3rd Annual X-Tech Europe

Strategic relevance of technology and innovation and practical implementation in financial services

Across two days, with three stages to select on each day, X-Tech Europe: Financial Services and Technology brings together practical, hands-on examples, case studies from leading financial services professionals to address the critical challenges being addressed in an ever-evolving world.


FinTech Leaders Survey results and Advisory Board overview | Technology Culture | BigTech | Marketplace Innovation


Technology Architecture | AI: ROI and Ethics | Cloud | Blockchain | FinTech collaboration | RegTech | Quantum Computing and much more…


Customer Behaviour | Mobile Apps | Biometrics | Natural Language Processing | Payments | Digital Strategy | Big Data | InsurTech and much more…


Financial Inclusion Workshop | FinTech Leaders Demo Stage | Rising Stars FinTech Stage | KYC & Fraud Detection Case Study | Blockchain Bootcamp and much more…


Event App for Increased Interaction | Luncheon Roundtable Discussions | Exhibition/Networking Hall | Drinks Reception | FinTech Demos and much more…


Alfonso Ayuso
Chief Innovation Officer
Banco Sabadell


Diana Carrasco
Group Head of Risk, Digital Channels
Lloyds Banking Group


Sotiris Manderis
Managing Director, Corporate and Institutional Digital


Rinse Jacobs
Head of Strategic Partnerships


Shatadru Chakraborty
Risk Leader at Amazon Payments
Amazon Pay


Mariana Gómez de la Villa
Program Director Distributed Ledger Technology
ING Bank


Suren Siva
Director, Strategy & Innovation
Credit Suisse


Magdalena Kron
Head of Rise London & FinTech Platform Lead


Stephane Malrait
MD, Head of Market Structure and Innovation Financial Markets
ING Bank


Gaye Soykok
Head of Emerging Technologies
Legal & General


Serkan Turan
Head of Digital Payment Systems, Fintech Banking & Product Management


Gijs Boudewijn
Deputy General Manager
Dutch Payments Association

On each day there will be a separate break-out stream featuring interactive sessions and many of the features below


Interactive panel discussions are designed to include attendees by running a live Q&A throughout the session.


Hear industry experts provide insights on practical implementation of a range of technology advances.


Hear innovative product demonstrations from disruptive FinTech companies ready to disrupt the financial world with their ideas!


Our courses comply with universally accepted principles of CPD and have been structured to meet the criteria of personal development plans


Extended sessions allowing an in depth overview of a select range of topics, encouraging group activities and open discussions.


Including over 6 hours of networking opportunities including breakfast, lunch and refreshment breaks on both days, access to all streams and sessions plus gala drinks reception to close the first day.


Continue discussions beyond the auditorium and interact with speakers and attendees after their session.


Registrations for X-TECH provides full access to all aspects of both day, attendees can tailor their experiences by openly moving between streams.

Technology and finance are at a critical point of collaboration, as the financial services industry looks to combine traditional methods with new technological solutions. The industry continues along an increased drive for efficiency across departments, where technology prospects have never been more real and accessible. As the industry continues to develop and innovate its practices, it has never been more crucial to understand technology and innovation offerings and potential in order to stay ahead of rapidly advancing competition.

X-Tech Europe looks to provide both insight into solutions and technology usage across the industry, but how institutions are moving away from simple theory of the possibilities and making innovation a reality. The competition landscape has never been more fierce and institutions are forced to keep up or be left behind – join us to network with financial institutions, regulators, FinTechs, investors and industry innovators to find new ways for your institution to keep up!

Why should you attend a CeFPro conference? Hear from past attendees and speakers…





Customer Experience/Feedback




 AI / Blockchain

RegTech | Biometrics | Digital Banking & Payments | FinTech | NLP | PSD2/Open Banking | Innovation Labs | Financial Inclusion, plus much more…

For further information please call us on +44 (0)207 164 6582 or email amy.greene@cefpro.com


Distributed Ledger Technology

By Mariana Gómez de la Villa, Head of Wholesale Banking Blockchain, ING

Ahead of the 3rd Annual X-Tech Europe: Financial Services & Technology Summit 2019, Mariana has released her PDF slides from the 8th Annual Risk EMEA 2019 Summit. In this presentation, Mariana will address key areas of concern, including: What is a distributed ledger? | Challenges | Trilemma | Interoperability | General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) | Lessons learned and more..

