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.
Individuals and businesses en masse are realizing the potential of blockchain, and are eager to invest in the vast and growing number of products and solutions this revolutionary technology has produced. There are huge gains and losses to be made from investing in crypto; getting an understanding of blockchain technology is pretty essential for everyone in looking to enter.
Though, even with an investment background, things can get complicated fairly quick. With so much advice out there, it’s difficult, if not seemingly impossible, to find the signal amongst the noise.
Decentrl has partnered with BIGA to cut through the noise. We are a boutique consultancy that advises fellow blockchain startups, enterprises, and governments on crypto-economics, investor relations, business development, and community building, and have collectively raised over $600M.
Together, our team of analysts, community leaders, and investors bring you an insightful webinar so you and your network can be given a straightforward introduction to the complex and sensational world of crypto.
We’ll teach you everything you need to know to get started, including:
• How to set up your first wallet
• Using altcoin exchanges
• How to start trading
• The risks
We will follow-up our talk with our Macro Trading Report, which will be of interest to more seasoned traders, but also very insightful to beginners, which will include:
• An overview of the current market state (including Bitcoin & Ethereum)
• Upcoming major news events for the top 100 ranked cryptocurrencies
• Projects to watch
• Updates from major conferences & events
There will also be a chance to have your questions answered during our live Q&A.
To join us for the webinar, simply make a free account on BrightTALK.
Surprise guest appearances will also be featured live from our office in Los Angeles!
Financial services have always done identity management. It began as the teller or manager knowing each customer. Next came signature matching, passbooks, and – if you had a lock box in a vault – a key. These systems were inflexible and inconvenient on purpose. With the advent of the computer age, these organizations simply adopted the digital analogs of these physical systems: PINs and passwords. These increased flexibility – a customer or employee could access an account at any time from practically anywhere – but sacrificed security for the sake of convenience. To be secure, PINs and passwords need to be long, complex, and changed regularly: Three things customers have no interest in.
Today, identity management is undergoing a revolutionary change as biometrics allow companies to combine the convenience people want with the security that both people and organizations need. Learn how three financial services companies from across the world, a private investment firm, a prominent Swiss bank, and a major trading organization, have deployed a biometric authentication platform as part of their identity and access management strategy. Veridium’s Chief Product Officer, John Spencer, will explore the key factors that make up a secure biometric authentication platform, and Global Head of Sales Engineering, Ross Penny, will discuss the details of deploying within different environments.
In this webinar we’ll discuss:
• Using enterprise-ready solutions to replace passwords with multi-factor biometric authentication – including 4 Fingers TouchlessID, face recognition, and touch recognition – for employee and customer access.
• Maintaining a highly secure-yet-convenient user experience across any channel: ATM, app, and personal computer.
• Providing users with fast, easy, and seamless enrollment and verification.
The common wisdom is that cloud adoption in Europe is trailing behind the US and that we will eventually “get there”. In this webcast, Carla Arend and Angela Vacca will debunk this myth and provide proof points about why customer journeys to the cloud actually follow a different pattern in Europe. They will outline the technical, cultural and geopolitical reasons for why cloud adoption is different and how different industry verticals are adopting cloud.
IT vendors need to understand their customer’s cloud maturity to tailor their messaging adequately.
Pricing digital assets in the marketplace through the interactions of buyers and seller.
Join this webinar to learn:
- Importance of price discovery and having a reference point for digital assets' value
- Cryptocurrency exchanges, order books and resulting trades
- Prices at any given time is a natural result of the buying / selling that happens on exchanges around the world
- Institutional asset allocators are warming up to the idea of investing in crypto
Join SWIFT and Huntswood for an interactive discussion to help you address your sanctions compliance challenges.
In many markets regulators now require you to screen transactions and customers against a number of rapidly evolving sanctions lists.
Automated filtering tools, while effective, will generate false positives and false negatives. Follow up investigations must be conducted manually, which is time consuming and risky.
This webinar will explain how implementing best practices can help you fulfil auditing and transparency requirements while also improving operational efficiency and reducing costs.
In addition, we will cover how to:
- Address evolving sanctions regulatory requirements
- Simplify conversations with regulators
- Balance internal resources for effectiveness and efficiency
- Optimise global and internal list management
- Upgrade your screening platforms without disrupting business operations
Meet the panellists
- Graham Hooper, Huntswood FCR Advisory Panel Member (formerly Director of Financial Crime Risk at Lloyds Banking Group)
- Stephen Elliot, Managing Director of Financial Crime, Information and Payments, Huntswood
- Tony Wicks, Head of AML and Fraud Prevention Initiatives, SWIFT (moderator)
Date: Thursday, 14th June | Time: 13:00 GMT
Not sure you can join? You can still register as we will be sharing the recording following the event.
