FinTech Europe 2017

Assessing collaboration between FinTechs and banks to advance
processes, technologies and ultimately efficiency

FinTech Europe 2017| 14-15 November | London

Venue: Bishopsgate Court, 4-12 Norton Folgate, London, E1 6DQ

Registration: Currently only £599+vat until 25 August

Don’t miss out on the following key topics that will be addressed:

Regulatory Environment

Hear keynote sessions from the UK Financial Conduct Authority and the European Central Bank
on upcoming regulatory landscape and overcoming potential challenges of regulating the FinTech industry

PSD2 and Open Banking

Upcoming PSD2 requirements and navigating uncertainty to ensure effective and timely compliance

Innovation

Harnessing innovation to keep up to date with the changing landscape and consumer engagement techniques

Competition vs. Collaboration

The interaction of Banks and FinTech companies
and enabling effective partnerships

FinTech and RegTech

Assessing how FinTech and RegTech can help banks comply with their risk and regulatory programmes

Blockchain

The move from proof of concept into real life applications and the use of Blockchain technology to enhance banking practices

Culture, Conduct and Governance

Establishing an effective culture, conduct and governance risk approach for banks to ensure adaptability to new advances

GDPR

Preparing for the GDPR:
Ensuring quality and security of data for sound customer protection

Fraud

The use of technology and building effective processes and controls to enhance fraud detection

Cyber Security/Risk

Reviewing the cyber security landscape and considerations for banks collaborating with FinTechs

You and your colleagues can hear from more than 20 innovation, strategy and FinTech professionals including:

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Bob Ferguson
Head of Department, FCA Innovation Hub
Financial Conduct Authority

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Francisco Tur Hartman
Deputy Head of Division
European Central Bank

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Pēteris Zilgalvis
Head of Unit, Startups and Innovation
European Commission

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Udo Milkau
Chief Digital Officer, Transaction Banking
DZ Bank

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Will Beeson
Head of Operations and Innovation
Civilised Bank

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Raj Basra
European Head of Innovations, Global Liquidity and Cash Management
HSBC

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Ruth Wandhöfer
Managing Director, Global Head Regulatory & Market Strategy
Citi

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Matthieu Garnier
Global Head of FinTech and Research – Corporate and Institutional Banking
BNP Paribas

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Robert Kerner
Head of Innovation, Personal and Business Banking
Royal Bank of Scotland

Day One | November 14th | London

08:00 Morning Registration & Coffee

08:50 Chair’s Opening Remarks

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – EUROPEAN COMMISSION
09:00 The Digital Single Market enabling the FinTech revolution

Pēteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit, Startups and Innovation, European Commission

PANEL DISCUSSION
REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT
09:40 Assessing the upcoming regulatory landscape and overcoming potential challenges of regulating the FinTech industry

  • How deep should FinTech be regulated
  • FinTechs keeping up with the pace of regulation
  • Speed of FinTech growth in Europe compared to the UK
  • Economic conditions that can support FinTech growth
  • Global and jurisdictional consistency of regulatory approaches for banks
  • Balancing upcoming regulations: PSD2 vs. GDPR
    • Opening up banking vs. tighter on data
  • Impact of Brexit: Retaining the best talent, financial regulations and passporting of services and skills across border
  • Regulators’ limited resource pool and expertise with FinTechs

Bob Ferguson, Head of Department, FCA Innovation Hub, Financial Conduct Authority
Udo Milkau,
Chief Digital Officer, Transaction Banking, DZ Bank
Matthew Herbert, Director of Strategy and Digital, British Bankers’ Association
Will Beeson, Head of Operations and Innovation, Civilised Bank

10:30 Morning Refreshment Break & Networking

DOUBLE SESSION
PSD2 AND OPEN BANKING
11:00 Upcoming PSD2 requirements and navigating uncertainty to ensure effective and timely compliance

  • Current state of the Regulatory Technical Standards for PSD2
  • Lack of clear framework for what a trusted third party is: Leaving the door open to screen scrapping?
  • Requirements around dedicated interface
  • Complying with third party access whilst ensuring data integrity
  • The similar treatment of consumers vs. commercial/corporate customers?
  • Protecting customers from fraud and security issues: FCA authorisation
  • Obligation to implement strong customer authentication security measures
  • The delivery of API’s: Data in APIs and potential differences API technology will make

