This year, Money20/20 Europe pitches its rather massive FinTech tent in Amsterdam. The 4th to the 6th of June are the dates you need to keep free in your diary for this one, with Money20/20 Europe promising to be one of the hottest events in the European FinTech calendar.
Things to Look Out For
The Rise of Machines (Learning)
This year’s conference will take a close look at what the ‘rise of the machines’ really mean for the future of digital financial services. Is the robot invasion something to be feared or can it be harnessed to bring greater innovation and flexibility to an ageing industry?
With PSD2 and GDPR right around the corner, this is set to be a major talking point for European companies throughout 2018. What is it? What does it mean for the industry? How will it affect the European payments market? Expect a lot of answers from the people who are at the heart of the one of the biggest regulatory changes to hit the sector in decades.
This year’s event has gathered some of the industry’s top minds to impart their wisdom to the baying masses descending on the Dutch capital. With more than 5000 attendees from across 2000 companies, you can be sure that every sector of payment and FinTech will be covered.
Three decades ago, Anne Boden pioneered the UK’s first same-day payment service – and in the process transformed the future of electronic money. Today, that revolutionary zeal continues to inform her work at Starling Bank, the mobile-only current account app she launched earlier this year.
At heart a tech start up with a banking licence, Starling is a challenger bank built on a foundation of disruptive emerging technology, working to take on traditional legacy banks and help people to develop a healthier relationship with their money.
Regional Director of WeChat Pay, Europe and Taiwan (Weixin Group)
Ashley has vast amount of experience in the payments and FinTech industry. Ashley joined Tencent in 2015. She is currently responsible for the promotion and management of WeChat Pay business in Europe and other regions. Her focus is to work with partners and develop wide-adoption of WeChat Pay across the European countries. Ashley has also participated in various breakthrough overseas FinTech projects for Tencent.
Dr. Leda Glyptis
Qatar National Bank, Chief Innovation Officer
Leda Glyptis is the Chief Innovation Officer for Qatar National Bank. Leda joined QNB, the largest bank in MENA, in January 2017 with responsibilities for employee-driven and market-led innovation strategy and execution. Prior to QNB, Leda served as a Director at business and technology consulting firm Sapient, focusing on digital transformation, emergent technology and changing value chains.
Ghela Boskovich is very active in the FinTech industry, having spent the last ten years focused on business development for core insurance and banking system solutions. Over the last five years her work centered on financial services pricing governance functionality, which has leveraged her background in regulatory economics, cost modeling and rate of regulation pricing models. Ghela is also a regular contributor to FinTech publications and discussions, specialising in dynamic pricing and customer centricity.
Actor & Ambassador, Biocryptology
Antonio Banderas has transcended global barriers as a very successful Film & Theatre Actor, Director and Producer. During Money 20/20 Amsterdam in June 2018, Antonio, together with Biocryptology’s CEO Ted Oorbals, is planning to present Biocryptology’s highly innovative platform, that is destined to become the global standard for identification. “As an actor I am used to playing roles and hiding my real identity. In real life I want to make sure that nobody can play with my actual identity. Biocryptology gives me this peace of mind: it allows me to reveal my identity in a secure fashion, while keeping it protected against hackers at all times.”
Simon is Co-Founder and Director of Blockchain at 11:FS. Previously at Barclays, he established the bank as one of the leaders in blockchain thought and action. Simon also serves as an advisor to central banks and governments, in addition to consulting the top 20 banks on blockchain. He’s helped a variety of startups flourish through the Barclays Accelerator.
Who’s Going to be There?
Connect with some of the world’s leading payment companies over the three days with the likes of American Express, First Data and AEVI.