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BIIA 2019 Biennial Conference Oct 30th to November 1, 2019; Bangkok, Thailand

BIIA 2019 Biennial Conference Oct 30th to November 1, 2019; Bangkok, Thailand

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October 30th/31st to November 01, 2019. 

Okura Prestige Hotel Bangkok, Thailand



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The BIIA Biennial 2019 conference will start on October 30th with a welcome and networking reception at 18:30 hours to 20:30 hrs.  The conference program starts on October 31st at 09:00 hours.  It will be a full day meeting ending with a networking reception 18:30 to 20:30 hours.  Conference ends in the early afternoon of November 01, 2019.

Sponsorship:  BIIA offers sponsorship opportunities at the event.  For details please scroll down.  If you would require further information please contact any of the Executive Committee Members indicated below.

Organizing Committee: We are keen to involve the membership in the organization of the event. Please join the Executive Committee to make this an outstanding event!  For further details please feel free to contact any of the members of the Executive Committee: Joachim Bartels, Neil Munroe or Peter Sheerin


Key themes for the BIIA 2019 Biennial conference are emerging and our conference committee is working on the following sessions

Technological changes are accelerating at an unprecedented pace.  Our conference theme in 2017 was ‘Embracing Digitization’ reflecting the rush to digitize data, information and knowledge.

For the BIIA 2019 Biennial Conference we chose to express the technological changes impacting our clients and our industry in form of a formula: 

“AI + Analytics + Data = The Future of Managing Risk”

AI (Artificial Intelligence) Keynote and panel discussion: AI is playing an increasing part in extracting insights or knowledge from a deluge of digitized data and in real time.  For those who have to make accurate decisions in real time about opportunity and risk, the inherited promises would be a welcome advancement.  There a those who put the promises of AI on their banners, others dismiss them as hype.  In the opening sessions we are going to discuss the current developments and uses of AI by clients and by members of our industry.

  • Artificial Intelligence:  Reality or Hype – The Challenges for the Financial Services Industry and the Likely Consequences for Business/Credit Information

    • Keynote – Future prospects and challenges by Dr. Anthony Scriffignano, Chief Data Officer Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (confirmed)
  • Impact of Artificial Intelligence (AI) on the Business / Credit Information Industry 

    Panel discussion moderated by Dr. Anthony Scriffignano, Chief Data Officer Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (confirmed)

    • Panelist: Professor Dr. Gjergji Kasneci, CTO & Head of Innovation and Strategic Analysis at SCHUFA Holding AG, Germany (confirmed)
    • Panelist:  Senior Analyst from Forrester Research (confirmed)
    • Panelists:  Experts from the Credit Insurance Industry and the IT sector have been invited

  • The Changing Dynamics of Risk Management Information

The availability of data for use in risk management is changing at a rapid pace through the advent of new technology, the changing behavior of consumers, followed by the intervention of regulators.

New technology, such as Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) and Block Chain are facilitating direct access to new data sources, previously unavailable to credit information providers, which when combined with new analytical tools like AI and Machine Learning, is enhancing the products and services that can be offered to those offering finance and to the end user of these services – consumers and SMEs in particular.

The same dynamics are also challenging the traditional credit information industry data models, with direct access to more timely data, some believe, negating the need by the new ‘Fintech’ breed of lenders to access central credit information databases.

We are seeing consumers and SMEs attitude to the use of their data changing.  On one hand they are increasingly seeing the benefit of their data in allowing them access to financial services and on the other they are becoming increasingly concerned about what data is held by which organizations and for what purposes the data is being used, which is leading to a focus by regulators on cybersecurity measures and data privacy rights. 

Regulators are increasingly looking at ways in which new and alternative data sources from both the public and private sectors, can be made available to benefit consumers and SMEs through greater access to finance and other services. Some of these initiatives, such as ‘open data’ and PSD2 provide the credit information industry with opportunities to acquire more data. At the same time other regulators are also working on limiting the use of data through tighter data privacy regulations, like GDPR.

In this session our speakers will explore the changing data dynamics as a result of new technology (such as APIs and Block Chain) and the regulatory initiatives (such as ‘open data’ and PSD2) that are allowing access to previously unavailable data sources and provide case studies on how the credit information industry is using this data to help lenders and other providers of finance meet the needs of consumers and SMEs. We will also explore through further case studies how new players are using these same dynamics to ‘by pass’ the traditional credit information industry model. And finally we will consider how these changing dynamics sit alongside a growing appetite by regulators for tighter cybersecurity and data privacy measures to ensure that individuals and small businesses data is used in a secure and proportionate way.

