Join this new, vibrant community to learn and connect with top thought leaders, startups and banks who are disrupting the financial services industry. Keep up with the latest news and trends in Fintech and take part in lively debates on topical issues and challenges.
With great power comes the need for greater security. New technology has, unfortunately, also resulted in an increase in new forms of financial fraud. Security companies and financial institutions have to work hand-in-hand to stay one step ahead of the game when battling it out with fraudsters.
Join this panel where luminaries in the field of security will discuss the biggest challenges facing the industry and how they are best detecting and preventing fraud.
Moderator: Denise Bedell, Executive Director, Content Innovo
Abeer Khedr, Head of Information Security at the National Bank of Egypt
Rob Douglas, Chairman and CEO at Bioconnect
Marlène Meli, Head of Compliance Practice at Temenos
Robin Oldham, Head of Security Consulting Practice, BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
Join ecommerce and cybersecurity experts from BigCommerce, Coalition Technologies and Signifyd for an in-depth discussion on the opportunities and pitfalls associated with various methods of growing your business.
Financial Institutions are often drowning in massive piles of data. Unlocking the value within this data and using it to create actionable insights has always been a challenge.
Watch this live panel discussion where data and analytics experts will do a deep-dive into the role analytics has played in regulation, security, and improving the customer experience for financial organisations.
This session will be filmed and broadcasted live from SIBOS in Toronto.
We're covering the Sibos conference in Toronto this week and are here to bring you highlights from the first day of the event.
Listen in to hear top news from day 1 including:
-SWIFT's big announcement regarding their global payments innovation (gpi) service
-the release of their initial findings on a new DLT proof of concept
-top execs talking about innovations in instant payments
-key takeaways from the opening plenary
AI and Blockchain are some of the hottest trends in the FinTech and Financial Services industry. From changing the way we look at analytics, to security, and even the world of currencies, these technological advancements still manage to bewilder many.
Join this live video panel where the speakers will attempt to demystify AI and Blockchain and explain how they will continue to impact the industry as we know it.
This video panel will be filmed and broadcasted live from the SIBOS floor in Toronto.
Moderator: Ina Yulo, BrightTALK
Panelists: Dirk Bullmann, Advisor, Directorate General Payment Systems and Market Infrastructure at the European Central Bank
Daragh Morrissey, Digital Technology Strategist at Microsoft WW Financial Services
Ben Matthews, Managing Director at BCS Consulting
DLT has been heralded as the next great technology. But a ledger is a noun. It doesn't do anything. Libraries are full of books, but what makes a best seller? So too with DLT, the news wires are full of news on how DLT will change or markets but where are we now in terms of adoption and which use cases will get traction? Is DLT a supply chain innovation, a bit of enabling technology for cryptocurrencies or a revolution in payments and securities processing. What does it mean to Capital Markets?
Presenters: Scott Riley (Kynetix), Tim Swanson (Post Oak Labs), Sunny Aggarwal (UBerkeley), Min Kim (DAYLI), Matthew Britton (BCS Consulting)
Perhaps one of the buzziest of buzzwords for the past few years has been "Blockchain". But for those who are well-versed in the technology and the goings on of the industry, it is definitely more than just hype.
Join this session where a panel of experienced Blockchain specialists will discuss:
-Viability of Use Cases - Just because a centralized database can be more efficient doesn't mean it's the most viable
-Preventing Blockchain from Being Just a Trend - if blockchain isn't viable as the solution, it shouldn't be used
-Public vs Private Blockchain Use
-State of the Industry - Understanding that a lot of the platforms and frameworks are in their early stage of development and that support may not be readily available
Moderator: Travin Keith (Agavon),
Panelists: Sergey Ivliev (Lykke), Vlad Dramaliev (aeternity), Makoto Takemiya (Soramitsu), Kat Kirilova (Crypto Tickets)
Since its inception the Open University has used the latest technology to bring Higher Education to everyone who wishes to study. During development its initial name was ‘the University of the Air’ due to the prevalence of radio at the time.
Following our innovation thread we have over the past year or so been conducting a number of experiments in deploying blockchains in OU courses.
