Program

Wednesday 7 September 2022

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8:00am – 8:50am

Registration

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8:45am – 9:00am

Room: Savoy 1

Opening Addresses

Rehan D’Almeida, General Manager, FinTech Australia
The Hon Stephen Jones MP, Assistant Treasurer and Minister for Financial Services
David Latina, Deputy Secretary, Jobs, Innovation and Business Engagement – Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions

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9:00am – 9:30am

Room: Savoy 1

Accessing finance and capital for sustainable business growth

Fireside Chat

Unveiling contextual and circumstantial peculiarities of sustainable business growth for FinTech, the fireside chat will revolve around the following themes: a) COVID-19 and redefinition of growth, b) current and future trends of accessing, raising and retaining capital and c) global perspectives, insights and best practices for FinTech venturing.

Speaker: Andrea Reynolds, Swoop Funding
Moderator: Dimitrios Salampasis, Swinburne University of Technology

Room: Mayfair 1

Embedded finance: the sky is the limit

Panel

With an estimated market value of over $138 billion in 2026, embedded finance is the future of Australian fintech. As non-financial providers embrace financial tools and services, new possibilities and challenges will be created. As a rapidly growing offering of the fintech industry, embedded finance players have an opportunity to innovate in industries and customer segments where legacy players are still watching.

Speakers: Zoe Cossart, Open Insurance, Ariel Timothy, Aryza and Jacob Parker, Fiskil
Moderator: Naby Mariyam
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9:30am – 10:00am

Room: Savoy 1

Conscious self-disruption

Panel

The story of Unloan. Understand not just the journey, but the tech integration and strategic buy in required to build a disruptive digital home loan business inside Australia’s largest bank.

Speakers: Daniel Oertli, Unloan, Supun King-Jayawardana, x15ventures and Tess Sutherland, CBA
Moderator: Justin O’Donnell, Doshii

Mayfair 1

#Beautiful data, solving problems for small business

Panel

Xero shares how it solves small business pain points through its platform, partnerships and technology.

Speakers: Paul McCann, Xero, Pat Rossi, Waddle and Oriana Tessari, Stripe
Moderator: Cathy Lyall, Wisr

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10:00am - 10:30am

Room: Savoy 1

Using venture debt to accelerate startups

Panel

The use of venture debt has gained in popularity as emerging growth companies remain private longer and seek creative forms of financing that minimize dilution. Join us with a panel discussion on the role of debt in a down market featuring representatives from OneVentures, Tractor Ventures and Lighter Capital.

Speakers: Justine Carzino, OneVentures, Jodie Imam, Tractor Ventures and Ian Gardiner, Lighter Capital and Jelix Ventures
Moderator:
John Bailey, Invest Victoria

Room: Mayfair 1

CeFi vs Defi: integrating with fintech

Panel

Speakers: Jonathon Miller, Kraken, Malachy Kirwan, Propine and Caroline Bowler, BTC Markets
Moderator: Steve Vallas, Blockchain APAC

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10:30am – 11:00am

Morning Tea
Sponsored by Giesecke+Devrient

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11:00am – 11:30am

Room: Savoy 1

Global trends through a local lense: a changing payment landscape

Fireside Chat

ANZ Worldline Payment Solutions launched in April this year – a partnership between ANZ bank and global payments leader Worldline. In this session, ANZ Worldline’s Chief Market Officer, Anne McDonnell and Chief Financial Officer, Carl Walsh discuss the fast-changing payments landscape, here and internationally, and the big opportunities for Australia.

Speakers: Anne McDonnell and Carl Walsh, ANZ Worldline Payment Solutions
Moderator:
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Room: Mayfair 1

Threat intelligence: the inevitable cyber attack

Panel

Speakers: Tulin Sevgin, Upguard, Gilbert Joseph, Palo Alto Networks and Agnes Taouk, Caleb and Brown
Moderator: Sophie Bradshaw, Hamilton Locke

Room: Savoy 2

Treasury: crypto asset token mapping

Roundtable

Earlier this year, Treasury sought initial feedback on types of crypto assets and their classification. The Government has now announced it will prioritise token mapping to give clarity about whether certain crypto assets are financial products and inform further work on crypto licensing and custody regulation.

This session will give participants the opportunity to join the discussion with Treasury on the classification of crypto and provide direct input into the Government’s token mapping project.