    • Moderated by Neil Munroe, Deputy Managing Director BIIA
    • Panelist:  Enrico Lodi, General Manager at CRIF and President of ACCIS
    • Panelist:  Mohan JAYARAMAN, Regional Managing Director Asia Pacific for Decisions Analytics (DA), Business Information Services (BI) and Data at Experian
    • Panelist:  Marc Barrachin, Managing Director, Product Research and Innovation at S&P Global Market Intelligence

  • Financial Inclusion is driven by the need to provide access to finance for individuals, micro and small business.

This panel discussion is organised by the  SME Finance Forum of the International Finance Corporation and moderated by Matt Gamser, CEO of the SME Financial Forum.  Of keen interest for our members will be the discussion on the challenges for credit information services plus the way forward: “Credit information is dead, long live ‘financial capability information’:

Definitions and dilemmas:

    • What does financial inclusion mean?  Why is it different from financial “access”?
      Why is it so hard to measure inclusion?  Why is there so much controversy over whether financial inclusion is a good thing?

Challenges for credit information services:

    • Why, despite so much expansion of operations (and the positive results of the spread of credit information worldwide and in Asia), are so many people & businesses still uncovered and also not included?
    • What are some of the breakthroughs that are leading to more people being “covered”?
      • … and why (picking up on 2 years ago) have so many of these of these come from outside the established industry
      • What is the industry doing?
      • How do regulation and regulators affect progress in this area?

The way forward:

    • “Credit” information is dead, long live “financial capability” information?
    • Services moving beyond just financing (including prescribing other individual and business support)
    • Service delivery/credit info clients diversification – industry already serves many corporates in the real sector, but is that enough?  Is the present relationship strategy enough?

Panelists invited:

    • Panelist from MyBank/ Ant Financial (invited)
    • Other Fintech companies are expected to accept soon

  • Identity:  Keynote – Increasing importance of managing identity – challenges and trends –  a perspective of a compliance professional

    • TAN WEE SOON, Executive Director, Group Financial Crime & Security Services (FCSS), DBS Bank Singapore

 


  • Identity

    Identity has become a major business activity driven by AML, KYC, eKYC compliance requirements.

BIIA has invited a number of its members to discuss the dynamics of their growing ‘identity’ businesses.  Much of it is b2b although the convergence of business identities and the identities of individuals is underway.  No business can function without an owner and management in particular those who have beneficial ownership or hold proxies. All of which is dependent on transparency, however compliance officers often bemoan the lack of reliable, accurate and timely information.

BIIA has invited the GLEIF Organization (Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation).  GLEIF is tasked to support the implementation and use of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI).   The discussion will focus on current developments of the LEI and the future prospects of the LEI becoming the neutral company identifier for legal and financial transactions and if mandated by local authorities in the interest of AML/KYC compliance, would this lead to greater transparency.  

    • Phil Cotter, Managing Director Risk at Refinitiv (confirmed);
    • Dr. Anthony Scriffignano, Chief Data Officer Dun & Bradstreet Corporation (confirmed);
    • Wayne Johnson, CEO at encompass   (confirmed);
    • Stefan Wolf,  CEO at LEI Organization (confirmed)
    • Douglas Wolfson, Director of Market Planning, LexisNexis Risk Solutions (invited)

  • The Future of Credit & Credit Information  – 

Given the almost unprecedented pace of technological change we expect this panel discussion to be rather provocative.  We expect active participation by the audience.

    • Panel Discussion with CEOs, COOs, CIOs  moderated by Neil Munroe, Deputy Managing Director at BIIA.
    • Matt Gamser, CEO at the SME Finance Forum of the IFC (confirmed)
    • Jérôme Pezé, CEO and Founder at Tinubu Square (confirmed)
    • Cato Syversen, CEO at Creditsafe (confirmed)
    • Carlo Gherardi,  CEO at CRIF (invited)


Supporting organizations

BIIA is working in partnership with the IFC’s SME Finance Forum to organize a special program on Financial Inclusion:  Assisting Micro and Small Businesses with access to finance through improved information. 

This session will be of particular interest for BIIA and SME Financial Forum members.  Stay tuned!

 

BIIA member Forrester Research will, as in the past, be a key participant in the BIIA 2019 Biennial Conference

BIIA member Reciprocus International, Singapore, as in the past, is a key participant in the recruitment of BIIA’s new Chairman and industry experts for the BIIA 2019 Biennial Conference

 

 

ICISA will, as in prior BIIA conferences, be a key participant in the BIIA 2019 Biennial Conference



Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) is tasked to support the implementation and use of the Legal Entity Identifier (LEI).

