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Monday, June 4

11:15am BST

Unlocking the future of payments, risk and authentication
After a successful debut in 2017, The Arena is back to bring you more of the ground-breaking thought leadership changing the face of the industry. Start your Monday off right by pushing the boundaries of payments, biometrics and security.

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Sarah Hollinshead

Group Head of Content & Editor, RFi Group
Sarah Hollinshead is Group Head of Content, as well as Editor of the UK Retail Banker, for global FS intelligence specialist and digital media provider, RFi Group. Sarah oversees all content and management of RFi Group events across the globe, producing on average 100 events per year... Read More →

Monday June 4, 2018 11:15am - 11:25am BST
The Arena Stage

11:25am BST

Who wants to be a Payments Millionaire?
Join PPRO and a star-studded cast of leading payments brands in this interactive gameshow, hosted by CEO Simon Black. The show will focus on the e-payments evolution across Europe, with contestants competing for a grand prize of €2020 for their charity of choice. Come and find out for yourself what the right answers are in terms of cards interchange, PSD2, open banking and e-wallets. What kind of impact can really be expected for online payment methods in Europe? Will there be fragmentation or consolidation? Who will be the winners and losers? Who will be the next Money 2020 Payments Millionaire? Don’t miss out.

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Simon Black

Simon Black is an accomplished business executive with over 25 years’ international experience. He is highly regarded within payments, leading two of the industry’s success stories over the last 10 years. Simon joined PPRO Group as CEO in March 2015. This followed a decade with... Read More →

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Lola Adebanji

EMEA eCommerce Lead, Citi
Lola is responsible for eCommerce strategy for Citi’s Payments & Receivables business in EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa). Her role entails building out cash management propositions to support clients’ eCommerce growth plans and promoting thought leadership with clients on... Read More →
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Russ Barenboym

Sr. Director of Global Initiatives and Partnerships, Samsung Electronics
Russ Barenboym joined Samsung Electronics in September 2016 to lead global partnerships for Samsung Pay and other services. He comes with more than ten years of global payments expertise in developing strategy, partnerships and products at Fortune 50 companies.  In... Read More →
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Eelco Dettingmeijer

VP Business Development EMEA, Worldpay
Eelco Dettingmeijer is Vice President Business Development for the EMEA region at Worldpay. Eelco manages a team of Business Development Managers executing Worldpay’s global commercial growth strategy.Eelco has six years experience in the payments industry and has spent the last... Read More →
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Anil Hansjee

Head of Ventures & Corp Dev, EMEA, PayPal
Anil has been an active investor in fintech and media industries leading corporate development efforts in EMEA for PayPal, Google and Modern Times Group and investing with various venture funds (Mojo.capital, IDG Ventures and Firestartr.co), since 2002.Today, Anil runs PayPal's EMEA... Read More →

Monday June 4, 2018 11:25am - 12:05pm BST
The Arena Stage

1:00pm BST

Payments race teaser video
Monday June 4, 2018 1:00pm - 1:10pm BST
The Arena Stage

5:20pm BST

Empowering SMEs in Eastern Europe with iyzico
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Barbaros Özbugutu

CEO & Co-Founder, iyzico
Barbaros Özbugutu has more than 15 years of professional experience in the global payment and telecom segment, including Telefonica O2 and First Data. During this time, he also acted as the Head of Sales SME of TeleCash, a subsidiary of First Data and shortly after as the VP Sales... Read More →

Monday June 4, 2018 5:20pm - 5:30pm BST
The Lion’s Den Stage
Tuesday, June 5

9:10am BST

Creating an environment for collaboration to shape the future of commerce
Explore how to navigate and solve for the complex and conflicting demands of Open Banking, GDPR and SCA through collaboration with long term and emerging players in the ecosystem. Learn how Visa envisions the role of the network developing in the future, what the key enabling technologies will be, and how we’re creating an environment for collaboration to shape the future of commerce

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Huw Davies

Senior Vice President, Sales, Token
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Riten Gohil

Partner, Sphonic
Riten Gohil has been a leading evangelist in the Identity & Authentication space for well over 20 years. Currently at Sphonic, Riten works with a team of industry experts delivering its innovative RegTech technology to some of the leading brands in the world. Delivering customised... Read More →
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Michael Rolph

CEO & Co-founder, Yoyo
Michael is an experienced entrepreneur and business leader. He is co-founder and CEO at Yoyo, Europe's fastest growing mobile payment, loyalty and marketing platform. Prior to Yoyo, he was a founding member and Entrepreneur in Residence of Anthemis Group, the Fintech focused investment... Read More →
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Jonathan Vaux

Visa, Executive Director,Innovation and Partnerships
Jonathan Vaux leads Client Engagement and Innovation Center activity for Visa in Europe. Launching in February 2107, the team use Human Centered Design to identify areas of collaboration where the Visa Network can enhance, transform and improve the user experience. Jonathan is focused... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:10am - 9:30am BST
The Arena Stage

9:25am BST

Real time worldwide: Worldpay and Visa take real time payments global
Worldpay and Visa discuss how they’re working together to bring real time card payments to global businesses using Visa Direct. How are real-time push payments being leveraged by businesses to improve customer satisfaction and how is consumer perception of the utility of cards is evolving as a result?

