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08:00 - 08:30 30 mins
Registration, breakfast and networking
08:30 - 08:35 5 mins
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
  • Ruth Wandhofer - Global Head of Regulatory & Market Strategy, Citi
08:35 - 09:20 45 mins
Keynote Address: Why Blockchain Is The Next Generation Of The Internet
  • Simon Taylor - Head of Blockchain, Co-Founder, 11:FS
09:20 - 09:40 20 mins
Fireside Chat With A FinTech Founder
  • Benedetta Arese Lucini - Co-Founder and CEO, Oval Money
  • Moderator Nicole Anderson - Managing Partner, Redsand Partners
09:40 - 10:10 30 mins
Meet Our Keynote Speaker
Fireside Chat With Simon Taylor
  • Simon Taylor - Head of Blockchain, Co-Founder, 11:FS
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09:40 - 10:10 30 mins
Networking Break
Morning coffee and networking
10:10 - 10:15 5 mins
Payments Summit
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
  • Ruth Wandhofer - Global Head of Regulatory & Market Strategy, Citi
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10:10 - 10:15 5 mins
Digital Lending Summit
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
  • Susanne Chishti - CEO, FINTECH Circle & FINTECH Circle Institute
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10:10 - 10:15 5 mins
New Tech Summit (Day 2)
Chairman’s Opening Remarks
  • Nicole Anderson - Managing Partner, Redsand Partners
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10:15 - 10:35 20 mins
Payments Summit
Special Address: What Are Digital Giants Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Alipay & Tencent Going To Do To Payments? Who Will Disrupt Them?
  • Renier Lemmens - Chairman, TransferGo
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10:15 - 10:35 20 mins
Digital Lending Summit
Special Address: How New Players Are Harnessing New Technologies To Disrupt The Retail & Business Digital Lending Landscape
  • Jaidev Janadana - CEO, Zopa
more
10:15 - 10:35 20 mins
New Tech Summit (Day 2)
Special Address: Turbocharging Your Digital Business By Integrating Cloud As An Enabler - What Are The Key Issues To Be Addressed?
  • Marisol Menendez - Head of Open Innovation, BBVA
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10:35 - 10:55 20 mins
Payments Summit
Innovator Insight: Digital Transformation – How We Moved From The Analogue To The Digital World
  • Pablo Rivera Cruz - Product Marketing & Innovation Director, Edenred
more
10:35 - 10:55 20 mins
Digital Lending Summit
Innovator Insight: Alt Credit Scores – Enhancing Underwriting Using Big Data & Machine Learning
  • Hari Ramamurthy - CTO & Technical Architect, Kuflink
more
10:35 - 10:55 20 mins
New Tech Summit (Day 2)
Innovator Insight: The Internet Of Things - Why The Future Is Another Country
  • Phil Campbell - Founder, Kerv
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10:55 - 11:15 20 mins
Payments Summit
Fireside Chat: Payment Services Directive 2 & The General Data Protection Regulation - What Do They Mean For Payments Providers?
  • Udo Milkau - Chief Digital Officer, DZ Bank AG
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10:55 - 11:15 20 mins
Digital Lending Summit
Fireside Chat: How FinTech Disruptors Using Open Banking Can Help Ordinary People Access Credit
  • Sheraz Dar - CEO, CreditLadder
more
10:55 - 11:15 20 mins
New Tech Summit (Day 2)
Fireside Chat: AR/VR - Is Augmented Reality Hot & Virtual Reality Not In Banking?
  • Nick Telford-Reed - Director of Technology Innovation, WorldPay
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11:15 - 12:00 45 mins
Payments Summit
Leaders Debate: How New Technologies & New Competitors Will Transform Payments
  • Iain McDouggal - UK Country Manager, Stripe
  • Braden More - Head of Partnerships and Industry Relations, Wells Fargo
  • Julian Sawyer - Chief Operating Officer, Starling Bank
  • Nick Kerrigan - Managing Director, Future Payments, Barclaycard International
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11:15 - 12:00 45 mins
Digital Lending Summit
Leaders Debate: How New Technologies & New Competitors Will Transform Lending
  • Gilad Amir - Fintech Adviser, AltFi
  • Oliver Hughes - Chief Executive Officer, Tinkoff Bank
  • Hari Ramamurthy - CTO & Technical Architect, Kuflink
  • Kostas Kotsiopoulos - Chief Commercial Officer, Profile Software
  • Maksim Akulshin - CEO & Co-Founder, eCoinomic
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11:15 - 12:00 45 mins
New Tech Summit (Day 2)
Leaders Debate: How All This Future Tech Will Come Together To Redraw The Financial Services Landscape
  • Clara Durodié - Chief Executive, Cognitive Finance Group
  • Oliver Harris - FinTech & In-Residence Lead, JP Morgan
  • Valentina Isakina - Managing Director, JobsOhio
  • Mani Nagasundaram - Senior Vice President, Global Head, Financial Services Solution, HCL Technologies
  • Moderator Liz Lumley - Global FinTech Commentator, Connector and Advisor, Girl, Disrupted
  • Ari Tammam - Solutions Adviser, Strategic Enterprise Clients, WalkMe
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11:15 - 12:00 45 mins
Special Interest Session
Special Interest Session on Tokens: Blockchain, Token Types, and Business Models
  • Lex Sokolin - Global Director, Fintech Strategy, Autonomous Research
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Lex will walk you through the development of the ICO ecosystem and where the crypto economy is going next. He will highlight the difference between investing in tokens versus traditional equities, and touch on the regulatory environment facing projects and investors. Lex will also discuss the evolution of crypto funds and the transformation of crypto assets into a new asset class.

