Fortinet Secure FSI Summit 2021
Virtual Conference

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Fortinet Secure FSI Summit 2021
Virtual Conference

How FIs Secure Infrastructure to Prevent Attacks and Accelerate Performance?

The financial services industry landscape has always been subjected to disruption and innovation.The COVID-19 pandemic has taken this push towards digital transformation to newer and unexplored frontiers. In order to provide customised services in real-time in an increasingly O2O (online-to-offline) environment and to enable greater security, financial institutions are modernising their technology architecture and infrastructure with cloud-based capabilities.

At the same time, the increase in number of remote workers,Internet-of-Things (IoT) and other connected devices, have led to a proliferation of access points, making the environment more vulnerable to different forms of cyber-attacks. In order to deal with this challenge, financial institutions need to shift their fundamental security paradigm of an open network to azero-trust model. This also includes incorporating rigorous access controls and system protection that span thedistributed network comprisingof devices, users, endpoints, cloud, Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), as well as infrastructure.

Fortinet, in collaboration with The Asian Banker, is organising Secure FSI Summit 2021 whichwill debate key issues surrounding the implementation of an effective and integrated security environment as well as building multi-cloud strategyfor rapidly increasing networks.

The agenda

Fortinet Secure BFSI Summit 2021

Tuesday, 16 November 2021
09:30 – 09:45

Virtual Doors Open & Meet the Experts at the Exhibition Hall

09: 45 – 09:55

Welcome Notes

Foo Boon Ping, Managing Editor, The Asian Banker

Peerapong Jongvibool, Vice President, Fortinet Southeast Asia and Hong Kong

09:55 – 10:10

Freedom to Operate – Accelerating Innovation in a Hot Warzone

Keynote Presentation by Steve Monaghan,Innovator, Banker, Entrepreneur, Investor; former Chief Innovation Officer, DBS

10:10 – 10:40

How trust and data economy driving value and innovation in financial services

  • The Pursuit of 10X: Outlook for 2022 Digital Transformation in the BFSI Sector
  • Initiatives by banks in adopting security fit for the multi-cloud environment
  • An integrated network solution response to challenges for the multi-cloud and the multiple digital-points in the future of financial services
  • How do FIs employ robust and flexible infrastructures to prevent attacks and accelerate performance of security operations?

Presentation by: Cyrus Daruwala, MD, Financial Services and Fintech, IDC

10:40 – 11:25

Reinstating trust in the digital banking environment

  • Protecting customer data, applications, assets, and services via zero-trust architecture.
  • Strengthen system’s resilience by identifying all users and devices seeking application and network access to banks’ digital channels.
  • Effectively providing application security that work along network security.
  • How is zero trust driving the hybrid working model in financial institutions?

Panellists include:

  • Venkat Paruchuri, MD, Global Head, Security Technology Services, Standard Chartered
  • William Streitberg, Chief Information and Technology Officer,Hong Leong Bank
  • Tobias Klingel, Head,Information Security, Aspire
  • Wong Ching Ping, Senior Business Development Manager, SEAHK, Fortinet

Session hosted by: Mobasher Zein Kazmi, Head of Research,
The Asian Banker

11:25 – 12:15

Accelerating transformation by moving to a multi cloud environment with right set of tools

  • What current market developments threaten a stable and secure cloud-based future?
  • Maintaining consistent security across your on-premises and multi-cloud environment.
  • Using networks beyond corporate data centres such as the cloud to take advantage of embedded network security.
  • Using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to minimise gaps in enterprise security architectures via improved intrusion detection.

Panellists include:

  • David Ng,, CISO, Head of Group Technology Information Security Operations, OCBC
  • Joey Rufo, Chief Information Security Officer, UnionBank of the Philippines
  • Sean Hong, Regional Director Strategic Alliance – Cloud, Fortinet Southeast Asia and Hong Kong, Fortinet

Session hosted by: Neeti Aggarwal, Senior Research Manager,
The Asian Banker

12:15 – 12:45

Adaptive Cloud Security: Securing your Cloud Adoption Journey

The business case for cloud adoption is well established. It is also known that there are concerns with securing this journey to the cloud. The new normal just added another challenge to security practitioners, with the adoption of work from anywhere.

In this session, we explore the solutions available to secure your enterprise's move to the cloud and take a deeper look at how a Zero Trust strategy can be integrated in this journey.

Presentation by Ching Ping Wong, Senior Business Development Manager, SEAHK, Fortinet


Closing and Meet the Experts at the Exhibition Hall

Guests include:
Steve Monaghan

Innovator, Banker,
Entrepreneur, Investor

David Ng

Head, Group Technology Information Security Office

Venkat Paruchuri

MD, Global Head of Security Technology Services,
Standard Chartered Bank

William “Bill” Streitberg

Chief Information and Technology Officer
Hong Leong Bank

Joey Rufo

Chief Information Security Officer
Union Bank of the Philippines

Tobias Klingel

Head of Information Security


Vice President
Fortinet Southeast Asia and Hong Kong

Sean Hong

Regional Director Strategic Alliance – Cloud
Fortinet Southeast Asia and Hong Kong

Wong Ching Ping

Senior Business Development Manager
Fortinet Southeast Asia and Hong Kong

For more details, please contact:

Usama Muhammad, Programme Manager

Usama Muhammad, Programme Manager


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