This panel, from In:Confidence 2018, hosted by The Exponential View's Azeem Azar discusses considerations for privacy as the world of AI rapidly grows and develops.
- Azeem Azhar (chair), The Exponential View & Accenture
- Andrea Mestriner, Head of Analytics and Data Visualisation, Just Eat
- Jeni Tennison, CEO, The Open Data Institute
- Sherif Elsayed-Ali, Director of Global Issues and Research, Amnesty International
The panelists looked to explore several key themes including the rise of AI; what it means for the consumer; considerations for data privacy and upcoming risks and opportunities for growth.
It's an engaging debate, from an industry-leading selection of speakers. Make sure to explore the content.
Smart contracts present great potential, but in order to use them, users should understand their advantages and limitations.
This presentation will discuss:
1. The benefits of smart contracts
2. Features of Blockchain
3. Strengths of smart contracts
4. Shortcomings and vulnerabilities of smart contracts
5. How to minimize smart contract shortcomings
Amy Wan, Esq., is Founder and Chief Legal Hacker at Sagewise, a project of Bootstrap Legal. Sagewise aims to build a dispute resolution infrastructure for smart contract disputes. Amy was previously a Partner at a law firm and general counsel of a real estate crowdfunding startup. Amy is also Founder and Co-Organizer of Legal Hackers LA and served as a Presidential Management Fellow.
-It’s no secret that the Nordics have always been ahead of the game when it comes to FinTech innovation. How can this be scaled and adopted by other regions?
-What are some of the characteristics of a FinTech winner?
-What are some of the key FinTech trends in 2018?
-How important is building a community in FinTech success?
-What was the most interesting thing you heard today at Money20/20 Europe?
Ask the expert session with Mark Baker from Canonical from Money20/20
-How do you solve the issue in FS where IT budget is used to keep in legacy systems therefore starting new thing is slow and it's hard to attract talent on old systems VS go outside to get something expensive and not always differentiating
-What are some of the challenges with creating a devops culture in Financial Services?
-How do you encourage your clients to adopt a Multicloud approach?
-AI is one of the biggest trends in FinTech over the past few months. Do you think FIs are getting to grips with it successfully, or do you see areas they can improve on?
Ask the experts session with BPC Banking Technologies from Money20/20 Europe.
Even though the technology seems to be getting all the attention, we are still very much part of an industry where everything starts from real life needs. Over the last years, payments and business transactions are increasingly converging into digital services. This raises some interesting questions on how to bridge real life to digital and create relevant products for customers. But are isolated solutions still fit for purpose or will the future all revolve around marketplaces and ecosystems? And what technologies enable this evolution? BPC Banking Technologies will be discussing what the journey towards a digital payments ecosystem looks like.
The concept of smart cities has evolved greatly in the past decade. One common trend we have noticed is the growing appreciate for active citizen engagement and contribution towards smarter, more efficient and happier cities.
At the same time there are competing models for the role of technology in society: proprietary, venture capital-backed and frequently extractive (Web 2.0) versus open, co-creative and decentralized (Web 3.0).
In this webinar, blockchain professors and entrepreneurs, David Lee and Boyd Cohen will explore the myriad of reasons why a blockchain approach to the evolution of cities is the superior choice for improving quality of life, ensuring resilience and for enabling urban innovation.
David LEE Kuo Chuen: BlockAsset Ventures and LeftCoast co-founder
Boyd Cohen: Dean of Research at EADA Business School and CEO, Co-founder of IoMob
It only takes one errant tap to compromise a mobile device. This short video clip highlights the threats and how inconspicuous a phishing attack on a mobile device can be. You will also be able to download our latest whitepaper to understand mobile phishing facts that will help you make informed decisions on how to protect corporate data.
Security, Compliance and User Experience - Why Identity Access Management Built on Open-Standards is the Key to Open Banking
Learn how identity & access management (IAM) solutions, built on open standards, can help meet the technical requirements of PSD2 and Open Banking, including secure XS2A (access to accounts), Strong Customer Authentication (SCA), Dynamic Linking, and Consent Management, all while providing a seamless user experience and distinct competitive advantage.
