FinTech Leaders Convention & Awards

Providing a voice to the market, an assessment of future trends and company ranking identified by the industry

Global Fintech Leaders 2021 Virtual Forum | February 2-3, 2021

RANKINGS, AWARDS AND VIRTUAL CONVENTION

Fintech Leaders virtual Convention will provide a first look at the results from CeFPro’s global survey, including insights from the Fintech Leaders Advisory Board members, category winners as voted for by the industry, and a range of thought leadership presentations, panel discussions and much more!

Key topics to be addressed include:

INVESTMENT PRIORITIES

Payments, automation, business model strategies, withstanding recession, security and regtech

DATA MANAGEMENT

Reviewing data challenges and opportunities for fintech advances

IMPACT OF COVID-19

COVID-19 as an accelerant of change in the fintech revolution

OPPORTUNITIES IN FINTECH: 2021 and 2025

Changes to business models, mobile & digital services, national digital currencies and new processes & technologies

AI AND MACHINE LEARNING

Governance and validation of AI and ML models

PAYMENTS

Payments innovation and COVID-19 accelerants

AUTHORIZED PUSH PAYMENT FRAUD

Combating the increased levels of APP fraud

CYBER SECURITY

Developing cyber defences, and protecting customers and data

MOBILE AND DIGITAL SERVICES

The rise of mobile and digital banking to enhance customer experience

ETHICAL AI

Assessing regulatory and ethical considerations when using AI

ADVANCED ANALYTICS AND DATA

Leveraging advanced analytics and data to drive product and service offerings

FINTECH PARTNERSHIPS

Leveraging mutual benefit of incumbent and fintech partnerships

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Sabeena Liconte

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Sabeena Liconte
Deputy Chief Operating Officer & Chief Legal Officer
BOC International USA Holdings Inc., a member of the Bank of China Group

Stephane Malrait

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Stephane Malrait
Head of Market Structure and Innovation, Financial Markets
ING

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Ido Lustig
CRO
BlueVine

Joshua Kotok

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Joshua Kotok
Chief Risk and Compliance Officer
First Savings

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Mahi Dontamsetti
Chief Technology Risk Officer
State Street

Albert Chin

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Albert Chin
Head of Model Risk Management
Signature Bank

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Ebbe Negenman
CRO
Aegon Bank

Matti Honkanen

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Matti Honkanen
Head of Next Gen FX, Product Owner
Nordea

Markus Lammer

Markus Lammer
COO, Ultra High Net Worth Business
Credit Suisse

Vivek-Tyagi

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Vivek Tyagi
CRO
Goldman Sachs

8:50 Chair’s opening remarks

9:00 Fintech Leaders 2020 overall category winner announcement and award

CeFPro will announce the winner of the best overall service provider in the fintech industry, as voted by the industry, in its end-user poll and survey

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION

9:15 Reviewing investment priorities and future prospects in fintech as identified in CeFPro’s FinTech leaders Report

Faster and real time payments: future opportunities and investment areas
Automation and self-service opportunities
Revenue generation and business model strategies
Using fintech as a tool to withstand a recession: lowering cost base, customer centric products and maximizing returns
Investment in security and anti-fraud
Regtech and financial benefits in financial institutions

Sabeena Liconte, Deputy COO & Chief Legal Officer, BOC International USA Holdings Inc., a member of the Bank of China & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Ido Lustig, Chief Risk Officer, BlueVine & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Mahi Dontamsetti, Chief Technology Risk Officer, State Street

9:45 5-minute transition to streams

AI & MACHINE LEARNING

9:50 Governance and validation of AI models to understand outputs

  • AI models and use in trading
  • Designing and testing AI models
  • Conducting internal reviews
  • Responsibility and oversight of AI
  • Explainable AI: Demonstrating reasoning and removing bias
  • Uses of alternative data

Ange Johnson De-Wet, Head of Risk for IT Change and New Technologies, Conduct, Compliance and Operational Risk , Lloyds Banking Group & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