Heike Winter, Director, Retail Payments Policy, Deutsche Bundesbank

DOUBLE SESSION CONTINUED
11:40 Upcoming PSD2 requirements and navigating uncertainty to ensure effective and timely compliance

  • Current state of the Regulatory Technical Standards for PSD2
  • Lack of clear framework for what a trusted third party is: Leaving the door open to screen scrapping?
  • Requirements around dedicated interface
  • Complying with third party access whilst ensuring data integrity
  • The similar treatment of consumers vs. commercial/corporate customers?
  • Protecting customers from fraud and security issues: FCA authorisation
  • Obligation to implement strong customer authentication security measures
  • The delivery of API’s: Data in APIs

Lars Markull, API Evangelist, Figo

12:20 Lunch Break & Networking

GDPR
13:20 Preparing for the GDPR: Ensuring quality and security of data for sound customer protection

  • Data gathering, use and storage
  • Quality of data banks hold and systems it is held on
  • Connecting systems with data stored on them to one instruction
  • Infrastructural changes: Modern technology
  • Holding data based on the GDPR vs. customer demand to forget data
  • Interaction with PSD2
  • Levelling security features and characteristics of FinTechs to same level as banks

Udo Milkau, Chief Digital Officer, Transaction Banking, DZ Bank

PANEL DISCUSSION
BLOCKCHAIN
14:00 Blockchain: The move from proof of concept into real life applications

  • Use of technology internally: Moving to production and execution
  • Business challenges with progressing blockchain propositions into approved business cases
  • A step-by-step approach in the move to real life cases
  • Technology hurdles for the industry to move on from blockchain proofs-of-concept towards production systems
  • The role of API in a step-by-step rollout of blockchain solutions
  • Institution specific priorities or preferences for real-life blockchain applications
  • Blockchain use cases expected to go live in the near term (within 2 years), medium term (2-5 years), and long term (5-10 years)

Ruth Wandhöfer, Managing Director, Global Head Regulatory & Market Strategy, Citi
Dr. Lee Braine, Investment Bank CTO Office, Barclays
Michael Spitz, Co Head of Blockchain/DLT Lab, Commerzbank A
Pawel Kuskowski, Co Founder & CEO, Coinfirm

14:50 Discussing the use of Blockchain technology to enhance banking practices

  • Potential use cases and application of blockchain
  • Blockchain as a common ledger of all banks
  • Achieving scalability in line with confidential treatment of transactions
  • Consensus mechanism and validating transactions in line with confidential treatment
  • Enabling peer to peer payments
  • How Cryptocurrencies should be regulated?

Ivar Wiersma, Head of Innovation Wholesale Banking, ING

15:30 Afternoon Refreshment Break & Networking

CYBER SECURITY/RISK
16:00 Reviewing the cyber security landscape and considerations for banks collaborating with Fintechs

  • Third party security
  • Trusting other companies
  • Reputational damage: FinTech and bank
  • Mitigating against the risks of system vulnerability

Vivienne Artz, Managing Director, Global Head of Privacy, Head of International IP and O&T Law Group, Citi

KEYNOTE ADDRESS- EUROPEAN CENTRAL BANK
16:40 Retail payments in Europe: A landscape in continuous transformation

  • Retail payments integration in Europe: The SEPA project
  • Regulators’ role as legislators and catalysts:
  • Revised Payment Services Directive with particular focus on the impact of Payment Initiation Services
  • The importance of proper governance with the involvement of relevant stakeholders: The  establishment of the Euro Retail Payments Board
  • Instant Payments as a game changer

Francisco Tur Hartmann, Deputy Head of Division, European Central Bank

17:20 Chairs Closing Remarks

17:30 End of Day One & Evening Cocktail Drinks Reception

Day Two | November 15th | London

08:15 Morning Registration & Coffee

08:50 Chair’s Opening Remarks

PANEL DISCUSSION
09:00 Competition vs. collaboration: Reviewing the interaction of banks and FinTech companies and enabling effective partnerships

