Top 20 Upcoming Live Fintech Webinars for Those Located in APAC: June/July

Top 20 Upcoming Live Fintech Webinars for Those Located in APAC: June/July

by June 23, 2020

With COVID-19 forcing governments to close borders and restrict contact, event organizers and companies have turned to webinars and virtual events to connect with their peers and create new opportunities, despite the tumultuous times.

Though several countries have started reopening their frontiers to limit damage to their already fragile economies, virtual events have somewhat become a thing and new events are popping up everyday.

The following events are the top 20 upcoming, live, fintech webinars for professionals located in an Asia Pacific (APAC) time zone to attend over the next month or so.

Cyber Security Threat Landscape for Fintechs and Financial Institutions

Nov 18, 2020, 10:00 SGT

Kroll APAC GRID CYB Webinar

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

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Open Innovation Day 2020

Sept 16, 2020, 16:00 SGT

crealogix open innovation day

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!

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Are Virtual Banks the Answer to Financial Inclusion in the Philippines?

Sept 15, 2020 11:30 SGT

Finastra-Virtual Banking Webinar Philippines

While many ASEAN countries are pushing forward their regulatory frameworks, Philippines is forging forward incumbent banks and new players launching their own digital banks.

Although there are already a number of digital banks operating under existing licensing regimes, Bangko Sentral Ng Pilipinas is also looking to issue new guidelines for digital banks.

What does this mean for Philippines financial services industry? How will this impact Philippines’ large unbanked population?

Key Discussion:

  • How digital banks will reform Phillippines’ banking landscape
  • Incumbent led digital banks vs new entrants
  • Solving the Philippines financial inclusion puzzle

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Increase your Online Conversion Rate with EMV 3-D Secure Technology

Aug 26, 2020, 15:00 SGT

Join this free webinar to discover how PSPs, acquirers and merchants in South East Asia benefit from EMV 3-D Secure technology!

The usage of mobile devices for online shopping has grown exponentially in the region. Customers expect seamless online shopping within the comfort of their favorite device. Fraudsters, on the other hand, are trying to take advantage of the increase in e-commerce transactions across different devices.

The EMV 3-D Secure technology lets e-commerce players offer superior customer experience while keeping fraudsters at bay.

In this webinar, we will show PSPs, merchants and acquirers how to use the EMV 3-D Secure technology to:

  • Increase conversion rates using risk-based authentication
  • Decrease transaction abandonments by reducing friction for users and
  • Improve the overall shopping experience using native authentication screens
  • Benefit from liability shifts and protect your revenues

During the webinar, you will learn how version 2.0 improves over 3-D Secure 1.0 and how to take advantage of the scheme mandates to reap the benefits of the 2.0 technology.

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Hong Kong Virtual Banking Webinar

Aug 25, 2020 11:00 HKT

Temenos Hong Kong Virtual Banking Webinar

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.

Register here

Webinar: 2020 Data Protection Report – Learnings from APAC Wealth and Asset Management Companies

Aug 25, 2020, 16:00 SGT

2020 Data Protection Report

Apiax and aosphere teamed up to discuss some of the main data protection challenges companies are dealing with today. Register for this complimentary webinar at 10:00 CEST/16:00 SGT on Tuesday, 25th August to hear the latest insights given by wealth and asset management companies in our recent data protection report.

Join Apiax and aosphere to hear more about:

  • Key pain points in data protection
  • How companies are staying up to date with compliance regulations
  • The opportunities that digitalisation of data protection knowledge brings

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Reimagining Customer Experience of FinTech

Aug 20, 2020, 15:00 HKT

Reimagining Customer Experience of FinTech


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

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Artificial Intelligence in Financial Services

Aug 17, 2020 11:00 SGT

Artificial Intelligence in Financial Services

A study by the World Economic Forum indicated that 85% of financial services are currently using some form of AI. While incredibly useful for FSIs, AI has been a subject of a lot of fanfare that may distract practitioners from ground reality.

