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@ Sibos 2017

October 16-19, 2017
Toronto, Canada

Banking and
Capital Markets
at the Conference

Accenture will return to Sibos this year with a program focused on helping you position yourself on the winning side of change and innovation.

Our leadership will once again host private lunch panels discussing payment and trading hot topics.



Blockchain has great potential across the financial services industry and we’ve seen the technology making great strides over the past year. Yet questions remain regarding how blockchain will move toward broad-based adoption across the ecosystem. As we move closer to the tipping point, what steps should industry leaders take now to stay on top of the potential advancements and changes? How can industry stakeholders design business strategies to help unlock trapped value around blockchain? Particularly while questions around governance, standardization, security, scalability, and compliance with regulatory requirements, among others, still remain?

Join David Treat and a panel of experts, including Todd McDonald (R3), Brian Behlendorf (Hyperledger), Chris Church (Digital Asset) and more to discuss these and other questions, including key issue updates, latest developments and industry use cases on distributed-ledger technology application in the financial services industry.

Monday, October 16
5:00pm – 7:00pm
TMX Broadcast Centre
The Exchange Tower
130 King Street West

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Investment banks are turning to automation to cut costs and meet increasing regulatory demands. Many, however, are overlooking the key advantage to intelligent automation capital: self-learning, which constantly improves rather than degrades in value.

Join our panel of industry experts for a deep dive into the future of artificial intelligence technology within capital markets. This panel discussion will explore the critical next steps for banks—how to add true intelligence learning to their systems and bolster their competitive positions.

Tuesday, October 17
12:15pm – 1:30pm
MTCC, Room 206B

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The shift is on to move to the next level of implementation while maximizing the advantages of Open Banking. At the same time, on-demand, immediate, digital services are combining with a wave of new technologies such as open APIs, cloud, instant payments, and artificial intelligence to simultaneously amplify the disruption known as Open Banking.

Join a panel of industry experts for an insightful and open discussion to explore the many business implications of Open Banking. In this lively session, panel members will address key issues such as:

  • How should banks position themselves for an Open Banking environment?

  • What are the priority opportunities to create value?

  • What revenues are at stake, and what new revenues can be created?

Wednesday, October 18
12:15pm – 1:30pm
MTCC, Rooms 206C and 206D

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There is a critical talent shortfall in the tech industry that could, specifically, impede the ability to bring blockchain to scale – but, more generally, could also threaten innovation in markets around the world. Closing this gap will require the support and commitment of the entire blockchain ecosystem. A good place to begin is to shine a spotlight on the many individuals from under-represented demographics that are already doing great things in this technology to show a path forward.

Join industry leaders, featuring Blythe Masters, as we drive towards solutions to attract, retain and create an environment of inclusion to draw the best talent into blockchain. In this session, we will address critical questions such as: how can we leverage areas of success, strengthen areas that are working well, and continue to craft a plan to fix what’s not working as well as it should?

This luncheon is Accenture’s second ‘Diversity in Blockchain’ event, where we will review some of our findings from our first event, and explore ways to continue to move this initiative forward toward real change.

Wednesday, October 18
12:15pm – 1:30pm
STORYS Building
11 Duncan Street

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Realize innovation with Accenture at SIBOS 2017

Open Banking/PSD2 in a Box API
Explore how to streamline PSD2/Open Banking APIs implementation with a complete architecture and infrastructure solution on cloud.

Open Commerce Platform
Examine how a platform solution can take APIs from banks and non-banks to republish them as multi-bank APIs for unified access and ecosystem activation.

SWIFT CSP Health Check
Learn how your financial institution can meet SWIFT’s Customer Security Program (CSP) requirements and bolster cyber resiliency.

Blockchain Identity
Accenture’s identity prototype, based on blockchain and biometric technologies, empowers individuals with direct consent over who has access to their personal information, and when to release and share data.

Blockchain HSM Interface
Accenture has developed a solution that simplifies the integration of blockchain technology with the hardware security modules (HSMs) that are already broadly used by banks to safeguard and manage digital keys. 

Blockchain Redaction demo
Accenture’s Blockchain Redaction Capability offers a solution to "edit" blockchains without violating integrity. 

Meet with Accenture at SIBOS 2017

While attending Sibos in Toronto, don’t miss the opportunity to test your ideas and explore innovation at work at Accenture. Come engage with Industry leaders one-on-one.

Visit us at booth: D43


Cyber-attacks continue to evolve and are becoming more frequent and widespread. Attackers are improving their tactics and techniques faster than security teams can keep up and their methods grow more sophisticated each year.

Join Chris Thompson, Accenture Global Financial Services Cyber Risk & Resilience Lead, as he moderates this Sibos session on the technological trends that define the threat and risk associated with cyber security and their implications for financial services.

Monday, October 16
9:30am – 10:30am
MTCC, Conference Room 2

Bring your Sunday experience to your Monday work …

Technology moves fast. Humans don’t. We don’t adapt to change the way Technology does. Commercial banks need to find ways to keep pace – not only with AI, IoT, and other emerging technologies – but with how clients accept and adopt. And clients’ expectations of service is also changing, not only because of technology, but because of experiences they have in their day-to-day lives – “bringing Sunday experiences to Monday work ...” These are some big challenges – how to do business in today’s connected world where technology moves quick and expectations of commercial banks are no longer set by the banks themselves.

Join Rami Lama from Fjord, the Design & Innovation arm of Accenture, as he shares the 8 things that commercial banks need to know to effectively do business in today’s rapidly changing world.

