NextGen Nordics 2024 agenda

 Venue: Münchenbryggeriet, Torkel Knutssonsgatan 2, 118 25 Stockholm, Sweden

09:00 - 09:30

Registration and breakfast

While failures across pan European payment collaborations are not new, what can the Nordic payments sector learn from P27? How can we engage political alignment, value propositions and stakeholder commitment to launch a domestic payment infrastructure project? Is a harmonised cross-border payments infrastructure across a domestic market achievable or realistic?

Moderator

Gary Wright

Gary Wright

Head of Research, Finextra

Speakers

Camilla Åkerman

Camilla Åkerman

Secretary General, Nordic Payments Council

What is needed to make instant payments systems across the Nordics as efficient as possible? How can Nordic central banks consider gross settlement, liquidity saving, and risk mitigation in the form of intraday credit? Will the Riksbank’s RIX-INST – based on the Eurosystem's TARGET Instant Payment Settlement (TIPS) platform – be a model for other Nordic countries?

Moderator

Madhvi Mavadiya

Madhvi Mavadiya

Head of Content, Finextra

Speakers

Dan Axelsson

Dan Axelsson

Head of Payment & Fraud, Swish

Antoine Cuypers

Antoine Cuypers

Director, Strategic Alliances & Key Accounts, Intix

Martin Wilhelm Johansson

Martin Wilhelm Johansson

Head of Schemes and Strategic Advisory, Group Payments, Swedbank

Majda Nogo

Majda Nogo

Head of Sales and Business Development, Nordics and Baltics, Worldline

10:30 - 11:00

Coffee break and networking

Why are all payments not yet real-time? What issues with cross-border payments are close to being resolved? With the deadline of migration to ISO 20022 approaching, how many financial institutions are ready for this change in general, and more specifically, ready for CBPR+? How will this transformation translate to a future in platform based corporate business models?

Moderator

Niamh Curran

Niamh Curran

Senior Reporter, Finextra

Speakers

Patrik Havander

Patrik Havander

Head of B2B Connect Europe, Visa

Christian Schwarz

Christian Schwarz

Director Payments Europe, Finastra

Dr Hubertus von Poser

Dr Hubertus von Poser

Member of the Management Board, PPI

Colin Williams

Colin Williams

Global Lead - Clearing Transformation, J.P. Morgan

Jenny Winther

Jenny Winther

Head of Payment Schemes, Svenska Handelsbanken

11:35 - 12:00

Networking break

With Swish in Sweden, Vipps in Norway and Siirto in Finland, Nordic consumers are utilising retail instant payments through these wallet solutions, but where does Request-to-Pay (RTP) infrastructure come in? How can the exchange of data between the payer and billing organisation be enhanced, AI and ML be used to identify payment patterns, and ensure the whole ecosystem is engaged?

Moderator

Gary Wright

Gary Wright

Head of Research, Finextra

Speakers

Per Nilson

Per Nilson

Business Development Manager, Bankgirot

Anders Olofsson

Anders Olofsson

Head of PaaS, Tietoevry Banking

Paul Francis Walvik-Joynt

Paul Francis Walvik-Joynt

Senior Vice President, Real-Time Payments, Mastercard

What is the blueprint for players for like Klarna’s success? Why is BNPL viewed to be risky in countries like the UK, but part of everyday life in the Nordic region? How is the concept of commerce changing and is there potential for banks to create their own BNPL offerings? What does the future hold for embedded finance and BaaS in an era of AI and personalised services?

Moderator

Madhvi Mavadiya

Madhvi Mavadiya

Head of Content, Finextra

Speakers

Julie Chatterjee

Julie Chatterjee

CCO, Multitude Bank

Christian Luckow

Christian Luckow

SVP, Tribe Lead & Payments, Danske Bank

Nanna Svahn

Nanna Svahn

Adviser at the Bank for International Settlement’s (BIS) Nordic Innovation Hub

Stefan Stignäs

Stefan Stignäs

Head of Exploratory Banking & Strategic Partnerships, SEB

13:00 - 14:30

Lunch and networking

Will PSD3 truly bring payments and the wider financial sector into the digital age? How can open banking and open finance improve consumer protection and support competition by providing a greater choice of payment providers? What other regulations in the Nordics and across Europe must be considered when sharing data?

Moderator

Debi Bell Hoskings

Debi Bell Hoskings

Reporter

Speakers

Agnija Gailane

Agnija Gailane

Product Manager for Open Banking Platform, Nordea

Piers Marais

Piers Marais

Global Head of Product, Embedded Cross-Border Solutions, Visa Payment Solutions

How can the Nordic version of Confirmation of Payee help banks focus on the business process layer, confirm payment details of the payee and map data from ISO XML to API all at the same time? How will this contribute to the quality of payments processes, customer experience, prevent misdirected, returned and fraudulent payments, and ensure interoperability?

Moderator

Madhvi Mavadiya

Madhvi Mavadiya

Head of Content, Finextra

Speakers

Christina Fransson

Christina Fransson

Senior Payment Product Specialist of FIS in EMEA

Paulina Kudlacik

Paulina Kudlacik

Confirmation of Payee Scheme Manager, Nordic Payments Council

Richard Ross

Richard Ross

Global Payment Market Infrastructure Expert, Swift

What do the challenges related to faster payments mean for fraud mitigation and anti-money laundering? How can data models or exercises identify fraud patterns in cooperation with users and to qualify anomalies based on their feedback? What advancements have been made in behavioural biometrics and how can these be put into practice?

Moderator

Niamh Curran

Niamh Curran

Senior Reporter, Finextra

Speakers

Megan Heald

Megan Heald

Senior Project Manager, NICE Actimize

John Sam-Kubam

John Sam-Kubam

Senior Vice President, Crown Agents Bank

Beju Shah

Beju Shah

Head of Nordic Centre, Bank of International Settlements

Robert Woods

Robert Woods

LexisNexis® Risk Solutions

16:05 – 16:35

Coffee break and networking

Can AI, biometrics, financial exclusion, operational resilience, and sustainability truly be regulated? How can financial institutions comply with an incoming AI Act, BNPL, DORA, and the wide range of ESG regulations that have been established? Which regulations is the industry calling out for, but there is no evidence they will be implemented any time soon?

Moderator

Debi Bell Hoskings

Debi Bell Hoskings

Reporter

Speakers

Krister Billing

Krister Billing

Market Infrastructures & Regulatory Affairs, SEB

Marcus Mølleskov

Marcus Mølleskov

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer (CRCO), Januar

Where do we go now and how can AI be deployed? While emerging trends like the metaverse and Web 3 are still relevant, for cross industry representation and usage of AI, organisations must learn from the technology companies, where risk profiles are created in a different, more overarching way. How best can the Nordic region do this?

Moderator

Gary Wright

Gary Wright

Head of Research, Finextra

Speakers

Malin Lignell

Malin Lignell

Technology and Innovation Strategy, Handelsbanken

Jonas Palm

Jonas Palm

Head of Nordic Product Management, Cash Management, BNP Paribas

17:30 - 18:30

Drinks reception and networking