Event Details

Breakfast Conversations with FWA Champions: Soh Siew Choo, DBS Bank, 20 Feb 2020, 8.30-10am
20 February 2020
Sparks Studio @ DBS Asia Central,
12 Marina Boulevard,
Level 3,
Marina Bay Financial Centre Tower 3,
Singapore 018982





FWA Champions are individuals in senior leadership positions who champion and support women seeking success on both the professional and personal fronts. They effect change in their organisations and are firm supporters of gender diversity and inclusion in their workplaces and society.


FWA members get a chance to interact and meet FWA Champions in the FWA mentoring programme when FWA Champions speak at FWA-led events. In addition to this, FWA's new Breakfast Conversations with FWA Champions series allows our members deeper interaction with our Champions in a small-group setting, to hear the experiences and journeys of our Champions and to learn from them.


We are pleased to announce our next Breakfast Conversations with FWA Champions with Soh Siew Choo, Managing Director and Head of Consumer Banking & Big Data Analytics Technology, DBS Bank.


Siew Choo joined DBS Bank in November 2014 as a Managing Director of Technology. 

In the first 2 years of her tenure in DBS, she was responsible for driving strategy for enterprise-wide technology solutions for Core Banking, finance, risk, compliance and audit. During this time, she drove major transformation in the technology talent pool and architecture of DBS including the insourcing of technology resources, rearchitecture of major platforms towards cloud-native architecture patterns, adoption of platform-as-a-service (including Pivotal Cloud Foundry) and Agile as a business practice for large scale programmes. In 2017, she led the ANZ integration across 5 markets into DBS and the creation of the Enterprise Data Platform to transform DBS to a data-driven company. In late 2017, she has been appointed as the Head of Consumer Banking and Big Data Analytics Technology. In this role, she is responsible for driving the Digital Bank transformation, wealth management priorities including roboadvisory, and the build-out of the ecosystem via Open API across multiple countries. In addition, she is also responsible for driving the reorganization of technology and businesses groups for the consumer banking, enterprise core banking and enterprise data into that of a platform model, adopting truly Agile ways of working and architecture.

Prior to joining DBS Bank, Siew Choo played various senior technology leadership roles across Japan, Hong Kong and Singapore at JPMorgan over 19 years. During this period, she led many multi-year technology build-out to support JPM’s aggressive business expansion for Equities and Transaction Banking across Asia.


FWA thanks DBS for sponsoring the venue and breakfast for this event. 


Event Agenda

8:15 am           Registration

8:30 am           Breakfast Conversation with FWA Champion Soh Siew Choo (Breakfast will be provided)

10:00 am         End of event



This is a Members-only event that is free of charge for FWA individual and corporate members.  


For Individual Members, please login on the website before registering. 


For Corporate Members, note that Diamond members may register up to 15 persons, Platinum members may register up to 10 persons and Gold members may register up to 5 persons.   Please click RSVP Now and register using your Institutional Codes (please check with your respective coordinators for your Institutional Code). 


The deadline to register for this event is 06 February 2020. Successful applicants will be informed via email. As seats are limited, and as we endeavour to allow as many members as possible to meet at least one FWA Champion in a year, those who have attended one breakfast conversation will be placed in lower priority for subsequent conversations. 


Cancellation and No Show Policy

We understand that with busy schedules, there may be times when you cannot make an event after you have registered for it. In the event that you cannot make an event, we appreciate that you use our new tool now available to cancel the event. To do so, please login to the FWA website, under “My Account”, select “My Events”, you can cancel the event registration under the “Cancel registration” column.  The last date for any cancellation of attendance for this event is 13 February 2020.


For members who successfully register for, but do not attend the event and fail to cancel their seat, we regret to inform that you will be placed in lower priority for subsequent conversations.


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Please note that this event will be held at DBS’s premises (“venue”) and that FWA may be required to provide the name, mobile number and/or other personal data that you have provided to the FWA, to the venue’s reception/security in advance of this event, due to the security requirements of the venue.  If you do not wish us to provide such data to the venue, please do immediately inform us at events@fwasg.org; please do understand that if you choose to do so, the venue may not grant you access to the event and FWA may not be in a position to continue to provide its services to you. 


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