DAY ONE: Wednesday 28 October

SESSION 1: Digital Banking Strategy in a Changed Landscape
  • Mobile Banking Trends in ASEAN: Impact and Response
  • Potential and Applications of Distributed Ledger Technology: Project Inthanon
  • Transformation of Myanmar Banking Sector and New Opportunities for Growth
  • The Bigger the Digital, the Bigger the Need for Cyber Security: Dealing with Growing Sophistication in Cyber Risk
  • Capitalising on Cutting-edge Technology – ‘ABCD’ Applications in Banking
  • Bringing Highly Differentiated Experiences to the Filipino Consumer to Bolster Financial Inclusion
SESSION 2: Bank-FinTech Strategy – The Game Changers
  • Industry Coordination for Interoperability: MFIs in Myanmar
  • Fintech and the Bank of the Future: Open Ecosystems and Platformification – Transforming Current Business Models
  • Expanding the Game: Going Beyond Traditional Banking with New Partnerships and Go-to-Market Models
  • Nepal's National Payments Plan
  • Financial Services for Asia Emerging Consumers
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Open Payment Systems – Competition and Inclusion?

DAY TWO: Thursday 29 October

SESSION 3: Financial Inclusion & ‘Bankers of the Villages’
  • Mobile Banking: Facilitating Rural P2P Transfer in Vietnam
  • Last Mile Financial Inclusion: Developing a Village Bank Platform in Laos
  • Digital Payments Initiatives for Efficient Crisis Response in Myanmar
  • “Finteching” Last-Mile Consumers, Migrant Workers and E-commerce for Increased Domestic Uptake
  • The Power of Alternative Data Sets: A Spotlight on SME Lending
SESSION 4: Building Resilience in a New Era of Finance
  • Product and Service Innovation: Experiences of Indonesia’s First Digital Bank
  • Virtual Banking and Customer Onboarding: Creating a Fast and Seamless Onboarding Experience for SME Customers
  • Leveraging Innovative Digital Technology to Make Finance Accessible to SMEs and Micro Entrepreneurs
  • Harnessing Digitalization to Finance a Sustainable Future: The Historic Opportunity to Accelerate and Expand the Transformative Impact of Digitalization in Financing SDGs
  • PANEL DISCUSSION: Capacity Building and Financial Literacy
We are currently working on the agenda . If you have topic suggestions or are interested in speaking at this event, please get in-touch by emailing


  • Dr Sean Turnell, Economic Department, Macquarie University, Special Economic Consultant to the State Counsellor, Government of Myanmar
  • Mr. Steve Haley, Economic Development, Modusbox
  • Gopal Kiran, Director - Financial Services , South East Asia , Deloitte, Malaysia
  • Shazad Shahid, CEO, TPS Worldwide ,Pakistan
  • Arivuvel Ramu, Chief Technology Officer, TONIK Bank
  • Raj Singh, Banking Transformation & Digital Financial Service Expert, Author of 2 Amazon #1 Best Sellers, Former Bank Executive Asia & Africa, CEO , Finova360
  • Hitoshi OKADA, Information and Society Research Division Associate Professor, National Institute of Informatics, Japan
  • Shafique R ibrahim, Chief Digital Information Officer, Al Fardan Group, UAE
  • Bal Krishna Joshi, Independent Director, Nepal Electronic Payment System
  • Simon Zadek, Sherpa, Co-Chairs, UN Secretary General’s Task Force on Digital Financing of the SDGs, UNDP, The Netherlands
  • Adama Diallo, Head of Partnerships, Next Billion Users EMEA, Google
  • Hemant Gala, VP Payments and Financial Services, PhonePe
  • Pwint Htun, President & Founder, Mobilizing Myanmar
  • Genevieve Heng, Director and Co-founder of Anthem Asia & founding member Myanmar Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (MPE&VCA)
  • Svetlana Zens, Senior Programme Associate Digital Rights, Myanmar Centre for Responsible Business (MCRB)
  • Jia He, Project Manager, International Advisory Services, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, Germany
  • Brad Jones, CEO, WAVE Money, Myanmar
  • Tim Scheffmann, Managing Director, LTS Ventures, Laos
  • Jaypee Soliman, Vice President Head - SME Platforms, Union Bank of the Philippines
  • Deepak Sharma, President & Chief Digital Officer, Kotak Mahindra Bank, India
  • Khine Tharaphe Din, Head Operational Transformation, Yoma Bank, Myanmar
  • Shadul Narang, Business Development Manager, Asia & Africa, Fern Software


  • Tim Scheffmann, CEO, Scheffmann Ltd
  • Asst Prof Hitoshi Okada, Director, National Institute of Informatics
  • Herston Powers, VP Business Development, tryb Group
  • Buncha Manoonkunchai, Senior Director of Financial Technology Department, Bank of Thailand
  • Prasoon Sinha, CFO, Wave Money
  • Edwin Vanderbruggen, Senior Partner, VDB Loi
  • Jeremy Ng, Senior Marketing Manager, Financial, Entrust Datacard
  • Shafique Dawood, Head of Enterprise Sales and Business Development, SEA, ThreatMetrix
  • Win Lwin, Managing Director, International Banking Division Kanbawza Bank
  • Nyi Nyein Aye, Head of Finance & Administration, Thitsaworks
  • Azeem Azimuddin, CFO & Advisor to Chairman, AYA Bank
  • Thaung Han, Chief Executive Officer, Myanmar Citizens Bank
  • Steve Haley, Digital Financial Services Consultant, , United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
  • Mark Flaming, Chief Digital Officer, Yoma Bank
  • Aung Min, Chief Information Officer (CIO), First Private Bank
  • Christopher Loh, CEO, United Amara Bank
  • Sally Low, Head of Human Resource Dept, United Amara Bank
  • Sothearoath Oeur, Chief Executive Officer, Credit Bureau Cambodia
  • Andreas Ruepp, , Program Manager SME Finance and Capacity Development, GIZ
  • Raphael Goue, GM, Euracific Strategies
  • Alex Malik, Co-Founder/Director, PayPoint Technologies
  • Jerry Oon, Marketing Director, Fiii Marketing Sdn Bhd
  • Silja Bellinger, Project Manager,Frankfurt School of Finance & Management
  • Aung Aung, Board Director, Myanmar Citizens Bank
  • U Thant Zin, Director, Financial Regulatory Department, Ministry of Planning and Finance, Myanmar
  • Bhuvanesh Shukla, CTO, Asia Green Development Bank
  • Santhosh Nellayappan, Creator and Chief Innovation Officer, Audit 360
  • Luke Morrish, Regional Sales Director, CredoLab
  • Mark Birnbaum, Team Leader, The DaNa Facility
  • Peter Brimble, Senior Technical Adviser, The DaNa Facility
  • Nam Soon Liew, Managing Partner ASEAN, Ernst & Young
  • Armin Hofmann, Head of Programme Financial Sector Development in Myanmar, GIZ
  • Chelsea Phua, Partner and Head of Technology & FinTech, Klareco Communications
  • Bal Joshi, CEO, Machnet Technologies, Nepal
  • Ralph Liu, President & CEO, Mulechain & Turbochain, USA
  • Bo Bo Wai Maung, Managing Director, Myanmar Tourism Bank
  • Tan Bin Ru, CEO, OneConnect Financial Technology (Ping An Group)
  • Jes Kaliebe Petersen, CEO, Phandeeyar
  • Than Sein, Director of ICT, United Amara Bank
  • Maxim Kobzev, Counsel, VDB Loi
  • Brad Jones, CEO, Wave Money
  • Jason Loughnane, Head of Digital Credit, Yoma Bank

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