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From Closed to Open Banking: The New Face of Digital Transformation

Watson Financial Services

Financial institutions that viewed open banking as an imminent threat are now looking at it as a catalyst for digital transformation. In this session, you’ll hear how IBM is revolutionizing digital transformation for financial institutions through a modular and hybrid end-to-end API banking platform that enables faster innovation and ecosystem collaboration with lower risk.

Core Curriculum Watson Watson Financial Services
Business and AI Campus Theater A
Wed (March 21), 4:30PM PT


Tom Eck

CTO, Industry Platforms, IBM

I am a life-long developer who has worked in numerous industries in a variety of roles including startup founder, medical researcher, and currently as CTO of IBM Industry Platforms. My focus is on building platforms that accelerate the development and monetization of modern Cloud-native assets (e.g. API's, data, analytic algorithms, ML- and DL-models, and blockchain elements). Presently I am building such a platform for the Financial Services industry that is built atop the IBM Cloud. A key component of any successful platform is a vibrant ecosystem of third-parties who build and sell assets through an integrated Marketplace. To this end, we are attracting Fintech's to participate in this ecosystem. The manifestation of this work is the new IBM Cloud for Financial Services.