Current Speakers

Danilo was Previously one of the Heads of Artificial intelligence & Machine Learning CitiGroup (17th largest Financial institution globally). Currently help run Automation (RPA/Ai) in UnitedHealth Group (#5 on the Fortune 500). Member of the European Union Commission Ai Alliance (helping set policies and governance for Ai in the EU). IEEE Robotics and Automation Society Member. Award winner and highly published thought leader in the space of Automation & Innovation.

In Financial Services he built his reputation during the Financial Crisis of 2008 by becoming one of Royal Bank of Canada’s youngest Associate Director after consistently delivering record breaking Transformation and Change that had global positive ramifications. At Citi Group he was one of the heads of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning where he again broke records in delivering the first Ai robotics program and a complete revamp of the company’s vision in how to achieve scalable Automation.

His specialities lies in : Automation, Robotics Process Automation, OCR, NLP, Data Mining, Machine Learning, Artificial intelligence. Re-useability analysis, big data management, desktop analytics, manual touch points analysis. Starting and Scaling Automation and Innovation programs.

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.

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.

Maureen CRUZ MERMY worked for 2 years as a project manager in Digital Transformation for Crédit Agricole.
She has been involved in the creation of digital customer support workshops and has created and developed a new offer in digital transformation for Crédit Agricole Toulouse’s professional clients.
Graduated from ESSEC and scrum master, she is passionate about the culture of change and innovation. Its goal is to combine technologies and sustainable development, between modernity and sustainability.

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.

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.

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