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Founder and MD at Payshield
My background is in technology and I have been working in payments security area as a consultant for the last 7 years, both in startups, medium-sized organisations and big corporates. During this time I was always questioned why there is no simple, reliable, scalable and unified solution to common problems most companies have with PCI DSS problems - every business solves the same issues in their own way. This is how the idea of PCI DSS Compliance as a Service platform was born.
General Manager Payments for National Australia Bank
Paul Franklin is General Manager Payments for National Australia Bank Ltd (NAB). He is responsible Australian domestic payments including the New Payments Platform, international payments and correspondent banking, and digital channels. Paul has more than 20 years’ experience in the Australian banking industry, having previously worked for Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Westpac Banking Corporation. He lives in Sydney with his wife and two daughters. See more about Paul’s background and experience at linkedin.com/in/paulgfranklin.
Business Development Director, Financial Services, Asia-Pacific – Equinix
With more than 25 years of experience in sales and market development, Mary McHale is a passionate business leader. At Equinix she is responsible for building new relationships and creating interconnection opportunities across multiple industry verticals to develop the Equinix Digital Commerce Ecosystem. In this role, Mary will coordinate and build on Equinix’s existing community of banks, payment providers, payment gateways, card associations, and mobile wallet providers across the region. Mary will also work to create new relationships with other key players in the ecosystem including FinTech start-ups, regulators and professional organizations focused on advancing the opportunities for companies to accelerate their business potential. Prior to joining Equinix, Ms. McHale was Vice President, Senior Engagement Manager Financial Services at Nielsen where she co-lead the development of a new vertical for the company that supported the sale of consumer research and insights to financial services companies. She also spent more than a decade with Citigroup where she held a variety of roles overseeing regional strategy, cross-border payments and wealth management growth for 17 markets. Ms. McHale holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance from DePaul University – Charles H. Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from Marquette University.
Managing Director of The Fold Legal
Claire Wivell Plater is Managing Director of The Fold Legal which is a boutique provider of legal services to the financial services industry. Claire is a recognized authority and thought leader on financial services regulation. In addition to providing commercial and regulatory advice to a wide range of financial services businesses, Claire sits on Advisory Boards to four fintech and regtech businesses. She is a longstanding member of the Business Advisory Committee to ASIC’s Licensing Division and a member of the Federal Treasurer’s FinTech Advisory Group. The Fold Legal was included in the Janders Dean Legal Innovation Index in 2015 and Claire was individually included in the Index in 2016. In 2017, Claire was named Fintech Mentor of the Year and Fintech Thought Leader of the Year by Fintech Business.
Banking Services Business Domain Lead at ANZ
Nigel Dobson is Banking Services Business Domain Lead at ANZ. The Banking Services Domain delivers common end-to-end platform-based services to drive our business outcomes towards delivering innovative, customer focussed solutions. Banking Services is responsible for developing and implementing the groups Payments platform strategy that will support the enterprise and our partners. The domain portfolio will also include additional enterprise services such as Fraud monitoring, Transaction Screening, Digital Identity, Credit and Risk Monitoring and Decisioning. Nigel leads the banks Blockchain strategy and associated activities, including fostering partnerships and industry pilots. Nigel is currently a Director of the New Payments Platform (NPPA) in Australia and a Director of the Australian Payments Council (APC). Prior to this role, Nigel spent 4 years in senior Transaction Banking roles at ANZ, including Global Head of Payments and Cash Management and Global Head of Transaction Banking Products. Nigel joined ANZ in July 2009 from Citi in Hong Kong where he was Regional Head of Trade and Transaction Services. Nigel had spent a total of 19 years at Citi in various senior Markets and Transaction Services roles in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong. Nigel has a Bachelor of Economics from Victoria University, New Zealand.
Managing Director, Kapronasia
Zennon is the founder and Managing Director of Kapronasia and has been involved in the financial technology industry for over 15 years. Kapronasia is one of Asia's leading providers of independent research, custom consulting, and advisory services focusing on the financial industry and financial technology. Clients of Kapronasia include some of the world's largest financial institutions and technology companies. Kapronasia helps clients understand and navigate the challenges they face from a challenging region with a rapidly changing business, operational and technological environment.Zennon has been published and mentioned in numerous online and offline industry publications and is a regular participant in industry events both in Asia and globally. Before Kapronasia, Zennon was the Global Banking Industry Manager for Intel based out of Shanghai, China and, prior to Intel, was the CIO for Citigroup Portugal. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Syracuse University and an MBA from INSEAD.
