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Banking and Capital Markets

8th Annual FT-TCS BaNCS Financial Leaders Dinner Forum

The Big Tech Age: Who Will Shape the Future of Financial Services?

Sydney |
Speakers include:
Ravi Mattu

Ravi Mattu

Financial Times

Bonnie Buchanan

Bonnie Buchanan

Hanken School of Economics, Finland

Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu

Airwallex

Overview

The 8th Annual FT-TCS BaNCS Financial Leaders Dinner Forum, to be hosted by the Financial Times and Tata Consultancy Services at SIBOS 2018, will explore the business models that are driving Big Tech success, and the opportunities that these present for traditional banks. Expert speakers will debate what financial institutions can do to leverage the strategies and techniques of big tech companies around the world to become faster, smarter and more efficient, and what this means for the technology-enabled banking ecosystem of the future.

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Full Overview

Financial institutions are used to adapting. In the face of obstacles like legacy systems, fintech challengers and the rising tide of regulation, they have proven themselves willing and able to tweak business models and expand capabilities to stay competitive in an increasingly crowded landscape. But now, they are realising that their most significant evolution to date may be inspired by a different set of companies entirely: the Big Techs.

Technology giants are built on agile business models, designed around enabling customer needs and capable of handling limitless data points. For banks, these enormous, integrated user bases would be the perfect foundations from which to launch new financial products that can deliver the seamless, real-time, background-level experience that customers are beginning to expect.

In this environment, how should incumbent financial institutions respond to the example set by new and growing technology companies? What should financial leaders be prioritising when they are evaluating their strategy and distributing investment? Does the future of the financial services industry boil down to digital engagement – and if so, what does this mean for banks doing business in the marketplace right now?

The 8th Annual FT-TCS BaNCS Financial Leaders Dinner Forum, to be hosted by the Financial Times and Tata Consultancy Services at SIBOS 2018, will explore the business models that are driving Big Tech success, and the opportunities that these present for traditional banks. Expert speakers will debate what financial institutions can do to leverage the strategies and techniques of big tech companies around the world to become faster, smarter and more efficient, and what this means for the technology-enabled banking ecosystem of the future.

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Chair (1)

Ravi Mattu

Ravi Mattu

Deputy Asia News Editor
Financial Times

Ravi Mattu is the Deputy Asia News Editor of the Financial Times, helping to drive the paper's coverage across the region. Since joining the FT in 2000, he has held a number of senior positions at the FT, including Tech Editor; Editorial Director of commercial department FT2; Business Life editor, overseeing the management section of the paper; Acting Editor and Deputy Editor of the FT Weekend Magazine; and editor of Special Reports (magazines and websites), during which time he edited a number of titles, including Mastering Management, and launched FT Wealth.

Ravi has interviewed leading CEOs, entrepreneurs and politicians, and is a frequent speaker and conference chair.

Speakers (5)

Bonnie Buchanan

Bonnie Buchanan

Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair of Business and Economics
Hanken School of Economics, Finland

Bonnie Buchanan is the Fulbright-Hanken Distinguished Chair of Business and Economics at Hanken School of Economics, Finland. Her Fulbright Finland project is titled "FinTech in the Nordics". She is also Bosanko Professor of Finance at Seattle University. Professor Buchanan is the author of 'Securitization in the Global Economy' (2016) and her current research interests include fintech, securitisation and financial crises. She is also the Editor of the Journal of Risk Finance. 

Lucy Liu

Lucy Liu

Co-Founder and COO
Airwallex

Lucy Liu is the Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer at Airwallex. She co-founded Airwallex in 2015, and is responsible for overseeing the ongoing business operations. Lucy was recently named one of Forbes Asia's 30 Under 30, Fintech Australia’s Female Fintech Leader for 2018, and one of Ernst and Young’s Entrepreneurs of the Year. Previously, she was the Director of Hong Stone Investment Development Limited, a Hong Kong based investment company, where she designed and implemented their financial and operational strategy. Prior to this she was an investment consultant at the China International Capital Corp (CICC), China's first joint venture investment bank.

Ulku Rowe

Ulku Rowe

Technical Director of Financial Services
Google Cloud

Ulku Rowe is the Technical Director of Financial Services at Google Cloud.  At the forefront of Google’s cloud and machine learning capabilities, she enables the financial services industry to take advantage of Google’s technology to fuel their digital transformation.

Before joining Google, Ulku was Managing Director of Technology at J.P. Morgan Chase and Bank of America. During her financial services career, she built technology platforms for trading and analytics, middle and back-office, risk management, and finance. Driving business transformation through technical innovation and leadership has always been her focus.

Ulku received her MS degree in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and her BS degree in Computer Engineering from Bogazici University in Istanbul. She also serves on the Board of Directors of the Fulbright Association.

Neal  Cross

Neal Cross

Managing Director and Chief Innovation Officer
DBS Bank

Neal Cross is Managing Director and Chief Innovation Officer of DBS Bank and a strong advocate for innovation thinking and culture. He drives the bank’s innovation agenda regionally, as DBS moves to shape the future of banking, to enhance customer experience and better engage customers in the digital landscape. Mr Cross has more than 20 years’ experience in technology, innovation and financial services. Working with internal stakeholders and external collaborators, he charts the innovation roadmap for DBS to enhance customer experience and better engage the bank’s customers in the digital landscape.

On the back of DBS' recent “World’s Best Digital Bank” accolade, he won the “Most Disruptive” CIO global award by impressing judges Steve Wozniak and Sir Richard Branson at the finals of the Talent Unleashed Awards 2016.

