Joseph Chan
Joseph Chan

CEO

Mr. Joseph Chan, Chief Executive Officer of AsiaPay, founded the company in August 2000. He spearheaded the company and product development together with his management team, to become one of the most successful electronic payment service and technology company in Asia, with operations covering 16 countries.

Through successive positions in banking and finance industries, Joseph has consolidated his expertise and experience in strategic planning, management and implementation of financial, electronic banking, Internet and mobile product services and systems in Asia.

Prior to AsiaPay, Joseph took various management positions at Barings, Citibank N.A., Bank of America and Dah Sing Bank.

Joseph received his Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Economics degree from Monash University in Australia.

Joseph actively participates and contributes to the development of e-Commerce and e-Payment in the community and is an active member of various renowned associations in Asia. And, he is appointed by HK Trade Development Council as member of ICT Advisory Committee, and is awarded” China Outstanding Innovative Entrepreneur Award”.

Joseph’s achievement has been recognized by the society and Joseph was honorably to receive "Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2013 - the Most Promising Entrepreneurship Award” and “EY Entrepreneur of the Year 2014” award. "Cards & Electronic Payments International (CEPI) Asia Disruptor 2016” Award,"2017 (Industry) Influential Leader" 

Jerry Chan
Jerry Chan

Chief Bitcoin Officer

14 year veteran of Wall Street Technology, Jerry has worked at Goldman Sachs and JPMorgan Technology before going out into the new field of cryptocurrencies. He has tried his hand at Bitcoin startups in Japan with Bittoku G.K, before finally finding his calling at SBI BITS, the FinTech arm of SBI Holdings. Jerry also is an influential speaker and expert in the crypto space having spoken at events such as Inside Bitcoins HK, Korea, and Blockcon in Vietnam, as well as being the primary author of wallstreettechnologist.com fintech blog. Currently Jerry is working on building institutional models in cryptocurrency space.

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Eugene Chang
Eugene Chang

Founder

Eugene Chang holds a degree of MBA from Chicago UI, MA of science from the ivy university in Taiwan NTU) and BA of law science and civil engineering. He is also an architect and finance advisor.

He is the author of "The future of bitcoin and blockchain" which is the only and first bitcoin book written in traditional Chinese. He is an enthusiast, advocator in blockchain which he considers the key to better civilization and future.

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Vinayak Dalmia
Vinayak Dalmia

Founder

Vinayak Dalmia is a technology entrepreneur and political thinker. He has worked with McKinsey & Co. Vinayak regularly writes and speaks in the media on technology issues. Vinayak is also a visiting expert at the Observer Research Foundation. He has studied economics at Cambridge and University of California, Berkeley.

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Simon Dixon
Simon Dixon

CEO and Co-Founder

Simon Dixon is the CEO & co-founder of BankToTheFuture.com & author of the book 'Bank to the Future'. An active banking reformer and director of the UK Digital Currency Association & UK CrowdFunding Association, who regularly speaks on the future of finance to governments, businesses, investors and financial institutions. An ex-investment banker that left corporate in 2006 to launch his first business, angel funded by billionaire Peter Hargreaves and advocate of CrowdFunding since raising finance for BankToTheFuture.com through Equity CrowdFunding on it's own platform. You will find Simon regularly quoted & appearing in much of the major press & media including BBC, FT, Reuters, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal to mention a few.

Sang H. Lee
Sang H. Lee

CEO

Sang H. Lee is the CEO and founder of DarcMatter. Formerly an investment banker at leading European investment bank BNP Paribas, Sang has significant experience in the advisory and execution of more than $10.0 Bn equivalent of investment banking transactions in North America. Sang was recognized as a “Top Global Talent” and worked on bank level strategy projects for the executive committee.

As an entrepreneur, Sang has been recognized as an 'Under30CEO Entrepreneur to Watch in New York City' and a 'GOOD100' fellow, an annual list of 100 change making entrepreneurs. He has been featured in both domestic and international publications including Forbes, Bloomberg Radio etc.

