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Tuesday 8 March 2016

09:00 – 10:00

Registration, welcome coffee and Solutions Zone open

10:00 – 10:15



  • Erica Åhman, Head of SWIFT Nordics, SWIFT
  • Dag-Inge Flatraaker, Norwegian National Member Group Chairperson, DNB Bank

10:15 – 10:45

Keynote speech


  • Trond Bentestuen, Group Executive Vice President Personal Banking, Norway, DNB

10:45 – 11:00

Challenger speaker


  • Tuomas Toivonen, Co-Founder, Holvi Payment Services

11:00 – 11:30

Coffee and solutions zone open

11:30 – 12:15

Panel discussion:  From disruption to real world change


What does digitalisation mean for the industry going forwards? And what is the ongoing impact of digital and mobile on customer experience? What role will new technologies such as blockchain and distributed ledger play in payments and securities? What’s behind the hype and what innovations might apply to the real world? As start-ups and new entrants gain pace, what does it take to continue to grow?  And how are incumbent players becoming more innovative and competitive? What are the critical success factors in this rapidly changing landscape?


  • Trond Bentestuen, Group Executive Vice President Personal Banking, Norway, DNB

  • Idar Kreutzer, CEO, Finance Norway

  • Tuomas Toivonen, Co-Founder, Holvi Payment Services Oy


  • Javier Pérez-Tasso, Chief Executive, Americas & UK Region, SWIFT

12:15 – 13:00

Financial crime compliance – what lies ahead?


Financial crime compliance remains one of the biggest challenges facing the payments and securities industries, and with the spectre of record fines and reputation-damaging publicity, how is the industry making sure it gets it right?   Join this session to discuss new regulations coming on stream, and important new developments such as the ISSA principles in Securities driving transparency requirements, PSD2 in Payments and other new regulations.  Find out what role standardisation can play in driving efficiency, and in helping to deal with the challenges that lie ahead.


  • Göran Fors, Deputy Head of Investor Services, SEB

  • Henrik Koch, Head of Authentication & Financial Anti-Crime, Nordea

  • Michael Jones, Partner, PWC


  • Paul Taylor, SWIFT

13:00 – 14:00

Lunch and Solutions Zone open

14:00 – 15:00

Chat rooms


Chat rooms offer you the opportunity to hear, through short 15 min presentations, about what our partners have to offer you. They will provide a sampling of what’s available so that you can follow up in more depth during the course of the event, throughout which, the exhibition is open. The chat rooms will repeat 4 times so you will have the opportunity to hear from 4 partners of your choice.

15:00 – 15:30

Coffee break and Solutions Zone open

15:30 – 17:00

Deep dive session

Digitalisation and changing customer expectations


Digital transformation represents a fundamental social, cultural and technological shift for incumbent banks. Alongside it, new competition has emerged in payments and lending, and is expanding in other business areas such as Securities markets, as the next wave of FinTech innovation gets underway.  In this changing landscape, how is the industry responding to the voice of the customer? And how are banks evolving and future-proofing operations to meet new expectations? What changes will influence the future and how are banks themselves innovating in a climate of flourishing start-ups and new entrants?


  • Petri Syvänne, Head of Accenture Payment Services Nordic, Accenture

  • Robert Pehrson, Head of Product Management – Transaction Services, SEB

  • Mark Gervasini Nielsen, Head of Concept Development, Transaction Banking, Danske Bank

  • Ulf Bjørnhaug, Head of CM Sales NO, Nordea


  • Wim Raymaekers, SWIFT


Deep dive session

Risk Management in the age of disruption


Kimmo Soramäki of Financial Network Analytics shares data ‘heatmaps’ of the Nordics region and explains his work with leading financial and academic institutions worldwide to leverage big data in support of risk management.  A session brought to you by SWIFT Institute, SWIFT’s research initiative, bridging the gap between academia and the financial industry.


  • Dr Kimmo Soramäki, Founder and CEO, Financial Network Analytics Ltd.

