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Amsterdam Fintech Forum

June 6 @ 8:00 am - June 7 @ 5:00 pm BST

This year we doubled in size…. 2 days, 50+ speakers/panelists and 350+ delegates!

In today’s dynamic and ever-changing economic climate, innovation, particularly in financial services, is less of a choice and more of a business imperative. Last year during presentations from some of Europe’s leading banks, we discussed how slow many of the incumbent banks are with regards to transformation and digitalization. A reason that was mentioned often were the many people involved and the many approvals needed before and during implementation. This led us to the million dollar question: What is on the CxO’s agenda with regards to FinTech?

Amir Arooni, Group CIO, NN, engaging with the audience at the 1st Amsterdam FinTech Forum, June ’18


The theme for 2019: FinTech | A View From The C-Suite

Through 2 days of interactive presentations, CxO panel discussions and on-stage interviews with bank owners, we will discuss a wide variety of topics and angles on best practices from across Europe in transformation and digitalization. Topics will include, but are not limited to:

• Exploring the Future of Banking
• Macro-economic Overview of the European Financial Services and FinTech Landscape
• The Battle for the Customer Relationship (Human Centered Design and Personalized Customer Experiences)
• FinTech Partnerships (as Revenue Boosters and as a Way to Faster Innovation)
• Regulatory Compliance (PSD2 / Open Banking and GDPR)
• Third Party and Security Risk
• Developing an omni-channel network
• Effective use of Big Data (Improve Customer Experience, Reduce Cost and Increase Efficiency)



Dr. Sanjeev Kanoria during the 1st Amsterdam FinTech Forum, June ’18


Day 1

Opening remarks: Morten Kriek, founder KRIEK, Netherlands

How corporates can innovate successfully by Sikko van Katwijk, Chairman, KAS BANK
• Our LAB experience
• First blockchain succes

Round Table – The Future of Banking

• Sikko van Katwijk, Chairman KAS BANK
• Piotr Kaczmarek, President, Getin Holding
• Pedro Pinto Coelho, Chairman and CEO, Banco BNI Europe, Portugal
• Regulator, to be confirmed

Rob Langezaal, Former Board Member SNS Bank and Chairman Supervisory Board of ASN Bank and RegioBank, Netherlands

• Exploring the Future of Banking
• Developing an omni-channel network

Digital Transformation of Operations by Bart van de Sande, Head of Transaction Banking, ABN AMRO Bank, Netherlands
• Managing the basics: Understanding your processes to decide the needs for automation
• How realize successfull leaders & engaged staff: the most important element
• Sharing the results and lessons learnt from recent RPA and AI projects
• Discussing the success factors in realizing a digital client journey and reducing costs by 50%.
• Key learnings about collaboration between Business, IT and OPS.

Agile Transformation in Banking by Roland Wass, CRO, Raiffeisen Bank, Russia
Raiffeisen bank Russia is leading bank in Agile Transformation in Russia and within RBI Group. Roland has participated in depth in this transformation as a member of the Managing Board. Although the topic is even more relevant for other areas it also impacted CRO Area. He can explain in detail how. Roland has set up a special “Digital Strategy” for the CRO Area focusing on:
• Decision Quality (Big Data, Machine Learning)
• Time to Yes
• Automation
• Reduction of Operational Risk

Round Table – FinTech, Partnerships and Operational Risks

• Amir Arooni, Group CIO, Nationale Nederlanden
• Artie Debidien, CIO, NIBC Bank
• Roland Wass, CRO, Raiffeisen Bank Russia
• Guillaume Lagrave, CRO, Consors Finanz BNP Paribas, Germany

Dr. Ebbe Negenman, CRO, Aegon Bank

• 3rd Party Risk
• Security Risk
• Effective use of Big Data

On-Stage Interview: Ali Niknam, Founder & CEO, bunq
Ali Niknam (1981), born in Canada but from Iranian descent, set up his first company when he was just 16 years old. In his early twenties he founded TransIP, the biggest domain name and web hosting provider of the Netherlands. In 2012 he set out to change the banking industry radically and founded bunq.

Case Study: Blockchain Bank Account by Marleen Evertsz, CEO, nXchange and Niek van Rens, Chief Innovation Officer, ABN AMRO Bank Clearing Bank

On-Stage Interview: Dr. Sanjeev Kanoria, Owner and Vice-Chairman, Austrian Anadi Bank

Presentation by Milos Nedeljkovic, CDO, Executive Board Member, Sberbank Srbija, Serbia

Data-driven cases for business amplification in modern digital banking by Nikita Pustovoytov, Head of Data Science, Odebrim, Russia

Credit marketplace odobrim.ru is a new service developed in Financial Group BCS which is intended to ease getting a loan with best conditions for a wide audience. Data Science team helps the project to grow faster, solving problems on all of the stages of the client lifecycle: starting from client acquisition, scoring, increasing conversion to desired actions, finding the best offer for the person with respect of his needs, credit history and other factors, up- and cross-selling loans and non-financial products including insurance. The goal of the presentation is sharing some of the implemented cases for odobrim.ru and covering emerged problems.

Round Table – Lending & Alternative Finance | The Battle for the Customer Relationship

– Dr. Sanjeev Kanoria, Owner and Vice-Chairman, Austrian Anadi Bank
– Nikita Pustovoytov, Head of Data Science, Odebrim, Russia

Ronald Kleverlaan, Director, European Center for Alternative Finance, Netherlands

Battle for the Customer Relationship
– Human Centered Design
– Personalized Customer Experience
– Frictionless Customer on-boarding


Day 2

KEYNOTE: Paolo Sironi, Author and FinTech Thought Leader – IBM Watson Financial Services – IBM Industry Academy, Germany

Presentation by Niels van Daatselaar, Co-founder and CEO of Easytrade at Rabobank, Netherlands

Presentation by Volodymyr Vorobiov, Managing Partner, Quantum Attorneys, Ukraine

Presentation by Steve Cook, VP Business Development at FaceTec, Inc., United Kingdom

Presentation by Leon Muis, COO, Yolt (ING Bank), Netherlands and United Kingdom

Round Table – The World of Payments

– Silvio Pedrazzi, CEO, Intesa Sanpaolo, Albania
– Margarita Cherikbaeva, CEO, Kompanion Bank, Kyrgyzstan
– Branko Greganovic, CEO, NLB Banka Belgrade, Serbia
– Florin Boldescu, CDO, BRD Groupe Societe Generale, Romania

Tony Craddock, Director General, Emerging Payments Association, United Kingdom

– Best Practices in Payments
– PSD2, more than just an EU initiative

On-Stage Interview: Elliot Goykhman, Founder and CEO, LikeBank

Partnering with ING Bank by Olivier Guillaomond, Global Head of FinTech, ING Bank, Netherlands

Partnering with ING Bank by Floris van Ommeren, Director of Strategic Partnerships and Value Creation, ABN AMRO Bank, Netherlands


– Olivier Guillaumond, Global Head of Fintechs, ING Bank, Netherlands
– Floris van Ommeren, Head of Strategic Partnerships, ABN AMRO Bank, Netherlands
– Harrie Vollaard, Head of FinTech Ventures at Rabobank, Netherlands
– Morten Kriek, Founder, KRIEK, Netherlands

To be confirmed

Awards & Cocktails

Dr. Ebbe Negenman discussing Risk at the 1st Amsterdam FinTech Forum, June ’18


For information about the 1st Amsterdam FinTech Forum, including photos, agenda and delegate list, please check www.amsterdamfintechforum.com


ING House
Amstelveenseweg 500
Amsterdam, 1081 KL Netherlands
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