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FinovateAsia & Femtech

FinovateAsia & FemTech

FemTechLeaders is proud to be partnering with FinovateAsia 2016!  On November 8th, the Fintech world will gather in Hong Kong for this one-day showcase of the latest and greatest financial and banking technology innovations from leading established companies and hot young startups.  FinovateAsia 2016 will feature Finovate’s signature demo-only format with dozens of companies receiving just 7 minutes on stage to demo their newest innovations to the entire audience. Networking sessions will follow the demos, giving…

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Namita Bhide

FemTechLeaders, Singapore Chapter Singapore @namita_bhide  |  LinkedIn Profile What was your experience like growing up in India? Amazing! I call it the theory of “Organised Chaos” – there is method to the madness. Growing up in India laid a foundation of comfort with constant change, and it set the framework for my personal and professional journey. My father was in the Indian Air Force, so for our family, it meant we grew up moving every…

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Cade Tan

Head of Innovation Partnerships & Culture at DBS Bank Singapore @breadcrummy  |  LinkedIn Profile You grew up in Singapore yet attended university in Texas.  What drove this decision and how was this experience? Upon graduation, my first job was in financial analysis. I had graduated with a Banking & Finance degree but after a year of working with numbers, it was apparent to me that I’m not one of those lucky people that could weave stories…

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Michelle Katics

Co-Founder and CEO at BankersLab Chiang Mai, Thailand @BankersLab  |  LinkedIn Profile Your career spans roles at the Federal Reserve, IMF, Fair Isaac, Standard Chartered, and now your own company.  Yet you don’t call yourself a banker.  Why is that? A former colleague at Standard Chartered, Rob Cookson, nailed it one night at a dinner party in Dubai with a group of bank executives.  We were trading stories about mountaineering, trekking, adventuring, and volunteer work.  …

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Jin Kang-Zwicky

VP, Group Customer Experience at OCBC Bank Singapore @JinZwicky  |  LinkedIn Profile  |  Designful.Co I am a design strategist and practitioner. I have been with OCBC Bank as Vice President / Group Customer Experience since 2010. My role is to lead and execute the bank’s top priority customer experience initiatives for the retail banking, premier banking, and wealth management businesses. This includes establishing the user-centred design process for our projects and cultivating design thinking across…

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Nihal Abughattas

Head of Marketing MEA at Temenos Dubai, United Arab Emirates @NihalABG  |  LinkedIn Profile I am the Regional Head of Marketing for Temenos in Middle East and Africa. On the broad level, I raise the profile of Temenos in the region, positioning it as the leading provider of banking software. One of my main objectives is to build our sales pipeline through marketing and demand generation activities. I develop and orchestrate the master marketing plan for…

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Fereshteh Forough

CEO and Founder of Code to Inspire New York City, New York   |   Herat, Afghanistan @f_forough  |  LinkedIn Profile Code to Inspire is a filed 501 c 3 non-profit based in New York City. Our mission is to educate, inspire and empower women in Afghanistan by education and technology. We are going to improve women’s technical literacy by teaching them how to code so they can find job employment online as freelancers. What ‘inspired’ you…

Anju Patwardhan

Anju Patwardhan

Global Chief Innovation Officer at Standard Charter Bank Singapore @Anjupatwardhan  |  LinkedIn Profile I lead the Bank’s strategic innovation agenda and I am responsible for driving a strategic and sustainable approach on the use of emerging technologies and data science solutions. Standard Chartered is a unique organisation – we were one of the first financial services companies to set up an innovation outpost in the Silicon Valley five years ago. We have had pockets of…

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Maxine Ryan

Co-Founder and COO at Bitspark Limited Hong Kong @MaxieRyan  |  LinkedIn Profile Bitspark is the world’s first cash in, cash out blockchain remittance solution for businesses. We provide backend software for MSB’s to send their customers funds overseas faster and cheaper without any tech knowledge necessary. We’re unique in the Fintech space as our focus is on providing a blockchain solution on the backbone of the cash remittance industry, the MSB’s. We are ‘Swift for the unbanked’…

Gina Heng

Gina Heng

CEO at Marvelstone Singapore @marvelstonegrp  |  LinkedIn Profile Marvelstone is a private investment group that develops specialized investment strategies and invests in high potential businesses. While finance is at our core, we also have diversified investments in technology, real estate, hospitality, trading and media. We believe in the growth of Asia and we seek to focus on emerging markets in the region. Marvelstone is headquartered in Singapore, it also has regional presence in Hong Kong, and…