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Pick a Page From the Playbook of Leading Banks for Your Company’s Digital Future

Suranjan Som Suranjan Som
VP, Banking and Financial Services, EMEA, Hitachi Digital Services

November 23, 2021

On-Demand Sessions From Hitachi Financial Services Summit 2021

On October 27-28, 2021, Hitachi Vantara hosted our Hitachi Financial Services Summit 2021, featuring some of the finance industry’s top executives and data innovation influencers. These speakers described several of the top global trends and disruptive technologies that they see today and in the future, along with the technology modernizations they have put into practice to manage financial services data in today’s fast-changing world.

Would you like to learn how these leaders are capitalizing on global banking trends and pick a page from their playbook for your organization’s digital transformation? Check out the Financial Services Summit on-demand, and listen to each session from wherever you are, whenever you want. Below, you will find a short description for each of the session topics to help you find which sessions best speak to you.

Ride the Wave of Digital Disruption

Digital disruptions necessitate that financial organizations become an Uber, Airbnb or Kodak of their world. In this presentation, I join with Head of Group IT Strategy and Solutions at Raiffeisen Bank International, Marek Chlebicki, to discuss banking megatrends and examine how he sees data, cloud acceleration and technology modernization driving a new era in real-time banking services.

In this thought-provoking discussion, learn how you, as a financial services leader, can move forward and distinguish your organization in this disruptive environment while continuing to foster responsiveness and agility across your enterprise.

Rethink Your Transformation Strategy and Construct Your Open Banking Core

Create better customer engagements with open banking and embedded finance. On one hand, open banking helps you integrate data across consumers, financial institutions, and third-party service providers. On the other, embedded finance helps streamline financial processes for consumers, making it easier for them to access the services they need when they need them‑— creating integrated and connected experiences.

Watch this session to hear Chief Operating Officer of Railsbank, Louisa Murray, discuss open banking and embedded finance, and learn why fintech partnerships are key to accelerating trust and customer loyalty programs for companies of all sizes.

Data Is Everywhere: Gain Control and Accelerate Compliance

Your company may be grappling with increasingly large amounts of structured, unstructured, and legacy data in different formats and from different applications.

In this panel discussion with three Hitachi Vantara technology leaders — Global Technology Advisor Tom Christensen, Head of EMEA Technology and Solutions Office Mark Stubbs, and Professional Services Lead David Steel — you’ll hear a lively discussion around the real-life challenges of collecting data.

You don’t want to miss the conversation around how organizations are solving their top compliance and data governance challenges. Learn how they are picking up ideas around standardizing and cataloging metadata as you try to access data when and where you need it.

Cloud-Ready Infrastructure for Finance’s Changing Landscape

As hybrid cloud environments are the “now normal,” a careful balancing act is in play to manage data throughout its entire life cycle while minimizing risk, effectively safeguarding the data and increasing its reusability. In this insightful session, you’ll hear firsthand from Manager of Storage and Compute at Rabobank, Colin Chatelier, and General Manager – Digital Compliance at Veritas, Ajay Bhatia, how their businesses combine data protection and archiving while ensuring compliance and governance.

Keep up with your own growing demands concerning complex cloud environments and data fabric within them by studying how these powerhouses extract value from their data for future use while ensuring that data is protected from loss and cybercrime.

Accelerate Data-Driven Innovation With DataOps

With the sheer volume of data increasing exponentially year over year, you are probably trying to understand what data you have access to, where the data is and how it’s being used.

In this panel discussion, you’ll hear from Senior Director, Advanced Analytics Enablement at Fannie Mae, Srini Krovvidy, as he discusses DataOps with Hitachi Vantara Product Marketing Director Madhup Mishra and Cloudera Vice President of Industry Solutions, Cindy Maike.

If you are looking to optimize your organization’s data fabric to incorporate data management, governance and automation, and harness the power of machine learning to help collect and understand data, this session is not to be missed.

Illuminate Enterprise Dark Data: Uncover, Unlock and Unleash Your Business

You must have heard of “dark data,” but how much do you know about it? What is dark data, and why is understanding it so important? Chairman of Regtech Innovation Board at ING, Dennis Versteeg, and Senior Director, Financial Innovation Solutions at Hitachi Vantara, Saker Ghani, explore how illuminating, exposing and understanding dark data can help organizations accelerate innovation and compliance — and, ultimately, influence customer satisfaction and retention.

Additionally, you may discover nuggets around possibilities of innovation in uncovering dark data in your organization: Hear ING’s take on how overcoming dark data and focusing on regtech innovation provides opportunities to solve business challenges and enhance regulatory compliance.

AI in Financial Services

We all know that artificial intelligence (AI) is a game-changer when it comes to data analysis in any industry and even more so in today’s financial services industry. Chief Data Officer of the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board (MSRB), Brian Anthony, gives us a regulator’s point of view. He examines how the use of AI and natural language processing has improved the MSRB’s data quality and allowed his organization to glean in-depth insights from data.

You’ll want to hear how the MSRB’s innovative use of sentiment analysis brings a nuanced depth of understanding to narrative data: Consider how your organization can capitalize on this data transparency to make high-quality data available to investors and other participants so that they can make informed investment decisions. And gain new ideas on how you can use AI for your organization’s benefit.

Disrupt Banking With a Challenger Mindset

Last but not the least, get your organization into the “challenger” mode. We’re all looking for inspiration on how to effectively move the needle on digital transformation, and no one does that better than Jim Marous, one of the most forward-thinking disruptors in banking and a top-10 fintech influencer.

Get Jim’s stimulating take on how and why your organization must adopt a technology innovation mindset, and how customers both expect and demand financial services firms to embrace the pioneering approach of nonfinancial technology leaders.

This session will leave you energized on possibilities and inspire you to dream bigger and better.

To watch all of the Hitachi Financial Services Summit 2021 sessions from beginning to end, you can access the full event replay here.

Suranjan Som is Head of Financial Services at Hitachi Vantara.

Suranjan Som

Suranjan Som

Suranjan Som is Vice President, Head of Financial Services Consulting, and Client Engagement Partner, EMEA, at Hitachi Vantara.