FinovateAsia 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 4


FinovateAsia 2013 is coming to Singapore in just over one week. And, just in time, here are the final seven companies who will bring their live demos to the stage.

If you missed the previous three installments of our Sneak Peek preview series, check out the links below.

Our final event of 2013 is only a few weeks away. Get your ticket here to be a part of the audience.

BehavioSec focuses on innovation in behavioral biometrics.
    • Transparent biometrics for mobile and web 
    • Large deployments 
    • Cost effective, low impact security
Why its great:
BehavioSec provides biometric security with no user experience cost  


Neil Costigan
Dr Costigan is a cryptography and security expert with over 20 years experience developing security solutions deployed with retail banking in the U.S. and Europe.


GMC Software Technology’s Inspire Research Portal (IRP) for investors provides a single platform for users to access and replaces all manual processes to automation.
    • Streamlining the process
    • Reducing human errors while increasing productivity
    • Ability to view research reports from multiple platforms
Why it’s great:
IRP will provide a centralized platform for both researchers and approvers to access and perform their job in an interactive and engaging way.  


Matthias Kraaz
Matthias has been in the customer communication space for many years and is currently looking after all the technical operations of GMC in Asia Pacific.  
Kelvin Huang
Working as a Presales Manager in GMC for 2 years, Kelvin specializes in web and mobile communication and is equipped with years of experiences in financial industry.


Intuition Intelligence’s end-to-end card linked offers solution delivers super relevant offers to users from a huge volume of offers.

    • Brings a huge volume of offers from Open-coupon Networks
    • Solve Pains: Volume, Velocity, Variety, Vicinity, Visibility & Value
    • Win-win ecosystem for the Bank, Merchants and Customers
Why it’s great: By learning user intent in click time, we deliver the right offers at right moment via digital channels without spam and friction in pre-and post-login.  


Arif Ansari
Keynote Speaker for Big Data and predictive analytics, expert in multiple areas of advanced intelligent systems and multiple patent holder.


Yusuf Ansari
Entrepreneur with track record of achieving #1 market share, visionary in building iconic products and hands-on execution and product management.


KlickEx is the world’s most advanced multi-currency payments network – active in 8 countries, SWIFT and UNDP funded – and Asia’s top-ranked Mobile Money platform deployment.
    • Completed solution to distributed/”crypto”-currency value destruction
    • No need to dis-intermediate Central Banks or regulators
    • Implemented, asset-based store of value – full USD alternative


Rob Bell
Rob and his award winning team turned the SWIFT and UNCDP funded, World Bank ranked, Pacific inter-bank payment network, into Asia’s top rated mobile money platform in 3 years. Ex HSBC, Stanford, NZX.


Brett Waterson
Brett is the multi-award winning architect behind many global trading and banking systems, including the NZ Police Database, and all four NZ bank credit card loyalty programs – and of course, KlickEx.


Mambu helps banks, microfinance institutions and financial innovators deliver banking services to individuals and emerging enterprises around the world.
    • Makes state-of-the-art banking technology accessible to all
    • Eliminates the costs and complexities of traditional core banking
    • Helps financial organisations get new products to market, fast
Why it’s great:
Mambu’s cloud-first Software-as-a-Service solution enables financial organizations of all sizes to rapidly deliver state-of-the-art banking services  


David Hamilton, president of Mambu


Eugene Danilkis, CEO and co-founder of Mambu


Payoneer simplifies global commerce by providing companies and businesses of all sizes with an innovative, convenient and cost effective solution to send and receive funds worldwide.
    • Global corporates can transfer funds to over 200 countries and more than 50 currencies 
    • Funds can be received on prepaid cards, local bank accounts, or even local e-wallets 
Why it’s great:
In a borderless world, Payoneer helps SMBs and professionals get paid with minimal friction and the convenience of choosing their preferred financial instrument.


Oded Zehavi
As CRO, Zehavi is responsible for Payoneer’s sales, marketing and product activities. Prior to joining Payoneer, he served as business development director for PayPal.

