Financial Services: Innovating through Disruption

Before 2020, for most working remotely was an unfathomable idea. A year later and you’ve probably been managing a remote team, or at least or part of one, and it all seems quite normal. It hasn't all been plain sailing, but in making the move you’ve embraced agility and perhaps shed a little expensive office space too.

Traditionally a mix of the legacy and the cutting edge, IT leaders in the financial sector have shown themselves adept at moving staff and services online, even while operating under stringent regulatory and security conditions which add a layer of complexity compared with other verticals.

But while we have become accustomed to our Covid-19 bunkers, Brexit offers itself as the disrupter of 2021 with many uncertainties still to be worked through. What will updated regulations around data transfers mean for your business? How about changes in data protection legislation? And will you still be able to hire the right skills?

Watch this episode of Deskflix to hear from industry experts and peers in the financial a sector on their 2020 best practices, what they’ve learnt for 2021 and how they plan to overcome the next wave of disruption.

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>> Connect with 200 UK IT leaders from around the UK

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Opening Remarks

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

Delta Presentation: Trends in business intelligence
  • What's happening in the BI market?
  • Accelerating to the cloud.
  • Opinions of the top players.

John Leonard, Research Director, Incisive Media

Keynote: Eddies in the Space Time Continuum; why 2021 is no ordinary year and how to be ready

From convergence of two super trends in technology - Artificial Intelligence and Blockchain - with unprecedented acceleration in the adoption of digital technologies across the globe driven by Covid-19, arises the possibility of impending technology disruption and innovation on a scale never before experienced in global history. In this keynote Janet will discuss the opportunities and risks of technology disruption in 2021, and review the imperative for adoption of benevolent and risk based approaches to digital ethics, particularly as applied to Artificial Intelligence.

Janet Adams, AI and Risk Expert, Prev. TSB, HSBC, Barclays

Enterprise DB: Postgres as a strategic tool

This session will review best practices and lessons learned from working with large and mid-size companies on their deployment of PostgreSQL. It will explore the practices that helped industry leaders move through these stages quickly, and get as much value out of PostgreSQL as possible without incurring undue risk.

Marc Linster, Chief Technology Officer, Enterprise DB

Coffee and movement break

Are you more FinTech or DimTech? The Big Short or just two short planks? Find out in our quiz, and win yourself a pair of bluetooth headphones!

Stuart Sumner, Editorial Director, Computing and Delta

Crowdstrike: E-Crime does pay: The new reality of ransomware attacks
  • What does ransomware mean to you? An annoyance that can easily be fixed, an automated attack, or a tool used by a human actor to take your business to ransom?
  • The tactics, techniques and procedures e-Crime actors have been using to benefit.
  • How can finance organisations better arm themselves against these evolving attacks?

Zeki Turedi, Chief Technology Officer, Europe Middle East and Africa, Crowdstrike

Automation Logic: Why projects fail: change is inevitable, failed projects are not

Digital transformation is growing exponentially with 70% of organisations claiming to have a digital strategy in place, or to be working on one. However, a worrying emerging trend is that many of these initiatives don’t get off the ground let alone deliver the intended benefits to the business. Why? A relentless drive and investment in modernising tech without the necessary focus on delivering value to the end users and truly enabling change.

Join our talk to discover what we’ve learned from leading digital projects in Financial Services and for practical advice on how to organise your teams and measure what matters to deliver meaningful results.

Nick Barton, Head of Delivery, Automation Logic
Konstantinos Ressopoulos, Director of Strategy and Transformation, Automation Logic

Panel Discussion: Delivering on digital

Financial services firms are using technology to become more customer facing at the front end and more agile at the back, but what lessons can be learned from sectors that have led the digital charge?

Amanda Brock, CEO, OpenUK
Aubrey Stearn, Executive Director of Software Engineering, JP Morgan & Chase
Neil Walker, Head of Architecture, Covea Insurance Digital
Moderator: John Leonard, Research Director, Incisive Media

Closing Remarks

Tom Allen, Site Editor, Delta


Executive Director of Software Engineering
JP Morgan & Chase
AI and Risk Expert
Prev. TSB, HSBC, Barclays
Research Director
Incisive Media
Director of Strategy and Transformation
Automation Logic
Chief Technology Officer
Enterprise DB
Head of Architecture
Covea Insurance Digital
Head of Delivery
Automation Logic
Editorial Director
Computing and Delta
Chief Technology Officer, Europe Middle East and Africa

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