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.
Join the Webinar: Long Term Impact of PSD2 & How to Select a Partner a Strategic Partner, featuring Vanita Pandey, VP of Product Marketing at ThreatMetrix, as she discusses the long-term impact of the Payment Service Directive (PSD2) and how to find a strategic partners in today’s crowded PSD2 landscape.
The webinar will help you understand:
•How the PSD2 requirements can be implemented in practice
•Long-term impact of the PSD2 directive
•How risk-based authentication (RBA) can be used to optimize the user experience
•How to find a strategic partner in the crowded PSD2 landscape
Banks, credit unions and insurance companies may have differing business models, but they all have a common goal: better conversion and retention rates.
Fortunately, better customer onboarding usually translates to better conversion and retention. For this reason, organizations continue to invest in digital technologies to streamline operations and eliminate time-consuming online interactions in areas such as new account opening, loan origination and policy applications.
Those first information-intensive interactions, of course, are the most critical: you usually only get once chance to win a new customer’s business. But winning is only part of the equation. What if you could win—and wow—customers from those first moments and keep them engaged throughout the onboarding process?
Mark your calendars for this upcoming webinar, where industry experts will share six best practices to help your organization win and wow customers:
• Easy—Enable instant image and data capture via web and mobile technology
• Accurate—Extract data from pictures of physical documents without error-prone manual entry
• Automated—Invest in workflow tools to automate and track completion of process steps
• Visible—Empower staff and customers with process transparency and timely communication
• Consistent—Ensure data is complete and integrated across internal systems
• Efficient—Meet expectations for speed, while effectively managing regulatory risks
Speakers will include:
•Sheryl Kingstone, Director, 451 Research
•Sarah Johnson, Industry Solutions Architect, Kofax
•Jim Marous, Owner and Publisher, Digital Banking Report
Digital transformation is a promise that many have been skeptical of. Join this panel where industry experts will tackle all the tough questions and provide new and thought-provoking insights.
Among others, they will discuss:
-Can the banks switch to making money from enabling customers’ healthy financial behaviour, rather than from continuing to exploit ongoing financial self-harm?
-Traditional banking is on the verge of major disruption, so digital transformation had better deliver *actual* transformation. Tinkering is expensively pointless
-Continuing to exploit inertia-driven customer behaviour – and thus coining excess profits - will be seriously challenged by Open Banking
Moderator: Dr. Louise Beaumont, Head of Open Bank at Publicis.Sapient
Aleksi Grym, Head of Digitalisation at Bank of Finland
Bharat Bhushan, Industry Technical Leader, Banking and Financial Markets at IBM
Today the payments industry faces a rebirth by necessity. Financial institutions process massive volumes of customer and payments transaction data, much of it unstructured and untapped.
Cognitive Systems have the ability to understand, reason and learn. In Financial Services applying cognitive capabilities to real world payments issues like safer and faster payments is yielding significant results. Furthermore Risk and Compliance and segment of one engagement are areas where ROI is tremendous when leveraging advanced analytics and artificial intelligence in cohesion.
Learn from real world use cases of how financial institutions globally have gained significant competitive advantage by becoming a truly Cognitive Bank.
IT is now seen as an increasingly strategic function within the business, and pivotal to organisational attempts to embrace digital transformation and customer experience initiatives. But there are many challenges and barriers that can get in the way of the CIO who wishes to drive through change.
To explore this in more detail, Adobe and Econsultancy surveyed over 500 IT leaders as part of its Digital Trends report series. This study aims to shine a light on the priorities and pain points that these professionals are facing, and the initiatives they are pushing forward to deliver immediate value to the business and long-term innovation.
This webinar will reveal these key findings and provide actionable tips for IT leaders to implement, with attendees also receiving a complimentary copy of the 2017 Digital Trends in IT report.
As enterprises evolve their digital infrastructure, service providers need to piece together offerings that will differentiate themselves without breaking the bank. In this panel we will discuss how M&A can provide some missing pieces and what those pieces may be. Join our distinguished panel of finance experts as we discuss key questions such as: Who is likely to go shopping? What firms will be targets? Are networks and datacenters more or less sought after than services and software providers? How are assets being valued? What financing is available and on what terms? We will debate these and more as we explore trends impacting this dynamic sector.