Speakers: Nghi Luu, Hema Raman and Chris Adamek, Treasury
Moderator: Sinead Lynch, Gadens

Room: Mayfair 2

Open banking: open for business?

Roundtable

A candid conversation about the state of Open Banking and how to successfully use it as a fintech.

With an increasing number of fintechs getting on board, it looks like Open Banking is finally ‘Open for business’. But can Open Banking deliver the customer experience you’re after? And how do you build a successful use case?

In this session, we’ll share data and insights from 2 years of Open Banking, a realistic picture of where we are today and what the future holds.

Speaker: Ben Ford, Frollo

Room: Mayfair 3

Global connections: USA and UK

Roundtable

Join us for a meet and greet with Austrade’s incoming Trade and Investment Commissioners to New York and London. This networking event is an opportunity for an open discussion on the support Austrade can provide Australian fintechs to expand and grow in international markets. We’ll also talk about how Austrade can help non-Australian fintechs to enter or grow in Australia.

Speakers: David Camerlengo, Austrade London and Rachel Howard, Austrade New York

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11:30am – 12:00pm

Room: Savoy 1

Cross pollination across the fintech industry

Panel

We used to ask whether “fintechs would put the banks out of business?” But today it is about how fintechs can partner with banks, traditional FS providers, non-FS companies, and most importantly, how fintechs can partner with each other.

Speakers: Shadi Haddad, Till Payments, Anne-Marie Kruk, Australian Payments Plus and Mike Boyd, Slyp
Moderator: Malia Forner, EY

Room: Mayfair 1

Embedded insurance

Panel

Speakers: Nigel Fellowes Freeman, Kanopi Cover, Danni Robson, Yarris Technologies and Bill Angelidis, Day By Day
Moderator: Simone Dossetor, Insurtech Australia

Room: Savoy 2

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Room: Mayfair 2

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12:00pm - 1:00pm

Networking Lunch
Sponsored by K&L Gates

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1:00pm – 1:30pm

Room: Savoy 1

Heading to an economy wide rollout of the CDR

Panel

Speakers: Alex Scriven, Adatree, Scott Farrell, King & Wood Mallesons, Claire MacFarlane, iSelect and Peter Crone, ACCC
Moderator: Tonia Berglund, Equifax

Room: Mayfair 1

CBDCs and stablecoins: Australian opportunities and cross-border models

Panel

Speakers: Effie Dimitropoulos, Novatti, Nigel Dobson, ANZ Bank, Urszula McCormack, King & Wood Mallesons and Ellis Connolly, Reserve Bank of Australia
Moderator: Daniel Knight, K&L Gates

Room: Savoy 2

AUSTRAC: the role of fintechs in mitigating AML/CTF risks

Roundtable

Late last year AUSTRAC issued a statement acknowledging the disproportionate impact of de-banking on fintechs. AUSTRAC called on banks to adopt a case-by-case risk-based approach when assessing anti-money laundering and counter-terrorism financing (AML/CTF) risks. This session will provide the opportunity to hear from AUSTRAC directly on how it is engaging across the ecosystem to reduce de-banking and the role fintechs can play maintaining links to the banking system.

Speaker: Daniel Mossop, AUSTRAC
Moderator: David Kreltszheim, Cornwalls

Room: Mayfair 2

Fuelling memorable customer experiences with payment innovations

Roundtable

Payments innovation is moving at a pace we’ve never seen before. Meanwhile, its role in enhancing customer experiences is becoming increasingly important for firms seeking to deliver a frictionless and delightful customer journey.

Previously the exclusive domain of incumbent banks and payment giants, NextGen payment innovations are democratising access to powerful technologies that unify every customer touchpoint and enable organisations of all sizes to realise their full potential.

Join this roundtable to discover how your business can use game-changing payment solutions to fuel memorable customer experiences – without the need for any payments expertise.

Speaker: Fleur Garcia, Till Payments

Room: Mayfair 3

APRA: Developments and common challenges in neobanking and stored-value facilities

Roundtable

In this session hear about APRA’s regulatory approach in relation to neobanking and stored-valued facilities, including recent developments, the current state of the market and common challenges for fintechs.

