NUS EXECUTIVE EDUCATION

Leveraging Fintech for Business

Call Advisor: Clare Ong +65 6601 7823

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Duration: 3 Days

Next Run: 23 Jan - 25 Jan 2019 - Apply Now

Venue: Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245

Fees: SGD 3,990 (excl. GST) | 4,269 (incl. GST)

Overview

Ride the Fintech Wave Innovation & Transformation

As Fintech continues to evolve, how can leaders and managers respond early and effectively to ride the wave, and leverage the myriad opportunities?

Through seminars, discussions, case studies and reflections, this programme will deepen your understanding of the rapidly changing Fintech landscape and the impact of new innovations on traditional business models. You will be equipped to identify opportunities for disruption, and harness new technologies to build a better business.

Among other key topics, you will explore current and emerging technologies around financial payments and markets, business model innovations, digital strategy, and advanced analytics.

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Dates and Fees

Dates Venue Fees Excl. GST (SGD) With GST (SGD) Registration
Dates 1
23 Jan - 25 Jan 2019 Mochtar Riady Building, Lvl 5, 15 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119245, 3,990 4,269 Apply Now

Note: GST applies to individuals and Singapore registered companies.

NUS Accommodation Package

Participants can choose to complete their experience with the NUS Accommodation Package, which offers a conducive and convenient campus accommodation option at subsidised rates. To take advantage, select (with Accommodation Package) when applying for a programme.

  • Where: Stay at NUS Kent Vale Serviced Residences (1-bedroom apartments)
  • 4-night Stay: Check in on Tuesday before the programme; check out on Saturday after the programme
  • Fees (Subject to GST): Course Fees + Accommodation = SGD 4,500

As accommodation places are limited and granted on a first-come, first-served basis, participants are advised to apply and make payment early to reserve their places.

Application Deadline

  • Participants are strongly advised to apply at least 2 months in advance
  • Applications received after the deadline will be considered based on space availability
SkillsFuture Series (SSG) Funding Scheme for Singapore Citizens or Permanent Resident (PR)

This programme is eligible for subsidies under the SkillsFuture Series. Singaporeans or PR can enjoy up to 70% or more subsidies.
Click here to find out the details.

Leveraging Fintech for Business

             

PROGRAMME:

Leveraging Fintech for Business

     
 

International Participants

Singapore Citizens

Singapore PRs

(2)Enhanced Training Support for SMEs

39 years old or younger

(1)40 years old or older

(3)Eligible for WTS

Full Programme Fee

$3,990.00

$3,990.00

$3,990.00

$3,990.00

$3,990.00

$3,990.00

Less: SSG Grant Amount

$0.00

$2,793.00

$2,793.00

$2,793.00

$2,793.00

$2,793.00

Nett Programme Fee

$3,990.00

$1,197.00

$1,197.00

$1,197.00

$1,197.00

$1,197.00

7% GST on Nett Programme Fee

$279.30

$83.79

$83.79

$83.79

$83.79

$83.79

Total Nett Programme Fee Payable, Including GST

$4,269.30

$1,280.79

$1,280.79

$1,280.79

$1,280.79

$1,280.79

Less Additional Funding if Eligible Under Various Schemes

$0.00

$0.00

$798.00

$997.50

$0.00

$798.00

Total Nett Programme Fee Payable, Including GST, after additional funding from the various funding schemes

$4,269.30

$1,280.79

$482.79

$283.29

$1,280.79

$482.79

1 For more information about the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy, click here.
2 For more information about the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme, click here
3 For more information about the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme, click here.

*Terms and Conditions

  • ​Participants are required to complete at least 75% attendance as part of the course requirement.
  • Participants are required to complete all quizzes, surveys and feedbacks related to the course.
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Core Focus

Fintech Landscape

  • New technologies currently deployed by FinTech disruptors
  • Perspectives from investors, regulators and stakeholders
  • Opportunities and challenges for Fintech disruption

Tech Dives

  • Introduction to cryptocurrencies, crowd funding and ICOs
  • The uses of Blockchain to streamline processes, establish trust and accountability
  • The growing role of Predictive Analytics, Machine Learning and AI in organizations
  • Landscape of mobile solutions and the evolving payment ecosystems
  • The growing importance of cybersecurity in the digital revolution

Fintech in Practice

  • Learn with Fintech pathfinders and success stories in the region
  • Embracing Fintech in your organization