This panel aims to illuminate AI case studies and key learnings from key practitioners that you can adopt within your own FSI environment.

Key Topics:

  • Case studies and use cases for AI within FSI
  • Challenges, pitfalls, and current realities
  • Data governance and management
  • AI Ethics in Financial Services

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Fintech Fireside Asia Ep #2: From Banker to Entrepreneur ft: Neal Cross

Aug 11, 2020, 11:00 SGT

Fintech Fireside Asia Ep #2- From Banker to Entrepreneur ft- Neal Cross

Formerly the Chief Innovation Officer of DBS Bank, Neal Cross is considered by many as one of the most prolific bankers in Singapore. He was recognized as the most disruptive CIO/CTO globally during his stint with DBS.

He’s currently the Chairman and Co-founder of PictureWealth an Australian based wealthtech firm and also and sits in the advisory board of Razer Fintech

For the 2nd episode of Fintech Fireside Asia, we sit with Neal to reflect on his journey from banker to entrepreneur.

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The Banking Scene Afterwork: Banking Poetry

July 30, 2020, 22:00 – 23:00 SGT


The last The Banking Scene Afterwork session of July, before taking a break in August, will feature Leda Glyptis, CEO of 11:FS, a modular, fully digital core built with banks and for banks to enable the creation of fully digital propositions.

Prior to joining 11:FS, Glyptis served as Chief Innovation Officer at QNB and held a series of roles in IT innovation and operations and BNY Mellon.

She is an unreformed geek and recovering banker, a renowned speaker, writer, and academic in the banking and fintech ecosystem.

The Banking Scene Afterwork: Crypto and Fintechs, two worlds coming together

July 23, 2020, 22:00 – 23:00 SGT

What’s all the buzz around central bank digital currency (CBDC)? Is crypto something from the past, present or future? Should banks be afraid of a world of decentralized money?

This, and a lot more questions, will be part of the agenda of The Banking Scene Afterwork’s July 23 event.

Guests will get to hear from Julian Sawyer, managing director for Europe at Gemini, the New York regulated crypto exchange and digital asset custodian. Sawyer is the former COO and co-founder of Starling Bank where he was responsible for running customer services, AML & Fraud, Payment Operations, HR and Supplier Management. He also held P&L responsibility for the B2B business, Starling Banking Services.

Prior to Starling, he worked as a management consultant at Accenture and EY and setup and ran his own financial services consultancy, Bluerock, for 13 years before selling it.

Sawyer is an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at CASS University in the Faculty of Management and a member of the Emerging Payments Association Advisory Board. He is also an Advisor at Volt Bank Limited, a leading Australian challenger bank.

Fintech and remote microfinance management post-COVID-19

July 22, 2020, 17:00– 19:00 SGT

The recent lockdown has fast-tracked the need for microfinance providers to implement effective and profitable FINTECH solutions in the management of their portfolios. In this time of decision-making, there is an urgent need for solution providers to present these solutions to microfinance leaders, so they can be considered in their buying decisions.

This webinar is intended to ignite simultaneous discussions with a large number of microfinance decision-makers and consequently, product sales.

Participants will get to learn more on the different fintech solutions available out there and get industry insights for product development. The event will also include a presentation on how to develop an effective digital strategy.

Fintech Fireside Asia Ep #1: A Look Behind AMTD’s Regional Ambitions

July 20, 2020, 11:00 SGT

fintech fireside asia


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

Register here

Driving Payments Modernization with the Public Cloud

July 14, 2020, 22:30 SGT

While COVID-19 may have many banks reconsidering the necessity of public cloud adoption in the near term, it’s important to maintain a long-term focus on implementing public cloud solutions.

