While banks have continued to invest in digital transformation for several years now, few can claim to be truly digital across the board. Managing transformation at scale requires a significant paradigm shift in thinking, designing and executing for change. It requires banks to build new business designs that bridge the digital and physical worlds, and seamlessly embed banking into the lifestyles of their customers.
The purpose of Finacle Conclave 2019, as ever, is to play the role of a catalyst in this journey.
Finacle Conclave 2019 is designed to help banks discover practical insights, potential strategies and solutions, to deliver truly digital transformation at scale. The event presents a handpicked, diverse array of speakers and thought leaders for insightful presentations, interactive panel discussions and much cross learning. In equal balance will be plenty of networking opportunities and a host of vivid experiences, unique to the distinctive destination that is Dubai.
Our Speaker lineup for 2019
Don Free leads Gartner’s research on all aspects of core banking, including thought leadership on market trends, systems and architecture. His research exposes progressive trends for developing successful core banking strategy, while providing practical guidance to navigate core banking migration complexity. With Gartner for 17 years and possessing more than 30 years of core banking experience, Mr. Free commonly advises CIOs, business leaders and architects globally. He has spoken at many high-profile events in more than 50 countries and has led in-house, board-level workshops.
Sridhar has over 25 years of experience in the banking and technology industry and is currently the Chief Information Officer at Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait (ABK). Post the successful core banking transformation program at ABK, Sridhar is leading the efforts in digitization as part of the bank’s senior management team.
Prior to joining ABK, Sridhar held various senior technology positions in Mashreq, UAE. He has led multiple core banking technology transformations across various organizations in his career. Sridhar is a PGDM from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from Andhra University.
Miguel Rio Tinto is Emirates NBD’s Group Chief Information Officer and currently leading its AED 1 billion end-to-end IT transformation.
He brings a track record of international success to the role; leveraging his combination of technology leadership experience in leading banking institutions alongside his advisory background as a Partner at McKinsey and Company.
Before joining Emirates NBD, Miguel led Digital McKinsey’s Iberian office. He advised Europe and Latin America’s largest financial institutions on digital transformation as well as IT strategy, operating models, architecture, cost efficiency, risk and cyber-security.
Earlier, Miguel was the COO and CIO for Novo Banco SA; one of Iberia’s biggest banks and prior to that, CIO for Banco Espirito Santo in Portugal.
Miguel has served on multiple executive boards including for Portugal’s Tranquilidade Insurance Group. He commenced his career at McKinsey and Company’s Lisbon office, and has an MBA from INSEAD, Paris.
Sankarson Banerjee is the Chief Information Officer at RBL Bank. He is an accomplished technology professional with over 23 years of multi-faceted experiences in the industry.
In his current role at RBL Bank, Sankarson is responsible for Information Technology, optimizing legacy IT Systems, identifying and adopting innovation and enabling digital transformation of the Bank. Prior to joining RBL Bank, Sankarson was Chief Technology Officer at the National Stock Exchange. He has worked in both sides of the divide i.e. IT companies like IBM, MPhasis & Accenture – wherein he lead their Technology, Cloud & Mobility practices for India and user organizations like Future Group & IIFL. He has also been part of a venture capital firm helping review technology investments.
Sankarson is an alumnus of IIT Kharagpur & IIM Calcutta.
President and CEO of Bank of the West, Nandita leads an outstanding team of people who believe in redefining banking for a better future.
Bank of the West, a BNP Paribas company, is part of a global network of banks in 72 countries that are making bold choices to leave the planet better off than we found it. Bank of the West is both heavily invested in sustainable energy transition, and is the only major U.S. bank with firm environmental policies in place that preclude the financing of fossil fuels, palm oil, and tobacco, among other industries.
Nandita is one of 2% of female CEOs in banking globally. Her executive team is nearly 40% female, and she holds a strong charter that everyone should be able to be their authentic selves in the workplace.
With over 25 years of experience in banking, she has held several high profile leadership positions in retail banking and payments. Prior to Bank of the West, she held leadership roles at TD Bank, most recently was Executive Vice President and Head of North American Direct Channels at TD Bank. In that role, she was responsible for driving innovation in direct and electronic channels to improve digital adoption and provide customers a unified banking experience in both direct and electronic channels. Previously, she served as Executive Vice President and Head of Consumer Banking at TD Bank in the U.S., where she led product innovation and delivery across all retail channels, spanning more than 1,300 bank locations from Maine to Florida.
A business leader who drives customer-focused results and boldly transforms company performance by working backwards from a digitally reimagined future state vision. A long-time practitioner and teacher of Lean, Agile, and Six Sigma disciplines, fosters an environment of continuous learning and development. Solves vast, complex problems by applying analytics, leveraging human-centered design, and adopting a rapid-cycle test-and-learn approach. Adaptable to a variety of process, technology, and culture-based challenges. An interpersonal mentor who innovates new methodologies while enabling a diverse workforce to achieve unexpected success.
John Ford is an experienced CEO with a track record of delivering strong organic growth and innovation in consecutive roles.
A strong strategy and marketing background drives John to “an outside in approach” to ensure the customer is at the forefront of considerations. John also enjoys challenging the status quo and inspiring his team to continually improve in a competitive environment. Australia Military Bank’s recent banking system conversion was driven by the Bank’s desire to become a modern, nimble and ultimately successful niche bank.
Having worked for a variety of listed banks (e.g. Suncorp / St.George), insurance companies (Suncorp / GIO), building societies and credit unions John gains great satisfaction from leading a member owned organisation with a clear commitment to serving the Defence community.
Outside of his role at Australian Military Bank, John is a director of Shared Lending Pty Ltd which provides a platform to support the syndication of mortgage loans.
John Olesky is Managing Director, Global Co-head of IHS Markit’s Loan Platforms business. He is responsible for the design and strategic direction of multiple industry-leading platforms that facilitate book building, trading, settlement, asset servicing, integration services and reference data. John is also responsible for IHS Markit’s distributed ledger platform which is the foundation of an upcoming next-gen clearance and settlement service.
Mr. Olesky joined Markit in 2010 as part of its acquisition of ClearPar from FIS and is based in New York. He represents IHS Markit in market-wide strategic initiatives and works closely with trading associations, partners and market-leaders across the globe to define solutions that will help drive innovation and greater efficiency.
Mr. Olesky holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Master of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Florida. Most recently, he completed the LEAD program in Corporate Innovation at Stanford University.
