London Breakfast Briefing: The Pursuit Of Digitalisation

About

With a younger generation raised on technology, the pipeline of wealth managers’ future clients depends in part on their digital capabilities. Firms must constantly evolve to meet rising demand for innovation, transparency and regulatory compliance – or risk falling behind. Therein lays the challenge of balancing automation with personalisation; robo-advisors with human ones; digital channels with physical ones.

Clients increasingly expect an “omni-channel” service from their wealth manager. For the advisor, this opens up opportunities for engagement and efficiency but also brings the added pressure of consistency across all channels for a seamless client experience.

Digital transformation is expected to cover the entire client lifecycle, from onboarding to portfolio monitoring to performance reporting, while also delivering growth for the advisor and the business. But what are the key hurdles and can technology help overcome them?


Agenda

8:00 – 09:00 Registration and Networking Breakfast

9:00 – 10:25

  • Welcome Note
  • Appway Digital Banking Showcase–Attract, convert and grow clients
  • The Roadmap to Digital Growth–Perspectives from Leading Wealth Managers
  • Think Digital for Financial Interactions–Leveraging E-Signatures in Banking

10:25 -11:20 Panel Discussion

11:20 – 12:00 Light Lunch and Networking


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Date and Time

Date: Thursday 20th October • 2016
Time: 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

Venue

Soho Hotel , London

Address: 4 Richmond Mews, London W1D 3DH


Speakers

Andrea Buzzi

Head of Pre-Sales and Solutions

Appway

Andrea Buzzi, Head of Pre-Sales and Solutions, shapes the offerings and capabilities of the Appway Digital Banking and Appway Onboarding solutions. He is charged with planning and refining Appway’s development track as the company enters new markets around the globe. With more than 10 years at Appway, Buzzi applied his extensive experience in project management and process redesign to establish Appway’s office in Ticino and expand its client and partner network in the EMEA region.

Mary Ellen Power

VP Marketing

eSignLive by VASCO

Mary Ellen Power is eSignLive’s VP of Marketing and has over 25 years of experience in marketing for technology companies. She is responsible for branding, lead generation, product and partner marketing and has led the successful re-branding of eSignLive’s e-signature platform. With more than 15 years in the e-signature market, Mary Ellen has become a subject matter expert focusing on business value justification, customer adoption and success, and has helped guide the company to recognition as a leader in these areas by Forrester, Gartner, Novarica, IBM and G2 Crowd.

Nigel Sirett

Account Executive

Appway

Nigel Sirett is responsible for growing Appway’s business in the UK and supporting UK clients on their digital transformation journey. He has 30 years’ experience in financial services and technology, encompassing Digital, Risk and Compliance, Treasury, Payments and Derivatives.

Nigel started his career with Midland Montagu where he ran an Asset/Liability Management team supporting the Investment, Merchant and Private Banks. At HSBC, he developed the global technology framework for interest rate risk management.

Prior to Appway, he led the European growth for public and private financial technology firms including Reval, QuIC Financial and IPS-Sendero.

Sasha Dabliz

Private Client Proposition Development

Lloyds Banking Group

With a career focused primarily on marketing for UK wealth and investment management firms both large and small (it's all on Linked In), I have seen much change and development across the industry - from online stockbroking coming across from the US in the 1990's and now the flurry of robo advisers follow in their wake.

I have always tried to stay focused on the client experience and how businesses can harness these changes as a force for better service  which is often very challenging but ultimately rewarding as clients will come to expect more - not less. Building a trusted brand that deliver on its promise and continue to delight its clients should be the aim of many firms that currently fall short on too many metrics. Digitisation is not the only answer but it is part of the plan.

Sat Kunthia

Strategic Projects Director

Barclays Wealth and Investment Management

Sat Khuntia joined Barclays Wealth and Investment Management in 2015 where, as Strategic Projects Director, he is responsible for identifying how clients can benefit from the application of digital technologies such as big data analytics, cognitive computing and machine learning.He has previously worked for American Express, PayPal and J.P. Morgan and graduated with an MBA from London Business School in 2004.

He has previously worked for American Express, PayPal and J.P. Morgan and graduated with an MBA from London Business School in 2004.

Shane Williams

Co-head

UBS SmartWealth

Shane is passionate about intrapreneurship, technology, customer experience and business innovation.

He is one of two business leads of UBS SmartWealth and has been driving the innovation around the platform from the initial idea.

Shane is an experienced technology and business leader using technology to create business value and customer satisfaction through transformational innovation. With 20 years of experience and after joining UBS in 2006 Shane has played a significant role in key innovation and transformation projects within the bank. He is also involved in the Blockchain innovation lab in Canary Wharf, driving wealth management use cases and supporting experiments to push the boundaries of this nascent technology. Before joining UBS, Shane occupied development and consultancy roles at the Dutch bank ABN AMRO and at Ford Motor Company. Shane holds a Master's degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from the University of Manchester.

Stephen Wall

Senior Analyst

Aite Group

Stephen Wall is a senior analyst with Aite Group, specializing in global private banking and wealth management. He has over 15 years of experience in research, 10 of which were focused on market analysis and consulting in global wealth management. Before joining Aite Group, Wall worked as an independent analyst and writer and led client projects and research efforts for specialist insight and business strategy consultancy Scorpio Partnership.

Thomas Schaer

Lead Solution Consultant

Appway

Thomas Schär is a Lead Solution Consultant at Appway, where he cultivates new business opportunities in Europe, Asia, and North America. A skilled public speaker, Thomas hosts events to introduce Appway products and technologies, as well as to train clients on their use and business benefits. Before joining Appway, he built a career in technical consulting, having served financial institutions and consulting firms around the globe. He holds an MSc in Computer Science from the University of Fribourg.

Wendy Spires

Head of Research

ClearView Financial Media

Wendy has been a wealth management journalist and research writer for eight years, covering a variety of international markets and sub-sectors over that time. She has written an array of in-depth reports on issues affecting private banks and wealth managers, including fintech innovation and implementation, client experience enhancement, branding and marketing strategy, and risk-profiling methodologies.

As well as speaking at conferences in both the UK and abroad, Wendy also regularly consults on strategic and communications issues related to the wealth and asset management market. She carries out research projects among HNW clients, for both internal and external purposes.

CHAIRMAN


Stephen Harris

CEO

ClearView Financial Media

Stephen Harris is chief executive of ClearView Financial Media, publisher of global wealth management news sites WealthBriefing, Family Wealth Report and WealthBriefingAsia; as well as compliance, tax and remuneration-centred Compliance Matters, Offshore Red and Executive Compensation Briefing respectively. He has 25 years’ financial publishing experience, 17 years of which have been running growth companies.

He has written extensively on global wealth management issues and leads ClearView’s global events team. As well as training as an accountant, Stephen has worked as a hedge fund manager and as a private banking headhunter.

Taking his wealth management knowledge from behind his publications, Stephen is often at the centre a variety of thought-leadership events in the industry. He has spoken on a number of panels and webinars as an expert in the field, as well as commentating on television, and leading internal staff training programmes.

Not only has he chaired panels at numerous conferences organised by ClearView in the UK, US and Asia; Stephen has chaired filmed round-tables for firms, such as BNP Paribas and Appway.


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