Key Benefits

  • Understand the current Fintech landscape from multiple stakeholder perspectives
  • Learn from on-the-ground experiences of industry players and disruptors
  • Be tech-savvy: Understand the technologies powering the Fintech wave
  • Gain strategic, applicable insights from real-world cases, and bounce ideas with industry peers
  • Recognise mobile/cybersecurity issues, and how to mitigate the risks

Who Should Attend

 Who Should Attend

Designed for leaders and managers in financial institutions and related organisations, who need to understand and prepare for disruptive changes to financial institutions

Past Participants

Participants by Region
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Programme Co-Directors

Jussi Keppo

Jai Arya

Advisor to the Dean, NUS Business School

Jai Arya is an Advisor to the Dean (Corporate Outreach) and Head of Executive Education at NUS Business School. He is also a member of the Board of the UK-based research consultancy, the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF). A former senior banker, Jai Arya was Senior Advisor for Asian Banking to a leading global consultancy firm, and has also consulted on a project basis with the Asian Development Bank. Read full profile

Jussi Keppo

Jussi Keppo

Associate Professor and Co-Director of Business Analytics Center

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Jussi teaches risk management and analytics courses, and directs analytics executive education programmes at NUS Business School. He is also Co-Director of NUS Business Analytics Center. Previously, he taught at the University of Michigan. He has several publications in the top-tier journals such as Journal of Economic Theory, Review of Economic Studies, Management Science, Operations Research, and Journal of Business on topics such as investment analysis, banking regulation, learning, and strategic incentives. His research has been featured also in numerous business and popular publications, including the Wall Street Journal and Fortune.His research has been supported by several Asian, European, and US agencies such as the National Science Foundation. He serves on the editorial boards of Mathematics of Operations Research, Journal of Risk, Production and Operations Management, and Journal of Energy Markets. He has consulted several start-ups, Fortune 100 companies, and financial institutions.

Jai Arya

Jai Arya is an Advisor to the Dean (Corporate Outreach) and Head of Executive Education at NUS Business School. He is also a member of the Board of the UK-based research consultancy, the Official Monetary and Financial Institutions Forum (OMFIF). A former senior banker, Jai Arya was Senior Advisor for Asian Banking to a leading global consultancy firm, and has also consulted on a project basis for the Asian Development Bank.

Prior to this, he worked for Bank of New York Mellon for 27 years and Bank of America for 10 years, in various Asian locations. Before leaving BNY Mellon in April 2014, he was an Executive Vice President and Global Head of their business with sovereign institutions, and Chairman of their Sovereign Advisory Board. In addition he was a member of the bank's Global Operating Committee and Asia Executive Committee.

Earlier roles in BNY Mellon included head of Asia client management and country offices. He holds an MBA from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University, and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Honours) from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University India.

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Teaching Faculty

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Neo Kok Beng

Adjunct Associate Professor, Marketing

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Neo Kok Beng is Adjunct Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore, and teaches new product development, design thinking, business innovations and technology commercialization. He is also on the academic committee and a faculty member of the Singapore‐Stanford Biodesign program, which uses design thinking methodology to develop medical technology innovators. He also teaches innovation policy and technology entrepreneurship at Harvard University.

Previous Guest Speakers & Instructors

Zelda Anthony

Head of Blockchain, ASEAN IBM

Zelda Anthony is IBM’s Head of Blockchain, ASEAN, based in Singapore.
She is responsible for developing IBM’s blockchain business in the ASEAN region including understanding the key blockchain trends and opportunities and how they can benefit IBM’s customers across all industries, developing IBM’s blockchain strategy for the region and building an ecosystem with partners and Fintechs. Read full profile

Henri Arslanian

FinTech & RegTech Lead, PwC Hong Kong, Chairman
Fintech Association of Hong Kong

Henri Arslanian is the PwC FinTech & RegTech Lead for Hong Kong, the Chairman of the FinTech Association of Hong Kong and an Adjunct Associate Professor at the University of Hong Kong where he teaches the first FinTech university course in Asia. Read full profile

Mike Cowans

Regional Sales Director, Asia Pacific Ripple

Mike Cowans leads Ripple's commercial team and activities across Asia Pacific as Ripple's Regional Sales Director, based in Singapore. Read full profile

