Day 2

8.30 am - 9.30 am

Registration of BankTech Asia 2024: Colombo Series

9.30 am - 10.15 am

Customers First: The Importance of Customer-Centric Approaches in Developing Digital Banking Solutions

Discover how prioritizing user experience and understanding customer needs are vital to crafting innovative, user-friendly platforms that resonate, engage, and ultimately, fuel business success.


Damitha Silva

Head of Product Life Cycle Management, National Development Bank PLC

Cyril Mohapatra

Senior Vice President and Head of Digital - SDG, IndusInd Bank, India

Ravi Kappagantu

Executive Director, Global Technology, JPMorgan Chase, India

10.15 am - 11.00 am

Empowering Fintech: A Spotlight on Central Bank of Sri Lanka’s Regulatory Sandbox

Uncover successes, lessons learned, and how the Regulatory Sandbox empowers Fintech, fosters collaboration, and drives innovation. Gain insights into their vision, regulatory considerations, and commitment to sustainable Fintech growth in Sri Lanka.

11.00 am - 11.30 am

Morning Refreshments and Tour to Exhibition Space

11.30 am - 12.15 pm

From Data Silos to Seamless Integration: AI-driven Data Fusion and Interoperability

Gain insights on how Generative AI can bridge the gap between disparate data sources within legacy systems, enabling seamless data integration and analysis. Explore how AI can create synthetic data to fill gaps and improve the quality of existing data sets.


Shanaka De Silva

Principal/Partner, Ernst and Young

Randil Boteju

Chief Digital Officer, Nations Trust Bank PLC

12.15 pm - 1.00 pm

Digital Foundations: Building the Infrastructure for Seamless Cross-Border Banking

Explore the importance of secure and reliable digital infrastructure, including cross-border data sharing protocols and robust cybersecurity measures. Learn the potential of cloud-based solutions and distributed ledger technology (DLT) for streamlining cross-border transactions and identity verification.


Rajkumar Kanagasingam

President, Fintech Association of Sri Lanka (FASL)


Pramith De Zoysa

Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), National Savings Bank

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm

Networking Luncheon and Tour to Exhibition Space

2.00 pm - 2.30 pm

Predicting Frauds: Machine Learning (ML) Driven Fraud Forecasting and Risk Mitigation

Examine how ML models analyze historical data and user behavior to predict potential fraud incidents and proactively implement preventative measures. Gain insights as experts discuss the advanced risk scoring systems and adaptive security protocols powered by ML.


Mathew Joseph

Director, Head of CIMB AI Labs, CIMB, India

2.30 pm - 3.00 pm

AI-Powered Speech & Conversational Interfaces: Transforming the Banking Customer Experience

Discover the potential of AI powered speech and conversational interfaces to improve customer interactions and engagement in banking. Gain insights on real-world applications, challenges, and future directions in this rapidly evolving field.


Ravi Kappagantu

Executive Director, Global Technology, JPMorgan Chase, India

3.00 pm - 3.30 pm

Reimagining Digital Payments: Crafting the Blueprint for a Flourishing Marketplace

Embark on a journey into the transformative realm of digital payments. Witness experts dissect the blueprint for reimagining payment ecosystems, shaping the future of transactions, customer experiences, and the very dynamics of the financial landscape.


Sandun Hapugoda

Country Manager - Sri Lanka and Maldives, Mastercard

Randil Boteju

Chief Digital Officer, Nations Trust Bank PLC

3.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Unlocking Innovation, Protecting Assets: Balancing Cloud with Data Privacy in the Digital Age

Explore the dynamic landscape of banking in the cloud, where opportunities and challenges collide. Discover customized strategies, and the intersection between innovation and robust data privacy. Gain invaluable insights into how banks can ride the cloud wave securely.


Suresh Emmanuel

Chief Information Security Officer, Hatton National Bank PLC

Anil Kumar Reddy

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

4.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Beyond Borders: The Impact of Technology on Global Banking and Cross-border Transactions

Join in the conversation as experts unveil the transformative effects of technology on international finance and cross-border transactions. Engage in discussions about the digital frontiers, navigate emerging challenges, and discover innovative solutions shaping the future of global financial flows.


Lakshitha Jayaweera

Vice President Information Technology, Citi

Shadab Taiyabi

President, Singapore FinTech Association (SFA), Singapore

4.30 pm - 5.30 pm

Evening Refreshment and End of BankTech Asia 2024: Colombo Series