PayPal CTO speaks at AmCham Singapore C-Suite Series

PayPal Government Relations and Technology teams, in partnership with the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) Singapore, organized an AmCham C-Suite Series Luncheon with Sri Shivananda, PayPal’s Senior Vice President and Chief Technology Officer on June 21, 2018. This is a flagship event for AmCham that allows global business leaders to engage the local business community. The session was moderated by Duncan Foster, Financial Services Lead, Google Cloud and Co-Chair of AmCham’s ICT Committee.

The event was attended by senior leaders from AmCham’s member companies as well as senior officials from the US embassy in Singapore. It provided an opportunity for the attendees to strengthen their network and hear from Sri about a wide range of topics, such as his personal leadership journey, PayPal’s commitment to compliance, cybersecurity, and fraud prevention, as well as the evolution of specific PayPal services, including Venmo and PayPal One TouchTM. Sri also shared how PayPal invests in “edge R&D” in order to explore the potential of innovative and novel technologies. Sri emphasised that PayPal invests in such “edge R&D” for the betterment of the technology ecosystem at large. The audience was especially interested in Sri’s insights on distributed ledger systems and the social impact of the Internet-of-Things.

In addition, Sri talked about how PayPal’s best-in-class tokenization technology and cybersecurity systems enhance buyer confidence. Due to our commitment to protect our clients’ data and funds, the PayPal logo is a symbol of trust recognized by millions of customers all over the world. As a result, PayPal-powered e-commerce merchants now enjoy a cart conversion rate of approximately 87.5%, compared to 50% or less for other payment types.

In summary, this event was a success in enabling PayPal to demonstrate thought leadership in various topics and strengthen our ties with the American business community in Singapore.