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Edition-75 of Delicacies: as usual, max 5 articles that i found interesting and worth re-reading. Handpicked, no robots. Minimalism in curation. Enjoy! Much more of this in my weekly Revue summary. Subscribe at bottom of this post.

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Team Human

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Artificial intelligence. Cognitive computing. The Singularity. Digital obesity. Printed food. The Internet of Things. The death of privacy. The end of work-as-we-know-it, and radical longevity: The imminent clash between technology and humanity is already rushing towards us. What moral values are you prepared to stand up for—before being human alters its meaning forever?

This is not me saying this. This is Gerd Leonhard a new kind of futurist schooled in the humanities as much as in technology. A musician by origin, Gerd connects left and right brains for a 360-degree coverage of the multiple futures that present themselves at any one time. In 2015, Wired Magazine listed Gerd as one of the top 100 most influential people in Europe.

In his most provocative book to date “Technology vs. Humanity: The coming clash between man and machine” (Amazon Affiliated link), he explores the exponential changes swamping our societies, providing rich insights and deep wisdom for business leaders, professionals and anyone with decisions to make in this new era.

If you take being human for granted, check-out this trailer for a movie he made with Jean-François Cardella, his film producer.

 

 

Gerd has a new book out and it is and i recommend it strongly, and i am not alone.

 

“Gerd Leonhard is most definitely a member of Team Human. Here’s his convincing and heartfelt call for the reinstatement of people and purpose into the technology program.” – Douglas Rushkoff, Author of ‘Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus’, host of the ‘TeamHuman’ podcast

“Gerd Leonhard provides a fascinating look at the impact of exponential technologies and the dilemmas we will face in adapting to—or being adapted by—these. His book really makes you worry—and think.” – Vivek Wadhwa, Academic, Researcher, Writer, and Entrepreneur.

 

A good overview of the book can be found in Forbes’ recent interview with Gerd Leonhard and his reflections on digital ethics:

“Like sustainability, ethics is often thought of as a nice to have, a thing to consider when you have time, a luxury, non-monetizable. But now it is becoming clear that those distinctly human things that are not measurable (I call them the “androrithms” – as opposed to algorithms) such as emotions, intuition, beliefs and ethics are what sets us apart from machines.”

Gerd’s thinking is of great relevance to financial services. Because the whole value proposition of the financial services industry is about to change, it needs to reinvent itself in order to discover and grow new values and revenue streams.

 

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“In general you can say the financial industry has been asleep at the wheel for the past ten years, but it has woken up with a start,” says Leonhard, and

“The Darwinian megashifts of exponential technologies eventually challenge most of our assumptions, meaning somebody is going to reinvent the way we think about stock markets and what a stock-market actually is. After we get the blockchain and a global digital currency, the next step is to revamp the entire logic of the stock market. And that is imminent.”

In addition of the book and the film, Gerd has created a unique experience called The Future Show Live. The Future Show Live will demonstrate what exponential technologies are doing to our world of business and society and will create a context around financial services, pointing people towards how they can innovate from inside an organisation and not rest on outmoded systems.

We will need to embrace technology – but not become it. We will need to find ways that technology will actually serve humanity (i.e. support human flourishing and contentment) not vice versa.

Gerd Leonhard will be hosting The Future Show Live at Sibos at the Innotribe stand next to the main Sibos stand on Wednesday, 28th September from 9:30-10:15am.

55x19copy  All illustrations are by Gerd Leonhard and are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

 

Disruption

Two weeks ago, I shared with you a high level preview of the Innotribe Sibos 2016 programme.

As promised, I will reveal more details for each day in some subsequent blog posts leading up to Sibos week 26-29 Sep 2016 (37 days left at the time of this writing).

Our preparations are in full swing. We are in the midst of a series of intense prep calls with all speakers, together with our production teams and our facilitators and designers. All engines are on!

It has always been our intention to build a program with architectural integrity and a week of intense learning experiences. This year is no different.

General structure:

Innotribe 2016_PPT Press Pack Final 6 Aug 2016 - One Slide

General overview of the Innotribe Sibos 2016 programme

 

The structure of the week program is fairly straightforward:

  • We start every day with an opening of the day
  • We close every day with a closing of the day
  • Over lunch time, we have spotlight sessions by several FinTech hubs: one day for Switzerland, one for EMEA, one for the AMERICA, one of APAC

For the opening session, the Innotribe team will welcome you, and for the Monday opening, we will zoom in into some highlights of our Innotribe Industry Challenge on Securities (about issuing a bond on the blockchain).

