Global Speakers

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Roberto Ramirez Pinson

SVP, Retail Risk Regulatory Reporting Global Lead & Data Strategy Expert


Roberto Ramirez is a SVP in Citi Singapore with over 20 years of professional experience in the areas of Operations Management and Data Analytics and Regulatory Reporting across North America, LATAM, EMEA and APAC Regions for major Financial Services Providers such as BBVA and Citi. He currently oversees the implementation of major initiatives around Data Strategy and Regulatory Reporting. He has been a key player in the most critical initiative for the Retail Bank in Citi globally, from Credit Loss Management, to Business Transformation and most recently in the transformation on Risk Regulatory Reporting. Roberto holds a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from ESADE Business School (Barcelona, Spain) and an BS in Industrial Engineering from Monterrey Tech, in Mexico.


Bharat Panchal

SVP & Head – Risk Management

National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)

Bharat Panchal is working as Senior Vice President and Head – Risk Management for National Payments Corporation Of India (NPCI). He is one of the strong pillars since inception of NPCI, an umbrella organization for entire retail payments system in India. NPCI is one of the fastest grown organizations in last few years with products like RuPay, BHIM, AEPS, and IMPS etc.

At NPCI, Bharat is responsible to Monitor, evaluate and implement improvements for Risk management, controls and governance areas focusing on Enterprise Risk Management, Operational Risk Management, Cyber Security, and Fraud Management. He is responsible to design and implementation of security controls in every product of NPCI. He has established himself as cyber security thought leader for digital banking in India with his immense knowledge of risk and cyber security area and his contribution to make the ecosystem risk free. He is part of many committees of Govt. of India and RBI on cyber security.

He is an MBA in Information systems and has around 22 + years’ experience mainly in the banking and telecommunication industry. He is one of the most sought speaker on cyber security in India. He has been keynote speaker or panelist in around 250 + conferences in India and almost 20+ conferences across world. He is winner of many prestigious awards including “Security Leader of the year” by DSCI in 2014     and “Best CRO of the year” by CSI in 2016.


Patrick Burns

Head of Financial Crime Intelligence & Investigation Unit

Standard Chartered


Koh Chia Ling

Managing Director

Osborne Clarke


Vishal Singhvi

APAC Ecommerce Payment & Risk Lead



Calvin Yeo

Executive Director

J.P. Morgan


Dr Eliza Mik

Assistant Professor

Singapore Management University


Keith Carter

Associate Professor, School of Computing

National University of Singapore


Carol Hargreaves

Director of Data Analytics Consulting Centre

National University of Singapore


Nick Wilde

Managing Director (Japan), Head of Fraud & ID, Asia Pacific


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Mark Jansen

Partner, Data & Analytics Leader

PwC Singapore


Sam Cammiss

Innovation Director



Martin Markiewicz


Silent Eight

Martin Markiewicz is the CEO and co-founder of Silent Eight. Based in Singapore, he is the creator of the long-term vision and the driving force behind the company’s pursuit of artificial intelligence powered solutions for client screening and transaction monitoring. The solutions of Silent Eight are utilized by leading banks for AML and CFT purposes.

Martin is a mathematician by education, and a serial entrepreneur by passion, with strong startups (in both Europe and Asia) and a successful IPO.  He has over 16 years of experience with software and artificial intelligence solutions covering a wide range of applications. His first startup,, was established in 2001 and offered software & hardware development solutions for SME’s. He then joined Wola Info, one of Europe’s leading IT firms, as a strategic sales director, and went on to create SevenFlow Investments – a multidisciplinary engineering firm that grew quickly, ultimately becoming a part of a highly successful IPO.


Natalino Busa

Author of Big Data, Fast Data, Spark, Machine Learning AI and Data-Driven Application

O’Reilly Media


Matt Pollins


CMS Singapore


Anu Kukar

Director Risk Innovation


Anu brings 17 years of experience across Risk & Compliance management, Governance, Regulatory, Internal Audit, Management Consulting and Tax. She has worked across many industries: Insurance, Bank, Government, Manufacturing, Energy and Telecommunications.

Anu has assisted clients and worked hands-on in industry to identify risks and build solutions to manage them across all types of financial and non- financial risks. The work Anu and her team did around advanced risk management was awarded an Australian Bank CEO Employee of the year award.

Anu is currently focussed on Risk Innovation, assisting businesses through designing and developing new business risk & compliance solutions to support their future business needs.

Anu is a graduate from Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD), a Chartered Accountant (ICAANZ) and holds a Bachelor of Commerce in Accounting and Information Systems (UNSW).