Money 20/20 Europe in Copenhagen: 20 People You Need to Meetby Fintechnews Switzerland November 7, 2015
With 10,000+ attendees, including more than 1,000+ CEOs, from 3,000+ companies and 75 countries, Money 20/20 is an award-winning event series and the largest global conference focused on payments and financial services innovation.
Last week, Money 20/20 wrapped up its US event in Las Vegas, which featured some of the most prominent figures in the VC, financial and tech industries, including Sridhar Ramaswamy, SVP, Ads & Commerce, Google; Dan Schulman, President & CEO, PayPal; Max Levchin, Co-Founder, Paypal; Co-Founder & CEO, Affirm; Deborah Liu, Head of Payments & Commerce, Facebook; and Patrick Collison, CEO & Co-Founder, Stripe.
Money 20/20 will be heading next to Europe for another world-class experience that will focus on the opportunities and challenges facing the European payments and financial industry.
Money 20/20 2016 Copenhagen will take place at Bella Center, Scandinavia’s largest conference space with over 120,000 square meters entirely dedicated to the event. Between April 4 to 7, 2016, people will have the opportunity to connect with some of the world’s leading influencers, visionaries and experts in the field.
Since four days is surely not enough to connect with 1,000 CEOs, we’ve made a list of some of the biggest names in the industry so you can maximize your time and fully profit from this great opportunity.
Money 20/20 Europe in Copenhagen: 20 People You Need to Meet
Kristo Käärmann, CEO, TransferWise
Kaarmann is the co-founder of TransferWise, one of the hottest fintech startups. TransferWise has helped customers move over £1bn abroad at a lower cost “than ever before.”
TransferWise has attracted US$33m in funding from investors such Sir Richard Branson, Peter Thiel and Max Levchin, the co-founders of PayPal.
Prior to starting TransferWise, Kristo was a management consultant with Deloitte Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers, and worked with European banks and insurers to modernize their processes and systems.
Van der Does is a leading expert with over 15 years experience in the payments industry and the co-founder of Adyen, a global multichannel payment company that enables merchants to accept payments from anywhere in the world.
Adyen services over 3,500 customers globally and is used by international and multinationals companies including, Uber, Facebook, Evernote, Spotify, Airbnb, Mango, Vodafone, Booking.com, KLM, Greenpeace, Soundcloud, Superdry and Groupon.
Prior to Adyen Pieter was CCO at Bibit, building the payment service provider into a global player before it was acquired by the Royal Bank of Scotland in 2004, after which he served on the board until 2006.
Larsen is CEO and Co-Founder of OpenCoin, the organization that first built the Ripple protocol. Ripple is an open source decentralized payment network and a math-based currency.
Larsen is also a co-founder and former CEO of Prosper, a peer-to-peer lending marketplace, which he ran for eight years and a co-founder and former CEO of E-Loan, a publicly traded online lender, which he also ran for eight years.
Larsen serves at the Board and Advisory levels at numerous companies and organizations including: Progreso Financiero, Betable, CreditKarma, and Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC).
Wang Graylin has started five companies since obtaining two Masters degrees from MIT.
LoopPay, his third mobile payment startup, was acquired by Samsung in February 2015 and now operates as a wholly-owned subsidiary. The prior two were Way Systems (sold to Verifone), and ROAM Data (sold to Ingenico), both were leading mobile POS & mobile payment solutions providers.
Wang Graylin’s companies have won numerous innovation awards in the payments industry. He has been recognized as a Mover & Shaker in the industry.
Assia is the CEO of eToro, the world’s largest social investment network.
Founded in 2006, eToro is a social trading and multi asset brokerage company that has registered offices in Cyprus, Israel and the United Kingdom.
eToro allows its users to watch the financial trading activity of other users, copy them, and to make their own trades.
Koppel 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 utilizes a technology that can validate the identity of customers in real-time, enabling the company to offer accounts to the hundreds of thousands of expats and migrants who find it slow and painful to open bank accounts with major banks across Europe.
Koppel, a serial entrepreneur based in the UK, founded Monese after his first-hand experience of the hassle involved with opening a bank account in a new country.
Frohwein is the CEO and Founder of Kabbage, an online financing technology and data company based in Atlanta, Georgia. The company provides funding directly to small businesses and consumers through an automated lending platform.
Kabbage has brought an entirely automated and data driven approach and has become the fastest growing SMB finance company in history. Prior to Kabbage, Rob was CEO of LAVA Group, Inc., an intellectual property and technology investment bank.
Siemiatkowski is co-founder and CEO of Klarna, one of Europe’s main providers of payment solutions for e-commerce. About 20% of all e-commerce sales in Sweden goes through Klarna.
Siemiatkowski has received multiple awards for his leadership including the “Rising Star of the Year” by Ernst & Young, “Leader of the Year” by Adecco, “Manager of Tomorrow” by Sweden’s leading Management Magazine and “European Entrepreneur of the Year Award” by TechTour.
Birk Olesen is a co-founder and product manager at Coinify, a leading European bitcoin payment solution provider. Coinify makes it easy to accept Bitcoin payments and buy and sell Bitcoin.
He founded Bitcoin Nordic in 2012 as one of the first and largest European Bitcoin brokers, where he served as CEO until the company was sold to Coinify in 2014.