Our day anchor will then walk you through the plan of the day. Our day-1 anchor is Michell Zappa from Envisioning Tech, Brazil. He will come back in the day closing to wrap up the learning of the day.

In between we have several Innotribe sessions. We don’t do anything during the plenary big issue debates so you have the time to enjoy those as well.

The main theme of Innotribe day-1 is “disruption re-defined”. We have three sessions:

  • Patterns of disruption in wholesale banking
  • The Future of Money
  • Emerging technologies for financial services

Patterns of disruption in wholesale banking

Learn to anticipate and react to disruptions in Securities, Trade Finance and FX.

Begin 2016, the Deloitte Center for the Edge published a deep research on nine patterns of disruption cross-industry. Upon our request, Deloitte created a special version for Innotribe Sibos on the relevance of these disruption patterns for financial services, and how incumbents can/should react to them.

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Key take-aways of this session will be:

  • Reframe the notion of disruption
  • Understand there are patterns of disruption
  • There is a way to be more rigorous in understanding and anticipating disruption
  • There are some effective ways to respond to disruption in a purposeful way
  • Apply these insights to our world of wholesale banking and think of specific action steps that can be taken by our organisations

The rock-star line-up for this session:

  • John Hagel, Co-Chair, Deloitte Center for the Edge
  • Val Srinivas, Research Leader, Banking & Capital Markets, Center for Financial Services, Deloitte

This is a highly interactive session, with assignments for the audience, to help you internalise the knowledge you picked up from our speakers. At the end of the session, there will be a “gift” to take with you.

The Future of Money

For the first time, this ever-popular Innotribe session has been promoted as a full-blown “Big Issue Debate” in the main plenary room of Sibos.

future of money

The idea behind Future of Money is to essentially act as a crystal ball, examining the large shaping trends that are going to affect financial services in typically two to three year’s time.

Moderated by Udayan Goyal, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Apis Partners and Co-Founder and non-executive director of Anthemis Group, this year’s Future of Money is set to discuss the Internet of Things (IoT) and how the collection of data in our highly networked world through sensor-based technology is set to change how we think of financial services.

Other topics include the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), with decisions regarding investments and creditworthiness becoming the purview of automated systems based entirely on inputs of personalised data.

The line-up:

  • Jon Stein, CEO Betterment
  • Carlos Menendez, President, Enterprise Partnerships, International Markets, Mastercard
  • Amber Case, Cyborg Anthropologist and Fellow at Harvard Berkman Klein Center

We also tried to re-invent a bit the flow of a big issue debate and “sweat the technical asset” we have at our disposal. Expect more from Innotribe😉

Emerging technologies for financial services

In this session, we will share the results of a research commissioned by Innotribe to Envisioning Tech from Brazil. Again, original research and a word premiere of a fantastic visualisation tool.

The different technologies will be mapped on different time horizons, and we will highlight the inter-connections between them.

Every technology will come with a navigation card detailing its relevance to the financial services industry around 10 different impact vectors – with a focus on cyber-security and distributed ledger technologies.

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Screenshot of beta-version of visualisation tool

The session is animated with a spectacular screen-wide interactive visualisation.

The session is an interactive workshop with a card-game interaction with the participants. Seats will be limited.

General

All sessions are designed to maximise the immersive learning experiences of our guests. We use professional facilitators and designers to enable great group interactions. And we have an amazing audio/visual kit and production team to make the content come alive.

The pepper and salt comes from our “instigators” who have a designed role to provoke the critical discussion. The “instigators” of day-1 are:

  • Patrik Havander, Nordea
  • Anthony Brady, BNYM
  • Matthew Grabois, BNP Paribas Securities Services

For the sessions where it makes sense, we also have a transversal anchor for Cyber-security and one for DLT. They stay in the Innotribe space for the week, and will report back at the end of the week:

  • Our Cyber transversal anchor is Bart Preneel, University of Leuven
  • Our DLT transversal anchor is Andrew Davis, advisor from Sydney

Next week, we will cover the themes and sessions of day-2 of Innotribe Sibos 2016.

Resources:

Follow us on Twitter: for the latest announcements: @Innotribe, #Innotribe, @Sibos, #Sibos

We are looking forward to meeting you all again at this year’s Innotribe Sibos 2016 from 26-29 Sep 2016 in PalExpo, Geneva.

