23rd May 2022  Afternoon 

Regulatory Roundtable  –  by invitation only

This roundtable, facilitated by BIIA and supported by the World Bank International Committee on Credit Reporting, is the fourth such meeting of invited regulators from the Asia Pacific region. The objective of the roundtable is to facilitate and promote closer regional discussion and engagement by regulators on the topic of credit reporting enabling a better understanding of the regional challenges facing regulators and the credit reporting system and their role in the overall credit information sharing environment. The first regulatory roundtable was held in Bangkok in conjunction with the BIIA’s 2019 Biennial Conference.

23rd  May 2022  18.30 – 20.30 

Conference Sessions

24th May 2022  Morning

08.00 – 09.00 Conference Registration and Networking

09.00 – 09.15  Opening of conference by facilitator and welcoming remarks from Mrs. Ong-Ang Ai Boon, Director, The Association of Banks in Singapore (ABS) – supporting partner for the event.

09.15 – 09.45  Opening keynote 1 – ‘Maintaining trust in information services in a growing digital world’  Achim Granzen, Principal Analyst, Forrester

The data economy requires data and tech governance to step up and safeguard consumer trust.  In a data driven world where data is considered the new oil – how can you avoid brand disasters when your data and AI leverage goes rogue? In this session, Achim Granzen, Principal Analyst at Forrester, will talk about the expanding role of data and technology governance in the data economy, and why an increase in customer demand and regulatory activity necessitates organizations stepping up from data and AI governance to risk management.

09.45 – 10.15  Opening keynote 2 – ‘Trust in financial services – the perspective from the banking sector ’  Mr Shee Tse Koon, Group Executive & Singapore Country Head, DBS Bank

Mr Shee Tse Koon will outline the findings of the association of Banks Singapore recent research on the level of trust in banks in Singapore with a focus on the handling of information.


10.15 – 11.00  Networking Break

Session 1 

11.00 – 12:30   ‘How to maintain trust in a growing digital open data world’ 

Panel session that will explore the growing trend for open data/banking as a result of digitisation and how banks and information services providers can maintain the trust of individuals and businesses with the increased growth in the flow of data outside of organisations. Topics to be covered will include:

  • The growth in open data/banking – case studies of how this is being implemented in various countries
  • How to ensure the data is secure
  • Ownership of the data in an open data/open banking environment
  • The balance between privacy and access

Panel to include speakers from the financial services industry (ABS member and global bank) a credit bureau, a fintech company involved in providing open data solutions and a regulator actively involved in Open Data initiatives.

Moderator:  Neil Munroe, Deputy Managing Director, BIIA


  • Rishiraj Singh, Head of Enterprise Data Governance & Data Quality, United Overseas Bank
  • Simone Lovati, Managing Director, Asia, CRIF
  • Harish Agarwal, Head Strategy & Marketing – Emerging Markets, Equifax

12.30 – 14.00 Lunch

24th May 2022  Afternoon

Session 2

14.00 – 15.30  Combating fraud, money laundering and cybercrime in a post pandemic digital world’
Panel session to discuss how fraud, money laundering and cybercrime is growing as a result of the pandemic and the move to digital services, what lenders need to do to combat it and how data, analytics and technology can be used to help prevent these crimes (using case studies). 

Moderator:  Charles Gaddy, Co-founder/CSO, Global Data Consortium


  • Anand Krishnaswamy, Vice President Product, International, TransUnion
  • Michael Meadon, Proposition Sales Director, Customer & Third Party Risk Solutions – Asia Pacific, Refinitiv
  • Timothy Tan, Director of Corporate Strategy, RootAnt Group
  • Willem Toren, Head of Conduct Financial Crime & Compliance Advisory, Standard Chartered Bank

15.30 – 16.00  Networking Break

Session 3

16.00 – 17.30  ‘The challenges of identifying customers in the world of e-payments and digital commerce’
Panel session discussing the key issues in establishing identity in e-commerce/electronic payments? What are the issues in establishing identity in the world of global e-commerce/electronic payments/remittances and how data, analytics and technology is being used to overcome these issues? 

Moderator:  Dev Dhiman, Managing Director, GBG Asia Pacific 


  • Richard Wakefield, Head of Business Strategy, kompany.com
  • Stephan Wolf,  Chief Executive Officer at Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)  
  • Ivo Kolev, Executive Director, Creador
  • Barath Vellore, General Manager APAC, Provenir

18.30 – 21.30  Post Conference Drinks Reception

25th May 2021

08.00 – 08.45  Registration

08.45 – 09.00   Welcome by facilitator and overview of agenda for day 2.