Jimenez is the Retail and Mobile Payments Leader for IBM Commerce and is responsible for the company’s global product strategy and execution across the two segments.
Jimenez is the author of a number of whitepapers including Citigroup’s Finding the Flows: The Next Challenge for Mobile Wallets in Emerging Markets; IBM’s Mobile Payments Adoption in Developed Markets; IBM’s Cash Replacement through Mobile Money in Emerging Markets; and IBM’s Deconstructing the Mobile Money Value Chain through Cloud.
Prior to IBM, Jimenez, a Harvard alumnus, was Director of Global Mobile Solution at Citigroup; he began his career at Wells Fargo Securities doing Equity research.
Miel manages Rakuten’s fintech investment practice, working with financial technology start-ups in North America, Europe and Asia, and in close cooperation with Rakuten’s various financial services units.
He has led a series of investments at Rakuten including, among others, Bitnet, Inc., a bitcoin merchant processor, WePay, the leading payments provider for online marketplaces, and Currency Cloud, a next-generation payments engine.
Miel has extensive experience in the financial industry, covering investment banking and capital markets while at JP Morgan, private equity and retail financial services in North America and Europe.
Harris joined Bain Capital Ventures (BCV) in 2012, to lead the NYC office and focus on business services companies, with a particular interest in financial services.
He has led investments into AvidXchange, Billtrust, Booker, Chrome River, Flywire, Justworks, IEX, OpenFin, Novus Partners and SigFig.
Prior to BCV, Harris co-founded and ran Village Ventures, where he focused on similar areas sectors and invested in companies such as BlueTarp, Consumer United, Dwolla, iSend, OnDeck, Simple and TxVia.
Patsley, an experienced executive in the financial services industry, joined MoneyGram International (MGI) in 2009 and serves as chairman and chief executive officer.
MGI is a leading global remittance company that provides essential financial services to consumers who are primarily underbanked. Operating in over 200 countries with more than 350,000 locations and multiple service offerings. MoneyGram moves close to $200 billion annually. Many new Fintech Startups wants now to disrupt her business.
Huss is Chief Executive Officer of Visa Europe. Under his leadership, Visa Europe is committed to building partnerships across the finance, technology and retail sectors, expanding access to its services, and accelerating growth to underline its position at the beating heart of payments.
Huss has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, including time as CEO Spain for GE Money, and roles at GE Capital and Bank of America. He was also a member of the board for a number of joint ventures with Spanish banks and a member of the board of GEC SAS (GE France Financial Entities Holding).
Solodkiy is Managing Partner at Life.SREDA, a venture capital firm focusing on investments in FinTech mobile and Internet projects. Life.SREDA currently operates in the U.S., Western and Eastern European Markets, providing mostly seed and early stage venture funding.
Solodkiy has held executive positions in top Russian companies: MTS, Alfa-Bank, Russian Standard Bank. His projects were awarded Brand of the year, EFFIE three times and participated in Cannes Lions.
Donegan, one of the leading government figures, has been key to developing momentum behind growth in digital business innovation.
Donegan will explain how the Isle of Man has constructed a global hub for crypto-currency/Blockchain startups driven by low taxation, effective regulation and a world-class technology.
Gupta joined Citi Ventures in April 2011 to help build an investing platform to identify and invest in leading start-ups in support of the strategic needs of Citi’s consumer and institutional businesses.
At Citi Ventures, he focuses on Big Data & Analytics, Commerce & Payments as well as Next Generation Fin Tech & Fin Services space and has led Citi’s investments in leading companies like Square, Docusign, Jet, Jumio, Ayasdi, Datameer, Platfora, Pepperdata and DB Networks.
Gupta is also an angel investor and advisor to companies including Cardspring (acq by Twitter), Vicarious, CheckR, Gridspace and Robinhood.
Legrand began his career as an investment banker at Bank Bruxelles Lambert in 1994, before it became ING Belgium. He rejoined the Group a few years later, after founding his own start-up company in retail distribution.
Legrand has an extensive experience within the ING Group having worked in Investment Banking, Retail and Private banking covering diverse areas such as Marketing, Sales, Distribution and Product Management in Belgium, Singapore, Poland, the Netherlands and France.
Legrand currently serves as President of ING Bank France and Head of FinTech of the ING Group.
Sohori is Partner and Co-Founder of Seedcamp, a leading pan-European London based accelerator launched in May 2007 by a group of 30 European investors. Seedcamp provides startups with seed money, mentorship, office space and support over a yearlong program.
Prior to Seedcamp, Sohori worked in M&A and venture capital across B2B Software and Internet services businesses in the US and India. She had a small helping hand in building MakeMyTrip (NASDAQ) in its formative days.
Gnirck is an angel investor, and the co-founder & Global COO of Startupbootcamp FinTech, the largest innovation program in the FinTech industry, based in London and Singapore.
Besides running the 3 months accelerator, he is also in charge of organizing hackathons, innovation workshops and pitch days – everything that is required to boost innovation in the financial industry.
All Money2020 Speaker can be found here
Confirmed Speakers from Switzerland are:
Andreas Kubli, UBS
Christian König, Finanzpro Ltd
Holger Spielberg, Credit Suisse
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