Partner, Financial Services, Head of FinTech (Australia)
Co-Founder and Director
Samantha Clarke is a Co-Founder and Director of Advice RegTech, a consultancy for InsurTech and regulatory technology solutions. Her 25 years of industry experience includes Executive Director roles at blue-chip multi-nationals in Australia and globally, plus government and regulator relations for NFPs, as well as start-up development, commercialisation and advisory.
Advice RegTech is a member of both the RegTech Association as well as FinTech Australia, and was selected for ASIC’s first RegTech showcase event this September. Samantha was recognised in the 2017 Money Management Women in Financial Services Awards for IT Innovation and Industry Advocacy. Also by the Women in Finance awards for association Leadership. Plus by the Business Fintech Awards, for Compliance Innovation.
Principal-Head of Technology
Claire is an IT expert and commercial lawyer with 10 years of in-house experience. With lexvoco, Claire has advised our clients including a Singaporean infrastructure business on a range of commercial and IT legals, an entertainment business on procurement and IT, and one of our retail clients on IP and ACL issues.
Claire often provides consulting advice to lexvoco’s clients regarding third party technology due diligence and suitability (cutting through all the slick marketing and tech talk), and achieving optimal results from existing systems and processes, whether involving tech or not.
Claire also spends her time developing and designing lexvoco’s proprietary systems and applications for common in-house legal inefficiencies. Some of Claire’s previous experience has included: Working at IBM closely with the General Counsel to review software licences, processing contracts and managing the contract database. RMIT University, managing IT services and IP commercialisation and disputes. Working with Dell across general commercial legals, including marketing, advertising material, drafting and negotiating all standard and non-standard NDAs, and brand protection/IP work.
At Nissan a key achievement was working closely with IT and Procurement to create, design and project manage implementation of a new SharePoint based enterprise knowledge management system. Working for Australia Post to re-design and implement their contract management lifecycle.
Research Innovation & Development Specialist
Aamer is the Research Innovation & Development Specialist at Munich Re.
Initially qualified as a medical scientist, Aamer has over 14 years of experience in the insurance industry, including strategic digital innovation, design thinking, insurance medicine, actuarial R&D and risk management.
Aamer’s areas of research expertise include artificial intelligence, digital healthcare, social robotics, human augmentation and other emerging trends.
Aamer holds two medical science degrees from the University of Otago, a graduate business degree from the University of New South Wales, and is a graduate of the University of Oxford’s Fintech Programme.
Head of Cyber Security & IT Risk
Crestone Wealth Management
Phillimon Zongo is a Senior Cyber Security consultant at AMP. He is the winner of the ISACA Sydney’s first ever Industry Best Governance Professional 2016, a recognition for the thought leadership he is contributing to the technology risk and cyber security profession. Phillimon’s thought leadership on cloud computing, artificial intelligence and robotics have been published in the ISACA International Journal, distributed to more than 180 countries. He has more than 12 years of technology risk consulting experience, advising senior business and technology stakeholders on how to manage critical risk in complex technology transformation programs.
Director of Information
NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation
James Ward is a leading thinker and practitioner in the art of applying Artificial Intelligence to the challenges of business strategy, with a particular focus on marketing and distribution in Financial Services. He is the CEO of Epistemology, which is an AI consulting and products business.
Prior to that, he was the former Head of Analytics for IAG Satellite who developed group wide Artificial Intelligence strategy using the power of Machine Learning, to increase IAG’s ability to keep policyholders safe while delivering a beautiful customer experiences. James was also the former Senior Manager of Analytics for McKinsey & Company as well as former Director of Technology Advisory for Deloitte as an industry insider working with some of Australia’s largest Financial Services companies in Banking and Insurance, and as a fundamental academic researcher with the Key Centre for Advanced Computing Sciences.
General Manager Innovation
Dan has been a catalyst for corporate change for over 15 years, leveraging data and predictive analytics to create new propositions and experiences for some of the world’s largest companies. Dan is currently General Manager, Innovation at TAL, Australia’s largest Life Insurer, where he leads the innovation team and data lab.
Dan’s experience includes data commercialization projects in businesses across a range of industries including shopping basket data at Tesco, Smart metering and utility data at British Gas, and transaction data at MasterCard.
Dan is a thought leader and published author (The Secrets of Big Business Innovation) with deep expertise in customer-led proposition design and leveraging the power of data and technology to deliver step-change commercial growth.
General Manager - Robotics, Automation & Transformation
Robotic Process Automation Developer
Ex-General Manager Process Automation (Robotics & Cognitive Automation)
National Australia Bank
Cartland Law & Creator of Ailira
Adrian Cartland has worked as a tax lawyer in top tier law firms as well as boutique tax practices. He is now the Principal of Cartland Law, a boutique tax and commercial law firm. Adrian is also the Creator of Ailira, the Artificially Intelligent Legal Information Research Assistant, which automates legal research and advice. Ailira is currently used by hundreds of Australian tax lawyers and accountants from the ‘Big 4’ to small practices, for tax research, and is currently expanding into other legal areas. Ailira can also provide tailored legal information to consumers, initially in the areas of Domestic Violence (for which Cartland Law has already delivered a SA Government funded prototype), Business Structuring, and Wills and Estates. Adrian is known for his innovative advice and ideas and also for his entertaining and insightful professional speeches.
Director - CIO Advisory
Gaurav Patni is globally recognized as a Retail, Consumer Goods and Digital Innovation thought leader, speaker, and author.
He has over 20 years of executive leadership experience, developing winning strategies and technology focused innovation programs for global household name brand organizations like Walmart, Nordstrom, Best Buy, Procter & Gamble, Tesco, JCPenney, David Jones, Woolworths, etc.
He works with CXOs to define and plan for business and technology shifts required to support the digitization agenda for their organization; serves as an expert advisor to clients and leads advisory efforts to help clients innovate through the use of new technologies and ways of working.