  • Competitive impact
  • Building mutual partnerships
  • Investment of time and resources
  • FinTech lack of knowledge, experience and understanding
  • Start-ups integrating with bigger organisations: Expectation alignment
  • Synchronising speed of change
  • Organisation challenges of collaboration

Raj Basra, European Head of Innovations, Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC
Liting Tan, Director, Group Strategy, Barclays
Robert Kerner, Head of Innovation, Personal and Business Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland
Alexander Knothe, Director, European Head Non-bank FI/Fintech, Deutsche Bank

09:50 Harnessing innovation to keep up to date with the changing landscape and consumer engagement techniques

  • Harnessing innovation to solve challenges
  • Learning from FinTechs
  • How banks react to more innovative offerings of FinTechs
  • Partnering, investing in or with FinTechs
  • The challenges of pushing through new ways of doing things in a large organisation
  • Aggregation sites to compare products
  • Front end-user interface and flash engagement with customer

Robert Kerner, Head of Innovation, Personal and Business Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland

10:30 Morning Refreshment Break & Networking

PANEL DISCUSSION
11:00 Keeping up with the pace, evolution and change of the ever evolving technological landscape to maintain competitive advantage

  • Increased digitalisation
  • Building something still relevant by time ready to launch
  • Speed of FinTechs vs. larger organisations
  • Bringing technology platform up to speed with what is available
  • Keeping up with investment of challenger banks: Competitive advantage with new technology and low cost models
  • The role of new players in the regulatory field: Digital platform providers

Raj Basra, European Head of Innovations, Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC
Nick Palmer, IB CTO Innovation Director, Barclays
Matthieu Garnier, Global Head of FinTech and Research – Corporate and Institutional Banking, BNP Paribas
Peter Smith, Global Head of Industry Policy Liaison, TISA

11:50 Driving value through FinTech partnerships

  • Defining the opportunity
  • Models of collaboration: What works?
  • How can large corporates and FinTechs co-create the future of finance?
  • How is J.P. Morgan’s In-Residence program creating a sustainable framework for co-creation?

Oliver Harris, FinTech & In–Residence Lead, J.P. Morgan

12:30 Lunch Break & Networking

FINTECH AND REGTECH
DOUBLE SESSION
13:30 Assessing how FinTech and RegTech can help banks comply with their risk and regulatory programmes

  • Opportunity for traditional banks to achieve compliance with regulations
  • The choice between using FinTech/Regtech or continued manual use
  • Helping banks increase risks that have got to be managed: Introducing new risks
  • Achieving compliance through automation of processes
  • Creating efficiency

Matthieu Garnier, Global Head of FinTech and Research – Corporate and Institutional Banking, BNP Paribas

DOUBLE SESSION CONTINUED
14:10 Assessing how FinTech and RegTech can help banks comply with their risk and regulatory programmes

  • Opportunity for traditional banks to achieve compliance with regulations
  • The choice between using FinTech/Regtech or continued manual use
  • Helping banks increase risks that have got to be managed: Introducing new risks
  • Achieving compliance through automation of processes
  • Creating efficiency

Ruth Wandhöfer, Managing Director, Global Head Regulatory & Market Strategy, Citi

FRAUD
14:50 The use of technology and building effective processes and controls to enhance fraud detection and mitigate the risk

  • Detecting fraud automatically
  • Taking into account as many data sets as possible
  • Finding anomalies in data
  • An all encompassing view on transactions to be more efficient in detecting fraud
  • PSD2 authentication: Specificity around fraud rates and authentication
  • Improving customer experience: Ensuring customers feel safe and secure

Andy Renshaw, Head of Digital Fraud Prevention, Lloyds Banking Group

15:30 Afternoon Refreshment Break & Networking

ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING
16:00 Anti-Money Laundering: Implementing effective mechanisms to detect and prevent fraud and AML events

  • Ensuring customers not laundering funds to finance illegal activities
  • Processes and controls in place to ensure not committing fraud
  • Putting a system in place to ensure compliance
    • Timely and expensive

CULTURE, CONDUCT AND GOVERNANCE
16:40 Establishing an effective culture, conduct and governance risk approach for banks to ensure adaptability to new advances

