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FINTECH INN 2019 November 27

Main Stage / Invest Lab / Tech Corner /
08:30 - 09:30
Registration and coffee
09:30 - 09:35
Welcome address

Gitanas Nausėda, The President of the Republic of Lithuania

09:35 - 09:45
Opening ceremony

Gitanas Nausėda, the President of the Republic of Lithuania

Vitas Vasiliauskas, Chairman of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania

Vilius Šapoka, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania

Marius Skuodis, Vice minister of Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania

09:45 - 09:50
Welcome greetings by the moderator

Martynas Pilkis, Senior Economist at the Market Infrastructure Department at the Bank of Lithuania

09:50 - 10:25
Panel: “What’s the new colour of Fintech future?”

Moderator: Marius Jurgilas, Board Member of the Bank of Lithuania

Prof. Dr.Kristina Sinemus, Hessian Minister for Digital Strategy and Development

Aniko Szombati, Executive Director for Digitalization, Bank of Hungary

Serhii Kholod, Deputy Head at National Bank of Ukraine

Diego Perez, Member of the board of directors at ABFintechs

10:25 - 10:40
“How to make the European banking truly crossborder”

Tamaz Georgadze, CEO & Founder of Raisin

10:40 - 11:15
Panel: “Global payments 2.0”

Moderator: Martynas Pilkis, Senior Economist at the Market Infrastructure Department at the Bank of Lithuania

Tapio Vailahti, Head Of Business Development at Evry Card Services Finland Oy

Tang (Tony) Wei, Assistant President of Huifu Payment Limited

Suresh Vaghjiani, CEO at Tribe Payments

Linas Beliūnas, Country Manager, Europe at Flutterwave

11:15 - 11:30
“Technologies that will drive financial services for the next generation”

Alexander von Schirmeister, Executive Vice President for Europe at SumUp

11:30 - 11:45
“Tips to future unicorns – how to manage growth”

Lars Trunin, Head of UK Product at TransferWise

11:45 - 12:20
Panel: “M&A vs Cooperation: acquire or conspire”

Moderator: Dovilė Burgienė, Co-founder & Managing Partner at Walless

Nils Melngailis, Chairman at Luminor Group

Brian Reaves, CEO of Factris

Šarūnas Skyrius, Partner at Superia Corporate Finance

12:20 - 12:35
“Fintech & Innovation in CEE Capital Markets”

Pierre Heilbronn, Vice President, Policy and Partnerships, EBRD

12:35 - 12:50
“The impact that Libra is likely to have on global financial markets”

Areiel Wolanow, Managing Director at Finserv Experts

12:50 - 13:05
“Bringing innovation from Europe to the World”

Šarūnas Legeckas, General Manager at N26

13:05 - 13:40
Lunch break
13:40 - 14:15
Panel: “Your future customers – what do they want and how will you provide it?”

Moderator: Odeta Isevičiūtė, CMO at Mano.Bank

Rajesh Venkatesh, Chief Product Officer at NIUM

Ville Kymäläinen, Finland Country Manager at Northmill

Stephanie Brennan, CEO of Evarvest

14:15 - 14:30
“When and how will challenger banks operate profitably?”

Richard Davies, COO of Revolut

14:30 - 14:50
Interview: “Can Fintech be a saviour for an aging society?”

Lisa Moyle, Co-founder & Director of Strategy and Partnership at VC Innovations

14:50 - 15:15
Fireside chat: “Recent payment industry developments and what companies are doing jointly to drive the customers’ agenda forwards”

Andy Patton, CCO at Contis

Pavel Matveev, Co-founder & CEO of Wirex

15:15 - 15:35
“Future China Payments”

Hu Yan, CEO of A.E.Money

15:35 - 15:50
“Unlocking trapped capital – the next great challenge for multinational companies”

Laurence Cooke, Founder & CEO of nanoPay Corporation

15:50 - 16:05
“Cardless and cashless future”

Rik Krieger, Co-founder of Sonect

16:05 - 16:25
“How to get more women involved in the blockchain & Fintech space?”

