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Sunday, April 28, 2019
6:00AM – 7:00AM
BAFT Golf Shotgun Tournament Breakfast
7:00AM – 12:30PM
BAFT Annual Golf Shotgun Tournament
8:00AM – 6:00PM
BAFT Registration Open
8:00AM – 6:30PM
Meetings and Networking
10:00AM – 12:30PM
BAFT Outdoor Wellness Activity
6:30PM – 7:30PM
Opening Night Reception
7:30PM – 10:00PM
Opening Night Dinner
Featuring the 2019 Future Leaders Class Graduation Ceremony
Monday, April 29, 2019
6:30AM – 7:45AM
BAFT 6th Annual Fun Run/Walk
7:30AM – 5:00PM
BAFT Registration Open
7:30AM – 8:30AM
Networking Breakfast
8:30AM – 08:50AM
Welcome
  • Kimberly Burdette
  • Chair, BAFT
  • Senior Vice President and Manager International Financial Institutions
  • PNC Bank NA
  • Tod Burwell
  • President and CEO
  • BAFT
  • 8:50AM – 9:35AM
    Transaction Banking Global Leaders’ Roundtable
    Moderator
  • Peter Hall
  • Vice President & Chief Economist
  • Export Development Canada
  • Panelists
  • Anurag Bajaj
  • Global Head Correspondent Banking
  • Standard Chartered
  • James Rausch
  • Managing Director
  • Global Head of Banks, Brokers & Exchanges
  • RBC Investor & Treasury Services
  • 9:35AM – 10:05AM
    Cutting Through the Noise: An Interactive Session
    This interactive session will address: What drives your business? What are the main challenges you are facing? What are the main opportunities out there for you? For the first time, we will moderate an interactive session that starts with YOU. Using video material, polling questions and some input from industry thought-leaders, we want to know from you what you want to learn more about and what is important to you to grow your business in these challenging times.
    Facilitators
  • Nick Smit
  • Managing Director
  • Head of Financial Institutions - Americas
  • ING Bank N.V.
  • Peter Zotos
  • Managing Director
  • Treasury Services, North America Banks & Broker Dealers
  • J.P. Morgan
  • 10:05AM – 11:00AM
    Banking 2030 – Evolution or Disruption?
    Visionaries and practitioners from within and outside the industry will challenge your thinking by presenting contrarian visions for what Financial Services may look like in 10+ years. Be prepared to discuss and review what the future holds for your clients, products and the industry overall.
    Moderators
  • Tarik Muzaffar
  • Managing Director and Global Head Financial Institutions
  • TD Bank
  • Christian Stolcke
  • Managing Director
  • Global Head of Banks, Corporate and Institutional Clients Americas
  • UBS
  • Panelists
  • Nicolas Darveau-Garneau
  • Chief Search Evangelist
  • Google
  • Lisa Frazier
  • EVP, Head of Innovation
  • Wells Fargo
  • Gerald Walker
  • CEO Americas
  • ING
  • 11:00AM – 11:20AM
    Networking Break
    11:20AM – 12:15PM
    Collaborative Disruption – Fintech & FIs
    Technology has revolutionized business as we know it. With many businesses embracing the disruptive nature of FinTech, an increasing number of financial institutions are forging partnerships to accelerate the development of innovative solutions in order to respond to customer demands. What are the challenges and opportunities for new technologies like real-time payments and blockchain when taking it from concept to production? What are the future trends in this space? A panel of FinTech and banking innovation executives will discuss the mind-set, investment and collaboration required to successfully commercialize new applications in payments and global transaction banking.
    Moderator
  • Patricia Gomes
  • Executive Vice President
  • Global Head, Trade and Receivables Finance
  • HSBC
  • Panelists
  • Alisa DiCaprio
  • Head of Global Trade Strategy and Research
  • R3
  • Eric Foust
  • Senior Director, Product Management
  • Early Warning
  • Dominic Venturo
  • Executive Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer
  • U.S. Bank
  • 12:15PM – 12:20PM
    BAFT Update
    12:20PM – 1:00PM
    Future Leaders Presentation Part 1
    The class of 2019 Future Leaders Program worked on four projects related to challenges and issues affecting the transaction banking industry today. Listen to two of four project teams as they provide a summary of their findings and recommendations. The other two project teams will present their findings and recommendations tomorrow.
  • Project Team: Current Trade Dynamics: Obstacle or Opportunity
  • Project Team: The Role of Humans in the Transaction Banking Sector
  • 1:00PM – 2:00PM
    Lunch and Learn
    Lunch is included with your registration. You may enjoy lunch with your peers, or have lunch at one of the special tables to discuss hot topics in the industry with experts in the field. Each lunch and learn table of 10 will cover one industry topic of interest. Seats are limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.
