8:00 - 9:00

Registration & Refreshments

9:00 - 9:45

How to counter the consolidation in correspondent banking relationships?

While global payment transaction values and volumes are rising, the number of active correspondent banking relationships has declined. How can de-risking strategies help? What will be able to counter the trend? What alternatives are emerging?

Gareth Lodge

Gareth Lodge (M)

Senior Analyst, Payments, Celent Gareth Lodge is Principal Analyst at the global research and advisory firm Celent. His research focuses on payments back-office within banks, and he is probably best known for his work in payment hubs and instant payments. He is regularly quoted in the media, and has spoken at many major conferences around the world, including Nacha, EBADay and Sibos. Based in the UK, he has global coverage in his research. Prior to joining Celent, he has worked for a global cash-in-transit firm, Mastercard and VocaLink, and has served on the advisory board of many journals and payment vendors.
Rafael Linde

Rafael Linde

Head, International Development & Global Relationship Management, Cecabank Rafa has held a variety of positions during his 20+ years in financial services. He has worked as Sales and Trader in Investment Banking – Fixed Income and Treasury - and Transaction Banking. He has also run Cecabank’s UK Branch and currently leads International Development, FI and Global Relationship Management from London. Among his responsibilities, he is the product owner of Cecabank’s cross-currency solutions and is a member of Bank of Spain`s payments´ infrastructure group, AMI Pay. Rafa is also Cecabank’s ICMA’s Principal Delegate and sits on its Commercial and AML/TF Committees.
Erik Magdaleno

Erik Magdaleno

Executive Director, Financial Institutions – Banks, CaixaBank
Steve Naudé

Steve Naudé

Managing Director, Wise Platform Steve Naudé is the Managing Director of Wise Platform, Wise’s B2B offering for banks, financial institutions and enterprises around the world. Wise Platform is powered by Wise’s infrastructure and provides banks, fintechs and enterprises with the capabilities, technology and network to enable fast, secure and cost-effective international payments for their customers. Previously, Steve has worked on payments international expansion, as well as direct connections to payment schemes such as UK Faster Payments and Swift.
Dean Sposito

Dean Sposito

Head of Western Europe, Institutional Cash & Trade Finance, Deutsche Bank

9:00 - 9:45

Accelerating the creation of real-time currency corridors

In which ways is a faster international payments ecosystem possible with the help of interlinking real-time payments systems? Which cross-border initiatives are on the horizon? Which challenges remain?

Elena Casal

Elena Casal (M)

Chief Client Officer, The Clearing House Elena Casal is Chief Client Officer at The Clearing House, responsible for creating and managing the holistic experience for its customers and partners. This role includes growing the RTP® network across U.S. financial institutions, evolving the customer engagement model for all TCH payments networks and promoting the company’s work to its diverse target segments.Elena has deep experience with product and customers in the payments industry. Prior to joining The Clearing House, Elena held regional and global product management positions at FIS, Clear2Pay and Fiserv where she was focused on building products and services across the global enterprise payments landscape. linkedIn
Tapan Agarwal

Tapan Agarwal

Intellect Design Arena Tapan is a banking technology and domain expert, who now leads the payments product management function for iGTB. He has over 2 decades of experience in banking technology, across multiple firms. He has worked in roles that range from development, design, consultancy to strategy and operational roles including managing large teams, top line targets and bottom-line responsibilities. He has implemented banking technology in multiple banks and consulted with CTOs and CIOs at banks on technology driven business and operational efficiency improvement.
Zennon Kapron

Zennon Kapron

Director, Kapronasia Singapore Zennon is the Managing Director of Kapronasia, an Atlas Technologies Group Company. Kapronasia is one of Asia’s leading providers of consulting services focusing on the fintech industry. Zennon has been involved in financial technology for over 20 years and covers all topics fintech and blockchain. Before Kapronasia, Zennon was the Global Banking Industry Manager for Intel based out of Shanghai, China and, prior to Intel, was the CIO for Citigroup Portugal. Zennon has testified in front of the U.S. Congress on issues of China fintech and is the author of ‘Chomping at the Bitcoin: The History and Future of Bitcoin in China’ published by Penguin. He holds a B.S. in Computer Science from Syracuse University and an MBA from INSEAD. linkedInTwitter
Piers Marais

