Senior Advisor of Truffle Capital
Anna brings 20+ years of experience (including C-Level and NED roles) in driving banking and payments innovation in Europe (PwC, T-Mobile, Citigroup). Recently, she has been involved in consulting engagements in the Middle East.
Anna combines hands-on experience with a strategic approach across FinTech. Her expertise lies in the field of innovative payment and banking solutions (digital payments, open finance, AI, blockchain), acquired in the strategy, innovation & product management roles. Anna is building cooperation models between banks and FinTech startups, mostly in the Open Banking and Payments domain.
Head of Government Relations for PayPal in Australia
She has almost 15 years’ experience in the financial services industry specialising in public policy. She has worked as a policy adviser to the Australian Government and held senior roles across the public, private and industry sectors including with some of Australia’s largest financial services institutions, the Westpac Banking Group and AMP Financial Services. Holly is a passionate advocate for the role of good public policy in improving the lives of Australians.
Lim May Ann
Public Policy Analyst, Govt Reg Affairs Research, WEF Global Future Council, experienced conference speaker & moderator
She has extensive experience in public policy, technology policy development, and government relations communications across the Asia Pacific, and has worked with many global, regional, and local organisations such as APEC, ASEAN, PECC, the ACCA, and the Asia Internet Coalition (AIC), on thought leadership development, government outreach and stakeholder engagement efforts, such as the development of the ASEAN ICT Masterplan 2020.
She was appointed to the Singapore Data Protection Appeal Panel 2019-2021, and also sits on various task forces, such as the World Economic Forum (WEF)’s Digital ASEAN Taskforce, the Data & Jurisdiction Team for the Internet & Jurisdiction Policy Network, and has served as Exco member for the Internet Society (ISOC) Singapore Chapter.
Her career has spanned global, regional and local institutions, including the World Bank, World Vision, the Singapore Institute of International Affairs (SIIA), and the Singapore Internet Project. Based in Singapore, May-Ann also lectures on InfoComm Policy in the Department of Communications and New Media at her alma mater, the National University of Singapore (NUS).
Director @ PWC Australia, Cybersecurity & Digital Trust, International Speaker, Masters of Public Policy, Customer Advocate
As an executive-level, business strategy & digital identity transformation professional, I am fascinated by emerging trends in consumer behaviour and technology. Now a Director with PWC Australia’s Cybersecurity & Digital Trust team, I build trust and solve problems for enterprise and government customers. As an international industry speaker, I address topics that relate to information governance, privacy protection, human rights and technology as well as best-practice customer experiences.
Prior to holding Asia-Pacific regional customer success management roles at Ping Identity & Forgerock, I led an industry stakeholder engagement program on behalf of Australia Post. This included meeting with government regulators, privacy groups and public policymakers to secure advocacy and clear the path forward for the new Digital iD platform.
Throughout my career, I have successfully managed high performing, creative and passionate teams. My primary focus has always been to create a collaborative working environment that supports the well-being and development of my team, while still exceeding multi-million dollar contract revenue and profit targets and building strong relationships in market.
Payments, Digital Currency, Cryptoassets & Open Banking Expert International Speaker at Payments Solved
Working with industry, legislators and regulators to drive changes in the open banking and payments ecosystem for financial services that are safe, inclusive and transparent for all users.
Offering strategic advice on regulatory and policy issues; advising firms and business leaders on how the law, regulation and the decisions and approaches of governments and regulators can impact their strategies. Advising firms and regulators and advocating to governments on policy issues impacting all matters related to payments including digital banking, innovation, digital identity, the impact of fintech, firm authorisations, safeguarding, cross border services, financial inclusion and Open Banking. Providing seminars and training on financial services and payments legislation such as PSD2/Interchange Fee Regulation/Cross Border Payments/SEPA/CMA Order/payment scheme participation and on Open Banking and the evolution of Open Banking globally.
Susan joined Airwallex on an exciting adventure to build a global brand and business. Looking to reconnect with clients, business associates, media friends, fintech colleagues and anyone who has something to share and help.
Airwallex is a technology company that revolutionises the way businesses operate globally. Our financial infrastructure provides a modern technology stack for businesses of all sizes to operate internationally, without the challenges of the current global financial system. Businesses use Airwallex as their end to end global financial services platform. Whether it’s making or receiving payments from customers, domestically or internationally, Airwallex saves businesses time and money by offering real-time, reliable and cost effective financial solutions. Our web and API solutions support businesses of all sizes, from small companies to large enterprises.