Bhavini ‘Bev’ Shah, Founder and CEO of City Hive, and Justin Onuekwusi, Multi Asset Fund Manager at Legal & General Investment Management, discuss the challenges and opportunities facing the Asset Management Industry. Areas discussed in this episode include: the under-representation of ethnic minorities at senior levels, the importance of cognitive diversity and recruiting people with different backgrounds, why business models need to change to incorporate diversity, how the asset management industry can attract more graduates and appeal to younger clients, the sensitivities around talking about race in the workplace, and why we may need to re-examine terms like ‘BAME’.
Economics is the study of resource production and distribution via individual optimization and strategic interaction. Nowhere is this body of knowledge more important than in the development of distributed systems in which a large number of individuals must coordinate their actions to create joint value.
In this session, Dr. Cathy Barrera, co-founder and chief economist at Prysm Group, will discuss the three levels of analysis at which economics can be applied to blockchain technology--the ecosystem level, the protocol level, and the app level——and present lessons development teams should learn from each.
Love it or hate it, Digital Transformation is at the center of industry leading organizations. Digital Transformation is not simply a list of IT projects, it involves completely rethinking how an organization uses technology to pursue new revenue streams, products, services and business models. In this webinar we will share with you IDC's concept of building a business case around digital transformation, and the broader strategic priorities of organizations connected to digital transformation working together to deliver business objectives. We will share market insight into the regional and industry use cases driving investment in Digital Transformation, providing an in-depth view of the Digital Transformation spending outlook connected to business use cases.
1. Why TLS and OAuth2 are not enough to secure your APIs
API Security has a much wider spectrum and even if you are using OAuth today, you may not use it in a way that is adapted to the risk taken when exposing Open banking APIs. What about API attacks protection ? PKCE ? Message confidentiality and integrity ?
2. Why API security must be declared and not coded
Developers should not have to master security standards such as OAuth and OpenID Connect and try to implement them properly into their APIs. Instead, they should rely on proven, reliable policies approved by the bank’s security team and simply apply those policies on top of their APIs.
3. How declarative security helps with consistency and automation
42Crunch's innovative tagging mechanisms can be used by developers to express security constraints on top of their Open API definitions (aka Swagger). Those tags are translated automatically, either via the UI or in the CI/CD pipeline into policies which are applied on APIs requests/responses, making it possible to apply security as early as possible in the API lifecycle and find security vulnerabilities early.
4. How to enforce security in a scalable way using micro-firewalls
We will show how to deploy the 42Crunch API Firewall at run-time whether on premises, in the Cloud or in a hybrid environment and how to monitor the system through real-time security dashboards.
The FCA and PRA and confirmed that they will be extending SMCR from the current scope, which is limited to just deposit taking entities, to the remainder of the financial services industry.
The extension of the regime will go live in December 2018 for insurers and mid to late 2019 for all authorised firms. BCS Consulting have supported many banks through their implementation from which they have learnt key lessons about the challenges, regulatory consequences and the most effective solutions.
BCS will share their lessons learnt and explain how firms can avoid the implementation challenges that many banks faced, ensuring they are well prepared for the regime go-live.
This session from In:Confidence 2018 will provide a brief history of privacy-by-design and it's relevance to the recently-come-into-effect GDPR.
George follows his introduction to privacy-by-design with a deeper dive into privacy design strategies, and concrete privacy enhancing techniques (PET's), along with touching on privacy on the block chain.
George Danezis is Professor of Security and Privacy Engineering and head of the Information Security Group of the Computer Science department at University College London. He is also a faculty fellow at the Turing Institute.
His focuses include computer security, privacy, and in particular anonymous communications, traffic analysis, statistical inference, smart metering and peer-to-peer security. He has a special interest in the application of modern machine learning to security problems, as well as distributed ledgers.
Come join the conversation with Don MacDonald and Jim Marous as they discuss the Digital Banking Report and the rich information it provides on how to survive in the data age.
It’s all but a foregone conclusion that financial institutions need to make the transformation to digital. In fact, many have already made huge strides and have become digital-first. But, once you’ve made the transformation, there’s a huge difference between having and using data.
A tidal wave of change is coming to the world of Economic Science. Digital tokens—including bitcoin, altcoins, and cryptocurrencies—will require a fundamental rethinking of valuation, in the same way that the introduction of the stock market required a new understanding of value.
As of this writing, the total value of all tokens stands at $500 billion. How do investors place value on computer code, with no central bank or physical asset to support it?
Drawing from the literature on behavioral economics and tools from cognitive psychology, we aim to provide the first anchor to understand the criteria that investors are deploying to value new digital assets, making this the first study of applied behavioral economics on token valuation.
Using a new instrument called the Framework for Token Confidence, we show how value can be created out of “thin air,” and how tokens, and indeed the entire economic system, operate as something like a “vote of confidence.”
