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An Authority on Quantum Computing to Speak at Techfin Asia 2019
Techfin Asia 2019 to Take Place in Seoul Dec. 5-6
An Authority on Quantum Computing to Speak at Techfin Asia 2019
  • By Yoon Young-sil
  • November 13, 2019, 13:13
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Techfin Asia 2019 will take place at KINTEX in Goyang City on Dec. 5-6. 

Techfin Asia 2019, which will take place in Seoul on Dec. 5-6, is aimed at discovering how far the disruptive technologies can go in today’s developed financial sector.

On the agenda of Techfin Asia 2019 will be artificial intelligence (AI), big data, blockchain, cloud computing, open banking, e-commerce, insurtech, sharing economy, payments and quantum computing.

Participants will be able to hear more about these disruptive technologies from innovators around the globe.

Since Techfin Asia 2019 runs only for two days, each participant is advised to draw up a strategic and smart approach to networking that maximizes their time during the period. They can connect with these big names below:

Brian Eccles, principal analyst, IBM Q ambassador, spent more than 30 years in the financial and IT industry including IBM, P&G and PwC for market research, technology prognostication and controlling a low earth orbit satellite. He will speak about “Brave New World of Quantum Computing.”

Sebastian Roervig, special projects, Grab, builds the strategy and business development for Southeast Asia’s largest ride hailing and e-wallet company. He will speak about “Leveraging Emerging Technologies in a Fast-paced Region.”

Rohan Handa, new ventures, BBVA, leads BBVA’s venture initiatives within the fintech space, including digital assets and blockchain, future of mobility, identity and digital wallets across the U.S., the U.K., Europe and Latin America. He will speak about “Corporate Venturing Strategy.”

Basudev Banerjee, director, financial services, Microsoft, has more than two decades of experience in business transformation, consulting, product management and program implementation in the financial services industry. He will speak about “Digital Transformation & Cloud Technologies.”

Tom Menner, director, solution architecture for Asia-Pacific, R3, is an architect for digital commerce solutions including payments, digital marketing, customer analytics, B2B integration and applied blockchain patterns. He will speak about “Building on Enterprise Grade Digital Asset Platform.”

Youngkwon Kim, head of digital finance consulting team, Samsung SDS, has been working in the finance IT sector over 20 years and was former finance IT lab and digital finance strategy team leader in Samsung SDS. He will speak about “Moving Forward to Digital Transformation in the Financial Industry.”

Jimmy Song, Bitcoin fellow, Blockchain Capital, is a well-known developer, educator, lecturer, author and evangelist of bitcoin. He will speak about “How Bitcoin Changes Incentives.”

Bobby Lee, founder and CEO, Ballet, was the co-founder and CEO of BTCC, the first Bitcoin exchange in China and just recently founded his second startup, Ballet, in early 2019. He will speak about “Making Cryptocurrency accessible to Everyone.”

Nico Eggert, director, digital innovation, MetLife, leads a major transformation program to modernize digital user experiences for various audiences in Europe, the United States and Asia. He will speak about “Innovation in Life Insurance.”

Jason Tung, senior director, corporate strategy, Walmart, is a strategic business leader and management consultant with consumer experience in retail, CPG and hospitality. He will speak about “Digital Innovation in US Retail powered by Emerging Technologies.”

This year’s sponsors include: Chain Partners (Diamond Sponsor), Ballet and Coinplug (Gold Sponsor), Pax Datatech (Silver Sponsor) and Nextrust (Bronze Sponsor).

Techfin Asia 2019 offers early bird price to delegates until Nov. 15. Companies interested in exploring sponsorship or participating Techfin Asia 2019 should contact YB Kim ( or visit the official website ( for more information.