European Women Payments Network-Ams 2018

About European Women Payments Network-Ams 2018

EUROPEAN WOMEN PAYMENTS NETWORK-AMSTERDAM 2018
After a very successful Inaugural event in 2017, EWPN will be back again in Amsterdam (VENUE TO BE CONFIRMED)! This time EWPN will be hosting the 2nd Annual Conference & Awards on 15th- 16th October 2018.
This is not just any other event.This is the only Pan- European Conference specifically focused on women working in FinTech & Payments. The conference brings together women from all over Europe for a full day event. The conference will feature interactive panels, deep-dive workshops, and plenary sessions with industry female leaders.
All tribes will convene in Amsterdam for a full day of networking, sharing, meeting, learning and an opportunity to build such relationships which are so important for development on personal and professional level.
We have put together an exciting Agenda for the day with very diverse topics. If you are a natural leader, and have something to share with fellow women, then we encourage you to Sign Up As a Speaker. This is an excellent opportunity to share your knowledge and claim your space as an expert in your field within the industry.
EWPN is committed to create a positive arena in where women can come together to discuss issues relating to Women in FinTech (Payments) Leadership, female founders, bridging the gender gap, pushing more diversity and inspiring future generations of girls into the sector.

Agenda

17:00 - 18:00
ARRIVAL & REGISTRATION (MARBLE HALL)

18:00 - 18:15
WELCOME BY EVENT HOST (MARBLE HALL)
CONNY DORRESTIJN - Founding Partner at BankiFi - Beyond
Open & Shiraz Partners
INTRODUCTIONS TO EWPN TEAM
NADJA VAN DER VEER - Executive Board Member - European
Women Payments Network (EWPN)

18:15 - 18:45
SPONSOR KEYNOTE (MARBLE HALL)
TRACEY DAVIES - President at Money20/20

18:45 - 21:15
DINNER, AWARDS PRESENTATION & ENTERTAINMENT
(MARBLE HALL)

21:15-21:30
CLOSING REMARKS (MARBLE HALL)
MIRANDA MCLEAN- Executive Board Member- European
Women Payments Network (EWPN)

07:00 - 08:00
ARRIVAL, REGISTRATION & BREAKFAST (MARBLE HALL)

08:00 - 08:15
WELCOME BY EVENT HOST (QUEEN MÁXIMA HALL)
CONNY DORRESTIJN- Founding Partner at BankiFi - Beyond Open & Shiraz Partners
OPENING REMARKS
MARTHA MGHENDI-FISHER - Founder- European Women Payments Network (EWPN)

08:15 - 08:45
TETE-A-TETE (QUEEN MÁXIMA HALL)
The History & Faces of Financial Services The history and faces of financial services from a female point of view. What has changed? What remains the same?
TERRIE SMITH - CEO - DigiSEq Limited
ANDREA DUNLOP – CEO Acquiring & Card Solutions- Paysafe Group

08:45 - 09:15
TETE-A-TETE (QUEEN MÁXIMA HALL)
Will Robots need Passports?
SILVIA MENSDORFF-POUILLY – Executive Board Member, European Women Payments Network (EWPN)
DAVID G.W. BIRCH - Author, Advisor and Commentator on digital financial services

09:15 - 10:00
PANEL DISCUSSION (QUEEN MÁXIMA HALL)
The Regulators- Collaborate to harmonise – What role can regulators play to drive innovation in fintech & payments. How can regulators from EU member states and other regions collaborate in order to harmonise the ecosystem?
MODERATOR:
ANN BORESTAM - Principal Expert & Adviser - European Central Bank
PANELISTS:
GIJS BOUDEWIJN - Deputy General Manager - Dutch Payments
Association
IRIS SLUITER – Head of Licensing- Dutch Central Bank
ANDREA TOUCINHO – Consultant Payments and Financial services - ADN’co

10:00 - 10:30
NETWORKING BREAK (MARBLE HALL)

10:30 - 11:15
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
SESSION 1: PANEL DISCUSSION (QUEEN MÁXIMA HALL)
Financial Inclusion & Women- How big is the challenge of financial inclusion for women? Nearly one of every three women in the world is excluded from the formal financial system. What are the challenges that funders and development practitioners face when expanding access to finance for women?
MODERATOR:
MELISANDE MUAL - Owner and Managing Director, Publisher - The Paypers
PANELISTS:
CATHERINE WINES - Co-Founder & Director - WorldRemit Ltd
RIKKE BIRKEGAARD STAER - Chief Commercial Office - Coinfy
MARIKA MAZZI BOEM–Founder - X23.EVO Srl & BO, CFO - X23 Srl, Ltd
SAMANTHA PITCHFORD – VP & European Business Unit Leader – Attra