Klaas Kruger is an executive at Standard bank with 25 years of experience in IT. Beginning his career as a software engineer, he progressed through multiple technical and managerial roles across various financial services organizations. Klaas steered various teams delivering large core banking transformation programs with the most recent being the Standard Bank Africa core banking programme, across 14 countries in Africa. He has also been instrumental in digitizing the bank in Africa, landing a number of digital capabilities including Moby banker in multiple countries. Having embraced agile methodologies, he has great understanding and appreciation of what it takes to deliver IT across various territories in his role as CIO in Africa and the International portfolio. He enjoys unlocking potential and growing people to drive delivery. Maintaining customer focus and strong business partnerships across multiple stakeholders is something Klaas is passionate about. Klaas lives in South Africa and travels regularly to many international destinations.
Jost serves Application Development & Delivery Professionals, particularly in financial services. As an analyst, he is an expert on a number of architecture and technology topics in global banking, such as off-the-shelf digital banking platforms (including core banking), mobile banking, online banking and omnichannel banking, banking architecture, digital transformation, architecture, and strategy. He also led research into the business and technology aspects of banking in the future (banking in 2023 and 2030).
During his more than 10 years with Forrester, Jost has provided strategic analysis and pragmatic advice to executives, operational-level managers, and architects on topics such as strategy plans, architecture development, governance, and large-scale software development, integration, and deployment. As a conference speaker and quoted expert, Jost has addressed numerous topics, such as industry trends, implementation, and the operation and migration of applications and systems, as well as the economic and strategic issues around these technologies.
Previous Work Experience
Jost came to Forrester through its acquisition of Giga Information Group. Prior to Giga, Jost was director of architecture at DG Bank, where he was responsible for the medium- and long-term development of architecture and related topics and for the definition of the technology part of its multichannel strategy. He was the chairman of the bank’s architecture decision body. Prior to joining DG, Jost worked as a technology consultant for eight years. He was responsible for a consulting practice that ran projects in the architecture and information technology space. Earlier, Jost worked on database systems, operating systems, software development, Unix standardization, and IT security, including contributions to the German and European IT security criteria.
Abhijit Singh is responsible for Strategic initiatives, at ICICI Bank. In his present role, he has successfully implemented Blockchain for Trade and Remittances and ensured that ICICI Bank is the first Bank in India to launch Remittances and Trade on Blockchain. He is a founding member of India Trade Connect Blockchain Consortium. He is anchoring the Blockchain consortium and other advisory forums.
Previously, he was heading Technology Group at ICICI Bank and was responsible for the large-scale Digital/IT transformation at the bank.
Prior to ICICI Bank, he has done CIO and Technology leadership roles at ABN AMRO Bank, Royal Bank of Scotland and ANZ at local, regional and global levels.
Abhijit is an MBA in Finance from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai, India and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from University of Mumbai, India
Porter Erisman was a Vice President at Alibaba Group from 2000-2008 where he saw the company grow from a small apartment into China’s largest e-commerce marketplace. After leaving Alibaba, Porter wrote Alibaba’s World, a bestselling memoir of his experience at the company that was selected as one of the “Best Business Books of 2015” by the Wall Street Journal. He is also the producer and director of the award-winning independent documentary film, Crocodile in the Yangtze: The Alibaba Story, which traveled to 20 film festivals before being broadcast on Bloomberg Television in 2014. Porter is a graduate of both Stanford University and the Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Bart was appointed Head of Global Transactional Banking (GTB) Santander UK in May 2016. He improved the cash management offering for IB banking clients and created a Working Capital Advisory team which is recognised as second to none in the market. Since he joined the business realised a CAGR of high teens.
As the Head of GTB in Continental Europe appointed in 2013 he created a competitive cash management offering in addition to the existing trade product suit. The business continued to grow double digits.
In 2009, Bart joined Santander to build a European trade organisation with teams in UK, Spain, Germany, France, Italy, Poland and Portugal. The success was demonstrated with double digit growth rates for 3 years in a row.
Prior to Santander, Bart was with ABN AMRO Bank, he headed the Structured Trade and Commodity Finance department globally first out of Amsterdam and later out of London.
Bart graduated with a Master of Science from Wageningen University in the Netherlands, where he completed two master’s thesis one for Environmental Technology and one for Business Administration. He successfully completed the IESE Santander Corporate Leadership Programme 9th ed. in 2015/16
In 2019 Bart joint the Board of BAFT as he became one of the Co-chairs of the European Council. He has represented Santander in the European Council since 2016.
Siew Choo joined DBS Bank in November, 2014 as a Managing Director of Technology.
In the first 2 years of her tenure in DBS, she was responsible for driving strategy for enterprise-wide technology solutions for Core Banking, finance, risk, compliance and audit. During this time, she is drove major transformation in the technology talent pool and architecture of DBS including the insourcing of technology resources, rearchitecture of major platforms towards cloud native architecture patterns, adoption of platform-as-aservice (including Pivotal Cloud Foundry) and Agile as a business practice for large scale programmes. In 2017, she led the ANZ integration across 5 markets into DBS and the creation of the Enterprise Data Platform to transform DBS to a data-driven company. In late 2017, she has been appointed as the Head of Consumer Banking and Big Data Analytics Technology. In this role, she is responsible for driving the Digital Bank transformation, wealth management priorities including roboadvisory, and the build out of the ecosystem via Open API across multiple countries. In addition, she is also responsible for driving the reorganization of technology and businesses groups for the consumer banking, enterprise core banking and enterprise data into that of a platform model, adopting truly Agile ways of working and architecture.
Prior to joining DBS Bank, Siew Choo played various senior technology leadership roles across Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore at JPMorgan over 19 years. During this period, she led many multi-year technology build-out to support JPM’s aggressive business expansion for Equities and Transaction Banking across Asia.
Hal B. Gregersen is the executive director of the MIT Leadership Center and a senior lecturer in leadership and innovation at the MIT Sloan School of Management. He co-authored “The Innovator’s DNA: Mastering the Five Skills of Disruptive Innovators” with Harvard professor Clayton Christensen and Brigham Young professor Jeff Dyer. The book evolved from the co-authors’ 2009 article of the same name that was runner-up for the prestigious McKinsey Award for best Harvard Business Review article. In the book the authors identify five abilities demonstrated by the best innovators and explain how you can master these skills as well. This book, written by the foremost authorities on innovation, finally reveals the code to becoming a successful innovator. Hal will soon publish “Questions Are the Answer: A Breakthrough Approach to Your Most Vexing Problems at Work and in Life (Harper Collins, November 2018)” which builds on his catalytic questioning methodology.