  • Ensuring growth in size and scale not to detriment of customers
  • Managing conduct risk to meet regulatory expectations
  • Governance of innovations programmes

Aldo Ledesma, Senior Manager – Risk Strategy, Bank of Ireland (tbc)

17:20 Chairs Closing Remarks and End of FinTech Europe 2017

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Vivienne Artz, Managing Director, Global Head of Privacy, Head of International IP and O&T Law Group, Citi

Vivienne Artz is a Managing Director and Global Head of Privacy Legal and Head of International for the Intellectual Property and Technology Law Group in the General Counsel’s Office in London.

The International team, with lawyers in London, Belfast, Singapore and Japan, is responsible for all legal aspects of intellectual property, technology, e-commerce, general commercial/procurement/outsourcing, data privacy, banking secrecy and data security, electronic trading and order routing, and market data legal issues, across all business areas in the EMEA and APAC regions.

Prior to joining Citi in 2000, Vivienne worked in private practice in London.

Vivienne chairs the AFME Data Protection Working Group, the International Regulatory Strategy Group Data Working Group and is co-chair of the IAPP Knowledge Net for the UK. Vivienne is an active participant on the E-Commerce Group and the Data Protection Groups at the BBA and CBI, as well as a Steering Committee member for the Technology Discussion Group. Vivienne has recently completed a two year term as co-chair of the UK Citi Women Network, and chair of the Legal Diversity Council for EMEA, and is currently a Citi Women Community Ambassador.

Vivienne is the current President of Women in Banking and Finance, having been awarded the ‘Champion for Women’ Award at the Women in Banking and Finance Awards for Achievement 2016.

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Raj Basra, European Head of Innovations, Global Liquidity and Cash Management, HSBC

will be presenting at FinTech Europe.

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Will Beeson, Head of Operations and Innovation, CivilisedBank

As Head of Operations & Innovation of CivilisedBank, Will has a keen interest in innovation in the banking and FinTech sectors. Throughout his career in established and early stage financial services companies, Will has developed deep insight into technical and operational challenges as well as changing customer behaviour and needs. After starting his career as an analyst at Citigroup in New York, Will spent seven years in continental Europe advising and managing financial services companies through the 2008 financial crisis and the subsequent European sovereign crisis. He is an active member of the London FinTech and startup communities, serving as a startup advisor at StartupBootcamp FinTech, a London-based FinTech accelerator, and an advocate at Tech London Advocates, an industry organisation promoting London as a global tech innovation capital. Will is a writer and frequent speaker at banking and FinTech conferences on innovation. He holds a BA from Amherst College (USA) and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Charterholder.

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Dr. Lee Braine, Investment Bank CTO Office, Barclays

Dr. Lee Braine, from the Investment Bank CTO Office at Barclays, has a deep interest in technology innovation. His current focus is distributed ledgers and smart contracts. Lee represents Barclays Investment Bank on several distributed ledger consortia, is the co-author of academic papers on smart contracts, and leads teams to produce and showcase industry prototypes. His background is in investment banking, clearing and settlement, stock exchanges, corporate banking, payments, and wealth management. Lee has a PhD in Computer Science.

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Bob Ferguson, Head of Department, FCA Innovation Hub, Financial Conduct Authority

will be presenting at FinTech Europe.

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Matthieu Garnier, Global Head of FinTech and Research – Corporate and Institutional Banking, BNP Paribas

will be presenting at FinTech Europe.

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Oliver Harris, FinTech & In–Residence Lead, J.P. Morgan

Oli Harris leads FinTech and In–Residence for J.P. Morgan’s Corporate and Investment Bank. In this role, Oli is responsible for assessing emerging trends and their impact to J.P. Morgan, fostering relationships with the FinTech ecosystem, and translating these connections into partnerships through In–Residence to transform the way we, and our clients, do business.

Previously he worked for the Office of Tony Blair as an Advisor to the President’s Office of Myanmar, a Project Manager at the World Economic Forum where he led their New Energy Architecture Initiative, and as a Strategy Consultant at Accenture.

