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The most relevant, hyper-connected, entertaining, tech-savvy and inspiring FinTech event

FinTechStage is a conference with an unconventional format that brings together a unique network of innovators obsessed with driving entrepreneurship and investment in FinTech.
The goal is to connect three communities: FinTech startups, investors, and financial institutions and to deliver content and networking specifically designed to their needs.
FinTechStage was born in 2015 and is now an awesome international network of speakers combined with an incredible depth of the dialogue, engaging financial institutions, startups, venture capitalists and technology partners.

We love to partner with eco-systems to help building a trusted and enabling FinTech community, through different type of engagements, covering as well the InsurTech and the RegTech space, and in all technology dimensions.
FinTechStage brings the perfect combination of an exhaustive knowledge of financial services, an unrivalled network of expertise and the reach to the startup world.
In one sentence, whether we talk to a financial institution, an organisation, an Eco-system or a country: We help the building of FinTech tribes.

Matteo Rizzi - FintechStage

Matteo Rizzi

FOUNDER

Matteo is a polyglot executive (Italian, English, French and Spanish) with 20+ years of experience in technology and financial services.
In his 13 years at SWIFT, the global financial cooperative, Matteo covered various positions in sales and global account relationship, and in 2007 he founded swiftcommunity.net, the communication platform 2.0 to foster interactive dialogue in the SWIFT financial community.
In 2008 he co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of the cooperative. Soon after he launched the Innotribe Startup challenge, the first global challenge for fintech entrepreneurs, as well as the Enablers group, a cross-industry group mentoring Innotribe and SWIFT on strategy and financial trends.
In 2013, Matteo became a Partner in SBT Venture Capital, one of the first funds (100 m USD) solely dedicated to Series A FinTech investment.
SBT Venture Capital has made some ten investments in promising start-ups to date.
Financial News has nominated Matteo as one of the 40 most influential fintech executives in Europe, and Bank Innovation (US publication) named him in the “30 Innovators to watch in 2014, shaping the industry”.
Matteo holds a University degree in Computer Science (University of Genova) and a Post-graduate in Financial Transactions (Solvay Business School).
Passionate about business and social networks, he created in 2003 the world largest Italian expat portal, called italiansonline.net.

Lazaro Campos - FintechStage

Lazaro Campos

FOUNDER

Lázaro Campos is a management advisor and board member in digital payment ventures. He counsels start-up companies and consults for financial institutions worldwide in support of their innovation agendas.
He is a Non-Exec Director of miiCard Ltd (a start-up offering digital trust and online identity verification based on bank-account data), and a member of the Advisory Board of Payoneer Inc (an industry-leading B2B payment platform). He is also a Senior Executive Advisor for Booz Allen Hamilton’s international Financial Services practice involved in a variety of innovative digital payment projects, and a member of the Board Financial Crime Risk Committee of Standard Chartered Bank.
In 2014, he was appointed member of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Digital Financial Services (DFS) Platform Enablers group in support of financial inclusion for the poor.
Lázaro served as the Chief Executive Officer of SWIFT, the global banking network, from April 2007 until July 2012 where he defined and led an aggressive strategy to re-position the company as a commercially driven, customer centric and efficient cooperative. He also launched an ambitious innovation program that positioned company as catalyst for innovation in the industry (Innotribe.com). Prior to that he held diverse management positions at SWIFT including Business Development EVP and Marketing EVP among others. Before SWIFT, he served in the international division of Banc Agricola, and worked for Toyota Motors.
Lázaro has been rated as one of the 100 most influential people in Finance by Treasury&Risk, and included in Institutional Investors’ Tech 50 disrupters in technology and finance.
Lázaro is Spanish, married and father of three children. He is a motorcycling enthusiast, skiing and sailing aficionado, avid reader and an aspiring cook.