Gonen is a co-founder and CTO of Covercy. Covercy is a fast growing cross-border b2b payments platform. Gonen started his romance with technology at the age of 10 and eventually headed a department of technologists in an elite tech unit of the Israeli army. Prior to Covercy, Gonen co-founded and was CTO of Tryout.net - the first online talent network for kids. Gonen also serves, pro-bono, as a Technologist-in-residence for the Israeli Council For Higher Education.
Will is the Head of Operations & Innovation of CivilisedBank and an original member of the CivilisedBank team. He has been working since 2015 to build a new UK challenger bank with a focus on personalised relationship banking for SMEs, excellent service and fair offers for savers. He is an active member of the London fintech & startup community, 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.
Chris has spent the last four years leading devops teams working with AWS and infrastructure automation tools; most recently with Travelex, building the backend systems to support their new international payments product, Wire. Previously he worked as a technical account manager, being responsible for everything from project commercials to production disaster recovery. He started programming when he was six and never really looked back.
Alexander Akinjayeju is a business executive and security professional with over 2.5 decades of experience. With a technical background, he has extensive experience in technical, people and process security controls across several industry sectors. Alexander holds an MSc information security from the Royal Holloway, University of London and several industry certifications. He is currently a co-founder and CISO at the Digitranz, as well as the chairman of the Cloud Security Alliance, UK chapter.
Gene is a serial entrepreneur and software veteran. He is also a blockchain evangelist, speaker and architect of Blockchain solutions. Prior to Tradle, he co-founded a startup that pioneered distributed business networks helping to ship and invoice millions of tons of products in a multimodal supply chain spanning 20 countries. In previous roles, he managed a division of Information Builders, a NY enterprise company where his team deployed products to 90% of Fortune 500 companies. Gene also pioneered the use of AI in industrial control systems and has also worked as a system developer in banking and manufacturing.
Yuri Misnik is the Global Head of Digital Platforms in HSBC. His day to day responsibilities include driving technology definition, architecture, implementation and innovation of the HSBC retail digital capabilities. Yuri has over 15 years of IT experience ranging all the way from a core development to solution architecture of mission critical systems. Before HSBC, Yuri was the Head of Technology for Amazon Web Services UK and Ireland where he was responsible for driving the technical conversations with AWS customers and bringing the next wave of innovation using the power of cloud technology. Yuri’s team created the customer-centric, agile and innovative technical culture which AWS in the UK and Ireland are famous for.
Anthony Wagerman became Chief Executive Officer of Travelex in 2015, having been with the business since 2000. He has held various roles within Travelex, including Managing Director for the Retail Division, Managing Director for Currency Services, and Managing Director for Europe & Americas. He became Deputy CEO in 2013, chairing a number of entity boards in Europe, Americas and the Middle East. Prior to joining Travelex, he held positions in a variety of companies. Anthony has a BSc (Hons) in Chemistry & Administrative Sciences and an MBA from City University, London.
Jo Ann is CEO of Barefoot Innovation Group and Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School Center for Business & Government.
A noted advocate of “regulation innovation,” she has been Deputy Comptroller of the Currency, partner at KPMG, Co-Chairman of Treliant Risk Advisors, and a staff member at the U.S. Senate Banking Committee. She cofounded Hummingbird Regtech, a regtech firm focused on AML.
Jo Ann served on the CFPB’s Consumer Advisory Board and is on the boards of Oportun, the Center for Financial Services Innovation, and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling.
Jo Ann hosts the acclaimed podcast series Barefoot Innovation.
Allan is a Global Lead Architect for Aegon based in Edinburgh. and the Hague. Allan is involved at strategy, design and delivery level with digital innovation and transformation, omnichannel architecture, mobile, cloud compute, big data, IoT, Open API PSD2 and blockchain projects.
Greg is Chief Technology Officer at Starling Bank, leading on technical strategy, engineering and infrastructure, and operating a service-based architecture in AWS supporting native iOS and Android apps. Greg has loved programming from the era of ZX Spectrums and BBC Micros, writing and submitting BASIC programs to computer magazines while at school in the 80s. He wants bank-building to be fast, fun and fearless. He codes in many languages but he loves Clojure.
Daniele Catteddu is an information security and risk management practitioner, technologies expert and privacy supporter with over 15 of experience.
Currently he is the Chief Technology Officer, at Cloud Security Alliance, where he is responsible to drive, on a global scale, the adoption of the technology strategy within key CSA lines of business: research, standards, education and products. He identifies technology trends, global policies and evolving social behavior and their impact on information security and on CSA’s activities.
Mr Catteddu is Member of the Policy and Scientific Committee of the European Privacy Association.
Nigel Verdon is Co- Founder and CEO of Railsbank, a global banking and compliance platform that gives companies access to global wholesale banking services in 5 lines of code.
Nigel is an entrepreneur and tech evangelist. Previously he worked at Swiss Bank Corp (now UBS) and was a director at Dresden Kleinwort Investment Bank - both sighted for their digital innovation. He is Chairman/Founder of one of the world’s best known FinTech brands, Currency Cloud, founder of the award winning Evolution Consulting Group plc. (exited to FTSE 100 company), an investor in FinTech specialist Anthemis and a board member of FX options hedge fund LCJ.
