Meeting the unicorns of tomorrow, today

First-hand exposure to the Bay Area’s most innovative firms

Meeting the unicorns of tomorrow, today

Silicon Valley, home of technology icons such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Paypal and Amazon, is the best known high-tech park in the world with a mixture of innovation spirit, entrepreneurship and effective funding infrastructure. It is home to more than 6000 start-ups and attracts 41% of all US venture capital. Over the last few years, fintech companies like Square, Simple, Venmo and others started to disrupt how the financial service industry works. By utilizing new technologies they are radically re-designing customer expectations towards banks. Financial institutions themselves have reacted with an unprecedented wave of investment in innovation initiatives and in collaboration with start-ups.

We are pleased to announce The Asian Banker Silicon Valley Innovation Tour 2016. This is a five-day program for senior bankers to discuss the latest trends in financial services, focusing on the future of the industry and getting to know new technologies and ideas geared towards meeting your business needs. Through the site visits and discussions with the brightest minds in the Bay area, participants of this program from developing countries around the world will find insights and inspiration how to use this innovative power and creative talent in their respective institutions.

The Asian Banker Silicon Valley Innovation Tour 2016 includes site visits in Palo Alto as well as in San Francisco, to companies with unique, cutting edge business models and insights, to bank innovation labs, successful fintech firms and native digital enterprises. A key feature of the Tour is that we facilitate dialogue with leading players in the local and international banking industry as well as with the Valley’s leading experts, innovators and investors. These first hand experiences and insights will help your bank to keep abreast of banking innovation. Delegate seats are limited to 40 participants to guaranty the interactive format.

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Key focus areas:

Elements of an innovative culture or ecosystem

Bank innovation labs - What can they achieve?

The concept of Design Thinking

Meeting with start-up accelerators

Potentials of blockchain technology and Bitcoin

VC and private equity firms – Where are the unicorns of tomorrow?

Successful collaboration models with social media providers

Trends in big data and analytics technologies

Branch innovations and creative working spaces

Learning customer experience from other industries

Google’s strategy for artificial intelligence

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Melissa Ballesteros
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1 520 809 0358