technologies. He has also held senior positions at financial and technology companies and institutions in France, Canada and Hong Kong.
Innovation for Treasury & Markets, Technology & Operations
I am currently leading Innovation for Treasury & Markets at DBS Bank, Technology & Operations group.
Previously, I was head of FinTech & Data at Singapore Exchange Limited (SGX), Technology group. In the area of FinTech, I led SGX's efforts in various proof of concepts involving blockchain and machine learning, represented SGX in several of Singapore's SMART nation initiatives such as project Ubin, and drove the internal innovation program. As for Data, I led the successful transformation of SGX into a data-driven organization by executing the enterprise data strategy so as to extract maximum value from SGX's data assets. I re-architected the data infrastructure to centralize all the business data within a high performance data warehouse. I then managed all the data within the data warehouse to ensure data quality and accuracy for downstream applications and consumers. I also introduced new concepts such as integrated applications, data democracy and distributed sandboxes. Finally, I instituted a data science practice to leverage machine learning, quantitative finance, advanced data analytics and real-time data visualization.
Before transferring to technology, I was head of Data & Analytics at SGX Derivatives business unit where I had supported the growth of SGX’s derivatives business by providing the sales and product managers with data insights to make better informed decisions. I also designed and developed a major application to streamline much of a critical business workflow to improve the productivity and efficiency. I also led SGX’s efforts in areas such as data visualisation, gamification, automation, quantitative finance and research in market microstructure and high frequency trading.
Prior to joining the financial industry, I was an engineer in the virtual reality industry.
Wei-Shen Wong joined Waters Technology in June 2016. She heads the publication's Asia coverage. She covers both the buy side and sell side, overseeing issues related to advancements in technology, new regulations and how firms are managing their data.
Chief Risk Officer
Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore
Philip Woo is the Chief Risk Officer and oversees corporate governance and risk management in Tokio Marine Life Insurance Singapore (TMLS). He has over 26 years of experience in the financial sector, and began his career at MAS before joining the insurance industry. Over the period, he has played leadership roles in Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), Business Continuity & Crisis Management, Outsourcing/Vendor Risk Management and Technology Risk Management (TRM). He currently chairs the Governance, Risk and Compliance Committee (GRCC) at TMLS, and oversees the managing of operational, financial and strategic risks in the company. In addition to risk management, Philip has a wealth of experience in strategic planning, financial technology and payment system matters.
Senior Analyst, Financial Services
Eiichiro Yanagawa is a senior analyst with Celent’s Banking practice and is based in Tokyo.
Eiichiro's research focuses on IT strategy issues in the Japanese and Asian banking and financial industries. His recent research has included core banking systems, ATMs, and anti-money laundering technology, and focused on the technologies driving disruption in three areas: innovation, digital, and legacy and ecosystem transformation. Eiichiro's consulting experience includes development of bank IT strategies, thin client / desktop virtualization to support business continuity, evaluation of data centers for hosting core systems, and vendor selection of AML, risk management, and other technologies.
Eiichiro is widely quoted in the press, including Nikkei, Nikkei BP, ITmedia, The Japan Times, Bloomberg, SNL/ S&P Global, Gtnews, The Trade Asia, Asia Insurance Review, Asia Risk, and Asian Banking & Finance. He is a regular speaker, chairman, and panel moderator at the leading industry events in Japan and Asia.
Prior to joining Celent, Eiichiro was the Chief Manager of the Financial Global Solutions Division and the Regional Bank Financial Solutions Division at NEC Corporation in Tokyo. He was responsible for developing NEC’s core banking system, strategic marketing planning, and consulting on financial institution systems.
Prior to that, Eiichiro was the General Manager of the Financial Services Division at NEC Corporation of America in New York. In this role, he worked on the development of IT strategy and advised clients, mainly Japanese financial institutions, on outsourcing and selection of software packages.
Eiichiro earned his Bachelor of Economics from Shizuoka University and his MBA at Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of Commerce and Management.
Head of IT Audit
Bank of China (Hong Kong)
Head of Technology - Data Ecosystem and Advanced Analytics
Tokyo Financial information & Technology Summit (TFITS) is a leading event in Japan which attracts over 350 high level delegates working in trading technology, infrastructure, market data, reference data from key financial institutions