    Lunch and Learn Table 1
    The Realities of Payment System Modernization
    Establishing modernized payments systems is about striking a balance between the needs of all the stakeholders, understanding the current infrastructure and its limitations while introducing the new features and functions needed to meet the new payments processing realities. Our group will explore these realities and solutions. Hosted by iSoftware4Banks
    Lunch and Learn Table 2
    Is Your Bank Ready for Next Generation Payments?
    This session will discuss the rapidly changing payments landscape and what this means for your organization. Future success will depend on how well banks recognize and adapt to the ‘next generation’ of payments. Can we learn any lessons from Europe and the introduction of PSD2 and Open Banking? What is the likely adoption roadmap for API payments in North America? What benefits have come from the migration to ISO 20022, and what further challenges lie ahead? Hosted by Pelican
    Lunch and Learn Table 3
    Discover how Banks are Turbo charging their back office operations with Intelligent automation.
    Learn how to combine Machine Learning, AI, Robotic Process Automation, BPM, cognitive processing and analytics into real world solutions. These include automated entity extraction for sanctions screening, letter of credit processing and collections. We use natural language and cognitive processing to understand and assign ticket priority, as well as automate interactions with the back office to help quickly resolve customer issues. Hosted by Persistent Systems
    1:00PM – 6:00PM
    Bilateral 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 conduct meetings strictly during these times, or before/after the session programming each day.
    2:00PM – 6:00PM
    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 – 2:50PM
    Using a SWIFT Service Bureau to Integrate Global Payments
    FNBPA and INTL FCStone discuss INTL FCStone’s recent acquisition of SWIFT solutions provider, PayCommerce, and what this means for banks looking to expand their global payment offering through better utilization of their SWIFT systems.
    Speakers
  • Venkat Banavar V.
  • INTL FCStone
  • Byard Bridge
  • Senior Vice President, Global Payments
  • INTL FCStone
  • Yenner Karto
  • Senior Vice President & Head of International Banking
  • First National Bank of Pennsylvania
  • 3:00PM – 3:50PM
    Using Digital Assets for Cross-Border Payments
    How Ripple is enabling the world to move money like information moves today.
    Speaker
  • Cameron Goldberg
  • Sales Director
  • Ripple
  • 4:00PM – 4:50PM
    New Payments Platform Workshop – The Real Time Payments & Agency Experience in Australia
    Launched in Australia in February 2018, the New Payments Platform (NPP) delivers real time payments providing a fast, flexible, data rich alternative for clients. Twelve months in, what has been the experience and has the NPP delivered on its promise? ANZ has led the industry to provide agency services to regional banks and other non-participants. Join us to find out what the Australian experience has been and the learnings other countries can take.
    Moderator
  • Oz Akdeniz
  • Head of Transaction Banking Americas, Institutional
  • ANZ
  • Panelists
  • Mark Evans
  • MD Transaction Banking, Institutional
  • ANZ
  • Simon Ireland
  • Global Head Financial Institutions Group, Institutional
  • ANZ
  • 4:55PM – 5:10PM
    Update on the BAFT Distributed Ledger Payment Commitment – DLPC
    The BAFT Innovation Council’s DLPC Working Group has just released its Business Best Practice and Technical Best Practices documentation. This session is to provide an update on the Working Group’s efforts to provide technical specifications and a legal framework for payment commitments incorporated in digital trade transactions. The development of new trade platforms has given particular impetus to the efforts of the DLPC Working Group
    Speaker
  • Janna Webskowski
  • Vice President and Senior Product Manager
  • International Banking Group
  • U.S. Bank NA
  • 5:15PM – 6:00PM
    The Respondent’s Playbook: An Overview
    What drivers do correspondent banks consider when establishing new or reviewing existing correspondent banking relationships? What best practices and measures can respondents adopt to increase the likelihood of a favorable outcome? Find out during this must-attend session on the Respondent’s Playbook, a tool BAFT specifically developed for respondent banks, MSBs, and fintech companies.