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Mike Lemberger

SVP Product Solutions Europe, VISA
Mike leads the European Product and Solutions Delivery group focused on developing and advancing new and existing products that support today’s payments and digital commerce ecosystem.He has 20 years of experience in product and database design, development and implementation, and... Read More →
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Spiros Theodossiou

SVP Product Management, Global Enterprise eCommerce, Worldpay
Spiros has spent over 16 years helping product and technology teams deliver great customer experiences. He is now SVP Product Management for WorldPay’s Global Enterprise eCommerce BU. Prior to Worldpay, he was VP at vouchercodes and at Skrill Inc. where he lead the product and design... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:25am - 9:35am BST
The Lion’s Den Stage

9:45am BST

Major announcement from Finastra
Global Fintech company, Finastra, is changing the way that financial services software is developed, deployed and consumed. We believe in the ‘bank as a platform’ concept and want banks and Fintechs to collaborate to innovate.Imagine creating new financial applications in the cloud within days instead of months, and reducing development costs and time to market for new services, using the power of a global developer eco-system. Join us to experience the open banking platform of the future.

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Martin Haering

Chief Marketing Officer, Finastra
As Chief Marketing Officer, Martin is responsible for Finastra's Global Marketing Organization. Martin joined Finastra in October 2013 and brings more than 20 years' technology marketing and executive leadership experience with global market players to the company. Martin came to... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 9:45am - 9:55am BST
The Lion’s Den Stage

11:45am BST

Highlights from the 12th Annual Advanced Payments Report: Developments, innovation, and disruption in the world of payments
Edgar, Dunn & Company’s Advanced Payments Report for 2018, now a payments industry landmark, will be released at Money20/20 Europe. This session will highlight some of the key findings of the annual survey of industry stakeholders discussing industry opinion on developments in payments, innovative business models and technologies set to disrupt the status-quo.

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Samee Zafar

Director, Edgar, Dunn & Company
Samee is based in the London office. He has advised some of the largest financial services organisations in Europe and North America on competitive strategy, operations and technology. His expertise covers banking, digital commerce, payments including mobile payments, and new technologies... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 11:45am - 12:00pm BST
The Lion’s Den Stage

12:00pm BST

Is the digital-only hype starting to come off the boil?
Digital usage for banking is undoubtedly increasing, along with frequency, yet the hype around digital-only propositions is beginning to cool. Simultaneously, trust as a commodity for financial institutions is increasing in value. Victoria will share brand new insights from the RFi Group Global Digital Banking Study, which will explore how consumers are actually responding to FinTech and digital-only propositions around the globe. Furthermore, she will share a more local view on consumer and SME perceptions and behaviours around PSD2 regulatory changes and the shift of an open banking world. 

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Victoria Bateman

General Manager, EMEA, RFi Group
Victoria joined RFi Group in January 2011 as Director for the EMEA region, with overall responsibility for RFi Group’s research programmes and insight generation across the UK, Europe and the Middle East.In addition to leading the EMEA team and EMEA research portfolio, Victoria... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:00pm - 12:15pm BST
The Lion’s Den Stage

12:15pm BST

The digitization of payments... and how it’s driving competition
Payments are spreading across many different channels and increasingly becoming seamless or completely hidden. This is being driven by new regulation, technology advances and consumer behaviour change. Learn the statistics and research on this development and explore what issuers and schemes must do to keep up with these changes and stay competitive

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Will Cross

Director, Business Development Diners Club International, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Discover Global Network
Will Cross is Director of Business Development, Europe, Middle East and Africa for Discover Global Network. He is responsible for developing and implementing the partnership strategy across the region, and manages many of those relationships.Will has spent his career in cards and... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 12:15pm - 12:30pm BST
The Lion’s Den Stage

4:00pm BST

Taking next steps...
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Michael Dooijes

Managing Director, Startupbootcamp FinTech & CyberSecurity
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... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 4:00pm - 4:05pm BST
The Arena Stage

4:00pm BST

Customer centricity starts with company culture
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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 →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 4:00pm - 4:10pm BST
The High Wire Stage

4:05pm BST

Evolution of Payment Technologies: Delivering Unique Value
As the first Asian payment network to go global, JCB has been uniquely positioned to meet the ever-changing needs of customers since 1981. During this time, payments technology has been required to constantly evolve in order to serve increasingly diverse customer needs and expectations. Join Masaki Yokawa to understand how to stay at the forefront of this evolution including the unique initiatives JCB has created to serve a diverse global customer base.

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Masaki Yokawa

SVP of Brand Infrastructure & Technologies, JCB
Masaki Yokawa, SVP Brand Infrastructure and Technologies, has spent most of his career within the international payments division of JCB. Actively contributing to the continued global expansion of the company, with senior international placements across the globe, throughout this... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 4:05pm - 4:20pm BST
The Lion’s Den Stage

4:05pm BST

The ‘Start Path’ to success: How Mastercard works with startups to create real partnerships
Amy Neale, VP and Start Path lead will demonstrate how Mastercard has developed a worldwide approach to startup engagement that results in tangible results, and will be joined by Vincent Alimi of Mobeewave and Christer Holloman of Divido.

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Vincent Alimi

Chief Growth Officer, Mobeewave
Vincent has spent the last 15 years in the digital payment industry. He obtained both a Master's Degree and a Ph.D. in Digital Payments and has worked for companies like Orange and Inside Secure where he's been involved in designing cutting-edge mobile payment services.He joined Mobeewave... Read More →
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Christer Holloman

CEO, Divido
Christer Holloman is the CEO and Co-Founder of Divido (http://www.divido.com/), a platform for retailers, lenders and payment providers to offer customers the ability to pay for anything in monthly instalments. Divido works with 750+ partners such as BMW, BNP and Mastercard. Prior to Divido, Christer set up Glassdoor.com in EMEA, which recently was acquir... Read More →
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Amy Neale

