FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: Siam Commercial Bank

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on October 29 and 30, 2018 in Hong Kong. Register today and save your spot.

SCB is Thailand’s first bank, established in 1906 under the Royal Charter. With the continual pursuit of technological innovation, SCB’s vision is to be serving as “The Most Admired Bank” by 2020.


Business account opening for any juristic customer:

  • No document required
  • Only one signature
  • Realtime activation

Why it’s great
Once and done.


Arthit Sriumporn, SVP, Business Platform
Sriumporn is a banker with a passion to make a difference focusing on customer experience. He strongly believes in providing the best in class products and services to the customer.


Piyachat Kunthachaem, Business Platform Officer
Kunthachaem’s endeavor and passion to give the best experience to business customers has lead her to build an innovative customer onboarding platform.


Sukanya Bowornsettanan, Project Manager, Transformation
Bowornsettanan is responsible for the change management strategy for StartBiz. The seamless project execution is based on her cross-functional knowledge from various sectors and passion of living “digital.”

Fintech Takes Over Hong Kong

Fintech will take over Hong Kong during the city’s Fintech Week, which will begin with FinovateAsia on October 29 and 30, and we’re excited to be a part of it. If you don’t have your ticket yet, register today to join the crowd at the Hong Kong Convention Center.

We’ve finalized the agenda to bring you live demos from the hottest fintechs in Asia, as well as valuable discussions from industry experts and leaders from the region’s top financial services organizations. We’ll also host a variety of action-packed networking sessions where you can chat with our speakers and get to know other attendees.

Here are some of the discussions you won’t want to miss:

Keynote Addresses

  • Chris Skinner, Chairman of the Financial Services Club, will speak about the threat tech giants pose when it comes to customer data.
  • JP Nicols, Managing Director of Fintech Forge, will discuss why banks have to change or risk failure.

Analyst All-Stars

Leading research analysts will share their thoughts and latest research about key global fintech opportunities. Hear from:

  • Frederic Giron – Vice President, Research Director, Forrester
  • Kieran Hines – Head of Industries, Ovum
  • Daniel Latimore – Senior Vice President, Banking Group, Celent
  • Henri Arslanian – FinTech & Crypto Lead, Asia, PwC

Key Discussions

Over the course of two days, we’ll highlight fintech’s most buzzworthy topics by featuring in-depth conversations with industry experts. Here are some of the discussion themes:

  • AI
  • Blockchain
  • Open Banking
  • API economy
  • Insurance
  • Payments
  • Regulation
  • Lending
  • The China opportunity
  • Digital transformation
  • Customer experience

And be sure to check out our full lineup of companies that will demo their newest technologies throughout the conference. On the Finovate blog, our Sneak Peek series will give you an advanced look at the innovations that will be shown on stage.

FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: Topicus

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on October 29 and 30, 2018 in Hong Kong. Register today and save your spot.

Powered by Topicus, Fyndoo makes lending more accessible, efficient, and transparent. Lenders get optimal loan processing in shorter time with less staff and full compliance.


  • Provides an accessible, efficient, and transparent lending process
  • Connectes all parties throughout all possible loan product life cycles
  • Powered by a single product definition and process workbench

Why it’s great
Fyndoo Lending provides a complete loan management solution for all involved parties, delivering fast loan processing with less staff while being fully compliant.


Michiel Schipper, Managing Director
Schipper has been active in the SME lending domain since 2004 and is driven by his enthusiasm for entrepreneurialism.


Michel Brinkhuis, Solution Architect
Brinkhuis focuses on the Fyndoo product suite. He holds a Masters degree in Business Information Technology.

FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: PayReverse

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on October 29 and 30, 2018 in Hong Kong. Register today and save your spot.

PayReverse is the world’s first white-label cashback service that is built into consumer brands’ apps and websites, allowing them to create additional monetization streams and increase customer loyalty.


  • Easy, fast, and zero CAPEX integration
  • Adaptive design to suit a brand’s requirements and consumer behavior
  • Innovative technology makes it much more convenient than any existing cashback service

Why it’s great
PayReverse is the simple and adaptive solution for any consumer brand to rapidly create additional monetization streams and increase customer loyalty.


Alexey Ermakov, CEO
Ermakov has 10+ years of experience as a strategist and blockchain expert. For a long time he managed a group of software developers specialized in high-loaded analytical solutions at a TOP-1 Russian telecom company.

Yury Panov, CMO
Panov leverages his long-term successful experience in strategic planning to develop PayReverse’s business and to help clients in launching loyalty programs based on the PayReverse solution.

FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: Jumio

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on October 29 and 30, 2018 in Hong Kong. Register today and save your spot.

Jumio provides online identity verification/eKYC services. Jumio has been adopted by organizations looking to streamline identity verification processes for online customer onboarding.


  • Supports verification of over 3,000 ID document types, over 200 countries
  • Provides detailed authenticity checks on an ID document by detecting presence of security features
  • Offers the best eKYC user experience

Why it’s great
When identity matters, trust Jumio.


