As part of MoneyLIVE Spring 2019 | 11 – 13 March, Madrid

For the Payments hub of MoneyLIVE Spring 2019, we’re bringing together the most dymanic players in the payments landscape for networking, problem solving and more. Get up to speed on everything you need to know in payments, from IoT and tokenisation, to all the new anti-fraud strategies.

Featured speakers

Alfonso Ayuso

Chief Innovation Officer

Banco Sabadell

Christian Schaefer

Global Head of Payments

Deutsche Bank

Alex Grant

Managing Director, Global Fraud Management

Barclays Bank

Nick Kerigan

Managing Director, Future Payments


Lana Abdullayeva

Director, Open Banking & PSD2


Damien Dion

Business Development Director EMEA


Javier González

Director of Digital Innovation and Big Data

EVO Banco

Day 1 | Introducing the FinTechs Evening

Introductions from the Chair & FinTech lightning pitches

Introductions | Asociación Española de Fintech Insurtech

Rodrigo Garcia de la Cruz, Chief Executive Officer, Asociación Española de Fintech Insurtech


FinTech Lightning Pitches

Chair: Andréa Toucinho, France Representative, Asociación Española de Fintech Insurtech


Pitch | MyBucks

Fernando Oltra, Head of Investor Relations, MyBucks


Pitch | Loqr

Ricardo Costa, Chief Executive Officer, Loqr 


Pitch | ComparaJá.pt

José Figueiredo, Chief Executive Officer, ComparaJá.pt


Pitch | Cardlay

Jørgen Juul, Founder, CEO and Board Member, Cardlay


Pitch | Eversend

Emma Smith, Chief Operating Officer, Eversend


Pitch | Investsuite

Chris Eichhorn, Business Development, Investsuite

Peer-to-peer discussion

Drinks and canapés served throughout



Chair’s closing remarks and end of Day 1 FinTech evening

Andréa Toucinho, France Representative, Asociación Española de Fintech Insurtech

Day 2

MoneyLIVE welcome address
Chair’s opening remarks

Elina Mattila, Executive Director, Mobey Forum

Session One: Visions of the future
Keynote Address

Forecasting the future of payments

Alfonso Ayuso, Chief Innovation Officer, Banco Sabadell


Case study | Barclaycard

grab+go: the end of the checkout

Fact: no one likes to queue. Waiting around in-store might soon be obsolete, with Barclaycard’s grab+go, an app that lets you take things straight off the shelves, scan barcodes using phone cameras and head straight out the door. No cash, no cards, no pins! In this case study, Nick Kerigan will share Barclaycard’s trials and errors developing frictionless, app-based payments experiences and how technology is taking the organisation one step closer to meeting customer demands for speedy, check-out free retail experiences

Nick Kerigan, Managing Director, Future Payments, Barclaycard


Spotlight on fraud | Fighting fraud with digital intelligence

Michael Lynch, Chief Strategy Officer, InAuth


Leaders’ forum and digital Q&A | Experiences first, payments second

• Post-PSD2: what will the rise of AISPs and PISPs mean for customer experience in payments?
• Defining contextual and invisible payments
• How can the industry enable open APIs to deliver contextual and invisible payments?
• Finding the right FinTech partner: how can they be integrated into payments experiences?
• Reinforcing defences: what fraud and security risks are likely to emerge in an open ecosystem?
• Exploring the potential of AI in delivering seamless, value-added payments journeys
• Encouraging greater collaboration with retailers: delivering more cohesive experiences
• Big Tech in payments: a load of hot air or serious threat?

Nick Kerigan, Managing Director, Future Payments, Barclaycard

Mark Curran, Director of Payments & Open Banking, Clydesdale Bank

Francisco Sierra, Head of European Markets, N26

Session Two: Preparing for a tech revolution in payments
Panel discussion | Adapting and surviving in the digital payments market

• AI, IoT, blockchain: which technology has the greatest potential to revolutionise the industry?
• Stepping away from cash: what innovations are emerging in the digital payment space?
• The opportunities and challenges of open APIs: the reshaping of the payments landscape
• Coping with the increased volume of digital payments: ensuring systems are fit for purpose

Sasa Skrgic, Group Retail Strategy – Cards & Payments Projects, Erste Group

Lana Abdullayeva, Director, Open Banking & PSD2, Lloyds Banking Group

Alex Grant, Managing Director, Global Fraud Management, Barclays Bank

What next for payments innovation? Taking the next steps

Pieter Van Tienen, Business Development Director of EMEA, Emailage


Spotlight on fraud | Artificial intelligence in the fight against fraud

• How can artificial intelligence hasten the end of knowledge-based authentication?
• To what extent will humans continue to be essential in the prevention and detection of fraud?
• Considering data bias: what can be done to ensure fraud analysis is not skewed?
• Is AI the be all and end all? Integrating AI into a holistic anti-fraud strategy

Linus Fugl, First Vice President, Head of Fraud Management, Danske Bank


PSD2 compliance: meeting the technological challenge

• The new PSD2 standards: progress to date
• Preparing for an era of collaboration: synchronising systems across Europe
• The future of authentication: what change and innovation has PSD2 encouraged?
• What can we expect for the next 12 months as PSD2 comes into full force?

