Grace Chng is a seasoned tech writer, author and industry observer. Widely travelled, Chng covered major key events in the technology industry around the world. On top of her extensive knowledge of the global technology industry, she has layered on innovation and entrepreneurship enabling to give a more nuanced view of the emerging digital economy. She previously worked as a tech editor at The Straits Times in Singapore as well as moderated technology panels and forums in Singapore, Tokyo, Seoul, Jakarta and Hong Kong. She has also written two books, including ‘Intelligent Island: The Untold Story of Singapore’s Tech Journey’ and ‘Zero to 30, Singapore’s Supercomputing Journey’.
Richard Hartung has over 20 years of experience in the payments & consumer financial services industry. He has held senior roles for financial institutions including Citibank, Mastercard International, and OCBC Cards. Mr Hartung holds position as consultant in the areas of retail banking, cards and payment products to financial institutions, service providers, and software companies throughout the Asia Pacific region.
Boon Ping is the managing editor of The Asian Banker, where he manages its publishing and research business in Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Africa. He regularly engages the financial services community on transformational issues shaping the industry; speaking at and chairing many of The Asian Banker’s as well as partners’ events. He has more than 25 years' experience in strategic brand management, corporate & marketing communication and research & consulting, covering: retail, corporate and transaction banking, financial markets, risk management, compliance and financial technology. He had previously served in senior management positions at UOB and DBS Bank. He was also formerly a senior consulting manager at Ernst and Young and started his career as a financial journalist.