Agenda and further speakers announced for WIRED Money
The agenda, subject to updates, and further speakers are announced for WIRED MONEY, Together with BBVA, the fourth annual one-day summit that will take place on Thursday, June 23 at the British Museum.
Confirmed speakers for 2016 include:
– Christina Kehl, COO of Knip. Co-founder of mobile-first insurance broker, Knip, Christina Kehl helped launch Swiss Finance Start-ups – an association of more than 70 fintech innovators.
– Shamir Karkal, Head, Open APIs at BBVA. Karkal aims to open up the core banking platform and services of BBVA and allow companies to build products and services on top of them.
– Paulo Marques, CTO and co-founder of Feedzai. Paulo Margues’ data science firm Feedzai uses machine learning to prevent fraud for payment networks, banks and retailers.
– Amos Meiri, CEO of Colu. Bitcoin entrepreneur Amos Meiri founded Colu – a platform that uses block chain technology to bring trust to all types of transactions, both digital and physical.
– Hardeep Walia, CEO and founder of Motif Investment. Motif lets investors build portfolios around broad concepts and themes, such as natural resources or biotech.
– Anthony Watson, president and CEO of Uphold. Uphold helps people move, hold and spend any form of money or commodity online. It has enabled more than $900 million in transactions. Individual session themes and speakers within each session include:
– The New Bank
JP Rangaswami, chief data officer of Deutsche Bank. The former chief scientist of Salesforce is now responsible for enhancing Deutsche Bank’s data quality and controls, to enhance its digital strategy; Anthony Thompson, founder and chairman of Atom Bank. Thomson is currently building Atom, a digital bank that aims to provide customers with all the services of a normal bank, via a mobile app; Anne Boden, CEO of Starling Bank, where she is creating a mobile-first bank that’s designed with usability at its core; Matthias Kröner, CEO & board spokesman, Fidor Bank – formerly the youngest CEO of a German direct bank, Kröner is CEO of digital bank Fidor, which recently launched in the UK.
– Reinventing Insurance
Christina Kehl, COO of Knip, who helped launch Swiss Finance Start-ups – an association of more than 70 FinTech innovators; Aldo Monteforte, founder & CEO of The Floow, which is using smartphones as data-collecting devices for insurance companies, reducing premiums and making driving safer; Kim Miller, serial entrepreneur and founder of Guevara, a car insurance platform that allows drivers to pool their premiums for significant savings.
– Democratizing Investing
Hardeep Walia, CEO and founder of Motif Investment. Motif lets investors build portfolios around broad concepts and themes, such as natural resources or biotech; Jonathan Medved, founder and CEO of OurCrowd. Israeli company OurCrowd enables start-up investment via crowdfunding. Start-ups regularly raise millions of dollars using the platform.
– Designing Efficiency
Kathryn Petralia, COO of Kabbage. Petralia co-founded Kabbage, a platform offering working capital, or small loans, to people who sell products online – whether it’s jewellery on Etsy or iPhone cases on eBay; Hank Uberoi, CEO of Earthport, which aims to create a faster, more affordable cross-border payments system. Typically it offers 50% cheaper remittances than the market average; Anthony Watson, president and CEO of Uphold. Uphold helps people move, hold and spend any form of money or commodity online. It has enabled more than $900m in transactions; Shamir Karkal, head, open APIs at BBVA, who aims to open up the core banking platform and services of BBVA and allow companies to build products and services on top of them.
– The Rise of the Machines
Alexander Graubner-Müller, CEO & co-founder of Kreditech which, by using big data, algorithms and automated processes, creates a credit score for everyone – including the “unbanked” population; Marta Krupinska, co-founder and general manager of Azmio. Azimo is a low-cost, fast and safe way to send money to 195 countries. Its services include cash pick-ups, bank transfer, mobile top-ups and a mobile wallet; Paulo Marques, CTO and co-founder of Feedzai. Data science firm Feedzai uses machine learning to prevent fraud for payment networks, banks and retailers.
– The Potential of the Distributed Network
Amos Meiri, CEO of Colu. Bitcoin entrepreneur Meiri founded Colu – a platform that uses blockchain technology to bring trust to all types of transactions, both digital and physical.
The full agenda, subject to updates, can be seen here.
Following the success of previous years, WIRED Money, Together with BBVA, will once again bring together insight from sector newcomers and entrepreneurs, as well as the established financial powerhouses. It will offer a fresh focus on this fast-changing industry and introduce, explain and predict the changes affecting the world of banking, finance and money.
BBVA Open Talent (www.centrodeinnovacionbbva.com/en/opentalent), the bank’s competition for early-stage start-ups now in its eighth edition, will be sponsoring the Start-up Stage at WIRED Money 2016. The Start-up Stage speakers will be announced in due course. There are a limited number of tickets available for WIRED Money Together with BBVA, at a price of £999 + VAT. A 10% discount is available to “early birds” until April 17. WIRED subscribers have access to a 15% discount until April 17, and a 50% discount is available to finance sector start-ups.
For further information, or for registration, visit http://www.wiredevent.co.uk/wiredmoney-2016