Digital transformation and innovation at central banks Expert panel

Application deadline

19 May 2023


Digitalisation is no longer merely a recent trend, having grown to become the game changer of the decade. Central banks are also increasingly turning their attention to understanding developments and expanding their capabilities in this area.

This expert panel will touch upon the most important aspects of digitalisation, giving participants the chance to discuss their own experiences.


(1) Digital transformation at central banks

  • How to foster successful transformation in times of extraordinary change
  • The need for an ecosystem approach
  • Digital transformation at the Deutsche Bundesbank: goals, roadmap and organisational setup

(2) Fostering innovation through international collaboration

  • Bundesbank’s innovation networks BISIN and Innov8: how and why we collaborate
  • Setting up the BIS Innovation Hub Eurosystem Centre
  • Trending topics: insights into current innovation activities
  • Interaction: creating value for central banks through collaboration

(3) Innovation management at the Bundesbank’s InnoWerk centre

  • The work of the InnoWerk innovation centre (e.g. objectives, functions and services) and how the InnoWerk fits into the Bundesbank’s innovation network as a service unit
  • Exemplary innovation activities are presented and how we use our outreach in the fintech scene or research community for this purpose
  • Collaboration with external partners and the ecosystem (start-ups)
  • Spatial concept of the InnoWerk, which supports collaboration within the Bundesbank in particular through its hybrid setting

(4) Fostering artificial intelligence and process digitalisation through cross-functional teams

Centre of Competence for Process Digitalisation (CPro)

  • Introduction of the centre and its operating model
  • Selected projects: Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Business Process Management Software (BPMS)
  • Presentation of first use cases in RPA

Service Community for Artificial Intelligence (SCAI)

  • Introduction of the centre and its operating model
  • What do we mean by artificial intelligence?
  • Focus topic: NLP (Natural Language Processing)
  • Presentation of use cases and where is there potential to use these technologies

Target group

This expert panel is aimed at central bank managers and experts in IT, strategic offices, innovation and digitalisation departments, as well as fintech observers and anyone interested and involved in this field.

The expert panel will serve as a platform for the exchange of experiences and knowledge. Participants will be asked to actively contribute to the panel, e.g. in the form of a presentation.

Please note

A nominating person is mandatory for the participation in our in-person courses.

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