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Banking and Capital Markets, Economy, Finance, Insurance, Investment and Asset Management

5th Annual FT-TCS BaNCS Financial Leaders Dinner Forum

Singapore |
Speakers include:
Marco  Tempest

Marco Tempest

Magician and Techno-Illusionist

Girish  Ramachandran

Girish Ramachandran

Tata Consultancy Services

Karin  Flinspach

Karin Flinspach

Standard Chartered

Overview

Among the many issues covered at Sibos 2015 there runs a common theme – the growing pace of innovation in payments and securities technology. Banks, broker-dealers, payment card companies, asset managers and other industry participants must adjust to the new digital realities if they are to keep pace with aggressive competitors, ever more sophisticated customers and increasingly demanding regulators.

Real-time payments, cryptocurrencies, digital wallets, the introduction of central clearing and reporting for over-the-counter derivatives, algorithmic trading and regulation – these and other challenges can only be properly met by a strategic re-think that in many cases requires the deployment of the latest and most effective digital solutions.

The 5th Annual FT-TCS BαNCS Financial Leaders Dinner Forum, to be hosted by the Financial Times and Tata Consultancy Services, will explore the challenge of change facing all professionals involved in payments and securities transactions. Our panellists will discuss what financial institutions are and should be doing to innovate and succeed in what has become a highly disrupted marketplace.

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Panellists and speakers (6)

Marco  Tempest

Marco Tempest

Magician and Techno-Illusionist

Marco Tempest is a cyber illusionist, combining magic and technology to produce astonishing illusions. He began his performing career as a stage magician and manipulator, winning many awards and establishing an international reputation as one of the world¹s most unique performers. His interest in computer generated imagery led him to incorporating video and digital technology in his work and the development of a new form of contemporary illusion. The expansion of the internet and social media provided more opportunities for digital illusions and ways of interacting with audiences and creating magically augmented realities. Marco is a keen advocate of the open source community, working with artists, writers and technologists to create new experiences and research the practical uses of the technology of illusion. Marco continues to perform around the world, is a media consultant on the subject of magic and illusion and lectures at international conferences on the psychology of deception and creative thinking. Marco is a Directors Fellow at the MIT Media Lab.

Girish  Ramachandran

Girish Ramachandran

President, Asia Pacific
Tata Consultancy Services

Girish Ramachandran is the President of the Asia Pacific (APAC) region of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS). In his previous role as the Corporate Vice President he was part of the CEO’s office and was responsible for strategic business initiatives for the organisation. He has held several key portfolios in TCS. He was the Head of Europe for over nine years, and Middle East, Africa and Mediterranean business for two years. He lived in Europe for a decade and during his tenure as the Head of Europe the business grew many times in a short time. He was instrumental in building business with many large customers ranging from banking to telecommunications. He joined TCS in 1994. In his 20-year career he has worked in diverse roles including Head of Business Intelligence Practice worldwide as well as Executive Sponsor of customer relationships with multiple customers across the world.

Mr Ramachandran holds executive board positions at the Europe-India Institute and International Business Foundation Amsterdam. He is also the Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industries’ Benelux chapter and also is on the board of Kooh Sports. He is a recipient of the Frans Banninck Cocq Medal from the Mayor of Amsterdam. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Technology from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore, Tamilnadu and a Master’s degree in Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

Karin  Flinspach

Karin Flinspach

Head of Cash Products, Transaction Banking,
Standard Chartered

Karin Flinspach is Head of Cash Products for Standard Chartered Bank. Based in Singapore she is responsible for the development of cash capabilities for the bank’s global corporate, investor and intermediaries client segments. In this role, she oversees the full suite of cash products that include payments, receivables and liquidity management tools. With capabilities in over 38 countries, Ms Flinspach and her team design efficient and automated solutions that ensure operational efficiencies that optimise the working capital of clients across multiple countries. Prior to joining Standard Chartered she worked with Citi for 20 years in a variety of cash management product roles covering both developed and developing markets. She was most recently EMEA Head of Payments and Receivables and is a key authority on SEPA (Single Euro Payments Area). She has published a large number of articles on the bank’s process infrastructure in Europe. She graduated in Business Administration and holds a bachelor’s degree from the Ecole Superieure de Commerce in Reims, France, as well as a Fachhochschule fuer Wirtschaft und Technik from Reutlingen in Germany.

