Tokyo Financial Information & Technology Summit

Tokyo Financial Information & Technology Summit in its 13th edition is the only annual gathering of technology, data, trading, and operations experts working in Japanese banks and buy-side firms.




Senior end-user professionals



Leading international and local financial institutions from Japan



Experts from investment banks, asset managers and regulators

Tokyo Financial Information & Technology Summit in its 12th edition is the only annual gathering of technology, data, trading and operations experts working in Japanese banks and buy-side firms. The one-day agenda will dive into the latest innovation and best strategies in topics such as AI, trading operations, AML/KYC and tech infrastructures.

Kazunari Ohashi

Representative Director

CLSA Securities Japan Co. Ltd.

Mr. Ohashi is a graduate of Tokyo University, later studied at Harvard Law School, and is an attorney at law from the New York State Bar. He started his career with the Bank of Japan where he was based in the Financial System Department. Following that he did a secondment as a Senior Economist at the IMF, before returning to the Bank of Japan as a Director of the Bank Supervision Department. He has subsequently held senior level positions within 3 other financial institutions before joining CLSA, Japan in 2018 as the Head of Compliance.

His publications include "Japan’s Distressed-Debt Market” (May 2004, IMF Working Paper), "A Case for Reforming the JGB Market” (July 1998, Bank of Japan Working Paper), "Experiences of Three Eastern European Countries During the Russian Crisis – An Analysis of “Contagion’” ( March 1999, Bank of Japan Working Paper)”.

Yutaka Sakurai

Head of AI research institute

AI Finance Application Research Institute

Yutaka Sakurai is data science and AI expert with a strong background in Financial theory and practice. After more than twenty years' experience of fund manager, trader and quant in Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi and Sony Bank, he became a managing director of Research and Pricing Technology Inc.  in 2010. He started AI Finance Application Research Institute in 2017. He published a number of books on Finance and AI.

Sim Yew Ng

Head of wealth and investment solutions and portfolio manager

Azimut Investment Management Singapore

Sim Yew Ng is the Head of Wealth and Investment Solutions and Portfolio Manager of Azimut Investment Management Singapore. He leads the wealth, investment solutions and business development functions. In his portfolio management role, he manages the Global Diversified Fund and discretionary/ advisory portfolios and insurance mandates for clients.

Motoko Kuze

Chief sustainable banking officer, sustainable strategy office

Societe Generale

Motoko started her career in 2001 at Mizuho bank Paris branch before joining Societe Generale Group in 2006, where she served for 10 years in Paris and Tokyo to develop the Group’s business with Japanese Financial Institutions.

In 2016, she joined HSBC Asset Management as Fund Manager and contributed to the growth of ESG investment in Japan as Senior Market Specialist. Most recently, Motoko was with RepRisk Japan Limited, established by the world’s largest ESG technology firm RepRisk AG in 2022, as General Manager to support the acceleration of green finance in Japan by best-in-class ESG risk data.

Jason Mortimer

Head of sustainable investment (fixed income)

Nomura Asset Management

Jason Mortimer is Head of Sustainable Investment – Fixed Income and Senior Portfolio Manager at Nomura Asset Management in Tokyo. In this role, Jason is focused on fixed income ESG-integration and sustainable investing in fixed income and credit, as well as Green, Social, Sustainability Bonds and other mainstream impact investment strategies.

Before joining Nomura in August 2017, Jason was a portfolio manager at First State Investments in London responsible for emerging Asia local rates and currencies and USD sovereign debt markets. Prior to that, Jason was Vice President of EM Asia local currency rates and derivatives strategy at JPMorgan where he worked for four years in Hong Kong and Singapore.  In this role Jason was responsible for Emerging Asia duration strategy for the firms Government Bond-Emerging Market (GBI-EM) index series, as well as Asia cash bond, interest rates and derivatives market research. Jason started his career at Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Tokyo where he worked as a sales and trading associate on the Japanese yen rate swap and options desk.