Leadership Panel Session Featuring:
James Henry, Senior Managing Director, Bank Street
Andrew Bartrop, Global Investment Banking, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc.
Join 451 Research and CenturyLink on the 20th September at 3:00pm UK time, 4:00pm CET, to discuss how enterprises are choosing and deploying digital transformation initiatives for business gain. This webinar will focus on the strategies and actions impacting the European market.
Organisations of all sizes and in every sector are busy redefining their IT priorities for a digital future, identifying the goals of enhanced customer experience, operational efficiency, business agility and improved risk management as four key pillars for their digital transformation strategies.
Digital transformation can play out differently depending on a company’s maturity, the vertical sector in which it operates, its employees, its infrastructure, and its ability to innovate. Knowing where to start, and how to maintain momentum is critical.
Join 451 Research and CenturyLink to learn how European enterprises are making assured first steps, and discover the following:
- Understand how companies with more progressive digital transformation strategies are prioritising their efforts for competitive differentiation, changing the nature of their business with innovative technologies, and making service provider choices to accelerate results.
- Gain insights and recommendations from a major survey of the IT priorities of enterprises in Europe.
- Identify the key shifts in business context that will continue to shape digitisation efforts, and how these need to be reflected in a digital transformation roadmap for IT organisations.
Is it too late for incumbent banks to try and still win at the Relationship game, wow the consumer with addictive experience and become beloved brands? If we believe only new players will be able to do the above and many banks will become pipes - do they have a back-up business plan in place for that alternative?
Attend this panel debate where the speakers will discuss all this and more:
- What will banking look like in a post-PSD2 Europe and once Open banking models start to emerge? When will that be?
- Is banking culture one of the inhibitors of change and what can we do to change that?
- Define what "Invisible Banking" means to you and the consumer
- What role will Platforms play in this new world over the next few years?
Banking is changing! The emergence of digital technologies and fintech are supporting changes in the way consumers use these products/services, particularly millennials.
These new style banking services are becoming much more than simply a way to look at one's bank account, or to pay. They are becoming truly financial cockpits and watchtowers that consumers can use for a wide range of usages whenever, wherever whether it is to manage better their finance, pay and order on mobile commerce, transfer money between them, etc.
We will discuss the way they are transforming personal finance, how consumers change their usage patterns, what are the impacts, how startups innovate, how incumbents and new players are interacting, where are the truly disruptive services, etc.
This panel of speakers from both VC's and start-ups will discuss:
-How to understanding the unit economics of digital banking and why some VCs get things wrong
-Where the digital banking market is going
-Should legacy banks follow suit? Should they wait and see who will turn a profit/shut down?
-What are some of the mistakes that digital banks are making that makes VC's hesitant to invest?
As a UK-based equity investment platform designed to make angel and venture capital-style investing more accessible, affordable, and transparent, VentureFounders co-founder James Codling knows a thing or two about what's up and coming in the industry and the challenges surrounding some current trends.
In this 15-minute interview, live from the Innovate Finance FinTech Growth Forum, James will go over:
-Why is now the moment to strike in RegTech for FinTech?
-The limitations of blockchain/smart contracts
-Why innovative financial services firms/insurance/marketplaces need more than just payments
Customer Experience and balancing fraud risk is a challenge for any organization – couple that with customer expectation of a perfectly seamless experience across every touch-point your customer uses and your organization is confronted with fraud prevention obstacles like you have never seen before.
Join Dena Hamilton – Director of Fraud & Security Solutions at NCR as she discusses what your fraud software needs to do and how your operations should change to prevent the fraudsters from infiltrating your organization.
Mark your calendar now and join us for this informative and interactive webinar on Thursday, September 14th @ 11:00 AM (US ET)
Forget Oracle, IBM or any of the other big-name, publicly traded acquirers that – until now --have always set the tone in the tech M&A market. If a tech deal printed in 2017, the buyer is more likely a private equity firm than any of the well-known serial acquirers on the US stock market. This is the first time in the history of the multibillion-dollar tech M&A market that financial acquirers have been busier than these strategic acquirers. To understand how the ever-growing influence of buyout shops is reshaping the tech industry, join 451 Research for an hour-long webinar on Thursday, Sept. 7 2017.
Hear fresh and exclusive insights about customer experience and to learn which technological innovations you need to establish top-class customer experience initiatives for your business.