In this webinar, industry experts from Finextra, ACI Worldwide, and Microsoft will explore how banks can leverage the public cloud to modernize consumer payments. Topics covered will include:

  • How banks can leverage the public cloud to modernize consumer payments
  • Strategies to ensure successful migration
  • Why now is the perfect time to begin formulating a long-term cloud adoption strategy

Speakers will include:

  • Gary Wright – Head of Research, Finextra [Moderator]
  • Ciaran Chu – Head of Cloud, ACI Worldwide
  • Lu Zurawski – Senior Principal Product Manager, ACI Worldwide
  • Peter Hazou – Business Strategy Leader, Microsoft
How ML & smart analytics are helping fintechs understand their data

July 9, 2020, 18:00 – 19:00 SGT

In this webinar, experts from Fintech North, Google and Netpremacy will explore the power of machine learning, and Big Query.

Participants will get to hear more on how fintechs are driving their business forward thanks to Google Cloud, and understand how they are using data and tools such as Big Query to gain a competitive advantage.

How will Chinese and Indian Fintech Ecosystems Evolve Post COVID-19?

July 9, 2020, 18:30 – 20:00 SGT

China and India are the largest fintech ecosystems globally.

With COVID-19 having a significant impact on both economies, Virtual Fintech Fair will be bringing top thought leaders from both regions to discuss how the ecosystems will evolve post COVID-19 for banking, startups and investments.

The Banking Scene Afterwork: Making Banking Human with Automation

July 9, 2020, 22:00 – 23:00 SGT


In this virtual event, experts representing UiPath will talk about automation, what it really means to a bank, and how it can make banking more human.

Participants will get to understand the impact of automation on:

  • Better customer service
  • More resilience in unexpected circumstances
  • More value adding jobs, among other topics.
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

Register here

Address Bank Negara Malaysia’s Cloud & Data RMiT Policy

July 7, 2020, 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM (SGT)

Bank Negara Malaysia (BNM) has taken a lead in defining a stringent security controls framework for Malaysian financial institutions. As the move to cloud continues to expand — and so does the use of encryption. As the proliferation of encryption continues, so do the number of keys and the potential risks.

Join Thales with your morning coffee and learn how you can start your digital transformation journey and securely migrate your applications and data through a combined portfolio of Thales and Microsoft.

Key Highlights:

  • What are the cloud initiatives in BNM’s RMiT whitepaper?
  • Azure use cases for financial institutions
  • How can financial institutions address RMiT’s cloud security concerns with Bring Your Own Key(BYOK) and Bring Your Own Encryption (BYOE)?

Presented by:

Rahul S Kariyal, Azure Specialist, Microsoft Malaysia & Ivan Tan, Security Consultant, Thales DIS CPL Malaysia

Register here

Behind the Hype LIVE: Federated Learning in Fintech

July 2, 2020, 22:30 – 23:30 SGT

Behind the Hype is a new series of events breaking down overhyped topics in fintech. This session will be about federated learning and how it be used to train machine learning models without physical access of client data.

Federated learning is an approach that enabled the training a neural network model without holding client data physically in hands. Using encryption, web sockets, and a few other tricks, it is possible to successfully access client data to train a model without ever seeing it.

Speakers for this virtual event include Adam Lieberman, data science & machine learning lead, and Brendon Machado, data scientist intern at Finastra.

EBAday Online webinar – Advanced Data Analytics: A 360 degree view of payments

July 1, 2020, 21:00 SGT

In this EBAday Online webinar, organized in association with Fiserv, experts will examine the mechanics and benefits of improved data analytics in payments and payments messaging.

With real-time payments growing rapidly worldwide and the payments ecosystem digitalizing, banks need to constantly evolve their services to fulfil the expectations of their customers. A shift to instant payments will deepen the liquidity management challenges banks are already experiencing in today’s times.

Banks and corporates from different sectors are increasingly focusing on how to realize the value of financial data. Also, how can enriched payments data be used in the context of Open Banking and APIs?

These and other questions will be at the core of this virtual event’s guest speakers’ presentations.