Previous to DBS, Mr Cross was at MasterCard, where he was responsible for driving innovation as Vice President of MasterCard Labs in the company’s Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions. He started working in the Asia time zone at Microsoft in Australia and later in Singapore as the financial services industry director.

On his weekends he lives in the Sumatran jungle where he has founded Hotel Orangutan, a social enterprise to help save the critically endangered Sumatran Orangutan and to give local villagers employment and education.

Beat Jaccottet

Beat Jaccottet

Executive Board Member and Head of Strategy & Business Development
PostFinance

Beat Jaccottet is an Executive Board Member at PostFinance Bank and responsible for strategy, business development and implementation of core digital transformation initiatives. In April 2018, he successfully completed the Core Banking Transformation program of PostFinance. He has more than 20 years of experience in technology and innovation management across the telco, financial services and transportation industries. PostFinance, currently one of the Swiss banks with the highest digital customer traffic, launched a digital payments solution called “Twint” in 2014 and is currently pursuing a digital masterplan to allow its customers full online, real-time and paperless access to all of its core financial services.

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Agenda - 24th Oct

  • 6:00pm
    Registration and Cocktail Reception
  • 7:00pm
    Chair's Opening Remarks

    Ravi Mattu, Deputy Asia News Editor, Financial Times

  • 7:05pm
    Welcome from Tata Consultancy Services
  • 7:15pm
    Dinner
  • 8:15pm
    Keynote Framer
  • 8:30pm
    Fireside Chat
    • How are incumbent financial services firms handling the possibility that Big Tech business models could be better suited to banking than their own? What is the impact of this perceived ‘turf war’ on financial product development?
    • Data management is crucial to the customer experience. If most of this data resides on cloud servers owned by Big Tech leaders, how can financial services firms alter their business models to allow and encourage effective collaboration with technology companies?
    • What impact will Open Banking have in terms of opening up the financial arena to Big Tech companies? What can we expect in terms of strategies around Open Banking, and is it likely to differ across regions? Should we expect a different future for financial services in APAC, EMEA or the US respectively?
    • Who will dictate and shape the future of new technology? In the past incumbent banks have driven financial innovation thanks to their reach and capital – but given the achievements of Big Tech across all industries, who will take ownership of developments like AI?

    Neal Cross, Chief Innovation Officer, DBS Bank

    Beat Jaccottet, Head of Business Development & Core Banking Transformation, Post Finance

    Ulku Rowe, Technical Director of Financial Services, Google Cloud

    Moderated by: Ravi Mattu, Deputy Asia News Editor, Financial Times

  • 8:50pm
    Q&A, Dessert and Coffee
  • 9:10pm
    Chair's Closing Remarks

    Ravi Mattu, Deputy Asia News Editor, Financial Times

Who Attends?

The 8th Annual FT-TCS BaNCS Financial Leaders Dinner Forum is an exclusive, invitation-only event. This executive dinner forum is for senior executives (MDs, Principals, Partners, CIOs, CTOs, Heads of LOBs) and other experts from the Financial Services industry.

Complimentary places are available to individuals who meet this criteria. If you would like to apply to attend, please complete the short application form*.

*Places are strictly limited and subject to approval by the Publisher.

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Venue

Museum of Contemporary Art Australia
140 George St
The Rocks
Sydney 2000

Australia

Tel: +61 2 9245 2400

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Presented by (3)

The Financial Times is one of the world’s leading business news organisations, recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy. Providing essential news, comment, data and analysis for the global business community, the FT has a combined paid print and digital circulation of 840,000. Mobile is an increasingly important channel for the FT, driving more than half of total traffic.

TCS Financial Solutions is a strategic business unit of Tata Consultancy Services. Dedicated to providing business solutions to financial institutions globally, TCS Financial Solutions has compiled a comprehensive product portfolio under the brand name of TCS BaNCS. The TCS BaNCS universal financial solution is designed to help financial services institutions enhance end customer experience, enabling them to embrace open and innovative technologies that embody true digital customer engagement. Deployed at more than 450 installations worldwide, it is the largest collection of components, enterprise and consumer apps for the financial industry made available through the cloud, helping firms become more agile and intelligent by leveraging the power of new and extended ecosystems.

The Quartz suite of blockchain solutions from TCS BaNCS --- targeted at helping commercial and private banks, market infrastructure institutions, custodians, wealth management firms, brokers, registrars and transfer agents, insurance companies and other institutions managing documentation -- can make your organization agile, significantly reduce transaction processing timelines, provide real-time updates to both upstream and downstream participants, and reduce costs related to data exchange. With data masking, privacy and anonymity, the premises on which the solution is designed, your organization can focus on enhancing its core competitive strengths in an environment of utmost security.

TCS BaNCS offers the following products as part of Quartz:

Quartz Gateway

The Quartz Gateway is a single, smart channel that can help integrate with third-party solutions with various blockchain platforms and technologies. Using the Quartz Gateway, organizations can connect seamlessly to the blockchain, thereby eliminating the need for large scale and continuous changes to be made to these systems.

Quartz DevKit

The Quartz DevKit is designed to help developers who are part of an IT team introduce blockchain into their business processes, and generate, compile, package, and deploy business code on the blockchain.

Quartz Command Center

The Quartz Command Center helps a blockchain sponsor, to administer and maintain oversight of the entire blockchain network. It provides a comprehensive visual representation of all the activities taking place within the blockchain ecosystem at any point in time, and allows the IT user of the sponsor to make key decisions when administering the network.

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