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2023 Programme

26 June, Monday

9:00am - 9:30am

Forum Stage
Governance

Striking the Balance: How Stability Can Help Promote Financial Innovation (And Vice Versa)

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Karin Keller-Sutter
Karin Keller-Sutter

Switzerland's Federal Councillor & Head of the Federal Department of Finance

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Forum Stage
Governance

Striking the Balance: How Stability Can Help Promote Financial Innovation (And Vice Versa)

Forum Stage

In today's rapidly changing financial landscape, finding the right balance between stability and innovation is more important than ever. Without it, economies can spiral out of control, leading to a cascade of problems that are felt by everyone. Equally important is to explore how stability can serve as a foundation for innovation and growth.

Speakers
Karin Keller-Sutter
Karin Keller-Sutter

Switzerland's Federal Councillor & Head of the Federal Department of Finance

26 June, Monday

9:30am - 10:00am

Forum Stage

Opening Address

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Heng Swee Keat
Heng Swee Keat

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies

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Speakers
Heng Swee Keat
Heng Swee Keat

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies

26 June, Monday

10:00am - 10:50am

Forum Stage
Sustainability

Data for Net Zero: Views from the Climate Data Steering Committee

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Speakers
Ashley_Alder
Ashley Alder

Chair, Financial Conduct Authority

Daniela Stoffel
Daniela Stoffel

State Secretary, State Secretariat for International Finance

Mary-Schapiro_Cropped-300x300
Mary Schapiro

Vice Chair for Global Public Policy at Bloomberg and Special Adviser to the Founder; Head of the TCFD Secretariat; Vice Chair, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero

Ravi Menon-1
Ravi Menon

Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Moderator
Tanya Koenig Portrait SNB
Tanya König

Moderator, finance.swiss

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Sustainability

Data for Net Zero: Views from the Climate Data Steering Committee

Data availability, access and comparability are critical to establishing and tracking robust transition plans. Join members of the global Climate Data Steering Committee as they trade views on the key gaps in this space, and the role of new technologies and collaborative platforms in promoting greater accessibility of transition data, as well as innovating new business models.

Speakers
Ashley_Alder
Ashley Alder

Chair, Financial Conduct Authority

Daniela Stoffel
Daniela Stoffel

State Secretary, State Secretariat for International Finance

Mary-Schapiro_Cropped-300x300
Mary Schapiro

Vice Chair for Global Public Policy at Bloomberg and Special Adviser to the Founder; Head of the TCFD Secretariat; Vice Chair, Glasgow Financial Alliance for Net Zero

Ravi Menon-1
Ravi Menon

Managing Director, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Moderator
Tanya Koenig Portrait SNB
Tanya König

Moderator, finance.swiss

26 June, Monday

10:50am - 11:40am

Forum Stage
Digital Assets

CBDCs: Catalysts for Financial Innovation?

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Speakers
Professor Amir Yaron
Professor Amir Yaron

Governor, Bank of Israel

Harvesh Kumar Seegolam
Harvesh Seegolam

Governor, Bank of Mauritius

Professor Thomas J. Jordan
Professor Thomas J. Jordan

Chairman of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank

Moderator
Skingsley Cecilia
Cecilia Skingsley

Head of BIS Innovation Hub, Bank for International Settlements

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Forum Stage
Digital Assets

CBDCs: Catalysts for Financial Innovation?

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Esteemed central bank governors from around the world will share their insights on the future of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) and financial innovation. As guardians of monetary and financial stability, these influential leaders will discuss:

  • The transformative potential of CBDCs

  • Strategic considerations and challenges associated with the adoption of digital currencies

  • The impact of CBDCs on the fulfilment of central bank policy objectives

Speakers
Professor Amir Yaron
Professor Amir Yaron

Governor, Bank of Israel

Harvesh Kumar Seegolam
Harvesh Seegolam

Governor, Bank of Mauritius

Professor Thomas J. Jordan
Professor Thomas J. Jordan

Chairman of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank

Moderator
Skingsley Cecilia
Cecilia Skingsley

Head of BIS Innovation Hub, Bank for International Settlements

26 June, Monday

11:40am - 1:00pm

Lunch Reception

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26 June, Monday

1:00pm - 1:40pm

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Digital Assets

State of Global Digital Asset Regulation: Navigating Opportunities in an Evolving Landscape

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Speakers
Alessandra Perrazzelli
Alessandra Perrazzelli

Deputy Governor, Bank of Italy

Hon. Caroline D Pham
Hon. Caroline D. Pham

Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Ondrej Kovarik
Ondrej Kovarik

Member of the European Parliament

Ronadol Numnonda (1)
Ronadol Numnonda

Deputy Governor, Financial Institutions Stability, Bank of Thailand 

Moderator
Caroline Malcolm
Caroline Malcolm

Vice President, Global Public Policy, Chainalysis

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Digital Assets

State of Global Digital Asset Regulation: Navigating Opportunities in an Evolving Landscape

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The regulatory landscape for digital assets is rapidly evolving, with new frameworks emerging across the globe. In this session, policymakers and regulators will delve into the divergence in digital asset regulation and the pressing need for greater collaboration to foster a consistent approach. The discussion will include exploring the challenges posed by cross-border transactions and the potential impact of the recent EU Markets in Crypto-assets (MiCA) regulation, which could serve as a model for other jurisdictions. Participants will gain valuable insights into the latest regulatory trends, as well as the significance of coordinated efforts among regulators to promote the responsible and secure growth of digital assets.

Speakers
Alessandra Perrazzelli
Alessandra Perrazzelli

Deputy Governor, Bank of Italy

Hon. Caroline D Pham
Hon. Caroline D. Pham

Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Ondrej Kovarik
Ondrej Kovarik

Member of the European Parliament

Ronadol Numnonda (1)
Ronadol Numnonda

Deputy Governor, Financial Institutions Stability, Bank of Thailand 

Moderator
Caroline Malcolm
Caroline Malcolm

Vice President, Global Public Policy, Chainalysis

26 June, Monday

1:40pm - 2:10pm

Forum Stage
Artificial Intelligence

The AI Revolution: Transforming Finance with Intelligent Automation

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Speakers
Clara Durodie_PZF
Clara Durodié

Chief Executive Officer, Cognitive Finance Group 

Daniela Schackis
Daniela Schackis

Deputy Director General, European Central Bank

Moderator
Francois Candelon
François Candelon

Managing Director & Senior Partner; Global Director, BCG Henderson Institute

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Artificial Intelligence

The AI Revolution: Transforming Finance with Intelligent Automation

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As artificial intelligence and machine learning continue to transform the financial services industry, there is a growing list of real-world examples of how these technologies are enhancing efficiency, improving banking supervision and providing better customer experience. This session will showcase such emerging use-cases of AI beyond ChatGPT, while also highlighting how robust governance and implementation are key for ensuring fair, ethical, accountable and transparent use of these technologies.

Speakers
Clara Durodie_PZF
Clara Durodié

Chief Executive Officer, Cognitive Finance Group 

Daniela Schackis
Daniela Schackis

Deputy Director General, European Central Bank

Moderator
Francois Candelon
François Candelon

Managing Director & Senior Partner; Global Director, BCG Henderson Institute

26 June, Monday

2:10pm - 2:50pm

Forum Stage
Sustainability

The Green Fintech Dilemma: How to Solve Everything, Everywhere, All At Once?

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Speakers
Chen-Leiming-300x300
Chen Leiming

Senior Vice President, Ant Group

Jason Tu
Jason Tu

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, MioTech

Maher Chebbo
Maher Chebbo

European Director, Envision Digital

Nicolette Bartlett
Nicolette Bartlett

Chief Impact Officer, CDP

Moderator
Quint Simon
Quint Simon

Director and Head of Public Policy, APAC, Amazon Web Services

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Forum Stage
Sustainability

The Green Fintech Dilemma: How to Solve Everything, Everywhere, All At Once?