Speaker: Melisande Waterford, APRA

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1:30pm – 2:00pm

Room: Savoy 1

A global-first approach to building a fintech: Ireland, Singapore and the Netherlands

Panel

Speakers: Vijay Rao, Transfermate Global Payments, Hayley Fisher, Adyen and Reuben Lim, Singapore Fintech Association
Moderator: Jonathan Jeffries, Think and Grow

Room: Mayfair 1

How digital commerce experiences are evolving for consumers and businesses

Panel

Expectations for digital commerce have evolved rapidly, and new shopping behaviours that were adopted during the pandemic are now here to stay. This is creating a new paradigm for businesses – all of whom aspire not just to meet today’s baseline for great commerce experiences, but to stay ahead of tomorrow’s expectations – and the digital world isn’t standing still. In this session we explore the trends impacting consumer and business payments and hear from some of Australia’s leading fintechs on how to best cut through the noise and leverage new technology and partnerships to capture the opportunities these trends present – from digital currency and DeFi to small business digitisation.

Speakers: Jan McGrath, Novatti, Karl Mohan, Crypto.com and James Fuller, Hnry
Moderator: Anthony Jones, Visa

Room: Savoy 2

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2:00pm – 2:30pm

Room: Savoy 1

Going global

Panel

Speakers: Rimal Gokani, Zai, Victoria Richardson, Meeco and Gordon Campbell, Rich Data Corporation
Moderator: Andrew Barnes, Austrade

Room: Mayfair 1

Open data and future customer experiences

Panel

In this online era, more data than ever is being generated from digital banking, and at the same time, consumers are gaining control over their data via CDR. This move to open data changes goes beyond regulation – it has the potential to pioneer partnerships that could completely reshape customer experiences.

Speakers: Aleks Stevanovic, Alex Yen and David Cook, Data Action and David Fodor, AWS
Moderator: Victoria Hannaford, Data Action

Room: Savoy 2

ACCC and Treasury: CDR – pathways to participation and on-boarding

Roundtable

Australia’s Consumer Data Right (CDR) is introducing an economy-wide consumer data sharing regime. The ACCC’s role in the Consumer Data Right includes accrediting data recipients, supporting data recipients with testing and on-boarding to the CDR ecosystem, enforcing the CDR Rules and developing and supporting the technology solutions that support secure data sharing. Over the last year, updates to the CDR rules have added new pathways to participating and made data sharing easier.

In this session hear from the ACCC and Treasury about how you can become an accredited data recipient, the new CDR representative arrangements, and the support available for testing and on-boarding. Participants will also be able to find out more about the ACCC’s recently launched CDR Sandbox testing environment.

Speakers: Paul Franklin, ACCC and Kate O’Rourke, Treasury

Room: Mayfair 2

Customer acquisition and retention: best practices for Aussie fintechs

Roundtable

While the fintech space has its own share of obstacles and complications, customer acquisition and retention is perhaps the biggest common challenge for all fintech brands. Fintechs today leverage the online and digital world to facilitate market entry, scalability and acquisition. However, the same digital platforms which rapidly onboard and scale customers, allow them to switch to other providers in the blink of an eye. Moderated by Blackhawk Network, Till Payments and Reiventure, register to join this Round Table discussion with fellow Fintech industry leaders where we discuss best case practices and strategies to improve customer acquisition and customer retention for your business.

Speakers: Will Feutrill, Blackhawk Network and Fleur Garcia, Till Payments
Moderator: Liya Dashkina, Reinventure

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2:30pm – 3:00pm

Room: Savoy 1

Responsible lending and the industry’s future: how fintechs are leading the way

Panel

Speakers: Richard Shanahan, Tic Toc, Tim Poskitt, Envestnet Yodlee and Justin Joffe, Flux Finance
Moderator: Jacqui Duncan, Stone & Chalk

Room: Mayfair 1

Payments-as-an-experience

Panel

Speakers: Ian Kelsall, Thoughtworks, Christian Westerlind Wigstrom, Monoova and Mark Ledsham, Currencycloud
Moderator: Camilla Bullock, Emerging Payments Association

Room: Savoy 2

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3:00pm - 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea
Sponsored by Giesecke+Devrient

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3:30pm – 4:00pm

Room: Savoy 1

The missing component of ESG: the role of purpose-led fintechs

Presentation

The role purpose-led companies can play in providing the S in ESG, funding for ESG mandated funds has mostly gone into E.