MOBILE AND DIGITAL SERVICES

9:50 The rise of mobile and digital banking: Developing services as expectations evolve

  • Long term impact of COVID-19
  • Ensuring remote capabilities
  • Rise of online banking and internet transactions
  • Digital banking and payment capabilities
  • Fintech banks: doubling down on services and return for investors

Rinse Jacobs, Head of Partnerships, SolarisBank AG & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Maurice Lisi, Head of Digital Channels, Intesa Sanpaolo 

INVESTMENT IN SECURITY & DATA

10:25 Investment in security to achieve long term goals and protect reputation

  • Investment in security to facilitate payments
  • Enhancing anti-fraud measures
  • Safeguarding consumers from security risks

FUTURE GROWTH & OPPORTUNITIES

10:25 Leveraging fintech advances to enhance customer accessibility and inclusion in underserved markets

  • Business opportunities and lines of credit
  • Generation Z and fintech growth
  • Inclusion in banking
  • Targeting unbanked or underbanked populations
  • National digital currencies – a game challenge for trade

Alessia Falsarone, MD, Portfolio Strategy and Risk DMFI, PineBridge Investments & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

11:00 20-Minute networking break and demos in exhibition hall

PANEL DISCUSSION: FRAUD

11:20 Combating the increased risk or authorized push payment (APP) fraud and maintaining customer loyalty

  • Increased use of APP fraud
  • Investment in security to protect against risk
  • Liability for losses: Balancing risk and cost

Brandon Davies, Non-Executive Board Director, Lintel Financial Services & Obillex & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Ido Lustig, Chief Risk Officer, BlueVine & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

PANEL DISCUSSION

11:20 Effectively using advanced analytics and data to enhance customer relations and service offerings

  • Social media tracking to influence stock selection and direction
  • Advances in AML and fraud
  • AI as a revenue generator and cost reducer
    • Minimizing human labor and error
  • Supervision of AI and human validation
  • Regulatory scrutiny and compliance with data regulations

Saqib Jamshed, SVP, Head of Model Risk Governance, Options Clearing Corp. & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Michael Middleton, Head of Content Strategy, Markov Processes International & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Stevan Maglic, SVP, Head of Quantitative Risk Analytics, Regions Bank & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Stefano Canossa, Global Head of Operational Risk & Head of Risk, Luxembourg, GAM & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

BUSINESS CONTINUITY

12:05 Driving business continuity and resilience plans in light of pandemic response

  • Agile adoption and future of working from home
    • Security of remote employees on home networks
    • Cyber and protection of remote workers
  • Balancing security with required adoption of WFH
  • Addressing increasing client demands
  • Benefits of increase cloud and business process automation usage

Markus Lammer, COO, Ultra High Net Worth Business, Credit Suisse

ETHICAL AI

12:05 Assessing regulatory and ethical considerations when using AI

  • Detecting and removing bias
  • Data usage and regulation
    • Privacy, compliance and consumer protection concerns
  • Addressing regulatory pressures and likely next steps
  • Capturing diverse data sets
  • Use of social media and online activity

Albert Chin, Head of Model Risk Management, Signature Bank & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

12:40 5-minute transition to keynote

DATA MANAGEMENT – PANEL DISCUSSION

12:45 Addressing the key data challenges and opportunities within fintech

Effective data management and governance

Financial data: quality, storage, access and usage

Data protection and cyber security concerns

Privacy and KYC

Vivek TyagiChief Risk Officer, Institutional Banking, Goldman Sachs & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Jeff Prelle, SVP, Risk Analytics, Bancorp South & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Shannon Kelly, SVP, Head of Model Risk Management, Zions Bancorp & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

1:30 Chair’s closing remarks and end of day one

8:50 Chair’s opening remarks

9:00 Fintech Leaders 2020 overall category winner announcement and award

CeFPro will announce the winner of the best overall service provider in the fintech industry, as voted by the industry, in its end-user poll and survey

