The Who's Who in the Asia/Pacific region's financial services industry converged on Marina Bay Sands in Feburary to discuss hot-button topics, including the twin-challenge of disruption and innovation.
Some 700 executives from the top global and regional retail and investment banks, insurers and capital markets firms turned up at IDC Financial Insights' Eighth Asian Financial Services (AFS) Congress themed, "Solutions for Disruptive Times."
Day-one speaker presentations by executives from OCBC Bank, Asian Development Bank, the Monetary Authority of Singapore and DBS set the stage for further discussions on hot topics like customer centricity, emerging Asia opportunities and challenges, and competitve innovation, which were carried throughout the two-day conference.
Case study presentations by CIMB Group, HDFC Bank India and Westpac gave an added boost, as there is nothing like real-life examples to provide clarity and guidance when implementing new business processes, applications or technologies.
Drop us an email if you missed this year's event and would like to find out how you can catch up on the latest industry trends or be part of next year's speaker lineup.
Below: Executive panel discussion on "The 2012 Marketplace -- Is it 2008 all over again?", moderated by veteran tech journalist Grace Chng who is a senior correspondent with The Straits Times. Seated from left to right: Grace Chng; David Carbon, MD, Economic and Currency Research, DBS Bank; Patrick Desmares, Secretary General, Efma; Marko M. Skoric, Assistant Professor, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and informaiton, NTU; Leong Mun Yuen, CTO, IDA Singapore.
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