BIS Innovation Network

The BIS Innovation Network, launched by the BIS Innovation Hub in January 2021, aims to enable and facilitate knowledge-sharing and advance collaboration among central banks. The BIS Innovation Network consists of plenary and six working groups, which align with the thematic priorities of the BIS Innovation Hub. It provides a platform for central banks' experts to exchange views, discuss technology trends, and to inform on member's latest projects and initiatives. The BIS Innovation Network also plays a key role to support the BIS Innovation Hub priorities in identifying potential technology solutions for common central banks' problems and developing its projects. The network is open to all BIS member central banks.

Working groups and chairs

The Innovation Network features six working groups, mirroring the BISIH's thematic priorities.

CBDC working group

  • Scott Hendry
    Bank of Canada

Cyber security working group

  • Tomer Mizrahi
    Bank of Israel
  • Gil Polak
    Bank of Israel

Green finance working group

  • José Manuel Marqués Sevillano
    Bank of Spain

Next generation FMIs working group

  • Siritida Panomwon
    Bank of Thailand
  • Dej Titivanich
    Bank of Thailand

Open finance working group

  • Aristides Andrade Cavalcante Neto
    Central Bank of Brazil

Suptech and Regtech working group

  • Susan Slocum
    Reserve Bank of Australia
  • Lukasz Kubicki
    European Central Bank

Workshop: Technology for Retail Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC), 25 May 2023 (download summary)

The workshop focused on exploring four main issues (security, offline capabilities, privacy, and end-user experience) in three sessions: i) insights from industry leaders in technology; ii) security standards and design of offline capabilities for retail CBDC; iii) user attraction and privacy in retail CBDC.

Workshop: Technology in green finance, 19 April 2023 (download summary)

The workshop covered key issues facing by central banks and supervisors in related to climate risk assessment and how technology could play role to overcome those challenges. Participant discussed in this workshop three topics: (i) how to increase the quantity of sustainability-related data, (ii) how to increase the access of SMEs to green bond financing, and (iii) assess the environmental materiality of information.