The Sibos 2019 London event took place at ExCeL London from September 23rd to the 26th and held more than 11,000 delegates, 600 speakers and 300 exhibitioners. Sibos was hosted for the very first time in London, with the city being renowned for its close association to finance, innovation and technology.
The surrounding theme for this Sibos event was about making large strides in a hyper-connected world that is able to recognize the challenges and opportunities that mass digitization and data-driven relationships offer for the community of Sibos. The event also explored the impact of new technologies on infrastructure and determines the skills, working practices and cultural factors that organizations need in order to fully take advantage of the capabilities presented by both humans and machine.
The overarching theme of the event was also further divided into five main subthemes:
· Enhancing digital ecosystems
· Leveraging data
· Keeping abreast of cyber security related threats
· Adapting to geopolitical and regulatory priorities; and
· Examining the human element
These subthemes helped explore the collaboration between man and machine and how such a relationship can make advancements on data as the central focus of the modern financial services industry. There were several CEO’s present from various large financial institutions that spoke during the Sibos Views from the Top sessions, which were:
António Horta-Osório, Lloyds Banking Group; Lance Uggla, IHS Markit; Bill Winters, Standard Chartered; David Schwimmer, London Stock Exchange Group; Charles Li, Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited; Christian Sewing, Deutsche Bank and Jean-Pierre Mustier, UniCredit.
António Horta-Osório spoke about transforming for people and Lance Uggla talked about advanced analytics in the era of rapid data growth and technological innovation. Bill Winters discussed connector strategies for growth and driving ecosystems across geographies and sectors. David Schwimmer spoke on leveraging data and technology to power innovation and Charles Li spoke about the development of Chinese and Hong Kong capital markets during a changing geopolitical landscape and advancements in technology. Christian Sewing, the Chief Executive Officer at Deutsche Bank offered his viewpoint on the banking industry’s future outlook and Jean-Pierre Mustier discussed the transformation of industry with a particular focus on innovation and SMEs.