2017 FS SBU VP Event

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Jan 4 - 7, 2017

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Ashish Patharkar

EVP & Global Head - people supply chain, competitiveness & India operations, Pune University Working Group, Capgemini

Bio: EVP & Head Global people supply chain, competitiveness and India operations

Ben Gilbey

SVP | Group Head, Digital Payments & Labs, Mastercard

Bio: Ben Gilbey is Senior Vice President, Digital Payments and Labs, Asia/Pacific, Mastercard. In this role, Gilbey is responsible for Mastercard’s digital payment products and strategy in the region including MasterPass, contactless payments, e-commerce, mobile commerce, person-to-person payments, In Control and chip products. He also oversees Mastercard’s innovation arm, Mastercard Labs, in Asia Pacific where he spearheads innovation projects from conception to market roll out. In his previous role as the Vice President, Emerging Payments, Solutions Management of Digital Payment and Labs, Asia Pacific, Ben led the successful roll out of MasterPass across the region and helped deepen commercial partnerships with key merchants. Prior to joining Mastercard, Ben worked at PayPal as Director, Regional Head for Mobile, Asia Pacific. Prior to that Ben has spent the past 20 years living and working in Hong Kong and New York in a career involved in digital payments and product development spanning across mobile content and gaming, app development and mobile payments. Ben graduated from London School of Economics, London, with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics.

Chris Skinner

Chief Executive Officer, The Finanser Ltd

Bio: Chris Skinner is known as an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech through his blog, the Finanser.com, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank and its new sequel ValueWeb. In his day job, he is Chair of the European networking forum The Financial Services Club and Nordic Finance Innovation, as well as being a Non-Executive Director of the Fintech consultancy firm 11:FS.  He is on the Advisory Boards of many companies including Innovate Finance, Moven and Meniga, and has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), one of the Top 5 most influential people on BankInfoSecurity’s list of information security leaders, as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News. Described by Seth Wheeler, Brookings Guest Scholar and Former Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the White House, as “one of the most authoritative voices on Fintech anywhere”, Chris has previously written many books covering everything from European regulation in banking through the credit crisis to the future of banking. His new book is a sister to his last book, Digital Bank. ValueWeb describes the impact of Fintech and how mobile and blockchain technologies are changing the face of finance in building an internet of value. As a result of the emerging internet of value, banks have to become digitalised, and Digital Bank provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the battle for digital banking and strategies for companies to compete. The Financial Services Club is a network for financial professionals, and focuses on the future of financial services through the delivery of research, analysis, commentary and debate. Founded in 2004, the Financial Services Club meets regularly in Austria, England, Ireland, Norway, Poland, Scotland, Slovakia and Sweden. Mr. Skinner is a regular commentator on BBC News, Sky News, CNBC and Bloomberg about banking issues, and is a Judge on many awards programs including the Asian Banker’s Retail Excellence Awards, as well as having worked closely with leading banks such as HSBC, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Citibank and Société Générale, as well as the World Economic Forum.

Dave Gledhill

Head of Group Technology & Operations and Managing Director, DBS Bank Ltd. and at DBS Group Holdings Limited

Bio: Mr. Gledhill is an industry veteran with over 25 years of experience and has spent 20 years in Asia. As Head of Group Technology & Operations at DBS, he is focused on strengthening the bank’s technology and infrastructure platform to drive greater resilience, organizational flexibility and innovation. Executing against DBS’ strategy to drive Asian service, insights and innovation, David spearheads several transformation initiatives including customer experience and process innovation. Prior to joining DBS in 2008, he held key positions with regional responsibilities in JP Morgan where he was Head of Investment Bank Operations in Asia. Mr. Gledhill serves as a Director at Singapore Clearing House Pte Ltd and a Board Advisor to Singapore Management University (SMU) School of Information Systems. Mr. Gledhill holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computing and Electronics from the University of Durham in the United Kingdom.

