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Visionary speaker presents to entire audience on key issues, challenges and business opportunities
Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee." title="Keynote Presentations give attending delegates the opportunity to hear from leading voices in the industry. These presentations feature relevant topics and issues aligned with the speaker's experience and expertise, selected by the speaker in concert with the summit's Content Committee.
Panel moderated by Master of Ceremonies and headed by four executives discussing critical business topics
Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members." title="Executive Visions sessions are panel discussions that enable in-depth exchanges on critical business topics. Led by a moderator, these sessions encourage attending executives to address industry challenges and gain insight through interaction with expert panel members.
Solution provider-led session giving high-level overview of opportunities
Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community." title="Led by an executive from the vendor community, Thought Leadership sessions provide comprehensive overviews of current business concerns, offering strategies and solutions for success. This is a unique opportunity to access the perspective of a leading member of the vendor community.
End user-led session in boardroom style, focusing on best practices
Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard." title="Think Tanks are interactive sessions that place delegates in lively discussion and debate. Sessions admit only 15-20 participants at a time to ensure an intimate environment in which delegates can engage each other and have their voices heard.
Interactive session led by a moderator, focused on industry issue
Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done." title="Led by an industry analyst, expert or a member of the vendor community, Roundtables are open-forum sessions with strategic guidance. Attending delegates gather to collaborate on common issues and challenges within a format that allows them to get things done.
Overview of recent project successes and failures
Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions." title="Case Studies allow attending executives to hear compelling stories about implementations and projects, emphasizing best practices and lessons learned. Presentations are immediately followed by Q&A sessions.
Discussion of business drivers within a particular industry area
Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions." title="Focus Groups allow executives to discuss business drivers within particular industry areas. These sessions allow attendees to isolate specific issues and work through them. Presentations last 15-20 minutes and are followed by Q&A sessions.
Analyst Q&A Session
Moderator-led coverage of the latest industry research
Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst." title="Q&A sessions cover the latest industry research, allowing attendees to gain insight on topics of interest through questions directed to a leading industry analyst.
Several brief, pointed overviews of the newest solutions and services
Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences." title="Taking the form of three 10-minute elevator pitches by attending vendors, these sessions provide a concise and pointed overview of the latest solutions and services aligned with attendee needs and preferences.
Pre-determined, one-on-one interaction revolving around solutions of interest
Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest." title="Executive Exchanges offer one-on-one interaction between executives and vendors. This is an opportunity for both parties to make key business contacts, ask direct questions and get the answers they need. Session content is prearranged and based on mutual interest.
Open Forum Luncheon
Informal discussions on pre-determined topics
Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch." title="Led by a moderator, Open Forum Luncheons offer attendees informal, yet focused discussions on current industry topics and trends over lunch.
Unique activities at once relaxing, enjoyable and productive
Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive." title="Networking opportunities take various unique forms, merging enjoyable and relaxing activities with an environment conducive to in-depth conversation. These gatherings allow attendees to wind down between sessions and one-on-one meetings, while still furthering discussions and being productive.
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 7:55 am
8:00 am - 8:10 am
8:10 am - 8:50 am
Since almost the very beginning of the IT department, much of the focus of IT professionals has been on integrating systems, applications, and data sets; on tying together the various components of the enterprise to drive single versions of the truth, and streamlined operational capabilities. As IT becomes more complex however, IT Leaders need to find a way to break this cycle or risk becoming mired in ever increasing integration webs, webs that demand 100% of their time and 100% of their budget. Future-proofed CIOs will break this cycle by deploying solutions that are inherently integrated because they are engineered to be integrated from the ground up. With integration a non-issue, these CIOs will be free to focus time and resources on the real challenges of the enterprise: driving growth.
8:55 am - 9:35 am
9:45 am - 10:15 am
The economic downturn has had significant and long-lasting effects on the banking industry, not the least of which is the reduction in interest based revenue as a result of tightened lending regulations and increased lending reticence. As these revenues stagnate, financial services organizations are having to find new sources of revenue to not just try and drive growth, but to halt shrinkage, and fees alone aren’t going to bridge that gap. What are needed are new and appealing products and services that will draw clients back into a relationship and drive increased non-interest based revenue. This will be a tumultuous time for the IT department as the lines of business experiment to find the sweet spot and will need dynamic and flexible support from their technology arm.
Matthew Burris, Global Vice President- Data Science, Citi
While the link between anti-fraud and anti-money laundering capabilities may be easy to draw on the surface, far too often these capabilities are siloed within the typical financial services organization. Under the covers areas that seem to have commonality are often separated by radically different cultural approaches, with fraud staff coming from an operational or IT background and AML staff drawing from experience in compliance, legal, and GRC. The key to overcoming the challenges of team integration first and foremost comes down to system and data integration and those financial services institutions that are able to operate both groups from common platforms and intermingled data will find that silos naturally erode, that barriers do break down, and that the two groups begin to work efficiently and effectively together such that the whole really is greater than the sum of the parts.
