Citi's 10th Annual Digital Money Symposium

March 2023

Citi's 10th Annual Digital Money Symposium took place in person in London on 30 March 2023.

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Agenda | Thursday 30th March 2023

    Kelvin Lecture Theatre Track

  1. 09:00 – 09:05

    Welcome Remarks with Jane Fraser, CEO, Citi

    • Jane Fraser, CEO, Citi

    Citi’s CEO, Jane Fraser virtually opens Citi’s 10th Annual Digital Money Symposium.

  2. 09:05 – 09:45

    The Rise of ChatGPT: AI Gamechanger for Finance?

    • Dara Tarkowski, Managing Partner, Actuate Law
    • Florian Douetteau, CEO, Dataiku
    • Stuart Riley, Global Head of Institutional Clients Group Technology, Citi
    • Vishal Marria, CEO, Quantexa
    • Host: Nimrod Barak, Global Head of Innovation Labs, Citi
  3. 09:45 – 10:30

    Money, Tokens, and Games: Blockchain’s Next Billion Users and Trillions in Value

    • Aaron Powers, Co-Founder & CEO, Hunit
    • Becks Perfect, Founder, Nifty World NFT
    • Ronit Ghose, Global Head, Future of Finance & Digital, Citi Global Insights, Citi
    • Dr Ruth Wandhofer, Partner, Gauss Ventures
    • Host: Jelena Zec, Citi Ventures, Citi
  4. 10:30 – 11:00

    Coffee Break

  5. 11:00 – 11:20

    Are Payment Systems Fit for the Digital Economy?

    • Shahmir Khaliq, Global Head of Treasury & Trade Solutions, Citi
    • Host: Catherine Martin, Chief Operating Officer, Business Development, Institutional Clients Group, Citi
  6. 11:20 – 11:50

    Reinventing Finance – Industry Leaders’ Fireside Chat

    • Antony Jenkins, CEO & Founder, 10xBanking
    • Jonathan Larsen, Chief Innovation Officer/ Chairman & CEO, Ping An Group/Ping An Global Voyager Fund
    • Host: Emily Turner, Head of Business Development, Citi Institutional Clients Group, Citi
  7. 11:50 – 12:30

    Building the Institutional Digital Asset Infrastructure

    • Adrien Treccani, Founder & CEO, Metaco
    • Jens Hachmeister, Managing Director, Issuer Services & New Digital Markets, Deutsche Börse
    • Isabella Chase, Senior Policy Advisor, TRM Labs
    • Tongtong Gong, Chief Operating Officer, Amberdata
    • Host: Puneet Singhvi, Head of ICG Digital Assets, Citi
  8. 12:30 – 12:45

    Join Us as We Explore the Metaverse – an Interactive Session

    • Dave Starling, Head of Emerging Technologies, Citi Innovation Labs, Citi
    • Jacob Loewenstein, SVP, BD & Strategy, Spatial
    • Host: Nisha Surendran, ICG Lead for Tokenization, NFTs and Metaverse, Citi
  9. 12:45 – 13:45


  10. 13:45 – 14:20

    Kelvin Lecture Theatre Track

    Tokenization of Finance

    • Morgan Krupetsky, Director of Business Development, Institutions & Capital Markets, Ava Labs
    • Lucas Vogelsang, Co-Founder, Centrifuge
    • Morgan McKenney, CEO, Provenance Blockchain Foundation
    • Host: Nisha Surendran, ICG Lead for Tokenization, NFTs and Metaverse, Citi

    Turing Lecture Theatre Track

    Fintech’s Role in Development and Sustainability

    • Fabienne Babinsky, Head of Financial Sector Intelligence and Innovation, UN World Food Program
    • Shane O’Connor, Innovation Manager, Ventures, UNICEF
    • Sharmila Hardi, Senior Manager, International Finance Corporation (IFC)
    • Host: Esther Chibesa, Co–Head Treasury & Trade Solutions EMEA Emerging Markets, Citi
  11. 14:25 – 15:05

    Kelvin Lecture Theatre Track

    Digital Money 2.0 - CBDCs, Stablecoins & more

    • David Rutter, CEO, R3
    • Katie Fortune, Senior Manager, CBDC Unit, Bank of England
    • Steve Pannifer, Managing Director, Consult Hyperion
    • Host: Arjun Kharpal, Senior Technology Correspondent, CNBC

    Turing Lecture Theatre Track

    How to Create an Innovative Ecosystem

    • Adam Jackson, Director of Policy, Innovate Finance
    • Charlotte Crosswell OBE, Chair, Centre for Finance, Innovation and Technology (CFIT)
    • Charlotte Hill, Partner, Head of Financial Services Regulation, Taylor Wessing
    • Deniz Guven, Managing Partner, Further Ventures
    • Host: David Cunningham, Director of Strategy and Partnerships for Digital Assets, Treasury & Trade Solutions, Citi
  12. 15:05 – 15:25

    Coffee Break

  13. 15:25 – 15:55

    Kelvin Lecture Theatre Track

    Payment Innovations & e-Commerce for the Next Decade

    • Samina Hussain-Letch, Head of UK, Square
    • Lynne Lagan, Head of Consumer Card Products, ClearPay
    • Host: Ornit Shinar, Global Head of External Innovation & Venture Investing, Citi

    Turing Lecture Theatre Track

    The Regulated Internet of Value

    • Alla Gancz, UK Payments Consulting Leader, EY
    • Martin Etheridge, Senior Vice President – ProductManagement, Digital Assets & Blockchain, Mastercard
    • Nick Kerigan, MD, Head of Innovation, SWIFT
    • Tony McLaughlin, MD, Emerging Payments and Business Development, TTS, Citi
    • Host: Ryan Rugg, Global Head of Digital Assets,TTS, Citi
  14. 16:00 – 16:40

    Turing Lecture Theatre Track

    Regulating Digital Assets

    • Ijeoma Okoli, Director, Digital Economy Initiative
    • Professor Lawrence Deju-Wiseman, Director at PwC Forensic Services, PwC
    • Monica Sah, Partner, Clifford Chance
    • Nicole Sandler, Head of Digital Policy, Barclays
    • Host: Sophia Bantanidis, Director, Future of Finance & Digital, Citi Global Insights, Citi

    Kelvin Lecture Theatre Track

    Is Embedded Finance the End of Traditional Banking?

    • Jeff Tijssen, Expert Partner and Global Head of FinTech, Bain & Company
    • Leda Glyptis, Chief Client Officer, 10xBanking
    • Host: Gülru Atak, Head of Franchise Growth & Incubation, Citi
  15. 16:45 – 17:15

    Kelvin Lecture Theatre Track

    The Quantum Frontier

    • Daniel Doll Steinberg, Co-Founder, Edenbase
    • Mike Keymer, Vice President, Quantum Computing Inc
    • Pavle Avramovic, Manager, Emerging Tech & Research, FCA
    • Ruti Ben-Shlomi, CEO, LightSolver
    • Host: Jason Engelbrecht, Head of Innovation Lab, Citi

    Turing Lecture Theatre Track

    UK as a Crypto Hub – What Next?

    • Nathalie Oestmann, Chief Operating Officer, Outlier Ventures
    • Teana Baker-Taylor, Vice President, Circle
    • Host: Ioana Surpateanu, Non-Executive Director & Chief Innovation Officer, CryptoUK & Swash

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