29 - 30 November, 2016
Hotel Nikko Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Sonia Wedrychowicz

Managing Director, Digital Bank
DBS Bank
Sonia Wedrychowicz joined DBS Bank in February 2015 as Managing Director, COO & Head of Business Solutions of the Digital Bank. She brings immense depth and breadth of consumer banking and commercial banking experience spanning over 20 years. Her scope of responsibilities at DBS include: digital product development and management, UX design, risk and control as well as operational delivery.

Between 2012 and 2015, Wedrychowicz was the Country Head of Consumer Bank at Standard Chartered Bank in Malaysia. She was responsible for the strategy, development, and management of the bank’s consumer business which included a network of more than 40 branches all over Malaysia, employing over 1,600 people. She also chaired the bank’s financial education programme initiative aimed at improving financial literacy, and was part of the bank’s Women Initiative Network.  

Starting her banking career in Citibank in 1994, Sonia rose through the ranks and held various roles in transaction banking before becoming the Deputy CEO of Citibank Poland as well as Head of Consumer Banking.

She has also held other leadership roles including Chairman of the Board of Junior Achievement Foundation, Member of the Supervisory Board of Handlowy – Leasing S.A., and Member of the Supervisory Board of Bank Handlowy Brokerage House.

Sonia is an avid kickboxer and enjoys travelling across Asia and around the world. She holds a Master’s degree in Foreign Trade from Warsaw School of Economics and a BA in European Business Studies from Brunel University in London. She lives in Singapore together with her husband and two children.

09:50 Keynote Panel Discussion: Embracing Digital Disruption in Financial Services

  • Developing agile strategies and business model to tackle digital disruption and enhance your value proposition
  • Identifying emerging innovations that will have the greatest impact on the financial services industry
  • Using technology to tackle regulatory requirements and changes to effectively deliver regulatory transformation

13:20 Panel Discussion 1: Discuss Key Drivers and Latest Technology Trends in Shaping Product Development to Differentiate Yourselves from Competitors

  • Analysing business processes to develop and design highly successful automated solutions for mobile banking apps and e-payment services
  • Capitalising on the latest technologies such as blockchain to increase effectiveness in transaction monitoring
  • How to encourage wider use of new digital services in the early phase

15:50 Case Study: Cultivating Startup Thinking in a Corporate Environment to Build an End-To-End Bank Based on Mobile App in Less Than 12 Months

  • Leveraging the benefits of domain knowledge vs fresh thinking
  • Building support within the company to counter crash-through mentality
  • Incorporating small teams of “Formula one drivers" with their roles and responsibilities in organisational charts to be more agile
  • Adopting leadership with a vision and its importance to successfully nurture talent in a dynamically changing environment

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Sonia.

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