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Tuesday, April, 05, 2016
09:00 AM - 05:30 PM Agenda for the Briefing

9:00 - Welcome remarks and Introduction of participants
Axel Leblois, President and Executive Director, G3ict
Jean Royné, Director General, IT News Info
9:15 - Global accessibility drivers

Session Moderator: Dominique Burger, President, BrailleNet, European eAccessibility Forum

  • Compliance trendsAxel Leblois, G3ict
    • G3ict surveys, key data
    • Oversight of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities
    • U.S. laws and regulations, U.S. DOJ initiatives and latest Canadian legislation
  • Impact of European Accessibility ActInmaculada Placencia-Porrero, Deputy Head of Unit for Rights of Persons with Disabilities, Directorate General for Justice, European Commission
  • Aging demographics, managing the flow of human experienceNicola Palmarini, Global Digital Creative & Technology Advocate and Manager, IBM Accessibility / IBM Research
  • Employment rules, status and latest trendsYves Veulliet, Global Disability & Inclusion - Global Diversity HR, IBM
  • Group Discussion: The business case for accessibility 

10:30 - Break

11:00 - Good practices in accessibility implementation

Session Moderator: Jean-Michel Mépuis, Director, Sustainable Development and CSR, Société Générale

  • Self-assessment, check lists, deployment strategyAlireza Darvishy, Head, Accessibility Center, Crédit Suisse
  • From product design to marketing and customer services, good practices from the mobile industry Dr. Monique Mai, Accessibility Group Department, Director “Communication, Remote Sales & Public Affairs,” Orange Group
  • Corporate Accessibility Learning Management System (LMS) StrategiesMatt Ater, Vice President, Services, Freedom Scientific
  • Group discussion: Scaling up accessibility throughout the enterprise

12:30 - Lunch (Served on premises)

  • Keynote by Frances West, Chief Accessibility Officer, IBM: “Accessibility, a Driver for Innovation and Competitiveness”
  • Group Discussion: From compliance to innovation and market development

14:00 - Innovative solutions for user interfaces

Session Moderator: Gita Esmieu, Director, Financial Services Accessibility Program, G3ict

  • Sharing online & mobile banking insights & innovationPaul Smyth, Head of IT, Accessibility, Barclays
  • ATMs: Good practices in optimizing accessibility with real time adaptive user interfacesMatt Ater, Freedom Scientific
  • Embedding Inclusive Design as a strategic imperativeSara Mansell, Design Lead, IBM
  • Opportunity to leverage new form factors: Japan tablets case study for seniors, IBM-Apple partnership with Japan PostRobin Sargent, Business Development Executive, IBM Accessibility
15:15 - Break

15:30 - Accessibility opportunities in electronic banking, emerging enabling technologies for user interactivity

Session Moderator: Ted Drake, Accessibility Principal Engineer, Intuit 

  • Presentation: Emerging technologies to enhance electronic banking accessibility (Bio-metrics, NFC, alternative modes of communication, analytics) – Robin Sargent, IBM Accessibility

  • Group discussion - All participants: Can FinTech alternative e-banking services be more accessible than traditional banking services? 
    • Impact of electronic banking on the financial services market place
    • What’s accessible, what’s not today
    • Designing the bank of the future for seniors and persons with disabilities

17:00 - Concluding remarks, G3ict Financial Services Program 2016-2017

  • Gita Esmieu, Director, Financial Services Accessibility Program, G3ict
  • James Thurston, Vice President, Global Strategy and Development, G3ict

17:30 - Adjournment