Vice President & Senior Business Leader, Mastercard
Amy Neale is Vice President at Mastercard Labs and leads MasterCard's ‘Start Path’ startup engagement programme. Amy leads a global team to identify, mentor and partner with best in category startups, connecting them with Mastercard and our customers to create breakthrough solutions... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 4:05pm - 4:35pm BST
The Arena Stage

4:10pm BST

CX, UX & ROI – Why customer centricity is commercial
If we have one thing left undone after so many years of rising FinTech, it is the that the customer should be at the centre of the organisation.  In the 90s, “CRM”, “customer first” and “one-to-one marketing” were the baselines of any strategy consultant’s work. Yet it was only in the mid-2010s that – thanks to newcomers and challengers – those words seem to have become reality. However, it is easy to execute full customer centric processes when you are in a niche market, not looking for ROI, and not always trying to cope with the infinite number of new regulations, but what about large incumbents and other players in the financial services ecosystem? Join us we leverage our collective experience to demonstrate that customer centricity is now more than ever the key to ROI and large scale developments. Uncover the importance of placing customer at heart of what you do, and join the panel for a spirited debate into the advances in tech and regulation driving customer personalisation at the minutest level.

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Laurent Nizri

CEO, Paris Fintech Forum
Laurent is a French entrepreneur, recognized for its digital/mobile payments-banking & Fintech expertise, with a focus on strategy, business development, & innovation. As the Founder and CEO of Altéir Consulting, created just after he helped launch Zebank, first online bank in Europe... Read More →

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Arnaud Crouzet

Global Head of Payments Means, Auchan Retail International
Arnaud Crouzet is Global Head of Payments Means at Auchan Retail International. He is in charge of the payments strategy and its deployment in the Auchan's countries. He is also Administrator of the company ASAP SA, in charge of managing the Auchan’s supplier finance programme.Arnaud... Read More →
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Rob Frohwein

CEO & Co-Founder, Kabbage Inc
In 2008, Rob Frohwein recognized that companies like eBay offered automated access to small business transaction data via APIs. Rob realized small businesses could simply share this data to allow underwriters to make better, faster credit decisions and provide a great user experience... Read More →
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Dr. Nieke Martens

Head Digital Hub, Rabobank
Nieke has been in banking professional for over 20 years. She is named after Nike and, not surprisingly, her motto is "Just Do It". Within Rabobank she makes sure that customers experience a smoothless online service time and time again.
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Wincie Wong

Digital Propositions Lead, RBS
Wincie Wong leads the Digital Propositions team at RBS to identify, define and implement the strategic digital experiences of the future for personal and small business customers. She has worked in a wide variety of roles from running her own business to running large teams at multinational... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 4:10pm - 4:50pm BST
The High Wire Stage

4:35pm BST

Unveiling the Potential of Direct Carrier Billing – the payment method that everybody holds in hand.
Direct Carrier Billing (DCB) is on the rise, the payment method that literally everybody holds in hand is becoming more popular and familiar with consumers, already ranking trop number three payment option at Facebook. Not only is DCB quick and easy, ideal for those less tech-savvy, but it is a payment method with an unmatched reach. A mobile device, smartphone, desktop computer or Smart TV, turns into a progressive payment instrument, expanding DCB’s payment reach to all types of goods, both digital and physical, and becoming an increasingly vital and irreplaceable part of today’s mobile payment landscape.

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Bettina Sommer

Brand Ambassador, DIMOCO Carrier Billing
Bettina Sommer, Brand Ambassador & Vice President Sales, leads the sales division online media at DIMOCO Carrier Billing.  DIMOCO Carrier Billing is a regulated payment institute for carrier billing. The Fintech Company is a trusted partner of local and global mobile networks and... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 4:35pm - 4:50pm BST
The Lion’s Den Stage

4:50pm BST

It’s terminal – building for the customer of the future
Gen Z, born in the mid-1990s to early 2000s, are seamless. They move fluidly between the digital and physical worlds without making a conscious distinction between them and giving priority to businesses that offer brick-and mortar-stores as well as an e-commerce options. How do you build connected commerce solutions in a world where the line between offline and online life is slowly being erased?

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Jacob de Geer

iZettle, CEO & Co-Founder
Recognised as one of the most influential leaders in fintech, Jacob is co-founder and CEO of iZettle, one of Europe's fastest growing companies. Prior to launching iZettle, Jacob co-founded movie sharing firm Ameibo and Tre Kronor Media, an award-winning communications agency. Jacob... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 4:50pm - 5:05pm BST
The High Wire Stage

4:50pm BST

Lost in Transaction in 2018
The payments world is rapidly moving towards frictionless solutions, but have we forgotten to take consumers along for the ride in this ever-changing landscape? Do they in fact prefer to keep a little friction in their lives through the tapping of a card or the click of a mouse? Are their concerns about fraud and data security holding them back from a world where payments just happen? Will losing track over subscriptions hold consumer back from adopting smart re-ordering services? And say it quietly, but does this mean that consumers actually still like the idea of cash – whether a note, a coin or a digital format? Oscar Nieboer discusses the release of the 2018 edition of Paysafe’s Lost in Transaction research series.

