Past Sibos: Sibos 2020 goes digital

Breaking new digital ground for Sibos 2020

As the world and the financial industry adapted its way of working in 2020, so did Sibos.

For the first time in its history, Sibos went digital, opening up the event free of charge to its community. During a record-breaking Sibos 2020 week in October with 22,000+ registered delegates, the community came together online in extraordinary times. Stimulating debate, innovative thinking and exchange of ideas around the conference theme, Driving the evolution of smart finance, and daily sub-themes made it a week to remember.

Sibos 2020 also saw the conversation continue with follow up monthly sessions all the way through to March 2021, featuring more speakers and thought leadership content for on-demand viewing.

Check out the highlights from Sibos 2020

Sibos 2020: Highlights


Get the breakdown on Sibos 2020 delegates.


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partner activities

  • Primary business focus
  • Primary area of responsibility
  • Function within institution
  • Type of institution
  • Age range
  • Region
  • 31%Payments
  • 17%Technology
  • 13%Cash Management
  • 10%Trade Services
  • 8%Securities
  • 6%Consultancy
  • 4%Compliance
  • 2%Cyber security/Risk management
  • 2%FX/MM
  • 1%Derivatives
  • 7%Other
  • 25%Business Development/Strategy
  • 16%Information Technology
  • 12%Operations
  • 11%Product Management
  • 11%Sales
  • 5%Customer Services
  • 4%Compliance Officer/Risk Manager
  • 4%Innovation
  • 4%Marketing
  • 1%Standards
  • 6%Other
  • 19%Analyst/Consultant
  • 15%Managing Director/ Director / EVP
  • 11%Vice President/ Functional Head
  • 10%Departmental Manager
  • 10%Relationship Manager
  • 8%Account Manager
  • 7%Section Head/Supervisor
  • 3%Board Member / CEO / CFO
  • 3%Compliance officer/Risk manager
  • 1%Chief Information Security Officer
  • 14%Other
  • 33%Commercial Bank
  • 16%Software/IT Vendor
  • 9%Consultancy
  • 6%Corporate
  • 5%Central Bank
  • 5%Investment Bank
  • 5%Payments Market Infrastructure
  • 4%Custodian
  • 4%Fintech/Start up
  • 4%Retail Bank
  • 2%Securities Market Infrastructure
  • 1%Broker/Dealer
  • 1%Exchange
  • 5%Other
  • 12%21 to 30
  • 31%31 to 40
  • 34%41 to 50
  • 18%51 to 60
  • 2%61 and over
  • 3%Prefer not to answer
  • 18%UK/Nordics
  • 35%EMEA
  • 23%APAC
  • 24%Americas

*Figures accurate up to 8 October.

Sibos conference theme

Driving the evolution of smart finance

The 2020 conference theme – Driving the evolution of smart finance – explored how the financial industry can make better decisions and run smarter businesses, while optimising technology and data.

With our industry and the world in general in a state of flux, the conference theme got to grips with how the COVID-19 pandemic, geo-political trends, climate change movements and social mobilisation were driving change across the globe. Speakers honed in on how businesses are constantly striving for smarter ways to lead our lives and the key issues facing the industry, from how regulatory change is developing and the evolving workplace, to the role of data and our responsibility to future inhabitants of our planet.

Relive the highlights from a record-breaking first ever digital Sibos by watching the publically available videos.

Conference information

Bringing the financial community together online

Find out more about a record-breaking Sibos 2020, including the conference programme and speakers, and our strategic partners:

Conference programme Sibos 2020 Partners

Community initiatives

Apart but connected

In 2020, the Sibos community kept connected with dedicated activities and initiatives, enabling collaboration, networking, and innovation. This included:

Women of Sibos event Discover Perfect Pitch Sibos Hackathon STAR scholarship programme Charity partnership with Dream Big!

Sibos videos

Relive Sibos 2020 via the publically available sessions and Sibos TV.