25 January 2022
Aaron is an innovative and creative journalist with extensive experience distilling complex issues into compelling content. He is a quick writer with the ability to produce rapid analysis on breaking news, as well as spend weeks drilling into a detailed topic to produce award-winning feature stories. He is the winner of a 2017 "Best in Business" award from the Society of American Business Editors and Writers. Also, he got listed by Time Magazine as one of the best Twitter accounts of 2014.
Alberto Garuccio's background is in Business Innovation and Finance and has gained over 15 years’ experience in innovation, investment and change management at KPMG, Fiat Group, Banca Sella and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center. Starting from 2019, he is the Innovation Leader at Reale Lab 1828. He loves support as volunteer top tier international innovation and entrepreneurial programs, such as Techstars.
Alex Jiménez is the Chief Strategy Officer at Extractable, a digital strategy, design, and data analytics consultancy focused on the future of financial services. His other recent experience includes leading technology strategic planning for the office of the CIO, at Zions Bancorporation, and managing Digital Banking and Payments Strategy and Innovation at Rockland Trust. He has been named to several industry influencer lists in the areas of FinTech, RegTech, Blockchain, InsurTech, Innovation, and Digital Marketing.
Amit is the Founder of MEDICI. He is consistently rated as both Global and Asia Top 100 experts in FinTech by various agencies. Amit is passionate about bringing actionable FinTech focused content, insights, a global FinTech platform and Global FinTech index plus other innovations to the ecosystem. Amit is on the FICCI's FinTech committee in India. Has been an advisor to many successful FinTech startups.
Andre is an experienced manager and founder with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. He is skilled in Digital Strategy, E-commerce, Sales, Events, Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and Venture Capital. Also, he is a strong business development professional graduated from Universität zu Köln.
Anna Irrera is a correspondent at Reuters in New York where she covers the financial technology sector and technology related developments at some of the world’s largest financial institutions. In her role she works on stories on topics at the intersection of Wall Street and Silicon Valley, including cryptocurrencies and their underlying technology blockchain, peer-to-peer lending and online investing.
Anne Boden is a tech entrepreneur. She is known as the founder and CEO of Starling Bank. She started her career at Lloyds Bank, where she helped architect CHAPS, the UK’s first real-time payments system. She worked at Standard Chartered and UBS, before becoming Head of EMEA, Global Transaction Banking across 34 countries for RBS and ABN AMRO. Starling Bank was founded in 2014 by Anne.
Founder and CEO of Italian startup Digital Business Innovation Srl, Antonio is regarded as one of the top Digital Transformation influencers on artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, digital transformation, the Internet of Things, and blockchain. He is currently collaborating with Siemens, Intel, The European Commission, Atos, Cisco, Ericsson, IBM and more. Antonio is an Accredited and Qualified Global Mentor for Startups and Scaleups by the World Business Angels Investment Forum.
Founder and President of The Rudin Group, April J. Rudin is widely acknowledged as a top marketing strategist for the financial-services and wealth-management sectors. Distinguished by her ability to forecast and leverage critical trends and her expertise in digital and traditional media, she leads a firm, now in its tenth year, that designs bespoke marketing campaigns for some of the world's leading wealth-management firms, fintechs, and family offices; campaigns that strengthen brand value and drive client acquisition.
He is a distinguished financial services executive consultant and though leader. He is a globally recognized leader with deep financial services and wealth management domain expertise. He has exceptional leadership skills and nearly two decades of proven track record leading multi-cultural teams in the U.S., Europe, & Asia-Pacific; as well as entrepreneurial background having successfully run own start-up for 3 years.
Bradley Leimer is Co-Founder of Unconventional Ventures, which connects founders to funders, provides mentorship to entrepreneurs, advisory to corporates, and broadens opportunities for diversity within the ecosystem. As the former Head of Innovation and Fintech Strategy at Santander U.S., his team connected the bank to the fintech ecosystem and served as an observatory for the global organization for trends originating in the U.S. that have potential to expand and accelerate globally.
Brett King is a world-renowned futurist and speaker, an International Bestselling Author, and a media personality who covers the future of business, technology and society. He previously advised the Obama administration on Fintech policy and advises regulators and bank boards around the world on technology transformation.
With over 17 years of experience Bruno's is focused on near-future, observations and actionable foresight, working continuously to be a leading voice on a wide range of topics including digital transformation Fintech, Cybersecurity, Digital Banking, BI & Analytics. He has specialized in multi-million technology-enabled business transformations projects around the World.