The recorded music industry is a notoriously complex network of different stakeholders: record labels, collection societies, artist managers, performers, and streaming platforms, to name but a few. As a result, artists themselves struggle to understand how they generate revenue in an ecosystem that’s slow and inefficient.
Does the Ethereum protocol offer an answer to the industry’s transparency problem? What are the main challenges concerning the introduction of blockchain technology in the record industry?
This webinar will cover:
-Ethereum & blockchain technology basics
-How the record industry works
-Royalties, music rights & copyright control
-Opportunities: a global music industry blockchain database?
If you have any burning questions you would like to ask the author, don’t hesitate to contact her directly.
Organizations are focusing heavily on improving customer engagement. Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) tools are crucial to success, as they help to locate experts quickly and engage customers using the best method of interaction—ultimately driving measurable business benefits.
That’s one of many reasons it’s crucial for IT leaders to select the best UCC provider for their requirements, using the right architecture and management tools. Indeed, IT leaders wrestle with UCC architecture decisions for a variety of reasons. Will they lose too much control if they migrate to the cloud? How will they monitor service quality and troubleshoot complex problems? How easy will it be to integrate across a hybrid UCC implementation—and effectively manage in a single pane of glass?
Join Nemertes President Robin Gareiss, who has conducted extensive research on how organizations are leveraging their UCC capabilities to improve the customer engagement.
During this data-backed webinar, we’ll cover the following:
• What are the measurable business benefits of leveraging collaboration apps for customer engagement? We’ll look at some real-world case studies.
• How do organizations architect and manage UCC solutions? What are the best practices?
• Hybrid UCC deployments are on the rise. What are the pitfalls you should be aware of, and how can you hedge against them?
• What are the key actions that will ensure the lowest operational costs?
• What are some steps you can take today to avoid pain tomorrow?
A global panel explores the challenges and opportunities of improving efficiencies in payments for the hotel and lodging industry in the age of digital.
Experts from the hospitality industry, technology innovators and payments discuss the merits, benefits and opportunities of driving efficiency in travel payments and their role in ensuring a seamless customer experience for a digital age.
Jayson Canady, Director Global Payments Strategy, Hyatt
Mike Carlo, Board Director, HEDNA
Mike Conyers, Founder & CEO, ResDiary
Alex Mifsud, Founder & CEO, Ixaris Technologies
You know what you need to do to make your AML program a success. But, the gap between what you know you need and what you can deliver relegates those plans to the wish list.
You’ve tried connecting different systems and data sources but find yourself stuck with a limited system that cannot keep up with what you need to be effective. The operational impact is significant and the fear of missing something important is always present.
Modern technologies like IdentityMind can help you bridge the gap.
We invite you to listen to Julie Conroy, Research Director at Aite Group and Jose Caldera, Chief Products and Marketing Officer at IdentityMind to discuss the current landscape of threats and compliance risk, how new technologies can address them, and a path for moving from legacy systems to the adoption of these new technologies.
Guardian Analytics and Aite Research Group will describe the different types of real-time payments in digital banking from online bill pay to emerging P2P payments and explain why machine learning and behavioral analytics are needed to prevent fraud in real-time
This panel, from In:Confidence 2018, hosted by Privitar's Rob Anderson discusses the relationship between privacy and security, and how the two disciplines need to work together to achieve success.
- Rob Anderson (Chair), Head of Field Operations, Privitar
- Ellis Parry, Global Lead for Data Privacy, BP
- Jonathan Vowles, Data Security, HSBC
- Sanjeev Shukla, Managing Director, Accenture Security
The words privacy and security are often used interchangeably - as both seek to protect information - but they are unique and complimentary disciplines, which each need respective levels of focus. The session looked to define the relationship between the two and how they need to align and work hand in hand.
Security protects data against unauthorised access; privacy protects sensitive data in use within an organisation. Security is quite mature; privacy is an emerging discipline. Security is a technical field that has grown over several decades. Recognised security standards exist, and are maintained by an active community, with vetted security protocols in use everywhere. This is not yet the case for privacy. But if FB/ CA has taught us anything, it's that you defuinitely do need both.
It was a fascinating discussion, from an industry-leading selection of speakers. Make sure to tune in and catch the session on-demand.
Quanto le strategie manutentive incidono sull’efficienza totale della fabbrica, come incrementarla e come ridurre i costi dovuti ai fermi macchina.
Se si potesse approntare un modello statistico basato sul Machine Learning per studiare le eventuali anomalie ed infine utilizzare quel modello con i dati sensoristici in tempo reale per predire l’anomalia stessa?
