9.00 am - 10.00 am

Registration of BankTech Asia 2024: Colombo Series

10.00 am - 10.10 am

Opening Remarks

Selva Nagappan

Organising Chairperson, BankTech Asia 2024 - Colombo Series

10.10 am - 10.30 am

Keynote Address: Navigating the Digital Transformation within Sri Lanka’s Banking Landscape

Analyze Sri Lanka’s banking evolution, where innovation meets resilience in the face of the digital tide. Dissect the multifaceted journey of banks in Sri Lanka as they navigate the challenges and opportunities presented by the digital era and roadmap to success.

Keynote Speaker:

Dr. P. Nandalal Weerasinghe

Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka

10.30 am - 11.15 am

Embedded Finance: The Catalyst for Banking Evolution in a Connected World

Discover the transformative power of embedded finance, a paradigm-shifting motion that fuses financial services seamlessly into non-financial platforms. Explore how embedding banking functionalities within everyday experiences is reshaping the landscape of financial services.


Andrew Ariaratnam

Head - Fintech platforms and Innovation, Dialog Axiata


Sumudu Gunawardena

Chief Information Officer, Commercial Bank of Ceylon

Dr. Kenneth De Zilwa

Chairman, LankaPay

Avanthi Colombage

Country Manager, VISA

11.15 am - 11.45 am

Morning Refreshments and Tour to Exhibition Space

11.45 am - 12.15 pm

Beyond Automation: Harnessing AI for Risk Management and Intelligent Banking

Witness the revolutionizing power of AI in banking. Explore how predictive analytics, AI-powered fraud detection, and more are transforming risk assessment and decision making.


Shadab Taiyabi

President, Singapore FinTech Association (SFA), Singapore

Sithambaram Sri Ganendran

Senior Vice President Operations and Chief Information Security Officer, Union Bank of Colombo

12.15 am - 12.35 pm

Revolutionizing Digital Lending: Leveraging Data to Drive Growth and Mitigate Risk 

Witness how digital lending, powered by AI and data, is transforming access to capital. Explore how lenders leverage data to streamline processes, assess risk effectively, and reach new borrowers. This data-driven approach unlocks faster approvals, personalized services, and operational efficiency. Join us to discover how data analytics is crucial for sustainable growth and responsible risk management in the evolving digital lending landscape.


Naveen Kotalla

Head of Business, Analytics Division, CARE Analytics & Advisory Private Limited

12.35 pm - 1.05 pm

API Integration and Open Banking: Enabling Seamless Cross-Border Connectivity

Learn the role API integration and Open Banking play in fostering a new era of interconnected financial ecosystems, driving efficiency, and unlocking innovative possibilities in the global banking sector.


Shadab Taiyabi

President, Singapore FinTech Association (SFA), Singapore


Manula Ekanayake

Assistant Vice President/ Head of Payments and Cash Management, DFCC Bank

Dushyantha Dassanayake

Assistant General Manager Information Technology Systems, Sampath Bank

1.00 pm - 2.15 pm

Networking Luncheon and Tour to Exhibition Space

2.15 pm - 2.45 pm

Tech-Driven Transformation: Navigating the Evolving Landscape of Trade Finance

Explore how cutting-edge technologies are reshaping trade finance. Uncover the potential of emerging technologies to drive efficiency, transparency, and security. Discover how financial institutions are adapting to stay ahead of the curve and thrive in this era of rapid innovation.


Rajkumar Kanagasingam

President, Fintech Association of Sri Lanka (FASL)


Roger Norton

Executive Director - Country Head of Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered Bank

Eranda Weerakoon

Chief Manager - Corporate and Institutional Banking

2.45 pm - 3.30 pm

The Ethical Imperative: Designing Technology for Well-Being and Financial Inclusion

Address the potential risks associated with AI and data usage in banktech, such as algorithmic bias and financial exclusion. Witness as experts discuss the importance of data privacy, security, and responsible innovation in developing human-centered technology solutions.


Aries Setiadi

Executive Director, Asosiasi Fintech Indonesia (AFTECH), Indonesia


Nizath Mustapha

Head of Digital Development and Automation, Amana Bank

Vipin Kashiram Surelia

Head – Risk Services, India and South Asia, VISA, India

3.30 pm - 4.15 pm

Unveiling the AI Advantage: Redefining Customer Experience

Gain insights as industry leaders unlock the secrets of AI in personalized financial interactions. Witness how AI-powered chatbots and predictive analytics are reshaping customer engagement and building loyalty in the new era of banking.


Andrew Ariaratnam

Head - FinTech platforms and Innovation, Dialog Axiata


Chami Senewiratne

Head, Digital Banking, Seylan Bank PLC

Anil Kumar Reddy

Head IT Solution Delivery - Digital Lending Technologies, FinTech Initiatives, Digital Collections and Wealthy Management Applications, Ujjivan Small Finance Bank, India

Mathew Joseph

Head of CIMB AI Labs, CIMB, India

4.15 pm - 5.00 pm

The Future of Sustainable Banktech: Collaboration and Open Innovation for Transformative Impact

Discover the importance of collaboration between banks, FinTech companies, technology providers, and NGOs to develop and scale innovative sustainable banking solutions. Dissect open-source platforms and shared data ecosystems that can accelerate the adoption of sustainable technology solutions in the financial sector.


Rajkumar Kanagasingam

President, Fintech Association of Sri Lanka (FASL)


Nizath Mustapha

Head of Digital Development and Automation, Amana Bank

Hithesh Fernando

Chairman - Open Banking Sub Committee, FinTech Association of Sri Lanka (FASL)

5.00 pm - 6.00 pm

Evening Refreshment and End of Day One BankTech Asia 2024: Colombo Series