Rhomaios  Ram

Rhomaios Ram

Managing Director, Global Head of Product Management, Head of GTB Digitalisation, Global Transaction Banking,
Deutsche Bank

Rhomaios Ram is Global Head of Product Management for Deutsche Bank’s Global Transaction Banking (GTB) business. His responsibilities include the operating model and strategy for Product Management. He is also a member of the GTB Executive Committee. Prior to joining GTB, he was Global Head of Global Markets’ eCommerce Sales Group, which was responsible for the development, sale and support of all client and sales-facing trading platforms at Deutsche Bank. Mr Ram joined Deutsche Bank in 1999, working in Foreign Exchange, creating the Complex Risk Trading Group to risk manage FX and Commodity derivatives, and also leading the development of the Electronic Trading and Strategic Technology effort within Global Finance and Foreign Exchange. Before Deutsche Bank, he worked at Bankers Trust where he traded exotic options in interest rates, FX and emerging markets in both London and New York. He has a BSc from Imperial College London and an MBA from Columbia Business School.

Paolo Cederle

Paolo Cederle

Chief Executive Officer
UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions

Paolo Cederle has been Chief Executive Officer of UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions since January 2012, the global services company that provides solutions in information and communication technology (ICT), back office and middle office, real estate, security and global sourcing. From 2008 to 2012 he was Head of UniCredit Group’s ICT & Operations, in charge of the strategic and managerial coordination of ICT, operations, workout, insurance, human resources and F&A shared service centres and card processing. Prior to that he was Head of the Banking Services Department, concentrating on Global Operational Services, workout and ICT. He joined UniCredit Group in 2001 as CEO of i-Faber, a leader in e-sourcing and e- procurement, and also became Head of Group Area Global Sourcing in 2005. From 1996 to 2001, he held key positions in several important consultancy and ICT companies, including Speed Tecnologie; KPMG and CommerceNet Italia. Mr Cederle is a Member of the Board of i-Faber and Vice President of Prospera. 
He studied at the Polytechnic of Milan, earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering, and attended the Advanced Management Program of Harvard Business School.

Nick Scott

Nick Scott

Global Head of Capital Markets
TCS Financial Solutions

Nick Scott is Global Head of the Capital Markets business for TCS Financial Solutions. He is responsible for the Global Custody, Asset Servicing, Securities Trading and Market Infrastructure products of TCS BaNCS. He has 30 years’ Dinner Forum biographies – Biographies experience in the banking industry and prior to joining TCS spent 14 years at Deutsche Bank. He worked in different operational roles in Frankfurt and London to establish securities control functions globally and run the securities operations for the investment bank and subsequently the global transaction bank, covering the equities, fixed income, custody and trust businesses. While at Deutsche Bank, Mr Scott structured and established a joint, multi-year programme with TCS to automate the corporate actions processes across the bank. This involved the formation of an internal utility which serviced all primary securities businesses for the firm using the TCS BaNCS platform. Large physical processing centres were created offshore for securities operations, which included asset services processing in multiple locations across India, where more than 1,500 jobs were moved from high-cost locations such as London and New York. Before Deutsche Bank Mr Scott held senior operations positions at BNP Paribas, HSBC and Lehman Brothers.

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Chairman and Moderator (1)

Cardiff Garcia

Cardiff Garcia

US Editor
FT Alphaville

Cardiff is FT Alphaville's resident American-with-an-oddly-Welsh-name, and every team needs one of those. He joined Alphaville in November 2010 and writes primarily about the US economy. In prior lifetimes he was a Tampa native, Georgetown student, JPMorgan analyst, backpacking vagabond, and freelance hack.