  • Stephen Gilderdale, SWIFT


  • Chris Skinner, Chair, The Financial Services Club

Off-site dinner

Wednesday 9 March 2016

08:00– 08:45

Registration, welcome coffee and Solutions Zone open

08:45 – 09:30

Motivational keynote


Join futurist, Stefan Hyttfors, for an animated session on future trends in the financial industry, innovation management and business development. Stefan is one of Sweden’s leading voices on future business and the network society, and his mission is to inspire as many as possible to embrace change.


  • Stefan Hyttfors, Futurist

09:30 – 10:15

Innotribe plenary


Blockchain: from hype to real-world application
Beyond media headlines, what are the advanced use-cases of distributed ledger technologies, and what applications might influence the future of the securities industry, such as smart contracts and distributed consensus protocols? 


  • Vytautas Karalevicius, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Science Officer,  Spectro Finance

  • Lasse Meholm, I&O Maturity and Strategy Project Manager, Nordea

  • Colin Kwan, CEO, Magnr


  • Chris Skinner, Chair, The Financial Services Club

10:15 – 10:45

Coffee break and Solutions Zone open

10:45 – 12:15

Deep Dive Session

Progress report: the community case for ISO 20022


With more than 200 ISO 20022 initiatives underway around the world, momentum is strong.  How are the benefits being harnessed by payments and securities market infrastructures?  What tools are required to migrate to 20022, and what are the challenges of ensuring harmonised implementation, and industry-wide interoperability?


  • Harri Rantanen, Head of Client Data Services, Transaction Services Product Management, SEB Merchant Banking

  • Lars Erik Fjørtoft, CEO, BSK

  • Bjørn Stendorph Crepaz, Head of Issuance & Safekeeping, VP Securities


  • Patrik Neutjens, SWIFT


Deep Dive Session

Cyber-prevention in a changing world


In a climate of ever-sophisticated cyber threats, achieving operational excellence is top of mind for technology leaders across the sector, especially in the wake of ever-sophisticated cyber threats.  This panel shares perspectives on the current industry landscape and explains the principles behind SWIFT’s approach.


  • Morten Tandle, General Manager, FinansCERT Norge

  • Theódór R. Gíslason, Chief Operating Officer, Syndis Iceland

  • Andreas Rieber, Chief Information Security Officer, Information Security, Nets Norway

  • Jacques Hagelstein, SWIFT


  • Emanuel Freire, Member of CPMI Secretariat, Bank for International Settlements

12:15 – 13:30


13:30 – 14:30

Deep Dive Session

Real-time payments innovation


The shift towards real time payments is a global phenomenon, changing the shape of payments systems around the world.  This session takes stock of progress, deep dives on the different payment system models under development, and examines what lessons can be learned from elsewhere that might apply to the Nordics.


  • Kasper Sylvest Olsen, Head of Financial Markets Infrastructure, Danske Bank

  • Paul Francis Walvik-Joynt, Engagement Director, NETS

  • Dag-Inge Flatraaker, Norwegian National Member Group Chairperson, DNB Bank

  • Mats Bergdahl, Trade Finance Manager, BillerudKornas


  • Chantal Vanes, SWIFT


Deep Dive Session

Managing change in the corporate to bank segment


This deep dive will identify the key innovations that will shape the future of corporate treasury and trade. It will explore how new technologies are making their mark, and discuss what are the new opportunities and services that  banks are focused on rolling out to their clients. How are we making sure that the needs of both banks and corporates are being fully addressed by SWIFT’s services for corporates?


  • Harri Rantanen, Head of Client Data Services, Transaction Services Product Management, SEB Merchant Banking

  • Tor Stian Kjöllesdal, Head of Cash management infrastructure, Statoil 


  • Sören Haugaard, SVP Global Head of Trade & Supply Chain Finance, Danske Bank

14:30 – 15:15

Coffee break and Solutions Zone open

15:15 – 16:30

Closing plenary


Closing remarks & SWIFT perspective


  • Cephas Howard, Director of Digital Games, Lego
  • Stephen Gilderdale, SWIFT