The Banking Track by Infosys Finacle

The financial services industry is changing at an unprecedented pace. The rapid evolution of technologies is one of the key forces disrupting the prevalent business models of incumbents. We believe, banks can leverage the very same technologies as a catalyst to drive sustainable growth. This banking track, organized by Infosys Finacle, will put spotlight on how banks can unlimit themselves and reimagine banking with the modern technologies.

At Confluence this year, the Finacle team will conduct a full-day banking track and a networking experience on 23rd May 2017. Please plan to reach San Francisco by 22nd May 2017 to maximize your experience at the event.

07:30 – 08:30

Registration & Refreshments

08:30 – 08:40

Welcome note

08:40 – 09:30

Opening Keynote: Unlimit : Let's reimagine banking

Speakers: Pervinder Johar, Chief Executive Officer, EdgeVerve

Sanat Rao, Chief Business Officer and Global Head, Infosys Finacle

The banking industry is evolving at an unprecedented pace. Forces, such as weak economy, digitization, intensifying competition, demanding customers and increasing regulation, threaten to further disrupt traditional business models and lower profits for the global banking industry. Clearly, many incumbents are struggling to keep pace. However, the technology which is causing this disruption can also be leveraged as a catalyst to drive sustainable growth. The possibilities are many – if we choose to unlimit ourselves and reimagine banking with modern technologies. This session will share Finacle’s vision and strategy to help banks achieve this.

09:30 – 10:10

Guest Keynote: Creating the world’s best digital bank

Speakers: Siew Choo Soh, Managing Director, Head of Core Systems Technology, DBS Bank

Digital transformation has been on top of the agenda for banks of all sizes globally. However, only handful of banks in the world have achieved inspiring progress. Tune into the remarkable story of transformation at DBS, recently adjudged as the World’s Best Digital Bank at the prestigious Euromoney Awards for Excellence. Learn how all-pervasive nature of the digital transformation at DBS catapulted the organization to be recognized as the world’s best digital bank.

10:10 – 10:40

Tea and coffee break

10:40 – 11:40

Creating a digital bank in a traditional bank:

Speakers: Jost Hoppermann, Vice President, Principal Analyst, Forrester Research (Moderator)

Gabriel Di Lelle, Vice President of Innovation and Digital Transformation, Grupo Bancolombia

Madhivanan Balakrishnan, Chief Technology & Digital Officer, ICICI Bank

To keep pace with industry evolution and customer expectations, banks are approaching digital transformation in a variety of ways. While many banks are trying to transform holistically, some are augmenting their business by creating or acquiring digital-only subsidiaries. This panel will reflect on digital transformation journey at the two global leading institutions.

11:40 – 12:20

Artificial intelligence powered banking:

Speakers: Puneet Chhahira, Global Marketing Head, Infosys Finacle (Moderator)

Bhartesh Shah, Chief Operating Officer, Equity Group Holdings

Julie Colarusso, Senior Vice President, Digital Channel Solutions, Eastern Bank

Michael Anastasi, Chief Financial Officer, Qudos Bank

Samir Khare, Chief Information Officer, State Bank of Mauritius

Sudhir Jha, Senior Vice President, Head of Product Management and Strategy, Infosys

Applied Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies such as machine learning, deep learning, predictive/prescriptive analytics, virtual agent and natural language understanding (avatar) technologies are gaining popularity among progressive banks. What can one achieve with these technologies ? How much of this is a reality today ? Listen to the point of views of global banking leaders who collaborated to create actionable perspectives on AI powered banking.

12:20 – 13:20


13:20 – 14:20

Digital Core - Creating the foundation for digital success:

Speakers: Don Free, Research Vice President, Gartner (Moderator)

Shaida Lynch, Vice President of Business Technology, Discover Financial Services

Sridhar Nagarajan, Chief Executive Officer, Maubank

To realize the aspiration of truly digital transformation, traditional banks need to take a holistic approach. While most banking leaders are eager to add new digital capabilities that will open up greenfield opportunities for growth and profitability, they have to also ensure their existing processes, and applications are capable of absorbing and supporting such rapid innovations. A linear approach, which prioritizes one over the other, is likely to fail. Listen to this panel of bankers who have taken a holistic approach to digitization and have established a robust foundation for accelerated growth.

14:20 – 15:00

Blockchain – From hype to reality

Speakers: Rajashekara V. Maiya, Head of Product Strategy, Infosys Finacle (Moderator)

Abhijit Singh, Head, Business Technology Group, ICICI Bank

Srinivasan Sampath, Senior. Vice President, Strategic Projects, Emirates NBD

Blockchain is arguably the greatest disruptor to the global financial system in a generation. While many technologies have changed banking, few have fundamentally challenged the operating principles underlying banking transactions and processes. Few banks have taken the lead in reimagining banking processes to take advantage of the blockchain technology. Listen to this panel of banks share their organization’s vision for transforming processes with the blockchain technology.

15:00 – 15:30

Tea and coffee break

15:30 – 16:10

Creating a #TrulyDigital bank:

Speakers: Arun Krishnan, Vice President, Global Head of Engineering, Infosys Finacle (Moderator)

Eetu Kuneinen, Director of Technology Strategy - Bank of Asia

Daniel Bednar, Banking & Operations Practice – Digital Core Banking Lead, Accenture

Eddy Ortiz, Vice President, Innovation and Solution Acceleration, Royal Bank of Canada

Rohit Kumar Gupta, Group Chief Information Officer, I&M Bank

Banking is evolving continuously, and this pace will only be faster in 2017. The key question that is on the mind of every banking leader is ‘how do we continue to stay relevant and leverage the emerging technologies to drive growth’. It’s increasingly evident that only those banks who are able to successfully transform themselves into a truly digital business will emerge as winners. Listen to this panel of banking leaders who will discuss the new normal in the digital age and provide insights on how banks can accelerate their transformation journey toward truly digital banking.

16:10 – 17:30

18:00 – 22:00

Networking experience and dinner