Speaker: Dr Lili Sussman, Wisr

Room: Mayfair 1

Lending tech: the evolving lending ecosystem

Panel

Speakers: Leann Jones, Nimo Industries, Lisa Frazier, Judo Bank and Stephen Duke, Wayflyer
Moderator: Stuart Stoyan, EY

Room: Savoy 2

Treasury: a strategic plan for the payments ecosystem

Roundtable

Scott Farrell’s Review of the Australian Payments System, released last year, recommended the Government develop a strategic plan for the payments ecosystem to provide certainty on policy priorities and future strategic directions.
In this session hear from Scott Farrell and Treasury about the next steps in developing this strategic plan and the future challenges and opportunities for payments in Australia.

Speakers: Nghi Luu, Taylor Black and Mohita Kinra, Treasury
Moderator: Scott Farrell, King & Wood Mallesons

Room: Mayfair 2

Taxation of crypto assets: the challenges of taxing tech

Roundtable

Last month the Board of Taxation released the much-anticipated consultation guide for their review into the tax treatment of crypto assets and transactions. The review will consider the application of current tax laws in this space, emerging policy issues and possible changes to Australia’s tax regime and its administration by the ATO.

In this session hear from the Board of Taxation about the review as well as members of the tax profession, academia and industry about the tax challenges presented by the digital economy and how greater certainty may be created for taxpayers.

Speakers: Anthony Klein, Board of Taxation, Elizabeth Morton, RMIT, Tracey Dunn, EY, Judith Taylor, King & Wood Mallesons
Moderator: Jerome Tse, The Tax Institute

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4:00pm – 4:30pm

Room: Savoy 1

Strike that balance: identity fraud fighting and seamless CX

Panel

In this new and evolving digital economy, it has never been so easy to connect online; from applying for a loan, booking travel, to one-click payment. Unfortunately, as online activities expand, so too do fraudulent schemes, with scammers growing more sophisticated by the day.

Companies big and small fight fraud on a daily basis. Synthetic identity fraud, in particular, is a major concern, particularly for those in the financial industry. Indeed, as one of the toughest frauds to mitigate, it is one of the fastest growing threats. In 2020 alone, the loss from these types of scams nearly doubled from 2019 to $3.3 billion

Still, friction is not the answer. While customers demand security, they also want an easy experience from onboarding to transaction. And, if you don’t provide it? You lose them.

For example, according to MANTL‘s research, with each additional inquiry in the account opening process, application drop-off will increase. Collecting a driver’s license picture causes a 29% drop in conversions, with just a 1.5% decrease in fraud loss.

Join us for a panel discussion where we discuss:
1. The current landscape of fraud and latest trends impacting our industries
2. Combatting the challenges and opening the opportunities – from the underbanked to cross-border payments
3. Best practices to protect your reputation, bottom line, and customers – such as leveraging biometrics, machine learning, and network data.

Speakers: James Sibbick, Ekata, Matt Bourne, Mastercard and Michelle Henderson, Immersve
Moderator: Ashmita Das, Probe CX

Room: Mayfair 1

FinClear: a global shift towards the tokenisation of securities

Fireside Chat

In a new and exciting world where private assets are tokenised and traded on secondary platforms, David Ferrall, CEO of FinClear will share his insights on delivering solutions into the private market universe

Speaker: David Ferrall, FinClear
Moderator: Tracey Ah Hee, FinClear

Room: Savoy 2

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Room: Mayfair 2

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Room: Mayfair 3

How is the data revolution fuelling fintech in Scotland?

Roundtable

Join a discussion with Scots working in the fintech industry in Scotland and Australia to explore how data is driving innovation in all fintech verticals Scotland. We will be exploring PSD2, ecommerce, credit and KYC and any other topic you want to talk about!