Oli is a passionate design thinker, having spent time at Stanford’s d.school, and is particularly interested in the space between large corporates and emerging companies to generate real outcomes. Oli is a graduate of Cambridge University.

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Matthew Herbert, Director of Strategy and Digital, British Bankers’ Association

will be presenting at FinTech Europe.

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Andreas Huthmann, Head of Financial Services and Member of the Board, FAS AG

Andreas Huthmann is Head of Financial Services and Member of the Board at FAS AG. FAS AG is an independent consulting firm specialized in accounting and finance topics and is known to combine a deep theoretical knowledge with a strong hands-on-approach.

Andreas joined FAS AG in 2004 after studying Business Administration at Phillips University in Marburg. Prior to his studies, he did an apprenticeship at a large German bank. He holds an MBA from WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Vallendar and Kellogg Business School, Chicago.

During his professional life Andreas Huthmann has participated in and managed several projects at banks and financial institutions within the field of IFRS conversions, implementation of hedge accounting and finance process optimization. One of his main focusses is the harmonization of balance sheet steering with economic and regulatory steering approaches.

Andreas is a regular lecturer for the Akademie für Internationale Rechnungslegung and the Academy of Finance (VöB) as well as a guest lecturer at various universities and conferences. He has published several articles about accounting and finance topics and is author of a book about accounting for financial instruments.

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Robert Kerner, Head of Innovation, Personal & Business Banking, Royal Bank of Scotland

Rob works in strategy driving rapid innovation pilots with third parties to gain improved customer experience. With RBS’ ambition to be #1 in Customer Service, Advocacy and Trust by 2020, his small team looks across Personal and Business Banking to ensure that the strategy and actions are aligned to deliver this goal.
Prior to joining RBS 4 years ago, Rob ran his own consulting firm delivering projects across finance, marketing and operations. He spent 10 years in corporate positions main in the technology space working mainly as a financial analyst.
Rob has an MBA from San Diego State University and a Maths degree from Villanova University. Although you may (just) detect an American accent, Rob has lived in the UK for last 8 years and Barcelona Spain for the 8 years prior.

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Alexander Knothe, Director, European Head Non-bank FI/Fintech, Deutsche Bank

will be presenting at FinTech Europe.

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Pawel Kuskowski, CEO and Co Founder, Coinfirm

Co Founder/CEO of the blockchain compliance and analytics platform Coinfirm, Pawel is an entrepreneur, regulatory AML/CFT and compliance thought leader who is the former Global Head of AML/CFT/Sanction Functions in major international banks with over 14 years in the Financial Sector. Also an innovator in the application of blockchain technology in the financial industry, he is a world-class leader in compliance and anti-money laundering with extensive experience conducting global projects for international financial institutions and cooperating with supervisory authorities. Pawel is also the chairman of the Compliance Association of Poland.

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Aldo Ledesma, Senior Manager – Risk Strategy, Bank of Ireland (TBC)

will be presenting at FinTech Europe.

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Lars Markull, API Evangelist, Figo

Lars is API Evangelist at figo – the first European Banking Service Provider. figo is practising XS2A already today and partners with banks and FinTech companies to build new services. At figo, Lars is responsible for the developer community and FinTech strategy. He started his career in traditional banking but moved quickly to his first FinTech startup in 2012.

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Udo Milkau, Chief Digital Officer, Transaction Banking, DZ Bank

Dr. Udo Milkau is Chief Digital Officer, Transaction Banking of DZ BANK, central bank of the co-oprerative banking sector in Germany. The primary focus of his responsibility is the ‘digital transformation’ of DZ BANK’s transaction banking including payment services, card services, securities transaction services and derivative processing – with a strong P/L perspective. After his academic education in physics he worked as a research scientist in large collaborations and performed experiments at different European research centers incl. CERN, CEA de Saclay, and GSI. Afterwards he joint a mechatronic manufacturer as head of a task force for ‘project bail out’ and was responsible for automotive clients in East Asia and Europe. He hold different management positions in consulting firms for more than a decade. He is chairman of the European Association of Co-operative Banks (EACB) Digital and Data Working Group, member of the EACB Payment Services Working Group and member of the European Central Bank’s Operation anagers Group(ECB OMG).He talked at international conferences and authored papers on payments strategy, operations, transaction banking, and lectured at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and Frankfurt School of Finance & Management.