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Oscar Nieboer

Chief Marketing Officer, Paysafe
Oscar Nieboer joined Paysafe Group as Chief Marketing Officer in November 2016. With over 15 years of experience working in disruptive, high growth, e-commerce businesses including Amazon, PayPal, Betfair and Virgin, Oscar has worked with some of the Internet’s most significant... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 4:50pm - 5:05pm BST
The Lion’s Den Stage

5:05pm BST

Cooking up results and driving innovation: Digital transformation for merchants
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Ryan Farley

CEO, Judopay
If you hadn’t guessed by his accent and the unique caps he wears (which are his trademark), Ryan Farley is a homegrown Californian entrepreneur. He studied (B.A) Business Administration & Management, Finance at the University of San Diego before diligently pursuing his career at... Read More →

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Jennie Wright

Head of Digital Technology, KFC UK/Ireland
Biography coming soon

Tuesday June 5, 2018 5:05pm - 5:25pm BST
The High Wire Stage

5:20pm BST

The Joint Fintech Formula: Corporates + Startups = Payments Innovation
Startups are developing technologies that are making life simpler and more convenient, but need to find partners that can take their solutions farther. Banks and merchants see the value in startups’ out-of-the-box ideas, but struggle to deploy their own solutions. The mathematicians at Mastercard Start Path and Modo got busy with some calculations and found that Corporates + Startups = Innovation. In this discussion, they'll take you back to school to teach you why this equation works and give you to a little #paymentsgeek quiz of their own. Sharpen your pencils, bring an eraser, and find out if you're one of the smartest in the land.

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Amy Neale

Vice President & Senior Business Leader, Mastercard
Amy Neale is Vice President at Mastercard Labs and leads MasterCard's ‘Start Path’ startup engagement programme. Amy leads a global team to identify, mentor and partner with best in category startups, connecting them with Mastercard and our customers to create breakthrough solutions... Read More →
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Bruce Parker

Modo, CEO & Founder
Bruce Parker is a self-declared #paymentsgeek and has been a visionary and strategist for some of the largest and most innovative (according to them) payments technology companies in the world. Bruce has created new products, built partnerships and shaped strategy that has moved the... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 5:20pm - 5:35pm BST
The Lion’s Den Stage

5:25pm BST

Business accounts, a challenger bank perspective
Starling Bank is a technology company with a banking license that is disrupting finance at its core. Now, it's bringing that same innovation in retail accounts to business banking. In this chat, Founder and CEO Anne Boden discusses Starling strategy for B2B products.

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Anne Boden

CEO, Starling Bank
Three decades ago, Anne Boden pioneered the UK’s first same-day payment service – and in the process transformed the future of electronic money. Today, that revolutionary zeal continues to inform her work at Starling Bank, the mobile-only current account app she launched earlier... Read More →

Tuesday June 5, 2018 5:25pm - 5:40pm BST
The High Wire Stage
Wednesday, June 6

9:00am BST

New business models for cross border
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Gary Conroy

Chief Commercial Officer, TransferMate Global Payments
Gary Conroy serves as Chief Commercial Officer with TransferMate Global Payments, helping businesses and banks across the world to send and receive cross-border payments. TransferMate has processed over $10bn worth of international business payments for nearly 10,000 business customers... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:00am - 9:10am BST
The High Wire Stage

9:10am BST

The way ahead: Investing in blockchain to facilitate industry disintermediation in cross border
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Promoth Manghat

Executive Director, Finablr
Promoth is an acknowledged expert and thought leader in the financial services domain and a champion of technology and innovation.  He is the Executive Director and Group CEO of Finablr.  The Finablr network of companies hosts a portfolio of category-leading global financial services... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:10am - 9:20am BST
The High Wire Stage

9:20am BST

No borders, no masters, just blockchain
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Joe Tusin

CEO & Founder, Chynge
Joe Tusin has over thirty years of tech industry experience comprising education, management consulting, enterprise software, hardware and cloud computing across the United States and Asia Pacific. Joe was the youngest Director of Research at University of California (UC), Berkeley... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:20am - 9:30am BST
The High Wire Stage

9:30am BST

Finding international standards in X Border payments – can it be done?
Although activity in cross border payments has moved on leaps and bounds in the last few years, challenges still exist in abundance. Technological innovation alone is arguably carving the path to achieving international standards, however, the industry cannot avoid the dual role that regulation plays as both the facilitator and the blocker.
How can we overcome the challenges that regulation can pose to seize the cross-border opportunity and better serve customers on a global scale? And where does the responsibility for this truly lie?

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Matthias Setzer

Chief Commercial Officer, PayU
Matthias joined PayU as the Chief Commercial Officer in October 2016. In this role he is responsible for PayU’s cross-border business, global sales, key accounts, strategic partnerships and marketing & PR. Before joining PayU, he worked with PayPal for over 12 years in various roles... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:30am - 9:45am BST
The High Wire Stage

9:45am BST

Better, faster, stronger – advances in real-time payments and correspondent banking
Correspondent banking is an essential component of the global payment system, especially for cross-border transactions. Through correspondent banking relationships, banks can access financial services in different jurisdictions and provide cross-border payment services to their customers, supporting, inter alia, international trade and financial inclusion. The core of correspondent banking continues to be front a center in global payments, but how institutions accomplish this is beginning to evolve. In today’s era, customers expect a real-time, digital experience regardless if it’s going across a border or not so financial institutions and third-parties are looking for ways to make it a more effective and cost-efficient offering. What fresh innovations are we seeing and do we think that will radically change how cross-border payments are conducted and offered? Does the wave of new real-time payments scheme enable such innovation or will existing processes dominate?

