Current Speakers

Digital Transformation in Banking Summit

Gareth Murray (TBC)

Financial Crime Director

Gareth Murray (TBC)

Adriana Ennab

Director Of Public Policy

Adriana Ennab

Adriana specializes in financial regulatory policy issues covering all Digital and Innovation topics including, CDBCs, RegTech, Cyber-Security, Data, Digital Identity, AI, Quantum Cloud and Open Finance. Prior to joining Credit Suisse, Ms. Ennab was a Repo trader and Global Product Manager for Merrill Lynch, Tradition Government Securities and Goldman Sachs in Asia, London and New York. Additionally she ran various private ventures in Asia and London.

Adriana holds a BS in Management and Finance from New York University and an MBA from Fordham School of Business Management.

Adriana is passionate about getting more girls into technology and changing the education system for boys and girls to start learning in primary school making tech second nature to all creating the future digital transformation leaders.

Adriana is on the Women in Fintech Powerlist and winner of the Women in Finance Returners 2021 award.

Patrick De Neef

Chief Innovation Officer

Patrick De Neef

Jamilia Parry

Global Head of Innovation & Digital Solutions

Jamilia Parry

Gijs Boudewijn

General Manager

Gijs Boudewijn

Fernando Burgos Herce

Chief Information Officer

Fernando Burgos Herce

Fernando Burgos is the CIO of Santander Bank in Germany and an Executive Committee member in the company. Before being appointed CIO, Fernando was Santander’s Chief Digital Officer.
Under his responsibility he has been driving Digital and Technology transformation in the Bank, and the strategic evolution of legacy systems towards new cloud-based capabilities and new customer-centric technology stacks.

Prior to his tenure in the Banking Industry, Fernando spent most of his professional career in the telecommunication industry. During this period, he worked for Deutsche Telekom as Senior Vice President of Home Services. He as well spent 13 years with Telefonica, most recently as Director of Digital in Germany, leading the overarching Digital unit resulting of O2 and E-Plus merger. Prior to this, Fernando directed the Corporate Venture Capital fund of Telefonica and managed the portfolio of invested companies across Silicon Valley and Israel.

Earlier in his career, Fernando held teaching and research positions at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute – ETH (Zurich) and La Salle URL (Barcelona), and worked several years as an architect in Spain.

Fernando has an Executive MBA from IMD in Lausanne, a Masters Degree from ETH in Zurich, a Masters in Structural Engineering, and a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Sevilla.

Ulrike Jörrer

Director | Head of CoE Digital Adoption

Ulrike Jörrer

Strategic leader for learning, development, and innovation with 15 years of experience in global businesses.

Since I moved into professional services I have been responsible for digital learning, innovation, and effectiveness in various large-scale, global projects. Built-up teams to deliver innovative digital learning solutions and took over global responsibility for transformation and learning workstreams. I am used to working in complex and matrix organizations and strive for excellence through wins and nominations for different awards (e.g. Brandon Hall, Learning Technologies).

I am passionate about driving people and projects to success by using innovation and creativity while working in strong teams and helping them to evolve.

Antigoni Kourou

Robotics & Intelligent Automation Technical Lead

Antigoni Kourou

Committed to making technology available for everyone, Antigoni leads the technical implementation of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) & Intelligent Automation at ING, one of the most innovative banks in the financial sector in Netherlands and Europe. Antigoni has a background in Business Information Systems from University of Amsterdam and has built her career in different automation focused initiatives in the banking sector, particularly in KYC, Financial Markets and Operations. Antigoni actively supports digital transformation, by creating a disruptive and inclusive work environment.

Saira Khan

Head of Innovation & Partnerships

Saira Khan

In 2018, Saira Khan was named #35 as a incredible role model and coolest women in Britain to watch for amongst the top 139 women by ‘Start up digest’ Recognised Globally as a change agent.

Saira leads and supports the collaboration of Fintech and traditional financial services across HSBC U.K. Digital & First Direct Bank, where she leads on business model innovation, focused on areas including open banking, emerging technologies such as Data,AI has a keen passion in driving sustainability agenda. Owning and managing key Fintech partnerships to enrich the customer digital experience.

Strong background in leading to fulfil scale ambitions. And shifting colleague and customer impact to digital adoption. Improving the customer and colleague advocacy.

Saira has a background of leading strategic digital innovation teams in FS, working alongside a number of business areas across the Global Retail, Wealth and Corporate bank, to drive and execute the transformation for the business to make sure we survive and thrive the digital revolution. Executing on digital innovation initiatives including the development and testing of new business models, fintech partnerships, and the use of emerging technologies. Saira and her teams have promoted an inclusive culture of innovation throughout the organisation, driving engagement, thought leadership and collaboration. Focussed on driving colleague and customer/client engagement, with a special emphasis on digital inclusion, channel migration, disruptive technologies and their application and supporting vulnerable groups.

Margarida Lamas Garcia

Head of Delivery Management Financials

Margarida Lamas Garcia

Optimistic, energized and enthusiastic professional who profoundly believes in what people makes possible. Curious, ambitious, a very committed business woman, who firmly strives to drive change by joining each other forces and fully convinced that we all should challenge and act upon any injustice that seems not right to us. Empathy and allyship are at the top of my list.

Results driven and experienced Account Delivery Executive with a demonstrated history of working in the IT industry. Skilled in Account Management, Business Development, Business Process, Analytical Skills, Oracle Database, Business Process Design, Business Development and Customer Relationship Management.

