FIRESIDE CHAT - Banking Beyond Tomorrow

Mikko Ayub (Aktia, ex-CEO) & Erik Åkesson (Senior Business Advisor at Bearing Point) present their findings from a recent interview study conducted with Nordic bank directors that examined the group's future expectations and business strategies. The key findings of this study are dismantled and discussed by Mikko, Erik, and the webinar hosts Karli Kalpala (Head of Strategic Transformation, Digital Workforce) and Roland Adolfsson (Regional Director, SS&C Blue Prism).

Join the LIVE webinar on Wednesday, February 14th, at 15:00-15:50 EET/ 14:00-14:50 CET and tune in to learn what Nordic bankers expect from the upcoming years and what can be done, not only to prevail but triumph in a world constrained by legacy systems and increasing regulatory demands.

Discussion points (critical areas of focus identified in the study)

- Data & processes: Make it or break it?
- Evolving role of IT
- Incentivizing and enabling management to break the status quo
- Enabling green fielding & breaking legacy constraints
- ESG readiness

Don't miss this opportunity to join an insightful and thought-provoking conversation between some of Nordic's leading experts in banking transformation.

Register now to secure your spot in the webinar!

We invite you to send in questions during the live webinar, but you may also submit questions as part of filling in your registration. We will likely only have time to address some of the first submitted audience questions but will answer the remaining questions post-live personally via email.

Webinar speakers:


Mikko Ayub

ex-CEO Aktia Bank, Board Professional, Senior Advisor Bearing Point

Mikko has held various positions in the financial markets, the most recent being the CEO of Aktia Bank Plc. Through personal experience, he has insight into Banking, Capital Markets, Asset Management, and insurance business. He also holds various board positions in different industries. Mikko has a special interest in developing and executing strategies for the financial sector to be fit for the future.

Erik Akesson

Senior Business Advisor, BearingPoint

With over 20 years of experience in the financial industry, Erik is a Senior Business Advisor at BearingPoint. He leverages his extensive expertise in risk management, foreign exchange, and fintech to help banks navigate complex and dynamic markets, optimize their business processes, and achieve strategic goals.

Karli Kalpala

Head of Strategic Transformation, Digital Workforce

Karli stands among the most senior experts in strategic business process automation within the Nordics, having worked in the industry since its inception. Today, Karli holds the Head of Strategic Transformation position at Digital Workforce. His work includes supporting some of Europe's largest banks and financial services organizations in optimizing strategic business operations and building comprehensive solutions spanning the customer journey.

Roland Adolfsson

Regional Director, SS&C Blue Prism

Roland is a senior international business director with 20 years of experience in the Software industry. Roland joined Blue Prism in 2019, heading up the Nordic Business, with expertise in banking, insurance, and financial services. Roland supports some of the largest banks in the Nordic region with intelligent solutions to deliver against strategic business goals.