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2nd Annual Financial Innovation Forum – A Prestigious Platform for Influential Leaders in Fintech


The 2nd Financial Innovation Forum brings together international industry experts to engage in discussions on the latest developments and key trends in the use of technology, the latest innovations, and marketing advancements. Key decision makers and inspirational leaders who have successfully navigated intensive change in fintech are invited to share ideas, experiences and strategies, aiming to enhance transformative and disruptive innovation in today’s customer-driven environment.

‘This exciting Forum is showcasing the key innovations and experiences within fintech, delivered by the experts driving revolutionary change within their organisations! It’s incredible who is in the speaker line-up! The Financial Innovation Forum is a must-attend event for those tracking the latest developments and advancements in Fintech!’ as started by Lilly Pavlou, Executive Director at Qube Events 


  • Simon Separghan, Managing Director, Customer Experience & Contact at NatWest Group
  • Marius Nedelcu, CMO at TransferGo
  • Fabrizio Ballarini, Head of Organic Growth at Wise
  • Sani Hashmi, Global Head of Partnerships at HSBC
  • Maria Costa, Head of Sustainability – Wealth Management and Insurance at Santander UK
  • Gaurav Gaur, Head of Commercial Payment Product at RBS
  • Umang Sota, Head of Product – SMB at
  • Kwame Nyanning, Managing Director, Global Head of Design – AWM at Goldman Sachs
  • Parvinder Dahri-Cooper, Chief Operating Officer at Uber
  • Simone Paul Tamussin, VP of Global Product Management and Development – Payment Gateway Services at Mastercard
  • Madhavan Vembakkam, VP of Technology at Bank of America
  • Matthew Bullivant, Director, ESG Strategy at OakNorth
  • Borja Garcia Fernandez, Head of Structuring and LATAM, Social
  • Finance at Citi
  • Matthew Osborne, Payments Policy Lead at Bank of England
  • Rui Fonseca Pedro, Head of Transformation and Processes – PagoNxt Payments (a Santander Company)
  • Demetris Taxitaris, CEO at MAP S.Platis
  • Ziear Jacob Eagling-Rana, Global Director of Financial Crime
  • Compliance & UK MLRO at
  • Duarte Garrido, Global Head of Social and Omnichannel at Standard Chatered Bank
  • Cedrine Streit, Design Strategy Lead at Visa
  • Hector GHF Gonzalez Hermosillo Figueroa, Growth Marketing Leader, Global at Goldman Sachs
  • Sadaf Zahid, Head of Product- ML Labs at Tide
  • Michelle Auger, Sustainability Strategy Director at Wells Fargo

Event Chairman: Chris Crespo, Founding Partner at Nordic Fintech Magazine


  • Open & Connected Banking: The Future of Financial Innovation
  • Reshaping the Financial Services Landscape of Tomorrow with the Transformation of Technology
  • Financial Inclusion: Where Are We Now, and What Lies Ahead?
  • Financial Services Marketing: A Comprehensive Point of View
  • Driving higher and better quality traffic towards app or website
  • Agility to Market- Innovation & Customer
  • 7 Principles for GenAI in Banking
  • Introducing the Recommerce Behavioural Insights Lab
  • Sustainability & Innovation
  • The Future Of Payments: Driving Growth Through Innovation In Payments
  • The Future of RegTech & Financial Crime


Thank you to our esteemed Sponsors: Map S.Platis and Blankfactor


Visit for detailed Agenda insights and latest information or contact the Forum’s organisers directly at [email protected].


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