21 September 2016

Sibos 2016 Geneva is almost here…

In just a few days Sibos 2016 in Geneva is set to begin!   The final preparations of our exciting and informative sessions are underway.

This year, the SWIFT Institute will once again bring some of the world’s thought leaders from academia and the financial industry to share their expertise throughout the week. Our speakers will give informative Talks on a wide range of topics impacting the global financial industry, including the ABC’s – API’s, Blockchain and Cyber.  Each Talk will last 30 minutes and take place in a purpose built amphitheatre on the SWIFT  stand on the exhibition floor. 

The SWIFT Institute is also proud to participate in a new feature to Sibos.  Geneva will see each day begin with a one hour education session at 9am, aimed at providing an introduction to some of the hottest topics our industry is facing.  We will begin on Monday 26th September with Blockchain 101 by Professor Michael Mainelli, founder of Z/Yen Group.  The SWIFT Institute will wrap up the week on Thursday 29th with Cyber 101 by Principle Research Scientist Kalyan Veeramachaneni from MIT.

On Wednesday 28th we will showcase the winners of the inaugural SWIFT Institute University Challenge.  Two university students from the UK’s Warwick Business School will present their idea on how to improve the safety, security and reliability of global remittances.  Their idea is a unique one, involving near sound data technology (NSDT) combined with high-security buses.  What can we learn from the millennial generation? Come along and find out.

And finally, to prove that finance and academia can be fun, we will host the second annual Sibos quiz show – A Question of Finance.   Featuring two teams each consisting of both academics and bankers, it will be a battle of wits as the contestants compete on their financial and general knowledge. Taking place on Monday afternoon, the quiz show will be followed by the SWIFT cocktail reception.



Monday 26th

09:00 – Education: BlockChain 101-Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman of Z/Yen Group – Location: Conference Room 4

10:15 – Cyber Attacks & AI Predictions – Kalyan Veeramachaneni, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Institute for Data, Systems and Society – Location: SWIFT Stand

15:30 – FinTech: Reshaping Banking with Co-opetition and Disruption – Bruce Weber, Dean, Lerner College of Business & Economics, University of Delaware – Location: SWIFT Stand

16:30 – “A Question of Finance” – The Sibos Quiz Show -hosted by Julia Streets, Founder & CEO Streets Consulting Ltd – Location: SWIFT Stand 

Tuesday 27th

15:30 – Divergence In Finance – Big Bang Blockchains Or Boring Lowly Ledgers? – Michael Mainelli, Executive Chairman of Z/Yen Group – Location: SWIFT Stand

Wednesday 28th

09:30 – New Dynamics of the FinTech Talent Pipeline – Bruce Weber, Dean, Lerner College of Business & Economics, University of Delaware – Location: SWIFT Stand

10:15 – Business Leaders – Think Cyber – John Trundle, Chief Executive Officer, Euroclear UK & Ireland – Location: SWIFT Stand

14:00 – SWIFT Institute University Challenge 2016 – Winners :Fiza Hussain and Sneha Sunkara of Warwick Business School, Warwick University – Location: SWIFT Stand

14:30 – Mobile Banking Revolution: M-PESA’s impact on Africa and Beyond – Jay K. Rosengard, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University – Location: SWIFT Stand

16:30 – Open API’s and the Transformation of Banking – Markos Zachariadis and Pinar Ozcan, Warwick Business School, Warwick University and Damian Richardson, Head of Payments Strategy and Innovation, Payments, Services, RBS – Location: SWIFT Stand

Thursday 29th

09:00 – Education: Cyber 101-Kalyan Veeramachaneni, Principal Research Scientist, MIT Institute for Data, Systems and Society – Location: Workshop A

10:15 – Bridging the Gap: Europe v America AML / CTF and Data Privacy Law – Michelle Frasher, 2014 Fulbright-Schuman Scholar, Research Fellow – Location: SWIFT Stand                                                              

See the full SWIFT Institute at Sibos agenda here.



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