2017 Digital Money Symposium

Thursday 23 March 2017 | Corinthia Hotel, London, SW1A 2BD

As technology and intensified competition play host to innovations that are redefining the flow of digital money, evolving consumer expectations are fast transforming the way in which we experience digital commerce.


Registration and Breakfast

08:00 - 08:40

#DigiAllStars - Notable Disruptors

We speak with EMEA FinTech all stars about the lessons they’ve learned. What drives success in FinTech and what are the common pitfalls?

iZettle - Magnus Nilsson, Co-founder & EVP

Klarna - David Hirsch, Head of Corporate Development

TransferWise - Lukas May, Head of Banking

Zopa - Jonathan Kramer, Head of Capital Markets

Host: Citi - Josh Levin, EMEA FinTech Research

08:40 - 09:15

What FinTech VC Investments Tell Us About a Changing Industry

We are joined by VC PM’s from around the globe to hear their thoughts on the FinTech phenomenon

Citi Ventures - Luis Valdich, MD

NFT Ventures - Johan Lundberg, Partner & CEO

Vostok Emerging Finance - Dave Nangle, CEO

Moderator: Citi - Ronit Ghose, Global Head of Banks Research

09:15 - 10:00

Big FIG: Too Big to Innovate?

Our experts discuss how large institutions can innovate and stay ahead of the FinTech revolution

BBVA - Alicia Pertusa, Head of CIB Digital Strategy & Transformation

The Disruptive Group - Huy Nguyen Trieu, CEO

Mastercard - Ken Moore, EVP Head of Mastercard Labs

Citi - Ebru Pakcan, Head of TTS EMEA

Moderator: Citi - Ronit Ghose, Global Head of Banks Research

10:00 - 10:15

The March towards Digital Money: Bringing the Underbanked in from the Cold

With the benefits of digital money well documented, can we afford to ignore the collective economic cost to countries of not driving adoption, or the personal price paid by those left behind?

Citi - Greg Baxter, Head of Digital

10:15 - 11:00

India #DigiMoney - Where to Next?

In November India announced a bold and sweeping move to try and replace cash payments with electronic payments. To what extent will this initiative be successful and will other countries follow?

FIS Global - Shrihari Bhat, Group MD, Asia Pacific

Julia Computing - Dr.Viral B. Shah, Co-founder & CEO

Let’s Talk Payments - Amit Goel, Co-Founder & MD

Moderator: Citi - Greg Baxter, Global Head of Digital

11:00 - 11:30

Networking Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:15

Digital Disruption: The Year of the [Chinese FinTech] Dragon

2016 was the year when the Chinese FinTech dragon roared, what’s next for this beast?

Dianrong - Jing Pan, CMO

Ernst and Young - Imran Gulamhuseinwala, Global Head of FinTech

Jonathan Larsen - Former Global Head of Retail Banking and Mortgages at Citi

Qudian - Carl Yeung, CFO

Moderator: Citi - Ronit Ghose, Head of Banks Research

12:15 - 12:45

Trust in Connected Commerce - Key Note Address

Amazon Pay - Karen Pepper, GM UK

12:45 - 13:15

In Conversation with Stephen Bird

Citi - Stephen Bird, CEO Global Consumer Banking

Moderator: Citi - Ronit Ghose, Head of Banks Research

13:15 -1 4:15

Networking Buffet Lunch

14:15 - 15:05

Financial Inclusion in the Digital Era

With more than 2.5 billion unbanked adults globally, how can we harness financial inclusion through mobile money and telecoms in Emerging Markets

Amdocs - Patrick McGrory, President, Emerging Offerings Division

Equity Bank of Kenya - Brent M Malahay, Group Director, Strategic Partnerships, Collaborations & IR

Citi - Jorge Rubio-Nava, Director, Global Inclusive Finance Group

Moderator: Citi - Ashwin Shirvaikar, US Payments Research

15:05 - 15:35

PSD2: Disintermediation Threats and Opportunities

PSD2 is a regulation that takes effect in 2018. It will force banks in the EU to share some types of customer data with third parties and will also allow new companies to enter into the payments ecosystem. We will discuss what this means for legacy financial institutions as well as start-ups

Citi - Ruth Wandhöfer, Global Head Regulatory Strategy

Eva Kaili - MEP, European Parliament

ING - Eric Tak, Global Head, Payments Centre

Linklaters - Jean Price, Counsel

Moderator: Citi - Josh Levin, EMEA FinTech Research

15:35 - 16:05

Consolidating a Fragmented Landscape: An M&A Wave in Payments?

We ask the experts how M&A is transforming the European payments landscape

Citi - Mark Litz, Senior Banker Financial Institutions Group

Klarna - David Hirsch, Head of Corporate Development

Paysafe - Joel Leonoff, ED, President & CEO

Worldline - Marc-Henri Desportes, General Manager

Moderator: Financial Times - Martin Arnold, Banking Editor

16:05 - 16:50

Robots on the Rise: Uses of Artificial Intelligence and Automation in Finance

How AI and Robotics can help to create personalized customer experiences and cashless societies which will transform the financial services industry

IBM - Chae H An, CTO Global Financial Services Sector

Imperial College - Andrei Kirilenko, Director Centre for Global Finance & Technology

The Exponential View - Azeem Azhar, Founder

Linklaters - Jean Price, Counsel

Citi - Aditya Menon, MD Global Digital Strategy

Moderator: Citi - Ashwin Shirvaikar, US Payments Research

16:50 - 17:35

Cybersecurity: Playing Offense and Defence in Financial Services

Financial institutions face numerous cyber threats from a variety of factors. We will discuss these threats, how financial institutions can defend against them and how cyber can also be a business enabler

Citi - Itai Jaeger, Head of Tel Aviv Security Innovation Centre

Darktrace - Poppy Gustafsson, CEO EMEA

JVP Cyber Labs - Yoav Tzruya, Partner

Moderator: Citi - Josh Levin, EMEA FinTech Research


Drinks Reception

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