Sopnendu Mohanty

Sopnendu Mohanty

Chief FinTech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Sopnendu Mohanty is responsible for creating development strategies, public infrastructure and regulatory policies around technology innovation. Mohanty has spent over 20 years in various leadership roles globally in technology, finance and innovation. Read full profile

Mikko Niemelä

Mikko Niemelä

President & CEO, Kinkayo Chairman, Silverskin

Mikko S. Niemelä is president and CEO of Kinkayo, a Singapore-based cyber intelligence agency. He is also chairman of Silverskin, a cyberattack company, and author of Anatomy of a Cyberattack. As a serial entrepreneur, Mikko lives for startup heavy lifting by creating technologies and solutions from scratch. Read full profile

Mikko Niemelä

Tobias Puehse

Vice President, Mastercard Labs, Asia Pacific

Mr. Puehse leads innovation management at Mastercard Labs Asia Pacific and our newly founded Mastercard Labs India. In this role, he is responsible for activities that help generate and launch breakthrough, innovative ideas, both internally and in collaboration with our key external partners. Read full profile

Steven Scheurmann

Steven Scheurmann

Watson Financial Services Solutions, Asia Pacific

With 25 years of experience across Asia Pacific & Japan, Steven Scheurmann has held senior management, governmental, pre-sales, and project direction positions for large MNCs, a leading finance and banking consultancy firm, and a major ERP software supplier to the mining, oil and gas industry. Read full profile

Pranav Seth

SVP, Digital & Innovation (E-Business Transformation and Fintech & Innovation group, The Open Vault@OCBC) OCBC Bank

Pranav spearheads the fintech and innovation efforts for the OCBC group and oversees the digital business and transformation for the group's consumer business. Read full profile

Suresh V Shankar

Founder,Crayon Data

Big data & Analytics evangelist, whose 1st startup RedPill Analytics was acquired by IBM. Now a 2nd time entrepreneur with CrayonData, with a bold vision to simplify the world's choices using our unique cross-category Taste Graph that maps a billion tastes of consumers across the world. Read full profile

Rahul Shinghal

Rahul Shinghal

Managing Director of Southeast Asia and Head of Merchant Support for APAC, Paypal

Rahul Shinghal is the Managing Director of Southeast Asia for PayPal. He is responsible for expanding the company’s geographic reach and establishing PayPal as an online and mobile payments leader in the fast-growing markets of Southeast Asia. Read full profile

Veiverne Yuen

Veiverne Yuen

Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer, tryb Group

Veiverne Yuen is Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder of tryb. He is a Private Equity professional previously a Vice President at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC Pte Ltd). At the GIC, Veiverne was a founding member of the Integrated Strategies Group, a direct investment team focused on large and structured deals in private equity, PIPEs and credit. Read full profile

Tobias Puehse

Tobias Puehse is the Vice President, Mastercard Labs, Asia Pacific.

Mr. Puehse leads innovation management at Mastercard Labs Asia Pacific and our newly founded Mastercard Labs India. In this role, he is responsible for activities that help generate and launch breakthrough, innovative ideas, both internally and in collaboration with our key external partners. Through the first Mastercard Labs dedicated to India, he and his team are shaping the future of digital payments and financial inclusion in this important growth market. His focus spans ideation through business case development & launch, both developing new propositions and determining which opportunities make the most sense for Mastercard and its partners to pursue & incubate. Most recently, Mr. Puehse was named to Next Bank’s Top 100 leaders in Asia’s fintech scene which recognizes people shaping finance across Asia and beyond.

Prior to joining Mastercard, Mr. Puehse 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.

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

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Pranav Seth

Pranav spearheads the fintech and innovation efforts for the OCBC group and oversees the digital business and transformation for the group's consumer business.

He is responsible for the overall formulation and execution of the digital, innovation and artificial intelligence strategy and driving business results from digital initiatives.

Prior to joining OCBC Bank, Pranav worked with McKinsey and Co.

He stays passionate about the intersection and interplay of technology, society and management.

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Mike Cowans

Mike Cowans leads Ripple's commercial team and activities across Asia Pacific as Ripple's Regional Sales Director, based in Singapore.

With a well-established track record in the technology industry spanning more than 15 years, Mike has previously led sales teams at IBM, FileNet, and Interwoven, and has significant experience supporting large, global banks with the launch and integration of transformational technologies.

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Suresh V Shankar

ig data & Analytics evangelist, whose 1st startup RedPill Analytics was acquired by IBM.

