• Thursday, 5 September 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka
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Finance Sri Lanka 2019

Thursday , 5 September 2019, Colombo, Sri Lanka

The sessions will be highly experiential in format with opening and closing keynotes, plenary session and dialogues with working luncheons.

  • TIME
08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 10:00

Opening Keynote Session

Welcome Address

Opening Keynote

International Keynote

Leadership Dialogue

Trends and developments in retail financial industry – Challenges in the process of digitisation

The promise of profit for retail banking in the future, is it vanishing?

The impact of regulations on the industry

Digitisation and data to dominate alongside blockchain, artificial intelligence, and open banking making waves in the financial sector

Financial inclusion and the unbanked, where are they now?

Disruptors and challengers redefining established market boundaries

Roadmap for sustainable finance in Sri Lanka – Effectively managing environmental, social, and governance risks

Session chaired by Emmanuel Daniel, Chairman, The Asian Banker

10:00 – 10:30

Tea/ Coffee Break

10:30 – 11:15

Rethinking Customer Experience in the Digital Economy

How does AI transform the way in which we talk to customers, invent products and services, and organise ourselves for competition?

Should financial institutions be investing in AI or buying these services from technology players who are better invested?

What are some of the limitations of algorithms and how should we guard against biases?

Productive use of data and analytics for better customer insights and informed decision-making

Innovative ways to provide financial services to un/-der banked and SMEs

Speaker/Panelists include :

Session chaired by Foo Boon Ping, Managing Editor, The Asian Banker

11:15 – 11:45

Going Cashless – The Digitisation of Payments and Steps Towards Financial Inclusion

The latest developments in payments landscape

The increasing use of QR codes across the region

Breakthroughs in cross-border payments and remittance industry, in lowering technology costs, foreign exchange costs, and speed of delivery

Distributed ledgers and blockchain, is it really a game changer? Use of blockchain to expedite effective transmission of money

The launch of the National Card Scheme – another milestone in local payments landscape

Panelists include:

Session chaired by Richard Hartung, , International Resource Director, The Asian Banker

11:45 – 12:15

Dealing with the Vulnerabilities and How to Keep Business Safe

Financial institutions are vulnerable to frequent and sophisticated cyber-attacks as well as system disruptions. In this session, we will feature leaders who will articulate how they have started including cybersecurity into their overall strategy. They will demonstrate familiarity with areas such as digital identity, machine learning (ML), big data, and how these tie in with their business models.

Cybersecurity as a leadership strategy in the networked world

Use of internationally-recognised core cyber standards and frameworks in the management of cyber risk

Security architecture for a digital bank

Enhancing institutional cyber-resilience through blockchains

The dark net, including bitcoin use and ransomware

Panelist include:

Session chaired by Rajkumar Kanagasingam, Founder & President, Fintech Association of Sri Lanka

12:15 – 12:30

Briefing on the Sri Lanka Awards Program 2019 & key trends - Retail, Risk and Technology

Awards programme: Process, methodology and scorecards

Overview of the retail banking market in Sri Lanka

Key findings from the awards programme

Best practices in Sri Lanka (based on submissions)

Briefing by Richard Hartung,International Resource Director, The Asian Banker


Luncheon / End of Conference

This is a working agenda, content and speaker will be updated on a timely basis

For more details please contact:

Usama Muhammad Senior Program Manager musama@theasianbanker.com Tel: (+44) 744 8470 186