Co-founder at TenX
Originally being from Austria, 31 year old Dr. Julian Hosp was a professional kitesurfer in his early years, ranking among the top 10 in the world. He studied medicine and worked as a trauma surgeon. Missing the freedoms he had as a professional athlete, he decided to quit his medical career and move to Asia to start his own business. Having heard about Bitcoin the first time in 2011 from a patient, he co-founded the Singapore based Fintech company TenX in 2015. He is considered as one of the most valued speakers and influencers in the blockchain ecosystem and was named as one of the top Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Experts to Follow by Influencive in 2017.
Head of Blockchain, Commonwealth Bank of Australia
Sophie is the Head of Blockchain for the Global Innovation Labs, Commonwealth Bank Institutional Banking & Markets.
Sophie is responsible for Commonwealth Bank’s portfolio of blockchain projects and strategic direction; including blockchain prototype development and testing, incubation and commercialisation, involving close collaboration with the Bank’s clients, business teams, fintechs and industry participants.
Sophie has a background in investment banking, working in capital markets in Europe and Australia.
Chairman of AusPayNet
Mr Rob Craig BSc (Hons), BCA, MAICD
(Independent director & Chairman)
28 years’ broad financial services experience across Australia, NZ and the UK in retail, business, payments, institutional banking, insurance and wealth management. Working with mid-sized and large corporates, specialising in leading large scale organisational transformation programmes. Currently Chief Operating Officer at Insurance and Care NSW (icare).
Originally appointed in January 2014 as an independent director and Chairman. Recently reappointed for a new three-year term commencing on 1 January 2017. Chairman and member of the CEO Selection Committee and Remuneration Committee.
Head of Technology, Strategy and Architecture – Payments at ANZ
Jo's the Enterprise Architect at ANZ responsible for payments-related activities. Over 9 years, he's defined the bank's technical strategy and responses to many internal and industry initiatives. Jo leads a team of 20 architects who design and build payments solutions across the 32 countries of the ANZ Group. Jo's been involved in NPP from the start in 2011. He's played many roles throughout its delivery and is now the Design Authority representative from ANZ. Prior to ANZ, Jo spent 18 years with Logica across the globe, designing payments infrastructures for countries, solutions for banks and commercial products.
Managing Director, Head of Markets and Initiatives, Asia Pacific, SWIFT
Philippe Dirckx is Managing Director, Head of the Markets & Initiatives team in the Asia Pacific region, and is also part of the SWIFT Asia Pacific management team. Leading a team of market and product experts, Philippe is responsible for defining and driving the execution of SWIFT’s strategy in Asia Pacific. Philippe is also the Programme Director for AUNPP responsible for the delivery of the SWIFT infrastructure to the industry.
Philippe has 30 years of experience in securities markets, financial market infrastructures and commercial banking. His expertise also lies in executive management roles, as well as strategic business planning and implementation for strategic initiatives. Prior to joining SWIFT, Philippe was Managing Director and Regional Head of Intermediaries and Market Infrastructures at Citi Transaction Services for Asia Pacific. Before that, he was Head of Asia Pacific for Euroclear and worked for Fortis in a variety of executive roles in both Europe and Asia for 20 years.
Philippe holds a Master’s Degree in Economics from the Louvain-la-Neuve University, Belgium and an Executive Master’s Degree in Management from the Solvay Business School in Brussels. He is based in Hong Kong.
CEO of Sedicii
Rob Leslie is the founder and CEO of Sedicii. Rob has a successful track record of establishing and growing businesses to considerable scale. He was part of the original management team in Dell Japan that established and grew the business to almost 300 employees and $300M turnover in 4 years. In 2007 he co-founded Kyckr (ASX:KYK) which listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in September 2016 and provides organisational identity services for KYC & AML services to banks and other regulated financial institutions across the globe. He also co-founded, grew and ultimately sold PTS Japan in 2000. Sedicii is a pioneer in the space of self-sovereign identity where it uses a pateneted zero knowledge proof protocol to help people and businesses prove their identities in a fully privacy preserving manner. Rob is a World Economic Forum Technology Pioneer and has been invited to speak at Davos on Cybersecurity, Identity and other technology issues affecting the world’s economies.
Research Group Leader, Software Systems, DATA61 | CSIRO
Mark Staples leads the Software Systems group at Data61, CSIRO, which is conducting research into blockchain technology, analytics architectures, behavioural analytics, business process systems, and legal informatics. His research interests are in software engineering and the philosophy of engineering, and he has worked in the software engineering industry in Australia, on electronic payments systems, distributed control systems, and implantable medical devices. He holds a BSc and BInfTech (Hons) from University of Queensland and a PhD from University of Cambridge. He is a Conjoint Associate Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW. He is a member of Australia's standardization committee on blockchain and DLT (IT-041), under Australia's leadership of the Secretariat of the International Technical Committee for Blockchain Standards (ISO/TC 307).