Join our guest speaker Tony Costa, Forrester Principal Analyst, for an on-demand webinar on the latest customer experience trends and insights.
Tony will be sharing results from a survey of 200+ global organisations who responded to 19 in-depth questions evaluating their customer experience initiatives readiness and the challenges they face.
Watch now learn:
✓ Challenges executives face in winning, serving, and retaining customers
✓ Why a singular, contextual view of the customer in real-time is critical to CX success
✓ Technology investments companies are making to improve customer experience
FinTech is one of the biggest buzzwords these days, and unfortunately this means the market can get quite saturated with content.
How can you grow, nurture and continue to engage a community of professionals who are keen to learn, educate themselves, and stay updated on the latest trends and topics in FinTech and Financial Services?
David and Ina are Senior Content Strategy Managers for BrightTALK's FinTech and Financial Services communities which have over 400,000 members globally. Together, they organise online and offline events where leading experts debate and discuss topics ranging from innovation in payments, blockchain, mobile banking, and more.
Join this session where you will learn:
-What makes good FinTech content?
-How to keep your followers or subscribers engaged and coming back for more
-How to manage conversations where speakers might have opposing views
-How can incumbents create compelling content that helps them better compete with "cooler" challengers?
-How can speakers best position themselves to become credible thought leaders?
-What are the top trending keywords in FinTech that will help your marketing campaigns?
-How can you make the most out of a speaking opportunity?
An introduction to CDL, the world's first managed on-premise and cloud cybersecurity data lake. Developed with Intel and leading data center, cloud and security vendors, CDL is designed to democratize security analytics at scale, unlock the potential of today’s siloed security solutions, and provide a converged security analytic platform for enhancing and extending SIEM, EDR, IDS/IPS and other traditional systems as well as powering User and Entity Behavior Analytics (UEBA), Machine Learning (ML), Advanced Analytics (AA) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) solutions. CDL enables enterprises to win the war against today’s top digital business threats including malware, ransomware, Advanced Persistent Threats (APT), Data Leak Protection (DLP), insider threats, denial of service, botnets and nation state attacks.
Want to learn more about the Pentaho Trial? Then attend this recorded webcast that focuses on big data and data integration best practices as well as how to get the most out of your Pentaho 30-day trial.
Other topics include:
* A review the components that are part of your trial and best approach to get started
*A discussion on the best way to connect to your data and manage your analytical pipeline
* A showcase our library of videos, tutorials and documentation for a smooth trial
* Highlights of proven best practices to make the most of your 30-day download
In the sub-prime lending market, speed-to-close determines market share. Join us to learn how an end-to-end digital process with e-signatures transformed OneMain’s lending business – positioning the lender as the largest personal loan company in the U.S. Today,99% of OneMain’s loans are e-signed, enabling them to be closed and funded significantly faster than on paper.
In this 60-minute presentation, you’ll learn how the company took a phased approach and implemented e-signatures in the call center and online channels, then expanded to the branch network. This year, OneMain will complete its e-signature roll-out to 1,700 branches, where the majority of its loans are transacted.
Our speakers will share firsthand insights and advice on topics like:
· Top e-signature requirements, such as security, deployment, scalability
· Best practices for preparing a national roll-out – including working with regulators on a state-by-state basis
· Designing optimal workflows for remote vs. in-branch transactions
· Preparing the branch network for e-signature
Presenters: David Smith, Vice President, Application Systems, OneMain
Philip Hannah, Director of IT, OneMain
Mary Ellen Power, VP Marketing, eSignLive by
Digital transformation is something that everybody wants to achieve, but not everyone can define. In this webinar, Accenture managing director Davinder Gautam and MuleSoft founder Ross Mason will discuss the problems CIOs are facing in planning and executing their digital transformation strategies as well as solutions to closing the IT delivery gap and achieving their goals.
Attendees will learn:
- What are the obstacles getting in the way of achieving digital transformation?
- Strategies to end the misalignment of business and IT on digital initiatives
- A roadmap to closing the IT delivery gap
Initial Coin Offerings (ICOs), Token Sales, Token Generating Events (TGE) are now all the rage. They are on the news, on your LinkedIn feed, on Twitter hashtags, and even on the Legislators' agendas… The US, Canada, and China are at the forefront of ICOs regulation, either defining them, supporting them, or banning them; and this is why it is important to understand the regulatory compliance implications these crowdfunding modalities carry, the legal framework that applies, and how to prepare - compliance wise - for a successful ICO.
