Igor Pejic

Igor Pejic is an experienced and captivating speaker. His keynote addresses and presentations cover a range of topics including technological trends, corporate strategy, blockchain, innovation, fintech, and payments. He has presented in English, German, and Croatian. 

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Trust Machine: How Blockchain Will Transform The Economy And How To Harness It For Your Business

The technology behind cryptocurrencies is truly game-changing, not just for money transactions. From energy production to human identities, algorithmic trust is set to unleash large-scale disruption unseen since the rise of the internet. But what does it mean for your business?

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Audience takeaways:

  • Introduction to cryptocurrencies, blockchain, DLT, and smart contracts
  • The dawn of a new techno-economic paradigm, enabled by pervasive and cheap “trust” becoming the new key resource
  • A step-by-step guide on when a blockchain makes sense for your company and which basic type of setup to use
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Audience takeaways:

  • What blockchain-strategies financial institutions are pursuing
  • How the blockchain can change business models in finance and open new revenue channels
  • Which challenges are most likely to use blockchain technology to cut into banks’ profit pools and how to counter it, and how to identify the primary audience, decision-makers and experts in the finance and banking industry.

KEYNOTE BY SPEAKER IGOR PEJIC

Vital Strategy Lessons Finance Is Forgetting About Blockchain & DLT

As banks are wrestling to implement blockchain applications to improve back end processes, they must not lose sight of the game-changing potential of the technology. But the change might be different than what doomsayers predict. Speaker Igor Pejic, the author of Blockchain Babel and a banker himself, has analyzed various myths that can lead to fatal strategic blunders. Even if the technology’s final form has not yet materialized, management theory can be a powerful compass to predict where the market is going.

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Tech titans’ foray into the banking world

Finance is the world’s largest industry and thus the ultimate target for Silicon Valley’s giants. Google is teaming up with Citibank, Apple with Goldman Sachs. Facebook has announced the launch of Libra, a new digital currency threatening the US dollar. In China, the likes of Ant Financial and Tencent have long captured the payments realm. The enabler: groundbreaking technology. But can they succeed?

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Audience takeaways:

  • Why data giants push into finance and their odds of winning
  • Which channels are the most vulnerable and most crucial vectors of attack
  • Which tech titans pose the largest threat
  • What incumbents can do to protect their business
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Audience takeaways:

  • How 21st century technological and social dynamics shape new customer expectations
  • Clear recommendations on how to prioritize products and features
  • Which partnerships make sense, and which ones don’t
  • A guide on how to communicate about banking products, offers, and brands

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Understanding banking customers in the digital age

Many incumbent and challenger banks will founder in the coming years; not because they fail with new technology or the latest regulation, but because they can’t grasp the changing nature of customer demands. Hyper-connectivity, platform economics, and new lifestyles make societies rethink money.

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Ticking time bombs in your organization – legacy systems

Legacy systems have had cataclysmic effects in the past, data breaches, explosions of space shuttles, the financial crisis of 2008, to name a few. Even empires have been brought to their knees by legacy. Yet the world’s financial system still runs on infrastructure from the 1950s. Military secrets are kept on floppy disks. And governments sometimes still rely on paper archives.

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Audience takeaways:

  • What exactly is a legacy system
  • What are the true costs and dangers of legacy
  • When to upgrade a system, when to tear it down and how to combat legacy in technology, processes, people, and customers within your organizations

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Author, keynote speaker, and banker – Igor Pejic is a leading voice on technology and finance.

Do you need a tailored presentation? Then get in touch. Igor has created numerous bespoke presentations for organizations, universities, banks, and corporations.

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