Date: May 21, 2021
Time: 11-12 AM BSTRegister Now
A post-pandemic recovery will require that all people have full digital access to the economic, social, and political realms. Businesses and governments must put power in the hands of the populace so that each person can buy, trade, and live a fruitful life. Deployment of unique Digital IDs, frictionless cross-border digital payments, digital banking on the go and the right regulation will be key.
Getting these initiatives right could raise global gross domestic product by as much as 13% by 2030.
Join us for an exclusive panel discussion featuring seasoned academics and thought leaders as we discuss this digital-led recovery in depth. As a follow on from the recent co-authored article published by the World Economic Forum (link) on the topic, this session will be moderated by Jeff Kavanaugh, Head Infosys Knowledge Institute with Prof. Zhang Xiaoyan, Prof. Markos Zachariadis, CIO of HSBC Europe Donald Patra, economist Santiago Fernández de Lis and Mohit Joshi, President at Infosys as panelists.
Prof. Zhang Xiaoyan
Xiaoyan Zhang is the Xinyuan Chair Professor of Finance and Associate Dean of the PBC School of Finance, Tsinghua University. In 2014, Professor Zhang was named one of the “Top 40 under 40” Business School professors in the world. Professor Zhang's research focuses on international finance, empirical asset pricing and applied econometrics. Her work has appeared in the Journal of Finance, the Journal of Financial Economics, the Review of Financial Studies, the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and other leading finance journals. Her article, “The Cross-Section of Volatility and Expected Returns” (with Andrew Ang, Robert Hodrick, and Yuhang Xing), was announced one of the top 10 cited papers published in Journal of Finance since 2000.
Donald Patra is the Chief Information Officer of HSBC for Europe, heading Technology function in the region.
As a Regional CIO, Donald is responsible for implementation of Digital /Technology Transformation by instilling rigorous metric oriented framework with focus on people and culture to drive operational excellence, customer centricity in alignment/ partnership with global and regional business to improve performance and competitive edge in the region and in countries.
Prior to this, Donald was the Chief Information officer for America’s and also for Latin America in HSBC. Donald also served as Executive Vice President and Head of Software Technologies for HSBC Americas and as Chief Information Officer and Head of Shared services across all entities in HSBC, India.
Prof. Markos Zachariadis
Prof. Markos is a FinTech Professor & Greensill Chair at Alliance Manchester Business School. His research sits at the cross section of economics of digital innovation, financial technology studies, and network economics, and has studied extensively the economic impact of ICT adoption on bank performance, the diffusion of payment networks, and the role of data & standards in payment infrastructures (SWIFT), financial markets (LEI), and digital banking (Open Banking), among other things.
Santiago Fernández de Lis
Mr. Santiago was the Head of Financial Systems and Regulation at BBVA Research. He is also Chairman of the Banking Stakeholders Group of the European Banking Authority (EBA). He is the author of several papers and publications on financial stability, financial regulation, monetary policy, international economics and central banking.
Mohit Joshi is a President of Infosys. He is responsible for the Financial Services & Healthcare/Life Sciences businesses at Infosys. In addition, as Chairman of Edgeverve Systems Ltd, he leads our software business which includes Finacle, our global banking platform. He is also a Non-Executive Director at Aviva Plc.
Mohit was also invited to join the Global Young Leader program at the World Economic Forum in 2014. He is the Vice Chair of the Economic Growth Board of the CBI (Confederation of British Industry) and is a member of YPO (Young Presidents Organization).
Moderated by Jeff Kavanaugh
Jeff Kavanaugh, is the global head of the Infosys Knowledge Institute, the research and thought leadership arm of Infosys. Jeff leads thought leadership for the company, through primary research and converting our expertise into actionable advice for clients. His current research interests include operating models for sustainability and skills development, published in The Live Enterprise: Create a Continuously Learning and Evolving Organization (McGraw-Hill).