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At the 3rd Nextgen Payments Forum 2018, we seek expertise from leading practitioners in the field and invite industry leaders to share their views and experiences on today’s industry challenges and opportunities. We select our collaborators very carefully and invite forward-thinking experts to take part in thought-provoking sessions to facilitate advanced industry insight and shared innovations.
Extensive market research
Topics addressed during the Forum are defined based on extensive industry research and the themes covered via the event agenda are identified as being of vital importance for today’s business executives.
Our speaker panelists include:
Paul Alfing MA is Senior Consultant Retail at Payments Advisory Group, an international consultancy specialized in the payments domain, working together with all stakeholders, including payment processors, banks, corporates, fintechs, retail, and public sector organisations. Payments Advisory Group provides advisory and implementation services, interim management and market research. Previously, Paul worked as Senior Advisor Payments at Thuiswinkel.org, the association for the B2C e-commerce industry in The Netherlands and was chairman of the e-Payments committee of Ecommerce Europe, the Brussels' based association representing 25.000+ companies selling products and/or services online to consumers in Europe. For Ecommerce Europe, Paul is technical expert in the Euro Retail Payments Board, chaired by the European Central Bank, and Co-Chair of the ERPB Working Group on Payment Initiation Services.
Senior Consultant Retail, Payments Advisory Group & Co-Chair, ERPB Working Group on Payment Initiation Services, Ecommerce Europe
David Gyori is a globally renowned FinTech consultant, trainer, author and keynote speaker. He is CEO of Banking Reports Ltd London, providing top quality ‘FinTech Training for Bankers’ all over the world. David holds a number of key international positions: He is Founding Member of the World FinTech Association and Member of the Panel of Judges of the European FinTech Awards as well as the UK National Technology Awards. He is the co-author of ‘The FINTECH Book’, published by Wiley and Sons in 2016, quickly becoming a global category best-seller. David is Faculty Member of the Retail Banking Academy (London), one of the most prestigious banker-training facilities globally. He serves on the Advisory Board of multiple FinTech companies in the United Kingdom.
CEO, Banking Reports & Co-Author, The Fintech Book
Peter Oakes is the founder of Fintech Ireland and Board Director at TransferMate & Susquehanna International. Regarded internationally as a fintech, regtech, central banking and financial regulation expert who has immense experience in helping businesses navigate through the complex technological, strategic, financing and regulatory issues, Peter has been working on fintech initiatives since 2009. His cumulative background as a lawyer (Ireland, UK and Australia), non-executive director, former Board Director and Chief Risk Officer at Bank of America Merchant Services Europe and former Director of the Central Bank of Ireland gives him unique and uncompromised experience to help drive payments and fintech.
Founder, Fintech Ireland, Board Director, TransferMate & Susquehanna International
UK / IE
Dr. Subas Roy is the Chairman of the International RegTech Association. He has served as the global RegTech practice leader in a large professional services organization previously and has led several global digital risk and compliance transformation programmes over the last 20+ years. He was the Chair of a number of Government led initiatives in the United Kingdom and wider Europe related to innovation in digital trust and compliance. Innovation-In Trust and RegTech-by Design are the two practical theories developed by him and he continues to research on these further. He is passionate about RegTech, global RegTech eco-system and helping to create a collaborative, leading-edge, innovative work environment. He is a trained computational mathematician with professional qualification on Accounting and Business Administration. When not traveling, he is based in London. A father and a husband, he likes to spending time with his family, reading books and running for leisure!
Chairman of the International RegTech Association
Pascale-Marie is responsible for developing the European Banking Federation’s strategy and objectives with regard to all payment related issues as well as supporting the role of European Banks in existing and emerging payment initiatives (PSD2, mobile, e-payments etc). She is also a member of the Commission Payment Systems Experts Group which represents the EBF at the ECB European Retail Payments Board (ERPB). In addition, she is a member of the Payment Security Support Group of the European Payments Council and managing Director of Fidelis, a company specialized in EU lobbying on payment related issues. Pascale-Marie holds a PhD in international private law.
Senior Policy Adviser, Payments and Digital at the European Banking Federation
Scott is one of the leading experts in Europe regarding the regulation of payments. He has more than 15 years' experience of competition law and payments regulatory law. He provides day-to-day legal advice on a broad range of competition law issues (including follow-on actions for damages) and regulatory issues impacting the payments sector in particular, including PSD2, the Interchange Fee Regulation (IFR), the European Banking Authority (EBA) guidelines for the security of Internet payments, the EU Cross-Border Regulation, Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC), etc.