Chief Executive, Australian Digital Commerce Association
Nick Giurietto leads the Australian Digital Commerce Association, Australia’s industry representative council for organisations driving business change and developing new business models using blockchain technology. ADCCA exists to encourage the responsible adoption of blockchain technology as a means to drive innovation in service delivery across all sectors of the economy.Successful innovation using blockchain will require new levels of collaboration between business partners and with government. Nick’s focus is on education, collaboration and regulatory reform to enable this to happen. Nick was responsible for the development of the Australian Digital Currency Code of Conduct which establishes best practice standards for digital currency businesses in Australia and has been modelled in other countries. Nick has worked with the Australian Government on issues including the taxation treatment of digital currencies, Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorist Financing regulations and identifying use cases for deployment of blockchain solutions within government. Nick is a member of the Standards Australia Technical Committee on Blockchain and Distributed Ledger Standards and a participant in the International Standards Organisation Study Group on Identity on the Blockchain. Nick has lived and worked in 6 countries - Australia, Egypt, Germany, Austria, UK and USA - in a number of roles ranging from business process design, customer insight, marketing and product management. The common thread that unites these roles is a focus on the customer as the foundation for business success. His personal passion is travel having recently visited his 95th country.
Head of Oceania, SWIFT
Bill Doran joined SWIFT’s commercial team in Sydney in 2004. During his time at SWIFT, Bill has developed a deep understanding of the payments and securities markets in Australia and New Zealand, and has held key roles in delivering the SWIFT-based payment systems in both countries as well as supporting the evolution of automated clearing and settlement capabilities at ASX-Austraclear, ASX-CHESS and NZ Clear. In 2011, Bill started managing the relationship with the region’s key clients before being promoted in 2013 to Head of Oceania, responsible for all of SWIFT’s commercial activities in the region. Bill led SWIFT’s successful pitch to provide the Basic Infrastructure services for the New Payments Platform (NPP) in Australia, which is planned for live operations in 2017/2018. Prior to SWIFT, Bill worked in various industries including telecommunications, transport and finance as well as the leading a team at IBM responsible for the results systems for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games. He has experience in diverse markets including relocation assignments in Spain, USA and Vietnam. Bill is Australian.
Senior Executive Leader – Deposit Takers, Credit & Insurers | Regional Commissioner – New South Wales
Michael Saadat is Senior Executive Leader for ASIC's Deposit Takers, Credit and Insurers team and ASIC's Regional Commissioner for New South Wales. Michael's team has primary responsibility for oversight of retail banking, insurance companies, mortgage and finance brokers, and electronic payment providers. Michael's team also includes ASIC's Indigenous Outreach Program. Prior to this, Michael worked as Director and Head of Compliance for Citigroup's Consumer Bank in Australia. He has also previously worked at ASIC as a senior lawyer and senior manager, and as a consultant at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London and Sydney. Michael has Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Macquarie University, a Master of Laws from the London School of Economics, and an Executive MBA from Melbourne Business School.
Associate at Open Data Institute
Ellen's an independent data consultant and Associate for the Open Data Institute. Ellen returned to Australia from the UK in late 2016, where she was Head of Policy for the Open Data Institute (ODI). The ODI, founded by Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Sir Nigel Shadbolt in 2012, is a global leader in the development of standards, policies and software to support the open web of data. Ellen’s team oversaw data strategy and policy development for the ODI, as well as for the ODI’s government and commercial clients.
While at the ODI, Ellen was recruited by then Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Elisabeth Truss as her expert adviser on data. Ellen also designed the open data board game, Datopolis together with ODI CEO Jeni Tennison, which is being played in 19 countries. Her writing has been published in the New Scientist, Guardian, StatsLife and a range of government and technology publications. She’s appeared on ABC Radio National’s ‘Big Ideas’ and Future Tense' Programmes and spoken about data anonymisation at SXSW (South by Southwest) in the US. She's currently writing a book about ethical AI to be published in the second half of 2018 (Melbourne University Publishing).
Head of Payments Policy, Reserve Bank of Australia
Tony Richards is Head of Payments Policy at the Reserve Bank of Australia where he is responsible for the Bank’s analysis and advice to the Payments System Board on promoting competition and efficiency and controlling risk in the Australian payments system and for the Bank’s oversight of financial market infrastructures. His previous roles at the Reserve Bank have included serving as Head of Economic Analysis, Head of Economic Research and Deputy Head of International Department. He has also worked at the International Monetary Fund in Washington on international capital markets issues, and on numerous countries including Korea, Russia and the Baltic countries. Dr. Richards’ academic and policy research has been published in leading international economic and financial journals. He holds a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) from the University of Sydney, a Masters in Public Administration from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the George Washington University.
