Partner, IBM Interactive Experience Europe
As a Partner at IBM, Gareth Mackown leads the Mobile Consulting business for Financial Services in Europe and is part of the IBM Interactive Experience team. Gareth uses his knowledge, experience and passion to help banks and financial institutions shape their customer strategy and evolve with the changing FinTech ecosystem.
UX & UI in Banking: Approaches to creating intuitive front-end experiences
Tuesday, June 27th
Join Gareth Mackown and other panelists as they focus on strategies to drive organizational transformation and improve customer engagements through outstanding mobile and digital experiences.
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FinTech Thought Leader, IBM Watson Financial Services
A bestselling author and thought leader in quantitative finance and innovation, Paolo Sironi demonstrates international expertise in investment management, capital markets, risk management and corporate banking. Paolo’s books include FinTech Innovation, Modern Portfolio Management, Financial Advice Transformation and The FinTech Book.
Leveraging behavioral analytics to deliver innovative products
Wednesday, June 28th
Join Paolo Sironi and other panelists as they discuss whether big data and behavioral science can allow us to know our customers better than they know themselves. How do data science and human behavior intersect to deliver meaningful insights and innovative products in the financial services industry?
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Arnaud Le Hors
Senior Technical Staff Member, IBM Web & Blockchain Open Technologies
With over twenty years of open technologies experience, Arnaud has worked in every aspect of the standards development process. He previously served as editor of several key web specifications and participated in various open source projects such as Xerces, the Apache XML parser, and currently the Hyperledger Project.
The role of open source software in blockchain
Wednesday, June 28th
Blockchain technology is set to revolutionize transactions. In this session, Arnaud Le Hors and other panelists will discuss how open source software can accelerate blockchain development and what to expect in the future.
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Partner at IBM Ventures
As an advisor for technology ecosystems, venture capital firms and high-growth startups, Chris helps companies achieve high-growth by scaling their technology and distribution. He mentors at multiple startup accelerators and frequently speaks at leading technology conferences and industry events. Chris also co-founded the global applied A.I. community, CITY.AI, and its leading partner conference, World Summit AI.
The rise of corporate VCs: If you can't beat them, join them?
Monday, June 26th
17:00 - 17:50
Often perceived as a ploy to "buy innovation,” the increased presence of corporate VCs presents interesting options and challenging decisions for startups seeking funding. In this session, Christoph and other panelists explore the growing role of corporate VCs in financing entrepreneurship.
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