ASIFMA Tech & Ops Conference 2023


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ASIFMA Tech & Ops Conference 2023

3 October 2023 | In-person | Fairmont Hotel, Singapore


Hear from regulators, industry experts, and thought leaders as they meet to discuss important issues impacting technology and operations within the capital markets space. The conference agenda aims to identify shared challenges the industry faces and brings market participants together to help solve these though panel discussions keynote addresses and real-world case-study presentations.



Program Format:

1-day engaging programme through keynote addresses, panel discussions, case studies, and fireside chats.

For more details about the event or if you would like to join the speaking faculty contact William Sargent, Head of Events (

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. We welcome your feedback on content. You can email:

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09:00 – 09:05 Welcome Remarks
Laurence Van der Loo, Executive Director, Tech & Ops, ASIFMA
09:05 – 09:10 Welcome Remarks
John Kain, Head of Banking & Capital Markets, Amazon Web Services
09:10 – 09:25 Opening Keynote: Lessons Learnt from Technology & Cyber Incidents in the Financial Sector
Vincent Loy, Assistant Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore 
09:25 – 10:10 Morning Panel 1: View from the top: a C-suite discussion
• Operational challenges impacting trading strategies and infrastructure.
• How to ensure you have the right infrastructure, operating model, and systems to support your business.
• Managing non-financial risk in an era of geopolitical tensions, cyber threats, digital disruptions, an ever-changing regulatory environment & climate change.
• IT infrastructure optimalisation.
• What major technology initiatives are in flight? What is driving these?
• Hybrid working; how to get it right. Impact on culture, monitoring and surveillance, agile working methods.
Magnus Haglind, SVP, Head of Products, Marketplace Technology, Nasdaq
Kevin O’Leary, APAC Chief Information Security Officer, J.P. Morgan
Praveen Raina, Group Managing Director, Operations & Technology, OCBC & Bank of Singapore
Hasan Rauf, Head of Capital Markets, Business Development, Asia-Pacific & Japan, Amazon Web Services

Laurence Van der Loo, Executive Director, Tech & Ops, ASIFMA
10:10 – 10:55 Morning Panel 2: Future proofing post-trade
• What are the key drivers for post-trade transformation?
• How are new technologies enabling transformational change in post trade?
• What are some of the major developments for the coming years?
• Moving to T+1: is the industry ready for US T+1? Lessons learned from Stock Connect. Lessons learned from India.
• Further shortening the settlement cycle. Will we move further to T+0 or even atomic settlement?
Nellie Dagdag, Managing Director, APAC Marketing & Communications & APAC Regional Manager, DTCC
Katie O’Connor, Director, Corporate Actions Securities Processing, S&P Global Market Intelligence
Radha Pillay, Head of APAC, SmartStream
Magdalene Tay,
 APAC Head of Global Markets Management, BNY Mellon Asset Servicing 
Lyndon Chao, Managing Director, Equities & Post Trade, ASIFMA
10:55 – 11:10 Broadridge Case Study: DLT in the Real World 2023
• Insights from the latest global industry survey on DLT / digital asset adoption.
• A practical view of the key challenges and opportunities faced by market participants today – as they look to leverage DLT.
• A deep dive into how DLT is delivering measurable benefits in securities finance and other usage cases.
Barnaby Nelson, CEO, The ValueExchange
Kurt Eldridge, Head of Sales, APAC, Broadridge
11:10 – 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 – 12:20 Morning Panel 3: Operational resilience – sharing models and navigating the landscape
• A discussion among regulators & industry to share views on the supervisory expectations & focus areas (business continuity management, operational resilience, digital operational resilience).
• Degree of consistency across the industry and jurisdictions.
• How are firms navigating this landscape?
James Andronis, Senior Manager, Market Supervision, Australian Securities & Investments Commission
Boris Augustinov, Policy Officer, Digital Finance Unit, DG Fisma, European Commission
(V) Orlando Fernandez, Senior Technical Specialist, Operational Resilience / Third Party Risk Management, Prudential Policy, Bank of England
Francis Loh, SVP, Head of Investor Services, SGX Group’s Operation & Market Services, SGX
Alan Yang, Security Assurance, APJ Resilience Lead, Amazon Web Services
Foo-Onn Yong, Regional Business Continuity & Resilience Manager, UBS
12:20 – 12:50 Fireside Chat: The talent challenge
• A chat on the talent challenges and opportunities in Asia.
Sam Ahmed, Managing Director & Markets, DBS Bank Ltd. Singapore
Pooja Parsram, Director, Workforce Strategy & Future of Work, PwC Southeast Asia Consulting
Sanjay Gour, Leadership Consultant, Egon Zehnder
12:50 – 13:50 Networking Lunch
13:50 – 14:00 Afternoon Keynote: Navigating Digital Revolution: Empowering & Safeguarding Investors in Capital Markets
Waratchya Srimachand, Deputy Secretary General, Securities & Exchange Commission, Thailand
14:00 – 14:45 Afternoon Panel 1: Cloud
• The role of public cloud in digital transformation.
• How are FI’s and CSP’s navigating the regulatory requirements in relation to public cloud. And how are regulatory requirements reshaping public cloud and its usage.
• How are FI’s and CSP’s responding to concerns around concentration risk.
• What will accelerate cloud adoption in financial services?
• The role of public cloud in operational resilience.
• Cloud governance and shared responsibility.
Dan Chesterman, Group Executive, Technology & Data, ASX
Ameya Kamat, Head of Sales & Ecosystem, IBM Cloud, IBM APAC & China
Stuart Gurr, Group Chief Information Officer, APAC, Deutsche Bank
Jovelyn M. Hao, Acting Deputy Director, Technology Risk & Innovation Supervision Department, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Sophie Lloret, Head of Technology & Innovation Regulatory Change, Standard Chartered Bank
14:45 – 15:30 Afternoon Panel 2: Moving the needle for tokenized securities in Asia
• Zooming in on the most valuable asset classes and use cases for tokenization.
• Private or permissioned blockchains? That is the question.
• Legal and regulatory challenges in Asia.
• It’s an entire ecosystem overhaul – what can the industry do to move to the next level.
Yam Ki Chan, VP, Strategy & Policy, Circle
Whikie Liu, Strategy Director, Capital Markets, Swift
Rajeev Tummala, Head of Digital & Data-Asia & MENA, HSBC Securities Services
Kieran White, Global Head of Future Digital, Nomura

