Windsor Residential Training Series

Windsor Residential Training Series

Windsor Residential Training Series

 

Date: September 23 - 27th, 2024
Time: 9am-5pm
Location: The Royal Berkshire, Windsor

 

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Ann-Leena Mikiver

Head of Communications

Sveriges Riksbank

Ann-Leena Mikiver is Head of Communications at Sveriges riksbank, the Swedish central bank. She has led the Riksbank’s communications strategic and operative work since 2013, including media relations, digital channels, speech/strategy coordination and internal communication. She is a member of the Riksbank’s Management team and she is also leading the communications network in the group for private-public co-operation in the financial sector (FSPOS) in Sweden. Mikiver is also a member of the BIS Head of Communications group. Prior her career at the Riksbank she have had communication executive roles in banking, telecom and the pharmaceutical sector and prior this she was a journalist, mainly covering macro economics. Mikiver has a BSc in Social Sciences/Economics.

Gabriel Glöckler

Principal adviser communications

European Central Bank

Gabriel Glöckler is a seasoned central banker, economist and communicator. Since 1999, he has served the European Central Bank in a variety of senior roles. As Principal Adviser, he is currently part of the senior leadership of the Bank’s communications department, where he spearheads innovation to communicate ECB policy to the wider public more effectively. He is also a Chief Editor of the ECB blog. Prior to this, Gabriel led the ECB’s General Secretariat and its European Union department. He also spent five years as chief of staff to the ECB’s Vice-President and worked as an economist. Gabriel studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University and holds a Master’s degree from the College of Europe in Bruges, where he has also been a Visiting Professor for the last decade. He is a regular public speaker, including in the media. His academic work on European integration and central bank communication has been published widely.

Dale Alexander

Director, Stakeholder Relations Planning

Bank of Canada

Dale Alexander was appointed to the role of Director, Stakeholder Relations Planning, at the Bank of Canada in January 2022. Dale leads the strategy, planning and coordination of the Governing Council’s public speeches, outreach activities and consultations, as well as the implementation of stakeholder engagements on key Bank initiatives, such as retail payments supervision, Central Bank Digital Currency and Indigenous economic reconciliation. Dale has worked for the Bank for over 15 years in increasingly senior positions, including her time as the Senior Deputy Governor’s press secretary and team lead for corporate communications files. She has also worked as a communications strategist specializing in financial sector policy for the Department of Finance Canada. Dale holds a degree in English Literature from the University of Ottawa.

Stefan Ingves

Former governor

Sveriges Riksbank

Stefan Ingves served as the governor of Sveriges Riksbank, from 2006 to 2022. He was chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision from 2011–19. Since November 2021, he has served as the vice-chairman of the Bank for International Settlements where he has chaired its Banking and Risk Management Committee since 2007. Ingves served as chairman of the Advisory Technical Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board between 2011 and 2017, and was first vice-chair of the ESRB from 2021. From 1999–2005, Ingves was director of the monetary and financial systems department at the International Monetary Fund and worked as deputy governor of the Riksbank from 1994–98, after a year working as director-general of the Swedish Bank Support Authority. From 1988–92, he was a member of the board of the Swedish National Debt Office, the Stockholm Stock Exchange and Värdepapperscentralen, as well as under-secretary for financial markets and institutions at the Swedish Ministry of Finance. Ingves has also worked in banking as assistant vice-president in the central finance and fund management division at Svenska Handelsbanken between 1984 and 1986, and was president of Sofe, Sweden’s Options and Futures Exchange in 1987. He has a PhD in economics and was a lecturer at the Stockholm School of Economics between 1976 and 1984.

Aniko Szombati

Chief digital officer

Central Bank of Hungary

Ms. Anikó Szombati is Chief Digital Officer, executive director responsible for digitalization and FinTech development at MNB, the central bank of Hungary. Her main responsibility is to promote digital transformation in the financial sector as well as within the central bank, including the implementation of cutting edge technologies and research on CBDC. MNB aims at increasing the competitiveness and efficiency of the financial sector via developing regulatory concepts on how to safely embrace new innovations brought about by technological developments. She is member of the Financial Stability Council. Before joining the central bank in 2001 she was market risk manager at different commercial banks. She holds an MSC in Finance from Corvinus University Budapest and an EFFAS diploma.

Marek Petruš

Central bank communications consultant and former director of the general secretariat

Former Czech National Bank

Marek Petruš is an external relations consultant with deep expertise in financial and economic policy communications. He has worked closely with top monetary policymakers as a strategic advisor to governors in the Czech Republic as well as more than a dozen low-to-middle income developing countries. He has been affiliated with the International Monetary Fund as a short-term expert for central bank communications, advising central banks across Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa to make their policies more transparent and on modernising their communications. His expertise and experience stems from an assignment as Director of Communications and later chancellor at the Czech National Bank (CNB), preceded by a career with the world’s leading news media companies, including Reuters and the Wall Street Journal. During his tenure, the Czech central bank upgraded its policy communications and brought its transparency and communication toolkit into line with global best practices. These advances helped solidify the CNB’s standing as one of the world's most transparent and best communicating central banks.

 

Per Nymand-Andersen

Emeritus adviser

European Central Bank

Per Nymand-Andersen has over 25 years of Central Banking Experiences and was part of creating and developing the European Central Bank from scratch. Per has developed his expertise in banking and financial markets, fintech, data science, communications, securities settlement systems, statistics and Management.

Per holds several Fintech/data science Advisor Board positions in private and simi-public organisations. Per is a Lecture at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt and is a frequent speaker at international events and author of several publications/articles regarding financial markets, data science, communication and statistics. His recent renown book “Data science in Economics and Finance for Decision Makers” was published by Riskbooks.com.

Prior to joining the ECB, he provided market research consultancy services for the European Commission, Luxembourg.

Per has an MBA in Economics and Management Science from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and has a Fintech certificate from Harvard University.

Per speaks four languages (English, German, French and Danish).

