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Program of the BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference

Date: October 18-20, 2017;
Place: Okura Prestige Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

The BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference is much more than a traditional gathering of credit and business information industry professionals. This is a critical event for our members, customers, policy makers and regulators who are seeking information and insight on current and future challenges in a fast moving information environment.

The overarching theme of the event is Embracing Digitization and dealing with the challenges of convergence in the Credit Ecosystem. It is all about technology, digitization of data, financial inclusion of consumers, Micro businesses, SMEs and corporate trade credit providers. BIIA has invited a number of talented speakers from member companies and experts from institutions such as the IFC and the local Fintech Association.

Program

October 18, 2017:

13:00 hrs: Registration opens

17:00  hrs: BIIA Membership Meeting.  Full Members Only

  • Approval of 2016 Financial Results
  • Election of Officers
  • Industry Advocacy & Policy Update

18:00-20:00 hrs:  Welcome reception.  All attendees are invited

October 19, 2017

09:00-9:10:

Welcome Opening Remarks by Khun Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala BIIA Chairman.  

Thirachai Phuvanatnaranubala

The BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference is much more than a traditional gathering of credit and business information industry professionals.   This is a critical event for our members, customers, policy makers and regulators who are seeking information and insight on current and future challenges in a fast moving information environment.   

The overarching theme of the event is Embracing Digitization and dealing with the challenges of convergence in the Credit Ecosystem:  It is all about technology, digitization of data, financial inclusion of consumers, Micro businesses, SMEs and corporate trade credit providers.  Last, but not least, the requirements by policymakers to protect the privacy of individuals, protecting their identity, warranting cyber security, complying with Anti-money laundering (AML) and KYC, causes a conundrum for users of information services and our industry because of the lack of access to information.

09:10-9:45 Opening Keynote:  Embracing Digitization

BIIA is delighted to announce the acceptance of his Excellency Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj, Minister of Digital Economy and Society to deliver the opening keynote of the BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference.

The task of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society is to develop the basis for a digital economy to increase Thailand’s competitiveness and heighten the people of Thailand’s well-being. Specifically, the Ministry is in charge of promote and support business sector to use digital technology and innovation, including supporting the industry development on digital technology as well as adding value to the country’s digital technology industry. To promote and support digital society development in order to elevate the people’s knowledge and capabilities in applying and creating value added with digital technology.

With the overarching theme being Embracing Digitization BIIA highly appreciates the support of the Ministry of Digital Economy and Society for our conference with the presence of his Excellency Minister Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj.

Dr. Pichet Durongkaveroj has assumed his position as Minister of Digital Economy and Society since December 2016. Prior to that he held the Minister of Science and Technology portfolio for over two years during which many progressive changes have been widely implemented. An outstanding career in the field of public policy, he has contributed to his country the design, formulation, and implementation of major national policies including science & technology, innovation, ICT,
e-commerce, and education. His contributions have also been extended to international collaboration notably to ASEAN, APEC,
UNCTAD, OECD, WHO, ITU etc., as well as establishing effective scientific diplomacy to bilateral, multilateral relations, and interagency collaborations.

Dr. Durongkaveroj received his Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, University of New South Wales, Sydney; MEng.Sc.
in Applied Solar Energy, Trinity University, Texas; Ph.D. in Public Policy and Management, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

09:45-10:30:
Technology Keynote: Where Will Technology Take Our Industry and the Businesses of our Clients?  

Tom Mouhsian

Tom Mouhsian will provide an overview of the important topic:  “Where Will Technology Take Our Industry and the Businesses of our Clients?” While Tom will summarize current trends, he will also focus on meaningful ways how our industry should embrace new technologies.

He will offer some insights about financial inclusion: “Will Fintech support or replace the banks on a quest to spread financial literacy? Will there be a role for our industry?”

“What will be the effect of e-commerce powerhouses like Alibaba and Amazon on the information services and financial industry?”

No information conference is complete without some commentary about BLOCKCHAIN: “What opportunities do emerging technologies like Blockchain present to the FS/IS industry and how can they be leveraged?”

 

Networking Break

11:00-12:30:
Where Will Technology Take Our Industry?

Taking into consideration the commentary of Forrester Research, information executives will express their views of the likely impact of technology trends on their respective businesses. 

