30 Must-Attend Sessions at Money20/20 Europe 2023

30 Must-Attend Sessions at Money20/20 Europe 2023

by June 6, 2023

Money20/20, one of the world’s largest fintech event series, is coming back on June 06-08 at the RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre in Amsterdam for its annual European edition.

This year’s event is expected to host over 300 industry-leading speakers, including visionary executives from global banks like HSBC, Barclays, and J.P. Morgan; trailblazing fintech companies like GoCardless, Stripe, and Plum; as well as representatives from national and supranational European governments.

This diverse roster of speakers will be dissecting the myriad of challenges faced by players in the industry, tackling topics such as the impact of the cryptocurrency crackdown, the new frontiers of generative artificial intelligence (AI), forthcoming European regulations, and ways to navigate the economic downturn.

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Dozens of sessions are scheduled to take place throughout the three-day event, promising to deliver attendees essential knowledge, trends, expert insights and networking opportunities.

The following are 30 must-attend sessions featuring top industry experts and stakeholders. These sessions will discuss some of the biggest opportunities and most pressing issues experienced by the sector, ranging from sustainability and financial inclusion, to fraud, Web 3.0 and regulation.

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Expanding Horizons: Unleashing the Potential of Open Finance Across the Globe

When: Tuesday June 06, 11:05 – 11:30 (25min)

Where: Elements, RAI

During the “Expanding Horizons: Unleashing the Potential of Open Finance Across the Globe” panel discussion, top executives from General Catalyst, Stitch, Belvo, and Plaid will explore how open finance is transforming financial services in Africa, Latin America, and Asia.

Attendees will get to discover how millions of users are being banked for the first time, traditional banking models are being disrupted, and financial innovation is flourishing. This unique conversation will offer lessons the UK and Europe can learn from players in global markets who are unlocking the full potential of open finance.

Speakers:

  • Zeynep Yavuz, Partner, General Catalyst
  • Kiaan Pillay, Co-founder & CEO, Stitch
  • Pablo Viguera, Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Belvo
  • Ripsy Bandourian, Head of Europe, Plaid
Sustainable Finance: Bringing Transition Finance To Life With Data

When: Tuesday June 06, 11:30 – 11:45 (15min)

Where: The Horizon Stage, powered by Mastercard, RAI

In the face of an endangered future, combating climate change necessitates substantial financial commitment. According to the McKinsey Global Institute, the transition to a net-zero economy will require a staggering US$275 trillion in spending on energy and land-use systems between 2021 and 2050, averaging US$9.2 trillion annually.

Banks and financial institutions play a pivotal role in this transition, driven not only by regulatory pressures but also by the pursuit of new business opportunities.

The “Sustainable Finance: Bringing Transition Finance To Life With Data” session will explore how banks are aligning themselves with climate goals through innovative data-driven approaches. Attendees will get to gain invaluable insights and discover the transformative power of ESG data in guiding sustainable financing practices.

Speakers:

  • Matthias Lange, Partner, McKinsey & Company
  • Maria Patschke. CEO, SAP Fioneer ESG Solutions GmbH
From Transactional To Transformational: The Power Of Open Banking In Corporate Finance

When: Tuesday June 06, 11:30 – 12:00 (30min)

Where: Elements, RAI

Corporate banking, a sector marked by numerous simultaneous, complex, and deeply transactional financial relationships, is overdue digitization. Reminiscent of the challenges once faced by retail banking, it grapples with increasing competition, declining customer satisfaction, and rising customer churn, all of which are amplifying the pressure on already shrinking margins.

Fortunately, open banking emerges as a transformative solution for the challenges confronting corporate finance, offering the potential to expedite innovation and digitization.

The “From Transactional To Transformational: The Power Of Open Banking In Corporate Finance” session aims to explore how to harness the true transformative power of open finance and corporate banking, shifting from the realm of transactional to transformational.

Speakers:

  • Prajit Nanu, Founder and CEO, Nium
  • James Lloyd, Head of EMEA & APAC, Spring by Citi, Citi
  • Kanika Hope, Chief Strategy Officer, Temenos
  • Claire Calmejane, Group Chief Innovation Officer, Societe Generale
Open Banking: The Quest for Harmony

When: Tuesday 6, 12:02 – 12:27 (25min)

Where: Elements, RAI

As the future of banking unfolds, the need for a secure regulatory framework to manage vast amounts of open financial data while safeguarding the privacy and security of customer information becomes increasingly evident.

