Four 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 (21 days left at the time of this writing).
Our preparations are in full swing. The first visual materials are coming in, and our designers have produced some very cool animations for the big LED screen. And we put a lot of effort to keep the architectural integrity of the programme and the focus on intense learning experiences.
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 Wednesday opening, we will zoom in into some of the startups from our Innotribe Startup Challenge Latam.
Our day anchor will then walk you through the plan of the day. Given that our day-3 is about the man-machine convergence, our day anchor is Anju Patwardhan, Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Stanford University, and ex-Chief Innovation Office of Standard Chartered Bank, where she was looking into AI and other FinTech innovations.She will come back in the day closing to wrap up the learning of the day.
In between opening and closing, 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-3 is “Man-Machine Convergence”. This is going to be a super packed day. In addition of the Opening and Closing sessions, we have six sessions:
- The Future Show Live
- Digital Ethics
- FinTech Hubs session – AMERICAS
- AI for Financial Services
- Innovation in cyber-security: Innovative defences to innovative attacks
The Future Show Live
Experience the future like never before with this innovative event concept designed for challenging decision makers.
Technology is changing our world exponentially and humanity will change more in the next 20 years than in the previous 300 years. Topics such as cloud/data security and privacy, automation and a potentially exponential technological unemployment, (very) big data, artificial intelligence and cognitive computing, robotics, self-driving cars, drones and the Internet of Things are popping up everywhere, and the public interest (consumers as well as businesses) in ‘the future’ has never been higher. This session will show how exponential technological advancements will radically alter and re-boot the way we experience the world and interact with each other. Both consumers and businesses, organisations and governments will be strongly interested in this.
The Future Show Live is a live, multimedia and interactive format that presents ‘the future’ key challenges and opportunities. Designed and delivered by Europe’s leading futurist and author Gerd Leonhard, and produced by art director and film-maker Jean-Francois Cardella. This session will flow seamlessly into the session/conversation on digital ethics. To find more about Gerd, his work and his latest provocative book “Technology vs. Humanity: The coming clash between man and machine” (Amazon Affiliated link), check out my blog post of a couple of weeks ago.
This will be very special. To put it in Gerd’s own words in his weekly newsletter:
Second, just in case you are close-by, the world premier of my new interactive live program (finally, sans clicker and the conventional slide-deck marathon) called The Future Show Live will happen at SIBOS / Innotribe 2016 in Geneva, on September 28 – watch out for the video recording soon afterwards. With TFSLive we will attempt nothing less than to redefine the very meaning of ‘keynote presentation’.
The Future Show Live will have its world premier at Innotribe Sibos! The show starts at 09:30am sharp and flows directly without break into Digital Ethics. Be sure to reserve your seat. No hotel bath-towels allowed.
Whereas Gerd’s session will picture in broad brush stroked the tension between technology and humanity, in this session we will do a deep dive into the digital ethics that should underpin this man-machine convergence.
We believe these digital ethics are very relevant for financial services, and have fields of application in analytics, robo-advisors, financial apps, Ethereum DOA fork, chatbots, upto the respect for human attention in the design of non-intrusive applications.
The speakers for this session:
- John Havens, Executive Director, The Global Initiative for Ethical Considerations in the Design of Autonomous Systems
- Amber Case, Cyborg Anthropologist, and Fellow at Harvard Berkman Klein Center
- Aurélie Pols, Data Governance & Privacy Advocate, and advisor to the Ethics Data Group EDPS (European Data Protection Supervisor)
The three speakers will each take a different angle at the topic. From “value sensitive design”, to the respect of our human attention, into data governance, who sets the norms, how polices them, and how will good ethical behaviour be rewarded, or harmful applications be penalised. This may be a next area for regulation, not only in financial industry.
Coexisting safely and ethically with intelligent machines is one of the central challenges of the 21st Century. It demonstrates and strengthen the need to establish ethical standards for Artificial Intelligence to help us preserve the values we cherish the most.
To get yourself prepared for this session, you can start experimenting with The Moral Machine of MIT.
The session will be immediately followed by book signings by Gerd Leonhard, John Havens and Amber Case
FinTech Hubs session – EMEA – over lunch time
Building upon the success of last year’s session “Why banks need FinTech hubs?”, we wanted to go create more air-time for FinTech Hubs from different regions of the world.
Each hub will get 10 min to share their ambitions and plans. With our designers we are looking how we can make this an engaging experience and avoid having a series of 6 commercials. Like for all FinTech Hub sessions this session is full house.
