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Asia Matters Private Briefing with Gerard Mulligan, Chief Technical Officer Thompson Reuters Asia

Gerard Mulligan briefed Asia Matters Corporate Members and Key Invited Stakeholders on Emerging Technology in Financial Services, The View From Asia

In the aftermath of the global financial crisis,  financial Institutions have been forced to find cheaper, more efficient and more transparent ways of doing business while still remaining competitive. Now with over 20,000 Fintech startups in existence, innovation is beginning to gain real traction. As outlined in the IFS 2020 Strategy led by Minister Simon Harris, Fintech is targeted to be a critical comment in the growth of international financial services from Ireland.

This expert briefing showed how technology and ‘big data’ is beginning to shape the financial services landscape and the role and focus of various Fin Tech accelerators in Asia.
It will provide a valuable best practice benchmark insight into  the current and future positioning of Ireland within this important sector.

Gerard Mulligan is an Advisory Board Member of Asia Matters and  President of the Ireland Japan Chamber of Commerce. After graduation from  Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) in 1990 with a degree in Physics and Mathematics,he  moved to Japan where he has held a number of roles in the Flat Panel, Automotive and Financial Services Industry. Gerard has been at Thomson Reuters for the last 17 years and is currently the Head of Technical Account Management, Asia and Senior Company Officer for Thomson Reuters, Japan. Gerard has held a number of technology oriented roles for Thomson Reuters at country, regional and global level and currently manages a team of 60 Technical Account Managers and Client Technology Directors across Asia responsible for advising clients on various market data and trading systems across various asset classes.

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