Now a 2nd time entrepreneur with CrayonData, with a bold vision to simplify the world's choices using our unique cross-category Taste Graph that maps a billion tastes of consumers across the world.

Crayon is creating a 'personalisation choice-to-commerce' platform' called Maya. Maya is in deployment at leading credit card players in the US, UAE, India and S E Asia, and in leading airlines and hotels in the UK and UAE. Maya has created 6x value for its clients, and has been voted in the top 5 in the IBM Watson developer challenge, as well as in the top 40 personalisation Engines by Gartner.

Loves working with sparky people who see things as they think it should be not as they are; with daring clients who are willing to create the future; and courageous investors who are putting their monies behind our ideas for world domination.

Work life: 31+ years.
Entrepreneur (again): Founder of Crayon Data, a big data start-up out to simplify the world's choices. Corporate career (again): Global Analytics Practice/business leader for IBM GPS from 2009-11. Entrepreneur: CEO, RedPill Solutions, sold to IBM in 2009. Corporate career: ABN AMRO A-P, Y&R A-P, JWT Fulcrum, JWT India.....

Experience on clients and brands like Citibank, ABN AMRO, Unilever, Pepsico, Pond's... Consulting assignments and clients include: Emirates Airlines, Hewlett-Packard, Nokia, Motorola, Standard Chartered Bank, MasterCard Avisors, Microsoft, Bank Danamon, Samba, ABu Dhabi ISlamic Bank, Al-Rajhi Bank, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Kasikorn Bank, Siam Commercial Bank, Bank Ayuthayya, Bank Central Asia, Bank Internasional Indonesia, DTAC, Telekom Malaysia, Celcom, Eon Motors Malaysia, etc

Specialties: big data and analytics, entrepreneurship, customer management strategy, segment marketing, experience branding, marketing strategy, brand consulting, innovation, business strategy

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Zelda Anthony

Zelda Anthony is IBM’s Head of Blockchain, ASEAN, based in Singapore.

She is responsible for developing IBM’s blockchain business in the ASEAN region including understanding the key blockchain trends and opportunities and how they can benefit IBM’s customers across all industries, developing IBM’s blockchain strategy for the region and building an ecosystem with partners and Fintechs.

Prior to the Blockchain leadership role, Zelda was Head of Payments for APAC at IBM and prior to that she spent 7 years at SWIFT where she held roles including, Head of Compliance products APAC, Head of ASEAN, Head of New Customers APAC and Head of Oceania.

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Henri Arslanian

Before joining PwC, Henri was with a FinTech start-up and previously spent many years with UBS Investment Bank in Hong Kong. Henri started his career as a financial markets and funds lawyer in Canada and Hong Kong.

With over 400,000 LinkedIn followers, Henri has been awarded many industry and academic awards over the years from being regularly named one of the Most Influential Individuals in FinTech in Asia to being awarded the Governor General of Canada Gold Medal for Academic Excellence.

Henri was also recognized as one of the Global 2017 LinkedIn Top Voices in Economy & Finance and is regularly featured on TV, radio and written press including Bloomberg, CNBC, The Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.

Henri is also a TEDx speaker, a published author, and currently sits on several finance, academic, government, civil society, and FinTech related boards and advisory boards globally including the Hong Kong regulator’s SFC FinTech Advisory Group, the Hong Kong government’s FSDC Fintech working group and the International RegTech Association’s board.

Henri speaks five languages including English, French, Armenian, Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

He holds a Masters in Chinese Law from Tsinghua University; a joint Global Executive MBA from Columbia Business School, London Business School, and Hong Kong University; a Masters in Transnational Law from the University of Sherbrooke; and a Bachelor of Law from the University of Montreal (Dean’s List of Excellence).

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Sopnendu Mohanty

Sopnendu Mohanty is responsible for creating development strategies, public infrastructure and regulatory policies around technology innovation. Mohanty has spent over 20 years in various leadership roles globally in technology, finance and innovation. He has co-authored several patented works in area of retail distribution of the financial sector.

Mohanty extensively engages with ecosystems of various jurisdictions on innovation, policy making and tech enabled financial services. He is on the Institutional Investor’s list of influential FinTech global dealmakers. Mohanty has been recognised internationally as a FinTech thought leader and he was recently named the Market Reformer of the Year by IFL, Euromoney.

