ABBL - DBFI Workshops

ABBL’s DBFI Cluster conducts a series of workshops on various themes for ABBL members


The goal of DBFI Workshops is to provide a pragmatic and easy to implement advice to ABBL members in the context of changing market trends, technological and regulatory environment. Each set of workshops is expected to end up with a specific deliverable, for instance, guidelines, tips and tricks, approach and methodologies, examples, checklist, and etc.


Artificial Intelligence and IT skills

  • 6 February 2019: Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Banking: Opportunities, Governance & Control for and with AI applications
    • Sven Muehlenbrock, KPMG
    • David Hagen, CSSF
    • Anna Curridori, CSSF
    • Claire Alexandre, PayPal
  • 13 February 2019: How to Recruit and Retain IT Talents in Banking: Tips and Tricks
    • Eric Busch, CEO, Nexten

Securitisation and Data

  • 7 November 2018: Securitisation in Luxembourg: Practical Guidelines in the FinTech Age
    • Alex Lawrence, CrossLend
  • 21 November 2018: Data Encryption and Secure Messaging in Financial Services: Where do the Trends Lead?
    • Jorg Reinking, Secourriel
  • 22 November 2018: Digital Onboarding in Financial Services: How to Address Fraud with Fake IDs
    • Sylvain Arts, INCERT

PSD2, API and FinTech Partnerships

  • 26 January 2018: Banks & FinTech Partnerships: How to set up a successful collaboration
    • Raoul MULHEIMS, Finologee 
  • 30 January 2018: PSD2 and Open Banking: How to transform the Open API platform challenge into opportunity
    • Jean DIEDERICH, Wavestone 
  • 2 February 2018: PSD2 is not about Payments Only: How will Open Access to Accounts Change the Way Customers Manage Banking in the Future?
    • Jonathan PRINCE, Finologee
    • Jürgen RIEDER, KPMG Luxembourg 
  • 2 March 2018: API Management, a key component in the Digital Transformation
    • Alexandre Havard, Sebastien Genco, Deloitte Tax & Consulting

  • 6 March 2018: PSD2 & GDPR, how to manage clients consents?
    • Alexandre Havard, Deloitte Tax & Consulting

  • 13 March 2018: Open Banking and Disaggregated Value Chains: How Banks Can Create the Ecosystem
    • Brian Bushnell, Sopra Banking Software
    • Sebastien Vugier, Sopra Banking Software


  • 18 May 2018: Berlin Group’s PSD2 API Standards: Is there a fit for Luxembourg?
    • Dr Ortwin Scheja, SRC Security Research & Consulting GmbH
    • Alexandre Havard, Deloitte 
  • 29 May 2018: Polish PSD2 API Standards: What are pros and cons for Luxembourg?
    • Maciej Kostro, Polish Bank Association
    • Alexandre Havard, Deloitte 
  • 7 June 2018: STET PSD2 API Standard: Opportunities for Luxembourg
    • Hervé Robache, STET
    • Alexandre Havard, Deloitte 
  • 19 June 2018: Slovak PSD2 API Standard: Exploring its Suitability for Luxembourg
    • Marcel Laznia, Slovak Banking Association
    • Boualem Rarih, KPMG

  • 27 September 2018: UK Open Banking Standard: Implications for Luxembourg
      • Gavin Littlejohn, Chairman Financial Data and Technology Association, UK
      • Boualem Rarih, KPMG

KYC, AML and Digital Onboarding

  • 10 October 2017: Achieving New Client Onboarding in Less Than 5 Minutes
    • Aurélie Bayard, LuxTrust 
  • 12 October 2017: Digital Onboarding: Respecting eIDas Compliance
    • Thomas Whiteley, LuxTrust 
  • 17 October 2017: Trusted Authentication and Biometrics for Digital Onboarding
    • Povilas Žinys, LuxTrust 
  • 19 October 2017: Outsourcing KYC / AML Activities: Weighing the Risks and Opportunities
    • Maxime Heckel, Deloitte Tax & Consulting 
  • 21 November 2017: Video Onboarding Solutions: Process, Compliance and IT Aspects
    • Typhaine Gaudemer, IDnow

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Technology

The workshops on GDPR and technology were conducted in cooperation with Open Reply and the National Commission for Data Protection (CNPD). The DBFI Cluster respectively thanks Astrid Froidure, Tine A. Larsen and the whole CNPD team for the collaboration on this set of workshops.

The joint effort resulted in FAQs on GDPR.

  • 23 May 2017: Practical Implementation Choices of GDPR
    • Isabelle Comhaire, Clifford Chance 
  • 24 May 2017: The impact of GDPR on Retail Banking
    • Astrid Froidure, Open Reply 
  • 30 May 2017: Defining What is Personal Data
    • Vincent Wellens, NautaDutilh 
  • 31 May 2017: The Right to be Forgotten and the Blockchain
    • Radu State, University of Luxembourg
  • 1 June 2017: Hashing, Blockchain and other Technologies towards GDPR Compliance
    • Bernard Simon, Luxembourg Stock Exchange 
  • 14 June 2017: Consent by the Data Subject
    • Olivier Reisch, Linklaters LLP 
  • 15 June 2017: Technologies for Customer Profiling
    • David Recchia, BIL 
  • 16 June 2017: Data Portability: Standards and Formats
    • Dominique-Emmanuelle Ottavi, BGL BNP Paribas 
  • 20 June 2017: Overview of Existing Technological Solutions for GDPR Compliance
    • Georges Wantz, Deloitte 
  • 21 June 2017: Data Protection Officer in Financial Services: Job Description
    • Stéphane Alpi, Avantage Reply 
  • 28 June 2017: Privacy by Design: Technological and Organisational Approaches
    • Stéphane Alpi, Avantage Reply


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