Further details: https://www.linkedin.com/in/per-nymand-andersen-81609913

Sukhvir Notra

Senior cyber security manager

Bank for International Settlements

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Stephen Mwaura

Chairman, Fintech Institute & former head of national payments systems

Former Central Bank of Kenya

Stephen is an international consultant with broad expertise for over 25 years in digital financial services, payment systems, central banking practices and legal and regulatory frameworks. Prior to working as an International consultant, Stephen was in charge of the National Payments System division at the Central Bank of Kenya, where he championed financial inclusion initiatives in Kenya- key among them was the globally recognised M-Pesa platform run by Safaricom which currently has 27 million subscribers, equivalent to a penetration rate of 75% in mobile money sector. 

Stephen has considerable experience working with a wide range of stakeholders in the digital financial world (Telecommunication firms, Banks, donor organisations, Treasury, other regulators). At a regional level, he has extended his leadership expertise in the harmonisation of various initiatives at an East Africa Community (EAC) level. At an international level, he is a regular contributor and an acclaimed global speaker at both International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) fora. In addition, he has excellent research capabilities and is frequently requested to carry out peer review assignments and book reviews for colleagues in the industry

Simon Onyons

Managing director

FTI Consulting

Simon Onyons brings over two decades of information technology and cybersecurity experience, most recently in the area of finance regulation. He currently serves as a senior advisor to the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), where he works on the NCSC Advisory Group to support the NCSC Industry 100 initiative to improve cyber resilience across UK industry and will remain in this role while at FTI Consulting.

Prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. Onyons was a Senior Vice President and Head of EMEA Governance, Risk and Compliance within Global Information Security at Bank of America. While at Bank of America, he created and co-led the award-winning Financial Sector Cyber Collaboration Centre (FSCCC) and served as Chair of the Cyber Security Working Group of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe.

Before that, Mr. Onyons worked in cybersecurity at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), where he was tasked with defining and implementing the strategy, policy, and structure of the FCA’s cyber supervisory division. Whilst at the FCA, he worked across a range of international working groups and collaboration efforts with global regulators and co-authored best practice cyber resilience guidance for the G7 Cyber Experts Group, the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

Previously, Mr. Onyons worked in business continuity and recovery for a number of IT service providers after beginning his career at IBM.

Klaus Löber

Chair, CCP supervisory committee

European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA)

Klaus Löber is the Chair of the CCP Supervisory Committee (CCP SC) in ESMA, which was established in 2020. His areas of responsibility encompass the tasks attributed by the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) to the CCP SC, in particular the enhanced supervisory convergence towards EU CCPs and ensuring a resilient CCP landscape in the EU as well the monitoring and supervision of CCPs established in third countries in view of the risks that they may pose to the EU financial system. He is also chairing the ESMA CCP Policy Committee contributing to the EU Single Rule Book in the area of CCPs.

Prior to this role, Mr Löber was the Head of the Oversight Division of the European Central Bank in charge of the oversight of financial market infrastructures, payments instruments and schemes. Earlier positions include the Head of the Secretariat of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, the global standard setting body in the area of payments, clearing and settlement as well as positions in the European Commission, Deutsche Bundesbank and private practice.

Mr Löber regularly publishes on financial markets legal, regulatory and infrastructure issues and lectures at universities.

Raymond Kleijmeer

Senior officer

Central Bank of the Netherlands

Raymond Kleijmeer is working at De Nederlandsche Bank as senior officer for cyber resilience. De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) is the central bank and financial prudential supervisor of the Netherlands. DNB seeks to safeguard financial stability and enhance the cyber resiliency of financial institutions and the financial system as a whole. Raymond has been involved in international working groups hosted by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) publishing among others, the CPMI-IOSCO guidance on cyber resilience for financial market infrastructures in June 2016 and the Financial Stability Board Cyber Incident Response and Recovery toolkit published in 2020. At a national level he worked on the initiation and implementation of the Threat Intelligence Based Ethical Red teaming framework in the Netherlands from 2015 until 2019, when he was seconded to the BIS Financial Stability Institute to publish an FSI Insight on international red team testing frameworks. At the BIS Cyber Resilience Coordination Centre Raymond was seconded from 2020-2022 to establish a program for central banks to perform cyber resilience assessments with methodology developed by Carnegie Mellon University. This CRA methodology is performed as a self-assessment on a critical business service to help identify areas for improvements. It enables organisations to use the outcomes to benchmark themselves with relevant peers.

Agenda

15:0020:00

Arrival, check-in, dinner

15:00 - 20:00

Strategic communication excellence: Building trust, engaging audiences, and enhancing influence

09:0009:45

Chair introduction and ice breaker

09:00 - 09:45

  • Introduction and welcome from the chairperson.
  • Overview of the agenda and featured speakers.
  • Exploration of participant expectations and key areas of interest.
Marek Petruš

Central bank communications consultant and former director of the general secretariat

Former Czech National Bank

Marek Petruš is an external relations consultant with deep expertise in financial and economic policy communications. He has worked closely with top monetary policymakers as a strategic advisor to governors in the Czech Republic as well as more than a dozen low-to-middle income developing countries. He has been affiliated with the International Monetary Fund as a short-term expert for central bank communications, advising central banks across Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa to make their policies more transparent and on modernising their communications. His expertise and experience stems from an assignment as Director of Communications and later chancellor at the Czech National Bank (CNB), preceded by a career with the world’s leading news media companies, including Reuters and the Wall Street Journal. During his tenure, the Czech central bank upgraded its policy communications and brought its transparency and communication toolkit into line with global best practices. These advances helped solidify the CNB’s standing as one of the world's most transparent and best communicating central banks.

 

09:4510:45

Evolving dynamics: internal communications, team management, and inclusive language

09:45 - 10:45

  • Explore the inner workings of Sveriges Riksbank's communication team and its role in supporting the central bank's objectives.
  • Dive into the importance of inclusive language in internal communications, examining its evolution and impact on team dynamics.
Ann-Leena Mikiver

Head of Communications

Sveriges Riksbank

Ann-Leena Mikiver is Head of Communications at Sveriges riksbank, the Swedish central bank. She has led the Riksbank’s communications strategic and operative work since 2013, including media relations, digital channels, speech/strategy coordination and internal communication. She is a member of the Riksbank’s Management team and she is also leading the communications network in the group for private-public co-operation in the financial sector (FSPOS) in Sweden. Mikiver is also a member of the BIS Head of Communications group. Prior her career at the Riksbank she have had communication executive roles in banking, telecom and the pharmaceutical sector and prior this she was a journalist, mainly covering macro economics. Mikiver has a BSc in Social Sciences/Economics.

