BAFT North America Annual Conference
Bridging Growth And Innovation

May 1 – 4, 2016
The Fairmont Scottsdale Princess
Scottsdale, AZ

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Sunday, May 1, 2016
7:15AM – 8:00AM
BAFT Golf Shotgun Tournament Breakfast
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8:00AM – 1:00PM
BAFT Annual Golf Shotgun Tournament
1:00PM – 6:00PM
BAFT Registration Open
1:30PM – 6:30PM
Meetings and Networking
The Annual Conference has been an excellent venue to network with peers, colleagues and clients. We recognize this need and have exclusive times during the conference dedicated for bilateral and small group meetings. We request attendees to conduct meetings strictly during these times, and before or after the general session programming each day.
6:30PM – 7:30PM
Opening Night Reception
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DB-BIG
7:30PM – 10:00PM
Opening Night Dinner
Future Leaders Ceremony
BAFT recognizes and supports the need to invest in the next generation of banking leadership. While individual institutions invest in leadership development for high potential employees, the mission of the BAFT Future Leaders Program is to engage future leaders in solving common industry challenges.
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Monday, May 2, 2016
ARS is available during all general session presentations.
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WiFi will be available in the ballroom during all educational sessions.
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6:30AM – 7:45AM
BAFT 3rd Annual Run/Walk
7:30AM – 5:00PM
BAFT Registration Open
7:00AM – 8:00AM
Networking Breakfast
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DB-BIG
8:00AM – 8:20AM
Welcome and Opening Remarks
Kimberly Burdette
Program Co-Chair
Senior Vice President & Manager, International Financial Institutions
PNC Bank N.A
John Rodriguez
Program Co-Chair
Director, Financial Institutions, Latin America
Barclays Bank
John Ahearn
BAFT Chair
Global Head of Trade
Citi
Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT
8:20AM – 8:30AM
Annual Meeting Report of the Nominating Committee
Rita Gonzalez
Nominating Committee Chair
Head of Global & Strategic Account Development
First Data Corporation
8:30AM – 9:00AM
Opening Address: Innovation and the Banking Industry
An opening address about the state of FinTech firms and new technology and its impact to the banking industry today.
Introduction
Christopher Lewis
Executive Vice President & Global Head of Trade Services
Wells Fargo Bank NA
Speaker
Steve Ellis
EVP, Head of Innovation
Wells Fargo Bank NA
9:00AM – 10:00AM
Fintect and Banks: Better together?
Join a panel discussion about innovation and how banks are interfacing with FinTech companies to create new product and services for the industry. The panel will be addressing a range of new technologies raging from blockchain to big data to try to harness the new technologies in a range of product areas such as payments, custody, settlements, authentication, cyber security, and more.
Moderator
Karen Braithwaite
Managing Director
Global Head - Client Support
BNY Mellon Treasury Services
Panelists
Anthony Brady
Managing Director and Global Head, Business Strategy & Market Solutions
BNY Mellon
Stephen Atallah
Trade Finance Advisor
R3 CEV
Srinivasan 'Sriram'
Founder/CEO
Skuchain
10:00AM – 10:20AM
Morning Coffee Break
Sponsored By:
DB-BIG
10:20AM – 10:45AM
Keynote Address
Introduction
Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT
Keynote Speaker
Werner Steinmueller
Head, Global Transaction Banking
Deutsche Bank
10:45AM – 11:45AM
Maintaining Banking Relationships in an Environment of De-risking and Increased Regulations
With increased regulations and costs associated with compliance it has become increasingly challenging for market players to maintain a global network of banking relationships. Developing market banks, regional banks, money service business are example of players that increasingly face headwinds when it comes to finding global partners. Increasing anecdotal evidence points to revenue, return and volume hurdles that large financial institutions maintain due to increased compliance cost in deciding on which banks and MSBs they are prepared to service. In this regard, the IMF recently completed a study on this and other factors and made some recommendations to the G 20 Summit in Antalya. This panel looks at these considerations around de-risking, the cost of compliance and implications that this has on deciding on your bank group.
