INDX 2.0: The Future of Philippine Digital Economy: Issues, Impact, and Innovation

Join hundreds of the Philippines’ brightest minds in Fintech to learn and innovate your plans for a digital future.

For two days on November 22-23, 2022, INDX 2.0 will push forward insightful keynote talks, new cutting-edge technologies, and unparalleled opportunities to connect with Fintech experts.



Day 1 | November 22, 2022

8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration / Welcome Coffee

8:30 – 8:40 AM
Philippine National Anthem
Opening Performance

8:40 – 8:50 AM
Welcome Address
Lito Villanueva
Founding Chairman, FinTech
EVP & Chief Innovation and Inclusion Officer, RCBC
Chief Digital Transformation Advisor, YGC
Chairman, Alliance of Digital Finance Associations
Introduction of the Guest of Honor

8:50 – 9:30 AM
The Philippine’ Economic and Digital Roadmap
Secretary Benjamin E. Diokno
Department of Finance
BSP Governor Felipe M. Medalla
Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas
National Digital Transformation – The Way Forward
9:35 – 9:50 AM Keynote: Digital Transformation for an Inclusive and Sustainable Development Growth Deputy Governor Bernadette

Bangko Sentral ng
9:55 – 10:10 AM The Philippine Digital Transformation Strategy: Addressing the Challenges and Future Prospects
There are obvious benefits that government digital transformation can bring to a nation and its citizens such as increased productivity and jobs, efficiencies in the delivery of services, and empowerment of government agencies, industries, and citizens.

While conceptually it is an achievable vision, government digital transformation is not without its challenges. This presentation will focus on issues and key challenges such as the digital divide between standards & regulations in e-commerce, digitally competent workforce, cybersecurity readiness, budgets and investments
William Emmanuel Yu, Ph.D.
CTO, MDi Novare
Professor, Ateneo de Manila University
Consultant, Secure Connections
10:10 – 11:10 AM Panel Discussion 1: Philippines Through Digital Transformation and Inclusion
As we are now living with the new normal, the use of digital technology and digital transformation have become important for Filipinos in coping with the present crisis, moving towards economic recovery, and getting us back on track towards our long-term aspirations. However, it is still below its potential, with the country’s digital adoption generally trailing behind many regional neighbors. The “digital divide” between those with and without internet leads to unequal access to social services and life-changing economic opportunities

In this panel, industry leaders and experts will discuss current issues and challenges and address societal deficits concerning the digital divide, provide policy recommendations that foster innovation and foster a robust and transformed business environment.
Moderator: Roby Alampay, News Anchor, One News and Asia Regional Adviser, International Media Support (IMS)

  • Amb. Chantale Wong, United States Executive Director, AsianDevelopment Bank
  • Eugene S. Acevedo, Chairman, Asian Bankers Association, President & CEO, RCBC
  • Usec. Rosemarie G. Edillon, Undersecretary for Policy & Planning, National Economic & Development Authority
  • Usec. David I. Almirol Jr. Undersecretary for eGovernment, Department of Information and Communication Technology
  • Shailesh Baidwan, Group President, Voyager Innovations and Maya Philippines, CoFounder, Maya Bank
  • Jean-Marc Arbogast, Country Manager, International Finance Corporation IWorld Bank Group
11:10 – 12:00 PM Panel Discussion 2: The Philippine HealthTech Market: Challenges and New Opportunities
The COVID-19 pandemic has indeed transformed the healthcare norm globally, giving rise to digital health solutions that directly connect the provider and patient. This growing openness to HealthTech innovations may have huge prospects, but also presents immediate challenges that need to be addressed such as; technology access and lack of technology awareness especially in remote areas, underdeveloped healthtech infrastructure and unharmonized healthcare data. This presentation will tackle the various issues faced by the government and healthcare industry, including the various initiatives in promoting health tech. It will share regional success stories and lessons learned from other Asian countries.
Moderator: RJ Ledesma, Co-Founder, Mercato Centrale & EnterPH, TV Personality and Host

  • Atty. Michael T. Toledo, Head of Government Relations & PublicAffairs, Metro Pacific Investments Corp.
12:00 – 1:00 Lunch and Networking  
1:00 – 1:15 PM Track 1: Alternative Digital Insurance Distribution Channels: Maximizing Insurance Technology While Protecting Consumers Atty. Cynthia Roxas-Del Castillo, Senior Partner, Member of the Executive Board & Head of the Securities Group, Romulo Mabanta Buenaventura Sayoc & De Los Angeles
1:15 – 2:15 PM Panel Discussion 3: Digital Transformation of the Agricultural Value Chain: Trends, Opportunities, Challenges, Success Stories & The Role of Science
Digitalization of agriculture will make a significant contribution to solving urgent sustainability challenges that follow the design of our political, social, legal and economic framework.

