ASIFMA Tech & Ops Conference 2022

ASIFMA Tech & Ops Conference 2022

Wednesday to Thursday, 5-6 October

Hybrid | Singapore


Our flagship annual event in Asia for technology and operations is “designed by the industry for the industry” where the industry experts from sell-side, buy-side, policy makers and regulators, law firms and consultants come together to meet and discuss important issues impacting this area. The conference identifies key tech & ops related shared challenges that the industry is facing and brings market participants together to help solve these.

Review details from our 2021 event here.



Program Format:

Day 1 is to be held at the Fairmont Hotel, Singapore with virtual access and Day 2 will be held virtually. This two-day conference will be conducted in English and will feature keynote speeches, presentations, and panel discussions.

For more details about the event or if you would like to join the speaking faculty contact William Sargent (
For sponsorship, contact Joy Balboa, Manager – Marketing and Business Development (

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At ASIFMA, we are committed to ensuring diversity and inclusion in our workplace and this policy is applied in all areas of our  business including speaker roles at our events and conferences. We wish to work with members and partners who share this same commitment and are willing to support this policy.

Download the final  agenda

08:30-08:55 Registration – Stamford Foyer, Level 2
09:00 – 09:05 Opening Remarks
Laurence Van der Loo, Executive Director – Tech & Ops, ASIFMA
09:05 – 09:10 Welcome Remarks
Alice Law, CEO, ASIFMA
09:10-10:00 Morning Panel 1: Digitalisation and Innovation in Capital Markets – a State of Play
What are the megatrends and new technology developments in capital markets?
How to deliver change while supporting stability?
How are firms managing tech resilience?
How to ensure integration of innovative solutions in the existing capital markets ecosystem?
Laurence Thiery, Head of Financial Services, Asia, Amazon Web Services
Puay Hwa Ling, MD, Head of Investment & Trading Technology, DBS
Jennifer Peve, Managing Director, Head of Strategy and Business Development, DTCC
Sharon Toh, Head of ASEAN Region, SWIFT
Moderator: Zennon Kapron, Founder and Director, KapronAsia
10:00-10:45 Morning Panel 2: Public Cloud Adoption in Capital Markets – Opportunities and Roadblocks
Benefits and opportunities for cloud adoption in capital markets, what are the use cases?
What are the current regulatory approaches in the region and globally?
How do firms move from legacy systems to cloud and what are the practical operational challenges?
How to drive interoperability and data portability in a cloud environment?
Peter Shen, Head of Innovation and Market Data, Eastspring Investments
Stuart Houston, Director, APAC Financial Services, Google Cloud
Kevin O’Leary, Managing Director & APAC Regional CISO, JP Morgan
Anthony Hodge, Head, Cloud Governance and Product Owner, Standard Chartered Bank
Moderator: Rhys McWhirter, Partner, Head of Technology, Asia, Eversheds Sutherland
10:45-11:15 Refreshment Break
11:15-12:00 Morning Panel 3: Leveraging the Power of Data to Drive Digitalisation in Capital Markets
What is the role of data in digitalising capital markets?
How to transform into a data-driven organisation and how to incubate a data driven culture?
What are the implications of open banking and data sharing (including for data privacy and security) and how to address these?
What is the importance of data for regulatory reporting, innovation, AI adoption, regtech adoption?
Can we move to a regional/global standard?
Guy Sheppard, General Manager for Financial Services, Aboitiz Data Innovation
Duncan Cooper, Head of Omni Digital Services, BNY Mellon
Moderator: Alice Law, CEO, ASIFMA
12:00-12:45 Morning Panel 4: Digital Assets: The Regulatory Environment
Overview of the emerging regulatory approaches
How to ensure a globally consistent regulatory framework?
How do you balance innovation, customer protection and financial stability?
Lena Ng, Partner, Clifford Chance
John Ho, Head of Legal, Financial Markets, Standard Chartered Bank
Irfan Ahmad, APAC Product Lead, State Street Digital
Moderator: Adrian Chng, Founder & CEO, Fintonia Group
12:45-13:45 Networking Lunch
13:45-14:35 Afternoon Panel 1: Digital Assets Adoption and Take-up in Capital Markets and the Intersection with TradFi
What are the institutional considerations for entering crypto markets?
Which services are traditional capital market participants venturing into (eg custody, brokerage, private asset digitisation, tokenised securities). Where is the demand and how are FIs responding?
What are the benefits of blockchain in capital markets and of tokenising securities?
How is DLT being integrated by banks and what are the impacts to the system architecture internally and externally?
How are traditional financial services and established digital assets firms working together to institutionalise digital assets?
What will be the trigger point for mass adoption? What will the end state be?
Traditional vs crypto: market abuse risks and surveillance approaches
What can the traditional market participants learn from the new players and vice versa?
Vince Turcotte, Director, Digital Assets, Asia Pacific, Eventus
Rajeev Tummala, ASEAN Head of Securities Services (Interim); Director, Digital & Data, Securities Services, HSBC Singapore
Sriram Chakravarthi, Head, Regulatory Affairs & Industry Engagement, Marketnode
Damien Fontanille, Institutional Sales, Societe Generale FORGE
Moderator: Whikie Liu, Director, Capital Markets Strategy, SWIFT
14:35-15:25 Afternoon Panel 2: Stablecoins
How are stablecoins different from cryptocurrencies and CBDCs?
What is the main motivation to issue stablecoins?
What is their use case?
Suggested governance arrangements (including blockchain governance, settlement mechanism, KYC etc)
The role of stablecoins as a linkage between TradFi and DeFi
How should stablecoins be regulated?
Andrew McCormack, Centre Head, Singapore, Bank for InternationalSettlements Innovation Hub (BISIH)
U-Zyn Chua, Co founder & CTO, Cake DeFi
Boon-Hiong Chan, Global Head Fund Services & Head APAC Securities Market & Technology Advocacy, Deutsche Bank
Julian Kwan, CEO and Co-founder, InvestaX
Moderator: Yixiang Zeng, Southeast Asia correspondent, Thomson Reuters
15:25-15:55 Refreshment Break
15:55-16:40 Afternoon Panel 3: DeFi
Functions of DeFi infrastructure including smart contracts, decentralised applications, oracles and stablecoins
What are the problems that DeFi is trying to solve?
DeFi use-cases including credit/lending, decentralised exchanges, derivatives and tokenisation
DeFi related risks and compensating controls, including smart-contract risk, governance risk, oracle risk, scaling risk, DEX risk and regulatory risk
How should DeFi be regulated?
Scalability, interoperability and adoption issues and solutions
Ben Wee, Vice President, Capital
Danny Chong, Co-founder, Tranchess
Chuan-Ji Lim, APAC Strategic Development Lab, UBS

