1. Data Centre Optimisation in Banking
  2. Unified Communications – in partnership with Unify Enterprise Communications
  3. Big Data in Banking – in partnership with IBM
  4. The Post Prevention World – in partnership with Solera Networks
  5. Strategies for managing the security risks facing your business – in partnership with Websense
  6. Harnessing Application Big Data and the Cloud with Database Virtualization – in partnership with Delphix

Date: 27th November 2017
: 18:00 – 21:30
Venue: Steigenberger Frankfurt Hof
Address: Am Kaiserplatz, 60311 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Keynote speaker: Dr. Joachim Wuermeling, Exec. Board Member, Deutsche Bundesbank
Theme: Safeguarding Network Security During Digital Transformation
Event Partner: AlgoSec

Safeguarding Network Security During Digital Transformation

As banks and other financial institutions embrace technologies such as the Internet of Things, big data, cloud, and mobility, security must be more than an afterthought. In the digital era, attackers and other malicious individuals will continue to compromise weak links, which is why banks must sure up their first line of defence, the network perimeter. Joachim Wuermeling, Executive Board Member of the Deutsche Bundesbank will talk about how banks can go about taking the necessary steps in order to secure their outer network in this time of digital change.

Keynote speaker:Joachim Wuermeling, Executive Board Member, Deutsche Bundesbank

Dr Wuermeling was appointed to the Deutsche Bundesbank Executive Committee, responsible for Directorates General Information Technology and Markets, at the end of 2016. He began his career as the Head of Section for European Affairs at the Bavarian State Chancellery in Munich. He then became a member of the European Parliament where he spent 6 years looking after legal and economic topics. From 2005, Dr Wuermeling spent three years as the State Secretary at the Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology, where he was responsible for coordinating European policy matters. From 2011 to 2016, Dr Wuermeling served as chairman of the Association of Sparda Banks, a group of twelve regional cooperative banks in Germany..

Dr Wuermeling completed all of his academic training in Beyreuth, Erlangen, Dijon and Florence; giving him a law degree as well as a Doctorate of Law. He also holds a Master of European, International and Comparative Law.

Who should attend?

Delegates attending Future Banking events are carefully chosen. Attendance at Future Banking events is by invitation only. Delegates comprise senior executives from the banking industry across Europe.



You will find the Frankfurter Hof at the heart of the financial district and the historic old town.

Our Aim:
Since 1992 Future Banking magazine has delivered informative and authoritative coverage of the finance function, bringing you comment and analysis from the world's most powerful banking leaders. The objective of the Future Banking Dining Club is to gather a community of leading banking executives at world class venues to gain valuable insight from distinguished speakers. Participants have the opportunity to meet, network and discuss relevant issues and trends.

Location:  The Dorchester Hotel, London, 53 Park Lane, W1K 1QA, London, UK
Date: 28th September 2017  
Keynote speaker: Ashley Davis, Managing Director Infrastructure Services, USB AG
Theme:Data Centre Optimisation in Banking
Event partner:Anixter

Data Centre Optimisation in Banking

With the advent of digital banking, data centre operations and efficiency is more pivotal than ever to banking operations. Some banks are moving from a largely in-house data centre to a hybrid computing environment but many retain a substantial in-house data centre footprint and must innovate to ensure that their data centre footprint can expand in line with any expansion of the bank's business (called 'future-proofing'), keep mission critical systems up and running & eliminate downtime (called 'constant availability') and all of this whilst also improving the bank's green credentials by reducing energy consumption for data centre power and cooling. There is also now the added dimension of cyber security. Banks must ensure too that data centre operations enable them to be fully GDPR compliant.

Here at Future Banking, we are working with heads of data centre operations across banking to talk about best practices in data centre design and operations and look at interesting new concepts like Fat Data Centre Thin Building.

Join this briefing to hear Ashley Davis, Managing Director Infrastructure Services, UBS AG, outline:

  • "Fat data centre thin building"
  • Collocation and divesting a bank of large in-house data centres
  • Future-proofing data centres and constant availability
  • Reducing energy consumption for data centre power & cooling

Ashley Davis, Managing Director Infrastructure Services, UBS AG

Ashley Davis, Managing Director Infrastructure Services, UBS AG



Penthouse & Pavillion

The Dorchester Hotel With a beautiful terrace, fountain and views across
53 Park Lane, W1K 1QA, London Mayfair, The Penthouse and Pavilion offers one of
  London’s most exquisite settings
Location:  Royal Exchange, London, London, UK
Date: 6th February 2014  
Keynote speaker: Chris Skinner, Chairman, Financial Services Club
Event partner: Unify Enterprise Communications (formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications)

Unified Communications

A bank's communications strategy is the foundation of its internal productivity and its external customer service. A solution that simplifies, accelerates and clarifies all communications can go a long way to helping a bank carve out competitive advantage.

Banks are engaging with their customers through more channels than ever before, and are working hard to provide a consistent customer experience across all of them. At the same time, the internal structure of financial services institutions is complex, and the ability for each department to communicate quickly and effectively with others is a fundamental pillar of service delivery.

Future Banking, in partnership with Unify Enterprise Communications (formerly Siemens Enterprise Communications) will look at how these drivers are pushing banks to consider solutions that simplify and improve their internal and external communications.