Forum Stage

The everyday impacts of climate change and natural capital erosion are increasingly felt. Large emitters face mounting pressure to set and track robust net zero targets. And the cresting wave of regulation (e.g. CSRD) is precipitating ripple effects across supply chains and onto smaller firms ill-equipped to handle these demands.

Non-zero sum outcomes will require rapid deployment and scaling of innovative tech.  But where should we focus efforts, and how can we expedite financing and support in the right directions? The technologists discuss.

Speakers
Chen-Leiming-300x300
Chen Leiming

Senior Vice President, Ant Group

Jason Tu
Jason Tu

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, MioTech

Maher Chebbo
Maher Chebbo

European Director, Envision Digital

Nicolette Bartlett
Nicolette Bartlett

Chief Impact Officer, CDP

Moderator
Quint Simon
Quint Simon

Director and Head of Public Policy, APAC, Amazon Web Services

26 June, Monday

3:00pm - 3:15pm

Coffee Break

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26 June, Monday

3:15pm - 3:55pm

Forum Stage
Sustainability

Preparing for Future Risks: Climate, Technology, Cyber and Geopolitical

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Speakers
Alison-Martin
Alison Martin

Chief Executive Officer EMEA & Bank Distribution, Zurich Insurance Group

Balbir Bakhshi
Balbir Bakhshi

Group Chief Risk Officer, London Stock Exchange Group

christian-mumenthaler
Christian Mumenthaler

Group Chief Executive Officer, Swiss Re

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Roman Regelman

Chief Executive Officer, Securities Services & Digital, BNY Mellon

Moderator
Gillian Tan
Gillian Tan

Assistant Managing Director (Development and International), Monetary Authority of Singapore

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Sustainability

Preparing for Future Risks: Climate, Technology, Cyber and Geopolitical

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Novel risks pose significant challenges to the global economy, and the financial industry is at the forefront of addressing this challenge. In this session, financial leaders will discuss how their industry is impacted by climate, technology, cyber and geopolitical risks, and how they are leveraging technology and data to help the global economy navigate these risks. This session will also examine how such risks have evolved over the last two decades, what are the latest emerging risks, and the important role the industry plays in promoting long-term financial stability and sustainability by helping businesses and individuals manage their exposure to such novel risks.

Speakers
Alison-Martin
Alison Martin

Chief Executive Officer EMEA & Bank Distribution, Zurich Insurance Group

Balbir Bakhshi
Balbir Bakhshi

Group Chief Risk Officer, London Stock Exchange Group

christian-mumenthaler
Christian Mumenthaler

Group Chief Executive Officer, Swiss Re

Regelman Roman 146kb
Roman Regelman

Chief Executive Officer, Securities Services & Digital, BNY Mellon

Moderator
Gillian Tan
Gillian Tan

Assistant Managing Director (Development and International), Monetary Authority of Singapore

26 June, Monday

3:55pm - 4:25pm

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Sustainability

Capitalising on the Future: How Private Capital is Leading the Way to a Low Carbon Economy

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Speakers
iCapital_Marco Bizzozero
Marco Bizzozero

Head of International & Member of the Executive Committee, iCapital

Mirjam Staub-Bisang (1)
Dr Mirjam Staub-Bisang

Country Head, Switzerland, BlackRock

patrick_odier
Patrick Odier

Chairman of Building Bridges, President of Swiss Sustainable Finance

Moderator
Carolin Roth
Carolin Roth
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Sustainability

Capitalising on the Future: How Private Capital is Leading the Way to a Low Carbon Economy

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To holistically finance the transition to a low carbon future, both public and private capital need to be catalysed and scaled. Technological advancements have opened new opportunities for private capital to drive sustainability outcomes. Our expert panel will also cover how this intersection of finance, technology, and sustainability could be further transformed in the future.

Speakers
iCapital_Marco Bizzozero
Marco Bizzozero

Head of International & Member of the Executive Committee, iCapital

Mirjam Staub-Bisang (1)
Dr Mirjam Staub-Bisang

Country Head, Switzerland, BlackRock

patrick_odier
Patrick Odier

Chairman of Building Bridges, President of Swiss Sustainable Finance

Moderator
Carolin Roth
Carolin Roth

26 June, Monday

4:25pm - 5:15pm

Forum Stage
Digital Assets

The Great Debate: What is the Future of Money?

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Speakers
Andrea_Maechler
Andrea Maechler

Member of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank

Dante-Disparte
Dante Disparte

Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Global Policy, Circle

Professor Eswar Prasad
Professor Eswar Prasad

Professor, Cornell University; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Cornell University

DMD Leong Sing
Leong Sing Chiong

Deputy Managing Director (Markets and Development), Monetary Authority of Singapore

Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli
Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli

Division Chief, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Moderator
Sandra_Ro
Sandra Ro

Chief Executive Officer, Global Blockchain Business Council

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Digital Assets

The Great Debate: What is the Future of Money?

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This session will provide an in-depth analysis of the potential impact of digital assets, specifically stablecoins, CBDCs and tokenised deposits, on the future of money. The panel of experts will examine how these technologies can transform traditional banking by providing more efficient and cost-effective ways to transfer and store value. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about the use cases, benefits, and challenges of these emerging technologies and gain valuable insights into the future of money.

Speakers
Andrea_Maechler
Andrea Maechler

Member of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank

Dante-Disparte
Dante Disparte

Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Global Policy, Circle

Professor Eswar Prasad
Professor Eswar Prasad

Professor, Cornell University; Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution, Cornell University

DMD Leong Sing
Leong Sing Chiong

Deputy Managing Director (Markets and Development), Monetary Authority of Singapore

Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli
Tommaso Mancini-Griffoli

Division Chief, Monetary and Capital Markets Department, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Moderator
Sandra_Ro
Sandra Ro

Chief Executive Officer, Global Blockchain Business Council

26 June, Monday

5:15pm

Networking Drinks

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The Green Fintech Dilemma: How to Solve Everything, Everywhere, All At Once?

Forum Stage

The everyday impacts of climate change and natural capital erosion are increasingly felt. Large emitters face mounting pressure to set and track robust net zero targets. And the cresting wave of regulation (e.g. CSRD) is precipitating ripple effects across supply chains and onto smaller firms ill-equipped to handle these demands.

Non-zero sum outcomes will require rapid deployment and scaling of innovative tech.  But where should we focus efforts, and how can we expedite financing and support in the right directions? The technologists discuss.

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Quint Simon
Quint Simon

Director and Head of Public Policy, APAC, Amazon Web Services

26 June, Monday

7:00pm - 10:00pm

Industry Networking Party

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26 June, Monday

10:00am - 5:00pm

Roundtable

Roundtables

These long-form roundtables will take place under Chatham House rules to enable a meaningful dialogue between the public and private sectors and drive actionable outcomes.

Each roundtable is curated alongside an anchor regulator or policymaker.

26 June, Monday

10:00am - 12:00pm

Roundtable
Digital Assets

SME Financing via Programmable Money and Tokenisation

Hosted by the Bank of Thailand

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Speakers
Alan-Lim
Alan Lim

Head, FinTech Infrastructure Office, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Amy Jiang
Amy Jiang

Advisor, BIS Innovation Hub

Anikó_Szombati
Anikó Szombati

Chief Digital Officer, Executive Director for Digitalization and Fintech support, Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Central Bank of Hungary)

Dr Ansgar Schott
Dr Ansgar Schott

Partner, Attorney at Law, Baker McKenzie

Bryony Widdup
Bryony Widdup

Partner, Co-Head Sustainable Finance and Investment, Hogan Lovells

Devina Headshot (1)
Devina Paul

Chief Financial Officer, Zumo

Dominic Williams_Profile Photo
Dominic Williams

Founder & Chief Scientist, DFINITY Foundation

Jesse_Chenard
Jesse Chenard

Founder & Chairman, Monetago

Katalin Kauzli
Katalin Kauzli

Co-Founder & Business Development Director, Partner HUB Ltd.