To grasp how leaders find and ask the right questions – ones that disrupt how we view and interact with the world – Gregersen is now studying over 100 renowned innovative leaders, including Amazon’s Jeff Bezos and P&G’s A.G. Lafley. This question-centric research project, conducted in collaboration with Clayton Christensen, is already surfacing insights into how leaders can build better questions to unlock game-changing solutions. Gregersen is also founder of the 4-24 Project, an initiative dedicated to rekindling the provocative power of asking the right questions in adults so they can pass this crucial creativity skill onto the next generation in order to improve organizations, communities and global society.
Rajashekara Maiya heads the Business Consulting Group at Infosys Finacle. He represents the company while interacting with external stakeholders such as analysts and the media. He has played several roles across diverse areas, including product management, solution architecture, implementation, and pre-sales over the last 19 years at Infosys.
Maiya specializes in core banking, risk management, regulations, and compliance. He has been quoted on these and other topics in reputed publications such as Forbes, The Banker, Banking Technology, The Economist, Business Line, BBC Radio, and the Economic Times. He is on the expert panel of the McKinsey Quarterly; is a member of the XBRL Abstract Modelling Task Force (AMTF) Group; and is an Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Maiya holds several patents and has pending patents in the areas of partner portals, delivery channels, offline banking, and customer experience.
Sanat Rao is the Director at EdgeVerve. Sanat has over 26 years of experience in international banking and technology led business transformations. His experience spans strategic partnerships with clients through their digital journey across multiple markets globally. In his present role, Sanat is responsible for growing the Finacle business and driving industry leadership with innovations in the banking space. Having started his career at ANZ Bank, a global financial institution headquartered in Australia, Sanat has had stints with marquee global financial technology organizations. In his previous role as Vice President and Senior Partner at IBM, he was responsible for a portfolio of offerings including cloud consulting services, CIO Advisory, core banking, digital foundation and payments in the BFSI space. He was also deeply engaged with FinTech companies in identifying and nurturing new partnerships that could prove disruptive in the market. Prior to that, for nearly 14 years till 2013, Sanat played a variety of global roles as part of the Infosys Finacle organization, helping build and scale the brand, with the last position as the Global Head of Client Services and Alliances. In this role, he was responsible driving global sales, client engagement, and strategic alliances for Finacle globally. Sanat’s expertise of the banking and financial technology industry is exemplary, having previously been responsible for Infosys’ global banking product strategy for the entire Finacle suite. Sanat is based in London but spends much of his time travelling globally to engage with clients.
Sajit has over 22 years of experience and has played various Delivery, consulting, and sales & engagement roles in US, India, and the UK. He has been with Infosys for 18 years and primarily worked with Oracle and SAP Practices where he helped clients drive value from large package enabled transformational programs in the Finance, HR and Supply Chain functions. Prior to joining Infosys, Sajit worked with ICICI Securities , a joint venture between ICICI Ltd and JP Morgan, in their Financial Control functions.
Colin White is a managing director and technology fellow within the Engineering division at Goldman Sachs. Colin is the Head of EMEA Digital Finance Technology, an engineering group responsible for delivering customer centric digital banking solutions as Goldman Sachs extends out into the retail sector in Europe, starting with Marcus by Goldman Sachs in the UK. Colin has held numerous senior positions, of an engineering and architectural nature, at Goldman Sachs and in the financial services sector.
Mr. Tsevegjav Gumenjav was appointed as the CEO of XacBank in May 2019. He joined XacBank and TenGer Financial Group in 2011 and has held various management positions within the Group as Chief Financial Officer of TenGer Financial Group, and later of XacBank from 2011 to 2013, Chief Retail Banking Officer and subsequently President, Retail Bank from 2015, Chairman of Board of Directors of Tenger Insurance LLC from 2014 to 2017 and CEO of XacLeasing since 2013 until his current appointment. TJ holds a MBA from Regis University, USA and a Bachelor of Science degree in International Business and Information Systems Management from the University of Colorado, USA. Prior to joining the TFG Group, TJ lived and worked in the United States in 2004-2011 working as treasury manager and financial analyst for a number of large US companies.
With almost 30 years of sales and operations experience, Venkat is responsible for Finacle sales globally.
Venkat’s inclusive leadership style and passion for Finacle has enabled him to deliver consistent results for Infosys Finacle in various roles for over 15 years. Over the years, he has diversified Finacle’s portfolio and strategized to win marquee banking logos, thus ensuring continued market leadership for Finacle across regions. Prior to joining Infosys, Venkat worked with Ramco Systems Ltd in the ERP market and Wipro Infotech.
Venkat has an engineering degree in electronics and communication and an MBA with a specialization in marketing and entrepreneurship.
Sachin is global head of Application Development for Digital Finance Technology. He oversees the development and execution of the firm’s loan and deposits platforms while helping to expand the Consumer & Commercial Banking Division’s business strategy. Sachin is a member of the Digital Finance Operating Council. He joined Goldman Sachs as a managing director in 2017.
Prior to joining the firm, Sachin was co-founder, president and chief technology officer of AHAlife, an online marketplace for luxury products that began publicly trading in 2015. AHAlife’s technology was licensed to Conde Nast and NBC Universal for use on their respective ecommerce platforms. Earlier in his career, Sachin held a variety of roles, including vice president of Platform Products at 33Across, vice president of Advertising Services at LucidMedia and director of engineering at Entrieva.
Sachin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from IIT Bombay.
Abhinav is head of consumer loans for Marcus by Goldman Sachs. He joined the firm as a managing director in 2015.
Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Discover Financial Services for seven years, most recently as chief model risk officer and head of operational risk. At Discover, Abhinav led teams in decision sciences, credit risk management, analytics and capital planning for the credit card and consumer banking divisions. Prior to joining Discover, he led Data Science teams in the asset management and insurance industries.
Abhinav earned a Bachelor of Technology in Industrial Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, an MS in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Faisal Ameen is a managing director and head of Global Transaction Services (GTS), Asia Pacific at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.
Based in Singapore, Faisal is responsible for developing and executing the integrated strategy for the full end-to-end regional treasury business in Asia Pacific, including: treasury and trade sales; treasury product solutions; trade and supply chain finance; service and fulfillment; technology and operations; and product innovation, development and management.
