Top 10 Fintech Webinars to Attend if You are in Asiaby Fintech News Singapore April 22, 2020
With half of the world’s population under lockdown and governments around the world urging people to limit contact, some of the world’s biggest fintech events and conferences are being postponed or moved online.
At the same time, an increasing number of webinars and online meetups are being hosted to keep industry participants engaged and provide networking opportunities in these dire times.
For those stuck at home but who nevertheless want to keep up with the rapidly changing fintech landscape, we’ve compiled a list of the top fintech webinars to attend if you are located in an Asian time zone.
Cyber Security Threat Landscape for Fintechs and Financial Institutions
Nov 18, 2020, 10:00 SGT
Cyber security is a growing headache for any knowledge intensive business including fintech, PE, hedge funds and other financial institutions (FIs). Such firms are faced with compliance obligations to protect their high value sensitive data as regulated by the Monetary Authority of Singapore; however, they also have low cyber security budgets and limited IT staff. In 2020, ransomware and email compromise are among some of the top cyber threats businesses commonly face. These attacks often rely on human weakness, and COVID-19 is a perfect opportunity for fraudsters to act.
Join this discussion-based event to ask us anything about cyber and listen to war stories from experienced practitioners who assist companies daily with prioritizing valuable resources. Our experts will explain where things went wrong and what the threat landscape for the fintech industry may look like under the current COVID-19 situation and beyond.
- Paul Jackson, Managing Director and Asia Pacific Leader, Cyber Risk
- Louisa Vogelenzang, Associate Managing Director, Identity Theft and Breach Notification
- David Klopp, Associate Managing Director, Cyber Risk
- Richard Davies, Associate Managing Director, Cyber Risk
Register here: https://bit.ly/32fjJ5N
Open Innovation Day 2020
Sept 16, 2020, 16:00 SGT
Open Innovation Day is an online interactive event for C-level leaders in banking and wealth management, addressing technology and digital strategy hot topics for 2020.
CREALOGIX will present new research into the crucial role of Innovation in strengthening established financial brands, inviting attendees to share their own views and visions of what digital success looks like in the decade ahead.
Join CREALOGIX’s CEO and over 200 senior banking and wealth leaders on Wednesday 16th September 2020, 10 am – 12 pm CET for a live discussion on top trends in banking innovation – including:
- Conversational banking
- Open banking and the API economy
- Personal finance optimisation
- Taking advantage of the fintech ecosystem
Registration now open – save your spot today!
Hong Kong Virtual Banking Webinar
Aug 25, 2020 11:00 HKT
This is especially true in the South East Asian region with Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines and Malaysia each at different stages of creating regulation for virtual banks.
With several of the virtual banks having already launched in Hong Kong, what happens in this market will likely set the tone for virtual banks for the rest of the region.
Join us for this webinar to understand the Hong Kong virtual banking landscape and how it will impact other Asian markets.
Reimagining Customer Experience of FinTech
Aug 20, 2020, 15:00 HKT
Customers expect seamless, intuitive, and personalized interactions when it comes to managing their money. It’s the overall exchange that counts, and that exchange needs to work for all players involved—customers and service providers—across every channel and step of the journey.
Financial services companies of all kinds are using programmable communications to build outstanding customer journeys that drive loyalty and customers experiences.
Due to COVID-19, people are spending more time online to have the services.
Joining Vonage how they accelerate your business and protect both companies and customers
- Programmable digital communications optimize the customers experiences along the whole journey
- SMS, Voice, Video, Social Media – Multi-channel touch points with your customers
- Anti-fraud of the fake users to protect FinTech companies and reduce the operation cost
- 2FA(2-Factor-Authentication) secures every customer’s transaction and make your companies trusted
Register here: https://bit.ly/2WFTuCK
Fintech Fireside Asia Ep #1: A Look Behind AMTD’s Regional Ambitions
July 20, 2020, 11:00 SGT
This is the first episode of Fintech Fireside Asia where we sit down for a chat with the top fintech personalities around Asia.
For this episode, we’re joined by Calvin Choi, Chairman AMTD Group.
The name AMTD is plastered across headlines recently from launching Airstar Bank one of Hong Kong’s first virtual banks, to millions of dollars contributed into supporting the Singaporean fintech ecosystem and their acquisition spree which included names like PolicyPal, Capbridge and FOMO Pay.
What is the ambition and vision behind these big moves? We speak to Calvin to find out more
How Banking Has Changed for Good: Becoming an Intelligent Financial Services Player
July 9, 2020, 14:00 – 15:00 SGT
Join IDC, Finastra and thought-provoking leaders from WeLab and the banking industry as we discuss the findings of a newly released IDC InfoBrief to examine ways banks have responded to the new normal and the best way forward:
- 2020 and beyond, going into Asia Pacific trends in 2021
- What must banks do now during the accelerated disruption to be part of the banking industry of the future?
- How to evolve into an intelligent player in the market
- Ways to synthesize emerging technology with legacy systems and maximize the potential of an interconnected digital ecosystem
Live Webinar: Bring Trust to Blockchain for South East Asia
June 25, 2020, 9:30 SGT
Blockchain applications have been adopted by business across financial institutes, government, and other sectors.
Join Thales and Deloitte for an hour and learn about South East Asia blockchain deployments by Deloitte, and how Thales brings trust to blockchain developments.
Fintech after CV-19
May 27, 2020, 15:00 SGT – May 28, 2020, 21:00 SGT
The COVID-19 has had a tremendous impact on our lives, changing the way we work, consume and interact. In the fintech industry, the pandemic is expected to have a long-lasting impact on companies in sector.