In this talk I will cover how we have been using blockchains to manage micro-accreditation (including badging), ePortfolios and peer accreditation in a variety of settings. I will also outline our initiatives to setup national and international blockchain networks and how blockchains could herald the emergence of Uber-style universities.
In this webinar, we will learn about image recognition with deep learning. After a brief overview of what deep learning is, and why it matters, we will learn how to classify dogs from cats. That is, how to train a model to recognize dog images from cat images.
We use Keras, an easy to use python deep learning library that sits on top of Tensorflow, and “fine-tuning”, a very important skill for any deep learning practitioner, to train a model to classify the images.
Once we trained our model to classify dogs from cats images with high accuracy, we dig into the details of the trained model and look at its building blocks, i.e., Convolutional Neural Networks (CNN), Fully Connected Block and activation functions to develop an understanding of how the deep learning model works.
Not so long ago, the majority of customers spoke to their financial providers by phone, email, or in person. Although this still happens, these channels are in decline. Instead, the rapid rise of social media and instant messaging, is transforming customer service.
But social media is a financial services blind-spot. Firms routinely record voice and email communications, and believe they are compliant. However, regulations like MiFID II require all relevant e-communications to be recorded, which includes communications via websites, client portals, mobile apps, and social media.
It is a common belief that social messaging apps like WhatsApp and WeChat are not compliant as messages cannot be recorded and archived. This is simply not true.
Join our webinar where Peter Kunszt, Head of Product Development at Qumram will show how you can use WhatsApp and WeChat to communicate with customers, but also internally for staff to communicate with each other.
We will also hear from Dushyant Shahrawat, Managing Director of FinTech Associates Ltd on "how financial institutions can successfully manage the challenges and opportunities associated with the changing world of digital communications.”
The title smart contracts is used to refer to a number of arrangements in which relationships are governed by a pre-determined digitalised arrangement, so that coded instructions execute on the occurrence of an event.
These often use Blockchain or distributed ledger technology to record and execute transactions. In their purest sense, the code – once agreed – becomes self-executing and self-governing and thus (it is argued) replaces the need for a wider contract or checks and balances.
Whilst their common name is arguably a misnomer (they are not necessarily contracts in the traditional legal sense), their implementation can enable transparency in supply chains and the reduction of frictional and intermediary costs.
This panel will examine how the concepts of smart contracts, utilising blockchain technology, can co-exist with existing legal concepts to include a review of:
· The distinction between traditional legal prose/code and programming code.
· Application of traditional principles (to include the three f-words: frustration, fraud and force majeure)
Regulation has been considered an obstacle when it comes to the adoption of blockchain technology. But many have taken on the challenge and have actively started to take blockchain and DLT as both a challenge and an opportunity.
Join this panel where we will discuss:
-ICOs, Self regulation of ICO, status of tokens in an ICO
-How blockchain will affect existing market regulations
-Which new regulations can we expect to respond to the ecosystem that blockchain has created?
-How would the governance structure be determined?
-How can the obstacle of a cross-border environment be tackled?
Much has been written about the power and scope of Smart Ledgers and Mutual Distributed Ledgers (MDLs, aka blockchains). Amidst the rush to find new applications for this versatile, ‘trustless’ technology, people overlook the challenge of governing Smart Ledger networks. Governance provides the mechanisms required to balance accountability of the governing body and its duty of meeting the specific objectives of the organisation.
Effective governance of Smart Ledgers should answer four critical questions - How are rules created for the ledger and who oversees their application? What happens in the case of dispute? Who is allowed to change the software application and the data? How are security, risk and performance managed and reported?
One approach is to embed these questions in existing legal structures, another to try to remain outside, but a third is to explore the appropriate role of arbitration, mediation, and expert determination, as far as possible avoiding enmeshing novel identity, document, and agreement exchanges within traditional legal structures.
In this webinar, Professor Michael Mainelli will share research from the Mattereum initiative as well as Long Finance research sponsored by the Cardano Foundation. He will conclude that, while there is nothing new under the sun, Smart Ledgers may need to shift the balance of power from law, to code, to human wisdom.
Bitcoin is all the rage right now. But many question the security behind this popular cryptocurrency.
