7 Upcoming Fintech Online and Hybrid Events in Singaporeby Fintech News Singapore August 25, 2021
The momentum continues for Singapore’s fintech industry as funding reached a three-year high in deals transacted in H1 2021. 72 funding rounds worth US$612.2 million were closed in the six-month period ending June 30, up 22% year-on-year, new data from KPMG show.
H1 2021 saw tech giant Grab announcing a landmark US$40 billion merger deal, setting the stage for a big end to the year.
As Singapore continues to dominate the Southeast Asian fintech landscape, the city-state remains a top location for fintech events and gatherings.
However, with COVID-19 still posing considerable risks, many local organizers are turning to online events and webinars to help industry participants and professionals build meaningful connections despite the challenging times.
For fintech leaders looking to keep up with the region’s latest trends and connect with their peers, we’ve compiled a list of the top upcoming fintech online and hybrid events taking place in the coming months.
Webinar: Forging Future-Proof Buy Now, Pay Later Offerings with Klarna, Paywerk and Provenir
The global BNPL market is expected to grow upwards of 400% by 2025, with a 200% increase in use of BNPL services during Covid-19. While the market opportunity continues to grow so does the competition, with the landscape quickly becoming cluttered as more and more providers and products arrive on the scene.
What can you do to ensure your BNPL technology is future-proof? Advanced technologies can help you respond to market needs quickly, manage risk more effectively, adapt to rapidly changing regulations, and better serve customers and their needs throughout the entire lifecycle.
Listen today as Klarna, Paywerk and Provenir chat with The Fintech Times about all things BNPL and discover:
- How the use of alternative data can help you serve more consumers and encourage greater financial inclusion
- Why balancing customer experience and frictionless onboarding with compliance and fraud prevention is key
- What the future holds for BNPL – are impending regulations and increasing partnerships with traditional lenders a positive or a negative?
Podcast: How to Build a Successful Finserv Business
Searching for Mana – Featuring Larry Smith, Founder + CEO, Provenir
Credit decisioning is not just about risk, but also about opportunity and growth. Listen in as Provenir’s Founder and CEO, Larry Smith, sits down with The Fintech Times to discuss what it takes to build a successful fintech/finserv business (and it’s not just about raising capital!), how curiosity, optimism and the desire for collaboration can be superpowers in an entrepreneur, and why Artificial Intelligence may be the next great industrial revolution.
Whether you’re looking to further scale your successful fintech business, or you’re a start-up entrepreneur in need of some inspiration, this podcast will help you discover new ways to grow your business and think big picture about your operations.
Discover how Provenir grew to processing over two billion credit risk decisions a year and hear about the early days of working with BNPL giant Klarna.
Cross Border Payments: Disrupting a Trillion Dollar Industry
September 7, 2021, 11:00 AM SGT
For decades banks have been at the centre of the cross-border payments market and have gone largely unchallenged.
In recent years, more and more players are emerging in this space, eyeing a piece of the US$ 156 trillion pie.
While these players are mostly focused on consumer markets and low-value B2B markets, things are slowly shifting as they attempt to move up the value chain.
Register here: https://bit.ly/3ykuEZ5
Best Practices for Avoiding and Fixing Technical Debt
September 28, 2021, 11:30 AM SGT
Speed to market and speed to change are key competitive differentiators in a digital economy. But speed often comes at the cost of technical debt—that is, the time and resources spent having to rework a solution later due to actions taken (or not taken) today. In an effort to get a product out the door, technology built for short-term benefit ends up consuming resources, creating risk, and stopping innovation at a later stage in the software life cycle.
Join OutSystems and Professor Rick Kazman, author of “Technical Debt in Practice: How to Find It and Fix It,” for an interactive discussion on how to measure and manage technical debt. All attendees will receive a free copy of the book!
Register Here: https://bit.ly/3zvM6ve
Fintech and Paytech Connect Asia
October 05 – 07, 2021
Hybrid: Raffles City Convention Centre
FinTech and PayTech Connect Asia is the only hybrid summit in the region that brings together the top minds from the industry from the major retail banks, buy side and merchants. Over the past several years, it has become the market leading annual meeting place for 500+ Heads of Digital Transformation and Payments.