Agenda - 14th Oct

  • 6:00pm
    Registration and cocktail reception
  • 7:00pm
    Opening remarks

    Cardiff Garcia, US Editor, FT Alphaville, Financial Times 

  • 7:05pm
    Welcome by Tata Consultancy Services

    Girish Ramachandran, President, Asia Pacific, Tata Consultancy Services 

  • 7:10pm
    Appetizer served
  • 7:30pm
    Master of illusion: Inventing the impossible

    Magic, computers and video are combined to produce astonishing results and stimulate creative thinking in the financial world.

    Marco Tempest, Magician and Techno-Illusionist

  • 8:00pm
    Dinner served
  • 8:45pm
    Panel discussion: The art of the possible – digital innovation in payments and securities

    The technology used in the payments and securities sectors is advancing rapidly. Bankers, payment card companies, asset managers and others need to re-evaluate their thinking to keep up with developments or, even better, get out in front. Likely topics to be discussed include:

    • Commercialising creativity: how is creative thinking and digital innovation in the world of payments and securities transactions being put to commercial use?
    • Real-time payments: why are so many countries introducing “instant” payments schemes, how advanced is the technology behind them, and what are the impediments to success?
    • Crypto-currencies: what are they, how do they work, who is investing in them, and will they really take off?
    • Digital wallets: how are they disrupting traditional payment methods?
    • Securities: what are the most exciting technology-based changes taking place in the securities markets, in areas such as OTC derivatives clearing and reporting, collateral management, high-frequency trading, credit ratings, stress-testing investment portfolios, counter-party risk management, securities lending, repo and custody?
    • Cyber security: how serious is the threat of cyber crime, and what security measures are financial institutions taking to mitigate the threat?
    • Regulation: how is it a catalyst for change?
    • Looking ahead: what innovations are under development or mooted that could further disrupt current business models and create new opportunities in the payments and securities world?

    Confirmed panellists:

    Paolo Cederle, Chief Executive Officer, UniCredit Business Integrated Solutions

    Karin Flinspach, Head of Cash Products, Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered

    Rhomaios Ram, Managing Director, Global Head of Product Management, Head of GTB Digitalisation, Global Transaction Banking, Deutsche Bank

    Nick Scott, Global Head of Capital Markets, TCS Financial Solutions

    Moderator: Cardiff Garcia, US Editor, FT Alphaville , Financial Times 

  • 9:30pm
    Closing remarks

Venue

The Fullerton Hotel Singapore
1 Fullerton Square
Singapore 049178

Singapore

Tel: +65-6733 8388

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Organisers (2)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. The FT has a record paying readership of 985,000, three-quarters of which are digital subscriptions. It is part of Nikkei Inc, which provides a broad range of information, news and services for the global business community. 

TCS BaNCS, from Tata Consultancy Services,  is a globally acclaimed software brand that enables transformation in financial services through a superior and holistic suite of solutions for bankscapital market firmsinsurance companies, and other diversified financial institutions. Each solution in the TCS BaNCS family has been designed to fully integrate with existing business models, enterprise infrastructures and technology architectures. Adopted as a platform of choice by financial institutions around the world of all sizes, TCS BaNCS  addresses critical industry needs and enables business transformation by providing customers with scalable, customizable, market-ready solutions. 
TCS BaNCS aspires to be better than established benchmarks. Therefore, we have embedded an Alpha (“α”) consciously and prominently within our brand, to remind ourselves of the superior returns that we strive to deliver to our customers. 
TCS been recognized as the leading global financial technology provider in the 2015 IDC Financial Insights FinTech Rankings Top 100. TCS moved into the top position after being ranked second since 2012, and maintaining a top-ten ranking for the past eight years.  
A part of the Tata group, India’s largest industrial conglomerate, TCS has over 353,000 of the world’s best trained consultants in 46 countries. The company generated consolidated revenues of US $16.5 billion for year ended March 31, 2016 

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