Sibos Update

Sibos launches podcast to debate future of finance

Series launches with SWIFT Institute academic speaker previews.

Sibos has launched a brand new series of podcasts providing insights and analysis of the themes that will dominate this year’s conference.

Four academics from some of the UK’s top business university schools, who are speaking as part of the SWIFT Institute conference programme at Sibos 2019 in London, have recorded the podcasts to give people a sneak peek of their upcoming presentations.

  • Julian Birkinshaw, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship at London Business School, gives a summary of his views on ‘Staying Ahead of the Curve in a Disruptive World.’
  • Dr Angela Gallo, Lecturer in Finance at Cass Business School, City University of London, provides highlights of her speech ‘Living in an Era of Political Uncertainty: Implications for Banks.’
  • Alistair Milne, Professor in Financial Economics at the School of Business and Economics at Loughborough University, will give listeners a preview of his talk ‘Blockchain – a Distraction on the Road to Digital Transformation.’
  • Pinar Ozcan, Professor of Strategic Management at Warwick Business School, provides highlights of her presentation on ‘The Rise of Banking Platforms and the Challenges Faced by Incumbents and New Entrants.’

Chantal Van Es, Head of Sibos, says: “The Sibos community is highly engaged with the biggest changes and challenges facing financial services, but doesn’t always have an abundance of time to digest the latest thinking. We have launched the Sibos podcast to provide short and snappy insights into industry defining trends, while exploring this year’s conference programme.” 

Peter Ware, Director, the SWIFT Institute, says: “An important role of the SWIFT Institute is to provide a forum where academics and financial practitioners can learn from each other. We’re excited to bring this forum to Sibos in London, with four of our academic researchers providing their impartial insights on topics which will be front of mind for many delegates. These podcasts provide an engaging preview of their presentations.”

Podcasts will be published regularly between now and Sibos in London on 23 – 26 September 2019. The channel is launching with episodes featuring Professor Birkinshaw, Dr Gallo and Professor Ozcan, with interviews from Professor Milne and additional participants to follow.

To download the podcasts go to the Sibos channel on Soundcloud or listen on your preferred platform such as iTunes, Spotify and Stitcher. Podcasts are also available on If you like what you hear please don’t forget to like, share or subscribe to future episodes.