Tracking the digital shift in banking at Next Bank Asia 2015

The “Ted of Banking” will discuss fintech and disruptors in the Asian financial sector May 27–28th in Singapore

Next Bank Asia will host “Tracking the Digital Shift” at the Red Dot Design Museum on May 27–28. Participants will be engaged on topics relevant to the Asian financial sector such as the impact of block chain and other disruptive technologies, who owns payments in this era and how banks and insurance companies are dealing with digital disruption.

The Conference will bring together over 200 financial professionals, entrepreneurs, innovators, designers and creatives from across the banking, design and technology sectors and provide them an accessible and creative platform to connect and network.

Next Bank was founded in Singapore four years ago by banking executive and innovation leader, Rob Findlay. He was recently ranked by FinServ 25, as the 8th most influential voice in banking. Next Bank has grown into a global forum to discuss the future of finance, driven by design, innovation and entrepreneurship with events in 18 cities around the world.

Commenting on this year’s Conference, Findlay said, “This is an exciting time to be in the banking industry in Asia and globally. New disruptive technologies and business models are emerging which are challenging the way we bank and transact with each other. Singapore is at the heart of that transformation in Asia. We are looking forward to bringing together thought-leaders from around the region and around the world to share ideas and their vision for the future.”

Key speakers and participants include:

  • Roy Teo, Director and Head (Technology and Payments Division), Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS)
  • Amy Bonsall, Design Director, IDEO
  • Zia Zaman, Chief Innovation Officer, Metlife
  • Khailee Ng, Managing Partner, 500 Startups
  • Paul Cobban, COO, Technology & Operations, DBS Bank
  • Rosaline Koo, CEO of CXA Health
  • Pascal Bouvier, Partner, Route 66 Ventures
  • Pranav Seth, Head of eBusiness & Business Transformation, OCBC Bank
  • Meri Rosich, Founder,
  • Markus Gnirck, COO Startupbootcamp Fintech
  • Antony Lewis, Business Development, itBit
  • Priscilla Joseph, FRANK segment mgt, OCBC Bank
  • Pramod Veturi, Head of Wealth Management, Standard Chartered
  • Matteo Rizzi, SBT Ventures

Next Bank Asia will be hosting the inaugural ‘Next Bank Fintech Finals’ in Singapore on November 2015. More details will be announced during the Conference.

Next Bank Asia 2015 presents 30 speakers, 25 start-ups, and a range of great talks and panels on all the topics that matter.

Day 2 of the Next Bank Asia 2015 will incorporate the Innotribe Asia Startup challenge.

Since its inception in Singapore in 2012, Next Bank has developed into a global movement with home- grown events in markets such as Hong Kong, Beijing, Sydney, Nairobi, Rome, Madrid and Bogota. More events are in the pipeline this year and in 2016 in major cities around 4 continents including Melbourne, Shanghai, Dubai, Moscow, Barcelona, London, Boston, San Francisco, Mexico City, Sao Palo, Santiago and Bueno Aires. The organization was founded in order to bring together banking, design, and technology professionals and pave the future of how they serve their customers.

The Next Bank Asia 2015 Conference sponsors include Accenture, Fiserv, ForgeRock and SimplyTapp. For more information on Next Bank Asia visit or follow them on Twitter at @NextBankAsia and the hashtag #NBASG15.