10:4511:15

Networking break

10:45 - 11:15

11:1512:15

Chair Workshop - Storytelling for central banks in the digital era: navigating AI and social media challenges

11:15 - 12:15

  • Interactive Group Discussion: 
  1. Automating routine tasks in press release dissemination. 
  2. Potential risks and ethical considerations. 
  • Practical Exercises: 
  1. Crafting narratives based on real-world examples: drafting mock press releases for policy announcements; critiquing and refining press releases for different scenarios. 
  2. Peer review and feedback on narrative development. 
  • Brainstorming ideas and sharing insights and lessons learned.
Marek Petruš

Central bank communications consultant and former director of the general secretariat

Former Czech National Bank

Marek Petruš is an external relations consultant with deep expertise in financial and economic policy communications. He has worked closely with top monetary policymakers as a strategic advisor to governors in the Czech Republic as well as more than a dozen low-to-middle income developing countries. He has been affiliated with the International Monetary Fund as a short-term expert for central bank communications, advising central banks across Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa to make their policies more transparent and on modernising their communications. His expertise and experience stems from an assignment as Director of Communications and later chancellor at the Czech National Bank (CNB), preceded by a career with the world’s leading news media companies, including Reuters and the Wall Street Journal. During his tenure, the Czech central bank upgraded its policy communications and brought its transparency and communication toolkit into line with global best practices. These advances helped solidify the CNB’s standing as one of the world's most transparent and best communicating central banks.

 

12:1513:15

Lunch break and networking

12:15 - 13:15

13:1514:15

Navigating change: modernising central bank communication and managing change

13:15 - 14:15

  • Explore strategies for modernising communication practices within central banks to meet the needs of diverse audiences.
  • Learn how embedded communications can elevate your role within the organisation, ensuring your team has a seat at the table and pushes boundaries.
  • Understand the importance of fairness and transparency in enhancing the reputation of central banks and fostering trust among stakeholders.
  • Delve into effective change management strategies and communication techniques to successfully navigate organisational change.
Gabriel Glöckler

Principal adviser communications

European Central Bank

Gabriel Glöckler is a seasoned central banker, economist and communicator. Since 1999, he has served the European Central Bank in a variety of senior roles. As Principal Adviser, he is currently part of the senior leadership of the Bank’s communications department, where he spearheads innovation to communicate ECB policy to the wider public more effectively. He is also a Chief Editor of the ECB blog. Prior to this, Gabriel led the ECB’s General Secretariat and its European Union department. He also spent five years as chief of staff to the ECB’s Vice-President and worked as an economist. Gabriel studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University and holds a Master’s degree from the College of Europe in Bruges, where he has also been a Visiting Professor for the last decade. He is a regular public speaker, including in the media. His academic work on European integration and central bank communication has been published widely.

14:1515:15

Strengthening trust and community engagement: advancements in public outreach

14:15 - 15:15

  • Examine the shift from desk-based communication to active, face-to-face interactions, prioritizing direct engagement to foster trust and credibility amidst economic uncertainties.
  • Discover cutting-edge approaches to community outreach, including Bank-wide collaboration across various departments, aimed at significantly amplifying public engagement efforts compared to previous years.
  • Address the challenges of building trust with diverse audiences and increasing the relatability of the Governing Council when engaging with established business figures as well as communities unfamiliar with central banking concepts.
  • Explore strategies to inspire and motivate individuals towards a deeper understanding of central banking and its impact on their lives, encouraging active participation and involvement from the community, and the formation of dynamic "tiger teams" within the Communications Department to respond more rapidly to public discourse.
Dale Alexander

Director, Stakeholder Relations Planning

Bank of Canada

Dale Alexander was appointed to the role of Director, Stakeholder Relations Planning, at the Bank of Canada in January 2022. Dale leads the strategy, planning and coordination of the Governing Council’s public speeches, outreach activities and consultations, as well as the implementation of stakeholder engagements on key Bank initiatives, such as retail payments supervision, Central Bank Digital Currency and Indigenous economic reconciliation. Dale has worked for the Bank for over 15 years in increasingly senior positions, including her time as the Senior Deputy Governor’s press secretary and team lead for corporate communications files. She has also worked as a communications strategist specializing in financial sector policy for the Department of Finance Canada. Dale holds a degree in English Literature from the University of Ottawa.

15:1515:45

Networking break

15:15 - 15:45

15:4517:00

Closing remarks and delegate action plans

15:45 - 17:00

  • Summary of the course
  • Discussion of key takeaways
  • Application of learning points in the delegates’ home organisations
  • Preparation of action points
Marek Petruš

Central bank communications consultant and former director of the general secretariat

Former Czech National Bank

Marek Petruš is an external relations consultant with deep expertise in financial and economic policy communications. He has worked closely with top monetary policymakers as a strategic advisor to governors in the Czech Republic as well as more than a dozen low-to-middle income developing countries. He has been affiliated with the International Monetary Fund as a short-term expert for central bank communications, advising central banks across Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa to make their policies more transparent and on modernising their communications. His expertise and experience stems from an assignment as Director of Communications and later chancellor at the Czech National Bank (CNB), preceded by a career with the world’s leading news media companies, including Reuters and the Wall Street Journal. During his tenure, the Czech central bank upgraded its policy communications and brought its transparency and communication toolkit into line with global best practices. These advances helped solidify the CNB’s standing as one of the world's most transparent and best communicating central banks.