Moderator: Hock Lai Chia Co-chairman, Blockchain Association Singapore
16:40-17:10 Afternoon Panel 4: Case Studies; Tokenised Securities and Leveraging DLT in Capital Markets
Oi-Yee Choo, CEO, ADDX
David Z Wang, Co-founder, Group CEO, Helicap
Yongchuan Pan, Portfolio Manager, Ternary Fund Management
Moderator: Emir Hrnjic, Academic Director, UCLA-NUS Executive MBA Program,Head of FinTech Training, Asian Institute of Digital Finance, NUS Business School
17:10-17:15 Closing Remarks
Laurence Van der Loo, Executive Director – Tech & Ops, ASIFMA
17:15-18:15 Networking drinks
12:35-12:40 Opening Remarks
Laurence Van der Loo, Executive Director – Tech & Ops, ASIFMA
12:40-12:55 Opening Keynote
Julia Leung, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, Executive Director Intermediaries, Securities and Futures Commission (SFC), Hong Kong
12:55-13:40 Panel 1: Implementing Operational Resilience in APAC
Updates on relative policy work of global standard-setting bodies
How are authorities and firms implementing operational resilience policies including the BCBS principles, early lessons learned, consistency across firms/jurisdictions, measuring areas of success, and meeting supervisory expectations?
Adapting to operational disruptions due to COVID-19 pandemic including remote working and geopolitical risks
Challenges FIs are facing when implementing global and local frameworks in Asia jurisdictions
Brandon Lim, Head of Security Assurance (Regulated Sectors), APAC, Amazon Web Services
Cliff Bullock, Regional Head of Operations, Asia Pacific, Invesco

