11 November 2021 08:00am – 10:30am


NUS FinTech Lab: Reimagining Innovation

Prof. Mohan Kankanhalli

NUS School of Computing

Assoc. Prof. Ke-Wei Huang

Department of Information Systems and Analytics
NUS School of Computing


Assoc. Prof. Keith Carter

NUS FinTech Lab

Daniel Tenengauzer

Head of Markets Strategy

Ikuma Ueno

Head of Crypto Strategy

Anke Liu

Community and Events Manager
Stellar Development Foundation

Rajesh Sreenivasan

Equity Partner
Rajah & Tann
Singapore LLP

Ross Edwards

Global Head of Client Solutions

Christian Hsieh

Co-Founder, CEO

The rise of cryptocurrency has led to innovations such as PlayMining and Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs). Explore these innovations, the opportunities they bring, and how we can protect our digital identity and data privacy.

Prof. Huang will be moderating this session.

Creepy Cryptos

In this session we will explore:
– How cryptocurrency volatility affects financial stability
– The heightened posture for regulation and supervision
– How stable coins generate liquidity

PlayMining: Play & Earn New experience

Can you earn cryptocurrencies and NFTs from simply playing a game? Find out more as DEA shares their business model and their future vision for GameFi and the Metaverse.

Seeking yield in the crypto market

How is crypto yield generated and what should crypto investors know to take advantage of it? The session will cover the emerging fixed income market development in the crypto sector and introduce a few ways for investors to earn yield.

Regulation in the crypto space

This session will touch on practical aspects of the regulatory framework surrounding the provision of services in the crypto field and online payment space. Find out more about the laws and acts in Singapore’s context!

Enabling payment businesses

What are the key challenges payment businesses have today?
Learn how businesses can overcome these challenges as well as the importance of the tokenized economy in the future!

Assoc. Prof. Ke-Wei Huang

Dr. Ke-Wei Huang is an Associate Professor with the Department of Information Systems and Analytics, at the School of Computing, National University of Singapore (NUS). Currently, he also serves as the master and doctoral programs director for Asian Institute of Digital Finance at NUS. He got his Ph.D. degree in Information Systems from Stern School of Business at New York University. His fields of research include innovation research for knowledge workers, using machine learning to improve social science research methods, and machine learning applications in finance or accounting. His works have been published in Information Systems Research, Strategic Management Journal, Production and Operations Management, Quantitative Marketing and Economics, Journal of Economics & Management Strategy, IEEE Transaction on Engineering Management, Decision Support Systems, and ACM Transactions on MIS.

Assoc. Prof. Keith Carter

Keith Carter is an Associate Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS) School of Computing, Department of Information Systems and Analytics. He is  Director of the NUS Ripple FinTech Lab an experiential education lab and Co-Director of the Crystal Centre a deep-tech FinTech thinktank of cryptocurrency, security, technology and algorithms. He also teaches business leaders in the Advanced Computing for Executives and the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. He is a member of the Singapore CyberSecurity Consortium and member of the NUS AI Lab

Actionable Intelligence: A guide to delivering Business Results with Big Data, Fast!” Wiley, New York 2014. Reached top 100 books in Amazon and Top 3 books for Competitive Intelligence by Cipher Systems.

He is a contributing author to the book “Leading with IT: Lessons from Singapore’s First CIO” by Professor Alex Siow published by Wiley 2021.

He has an MBA from Cornell University and a Bachelor’s in Electrical and Computer Systems Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Before joining NUS, he worked at Estee Lauder and Accenture. His mission is to help businesses, governments and people succeed with actionable intelligence.

Danny Tenengauzer

Danny Tenengauzer is Head of Markets Strategy at BNY Mellon. In this role, Danny heads strategy efforts for our clients, providing them with original insights into the world’s asset and currency flows, equipped by the firm’s unique position at the center of the global financial system. Boasting more than 20 years of cross-asset experience on both the buy and sell sides, Danny is a seasoned global macro researcher, informed by lengthy periods working on four continents. He joined BNY Mellon from Tse Capital Management, a New York-based hedge fund, where he was director of research, overseeing currencies and fixed income exposures globally.