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Elena Whisler

Head of Global Product Management & Strategy, FIS
Elena Whisler is a Global Product Management Executive at FIS, currently responsible for executing FIS’s strategic vision and setting product roadmap direction for the global enterprise payments products portfolio. Elena is actively involved in many payment industry initiatives... Read More →

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Mike Steinharter

Chief Commercial Officer, Earthport
Mike Steinharter is a business leader with extensive global sales and marketing experience, particularly in the IT and Financial Services industries. He is currently Chief Commercial Officer for Earthport, with global responsibility for sales and marketing.Prior assignments include... Read More →
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Karine Themejian

Adviser, ECB
Karine Themejian is Adviser in the Market Integration Division of the Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments of the ECB. Since end-2015, she is coordinating the secretariat of the Euro Retail Payments Board which contributes to and to facilitate the further development... Read More →
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Joanne Towers

Regional Head of Payments Product, HSBC
Jo heads up Regional Payments Product Management for HSBC Global Liquidity and Cash Management (GLCM) in Europe. As part of her responsibilities she manages day to product management and product development for all European Payment Products. Key areas of current focus include Open... Read More →
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Gregory Vincent

Head of FX Payments (EMEA), INTL FC Stone Ltd
Gregory has been working in the cross-border payments space since early 2001 and has been called a 'Pioneer' in the field of emerging markets FX payments. Responsbile for the relationships with many of the world's leading banks, who rely on INTL FC Stone for FX payments in upto 140... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 9:45am - 10:25am BST
The High Wire Stage

10:25am BST

How blockchain is making instant cross-border payments a reality
American Express and Ripple are working together to make instant cross-border payments a reality using blockchain technology. SMEs and businesses worldwide can benefit from the innovation of blockchain-powered instant payments, helping to drive global commerce.

This is the use case for American Express’ use of Ripple’s blockchain solutions for payments. SMEs still make up the backbone of most major and developing economies, and they are most impacted by the inefficient, costly global payment system. Companies like American Express and Ripple are innovating to provide businesses the ability to transfer value as easily as sending an email.

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Joy Macknight

Deputy editor, The Banker
Joy Macknight is deputy editor at The Banker, covering transaction banking and technology. Previously, she was features editor at Profit & Loss, editorial director at Treasury Today and editor at gtnews, the latter covering corporate treasury. She also worked as staff writer on Banking... Read More →

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Colin O’Flaherty

VP & General Manager Global Commercial Services UK & Russia, American Express
Colin is General Manager & Vice President of American Express Commercial Services, UK and Russia. Colin leads a team of almost 300 colleagues who are focused on delivering payment and lending solutions that help businesses and organisations of all sizes gain financial savings, control... Read More →
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Marcus Treacher

SVP Customer Success, Ripple
Marcus Treacher is SVP of Customer Success at Ripple. Marcus has over 30 years of experience in transaction banking and payment technology, including 12 years in global leadership roles at HSBC. He served as a member of the Global Board of SWIFT from 2010 to 2016. Prior to joining... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 10:25am - 10:40am BST
The High Wire Stage

11:10am BST

Pinpointing the POS – the payment everywhere revolution
The shift from payments to a commerce experience is one of the biggest trending topics disrupting the payment industry. It is affecting the way that payments are being done, both in-store and remotely; almost fading out the barrier that used to exist between these two domains. This session will discuss this topic in more details, evaluating how it is affecting transaction capture, enabling the creation of new payment solutions and the role of traditional point of sale devices in this transition.

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Kevin Emery

Director Compliance and Interoperability Services, UL

Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:10am - 11:20am BST
The Ringside Stage

11:10am BST

Setting out an IoT payments roadmap
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Michelle Evans

Global Head of Digital Consumer Research, Euromonitor International
Michelle Evans is the Head of Digital Consumer Research at Euromonitor International. In her role, she oversees the firm’s research on the digital consumer, providing actionable insights and in-depth analyses into how technological advances are reshaping the way consumers browse... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:10am - 11:20am BST
The Flying Trapeze Stage

11:10am BST

Where’s the money: 10 trends shaping changing value chains
The payments value chain is in a state of constant flux as the confluence of new technologies and new entrants reshapes the playing field. To find success, ecosystem participants must reconsider how they will position themselves and the value they will deliver moving forward. This exercise requires not only self-reflection, but a thorough understanding the forces that are augmenting the marketplace. In this session, 451 Research Principal Analyst Jordan McKee will identify 10 key trends influencing the composure of the payments value chain and provide guidance on where the new competitive battlegrounds reside.

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Jordan McKee

Principal Analyst, 451 Research
Jordan McKee is a Principal Analyst leading 451 Research’s coverage of the payments ecosystem. He focuses on digital transformation across the commerce value chain, with an emphasis on the major trends impacting payment networks, issuing and acquiring banks, payment processors and... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:10am - 11:20am BST
The High Wire Stage

11:20am BST

Cards in a mobile first world - an endangered species?
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John Chaplin

Chairman, Global Payments Innovation Jury
John has been highly influential in the development of retail payments for more than 30 years. He was one of the driving forces behind the phenomenal growth of Visa in a 17-year career where he was Executive Vice President and latterly ran the European processing business. He also... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:20am - 11:35am BST
The High Wire Stage

11:20am BST

Developing a merchant wallet for the IoT
Technology improvements are enriching mobility services which in turn are boosting consumer expectations. One of the best examples is in the car market with the shift in user behaviour from car ownership to car usership. Cars are becoming more and more connected. The market stakeholders are thus offering new innovative services based on new business models and data monetisation. But this mobility as a service creates challenges. The services have to be completely integrated in the current user experience, while maintaining a high level of trust both for the customer and for the merchant. TOTAL eWallet perfectly illustrates this in-vehicle payment revolution – join us for in-depth insight as to the state of play in the market, and future models of connected commerce.