With this in mind we’ve put together this AML regulations primer, a webinar with the little details you need to know and understand before you start your journey into crypto-land and prepare for your upcoming ICO.
Angela Chartrand - Founder at Sentinence,
Sarah Hody - Associate at Perkins Coie,
Marco Santori - Partner at Cooley, and
Neal Reiter (Moderator) - Director of Product at IdentityMind Global, in discussing:
- The Regulatory Framework in the US, Canada, China, and other countries around the world
- How to know if you are a security
- Jurisdiction questions between different Government Agencies
- The benefits of a Regulatory Sandbox
- What kind of compliance do you need to do?
Monitoring POS or ATM transactions is complex. Hear the latest in how industry leading Prognosis software helps large Financial institutions monitor fraudulent activity and up-time across payments networks.
Digital transformation is increasingly becoming a major strategic issue for banks. They increasingly understand that digital is not just another distribution channel but a major change in their business models, functioning, cultures themselves with major impacts and demanding change programs across the whole business and value chains.
We will assess how these transformations are taking place, how do they impact the financial services sector, how the implementation of technologies such as blockchain are accelerating the transformation, where are the convergence and in particular how best startups and incumbents can work together.
Moderator: Jean-stephane Gourevitch
Alexa Fernandez, Head of FinTech Partnerships at BBVA
Christoffer Hernaes, Chief Digital Officer at Skandiabanken
Arthur Leung, Product Lead at Curve
Laurence Leyden, General Manager for Financial Services at SAP
AI apps are shaping up to be an essential part of financial institution and fintech offerings. Yet these innovative solutions are only as useful as the data they can access. In our webinar, we’ll show you how to apply predictive analytics and AI to a massive scale of data to derive valuable insights and power more personalized user experiences.
From financial wellness apps that help your customers save money, to chatbots that assist users with making payments, the better you understand your users, the more relevant your solutions will be. Learn how AI technology and tools can help detect patterns in financial and transactional data, predict future events and even enable you to suggest a course of action for your users, resulting in a deeper and more meaningful connection.
In this VB Live webinar, you’ll find out how to:
• Drive customer engagement and loyalty with the next wave of financial wellness solutions
• Use predictive analytics and AI to deliver more personalized and engaging apps and chatbots
• Provide users with intelligent financial guidance based on past behavior
• Extract valuable insight from a wealth of data to measure users’ financial health
• Partner with vendors to develop the machine-learning based systems that constantly analyze data and derive insights to drive more meaningful conversations with your end users
* Katy Gibson, VP of Application Products, Envestnet | Yodlee
* Dion F. Lisle, VP Head of FinTech, Capgemini America Inc.
* John Vars, Chief Product Officer, Varo Money
* Keith Armstrong, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Abe.ai
* Stewart Rogers, Director of Marketing Technology, VentureBeat
Digital disruption in the banking arena is accelerating. Pure digital firms have raised the bar for customer expectations regarding convenience, service, and speed. Fintech companies are taking over profitable areas such as payments, lending, and retail investments. In this new world, banks need to create a seamless, personalized customer journey. This journey must be marked by intuitively grasping and fulfilling the customer’s next demand.
But how do banks create this sought-after customer experience? The answer is found in building a cohesive ecosystem incorporating the perfect blend of both digital and physical touchpoints.
Discover how to grow wallet and market share by making customer journeys easy and frictionless across all touchpoints. As you simplify the way customers interact with your bank, you will reduce costs and free up both staff and capital, which you can then apply to support further innovation and growth.
About The Speakers:
Eric Crabtree, VP & Global Head, Financial Services, Unisys
Eric Crabtree is the global leader for Financial Services. In his current role, Eric is building a cohesive strategy for the financial services vertical, by leveraging the extensive domain expertise across the Unisys portfolio and ensuring that solutions and services are delivered in a way that enable our clients to meet their strategic goals and objectives.
Daniel Latimore, Senior Vice President, Banking, Celent
Daniel W. Latimore, CFA, is the Senior Vice President of Celent’s Banking group and is based in the firm’s Boston office. Mr. Latimore’s areas of focus include the banking ecosystem, digital and omnichannel banking, and innovation.
