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Agility in Financial Services

Driving the next phase of growth

London |
Speakers include:
Tom Braithwaite

Tom Braithwaite

Financial Times

Overview

Across financial services, business leaders are striving to deliver the next wave of technology-led growth. The environment is challenging: they are facing prolonged economic uncertainty, fast-evolving customer expectations and increasingly stringent regulatory requirements. Advanced technology projects like machine learning, cloud computing and AI are often hailed as the key to navigating this risk-ridden landscape – and yet, for traditional financial organisations, buying new technology is only the beginning of the story.

Legacy systems, organisational silos and old-school IT strategy often mean that ‘disruptech’ functions as a bolt-on, implemented by one or two departments and impossible to deploy across business verticals. Meanwhile, fintech start-ups – laser focused, designed around specific customer needs, armed with all the latest tech and capable of processing enormous datasets – have been growing in size and number for a decade.

What can traditional banks, insurers and other players in the industry learn from these younger challengers? While digitising existing products and processes is the first step, incumbents must look at a fundamental shift in strategy if they are to maintain competitive edge. How can they develop flexible business models and tech-centric blueprints – and will this lead to true agility? What should they prioritise when evaluating strategy and distributing investment? And, crucially, what do these developments mean for the financial industry longer term?

The FT and Microsoft are delighted to facilitate this high-level editorial breakfast for experts in innovation, operations and transformation across the financial services sector. Join your peers to assess the disruptive forces at play in the industry today, and explore the impact that these will have on business models across the financial ecosystem.

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fallback Add to my Calendar 12/05/2018 07:30:0012/05/2018 09:35:00falseAgility in Financial ServicesAcross financial services, business leaders are striving to deliver the next wave of technology-led growth. The environment is challenging: they are facing prolonged economic uncertainty, fast-evolving customer expectations and increasingly stringent regulatory requirements. Advanced technology projects like machine learning, cloud computing and AI are often hailed as the key to navigating this risk-ridden landscape – and yet, for traditional financial organisations, buying new technology is only the beginning of the story.Legacy systems, organisational silos and old-school IT strategy often mean that ‘disruptech’ functions as a bolt-on, implemented by one or two departments and impossible to deploy across business verticals. Meanwhile, fintech start-ups – laser focused, designed around specific customer needs, armed with all the latest tech and capable of processing enormous datasets – have been growing in size and number for a decade.What can traditional banks, insurers and other players in the industry learn from these younger challengers? While digitising existing products and processes is the first step, incumbents must look at a fundamental shift in strategy if they are to maintain competitive edge. How can they develop flexible business models and tech-centric blueprints – and will this lead to true agility? What should they prioritise when evaluating strategy and distributing investment? And, crucially, what do these developments mean for the financial industry longer term?The FT and Microsoft are delighted to facilitate this high-level editorial breakfast for experts in innovation, operations and transformation across the financial services sector. Join your peers to assess the disruptive forces at play in the industry today, and explore the impact that these will have on business models across the financial ecosystem.Agility-in-Financial-Servicesce3492da37b78732a86921932ecb0cc7MM/DD/YYYY

Agenda - 5th Dec

  • 7:30am
    Welcome Refreshments
  • 7:45am
    Chair's Opening Remarks

    Tom Braithwaite, Companies Editor, Financial Times

  • 7:50am
    Discussion Commences
  • 9:25am
    Chair's Closing Remarks

    Tom Braithwaite, Companies Editor, Financial Times

  • 9:30am
    Networking and Cars

Chair (1)

Tom Braithwaite

Tom Braithwaite

Companies Editor
Financial Times

Tom Braithwaite is the Financial Times’ Companies Editor, managing the newspaper’s business coverage. Now based in London, he was previously a Lex columnist in San Francisco focusing on technology and finance. Prior to that he held the role of US Banking Editor, where he covered Wall Street and led the FT’s US financial services team. Since joining the FT in 2005, he has also reported from Paris, Reykjavik and Washington. Before the FT, Tom was Assistant Editor of Platts, the energy news agency. He holds a post-graduate Journalism diploma from City University (London), and is a graduate of the University of Warwick.

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Venue

Financial Times Headquarters
One Southwark Bridge
London SE1 9HL

United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 20 7775 6653
Email: ftlive@ft.com

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Contacts

Jordan Harries
Content Editor
Financial Times