Sukhi Jutla, Co-founder & COO of MarketOrders

16:25 - 16:40
“From products to digital platforms, harnessing the power of an ecosystem in API economies”

Ben Goldin, CTO & CPO at Mambu

16:40 - 17:15
Panel: “The new arms race: the future of digital identity”

Moderator: Liudas Kanapienis, Co-founder & CEO of Ondato

Nimrod Lehavi, CEO of Simplex

Gediminas Ratkevičius, CEO & Co-Founder at iDenfy

Maksym Lebedev, AML Technology specialist (Baltics and CIS) at ComplyAgvantage


Lightning talk & closing remarks
10:00 - 10:25
Fireside chat: “How can startups benefit from the European Fintech Ecosystem?”

Anna Blyablina, Co-Founder of Sthlm Fintech Week

Rugilė Stonytė, Fintech Investment Advisor at Invest Lithuania

10:25 - 10:40
“Scale-up your Fintech globally: tips for startups”

Shaul David, Head of New Business Propositions at RailsBank

10:40 - 10:55
“How to manage Fintech risks”

Simon Hogg, Director at Prospect Insurance Brokers, Lloyds

10:55 - 11:05
“China Fintech ecosystem and what NIFA does as a national self-regulatory organisation”

Li Qian, Chief Officer of Public Affairs, Chairman of the Labor Union and Director of the Membership Department of the National Internet Finance Association of China (NIFA)

11:05 - 12:00
Lunch break
12:00 - 12:20
“Fintech: Branding for banks”

Remco Veenenberg, Head of Alliances at W.UP

12:20 - 13:00
VC Panel: “Tips for Fintech startups on attracting investors”

Moderator: Erik Bhullar, Chief Revenue Officer at REXR (Realified), angel investor and startup advisor

Debneel Mukherjee, Founder & Managing Partner of Decacorn Capital

Stanislav Ivanov, Founding Partner at Tera Ventures

Frank Petry, Investor, Mentor, Member Of The Supervisory Board at TFG Venture Capital/Vestcorp AG

Dr. Raffi Chammassian, Affiliate Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management

13:00 - 14:10
Startup Pitches: Women tech track

Moderator: Sandra Golbreich, CEO at Baltic Sandbox

14:10 - 14:35
Fireside chat: “Women in Fintech”

Milda Dargužaitė, CEO of Northern Horizon

Susanne Hannestad, CEO at Fintech Mundi

14:35 - 15:00
Coffee and networking
15:00 - 16:10
Startup Pitches: Scale-up track

Moderator: Andrius Milinavičius, Founding member and BDO at Baltic Sandbox

16:10 - 16:30
Lightning Talk: “Perform – the unsexy truth of startup success”

Cristobal Alonso, Global CEO & EI Patron of Startup Wise Guys

16:30 - 17:40
Startup pitches: Growth track

Moderator: Andra Bagdonaitė, Programme manager at Startup Wise Guys

Closing remarks & announcing the winners

Erik Bhullar, Chief Revenue Officer at REXR (Realified), angel investor and startup advisor

10:00 - 10:20
“Digital Bank built on Big Data”

Dr. Edwin Van der Ouderaa, Senior MD at Accenture Financial Services Digital and Analytics

10:20 - 11:00
Cyber security panel: “Taking FinTech international”

Moderator: Dr. Rytis Rainys, Director at National Cyber Security Center of Lithuania

Anatoli Woolf, CTO at Tomahawk Technologies USA

Igor Angelini, Head of Task Force European Financial and Economic Crime Centre (EFECC)

Sergei Rumjantsev, CTO at Salv Technologies OÜ

11:00 - 11:20
“International developments with financial information sharing to detect crime”

Nick Maxwell, Head of FFIS

11:20 - 11:40
“The latest trends in AI/ML for banks and financial institutions”