Keith Bear
Keith Bear

Fellow, Centre for Alternative Finance, University of Cambridge

Kimmo Web Picture
Dr Kimmo Soramäki

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, FNA

Lena Kleinfeldt
Lena Kleinfeldt

Director, Citi

Mathias Ruch
Mathias Ruch

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, CV VC AG

Marina Markezic
Marina Markezic

Co-Founder & Executive Director, European Crypto Initiative

Paisal Kiattananan
Paisal Kiattananan

Managing Director of Technology and Innovation, Digital Ventures

Pascale Bruderer
Pascale Bruderer

Founder and Chairwoman, Swiss Stablecoin AG

Sophia Lopez
Sophia Lopez

Founder & President, Kaleido

Toh Wee Kee
Toh Wee Kee

Global Head of Business Architecture for Coin Systems, Onyx by J.P. Morgan

Varun Paul
Varun Paul

Director, CBDC and Market Infrastructure, Fireblocks

Chair & Moderator
Ronadol Numnonda (1)
Chair:
Ronadol Numnonda

Deputy Governor, Financial Institutions Stability, Bank of Thailand

Thammarak Moenjak
Moderator:
Thammarak Moenjak

Senior Advisor, Digital Currency Team, Bank of Thailand

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Roundtable
Digital Assets

SME Financing via Programmable Money and Tokenisation

Hosted by Bank of Thailand

Roundtable Room

Bank of Thailand (BOT) initiated the Business Prototype Development Project for CBDCs in June 2020, marking the first time the BOT expanded the scope of CBDC development to business users. The Project is a collaboration between the BOT, SCG and Digital Ventures Company Limited (DV). In the project, BOT used CBDC with programmability features to help with supply-chain financing. 

The test results demonstrate that DLT can increase payment efficiency for businesses by allowing users to set various conditions on the CBDC (programmable money) to enhance flexibility in handling business activities. In the past two years, the project had generated strong business interests and proved the feasibility of the ideas and technology but also showed scope for it to be modified or extended, particularly with invoice tokenisation.

This session aims to showcase Bank of Thailand (BOT)'s Business Prototype Development Project for CBDCs and to generate ideas from the industry that will inform an extension project planned for kick-off at the Point Zero Forum. 

Speakers
Alan-Lim
Alan Lim

Head, FinTech Infrastructure Office, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Amy Jiang
Amy Jiang

Advisor, BIS Innovation Hub

Anikó_Szombati
Anikó Szombati

Chief Digital Officer, Executive Director for Digitalization and Fintech support, Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Central Bank of Hungary)

Dr Ansgar Schott
Dr Ansgar Schott

Partner, Attorney at Law, Baker McKenzie

Bryony Widdup
Bryony Widdup

Partner, Co-Head Sustainable Finance and Investment, Hogan Lovells

Devina Headshot (1)
Devina Paul

Chief Financial Officer, Zumo

Dominic Williams_Profile Photo
Dominic Williams

Founder & Chief Scientist, DFINITY Foundation

Jesse_Chenard
Jesse Chenard

Founder & Chairman, Monetago

Katalin Kauzli
Katalin Kauzli

Co-Founder & Business Development Director, Partner HUB Ltd.

Keith Bear
Keith Bear

Fellow, Centre for Alternative Finance, University of Cambridge

Kimmo Web Picture
Dr Kimmo Soramäki

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, FNA

Lena Kleinfeldt
Lena Kleinfeldt

Director, Citi

Mathias Ruch
Mathias Ruch

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, CV VC AG

Marina Markezic
Marina Markezic

Co-Founder & Executive Director, European Crypto Initiative

Paisal Kiattananan
Paisal Kiattananan

Managing Director of Technology and Innovation, Digital Ventures

Pascale Bruderer
Pascale Bruderer

Founder and Chairwoman, Swiss Stablecoin AG

Sophia Lopez
Sophia Lopez

Founder & President, Kaleido

Toh Wee Kee
Toh Wee Kee

Global Head of Business Architecture for Coin Systems, Onyx by J.P. Morgan

Varun Paul
Varun Paul

Director, CBDC and Market Infrastructure, Fireblocks

Chair & Moderator
Ronadol Numnonda (1)
Chair:
Ronadol Numnonda

Deputy Governor, Financial Institutions Stability, Bank of Thailand

Thammarak Moenjak
Moderator:
Thammarak Moenjak

Senior Advisor, Digital Currency Team, Bank of Thailand

26 June, Monday

11:30am - 1:30pm

Roundtable
Digital Assets

Privacy in Digital Money from a Technology and Economic Perspective

Hosted by Swiss National Bank, in co-operation with the Swiss Centre of the BIS Innovation Hub



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Speakers
Andrea Pinna - Pic (1)
Andrea Pinna

Team Lead - Digital Euro Business Architecture and Product Design, European Central Bank

Biba Homsy
Biba Homsy

Partner, Homsy Legal

Professor Bryan Ford
Professor Bryan Ford

Professor, EPFL

Stengel Cornelia
Cornelia Stengel

Attorney at Law, Partner, Kellerhals Carrard

David Chaum
David Chaum

Computer Scientist, Cryptographer and Inventor

Dr Elli Androulaki
Dr Elli Androulaki

Distinguished Engineer - Decentralised Trust, IBM Research

James McAndrews
James McAndrews

Chief Executive Officer, TNB USA Inc.

Jan Camenisch
Jan Camenisch

Chief Technology Officer & Cryptographer, DFINITY Foundation

Karmela Holtgreve
Karmela Holtgreve

Director General Strategy and Innovation, Deutsche Bundesbank

Oliver Buschan-1
Oliver Buschan

Member of the Executive Board, Swiss Bankers Association

Rod Garratt
Rod Garratt

Senior Adviser, Bank for International Settlements

Moderator
Thomas Moser
Thomas Moser

Alternate Member of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank

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Roundtable
Digital Assets

Privacy in Digital Money from a Technology and Economic Perspective

Hosted by Swiss National Bank, in co-operation with the Swiss Centre of the BIS Innovation Hub

Roundtable Room

The roundtable aims to advance industry thinking on privacy in digital money by bringing together central bankers, regulators, financial services and technology leaders. 


The roundtable aims to:
- discuss the state of the art of privacy-preserving technologies,
- understand how regulation, consumer demand and industry are driving the development of such technologies, and
- explore the role of central banks in providing privacy-preserving CBDCs.

Speakers
Andrea Pinna - Pic (1)
Andrea Pinna

Team Lead - Digital Euro Business Architecture and Product Design, European Central Bank

Biba Homsy
Biba Homsy

Partner, Homsy Legal

Professor Bryan Ford
Professor Bryan Ford

Professor, EPFL

Stengel Cornelia
Cornelia Stengel

Attorney at Law, Partner, Kellerhals Carrard

David Chaum
David Chaum

Computer Scientist, Cryptographer and Inventor

Dr Elli Androulaki
Dr Elli Androulaki

Distinguished Engineer - Decentralised Trust, IBM Research

James McAndrews
James McAndrews

Chief Executive Officer, TNB USA Inc.

