Finastra Universe - FrankfurtFinastra Universe - Frankfurt

Finastra Universe Frankfurt

12 February 2020


About the Event

Now in its fifth year, Finastra Universe is a paramount for the financial services market. It is an annual international executive event series that is developed specifically to help regional players address the modern challenges in the world of cutting-edge technologies. The aim of the conference is to enable banks and financial companies with solutions to overcome challenges and support them with insights during the process of transformation into strategically focused, innovatively adept and operationally agile organizations.

Join us and over 250 bankers, FinTech’s and key industry players from Central and Eastern Europe in Frankfurt to explore the thought-provoking topics and join open discussions about developing future of financial services and how open platforms, cloud adoption and innovative technologies are revolutionizing the banking landscape.

Highlights from Finastra Universe Frankfurt 2019

Why Attend the Finastra Universe?

  • Develop your competitive strategy by exploring the short and long-term trends shaping the future of technology in the financial industry
  • Gain insights into the latest technologies in regional and global banking, and learn how they will impact you, your competition, and your customers or members
  • Explore how to build new internal efficiencies and improve the customer or member experience, with sessions dedicated to AI, robotics, and automation among others
  • Network with your peers, building new connections with the region’s technological pioneers and leaders

A snapshot of Finastra Universe Frankfurt 2019

285 attendees - 40+ executive meetings - 50+ speakers - 3 subject streams

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Discover how Finastra’s collaborative approach and vision is powering the Financial Universe.

  • Thought-provoking presentations
  • Dedicated Open Forum Sessions
  • Over 5 hours of networking
  • One-to-one expert meetings

