Oct 17
Sibos Update

Microsoft CEO closes a record-breaking Sibos 2017

The final day at the MTCC covered disruptive innovation and technology, AI, and the importance of continued collaboration

Sibos 2017 Toronto has been a record breaker. With 8,100 delegates, its officially the largest Sibos ever seen in the Americas.

The growing influence of AI

The final day’s highlights included the last Big Issue Debate, which focused on the growing significance of disruptive innovation and artificial intelligence.

Moderated by Dean C. Garfield from the Information Technology Industry Council, the panel included Alex Manson (Standard Chartered), Axel Lehmann (UBS), and Amber Case (Harvard University).

They covered the important role that AI can play, the need to take a more ecological view of banking, and the idea of automating day-to-day tasks to free up more time for innovation.

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella then delivered an inspiring closing address to a packed John Bassett Theatre, talking about how technology is impacting every aspect of our society and economies.

Innotribe comes to a close

The Innotribe stand has been a big attraction throughout the week. The programme concluded on Thursday with sessions on RegTech, FinTech hubs across the Americas, and the case for calm technology.

One of the week’s highlights was a look at the past, present and future of the Internet, with Sir Tim Berners-Lee, creator of the World Wide Web.

Sir Berners-Lee talked about collaboration, and how the 51% of the world’s population that have access to the Internet have a responsibility to help the 49% who don’t.

Thank you Canada!

The Canada Lounge has been a big hit with delegates, who were able to network with 32 of the country’s brightest FinTechs to discuss their innovative solutions and potential partnerships.

The FinTech Marketplace and FinTech Theatre also proved popular, providing a platform for new ideas and new relationships.

Sibos 2017 Toronto

Continue the conversation

In early November, the wrap-up editions of Sibos Issues and Sibos Insider will recap all the highlights from a busy week and continue the industry conversation.

Make sure that you also keep a close eye on Sibos.com in the coming days. If you log in using your Sibos credentials, you will be able to watch videos of many of this year’s sessions.

Thank you all for a great Sibos, and for your continued support. Sibos heads to Sydney next year, and we welcome Chantal Van Es as the new Head of Sibos. Thanks to Sven Bossu for a fantastic five years.

We hope to see you there between 22 & 25 October 2018.