10:30 - 11:15
SESSION 2 (MAURITS HALL)
PRESENTATION
1.Global Payment Picture Summary - Around the world in 420 seconds
NILIXA DEVLUKIA - Seconded National Expert- European Banking Authority
PANEL DISCUSSION
Market transformation- Next generation payments - Mobile wallets, AFC payments, Social payments, One Click payments, tech innovations (IoT, Blockchain, AI), biometrics, to alternative payments adaptation (wearables, mobile payments, augmented reality); how will payments look in 2020?
MODERATOR:
NILIXA DEVLUKIA - Seconded National Expert- European Banking Authority
PANELISTS:
CAMILLA SUNNER - Managing Director - Valitor
SANDRA ALZETTA - Chief Product Officer - Koine Finance
LINA ANDOLF-ORUP - Director Global Product MarketingFingerprints
MEIRAV HAREL - Former Bancor COO, Fintech & Blockchain Expert

11:15 - 12:00
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
SESSION 3: PANEL DISCUSSION (QUEEN MÁXIMA HALL)
Cyber Security, Fraud & Financial Industry- Fighting fraud online using transaction screening, rule based alerts, analytics, real time fraud scoring, neural networks, artificial intelligence etc. How collaboration between banks, merchants, consumers, regulators, lawmakers and fintechs help the fight against fraud and ensure security for consumer and transaction data.
MODERATOR:
REBECCA DUCKWORTH – Chief Sales Officer at Quotevine Limited
PANELISTS:
IRENE BRIME - MD Europe, Co-founder - CashShield
TALI SEIDLER - Head of Product- Fraugster
EVA MAAS - Threat Intelligence Based Ethical Red Teaming (TIBER) program - Cyber Intelligence Unit, Dutch Central Bank

11:15 - 12:00
SESSION 4 (MAURITS HALL)
PRESENTATION
Corporate Payments - With more and more corporates embracing digital payments, what are the opportunities for B2B payments?
YASMIN ULRICH - Head of Bank Relationships EMEA | Treasury - Western Union Business Solutions
PANEL DISCUSSION (MAURITS HALL)
The Remittance Revolution - International remittances are a huge source of global payment flows. This is a $596 billion worth of opportunity that is going through tremendous tech innovation to allow seamless money transfer locally and across the borders. From mobile remittances, digital sending MTOs, forex settlements (offering P2P, P2B, B2B, B2P, P2B combined with good exchange rates) to KYC (ID Tech to fight fraud) and price comparison tools. But with this entire revolution going on, is there an opportunity for B2B remittances?
MODERATOR:
YASMIN ULRICH - Head of Bank Relationships EMEA | TreasuryWestern Union Business Solutions
PANELISTS:
KATARZYNA SOSIN - Director - Billon Financial Ltd

12:00 - 13:00
LUNCH (MARBLE HALL)

13:00 - 13:10
PRESENTATION (QUEEN MÁXIMA HALL)
1.“When Women Lead”.
SHARON EKSTEIN - Chief Business Operations Officer & Chief

13:10 - 13:55
HR Officer - Credorax
ROUND TABLE (QUEEN MÁXIMA HALL)
Women in Leadership - Mentors & Leaders – Becoming more visible. Why it matters in FinTech. How important is mentorship when it comes to leadership? What role can men play?
MODERATOR:
DR CHRISTINE BAILEY - Chief Marketing Officer - Valitor
PANELISTS:
DARIA RIPPINGALE – CEO - BillPro.com
MAEVE DORMAN – VP Global Merchant Operations - Paypal
CECILIA HARVEY – Director- HSBC Global Banking and Markets
DR SHOLA MOS- SHOGBAMIMU - Founder & Editor-in-Chief – Women in Leadership publication

13:55 - 14:40
FIRESIDE CHAT (QUEEN MÁXIMA HALL)
Mental Health- Dare to be vulnerable - Why is it very important to talk about mental health and work. Dealing with stress, burn out, loss, depression etc while working. What can employers do to support staff? Policies need to be changed. Bringing humanity to work is very crucial for organisations. Understanding that employees are humans and treating them as such.
MODERATOR:
VASSIA SARANTOPOULOU- Founder, Counselor & Psychologist- The Anti-Loneliness Project
PANELISTS:
CATHERINE McGRATH – Vice President - Global Customer Success and Solutions Consulting at Flywire
CATHY BEARDSLEY – President at Toccata/SegPay
MARIANNE TIJSSEN Chief Operations Officer & Co-Founder at Five Degrees
VICTORIA HAMMOND- Head of People and Operations at Payments & Cards Network

14:40 - 15:00
NETWORKING BREAK (MARBLE HALL)

