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23 October 2018 – 11:15 - 11:45 – Discover stage

Mark Buitenhek, global head Transaction Services, ING

Robert Barnes, co-founder & CEO TradeIX

The recipe for a fruitful collaboration between banks and fintechs

By now the world seems convinced that banks and fintechs are actually great partners, rather than competitors. But is it that simple? Or does it require a certain collaboration model, a specific culture, or something else? ING and TradeIX each share their views on their successful bank-fintech collaboration how their journey has been so far and their plans for the future.


23 October 2018 – 11:45 - 12:30 – ING stand in Discover Zone

Q&A Fintech cooperation ING & TradeIX


23 October 2018 - 14:00 - 15:00 – Conference room 1

Mark Buitenhek, global head Transaction Services, ING

Welcome to the bank of tomorrow – Let’s take a virtual tour  [More info]

It’s acknowledged – the banking sector is changing but what does the future look like for banks? Automation, technology and regulation are fostering the efforts of new challengers, not least fintechs and global ecommerce players, enabled by investment and imagination to encourage new expectations for banks’ customers. In this fight for survival, banks will need to make fundamental choices over where their competitive advantage lies and what they believe their business model to be in the future. Join this session to explore the options to banks as they reimagine their future, including streamlining of their services, complete shifts in client offerings or ultimately a super-efficient scaled payment factory.


22 October 2018 - 09:00 - 09:45 – Discover L4

Annerie Vreugdenhil, head of Innovation, ING Wholesale Banking

Innotribe opening and keynote  [More info]


22 October 2018 - 15:15 - 16:15 – Discover L4

If trust is in the network, what’s the point of you?  [More info]

The common dialogue when talking about how blockchain could revolutionise the financial services industry often turns to the role of trusted third parties; institutions whose current business models, offering trust in the payments and securities ecosystems, are going to be removed from the map.

In this session, we will hear from key players in these ecosystems, looking forward to an era when trust is not provided by institutions, but is programmatically verifiable.

We’ll look at which old business models could fall by the wayside and seek to understand the new business models that will be unlocked by this paradigm shift, leading to the ultimate question – what is the point of You in this new era?


22 October 2018 - 16:30 - 18:00 – Discover L4

Curated networking – Trust  [More info]

The best conversations at a conference don’t often happen during a session or audience Q&A, but during the networking events around the conference, or in direct conversations with speakers after their sessions, and then often over all too quickly.

Curated networking builds on this concept by bringing all of the Innotribe and Sibos topic experts together in one place to allow you to dive into the subjects they highlighted on stage, and have a meaningful conversation in a relaxed atmosphere


22 October 2018 - 09:45 - 10:45 – Conferenceroom 4

Mariana Gómez de la Villa, program director Distributed Ledger Technology, ING

The need for improving collateral mobility – HQLA as a driving force

The session will address some major issues in today’s securities lending markets, such as the need for improving the mobility of liquidity across pools of collateral currently residing in disparate custody accounts.

Individuals from banks, custodians, market infrastructures and a FinTech. will discuss how the need for a better HQLA management - eventually achieving increased efficiencies as well as better monetisation - has further pushed initiatives that substantially improve collateral mobility.

One example is the latest innovative strategic partnership between Deutsche Börse Group and FinTech firm HQLAx building a custody agnostic securities lending solution on the R3 Corda blockchain platform.


24 October 2018 – 14:15 – 14:45 – Open Theater

Evelien Witlox, global head Payments & Cards, ING

The disruption of payments

The first and probably most disrupted part of the financial industry is without any doubt payments. What is the current status and how are big banks dealing with the massive changes that new technologies have brought in the space? Or are they finding opportunities to come with new and improved client solutions? Evelien Witlox, ING's Global Head of Payments & Cards, shares her insights and some of the secrets of how leading European bank ING is innovating in the payments space, among others by developing innovative solutions and by collaborating with and investing in fintechs.