Presents

RegTech Australia 2017

7 June, 2017
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
12/8 Chifley Square, Sydney

Presents

RegTech Australia 2017

7 June, 2017
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
12/8 Chifley Square, Sydney

Presents

RegTech Australia 2017

7 June, 2017
Corrs Chambers Westgarth
12/8 Chifley Square, Sydney

Tracking the adoption of innovative solutions for regulatory challenges

Event Overview

The biggest challenge affecting the financial services sector today is regulatory compliance.  Regulatory technology - RegTech - the term coined by the Financial Conduct Authority in the UK, is helping in many areas of compliance, going beyond automating legacy processes to interpreting legislation, designing new compliance processes, and managing and processing data.  The opportunities that RegTech offers in this space are game-changing - but the variety of available solutions is vast and constantly evolving; and the implementation process is fraught with challenges. RegTechs face a number of hurdles to achieving significant scale and success.

The RegTech Australia 2017 is designed to bring the leaders of financial institutions together with the regulators and the innovators, to give senior executives a better view on how to get past the talk and into collaborative action to build out the governance and the ecosystems required to manage regulatory reform in a better, faster, cheaper and far safer manner.

Why Attend?

  • Prepare for the future and get the big-picture predictions for the applications of RegTech in the year ahead
  • Learn how RegTech can solve the key compliance pain points faced by financial services
  • Hear first-hand experiences of those driving the deployment of RegTech in their organisations
  • Gain invaluable insight into the current priorities of the Regulators
  • Discover the business areas where RegTech offers most value 

Who will be there?

  • CEOs, CIOs, CTOs who want to better understand how the regulatory compliance function can be innovated and improved. 
  • Innovators and disruptors changing the rules of engagement in compliance with blockchain, machine learning and data analytics
  • Heads of Compliance, Regulatory Reporting, Risk, Innovation, Change, Transformation, and Audit, who are responsible for regulatory compliance and/or technology innovation within their enterprise
  • Government policy makers in regulatory compliance, data privacy and digital finance

Agenda

7:30am

Registration and welcome breakfast

7:55am

Opening remarks by James Riley, Editorial Director, InnovationAus.com

8:00am

Ministerial Address

Speaker to be confirmed

8:10am

Innovation and regulatory sandboxes - keeping regulation effective as it gets more difficult

Speaker to be confirmed

8:20am

Why Australia is a fertile ground for RegTech

Jost Stollmann, Founder, Tyro Fintech Hub

8:30am

Are Australian businesses ready for the fourth industrial revolution? A look into the future technologies that will impact legal principles and regulations

Kevin Ackhurst, Managing Director, Google Enterprise Australia

8:45am

Panel Discussion: What will RegTech be delivering in the next 12 months and what is distraction, and what is disruption?

PANEL MODERATOR:

James Riley, Editorial Director, InnovationAus.com

 

PANELLISTS:

Jost Stollmann, Founder, Tyro Fintech Hub

Rebecca Lim, Chief Compliance Officer and Group General Counsel , Westpac Group

Kevin Ackhurst, Managing Director, Google Enterprise Australia

Liming Zhu Research Director, Software and Computational Systems, DATA61 CSIRO

Julian Fenwick, Chair, The RegTech Association

9:30am

Morning tea

10:00am

Cross Live to Tel Aviv for a RegTech update from the Women Leaders Trade Mission organised by Diane Smith-Gander and the Hon. Helen Coonan

Corrie McLeod, Chief Executive Officer, Hello Espresso

10:15am

Privacy rights and data protection in the digital financial services economy - challenges and opportunities

Sophie Higgins, Assistant Director - Regulation and Strategy, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner 

10:25am

Exploring the nexus between RegTech and law, policy and financial transactional monitoring

Angela Jamieson, National Manager, Compliance, Australian Transaction Reports and Analytics Centre, AUSTRAC

10:35am

Pioneering the application of machine learning and artificial intelligence in the world of regulatory compliance

Matt Symons, Co-founder, Red Marker

Mandy Symons, Co-founder, Red Marker

10:45am

RegTech Innovators Panel: Changing the rules of engagement - how far can blockchain, machine learning and data analytics take the regulated sector?

PANEL MODERATOR:

James Riley, Editorial Director, InnovationAus.com

 

PANELLISTS:

Deborah Ralston, Professor of Finance, Monash University and Chair, Digital Finance Advisory Committee, ASIC

Bruce WrenChief Executive Officer, Wordflow

Mandy Symons, Co-founder, Red Marker

Paul Nailand, Founder and Managing Director, Visual Risk

Harry ToukalasGroup Managing Partner, Blackhall & Pearl 

11:30am

Closing remarks by InnovationAus.com and end of forum

Speakers

Official Event Host

Corrs Chambers Westgarth
Rebecca Lim

Rebecca Lim

Group General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Westpac Group

Rebecca was appointed Group General Counsel in November 2011 and Chief Compliance Officer in December 2013. Rebecca is responsible for Westpac's compliance, legal and secretariat function globally.