Moderator
Mark Garfield
Head, Global Financial Institutions
ZB NA
Panelist
Wissam H. Fattouh
Secretary General
Union of Arab Banks
Filip Papich
Co-Head Global Trade and Banking
BMO Capital Markets
Derrick Walton
Vice President, Global Operations Implementation and Bank Operations
Western Union Business Solutions
11:45AM – 12:45PM
Payments in Different Forms
Hear the latest on what’s going on in the world of payments from traditional payments to mobile to other alternative payments.
Moderator
Dan Scanlan
Regional Head, Transaction Banking, Americas
Standard Chartered Bank
Panelists
Irfan Ahmad
Product Development & Strategy
The Clearing House
Gautam Jain
Global Head, Digitization, Client Access and Product Development
Managing Director, Transaction Banking
Standard Chartered Bank
Gene Neyer
Head of Product, Global Payments
D+H
12:45PM – 2:00PM
Lunch and Learn
Back by popular demand, we invite you to discuss hot topics in the industry with experts in the field in an informal group setting during lunch. Each table of 10 will cover one industry topic of interest. Seats are limited, and on a first-come, first-served basis. Sign up to join a table at the BAFT registration desk.
Table 1
Payment Processing as Revenue Centre - How AI and Analytics Are Changing the Game
The emergence of AI and analytics is one of the most important events to occur in the payments sector. Join us to explore the game-changing potential of analytics and how it can empower you.
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Pelican
Table 2
Concerned About the Hype Around Blockchain and Distributed Ledgers?
Banks across the world are exploring the potential of, and collaborating to push innovation and standardization. Use cases ranging from invoice finance fraud protection, title management of assets such as B/L’s, conditional “smart contracts” to facilitate open account trading are either being investigated, have become the subject of Proof of Concepts or even pilots. Join us to discuss.
Hosted By:
CGI
Table 3
Shaping the future of ASEAN banking
In 'Shaping the Future of ASEAN Banking', we explore the opportunities present in ASEAN as it emerges as a key manufacturing hub and engine of growth. ANZ has observed three distinct approaches from banks as they navigate an increasingly connected ASEAN, each requiring adaptation as the region evolves.
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Table 4
Expanding Your International Services
Today, distance is no barrier to business – even the smallest companies transact business around the globe. Yet, many financial institutions have not kept pace, not only missing an important revenue stream, but jeopardizing their most valued client relations. Discuss the challenges in International Banking Services and discover how technology can help you expand the offerings in Foreign Exchange, Trade Finance, Foreign Currency Accounts and Foreign Currency Loans.
Hosted By:
Swapstech
Table 5
Are Offshore Shell Companies Doomed?
The Panama Papers scandal highlights the issue of offshore shell companies and the anonymity they provide. The challenge is that this anonymity is subject to abuse in terms of tax avoidance, money laundering, corruption and a host of bad activities. One of the issues is the inability to identify the ultimate beneficial owner. Do you still see any benefit of offshore shell companies? If you do, how should they be restructured?
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2:00PM – 4:00PM
Special Interest Workshops
Join subject matter experts during these special interest topics affecting the industry today. Workshops are smaller in size for an interactive dialogue between the speakers and attendees.
2:00PM-3:00PM
PoC First Application of Distributed Ledger Technology in Trade Finance
Review of a successfully completed proof of concept (PoC) delivering the world’s first application of distributed ledger technology. Leveraging distributed ledger technology, the initiative will reduce risk around duplicate invoice financing for banks while preserving client confidentiality.
