WIRED MONEY event, agenda and further speakers announced
WIRED is delighted to announce the agenda, subject to updates, and 7 further speakers for WIRED MONEY Together with BBVA, the forthcoming one-day summit taking place on Wednesday, July 8.
Newly announced speakers are:
– Number26 cofounder Valentin Stalf, who has built a smartphone-based bank account for European consumers.
– Bitcoin authority Andreas M Antonopoulos, who developed the first masters degree in digital currencies and also hosts the Let’s Talk Bitcoin podcast.
– Brian Forde, who leads the exploration of digital currencies at MIT Media Labs and has also advised the White House on mobile and data innovation.
– Serial entrepreneur Francisco González, who runs multinational Spanish banking group, BBVA.
– Jonathan Vaux, who is responsible for ensuring Visa stays at the fore of payments, as digital disruption rapidly changes the retail landscape.
– Serial entrepreneur, investor and P2P authority Julie Hanna, who is executive chair of the board at crowd-lending site Kiva.
– Investor and advisor Mike Lynch, who founded software company Autonomy in 1996. It was acquired for $11bn.
Individual session themes and speakers within each session include:
Innovating by Design
Raphael Ouzan, founder of BillGuard, will explain the opportunity to bring down financial incumbents and reinvent every layer of banking with UX and data innovation; Hiroki Takeuchi, CEO and founder of GoCardless, which is simplifying Direct Debit payments for tens of thousands of SMEs; Number26 cofounder Valentin Stalf, who has built a smartphone-based bank account for European consumers; Taavet Hinrikus, who was Skype’s first employee before cofounding money transfer startup TransferWise, which is now valued at $1bn.
Beyond Bitcoin – Unleashing the Potiential of Blockchain
Cyrptocurrency advocate Peter Smith, CEO of Blockchain, a London startup that’s trying to change the way the world transacts by building a safe and secure Bitcoin wallet; Bitcoin authority Andreas M Antonopoulos, who developed the first masters degree in digital currencies and who also hosts the Let’s Talk Bitcoin podcast; Brian Forde, who leads the exploration of digital currencies at MIT Media Labs and also advised the White House on mobile and data innovation.
Transforming Banking via Digital
Serial entrepreneur and advisor Francisco González who runs multinational Spanish banking group, BBVA.
The People Element
Shivani Siroya, CEO and founder of InVenture, who will present her model for disrupting credit scoring in emerging markets; Alexa Clay who will offer innovation insights she’s learned from pirates, hackers and criminal gangs during research for her book The Misfit Economy; David Wolman, author and journalist whose recent book is about the death of cash.
Making Payments Friction Free
Roelant Prins, CCO of Adyen, a platform that enables merchants to accept almost any type of payment, anywhere in the world; Céline Lazorthes, the founder of money-collection site Mangopay, as well as an email-based money transfer platform Leetchi; Jonathan Vaux, who is responsible for ensuring Visa stays at the fore of payments, as digital disruption rapidly changes the retail landscape.
Darren Westlake, the founder of Crowdcube, who will highlight why traditional funding methods are broken and demonstrate how the crowd can offer a solution; serial entrepreneur, investor and P2P authority Julie Hanna who is executive chair of the board at crowd lending site Kiva; Samir Desai, CEO and cofounder of Funding Circle, a P2P platform for businesses to secure loans.
Security Risks in a Connected World
Ismail Ahmed, whose startup, WorldRemit, helps people send money abroard without the prohibitive costs; Stefan Thomas, CTO of Ripple Labs which provides a way to connect the world’s financial systems to enable secure and instant payments in any currency; Investor and advisor Mike Lynch who founded software company Autonomy in 1996. It was acquired for $11bn.
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.
Aimed at a high-level executive audience, the event will provide excellent networking opportunities with senior figures from across the banking and financial sectors.
There are a limited number of tickets available for WIRED MONEY, Together with BBVA, at a price of £995 + VAT. WIRED subscribers have access to a 10% discount until July 8, and a 50% discount is available to finance sector startups.
For further information, registration and agenda – go to: www.wired.co.uk/money15