He is a strategic leader at StrategyCorps helping fintech and finserv win marketshare. Most recently he drove Geezeo’s marketing efforts as the CMO and an investor. Geezeo grew to 550+ domestic clients, reached profitability and became a leading SaaS white-label fintech firm offering digital financial management and data solutions to financial institution, core and digital banking companies.
Charlotte Crosswell is the CEO of Innovate Finance, the independent industry body for the UK Fintech sector. She has over 20 years financial services experience including CEO, Advisor and Non-Executive Director of trading platforms, government advisory boards, clearing houses, fintech companies and financial services lobbying groups.
Chris Brummer is a law professor at Georgetown University Law Center and the Faculty Director of Georgetown's Institute of International Economic Law. His books include Cryptoassets: Legal, Regulatory and Monetary Perspectives and Fintech Law in a Nutshell. He is also the Founder of Washington DC's Fintech Week. Chris has taught at several leading universities including Vanderbilt Law, where he was an assistant professor, and the universities of Basel, Heidelberg, and the London School of Economics.
Chris Gledhill regularly ranks #1 top global FinTech influencer and often speaks and writes about FinTech, Banking and the future of financial services. Chris was lead mobile architect and led the disruptive innovation labs at Lloyds Banking Group before becoming CEO and Co-Founder of FinTech Startup Secco. Chris has both a technical & business background with expertise spanning a wide range of disruptive technologies including Blockchain, AI, API and Big Data.
Chris Skinner is known as one of the most influential people in technology and known as an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech through his blog, the Finanser.com. His latest book (sixteenth!) is called Doing Digital and shares the lessons of doing digital transformation learned through interviews with BBVA, China Merchants Bank, DBS, ING and JPMorgan Chase.
He is a growth hacker, relationship builder with a unique experience working client-side, agency-side, as an independent advisor and for a number of global data, software and SaaS solution providers. His previous experience include IBM, WPP and Bazaarvoice. He has designed and implemented successful marketing and business development programmes leveraging best-of-class digital marketing, social media, events, SEO and research strategies.
Damien is a financial executive who could give you an outstanding competitive advantage optimizing your value creation process. Alumnus of Dauphine, HEC Paris & INSEAD, Damien CABADI is Chief Financial Officer of a new regulated financial entity started from scratch in Luxembourg. He was previously CFO of MassMutual Europe, life insurance subsidiary of the American MassMutual group.
Daniel Newman is an entrepreneur focused in the technology and digital space. Founder, partner and operator of 4 companies ranging from his role as Principal Analyst at Futurum Research, a Technology and Analysis firm to the CEO of Broadsuite Media Group and President of Digital Agency V3B. He is also an author and contributor to some of the world’s largest media outlets.
He is a financial services enterpreneur, ex-consultant with a computer science and maths background. He enjoys making something out of nothing. His specialties include retail finance, online services, data warehousing, cloud computing, risk management, insurance, actuarial modelling and regulation.
David G.W Birch is an author, advisor and commentator on digital financial services. He leads 15Mb Ltd (his advisory practice), is Global Ambassador for Consult Hyperion (the secure electronic transactions consultancy that he helped to found), Technology Fellow at the Centre for the Study of Financial Innovation (the London-based think tank), a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey Business School and holds a number of board-level advistory roles.
Named by Thomson Reuters as the UK’s top social influencer in risk, compliance and regtech in 2017, David Doughty is a Corporate Governance expert and business mentor who works with company directors to assist them in building their boards and ensuring they are as effective as they possibly can be. David discusses a range of topics online, from corporate governance to compliance and risk management.
David Gerbino is passionate about FinTech Startups, Retail and Commercial Banking, Digital Marketing, Database Marketing, Email Marketing, Marketing Analytics, Product/Household Profitability, Business Performance Management, Data Visualization, Business Intelligence, and KPIs. David is currently a FinTech, Bank and Data-Driven Marketing Consultant. He spends his spare time mentoring and advising FinTech startups.
David helps senior B2B buyers find actionable information and guidance they need to purchase complex IT solutions, enabling them to achieve their business objectives. As a trusted adviser, he provides market intelligence and analysis to help his client's CMO or CRO answer the "so what" questions that customers have about their offerings.
