Toronto | September 18-21, 2023

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Sibos is the world’s premier financial services event organized by the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication (SWIFT). The annual conference and exhibition brings together thousands of business leaders, decision-makers and experts from across the financial ecosystem. Visit BNY Mellon at Booth I04.


Toronto | September 18-21, 2023


Sibos is the world’s premier financial services event organised by SWIFT. The annual conference and exhibition brings together thousands of business leaders, decision makers and topic experts from across the financial ecosystem. Visit BNY Mellon at Booth I04.


Olu Adebiyi

Global Head, Liquidity and Account Services, BNY Mellon

Andrew Haskell

Global FX Solutions, BNY Mellon

Zoran Kanlic

Head of Financial Supply Chain for Corporate Trade, BNY Mellon Treasury Services

Joon Kim

Head of Trade Finance, BNY Mellon

Talia Klein

Head of Digital Asset Client Experience & Solutions, BNY Mellon

Vanessa Lin

Global Head, Commercialization and Digital Products, BNY Mellon Treasury Services

Sarthak Pattanaik

Head of Artificial Intelligence Hub, BNY Mellon

Jason Rosado

Product Management, Treasury Services, BNY Mellon

Isabel Schmidt

Co-Head, Payments Products, BNY Mellon

Steve Taylor

Head of Product, Data Platforms and Eagle Software Solutions, BNY Mellon

Cathinka Wahlstrom

Chief Commercial Officer, BNY Mellon

Stephen Wojciechowicz

Director, Product Management, BNY Mellon Treasury Services

Hear from

Our Experts

at Sibos

9:15 to 10:00 AM EDT

Is the Future of Money Digital and Instant?

Track: Banking & Payments

Speaker: Andrew Haskell, Global FX Solutions, BNY Mellon

Location: Conference Stage 5 (CS5)


Session Description:  Digitization is changing the way we pay. The past decade has seen the rise of online banking and mobile apps. Consumers and businesses are migrating away from cash and checks towards electronic payments, including card payments, electronic fund transfers and e-money payments. There’s a rapidly growing use of contactless and fast payments systems. And central banks the world over are now exploring issuing their own digital currencies. Digital payments executed in seconds all around the world: Is that the future of money? What does this future look like and how do we get there? And how do we make sure no one is left behind? In this session, our expert panel will explore these questions and more.

3:00 to 4:00 PM EDT

IBM at Sibos Workshop Panel: Digitalization of Trade and Supply Chain Finance – Solving for Today, Anticipating Tomorrow

Track: IBM Workshop

Speaker: Zoran Kanlic, Head of Financial Supply Chain for Corporate Trade, BNY Mellon Treasury Services


Session Description:  The time is now for modernization of the trade finance and supply chain journey. By accessing real-time data, increasing transparency and eliminating manual processes, end-to-end digitalization can help financial institutions unlock greater value from legacy trade and supply chain practices. It also opens the door for AI technologies to create more intelligent, secure and reliable platforms.


The path to digitalization, however, can hold challenges such as cybersecurity, standardization and stakeholder collaboration. Join our panel of industry leaders to hear how institutions are using the latest advances in technology, innovating processes, and aligning with ISVs and ecosystem partners to create a stronger and more sustainable model for the future.

3:30 to 4:30 PM EDT

What is the Impact of Technology and Data on Financial Services

Track: Big Issue Debate

Speaker: Cathinka Wahlstrom, Chief Commercial Officer, BNY Mellon 

Location: Conference Stage 4 (CS4)


Session Description: Market infrastructures have a key role to play in enabling instant and frictionless end-to-end payments between bank accounts in their own communities. But what do you get when you interlink them? A much wider reach and a better payments experience across borders. In this session, we’ll explain SWIFT’s vision to interoperate with these market infrastructures, combining the global presence of SWIFT with their domestic reach. Whether a market infrastructure runs on SWIFT or on its proprietary communication channels, linking it with SWIFT has many benefits, including extending its reach globally, leveraging the values brought by the SWIFT platform, providing end-customers a truly instant experience for their cross-border payments and achieving frictionless end-to-end transactions between any two bank accounts globally. 

2:30 to 3:30 PM EDT

Tokenization: The Future of Securities or Just a Digital Dream?

Track: Industry Session

Speaker: Talia Klein, Head of Digital Asset Client Experience & Solutions, BNY Mellon 

Location: Conference Stage 5 (CS5)


Session Description: Tokenization has the potential to transform securities transactions and settlement. Yet to date, despite prominent platform launches, volume growth has not met expectations. Join us for a lively debate where we will hear different viewpoints about where we are with tokenization, what will come next and how fast.

3:30 to 4:30 PM EDT

The Future Depends on the Present: Insights from Corporate Banking

Track: Banking & Payments

Speaker: Vanessa Lin, Head of Digitization and Commercialization, BNY Mellon 

Location: Conference Stage 6 (CS6)


Session Description: Corporate banking is undergoing a massive digital transformation as new technologies are revolutionising the industry. From AI and machine learning to cloud-enabled data management platforms, these technologies are helping corporate banks offer innovative solutions and enhanced customer experiences. But going digital doesn’t come without its challenges. Banks must balance innovation with other factors around compliance, data security and customer privacy. Join this discussion to explore the challenges and opportunities digital transformation brings to corporate banking, today and tomorrow.