For regulators, the challenge lies in striking the delicate balance between openness and protection. How can they foster an open financial system that fuels growth and innovation without compromising stability and resilience?

In the “Open Banking: The Quest for Harmony” panel discussion, attendees will get to hear from those who are actively involved in shaping the rules, learn how these industry experts are navigating the intricacies of striking the right balance in an open financial ecosystem, and gain insights into the approaches and strategies employed to foster a harmonious environment that promotes growth and innovation while upholding stability and resilience.

Speakers:

  • Nilixa Devlukia, Chair, Open Finance Association
  • Emily Martin, Assistant Secretary, Policy, and Engagement Branch, Consumer Data and Digital Division, The Treasury
  • Patrick De Neef, Chief Innovation Officer, De Nederlandsche Bank / Dutch Central Bank
  • Sheldon Mills, Executive Director, Consumers and Competition, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
Marketplaces Powering Commerce

When: Tuesday June 06, 13:45 – 14:25 (40min)

Where: Fusion Stage, RAI

With embedded fintech central to the success of digital-first business models, operators are in the unique position to combine their areas of strength with the right partners to win big and scale fast.

The “Marketplaces Powering Commerce” session will explore the evolution of payment technologies and rails, calling in the need for an agile, innovative mindset for approaching payments in the business-to-business (B2B) ecosystem.

Speakers:

  • Megan Bramlette, Director, North America & EU Payment Acceptance, Amazon
  • Helena Forest, Head of Product for EMEA Marketplace Solutions & Commerce Solutions, J.P. Morgan
  • Laurene Lecomte, Head of Risk, Payment and Fraud Management, Back Market
Beyond Survival: Payment Acquiring In A Time Of High Inflation

When: Tuesday 6, 14:28 – 14:55 (27min)

Where: Money-Bot, RAI

In the midst of decades-high inflation, the payment acquiring landscape is experiencing significant challenges. To thrive in this environment, payment acquirers must exhibit agility and resilience, adapting quickly and effectively to protect their position.

The “Beyond Survival: Payment Acquiring In A Time Of High Inflation” session will dive into the strategic implications of an inflationary environment for payment acquiring. A panel of experts, including top executives from Capgemini, Deutsche Bank, and Worldpay from FIS, will explore how acquirers can optimize payment acceptance rates amidst economic instability.

Attendees will discover the benefits of fluidly switching between global and local payment gateways, understand the opportunities presented by this turbulent macroeconomic landscape, and gain valuable insights into the strategies acquirers can employ to deliver unique value to merchants.

Speakers:

  • Elias Ghanem, Vice President and Global Head of Capgemini Research Institute for Financial Services, Capgemini
  • Kilian Thalhammer, Head of Merchant Solutions, Deutsche Bank AG

Moderator:

  • Maria Prados, SVP Global Enterprise Go To Market, Worldpay from FIS
B2B as Easy as B2C? Bringing SME Payments and Financing Up to Speed

When: Tuesday June 06, 15:00 – 15:35 (35min)

Where: Elements, RAI

While business-to-consumer (B2C) fintech has made significant strides, the digitization of the business-to-business (B2B) segment has lagged behind. To address this gap, innovative players like Moss, Tilta, and Mondu are revolutionizing the B2B payment experience for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

In the “B2B as Easy as B2C? Bringing SME Payments and Financing Up to Speed” panel discussion, experts and industry participants will explore different approaches to enhance user experience, reduce manual friction, and meet the cash flow needs of SMEs. The session will also delve into the importance of investing in SME fraud prevention and underwriting strategies to ensure seamless payment experiences, and debate the role of artificial intelligence (AI) and automated decision-making in underwriting, as well as the data sources that truly matter.

Speakers:

  • Ingmar Stupp, Founder, Tilta
  • Stephan Haslebacher. Co-Founder & COO, Moss
  • Joan Swanson, Head of Fraud Prevention, Mondu

Moderator:

  • Dr. Niklas Guske, COO, Taktile
What’s Next for Open Banking and Open Finance in Europe?

When: Tuesday June 06, 15:50 – 16:25 (35min)

Where: Fusion Stage, RAI

During the “What’s Next for Open Banking and Open Finance in Europe?” panel discussion, attendees will get to learn how regulators are creating competition between payments methods in Europe, how open finance will unlock opportunities outside of core banking, discover whether Europe’s ambition to be the global trailblazer for open finance will be realized, and what could give this ambition teeth.

