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2017 Program Topics

KEYNOTE SPEECHES

YVES MERSCH
MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK (ECB)
CAROLYN A. WILKINS
SENIOR DEPUTY GOVERNOR, BANK OF CANADA
PRESENTATION: Payments Innovation from a Central Banks Perspective

GOTTRIED LEIBBRANDT
CEO, SWIFT
PRESENTATION: Convergence of Payment Systems Within and Across Borders – Potential Barriers and Design

 

PANEL DISCUSSION: WHAT IS NEXT AFTER RTGS?

In 1990, very few countries ran an RTGS system. Today, almost every central bank in the world has one. But some central banks are already investigating the next generation of payment systems beyond the RTGS systems as we know them today.

This panel will examine what some of the leading central banks are now considering.  

MODERATOR
GERRY GAETZ
PRESIDENT & CEO, PAYMENTS CANADA
PANELISTS:
MARC BAYLE
DIRECTOR GENERAL, MARKET INFRASTRUCTURE & PAYMENTS, EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK
RICHARD DZINA
EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT & HEAD OF THE WHOLESALE PRODUCT OFFICE, FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK
ANDREW HAUSER
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF BANKING PAYMENTS & FINANCIAL RESILIENCE, BANK OF ENGLAND

WILL REAL-TIME RETAIL PAYMENTS CANNIBALIZE ACH, CARD SCHEMES AND EVEN RTGS SYSTEMS?

After the launch of the faster payment Service in the UK in 2008, similar projects have been launched in many countries. The primary objective is to allow retail payments to be made available real-time to the beneficiary (or very close to real time). At least in theory, these systems could replace ACH, RTGS and/or card schemes. Will this happen? Our presenters will share their views and perspectives on this issue.

MODERATOR
CRAIG TILLOTSON
CHIEF EXECUTIVE, FASTER PAYMENTS SCHEME LIMITED

PRESENTERS:
VITOR BENTO
CHAIRMAN, EUROPEAN CARD PAYMENT ASSOCIATION
STEVE LEDFORD
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, PRODUCTS AND STRATEGY, THE CLEARING HOUSE
HAYS LITTLEJOHN
CEO, EBA CLEARNING
LORENZA MARTINEZ
DIRECTOR GENERAL, PAYMENT SYSTEMS AND CORPORATE SERVICES, BANCO DE MEXICO

CENTRAL BANKS AS CATALYSTS FOR PAYMENT INNOVATIONS

In their efforts to foster integrity, efficiency and accessibility of the payment system, some central banks are collaborating with the payment system stakeholders to promote payment innovation. These speakers will share their strategies, tactics and experiences for successful collaboration to help meet the needs of the evolving payment system.

PROGRESS TOWARDS REAL-TIME PAYMENTS IN AUSTRALIA
TONY RICHARDS
HEAD OF PAYMENTS POLICY, RESERVE BANK OF AUSTRALIA
THE SINGAPORE PAYMENTS ROADMAP
BERNARD WEE
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FINANCIAL MARKETS DEVELOPMENT AND PAYMENTS & TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS, MONETARY AUTHORITY OF SINGAPORE
THE FEDERAL RESERVE'S ROLE AS A CATALYST FOR PAYMENTS IMPROVEMENTS IN THE UNITED STATES
GORDON WERKEMA
PAYMENTS STRATEGY DIRECTOR, FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM

IS THERE A FUTURE FOR BANKS IN PAYMENT PROCESSING?

During the last decade, non-banks have played an increasing role in payment processing. New legislation such as the EU Payments Directive have facilitated this evolution. How far will this trend go? Can we imagine that banks lose their traditional role in payments processing? Our presenters will provide some thoughts and considerations on this issue.
Additional presenters to be announced soon.