    Speaker
  • Samantha Pelosi
  • Senior Vice President, Payments & Innovation
  • BAFT
  • 6:00PM – 7:00PM
    Networking Reception and Awards Event
    Tuesday, April 30, 2019
    7:30AM – 5:00PM
    BAFT Registration Open
    7:30AM – 8:45AM
    Networking Breakfast
    8:45AM – 8:50AM
    Welcome
  • Tod Burwell
  • President and CEO
  • BAFT
  • 8:50AM – 9:00AM
    Nominating Committee
  • John Ahearn
  • Past Board Chair, BAFT
  • Global Head, Trade
  • Citi
  • 9:00AM – 9:30AM
    Keynote Address: Future of Transaction Banking
    Speaker
  • Umar Farooq
  • Head of Channels, Analytics & Innovation, Treasury Services
  • Head of Blockchain Initiatives, Corporate and Investment Bank
  • J.P. Morgan
  • 9:30AM – 9:35AM
    BAFT Update
    9:35AM – 10:30AM
    Working Together in Delivering International Trade in Today’s Environment
    New technologies are facilitating the inter-connectivity between the players and the platforms. A few years back, banks were feeling threatened by the emergence of fintechs. Fast forward, fintechs are very much present today and banks are still and will continue to have an important role to play as providers of the financing. The newer technologies, APIs, blockchain, and AI are all enablers to enhancing the process, creating more efficient flow, and ultimately a better customer experience. The panel will discuss and debate these points above.
    Moderator
  • Geoffrey Brady
  • Managing Director, Head of Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • Speakers
  • Nancy B. Amert, MBA, PMP
  • Director, Trade Innovation Lab
  • CGI
  • Dominic A. Capolongo
  • Executive Vice President, Global Head of Funding
  • PrimeRevenue, Inc.
  • Saket Sinha
  • Global Vice President & Blockchain Leader for Financial Services
  • IBM
  • 10:30AM – 10:50AM
    Networking Break
    10:50AM – 11:45AM
    Managing Data in the Digital Age
    The increased use of digital technology is creating massive amounts of data resulting in data deluge. But this digital transformation comes with challenges, particularly around data management. The opportunities that arise from improved data collection, security and management will enable financial institutions to offer a better customer experience thereby boosting customer loyalty, revenues and brand reputation. This session will explore ways to ensure a successful data management strategy.
    Moderator
  • Barry Tooker
  • Chief Product Officer & Global Head of Product Management
  • iSoftware4Banks, Inc.
  • Panelists
  • Dean Abbott
  • Co-Founder, Chief Data Scientist
  • SmarterHQ
  • Baldev Ghuman
  • Head of Information Architecture & Data Strategy, CDO Office
  • Silicon Valley Bank Financial Group
  • Tom Deutsch
  • Watson CTO
  • IBM
  • 11:45PM – 11:50PM
    BAFT Update
    11:50AM – 12:30PM
    Future Leaders Presentation Part 2
    The class of 2019 Future Leaders Program worked on four projects related to challenges and issues affecting the transaction banking industry today. Listen to the other two project teams as they provide a summary of their findings and recommendations.
  • Project Team: The Future of Correspondent Banking
  • Project Team: Building Collaboration between GTB and Rest of Bank
  • 12:30PM – 2:00PM
    Lunch Address
    Featured Speaker
  • Rick Leander
  • Co-Founder and Development Director
  • Understood Connections
  • 2:00PM – 6:00PM
    Bilateral Meetings and Networking
    The Global Annual Meeting is 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 conduct meetings strictly during these times, or before/ after the session programming each day. Refer to page 4 for bilateral meeting rooms.
    2:00PM – 6:00PM
    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 – 2:50PM
    Use of A.I. and Machine Learning (M.L) in Financial Crime Compliance to reduce false positives & Profit from it
    This workshop will cover use cases for AI and, in particular machine learning and look at how they can enable you to achieve greater efficiencies within financial crime compliance. It will look at different machine learning techniques and the underlying data requirements behind them. The session will then look at how data can be harnessed to build processing models, and then in practicality how that can achieve quick wins in sanctions false positive rate (FPR) reduction, and how the models are continually trained to ensure on-going lower FPR over time. Along the way profit from reduce false hits and increased customer satisfaction.
    Speaker
  • Rajiv Desai
  • Senior Vice President, US Operations
  • Pelican
  • 3:00PM – 3:50PM
    The Future of Banking
    Come and learn how banking will look in the future, the changing role of banks and fintechs, and what you should expect from the modern banking experience.
    Speaker
  • Brian Anderson
  • Vice President, Business Development
  • SwapsTech
  • 4:00PM – 4:50PM
    Blockchain for New Era of Trade Facilitation
    Trading lies at the heart of a market economy. Yet massive volumes of antiquated processes clog today’s trade finance systems. IBM is at the forefront of acting as a catalyst to convene consortiums to build trusted trading platforms using blockchain to reduce friction and ease trading processes. In this workshop, we will discuss how trailblazers are breaking down the barriers between banks, and the latest initiative on interconnecting trade platforms.