Attendees will get to hear updates from the European Commission on related policy programs, and hear firsthand how its stance on the future of open banking and finance with the bloc aligns (or diverges) from that of industry associations and market players.

Speakers:

  • Charles Damen, Chief Product Officer, Token.io
  • Eric Ducoulombier, Head of Retail and Payments, European Commission’s Department of Financial Stability and Capital Markets (DG FISMA)
  • Gijs Boudewijn, General Manager, Dutch Payments Association

Moderator:

  • Nilixa Devlukia, Chair, Open Finance Association
3 Signs You’re Greenwashing (and Everybody Knows It)

When: Tuesday June 06, 15:55 – 16:15 (20min)

Where: Outer Limits, RAI

In the wake of the ESG revolution, it’s essential for businesses to act responsibly and avoid greenwashing. Fintech companies, eager to embrace sustainability, have sometimes blurred the lines between genuine intentions and marketing tactics.

The “3 Signs You’re Greenwashing (and Everybody Knows It)” panel discussion will feature experts from Mambu, Bloom Money, and EQT Group, who will shed light on spotting greenwashing, the significance of small wins in ESG, and whether the industry can truly deliver on ethical practices and sustainable investments.

Speakers:

  • Fernando Zandona, Interim CEO, Mambu
  • Nina Mohanty, CEO & Co-Founder, Bloom Money
  • Carolina Brochado, Partner and Deputy Head of EQT Growth Advisory Team, EQT Group
From Winter to Spring: Restoring Customer Confidence in Crypto

When: Wednesday June 07, 10:05 – 10:25 (20min)

Where: Elements, RAI

Crypto may have faced its challenges, but it’s far from dead. This engaging debate will delve into the path forward for crypto and explore the crucial steps needed to restore public confidence.

During the “From Winter to Spring: Restoring Customer Confidence in Crypto” session, industry experts will present competing visions for the future of crypto while addressing the major obstacles hindering widespread adoption. Drawing from the lessons learned during the crypto winter, attendees will get to examine how these experiences can inspire a brighter future for crypto users and investors.

Speakers:

  • Jean-Baptiste Graftieaux, Global CEO, Bitstamp
  • Sergej Kunz, Co-Founder, 1inch Network
  • Gina Ordonez Pari, Head of LatAm, Zimpler

Moderator:

  • Anna Irrera, Senior Editor, Crypto, Bloomberg
Harnessing the Hype: ABN AMRO and Citi on How Generative AI is Revolutionizing Financial Services

When: Wednesday June 07, 11:05 – 11:25 (20min)

Where: Encore, RAI

Generative AI has the power to revolutionize the financial services industry, providing unprecedented insights, streamlining processes, and enhancing decision-making capabilities. In this session, experts from Citi, ABN AMRO Bank N.V. and Bain & Company will come together to explore the opportunities and challenges presented by generative AI in financial services.

The “Harnessing the Hype: ABN AMRO and Citi on How Generative AI is Revolutionizing Financial Services” panel will delve into various aspects, including the different types of generative models being utilized, the advantages and limitations of generative AI, ethical considerations, and practical applications in risk management, fraud detection, and customer service.

By attending this session, participants will gain valuable knowledge about how generative AI is shaping the future of finance and the key considerations for successful implementation in their organizations.

Speakers:

  • Emily Turner, Citi Institutional Clients Group, Citi
  • Annerie Vreugdenhil, Chief Commercial Officer Personal & Business Banking, Member of the Executive Board, ABN AMRO Bank N.V.

Moderator:

  • Jeff Tijssen, Global Head of Fintech, Bain & Company
Beyond Commodity in Open Finance: The Ecosystem Approach

When: Wednesday June 07, 11:40 – 12:05 (25min)

Where: Fusion Stage, RAI

With open finance innovation on the rise, financial institutions are evaluating how to embrace this opportunity to augment their business models and acquire new customers. A recent survey from Celent revealed that 23% of executives think taking an ecosystem approach to growth is their most urgent priority in 2023.

In the “Beyond Commodity in Open Finance: The Ecosystem Approach” session, the panel will highlight the evolution we’ve seen to date in open finance and will share their experiences in leveraging partnerships within and outside the industry to enable more compelling and contextualized financial services to a larger share of consumers.