TSYSLogoHiRes.jpgTSYSAuthorization Controls allows the a user to set one’s own default account parameters and authorization rules.
    • Spatiotemporal locks allow user to geo-fence their location
    • Authorization Rules allow you to define spend limits for defined cycles
    • Authorization actions the user to Alert, Decline or Pre-authorize
Why it’s great:
TSYS Authorization Controls reduce risk to the card issuer, merchant and consumer by monitoring transactions in real-time and enforcing responsible spending at the POS.  


Paul Bridgewater
As Group Executive of Global Product, Paul is responsible for product strategy, product delivery, product marketing and TSYS Innovation across the company. 


Chris Colson
As the director of innovation for TSYS, Chris is an 18-year veteran of the payments and financial services industry, having previously served as vice president, product management, of Equifax.  

For more information about how to join us in Singapore, visit our FinovateAsia 2013 page here.

FinovateAsia 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 3


Still just getting to know the companies that will be presenting at FinovateAsia 2013 in November? Here are another five fintech innovators scheduled to take the stage next month in Singapore.

And if you missed the previous two installments of our Sneak Peek preview, check out the links below.

FinovateAsia 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 2

FinovateAsia 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 1

Our final event of 2013 is only a few weeks away. For more information about how to join us in Singapore, visit our FinovateAsia 2013 page here.


Arkalogic’s latest innovation, Moneta, enables customers to have a seamless and secure payment system that caters to their key daily transaction needs, in one platform.
  • Mobile payments and banking platform
  • Seamless and secure transaction experience
  • Comprehensive end-to-end solution for cashless transactions
Why its great:
Transactions and life should be simple and secure. Always. With Arkalogic’s latest innovation, Moneta, it’s as if carrying your ATM and wallet in your mobile device.
Aryo Karbhawomo
Visionary Entrepreneur, Founder and CEO, Arkalogic
PhD in Computer Science, University of California, Berkeley


John Subroto Chard (pictured)
Strategy & Finance Advisor, Arkalogic
MBA, New York University. Expertise in corporate development, start-ups and corporate strategy. Previously with McKinsey.


BRIDGEi2i Analytics Solutions‘ cloud-based application, Surveyi2i, enables business users to unearth hidden patterns and share holistic insights from survey data in just a few clicks.
  • Zero in to key insights in matter of hours
  • Single tool for analyzing both quantitative and unstructured textual inputs
  • Design, automate and share dashboards without a single line of script
Why it’s great:
It makes the process of analyzing survey data incredibly faster, easier and cheaper.


Prithvijit Roy
CEO and Co-founder, Bridgei2i
Known among the pioneers of the analytics industry in India, Prithvijit has experience building and leading large scale analytics centers for Hewlett-Packard and GENPACT.


Pritam Kanti Paul
Business Analytics Entrepreneur, Bridgei2i
Known as an innovative thinker, Pritam has led development and implementation of several high impact and cutting edge analytical solutions for Hewlett-Packard and General Electric.

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Luminous is the ultimate financial innovations company with visionary products that are breakthrough in sheer simplicity.
  • Electronic safety deposit box
  • Banking customers can upload, sort and store personal and business documents
  • Ability to back up and save the most recent version of important documents
Why it’s great:
Banking customers can upload, sort and store personal and business documents.

Warren Bond
CEO, Luminous


Andrew Teversham 
Chief Technology Officer, Luminous
Andrew heads up the development and implementation teams at Luminous and has gained extensive experience with SAP implementations over a number of years.


Matchi is a global community innovation platform for the banking industry that offers market ready innovations from across the globe.
  • Unprecedented collaboration opportunities for banks
  • Marketing platform for innovators to showcase their innovations to banks
  • A go-to-destination for market-ready, banking innovations online
Why it’s great:
An innovation matchmaking site for banks globally


Paul Steenkamp
Head of Innovation, First National Bank


Warren Bond
CEO, Matchi
Warren is constantly looking for new ideas and ways to drive innovation and change in the banking industry.


Gerrit Hoekstra
CTO, Matchi 


Mobino aims to enable mobile payments for 5 billion people. The company was founded by J.F. Groff, one of the creators of Web technology.
  • Total independence from credit cards and telcos
  • Local and international payments, in-shop, peer-to-peer and e-commerce
  • Universal access from smartphones and dumbphones
Why it’s great:
Banked or unbanked, online or offline, privately or for business, Mobino lets everybody move money simply and efficiently.


