Join us and IFS Skillnet as we explore key and emerging financial services themes. Our panel of speakers, researchers and experts will look at what the future of financial services could be, the future of work and how this impacts technology, culture and regulation.
8.00am – 8.45am Registration and breakfast
8.45am – 8.55am The Institute of Banking Opening Address
Clive Bellows, Head of Global Fund Services, EMEA, Northern Trust and President of The Institute of Banking
8.55am – 9.00am Introduction to research
Paul Sweetman, Director of Financial Services Ireland and Promoter of IFS Skillnet
9.00am – 10.00am The Future of Work in Financial Services
David Smith, CEO, Global Futures and Foresight
10.00am – 10.45am Panel Discussion on the Future of Work in Financial Services
Paul Healy, CEO, Skillnet Ireland
David Smith, CEO, Global Futures and Foresight
Dr Maeve Houlihan, Associate Professor, UCD College of Business
Dr Edward McDonnell, Director, Ireland's Centre for Applied AI
Eimear McBride, Director of Digital & Innovation, The Institute of Banking (moderator)
10.45am – 11.00am Tea and coffee and networking
11.00am – 11.10am Mary O’Dea, CEO of The Institute of Banking panel discussion introduction
11.10am – 12.00 Panel Discussion on Technology, Culture and Regulation and how they can transform Financial Services
Professor Blanaid Clarke, Trinity College Dublin
Dr Wieke Scholten, Senior Consultant, &samhoud
Dr Kate Cullen, Academic Director of Certified Bank Director, The Institute of Banking (moderator)
12.00 – 12.05pm Dr Margaret Fitzsimons, Dean of The Institute of Banking to introduce the research paper
12.05 – 12.25pm Paper by Philipp Schulden, COO, the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center- Blockchain
12.25pm - 13:15pm Panel Discussion on Blockchain
Philipp Schulden, COO, Frankfurt School of Blockchain
John Munnelly, Chartered Accountants Ireland
Paula Kelleher, Director and CEO, BNY Mellon Trust Company Ireland
13:15pm Close, followed by lunch
3 CPD hours for;
Certified Bank Director
Certified Investment Fund Director
FUTURIST AND CEO, GLOBAL FUTURES AND FORESIGHT
David Smith is the Chief Executive and a Futurist at Global Futures and Foresight, a futures research firm, based in London, which he has led for the past 13 years. He has over 35 years of marketing, leadership and strategy experience, in global IT and IT services firms and was responsible for the strategy of a $2bn global financial services business. He is a regular speaker at Business Schools and industry events, addressing over 40 conferences a year and publishes a number of forward looking papers each year. He has worked in many diverse markets, including extensive experience in Banking and Insurance and understands how they are set to become increasingly transformed. As a Futurist, he has helped many of the world’s largest organisations understand what the future will likely have in store for them and its consequence and how to be better prepared to renew and thrive.
CEO, SKILLNET IRELAND
Paul has operated at an executive level in commercial environments for over 20 years. His broad areas of expertise include: Education and Labour Market Policy, Human Resource Development, Public Affairs and Corporate Governance. Prior to his appointment as Chief Executive of Skillnet Ireland Paul had responsibility for Organisational Development and Talent for a large multinational. Paul is a member of the National Training Fund Advisory Group, EU Commission Skills for Industry Policy Group and the European Digital SME Alliance. He also serves on the Skillnet Ireland Board & Board Committees (ex officio). Paul qualified as an Economist and holds an MBA from Dublin City University. He is an adjunct lecturer at post-graduate level in field of Human Resources and is a respected commentator in the arena of workforce development and skills.
UCD LOCHLANN QUINN SCHOOL OF BUSINESS
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, UCD COLLEGE OF BUSINESS
Maeve Houlihan is an associate professor in management (organisational behaviour and work) and associate dean of the UCD College of Business and director of UCD Lochlann Quinn School of Business.
DIRECTOR, IRELAND'S CENTRE FOR APPLIED AI
Edward McDonnell is the Director of Ireland’s Centre for Applied AI www.ceadar.ie The Centre which is funded by EI and the IDA has over 80 member companies across a wide span of industries. The Centre’s primary focus is on delivering value to industry and business through technology prototypes, and demonstrators of the latest advances in AI and Analytics. The CeADAR Centre is the EU’s designated Digital Innovation Hub in AI for Ireland and has i-Spaces accreditation from the EU’s BDVA. CeADAR is a founder along with NextGeneration of the annual European Data Science and AI Awards. Prior to being appointed Director of CeADAR, Edward was European Director of Innovation & Technology Research at Fidelity Investments. The role involved prospecting for FinTech technology and investment opportunities across Europe, understanding developments in the European innovation ecosystem, and directing technology trials. Edward has also held various technical and global senior management roles in the Office of Strategy and Technology at Hewlett-Packard Europe based in England. Edward has a PhD in Analytics and AI from the University of Edinburgh, is a Fellow of the IEE & ICS, and is the named inventor on 76 granted patents. He has been awarded several international prizes including the Scientific American top 50 technologies that demonstrate outstanding leadership, Grand Award and Overall Winner for Innovation, Popular Science (USA), Horizon Award “10 Cool Cutting Edge Technologies”, Computer World (USA).