David Jiménez Maireles is a digital banking strategist with over 12 years of international experience in Europe, US and Asia. He has worked with two of the most innovative banks in the world: Banco Santander and ING and one of top FinTech in the world: Raisin. He has a broad experience from launching business, leading marketing activities, and creating growth strategies and forging key partnerships with FinTech companies and financial institutions in different geographies.
David is the CEO of 11:FS and since his dream of being a sportsperson was crushed (along with the ligaments in his knee!) and he had to get a proper job, he has worked in pretty much every angle of financial services industry but never lost that competitive desire to win. Having pitched, established and run billion-pound transformations for some of the biggest FS companies on the planet the realisation that digital banking is only 1% finished has spurred his desire to establish an organisation that can actually make it happen.
Devie Mohan is an influential writer, speaker and commentator on fintech, and has been listed as a top 10 global fintech influencer by several groups. Devie is the co-founder and CEO of Burnmark, a fintech research company, that supplies research and data to players of the fintech ecosystem. Devie has helped several banks, fintech startups, innovation groups and investors understand the trends in the fintech industry, helping them set their corporate, marketing and investment strategies.
Dheepak is a senior leader with nearly two decades of industry experience in Banking, Insurance, Business Services. He has proven expertise in FinTech, Transformation, Program Management, Business IT, Digital, Data & Customer Experience using design thinking. He has worked with large brands like ING, AXA, Allsec with strong exposure to local, regional markets.
Dinis is a doer, CEO, board member and digital and crypto economics driver and evangelist. He creates and helps companies, organisations gain greater value and maximise Return on Investment and Return on Attention in a digital disruptive world. He created a bank between Africa and Asia, managed crowdsale campaigns and multiple startups worth over hundreds of millions of dollars.
Robin Kiera is an Insurtech and Digital Transformation expert, speaker and author. Born and raised in Germany with a doctorate in history and over 10 year experience in traditional companies as well as start-ups he chose to devote himself to digital change. He combines experience in leading large transformation projects in the insurance industry with a deep understanding of digital products and business models.
Efrem Hoffman is CEO and founder of Running Alpha. Mr. Hoffman is a thought-leader in Smart-Data Analysis Architecture & developer of Quantum-Behavioral Trading Machines; with 180 citations & multiple info-tech patents referenced in patents granted to Fortune 500 Companies & Research Think-Tanks.
Eric is a predictive analytics and business planning innovator, author, and speaker. He is the Director of Thought Leadership at The Institute of Business Forecasting (IBF), as well as the Director of Demand Planning at Escalade Sports. In 2016, he received the Excellence in Business Forecasting & Planning award from The IBF.
Faisal Khan is a banking / payments consultant specializing in cross-border payment systems and a crypto money evangelist. He is the co-host of Around the Coin, a weekly podcast on Payments & Fintech with over 22,000+ listeners. Mr. Khan is a talent scout for Series A & B financing for various fintech VCs/funds. He is also a frequent contributor to popular Q&A site Quora where he has been a Top Writer for 6 consecutive years.
Fernando is a professional with more than 23 years of expertise in the digital landscape who combines technological knowledge with strategic and business vision. During his career trajectory he has refined the vision and digital strategies of the clients he helped during his consultancy stage, as well as the financial institutions for which he has worked, taking a key role in their strategic processes of innovation and digital transformation.
Florian is a VC investor at astoryaVC investing in early-stage startups in Europe with a focus on technologies that could build the next insurance generation. His skills include investment & financial modeling, entrepreneurship & business development, and strategy analysis. He is double-degreed from an engineering school and a business school.
Gabriela has more than 15 years of experience in the Financial sector, during which she has been responsible for Business Development, Commercial Activity and Innovation. She has been named # Top100 Female Leader in Spain and has entered the Top 50 of influencers in Fintech.
Gokul Alex is a Blockchain Educator, Enterprise Architect, Data Scientist, Internet Technologist, and Quantum Computing Researcher with strong expertise on Artificial Intelligence, Distributed Computing, Digital Transformation, Epistemology, Innovation Management, Social Entrepreneurship and Semiotics. He is an advisor to numerous Startups, Funds, Communities, Governmental and Non-Governmental Organizations, Social Networks, Regulatory Bodies and Business Consortiums.
Haseeb Awan is working on solving complicated financial & economical problems with the help of technology. He has a track record of two successful business exits, raising over 100M in venture capital & growing the customer base from 0-4 Million users & expanding the business globally into 15 countries across 4 continents within 18 months.
