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Sibos 2019 / 23-26 September / London, UK

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BNY Mellon has a long history and commitment to Sibos. Year after year, this well-attended and highly respected forum attracts senior international bank executives who we are able to support with our wide range of investment services and treasury solutions. Sibos' unique forum allows for personal engagement and knowledge sharing with our leaders in the areas of payments, securities, cash management and trade.

Come visit us at Sibos stand E-131 and attend the sessions where BNY Mellon leaders will be speaking.


Monday, 23 September
2:00 to 2:45

SWIFT Session
ISO 20022 Migration: Everything You Need to Know

The community has spoken! The language of worldwide payments and reporting is about to change. As the community transitions from MT to ISO 20022, it will require intensive preparation. Financial institutions that adopt early will be best prepared to do business with and on behalf of their customers and counterparties as we move to ISO 20022. In this session, you will hear what is changing, when and why this is taking place, and how SWIFT will help you navigate this transition.

Isabel Schmidt
Isabel Schmidt is Head of Direct Clearing & Asset Account Services, Treasury Services. In this role, she oversees all aspects of USD, GBP and EUR wires, the company’s Enterprise Payment Hub program, Asset Account and Banking Transaction Services, Central Counter-Party Clearing, and International Cash Letter services.


    Tuesday, 24 September
    10:00 to 10:45

    Main Session Panel
    Technology Implications in Post-Trade: Where AI Meets Back-Office Operations

    The securities services industry has invested heavily in robotic process automation (RPA). This has increased operational efficiency through the automation of repetitive manual processes. AI has the potential to do far more than increase efficiency and cut costs, however. It can, by enabling machines to learn autonomously and process information couched in natural language audio or text, transform the economics and capabilities of a business. This makes it a source of durable competitive differentiation. Potential use-cases include predicting the behaviour of customers, detecting cyber-attacks, matching trades, calculating margin calls, identifying fraudulent or likely-to-fail transactions, solving client queries, maintaining data privacy, and automating compliance obligations. It can shorten go-to-market timescales for new products and services and cut the cost of customising services to individual clients. Above all, cognitive AI can expand the range of tasks susceptible to RPA, enlarging its impact throughout the back office.

    Tom Castelyn
    Tom Castelyn is Global Head of Custody at BNY Mellon Asset Servicing. In this role he is responsible for product management, product development and all the financial aspects of the custody business. He is based in Brussels. Prior to being appointed to his current role, Tom lead the formulation and the execution of BNY Mellon’s Target2 Securities (T2S) strategy. Before that he was responsible for managing and developing enterprise-wide client relationships in Benelux and France. Tom joined BNY Mellon in 2004 and has over 25 years’ experience in the banking and securities services industry. Prior to joining BNY Mellon, Tom was with Capco, a financial markets consultancy, where he was a Principal Consultant in their market infrastructure and operations practice. Earlier in his career, he spent time at Bank One, Euroclear and Clearstream in a range of operations, sales and product management roles.


      Tuesday, 24 September
      10:00 to 10:45

      Main Session Panel
      The Cloud Debate: On-premise is Dead – Long Live Off Premise?

      The Cloud question is hotly debated: but how do you decide what is right for your organisation? IT leaders need to constantly assess the benefits of new technology in the context of the businesses they serve. Cloud strategy is no different. Which is better – private, public, hybrid or none at all? Can you stay relevant without moving to the Cloud?

      Saket Sharma
      Saket Sharma is the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of Treasury Services Technology, where he is the driving force in developing and executing strategy and implementation of all products and services offered by BNY Mellon Treasury Services (Payments, Supply Chain, and Electronic Banking & Trade). In this role, Mr. Sharma works very closely with the Treasury Services Business, Product, Sales and Operation partners to come up with unique and innovative ideas complemented with the latest technologies to help drive Operational Excellence and provide state of the art solutions to generate revenue and reduce expenses.


