Navigating the Future: Unveiling Seoul's prowess in AI innovation

Seoul, renowned for its technological advancements and home to prominent conglomerates like Samsung, is rapidly becoming a centre for fintech breakthroughs. By combining the use of cuttingedge AI technologies with dynamic regulatory reforms, the city has created a conducive environment for fintech startups and global tech giants to flourish. Moreover, the commitment of traditional banks to digital transformation is setting the standard for global financial hubs.

See this firsthand when you embark on an enriching journey with The Banking Academy's Seoul Fintech Evolution Tour 2024. This two-day tour for financial executives combines site visits and discussions with Seoul's tech luminaries to provide invaluable insights that can help in financial strategy for the evolving digital era.

In this tour, participants will visit prominent fintech firms, venture capital, ground-breaking startups, accelerators, and financial innovation centres. They will also have the opportunity to network with fintech moguls, innovators, and investors.

Key focus areas:


Revolutionary integration of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning in finance


Digital banking transformation: best practices and case studies


Interactions with fintech trailblazers


Deep dive into the future of blockchain, digital currencies, and secure transactions


Briefings by prominent venture capitalists and innovators in Seoul's fintech landscape


Evolving consumer behaviours and their influence on digital banking solutions

Tour Itinerary

8:00 – 9:00

Breakfast and introduction

Our hosts will provide an introduction to the program, site visits, and key innovation trends to be covered during the tour.

9:00 – 9:10

Korfin: Welcome speech and brief introduction

The Korea Fintech Industry Association, or Korfin, plays a pivotal role in shaping South Korea's fintech landscape. As a collaborative hub, it brings together various fintech entities, driving innovation and regulatory evolution in the sector.

  • Understand Korfin's role in nurturing a thriving fintech ecosystem through collaboration and advocacy.
  • Explore how the organisation shapes policy and regulatory frameworks to facilitate fintech growth and innovation.
  • Gain insights into its strategies for integrating Korean fintech into the global market, fostering international partnerships and opportunities.
Briefing by
  • Jiwon Shin

    Manager (Policy office), KORFIN

9:10 – 10:10

Buysell Standards: Innovating Asset Trading with Blockchain

At the forefront of financial technology, Buysell Standards is redefining asset management through its innovative PIECE platform, a pioneering application of blockchain technology in security token offerings (STOs). Leveraging blockchain's potential, they transform traditional assets into digital formats, making asset trading more accessible, secure, and efficient.

  • Understand how AI-driven strategies are transforming traditional asset management and the associated advantages.
  • Delve into the intricacies of portfolio construction and risk management.
  • Explore the future of autonomous finance and its implications for global markets.
Briefing by
  • Bob Jang

    Chief Investment Officer, Buysell Standards

10:10 – 11:10

Streamlining Cross-Border Finances: The Hanpass Approach

Since launching in 2018, Hanpass has transformed mobile overseas remittance with competitive fees and innovative processes, primarily serving expatriates and international students. Expanding to include mobile wallets and payment gateways, Hanpass aims for a seamless "All-in-One" app experience. It holds essential financial service licenses, ensuring reliability and security for users.

  • Insight into Hanpass’s dedication to providing accessible financial services.
  • Overview of security measures and regulatory compliance ensuring user safety
  • Explore Hanpass's strategies for global market penetration and future growth.
Briefing by
  • Lukas Kim

    Business development Manager, Hanpass

11:40– 13:00


14:00 – 15:30

Toss Bank: Pioneering Digital Banking

Toss Bank, a leading digital bank in South Korea, has redefined banking through user-friendly digital solutions. Known for its innovative approach to banking services, Toss Bank blends technology and finance to create an exceptional customer experience.

  • Explore how Toss Bank’s user-centric approach to innovation drives its service design and offerings.
  • Delve into the technological advancements powering Toss Bank’s operations.
  • Discuss Toss Bank's influence on South Korea's banking sector and its strategies for future expansion.
Briefing by
  • Jeewoong Kim

    CSO, Head of Strategy, Toss Bank

  • Junha Park

    CTO, Toss Bank

16:00 – 17:30

Telecom of Tomorrow: An Interactive Exploration with SK Telecom is a futuristic technology museum run by SK Telecom. It delves into the future of ICT (Information and Communications Technology) and its potential impact

  • Look into the future of connectivity, especially the potential of 5G, its capabilities and the transformative effect it will have on industries.
  • Examine the expanding realm of virtual reality, augmented reality, and their growing roles in both communication and entertainment.
  • An overview of the next wave of Internet of Things (IoT) trends, and their implications for both consumers and businesses.
18:00 – 18:30

Navigating the Digital Future: SK Telecom's Technological Ecosystem

Join us to explore SK Telecom's role as South Korea's leading telecommunications company, renowned for its innovative advancements in mobile communications and broad spectrum of digital services. As a pioneer in ICT , Web3, IoT and various technologies, SK Telecom is dedicated to transforming everyday experiences, from enhancing mobile user connectivity to pioneering solutions in digital services.