The LEI is a 20-digit, alpha-numeric code based on the ISO 17442 standard developed by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). Each LEI connects to key reference information describing a legal entity including its ownership structure. LEIs enable smarter, less costly and more reliable decisions about who to do business with, while bringing simplicity to onboarding and transacting. Close to 1.4 million LEIs have been issued globally as of March 2019.

The Legal Entity Identifier (LEI) offers businesses a one-stop approach to identifying legal entities, which has the potential to take the complexity out of business transactions. Via the Global LEI Index, the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF) makes available the largest online source of company register data providing open, standardized and high-quality legal entity reference data.

At the BIIA 2019 Biennial Conference the audience will be provided with an update on recent developments of the LEI and will discuss whether the LEI will be a route to standardized, higher quality company register data and will ultimately lead to a greater transparency.


BIIA 2019 Biennial Pre-Conference Regulatory Round Table October 30th, 2019 at 14:00 – 17:00 hours, at the Okura Prestige Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand

BIIA, as the leading trade association for the information industry in the region, has been approached by a number of regulators and policy makers to facilitate a regulatory round table to allow the interchange of information on key topics of interest to regulators and policy makers, in conjunction with our Biennial Conference which will be held in Bangkok 31 October – 1 November 2019.

The discussion at the Regulatory Round Table will be moderated by Neil Munroe, the Deputy Managing Director of BIIA, Chair of the BIIA Regulatory Forum and a member of the International Committee on Credit Reporting (ICCR) and will be supported by a small number of key global experts who will be able to comment on recent global developments.

The key topics that will be discussed at the Regulatory Round Table will be:

  • The impact of Cybersecurity in the credit reporting eco-system and
  • The impact and challenges of privacy following the implementation of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation.

As part of the round table, the ICCR, the acknowledged global standards setting body chaired by the World Bank Group, will be sharing their findings and recommendations on the impact of cybersecurity on credit reporting.

The Regulatory Round Table will be held as an invitation only event and operate under ‘Chatham House’ rules to ensure an open dialogue amongst participants. 

Who should attend?

We believe the items to be discussed in the forum will be of interest to senior executives from Central Banks, Data Protection and Cybersecurity Authorities.

How to register for the Regulatory forum.

There will be no cost to attend this specific forum which will be held during the afternoon of October 30th (the day before the BIIA Biennial Conference). A fee will be payable for attending the main Conference.   

Anyone who would like to attend the forum are asked to contact Peter Sheerin, a Member of BIIA’s Executive Committee – [email protected] who will arrange for appropriate letters of invitation to be issued.    Please be aware that there will be limited seating thus we encourage interested parties to register early.

Registration for the forum (which is separate for the registration for the BIIA 2019 Biennial Conference) will close at 5pm on 18 October 2019.  Registration for the conference will be available early May.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Please contact any of the members of the Executive Committee: Joachim Bartels, Neil Munroe or Peter Sheerin

Platinum (US$15,000) – limited to one sponsor

Package includes sponsorship of networking reception on day 1. Sponsor will be given 5mins at start of networking reception to introduce company

Package also includes:

  • Logo on registration website, onsite signage, BIIA’s website, on sponsor slides at the event and on any official printed event materials
  • Logo listed in the BIIA Newsletter
  • Four free registrations

Diamond (US$10,000) – limited to two sponsors      2 – SOLD

Package 1 – welcome reception on evening before day     
Package 2 – Delegate gifts

Each package includes:

  • Logo on registration website, onsite signage, BIIA’s website, on sponsor slides at the event and on any official printed event materials
  • Logo listed in the BIIA Newsletter
  • Three registrations per Diamond sponsor

Gold (US$7,500) – limited to four sponsors

Package 1 – Delegate lanyards
Package 2 – Morning break day 1  SOLD
Package 3 – Afternoon break day 1  SOLD
Package 4 – Morning break day 2
Each package includes:

  • Logo on registration website, onsite signage, BIIA’s website, on sponsor slides at the event and on any official printed event materials
  • Logo listed in the BIIA Newsletter
  • Two free registrations per Gold sponsor

Silver (US$3,000) – limited to six sponsors

Each package includes:                                    2 SOLD

  • Logo on registration website, onsite signage, BIIA’s website, on sponsor slides at the event and on any official printed event materials
  • Logo listed in the BIIA Newsletter
  • One free registration per Silver sponsor

Bronze (US$1,500) – limited to eight sponsors   1 SOLD

Each package includes:

  • Logo on registration website, onsite signage, BIIA’s website, on sponsor slides at the event and on any official printed event materials
  • Logo listed in the BIIA Newsletter
  • 50% reduction on one delegate

 


The BIIA 2017 Biennial Conference was an outstanding success.  Please help us to make the BIIA 2019 Biennial Conference an equally great success. For background information on last year’s conference click on conference videos and presentations

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