Join this session where Anupam's agenda will include:
-Anonymity Vs. Pseudonymity
-Bitcoin working mechanics and cryptography involved
-Transaction conduct and types
-Wallets and types
As the Internet of Things (IoT) adds more and more devices to the digital fold every day, organizations of all sizes are recognizing the IoT's potential to improve business processes and, ultimately, accelerate growth.
Meanwhile, the number and variety of IoT solutions has expanded exponentially, creating real challenges. Chief among them: the urgent need for a secure IoT model for performing common tasks such as sensing, processing, storing information, and communicating. But developing such a model involves overcoming numerous hurdles.
Of course, there are multiple ways of looking at the IoT. For instance, the system view divides the IoT into blocks, such as connected things, gateways, network services, and cloud services, while the business view consists of platform, connectivity, business model, and applications. But one common thread connects all these views: security is paramount
IoT applications and devices is the next wave of technology, but security is a big concern. This webinar will explain the convergence of IoT and Blockchain technology.
Listen to expert panellists discuss:
1. How did we get here? Security, authentication and digital identity of today.
2. What are some issues currently facing this industry?
3. How are blockchain solutions being applied?
4. What could the future of blockchain have in store?
Moderator: Gavin Pacini (Deloitte)
Panelists: Oliver Naegele (Blockchain Helix)
Oleg Gutsol (eResidency),
Dr. Craig Wright (nChain)
Ami Hofman (Dimension Data)
The advent of Initial Capital Offerings has changed the landscape of Venture Capital in the Blockchain space.
This talk would cover the ICO as a new model to raise capital and compare it with the existing venture capital model, look at current trends in ICO market, what seems to be driving the explosion of ICO's and tokenisation, and also look at the possible impact on VC market.
In regulated industries, such as Financial Services, Government and Healthcare, forms and signatures are critical components of enrolment and onboarding interactions. Yet most services still rely on forms and signatures that function poorly on mobile—the very place most consumers spend their time.
Creating and updating high volumes of forms in a timely manner can also be a huge challenge.
Join us to learn how Adobe Experience Manager Forms and Adobe Sign can help transform complex forms-based transactions into streamlined and compliant experiences that accelerate business and deliver better customer service.
In this webinar, learn how to:
•Provide an end-to-end digital form filling and signing experience across any channel
•Integrate e-signatures across the document process with Adobe Sign and Adobe Experience Manager integration
This presentation will provide review and analysis around risk, AML compliance and regulators in the Virtual Currency space around the world.
About our presenter:
Neal Reiter is responsible for leading IdentityMind’s Core Team in the Products group. Prior to IdentityMind, Neal led the San Francisco operations of Booz Allen Hamilton’s financial crimes team. While at Booz Allen, Neal supported global financial institutions and multinational corporations with regulatory compliance issues specifically related to AML. Neal is an expert in the virtual currency space, and has written many articles on the topic.
In this presentation, Sunny Aggarwal will explore the history of consensus mechanisms and how Proof of Stake has developed over the last 5 years to become a viable alternative to the energy-intensive Proof of Work model used currently by blockchains such as Bitcoin and Ethereum.
Join our guest, Dr. Ted Marra as he introduces his new strategic leadership course in Global Risk Academy.
During the webinar we will cover:
How does a truly strategic organization think? What is strategic thinking versus strategic planning? What are the vital few factors that will determine your organisation’s long-term success or failure and are they on your radar screen?
Who should attend.
People with 10 years management experience minimum up to and including C-Level in all disciplines responsible for strategic decisions or large scale operational issues - so they have large budget and many people reporting to them.
Managers and senior management from all areas of the organisation having responsibility for planning and achievement of key business objectives.
Why you should attend.
- Reflect on how you got where you are as an organisation;
- What factors were critical to your success? What factors were the basis for your success?
- What held you back – prevented you from being even more successful?
- What could you have done differently
Understand what are the most critical factors that will better ensure your organisation is a “winner” in the future (e.g., next 3-5 years).
Find out which ones you may be missing and what to do about it before it’s too late and you become just an “average or good” organisation when, with a little effort and the right strategic thinking and creativity, you could take the organisation to the next level of performance and move toward “greatness”.