 

Strategic fintech: Balancing innovation risks, navigating generative AI, enhancing system efficiency, and cultivating inclusive ecosystems

09:0009:45

Chair introduction and ice breaker

09:00 - 09:45

  • Introduction and welcome from the chairperson.
  • Overview of the agenda and featured speakers.
  • Exploration of participant expectations and key areas of interest.
Stephen Mwaura

Chairman, Fintech Institute & former head of national payments systems

Former Central Bank of Kenya

Stephen is an international consultant with broad expertise for over 25 years in digital financial services, payment systems, central banking practices and legal and regulatory frameworks. Prior to working as an International consultant, Stephen was in charge of the National Payments System division at the Central Bank of Kenya, where he championed financial inclusion initiatives in Kenya- key among them was the globally recognised M-Pesa platform run by Safaricom which currently has 27 million subscribers, equivalent to a penetration rate of 75% in mobile money sector. 

Stephen has considerable experience working with a wide range of stakeholders in the digital financial world (Telecommunication firms, Banks, donor organisations, Treasury, other regulators). At a regional level, he has extended his leadership expertise in the harmonisation of various initiatives at an East Africa Community (EAC) level. At an international level, he is a regular contributor and an acclaimed global speaker at both International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) fora. In addition, he has excellent research capabilities and is frequently requested to carry out peer review assignments and book reviews for colleagues in the industry

09:4510:45

Unlocking efficiency with ALYA: leveraging advanced AI in the bank of Portugal's operations

09:45 - 10:45

  • Explore ALYA's cutting-edge AI capabilities in machine learning and deep learning
  • Discover how ALYA automates tasks across various business areas, from credit agreement monitoring to market sentiment analysis
  • Delve into ALYA's creation, including the establishment of a data science academy and formation of a dedicated AI team
  • Emphasise the importance of data integrity and secure foundations for successful AI implementation

10:4511:15

Networking break

10:45 - 11:15

11:1512:15

Chair workshop: Fintech’s growing role in increasing efficiency in financial systems

11:15 - 12:15

  • Bridging the gap for financial inclusion
  • Operational efficiencies for technology, and unintended consequences
  • Harnessing digital transformation for sustainable development goals

12:1513:15

Lunch break and networking

12:15 - 13:15

13:1514:15

Compliance 2.0: the next phase of regtech evolution

13:15 - 14:15

  • Disruptive new players and services 
  • Technology driven changes to oversight 
  • Evolving regulatory approaches 
  • Global impacts and challenges 
  • Looking ahead: the potential future impact on financial services, regulations, and oversight frameworks  
  • Supervising fintech firms - what if companies like Facebook start offering payments? 

14:1515:15

Quantum-proofing the financial system

14:15 - 15:15

  • How might quantum banking and computing change the financial system?
  • Fortifying central banks and the global financial system against potential cyber threats posed by quantum computing.
  • Delve into the intricate landscape of cybersecurity vulnerabilities presented by quantum computing.
  • Gain practical knowledge and skills to prepare for the imminent challenges posed by quantum computing.

15:1515:45

Networking break

15:15 - 15:45

15:4517:00

Workshop and chair’s closing remarks

15:45 - 17:00

  • Workshop - Exploring emerging innovations
  • Summary of key insights from the day
  • Reflection on participation engagement
Stephen Mwaura

Chairman, Fintech Institute & former head of national payments systems

Former Central Bank of Kenya

Stephen is an international consultant with broad expertise for over 25 years in digital financial services, payment systems, central banking practices and legal and regulatory frameworks. Prior to working as an International consultant, Stephen was in charge of the National Payments System division at the Central Bank of Kenya, where he championed financial inclusion initiatives in Kenya- key among them was the globally recognised M-Pesa platform run by Safaricom which currently has 27 million subscribers, equivalent to a penetration rate of 75% in mobile money sector. 

Stephen has considerable experience working with a wide range of stakeholders in the digital financial world (Telecommunication firms, Banks, donor organisations, Treasury, other regulators). At a regional level, he has extended his leadership expertise in the harmonisation of various initiatives at an East Africa Community (EAC) level. At an international level, he is a regular contributor and an acclaimed global speaker at both International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and Alliance for Financial Inclusion (AFI) fora. In addition, he has excellent research capabilities and is frequently requested to carry out peer review assignments and book reviews for colleagues in the industry

Advanced cybersecurity strategies: Navigating vulnerabilities, artificial intelligence challenges, and testing excellence

09:0009:15

Chair introduction and ice breaker

09:00 - 09:15

  • Introduction and welcome from the chairperson.
  • Overview of the agenda and featured speakers.
  • Exploration of participant expectations and key areas of interest
Raymond Kleijmeer

Senior officer

Central Bank of the Netherlands

Raymond Kleijmeer is working at De Nederlandsche Bank as senior officer for cyber resilience. De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) is the central bank and financial prudential supervisor of the Netherlands. DNB seeks to safeguard financial stability and enhance the cyber resiliency of financial institutions and the financial system as a whole. Raymond has been involved in international working groups hosted by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) publishing among others, the CPMI-IOSCO guidance on cyber resilience for financial market infrastructures in June 2016 and the Financial Stability Board Cyber Incident Response and Recovery toolkit published in 2020. At a national level he worked on the initiation and implementation of the Threat Intelligence Based Ethical Red teaming framework in the Netherlands from 2015 until 2019, when he was seconded to the BIS Financial Stability Institute to publish an FSI Insight on international red team testing frameworks. At the BIS Cyber Resilience Coordination Centre Raymond was seconded from 2020-2022 to establish a program for central banks to perform cyber resilience assessments with methodology developed by Carnegie Mellon University. This CRA methodology is performed as a self-assessment on a critical business service to help identify areas for improvements. It enables organisations to use the outcomes to benchmark themselves with relevant peers.

09:1510:00

Strengthening ecosystem and critical infrastructure through collaborative stakeholder engagement

09:15 - 10:00

  • Understanding how interconnected ecosystem entities can collectively endure and rebound from cyber threats.
  • Analysing the intricate connections within an ecosystem and stressing the significance of thorough risk assessments to pinpoint vulnerabilities, assess potential impacts, and highlight critical dependencies.
  • Implementing efficient approaches and top-notch methodologies to bolster ecosystem resilience, including promoting collaboration and information exchange, deploying robust incident response protocols, conducting routine audits and evaluations, and devising contingency strategies to mitigate potential disruptions.