Presenters
Alain Verschueren, BNP Paribas
Gautam Jain, Standard Chartered Bank
Kitt Carswell, CGI
Nilesh Dusane, Ripple
3:00PM-4:00PM
3-for-1: Using Enterprise Sanctions to Meet Regulatory Standards, Customer SLA, and Reduce Cost
Sanctions compliance is a cloud hanging over us all. But there is a silver lining! Join us for this exciting discussion on how AI and natural language processing can turn enterprise sanctions to your advantage
Hosted By:
Pelican
2:00PM – 5:30PM
Meetings and Networking
The Annual Conference has been an excellent venue to network with peers, colleagues and clients. We recognize this need and have exclusive times during the conference dedicated for bilateral and small group meetings. We request attendees to conduct meetings strictly during these times, and before or after the general session programming each day.
5:30PM – 6:30PM
Networking and Awards Reception
Relax and unwind as you network with your colleagues and clients. Golf and run/walk award winners will also be presented during the reception.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
ARS is available during all general session presentations.
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WiFi will be available in the ballroom during all educational sessions.
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7:30AM – 5:00PM
BAFT Registration Open
7:15AM – 8:15AM
Networking Breakfast
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WiFi will be available in the ballroom during all educational sessions.
8:15AM – 8:30AM
Welcome
Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT
8:30AM – 9:00AM
US Economic Update
A US economic update covering topics from Blue Chip forecasts to job growth to a timely look at the economic ideas of different presidential candidates.
Introduction
Mark Garfield
Head, Global Financial Institutions
Zions Bancorp
Speaker
Dr. Stephen Happel
Emeritus Professor of Economics,
W. P. Carey School of Business, Arizona State University
9:00AM – 10:00AM
Global Trade and Economic Outlook
Precarious price drops in the commodities markets and anemic global growth point toward a potentially difficult year in trade. Our panel of experts will discuss these trends and juxtapose them with opportunities in cyclical economic trends as well Free Trade Agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership which may have a buoying effect for the prospects of trade in North America and across the globe.
Moderator
Jason Torquato
Americas Editor
Trade Finance
Panelists
James Fatheree
Executive Director, Japan and Korea
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Victoria Gale
VP, Global Trade Debt & Distribution
Bank ABC
Peter Hall
Vice President and Chief Economist
Export Development Canada
10:00AM – 10:20AM
Morning Coffee Break
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10:20AM – 11:20AM
Corporations, Banks & Suppliers of the Payable Life Cycle
Hear the perspectives and opinions from a bank, a corporate and a supplier on the life cycle of approved payables. What are the challenges today in the environment of fast changing technology and ever more strict regulation? Audience can hear the common views, difference of opinions, challenges and opportunities for payables.
Moderator
Craig Schurr
Retired International Banker and Senior Partner and Resource
ansrSource
Panelists
Eric Jones
Director, Global Trade | Global Trade & Banking
BMO Capital Markets
Former Director - Corporate Payables
Lowe's Companies, Inc.
Kitt Carswell
VP, Senior Offering Manger Trade and Supply Chain
CGI
Paul Johnson
Managing Director, Global Trade and Supply Chain
Bank of America
11:20AM – 12:20PM
Future Leaders Program Panel
The Future Leaders Program project teams worked to address three common challenges faced across transaction banking. One speaker from each Future Leaders project team will provide a summary of their findings and recommendations for the industry on the following topics listed below.

Moderator
Craig Weeks
Manager - Overseas Banking
US Bank NA
Presenters
FATF 16 Implementation for Wire Transfers
Miriam Ratkovicova, Deloitte Transactions and Business Analytics LLP
Recruiting and Developing the Next Generation of Talent
Ryan Welsh, BNY Mellon
Distributed Ledger Technology: Blockchain and Transaction Banking Applications
Adrienne Hughes , Bank of America Merrill Lynch
12:20PM – 2:00PM
Lunch Keynote Address: Big Data
Introduction
Kimberly Burdette
Program Co-Chair
Senior Vice President & Manager, International Financial Institutions
PNC Bank N.A
Speaker
Keith Melton
Director
IBM Commerce Banking & Payments
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2:00PM – 6:00PM
Meetings and Networking
The Annual Conference has been an excellent venue to network with peers, colleagues and clients. We recognize this need and have exclusive times during the conference dedicated for bilateral and small group meetings. We request attendees to conduct meetings strictly during these times, and before or after the general session programming each day.
