Welcome to the AWS Financial Services Cloud Symposium Online

Join us online for the fourth annual AWS Financial Services Cloud Symposium, a business conference designed for executives and professionals in the financial services industry seeking new strategies to drive business transformation.


This online symposium will get you a behind-the-scenes look at how Financial Services organizations – from FinTech startups to enterprises – are transforming the way they do business on AWS and leave with a greater understanding of how advances in cloud technology can help solve your business challenges.


In breakout sessions facilitated by our customers, industry authorities, AWS subject matter experts, and partners, you will hear real stories on how market leaders like HSBC, HKEX, FWD make use of Cloud Technologies to take their businesses to new heights. We cover the hottest topics such as migration, data lakes & analytics, digitalization, security & compliance, AI/ ML adoption, incident automation and more. Register now!

What to expect

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You will be able to ask any questions anytime during this 3-hour online conference thru the live chat function.
Breakout Sessions
tailored to your business needs
Build your own agenda. Select from 10+ breakout sessions on security & compliance, machine learning, data analytics, cloud migration, and more.
Industry Speakers
share their expertise
Learn about the latest in cloud from industry experts. Connect with AWS Solutions Architects and our APN Partners to discuss your business challenges.

Why attend

  • Hear why and how gigantic financial institutions and FinTech startups are moving to AWS and transforming their businesses
  • Learn the latest AWS services and use cases in FSI, locally and globally
  • Chat with AWS subject matter experts and get your questions answered

Who should attend

  • Business leaders and users from Banks, Insurance, Capital Market, regulators and other financial institutions including Chief Officers, VPs, Directors, Heads of Risks & Compliance and other functional heads
  • Technology divers including Head of IT, Architects, Developers and other IT Professionals

Agenda

30 minutes

Keynote

Speaker:

Laurence Thiery, Head of Asia Pacific Financial Services Business and Market Development, AWS

  • Track 1: Bank & Payment
  • Track 2: Insurance & Digitizing Customer Experience
  • Track 3: Capital Market & Others
  • Track 1: Bank & Payment
  • Track 1: Bank & Payment

       
       
    30 minutes

    FINTECH SERIES: Nailing PCI-DSS Compliance in the Cloud (Level 100)

    Yedpay is a B2B payment gateway service in Hong Kong, and they migrated all of their payment applications, which is fully complied with HKMA and PCI-DSS standard, from the on-premise data center to AWS in 2019. Alva, the founder and CISO, will share about the critical points of meeting PCI-DSS on AWS.

    Speaker: 

    Alva Wong, Founder and CISO, Yedpay
    Simon Lee, Business Development Manager, AWS

       
    30 minutes

    Harnessing the Power of AI/ML in Banking (Level 200)

    With AI/ML technologies being mature over time, we see AI-powered applications in banking industry ranging from credit risk analytics, fraud detection, product recommendation, conversational banking to personalization. AWS offers wide range of pre-trained AI services and automation for data scientist to quickly build, train and deploy machine learning models at scale, decrease time-to-market and increase ROI for AI-powered applications. In this session, you will learn about real use cases from overseas financial institutes as well as banks in Greater China region. Our speaker will dive deep with you in architectural play from data collection to analytical outputs.

    Speaker:

    Michael Chen, Senior Engagement Manager, Global Financial Services, AWS

       
    30 minutes

    BONUS SESSION: Database Modernization for Financial Services Applications

    Despite innovation in other types of databases, relational databases are essential components of most financial services applications. This talk will answer the question: how can developers deliver the performance, scale, and resiliency of relational databases while also taking advantage of modern application architecture and development practices. Particular attention will be given to financial services use cases for Amazon Aurora, a MySQL and PostgreSQL-compatible relational database built for the cloud.

    Speaker:

    Kenneth Jackson, Principal Solutions Architect, Financial Services, AWS
    Andrew Shortt, Global Solutions Architect, Financial Services, AWS

  • Track 2: Insurance & Digitizing Customer Experience
  • Track 2: Insurance & Digitizing Customer Experience

       
       
    30 minutes

    Running Big Data Analytics on Cloud (Level 200-300)

    In this session, together with FWD Group, we discuss architectural principles that simplify big data analytics. We'll apply these principles to various stages of big data processing: collect, store, process, analyse, and visualise. We'll discuss how to choose the right technology in each stage based on criteria such as data structure, query latency, cost, request rate, item size, data volume, durability, and so on. Finally, we provide reference architectures, design patterns, and best practices for assembling these technologies to solve your big data problems at the right cost. 

