Finastra Universe - ParisFinastra Universe - Paris

Finastra Universe Paris

4 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 France, Benelux and Southern Europe in Paris 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.

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 Paris 2019

314 attendees from 16 countries - 50+ executive meetings - 40+ industry-leading speakers


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: Tuesday, 4th February 2020

8.00 - 9.30 Registration and Networking
9.30 - 9.50 Welcome to the 5th Finastra Universe
Dermot O'Kelly
, General Manager, Europe Sales, 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
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
Simon Hardie, Director, Magna Carta Communications
Juan Jiménez Zaballos, Head of Financial Industry Transformation, Digital Platforms, Santander
Paul Le, Chapter Lead, Data and Platforms, ING
Eli Rosner, Chief Product and Technology Officer, Finastra
11.50 - 12.10 Innovate @ Speed - the Next Steps
- Creating the future together
- The value of partnering
Cecile Andre-Leruste, European Banking, Managing Director, Accenture
Dermot O'Kelly, General Manager, Europe, Finastra
12.10 - 13.30Lunch
13:30 - 14:10Changing Trends in Treasury and Capital Markets
- Learn about how LIBOR is impacting the industry - 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
Pedro Porfirio, Head of Treasury & Capital Markets, Finastra
Jean-Baptiste Gaudemet, Senior Director, Solution Architect, Treasury & Capital Markets, Finastra
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
Carlos Teixeira, Senior Industry Principal, Finastra
Fatima Khouman, Treasurer, Daimler
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
Pranjal Pratim Saikia, IT Chapter Lead, ING
Stijn Ongena, Head of Innovation, Raven Meets Efficiency
Helene Bouvier, Senior Manager, Capital Markets. Accenture
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 - 15.00Pathways to Innovation in Treasury and Capital Markets
- Digitalizing banks' relationships with SME clients: from execution to decision making
- Trends in banking innovation
Pedro Porfirio, Head of Treasury & Capital Markets, Finastra
Tim Rowlands, Director of Business Development, Vector Risk
Fabien Klar, Director Sales & Customer Relations, DeltaConX
Jean-Baptiste Gaudemet, Senior Director, Solution Architect, Treasury & Capital Markets, Finastra
Marc Samama, Chief Digital Officer, Societe Generale
Cash and Liquidity: Mapping the Future
- The key trends and landscape impacting the future of cash management
- Real time: the implication on data and insights
- The change in priorities in optimising liquidity
Carlos Teixeira, Senior Industry Principal, Finastra
Tim Tyler, Senior Industry Principal, Finastra
Stephane Ray, Principal Director, Accenture
Helene Bouvier, Senior Manager, Capital Markets. Accenture
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
Felix Grevy, VP Product Management,, Finastra
Joel Winteregg, CEO, NetGuardians
15.00 - 15.30Coffee-break, Networking
15.30 - 16.10Innovation in Investment Management
Investment managers managing insurance asset mandates and pension funds face unique challenges. This session will explore the key issues facing this sector, and how participants can overcome them. It will also look at areas of innovation taking place across investment management
Christian Sarafidis, Global Lead Financial Services, Microsoft
Christophe Lepitre, CEO, Iznes
Julie Barthes, Senior Director, Product Management, Investment Management, Finastra
Thomas Syrett, Managing Director, Global Capital Markets Platforms, Accenture
Fabien Feron, Global Solution Consultant, Finastra
Nicolas de Breteuil, Sales & Account Manager, Finastra
Payments 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)
Christophe Vergne, Cards and Payment practice leader, Cap Gemini
Ohad Chenkin, Vice President, Product Management, Payments, 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?
Chris Papathanassi, Global Solution Lead, Lending, Finastra
James Lewis, Technology Risk Manager, KPMG
Feargal De Burca, Director, KPMG
Philippe Boulas, Global Head of Corporate Banking Operations, BNPP
Christophe Rousseau, LIBOR Program Manager, Global Banking EMEA, BNPP
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 - 17.00The Journey to Better Regulatory Compliance
A discussion on how best to comply with with regulatory changes including: LIBOR, Regulatory Reporting, Basel IV
Christophe De Le Bastide, Senior Director, Product Management, Finastra
Yoann Vandendriessche, Senior Director, Product & Technology, Finastra
Transformation 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
Daniel Szmukler, Director, EBA
James Barclays, Executive Director, JP Morgan

Paul Thomalla, Head of Payments, Finastra
Pierre Antoine Vacheron, CEO, Natixis Payments
Digital leadership - Discover the Latest Advances in Cloud, Data Analytics, AI and Machine Learning
- The Technology Trends driving Digital transformation in FS in Northern Europe
- Accelerate your digital leadership with Cloud
- Empower Intelligent banking with Data/ AI and ML
Andrei Charniauski, Director, Market Intelligence, Finastra
Christian Sarafidis, Global Lead Financial Services, Microsoft
Germain Bahri, Digital Banking Consultant, Fidor
Pareto: Fix the 20%, the 80% Will Follow - Value-Added Services
An exploration of value-add services that can enable your business, from optimization services which improve performance, to training to increase productivity and empower your teams.
Amanda Gilmour, VP, Southern Europe and FRBNL, Global Services, Finastra
17.00 - 17.10Switch-over to Plenary
17.10 - 17.50Keynote Presentation
Alain Clot,
President, France FinTech
17.50 - 18.00Closing Remarks
Dermot O'Kelly
, General Manager, Europe Sales, Finastra
18.00 - 19.30Networking Cocktail


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Hotel du Collectionneur
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