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ABOUT THE EVENT / reasons to come

Misys will host a one-day forum of thought-provoking panel debates, Q&As, demos and presentations, which will challenge the status quo in financial services. Key themes will be transformation; digitalisation; and cloud.


We are expecting over 300 delegates from across banking, capital markets and investment management – predominantly C-level, and heads of business line. Following the conference we will have entertainment and a cocktail reception in a beautiful setting overlooking the iconic River Thames skyline.

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Thank you for your interest in Misys Connect Forum – London. The event has proven incredibly popular and we are now at maximum capacity.

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Conference agenda

Registration and coffee

Tim Goodhind

Welcome address

Simon Paris

Shaping the global financial services industry

  • Digitalisation, cloud and transformation
  • How we make our customers more resilient, efficient and competitive
Patrick MinfordPeter FarleyAngela KnightBarney ReynoldsJohn Barrass

Keynote debate: Could Brexit positively impact UK financial services?

  • Impact on regulation - will we have full separation from the rule book / or a blend?
  • Should banks kill their EU reg projects - e.g. SEPA / PSD2 projects?
  • Will the best talent leave the UK?
Robin CreweRiteesh SinghAlex HiltonJohn EastonRoy VellaDonald Lawrence

The opportunity of cloud and the app economy

  • Impact of the cloud on financial services for better data analytics, predictability and scalability
  • Innovations in cloud and platform as a service (PaaS) and app innovation
  • Challenges of cloud adoption and strategies to overcome them

Coffee Break

Breakout Capital Markets, Banking and Investment Management

Balázs VinnaiDavid Watson

The robots are coming: AI, machine learning and algos

  • Robo-advisory
  • Algo trading
  • Machine learning/intelligence; natural language understanding; machine perception
Alex KwiatkowskiAlex WolffJohn DwyerCillian Leonowicz

Exploring the new boundaries of Internet of Finance: Beyond the buzz of Blockchain

  • Understanding Blockchain and distributed ledger technology
  • The key use cases in corporate banking and capital markets
  • Impact of blockchain on costs, operations and efficiencies
Tim Goodhind

Closing remarks

Cocktail reception with entertainment

Sadiq JaveriBen MatthewsDenis IgnatovichJoerg Ruetschi

FINtech or finTECH: Investment banking in the innovation age

  • Does the investment banking model need an overhaul for the innovation age?
  • How can investment banks transform as budgets are slashed?
  • How can capital markets firms keep up with the pace of innovation?
Peter FarleyDawn LooBruce Meuli

The strategic treasury: Optimising working capital

  • Providing a holistic view of risk across the banking, lending and trading books
  • Using big data, analysis and reporting to improve workflows and optimise profits
  • Performing faster high volume calculations for more precise simulation and stress testing


Sadiq JaveriThomas Ehmer

From theory to achieving best practice: The Fundamental Review of the Trading Book

  • Avoiding pitfalls to achieve the new sensitivity based method
  • IMA – is it still worth pursuing? Requirements versus capital gains
  • Best practice planning: an agile and open end state
Mark FeeleyTony ThurstonGavin BerryPaul Hargrave

Post-trade processing: Consolidation and simplification for greater agility and cost certainty

  • Integrating asset classes, trading systems and branches, globally
  • Lowering the cost of compliance and ensuring enterprise-wide consistency
  • Leveraging the Cloud for more flexibility, scalability and agility
Alex WolffDenis IgnatovichAlex Viall

Rise of the Machine

  • What to expect from AI, machine learning and automation?
  • How and where can they make a difference?
  • How do they benefit the modern investment bank?
Julian WilsonCaj SjomanMatthew TreagusStephen Walker

Digitalisation for dynamic retail banking

The pressure is on for banks to leverage the benefits of digital banking to WOW in new customers, retain existing ones and drive sales. So how do banks go about it and to what results?
  • Buy or Build? Customisation capabilities for better UX and UI
  • Behavioural analytics for relevance and personalisation
  • Seamless omni-channel and extendability
  • When sci-fi became digital banking innovation
Elliott LimbKimberley LongEnrico CamerinelliKevin Gordon

Forget buzzword bingo: 5 use cases for deeper digital in corporate banking

  • Moving from disparate multiple system approach
  • Automation of end to end processes to reduce costs and increase efficiency
  • Efficiently manage operational credit in line with IFRS9


Jacqueline MorcombeVimal S. VelIan Pryor

From non-performing loans to high performance lending: Simplify, innovate, optimise

  • Use cases for banks to simplify the lending process and drive end-to-end digitalisation in commercial and corporate lending
  • The key pillars underpinning the corporate borrower’s user experience
  • How digital strategy today, can drive lending nirvana tomorrow
Alex LivingstoneJoao FonsecaBalazs Vinnai

The emergence of two-speed banking: How do you safely get into the fast lane and stay there?

  • Customers, investors, regulators are driving banks to modernise and transform
  • Approaching front-to-back innovation to meet customer experience expectations, achieve operational efficiency and ensure ongoing adherence to compliance
  • The role and importance of ecosystem and partnerships: banks, fintechs, partners
Amit Batra

Case studies: Co-innovation in credit, compliance and customer service

  • Inside out digitalisation in corporate lending
  • Business drivers for corporate self-service across the credit spectrum
  • Real use cases for Lending Transformation - Consolidation, IFRS9 and the origination process
Patrick Minford

The macroeconomic picture post-Brexit

  • The positive impact of Brexit on the UK economy
  • Opportunities within the asset management industry
  • What we can expect in the coming months
Pierre-Alois KochDave HannibalMilan JoticErik Schutte

Beyond SaaS: Moving towards a fully-operated investment management ecosystem

  • Evolution of independent software products and services
  • The shift towards 'New IT' and lower-cost operating models
  • The changing face of investment management: new business models and players


Jason Whitaker

The end of Beta

  • What is meant by the end of beta and why it will soon be upon us
  • The associated impact on asset managers and their clients
  • How asset managers can prepare for this inevitability
Nicholas LeibRaphael Rollin

Pension and insurance: Investing in a liability context

  • Differences between pension and insurance mandates
  • Offering the right capabilities to support LDI and ALM requirements
  • How can new entrants compete with existing players?
Jean-Baptiste GaudemetDavid WahiVarun VermaGuy Munton

Adopting a strategic approach to tackle regulatory challenges

  • Analysing the impact of buy-side regulation across business functions
  • Changing the way you operate to adhere to regulatory change
  • How firms can remain compliant while keeping business costs down
Phillip BungeyJames PinningtonTimothy BellChris Adlard

Customer centricity: Ensuring service excellence across the business

  • What are modern investors looking for from their fund managers?
  • Quality of service as a unique differentiator
  • Defining and implementing a customer centricity program

Event Location

The Mermaid
Puddle Dock, Blackfriars
London, EC4V 3DB

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