PwC and EY fintech leaders to speak at Money20/20 event in Singapore

12 March 2019 Consultancy.asia

The respective Asia fintech leaders of Big Four professional services firms PwC and EY will appear among the featured speakers for next week’s Money20/20 event in Singapore.

Running from the 19th to 21st of March at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore, the 2019 Money 20/20 conference is expected to draw more than 3,500 attendees across three days of discussions and presentations on the future of the financial services industry – surrounding this year’s themes of the Challenger Banks’ Playbook, the ‘Platform Ecology’ Model, Cybersecurity Deep Dive, and Token Day.

Audiences at the event – one quarter of which were comprised last year of C-level executives, with 1,400-plus companies represented – will be able to tune in to more than 300 expert speakers, including featured guest speakers James Lloyd and Henri Arslanian, respectively, EY’s Asia Pacific Fintech and Payments leader and PwC’s Fintech and Crypto leader for Asia – both of who are based in Hong Kong.

Lloyd and Arslanian will be further joined by colleagues Varun Mittal, EY’s Global Emerging Markets & ASEAN Fintech Leader, and Yin Minn Pa Pa, a researcher with PwC Japan, along with a number of speakers from the strategy and management consulting realm, including Bain & Company partner and APAC strategy and corporate finance leader Thomas Olsen, A.T. Kearney principal Anshu Nahar, and Darren Thayre, head of Oliver Wyman’s APAC technology practice.James Lloyd (EY) and Henri Arslanian (PwC)A partner in Ernst & Young’s Corporate Finance Strategy (CFS) team, James Lloyd joined the firm in 2016 as its Asia-Pacific FinTech & Payments Leader, with a ‘focus on supporting early stage, growth-stage and nontraditional financial service providers’. Prior to joining EY, Lloyd worked for a number of years in strategy for fintech companies AMP Credit Technologies and Realex Payments, before which he spent four years as a senior consultant with Deloitte in Dublin.

Also with a recent background heading up corporate development and strategy for a fintech start-up, Henri Arslanian has been with PwC since 2016, appointed as the firm’s Fintech & Crypto leader for Asia. A regular guest speaker, Arslanian also serves as an adjunct associate professor at the University of Hong Kong, as well as acting as the chairman of the Fintech Association of Hong Kong, an independent body representing the city’s fintech community.

Lloyd will appear several times during the event, as a speaker for the Platform Challengers session which will look at the disruptive tech giants who are leveraging their existing customer base and strong tech stack to move into the banking sector, and as a moderator for the ‘Hong Kong Virtual License Status Check’ and ‘Building a Bank from Scratch’ sessions – while Arslanian will moderate a session titled ‘Digital Assets and the *new* Free banking Era’.

The latter session will feature Stellar, Ripple and Mt Gox co-founder Jed McCaleb alongside Jesse Lund, IBM’s Head of Blockchain and Digital Currencies, while other headline speakers at the event include; AirAsia supremo Tony Fernandes; Sri Widowati, head of Facebook in Indonesia (which last year registered in the country as a management consultancy); and HSBC Group Managing Director Andy Maguire, a former managing director for BCG in the UK.

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