24th February 2023
Hotel Taj Santacruz, Mumbai
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COVID-19 changed how we thrive and survive, putting the BFSI sector under extreme pressure as revenue sources tumbled and credit risks rose exponentially. The BFSI industry faced unprecedented economic disruption with competitive market distribution, rising customer expectations, and external forces exploring new business models centered around digital solutions.
While the sector has always been ahead of the curve when it comes to digitization, more than 90 percent of customers in the retail banking space were technology friendly even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
Sapphire Connect believes that the BFSI industry has undergone a radical transformation as they witnessed a few pioneering trends from omnichannel banking, AI, and Blockchain-powered financial services that focused on revolutionizing the BFSI processes. As the Sector emerges from the pandemic, the success of the next generation of products and services will rest on their ability to elevate the human experience as a whole. With this in purview, we at Sapphire Connect are pleased to announce the first edition of the BFSI Connect Summit 2023 which aims at bringing together the leaders from the BFSI industry such as IT leaders, Security Leaders, and Payment Heads together as they have a shared-success mindset—and are inviting collaboration with customers, employees, ecosystem partners, governments, and the public by creating new opportunities for growth in a way that benefits all. We shall also felicitate and feature the top 20 leaders across the above 2 domains in our Coffee Table Book titled India’s Most Agile Leaders 2023.
FROM THE CONTENT DESK
The BFSI Connect Summit 2023 will focus on 3 tracks on Digital Banking, Security, and IT leaders. Each track will be focusing and discussing on the challenges that the leaders face in their organizations through case studies, discuss challenges through panel discussions, and the means and ways to how technology is changing the face of the industry through Digi-talks.
3 TRACKS X 1 DESTINATION
The payments landscape has experienced a wave of innovation, driven by technological advancement and consumer desire for on-demand banking and payment solutions. As a result, non-traditional market players are challenging the long-held role of incumbents. Conspicuous among these are new, non-bank competitors; some of which are already well established in the market. Given that the payments market has been traditionally served by banks, these new, innovative non-bank payments providers are causing disruption and driving rapid changes to the payments landscape. Payments leaders make decisions today to win in the future. With technology giants, FinTechs, merchants, and social media giants have created their own digital payment offerings. In the BFSI Connect Focus Series – Payment Head leaders we will discuss and celebrate Payment Leaders from the Financial Industry. During the summit, we will focus on how Customer experience has been at the heart of the future of the evolution of payments. How institutions have leveraged new technologies and digital innovation to make the customer payment experience more convenient? How with demographic shifts, technology advancements and new expectations for user experience impacted the payment trends market and among its stakeholders? Winners in the market are identified by their capabilities to provide a unified customer experience across multiple channels and geographies and to go “beyond payment solutions.”
This track will bring together the Head of Payments, Head of Digital Banking, Head of Retail Banking, Chief Operating Officer, Operation Head, Transaction Banking Head, etc.
BUILDING SECURITY LANDSCAPE
In the financial services businesses, chief information security officers had the most challenging times. In a recent study almost (71%) have seen an increase in the number of disruptive cyber-attacks on their organisations. Protecting the organization as its attack surface expands and endpoints multiply is getting harder, how will CISOs and their teams rise to the challenge in 2022? The BFSI Connect Focus Series – Cyber Security leaders we will discuss and celebrate Cyber Security Leaders from the Financial Industry. During the summit, we will focus on how besides dealing with an increasing number of attacks, special focus needs to be given to the detection of cyber-attacks which are going to be even more sophisticated than what we have seen in the past and to the cyber risks associated with business partners and third parties. Also, regulatory pressure will increase on proper cyber risk management to make financial services organisations more resilient against cyber threats.
The track will bring together CISOs, Head of Cyber Security, Chief Risk Officer, Head of Operational Risk, etc.
In the financial industry, IT leaders had been traditionally viewed as part of the operations team that takes a backseat to business strategy. But in today’s technology-driven world, strategy and IT are inextricably linked. In fact, IT is now considered as the primary catalyst for competitive advantage and strategic disruption in financial services. Every company is a technology company at its core.
As the financial services industry has been experiencing unprecedented change and technology has a pivotal role as a driving force that has helped them compete effectively. Organizations are looking for visionary technology leaders who can steer them into the future. In the BFSI Connect Focus Series – IT leaders we will discuss and celebrate IT leaders from the financial industry. We will discuss their expanding new roles that provide tremendous opportunities for increased business value and strategic impact; and how they are involved in taking on new responsibilities and demonstrating new capabilities that are different from before and requires an amplified and strategic leadership approach.
This track will bring together CIOs, CTOs, Head of IT Transformation, Head of Digital Transformation
As we focus and discuss on the challenging times that the leaders face, we will be parallelly hosting a roundtable discussion with your peers. Leaders from each domain will come together to discuss during 3 roundtable discussions focusing on various touchpoints and challenges.
Each Roundtable will be parallelly run during the sessions for IT, Cyber Security, and CDOs.
If you’re a solution provider and looking at showcasing your products to a set of selected people, come partner with us for this roundtable discussion as we will have the content curated as per your need.
INDIA’S MOST AGILE LEADERS 2022
The COVID-19 pandemic has reshaped the global banking industry in various dimensions, by ushering them into a new competitive landscape, stifling growth in some traditional product areas, prompting a new wave of innovation, recasting the role of branches, and moreover, accelerating digitization in almost every sphere of the banking industry. This coffee table book aims to celebrate and feature the leaders of change in the BFSI sector. These leaders are innovative and forward-thinking and have adopted next-gen technology and created an impact in their own organizations.
We will feature and felicitate the Top 20 leaders under the below-mentioned categories as India’s Most Agile 2023.
• India’s Most Agile CIOs 2023
• India’s Most Agile CISOs 2023
• India’s Most Agile CDOs 2023