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Virtual Event

Event will be organised virtually

Date & time

16th - 17th October 2020

speakers

Prominent speakers will put their valuable speeches

Shaping Future of finance for people

Bangladesh FinTech Summit is designed around the core vision of “Unlocking the true potential of finance for people, community and society and help Bangladesh to achieve its potential”. The summit will try to focus on exploring global practices for and beyond the pandemic space, engage with global fintech investors for their guidance towards a better financial inclusion, identify skills/policy/framework gaps and to develop business policies so that it positively contributes to the financial industry to face challenges during this crisis period. The engagement is an initiative of Bangladesh Fintech Forum and organized by Bangladesh Brand Forum. The exclusive virtual summit is designed for any business or organization involved in the financial operations. The virtual congress will host Keynote Sessions by Global Industry Leaders, Panel Discussions, Insight Sessions & Case Studies by renowned local experts, exclusive breakout sessions, virtual showcasing zone, one to one networking with industry peers & many more exciting engagements.

No other time the Financial Industry has been in need like this before. This time it is all across the spectrum from banking to mobile innovation for financial services. Bangladesh Fintech summit is a knowledge sharing platform to discuss on these specifications, share experiences, talk about possible solutions, share consumer trends, explore technology-innovation and develop business policies so that it helps financial service providers. to face these challenges and move ahead

Key Focus

A. Exploring the lessons learned during the pandemic
B. Identifying the structural/framework issues that have impacted the industries
C. Understanding the behavioral shift and anticipating future trends
D. Strategy for the new world order

What We Will Try to Explore

a. Keynote – To understand the broader issues
b. Insight/case studies – To understand the innovation/flexibility which worked
c. Breakout discussion – Exploring solution – new framework
d. Panel – making recommendation
e. E-Workshop – New Learning /thinking

speakers

Tobias Puehse
Vice President
Head of Innovation & Customer Solutions, Asia Pacific
Mastercard Asia pacific

Mr. Puehse leads Innovation, Product Solutions, Customer & User Experience, Product Partnerships, and Product Commercialization together with his team across Asia Pacific. In this role, he is responsible for identifying key problem statements and opportunities and creating relevant and meaningful capabilities that can scale together with our partners and customers. His focus spans ideation through prototyping through go-to-market for all key partnerships and propositions. Over the years, Mr. Puehse has been active in Asia’s fintech scene and most recently serving as a strategic council member for APIX, a Fintech sandbox initiative founded by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, IFC, and the ASEAN Association of Banks. In his 17-year career focused on innovation, he has been based in the USA, India, Singapore, and Switzerland covering projects globally and regionally. His experience is reflected in his various published articles concerning breakthrough innovation. Mr. Puehse graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University Bloomington with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Management and International Business.

Carsten Hjelde
Impact Investor, Business Builder
Chairman, Acini Capital, Norway
Founder, 2X Education
Chairman, Coderstrust Global

Carsten Hjelde has 25+ years of extensive experience in international trade and finance. The focus has been within nutrition, commodities, insurance and investments. Up to 2017 he was the majority shareholder and Chairman of Biomega, Norway’s largest bio-refinery of fish products. Carsten is Chairman and owner of Acini Capital AS, an investment company dedicated to impact investments. The purpose is to invest in companies working towards better Education, Gender Equality, Income Equality and the Climate Change. Carsten earned his Bachelor of Arts in Economics, at the Heriot Watt University in Edinburg, Scotland. He has also lived and worked in Germany and Spain.

Vijay Mani
Partner
Deloitte India

Vijay Mani is a Partner, Financial Services Consulting at Asia Pacific Payments Consulting Leader with over 20 years of consulting experience spanning strategy, business planning, organizational transformation & M&A in the financial services & telecommunications sectors in India, as well as in Canada, the UK & South East Asia. Vijay’s core area of specialty is new business launch & large-scale organizational transformation, particularly in the digital banking & payments domain. Among many of Vijay’s key work contributions, he has led a fintech study aimed at advising global banks & insurance companies on leveraging Indian fintech & advised a multinational bank on fintech partnerships to grow its SME loan book. He also helped an NBFC with designing digital lending journeys for MSME & retail customers. Under his leadership, engagement for a large Indian business conglomerate set up a large-scale retail electronic payments & digital commerce business with a pan-India footprint. He assisted a large global bank with the design of the customer service function for its digital bank offering in the UK. He also helped launch the first blockchain-based corporate KYC platform in UAE. He has led a 3-year transformation program to enable the Department of Posts to launch India Post Payments Bank. This covered strategy, business planning, product design, technology selection, technology implementation, organization design, recruitment, training, risk management, operations stand-up, legal & regulatory compliance.