        Tuesday, 24 September
        12:15 to 1:00

        Community Session
        The State of Latin America in the Age of Digital Transformation: Disruption or Coexistence

        Here’s to those that are transforming from business leaders to digital leaders, the ones that are stimulating new methods of payments and money in the digital age. Some call them disrupters, others are recognized as innovators and even visionaries, but at the same time they are fundamentally changing how we deliver banking services and value, redefining new business outcomes to customers, and all at an accelerating pace. Is it disruption or co-existence? Is it co-innovation in an inter-connected ecosystem? It’s everything. Attend this thought-provoking and lively conversation from the point of view of those that are radically shifting the customer experience and driving the banking business revolution.

        Tony Brady
        Anthony (Tony) Brady is a Managing Director and Digital Platform Officer (DPO) for the Treasury Services business. In this role, he manages the Digital Platform team, who partners with the business, technology and operations leadership groups to advance the BNYMellon NEXENSM strategy and Treasury Services’ digital transformation. Improved client experience is at the heart of this team’s objective; they identify critical functions and leverage internal, cross-business and third-party data to create unique solutions for clients. He also is responsible for working with industry workgroups and fintech companies to evaluate the impact of emerging technologies such as blockchain and distributed ledger on the payments’ ecosystem, as well as for supporting new innovation idea evaluation and program management.


          Tuesday, 24 September
          2:00 to 2:30

          SWIFT Session
          SWIFT gpi: Exceptions and Investigations Made Simple

          Whilst only a minority of payments are held up by errors or missing information, they are typically frustrating, time-consuming and costly for all parties involved. Building on the gpi Tracker capabilities, a gpi case resolution service is now available to help tackle the main pain points and reduce friction in payments. Find out how the new service works, see it in action and hear first-hand from pilot users how the case resolution service is lowering costs and providing a better customer experience.

          Mike Bellacosa
          Mike Bellacosa is a Managing Director and Global Head of Payments and Transaction Services for Treasury Services, where he leads the product management, product development, and strategic planning functions for the business, driving the development of new and innovative solutions to meet the evolving needs of our clients. He is also responsible for creating and implementing plans that continue to position BNY Mellon Treasury Services as a leading payment provider as new technologies are adopted.

          Previously, Mike was Global Head of the Treasury Services’ Payments Product Management team. In this role, Mike was responsible for managing strategy, financial performance, product innovation and development, and industry issues for Global Payments, Clearing Services, FX Payments, Correspondent Banking, Real Time Payments, US and International ACH, and Network Management.

          He is also business manager for BNY Mellon’s payment modernization efforts. He is a member of the RTP Business Committees. He has been the executive sponsor from BNY Mellon to advance the industry development of SWIFT gpi. He is currently serving on the NACHA Board of Directors.


          Thursday, 26 September
          10:00 to 10:45

          Community Session
          Leveraging Innovation and Digitization to Drive Financial Inclusion in the Middle East and Africa (MEA)

          In the Middle East and Africa – which boasts a young, tech-savvy population, yet less than half the population has a bank account – technology is creating opportunities to enhance existing banking solutions and further financial inclusion. National programmes are underway to harness digital developments, as well as drive trade, diversification and attract foreign investment. This panel will discuss the state of play, and how the increasingly collaborative landscape between banks, fintechs and regulators is making effective use of technology to enhance the user experience and increase accessibility in a secure environment, whilst opening up exciting growth opportunities for financial providers.

          Bana Akkad Azhari
          Bana Akkad Azhari is BNY Mellon Treasury Services’ Head of Relationship Management for the Middle East & Africa and Commonwealth of Independent States, as well as a member of the Treasury Services’ EMEA management team.  Bana is also Regional Executive for the Levant and North Africa, with responsibility for the company’s business in Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia. She manages coverage and delivery of BNY Mellon’s products and services to existing and potential clients as well as market development and strategic growth opportunities. Bana has a Bachelor of business administration in 1996 and a Masters of money and banking degree in 2000 from the American University of Beirut. Bana is a member of the Board of Directors of the American Lebanese Chamber of Commerce. She chairs the Banking and Finance committee.

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