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION

9:15 Impact vs. opportunity of COVID-19: accelerant to advances and next steps in the fintech revolution

Use of technology to adapt to change
Maintaining agility and response to scenarios
Changes to funding and investment of startups
Reviewing strategies and business models to stand out and stay ahead
Customer centricity to expand offerings

Alessia Falsarone, MD, Portfolio Strategy and Risk DMFI, PineBridge Investments & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Gabriele Sabato, CEO and Co-Founder, Wiserfunding & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Tibor Bartels, Head of Transaction Services, Americas, ING & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Ebbe Negenman
, CRO, Aegon

9:45 5-minute transition to streams

PAYMENTS

9:50 The future of payments and impact of COVID-19 on innovation

  • COVID-19 prompting radical reduction in use of cash
  • Increased use of contactless payments
  • European open banking and cashless societies
  • Investment in payments and transactions in global markets
    • Global disparities in progress

Peter Smith, Director, Seneca Investment Management & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro tbc

AML AND FINANCIAL CRIME

9:50 Use cases of advanced data and analytics, including AI, on anti-fraud and financial crime

  • AML advances
  • Real time internal understanding of cyber threats
  • Future payment protection plans
  • Deterring threats into the organization and movement upstream
  • Increasing automation, predictive analytics and outsourcing

CYBER SECURITY

10:25 Developing cyber security defenses to protect data as the most valuable asset

  • Headline risks and impact to business operations
  • Impacts to security with workforces working from remotely
  • Protecting data as the most valuable currency
  • Ensuring adequate protection of data and ethical usage
  • Building and maintaining customer confidence and trust

ERP & TREASURY

10:25 Integrating banking services into customers’ existing ecosystem: Case from Nordea next gen FX

  • Nordea case study
  • Integrating FX services into customer ERP and accounting systems
  • Automating customer processes
  • Building customer loyalty through experience
  • Leveraging partners, APIs and in house build platforms

Matti Holkanen, Head of New Gen FX, Nordea Markets & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

11:00 20 minute networking break and demos in exhibition hall

PANEL DISCUSSION – OP RISK & GRC

11:20 Addressing the challenges of managing operational risk

  • Establishing a sound conduct/culture environment
  • KYC
  • Third party risk management
  • Anti-fraud and AML strategies

Craig Spielmann, CEO & Founder, RiskTao & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Joshua Kotok, Chief Risk & Compliance Officer, First Savings & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Nison Nagdimov, VP, Chief Control Office, HSBC

PANEL DISCUSSION – REGTECH

11:20 Increasing effectiveness and efficiency of regulatory compliance through regtech

  • Opportunities of technology to streamline processes
  • Reducing costs and increasing efficiency
  • Data protection and cyber security
  • Legislation implementation ahead of investment
  • Application of big data approaches
  • Strengthening cyber security
  • Facilitation of macroprudential policy
  • Legaltech advances

Stan Yakoff, Head of Americas Supervision, Citadel & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Stefano Canossa, Global Head of Operational Risk & Head of Risk, Luxembourg, GAM & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Ruchi Gupta, VP, Risk Analytics, HSBC

DIGITAL CURRENCY AND BLOCKCHAIN

12:05 The future of digital currencies and impact of issuance of central bank offerings

  • Increased usage of national backed digital currencies
  • Increased risk of fraud and money laundering with reduced transparency
  • Reducing costs whilst increasing security
  • Impact to currency values when trading directly in digital currency
  • Increased stability, traceability and monitoring of central bank currencies
  • Chinese Yuan case study

Natalia Navarro, Customer Journey Expert, Distributed Ledger Technology, ING & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

FINTECH PARTNERSHIPS

12:05 Leveraging mutual benefits of incumbent and fintech partnership

  • Trading fintech innovation with incumbent data and base
  • Working together to build customer trust
  • Partnering to take advantage of the technology revolution
  • Strategic partnerships to develop agile strategies
  • Attracting new talent to financial services

