This year's event will see us bring together leaders online from across financial services, fintech and retail. You will hear from a mix of international and local thought leaders across a range of focus areas including Open Banking, Digital Transformation, Customer-led Innovation and Cyber Security, to inspire, challenge and prepare you for the future.
How do you get back on your bike after you’ve broken your neck? During training, Olympic, World, Commonwealth and National cycling record holder Anna Meares suffered a vertebrae fracture that nearly made her a quadriplegic. Instead, she was back on her bike in 10 days. Hear how she went on to win silver at the Beijing Olympics just 8 months later.
From criminal lawyer to comedian to media personality, James O'Loghlin is one of Australia's most respected, entertaining and experienced presenters. Best known as the host of over 300 episodes of "The New Inventors" on ABC-TV, and for his witty and entertaining programs on ABC Local Radio, his interest in innovation makes him a perfect MC for Curious Thinkers.
Jamie Leach is a data champion, fintech fanatic, Regional Director for Australia/New Zealand of Global Association FDATA and founder of Open Data Australia™. Her work on the CDR sees the amalgamation of her extensive financial services career, her continuing work with public policy and her passion for increasing the quality and portability of data.
Dr Peter Weill is Chairman of the MIT Center for Information Systems Research, which works with companies on how to digitally transform for success. He has worked on digitisation issues with the Executive Committees and Boards of more than 40 companies globally. As an in-demand keynote speaker on digital ecosystems, we’re pleased to welcome him to Curious Thinkers.
In 2020, Rob led Regional Australia Bank to become the first Accredited Data Recipient and the first Australian bank to both publish and consume CDR data. He is a current member of the Australian Consumer Data Right (CDR) Banking Advisory Committee, an active member of the customer-owned banking sector and is passionate about technology partnerships with Fintechs.
Scott Farrell is a senior partner of King & Wood Mallesons with more than 20 years’ experience in financial markets, financial systems and financial technology law. He has chaired the Australian Government’s FinTech Advisory Group led the two inquiries for the Australian Government which designed, and developed, the framework for Australia’s Consumer Data Right.
Alastair leads a workforce of 700 cyber security professionals with a national footprint of 20 offices across Australia. He was recently the National Cyber Security Adviser, head of the Australian Cyber Security Centre and Special Adviser to the Prime Minister on Cyber Security and has previously had high-profile roles with Australian Federal Police and eBay.
With over two decades of retail banking experience, Travis has leveraged his expertise across the customer life cycle, most recently running the digital business for Westpac Group, to build Australia’s first smartbank. Travis’s passion for the customer and working at the digital edge positioned him well to help build the first truly customer obsessed bank.
As Head of Payment Partnerships and Industry Relations for Square Australia, Samina works with payment partners and the industry to deliver seller solutions that help them to start, build and grow their business. Throughout her career, Samina has worked in financial services including the global payments network Visa, Cuscal and General Motors Financial Services' arm in the UK and Australia.
Di, General Manager - GTS started with Westpac in 2017. She is responsible for the Global Transaction Services business, payments and bank as a service business. Prior to joining the Westpac Group, Di was the Managing Director Asia Head of Transaction Services for JP Morgan Asia Pacific and Managing Director COO of Global Transactions Services for Citi in Hong Kong.
Living through future financial digital ecosystems – Peter Weill
DBS’ digital transformation journey to World’s Best Bank – Paul Cobban
Navigating the competitive battleground of Consumer-led Innovation – Di Challenor, Samina Hussain-Letch & Travis Tyler
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