Financial Cloud Summit: three builds to success

Providing financial institutions with a recipe for success, the Finextra Financial Cloud Series Conference will help financial leaders formulate an actionable cloud strategy that aligns with business needs.

By demonstrating the cloud’s importance beyond the IT and technology departments, this agenda forms a method for creating a cloud strategy, migrating to the cloud, and optimising existing cloud processes, answering commonly asked questions about the cloud.

The agenda is therefore split into what the Finextra community perceives as the three core stages of cloud usage: Strategy, Migration and Optimisation.

Users of the cloud in a financial context are encouraged to join sessions with their cross-departmental colleagues to ensure that they leave with a solid holistic transformation plan of action, across these three core stages.

Plan and select, Connect and consume, Budget and secure.

Choose and validate, Adapt and communicate, Support and manage.

Identify and consolidate, Tailor and innovate, Equip and improve.


08:30 - 09:30

Registration and breakfast

09:30 - 09:40

STRATEGISE - Keynote: Do you need cloud?

Do you need cloud for everything? What can you do with what you currently have? What are your company’s goals and how can the cloud help you achieve them?

09:40 - 09:50

MIGRATE - Keynote: Cloud migration: What does success look like?

Which cloud migration model is the best for you? Rehosting, replatforming, repurchasing, refactoring, retiring, or retaining?

09:50 - 10:00

OPTIMISE - Keynote: Hybrid cloud strategies: Looking to the future

What are the benefits of a hybrid cloud strategy, or optimising your cloud model to suit a multi-cloud strategy? How can you eliminate the risk of losing potential discounts and save money?

10:00 - 10:40

STRATEGISE - Panel 1: Digital transformation: The logic behind change

How can you connect your cloud strategy to your plans for digital transformation? How can issues such as cost transparency, visibility, budgeting, and predictability be resolved up front?

10:40 - 11:10

Coffee break and networking

11:10 - 11:50

STRATEGISE - Panel 2: Security: Aligning partners with strategy

How can you balance trust with providers? How can you get out of a cloud decision? How can you ensure data ownership, portability and lock-in at the data level?

11:50 - 12:30

MIGRATE - Panel 1: Agility and scalability: Validating post-migration success

How can you calculate your cloud server requirements to ensure you avoid buying more than you need? How can you consider agility, scalability, and disaster recovery all at the same time?

12:30 - 13:45

Lunch and networking

13:45 - 14:25

MIGRATE - Panel 2: Customer experience: Keeping pace with demand

How can you strike the balance between migration processes taking servers temporarily offline, ensuring data does not become unavailable or at risk of breach and keep pace with loyalty or personalisation initiatives?

14:25 - 15:05

OPTIMISE - Panel 1: BaaS: Entering new and niche markets

How can embedded finance and banking as a service help to transform the backbone of business operations? How can you diversify?

15:05 - 15:40

Coffee break and networking

15:40 - 16:20

OPTIMISE - Panel 2: Technical talent: Fuelling innovation and improving productivity

How can you equip different teams with cross-department skills, improve decision-making time, effectiveness, and how quickly you can deploy recommendations?

16:20 - 17:30

Drinks reception and networking