Prior to this role, Faisal was responsible for product development and management across GTS in the Asia Pacific region.
Before joining Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2010, Faisal was head of Vietnam global transaction services and the global subsidiaries group at Citibank. In this role he was responsible for client coverage as well as sales, product management, implementation, and electronic banking across cash management, trade finance and securities services. He was also a member of the Vietnam management committee and served as branch manager of Citibank’s Ho Chi Minh City branch.
Faisal holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance, Marketing and International Business from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program Management of Harvard University.
Peter Marini leads the NetGuardians’ team within the Asia Pacific region. Peter has more than 20 years’ experience immersed in technology and sales, with companies such as McAfee, Frontrange, Lumension Security, and H.P. Throughout his career, Peter has focused on helping organizations with their business challenges, from securing their environment to improving their relationships with customers.
Robert has over 25 years of experience in Financial Services and Technology with specialization in Cybersecurity. He has extensive knowledge of the intersection of Digital Channels and Identity & Access management including Authentication, Authorization, Governance field. His experience provides unique insight into the needs and challenges the financial services industry faces ensuring the customer experience remains excellent while securely enabling new ways to do business over digital channels.
Ms. Sunita Handa is presently the Chief General Manager (IT – Channels & Ops) at State Bank of India.
Starting her banking career as Probationary Officer with SBI, Ms. Handa has over 3 decades of rich experience in various spheres of banking like Operations, HR, Digital for Corporates & Retail etc. She was part of SBI’s Core Team that spearheaded digitalization of its foreign operations and later also worked as Senior Vice President (Technology & Ops) at Bank’s Frankfurt (Germany) Office.
Presently, she heads the team that is responsible for developing and implementing Bank’s various initiatives in Digital Banking, Mobility, e-Commerce, SWIFT, Payment Systems, Treasury as also Bank’s tech- operations overseas in 25 countries. Prior to the current assignment, Ms. Handa was heading Network II of Ahmedabad Circle in the capacity of General Manager.
Ms. Sunita Handa holds a Master’s degree in Science, specializing in Mathematics, a Certificate Course in Computer Applications (CCCA) and is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB).
Sanjay Khanna is the Chief Information Officer at RAK Bank where he is responsible for developing a vision for the Information Technology (IT) department, ensuring high quality of overall services to the Bank from the technology department, and establishing and maintaining an appropriate technological infrastructure with the Bank’s business partners. Prior to joining RAKBANK, Sanjay served as Deputy General Manager at ICICI Bank Ltd for six and a half years where during his tenure he headed various technology groups including International Banking Technology Group and the Shared Services Technology Group. He also spent seven years at the National Bank of Oman and six years with Deutsche Software (India) and his last designations, respectively, were Senior Managers of Systems and Senior Consultant.
Tim Tidwell is the Global head of Payment Hubs for Visa B2B Connect. In addition to leading global partnerships, Tim also helps drive settlement product strategy for this recently launched service. Visa B2B Connect is a non-card based solution that gives commercial banks new and innovative options for better managing their international wire payments.
Prior to joining Visa, Tim cultivated his international payments experience with almost 20 years in transaction banking. Tim has broad innovation, product and sales experience in global, national and regional wholesale banking. Most recently Tim spent time on MUFG’s Innovation Strategy team where he defined and executed their FinTech engagement program to introduce emerging technologies into the bank.
In Tim’s earlier tenure running product initiatives, he has been responsible for Global Payment Hub strategies, led numerous global payment initiatives and implemented innovative AI technologies to help repair broken wire transfers to elevate STP rates.
When Tim is not playing cryptocurrency exchange arbitrage he enjoys spending time with his wife, three young children and their two dogs.
Daniel W. Latimore, CFA, is Celent’s Chief Research Officer and leads the firm’s retail banking practice. He is based in the firm’s Boston office. As CRO he develops analyst research methodologies and coordinates topic selection across the firm. Mr. Latimore’s banking areas of focus include the banking ecosystem, digital banking and emerging technologies, and innovation. Underlying each is a keen interest in consumer behavior and technology-enabled strategy. Mr. Latimore has been widely quoted in the press, including the Wall Street Journal, American Banker, Boston Globe, CNBC, and CNBC Europe. He is a frequent speaker at industry conferences and client gatherings, having addressed audiences ranging from intimate meetings of CEOs and central banks to conference keynotes in more than a dozen countries. He led research groups at Deloitte and IBM, worked in industry Liberty Mutual and Merrill Lynch (where he lived in New York, Tokyo and London), and was a consultant at McKinsey & Co.
He received a Masters in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, and an undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College. He holds the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA institute.
Rudi Deruytter is Master in Law graduated from the Ghent University (1983) and post-graduated as Professional Negotiator (Vlerick, 1999) and International Banking Expert (ABI Bad Homburg- Germany, 2002).
Rudi is a Banker “at heart” specialised in Risk Management, Compliance and Credit Restructuring.
He served ING Bank during many years (1984-2012) as Senior risk manager, Head of compliance credit risk management and Head of credit restructuring. During the financial crisis in 2008 he leaded success stories such as Kaupthing, Dexia, Holding communal, Arco, and corporate De Ceuninck.
In 2012 Rudi was appointed CEO of CKV Spaarbank as Member of the Board of Directors and President of the Management Board.
He is also active as CEO of the Financial Holding DATEX NV and the two other companies forming the DATEX-group: CEFIMA NV (debt collector) and IMMO DESAN NV (real estate agency).
As banking expert, Rudi is as well the family advisor of the main shareholder of the DATEX-group. Through his large experience in the Financial Market and his excellent management skills, Rudi conducted CKV to a profitable and sustainable credit institution ready to face the coming challenges in the Banking Industry.
In his latest book ‘Hoe gaat het eigenlijk met de banken? Zijn ze nog te vertrouwen in 2025?’, Rudi brings up several fundamental questions on the banking crisis (lessons learned or not learned) and reflects on the social role of the financial sector.
Mohit Joshi is a President of the company. He is Head of Banking, Financial Services & Insurance ( BFSI), Healthcare and Life Sciences at Infosys and is also responsible for firm-wide sales operations and reporting processes, including large deal pursuits and top account growth. Mohit has over 18 years of professional experience working across the US, India, Mexico, and Europe. His area of expertise lies in the intersection of financial services and technology. Mohit was also selected as a Young Global Leader (YGL) by the World Economic Forum, Davos earlier this year.
