Virtual Expert Panel

IDC Conference: Financial Insights 2021

GBG is the Diamond Sponsor for the IDC Financial Insights 2021 Indonesia and Thailand conferences, with an expert panel to discuss the key topic of “Build, Buy or Rent: The Most Effective Strategy Against Financial Crime 4.0” with IDC, PWC and Krung Thai Bank.



25th August 25th August

10:10 - 10:40 


13:10 - 13:40


What you’ll learn at the event

Many FIs enter into the common dilemma of “Build, Buy, or Rent” when they are required to setup or overhaul their fraud risk systems. Our Expert Panel explores how hyperconnectivity and accelerated digitalization has further exacerbated Financial Crime 4.0¹ in Indonesia and Thailand, weighs in on the pros and cons of each option and what FIs in Indonesia and Thailand should be considering to be effective against modern day financial crimes.

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Financial crime landscape in Indonesia and Thailand

Fraud attacks are state of the art, innovative and unpredictable, which bags the question if basic rule-based engines are adequate.

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What is required in a 4.0 financial crime solution

A drill down into meeting short term and long term objectives for financial institutions using a fraud system developed in-house.

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When to build, buy, and rent, and why

Considering core and peripheral systems, infrastructure and application layer.

Meet our expert panellists

Join our panel of experts as we look across the range of solutions FIs use and discuss the upsides and pitfalls to building, buying or renting technology and platforms for fraud risk management

Michael Araneta

Associate Vice President, Head of Advisory & Research | IDC Financial Insights Asia/Pacific

Michael Araneta is Associate Vice-President for IDC Financial Insights. Mr. Araneta leads the research and consulting work for Asia/Pacific Financial Services, covering the broad range of strategic and tactical issues that Asia/Pacific institutions face as they complete their Digital Transformation programs. Mr. Araneta is the go-to analyst for advice on the technology investments that need to be made for product innovation, Big Data, customer analytics, core banking systems, risk management, and customer channel effectiveness. His research agenda has also focused on the rise of fintech opportunities in the Asia/Pacific region.

Dev Dhiman

Managing Director APAC | GBG

Dev is the Managing Director of GBG Asia Pacific. In this role, Dev is responsible to expand the business in this region, leading all business operations, building product synergies and augmenting strategic partnerships across APAC. With over 10 years of experience in collaborating with diverse digital and traditional finance and banking organisations to drive growth, Dev joins from Experian where he was Managing Director, South East Asia & Emerging APAC Markets. In that role, Dev led the go-to-market strategy for Experian’s suite of solutions across identity verification, and fraud and compliance management, and was responsible for end-to-end sales, marketing, and broader operations in APAC. Prior to that, Dev held senior finance positions in Experian spanning both EMEA and APAC remit.

Polawat Witoolkollachit

Senior Executive Vice President, Head of Technology Group | Krung Thai Bank

Dr. Polawat Witoolkollachit used to hold the position of Inspector General. (Top Management) Office of the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Digital Economy and Society and previously served as Deputy Secretary-General of the National Digital Economy and Society Committee. (Deputy Director General, Executive Director) and Division Director (High-level director) Foreign Affairs Division Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Digital Economy and Society He was also the director of the Division. (High Level Director) Information and Communication Technology Center Office of the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Public Health Currently, he is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Krungthai Computer Services Company Limited and Director of Infinitas by Krungthai Company Limited, a subsidiary of Krungthai Bank which researches and develops new digital financial products

Nitin Parmar

Partner, Financial Crime Unit | PwC South East Asia Consulting

Nitin has over 30 yrs of experience in Financial Services, ranging from capital markets trading to retail, wholesale and private banking and a deep knowledge of the payments industry. Nitin currently leads PwC'S South East Asia's Financial Crime services for monitoring and surveillance. In particular Nitin, specializes in regulations, controls, processes with regards to Fraud, Transaction Monitoring, Trade Finance, Crypto AML and Correspondent Banking. Nitin leads major reg-tech implementations, advisory and other services in the financial crime arena pertaining to the above use cases.

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