Transcending Application Modernization: Moving towards greater innovation

May 12, 2022

10:30-12:00 via Zoom


The effects of the pandemic the past few years have been proof that Digital transformation is not just a buzz word but should be an integral part of every organization’s way of doing business.

This 2022, it is forecasted that 7 out of 10 companies should have adopted strategies to fast-track the use of digital technologies to innovate customer and employee experience, and allow IT to be at the forefront of driving business growth.

Join us in this Roundtable Session to find out how a modern application platform with agile delivery can fill the gaps and bring immediate value seamlessly with zero disruption.

Guest Speaker

Gwendolyn Kelly

Chief Technology Officer, Insular Life

Arivuvel Ramu

Group Chief Technology Officer, TONIK Bank

Discussion Talking Points


Transcending Application Modernization: Moving towards greater innovation


10:30 - 10:40

Opening remarks

TESI's president and general manager

10:40 - 10:45

Introduction of Speaker

10:45 - 11:15

Keynote speaker

11:15 - 11:35

Ms. Gwendolyn Kelly

CTO (Insular Life)

11:35 - 11:50

Open discussion with participants / Q&A

11:50 - 12:00

Wrap Up


Gwendolyn Kelly

Chief Technology Officer, Insular Life

Ms. Gwen is the  First Vice President, Chief Technology Officer, Head of the Information Technology Division of InLife, Certified Project Management Professional, Fellow of the Life Management Institute & Certified Public Accountant. Have performed several roles for InLife such as Head of Business Transformation & Head of Business Process Management. Previously worked for other multinational financial services firms such as AIG Shared Services, Sunlife of Canada, Deutsche Knowledge Services & Philamlife. For almost a decade, have been pursuing the Dual Transformation strategy of Insular Life by leading the implementation of key automation projects that strengthened the core applications that support the business and expanded the capabilities to elevate the customer experience for Insular Life clients, financial advisors, employees, and partners. She was recently hailed as one of the 2021 CIO75 ASEAN, the top awards program for technology leaders in Southeast Asia and Hong Kong. The CIO75 recognizes the top 75 senior technology executives driving innovation, strengthening resilience, and influencing rapid change across the Region.

Arivuvel Ramu

Group Chief Technology Officer, TONIK Bank

Ramu is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at Tonik, the Philippines’ first purely digital neobank overseeing the Digital Banking IT Organization (Engineering, Technology, Security and Operations Units). He built and launched the first pure-virtual digital bank in SEA Region from the ground up over multi-cloud. He brings over 18 years of expertise in information technology strategy, enterprise architecture, Innovative agile product development, program management, technology operations, procurement, vendor management, building an agile organization, budgeting, and cybersecurity from the banking and telco industries.

Prior to joining Tonik, he served as IT Director for Capgemini Singapore where he spearheaded a Digital Transformation program for the leading telco in Malaysia. Further, Ramu worked as a Chief Architect (Deputy Director) for Tagit Singapore where he architected and implemented over two dozen retail and business banking solutions.


Equipped with the innovation vision, TESI is at the forefront of digital transformation, turning strategy into reality. With over 100 technology professionals specializing in the Agile delivery method, TESI continues to build solutions that suit the needs of businesses forging long-term partnerships. Its vast experience in developing web & mobile applications exclusively in OutSystems ensures solutions are built to scale following the platform’s best practices. As a recognized sales, delivery, training partner, and a Quality App Badge recipient  – TESI is a true champion of OutSystems in the APAC region.

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