He joined Infosys in 2000 and has since worked in different capacities. In his previous role, he was responsible for leading the Financial Services practice in Europe. In 2007, Mohit was appointed as CEO of Infosys Mexico and was instrumental in setting up the first subsidiary in Latin America.
Mohit has previously worked in India with ABN AMRO and ANZ Grindlays in their Corporate and Investment banks.
Mohit holds a Master of Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University and a bachelor’s degree in history from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi.
Spanning a career in the Global Financial Services industry of over 30 years, Michael spent 8 years with Citigroup as Head of Partnerships and M&A for Treasury & Trade Solutions, Transaction Banking, EMEA Region, and as Managing Director/Global Business Head of WorldLink – a market leading global cross currency payments and foreign exchange business.
Primarily whilst at Citigroup, Michael gained significant Global corporate, Bank, NBFI Public Sector experience via his responsibility for cash, payment and treasury management transaction products. Mike has dealt with procurement processes and client solutions for institutional banks, multinational corporates and major governments, plus other international government agencies in Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific. For four years he was Global Business and Product Head of Citigroup’s market leading WorldLink ™ product, delivering time sensitive cross currency payments in nearly 140 countries, across five different payment types.
Since that time, Michael has undertaken interim and consulting assignments with Capco and with a London based Fintech firm, and in 2016 was appointed Transaction Banking Head for Santander’s Corporate and Commercial Bank.
Michael gained an MBA with Distinction from Cass Business School, London in 1999 and worked for 25 years within the Barclays Group from Management Trainee to Commercial Banking Managing Director, Barclaycard Business. Whilst at Barclays, Mike enjoyed full product P&L accountability and was responsible for brand, product and marketing management; commercial delivery accountability for major projects, programmes and new product development. He also worked in the Bank’s small private equity fund for 4 years, investing in development capital and MBO/MBI deals.
Pramod is a techno-functional expert with over 18 years of experience in driving adoption of disruptive technologies in banking. At Finacle, he is responsible for defining the technology strategy of new Innovations, and is currently driving the detailed product roadmap of Finacle’s Blockchain offerings.
Pramod is credited with several advances in the areas of banking technology including the high availability framework from Finacle that helps banks operate on a 24×7 basis. Prior to joining Infosys, Pramod also helped create the trading platform used by the Bombay Stock Exchange. He holds an MBA from IIM-Calcutta and a bachelor’s degree in electronics engineering from Mumbai University.
With over two decades of experience in the wealth management industry, Atul heads Validus Wealth, the next generation wealth advisory firm that holistically addresses the financial needs of Indian investors.
Prior to Validus, he was the Managing Director & CEO of Julius Baer, India, where he led the acquisition of its business from Merrill Lynch. Before the acquisition, he was the Managing Director of private businesses at Merrill Lynch, Singapore. Prior to Merrill Lynch, he spent 7 years at the Booz Allen Hamilton in New York, advising large financial services clients.
Atul holds an MBA from IIM Bangalore with a Director’s Medal and a degree in Electrical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi, with a Presidential Gold Medal.
He believes in the philosophy of client centricity, recommending only investments he would himself put his money in. Outside the office, he enjoys photography and exploring wines from around the world.
Satheesh Krishnamurthy heads the Affluent, emerging Affluent & NRI Business for Axis Bank. He joined Axis Bank in March 2014. Under his leadership, the Bank launched their most premium brand, ‘Burgundy’, a bespoke wealth management offering for Affluent clients. Over the last couple of years, the assets under management of this business has crossed USD 18 billion, making it one of the fastest growing business units within the Bank and in the industry.
Prior to joining Axis Bank, Satheesh worked with Citibank across multiple geographies for over 13 years. In his most recent role with Citibank, he headed Citigold – Citibank’s flagship brand in the affluent space. He was instrumental in launching Citigold Private Client (CPC), an exclusive offering for high net worth clients with over USD 1 million relationship size with the bank. Satheesh has worked across various business functions starting with the Corporate Salary accounts Business, Business banking, Cards, Sales & Distribution, and the Affluent Business across geographies. He also did a stint in New York as part of Citibank’s prestigious ‘Global High Potential Talent Development Program’. He returned to India as the Sales Director for the Cards business, and was part of the team which developed a new Universal Banker distribution architecture which was responsible for all retail product sales.
Satheesh was featured in Fortune India as India’s ’40 Under 40′ in 2016 & in Business Today as ‘India’s Hottest Executives in the Corporate Sector’ in 2015. He is a Director on the board of FIAI, India’s financial distributor’s body working towards strengthening the cause, development, education and progress of the wealth management industry.
Satheesh graduated from IIT Kharagpur and holds an MBA degree from FMS, Delhi.
As the Head of the fastest growing bank in the Middle East, Jayash Patel was responsible for the set up and launch of Liv., the first digital-only lifestyle bank. The mobile-only lifestyle bank is part of a long term strategy by Emirates NBD (UAE’s largest retail bank) to define the next generation of banking by building a digitally-native bank. Focusing on Zillennials (millennials and Gen Z), Liv. helps in enhancing their finances as well as their lifestyle in one app.
With more than 14 years of consumer-centric innovations and changes across various industries, Mr. Patel has a strong regional experience and is currently an active member in the Fintech and Angel investment community in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA.)
Prior to launching the digital-only lifestyle bank, Mr. Patel was Head of Retail Strategy at Emirates NBD where he led the development of retail and innovation strategies. He has previously held various leadership roles across the Middle East as well as practiced Management Consulting in the US with Deloitte, focusing on bridging the gap between business and technology.
Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Mr. Patel holds an MBA from Dartmouth College, Tuck School of Business and has a Bachelor and a Master Degree in Engineering from Illinois.
Bhuvanesh is a seasoned CTO and CISO with significant experience in leading large technology programs for Banking and Fintech bringing in significant cost saving and efficiency. In his current role as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for AGD Bank he owns IT Strategy, Digital Transformation, IT Security, IT Sourcing and overall Technology stack delivery(application and infrastructure).
He is an Enterprise Architect, practices Agile-IT and brings in the right IT-Business alignment. He has managed technology successfully at AGD Bank, Axis Securitities, Fino Payment Bank and Angel Broking. He has also spent significant time of his career in global IT consulting at Infosys technologies, Ness Technologies and Infrasoft Limited.
Rahul is a seasoned Corporate Banking professional with over 20 years of experience in Product Management and Information Technology roles in leading banks across North America and Europe. In his current role he heads the Product Management and Compliance function for the entire Finacle Suite for North America.
