After 38 successful years in North America, Experian’s Vision conference is coming to Asia Pacific!
Join sessions led by Experian’s senior executives, industry leaders, innovation and analytics experts to help solve your business challenges.
Have insightful conversations with with Experian Global Experts on Open Banking & Open Data, ID & Fraud, Alternate Data, Social Innovations and AI & Analytics.
VISION2020 will connect business leaders to ideas and solutions to help target new markets and grow customer bases. See a BOLD future for businesses enabled by the power of data, technology and analytics.
Alex Manson heads at Standard Chartered, a new business unit established in March 2018 to lead innovation and promote intrapreneurship across the Group, run a professional investment unit to invest in fintech companies, and promote the testing and implementation of new business models with new disruptive ventures wholly or partially owned by the Group.
Alex was previously Global Head of Transaction Banking, between 2014 and 2018. In that role, he repositioned the business to a sustainable and growing franchise, drove innovation in the Bank’s core processes and its approach to clients, notably with the “Banking the ecosystem” approach. He joined Standard Chartered as Group Head, Wholesale Banking Geographies in 2012.
Prior to that, Alex was at Deutsche Bank for 12 years, including as Global Head of Lending and Corporate Banking Coverage, before which he was at Credit Suisse for 8 years. His roles have spanned product and client coverage across fixed income origination & structuring and investment banking advisory & capital raising. He has worked in New York, London, Frankfurt, Zurich, HongKong and Singapore.
Alex holds an MBA from INSEAD and an engineering degree from the
Polytechnicum of Zurich.
Jenny Lee is the Chief Product Officer of WeLab – a leading fintech company in Asia with one of the first virtual banks established in Hong Kong. WeLab provides financial services by creating seamless digital experiences to over 40 million individual customers, and also provides B2B enterprise solutions to traditional financial institutions which utilize WeLab’s technology to offer fintech-enabled services to their customers. WeLab operates WeLend and WeLab Bank in Hong Kong, Wolaidai (我来贷), Taoxinji (淘新机) and Tianmian Lab (天冕) in Mainland China and a fintech joint venture AWDA in Indonesia.
Jenny joined WeLab in 2014 as one of the early employees and has led key strategic projects and capital markets transactions, helping raise over $400 million in funding. She also built WeLab’s growth team from the ground up to bring digital financial products to users’ fingertips and establish strategic partnerships to further scale WeLab’s business. In 2018, she led and oversaw the company’s expansion into Southeast Asia with a joint venture in Indonesia. She currently leads product strategy and development, focusing on reimagining and delivering customer-centric fintech products in-line with the company’s vision of bringing joy to everyone’s financial journey. Prior to joining WeLab, Jenny was an investment banker on Wall Street in New York and Hong Kong, executing M&A and capital markets transactions and advising companies on strategic options.
Jenny made Forbes 30 Under 30 list in 2016 and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College.
Mr Steve Leonard is a technology-industry leader with a wide range of experience, having played key roles in building several global companies in areas such as Software, Hardware and Services. Although born in the US, Mr Leonard considers himself a member of the larger global community, having lived and worked outside the US for more than 25 years.
In his current role as the Founding Chief Executive Officer of SGInnovate – a private limited company wholly owned by the Singapore Government – Mr Leonard has been chartered to lead an organisation that builds ‘deep-tech’ companies. Capitalising on the science and technology research for which Singapore has gained a global reputation, Mr Leonard’s team works with local and international partners, including universities, venture capitalists, and major corporations to help technical founders imagine, start and scale globally-relevant early-stage technology companies from Singapore.
Prior to his role as the CEO of SGInnovate, Mr Leonard served three years as the Executive Deputy Chairman of the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), a government statutory board under the purview of Singapore’s Ministry of Communications and Information. In that role, he had executive responsibility at the national level for various aspects of the information technology and telecommunications industries in Singapore.
Mr Leonard serves on the advisory boards of a range of universities and organisations in Singapore. Mr Leonard also serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director at Singapore Post Ltd (SingPost), a global leader in e-commerce logistics; and AsiaSat, a Hong Kong Stock Exchange-listed commercial operator of communication spacecraft.
There are 1.7 billion unbanked adults globally and more than half of them reside in Asia Pacific. They have little to no access to formal financial services and traditional credit products. Alternative data, in some markets the only type of data available, provide an opportunity for lenders and financial institutions to access an untapped or under-served segment of consumers who have no or thin credit files.
Open Banking is a global movement that has made its way into Asia Pacific. Many of the major economies in the region have taken steps toward Open Banking but the approaches differ hence their degree of readiness and complexity. What is true, is that this will change the game for banks as they respond to the opportunities and challenges presented by Open Banking, which will impact the whole digital banking ecosystem – challenges of security and privacy whilst delighting customers and fast-tracking their digital transformation journey.
The ability to find, manage and deliver the right data in real-time is now the de facto assumption for modern analytics success. To be more than just future ready, rather to be the one who disrupts and not be disrupted, businesses need ‘Autonomous Analytics’ – simply put, taking us beyond ‘what happened’ and seamlessly answer ‘why something happened’, and ‘predict what could happen next.’ Organisations that take on this new paradigm will run their industries.
Data is in everything we do, and has grown immensely in terms of size, type and complexity. There is extensive non-traditional data emerging creating the era of Open Data – and the ability to unlock marketable or income-generating insights from it presents a tremendous opportunity. The challenge is how to extract, qualify and process the data to turn this opportunity into real value for businesses and ultimately the consumer.
While businesses are striving to drive and unlock the benefits from increasingly digital lifestyles, online identity theft, which is one of the most common form of online fraud, is increasingly becoming a major problem, with cyber-criminals gaining access to consumer accounts and making fraudulent transactions, resulting in billions of dollars in financial losses each year. How do businesses build consumer trust and confidence in an increasingly digital world, whilst delivering superior experiences that their customers expect?
The scale, diversity and pace of change in Asia Pacific has brought about pressing economic and environmental issues that requires localised solutions for the respective markets. Data science and analytics is one of the key driving forces in the creation of such solutions. The exponential amount of data generated in the region through Asia Pacific’s rapidly growing internet penetration and mobile usage rates serves as a good basis to build financial identities for Asia’s unbanked. This also translates into harnessing various initiatives in the region’s tech stack and the vibrant data economy to look at opportunities for boosting financial inclusion and access.
Of equal importance is the creation and growth of the social innovation ecosystem that includes start-ups, fintech providers, related businesses and academic institutions in the region to seed and develop Asia Pacific-wide solutions. Experian X Labs was created with this specific purpose and looks to be an agent of responsible innovation, drawing from its expertise around financial inclusion, digital payments and consumer enablement through advanced data analytics, research and development.
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Experian’s VISION2020 Asia Pacific takes place in Singapore, at the 5-Star Ritz-Carlton Hotel. Set in Marina Bay and close to popular attractions, the hotel offers state-of-the-art conference rooms matched with personalised service, boasting enough space and flexibility for surprising exhibits, interactive workshops, networking spaces and more…