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SWIFT Innotribe announces impressive speaker line-up for Innotribe@Sibos

SWIFT Innotribe announces impressive speaker line-up for Innotribe@Sibos

27 August 2013

Brussels, 27 August 2013

Innotribe, SWIFT’s initiative to enable collaborative innovation in financial services, today announces the speaker line-up for Innotribe@Sibos, in September in Dubai. Following the success at Sibos 2012, SWIFT’s annual conference, Innotribe will provide a forum for critical dialogue imperative to the future of the financial industry.

Covering a wide range of topics from the future of money to new innovation models to intangible assets, the notable list of experts that will address the Innotribe audience throughout the week includes:

• JP Rangaswami, Chief Scientist, Salesforce
• Kristoffer Lawson, Co-Founder & Chief Evangelist, Holvi
• Vince Voron, Vice President, Executive Creative Director, Dolby Marketing Studio
• Haydn Shaughnessy, Author, The Innovation Lifestyle
• Daniel Erasmus, Owner, Digital Thinking Network
• Dave Gray, Author, The Connected Company
• Neil Bartlett, CTO and Head of Development of Risk Analytics, IBM
• Mary Adams, Founder, Smarter Companies
• John C. Havens, Founder, The Happathon Project
• James Moed, Client Director, Financial Services Design, IDEO

This year’s programme introduces the concept of ‘journey’s’, enabling individuals to build their own journey along different tracks, depending on what they want to achieve.

Value Track: Analyse the new banking business model; question wealth beyond money, define intangible assets; and join an amazing research project to crowd source wellbeing.
Innovation Track: Explore what there is beyond open innovation; learn about what is happening right now and how it can be applied in business.
Big Data Track: Investigate how new insights can be derived through Network Analytics from all the data that surrounds us.
Practice Track: Experience new methods of thinking in ‘hands on’ sessions.

Step through the Innotribe tunnel, a ‘not-to-be-missed’ experience, into Innotribe’s uniquely designed space.

In addition, Innotribe will hold the Grand Finale of the global Startup Challenge, where the nine winning startups and six innovators from the regional challenges, will compete in front of a live audience and professional panel of judges, who will award a $50,000 prize to the top startup.

Peter Vander Auwera, innovation leader and co-founder of Innotribe says: “The future of payments and alternative currencies has become the focus of industry discussion. But something bigger is going on: we witness disruptions at several levels leading to an enriched conversation on the meaning of value, wealth and well-being, which is why a big part of Innotribe’s 2013 programme at Sibos is centred on the ‘value track’ covering alternative business models, alternative investment and alternative accounting and valuation. To really find out what this means, tune in to the Innotribe sessions during the week at Sibos.”

Sibos 2013 will take place at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 16 to 19 September. The full Innotribe programme can be found here.

About Innotribe
Launched in 2009, Innotribe is SWIFT's initiative to enable collaborative innovation in financial services.  Innotribe presents an energising mix of education, new perspectives, collaboration, facilitation and incubation to professionals and entrepreneurs who are willing to drive change within their industry. It fosters creative thinking in financial services, through debating the options and supporting the creation of innovative new solutions. It is through this approach, the Innotribe team at SWIFT is able to generate a platform that enables innovation across SWIFT and the financial community. For more information, please visit

SWIFT is a member-owned cooperative that provides the communications platform, products and services to connect more than 10,000 financial institutions and corporations in 212 countries and territories. SWIFT enables its users to exchange automated, standardised financial information securely and reliably, thereby lowering costs, reducing operational risk and eliminating operational inefficiencies. SWIFT also brings the financial community together to work collaboratively to shape market practice, define standards and debate issues of mutual interest.
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