Wim Raymaekers leads SWIFT’s banking initiatives worldwide, and is responsible for developing and driving value propositions across the banking community. In this capacity, Wim’s mission is to help banks grow their business, in view of evolving customer needs, technology innovations, and market requirements. Since joining SWIFT in1991, Wim has developed several initiatives that help banks to achieve operational efficiency and reduce costs, as well as improve liquidity management. He is also responsible for thought leadership initiatives in the areas of correspondent banking, block chain technologies, person-to-person payments, RMB internationalisation, and assists banks with the implementation of these into their strategic product offering. More recently, Wim is leading SWIFT’s global payments innovation initiative. Wim Raymaekers will share his perspective on the change in payments and transfers world.