BankTech Asia 2024: Colombo Series

The BankTech Asia 2024: Sri Lanka Series brings together industry leaders, technology pioneers, and policymakers to navigate the dynamic landscape of financial technology in the island nation. This esteemed platform fosters critical discourse on the latest trends and challenges shaping the future of banking, with a focus on embracing innovation while upholding ethical principles. The conference dives deep into cutting-edge solutions like embedded finance, artificial intelligence-powered risk management, and open banking. Experts will dissect their potential to revolutionize customer experiences, streamline cross-border transactions, and enhance operational efficiency.

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.

Moderator:

Andrew Ariaratnam

Head - Fintech platforms and Innovation, Dialog Axiata

Panelist:

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 - 12.30 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.

Speaker:

Sithambaram Sri Ganendran

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

12.30 pm - 1.00 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.

Moderator:

Shadab Taiyabi

President, Singapore FinTech Association (SFA), Singapore

Panelist:

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 - 2.00 pm

Networking Luncheon and Tour to Exhibition Space

2.00 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.

Moderator:

Rajkumar Kanagasingam

President, Fintech Association of Sri Lanka (FASL)

Panelist:

Roger Norton

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

Nilani Seneviratne

Head of Operations, Sri Lanka and Maldives, HSBC

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.

Moderator:

Aries Setiadi

Executive Director, Asosiasi Fintech Indonesia (AFTECH), Indonesia

Panelists:

Nizath Mustapha

Head of Digital Development and Automation, Amana Bank

Nizath Mustapha

Head of Digital Development and Automation, Amana Bank

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.

Panelist:

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.

Moderator:

Rajkumar Kanagasingam

President, Fintech Association of Sri Lanka (FASL)

Panelist:

Nizath Mustapha

Head of Digital Development and Automation, Amana Bank

Cyril Mohapatra

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

5.00 pm - 6.00 pm

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

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.

Panelist:

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.

Speakers:

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.

Moderator:

Rajkumar Kanagasingam

President, Fintech Association of Sri Lanka (FASL)

Panelist:

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.

Speaker:

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.

Speaker:

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.

Panelist:

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.

Speakers:

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.

Speakers:

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

Some of our Speakers

Dr. P. Nandalal Weerasinghe

Governor, Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Dr. Kenneth De Zilwa

Chairman, LankaPay

Chami Senewiratne

Head, Digital Banking, Seylan Bank PLC

Rajkumar Kanagasingam

President, Fintech Association of Sri Lanka (FASL)

Anil Kumar Reddy

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

Randil Boteju

Chief Digital Officer, Nations Trust Bank PLC

Shadab Taiyabi

President, Singapore FinTech Association (SFA), Singapore

Sumudu Gunawardena

Chief Information Officer, Commercial Bank of Ceylon

Suresh Emmanuel

Chief Information Security Officer, Hatton National Bank PLC

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