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Rapyd Recap: Singapore FinTech Festival 2020

Rapyd at the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020

Check Out Interviews and Insights from the Singapore FinTech Festival

The 2020 Singapore FinTech Festival grew into a global phenomenon, with 40+ events in Fintech Hubs around the world and 5 days of 24/7 online engagement. Rapyd was proud to participate in numerous online panel discussions, ask-me-anything sessions, and fireside chats.

We had the opportunity to sit down and interview some of the most influential leaders in global Fintech and we’ve shared those interviews as well as panel discussions and other events with you. Use the links below to watch Rapyd’s SFF 2020 events and discussions on demand.

Group Panels:

Policy experts and industry leaders discuss topics that are critical to the future of fintech and commerce.

The eCommerce of Everything at SFF 2020

The eCommerce of Everything (a panel with Arik Shtilman) – This panel discussion covers the accelerated increase in ecommerce behavior, the expansion of e-Comms into new areas of financial services, the value of data to drive new business cases, and what can we expect in 2021.

Speakers: Amrish Rau, Chief Executive Officer, Pine Labs – Arik Shtilman, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Rapyd – Russell Cummer, Founder and Executive Chairman, Paidy – Muhammad Rachmat Kaimuddin, Chief Executive Officer, Bukalapak

Building Open Ecosystems SFF 2020

Fintech’s Role In Building Open Ecosystems (a panel with Joel Yarbrough) – The new UNEP report (published Oct 2020) has highlighted the critical role of financial institutions in advancing the growth of circularity by investing in businesses that take a more sustainable approach to production and consumption. We look forward to hearing from Ms. Inger Andersen about how cross-cutting digital innovations can help accelerate this growth, and how policymakers, financial institutions, FinTechs and businesses can work together to integrate these digital solutions to catalyze the transition into a circular economy.

Speakers: Janet Young, Managing Director, Head Group Channels and Digitalisation, United Overseas Bank Ltd – Joel Yarbrough, Vice President of Asia Pacific, Rapyd – Liz Oakes, Executive Vice President, Strategy and Operations Excellence, Mastercard

AMA Sessions

The Ask Me Anything Sessions were produced in collaboration with Rapyd, and filmed at the Rapyd office in Singapore.

Ask Me Anything with Joel Yarbrough, Rapyd – In this Ask Me Anything session, filmed for the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020, Joel Yarbrough, VP of Asia at Rapyd, is interviewed by Standard Chartered Bank’s René Michau.

Ask Me Anything with René Michau, Standard Chartered Bank – In this Ask Me Anything session, filmed for the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020, René Michau, Head of Fintech Client Advisory at Standard Chartered Bank, is interviewed by Joel Yarbrough, VP of Asia at Rapyd.

Ask Me Anything with Varun Mittal, EY – In this Ask Me Anything session, filmed for the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020, Varun Mittal, Global Emerging Markets FinTech Leader and Partner at EY, is interviewed by Rapyd’s VP of Asia Joel Yarbrough.

Ask Me Anything with Bridie Ohlsson, Geora – In this Ask Me Anything session, filmed for the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020, Bridie Ohlsson, CEO of Geora, is interviewed by René Michau, Head of Fintech Client Advisory at Standard Chartered Bank.

Ask Me Anything with Ned Phillips, BAMBU – In this Ask Me Anything session, filmed for the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020, Ned Phillips, Founder and CEO of Bambu, is interviewed by René Michau, Head of Fintech Client Advisory at Standard Chartered Bank.

Ask Me Anything with Jakub Zakrzewski, Kraken – In this Ask Me Anything session, filmed for the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020, Jakub Zakrzewski, APAC MD at Kraken, is interviewed by Rapyd’s VP of Asia Joel Yarbrough.

Ask Me Anything with Prajit Nanu, NIUM – In this Ask Me Anything session, filmed for the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020, Prajit Nanu, CEO and Co-Founder of NIUM, is interviewed by Rapyd’s VP of Asia Joel Yarbrough.

Ask Me Anything with Jeremy Tan, Liquid Group, and Jeffrey Goh, Grablink – In this Ask Me Anything session, filmed for the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020, Jeremy Tan, CEO of Liquid Group, and Jeffrey Goh, Head of Grablink, are interviewed by Joel Yarbrough, VP of Asia at Rapyd.

Ask Me Anything with Todd Schweitzer and Mike Dickinson, Brankas – In this Ask Me Anything session, filmed for the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020, Todd Schweitzer, CEO and Founder at Brankas, and Mike Dickinson, Branka’s Chief Product Officer, are interviewed by René Michau, Head of Fintech Client Advisory at Standard Chartered Bank

Ask Me Anything with George Do, CISO, Gojek – In this Ask Me Anything session, filmed for the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020, George Do, CISO of Gojek, is interviewed by René Michau, Head of Fintech Client Advisory at Standard Chartered Bank.

Ask Me Anything with Kahina Van Dyke, Global Head, Digital Channels & Data Analytics, Standard Chartered Bank – In this Ask Me Anything session, filmed for the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020, Kahina Van Dyke, Global Head, Digital Channels & Data Analytics, Standard Chartered Bank, is interviewed by René Michau, Head of Fintech Client Advisory at Standard Chartered Bank.

Ask Me Anything with Ned Lowe, CTO at Singlife – In this Ask Me Anything session, filmed for the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020, Ned Lowe, CTO at Singlife, is interviewed by René Michau, Head of Fintech Client Advisory at Standard Chartered Bank.