In this fast-changing digital world that is increasingly becoming borderless, our purpose is to empower businesses of all sizes to grow in their own markets and around the world, and by doing so, contribute to the global economy.
Founded in December 2015 by five co-founders with extensive expertise in the payment space – Airwallex has secured over $360M USD in external funding, supported by top-tier investors including Tencent, DST, Sequoia, Salesforce and MasterCard. Led by a highly capable, experienced, and driven executive team, Airwallex has established international offices across Hong Kong, Shanghai, Singapore, London and San Francisco to further deliver its global services and expanded its offerings to cover payments into over 130 countries, supporting over 50 currencies.
Board Member with International Experience in Fintech, Governance & Artificial Intelligence Speaker, Author & Investor
Clara is a technology strategist specialising in financial services. Her focus is the strategic adoption of AI for business growth and profitability.
Internationally recognized for her expertise, advising Boards of leading financial institutions, think-tanks, and governments, Clara also mentors AI startups on technology development, funding, and scaling. Named on global lists of leading women in Fintech, she is also the Chair of the Non-Executive Directors Board’s special committee on Best Practice for AI Adoption (UK). Clara advised World Economic Forum’s 4th Industrial Revolution Centre (US) on AI for Boards, the UK’s APPG AI(UK), the Ministry of Internal Affairs special commission on AI (Japan). Clara was invited as a member of the EU AI Alliance. Clara is a frequent speaker at leading conferences like SIBOS, Money 2020, Innovate Finance Global Summit, AI World, SCxSC, Fin/Sum. She has been invited as a guest lecturer by leading universities like the University of Oxford’s Center for Technology and International Relations and MIT. In 2019 she was invited to join the teaching team at the Oxford AI course.
Her academic interest sits at the intersection of neuroscience, AI and wealth management. Prior to 2014, Clara served in leadership roles in European asset & wealth management, is a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (UK), has a Certificate in Investment Management (UK) and holds a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford.
Senior Retail Securities Manager at HSBC
Opening up a world of opportunity for our customers, investors, ourselves and the planet. We’re a financial services organisation that serves more than 40 million customers, ranging from individual savers and investors to some of the world’s biggest companies and governments. Our network covers 64 countries and territories, and we’re here to use our unique expertise, capabilities, breadth and perspectives to open up a world of opportunity for our customers.
HSBC is listed on the London, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Bermuda stock exchanges.
Executive leader in $1B firm | Payments | FinTech | Sales, Product, Technology, P&L Leader
With more than 20 years experience in the payments industry and roots in payments software development, and many roles in operations and finance, Mandy drives a focus in bridging the gap between payments strategy and delivery to help banks and financial intermediaries realize opportunities in the ever-changing payments space. Mandy started hercareer in payments with First Data, where she began as an engineer, then served in a variety of leadership roles in Application Development in the US and the UK. For the last 11 years, Mandy has held leadership roles at ACI Worldwide in Application Development, Product Management, Acquisition Integration, Operations, P&L Management and Sales. Mandy now leads ACI Growth Markets, which includes all markets outside North America, Europe and the UK.
Mastercard Growth & Transformation Strategist| Leadership-Digitization & Payments, Digital Inclusion| SG100 Women in Tech | Board Director | Forbes Business Development Council
As a business leader in technology, I have built my professional life in the worlds of payments and financial services. Over a varied 30-year career, I have brought to bear expertise gained across three industries, multiple geographies and organizations, to drive transformative change and non-linear growth. Many leadership roles, and experience in managing large P&Ls, have shaped me as a business head with the strategic and commercial acumen to scale ideas to their full potential, create robust business and operating models, and steer mid- to large-sized corporates to execute new growth strategies – pursuits that I’m very passionate about. I thrive on accelerating growth for new businesses, turning distressed situations around and building sustainable growth solutions. In my current position at Mastercard, I lead our growth diversification efforts, to maximise participation in digital ecosystems, create strategic partnerships with government, public and private institutions to modernize payment infrastructure and accelerate digitization of payment flows across all national ecosystems. The Digital & Emerging Partnerships and New Payment Flows business works with a startup mindset, and with every stakeholder in the digital commerce ecosystem – digital tech platforms, governments and central banks, digital banks and fintechs. Through powerful strategic partnerships, we use technology to advance digital ecosystems and payment flows, and create more financially inclusive economies. Finally, my favourite part of my work is mentoring talent, especially women in technology, to help them unlock their potential to achieve corporate leadership excellence.