Piers Marais

Chief Product Officer, Visa Cross-Border Solutions and Currencycloud  With nearly a decade of experience in product development, Piers oversees product strategy for Visa Cross-Border Solutions and Currencycloud’s client base. He draws on his extensive background in payments to ensure that Visa Cross-Border Solutions and Currencycloud are continually at the forefront of the latest payment innovations. Piers is also the host of Currencycloud’s podcast, Payments Innovation. Before helping move money across borders, Piers spent seven years in Global Maritime Tech working alongside the likes of Maersk and Glencore. linkedIn
Paul Francis Walvik-Joynt

Paul Francis Walvik-Joynt

Senior vice president, Real Time Payments, Mastercard Paul Francis Walvik-Joynt is currently Senior vice president, Real Time Payments at Mastercard. Commercialized Bill Pay and Real Time Payments successfully in several international markets, Experienced leader in Strategy, Technology, Payments and Services adjoining in particular Account to Account ecosystems. Particularly keen in removing friction, and creating seamless services that drive financial inclusion and diversify society in general. * Crossborder payments enablement and how to culturally enable new habits while driving inclusion. * Connecting services to mutually enable thriving ecosystems. * Multi rail services and Account to Account development. *Driving the cashless society linkedIn

10:00 - 10:45

Removing friction in international cross-border payments

The need to support economical, faster more transparent cross-border payments is increasingly apparent. What is expected from new initiatives and alternative models to solve the cross-border challenge? What are the pros and cons of these competing models? How can collaboration help to improve value transfer?

Liz Lumley

Liz Lumley (M)

Deputy Editor at The Banker, Financial Times Liz Lumley is deputy editor at The Banker. She is a global specialist commentator on global financial technology or "fintech". She has spent 30 years working in the financial technology space, most recently as director at VC Innovations and architect of the Fintech Talents Festival, managing director at Startupbootcamp FinTech London and an editor at financial services and technology newswire, Finextra. She was named Journalist of the Year for Technology and Digital Finance at State Street's UK Press Awards for 2022. linkedInTwitter
Marianne DeMarchi

Marianne DeMarchi

Chief Executive Europe, Middle East & Africa, Swift<br /> Marianne Demarchi has more than 25 years’ experience in financial and banking services across fintechs and major international corporations. She has had increasing responsibilities in business development, digital transformation, and company management. In 2022, she joined Swift as Head of European Strategic Accounts, and was subsequently appointed Chief Executive Europe in December 2022, covering Business Development across the region. In January 2024, she expanded her role to cover the Middle East and Africa. From 2017 to 2021, Marianne was COO and member of the Board of Monext, a payments fintech and subsidiary of Credit Mutuel Arkea Bank.
Vijay Lulla

Vijay Lulla

Head of EMEA Cross Currency Product, J.P. Morgan Payments With a visionary approach to shaping the future of global payments Vijay Lulla is a seasoned transaction banker known for driving high standards, tapping into uncovered product potential and consistently delivering to client needs. Vijay Lulla heads the EMEA Cross Currency Payments product for J.P. Morgan and is responsible for delivering on the transactional FX solutions for clients across the Corporate and FIG portfolio. He brings over 20 years of experience in the transaction banking space, covering roles across operations, sales, and product. He is passionate about people and spends time coaching and mentoring people in his free time.
Emanuela Saccarola

Emanuela Saccarola

Global Head of Cross Border Payments Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi linkedIn
Fiona Turnbull

