Your everything IBM at Sibos guide

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Welcome to Sibos 2018 in Sydney! Day one of the conference has begun, and I hope you’re booking plans to meet with IBM at the conference. Each day, I will update and revise this blog several times with news, announcements, videos, and blogs live from the floor at Sibos. Return often and let it serve as your “Everything IBM guide at Sibos.” If you want to help spread the word, download the images in this post with a right-click and save-image-as move, and you have ready made images to share on Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and more.

As the pace of change accelerates across the financial ecosystem, IBM has both the platforms and people to help you address the  complexities of today’s competitive landscape. Whether payments, regulatory compliance, automation, blockchain, addressing cyber or moving to cloud, bring us your toughest challenges and let’s solve tomorrow together.

Here’s a quick overview of ways to engage with IBM at Sibos this year:

Note: Times listed are in the event’s local time zone: Sydney, Australia.

Follow IBM live at Sibos 2018 on YouTube

Subscribe to IBMFinTech on YouTube to follow IBM live on the floor of Sibos 2018.

Click on the IBM at Sibos playlist below to watch the following:

  • Paolo Sironi, IBM FinTech Thought Leader, report live conversations from the ground
  • Four Innotribe SenseMaker sessions with experts from IBM Research
  • Jesse Lund’s Reddit AMA on blockchain and cryptocurrencies with Bitcoin Magazine

IBM booths

IBM will have two booth areas at Sibos this year

  • IBM booth #F22 in the main exhibit on Level 1
  • IBM stand #DZ63 in the Discover Zone on Level 4

IBM Innotribe sessions at Sibos

For the 2018 Sensemaker series, Innotribe has partnered with IBM Research to bring you the future – right from people who are making it. We want to examine what capabilities nascent technology from today will enable by the year 2030. Each day will be framed by a statement or question, and we will have TED-talk like 20 minute presentations.

Decentralization as a new form of trust

Looking at How DLT could enable the decentralization of data, and the applications and impacts of this. Exploring the role of regulated financial institutions and trusted third parties in an era when trust is in the network.

[Monday 22 October  from 13:30 – 13:50]

Sensemaker: Decentralization as a new form of trust

Charity Wayua, Research Manager, IBM Africa

Watch live on video

The Possible applications of Quantum Computing

In the next 5-10 Years quantum superiority will be achieved, this means that current encryption methods will be rendered insecure, and will need to be updated. Looking beyond this paradigm what are the practical applications of quantum computing?

[Tuesday 23 October from 13:30 – 13:50]

Sensemaker: The Possible Applications of Quantum Computing

Anna Phan, Research Scientist, IBM Australia

Watch live on video

AI & The Interconnectedness of everything

AI Will be embedded in every aspect of life, with Neural Networks making decisions at breathtaking speed. What does the future beyond automation hold for the industry and society at large, and how can we ensure that our reach does not exceed our grasp.

[Wednesday 24 October from 13:30 – 13:50]

Sensemaker: The Interconnectedness of everything and Advanced AI

Heike Reil, IBM Fellow, IoT Technology & Solutions

Watch live on video

Securing The Future we have been building

Looking back to the present day from 12 years out, what do we need to put in place now, to ensure that the future state is not one of pens, papers and dumb devices. Can we take the paradigm of Quantum Superiority as an opportunity to reset this and build a secure future, and what principles around data privacy, and sustainability do we need to explore.

[Thursday 25 October from 13:30 – 13:50]

Sensemaker: Shaping the Future of Cybersecurity and Privacy

Cecilia Boschini, Research Staff Member, IBM Zurich

Watch live on video

Other IBM sessions at Sibos

Monday 22 October from 14:45 – 15:15
A Holistic view of Payments

Monday 22 October from 15:30 to 16:30

The blockchain journey – Checking in on Distributed Ledger Technology in Financial Services

Panelists include Saket Sinha, Global VP & Partner, IBM Blockchain Transformation, Banking and Financial Markets

Monday 22 October from 15:30 to 16:30

How can the ‘long-tail’ of smaller organisations be protected from cyberattacks?

Panelists include Chris Hockings, CTO for IBM Security A/NZ, Master Inventor IBM Security

Tuesday 23 October 2018 09:45 to 10:45

Trade wars & technology – A new era for trade finance

Panelists include Jason Kelley, General Manager, IBM Blockchain Services

Tuesday 23 October from 14:00 to 15:00

National Digital Currencies: Will they cash in?

Panelists include Jesse Lund, Global VP, IBM Blockchain

Tuesday 23 October from 14:00 to 15:00

Transforming AML with AI: How banks are embracing tech to optimize compliance

IBM roundtable on Watson Financial Services for Business Partners

Calling all GSIs, ISVs, PSPs: You’re invited to a roundtable on IBM Watson Financial Services offerings AML, CFM, KYC & more on Wednesday, October 24 from 2:00-3:00 PM in the Press Room at Sibos: ICC Meeting Room C4.2, Level 4


Reddit AMA: The Future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency

Live from Sibos: On Monday, October 22, 2018, from 6:00 to 7:00 EST, BitCoin Magazine is hosting a special livestream crypto conversation with George Tung from the CryptosRUs and Jesse Lund from IBM Blockchain  on the Future of Blockchain and Cryptocurrency. George and Jesse will be answering questions from the r/CryptoCurrency subreddit. Learn more on how to pose questions and follow along.

Watch live on video

Smile. You’re on video.

IBM will also have a video team there to make you a star. If you’re interested in sharing your story of working together with IBM or simply your perspective on the future of financial systems, reach out to @TiffanyWinman on Twitter or on IBM at Sibos, and we’ll set up a time to meet on site.

See for examples of other client stories:


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Thank you for the memories

Thank you for joining Likhit Wagle, Global Industry General Manager Banking & Financial Markets, Jesse Lund, Global Vice President, IBM Blockchain, and Raj Venkatraman, Director, IBM Global Payment Solutions for the IBM annual client dinner. We had a great time with you as we discussed ways to innovate the payments landscape.



Thank you for the beautiful time at the Sydney Observatory Tuesday night with the IBM Vice President Marc Andrews and the IBM Watson Financial Services team.

Let’s put smart to work

Together, let’s change the way money moves. Let’s put smart to work.


Changing the way money moves with IBM at Sibos


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