Helmut Wacket, Head of the Market Integration Division, European Central Bank

Session Three: Workshops - PSD2, Innovation Culture, API Strategy, IoT, Customer Communications, Security and Risk

In this session, delegates will have the option of choosing between the following four workshops. 

  • PSD2
  • API strategy
  • Customer communications
  • Security and risk

Each workshop will run for an hour and will be facilitated by dedicated subject matter experts. Places on each workshop are limited, so make sure you reserve your slot!


Workshop One: Trust, ease and Open Banking

Facilitated by Frontier Economics

Antti Lemberg, Head of Financial Services, Frontier Economics

Open Banking could pave the way for innovative, new services to emerge and digital disruptors to enter the market. But will customers really trust digital entrants with their financial data? And will customers really have faith in their current banks to offer user-friendly services to help them find the best deal?

Facilitated by Antti Lemberg, the workshop will reveal the results of new research exploring customers’ implicit associations around trust and ease and debate how banks, Tech Giants, FinTechs and regulators can improve chances of success.


Workshop Two: Your API strategy under a microscope

Facilitated by solarisBank

Jörg Diewald, Chief Commercial Officer, solarisBank

Rinse Jacobs, Head of Strategic Partnerships, solarisBank

What makes an effective open API strategy? This workshop will help delegates figure out the key components that must be considered if open banking is to be made a success.


Workshop Three: The battle for customer loyalty

Facilitated by The Collinson Group

Anthony Borgman, Head of European Business Development, Collinson Group

Customer expectations of every brand they interact with are skyrocketing and banks will no longer be able to get away by simply providing mediocre experiences. But what exactly does loyalty mean, and how can you measure it?

A recent report showed that in France alone, 85 per cent of consumers are happy to trade personal data for a better shopping experience. With banks experiencing one of the highest basket abandonment rates of any industry, now is the time to finally take advantage of available data to curate truly value-added, contextual experiences to increase conversion rates and boost brand loyalty to your bank.

In this workshop, drawing on recent research, representatives from The Collinson Group will teach delegates how to draw on a variety of data sources to build bespoke loyalty programmes to further reward and enhance customers’ experiences.


Workshop Four: Creating a culture of agility

Facilitated by Gallup

Katayoun Rezaiamiri, Managing Partner, Gallup

Jeremie Brecheisen, Partner, Gallup

Does your bank have the right mindset, tools and processes to respond quickly to business needs and adapt to the evolving demands of digital banking? According to a 2018 Gallup study, only one in six employees in France, Germany, Spain and the UK considers their companies “agile”, having the ability to respond quickly to customer and business demands. How do you think your bank registers on Gallup’s agility index?

In this high-impact, interactive workshop, Gallup with guide you along the path to a culture of agility by sharing insights and best practices that will improve your bank’s agility exponentially.

Session Four: Mobile payments transformation
Breaking new ground in mobile payments

• Identifying and overcoming the hurdles to seamless in-app payments
• Bringing mobile payments to retail stores: a new era of collaboration across the industry
• A spotlight on fraud: mobile vulnerabilities from phishing attacks to push payment scams

Joanna Erdman, Director, Strategic Projects, mBank


The world’s top 3 cybercrime and online fraud hotspots

Bringing us on to the subject of malware and cyber-attacks, buguroo finds that banks typically view cybercriminals as a totally unknown, uniform entity. To figure out who might be behind malware and cyber-attacks, buguroo will share how cyber-attackers develop computer viruses, how processes are adopted to implement cyber attack campaigns and the typical targets who are most at risk.

Pablo de la Riva, Founder and CEO, buguroo

Spotlight on fraud | Maintaining security and fighting crime in a connected world

As the UK’s fastest growing, digital-only retail bank, Monzo faces challenges around security and financial crime every day. In this session, Natasha Vernier will share how Monzo takes advantage of being a digital challenger to its advantage, enabling quick and efficient signups, sharing knowledge as much as possible and using in-house technology to identify and prevent crime

Natasha Vernier, Head of Financial Crime, Monzo

Session Five: A view from Big Tech
Champagne keynote address
Welcome to the era of social payments

Laura McCracken, Head of Financial Services & Payments Partnerships, Europe, Facebook

Offsite drinks reception
End of Day 2 and start of drinks reception hosted in Zen Market at the Estadio Santiago Bernabéu


Continue scrolling to check out the great content we have lined up for you on Day 3!