11:00 to 11:45 AM EDT

Corporate to Bank APIs for Guarantees – Are we Future Ready?

Track: Standards Forum

Speaker: Joon Kim, Head of Trade Finance, BNY Mellon

Location: Standards Forum (STL)


Session description: We have worked with the ICC to create the first Corporate to Bank API for guarantees, forward compatible with ISO20022. During this session, we would like to discuss more about the APIs and the adoption plans. We will also discuss acceptability of the API as the common standard across corporates, platforms and banks.  Finally, we would like to spark a debate on whether the industry is ready for ISO20222 for trade finance and how we see this space evolving?

12:30 to 1:00 PM EDT

Sensemaker: Swift’s Federated AI Initiative to Tackle Global Fraud 

Speaker: Jason Rosado

Location: Innotribe Stage (INN)


Session Description: In a world of ever faster and evolving payment solutions, the battle against fraud not only demands robust security, prevention and detection measures from individual institutions alone – but also an unwavering commitment for the industry to fight fraud collectively on a global level. The true cost of fraud is not merely financial, it leads to a profound erosion of trust that affects the entire industry. As such, Swift is committed to working with its global community to develop innovative solutions that prevent fraud and promote a more inclusive global economy that works better for everyone.


Join this session to learn from BNY Mellon, Scotiabank and Microsoft about how they are collaborating with Swift to harness the power of Federated AI and confidential computing to tackle fraud, whilst preserving privacy and data sovereignty.

3:00 to 3:45 PM EDT

A New Era for Payment Investigations

Industry Sessions

Speaker: Isabel Schmidt, Co-Head of Payments Products, BNY Mellon 

Location: Conference Stage 1 (CS1)


Session Description: About 5% of cross-border payments encounter some sort of friction before they reach their destination, resulting in manual interventions that cost the industry upwards of $2 billion per year. But help is on the way. The introduction of rich and structured data in cross-border payments opens up a unique opportunity to bring more efficiency to exceptions management.Standardized market practices and central orchestration to increase automation and streamline processes are on the horizon. Hear from our panel of banks and vendors about the benefits this transformation is set to bring.

3:00 to 3:45 PM EDT

Modernizing Your Tech Infrastructure

Track: Technology & Innovation

Speakers: Steve Taylor, Head of Product, Data Platforms and Eagle Software Solutions, BNY Mellon (& Alison James, President, INTRIA and Senior Vice President, Enterprise Payments, CIBC)

Location: Conference Stage 3 (CS3)


Session Description: Modernization strategies are often too technology-focused and unable to adapt to changing business realities. In this session, we will look at how to build modernization strategies driven by business outcomes, in order to reduce risk and accelerate delivery.

5:15 to 5:45 PM EDT

AI: Beyond the Headlines and Beyond the Boardroom

Track: Technology & Innovation

Speakers: Sarthak Pattanaik, Head of Artificial Intelligence Hub, Head of Engineering-Digital Assets, Treasury Services, Clearance & Collateral

Location: Exhibitor Stage 1 (ES1)


Session Description: The topic of artificial intelligence has entered our everyday lexicon, but what should we truly be thinking about when it comes to deployment, scale and risks of this technology? 

09:15 to 10:00 AM EDT

Where is the Cash? Boosting Cash Management Efficiency.

Track: Meet the Expert

Speaker: Olu Adebiyi, Global Head of Liquidity and Account Services , BNY Mellon

Location: Conference Stage 2 (CS2)


Session Description: The cash and liquidity management landscape is evolving. Banks and payments firms are challenged as they keep up with the shifting regulations and enterprise customers’ demands. Over half of banking executives believe cash management have high profitability potential, yet gains remain low. Legacy systems hinder growth as corporates clients seek out alternatives. To strengthen their relationships with enterprise clients, banks must transform their systems.   


This session will explore how you can build, buy, and collaborate to maximize value. With improved digital maturity and higher collaboration, everyone benefits. So, are banks ready to step up?  

2:00 to 3:30 PM EDT

Small Payments. Big Opportunity: Capturing Growth in Low-value Payments

Track: Stand Session

Speaker: Stephen Wojciechowicz, Product Manager, BNY Mellon Treasury Services

Location: Swift Theatre (STHE)


Session Description: With over 300 live institutions, Swift Go is becoming the new standard for low-value international payments. The service enables your consumer and SME customers to send quick and easy cross-border payments straight from their bank account. Come along to hear your peers share insights about their Swift Go journey: from building a business case, to processing their first live payments, opening additional corridors, and how they’ve enhanced their customers’ experience. 


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The BNY Mellon team looks forward to connecting in person in the exhibit hall. Join us for our booth reception on Wednesday, September 20 from 4:30 to 6:00 PM EDT.

Pre-, during and post-Sibos, we’re here to connect about making your mission possible. 


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