Haydn Shaughnessy helps companies to fix transformations and promote business agility within new business ecosystems. He came to this work through his research and analysis of business platforms and ecosystems. He wrote one of the first books on the modern platform and ecosystem model (The Elastic Enterprise) and has contributed to the Harvard Business Review, Forbes and Gigaom on new business techniques, especially around platform disruption.
A firm believer in applying market-based solutions to fast track social and environmental impact; and a passionate advocate for Sustainable Finance, Helene is a management consultant by training and a seasoned finance industry professional with long tenures in strategic planning and marketing roles at global financial institutions such as J.P. Morgan, Lombard Odier, and BNP Paribas.
Horst has an extensive experience directing the development and implementation of technology based solutions for financial institutions and corporate treasury departments such as core banking, cash-treasury-risk-management, investment advisory, and electronic bill presentment. He has a solid financial industry background with an educational and practical foundation in finance and computer science.
Ian's passion is in working within complex industries where there's a large room for improvement by leveraging new technologies. At Tasting Room, he has a wide range of responsibilities in product, including leading a redesign of the product, developing and prioritizing new features and requests from its partners and other departments, interview and survey users, and interpret important metrics. As a product manager at Acorns, a microinvesting app with 3 million downloads, he was the product owner for “Grow,” an in-app financial education product. Leveraging his 3.5 years of experience as a reporter, he used his knowledge of the fintech & consumer tech landscape to develop a product that catered to the millennial audience, and worked with stakeholders, designers, engineers, and a content team to delivery the best product to its customers. He also received a certification on product management from Udemy, an online learning platform. He has written for a number of publications and has been cited by a number of news outlets, including Vogue, Vanity Fair, Bloomberg Businessweek, Re/Code, The Information, CNBC, TechCrunch, Barrons, ABC News, TIME, and groups like NASDAQ, Morgan Stanley analyst notes, and Stanford Law and Business School. In addition, he has been a guest on radio and television programs to discuss my work.
JP is a trusted advisor to companies from startups to the Fortune 500, a popular writer, and a top rated keynote speaker. He is often quoted in the media, and his name regularly appears on multiple lists as an influential thought leader, but what really drives him is helping people turn ideas into results. JP and his groundbreaking work on innovation have been featured in some of the industry’s top publications, including Forbes, American Banker and Business Insider.
James is a Strategy & Transactions equity partner in EY, where he leads the organisation's dedicated financial technology capability across Asia-Pacific - with a focus on growth-stage and “challenger” fintechs, financial services industry convergence, and digital transformation. Operating under the 'EY-Parthenon' brand, he also serves as APAC leader of EY’s global payments practice. Prior to EY, he helped build and scale a venture-backed alternative-finance platform enabling banks to profitably offer short-term unsecured loans to underserved small businesses.
Since 2010, Jay has focused on digital media consulting, serving B2B markets in finance and technology, helping business leaders and their companies use social networks to build brand visibility and authority, using content marketing and curation, coupled with strategic outreach and engagement of key industry influencers.
Jean is a growth-hacker, tech influencer, social media manager, & senior consulant at Merkutio. Previously, he was the product owner at DXLab BNP Paribas through Digital experience. His role was to manage projects on new technologies but also to monitor industry and technology, to source startups to do open-innovation with trades.
Jill Castilla leads Citizens Bank of Edmond as its President and Chief Executive Officer and Chairwoman of its bank holding company. Jill transformed the struggling small institution into the most innovative community bank in the nation. She is the visionary behind "Heard on Hurd", a monthly community building event that draws over 25,000 to a bank celebration. Jill recently filed for her first patent, bank technology for remote cash processing. Jill also serves as Civilian Aide to the Secretary of the Army.
Jim Bruene (Founder & Principal Consultant) founded his boutique fintech consultancy Financial Innovations in 1994 and began publishing Online Banking Report in 1995 and the Netbanker blog in 2004. In 2007, the company entered the live-event field with the popular Finovate global event series showcasing new fintech and in 2014, the FinDEVr series for developers focused on the TECH in fintech.
Jim Marous is an internationally recognized financial industry strategist, co-publisher of The Financial Brand and the owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report. Marous advises on innovation, portfolio growth, customer experience, marketing strategies, channel shift, payments and digital transformation within the financial services industry.