Join us for a legendary drinks reception at Zen Market, in the world famous Bernabéu Stadium! Relax and have a drink with your peers in the home of Real Madrid.

Zen Market, the largest luxury Asian restaurant in Europe, is a project of the team of Roger Chen, an experienced and successful Asian restaurateur in Madrid, and it is sure to impress everyone.

Your ticket to MoneyLIVE Spring gives you access to this unforgettable event – don’t miss out on your chance to be a part of this epic drinks reception at the Bernabéu Stadium!

Day 3

Chair’s opening remarks

Elina Mattila, Executive Director, Mobey Forum

Session Six: Payments in a connected world
Goodbye cash and cards: hello wearables

Damien Dion, Business Development Director EMEA, Fitbit


The Internet of Payments: exploring the opportunities of IoT

• Watches, rings and things: assessing the success of wearable devices so far
• Implementing IoT at scale: identifying and overcoming the challenges
• How can new data from IoT enabled devices be used to improve payments experiences?

Perttu Kröger, Director – New Digital Commerce and Payments, OP Financial Group


Case study | Stocard – Redefining everyday shopping experiences

Björn Goß, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Stocard

Session Seven: Think Tanks

In this session, delegates will have the option of choosing between two interactive Think Tanks:

• What can the financial services industry do to make open banking a success?
• How can banks avoid being supplanted by Big Tech as the primary suppliers of FS and payments?

Each Think Tank will feature a 15-minute presentation before delegates break into mini-groups to share ideas and create solutions to the most pressing issues facing the banking and payments industries today. Each mini-group Think Tank will be moderated by a series of hand-picked subject matter experts, who will then share findings with the room in a panel discussion.

Open APIs Think Tank: What can the financial services industry do to make open banking a success?

In this Think Tank, delegates will have a chance to pool their ideas and knowledge together to explore how open APIs can help the banking industry continue to succeed. Share your knowledge and learn from others’ best practice in this high-intensity, interactive session.

Open APIs: the key to the industry’s longevity?

Eduardo Fernandez González, Managing Director, CTO Digital Architecture, Santander Global Tech


Think Tank discussions

Break into mini-groups to discuss the following subjects with the help of moderators:
• Defining success: what does this mean in open banking?
• What is hindering banks from making open banking a success?
• Surviving in an increasingly competitive landscape: how open APIs can help financial services institutions retain the top spot
• Looking into the crystal ball: how will open APIs reshape the banking industry in the next 5 years?


Think Tank moderator feeback


Eduardo Fernandez González, Managing Director, CTO Digital Architecture, Santander Global Tech




Big Tech Think Tank: How can banks avoid being supplanted by Big Tech as the primary suppliers of FS and payments?

At MoneyLIVE, we know that you’re keeping an eye on Big Tech and their supposed ambitions in financial services. In this Think Tank, delegates will have a chance to create solutions to counter the threat of players like Amazon and Tencent. Get your creative juices flowing in this high-intensity, interactive session.


A wake-up call: the threat of Big Tech

Javier González Dominguez, Digital Innovation and Big Data Director, EVO Banco


Think Tank discussions

Break into mini-groups to discuss the following subjects with the help of moderators:
• Understanding the current landscape: what developments is Big Tech making payments and banking?
• What do banks and payments providers have to prioritise to ready themselves for competition with Big Tech?
• Putting your money where your mouth is: what new technologies are worthy of investment?
• Looking into the crystal ball: what might the banking and payments landscape look like in the next 5 years?


Think Tank moderator feedback


Javier González Dominguez, Digital Innovation and Big Data Director, EVO Banco

Session Eight: Accelerating payments
Harmonising instant payments across the ecosystem

• A pan-European instant payment scheme: preparing banks, acquirers and card issuers
• Overcoming legacy challenges: facing the technical demands of instant payments processing
• Turning to the FinTechs: how can third-parties help aid the implementation of SEPA?
• Global settlement: how can banks achieve cross-border interoperability of the RTP scheme?
• A spotlight on fraud: which new technologies can be deployed to detect fraud in real-time?

Christian Schaefer, Global Head of Payments, Deutsche Bank


Closing keynote address | Transparent and trustworthy: a new era of cross-border payments

Simple problems need simple solutions, and for TransferWise, borderless payments mean that money doesn’t technically move across borders. Confused? In this keynote address, Arunan Tharmarajah will reveal how the simple model of ‘collecting’ currencies and transparent, affordable fees has more than 3 million users in 56 countries and counting hooked.

Arunan Tharmarajah, Head of European Banking, TransferWise

Closing remarks
Chair’s closing remarks and end of MoneyLIVE Spring 2019

Elina Mattila, Executive Director, Mobey Forum

MoneyLIVE: Cards & Payments is a part of MoneyLIVE Spring 2019.

Championing innovation in banking and payments