Raymond Chan, Executive Director, Banking Supervision, Hong Kong Monetary Authority
Moderator: Janice Goh, Partner, Cavenagh Law LLP, Clifford Chance Asia
13:40-14:25 Panel 2: Outsourcing / Critical Third Parties
How are regulators and firms addressing the risk posed by critical third parties?
What are some of the emerging regulatory approaches?
What is the view of the critical third parties?
How are FIs navigating a fragmented regulatory landscape?
Frankie Tam, Of Counsel, Eversheds Sutherland
Vincent Loy, Assistant Managing Director, Technology Group, Monetary Authority of Singapore
Mark Morris, Global Head of Business Development, Managed Services, SmartStream
Moderator: Laurence Van der Loo, Executive Director – Tech & Ops, ASIFMA
14:25-15:10 Panel 3: Greentech and Operationalising ESG
How can tech support ESG goals?
How can data support ESG initiatives?
How are ESG considerations shaping the implementation, development and use of new technologies?
Tamara Singh, Citi – D10X team, Institutional Clients Group, Citi
Helena Fung, Head of Sustainable Investing, Asia Pacific, FTSE Russell, an LSEG Business
Benjamin Soh, Managing Director, STACS
Moderator: Diana Parusheva-Lowery, Executive Director, Public Policy and Sustainable Finance, ASIFMA
15:10-15:25 Keynote address
Yuan Lyu, Director of the Innovation Division, Digital Currency Institute, The People’s Bank of China
15:25-16:15 Panel 4: CBDCs: Capital Markets Considerations
Impact of CBDCs on traditional capital markets participants
What are the conditions needed for CBDCs to be a major benefit in wholesale markets?
Considerations concerning the design, issuance and legal status of wCBDCs
What is needed to enable globally interoperable CBDCs for cross-border payments in the wholesale space
Use cases for wCBDCs in capital markets
Overview of recent CBDC developments in the regional and globally
Benedicte Nolens, Centre Head, Hong Kong, Bank for International Settlements Innovation Hub (BISIH)
Felix Yip, Global Head of Digital Assets Engineering, Goldman Sachs
Tetsuya Inoue, Senior Researcher, Financial Market & Digital Business Research Department, NRI
Douglas W. Arner, Kerry Holdings Professor in Law, University of Hong Kong
Moderator: John Ball, Managing Director, Global FX Division, GFMA
16:15-17:00 Panel 5: The Evolving Cyber Threats and Regulatory Landscape
What is the evolving threat landscape?
Harmonising and facilitating regulatory compliance
The role of the financial sector cybersecurity profile
Thoughts on establishing an efficient firm-led penetration testing framework
Incident reporting: fragmentation challenges and proposed solutions
Nan Maguire, Head of Information Security, Privacy and Resilience APAC, abrdn
Natsuko Inui, Regional Director for Japan and East Asia, FS-ISAC
David Leach, Managing Director, Cybersecurity and Technology Controls, JP Morgan
Moderator: Julian Gordon, VP, Asia Pacific, Hyperledger Foundation, and Open SFF, Linux Foundation, APAC
17:00-17:10 Closing Keynote
Eva Hüpkes, Head Regulatory and Supervisory Policies at Secretariat, Financial Stability Board
17:10-17:15 Closing Remarks
Laurence Van der Loo, Executive Director – Tech & Ops, ASIFMA

To effectively engage this esteemed audience and connect with the global and regional community, various sponsorship packages with speaking slots and marketing opportunities are available for ASIFMA members and non-members offering unparalleled branding exposure and lead generation. Financial institutions, vendors, consultants, and law firms are particularly encouraged to join as sponsors.

For more information on sponsorship and opportunities contact Joy Balboa, Manager – Marketing and Business Development (

Platinum Sponsor

Gold Sponsors


Research Partner

Media Partners



Supporting Organisation

Event Manager

For more details about the event or if you would like to join the speaking faculty contact Willim Sargent (

Registration is now open!

Registration details

In-person Event Access
Day 1 – Event Rates
Standard rate 1 September onwards
ASIFMA members / Endorser Members USD 220

Non ASIFMA Members USD 240

Virtual Only Access
Day 1 and Day 2 Virtual access
Complimentary Virtual access for Day 1 & Day 2 Program

CPT Hours

Day 1: Technology and Innovation in Capital Markets (CPT 6 Hours)
Day 2: Operational Outlook, Resilience and ESG (CPT 4 Hours)

* To qualify for the CPT hours mentioned above, participants are required to attend the entire event on each day.
* Attendance letters will be issued based on the number of hours attended per day. You will not be issued with an attendance letter if you do not attend all sessions for that specific day.

Media contact

This event is open to the press. For media inquiry, please contact Corliss Ruggles (

*All registration requires final approval by ASIFMA and we reserve the right to cancel or decline any registration.

Hotel venue details

Stamford Ballroom Level 4, Fairmont Singapore
80 Bras Basah Road, 189560, Singapore

How to get to Stamford Ballroom 

You may wish to use the entrance of Swissotel Lobby with the escalators leading directly up to level 4.

Guest Rooms

Delegates can enjoy a discounted rate at both The Fairmont Hotel and The Swissoltel. All hotel room reservations are dependent on availability and is on a first come first serve basis: Book your room now.

For booking inquiries and/or issues, please get in touch with:
Min Hui Seah
Assistant Conference & Event Services Manager
Fairmont Singapore & Swissôtel The Stamford
T. +(65) 6431 5513

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