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Anne Weatherston
Anne Weatherston has over 28 years of experience in banking and technology. She was group CIO of ANZ Bank for four years, during which she was responsible for a major transformation of the bank’s technology strategy which resulted in a major turnaround of underlying infrastructure and the design and execution of a new technology roadmap to underpin the bank's super-regional agenda in Asia. Prior to ANZ, Anne was group CIO at Bank of Ireland. She has also played technology leadership roles at Santander, National Australia Bank and Royal Bank of Scotland.
Axel Winter
Axel Winter is former global Chief Architect and Head of Technology Strategy at Standard Chartered Bank and was driving the digital transformation and modernisation of the bank. With over 25 years of experience, Axel has previously held positions as CTO for Cisco Systems, global chief architect at GE Capital, and as a consulting executive for Deloitte and Accenture pioneering their cloud and e-business. Prior to this he ran a start-up aimed at implementing internet and e-businesses in various countries across the Asia region.
  Raymond Leung Chun-Kow
Raymond Leung has over three decades of diverse experience across banking and technology. He was previously group COO of Alliance Bank, Malaysia where he was overseeing the operations, technology and various support functions of the bank, and was instrumental in developing key strategies that encompass all aspects of the bank’s business to drive growth. Prior to joining Alliance Bank, he gained a wealth of experience in Citigroup, with assignments in Hong Kong, Toronto, New York and Singapore. He has held key positions in both country and regional capacities for operations, technology, internal audit and product management.
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