RAJEEV TUMMALA
Director, Digital & Data Team
Markets & Securities Services Business
HSBC Singapore

Rajeev TUMMALA is a Director in Digital and Data team for HSBC’s Markets & Securities Services Business in Singapore. He joined HSBC in April 2018. He works on the product strategy, implementation, interacts with clients and industry counterparts in regional markets on the overall digital agenda in support of HSBC strategy. He has been involved primarily in shaping up the agenda for servicing of Digital Assets with Markets and Securities Services. He is engaged with Clients, Financial Market infrastructure providers on implications of DLT for and securities issuance and associated asset servicing. He was with Bank of America Merrill Lynch for 10 years prior to joining HSBC and was in various leadership positions in their Asia Global Markets Technology and Securities Operations Transformation teams. He is a business technologist with a keen eye for exploring the effective use of emerging capabilities of technology in Capital Markets & Securities Services. He has worked with Broker Dealers and Securities Service Technology providers for over 20 years (in India, Japan and Singapore) across a range of Innovation, Technology, Data, Change and Service delivery roles. His focus has been on business transformation and has deep experience in business and technology strategy, transformation and cost optimization. Since 2015, Rajeev has focused on innovation, applications of artificial intelligence (AI) and distributed ledger technology (DLT) on Securities Services and has had responsibility for engaging with Fintech start-ups related to AI and DLT solutions. Rajeev has an MBA (High Honour’s) from Booth School of Business, University of Chicago and a Bachelor of Engineering from BITS-Pilani in India.

ANANYA WAHID KADER
Senior Operations Officer
Financial Institutions Group
IFC Asia and Pacific

Ananya Wahid Kader is a Senior Operations Officer for the Financial Institutions Group of IFC Asia and Pacific. She has 23 years of professional experience in banking and financial sector development in Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, Singapore, Thailand and USA. Ananya has been with IFC for 14 years when she worked on SME Banking, Digital Finance, Gender Finance, Financial Inclusion, Affordable housing finance, Micro Finance, Insurance, Sustainable Energy Finance and Risk Management. She represented IFC in many international events organized by Government, private sector and donor organizations. Prior to joining IFC, she was the Head of Foreign Exchange and Treasury Department of Credit Agricole Indosuez Bank.

Agenda

day 1

3:00 PM – 3:03 PM
INITIATION

3:03 PM – 3:08 PM
SPONSOR’S REMARK
LankaBangla Finance Limited

3:08 PM – 3:13 PM
SPONSOR’S REMARK
Guardian Life Insurance Limited

3:15 PM – 3:25 PM
OPENING SESSION
Professor Shibli Rubayat-Ul-Islam
Chairman
Bangladesh Securities and
Exchange Commission (BSEC)

3:25 PM – 3:30 PM
WELCOME SESSION
Shariful Islam
Founder & Managing Director
Bangladesh Brand Forum

3:37 PM – 4:02 PM
KEYNOTE SESSION
The Rise of Fintech & The Impact
on Virtual Banking
Tobias Puehse
Vice President
Product Management, Innovation
& Customer Solutions, Asia
Pacific
Mastercard

4:05 PM – 5:05 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION
Financial Services Landscape of
Bangladesh During and After
Pandemic
Moderator
Mamun Rashid
Managing Partner
PwC Bangladesh
Panelists
Md. Arfan Ali
President & Managing Director
Bank Asia Limited
Selim R.F Hussain
Managing Director & CEO
BRAC Bank Limited
Rahel Ahmed
Managing Director & CEO
Prime Bank Limited
Mashrur Arefin
Managing Director & CEO
The City Bank Limited

5:07 PM – 5:22 PM
INSIGHT SESSION
FinTech Excellence with DevOps
Tarique A Bhuiyan
Chairman & Chief Technology
Adviser
Hashkloud Pty Ltd.

day 1

5:24 PM – 5:44 PM
INSIGHT SESSION
The Future Direction of Fintechs
Growth and its Implication for
Bangladesh
Md. Ashraful Alam
Country Lead – Digital
United Nations Capital
Development Fund (UNCDF)

