FinTech Connect Demos at The LaunchPad

Imagine a live demonstration theatre surrounded by 40+ exhibition stands - the busiest part of FinTech Connect, positioned right in the middle of the exhibition. That’s The Launchpad!

The Launchpad is a dedicated networking and demo space specifically designed for early stage start-ups and innovators to showcase exciting new tech and solutions, as well as for FIs and incumbents to scope out the latest innovations and opportunities for collaboration


LaunchPad Schedule Day 1 & Day 2

Wednesday 5th December

11:00 am - 11:10 am ApPello - Banking Software: Digital Banking Experience in Lending – ApPello Loan Factory

János Hoós, Chief Consulting Officer, ApPello - Banking Software



11:10 am - 11:20 am Armada Labs: Leveraging cloud services for real-life use cases; how FinTech companies use the cloud to build platforms faster, cheaper, and more secure

Nick Varnitski, CEO, Armada Labs


11:20 am - 11:30 am By our connections we shall be known: Knowledge graphs and deep relationship analysis: the frontier of financial intelligence

Dr. Kevin C. Feeney, CEO, DataChemist


11:20 am - 11:30 am How Important Cryptocurrency Marketing is in Japan and Korea and How it Affects the Success of a Project

Yuichi Honda, CEO, Blockfanz


11:40 am - 11:50 am Why Most Desktops Suck: Interop and the Future of UX, with Real-Life Lessons from JP Morgan

James Wooster, Chief Operating Officer, Glue42


11:50 am - 12:00 pm DataRobot: How to Build a Credit Model from Scratch in 10 Minutes

Peter Simon, Data Scientist, DataRobot


12:00 pm - 12:10 pm Break

12:10 pm - 12:20 pm Alfred, the Virtual Research Analyst

Jean-Bernard Tanqueray, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Finlight


12:20 pm - 12:30 pm Digitising your lending process with standardised SME accounting data

Gregory Taylor, Head of Marketing, UK&I, Validis


12:30 pm - 12:40 pm The Ultimate Toolbox to Build Your Next-Level Investment Platform

Silvan Schumacher, CEO & Co-Founder, Swanest


2:00 pm - 2:10 pm Swaper Pitch!

Pēteris Ķīsis, CEO, Swaper


2:10 pm - 2:20 pm Paybase, raises the bar of what payments can & should by helping one Matteo at a time!

Jessy Conflon, Head of Marketing , Paybase


2:20 pm - 2:30 pm TransferX: Transforming Remittances, By Harnessing DLT

Windsor Kitaka, CEO / CTO, TransferX


2:30 pm - 2:40 pm bibimoney: The Interoperable Mobile Wallet – Any Phone Any Network

Debbie Thomas, CFO, bibimoney


2:40 pm - 2:50 pm Smart Valor Pitch



2:50 pm - 3:00 pm What the Hell is Blockchain Banking?

Ben Jones, Chief Technical Officer and co-founder, Bitwala


3:00 pm - 3:10 pm Break

3:10 pm - 3:20 pm Veridas: Digital Identity and Biometry for the Banking Industry: lessons learned

Eduardo Azanza, CEO, Veridas


3:20 pm - 3:30 pm kompany: Live UBOdiscovery - solved in real-time

Richard Wakefield, Director of Key Accounts and Corporates, kompany


3:30 pm - 3:40 pm RIP Passwords and Usernames: Access Anywhere With Your Biometrics and Smartphone

Julio Cesar Pea, CTO, Biocryptology


3:40 pm - 3:50 pm biid: Mobile Identity to Secure Digital Infrastructures and Ensure Legal Compliance

Antonio Virzì, CEO, biid


3:50 pm - 4:00 pm Break

4:00 pm - 4:10 pm AI-driven News Analytics for Finance Professionals

Bob Koster, Sales Director, Owlin


4:10 pm - 4:20 pm Trace Financial: Find out how to build message transformations faster

Paul Ruskin, Director of Business Development, Trace Financial


4:20 pm - 4:30 pm Particeep: Online Distribution of Financial Products

Steve Fogue, CEO, Particeep


4:30 pm - 4:40 pm BankZee: Generation Z is here. Is your bank ready?

Katalin Ludvig, Marketing Manager, BankZee


4:40 pm - 5:10 pm Mobile Data for a Real Time Mobile Customer Journey

James Trenholme, Founder, Phronesis


4:50 pm - 5:00 pm NDGIT GmbH: API-Platform for Open Banking and Fintechs

Oliver Dlugosch, CEO, NDGIT GmbH


Thursday 6th December

11:00 am - 11:10 am Credas: Creating a culture of innovation and transformation

Rhys David, CEO, Credas


11:10 am - 11:20 am Wealthify: Democratising Investing

Richard Theo, Co-founder & CEO, Wealthify and Fintech Envoy for Wales


11:20 am - 11:30 am Rubean AG Pitch

Hermann Geupel, CEO, Rubean AG
Neil Williams, Sales Director, Rubean AG


11:30 am - 11:40 am Transforming In-Store Payments

Gary Pine, Chief Product Officer, W2 Global Data


11:40 am - 11:50 am MYPINPAD Pitch

David Poole, Head of Mobile Solutions, MYPINPAD


11:50 am - 12:00 pm Delio Pitch

David Newman, Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder, Delio


12:00 pm - 12:10 pm Sensibill: Customer Engagement and Transaction Analytics Through Receipt Management

Robert Fillmore, Vice President and General Manager, Sensibill


12:10 pm - 12:20 pm CriskCo: How banks are using Machine Learning to understand better SMEs and transform Manual underwriting to a digital process.

Erez Saf , President, CRiskCo


12:20 pm - 12:30 pm Sedicii: Real-time KYC compliance, a necessity for Digital Assets

Miguel de Vega Rodrigo, CTO, Sedicii


12:30 pm - 12:40 pm Qwil Messenger solves the challenge of making chat safe and compliant when it matters most: between staff, clients and partners.

Peter Reading, Chief Executive Officer, Qwil Messenger


12:40 pm - 12:50 pm Using blockchain to increase liquidity, and reduce time and cost to serve for end-to-end loan lifecycle and digital asset management

John Pellew, CEO and Founder, Othera


12:50 pm - 1:00 pm Panaseer: The Time is Ripe for Proactive Security

Matthew Silverman, Client Technical Lead, Panaseer


2:00 pm - 2:10 pm INSTANDA: Transforming back offices into mid office product factories

Gari Gono, Global Solutions Lead, INSTANDA


2:10 pm - 2:30 pm PROFINIT: Closing Quiz