This webinar will give viewers the chance to ask the hard unanswered questions on MiFID II reporting to a panel of experts.
The webinar agenda will be created by the viewers, send your questions in before the event and we will build the conversation around them. You will also get a chance to ask questions live to the panelists and participate in a series of polls with your peers to benchmark your preparations against the rest of the industry.
The panel will consist of
- UnaVista ARM expert
- Head of Compliance
- TRADEcho APA expert
- Law firm
¡Conozca las preocupaciones de sus clientes y actúe!
El Unisys Security Index mide las preocupaciones de los consumidores en problemas relacionados a la seguridad nacional, personal, financiera y en Internet. El Índice Global de Seguridad mostró en 2017 un aumento de 20% en la preocupación general de seguridad. Aprenda más en este webinar sobre los detalles del estudio, cómo hacer frente a ciber amenazas, qué opinan los consumidores sobre el Internet of Things, y gánese la confianza de sus consumidores mientras continúa su proceso de Transformación Digital.
Leonardo Carissimi, Experto en Seguridad y Director de Soluciones de Seguridad en América Latina de Unisys. Cuenta con más de 20 años de experiencia en la industria de seguridad. En Unisys, ayuda a construir un mundo más seguro mientras transforma la industria de seguridad con el innovador enfoque de micro-segmentación, así como con la Arquitectura de Seguridad Adaptativa y la Inteligencia de Ciber-Amenazas.
Saiba mais sobre as preocupações dos seus consumidores!
O Unisys Security Index mede as preocupações dos consumidores em questões relacionadas à segurança nacional, pessoal, financeira e da Internet. O Unisys Security Index mostrou um aumento de 20% na preocupação de segurança geral em 2017. Saiba mais neste webinar onde iremos apresentar os detalhes do estudo e falar sobre como lidar com ameaças cibernéticas, o que os consumidores pensam sobre Internet das Coisas, e como aumentar a confiança de seus consumidores enquanto sua empresa avança na Transformação Digital.
Leonardo Carissimi, Especialista em Segurança e Diretor de Soluções de Cybersecurity para América Latina da Unisys. Possui mais de 20 anos de experiência no setor de segurança. Na Unisys, ajuda a construir um mundo mais seguro, ao mesmo tempo em que transforma o setor de segurança com uma inovadora abordagem de microssegmentação, bem como a arquitetura de segurança adaptativa e a inteligência de ameaças cibernéticas.
Are we going to see digital central bank currencies in the future? Who will be the next country to introduce its own digital currency?
All these and more will be tackled by our panel, so get your questions ready.
Agenda points will include:
-Is there going to be a Bitcoin crash?
-What are some of the adoption issues for digital currencies?
-The sustainability of blockchain and cryptocurrencies for making and processing payments
-Assessment of risks
-Introducing cryptocurrencies in the mobile world
Still confused about this whole Blockchain thing? Interested in investing in digital currencies, but not sure where to start? Want to get a better idea of the threats and opportunities?
David Siegel is a Blockchain, decentralization and business agility expert who has been a high-level management & strategy consultant to companies like Sony, Hewlett Packard, Amazon, NASA, Intel, and many start-ups. David has been praised for being able to explain Blockchain in the most simple and interesting way.
What you will learn:
-What is Bitcoin?
-What is the blockchain?
-What is Ethereum? What is Ether?
-What is a distributed application?
-What is a smart contract?
-What is a triple ledger?
-What about identity and security?
-What business models are at risk?
-What are the opportunities?
-What should we do?
There has been a surge in investments into the digital currency market in recent months. From beginners to those who have been in the game for a while, this webinar will go over everything you've wanted to know and will give tips to any seasoned investors looking to improve their portfolios.
The panel will discuss:
-How do you get started in digital currency investment?
-What do I need to know about blockchain technology?
-Wallets, bitcoins, alt-coins, ether
-When is the right time to invest?
-Safety concerns and how to keep make secure investments
-Which crypto currencies should you invest in?
-Initial Coin Offerings
-Predictions for 2018
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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
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.
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?
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)
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 to learn how you can use WhatsApp and WeChat within your business to communicate with customers, but also internally for staff to communicate with each other.
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.
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.