Current Speakers

Open Banking & Instant Payments Summit

Duncan Cockburn

Founder & CEO

Duncan Cockburn

Duncan Cockburn, founder and CEO of OneBanks Hub, is changing the future of the high street by launching a new concept in retail banking, a platform that can be used by customers of any bank to enable everyday banking services and preserve human interaction.

Previously an accountant at KPMG Glasgow, Duncan held an auditing role working across multiple brands and categories including Farmfoods, GE Caledonian, SSE and Chivas Regal.

While on coding course in San Francisco, Duncan became excited about the potential of open banking and left KPMG in 2019 to launch OneBanks Hub.

Duncan has spoken at TEDx, Fintech Finance Future Arena and recognised in the Top 100 Young Chartered Accountants 2020. He has a has a degree from the University of Exeter and is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

Christoph Berentzen

Head of API & Open Banking / Cluster Lead API Banking

Christoph Berentzen

Gavin Littlejohn

Chair

Gavin Littlejohn

Gavin Littlejohn serves as Chair of the Financial Data and Technology Association (FDATA), which is a trade association for firms who use Open Finance in their business models. FDATA currently operates in North America, South America, Europe, Australasia and parts of Asia, but will continue to develop a presence in new markets. In this role Gavin is a leader of the Open Finance movement and has campaigned for balanced financial and privacy regulation, customer data rights, robust technical and identity standards, and the properly governed and funded delivery of open market architecture where participants rights are protected.

As well as advising central banks, regulators and governments in many markets, Gavin serves on the UK Open Banking Steering Group, the pan-European Berlin Group’s Open Finance Steering Group and the TISA, Open Investments Savings and Pensions Steering Group.

FDATA has also been instrumental, along with the University of Edinburgh, in setting up the new Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence, where Gavin has been the visionary and is serving as the Interim Chief Innovation and Research Officer. This role is accountable for the delivery of the five market facing propositions, namely the Global Economic Observatory, the Global Open Finance Technical Standard Working Group, the Innovation Environment, the Customer Data Protection Research Unit and the Economic Crime Research Unit.

Gavin has been a fintech entrepreneur (business to business and business to consumer) his whole career, pioneering technologies such as software as a service, distributed computing and open finance. Gavin is the founder of Money Dashboard and served as CEO until 2015. He also advises several venture capital firms on their portfolio, advises both start-ups and corporate financial service firms on strategy and occasionally teaches innovation techniques.

Francis De Roeck

Global Cash Management

Francis De Roeck

Jenny Josefsson

Digital Sales Growth Manager

Jenny Josefsson

Jenny works with digital sales and marketing in Swedbank. She works in a data-driven and customer-centric environment to promote and increase Swedbank’s sales and service in their digital channels, i.e swedbank.se – internet banking and the app. She believes that customer feedback, quantitative and qualitative data are keys to insights that lead to concrete actions to improve Swedbank’s digital service and customer offering. SEO, landing pages, conversion and frictionless customer journeys are common words at work. Her area of responsibility is Daily Banking – i.e everyday banking services that customers use every day. Her goal is to simplify and facilitate a customer’s life as much as possible.

She has a professional background in biomedicine and public health. She is also a passionate athlete in crosscountry skiing and ultratrailrunning.

Åsa (Jonsson) Boffardi

Senior Digital Analytics Manager

Åsa (Jonsson) Boffardi

Nicola J. Coyne

Director - Head of Immediate and Low Value Payments

Nicola J. Coyne

Erwin Kulk

Head of Service Development and Management

Erwin Kulk

I am the Head of Service Development and Management at EBA CLEARING, the leading provider of pan-European payment infrastructure solutions, owned by 48 of the major banks operating in Europe.

I am a thought leader in European retail and high-value payments, specialised in program management, product development, relationship management and executive management with over 22 years of experience in the payments industry.

Xavier Herrero

Manager Operations Groups

Xavier Herrero

Javier Santamaría Navarrete

Chair of the European Payments Council

Javier Santamaría Navarrete

Javier Santamaría is the Chair of the European Payments Council since June 2012, and has been one of its members since its creation in 2002. During decades as a bank employee, Mr. Santamaría accumulated a broad and balanced expertise in the intertwined dimensions of payments – business-related, operational, technical – across different client segments and product lines, in the legacy and the innovative spheres, which he now further develops as an independent self-employed professional. Mr Santamaría is also Chair of the Iberpay Board. Former Head of Operations and Business Services, he was Senior Vice President at Banco Santander until December 2016. He was a member of the Board of the Euro Banking Association and a Director of the SWIFT Board until the end of 2016

Ronan Hughes

Principal Architect for Core Banking and Group Manufacturing

Ronan Hughes

Ronan is a Principal Architect for Bank Of Ireland for Core Banking, delivering new technology and solutions to Bank Customers. Prior to this Ronan has also been the UK Board Member on the European Payment Council of the Scheme Management Board, was also the Head of European Payment Schemes for RBS and chairing their Euro Payments Board while sitting on the UK Payments European working group and acting as shareholder in the European Banking Association.

Elena Gomez

Global Domestic Payments Product Manager, Director, Treasury and Trade Solutions

Elena Gomez

Elena Gomez is the Global Instant Payments Head at Citi, responsible for the global product strategy and commercialization of Instant payments at Citi.

Elena has over 19 years experience in Financial Services. Since joining Citi in 2004 she has held a number of roles within the bank – covering Network, Operations, Project and Product Management, among other functions. Through these roles Elena has supported and led multiple Payment and Receivables products and built a wealth of expertise in transactional banking. Elena also plays an active role in industry forums and working groups.

Elena holds a Bachelor degree in English Studies by UAM Madrid, and a Masters in Financial Services by University College Dublin.

Jenny Winther

Secretary General

Jenny Winther

• Secretary General, Nordic Payments Council (NPC) (2019 – Present)
• CEO, Swedish Payments Council (2017 – 2019)
• Head of Payment and Clearing Products and Services, Bankgirot (2014 – 2017)
• Product Manager Mobile Payments/Swish, Bankgirot (2011 – 2014)
• Key Account Manager, Bankgirot (2009 – 2011)
• Business Consultant Financial Services, Logica (CGI), (1997 – 2009)

Gian Battista

Head of Digital Payments and Services

Gian Battista

As Head of Digital Payments and Services, Gian Battista is currently responsible for developing and positioning strategies for innovative payment and Open Banking solutions both for retail and business customers of Intesa Sanpaolo, the largest bank in Italy. This role exposes Gian Battista to several challenges every day in leading his team, dealing with a highly competitive market and negotiating with third party players such as Payment networks, fintechs and non-financial service providers, in addition to fostering the digital culture within a territory anchored giant. Moreover, in his tenure at Intesa Sanpaolo he has been working on the ideation, creation and launch of some of the most innovative digital products of the bank such as the mobile wallet of the bank, called XME Wallet, that help customers managing their expenses and gain access to the most innovative payment solution in the market such as Apple Pay and Samsung Pay. As well, he is responsible for the creation of new solutions in the Open Banking field, such as XME banks, the new financial aggregator (AISP & PISP) provided by Intesa Sanpaolo. Gian Battista has over 10 years of experience in the banking industry and he has been previously working within the Marketing dept

Michael Knetsch

Global Head of Instant Payments Development

Michael Knetsch

Michael is Director Business Product Expert at Deutsche bank. He is responsible for driving delivery of Payment capabilities, innovating client proposition development for Retail, corporate, FI & NBFI client base, building Relationship; networking within intra-bank, corporate & industry fora within EMEA. He has deep knowledge of the complete end to end cash management value chain and related proposition and products

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