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July 2021

Vanessa Koh
Chief Technology Officer at GBCI Ventures


Vanessa Koh is a techpreneur and start-up specialist who partners with C-Suite Executives to engineer the best customer–centric products generating multimillion-dollar revenues.
Since 2010, Vanessa has founded 4 technology start-ups in the areas of SAAS infrastructure, software and web application development, Enterprise Resource Planning systems, blockchain and smart contract technologies, as well as 2 FinTech investment funds. She brings a wealth of experience in developing and implementing different technologies to Fincy, having spearheaded projects across Southeast Asia.

In 2019, Vanessa co-founded Fincy, a multi-purpose platform offering seamless digital and cross-border P2P money exchanges and payments. As Fincy’s CTO, Vanessa leads the platform’s tech developments and oversees the company’s operations in Singapore. An avid fan of futuristic cities, she is also the Co-CTO of BCB Blockchain, the Singapore-based blockchain technology company providing infrastructure for smart cities globally such as Yatai City in Myanmar . With a burning passion for innovative tech solutions and experience with developing successful tech products, Vanessa is instrumental in spearheading the R&D efforts of, and developer ecosystem in BCB Blockchain.

Vanessa holds a Bachelor of Computer Science in Game Design from the University of Wollongong.

Agenda Sessions

  • Smart Cities Opening Keynote