Sibos in in London, 11-14 October 2021

We look forward to virtually meeting you at Sibos 2021

There has arguably never been a more exciting time for the banking industry. Geopolitics, digital innovation and climate change are reshaping the world at a rapid pace and the industry must react accordingly.

HSBC will be playing a leading role in shaping the debate at Sibos 2021. Look out for HSBC communications and social media in the build up to the event as we amplify our thought leadership on key Sibos themes such as digital acceleration, technological innovation, risk and change, and sustainability.

Watch our Group Chief Executive, Noel Quinn, give the opening keynotes at Sibos 2021 as he shared his unique perspective on the future of the banking industry:


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Nicholas Soo

Regional Head of Payment Products, Asia, Global Liquidity and Cash Management

Monday, 11 October, 06:30-07:00 (UKT)

Meet the Experts: Your ISO 20022 adoption journey – charting a course for success

With the move to ISO 20022 gathering pace for payments, financial institutions are on an adoption journey. Hear from Nasir Ahmed, the lead for SWIFT's ISO 20022 adoption programme for cross-border payments and reporting. Nasir will talk through the benefits of adoption, and the steps institutions need to take to make this journey a success. Nasir is joined by HSBC's Nicholas Soo and Head of Cash Business Architecture at Deutsche Bank, Christian Fraedrich, to discuss some of the challenges typically faced along the way, and how to address these, reach your destination and realise the benefits of ISO 20022.

Noel Quinn

Group Chief Executive

Monday, 11 October, 08:00-09:00 (UKT)

Sibos opening keynotes

Join Noel Quinn, Group Chief Executive, HSBC, for the opening keynotes session at Sibos 2021 as he shares his unique perspective on the future of the banking industry. This session will provide invaluable insights for delegates and set up a week packed full of debate and conversation as Sibos explores the theme of Recharging Global Finance.

Mark Williamson

Managing Director, Global Head of FX Everywhere, Partnerships and Propositions

Monday, 11 October, 10:30-11:00 (UKT)

Meet the Experts: Unlocking the value of BaaS and contextual finance in wholesale banking

Banking as a Service ('BaaS') should not be viewed as the next wave of financial disruption, or hype. It is already transforming the FS industry and bringing both a threat and opportunity for long term viability and relevance. Monetizing BaaS is a lot harder than embedding it. The session will explore the participants' live and planned use cases, across retail and wholesale banking; monetizing the strategy; driving consumption; customer relationships.

Georges Elhedery

Co-CEO, Global Banking and Markets

Tuesday, 12 October, 08:30-09:30 (UKT)

Big Issue Debate: Central Banks - What should a 21st century central bank look like?

As global financial markets evolve at pace, what is the impact to the traditional role of a Central Bank, and should new and diverse issues (tackling climate change; social inequality; innovation) be part of the mandate for Central Banks? What does the Central Bank of the future look like? Please join this distinguished panel of speakers at Sibos 2021 for a balanced discussion about the evolving role of central banks, hear market perspectives on what change is being driven by central banks and what has been better left to commercial forces, and how this balance might change in the not so distant future.

John O’Neill

Direct, Digital and Data, Global Banking and Markets

Tuesday, 12 October, 11:00-12:00 (UKT)

Sibos Academy: Our Digital Future - If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?

The financial industry, and indeed the world in general, is undeniably digital. Technology is transforming business and our lives at an ever rapid pace.  We have digital currencies, digital assets and even digital art. There are clear benefits to digitisation: money can move faster; frictions are reduced; costs are reduced; customers have more and better choices; the underserved have easier access to finance; errors are reduced with increased automation; capacity is increased… What about the risks? Increased opportunities for fraud and cybercrime; risk of system maintenance or failures; easier access to risky / complex financial products; operational impact due to faster processing; to name a few. There’s an old saying; “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” A more recent motto implores us to “move fast and break things.” The way forward is somewhere in between, we need to ask ourselves a few basic questions: What problems are we trying to fix? What new risks will arise and how can they be mitigated? How will my business, customers and employees be impacted? Join us as we explore our ongoing evolutionary journey toward a digital future.

Tracy Paradise

Group Head of Financial Crime Strategy and Framework

Wednesday, 13 October, 05:00-05:30 (UKT)

Due diligence for the digital era: the quest for efficiency, but what does it take?

Covid-19 is accelerating the evolution of digital onboarding, but we also need to move to the next level: digital KYC and digital AML. As digital identity gains traction both for people and for organisations, it’s time to plan for a faster, more cost-effective and more transparent approach that meets today’s needs. In this session, we’ll dig deeper into what opportunities there are for improving KYC, whether KYC barriers should be lowered, and what the repercussions of this would be in terms of greater financial inclusion and higher identity fraud rates?

Nadya Hijazi

Global Head of Digital, Global Liquidity and Cash Management

Wednesday, 13 October, 12:00-13:00 (UKT)

Fighting fraud: AI, ML, and the power of data

Whether it’s a call from a ‘supplier’ requesting a payment to an unknown account, or a cyber criminal posing as a CFO to secure quick payment for a secret project, these types of fraudulent attacks are common across the industry. Treasurers must keep their guard up to avoid falling foul to malicious cyberattacks, and constantly assess payments for risks and warning signs. In this session, we’ll explore the potential benefit that data, AI and machine learning could have in helping treasurers de-risk this process and stop fraudsters in their tracks.

Stuart Warner

Head of Direct Custody and Clearing Product, Europe, MENAT and Americas, Securities Services

Wednesday, 13 October, 12:00-13:00 (UKT)

SWIFT Session: Realising data opportunities in the securities industry

The key to the digital revolution in the securities markets is not digital technology but digitised data. The value of the Cloud, blockchain, robotic process automation (RPA), artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) lies less in their speed or capacity than in their ability to store, process and analyse data to complete transactions, report and service holdings and yield insights for decision-makers. This session will explore the practical and operational challenges of enabling different formats to inter-operate successfully. We will also explain how even a partial adoption of the ISO data model and dictionary can help reduce the costs and risks of working with multiple data formats and create opportunities to develop and distribute a range of innovative, data-driven and revenue-generating products and services.

Tom Halpin

Managing Director, Global Head of Payment Products, Global Liquidity and Cash Management

Thursday, 14 October, 13:00-14:00 (UKT)

SWIFT Session: Removing friction in cross-border payments

When making a payment, delays, lack of visibility, or a loss of information can lead to poor user experiences with costly consequences. In a landscape where users expect all of their payments to be fast, trackable and predictable, financial institutions need to reduce friction in cross-border payments. In this session, we’ll take a closer look at where frictions arise and what tools are available to help the industry address this challenge.

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