Deeply grateful,

Your architect and content curator for Innotribe@Sibos, @petervan

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delicacies

Edition-74 of Delicacies: as usual, max 5 articles that i found interesting and worth re-reading. Handpicked, no robots. Minimalism in curation. Enjoy! Much more of this in my weekly Revue summary. Subscribe at bottom of this post.

If you can’t get enough of these and want more than 5 articles, I have created an extended version of Petervan’s Delicacies in REVUE. If you want more than 5 links, you can subscribe here: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/petervan

delicacies

Edition-73 of Delicacies: as usual, max 5 articles that i found interesting and worth re-reading. Handpicked, no robots. Minimalism in curation. Enjoy! Much more of this in my weekly Revue summary. Subscribe at bottom of this post.

If you can’t get enough of these and want more than 5 articles, I have created an extended version of Petervan’s Delicacies in REVUE. If you want more than 5 links, you can subscribe here: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/petervan

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For the eighth consecutive year, Innotribe@Sibos will introduce the latest innovation trends, whilst delivering thought-provoking content designed to challenge your assumptions.

The tagline for the 2016 edition is:

 

Be inspired. Be provoked.

The future is happening now

 

The tagline itself is inspired by a quote of Brian Eno in an interview in December 2015 with Steven Johnson about art, music, punch lines, and culture in general: “I don’t want to be entertained, I want to be provoked.”

 

Main programme directions:

Like every year, we aim to re-invent ourselves again, so we can offer a compelling program surpassing the excitement of our 2015 edition. The main themes for this year are:

Like last year, Innotribe puts innovation center stage at Sibos, and will provide a forum for critical dialogue where all Sibos delegates will get the opportunity to:

  • Attend the “Future of Money” session, positioned as a Big Issue Debate in the Plenary room for the first time this year
  • Meet some of the most forward thinking leaders in distributed ledger technology and cyber-security
  • Explore what it means to be
a modern organisation and understand how man and machine can work together
  • Understand the different patterns of disruption and how incumbents can react to them
  • Help define the principles for platform cooperation in more distributed ecosystems
  • Explore collaboration with a wide range of FinTech hubs from different continents, with a specific focus on the Swiss ecosystem
Gain insights on the new technologies developed by the startup community in Africa and Latin America through sessions dedicated to the winners of the 2016 Innotribe Startup Challenge

 

Innotribe 2016_PPT Press Pack Final 6 Aug 2016 - One Slide

“We are not in the events business, we are in the business of creating high quality feedback loops, to create immersive learning experiences”

 

You will also notice that for many sessions we chose for the long format. Where the rest of the conference scene is going for short – almost tweet-style one-liner formats, we believe there is a need for longer explorations of topics and a sense and desire for more than superficial sound-bite like conversations. Immersiveness requires time, and it is – just like our attention – one of the more precious but also more scarce resources of our era.

Like in previous years, this immersive experience is enabled by the awesome production team under the leadership of Ben Hawkins, Executive Producer GPJ, and by the super sharp facilitators and designers of Collective Next, lead by Principal Hamilton Ray.

Transversal themes: Instigators, day anchors, transversal week anchors, DLT and Cyber Rapporteurs:

Like last year, we will have day-anchor persons, to guide you through the programme and to make a wrap up of the learning at the end of each day.

You may have noticed that at Innotribe we don’t have any DLT/blockchain sessions this year: indeed, we covered this subject extensively at previous editions, and many of our colleagues from banking, securities, standards, market infrastructures and SWIFT Lab have now sessions on DLT/blockchain in their main conference sessions.

This is exactly how we saw Innotribe at Sibos from the beginning: a space where we create awareness of what is cooking at the edges of our ecosystem, topics and trends that will enter mainstream in a couple of years.

So, this year, we will have DLT/blockhain as a transversal theme:

  • We will have a transversal week anchor person in Innotribe for all our sessions where DLT may be one of the many technologies covered
  • We will also have a DLT Rapporteur, who will follow all non-Innotribe DLT sessions at Sibos and report back in our Innotribe “DLT and Cyber wrap-up of the week” session at the end of the week.

Same for the other transversal theme at Sibos: cyber-security. In addition to a number of cyber specific sessions at Innotribe,

  • We will have a transversal week anchor person in Innotribe for all our sessions where Cyber-security may be relevant.
  • We will also have a Cyber Rapporteur, who will follow all non-Innotribe Cyber sessions at Sibos and report back in our Innotribe “DLT and Cyber wrap-up of the week” session at the end of the week.