Discussion points will include:

  • How can an enriched view on data help banks with modelling accurate and meaningful predictions?
  • In which ways can enriched data based on ISO 20022 be used to create new business models?
  • How can advanced data analytics help banks as well as corporates in managing their liquidity?
  • How can data help to tackle fraud and foster compliance?
  • How can machine learning and artificial intelligence help in providing new insights?

The panel of expert speakers will include:

  • Teresa Connors – Client Director, Payment Matters [Moderator]
  • Andy Bubbs – ​​​​​​​Senior Product Manager, Fiserv
  • Annelinda Koldewe – Product Area Lead SWIFT & Reporting, ING Bank
  • Priyanka Rath – Head of EMEA Liquidity/Account services, Product Solutions Specialists, J.P. Morgan
  • Marc Recker – Global Head of Clearing Products, Deutsche Bank AG
Comply and compete with Open Banking data

June 29, 2020, 9:30 – 10:00 SGT

Australia is getting closer to launching the Consumer Data Right (CDR) and Open Banking will be the first to go live in July.

This is the time to think about how financial institutions can leverage Open Banking to gain a competitive advantage. Whether that would be to better understand digital wallets, find cross sell opportunities, or streamline credit decisioning process, Open Banking data can help them get ahead of their competitors.

In this 30-minute webinar, Frollo CIO Tony Thrassis and Head of Sales Simon Docherty will share insights and learnings, as well as an exclusive preview of Frollo Open Banking UI.

Topics covered will include what kinds of data financial companies can get through Open Banking and what they can do with it.

Live Webinar: Bring Trust to Blockchain for Southeast Asia

June 25, 2020, 9:30 – 10:30 SGT


Blockchain applications have been adopted by business across financial institutes, government, and other sectors.

In this hour-long webinar, representatives from Thales and Deloitte will explore their latest blockchain deployments, share insights into current ASEAN blockchain use cases, and delve into the Singapore Exchange (SGX)’s blockchain project.

Register here:

Twilight Webinar – Relevant law for digital assets and currencies

June 25, 2020, 15:00 – 16:00 SGT

Topics regarding digital assets or digital currencies are always interesting as you could always hear these terms almost everywhere, e.g. the fintech industry, the e-payment gateway, the blockchain, the E-RMB in China, and the E-AUD here in Australia, etc.

By examining the current Australian regulatory framework and laws that may be applicable to a merchant’s business activities in relation to digital assets, it’s possible to identify the major concerns or challenges facing digital-currency merchants within the present payment network.

In this free, one-hour webinar, Chris Chen (Bond alumni, CSJ Legal Principal and co-founder) will explore the relevant law for digital assets and currencies.

Chen has been practicing as a corporate and commercial lawyer in New South Wales, providing legal services including merger and acquisition, corporate restructure and financial service legal compliance.

With the global attention shifted towards blockchain related industry from traditional financial market, he has actively participated into the blockchain related legal compliance with other pioneers, and ultimately founded Australian Cryptocurrency Business Association for the purpose of creating a cross border bridge between Chinese innovative investors and Australian blockchain based projects.

In early 2018, Chen co-founded CSJ Legal, a boutique firm fully focused on the corporate and financial matters including financial laws and anti-money laundering laws in Australia. As a member of the Australian Digital Commerce Association (ADCA), CSJ Legal is also actively involved in the Australian National Blockchain Road Map with pioneers of other fintech companies and government bodies.

Behind the Hype LIVE: The tech evolution of home buying

June 25, 2020, 20:00 – 21:00 SGT


In this session, experts from fintech companies Habito and StepLadder, but also Barclays Rise, and Finastra, will explore how technology is disrupting the UK home buying journey; from education to the mortgage process.