Il webinar vi darà un quadro delle attuali strategie e di come poter anticipare le anomalie usando il Machine Learning, in più sarà portato un caso reale e come TIBCO Software ha aiutato un produttore a risparmiare il 10% sui costi di manutenzione.
Mobile phishing has grown by 85 percent year over year since 2011. These attacks are a top priority for enterprise business today.
Our research into mobile phishing has uncovered a number of malicious actors that exploit the mobile platform—unleashing such well-publicized mobile threats as Pegasus, Dark Caracal, FrozenCell, xRAT, ViperRAT, SocialPath, and Xsser/mRAT.
Watch the webcast to learn:
- How mobile phishing works
- How mobile phishing threatens the security of your enterprise
- What you can do to protect your organization
Second part of our 'Breach Response Preparedness Series’, a 3-part series on state-of-the-art incident investigation techniques and breach response strategies.
Statistics (from M-Trends 2018) show that the median dwell time (time between initial intrusion, and detection) for EMEA organisations in 2017 was 175 days. A 175 days roaming free inside the victim’s infrastructure; a large portion of which likely would have been with administrator privileges, thereby having the keys to the kingdom. To be able to respond to such breaches effectively and efficiently, Mandiant applies a structured approach, relying on its scalable technology platform, and threat intelligence collected over the last 14 years.
Join your host Jeroen Herlaar, Mandiant Regional Director, for a 25-minute webinar to discuss the Mandiant incident response approach, and why it matters to your organisation if you are confronted with a serious compromise.
Customer expectations around banking are changing at an unprecedented scale. At the same time, advances in digital technologies offer significant opportunities to shape and fulfill these evolving expectations. A recent Genpact survey of 6,000+ consumers across the US, UK, and Australia reveals powerful new insights in this realm. Again, as banks become increasingly digital – success requires seamless integration between the front, middle, and back offices. Join us on this webinar as we share our findings and provide examples of how to deliver and measure a consistent, high-quality experience across channels to create engaged, loyal customers.
In this webinar, we will offer practical takeaways on how to:
•Leverage journey-driven transformation to connect front to back office to optimize the end-end user experience
•Humanize the digital experience to offer the best of both human and machine interaction
•Use data and insights to deliver customer intimacy through personalized service
•Measure your CX initiatives for continuous improvement
KPMG's Guido van Drunen has 30 years of experience in forensic accounting, auditing, finance, and law enforcement. He's skilled in leading and conducting complex financial investigations. He's led global investigations, with 10 years of law enforcement experience in various jurisdictions. In this webinar he will share his experiences monitoring early-stage occupational fraud, and trouble-signs to look forward as the misconduct grew into multi-million-dollar work crimes.
Participa en este webinar y conoce más sobre:
• Cómo transformar mi empresa de seguros aprovechando las tecnologías y generando beneficios tanto dentro como fuera de la compañía
• A partir de la tecnología, qué nuevos productos/servicios se pueden ofrecer en las instituciones de seguros
• Qué áreas se deben involucrar para generar cambios en las instituciones de seguros aprovechando la DX
The world is changing and whilst you're reading this; the speed of change is increasing even further. What this leads to no one knows - the future of financial services could be "anxious and challenging" or "brilliant and full of opportunities".
Will customer centricity still be the mindset? What about “AI-first”? Or will we jump into the next phase of life?
In this session, Vincent Fokke, CTO FS Benelux, Capgemini, will walk you through the future of banking touching on key themes including;
* AI First as starting point
* Branch “office" or not…
* PLC V4.0
Join this session and start tomorrow's conversation today.
The last time the banks were investing the world was a very different place. Prior to 2008 social media was still nascent, there were no bitcoins and there was no ‘Fintech’… the first generation iPhone had only just been released.
However despite many of these advances and the emergence of new technologies, social and financial inclusion and mobility are arguably at their lowest point and the divide between the richest and poorest is bigger than ever’.
In this session we explore some of the big trends of 2018 and how Financial Services has the chance to really transform if the right investments are made.
Ben is a Partner in Baringa’s Banking practice with over 20 years experience in financial services. Ben leads Baringa’s Global Transaction Banking and Payments business and specialises in helping clients to optimise their operating model in the face of new competition and continued regulatory scrutiny and in shaping and delivering the required business transformation.
Recently Ben has been supporting several Fintechs in the development of their propositions, working on proofs of concepts in Blockchain/DLT and helping banks to make the most from the PSD2/ Openbanking opportunity.