Partner at Bird & Bird
Jonathan’s considerable experience in the blockchain sector ranges from a close study on the developing regulation in the area to hands-on experience in the technical and economic aspects of cryptocurrencies, one of the most widely-adopted uses of the blockchain so far. Jonathan’s LL.D. (Doctorate of Laws) thesis was titled “The Effect of Bitcoin on Money Laundering Law”, and being completed in May 2015, it was one of the first ever legal theses on the subject. He has been following developments in the area for four years and moreover has also participated as a keynote speaker in several conferences both in Malta and abroad, covering the legal, technical and economic aspects thereof.
President of BitMalta
Carl has been part of the Malta Gaming Authority’s legal team for over three years after three years of training in the field of criminal law, and occupies the position of Deputy General Counsel. He graduated as a lawyer from the University of Malta in 2014 and was admitted to the bar in 2015. His main areas of work include providing advice on matters relating to gaming regulation, general legal and EU affairs, and dispute resolution. Carl is also heavily involved in policy matters and the drafting of legislation, including the recent legal framework on skill games, the current impetus on cryptocurrencies and distributed ledger technology in the gaming industry, and the upcoming gaming regulatory changes in Malta.
Deputy General Counsel at Malta Gaming Authority
Liz Lumley is a global specialist commentator on global financial technology or 'FinTech' She has spent over 20 years working in the financial technology space, most recently as Managing Director at Startupbootcamp FinTech London and as an editor at financial services and technology newswire, Finextra. In addition to being an internationally recognised conference speaker and moderator, she is also a regular contributor to several well known podcasts including Brett King’s Breaking Banks on the VoiceAmerica Business channel and FinTech Insider from 11.FS. You can read her regular thoughts on her journey through FinTech and global startups on the blog Girl, Disrupted at www.girldisrupted.com.
Global FinTech Commentator
Prior to joining the Bank of Lithuania, Marius Jurgilas worked as Researcher at the European Central Bank, Economist at the central banks of Norway and England, and gained academic experience in the US. As Member of the Board of the Bank of Lithuania, he is in charge of payment services and their development, FinTech, research and cash, as well as units performing related functions. To address related issues, he participates in meetings of the ECB Governing Council and committees, scientific conferences, as well as represents the central bank of the Republic of Lithuania at various international economic fora and organisations.
Board Member at Bank of Lithuania
Dr. Joseph F. Borg is an advocate, currently a Senior Advisor to WH Partners, practising mainly in the areas of Gaming, Blockchain, Esports, Corporate, IT, Telecoms and Intellectual Property Law. He also lectures Gaming Law at the University of Malta. Joe occupied the role of Secretary General of the Malta IT Law Association (MITLA) for over 3 years and is currently the Vice-President and Co-Founder of Bitmalta, which is a non-profit organisation with a mission to promoting and stimulating discussion about blockchain technology and cryptocurrencies in Malta. Before joining WH Partners he occupied the post of Chief Regulatory Officer of the Lotteries and Gaming Authority - Malta. Joe was also an elected Member on the Board of Trustees of the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR), a position which he held throughout 2012. He had originally joined the Authority in March 2007 as Director Legal and Enforcement and has occupied this position for almost 4 years. Before joining the Authority, Joseph, acted as a Legal Counsel to Vodafone Malta Limited for three years. Joseph holds a Masters Degree in IT and Telecoms Law with Distinction from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
Co-Founder and Vice-President at Bitmalta
Ronny Boesing is the Co-Founder and CEO of OpenLedger ApS - the world's first blockchain powered conglomerate. With a reputation as an experienced Internet marketer and financial expert, people who dare to go where others won’t have, has always inspired Ronny. He is an avant-garde, motivated by the persistence, drive, and passion of the early crypto-pioneers. Driven to learn all about cryptocurrencies, Ronny eventually created the OpenLedger DC. In his early career, he sold CDs, DVDs, video games etc all over the world. At the start of 2014 he decided to establish a trading-platform where digital currencies like Bitcoin could be exchanged for fiat money, like the Pound, Dollars, and the Danish Krone. Ronny has throughout his life earned his money by bringing products to people all around the world and that is what he continues to do. The product is just a little different. Ronny does not see Bitcoin as a currency comparable to the Dollar or Ruble, but more like a commodity that in time will be more sought after.
Co-Founder and CEO of OpenLedger ApS