Jochen is an experienced entrepreneur with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. He has professional skills in Single Euro Payments Area (SEPA), Monetization, Banking, Electronic Payments, and E-commerce. He is internationally recognized FinTech and digitalization influencer, keynote speaker, blogger and podcaster.
Fintech Strategist Top #Fintech influencer with 25+ years experience as an entrepreneur and seasoned business leader with diverse industry and functional expertise. Proven success in new market identification and strategic positioning, involving both start-up and growth organizations. John has experience in driving growth and building market-focused teams while reducing overhead costs and inefficiencies.
and enterprise collaboration. She has more than 17 years of experience in management consulting, having worked for companies such as Accenture and Deloitte Consulting. Kamales has consulted for companies across various regions and industries, including UBS, SBB and Victorinox.
Kelly Barner is the Owner and Managing Director of Buyers Meeting Point. Kelly worked for Ahold USA (parent company of grocery chains Stop & Shop, Hannaford, Giant Landover, and more) on their not for resale sourcing team, specializing in systems implementation and hired services category sourcing. She spent three years as the Associate Director of consulting services at Emptoris before it was acquired by IBM in 2011.
He is a financial services enterpreneur, ex-consultant with a computer science and maths background. He enjoys making something out of nothing. His specialties include retail finance, online services, data warehousing, cloud computing, risk management, insurance, actuarial modelling and regulation.
Marc Lussy is a Swiss citizen with a strong foothold in Brazil and China. For a decade, he worked as a trader and in wealth management. Subsequently he was put in charge of large-scale change-management and IT projects. The financial planner became an independent adviser on digitization eight years ago, has been a partner at IBO a wealthtech company for three years and a senior advisor and mentor at F10 the leading Swiss Fintech Incubator & Accelerator since since 2016.
She is an award-winning magazine writer and business journalist living in New York. As a senior writer at Fortune, she writes features and analysis about finance, gender, and the intersection of policy and business. She also write the weekly Lady Business newsletter, about women in the business world. Her first book, Startup Money Made Easy, was published by Harper Collins in 2019.
Matt has Global business development, new Digital businesses, FinTech & customer experience and has driven change at two of the World’s leading banks. He is experienced in transforming & navigating in complex global corporate environments. He has taken the last four years to research and consult to banking and insurance clients to help them define cutting-edge strategies and implement engaging customer solutions that transform and disrupt the financial services industry.
Matteo has been actively engaged in the FinTech space for over 20 years and has deep connections amongst global banks executives, startups and investors. He knows how to bridge traditional banking with new or disruptive technologies, because he understands both. A true multicultural European executive, he conducts business in Italian, English, French, Spanish and Portuguese. In his 13 years role at SWIFT, Matteo covered various activities in sales and global account relationship.
Michael E. Kitces is the Head of Planning Strategy for Buckingham Wealth Partners, a private wealth management firm located in St Louis, Missouri, that oversees approximately $50 billion of client assets. In addition, he is the co-founder of the XY Planning Network, AdvicePay, fpPathfinder, and New Planner Recruiting, former practitioner editor of the Journal of Financial Planning, and the publisher of the e-newsletter The Kitces Report and the popular financial planning industry blog Nerd’s Eye View through his website www.Kitces.com, dedicated to advancing knowledge in financial planning.
Mike Quindazzi is managing director and the U.S. digital alliances leader for PwC. He has 30 years invested in gathering industry experience and crafting his management consulting abilities, leading teams and global companies on innovation, strategy and transformational initiatives.
Nasir is CEO of The LHoFT - The Luxembourg House of Financial Technology, a public/private sector initiative to drive fintech innovation in Luxembourg. He is also a Non-Executive Board Director of Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken (SEB) S.A and sits on the IMF’s High Level Advisory Group on Finance and Technology. Nasir has worked in Financial Services for 20 years. a Sloan Fellow from London Business School.
He is a banker turned entrepreneur and investor - passionate about improving the availability and usability of financial products and services. In his opinion, financial products should enable wealth creation and wealth preservation for the user, and the subsequent success or failure of the product / service provider should depend on the value created for the user. He is an experienced public speaker and media spokesperson. Most commonly, he engages on the subjects of entrepreneurship, finance and investment, financial literacy and the role of technology / innovation within the finance sector.
He is an expert in communication and digital marketing for with proven national success from global organizations and real results. He has worked with executive teams and management groups in order to define national strategies and have excelled at strategy delivery in both B2B and B2C areas. He is a digital influencer and a FinTech specialist.
