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  • Competition & Markets Authority

    Bill Roberts

    Competition & Markets Authority

Assistant Director, Remedies, Business & Financial Analysis

  • Tandem Bank

    Ricky Knox

    Tandem Bank

Chief Executive Officer

Rick is a serial entrepreneur and has built multiple successful businesses. He has built five technology disruptors in fintech and telecoms, and founded Tandem in 2013. Ricky co-founded GSM systems (a global mobile telephony network services provider), Small World Financial (a global money transfer business with over £4bn of transfers) as well as Azimo, the leading pan-European European digital remittance player.
Ricky is also Managing Partner at Hexagon Partners, a specialist private equity firm which invests in financial technology.
He has an MBA from INSEAD

  • Open Data Institute (ODI)

    David Beardmore

    Open Data Institute (ODI)

Commercial Director

David leads the ODI’s commercial, business development and marketing activities.
His 20 years in data-driven insight and marketing have seen him work with many leading brands in multiple sectors and countries. In addition to working for some of the largest players in the data world such as Experian, Callcredit and Telefonica, David also ran his own boutique data insight business, Thinkdata, for 5 years before its acquisition by Bertelsmann.
David’s work is characterised by passion, pragmatism and a fierce determination to deliver measurable value to clients. He also loves to challenge the status quo in order to find better ways of doing stuff.
Originally a classically trained musician, David has a Masters from Cambridge and an MBA in Marketing. Ever the optimist, he continues to hold a season ticket at Nottingham Forest.

  • Lloyds Banking Group

    Christian Kramer

    Lloyds Banking Group

Product Owner, Payments - PISP, PSD2 Open Banking

Christian is a payments regulation expert at Lloyds Banking Group leading a team within Global Payments that is responsible for engaging with external stakeholders including regulators covering ‘payments’ as well horizon scanning and leading on new regulations and trends. He is also currently the Product Owner for Payments within the PSD2 Open Banking programme and is a member of a number of industry working groups covering Open Banking. He sits on the board of FPS as Alternate Director.

In previous roles, Christian headed up the banking teams within LBG’s High-Net-Worth Private Banking division as well as working in the International Private Banking. He was based in Jersey, the Isle of Man and Los Angeles for a number of years with responsibility for North America for the Lloyds TSB Offshore business.

Christian is a mentor at the School for Social Entrepreneurs and is Vice Chair of the Governing Body as well as Chair of the Finance Committee at a school in Bermondsey.

  • HSBC

    Uttiyo Dasgupta

    HSBC

Head of Transaction Banking

  • Financial Services Consumer Panel

    Faith Reynolds

    Financial Services Consumer Panel

Panel Member

Faith is an independent consumer finance expert. She is a member of the Financial Services Consumer Panel where she chairs the EU Working Group and is the lead for technology and innovation. She is also a member of the Payments Strategy Forum and acts as the Customer Representative on the Open Banking Implementation Entity Steering Committee. Faith recently authored the report, ‘Open Banking: A Consumer Perspective’.
Previously, Faith has been a member of ESMA’s Financial Innovation Standing Committee Consultative Working Group, as well as CILEX’s Strategic Risk Committee. Between 2010-2012 Faith pursued the Clore Social Leadership Programme, undertaking research into Big Society while based at the Institute for Government and more recently helped the Institute look at how it creates impact.
Faith was a member of HM Treasury’s Financial Inclusion Taskforce, advising Government on its financial inclusion strategy. She led the development of Toynbee Hall’s financial inclusion work, setting up Services Against Financial Exclusion in 2002 and Transact (a cross-sector membership body) in 2004.

  • HM Treasury

    Matthew Alder

    HM Treasury

Head of Payment Systems & Services

  • UK Open Banking - Implementation Entity

    Gavin Littlejohn

    UK Open Banking - Implementation Entity

Fintech Stakeholder Group Convenor

Gavin Littlejohn is a fintech entrepreneur with experience of developing innovative solutions to mass market problems.

Gavin was appointed as Convenor of the Fintech Stakeholder Group of the UK Open Banking Implementation Entity in October 2016. He serves as a Director and Non-Executive Chairman of the Financial Data and Technology Association www.fdata.org.uk where he successfully led the campaign to have account aggregation added to PSD2.

