Shantanu Sengupta, Head, Consumer Banking Group, DBS Bank India

"We have seen a significant amount of action in the fintech space in India - competition is no longer limited to banks, the competition today is with the banks and fintech providers; the entry of the disruptors has helped the overall ecosystem by driving awareness and inquisitiveness in customers to try new-age digital solutions..."

8th Annual Technology & Innovation – the Future of Banking & Financial Services, Auckland

This annual event will bring together 300+ senior executives including CIOs, CTOs, CMOs and Divisional Heads of IT, Retail Banking, Digital, Customer, Data, Mobile and Channels. Speakers from New Zealand's leading financial services organisations will drive dynamic conversation around the opportunities and challenges shaping the market today, and map out tomorrow’s innovative advancements in business-enabled technology.

9th Annual Technology & Innovation – the Future of Banking & Financial Services

This annual event will bring together more than 450 of the industry’s elite executives including CIOs, CTOs, CMOs and Divisional Heads of IT, Retail Banking, Digital, Customer, Data, Mobile and Channels. Speakers from Australia's leading financial services organisations will drive dynamic conversation around the opportunities and challenges shaping the market today, and map out tomorrow’s innovative advancements in business-enabled technology.

We still have opportunities to capitalise on our outstanding agenda, to get involved please contact Kelly Purcell, Sales Director:

T: +61 2 8484 0955, M: +61 423 846 417, E: kellyp@fst.net.au

 

FutureTech Kuala Lumpur 2017

A high-level, by-invitation only event for over 100 senior technology executives across industries including financial services, retail, telecommunciations, government, manufacturing, health and utilities. The new hybrid conference format will feature keynote presentations and panel session from industry thought-leaders, as well as two streams of peer-to-peer roundtable sessions consisting five rotations of thought-provoking discussions on bleeding-edge solutions for financial services and enterprise industries respectively to advance in today's business technology.

Future of Financial Services, Sydney

Join us on 9+10 November as we bring you a jam-packed two-day agenda featuring prominent technology and digital executives from CBA, Westpac, ANZ, NAB, ING Direct, UBank, Bankwest, BBVA (Spain) and Starling Bank (UK) and more that are implementing the future of financial services today.

This year’s conference will focus on bringing you valuable expert insights on Open Banking, artificial intelligence (AI), digital customer experiences, blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies, cyber-security, and other emerging technologies that will transform the financial industry in the years to come.

The two-stream design on day one allows you to tailor your afternoon and engage with specialist knowledge hubs for focused and in-depth analysis on Blockchain & Payments; and Cloud & Data Centres. Day two will provide a deep-dive into Digital & Customer Experience transformation.

 

Blockchain has introduced a flurry of discussions and experimentations across the world. When Bitcoin, based on blockchain, grabbed headlines as a major cryptocurrency, it ignited discussions on the future of this new technology.

Today, the discussions at banks have gone past Bitcoin and cryptocurrency. Many are looking at various implementations and use cases, and examining the role of blockchain in streamlining key processes and make them more cost-efficient and immutable.

"We are encouraging experimentation and iteration; people won’t get it right the first time and they should not be admonished for that..."

The peak body, Innovation Australia, has added two new international experts to its advisory board, drawing on industry know-how from the US and Israel.

With close to 30 million devices sold in the second quarter of 2016, India has the fastest-growing smartphone network in the world, according to the International Data Corporation.

FST Media: What are your business and digital priorities for the next 6 months?

Flutey: From a business perspective, our focus can be condensed to grow our userbase and to capture 10 per cent of the domestic market before turning our attention abroad.