Fiona Turnbull

Product Manager, Natwest Fiona has extensive experience in the Payments industry, with expertise in strategic change programmes, operations, lending and product management. In her role as Product & Scheme Manager, Fiona is responsible for setting the SEPA Vision, Product and Scheme Management, Compliance and Innovation. Previously Fiona led a number of Payments Change programmes including for PSD2, Future Clearing, and Weekend Pre-positioning. Fiona joined NatWest in 1994 and over her career Fiona has gained invaluable experience working alongside the NatWest Customer Journey, Operations and Technology teams. Fiona has recently taken up a position on the European Payment Council Payment Scheme Evolution & Maintenance Working Group.
Dr Hubertus von Poser

Dr Hubertus von Poser

Member of the Management Board, PPI linkedIn

10:00 -10:45

Real-time payments across the globe

How can the initiatives for global real-time payments achieve scale? Which value-added services can be envisioned to make global real-time payments even more attractive? Which role does ISO 20022 and its enhanced data play?

Jude Pinto

Jude Pinto (M)

Co-CEO (Interim) and Chief Delivery Officer, Payments Canada As Payments Canada's Co-CEO (Interim) and Chief Delivery Officer, Jude brings more than 30 years of experience in senior- and executive-level leadership positions within the financial services sector. He has successfully led business transformation and innovation nationally and internationally. As the payment systems that underpin Canada’s financial ecosystem continue to evolve, Jude is responsible for strategically leading large-scale delivery programs to support Payments Canada’s vision for a Canadian payment ecosystem that is resilient, inclusive and enables fair competition as the foundation of Canada’s thriving economy. Jude works alongside Payments Canada business and technology experts, members, stakeholders, and regulators. linkedInTwitter
Dan Baum

Dan Baum

SVP, Head of Payments Product, FedNow, Federal Reserve Bank In his role, Dan looks after the definition of all attributes of the FedNow Service and future roadmap service features. Dan previously served as vice president in the Retail Payments Office (RPO) of the Federal Reserve System, with responsibility for Check and ACH product development and pricing. Dan holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Maryland at Baltimore, a master of business administration from Johns Hopkins University, and a graduate certificate in Bank Management from Vanderbilt University.
Kjeld Herreman

Kjeld Herreman

Head of Strategy Advisory, RedCompass Labs Kjeld is a strategy consultant with 10+ years of experience in the payments industry. After having held numerous process, project, and product roles at Worldline, he became a payments consultant, where he has advised banks, payment service providers, solutions providers, market infrastructures, and network connectivity providers on their strategic challenges. With a focus on product strategy, Kjeld has helped senior executive size new market opportunities, evaluate potential acquisitions, review target operating models, and define compelling value propositions. At RedCompass Labs, Kjeld is responsible for the Strategy Advisory practice.
Uwe Klatt

Uwe Klatt

CEO, GEVA Group Uwe Klatt started his career at GEVA in 1998 as a developer and completed his specialization with a Master´s degree in Business Administration in 2002 at the University of Wales, Cardiff, successfully.In 2004, he started as a Chief Executive Officer at GEVA and since then he has realized national and international projects within the payment transactions world. Some of these flagship projects were the introduction of the €uro as a currency, SEPA, Instant Payments and Request-to-Pay. Uwe Klatt is currently responsible for all strategic projects like "the digital Euro, currencies & stablecoins".
Rob Magee

Rob Magee

ISO 20022 Industry Migration, Australian Payments Network Rob has been the Program Director of the Australian ISO 20022 Industry Migration Program since it began early in 2020, when the Australian Payments Network (AusPayNet) was appointed as the central coordination authority for the Program. Previously Head of Project Delivery, Rob has been running payments industry projects for AusPayNet for the last 19 years. These have ranged in topic, from high and low value clearing systems, to cards and communication networks. He has over 35 years’ finance industry experience, incorporating roles at the Australian Securities Exchange and the Bank of New York in London. Rob is also the Co-Chair of the High Value Payment Plus (HVPS+) group. linkedInTwitter
Isabel Schmidt

