Sibos 2015 Day One Highlights: Blockchain Discussion Room Overpacked

SWIFT’s Sibos, one of the biggest events in financial services industry is back. This year, Sibos 2015 is roaring from the Lion City, Singapore. The last time Singapore met Sibos was in 2003. As Singapore celebrates 50 years of independence, it welcomed Sibos 2015 with the largest setting ever in the Asia-Pacific region. Sibos 2015 is going to be a four-day long event from October 12 to October 15, 2015. Even though Let’s Talk Payments couldn’t make it for Sibos 2015, we have tried to put a summary of the day one at Sibos 2015 from various resources, live tweets, live coverage and Sibos’ website.

Four days of the conference will have four different themes. The first day of the conference was themed as What Platforms Want, which meant discussions around platform economics and business models around it. One consistent theme of Sibos 2015, irrespective of the day was Millennials and Power Women in FinTech.

Day 1 of Sibos 2015 attracted 8,038 registered delegates from around 143 nationalities. The opening plenary was delivered by Piyush Gupta, CEO of DBS Group, who discussed the emerging payments industry in Asia and how China is leading the world ...

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