At-a-Glance: Wednesday, 12th February 2020

8.45 - 9.30Registration and Networking
9.30 - 9.50 Welcome to the 5th Finastra Universe
Dermot O'Kelly
, General Manager, Europe, Finastra
9.50 - 10.20The Future of Finance is Open
- Customer experience at the heart of digital transformation
- Enabling innovation through an open platform
- The open paradigm: Connected ecosystems, data, experiences and markets
Eric Duffaut, President & Global Head of Field Operations, Finastra
10.20 - 10.50 Platform Reality: Transforming with Agility and Speed
- The forces of change in financial services
- An ecosystem for collaboration
- New opportunities with open platforms
Eli Rosner, Chief Product & Technology Officer, Finastra
Joël Winteregg, CEO, NetGuardians
10.50 - 11.20 Coffee-break, Networking
11.20 - 11.50 Platformification: Making the transition to next wave banking
- Responding to the new environment
- Remixing the potion: from products to customers
- The opportunities of platform-first banking
Eli Rosner, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Finastra
Simon Hardie, Director, Magna Carta Communications
Ferenc Böle, Head of IT Project Management and Transformation Directorate, OTP
Joël Winteregg, CEO, NetGuardians
11.50 - 12.10 Innovate @ Speed - the Next Steps
- Creating the future together
- The value of partnering
Cécile André Leruste, European Banking, Managing Director, Accenture
Dermot O'Kelly, General Manager, Europe, Finastra
12.10 - 13.30Lunch
13:30 - 14:10Digital Leadership - Discover the Latest Advances in Cloud, Data Analytics, AI and Machine Learning
- The Technology Trends driving Digital transformation in FS in Europe
- Accelerate your digital leadership with Cloud
- Empower Intelligent banking with Data/ AI and ML
Andrei Charniauski, Director, Market Intelligence, Finastra
Germain Bahri, Digital Banking Consultant, Fidor
Oliver Schwarz, Sales Manager, Banking, Microsoft
The Future of Corporate Banking
- Explore the fundamentals shaping how priorities in corporate banking are changing today and into 2022
- How technology is transforming ecosystem
- The implication on the future of corporate banking
Tim Tyler, Senior Industry Principal, Finastra
Elena Sankova, Solutions Consulting Principal, Finastra
Alexander Brenner, Head of Trade Finance Advisory Global Coordination & Development, Siemens
Achieving an End-to-End Lending Journey
- Optimizing capital through AI
- Digitization and a greater customer experience
- Efficient credit management
Chris Papathanassi, Global Solution Lead, Lending, Finastra
Nick Smith, Head of Capial Markets, HUBX
Accelerating Innovation through Human-Centred Design
- Attend this interactive workshop to discover new ways to approach and own sustainable innovation in your organisation by leveraging Finastra's Design Services
Jean Hogan, Best Practices Principal, Finastra
Tanaya Jasubhai, Design and Customer Innovation Principal, Finastra
14.20 - 15.00Transformation in Payments is Happening Fast. How Do You React?
- We have a perfect storm in the world of Payments. Regulation changes such as PSD2, ISO20022, technology advances through ML and AI, and a move to a 24/7 culture.
- All of which creates a once in a lifetime opportunity for banks to take advantage of the fast paced innovation and opportunities that are arising in the payments space
- We understand the 'why' and 'what' but how should banks react to all of these changes, and how can they best take advantage of new trends like the move to platforms
Eckehard Stolz, Managing Director - CTO Payment-Platform-as-a-Service, Accenture
Leo Lipis, CEO, Lipis Advisors
Paul Thomalla, Head of Payments, Finastra
Philip Coleman, Partner at Banking & Securities Consulting Practice, Deloitte
Global Trade: Building an Effective Ecosystem
- Collaboration in the Trade & Supply Chain Finance Value Chain (with examples of fintech collaboration)
- Major Trade & Supply Chain DLT Initiatives
Brian Edmondson, Principal Solutions Consultant, Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Finastra
Cécile André Leruste, European Banking, Managing Director, Accenture
Tim Tyler, Senior Industry Principal, Finastra
Syndicated Lending - Collaboration for change
- Industry is ripe for change especially in an increasingly digital world
- Collaboration and innovation in technologies are impacting the loan market
- Banks having to accept change quicker and more efficiently to meet customer demand
Helen Orton, Senior Product Manager, Finastra
Frank Liebetrau, Expert Consultant, Frank Liebetrau Consulting
15.00 - 15.30Coffee-break, Networking
15.30 - 16.10Digital Leadership - Discover the Latest Advances in Cloud, Data Analytics, AI and Machine Learning
- The Technology Trends driving Digital transformation in FS in Europe
- Accelerate your digital leadership with Cloud
- Empower Intelligent banking with Data/ AI and ML
Andrei Charniauski, Director, Market Intelligence, Finastra
Germain Bahri, Digital Banking Consultant, Fidor
Oliver Schwarz, Sales Manager, Banking, Microsoft
Retail Banking – Digital, Analytics, Cloud and an API Rich Platform
- Is Cloud the new operating model in Retail Banking?
- How can Banks provide a highly personalized customer experience?
- What does API-rich platform means for banking?
Achim Thienel, Director, Product Management, Finastra
Michael Maier, Founder, Fidor
Alexander Becker, Senior Manager, KPMG
Alex Flade, Strategist for AI, Digital and Cloud, Microsoft
Changing trends and innovation in treasury and capital markets
- Discover how developments around growth, efficiency and regulation are affecting financial services
- See the solutions available to help standardize front-to-back office processes to meet changing requirements
- Trends in banking innovation
Fabian Klar, Director Sales & Customer Relations, DeltaconX
Yoann Vandendriessche, Senior Director, Product Treasury & Capital Markets, Finastra
Pedro Porfirio, Head of Treasury & Capital Markets, Finastra
Tim Rowlands, Director of Business Development, Vector Risk
The Journey to Cloud with Fusion Managed Services
- A guide to cloud and managed services with Finastra
- The trends and increasing importance of cloud
- Finastra solution to take on the burden of banks hosting and application management needs
Richard Winter, Global Services Head of Technology, Finastra
16.20 - 17.00Payments in the Cloud
- Introduction around FusionFabric.Cloud and the benefits of platformification
- Discussion on how FGPP fits into this framework and how our deployment plan is targetted at becoming 'cloud native in 2020'
- Discussion on the types of cloud models (SAAS, Managed Hosted, Customer managed)
Lina Fabri, Principal Product Manager, Finastra
Readiness: Lending after Libor?
- The transition to alternative rates before the end-date
- What banks need to be ready for the change
- Next steps and how Finastra can help?
Aloys Hüntemann, Managing Director, Finbridge
Gunther Kaiser, Principal Product Delivery, Finastra
Mehdi Bouasria, Senior Manager, Product management, Finastra
The Journey to Better Regulatory Compliance
- A discussion on how best to comply with with regulatory changes including: LIBOR, Regulatory Reporting, Basel IV
Iain Scott, Solution Lead Team, Treasury & Capital Markets, Finastra
Yoann Vandendriessche, Senior Director, Product & Technology, Finastra
Harnessing the power of; with Fintech Q&A
- Developer portal and API roadmap overview
- Build an app in minutes: learn how accelerates innovation
- Fintech Q&A
Joël Winteregg, CEO, NetGuardians
Matthew Laskowski, Product Enablement,, Finastra
17.00 - 17.10Switch-over to Plenary
17.10 - 17.50Keynote Presentation
Claudia Segre
, President, Global Thinking Foundation
17.50 - 18.00Closing Remarks
Dermot O'Kelly
, General Manager, Europe, Finastra
18.00 - 19.30Networking Cocktail


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