Day One Highlights

The meetings began with Andriy Pyshnyy, Governor of the National Bank of Ukraine, discussing post-invasion challenges and the NBU's "lending development strategy" to support Ukrainian firms. Nicolas Vincent, Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, spoke about central banks navigating changes like the pandemic and geopolitical tensions.

Sessions split into three tracks: reserve management, payments, and innovation. Innovation covered cyber resilience and threats, with central bankers from Germany, Bermuda, and Angola. Martin Wagner Toftdahl of the National Bank of Denmark led reserve management discussions, followed by panels with speakers from Invesco, Moldova, and Japan.

The payments track included insights on FedNow and digital transformation's role in central banks, with contributions from France, the Netherlands, Georgia, and Intellect Design. Elizabeth McCaul of the ECB emphasized the need for innovative risk tracking as data grows.

The day ended with the Central Banking Awards, featuring a fireside chat with Lifetime Achievement winner Masaaki Shirakawa, former Governor of the Bank of Japan, and honoring winners worldwide.

Day Two Highlights

On the second day, the reserve management and innovation tracks continued alongside a new sustainability track.

Reserve management discussions addressed trends, de-dollarization, next-generation allocation strategies, and dynamic market landscapes, with speakers from Slovakia, HSBC, BIS, World Gold Council, Lithuania, Bloomberg, and Crown Agents Investment Management.

Innovation sessions focused on streamlining communication and compliance, and the evolution of CBDCs, featuring speakers from the Czech Republic, Philippines, Belgium, Regnology, Hungary, Portugal, France, and eCurrency. Filipa Lima from the Bank of Portugal presented their award-winning AI project.

Sustainability discussions covered sustainable investment strategies, climate risk, and policy, with contributions from Italy, Belgium, BNP Paribas Asset Management, Brazil, France, and OECD. José Vicente Romero Chamorro and Sara Naranjo Saldarriaga from the Central Bank of Colombia presented on weather shocks and inflation expectations.

The two-day event provided essential global insights and intelligence, receiving overwhelmingly positive feedback.

Central Banking Awards 2024

SQL Power is proud to announce that we've been chosen as the winner of the 2024 Central Banking Risk Management Award!

The 11th annual Central Banking awards recognise excellence in the central banking community and SQL Power’s solution allows central bank clients to automate every aspect of banking supervision conveniently and cost-effectively, within a comprehensive and integrated platform.

Sam Selim, President & Chief Innovation Officer, SQL Power Group, said:

“We are delighted and extremely honoured to be chosen as the winner of Central Banking’s Risk Management Services award. SQL Power has been at the forefront of SupTech Innovation for the past 15 years, deploying our highly configurable end-to-end SupTech platform around the globe. This recognition is a testament that there is more to risk management than simple data collection – our platform covers the entire central banks’ customer journey, from licensing to data collection to risk assessment to onsite examination, offsite monitoring and investigations – all the while providing real-time analytics within 15 seconds of any submission."

SQL Power team receiving their central banking award

How SQL Power Can Benefit Your Jurisdiction

Underpinning SQL Power’s platform lies a very simple philosophy: leveraging the power of innovative technology to help financial supervisors and central banks do more with less. This has been an effective approach that has helped improve resilience and efficiency at multiple central banks.

Built for the express purpose of simplifying and automating every aspect of Financial Supervision, SQL Power utilizes our highly configurable platform to automate all requests, license application processes, renewals, financial returns, payment collection, and all investigations through an easy-to-use web portal. It will not only address your current regulatory needs and integrate easily with your current in-house technical environment, but it will also pave the way for future regulatory changes. Thus future-proofing your organization and ensuring that it will satisfy your SupTech requirements for decades to come.


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