The Future of Finance: How FinTech Initiatives Are Driving Innovation in Financial Services
Presented by SGInnovate and NUS-SSI
The financial sector has been making bold bets on the digital revolution. For this event, we bring together the brightest and best fintech professionals from universities and the industry for an afternoon of thoughtful discussions, knowledge sharing, and networking. This session will cover both technical updates and market trends. Come join us and stay ahead of the competition!
Date: 26 February 2019, Tuesday
Time: 4:00pm – 6:30pm
Venue: 32 Carpenter Street, Singapore 059911
- Kasia Miaskiewicz, Director, UBS EVOLVE - Centre for Design Thinking & Innovation
- Prof Ooi Beng Chin, Chair Professor, Department of Computer Science, School of Computing, National University of Singapore
- Kath Watson, Head of Transformation and Customer Care, AXA
- Victor Tan, Deputy Director of Venture Investing, SGInnovate
4:00pm – 4:30pm: Registration
4:30pm – 4:50pm: Keynote Presentation by Prof Ooi Beng Chin, Chair Professor, Department of Computer Science, School of Computing, National University of Singapore
4:50pm – 6:00pm: Panel Discussion and Q&A
6:00pm – 6:30pm: Networking
Kasia Miaskiewicz, Director, UBS EVOLVE - Centre for Design Thinking & Innovation
Passionate about applying design thinking to help organisations innovate, Kasia spent the last 10 years in strategy and innovation roles across Europe, India and Asia Pacific, seven of them with Accenture Strategy. In her current role at UBS, Kasia manages a portfolio of innovation projects, most of them focused on improving the wealth management user experience. In her spare time, Kasia actively contributes to promoting the innovation community with German Accelerator and PLUGin – Polish Tech Link, and destresses with tennis and Muay Thai (kickboxing).
Prof Ooi Beng Chin, Chair Professor, Department of Computer Science, School of Computing, National University of Singapore
Beng Chin is a Distinguished Professor of Computer Science, NGS faculty member and Director of Smart Systems Institute ([email protected]) at the National University of Singapore (NUS), an adjunct Chang Jiang Professor at Zhejiang University, China, and the director of NUS AI Innovation and Commercialization Centre at Suzhou, China. He obtained his BSc (1st Class Honours) and PhD from Monash University, Australia, in 1985 and 1989 respectively.
Beng Chin's research interests include database systems, distributed and blockchain systems, machine learning and large-scale analytics, in the aspects of system architectures, performance issues, security, accuracy and correctness. He works closely with the industry (eg. NUHS, Jurong Health, Tan Tok Seng Hospital, Singapore General Hospital, KK Hospital on healthcare analytics and prediabetes prevention), and exploits IT for disruption and innovation in various application domains, such as healthcare, finance and smart citities. He is a co-founder of yzBigData (2012) for Big Data Management and analytics, and Shentilium Technologies (2016) for AI and data-driven financial data analytics, Hangzhou MZH Technologies for Healthcare, and MediLot Technologies (2018) for blockchain based healthcare data management and analytics. He also serves as an advisor of a RegTech company, Cynopsis Solutions and its blockchain KYC traceto.io ICO, Huobi for its Huobi Chain, and as a non-executive and independent director of ComfortDelgro and a member of Hangzhou Government AI Development Committee (AI TOP 30).
Kath Watson, Head of Transformation and Customer Care, AXA
Kath has worked in the insurance industry for the past 14 years, with the majority of her career in the UK. She has held multiple positions within AXA across Distribution, IT and Operations, and is now responsible for driving and embedding superior customer satisfaction within AXA Singapore.
Victor Tan, Deputy Director of Venture Investing, SGInnovate
Victor Tan is currently part of SGInnovate’s Venture Investing team in Singapore, and concurrently manages investments and operations in North America. SGInnovate is focused on enabling entrepreneurs in Singapore to build start-ups with a strong emphasis on science and deep technology. As a private organization owned by the Singapore Government, they bring together partners from the private sector, institutes of higher learning, and research organizations as part of Singapore's broader ecosystem of innovation.