Speakers: Lynne Darcey Quigley, Know-it, James Varga, DirectID, Mickael Paris, Fintech Scotland, Jit Gondalia, Optiseller Australia and Ian Gardiner, Investment Partner, Co-Founder and Global Scot
Moderator: Cindy Callander, Scottish Development International

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4:30pm - 5:00pm

Room: Savoy 1

VC trends and opportunities

Panel

Speakers: Ron Spector, 1835i Ventures, Toby Norton-Smith, X15 Ventures, Amanda Angelini, NAB Ventures and James Cameron, Airtree
Moderator: Anthony Boogert, King & Wood Mallesons

Room: Mayfair 1

Where Web 2.0 and Web 3.0 collide

Panel

Speakers: Jeremy Balding, DigitalX and Ellie Rennie, RMIT University
Moderator: Liya Dashkina, Reinventure Group

Room: Mayfair 3

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5:00pm - 6:30pm

Welcome Drinks at Grand Hyatt Melbourne
Sponsored by Fundsquire

Thursday 8 September 2022

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9:00am – 9:30am

Room: Savoy 1

Evolving payments landscape including Web3/crypto

Panel

Reducing Friction in Payments by putting the Customer at the centre of the payments experience

Speakers: Stuart Houston, Travis Gallion and Will Snell, Google
Moderator: Kunal Limaye, Google

Room: Mayfair 1

Regtech: focussing on the customer journey

Panel

Speakers: Andrew Jackson, First AML, Brett Hodge, Fenergo, Erika Villanueva, AssuranceLab and Jacqueline Pang, Artius Global
Moderator: Deborah Young, The Regtech Association

Room: Savoy 2

Reserve Bank of Australia: exploring use cases for CBDC in Australia

Roundtable

Last month the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) announced it is collaborating with the Digital Finance Cooperative Research Centre (DFCRC) on a research project to explore use cases for a central bank digital currency (CBDC) in Australia. The project will involve the development of a limited-scale CBDC pilot that will represent a real claim on the RBA. Interested industry participants will be invited to develop specific use cases that demonstrate how a CBDC could be used to provide innovative and value-added payment and settlement services to households and businesses.

In this session hear from the RBA about the project and about how industry participants will be able to engage.

Speakers: Ellis Connolly and Chris Thompson, Reserve Bank of Australia
Moderator: Urszula McCormack, King & Wood Mallesons

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9:30am – 10:00am

Room: Savoy 1

True partnerships help accelerate time to value

Panel

“Time to value” is at the centre of decisions being made by Financial Service businesses today. All are trying to navigate: cost of entry, technology choices, playing to your strengths, changing market dynamics, and essential funding and commerciality success as focus moves from rapid scale to revenue and profit. This panel explores how partnerships are critical to helping accelerate time to value and provide more confidence to new and existing businesses to be in control of their path to success.

Speakers: Mark Hansell, Shaype, Anthony Jones, Visa and Yish Koh, Kit
Moderator: Yolanda Redrup
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Room: Mayfair 1

The real value in payments

Panel

Speakers: Damir Ćuća, Basiq, Katrina Stuart, NPPA and Carolyn Breeze, Zepto
Moderator: Samantha O’Brien, DLA Piper

Room: Savoy 2

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Room: Mayfair 2

Treasury: Crypto Asset Token Mapping (Session 2)

Roundtable

Earlier this year, Treasury sought initial feedback on types of crypto assets and their classification. The Government has now announced it will prioritise token mapping to give clarity about whether certain crypto assets are financial products and inform further work on crypto licensing and custody regulation.

This session will give participants the opportunity to join the discussion with Treasury on the classification of crypto and provide direct input into the Government’s token mapping project.

Speakers: Nghi Luu, Treasury, Hema Raman, Treasury, Chris Adamek, Treasury,
Moderator: Sinead Lynch, Gadens

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10:00am - 10:30am

Room: Savoy 1

Future of retail investing and the emergence of super apps

Panel

Speakers: Alex Harper and Angus Goldman, Swyftx
Moderator: Gemma Acton, 7 Network

Room: Mayfair 1

Open finance: unlocking new opportunities

Panel

Hear from experts in the private and public sector discuss what the future looks like for CDR and how fintech’s and regulators can work together for further success.

Speakers: Simon Docherty, Frollo, Emily Martin, Treasury and Daniel Jovevski, WeMoney
Moderator: Lauren Applegate, Yodlee

Room: Mayfair 2

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10:30am – 11:00am

Morning Tea
Sponsored by CreditorWatch

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11:00am – 11:30am

Room: Savoy 1

How successful fintechs are scaling up with Start Path

Panel

Start Path is Mastercard’s global accelerator programme for later stage start-ups.
During this panel, you’ll hear from some of Mastercard Australia’s most successful homegrown Start Path alumni and learn how the programme helped them to propel and scale their businesses by connecting them to Mastercard’s global network of financial institutions and commerce innovators.