Listen to 50+ leading expert FinTech speakers (from the likes of State Street, UOB, Lazada and more) for an unbiased view of where the future of payments and financial technology is headed. We cut out the fluff you get at other events to give you tons of actionable strategies to increase your profits. All from the comfort of your own remote office.
Sign up for free for 30+ sessions over 3 days with giants of the Fintech Ecosystem delivering case-studies, hosting think-tanks, workshops, roundtables and discussions to help you meet every challenge and opportunity you face.
Register here: https://bit.ly/3nwrdN9
Your GBA Winning Strategy via Hong Kong (Asean Edition)
October 19, 2021, 15:00 -16:20 (GMT+8) / 14:00 – 15:20 (GMT+7)
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) comprises the two Special Administrative Regions of Hong Kong and Macao, and the nine municipalities in Guangdong Province. While the land accounts for less than 1% and population less than 5% of Mainland’s total, GBA contributed 12% of Mainland’s GDP in 2019, and an economic size similar to that of Canada.
“One Country, Two Systems and Three Jurisdictions” are the unique characteristics of the GBA. Hong Kong with its unique status as an international financial, arbitration and talent centre, and more importantly, its low-and-simple tax system, all makes Hong Kong the ideal location for ASEAN companies to kick-start their GBA adventure here.
Join for a discussion to explore business opportunities in the GBA, how to tap into this flourishing market via Hong Kong.
Singapore Fintech Festival 2021
November 08 – 12, 2021
Organized in partnership with the Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) and in collaboration with Constellar Exhibitions, a subsidiary of Constellar Holdings (formerly known as SingEx-Sphere Holdings), SFF 2021 will provide a combined online-offline platform for the global fintech community to engage and connect in spite of the current challenges with international travel.
The first three days of the SFF will feature a hybrid conference and exhibition. On November 11 and 12, participants will get to attend global satellite events and industry events online and at physical locations.
This year’s theme will be “Web 3.0” and the technological advances that will power the future of financial services. In particular, the conference will examine three key structural drivers for the coming decade:
- The re-configuration of financial products and services delivery through embedded finance, decentralized finance (DeFi) and digital currencies;
- The integration of environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) into the core design of financial services; and
- The pervasive adoption of foundational digital infrastructure (digital identity, trusted data exchange, interoperable payment systems and consent systems)
Webinar: Securing the Public Cloud – Addressing the Technology and Cyber Security Risks Associated With Public Cloud Adoption
Nov 24, 2021, 11:00 (SGT)
The cloud is increasingly becoming the primary location for financial institutions to store and process data. Yet too often, financial institutions are moving rapidly to migrate to the cloud without paying enough attention upfront to security.
In light of this, the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) issued a circular on 1 June 2021, detailing an advisory on addressing the technology and cyber security risks associated with public cloud adoption for financial institutions.
How can organisations adopt a conscious and integrated approach to embed security into their cloud DNA? Join our webinar to hear from subject matter experts from Deloitte and Thales and gain insights into the following key security considerations as your organisation embarks on the cloud migration journey:
- Implementing a public cloud risk management strategy
- Implementing strong controls in critical areas
- Expanding cybersecurity operations to cover public cloud
- Managing cloud resilience, outsourcing, vendor lock-in and concentration risks
- Ensuring adequate competence to manage public cloud and its risks
- Industry-leading data security solutions
Register now: https://bit.ly/3ESfC0n
Securely Managing and Deploying the M1 Range of Macs
Dec 7 and 9, 2021, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. HKT
Learn more about of the game-changing MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max
07 December 2021 – Tuesday
09 December 2021 – Thursday
11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. HKT
Apple just unveiled the completely reimagined MacBook Pro powered by the all-new M1 Pro and M1 Max — the first pro chips designed for the Mac.
Join our webinar, Securely Managing and Deploying the M1 Range of Macs, as we invite Apple to share highlights of the game-changing MacBook Pro with M1 Pro and M1 Max along with macOS Monterey security and deployment updates.
- The revolutionary performance of the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips
- New Security, Deployment and Management features in macOS Monterey
- How to seamlessly upgrade your Mac fleet to the latest macOS Monterey
- Essential security controls for your Mac fleet