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The Standards Forum at Sibos will help you understand the benefits standards can bring to your business. In 2017, we will deliver a comprehensive programme designed to facilitate discussion and collaboration around geopolitics, new technologies and standards as well as compliance and security.

Who should attend?

The Standards Forum is open to all Sibos delegates. Throughout the Sibos week, the Standards Forum will be the centre of expertise on standards for the benefit of all relevant stakeholders, including business line owners, product managers, banks, standardisers, market practitioners, regulators and vendors.

Why attend?

Explore collaborative solutions that address key industry challenges.
Join the Standards Forum to:

  • Get the latest updates on ISO 20022
  • Meet leading industry experts face-to-face from all areas of business and technology
  • Network with your peers and contribute to the debate on some of today’s most pressing industry challenges
  • Join us for debate and dialogue on the Standards Forum stand at Sibos 2017 Toronto

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Highlights and approach of the 2017 Sibos Standards Forum

This year's overall theme for the forum will be "Standards – Navigating the Future". There will be three key areas that are going to draw most attention at this year's Sibos Standards Forum.

Geopolitics and standards, what does the future hold?

In the wake of the financial crisis there was clear consensus that something should be done at a global (G20) level to prevent similar events in the future. But the past 12 months, in the US particularly, has seen focus shift away from global cooperation towards a more nation-first agenda. The threat of another crisis has not receded, however, and consistent, globally applied reporting standards remain an important aspiration if overseers are to achieve effective surveillance of the market. More broadly, lack of harmonized standards for financial services is recognized as contributing to trade imbalances between economies with strong financial services sectors and others, further threatening stability. The case for more, rather than less, global cooperation on financial industry standards has never been stronger. Join this expert session to learn about the importance of public- and private-sector international standardization, the progress made to date in the regulatory space, and the outlook for the future.

Date and time: Monday, 16 Oct, 10:00-10:50

New Technologies and business standards

How can API developers get a flying start when developing API specifications whilst simultaneously elegantly addressing interoperability issues?
How do we use Standards Expertise to speed up the development of DLT-based Proofs of Concept?
Find out in this session where we will show how using Business Standards can provide an answer to these questions.

Date and time: Tuesday, 17 Oct, 09:30-10:20

Security and compliance through standards

Financial crime presents the industry with a series of critical challenges in the area of compliance with AML and anti-terrorist finance regulation. The quality and transparency of the data exchanged in payments transactions are key factors in addressing these challenges, and concerted effort by the industry is required to drive improvement. Join this session to learn more about the issues, and the standards, best practice, and technology initiatives that are helping the industry confront them efficiently and effectively.

Date and time: Wednesday, 18 Oct, 15:30-16:20


Standards Forum programme 2017

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