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9 December 2020

Virtual event


Thank you to everyone who joined the conference! The session recordings are now available – scroll down to watch!


A special thank you to the panellists, speakers and our lead partner Moody’s!

Artificial Intelligence is poised to disrupt lives, businesses, economies and even the international geopolitical order.


As such, it has never been more important to have a clear understanding of what AI is and the ramifications of its mass adoption, particularly in the financial services sector.


Join our global industry experts and influencers at the xAI Conference 2020 for a deep dive into the current capabilities and future possibilities of AI for financial services.

The xAI Conference 2020 in a nutshell

Half-day live-streamed event

10+ expert speakers

Virtual meeting rooms with networking opportunities

Free access to all content

Opening remarks

Opening remarks & keynote speech


How will AI redefine the financial services industry?


Who is ultimately responsible for AI decision-making?


Trust, transparency and ethics in AI


The Future of Fintech

Meet the speakers

susanne chishti

Founder and CEO


Anne Leslie

Anne Leslie

Senior Managing Consultant, Security Centre of Competence Europe


Ivana Bartoletti

Ivana Bartoletti

Technical Director, Risk Advisory


Shan M. Millie

Shân M. Millie


Bright Blue Hare

Brian W. Tang

Brian W. Tang

Founding Executive Director, LITE Lab@HKU

The University of Hong Kong


Susan Holliday

Senior Advisor

IFC, World Bank

Martina Macpherson

Martina Macpherson

Senior Vice President, ESG & Engagement Strategy 



Shailendra Malik

Vice President – IT Platform Lead

DBS Bank

Sebnem Elif Koacoglu Ulbrich

Sebnem Elif Kocaoglu Ulbrich

FinTech and LegalTech Coach

Contextual Solutions 



Co-founder and CEO

BACE Group

Patricia Shaw

Patricia Shaw


Beyond Reach Consulting Limited


Susanne Chishti, Founder and CEO, FINTECH Circle & Editor in Chief, The AI Book

Martina Macpherson, Senior Vice President, ESG & Engagement Strategy, Moody’s

  • What will be the operating model of an AI-first bank?

  • ESG and ethical investing – will AI change investing trends and habits?

  • What are the potential cybersecurity risks with increased dependence and trust in automation and machine learning?

  • What role can AI play in advancing the developing emerging economies?

  • AI-driven trends for the future favour the omnipresence of cloud computing

  • Predicting the next 10 years of disruption

Moderator: Shân Millie, Founder, Bright Blue Hare

Susan Holliday, Senior Advisor, IFC

Martina Macpherson, Senior Vice President, ESG & Engagement Strategy, Moody’s
Charlette N’Guessan, Co-founder and CEO, BACE GROUP

  • What does regulating the development and use of AI look like?

  • What are the key features of explainability that regulators and customers look for?

  • Legal risks for the financial services sector – what does ‘liability’ mean?

  • Defining and enforcing common standards for identity, audibility and data-sharing

  • How will regtech incorporate and keep pace to effectively monitor AI?

  • How can Sandboxes be used to mobilise data and increase innovation with minimal risk?

Moderator: Anne Leslie, Senior Managing Consultant, Security Centre of Competence Europe, IBM

Şebnem Elif Kocaoğlu Ulbrich, FinTech and LegalTech Coach, Contextual Solutions
Shailendra Malik, Vice President – IT Platforms, DBS Bank

  • What steps do financial services need to take to ensure customers trust the sector to innovate through AI?

  • Data transparency – what is the trade-off between consumer benefits and privacy?

  • What does digital ethics mean for the financial sector?

  • What are the ethical challenges facing fintech players and institutions?

  • Algorithms to overcome bias and increase fairness

  • Can AI increase trust in banks?

Moderator: Ivana Bartoletti, Technical Director, Privacy, Deloitte and Co-Founder, Women Leading in AI Network

Brian W. Tang, Founding Executive Director, LITE Lab@HKU, The University of Hong Kong

Esther Lancaster, AI Ethics Specialist, E. Lancaster

Patricia Shaw, CEO, Beyond Reach Consulting Limited

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Lead Partner

Association and Media Partners

The xAI Conference 2020 follows the launch of the AI Book, published by Wiley: the first crowdsourced book on the application of Artificial Intelligence across the financial services sector.


Find out more about The AI Book.


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