KPMG Ignition Tokyo Board of Director, Partner in Charge of Solutions
KPMG in Japan
Tim is passionate about helping organizations solve complex business problems through innovation and the use of technology. Leveraging a wide range of strategic business, technology and communication skills he focuses on transformational initiatives using digital and innovation. Tim is currently focused on clients in the Financial Services, Healthcare and Pharmaceuticals, and Consumer Business.
Sumit is a Partner in our Hong Kong Financial Regulation Group. He advises on all aspects of Hong Kong financial services legislation and regulation. He advises on the full range of regulatory issues including licensing, ongoing conduct of business issues, regulatory change implementation, product categorisation, governance within financial institutions, market misconduct and AML. Sumit covers all sectors of the Hong Kong financial market (including under the Securities and Futures Ordinance, the Banking Ordinance, the Insurance Ordinance and the Money Lenders Ordinance). Sumit’s client base includes global and regional investment banks, asset managers, market makers, insurers, private equity houses and FinTech companies.
Sumit also provides support to the firm’s transactional teams on the regulatory aspects of M&A, corporate finance and banking transactions, including margin loans. Sumit is heavily involved with industry bodies in the region. Through Linklaters’ membership of the Hong Kong Private Wealth Management Association (PWMA) and the Asian Securities Industry & Financial Markets Association (ASIFMA), he regularly helps the industry prepare responses to regulatory consultations and assists with lobbying on issues of industry concern. Sumit has been heavily engaged in the FinTech area, having advised a number of clients on innovative financial service offerings including robo-advice, crypto-related structures and initial coin offerings. He acted for two applicants under the Hong Kong Monetary Authority’s virtual bank initiative. He is a regular speaker at FinTech-related events and sits on the Core Committee of the FTAHK’s Policy and Advocacy Group and ASIFMA’s FinTech working group.
Prior to joining the Hong Kong team, Sumit was based in the firm’s London office where he regularly advised financial institutions on wide-ranging UK and EU regulatory change projects, including on the implementation of the second Markets in Financial Instruments Directive (MiFID II), the European Market Abuse Regulation (MAR), the UK Senior Managers and Certification Regime, the UK ring-fencing regime (on which he was seconded to a major retail bank for six months) and the second European Payments Services Directive. This experience allows him to advise Asian-based clients on the extraterritorial effects of UK and European regulation.
Sumit is a qualified solicitor in both Hong Kong and England and Wales.
William Tsoi's passion lies in empowering people and teams through their use of technology.
This passion has taken William on a career trajectory from Web Developer, Project Manager, Agile Coach, DevOps Consultant and Cloud Architect, where he was never satisfied with the status quo. William was always in the pursuit of a better way to harness technology for good.
Since joining Google Cloud as a Customer Engineer, he has focused his attention on evangelising to his customers about the awesomeness of Google Cloud, especially in the areas of Application Modernisation, Smart Analytics and Machine Learning.
Executive Director/ Head of Framework, Training & Assurance, Group Operational Risk
Standard Chartered Bank
Yusuf is a Certified Risk Professional with over 20 years of experience in global and regional roles in the risk and control space at reputed financial institutions. He has undertaken various roles encompassing second-line oversight over various operational risk types within financial market businesses and across various functions with emphasis on conduct, culture, fraud, business continuity and resilience. He is also expert at developing and implementing comprehensive and effective risk frameworks.
Counsel, Head of TMT - Hong Kong, Registered Foreign Lawyer
Albert is a senior commercial lawyer with 20 years’ experience specialising in all aspects of technology, digital and telecommunications transactions and related regulatory issues. Albert is counsel and Head of Technology, Media and Communications (TMT) - Hong Kong supporting clients in Hong Kong and throughout the Asia Pacific.
Albert focuses on the full spectrum of domestic and cross-border technology, media and telecommunications projects, including technology outsourcings, digital transformations, systems implementations, network and infrastructure rollouts, managed services, cloud arrangements and software licensing, fintech, privacy and data protection, IP, cyber, IoT, AI, and general commercial and corporate support transactions. He has extensive experience in advising multinationals on local and international large-scale transactions and regulatory projects across a wide spectrum of industry sectors.
Albert re-located to Hong Kong in August 2019, after practising in Australia and the United States (Los Angeles) for many years, including leading complex TMT projects throughout Asia Pacific.
Albert is recognised as a Recommended Leading Technology, Media & Telecommunications Lawyer - Hong Kong for 2020 by Doyle's Guide, as a “TMT expert” (in overview) who has relocated to Hong Kong by Legal 500 Asia Pacific – Hong Kong 2020, as a 'Next Generation Partner' in the IT and Telecoms category in Australia by Legal 500 Asia Pacific 2017, 2018 & 2019 and as a ‘Best Lawyer’ – Information Technology Law in Australia by Best Lawyers 2019 & 2020.
advising leading telecommunication operators in Asia, Australia and the Middle East on all aspects of complex technology and telecoms transactions such as network rollout and maintenance arrangements (including the rollout of the first LTE/4G network in Myanmar), setting up cloud infrastructure platforms and other cloud transactions, set up of mobile money platforms, network operations and outsourcing arrangements (such as IT infrastructure, AD&M, managed services), co-location and data centre services, sale and leaseback arrangements, spectrum and fibre sharing arrangements, OTT transactions, wholesale and joint ventures and alliance arrangements
advising financial services (including fintech) and insurance clients, from start-up, high growth to major multinationals on a range of technology transactions such as setting up digital platforms, cloud outsourcing and licensing, privacy and financial services regulatory issues, ‘as a service’ arrangements, core systems transformations and privacy and data protection matters
advising various corporate entities in transport and logistics, energy, retail, manufacturing and technology sectors on a range of technology development, licensing and support of key IT systems and applications, entertainment, telecoms and connectivity solutions (e.g. in-flight wifi connectivity solutions and in-flight entertainment solutions for an airline’s entire fleet of aircraft), business separation, IP and IT transfer and transitional services arrangements in connection with M&A and re-organisations
Sachin Kumar Tonk
Director Data, Advanced Analytics & Privacy
A passionate technologist with expertise in delivering bespoke technology products and solutions for clients and demonstrated experience in leading multiple cross functional teams of engineers across geographies.
Outstanding track record in automation, artificial intelligence, data analytics, business intelligence, Innovation, business transformation, governance, migration and architecture. Proven abilities in leading high-performing, multicultural and cross-functional teams in the delivery of multiple concurrent projects and operations of technology solutions.
- EMBA from Anderson school of Management and National University of Singapore
- Masters of Computers Application from Institute of Management Technology India