Isabel Schmidt

Executive Platform Owner, Enterprise Payments, BNY Mellon Isabel is the Executive Platform Owner for BNY Mellon’s Enterprise Payments Enablement. The team provides critical capabilities for businesses and functions across the global in support of BNY Mellon’s daily payment activity. Isabel holds over 25 years of experience in global cash management driving strategic planning and business development and product & market management. Prior to her current role, she co-led BNY Mellon’s Payment Product team in Treasury Services where she shaped and executed the product strategy and development for BNY Mellon's Global Clearing and FX Payment products and our Asset Account Services solutions for NBFIs. Isabel has held several senior positions at Deutsche Bank and JPMorgan prior to joining BNY Mellon.

10:45 - 11:15

Coffee & Networking Break

10:45 - 11:00

Unlocking the $270 trillion Opportunity in Cross-Border Payments: Navigating Emerging Markets

Explore how to build an effective cross-border payments business into emerging markets, unlocking key revenue opportunities. Gain insights into future trends, innovations and capitalize on emerging market growth

Emily Corfield

Emily Corfield

EMEA Head of Financial Institutions, StoneX

11:00 - 11:15

The power of payments data: Validation, Smart Routing and Payment Repair

Discover how you can streamline the process of setting up, routing, and fixing payments globally while significantly reducing the need for manual payment repairs and the risk of using wrong payment routes.

William Mendenhall

William Mendenhall

Chief Advisory Officer, BankCheck

11:15 - 12:15

Strategic Roundtable 2 “Navigating the transformation journey of banks”

Sulabh Agarwal

Sulabh Agarwal (M)

Global Head of Payments, Accenture As Accenture's Global Lead for Payments, Sulabh helps organizations across the world navigate the shifting payments landscape, combat lost payments revenue, and control and mitigate operational risk throughout the payments value chain. Sulabh's global remit oversees 5,000 payments practitioners. He is responsible for Global Capability Development for Accenture’s Payments practice including thought leadership, campaign management, training and marketing. Sulabh regularly presents at round tables, seminars and conferences like SIBOS and Money2020 on issues relating to the industry. Throughout his career, Sulabh has directed numerous client engagements ranging from defining strategy through to systems integration and implementation. linkedIn
Simon McConnell

Simon McConnell

European Clearing Head, Treasury and Trade Solutions, Citi
Bruno Mellado

Bruno Mellado

Global Head of Payments and Receivables, BNP Paribas Bruno Mellado is global head of Payments and Receivables at BNP Paribas. He has held several senior positions within BNP Paribas since joining the bank more than a decade ago. Prior to that, Bruno served as project management consultant at the Canadian Border Services Agency and as business consultant at American Management Systems. He holds a BCOMM in Business Administration and Marketing from Queen’s University, Canada and an MBA in Finance from Solvay Business School, Belgium. linkedIn

12:20 - 12:55

Enhancing your the Credit Origination Journey to prevent Fraud and Better Assess clients

In an increasingly digital world, where financial transactions are conducted with the click of a button, the risk of fraud has grown exponentially. At this same time, accurately accessing the creditworthiness of potential clients remains a core stone of responsible lending. Let’s walk together through strategies and best practices to enhance process security, improve client evaluations, and incorporate automation for more efficient decision-making.

Micaela Escribano Bernard

Micaela Escribano Bernard

Business Development Manager, CRIF At CRIF I am working as Business Development Manager responsible for LATAM & EMEA Markets. My everyday objective is to support companies in their digital transformation processes to help them getting to know better their final clients through data analytics and smart decision making. the final outcome would be helping businesses in achieving a higher level of productivity reducing time to market and boosting their revenues. I have found that nothing satisfies me more than meeting new people, developing new relationships, solving problems, and contributing to the growth of businesses. As a city dweller who loves to travel and find new adventures along the way, I feel comfortable in international and fast-growing innovative environments.

