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The ASEAN Fintech Forum is a virtual conference presented by Tech in Asia in collaboration with Amazon Web Services.

The goal of the conference is to give fintech leaders the edge in building and scaling successful businesses in ASEAN. We’ve brought together fintech thought leaders and technical experts from the region and together, we’ve curated some of the most pressing and important topics across business and tech that will greatly benefit your fintech business.

It doesn’t matter what fintech field you specialize in, we’ve got you. Look forward to productive conversations across a range of topics from the hottest fintech movements, financial inclusion, regulatory trends and compliance, AI/ML in fintech, blockchain, and more.

  • Hear from thought leaders across different fields and learn how to build and scale your fintech startup. 

  • Maximize your takeaways through formats such as panel sessions, fireside chats, and case study presentations. 

  • Gain holistic knowledge across business and technology from our blended content tracks.

  • Network virtually with your industry peers and foster new collaborations.

Managers, senior leaders, and decision-makers from fintech across ASEAN.

Business Track

For business and technology leaders from the fintech ecosystem (founders, CxOs, VPs, Product leads, Sales and Marketing leads, or equivalent)

Technical Track

For chief technology officers, lead engineers, developers, data scientists or equivalent from fintechs

11:05 – 11:50
Business Track (Panel)
State of the Union
Join leading fintech experts as they discuss the most innovative trends that are driving forward ASEAN’s explosive fintech industry. From new tech, to business models, to partnerships, to investors, our panel of experts will share up and coming trends and forces that they’re keeping an eye on.
  • Melissa C Guzy – Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures
  • Sam Allen – CEO, Hyphen Group
  • Digbijoy “Digi” Shukla – Startup Ecosystem Lead ASEAN, Amazon Web Services  (Moderator)
11:50 – 12:25
Business Track (Panel)
Game-changing Fintech Partnerships
By nature, fintech is a complex industry with many players, layers, and nodes to make our financial systems work. As new tech startups increasingly come onto the scene, powerful partnerships are being forged to reinvent how financial services are being delivered and used by customers. Hear from Wise and Aspire, two leading fintech companies, as to how they’ve partnered up to facilitate seamless transfers for small businesses.
  • Samarth Bansal – APAC Business Development Lead, Wise
  • Andrea Baronchelli – CEO & Co-founder, Aspire
  • Lillian So – Fintech Lead, Amazon Web Services  (Moderator)
12:25 – 13:10
Business Track (Lightning Talks)
Financial Inclusion
Hear from leading fintech startups as they share how they are innovating to keep financial inclusion at the forefront of their mission and how they build financially inclusive products and companies.
13:10 – 13:45
Business Track (Panel)
The State of Crypto in 2021
Join in industry experts as they share insights about the current state of Crypto. In depth conversation about the rise of decentralized finance, Defi vs Fintech, Onchain metrics and more.
  • Andrew Vranjes – Head of Startup Ecosystem, ASEAN, Amazon Web Services  (Moderator)
15:05 – 15:40
Business Track (Keynote)
The Transformative Power of Fintech platforms

As the Asian Fintech scene continues to grow and evolve, we see new players being born across a range of verticals – from Payments to Investments and SME banking. In this session, we will explore which segments will be most impactful, how to accelerate growth, and what can early-stage startups do to succeed in their Fintech aspirations.

13:45 – 14:20
Business Track (Panel)
Why Security and Compliance Matters
Join experts from Amazon Web Services and leading fintech companies in this panel discussion. They will share best practices to help you achieve your security and compliance requirements in the cloud in line with the Southeast Asia fintech compliance landscape.
  • Simon Huang MinghuiIndustry Analyst, Tech in Asia  (Moderator)
14:20 – 15:05
Technical Track (Lightning Talks)
Scaling the Tech behind Fintech
Hear from leading fintech startups as they share how they’ve built their tech stack to grow and scale with increasing business demands, and which technology has enabled their growth.
15:40 – 16:25
Technical Track (Lightning Talks)
AIML Applications in Fintech

Fintechs are increasingly using Artificial intelligence and Machine learning (AI/ML) technologies to change the face of financial services. Join us in this session to learn about the key use cases for which fintech startups can leverage the power of AI/ML: fraud detection, identity verification, document processing, personalized recommendations, identity verification, and much more. Based on real-life examples, understand best practices, new product launches, and hacks to build a cost-effective and scalable AI/ML solution.

16:25 – 17:00

Technical Track (Fireside Chat)
Power your market expansion with containers
Join in to hear from Stashaway’s CTO & Co-founder, Nino Ulsamer, and AWS Container guru Erik Orrgarde, talk about how Stashaway used containers on AWS to grow across four markets (and counting!). They will share key considerations, best practices and how their partnership with AWS helped them scale their business and platform.
  • Erik OrrgardeASEAN BDM, Container Services, Amazon Web Services  (Moderator)
More sessions will be announced soon!
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Rohit Mulani

Founder & CEO, Gotrade

Melissa C Guzy

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Arbor Ventures

Nino Ulsamer
Co-Founder & CTO, StashAway
Ivan Choo
VP, Engineering, Horangi
Shakthi Priya Kathirvelu
Head of Information Security, Funding Societies | Modalku
Ned Lowe
Chief Technology Officer, Singlife
Bobby Ong
Co-founder & COO, CoinGecko
Victor Liew
Andrea Baronchelli
CEO & Co-founder, Aspire
Alex Svanevik
CEO & Co-Founder, Nansen
Sparky “Spark” Perreras
Co-founder & CEO, PearlPay
Greg Krasnov
Founder and CEO, Tonik
Samarth Bansal
APAC Business Development Lead, Wise
Sam Allen
CEO, Hyphen Group
Parag Singhal
Founder, FinGenesis
Jitendra Singh Jaitawat
CTO, Helicap
Nauman Nazim Mustafa
Joel Yarbrough

MD of Rapyd Ventures, VP of Asia, Rapyd

Christian Fischer

Head of Technology, ADDX (previously iSTOX)

Simon Huang Minghui
Industry Analyst, Tech in Asia
Alejandra Artiguez
Security Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
My Nguyen

Startup Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services

Lillian So
Fintech Lead, Amazon Web Services
Digbijoy “Digi” Shukla
Startup Ecosystem Lead ASEAN, Amazon Web Services
Andrew Vranjes
Head of Startup Ecosystem, ASEAN, Amazon Web Services
Erik Orrgarde
ASEAN BDM, Container Services, Amazon Web Services
More speakers will be announced soon!
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