Recap of IBM Z Day Panel: The 6P’s of AI in FinTech

Recap of IBM Z Day Panel: The 6P’s of AI in FinTech

Helen Yu 29/11/2023
Recap of IBM Z Day Panel: The 6P’s of AI in FinTech

The IBM Z Day panel provided key considerations in integrating AI into the fintech sector.

The panel offered rich insights into exploring the evolving landscape of AI in financial services, showcasing the dynamic synergy of innovation, ethics, compliance, and people-centricity.

Led by industry experts, the conversation delved into critical aspects of AI integration in the financial sector, emphasizing trust, transparency, and bias mitigation.

Dr. Melissa Sassi kicked off the panel with introduction of the panelists Arun Aggarwal Mercedes Tunstall Justin Farr-Jones and Helen Yu.

The discussion commenced with me shedding light on the significance of bias-free AI, emphasizing the need for designs that are impartial and non-discriminatory across all spectrums. I highlighted the four primary types of biases in AI: data, algorithmic, design, and feedback loop bias. An exemplary case discussed was VMware's AI Labs, demonstrating a commitment to diversity and responsible AI practices. 

Arun Aggarwal shared insights into collaboration strategies with fintech companies, elaborating on investment approaches, acceleration programs, partnerships, and support frameworks for fostering innovation and differentiation within the financial services sector.

Justin Farr-Jones further expounded on AI applications in fintech, emphasizing credit risk prediction, fraud detection, business process automation, and the evolution of machine learning models, emphasizing the importance of transparency and compliance, especially in regulated environments.

Mercedes Tunstall concluded with a crucial aspect often overlooked: data privacy, security, and compliance. She emphasized the existing legal framework and the ethical considerations essential throughout the AI lifecycle, stressing the need for ongoing oversight and ethical awareness.

The dialogue was rich with insights and perspectives crucial for navigating the evolving landscape of AI in finance services. For those who missed this engaging discussion, I encourage you to watch the replay here.

At its core, AI in fintech is a dynamic synergy of innovation, ethics, compliance, and people-centricity. Feel free to connect with the panelists on LinkedIn to further explore these essential topics.

I am thankful for the opportunity to contribute to IBM Z Day for this enriching conversation.

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Helen Yu

Innovation Expert

Helen Yu is a Global Top 20 thought leader in 10 categories, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, cybersecurity, internet of things and marketing. She is a Board Director, Fortune 500 Advisor, WSJ Best Selling & Award Winning Author, Keynote Speaker, Top 50 Women in Tech and IBM Top 10 Global Thought Leader in Digital Transformation. She is also the Founder & CEO of Tigon Advisory, a CXO-as-a-Service growth accelerator, which multiplies growth opportunities from startups to large enterprises. Helen collaborated with prestigious organizations including Intel, VMware, Salesforce, Cisco, Qualcomm, AT&T, IBM, Microsoft and Vodafone. She is also the author of Ascend Your Start-Up.

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