26 February 2021
2.00pm - 3.00pm

COVID-19 has done what many government officials, CEOs and CTOs found hard to do. Accelerate digitalisation. Government officials and business executives all have vital roles to play in guiding their countries and organisations to function effectively through the COVID-19 crisis. The scale and impact pose a real threat to a nation’s survival and business continuity in companies everywhere. It has also significantly impacted every aspect of life – from a nation’s competitive advantage, enterprises, economies operations and financial systems, to society and everyday life. It is reshaping the world as we know it.

In the quest to beat the market while reducing the risk of another global financial crisis, banking and finance companies around the globe are adopting high-performance computing (HPC) solutions. The current incumbents will have to match the turnaround time with existing workloads to compete against the newer Financial organisations. Having greater computing power will increase competitive advantages in the market.

The speed and need to digitalise a nation or business has gathered greater momentum and urgency. It is vital for our government agencies, enterprises and IHLs to leverage high performance computing technologies to help achieve innovations with agility and precision.

It is through data that ground-breaking scientific discoveries are made, game-changing innovations are fuelled, and quality of life is improved for billions of people around the globe. HPC is the foundation for scientific, industrial, and societal advancements.

This webinar will allow attendees to understand various scientific expertise and the high performance computing capabilities for the Banking and Finance industry. Our invited speakers will also share more about the emerging applications of AI & behavioural analytics in financial services and how the traders of tomorrow can benefit through AI.

Examples of HPC application areas and case studies will help give you a better grasp of how you can apply HPC in your work. Learn how to access the petascale (a quadrillion floating-point operations per second) ASPIRE 1, Singapore’s first national supercomputer at the National Supercomputing Centre (NSCC).

HPC resources are beneficial in a variety of ways and in a number of different sectors. It enables research of the highest computational complexity and data-intensiveness to be completed in shorter time spans. It enables areas like advanced modelling & simulation, artificial intelligence, machine learning and Big Data analytics for fields like genomics, biomolecular modelling, advanced manufacturing and design, digital twin technologies, weather forecasting, climate research and quantum computing.

2.00PM – 2.05PM: Welcome Remarks by Mr. Sopnendu Mohanty, Chief Fintech Officer, Monetary Authority of Singapore

2.05PM – 2.10PM: Welcome Remarks by Prof. Tan Tin Wee, CE, NSCC

2.10PM – 2.20PM: Introduction to NSCC & ASPIRE 1 by Mr. Bernard Tan, Director, Strategy, Planning and Engagement, NSCC , Singapore

2.20PM – 2.35PM: Sharing of use cases Dr. Prasanta Bhattacharya, Research Scientist & Innovation Lead, IHPC (A*STAR) & Adjunct Assistant Professor (NUS Business School)

2.35PM – 2.50PM: Sharing of use cases Dr. John Ashley (PhD), General Manager, Financial Services and Technology, NVIDIA

2.50PM – 3.00PM: Q&A Session

Dr. Prasanta Bhattacharya

Dr. Prasanta Bhattacharya is a Research Scientist and Innovation Lead with the Social and Cognitive Computing Dept. at the Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR Singapore, where he works on network science and behavioral analytics. Prasanta holds a Ph.D in Information Systems from the Department of Information Systems and Analytics, National University of Singapore, where he studied network science with a special focus on predictive and inferential methods in large social networks. His current research agenda aims at understanding the role of big data in emerging social and business applications from finance, education and healthcare. Prasanta actively collaborates with major industry partners from around the world, and has presented his research in leading computer science, information systems and marketing venues.

Dr. John Ashely

Dr. John Ashley leads the Global Financial Services and Technology team at NVIDIA. His team focuses on global trends and directions in accelerated compute and AI for the entire sector—from hedge funds, fintech, and banking to insurance. NVIDIA supports customers and partners in their adoption of accelerated computing and AI and machine learning techniques to improve time to insight, enable expanded analytics around risk and fraud, and dive deep into customer data to address key business problems. He also started and led the Professional Services Deep Learning Practice for NVIDIA and the NVIDIA Deep Learning Professional Services Partner program, managed the relationship with IBM’s Software and Cognitive Solutions groups, was a senior solutions architect for financial services in New York and London, and supported NVIDIA’s work with the Square Kilometer Array radio astronomy programs. He holds a doctorate in computational sciences and informatics and BS and MS degrees in electrical engineering. His past work experience can best be described as varied—he has been a data scientist, project manager, systems architect, database administrator, and developer and has worked in vendor, consulting, and end-user firms in utilities, government, and finance. He holds a U.S. patent in predictive analytics.

The recording of the session is available on NSCC’s YouTube page here.