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Asia: The Next Frontier for Fintech Innovation?

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The Asian region is at the forefront of financial innovation with consumers openly embracing digital and mobile solutions across all aspects of their lives. Payments, banking and financial services are no exception. This translates to a huge appetite for fintech in the region, with venture capital-backed investments in Asian fintech companies reaching $1.2 billion in the third quarter of 2016, accounting for approximately half of VC funding globally. Companies in the region are transforming their digital operations tremendously and are building some of the world’s most successful tech giants.

Singapore has established a thriving financial centre of international repute, serving not only its domestic economy, but also the wider Asia Pacific region. What can we learn from these successful tech Asian companies and more importantly, how can European fintech startups and scale-ups maximize growth opportunities in the region? 

Join us for a two-hour round table discussion on "Asia: The Next Frontier for Fintech Innovation?" with Mario Aquino, Managing Partner of FutureLabs Ventures.

Mario Aquino brings over 20 years of investment, business building and executive management experience in big data & advanced analytics. and is a core expert on digital innovation, Fintech, Cybersecurity, AI/AA. Prior to FutureLabs, Mario Aquino was a Partner of McKinsey  & Company  where he co-founded McKinsey   Solutions   and   led  the   broader  McKinsey   New  Ventures  group  in  Asia-Pacific (McKinsey's innovation & corporate venture capital division).  As leader of McKinsey Solutions / New Ventures, Mario identified distinctive B2B data & analytics start-ups and helped them collaborate with large corporate organizations to capture real economic value from innovation. During his tenure at McKinsey,  he scaled the Solutions / New Ventures team to over 300 professionals in the region and 30+ distinctive data & analytics portfolio companies which have become global innovators in many fields such as: marketing & pricing analytics, Fintech, AI, people analytics.

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