BankTech Asia 2024: Manila Series

The BankTech Asia 2024 Conference: Manila 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. Fostering partnerships between banks, FinTech startups, and non-governmental organizations is crucial for unlocking the potential of innovative technologies and ensuring inclusive access to financial services. The conference provides a platform for stakeholders to share best practices, explore open-source platforms, and identify synergies for scaling sustainable solutions that benefit both the industry and the wider community. This gathering represents a unique opportunity to address the challenges and embrace the opportunities presented by digital transformation in the financial sector. With its focus on cutting-edge technologies, responsible innovation, and collaborative partnerships, the BankTech Asia 2024 Conference: Manila Series is poised to be a catalyst for charting a transformative path for the nation’s financial future.

9.00 am - 10.00 am

Registration of BankTech Asia 2024: Manila Series

10.00 am - 10.20 am

Banking on Humanity: Rethinking Tech for Well-being and a Financially Inclusive Future

Embark on a critical exploration of technology’s transformative potential for prioritizing human well being and fostering financial inclusion in the future. Delve into innovative solutions that address social and environmental challenges, empower underserved communities, and contribute to the construction of a more equitable financial ecosystem.

10.20 am - 10.30 am

Opening Remarks

Selva Nagappan

Organising Chairperson, BankTech Asia 2024 - Manila Series

10.30 am - 10.50 am

Keynote Address: Revolutionizing Finance: Inside the Evolving Philippines BankTech

From groundbreaking innovations to regulatory mazes, this panel pulls back the curtain on the dynamic BankTech scene. Hear from industry leaders, disruptors, and visionaries as they dissect the forces shaping the future of finance and unveil actionable insights for navigating this ever-evolving landscape.

10.50 am - 11.10 am

The Future of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs) Beyond Blockchain

Delve into the significance of central banks exploring CBDCs without relying on blockchain technology. Discussion on the potential benefits and drawbacks of alternative technological approaches for CBDC implementation. Experts could discuss if this approach could be a model for other Southeast Asia countries and the potential challenges and opportunities it presents.

11.10 am - 11.30 am

Morning Refreshments

11.30 am - 12.00 pm

Transforming Compliance for a Digital Future: The Paradigm Shift Driven by RegTech

Uncover the intricate narrative of RegTech’s evolution and its influence on the trajectory of banking compliance. Join in the discussion as experts unveil how groundbreaking solutions
are revolutionizing the regulatory framework for financial institutions.

12.00 pm - 12.40 pm

From Hype to Reality: Building a Resilient BankTech Ecosystem with LLMs & Gen AI

Tackle the tangible steps needed to transform the promises of LLMs and Gen AI into a thriving reality. Discover the cutting-edge fusion of these technologies and discover how they can empower a resilient future for financial institutions.

12.40 pm - 1.10 pm

Securing the Financial Ecosystem: Leveraging Blockchain for Tamper-Proof Transactions and Improved Resilience

Investigate the true potential of blockchain technology for enhancing banktech security. Explore how distributed ledgers can create immutable audit trails, secure transactions, and improve trust within the financial ecosystem.

1.10 pm - 2.30 pm

Networking Luncheon and Tour to Exhibition Space

2.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Beyond Automation: Unleashing the Power of AI for Personalized and Engaging Customer Journeys

Gain valuable insights as industry leaders showcase the transformative potential of AI for personalized financial experiences. Witness how AI is driving customer engagement, building loyalty, and reshaping the future of banking.

3.00 pm - 3.30 pm

Redefining BankTech with the Power of Quantum Computing

Explore the power of quantum computing and its profound implications for the future of banking technology. From supercharged data processing to unprecedented levels of security, discover how quantum computing is set to revolutionize traditional banking paradigms.

3.30 pm 4.00 pm

The Power of Embedded Finance: Transforming Banking in the Digital Age of Connected Ecosystems

Navigate the cutting edge of embedded finance, a disruptive innovation seamlessly integrating financial services into non-financial platforms. Explore the strategic advantages of embedding banking functionalities within everyday experiences, driving growth and innovation within the financial sector.

4.00 pm - 4.30 pm

Collaboration or Competition? The Fintech-Banking Nexus

Analyze the evolving dynamics between fintech disruptors and established banks, examining the potential for co-creation and head-to-head competition as catalysts for a more innovative financial ecosystem.

