Payments Summit APAC 2021
Powering and securing the future of payments


Governments and central banks across the Asia Pacific are leading standardisation and interoperability initiatives. Fintechs and commercial banks are developing cross-border platforms to facilitate faster payments and lower transaction fees. Even traditional institutions are developing innovative services to drive revenue and deliver more seamless customer experiences.

It is no surprise the region saw 377 billion mobile wallet transactions worth a total of $4.1 trillion in 2020, according to the Boku Mobile Wallets Report 2021. The volume is still growing in leaps and bounds with the adoption of 5G, mobile commerce and other platforms that rely on digital payments. And where there is that much money...cybercrime, too, is on the rise.

Payments Summit APAC 2021, in association with Akamai Technologies, will discuss and debate the future of the payment landscape. In this highly interactive session, you’ll gain a detailed understanding of what banks and e-commerce platforms need to do to prepare for the future of digital payments, including:

  • New trends that are creating opportunities for new payment experiences
  • Building resilient digital payment systems and infrastructure
  • Strategies to effectively detect, prevent fraud, and reduce losses while minimising customer friction
  • Leveraging and monetising data as alternative revenue stream

The agenda

Payments Summit APAC 2021

Tuesday, 9 November 2021
12:00 – 12:20 SGT

Welcome keynote

by Foo Boon Ping, Managing Editor for, The Asian Banker


Leadership Dialogue

  • Parimal Pandya, Managing Director, Asia Pacific and Vice President of Sales, Akamai Technologies
  • Aparna Rayasam, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Application Security, Akamai Technologies
  • Foo Boon Ping, Managing Editor for The Asian Banker
12:20– 12:55 SGT

APAC Open banking and platform as a service: Leveraging data and API connectivity

  • Leverage AI, ML RPAs, and data to enable an open API platform
  • Create new business models to deliver alternative revenue streams and seamless customer experience
  • Banking as a service vs. banking as a platform
  • Cloud migration and platform as a service (PaaS) to lower cost and secure data

Guests include:

  • Henry Rhoel R. Aguda, SEVP, Chief Technology and Operations Officer & Chief Transformation Officer, UnionBank
  • Manohar Chadalavada, Managing Director, Global Head AI, Ecosystems and Open Banking, Standard Chartered Bank
  • Rottapron Ekabutr, Head of Consumer Digital Solution Division, Bank of Ayudhya (Krungsri)

Hosted by: James Richmond, Regional Manager, Akamai Technologies

12:55– 13:10 SGT

Briefing on:

Cross-border payments in a real-time world
by Mobasher Zein Kazmi, Head of Research, The Asian Banker

13:10 – 13:45 SGT

Exploring strategies for payment fraud prevention

  • Reduce risk of wholesale payment fraud from endpoint security
  • PaaS to achieve scale, speed and security in payments
  • Empower operational resilience in the digital payment landscape
  • Instant payments and open data enable fraud – how do banks prevent it?

Guests include:

  • Phoram Mehta,Senior Director, Chief Information Security Officer APAC, PayPal
  • Jef Hu, Head of Security Solutions, South Asia, Akamai Technologies

Hosted by: Sorin Toma, Cyber Security Advisor, Emerging Payments Association Asia (EPAA)

13:45 – 14:20 SGT

Future of digital payments: Rise of e-wallets and embedded finance

  • Explore and enable new peer-to-peer payment business models to drive loyalty and usage
  • Leverage unified payment platforms to deliver seamless customer experience
  • Rise of BNPL - accelerating new business lending model through APIs, AI and ML
  • Productising and monetising data to achieve payment profitability

Guests include:

  • Chris Yeo,Chris Yeo, Managing Director and Head of GrabPay, Grab Financial Group
  • Lito Villanueva,Executive Vice President and Chief Innovation and Inclusion Officer, Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC)

Hosted by: Deepa Parikh, Head of Solutions Engineering, Akamai Technologies

14:20 – 14:30 SGT

Closing remarks

by Foo Boon Ping, Managing Editor for, The Asian Banker

Guests include:
Chris Yeo

Managing Director,
Head of GrabPay,
Grab Financial Group

Manohar Chadalavada

Global Head, AI, Ecosystems and Open Banking,
Standard Chartered Bank

Henry Rhoel R. Aguda

Senior Executive Vice President, CTOO and CTO
UnionBank of the Philippines

Phoram Mehta

Senior Director,
APAC Chief Information Security Officer,
PayPal

Lito Villanueva

EVP & Chief Innovation and Inclusion Officer,
Rizal Commercial Banking Corporation (RCBC)

Rottapron Ekabutr

Head of Consumer Digital Solution Division,
Bank of Ayudhya (Krungsri)

Aparna Rayasam

Senior Vice President and General Manager,
Application Security for Akamai Technologies

Parimal Pandya

Managing Director,
Asia Pacific and Vice President of Sales for Akamai Technologies

Mobasher Zein Kazmi

Head Of Research at The Asian Banker

Jef Hu

Head of Security Solutions
South Asia, Akamai


The Hosts:
Foo Boon Ping

Managing Editor,
The Asian Banker

James Richmond

Regional Manager,
Akamai Technologies

Sorin Toma

Cyber Security Advisor,
Emerging Payments Association Asia

Deepa Parikh

Head of Solutions Engineering, Akamai Technologies


For more details, please contact:

Essraa Mansi, Programme Manager

emansi@theasianbanker.com

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