This online event will bring together industry experts to explore how fintech could look like after the COVID-19 health crisis. It will tackle some of the hottest trends and topics right now, including the end of cash and the rise of digital payments, sustainable finance and green fintech, cryptocurrencies, and the future of fintech jobs. Speakers will include representatives from Startupbootcamp, Consensys, Finch Capital, and more. It will also include an online business matchmaking event for professionals in fintech.
May 6, 2020, 08:15 – 20:00 BST (15:15 – 03:00 SGT)
TechCity Connect will take place on May 6, and will feature a series of digital webinars, roundtables and discussions with leading tech, art and culture experts.
Participants will get to meet the experts and thought leaders shaping the future of these fields, gain inspiration and find new ways to stay connected.
Topics covered will include big data and ethics, smart cities and smart citizens, digital assets, digitalization tools for capital markets, and more.
EBAday Online Webinar – Instant payments as a stepping stone in the digital payments journey
May 20, 2020, 09:00 CEST (15:00 SGT)
On May 20, EBA will be organizing an EBAday Online webinar in association with Finastra on instant payment.
The webinar will explore the real value of instant payments as a part of the wider digital payments ecosystem, delve into how financial institutions and their customers can benefit from the opportunities presented by instant payments. Topics covered will include open banking, request to pay, fraud, and more.
How Will Virtual Banks Reshape the Way Malaysians Banks?
Malaysia recently published its virtual banking draft framework, with the application anticipated to be open by mid-2020.
With a large digitally savvy population that sees over 50.4% mobile banking penetration and an extremely competitive e-wallet landscape of over 40 licensed operators, what opportunities and gaps exist within Malaysia?
Join leading experts from Finastra, Axiata Digital, BigPay, and PwC, on this joint event with Fintech News Malaysia to discuss the journey towards virtual banking and digitalization.
Key Topics discussed
- Exploring Malaysia landscape, opportunities and gaps
- Comparing Malaysia’s framework with its Asia-Pacific neighbours – Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, Australia
- Strategies to serve the underserved – B40, SMEs, Migrant Workers etc
How to modernise card payments in an era of digital competition
May 7, 2020, 15:00 BST (22:00 SGT)
On May 7, Finextra, in association with FIS Global, will bring together industry experts to discuss the future of digital payments.
In this webinar, speakers representing the likes of FIS, Starling Bank, and Barclays Private Bank, will tackle topics such as the key characteristics of the card payments industry today, the dominant influences within payments technology that are driving customer appetite, as well as the fundamental business modules needed to achieve agility and remain competitive as a card issuer.
Fireside Chat: How COVID-19 Forced Insurers to Rethink Digital
While the COVID-19 pandemic is undoubtedly a human tragedy on a global scale, it is also fast becoming the single biggest catalyst of digital adoption we’ve seen in our lifetime.
Though the topic of digitalization has been talked to death in recent years, many insurers are still notoriously slow in adopting digital technologies.
In this fireside chat, we get in conversation with Rohit Nambiar, CEO of AXA AFFIN Life Insurance, which despite its smaller size and smaller budget managed to capture 49% of the digital life protection market share even before the MCO.
Register here: https://form.jotform.com/
Will Digibanks Change Singapore’s Banking As We Know It?
Singapore’s digital banking license was undoubtedly one of the most widely discussed topic in 2019 within the fintech circle, with anticipating news of MAS issuing licenses by mid-2020. It is expected that this rave of virtual banking trends will continue.
Will digital banks disrupt traditional banking models? How existing banks will need to respond re-evaluating their services and operating models to remain competitive?
On April 29, Finastra, in partnership with the Fintech News Network, will bring experts from the likes of Matchmove, Razer Fintech, and PwC, to discuss the journey towards virtual banking and digitalization.
Digitising the onboarding journey – regulatory and industry perspectives
April 29, 2020, 16:30 HKT/SGT
Titled Digitising the onboarding journey – regulatory and industry perspective, the 45 minutes session will discuss the impact of new virtual bank landscape on incumbent banks and how COVID-19 has added to this pressure, the legal and regulatory challenges facing tech start-ups, new machine learning and AI technologies across AML and fraud, and more.
Crypto Regulation and Opportunities in Hong Kong
April 28, 2020, 16:30 HKT/SGT
Is Asia the future of the digital assets industry? You will find out in this exciting session with Clara Chiu, Director of Licensing and Head of Fintech, Securities and Futures Commission, and Henri Arslanian, Chairman, Fintech Association of Hong Kong, moderated by King Leung, Head of Fintech, Invest Hong Kong.
The 45 minutes session will discuss Hong Kong SFC’s new regulatory frameworks for crypto exchanges and crypto funds, the crypto investor landscape in Hong Kong and Asia, as well as forward looking opportunities for UK and European crypto players in the region.
Blockchain: China’s Story
April 26, 2020, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM CST/SGT
Blockchain has been in the limelight for a while. The concept, which is yet to enter the stage of widespread application, has taken its rightful place among the key buzzwords in the global tech circles.
In this webinar, organized on April 26, by EqualOcean, four industry insiders will discuss leading Chinese players’ blockchain strategies and determine the most promising application scenarios that are likely to play out in the near future.
Speakers will include representatives of Huawei, Digital Business Innovation, Fuzamei and Ziggurat.
OKEx Talks – DCEP Implication of central bank backed by digital currency
On April 23, 2020, OKEx Talks will be hosting its first webinar, which will cover China’s national digital currency project, called DCEP (Digital Currency Electronic Payment), and the implication of central bank-backed by digital currencies.
Speakers will include Kevin Lehtinitty, CTO and CPO of Prime Trust, and Cao Yin, founding partner of Digital Renaissance Foundation.