Head of Retail Banking, Standard Chartered Korea
Patrick Yoon is the Head of Retail Banking, Korea since 1 October 2015. Prior to his current role, he is responsible for the strategic development and management of the Bank’s Retail Products and Client Segments as a head of Retail Products, Korea &NEA.
Patrick was the Head of Office to Group Chief Executive of Standard Chartered Bank in London. He was responsible for developing and executing the Group Chief Executive’s client, regulatory, and political relationships and supported the CEO on a number of internal and external initiatives.
Patrick previously spent two years at Standard Chartered Bank in Korea as SVP, Strategy and Re-Engineering where he led the overall transformation programme.
In his first role with Standard Chartered Bank, he was a Senior Director of Group CB Strategy and Business Development overseeing strategy and inorganic opportunities across Asia, Africa and the Middle East. Patrick started his professional career with Standard Chartered in 2005 and has worked in Singapore, Taiwan, Korea and the United Kingdom.
Patrick holds dual MBA degrees from Columbia Business School and London Business School and a Masters of International Management from University of Southern California.
In his free time, Patrick enjoys playing sports (baseball and basketball), movies, and travelling with his family.
CEO, New Payments Platform Australia Ltd
Adrian commenced as the inaugural CEO of NPP Australia Limited in September 2016. Commencing in Q4 2017, the New Payments Platform will provide Australian businesses and consumers with a fast, flexible, data-rich payments system for making their everyday payments, and provide a platform for future growth and innovation. Prior to joining NPP Australia Ltd, Adrian was General Manager, Product & Service at Cuscal Ltd. Adrian was responsible for all product management and operational functions, marketing, sales, and client service. Cuscal was a founding participant of the Real Time Payments Committee and Adrian was one of several senior staff deeply involved in the design, development and governance of Australia’s NPP.
Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia
Philip Lowe is Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia. Dr Lowe holds a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a B.Comm (Honours) in Economics/Econometrics from the University of New South Wales. He has authored numerous papers, including on the linkages between monetary policy and financial stability. He commenced as Governor on 18 September 2016. He is Chair of the Reserve Bank Board and Payments System Board, and Chair of the Council of Financial Regulators. He is a member of the Financial Stability Board. Prior to his current role, he held the positions of Deputy Governor, Assistant Governor (Economic) and Assistant Governor (Financial System). He also spent two years at the Bank for International Settlements working on financial stability issues. Dr Lowe is Chair of the Financial Markets Foundation for Children and a director of The Anika Foundation. Dr Lowe is a signatory to The Banking and Finance Oath.
CEO of FinTech Australia
Danielle Szetho is CEO of FinTech Australia, the national fintech industry association. She is dedicated to building a supportive and collaborative fintech policy platform that will realise Australia's ambitions of being a world-leading market for fintech innovation and investment. Driven by her organisation’s vision to foster an ecosystem of supportive partners and networks so Fintech companies can thrive and grow, she confesses that meeting and working with bright minds is the best part of her role! Danielle joined FinTech Australia from Fairfax Media where she was Industry Head, Banking and Finance. Prior to this, Danielle held management roles at leading Media brands such as Fairfax, News Ltd and Fox Sports. Danielle holds an MBA (Executive) and a Bachelor of Digital Media from UNSW. During her career she has cultivated a diverse set of skills from leadership roles in functions such as Strategy/Transformation, Business Development, Product Management, Data Analytics, Advertising/Marketing and Design/UX and it is this unique skill set that has led to the phenomenal success seen at FinTech Australia since it’s inception in 2016.Danielle is a member of the ASIC Digital Finance Advisory Committee and is on the Steering Committee for FinTech Victoria. She is also the FinTech Track curator for SPARK Festival Sydney and is a passionate advocate for Women in FinTech.
CEO, Australian Payments Network
With over 20 years of international experience, primarily in financial services, Leila Fourie has served on multiple boards and held senior roles in banking, capital markets and payments. Dr Fourie was appointed as CEO of Australian Payments Network in 2016 and also serves as the Vice President of the Economic Society of Australia. Prior to this, she served on the board of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange as Executive Director. Dr Fourie also served as Card Division Managing Director for one of South Africa’s largest banks, Standard Bank. During this time, she served as Chairman on the board of Diners Club and Board Member on Discover’s Chicago-based Diners Club International Advisory board. Leila started in Standard Bank’s investment bank as Global Director Credit analytics, capital and portfolio management for SA, UK, Hong Kong, Russia, Brazil and Argentina. Leila has a PhD in Economic and Financial Sciences and won the Founders’ award in 2012 for best Masters Economics thesis in the country by Economic Society South Africa.