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Zanda Brivule

CEO, Worldline Baltics
Zanda Brivule-Jansone has devoted her entire 20-year professional career to the payment cards industry, with the last 10 years at the helm of First Data Baltics, now known as Worldline Baltics. In this role, she developed partnerships and nearshoring opportunities in the Nordics... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:20am - 11:35am BST
The Flying Trapeze Stage

11:20am BST

Sales anywhere: Why the point of sale is no longer a POS
Over the past two decades, businesses have been forced into one of two categories: "in-store" or "online." But the world is not that simple. Today, sellers want to meet their customers wherever they are and payment, commerce and point-of-sale technologies are converging to enable sales nearly anywhere: in-store, on a sofa or on the go. Mary Kay Bowman will talk about how Square has expanded the point of sale for SMEs and share stories of Square sellers using technology to meet the demands of their customers and transforming the way they run their business.

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Mary Kay Bowman

Head of Payments Strategy, Square
Mary Kay Bowman, Head of Payments, SquareMary Kay is Square’s Head of Payments, overseeing engineering, product, and operations teams who create Square’s payment products and services that provide accessible and innovative payment experiences for millions of Square’s sellers... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:20am - 11:35am BST
The Ringside Stage

11:35am BST

Pockets full of interchange?
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John Chaplin

Chairman, Global Payments Innovation Jury
John has been highly influential in the development of retail payments for more than 30 years. He was one of the driving forces behind the phenomenal growth of Visa in a 17-year career where he was Executive Vice President and latterly ran the European processing business. He also... Read More →

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Andrew Mitchell

Vice President, Development and Infrastructure Support, JCB
Andrew Mitchell is Vice President for Development and Infrastructure Support at JCB, leading a reg-tech oriented team across Europe. As an all-rounder in the Payment Industry, his experience covers the full spectrum of the card business - including issuing, acquiring, processing and... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:35am - 11:50am BST
The High Wire Stage

11:35am BST

Using algorithmic and human data analysis to optimize payment performance
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Nicolas Huss

EVP Retail Business Unit, Ingenico Group
Nicolas Huss has a thorough knowledge of the payment industry and a track record of growing businesses.Nicolas Huss was appointed EVP of the Retail Business Unit in September 2017.Nicolas brings a confirmed expertise in the financial services industry and a track record of building... Read More →
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Raphael Lajoux

Vice President Merchant Optimization, agoda.com
Raphael is leading the merchant optimization at agoda.com, where he held various position in the finance and product organization for the last 9 years. Prior to that he had different positions in hi-tech companies with roles in data-driven financial strategy and operations.Raphael... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:35am - 11:50am BST
The Ringside Stage

11:35am BST

OTT & Telco – lessons for IoT payments
As the convergence of the global/European payments markets accelerate, it’s interesting to discuss how current players’ strategies should be. Will the banks be the new threat to FinTechs and BigTechs? Are legacy companies Sleeping Beauties, or in fact the Beast? And what could be learnings to be drawn from the heavily developed Telco industry? How did that industry respond to the entry of new players during digitization and how much of the new opportunities did the traditional industry players manage to capture? How can the players in the payments industry collaborate to make themselves stronger – and the industry prosperous?

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Thomas Jul

Group Executive Vice President, Nets
Thomas Jul joined Nets as Group Executive Vice President, Financial & Network Services, in October 2017.Mr. Jul has 20 years of experience from the Telecommunications sector, where he worked 20 years for Nokia and Ericsson across the world.Prior to joining Nets, Mr. Jul was President... Read More →

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Dr. Alexander Rusli

CEO, DIgiasia Bios Pte Ltd
Alex was the CEO of Indosat Ooredoo from Nov 2012 to Nov 2017 during which time he took the company to become the 2nd largest Telco Operator in Indonesia. In the market he is known as a hand-on, transformation, turnaround executive with a strong technology background. During his 5-year... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:35am - 11:55am BST
The Flying Trapeze Stage

11:50am BST

The Case for the Bank Digital Identity
Regulation is driving banks to open access to data, but how will access to that data be secured?
Banks are going to need to develop robust customer identification tools and capabilities that are accessible via APIs to support the new world of data sharing.

These tools can also be commercialized by the bank to provide valued added services to partners and third parties.

Brief dive into architectural model to support this capability.

Self reflection: Should the banks partner together on this capability?

Self reflection: Is another player in the ecosystem better suited to provide this functionality (Government, Telco, Big Tech)?

Wrap-UP: Why the time is now.

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Scott Harkey

Global Payments Lead, Levvel
Scott Harkey leads the Payment Practice at Levvel, a consulting firm based in Charlotte, NC. In this role, he advises a number of US, UK, Australian, and Canadian banks, digital wallets, merchants, acquirers and startups on their digital payment strategy, payments architecture, custom... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:05pm BST
The High Wire Stage

11:50am BST

Beyond friction – evolving POS propositions to meet retailers’ and consumers’ increasingly complex needs
How can POS players deliver for their retailers? Is the appification of POS terminals and the idea that ‘it’s all just commerce’ the right framework for innovation, and how learnings can be meaningfully shared between on and offline to meet customers’ multichannel needs? PSD2 is going to have a major impact on how people pay, or so it is claimed.  Likewise Secure Customer Authentication some argue will be the death of frictionless payments for many businesses.  But how will retailers and acquirers adapt to the new and increasingly complex world, what innovations are we likely to see and what will the reaction of consumers be to regulators making payment journeys more painful?