    Speakers
  • Parm Sangha
  • Executive Partner, European Blockchain Leader
  • IBM
  • Saket Sinha
  • Global Vice President & Blockchain Leader for Financial Services
  • IBM
  • 5:00PM – 5:50PM
    Payments Workshop – The Era of Modernization and Open Banking
    Financial institutions must take a holistic approach to system modernization beyond US real-time payments and support innovations in open banking and ISO 20022. How can banks offer customers the broadest suite of modern solutions to meet today’s growing customer demand while future proofing their investment?
    Speaker
  • Robert Mancini
  • Head of Payments, Americas
  • Finastra
  • 6:00PM – 7:00PM
    Networking Reception
    7:00PM – 10:00PM
    Gala Dinner
    Join us for a special evening during the annual Gala Dinner. The Gala is open to all conference attendees.
    Mountains, Molehills & Digital Disruption

    Steve Gotz is a leading expert on emerging corporate ventures. He will speak about how some of the world’s leading corporations are radically re-imaging their businesses by innovating how they build and invest in new ventures.

    Featured Speaker
  • Steve Gotz
  • Partner
  • Silicon Foundry
  • Wednesday, May 1, 2019
    7:30AM – 8:45AM
    Networking Breakfast

    East Foyer

    7:30AM – 12:00PM
    BAFT Registration Open
    8:45AM – 8:55AM
    Welcome
  • Tod Burwell
  • President and CEO
  • BAFT
  • 8:55AM – 9:40AM
    Geopolitics and Trade
    During this power-packed session, industry experts engage in a candid conversation on the impact geopolitics play in today’s trade, from the new US-Mexico-Canada (USMCA) agreement to the US/China trade wars to trade tariffs. Is the world sentiment for global protectionism starting to wane? What role will WTO play going forward? Make sure to arrive on time on Wednesday to hear this very engaging and relevant session!
    Moderator
  • John Ahearn
  • Global Head, Trade
  • Citi
  • Speakers
  • Amy Celico
  • Partner
  • Albright Stonebridge
  • MaryScott Greenwood
  • CEO, Canadian American Business Council
  • Principal, Dentons US LLP
  • 9:30AM – 10:35AM
    Helping Clients Navigate the Changing Payments Landscape
    In the ever changing landscape in the payments world, RM’s need broader skills to remain relevant to their clients - those FIs and Fintech’s consider as our customers. Advisory and technology skills increase in importance, along with managing large amounts of information and data. This session explores how relationship managers can evolve with the payments landscape to continue to provide value added services to their clients.
    Moderator
  • Thérèse Giambona
  • Executive Director, Treasury Services
  • JP Morgan
  • Panelists
  • Al J. Carpetto
  • Regional Head U.S. & LACA
  • Western Union Global Payments
  • Amy Sahm
  • Senior Vice President and Manager, International
  • Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Stephanie Wolf
  • Head of Global Financial Institutions and Global Government Banking Sales
  • Global Transaction Services
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • 10:35AM – 11:30AM
    Competition Among Cross-Border Payment Networks
    Join us for a lively conversation as representatives from three distinct payment networks discuss what each network brings to the table. We’ll also hear how banks use payment networks and how each different approach helps provide redundancy, expand reach and meet customer needs.
    Moderator
  • Sue-Ellen Speight
  • SVP Global Payments
  • INTL FCStone
  • Panelists
  • Ryan Gaylor
  • Director, Corporate Payments
  • Ripple
  • David Scola
  • Head of North America
  • SWIFTGpi
  • Ajith Thekadath
  • Global Head, Visa B2B Connect, Visa Business Solutions
  • Visa
  • J. Christopher Ward
  • Executive Vice President
  • Head of Product, Treasury Management
  • PNC Bank
  • 11:30AM
    Closing Remarks
  • Nick Smit
  • Managing Director
  • Head of Financial Institutions - Americas
  • ING Bank N.V.
  • Peter Zotos
  • Managing Director
  • Treasury Services, North America Banks & Broker Dealers
  • J.P. Morgan
  • Tod Burwell
  • President and CEO
  • BAFT
  • 11:30AM – 5:00PM
    Bilateral 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 conduct meetings strictly during these times, or before/after the session programming each day.
    12:00PM – 5:00PM
    Post Conference Workshop: Innovation Workshop: Think Like a Start-Up!
    Do you see disruption as a roadblock or an opportunity? Whether your institution is large or small, new or more established, you can apply an agile approach to problem-solving.
    At BAFT’s new Innovation Workshop, you’ll dive in to design thinking with hands-on, collaborative exercises posed to drive customer insights, brainstorm on implications of exponential technology, and encourage shifts from the way you do business today. Learn to think like Google, Apple and Amazon, and adapt innovative solutions to your day to day operations.
    Separate registration required, but those attending both the Annual Conference and the Workshop receive a special bundled price discount.