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...
An interview with ING Direct's Simon Andrews, COO, ING Direct Australia13/10/2015 Who’s Who
FST Media: What is the ‘holy grail’ that is yet to be delivered in financial services? Andrews: The ‘holy grail’ in financial services is when you have the intersection of an issue or a problem with a business’ imperative to get the technology to...
An interview with Iswaraan Suppiah, Group Chief Information & Operations Officer, CIMB Group13/10/2015 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your IT priorities for the next 12 to 18 months? Suppiah: The banking sector is going through an exciting time of tremendous change, due to a rapid advancement in new technology. Technology is enabling financial innovation at...
An interview with Dirk Hofman, Managing Director, Credit Savvy07/10/2015 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your key priorities over the next 12 to 18 months? Hofman: We have a number of key priorities for the next 12 to 18 months. Firstly, we want to help Australians understand the importance of monitoring and managing their...
An interview with Satinder Ahluwalia, Chief Risk Officer for Bank Danamon02/10/2015 Who’s Who
FST Media: How significant of an issue is fraud detection and what are Bank Danamon’s greatest challenges around regulatory compliance and reporting in the next five years? Ahluwalia: Fraud is a very significant risk in the Indonesian banking...