How do global corporates expect to experience gpi from their banks? From corporate endorsement to gpi enlightenment

SWIFT gpi is live, delivering fast, transparent and traceable cross-border payments with a guarantee of unaltered remittance information. Corporates worldwide have endorsed the new service and welcomed the transformation of cross-border payments. Keen to reap the benefits, they are now eager to find out how the gpi offering will be tailored to their needs and requirements. In this interactive workshop 4 global corporates will share their expectations and discuss how SWIFT gpi can best support their business strategy.

What does the future hold for banks – Evolution or extinction?

Just a decade or two ago, the world’s technology giants were startups in the proverbial garages of California, or any number of other hotbeds of innovation. Yet by now, they have disrupted most spheres of the real economy: commerce, transport, advertising, news, media…

On the other hand, we’ve been hearing for many decades of the impending demise of banks due to a tectonic shift in technology. Yet those same banks have by and large managed to evolve by integrating those obviously not-so-deadly killer apps.

SWIFT gpi innovation with Distributed Ledger Technology – SWIFT Nostro DLT Proof of Concept

As Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) progresses towards maturity and the first SWIFT gpi service is live with phase 2 also on its way, this session will showcase how SWIFT’s latest research and development work on DLT will bring new enhancements to improve gpi even further. The SWIFT Nostro DLT Proof of Concept (PoC) leveraged blockchain technology to provide real-time visibility on the liquidity of nostro accounts, easing reconciliation and allowing liquidity savings while meeting key industry requirements such as governance, data privacy, standardisation, security and identity.

SWIFT gpi onboarding – Experiences from the field

In this session we will look at the actual implementation and integration of SWIFT gpi within a bank. This event will cover what steps should be taken into account and which aspects considered when preparing for gpi testing, go-live, payments Tracker and/or bank portal integration through APIs. Find out from SWIFT, as well as from live gpi banks, who will share their experiences including the challenges faced and successes.

Digital Trade Chain : A unique collaboration initiative amongst banks

Digital Trade Chain is an innovative shared platform for managing, tracking and protecting open account trade transactions.
Starting in 2018 it will link the buyer, seller and their banks in a trusted way.

Built on Blockchain technology, the application provides swift and transparent follow-up for the entire trade process.
From order to payment, the entire flow is displayed, while initiating payments once all contractual agreements have been met.

New Frontiers: How the convergence of globalization and smart automation are transforming the way we work

Globalization and the expansion of smart automation (through robotics, artificial intelligence, etc.) have transformed the way that financial services firms are thinking about how work is organized and executed at organizational, operational, and human levels. What does this mean for the future of the industry, and how can firms navigate the change? Through sharing State Street’s experiences, this session will explore the skills, attributes and behaviors we need to ensure that talent management, service delivery models, and controls enable us to thrive in this new environment.

Taming the Elephants worldwide: How the global regions are each building the future in a new context

This panel explores how to tame the “elephants in the room” for our industry to progress.
Three likely “elephants” to explore are:
1. “New” politics: As we observe a shift from “left vs right” to “nationalist vs. internationalist” politics, shifts in U.S. politics and the Brexit in Europe, how do we shape conditions for our industry to progress?
2.Regulation: How can regulation keep market infrastructures secure while enabling them to advance? (Focus on the Central Securities Depositories Regulation.)

Deep dive into the ISO 20022 implementation strategy for U.S. high-value payment systems

The U.S. Federal Reserve and The Clearing House Payments Company who operate the high-value payment systems in the U.S. (i.e., Fedwire® Funds Service and Clearing House Interbank Payments System (CHIPS®) respectively) will provide a walkthrough of their ISO 20022 implementation strategies that emerged from their detailed planning process, including lessons learned along the way.