Future of Financial Services, Sydney

Join us on 9+10 November as we bring you a jam-packed two-day agenda featuring prominent technology and digital executives from CBA, Westpac, ANZ, NAB, ING Direct, UBank, Bankwest, BBVA (Spain) and Starling Bank (UK) and more that are implementing the future of financial services today.

This year’s conference will focus on bringing you valuable expert insights on Open Banking, artificial intelligence (AI), digital customer experiences, blockchain and Distributed Ledger Technologies, cyber-security, and other emerging technologies that will transform the financial industry in the years to come.

The two-stream design on day one allows you to tailor your afternoon and engage with specialist knowledge hubs for focused and in-depth analysis on Blockchain & Payments; and Cloud & Data Centres. Day two will provide a deep-dive into Digital & Customer Experience transformation.


The Future of Insurance, Sydney

Australia’s ‘must attend’ event for insurance executives focused on emerging technology and innovation trends shaping the market today.

Arguably the largest and most prestigious event on the insurance technology executive's calendar, this event will bring together more than 450 executives including CEOs, COOs, CIOs, CTOs and Divisional Heads. The conference will provide unparalleled networking opportunities for delegates. High calibre keynote speakers from leading insurance organisations will reveal the future of IT and innovation trends impacting the industry including advanced business intelligence, social media, mobile, cyber intelligence, cloud computing, end user engagement and customer centred re-engineering.

To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Marcus Sedman, Senior Account Manager, at MarcusS@fst.net.au or call +61 2 9376 3239.

Future of Insurance 2017, Sydney

The Future of Insurance 2017 will bring together the industry’s leading insurers to discuss the latest developments in digital technologies shaping the market.

This year’s event will offer you valuable industry and expert insights into the rise of digital ecosystem, cloud computing, agile infrastructure and many other industry-related topics.

Network with over 450 of your industry peers including Technology, Innovation and Digital senior executives, and hear firsthand from our prominent speakers from IAG, Zurich, BUPA, MetLife, Allianz, TAL Life, AIA and QBE who will map the industry’s innovative advancements in business-enabled technology and explore the topics that matter to you.

FST Government Western Australia 2016

The Western Australia government has appointed its first GCIO under a $25 million reform program that is designed to cut costs and deliver better services to the community. In 2016, under its high-profile reforms agenda, the WA government seeks to improve operational efficiencies and adopt a smarter and more cost-effective ICT procurement strategy.Despite the need to remain conservative with budgetary spend, there is still significant IT investment within portfolios such as Police and Health. These investments are a direct result of these portfolios generating measureable returns on their investments.

3 steps to automating your banking sales cycle

Banks are losing customers and the simple sales funnel is long gone. Technology has changed consumer behaviour and added a new layer of complexity. Ever-increasing customer touchpoints, demands on efficiency, and the ability to work from anywhere means bankers need the right technology to ensure customers are satisfied and keep spending. Download this whitepaper to learn the 3 easy steps to automating the banking sales cycle.

Andrew Ward

Andrew joined the financial services industry 25 years ago, initially with Colonial First State, RetireInvest and then AMP in Sydney.

In the late 1990’s Andrew joined a US based, funds management consulting firm, where he was based in SE Asia helping restructure fund managers’ portfolios.

Andrew returned to Australia to work with St George Bank in Melbourne, gaining great exposure to the administration platform environment before joining the Austo Group as National Sales Manager. Andrew was later appointed as Executive Manager for Commonwealth Private leading a team of private bankers and private wealth managers in the disciplines of financial planning, insurance and stock broking.

Andrew is the founder and Managing Director of SelfWealth, Australia’s first online investment solution that enables you to compare yourself to your peers, professionals and the market and use this knowledge to improve your portfolio performance. Andrew is passionate about improving the level of financial literacy in Australia and created SelfWealth as a tool for self-directed investors to achieve better portfolio performance.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from Sydney University, as well as a Diploma in Financial Services (Financial Planning).

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FST Media and Objective hosted an exclusive roundtable with senior representatives from Australia’s insurance industry to discuss Product Disclosure Statements (PDSs) process automation and the role of product disclosure in accelerating speed-to-market, improving operational efficiency, reducing risk and achieving cost savings. Attendees also discussed the opportunities and challenges in transforming the PDS process, the role of regulation, and the threat of disruptors in the insurance industry.

StreamBase Complex Event Processing

Download the Information Kit - What you will receive. ,,,,, Report: The Next Generation of Execution Consulting Services: Leveraging Technology to Build Relationships by Aite Group; Datasheet: StreamBase CEP Overview; and the Use Case: StreamBase for Algorithmic Trading

Financial kiosks - transforming the customer experience in the bank branch

In the current competitive market, it is vital for retail banks to find a way to reduce the cost of service provision whilst at the same time exceed customer expectations.