Jan Camenisch
Jan Camenisch

Chief Technology Officer & Cryptographer, DFINITY Foundation

Karmela Holtgreve
Karmela Holtgreve

Director General Strategy and Innovation, Deutsche Bundesbank

Oliver Buschan-1
Oliver Buschan

Member of the Executive Board, Swiss Bankers Association

Rod Garratt
Rod Garratt

Senior Adviser, Bank for International Settlements

Moderator
Thomas Moser
Thomas Moser

Alternate Member of the Governing Board, Swiss National Bank

26 June, Monday

12:00pm - 2:00pm

Roundtable
Digital Assets

Playback of Project Guardian – Unlocking TradFi with DeFi

Hosted by Monetary Authority of Singapore

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Speakers
Adeline Bachellerie
Adeline Bachellerie

Deputy Director of Innovation and Financial Market Infrastructures, Banque de France

Oi-Yee Choo_PZF
Choo Oi-Yee

Chief Executive Officer, ADDX

Christoph Puhr (1)
Dr Christoph Puhr

Lead CoE Digital Assets, UBS Group AG

Fernando Luis Vazquez Cao
Fernando Luis Vázquez Cao

Chief Executive Officer, SBI Digital Asset Holdings

Janet-Young-300x300
Janet Young

Managing Director & Head of Group Channels and Digitalisation, Strategic Communications and Brand, United Overseas Bank Limited

Jenny Hancock
Jenny Hancock

Member of Secretariat, Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, Bank for International Settlements

Keith deSouza (1)
Keith deSouza

Group Head, Liquidity Funding Management, Treasury & Markets, DBS

Lee Zhu Kuang
Lee Zhu Kuang

Chief Digital, Data & Innovation Officer, HSBC

Peter Hilborne
Peter Hilborne

Chief Operating Officer - Operations, Schroders Investment Management

Puneet Jan
Puneet Singhvi

Managing Director Head of Digital Assets, Institutional Client Group, Citigroup

Rehan-Ahmed-Headshot
Rehan Ahmed

General Manager & Chief Product Officer, Marketnode

Ryosuke Ushida-1
Ryosuke Ushida

Chief FinTech Officer, Financial Services Agency Japan

Dr Steven Hu
Dr Steven Hu

Head of Digital Assets, Trade and Working Capital, Standard Chartered

Umar Farooq_500x500
Umar Farooq

Chief Executive Officer of Onyx by J.P. Morgan & Global Head of Financial Institution Payments, J.P. Morgan

Varun Paul
Varun Paul

Director, CBDC and Market Infrastructure, Fireblocks

Moderator
Alan-Lim
Alan Lim

Head, FinTech Infrastructure Office, Monetary Authority of Singapore

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Roundtable
Digital Assets

Playback of Project Guardian – Unlocking TradFi with DeFi

Hosted by Monetary Authority of Singapore

This roundtable marks the first-year anniversary of Project Guardian. Members of Project Guardian will discuss key findings from industry pilots, including the challenges and obstacles they faced to complete their live industry pilots and how they overcame them. 

The roundtable will also discuss the state of digital asset adoption and what lies ahead for the industry by addressing the following questions:  

1. What defines a responsible digital asset market?

2. How can industry participants and regulators work together to build a responsible and innovative digital asset ecosystem?

3. What does the road to commercialisation look like?

Speakers
Adeline Bachellerie
Adeline Bachellerie

Deputy Director of Innovation and Financial Market Infrastructures, Banque de France

Oi-Yee Choo_PZF
Choo Oi-Yee

Chief Executive Officer, ADDX

Christoph Puhr (1)
Dr Christoph Puhr

Lead CoE Digital Assets, UBS Group AG

Fernando Luis Vazquez Cao
Fernando Luis Vázquez Cao

Chief Executive Officer, SBI Digital Asset Holdings

Janet-Young-300x300
Janet Young

Managing Director & Head of Group Channels and Digitalisation, Strategic Communications and Brand, United Overseas Bank Limited

Jenny Hancock
Jenny Hancock

Member of Secretariat, Committee on Payments and Market Infrastructures, Bank for International Settlements

Keith deSouza (1)
Keith deSouza

Group Head, Liquidity Funding Management, Treasury & Markets, DBS

Lee Zhu Kuang
Lee Zhu Kuang

Chief Digital, Data & Innovation Officer, HSBC

Peter Hilborne
Peter Hilborne

Chief Operating Officer - Operations, Schroders Investment Management

Puneet Jan
Puneet Singhvi

Managing Director Head of Digital Assets, Institutional Client Group, Citigroup

Rehan-Ahmed-Headshot
Rehan Ahmed

General Manager & Chief Product Officer, Marketnode

Ryosuke Ushida-1
Ryosuke Ushida

Chief FinTech Officer, Financial Services Agency Japan

Dr Steven Hu
Dr Steven Hu

Head of Digital Assets, Trade and Working Capital, Standard Chartered

Umar Farooq_500x500
Umar Farooq

Chief Executive Officer of Onyx by J.P. Morgan & Global Head of Financial Institution Payments, J.P. Morgan

Varun Paul
Varun Paul

Director, CBDC and Market Infrastructure, Fireblocks

Moderator
Alan-Lim
Alan Lim

Head, FinTech Infrastructure Office, Monetary Authority of Singapore

26 June, Monday

12:30pm - 2:30pm

Roundtable
Sustainability

Fostering a Green FinTech Ecosystem - Meeting of the Green FinTech Network

Hosted by Swiss Secretariat for International Finance 

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Speakers
Christian Spindler
Dr Christian Spindler

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Sustainaccount AG

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Gerrit Sindermann

Deputy Executive Director, Green Digital Finance Alliance

Prof. Dr. Jan-Alexander Posth
Prof. Dr. Jan-Alexander Posth

Professor of Asset Management, ZHAW School of Management and Law

Janine Hofer-Wittwer
Janine Hofer-Wittwer, CFA

Head of ESG Data and RegRisk Services, SIX

Julian Osborne
Julian Osborne

Chief Executive Officer, Pelt8

Professor Markus Leippold
Professor Markus Leippold

Professor, University of Zurich

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Dr Michael Gloor

Chief Executive Officer, Correntics AG

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Oliver Marchand

Global Head of ESG Research & Product Development – Climate Risk Center, MSCI

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Peter Zollinger
Philipp Aeby
Philipp Aeby

Chief Executive Officer, RepRisk

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Simone Thompson

Co-Chief Executive Officer, CLIMADA Technologies

Stefano Ferrazzini_Swisscom_Banking
Stefano Ferrazzini

Digital Banking Trend Analyst & Consultant in FinTech, e.foresight - Banking Trendscout by Swisscom

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Stephan Geiger

Head Sustainable Finance, EY Switzerland

Professor Thomas Puschmann
Professor Thomas Puschmann

Executive Director Global Center for Sustainable Digital Finance, University of Zurich, Stanford University, University of the Fraser Valley

Tillmann Lang
Tillmann Lang

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer,  Inyova

Yvonne Johansson
Yvonne Johansson

Co-head CoE Sustainability, UBS Switzerland AG

Moderator
Stefan Flückiger
Chair:
Stefan Flückiger

Deputy State Secretary, State Secretariat for International Finance

Christoph Baumann
Moderator:
Christoph Baumann

Envoy for Sustainable Finance, State Secretariat for International Finance

Katherine Foster-1
Moderator:
Katherine Foster

Executive Director, Green Digital Finance Alliance

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Sustainability

Fostering a Green FinTech Ecosystem - Meeting of the Green FinTech Network

Hosted by Swiss Secretariat for International Finance

The Green FinTech Network brings together leading green FinTechs and key stakeholders, such as venture capital firms, accelerators, consultants, universities, data providers and financial institutions. "Green FinTechs" refer to technology-based innovations that are used for all kinds of financial processes and products and which at the same time support sustainability goals or reduce sustainability risks. They play a key role in the collection and processing of sustainability data by providing them faster, more cost-efficiently and in a more easily comparable form. 

This meeting of the Green FinTech Network at the Point Zero Forum aims to convene members and interested industry players and regulators to assess the status-quo of the green FinTech ecosystem, showcase selected green FinTech solutions to highlight the range and potential of green FinTechs and to outline concrete actions by the Green FinTech Network to foster the green FinTech ecosystem, especially with regard to the availability of sustainability data.