Before Tse, Danny supported foreign exchange and fixed income sales and trading at some of the world’s largest banks, from emerging market debt and FX at Goldman Sachs, to G10 research at Lehman Brothers, and emerging markets fixed income strategy at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He holds an MSc in Finance and Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science, an MA in Economics and European Studies and a BA in Economics and International Relations both from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He has also been published in academic journals and speaks several languages, including Portuguese, Hebrew and Spanish.

Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Danny is passionate for marine life and scuba diving. For the past seven years he and both his sons have been carefully following coral bleaching and the environmental degradation of marine parks in Cozumel, Mexico. Even though Danny is a lousy runner, he managed to complete five NYC marathons and one Staten Island half marathon.

Ikuma Ueno

Ikuma Ueno is responsible for the management strategy and global expansion of DEA’s crypto asset and blockchain operations. Specifically, Ueno works to formulate a wide variety of strategies to popularize DEP with new applications and plan and promote new businesses.

He brings to his work many years of experience leading projects related to blockchain/distributed ledger technology. Formerly with Mizuho Financial Group, he helped to establish a department specializing in banking operations, custody operations and FinTech. In New York at RRE Ventures, Ueno was involved in venture investments and then went on to set up OTC crypto asset trading operations for institutional investors at Cumberland DRW.

Anke Liu

Anke is a community and events manager at the Stellar Development Foundation. At SDF, Anke contributes to the broader Stellar ecosystem by coordinating events, fostering relationships with universities and other educational organizations, as well as engaging, supporting, and growing the thriving community of Stellar developers and enthusiasts. As a committed globe-trotter, Anke has a deep interest in other cultures and has a passion for financial inclusion.

Rajesh Sreenivasan

Rajesh heads the Technology, Media & Telecommunications Practice at Rajah & Tann, and also the co-founder & Director of Rajah & Tann Technologies and Rajah & Tann Cybersecurity.

He has been advising clients on matters relating to technology, cybersecurity, data protection, telecommunications, electronic commerce, distributed ledger technology implementations, cloud computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, digital forensics and social media for over twenty years.

Rajesh is unanimously ranked as a Tier 1 lawyer for TMT in publications such as Chambers Asia Pacific and The Legal 500 Asia Pacific since 2008. He was also recognised as Lawyer of the Year in Media Law by Best Lawyers 2021, and an Elite Practitioner in Technology and Telecommunications by Asialaw Profiles 2021.

As Rajah & Tann Asia’s Technology Advisor, Rajesh played a major role in moving the network forward in digitalisation, and as a result, garnering the accolade of being the winner of “Law Firm Strategy” at the Financial Times (FT) Innovative Lawyers Asia-Pacific Awards 2020.

Ross Edwards

Ross Edwards is an experienced professional in innovative payment use cases and solutions, as well as broader application of technology and implementation of transformational change, having worked in financial services for over 17 years. He joined Ripple in mid-2015, jointly opening up the first international office in Sydney, Australia, working with banks and financial institutions globally on the use of Ripple technology to enable new payment services for their customers. Ross is now the Global Head of Client Solutions at Ripple, having responsibility within the Global Sales team for engaging customers and partners on the development of payment use cases, supporting business cases and preparation for business and technology implementation of new services, focused on enabling customers to run a streamlined, high-performance payments business. Ross also works across the development of solutions and technology for future use cases including Ripple’s point of view on CBDCs and working to bring long-term vision for these new forms of money to life.

Christian Hsieh

Christian Hsieh is the co-founder and CEO of Tokenomy Technologies, a crypto asset management platform offering spot and margin trading, yield-enhancing products, crypto loans and custody services. Tokenomy is the innovation partner of INDODAX, the largest regulated digital asset exchange in Indonesia.

Prior to this role, Christian was the Chief Financial Officer of INDODAX. He has been following the cryptocurrency sector since 2013 and is knowledgeable about bitcoin, cryptocurrencies, blockchain technology, and its various applications. Christian is also on the board of the IDK Foundation, the issuer of an Indonesian Rupiah stablecoin on the blockchain.

Christian is a former Executive Director at J.P. Morgan based in Singapore. As a financial advisor, he provided investment consulting services and built partnerships with entrepreneurs and leading enterprises in Southeast Asia. Christian holds an MBA from Brigham Young University. He is an active investor in technologies and social ventures.