Like in previous years, we will add some salt and pepper to the conversations by integrating “instigator”: business or technical experts that will act as soundboard and provocateurs for our key speakers.

We will also experiment with some new formats, combining visual immersive experiences, facilitation, design, and video blends to resonate with our audience beyond the pure cognitive experience.

Different locations

We will be at different locations this year:

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Main location: Innotribe stand (G16 next to main SWIFT Stand)

We will be located right next to the main Swift stand on the exhibition floor, and have increased our capacity with at least 50%. The design of our stand will be a combination of industrial on the outside but human on the inside, to reflect the tension between technological disruption and the need for higher qualities of human attention. All our sessions, except of Future of Money will take place here. Future of Money will be in the main Plenary Room.

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Our Innotribe stand last year in Singapore

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Inside our stand last year in Singapore

The big LED screen will be back, it just will be bigger, better, and even with a 4x better resolution than last year;-)

And of course, we’ll have our connoisseur coffee corner back, last year rated as the place to be to savour the best coffee of the whole event. Really.

As several of our speakers have published recent books about their insights, there also will be numerous book-signing opportunities throughout the week.

Can’t show the design of the 2016 Innotribe stand, yet. We want to keep it as a surprise for Sibos delegates, but if we can give you a hint: last year’s nick-name for our stand/space was “the blender”, this year people who have seen it describe the space as “the coliseum”.

coliseum

Just make sure you make it in time for the different Innotribe sessions, as last year all Innotribe sessions were overflow, and about 50% of all Sibos delegates attended one or more of our sessions. This year we have catered for overflow capacity in the mezzanine overseeing the Innotribe stand.

Location #2: The Fintech Hub (Stand B80)

We have tried to group together a number of FinTech Hubs who have rented a booth in this area. We have create a mini-stage and meeting area so you can meet the winners of the 2016 Innotribe Startup Challenge in Africa and Latin America: Bitso, Destacame, Hello Paisa, Quotanda, The Sun Exchange, and WeCashUp.

Location #3: The Sibos Plenary Room

The Future of Money’s premiere was at Innotribe Sibos 2011 in Toronto. Since then the session has become a brand on its own, and we are proud that for its fifth edition, this session is now promoted as a full-blown Sibos Big Issue Debate in the main Plenary room of Sibos. Monday 26 Sep 2016, at 2pm that is.

Location #4: Salle communale des Délices

Last year we experimented with an informal networking event for anybody who feels connected to the FinTech ecosystem, and you seemed to have liked it.

The Innotribe Networking event is back this year on Wednesday 28 Sep 2016, starting at 7pm in a location that is only 10 min walk away from the Sibos PalExpo conference center. We’ll have:

  • A short welcome by the network event sponsors
  • Brett King with a short talk on Augmented, and free book signing
  • In the theme of the day, a Woman-Machine convergence with Beatie Wolfe and Live Band
  • Excellent food and drinks (informal standing dinner)
  • Lots of informal networking

This is an invitation-only event, and we’ll soon have a registration site up and running. For Sibos delegates, we’ll have postcard-style invitations available at the conference center.

Who should attend?

Innotribe is open to all Sibos delegates. Throughout the Sibos week, Innotribe will be the centre of expertise on innovation for the benefit of all relevant stakeholders, including business analysts, strategists, product managers, innovation managers, transaction bankers, securities managers, corporates, standards experts, payment professionals, regulators, and policy makers.

Resources:

In the coming weeks, we will pump-up our communications volume, and prepare a preview blog post per Innotribe day, revealing and contextualizing our amazing speaker and instigator line-up for this year. Follow us on Twitter: for the latest announcements: @Innotribe, #Innotribe, @Sibos, #Sibos

As you can see, all engines are on, and we are looking forward to meeting you all again at this year’s Innotribe Sibos 2016 from 26-29 Sep 2016 in PalExpo, Geneva.

It should be obvious that Innotribe Sibos is only possible through the great collaboration with the Sibos team, deep involvement of the Innotribe team, and a number of world-class contractors for the professional execution of all this.

Deeply grateful,

Your architect and content curator for Innotribe@Sibos, @petervan

 

delicacies

Edition-72 of Delicacies: as usual, max 5 articles that i found interesting and worth re-reading. Handpicked, no robots. Minimalism in curation. Enjoy! Much more of this in my weekly Revue summary. Subscribe at bottom of this post.

If you can’t get enough of these and want more than 5 articles, I have created an extended version of Petervan’s Delicacies in REVUE. If you want more than 5 links, you can subscribe here: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/petervan

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