Koen Vanderhoydonk heads Euroclear's Operational Client Experience department as part of the Communication, Marketing & CSR division. His responsibilities cover digital transformation, operational content marketing, editorial- and translation services. He is responsible for MyEuroclear, the operational website covering e-Learning, digital user experience, customer journeys and Tone of Voice. Furthermore, Mr Vanderhoydonk is part of the Digital Customer Experience management team and has over fifteen years of experience with Euroclear. For several years he headed the account management and client relationship team covering all Euroclear Bank clients in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Central Europe.
Francisco Mingorance is the Secretary General of CISPE, the Cloud Infrastructure Service Providers in Europe. Mr. Mingorance participated in the creation of the CISPE organisation to help offer concrete responses to the growing questions and needs of cloud computing customers across Europe anticipating the application of the new European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in 2018. As part of his counselling services, Mr. Mingorance advises leading innovative firms on government relations strategies, regulatory affairs, stakeholder outreach, industry relationship building and public sector business development. Mr. Mingorance is a lawyer with an engineering background.
Filip is an IT specialist with over 12 years of commercial experience. He is also a developer, analyst and project Manager with passion for new technologies and has experience in software development for corporations, small and medium business as well as startups.
Michal is an experienced pen tester, ethical hacker, and programmer. He has previously worked for MalwareMustDie where he assisted in a cybercrime investigation regarding Dendroid Malware Coder and has collaborated with both MMD researchers and the FBI, resulting in a successful conviction. Additionally, during his independent security research, he discovered and reported over 100 critical vulnerabilities and threats in airlines, banks, retailers, governments (White House and Barrack Obama website) and financial institutions systems in the UK, the US, and in Russia.
Philippe leads Kantox's strategic vision and is a standard-bearer in the sphere of fintech. Specialising in finance and company strategy, before founding Kantox he was financial controller at Renault Switzerland and a consultant in strategy and operations at Deloitte.
Steve is a Lead Architect within Lloyds Banking Group, Group IT Architecture, Methodology & Innovation function. Steve has recent cloud implementation experience and has been involved in a number of initiatives to position software-as-a-service as the future state architecture. Alongside his Group Functions responsibilities across Group HR and Group Audit, Steve works closely on a number of Accessibility, Inclusion & Diversity programmes. Accessibility is being seen as a key differentiator when comparing IT or Business facing services and Steve is working alongside the British Disability Forum to position accessibility as a key research theme.
Raul is the Spain Country Manager of Open APIs at BBVA's New Digital Businesses division. He is also the co-founder of Gifagif, a certified fanatic of agile development methodologies, crossfit practitioner, board games lover and recently became a Dad.
Simon Redfern is the CEO of TESOBE and founder of the Open Bank Project. He is a seasoned technologist with over 25 years experience in IT. He studied electronic engineering in Manchester in the early 80's focusing on realtime programming and digital systems, followed by relational databases and then the web in the early 90's. Since then, Simon has worked as a software developer, architect, CTO and DBA on numerous web based platforms. Always keen to explore emerging technologies, Simon is also a composer / musician and enjoys interdisciplinary creative collaborations. He is a keen supporter of open source and open data believing they are a sustainable force for social good.
Markos Zachariadis is Assistant Professor of Information Systems & Management at Warwick Business School zand a FinTech Research Fellow at the Cambridge Centre for Digital Innovation (CDI), University of Cambridge. Markos' research sits at the crossection of economics of digital innovation, financial technology studies, and network economics, and has studied extensively the economic impact of ICT adoption on bank performance, the diffusion of payment networks, and the role of data & standards in payment infrastructures (SWIFT) and financial markets (LEI) among other things.
Simon joined Monzo in 2015 after years working for big financial services companies and banks around the world. He's part of the team that works on the core infrastrucutre at Monzo, building a scalable and reliable base on which the Monzo product can sit.
Julian oversees all operational aspects of Landbay, including technology systems and regulatory processes. Prior to Landbay, Julian spent 20 years in senior technology and business roles at JP Morgan and Macquarie Group. His roles have spanned FX, fixed income, derivatives, treasury and equities product sets in New York, Tokyo, Sydney and London. Julian has led divisions and managed large distributed global teams with a wide range of responsibilities from end‐to‐end systems re‐engineering, functional organisational design, to the build‐out of new business capabilities and running client facing businesses. Julian holds a patent for project viability assessment and is a non-executive director of financial marketplace Bud.
Francesca is the Chief Operations Officer at OakNorth Bank where she leads the development of the bank’s technology infrastructure, including its landmark move to the cloud in 2016.
Prior to joining OakNorth, Francesca led Citi’s Account Services Operations team for Corporate clients, driving its target operating model, process redesign, implementation, and IT landscape. During her tenure, she reduced costs 7% year on year, while simultaneously absorbing restructuring and investment costs.
Previously, she was Head of Strategy for Barclays’ retail and commercial bank, and was the Chief of Staff and member of Barclaycard ExCo. She also spent eight years at McKinsey.
Bhavesh is an Agile digital professional with 11 years’ experience in strategy, product development and digital transformation. Bhavesh enjoys connecting people and ideas to inspire, innovate and co-create solutions. He has proven experience within Banking, Defense (SC Cleared), Consultancy (Telecoms and Government clients). Bhavesh professional interest includes cloud capabilities, biometrics, digital payments, digital customer experience and disruptive technology. He is an avid traveler and enjoys skydiving, scuba diving and cycling.