How to build exceptional stakeholder relationships and why doing this is critical in especially in turbulent times.
The banking industry has been flipped on its head over the past few years with new challengers and technology coming in to make things quicker, easier, and safer.
In this forward-thinking discussion, the panel of experts will go over what's new, what's to come, and which new technologies have helped the banking world change for the better. This live panel discussion will be filmed and broadcasted live from SIBOS in Toronto.
The rapid adoption of enterprise cloud-based solutions brings data integration as one of the greatest challenges. The challenge grows on increasingly numerous SaaS applications with lack of suitable connectors that fit your business needs. Join this webinar led by Primitive Logic team to see how data integration can be simplified for your cloud. This talk introduces the generic declarative zero-coding approach using Informatica Cloud Rest Connector as an example and illustrates its practical features, as well as best practices and hidden gems.
Moderator: Jill Reber, CEO, Primitive Logic
Panelists: JayJay Zheng, Technical Director & Eric Greenfeder, Chief Architect, Primitive Logic
This presentation details how to leverage technologies such as Hadoop, MapReduce, Pig and Sqoop to massively scale cloud integrations to services such as Salesforce.com. Attendees will learn how to overcome API limitations, throughput latency and infrastructure scaling challenges to significantly increase integration performance.
The latest EU Anti-Money Laundering directive will significantly increase the frequency with which financial service providers need to conduct ‘Know Your Customer’ (KYC) checks. To maximise the effectiveness of digital transformation initiatives, financial services and other regulated industries must find effective digital identity verification solutions.
Current methods for identity verification checks place an enormous cost burden on banks, payments processors, and lenders, as most methods rely heavily on manual processes. Furthermore, these processes are cumbersome for users, driving away potential customers.
Figuring out how to balance the competing needs of compliance and costs against the expectations of today’s digital native users is key to any financial service provider looking to win and retain new customers.
Register now for this series of webinars to help educate firms on the different aspects of MiFIR reporting before the January 2018 go-live.
London Stock Exchange Group and guest speakers will be providing clarity on how MiFIR will affect different industry segments across the most important parts of the regulation. Firms can turn MiFIR into an opportunity to improve their business, register to find out more.
All sessions will include a live Q&A with the speakers and a chance to get all your questions answered.
Unisys advises banks, non-bank lenders, insurers, and payments providers developing data management and artificial intelligence capabilities. This webinar will showcase client examples applying machine learning and predictive analytics to optimize consumer engagement, identify fraud and cyber security risks, and bring new capabilities to credit modeling.
About the Speakers:
Rodrigo Fontecilla is vice president and global lead for analytics for Unisys Federal Systems, where he leads all aspects of software development, system integration, mobile development, and data management focused on the federal government. Rod is responsible for providing leadership, coordination, and oversight on all IT solutions, emerging technologies, and IT services delivery to the federal government. He has more than 25 years of professional experience in the capture, design, development, implementation, and management of information management systems delivering mission-critical IT solutions and has an extensive background and expertise in cloud computing, mobile development, social media, enterprise architecture, data analytics, SOA-based solutions, and IT governance.
Maria L. Allen is Senior Director and Global Head of Unisys' Financial Services Portfolio Solutions. In this role, Maria is responsible for building new products and services across all regions, platforms and channels ensuring that solutions and services are delivered in a way that enable our clients to meet their strategic goals and objectives.
For more information on our Advanced Analytics offerings contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and visit http://www.unisys.com/analytics
In this one-hour presentation, David Siegel will walk through token design space and explain token business models. David is the author of The Token Handbook, the most comprehensive resource on tokens to date.
David will present his token taxonomy and discuss what's happening in the world of ICOs and tokens today. And he'll answer your questions about your token project and ICO. Join us to learn about the exploding world of blockchain tokens!
“The traditional mindset of ‘lift & shift’ is sub-optimal. Perimeter security controls don’t need to go away, but organizations need to utilize Cloud-Native controls for micro-segmentation and stronger security of cloud resources” Source: 451 Research
In this webinar, Fernando Montenegro, Information Security Analyst of 451 Research and Richard Eisenberg, VP Client Development of Cloudvisory will outline how companies can successfully transition to optimal Micro-segmentation and Security Orchestration in cloud, hybrid cloud, and multi-cloud environments. Done correctly, this will speed up dev-ops, greatly improve security and lower operational costs.
