Digital disruption is already happening in the Nordics. The region’s established banks are being challenged by disruptors across the board – Klarna, iZettle, Trustly, Holvi in payments, Ferratum, Lendo, GF Finance in lending, Nordnet and Saxo Bank in investment services, to name just a few. The pressure is on for banks to digitalise, transform, reinvent and remain relevant. But as technology continues to evolve and tech-savvy customers – both consumer and business – become ever-more demanding, the new entrants too must stay ahead of the curve to press home their digital advantage and ensure longevity in this rapidly changing, highly competitive and increasingly regulated environment.
There is still everything to play for both for incumbents and disruptors, but there is no time to lose in formulating and executing strategies for digital transformation. Any company with the ambition to play a role in the future banking landscape in the Nordics must urgently assess both business model and technology approaches, in order to capitalise on their strengths and carve out a distinctive value proposition in the digital world.
NextGen Banking Nordics 2016 will bring together industry leaders from banks, traditional and new, established and start-up fintechs, investors and other key stakeholders for an intensive one-day conference focused on exploring all aspects of digital transformation in the Nordics financial industry. Keynote and panel discussions will drive in-depth expert discussions around the major questions market participants face today, including:
- How is digital impacting retail banking and wealth management on one hand and transaction banking on the other?
- What do retail and business customers really want from nextgen banking - and how are their requirements evolving?
- How is digital impacting the business of being a banker?
- What will be the impact of key regulation such as PSD2?
- Which of the much-hyped technologies we hear about – blockchain, mobile, robotics, biometrics among others – will actually shape the future landscape, and how should nextgen banking providers be using them?
- Who will win – and who will lose – in the future banking landscape?