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Jae - Woo Ha
Jae - Woo Ha

APAC Regional Director

Jae-Woo has played a pivotal role in the financial industry for years. He worked for Morgan Stanley based in Hong Kong as Vice President and Executive Director for a decade. Jae-Woo graduated from the University of Washington majoring in information systems and finance.

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Dongpyo Hong
Dongpyo Hong

Dongpyo Hong is speaker of the following session:

Gyudon Jung
Gyudon Jung

CTO

Gyudon Jung has built most of his career as a developer and development manager in major portals in Korea and has been in the financial field for the last two years to launch the Kakao Bank. Jung majored in Expert System, an area of AI in Inha University Intelligent Agent Lab. After graduation, he has conducted various development projects such as Hanmail, social media, mobile, and platform at Lycos Korea, Daum Communications, and KaKao. Since then, Jung has been a team leader of platform technology team of Kakao and now he is a CTO of KaKao Bank. He is very much interested in how ICT convergence can enable technology-led innovation in the financial or banking regulatory industry.

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Dongseok Kang
Dongseok Kang

CEO

Since Dongseok Kang established VD Korea in July, 2011, he has been working as one of leading E-Commerce experts both in Korea and China. Carrying out numerous projects with Chinese conglomerates as Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent known as B.A.T., he has obtained vast amount of knowledges and experiences from various areas of on-line distribution channel of the Chinese market, on-line big data marketing, mobile payment (Fin Tech) and O2O Cross-Border Trading. Providing quality consulting service to the market players, he is contributing himself to the prosperity of the e-commerce industry as a head of Korea–China on-line distribution research institute. With his impressive performances for the Korean companies in the Chinese market, he has been awarded the prizes of the best overseas consulting service and a certificate of commendation of “K-Biz“. With One Transact, a Hong Kong-based financial service provider, Kang launched “VD Pay“, an easy payment solution service which combines AliPay, WeChat Pay and UnionPay at the same time for Chinese travelers all over the world. He also made a contract to provide easy payment service to FORA-BANK, one of leading banks in Russia, and it will be available in the Russian market before Russia World Cup 2018.

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Zennon Kapron
Zennon Kapron

Founder and Director

Zennon is the Founder and Director of Kapronasia, one of Asia’s leading providers of research and consulting services focusing on the financial industry and financial technology. Zennon has been involved in the financial technology industry for over 20 years and has been published and mentioned in numerous online and offline publications including the Wall Street Journal, the FT, New York Times, the Economist, Reuters, Bloomberg, Forbes, and the South China Morning Post. He is a regular participant in industry events both in Asia and globally covering all topics financial technology and digital currency and has testified in front of the U.S. Congress on issues of China fintech.

Zennon is also the author of ‘Chomping at the Bitcoin: The History and Future of Bitcoin in China’ published by Penguin. Before Kapronasia, Zennon was the Global Banking Industry Manager for Intel based out of Shanghai, China and, prior to Intel, was the CIO for Citigroup Portugal. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Computer Science from Syracuse University and an MBA from INSEAD.

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Deokyoon Ko
Deokyoon Ko

Principal Researcher

Deokyoon Ko received a Ph.D. degree in computer science at Sogang University, Korea. Ko worked in Saehan Information Systems as a software engineer for years. Ko lectured as a research professor in Sogang University and Shinhan University. Currently, he works in Finotek as a principal researcher on Financial Artificial Intelligence.

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Pranav Kumar
Pranav Kumar

Associate Director, Investments

Pranav is an Associate Director, Investments at LeapFrog based in Singapore, a financial inclusion focused fund that invests in purpose driven businesses in Asia and Africa. He invests in financial services and fintech companies in Asia, and post investment manages portfolio companies including Board Director and Observer roles.

Pranav has about ten years of experience in private equity investment, management consulting and development financing. Before joining LeapFrog, Pranav worked with the World Bank Group based in Singapore. Prior to that, Pranav was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Co.

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Dongbum Lee
Dongbum Lee

Architect

Dongbum Lee is Architect in Microsoft Modern Application Center of Excellence and responsible for technical architecture delivery to enterprise customers who want to make business transformation.Dongbum is a recognized expert in Enterprise software architecting and development consulting. Especially he has worked extensively on issues of competitive, mission critical, complex tech- edges(like cognitive services, artificial intelligent and IoT) and strategies. Nowadays he is leading various Blockchain projects across APAC region for Banking to Manufacturing industry customers.

