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Passionate about technology driven businesses and applications in areas of social sharing, cloud services, web and mobile. Experienced in managing corporate scale projects to improve end user experience, drive business growth and profits. Rich know-how and knowledge of business frameworks, software and technology. Winner of the Group Operations & Technology Global Innovation Competition for the most innovative idea on Gamification Board Member of HKUST – DDP Program,...

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Arvid Swartsenburg is a senior banker with over two decades experience as a financial services practitioner and consultant across Europe, US, Africa and Asia. Arvid currently is Head of Digital Strategy & Transformation for UOB where he sup[ports the wider banks’ vision to build the future of ASEAN leveraging digital to disrupt the conventional banking model. From 2010 to 2020, Arvid was a Principal at Arete...

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Debra Burford is a highly accomplished and visionary insurance professional, known for her exceptional leadership and unwavering commitment to delivering outstanding insurance solutions to the market. As the Chief Underwriting Officer for the Asia-Pacific region at Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, she brings a wealth of expertise and a track record of success. With her diverse and inclusive team, Debra is at the forefront of integrating sustainability...

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Product leader in Transaction Banking space, in both global and regional settings. Global industry leader in ISO 20022 standards for payments and cash management. Has delivered cash management product propositions in a wide variety of markets, including digital channels, all types of payments and liquidity & account management, with strong commercial track record. Also responsible for launching digital regional supply chain finance and receivables finance solutions....

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Kanishk is a seasoned professional with a proven track record of over 10+ years in driving business growth, maximizing profits, and leading successful start-ups within the banking industry. With expertise in devising global strategies, directing product portfolios, and gaining market share, hehas consistently delivered impactful results. As a visionary leader, Kanishk excels in setting strategic visions and driving executive teams towards achieving them. With a keen...

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Paddy (Padmanabh) Padiyar currently serves as the Executive Director and Head of Transformation (Group Data Office) at OCBC Bank, Singapore. His extensive expertise in Data and Analytics catalyses strategic transformation initiatives that pave the way for monetisation, risk reduction, and productivity enhancement, fostering the Bank's evolution in an increasingly digital landscape. His role involves enhancing data-driven decision-making and fostering a culture of innovation, enabling OCBC...

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Thought leader with a proven track record in leading large scale transformation programs, new product launches, platform buildout and digitization. High passion individual who creates result driven culture through stakeholder buy in and people engagement. Key Highlights: - Digital Transformation: Led complex transformations and transitioning existing manual to digital operations. - Leadership: Ran large scale multi-cultural diverse operations team handling multiple products. - Greenfield Processes: Built green field end-to-end...

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Meital is a highly experienced executive with more than 23 years of expertise in Fintech and Financial Services. Recently, she founded MERA - a consulting firm that specializes in growth and innovation strategies and joined Amdocs in its new endeavor of shaping the future of the Financial Services industry. Throughout her career, Meital has held significant leadership positions, including General Manager and Deputy CEO of...

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