Monday, Oct. 10, 10:30 am - 11:30 am (CET)

Sean Devaney, Vice-President, Strategy for Banking and Financial Markets

Sean Devaney

CBDC - Financial Inclusion or Surveillance State?

Developments related to digital currencies, stable coins, and central bank digital currencies (CBDC) are pressing issues for banks, raising important questions such as:

  • What happens to my fiat currency if a significant portion of my population is using a digital alternative currency that I don’t control?
  • What happens to privacy and anonymity if physical cash is replaced by a digital equivalent?
  • Should CBDCs be anonymous? If so, how do we manage their use to avoid tax evasion, fraud and other criminal uses?

Attendees will gain insight into challenges related to the deployment of a CBDC, along with the privacy issues facing regulators.

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Tuesday, Oct. 11, 10 am - 11 am (CET)

Rob Coakley, Vice-President, Payments Program Lead

Rob Coakley

Operating Critical Infrastructure in the Cloud: A European Bank’s Journey

Lunar Bank, a leading Nordic challenger bank, is redefining the banking ecosystem by embracing cloud computing to better collaborate with established banks, financial technology vendors, and market infrastructures within the Nordic region. At the same time, the bank is realizing its vision of improving the work and personal lives of people through better financial services. In this session, CGI and Lunar Bank will explore the framing of the bank’s Nordic mission, the regulatory and technology challenges it overcame, and the resulting value it has delivered to its customers. We hope you can join us.

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Tuesday, Oct. 11, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm (CET)

John Evans, Director of Financial Crime Solutions

John Evans

Ensuring Sanctions Compliance and Combating Terrorist Financing: Improving the Effectiveness of Payments Filtering

The international response against Russia since the outbreak of the war in Ukraine has triggered new sanctions and a marked increase in sanctioned entities. This has put more pressure on banks as they try to manage an increased volume in alert filtering resulting from the need to screen payments for hundreds of new organizations and individuals. John Evans, Director of Financial Crime Solutions at CGI, will lead a roundtable discussion on how to filter payments more accurately, analyze results, and introduce measures to increase straight-through processing and reduce the number of matches requiring operator assessment.

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Tuesday, Oct. 11, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm (CET)

Pat DeVilbiss, Director of Consulting

Patrick DeVilbiss

The Evolving Ecosystem of Digital Trade Channels

Trade banks face an increasingly complex challenge in connecting their core applications to appropriate channels to deliver customer value. New API capabilities, standards and networks raise new questions in terms of how banks should strategize to meet the customer needs of tomorrow. In this roundtable discussion, we will explore market maturity for a variety of digital channels, including omni-channel platforms, embedded finance, corporate API connectivity, banking networks, digital document channels, and supply chain finance providers. We will spotlight market opportunities and investments that may position your institution as a leader for the future. We hope you can join us.

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Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2 pm - 3 pm (CET)

Arthur Reitsma, Vice-President, Financial Services

Arthur Reitsma

Instant Payments: Dutch Lessons Learned (with Gijs Boudewijn, CEO, Dutch Payments Association)

The implementation of instant payments affects countries outside of Europe and brings with it regulatory and technology challenges. Join us in this session as we explore key instant payment initiatives. In addition, Gijs Boudewijn, CEO of the Dutch Payments Association and Vice Chair of the Payment Systems Committee for the European Banking Association, will provide a retrospective on implementing instant payments in the Netherlands and share his vision on the payment landscape in and outside of Europe.

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Tuesday, Oct. 11, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (CET)

Sean Devaney, Vice-President, Strategy for Banking and Financial Markets

Sean Devaney

Real-Time Payments Don’t Make Real-Time Banks

Banks across the globe are considering how to successfully shift to real-time operations. Customers want access to their banks 24/7, and they expect data to be accurate and up to date at all times. Although discussions about real-time activities have focused on payments processing and supporting networks, this roundtable will explore other areas where banks face challenges in shifting to real time.

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Tuesday, Oct. 11, 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (CET)

Dr. Gohar Sargsyan, Director of Consulting

Dr Gohar Sargsyan

Sustainable Finance: Partnership and Collaboration as Key Guarantors of Successful Strategy Implementation

Banks play a vital role in helping the world transition to a more equitable, sustainable and low carbon future, but questions remain:

  • Can banks accomplish this transition alone?
  • What players need to be involved for maximum impact?
  • What is the recipe for success in this unprecedented time?

In this roundtable, we will discuss the answers to these questions and explore the challenges that must be overcome to successfully implement a sustainable finance agenda.

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Wednesday, Oct. 12, 12 pm - 1 pm (CET)

Andy Schmidt, Vice-President & Global Industry Lead for Banking

Andy Schmidt

Reimagining Banking as a Service: Unleashing the Benefits of Digitalization

Traditional banking as a service creates limited value for banks—and vendors—because it shifts existing infrastructure to a new provider without addressing the underlying technology debt. This session will identify why traditional outsourcing arrangements often fail and how reimagining banking as a service as a co-investment opportunity creates a better way for driving systems modernization and efficiency improvements.

Attendees will gain a deeper understanding on how this new approach will improve both business outcomes and bottom lines.

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Wednesday, Oct. 12, 2 pm - 3 pm (CET)

Manoj Mishra, Vice-President of Consulting

Manoj Mishra

Embedded Finance: Invisible Banking

“Banking is necessary, banks are not,” said Bill Gates in 1994. This is becoming true now. We see a rapid acceleration of a phenomenon in which banks are becoming invisible as the line between banking and personal lives blurs. Banks are no longer the place you go to for your financial needs. Instead, financial services are becoming embedded in everyday life through other means. We are just embarking on this new face of finance, which is expected to have an estimated market value of more than $230 billion by 2025. Join this session to learn how to make your bank invisible. During this 60-minute session, we will discuss the why, what, and how of embedded finance.

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Ainsley Ward

Ainsley Ward
Vice-President, Payment Consulting Services
Topics: Payment solutions

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David Hooper

David Hooper
Vice-President of Consulting
Topics: Payment overlay services and open finance

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Deb Mohapatra

Deb Mohapatra
Banking Sector Lead, Great Lakes
Topics: Advanced analytics and digital transformation

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Gohar Sargsyan

Gohar Sargsyan
Director of Sustainability, Innovation & Partnership
Topics: Sustainability and ESG due diligence

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Jitendra Kulkarni

Jitendra Kulkarni
Senior Vice-President
Topics: Capital markets
 

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Karen Brown

Karen Brown
Director, Global Payments Solutions
Topics: All things payments
 

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Kevin Poe

Kevin Poe
Vice-President, Financial and Insurance Solutions
Topics: Digital transformation and innovation

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Robert Book

Robert Book
Director of Banking and Payment Solutions
Topics: Payments innovation

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Satu Kiiski

Satu Kiiski
Consulting Director, Global Banking
Topics: Cloud and end-to-end solutions
 

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