Speakers
Christian Spindler
Dr Christian Spindler

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, Sustainaccount AG

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Gerrit Sindermann

Deputy Executive Director, Green Digital Finance Alliance

Prof. Dr. Jan-Alexander Posth
Prof. Dr. Jan-Alexander Posth

Professor of Asset Management, ZHAW School of Management and Law

Janine Hofer-Wittwer
Janine Hofer-Wittwer, CFA

Head of ESG Data and RegRisk Services, SIX

Julian Osborne
Julian Osborne

Chief Executive Officer, Pelt8

Professor Markus Leippold
Professor Markus Leippold

Professor, University of Zurich

Dr-Michael-Gloor_Cropped-300x300
Dr Michael Gloor

Chief Executive Officer, Correntics AG

Oliver-Marchand-Photo (1) (1)
Oliver Marchand

Global Head of ESG Research & Product Development – Climate Risk Center, MSCI

MALE_HEADSHOT
Peter Zollinger
Philipp Aeby
Philipp Aeby

Chief Executive Officer, RepRisk

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Simone Thompson

Co-Chief Executive Officer, CLIMADA Technologies

Stefano Ferrazzini_Swisscom_Banking
Stefano Ferrazzini

Digital Banking Trend Analyst & Consultant in FinTech, e.foresight - Banking Trendscout by Swisscom

Geiger Stephan_HQ Colour (2)
Stephan Geiger

Head Sustainable Finance, EY Switzerland

Professor Thomas Puschmann
Professor Thomas Puschmann

Executive Director Global Center for Sustainable Digital Finance, University of Zurich, Stanford University, University of the Fraser Valley

Tillmann Lang
Tillmann Lang

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer,  Inyova

Yvonne Johansson
Yvonne Johansson

Co-head CoE Sustainability, UBS Switzerland AG

Moderator
Stefan Flückiger
Chair:
Stefan Flückiger

Deputy State Secretary, State Secretariat for International Finance

Christoph Baumann
Moderator:
Christoph Baumann

Envoy for Sustainable Finance, State Secretariat for International Finance

Katherine Foster-1
Moderator:
Katherine Foster

Executive Director, Green Digital Finance Alliance

26 June, Monday

2:15pm - 4:15pm

Roundtable
Digital Assets

Who will Emerge the Digital Money Winner: Stablecoins or Tokenised Deposits?

Hosted by Monetary Authority of Singapore

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Speakers
Adeline Bachellerie
Adeline Bachellerie

Deputy Director of Innovation and Financial Market Infrastructures, Banque de France

Adrian Ang
Adrian Ang

Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP

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Dante Disparte

Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Global Policy, Circle

Emma_Butterworth
Emma Butterworth

Head of FMI Innovation and Payments Policy, Bank of England

John O-Neill
John O'Neill

Head of Digital Asset Strategy, MSS, HSBC

Hon. Kathy Kraninger
Hon. Kathy Kraninger

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Solidus Labs, Inc.

Ken _Nagatsuka
Ken Nagatsuka

Executive Director (Payments), Monetary Authority of Singapore

Nicolas Bruegger
Nicolas Brügger

Deputy Head of Capital Markets & Infrastructure, State Secretariat for International Finance

Nicolas de Skowronski
Nicolas de Skowronski

Head Wealth Management Solutions, Member of the Executive Board, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd

Oliver Buschan
Oliver Buschan

Member of the Executive Board, Swiss Bankers Association

Rene Michau
René Michau

Global Head, Digital Assets, Standard Chartered

Richmond Teo
Richmond Teo

Chief Executive Officer Asia, Paxos

Ryosuke Ushida-1
Ryosuke Ushida

Chief Fintech Officer, Financial Services Agency Japan

Thammarak Moenjak
Thammarak Moenjak

Senior Advisor, Digital Currency Team, Bank of Thailand

Tom Duff Gordon
Tom Duff Gordon

Head of International Policy, Coinbase

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Umar Farooq

Chief Executive Officer of Onyx by J.P. Morgan & Global Head of Financial Institution Payments, J.P. Morgan

Wong Wenbin
Wong Wenbin

Head of GrabFin Singapore, Grab

Moderator
Jo_Yeo
Jo Yeo

Head, Payments Development & Data Connectivity, Monetary Authority of Singapore

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Roundtable
Digital Assets

Who Will Emerge the Digital Money Winner: Stablecoins or Tokenised Deposits?

Hosted by Monetary Authority of Singapore

Stablecoins have long been recognised as a key enabler of the digital asset ecosystem, serving as a bridge between the fiat and tokenised realms. As a form of digital money, stablecoins boast functionalities that could support wider utility as a mode of payments for real world applications and usage. But recent developments have called into question the supposed stability of stablecoins and its reliability as a trusted medium of exchange. In tandem, there has been growing clamour advocating for tokenised deposits as the future of payments, bringing similar functionalities with purportedly less risk – but how much truth does this hold? Can they coexist, or is one destined to displace the other?

Featuring regulators and industry experts, this roundtable aims to deep dive into this debate. Expect candid exchanges on the merits and limitations of both fiat-backed stablecoins and tokenised deposits, insights into key drivers and contributing factors to success or failure; and how developing global regulations tie everything together.

Speakers
Adeline Bachellerie
Adeline Bachellerie

Deputy Director of Innovation and Financial Market Infrastructures, Banque de France

Adrian Ang
Adrian Ang

Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP

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Dante Disparte

Chief Strategy Officer & Head of Global Policy, Circle

Emma_Butterworth
Emma Butterworth

Head of FMI Innovation and Payments Policy, Bank of England

John O-Neill
John O'Neill

Head of Digital Asset Strategy, MSS, HSBC

Hon. Kathy Kraninger
Hon. Kathy Kraninger

Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, Solidus Labs, Inc.

Ken _Nagatsuka
Ken Nagatsuka

Executive Director (Payments), Monetary Authority of Singapore

Nicolas Bruegger
Nicolas Brügger

Deputy Head of Capital Markets & Infrastructure, State Secretariat for International Finance

Nicolas de Skowronski
Nicolas de Skowronski

Head Wealth Management Solutions, Member of the Executive Board, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd

Oliver Buschan
Oliver Buschan

Member of the Executive Board, Swiss Bankers Association

Rene Michau
René Michau

Global Head, Digital Assets, Standard Chartered

Richmond Teo
Richmond Teo

Chief Executive Officer Asia, Paxos

Ryosuke Ushida-1
Ryosuke Ushida

Chief Fintech Officer, Financial Services Agency Japan

Thammarak Moenjak
Thammarak Moenjak

Senior Advisor, Digital Currency Team, Bank of Thailand

Tom Duff Gordon
Tom Duff Gordon

Head of International Policy, Coinbase

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Umar Farooq

Chief Executive Officer of Onyx by J.P. Morgan & Global Head of Financial Institution Payments, J.P. Morgan

Wong Wenbin
Wong Wenbin

Head of GrabFin Singapore, Grab

Moderator
Jo_Yeo
Jo Yeo

Head, Payments Development & Data Connectivity, Monetary Authority of Singapore

26 June, Monday

3:00pm - 5:00pm

Roundtable
Sustainability

DLTs’ Sustainability in the Financial Sector

Hosted by Bank of Italy

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Speakers
Hon. Caroline D Pham
Hon. Caroline D. Pham

Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Skingsley Cecilia
Cecilia Skingsley

Head of BIS Innovation Hub, Bank for International Settlements

Csaba Kandrács
Csaba Kandrács

Deputy Governor, Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Central Bank of Hungary)

Elizabeth McCaul
Elizabeth McCaul

Member of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank 

Professor Fabian Schär
Professor Fabian Schär

Professor for DLT and FinTech, University of Basel

Grace Chong
Grace Chong

Head of Financial Regulatory, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Hui En Joanna Yeo
Hui En Joanna Yeo

Chief Executive Officer, Arukah

Jason Ekberg
Jason Ekberg

Partner, Oliver Wyman

Ondrej Kovarik
Ondrej Kovarik

Member of the European Parliament

Paolo Tasca (1)
Paolo Tasca

Chairman, DLT Science Foundation

Pradyumna-Agrawal
Pradyumna Agrawal

Managing Director, Investment (Blockchain), Temasek International Pte Ltd

Susan Friedman
Susan Friedman

Senior Director, Public Policy, Ripple

Moderator
Alessandra Perrazzelli
Alessandra Perrazzelli

Deputy Governor, Bank of Italy

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Sustainability

DLTs’ Sustainability in the Financial Sector

Hosted by Bank of Italy

The Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) - applied to banking, financial, insurance and payment services – has potential advantages and disadvantages. Applying new

technologies, especially in untested markets, poses risks which need to be compared with benefits. From a policy perspective, proper technical set-up is crucial for addressing challenges in network scalability and processing speeds, and to reduce security risks. This makes increasing fact-based knowledge and training of relevant decision makers essential to fulfilling the technology’s potential.