Gavin is well-renowned as the Founder of Money Dashboard, and acted as its CEO until July 2015.

  • Dollar Financial

    Steve Dukes

    Dollar Financial

Chief Product Officer

  • Komercni Banka

    Martin Sladecek

    Komercni Banka

Open Banking Manager

Martin Sladecek is the Open Banking Manager for Komercni banka, Czech republic. Martin is responsible for the management of Open Banking and PSD2 business opportunities within digital banking, defines new customer value in the new challenging era of banking and evangelizes related & up-to-date topics such as the open economy, shared and aggregated services and API business across the bank with the special focus on banking & financial innovations, innovation culture, FinTechs, and emerging market trends.

Before joining Komercni banka’s Channel & Customer Intelligence team, Martin has worked as management and business consultant with over 15 years of hands-on consultancy and managerial experiences in the business and ICT challenges of the banking and finance sector focusing on business innovations, digital marketing and communication, technology advantages and multichannel solutions delivered to banking market leaders such as Komercni banka (Societe Generale), VUB (Intesa Sanpaolo), CSOB (KBC) or Global Payments Europe. Martin holds an Ph.D. and Certificate in Management from the Czech Technical University in Prague and besides his banking career acts as the coach.

  • MKB Fintech Lab

    Tamas Leder

    MKB Fintech Lab

Head of Partnerships

  • RBC

    Alison Gibbins

    RBC

Tech Community Engagement Lead

Alison Gibbins is the Global Lead of Royal Bank of Canada’s (RBC) Technology Community Engagement group. She manages RBC’s support of technology groups and sharing of RBC’s expertise with the broader tech community. Through FutureMakers Talks and the FutureMakers website, she enables peer-to-peer knowledge sharing by RBC’s 8,000 technology and operations employees. With a background in marketing, business strategy, and data insights, she also advises Canadian startups through programs such as Techstars, Startup Weekend, and MaRS. Alison has worked across a variety of sectors including telecom, B2B services, healthcare, education, and entertainment/gaming.

  • European Commission

    Ralf Jacob

    European Commission

Head of Retail Financial Services & Payments Unit

  • With Plum

    Victor Trokoudes

    With Plum

Co-Founder & CEO

Former head of international at TransferWise a fintech unicorn – joined the company when there were 6 in London and left when they were 500+. Victor built and led a team of 25 who launched TransferWise in 25 new markets. Previously he founded and led PoS terminal reseller BlueBird in Europe as well as worked as a trader at Morgan Stanley. He studied economics at Harvard and has an MBA from INSEAD.

  • BNP Paribas

    Antonio Queiroz

    BNP Paribas

Head of Distribution, Services Models & Digital Banking / Deputy Head IRB Retail & SME

Before co-founding Anorak, David was Chief Financial Officer at Made.com, the leading UK based design furniture commerce player in Europe. He joined Made.com shortly after its launch to set up and scale its international expansion into 6 territories.
He also overlooked corporate strategy managing a $60m series C fund raising process. Prior to joining Made.com, he was an entrepreneur in the online space for five years. He started my career at JPMorgan as a TMT investment banker where I spent 8 year working on IPO and M&A transactions

  • Anorak

    David Vanek

    Anorak

CEO & Co-founder

Before co-founding Anorak, David was Chief Financial Officer at Made.com, the leading UK based design furniture commerce player in Europe. He joined Made.com shortly after its launch to set up and scale its international expansion into 6 territories.
He also overlooked corporate strategy managing a $60m series C fund raising process. Prior to joining Made.com, he was an entrepreneur in the online space for five years. He started my career at JPMorgan as a TMT investment banker where I spent 8 year working on IPO and M&A transactions

  • Equifax UK

    Roger Vincent

    Equifax UK

Head of Innovation

Roger joined the Equifax business in 2010 and currently works in the Data and Analytics function, specialising in the delivery of new and innovative solutions for the banking and financial services sector.

Roger has a background in credit risk analytics across both the retail banking and credit bureau space, and has a detailed knowledge of risk management practices within the consumer and commercial lending environments.

With over 10 years of experience in the market, Roger is instrumental in helping Equifax to shape its global strategy for leveraging Open Banking Data.

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