Conference Day One: Thursday, 17th October 2019

8:30 am - 9:00 am Coffee and Registration

9:00 am - 9:10 am Conference Opening – Remarks from the Conference Chairperson

9:10 am - 9:40 am INTERNATIONAL KEYNOTE: How DBS Are Leveraging Partnerships with 3rd Parties and Organizing APIs To Offer Innovative Customer Propositions Through Open Banking

Jitendra Tekchandani - Head of Open Banking/APIs (Partnership & Program), DBS Singapore
DBS Bank was the first bank in Singapore to dive into open banking, launching in mid 2015. In just 4 years they have become world leaders in the space. A strong data infrastructure and collaborating with 3rd party providers has seen them execute initiatives around Open Banking which have led to huge successes across multiple areas of the business.
Here they share:
- Transforming from a customer-centric to a partner-centric business
  • Partnership development and engagement
  • Problem facing and co-creating
  • Building solutions to ease integration
- Building the API development portal, DBS Developers : a platform of over 155 APIs across 20+ categories
- Identifying APIs which can be applied to multiple partners
- Onboarding 50+ companies within 4 years to develop solutions for consumers
  • Examples of use cases

Jitendra Tekchandani

Head of Open Banking/APIs (Partnership & Program)
DBS Singapore

9:40 am - 10:10 am Stay ahead of the API Age while creating a secure and seamless customer experience for Open Banking

Adrian Melillo Regional - Executive, Office of the CTO, MuleSoft
Jefferson Haw - Enterprise Lead Engineer, APAC, Okta
The bank of the future will look very different from what people are accustomed to. With revolving customer expectations and new regulations coming into place, are you ready for the bank of the future? Join Adrian Melillo, Regional Executive, Office of the CTO, MuleSoft in learning how to build a road to the bank of the future one API at a time.

Adrian Melillo Regional

Executive, Office of the CTO


Jefferson Haw

Enterprise Lead Engineer, APAC

10:10 am - 10:40 am Speed Networking

10:40 am - 11:10 am Morning Tea

11:10 am - 11:50 am PANEL DISCUSSION: How To Successfully Prepare To Become Both Data Provider And Data Recipient

Andreas Piefke - CDO, Judo Capital
John Pountain - Chief Technology Officer, Xinja
Dominic Pym - Co Founder, Up
All financial institutions, irrelevant of size, will be looking to ready themselves for being a data recipient as well as a data provider. This panel will be an opportunity to understand the Neobank perspective of Open Banking – how they are impacted, how they are preparing and what the partnerships they are planning to explore might be.

  • What are the opportunities available to Neobanks and how to seize these a competitive market
  • What will the internal impact of becoming a data provider be on the bank?
  • What will be the opportunities for partnerships with other banks and third parties?

Andreas Piefke

Judo Capital


John Pountain

Chief Technology Officer


Dominic Pym

Co Founder

11:50 am - 12:20 pm Secure API Deployment Patterns for Open Banking Standards

Michael Kennedy - Senior System Engineer, F5 Networks
In the digital age, open banking is a prerequisite to providing a seamless customer journey. The open banking mandate builds a collaborative model of banking where financial data is no longer tied to a single bank but shared between service providers on open platforms through APIs. The development of APIs, cloud-based platforms, and containerized environments are high on the agenda for dragging banking into the digital age. In reality, though, it isn’t that simple to incorporate these technologies into an organisation operating at scale. In this talk, Michael Kennedy of F5 Networks, will touch on:
  • The reality around the compliance to open banking ecosystem
  • Best practices for protecting data
  • How to build a cost-effective, scalable, and elastic API infrastructure under open banking

Michael Kennedy

Senior System Engineer
F5 Networks

12:20 pm - 1:20 pm Lunch Break

Interactive Discussion Groups


1:20 pm - 2:50 pm What are the opportunities for partnerships with other banks and third parties? How will you choose your partners
Gary Cobain - CEO, Pokitpal

Gary Cobain



1:20 pm - 2:50 pm Are you ready for Open Banking and the trust that comes with it?

IDG Three

1:20 pm - 2:50 pm How to negotiate relationships with 3rd parties to provide valuable customer products from Open Banking
Peter Lalor - CEO, Money Brilliant

Peter Lalor

Money Brilliant

2:50 pm - 3:20 pm Afternoon Tea

3:20 pm - 3:50 pm Bankwest: The Introduction Of A New Channel In Open Banking & The Adaptations Necessary For Business and Customer

Brendan Harrap - CTO, Bankwest
Bankwest have recognized Open Banking as a new channel through which they must interact with their customers, alongside digital channels, branches and ATMs. In this session Bankwest will share expertise on how banks should adjust their mindset and way of working with their customer base in order to best respond to the changes which will be felt internally.

  • How to perform as a business and reach the market through a new channel
  • The fundamental changes of mindset needed for Open Banking
  • What are the perceived risks and opportunities for the business
  • Educating the customer on owning and sharing their data

Brendan Harrap


3:50 pm - 4:20 pm Moneysoft: Working With Financial Services To Implement PFM – the IOOF case study

Jon Shaw - CEO, Moneysoft
Moneysoft are a member of Fintech Australia and are working with financial institutions such as super funds on creating products in the Open Banking ecosystem. In this session Jon will share Moneysoft’s work with IOOF – the product build, implementation and the relationship management when working with other institutions on Open Banking products which will improve the customer offering.

  • The fintech perspective of working with 3rd parties such as Super funds
  • Implementation of personal financial management systems
  • The IOOF case study: the project, the partnership and Open Banking
  • The journey of becoming accredited and lessons learned

Jon Shaw


4:30 pm - 5:00 pm Conference Closing – Remarks from the Conference Chairperson

5:00 pm - 5:00 pm Networking Drinks