Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS Group, opened the event with an entertaining welcome address to a full plenary room. Gupta discussed how Asian megatrends are driving transformation and will drive the future of the industry. Gupta also touched on the importance of the sharing economy and leveraging big data.
Innotribe’s Future of Money session was another success, bringing together the Innotribe and Payments streams. Meanwhile, the Technology Forum facilitated discussion and debate on how to safeguard technology whilst adapting to new innovations and enriching business.
The Market Infrastructures Forum discussed whether market infrastructures are really meeting the needs of their clients. And Alain Raes, SWIFT’s APAC and EMEA CEO kicked off the Standards Forum by underlining the importance of consistency and investment in standards.
With 180 stands across two floors, the exhibition space is proving popular, facilitating networking opportunities for some of the most notable banks and technology providers in the sector.
As always, Microsoft has a strong presence at the event, and is this year focusing on empowering financial services in the digital world. Under this umbrella, the company is showcasing its digital bank offering, as well as highlighting the importance of risk and analytics. It is also demonstrating how its Digital Crimes Unit is working to tackle cybercrime.
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