Mondato Summit Asia 2018 - The next wave of digital services in emerging Asia

Throughout Southeast and South Asia, companies are taking advantage of extraordinary mobile and smartphone penetration, which has led to proliferation of social media and e- and m-commerce. These new digital channels have provided a conduit for delivering more advanced digital financial services, and entry points for promoting access to un/underserved populations. The space is fast building momentum, and though there also now some established “giants” increasingly throwing money around through joint ventures and acquisitions, it is doubtful that we are approaching anywhere near maturity for the digital finance & commerce (DFC) space in the region.

The firm selected Indonesia as its host country becomes of its many rising stars, which includes increasingly well- established ecommerce and sharing economy marketplaces, from Lazada and UangTeman to Grab and GO-JEK. Considered by many to be experiencing a fintech boom, Indonesia is also seeing rapid growth in financial products such as P2P lending, something so far welcomed by regulators in a market with previously limited access to loans by the mass market. This all while smartphone ownership accelerates. Governments and multi-lateral organizations across the region are increasingly seeking to realize the efficiencies and growth envisioned through this “4th Industrial Revolution.”

The executive conference will explore how both incumbents and innovators alike can navigate the highly complex ecosystem across Emerging Asia’s variegated markets. Some topics which will be explored in depth include: leveraging data to better understand customer needs and wants, and how regulation can most effectively be approached, as well as making sense of emerging technologies and innovations – from AI to blockchain and crypto currencies - and more importantly, understanding the practical applications of these technologies.

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About Mondato

Mondato is a boutique management consultancy specializing in strategic, commercial and operational support for the Digital Finance and Commerce (DFC) industry. With an unparalleled team of dedicated DFC professionals and a global network of industry contacts, Mondato’s portfolio of strategic and tactical offerings target MNOs, banks, retailers, regulators, DFIs, and any other organization interested in implementing, investing in, or encouraging the development of DFC, whether as a pure play or as part of a broader proposition.

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