This session aims to bring policymakers and the industry to work together on addressing legal and regulatory issues related to the use of blockchain technology and to galvanise an international coordination of policy actions. The related implications will be assessed with special regard to the sustainability, in terms of business models, financial stability, consumer protection, interoperability, gross settlement in central bank money and payments security, as well as ESG factors.

Speakers
Hon. Caroline D Pham
Hon. Caroline D. Pham

Commissioner, U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission

Skingsley Cecilia
Cecilia Skingsley

Head of BIS Innovation Hub, Bank for International Settlements

Csaba Kandrács
Csaba Kandrács

Deputy Governor, Magyar Nemzeti Bank (Central Bank of Hungary)

Elizabeth McCaul
Elizabeth McCaul

Member of the Supervisory Board, European Central Bank 

Professor Fabian Schär
Professor Fabian Schär

Professor for DLT and FinTech, University of Basel

Grace Chong
Grace Chong

Head of Financial Regulatory, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Hui En Joanna Yeo
Hui En Joanna Yeo

Chief Executive Officer, Arukah

Jason Ekberg
Jason Ekberg

Partner, Oliver Wyman

Ondrej Kovarik
Ondrej Kovarik

Member of the European Parliament

Paolo Tasca (1)
Paolo Tasca

Chairman, DLT Science Foundation

Pradyumna-Agrawal
Pradyumna Agrawal

Managing Director, Investment (Blockchain), Temasek International Pte Ltd

Susan Friedman
Susan Friedman

Senior Director, Public Policy, Ripple

Moderator
Alessandra Perrazzelli
Alessandra Perrazzelli

Deputy Governor, Bank of Italy

26 June, Monday

3:15pm - 5:15pm

Roundtable
Sustainability

The Climate Data Roundtable: Interoperability, Access and Verification to Track and Finance Net Zero

Hosted by Monetary Authority of Singapore, Net Zero Data Public Utility + Powered by

KPMG Square logo

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Speakers
Alexander Zanker
Alexander Zanker

Head ESG Analytics, LGT Capital Partners

Aurelie Bergugnat
Aurelie Bergugnat

Group Chief Data Officer - SVP, Data and Performance, Schneider Electric

Carmen Munoz
Carmen Munoz

Managing Director, Global Head of Resources, Sustainable Fitch

Carrie-Suen
Carrie Suen

Senior Advisor, Global Affairs & Sustainability Strategies & Head of APAC (ex GBA) Public Policy, Ant Group

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Cornelia Andersson

Group Leader, Sustainable Finance & Investments, London Stock Exchange Group

Dia Desai
Dia Desai

Managing Director, Global Head of Climate-Aligned Finance, HSBC

Jason Tu
Jason Tu

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, MioTech

Jean-Philippe Chicoine
Jean-Philippe Chicoine

Climate Data Team Leader, Bloomberg LP

Lionel Wong
Lionel Wong

Head, Green FinTech Office, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Lotte Knuckles Griek
Lotte Knuckles Griek

Global Head of Sustainability Research, S&P Global

Marion Leslie
Marion Leslie

Head Financial Information, SIX

Maher Chebbo
Maher Chebbo

European Director, Envision Digital

Nicolette Bartlett
Nicolette Barlette

Chief Impact Officer, CDP

MALE_HEADSHOT
Philippe de Koning

Director, Blackrock

Simone Kramer-1
Simone Kramer

Head of Product, Net Zero Data Public Utility

Stephan Wolf
Stephan Wolf

Chief Executive Officer, Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)

Moderator
Antony Ruddenklau
Anton Ruddenklau

Global Head of Financial Services Innovation and Fintech, KPMG International

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Sustainability

The Climate Data Roundtable: Interoperability, Access and Verification to Track and Finance Net Zero

Hosted by Monetary Authority of Singapore, Net Zero Data Public Utility, and KPMG

The importance of quality climate data cannot be overstated. Accessing structured, accurate and verifiable data on firms represents a crucial step in driving towards global net zero.

  • Data gaps lead to incomplete and inaccurate analyses, fuelling erroneous business and financing decisions with costly ramifications.

  • Scarcity of quality climate data, even in the public sphere, undermines the efficacy of transition planning and sustainable investing, and heightens greenwashing risks in these areas. 

Many global bodies and private sector solutions have risen to the challenge, but this is both a boon and a bane:

  • Multiple reporting standards and ratings methodologies have precipitated a myriad of ways to tabulate firms’ climate data.

  • The bridging of gaps by modelled and estimated outputs, can lead to wildly variant results.

  • The scale of the challenge increases exponentially when overlaying different sectors’ unique contexts and transition requirements.

  • New entrants face high costs in demystifying this increasingly complex landscape, to commence their baselining and decarbonisation journey.

Global consensus has been struck on the need to converge and harmonise the treatment of climate data – what we do not measure consistently, we cannot manage properly. But the journey is daunting, and progress is slow.

  • The IFRS-ISSB standards will set the global baseline, but much still needs to be worked out in terms of implementation.

  • On the immediate horizon, the CSRD has come into force and its implications are far reaching in terms of cascading data collection requirements down global supply chains. Downstream entities may not be equipped for these demands.

  • Lack of interoperability across private initiatives lends to perpetuation of variances in how data is being reported and tabulated.

  • The shortfall of globally-endorsed platforms, means support for the consistent implementation of these standards remains limited.

Public-private consortium initiatives will prove instrumental to rapidly breaking from this cycle. Initiatives such as the global Net Zero Data Public Utility, the European Single Access Point, and Project Greenprint in Asia, permit the harnessing of multi-stakeholder strengths and capabilities to tackle challenges in a more coordinated, coherent manner.

This roundtable mirrors this concept by bringing together like-minded participants to contemplate the ways that public and private industry can be better coordinated toward tackling issues such as:

  • Overcoming firms’ barriers to disclosure, and how to incentivise behavioural change and ownership of decarbonisation responsibilities;

  • What needs to happen in order for FIs and real economy players to transcend climate data as a requirement, into climate data as business opportunities;

  • Steps needed in order to progress towards global interoperability of data and platforms;

  • How to better leverage technological innovation and cutting-edge solutioning such as AIoT, generative AI and predictive analytics to achieve focused outcomes in priority areas.

