2019 Agenda Stories

To guide you through the journey to the future of money, our Agenda Stories will act as your compass to content.

Carefully curated by a team of industry experts and leaders, these stories identify the major ways our industry is being innovated and the impact they create across industry sectors.

Explore the 5 Agenda Stories that will be at the forefront of our agenda and equipping your company with the tools for success.

Commercial Models, Value Chains and M&A Activity

Throughout this story, we’ll dissect commercial models in financial services and delve into current and future value chains to highlight where margins are being created or gradually being eroded. Uncover the impact of M&A in today’s market, how the industry will respond and how the landscape will yield new commercial opportunities.

Explore:

  • Changes to long-standing value chains and relationships, and how this alters decisions surrounding new capabilities.
  • The impact of scale-ups and tech giants moving into lucrative verticals within financial services.
  • The changes to commercial models, strategies, M&A activity and more game-changing news.

Tracks Included:

  • Payments & Commerce Innovation
  • Banking Transformation
  • Alternative Lending & Credit
  • Regulation & Regtech

Who needs to be there:

  • Fintech & Tech Companies
  • Banking and Payments Leaders
  • Those Changing Commercial Models and Value Chains

The Art of Product Strategy & Design

There’s new wave of thinking on how companies in financial services should be designing and executing their product strategy. Inspired by insurgents and tech companies, the rules of the product game have fundamentally changed. New strategies, metrics and objectives that are required for success in this new world will be covered in depth to give you the tools to win.

Explore:

  • Product strategy from both newbies and incumbents, as well as management across industries like tech, banking and retail.
  • In-depth coverage of new strategies, metrics and objectives that are required for success in the new world
  • How to access your company’s opportunities more effectively

Tracks Included:

  • The Human Factor
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Payments & Commerce Innovation
  • Banking Transformation

Who needs to be there:

  • CMOs, Marketers and Brand Strategists
  • Product Managers and UX Teams
  • Startups and Entrepreneurs

Game Changing Innovation Models in Financial Services

We’re cutting through the hype to explore what measurements we should use to benchmark true innovation and get to the heart of sustainable and commercial step change. How can incumbents deliver meaningful game-changing innovation? Should you be doubling down on internal innovation or partnerships or building something brand new from scratch? What can we learn from the tech giants, parallel industries and agile startups?

Explore:

  • Bedrock: What organizations, cultures and structures can execute true innovation and is this sustainable?
  • Ore: Which raw technologies have the greatest transformative potential and how can organizations partner or acquire this gold?
  • Gems: What business models best address market needs while addressing an organization’s competitive and financial goals?
  • New ideas and approaches to the innovation process and the potential for your business

Tracks Included:

  • Payments & Commerce Innovation
  • Banking Transformation
  • Alt Lending & Credit
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Regional Superstars
  • Emerging & Converging Tech

Who needs to be there:

  • C-Suite & Leadership Teams
  • Brand Strategy & Business Development Teams
  • Financial Services Incumbents
  • Innovation-Focused Brands

Interoperable Tech to Create New Value Propositions:

AI + Cloud + Blockchain + Quantum Computing

Today’s technologists, like yesterday’s prospectors, dig through dirt to uncover gold. Like gold veins, technology can provide outsized value, working in tandem with or adjacent to other technologies. AI + Cloud + Blockchain + Quantum Computing = Gold

Explore:

  • A holistic look at leading technologies, uncovering individual use cases
  • The rich veins of value created by combining technologies in unexpected ways
  • The deep rich veins of value found in combining technologies in unexpected manners
  • How these technologies work in combination and the potential for collaboration

Tracks Included:

  • Emerging & Converging Tech
  • Blockchain & Crypto
  • The Human Factor

Who needs to be there:

  • CTOs, COOs and CIOs
  • Brands Utilizing Emerging Technologies
  • Leaders in Blockchain, Crypto and AI
  • Product Development & Innovation Teams

The Next Financial Crisis Will Be A Cybersecurity Crisis

Whether started by cyberterrorists, rogue nation states or hacker collectives, mismatches between the perception and reality of data security will cause panic. Just as businesses should strengthen balance sheets in anticipation of a recession, it is time for business to repay technical debt and modernize systems, processes and people. We’ll shine a light on this and bring forth the best thinking so that you can be prepared.

Explore:

  • Perspectives from cybersecurity experts and how these leaders are preparing to avoid the crisis
  • How to create and apply security strategies to your business

Tracks Included:

  • Cybersecurity & Fraud
  • Digital Trust
  • Regulation & Regtech

Who needs to be there:

  • CTO, CIO, CISO, & Data Strategists
  • Cybersecurity Experts
  • All Financial Services & Technology Companies
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