FinTech, RegTech and GovTech – Is a Regulatory Sandbox the Optimal Solution?

Hans Brown, Head of Client Technology Solutions - Asia Pacific, BNY Mellon; Martin Frick, Managing Director, Asia Pacific, Temenos; Christian Gordon-Pullar, Head of Legal, Technology, Intellectual Property and Corporate Functions, Asia Pacific, JPMorgan; Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief FinTech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore; Tobias Puehse, Vice President, Innovation Management, Digital Payments & Labs Asia/Pacific, MasterCard; and Moderator Charles Palmer, Global Head of the Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT) and Senior Managing Director — Strategic Communications, FTI Consulting

Venue : Stamford American Auditorium (AmCham Office, 1 Scotts Rd, #23-03 Shaw Centre)

Date : July 05, 2016

Time : 10:15 AM - 11:45 AM

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Hosted by the Financial Services and ICT Committees

Join us as our panelists discuss the regulatory aspects of Fintech. How to regulate FinTech innovation and manage the risks without front running innovation? Is a regulatory sandbox the optimal solution? The MAS recently issued a set of guidelines for public consultation on how this "regulatory sandbox" approach would work.

About the Panelists

Hans Brown
Head of Client Technology Solutions - Asia Pacific
BNY Mellon

Hans Brown is the Head of Client Technology Solutions – Asia Pacific for BNY Mellon responsible for leading all facets of technology delivery in the region.

Prior to assuming his current role, Hans was the Head of Technology Projects and Consultancy for the Asia Pacific region, where
  he was instrumental in building up and driving the technology execution capability to deliver the enhancements and capabilities required to enable business growth in APAC. He is a member of both the Executive Committee and Operating Committee for BNY Mellon in Asia Pacific.

Hans has been with BNY Mellon for five years, having started his career in London with the Asset Servicing Technology business in EMEA and transferred over to Singapore in the fall of 2012. Hans has a wealth of experience in leveraging Agile methodologies to deliver technology solutions in the financial services, telecoms and consumer electronic industries. He also has an active interest in technology evolution and trends as well as the rise of Fintech’s and API's in financial markets.

Hans is acknowledged as an exceptional leader and high performer within BNY Mellon and is a recipient of the prestigious BNY Mellon’s Star Award.

Hans has a Master of Science in International Technology Management from the University of Warwick as well as a Master of Engineering in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Liverpool.

Martin Frick
Managing Director, Asia Pacific

Martin Frick is Managing Director, Asia Pacific, at Temenos. Prior to joining the company, Martin was Managing Director of Asia Pacific for Avaloq. He has over 20 years’ relevant experience in banking and banking technology, including working as a Senior Executive of Raiffeisen Bank in Switzerland, as well as Executive Director and Head of Custody Processing Service at UBS.

He is a qualified economic computer scientist, and has an MBA dual degree from the State University of New York at Albany and GSBA Zurich.

Christian Gordon-Pullar
Head of Legal, Technology, Intellectual Property and Corporate Functions, Asia Pacific

Christian is the Head of Legal for Technology, Intellectual Property and Corporate Functions in the Asia Pacific region at JP Morgan.

Prior to joining J.P. Morgan, Christian held various legal and non-legal roles at Standard Chartered Bank, in Europe and Asia, from 1999 - 2011. More recently, he worked in healthcare and financial services private equity and private wealth funds before joining JP Morgan in Dec 2014. Based in Singapore since 2001, he has worked predominantly with and for financial services and investment organizations since 1995 (in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Singapore). Christian's legal areas of specialism include e-commerce, technology and outsourcing as well as Intellectual Property asset management and brand licensing.

Christian has a Bachelor of Sciences in Pharmacology, is qualified as a solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales and has an MBA from Temple's Fox School of Business (Philadelphia).

Sopnendu Mohanty
Chief FinTech Officer
Monetary Authority of Singapore

Sopnendu Mohanty is responsible for creating development strategies and regulatory policies around technology innovation to “better manage risks, enhance efficiency and strengthen competitiveness in the financial sector”.
  Prior to joining MAS, Mohanty was with Citibank as their Global Head of the Consumer Lab Network and Programs, which included driving innovation programs and managing innovation labs across multiple geographies globally.

Mohanty has spent 20 years in the APAC region and held various roles in technology, finance, productivity, and business development.
  He was Citibank’s APAC regional head of Branch operations along with heading the Consumer Innovation Lab in Singapore. He spent a significant time in Japan, where he was Citibank’s Retail Business Development head and also did leadership stints in various functions within operations and technology.  Globally, he played a significant subject matter expert role in driving Citibank’s global smart banking program, to transform bank’s physical network to digital first, smart & innovative, client centric and highly delightful customer engagement center.

Mohanty has co-authored various patented work in area of retail distribution of financial sector. He is based in Singapore, loves travelling, reads history and pursues culinary innovation as a hobby.

Tobias Puehse
Vice President, Innovation Management, Digital Payments & Labs Asia/Pacific

Tobias Puehse is vice president, Innovation Management for Digital Payments & Labs, Asia/Pacific.

Tobias leads innovation management at MasterCard Labs Asia Pacific. In this role, he is responsible for activities that help generate unique, innovative ideas, both internally and in collaboration with our key external partners. His focus spans ideation through prototyping and business case development, both developing new propositions and determining which opportunities make the most sense for MasterCard and its partners to pursue & incubate.

Most recently, Tobias was named to Next Bank’s Top 100 leaders in Asia’s fintech scene which recognizes people shaping finance across Asia in 2016 and beyond.

Prior to joining MasterCard, Tobias held key leadership positions in the Innovation Practice at The Nielsen Company. At Nielsen, he most recently led the Innovation Practice for Southeast Asia, North Asia, and Pacific supporting more than 100 clients in reaching their desired innovation outcomes. In his 12-year career with increasing levels of responsibilities, he had been based in the USA, India, Singapore, and Switzerland covering clients globally prior to joining MasterCard in Singapore. His experience is reflected in his various published articles concerning breakthrough innovation.

Tobias graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington with a Bachelors of Science degree in Management and International Business.

About the Moderator

Charles Palmer
Global Head of the Telecom, Media & Technology (TMT)
Senior Managing Director — Strategic Communications
FTI Consulting

Charles Palmer is Global Head of the TMT practice and a Senior Managing Director in the Strategic Communications segment of FTI Consulting and is based in London.

Charles is primarily involved in providing financial and strategic communications advice to a broad range of both UK and international companies. He has over 20 years of experience and has been with the group for 16 years.

Charles has advised numerous listed and private companies. His client experience includes Aegis, blinkx, Chrysalis, Dassault Systemes Dentsu, Euromoney, ITE, Informa, JCDecaux, CK Hutchison,, Microsoft, Nasdaq OMX, Nokia, Qualcomm, Sony ATV, Travelport, VimpelCom, Wirecard and YouGov.

Sector transactions Microsoft acquisition of Nokia Devices, The Trainline IPO process and sale to KKR, Dentsu’s acquisition of Aegis, Liberty Acquisitions’ refinancing of Prisa and VimpelCom’s acquisition of WIND. He is also advising on a number of telecommunications transactions in Europe.

Beyond the TMT sector he has also worked on a number of major international transactions; advising ABN AMRO in its €71 billion sale to a consortium of banks led by Royal Bank of Scotland and Nasdaq’s acquisition of OMX.

He also leads FTI Consulting’s activist investor defense practice in Europe and been involved in many Employee Engagement and Change Communications projects.

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