Nigel is a partner in Deloitte's Financial Services technology practice. Nigel has a background in end to end technology transformation, digital transformation and InsurTech – key enablers in enabling insurers on the journey to become true digital insurers. Prior to this, Nigel led the UK Insurance business for Capgemini.
Nitin has expertise in driving the business transformation & innovation with the fair usage of technology & business process refinement, which results in implementing transformational change in line with organisational values, objectives & priorities with delivering high-end customer satisfaction & business value through process efficiency, standardization, simplification & automation.
Omar is the President at 66 Owls. He helps start-ups expand their business in local or global market by providing Finaning, Supply chain and Marketing solutions. His interests include Behavioral Finance, Blockchain, Financial Engineering, Web Intelligence and Big Data, Computational Neuroscience and Disruptive Technologies.
Oscar is a senior city correspondent in London, covering banking and finance. He was formerly a senior reporter at Business Insider and worked for the London Evening Standard and UK Independent newspapers before that. His investigation into scams in cryptocurrency markets was shortlisted for the prestigious Gerald Loeb Awards 2018 in the beat reporting category.
Pascal co-founded MiddleGame Ventures (MGV) and invests in fintech startups (post seed, series a, series b in Europe and the US). He also co-founded the RegTech Lab and the Nadifin fintech accelerator. Prior to that, he was a venture partner with Santander InnoVentures, co-founder of Route 66 venture arm.
Patty Hines has over 20 years of experience in financial services across business, technology, and operations. Her areas of expertise include corporate-to-bank integration, online cash management, delivery channels, and customer relationship management along with end-to-end commercial and small business lending. Patty’s experience spans advisory research, financial institution, and technology provider firms.
Peter Renton is the founder of Lend Academy, the leading news and educational resource for the marketplace lending industry. He has been writing about this industry since 2010 and he is the author and creator of the Lend Academy Podcast, the first and most popular podcast on lending and fintech innovation. He is considered one of the world’s leading experts on marketplace lending and speaks regularly on the topic at industry conferences.
Ravindra is an award winning technical writer and prolific reader with an immense experience in the insurance industry. His current interests include digital distribution of life insurance, socialmedia, fintech, banking technology, blockchain, and insurance payments communications.
Rob Findlay is a Digital Innovation Lead at Amazon Web Services for Australia & New Zealand. He oversees design and innovation development for new and established industries, bringing fresh ideas and creative approaches to corporate problems. He is passionate about the power of design to solve any challenge. Also, he is excited by the Asia Pacific region and its potential.
Rob joined Balderton Capital in 2009 and was promoted to partner in 2015. Companies he has worked with at Balderton include Carwow, Zego, Cleo, Wagestream, Mojiworks, Patients Know Best, Wooga, Nutmeg and Prodigy Finance. Rob's focus sectors are fintech, insurance and blockchain. He also has experience in games and marketplaces. Marketing is a particular area of interest, and Rob is responsible for best practice sharing in marketing across the portfolio.
Ron Shevlin is the Managing Director of Fintech Research at Cornerstone Advisors. Author of the book Smarter Bank and the Fintech Snark Tank on Forbes, Ron is ranked among the top fintech influencers globally, and is a frequent keynote speaker at banking and fintech industry events.
Scarlett Sieber is a highly sought after international speaker, thought leader and innovator. Working as both an early stage technology entrepreneur within global private and public institutions as an innovation leader, her unique background enables her to create social receptivity by tailoring her message to whomever she is speaking to.
Sebastien Meunier has a successful track of defining business strategies and leading global transformations in Financial. Passionate about innovation and new technologies, he has developed a large network in Fintech, meeting with many startups, investors and organizations in this space. Understanding the potential of the new technologies allows him to anticipate their impact and to create opportunities for Financial Institutions.
Simon is the founder of the Challenger bank news portal http://everly.eu/. Simon is focused on sharing industry news, reports, and other insights in Challenger/Neo banking niche. Everly's posts and articles had 2021 more than 2M views helped increase awareness and brought new investors or new customers to its clients.
Simon Taylor is the Co-Founder and Blockchain Practice Lead at 11:FS. Simon has been immersed in the technology of financial services for as long as he’s been working and is consistently voted one of the most influential people in Banking, Insurance and Fintech by banks, his peers and a number of industry bodies. Simon Led Blockchain Research and Development at Barclays, where Barclays became the first bank in the world to perform a live trade finance transaction over a Blockchain / DLT with a real customer attached.