Frederic Ho, VP APAC 
Experienced in online identity theft/fraud and KYC user experience, Ho serves as the VP, APAC at Jumio Corporation.

FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: AlphaBot

A look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on October 29 and 30, 2018 in Hong Kong. Register today and save your spot.

AlphaBot is a novel tool for investment research, portfolio construction and execution for alternative investments, utilizing professional networking, cloud computing, and integrated analytics.


  • Performance data easily accessible from multiple sources
  • Direct relationship between investors, managers, platforms, etc.
  • Integrated analytics from simple comparisons to portfolio optimization

Why it’s great
With AlphaBot it takes minutes instead of hours or days to find and analyze potential investments from cryptocurrencies to hedge funds and equities.


Dmitri Alexeev, CEO
Alexeev has 20 years of experience in finance and investment management, starting from research analyst all the way up to Chief Investment Officer of a $1 billion fund of funds. He has a Ph.D in Mathematics.

Fighting for Customers: Will Tech Giants or Big Banks Win the Data War?

For years, Chris Skinner, Chairman, Financial Services Club and publisher of the Finanser blog, sounded the alarm that financial institutions need to do more when it comes to winning “the data war.” This summer he wrote:

A big bank with legacy architecture can only tell customers what they’ve spent. Their back office systems are purely transactional ledgers of past payments. There is no intelligence, forecasting, predictive analytics or machine learning about customer behaviours, because the data is all fragmented across multiple, legacy, product-focused, silo-structured systems.

Skinner warned that this issue represented ” the big banks soft underbelly and a weakness that the young start-ups are clearly focused upon exploiting.”

In his keynote address at FinovateAsia later this month – If the Future is a Battle for Customer Data & Insight Will the Tech Giants Be the Victors? – Skinner will share his insights on how the market for customer data is creating opportunities for businesses across finance, technology, and fintech. To join us in Hong Kong, on October 29 and 30 for our upcoming conference, visit our registration page and save your spot.

How important is communication and engagement in winning the “hearts and minds” of customers whose data is key to both better services for consumers and bigger market share for businesses? And what does the rise of TechFin, “technology firms who happen to offer finance,” mean for both traditional banks and fintech innovators alike? We are looking forward to Chris Skinner’s insights on one of the most critical topics in our industry today – the role and power of data.

Chris Skinner is known as an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech through his blog, the, and as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank and its new sequel, ValueWeb.  He is Chair of the European networking forum, The Financial Services Club, and Nordic Finance Innovation, as well as being a Non-Executive Director of the Fintech consultancy firm 11:FS.

Skinner is on the advisory boards of many companies including iambank, Innovate Finance, Moven, and Meniga, and has been voted one of the most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal’s Financial News.

FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: Top Image Systems

FinovateAsiaA look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on October 29 and 30, 2018 in Hong Kong. Register today and save your spot.

Top Image Systems (TIS)’s eFLOW Intelligent Capture is designed to operate in high-volume situations, regardless the scale of most companies’ non-structured data capture challenges.

TIS’ eFLOW Intelligent Capture provides data extraction with machine learning, a branch of AI, and dynamic redaction – it helps companies thrive in the digital age.

Why it’s great
TIS’ eFLOW Intelligent Capture is able to manage the broadest collection of content formats and sources. Its configurable platform is able to address ever-changing business needs over time.


Wei Hao Goh, Head, Technical Account Manager
Providing thought leadership to operation leaders across various industries, Goh leverages his expertise in intelligent document content capture and processing to help firms succeed on a global scale.

Jimmy Chim, Technical Account Manager
With over seven years’ experience improving operational processes for firms across industries, Chim excels in planning strategic directions, while managing the implementation of complex solutions.

FinovateAsia Sneak Peek: Rootant

FinovateAsiaA look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on October 29 and 30, 2018 in Hong Kong. Register today and save your spot.

Rootant empowers global financial institutions to transform to a cross-platform, easy-to-use, and user-friendly financial platform with applications and services that improve the end user experience.


  • Various services: front-end replacement, application enhancement, gamification, workshop, and training
  • Various verticals: bank, broker, asset investment, and wealth management
  • Various presence: SH, HK, and SGP

Why it’s great
Rootant (Finance_Design+Tech+Global) provides better financial experience for clients.


Lincoln Yin, CEO
Yin is a young entrepreneur who started Rootant at the age of 19. He is a member of the Global Shapers Community and a delegate of the G20 Young Entrepreneurs Alliance.

FinovateAsia Sneak Peek:

FinovateAsiaA look at the companies demoing live at FinovateAsia on October 29 and 30, 2018 in Hong Kong. Register today and save your spot. is a human-friendly virtual agent supercharging contact centers. The Voca agent significantly reduces costs of call centers while increasing revenues.


  • Personalization: adjusts tone, accent, and gender per the customer’s data
  • Customization: is customized to the business’ lingo and terminology
  • Scalability: can make 200 calls one day and 1 million the next

Why it’s great is the only scalable way to reach out to your customers over the phone without losing the human touch.


Einav Itamar, Investor, Director
Itamar is a serial tech entrepreneur with 12 years of experience in AI and big data.