Singapore Alumni Event - FinTech vs Banking: which sector controls the future of money?

Hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, the event will feature an expert panel discussing "FinTech vs Banking: Which sector controls the future of money?".

The panel will be held at the National Gallery of Singapore's Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium and includes a networking dinner at Smoke and Mirrors Bar. For catering purposes, registrations are essential.

Panel speakers

Chia Hock Lai is the CEO of Switchnovate, a FinTech consultancy firm that provides financial blockchain solutions, and has close to 2 decades of experience in the financial and technology industry. He has previously worked in organisations such as the Government Technology Agency of Singapore (GovTech) and NTUC Income. He is an alumnus of the National University of Singapore and Nanyang Technological University.

Besides being the founding president of the Singapore FinTech Association and chairman of the Token Economy Association, he is also a Fellow of the Singapore University of Social Science, member of the Banking & Finance and Fund Industry panel of Nanyang Polytechnic and advisor to start-ups.

Daniel Moss graduated from ANU with a BA '89. He is columnist for Bloomberg Opinion, covering Asian economies. Now based in Singapore, Moss returned to Asia in January after almost two decades in London, Washington and New York. Prior to joining the commentary team, he held a number of leadership roles at Bloomberg spanning economics, politics and markets.

He ran economics news during the global financial crisis, has testified to Congress and is a regular contributor to Bloomberg Television and podcasts. Dan's first foray into Asia was as bureau chief in Kuala Lumpur from 1996 to 1998, spanning the last year of the boom and the first year of the crisis that followed. He is a graduate of the Australian National University and was a director of ANU Foundation USA from 2016 to 2019. Dan is a member of Asia Society (Chairman's Circle), the Economic Club of New York and the Singapore Institute of International Affairs. 

Cheryl Ng graduated from ANU with a BIntBus (Hon) '14. She is  currently the Communities Lead for DBS in Singapore. She specialises in content and customer engagement strategy, fostering two-way conversational commerce between DBS and its customers through community building. 

She believes that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. By connecting individuals to one another and the bank, communities unlocks resources, support and networks for its members. For DBS, communities provides customer insights, strengthens brand recall and loyalty, and allows the bank to meet customers at their moments of need to enable smarter financial solutions. In her free time, she enjoys swimming, meditative colouring, and has a soft spot for chocolate croissant. 

Miranda Robinson graduated from ANU with a BComm (hons) '03. She currently works for Standard Chartered Bank as a Director of Financial Crime Risk & AML Oversight. Prior to joining Standard Charted Bank, Miranda spent 11 years consulting with EY & Synechron Business Consulting and 3 years working for a Bermudian Bank. Miranda also setup her own business providing ecommerce solutions. Miranda has developed a number of fintech solutions for the banking industry and worked with some of the leading fintech providers.


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