10:0010:30

Cyber resilience in practice: a practical guide on how to use NIST Cybersecurity Framework 2.0

10:00 - 10:30

  • Introduction of major changes CSF 2.0 vs CSF 1.1 and overview of the framework
  • Stakeholders’ involvement: Explore how to leverage target and community profiles for resilience.
  • Example: Addressing the increasing risks of ransomware in the financial system.

10:3011:00

Networking break

10:30 - 11:00

11:0011:45

Navigating third-party risk: managing new technology developments and multi-stakeholder dynamics

11:00 - 11:45

11:4512:15

Interactive workshop: Navigating ecosystem resilience challenges: strategies for overcoming dilemmas

11:45 - 12:15

12:1513:15

Lunch break and networking

12:15 - 13:15

13:1514:15

Advance of AI and it’s implications on cyber security. Hand on look at offensive and defensive cyber operations using AI

13:15 - 14:15

  • Overview of various AI technologies in the market today
  • Breakdown of AI models and their capabilities
  • Demo – Offensive cyber operations using ChatGPT
  • Demo – Defensive cyber operations using ChatGPT
  • Risks and future outlook
Sukhvir Notra

Senior cyber security manager

Bank for International Settlements

14:1515:00

Unlocking Digital Operational Resilience in Europe – understanding DORA’s implementation and challenges

14:15 - 15:00

  • Examining the importance of digital operational resilience in safeguarding the continuous operation of essential financial infrastructure and services across Europe.
  • Investigating the regulatory landscape and guidelines governing digital operational resilience in Europe, such as the EU Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA), alongside other pertinent regulations and standards.
  • Identifying the fundamental elements comprising digital operational resilience and their significance in ensuring robust and uninterrupted digital operations.
Simon Onyons

Managing director

FTI Consulting

Simon Onyons brings over two decades of information technology and cybersecurity experience, most recently in the area of finance regulation. He currently serves as a senior advisor to the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC), where he works on the NCSC Advisory Group to support the NCSC Industry 100 initiative to improve cyber resilience across UK industry and will remain in this role while at FTI Consulting.

Prior to FTI Consulting, Mr. Onyons was a Senior Vice President and Head of EMEA Governance, Risk and Compliance within Global Information Security at Bank of America. While at Bank of America, he created and co-led the award-winning Financial Sector Cyber Collaboration Centre (FSCCC) and served as Chair of the Cyber Security Working Group of the Association for Financial Markets in Europe.

Before that, Mr. Onyons worked in cybersecurity at the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), where he was tasked with defining and implementing the strategy, policy, and structure of the FCA’s cyber supervisory division. Whilst at the FCA, he worked across a range of international working groups and collaboration efforts with global regulators and co-authored best practice cyber resilience guidance for the G7 Cyber Experts Group, the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures (CPMI), and the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO).

Previously, Mr. Onyons worked in business continuity and recovery for a number of IT service providers after beginning his career at IBM.

15:0015:30

Networking break

15:00 - 15:30

15:3016:45

Third party risk management and incident response in the new DORA landscape

15:30 - 16:45

16:4517:00

Chair’s closing remarks

16:45 - 17:00

  • Summary of key insights
Raymond Kleijmeer

Senior officer

Central Bank of the Netherlands

Raymond Kleijmeer is working at De Nederlandsche Bank as senior officer for cyber resilience. De Nederlandsche Bank (DNB) is the central bank and financial prudential supervisor of the Netherlands. DNB seeks to safeguard financial stability and enhance the cyber resiliency of financial institutions and the financial system as a whole. Raymond has been involved in international working groups hosted by the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) publishing among others, the CPMI-IOSCO guidance on cyber resilience for financial market infrastructures in June 2016 and the Financial Stability Board Cyber Incident Response and Recovery toolkit published in 2020. At a national level he worked on the initiation and implementation of the Threat Intelligence Based Ethical Red teaming framework in the Netherlands from 2015 until 2019, when he was seconded to the BIS Financial Stability Institute to publish an FSI Insight on international red team testing frameworks. At the BIS Cyber Resilience Coordination Centre Raymond was seconded from 2020-2022 to establish a program for central banks to perform cyber resilience assessments with methodology developed by Carnegie Mellon University. This CRA methodology is performed as a self-assessment on a critical business service to help identify areas for improvements. It enables organisations to use the outcomes to benchmark themselves with relevant peers.

Navigating cultural harmony in governance: balancing shifts and fostering leadership amid geopolitical uncertainty, financial instability and contemporary challenges

09:0009:45

Chair introduction and ice breaker

09:00 - 09:45

  • Introduction and welcome from the chairperson.
  • Overview of the agenda and featured speakers.
  • Exploration of participant expectations and key areas of interest.

09:4510:45

Addressing threats and strengthening governance function: a case study in integration and solutions

09:45 - 10:45

  • Explore effective solutions to address crises and other pressing issues faced by communities.
  • Explore a case study of a central bank enhancing governance through supervision frameworks and recovery plans.
  • Learn governance integration strategies for security, climate resilience, emphasizing collaboration and outward focus.

10:4511:15

Networking break

10:45 - 11:15

11:1512:15

The role of central banks in addressing climate risk and advancing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) agendas

11:15 - 12:15

  • Climate change as a new source of local and systemic risks
  • Managing alignment and potential conflicts with existing mandates, practices and cultures
  • Examples of frameworks and structures for incorporating ESG and climate risk policies
  • Discussion: what are the limits of central bank (and board) intervention? 

