Pensions and Savings

Roadmap to smarter saving through digitisation and innovation


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  • Date & Time
    27th Feb 2020
    09:15 - 5:05
  • Location

    Canary Riverside Plaza Hotel 

    46 Westferry Circus 

    Canary Wharf 

    London E14 8RS

Conference Overview

AI has the potential to make a huge impact across all sections of the pensions market – for pension scheme members, trustees, sponsors, advisers, providers, and also regulators and policymakers. What will retirement saving look like in a future increasingly dominated by AI?

The conference will provide a market outlook for the AI landscape and gain insights into how the pensions market can learn from AI implementation in other financial sectors. There will be in depth presentations, case studies and panel discussions on how to integrate AI to achieve greater data mobility, improve decision making, predict behaviour and enable a smarter use of resources for all parties in the pension’s landscape.

With dedicated sessions on:

  • How AI and RPA can benefit the pensions market
  • Update on the Pensions Dashboard for supporting AI
  • The current regulatory landscape and how this will impact AI implementation
  • AI managed portfolio options for Generation Y
  • Lessons learnt from AI adoption in financial services
  • The future of Robo-advice and digital solutions
  • Enabling data mobility and using big data
  • Using AI and behavioural science to advance engagement




David Fairs, Executive Director – Regulatory Policy, Analysis and Advice
Chris Curry, Principal
Flemming Tovdal Schmidt, Chief Operating Officer
Abhijit Akerkar, Head of Applied Sciences and Business Integration
Bharat Bhushan, CTO – Banking and Financial Markets

And senior representatives from:




For full details please request a brochure


The conference is being held at the Canary Riverside Plaza, 46 Westferry Circus, London E14 8RS. Tel 020 7510 1999. This is a five star hotel close to the heart of the financial district of Canary Wharf, overlooking the water. It is of modern, spacious design with a purpose built function room. It is conveniently located near Westferry and Canary Wharf on the DLR and Canary Wharf on the Jubilee Line. Please click for a map.

Canary Riverside Plaza


What is Included

The Standard Delegate Ticket at £650 + VAT total £780 includes speaker documentation, printed copies of visuals, refreshments on arrival, mid-morning and mid-afternoon, pre-lunch drinks, lunch with wine and the post conference pack.

The Multiple Delegate Ticket at £545 per person covers exactly the same as the standard ticket but at a reduced rate where three or more delegates from the same company are registered at the same time.

The Special Rate Ticket is applicable to certain trustees of pension schemes where trusteeship is their primary role, small IFA firms, registered charities and other categories designated by us from time to time. Please call 020 7582 6516 for details. Availability at the discretion of the organisers.

Lunch is included with all registrations and is an important part of the day’s networking. If you have special requirements (vegetarian, dairy free, no shell fish etc) we can cater for you if we know in advance. Please use the message facility or call us on 020 7582 6516.

What is Not Included

Travel to and from the venue and overnight accommodation if required is the responsibility of individual delegates and not included in the registration fee. If it is required it must be separately booked. Because prices charged by London hotels change almost daily we are unable to quote firm room rates. Apart from the anticipated occupancy levels on any specific date, rates vary according to when the booking is made. We are, however, able to make suggestions of nearby hotels worth considering. We shall be happy to assist with any queries if you call 020 7582 6516.

Terms of Payment. The full fee becomes payable on registration and should be paid prior to the event. Terms of business are in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act.

Payment Methods.  The preferred method of payment is bank to bank transfer or debit card. We regret that because of bank charges we are no longer accepting credit cards.

Cancellations, in writing only, received and acknowledged 14 clear days prior to an event are subject to a 10% cancellation fee. Registrations or cancellations made within the 14 day period prior to an event are payable in full in all circumstances.

Substitutions. There is no extra charge for substitutions as long as we are notified before the conference starts and any replacement is from the same company. Substitutions for part of the conference only are not possible.

No Sharing or Splitting. Each registration applies to one named person only. Registrations cannot be shared or split between different people even if they are present for different parts of the day.

Non-Appearance on the day is chargeable, whether or not the invoice has been paid.

Programme Changes. Every effort is made to keep to the published programme but occasionally speaker, venue or timetable changes are unavoidable. The right to change arrangements without liability is reserved and no liability is accepted for consequential loss.

ABAKA is the UK’s first digital saving and retirement enterprise SaaS platform, powered by Artificial Intelligence. Our innovative technologies enable financial institutions to power digital saving and retirement solutions and deliver scalable and affordable advice on pensions, savings and investments to their retail customers. ABAKA’s library of modular applications helps our enterprise clients to power conversational AI, intelligent and behavioural nudges, big data insights, financial dashboards and amazing customer experiences.

Today over 3 million people have access to the ABAKA technologies through our clients, and our technologies are licensed by Tier one international banks, pension providers and asset managers across multiple countries.

ABAKA’s Enterprise Solutions enable financial institutions to power:

• Conversational AI: on pensions, savings and investments, for both fully digital and hybrid advice. The proprietary NLP models take vast quantities of user behavioural and financial data to intelligently manage a human like conversation.

• Intelligent Behavioural Nudges: machine learning models to identify persona segmentation, power personalised insights and nudges to increase engagement and up-sell opportunities, across digital channels.

• Digital financial dashboards: data aggregation technology powering Open Banking, Pension Tracing and Pension Dashboards.

• Financial Planning Engine: retirement planning, cash flow modelling, suitability assessment, Monte-Carlo simulations for outcome & scenario driven advice

Please visit the ABAKA website for more details

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If you are unable to attend the conference but would like to know what was discussed, you can pre-order the event soundtrack and visuals from our Information Centre