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OPEN BANKING

INNOVATION

Starfish Digital hosted experts from the world's leading banks and technology companies at an exclusive industry forum on Wednesday 15th December, 2021

Venue: The Crimson Room, Velaa Sindhorn, Lang Suan Road, Lumphini. Pathumwan, Bangkok, Thailand 10330

EVENT GALLERY

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MODERATOR

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Dan Choi

Chief Technology Officer, Starfish Digital

Dan is Chief Technology Officer and co-founder of Starfish Digital, an open corporate banking connectivity (fintech) provider founded in 2020.  He is responsible for product design, management, development, implementation, and operations for Starfish Digital.   

Dan brings over 30 years of financial services and technology leadership expertise having worked in senior roles for Merrill Lynch, Credit Suisse, Bank of America, and UBS.  His roles have included head of infrastructure, application maintenance, and large-scale technology change programs including the Bank of America acquisition of Merrill Lynch.  

He most recently worked 8 years as Application Maintenance practice head for the financial services vertical of Luxoft, a DXC company.  

Dan holds a BA with honors in Asian Studies from the Vassar College.

SPEAKERS

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Tana Pothikamjorn

Chief Executive Officer, Kasikorn Line

Tana Pothikamjorn currently serves as CEO at KASIKORN LINE, a joint venture company between LINE Corporation and KASIKORNBANK. The JV will offer full range of financial services covering transactions, lending, insurance, and investment to
44 million users of messaging platform in Thailand.

Tana brings over 7 years of experience in Thai banking industry as Head of Digital Banking at Siam Commercial Bank. Under his leadership, the bank grew its mobile banking user base from the ground up to over 10 million users. Tana also brings technology expertise working in Silicon Valley prior to moving back to Thailand.


Tana is a frequent speaker in the region on various topics around digital technology, mobile payments, transformation, and agile development. He has recently been recognized as “Digital Banker of the Year 2018” in Asia by The Asset Magazine.Tana holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineer with Major in Economics and Pre-Medicine from Northwestern University and a Master of Science in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University.

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Divyesh Vithlani

Senior Managing Director, Market Unit Lead – Southeast Asia, Accenture

Divyesh Vithlani is the market unit lead for Southeast Asia, managing Accenture’s business across Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. He is responsible for the company’s growth in this fast-growing region as well as working with clients to solve their business challenges.

Prior to assuming this role in September 2020, Divyesh served as the lead for Accenture’s Financial Services group across Southeast Asia. With over 25 years of experience in the Banking and Financial Markets across Europe and Asia Pacific, he has a successful track record in conceiving and driving large scale strategic transformations. Before joining Accenture, Divyesh held various leadership roles including Group Technology Chief Operating Officer at Credit Suisse.
 
Divyesh firmly believes in the importance of experience led, data driven transformation and works closely with organisations, ecosystem partners and local governments on initiatives that will shape the future of the region’s digital landscape, economy and society. He is also a strong proponent of the reskilling and building of a digital-ready workforce.

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Jumrud Sawangsamud

Director-General, The Federation of Thai Industry

Jumrud serves as Director-General of The Federation of Thai Industry since 2014 and has extensive experience in promoting industry transformations to over 13,000 company members across 45 industries and 75 provinces. With over 30 years of experience in various industry sectors and digital transformation, he
has held several executive positions:

  • Board Director of ITMX, National payment gateway of Thailand.
     

  • ISO 20022 National payment roadmap and promotion committee, Bank of Thailand.
     

  • Board Director of Digital Economy Promotion Agency (Public Organization), DEPA.
     

  • Honorary Advisor of The Standing Committee on Commerce, Industry and Labour of The National Legislative Assembly.
     

  • Advisor to National Digital Economy Master Plan, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society.


He graduated from the Asian Institute of Technology, School of Management Program and
holds a bachelor’s degree in Telecommunication Engineering from King Mongkut Institute of Technology Ladkrabang (KMITL).

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Michael McNeilly

Chief Executive Officer, Metal Tiger plc (AIM:MTR; ASX:MTR)

As well as holding the role of CEO, Michael serves as a director on several Metal Tiger investment and subsidiary entities of which 3 are listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Michael also sits on the Board of Zapp Electric Vehicles Limited.

 

Michael previously worked as a corporate financier with both Allenby Capital and Arden Partners advising on numerous private and public transactions including several IPOs. Michael studied biology at Imperial College London and has a BA in Economics from the American University of Paris.

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Thank you very much for joining us.