Regional Director for Aus & NZ | Gemalto
Graeme Pyper joined SafeNet (now known as Gemalto Security) in May 2012 and serves as the company’s Australia, New Zealand and Pacific Islands Regional Director. With over 20 years of business experience in information security and data protection, Graeme has established himself as a leader in information security with specialties in Encryption and Key Management, connecting partners with customers, helping to change the way businesses view and manage their most sensitive data as they transform their business into the digital world. Graeme has grown a number of security brands across UK, EMEA and APAC with a consistent approach and often is the 1st point of call for advice and guidance by many corporates. Whilst in EMEA Graeme was responsible for setting up and growing the Service provider and Telco “As a Service” product line which saw the establishment of a solid line of business growing at a significant rate year on year. In October 2015 Graeme moved to Sydney to lead the growth plans for the region with a 5 year plan to establish Gemalto Security as the leader in Data protection, encryption and Key Management.
Chief Strategy Officer, Australian Payments Network Limited
Victoria has been working with payment and identity technologies for over 15 years. She has advised a range of organisations, from start-ups to major banks, on the business implications of emerging payment and identity technologies. She is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at Australian Payments Network Limited. Australian Payments Network (AusPayNet) is the self-regulatory body set up by the payments industry to improve the safety, reliability, equity, convenience and efficiency of the Australian payments system. A key part of Victoria’s role involves shaping the future direction of the payments industry through her work with the Australian Payments Council, for which AusPayNet provides subject matter expertise and secretariat support. The Australian Payments Council is the strategic coordination body for the Australian payments industry. It engages directly with the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Payments Systems Board.
Executive Advisor to the Board of Directors, equensWorldline
Prof. h.c. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Salmony Executive Adviser equensWorldline Michael is an internationally recognised leader on business innovations especially in the digital and financial services space.
In this capacity he is board-level advisor to banks, national and international associations for example the European Commission, the EPC (the decision making body of the 8000 banks in the 31 countries of Europe), the EACB (4056 banks with aggregated assets of 7 trillion€ and their 210 million customers throughout the EU), the ERPB (the key European multi-stakeholder strategy board chaired by the Executive Board of the European Central Bank ECB) and further major national and international boards.
He is widely published (and cited/translated into many languages including German, Italian, Dutch, Finnish, Polish, Russian and Japanese) and appears regularly as keynote speaker at leading events and across all print, broadcast and electronic media. He is executive adviser to the BoD of equensWorldline, Europe’s leading payment provider that processes over 17 trillion Euro per year. Previously he was IBM's Director of Market Development Media and Communications Technologies and studied at Cambridge University, UK.
CEO, Smorenberg Corporate Consultancy
Harry is a financial services marketing and positioning strategist. He previously worked at Banque Paribas and ABN AMRO and was a director at two leading strategic consultants. He is a leading contributor to innovation in both the retail and corporate payments and transaction space. He has also been actively involved in developing solutions in financial planning, international pensions and 'social innovations'. His strength is in catalyzing institutions into developing vision and strategies, and in identifying and implementing client-centric solutions. He is a columnist and guest speaker, sits on several advisory boards and regularly publishes in leading international media. Other functions: • Member of the International Advisory Board of the Europe China Institute - Nyenrode Business University • Member of the Board of Advisors of NIBUD (National Institute for Family Finance Information) • Adjunct Professor at Joint Innovation Center for Social Management of Urban and Rural Communities in Hubei Province - Zhongnan University in Wuhan, China • Member of the Council of Scholars and member of the International Advisory Board for the Center for Retirement Initiatives, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University, Washington • Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board of Banking & Finance, Europe • Founder & Chairman of the EuropeanPaymentSummit - Brussels (www.epcasummit.com) and GlobalPaymentSummit - Singapore (www.apsummit.wpengine.com). Both part of 'Transactives' • Founder & Chairman of the WorldPensionSummit - The Hague (www.worldpensionsummit.com) and WorldPensionSummit Africa Special - Abuja, Nigeria • Co-Founder and Chairman of China's National Academic-Strategic Pension Forum with Renmin University - Beijing (www.chinapensionforum.com.cn) • Founder and Chairman of "New Normal in Working" (the impact of longevity) • Board member and CFO of the "Drie Dolfijnen" foundation (charity fund)