    Speaker: 

    Natalia Kozyura, Head of Innovation Center, FWD Group
    Ken Zhang, SRC Consultant, AWS

       
    30 minutes

    FINTECH SERIES: Digitizing & Automating Insurance Processes by CoverGo (Level 200)

    CoverGo is an award-winning insurance technology company providing enterprise software solutions to insurers, banks and brokers in Asia and beyond. CoverGo provides fully configurable, whitelabel, modular, no-code insurance platform, powered by hundreds of open insurance APIs, that enables companies to digitize and automate insurance processes. CTO of CoverGo, Ambroise will share how they leverage AWS to innovate in the insurance industry.

    Speaker: 

    Ambroise Couissin, CTO, CoverGo
    Willie Vu, Manager, Partner Solutions Architecture, AWS

       
    30 minutes

    Building a Omnichannel Cloud Contact Center with Amazon Connect (Level 200)

    In this session, hear about the recently-launched web and mobile chat for Amazon Connect. Learn how Deloitte is deploying voice and chat at scale with Amazon Connect to improve customer engagement and how it implemented the solution across its global contact centers, what it learned along the way, and next steps in its contact center evolution. Specifically, we will shares experiences with multi-session agents, best practices for using voice and chat simultaneously, and its approach to dynamic customer experiences. Also why Amazon Connect is used to provide contact center solutions to its own customers.

    Speaker:

    Andy Chung, Senior Manager, Cloud Team, Consulting, Deloitte
    Osemeke Isibor, Solutions Architect, AWS

       
    30 minutes

    BONUS SESSION: Security Fundamentals: Ten Ways to Strengthen your Foundation

    Mark Ryland, Director of the Office of the Chief Information Security Officer at Amazon Web Services, will identify strong foundational security practices. The session will highlight the ten areas of focus for customers’ security teams and discuss how to prioritize security automation. The session will also highlight newly launched security tooling designed to help customers scale their security functions.

    Speaker: 

    Mark Ryland, Director, Office of the Chief Information Security Officer, AWS

  • Track 3: Capital Market & Others
  • Track 3: Capital Market & Others

       
       
    30 minutes

    HKEX & AWS: Building Highly Secure Data Lake and Enabling Digital Innovations through Event-driven Architecture            (Level 200-300)

    With its vision to be Global Markets Leader in the Asian Time Zone, HKEX sets out to be technology-empowered company with data as a new asset class for the financial markets. In this session, we will talk about how HKEX walks along its journey from data governance, data architecture, a highly secure data lake, data security / privacy to its vision on how an event-driven architecture will drive innovation. Customers will learn about the key considerations in Financial Services industry and selecting the right services as they build data lakes on AWS.

    Speaker: 

    Derek Yeung, Data Architect, HKEX
    Tim Wu, Partner Solutions Architect, AWS

       
    30 minutes

    FINTECH SERIES: Securing Cloud-Native Infrastructure With Compliance and Resilience (Level 100)

    Crypto.com focuses on cryptocurrency businesses, including crypto trading, crypto wallet, crypto lending, and crypto for retail. They reply on AWS Secure Architected Framework to build up a better-than-bank and regulation-ready crypto platform in the cloud and will share their cloud journey to achieve the highest security standard on AWS.

    Speaker: 

    Thomas Kung, Director of Information Security, Crypto.com
    Jarco Lam, Business Developemnt Manager, AWS

       
    30 minutes

    Accelerating Value for Large Mainframe Migrations to AWS (Level 400)

    Discover what AWS has learned in supporting Financial Services customers in their successful migrations of large and very large mainframes to AWS. We will define the migration paths which minimize the risks while maximizing value and tangible business benefits at every phase, and describe AWS's approach, best practices, and accelerators for large mainframe migrations.

