We are delighted to introduce the first instalment of the Finsia Future of Finance Series. A collection of exclusive member only events that shed light on the issues that are impacting the industry today and in the future. This complimentary event for members will be held across Australia and New Zealand.
We are fortunate to have prominent leading experts joining us on this international roadshow created especially for members.
John Baird SA Fin, Former Chief Technology Officer, Deutsche Bank AG Australia and New Zealand will discuss the value of data and the emergent risks surrounding cyber security, and Victor Jiang SA Fin, Founding Partner, Sapien Ventures, will outline the fintech threats and opportunities in a globalised world and how digital distribution in online financial marketplaces are creating low cost avenues for investing, lending and raising capital across borders.
You won’t want to miss this morning session. Stay ahead of the curve about the risks and opportunitites impacting the finance industry while you network with fellow members.
Light refreshments will be provided.
We hope to see you at the first event in the Finsia Future of Finance Series.
John Baird SA Fin McompForensics, PostGrad, Computing, BSc, Computing, MAICD John’s current roles include Director of Revio Cyber Security. He is also an Advisor to the NSW Department of Finance, Services and Innovation and member of the NSW Government ICT Industry Advisory Panel of which he chaired for over 2 years and was the former Director of Global Technology Production and Chief Technology Officer Australia & New Zealand at Deutche Bank.
Through these roles, John gained broad reach across all facets of the business. He has a strong understanding and experienced perspectives on innovation within the financial services industry.
He has more than 30 years of private sector experience in delivering change management and implementing and adopting information communications and technology solutions that align with business goals. John received his Masters of Computer Forensics, Digital Forensics from Macquarie University.
Victor Jiang SA Fin Victor is a serial entrepreneur and Founding Partner of Sapien Ventures — a fintech and online marketplace-focused venture capital firm with presence across Silicon Valley, Sydney, Melbourne & Shanghai.
Victor started his first company in Sydney at age 23, then took it to Europe where he lived and worked across twelve countries over a fifteen year span. After being acquired into IBM via a software company he was involved in, Victor led IBM’s enterprise-data-management business for its London investment banking and capital markets sector, and achieved 410% revenue growth in 2008 despite the GFC.
Founding SkillSapien in 2012 — an online marketplace for consulting professionals, Victor has since spent most of his time in Silicon Valley, where he built up a broad network of tech investors, business advisors and serial entrepreneurs. From this network Sapien Ventures was born — a VC firm dedicated to “bringing Silicon Valley knowhow to Australian tech entrepreneurs with a global outlook”.
Sapien Ventures’ first investment, HashChing.com.au — an online marketplace for mortgage brokers, just announced last month that it broke through $1 billion in mortgage applications processed through the platform, in less than three months after Sapien’s investment.
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