Speakers: Victor Zheng, mx51, Simone Joyce, Paypa Plane, Clare Rhodes, Identitii and Shannon Scott, Airwallex
Moderator
:  Kallan Hogan, Mastercard

Room: Mayfair 1

Evolving trends in consumer finance: personalisation and card programs in lending

Panel

Speakers: Duncan Currie, Marqeta and Natalie Drummond, Mambu
Moderator:
Mel Mack, Silkie Communications

Room: Savoy 2

Australian Payments Plus: reflections on the launch of PayTo and the future of payments

Roundtable

In this roundtable hear from Australian Payments Plus and NPP Australia about how financial institutions, fintechs and payment service providers have collaborated to develop the new PayTo payment service and the next steps in its rollout. Participants will also have the opportunity to discuss the immediate priorities for the recently formed Australian Payments Plus, Australia’s domestic payments organisation, including supporting the development of QR code payments, digital identity and digital wallet services.

Speakers: Katrina Stuart, NPPA and Adrian Lovney, Australian Payments Plus

Room: Mayfair 2

The convergence of traditional and digital markets

Roundtable

Global capital markets are undergoing transformational change. Users of traditional fixed income and equity markets are seeking to improve their competitiveness and reduce risk. They are automating and simplifying operations using APIs, cloud and AI/machine learning. They are improving service levels through digitisation and they are building new business models to better align with customers. At the same time, enormous innovation is underway in digital markets, where tokenisation, crypto, CDBC, DeFI and NFTs bring the promise of transformational change.

In this session, hear how the US$400tr traditional and US$1tr digital markets might converge over time. What are the challenges for both incumbents and innovators? Which innovations show most promise? What are the barriers to adoption and what issues are top of mind for stakeholders and decision makers?

Speaker: Peter Hiom, Motive Partners

Room: Mayfair 3

Meet the experts: expansion into Singapore, the door to Asia

Roundtable

Meet with the experts on the Singapore fintech ecosystem. Join Austrade’s Fintech Director, the Singapore Fintech Association and a successful company for an open discussion on the opportunities for Australian fintechs looking to expand into Singapore and Asia.

Speakers: Betty Sun-Lucas, Austrade Reuben Lim, Singapore Fintech Association and Jason Williamson, Dedoco

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11:30am – 12:00pm

Room: Savoy 1

SME attitudes and behaviours when it comes to managing finances

Panel

Speakers: Matthew Tyrrell, Codat, Patrick Coghlan, CreditorWatch and Matt Sek, Airwallex
Mediator: Helen Lea, MYOB

Room: Mayfair 1

Building diverse teams in fintech

Panel

Speakers: Irene Tsang, Lift Women, Trena Blair, FD Global Connections, Ceola Flannery, Till Payments and Alan Tsen, Chipper Cash
Moderator: Karen Cohen, Emerging Tech Talent

Room: Savoy 2

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12:00pm - 1:00pm

Networking Lunch
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1:00pm – 1:30pm

Room: Savoy 1

The role of fintech in helping broader business

Panel

Businesses are being forced to do more with less, and there’s an important role that fintech plays in reducing complexity in how we live, work, and do business.

This panel will explore how fintech has positioned themselves as industry leaders within Australia, enabling growth for businesses across several different industries and discuss how being disruptive and transformative is a game changer in today’s ever-changing environment.

Speakers: Samina Hussain-Letch, Square, Dash Lipscomb, EML Payments and Dom Pym, Up
Moderator: Adrienne Muir, Voxsmart

Room: Mayfair 1

Loyalty in fintech: gifts and more

Panel

What does the future of loyalty look like in fintech? Are we a gift card nation? What trends are we seeing to obtain, maintain and service customers? Find out about future trends and tools in this session!

Speakers: Clare Kinsey, Karta, Debra Taylor, OpenSparkz and Rochelle Eldridge, CBA
Moderator: Chris Titley, Sub11

Room: Savoy 2

Treasury: CDR 2.0 – Unlocking action initiation

Roundtable

The Future Directions for the Consumer Data Right Report strongly recommended the introduction of write access as the next stage in the advancement of the CDR in Australia. Given its potential benefits to Australian consumers and businesses, bank account-to-account payment initiation was flagged as a first priority for the CDR roadmap.

