Banking Renaissance Conference

More than 250 bank executives from around the world gather over 2 days to explore the future of banking. The world’s leading banks, tech companies and through leaders come together to discuss best practices and innovation and banking technology.

The most advanced banks and companies will share practical examples and case studies. The future of banking, which is possible today! Solutions that will help you meet the ever changing customer demands, whilst increasing profits, reducing costs and meeting all new compliance regulations.

We are currently in the process of confirming speakers and topics. The agenda will feature only topics that feature high on the agendas of the CIO, CDO, CTO and other Board, Strategy and Innovation Executives.

Some of the key topics on the agenda include the impact of AI on User Experience, Risk Management and Regulatory Compliance, Digital Transformation Best Practices from around the world and Data & Analytics, BaaS and Cloud.


Session 1 – The Future of Banking

09:00 – 09:30  Opening Keynote slot available (Contact)

09:30 – 09:45  Presentation slot available (Contact)

09:45 – 10:15  GenAI at ABN AMRO Bank by Edwin van Bommel, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at ABN AMRO Bank

10:15 – 11:00  Panel Discussion – Exploring AI – How should banks balance ambition against risk?

The significant potential of generative AI within the banking sector is unquestionable. With advancements in technology, the focus shifts to how businesses will adopt it to enhance profitability. Is adopting a ‘wait and see’ approach adequate, or should banks explore the development of proprietary technology?


  • Edwin van Bommel, Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at ABN AMRO Bank
  • Soheyl Kadjani, Chief Digital Officer at Rabobank


11:00 – 12:00  Networking (Food & Drinks Served)


Session 2 – Banks and Fintech on Platform Economies

12:00 – 12:45  Keynote: Banks and Fintech on Platform Economies by Paolo Sironi

Paolo Sironi delivers a detailed examination of how platform theory, born outside of financial services, will make its way inside banking and financial markets to radically transform the way firms do business. You’ll learn why banks and fintech must master the necessary shift of focus from selling business outputs to selling client outcomes based on engagement and relationships. You’ll also discover how financial services are steering new forms of digital transformation underpinned by Contextual Banking and Conscious Banking platform strategies that will benefit stakeholders of all kinds.

Paolo’s presentation:

  • Helps executives to enrich their mindset to extend the reach of open banking and open finance.
  • Inspires new business models centred on a renewed interpretation of the biological micro-foundations of financial intermediation.
  • Defines a pathway for innovation to reclaim top spot against bigtech contenders, enjoying greater flexibility and adaptability at lower digital costs.

12:45 – 13:15  Driving innovation at a German bank by Bala Nagaraj, Senior Manager, Neosfer (Commerzbank)

13:15 – 13:30  Presentation slot available (Contact)

13:30 – 14:00  Panel Discussion – What does the future look like for open banking?

Open banking carries the potential to revolutionize consumer financial services, presenting opportunities for enhanced personalization and a more streamlined user experience. Furthermore, the need to instill trust among consumers serves as a driving force for its adoption.

  • In what ways can financial services tackle the apprehensions associated with data sharing, and is it possible for them to establish trust in open banking?
  • Who bears the responsibility for fostering increased awareness and comprehension of this technology?


14:00 – 15:00  Networking (Food & Drinks Served)

Session 3 – The Future of Private Banking & Wealth

Jaap Bongers

Jurgen Vandenbroucke

Marlou Jenniskens

Job Mantz

15:00 – 15:30  Delve into the intricacies of digital banking for wealth clients by Jaap Bongers, Tribe Lead (Grid Owner) Digital Channels Business & Wealth at ABN AMRO Bank

ABN Amro currently serves diverse customer segments through a range of investment propositions, acknowledging the varying degrees to which customers autonomously manage their investments or seek our expert advice. Focused on those embracing our advice and Discretionary Portfolio Management, this talk addresses challenges such as bridging the advisor-digital channel gap and adapting to the ‘great wealth transfer.’

We will explore practical solutions. From ultra-convenient portfolio reporting to offering personalised expertise. Additionally, we discover how flexibility in your IT landscape can tailor services to specific customer needs.

15:30 – 15:45  Presentation slot available (Contact)

15:45 – 16:00   A Digital and Opportunistic View on Europe’s Retail Investment Strategy by Jurgen Vandenbroucke, PhD, Managing Director at everyoneINVESTED (KBC Group)

Upcoming new EU regulation (the “Retail Investment Strategy”) will have substantial impact on business models of investment service providers. Operating costs will explode if the strategy to comply is not digital or has poor digital conversion. The speaker will share a digital and opportunistic view on this tidal wave, with a focus on the increased scope and relevance of investor risk profiling (“suitability”).

16:00 – 16:15  Presentation slot available (Contact)

16:15 – 17:00  Panel Discussion – Innovation in WealthTech and Private Banking

Innovation in WealthTech and Private Banking is revolutionizing the financial landscape. Cutting-edge technologies, from AI-driven wealth management to blockchain for secure transactions, are reshaping how private banking services are delivered and investments managed. These innovations offer clients personalized solutions, real-time insights, and enhanced security. As the industry continues to evolve, staying at the forefront of WealthTech advancements is essential for financial institutions and investors seeking to optimize wealth growth and financial strategies.


