At GPS-Asia 2018, deep-dive with us into the following topics:
- Open API/ Open Banking/ PSD-2 Europe’s Lessons Learned
- GDPR impact on Payment Services
- Regulatory Reform / RegTech
- ASEAN Payments Gateway Reality Check
- Real Time Payments
- e-Commerce / Mobile Payments
- AI Impact on Financial Industry
- Digital ID
Our speakers are industry leaders and topic experts who bring along an exciting range of experience. If you are interested in speaking at the Global Payment Summit, please contact Mr. Gonzalo Santamaria, firstname.lastname@example.org
Practice Head, Geo-technology Eurasia Group
Paul S. Triolo leads the firm's newest practice, focusing on global technology policy issues, cybersecurity, internet governance, ICT regulatory issues, and emerging areas such as automation, AI/Big Data, ambient intelligence, and fintech/blockchain. He is building a cross-issue and cross-regional team that helps clients understand and assess the risk generated by the complex intersection of politics, technology innovation, security threats, and the changing global regulatory environment.
Prior to joining Eurasia Group, Paul served in senior positions within the US government for more than 25 years, focusing primarily on China's rise as a science and technology (S&T) and cyber power. He provided analytic support to the president and senior policymakers, and was the lead drafter for a number of widely acclaimed national estimates on China S&T innovation and industrial policies, as well as cyberspace issues. Paul's technical background, including a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Penn State University and work experience in Silicon Valley, along with his extensive work on internet governance and policy issues in government, have prepared him to tackle the substantial challenges companies will face in cyberspace. Paul is a China Digital Economy Fellow (non-resident) at New America. He is also an avid early adopter of all sorts of green and information technologies and platforms, and has been the family chief technology officer for some time.
Founder and CEO of NOVARION.systems
George Gesek is the founder and CEO of NOVARION.systems, the high performance computer maker, who wants to create the first commercially successful Quantum Computer within the next decade.
After his studies of physics at the Technical University of Vienna, Gesek entered the ICT industry to foster the beginning merge of computer and quantum science.
This milestone of humanity seems to be reached now with the state of the art production techniques in the nanometer realm.
As an avid technologist and recognised in Forbes Asia's first 30 Under 30 list in Finance & VC, Johnny has played a leading role in developing the FinTech agenda across the region; educating numerous organisations, regional banks, national regulators, and government departments on how they can understand and adopt blockchain technologies and new FinTech initiatives. Johnny was previously a co-ffounder of Neuroware.io, Malaysia’s first blockchain company and the first Malaysian-based startup to be accepted into the 500 Startups Accelerator in Silicon Valley. He was invited to speak at Malaysia’s 2017 National Budget Discourse where an extra RM1 billion was made available to startups and is currently a business consultant at Asia's leading FinTech accelerator, SuperCharger, as well as an advisor to numerous projects.
Global Payments Director at Currency Research
Karthik Jagannathan is an expert on International Payments. His recent focus has been on PSD2 regulation and Open Banking in general. He is a nominated expert member on a number of EU wide standardization initiatives like CAPS. He has been engaged by prominent financial institutions, payment service providers, technology providers and consulting firms to assist with PSD2 and Open Banking matters.
Group CEO of Payments Network Malaysia
Mr Peter Schiesser was appointed as the Managing Director of MyClear on 10th December 2012 and subsequently the Group Chief Executive Officer of Payments Network Malaysia on 1st August 2017.
Mr Schiesser spent most of his career with the Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ) where he held various key positions and established an impressive track record across a variety of disciplines including strategy & planning, product & business development, consumer finance, card services, electronic banking, payment systems, information technology and banking operations.
Previously, Mr Schiesser served in a General Management capacity with Sacombank, one of the leading banks in Vietnam, where he was instrumental in transforming their Cards Division into a modern and profitable business. Subsequently, as Chief Information Officer, he drove the strategic transformation of IT in support of the bank’s ambitious growth objectives.
Mr Schiesser holds a Master of Business Administration and Bachelor of Applied Science degrees from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia.
CEO of Dutch Payments Association
CEO of Australian Payments Network
With over 20 years of international experience, primarily in financial services, Leila Fourie has served on multiple boards and held senior roles in banking, capital markets and payments. Dr Fourie was appointed as CEO of Australian Payments Network in 2016 and also serves as the Vice President of the Economic Society of Australia. Prior to this, she served on the board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as Executive Director. Dr Fourie also served as Card Division Managing Director for one of South Africa’s largest banks, Standard Bank. During this time, she served as Chairman on the board of Diners Club and Board Member on Discover’s Chicago-based Diners Club International Advisory board. Leila started in Standard Bank’s investment bank as Global Director Credit analytics, capital and portfolio management for SA, UK, Hong Kong, Russia, Brazil and Argentina. Leila has a PhD in Economic and Financial Sciences and won the Founders’ award in 2012 for best Masters Economics thesis in the country by Economic Society South Africa.
