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Christian Ball to speak at SEACON 2018 in London on open banking

GFT is delighted to be sponsoring the upcoming SEACON 2018 taking place on Monday 12 November at HereEast in the Olympic Park, London. The conference brings together experienced FinTech practitioners and thought leaders in enterprise transformation, entrepreneurial leadership, Agile and DevOps from across the banking sector.

Our very own Christian Ball (Head of Retail Financial Services, GFT) will be speaking at 11:30am on ‘The Reality of Open Banking’. Christian will be sharing some of the main challenges and monetisation opportunities emerging on the back of open banking in the UK.

He will also discuss how culture and technology are fundamental to the monetisation of open banking and elaborate on how the challenges of open banking (customer awareness, consent and internal agility) can be overcome. Christian will highlight emerging business models and analyse how this is also driving the ever greater adoption of ‘new technologies’ such as cloud and AI/ML to underpin it.

"Open banking challenges traditional bank operating models and promises to redefine the entire banking value chain. Banks will no longer be the sole manufactures and distributers of their own financial product but can choose how they participate in the financial ecosystem.” - Christian Ball