Program & Speakers

Think Forward Summit 2017
Posted on January 31, 2017

We’re pleased to invite you to the Think Forward Summit on Wednesday 15 March 2017 in Munich. Get to know the full program and list of speakers in this article.

At the first Think Forward Summit last year, academics, policymakers, consumer-organisation representatives and leaders from the financial and technology sectors embarked on a journey to help people make better financial decisions. It’s time to now take another important step on this journey, and we’d like you to join us.

During the Think Forward Summit 2017 we will continue to build on the good work done since our first Summit in February 2016. Since then, experts met in several sessions and worked on the challenges formulated—starting to deliver the first results.

In March we’ll keep the momentum going. We will focus on how to combine the innovative and scientific insights we’re gathering about people, their social environment and the economy into practical solutions that will help people make better financial decisions. We’ll also talk about trust, given the privacy concerns related to data analytics and new developments. The idea is to truly think forward—towards a horizon that stretches beyond tomorrow.

There’s an exciting line-up of keynote speakers from the academic and fintech worlds, as well as interactive break-out sessions to delve deeper into certain topics. Attending the Summit is an opportunity to join a broad range of experts who, by combining their skills, can really make a positive impact on people and society. You’ll benefit from the shared knowledge and have access to the latest trends, technology, research and network.


11:30 – 12:30   Registration and lunch
12:30 – 12:35   Welcome and introduction by moderator Todd Benjamin
12:35 – 12:40   Think Forward Initiative  2016 compilation movie
12:40 – 12:50   Opening remarks Ralph Hamers
12:50 – 13:20   Money and happiness by Michael Norton
13:20 – 13:35   Introducing consumer insights and behaviour
                         into financial services by Sille Krukow
13:35 – 13:50   A Day in the Life with digital 'agents' by MJ Petroni
13:50 – 14:20   How to prevent the future and rejuvenate innovation by Björn Weigel
14:20 – 14:40   Break
14:40 – 15:20   TFI project presentations
15:20 – 15:25   Transfer into break-out sessions
15:25 – 16:45   Break-out sessions
16:45 – 16:55   Break
16:55 – 17:15   Findings of break-out sessions and the TFI Way Forward 
                        (interactive panel discussion with the audience)
17:55 – 18:00   Conclusions and final notes
18:00 – 19:00   Closing drinks and networking

The venue for the Summit on 15 March 2017 will be the Microsoft Technology Center in Munich. Registration.


We look forward to welcoming you in Munich