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Tuesday, June 5 • 9:10am - 9:50am
We.trade: Creating standardisation, collaboration and consensus across banks

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Join us for this insightful panel discussion, which brings together banking leaders and technology experts from across Europe, to discuss the challenges and more importantly the opportunities facing those involved in international trade.  Learn how blockchain is revolutionising the way we trade by building trust and collaboration with the use of smart contracts and distributed ledger technology. The revolution is happening now. Introducing we.trade, a user-friendly digital platform, providing a secure, efficient and innovative solution for banks’ commercial clients engaged in importing/exporting We.trade is bringing together the world’s most advanced expertise, technology and ecosystem to transform industries, building more trust and more trade. 

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Simon Taylor

Co-Founder, 11:FS
Simon is Co-Founder and Director of Blockchain at 11:FS. Previously at Barclays, he established the bank as one of the leaders in blockchain thought and action. Simon also serves as an advisor to central banks and governments, in addition to consulting the top 20 banks on blockchain... Read More →

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Raphael Barisaac

Global Co-Head of Trade Finance, Unicredit
Raphael Barisaac is Global Co-Head of Trade and Working Capital Solutions at UniCredit. He began his career in 1994 as Deputy Manager of the Trade Finance department of Mercantile Bank. From 2000, he held various positions with Surecomp, the provider of trade finance solutions for... Read More →
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Chantal Van Haute

Business Development & Innovation Manager Trade Finance, KBC Bank NV
Experienced Business Development & Innovation Manager within KBC Trade Finance, with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Focus on Digital Transformation & applying new technologies to build the future of Trade Finance. Part of core team building the... Read More →
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Roberto Mancone

COO, we.trade
Chief Operating Officer and GM of we.trade Innovation DAC, the Joint Venture owned by 9 European Banks (DB, HSBC, KBC, Natixis, Rabobank, SogGen, Unicredit), developing, executing the strategy, designing the operating model of the company, and licensing the innovative Trade Platform... Read More →
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Parm Sangha

Executive Partner, Blockchain Strategy & GTM, Europe, IBM
Spanning the Fortune 500, Parm has spent the last 25 years applying new technologies to unlock new business value with new business models leveraging technologies like predictive analytics, AI, IoT and BlockchainParm joined IBM at the end of Q3 2016, to define the global GBS Blockchain... Read More →
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Joost Volker

Lead Product Manager Trade, Rabobank
Experienced Lead Product manager with focus on development of the new Trade proposition of Rabobank. Joost is a highly motivated, customer focused and creative banker with over 17 years of experience in different fields of expertise (Sales, Management, Product Development, Credit... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:10am - 9:50am BST
The Ringside Stage