Alan is Accenture’s senior managing director for Banking. He is responsible for the industry group’s overall vision and strategy, investment priorities, offering development and supporting network of alliance partners.
Alan has more than 20 years of experience working with clients in the financial services industry. Before joining us in 2016, Alan was a senior partner in the Financial Services practice at Oliver Wyman. Prior to that, he was Oliver Wyman’s managing partner for North America, responsible for its consulting business in the United States, Canada and Mexico. From 2010 to 2012, he served as Oliver Wyman Group’s chief operating officer.
Alan has an M.A. in Philosophy and Economics from Glasgow University, a Masters of Philosophy in Finance from Pembroke College in Cambridge, England, and an MBA from IMD Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has a passion for orchestral music, serving as chair of the Stamford Symphony in Stamford, Connecticut, and is on the board of the League of American Orchestras. He is also involved in a number of educational and cultural organizations in his native Scotland he is patron of The Institute of Contemporary Scotland and a monthly columnist for Scottish Review magazine. Alan is based in New York.
Krishnaswamy Subbarao has a diverse professional experience of 27 years and contributes as head of product strategy and product management in Finacle. Prior to this he co-founded Practicworks, a niche advisory and consulting firm and was the CEO of EXILANT GmbH, a company focused creating products in the Industry 4.0 space using IOT. He has experience in driving transformational sourcing models, heading product engineering groups and managing large engagements.
Krishnaswamy’s sectoral experience extends across BFSI, Manufacturing, retail and logistics.
GPJ has close to 2 decades of experience in in the Banking industry, specifically in Consumer Banking. He has worked in Product Development Group and played pivotal roles in launching Digital Products for assets and liabilities, digital channels like Net Banking, Mobile Banking, Phone Banking, ATMs , Kiosks, Debit and prepaid cards. GPJ has implemented systematic solutions across Branch Banking, Core Banking System, Switch, IVR, Investment Systems, Credit Card System, Faceless channels, Robotic Process Automation, Voice & chat bots, migration of core banking systems and merging of two banks.
In his current role he is responsible for Technology – Business interface for executing various projects including digitization stack of Kotak Mahindra Bank. He believes in constant innovation and focuses on building business models which are customer centric and disruptive.
Sunil has over two decades of experience with leading consulting & technology companies that include McKinsey & Co., Accenture, Infosys & Oracle.
Currently as part of Infosys, Finacle, Sunil leads Ecosystem Innovation Group that closely works with the startup ecosystem in banking. He has been part of a team that has successfully incubated some of the new age digital solutions like Finacle Mobile Teller & Customer Assist.
Sunil is an MBA from IIM Lucknow and holds a B.Tech from IIT(ISM) Dhanbad. He is also author of the best-selling technology fiction “Who Stole My Job?”.
Muneeb holds a Post Graduate Degree in Management with more than a decade of experience in Datacenter, Cloud and Managed Services Industry. He has been instrumental in shaping the growth of the organization since its inception, having held various roles and responsibilities across strategy, marketing, online business, business development etc. Muneeb is currently working on the goal of powering banks through their digital transformation journey in close association with Strategic Global Banking Service providers. At Cloud4C he drives the key initiative of forging strategic alliances across the globe right from Americas to APJ region to help enhance business growth of banking community cloud by working closely banking service providers.
Glenn Schneider is Executive Vice President, Chief Information Officer, for Discover Financial Services, and a member of the company’s Executive Committee. Mr. Schneider provides leadership for all application development, advanced analytics, infrastructure support, technology operations and cybersecurity.
Prior to his promotion to CIO in December 2008, he was responsible for Application Development, including research, new development, maintenance, and support of all business systems and web applications. Mr. Schneider holds a bachelor’s degree from Northern Illinois University with a major in Economics/Computer Science and a minor in Statistics.
He is currently serving on the Board of Directors for a local Youth Services organization and served on the Board of Directors for the Loretto Hospital Foundation for over five years. Additionally, under his leadership, Discover has been recognized by Computerworld as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT and is a 2019 Digital Edge 50 award winner. Glenn was also honored as a 2019 ORBIE® Chicago CIO of the Year and is a 2018 inductee into IDG’s CIO Hall of Fame.
Praveen Kombial Is the Global Product Head of Business Applications at EdgeVerve, an Infosys company. His mandate is to leverage Artificial Intelligence and Emerging technologies to build and launch products solving for specific business problems for industries globally.
At EdgeVerve, Praveen leads a highly talented team of Engineers and Product managers in building an ecosystem of Products addressing industries and functions such Financial Services, Insurance, Consumer Packaged Goods and Supply chains.
Prior to Infosys, Praveen spent many years at GE Capital and GE Money in India and did a gamut of functions and roles across retail finance, corporate leasing and risk management. Among other things, he managed a 500Mn$ Auto portfolio, was instrumental in setting up a fast funding channel in consumer lending and expanded a corporate leasing product. With his background across core Industry domains and the evolving cutting edge technology landscape, Praveen is on the forefront of driving change and brings a practitioner’s view to translate concepts to reality.
Siva comes with 24 years of Industry experience and with expertise in creating transformational products. Siva currently heads the product management for Enterprise products at Finacle where he focuses on Payments, Cash Management, Virtual Accounts, Origination, Case Management etc., Siva has been with software product management for over 16 years and has managed various functional areas in Core Banking & Enterprise Products space. His expertise includes compliance, retail banking, corporate banking, direct and indirect taxation, accounting & consolidations. Prior to Infosys, Siva has worked with various banks and financial institutions.
Mr. Septimus “Bob” Blake joined NCB in March 2002. As General Manager, Treasury & Correspondent Banking Division since 2004, he provides overall direction and management of the interest rate risk management, liquidity management, investment portfolio management, currency management, financial institutions relationship management functions and Foreign Exchange trading for the Bank. He is also responsible for the management of local financial institution and correspondent banking relationships.
Mr. Blake joined NCB as Manager, Asset Trading, charged with responsibility for the management of the Bank’s investment portfolio and was subsequently promoted to Assistant General Manager in February 2003 with responsibility for the tactical management of interest rate, liquidity and foreign exchange risk.
He has over a decade of experience in the financial services industry, and has received professional training in asset/liability & risk management both locally and overseas.
