Future-Proof Your App Modernization Agenda for Banking and Financial Services


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Cloud acceleration should be one of the key drivers of digital transformation in BFSIs. Already, we are witnessing an increasing number of banks adopt a diversified cloud strategy focusing on 4 key benefits including cost, speed, resilience and flexibility. With 72% of BFSIs saying they will achieve higher levels of cloud maturity by 2022, the question is whether they will be identifying and prioritizing moving application, workloads, and business process to the cloud in a manner that delivers the best results.

Cloud migration and cloud operation pose many risks, which need to be addressed, but this is just the first step. Cloud-mature organizations are now moving to the edge which allows them to deliver applications that are even more user-centric than before. This means BFSIs are moving towards IT transformation supported by distributed applications and a multi-cloud approach.

Our two-part webinar series on modernizing IT frameworks for BFSIs will focus on charting the right course for towards IT modernization underpinned by the cloud, mitigating risks and moving to a distributed cloud ecosystem.

Session 2: Moving to the Edge: Deploying, Managing, and Securing a Distributed Edge Environment

Date: Wednesday, 28 September, 2022
Time: 11.00 AM – 12.00 NOON SGT

In this webinar, F5 moves a step ahead in discussing modernization evolution, wherein relentless attempts at modernization should also be balanced with effective risk mitigation especially involving cloud migration and operations. This in turn will help build a solid foundation for distributed cloud and leveraging edge applications that can help reduce TCO, complexities and deliver on-demand scalability as workload increases. This will be discussed through the prism of F5’s Edge Application Platform.



Building Resilience in the Cloud: Cloud Migration Risk & Cloud Operation Risk



Evolution of Edge and why it’s important for business?.



Edge Application Platform: How smart branches leverage on edge applications?



Practitioner’s Insights on Cloud Migration Risk and Cloud Operation Risk.

On-Demand Session 1: Workloads Primed for the Cloud – How and Why BFSI’s Should Move to Being more Cloud-Centric

Here, IDC and F5 will attempt to dissect, analyze, and strategize the cloud-centric approach perfectly suited to transform the legacy IT frameworks of BFSIs and put them on the path of modernization, backed by a cloud-centric digital transformation approach.



Highlight FSI workloads primed for cloud, and dissecting drivers for workloads migration (1) cost economics (2) agile transformation (3) Real-world challenges



Right-size the cloud priorities for banks in 2022 and beyond and why they need to take advantage of the cloud for fueling their capacity to innovate.



How can banks solve real world challenges of moving to the cloud?



Clay Miller
Senior Executive Advisor,
IDC Financial Insights Asia Pacific

Clay Miller is a Senior Executive Advisor and part of the IDC Financial Insights Asia Pacific team. His key focus areas of research and advisory are Cloud, Agile, DevSecOps, Intelligent Automation, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Clay leverages his 30+ years of experience to advise C-Level executives in Asia. Clay was the former Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for JP Insurance Thailand. While at JP, they were successful with; the first Thai Insurance Company to be 100% on the Cloud and leveraging InsurTech and leadingedge technologies. He has also worked as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and Chief Human Resource Officer (CHRO) for luminary companies as; IBM, AMD, Motorola, Kulicke & Soffa, Lattice Semiconductor, and Paradigm Geophysical. For the past eight years, he has served as a senior executive advisor at Gartner and IDC. He is originally from Texas, USA, and has lived and worked in Asia for over 23 years. Since 2012, he has had a permanent home in Thailand, and he has many deep C-Level connections throughout Asia in government and private sector.


Shahn Backer
Senior Solutions Architect,
Asia Pacific, China & Japan, F5

Shahnawaz Backer is a Senior Solutions Architect with F5. With keen interest in modern application security, digital identity, and multi-cloud security, he focuses on building security intelligence into solutions and firmly believes in automated proactive defense. He writes on IT security at f5labs.com and has co-authored a Redbook on access management deployment patterns.

Shahnawaz has over a decade of experience in Information Security, practicing in the Asia Pacific. He holds a Master of Science degree in Cybersecurity from University of West London along with multiple industry certifications like Certified Information Systems Security Professional Certification, Certified Cloud Security Professional.


Chris Bull
Senior Solutions Engineer,
Australia F5

Based in Sydney, Chris Bull has over 20 years of experience in designing network and security solutions for large enterprises and telecommunication companies in the UK, Europe, ASEAN and Australia. He brings vast experience and technical acumen in application delivery, application security , cloud and automation.
Chris is currently the Senior Solutions Engineer for Banking, Financial Services & Insurance at F5 , where he drives Multi-Cloud/Edge and API Security technologies adoption, and designs solutions for large Banking and Finance Industry (BFSI) customers. As customers seek a more cloud-centric platform for application development, he is helping F5’s BFSI customers navigate the complexities imposed by external regulators and internal policies, as they move their workloads out of legacy data center environments and into the Cloud.

Prior to joining F5, Chris held various system engineering and leadership roles in Australia and APCJ at Juniper, Brocade and Cisco.
Chris holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Computer Science from University of the Witwatersrand.


Foo-Bang Chan
Edge Computing Architect,
Asia Pacific, China & Japan F5

Foo-Bang has 22+ years of experience in the IT industry ranging from application security, modern application architecture, devsecops, gitops and automation. He is passionate with emerging technologies such as cloud native architecture, 5G SBA, service meshes, security and technologies that solve real world challenges and bring value to business.