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AFB Annual Operations Conference 2021

The AFB is delighted to invite you to the first AFB in-person conference of the year!
Following the arrival of the pandemic in early 2020, banks had to transform and implement new business strategies overnight.  Working practices and client servicing were re-imagined; propelling banks to innovate at pace using next generation technology to power the new solutions and services required in a digital world.

Why attend?
Join us, in person at the AFB Annual Operations Conference  to hear industry experts discuss the rapidly shifting landscape and learn how banks can harness the latest technologies to expand your services to meet increasing client demand and expectations. The agenda will allow for plenty of opportunity to network with your peers, talk with the experts and leverage their experiences to plan for the future.  Make sure you stay for the networking lunch at the end of the conference.

Who should attend?
CEOs and Senior managers from Operations, Risk, and Compliance

Registration is free for AFB Members and  is initially limited to one delegate per member bank due to limited numbers.

Conference Topics:
Building Operational Resilience and Readiness for PS21/3
Readiness for the deadline 31 March 2022.  What does a holistic end-state dashboard look like? The key data dimensions required for effective MI will be reviewed, covering important business services, impact tolerances and resource pillars. How to use MI to support the generation of a list of vulnerabilities and how to use these to generate the first regulatory assessment.
AI & Machine Learning – Using Technology to Address Client Needs of the Future Generation
How to use technology for best-in-class KYC solutions. How can AI and ML  transform the next generation of business to make KYC faster, better and more cost effective as well as leveraging the data to help clients shape their business strategy?
How Green is Your Outsourcing?
As the growth of artificial intelligence and machine learning demand more resources, tech emissions are estimated to be growing at 6% per annum so the race is on to measure sustainability in global IT outsourcing solutions whilst optimising it to stay in line with your green goals.  But have you considered how green your outsourcing partners are and how to rate them?  Does their rating impact your Operational Resilience?
Migration to the Cloud – Leverage the Right Technology to Ensure Better Business Outcomes
What should businesses look for when adopting cloud solutions and how should they plan if they move to the cloud?  How can the cloud help with Operational Resilience and what does the business need to be aware of when adopting cloud solutions?  What kind of policies, risk assessments and standards should be put in place and how do you identify gaps?  What are the barriers to success? What is the cost if banks don’t move and how should they plan?
Format:          In-person Conference
Location:        Shoosmiths LLP, 1 Bow Churchyard, London EC4M 9DQ
Places:           Maximum of 100 people, 1 delegate per member bank
Cost:               No charge, this is inclusive of membership
Date:              Tuesday 30 November 2021
Time:              08:30 – 14:00

Conference will operate under Chatham House Rule

Host Partner Information

Shoosmiths LLP is a major UK law firm with 1000+ lawyers operating from 13 locations across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland.  In addition to core strengths in corporate, commercial, real estate, dispute resolution and employment law, Shoosmiths offers highly-regarded national specialisms in competition compliance, financial services, insurance, pensions, regulatory law, corporate re-organisation/streamlining (including M&A and company secretarial) and data protection. The firm innovates continually for its clients, actively working with them to help achieve their strategic, commercial and compliance goals. For example, through Shoosmiths8 Connected Services, we have created an innovative range of products designed to help your business thrive and ensure that, in an increasingly complex world, you operate smarter, faster and reduce costs. Clients can depend upon Shoosmiths’ collaborative legal teams to bring together a mix of real sector insights, innovative style and enviable technology to deliver exceptional service.

Host Partner