Speakers Announced For KPMG FinTech Summit

May 8, 2018

The KPMG’s FinTech Summit will be held on Thursday May 31 at Elbow Beach, with topics ranging from the “current and future implications of RegTech to how blockchain is revolutionizing the way business is transacted.”

“The FinTech landscape is far reaching. With KPMG’s FinTech Summit, we will concentrate on separating reality from the hype and showing leaders where to focus and how to make smart investments,” says Charles Thresh, Managing Director, Head of Advisory, KPMG in Bermuda.

“Corporate leaders will hear from local and global professionals as they share insights and experiences across topics ranging from the current and future implications of RegTech to how blockchain is revolutionizing the way business is transacted to leveraging data and analytics and robotic process automation to how to find the right high-quality, relevant FinTech solution.”

Speaker Roster as provided by KPMG:

Chris Steele, KPMG in the UK

  • RegTech – a reality and key part of financial services, now and for the future. How are you thinking about it and your digital strategy? Chris Steele will outline the current state and live challenges that RegTech is designed to address. He will also cover future trends that will continue to drive the adoption of RegTech.

Simon Richardson, Oracle, Chris Eaton, KPMG in Bermuda

  • The realities of Automating Regulatory Compliance – better understand how to leverage automation to aid data and resource-intensive exercises to enhance operational efficiency and connect different components of the financial crime & compliance management process automatically end-to-end

Eamonn Maguire, KPMG in the US; James Wallis, VP Blockchain Markets & Engagement, IBM Industry Platforms

  • Crossing the line in blockchain
  • Early adopters in a variety of industries have taken blockchain across the line, revolutionizing the way business is transacted.

Mark Allitt, KPMG in Bermuda – moderator; Eamonn Maguire, KPMG in the US; James Wallis, VP Blockchain Markets & Engagement, IBM Industry Platforms; John Narraway, BDA

  • Blockchain Panel discussion – opportunities and challenges
  • Opportunities and challenges on blockchain execution from the operation front, such as consortium governance and product commercialization, to the technical front, such as suitability of platforms and scalability.

Premier David Burt

  • Lunch and Key Note Address

Wolfgang Huber, KPMG Germany

  • Getting smart about RPA: It seems to be the topic de jour. Why is it so hot, what steps do you need to take to make it a success and what are the pitfalls? Wolfgang Huber will outline the realistic expectations you should have with RPA including project success factors, vendor and software selection and operating model considerations. He will share with the audience live use cases of bots in action.

Dennis Deveaux, KPMG Bahamas

  • Data and Analytics – Get a deeper understanding about how data and analytics can enhance your business – front office through to the back office – from enhancing the customer journey to being a risk management tool. Dennis Deveraux, KPMG Bahamas, will let you know where you should be focusing and to keep you from drowning in the data.

David Milligan, CEO, KPMG-Matchi

  • Access your FinTech opportunity: The fintech industry has experienced rapid investment and growth in a very short space of time, KPMG-Matchi has proven and practical approaches to help you to find high quality and relevant fintech solutions from around the world. Discover the ways you can collaborate with the best emerging technologies in a way that builds internal support and leads to real business impact

Charles Thresh, KPMG in Bermuda; Peter Hughes, CEO, Apex; Laura Taylor, Managing Partner and CFO, Nephila Kathleen Faries, Head of Bermuda, TMR; Gerald Gakundi, Deputy Director, Insurance Supervision, Bermuda Monetary Authority

  • A panel with industry experts – Industry leaders share their thoughts on FinTech and how their firms are dealing with the disruption.

“Companies shouldn’t have to struggle to recognize what is relevant. We will help them understand the landscape as it applies to Bermuda and provide live examples of solutions in action,” shares Alexandra McInnes, Director, Advisory, KPMG in Bermuda.

The 2018 FinTech Summit will be held on Thursday May 31, 2018 at Elbow Beach. Tickets are available through ptix.bm. For more information, visit kpmg.bm

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