The Future of the Fittest:
How Asia’s Financial Institutions will Revamp, Rebuild
and Reinvest Beyond 2021

March 24 - March 26, 2021

The Future of the Fittest:
How Asia’s Financial Institutions will Revamp, Rebuild and Reinvest Beyond 2021

The epic story of recovery in Asia/Pacific financial services is already being created. Lessons of many crises in the past have served to point the financial services industry to the most likely outcomes out of the current debacle. Experience obviously helps.
 
At the onset of 2021, banks, insurance, and capital market firms are already racing – and racing fervently – to fill in the gaps exposed by a growing credit risk event, taking opportunities emerging from hyper-transacting and hyper-digital customers and remaking business models to ensure that respond to the times. The fittest of them all will win the future.
 
Just like in a game of chess, it is vital for financial services institutions to reconfigure, relook at the current pieces and outthink the opponents in order to outplay and win. Join us at the AFSC by exchanging best practices with your peers to be the fittest and win the future.


3

DAYS




500 +

ATTENDEES FROM FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS



1000+

VIEWS ACROSS APAC



30 +

INDUSTRY EXPERT SPEAKERS


Agenda Highlights:

  • Crisis and Recovery Analytics fit for 2021
  • Culture of Risk and Response in Financial Services
  • New Definitions of Fitness in Asia's Best Financial Institutions
  • FinTech: Not Just About Challenger Banks Anymore
  • Financial Insights Innovation Awards and the Fittest 2021 Program
  • Lending Excellence: Decisioning, Alternative Data, and Orchestration
  • The Big Shifts in Banking, Insurance, and Capital Markets
  • The Regionalization of China's FinTech
  • Next-Generation Digital Core
  • Cloud Underpinning the Platform of Recovery
  • Rebuilding Open Banking

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IDC AFSC 2021 Agenda



Time Event & Speakers

**AFSC 2021 Official Trailers & IDC Research Keynote

IDC Opening Keynote and AFSC 2021 Official Trailers will be released on 15 March

Speaker: Cyrus Daruwala, Managing Director, Financial Services and Fintech, IDC Asia/Pacific

IDC Research Keynote will be released on 23 March

Speaker: Michael Araneta, Associate Vice President, Head of Advisory & Research, IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific

IDC Research Keynote will be released on 26 March

A China Perspective on The Future of the Fittest

Speaker: Eric Gao, Research Director, China, IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific

More Prudence and Empathy Will Drive the Next Course of Digital Innovation in Insurance

Speaker: Arpita Mitra, Senior Research Manager, IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific

The 4 Implications and Successes of Agile and DevOps (A.DO)

Speaker: Clay Miller, Senior Executive Advisor, IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific

Developing Smart Relationship with Customer At Scale

Speaker: Handojo Hendra Triyanto, Senior Research Manager, IDC Financial Insights

Digital Banking in Asia Pacific: A New Benchmark in Asian Financial Services

Speaker: Darshiniy Selvaratnam, Senior Market Analyst, IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific

 

09:00

Episode 1: Welcome and Opening Remarks

Cyrus Daruwala
Managing Director, IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific
09:05

Episode 2: Survey on Revamping Digital

Michael Araneta
Associate Vice President, Head of Advisory & Research, IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific
Nick Wilde
Managing Director, Thought Machine

An online questionnaire of 10 multiple-choice questions will be released to kickstart the day, and the results will be revealed during the Finale.

09:20

Episode 3: The ‘3Es’ for a Successful Core Banking Transformation

Andrew Tan
Group Managing Director, Silverlake Axis
09:50

Episode 4: Scaling AI in Banking

Richard Jones
Vice President, Asia Pacific, Dataiku

The financial services industry has long been an early adopter of cutting edge technology. From digital ticker tapes to algorithmic trading, Institutions have recognized that better data helps make better decisions and deliver against the bottom line. With Artificial Intelligence as the next frontier for financial services, is data readiness still a concern? Whilst predictive analytics and machine learning claim to already creating value; as more AI applications come to market, how will the industry adapt to the inclusiveness of talents to focus their efforts?

