FinTech Connect 2019 Blog » Interview

By: Kai Nicol-Schwarz, Content Manager, FinTech Connect

FinTech Connects with… Iryna Agieieva, Senior Product Manager Payments, Booking.com

During our PayTech Connect Advisory Board meeting in early April, I caught up with Iryna Agieieva, the Senior Product Manager Payments for Booking.com. I fired a few payment specific questions at her, covering strong customer authentication, alternative payment methods and open banking. With years of experience in online payments, alternative payment methods and payment flow optimisation, she was pretty well placed to give us the merchant perspective.

By: Kai Nicol-Schwarz, Content Manager, FinTech Connect

FinTech Connects with… Rajesh Vohra, Director, Sarova Hotels

PSD2 is here, SCA is coming and the merchant will have to update tired process and practice as much as the financial institution. In this feature, Rajesh Vohra of Sarova Hotels talks up the law of unintended consequence, predicts the proliferation of mobile wallets and laments legacy.

By: Laurence Coldicott, Senior Content Director, FinTech Connect

Interview: Nick Kerigan, Managing Director, Future Payments, Barclaycard

This week we bring you an interview with advisory board member Nick Kerigan, MD, Future Payments, Barclaycard. Nick leads Barclaycard's innovation strategy. Here, he gives his thoughts and predictions for payment technology in the months ahead.

By: Kai Nicol-Schwarz, Content Manager, FinTech Connect

FinTech Connects with...Ed Adshead-Grant, Bottomline Technologies

"Some of the more inventive uses of Open Banking, which we have not seen or thought of yet, will start to emerge in 2019. The backbone of Open Banking will support the NPA changes ahead, where everything is assumed to be real time and accessible at any time from any device."


By: Laurence Coldicott, Senior Content Director at FinTech Connect.

Championing Women in FinTech

Fintech is full of inspiring women. Strong leaders, who have had the tenacity to succeed and challenge the status quo.

We have the honour of having a number of these incredible fintech leaders on the FinTech Connect Advisory board, supporting and advising on the development of this year’s agenda.

In this article for International Women's Day, I would like to showcase three of them:

By: Laurence Coldicott, Senior Content Director at FinTech Connect.

Welcome to Blockchain Connect: Lory Kehoe, Managing Director, ConsenSys

Lory is a Managing Director with ConsenSys and leads ConsenSys Ireland. ConsenSys is a global technology company, building the infrastructure and applications to help corporates and governments harness the power of blockchain technology.

This week, Laurence Coldicott sat down to discuss Lory’s role at Blockchain Connect, and the state of play for blockchain in 2019.

Modernising Markets with Securitize CEO, Carlos Domingo

I became interested in blockchain as a platform for improving traditional financial markets very early on. When we founded SPiCE VC, a tokenized VC fund, we knew we were developing an application for blockchain technology that could transform global markets in a way that would make them better for everyone.