Innovation

Innotribe speakers set to shine at Sibos 2019

From inspiring visionaries to renowned futurists and industry gurus, this year’s Innotribe at Sibos programme is guaranteed to spark conversations

Innotribe has always brought dynamic and thought-provoking voices from outside the finance industry to Sibos. The year’s event maintains this tradition through a mix of the new and familiar. Over the course of a brimful four-day programme, insightful and provocative speakers from the fintech, bigtech and academic communities will help us to break down our core theme – The Evolution of Trust.

 

Exploring trust and digital identity

Andrew Nash, managing vice president of consumer identity at Capital One, kicks off Monday’s agenda, focused on ‘Trust and Identity’. Nash joined the US retail bank when it acquired Confyrm, a startup specialising in identity fraud detection and alerting systems, having previously held senior identity services roles at both Google – helping manage more than one billion consumer and enterprise identities – and PayPal.

On Monday afternoon, the baton passes to Kaliya Young, known on her blog and Twitter as Identity Woman. Young co-founded the Internet Identity Workshop in 2005, and works to develop open standards that enable individuals to control their digital identities and data through government projects, academic papers, keynote presentations and articles, as well as her co-authored book, ‘The Comprehensive Guide to Self-Sovereign Identity’.

 

Fast-forward into the future

A central attraction of Tuesday’s ‘Technology and Humanity’ theme is a morning session co-hosted by technology visionaries Gerd Leonhard and Brad Templeton. Guided by the credo ‘people, planet, purpose and prosperity’, Leonard – an Innotribe veteran – collaborates with governments and companies globally on ways technology can support rather than replace people. Templeton has been at the heart of internet-based innovation since the dawn of the dot.com era, founding ground-breaking businesses such as Clairnet, establishing academic faculties and advocating civil rights in cyberspace. While writing and researching widely, a key current focus is automated transport, including development work for Google on self-driving cars.

Tuesday afternoon’s sessions dive deeper into the day’s themes. First, we’ll hear from Dr Eng Lim Goh, CTO at analytics innovator SGI, acquired by Hewlett-Packard in 2016. Goh’s expert insights into machine learning, AI and autonomous systems will be followed by Pascal Coppens, who will use his experience as an entrepreneur in Silicon Valley and China to outline the wider implications of a world in which ‘Made in China’ is increasingly replaced by ‘Created in China’.

 

New models for a new world

Wednesday’s programme is dominated by The Future of Money, in which panellists will be led by James Lloyd, Asia-Pacific fintech leader at EY, through an in-depth examination of the transformative influence of digital currencies as they play a larger role in retail and wholesale financial markets.

On Thursday, ‘Privacy and Security’ take centre stage, with Eric Sachs, leader of Google’s identity team, and a pioneer in the area since 1992. Sachs’ Thursday morning session will draw on his experience across the multiple business lines he has worked in since joining Google in 2003, as well as his role in industry efforts to increase adoption of internet identity standards, including OAuth and OpenID.

 

A bigger bang?

Innotribe week always starts and ends with a bang, with our opening and closing sessions setting the tone for the week and summarising the key takeaways in a way that inspires delegates to embrace innovation on a daily basis. This year is no exception and we look forward to sharing details of a star-studded line up of opening, closing and special guest speakers very shortly. If our space-themed hints haven’t already given away the identity of our opening speaker, we can only add that in at Sibos 2019, Innotribe will only get better!