David Lee

Owner, Dlee Capital Management

Bio: Prof David LEE Kuo Chuen, owner of Dlee Capital Management that invests in Blockchain and Cryptocurency and founder of several companies including Left Coast, LiBai and Ferrell Group. He is currently a professor in SIM University and is the 2015 Visiting Fulbright Scholar at Stanford University. He is a mentor to China Wanxiang’s Chainlab Accelerator, an advisor to Blockchain organisations, and was the Director of the Sim Kee Boon Institute for Financial Economics at Singapore Management University. He graduated with BSc, MSc and PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was the Group Managing Director of several listed companies and has been non executive directors and Chairman of several listed companies. His operation and managing experience includes F&B, manufacturing, hospitality, hedge funds, stockbrokering, property management, property development, REITs, medical plastic components, listing and de-listing of companies, start-ups and multinationals. He is the editor and an author of the American Library Association Outstanding Award Reference Book titled “Digital Currency” by Elsevier and the LASIC model for scalable technology companies. He has been nominated by Internal Consulting Group as a Global Thought Leader for Fintech and Blockchain.

Mark Gay

CIO, ME Bank

Bio: Mark Gay is currently the CIO at ME, where he is responsible for defining and delivering the technology outcomes and operations that will underpin ME’s aspiration to reinvent banking. Mark is a seasoned technology executive who joined ME in early 2015 from GE Capital, where he held a number of senior technology roles both locally and globally including the Global Head of Technology Process, Chief Technology Officer for Asia Pacific, and Director of FastWorks, Quality and Strategic Programs for their Australian operation. Mark holds a Master’s Degree in Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MEI) from Swinburne University of Technology, and is a graduate of the Australia Institute of Company Directors. ME is an Australian bank but one with a difference. We were born at a time when Australia’s customer-owned superannuation funds wanted to create a bank that offered low-cost loans to enable all Australians to realise the dream of purchasing a home. Today we’re a fully-fledged bank and that same people-shaped philosophy remains. To us it’s very simple. The banking world is cumbersome and complex, more obsessed with themselves than their customers. At ME we are working hard to reinvent banking and to really do the things that will liberate Australians to help them get ahead. We want to make things easier, put their dreams within reach, and enable them to live the lives that they really want.

Oliver Bussmann

Managing Partner, Bussmann Advisory

Bio: Oliver T. Bussmann has gained a worldwide reputation as a technology thought leader and driver of large-scale transformation at global organizations in the financial services and hi-tech industries. As the founder of Bussmann Advisory, he helps C-suite executives and decision makers stay ahead of the digital disruption curve. His work is based on his extensive, hands-on experience transforming top-tier, globally operating firms. As Group Chief Information Officer (CIO) of UBS, Oliver successfully led a major IT transformation effort, instituted a new IT innovation framework, and established UBS as a pioneer in the development of blockchain for use in financial services. Prior to this he was Global CIO at SAP, where he also led a major transformation effort. Previous roles have included CIO for North America & Mexico at Allianz and executive positions at Deutsche Bank and IBM.

Patrick Nicolet

Member of the Group Executive Board, Capgemini

Bio: In January 2016 Patrick Nicolet took charge of the newly created Competitiveness central department that encompasses Delivery, Industrialization and Procurement. He also oversees Capgemini’s India operations. Between January 2011 and December 2015, Patrick led the Global Infrastructure Services strategic business unit and was responsible for the Latin America business for Capgemini from January 2013. Patrick headed Technology Services activities for Nordic and Central Europe in 2009 and 2010. Previously, in 2004 he was appointed Group Sales Director and in 2006 poined Capgemini’s Group Executive Committee. In 2001, he was named VP for Global Business Development of the newly formed Telecoms, Media and Networks (TMN) Global Business Unit of Capgemini Ernst & Young. Between 1994 and 1997, Patrick worked as an independent consultant for several European technology corporations, with a focus on business development and corporate recovery. He joined (Ernst & Young Consulting) in 1997 the Corporate Recovery practice of Switzerland, before his scope shifted to managing the Telecom, Media and Networks business in Switzerland, Germany and Eastern Europe. Patrick began his career in venture capital. In 1986, he was appointed General Manager of the first Swiss private-public partnership company for technology transfer, and was honoured as “Global Leader for Tomorrow” in 1993, by the World Economic Forum. Patrick graduated in 1983 with a Bachelors degree in Law from the University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Raghav Aggarwal