10:20 am - 10:50 am
Financial fraud is, unfortunately a huge business, with annual losses so massive that were “Fraud” a country, it would have the fifth highest global GDP. While enterprises in the financial services sector have always used analytical processes to detect and limit those losses, as technology moves forward the analytical capabilities that can be brought to bear increase in exponentially in capability and those on the leading edge are able to see, and stop, more fraud in less time. Just as Big Data capabilities are bringing significant business benefit to other aspects of the business, they can to fraud mitigation but several challenges need to be overcome for maximum efficiency. Only by addressing quality, volume, security, and integration challenges and by further ensuring the right staff with the right skills are in place can benefits actually be realized.
10:55 am - 11:25 am
The hype around the cloud is pervasive and can be potentially overwhelming but numerous studies have shown that tangible benefits can be had, whether in cost savings, efficiency improvements, or flexibility enhancements. That said numerous impediments exist to not just realizing that value, but even considering adoption; regulatory issues, integration challenges, business process revamp, and a dozen other challenges can halt cloud projects in their tracks before they get off the ground. In this group discussion we’ll explore those inhibitors, understanding which challenges prevent adoption and what can be done to overcome them.
Big Data initiatives have become a reality among almost every company today, however, what we have seen is lots of initiatives have become just science projects and did not deliver on early expectations. This situation needs to reversed quickly because those organizations that are being successful with Big Data and analytics programs are rapidly leaving those that are unsuccessful in their wake. Big Data and analytics has the potential to be transformational for the enterprise, but IT leaders need to be making the right investments, in the right areas, to ensure optimal success. This panel discussion will focus on how to use data and analytics to drive true business success and show some real examples of companies and individuals who made a difference.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
While smartphones and tablets are inherently mobile devices, invariably the humans that use them do so indoors, and while these devices have tremendous connectivity capabilities, in many case those indoor spaces block cell signals and the ability to track the device, and ultimately, its user. As businesses more and more are seeking to deliver customized, personalized experiences, knowing where each individual with whom you wish to interact with becomes a serious impediment to achieving that goal. Beacons, however, offer real promise in not only being able to track indoor location to a very granular degree, but to go one step further and initiate a personalized interaction that enhances both user experience and operational efficiency, truly a win-win then.
As IT Leaders, we have all been aware of the impending need to move from IPv4 to IPv6 protocols as the number of available IP addresses withers to next to nothing. Many have deferred this task however, simply making use of private internal address spaces to defer the inevitable work. As IoT becomes a fait accompli however, ignoring the issue is no longer a viable alternative; to be able to connect and access the vast number of public sensors and other IoT devices IPv6 must be adopted wholesale. CIOs that have not yet done so must begin IPv6 migration projects now to ensure that they are not roadblocks to growth and innovation as a result of IoT adoption.
12:05 pm - 12:35 pm
As banks around the world, but particularly in North America, struggles to overcome the broken trust with consumers as a result of the 2008 financial crisis, increasingly they are finding that enhanced customer engagement is the lever they must actuate. The complication for the financial services sector however, is that while they are trying to engage more with their customers, those customers are becoming harder to engage as they move to online and mobile banking channels wherever possible. Though these channels offer convenience for the customer, and the potential of cost savings for the bank, they limit interaction. Fortunately for CIOs this makes their role ever more important because interactions, and therefore the opportunity to engage, is occurring ever more through digital channels. As a result, CIOs need to become go-to executives within their organization to facilitate these positive experiences.
Shawn Edwards, Senior Director - Cyber Detection & Response, VISA
Mobile technologies have swept the world, with the latest news that there are officially more such devices on the planet than there are people and across the board these devices have become the go-to way in which people interact with peers and providers. While banks have begun adopting mobile channels to engage and interact with their clients, they clearly need to go much, much further, embracing mobile payments (in store and for bills), P2P payments, and mobile only enrollments among other innovations. Wholesale adoption of mobile as the primary (and in some ways only) engagement and interaction channel means backend systems will need to be re-architected and CIOs need to begin thinking about the nature and scope of these changes, as well as initiating the dialogue about this revolution with their business partners now.
12:40 pm - 1:40 pm
1:45 pm - 2:15 pm
Maintaining a consistent client experience is key to ensuring a consistent client relationship, which in turn leads to greater client retention and spend. Maintaining that consistent experience is complicated by the fact that clients now interact with all providers, not just financial services ones, through a variety of channels that can number into the dozens. It is essential to not have just consistency of look and feel across all channels, but consistency of experience, and indeed to allow individual experiences to occur sequentially across all channels.