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Henry Lee
Henry Lee

Henry Lee is speaker of the following session:

Pavel Matveev
Pavel Matveev

CEO

Pavel is a FinTech expert with over 13 years of deep technology experiences gained from working within capital markets in senior roles at Morgan Stanley, BNP Paribas, Credit Suisse, Barclays Capital, to name just a few. He has led developer teams for Russian and international IT companies, worked as a senior solutions architect and holds an MSc in Computer Science from one of Russia’s prestigious universities. Pavel is driven by an urge to ‘make Bitcoin simple’ so as many people as possible can experience the financial freedoms afforded by the cryptocurrency.

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Jeff McDonald
Jeff McDonald

Vice President

Jeff McDonald is the Vice President of the NEM Foundation and has been working as a Core Team member on the NEM project since before its launch.  He worked from 2008 until 2017 as an assistant professor at Keimyung University in South Korea teaching communications classes.  Before that he worked in Lesotho, Southern Africa for two years as a US Peace Corps Volunteer.  

Jeff has been a blockchain enthusiast since 2013 and an advocate for blockchains to be used as more than just a ledger for financial transactions but instead also as a ledger and security solution for valuable information.  As the inventor of the Apostille protocol on NEM and the CEO of LuxTag, a company offering the most advanced document notarization and tokenization solutions on the blockchain, he further champions expanding boundaries of blockchain beyond sending money.

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Shikha Mehra
Shikha Mehra

International Tax

After pursuing her undergraduate degree in Economics and Physics at the University of Pennsylvania, Shikha completed her LLB and LLM from the Jindal Global Law School, specializing in Tax Law. 

After a 3-year stint in corporate law practice and policy work at the IICA (Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs), she now holds a faculty position at Jindal Global Law School, designing and delivering courses on Tax and Property Law. She has also been actively speaking and writing on topics such as taxation in the digital economy and application of OECD (BEPS) guidelines to the Indian context.

She is an active speaker and trainer with recent engagements including tax training on GST to State Civil Service Officers in India & at the CII (Confederation of Indian Industries). She's on the panel of DABFI (Digital Asset and Blockchain Foundation of India) and is actively involved in the crypto-ecosystem as a writer and speaker, engaging with businesses, consumers and revenue officials on the conceptual, technological and regulatory evolution of Crypto Currencies and the underlying Distributed Ledger Technology. As a subject expert, she recently spoke at the IFA conference in Mauritius, Digital Symposium in Singapore organised by Prof Jeff Owens (Ex-director of Centre for Tax Policy, OECD) and is invited to speak by Prof Roy Rohatgi at the Foundation of International Tax conference in Mumbai. She is also part of a global multi-stakeholder committee; a joint collaboration between Vienna University, Austria and NET (new economy taxation) which explores how businesses and tax administrations around the world are reacting to and managing the disruptive effect of new and emerging business models and Blockchain technology in Asia.

Links to her presentations, interviews and papers can be found at:

https://www.linkedin.com/in/shikha-mehra-a6821382/

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Chang-Yun Oh
Chang-Yun Oh

Innovation Lab Leader

Terry (Chang-Yun Oh) is leading the Innovation Lab at Citi Korea and driving innovation initiatives using emerging technologies such as Robotic Process Automation (RPA). In 2017, he led a RPA project for the Anti Money Laundering (AML) monitoring process. In addition, Terry has been working in various digital and innovation areas successfully at Citi such as Chief Architect, IT strategy, governance, project management and software quality assurance for the last ten years. He has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from Korea University.

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Andrew Park
Andrew Park

Managing Director

Andrew Park is Managing Director at Visa International in Korea who collaborates with banks and credit card issuers to provide safe and most convenient payment experience to Korean consumers. After spending over 20 years in financial and payment industry, Andrew provides distinctive thought leadership and insights in continuous evolution of digital payment ecosystem. Andrew gained expertise in credit and digital payments markets as he held various positions at JP Morgan Chase. 