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David Parker

CEO, Polymath Consulting
David is the founder and CEO of Polymath Consulting who work on projects and advise organisations across the Cards & Payments industry.   Polymath Consulting and David are particularly well known for their work on E-money & Emerging Payments. David is also an active NED and advisor... Read More →

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Mike Camerling

At AEVI our goal is to deliver the future of payments in an open, collaborative ecosystem to Acquirers and Banks today.Rather than competing for merchant business on price and hardware only, combine apps and services in more tailored propositions to merchants, creating true business... Read More →
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June Felix

President, Verifone Europe
As President of Verifone Europe, June Felix is responsible for implementing regional and country deployments of terminals, payments as a service and commerce enablement solutions throughout Europe, Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia. A proven global leader, June has held various executive... Read More →
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Kim Vindberg- Larsen

Head of Mobile Mobile Services, Digital Growth Center, Dansk Supermarked Group
Kim Vindberg-Larsen, Head of Mobile a Dansk Supermarked Group A/S and is the founder of Payment Initiation Provider - MEE ecosystem. Kim is also working as chairman of task force at European Think Tank - CEPS and advising entreneurs pro bono. Dansk Supermarked is facing 1.4 mio consumers... Read More →
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Leo Nilsson

Chief Product Officer, iZettle
Leo joined one of Europe’s fastest growing tech companies, iZettle, in 2013. His initial roles focused on launching the company’s flagship products in new markets, including Brazil, Mexico, Netherlands and France. He later transitioned from this commercial role into product management... Read More →
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Amy Parsons

Senior Vice President, Global Acceptance, Discover Global Network
Amy Parsons is currently Senior Vice President, Global Acceptance and Customer Experience, for Discover Global Network. In this role, Ms. Parsons is responsible for leading the client teams accountable for expanding partnerships with leading global banks, acquirers and digital payment... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:50am - 12:30pm BST
The Ringside Stage

11:55am BST

Have your cake and pay for it: New customer engagement channels and the IOT
Chatbots, mobile devices, voice commands, etc. – are all new mediums that companies are exploring to decrease the friction across the customer journey, and the challenges are often as behavioural as technological. Financial services will have to adapt to new customer expectations and seamlessly integrate their services across the different channels. What learnings can be taken from different industries to ensure the “Internet of Value” provides a frictionless customer experience across multiple touchpoints?

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Mandy Killam

Group President, ACI On Premise Solutions, ACI Worldwide
With over 20 years experience in the payments industry and roots in payments software development, and many roles in operations and finance, Mandy drives a focus in bridging the gap between payments strategy and delivery to help banks and financial intermediaries realize opportunities... Read More →

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Ruth Brougham

Head of Customer Strategy, Innovation & New Propositions, British Gas
Ruth has worked in strategy and proposition development across a number of industries including Banking, Energy and Home Services. In her current role at British Gas, an Energy & Services business, she leads the UK Home innovation and new propositions agenda.She has a passion for... Read More →
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Bill Gajda

SVP, Global Head, Innovation, VISA
Bill Gajda is the Global Head of Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, responsible for VISA’s Innovation programs and activities in Europe and CEMEA. He is also responsible for Visa’s global relationships with Mobile Operators. He began at VISA as the Global Head for VISA Mobile... Read More →
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Aldo de Jong

Co-Founder, Claro Partners
Aldo de Jong is the co-founder of Claro Partners and Startupbootcamp IoT & Data. Claro Partners has offices in Barcelona and Toronto. Aldo helps corporations and startups to design services and business models in the context of disruptive shifts. Over the years he has lead deep ethnographic... Read More →
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Daniel Kornitzer

Chief Business Development Officer, Paysafe
Daniel Kornitzer serves as EVP and Chief Business Development Officer of Paysafe Group plc. In this role, he is responsible for developing strategic partnerships for Paysafe designed to meet customer needs and grow new revenues. He is also a decision maker in Paysafe M&A activities... Read More →
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Veronica Lange

Head of Innovation, Group Chief Technology Office, UBS
Veronica Lange is the global Head of Innovation at UBS Chief Technology Office. Within this role she is responsible for the managing Group innovation projects and building out innovation activity with internal teams and with the external ecosystem. Recent activities include the open... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 11:55am - 12:30pm BST
The Flying Trapeze Stage

12:05pm BST

Linking the chains: Where is the value now and where is it going?
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Jordan McKee

Principal Analyst, 451 Research
Jordan McKee is a Principal Analyst leading 451 Research’s coverage of the payments ecosystem. He focuses on digital transformation across the commerce value chain, with an emphasis on the major trends impacting payment networks, issuing and acquiring banks, payment processors and... Read More →

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John Chaplin

Chairman, Global Payments Innovation Jury
John has been highly influential in the development of retail payments for more than 30 years. He was one of the driving forces behind the phenomenal growth of Visa in a 17-year career where he was Executive Vice President and latterly ran the European processing business. He also... Read More →
avatar for Scott Harkey

Scott Harkey

Global Payments Lead, Levvel
Scott Harkey leads the Payment Practice at Levvel, a consulting firm based in Charlotte, NC. In this role, he advises a number of US, UK, Australian, and Canadian banks, digital wallets, merchants, acquirers and startups on their digital payment strategy, payments architecture, custom... Read More →
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Andrew Mitchell

Vice President, Development and Infrastructure Support, JCB
Andrew Mitchell is Vice President for Development and Infrastructure Support at JCB, leading a reg-tech oriented team across Europe. As an all-rounder in the Payment Industry, his experience covers the full spectrum of the card business - including issuing, acquiring, processing and... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 12:05pm - 12:30pm BST
The High Wire Stage

4:00pm BST

Is technology the great leveller for building a fairer future?

Financial inclusion efforts have delivered financial services to over 1 billion people over the last 7 years who never had access to them before. Yet, many formal financial institutions  still do not see financial inclusion as viable business. The fintech space disagrees- some of the world's biggest fintechs have had incredible success providing financial services to the masses. Is technology the great leveller for the future? This session will look at the global trends happening across the developed and the developing world, and answer the questions of what is out there, what is working, how to make money, what key elements are necessary to develop successful business models and how technology will level set the financial services playing field. 

