Once a year, financial service providers meet at SIBOS, a conference, exhibition and networking event organized by SWIFT. "SIBOS is one of the most important symposiums in the financial industry. It offers plenty of opportunities to meet with clients, prospects and fellow peers as well as to attend workshops and seminars and discuss recent market trends", says Gustaf Unger, Head of Investor Services at SEB.
One of the main topics that was discussed at this year's conference in Geneva was technology and how banks are able to adapt to it. "I think the developments of the past years were a wake-up call that forced us to disrupt ourselves. And in contrary to last year, banks are now rather looking for opportunities to collaborate with the 'disrupters' than fearing them.", says Paula da Silva, SEB's Head of Transaction Services.
SEB experts tweeted throughout the conference. Have a look at their profiles for some key takeaways in 140 characters.