Speakers:

  • Tasha Chouhan, UK & IE Banking Director, Tink
  • Kelvin Tan, Global Head of SC nexus, Standard Chartered; CEO audax, Standard Chartered Bank; audax financial technology
  • Chloé Mayenobe, COO, Solaris

Moderator:

  • Charith Mendis, Head of Banking, Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Business and Finance in Lockstep

When: Wednesday June 07, 12:40 – 13:20 (40min)

Where: Fusion Stage, RAI

During the “Business and Finance in Lockstep” panel discussion, top executives from Payoneer, J.P. Morgan, Paysafe and SJK Insights will share their secrets to a successful collaboration and show how they blend finance and technology to make strategic decisions.

Audience members will leave with practical steps to closely align their business and finance teams, whether that’s two people or twenty-two, as well as best-in-class examples from a firm reaping the benefits.

Speakers:

  • Jody Perla, Managing Director, Global Banking & Payment Infrastructure, Payoneer
  • Priyanka Rath, Head of Global Liquidity and Account Solutions specialists, J.P. Morgan
  • Steven Delpy, Chief Banking Officer, Paysafe

Moderator:

  • Sarah Kocianski, Fintech Consultant and Advisor, SJK Insights
Banks Can’t Have It All: Embedded Finance vs Embedded Fintech

When: Wednesday June 07, 13:35 – 14:05 (30min)

Where: Fusion Stage, RAI

Embedded finance, the integration of financial services into the customer journeys of non-financial businesses, has gathered pace. Such is this pace that non-traditional financial services providers are becoming a threat to banks when it comes to market share.

Banks have a choice: they can either fight fire with fire and capitalize on the new distribution channels that embedded finance offers, or they can replicate the approach by embedding fintech products into their own digital banking platforms. However, banks can’t choose both.

The “Banks Can’t Have It All: Embedded Finance vs Embedded Fintech” session, featuring business leaders from FintechOS, OpenPayd and Societe Generale, will discuss these emerging trends and dive into ways traditional banking institutions can address this changing landscape.

Speakers:

  • Teo Blidarus, CEO & Co-Founder, FintechOS
  • Iana Dimitrova, CEO, OpenPayd
  • Claire Calmejane, Group Chief Innovation Officer, Societe Generale

Moderator:

  • Elizabeth Lumley, Deputy Editor, The Banker
Pay by Bank: A World Without Cards

When: Wednesday June 07, 14:05 – 14:30 (25min)

Where: Fusion Stage, RAI

In the “Pay by Bank: A World Without Cards” session, a panel of industry innovators will discuss their push for better payments, touching on topics including the new model payments networks, banks premium APIs and commercial variable recurring payments (VRPs).

Attendees will get to learn how account-to-account (A2A) payments are set to benefit the entire value chain, how open banking rails are the key to creating smarter, safer and faster payment experiences, and how, in a future far nearer than we might first think, we’ll all be paying (and getting paid) by bank globally.

Speakers:

  • Francesco Simoneschi, CEO & Co-Founder, TrueLayer
  • Megan Bramlette, Director, North America & EU Payment Acceptance, Amazon
  • Mark Brant, Chief Payments Officer, NatWest Group

Moderator:

  • Henk Van Hulle, CEO, Open Banking Implementation Entity
Trade Networks 2.0: Where Transparency and Data Privacy Work Together

When: Wednesday June 07, 14:35 – 15:00 (25min)

Where: Elements, RAI

The vulnerabilities of global trade were laid bare in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, making it clearer than ever that it’s past time to digitize the logistics networks.

The “Trade Networks 2.0: Where Transparency and Data Privacy Work Together” session will be a deep dive into the Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN) and what’s driving its success as a second generation trade network.

In the session, top experts from GSBN and the Hyperledger Foundation will cover the evolution of distributed ledger and related technologies (DLTs), as well as new models for governing trade networks that deliver on the promise of decentralization, delivering scale, efficiency, reliability, cost savings and more.