12:00 - 12:45 45 mins
Lunch and networking
12:45 - 13:25 40 mins
Investors Debate: Where Is The Smart VC Money Investing In FinTech?
  • Pascal Bouvier - Venture Partner, Santander Innoventures
  • Aaron Goldman - Managing Director and Head of Financial Services and Software for EMEA, General Atlantic
  • Ben Marrel - Founding Partner, Breega
  • Luis Valdich - Managing Director, Venture Investing, Citi Ventures
  • Moderator Nicole Anderson - Managing Partner, Redsand Partners
  • Helen Mitchell - Fintech Specialist, Venture Capital Unit,, UK Department For International Trade
13:25 - 14:05 40 mins
Strategy Roundtable: The Rise of Crypto Capitalism - What Are The Challenges Around ICO Funding?
  • Moderator Ruth Wandhofer - Global Head of Regulatory & Market Strategy, Citi
  • Henok Tekle - Founding Partner, AlphaChain
  • Andrew Adcock - Chief Marketing Officer, Crowd For Angels
  • Sean Keegan - CEO, Digital Asset Strategies
  • Rob Gaskell - President, Pillar Project Foundation
14:05 - 15:05 60 mins
The Finovate Finale! Accelerators/Incubators/Innovation Labs Showcase
  • Sophia Bantanidis - EMEA Head of Regulatory & Market Strategy, Citibank
  • Daniel Lawson - Head of UK & EMEA, Hedgewiz
  • Sonal Rattan - Co-Founder & CTO, Exate Technology
  • Peter J. Lancos - CEO & Co-Founder, Exate Technology
  • Michael Dooijes - Managing Director, Startupbootcamp FinTech & Cybersecurity
  • Gideon Drori - CEO & President, FinCom
  • Liran Krispin - Co-Founder and Head of Product & Business Development, FinCom
  • Adam Williams - Co-Founder & CEO, Hatch
  • Gabrielle Inzirillo - Director, BNP Paribas - Plug And Play, Plug And Play
  • Nicolas Meric - CEO, DreamQuark
  • Francois Nadal - CEO, OneUp
  • Valentina Isakina - Managing Director, JobsOhio
  • James O'Toole - Co-Founder & CEO, ID-Pal
  • Yogesh Pandit - Founder & CEO, Hexanika
  • Topi Jarvinen - Managing Partner, Nestholma FinTech
  • Chaim James Green - CEO & Founder, Smartcalling
  • Ilkka Vertanen - Sales Director, GetJenny
  • Max Kelly - VP Strategy & Innovation, Techstars
  • Justin Lyon - CEO, Simudyne
  • Peter Janes - Founder, ShieldPay
  • Marisol Menendez - Head of Open Innovation, BBVA
  • Borja Nieto - Co-Founder, Micappital
  • Guillermo Vicandi - Co-Founder, Bnext

7 x 7 minute sessions with 1 accelerator and 2 of their start-ups (1-minute introduction from the accelerator; 3-minute demo from their start-ups).  The winner will be chosen by the audience who will vote on which start-up will have the biggest impact in the FinTech ecosystem.

15:05 - 15:10 5 mins
Chairman's Closing Remarks