Japan FinTech Festival 2024

Location: Tokyo, Japan Date: March 4—8, 2024


The Japan FinTech Festival (JFF) in Tokyo aims to bring together Japanese and global communities to engage, connect, and collaborate on technology-led innovation in financial services. Policymakers, technologists, business leaders, and investors will participate in comprehensive discussions on various aspects of the future growth of financial services. This event is organized by Elevandi and forms a part of the Japan Financial Services Agency’s Japan FinTech Week.

JFF strives to address economic and structural challenges in the Japanese financial industry, boost Japan’s digital economy and global competitiveness through FinTech ventures, and build an inclusive and innovative financial ecosystem driven by both its public and private sectors.

Oliver Wyman partners will speak and participate in dialogues and roundtables on increasingly relevant topics such as digital assets, artificial intelligence (AI), and financial regulations.  

Oliver Wyman is proud to be a Knowledge Partner for this year's JFF. Access the full agenda, here.



March 4, 15:50—16:40 JST

The AI Hour: Applications Of AI In Financial Services


·       Moderator: James Gordon, partner, Oliver Wyman

·       Dr David Brunner, founder and chief executive officer, ModuleQ

·       Brent Wagener, principal security specialist, GitHub Japan

·       Daisuke Aranami, managing executive officer, Microsoft Japan

·       Shameek Kundu, head of Financial Services, TruEra


March 5, 11:05—11:35 JST

Three Megatrends In Digital Assets 


·       Moderator: James Gordon, partner, Oliver Wyman

·       Emily Parker, executive director of Global Strategy, CoinDesk

·       Carole House, executive in residence, Terranet Ventures and senior fellow, Atlantic Council

·       Yam Ki Chan, vice president, Strategy and Policy, Circle


March 5, 13:30—15:00 JST

Digital Assets: The Path To Commercialisation And Institutional Adoption

In this roundtable discussion moderated by James Gordon, partner at Oliver Wyman, global leaders will explore innovative strategies that will enable digital asset projects to achieve widespread commercialisation and ensure a seamless institutional adoption and integration.


March 5, 15:15—16:45 JST

Computational Regulation And Supervision: Aligning Form With Function To Reinvent Regulatory Reporting

How can technology empower financial authorities to move beyond spreadsheets and human-intensive processes? Oliver Wyman partner Carey Hsu will join leading policymakers as they explore the revolutionary potential of computational supervision, the future of financial oversight powered by AI and automation.


March 6, 15:15—16:45 JST

Motivation, Momentum, Market: Three Must-Haves That Will Make Japan Unmissable This Decades

Oliver Wyman partner Yash Sekioka will speak in this high-value and timely roundtable to explore how Japan can and most likely will become the must-be-in market this decade. This discussion will identify actionable strategies to propel Japan's growth through entrepreneurship, leverage policy momentum, and conquering local market hurdles to attract international FinTechs.