Speakers:

  • Daniela Barbosa, Executive Director, Hyperledger Foundation, and General Manager Blockchain and Identity at the Linux Foundation, Hyperledger Foundation, part of the Linux Foundation
  • Edmund To, Chief Technology Officer, Global Shipping Business Network (GSBN)

Moderator:

  • Ryan Rugg, Head of Digital Assets, TTS, Citi
Fully Regulated Tokenization of Real World Assets: Germany

When: Wednesday June 07, 15:20 – 15:50 (30min)

Where: Fusion Stage, RAI

Whether BCG, BlackRock or J.P. Morgan, the big banks are intensively exploring DLT as a new infrastructure to issue and settle securities in a fully digital and efficient way. While many financial institutions and central banks are piloting tokenized securities, most are shying away from investing heavily in the infrastructure due to the absence of regulation.

With the new Electronic Securities Act 2021 (eWpG), German regulators are driving the adoption of blockchain in the financial ecosystem.

In the “Fully Regulated Tokenization of Real World Assets: Germany” session, attendees will get to hear on live case studies, benefits and use cases of a DLT-based capital market infrastructure for financial institutions, understand why banks are adopting this new approach and what is waiting around the corner.

Speakers:

  • Michael Duttlinger, CEO, Cashlink
  • Dr. Florian Toncar, Parliamentary State Secretary at the Federal Ministry of Finance, Federal Ministry of Finance
  • Patrick Marquardt, Managing Director, LAIQON Token GmbH (formerly Lloyd Token GmbH)

Moderator:

  • Dr. Anika Patz, Associated Partner, YPOG
Fintech In Africa: Scaling for Impact and Driving Economic Growth

When: Wednesday June 07, 15:23 – 15:48 (25min)

Where: Money-Bot, RAI

Africa’s fintech ecosystem has emerged as a bright spot of growth in recent years. The continent is home to thousands of fintech startups transforming financial services across the entire value chain.

In the “Fintech In Africa: Scaling for Impact and Driving Economic Growth” session, experts from Flutterwave, one of the innovators at the forefront of Africa’s fintech transformation, and McKinsey & Company will discuss what the future holds for the fledgling ecosystem and explore how emerging technologies are being leveraged by innovative entrepreneurs to tackle the continent’s most pressing challenges.

Speakers:

  • Mayowa Kuyoro, Partner, Leader of Africa Fintech, McKinsey & Company
  • Olugbenga Agboola, CEO, Flutterwave
Generative AI within Fintech & Financial Services

When: Wednesday June 07, 15:37 – 15:57 (20min)

Where: The Summits, RAI

ChatGPT is the “iPhone moment of AI,” but what does it mean for banking and fintech? Some are racing to integrate generative AI across every function of a bank from asset management to fraud detection and customer service.

During the “Generative AI within Fintech & Financial Services” panel discussion, leaders at BBVA, Swift, ING and NVIDIA will explore how banks and fintech companies evaluate generative AI, which applications they embed with AI first, and why waiting to invest is not an option.

Speakers:

  • Chalapathy Neti, Head AI CoE, Swift
  • Mariana Gomez de la Villa, Innovation Lead, ING
  • Jon Ander Beracoechea Alava, Advanced Analytics Discipline Head, BBVA

Moderator:

  • Malcolm DeMayo, Global VP, Financial Services, NVIDIA
Power to the People: The Next Era for Wealthtech

When: Wednesday June 07, 16:05 – 16:30 (25min)

Where: Elements, RAI

As the world deepens into recession, financial futures of the common person are more precarious and feel more out of control. Wealthtech and embedded finance can truly make a positive impact, if only the opportunity is realized.

In the “Power to the People: The Next Era for Wealthtech” panel, leading minds in wealthtech will discuss ways to improve access to relevant saving and investment tools and close the gender gaps. Experts will also look at consumer trust in new brands, and what this means for the banks and institutions that have dominated wealth and personal finance.

Speakers:

  • Victor Trokoudes, CEO & Co-Founder, Plum
  • Ruth Handcock, CEO, Octopus Investments
  • Mary Agbesanwa, Fintech Growth Lead, Seccl

Moderator:

  • Tamara Kostova, CEO, Velexa
What’s Sharia Got to Do With It? New Banking Solutions for an Evolving Muslim World

When: Wednesday June 07, 16:20 – 16:45 (25min)

Where: Money-Bot, RAI

Islam is one of fastest growing major religions in Europe with the continent home to more than 40 million Muslims. Yet, Muslims remain an underserved community on the continent.