DIRECTOR OF DIGITAL AND INNOVATION, THE INSTITUTE OF BANKING
Eimear specialises in the design and delivery of world class, professionally relevant, career defining digital and innovation education and training programmes. She is the Head of Digital and Innovation in the Institute of Banking, working with industry to understand current and future skills needs and developing exciting education propositions that enable individuals and organisations to truly achieve their ambitions. She holds a BBS and an MSc in Education from DCU and is currently working towards a Doctorate in Education in Queen’s University.
COO, FRANKFURT SCHOOL OF BLOCKCHAIN CENTRE
Philipp Schulden is COO of the Frankfurt School Blockchain Center. In the Blockchain environment he already supervised numerous international projects and research initiatives. Moreover, he possesses expertise in the field of applications of blockchain technology in the environment of the Industry 4.0. He graduated in Management (M.Sc.) in Germany, Russia, Peru and South Korea.
CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS IRELAND
John Munnelly is the Final Admitting Examination (FAE) paper development specialist and Future accounting syllabus development executive for Chartered Accountants Ireland. John is a Chartered Management Accountant and has worked for over 25 years across a number of industries in financial and leadership positions. John joined Chartered Accountants Ireland in 2016 and more recently is responsible for the development of new syllabus areas in the areas of Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies. John developed the Crypto Assessment Framework™ to aid financial professionals get to grips with crypto instruments. John writes regularly for Accountancy Ireland Extra, a Chartered Accountants Ireland publication.
DIRECTOR AND CEO, BNY MELLON TRUST COMPANY (IRELAND) LIMITED (BNYMTCIL)
Paula, Chartered Director and a Certified Bank Director, is CEO of BNY Mellon Trust Company (Ireland) Limited. In her role, Paula has strategic responsibility for BNYMTCIL’s depositary services function, which in turn ensures that all fund trustee and depositary responsibilities are discharged in accordance with applicable laws and regulations, including AIFMD and UCITS V. Paula is also a Founding Member of BlockW which is a women led Association whose mission is to increase awareness and foster Inclusivity in Blockchain and related emerging technologies. It is a start-up running a series of Meet-Ups on Blockchain and related technologies demystifying these technologies and creating an understanding of their application to everyday activities. Prior to joining BNY Mellon in April 2012 Paula, who is a solicitor, was a founding partner of Dillon Eustace, one of Ireland’s leading law firms. During a 20 year tenure as partner, Paula advised financial institutions, insurance companies and financial services providers on a broad range of issues from establishment through regulatory compliance. During that time she also established the Regulatory and Compliance function within the Financial Services Department of the firm. Paula has extensive legal and regulatory knowledge gained as a director and legal advisor both in industry and as a partner in Dillon Eustace. Paula is a member of a number of professional bodies, including the Law Society of Ireland, the Law Society of England and Wales, Institute of Directors in Ireland, Institute of Banking in Ireland and an associate member of the Irish Taxation Institute.
TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN
Blanaid holds the McCann FitzGerald Chair in Corporate Law at Trinity College Dublin. Her research interests include corporate law, corporate governance, financial services law and takeover law and she has published extensively in these areas. Blanaid is Deputy Chairman of the Irish Banking Culture Board and is the Irish representative on the OECD Corporate Governance Committee. Blanaid works with the Irish Takeover Panel and is a member of the ESMA’s Takeover Bids Network. She serves as a Vice President of the Academic Board of the European Banking Institute in Frankfurt. Previously, she was also a member of: ESMA’s Securities and Markets Stakeholder Group (2018-2020); the Irish Central Bank Commission (2010-2018); the European Commission’s Informal Expert Group on Company Law (2014-2018); and the Reflection Group on the Future of EU Company Law (2010-2011).
ACADEMIC DIRECTOR OF CERTIFIED BANK DIRECTOR, THE INSTITUTE OF BANKING
Dr Kate Cullen is the Director of Executive Education with the Institute of Banking, where she leads the delivery of board and exco specialist programmes and bespoke training for the financial services sector. A BComm (Banking and Finance), MBS (Financial Services), and PhD graduate (KPMG Doctoral Scholar in Accounting) from University College Dublin, Kate worked for over a decade in wealth management and management consulting, where she held a variety of financial services advisory roles, prior to joining UCD as a member of their business faculty in 2010. Kate continues to lecture and research ethics, culture and decision-making biases, with a particular focus on team behavioural dynamics both in her role in the Institute and her ongoing work within UCD executive development.
SENIOR CONSULTANT, &SAMHOUD
Prior to joining &samhoud, Wieke was Head of Audit for Behavioural Risk at Royal Bank of Scotland in London, UK. She headed up an expertise team within internal audit that assesses area-specific subcultures across the Group, which could result into undesirable outcomes such as conduct issues, failing strategies and poor management of risk in general. Before joining RBS, Wieke worked as a senior supervisor of behaviour & culture at the Dutch prudential regulator DNB and has as such extensive experience in identifying behavioural risk within the financial services industry. She was one of the creators of DNB’s supervisory methodology in this field and involved in the ECB’s exploration of incorporating supervision of behaviour and culture in European banking supervision. Before banking, Wieke worked as a consultant on leadership and behavioural change primarily in the health care industry. Wieke is an organisational and social psychologist with a PhD in social sciences. She is the author of the book Banking on Team Ethics: a team climate perspective on root causes of misconduct in financial services (2018).