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Agenda

To learn, connect and party

The stage agenda will focus on 4 main areas:

BUSINESS DESIGN

Exploring digital era business models and the most critical functional customer experiences for success

bANKING ENGINEERING

Transforming from archives and mainframes to the cloud reinforced with emerging technologies

FINANCIAL TRUST

Financial industry is based on trust and the ever-changing world is blasting with challenges and opportunities

FUTURE COMMERCE

Financing and payments are at the heart of commerce, but should also work seamlessly

8:00

Doors Open

Early Bird catches the worm. Arrive early for breakfast and connect with as many old and new colleagues as possible

9:00

Opening Words

Let the 30 hour fintech fest begin - Connect, Learn, Party1

9:10

KEYNOTE: The need for a smarter financial system

Elina Valtonen, Member of Parliament

9:40

Break

Head to the coffee stand and meeting area for your pre-booked meetings. Don't be late!

10:10

TRACK: BUSINESS DESIGN

10:15

Panel: Why and how would you invest in fintech?

- The current state of corporate venturing in banking
- Banks' appetite for fintechs - technology, talent, traction

Jin W Jeong, Managing Director at Apis Partners
Moderator:
Gwen Sandberg, Investment Director at Inventure

10:40

Banking as a Service becoming a reality

- Reconfiguring the banking value chain
- Enabling new sources of revenue

10:55

Open Finance and Data Ecosystems

- The progress of platform economy in banking and finance
- Efficiency leap through shared data and platforms

Kaisu Christie, Group Chief Digital Officer at European Investment Bank

11:10

Challenging old business models in savings and investing

- How to build pricing power when investing becomes a commodity
- Zero-margin products as unfair advantages
- The logic in leaving more money in customers' pockets

Daniel Aarenstrup, CEO & Founder at Savr

11:25

Panel: Finding profitability in financial services

- Markets in financial products in 2023 and beyond
- Universal banking vs. niche banking

Petri Nikkilä, Head Of Retail Banking ING Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg at ING
Per Christian Goller, CGO & Co-Founder at Aprila Bank

11:45

Turning ESG into business

- Investing and financing in the ESG era
- Beyond ESG regulation - Achieving real impact and value

Annu Nieminen, CEO & Co-Founder at The Upright Project

12:00

Networking Lunch

Time to fuel your body and mind and head to the social lunch experience of the year

13:30

TRACK: BANKING ENGINEERING

13:35

Tomorrow’s bank’s architecture

- How to why to design and implement modern banking architecture
- API first thinking

Ove Kreison, CTO & Co-Founder at Tuum

13:45

Digital Core

Kasimir Hirn, CIO & EVP, Member of Executive Board at OP Financial Group

14:00

Panel: What’s the reality of cloud banking?

- The truth of the actual benefits and costs savings
- Current state of cloud banking regulation

Christer Eliasi-Swahn, CTO at DBT

14:25

What's in store for Fintech infrastructure in 2023 and beyond

- From unbundled financial technology to bundled services and how a common infrastructure can bridge the gap
- Top trends influencing Fintech: banking API technology driving down costs, hyper-personalisation, finance becoming more embedded and more

Alistair Cotton, CEO & Co-Founder at Integrated Finance

14:40

AI first banking

- Where are we now at the rapidly developing AI solutions?
- What are the practical applications for AI and ML in financial services?

14:55

How to speed up product development?

- Innovation is easy and tech is cheap. Why is implementation so difficult?
- Speeding up new product launch and risk management processes

15:10

Afternoon Fika

Network with a talkative Swede or a mute Finn

15:40

CLOSING KEYNOTE: Evolution or revolution - How will AI transform banking and finance?

Rico Pang, Founder at UN1TY VENTURES & World Blockchain Centre

16:00

Wrap-up

16:10

Networking & Drinks

10:10

TRACK: FINANCIAL TRUST

10:15

Where is the world going, and what solutions are needed

- The development of technology is accelerating, what are the requirements for security?
- What are the key solutions in technological era that companies and organizations must understand?
- What is “The New Normal” in security?

Jarno Limnéll, Professor of Cybersecurity at Aalto University (Signicat’s guest speaker)

10.30

War and sanctions – Navigating the regulatory landscape in turbulent times

- When it comes to sanctions, we're all regulated
- Lessons learned and consequences heard in practice
- The frontline – enforcement and how authorities interpret restrictive measures
- Don't fall behind enemy lines – Three easy steps to comply

Hanna-Mari Manninen, Partner, Head of Corporate Advisory, Compliance & Sustainability at Dittmar & Indrenius
Kateryna Shapran, Foreign Associate at Dittmar & Indrenius

10:45

Panel: Are cryptos a viable part of financial industry or a scam

- Is the crypto winter the end or the new beginning?
- Should banks and wealth managers provide crypto investing services?

11:10

Stablecoins - Public vs. Private

- Current status of CBDCs and private stablecoins such as USDC and EUROe
- The benefits and applications of stablecoins?

Juha Viitala, CEO & Co-Founder at Membrane Finance
Aleksi Grym, Head of Fintech at Bank of Finland

11:35

Undressing Web3 and DeFi - What real applications are traditional institutions finding?

Igor Mandrigin, CTO & Co-Founder at gateway.fm

11:50

Compliant customer onboarding

- Smooth onboarding is the cornerstone of successful growth
- Minding the compliance and fraud

12:00

Networking Lunch

Time to fuel your body and mind and head to the social lunch experience of the year

13:30

TRACK: FUTURE COMMERCE

13:35

eCommerce and fintech - a match made in heaven?

- Why fintech is the driving force of ecomm?
- How does fintech and ecomm collaboration look like?

13:50

Panel: Who’s winning the mobile payment platform battle

- Finding the common ground in Nordic Payments
- Tomorrow's payments - innovation or incremental steps?

Kim Fuglsang Kristoffersen, Head of Strategic Partnerships at Vipps MobilePay

14:15

Redeeming the potential in corporate payments

- Do B2B banking focus on payments enough?
- Taking a productivity leap through payment technologies and automation

Tricia Balfe, CEO at XMLdation

14:30

Panel: From embedded finance to invisible finance

- What's next after the BNPL hype?
- Taking financing wherever it's needed

Mindaugas Mikalajūnas, CEO at SME Finance

14:45

Digital commerce & corporate banking

- What is digital corporate banking?
- The emerging role of banks in ecommerce

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