Banking Innovation and TransformationAgenda

8:30 - 8:45 am

Joanne Li, Dean, FIU Business

8:45 - 9:15 am

The Challenges of Disruption in the Banking Industry
This session is a scene-setter that will highlight and explain the trends and dynamics disrupting the financial services sector and how banks are caught in an escalating battle between global platforms, banks and Fintechs.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the Global Dynamics driving disruption of the Banking Industry
  • Explain the importance of Fintech to the future of the Financial Services Industry
  • Identify the threats Fintech poses to the banking Industry

 Ray Ruga, Co-Founder, Fintech Americas

9:15 - 9:30 am

The Dynamics of Disruption in Banking
The major differences between Innovation (using technology to make incremental changes to improve process) and Disruption (destroying the current processes to improve the system) - success stories and case examples

Deanne Butchey, University Lecturer, Department of Finance, FIU Business

9:30 - 10:30 am

Introduction to Banking Technology- The Shift From Value Chains To Industry Stacks
This session focuses on the digital evolution of banking technology architecture and the growing importance of having agile platforms that can adapt to a fast moving, disruptive environment.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the key elements and technologies of a digital banking architecture and what is the value of digital and open banking for the bank, its partners and customers.
  • Explain what are the key advantages of a unified digital banking strategy and platform
  • Identify the technological path for digital transformation and the evolution of a digital platform within the organization

Ricardo Zuasti, Chief Product Officer, Technisys

10:30 - 10:45 am

Coffee and Networking Break

10:45 - 11:45 am

Strategic Planning For Innovation and Differentiation
Surviving, thriving and growing a legacy bank in today's highly disruptive environment requires banks to rethink their approaches to the market and how to differentiate their products and services to meet changing costumer tastes and demands.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand what makes a good strategy for Banks in today's digitally disruptive environment
  • Explain what are the key advantages of Marketing a Niche strategy for your Institution
  • Identify clear Objectives and Priorities and niche opportunities in your market and prioritize based on established ROI criteria

Phil Haumiller, Banking Consultant

11:45 - 1:00 pm

Networking Lunch

1:00 - 2:00 pm

Culture- Promoting Intrapreneurship & Building a Banking Transformation Team
One of the biggest hurdles facing banks is how to transform highly structured, hierarchical corporate structures into more agile, creative environments that can tap into their team's experience and "intrapreneurial" spirit to compete against a growing array of challengers.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how to launch products in eight weeks and build a coalition of intrapreneurs at all levels of the organization.
  • Explain the key differences between intrapreneurship and entrepreneurship.
  • Identify the essential coalition for catalyzing exponential change.

Gregory Larkin, author of This May Get Me Fired: A Manual For Thriving in the Corporate Entrepreneurial Environment

2:00 - 3:00 pm

Introduction to Banking Technology- Multichannel integration challenges in cloud era.
This session focuses on different approach to build a consistent multichannel experience that support digital transformation initiatives.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the existing patterns to deal with legacy core applications.
  • Explain the different techniques associated to consistent customer experiences.
  • Describe architecture requirements for agile development teams.
  • Identify integration process for different user experiences.

Lalo Steinman, Cloud Digital transformation Latin America, Microsoft

3:00 - 3:15 pm Coffee and Networking Break
3:15 - 4:15 pm

Intro to Blockchain for Banking
Blockchain has emerged as a potentially transformative technology that is poised to revolutionize the financial industry. The technology holds promise of allowing banks to process payments faster and more accurately while reducing processing costs and friction points amongst many other applications. Understanding the basics of this technology and its potential is critical for any banker seeking to participate in the industry's transformation.

After attending this session, participants will be able to:

  • Understanding the fundamentals of blockchain technology
  • Understand the essential areas and use-cases regarding blockchain technology and how it's disrupting the finance industry

Krishnan Dandapani, Professor, Department of Finance, Florida International University

4:15 - 5:15 pm

Closing Session - Panel on "where do we go from here"
This closing session examines how banking leaders confront the challenges they face in adapting their institutions to changing consumer tastes and emerging competitors while managing a complex business in a highly regulated environment.

Deanne Butchey, moderator
Ray Ruga, co-Founder, Fintech Americas
2 Industry Representatives (not previous speakers)

5:15 pm


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