Day 2 opening keynote address

09.00 – 09.45   ‘Managing Data in the future – the need for data exchanges and extracting intelligence through data cataloguing’ –   We will be speaking about the future of data management through data exchanges and data cataloguing and AI and how this can be used by organisations to digitise their operations.   David Wakeman, Director, Product Marketing and Evangelism, Snowflake


Session 4

09.45 – 10.45  ‘The use of new alternative data in credit risk management’
Panel session to explore ways in which new increased alternative data from developments in digital services can be used to make better and more sustainable credit decisions. The panel will discuss developments that have led to new data sources (e commerce, open banking/data, social media) and how this data can be incorporated into current risk decision systems, highlighting case studies from various countries around the world. Session to be hosted by the World Bank SME Finance Forum. The Forum are actively involved in promoting the use of alternative data to enable better access to credit – https://www.smefinanceforum.org/post/virtual-roundtable-series-29-the-role-of-alternative-data-in-ensuring-access-to-finance-for

Moderator: Marc Barrachin, Head of Company Information Services, S&P Global Market Intelligence


  • Priya Nakra, Director of Product, Nova Credit
  • Mohan Jayaraman, Managing Director, SEA Regional Innovation, BI and Analytics, Experian
  • Ari Tuchman, CEO, Quantifind
  • Angelique Assaf, Head of Data Strategy, Cedar Rose

Session 5 

11.15 – 12.15   ‘Compliance with regulatory requirements in the new digital world’
Panel session to discuss how lenders and trade finance providers can meet their obligations on AML, KYC and ESG requirements in a post pandemic increasingly digital world. What are the issues in trying to meet these obligations and how can the use of data, analytics and technology help including the role of RegTech? Panellists to include a RegTech provider, representative from the financial services industry and traModeatde finance industry and a regulator.  

Moderator:  Jane Foo, an expert in ethics & compliance, operational risk and audit. Jane served as BIIA Chairman from 2019 to 2021.

  • Dr. Henry Balani, Global Head of Industry & Regulatory Affairs, Encompass Corporation
  • Tan Wee Soon, Head of Compliance and Risk Management, Bank Julius Baer Singapore
  • Vivian Zheng, Head of ASEAN ESG Solutions, S&P Global Sustainable1
  • Steve Turnstall,  Director, Head of Compliance and Risk, Wadzpay.com
  • Zhang Yi, Director of Solution Architect at Ant Group Singapore


Session 6

12.15 – 13.15   ‘The role of the information industry in an era of pandemics and growing digitisation’
Panel session to hear the views of senior Executives from the Information Industry, Financial Crime and Identity sectors on how the pandemic and the move to increased data from digitization will impact their business models. What’s changed since we last met? What are the key changes they see in data analytics and technology in the next couple of years? What do they see will be the needs of their customers? How should the industry be adapting? What is required from governments when it comes to access to public data? Look to bring back some of the panellists from 2019 plus add in some new ones from the financial crime and identity sectors.

Moderator:  Neil Munroe, Deputy Managing Director, BIIA


  • Cato Syversen, CEO of Creditsafe
  • Mohan Ramaswamy, Founder and CEO of Rubix Data Services
  • William Lim Wah Liang, Executive Director of Credit Bureau Asia
  • Bill Spruill, Co-ounder and President of Global Data Consortium
  • Samiran Ghosh, Business Consultant, Author and Speaker


13.15 – 13.30   Closing remarks from Joachim Bartels, Managing Director, BIIA
180 Years of Business Information (1841-2021):  In looking backward, many of the problems to be solved are still the same. Only the magnitude, complexity and speed in which decisions are made have changed.   Given the multi-dimenisonal disruptions we have to content with – health, loss of freedom of movement, government interventions, supply chain disruptions – moving forward will be a new world of risk and opportunities. 

13.00 – 14.30   Close of main conference and lunch

14:30 – 16.00    Networking Forum  –  a chance to meet with fellow delegates and exchange ideas

As with our previous sell out conferences the event in Singapore will provide a great opportunity for organisations to promote their services to a wide range of customers and potential clients from many different countries. We have created a number of sponsorship opportunities to allow organisations to do this. For more information on the packages available please scroll down on this page.

Covid-19 Advisory:  We recognise that the pandemic may continue to have an impact in 2022.  As part of our event planning, we will be taking extra steps to mitigate the effects as much as we possibly can. We are closely monitoring the health and vaccination status in the region via our members, and building into our plans the ability to offer a hybrid event with both in-person and online attendance, should members not be able to attend due to the status of the pandemic in their countries.  As of the beginning of this year Singapore has opened its borders for Exhibits and Conferences up to 1,000 people. 

Most recently Singapore has removed all restrictions for vaccinated travelers  –  See our Covid-19 Advisory Page

We are looking forward to seeing you in Singapore



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