Pavlo Sidelov, CTO at SDK.Finance

11:40 - 12:00
“Accelerating innovation in Fintech world”

Madalina Popa, Financial Services Industry Director for Central and Eastern Europe at Microsoft

12:00 - 12:20
“Hyperledger fabric: Blockchain for business”

Arnaud Le Hors, Senior Technical Staff Member, Blockchain &Web Open Technologies at IBM

12:20 - 12:40
“(R)evolution of Money – Central Bank Issued Digital Currencies”

Ousmène Jacques Mandeng, Senior Advisor at Global Blockchain Technology, Accenture

12:40 - 13:40
Lunch break
13:40 - 14:00
“Blockchain: fulfilling the Fintech promise”

Robert Harrison, Head of Business Development at Bitwala

14:00 - 14:40
Regulatory & blockchain sandbox panel: “Lessons to be learned”

Moderator: Andrius Adamonis, LBChain project manager at Bank of Lithuania

Vlaho Hrdalo, Lawyer, Chairman of Union for blockchain & cryptocurrencies (UBIK)

Hannes Helenius, Chairman of the Board at FA Solutions

Andrius Adamonis, Business Developer at Tieto

14:40 - 15:00
“Future scenarious of decentralised finance”

Sandris Murins, Principal Cofounder at Murins startups

15:00 - 15:20
“Blockchain in the Capital Markets and Beyond”

Johan Toll, Head of Digital Assets at Nasdaq Market Technology

15:20 - 15:40
“Revolution of Financial Internet”

Pavel Kravchenko, Founder & CEO at Distributed Lab

15:40 - 16:15
Coffee and networking
16:15 - 16:35
“How to regulate crypto payments while keeping them usable”

Nikola Škorič, CEO of Electrocoin d.o.o

16:35 - 16:55
“A data-driven guide to the future of Fintech”

Brian Geary, Commercial Director at Beyondanalysis

Closing remarks

FINTECH INN 2019 November 28

Main Stage / Invest Lab / Insurtech Corner /
09:30 - 09:45
“Changing the way businesses bank”

Felicia Meyerowitz Singh, Founder & CEO at AkoniHub

09:45 - 10:20
Panel: “How do Fintech solutions benefit the economy”

Moderator: Elijus Čivilis, Vice-Minister (Digital Agenda) at the Ministry of the Economy and Innovation of the Republic of Lithuania

Dr.Çetin Ali Dönmez, Deputy Minister of Ministry of Industry and Technology Republic of Turkey

Joshua Setipa, Managing Director at UN Technology Bank

Mindaugas Mikalajūnas, CEO at SME Finance

10:20 - 10:55
Panel: “How does Fintech propel capital markets’ growth in the EU?”

Moderator: Arminta Saladžienė, Vice President for European Markets at Nasdaq

Vilius Šapoka, Minister of Finance of the Republic of Lithuania

Ian Brown, Head of Baltics at EBRD

Simonas Gustainis, Managing Partner at BaltCap

10:55 - 11:25
Coffee and networking
11:25 - 11:40
“Top marketing challenges/ trends for Fintech products”

Tomas Nemura, CMO at MoQ

11:40 - 12:15
Panel: “Collaboration between Fintechs & Banks”

Moderator: Vilius Tamkvaitis, Advisor to the President of Association of Lithuanian Banks

Ted Scheiman, Partnership & Investment unit lead (Fintech) at Swedbank

Michel Farah, CEO of ComplyTech

Lars Sjögren, CEO at P27 Nordic Payments Platform AB

Jacques Pütz, CEO at Luxhub

12:15 - 12:50
Fintech Hubs Panel: “How to avoid Innovation theatre?”

Moderator: Chris Wood, Associate Editor at DMN

Šarūnė Smalakytė, Head at ROCKIT

Audrius Rutkauskas, Head of SEB Innovation Centre

Anna Blyablina, Co-Founder of Sthlm Fintech Week, Business Development and Partnership Manager at FintechMatters

12:50 - 13:25
Panel: “Running an uphill marathon – founders’ view on innovating in a regulated industry”

Moderator: Jonny Paul, Director at Fintech Calling, Ltd.