  • Marlou Jenniskens, Managing Director (Tribe Lead ) Wealth Products at ABN AMRO Bank
  • Jurgen Vandenbroucke, PhD, Managing Director at everyoneINVESTED (KBC Group)
  • Job Mantz, Country Manager, MeDirect Bank


17:00 – 19:00  Networking (Cocktail Reception)


Session 1 – Leading Digital Transformation

09:00 – 09:30  Keynote slot available (Contact)

09:30 – 09:45  Presentation on Digital Transformation by Verena Heil, Head of Digital Banking Experience at viable GmbH

09:45 – 10:00  Presentation slot available (Contact)

10:00 – 10:15  Presentation slot available (Contact)

10:15 – 11:00  Panel Discussion – Building blocks for digital transformation

Leveraging digital transformation can enhance banks’ resilience through the automation of manual tasks, heightened operational efficiency, and the enhancement of the customer experience.

  • What strategies can banks employ to improve risk management and bolster cybersecurity using emerging technologies?
  • How can banks implement further measures to guarantee the security of their customers’ financial holdings?


11:00 – 12:00  Networking (Food & Drinks Served)

Session 2 – Reforming Regulations in an Era of Uncertainty

Ivar Lammers

Laurent Kocinski

Baiba Zvejniece

Tessa Kits

Ongoing examination of banking regulation intensifies as a response to a series of bank failures revealing emerging systemic risks. Solutions to reinforce stability and transparency, including measures such as stress tests and capital requirements, may contribute to addressing this issue.

12:00 – 12:30  Opening Keynote by Ivar Lammers, COO Daily Banking & Group Treasury

12:30 – 12:45  How to validate your customer reliably in less than two seconds by Laurent Kocinski, CEO at Meelo

Fraud is becoming more democratic and professional. In recent years, the techniques of fraudsters have evolved significantly due, in particular, to the digitalization of customer journeys.

In 2022, 70% of companies were victims of attempted fraud, wether their customer is a person or a company. It affects identity, financial fraud, documents but also bank accounts.

Laurent Kocinski, CEO of Meelo will present how, thanks to innovative technologies such as AI, Open data, open banking, Meelo thwarts fraud on a daily basis

12:45 – 13:00  Presentation slots available (Contact)

13:00 – 13:15  Presentation slots available (Contact)

13:15 – 14:00  Panel Discussion – Leading the charge against financial crime

Regulators are intensifying their scrutiny of financial institutions that face allegations of inadequacies in their compliance and anti-money laundering systems. The rapid advancement of technology persists, necessitating the reinforcement of due diligence requirements.

  • What steps need to be taken to enhance oversight and reporting systems to meet the required standards?
  • Is increased collaboration between financial institutions and regulatory authorities deemed essential?
  • Is it possible for strong anti-money laundering systems to mitigate emerging threats while maintaining high standards of customer service?



  • Tessa Kits, Head KYC and Regulatory Affairs Global Business Lines at Rabobank
  • Ivar Lammers, COO Daily Banking & Group Treasury at ING Bank
  • Baiba Zvejniece, Compliance Officer at Societe Generale


14:00 – 15:00  Networking (Food & Drinks Served)

Session 3 – Innovations in Payments and Transactions: Implications for Banks

Corinna Scatena

Jeroen Kok

Rema Rao

Michael Knetsch

Gijs Boudewijn

With the emergence of fresh trends in digital payments, banks are contemplating the implications of this new technology on their future business models. The evolution of account-to-account payments, real-time cross-border transactions, and the introduction of central bank digital currencies (CBDCs) are reshaping our perception of traditional banking relationships.

  • Is it feasible for the traditional banking model to effectively incorporate these emerging technologies?
  • Delving into Open APIs: How do banks guarantee consumer safeguarding when employing this technology?
  • In what ways can banks harness the trust of their current customers to vie with digital rivals?


15:00 – 15:30  Presentation by DNB – Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) – Moving to Phase II. What does this mean?

15:30 – 15:45  Instant Payments and the new EU regulations by Michael Knetsch, Tribe Lead Instant Payments at Deutsche Bank

15:30 – 15:45  Presentation slot available (Contact)

16:00 – 16:15  Presentation by Corinna Scatena, Head of Legal & Governance @ Getnet Europe at Banco Santander

16:15 – 17:00  Panel Discussion – The Future of Payments


  • Corinna Scatena, Head of Legal & Governance @ Getnet Europe at Banco Santander
  • Michael Knetsch, Tribe Lead Instant Payments at Deutsche Bank
  • Rema Rao, Head of Payments Compliance and Financial Products at Uber
  • Jeroen Kok, Head of Payments Netherlands, J.P. Morgan



  • Gijs Boudewijn, General Manager at Dutch Payments Association


17:00 – 21:00  Networking (Cocktail Reception)

Wednesday, February 7 – Executive Program – Certified Digital Banker (CDB)

25 Executives will get together for a series of workshops delivered by the world’s leading business schools, strategy consultants and banks. These workshops are the platform for banks from all over the world to share experience, ideas and best practices. This day, combined with true peer-networking, and two days of world class conference, will lead to the diploma “Certified Digital Banker” and the accreditation of CDB. Check here what the participants of the 2023 program had to say about it.

  • Certified Digital Banker Workshop #1 – Leadership with IE Business School
  • Certified Digital Banker Workshop #2 – Strategy with McKinsey & Company
  • Certified Digital Banker Workshop #3 – Innovation with ING Bank
  • Executive Dinner

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