Kopi Chat - Incumbents vs Challengers: Who will define the future of fintech and banking?

Kopi Chat - Incumbents vs Challengers: Who will define the future of fintech and banking?

Date & Time
Tuesday, 8 May, 2018 - 11:00 to 12:00
Food and beverages served?
Seminar room
Type of event
Public Event (Open for walk-ins)


From reinventing customer service to improving security and privacy, the banking industry has always been one ripe for disruption through fintech. Join the Kopi Chat - Incumbents vs Challengers: Who will define the future of fintech and banking? on 8th May 2018, Tuesday, to stay ahead of emerging innovations in this space. Our experts from Walden International, UOB and BankBazaar International will discuss the opportunities and market gaps that remain, and provide a holistic Corporate, VC and Startup set of perspectives. RSVP now to join the conversation!



10.30am: Registration and networking (with Kopi!)
11.00am: Welcome and introduction by Walden International's Kris Leong
11.05am: Sharing by UOB's Dennis Khoo
11.15am: Sharing by BankBazaar International's Vipin Kalra
11.25am: Q&A session facilitated by Kris Leong
12.00pm: End


About the Speakers

Kris Leong (Facilitator)
Vice President
Walden International
Kris joined Walden in 1994 and is based in Singapore. Kris focuses on fintech; big data, internet and mobile sectors. Past investments by Kris include Com2uS (KOSDAQ/078340), HungryGoWhere (acquired by SingTel), Ndoors (acquired by Nexon) and SundayToz (KOSDAQ/123420). Prior to joining Walden, Kris was Assistant Head of the Venture Capital Group of the Singapore Economic Development Board. 

Dennis Khoo
MD & Regional Head of Digital Banking
Dr Dennis Khoo is currently a Managing Director in UOB, and the Regional Head of the Digital Bank and Strategic Initiatives Office. He is responsible for the strategy, growth and delivery of the retail digital banking business in UOB's footprint. Prior to this role, he was responsible for UOB’s consumer banking business in Singapore.  Dennis Khoo is an accomplished consumer banker and speaker in innovation and leadership. He has the advantage of experience in both Information Technology and Banking, which provides a unique vantage point in crafting a banking strategy for a digital world.

Vipin Kalra
Chief Executive Officer
BankBazaar International
Vipin is the CEO of BankBazaar International. He has over 25 years of extensive experience in general management, sales and marketing in global payments, transactional business, digital and online retail sector, and emerging technology areas. In his most recent role in Visa Inc., he was responsible for overseeing all aspects of the company's acceptance and merchant relations across Asia Pacific. He brings significant global industry expertise and an innate understanding of Asia Pacific markets, which is vital in propelling BankBazaar's expansion plans.