Financial services leaders must innovate in order to succeed in an industry which has undergone fundamental change in recent years. Now more than ever, the question begs, how do you achieve growth in an undifferentiated and highly competitive market? This breakfast briefing presents insights into how leading financial services organisations are overcoming this challenge. Participants heard from industry and academic leaders on how financial services organisations have increased market share by identifying, designing and implementing innovative ways to drive customer value, sustainable growth and long–term profitability.
Constantin Gurdgiev, Economist
Financial services are being reshaped by the twin forces of changing demand for and supply of investment, as well as by the regulatory responses to the crisis, both related to the demographic, macroeconomic and structural shifts in the global economy. Constantin explores how these profound changes require enterprise and industry-level innovation to deliver new business models.
Furio Peitribaisi, Managing Director, Mediolanum
Furio discusses the concept of innovation as the process of creating ideas and turning them into real business value. He draws on his extensive industry experience of combining, aggregating and modifying new and existing technologies and/or techniques to make innovation permanent.
Eric Falque, Partner and Firm-wide Leader of Service Lines and Customer Management
Having contributed to award-winning, innovative solutions for some of the largest financial institutions in Europe, Eric provides unique insights into the steps taken, the lessons learned and the opportunities for other institutions to consider.
Financial Services Leaders' Briefing: Advisory
Keith Saxton, Director Financial Services IBM Research
Enabling client interaction through the optimisation of digital channels coupled with sophisticated analytics and insights is the route to sustainable growth and profit. Cloud, mobile, social analytics are challenges and game changers.
Dr. Constantin Gurdgiev lectures in Finance with Trinity College, Dublin and University College Dublin, and serves as a Founding Partner with the IBRU Venture Capital Holdings, Ltd. He currently holds non-executive appointments on the Investment Committees of Sierra Nevada College (US), and Heinz Global Asset Management, LLC (US), and is a columnist with the Irish edition of the Sunday Times and the Village Magazine. In the past, Dr. Gurdgiev served as the Head of Research and Partner with St Columbanus AG (Switzerland), the Head of Macroeconomics with the Institute for Business Value, IBM, Director of Research with NCB Stockbrokers, and Group editor of Business & Finance Publications.
Furio Pietribiasi is Managing Director at Mediolanum Asset Management and Mediolanum International Funds and member of the Board of Mediolanum International Life. He is also Chairman of Gamax Management AG and member of the Board of Mediolanum Specialities SICAV SIF. He is also Chairman of the Board of the Irish Association of Investment Managers and member of the Council of IFSC Ireland. Furio is also part of the Taoiseach Department Working Groups for the Funds and Asset Management and he is also Chairman of the Advisory Board of the Diploma in Innovation in Financial Services - University College Dublin (UCD). Furio holds a BA in Finance and Economics.
Eric Falque, BearingPoint Partner based in Paris, Firm-wide Leader of Service Lines & Customer Management and Member of BearingPoint's management committee. Eric has 20 years’ experience in sales, marketing and customer relationship management both playing a role in worldwide firm management and working for global accounts. Having previously held the role of Partner at PwC, he joined BearingPoint nine years ago, where he focused on helping the significant growth of BearingPoint's CRM business before leading the CRM practice on a global basis. He has led various projects with large-scale, relationship marketing and customer centricity strategy development as well as multi-channel, customer management programs. He holds an MBA from New-York /Laval University, Canada and is a graduate of Euromed in Marseille Investment.
Keith Saxton is Director Financial Services IBM Research, focusing on industry and line-of-business issues, alongside traditional technology research, to deliver increased business value to clients. Keith joined IBM after over 20 years in the financial Markets where he held a number of executive management positions in the front office of a number of large international investment and wholesale banks. Within IBM Keith has held various industry focused leadership positions for a number of business units at a country, regional and global level. Externally Keith is Chairman of the Financial Services Committee for Intellect UK, the trade association for the UK technology industry.
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