Current Speakers

In 1992 Annerie Vreugdenhil started at ING and held various positions, all of which revolved around maintaining and expanding relationships with clients in ING’s Commercial Banking division. She has advised clients in various industries, like shipping and oil exploration.
In 2000 Annerie founded and expanded ING’s Leveraged Finance team in the Netherlands –. In 2006 she became Head of Corporate Clients Netherlands, a client group that consists of the listed and privately-owned large companies. In 2010, Annerie was appointed Head of Commercial Banking Netherlands and became a member of the board of ING Domestic Bank. In this role she was responsible for all of ING’s wholesale banking activities in The Netherlands, including midcorps and SMEs as well as Private Banking. Also she was part of the team that designed and implemented the agile transformation. In February 2016 Annerie was appointed Global Head of Real Estate Finance within ING Wholesale Banking. In her last two roles she had successfully created new data and technology driven solutions for clients and ING employees. Annerie is responsible for the innovation activities of Wholesale Banking, as well as the Advanced Analytics and blockchain team, that all work towards developing new solutions for clients and employees that will disrupt the core of ING

Michael Rennie is the Chief Information Officer of Cynergy Bank. He is a highly experienced technology professional who has worked within financial services for 20 years across the UK, Europe, the Americas and South Africa.
Michael has been CIO of the bank since December 2017 during which time he has led the IT and Information Security functions as well has being responsible for bank wide transformation. He is currently leading the digital transformation of Cynergy Bank focused on changing the way we service our customers and creating efficiencies through digitising our operations while maintaining our strong human interface.
Michael joined Cynergy Bank from KPMG where he led the technology business management practice as part of CIO Advisory working with tier 1 financial services organisations across the globe. Prior to KPMG, he was the European Head of IT for Genworth Financial (previously GE Mortgage insurance).

Dimitris is Technology and Innovation Policy Specialist at the European Parliament and draftsperson of EU regulations, legislative opinions and reports in the field of Fintech, Blockchain and Strategic Investments. He is ranked among the Top-100 influencers in the area of RegTech and Blockchain and is a frequent speaker in top-tier universities, international organizations, the World Economic Forum and professional summits on FinTech, RegTech, Blockchain, ICOs and the Digital Disruption of Banking and Financial Sector, in Europe, America and Asia. He is also the co-Founder and CEO of the World Future Foundation (WFF), an international think-tank that explores the impact of digital disruption in Business, Government and Society. He studied Finance at Harvard University and holds executive business certifications from Stanford University and MIT.

Gerwyn heads up the UK Retail Bank vertical within the Group Innovation Office. He helps the business leverage the Fintech ecosystem to accelerate their innovation agendas. Previously, Gerwyn spent the last 20 years in Technology. Starting his career as a developer, he went on to lead several Digital Transformations at well known high street Brands. Winning eConsultancy’s Innovation in Retail and Retail Weeks Technology Team of the Year.

He is passionate about helping start-ups to scale and develop new customer experiences which disrupt current business models.

Jiri is a Strategic change officer in Moneta Money Bank in Czech Republic (former GE Money) which he joined in 2016. Since that time he has been responsible for Digital transformation of commercial banking area where has successfully deployed fully on line processes for business loan, overdraft and credit cards for both new to bank and existing to bank clients. Before Moneta Jiri worked in IBM, KPMG and Deloitte as technology consultant delivering large transformation initiatives for best of breed clients in Europe.

More than 12 years in the banking. Has extensive practical experience in managing programs and projects of digital transformation, business process reengineering, service standards, methodology and retail sales management in large Russian banks: URALSIB, NOMOS-Bank, Otkritie, VTB Bank. Now he is actively engaged in projects of digital transformation based on DTL, AI, IoT, VR / AR technologies, biometric identification.

Maria Ebro Andreasen is Head of the Change and Transformation team in one of the largest Agile Transformations in Scandinavia – in Danske Bank.
With a Masters Degree in Psychology and Philosophy, a coaching degree, a SAFe-, Scrum master-, CAL1- and Organizational Development Certificate in her backpack, her energy and focus lies on how transforming organizations and implementing agile ways of working is really about changing how people think and changing the culture. Understanding the psychology behind this, helps build the change strategy that truly affects and engages the employees to change.
Ebro has been a speaker at the International Institute of Learning, Agile & Scrum Conference in New York, and will be speaking at several conferences during winter and spring, on the concept of how psychology and culture is affected by working agile.