12:1513:15

Lunch break and networking

12:15 - 13:15

13:1514:15

Exploring the real-world influence of effective and ineffective leadership

13:15 - 14:15

  • Insights from lifelong leadership: exploring cultural impact of good and bad governance.
  • The differences in leadership between central banks, and seniority of employees.
  • How leadership shapes organisational dynamics and achievements.
  • Navigating success and failure.
Stefan Ingves

Former governor

Sveriges Riksbank

Stefan Ingves served as the governor of Sveriges Riksbank, from 2006 to 2022. He was chairman of the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision from 2011–19. Since November 2021, he has served as the vice-chairman of the Bank for International Settlements where he has chaired its Banking and Risk Management Committee since 2007. Ingves served as chairman of the Advisory Technical Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board between 2011 and 2017, and was first vice-chair of the ESRB from 2021. From 1999–2005, Ingves was director of the monetary and financial systems department at the International Monetary Fund and worked as deputy governor of the Riksbank from 1994–98, after a year working as director-general of the Swedish Bank Support Authority. From 1988–92, he was a member of the board of the Swedish National Debt Office, the Stockholm Stock Exchange and Värdepapperscentralen, as well as under-secretary for financial markets and institutions at the Swedish Ministry of Finance. Ingves has also worked in banking as assistant vice-president in the central finance and fund management division at Svenska Handelsbanken between 1984 and 1986, and was president of Sofe, Sweden’s Options and Futures Exchange in 1987. He has a PhD in economics and was a lecturer at the Stockholm School of Economics between 1976 and 1984.

14:1515:15

Navigating governance: self-Evaluation strategies for boards

14:15 - 15:15

  • Understand the importance of assessing overall governance performance, encompassing roles, internal processes, and delegation within board structures.
  • Explore methodologies and tools for conducting comprehensive self-evaluations of board effectiveness.
  • Learn how to identify strengths and weaknesses in governance structures through self-assessment exercises.
  • Gain insights into best practices for implementing improvements based on self-evaluation findings, fostering continuous enhancement of board performance.

15:1515:45

Networking break

15:15 - 15:45

15:4517:00

Closing remarks and delegate action plans

15:45 - 17:00

  • Summary of the course
  • Discussion of key takeaways
  • Application of learning points in the delegates’ home organisations.
  • Preparation of action points

Strategic risk management and ALM: Strengthening frameworks, enhancing resilience, and navigating emerging challenges

09:0009:45

Chair introduction and ice breaker

09:00 - 09:45

  • Introduction and welcome from the chairperson.
  • Overview of the day’s agenda and featured speakers.
  • Exploration of participant expectations and key areas of interest.
Klaus Löber

Chair of the CCP Supervisory Committee

ESMA

Klaus Löber is the Chair of the CCP Supervisory Committee (CCP SC) in ESMA, which was established in 2020. His areas of responsibility encompass the tasks attributed by the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) to the CCP SC, in particular the enhanced supervisory convergence towards EU CCPs and ensuring a resilient CCP landscape in the EU as well the monitoring and supervision of CCPs established in third countries in view of the risks that they may pose to the EU financial system. He is also chairing the ESMA CCP Policy Committee contributing to the EU Single Rule Book in the area of CCPs.

Prior to this role, Mr Löber was the Head of the Oversight Division of the European Central Bank in charge of the oversight of financial market infrastructures, payments instruments and schemes. Earlier positions include the Head of the Secretariat of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, the global standard setting body in the area of payments, clearing and settlement as well as positions in the European Commission, Deutsche Bundesbank and private practice.

Mr Löber regularly publishes on financial markets legal, regulatory and infrastructure issues and lectures at universities.

09:4510:45

Examining the opportunities, emerging risks and challenges facing central banks in 2025 and beyond

09:45 - 10:45

  • Evolution of the risk management function in central banks
  • Emerging external risks – the economy, geopolitics, and technology
  • Emerging risks from the inside – governance, culture, and ethics

10:4511:15

Networking break

15:15 - 15:45

11:1512:15

Chair workshop

11:15 - 12:15

Klaus Löber

Chair of the CCP Supervisory Committee

ESMA

Klaus Löber is the Chair of the CCP Supervisory Committee (CCP SC) in ESMA, which was established in 2020. His areas of responsibility encompass the tasks attributed by the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) to the CCP SC, in particular the enhanced supervisory convergence towards EU CCPs and ensuring a resilient CCP landscape in the EU as well the monitoring and supervision of CCPs established in third countries in view of the risks that they may pose to the EU financial system. He is also chairing the ESMA CCP Policy Committee contributing to the EU Single Rule Book in the area of CCPs.

Prior to this role, Mr Löber was the Head of the Oversight Division of the European Central Bank in charge of the oversight of financial market infrastructures, payments instruments and schemes. Earlier positions include the Head of the Secretariat of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, the global standard setting body in the area of payments, clearing and settlement as well as positions in the European Commission, Deutsche Bundesbank and private practice.

Mr Löber regularly publishes on financial markets legal, regulatory and infrastructure issues and lectures at universities.

12:1513:15

Lunch break and networking

12:15 - 13:15

13:1514:15

Accessing internal audit and compliance and establishing efficient operations in the central banks three lines of defence

13:15 - 14:15

  • Independence and objectivity of internal audit functions
  • How can internal audit and risk management work together?
  • Discussion: your expectations of internal audit and how can you enhance interactions with internal audit at your organisation?

14:1515:15

Navigating climate risk: strategies for financial institutions and policy makers

14:15 - 15:15

  • Addressing questions around integrating climate considerations into existing mandates and strategic plans.
  • Recognising climate change as an emerging source of systemic risk and instability.
  • Examples of technology and policy solutions for effective climate risk management
  • Identifying key challenges for 2025 and beyond in managing climate risk

15:1515:45

Networking break

15:15 - 15:45

15:4517:00

Workshop and chair’s closing remarks

15:45 - 17:00

  • Workshop
  • Summary of key insights
  • Reflection on participation engagement
  • Looking to the future
Klaus Löber

Chair of the CCP Supervisory Committee

ESMA

Klaus Löber is the Chair of the CCP Supervisory Committee (CCP SC) in ESMA, which was established in 2020. His areas of responsibility encompass the tasks attributed by the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) to the CCP SC, in particular the enhanced supervisory convergence towards EU CCPs and ensuring a resilient CCP landscape in the EU as well the monitoring and supervision of CCPs established in third countries in view of the risks that they may pose to the EU financial system. He is also chairing the ESMA CCP Policy Committee contributing to the EU Single Rule Book in the area of CCPs.