Jason holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA) from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and speaks Japanese with JLPT Level 1 certification.

Kerr Hatrick

Head of execution consultancy

Goldman Sachs

Kerr Hatrick now heads execution consultancy at Goldman Sachs. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Kerr Hatrick was the Senior Algorithmic Strategist at Morgan Stanley Asia. He joined the firm in 2013 and runs the Morgan Stanley Execution Services Strategist group in Asia. His research is currently focused on intraday trading patterns and price formation in equities and futures; he has constructed and managed significant equity portfolios, and his software has won a number of external awards. He is familiar with the full spectrum of equity products, having started work in risk management and derivative pricing, and has worked as quantitative strategist for both Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank. He received his Ph.D. from University College London.

Roongthip Angkasirisan

Country function head, credit & risk management

UOB Thai

Roongthip is the Managing Director of United Overseas Bank (Thai) Public Company Limited (“UOBT”).

As a Head of Credit & Risk Management, her responsibilities include overseeing and providing supervision to credit approval and risk management functions of the bank covering Credit Risk, Market and Balance Sheet Risk, Operational Risk and Asset Management. She has more than 25 years of experiences in this field and is a champion of new initiatives rollout within the bank including IRB implementation, stress test, ESG guidelines, risk culture, etc.


Ashish Dave

Head of technology solutions group, Japan

PGIM Japan

Ashish Dave is Director and Head of Technology Solutions Group for PGIM Japan, joined year and half back after working for Asset management firm for over 13years at BlackRock. In his current role, he is responsible for technology transformation for his firm leveraging cloud. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Mumbai.

Pallab Dey

Lead data scientist

Boronia Capital

Pallab Dey is a quantitative research/analytics and technology professional and is currently leading a data science & data solutions group in the systematic trading and strategy research space in Boronia Capital. His key expertise areas include financial market assets (with exposure to equity cash and listed futures and options), low latency automated trading product development, microstructure research & analytics, statistical/predictive modelling, and big data software solutions utilizing high-frequency time series data.

Pallab Dey has held various positions in financial markets and trading areas, including research, algorithmic product design and management, and engineering roles while working with hedge fund, FinTech firms, and sell-side institutional division in investment banks. He has also conducted lectures and designed courses in UNSW business school related to trading and FinTech.

Pallab Dey holds a Ph.D. in Finance from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), a master's degree in Risk and Investment Management (Financial economics track), and a bachelor's degree in Computer Science & Engineering. He has authored academic research working papers in the area of Microstructure of the Market, Market Liquidity, and Short Selling, and frequently presents and chairs in finance conferences.

Brijesh Ammanath

Global chief information officer - trade and working capital


Brijesh Ammanath is the Global CIO for Trade and Working Capital Technology team spread across Pune and Chennai in India, London, Birmingham and Radbroke in the UK. 
Prior to Trade and Working Capital, Brijesh has played technology leadership roles in Treasury, Legal, Product Control and Market Risk in Barclays. 

Brijesh has strong international work experience having worked for over a decade in London with Merrill Lynch and later with the merged entity BoAML where he was the Technology Delivery Lead for the FX Options business.

Brijesh comes from a strong technology background, which coupled with a keen interest in the business has allowed him to develop and deliver customer centric solutions.
Brijesh’s keen interest in the Trade business and in Operations has ensured that all the technology initiatives have TWC board level support and the team collaborates across functions to drive a successful delivery. Brijesh is able to finely balance implementing Innovation to deliver transformative solutions to the business and at the same time deal with legacy IT issues built up over many years of operation.

Brijesh is a globally experienced leader with an established track-record in enabling strategic and cultural change to deliver desired business outcomes.

Conference topics include:

  • Construct a resilient technology infrastructure
  • Leverage the power of AI to optimise data delivery
  • Facilitate trading operations for efficient reporting
  • Trends and innovative strategies in AML/KYC 
  • Cyber security and regulations
  • Identify opportunities with standardised and reliable ESG data

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