  • Explore SK Telecom's strides in integrating Web3 technologies to enhance user security, privacy, and ownership in the digital realm.
  • Understand how SK Telecom is harnessing IoT to revolutionize everyday connectivity, from smart homes to smart cities.
  • Gain insights into how SK Telecom is exploring DeFi and DAOs to introduce new paradigms in digital transactions and governance.
Briefing by
  • Jongseung Kim

    Director, Web3 Business Team, SK Telecom

End of the day

08:00 – 08:30


9:00 – 10:30

Invest Seoul: Catalyzing Global Innovation and Investment

Invest Seoul stands as a pivotal organization dedicated to transforming Seoul into a prime destination for global investors and innovators. This session will delve into how Invest Seoul facilitates foreign investment, supports startups, and fosters an ecosystem ripe for technological and economic growth.

  • Insights into Invest Seoul's strategies for attracting global investment
  • Overview of support mechanisms for foreign entrepreneurs and businesses.
  • Success stories and opportunities within Seoul's vibrant economic landscape.
Guest presentation by
  • Bonhi Gu

    Director, Invest Seoul

  • Chayee Song

    Manager, Seoul Fintech Lab

  • Sarah Kim

    Venture Capital Specialist

11:00 – 12:30

LG Sciencepark: Engineering Tomorrow's Innovations Today

LG Sciencepark, LG's heart of research and development, is a crucible of innovation, where ideas transform into tangible technology. This facility is dedicated to pioneering advancements across electronics, chemicals, telecommunications, and more, pushing the boundaries of what's possible.

  • Experience LG Sciencepark’s vision of future living through the LG Innovation Gallery, highlighting emerging technologies.
  • Understand the development and impact of LG CNS’s work on CBDC and STO platforms, including real-world application cases.
  • Discuss LG’s forward-looking strategies and future plans in blockchain and digital finance.
Briefing by
  • Heejin Dan

    WEB3 Team, LG CNS

12:30 – 13:30


14:00 – 15:00

Crafting Quantitative Strategies with Qraft

Qraft Technologies leverages artificial intelligence to reshape asset management and challenge the traditional investment landscape. Through its data-driven approach, the company promises more efficient, reliable, and adaptive financial decisions.

  • Understand how AI-driven strategies are transforming traditional asset management and the associated advantages.
  • Delve into the intricacies of portfolio construction and risk management
  • Explore the future of autonomous finance and its implications for global markets.
Briefing by
  • Hyungsik Marcus Kim

    Founder & CEO, Qraft Technologies

  • Vincent Kim

    Managing Director (Head of Client Coverage)
    Qraft Technologies

15:30 – 16:30

CreditConnect: Empowering Expansion through AIZEN’s AI-Driven Credit Solutions

AIZEN Global uses its advanced AutoML platform, ABACUS, to transform credit scoring and financial product customization with AI. Renowned for enhancing banking operations and customer experiences, AIZEN embodies the future of intelligent, efficient financial services, leading the charge in the AIdriven digital banking revolution.

  • Explore ABACUS's role in revolutionizing credit scoring and product customization, showcasing AIZEN's impact on banking efficiency.
  • Understand how AIZEN's tools enhance operational workflows and customer service within financial institutions.
  • Delve into AIZEN's forward-looking approach to AI in fintech, highlighting its commitment to transformative financial solutions.
  • Hear case studies of how AIZEN’s technologies are successfully integrated to enhance banking and financial operations.
Briefing by
  • Jung Seok KANG


16:30 – 18:00

Feedback & Concluding Session

We will recap the site visits and discussions with experts and exchange personal conclusions, ideas and inspirational thoughts. Delegates will be asked to present their feedback and takeaways from the tour.

End of the Conference

People you will meet

Sung Eun
Jeewoong Kim
Head of Strategy
Toss Bank
Junha Park
Junha Park
Toss Bank
Bonhi Gu
Bonhi Gu
Invest Seoul
Sung Eun
Sarah Kim
Venture Capital Specialist
Sung Eun
Jongseung Kim
Web3 Business Team
SK Telecom
Sung Eun
Heejin Dan
WEB3 Team
Chayee Song
Chayee Song
Seoul Fintech Lab
Chacko Becca
Bob Jang
Chief Investment Officer
Buysell Standards
Chacko Becca
Hyungsik Marcus Kim
Founder & CEO
Qraft Technologies
Barry Katz
Vincent Kim
Managing Director
(Head of Client Coverage)
Qraft Technologies
Chacko Becca
Jung Seok KANG
Chanjin Park
Chanjin Park
Leader, Seoul AI Hub
Jiwon Shin
Manager (Policy office)
Lukas Kim
Business development Manager

Supporting organisation :

Tour Hosts

Marla Sofer
Marla Sofer
Founder & CEO, knomee

Who should attend?


Chairmen, CEOs, and board members of banks in emerging economies seeking to integrate innovation into their business models


Senior executives in retail, corporate, transaction banking, and trade finance


C-level executives, including chief innovation officers, chief data officers, and chief marketing officers.


Decision makers in mobile banking, online payments, consumer experience, technology, and operations


Leaders in charge of channels, product innovation, and retail operations


Senior executives specialising in business analytics and data management

The Investment

US$ 4,800

  • Full access to Seoul AI Innovation Tour (5-6 Mar 2024).
  • Access to the Digital Banking Annual Meeting (7 Mar 2024).
  • Access to tour and conference slides and videos.
  • 3-night accommodation (4-6 Mar 2024).
  • All program-related breakfasts, lunches, and select dinners.
  • Excludes airfare, visa fees, and airport transfers.

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