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Big Data and Analytics in Financial Services Industry
by Dr. Rohan Mahadevan
 

Speaker

Dr. Rohan Mahadevan
CEO of PayPal Pte Ltd,
Senior Vice President for PayPal Asia Pacific

DATE 1 August 2017, Tuesday
VENUE SMU Administration Building
Function Rm 4-1/4-2
Level 4
81 Victoria Street
Singapore 188065
PROGRAMME
4.30pm
(Registration)
5.00pm to 6.30pm
(Presentation and Q&A by Dr. Rohan Mahadevan)
 

Synopsis

The financial services industry generates a huge volume of data on a day to day basis. To differentiate itself from the competition, financial institutions are increasingly adopting Big Data analytics as part of their core strategy. Analytics will be the critical game changer for financial services.

With more than 203 million active customer accounts, PayPal is a leader at leveraging data from its unique, closed-loop network of consumers and merchants to generate better products and services to their customers. The talk by Dr Rohan, CEO of PayPal Pte Ltd and SVP for PayPal Asia Pacific, provides insights into innovative ways which PayPal uses its extensive and diverse big data infrastructure, advanced analytics and all-star team of data analysts and scientists around the world to transform the financial services industry.

 

About the Speaker

As PayPal’s Senior Vice President of Asia, Rohan Mahadevan provides strategic direction for one of the company’s fastest-growing regions covering many of the largest commerce markets in the world, including Greater China, Japan, India and Southeast Asia. Based in Singapore, he is responsible for increasing the company’s presence and local payment capabilities to capitalize on the explosive growth of e-commerce and m-commerce across all Asian markets. His deep knowledge of PayPal’s products and capabilities drives the company vision of enabling secure payments anytime, anywhere and any way for millions of Asian consumers.

Rohan has been with PayPal since 2004 in various leadership roles. Prior to his current position, he held the dual roles of Vice President of Global Cross Border Trade and Vice President of Latin America. As VP of Global Cross Border Trade, he was responsible for defining and executing PayPal’s cross-border strategy to enable 123 million PayPal users to conveniently and safely purchase from international merchants in 190 markets. As VP of Latin America, he led the strategy and localization of PayPal’s services for domestic consumers and merchants and partners in Brazil and Mexico, opened up PayPal’s first offices in these markets with Spanish and Portuguese language support, and accelerated cross-border trade across this region.

His passion to work and understand the challenges of growing businesses is not new; his career started with his own start-up where he was founder and CEO of Aftermind Inc., a software company in the aftermarket protection industry.

Before he started his own company, Rohan was a post-doctoral scientist at Cambridge University, England. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the California Institute of Technology and a PhD from Harvard University in the field of astrophysics.

 
 
               
 
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