6:00PM – 7:00PM
Networking Reception
7:00PM – 10:00PM
Gala Dinner
Sponsored By:
DB-BIG
Wednesday, May 4, 2016
ARS is available during all general session presentations.
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WiFi will be available in the ballroom during all educational sessions.
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7:00AM – 8:00AM
Networking Breakfast
7:30AM – 12:00PM
BAFT Registration Open
8:00AM – 3:00PM
Meetings and Networking
8:00AM – 8:10AM
Welcome
Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT
8:10AM – 8:55AM
Opening Address: Innovation: The Ecosystem Experience
While focusing on customer experience and what matters most to your customers is top of mind and critically important to the success of any business, focusing on enabling your ecosystem is quickly becoming the point of meaningful differentiation. It’s what separates the innovators from the laggards. We have an opportunity now more than ever, to go deeper and to expand our reach. Who is in your ecosystem and how are they contributing to the acceleration of innovation and growth in your organization?
Introduction
John Rodriguez
Program Co-Chair
Director, Financial Institutions, Latin America
Barclays Bank
Speakers
David Hunkele
Managing Director
The Norman Group
8:55AM -9:55AM
Emerging Payments – Submerging Compliance
Getting money from one place to another has never been easier. The options to move funds are evolving faster than global warming. But how do they work? And what happens when things go wrong? What are the roles and responsibilities of the participants in the process? This panel will discuss new payment technologies, provide an overview of how they work and shed some light on what laws might apply (or not).
Moderator
Philip Zeidner
Vice-President
BNY Mellon
Speakers
Duncan Douglass
Partner
Alston & Bird LLP
Jim Gillespie
Director of Solutions Consulting
ACI Worldwide
9:55AM – 10:15AM
Morning Coffee Break
10:15AM – 11:15AM
Collaboration in Global Payments
In the last 15 years, there has been tremendous hysteria with regards to FINTech disruptors in the global payments industry. The majority has been hype, a small minority has been successful, but none have solved the end-to-end global payments chain. Today, Banks and FINTech are collaborating to 'crack-the-code' to disrupt the disruptors because the realization that no one party is able to do it on their own is starting to set in.
Moderator
Kenneth Wong
Head, GTB Product Strategy and Innovation
TD Bank
Speakers
Christian Ali
Chief Marketing Officer
Dream Payments
John Hunter
Managing Director, USD Clearing
J.P. Morgan
Stacy Rosenthal
Director, Product Initiatives, SWIFT Americas
SWIFT
11:15AM – 12:15PM
Current Issues in Anti-Money Laundering Compliance
How are the public and private sectors working together to address challenges in compliance with certain anti-money laundering regulations and guidance? Join us for an open conversation examining the state of regulatory compliance and how the industry is changing based on current and anticipated standards.
Moderator
Samantha Pelosi
Senior Vice President, Payments and Innovation
BAFT.
Speaker
Lester Joseph
SVP, Manager
Global Financial Crimes Intelligence Group
Wells Fargo
Walter J. Mix III
Managing Director and Financial Services Practice Group Leader
Berkeley Research Group, LLC
Thomas Welch
Supervisory Special Agent
Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
12:15PM – 1:45PM
Lunch with Closing Speaker
The Curse of Interesting Times
What are the implications of the Iran JCPOA and the modifications to the Cuban Sanctions for US Banks and their Customers?
Introduction
John Rodriguez
Program Co-Chair
Director, Financial Institutions, Latin America
Barclays Bank
Speaker
Serena Moe
Director/Sanctions Regulatory
Global Sanctions and AB&C Compliance
Citigroup Inc.
1:45PM – 2:00PM
Closing Remarks
Kimberly Burdette
Program Co-Chair
Senior Vice President & Manager, International Financial Institutions
PNC Bank N.A
John Rodriguez
Program Co-Chair
Director, Financial Institutions, Latin America
Barclays Bank
Tod Burwell
President and CEO
BAFT