Managing Director of Hong Kong and Singapore & Head of Business Development APAC
Dr Florian Becker, an expert in Business Development, Sales, and Consulting, drives tailored digital transformation for leading financial institutions in Asia-Pacific. As GFT's APAC Head of Business Development and Managing Director of Hong Kong and Singapore, Florian expands the company's global presence with strategic thinking, technology leadership, and business insights.
Florian has a recognised track record in roles with P&L responsibility, growing GFT APAC's client portfolio and delivering prestigious digital banking and DLT projects in Asia. He has a PhD in Economics and a Master in Finance.
About the company
The UDPN is the first global payments messaging network that enables seamless and transparent digital currency transactions for banks, businesses, and their clients. The network supports regulated stablecoins and CBDC payments, bolstering market efficiency and financial inclusion. The UDPN decentralised infrastructure supports third-party smart contracts deployment and execution of value-added financial or payment-related services. UDPN Alliance members will jointly lead the development of the roadmap, standards, governance, and commercialisation strategy for the UDPNthrough a vote-based decision-making process.
The inexorable rise of digital currencies globally has brought with it a proliferation of digital payments initiatives, each seeking to deliver faster, cheaper and more efficient payments to end users. One of the major challenges to solve for in digital currency payments is that of interoperability to enable the transferring and swapping of different currencies underpinned by different protocols. The Universal Digital Payments Network, or UDPN, is one initiative in the digital currency payments space that solves the interoperability challenge, and then goes further to differentiate itself from both new and incumbent approaches to cross-border payments. The UDPN is a global messaging network supporting government-regulated digital currency systems, including regulated stablecoins and Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDCs).
In this keynote, you will learn more about how the UDPN promotes financial inclusion, and connects global enterprises to the future centralised and decentralised digital currency systems.