"THRIVING IN A HYPER-CONNECTED WORLD" WAS THIS YEAR'S MAIN THEME AT SIBOS, THE WORLD PREMIER CONFERENCE FOR THE FINANCIAL INDUSTRY
This year's conference theme - thriving in a hyper-connected world - recognises the challenges, and opportunities that mass digitisation and data-driven relationships present for the Sibos community. Sibos 2019 explored the impact of new technologies on infrastructures, value propositions and business models and identified the culture, skills and working practices that organisations need to maximise the potential of both human and machine capabilities.
The financial flows are fully embedded in a connected ecosystem, but keeping the momentum needs vision, determination and collaboration from the banking industry. This is the value of a conference like Sibos, annually organised by SWIFT* for the financial industry. which tackles industry issues, leadership skills and motivational techniques within the framework of payments, securities, cash management and trade.
For UniCredit it is a unique occasion to meet many banks, fintechs and IT providers, from all over the world. The Conference hosted in London from 23 to 26 September was attended by more than 9000 delegates from over 200 countries.
To keep the established role in such a complex change, UniCredit was present with a joint delegation from CIB, UniCredit Services and CEE, led by Co-CEO of Commercial Banking CEE and SWIFT Board Member, Gianfranco Bisagni and GTB Head Luca Corsini. The participation jointly Business Lines and UniCredit Services represents a valuable advantage in terms of new business opportunities and in tackling new projects, products and services from their early stages.