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Sibos 2017 Preview ArticleA team of executives from The Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation (DTCC) will join more than 8,000 thought leaders and decision makers from across the financial services industry in Toronto for Sibos 2017, October 16-19.

Under the theme “Building for the Future,” the conference will focus on key industry issues, including cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence (AI), the impact of geopolitical and regulatory shifts, and data and identity. DTCC has been a long-time participant at Sibos and this year’s event continues that tradition. Delegates in attendance can stop by DTCC’s stand (C21) to discuss industry issues or to learn more about DTCC products and services, including its core offerings and data solutions.

The conference will feature panel sessions, debates and hundreds of speakers from a range of backgrounds. The 2017 program is structured around four streams:

        1. The Banking stream will cover the future of payments and the challenges facing correspondent banking.

        2. The Compliance stream will look at developments in financial crime compliance and how banks are responding.

        3. The Technology stream will consider the profound impact that breakthrough technologies are having on financial services, and how

            they can deliver value to customers as well as address the challenges of cybersecurity.

        4. The Securities stream will examine how regulatory changes are shaping market infrastructures, and how the market players are


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Sibos 2017 Preview ArticleMark Wetjen, DTCC Managing Director and Head of Global Public Policy, will be a panelist on the session “The Retreat from Globalization: Threats and Opportunities for Financial Market Infrastructures.” The panel takes place on Thursday, October 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ET in Conference Room 3.

The session will cover whether recent geopolitical developments in Europe and the United States mark a halt to the long process of globalization, and assess the threats and opportunities less open economies might present to financial market infrastructures.

Other delegates from DTCC in attendance will include Mike Leibrock, Managing Director and head of Credit and Systemic Risk; Rob Palatnick, Managing Director and Chief Technology Architect; Jen Peve, Executive Director, Office of Fintech Strategy; Ann Marie Bria, Executive Director, Corporate Actions Business Manager; John Abel, Executive Director, DTCC Settlement Services; Tony Freeman, Executive Director, Industry Relations.

SWIFT, which provides secure messaging for global financial services firms, hosts Sibos. What began as a banking operations seminar in 1978, is now one of the most well-known financial services conferences. Sibos focuses on payments, securities, cash management and trade.