Finastra Universe - FrankfurtFinastra Universe - Frankfurt

Finastra Universe Frankfurt

6 February 2019

About the Event

Now in its fourth year, Finastra Universe is an annual international executive event series focusing on fintech and the future of financial services globally. It was developed specifically to help regional players address the modern challenges in the world of cutting-edge technologies, supporting banks and financial companies with their transformation into strategically focused, innovatively adept and operationally agile organizations.

Join us and over 150 bankers, FinTech’s and key industry players from Central and Eastern Europe in Frankfurt to discover how Finastra is powering the Financial Universe and enabling banks to improve people’s lives.

Why Attend the Finastra Universe?

The conference will help you to:

  • Develop your competitive strategy by exploring the long- and short-term trends shaping the future of technology in banking
  • Create a tailored experience to get the highest possible return for your time out of the office, with three streams covering challenges specific to Retail, Corporate and Treasury
  • Gain insight into the latest technologies in the global banking market and understand how they will impact you, your competition and your customers
  • Explore how to build new internal efficiencies and improve customer experience with sessions dedicated to AI, robotics and automation
  • Network with your peers, building new connections with the region’s technological pioneers and leaders
  • Fine-tune your digital transformation strategy, building a new business model that puts the customer at the heart of the bank

A snapshot of 2018

167 Attendees - 78 Companies - 18 Countries

Event Location

Hilton Frankfurt AirportHilton Frankfurt Airport

Hilton Frankfurt Airport Hotel
The Squaire am Flughafen, 60549,
Frankfurt am Main, Germany



Build your experience.

Finastra Universe Frankfurt incorporates three dedicated streams covering Retail Banking, Corporate Banking & Payments and Treasury & Capital Markets that will explore the full spectrum of technological banking innovation, with key topics like:

  • Fintech innovations
  • Robotics, machine learning & AI
  • Banking regulation
  • Cognitive corporate banking
  • Open banking
  • Blockchain and Cloud

Finastra Universe Frankfurt Agenda

Download the agenda for this event with information about sessions and speakers.

8:00Registration, Welcome Coffee and Networking
9:00Welcome to Finastra Universe

Speaker: Dieter Tschach, Managing Director, Central and Eastern Europe, Finastra
9:25Finastra Executive Address: Powering the Financial Universe

Speaker: Eli Rosner, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Finastra
9:50Keynote panel: Collaborate to Innovate

- One year on… how has the industry responded to Open Banking?
- Can a platform approach foster greater collaboration?
- Examination of real use-cases based on collaborative innovations
Moderator: Martin Häring, Chief Marketing Officer, Finastra
- Nils Beier, Managing Director, Accenture
- Tomi Soininen, VP Digital Banking and PSD2, Gemalto
- Patrice Amann, EMEA Regional Business Lead, Financial Services, Microsoft
- Chirine BenZaied, New Venture Business Development Manager, Finastra
10:30Keynote Panel: Banking 4.0 - Accelerating Digital Transformation

- Cognitive banking to leverage big data
- Open banking and open APIs
- Cloud and platformification
- Blockchain and distributed ledger technology
Moderator: Mitesh Soni, Senior Director, Innovation and Fintech, Finastra
- Gerold Grasshoff, Head of Banking Germany & Austria, Boston Consulting Group
- Jost Hoppermann, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester
11:00Coffee Break & Networking
11:30Retail Banking in 2021

- Unleashing the potential of Fintech to transform the retail banking industry
- Real use cases in retail banking
- How an ecosystem and API world can help growth
- Narendra Mistry, Senior Director, Product Management, Finastra
- Klaus Able, Senior Manager BSG Core Banking and DC, Finastra
- Mary Connor, Global Principal Retail Banking, Finastra
The Connected Corporate Bank - From Products, to Solutions to Services

- What does the API revolution mean for corporate banks’ digital transformation initiatives?
- Which APIs, connected services and processes should drive strategy?
- Partnership considerations for the platform of the future
- Torsten Pull, General Manager, Corporate Banking, Finastra
- Jonathan McPhail, Solution Lead, Corporate Banking, Finastra
Treasury & Capital Markets Vision

- Market Challenges
- Opportunities for growth
- Simplify and accelerate existing processes
- Innovation through open APIs and move to platform
- Michael Henssler, GM Treasury & Capital Markets, Finastra
12:15Re-imagining Retail Banking to Create Awesome Customer Journeys

- Innovations in data and analytics driving customer experience
- Data is the new currency... how is AI manipulating and making data actionable?
- Personalizing customer experience
Moderator: Clive Griffin, Director, Retail Banking, Finastra
- Jergan Callebaut, Head of Psychology, DataSine
- Achim Thienel, Manager BSG SaaS Core Banking, Finastra
- Frank Stefan Jorga, Managing Director, WebID
Open Collaboration in the New Trade Ecosystem: Driving customer value via open APIs