Stephane Malrait, Head of Market Structure and Innovation, Financial Markets, ING & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

12:40 5-minute transition to keynote

KEYNOTE PANEL DISCUSSION

12:45 The future of fintech and opportunities over the next five years – addressing the findings of CeFPro’s international survey

Adapting business models and upscaling operations
Role of digital currencies and blockchain
Evolution of mobile and digital services: next steps
Advances in mobile and digital services
Advanced data and analytics, cloud, BPA, AI and payments opportunities
Acceleration of change with introduction of new processes and technologies

Albert Chin, Head of Model Risk Management, Signature Bank & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Stan Yakoff, Head of Americas Supervision, Citadel & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro
Hakan Danis, Director, Macroeconomic Scenarios & Op Risk Stress Testing Models, MUFG Union Bank & Advisory Board Member, CeFPro

1:30 Chair’s closing remarks and end of day two

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Tibor Bartels

Head of Transaction Services Americas
ING

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Stefano Canossa

Global Head of Operational Risk and Head of Risk Luxembourg
GAM

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Albert Chin

Head of Model Risk Management
Signature Bank

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Hakan Danis

Macroeconomic Scenarios and OpRisk Stress Testing Models, Director
MUFG Union Bank

Dipanjan Das

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Dipanjan Das

Sr. Director, GM of Student Credit Cards
Capital One Financial Services

Brandon Davies

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Brandon Davies

Non Executive Board Director
Lintel Financial Services Limited & Obillex

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Mahi Dontamsetti
Chief Technology Risk Officer
State Street

Alessia Falsarone

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Alessia Falsarone

Managing Director, Portfolio Strategy and Risk DMFI
PineBridge Investments

Ruchi Gupta

Ruchi Gupta
VP Risk Analytics
HSBC

Matti Honkanen

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Matti Honkanen

Head of Next Gen FX – Product Owner
Nordea

Rinse-Jacobs

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Rinse Jacobs

Head Of International Sales
SolarisBank AG

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Saqib Jamshed

Senior Vice President – Head of Model Risk Governance
Options Clearing Corporation

Angela-Johnson

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Ange Johnson De-Wet

Head of Technology for IT Change and New Technologies, Conduct, Compliance and Operational Risk
Lloyds Banking Group

Shannon Kelly

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Shannon Kelly

SVP, Head of Model Risk Management
Zions Bankcorp

Joshua Kotok

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Joshua Kotok

Chief Risk & Compliance Officer
First Savings

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Armel Kouassi

Head of Balance Sheet & Asset Liability Modeling
Northern Trust

Markus Lammer

Markus Lammer
COO, Ultra High Net Worth Business
Credit Suisse

Sabeena Liconte

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Sabeena Liconte

Deputy Chief Operating Officer & Chief Legal Officer
BOC International USA Holdings Inc., a member of the Bank of China Group

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Maurice Lisi
Head of Digital Channels
Intesa San Paolo

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Ido Lustig

Chief Risk Officer
BlueVine

Stevan-Maglic

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Stevan Maglic

SVP, Head of Quantitative Risk Analytics
Regions Bank

Stephane Malrait

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Stephane Malrait

Head of Market Structure and Innovation, Financial Markets
ING

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Michael Middleton

Head of Content Strategy
Markov Processes International

Nison Nagdimov

Nison Nagdimov
VP, Chief Control Office
HSBC

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Natalia Navarro

Customer Journey Expert, Distributed Ledger Technology
ING

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Ebbe Negenman
Chief Risk Officer
Aegon Bank

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Gabriele Sabato

CEO and Co-Founder
Wiserfunding

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Gurraj Singh Sangha

Former Chief Quantamental Data Scientist | Portfolio Trading and Risk Strategist
State Street

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Peter Smith

Director
Seneca Investment Management

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CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Craig Spielmann

CEO & Founder
RiskTao

Vivek Tyagi

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Vivek Tyagi

Chief Risk Officer, Transactional Banking
Goldman Sachs

Caitriona Whelan

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Caitriona Whelan

Chief Strategy Officer
Former Payen

Stan-Yakoff

CeFPro Advisory Board Member
Stan Yakoff

Head of Americas Supervision
Citadel Securities

Global Fintech Leaders 2021 Virtual Convention & Awards is a two day virtual convention reflecting the results of the Fintech Leaders survey and report.

