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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.