- How being open is the basis for collaboration in the trade ecosystem
- The role of open APIs to enable banks to deliver innovations and new products faster to their clients
Moderator: Rachel Cresswell, Corporate Banking Sales Enablement, Finastra
- Dr. Udo Milkau, Chief Digital Officer, Transaction Banking, DZ Bank
- Lucie Hass, Managine Director, Helaba Digital
The Automated Treasury

- How to identify and resolve manual bottlenecks
- The digital evolution: automation, efficiency and performance
- A dynamic Funds Transfer Pricing and balance sheet management framework
- Vinod Bhaskaran, Global Solution Lead, Capital Markets, Finastra
- Alexander Schroff, Senior Manager, Capital Markets, Deloitte Europe



12:45Lunch Break & Networking
14:00How Will Initiatives in Open Banking Transform Retail Banking?

- Open APIs - the opportunities
- Challenges facing European financial institutions
- Constraints and regulations
Moderator: Mitesh Soni, Senior Director, Innovation and Fintech, Finastra
- Michael Maier, Board Member and Founder, Fidor
- Anton Langbroek, Senior Sales Executive, Finastra
- Tomi Soininen, Vice President, PSD2, Gemalto
New Paradigm for Transaction Banking: Open and Real-Time

- How will Open Banking transform Transaction Banking?
- What function will real time payments fulfil in the customer value proposition to corporates?
- Use cases
Moderator: Anders Olofsson. Business Director, Payments, Finastra
- Hakan Eroglu, Senior Manager – Open Banking Lead Europe and Global Expert, Payments & Digitization, Accenture
- Kasper Sylvest Olsen, Head of Financial Market Infrastructures and Sector Collaboration, Danske Bank
The Transformation of Treasury/ALM to Deliver Optimized Performance Management

- The approaches that make sense for a treasurer
- The impact of regulation on performance across all lines of businesses
- Assessing the impact of each new deal on the liquidity buffer using on-demand FTP methods
Moderator: Arnaud Picut, Senior Director, Risk Management, Finastra
- Antti Korhonen, CEO, Detech Technologies Ltd
- Dr. Thomas Krabichler, Senior Lecturer, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts
- Aasif Sarigat, Head of Asset & Liability Management, Secure Trust Bank

14:30It’s Banking… Exactly as They Expect It: How the Platform in the Cloud Supercharges Banking

- Unlock customer centricity
- Always-on innovation
- Accelerate business growth
Moderator: Narendra Mistry, Senior Director, Product Management, Finastra
- Achim Thienel, Manager BSG SaaS Core Banking, Finastra
- Jost Hoppermann, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester
- Gerrit Bojen, Partner, KPMG
- Lars Meinecke, Industry Solution Executive – Financial Services, Microsoft
Innovations in Lending: Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Lending Technology

- How are banks leveraging the latest technologies to optimize lending operations?
- Are these innovations achievable within your bank?
- How are best-in-class commercial lenders adapting to the evolving preferences of their borrowers?
Moderator: Jacqueline Morcombe, Global Solutions Lead, Lending, Finastra
- Andreas Thiel, Partner, Finbridge
- Harrison Comfort, Director of Commercial Strategy, R3
- Michael Spitz, CEO. Main Incubator, Commerzbank
Maximizing Revenue From Your FX Value Chain

- eFX and empowering your customers
- Greater customer satisfaction and retention
- Improving integration and profitability in the value chain
Moderator: Guillaume Spay, Global Principal, Capital Markets, Finastra
- Anshuman Choudhary, AVP, Consulting, Capital Markets, Risk and Compliance, Cognizant
- Jochen Litzinger, Business Developer, Commerzbank

15:00Networking & Refreshment Break
15:30Industry Keynote: How Digitalization of Knowledge and Sustainable Innovation are Powering New Models in Banking

Speaker: Paolo Sironi, IBM Industry Academy Member and Motivational Speaker for Digital Innovation, IBM Watson
16:10Fintech Competition Showcase

- Learn about new innovations and potential fintech collaborations
Host: Mitesh Soni, Senior Director, Innovation and Fintech, Finastra
Nils Beier, Managing Director, Accenture
- Eli Rosner, Chief Product & Technology Officer, Finastra
- Martin Haering, Chief Marketing Officer, Finastra
- Oliver Schwarz, Sales Manager, Banking, Microsoft
- Assaf Binstock, CEO & Co-Founder, BeeEye
- Andreas Bermig, Co-Founder & CMO, Bonify
- Peter Alexanderson, Founder, Covr Security AB
- Gal Miller, VP, Product, EasySend
- Hederik Laloo, Growth Manager, InvestSuite
17:20Closing comments and Q&A
17:30Cocktail reception


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