Risks and Rewards of Transformative Tech for the Financial Services Industry
Wednesday, 12 June 2019
- 3:35 PMHow to embrace the fintech disruption?
Speaker: Ruomeng Wang, Research Manager, Fintech Intelligence Service
With disruption from new entrants and new technologies, the finance market is becoming more diversified than ever. Fintech has taken centre stage with the meteoric rise of challenger/neo banks and the transformation in how traditional financial institutions operate. After payments and lending, what are the next growth areas? How will AI and blockchain impact traditional financial institutions? This briefing will survey the evolving competitive landscape and investment trends, and explore how financial institutions can embrace the disruption to grow and innovate together with new technologies and fintech players.
- 3:55 PMAI's pervasive impact across industries and the supply chain
Speaker: Luca DeAmbroggi, Director, Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence - encompassing machine learning, neural networks, deep learning and more - is having a revolutionary impact across industry verticals and across the value chain. AI technologies are becoming pervasive in applications as varied as process monitoring and control, quality, human machine interface, cybersecurity and many others. At the same time, leveraging the new and disruptive approaches enabled by AI comes with many challenges. This presentation will explore how organizations are triangulating between technology readiness, investment requirements, and industry preparedness, and evaluating how to monetize and drive ROI from AI investments.
- 4:15 PMUnderstanding investment opportunities across the Battery Supply Chain
Speaker: Julian Jansen, Research Manager, Energy Storage
With e-mobility effectively becoming the most important end-market for Lithium-ion batteries, the automotive sector not only is driving demand growth but also is setting price trends across other end markets, such as stationary energy storage. The varied strategies that automotive OEMs and battery manufacturers are pursuing to secure long-term supplies of Li-ion batteries are in turn driving procurement strategies, pricing, and future technology developments. This presentation will address supply and demand dynamics of Li-ion batteries and the future trajectory of various end-markets; highlight the resultant investment opportunities; and address the strategies pursued by key industry players to de-risk the long-term supply of Li-ion batteries.
- 4:30 PM5G – One network, many challenges
Speaker: Jenalea Howell, Research Director, Transformative Technologies
The first wave of commercial 5G deployments has begun, but the road to 5G is long as players across industries search for the most compelling use cases and, of course, revenue. From network infrastructure, to devices, to the changing broadband landscape, 5G rollouts face a host of challenges - the moving parts are many, competition is intense, and the stakes are high. This presentation will highlight how new capabilities built around 5G will enable new use cases across industries, creating near-term winners and the potential for long-term losers.