On the 13-15 May 2019 at the wonderful Omni Interlocken in Colorado, our North American NG Financial Services Technology Summit will bring together a host of senior financial services decision-makers and business leaders to discuss the most pressing challenges – and opportunities – in the fast-moving financial services sector.

The summit looks at a number of key themes, including: innovation: banking breakthrough; payments made here, there, everywhere and dominating data; and reaching for the cloud: IT, compliance and fraud protection.

From case studies lifting the lid on operations inside best-in-class organisations, to workshops and collaborative sessions that focused on real challenges and future technology innovations, to one-to-one meetings with industry peers offering practical advice tailored to attendees’ specific needs, our summits provide executives with everything they needed to implement their key projects more effectively.

Our Approach

Every GDS Summit has one stated aim: to help attending executives implement their key projects more effectively. We do this by developing an in-depth understanding of those executives' project needs, the business outcomes they want to achieve, and the challenges they face in terms of hitting those goals.

Who Attends

Our summits are designed for executives looking to take their business to the next level – from market-leading brands to disruptive new entrants. As such, we’ve worked with some of the world’s best-loved and most forward-thinking businesses.
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Past Attendees

At previous events we've helped executives from some the world's most significant firms - as well as the most forward-thinking - to address their project challenges.
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Mike Harasimowicz
D, Data Insights and Corporate Development, Intelligent Solutions Group
JP Morgan Chase
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Janie Truitt
SVP, Program Delivery Executive, Strategic Card Platform
TD Bank
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Mitesh Shah
SVP Information Management
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Susan Torres
SVP/National Banking Operations Officer
Northern Trust
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Mark Crowson
SVP Consumer Lending Technology
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Tony Ross
SVP Business Systems and Technology
Synchrony Financial
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Susan Dean
SVP Consumer Data Office COCP Information Delivery
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Alison Kennedy
SVP Data and Technology Services Operational Risk Mgmt
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Paul Butler
EVP, Head of Credit Data Management
Citizens Bank
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Manavpreet Thiara
SVP Digital Transformation
TD Bank
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Doug Fries
Managing Director – CIO– Card Partnerships
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Aditya Kishore
CTO & Operations
Apple Bank

6 Challenges with Technology in Financial Services

Our summit is focused on solving your strategic challenges
  • Leadership: automation of roles, and how to spend less time serving line-of-business management and more time partnering with it.
  • Personalization: AI, ML, bots and facilitating your company’s no. 1 goal – to be closer to the customer.
  • Transformation: moving from the traditional technology ownership model to a cloud-based, data-based, API-based future.
  • Efficiency + control for existing processes, innovation + support for new business models, linking IT transformation to business goals.
  • Risk management: new channels, new threats, new regulations, new tools.
  • The future of finance, the blockchain, and how we should be organizing now to compete tomorrow
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Summit Schedule

3 Days - 3 Summit Themes - 15 Workshops
Day 1
Day 2
Day 3
Monday May 13, 2019
Summit registration
1:00pm - 6:00pm

Grab your name badge, say hello, activate the onsite app and prepare to leave the office behind for two-and-a-half days of networking, learning and intelligence gathering.

Welcome address
3:30pm - 3:45pm

What? When? How? Where? Join our Master of Ceremonies for a brief welcome and orientation session, where we’ll explain your itinerary for the next few days.

Welcome Brief
3:45pm - 4:25pm

Financial service firms can no longer be in a state of flux when it comes to digital transformation. It’s essential to keep up with customer demand and remain competative. From blockchain to AI to the cloud, 2018 is the year banking insitutions are making big digital changes in order to avoid becoming obsolete. WIth millions joining the digital economy the leading challenge remains creating a better digital experience for consumers and equally improtant training the front line staff. Chatbots, machine learning, FinTech, blockchain and bitocoin, what’s working and what’s not? The future of banking is here.

4:30pm - 6:00pm
Track 1: Digital Banking: The time is now
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Track 2: Follow the Data
4:30pm - 6:00pm
Track 3: Banking on the Cloud
Solution provider briefing
4:30pm - 4:40pm

Details To Follow.

Cocktail reception
6:00pm - 7:00pm

Time to kick off your heels, loosen those ties and get to know your fellow summit attendees. Relax, drinks are on us.

Gala dinner & keynote
7:00pm - 10:00pm

From independent thinkers to technology pioneers to execs from some of the world’s most progressive brands, our keynote speakers are handpicked to provide you with the insight you need to inspire your next business decision.

Tuesday May 14, 2019
7:00am - 8:00am

The most important meal of the day. Get yourself set for a productive day by joining us for coffee, croissants and more.

Keynote Speech
8:05am - 8:45am
Breakfast Keynote Address
8:35am - 9:30am

Details To Follow.

9:35am - 10:15am
Session 1: Next Generation Mobile Banking
10:20am - 11:00am
Vendor Workshop: Getting Real About Digital Transformation 
Coffee & networking
11:00am - 11:20am

Take advantage of time to network with fellow summit attendees and further discuss your business transformation projects.

11:20am - 12:00pm
Session 3: Leveraging Data Science
12:05pm - 12:45pm
Session 4: Real Time Payments
12:50pm - 1:30pm
Session 5: Disrupting the Market: Privacy Regulations
Lunch & networking
1:30pm - 2:30pm

Worked up an appetite? Recharge those batteries with our buffet-style lunch, and prepare to meet the afternoon head-on.

2:30pm - 3:10pm
Session 6: The Cloud Challenge
3:15pm - 3:55pm
Session 7: Attributing your conversions more effectively
Coffee & networking
3:55pm - 4:05pm

Take advantage of time to network with fellow summit attendees and further discuss your business transformation projects.

4:05pm - 4:45pm
Vendor Workshop
4:50pm - 5:30pm
Session 9: Getting strategic on governance, risk and compliance
Attendee downtime
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Time for a well-deserved break in your busy schedules.

Dinner & experience
7:00pm - 10:00pm

Time for some fun; you’ve earned it. Join us for our second night’s dinner and entertainment. Details to follow.

Wednesday May 15, 2019
7:30 am - 8:30 am

The most important meal of the day. Get yourself set for a productive day by joining us for coffee, croissants and more.

8:30 am - 9:10 am
Session 10: The FInTech debate
9:15 am - 9:55 am
Session 11: Improving Omni-Channel Delivery
10:00 am - 10:40 am
Session 12: Delivering on customer experience: a case study
Coffee & networking
10:40 am - 10:50 am

Take advantage of time to network with fellow summit attendees and further discuss your business transformation projects.

10:50 am - 11:30 am
Session 13: Blockchain
11:35 am - 12:15 pm
Session 14: The state of banking 2018: where we’ve been and where we’re going next
12:20 pm - 1:00 pm
Session 15: Closing panel & wrap up
Lunch & farewells
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Worked up an appetite? Recharge those batteries with our buffet-style lunch for your journey home.

Summit Location

Omni Interlocken Resort, Denver, Colorado

Our events take place at some of the most prestigious venues in the world. Five-star accommodation, dining and amenities make attending one of our summits both business and pleasure. Being productive has never been so much fun.

Latest Case Study

Senior executives love our summits because of the unparalleled opportunity to meet people with ideas on how to move their key projects forward. But don’t just take our word for it…

To discuss how GDS Summits can help you solve your project challenges contact us on: 0117 921 4000 or email sayhello@gdsgroup.com.