'Fintech: The Future of Banking?,' Ian Pollari, Partner, Head of Banking & Co-Lead of Global Fintech, KPMG Australia15/03/2017 Executive Columns
“We have to have the mindset of a fintech company”; “We need to think and act like a 200-year-old start-up”; “If we don’t innovate, we’re toast”. These statements from Australian bank CEOs highlight three strategic implications for the future of the...
An Interview with Albertus Hendro, Head of Digital & Channel Management, ANZ Indonesia11/03/2017 Who’s Who
FST Media: Where will digital payments be in 2018? Hendro: Mobile payment is still choice while most everybody is using smartphone. While keeping it as simple within the smartphone, to make it secured and convenient will be the main choice of the...
'Pushing the barriers with fintech,' Kendall Flutey, Co-Founder & Chief Executive, Banqer03/03/2017 Executive Columns
You could be forgiven for underestimating New Zealand’s FinTech ecosystem. Like most things in New Zealand that don’t include an oval shaped ball, FinTech is largely rendered insignificant to the masses. As Peter Fletcher-Dobson, Digital Advisor to...
An Interview with Arthur Wong, General Manager & Head of IT, China Construction Bank03/03/2017 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities for the next 6 months? Wong: Here are top 3 business/digital priorities for the coming 6 months: One business strategy of CCBA is to sustain our growth by maintaining our market...
An Interview with Donna-Maree Vinci, GE Enterprise Solutions, Chief Operations Digital & Information, Bank of Queensland24/02/2017 Who’s Who
Hear about building technology resistence from Donna-Maree at the Future of Security conferences in Melbourne on March 7th, and Sydney on March 9th FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities for the next 6 months?...
An Interview with Leonardo Koesmanto, Executive Director & Head of Digital Banking, DBS Bank24/02/2017 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your digital and business priorities for the next 6 months? Koesmanto: At DBS, we foster a culture of innovation in an organization that has more than 22,000 employees. The key is to ensure that...
An Interview with Matt Lowth, Chief Information Officer, MLC Life Insurance18/02/2017 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities for the next 6 months? Lowth: We're part way through a massive technology transformation, which has come about as part of Nippon Life’s majority acquisition of our business. This...
An Interview with Avner Ziv, Chief Information Officer & Head of Technology Division, Bank of Israel18/02/2017 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities for the next 6 months? Ziv: The Bank of Israel was part of a comprehensive reform in the retail banking system over the last year, together with the Ministry of Finance and the Knesset...
An Interview with Peter Deans, Chief Risk Officer, Bank of Queensland10/02/2017 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities for the next 6 months? Deans: Rapid advances in technology, changing and increasing customer expectations, as well as the competitive dynamic in the Australian banking industry, is seeing...
An Interview with Ovidiu Olea, Founder & Chief Executive, Valoot Technologies Limited10/02/2017 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities for the next 6 months? Olea: The next 6 months will be extremely critical as a young start-up. We aim to have live clients across all our product lines in Hong Kong and thereafter to set...
'Radical change for finance starts with transformation of self', Bem Le Hunte, Associate Professor, University of Technology Sydney08/02/2017 Executive Columns
It’s heartening to see how innovation is being embraced by all industries, not just as a ‘thrive or die’ imperative but as a life-enhancing exploration of possibilities. Creative thinking is spreading far past the traditional creative industries,...
Untangling the IoT security mess07/02/2017 Roundtables
Internet of Things (IoT) promises an era of automation and machine learning that will change the way we live and work. While self-driving cars, robot-managed factories and refrigerators that order groceries are often the first...
An interview with Jansen Simanullang, Head of IT and E-Channels, Bank Rakyat Indonesia04/02/2017 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities for the next 6 months? Simanullang: The two most important things in the past that will greatly influence set our priorities in the nearest future are: Indonesian government along...
An Interview with Tony Forward, Chief Information Officer (Australia & New Zealand), QBE Insurance27/01/2017 Who’s Who
FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities for the next 6 months? Forward: Technology and digital platforms have always been a priority for QBE in Australia and New Zealand. For example, we were the first to market with an online...
'Adapting to digitally-disrupted industries', Mary James, Chief Information Officer, Bank Danamon Indonesia27/01/2017 Executive Columns
Banks are part of the ‘digitally disrupted’ industries, and we can understand why. Banks are mired in legacy technology. Trying to migrate to new and emerging technologies, while being hindered by legacy and regulation can appear to be a...