Location:  Royal Exchange, London, London, UK
Date: 26th September 2013  
Keynote speaker: Chris Skinner, Chairman, Financial Services Club
Event partner:IBM

Banks – Agents of Data

Big Data is about far more than just data analysis; it is about data leverage,
sourcing and mining. But how can this data be used for revenue, risk and

"In the days of the old wild west, there was gold in them there hills. Today, that gold is inside a company’s data."

Thus Chris Skinner, chairman of The Financial Services Club, began Future Banking's September dinner for senior bankers in London, UK. He went on to outline the relevance of big data to banking. Banks have moved from a physical sphere to a remote sphere, and from being protectors of cash in branches (as that's where the money was) to being protectors of data online (as that's where the money is now). But, Skinner continued, it's not just about looking after that data; it's about using it in three forms: for revenue, risk and advice.

Speaking on behalf of IBM, director global banking and financial markets Vivek Bajaj made a keynote address explaining how big data isn't an objective in and of itself. Rather, its value lies in the application of big data and analytics techniques with the aim of significantly improving business outcomes. Using his experience of working with bank CXOs in all major markets, he described how market leaders were using big data and analytics to drive revenue, reduce risk and improve operations. Revenue is driven by the leveraging of transactional and interaction data to personalise client experiences; in the risk domain, big data is used to improve fraud detection and investigation accuracy as well as speed, saving companies millions; and from an operations perspective, big data is all about being more predictive in running your business to minimise downtime and maximise client satisfaction.

Location:  Furniture Makers Hall, London, UK
Date: 3rd July 2013  
Keynote speaker: Prof Paul Dorey, Visiting Professor, Royal Holloway, University of London
Event partner: Solera Networks

How are you addressing the new security strategy of
detection and responding to advanced threats?

The cyber threat landscape is constantly evolving. Is your organization keeping pace and proactively preparing for advanced threats and zero-day attacks targeting your business?

On Wednesday 3rd July, 15 banking leaders came together for an exclusive security dinner event on advanced cyber threats and big data security–featuring Prof. Paul Dorey, a security thought leader with over 25 years of experience as a security and risk executive at Morgan Grenfell/Deutsche Bank, Barclays Bank, BP and as an executive security consultant.

Guests also heard from James Pattinson of Solera Networks, discussing the evolution of today’s cyber threat landscape and how organizations can keep pace, including:

  • The challenges of big data what your organization can do to detect, respond and recover from today’s most sophisticated cyber attacks
  • How to address the security challenge using both old and new tools – what skills and capabilities are needed?
  • The importance of real-time situational awareness and actionable intelligence in uncovering and combating advanced threats.

Location:  Furniture Makers Hall, London, UK
Date: 7th February 2013
Keynote speaker: Jitender Arora, Head of Security & Risk, GE Capital
Event partner: Websense

Strategies for managing the security risks facing your business

In 2004, after half a decade of struggle, IT security started to demonstrate the consistent ability to protect their corporate networks. Eight years later and today's bad guys are back in the driver's seat - appearing more organised, frequently quite competent and often well financed. With more complex and porous infrastructures and business processes (and less of an appetite to maintain security discipline) the classic perimeter that's protected the enterprise before is dead.

In today's world mobile devices outpace the sales and distribution of traditional computing hardware. We have social networks that make it easier to share massive amounts of data and almost all of the major players in the tech game are offering free cloud storage and synching.

It is impossible to protect every device, every account, every computer and every person. There are too many variables. Breaches are increasing, information is being stolen and executives are paying attention; it's time to protect your data.

Jitender Arora, Head of Security & Risk at GE Capital, looked at the need to take a different approach to managing Information Security Risk in this new business environment.

Jitender was joined by Gene Hodges, CEO, Websense, who explained how ‘It's all about the Data’ - the hackers are getting in and, only now, are executives paying the right amount of attention. With the right strategy and policy, CISOs can get back to winning the war against the hackers – they just need to ensure that they can collaborate with each in order to foster true innovation.

Location:  Furniture Makers Hall, London, UK
Date: 7th November 2012
Keynote speaker: Colin Gibson, RBS Global Banking & Markets
Event partner: Delphix

Harnessing Application Big Data and the Cloud with Database Virtualization

Enterprises are undergoing a transformation of their application portfolio. Application-generated big data, migration to the cloud, and modernization of legacy systems all demand significant time and expense. For many key applications, data and databases act as an anchor, slowing down schedules, limiting progress, and weighing down budgets.

Database virtualization is a recent approach to accelerating application delivery and migration, already in use by leading banks, manufacturers, and telcos. Firms are able to cut application delivery schedules by up to 50% while cutting project costs by 30% or more.

This Future Banking Dining Club event presented several real-world case studies from firms that are benefiting from greater agility in data and application management, with scenarios including accelerated business intelligence initiatives, faster ERP rollouts and upgrades, and secure database-as-a-service.

Working with Colin Gibson, of RBS Global Banking & Markets, and Jed Yueh, CEO and Founder, Delphix, Future Banking examined:

  • How an enterprise with highly distributed application and data architectures can establish an understanding of its data
  • How can an understanding of “end-to-end data architecture” be established in such an environment?
  • How can this knowledge be captured and shared to help projects that are supporting business change, improving data quality or simplifying the architecture
  • How virtualisation is helping leading global banks to deliver applications to market 50% faster