Key topics covered will include:

  • The current home buying landscape and key players
  • How the landscape is being disrupted by technology and fintech companies
  • The future of home buying post COVID-19
Using Automation to Improve Delivery of Your Investor Experiences

June 25, 2020, 21:00 SGT

Automation is becoming essential to providing a powerful investor experience. By using automation, companies can improve time to market, reduce costs, and mitigate risk while improving the overall investor experience.

In this webinar, participants will get to learn how automation can take their companies’ growth to the next level. Topics covered will include:

  • What is automation?
  • Automation in investment management
  • Benefits of automation
  • Successful automation projects

This webinar will be hosted by Julie Watts, Head of Pre-Sales & Julia Quickfall, Senior Product Manager at Kurtosys.

The Banking Scene Afterwork Summer Edition with Chris Skinner

June 25, 2020, 22:00 – 23:30 SGT

This “phygital” afterwork edition by The Banking Scene will feature fintech expert Chris Skinner, Karin Van Hoecke (General Manager Digital Transformation at KBC Belgium) and Benoit Legrand (Chief Innovation Officer at ING Group).

Skinner recently launched Doing Digital – Lessons from Leaders, a new book in which he shares the lessons of doing digital transformation learned through interviews with BBVA, China Merchants Bank, DBS, ING Group and JPMorgan Chase. During this session he will be sharing the key messages of that book.

Meanwhile, KBC Belgium recently renewed its developer portal. As the first in the financial sector in Belgium, it is growing into an open bankinsurance environment, providing the customer with a one-stop experience.

A ticket grants access to the webinar, in addition to a hard copy of Doing Digital – Lessons from Leaders sent to attendees’ home address.

Fintech Alliance – Shaping Fintech: Entrepreneurship

June 24, 2020, 17:00 – 18:00 SGT

As part of Fintech Alliance’s commitment to showcasing UK fintech, the organization will be hosting a series of webinars that will tackle the big topics that are present in fintech.

Its Shaping Fintech series will bring together industry leaders in fintech and financial services each week to share their opinions and answer questions on the most important topics of the day.

For its first webinar, Fintech Alliance will look at entrepreneurship in fintech with a panel consisting of Sophie Winwood (Associate at Anthemis), James Varga (CEO of DirectID), and Katryna Dow (CEO and Founder of Meeco). Stefan Haase will chair the panel (Tech and Innovation lead at Whitecap Consulting).

Click the following link to join the webinar:

The future of money

June 24, 2020, 18:00 – 19:00 SGT

We’re in the midst of a revolution in the way we pay for goods and services – and even how we think about our finances.

How will payments technology further evolve in the coming months and years? Is the future of money reliant on secure, fast and intelligent tech in our pockets and online?

This free virtual event, held over Zoom, will give participants the opportunity to learn more about:

  • The battle to be top of cutting-edge payments tech
  • The coming wave of contactless and mobile payment technology
  • How tech will enable further change in the way we pay

Speakers will include:

  • Jane Loginova, Senior Vice President & Global Commercial Officer, BPC
  • Colin Neil, senior VP business development, Adyen
  • Janice Tong, product marketing manager, GoCardless
  • Liam Gray, Fintech lead, Tech Nation
Digital Financing for All Inclusive. Impactful. Investable

June 24, 2020, 20:00 – 21:00 SGT

Many businesses turned their heads to the digital industry for a chance of survival during the times of pandemic.

In this webinar, Angello Quah, co-founder of Alixco P2P (peer-to-peer) and COO of FundedByMe Malaysia, will delve into the importance of digital financing. Participants will also get to learn how the Securities Commission Malaysia regulates equity crowdfunding and P2P financing.

Dawn of the platform economy for the new payments horizon

June 24, 2020, 22:00 – 23:00 SGT

For success in the open banking economy, banks need to look for inspiration in open platform models, like Finastra’s, which enables accelerated innovation and data sharing with ecosystem partners, powering the next generation of financial services.

In this live webinar, participants will hear from Finastra experts who will explore what this means for the payments industry and how the company’s open innovation platform can accelerate innovation.