Phillipines

14 March 2024 | Manila, Philippines

Atty. Bridget Rose M. Mesina-Romero, Director, Payment System Oversight Department, Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas

Lito Villanueva, Founding Chairman, Fintech Alliance.PH

An open finance ecosystem encourages both industry collaboration and competition and holds a lot of potential for all stakeholders. Hear from IFC how their partnership with the Philippine Central Bank puts Philippines on the map when it comes to Open Finance. This initiative will also challenge everyone to offer more affordable and accessible products and services to better serve the unbanked and underbanked.

Jean-Marc Arbogast, Country Manager – Philippines
International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group)

This panel will discuss the current state of finance in the Philippines and delve deeper into how traditional banks are deploying strategies to stay ahead of the digital advancements especially with the emergence of digital currencies, digital assets & tokenization. Learn about how they embrace these technologies in the new digital economy. We will also discuss how they incorporate ESG into the banking business. 

Moderator:
Kris Emerton Jones, Sales Director APAC, Provenir

Panellists:
Lito Villaneuva, Chief Innovations & Inclusion Officer, RCBC
TG Limcaoco, President/CEO, Bank of Philippine Islands
Lynette V. Ortiz, President and CEO, Land Bank of the Philippines
Sandeep Uppal, President and CEO, HSBC Philippines

Learn from a leading banker in the Philippines on how he successfully led RCBC to transform digitally through the 3 Hows below:

  • How do we convert bankers into fintech pros?
  • How do we elevate the level of customer obsession?
  • How do we rally the non-digital groups?

Eugene Acevedo, President & CEO, RCBC

In the Philippines, where 71 percent of consumers demand personalisation, the digital banking landscape is evolving from standalone apps to comprehensive engagement orchestration across channels. This transformation orchestrates data across channels, fostering cross channel context thereby powering seamless experiences. Despite digital channels contributing only 5 to 15 percent of revenue, incumbent banks must prioritize unified experiences to drive loyalty and satisfaction in the fiercely competitive digital banking sector. How can they achieve this amid evolving consumer preferences? Join us as we explore strategies to navigate this dynamic landscape and stay ahead in the digital banking evolution.

Sumit Batra, Director of Solutions Engineering APAC, Backbase

We explore how a Super App has taken over the Filipino market by storm as the country’s only double unicorn with a valuation of over $2 billion. They have evolved beyond their core money transfer business and have built partnerships to boost their capabilities to overcome rapid user growth, scale their infrastructure real-time and to build an inclusive and safe digital ecosystem. Let more about their expansion plans in its services for enterprise clients.

Ferdie Perez, Head of Product Innovations, G-Xchange, Inc

In efforts to foster financial inclusion in the Philippines, Hear from them as they share how they overcame legacy systems adopting open finance technologies such as APIs for expansion of the financial institution’s ecosystem.

John Januszczak, President & CEO, UBX

In this panel, we discuss how the next generation of banking has evolved and how FinTechs and digital banks have implemented open finance, payments and embedded finance to their business. We will also discuss how they are underwriting credit to embrace financial inclusion for the unbanked and underbanked with up to 90% of the Filipino market which have never taken a loan from a financial institution. Whilst digital banks are serving the unbanked market, how do we ensure the human touch remains in the digital financial world? Find out more from our field experts in this panel.

Moderator:
Chirag Amla, Principal Architect, APAC, Mambu

Panellists:
Albert Tinio, Co-Chief Executive Officer, GoTyme Bank
Angelo Madrid, President, Maya Bank
Greg Krasnov, Founder and CEO, Tonik Bank
Manish Bhai, Founder and CEO, UNO Digital Bank
Mike Singh, Chief Commercial and Revenue Officer, UnionDigital Bank

The need for fintech innovation is trickling down, compelling incumbent banks to prioritise core modernisation at the heart of digital transformation. This strategic move is essential as they strive to counter churn, reduce cost and secure growth in markets saturated with digital challengers. Transforming the legacy core can seem overwhelming. Join us to discover from our expert compare different strategies to navigate this process with minimal disruption.

Chirag Amla, Principal Architect, APAC, Mambu

We discover how PayMongo started as a payments gateway and have expanded to establish an infrastructure that links financiers with their network of business merchants to enable financial inclusion for more clients at the bottom of the pyramid. We explore also how their offerings have evolved through partnerships in the industry and their hopes to improve the financial literacy of the underserved Filipinos as well increasing accessibility of financial instruments to this untapped market.

Jojo Malolos, Chief Executive Officer, PayMongo

Organizations around the world are striving to deliver the ultimate consumer experience, strengthen brand value, and boost efficiency. The pathway to achieving these objectives unveils three pivotal breakthroughs: a unified interaction-centric platform, convergence of rich CX capabilities, and an AI purpose-built for CX. We will share how you can navigate and harness the Power of AI for exceptional customer experiences in the World of Digital Finance. 

Elvin Salazar, Senior Portfolio Pre-Sales Consultant, SEA, NICE

Yogesh Daware, Chief Commercial Officer, TransUnion Philippines

Hamilton Angluben, Founder and CEO, Kwik.insure

The pandemic has caused a digital revolution with many new technologies emerging and taking over the financial world. We discuss Gen AI’s practical use cases and how it transforms the FSI ecosystem in the Philippines. We will also explore the path forward with sustained innovation, elevating CX whilst at the same time ensuring sufficient strategies are constantly in place for fraud and cybersecurity prevention.

Moderator:
Marc Giretto, Industry Strategist APJ FSI, International, Teradata

Panellists:
Marlon Sorongon, Chief Information Security Officer, Maybank Philippines
Patrick Meneses, Chief Data Officer, Security Bank

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