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11 August: #RegTechOpen4Business - Transforming for the new future

  • 11 Aug 2020
  • 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
  • Online - via Microsoft Teams

Registration is closed


COVID-19 has dramatically increased the importance of digital transformation across organisations to maintain safety, trust and keep productivity high. 

As the world pivots to the current 'new normal' the financial sector continues to adapt to the rapid digitisation of their businesses. 

Banks and others have had to manage a sharp rise in customer enquiries and demands as the pandemic has reverberated through the Australian and global economies. Many face-to-face and paper-based processes now must follow a new path as teams work from home and adopt digital solutions.

Join us to learn how artificial intelligence (AI) can automate operations, manage risk, prevent financial crime, cyber attacks and personalise your services to enable you to navigate beyond this crisis and thrive in the new future.

Some of the topics for discussion:

  • How can AI help and navigating the 6 ways to AI success?
  • What role can RegTech play in the transformation of compliance and regulatory information?
  • RegTechs and banks share their stories.





      Welcome and acknowledgement of country

      Deborah Young

      The RTA is a non-profit industry body whose members are committed to accelerating the adoption of RegTech and sustaining a global centre of RegTech excellence.


      Transforming for the future: 6 steps to AI success
      Connie Leung, Senior Director, Financial Services Business Lead, Microsoft


      Panel Session - moderated by James Farrell

      • Why AI, why now?
      • AI in financial services
      • What role can RegTech play?
          5:15pm Audience Q&A with panellists


          Thank you and event concludes

          5:45pm Optional additional networking 

          About Connie Leung

          As Regional Business Lead of Financial Services for Microsoft Asia, Connie Leung is responsible for driving thought leadership and high-level engagements with key stakeholders in the financial services industry across the Asia Pacific. Leung is also part of Microsoft’s Worldwide Financial Services group where she provides strategic direction and leadership across all aspects of the financial services sector, including banking, capital markets and insurance.

          Leung has led various global initiatives around artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain for corporate banking as well as industry-wide digital transformation programs. She is also a regular speaker at industry events such as Singapore Fintech Festival, Hong Kong Fintech Festival, Hong Kong Blockchain Week, and Finance Asia.
          Leung, who was named among the “25 Women Leaders in Hong Kong Fintech” by InvestHK in Oct 2018, is a veteran in the financial services sector and has more than 16 years of diverse industry experience under her belt. Her experience spans across banking and finance as well as vertical business segments such as payments, treasury and trade, technology and infrastructure, sales and management.

          Before joining Microsoft in 2013, Leung was the director for payments and trade markets in Asia Pacific at SWIFT where she was responsible for leading corporate, payments and trade markets activities in the region. She has also held a series of management positions in financial and financial information services organizations including Misys, Surecomp and Fidelity Information Services. Leung graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic with a Higher Diploma in Mathematics, Statistics and Computing. She also received an Honors Degree in Computer Science from the British Computer Society (BCS).

          About James Farrell

          In the role of Financial Services Industry Executive for Microsoft Australia, James Farrell is responsible for leading the execution of Microsoft’s financial services strategy in Australia, including the prioritisation of banking, insurance and Superannuation solutions in line with Microsoft’s worldwide digital platform and partner ecosystem. The overarching objective is to align Microsoft technology with a Financial Services industry lens to support our customers in their digital transformation journeys.

          James has spent over 20 years in various executive roles within financial services technology organisations, specialising in payments, financial crime and core banking across Australia and South East Asia. James started his career in technology with IBM in their UK Hursley Park Research and Development laboratory.

          About Jesse Arundell

          Jesse leads the Emerging Technology team at CommBank. In his role, he is responsible for managing a dynamic team of innovation professionals and running an expansive portfolio of disruptive and transformative innovation initiatives across the Bank, focused on accelerating the Bank’s adoption of new and emerging technologies within its businesses. He also leads the charge on scaling the Bank's internal crowdsourcing program and is accountable for the delivery of the Bank's long-term technology strategy and focus areas. Outside of the Bank, he co-leads the Australian Chapter of the International Association of Innovation Professionals and sits on the local technical committee for the development of innovation management standards at the International Standards Organisation.

          About Gavin Keeley

          Gavin is an experienced technologist and business leader with a career spanning over 30 years in international consultancy and corporate roles across a diverse range of sectors.

          He has held a number of Senior Executive roles, as Chief Information Officer or Chief Technology Officer, in large complex corporate and government environments, ranging in size from tens to thousands of IT personnel.

          He was the first CTO for Aviva in the UK and implemented the world’s first “Pay As You Drive” capability for the Insurer. As Executive General Manager for Business Technology Solutions at Suncorp he was responsible for leading business innovation through technology, and as CTO at Hollard Insurance pioneered the 1st APRA approved cloud based technology in Australia.

          He has qualifications in both Computing and Business, is a regular public speaker at industry conferences, and a guest lecturer at a number of Universities.

          Gavin advises companies through the government Mentoring for Growth programme, sit on the boards of a number of Australian companies, and was one of the founders of the Federal Government Digital Careers Program in 2007.

          About Deborah Young

          Deborah Young is the founding CEO of The RegTech Association. Deborah has more than 20 years experience in financial services advocacy and engagement across technology, venture capital, private equity, financial markets, insurance and superannuation.

          She is passionate about building a community that accelerates deployment of technology that drives productivity and superior consumer outcomes. Deborah is a member of the Federal Government’s FinTech Advisory Committee and in 2019 was awarded an AFR 100 Women of Influence Award for Innovation.