5:46 PM – 6:01 PM
INSIGHT SESSION
Embedded Banking: Connecting
Banks, Fintech and Marketplaces
Gazi Yar Mohammed
EVP, Head of Agent Banking &
MFS Division
One Bank Limited

6:03 PM – 6:18 PM
INSIGHT SESSION
Fintech at the Bottom of the
Pyramid
Sajid Amit
Associate Professor and Director
EMBA Program, ULAB

6:20 PM – 7:00 PM
KEYNOTE SESSION
The Future of Finance
Carsten Hjelde
Impact Investor, Business Builder
Chairman, Acini Capital, Norway
Founder, 2X Education
Chairman, Coderstrust Global

7:00 PM – 7:30 PM
Summarizing of the Day 1 and Invitation for Day 2

day 2

3:00 PM – 3:10 PM
INAUGURATION REMARK
Dr. M. Mosharraf Hossain FCA
Chairman
Insurance Development and
Regulatory Authority

3:10 PM – 3:15 PM
SPONSOR’S REMARK
Nagad

3:20 PM – 3:45 PM
KEYNOTE SESSION
Architecture of a Successful
Fintech Hub
Vijay Mani
Partner, Deloitte India

day 2

3:47 PM – 4:02 PM
INSIGHT SESSION: FINANCIAL INCLUSION: BANKING THE UNBANKED TO DRIVE ECONOMIC GROWTH
Mohammad Aminul Haque
Director, Chief Executive Officer
(Acting) & CFO
Nagad

4:04 PM – 4:44 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION
The Future of Digital Banking in
Bangladesh
Moderator
Iftakharul (Ifty) Islam
Group Chairman
Asian Tiger Capital Partners
Panelists
Syed Mohammad Kamal
Country Manager
Mastercard
Mohammad Rashed
Convener
Digital Finance Forum
Bangladesh (DFFB)
Sajid Amit
Associate Professor & Director
EMBA Program, ULABm

4:46 PM – 5:06 PM
CASE STUDY
Insurtech and it’s Prospects in
Bangladesh
Rubayat Saleheen
Senior Vice President & Head of
Marketing & Communications
Guardian Life Insurance Limited
Yeasin Arafat
Head of Digital Channel
Guardian Life Insurance Limited

5:08 PM – 5:28 PM
KEYNOTE SESSION
The 10x Potential of Tokenisation
Rajeev Tummala
Director, Digital & Data Team
Markets & Securities Services
Business
HSBC Singapore

5:30 PM – 5:45 PM
CASE STUDY
Blockchain in Financial Services
Mominul Islam
Managing Director & CEO
IPDC Finance Limited

5:47 PM – 6:02 PM
KEYNOTE SESSION
Building Fintech ecosystem in
Bangladesh: Overview,
Challenges and the Roadmap
Ananya Wahid Kader
Senior Operations Officer
Financial Institutions Group
IFC Asia and Pacific

day 2

6:05 PM – 6:45 PM
PANEL DISCUSSION
How Do We Develop The Right
Ecosystem For Fintech Growth In
Bangladesh
Moderator
Sajid Rahman
CEO
Telenor Health
Panelists
Anir Chowdhury
Policy Advisor
A2I – Aspire to Innovate
Naser Ezaz Bijoy
CEO
Standard Chartered Bank
Syed Mahbubur Rahman
Managing Director & CEO
Mutual Trust Bank Limited
M M Monirul Alam
Managing Director & CEO
Guardian Life Insurance Limited
Mahbubul Matin
President
Dotlines

6:47 PM – 6:57 PM
SUMMARY
Summarization of all the
discussions

6:59 PM – 7:09 PM
SPEECH 1
Special Guest (TBC)
S. M. Moniruzzaman
Deputy Governor
Financial Inclusion Department
Bangladesh Bank

7:11 PM – 7:21 PM
SPEECH 2
Special Guest (TBC)
Abdur Rouf Talukder
Secretary of Finance Division
Ministry of Finance
Government of the People &
Republic of Bangladesh

7:23 PM – 7:38 PM
SPEECH 3
Chief Guest (TBC)
N M Zeaul Alam PAA
Senior Secretary
Information and Communication
Technology Division (ICT)
Government of the People &
Republic of Bangladesh

7:38 PM – 07:46 PM
Concluding Remarks By Curator
and END OF SUMMIT

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