1. Understand network security concepts in cloud environments, including difference between perimeter and workload controls.
2. Learn the benefits of integration between workload security controls and DevOps processes.
3. See Cloudvisory's approach to workload security with a demo covering key use cases such as discovery, orchestration, micro-segmentation, and auto-remediation.
Cloudvisory continuously discovers and visualizes multi-cloud infrastructures across providers like AWS, Azure, OpenStack...in real-time. It orchestrates and provisions immutable security policies with 24x7 audit and compliance.
More and more financial institutions are partnering with FinTechs and leveraging Application Program Interfaces (APIs) to attract new prospects and to delight current consumers through unprecedented Customer Experience (CX). APIs offer a bridge between systems while paving a digital path to a connected financial ecosystem.
The institutions that are able to drive this digital transformation successfully, do not think of these capabilities as additional channels and services. Rather, these institutions understand that they must move from a vision of banking as a physical network of branches and ATMs, to a digital platform, comprising core capabilities such as account servicing and the provision of financial products that can be accessed wherever, and whenever, customers wish.
Join this webinar and learn how these institutions are building a digital banking platform with APIs.
“Building a code of conduct for the crowdfunding industry in Europe: ideas, key elements and implementation ”
Join our 30 min webinar on the 7th of November 2017 – 13:00 CET.
One of the main challenges the crowdfunding industry has been facing since its beginning is its own professionalization. A code of conduct is a key aspect of this process. ECN together with is Board members has been working on one over the past two years and wants now to share it with you to get feedback and further inputs for its implementation.
Join us in the this webinar where Christin Fredrich, CEO of Innovestment and ECN Chairwoman of the Board, will present and discuss the implementation of the code of conduct together with Francesca Passeri, ECN Project Manager.
In this session you will:
-learn the basic principles of the ECN Code of Conduct
-understand how it can be implemented
-discuss how it can be improved.
Edgar, Dunn & Company (EDC), the global strategy consultancy, has released its 11th Advanced Payments Report 2017 (APR 2017), sponsored by Wirecard, the global financial services and technology company. It provides perspectives and insights from payment industry executives, analysts, and stakeholders obtained from interviews, discussions, and EDC’s annual online advanced payments survey of over industry professionals.
The webinar will discuss selected trends and observations from the report
· Pay by bank from Vocalink, Pingit from Barclays; Accenture has forecast a 30% drop in card volume based on open banking and PSD2, will these new solutions really eat into Debit and what is happening around regulation on them
· IoT payments are much hyped, can the schemes deliver on tokenization solutions for all devices or only with big brands
· Will we all be wearing our payments in five years, or just have it embedded in our finger
· Are we seeing the re-birth of the QR code with Tesco and the schemes in emerging markets or is it just a flash in the pan
· Can Fintechs really take advantage of the emerging payment trends or is it a market for the big boys only
· Clearbank the first new settlement bank in the UK, does this actually indicate a new trend of big banks being wholesalers and small Fintechs being retailers
Financial institutions from all over the world are facing increasingly strict regulations regarding the verification and authentication of their customers’ identity. Furthermore, with the increasing amount of data breaches, status-quo identity verification processes have not only been compromised but have also made complying with current regulations harder. This ever-changing environment has forced a tipping point for organizations to regard the adoption of new technologies for identity verification as a must-have rather than a nice-to-have.
In the end, financial institutions must satisfy consumers’ demands for speed and ease of use to prevent them from going to the competition. To gain a competitive edge, remain compliant, and offer a frictionless and user experience, it is imperative for FIs to invest in technologies that bridge the compliance-convenience gap.
2017/2018 will require the Financial sector to devote resources to regulatory change including MIFID II, PRIIPS and GDPR, as well as to the challenges posed by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.