Dan Sleep, SVP, Digital Assets & Financial Markets, APAC, Northern Trust
15:30 – 16:15 Afternoon Panel 3: Generative AI in capital markets: threat or opportunity
• What are the most promising use cases for Generative AI in capital markets?
• What are some of the incremental risks that need to be kept in mind? And how can they be mitigated?
• What does future-proof regulatory framework for Generative AI look like?
Boon-Hiong Chan, Global Head Fund Services & Head APAC Securities Market & Technology Advocacy, Deutsche Bank AG Singapore
Satchit Joglekar, Regional Director, Snowflake
Nat Luengnaruemitchai, Executive Vice President, The Stock Exchange of Thailand 
Hsien-Hui Tong, Executive Director – Investments, SGInnovate
Chris Barford, Partner, EY
16:15 – 16:25 Closing Remarks
Laurence Van der Loo, Executive Director, Tech & Ops, ASIFMA
16:25 – 17:00 Networking
Light snacks, cocktails & coffee will be available.
*** (V): Virtual Speaker

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 sponsorship, contact Joy Balboa, Manager – Marketing and Business Development (

Industry experts and senior representatives from sell-side and buy-side communities, law firms/ consultants/ vendors, global and Asian policy makers, regulators and central banks.​

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. For more details about the event or if you would like to join the speaking faculty contact William Sargent, Head of Events (

Hotel venue details

Canning Room Level 4, Fairmont Singapore
80 Bras Basah Road, 189560, Singapore


Media contact

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


Risk Management Platform

Financial Data Management

Trading Systems

Customer Retention

Communications Surveillance

AWS Case Studies for Financial Services


Moving to a T+1 Settlement Cycle

Broadridge Professional Services: T+1 International Offering

Multi-asset Post Trade Processing: Benefit from an Agile, Smart, Simple Solution

Return on Innovation: Intraday Repo has Arrived on Scale

Distributed Ledger Repo: Transforming Global Repo Market Infrastructure  

DLT in the Real World 2023

BRx Match. The Difference in Reconciliation

The Merits of Hosted Solutions in the Securities Finance Space

Maybank Investment Bank Partners with Broadridge to Co-create Proprietary Technology for Securities Borrowing and Lending

Securities Lending: Fair Enough?


Buy-side Perspectives: Preparing for T+1


Modernizing Market Infrastructure

Defining Your Market Infrastructure Modernization Strategy

The Future of Post-Trade – How Tech Transformation Is Reshaping the Landscape

OCC on Reaching a Key Milestone in Its Journey to the Cloud

Bolsa Electrónica de Chile and Bringing Markets to the Cloud

Nasdaq’s Cloud Journey: Transforming the Capital Markets of Tomorrow

Nasdaq and the ValueExchange Financial Market Transition Survey Findings



Corporate Action

Reference Data

Post Trade Processing

Cash and Liquidity 

Fees and Expense 

Digital Payments

Collateral Management 

S&P Global Market Intelligence:

Corporate Actions & Securities Processing


Connecting blockchains: Overcoming fragmentation in tokenised assets

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