Andrew holds BS in computer science and MBA from Columbia University and MS in direct marketing communications from New York University.  

SeYoul Park
SeYoul Park

Senior Certified IT Architect, CTO Office

SeYoul Park is the financial architect leader for banking and financial markets and also blockchain technical leader in IBM Korea. In this role, he oversees the development and delivery of IBM’s points of view regarding innovation and differentiating capabilities for Front Office, Customer Servicing and Multichannel Transformation for Banking and Financial Markets. He was a keynote speaker at several FinTech, AI and Blockchain conferences. He also has many customer projects experiences and focuses on FinTech, Digital bank based on Open API, Robo-Advisor, Omni-channel and AI areas.

Sangyoon Park
Sangyoon Park

Lawyer

S. Nathan Park is versatile litigator who has handled every type of complex financial litigation, including cross-border matters involving securities and derivatives. He often represents clients in connection with regulatory investigations involving U.S. and Korean authorities. He also has experience with international judgment enforcement and international arbitration.

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Ella Qiang
Ella Qiang

Director of Partnerships

Ella Qiang is director of partnerships at Stellar Development Foundation. She leads strategic partnerships in East Asia, facilitating collaboration with institutions and businesses utilizing Stellar’s open-source distributed ledger.

Prior to Stellar, Ella worked in renewable energy and banking. At China Development Bank, she managed a project finance portfolio of Chinese and international infrastructure assets. Ella holds an MBA degree from UCLA Anderson, and Bachelor’s in Finance from Indiana University. 

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John Riggins
John Riggins

Head of Operations, Asia Pacific

As Head of Operations, Asia Pacific of BTC Media LLC, John Riggins is a leader in digital currency and distributed ledger communications. After realizing the disruptive potential of blockchain technology for global trade while working in revenue strategy at FedEx, John joined BTC Media, a corporate group that includes The Distributed Ledger, Distributed Events, Distributed.com, Bitcoin Magazine, yBitcoin and Gongshi Tan. BTC Media is now the world’s preeminent Blockchain and digital currencies focused media group, reaching readers worldwide and representing over 130 fintech advertisers ranging from startups to multi-billion-dollar Fortune 500 companies.

John’s previous entrepreneurial ventures include Forza Financial, a microfinance company he co-founded and grew from concept to a leading domestic MFI in the US. John also provides consulting services for companies and institutions who are seeking to break into the Blockchain space. John was an Honors student at the University of Alabama where he earned degrees in economics and Mandarin Chinese. Originally from Memphis, Tennessee, John now lives and works in Shanghai, China, where BTC Media makes its Asia headquarters.

Sean Shin
Sean Shin

CEO & Co-Founder

Sean Shin is the Co-Founder and CEO of DAYLI Financial Group, Korea’s largest FinTech group, and is recognized as an expert in digital transformation of financial industry. He has extensive work experiences in various financial sectors, including banks, insurance, and securities. Sean also serves as advisor for leading financial institutions and government regulators. Based on his experience and expertise, Sean founded DAYLI Financial Group in 2015 to create values in innovative technologies and services that will become the core driver of financial transformation. Over the past three years, DAYLI Financial Group has experienced unprecedented growth and expects to generate USD 100 million in revenue and positive operating income in 2017.

Sean received his MBA from Syracuse University and worked in PwC, Towers Watson, and Mirae Asset securities. He is also a Certified Public Accountant both in Korea (KICPA) and US (AICPA), Fellow of Societies of Actuaries (FSA), and Certified Financial Analyst (CFA). In addition, Sean was selected 24 times as Korea’s Best Analyst in the financial sector from 2010 to 2015 and as Asia’s Best Analyst in financial sector for 3 consecutive years from 2011.

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Shailendra Soni
Shailendra Soni

Industry Manager, Enterprise Communication

Shailendra Soni has more than 10 years of experiences in research & consulting in thw ICT area. He graduated from the University of Mumbai with a Bachelor of Engineering, Instrumentation and also holds a Master in Marketing Management from the same school. Currently, he is leading a study on Fin-tech in cooperation with a geographically distributed team of 20 members. 

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