PayTech and the Cashless Society

Day 1: Wednesday 5th December 2018

10:00 am - 10:10 am Chair’s Opening Remarks

David Parker - Founder & CEO, Polymath Consulting
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David Parker

Founder & CEO
Polymath Consulting

Who Needs Cash?

10:10 am - 10:30 am Fireside Chat: Who Needs Cash? A Society in Transformation

David Parker - Founder & CEO Polymath Consulting
Edward Hallett - Managing Director, iZettle UK London
·         Making a difference in society: how iZettle is enabling contactless payments
·         Empowering the world of small to medium businesses: making payments accessible
·         Examples from current UK related deployments: from musicians to the theatre
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Edward Hallett

Managing Director
iZettle UK London

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David Parker

Founder & CEO
Polymath Consulting

10:30 am - 10:50 am Digitization of the Consumer Journey in Banking

Rachna Ahlawat - EVP and Co-Founder, Ondot Systems

It is not just a mindset, learn about technical pillars that enable it
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Rachna Ahlawat

EVP and Co-Founder
Ondot Systems

·         Industry lessons from international initiatives: regional case studies and key takeaways
·         Hurdles for a ‘cashless society’: accommodating the unbanked
·         Streamlining available technologies to provide a simple solution for merchants and consumers alike
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Gavin Lock

Chief Operating Officer
Senjō Group

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Paul Rodgers

Chairman
Vendorcom

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Carlos Belsué

Chief Executive Officer
Armillion

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Kate Jones

Programme Director, Busk in London
Greater London Authority

Marcus Hughes

Lead Counsel, Europe
Coinbase

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Phillip Mind

Principal Advisor
UK Finance

Envisioning the Near Future and Beyond

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Meirav Peled

Head of Partnerships
Riskified

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Alessio Damonti

Head of Go to Market
Axerve

11:40 am - 12:00 pm The Future of Payments and the Impact of Tech

Julian Sawyer - Chief Operating Officer, Starling Bank
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Julian Sawyer

Chief Operating Officer
Starling Bank

·         Blockchain  leading the way for security: envisioning the future of distributed ledger technology
·         Technology as an enabler for user experience: how biometrics, facial recognition and innovative authentication technology impact the payments and fintech landscape
·         Building the future of payments via fintech collaboration and initiatives: industry partnerships to ensure growth and continued relevance
·         Moving from cards to code and the shifting consumer requirements
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Ruomeng Wang

Senior Analyst, Consumer Platforms & Fintech Technology, Media & Telecom
I.H.S.

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Houssem Assadi

CEO
Dejamobile

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Jonathan Wood

Senior Vice President, Consumer Applications
Mastercard

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Jeremy Light

Vice President of EU Strategic Accounts
Ripple

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James Done

Travel Money Director
Thomas Cook Money

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Teresa Connors

Head of Market Engagement Payments
NatWest

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André Løvestam

CEO.
Zwipe

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Matthew Ford

Product & Marketing Director
Tandem Money

The Evolution of Security

12:40 pm - 1:00 pm Common and Secure Communication under PSD2: an Update on APIs, Dedicated Interfaces, and Fallback Options and exemptions

Dr Dirk Haubrich - Head of Conduct, Payments and Consumers, EBA
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Dr Dirk Haubrich

Head of Conduct, Payments and Consumers
EBA

1:00 pm - 1:20 pm Removing Friction in the e-commerce World Using Blockchain

Fausto Dassenno - Head of Product and Tech B2C and Verticals, eBay and Gumtree
How blockchain will transform the ecommerce industry over the next few years, impacting:
  • Payments
  • Supply chain
  • Data security

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Fausto Dassenno

Head of Product and Tech B2C and Verticals
eBay and Gumtree

1:20 pm - 2:00 pm Lunch Break

2:00 pm - 2:20 pm Streamlining the Competitive Landscape: Remote FinTech Licensing

Marius Jurgilas - Board Member, Bank of Lithuania
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Marius Jurgilas

Board Member
Bank of Lithuania

Big Brother Meets Big Data: The Future of Identity

·         Why digital identity is important to payments
·         How digital identities can reduce the use of cash and drive financial inclusion
·         Digital identity initiatives seeing success today
·         Considerations for identity strategy for governments, banks and fintechs
·         What will digital identities look like in 2028?
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Daniel Lowther