Angela is in Deutsche Bank’s Cloud Centre of Excellence. Within this team she is the head of Security, Risk and Compliance. She is responsible for managing all security, risk and compliance with respect to the cloud.
At Deutsche Bank, Angela has led teams including Anti-Financial Crime Technology Analytics and Data Quality Colleague Rollout.
Before joining Deutsche Bank, Angela worked as a Senior Manager at EY across Asia Pacific and EMEIA within the Financial Services Organisation focusing on Corporate Banking and Capital Markets transformation and advisory programmes. Angela started her career at IBM in Australia working as a developer, tester, designer and then business analyst and project manager.
Angela has an honours degree in Mechanical Engineering (Mechatronics / Robotics) and Computer Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Angela is on the board of the London Women’s Forum and the Serpentine Swimming Club.

Danielle is a serial intrapreneur at heart. Her successful career can be attributed to her 12 year-experience in financial services and innovation. Since 2017, Danielle Winandy is the Head of RISK Innovation Office (RIO) within BNP Paribas (BNPP). Her current role involves creating an environment that foster innovation by bringing in intrapreneurship programs, methods, models and metrics that allow potent ideas to turn into reality. Among other things, Danielle and her team strive to facilitate innovation trainings and workshops throughout the company and network with external experts.

Not only an expert in innovation, Danielle is also committed to issues such as women leadership and their progress within the workplace. She was a board member of MixCity Belgium before becoming President. Last but not least, since 2017, Danielle is certified on Disruption Strategy and Sustainable Business Strategy by Harvard Business School.

Albert Piet van Veen studied Management Science and Business Engineering at Eindhoven University of Technology, and Logistical and Physical Distribution Systems at Technical University of Crete. During more than twenty years of his professional career he has gained experience in telecoms, banking and insurance from several countries. In ING, where he worked for 8 years, he was as the CIO responsible for separation of ING Insurance and transformation into NN and for the IPO. He came to MONETA Money Bank, a.s., from the position of Chief Digital Officer in Schiphol Group. As the leader of digital transformation, he managed to accelerate digital services and, together with a team of innovators, he explored new technologies to find new business models for the Schiphol airport to become the best digital airport in the world. In the Bank he is again responsible for digital transformation and in charge of the IT Division, Shared Services Centre, and Project Management Office. Since May 2017, he is the new COO, Chief Operating Officer, and member of the Management Board of MONETA Money Bank

Jenny is in Swedbank’s group function unit Digital Banking and in the team working with Digital Sales & Services. In this team her title is Digital Transformation Growth Manager, responsible for increasing and improving Digital experience and usage from a customer perspective.
Jenny has been working 9 years in the financial services and have deep knowledge about the core bank business, being operative several years in the branch network- both in managerial roles and as private banker. She also has worked as Communication manager being responsible for PDS2 and digital services.
Prior to her bank career, she worked as a Biomedical Scientist and with Public Health.
Jenny is a youth coach in cross- country skiing and is an advanced skier and ultrarunner herself, finishing several Vasalopp 90 km and ultra run races.

Shnay has worked in Digital Transformation within Banking for 5 years and is currently the Senior AI Product Owner for Cora, the customer facing AI chatbot for RBS which has over 5 million conversations per year. He has previously led teams in Mobile Adoption and Customer Transformation, helping NatWest become the most adopted banking mobile app in the UK market with over 7million users.

Have almost 12 years of experience in financial industry – in the areas of Information technology, strategy consulting, project/product management, business development and account management in data analytics & AI and have worked closely with C suite.

Currently working as a senior business partner in the division of Big data, analytics & AI, and responsible for the portfolio of Group support functions such as Risk, Compliance, Audit and Legal and open banking. Prior to that served as an internal strategy consultant in the corporate strategy & development division and worked in the engagements on digital transformation, IT Strategy, Cloud, Group Business Architecture, Core banking systems, Open banking & Digital identity.

Pete leads a team in Close Brothers Asset Finance & Leasing division focused on data governance, quality, management, regulatory & reporting, growth as well as commissions. He has lead similar market/competitive/customer and data “intelligence” functions in IBM, Microsoft (both based in Australia & Singapore) as well as heading corporate strategy functions in IBM (both based in Australia & Singapore) during a 25 year period.

Pete is passionate about structuring and managing data capability into actionable intelligence – this means not just insights but into information that provides a confident foundation that decisions can be based on by senior leadership and relevant stakeholders across the business (sales, ops, finance, HR etc). He strongly believes in building a “data” function that not only requires the right infrastructure (working hand-in-glove with the CIO) and analytics capability but also in leading the business in the needed cultural & behavioural alignment to creating, managing and using the intelligence provisioned from the customer/market data.

