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Warsaw, Poland
November 27th-28th, 2019

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Our 2019 Speakers

Jonathan Levine

Managing Director and UK Head

Standard Chartered Bank

Standard Chartered Bank

Jonathan Levine

Managing Director and UK Head - Standard Chartered Bank

Jon Levine is Managing Director and UK Head of Banks, Broker Dealers, and Fintech coverage at Standard Chartered Bank. Jon has been at Standard Chartered since 2010 and has held a variety of roles in client coverage and debt capital markets in London, Dubai, and Singapore. Before joining the Banks & Fintech business, Jon was Head of Public Sector & Development Organisations coverage for Europe & Africa. Prior joining Standard Chartered Jon worked in the Investment Banking Division at Goldman Sachs in the US and in Singapore. Jon graduated Summa cum Laude from Washington University in St. Louis, USA with a degree in economics.

Devie Mohan

CEO , Global Top 10 FinTech Influencer

Burnmark

Burnmark

Devie Mohan

CEO , Global Top 10 FinTech Influencer - Burnmark

Devie Mohan is an influential writer, speaker and commentator on fintech, and is the co-founder and CEO of Burnmark, a fintech research company, that supplies research and data to all players of the fintech ecosystem. Devie has helped several banks, fintech startups, innovation groups and investors understand the trends in the fintech industry, helping them set their corporate, marketing and investment strategies. She is also a proponent of a fintech ecosystem where banks and startups collaborate to drive innovation. She is a panel member on the ING Group Think Forward initiative on better financial decision making. She writes extensively on innovation, disruption and digitalisation and is a columnist with several publications. She is actively involved in the fintech community and has been listed in the top 10 of several global fintech influencer lists.

Sonia Wedrychowicz

Digital transformation Practitioner and Thought Leader

Former JPMorgan Head of Techology transformation

Former JPMorgan Head of Techology transformation

Sonia Wedrychowicz

Digital transformation Practitioner and Thought Leader - Former JPMorgan Head of Techology transformation

Sonia Wedrychowicz Digital Transformation Practitioner and Thought Leader Transformational business and technology leader in transactional and consumer banking, with 25 years of experience across Europe, Asia and USA. Sonia is a thought leader in digital transformation, a Power Profile on LinkedIn and a renowned keynote speaker at over 50 conferences around the world. Her work assignments included: Head of Technology Transformation in JPMorgan Chase is USA, COO and Head of Business Solutions of Digital Bank in DBS Singapore, Country Head of Consumer Bank at Standard Chartered in Malaysia and Deputy CEO of Citibank Poland, where is spent total of 18 years. Education: MA Warsaw School of Economics, BA from Brunel University in London. Married, with two children aged 15 and 20. Sonia is a passionate traveler, cook and a kickboxer with black belt in American kickboxing.

Patrick Boscher

Group Head of Compliance Transformation & Innovation

Allianz Group

Allianz Group

Patrick Boscher

Group Head of Compliance Transformation & Innovation - Allianz Group

Patrick understands compliance as a business enabler, in particular when using smart technology. He believes that RegTech can significantly simplify the implementation of complex laws and regulations. In the Allianz Group, Patrick is globally responsible for the transformation of Allianz‘ compliance into a digital function leveraging innovation and technology. His background is business information management, he lives in Munich and is a fellow of the Bucerius Summer School on Global Governance.

JOCHEN BIEDERMANN

Managing Director

World Alliance of International Financial Centres (WAIFC)

World Alliance of International Financial Centres (WAIFC)

JOCHEN BIEDERMANN

Managing Director - World Alliance of International Financial Centres (WAIFC)

Jochen Biedermann serves as Managing Director of the World Alliance of International Financial Centres (WAIFC), an international non-profit association registered in Brussels. WAIFC represents leading international financial centres across four continents. He is also Senior Advisor at Frankfurt Main Finance, the initiative of Frankfurt financial centre, where he takes care of development and implementing partnerships between Frankfurt and other international financial centres. Furthermore, he is the FinTech coordinator for the EU Financial Centre Roundtable, a member of the Advisory Council on FinTech of Astana International Financial Centre, a mentor at Accelerator Frankfurt and a mentor at Plug and Play Tech Center. Jochen is also the CEO of Blockchain Asia Ltd., a Blockchain company founded in Hong Kong in 2016. From 1999 to 2013 Jochen worked for Deutsche Boerse Group. As SVP for International Affairs, he oversaw its business in emerging markets. Since 2001 he regularly serves as a lecturer at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management as well as a supervisor of its MBA students. Jochen holds a diploma in mathematics & computer science from the University of Goettingen and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Cottbus, Germany.

Tamas Josvai

Director, Industry Solutions, Financial Services Central and Eastern Europe (CEE)

Microsoft

Microsoft

Tamas Josvai

Director, Industry Solutions, Financial Services Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) - Microsoft

Tamas Josvai is Financial Services Industry Director at Microsoft, Central Eastern Europe helping financial institutions to reach compelling user experience, build new revenue streams on data, introduce beyond banking services, optimize internal operations or drive cultural change by the use of the latest digital technologies. After spending 10+ years with OTP Bank in various positions like country manager UA, Groupwide Head of SME Operations, Head of Corporate Sales, Tamas became the mastermind and Managing Director of the first SME focused fintech subsidiary of OTP Group. Tamas launched Banking business strategies in several countries within CEE to boost sales or meet client expectations as well as led the digital transformation of the non-retail Business line of OTP in Hungary. He holds MSc in Engineering and Management, MSc in Business Administration, speaks Hungarian, Russian and English, addicted to cross-fit and a father of a 11-year-old girl

Olga Miler

Award-winning innovator / Former Managing Director

UBS

UBS

Olga Miler

Award-winning innovator / Former Managing Director - UBS

My first corporate role was with PwC in Zurich managing strategic projects. It brought my talent for implementing digital innovations to life. I loved the challenge to find solutions to optimize usage and efficiency with technology. This experience led me to a role as the Head of Change Management for one of the world's largest SAP implementations at Nestle in their Sao Paolo and Milan offices impacting over 30,000 end users. For the last decade at UBS, I’m honored to have the opportunity to work with great people who are supportive of my ideas. As Global Program Architect, I’ve co-created a worldwide change program designed for women, to help them reach their financial goals. Within the first year we had 120 ambassadors, over 1,000 high profile members in the community, and created a financial product to invest in gender equality. It reached over 140m CHF in 8 months. I want women to know where they stand financially, help them to have a sense of financial security. And I want to accelerate the closure of the stubborn economic gender gap. As a mentor, I put time and resources behind other out of the box ideas and innovations. I believe entrepreneurship is a mindset, regardless if you are independent or in the corporate world. It is about believing in yourself, blazing new trails and inspiring others.

Andrew Vorster

Fintech Advisor

Innovation Catalyst | Technology Futurist

Innovation  Catalyst | Technology  Futurist

Andrew Vorster

Fintech Advisor - Innovation Catalyst | Technology Futurist

For more than a decade of his career, Andrew was the Head of Technology Research for Visa Europe, where he gained a reputation for incredibly fresh thinking and proposing pragmatic solutions to complex problems. With over 30 years of identifying and tracking technology trends and business behaviours across a wide variety of industries, Andrew's colourful and engaging storytelling helps businesses to harness the current pace of change, identify the opportunities it presents and stimulate transformation. In his roles as innovation catalyst, start-up and business strategy adviser, Andrew has worked with media, technology, financial and blockchain organisations to prepare them for the future of their business success today. Equally, as a passionate technologist, he has vast experience running innovation labs and corporate incubators as an ‘Entrepreneur In Residence’ provoking companies to answer the fundamental question: what does this technological innovation mean to your business? Andrew’s keynotes, ideation sessions, dynamic workshops and executive board briefings unlock the hidden potential organisations often overlook or do not possess the knowledge and methods to leverage. Andrew’s talent is in connecting the dots between the implications and the opportunities that key technological trends will have on society, industry and the individuals within them. His trained eye enables leaders to continually spot and benefit from new opportunities and map out the scenarios that will drive their future success and profit.

Anna Maj

FinTech & Payments Leader

PwC

PwC

Anna Maj

FinTech & Payments Leader - PwC

FinTech Executive including C-level and NED roles. Anna has 20 years of experience in banking and payments industries with a focus on CEE (Citigroup, T-Mobile, mBank, PwC). Anna drives innovation in the European FinTech ecosystem. Her particular expertise lies in the field of innovative digital payment solutions, acquiring, merchant services and digitally enabled financial products (e-commerce, open banking), acquired in the strategy, innovation and product management roles. Anna introduced one of the first online payment gateways in the CEEMEA region as well as the first digital wallet and the mobile payment platform. Managed the implementation of the first local mobile banking apps and the first local mobile payments initiative.  In her current role at PwC, Anna is responsible for building cooperation models between banks and FinTech partners, particularly with regard to the Open Banking, Payments as well as Conversational AI projects with a focus on Central Europe. Jury Member and Expert at the EU European Innovation Council (EASME “SME Instrument”). Ambassador for the EWPN – European Women Payments Network. Featured in the global TOP 100 Women in FinTech 2019 List (Lattice80, March 2019) "20 Most Influential Women in Payments” (Cashless.pl, 2019) and "Top 20 Women in FinTech" Report (Institute of Innovative Economy, 2017).

