The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Impact on financial services and markets
A speech by Greg Medcraft, Chairman, Australian Securities and Investments Commission, ASIC Annual Forum 2017 (Hilton, Sydney), 20 March 2017
It is great to be here at our 2017 ASIC Annual Forum.
I am very excited about the theme of our conference this year, which is ‘Future Focus’.
In this fast paced environment, I think it’s critical we keep our eyes on the transformative changes on the horizon.
I am looking forward to exploring with you, developments we anticipate in the future – and even those we might not anticipate.
To start off today, I would like to:
- give my thoughts on where we are now – and where we are heading – as we speed into a new future
- talk about some of the benefits and risks that can emerge from the fintech and regtech developments we are seeing and will continue to see, and
- touch on what our responses to these developments are, and should be, going forward.