This presentation will share the various initiatives,
success stories and recommendations towards
achieving a sustainability and digital transformation in
agriculture based on various perspectives, and strategic
governance approach in which science and society
collaborations plays a central role
Featured Presentation: Tomer Heyvi, Economic Counselor and Head of Mission, Israel Economic and Commercial to the Philippines, Ministry of Economy & Industry

  • Dr. Jaime Aristotle B. Alip, Founder and Chairman, CARD MRI
  • Tomer Heyvi, Economic Counselor and Head of Mission, Israel Economic and Commercial to the Philippines, Ministry of Economy & Industry
2:15 – 3:15 PM Panel Discussion 4: Digital Transformation and the Future of Education: Trends, Challenges Future Adoption
This presentation will look into the overall strategy or direction of digital transformation in the education sector, including addressing the skills gap to achieve meaningful digital adoption of future leaders and stakeholders
Moderator: RJ Ledesma, Co-Founder, Mercato Centrale & EnterPH, TV Personality and Host

  • Dr. Reynaldo B. Vea, President, Mapua University
  • John Benedict D. Bellosillo, Head of Growth, Bukas
  • Henry Motte-Muñoz, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer,
3:15 – 4:15 PM Panel Discussion 5: Entrepreneurial Growth: Promoting Digital and Innovative MSME Financing
– What are the key challenges facing MSMEs that limits their growth?
– How does innovation in lending help MSMEs?
– What are the new approaches to MSME financing?
Featured Presentation: Qamar Saleem, Regional Industry Manager APAC, Financial Institutions Group, International Finance Corporation I World Bank Group

Moderator: Roby Alampay, News Anchor One News and Asia Regional Adviser, International Media Support (IMS)

  • Donald Evangelista, Country Manager, Tala Financing Philippines
  • Eillen Mangubat, President & Chief Operating Officer, Asialink FinanceCorp.
  • Dennis Gatuslao, SVP and Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer, CIS
  • Magellan Fetalino III, Head ofAlternative Finance, Innovation Garage, UBX Philippines
4:15 – 5:15 PM Panel Discussion 6: Innovation and Digital Transformation: How are the Philippine MSMEs Performing
– What is the current state of MSMEs Digitalization
– What are the major barriers that MSMEs face?
– How can Philippine MSMEs be more competitive?
Moderator: Mary Jean T. Pacheco, Assistant Secretary, Digital Philippines & eCommerce Lead, Department of Trade and Industry

  • Martha Borja, Country Head, Grab Financial Group- Philippines
  • Zdenek Jankovsky, Executive Director, Home Credit Philippines
  • Edison Tsai, Executive Director, SeedIn Technology
  • Robert Bastillo, President & CEO, Small Business Corporation
5:20 PM Wrap-up, Acknowledgement (End of Day One)  
8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration / Welcome Coffee
8:30 – 8:35 AM Recap of the Previous Proceeding Daniela Laurel, Anchor, ONE News & Bloomberg TV Philippines

Digital Transformation – Tech Insights

8:35 – 8:50 AM Keynote: Legislating Digital Assets for Greater Consumer Protection Senator Mark A. Villar Chairman, Senate Committee on Banks, Financial Institutions, and Currencies, Senate of the Philippines
8:55 – 9:10 AM Yes to Digital Asset Innovation, No to Cryptocurrency Speculation Ravi Menon, Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore
9:15 – 9:50 AM Track 3: API’s, Open Banking and New Business Models
This session will explore practical examples and new business models on APIs and how open banking provides new and innovative consumer solutions to demonstrate the value of open banking and to maximize its potential to all consumerbases.
Featured Presentation: Todd Schweitzer, CoFounder & CEO, Brankas

Moderator: Daniela Laurel, News Anchor, Producer, One News, Main Host

  • Atty. Mark Gorriceta, Managing Partner, Gorriceta Africa Cauton & Saavedra
    Sagar Siva Shankar, Operations Officer, Creating Markets Advisory, International Finance Corporation I World Bank Group
    Derrick Loi, General Manager, International Business, Digital Technologies, Ant Group
    John Broxis, Managing Director, Open Banking Exchange & Europe
9:50– 10:50 AM Fintech Panel Discussion 7: From Pandemic to Economic Growth: How FinTech’s are Driving and Enabling Economic Recovery, Growth & Financial Inclusion
This presentation will elaborate the critical roles that fintech companies play in the national economic recovery, path towards growth post covid-19 and its involvement as an important component particularly in government initiative programs such as financial and digital inclusion.
Moderator: Quintin Pastrana, Head of Business Development & President WEnergy Power Pilipinas

  • Manish Bhai, Founder & CEO, Uno Digital Bank
  • Lito Villanueva, Chairman Fintech Alliance.Ph, EVP & Chief Innovation and Inclusion Officer, RCBC
  • Isabel Ridad, Chief Operating Officer & Acting CEO, Paymongo
  • Paolo Azzola, Chief Strategy Officer, Maya Philippines
  • Martha Sazon, President & CEO, GCash
10:50 –11:50 AM Panel Discussion 8: Digital Transformation of The Financial Sector: Key Challenges for Competencies Development
Digital transformation and emerging new technologies present a huge advantage in the development and innovation of products and services particularly of companies operating in the financial sector. However, this rapid technological advancement also means compelling individuals to upskill and develop relevant competencies.