Ask Me Anything with Genping Liu, Partner at Vertex Ventures – In this Ask Me Anything session, filmed for the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020, Genping Liu, Partner at Vertex Ventures, is interviewed by René Michau, Head of Fintech Client Advisory at Standard Chartered Bank.

Ask Me Anything with Kevin Lam and Susan Hwee, UOB – In this Ask Me Anything session, filmed for the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020 Kevin Lam, Managing Director of UOB TMRW, and Susan Hwee, Head of Technology and Operations at UOB, are interviewed by Joel Yarbrough, VP of Asia at Rapyd.

Ask Me Anything with Salim Dhanani, COO & Co-Founder BigPay – In this Ask Me Anything session, filmed for the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020, Salim Dhanani, COO of BigPay, is interviewed by Joel Yarbrough, VP of Asia at Rapyd.

Rapyd Talks

Rapyd Talks are a series of insightful workshops and thematic roundtables on different payments- and fintech-related topics.

Trust and Security in Digital Payments (fireside chat with Joel Yabrough and Rahul Shinghal, Tazapay) – In this fireside chat, filmed for the Singapore Fintech Festival 2020, Rahul Shinghal, Co-Founder and CEO of Tazapay, is interviewed by Joel Yarbrough, VP of Asia at Rapyd.

Building and Growing an eCommerce Business with Anurag Avula, Shopmatic – In this video, Chaitanya Anand, Director of Business Development at Rapyd, interviews Anurag Avula, CEO and Co-founder of Shopmatic, an eCommerce platform that anyone can use to build their online presence. Watch to hear about tips, strategies and tools that can be essential in creating an eCommerce company and growing it internationally.

A World Beyond Cards with Mohandass Kalaichelvan, Founder and CEO of Spenmo – Most of the world’s population (especially in high-growth developing markets) doesn’t have access to Credit Cards: they use local payment brands and methods, such as mobile wallets, bank transfers, QR code payments, etc. Local Payments are becoming one of the top Growth and Digital Transformation trends in Retail in 2020. In this session, Mohandass Kalaichelvan, the Founder and CEO of Spenmo, and Tom Kang, Director of Business Development at Rapyd, are sharing an overview of the consumer Payment Preferences across key markets in Asia, emerging trends and patterns, as well as tips to overcome the challenges of the rapid rise in emerging payment methods and identifying the “right” partners.

Real-Time Payments with Zennon Kapron, Kapronasia – Real-Time Payments (RTP) networks are one of the most important technologies driving Payment innovation around the world. They enable businesses and consumers to make and receive payments in real-time, providing instant confirmation, integrated information flow, and simplified settlement. In this session dedicated to the rise of Real-Time Payment networks around the world, you’ll hear about the latest trends and developments in that field, as well as dive into some case studies and the potential impact of this technology.

International Expansion and Payments Localization – International expansion is one of the core strategies for growing business. And as the whole world is increasingly turning digital, it is becoming easier to expand into new markets. However, as the majority of the world’s population doesn’t have access to Credit Cards, eCommerce and mCommerce companies have to take into account local behaviors and localize the experience for their customers. In this interactive session, Simo Figuigui, Regional Business Development Manager at Rapyd, talks about Expansion strategies and managing Payment complexity across key markets in Asia, and provides actionable tips to overcome the localization hurdles.

FIs x Fintechs : Collaboration models with Manoj Dugar, JPMorgan – In today’s dynamic world of Fintech, Financial Institutions are more likely to collaborate than compete with Fintechs. In this session, Joel Yarbrough, Rapyd’s VP of Asia, interviews Manoj Dugar, Managing Director and Head of Wholesale Payments for ASEAN at JPMorgan, as they explore partnership models between Fintechs and Banks, and how Banks are becoming increasingly agile, innovative and open-minded about their partnership strategy.

Payments for Marketplaces: with Arcadier’s Kenneth Low and Evelina Ip – Operating a Marketplace can present unique opportunities as well as challenges, as you have to balance the experience on the platform for both the Buyer and the Seller. And Payments can be a critical factor for both Supply & Demand sides. In this interactive session our experts, Chaitanya Anand, Director of Business Development at Rapyd, discusses with our guests, Kenneth Low and Evelina Ip from Arcadier, the various aspects of Payments Orchestration for a Marketplace, and will share some pitfalls and successful case studies.

Digital Disbursements – Disbursement or payout is a process of sending payments to a user, vendor, or company. They can be used by individuals (e.g. remittances) or companies, and vary widely in forms and shapes: from checks to modern Real-time-networks. In this interactive session, Aitor Gomez Maguregui, Head of APAC Sales at Rapyd, will share essential things one need to know about Disbursements: from taxonomy and use cases, to cutting-edge payouts technologies.

Card Issuing: Key Steps from Inception to Launch – Card Issuing is a process of issuing credit, debit or prepaid cards. It used to be only done by Banks, but these days it’s becoming increasingly accessible for smaller companies and startups operating in Fintech, eCommerce, and B2C Tech space. In this session, Lakshmi Rajagopalan, Director of Program Management & Delivery at Rapyd, will outline modern days Card Issuing landscape, explore some use cases for it, and walk you through the process of Issuing Cards, describing key steps from concept to implementation.

Product Demo

Fraud Protection for Digital Payments – In this session, presented at the Singapore FinTech Festival 2020, our experts, Nir Mandel and Kristin Reischel, talk about the Fraud landscape and Protecting your Payments with Rapyd Protect.

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