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On May 30th, the Romanian Banking Institute (RBI) in partnership with the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) UK, will organize in Bucharest “The New Era In Banking: The Digital Revolution” conference. Mihai Ivascu, Modex CEO and Founder, will be amongst the speakers with an interesting topic: “Is blockchain a solution looking for a problem to solve?” Modex is also an Educational Partner of the event.

According to the organizers, this year’s conference (5th edition) will be a forward-thinking event, with excellent content and unique networking opportunities. Past editions brought together more than 450 specialists from banks and financial institutions, companies and SMEs, FinTech and online financial services providers. The 2019 edition will also benefit from the expertise of highly reputable speakers from the banking industry, specialized consultancy firms and telecom, who will share their perspectives with the audience. It will be a highly interactive event, which will bring together top bank management experts with leading solution providers to share their insight on what the future of digital banking looks like.

Main debate topics

Speakers at the conference will offer their points of view on several topics, while the debates will take into account the real challenges and opportunities that the banking industry faces: Is blockchain a solution looking for a problem to solve?; Digital transformation: culture, collaboration and competition; The prospects for robo-advisory to replace advisors; Product innovation and the customer experience; AI in practice: personalization of offerings and designing new tailored services; The disruption of loyalty: easy come, easy go; Post-MIFID II business models and the implications for wealth management strategy; Establishing effective data governance; Regulatory reporting: how to address this challenge?; GDPR experiences and technology solutions; Working with fintechs: how partnerships are being transformed; Cloud adoption: the financial costs and reputational damage from security breaches.

Key speakers, valuable insights

Mugur Isărescu — Governor, National Bank of Romania leads the list of speakers at this year’s conference. Mihai Ivascu, Modex CEO and Founder, will focus his presentation on blockchain, the advantages of this technology and how can it solve problems from various industries, bringing added value to end-customers, as well as companies. Mihai’s speech will also focus on Modex Academy. Scheduled to launch this year, Modex Academy represents another milestone in the evolution of Modex. An early promoter of blockchain technology, Modex aims to spearhead its adoption and integration not only in the business environment, but in the society as a whole. Modex Academy’s Blockchain Business Analyst Course will help non-technical individuals understand, master and apply blockchain technology in the real world. The Course has been purposely designed to target individuals with no background in programming, it has a step-by-step approach and it strives to make blockchain understandable for anyone. After completing the course, you will be able to analyze and determine how to best apply this groundbreaking technology in order to streamline operations and increase productivity in your businesses.

Other invited speakers: Omer Tetik — CEO, Banca Transilvania; Marian Ignat — Executive Director, Digital Banking, BCR Erste; Florin Boldescu — Chief Digital Officer, BRD — Groupe Societe Generale; Vlad Stanilescu — Chief Digital Officer, Raiffeisen Bank; Michal Szczurek — CEO, ING Bank Romania; Rodica Tuchilă — Executive Director, Romanian Association of Banks; Vikas Aggrawal — Regional Head of Policy, Emerging Markets, ACCA; Irina Arsinte — Manager, FSI Risk & Regulatory Advisory, Deloitte; Armando Capone — Regulatory Lead, Global Consulting Practice EMEA, Experian; Adrian Sita — Founder, Knolyx.

The conference runs from 10:00 to 15:00 at Romanian Banking Institute (3 Negru Voda, district 3, Bucharest). Limited seating available. See you there!