Hosted by Monetary Authority of Singapore, Net Zero Data Public Utility + Powered by

KPMG Square logo

Speakers
Alexander Zanker
Alexander Zanker

Head ESG Analytics, LGT Capital Partners

Aurelie Bergugnat
Aurelie Bergugnat

Group Chief Data Officer - SVP, Data and Performance, Schneider Electric

Carmen Munoz
Carmen Munoz

Managing Director, Global Head of Resources, Sustainable Fitch

Carrie-Suen
Carrie Suen

Senior Advisor, Global Affairs & Sustainability Strategies & Head of APAC (ex GBA) Public Policy, Ant Group

Cornelia_Andersson_photo
Cornelia Andersson

Group Leader, Sustainable Finance & Investments, London Stock Exchange Group

Dia Desai
Dia Desai

Managing Director, Global Head of Climate-Aligned Finance, HSBC

Jason Tu
Jason Tu

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, MioTech

Jean-Philippe Chicoine
Jean-Philippe Chicoine

Climate Data Team Leader, Bloomberg LP

Lionel Wong
Lionel Wong

Head, Green FinTech Office, Monetary Authority of Singapore

Lotte Knuckles Griek
Lotte Knuckles Griek

Global Head of Sustainability Research, S&P Global

Marion Leslie
Marion Leslie

Head Financial Information, SIX

Maher Chebbo
Maher Chebbo

European Director, Envision Digital

Nicolette Bartlett
Nicolette Barlette

Chief Impact Officer, CDP

MALE_HEADSHOT
Philippe de Koning

Director, Blackrock

Simone Kramer-1
Simone Kramer

Head of Product, Net Zero Data Public Utility

Stephan Wolf
Stephan Wolf

Chief Executive Officer, Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation (GLEIF)

Moderator
Antony Ruddenklau
Anton Ruddenklau

Global Head of Financial Services Innovation and Fintech, KPMG International

Workshops

These workshops will deep-dive into the implementation of cutting-edge technologies across AI, Digital Assets, and Technology for ESG.

26 June, Monday

10:00am - 10:40am

Workshop
Digital Assets

Partior: The Next-Generation Settlement Network

Speakers
Jason Thompson
Jason Thompson

Chief Executive Officer, Partior

Naveen_Mallela (1)
Naveen Mallela

Global Head of Coin Systems, Onyx by J.P. Morgan

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Digital Assets

Partior: The Next-Generation Settlement Network

Technological progress and innovation will continue to drive the global community and reshape how wholesale interbank clearing operates. Blockchain technology, in particular, has emerged as a disruptive force in the cross-border settlement space, by offering secure and transparent transactions, reducing the need for intermediaries and streamlining settlement processes. Discover how a Global Private Permissioned FI Ledger​ like Partior enables settlement finality on the blockchain with end-to-end, real-time visibility, while delivering a real time global, multi-lateral payment platform as per the FSB Cross Border Payment Roadmap Building Block 17: “Multi-Lateral Payments Platforms”​.

Speakers
Jason Thompson
Jason Thompson

Chief Executive Officer, Partior

Naveen_Mallela (1)
Naveen Mallela

Global Head of Coin Systems, Onyx by J.P. Morgan

26 June, Monday

10:00am - 11:00am

Workshop
Networking

Student Firepoint

Speakers
Alina Yaroshchuk
Alina Yaroshchuk

Ambassador, MetaBot

Daria Onishchuk
Daria Onishchuk

Ambassador , MetaBot

Ester Trutwin
Ester Trutwin

PhD candidate, University of Zurich

Krzysztof Gogol
Krzysztof Gogol

PhD Researcher, University of Zurich

Moderator
Professor Claudio J. Tessone
Professor Claudio J. Tessone

UZH Blockchain Center, Chairman, University of Zurich

Dr Rolf H. Weber
Dr Rolf H. Weber

Professor , Blockchain Center, University of Zurich

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Workshop
Networking

Student Firepoint

Within Point Zero Forum ’23 (to be held 26 – 28 June in Zurich) we are thrilled announce the first Student Firepoint conference: a unique opportunity for students around the World to share their vision and transformative ideas to fields such as digital assets, technology for ESG, generative AI; they are revolutionarising the world as we know it, and the new generations will take full advantage of them, but how? The Student Firepoint will serve as an extraordinary platform to broadcast and network.

Student Firepoint brings together students, practitioners, and industry experts across disciplines to discuss novel developments in blockchains, distributed ledger technologies, decentralised technologies, generative artificial intelligence, technology applied to CSG. Computer scientists, security researchers, economists, lawyers, and data scientists are the primary target of the Student Firepoint.

Speakers
Alina Yaroshchuk
Alina Yaroshchuk

Ambassador, MetaBot

Daria Onishchuk
Daria Onishchuk

Ambassador , MetaBot

Ester Trutwin
Ester Trutwin

PhD candidate, University of Zurich

Krzysztof Gogol
Krzysztof Gogol

PhD Researcher, University of Zurich

Moderator
Professor Claudio J. Tessone
Professor Claudio J. Tessone

UZH Blockchain Center, Chairman, University of Zurich

Dr Rolf H. Weber
Dr Rolf H. Weber

Professor , Blockchain Center, University of Zurich

26 June, Monday

12:00pm - 1:30pm

Workshop
Payments

Cross Border Payments: Setting the Stage of the Next Phase of Growth

Hosted by Monetary Authority of Singapore
Speakers
Alan Marquard
Alan Marquard

EVP, Transfer Solutions, Mastercard

Antony Ruddenklau
Anton Ruddenklau

Global Head of Financial Services Innovation and Fintech, KPMG International 

Kelvin Li_to
Kelvin Li

Head of Global FX & Liquidity Centre, Ant Group

Jeremy Tan (1)
Jeremy Tan

Chief Executive Officer, Liquid Group

Moderator
Jo_Yeo
Jo Yeo

Head, Payments Development & Data Connectivity, Monetary Authority of Singapore

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Workshop
Payments

Cross Border Payments: Setting the Stage of the Next Phase of Growth

Hosted by Monetary Authority of Singapore

This session lays out the current complexities in cross border payments, and we discuss what are the key ingredients that we need to put in place to set the stage of the next phase of growth.

This will include but not limited to discussions around digital currencies but also other emerging technologies to enable faster cross border payments via existing payment rails

Speakers
Alan Marquard
Alan Marquard

EVP, Transfer Solutions, Mastercard

Antony Ruddenklau
Anton Ruddenklau

Global Head of Financial Services Innovation and Fintech, KPMG International 

Kelvin Li_to
Kelvin Li

Head of Global FX & Liquidity Centre, Ant Group

Jeremy Tan (1)
Jeremy Tan

Chief Executive Officer, Liquid Group

Moderator
Jo_Yeo
Jo Yeo

Head, Payments Development & Data Connectivity, Monetary Authority of Singapore

26 June, Monday

1:00pm - 2:00pm 

Workshop
Digital Assets

Digital Assets in a Wealth Management Context

Brought to you by 

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Speakers
Dr Lucia Desmarquest
Dr Lucia Desmarquest

Deputy Head CEE Europe, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd

Nicolas de Skowronski
Nicolas de Skowronski

Head Wealth Management Solutions, Member of the Executive Board, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd

Dr Oliver Bartholet
Dr Oliver Bartholet

Chief Risk Officer, Member of the Executive Board, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd

Yves Bonzon
Yves Bonzon

Group Chief Investment Officer, Member of the Executive Board, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd

Moderator
Jonathan Hayes
Jonathan Hayes

Head Digital Assets Development, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd

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Workshop
Digital Assets

Digital Assets in a Wealth Management Context

Crypto enthusiasts say “Do Your Own Research” and “Don’t trust, verify”. However, we think that here is a role for trusted intermediaries and for regulated financial institutions taking an innovation lead in a responsible way. In this workshop we share the framework through which Julius Baer provides investment advice to its clients on crypto tokens and financial products, and make available the Bank’s head of Advisory, Chief Investment Officer and Chief Risk Officer for a discussion with an audience of policy makers and investment professionals.