Head of Fintech & Associate Director
CCgroup

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Fredrik Sjöholm

Senior Director Business Development
Precise Biometrics

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Tony Craddock

Director-General
Emerging Payments Association

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Mark Harvey

Global Engagement Director Digital Identity
GSMA

3:00 pm - 3:10 pm The Protection of Mobile Applications Against Hacking and Reverse Engineering

Jacques Caers - Sales Manager Financial Markets, Guardsquare
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Jacques Caers

Sales Manager Financial Markets
Guardsquare

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Dr Heike Winter

Digitalization in Payments Payment Systems Policy Division
Bundesbank

3:30 pm - 3:50 pm From Clumsy Human to Personalized AI

Åste Einn - Chief Design Officer & Co-Founder, Payr
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Åste Einn

Chief Design Officer & Co-Founder
Payr

Merchant Mind Share: Customer-Centricity and the Consumer Journey

3:50 pm - 4:00 pm Web Presentation: The Era of AI-powered Automated Customer Service

Tao Ma - Principal Architect of Speech Dept., AI Platform & Research, JD.com
  • How JD.com is using key technologies such as Machine Learning, Deep Neural Networks, Big Data Analytics and how these have been applied to develop state-of-the-art algorithms in speech recognition, natural language understanding, dialogue management, speaker verification, and sentiment analysis
  • Consumer feedback on chatbots and the impact to the overall journey
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Tao Ma

Principal Architect of Speech Dept., AI Platform & Research
JD.com

·         Current payment challenges and innovation
·         The merchant experience with different payment methods
·         Feedback on costs and benefits of payment innovations
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David Parker

Founder & CEO
Polymath Consulting

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Tao Ma

Principal Architect of Speech Dept., AI Platform & Research
JD.com

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Lior Segal Adv

Director of Payments
The Stars Group

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James Ashe-Taylor

Partner
Constantine Cannon LLP

Rupert Lee-Browne

Chairman and Chief Executive
Caxton FX

How Is Open Banking Enabling a Smoother Customer Experience?

4:20 pm - 4:40 pm Open Banking and Open Data: Moving Beyond Traditional Merchant Payments

Felicia Meyerowitz Singh - CEO, AkoniHub
·         Open banking as a conduit for transformation
·         Supporting the consumer with real-time updates in a centralized location: empowering the consumer
·         Removing cards from the payment process to lower costs
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Felicia Meyerowitz Singh

CEO
AkoniHub

Un and Underserved

4:40 pm - 5:00 pm Direct, open or aggregated: How can corporate banking integrations evolve in the future?

David McHenry - Managing Director, Head of Global Treasury & Payments Advisory – EMEA, Silicon Valley Bank
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David McHenry

Managing Director, Head of Global Treasury & Payments Advisory – EMEA
Silicon Valley Bank

5:00 pm - 5:10 pm How Are Payment Technologies Levelling the Playing Field for Financial Inclusion?

Neil Harris - Advisory Board Member, Emerging Payments Association
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Neil Harris

Advisory Board Member
Emerging Payments Association

  • The current landscape for financial inclusion
  • Innovations in this space: how are technologies facilitating financial inclusion?
  • Examples from around the globe highlighting pioneering innovations
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Joanne Dewar

Deputy CEO
Global Processing Services

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Neil Harris

Advisory Board Member
Emerging Payments Association

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Shantanu Bhagwat

Senior Advisor, VC Funds Venture Capital Unit
Department for International Trade

Unleashing the Potential for Cryptocurrency and Bitcoin

·         The cryptocurrency market is in constant flux, regulators worldwide are grappling with ways to control trading, and traditional banking systems are far from isolated from the global phenomenon.
·         What can we expect from the future of cryptocurrency?
·         What role has the ICO crackdown had on the industry?
·         How is the cryptocurrency craze impacting traditional finance?
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Paweł Kuskowski

CEO and Co Founder
Coinfirm

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Mihir Magudia

Managing Director
Digital Currency Foundation

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Ryan Hanley

Vice President, Business Development
TokenMarket

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On Yavin

CEO
Cointelligence

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Yves-Laurent Kayan

CEO & FOUNDER
CoinPlus

6:10 pm - 6:10 pm Close