The session will be moderated by Anthony Scriffignano, Chief Data Scientist, Dun & Bradstreet CorporationDr. Anthony Scriffignano


Phil CotterEnrico LodiPeter VillaKarthik Karunakaran

Networking Break

14:00-15:30:
Fintech:  BIIA and the Thai Fintech Association will be producing an exciting session about the future of Fintech in the region and to explore whether there can be a mutually beneficial relationship with this new industry.

Dr. Karndee Leopairote

This session will be moderated by Dr. Karndee Leopairote, Managing Director of C Asian, a platform for ASEAN networking, exchanging of best practices, and facilitating peer-to-peer discussions at the regional level.  Dr. Karndee is a director of BOL Thailand.

Korn ChatikavanijThakorn PiyapanMelanie ZimmermanMatthew Gamser

16:00-17:30:

Fraud and Cybercrime In the Age of Digitization

This session will attempt to answer the following questions:

  • What are the new threats and where will they come from?
  • How can you identify these new threats
  • How lenders and other credit grantors should adapt to these changing and growing threats

Neil MunroeThis session will be moderated by Neil Munroe, Deputy Managing Director BIIA, Founder of CRS Insights

Dr. Gjergji KasneciTimothy ChoonNick Wilde

18:30:  Networking Dinner

19:30:  Dinner Key Note about India:  Building the Infrastructure for a Truly Digital Economy and Financial Inclusion – Aadhar, Payment banks, Unified Payment Interface (UPI), India Stack.  What does this mean for our industry:  Will it be an Opportunity or Risk? 

Melanie Zimmerman (TransUnion) is working in the midst of it.  She will tell our audience how digitization can lead to financial inclusion and economic growth.

Melanie Zimmerman

October 20, 2017

09:00-9:45:
Opening Session:

The Future of the Trade Credit Ecosystem in an E-commerce Environment and Implications on Information Services: In this session we will examine the impact of E-commerce on the trade credit ecosystem: From Open Trade Credit, Trade Finance, Credit Information, Credit insurance to Credit Management.

Dr. Anthony ScriffignanoModerator: Dr. Anthony Scriffignano, Chief Data Scientist at Dun & Bradstreet

 

Jérôme PezéPaul Charmatz, Managing Director at encompassDavid Emery

09:45-10:30:

Compliance & Identity: How can we assist our clients with Know Your Customer (KYC) compliance notwithstanding the demands of tightening privacy and data protection?

Phil CotterThe session is moderated by Phil Cotter, Managing Director Thomson Reuters, Risk

Paul Charmatz, Managing Director at encompassJohn LordAntoun (Habib) MassaadNetworking Break

11:00-11:45:
Data, Data , Everywhere – Big, Smart, Alternate or Simply Different

This session will look at the development in availability of data and the challenges it possess for credit bureaus and regulators. The questions that the panel will address are:

  • Where is this data coming from?
    – How will it impact on traditional data sources held by credit bureau?
    – Can the two work together?
  • What are the regulatory challenges with this new data?
  • Will open data and new technology mean the end of the traditional credit bureau business model?

Neil MunroeThis session will be moderated by Neil Munroe, Deputy Managing Director of BIIA and Founder of CRS Insights, UK

Tony LythgoeTony HadleyDr. Gjergji KasneciDr. Andrew Jennings

11:45-12:30:
Closing Keynote:   A review of China’s Fintech Ecosystem – Lending to Individuals, Micro and Small businesses 

China is the largest Fintech market in the world and in the absence of traditional data Fintech companies resort to alternative data sources in conjunction with the state of the art analytics for lending purposes.  In this session we hear from Ant Financial, the largest Chinese Fintech company,  about their experiences and current practices in online lending , the use of alternative and traditional data sources and decision systems.

Quan Yu

 

Quan Yu, Head of Risk Management for Consumer and SME Finance Group.   Responsible for consumer and SME (MYbank)lending analytics (data, modeling, credit policies) for marketing, acquisition, customer management, collection and recovery at Ant Financial (蚂蚁金服)

 

12:30-12:45
Closing Remarks

Networking Lunch

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The Okura Prestige HotelVenue:  The Okura Prestige Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

A registration page to the BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference will be up on www.biia.com beginning of May.

If you wish to stay at Okura Prestige Hotel, please click here for a special room rate.

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