Innovation Talk over Lunch: All mouth and no trousers? How banks can move from talk to innovative customer-centric deliveries

Over the last few years, the banking sector has been talking a good game around innovation and digitalisation – but now the time has come to deliver real and relevant solutions to the customer. This session explores how banks can move digital strategies from PowerPoint to proof point.

Payments system design in developing markets: How are developing markets driving inclusion and modernisation?

In May 2017, BankservAfrica together with McKinsey & Co. conducted an experiment. We asked experts in developing economies to share their thoughts on national payments systems design and we were surprised by the response. It is a common thread that there is a gap in knowledge of how to build a national payments system over time. The most commonly asked questions include where to start, what to focus on, what technology to use and who to involve in the process.

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.)

RT1, real and timely

Hear from industry frontrunners why they choose to go live with EBA CLEARING's pan-European real-time payment system RT1, how they expect reach to evolve over the next years and what they anticipate in terms of use cases and volumes in the future.

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.