Anu Widyalankara

Director, Payments Strategy & Technology

Ernst & Young LLP

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Speaker Bio

Anu is a Director in Payments Strategy and Technology at EY with over 16 years of experience in Payments and specialises in payments technology and innovation. She has led large payments transformation initiatives across banks and other financial services organisations delivering payments infrastructure, technology transformation and new product development.

She is focused on helping clients define payments strategy, accelerate payments operations and technology transformation, infrastructure modernisation and innovation, in addition to building new payments platforms. She is passionate about disruptive innovation including artificial intelligence, quantum computing and blockchain.

Fun Fact: She dabbles in alternative rock with her piano and guitar in her free time.

Speaker Sessions


Payments Technology Re-shaping The World

30 mins
  • Track - FinTech
  • Not to be Missed
  • Anu Widyalankara

    Director, Payments Strategy & Technology

    Ernst & Young LLP

From real time payments, verticalized embedded payments to CBDCs, payments technology is changing the face of transactions for both consumers and businesses. Rapid innovation in this space increasingly enables an intricate network of capabilities that can influence consumer and organisation behaviour.

In this session we will dive in to 7 trends that are leading this revolution and understand the impact to ecosystem players and the world at large.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • Understand the key technologies enabling and disrupting Payments
  • Understand the impact to the players in this ecosystem
  • Understand how to respond to the opportunities and challenges in this landscape

This session is for you are passionate about the evolution of technology that enables payments across platforms, sectors and regions.

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