The NextGen Nordics 2022 agenda

Date: Wednesday 27 April 2022
Venue: Münchenbryggeriet, Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, 118 25 Stockholm, Sweden
 

09:00 - 10:15

Registration opens and coffee/breakfast served

Finextra’s Head of Research Gary Wright will take to the stage to explore key themes, emerging trends and how technology plays a part in the Nordic financial services ecosystem.

Speakers

Gary Wright

Gary Wright

Head of Research, Finextra

Over time, a lack of investment rendered Nordic legacy payments systems ill-equipped to capitalise on the drive toward digitalisation seen across the industry in other regions. To resolve this, P27 was created in 2018, incorporating real-time, batch, domestic, and cross border payments to be carried out on a single platform. With new payments methods coming to the fore, what role will P27 play in ECB TIPS instant payments settlement, CBDCs, the E-krona and a potential cashless economy? Further, will Big Techs utilise P27 to open new platforms and offer greater interoperability?

Moderator

Anna Milne

Anna Milne

Editor, Finextra

Speakers

Martin Georgzén

Martin Georgzén

Head of Customers & Relations, P27

Jonas Palm

Jonas Palm

Nordic Product Manager Cash Management, BNP Paribas

Sami Uski

Sami Uski

Head of Business Development, Banking, Tieto

Paiak Vaid

Paiak Vaid

Head of Global Partnerships, TrueLayer

11:00 - 11:30

Coffee break

 A landmark cross-border technology hub collaboration between four central banks and the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) will pave the way for creating financial market infrastructure solutions, including digital currencies that have the capacity to transform payment systems and how cash is used. With this focus on suptech, regtech, CBDCs, open finance, cybersecurity and green finance, what will the future of the Nordic payments ecosystem look like?

Moderator

Niamh Curran

Niamh Curran

Reporter, Finextra

Speakers

Faisal Islam

Faisal Islam

Fintech/Regtech Specialist, Sentinels

Anders Olofsson

Anders Olofsson

Head of Payments, Finastra

Ville Sointu

Ville Sointu

Head of Emerging Tech, Nordea

12:15 - 13:15

Lunch

SWIFT’s ISO 20022 Programme, scheduled to go live at the end of 2022, aims to establish a harmonised modern global language for cross border payments messaging. While SWIFT gpi has already secured faster processing and includes full end-to-end tracking for both the remitter and ultimate beneficiary of the payment, for treasuries, a key focus is on better managing various risks, including liquidity management risk. How can banks increase the use of automation to monitor potential fraud without disrupting the customer experience? How can STP – straight through processing – help?

Moderator

Gary Wright

Gary Wright

Head of Research, Finextra

Speakers

Charles de Rougé

Charles de Rougé

Head of SaaS Solution Financial Messaging, Bottomline

Vegard Haveland

Vegard Haveland

Nordic & Baltic Payment Lead, Tink

Sameer Kurani

Sameer Kurani

Vice President, Payments Solutions Specialist in EMEA, J.P. Morgan

Guy Moons

Guy Moons

Head of international solution consultants on enterprise payment processing solutions, FIS

Kasper Almar Mortensen

Kasper Almar Mortensen

Head of Liquidity Mgt & Corporate Channels, Nordea

14:00 - 14:30

Coffee break

In the region that ushered in the world’s first green bond, banks are now building private databases to help their clients navigate ESG. The financial services industry has a pivotal role to play in driving this transition towards a resilient future. With organisations now responsible for driving positive change, what challenges have Nordic players overcome when considering climate-related losses, diversity and inclusion or increased financial inclusion? Has enough progress been made?

Moderator

Madhvi Mavadiya

Madhvi Mavadiya

Head of Content, Finextra

Speakers

Philip Haglund

Philip Haglund

Founder and CEO, Gimi

Angela Hultberg

Angela Hultberg

Global Director of Sustainability, Kearney

Åsa Nilsson Billme

Åsa Nilsson Billme

Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Nordea

What is the Nordic payments landscape’s response to the metaverse and how will interconnected virtual experiences using technologies such as virtual and augmented reality support the industry? Will Nordic banks leverage the potential that blockchain, digital assets and NFTs now present, or even take the lead from Asian financial players to establish themselves as the European forerunners of the digital finance future by creating virtual environments for clients and customers?

More speakers TBC

Moderator

Niamh Curran

Niamh Curran

Reporter, Finextra

Speakers

Erik Schön

Erik Schön

Managing Director, Erlang Solutions Nordic

Petter Sehlin

Petter Sehlin

CEO, Ping Payments

Ville Sointu

Ville Sointu

Head of Emerging Tech, Nordea

15:15 – 16:15

Drinks reception

16:30

Event ends