Money20/20 Asia�s featured speakers share 2019 FinTech Forecast

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�-�March 11th, 2019 - Money20/20 is the world's
leading platform where the Financial Services, Payments and FinTech community
connect and create the future of money. The Asian edition - Money20/20 Asia
will bring over 300 industry leading speakers to reveal their top company
strategies, share unique opinions on the hottest topics and predict the future

The entire industry is eager to
see what industry-shaping trends, new technologies and innovation will define
2019. Money20/20 Asia has released six FinTech forecasts and predictions from
some of their featured speakers, which provides a taste of what the global
audience will learn from the event.

Sreeram Iyer, COO, Institutional
Banking at ANZ Banking Group provided his banking perspective on the
long-standing industry topic -- blockchain applications.

"Though not a commonly-held view, Corporate &
Institutional Banking will certainly witness the maturity, practical adoption,
and benefit-realisations of *private* Blockchain applications and gear up for traction
in 2020. These will have significant customer experience improvements and
internal productivity gains - not only in Trade, but in Lending & Global
Markets alike.
" Sreeram Iyer
will join the Panel Session 'The incumbents' response' at 12.10pm on 20th

Jakub Zakrzewski, General
Manager, APAC from one of the strongest challenger banks, Revolut, shared his
insider view on the key elements to strengthen the competitive advantages of
challenger banks in 2019.

"A big trend to look out for in 2019 will be the
increased use of automation, machine learning and AI, which will enable banking
challengers to automate, accelerate and improve the quality of their
decision-making. This will help them across the business, but particularly when
it comes to tackling financial crime faster and far more accurately than
outdated, manual processes"

Jakub Zakrzewski will join the
Panel Session 'Fintech challengers' at 3.50pm on 20th March.

Nilanshuk Haldar, Head of Financial Services Partnerships, APAC at
Amazon Web Services shares his point of view on financial cloud technology
adoption in Financial Services.

"Financial institutions are adopting the
cloud to innovate at the speed of fintech startups, and to ensure greater
security, flexibility, and the ability to scale up as needed efficiently and
quickly. In 2019, expect many more incumbents and challenger banks to run
critical parts of their business - and sometimes their entire infrastructure -
on the cloud
." Commented by Nilanshuk Haldar will speak in the Session
'When to move
to the cloud? Business cases and implementation hurdles'at 4.25pm on 20th March.

Dr. Kfir Bar, Chief Scientist at Basis Technology predicted blockchain
and cryptocurrencies impact in Financial Services in 2019.

"The future is uncertain for
blockchain and cryptocurrencies in financial services. There's no doubt digital
value protocols, distributed ledgers, and smart contracts have a compelling
hypothetical value proposition for the industry, but real-world applications
have been noticeably lacking. I think they can have a significant impact, but
it's hard to predict what it will be."

Dr. Kfir Bar will speak on Panel Session 'Are we using
it right? Learnings from (perceived) AI applications in financial services' at
3.55pm on 19th March.

Theodora Lau, Founder at
Unconventional Venture commented on predicted Fintech & Bank partnerships
in 2019.

"2019 is the year of autonomous banking - when we
move from insights to action. The winners will be those who leverage emerging
technologies such as AI and advanced analytics to become truly trusted advisor
for their customers -- automating their day-to-day finances and empowering them
towards a more financially secure future.
Theodora Lau, Founder at Unconventional
Venture who will be moderating 'Reverse Pitch: Why you (fintech) should take my money (VC)! '
at 4.20pm on 19th March; and Case study: HSBC and Google Cloud at 4.05pm on 20th

James Lloyd, Asia-Pacific FinTech
Leader at EY shared his view on the 2019 trend of FinTech and TechFin partner

"The emergence of
digital�"challenger"�banks is a global trend.
Taking�learnings�from other�markets and inspired by the
success�of major "TechFin"�players in China,�platform-enabled
challengers�in Asia-Pacific are likely to be among the most innovative -
creating and participating in partner�ecosystems extending beyond finance
into such areas as retail, transportation, travel, and telecommunications.
James Lloyd will speak in his session titled 'The evolution of the challenger
bank model' a
t 3.30pm on 20th March; Session 'Platform challengers' at 4.20pm on 20th
March; Session 'Hong Kong Virtual License Status Check' at 5pm on 20th March
and Session 'Building a bank from scratch' at 2.40pm on 21st March.


Money20/20 Asia's full agenda
features over 300 of the world's leading innovators delivering expert insights
into the critical themes and developments on how businesses and people spend,
manage, save, borrow, share and protect money. Curated by independent industry
experts, the agenda runs across 3 full days and 6 unique stages and will give
businesses the knowledge and tools they need to prepare for tomorrow's
Financial Services marketplace. See the full agenda:

On 19-21
March 2019, Money 20/20 Asia will take place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore.
You'll get access to real-life case studies, insights, stories of successes and
failures, workshops and more that will enable you to understand the ways in
which you can evolve your business to grow across Asia and beyond. Find out
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About Money20/20

Founded in 2011, Money20/20
creates destination events where the most innovative people in�payments,
FinTech and the broader financial services industry connect. Famed for their
high-impact networking, the�USA�edition, held in�Las
Vegas�(October), the�Europe�edition, held
in�Amsterdam�(June), the APAC edition, held in Singapore (March), and
the China edition, held in Hangzhou (December) are widely considered unmissable
by the industry they serve.�Money20/20 is the space where the industry's
smartest visionaries and innovators come together to connect and create the
future of money.�Money20/20 is an Ascential event.

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