President and CEO of Payments Canada
Gerry Gaetz is President and CEO of Payments Canada. Since joining Payments Canada in 2013, he has been leading the transformation of the organization, including its enabling legislation, governance, internal capacity and business strategy, as well as the modernization of the Canadian payment system. Prior to Payments Canada, Mr. Gaetz held a number of executive roles at the Bank of Canada, including Chief of Currency, where he was responsible for Canada’s new polymer banknote series, Chief of Banking Operations, where he led the redevelopment of the core banking system, and Chief of Corporate Services. Mr. Gaetz is a member of the International Council of Payment Association Chief Executives, a director of Fortress Paper, a publicly traded company, and a director of Landqart AG. He is a former member of the Banknote Ethics Initiative Accreditation Council. He also co-led the flagship leadership program at the Gestalt International Study Center in Massachusetts for three years. Mr. Gaetz holds an MBA from the University of Ottawa and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
Independent Expert at the European Commission
Letitia is an independent consultant providing business management services to clients including BlackRock, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Barclays, HSBC, and MUFG Bank. Specialising in cross-country compliance and regulations, working with numerous regulators globally and across multiple jurisdictions.
Letitia is currently serving as an independent expert to the European Commission providing monitoring, evaluation, and policy advice on innovation and economic development.
Listed on the Innovate Finance Women in Fintech 2017 Powerlist, Letitia is an advocate for institutional adoption and engagement of FinTech, RegTech, emergent and disruptive innovation.
Prior to becoming an independent consultant, Letitia spent her career in equity research, credit risk and regulatory compliance. Letitia studied towards an MSc Finance at the London School of Economics
Professor of Fintech and Blockchain at the Singapore University of Social Science
David Lee Kuo Chuen is a Professor of Fintech and Blockchain at the Singapore University of Social Sciences. He was a visiting Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University in 2015. He founded the hedge fund group Ferrell Asset Management and was a pioneer of the Asian REITS industry, and has a research interest in how financial technology will transform global financial services. He is on the board of listed companies and charitable organisations. He consults for financial institutions, works closely with startups and founded Left Coast and Infocorp recently. He received his BSc (Econs), MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He has edited and written five books on Asia Finance, Blockchain and Digital Currency.
Managing Director, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
Edward (Eddie) Haddad is the Managing Director of SWIFT, Asia Pacific and leads the commercial activities of SWIFT in the region. Serving some1800 customers comprising Market Infrastructures, Financial Institutions and Corporations across six sub regions (China, North Asia, Japan , ASEAN, Oceania and the Indian Subcontinent). He also manages SWIFT’s Compliance, Corporate Sales and Alternative Sales teams in the region. Eddie is a member of the Asia Pacific management team, reporting to Chief Executive Officer Alain Raes. With more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, Eddie has held a variety of leadership roles across multiple disciplines, including sales, marketing, business development, finance and operations in IT, Financial Services and Media organizations. He has extensive knowledge of the Asia Pacific markets, where he has been living and working for more than 15 years. Eddie holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business & Finance from Monash University and he is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
CEO, Smorenberg Corporate Consultancy
Harry is a financial services marketing and positioning strategist. He previously worked at Banque Paribas and ABN AMRO and was a director at two leading strategic consultants. He is a leading contributor to innovation in both the retail and corporate payments and transaction space. He has also been actively involved in developing solutions in financial planning, international pensions and 'social innovations'. His strength is in catalyzing institutions into developing vision and strategies, and in identifying and implementing client-centric solutions. He is a columnist and guest speaker, sits on several advisory boards and regularly publishes in leading international media. Other functions: • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Europe China Institute - Nyenrode Business University • Member of the Board of Advisors of NIBUD (National Institute for Family Finance Information) • Adjunct Professor at Joint Innovation Center for Social Management of Urban and Rural Communities in Hubei Province - Zhongnan University in Wuhan, China • Member of the Council of Scholars and member of the International Advisory Board for the Center for Retirement Initiatives, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University, Washington • Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board of Banking & Finance, Europe • Founder & Chairman of the EuropeanPaymentSummit - Brussels (www.epcasummit.com) and GlobalPaymentSummit - Singapore (www.globalpaymentsummit.com). Both part of 'Transactives' • Founder & Chairman of the WorldPensionSummit - The Hague (www.worldpensionsummit.com) and WorldPensionSummit Africa Special - Abuja, Nigeria • Co-Founder and Chairman of China's National Academic-Strategic Pension Forum with Renmin University - Beijing (www.chinapensionforum.com.cn) • Founder and Chairman of "New Normal in Working" (the impact of longevity) • Board member and CFO of the "Drie Dolfijnen" foundation (charity fund)