12:15 - 13:45

Lunch & Networking Break

12:30 - 13:15

Rising Stars

What does success look like across the payments industry in 2024? With Silicon Valley Bank’s implosion and HSBC Innovation Banking’s birth at the forefront of our minds, the sector must not undermine the rising stars emerging across fintech. Newcomers with alternative skills are increasingly being welcomed in every incumbent bank, and those with awareness of technology are driving the evolution of how money moves today. What can these savvy individuals teach banks and payments services providers? How can traditional players watch out for disintermediation? What can we do to not get left behind? These and other questions will be at the core of this EBAday lunchtime session.

13:45 - 14:30

What does the upcoming PSD3, PSR and the IP regulation mean for the payments sector?

In which ways will upcoming European regulation impact PSPs? When should they start preparing? Does increasing regulatory intervention represent a threat or an opportunity for traditional financial institutions?

Daniel Hellmann

Daniel Hellmann (M)

Director, Payments, Deloitte Daniel works as Director at Deloitte and leads the payments practice in Germany. With over 15 years of experience in the payments, IT, and regulatory domains, Daniel is a seasoned expert who has successfully led many payment projects for banks and fintechs – spanning from strategy, process optimization, risk management to IT implementation. linkedIn
Simone Del Guerra

Simone Del Guerra

Head of Central Institutions & International Sales, Nexi Group Since 2023, Simone Del Guerra has been Head of Central Institutions & International Sales contributing to the International growth of Nexi's Digital Banking Solution business. Simone holds a Bachelor in Business Administration from University of Pisa. Prior to joining Nexi, he worked for UniCredit Group where he held several senior positions among which, CEO of UniCredit Factoring Italy and Global Head of Financial Institutions Sales for Transaction Banking. Previously, Simone worked for IBM Italy before joining GE Capital, where he held various commercial positions in Italy, France and the UK.
Nuno Epifânio

Nuno Epifânio

Policy Officer - Retail Financial Services, European Commission Nuno Epifânio is a policy officer at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union (DG FISMA). His main responsibilities include the review of the Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and other policy initiatives, such as the initiatives on the Digital Euro, on the Legal Tender of Euro Cash and on the European Digital Identity. Prior to joining DG FISMA, he worked on antitrust enforcement at the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition (DG COMP), at the Hong Kong Competition Commission and at the Portuguese Competition Authority. Nuno holds a Master of Arts in EU Law from King’s College, London.
Kevin Flood

Kevin Flood

Director – Payments Ecosystem Strategy, FIS Kevin’s experience spans banking and capital markets both as a bank employee and as a consultant in one of the big four. A recognised strategic transformation leader with extensive experience across financial services, and a track record of delivering large complex change globally, with a primary focus on the payments industry. Currently working within the Growth Office for Corporate & International Banking with a focus on payments strategy across the FIS ecosystem. Kevin is responsible for looking across the international landscape at the FIS payments solutions and offerings helping to bring together a connected and forward looking set of solutions for a wide and diverse client base, successfully achieving better outcomes for clients
David Malley

David Malley

Payment Industry Engagement Lead, Natwest A long-time payments specialist, Dave is Payment Industry Engagement lead in NatWest’s Payments Centre of Expertise. As a member of various industry groups in the past (Bacs, LiNK) and currently EBA, he is a firm believer in the need for industry collaboration in non-competitive areas to support innovative payments development. Among the many current industry challenges, he sees putting Instant Payments and Open Banking on a sustainable commercial footing as priority areas.

13:45 - 14:30

Open Banking and embedded finance: how far have we come?

How can the end-users’ payments experience be improved? In which ways do the underlying architecture need to develop to satisfy customers? Which pain points remain? Is the EPC’s SPAA scheme instrumental in paving the way for Open Banking in SEPA?

