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Finastra Turkey Solution Forum - Post Volatility Banking


Next steps in Turkey

Explore the future of financial services in Turkey, post-volatility, and how best to capitalise on the opportunity inherent in one of the region’s most dynamic economies.

The latest market trends

A broad overview of the Turkish banking sector, with a closer look at margin improvement, liquidity constraints and the impact of Basel III & FRTB.

The impact of the cloud

Join us in exploring the potential of the cloud, both in the context of global best-practice and its current, practical use in the Turkish banking sector.

Dedicated streams

With two dedicated streams, covering Trade Finance and Islamic Banking, take advantage of the opportunity to build your own content experience.


08:30 A.M.Registration and Networking
09:00 A.M.Welcome Remarks From Finastra
Isilay Undemir,
Country Manager Turkey, Finastra
09:30 A.M.Finastra Overview
Wissam Khoury,
Managing Director - MEA, Finastra
10:00 A.M.Welcome
Zeynep Aydin Demirkian, Chair, Risk Managers Association - Turkey
10:10 A.M.Expected Credit Loss & Volatility Management
Damla Harman,
FSI Leader & Partner, EY
10:30 A.M.Panel Discussion: Managing Uncertainty : The case of IFRS 9 and credit volatility
Moderator: Mariusz Podsiadlo, Ph.D, CFA, Director Risk Practice, Finastra
Panellist: Alper Sen, Head of IFRS9 models, QNB Finans Bank
Panellist: Gunes Sari, Head of Validation, Akbank
Panellist: Tatyana Kosareva, Ph.D., Business Development Director, Neoflex
Panellist: Ezgi Ivecan, Director, EY
11:00 A.M.Coffee Break and Networking
11:30 A.M.Latest Industry Trends & Observations

- Global Banking regulation under the stress environment
- Bank performance enhancements when margins are tighters
- Funding under FX and Liquidity Constraints
- Basel III regulation & FRTB – addressing these within current Turkish economy

Sanjay Sharma, Founder & Chairman, Greenpoint
John Beckwith, MD and Head of Financial Institutions, Greenpoint
12:15 P.M.Panel Discussion: Funding under FX & Liquidity Constraints
Moderator: John Beckwith, MD and Head of Financial Institutions, Greenpoint
Panellist: Omer Gencal, EVP Treasury, Fibabanka
Panellist: Tolga Senefe, EVP Treasury, Sekerbank
Panellist: Mariusz Podsiadlo, Ph.D, CFA, Director Risk Practice, Finastra
Panellist: Alexey Andreyanov, Head of Risk and Liquidity Control, BCS Global Markets
13:00 P.M.Networking Lunch Break
14:00 P.M.Finastra Exclusive: Unrivalled Digital Trade Automation

- Understanding the latest innovations in digital trade finance
- Automating the full range of traditional trade
- Remaining relevant in the trade and working capital finance ecosystem

Elena Sankova, Solutions Consultant Principal, Finastra
Islamic Financial Services Industry (IFSI)- Challenges & Opportunities

- How innovation is shaping Islamic Banking
- IFSI assets – The Future
- Impact on IF products & Services – Post new wave regulations
- FinTech adoption – Significance to IF industry

Marwan AbouZeid,Senior Manager Solution Consulting, Finastra
14:30 P.MPanel: Trade Finance
Moderator: Elena Sankova, Solutions Consultant Principal, Finastra
Panellist: Ebru Polat Ozhelvaci, Finance Coordinator, Borusan Holding
Panellist: Ekrem Kurkcu, Head of Trade Finance, Isbank
Panellist: Artug Acarturk, Head of Global Transaction Banking, Head of Cash Management & Trade Finance, Yapi Kredi
Panel: The Impact of Market Volatility on Participation Banking in Turkey
Moderator: Wissam Khoury, Managing Director - MEA, Finastra 
Panellist: Osman Karakutuk, EVP- Treasury, Ziraat Participation Bank
Panellist: Hakan Uzun, EVP- Treasury, Turkiye Finans Participation Bank
Panellist: Dr. R. Ahmet Albayrak, EVP-Treasury & International Banking, Kuveyt Turk Participation Bank
15:00 P.M.Coffee Break and Networking
15:30 P.M.Technological Transformation in the Turkish Financial Sector

- The practical application of cloud in disaster recovery
- Mitigating cost - the impact of cloud over hardware
- Developing an agile system with rapid scalability
- Machine Learning automation in Risk Management

Mehlika Tok, Senior Industry Solutions Executive for Financial Services, Microsoft MEA
Cem Kubilay, Senior Technical Manager for Azure Cloud Compute, Microsoft Turkey
Burcu Das, Senior Manager, EY
16:00 P.M.Panel Discussion – Current Cloud Adoption in Banking Sector in Turkey

- Cloud, Artificial Intelligence, Big data application areas and used cases
- The regulatory landscape for cloud-based banking in Turkey

Moderator: Duygu Ates, Financial Services Lead, Microsoft Turkey
Panellist: Alper Karacar, CSE ITA Advisory Leader, EY
Panellist: Dr Mucahit Gundebahar, Head of IT, Kuveyt Turk
Panellist: Cem Kubilay, Senior Technical Manager for Azure Cloud Compute, Microsoft Turkey
Panellist: Hale Korkmaz, HUnit Head of Customer Analytics, Digital Banking Division, Türkiye Is Bankasi
16:30 P.M.Closing Remarks from Finastra
Serge Tohme,
Regional Director – GCC & Turkey, Finastra
16:45 P.M.End of Conference
17:00 P.M.Cocktail Reception




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