Mr. Blake is a member of the N.C.B. Foundation, serves on NCB’s- Assets & Liabilities Committee – (ALCO), NCB Capital Markets Limited – Investment Management Committee and NCB Insurance Company Ltd – Investment Management Committee. He also serves as director on the boards of NCB Remittance Services (Jamaica) Limited, NCB Remittance Services (UK) Limited and NCB Capital Markets Limited.
KRV is an analytical and solution oriented technologist with 24+ years of experience in designing, developing and implementing technology solutions in the BFSI industry. In his current role with Edgeverve, he is responsible for the technical architecture of the Finacle suite of products. He plays a leadership role in defining and executing the technology strategy of the products. This includes an inward facing role in terms of defining, proofing and delivering the strategy to our engineering teams. In addition, he also socializes the architecture and technology approach with our global customer base.
As VP of Sales, John Amein is responsible for leading sales and driving global growth at ID R&D. He brings more than 20 years of voice and speech technology expertise with a demonstrated track record in innovation and global team leadership. John has held executive positions at Dialogic Corp, Intel Corp, Aspect Software, and Voxeo Corporation, as well as served as CEO of NetByTel. Amein also founded VoiceReady LLC, a provider of speech recognition solutions which was acquired by Voxeo.
Amir Yazdanpanah is an entrepreneurial IT executive with extensive experience in software product development, product sales & marketing, business operations and P/L management. In his 20+ years career he has held CEO/COO/CIO positions in the US, UK and UAE. Amir started his career at large corporations and subsequently founded a telecom software company, Telarix, in 1996. After moving to Dubai in 2011, Amir became COO of Voicetrust, an international identity and digital payment solutions provider. Amir also founded a technology education company in UAE focusing on providing Innovation and STEM education to K-12 institutions and students.
Anirudh is an entrepreneur and engineer from Carnegie Mellon who’s built software and managed teams for 13 years. Working extensively with machine learning and NLP for over a decade, he’s also built other companies like Keypoint Technologies and Cafyne. While partnering with banks and telecom companies, he worked extensively on how to improve customer relationships through new advances in tech. This set him on the path to building Habitual AI to increase customer engagement and save time for financial institutions. He’s an avid photographer and spends his time away from work reading about science and anthropology.
Mr. Balaji VV is Chief Technology Officer of ICICI Bank Limited.
He joined ICICI group in the year 2007 in ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, and worked there till October 2018. He was transferred to ICICI Bank Limited in November 2018.
He has overall experience of 32 years in the areas of Finance and Accounting, Customer Service and Operations, Collections, Information Technology, Underwriting and Claims. He has worked in various organisations like Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd., Royal Enfield Ltd., Bharti Airtel Ltd., Reliance Communications Ltd. and ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Ltd. and has been in senior management position for more than 15 years.
Abhijeet Bhattacharjee is Senior Vice President at RBL bank with 22 years of experience in Banking technologies and business product innovations. In his current role he works extensively on business and technology synergy and experiment with emerging core banking, credit card and channel technologies, Open banking, Omni Channel architectures, Digital banking, Microservices etc.
Prior to joining with RBL bank he had worked with UTI bank (Now Axis Bank), ABN Amro bank and RBS. He has essayed multiple roles ranging from leading transformation programs, technology strategy preparation, managing large technology operations, banking product and process management, technology governance and managing merger & divestment programs. He also has keen interest in technology enabled consumer focus products, across industries.
N. Narasimha Prasad (also known as NNP) is part of the Product Management and Strategy group of Finacle. In this role he is responsible for defining the technology and product roadmap, envisioning future platforms for dynamic adaptation, in addition to creation of various abstract framework.
He has nearly two decades of experience, working across the banking products and solutions spectrum – from core banking, Treasury to Digital. He is has been quoted often, in internal and external publications, on these topics.
Abhra Roy is responsible for managing the Finacle Wealth Management product line, and also for charting its product strategy; this includes the management and development of the Wealth Management product line, managing client relationships with Banks and Financial Institutions and also working on the detailed Product road map. Abhra specializes in the area of Private Wealth Management, Financial Advisory, Capital Markets, Custodial and Depository operations. He has published several thought papers on the role of Technology in the Wealth Management space. He draws from his rich experience of over twenty five years of working in financial institutions and technology firms.
Milind is a seasoned Treasury and Capital Markets professional with over two decades of expertise in the areas of Foreign Exchange, Money Markets, Securities and Derivatives working with Bank treasuries, Corporate Finance, FX Consulting and Funds Management.
Currently as part of Infosys, Finacle, Milind leads Finacle Treasury and Risk Management product line. Prior to this, he was actively involved in incubating and taking to market Finacle Enterprise Payments solution.
Milind is an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad and holds B Tech from IIT Bombay.
Gaurav Sharma comes with two decades of banking and financial industry experience in technology consulting as well as cloud business. In current role with Business Consulting Group of Finacle, Gaurav is Global Head of technology consulting and is responsible for Cloud business. He is instrumental in enabling Finacle solution readiness on Cloud and also ensuring modeling Cloud business for Finacle. He comes with rich experience across Finacle solutions and has played diverse roles across product life cycle.
Federico is passionate about using technology to re-imagine customer experiences. An experienced technology and business development executive, he has lead the deployment of digital first banks in Latin America, and has advised major financial service companies on technology strategy across several geographies. Federico currently runs Global Business Development for Flybits.
Cyrus joined the Finacle leadership team to head the Global Alliances and Ecosystem Unit. Previous to Finacle, Cyrus successfully led the Global Financial Services and Banking Ecosystem for Accenture. He brings 16+ years of experience across market strategy, investments and acquisitions, banking technology and business transformation. Throughout his career, he was particularly focused on the definition and execution of partner strategies, go-to-market, offering development, value proposition, delivery excellence and innovation leveraging the ecosystem to generate value for the client.
He currently lives in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he remains very active in the local Fintech community pursuing his passion for innovation. He holds an MBA from the Moore School of Business, University of South Carolina and a bachelors degree in Production Engineering.
Gaurav Sharma is the Vice President of IBM India Software Labs (ISL) and he drives a broader mission of leading IBM Cloud Paks across Asia Pacific markets and is the Strategy and Sales leader for Global System Integrator’s (GSIs).
In the critical mission of leading IBM Cloud Paks across Asia Pacific, he is responsible for building technical elite teams who will drive enablement on IBM Cloud Paks and help the field teams increase revenue and market share on IBM’s hybrid multi-cloud strategy.
