The Future of Finance: New Technology and New Markets

23 October 2017

Abu Dhabi Global Market

Welcome

 

The INSEAD Global Business Leaders Conference (GBLC) is a high-level academic and business conference, and the flagship event for the region, to discuss major issues affecting the world and its leaders. 

This year's GBLC will take place on Monday 23 October 2017 from 9am - 1pm, on the theme “The Future of Finance: New Technology and New Markets”, at the exclusive Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM), an international financial centre located on Al Maryah Island in the heart of the UAE's capital city, Abu Dhabi. The delegation includes INSEAD Board members, Global Executive MBA participants, alumni, government representatives, senior business executives and media.

Both the venue and the timing of this year’s Global Business Leaders Conference is befitting of a world in flux. Economically, the world has experienced solid, if not spectacular growth; financial markets and real investment and economic activities are on the mend; and the long shadow of the Global Financial Crisis is finally receding. However, just as these seeds of positive change are sprouting, changes in global geopolitics threaten the revival.

This year’s Global Business Leader Conference will take a forward looking perspective, focusing on the financial markets. There are three main themes in this year’s event. First, we will discuss and debate the new world economic and political order – the new normal. Second, we will focus on the only certain way forward in a changing world: innovation and technological advance, with a focus on financial technology and how that is changing not only financial markets but also society. Finally, we will examine the human capital composition of the financial industry, focusing on diversity of the work force. Even though the conference focuses on the finance industry, more broadly it is a pair of lenses through which we examine the two dominant trends sweeping across the globe today – technological advances and diversity of work forces – both of which will shape the future economic frontier.

We look forward to a fruitful and engaging discussion with you.

Best regards,

MIGUEL SOUSA LOBO
Associate Professor of Decision Sciences
Director of the Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi
INSEAD

Programme

08:00 - 09:00Registration and Coffee 






09:00 - 09:10
Master of Ceremony
Miguel Sousa Lobo, Associate Professor of
Decision Sciences
Director of the Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi
INSEAD

Welcome
Andreas Jacobs MBA'90D
Chairman of INSEAD Board
Member of the Board, Jacobs Holding AG
 







 
09:10 - 09:25Inaugural Remarks
H.E. Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan
Member of Abu Dhabi Executive Council
Managing Director of Emirates Foundation
Member of the Expo Dubai 2020 Higher
Preparatory Committee
09:25 - 09:35Keynote Speech
Ludovic Pouille
, Ambassador, French Embassy, UAE
09:35 - 09:45Khalid Khalfan Al Suwaidi, Chief Operating Officer,
Abu Dhabi Global Market 
09:45 - 10:30What is the New Normal?

The world has been in flux both politically and
economically. The rise of globalisation, immigration
and technological changes has affected businesses
and society in many different ways, both positive
and negative. As we make sense of the emerging
new world order, what does this mean for governments
and businesses? What are the potential opportunities 
and pitfalls which leaders should look out for?

H.E. Khaleefa Salem Al Mansouri, Acting Undersecretary,
Department of Economic Development - Abu Dhabi
Lino Cattaruzzi IDP-C'16Oct, Managing Director MENA,
Google
Karen Fawcett MBA'88, Chief Executive Officer, Retail
Banking and Group Head, Brand & Marketing, Standard
Chartered Bank
Kunal Kapoor MBA'08J, Founder, The Luxury Closet
Manuel Kuehn, Senior Vice President, Business
Development and Head of Executive Office, 
Siemens LLC UAE

Moderator: 
Lily Hua Fang, Associate Professor of Finance, INSEAD
10:30 - 10:45What is the New Normal in Business Education?
Ilian Mihov, Dean, Professor of Economics, 
The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and
Business Transformation
INSEAD
10:45 - 11:10Coffee Break 
11:10 - 11:55

Financial Innovation - Disruptive or Disrupting?
Consumer expectations and technology have evolved and
challenged the relevance of traditional banks people’s lives.  
In its place, financial innovation and technology have taken
the financial industry by storm. The accelerated pace of 
technology is one of the most creative and disruptive
forces in the financial ecosystem, as institutions grapple
to adjust. What are the real world implications of financial
innovation not just on markets, but also society? What is the
future of Fintech?

Anand Aiyer MBA'15D, Artificial Intelligence Researcher
and Serial Entrepreneur
Federico Gavazzoni, Assistant Professor of Finance,
INSEAD
Kamal Hassan MBA'93D, President, INSEAD Alumni
Association of Canada, Founder, eVC and
Global Director, Founder Institute
Pekka Hietala, Professor of Finance, Chair, Finance Area,
INSEAD
May Nasrallah, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, 
deNovo Corporte Advisors
Todd Ruppert, Founder and Chief Executive Officer,
Ruppert International 

Moderator:
Lily Hua Fang, Associate Professor of Finance, INSEAD

11:55 - 12:15INSEAD the Digital Disruptor in Education 
Peter Zemsky, Deputy Dean, Dean of Innovation
Professor of Strategy, The Eli Lilly Chaired Professor of
Strategy and Innovation, INSEAD
12:15 - 13:00Diversity and Innovation in Finance
Technological advance and diversity of work force are
the two dominant trends sweeping across the globe
today. Research has shown that diversity in leadership
roles have a positive impact on a company’s ability
to innovate, navigate disruption and improve its
bottom line. However, this change isn’t being reflected
in the boardroom. What are the issues, and what changes
can be done?  