    Spaeker:

    Phil de Valence, Principal Solutions Architect, AWS

       
    30 minutes

    BONUS SESSION: Defining Your Data Lake Vision and Roadmap 

    The financial services industry generates 2.2 billion terabytes of new data each day. Financial services institutions, however, must convert this valuable data into insights that can be used to increase revenue, reduce expenses, and satisfy regulatory requirements. Data lakes provide a modular ability to stage processing, batch, and streamline processing, and offer a wide range of publishing options. In this session AWS will draw from its experience in hosting tens of thousands of data lakes to provide guidance on achieving a data lake vision, as well as the process, skills, and governance required to drive that vision to realization.

    Speaker:

    Mojgan Ahmadi, Solutions Architect, Global Financial Services, AWS

Scott Mullins

Scott Mullins

Director, Head of Worldwide Financial Services Business & Market Development

 

Scott Mullins is Head of Worldwide Financial Services Business & Market Development at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he leads development and execution of AWS’s strategic initiatives in the Financial Services industry around the world. In his 17-year career, Scott has worked for firms such as JPMorgan Chase, NASDAQ, Merrill Lynch, and Penson Worldwide. As a founding member of NASDAQ's FinQloud team, Scott was responsible for global business and product strategy and a co-inventor of the first cloud-based storage solution for compliance with regulatory records-retention requirements. Before joining NASDAQ, Scott ran Surveillance and Trading Compliance for one of the nation’s largest clearing broker-dealers, with responsibility for regulatory response, emerging regulatory initiatives, and compliance matters related to the firm’s trading and execution services divisions. Scott’s participation in emerging Financial Services regulatory initiatives has involved numerous presentations to members of the House Financial Services Committee, SEC Commissioners and key staff, as well as FINRA’s leadership on proper implementation and possible impact of proposed regulations. Prior to his roles in regulatory compliance, Scott spent 10 years as an equity trader. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Scott is a subject matter expert quoted in industry media, a recognized speaker at industry events, and a member of the advisory board of the FinTech Sandbox.  

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Scott Mullins

Scott Mullins

Director, Head of Worldwide Financial Services Business & Market Development

 

Scott Mullins is Head of Worldwide Financial Services Business & Market Development at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he leads development and execution of AWS’s strategic initiatives in the Financial Services industry around the world. In his 17-year career, Scott has worked for firms such as JPMorgan Chase, NASDAQ, Merrill Lynch, and Penson Worldwide. As a founding member of NASDAQ's FinQloud team, Scott was responsible for global business and product strategy and a co-inventor of the first cloud-based storage solution for compliance with regulatory records-retention requirements. Before joining NASDAQ, Scott ran Surveillance and Trading Compliance for one of the nation’s largest clearing broker-dealers, with responsibility for regulatory response, emerging regulatory initiatives, and compliance matters related to the firm’s trading and execution services divisions. Scott’s participation in emerging Financial Services regulatory initiatives has involved numerous presentations to members of the House Financial Services Committee, SEC Commissioners and key staff, as well as FINRA’s leadership on proper implementation and possible impact of proposed regulations. Prior to his roles in regulatory compliance, Scott spent 10 years as an equity trader. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Scott is a subject matter expert quoted in industry media, a recognized speaker at industry events, and a member of the advisory board of the FinTech Sandbox.  

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Scott Mullins

Scott Mullins

Director, Head of Worldwide Financial Services Business & Market Development

 

Scott Mullins is Head of Worldwide Financial Services Business & Market Development at Amazon Web Services (AWS), where he leads development and execution of AWS’s strategic initiatives in the Financial Services industry around the world. In his 17-year career, Scott has worked for firms such as JPMorgan Chase, NASDAQ, Merrill Lynch, and Penson Worldwide. As a founding member of NASDAQ's FinQloud team, Scott was responsible for global business and product strategy and a co-inventor of the first cloud-based storage solution for compliance with regulatory records-retention requirements. Before joining NASDAQ, Scott ran Surveillance and Trading Compliance for one of the nation’s largest clearing broker-dealers, with responsibility for regulatory response, emerging regulatory initiatives, and compliance matters related to the firm’s trading and execution services divisions. Scott’s participation in emerging Financial Services regulatory initiatives has involved numerous presentations to members of the House Financial Services Committee, SEC Commissioners and key staff, as well as FINRA’s leadership on proper implementation and possible impact of proposed regulations. Prior to his roles in regulatory compliance, Scott spent 10 years as an equity trader. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Scott is a subject matter expert quoted in industry media, a recognized speaker at industry events, and a member of the advisory board of the FinTech Sandbox.  

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