This presentation will explore the key challenges in necessitating the development of new competencies specifically related to the use of ICT and development of talent especially in the light of digital transformation, and other knowledge-intensive technological solutions
Keynote Speaker: Emilio B. Aquino, Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission

Moderator: Daniela Laurel, Anchor, ONE News & Bloomberg TV Philippines
  • Wei Zhou, President & CEO,
  • Christo Georgiev, Country Manager & Chief Operations Officer, Finscore
  • Edison Tsai, Executive Director, SeedIn Technology
  • Dr. Roberto Martin N. Galang, Dean, John Gokongwei School of Management, Ateneo de Manila University
  • Radu Tatucu, Senior Financial Sector Specialist, The World Bank
11:50 – 12:05 PM Track 4: Trends in MarTech: Issues on Clickable Links Triton Dsouza, Vice President – Southeast Asia, Netcore Cloud
12:05 – 1:00 PM Lunch and Networking  
1:00 – 1:15 PM Track 5: Force Multiplier: Unified, Real-time Fraud Risk Management + AML Compliance to Combat Financial Crimes in Banks Jayaprakash Kavala, Chief Product Officer, Clari5 (CustomerXPS)
1:15 – 1:30 PM Track 6: Predicting Cyberattacks – Could this be possible? Mike Henry, Chief Technology Officer, CYFIRMA
1:30 – 1:45 PM Track 7: Future of Conversational AI for the Financial Sector Ravi Saraogi, Co-Founder & President of Asia Pacific, Uniphore
1:45 – 2:30 PM Panel Discussion 9: How AI & Metaverse Will Revolutionize the Banking & Financial Sector
As customer expectations and behavior changes rapidly, the inclusion of digital technologies in the banking and finance sector has been an impetus to offer customers a new type of experience.

This presentation will look into how AI & Metaverse will revolutionize the banking and finance sector in terms of operation, business opportunities and the benefits to its customers? and What will be the key role of Fintech in banking in AI and Metaverse?
Moderator: : Imelda Tiongson, Chairperson, Pru Life UK & Trustee, Fintech Alliance PH

  • Miguel Cuneta, Co-Founder, Rebittance.
  • Kenneth Stern, General Manager, Binance Academy Philippines
  • Nichel Gaba, Founder & CEO, Philippine Digital Asset Exchange (PDAX)
2:30-3:15 Panel Discussion 10: Leveraging Key Sectors: Scaling InsurTech in the Philippines
This presentation will provide insights on unlocking the huge untapped potential of insurtech in the Philippines to further scale protection coverage to at least 50% of the population.
Moderator: Daniela Laurel, Anchor, ONE News & Bloomberg TV Philippines

  • Gani Cuyugan, Co-Founder & Chief Sales Officer, Kwik.Insure
  • Allan Tumbaga, Chief Customer & Marketing Officer, Pru Life UK
  • Raoul Antonio E. Littaua, President & Chief Executive Officer, Insular Life
  • Justin Arcenas, Managing Director, RuralNet Inc.
  • Wick A. Veloso, President & General Manager, Government Service Insurance System (GSIS)
3:15 – 3:30 PM Track 8: Blockchain Technology and its Impact on Business Kenneth Stern, General Manager, Binance Academy Philippines
3:30 – 4:30 PM Panel Discussion 11: Crypto in 2023- Misconceptions, Lessons & Opportunities Ahead
In the last few years, cryptocurrencies have grown in popularity. The cryptocurrencies market has become popular and profitable but is no less than a roller-coaster ride as many crypto have already evaporated with the recent crash in prices. This presentation will explore the lessons, misconceptions and how the emerging technologies underpinning cryptos will transform the future nature of money and finance.
Moderator: Daniela Laurel, Anchor, ONE News & Bloomberg TV Philippines

  • Oliver Chato, Director for Information and Communications Technology, Securities & Exchange Commission
4:30 – 4:45 PM Track 9: Transforming from Brick and Mortar to Brick and Click
This session will discuss how technology can transform a traditional brick and mortar business to a brick and click model, what challenges businesses face in integrating with financial service providers, and how Open APIs can enable speed to market to scale up businesses.
Bryan Makasiar, Senior AVP and Head for Digital Business, PETNET (PeraHub)
4:45 – 4:50 PM
Closing remarks, End of Summit


Post A Comment