Prior to this role, Mr Löber was the Head of the Oversight Division of the European Central Bank in charge of the oversight of financial market infrastructures, payments instruments and schemes. Earlier positions include the Head of the Secretariat of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, the global standard setting body in the area of payments, clearing and settlement as well as positions in the European Commission, Deutsche Bundesbank and private practice.

Mr Löber regularly publishes on financial markets legal, regulatory and infrastructure issues and lectures at universities.

CBDC dynamics: Exploring diverse CBDC types, regulatory insights, implementation strategies and technological proficiency

09:0009:45

Chair introduction and ice breaker

09:00 - 09:45

  • Introduction and welcome from the chairperson
  • Overview of the day’s agenda and featured speakers
  • Exploration of participant expectations and key areas of interest
Per Nymand-Andersen

Emeritus adviser

European Central Bank

 

Per Nymand-Andersen has over 25 years of Central Banking Experiences and was part of creating and developing the European Central Bank from scratch. Per has developed his expertise in banking and financial markets, fintech, data science, communications, securities settlement systems, statistics and Management.

Per holds several Fintech/data science Advisor Board positions in private and simi-public organisations. Per is a Lecture at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt and is a frequent speaker at international events and author of several publications/articles regarding financial markets, data science, communication and statistics. His recent renown book “Data science in Economics and Finance for Decision Makers” was published by Riskbooks.com.

Prior to joining the ECB, he provided market research consultancy services for the European Commission, Luxembourg.

Per has an MBA in Economics and Management Science from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and has a Fintech certificate from Harvard University.

Per speaks four languages (English, German, French and Danish).

Further details: https://www.linkedin.com/in/per-nymand-andersen-81609913

09:4510:45

Decoding CBDCs: a technical exploration of types and technologies

09:45 - 10:45

  • Explore the different types of CBDCs, including retail, wholesale, and hybrid models, and understand the distinctions between Token-based and Account-based systems
  • Dive into the underlying technologies behind CBDCs, such as blockchain, distributed ledger technology (DLT), and Centralised Database Systems, and their implications for central banking
  • Gain insights into the technical considerations and challenges involved in implementing CBDCs, and the potential impact on monetary policy and financial systems.

10:4511:15

Networking break

10:45 - 11:15

11:1512:15

Chair workshop: Using AI to accelerate adoption of CBDCs

11:15 - 12:15

The fusion of AI and CBDCs heralds a transformative era in finance, promising unparalleled efficiency, security, and inclusivity. AI-driven CBDCs offer faster credit scoring, personalized financial guidance, and tailored support, empowering individuals with low financial literacy. However, careful consideration of privacy, data security, and regulatory frameworks is paramount. Collaboration between policymakers, the private sector, and AI innovators is essential to overcome challenges and unlock the full potential of this groundbreaking fusion. Short session from the chair, followed by an interactive discussion: 

  • What is AI’s potential role in accelerating CBDC adoption?
  • What are the challenges and considerations?
  • What collaborative efforts for success need to be considered?

12:1513:15

Lunch break and networking

12:15 - 13:15

13:1514:15

Unlocking the future: case study on Europe's first retail CBDC pilot launch

13:14 - 14:15

  • Introduction to the Central Bank of Hungary’s CBDC objectives
  • Explore the technical infrastructure and architecture of the project
  • The challenges faced, including regulatory, adoption and accessibility issues, and how they were addressed
  • Lessons learned and insights for future CBDC implementation and policy decisions
Aniko Szombati

Chief digital officer

Central Bank of Hungary

Ms. Anikó Szombati is Chief Digital Officer, executive director responsible for digitalization and FinTech development at MNB, the central bank of Hungary. Her main responsibility is to promote digital transformation in the financial sector as well as within the central bank, including the implementation of cutting edge technologies and research on CBDC. MNB aims at increasing the competitiveness and efficiency of the financial sector via developing regulatory concepts on how to safely embrace new innovations brought about by technological developments. She is member of the Financial Stability Council. Before joining the central bank in 2001 she was market risk manager at different commercial banks. She holds an MSC in Finance from Corvinus University Budapest and an EFFAS diploma.

14:1515:15

CBDC experimentation at the BIS Innovation Hub

14:15 - 15:15

  • How international collaboration within the central banking community can foster innovation around the use of CBDCs
  • Driving the development of novel financial market infrastructures as public good
  • Leveraging distributed ledger technology and CBDCs for domestic and cross-border payments for retail and wholesale purposes

15:1515:45

Networking break

15:15 - 15:45

15:4517:00

Workshop on future trends and challenges and chair’s closing remarks

15:45 - 17:00

  • Workshop
  • Summary of key insights
  • Reflection on participation engagement
Per Nymand-Andersen

Emeritus adviser

European Central Bank

 

Per Nymand-Andersen has over 25 years of Central Banking Experiences and was part of creating and developing the European Central Bank from scratch. Per has developed his expertise in banking and financial markets, fintech, data science, communications, securities settlement systems, statistics and Management.

Per holds several Fintech/data science Advisor Board positions in private and simi-public organisations. Per is a Lecture at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt and is a frequent speaker at international events and author of several publications/articles regarding financial markets, data science, communication and statistics. His recent renown book “Data science in Economics and Finance for Decision Makers” was published by Riskbooks.com.

Prior to joining the ECB, he provided market research consultancy services for the European Commission, Luxembourg.

Per has an MBA in Economics and Management Science from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and has a Fintech certificate from Harvard University.

Per speaks four languages (English, German, French and Danish).

Further details: https://www.linkedin.com/in/per-nymand-andersen-81609913

Strategic risk management and ALM: Strengthening frameworks, enhancing resilience, and navigating emerging challenges

09:0009:15

Chair introduction and recap

09:00 - 09:15

  • Recap from day one.
  • Overview of the morning’s agenda and featured speakers.
Klaus Löber

Chair of the CCP Supervisory Committee

ESMA

Klaus Löber is the Chair of the CCP Supervisory Committee (CCP SC) in ESMA, which was established in 2020. His areas of responsibility encompass the tasks attributed by the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) to the CCP SC, in particular the enhanced supervisory convergence towards EU CCPs and ensuring a resilient CCP landscape in the EU as well the monitoring and supervision of CCPs established in third countries in view of the risks that they may pose to the EU financial system. He is also chairing the ESMA CCP Policy Committee contributing to the EU Single Rule Book in the area of CCPs.

