Digital innovation, banking trends, digital distribution and AI at the 36th ABA Conference on November 15th, Makati

Delegates to the 36th ABA General Meeting and Conference on November 14-15, 2019 in Makati City, Philippines can look forward to another interesting and highly informative gathering, as this year’s program will once again include a Host Bank Session organized by the Philippine National Bank featuring invited experts who will share their perspectives on timely and relevant topics.

This year’s Host Bank Session will include presentations by:

  • 57 PNB You First Logo 1Mr. Wick Veloso, President and CEO, PNB, will speak on “Digital Innovation: Challenges & Opportunities from the Perspective of a Philippine Bank”. He will share an overview of the key trends in digital banking in the Philippines: the inroads made by the Philippine banking industry; top challenges that banks are facing; areas of opportunities for digital banking in the country; and some of the lessons learned in the digital journey.




  • 2019 1030 EFMAMr. Michael Lor, Senior Advisor Asia Pacific, EFMA, will speak on “Global Trends in Retail Banking Innovations.” His presentation will be a compilation of the latest trends in retail banking innovations  and digitalization drawn from the half yearly best of EFMA collection of research reports and case studies. Among the topics to be covered would be: (a) Open Banking: (b) Artificial Intelligence (c) SME Banking: (d) Customer Contact Center: and (e) Digital-only Banks:



  • 2019 1030 EFMAMr. John Berry, Special Adviser, EFMA, will speak on “Digital Distribution.” He will share his views on changes in the retail financial services – new competition from both banks and non-banks, technology advancements, and changing customer behaviour – and how banks should respond especially in the distribution space. He will present case studies and innovative examples from across the world on how the challenge of digital distribution  are being addressed.



  • 2019 1030 algoniamixDr. Jeremy Sosabowski, Co-Founder of AlgoDynamix, will make a presentation on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning as it is being applied to major parts of bank’s operations for automation and/or other needs and in particular to capital markets/financial markets business (equities, fixed income, foreign exchange and commodities) that his organization apply its AI technology and date analytics to.


Members are, therefore, encouraged to register early for the 2019 Conference and take advantage of this opportunity not only to learn from the various special presentations, but also to meet and network with your peers from other countries while enjoying the warm hospitality that the Philippines and the Filipino people are known for.


To register on-line, please visit the Conference website at . If you have further questions, please contact the ABA Secretariat at


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