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Tuesday, June 5 • 9:50am - 10:40am
The Curious Case: Should banks accept their fate as dumb pipes?

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Our brand new Spiegeltent is your chance to get up close and personal with your FinTech idols in an interactive setting. But you’d better be quick to grab your seat – this stage has been designed for two-way conversation, so only a lucky few will have the opportunity to be part of the intimate crowd for each session. Once it’s full it’s full!

Are banks doomed to become the back end of financial services? Despite the profusion of upstarts acquiring banking licences, do the FinTechs and Tech Titans really want to become banks? Most challenger banks will fail - the only ones that will succeed are those that are fully licensed themselves and have built their own tech stack from scratch as this means they can compete on cost and there aren't middlemen taking margin

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Ghela Boskovich

Founder, FemTechGlobal
Ghela Boskovich is very active in the FinTech industry, having spent the last ten years focused on business development for core insurance and banking system solutions. Over the last five years her work centered on financial services pricing governance functionality, which has leveraged... Read More →

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Megan Caywood

Chief Platform Officer, Starling Bank
Megan Caywood serves as chief platform officer for Starling Bank, a technology company with a banking license that is disrupting finance at its core. With its first funding round of $70 million in January 2016, the company has launched the first mobile-only current account in the... Read More →
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Dr. Leda Glyptis

Chief Innovation Officer, Qatar National Bank
Leda Glyptis is the Chief Innovation Officer for Qatar National Bank. Leda joined QNB, the largest bank in MENA, in January 2017 with responsibilities for employee-driven and market-led innovation strategy and execution. Prior to QNB, Leda served as a Director at business and technology... Read More →
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Drew Graham

Director, Fintech Strategy, Standard Chartered Bank
Drew is a serial entrepreneur turned banker, a sheep in wolf’s clothing. He joined Standard Chartered as Director of Fintech Strategy to help lead the banks’ strategy in partnering with emerging technology startups. He plays a leading role in deciding why, where and how the bank... Read More →
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Gavin Littlejohn

Financial Data & Technology Association, Chairman
Gavin Littlejohn serves as Chairman of the Financial Data and Technology Association www.fdata.org.uk where he successfully led the campaign to have account aggregation added to PSD2 in 2013. Through FDATA he is a leader of the Open Banking Movement and campaigns for common technical... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:50am - 10:40am BST
The Spiegeltent Stage