Brought to you by 

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Speakers
Dr Lucia Desmarquest
Dr Lucia Desmarquest

Deputy Head CEE Europe, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd

Nicolas de Skowronski
Nicolas de Skowronski

Head Wealth Management Solutions, Member of the Executive Board, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd

Dr Oliver Bartholet
Dr Oliver Bartholet

Chief Risk Officer, Member of the Executive Board, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd

Yves Bonzon
Yves Bonzon

Group Chief Investment Officer, Member of the Executive Board, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd

Moderator
Jonathan Hayes
Jonathan Hayes

Head Digital Assets Development, Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd

26 June, Monday

2:30pm - 3:00pm

Workshop
Digital Assets

Decoding Crypto-Finance Regulations: MiCA, Travel Rule, Privacy, and AI

Brought to you by

LEXcellence AG SQUARE LOGO

Speakers
Jacek Trzmiel
Jacek Trzmiel

Head of Business Development, Coinfirm

Dr Katharina Lasota Heller
Katharina Lasota Heller

Managing Partner, LEXcellence AG

Pawel Kuskowski
Pawel Kuskowski

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gatenox

Moderator
Florian Müller
Florian Müller

Attorney at Law, LEXcellence AG

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Workshop
Digital Assets

Decoding Crypto-Finance Regulations: MiCA, Travel Rule, Privacy, and AI

Venture into crypto-finance's dynamic world with our elite panel of seasoned industry veterans and academics. Dissect the implications of MiCA, EU's game-changing digital assets regulation, and comprehend the intricate nuances of the Travel Rule. Address Anti-Money Laundering measures in the crypto-space, navigate the tightrope between blockchain-enabled transparency and privacy, and discover AI's role in managing these regulatory complexities. Designed for policy makers crypto-enthusiast or professional investors, this enlightening discussion provides insights, strategies, and an enriched understanding of the crypto regulatory landscape. A must-attend for those shaping the future of digital finance.

Brought to you by

LEXcellence AG SQUARE LOGO

Speakers
Jacek Trzmiel
Jacek Trzmiel

Head of Business Development, Coinfirm

Dr Katharina Lasota Heller
Katharina Lasota Heller

Managing Partner, LEXcellence AG

Pawel Kuskowski
Pawel Kuskowski

Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Gatenox

Moderator
Florian Müller
Florian Müller

Attorney at Law, LEXcellence AG

26 June, Monday

2:30pm - 3:30pm

Workshop
Digital Assets

Private vs Public Blockchain for Institutional Use, What Will the Future Look Like?

Brought to you by

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Speakers
Kok Kee Chong
Chong Kok Kee

Chief Executive Officer, AsiaNext

Damien Fontanille
Damien Fontanille

Business Development, Societe Generale - FORGE

Nisha Surendra
Nisha Surendra

ICG Lead for Tokenization, Metaverse & NFT, Citi

Xiaonan_Zou
Zou Xiaonan

Head of Digital Assets, UBS Group Treasury and Lead of Digital Currency Centre of Expertise, UBS

Moderator
Alexandre Kech
Alexandre Kech

Head Digital Securities, SIX Digital Exchange

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Workshop
Digital Assets

Private vs Public Blockchain for Institutional Use, What Will the Future Look Like?

For the last 5 years, Institutional players such as banks and FMIs have been exploring distributed ledger technology mostly on private blockchain platforms. Some have or are starting to explore the use of public blockchain like Ethereum. Will the future financial infrastructure be built on public or private blockchain? What will be the role of layer 2 chains? Are private blockchains interoperable enough? Are public blockchains ready for institutional use? Or will the future be interoperable public and private blockchains?

This workshop will discuss the state of maturity of public and private blockchains, debate the pros and cons of each set-up, and explore what the future will look like.

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Speakers
Kok Kee Chong
Chong Kok Kee

Chief Executive Officer, AsiaNext

Damien Fontanille
Damien Fontanille

Business Development, Societe Generale - FORGE

Nisha Surendra
Nisha Surendra

ICG Lead for Tokenization, Metaverse & NFT, Citi

Xiaonan_Zou
Zou Xiaonan

Head of Digital Assets, UBS Group Treasury and Lead of Digital Currency Centre of Expertise, UBS

Moderator
Alexandre Kech
Alexandre Kech

Head Digital Securities, SIX Digital Exchange

26 June, Monday

3:30pm - 4:00pm

Workshop
Digital Asstes

Insider Trading: An Inside Look Into the World of Institutional Digital Assets

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Speakers
Darko_Stefanoski
Darko Stefanoski

Partner - Law Leader Financial Services Switzerland, EY

Eugene Kwok
Eugene Kwok

Business Manager, QCP Capital

Melvin Deng
Melvin Deng

Chief Executive Officer, QCP Capital

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Digital Asstes

Insider Trading: An Inside Look Into the World of Institutional Digital Assets

Insider Trading: Join QCP Capital as we give you an insider look into the world of institutional digital assets. This workshop will cover:

 

1. Inside the institutionalisation of digital assets

- The landscape, trends and mindsets

 

2. The future of finance: How we see DeFi evolving

- Digital assets vs. traditional finance

 

3. Predicting what’s next for Web3 

- Greater user-ability 

- Evolution of the ideology behind scaling 

- The path towards greater cross chain interoperability

- From a multi-chain world to a chain customised to your world


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Speakers
Darko_Stefanoski
Darko Stefanoski

Partner - Law Leader Financial Services Switzerland, EY

Eugene Kwok
Eugene Kwok

Business Manager, QCP Capital

Melvin Deng
Melvin Deng

Chief Executive Officer, QCP Capital

26 June, Monday

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Workshop
Digital Asstes

Is Real-World Asset Tokenization the "Killer APP"? - Status, Issues & Opportunities

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Speakers
Adrian Ang 138kb
Adrian Ang

Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP

Alexandre Kech 142kb
Alexandre Kech

Head of Digital Securities, SIX Digital Exchange

Ronit Ghose
Ronit Ghose

Global Head, Future of Finance, Citi Global Insights

Moderator
Henry Zhang
Henry Zhang

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, DigiFT

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Digital Asstes

Is Real-World Asset Tokenization the "Killer APP"? - Status, Issues & Opportunities

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Asset tokenization was viewed as transformative, but why is it not quite at the point of mass adoption? While DeFi offers unprecedented value creation, there exist challenges that restrain its growth. Does DeFi equate to deregulation? How can we bridge DeFi and TradFi?

Join us for a deep dive into the state of real-world asset tokenization, leveraging actual DeFi use cases and the perspectives of DigiFT as the first regulatory-compliant DEX in the MAS FinTech Regulatory Sandbox.

Speakers
Adrian Ang 138kb
Adrian Ang

Partner, Allen & Gledhill LLP

Alexandre Kech 142kb
Alexandre Kech

Head of Digital Securities, SIX Digital Exchange

Ronit Ghose
Ronit Ghose

Global Head, Future of Finance, Citi Global Insights

Moderator
Henry Zhang
Henry Zhang

Founder & Chief Executive Officer, DigiFT

26 June, Monday

4:30pm - 5:00pm

Workshop
Payments

Blockchain Use Cases in Payments

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Speakers
Sonny Mohanty
Sonny Mohanty

Vice President APAC, nordek.io

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Payments

Blockchain Use Cases in Payments

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During the first segment of the workshop, delve into the world of blockchain in payments, exploring its transformative potential. Start by discussing the shortcomings of traditional payment systems, such as slow settlement times, high transaction fees, and lack of transparency. Then highlight the key advantages of blockchain technology, including its ability to provide transparency, security, and immutability. Then emphasize the potential for faster transactions and reduced costs through decentralized networks. Showcasing real-world use cases, such as stablecoins and cross-border remittances, illustrate how blockchain is reshaping the payments landscape, enabling greater financial inclusion and efficiency.

Speakers
Sonny Mohanty
Sonny Mohanty

Vice President APAC, nordek.io

27 June, Tuesday

8:30am - 9:00am

Forum Stage

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Manisha Tank
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Forum Stage

Opening of Point Zero Forum Day 2

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Speakers
Manisha Tank (1)
Manisha Tank

27 June, Tuesday

9:00am - 9:25am  

Forum Stage

Combining Values and Tradition With Innovation for a Competitive Financial Center

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Speakers
Sergio_Ermotti
Sergio P. Ermotti

Group Chief Executive Officer, UBS Group AG

Moderator
Tanya Koenig Portrait SNB
Tanya König

finance.swiss

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Combining Values and Tradition With Innovation for a Competitive Financial Center

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Speakers
Sergio_Ermotti
Sergio P. Ermotti