An interview with Abhijit Singh, Head of Retail Bank Technology, ICICI Bank15/12/2015 Who’s Who
FST Media: What technology or innovation will be the single biggest game changer for retail banking in the year ahead? Singh: In an ever-evolving technology space, identifying a single biggest game changer is a tough task, as today’s game...
An interview with Mark Fordree, Chief Executive Officer, Ignition Wealth08/12/2015 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your key priorities for the next 12 to 18 months? Fordree: Our priorities are to build the Ignition Wealth brand with the key attributes of trust, smart technology, value and service. What we are doing now is looking at the...
An interview with Arthur Wong, Head of IT, China Construction Bank07/12/2015 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your key priorities for the next 12 to 18 months? Wong: We have three IT priorities in the next 12 to 18 months for CCB Asia. Firstly, developing a new breed of applications to facilitate the growth of cross-border business...
An interview with Gerben Visser, Co-founder of The Singapore Fintech Consortium27/11/2015 Who’s Who
FST Media: What was your vision behind The Singapore Fintech Consortium and how did it first begin? Visser: We saw a clear disconnect between the large legacy players and what was happening in the domain of grassroots startups, so we wanted to...
An interview with Dave Curran, Group Chief Information Officer, Westpac23/11/2015 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your IT investment priorities for the next 12 to 18 months? Curran: First of all, may I start by saying how excited I am to have a CEO who is so tech-savvy and who, from his first day on the job, has recognised the importance...
An interview with Janos Barberis, Janos Barberis, founder of Fintech HK and the SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator24/11/2015 Who’s Who
FST Media: What was your vision behind The SuperCharger Fintech Accelerator Program? Barberis: The SuperCharger stands for a vision and a belief. The current fintech industry emerged out of the 2008 financial crisis and whilst “fintech” is a new...
An interview with Banjo's CEO Andrew Colliver, Chief Executive Officer, Banjo17/11/2015 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your key priorities for the next 12 to 18 months? Colliver: Our key priorities are to become an embedded credible funding option for small and medium business owners across Australia when they wish to grow their business. Our...
An interview with Steve Monaghan, Regional Director and Head of Edge, AIA17/11/2015 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your key priorities for the next 12 to 18 months? Monaghan: The objective of our AIA Edge team is to explore new sources of competitive advantage for AIA. It is an internal team, mandated to promote business innovation...
An Interview with Joe Chan, General Manager, Commercial Banking Division, Dah Sing Bank07/11/2015 Who’s Who
FST Media: Is commercial banking facing the same disruption as retail banking, and how is Dah Sing Bank using technology to stay relevant? Chan: Successful businesses understand the need for using technology to stay relevant and be competitive....
An interview with Vaughn Richtor, Chief Executive Officer, ING Direct10/11/2015 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your key priorities over the next 12 to 18 months? Richtor: Our first priority is trying to always do the right thing by our customers – that means making it easier for them to manage their money, and to make the right...
An interview with Anastasia Cammaroto, Chief Information Officer, BT Financial Group05/11/2015 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your IT priorities for the next 12 to 18 months? Cammaroto: Looking at the fast-moving world of technology trends and capabilities with the startup mindset, a key priority for me is to bring into BT Financial Group new...
An interview with Michael Leung, CIO & COO, China CITIC Bank International Limited30/10/2015 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your IT investment priorities for the next 12 to 18 months? Leung: The next 12 to 18 months will see CITIC Bank investing significantly in revamping, and in some cases rebuilding, our technology infrastructure and systems...
An interview with ME's CIO Mark Gay, Chief Information Officer, ME28/10/2015 Who’s Who
FST Media: What is the ‘holy grail’ that is yet to be delivered in financial services? Gay: Banks have processes, customers have lives and technology companies have mastered customer experience. When was the last course you did on ‘how to use’...
An Interview with Dah Sing Bank's COO Edmund Poon, Chief Operating Officer, Dah Sing Bank26/10/2015 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your IT priorities for the next 12 to 18 months? Poon: Our IT priorities are to upgrade our core banking system for more efficient operations and a better overall customer experience. The facelift focuses on introducing new...
An interview with Westpac's Phil Gray, Director of Westpac’s The Garage19/10/2015 Who’s Who
FST Media: What is your vision for The Garage, in terms of helping Westpac think and act like a startup? Gray: Westpac is Australia’s first company and we are 200 years old in 2017. Our new CEO, Brian Hartzer, coined this mantra of how we need to...