NUS-ISS SkillsFuture Series Seminar: How AI is remodelling the world of banking and finance

Artificial Intelligence is taking the financial services industry by storm. Many companies in the financial technology sector has already started using AI to save time, reduce costs, and add value. Through the use of AI algorithms, financial service companies is able to generate insights, improve customer service, and make predictions about company performance.

The future of finance will be heavily influenced by emerging fintech companies and AI technology applications setting the stage for increasing competitiveness among the industry’s leading giants. In the next decade, Artificial Intelligence will help financial services companies maximize resources, decrease risk, and generate more revenue, in the trading, investing, banking, lending, and fintech verticals.

Who Should Attend
  • Professionals who are interested in Artificial Intelligence(AI) and the latest AI development in Singapore

Date / Time / Venue
  • 3 Aug 2018, Friday
  • 9:00am - 12:30pm
  • Institute of Systems Science
    25 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
    Singapore 119615
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Seminar Agenda

 8:30am Registration & Networking
 9:00am Opening Address
by Mr. Eric Tham
Senior Lecturer & Consultant, Analytics & Intelligent Systems Practice, NUS-ISS

Automation of work in the Insurance sector
The conventional vigilant & heavily governed insurance industry has encountered significant shift in the age of digitalisation and automation. Activities such as policy checking, data entry are becoming more automatable, reducing resources required and improving efficiency.

The discussion will highlight cognitive technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing (NLP) among others, and how such capabilities helps to improve the quality of customer experience and customer satisfaction.

by Mr. Vince Kasten
Head of Workflow Automation, Prudential Corporation Asia

 9:45am Future of Asset Management – The Rise of The Robo-Advisor
Technology is empowering customers in every aspect of our lives, and asset management is no longer an exception. Robo-Advisor, the automated investing understands individual’s investment risk appetite then recommends most suitable portfolio and monitor the investment without human intervention at fractional cost compared to Human Advisor. The algorithm and AI built-in Platform increases the accuracy of providing high quality and personalized advice and helps investors to achieve financial goals.

by Ms. Kayoko Francis
Co-Founder, CEO of Finesse Digital

10:35am  Refreshment & Networking  
10:45am Machine Learning in Finance
For decades, AI has been the cornerstone of science fiction. It has also been a hot topic for philosophers and mathematical computing, sometime blurring the lines of these two disciplines. However, with the recent explosion in data and data processing infrastructure, AI is starting to show its real potential in everyday business problems. Here, we will have a brief discussion on AI’s impact in today’s financial industry and some potential challenges.

by Mr. Abhishek Ghosh
Senior Director, VISA
 11:15am Panel Discussion

Theme: AI in Finance: road bumps or take-off?
Moderated by Mr. Eric Tham
Senior Lecturer & Consultant, Analytics & Intelligent Systems Practice, NUS-ISS

Mr. Vince Kasten,Head of Workflow Automation, Prudential Corporation Asia
Ms Kayoko Franics , Co-Founder, Finesse Digital Pte Ltd
Mr. Abhisek Ghosh, Senior Director, VISA

 12:00pm Thanks & Goodbye
Please note that the programme may be subject to change.


vince kasten Mr. Vince Kasten, Head of Workflow Automation,Prudential Corporation Asia Linkedin Profile View Biography

Vince Kasten heads Robotic Process Automation and Artificial Intelligence in the Regional Customer Journey team at Prudential Asia.

He came to Prudential from IBM, where he was a Partner in Global Business Services, and the Cognitive Solutions Leader, advising Insurance and Wealth Management clients on the transformational application of cognitive computing and advanced analytics. Vince has a wealth of global industry and professional services experience, with previous affiliations including KPMG Consulting / BearingPoint where he was Partner leading global transformation for Insurance and Banking. He has been a leader in applying Cognitive Computing and evidence-based decisioning to improve customer experience, increase revenue, improve efficiency, and control risk.

He is a co-author of the books Get It Done! A Blueprint for Business Execution and The Jericho Principle, both derived from his global work creating comprehensive transformation programs for private and public sector clients. He holds three U.S. Patents, is a frequent speaker and panelist, having authored or co-authored numerous papers and articles on wide ranging business and technology topics, is a Certified Information Systems Auditor, and holds an M.S. in Computer Science from Columbia University in New York.

kayoko francis Ms. Kayoko Francis, Co-Founder, Finesse Digital Pte Ltd;Linkedin Profile View Biography

Kayoko is Co-founder, CEO of Finesse Digital, B2B Robo Advisory solution provider based in Singapore. She has been featured in various radio and news media (FM89.3 and Business Times) for the disruptive impacts in the asset management industry. Before this role, she has extensive experience in Trading, Wealth Management and Asset Management in companies like Morgan Stanley, Citigroup and one of the leading Swiss Family Office in Singapore.

ABHISEK GHOSH Mr. Abhisek Ghosh, Senior Director, VISA Linkedin Profile View Biography

Abhisek leads the data science team for Australia, New Zealand and South Pacific region in Visa Consulting and Analytics, focused on developing analytical solutions for Visa and its clients.He is one of the founding members of Visa Analytics. Abhisek has extensive analytical leadership experience working with Citibank and GE, and consulted with financial services clients. Abhisek was formerly Head of Consulting Delivery for Brainmatics, a quantitative risk consultancy. He holds a Master of Statistics from the Indian Statistical Institute, with experience in secured and unsecured lending, campaign management, CLC Management, Credit Risk and BASEL II compliance