BIS Innovation Summit 2023: Technological innovation in an age of uncertainty

21–22 March 2023, BIS Tower + virtual

The BIS Innovation Summit brings together global policymakers, senior executives from the financial and technology industries, and academics to discuss how technological innovation could help central banks and financial markets to navigate uncertain times and, at the same time, disrupt the landscape in which central banks and financial intermediaries operate.

Provisional agenda

Day 1: Uncertainty and technological innovation in payments

  • How technology can support central banks and financial institutions in their response to uncertain times
  • Technological innovations and central banks – exploring new horizons
  • CBDCs: Keeping momentum on CBDC-related work in uncertain times
  • The winding road to CBDC adoption: Spotlight on legal and resilience issues
  • Regulatory lessons learnt from the crypto winter
  • Financial market infrastructures of the future: cross-border trends in payments and beyond
  • A conversation on on how technological innovation could support universal access to and responsible usage of affordable, effective, and safe financial services

Day 2: Technology and risks related to climate, economic uncertainty and market integrity

  • At the intersection between technological innovation and green finance to address climate change risks
  • Technology to address heightened climate change risks
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning to better understand the rapidly evolving economic and financial landscape
  • Identity and financial services: can technology mitigate the trade-offs between KYC and privacy?
  • The process of technological innovation at central banks
  • A conversation on the effect of technological innovation by big techs and fintechs on competition in the financial sector