Randeep Singh Buttar

Interim Head of Data Change (Risk and Finance)

HSBC

HSBC

Randeep Singh Buttar

Interim Head of Data Change (Risk and Finance) - HSBC

Founder and CEO of Compliance as a Service Ltd and also Interim Head of Data Change (Risk and Finance) at HSBC. Randeep has over 15 years’ experience delivering service, people, process, data and technology capabilities across multiple sectors. Most recently he has been responsible for group-wide BCBS 239 (Risk Data Aggregation and Risk Reporting) compliance delivery at HSBC.

Umran Rafi

Head of Data Intelligence

Santander

Santander

Umran Rafi

Head of Data Intelligence - Santander

As the Head of Data Intelligence at Santander Umran is responsible for setting and delivering the technical strategies across data architecture, metadata and BI & analytics, building out Santander’s big data platform to become a strategic data ecosystem focused on a seamless user experience. Umran offers a data career spanning 15 years grounded in the engineering, delivery and architecting of data warehouses and analytics solutions. Now he provides strategic consultancy as a data management practitioner, data philosopher and evangelist.

Branko Greganović

CEO

NLB Banka Belgrade

NLB Banka Belgrade

Branko Greganović

CEO - NLB Banka Belgrade

Branko Greganović, CEO/CFO, NLB Bank Belgrade, Serbia Branko Greganović is an executive with rich international experience in public and private sector, corporate finance and restructuring. He started his career at the central bank of the Republic of Slovenia, the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Slovenia and Societe Generale Bank. Later on he led a team of M&A advisors in the process of establishment of the leading regional FMCG firm Droga Kolinska Group, and after that, in his capacity as the CFO of the Group he also led the restructuring process of Droga Kolinska. Before joining the NLB Banka Belgrade, Branko Greganović managed the portfolio of non-performing loans in Croatia at Hypo Alpe Adria Bank from the bank's HQ in Klagenfurt, Austria. Branko is driven by the high professional and ethical standards and by challenges related to realizing complex corporate and economic change, e.g. business strategy, corporate governance, organizational design, mergers and acquisitions, and economic policy making. Branko Greganović graduated with master degrees from School of Economics of University of Ljubljana and London Business School of the University of London. He is a member of the Management Board of Serbian Association of Managers (SAM) and the Management Board of Slovenian Business Club in Serbia.

Kamila Wincenciak

Head of FinTech Partnership

Alior Bank

Alior Bank

Kamila Wincenciak

Head of FinTech Partnership - Alior Bank

Kamila manages the team responsible for scouting and cooperation with FinTech and startup ecosystem. In 2018 she has created RBL_START acceleration program for startups with the aim to select, accelerate, and implement the best ideas in a real business environment. Previously, she was involved in acceleration programs as coordinator and mentor. She has years of experience in implementing and launching innovative products in banking sector, building new sales channels and white label projects with external partners

Jan van der Saar

Head of Innovation Lab

Bank Pekao S. A.

Bank Pekao S. A.

Jan van der Saar

Head of Innovation Lab - Bank Pekao S. A.

Head of Pekao SA Innovation Laboratory, over 14 years of experience in banking - mainly in the area of ​​investment products, high net worth client and new technologies. Currently specializes in incorporating innovations. He is an expert in building innovation culture within the organization by implementing open innovation approach, idea management and conducting tests (POC) of innovative solutions designed in house and those obtained from the fintech market. His main areas of activity is in the middle of business, finance and technology. Looking for the best mélange of user experience, simplification and innovation. Big fan of lean startup, creative methodologies and 'fail fast - fail save' logic. Always looking into building communities and partnerships, both within and outside the organization. Eager to spread culture and awareness of innovation as a basic need of business.

David Nagy

Head of CEE

UnionPay International

UnionPay International

David Nagy

Head of CEE - UnionPay International

David Nagy is the Head of Central/Eastern Europe (CEE) region for UnionPay International Co. (A fully owned subsidiary of China UnionPay), the largest bankcard organisation in the world. He has received a B.S. degree in Marketing/Management from Arizona State University in Tempe, AZ (USA), a Masters in Management (MBA) from the State University of New York at Buffalo, NY (USA) and has earned the FinTech: Future Commerce certificate at the prestigious Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, USA) in 2017. In addition, he has been active in the area of merchant acquiring and card scheme business development since 2003. David has also been instrumental in introducing and developing the UnionPay brand in numerous countries in Europe, with close cooperation of both domestic and multinational payments enterprises. His current focus is on bringing established payment innovations and know-how from China/Asia to the CEE region, along with his current tasks of improving and strengthening the foothold of the UnionPay brand among financial institutions. Moreover, he has been presenting key findings on the influence and impact of Chinese tourism, especially focusing on travel-related consumption and Chinese payments trends and outlook for the foreseeable future to come.

Mateusz Gordon

Director of Digital Transformation CEE

PwC

PwC

Mateusz Gordon

Director of Digital Transformation CEE - PwC

Mateusz has over 12 years of digital experience in multi and omnichannel context in Sales & Marketing. He has always been defining links between client or consumer needs and functionalities of the IT infrastructure. His Strategic oversight was vital in digital transformation projects conducted for both B2B and B2C clients from an array of different industries. Mateusz has significant experience in CRM, DMP, ERP, Marketing Automation, RTB, ad servers , campaign monitoring, UX, digital payments, BIG DATA and advanced web analytics.

Pedro Pinto Coelho

Chairman and Chief Executive

Banco BNI

Banco BNI

Pedro Pinto Coelho

Chairman and Chief Executive - Banco BNI

Innovative, agile and multi-award winning banking leader with over 25 years' international financial services experience with leading blue-chip institutions across three continents in progressive leadership roles, both executive and NED, in Investment Banking, Wealth Management, general management, business development, strategy and latterly in FinTech. My value proposition is centred around enabling challenger banks to establish strategic partnerships with FinTechs to create profitable financial products using an 'open architecture model.' Expert in driving digital banking transformations both in terms of creating 'best in class' digital customer experiences, and transforming key internal support functions to fully align with the overall digital transformation programs of financial institutions. Specialities: FinTech, Digital Transformation, Investment Banking, Wealth Management, General Management, Business Development, Strategy.

Lewa Abukhait

Chief Investment Officer

DAAL Venture Capital

DAAL Venture Capital

Lewa Abukhait

Chief Investment Officer - DAAL Venture Capital

Worked previously in prominent companies within the MENA region such as Orange, MBC Group and BlackBerry-enabled Lewa Abukhait to acquire a solid understanding in analyzing technology solutions in business. Currently, he is Chief Investment Officer at DAAL; venture capital fund in Saudi Arabia responsible for identifying promising startups and evaluating the investment opportunity within. He also Provides mentorship and business development insights to portfolio companies to guide and nurture their growth on the international stage. Twitter: @lewaabukhait LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lewaabukhait/

Don Ginsel

Founder

Holland Fintech

Holland Fintech

Don Ginsel

Founder - Holland Fintech

Don Ginsel is a Civil Engineer and former banker at ABN AMRO and Deutsche Bank. After leaving banking for Venture Capital, the innovative power of technology and start-ups drove him to choose the startup side for a while. He has been active as entrepreneur, investor and as mentor and coach through several accelerators and incubators. He founded Holland FinTech in 2014, aiming to use the momentum in the financial industry, to change it for the better. Now his efforts are consolidated in Fintech AERA, the foundation driving forward digital transformation and innovation ecosystems across the world.

Tony Craddock

Director General

Emerging Payments Association

Emerging Payments Association

Tony Craddock

Director General - Emerging Payments Association

An enthusiastic business leader of the UK’s most influential trade association in payments, a lively public speaker and avid networker, Tony is passionate about payments and the difference emerging payments can make to lives everywhere. Tony champions payments technologies globally and shares his deep payments knowledge, borne from a decade of working in the payments industry, and evangelises new innovations – through speaking and chairing at conferences, publishing books and white papers, or enrolling payments leaders to join him in his mission to improve lives everywhere. A serial entrepreneur; Tony invests in many early stage payments and PayTech companies – enabling them to grow and proliferate in a highly competitive payments ecosystem. Tony conceived and launched the Emerging Payments Association (EPA) in 2012, where he is Director General. The EPA promotes the UK as global hub for payments innovation and the interests of the EPA’s 130+ members, which include banks, card schemes, PSPs, issuers, processors, acquirers, who all come together to drive collective industry change.

Alfonso Ayuso

Chief Innovation Officer

Banco Sabadell

Banco Sabadell

Alfonso Ayuso

Chief Innovation Officer - Banco Sabadell

Currently he is working as Chief Innovation Officer at Banco Sabadell. He has developed his professional career in several banking entities managing positions of responsibility in areas related to technology, financial markets, product development and relationship with clients, such as Treasury and Capital Markets, Private Banking or Research. He holds a degree in Aeronautical Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Madrid and an MBA from the IE Business School. Likewise, he is a very active member of Spanish sectorial working groups belonging to the Spanish Banking Association and acting as member of the board in several organizations like Alastria Blockchain Consortium, Redsys or Iberpay, among others

NICHOLAS TYMOSHCHUK

CEO

UFuture

UFuture

NICHOLAS TYMOSHCHUK

CEO - UFuture

Nicholas Tymoshchuk is one of the most inspiring and innovative Ukrainian business leaders. He established enterprises in Ukraine, the EU, and the US, and launched greenfield projects with the world’s leading multinational corporations. On top of business development, Nicholas is a corporate, government and public affairs professional with significant experience in Ukraine, North America and across the EU. During his dynamic career, he has obtained extensive expertise in policy and regulatory framework, trade, and economic affairs, investment and financing. Nicholas also specializes in the energy industry, both fossil fuels, and renewables, and possesses growing competence in high-tech and innovation. Starting August 2017, Nicholas assumed a position of Chief Executive Officer at UFuture (ufuture.com) a holding company founded by the Ukrainian entrepreneur Vasyl Khmelnytsky (http://ufuture.com/en/founder). Leading UFuture, Nicholas is in charge of coordinating the group’s international activity and facilitating its transition into the industries of the future. In 2015 – 2017 Nicholas served as Director of the Representative Office in the EU for the Ukrainian League of Industrialist and Entrepreneurs (ULIE – uspp.ua), the biggest association of the Ukrainian business, based in Brussels. Before ULIE, Nicholas managed Government Affairs activity for the world's (today) sixth largest energy company Chevron (chevron.com) in Ukraine. Prior to Chevron, he spent five years in Russian-British oil and gas giant TNK-BP (at the time – the tenth biggest oil company in the world - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TNK-BP) on a position of Director of International Affairs, and before that five years in American-based political and philanthropic NGOs. Nicholas was one of the founding members of the Fuel and Energy Committee in American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine (2007) and was also an active member of the peer committee at the European Business Association. During his oil and gas career, he served as Energy Industry Representative to the Board of Directors of the US-Ukraine Business Council and was a Member of EITI (eiti.org) Multi-Stakeholder Group for Ukraine. In 2014 Nicholas was chosen to be the Leader of the Ukrainian Delegation to Young Generation Task Force on Euro- Atlantic Security, an initiative managed jointly by the European Leadership Network and Nuclear Threat Initiative (US). In 2015 Nicholas became a member of the Organizational Committee of annual Kyiv International Economic Forum (forumkyiv.org).

Anton Ruddenklau

Head of Digital & Innovation, Financial Services & Partner

KPMG

KPMG

Anton Ruddenklau

Head of Digital & Innovation, Financial Services & Partner - KPMG

He specialises in Business, Corporate, Institutional Banking and market infrastructure providers. Anton has led or worked on over 150 growth projects across Corporates and Financial Institutions with the highlights being:  Sales Transformation  Digital & Innovation  Strategy Development  Client Strategy  Regulation Prior to working in financial services, Anton worked on growth projects with Corporates.

Massimo Monzio Compagnoni

Associate Bank Partnership

Raisin GmbH

Raisin GmbH

Massimo Monzio Compagnoni

Associate Bank Partnership - Raisin GmbH

I am Massimo Monzio Compagnoni and I have been working for Raisin since January 2019. I am responsible for establishing partnerships with Italian banks. Raisin is operating a unique and innovative marketplace, democratizing the savings and investments market in Europe. Since launch, 6 years ago, the company had raised ~EUR 200 million equity from leading investors, such as Goldman Sachs, PayPal, Index Ventures, Thrive Capital and Ribbit Capital. Its more than 210 000 customers have transmitted EUR 17 billion to its 84 bank partners from 24 countries making Raisin one of the leaders in the European wealth tech space. In April 2019 Raisin acquired its long-term partner bank MHB Bank AG from Frankfurt, making it one of the few fintech companies having a credit institution.

Michael Berns

AI & Fintech Director

PwC

PwC

Michael Berns

AI & Fintech Director - PwC

Michael is AI Thought Leader & FinTech Veteran with extensive international experience on five continents. He has spent a decade working on the compliance and risk management side before then disrupting that space after his Executive MBA at London Business School. In the last 7 years his main focus has been advising and leading engagements with Banks, Insurers, Buy-side firms and Regulators in Artificial Intelligence and FinTech (example here). Michael has a broad background across blue chip names such as Morgan Stanley, Wolters Kluwer & Moody's as well as a range of smaller firms. While doing his Executive MBA at London Business School in 2011, he started mentoring Startups. Over the last 7 years he has been a mentor and judge for: Level 39 MIT IIC Startup Bootcamp (FinTech & InsureTech) Cocoon Network Virgin Money Startup Michael is also a keynote speaker with focus on AI & FinTech, some recent examples of speeches / panels at international conferences include: Data Science Keynote at the world's largest gaming convention (30,000 attendees) FinTech Design Summit City & Financial - RegTech Automation conference (video) Language Big Data Alliance Summit (see speakers) "Freedom to Inspire" keynote (video) @ Google HQ

Martha Mghendi-Fisher

Founder&Chair to the Executive Board

European Women Payments Network

European Women Payments Network

Martha Mghendi-Fisher

Founder&Chair to the Executive Board - European Women Payments Network

Martha is a fintech & payments professional, a social entrepreneur and a philanthropist, who was born in the Kenya. Martha migrated to The Netherlands permanently in 2008. Martha is a dual citizen of The Netherlands & Kenya, but considers herself a world citizen. Martha is the Founder of European Women Payments Network (EWPN), the 1st and ONLY Pan-European network (community) dedicated to bringing together women from all EU/EEA member states, working in cards, fintech & payments. In 2018, she Founded African Women in Fintech & Payments (AWFP), the 1st and only Pan-African network dedicated to bringing together women from all African countries working in cards, fintech and payments. She is also the Founder & Chair to the Board Beyond Innocence Foundation (BIF). Martha personally donated land to the community in Taita, Kenya to build the 1st Safe House & Rescue Center for sexually abused minors aged between 0-16 years. She has continued to personally support the project financially with help from family, friends, colleagues and Rotary Clubs. Martha is also Founding Board Member for Wadawida Education Fund (WEF), a private fund offering high school scholarships to students coming from poor families in Taita. This private fund was started in 2011 by Martha together with five of her friends and continues to be supported by members through monthly contributions. Recently, she Founded The Grieving Migrant, an online platform that brings together people going through grief while living away from their families & support network. This online group offers support to expats/migrants. A dedicated Rotarian, Martha is a member of the Rotary Club Utrecht International (RCUI) and was Club President (2017/2018)

Ivan Ivanov

Director Retail Banking

Bulgarian-American Credit Bank

Bulgarian-American Credit Bank

Ivan Ivanov

Director Retail Banking - Bulgarian-American Credit Bank

He has 15 years of banking experience in the fields of Retail banking, lending, sales, process management, management of branch network and HR. Until December 2018 he was taking the position Head of Retail banking in Allianz Bank /Bulgaria/, before joining the team of BACB. Recently he is responsible for business development, sales, service of retail and micro-enterprise customers, product development, branch network management, commodity and express loans lending of BACB. He is member of the Credit Committee, the Committee for New and Active Products and the Committee for Social activities of the Bank. Mr. Ivanov has Bachelor degree in Finance and Masters degree in International Economics. He also has Executive MBA from Cotrugli Business School /Zagreb/, from where he was awarded as valedictorian student.

Michael Dooijes

Co-founder & Managing Director

Startupbootcamp

Startupbootcamp

Michael Dooijes

Co-founder & Managing Director - Startupbootcamp

Michael Dooijes is an international executive, industry leader and innovator with extensive entrepreneurial experience in the FinTech space. In the 2014 list of Bank Innovation, he is one of the people to watch in the financial sector. In the last 20+ years, Michael has lived and worked in various countries, including the UK, Spain, Germany, Austria, Italy, Portugal and the Netherlands, being active in international business and sales management roles. Until mid 2016, Michael was Head of Ventures & Innovation at Rabobank Netherlands Bedrijven, looking after Rabobank's strategic direction in transaction banking with a team of 7 professionals. Rabobank is one of the largest banks in the world. His key responsibilities included strategy, client centric innovative solutions and business development. Next to this role, Michael was CEO of mobile payment startup, MyOrder, purchased by Rabobank in 2012. Michael was also a member of Rabo’s innovation board. Early 2016, Michael decided to leave the Rabobank organisation and take up a new challenge, becoming the Co-Founder and Managing Director for Startupbootcamp’s new FinTech & CyberSecurity accelerator program in Amsterdam. Michael is currently also working on launching a new Fintech accelator program for Startupbootcamp in Frankfurt. Michael is a regular keynote speaker at international conferences on topics such as corporate innovation, digital transformation, entrepreneurship and the future of Fintech. In addition to his professional career, he is involved in extracurricular activities, such as the Bid Network Foundation (www.bidnetwork.org). Michael is a well-recognized mentor for promising startups across multiple verticals. With his involvement in the startup eco-system he is trying to bridge the gap and help transition the industry into being more mobile-enabled. Michael served the last couple of years also as member of the MEF EMEA Board, the global trade organisation of the mobile eco-system. He is passionate about how Innovation can impact the lives of millions. Michael obtained his MBA degree from NYU Stern.

Marco Di Luzio

Chief Marketing Officer

InfoCert

InfoCert

Marco Di Luzio

Chief Marketing Officer - InfoCert

InfoCert - Chief Marketing Officer

Yasamin Karimi

Head of Product in Banking Services

Starling Bank

Starling Bank

Yasamin Karimi

Head of Product in Banking Services - Starling Bank

Yasamins role at Starling Bank focuses on enabling the future of payments through best in market API connectivity. Starling Banking Services allows institutions to white label Starling Banking Services product offering to optimise their customers payments product propositions as well as enable access to unique accounts. Yasamin states that, "The world of fintech is an integral part of the digital age, traditional payment methods are now being challenged and the introduction of new regulation with new technology creates so many opportunities for change, my goal is to help organisations and corporates realise what this means for their business models".

Matthias Valcke

Business Solution & Market Development Director

OneSpan

OneSpan

Matthias Valcke

Business Solution & Market Development Director - OneSpan

Business Solution & Market Development Director at OneSpan

Bruce Brenkus

Chief Risk Officer

Spotcap

Spotcap

Bruce Brenkus

Chief Risk Officer - Spotcap

Bruce brings more than 30 years of financial services experience to Spotcap. Bruce has held senior positions with a number of major banks including Wells Fargo Bank and Commonwealth Bank of Australia, as well as innovative fintech businesses including Better Finance (SmartBiz) and now Spotcap. In his role as CRO, Bruce has led Spotcap’s risk management function including credit scorecard development, credit policy, decision engine deployment, advanced analytics, and new product development. Bruce is a sought-after speaker on topics such as risk analytics, risk-based pricing, big data mining, and financial services product strategy in the United States, Australia, and Europe and has authored several patents in the fintech industry. He also has current and previous advisor roles with several small business lending, consumer lending, P2P, data companies, credit bureaus, and several major banks across the globe.

Gian Battista Baa

Head of Digital Payments

Intesa Sanpaolo

Intesa Sanpaolo

Gian Battista Baa

Head of Digital Payments - Intesa Sanpaolo

As Head of Digital Payment, Gian Battista is currently responsible for developing and positioning strategies for mobile payment solutions of Intesa Sanpaolo, an incumbent bank truly committed to its digital transformation path. This role exposes Gian Battista to several challenges every day in making important decisions, dealing with a highly competitive market and negotiating with third party players such as Payment networks and fintechs. Gian Battista leverages over 10 years of experience in the banking industry. Thanks to these significant experiences across banking practices, he holds a wide set of managerial skills, flanked by a deep understanding towards current trends and evolving customers’ needs.

Faruk Jazic

CX Strategy and Business Development Leader | Central Eastern Europe and Russia

Oracle CX EMEA

Oracle CX EMEA

Faruk Jazic

CX Strategy and Business Development Leader | Central Eastern Europe and Russia - Oracle CX EMEA

Passionate Enterprise Sales Professional with business acumen and proven field sales and consultancy competencies. Previously worked as a Head of Project Management in Retail Banking leading both Business and IT Projects. Skills ranging from Consulting, Sales, Project Management to Finance, Risk Management and IT hard skills with an outstanding track record. I am at my best when interfacing with Executive Stakeholders, presenting to a diverse professional audience and working across multiple Lines of Businesses such as Consulting, Technology, Operations, Partners and Channels. What primarily drives me is successfully navigating complex deals and projects through making people around me the best at what they can be while being a Brand Ambassador. My cross-industry know-how, coupled with a naturally high level of energy, sense of urgency and quick wit allow me to lead with confidence and inspire businesses towards achieving excellence in Digital Transformation. Academically, I worked as a Teaching Assistant at the Sarajevo School of Science and Technology University in Macroeconomics and Econometrics. Fluent in English.

Nameer Khan

Founding Board Member

MENA FIntech Association

MENA FIntech Association

Nameer Khan

Founding Board Member - MENA FIntech Association

Nameer Khan is a dynamic young talent in the insurance industry with a diversified experience in various industries of Information Technology, Media, Logistics. Being a new bee in the Insurance sector he has evidently succeeded in shaking up the stigma associated to the insurance sector “dearth of young insurance leaders”. Critical to this success lies in his strategic thinking through which he has managed to introduce key analytics and data orientation to the insurance sector – that aims at increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of decisions in the insurance industry. Moreover, Nameer has been successfully shortlisted for (program) at Harvard Business School’s Class of 2017 but at present is closely working with HBS’s case research group on developing case studies on the Islamic Finance. The most recent project is DIFA, a financial accelerator soon to be launched in Dubai powered by major powerhouses.

Hasan Jabbarov

Co-Founder

Paymes Elektronik Ticaret ve Bilişim Teknolojileri A.Ş.

Paymes Elektronik Ticaret ve Bilişim Teknolojileri A.Ş.

Hasan Jabbarov

Co-Founder - Paymes Elektronik Ticaret ve Bilişim Teknolojileri A.Ş.

A passionate entrepreneur and business developer over 10 years of experience. Prior to Paym.es, set up Advertising Network, ERP platform for SMEs and E-commerce platform, lived and worked in 5 different countries such as Azerbaijan, Turkey, Portugal, Chile, and Lebanon. International experience in industries including foreign trade, consulting and entrepreneurship. A risk taker who dedicate his entrepreneurial journey to create experiences that will improve the way people purchase, pay and develop their businesses. Volunteer and board member of the Turkish ex Volunteers Association.

Mammad Karim

Entrepreneur and Investor

Founder of Khazar Ventures

Founder of Khazar Ventures

Mammad Karim

Entrepreneur and Investor - Founder of Khazar Ventures

Serial entrepreneur and investor, Mammad Karim, is the Founder of the first investment funds for early-stage start-ups in Azerbaijan, Khazar Ventures. The current portfolio covers start-ups from a number of countries including Turkey, Germany, US and UAE. He is also leading an accelerator and incubation program at Innoland for local startups, helping them to grow in Azerbaijan and expand to international markets. Besides his current investments, Mr Karim co-founded/launched two online media channels and Tech Academy in Azerbaijan.

Kunal Patel

FinTechAsia100 ¦ Payments ¦ Banking ¦ Strategy ¦ Innovation ¦ Influencer ¦ Thought Leader ¦ Speaker

SBC

SBC

Kunal Patel

FinTechAsia100 ¦ Payments ¦ Banking ¦ Strategy ¦ Innovation ¦ Influencer ¦ Thought Leader ¦ Speaker - SBC

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Sergey Shayakhmetov

Chief Business Development Officer

Sberbank

Sberbank

Sergey Shayakhmetov

Chief Business Development Officer - Sberbank

Born in USSR in 1977. More than 16 years of experience in IT Security for International Oil&Gas giants like Lukoil and Shell. But … in 2016 radically changed the field of activity for innovation in insurance. Now responsible for exploring, creating, investigating, enhancing, studying, examining and advising innovative products and process initiatives in the biggest Life Insurance company in Russia (Sberbank LI). Our key initiatives are in fields of – BlockChain, Big data, AI, Machine learning, Mobile technology, wearable devices, genetic medicine, digitalization, marketplaces, uberization, P2P, worldwide expansion and other cool Insurtech stuff. Now in charge of business development of Sberbank Blockchain Lab – probably the biggest R&D Blockchain unit in Europe.

Paulo Duarte

CEO

Feerica

Feerica

Paulo Duarte

CEO - Feerica

Paulo has been the CEO of Feerica since 2008. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Institute of Engineering in Lisbon and has a vast experience in innovation and sales, With this experience, and the support of a great team, Feerica, a Portuguese based company, has become a worldwide reference in the protection of cash, specializing in Baking Security and IBNS solutions for ATM and CIT prevention and protection.

Boguslawa Cimoszko – Skowronski

Founder and Board Member

MIT Enterprise Forum Poland

MIT Enterprise Forum Poland

Boguslawa Cimoszko – Skowronski

Founder and Board Member - MIT Enterprise Forum Poland

Investment banker, corporate finance specialist, VC fund manager and investor. Passionate about helping technology start-ups grow. Deep relationships in the tech community of US, Switzerland, and Poland. BS Degree from MIT and MBA degree from Harvard Business School.

Matthias Kuehne

Head of Payment

Kreditech

Kreditech

Matthias Kuehne

Head of Payment - Kreditech

With 12+ Years of Finance, Payments and FinTech experience Matthias is an expert in the field of innovative Back-Office / Business Administrative Solutions. After finishing his studies in Business Law and Management (focus Middle and Eastern Europe) in Hamburg, Germany and St Petersburg, Russia, he worked for 4 years as an M&A consultants, followed by 2 years as Senior Auditor for EY. In the past 6 Years he has worked first as Financial Project Manager and Head of Accounting for Expedia in Hamburg, followed by his current Role as Head of Accounting, Payment and International Tax at Kreditech. Working for a large FinTech Company, based in Hamburg, Germany, operating in India, Poland, Spain and Russia, Matthias is - among other tasks - in charge of implementing, updating and optimising the payment structure. As an external consultant he also helps Start-Ups, as well as small and medium-sized companies to set-up powerful and future-proof payments structure.

Darren Hughes

Director

Cashoff

Cashoff

Darren Hughes

Director - Cashoff

Darren is an experienced financial services business leader, having spent almost 20 years in retail financial services. Darren has extensive knowledge of the financial services industry in London, including detailed regulatory knowledge and experience in helping both retail and corporate clients with their digital transformation. CASHOFF provide open banking API solutions to get help banks increase the activity of customers in their mobile apps and e-banking systems. This approach improves customer loyalty and engagement via tailored offers, whilst providing cross selling opportunities for new revenue streams.

Serhii Shatsky

Product Manager

National Bank of Ukraine

National Bank of Ukraine

Serhii Shatsky

Product Manager - National Bank of Ukraine

Serhii Shatskyi, project manager of the NBU Strategy and Reforming Department. Now he is responsible for Cashless economy program, which consists of projects: PSD2 implementation, Bank is and Remote ID models, ISO20022, Fintech, E-uah. From 2015 to 2017 Serhii Shatskyi was Director of the Retail Payments Department of the National Bank of Ukraine. Where he successfully transformed internal payment system Prostir and implemented innovative solutions for it. Serhii Shatskyi has spent almost his entire career employed with Aval JSPPB (Raiffeisen Bank Aval JSC). From 2002 to 2015, he worked his way through, from economist to head of Credit Card Department of this bank. His job responsibilities included monitoring acquiring and issuing transactions, dealing with international payment systems, and providing technology solutions and operational support services to the payment cards business. While holding various positions at Raiffeisen Bank Aval JSC, Serhii Shatskyi focused his efforts on implementing innovative projects and developing services for the users of payment cards. Serhii Shatskyi has served as Chairman of the EBA Electronic Payments Committee While in this position, he has been involved in outreach efforts to promote cashless payments in Ukraine and has drafted proposals for amendments to regulations to facilitate the development of payment instruments. Serhii Shatskyi was born on February 24, 1978. In 2000, he graduated with honors from Kherson Economic and Legal Institute, where he majored in Economics and Entrepreneurship and qualified as an economist (finances).

Dorota Zimnoch

Supervisory Board

Santander Consumer Bank Polska

Santander Consumer Bank Polska

Dorota Zimnoch

Supervisory Board - Santander Consumer Bank Polska

Dorota Zimnoch is a Chief Commercial Officer at Blocksure and the Supervisory Board of the Santander Consumer Bank Polska. Prior experience includes working with leading financial brands such as Citi, AIG, Alico, MetLife, and 4finance. She has also founded Zing Business Consulting, focused on business transformations and turning digital disruption into market-winning solutions allied to effective and high-quality implementation. Ms. Zimnoch is also a co-founder and strategic adviser to several ventures, e.g. Exchord, Norisco,The Heart. Ms. Zimnoch is a top 50 global influencer and active member of the fintech&insurtech community in London via Tech London Advocates, FemTech Leaders, and InsTech London, Blockchain Ladies as well as mentor to many startups. She is an author of many articles and publications, incl. The Insurtech Book (Amazon bestseller), visiting lecturer to the top Universities and guest speaker at globally focused conferences.

Konrad Radzik

FinTech Partnership Expert

Alior Bank

Alior Bank

Konrad Radzik

FinTech Partnership Expert - Alior Bank

Konrad Radzik FinTech Partnership Expert, RBL_START powered by Alior Bank https://www.linkedin.com/in/konradradzik/ Konrad Radzik is a member of the FinTech Department at Alior Bank. He is responsible for scouting, cooperation with startups and running an acceleration program (RBL_START). Before joining Alior Bank, Konrad was a project manager at Bank Millennium responsible for new functions implementation in the mobile banking app. He also gained experience at ING’s Innovation Office, where he was responsible for cooperation with startups and promoting innovation culture within the organization. He graduated from the Finances and Accounting, Economics and Economic Analytics at the University of Economics in Katowice. In the meantime, he became an alumnus of two Lesław A. Paga Foundation projects: Young Innovators and Academy of Analysis & Media. In his spare time Konrad enjoys traveling, playing squash and photography.

Dima Kats

CEO

ClearJunction

ClearJunction

Dima Kats

CEO - ClearJunction

Dima Kats is the payments professional with 20 year experience in fintech. His career has spanned over three continents where he was responsible for product development in the leading global financial institutions including Payoneer and Cambridge Mercantile FX. Since 2016 Dima serves as the CEO of Clear Junction which is a London-based financial institution providing correspondent account services to other fintechs and banks. Majority of the Clear Junction clients are global remittance operators or merchant service providers.

Geray Yusifov

Co-Founder/CEO

Spatium

Spatium

Geray Yusifov

Co-Founder/CEO - Spatium

Geray is a more than 15-years AdTech entrepreneur, taking regional branches of global marketing giants like Havas and McCann to new heights, and creating the leading Marketing Communication Group in Azerbaijan. In 2014, launched Havas in Georgia, taking a spot among the leading media agencies in the country. 2016 was the year when he got inspired by digital decentralization movement, bought his first Bitcoin and start admiringly research the opportunities around Distributed Ledger Technology. In 2017 Geray has co-founded the blockchain startup Spatium. His leadership allows stepping beyond the tech into creating a strong company that can hold its own against both current and future competition. Geray has obtained his MBA from University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2018, where he has expanded his interest around fintech and blockchain space as well as joined Global New Venture Challenge (GNVC) with his startup at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, recognized as one of the top-ranked accelerator programs in the US.

Neha Mehta

Founder

Femtech Partners

Femtech Partners

Neha Mehta

Founder - Femtech Partners

Neha Mehta is Founder of FemTech Partners. A consulting company based out of Singapore; helping fintech start ups get a foothold in Asia and to promote Women in Fintech; Neha is a recipient of the Nav Shakti  Award at 11 th  National Women Excellence Award 2018, conferred by the Indo European Chamber of Small and Medium Enterprises (IECSME); for her contribution for empowerment of women. Neha is also the Founder of the ASEAN Women in Payments Network (AWPN). In her previous role, Neha worked to deploy BlockChain technology for financial inclusion in areas such as payments, remittance and micro- loans/insurance to help world’s 2 billion unbanked people. Neha is Global People’s Fellow 2018, an initiative by the United Nations towards fulfillment of SDG’s. Neha represents Singapore and is working towards Financial Inclusion; she will be attending UN General Assembly in September. Neha is a Chevening Financial Services Fellow, 2017 and studied financial risk management at Kings College, London. Neha is a Lawyer and has worked in different areas of finance such as hedge funds, private equity, venture capital and been recently focusing on Fintech. Over the last five years, Neha’s work has centered on lobbying with financial regulators across ASEAN region. As the Vice-President of Indian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (IVCA), she actively lobbied with the Indian regulators such as Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Ministry of Finance (MOF), and Reserve Bank of India (RBI). As the Country Head for Alternative Investment Management Association (AIMA), Singapore she worked closely with the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) on the Registered Fund Management Companies (RFMC) regime. She set up the India operations for Eurex Frankfurt AG, Deutsche Boerse Group, India.

Jimmy Fong

VP Sales

InAuth

InAuth

Jimmy Fong

VP Sales - InAuth

Jimmy Fong combines his passion for technology with over a decade advising and consulting with over 120 global merchants on their e commerce, m commerce, fraud and payment optimization strategies as they aim to increase their international customer base. He is currently Vice President of Sales- EMEA for InAuth- the leading next generation device authentication and intelligence partner and previously with industry innovators GlobalCollect, part of the Ingenico Group and CyberSource, part of Visa.

Victor Dostov

President

Russian E-Money and Remittance Association

Russian E-Money and Remittance Association

Victor Dostov

President - Russian E-Money and Remittance Association

Dr. Viktor Dostov is a President of the Russian Electronic Money and Remittance Association (REMA), the industrial body representing major e-payments and fund transfer companies in Russia. As one of the leading experts in Russian retail payments sector, Dr. Dostov is heading REMA since its inception. Since 2018 Viktor is an academic director for the National Competences Center for Distributed Ledgers, he conducted seminars on distributed ledger technologies for regulators in a number of jurisdictions, including Russia, Belarus and few others. Dr. Dostov participates in the workings of core national consultative and expert bodies on retail finance, including under the aegis of the Russian Central Bank, Monitoring Service of the Russian Federation (Rosfinmonitoring), Russian Parliament, the Ministry of Finance, CGAP, FATF, Eurasian Group on AML/CFT, AFI. Victor is a regular speaker at international conferences on electronic money, retail payments and financial inclusion, the author of analytical publications on regulation, management and future of payment industry. He teaches at the International Banking Institute (Saint-Petersburg).

Mitch Armstrong

Sales Director for Europe

Euronet Software

Euronet Software

Mitch Armstrong

Sales Director for Europe - Euronet Software

Mitch Armstrong is Sales Director for Europe at Euronet Software. He has over 20 years' experience working in the Cards and Payments market representing companies such as Sema Group, Euronet Worldwide and ACI where he served as Vice President and Head of Transaction Banking for EMEA. A former board member of the Cards standard group NEXO Mitch is passionate about the digital disruption in the market place. He holds a Masters In European Business Management and Information Systems from Anglia Ruskin University.

Patrick Lord

Partner- FinTech

Truffle Capital

Truffle Capital

Patrick Lord

Partner- FinTech - Truffle Capital

Patrick LORD joined Truffle in 2015 as Investment Director, Partner and Blockchain specialist. He graduated with honours from Cambridge University. He then spent 12 years in strategy and management consulting at Accenture (2 years) and A.T. Kearney (10 years), working with executive leaders in large enterprises across multiple industries to deliver strategy and enterprise transformation services. As Web 2.0 and the Mobile Internet started to gain pace, he moved to Paris, completing a Masters with distinction in Innovation and Entrepreneurship at ESCP Europe and then spending 5 years as an entrepreneur in digital, web and mobile internet startups. He then spent 2 years as M&A Program Manager at QuantumWave Capital, a boutique investment bank preparing deep-tech European IT companies for trade sales to European and US acquirers including Facebook, WPP, and Software AG.

Eduardo Azanza

Co-founder and CEO

Das-nano/Veridas

Das-nano/Veridas

Eduardo Azanza

Co-founder and CEO - Das-nano/Veridas

Eduardo holds a Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and an MBA. He worked in the Windpower industry from 1999 until 2012 as Product Development Director of Nordex-Acciona. In May 2012, he co-founded das-Nano, a company devoted to the development of applications and solutions based on Artificial Intelligence, Terahertz waves and Nanotechnology. With strong scientific backing, and innovative products, the company is focused in the High Security printing, Automotive and Aerospace Industry, with over 50 Central Banks and printing works as customers worldwide. In May 2017, BBVA (10th largest bank in Europe) and das-Nano created a Joint Venture, Veridas, focused in the digital authentication technologies, using biometry and digital document verification. The company is currently delivering biometry and document verification solutions to the banking industry, insurance companies as well as Governments worldwide. Currently, he serves as CEO, both in das-Nano and Veridas .

Thomas Winandy

Head of Mobile Banking

Commerzbank AG

Commerzbank AG

Thomas Winandy

Head of Mobile Banking - Commerzbank AG

Thomas Winandy is Head of Mobile Banking at Commerzbank. Commerzbank has 8 million private banking customers and offers one of the biggest private bank branch networks in Germany.

Periša Ivanović

Co-Member of Executive Board Retail and SME

AIK Bank, Belgrade

AIK Bank, Belgrade

Periša Ivanović

Co-Member of Executive Board Retail and SME - AIK Bank, Belgrade

Co-Member of Executive Board Retail and SME

Susanne Maria Schmidt

Managing Director Financial Services

Accenture

Accenture

Susanne Maria Schmidt

Managing Director Financial Services - Accenture

Accenture

Gurhan Cam

Digital Banking SVP & Deputy CDO

Deniz Bank

Deniz Bank

Gurhan Cam

Digital Banking SVP & Deputy CDO - Deniz Bank

After BSc Degree of Management Engineering, Gurhan started his professional life in Fortisbank as Management Trainee on Corporate Banking. By ending 3 years in banking, Gurhan converted his career to IT business and soon became Department Head of Core Banking & Treasury IT Projects and accordingly Department Head of Retail Banking. Throughout his 8 years IT career Gürhan has successfully built business in both local and international projects. At March 2012 Gurhan has attended the foundation team of Digital Generation Banking at DenizBank as Department Head of Innovative Special Projects. By returning to banking business he has played leading role in building up new generation products and services in past 5 years. He is one of the architecture of award winning products FastPay, Twitter Loan, MobilDeniz, Direct Banking Platform (DijitalDeniz) and many other BrandNew Challinging Banking Products. He has spent many effective efforts resulting with DenizBank’s “Most Innovative Bank Of The World” and “Global Innovator” titles winning in 3 years in a row. Through the pipeline he gained the MSc degree on “Strategic Marketing and Brand Management”. Now he is working as Deputy CDO, responsible from Mobile Platforms, Direct Banking, Fintech Banking, Cloud Banking and Digital Payment Systems including product and marketing management. He is also President of Innovation reporting to Management Board and coordinating the Corporate Innovation processes all around the bank.

Iryna Maksymets

Senior Business Development Manager

ABBYY

ABBYY

Iryna Maksymets

Senior Business Development Manager - ABBYY

Iryna has 12 years’ experience, acting as a trusted Advisor in Technology Consulting for a variety of leading software companies. One of her major focus areas is on understanding how RPA & AI technologies transform data processing operation to help Enterprises to be ready for an Innovation Digital Future.

Paulina SKRZYPIŃSKA

Coordinator of the Innovation Lab

BNP Paribas Bank Polska SA

BNP Paribas Bank Polska SA

Paulina SKRZYPIŃSKA

Coordinator of the Innovation Lab - BNP Paribas Bank Polska SA

From 2008 she worked with incubators, science and technology parks and further with investment funds, where – among others – she supported ambitious scientists in commercializing the effects of their activities. She worked on regional, national and international programs dedicated to innovators and startups. For years, she was also a co-organizer of the Poznań startup community. Earlier, she’d been an active radio and television journalist, author of one of the first radio shows dedicated to startups and innovation in the country. A graduate of 4 fields of study. At BNP Paribas Bank Polska SA since 2017. Her team has supported over 16 startup implementations. Co-author of the "Startup Cooperation Code" – one of the most effective processes of implementing startups into corporations, and "Elephant Charmers" – a handbook for young technology companies and corporations thinking about seamless cooperation.

Arek Filinik

Co-founder and CTO

Lekta

Lekta

Arek Filinik

Co-founder and CTO - Lekta

Arek Flinik is co-founder and CTO at Lekta.ai - a conversational AI platform employed by major banking, insurance and telecom enterprises. With over 10 years of experience in leading Polish tech startups LiveChat and Estimote, Arek is an expert in building innovative products using modern technology and artificial intelligence. At Lekta.ai, he heads up the R&D and product teams, combining his passions to create a new generation of software that allows companies to build conversational apps (like chatbots or virtual agents) that provide more natural user experience.

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Jochen Biedermann

Managing Director

World Alliance of International Financial Centers

World Alliance of International Financial Centers

Jochen Biedermann

Managing Director - World Alliance of International Financial Centers

Jochen Biedermann serves as Managing Director of the World Alliance of International Financial Centers (WAIFC), an international non-profit association registered in Brussels and with head office in Frankfurt. On behalf of the financial centre of Frankfurt, he takes care of development and implementing partnerships between Frankfurt and other international financial centres. Additionally, he coordinates Frankfurt’s initiative to become a leading global FinTech hub, supporting young companies with new business ideas in finance & technology. Furthermore, he is the FinTech coordinator for the EU Financial Centre Roundtable, a member of the Advisory Council on FinTech of Astana International Financial Centre (AIFC), a mentor at Accelerator Frankfurt and a mentor at Plug and Play Tech Center. Jochen is also the founder and CEO of Blockchain Asia Ltd., a Blockchain company founded in Hong Kong beginning of 2016 with offices in Frankfurt and Singapore. Finally, he consults Chinese companies and investors in doing business in Germany and German companies to be successful in China. From 1999 to 2013 Jochen worked for Deutsche Börse Group. As SVP for International Affairs, he oversaw its business in emerging markets. Since 2001 he serves regularly as a lecturer as well as supervisor of MBA students at Frankfurt School of Finance & Management. Jochen holds a diploma in mathematics & computer science from the University of Göttingen and a Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Cottbus, Germany. He is also Research Professor at Hankou University in Wuhan, China.

Christian Schäfer

Director of Product Management

Deutsche Bank

Deutsche Bank

Christian Schäfer

Director of Product Management - Deutsche Bank

Christian is a Director in Deutsche Bank Global Transaction Banking's Product Management, responsible for managing the payments product offering globally. He has held various regional and global product management positions at Deutsche Bank. Prior to his current role, he developed and commercialized the Bank's Financial Supply Chain product suite in the EMEA region. Christian graduated from the University of Mannheim in 1997 with a Master in Business Administration and Computer Science and holds a Diploma in Strategy & Innovation from the University of Oxford. He lectures negotiations and managerial skills at the University of Mannheim. In his leisure time, he enjoys running, travelling, and dining out.

Urs Gubser

Head eCommerce

SIX Payments

SIX Payments

Urs Gubser

Head eCommerce - SIX Payments

Former startup CTO turned product manager with financial services technology background Demonstrated ability to start and launch a business from scratch, developed and operated the technology and lead pre-sales and participated in funding of the ventures. Versatile product and program manager with focus on the financial services industry has been working as software engineer in securities trading in New York, Hong Kong and Zurich. While on assignment in Hong Kong he caught the payment bug and upon returning to New York started to work for Citibank in the emerging payments group as product leader. After a total of 17 years abroad he moved back in 2015 to Zurich, Switzerland where he joined SIX as head eCommerce.

Paolo Sironi

FinTech Thought Leader and Author

IBM Watson Financial Services

IBM Watson Financial Services

Paolo Sironi

FinTech Thought Leader and Author - IBM Watson Financial Services

Paolo is author of bestselling literature on quantitative finance and fintech innovation. Currently an elective member of IBM Industry Academy, he advises financial institutions globally on business model transformation by linking finance and technology. Formerly startup entrepreneur and quantitative risk management director in investment banking. Meet the Author of “FinTech Innovation” and discuss dollar and sense of Knowledge Digitisation. FinTech innovation is the opportunity to master a global shift in financial services, as their business models are due to transform from transactional revenues to the offering of added-value propositions across banking and insurance pillars, caused by reduced profitability of interest rate margins and a shift towards fee-based revenues. This shift is not easy and success requires to look beyond disruption towards sustaining innovation, centred on the the digitisation of knowledge which allows banks and fintech to explain the new value proposition; while digital payments are the new entrants’ gateway to all financial services relationships centred on personal journeys and experiences. We will provide constructive criticism to the fintech ecosystem, and learn which products or solutions will ultimately justify the fees at the crossroads between behavioural finance, digital innovation, regulation and financial technology.

Pedro Pinto Coelho

CEO & Chairman of the Board

Banco BNI

Banco BNI

Pedro Pinto Coelho

CEO & Chairman of the Board - Banco BNI

Pedro Pinto Coelho is the Executive Chairman of Banco BNI Europa. He is also Chairman of the Portuguese Fintech and Insurtech Association. Mr. Pinto Coelho has more than 20 years of international experience in the financial services industry across three continents. Before joining BNI Europa, he held several leadership positions such as CEO of Azure Wealth, a Wealth manager based in Switzerland; Founder and CEO of Standard Bank Angola, Board member of Standard Bank Mozambique, Exco member of Standard Bank Group CIB in South Africa, Founder and CEO of Amorim Global Investors, a private equity firm, Global Head of Financial Advisory at Banif Investment Banking Group, Executive Board Member of Banif Investment Banking Brazil and Head of Investment Banking for Portugal at Citigroup. He holds a MBA from HEC School of Management a MSc in Management Information Systems from ISCTE-IUL and a MSc in Industrial Engineering from UNL

Maxim Lyadvinsky

CEO

Bloomio

Bloomio

Maxim Lyadvinsky

CEO - Bloomio

Maxim V. Lyadvinsky, MBA has expertise in fundraising and scaling startup teams, envisioning technology trends, developing product strategies and innovating disruptive technologies.
Max has started his learning journey in primary school, when he crunched machine codes of his lovely Z-80 processor. He discovered the programming languages universe, realizing it is much easier and faster to write software in human readable C++ rather than in raw machine code's secret language. Several years of system software development and talented engineers’ management have supported his arrival at Acronis as a co-founder in 2001.
Max has scaled the team from 4 engineers to around 400 employees as the Head of R&D of Acronis. A unique team of highly talented and dedicated engineers helped the company to grow from a small startup to a multi hundred-million-dollar international company with a recognized brand in data security, cloud storage and backup.
Many years of warm friendships with venture capitalists willing to invest into fast-growing Acronis have transformed his career inspiration into a new activity to help VC firms with due diligence. Max has invested into a Swiss startup – OneVisage. He serves as a board member.

Jonas Wenke

Investment Manager

CommerzVentures

CommerzVentures

Jonas Wenke

Investment Manager - CommerzVentures

Jonas is an Investment Manager at CommerzVentures, the non-strategic corporate VC fund of Commerzbank Group. Additionally, he serves as an Expert Advisor to the European Commission. Prior to becoming a VC, Jonas worked in Investment Banking, originating and executing leveraged buyout transactions for financial sponsors throughout Europe. He studied in Switzerland, the Netherlands, Brazil and China and graduated with a master's degree from University of St. Gallen.

Jörn Leogrande

Executive Vice President Innovation and Value Added Services

Wirecard AG

Wirecard AG

Jörn Leogrande

Executive Vice President Innovation and Value Added Services - Wirecard AG

Daniel Steeves

Chief Strategy Officer and coFounder

dGram

dGram

Daniel Steeves

Chief Strategy Officer and coFounder - dGram

Daniel Steeves - Strategist and Advisor. Taking a tactical and pragmatic but creative approach, he works with the Board and founders to identify opportunities, increase market share and identify new propositions within existing product sets. Daniel is a contributor to the Economist Intelligence Unit and the Financial Times, he has been included on worldwide Cloud Computing Thought Leader lists. He is a well-experienced speaker and presenter including TEDx, India Institute of Technology (IIT), UK-Canada Chamber of Commerce, Cloud Forum, CASS Business School and other industry events. He co-produced and presented an extensive series of cloud and business interviews at IntelligentHQ.com. He also worked with the Nigeria Rebirth Foundation as Consulting Producer and Business Advisor for the Labor Room National Development TV (2017) show in Nigeria.

May Michelson

Head of Business Development Europe

PayKey

PayKey

May Michelson

Head of Business Development Europe - PayKey

Vijay Kasturi

Banking Presales & Solutions Head (Europe)

Oracle

Oracle

Vijay Kasturi

Banking Presales & Solutions Head (Europe) - Oracle

Vijay Kasturi is Europe Head of Solution Consulting for Oracle’s Financial Services Global Business Unit. Vijay is jointly responsible for defining and executing Go to Market strategies for the region and is focused on crafting solutions using transformative technologies like AI, IoT, AR & Blockchain. He is a Financial Services professional with over 18 years in Bank Transformation / Modernization, including Solution Architecture, Digital Strategies and Open Banking. Currently, he manages the European Solution Consulting team comprising extremely driven & experienced professionals for one of the largest enterprise software companies in the world.

Anna Maj

Ambassador - FinTech Leader | Advisor & Mentor | Payments Visionary | Top 20 Women in FinTech

European Women Payments Network (EWPN)

European Women Payments Network (EWPN)

Anna Maj

Ambassador - FinTech Leader | Advisor & Mentor | Payments Visionary | Top 20 Women in FinTech - European Women Payments Network (EWPN)

Anna is a FinTech Veteran. 18 years of experience in the banking and payments industries in Poland and CEE (incl. Citigroup, T-Mobile, mBank). Particular expertise in the field of innovative digital payment solutions (mobile, cards, wallets), digitally enabled financial products (consumer banking, e-commerce, open banking, chatbots, conversational banking, AI). Introduced one of the first online payment gateways in the CEEMEA region as well as the first digital wallet and the mobile payment platform.
FinTech Mentor (PwC Startup Collider CEE, Alfa Bank Digital, Warsaw Booster). Featured in the “TOP 20 Women in FinTech” Report (Institute of Innovative Economy, March 2017). Speaker at numerous FinTech & Digital & Payments conferences and events. Advocate for diversity and fairness in business. Art lover. Internationally exposed (Warsaw/London/Brussels/Amsterdam). Multilingual.

Vincent Alimi

Chief Growth Officer

Mobeewave

Mobeewave

Vincent Alimi

Chief Growth Officer - Mobeewave

Denis Kiselev

CEO

SnapSwap

SnapSwap

Denis Kiselev

CEO - SnapSwap

Gianluca D’Imperio

Group CIB Compliance | PayTech | FinTech |

UniCredit

UniCredit

Gianluca D’Imperio

Group CIB Compliance | PayTech | FinTech | - UniCredit

At UniCredit, Gianluca D'Imperio is responsible, within Group CIB Compliance, to ensure the correct implementation of EU rules on Payment Services (i.e. PSD2) both at local and Group level. He specialized in Digital Business Transformation providing also advisory support to any FinTech and RegTech initiative of the Group. After completing his degree in economics Dr D'Imperio started his business career in 1999 at the first internet-only Bank in Italy, holding various roles and responsibilities. He joined UniCredit in 2003 and in 2006 he was appointed as Regulatory Compliance Analyst focused on the Italian and European laws concerning banking services.

Dr. Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna

Partner & Leader

PwC Legal Switzerland

PwC Legal Switzerland

Dr. Guenther Dobrauz-Saldapenna

Partner & Leader - PwC Legal Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Remigiusz Smolinski

VP Business Development and Innovation Management

Comdirect

Comdirect

Prof. Dr. Remigiusz Smolinski

VP Business Development and Innovation Management - Comdirect

Prof. Dr. Remigiusz Smolinski is an innovation expert specializing on digitization and growth especially in the internet industry. He graduated from HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management and was a visiting scholar at Tufts University‘s Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and Harvard University’s Program on Negotiation. Prof. Smolinski built and managed the first international marketplaces at mobile.de (eBay), and led a team responsible for driving ecommerce innovations in the Otto Group. Currently, he works as the VP Business Development and Innovation Management at comdirect and is a professor at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management. Prof. Smolinski is the founder of comdirect Startup Garage, a major fintech accelerator in Hamburg.

Matt Elton

CEO

FinnoLux

FinnoLux

Matt Elton

CEO - FinnoLux

Don Ginsel

Founder at Holland FinTech

Holland FinTech

Holland FinTech

Don Ginsel

Founder at Holland FinTech - Holland FinTech

Sara Koslinska

CEO

Limitless

Limitless

Sara Koslinska

CEO - Limitless

Dorel Blitz

VP Strategy & Business Development

Personetics

Personetics

Dorel Blitz

VP Strategy & Business Development - Personetics

Thomas Labenbacher

CEO /Top FinTech Influencer

Bank52

Bank52

Thomas Labenbacher

CEO /Top FinTech Influencer - Bank52

Olus Kayacan

RegTech for Business Evangelist & Influencer

Governance.com

Governance.com

Olus Kayacan

RegTech for Business Evangelist & Influencer - Governance.com

Neal Cross

Chief Innovation Officer

DBS Bank

DBS Bank

Neal Cross

Chief Innovation Officer - DBS Bank

Neal Cross is Managing Director and Chief Innovation Officer of DBS Bank and a strong advocate for innovation thinking and culture.
Cross is driving the bank’s innovation agenda regionally, as DBS moves to shape the future of banking, to enhance customer experience and better engage customers in the digital landscape. Cross has more than 20 years’ experience in technology, innovation and financial services.
Working with internal stakeholders and external collaborators, he charts the innovation roadmap for DBS to enhance customer experience and better engage the bank’s customers in the digital landscape.
On the back of our recent “World’s Best Digital Bank” accolade, Neal won the “Most Disruptive” CIO global award by impressing judges Steve Wozniak and Sir Richard Branson at the finals of the Talent Unleashed Awards 2016.
Previous to DBS, Cross was at MasterCard, where he was responsible for driving innovation as Vice President of MasterCard Labs in the company’s Asia/Pacific, Middle East and Africa regions. Cross started working in the Asia time zone at Microsoft in Australia and later in Singapore as the financial services industry director.
On his weekends Neal lives in the Sumatran jungle where he has founded Hotel Orangutan, a social enterprise to help save the critically endangered Sumatran Orangutan and to give local villagers employment and education.

Vincent Bezzina

Director / Security Evangelist

Endeavour 3DSecure

Endeavour 3DSecure

Vincent Bezzina

Director / Security Evangelist - Endeavour 3DSecure

Vincent Bezzina is one of the true experts of online payments, having launched a payment gateway as early as 1999 and pioneered many of the technologies for fraud detection and prevention which are common today. Vincent has been involved in 3DSecure for the last decade, heading Endeavour 3DSecure which provides 3DSecure to payments gateways, banks and merchants around the globe. Vincent is currently working with EMVCO, Visa, MasterCard and Amex on the launch of EMV 3DSecure 2.1; this is the next generation 3DSecure solution providing online identity for remote payments. 3DSecure 2.1 will form the bed rock for online security for the next decade and allow regulated markets to meet the requirements of strong consumer authentication (SCA) which are now coming into force.

Nelson Holzner

CEO and Co-Founder

MODIFI

MODIFI

Nelson Holzner

CEO and Co-Founder - MODIFI

"Nelson Holzner is an entrepreneur and FinTech pioneer with more than 10 years of experience in Payment, Lending and Trade Finance. He is CEO and Co-founder of MODIFI, a company providing digital Trade Finance to small and medium-sized businesses around the globe. Prior to MODIFI, Nelson was CEO of AEVI, a payments company within DieboldNixdorf. In 2009, Nelson founded BillPay, the leading German provider of PayLater solutions for 5,000 retailers and 14M customers which he recently sold to Klarna. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Nelson was VP Private Equity at Cerberus Capital. He started his career as a lawyer with Freshfields."

Pieter Jansen

CEO & Founder

Cybersprint

Cybersprint

Pieter Jansen

CEO & Founder - Cybersprint

Pieter Jansen is a passionate cybersecurity-specialist and CEO & Founder of Cybersprint. Already at young age Pieter was intrigued by computers and the security of networks. His curiosity led him to hacking communities, where he learned more about the possibilities of hacking and the damage it can cause. Soon, he tried to find ways to protect IT systems from malicious hack attempts as an ethical hacker. His passion for computers influenced his working ambitions: first he worked as an ethical hacker and then as IT and Security developer. With his experience as an ethical hacker and Security manager he has worked on both the "offense" and "defense" side of cyber security. His motto ‘Defense is hard, offense is easy’ forms the base of the Cybersprint-platform. Based on his experience, Pieter saw new possibilities in developing a platform protecting the online environment of organisations. He decided to give his ambition ‘to make the world more secure’ a new dimension, by starting his own company in Digital Risk Monitoring. With Cybersprint, he has developed Europe's first Digital Risk Monitoring platform that, based on a brand name, automatically and 24/7 identifies the online vulnerabilities of organisations.

Torsten Noack

Channel Manager

Cybersprint

Cybersprint

Torsten Noack

Channel Manager - Cybersprint

Mr. Torsten Noack has over 10 years’ experience in the IT security industry. He has held various sales positions at several security companies, such as WatchGuard Technologies and Palo Alto Networks as well as the Value-Added-Security-Distributor Wick Hill (Nuvias) and Fox-IT. This has given him a great understanding of the different markets and demands within various sectors. As of 2018 Torsten Noack has joined Cybersprint as a Channel Manager being responsible for building relationships with reseller partners and continuing Cybersprint's strong channel growth within the DACH Region. Torsten Noack's main goal is to help customer to manage their online footprint and gain insight into the vulnerabilities of their visible and hidden online assets. Cybersprint protects your organization against cybercriminals and prevent hacking, phishing and dataleaks.

Antony Tikhonov

Business Development Manager, DACH

Seedrs

Seedrs

Antony Tikhonov

Business Development Manager, DACH - Seedrs

Antony is a Business Development Manager responsible for DACH at Seedrs, Europe's leading equity crowdfunding platform (€480M+ invested into 698 startups of various stages). Seedrs was named "Most Active UK Funder of Private Companies" in 2016 and 2017. Prior to joining the company, Antony co-founded startups in areas of e-commerce, fashion and HR and contributed to organisation of entrepreneurship conferences as well as TEDx events across multiple countries.

Ofer Friedman

VP Marketing

AU10TIX Limited

AU10TIX Limited

Ofer Friedman

VP Marketing - AU10TIX Limited

Ofer is VP Marketing of AU10TIX, forerunners of 2nd generation ID authentication and onboarding technology. Strong track record in building brands and businesses in international B2C and B2B markets. Hi clients' best friend and his company's best competitiveness driver. Performance driven, hands-on involvement in the entire value chain from product development to demand generation and client acquisition. Professional roots in brand and business strategy at BBDO and Publicis, working with global and local major players in a range or verticals from technology to consumer markets. Authored professional book and articles and an appreciated speaker. Holds M. Sc. Management and Organizational Psychology & Behavior. Inspired by Jules Verne, Steve Jobs, B.H. Liddell-Hart and Groucho Marx.

Jakub Piotrowski

Chief Revenue Officer, Head of Customer Engagement

Meniga

Meniga

Jakub Piotrowski

Chief Revenue Officer, Head of Customer Engagement - Meniga

Jakub Piotrowski has over 12 years of experience working in financial services and fintech. He is responsible for global sales and account management at Meniga, a leader in personal finance and digital engagement software. He joined the company in 2015 and initially worked on integration projects. Prior to Meniga, Jakub was working in Digital practice at Accenture, managing transformation projects for banks in Central Europe, including Meniga implementation at mBank in Poland, Czech Republic and Slovakia, PFM implementations for Intesa Sanpaolo and HVB (UniCredit Germany). Prior to that he was working with corporate banks on projects related to cross-border clearing and settlement processes and core platform transformation. Jakub holds a MSc and BSc diplomas from Warsaw University of Technology (majoring in Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunication) as well as post-graduate degree from SGH in Management and Financing in Aviation I

Koen Vanderhoydonk

CEO

Belgium & Luxembourg

Belgium & Luxembourg

Koen Vanderhoydonk

CEO - Belgium & Luxembourg

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