The “6 from the AMERICAS” are (alphabetical order):
- 500 Startups
- Digital Finance Institute and FinTech Association of Canada
- FinTech Mexico
- FinTech Forum Germany*
- MaRS Discovery District
- Partnership Fund for New York City
We have a waiting list for all FinTech Hubs sessions from most regions. That’s why we added *Germany to this group. They took the last remaining slot;-)
It is interesting to see how some of our sessions (like last year’s FinTech Hub session) or some of our research papers (like last year’s Powerwomen in FinTech) are growing into movements like www.femtechleaders.com or to new initiatives like the Global FinTech Hub Federation (GFHF) announced two weeks ago. See press-release here.
We are happy to announce the GFHF will premier their latest FinTech Hub Index (A benchmark of 20+ FinTech Hubs) at Innotribe Sibos 2016.
Sandwiches and soft drinks will be served in the Innotribe space.
AI for Financial Services
AI for financial services is usually associated with robo-advisors. But AI for financial services also includes pattern recognition software and algorithms to detect fraud patterns and other financial anomalies.
This demo-packed session will showcase examples in fraud detection, cyber security, compliance, natural language processing for AIFMD reporting (The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive), and machine learning from customer behaviour for robo-advisory.
The cast of this session:
- Eric Rosenblum, Executive, Palantir
Edouard D’Archimbaud, Head of AI Lab CIB, BNP Paribas Securities Services
- Lisa Huang, Head of Quantitative Analysis Research, Betterment
This session will be moderated by Nicolas Mackel, CEO of Luxembourg for Finance.
Innovation in cyber-security: Innovative defences to innovative attacks
This session will highlight some of the latest innovative cyber-security attacks, and investigate how to address them with the most innovative defence strategies that mitigate the risks going forward.
We have an absolute rock-star for this session, nobody else than Bruce Schneier!
Bruce Schneier is an internationally renowned security technologist, called a “security guru” by the Economist. He is best known as a refreshingly candid and lucid security critic and commentator. When people want to know how security really works, they turn to Schneier.
In his usual high-energy style, Bruce will start with a TED-like talk, and the quickly open for an intense audience Q&A.
His latest book “Data and Goliath” (Amazon Affiliate link), is an absolute bestseller.
Clay Shirky said about the book: “Bruce Schneier’s amazing book is the best overview of privacy and security ever written.”
After this session, you’ll never look at cyber-security in the same way again. It is very rare to have the occasion to be face to face with this caliber of security expert, so be there in time!
Thingclash is a framework for considering cross-impacts and implications of colliding technologies, systems, cultures and values around the Internet of Things.
We’ll be specifically looking at frictions that emerge in both existing IoT categories with transactional capabilities (such as chip cards and smart watches) and emerging ones (like drones, self-driving cars, and multi-purpose connected buttons). With new IoT interfaces proliferating in banking and financial services, there hasn’t been a better time to examine how we design for transactions in a way that protects usability, privacy, and security.
The session is designed as an interactive card-game, combining things, personas and contexts.
This workshop will be delivered by
- Scott Smith, Founder and Principal, Changeist
- Susan Cox-Smith, Partner & Creative Strategist, Changeist
Changeist is a post-national research, consulting and creative group that helps organisations navigate complex futures.
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 the Salle Communale des Délices – 20 Route de Colovrex, 1218 Le Grand-Saconnex, Switzerland –View Map. This is only a 10 min walk from the Sibos PalExpo conference center.
19:00 Event Opens
19:00 Welcome speech by Brian Behlendorf, Executive Director the Linux Foundations Hyperledger Project
19:10 Bar & Buffet Opens, music provided by Beatie Wolfe and her band
We are delighted that the Linux Foundation’s Hyperledger project is sponsoring the 2016 Innotribe Networking event
This is an free networking event. Anybody who smells FinTech is welcome, but to help us plan for the catering and drinks, we’d like you to register on our registration site.
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.
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-3 of Innotribe Sibos 2016.
- All session timings and speaker bios can be found in the searchable Innotribe Sibos programme and on the Sibos App. Filter on track Innotribe.
- High Level PDF Flyer
- An upcoming Innotribe branded Magazine with interviews with some of our keynote speakers
We are looking forward to meeting you all again at this year’s Innotribe Sibos 2016 from 26-29 Sep 2016 in PalExpo, Geneva.
Your architect and content curator for Innotribe@Sibos, @petervan