Mounaim Cortet

Mounaim Cortet (M)

Managing Partner, Innopay
Gijs Boudewijn

Gijs Boudewijn

General Manager, Dutch Payments Association and Co-Chair SPAA Multistakeholder Group
Nicolò Mozzatto

Nicolò Mozzatto

Open Banking Senior Expert, Intesa Sanpaolo Nicolò is currently responsible for developing and positioning Open Banking strategies and solutions at Intesa Sanpaolo, the largest bank in Italy. This role exposes Nicolò to several challenges every day, dealing with a highly competitive market and negotiating with third-party players such as 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 such as Parking (Parcheggi), and the development of the first non-financial solution integrated into the Bank properties (Switcho). linkedIn
Paul Staples

Paul Staples

Group Head of Embedded Banking, ClearBank Paul Staples is the Head of Embedded Banking at ClearBank and has had a 20-year career founding, building and scaling tech and business platforms across multiple industries including Banks. Paul has been involved in Banking as a Service and Embedded Banking for many years and is an active commentator and advocate for safe and well-regulated Embedded Finance. Paul has also founded several technology companies, from Oil&Gas market places during the dot.com days and Carbon depository solutions, to more recently building a SaaS platform that solves the complexity of the logistics for Ports and Construction sites.

14:45 - 15:30

AI in banking and payments

PSPs have used rule-based AI, such as machine learning and robotics process automation for a long time. Now new forms of AI around large language models, such as generative AI, open opportunities to differentiate. In which organisational areas and services should banks pursue their AI investment? What are the risks involved?

Patricia Hines

Patricia Hines (M)

Head Of Banking, Wealth And Risk, Celent Patty is a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in financial services. As the Head of Celent's Banking, Wealth, and Risk practices, she leads advisory, research, and consulting efforts to support the firm’s banking, solution provider, and management consulting clients. Patty’s industry research expertise lies in corporate banking and global transaction services, focusing on treasury and cash management, corporate banking channels and connectivity, and commercial and small business lending. Patty's unique blend of business, technology, and operations expertise makes her a trusted advisor for clients seeking strategic guidance in the ever-evolving financial landscape. linkedInTwitter
Sara Amara

Sara Amara

Head of Currency and Clearing Europe, HSBC Sara has over 18 years of banking experience, having spent the last 16 years with HSBC. In her current role as Head of Currency Clearing, Sara oversees the product management and transactional FX for one of the largest global banks. In her career she has successfully developed and commercialized cutting-edge payment solutions for corporate clients across the Middle East and Europe. Sara holds an MBA from the French Symposium (HEC, ESCP Europe, Euromed, ESAA) and is Fintech and Blockchain certified from Said Business School, University of Oxford.
Gurumurthy Palani

Gurumurthy Palani

Head of Transaction Banking, Gulf International Bank Gurumurthy Palani, a distinguished leader in global transaction banking with over three decades of experience spanning the Middle East, Europe, the US, and Asia. Joining GIB in 2017 as Global Head of Transaction Banking, Gurumurthy's journey showcases his deep expertise in trade finance, cash management, and payment systems. A MBA graduate of the prestigious Rotman School of Management, Canada, Gurumurthy has honed his skills through key roles in leading financial institutions like SABB, HSBC, Standard Chartered, and Royal Bank of Canada. His strategic vision and leadership have shaped global trade finance and cash management offerings, driving innovation and customer-centric solutions.
Christian Sarafidis

Christian Sarafidis

Chief Executive EMEA Financial Services, Microsoft Christian Sarafidis is Chief Executive, EMEA Financial Services at Microsoft. Prior to joining Microsoft, Christian held senior executive positions for multinational groups in Financial Services and the Technology industry including SWIFT as CMO and Deputy Chief Executive EMEA. It was there he launched the SWIFTgpi initiative (Global Payments), a groundbreaking initiative to enhance the speed, transparency and traceability of cross-border payments. At Microsoft, Christian focuses on assisting financial institutions in their digital transformation journey. His goal is to help them reduce time to value, improve customer experience, increase agility, drive business innovation, manage risks, and optimize the total cost of ownership.
Andy Schmidt

