Banking Executive Connect

Analytics Economy Transforming Banking Industry

September 24-26, 2018, Istanbul

SAS cordially invites you to join us at the first ’Banking Executive Connect’ in Istanbul at the Grand Tarabya Hotel, on September 24-26th which is an exclusive by-invitation only event for a very limited number of executive attendees and visionaries from the Banking Industry.

This event will enable you to have the chance to meet your Banking peers from the Middle East, Turkey, Central & Eastern Europe (MEEE) region, learn about best practices, exchange experiences, and explore how the power of Analytics and AI is challenging the current norms of the sector and changing the banking industry and its functions in the coming period.

Topics to be discussed

  • How the Analytics Economy is transforming the banking industry
  • How Artificial Intelligence will impact the banking industry and what this means for the future
  • Customer Analytics with a special focus on Next Best Offer & Customer Experience
  • How to boost the business, proactively driving Real-Time Customer Engagement
  • Call Center Analytics
  • Fraud and Financial Crimes
  • How to establish a risk-aware culture, optimize capital and liquidity and meet regulatory demands


24th September 
08:00 - 18:00Arrivals
19:00 - 22:00Opening Dinner, Yeniköy – Arnavutköy Balıkçısı
Yeniköy Mahallesi, Köybaşı Caddesi, No 125/B, Sarıyer, İstanbul
25th September 
09:00 - 09:20Coffee & Registration
09:20 - 09:30Welcome Speech
Shukri Dabaghi, Vice President, SAS Middle East, Turkey & Eastern Europe
09:30 - 09:50Imagine a Bank Which Exists Only To Serve You
Hakan Aran, Deputy Chief Executive, İşbank
09:50 - 10:10Strategic Implications for Financial Institutions from Blockchain
Professor George Giaglis, Director, Institute for the Future, University of Nicosia, Cyprus  
10:10 - 10:30Coffee Break
10:30 - 10:50DIE HARD or Be Digital and Learn from Data
Marcin Bednarski, Director of CRM and Financial Controlling Retail Division, PKO Bank Polski
10:50 - 11:10Marketing Automation: Sales CRM Integration with eChannels at Bank Muscat
Gautam Sood, Head, Business Intelligence Unit & Strategic Initiatives
Fatma Gulead Bait Ishaq, Business Intelligence Analyst
11:10 - 11:40Coffee Break
11:40 - 12:20

Panel Discussion: Around the Corner – What’s next for banking industry and how to tackle the changes?
Moderator: Yigit Karabag, Regional Director, Business Solutions, SAS

Panel Speakers:

Banking industry is changing at light speed, due to a combined effect of emerging technologies, new customer expectations & disruptive business models. Adding to this the increased regulatory complexities and security threats, banking looks nothing like what it was a decade ago and continues to transform at increased pace. In this panel, we will be discussing some of the major drivers behind the change that present huge impact in terms of both opportunities and adoption challenges.

 Topics to be discussed:

  • Blockchain – “Banking the Unbanked”
  • Artificial Intelligence – “Distinguishing Hype from Real Innovation”
  • Fintech Emergence – “Reason to be Excited or Concerned?”
12:20 - 13:30Lunch
13:30 - 13:50New Generation Analytics
Attila Bayrak, PhD, Chief Analytics Officer,  Sabanci Holding
13:50 - 14:10Decision Management – How to Optimise and Drive Efficiencies
Anand Vishwanathan, Head – Retail Credit Policy and Analytics, Emirates NBD
14:10 - 17:001:1 Meetings
17:00 - 18:00Free Time
18:00 - 22:30Dinner on the Boat
26th September 
09:00 - 09:30 Morning Coffee
09:30 - 09:50 

Risk and Finance Platform Transformation
John Sjaastad, Senior Director, Global Risk Consulting, SAS

Financial institutions are under pressure from multiple forces to improve risk management and bottom line performance simultaneously.  This presentation will investigate the sources of pressure, describe the solution sets that are emerging (e.g., multi-purpose, high performance risk systems), the prerequisite for successful transformation and review several case studies and specific applications that represent successful transformation in the risk and finance context.
09:50 - 10:40

Panel Discussion: IFRS9 & Stress Testing

Moderator: Anselmo Marmonti, Sr. Director, Risk & Finance Practice South EMEA, SAS

Panel Speakers:

10:40 - 11:00SAS RMB Team, TEB/ SAS ALM Project Execution
Aşkın Dolaştır, CFO, Türk Ekonomi Bankası (TEB)
11:00 - 11:20Coffee Break
11:20 - 11:40AML Challenges in 2018
András Bácsfalvi, Director of Compliance & AML, MKB Bank Plc.
11:40 - 12:00Successful Enterprise Anti-Fraud Journey with Advanced Analytics
Marcin Aleksandrowicz, Fraud Detection Expert, PKO Bank Polski
Marcin Nadolny, Head of Fraud & Security Practice - South EMEA, SAS Institute
12:00 - 13:00Lunch
13:00 - 15:001:1 Meetings



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The Grand Tarabya
Haydar Aliyev Caddesi No:154
Istanbul, Turkey

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