Istanbul
Fintech Week

15 - 17 September 2020, Istanbul

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About The Event

Istanbul Fintech Week (IFW) is the largest fintech gathering in Turkey and the broader EMEA region. In its first edition, the event hosted +1100 participants through 7 industry streams, 25 thematic stages, country presentations and dozens of startup pitches. IFW is a culmination of three industry summits that have taken place in recent years. Following the same pattern of those summits, IFW brings industry practitioners and enthusiasts together from across the world. Anything that touches upon financial innovation will be undertaken by experts and leaders during this 3-day global event. Join us in Istanbul!

 

Where / When

Banking & Payment Summit @ BJK Vodafone Park / 15 September 2020, Tuesday

Insurtech Summit @ BJK Vodafone Park / 16 September 2020, Wednesday

Blockchain Fest @ Bahcesehir University, Besiktas Campus / 17 September 2020, Thursday

Program

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Opening

by Bora Erdamar and Demet Zübeyiroğlu

Session 1: Creating a distributed universe

The impact of blockchain is immense, argued by some. The implications will be limited, some others content. Despite differing views, distributed technologies have created a wave of change in a multitude of industries. The way business is done, contracts signed, transactions conducted, data stored and many other processes are being reconsidered thanks to blockchain. What is next is a million dollar question.

Session 2: The latest with Blockchain venture funding

Fund raising is always a hot topic that will not get demoded soon as long as there are ventures and entrepreneurs with bright ideas but insufficient resources. As the demand continues, Blockchain has opened up a new venue in fund raising through token sales. Opportunities abound, interest skyrockets but challenges are still out there. The session targets an open discussion of the latest with blockchain ventures, ICOs, STOs, IEOs and institutions.

Coffee Break

A tokenized economy: Reality or Fantasy

Tokenization is an intrinsic element of the Blockchain technology. Thanks to emergence of such technologies and cryptocurrencies, we seem to be moving a step closer towards decentralized token economies. Is tokenized economy an after-life of conventional monetary and securities systems or only an illusion of a complete transformation or something in between? The session hosts a distinguished expert to dwell on digital assets and token economics.

DeFi: An upcoming revolution

DeFi is one of the hottest topics in the crypto space. DeFi is the movement that leverages decentralized networks to transform old financial products into trustless and transparent protocols that run without intermediaries. This session offers insights into how DeFi solutions may impact financial services.

Quantum Computing

Quantum computing is an emerging technology that excites many technologists around the world. The session is committed to explaining what it really is and what sorts of implications that it might create for financial services.

Session 3: The future of crypto trading

The emergence of crypto assets has led to birth of crypto exchanges around the world. The number of traders is in vast numbers; daily turnovers are worth in billions. This has provoked regulators and tax authorities to pay attention to it. It still is an enigma if there will be a global policy towards crypto trading. The question is: how does the future of crypto trading and exchanges look like?

Lunch

Workshop 1: Crypto Trading with Lydia

Workshop 2: Tokenization with Distributed lab

Coffee Break

Workshop 3: Open Innovation with Atronocom

Workshop 4: Loyalty Programs with Lykke

Registration

Opening

Session 1: Regulatory Buzz

Despite being debated widely, regulation draws the framework of doabilities in the banking industry. This is a key element given the progressive nature of banking services. Global standards of banking are poised to spearhead the financial services regulation in countries that are integrated with the international system. Local regulations are also a major building block in paving the way towards banking innovation. The panelists discuss the current regulatory environment in locally and globally, and delve into future trends.

Session 2: Keynote Addresses

Coffee Break

Session 3: Banking Innovation: Yesterday and Tomorrow

Technology has brought the future of banking one level up. Banks are now more embarked on transforming services. Platform banking is one of the ways to switching to new concept of banking that would help the bank of today to survive. Some entrants, usually tech companies, have stepped in with eye-caching products. They have this irresistible argument of providing financial services to all in lighter, more lenient, more user-friendly and cost-effective fashion. What we will see in the future will arguably look a lot more different than banking of the yesterday. Panelist take up on the extent to which innovation shapes up the banking services.

Session 4: Open Banking, PSD2 and beyond

Open banking has become a widespread topic in the innovation circles due partly to regulatory changes. PSD2 has paved the way for banks to open their APIs and share their once-sacred data. This will help boost the ecosystem by empowering more entrepreneurs to develop solutions to increase customer satisfaction and cost efficiencies. The openness is likely to impact the conventional banks as they are enforced to compete with peers as well as emerging actors. Panelists will debate what has happened so far in the open banking landscape and what awaits us in the near future. They will also elaborate on the current policies of their institutions towards openness and APIs.