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Jeffrey Bower

Founder, Bower & Partners
Jeffrey Bower is a digital payments specialist, particularly for emerging economies. As founder of Bower & Partners, Jeffrey and his team enable collaboration in payments to help guide the design and launch of successful digitization efforts. Bower & Partners works with national payment... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 4:00pm - 4:10pm BST
The High Wire Stage

4:10pm BST

The role of start-ups in driving financial inclusion in Europe
138 million Europeans are financially cut off from society – without a bank account or payment methods, despite as many as a third of them being in full time employment. Financial exclusion has a devastating impact on people's quality of life, denying them basic benefits and choice, but also preventing them access to the global economy. As the incumbents are falling behind and failing to help meet sustainable development goals, FinTechs are stepping in to provide financial access for millions of Europe's most vulnerable. The session will cover the subject of financial inclusion from a perspective of such macro trends as mass migration or a rapid move to a cashless society, as discuss real life examples of how technology can have a profound impact on a person's life through access to banking, identity and affordable credit.

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Marta Krupinska

Founder, Astarte.Ventures
Marta is a London based Fintech entrepreneur, one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Finance in 2016, a Fortune Most Powerful Women Alumna in 2017 in and most recently one of Evening Standard’s London's Most Influential People in 2017.Based on her own experiences as a Polish migrant, in 2012... Read More →

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Freddy Kelly

CEO, Credit Kudos
After completing a B.Sc. in Computer Science at the University of Manchester, Freddy moved to San Francisco to join the engineering team at Bitnami (YC W13). Prior to founding Credit Kudos, Freddy was the first engineer at A16z-backed TXN, developing their transaction analytics p... Read More →
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Norris Koppel

CEO & Founder, Monese
Norris is CEO & Founder of Monese, a service which enables customers to open a UK banking account in a matter of minutes, using a mobile app.  Monese's breakthrough technology can validate the identity of customers in real time. This enables the company to offer accounts to the hundreds... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 4:10pm - 4:30pm BST
The High Wire Stage

4:30pm BST

The Business of doing Good in a changing economy
The world ismoving fast: digitizing, globalizing, connecting everything and anyone….unlessyou are among the 1.7 billion un- and underbanked. The Internet of Everythingis not 10 years away. It’s here now. But, we cannot have an Internet ofEverything without the inclusion of everyone. As global corporate citizens, weneed to bring our technologies and infrastructure, our capital and creativityto the table to support long-term change for all segments of society. When we get it right, we can make a difference in people’s lives and sharedprosperity makes sense for everyone.

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Tara Nathan

Executive Vice President, Public Private Partnerships, Mastercard
Tara Nathan is Executive Vice President, Public Private Partnerships at Mastercard. In this role, she leads the company’s strategy to build partnerships with governments and international development organizations. The team innovates new technical and commercial solutions tackling... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 4:30pm - 4:50pm BST
The High Wire Stage

4:50pm BST

Room 101: Dispelling innovation cliches
What are your pet peeves in FinTech? The concepts that everyone raves about but really grind your gears? Join our group of FinTechers to find out if you agree with which buzzwords we should do away with forever.

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Vincent Everts

Trendwatcher, MIDAS Consultancy
Vincent Everts is a serial software entrepreneur and is a trendwatcher which has inspired 500.000+ people during presentations and events. He regularly presents on radio, tv & in the media on digital innovation. He is known for his limitless energy, pointed questions and deep knowledge... Read More →

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Dave Birch

Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion
David G.W Birch is Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey Business School. He is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money; was named... 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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Ali Paterson

Editor in Chief, Fintech Finance
I head production and editorial for "Fintech Finance" Video Channel and Magazine, as well as host the episodes, which means I get to interview some of the best and brightest representatives across the financial services landscape and attend some damn cool events!

Wednesday June 6, 2018 4:50pm - 5:20pm BST
The Arena Stage

4:50pm BST

Onboarding, verifying and unlocking the commercial potential of Europe’s un- and underbanked
How can we make use of existing identities for KYC to open up more offerings to the unbanked in Europe? Is this a role for banks, start-ups or even governments?

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Bianca Lopes

FinTech Influencer
Naturally curious and fascinated by humans, Bianca is a Serial Entrepreneur and an experienced speaker in Data, Identity, FinTech, Entrepreneurship & Diversity. She has been a banker, and worked in partnership with large financial instituitions to reshape their human approach to technology... Read More →

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Virraj Jatania

CEO & Founder, Pockit
Virraj is the founder & CEO of Pockit, a digital bank providing mainstream financial services to unbanked and financially underserved consumers. Customers get a current account, a debit card and an app from which they can manage their money and make domestic & international payments... Read More →
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Husayn Kassai

CEO & Co-Founder, Onfido
Husayn Kassai is the co-founder and CEO of Onfido Background Checks. Powered by machine-learning technology, Onfido’s solution enablesFinTech companies to runchecks remotely and at scale to verify identities - ensure thatsomeone is who they say they are - and run background checkssuch... Read More →
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John Erik Setsaas

Identity Architect, Signicat AS
John Erik Setsaas has been working with identities for more than 20 years. He has in-depth knowledge in the areas of security and identities. His current role is Identity Architect at Signicat AS, working with identity assurance, authentication, electronic signatures and seals.He... Read More →
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Claire Wells

Director, Legal & Business Affairs - EMEA, Circle
Claire Wells is the Legal & Business Affairs Director - Europe, for Circle, a crypto blockchain company breaking boundaries in the FinTech sector.Circle is a social payments platform offering free, instant, global digital money transfers and isfocused on transforming the world economy... Read More →

Wednesday June 6, 2018 4:50pm - 5:30pm BST
The High Wire Stage