Tuesday, October 17​
10:00am – 10:30am​
Open Theatre 2 (OT2), Exhibition Hall


Everyone wants to be able to pay who they want, when they want – increasingly while they are on the move; instant payments make this possible. With its unique position at the heart of the industry, SWIFT has unparalleled experience of working with its banking community to build strategic instant payment solutions that can be replicated across multiple markets.

Join Diane Nolan, Accenture Managing Director in Capital Markets, as she moderates this session that explores SWIFT’s experiences of building and delivering a new instant payments platform for Australia, and how its new instant payments connectivity solution can help support the European banking community in their journey to offer instant payments. The session will include testimonies from these communities on the challenges and opportunities ahead, and their vision and ambition for the new payment platforms they are building.

Tuesday, October 17
4:30pm – 5:15pm
SWIFT Auditorium


Artificial Intelligence (AI) is not new to the financial industry, but it is developing fast; it is estimated that AI will surpass human intelligence by 2019! Experts say AI can take routine, repetitive processes and make them more efficient and effective, removing the risk of manual handling and reducing costs. Are you prepared? Given the industry is not quite ready for blockchain, can we cope with AI technology running our middle and back office systems in a not so distant future?

Join Diane Nolan, Accenture Managing Director in Capital Markets, who will be moderating this Sibos session. The discussion will focus on AI-assisted exception handling, robo-advisor, machine learning and cognitive computing.

Monday, October 16
3:30pm – 4:30pm
MTCC, Conference Room 3


In the digital age, customers have increasingly high expectations of the products and services they use. Being able to quickly and seamlessly carry out transactions through mobile devices has rapidly become a basic requirement for financial services. But consumers will want much more in the future with demands being driven by their experience of more customer-focused service providers. Against a backdrop of ever-growing choice for consumers, organizations will need to shift from a product-led mindset to a customer-led one.

While digital developments are driving disruption across the market, consumers also still value human interaction. How do you strike the right balance between technology and the ‘personal touch’?

Join Kendra Thompson, Accenture Global Wealth Management Lead, as she moderates this Sibos session to explore how financial services firms can foster a greater culture of innovation and a passion among their staff to ensure the right products and services are delivered the way customers want them.

Wednesday, October 18
9:30am – 10:30am
MTCC, Conference Room 4


Alan McIntyre is Accenture's senior managing director for the Global Banking in New York. He is responsible for Accenture’s overall vision and strategy in the sector, investment priorities, client-offering developments and partnership networks. Alan has 25 years of experience working with clients in the banking industry with a focus on enterprise strategy and performance improvement programs in the retail and commercial sectors. Alan has led major M&A assignments at the board level, been a personal adviser to multiple bank CEOs in North America and Europe, steered many bank-wide transformation programs and led multiple new business launches.

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Owen Jelf is the senior managing director and global lead of Accenture Capital Markets. He specializes in delivering major technology and business change programs in the investment banking industry. With more than 27 years of experience in the industry, Owen has expertise in large-scale program management, as well as front-office, operations and enterprise functions in complex global delivery models.

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Jeremy Light leads Accenture Payments, in Europe, Africa, Middle East, and Latin America. He is responsible for taking Accenture’s strategy, systems integration and outsourcing propositions to clients across the region, covering card issuing and acquiring; domestic, international, retail and corporate payments; and front-, middle- and back-office payment functions. This responsibility includes deploying and sharing Accenture’s best thinking, capabilities and skills across client teams to enable them to deliver solutions and digital innovations in the areas of open APIs, instant payments and distributed ledger technology. In his current position, he spends much of his time with banks and financial institutions across Europe.

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Robert Flynn has more than 20 years of banking experience, including 16 years with Accenture, where he specializes in payments and transaction services serving global, regional, and central banks and payment technology firms. His experience spans retail and commercial payments, covering strategy, large-scale transformation, operating model and payment solution implementation. Robert has worked closely with both domestic and international clients to help define payment strategies and investment sequencing. Prior to joining Accenture, Robert held various roles in Bank of America’s retail bank supporting multi-channel transaction banking and merger integration.

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A managing director in capital markets, Diane Nolan leads Accenture Capital Markets Management Consulting, which is focused on business transformation at top financial institutions. She also leads Accenture's Exchange and Market Infrastructure offering. Diane has 20 years of experience in the capital markets industry and has covered a broad set of client types as well as a wide variety of engagement types across all financial asset classes. More recently, she has helped clients to adapt to changing market conditions through the use of digital and other new technologies.

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Chris Thompson is Accenture's Global Financial Services Cyber Risk & Resilience Lead. He has 25 years of experience in large-scale security, risk and technology programs, working with some of the world's leading retail, commercial and investment banks. He has deep expertise in operational risk, financial crime, security, banking operations and trading. Chris previously ran the Risk Management practice for Financial Services in North America, where he specialized in IT and Operational Risk Management. He was responsible for all Risk, Regulatory and Compliance work at North American FS clients.

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With more than 17 years of broker dealer and advisory industry experience, Kendra Thompson is a managing director in Accenture's Financial Services group focused on wealth management strategy. Based in Toronto, she leads Accenture Wealth Management globally and the Management Consulting Development Program in Canada. Prior to joining Accenture, Kendra held similar roles in strategy and marketing at financial services firms in Canada, Australia and the UK.

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David Treat is a Managing Director in Accenture's Financial Services practice serving as a Client Account Lead and Global Head of Accenture's Financial Services DLT / Blockchain practice. David has over 20 years of experience in financial services with expertise in strategy, innovation, strategic cost management, large-scale restructuring, customer relationship management, M&A, and process excellence. Currently focused on innovation in Financial Services specializing in Distributed Ledger / Blockchain, Robotic Process Automation, and Cognitive Computing. ​

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