Fintech Futures: unlocking the advantages of open banking

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15 February 2017
6 - 9:30 pm
Brussels Campus
Professionals & executives

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Looking for an update on today’s challenges in financial services? With FinTech Futures we share new, independent and impactful views on technology, regulation & user experience. Experience future scenarios first hand, get a grip on today’s buzzwords, participate in our fintech network, free of charge! 

Today’s topic: In 2017 banks can build on personal data insights that were never available before. Over the next 12 to 36 months, we expect digital banking API platforms launched by the majority of banks. Will this affect loyalty, analytics and customer communication management? Could this imply lower costs, automated processes, and differentiated service levels? In the 2nd FinTech Futures event, we discuss how to unlock the advantages of open banking for both start-ups and incumbent organizations.

The programme:

6:00 pm     Welcome drink and sandwiches
6:30 pm     Unlocking the advantages of PSD2 by Silvia Kersemakers (European Commission)
7:15 pm     Panel discussion led by prof. Bjorn Cumps
8:30 pm     Networking drink in Vlerick lounge

Silvia Kersemakers - European Commission

Silvia Kersemakers, European Commission, DG FISMA

“Regulation and financial innovation: not each other’s enemy.”

Silvia Kersemakers is expert in large scale projects on secure information exchange across the European Union. She has been closely involved in the preparation of the Commission proposal for the revised Payment Services Directive (PSD2) and the negotiations on the final text which was adopted end 2015. Currently, she is involved in the so called “Level 2” measures which are being developed by the European Banking Authority under PSD2 in the area of payment security and supervision, for endorsement by the European Commission.

Meaghan Johnson - 11:FS

Meaghan Johnson, 11:FS

“Fundamentally what does a bank these days need to be good at and what can they allow others to be good at for them?”

Meaghan Johnson is Director of Research and co-founder at 11:FS. Having provided competitor intelligence and benchmarking research for dozens of global financial institutions over the past five years, she lives and breathes what banks, disruptors and FinTech vendors are currently offering and how they can be improved.

Maarten Verboven - Hello bank!

Maarten Verboven, Hello bank!

“Telco’s, media, … might become competitors. Isn’t the opposite true as well? We have an excellent position to explore new markets!”

Maarten Verboven is Head of Product & Channel Management at Hello bank! Recently rewarded for the launch of the first online mortgage in Belgium, he stresses the difference between developing another app and the aim to make buying a home simple and transparent. He sees open banking as a means to offer innovative products and services to a young and dynamic community in the most seamless way possible.

Markull Lars

Lars Markull, Figo

"Smash Your Silos For Customer Experience Success => Couldn't agree more! Now is the time."

Lars is API Evangelist at figo and has joined the FinTech industry in 2012. figo is the first European Banking Service Provider and is changing the way banks and FinTech companies can build new services. At figo, Lars is responsible for the developer community, hackathons and figo's banking as a platform service.

Prof. Bjorn Cumps, Vlerick Business School

“Open Banking is the road towards financial Lego”

Passionate about banking and technology, Prof. Bjorn Cumps is specialised in financial services innovation and fintech. At Vlerick Business School he is heading the Vlerick Centre for Financial Services, initiating the FinTech Bootcamp and holding the BNP Paribas Fortis Chair on banking as a platform. He strongly believes the new digital mind-set will reshape our current financial landscape. He is fascinated by the fintech scene which brings together traditional banks, tech companies and new digital start-ups.

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