Spiros Margaris is a venture capitalist, futurist, keynote speaker and senior advisor (some mandates: wefox Group, SparkLabs Global, mediastalker, Yield Growth, and F10 Accelerator). He is the founder of Margaris Ventures. He is the first international influencer to achieve ‘The Triple Crown’ ranking (Global № 1 FinTech, Blockchain, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) influencer by Onalytica). He regularly appears in the top three positions of established global industry influencer rankings.
Stessa is an internationally recognized expert on the digital transformation of the global banking industry. She has an extensive network, skill with research methods, and tacit knowledge. Also, she has experience in counsel financial services companies, technology firms, and investors on product, solution, and investment strategies.
Steven McLaughlin, managing partner and chief executive officer of investment banking boutique Financial Technology Partners, is in the No. 1 spot. He has delivered on his boasts of being most active as far as the sheer number of deals across the global FinTech landscape. McLaughlin works on multiple continents and areas of FinTech, and with companies at almost any stage of maturity.
Susanne Chishti is the CEO of FINTECH Circle, Europe's 1st Investor Network focused on fintech investments & Founder of the FINTECH Circle Institute, the leading fintech learning platform offering Innovation Workshops to C-level executives and fintech courses. She is also the Co-Editor of the Bestseller "The FINTECH Book" which has been translated into 10 languages and is sold across 107 countries, The WealthTECH Book, The InsurTECH Book, The PAYTECH Book, The AI Book and The LEGALTECH Book (published by WILEY in 2020).
Theo is a public speaker, writer, and advisor, who work seeks to spark innovation in the public and private sectors for the benefits of the forgotten demographics and to create a more inclusive society. She is the founder of Unconventional Ventures, which focuses on developing and growing an ecosystem of financial institutions, corporations, startups, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and accelerators to better address the unmet needs of consumers, with keen interests in women and minority founders.
Tim Swanson is the founder and director of research at Post Oak Labs and Head of Market Intelligence at Clearmatics. He was previously a visiting research fellow at the Singapore University of Social Sciences as well as at Sim Kee Boon Institute at Singapore Management University. He worked in East Asia for more than six years and is currently based in the US. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University.
Tom Blomfield is ex-CEO of Monzo, a new kind of bank, designed for smartphones. Tom previously founded GoCardless, a fintech startup that has gone on to raise $25m. In 2013, he was nominated as one of the Top 5 Entrepreneurs Under 30 by the European Commission. He gives talks regularly about the future of banking and fintech.
Ton helps tech-entrepreneurs-on-a-mission to shape the business they've always aspired to run: Remarkable and Impactful. He uses his two secret powers: Perceptiveness and Energy, plus 28 years of experience in strategic product marketing, product strategy, and technology evangelism in the international enterprise business software space.
Urs Bolt has 30+ years experience in wealth management, investment banking and related technology businesses. His core expertise is to develop and roll out new digital business platforms. His current focus is to help financial service providers and tech companies to review/refocus business strategies, advise on strategic projects, develop solutions and markets, and build business partnerships.
Vladimer Botsvadze is a globally-renowned, multi-award winning, digital transformation and social media influencer, Fortune 500 consultant, thought leader, professor, keynote speaker, startup advisor, and TV commentator. He is THE FIRST GLOBAL INFLUENCER, who achieved the No. 1 Marketing, AI, Retail, Management, Sales, Digital Transformation, Startups, Innovation, Procurement and Supply Chain global ranking by Thinkers360 He is ranked No. 2 Global Retail Tech Influencer by GlobalData.
Xavier is a Fintech Thought Leader and specialist of WealthTech with strong expertise in Private Equity. He is a Fintech speaker and writer and regularly writes about the future of banking and emerging trends in Fintech. He is an expert of digital economy and more specifically innovations in finance. He is a banker with expertise in Private Equity (Venture Capital), wealth management and a sharp interest in disruptive Finance inclusion and Regulation.
Yoni Assia is the CEO of eToro, the world’s leading social trading platform. Yoni has shown interest in finance and computer science since youth, and so, decided to merge his passions. Yoni is a member of the YPO and was included by Financial News in its prestigious Fintech 40 ranking and by City A.M. as a Fintech 100 top influencer. He holds a B.Sc. in Computer Science and Management and an MSC in Computer Science.
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