Brian Lavery, SVP | US Technology Solutions, TD
Historically, the relationship between and bank and its clients has been pretty one-sided with the bank, whether filling the role as lender or investor, holding many if not all of the cards and dictating the pace and nature of the relationship. The times though they are a-changing and, spurred by greater opportunity for control in others aspects of their commercial lives, consumers are increasingly demanding visibility into processes, which is often translating into greater visibility into data – data about themselves, and data about the potential offerings available to them. This shifting boundary between provider and provided will require rapid re-architecting of supporting IT systems and CIOs will need to address a multitude of related challenges as a result.
2:20 pm - 2:50 pm
Banks have historically owned and operated all of the various functions related to the delivery of their services and have used these proprietary operations as business differentiators. Increased regulatory oversight has, however, forced standardization on many of these processes. While there have been benefits to the banks as a result (cost control being one of them), this standardization has created a world of service commoditization, not unlike what has been seen with cloud computing and related “as a Service” type offerings. The creation of Banking as a Service-type offerings will open potential revenue streams but require that significant technology hurdles be overcome and those CIOs that get ahead of the curve will set their organizations up for success at the direct expense of their less innovative and capable peers.
2:55 pm - 3:25 pm
The vast majority of cloud services available on the market today are best described as horizontal offerings – the same feature set and functionalities offered to each enterprise regardless of the different market pressures those enterprises face. But “one-size-fits-all” horizontal offerings are not the only way in which cloud can be consumed because businesses aren’t one-size-fits-all in their individuals needs and approaches to their market spaces. As a result, vertical cloud offerings are increasingly coming to market. These solutions differ from private clouds in that they don’t offer that truly individual level of customization, instead providing a “one-size-fits-some” approach. The advantages of such an approach (semi-custom offering without the semi-custom pricing primarily) can make these solutions seem appealing, but IT leaders must determine whether the inherent risk of a smaller and more niche focused solution offsets the benefit of a more tailored and less generic offering.
Organizational complexity is the single most significant impediment that enterprises are dealing with today; it underlies every business problem enterprises faces and undermines every effort to address them. Organizational complexity is grounded in cumbersome processes, but those poor processes exist only because enterprise applications themselves, including those that are customer facing, as well as those that are not, are complex and unwieldy. To address cultural complexity then, enterprises must eliminate the complexity in their application suite by either building new, buying new, or more efficiently simplifying what they already have. Only by simplification can enterprises eliminate complexity in an efficient and effective way and position themselves for success.
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Capacity planning has in many ways become a lost art; common during the era of the mainframe when resources were expensive and time-consuming to procure, the advent of the inexpensive pizza box Windows Server has relegated planning, replacing it with a “just buy more” mentality. But “just buy more” creates more problems than it solves as server sprawl, server management, and rampant overprovisioning issues quickly erode any aspect of the value that IT tries to deliver. The lost art need to be rediscovered, to allow IT to get back to offering truly efficient and effective service and service levels. This new era of capacity planning requires new tools that go beyond simplistic benchmarking and trending analysis and instead provides dynamic, flexible, and predictive modeling that allows IT department to truly deploy optimized IT services.
As enterprises take that deep dive into mobile computing, they move from simply allowing mobile devices into their environment towards leveraging those devices to fulfill roles and functions otherwise unaddressable by traditional devices. This means developing and deploying apps, but things aren’t as simple as “write once, publish many”. Leaving the issue of platform variability to the side, one of the biggest issues in app development is form factor differentiation and the clearest expression of that issue is the difference between smartphones and tablets. While Android co-founder Andy Rubin is on record as saying form factor should have no bearing, there is a strong body of evidence that says apps should be developed differently for different devices if the goal is the utmost usability and productivity. As IT leaders invest more heavily in mobile application development, this is an issue that requires significant deliberation to ensure development time and money is not squandered.
4:05 pm - 4:35 pm
Banks, particularly investment banks, achieve success by making decisions more optimally throughout the course of the day, with those organizations that in a position to more optimally make more decisions coming out ahead. One of the key factors that go into decision optimization is speed, and having a real time view into data allows for quicker decisions. Whether it be executing on a trade, or providing instantaneous compliance oversight for fraud management the benefits of accelerated pace when it comes to decision-making are legion. As a result, businesses are actively pushing in this direction and banking CIOs are having to re-architect their systems to facilitate these demands; knowing how best to do so will separate the successful CIOs from the soon to be unemployed peers.