This roundtable will give participants the opportunity to join the discussion with Treasury and provide input on the future design of action initiation under the CDR. The roundtable will seek to discuss the potential framework for action initiation and will seek feedback on use cases and applications for action initiation to deliver value for consumers and businesses.

Speakers: Emily Martin and Kate O’Rourke, Treasury
Moderator: Daniel Knight, K&L Gates

Room: Mayfair 2

How smart is smart contract?

Roundtable

Smart contracts are an integral component of harvesting the full benefits of a tokenised platform. The ability for smart contracts to disintermediate many types of corporate actions is genuine and is at the centre of delivering lower cost solutions into the financial services community. FinClear, via its FCX platform and its partnership with Digital Asset Holdings, is at the heart of this exciting initiative.

Speaker: David Ferrall, FinClear

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1:30pm – 2:00pm

Room: Savoy 1

Is the global economic environment helping or hindering the Australian Fintech sector growth?

Presentation

Speaker: Cherelle Murphy, EY

Room: Mayfair 1

The technology behind digital transformation in business banking

Panel

Speakers: Shilpa Bhale, Oracle, Simon Costello, FrankieOne, Alan Beattie, Trade Ledger and Sarah Bolt, Prospa
Moderator: Rohini Goyal, Temenos

Room: Savoy 2

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2:00pm – 2:30pm

Room: Savoy 1

Business banking: the new battlefront between the banks and the fintechs

Panel

For Australia’s 2.3 million small businesses, banking is an underserved market, so fintechs have moved in.

Increasingly, businesses can satisfy their banking, cash management, lending, payments, and financial admin needs by working with a fintech.

That’s why business banking is the new battlefront.

Is the trend the fintechs’ friend? Or can the banks reverse it? And what about big tech?

Speakers: Beau Bertoli, Prospa, Ryan Edwards-Pritchard, Cape and Graeme Burt, Paytron
Moderator: Jennifer Harrison, Reputation Edge

Room: Mayfair 1

PROPTECH: digitising the path to home ownership

Panel

Proptech companies are currently disrupting  how properties are designed, planned, constructed and transacted. The Proptech enabled transaction revolution allows for ways to disintermediate the process while reducing cost, making it faster, more efficient and increasing security. Transactional proptechs are a convergence of fintech, regtech, insurtech and legal tech for real estate, one of the world’s oldest and largest industries.  Join Live-sign, Brickfloor and Downsizer in a discussion around their impact in this revolution.

Speakers: Lara Paholski, thelawstore.com.au, Mark MacDuffie, Downsizer and Dean Fraser, Brickfloor
Moderator: Paula Guino
, Austrade

Room: Savoy 2

ASIC: Innovation Hub and the Enhanced Regulatory Sandbox

Roundtable

In this session hear about how ASIC’s Innovation Hub provides support to startups and scaleups navigating Australia’s financial regulatory system, including by facilitating the Government’s Enhanced Regulatory Sandbox.

Speakers: Jonathan Hatch, Mark Adams, and George Marangoly, ASIC

Room: Mayfair 2

What to do when your KYC drives consumers away?

Roundtable

When KYC processes were first implemented, most accounts were opened at brick-and-mortar locations. It was easy to consider the KYC process as a way to verify a customer’s identity since they were in front of you and you could take the applicant through the entire process without risking abandonment.

But the world has changed drastically and today businesses are driven by the digital-first economy.

Cyber criminals have also evolved – recent tactics include brand abuse and rogue mobile apps that imitate a legitimate company to gain users’ personal data, log-ins, and credit card information.
According to the Global Banking Fraud Survey, over half of respondents recover less than 25% of fraud losses; demonstrating that fraud prevention is key.

Financial sector must adapt and innovate KYC and onboarding processes to meet customer expectations for a quick and easy online account opening experience while maintaining a tolerable level of risk. This means it’s increasingly important that businesses implement more sophisticated onboarding strategies focused on identity verification that goes beyond compliance.

During this roundtable, let’s discuss what are the practical steps that can be taken to close the gaps left by KYC; verifying digital identities while increasing customer acquisition and stopping sophisticated fraud attacks.

Speaker: James Sibbick, Ekata

Room: Mayfair 3

Interested in UK-Australia two-way fintech trade? Tell government how we can help!