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Nick Palmer, IB CTO Innovation Director, Barclays

will be presenting at FinTech Europe.

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Andy Renshaw, Head of Digital Fraud Prevention, Lloyds Banking Group

will be presenting at FinTech Europe.

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Peter Smith, Global Head of Industry Policy Liaison, TISA

Peter is currently Global Head of Industry Policy Liaison at TISA, the premier industry funded body working with the financial services industry, UK political parties, European Parliament, Treasury, HMRC, DWP, TPR, and the FCA, to enhance & improve the range, features, benefits, promotion and quality of savings & investment schemes to all UK citizens. TISA’s scope and approach to policy development has changed over recent years. This change has seen TISA moving from a reactive policy organisation to an organisation that takes a proactive stance to policy development through the development of fact based, policy thought leadership. TISA is also increasingly the instigator or developer of new industry services.

TISA remains independent and develops neutral views and opinions. This impartiality is reflected in the ability to drive development projects & policy which improves industry performance and standards and puts TISA in the unique position of being able to constantly challenge the status quo to bring about material improvement for industry and consumer outcomes.

Peter’s role at TISA covers the entire financial services industry, incorporating cross sector policy work with both ministers & regulators within the UK and EU, and cross industry. He has technical expertise across a range of financial services subjects, whilst maintaining a solid dialogue with government, the regulators and wider industry.

Peter is a member of the TISA Executive Team and leads on Financial Services Industry Liaison. His work covers policy matters across financial services distribution, platforms, technology innovation, and retirement as well as a number of project groups including Digital Identity, New Technology Innovation (FinTech, Reg Tech, Insur Tech & Pens Tech), FAMR, MiFID, PRiiPs, PSD2, GDPR, Brexit and other working groups. He has a strong presence in public affairs and public policy work. He is a regular contributor to industry publications and provides commentary on various industry issues.

Prior to TISA, Peter was UK Strategy Director for Legal & General Group. His work included strategic planning on market developments both legislative and tactical & key strategic relationships within the UK intermediary market. He has over 40 years experience in the UK Financial Services & Intermediary markets and a wide knowledge of key strategic industry issues.

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Michael Spitz, Co Head of Blockchain/DLT Lab, Commerzbank AG

Michael F. Spitz is a Director in Commerzbank’s Frankfurt Office with 20 years’ experience in the Corporate & Institutional Banking domain. He has worked across a range of industry sectors in Western and Eastern Europe, North America and Asia. Michael is Co-Head of Commerzbank’s Blockchain Lab team.

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Liting Tan, Director, Group Strategy, Barclays

Liting is a Director in Group Strategy, based in London. She joined Barclays in 2013 and has broad experience working with various parts of the bank on strategy, innovation, identification of growth opportunities, operating model design and cost management. Liting earned her MBA in Finance and Strategic Management at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania and graduated from the National University of Singapore with a degree in Biochemistry.

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Francisco Tur Hartmann, Deputy Head of Division, European Central Bank

Francisco joined the European Monetary Institute, the forerunner of the European Central Bank, in May 1995. Francisco participated in the development of the TARGET system (the Real Time Gross Settlement system for the euro). Since June 2005 he has been working in the Market Integration Division in the Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments of the European Central Bank.  With almost 20 years of experience in Market Infrastructures, as Deputy Head of Division, Francisco conducts policy work aiming for further harmonisation and integration of payments at European and global level, including clearing and settlement. Francisco holds a master’s degree in computer science from Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (Spain).