From halal investment products to sharia-compliant banking solutions, the “What’s Sharia Got to Do With It? New Banking Solutions for an Evolving Muslim World” session will explore why it’s critical for banks and fintech companies to understand the unique needs of Muslims.

From fintech startups to established financial institutions, this session is a must-attend for anyone interested in understanding how to engage in the growing Islamic finance market and build a more inclusive financial system.

Speakers:

  • Omar Saleh, Founder & CEO, Khazna
  • Dima Djani, Founder & CEO, Hijra Bank

Moderator:

  • Monica Brand Engel, Co-founder and Managing Partner, Quona Capital
The Evolution of Identity

When: Thursday June 08, 10:00 – 10:25 (25min)

Where: Money-Bot, RAI

For the global economy to thrive and achieve full market potential, businesses including banks, financial institutions and online commerce organizations need access to critical infrastructure including effective credit bureaus, alternate data and standardized personal identification data.

In “The Evolution of Identity” session, experts in risk, digital transformation, alternate data and cybersecurity at Monnai, Crypto.com, Money20/20 and Vesey Ventures will discuss how financial services can be truly global and grow while managing increasing risk and fraud, new regulations and compliance, lack of data and evolving innovation and customer expectations.

Speakers:

  • Pierre Demarche, Co-Founder/CEO, Monnai
  • Abhi Bisarya, Global Head of Product, Crypto.com
  • Sanjib Kalita, Wizard, Money20/20
  • Dana Eli-Lorch, Co-Founder & General Partner, Vesey Ventures
Preventing the Existential Risk in Fintech: Fraud

When: Thursday June 08, 10:27 – 10:55 (28min)

Where: Money-Bot, RAI

Financial fraud is rapidly increasing, particularly in Europe. For fintech companies, fraud poses not only the risk of losing customer trust but also the potential to erode trust from industry partners.

In the “Preventing the Existential Risk in Fintech: Fraud” session, a panel of industry experts representing Alloy, ComplyAdvantage and Onfido will delve into how they are enabling fintech companies to find a delicate balance between fostering growth, maintaining industry partnerships, and ensuring compliance, even in the face of rising global fraud.

Speakers:

  • Laura Spiekerman, President and Co-founder, Alloy
  • Vatsa Narasimha, Chief Executive Officer, ComplyAdvantage

Moderator:

  • Yuelin Li, Chief Strategy Officer, Onfido
Opportunity for All: Making the Most of VC Funding

When: Thursday June 08, 10:40 – 11:10 (30min)

Where: Elements, RAI

Being funded is something any business should celebrate and is a testament to belief in an enterprise and a ticket for future growth. But the path of investment is littered with founders who have spent too quickly, or unwisely, along with those who simply were unable to secure funding at all.

In the “Opportunity for All: Making the Most of VC Funding” session, four well-known venture capitalists (VCs) representing Northzone, Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Generation Investment Management and AlbionVC will come together to offer their advice, expertise, and share tips to help startups make the most of any potential funding, alongside what not to do.

Speakers:

  • Sanjot Malhi, Partner, Northzone
  • Seema Amble, Partner, a16z
  • Lucia Rigo, Partner, Growth Equity, Generation Investment Management

Moderator:

  • Ed Lascelles, Partner, AlbionVC
Meet the Three Pillars of Disruption: AI, Open Banking and Instant Payments

When: Thursday June 08, 10:45 – 11:10 (25min)

Where: Fusion Stage, RAI

For an update on key trends disrupting current operational models and processes, the “Meet the Three Pillars of Disruption: AI, Open Banking and Instant Payments” panel will examine how ecosystem participants, including banks, fintech companies, market infrastructures, clients, and regulators, are evolving to deliver them.

Speakers:

  • Fabian Khoshbakht, Global Head of Client Insight & Innovation, BNY Mellon
  • Nico Strauss, Tribe Lead B2B Services, Rabobank
  • Khun Budsakorn Teerapunyachai, Senior Director, Payment Systems and Financial Technology Policy Department, Bank of Thailand

Moderator:

  • Livia Benisty, Chief Business Officer, Banking Circle
All About the BaaS: Shaping a New Governance Model

When: Thursday June 08, 11:15 – 11:40 (25min)

Where: Fusion Stage, RAI

While banking-as-a-service (BaaS) is a boon for many providers who can outsource the technology and licenses to a third party, there are question marks around governance, compliance and controls. Regulators around the world are desperately keen to avoid another Wirecard-like catastrophe where the adoption of fintech didn’t keep up with governance.