15:00 - 15:15
BREAKOUT SESSIONS
SESSION 5A (QUEEN MÁXIMA HALL)
PRESENTATION
MRC Women in Payments & Fraud Survey Results 2018
In this eye-opening talk, learn from the MRC WPF survey results what women from around the globe consider important in their career, where they want to go and what they need to do to get there. We will hear about challenges, goals and roles from women in the payments industry. We’ll learn about salary scales women are achieving, how they feel about reaching C-level and if they would recommend the industry to other women.
UNA DILLON – Managing Director at Merchant Risk Council (MRC)
GILL WELLS– Women in Payments and Fraud Co-Chair at Merchant Risk Council (MRC) & VP, Issuer Outreach at Adyen

15:15 - 15:45
SESSION 5B: PANEL DISCUSSION (QUEEN MÁXIMA HALL)
Fintech Funding – Access and availability of funds for fintechs. The challenges fintechs founded by women face accessing funding. What alternatives are available? How micro financing and crowd funding are filling in this gap.
MODERATOR:
ANGELA YORE - MD & Co-founder - SkyParlour
PANELISTS:
ELINE BLAAUBOER - Managing Partner - Africa Tech Ventures and TBL Mirror Fund
SUZANNE WISSE-HUISKES – Executive Director - Euclid Networks
DARIA DUBININA – CEO at Crassula

15:00 - 15:15
SESSION 6A (MAURITS HALL)
PRESENTATION
The Female Founders - Case studies - Celebrating success, challenges and opportunities for female founders. What role can male colleagues play in nurturing and helping create opportunities for women?
MONIKA LIIKAMAA - Co-Founder & CEO - Enfuce

15:15 - 15:45
SESSION 6B: PANEL DISCUSSION (MAURITS HALL)
FinTech Research - a Triple Challenge - To understand the transformation of finance we need more interdisciplinary research in FinTech. To deploy knowledge into innovation we need more academia-industry collaboration. To Excel we need more women in research
PANELISTS:
ANETTE BROLOS - Independent Fintech Analyst (innovation, partnership, strategy, moderator) - Peak Consulting Group
ERIN B. TAYLOR - Principal Consultant - Canela Consulting & Research Consultant - Holland FinTech
ELIN HELANDER - Founder of Moneymind & Head of Research at Dreams
NEHA MEHTA - Founder- FemTech Partners

15:45 - 16:00
PRESENTATION (QUEEN MÁXIMA HALL)
Why culture matters and how to get it right - The value and impact of a diverse workforce in modern financial services.
DENISE GEE – Director - Magna Carta

16:00 - 16:45
ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION & Q & A (QUEEN MÁXIMA HALL)
Fostering Diversity in FinTech - What does diversity mean and why is it important that companies put more effort into bringing more diversity in their organisations? What are the benefits? Are we progressing? Are we stagnating? Are we moving forward? What needs to happen now? What are the main issues & challenges facing women in FinTech? How do we solve them? What role can men play?
MODERATOR:
KEVIN BROWN – Independent Non-Executive Director and Advisor Payment Industry Insights Limited
PANELISTS:
TANJA LIND MELSKENS- Head of Fintech - Kammeradvokaten/Poul Schmith
JORDAN LAWRENCE - CEO- Payments & Cards Network
SHEFALI ROY - COO + CCO - TrueLayer
VLADIMIRA BRIESTENSKA - Founder of Timber Foundation & Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging at Anthemis Group

16:45 - 17:15 KEYNOTE PRESENTATION (QUEEN MÁXIMA HALL)
CHARLIE McMURDIE – Former Head of Economic and Cyber Crime - Scotland Yard & Senior Cyber Crime Advisor- PwC
Policing, Cyber Crime and The Cyber Criminals
Charlie McMurdie served as Scotland Yard’s head of Economic and Cyber Crime, and led the Police Central eCrime Unit and National cyber crime programmes. She was the country’s top law enforcement officer in the fast moving, complex, international world of hacking, cyber crime and online fraud. After a 32yr career in policing which took in terrorism, covert policing, and work leading murder and robbery investigations, and as head of National and International organised crimes Charlie spearheaded UK law enforcements attempts to prevent and detect cyber crime. She fought battles with complacent and sceptical colleagues and government to secure agreement and funding and established one of the leading cyber crime agencies in the world.

17:15 - 17:30
END OF CONFERENCE CLOSING REMARKS (QUEEN MÁXIMA HALL)
TONY CRADDOCK - Director General - Emerging Payments Association
STANLEY SKOGLUND - Executive Board Member - European Women Payments Network (EWPN)

17:30 - 19:50
NETWORKING DRINKS

19:50 - 20:00 VOTE OF THANKS & CLOSING DOWN
SILVIA MENSDORFF-POUILLY – Executive Board Member - European Women Payments Network (EWPN)

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Start:
Oct 15, 2018, 5:00 PM
End:
Oct 16, 2018, 9:00 PM
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