Prior to this role, Mr Löber was the Head of the Oversight Division of the European Central Bank in charge of the oversight of financial market infrastructures, payments instruments and schemes. Earlier positions include the Head of the Secretariat of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, the global standard setting body in the area of payments, clearing and settlement as well as positions in the European Commission, Deutsche Bundesbank and private practice.

Mr Löber regularly publishes on financial markets legal, regulatory and infrastructure issues and lectures at universities.

09:1510:15

Comprehensive strategies for financial crime risk management and prevention

09:15 - 10:15

  • Overview of risk-based approaches in AML, CFT, and fraud prevention.
  • Significance of AML/CFT risk assessment and implications on organisational objectives
  • Explore fraud risk assessment frameworks and considerations for implementation.
  • Designing preventive and detective controls based on likelihood and frequency assessments.

10:1510:45

Networking break

10:15 - 10:45

10:4511:45

Latest approaches to the risk appetite framework for central banks

10:45 - 11:45

  • A risk appetite statement: use of this framework in a central bank.
  • How this framework can be a means to improve risk culture and awareness.
  • Achieving sufficient granularity to cover all the main risks of the institution.
  • Case study: how a central bank covers this issue; the pros and cons.

11:4512:30

Closing remarks and delegate action plans

11:45 - 12:30

  • Summary of the course
  • Discussion of key takeaways
  • Application of learning points in the delegates’ home organisations.
  • Preparation of action points
Klaus Löber

Chair of the CCP Supervisory Committee

ESMA

Klaus Löber is the Chair of the CCP Supervisory Committee (CCP SC) in ESMA, which was established in 2020. His areas of responsibility encompass the tasks attributed by the European Market Infrastructure Regulation (EMIR) to the CCP SC, in particular the enhanced supervisory convergence towards EU CCPs and ensuring a resilient CCP landscape in the EU as well the monitoring and supervision of CCPs established in third countries in view of the risks that they may pose to the EU financial system. He is also chairing the ESMA CCP Policy Committee contributing to the EU Single Rule Book in the area of CCPs.

Prior to this role, Mr Löber was the Head of the Oversight Division of the European Central Bank in charge of the oversight of financial market infrastructures, payments instruments and schemes. Earlier positions include the Head of the Secretariat of the Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, the global standard setting body in the area of payments, clearing and settlement as well as positions in the European Commission, Deutsche Bundesbank and private practice.

Mr Löber regularly publishes on financial markets legal, regulatory and infrastructure issues and lectures at universities.

CBDC dynamics: Exploring diverse CBDC types, regulatory insights, implementation strategies and technological proficiency

09:0009:15

Chair introduction and recap

09:00 - 09:15

  • Recap from day one
  • Overview of the morning’s agenda and featured speakers
Per Nymand-Andersen

Emeritus adviser

European Central Bank

 

Per Nymand-Andersen has over 25 years of Central Banking Experiences and was part of creating and developing the European Central Bank from scratch. Per has developed his expertise in banking and financial markets, fintech, data science, communications, securities settlement systems, statistics and Management.

Per holds several Fintech/data science Advisor Board positions in private and simi-public organisations. Per is a Lecture at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt and is a frequent speaker at international events and author of several publications/articles regarding financial markets, data science, communication and statistics. His recent renown book “Data science in Economics and Finance for Decision Makers” was published by Riskbooks.com.

Prior to joining the ECB, he provided market research consultancy services for the European Commission, Luxembourg.

Per has an MBA in Economics and Management Science from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and has a Fintech certificate from Harvard University.

Per speaks four languages (English, German, French and Danish).

Further details: https://www.linkedin.com/in/per-nymand-andersen-81609913

09:1510:15

Regulatory strategies for stablecoins and blockchain: safeguarding stability and consumer protection

09:15 - 10:15

  • Vulnerabilities concerning unbacked crypto-assets and stablecoins
  • Current rules and regulation guidelines
  • How to utilise crypto-currencies while protecting consumers and safeguarding financial institutions

10:1510:45

Networking break

10:15 - 10:45

10:4511:45

Navigating the future of cross-border payments: AI, CBDCs, tokenisation, and global challenges with cross-border CBDC

10:45 - 11:45

  • Main challenges and trust
  • Navigating geopolitical and economic uncertainties including complex foreign exchange rates
  • Improving fraud and financial crime by integrating technologies such as AI/ML into cross-border payments
  • The potential impact of CBDCs, including their implications for transaction speed, cost, and regulatory frameworks
  • Tokenisation in the context of cross-border payments and its role in converting sensitive financial information to enhance security and privacy

11:4512:30

Chair closing remarks – takeaways and action points

11:45 - 12:30

Per Nymand-Andersen

Emeritus adviser

European Central Bank

 

Per Nymand-Andersen has over 25 years of Central Banking Experiences and was part of creating and developing the European Central Bank from scratch. Per has developed his expertise in banking and financial markets, fintech, data science, communications, securities settlement systems, statistics and Management.

Per holds several Fintech/data science Advisor Board positions in private and simi-public organisations. Per is a Lecture at Goethe-Universität Frankfurt and is a frequent speaker at international events and author of several publications/articles regarding financial markets, data science, communication and statistics. His recent renown book “Data science in Economics and Finance for Decision Makers” was published by Riskbooks.com.

Prior to joining the ECB, he provided market research consultancy services for the European Commission, Luxembourg.

Per has an MBA in Economics and Management Science from Copenhagen Business School, Denmark and has a Fintech certificate from Harvard University.

Per speaks four languages (English, German, French and Danish).

Further details: https://www.linkedin.com/in/per-nymand-andersen-81609913

Booking information

  • Early bird 20% discount when booked before March 31, 2024
  • Group discount: 4 people for the price of 3