It's well documented that Millennials are significantly different than any previous generation. Their purchase behavior, borrowing and savings behavior, ethnic diversity and use of digital technology are causing banks to rethink how they deliver services and engage what is now the largest generational population in the country. Understanding the dynamics of this generation and its impact on the bank of the future including marketing, branch strategies, online banking and portfolio management is essential for long term success.
4:40 pm - 5:20 pm
The importance technology plays within an enterprise will only continue to gain momentum as more developers, engineers, and programmers enter the workforce. As these segments continue to grow, so does the diversity of the workforce within the technology field. For a field that is severely constrained by a talent and skills gap, this influx of bodies can only be a good thing. Beyond the basic ability to deliver of identified capabilities a diverse workforce, whether cultural or gender influenced offers a whole that is more than the sum of the parts. Finding ways to drive and increase diversity in IT then should be a key focus for every IT executive.
5:20 pm - 6:30 pm
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 8:05 am
8:10 am - 8:50 am
While the combination of Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud have been present and disrupting IT departments and enterprises as a whole for over two years now, in many ways organizations have still not fully embraced them, have still not fully leveraged them. These new platforms allow organizations radically new ways to go to market, allowing for broad scale deployment of “systems of engagement” that create dynamic relationships with clients and prospects. Finding the resources, wherewithal, and ability to fully commit to these technologies and the capabilities they create has proven to be a struggle for many, but a struggle that can be overcome by leveraging the right partners that bring the right skills and experiences to bear.
8:55 am - 9:35 am
9:45 am - 10:15 am
It is estimated that the conversion to digital banking has the potential for a significant impact, that the migration of front-end activity combined with the automation of servicing and fulfillment processes could result in as much as a 90% cost reduction. Banks however have been painfully slow to respond and no-one has yet to establish a strong digital capability that will lead to runaway market success for a variety of reasons, perhaps the biggest of which is simply lack of understanding of the potential, and the demand. The conversion to digital banking is inevitable however, and so those IT leaders that prepare their organization’s for a future shift now will be setting not only their company, but themselves up for success.
The banking industry is one that rarely would be described as “innovative”, with all players seemingly taking a “what’s good for one is good for all” approach where no-one particularly upsets the status quo in anything but small and incremental ways. If the latest evidence from the European market is anything to go by, however, the potential exists that a major shakeup could be in the offing as a host of so-called “Challenger” banks are bursting onto the scene. Whether from upstart financial services organizations, of companies entrenched in non-related fields such as retail, new entrants are coming to market that having nothing invested in old school processes, not in the semi-competitive landscape that currently exists. Change is coming and Financial Services CIOs need to look to their own house to ensure the people, processes, and technologies are in place to respond to this new threat.
10:20 am - 10:50 am
GMC Software Technology
10:55 am - 11:25 am
Data quality is one of the most critical issues facing every enterprise and whether data be duplicate, stale, incomplete, invalid, conflicting or just plain incorrect the impact of enterprise decision making and ultimately enterprise success and be significant and severe. As the number of data sources grows, as the speed with which data is collected and utilized increases, and as the raw volume expands almost exponentially, the impacts of poor data quality becomes more significant than ever before. IT executives must build strong data governance capabilities to ensure that enterprise data is kept unique, timely, complete, valid, consistent, and accurate.
11:30 am - 12:00 pm
Cloud has changed the way we build back-end systems, mobility has changed the way we build the front end too, and now the combination of Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) and Software Defined Networking (SDN) is going to change the way we build networks. By allowing for the separation of control plane and data plane while simultaneously migrating both of those pieces to inexpensive commodity hardware we allow for the creation of more redundant, more dynamic, more efficient, and far less costly networks, eliminating a major bottle-neck to IT and service innovation. CIOs must begin investigating and implementing these technologies now to ensure they are on the leading edge of service delivery.
Entering into sourcing relationships is not something that should be taken lightly; this is not simply a “to source or not to source?” question. In any sourcing decision there are a number of essential steps that must be considered, breaking the decisions down into three core areas: those prior to agreement, those during turn up of the service, and those that occur during the life of the agreement. Join our esteemed panelists as they talk candidly about their sourcing journey, the hurdles they encountered, and just what they had to do to overcome them.
12:05 pm - 12:45 pm
The role of the modern CIO is more complex than it has ever been before, not just because the technology landscape has become more complex, but also because increasingly the CIO has had to become a business-focused executive, not just a technologist. Long have we talked about the CIO “getting a seat at the table” but modern businesses are now demanding that their technology impresario join them and leverage his deep and rich technical acumen to allow the organization as a whole to better position itself for market-place success. To be successful, CIOs need to invest in themselves, in their personnel, and in the right technologies to allow them to position the IT department to proactively address business needs as an innovator and driver, rather than order-taker and enabler.
12:45 pm - 12:55 pm
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm