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Warsaw, Poland
November 27th-28th, 2019

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Our 2019 Speakers

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.

Olga Miler

Managing Director

UBS

UBS

Olga Miler

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.

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.

Branko Greganović

CEO

NLB Banka

NLB Banka

Branko Greganović

CEO - NLB Banka

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.

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)

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

Victoria Nyhus Terjesen

Head of Fintech & Consultant

Accenture Financial Services

Accenture Financial Services

Victoria Nyhus Terjesen

Head of Fintech & Consultant - Accenture Financial Services

Victoria Terjesen has a finance background from Scotland and Singapore and has several years’ experience from the asset management industry. Today she is the Fintech Lead in Accenture Norway. Terjesen is a member of the board of directors in Duvi AS, a fintech company challenging the established Norwegian pension market, and the finance market fund which is financing research and public awareness initiatives concerning the financial markets.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

Ioana Surpateanu

Co-Head of European Government Affairs- Innovation Strategy and Advocacy / Vice Chair

Citi / AmCham EU

Citi  /  AmCham EU

Ioana Surpateanu

Co-Head of European Government Affairs- Innovation Strategy and Advocacy / Vice Chair - Citi / AmCham EU

Ioana Surpateanu is Co-Head of European Government Affairs in Citi’s government affairs team for Europe, Middle East and Africa. She is in charge of designing and implementing the team’s strategy on Innovation and leads EU-level policy and regulatory engagement on technology with focus on distributed ledger technologies (DLT) /digital assets and artificial intelligence (AI).She is also supporting Citi’s markets infrastructure investments team in their blockchain-related projects. She holds leadership roles in the American Chamber of Commerce to the European Union. Ioana joined Citi in 2017, from the European Parliament. Prior to joining Citi, she was Senior Political Adviser responsible for the Working Group on Budget and Structural Policies in the Cabinet of the Vice-Chairman of the European People’s Party (EPP) Group in the European Parliament. She was in charge of parliamentary work related to the EU budget, Digital Agenda and Research & Innovation. Before joining the European Parliament, she worked as a Communication specialist for the political and economic departments of the Israeli Embassy in Bucharest. Her professional portfolio includes collaborations with various companies from Europe and the Middle East. Ioana received two Master’s degrees from the University of Bucharest and the University of Tel Aviv. She speaks five languages (RO, EN, FR, ES, HE).

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.

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.

Øyvind Tønnessen

Director of Digital Transformation

Accenture Digital

Accenture Digital

Øyvind Tønnessen

Director of Digital Transformation - Accenture Digital

Øyvind Tønnessen is a Director, Digital Transformation, with Accenture Digital in the Nordics. He is focussed on transforming banks and insurance companies into ”the new”, using the latest thinking and tools. Øyvind has more than 25 years of experience within the financial industry across the globe, having lived and worked in quite a few countries.

Boyan Byanov

Regional Director CEE

Raisin GmbH

Raisin GmbH

Boyan Byanov

Regional Director CEE - Raisin GmbH

Boyan held various managerial positions in retail banking since 200e in Bulgaria and Romania. He joined one of the leading Fintech companies in Europe- Raisin two years ago and from beginning of 2019 is Regional Director CEE, responsible for the business development and partnerships of Raisin in the region. The Berlin based company is operating a unique and innovative marketplace, democratizing the savings and investments market in Europe. Since launch, 5 and a half years ago, the company had raised more than EUR 170 million equity from leading investors, such as PayPal, Index Ventures, Thrive Capital and Ribbit Capital. Its more than 175 000 customers have transmitted EUR 12 billion to its 74 bank partners from 24 countries making Raisin one of the leaders in the European wealth tech space. In March 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.

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.

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.

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.

Our 2018 Speakers

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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