4.30 pm - 5.30 pm

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

8.30 am - 9.30 am

Registration of BankTech Asia 2024: Manila Series

9.30 am - 10.00 am

Optimizing Security and Agility: Striking the Balance Between Cloud Adoption and Data Governance

Navigate the evolving landscape of cloud-based banking, where promising opportunities and significant challenges converge. Explore the crucial balance between cutting-edge innovation and data protection. Acquire valuable knowledge on how financial institutions can confidently harness the cloud’s potential while ensuring secure operations.

10.00 am - 10.30 am

Beyond Banking: Exploring the Potential of BaaS in the Digital Frontier

Learn the transformative potential and extensive implications of BaaS on the conventional banking paradigm. From promoting financial inclusivity to facilitating seamless digital experiences, explore the innovative possibilities when banking services transform into a versatile platform.

10.30 am - 11.00 am

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.

11.00 am - 11.30 am

Morning Refreshments

11.30 am - 12.00 pm

Bridging Borders: Unlocking Seamless Global Finance with API and Open Banking

Witness the power of API integration and Open Banking as they usher in a new era of interconnected financial ecosystems. Explore how these disruptive forces drive operational efficiency and unlock a universe of innovative possibilities within the global banking landscape.

12.00 pm - 12.40 pm

Bridging the Digital Divide: Challenges and Solutions for Rural Banks in the Philippines

Hear out as subject experts discuss the specific challenges of digital transformation in rural areas. They will also explore solutions like building infrastructure, promoting financial literacy, and developing user-friendly digital banking platforms.

12.40 pm - 2.00 pm

Networking Luncheon

2.00 pm - 2.30 pm

Elevating Efficiency: The Synergy of Automation and Machine Learning in BankTech

Discover the convergence of Automation and Machine Learning (ML) and the collaborative influence on transforming conventional banking procedures. Explore the compelling synergy that arises when automation and ML become pivotal drivers in the financial sector.

2.30 pm - 3.00 pm

Frictionless Finance: Integrating Crypto Payments into Existing Banking Infrastructure

Explore the seamless amalgamation of cryptocurrency payments within established banking systems. Gain valuable insights into the development of a financial ecosystem where crypto payments seamlessly coexist with traditional banking, fostering a frictionless and interconnected landscape for the future.

3.00 pm - 3.30 pm

Reactive to Proactive: AI for Predictive Risk Management and Optimized Banking Operations

Dissect the potential of AI for a more resilient and profitable banking future. Move beyond the limitations of reactive, post-event risk management and explore how AI can empower proactive, predictive solutions for smarter banking operations.

3.30 pm - 4.00 pm

Green FinTech: Nurturing Sustainable Banking Practices in the Digital Age

Examine the ESG considerations within the banking landscape, exploring how FinTech innovations can foster and accelerate sustainable banking practices. Uncover how technology and sustainability is reshaping the landscape of banking for a greener future.

4.00 pm - 5.00 pm

Evening Refreshment and End of BankTech Asia 2024: Manila Series

Some of Our Past 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)

Sumudu Gunawardena

Chief Information Officer, Commercial Bank of Ceylon

Randil Boteju

Chief Digital Officer, Nations Trust Bank PLC

Aries Setiadi

Executive Director, Asosiasi Fintech Indonesia (AFTECH), Indonesia

Shadab Taiyabi

President, Singapore FinTech Association (SFA), Singapore

Suresh Emmanuel

Chief Information Security Officer, Hatton National Bank PLC

Damitha Silva

Head of Product Life Cycle Management, National Development Bank PLC

Dushyantha Dassanayake

Assistant General Manager Information Technology Systems, Sampath Bank

Manisha Wimalasuriya

Additional Director, Payments and Settlements Department Central Bank of Sri Lanka

Manual Ekanayake

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

Mathew Joseph

Director, Head of CIMB AI Labs, CIMB, India

Nizath Mustapha

Head of Digital Development and Automation, Amana Bank

Roger Norton

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

Sandun Hapugoda

Country Manager - Sri Lanka and Maldives, Mastercard

Sithambaram Sri Ganendra

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

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