Conference Agenda

Conference Day 1
24 July 2017 (Monday)



Digital 2025


Organiser's Welcome Remarks


Opening Keynote

Taking Stock of the Banking Reforms 2 Years On: Insights & More

Sean Turnell, Senior Economic Advisor, Myanmar Government/ Director of Research, Myanmar Development Institute


Chairperson's Opening Remarks

Raphael Goue, Director China, Mongolia, Myanmar and Vietnam, European Financial Management Association - EFMA 


2nd Keynote  

Digital 2025 – the Vision and Way Forward for the Region

Bosky Subramanian, Head – Digital Banking Strategy and Transformation APAC, Temenos


Speed Networking & Morning Refreshments

2 Years On


SWOT Analysis: Myanmar's Banking Landscape in the Here & Now

  • Immersion of the 13 Friendly giants - What happened since April 2015?
  • Has the interbank market been kick-started? Challenges & opportunities?
  • Vision for Digital 2025

Rajesh Ahuja, CEO, Myanmar, ANZ Bank  

Azeem Azimuddin, CFO & Advisor to Chairman, AYA Bank

Khin Thida Maw, Country Officer, Financial Sector, International Finance Corporation (IFC)

Win Lwin, Managing Director, International Banking Division, KBZ Bank  

Ghanshyam Srivastava, CEO, SBI Yangon

Ba Maung Sein, COO, Yoma Bank

Moderator:  Takehiko Koyanagi, Editor-At-Large, Nikkei Asian Review


Networking Luncheon

Extending the Reach with the Digital Difference


Leveraging the Blockchain Framework to Streamline Trading Operations and Improve Supply Chain Efficiency

Masato Kaneda, Deputy General Manager, Digital Innovation Department, Mizuho Financial Group



Cash still King? Embracing Technology towards Greater Financial Inclusion 

  • Overcoming the teething challenges 
  • Reaching out to the unbanked  
  • Leapfrogging with technology  

Nyein Chan Soe Win, Executive Director, BDO Tech

Dr. Hla Nyunt, Deputy Managing Director, Global Treasure Bank  

Siriporn Nimtiparat, Managing Director, TrueMoney Myanmar

Moderator: Oliver Belfitt-Nash, Business Partnerships Director, Ongo Myanmar


Harnessing the Blockchain Advantage for Effective and Secure Transactions  

Altona Widjaja, VP Fintech and Innovation Group - The Open Vault, OCBC Bank


Taking On the FinTechs: Competition or Collaboration? 

  • Are FinTechs the future? 
  • If you can’t beat them, join them? 
  • How should banks respond for a win-win?

Than Htike @ Nelson Tan, Head Information Officer, Myanmar Oriental Bank

Bosky Subramanian,  Head – Digital Banking Strategy and Transformation APAC, Temenos

Justin Hadgkiss, VP, Head of Technology & Commercial, Wave Money

Mike Phone Myint, Head of IT, Yoma Bank

Moderator: Raphael Goue, Director China, Mongolia, Myanmar and Vietnam, European Financial Management Association - EFMA 


Afternoon Refreshments 


Digital Begins at the Core

Dinesh Fernandopulle, Managing Director & CEO, Synapsys


Making a Difference – Improving Access to Financial Services with, or without a Branch Network

Khin Thida Maw, Country Officer, Financial Sector, International Finance Corporation (IFC)


Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

Raphaël Goué, Director China, Mongolia, Myanmar and Vietnam, European Financial Management Association - EFMA


End of Conference Day 1

Networking Cocktail hosted by PARKROYAL Yangon 

Conference Day 2
25 July 2017 (Tuesday)




Chairperson’s Opening Remarks

Tim Scheffmann, Managing Director, Scheffmann Lmtd. 

Cards & Payments


Security for Financial Transactions in Cyber Space

Jack Tay, Senior Account Manager, Entrust Enterprise Security 


Towards Greater Inclusion with Cards and e-Wallets  

  • Which payment method has a higher adoption rate: card & POS vs mobile wallets?
  •  Customer acquisition or merchant acquisition - which comes first?
  • How to educate & incorporate customers to achieve financial inclusion?

Kyaw Hlaing Win, Head of Cards & Payments, AGD Bank

Zayar Aung, Head of Cards, CB Bank

Ronald Lee, Project Director, City Mart Holdings Ltd.

Allen Gilstrap, CEO, Ongo Myanmar

Arturo Planell, Country Manager, Visa Myanmar 

Moderator: Tim Scheffmann, Managing Director, Scheffmann Lmtd. 

1020 Morning Refreshments

FortiGuard Labs Threat Telemetry - What We've Seen thus Far in 2017

Pathom Suksathit, Channel Account Manager, Myanmar, Cambodia & Laos, Fortinet


Making Mobile banking Secure Again

Christopher von Mitschke-Collande, Director, Head of New Business Mobile Security, Giesecke & Devrient 


Closing Keynote

Financial Inclusion in Myanmar and the SEA Region: What Lies on the Road Ahead?

Rajeev Kumar Gupta, Programme Management Specialist - inclusion Finance, United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)


Chairperson’s Closing Remarks

Tim Scheffmann, Managing Director, Scheffmann Lmtd. 


Networking Luncheon 


End of Conference