Wilson Lau, Co-founder & CEO at WeGeneral Financial Group

Olli Kiuru, Partner, Head of Finance & Insurance Law and Fintech at Lexia Attorneys, Chairman of Fintech Finland

Allen Zhou, Founder of PanPay

Closing remarks
09:30 - 09:40
Welcome address by the moderator

Moderator: Vytautas Černiauskas, Expert at Civitta

09:40 - 09:55
“Ecosystem: where do Unicorns begin?”

Ronald Kleverlaan, Chairman of Stichting MKB Financiering & Director European Center for Alternative Finance at Utrecht University

09:55 - 10:35
Panel: “New pan-EU crowdfunding regulation: what’s coming up and how to benefit from it?”

Moderator: Ronald Kleverlaan, Chairman of Stichting MKB Financiering & Director European Center for Alternative Finance at Utrecht University

Karsten Wenzlaff, Secretary General, Bundesverband Crowdfunding – German Crowdfunding Association

Vytautas Šenavičius, Chairman of the Board at Lithuanian P2P Lending and Crowdfunding Association

Jekaterina Govina, Adviser of the Board Member at Bank of Lithuania

Mark Whittle, Partner, Centre for Strategy & Evaluation Services

10:35 - 10:50
“(Crowd)Funding and other ways to lift off your startup“

Martins Valters, CEO/CFO & Co-Founder at Mintos

10:50 - 11:10
Coffee and networking
11:10 - 11:50
Panel: “Crowdfunding for future Unicorns”

Moderator: Viktorija Vanagė, Founder, Profitus

Mihkel Stamm, COO of EstateGuru

Kfir Kachlon, Investments’ Principal at OurCrowd

Audrius Griškevičius, Head of SME lending at FinBee

Joachim Dworen, Head of Sales, Fundedbyme


11:50 - 12:30
Fireside chat: “Crowdfunding or Venture Capital?”

Moderator: Alex Gibb, Partner at Katalista Ventures

Ardo Mardisoo, Head of Baltic Region and Finland at Funderbeam

Andris K. Berzins, Managing Partner at Change Ventures

12:30 - 12:45
“Startup fundraising success cases”

Evaldas Remeikis, Founder & Chair of the Board at NEO Finance

Closing remarks

Moderator: Vytautas Černiauskas, Expert at Civitta

09:30 - 09:50
“Status quo of the InsurTech market & the challenge to digital insurance sales”

Timo Dreger, Founder of InsureAbout

09:50 - 10:20
“Current InsurTech landscape: business models and disruptive potential”

Matteo Carbone, 1st Insurtech influencer globally, Founder & Director at the IoT Insurance Observatory

10:20 - 11:00
Insurtech Panel: “Future of Insurtech – what to expect?”

Moderator: Niclas Ward, Independent Advisor at NW Advisory AB

Manjit Rana, Managing Director at Rainmaking Insurtech

Adam Bergendahl, Head of If Tech Lab at If P&C Insurance

Simon Hogg, Director at Prospect Insurance Brokers, Lloyds

Ed Bradshaw, Chief Strategy Officer at Ooniq

11:00 - 11:30
Coffee and networking
11:30 - 11:50
“Who’s threatening insurers? New entrants in the space”

Jan Kastory, Founding Partner of Astoria.VC

11:50 - 12:10
“Building your digital insurance ecosystem from the ground up”

Anders Skovlykke Knudsen, Business Development Director at TIA Technology

12:10 - 12:30
“Enabling the future of underwriting”

Manjit Rana, Managing Director at Rainmaking Insurtech

12:30 - 12:55
“Best ways for incumbent insurers to colaborate with InsurTechs”

Benny Bennet Jürgens, Founder and CEO, Nect GmbH

Closing remarks