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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 5th Annual Run/Walk
7:30AM – 5:00PM
BAFT Registration Open
7:00AM – 8:30AM
Networking Breakfast
8:30AM - 8:45AM
Welcome Day 1
  • Kimberly Burdette
  • Chair, BAFT
  • Senior Vice President and Manager International Financial Institutions
  • PNC Bank
  • Tod Burwell
  • President and CEO
  • BAFT
  • 8:50AM – 9:00AM
    Nominating Committee
    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 and Head of Transaction Banking
  • Banks, Brokers & Exchanges
  • RBC
  • 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
  • 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
    Panelists
  • Jamie Armistead
  • Business Line Leader – Zelle
  • Early Warning
  • Alisa DiCaprio
  • Head of Global Trade Strategy and Research
  • R3
  • Dominic Venturo
  • Executive Vice President, Chief Innovation Officer
  • U.S. Bank
  • 12:15PM – 12:20PM
    BAFT Update (Video)
    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: The Future of Correspondent Banking
  • 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
    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
  • Yenner Karto
  • Senior Vice President & Head of International Banking
  • First National Bank of Pennsylvania
  • Byard Bridge
  • Senior Vice President, Global Payments
  • INTL FCStone
  • Venkat Banavar V.
  • INTL FCStone
  • 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.
    Keynote Speaker
  • 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
  • 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 Day 2
  • 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 day 2
    Speaker
  • Umar Farooq
  • Head of Channels, Analytics & Innovation, Treasury Services
  • Head of Blockchain Initiatives, Corporate and Investment Bank
  • J.P. Morgan
  • 9:30AM – 10:25AM
    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
  • Cara Dailey
  • Chief Data Officer
  • Silicon Valley Bank
  • Tom Deutsch
  • Watson CTO
  • IBM
  • 11:45AM – 12:25PM
    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: Current Trade Dynamics? Obstacle or Opportunity
  • Project Team: Building Collaboration between Global Transaction Banking (“GTB”) and Other Bank Divisions – The Financial Institution Value Proposition
  • 12:30PM – 12:45PM
    Cutting Through the Noise: An Interactive Wrap Up
    Facilitator
  • Tarik Muzaffar
  • Managing Director and Global Head Financial Institutions
  • TD Bank
  • 12:45PM – 2:00PM
    Lunch Address
    Featured Speaker
  • Rick Leander
  • Co-Founder and Development Director
  • Understood Connections
  • 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 AI and Machine Learning (ML) 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
  • 2:00PM – 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.
    5:00PM – 5:50PM
    BAFT Respondents’ Playbook
    6:00PM – 7:00PM
    Networking Reception
    7:00PM – 10:00PM
    Gala Dinner
    Wednesday, May 1, 2019
    7:30AM – 8:45AM
    Networking Breakfast

    East Foyer

    7:30AM – 12:00PM
    BAFT Registration Open
    8:45AM – 8:55AM
    Welcome Day 3
  • Tod Burwell
  • President and CEO
  • BAFT
  • 8:55AM – 9:40AM
    Featured Session: Geopolitics
    Moderator
  • John Ahearn
  • Global Head, Trade
  • Citi
  • Speakers
  • Amy Celico
  • Partner
  • Albright Stonebridge
  • MaryScott Greenwood
  • CEO
  • Canadian Business Council
  • 9:30AM – 10:25AM
    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
  • Alfred J. Carpetto
  • Regional Head U.S. & LACA
  • Western Union Global Payments
  • Panelists
  • Amy Sahm
  • Senior Vice President and Manager, International
  • Fulton Financial Corporation
  • Stephanie Wolf
  • Managing Director
  • Bank of America Merrill Lynch
  • 10:30AM – 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!
    Be more agile. Take risks. Conceive fresh ideas. That’s exactly what this new and exciting workshop is all about. Immediately following the Annual Meeting, we are offering a transformational workshop on innovation. During this action-oriented, hands-on workshop, you’ll be exposed to design thinking exercises posed to drive customer insights, brainstorm on implications of exponential technology, and encourage shifts from the way you do business today. Be prepared to participate, exchange ideas and engage in active brainstorming. This is not a technical workshop on blockchain, AI, machine learning or other applications. Instead, you will gain insights, lessons and leave equipped with tools to fully embrace digital disruption, view problems and situations from a different set of lenses and start thinking like a start-up!
    Separate registration required, but those attending both the Annual Conference and the Workshop receive a special bundled price discount.