Vice President Of Business Development at Annex Cloud
I am an experienced, forward-looking sales leader with a history of transforming organizations to exceed profit goals and repurpose products for new markets. My roles as a sales & loyalty marketing executive have garnered a career with diverse industry experience selling into Fortune 500 leaders in highly competitive environments. A founder of 3 companies interspersed with being a sales leader in 4 others, including one I helped to take public over the course of my career, I have a strategic playbook to help companies accomplish their revenue goals. My passion is leveraging my talents and unlimited zeal to help Brands repurpose existing content and products to generate profitable topline growth in creative ways. In graduate school at the University of Miami, I discovered my passion for developing new revenue streams for content by helping James A. Michener (an author who has sold 60MM books) realize his dream of a board game based on his novels. From there I developed and sold a line of Nintendo Game Boy products into the educational market, represented and licensed dozens of video game brands to bundle with computer hardware manufacturers, and over the last decade have focused on B2C and B2B sales of digital rewards developing incentive and loyalty programs that have reduced churn up to 46% for global clients across Hospitality, Financial Services, Lottery and Gaming, Technology, Entertainment and Retail. Volunteering as a mentor, my focus is promoting more women into sales and leadership positions and believe if there is no seat at the table we need to pull up a chair. A devoted mother of two, I spend my free time developing my talents as a cook, am an avid traveler and serve on the Board of Directors for the ADL Santa Barbara/Tri-Counties and the Board of Advisors for University of California Santa Barbara Customer Experience Program. In sum, I’m a collaborative and nimble business partner with considerable experience licensing content to brand partners. Self-starter with a passion for media/entertainment, customer acquisition and management, contract negotiations, business development, digital technology platforms, metrics/analytics and how they garner more sales. Interested in bringing my connections and talent to an organization where all benefit from joining forces to enhance our mutual offerings and solve problems for potential clients. DM and follow me on social media and join our “Driving Customer Loyalty” club on Clubhouse every Monday at 3pmPT. I am always happy to help.
Product Management Exec | Solutions Specialist | Product Strategist | Fintech | Payments | Leadership | Digital Economy | ex-Mastercard/PayPal | Speaker & Moderator
Digital business executive with over twenty years of global experience in strategizing, defining, leading, building and deploying commercially viable innovative software products and solutions, primarily in Financial Services.
• Solving for consumers in Digital Payments and Consumer Products is a passion, continuously learning to support businesses to grow and disrupt is both my strength and a key driver.
• Accomplished Product Leader: managed multiyear strategic initiatives across design, development, deployment and Go-To-Market (primarily for the financial services industry)
• International exposure in multiple geographies USA, Singapore, Taiwan and India
• Since 2017, I’ve spearheaded a new vertical for large Digital Players, emerging Fintech leading initiatives across sales, business development, product and other cross-functional areas (Legal, Marketing, Policy) to create new revenue opportunities and expansion opportunities of payment rails in India
Payment Systems Regulator – Trustee, Judge, Independent Consultant, EPA Ambassador, Consumer champion
Recognised as the 2019 Emerging Payments Awards’ Contributor of the Year and a senior leader under the Innovate Finance Women in PayTech Powerlist, I champion diversity and inclusion. I am a judge for the EPA and European Women’s Payment Network (EWPN) Awards, and an advocate for HM Treasury’s Women in Finance Charter, although I seek contributions from the broadest audience possible to drive positive change in financial services. I am a Trustee of the Money Charity and champion Financial Inclusion and promote consumer choice. My track record of achievement as a Director and senior leader with Pay.UK (formerly Bacs) and across the wider EPA community as an Advisory Board member, brings a unique perspective to a range of industry challenges faced by the Fintech ecosystem. I constantly challenge the traditional payments model across a range of services and support stakeholders to achieve step changes in their business. Whilst at Bacs I led the strategy and steered product development of the UK’s retail payment products and services such as Direct Debit, Bacs Direct Credit, Current Account Switch Service and Cash ISA account switching services. My entrepreneurship and influence shaped the future of these highly successful initiatives which have been adopted by the financial services industry, consumers and businesses globally.