Early confirmed speakers include
Global Head Regulatory & Market Strategy, Managing Director, Citi
Managing Director, Head of Digital Innovation and Think Tank, Deutsche Bank
Head of Payments Innovation & Strategic Initiatives, RBS
IT Chapter Lead, ING
Founder and Chief Unbanking Officer, U
Managing Director, Margaris Advisory
Group Head of Digital Banking and Innovation, Hellenic Bank
Head of Card Services, Hellenic Bank
Assistant Professor, Warwick Business School
Head of Operations and Innovations, Civilised Bank
CEO, Beecham Research
Senior Analyst, Beecham Research
Head of Strategic Digital Partnerships, MasterCard
Christophe Zehnacker joined Mastercard in February 1996. He is currently heading up Strategic Digital Partnerships for the Europe region, based in Waterloo, Belgium. In this position, Christophe and his team have the overall responsibility for Mastercard’s strategic partnerships with large digital companies such as Apple, Google and Samsung, as well as for partnerships with companies developing converged Masterpass digital payment solutions. Christophe and his team also have responsibility over Mastercard’s IoT ‘Commerce for Every Device’ program in Europe, working with companies who are integrating Internet of Things OEMs to MDES, Mastercard’s global tokenization solution, as well as over the MDES for Merchants program, that enables large merchants to integrate their Card on File systems to MDES.
SVP & Head of Global Payments Strategy, Transaction Network Services/strong>
George Zirkel joined Transaction Network Services (TNS) in 2016 as Senior Vice President and Head of Global Payments Strategy.
In his role, George works closely with the TNS leadership team at the organization’s headquarters in Reston, VA, as well as its in-country teams based across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions. George is responsible for setting the strategy direction of the company’s Payments Division and contributing to the objectives of its product, sales, development and operations teams worldwide.
Industry Value Engineer – Banking, SAP
Extensive expertise and management in banking and technology. First with Citibank in New York and London including Retail and Corporate Banking, FX, Money Markets and Transactional Services and Securities. Moved into technology first at Misys then FISglobal and now SAP covering its usage across banking.
Created, developed and implemented value propositions, using technology, to better service the customer and regulator at a sustainable cost. Networked at the senior management level and strong political contacts. Working with all-Parliamentary Group: Digital Policy Alliance on anti-money laundering (AML) and fraud. Authored: ‘Liquidity Strategies’ and ‘How to become a Digital Bank’, the latter with Chris Skinner, both on Amazon.
Liveryman for the Worshipful Information Technology Company, MBA, Warwick University and a B.Sc. (Hons) from City University. Working on a few panels looking at the future of banking and payments including the Bank of England and PaymentsUK. Collect and advise on UK Railway Posters.
Head of Merchants and Value Added Services, Samsung Pay Europe
Laurence is responsible for the pan-European strategy and relationships for merchants and value-added services partners (such as loyalty, gift card and promotions) for the Samsung Pay proposition.
Laurence was previously at Aimia, where he worked for twelve years, most recently as Client Services Director in Nectar, the UK’s largest loyalty program, where he was responsible for a 40-strong team delivering the Nectar proposition for Sainsbury’s, ebay, BP and British Gas.
He was instrumental in the launch of Nectar Italia and worked on loyalty projects in the Middle East and Asia, and has presented at conferences worldwide as a Loyalty expert.
Prior to Aimia, Laurence worked at the market analyst firm Datamonitor, and began his career at Mercedes Benz.