FinTech companies offering RegTech solutions will find themselves in huge demand during 2017 and beyond. RegTech is already helping banks to improve compliance and cut costs. More than a third of financial firms continue to spend at least a day in a week to track and analyse regulatory change. It's time consuming, costly, and risks are inevitable. These are just some of the reasons why RegTech is getting so much attention and recognition in financial services industry around the world.
On this webinar we will discuss why the rise of RegTech in banking is the next big thing, what are the challenges of implementation and what RegTech solutions are out there already. Most importantly - are financial institutions and banks considering them already?
One of the biggest secrets of the RegTech industry is just how underused software and data still are - and the crippling impact this is having on the customer experience. During this webinar we'll cover what's been missing, what the obvious wins are and the impact financial institutions can have when they change - an impact that covers customer conversion, fraud, internal resourcing and more.
Join Tommy Nicholas and special guests on November 15th to explore this topic in depth.
Digital Currency is becoming a day-to-day part of peoples lives, from Bitcoin to Ethereum and beyond. With them have come powerful new advances in record management, transactions and open ledgers with the Blockchain and other distributed ledgers. But even is all this stuff?
In this Episode Eric talks to two experts about the fantasy world that is Digital Currency and Distributed ledgers.
Financial institutions are increasingly facing attacks on multiple fronts.
Cyber criminals continue to target online banking using malware to hijack customer transactions and banking sessions. While there has been an overall drop in infections related to these consumer threats, financial institutions are now facing new types of attacks in the form of large-scale financial heists.
Attack groups such as Fin7 and Lazarus are deliberately targeting financial institutions in audacious attacks that are reaping large rewards. They are using living off the land and fileless attack tactics similar to APT groups. But also extortion with DDoS attacks or business email compromise (BEC) scams are increasingly bothering financial corporations.
In this webcast on the current financial threat landscape, Symantec takes a look at the most prevalent and significant financial threats.
In this webcast we will review:
- The top threats facing financial institutions with statistics and examples
- Explore the most common techniques employed in financial attacks
- Provide case studies of the most high-profile financial attacks of the past 12 months
Financial institutions are constantly adapting to the needs of their customers and identifying new and innovative ways to streamline internal processes, while also improving how their employees work on a day-to-day basis.
But, the challenge of operating within an aggressively competitive financial services environment has forced both large and small institutions to cut back on spending and decide what’s necessary vs what isn’t. From the number of brick and mortar branches to the sheer number of employees a bank is able to hire, bank executives are forced to make tough decisions in order to maintain stable profit margins.
So how are modern financial institutions coping and adapting to this highly competitive environment? Largely, bank leaders are utilizing new technologies such as electronic form creation and submission, analytics and ticket systems as a way to streamline internal processes and reduce waste. But this begs the question, how does one identify the best available technology at the right price point?
Find out more in this panel discussion featuring:
David Daniel, VP, Banc Intranets
Consumers are enjoying a rapidly expanding choice of how, when and where they bank. However, banks must now manage the extra responsibilities and risks these new channels bring.
In APAC, the Unisys Security Index™ revealed consumers are more concerned about bankcard fraud, ID theft and cyber security than about physical threats like the threat of war/terrorism and natural disasters.
So how can banks balance the need to digitally transform, maintain privacy and security but still provide a seamless, personalized and trustworthy customer experience?
We will cover:
The 10 steps banks need to take to get digital transformation right, and how to improve customer experience and trust during this journey.
How the CISO’s office can be part of the digital transformation journey, embedding security as part of the development lifecycle from the start as a value added component and not a burden as an afterthought.
Innovative technologies like predictive analytics and biometrics can help provide a seamless, frictionless experience for customers. But how can they be applied without seeming invasive?
Nicholle is an experienced senior financial services executive with almost 20 yrs experience working in financial institutions and corporates. She has extensive knowledge across financial services, payments, consumer and business banking, IT, analytics, marketing and strategy.
Ashwin is an experienced and qualified CISO responsible for running the delivery of the security business within the APAC region. He is also responsible for leading and delivering security engagements to C level executives ensuring the successful delivery of client security programs.
Ian Selbie is responsible for Unisys Financial Industry solutions in APAC focused on enhancing business processes and compliance in financial institutions including omnichannel, financial crime prevention, enterprise payments and case management solutions.