Strong team leader with motivational management style and reputation for building and maintaining highly successful (Offshore, Onshore and Nearshore) teams of ICT Professionals, supporting and couching them to achieve anything we want.

As a Microsoft Ambassador for Diversity, Inclusion and Gender Equality, I truly believe that everybody has amazing and many different skills which are complementary and powerful enough to change and improve this world.

Jana Novohradska

Representative of the Slovak Republic

Jana Novohradska

Lilit Brunais Aghabekyan

Head of Customer Experience

Lilit Brunais Aghabekyan

Lilit has over 14 years of banking/finance experience in various roles in retail/corporate and investment banking. In her current role as Head of Customer Experience at Memo Bank, she is responsible for creating innovative banking products and improving banking experience for the SME clients.

Prior to Memo Bank she has worked at large banking and financial institutions such as Bloomberg, Moody’s, BNP Paribas, handling various roles such as financial analysis, data, project, and product management, as well as consulting on digital transformation.

Lilit understands well the challenges of digital transformation in large organisations compared to creating new digital capabilities from scratch. She can talk about how Memo Bank has created its banking system from scratch and what the advantages and complexities are compared to large banks’ digital transformation efforts.

Barbara van Duijn

Group Director ICT

Barbara van Duijn

Katharina Paust-Bokrezion

Head of Payments Policy, Political Affairs

Katharina Paust-Bokrezion

Katharina Paust-Bokrezion is an experienced banking and payment professional working in the industry for more than 20 years. She has been with Deutsche Bank since 2004.

In her current role as the Head of Payments Policy in the Political Affairs team she is responsible for establishing and executing the global advocacy strategy of the organisation covering developments in the areas of payments, crypto-assets and central bank digital currencies and engaging with political and regulatory representatives on these matters.

Katharina’s roots are in the capital markets and securities services sector where she was a relationship manager for institutional clients and their portfolio across the European markets. She then became a product manager for post-trade, clearing and custody services which included the expansion of the Deutsche Bank franchise into further regions globally.

Additionally, as a member of the global Diversity & Inclusion team of Deutsche Bank, Katharina contributed to establishing a diverse and inclusive work culture across the organisation including the implementation of the German gender quota law. She continues to be passionately engaged in several employee resource groups and initiatives, including being the “advisory-mother” in the network Fathers@DB.

Ana-Maria Vasile

Head of Compliance

Ana-Maria Vasile

Ana-Maria Vasile, CAMS-RM, IRMCert, has a broad expertise on Anti-Financial Crime and Enterprise Risk Management, with 15 years of practical experience in the financial services industry and bringing a specialized educational background in this respect. Currently, she is the Chief Compliance Officer at CEC Bank Romania, coordinating the overall Regulatory, Compliance Risk Management, AML/CTF and Sanctions Compliance activities within the bank.

As part of her experience, Ana was involved in the implementation of global policies and internal controls for the prevention of financial crime risks related to TBML, including the development of a one-of-its-kind in-house monitoring application for Trade Finance transaction monitoring within Commerzbank AG.

Prior to joining Commerzbank, Ana was a Manager in the forensic practice of Deloitte, her focus areas and responsibilities being related to delivering projects on the implementation of ML/TF risk management programs in financial institutions, targeted financial sanctions, FATCA implementation, fraud and money laundering investigations, fraud detection, transaction monitoring for various financial products, funds tracking, assessment of AML/CTF compliance activity within financial institutions and implementation and assessment of AFC/Sanctions/Ethics and Compliance programs.

Additionally, she also has extensive experience in the country risk assessment practice, as she was a subject matter expert in the ML/TF National Risk Assessments projects for Lithuania (2015) and Latvia (2016).

Maria Cristina Melan

Transformational manager and PMO

Maria Cristina Melan

Joy Huesmann-Overmeer

Global lead for digital transformation for Corporate Treasury Services

Joy Huesmann-Overmeer

Sabine Schmidt

Head of Global Helpdesk & Digital Support Services

Sabine Schmidt

Neha Wattas

Head of Strategy & Insights, Innovation & Corporate Development

Neha Wattas

Neha Wattas, Executive Director, is a global Banking and FinTech executive.

She is currently the Head of Strategy & Insights at JPMorgan Payments, a business that moves $8T a day globally. In this role, she enjoys living in the future — by developing theses on emerging trends that are shaping the next decade of payments — and leads FinTech partnerships, investments, and M&A deals within those thematic value pools.

She is the co-author of a JPMorgan report titled “Payments are eating the World” which has received press coverage on Bloomberg.com. Neha is a frequent speaker at various FinTech industry events.

She has been with JPMorgan for 9 years during which she has delivered high-impact products, strategies, and initiatives working at the New York and London offices across multiple lines of businesses i.e. Consumer & Community Bank, Asset Management, and Corporate & Investment Bank. Neha is an alumnus of the Management Associate Program, JPMorgan’s prestigious global leadership development program targeted at cultivating a pipeline of leaders at the bank.

Prior to banking,

She was a management consultant to Fortune 500 Insurance and Financial Services clients, where she advised them on topics such as growth strategy, organizational re-design, M&A integration, and complex program management.

She holds an MBA in Finance & Entrepreneurship from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an MS in Information Security Policy Management from Carnegie Mellon University.

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