David Hayward Evans MBA'00, Chief, Global Philanthropy,
UNICEF
Lily Hua Fang, Associate Professor of Finance, INSEAD
Andreas Jacobs MBA'90D, Chairman of INSEAD Board
Member of the Board, Jacobs Holding AG
Sadia Khan MBA'95D, President, INSEAD Alumni
Association (IAA), Chief Executive Officer, Selar Enterprises
(Pvt.) Ltd. 

Moderator:
Miguel Sousa Lobo, Associate Professor of
Decision Sciences
Director of the Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi
INSEAD
13:00 - 13:10Closing Remarks
Miguel Sousa Lobo, Associate Professor of
Decision Sciences
Director of the Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi
INSEAD
 

 

Speakers

H.E. Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan

Member of Abu Dhabi Executive Council
Managing Director of Emirates Foundation
Member of the Expo Dubai 2020 Higher Preparatory Committee

H.E. Khaleefa Salem Al Mansouri

Acting Undersecretary
Department of Economic Development - Abu Dhabi

 

Khalid Khalfan Al Suwaidi

Chief Operating Officer
Abu Dhabi Global Market

Anand Aiyer MBA'15D

Artificial Intelligence Researcher and Serial Entrepreneur  
 

 

Lino Cattaruzzi IDP-C'16OCT

Managing Director MENA
Google

David Hayward Evans MBA'00

Chief, Global Philanthropy
​UNICEF

 

Lily Hua Fang

Associate Professor of Finance
INSEAD

Karen Fawcett MBA'88

Chief Executive Officer, Retail Banking
Group Head, Brand and Marketing
Standard Chartered Bank

 

Federico Gavazzoni

Assistant Professor of Finance
INSEAD

Kamal Hassan MBA'93D

President,  INSEAD Alumni Association of Canada
Founder, eVC
Global Director, Founder Institute

 

Pekka Hietala

Professor of Finance
Chair, Finance Area
INSEAD

Andreas Jacobs MBA'90D

Chairman of INSEAD Board
Member of the Board, Jacobs Holding AG

 

Kunal Kapoor MBA'08J

Founder
The Luxury Closet

Sadia Khan MBA'95D

President, INSEAD Alumni Association (IAA)
Chief Executive Officer, Selar Enterprises (Pvt.) Ltd

 
 

Manuel Kuehn

 Senior Vice President, Business Development
and Head of Executive Office
Siemens LLC UAE

 

Ilian Mihov

Dean, Professor of Economics, 
The Rausing Chaired Professor of Economic and
Business Transformation
INSEADE

 

May Nasrallah

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
deNovo Corporate Advisors

Miguel Sousa Lobo

Associate Professor of Decision Sciences
Director of the Middle East Campus in Abu Dhabi
INSEAD

 

Ludovic Pouille

Ambassador
French Embassy, UAE

Todd Ruppert

Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Ruppert International

 
 

Peter Zemsky

Deputy Dean
Dean of Innovation
Professor of Strategy, The Eli Lilly Chaired
Professor of Strategy and Innovation
INSEAD

 

 

Practical Information

Conference Venue and Location

The Global Business Leaders conference will take place at the Abu Dhabi Global Market, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. For Location map click here.

Transportation

Participants are asked to make their own travel arrangements. Getting around in UAE is easy and economical. UAE has an efficient public transportation network offering taxis.

Taxi Numbers
• Al Ghazal (2) 4447787
• National (2) 6223300 or 600543322
• Fast Limousine (2) 6220000
• Transad – 600535353

Emergency, safety and police services

For emergencies you may call the following toll-free numbers:
999 - Police (also +971 2 4461461)
998 - Ambulance services
997 - Fire
999 - Helicopter Service
 

Hotels

Hotel booking sites such as hotel.com and booking.com, offer great rates for hotels and due to high seasonal demand, it is recommended that you book your hotel early. 

Registration

Registration is from 8:00am. All sessions will start promptly as scheduled in the programme.

Security

You are required to wear a badge during the conference which will be provided at registration. Please ensure you keep your valuables with you at all times.

Dress code

The dress code for the conference is business attire.

Media, filming and photography

Please be aware that journalists and media executives have been invited to attend the Global Business Leaders Conference and that all sessions will be filmed. INSEAD will engage professional photographers for this conference. We reserve the right to use any film and/or photography from the conference in our print and digital marketing collateral. Delegates who do not wish to be filmed or recorded should advise the Events team prior to the conference.

Accommodation

The INSEAD Global Business Leaders Conference will take place at:

Abu Dhabi Global Market (ADGM) Building
ADGM Square
Al Maryah Island
P.O Box 111999
Abu Dhabi , United Arab Emirates

Due to the number of events occuring in the region at this period, we recommend that you make your reservation as soon as possible.

Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi is offering special rates for guests attending this event.  For room reservation at Four Seasons, please email Motaz Kanaan directly at motaz.kanaan@fourseasons.com and specify the event promo code INSE231017 in your request. 

Contact Us

Zeina Sleiman
Tel.: +971 50 6403191
Email: zeina.sleiman@insead.edu

Linda Furtado
Tel.: +971 2 6515309
Email: linda.furtado@insead.edu

Past GBLC - Abu Dhabi

2016
2015
2014
2013

Sponsors

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Zeina Sleiman, Associate Director, Institutional Relations and Alumni Affairs on +971 50 6403191 or email her at zeina.sleiman@insead.edu.

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