Roundtable

The UK-Australia Fintech Bridge will be coming upon its fifth anniversary in 2023 and we are keen to adapt the Bridge to serve and support Australian and UK Fintechs of the future. Our objective is to revitalise and create a UK-Australia programme that has business and innovation at the centre and is driven and shaped by founders and experts who knows the industry best.

Join our brainstorm workshop to share your ideas, thoughts and feedback and contribute to the next phase of the Fintech Bridge. It is also an opportunity to meet our visiting delegation from the UK, network and establish new partnerships.

Speakers: Conversation led by UK Department of International Trade

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2:30pm – 3:00pm

Room: Savoy 1

Partnership: bank with fintech

Fireside Chat

Speakers: Brian Reid, Newcastle Permanent Building Society and Michael Starkey, Athena Home Loans
Moderator: Siobhan Casey, Australian Computer Society

Room: Mayfair 1

Emergence of supertech

Panel

What opportunities exist in this emerging area of the fintech market here in AUS?

Speakers: Trenna Probert, Super Fierce,  Christina Hobbs, Verve Super and Stephen Reilly, Hesta
Moderator: Brian Collins, Fintech Entrepreneur

Room: Savoy 2

As above

Room: Mayfair 2

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Room: Mayfair 3

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3:00pm - 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea
Sponsored by FinClear

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3:30pm – 4:00pm

Room: Savoy 1

How fintechs and traditional financial services collaborate to revolutionise the customer loan journey

Panel

Speakers: Jordan Harris, Experian, Shaun Lordan, Nano Home Loans and Nathalie Moss, Bendigo Bank
Moderator: Darren Tran, Moneyplace

Room: Mayfair 1

Laggard or leader? A global take on Australia’s progress towards forward-leaning digital assets regulation promoting consumer protection and trust

Fireside Chat

Speakers: Karl Mohan, crypto.com and Ryan Parsons, Swyftx
Moderator: David Kreltszheim, Cornwalls

Room: Savoy 2

The R&D Tax Incentive: support for Research and Development in Fintech

Roundtable

Fintech is all about innovation. Join us for a discussion of the support that the Australian Government provides to business Research and Development activities through the R&D Tax Incentive, and how that works for Fintechs.

Speaker: Andrew Lewis, Department of Industry, Science and Resources

Room: Mayfair 2

How do you differentiate yourself through buyer and customer experience?

Roundtable

In this roundtable, we will discuss methods on how to increase sales in your organisation while catering to today’s omni-channel customer. Learn how to balance the management of cost and experience with precision, so that you can increase retention and amplify your returning customer rate.

Speakers: Jarrod Kagan and Avik Choudhuri, Probe CX

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4:00pm – 4:30pm

Room: Savoy 1

Challenging the banks

Panel

Speakers: Clayton Howes, Moneyme, Christopher Sozou, Virgin Money Australia, Michael Hendricks, Revolut Australia and Dom Pym, Up
Moderator: Minty Tafesse, RSM Australia

Room: Mayfair 1

Diversifying your funding to accelerate growth

Panel

One of the greatest challenges for fintech start-ups, just like in most other businesses, is sourcing funding. As a scale-up, it is vital to diversify your funding to fuel growth throughout the business life cycle.
This session will discuss on how diversifying your funding can accelerate your growth.

Speakers: Jen Kiang, Fundsquire, David Weir, Radium Capital and Matt Vitale, Birchal
Moderator: Alice Hidajat, BDO

Room: Savoy 2

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Room: Mayfair 2

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4:30pm - 5:00pm

Room: Savoy 1

A payment industry fit for the future

Fireside Chat

We will take a look into how current and near-future changes to our payment industry – the participants, economics, regulation and access are playing out for banks and for fintechs and what could be done to optimise that future state.

Speaker: Ethan Teas, CBA
Moderator: Simone Joyce, Paypa Plane

Room: Mayfair 1

Successful blockchain use cases

Panel

Speakers: Bridie Ohlsson, Geora, Katrina Donaghy, Civic Ledger, Hayden Dyer, NAB Ventures and Charlotte Cadness, NAB
Moderator: Emma Weston, AgriDigital

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5:30pm - 8:30pm

Closing Drinks at Garden State Hotel
Sponsored by Frollo

CONTACT US

For any enquiries regarding Intersekt 202 please contact:

Julie Jerbic
Watermark Events
Phone: 0402 189 948
Email: intersekt@watermarkevents.com.au