Andy Schmidt

Vice President, Global Industry Lead – Banking, CGI Over 30 years of financial services experience as a banker, consultant, and analyst at Bank of America, EY, and Gartner - guiding banks, vendors, and start-ups in making key business and technology decisions. Chairs CGI’s Banking Industry Growth Council, sits on CGI’s Banking Industry Strategic Cabinet and US Banking Steering Committee, and previously served on the Federal Reserve’s Faster Payments Task Force. Primary expertise spans current and emerging payments types, anti-money laundering (AML), Know Your Customer (KYC), and onboarding. Additional expertise includes product and market strategy, innovation, data, mergers and acquisitions, and translating complex technologies into straightforward business opportunities.

14:45 - 15:30

New approaches to fraud management

Fraud is the topic of concern to everyone in payments. As financial crime evolves, so must payments security. What are fresh strategies to combat financial crime? Which collaborative approach is best suited to mitigate new fraud risks?

Peter Ryan

Peter Ryan (M)

Senior Director Analyst, Financial Services, Gartner
Marc Corbalan

Marc Corbalan

Vice President, RTP Analytics, Visa Marc Corbalan is the Global Head of RTP Analytics at Visa, responsible for delivering Visa's Real Time Payments and Risk Analytics programs. Marc is a seasoned business leader with over twenty years of experience in Payments, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. Before joining Visa, he has held senior positions at Vocalink and Experian. Marc holds a MSc in Physics from the University of Zaragoza and an MSc in Data Telecommunications and Networks from Salford University.
Erwin Kulk

Erwin Kulk

Head of Service Development & Management,EBA CLEARING Erwin Kulk is Head of Service Development and Management at EBA CLEARING, the leading private-industry provider of pan-European payments infrastructure services. Erwin has been working in interbank payment processing since 1998. He joined EBA CLEARING in 2012, where he initially supported the development of STEP2, with a focus on the SEPA migration. Since 2015, Erwin has been responsible for the management of the EURO1 (for high-value euro payments), STEP2 (for pan-European retail payments) and RT1 (the first pan-European instant payment system) services, as well as the development of new services. linkedIn
Simone Löfgen

Simone Löfgen

Global Head of Payment Platforms, Commerzbank Simone is the Global Head of Payment Platforms at Commerzbank. In her role, she is responsible for the product management, IT operations, development and delivery of Commerzbank’s global cash management activities. Simone has 20 years of experience in wholesale Corporate Banking. She has held several management positions including Head of Corporate Banking in Commerzbank France as well as Head of International Platforms. She drives technological development combined with a customer centric delivery approach. Simone and her teams represent Commerzbank in various German and European forums to provide thought leadership to the industry. She is a Board member at EBA Clearing. linkedIn
Kannan Rasappan

Kannan Rasappan

Founder & CEO, Banfico Verification of Payee expert who has worked and advised leading financial institutions in the UK such as RBS, HSBC, WorldPay and Lloyds Banking Group. An active participant at several Open Banking working groups and speaker at various conferences. Currently serving as Advisor to Berlin Group's NextGenPSD2 standards - EU's most widely used API specification and serving as Open Banking Advisor at Grant Thornton. CEO & founder at Banfico, a fintech company helping banks implement Verification of Payee, and obtain open banking compliance by providing consulting and implementation services. linkedIn

15:45 - 16:15

Closing roundtable and video “Looking back on EBAday’s highlights”

Debi Bell Hoskings

Debi Bell Hoskings (M)

Freelance Reporter
Thomas Egner

Thomas Egner

Secretary General, Euro Banking Association
Wolfgang Ehrmann

Wolfgang Ehrmann

Euro Banking Association
Sophie Giorgi

Sophie Giorgi

Head of Payment System and Infrastructure Relationships, Crédit Agricole

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