Amsterdam Banking Forum
Leadership, Strategy, Innovation & Transformation in Banking
The Banking 50 Amsterdam Banking Forum platform for banks top management from Netherlands and Europe to share last information, trends and developments. Event for executive audience for 150 people, from whom 80% is bankers. As business community for bankers The Banking 50 care about good dialog between market leaders and strong representation from all of Dutch banks.
The Banking 50 media partner for Money20/20, which starts June 6th. After the Forum, from 17:00 to 21:00 we host a Money20/20 Pre-Party. It will take place in trendy bar of Amsterdam with nice panoramic views. Great networking opportunities with bankers and leaders of financial sector from Netherlands and other countries.
Session 1 – Strategic Leadership
(09:00 – 11:00)
In this session will will discuss what’s on top of a bank’s agenda for 2023/24. We will look at strategies of banks across continents, whilst looking at best practices in leadership, people v. technology and innovation vs. regulation.
09:00 Conference Opening by Elena Kriek & Morten Kriek, Founders of The Banking 50 and Wisselbanck.
09:10 Presentation on Macro-economics and Banking Sector Outlook by Valeria Laszlo, Solution Associate Partner, McKinsey & Partners
09:30 Presentation by Wiehann Weerts, Director, Monocle Solutions
09:50 Tokenisation & Digital Assets by Edwin van Bommel, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, ABN AMRO Bank
10:10 Panel Discussion: The Future of Tokenisation & Digital Assets
- Edwin van Bommel, Chief Strategy and Innovation Officer, ABN AMRO Bank (Netherlands)
- Monica Millares, BigPay | Challenge Banking (Malaysia), Thought Leader and Podcast Host
- Dolf Diederichsen, Founder & CEO, Hyphe (moderator)
Session 2 – Leading Innovation
12:00 – 14:00
During this session we will look at best practices in leading innovation, and successfully driving innovation through the organisation. In a separate spotlight session, we will talk about the challenges of innovation during crisis. How do current geopolitical developments, and the war in Ukraine, impact the banking and financial services sectors worldwide? We will be looking at recent events, and what to expect with the input of some of the world’s foremost experts and thought leaders.
12:00 Keynote: AI – a use case of Digital Transformation by Ara Abrahamyan, Ph.D.Board Advisor, Ameriabank, Ex-Chief Digital Officer, Erste Group Bank
In this session we I be talking about the fact and the way of change in People’s expectation in digital world. Supplemented with the Economy turning into zero marginal cost one causing huge competitive pressure. With my core believe of the Digital transformation (DT) being the the answer to this challenges we will look at an example of DT’s use case – in the framwork of “What to do (AI)” and “how to do (partnership)”. We will understand the basics of AI leading to a concept of “Hybrid AI/Human intelligence“ and look at Partnership models with innovative firms (Such as cognaize.ai) as the answer.
12:30 Banks & fintechs innovation landscape in Poland. Alior Bank example. by Kamila Wincenciak, Chief Innovation Officer, Alior Bank (Poland)
12:45 Presentation by Creatio
13:00 Panel Discussion: Innovation & Sustainability in Banking
- Edward Strycharczuk, Global Product Lead – Cards Hub & Cards Processing, ING Bank
- Olaf Baunack, Senior VP of Financial Services & Insurance at Intellias
- Sheraiza Hasanradja, CFO, European Merchant Services
Ara Abrahamyan, Ph.D.Board Advisor, Ameriabank, Ex-Chief Digital Officer, Erste Group Bank
Session 3 – Leading Transformation
15:00 – 17:00
What are the best practices in transformation projects? From cultural to digital transformation, and everything in between we will discuss in this session.
15:00 “Banking is necessary, IT is not” – why transformation must be business-led by Dr Philipp Kleine Jäger, Senior Partner at CORE
15:20 Leading Cultural Transformation by Fons Trompenaars, CEO, Trompenaars Hampden-Turner, Thought Leader, Thinkers 50, Bestselling Author
Fons Trompenaars one of the most influential management thinkers in the world (Thinkers50). He is recognised around world for his work as consultant, trainer, motivational speaker and author of various books on all subjects of culture and business.
He’s an accomplished business motivational speaker and is both lively and amusing on the subject of cultural stereotypes and how we can get beyond them. His Seven Dimensions of Culture is the leading model for managers and negotiators wanting to work more effectively with people of different nationalities. Anyone who has ever led a multi cultural team knows why they need to hear what Fons has to share.
He has spent over 30 years helping Fortune 500 leaders manage and solve their business and cultural dilemmas to increase global effectiveness and performance, particularly in the areas of globalisation, mergers and acquisition, HR, Managing Change, leadership development and digitalisation.
15:50 Presentation by Krista den Uijl, CTO, Knab
16:00 Presentation by Olaf Biemond, Project & Change Management, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB, Dutch Central Bank)
16:10 Panel Discussion – Leading Transformation
- Fons Trompenaars, CEO, Trompenaars Hampden-Turner, Thought Leader, Thinkers 50, Bestselling Author
- Krista den Uijl, CTO, Knab
- Olaf Biemond, Project & Change Management, De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB, Dutch Central Bank)
Morten Kriek, Co-Founder, The Banking 50 & Wisselbanck
17:30 – 21:00
The Banking 50 is a media partner for Money20/20, which starts June 6th. At the end of our Amsterdam Banking Forum, from 17:30 to 21:00, we host a Money20/20 Pre-Party. It will take place in a trendy bar at our Amsterdam venue, with nice panoramic views. Great networking opportunities with bankers and leaders from the financial sector in The Netherlands and other countries. Attendees not only from our forum, but also from Money20/20.
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