So what needs to change to ensure the industry doesn’t sleepwalk into Wirecard 2.0? The answer is a new model for BaaS that integrates governance across the value chain to ensure there is full transparency at a data level from the bank to the end customer.

The “All About the BaaS: Shaping a New Governance Model” session will outline a new model for BaaS, one that provides full data transparency, and discuss the role each of the parties must play in getting BaaS governance right.

Speakers:

  • Emma Hagan, Chief Risk and Compliance Officer, ClearBank
  • Lynda Strutton, Chief Operating Officer, Tribe Payments
  • Dr. Verena Thaler, Chief of Staff / Vice President Strategy, Raisin

Moderator:

  • Sarah Kocianski, Fintech Consultant and Advisor, SJK Insights
Does the Regulation Equation Equal Innovation?

When: Thursday June 08, 12:45 – 13:25 (40min)

Where: Fusion Stage, RAI

The opportunities of ever-evolving business models come hand in hand with ever-evolving regulation. With a slow economic outlook dominating the news cycle, businesses are developing strategies to adapt and overcome and looking to their partners to help carve a compliant path to success.

Fintech companies and their partners will need to utilize all the information at their disposal as they navigate stormy waters. In the “Does the Regulation Equation Equal Innovation?” session, experts from the Euro Banking Association, J.P. Morgan, Revolut, and 1inch Network will evaluate the changing regulatory landscape, how the industry can come together to influence upcoming changes, and the anticipated impacts on businesses as we look to 2024.

Speakers:

  • Daniel Szmukler, Director / Head of Innovation, Euro Banking Association
  • Ludovic Houri, Co-head of EMEA Payments & Commerce Solutions, J.P. Morgan
  • Adam Gagen, Global Head of Government Affairs, Revolut
  • Valeriya Minaeva, Partnerships & Comms, 1inch Network
The Disney of Money: Raising the Next Generation of Financially Savvy Kids

When: Thursday June 08, 13:00 – 13:20 (20min)

Where: Money-Bot, RAI

In the “The Disney of Money: Raising the Next Generation of Financially Savvy Kids” session, attendees will get to hear from three tech company founders that straddle the divide between fintech and edtech, and learn how being mission-driven enables three different brands to seamlessly operate under one company umbrella.

The discussion will dive into the responsibility of financial services companies to educate at the moment of decision-making, starting at birth.

Speakers:

  • Louise Hill, Co-founder and COO, GoHenry
  • Benoit Grassin, Co-founder & CEO, Pixpay
  • David Hijirida, President, Acorns
DORA: The Biggest Change in Payments No-One is Talking About

When: Thursday June 08, 14:30 – 14:55 (25min)

Where: Elements, RAI

The European Union (EU)’s Digital Operational Resilience Act (DORA) aims to mitigate systemic digital operational risk in an increasingly digitally connected EU financial services market. This new regulation is important because almost every type of financial institution across the EU will be required to ensure their suppliers and their suppliers’ security controls meet resilience standards.

The “DORA: The Biggest Change in Payments No-One is Talking About” session will cover how the regulation will accelerate cloud and third-party services adoption, and how concentration risk management is now both a system level and firm-level effort. The session will also look at how enhancements in service offerings result in fewer opportunities to restore operations in the event of a cyberattack. Also, the panel will consider the systemic risk of firms underinvesting in their own resilience, and how failures at a single bank could cause an avalanche of problems for others.

Speakers:

Abdellah Ben Hammou, Product Director, Klarna

Jessica Ramos, Head of Regulatory & Financial Affairs, EBA CLEARING

Moderator:

  • Jolanda Schekermans, Head of Product, API Experience, Form3
Have You Heard of the Metaverse?

When: Thursday June 08, 14:35 – 15:00 (25min)

Where: Fusion Stage, RAI

In this session, attendees will get to hear more on current actionable strategies for creating and governing the metaverse, alongside a dollop of realism to hopefully answer the tongue-in-cheek question: have you heard of the metaverse?

Speakers:

  • Cathy Mulligan, Sustainable Digital Economy Researcher, World Economic Forum
  • Sulabh Agarwal, Managing Director, Global Head of Payments, Accenture

Moderator:

  • Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer, Chief Curiosity Officer, Author, Speaker, Adviser & Educator