PRESENTER
MARK BUITENHEK
GLOBAL HEAD, TRANSACTION SERVICES, ING BANK
PRESENTER
LUKE OLBRICH
SENIOR DIRECTOR AND HEAD OF EMEA CORE PAYMENTS, PAYPAL

THE ROLE OF CENTRAL BANKS IN FINANCIAL INCLUSION

During recent years, central banks have been increasingly concerned about financial inclusion, particularly in developing countries where the lack of access to modern payment systems is an obstacle to growth. The presenters in this session will share their experiences, perspectives and innovative strategies for broader financial inclusion.

PRESENTER
MASSIMO CIRASINO
ADVISOR, FINANCE AND MARKETS GLOBAL PRACTICE, WORLD BANK
PRESENTER
FRANCIS WASA
DEPUTY DIRECTOR, BANKING & PAYMENTS SYSTEM DEPT., CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA

CYPBER RESILIENCE IN THE FINANCIAL SYSTEM

Central banks are increasingly concerned about the ability of financial market infrastructures to anticipate, withstand and safely and quickly recover from cyber-attacks. This presentation will highlight the ways forward to strengthen cyber resilience.

PRESENTER
PETRA HIELKEMA
DIVISION DIRECTOR, PAYMENTS AND MARKET INFRASTRUCTURE, DE NEDERLANDSCHE BANK

RESILIENCY AND BUSINESS CONTINUITY: HOW FAR SHOULD CENTRAL BANKS GO?

After hardware redundancy, which gained momentum after 9-11, some systems are now requesting participants to connect via two telecommunication providers. Software redundancy is also increasingly becoming an oversight requirement. This presentation will summarise G20 central banks expectations in this field.

PRESENTER
DENIS BEAU
DIRECTOR GENERAL OF FINANCIAL STABILITY AND OPERATIONS, BANQUE DE FRANCE

CASHLESS SOCIETIES: WILL WE SEE THEM? IS IT A DREAM OR NIGHTMARE FOR CENTRAL BANKS?

At the end of the last century, several countries envisaged eliminating notes and coins. These attempts have failed. However, the concept of a cashless society seems to get renewed momentum. Presenters will explore the drivers and objectives for a cashless society, and the possibility of achieving it.

THE COINLESS SOCIETY PROJECT IN KOREA - WHAT ARE COINS WORTH?
KYLE KIM
HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION SECTION, PAYMENT & SETTLEMENT SYSTEMS DEPT., BANK OF KOREA
OLD SOLDIERS NEVER DIE
BJÖRG SEGENDORF
ADVISOR, SVERIGES RIKSBANK
PRESENTER
VASUDEVAN PARAMESWARAN
CHIEF GENERAL MANAGER, DEPARTMENT OF PAYMENT & SETTLEMENT SYSTEMS, RESERVE BANK OF INDIA

THE AGENDA OF THE COMMITTEE ON PAYMENTS AND MARKET INFRASTRUCTURE

The CPMI reports have authority among the global central bank community. A summary of the recently published reports will be presented to the audience, together with an indication of the topics on which the CPMI is presently working.

PRESENTER
MORTEN BECH
HEAD OF SECRETARIAT, COMMITTEE ON PAYMENTS AND MARKET INFRASTRUCTURE

THE BLOCKCHAIN REVOLUTION: POLICY AND BUSINESS IMPLICATIONS OF DIGITAL CURRENCIES AND DISTRIBUTED-LEDGER TECHNOLOGIES

For many central bankers, the blockchain technology remains rather mysterious. This session will provide an update on the subject and will provide an overview of how it could be implemented by banks and central banks in the field of payment systems. Will blockchain excessively fragment the payments landscape? Are there limits to disintermediation? What are the consequences for regulation/oversight?

MODERATOR
JAN PILBAUER
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MODERNIZATION AND CIO, PAYMENTS CANADA
PRESENTERS:
RON BERNDSEN
HEAD OF THE MARKET INFRASTRUCTURES POLICY DEPT., DE NEDERLANDSCHE BANK
ADAM FURGAL
DIRECTOR, GLOBAL COLLABORATIVE LAB, R3 LAB AND RESEARCH CENTER
AMOR SEXTON
SENIOR INNOVATION MANAGER, CITIBANK

 

PLEASE NOTE: This conference is closed to media and off-record.