Download PDF Slides Here

4th October 2019

Assessing the current ecosystem and evolution of FinTech

By Ameer Naraynen, Head of Systems Development, Bordier & Cie UK PLC
19th September 2019

Payments innovation, customer satisfaction and open banking

12th September 2019

Investigating the pace of adoption and characteristics of risk-free rates and how the industry is being impacted by the transformation

By Sebastien Cross, UK Rates Strategist, Bank of America
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

20th August 2019

Reviewing the latest trends and challenges surrounding LIBOR transition and the adoption of alternative reference rates

By Shannon Harris, Senior Research Executive, CeFPro
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

Biometrics: Increasing security and accessibility to increase customer experience

By Steve Cook, Specialist Biometrics and Fintech Consultant, Biometrics for eCommerce
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

CeFPro’s Global Research Survey has been launched for the next edition of FinTech Leaders! FinTech Leaders is the most comprehensive independent study of the global FinTech […]
16th July 2019

FinTech and emerging technology in financial services

By Alice Kelly, Head of Research and Production, CeFPro
4th July 2019

Distributed ledger technology

By Mariana Gómez de la Villa, Head of Wholesale Banking Blockchain, ING
13th June 2019

Model risk: Life-cycle, new regulations and what the future holds

10th June 2019

Assessing the changing regulatory landscape and the impact of global and jurisdictional variations

5th June 2019

Big data, small data: How to get from insights to action with data visualisation

15th May 2019

Challenges are here to stay – What next?

14th May 2019

Developing and testing business continuity plans for risk mitigation for supplier failure

By Tom Garrubba, Senior Director & CISO,  Shared Assessments & The Santa Fe Group
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
10th May 2019

Ensuring effective controls for cloud providers to understand where data is stored and pinpoint liability

By Sean O’Brien, Managing Director, DVV Solutions
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
18th April 2019

Reviewing compliance risk, technology and resiliency

By Liv Watson, Sr. Director of Strategic Customer Initiatives, Workiva
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


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“We are pleased to announce that our courses have been independently evaluated for Continuing Professional Development purposes by The CPD Certification Service. This means our courses comply with universally accepted principles of Continual Professional Development (CPD) and have been structured to meet the criteria of personal development plans”.

Can I present at X-Tech 2020?

Yes, the Center for Financial Professionals are happy to discuss speaking opportunities at the Summit. For further information on this please contact alice.kelly@cefpro.com

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 day One, full access to the Summit 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*

All available documentation will be provided after the Summit has taken place. However we will work with our presenters to make these available before the Summit where possible.

*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
  • Drinks reception at the end of the first day of the Summit (subject to confirmation)
  • Q&A, panel discussions and audience participation technology at the event and during the sessions
I have several colleagues that would like to attend, is there a group discount?

Certainly! We are pleased to offer you a 20% discount on the third registration or provide a fifth registration at half price.

If you would like to register more than five colleagues please contact us on +44 (0)207 164 6582.

Please note:

  • Registrations must be made at the same time
  • Registrations must come from the organization
  • The lowest registration will be discounted
Are there opportunities to share my thought-leadership at X-Tech 2020?

Yes there are plenty of opportunities for the Center for Financial Professionals to share thought-leadership to the attendees of X-Tech 2020 and our wider risk professionals community.

At the event
We can distribute your material to the attendees or even offer you an exhibition booth 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 X-Tech 2020?

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 amy.greene@cefpro.com or call +44 (0)207 164 6582.

2019 Partners:


mthree is principally an emerging talent partner to global, blue-chip enterprises focusing on their technology & business operations.