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Ruth Wandhofer, Managing Director, Global Head of Regulatory & Market Strategy, Citi

Ruth Wandhöfer is a regulatory expert in the field of banking and one of the foremost authorities on transaction banking regulatory matters. Ruth’s key responsibilities include driving regulatory and industry dialogue and developing product and market strategy in line with the evolving regulatory and innovation landscape.
Ruth chairs a number of influential industry bodies such as the Global Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee of BAFT and the BAFT Innovation Regulatory WG, the European Banking Federation Payments Regulatory Expert Group and the European Payments Council (EPC) Payment Security Group. She is also a board member of the EPC and the EBA Association, a member of the European Commission Payment Systems Market Expert Group (PSMEG), a member of BAFT’s Global Innovation Council, a member of the European Biometrics Advisory Council and a member of the UK Payment Systems Regulator Payments Strategy Forum.
In her spare time she mentors FinTech start-ups in London and the US, while pursuing a PhD on blockchain/distributed ledger technology in relation to financial market infrastructures.
Ruth was named as one of 2010s ‘Rising Stars’ by Financial News; named in Management Today’s 2011 ‘35 Women under 35’ list of women to watch (Sunday Times), and one of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance 2012 as named by Treasury Risk Magazine. In 2015 she was the recipient of the ‘Women in Banking and Finance Award for Achievement’ and in 2016 she was on the global ‘Women in Fintech Powerlist’ of Innovate Finance.
She speaks five languages (EN, DE, F, ES, IT) and has completed studies in various countries, including an MA Financial Economics (UK), an MA International Politics (FR) and an LLM in International Economic Law (UK). She published two books: “EU Payments Integration – the tale of SEPA, PSD and other Milestones along the Road” (2010) and “Transaction Banking and the Impact of Regulatory Change: Basel III and other challenges for the global economy” (2014), both Palgrave MacMillan. She occasionally lectures at Queen Mary London School of Law.

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Ivar Wiersma, Head of Innovation Wholesale Banking, ING

Ivar Wiersma is responsible for origination, facilitation, and experimentation of innovation initiatives across ING Wholesale Banking’s global network. He is also responsible for ING’s Blockchain activities, and the Wholesale Banking Advanced Analytics team. ING WB’s global innovation network, a corporate innovation accelerator program, implementation of ING’s Innovation method PACE in Wholesale Banking and developing external partnerships with Fintech companies are among the activities under his supervision. He currently is an FI Director for global blockchain company R3.

Ivar has a diverse banking background in Financial Markets, Relationship Management, Product and Business development. He studied Hotel Management, CFA and holds an Executive MBA from TiasNimbas.

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Heike Winter, Director, Retail Payments Policy, Deutsche Bundesbank

At the Deutsche Bundesbank, Dr Heike Winter is responsible for policy issues relating to the retail payment system. This comprises committee work in the Eurosystem and in the German banking industry as well as designing the Bundesbank’s range of services for credit institutions. After completing her degree in economics, Dr Winter worked at an institute for economic theory. She joined the Deutsche Bundesbank in February 1999, working initially in the Public Relations and Economic Education Departments before transferring to the Payments Department in March 2007.

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Pēteris Zilgalvis, Head of Unit, Startups and Innovation, European Commission

Pēteris Zilgalvis is the Head of Unit for Startups and Innovation in the Digital Single Market Directorate in DG CONNECT. He was the Visiting EU Fellow at St. Antony’s College, University of Oxford for 2013-14, where is a Senior Member and Associate of the Political Economy of Financial Markets Programme. From 1997 to 2005, he was Deputy Head of the Bioethics Department of the Council of Europe, in its Directorate General of Legal Affairs. In addition, he has held various positions in the Latvian civil service (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Environment). He was Senior Environmental Law Advisor to the World Bank/Russian Federation Environmental Management Project and was Regional Environmental Specialist for the Baltic Countries at the World Bank. He has been a member of the California State Bar since 1991, completed his J.D. at the University of Southern California, his B.A. in Political Science Cum Laude at UCLA, and the High Potentials Leadership Program at Harvard Business School. A recent publication of his is “The Need for an Innovation Principle in Regulatory Impact Assessment: The Case of Finance and Innovation in Europe” in Policy & Internet.

Co-sponsors:

FAS AG


FAS AG is an independent consulting company focused on international reporting, accounting and regulatory issues. Within these topics the FAS Financial Services team advises banks and financial service companies regarding technical issues as well as the related processes. Established in 2000 as a Spin-off from Arthur Andersen, today FAS supports you as an innovative solution provider and professional alternative to the Big4 with over 70 professionals working on projects all around the world.

