"Facing an increased regulatory pressure at home and abroad, most of the Japanese Financial Institutions understand the urgent need to gain efficiency in their risk and compliance functions while keeping related costs under control. However, from what I could assess so far, very few have a clear view on how digital technologies can help them achieve this goal. This is surely one of the reasons why RegTech has recently been gaining momentum here. But, even though the concept of Regulatory Technology is probably clear to the majority of Financial Institutions, innovation and adoption remain to be pushed further. Showing live use cases from industry peers in the region but also discussing with all concerned participants the adoption challenges and ways to address them are as many sharing activities that should help Financial Institutions understand how they can benefit from RegTech. As such, I’m very excited to collaborate with RegPac, a recognized RegTech ecosystem leader in Singapore, to encourage the exchange of ideas and knowledge between our two countries, starting with the launch of the RegTech Academy"