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Brett King is a world-renowned futurist and speaker, an International Bestselling Author, and a media personality who covers the future of business, technology, and society. President Xi Jinping cited his book Augmented on the topic of Artificial Intelligence and he was voted Top Foreign Author for 2019 in Russia. He previously advised the Obama administration on Fintech policy and advises regulators and bank boards around the world on technology transformation.

Keynote: The Future of Banking, What sci-fi teaches us about the future of payments by Brett King

In this entertaining and thought-provoking presentation featuring Fintech Hall of Famer Brett King, we take a journey through more than a century of science-fiction and fiction imagining the future of payments, credits, electronic money and identity. From Star Wars to Star Trek, human colonisation of Mars and beyond, how will our money, our values and our exchange mechanisms evolve as humanity takes our next steps. This is one not to be missed.


Jim Marous has been named as a top-5 influencer in banking, is the co-publisher of The Financial Brand, the owner and publisher of the Digital Banking Report and a contributor to Forbes and numerous other industry publications.

As a sought-after speaker, author and recognized industry futurist and authority on disruption in the financial services industry, Marous is often featured by international press. He also has spoken to audiences worldwide on how individuals and organizations must respond to the transformation of financial services.

Jim has also advised the White House on banking policy and is followed by close to a half million people on Twitter and LinkedIn.

Keynote: The Future of Banking, Open Banking & APIs by Jim Marous

The sharing of data internally and externally allows financial institutions to deliver personalised solutions that can drive improved customer and employee experiences, create new revenue streams, enhance innovation, and reinvent business models. Regardless of the region, the importance of democratised data and open banking models is clear, requiring banks and fintech firms to create higher levels of engagement and anticipating likely customer needs.

A key success factor for all financial institutions will be the ability to build processes that ensure data security and reliability without sacrificing speed and scale. This will often be accomplished in collaboration with third-party solution providers.

Learn what consumers expect from their financial institution in the future, and the potential for legacy banks and fintech firms to differentiate and succeed in an open banking future.


Chris Skinner is known as one of the most influential people in technology and a best-selling author. He is an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech through his blog, the, which is updated daily. His latest book (seventeenth!) is Digital for Good, focusing upon how technology and finance can work together to address the environmental and social issues we face today and make a better world.

Keynote: The Future of Banking, Digital Transformation by Chris Skinner

If you’re wondering about digital transformation and how to do it, you’re too late as it should already have been done. We’re now moving into transformation 2.0, where the question is how can we use finance and technology to make the world a better place. Nevertheless, there are key elements in transformation that apply to both and, if you don’t know what they are, then you need to listen carefully.

The most critical point: do not think this is something you delegate. Transformation is about company-wide change of culture and mindset, and digital transformation therefore has nothing to do with technology. It’s about how you think.


Paolo is the Global Research Leader in Banking and Financial Markets at IBM, Institute for Business Value. He is senior advisor for selected global accounts, assisting service teams in Board-level and C-level conversations about business model adaptation in platform economies.

Paolo founded the German start-up Capitects, then acquired by IBM, and directed the quantitative risk management department of Banca Intesa Sanpaolo. He is one of the most respected Fintech voices worldwide and co-hosts the European edition of Breaking Banks podcast.

He is celebrated book author on digital transformation, quantitative finance and economics, and keynote speaker at major international events.

Keynote: The Future of Banking, 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.


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 is frequent Keynote Speaker of premier international banking and FinTech events: he recently gave Keynote Address at the World FinTech Forum in Seoul, South Korea as well as in Brussels at the annual conference of the European Banking & Financial Services Training Association.

David holds a number of key international positions: He is Founding Member of the World FinTech Association as well as Member of the Panel of Judges of the European FinTech Awards. He is co-author of ‘The FINTECH Book’, published by Wiley and Sons in 2016, quickly becoming a global category best-seller.


Keynote: Advanced Digital Banking Strategies by David Gyori

The common denominator of large companies striving at times of major market disruption is their STRATEGIC excellence in future proofing themselves. Information and Communications Technology as a major disruptive force has displayed its transformative power throughout the Financial Technology Revolution, beginning in 2008 and cooling down in 2022. As interest rates are rising and the risk-return equation is shifting away from abundant liquidity, there is a once in a lifetime opportunity for banks and bankers unfolding in front of our eyes: to excellently form and successfully execute ADVANCED DIGITAL BANKING STRATEGIES. In fact, this upcoming era of unprecedented opportunity for well-established, incumbent, large, and traditional financial services providers is THE RENAISSANCE OF BANKING itself. In this speech, David brings us the top global best practices of forming sophisticated strategies using key components of the Christensen Strategy, the Ambidextrous Organization Strategy, the Coopetitive Strategy, the Digital Ecosystem Strategy and more. While forming a winning strategy is priceless, executing it is even harder. As a result, following David’s speech, we will dive deep into AGILE methodology, the highly effective tactical tool for successfully implementing ADVANCED DIGITAL BANKING STRATEGIES!


Matteo has been actively engaged in the FinTech space for over 20 years and has deep connections amongst global banks executives, startups and investors. He knows how to bridge traditional banking with new or disruptive technologies, because he understands both.

Keynote: The Future of Banking, Innovation, Learning & Talent by Matteo Rizzi


With a background in Psychology as well as Technology, Duena is on a crusade to see lasting cultural change in our VUCA world, to help companies avail themselves of Agile and the new ways of work while eradicating their HumanDebt™. With a following of over 250k people, Duena is an international keynote speaker, influencer and author of “Emotional Banking” and “People Before Tech: The Importance of Psychological Safety and Teamwork in the Digital Age” and the upcoming “Tech-Led Culture”. Duena is also the Co-Founder and CEO of PeopleNotTech – a company that offers a revolutionary team performance and well-being platform for the human work essential in the new ways of work paradigm.

Keynote: Change Culture NOW – HumanDebt™ in Banking – What is it and why it’s more dangerous than Technical Debt. by Duena Blomstrom

A discussion about the importance of EQ, collaboration, healthy cultures and empowered teams that are Psychologically Safe enough to compete in the innovative arena of technology now that banks need it the most. We’ll speak about servant leadership and the need for swift mindset transformation and look at what the science and Google teach us about Psychological Safety and strong cultures of high-performance with examples of actions and anecdotes from the “People Before Tech” book and from working with tens of teams in the Psychological Safety Dashboard performance work tool.