Rebecca joined Westpac in 2002 and has held a variety of other senior leadership roles including General Manager, Human Resources for St.George Bank and General Manager, St.George Private Clients.

Rebecca began her career at Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst) before joining the US firm Skadden Arps where she worked in both New York and London. Rebecca then moved into an in-house role in investment banking at Goldman Sachs in London before returning to Australia and joining Westpac.

Jost Stollman

Jost Stollman

Founder, Tyro Fintech Hub

Jost Stollmann arrived in Australia literally by accident, when his sailing yacht hit an undocumented reef in Fiji in 2003. He had his yacht repaired in Brisbane, fell in love with Sydney and decided to stay. Since then, he has become one of the key pioneers in the FinTech ecosystem.  

Before arriving in Australia, Jost was a driving force for innovation in Germany. After graduating from Harvard Business School, he created the German system and network integrator, CompuNet, in 1984 and turned it into a US$1B company. From this, he led the integration and expansion of GE Capital IT Solutions across Europe. Each role saw Jost take ‘the road less travelled’ and revolutionise the business and start-up scene in Germany.  

Following his time at GE Capital, Jost was appointed as the Federal Shadow Minister of Economy and Technology, where he ran a successful campaign for Gerhard Schröder, who was elected as Chancellor of Germany in a landslide victory. 

 Being a serial entrepreneur, Jost has played a pivotal role in disrupting the banking industry in Australia by challenging the big bank oligopoly. He launched Australia’s first nextgen bank, Tyro Payments, offering integrated, mobile, cloud-based banking to small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs).   

Since arriving in Australia in 2004, Jost has grown Tyro into one of the most prominent FinTechs with more than 340 staff and processing more than $8.6 billion in EFTPOS transactions in the last financial year.  

With Tyro being the first technology company in Australia to gain a full bank license in 2015, he has introduced ‘nextgen’ banking into the Australian market, providing 17,000 SMEs with frictionless banking and access to unsecured cash flow-based lending.

 After more than 10 years at the helm of Tyro, Jost decided to hand over the reins to Gerd Schenkel, founder of NAB’s U-Bank as new CEO. As full time Executive Director, Board member and largest shareholder, Jost continues to define the company’s strategic direction whilst building Tyro’s profile both locally and abroad.

Angela Jamieson

Angela Jamieson

National Manager, Compliance, AUSTRAC

Angela Jamieson is the National Manager, Compliance at AUSTRAC. In this role she oversees the compliance of thousands of Australian businesses with a goal to work with industry to harden the financial sector against penetration from organised crime, terrorists and sympathizers.

Angela has been with AUSTRAC in a leadership role for almost 8 years, prior to this Angela worked at the Australian Taxation Office as an Assistant Commissioner within the Serious Non-Compliant division.

Angela was the key lead in the establishment of the five eyes International Supervisors Forum (ISF) as an advocate for providing a mechanism for the sharing of information and operational practices, improve the cooperation between members in the fight against money laundering, terrorist financing and other financial crimes, as well as strengthen domestic and international compliance regimes.

Prior to joining the public service Angela was a partner at Ernst & Young (EY) and jointly lead the Fraud and Forensic team. Whilst at EY she also worked in the Singapore office leading the strategic development of the Fraud and Forensic accounting business unit.

Angela played an integral part in the establishment of a Corporate Crimes Liaison group between industry and Victoria State Police, with its purpose to collaborate on the combating and investigation of corporate fraud. This group was later merged into a private investigators association.

Angela started her career in smaller accounting practices where she provided general accounting and taxation advice and also became a Partner leading the area of business advisory.

Angela holds a Bachelor of Business majoring in accounting, is a CPA, a certified fraud examiner and a specialist Forensic accountant.

Liming Zhu

Liming Zhu

Research Director, Data61 | CSIRO

Liming leads the Software and Computational Systems Research Program (one of the four programs) at Data61, CSIRO. The research program has 200+ people innovating in the following (but not limited to) research areas: big data analytics infrastructure, computational and simulation sciences platforms (including verticals such as imaging processing and bioinformatics/life sciences), data integration, data platforms, trustworthy systems, distributed systems, business process management, legal informatics, provenance, behaviour analytics, blockchains, software ecosystems, software engineering/architecture, DevOps and cybersecurity.

Data61 is part of The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and Australia's data/ICT innovation hub. Data61 was formed bringing together CSIRO's Digital Productivity team and National ICT Australia (NICTA).

