In 2014, our design principle was “in-depth.” Instead of scattering subjects throughout the week, each day of our programme focused on a particular set of phase-changes, disruptions and innovations. We looked at them from all different angles, and offered a comprehensive reflection to our audience.
For all information related to the different sessions, the speakers, and the finalists of the Startup Challenge, you can download the Innotribe@Sibos brochure.
Here are the 4 topics we covered in Boston:
Monday 29 Sep – Disruption and opportunities of crypto-currencies
Crypto-currencies represent a cataclysmic shift that is here to stay: will financial institutions ignore this phase-change, or will they hopefully embrace it for the greater interest of their customers and the whole industry?
With keynote sessions and interactive learning experiences, we offered critical conversations about the currency, the asset class and the technical protocols. Why, when and how will crypto-currencies be regulated? How will they disrupt the spaces of payments and securities? Our aim was to make an impact assessment of bitcoin and other crypto-currencies on the core business of correspondent banking, highlighting some venture capitalist’s investment strategies and drivers.
Tuesday 30 Sep – Towards a 21st century networked organisation
We explored the mechanisms driving network dynamics versus linear models. How do speed and scale disrupt the entire industry and business processes: HR, innovation, software and hardware deployment, platform thinking and even revamp the initial definition of work? And what is the impact on architecture, governance and security when millions of devices join the conversation?
Wednesday 01 Oct – Innovation capabilities for the 21st century
In this session, we discussed the innovation capabilities needed by organisations to succeed in the 21st century and looked at cross-industry innovation indices/benchmarks based on both the input and output of the innovation processes.
Thursday 02 Oct – FinTech innovation ecosystem
On day four, we regrouped as many movers and shakers of the FinTech ecosystem as possible. Gathering a range of representatives of the FinTech innovation scene, including:
Heads of Innovation and CEOs of major financial institutions
Representatives from FinTech accelerators, incubators and bootcamps
Startups participating to our 2014 Innotribe Grand Finale
Startup Challenge alumni present on the InnoTRIBE stand over the week
Angel investors, venture capitalists and captive funds of major financial institutions
What are they looking for? What is their motivation? And what is their investment strategy? Through keynotes, interactive sessions and informal conversations, we gave to our audience an overview of the successes, lessons learned, challenges and opportunities around our FinTech innovation ecosystem.
For the detailed agenda of the different sessions, check out our programme.