Mansoor heads up Digital Transformation for Wholesale Banking at SABB, a majority owned entity within the HSBC Group, responsible across the Global Banking, Commercial Banking, and SME Banking customer groups and the Global Trade & Receivables Finance, Global Liquidity & Cash Management, Financial & Institutional Banking, and Treasury product groups.

Before taking on this role, Mansoor has worked across the entire spectrum of Wholesale Banking & Transaction Banking customer experience as Global Head of Infrastructure for HSBC Commercial Banking, Global Head of IT & Business Transformation for HSBC Global Trade & Receivables Finance, SABB Head of Client Management, and Chief Technology Officer for a few banks.

Mansoor is passionate about digital transformation, and finding real-world applications by integrating commonly available (or should be available) capabilities to add value to customer experience.

Lee Howells focusses on helping businesses, governments and nations understand and identify how they can use Artificial Intelligence and automation technologies to create value and achieve better outcomes for customers and citizens. He is a recognised thought leader in AI, and an invited speaker at the World Government Summit 2018. He also has a background in disruptive technologies and leading complex projects and programmes, as well as deep technical expertise in AI and automation technologies, including machine learning. His broader experience includes establishing and leading an innovation lab to create novel solutions through idea exploration, incubation and rapid prototyping.

Tuomas almost 20 years of experience on design, digital, and marketing in leading positions, over 10 years’ experience in senior management. He is a creative leader with proven track record on delivering results. Tuomas has been leading design and creative transformation and development in different organisations. He has gained extensive experience on different agile methodologies, such as lean, SaFE and Enterprise Agile. Creating customer value to achieve business benefits is his passion.

Prerit is a data analytics application expert with an experience of over 11 years and is currently leading transformation efforts of the investment banking division of DNB Bank. He combines big data & machine learning techniques together with robotics process automation to build solutions for the global team and specialises in delivering data science in a very non-technical way for the bankers.
Prior to joining DNB, Prerit worked as a digital transformation & machine learning consultant across diverse sectors and geographies including financial services, utilities, retail, aviation, healthcare in South Asia, Europe & Americas. Having experienced in multiple sectors, Prerit is able to apply unconventional methodologies to come up with smart and innovative solutions.
Prerit also won silver in Excel World Championship conducted by Microsoft HQ in the year 2017.

Giles is the Chief Financial Officer of Bó – a digital bank that’s part of NatWest.

Giles is also a trustee at LHA, a charity that provides affordable hostel accommodation in London to young people of limited means.

Giles joined Bó from RBS where he held various leadership positions including Head of Planning, Analytics & Solutions (reporting to COO), Head of APAC Disposals at RBS Capital Resolution, Head of RCR Special Situations and Member of Capital Resolution ExCo.

Prior to this, Giles was Director at BNRI, a natural resources focused private equity business at Barclays Investment Bank, a Non-Executive Director at Tulip Oil and Executive at Close Brothers Corporate Finance in London, working in M&A.
Giles is a qualified chartered accountant and trained with PwC.

Giles lives in London and has a MSci in Materials Science and Metallurgy/Natural Science from the University of Cambridge.

With more than 15 years of experience mainly in the financial services sector, Maria-Cristina has developed a great experience in working in changing environments.
She has been working in consulting for 12 years with 7 years working for KPMG Belgium. Throughout her career she was dealing with environment in transformation all the way from IT transformation to organisational and processes review.
She is now working for a digital bank in Belgium – Keytrade Bank and , as Transformation Manager, she is performing a major Agile transformation for the whole company.

Ben has a background in solution design and implementation, having managed teams for 14 years maximising value from CRM technologies. Working with organisations such as Barclays Investment Bank, insurance companies as well as Ministry of Defence, Capita and the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP), Ben understands the challenges of digital transformation execution and adoption, both from technical and business process change perspectives. Today he drives technical strategy at Introhive, working with companies to maximise the benefits delivered from contact, company and relationship insights.

Before joining Mostly AI in 2019, Alexandra Ebert researched GDPR’s impact on Artificial Intelligence and data-driven innovation in Europe and graduated in Digital Marketing. At Mostly AI, she is responsible for engaging with the privacy community, with regulators, the media and with customers. Apart from that, she was pleased to be invited to join the group of AI experts for the Ms. AI initiative.

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