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Cyber & Crypto Panel Discussion - Cryptocurrency Promise, Hype or Reality
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When: Thursday 26 Jul 2018
7:30 AM until 9:30 AM
Where: The Gallery, Grand Hyatt Singapore
10 Scotts Road
Contact: 6738 7917

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Cyber & Crypto Panel Discussion - Cryptocurrency Promise, Hype or Reality

The heat is on with digital currencies, wallets and exchanges. Reactions from regulators across the globe vary from bans to wholehearted promotion. The world has been abuzz with the promise found in cryptocurrencies as with the underlying technology to change the world of money and payments. But these cryptocurrencies are not without risks. Concerns are mounting as they breakaway from institutionalized systems, measures and controls bringing forth dark realities of criminal exploitation such as money laundering and terrorist financing. And these same concerns apply to initial coin offerings.

With the G20 regulatory recommendations on the global regulation of cryptocurrencies round the corner, how will enforcement agencies, banks and financial institutions navigate through issues of innovation, protection and abuse? Will the future of cryptocurrencies be shrouded with skepticism or embraced into the mainstream? What are the critical factors needed for cryptocurrencies and initial coin offerings to become a reality?


We have brought together a panel of experts to share their insights on the current state of cryptocurrencies and how businesses and organizations are reacting to the shift in the digital age. Deloitte APAC Financial Crime Network Leader Tim Phillipps will present an in-depth overview on how to effectively assess, prevent and respond to areas of financial crime. Followed by a panel discussion with's Founder and CEO Julian Kwan and Bank of Singapore's Head of Investment Strategy Eli Lee to share their experience and knowledge on the future of cryptocurrencies. The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. 


  Tim Phillipps - Partner SEA Forensic and Analytics Leader, APAC Financial Crime Network Leader, Deloitte

Tim leads the Southeast Asia Forensic and Analytics practices and is also the APAC Leader for the Financial Crime Network in Deloitte. He has over 3 decades of experience in the areas of financial crime, forensic and dispute services, analytics and enforcement. Having been in regional and global positions for more than 14 years, Tim has played an instrumental role in developing market-leading capabilities in Deloitte offices around the globe.

Tim is regularly engaged by financial institutions and global corporations to advise on financial crimes such as money laundering, bribery, corruption, fraud and economic and trade sanctions. He is able to combine his expertise and knowledge of the subject to rapidly mobilise his strong network of regional offices to come up with relevant and strategic solutions to tackle the increasingly sophisticated nature of the issue.

Julian Kwan - Founder and CEO of

Julian is Founder and CEO of, a capital markets licensed global real estate investment platform HQ in Singapore, building tech that creates a new, better and alternative investment universe. He is also Founding team of - Token for Powering Real Estate Platforms, - Real Estate Security Token Exchange and - Real Estate Blockchain Thinktank - helping to educate and build the benefits for the real estate industry from the implementation of blockchain technologies.

Julian invest his own family capital (2H Cap) and maintain advisory roles with multi-family offices investing into Real Estate, Proptech and Blockchain startups through family office 2H Capital, and an EIR (Entrepreneur in Residence) at INSEAD SG campus. In 2000 in Shanghai, he co-founded the Mailman Group (recently taking investment from Wecapital and Wesai). 

In 2006, Julian co-founded Space Development, expanded into the Space Group, a real estate investment and development business. In 2007 he built, operated & then sold China’s leading boutique property and China/Asia’s 1st Carbon Neutral hotel, URBN hotels. From 2008-2011, he was elected President of the Entrepreneurs Organization Shanghai Chapter.

Eli Lee - Head of Investment Strategy, Bank of Singapore

As the Head of Investment Strategy at Bank of Singapore, Eli plays a key role in developing thought leadership in asset allocation and thematic strategies across global asset classes. He is a central member of Bank of Singapore’s investment committee, which determines the bank’s overall investment direction, and also sits on the OCBC Group Wealth Panel. Eli has over a decade of industry experience and, prior to joining Bank of Singapore, headed the special situations research team at OCBC Bank. As a thought-leader in the industry, Eli’s views on investments, finance and technology disruption are often featured in international media, including the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg and CNBC, and he is a frequent keynote speaker at investment conferences.


Angela Teng - Blockchain Reporter, Tech in Asia

Angela Teng, has been named the Most Promising Journalist of The Year at the Securities Investors Association Singapore (Sias) Investor's Choice Awards 2017. 

Some big stories that Ms Teng wrote included a report on Singapore’s status as a financial hub, which had taken a knock as a result of events including exchange outages, high-profile insider trading and market manipulation probes, and serious lapses in anti-money laundering processes. The report, Finance Hub Status takes a Hit, but the Money’s on S’pore Bouncing Back, critically examined the issues affecting Singapore’s financial sector.

In another report, Crowdfunding Platforms Gaining Ground in S’pore, Ms Teng explored the practice of crowdfunding, which has been rapidly gaining momentum, and debunked the perception that investing in start-ups, for example, is only for the super-rich. And in another report, SGX Reviews its Regulations amid Raft of Delistings, she examined the factors behind companies being privatised and looked at what needed to be done to improve market liquidity.

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$55 AustCham members 
$75 AustCham member guest**
$90 Guest

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