Actionable Fintech Innovations in SME Lending and Trade Finance
- Tue, January 22, 2019, 10:00
Cost: Members: $95
US: 10:00am ET
About the Webinar
Innovations in trade finance are making headlines. Transaction analytics, platform-based communities, data technologies, artificial intelligence, machine learning and blockchain infrastructures are upgrading global trade finance practices and contributing to financial inclusion.
How can all of the players in the trade ecosystem benefit from those innovations today? Will current trade finance practices be rendered obsolete in the future digital era, or will technology enable an incremental upgrade of established practices? How can banks and corporates develop their own ROI-driven fintech adoption plan?
This webinar will provide an introduction to actionable fintech innovations in trade and supply chain finance. It will feature selected fintechs addressing corporate needs in key areas: pricing the risk of trade, enhancing credit management with data and machine learning, and automating trade finance operations.
About the Speaker
André Casterman, Chair, Fintech Committee, International Trade and Forfaiting Association
André Casterman is a fintech consultant, advising financial institution and fintech clients on data management, trade finance and capital markets innovations. André spent more than 20 years at SWIFT, leading various innovations in the inter-bank payments, corporate treasury and trade finance markets. During that time, he established an institutional partnership between SWIFT and the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and created the first digital trade settlement instrument.
André chairs the Fintech Committee of the International Trade and Forfaiting Association (ITFA) with a focus on helping banks take advantage of fintech innovations to automate trade finance operations and establish the business as an investable asset class through use of data analytics and artificial intelligence.
André holds a master’s degree in Applied Economics from ICHEC Brussels Management School and two master’s degrees in Computer Sciences and in Management from the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).
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