In his role as the GSI Strategy and Sales leader, Gaurav is responsible for accelerating ecosystem revenue through technical enablement / eminence, steering adoption and consumption of IBM Cloud Paks, and enhancing developer participation within GSIs. As the Vice President of IBM India Software Labs (ISL), he leads one of the largest development and innovation centres located across multiple cities. Gaurav is responsible for steering market-centric approach within the labs, driving technology innovations that are important for customers and establishing deep relationships with clients, ecosystem partners and developer community.
Gaurav is passionate about contributing to various Indian Government flagship initiatives including Niti Ayog’s Atal Tinkering Labs and Education and Skills development (AI Curriculum in CBSE). He is part of the Engineering council in NASSCOM and is on the Innovation Panel for CII. Gaurav has vast experience in various technology areas, specializing in Cognitive technology, Analytics (both structured and unstructured), enterprise content management (products and solutions) and information management. He is a Master’s in Software Engineering from BITS Pilani and Bachelors in Technology, Computer Science and Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (BHU), Varanasi.
Mr. Amiya Dixit is a proven Technology Leader driving growth-centric IT standards and practices with over 24 years of experience, led culturally diverse International IT teams across multiple technologies and functional areas heading large teams up to 1200+ members. He comes with an impeccable track record of providing a one-stop solution to complex client situations with a strategic approach enabling smooth functioning of the businesses at an enterprise level. His leadership and commitment are best seen through delivering excellence in revenue growth, operational performance, and profitability. Mr. Amiya Dixit, an established Global Transformational Leader heads the BFSI vertical at Cloud4C and envisions to channelize innovative services that contribute towards the expanding business capability of Cloud4C in areas of Core Banking Software Solutions.
Prior to working with Cloud4C, Mr. Amiya Dixit was associated in various Global leadership positions in organizations like Sharaf group, AUSF Bank, UAE Exchange, IDFC LTD., HDFC Bank Ltd., Microland Ltd. and few others in shaping the growth which includes architecture, People, Process and Technology.
Mr. Amiya Dixit firmly believes that no enterprise should be deprived of banking and banking should be seamless.
Viswanathan (Vishy) Iyer has over 18 years of IT experience spread across SOA, API Management, Microservices, Java/JEE, .NET, C++, Mobile Platforms, Enterprise Integration and Embedded Systems, backed with strong hands-on capabilities in diverse technologies. He has extensive experience in architecting enterprise solutions as part of various engagements in the Banking & Financial Services and Manufacturing (Heavy Engineering) domains. He is a Co-inventor of Patent 7454434 (System and method for stepped loading of web page content ) filed by and granted to American Express.
Sharath runs a Global Solutions Architecture group at Red Hat and is tasked with helping partners be successful in adopting and running Red Hat Open Source Technologies. Sharath's experience and expertise has been, as a Chief Architect, in designing and building large and complex systems for various industry domains including Government and Semiconductor manufacturing. A software developer by training, he has led large agile teams in developing and running software applications for customers across the world. Sharath holds a Bachelors degree in Engineering and resides with his family in Bangalore.
Vishal Chahal is India/South Asia Leader, "Technical Elite Team" for Data Warehouse & AI. He has over 20 years of experience leading several technical and leadership roles across product development, pre-sales, cross Business Unit collaborations and Global System Integrators.
Vishal has experience across various industry verticals. He specializes in Cognitive Products, Advanced Analytics, Advanced Visualization, Data Warehouse and Data Integration technologies. He has architected Cognitive and Analytics solutions for multiple customers across Telco, Banking, Insurance, Aviation and Healthcare Industries. He has a rich background of product architecture and development experience on IBM product portfolio across Watson, SPSS, Cognos, DB2 and Websphere.
Vishal is a Level 3 certified IT specialist on Data and AI from the "Open Group". He has been appointed as member of the prestigious NASSCOM Research Council, which comprises of eminent leaders and influencers from the industry.
Vishal constantly contributes to the open source community through his Tech Talks on AI & Robotics and machine learning code published as open source on Github.
His public profile can be accessed @ https://www.linkedin.com/in/vishalchahal/
Chandra Pinapala joined Amazon Web Services (AWS) in Nov’15 and is currently the Head of Global System Integrators (GSI) and Influencers business in India. In this global role, Chandra leads the team driving growth with top GSIs and influencers aligned closely with AWS field sales, business development, professional services, training and operations leaders globally and in India. Chandra and team’s charter is to build strategic and long term differentiation with our partners that drives growth of our mutual business globally while building and fostering executive relationships with GSIIs in India.
Prior to Amazon, Chandra spent five years at Microsoft building the partner enterprise architect team (PEAT) ground up which became the ‘tip of the spear’ for Microsoft’s efforts in driving cloud and analytics business with its enterprise partners.
Prior to Microsoft, Chandra spent several years in consulting organizations driving solution sales, partnerships and had successfully driven multi-million outsourcing deals to closure. Chandra holds a bachelor’s degree of engineering from NIT, Warangal and enjoys blogging about enterprise technology and cloud.
Nilanshuk Haldar leads Financial Services partnerships in APAC for Amazon Web Services. In this role, he helps independent software vendors ISVs, fintechs and technology consulting firms grow and scale their business with banks, insurers, asset managers and other financial institutions across the region. Prior to joining Amazon, Nilanshuk was a founding member and Chief Product Officer at Singapore-based fintech Mesitis. He was previously an investment banker based in Singapore, Hong Kong and Mumbai, and advised clients across Asia on corporate finance and capital markets.
Sunil is the Head of Engineering for Consumer Business(Marcus) of Goldman Sachs in Bengaluru, India. In his current role, he oversees development and execution of the firms’ Loan, Deposits and Credit card platforms while helping to expand the Consumer Technology in Bengaluru. Sunil is also an active member of Tech Fellow community at GS.
Sunil has over 20 years of experience in Analytics, Platform Engineering, Consumer Tech and Data Engineering across global firms like LinkedIn, Electronic Arts, Ola, Sybase & 3COM. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration from San Jose State University, California.
Ray has over 25 years’ experience in senior management roles within the technology space. Most recently Chief Commercial Officer and employee #5 at ComplyAdvantage who are a London based RegTech solution specialising in AI/ML tackling financial crime
Ray has also advised on regulations associated with anti-money laundering (AML), counter-terrorism finance (CTF), bribery and corruption to a variety of financial services organisations, and has used this knowledge to help the ComplyAdvantage customer base comply with their regulatory obligations.