Jean-Francois Groff
CEO, Mobino
Jean-Francois was one of the architects of the Web firm CERN. Mobino, his fourth startup, is guided by a lifelong passion: making technology serve humanity, not vice versa.
Be sure to catch the fourth installment of our Sneak Peek preview of FinovateAsia 2013 next week.

FinovateAsia 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 2


Here’s a sneak peek of five more companies who will demo at FinovateAsia next month in Singapore. These companies each gave us a glimpse of what they plan to demo.

If you missed our first sneak peek, check it out here. We’ll post the remaining companies in the next couple of weeks so stay tuned.  

To see all 37 companies demo live at FinovateAsia, get your ticket here.

ArthaYantraLogo.jpgArthaYantra’s Arthos is an online personal finance platform that replaces the traditional human advisor and provides holistic advice instantly.

    • Online personal finance platform with instant, actionable advice
    • Replaces the need for a traditional human advisor
    • Create a financial plan, implement recommendations, and monitor performance
Why its great: 
Instant and end-to-end financial planning without visiting a traditional human advisor  


Nitin B Vyakaranam
Founder and CEO of ArthaYantra with 14 years of BFSI and IT sector experience across countries. Holds multiple patents and is an avid personal finance writer. Earned an MBA from Indian School of Business.

Sunil Lingareddy
Co-Founder and CFO of ArthaYantra. A serial entrepreneur and mentor with business interests in financial services, pharma, real estate, energy and infrastructure. Earned an MBA from Indian School of Business.



Customer XPs is a leading real-time technology solution provider to banks worldwide. It will demonstrate paperless branch banking and intelligent queuing solution.
    • Improved teller efficiency and productivity by intelligent queue processing
    • Improved customer experience by reduction in wait time
    • Reduced error rate
Why it’s great: 
It’s solution creates efficient queuing and paperless banking in branches. Quick deployment of the solution can be on mobile devices, tablets and PCs.


Rivi Varghese
Rivi is the CEO and has around 15 years of experience in the IT product industry. Rivi has international experience across 20+ countries and is credited with delivering at least 12 new-to-the-world products.

KofaxLogo.jpgKofax enables customer acquisition directly from the mobile device and, recognizing the importance of consumer engagement, Kofax will demonstrate on-boarding for an impactful customer experience.

    • Meet and service the customer via the mobile channel
    • Reduce operating costs and minimize drop-off rates
    • Build competitive advantage while increasing growth and profitability
Why it’s great:
Kofax Customer Onboarding improves the agility and profitability of your bank’s customer on-boarding processes by engaging customers via mobile devices.  


Drew Hyatt
Drew is a domain expert in mobile image capture. He works directly with top-tier FSI companies to develop mobile image capture solutions that integrate with and enhance their mobile strategies.


Dimitri Seneca Snowden
Dimitri is a visual strategist who leads solution innovation at Kofax. He has more than 13 years of experience in user interface design, user experience design and universal design.


Mobexo is reshaping the way we think about payment and financial services.
    • Mobile-specific security technology
    • Merchant portal, low-cost CRM system
    • Payment processing without additional hardware
Why it’s great:
Mobexo connects smartphone users to the physical and digital commodities of their lifestyles, without security and privacy issues and the inconveniences of traditional payment instruments.  


Sopheap Lao
Founder and CEO of Mobexo, Sopheap has over 16 years as a Senior Accounting and Finance Consultant where he founded Heuristis Business Consulting. Sopheap is also an Open Source Evangelist.


Jean-Marc Ly 
Jean-Marc is a serial entrepreneur from Silicon Valley and founded several startups that have been incubated in AcceleratorHK and Science Park incu-app. He is a startup advocate and mentor.


Pixeliris’ CopSonic enables contactless sonic and ultrasonic communication between smart devices for mobile payment and passwordless authentication available on phones and smartphones.
    • It turns any phone into a mobile payment device
    • It is truly contactless and entirely secure thanks to One Time Password and strong authentication
    • It replaces standard online passwords
Why it’s great:
With Copsonic, pay anywhere with any phone.  