10:20

Episode 5: Strategic Imperative for Being Digital-First

Irene Xu
Industry Principal in Banking, SAS Global Industry Practice, Asia Pacific

In IDC's latest report released in Dec 2020, it's cited that financial services spending on AI in APAC will reach $4.29 billion in 2024, 22.1% CAGR in 2019 - 2024 period. It's also noted the most adoption of AI in user/data interaction and learning technologies as the incumbent banks and digital banking accelerate the race of being Digital-First. Join this session on how to solve real business problems and deliver tangible value with openness, speed, agility and scalability.

Key topics include:

  • Real-time decision making under the race of Digital-first, with omni-access in 2021
  • Key focus areas of Risk management, Fraud, Compliance, and Customer Experience
  • Learn how the leading banks in Asia Pacific tap on new technologies to unleash the power of data and analytics

 

10:50

Episode 6: Digital Core – A Competitive, Not Just Cost, Advantage

Michael Araneta
Associate Vice President, Head of Advisory & Research, IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific
Nick Wilde
Managing Director, Thought Machine
11:20

Episode 7: Innovations in Financial Services: The Road Ahead – Key Business & Technology Trends

Sanjeev Kumar
Chief Technology Officer, Financial Services & Head of Data Management Strategy, Dell Technologies
15:30

Episode 8: Accelerating Time to Value – Banking Virtualization

Linda Bolton
Principal Value Engineer, Global Strategic Consulting, Citrix

The Citrix talk aims to provide insight into the need and value of accelerating FSI IT Digital investment post covid. It identifies why is it important, and what FSI businesses are doing to focus on being competitive and staying FIT. It looks at ways Financial Services businesses and banks can incorporate not only IT cost savings, but risk reductions, revenue growth, strategic growth and IT sustainability into their return on technology investment. Use case examples will be examined on the future of retail banking to identify value with technology.

16:00

Episode 9: Deploying Hybrid Cloud? Modernize Your Network Infrastructure with Security and Sustainability in Mind

Nilson Gabela
Manager, Data Center, Global Market Development, Corning Optical Communications

When operating a hybrid cloud environment, the underlying network connecting compute, switching and storage assets frequently gets overlooked. However, with each minute of network downtime costing an average of USD $7,900, whether your IT assets are located within an on-premise data center, or within a colocation data center, the performance of the network is more important than ever.

With fiber optic infrastructure providing far greater performance and reliability than copper, fiber dominates the physical layer of the data center. This session explains how future ready data centers can adopt networking infrastructure enabling your network to meet today’s performance and security requirements, while providing a future-ready migration path to your hybrid cloud environment of tomorrow.

16:30

Episode 10: Re-inventing Cybersecurity Infrastructure: Focus on Network Defense Capabilities is of Paramount Importance for Success in Digital Growth

Arpita Mitra
Senior Research Manager, IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific
Sharat Nautiyal
Senior Cybersecurity Solutions Architect, ExtraHop
Ramesh Narayanaswamy
Chief Technology Officer, Aditya Birla Capital

Every organization gets compromised – it’s how fast you detect and respond to an incident that counts. This is especially important when you look at trends like the overnight move to remote work, the rise in encrypted traffic and acceleration of cloud, as well as, the proliferation of enterprise IoT that have expanded the attacked surface and complicated the job of security professionals. We’ll explore those trends and the opportunity that lay ahead for security teams post-compromise to prevent an event that results in an outage or incident from becoming a full-scale data breach.

17:00

Episode 11: Finale of Day 1 - Revamp

Michael Araneta
Associate Vice President, Head of Advisory & Research, IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific
Nick Wilde
Managing Director, Thought Machine

Financial Insights will conclude the day through a live discussion with the audience on the key insights obtained.

IDC Financial Insights Analysts


Speakers

Meet IDC’s top analysts and industry experts for the region, all under one roof.

Cyrus Daruwala

Managing Director, IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific

Michael Araneta

Associate Vice President, Head of Advisory & Research, IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific

Andrew Tan

Group Managing Director, Silverlake Axis

Richard Jones

Vice President, Asia Pacific, Dataiku

Irene Xu

Industry Principal in Banking, SAS Global Industry Practice, Asia Pacific

Nick Wilde

Managing Director, Thought Machine

Sanjeev Kumar

Chief Technology Officer, Financial Services & Head of Data Management Strategy, Dell Technologies

Linda Bolton

Principal Value Engineer, Global Strategic Consulting, Citrix

Nilson Gabela

Manager, Data Center, Global Market Development, Corning Optical Communications

Arpita Mitra

Senior Research Manager, IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific


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