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Breakfast briefing: FinTech Trends for 2018: Payments, platforms and possibilities

Singapore, Singapore

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30 January 2018, 08:30 - 10:00

CMS Holborn Asia are hosting a breakfast briefing where we will explore the FinTech trends and opportunities for 2018. This interactive session will be led by our panel of thought leaders in the FinTech space across APAC, including those from both financial institutions and the FinTech community.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain insights into the FinTech sector for 2018, to understand how FinTech will impact your businesses and to network with likeminded peers.

Attendance is free of charge with complimentary breakfast, and the panel discussion will last for an hour.

As spaces are limited, please register your interest using the below button.

Our panel experts

Mark Jansen, TMT Leader, PWC

Mark is PwC Singapore's TMT Leader (Technology Media and Telco) and Data & Analytics Leader. He has worked with a number of Fintechs in the role of mentor, advisory and investor. He is passionate about innovation. Mark has played a key role in establishing guidelines for technology service providers in the FS industry and has advised numerous institutions around the adoption of emergent technology. Outside of work he has a passion for sport and is a keen cyclist and triathlete.

Dessi Berhane Silassie, General Counsel for APAC and Global Head of IP, IHS Markit

Dessi Berhane Silassie is General Counsel for APAC and Global Head of IP at IHS Markit (Nasdaq: INFO), based in Singapore. IHS Markit is a world leader in critical information, analytics and solutions for the major industries and markets that drive economies worldwide. Dessi has extensive experience in advising on technology projects, regtech R&D, joint ventures and tech acquisitions. Prior to joining IHS Markit in 2010, Dessi worked within the corporate department of BLP, an international law firm based in London, advising Global Fortune 500 and FTSE 100 companies on M&A and ECM transactions. She earned a B.A. in Law from the University of Sheffield graduating with honors and currently serves as co-convener of the Technology Chapter of the Singapore Corporate Counsel Association.

Prabha Janarthanan, Executive Director, Global Lead for IT Legal and Head of APAC Shared Services Legal, UBS

Prabha Janarthanan is an Executive Director in the Legal Department of UBS, the world's largest private bank. He is the Global Lead for Information Technology matters within Legal and focuses on providing legal support across all aspects of Technology / Digital initiatives in UBS, especially in APAC. Amongst other things, he advises the UBS EVOLVE innovation centre in Singapore and the APAC Chief Digital Officer’s team. He also advises on data protection, outsourcing, intellectual property and related matters in the course of his work. He has hands-on industry experience in IT, with a degree in Computer Engineering and having worked as an IT professional before studying law. He is a Technology / Telecommunications lawyer and has more than 10 years of experience in private practice and in-house technology legal roles.

Sheinal Bhuralal, Chief Financial Officer, LenddoEFL

LenddoEFL is a growth company focused on helping lenders make better decisions and grow their businesses whilst managing risk through the use of cutting edge data analytics. As CFO, Sheinal is responsible for all aspects of fundraising, regulatory reporting and management reporting and, as part of the Executive Committee, also focused on ensuring alignment with LenddoFEL’s strategic goals. Prior to the merger of Lenddo and EFL, Sheinal was the Managing Director of Asia and Africa for EFL. Sheinal transitioned to LenddoEFL post completion of the Sloan Fellows Program at MIT, prior to which he spent the majority of his career in financial services in Asia.

Jeremy Tan, Head of Commercial and TMT, CMS Holborn Asia

Jeremy Tan is the head of the Commercial and TMT team at Holborn. He is an international technology lawyer with a focus on technology sourcing, outsourcing, FinTech, communications and data protection. He advises clients in a wide range of sectors, including the financial services, healthcare and telecommunications sectors. Jeremy will be moderating the panel for this briefing.