Online Business Technologies


Online Business Technologies is an innovative company in the financial software development industry, whose solutions are used in 14 countries. The company has business partners of various types: commercial banks, savings co-operatives, leasing companies, specialized financial institutes, and also public organizations, who manage EU funds and state subsidized loans. Its flagship product is MoonSol, a modern, state-of-the-art, modular bank account management system, a graphical, three-tiered software application that is flexibly extensible, boosts 7×24 operations and several innovative technological solutions. It has a set of á la carte modules ranging from account and loan management through general ledger to IFRS that can be collected arbitrarily, even individual modules can be introduced. It boosts full scale workflow management both for the front-office and back-office modules.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I present at FinTech Europe 2017 Summit?

Yes, the Center for Financial Professionals are happy to discuss speaking opportunities at FinTech Europe 2017 Summit. For further information on this please contact dan.nunes@cfp-events.com or call us on +44 (0) 20 7164 6582.

Are there any rules on the dress code?

Business attire is requested. The Summit is a formal opportunity to network with like-minded professionals and to gain knowledge from the industry’s finest risk management experts.

What is the cost and what is included in the registration fee?

We offer incentives for ‘early bird’ registrants of the Summit, as outlined on our pricing structure.

Registration includes breakfast, refreshment breaks, lunches, the cocktail reception at the end of the day, full access to the sessions and exhibition area. Presentations from sessions are also available, subject to speaker approval.

Where can I find the Summit documentation and speaker presentations?

All registered attendees will receive an email with access to documentation and speaker presentations after the Summit*

We will work with our presenters to include as many presentations as possible on our Risk Insights App during the Summit.

*Please note that our speakers often have to gain permission from their relevant compliance departments to release their presentations. On rare occasions compliance may not allow presentations to be distributed.

Will breakfast, lunch and refreshment be provided?

Yes. As with all of our events the Center for Financial Professionals will be providing brilliant coffee, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and smaller bites during the networking breaks.

Will there be opportunities to network with other attendees?

There are ample opportunities for networking and interaction throughout the Summit, such as

  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks
  • Cocktail reception at the end of the day (Subject to confirmation)
  • Q&A, panel discussions and audience participation technology available through the Risk Insights App
I have several colleagues that would like to attend, is there a group discount?

Certainly! We are pleased to offer you a 50% discount on the third registration or provide a fifth registration for free.

If you would like to register more than five colleagues please contact us on +44 (0) 20 7164 6582

Please note:

  • Registrations must be made at the same time
  • Registrations must come from the organisation
  • The lowest registration will be discounted
Are there opportunities to share my thought-leadership at the FinTech Europe 2017 Summit?

Yes there are plenty of opportunities for the Center for Financial Professionals to share thought-leadership to the attendees of FinTech Europe 2017 Summit and our wider risk professionals community.

At the event
We can distribute your material to the attendees, offer you an exhibition booth, and provide speaking opportunities so that you may enjoy a more prominent presence at the Summit. Visit the Sponsor tab for further information or contact sales@cefpro.com / +44 (0) 207 164 6582.

Risk Insights
Feature your content on our Risk Insights website and supporting Risk Insights monthly newsletter. For further information please download our media pack here.

Are media partnerships available for FinTech Europe 2017 Summit?

Yes. As part of a media partnership we can offer a variety of options to increase the branding and awareness of your association, company, certificate, publication or media. We are flexible with what we can offer however we usually:

  • Provide a discounted rate to attend
  • Place your logo and profile on the Summit website
  • Place your logo on the Summit brochure
  • Place your logo on promotional content where applicable
  • Distribute your media/marketing at the Summit
  • Promote through social media channels

To discuss this further please contact jesse.hopkins@cefpro.com or call +44 (0) 20 7164 6582.

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Should you have any questions regarding registering, please contact the Center for Financial Professionals, please contact us on +44 (0)20 7164 6582 or +1 888 677 7007 (US), or email info@cfp-events.com

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Group Bookings:

Group rates are available for 3 or more attendees from the same organisation, when registering at the same time. The current rate allows every third colleague to come along for half price! or a fifth colleague to attend for free

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