Brian Roeten (pictured)
Brian joined the team in 1999. Today, his experience and skills enable him to manage the company’s innovating international hightech projects.
Emmanuel Ruiz

Since he founded the company in 1995, Emmanuel Ruiz has initiated all innovations, from our first audio broadcasting systems to the recent sonic and ultrasonic contactless communication technology.

Stay tuned on the Finovate blog where we will publish parts 3 and 4 of our Sneak Peek series in the weeks leading up to November 14.

FinovateAsia 2013 Sneak Peek: Part 1


On November 14, Finovate will return to Singapore for FinovateAsia 2013. 37 companies will demo live on stage. This initial installment of our Sneak Peek series is your first opportunity to get to know a little more about this year’s presenters. We’ll cover the remaining companies during the next two weeks. 

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Advanced Merchant Payments enables banks and other institutional lenders to profitably offer short-term, unsecured loans to small businesses based upon electronic cash flow and other data points.
  • Creates new product set and revenue stream with minimal investment
  • Establishes MSME leadership position via low risk product
  • Supports core merchant strategy regarding customer loyalty
Why it’s great:
  • Innovative, proven solution enabling banks to lend to their existing small business customers on a profitable and efficient basis.


Thomas De Luca
Managing Director and Co-Founder
Previously co-founded multi-currency payment processor Planet Payment, Inc. Before that, Legal Affairs at American Express.


James Phillip Lloyd
Director of Product Management
Previously Operations Delivery Manager for European online payment gateway Realex Payments. Before that, Strategy & Operations at Deloitte Consulting.
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GMC Software Technology has developed an innovative tablet application, enabling a totally paperless client on-boarding process for retail banks.
  • Reduces costs from paper wastage
  • Reduce time spent on application
  • Increase revenues
Why it’s great:
  • Why it is critical to a banks reduce costs and increase revenues capturing clients’ attention at point of sales


Antoine Hemon-Laurens
Mobile Strategy Consultant, PMM
Antoine has 20 years of experience in developing B2B and B2C mobile solutions.

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Mistral Mobile provides mobile solutions for the unique needs of financial services
  • Mobilize all types of users from customers to agents to retailers
  • Roll out any changes extremely fast
  • Lower your operating costs
Why it’s great:
  • Beat your competition to market with Money Mobility Suite


Peter Ollikainen
Senior Vice President
Peter has experience in retail, marketing and business development in emerging markets and the Asia-Pacific region. Prior to Mistral Mobile, Peter worked as part of Nokia’s Mobile Financial Services unit.
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Smart Engine provides unique, customer intimacy, real-time analytics that enable banks to deliver across all channels, pinpoint targeted merchant offers driving card use and merchant sales.
  • Combining transaction- and online-based customer profiles
  • Cross-channel customer delivery – right offer, right place and time
  • Increasing card usage and customer loyalty
Why it’s great:
  • Creating value by understanding and serving your customers better, over multiple channels and platforms – that’s what Smart Engine’s cutting-edge solutions can deliver.


Christian Bacher 
Managing Partner
Christian spent more than 20 years working at different top management levels in IT solutions for the banking and payment industry in Europe and Russia.


Anna Bacher
Director of Technology and Innovation
Anna has 15 years
of international experience in designing and implementating complex IT solutions for the banking and payment industry in Europe and Russia.


TIBCO Software enables 4,000+ customers worldwide to manage information, decisions processes and applications in real time – on-premise or as part of cloud computing environments.
  • Enable ad-hoc anonymous micro-payments
  • Manage the customer lifecycle from acquisition through purchase to follow up (anonymously)
  • An integrated platform with  App store for users
Why it’s great:
  • Lightweight Ad-hoc Contextual Payments


Phil Scanlon
Director of Client Solutions in Asia
Phil is responsible for the development and management of the Asia pre-sales organization, aligning TIBCO solutions with customers.


San Zaw
Director, Solution Consultant for South East Asia
Sam’s strength is in evangelizing, articulating, and selling next-gen business solutions and value propositions to CxOs.
For more information on attending our upcoming event in Singapore, see our FinovateAsia 2013 page here.