Banking Technology September 2019 issue out now
Thriving in a hyper-connected world.
The latest edition of our flagship magazine – Banking Technology – is out now, packed with news, analysis and insights, case studies, research and expert commentary.
A note from our editor, Sharon Kimathi:
The end of summer is often met with melancholy. The sun sets earlier. The winds get chillier. And we get back to work. Not just business-as-usual work, but the rush of catching up on piled up holiday emails and prepping for various conferences.
Which brings me to the main topic of this month’s edition – Sibos. This year, Swift, the global provider of interbank messaging, has decided to host the highly anticipated event in London.
Hordes of business women and men will be heading down to the ExCel centre, wearing our Sunday-best for four consecutive days, not only to swap cards and hand-shakes, but also discuss the success stories and challenges that lies ahead for banking technology.
This year’s theme – thriving in a hyper-connected world – recognises the challenges and opportunities that mass digitisation and data-driven relationships present for the finserv community.
Matt Elsom, VP of risk at Artesian Solutions, highlights how the greatest successes are often achieved at the intersection of science and art – not only to drive efficiency, but augment and enhance human skills to improve customer experience.
Enhancing digital ecosystems and adapting to shifting geopolitical and regulatory are sub-themes at this year’s Sibos. Rolands Mesters, co-founder & CEO of Nordigen, dissects how it’s not possible to apply a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to open banking, since the financial infrastructure of European countries doesn’t reflect that of any East African country.
Speakers will also be focusing on the changing competitive landscape, increasing regulation and technological change. Entrepreneur, Maxim Bederov, explores the dichotomy between competition and regulation in the cryptocurrency space,and whether it will force major players into closer collaboration with regulators.
Ruby Hinchliffe, FinTech Futures’ fresh reporter, tackles Sibos’ human element and cybersecurity threat themes at this digital age, arguing that businesses need to do more than just adopting the latest tech. Financials need to build up trust in the relationship once a data or security breach has taken place, and not rest on the laurels of their legacy names.
So, as you stroll past each stall searching for interesting goody bags at Sibos and any other conference this month, I hope the features in this edition distil you with the wisdom to network with the person behind the stall before you grab your fanciful branded merch-bag and dash.
The September 2019 edition of Banking Technology features:
Through a Gen Z lens
We don’t forgive easily
A launchpad platform for savings providers
Behind the music: tuning the noisiness of your KYC.
Is your fintech brand an awkward teenager?
Taking open banking global
The success of challengers points the way for incumbents
Big banks are driving fintech to the mainstream
I’m just saying…
Carlsberg Bank – probably the best digital bank in the world
Paytech Awards 2019
Food for thought
Bad bosses and hardy flowers
Ask the expert
Practical, free advice on how to grow your business.
And not to forget the Regulars of course:
News – the good, the bad and the ugly.
Appointments – the movers and the shakers.
Industry events – mark your calendars!