Founder and Managing Director, Fluid AI

Bio: He is the founder and Managing Director of Fluid AI. Today Fluid AI’s client list includes giants like Vodafone, Barclays, Emirates NBD, and Top 4 Indian private sector banks including HDFC, ICICI, Axis Bank and RBL Bank, Deloitte, Rolls Royce, Toyota, Government of Mauritius. Fluid AI has been recognized as the top 35 start-ups in India by the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Startup India campaign. Raghav is a MBA dropout from IIM Ahmedabad (the number one B school in India). He started the company when he was an undergrad along with his brother Abhinav who dropped out from ISB Hyderabad (No.2 B School in India) They are both drop outs who loved coding and were one of the winners at Tech Crunch Disrupt Hackathon in New York. Fluid AI has won several major accolades and recognitions.  Fluid AI was the Winner at Microsoft Bizspark 2013 Bangalore.  It won the Emirates NBD Global Fintech Challenge, which happened at London.  They were also recognized as one of the BBVA Open Talent Top 20 Fintech Companies in the World at New York  Their gesture tech has been recognized by Intel as one of the Top 3 gesture platforms in the world  They have also received the Frost & Sullivan Emerging Application Award. Fluid AI is a 50 Person Company, which is headquartered at Indiabulls Finance Centre in Mumbai. It is one of the Leaders in the space of Artificial intelligence and they truly bring AI experiences to Life in the physical world. Fluid AI was also recently covered in Forbes Magazine and recognized by India’s second largest Business Newspaper, The Mint, as the top AI start-up from India.

Sarah Fountain

Senior Associate, DLA Piper

Bio: I am an Australian lawyer in the Litigation & Regulatory team at DLA Piper. I have been practising as a lawyer for over 12 years, specialising in insurance and general commercial litigation. I have acted for a wide range of insurers, reinsurers and corporate clients. I have significant experience across all areas of insurance law, with a particular focus on professional indemnity and D&O claims. I have acted for a wide variety of professionals including accountants, auditors, financial advisers, insurance brokers, lawyers, engineers, architects, surveyors and project managers. I also regularly act for professionals in relation to professional conduct inquiries. I spent five years practising as a lawyer in London, where I specialised in professional indemnity claims. I also regularly advise insurers on policy coverage for a variety of insurance products, including professional indemnity policies, business interruption policies, product liability policies and management liability policies. In the area of general commercial litigation, I act for a variety of corporate and commercial clients providing advice and strategic recommendations on a wide range of disputes and potential disputes, including competition matters, contractual disputes and shareholder disputes. I have a keen interest in all things tech related and the impact technology is having on the way we do business, especially in the insurance industry.

Aimee Sziklai

Vice President, Health BU Leader, Capgemini


AXA Global Account Executive, Capgemini

Craig Glendenning

Executive Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, TBC

Elie Merheb

AVP / Practice Lead - Global IT Vendor Management and Sourcing, Chubb Insurance

John Mullen

Corporate Vice President, Capgemini

Krishnamurthy (VK) Voora

Vice President & Global Head ADM Practice, Capgemini

Lanny Cohen

Global Chief Technology Officer, Capgemini

Laurence Schuurman

Senior Consultant, Capgemini

Mahendra Nambiar

VP, Global Insurance Solutions & Innovation , Capgemini


EVP & MD FS Australia, Capgemini

Mohit Jain

Vice President, Chief Customer Officer, Capgemini Australia

Priya Choudhary

Global Program Lead - Diversity, Financial Services SBU, Capgemini

Ritesh Talapatra

Senior Vice President, Capgemini

Seth Rachlin

Vice President, Insurance, Capgemini

Shane Cassidy

Senior Vice President, Global Insurance, Capgemini Financial Services

Shinichi Tonomura

Managing Director, FS Asia, ME & Japan, Capgemini

Sudhir Pai

CTO FSSBU, Capgemini

Thierry Delaporte

Group COO, Capgemini

Bio: Genius

Vikrant Karnik

Global Head: Cloud & Security Services, Capgemini

Amit Choudhary

Chief Financial Officer & Senior VP, Financial Services Global Business Unit, Capgemini

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