We look to address key opportunities within fintech both across 2021 and with a forward view towards 2026. The event looks to examine in great detail the investment priorities in fintech, as well as the main obstacle currently impacting full fintech adoption.

The report and event feature sections on the advances and implementation within incumbent financial institutions and their journey to fintech implementation including key benefits and opportunities.

The event and corresponding survey and report will also take into account the state of the industry, including the impact of 2020 on businesses and implementation.

Hear from Fintech Leaders advisory board members, industry thought leaders representing incumbent financial institutions, category winners and much more.

Register for your complimentary pass and receive a copy of the final report.

23rd November 2020

Building cyber resilience to protect customers and the institution

17th January 2020

Research survey: Basel IV Readiness – How prepared is your firm?

2nd January 2020

Global research survey: Technology risk in financial services

21st October 2019

How leaders foster an inclusive culture

12th September 2019

Making fairness an intrinsic part of AI for financial services

By Sray Agarwal, Specialist – Data Science & AI, Publicis Sapient
12th September 2019

Understanding the changing behaviours of consumers and meeting evolving expectations

By Chris Crespo, Head of Digital Direction, Group Digital, Nordea
11th September 2019

Reviewing the evolving landscape of non-financial companies offering financial products

Rinse Jacobs, Head of Strategic Partnerships, solarisBank
29th August 2019
Top 3 Investment Priorities

Top 3 investment priorities according to FinTech Leaders 2019 Report

2nd August 2019

Exploring the uses of AI and machine learning technology in operational risk

By Saqib Jamshed, Head of Model Risk Governance, The Options Clearing Corporation
1st August 2019

Increasing accountability in the first line and minimizing duplication of efforts for risk assessments

By Hugo Ramirez, SVP, Director of Corporate Assurance, BBVA
24th July 2019

The Research for CeFPro’s FinTech Leaders 2020 Report has been launched

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13th May 2019

Third-party due diligence: Has your program evolved enough to keep up with changes in regulations and advancements in technology?

By Bill Hauserman, Senior Director, Compliance Solutions, Bureau van Dijk, A Moody’s Analytics Company
9th May 2019

Launching new business successfully

By Azlina Wetmore, Head of Commercial Credit Policy and Innovation, Capital One
23rd April 2019

The innovation illusion

By Daniel Moore, Chief Risk Officer, Scotiabank
23rd April 2019

A vision of the end-state analytics architecture for your firm

By Stevan Maglic, SVP, Head of Quantitative Risk Analytics, Regions Bank
23rd April 2019

Increasing cyber resilience in an advancing threat landscape

By Philip Masqullette, SVP, CRO, Ulster Savings Bank
23rd April 2019

Effective management of model risk for end to end management

By Wei Ma, Head of Model Risk Management, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp
11th April 2019

Model Risk: The backbone of the asset management industry

By Abhisekh Adukia, VP, Model Risk Director, Alliance Bernstein
11th April 2019

Uncovering unknowns: Understanding the intersection of vendor management and business continuity planning

By Michael Berman, Founder & CEO, Ncontracts
8th April 2019

Integration of procurement and vendor risk management to manage risk prior to onboarding

By Mick Kless, President and CEO, Compliance Education Institute
8th April 2019

Implementation of faster and Real Time Payments and regulatory outlook

By James Colassano, Product Development and Strategy, The Clearing House 

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