Lunch

Session 5: Payments: What is next?

The payments industry is currently undergoing a fundamental transformation. The industry is on the brink of a drastic change caused by new regulations, technologies, currency systems and customer expectations, forcing its players to deliver increased value propositions. Transfers cross-border are also greatly impacted by similar drivers plus blockchain-based solutions. The panel weighs on current trends in payments and transfers with forward-looking highlights.

Session 6: Cybersecurity is a top priority

Due to increasing number of incidents globally towards undermining the integrity of banking infrastructures via breaches, frauds and heists, cybersecurity has risen up on the agenda of bank executives. In this paradigm shift, the traditional multilayered defence that banks already have is proven to be inadequate. Cybersecurity is multi-verse framework that permeates to a variety of bank services. The experts in the panel look into those services and solutions by presenting the peculiar challenges and opportunities from their perspectives.

Coffee Break

Session 7: Banks as ecosystem enablers

The era towards self-sufficiency in capacity and infrastructure is nearly over. As customer journey comes to the fore, expectations ratchet up. Legacy systems are not always readily available to meet with the changing demand. This does not only lead to emergence of new players with agile and efficient solutions but also to a landscape where market leaders feel forced to collaborate with the new entrants. How does this landscape need to be structured to optimize the collaboration? The panelists will attempt to find answers to this question.

Session 8: CEOs panel

Registration

Opening

Session 1: Regulatory Buzz

Despite being debated widely, regulation draws the framework of doabilities in the insurance market. This is a key element given the progressive nature of the insurance applications. The panelists will discuss the current regulatory environment in locally and globally, and delve into future trends.

Session 2: Keynote Addresses

Coffee Break

Session 3: Insurance Innovation: Yesterday and Tomorrow

Insurance industry evolves in an exponential fashion. Innovation changes the way insurance and reinsurance products are developed, processed and delivered. Insurance services go fully-digital. Awareness of the conventional players has dramatically increased towards innovation. Key regulations are often revisited towards a balanced growth of the insurance ecosystem. The inquiry is what awaits the insurance industry and services in the way forward.

Session 4: Insurtech and Beyond

InsurTech is a buzz word and a trending topic these days in insurance industry. It transcribes into applications with AI, IoT, machine learning, data analytics, risk management and intelligent robots. The InsurTech influence is the primary goal of this session of which its speakers will bring to the board towards their professional experience. Speakers will delve into practitioner’s experience in various markets across the globe.

Lunch

Session 5: Understanding Digital Customer of Insurance

Amid fierce competition, insurance service providers are driven towards efficiency and user satisfaction. Online customer journey is now a reality as understanding the customer has become a key catalyst. Despite growth in such attention, penetration of online retail products is still an issue. Reaching to and engaging with new generation customers is the key success factor for the future. Digitization is one of the venues for a sustainable customer onboarding as the panelists discuss.

Life, Wealth and Pension

Digital wealth management is a trending topic these days in financial industry. It transcribes into applications with AI, machine learning, data analytics and intelligent robots. Speakers will delve into practitioner’s experience locally and globally.

Coffee Break

Insurers as ecosystem enablers

The era towards self-sufficiency in capacity and infrastructure is nearly over. As customer journey comes to the fore, expectations ratchet up. Legacy systems are not always readily available to meet with the changing demand. This does not only lead to emergence of new players with agile and efficient solutions but also to a landscape where market leaders feel forced to collaborate with the new entrants. How does this landscape need to be structured to optimize the collaboration? The panelists will attempt to find answers to this question.

CEOs panel

Some of the Speakers from IFW’19

IFW ’20 PREMIUM SPONSORS

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IFW’19 SPONSORS

Event Venues

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Startup Pass
$60

  • 3 - Day pass for startups under 3 years
  • Entry to the exhibition area
  • Entry to all of the stages and sessions (exc. C-Suite)

One Day Pass
$90

  • One Day Pass
  • Entry to the exhibition area
  • Entry to all of the stages and sessions (exc. C-Suite)

3-Day Pass
$120

  • 3 - Day pass
  • Entry to the exhibition area
  • Entry to all of the stages and sessions (exc. C-Suite)

C-Pass
$350

  • 3 - Day pass
  • Entry to the exhibition area
  • Entry to all of the stages and sessions
  • Entry to C-Suite and special meetings (limited space)

Contact Us

Address

Assembly Buildings, Büyükdere Cd. No:175, Ferko Signature Plaza, Levent, 34394, Istanbul

Phone Number

+90-212-924-2050

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