Sophie Higgins

Sophie Higgins

Assistant Director - Regulation and Strategy, Office of the Australian Information Commissioner

Sophie Higgins is the Assistant Director of the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s (OAIC), Regulation and Strategy Branch. She joined the Office of the Privacy Commissioner in 2008.

Sophie’s team is responsible for the OAIC’s regulatory and strategic policy response to privacy issues across a number of areas, particularly in technology, credit and international.

Examples of Sophie’s other work includes close involvement in the privacy law reform and implementation process including in the development of the Australian Privacy Principles Guidelines; advising External Dispute Resolution schemes on the operation of consumer credit reporting requirements; and developing submissions on the operation of consent-based privacy regulatory models in the context of complex information handling practices.

Matt Symons

Matt Symons

C o-founder, Red Marker

Matt builds and invests in disruptive technology businesses. Matt is based in Sydney and is currently the CEO and co-founder of SocietyOne, Australia's first fully compliant P2P lender and owner of the ClearMatch™ technology platform. 

Prior to returning to Sydney Matt was the CEO of Memetrics Ltd a profitable, rapid growth data and analytics technology business based in San Francisco. After managing the successful sale of Memetrics to Accenture in 2007 Matt spent 4 years as the Partner responsible for leading Accentures marketing data management and analytics team from San Francisco. Matt's practice was centered around large scale digital transformation projects with a focus on innovative technology adoption within the enterprise. 

Matt is an active angel investor with 10 current investments and a couple of successful exists (including the sale of Quotify to Telstra in 2011). 

Matt graduated with a law degree from the University of Melbourne and has worked as an attorney for both Korea's largest law firm, Kim & Chang, and one of Australia's largest law firms, Minter Ellison. Matt went on to co-found the Australian Development Fund (ADF), a successful early stage investment fund focused on emerging technology. 

Matt managed business development at Myinternet (formerly SchoolsNet), an ADF portfolio company, where his responsibilities included revenue generation, closing several rounds of venture capital and ultimately securing a strategic investment from a large telco prior to the successful sale of MyInternet in 2007. 

Specialties:technology platforms, data and analytics, marketing data, digital experience optimization, performance marketing, digital transformation, emerging digital technologies, innovation, digital advertising technologies, angel investing, venture investing, trade sales

Deborah Ralston

Deborah Ralston

Professor of Finance, Monash University

Dr Deborah Ralston is Professor of Finance at Monash University and is Principal Investigator on the CSIRO-Monash Superannuation Research Cluster. She has held a number of senior leadership positions in Australian Universities, most recently as Executive Director of the Australian Centre for Financial Studies (ACFS). 

Deborah is Chair of ASIC’s Digital Finance Advisory Committee (DFAC) and is also a part-time member of the RBA’s Payments System Board. She has over 20 years experience on public and private sector boards and is currently a non-executive Director of Mortgage Choice, where she chairs the Investment Committee for Mortgage Choice Financial Planning. Her research interests include financial regulation, superannuation and innovation.

Bruce Wren

Bruce Wren

CEO, WordFlow.info

An experienced entrepreneur keenly interested in commercialising cuting-edge technological innovation, Bruce is a leader with extensive strategic experience. He has been involved in the enterprise software market for over 25 years. Bruce founded Wordflow (formerly known as Swipe) after 15 years in the content management business. His vision was to create an organisation that was dedicated to helping organisations manage their information in a web and mobile world.

Previously, Bruce was Chairman of EpiServer Asia. He holds an MBA from Macquarie University.

Julian Fenwick

Julian Fenwick

Chair, The RegTech Association

Julian Fenwick is the Managing Director and founder of Governance Risk & Compliance Solutions. He is also the CEO of Better (US) Incorporated, and one of the founders of The RegTech Association (RegTech). 

Julian moved into the regulatory compliance industry in October 2000. Since that time he has been instrumental in the development of the online compliance training industry in the APAC region. Lately he has been working on adaptive eLearning technology to streamline mandatory compliance training. He has also been influential in the design of several other compliance technology platforms. 

Julian is a regular presenter in Australia and Asia on innovation, entrepreneurship, RegTech, and managing organisational compliance. He is an enthusiastic supporter of the Australian start-up community with a particular interest in adaptive eLearning technology. 

Julian holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Sydney and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the GRC Institute.

Harry Toukalas

Harry Toukalas

Group Managing Partner

Harry has significant global experience in the fields of risk and business management. He commenced his senior career with the NAB as the Australian Head of Operational Risk before joining Bankers Trust as the Regional Vice President Risk Management for Asia/Pacific.

He then returned to the NAB as the Global General Manager of Operational Risk and Compliance for the Group. Harry subsequently became the founding Managing Director of the Bank of Cyprus Australia (now Delphi Bank), building it into a full service retail bank.

He is currently completing a PhD on Risk Culture.

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