We work with clients for the long-term, taking the time upfront to understand their business and workforce requirements to ensure commercial outcomes are achieved.

We source, train and hire diverse outstanding people with the skills that are most in demand and embed them seamlessly into our clients’ teams for up to 24 months, at which point they can be converted to full time employees. Alternatively, we can reskill a client’s own employees.

We operate a leading global community of trained technologists’ and professionals across the experience spectrum, from interns & graduates through to career changers, veterans and seasoned experts.

With over 600 people working in 20+ locations across the globe, we deliver technical resources aligned with our client’s locations and business objectives.

OneTrust Vendorpedia™

OneTrust is the #1 most widely used privacy, security and third-party risk technology platform trusted by more than 3,000 companies to comply with the CCPA, GDPR, ISO27001 and hundreds of the world’s privacy and security laws. OneTrust’s three primary offerings include OneTrust Privacy Management Software, OneTrust PreferenceChoice™ consent and preference management software, and OneTrust Vendorpedia™ third-party risk management software and vendor risk exchange. To learn more, visit OneTrust.com or connect on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.

Can your organisation contribute at our X-Tech 2020 Summit?

Advance your branding, awareness, industry expertise, thought-leadership and lead-generation at the upcoming X-Tech Summit.

Sponsorship and exhibition with The Center for Financial Professionals offers unique networking, brand recognition and thought-leadership deliverance opportunities with senior risk professionals from around the world. Whether you want full branding across the event or simply a well positioned exhibition stand, our business development team will tailor the right package for you. We do everything we can to help you get your marketing message across and also to benchmark the return on your investment.

Please contact the Center for Financial Professionals today to discuss how we can deliver your thought-leadership at the event, help you generate leads, and provide you with unique networking and branding opportunities. Please contact sales@cefpro.com or call us on +1 888 677 7007 / +44 (0)20 7164 6582 where a member of the team will be happy to tailor the right package for you.

CPD Accredited

“We are pleased to announce that our courses have been independently evaluated for Continuing Professional Development purposes by The CPD Certification Service. This means our courses comply with universally accepted principles of Continual Professional Development (CPD) and have been structured to meet the criteria of personal development plans”.

Should you have any questions regarding registering, please contact the Center for Financial Professionals on +44 (0)20 7164 6582.

FinTech Rates: If you are a FinTech that has less than £10m in capital or less than £2m in turnover, and is less than three years old, there is an introductory rate of £399 until the ‘early bird’ rate
Investors: There are a limited number of complimentary passes to investors
For further information on FinTech or Investor passes, please contact James for further information on James.marinos@cefpro.com

Representing a financial institution (E.g. Bank, Insurance company, Asset Manager, Regulator)

Early Bird

(Save £200)

Registrations before 27 September

Standard Rate


Registrations after 27 September

Representing an information/service provider (E.g. Consultant, Vendor, Executive Search Firm, Law Firm)

Early Bird

(Save £400)

Registrations before 27 September

Standard Rate


Registrations after 27 September

*All rates subject to CeFPro’s terms and conditions and UK VAT, currently at 20 per cent

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 at a 20% discount or a fifth colleague to attend at half price!

What Is Included in the Registration Rate for X-Tech 2019: Financial Services and Technology
  • Full access to the two-day multi-stream Summit – move freely between the streams, including presentations, panel discussions, sign up to luncheon roundtables, demo speed dating, workshops: create your own agenda and schedule
  • Breakfast, lunch, refreshments throughout the two days
  • The end of day one Networking and Peers Cocktail Reception
  • Access to the exhibit hall
  • Access to small group demo roundtables and meet the presenters luncheon roundtables
  • Thought leadership content, including all available presentations, white papers and interviews with presenters
  • Complimentary access to the FinTech 250 Rankings paper

Other ways to register:

1. Register by Email

Simply email us with your e-signature
we will do the rest for you!

We only need your:
– Full name
– Job title
– Company & address
– Contact number


2. Contact Us Directly

+44 (0)20 7164 6582 (UK)
+1 888 677 7007 (US)

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