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Mikko Niemelä

Mikko S. Niemelä is president and CEO of Kinkayo, a Singapore-based cyber intelligence agency. He is also chairman of Silverskin, a cyberattack company, and author of Anatomy of a Cyberattack. As a serial entrepreneur, Mikko lives for startup heavy lifting by creating technologies and solutions from scratch. He has been ranked among the top 100 cybersecurity influencers, and in 2017, his company was nominated for the second time in a row for the Cybersecurity 500 list, a global compilation of the hottest and most innovative cybersecurity companies.

During his career, Mikko has focused on security testing and auditing information systems, security leadership and management, incident response and digital forensics, cyber defence and exploit development.

Prior to this, Mikko was a trainer for law enforcement agencies such as Interpol, the armed forces and a number of intelligence agencies. He is currently the program director for the Hands-on cybersecurity manager program at the University of Free State.

Mikko is currently researching cyber exposure and cyberattacks and their implications for decision making at both the management and board levels. He previously developed a security metrics model for assessing an organization’s internal security controls. Mikko also holds a patent in cryptography.

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Steven Scheurmann

With 25 years of experience across Asia Pacific & Japan, Steven Scheurmann has held senior management, governmental, pre-sales, and project direction positions for large MNCs, a leading finance and banking consultancy firm, and a major ERP software supplier to the mining, oil and gas industry. Steven is currently responsible for leading and working with a team of subject-matter experts and business partners that address the challenges associated with: Anti-Money Laundering (AML), Combating Financing of Terrorists (CFT) and Politically-Exposed Persons (PEP).

His team works with end-customers leveraging deep insights, machine learning and Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies, preventing Cyber Crime, real-time fraudulent transactions and the associated challenges of adopting mobile solutions. While one of the objectives is to address the risk and exposure attributable to technology adoption, the team understands the importance of helping organisations leverage technology to grow the business and deliver a truly special customer experience.

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Rahul Shinghal

Rahul Shinghal is the Managing Director of Southeast Asia for PayPal. He is responsible for expanding the company’s geographic reach and establishing PayPal as an online and mobile payments leader in the fast-growing markets of Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore, he drives PayPal’s business strategy, sales, partnerships and merchant adoption of PayPal’s newest payment innovations to transform commerce in the region. Under his lead, the SEA merchant base has grown three-fold and its business has more than doubled to become one of the fastest growing business units in APAC.

In addition to his Southeast Asia role, Rahul also heads up the Merchant Support team for PayPal across Asia Pacific. This involves leading merchant operations, telesales and partner sales to create exceptional customer experience while collaborating with the markets to achieve sales targets through telesales. In his eight years at PayPal, he has headed up Mobile Payments and served as acting leader for Japan Merchant Services. Rahul was also the Regional Head of Strategic Industry Verticals for PayPal Asia Pacific, where he was responsible for building a center of excellence and customized strategy for key verticals such as digital content, travel and fashion. In this role, Rahul was charged with leading a team of industry experts whose mandate was to understand the unique requirements of each vertical and work towards creating a tailored value proposition for PayPal's customers in these markets.

Rahul has nearly 20 years of experience in the payments and online commerce market in APAC . Prior to joining PayPal, he was the Head of Mobile and Internet Services at NETS Singapore and the Asia Pacific Sales Director for SmartTrust, where he was tasked to drive the adoption of mobile transaction services on a regional level.

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Veiverne Yuen

Veiverne Yuen is Chief Investment Officer & Co-Founder of tryb. He is a Private Equity professional previously a Vice President at the Government of Singapore Investment Corporation (GIC Pte Ltd). At the GIC, Veiverne was a founding member of the Integrated Strategies Group, a direct investment team focused on large and structured deals in private equity, PIPEs and credit. During his 5 years at GIC, Veiverne led and worked on over US$5billion in deals across a broad range of sectors such as financial services, technology, infrastructure and commodities.

Prior to his time at the GIC, Veiverne led of Rabobank’s Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory desk in South East Asia. In this role, he led multiple deals including the China-Singapore Jilin Food Zone and the Northern Corridor Economic Region in Malaysia. Veiverne’s team also provided regular commodity price forecasts used the bank for trade finance, equities and credit activities. Veiverne has also held roles at the Monetary Authority of Singapore in Capital Markets Supervision, and Rolls-Royce plc in the United Kingdom as a design engineer.

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