23 June 2015 WTC Barcelona


June 23 2015


08:00 – 09:00


09:00 – 09:15

Matteo Rizzi

Co-Founder, FinTechStage

Lázaro Campos

Co-Founder, FinTechStage

It’s Time To Talk About Data


09:15 – 09:45

JP Rangaswami

Chief Data Officer, Deutsche Bank @jobsworth

The FinTech Global Picture

09:45 – 10:00

Samad Masood

Open Innovation Lead, UK & Ireland / FinTech Innovation Lab London, Programme Director at Accenture @BadMoodMasood

Local Versus Global Ecosystem


This session will feature different stakeholders representing both local and global FinTech innovation initiatives who will decipher if there is a recipe for a healthy FinTech environment.

10:00 – 11:00

Gustavo Vinacua

Innovation Center Director, BBVA @gvinacua

Patrick Meisberger

Managing Director at CommerzVentures

Piercarlo Gera

Accenture Strategy (Banking), Senior Managing Director @piercarlo_gera

Mariano Belinky

Managing Director, Santander Inno Ventures @belimad

Mircea Mihaescu

Partner, SBT Venture Capital @MirceaMihaescu


11:00 – 11:30

In Conversation With Insurance

An investor, a very well funded and successful startup and a global insurance player that enters the funding arena will be invited on stage to share insights. Is insurance an opportunity for disrupting startups, even though it is only emerging?

11:30 – 12:30

Yann Ranchere

Director, Anthemis Group @tek_fin

Ruth Foxe Blader

Strategic Investor, Fintech, Allianz Digital Corporate Ventures

Josep Celaya

Chief Innovation Officer, Mapfre @Josep08023

Moderated by

Lázaro Campos

Co-Founder, FinTechStage

Oxford Debate – Innovation In Banking: REALLY Happening?

This debate will feature speakers with two very different perspectives: ex and current bankers, solid researchers with a global view and a very vocal moderator specialized in innovation in banking. What is the role of banks, and specifically their corporate venture funds? Are banks driven by FOMO (fear of missing out) or really caring? How long before we see some real disruption, where will it come from and which areas will it affect first?

12:30 – 13:30

Alessandro Hatami

Co-Founder, The Pacemakers @ahatami

Sam Ghiotti

Partner, Anthemis @anthemis

David Brear

Chief Thinker, Think Different Group @davidbrear

Roberto Ferrari

General Manager, CheBanca!

Duena Blomstorm

FinTech and Digital Experience Specialist, Duena Blomstorm Consulting @DuenaBlomstrom

Julio Faura

Head of Research, Development and Innovation Banco Santander

Moderated by

Matteo Rizzi

Co-Founder, FinTechStage

Lunch, Networking and Exhibition

13:30 – 15:00

Startup Pitches

15:00 – 15:30

A selection of growth stage startups relevant to the FinTech scene will be invited on stage to pitch together with their investor.

Oxford Debate – Who Will Really Disrupt Payments?

Payments is by far the space with the highest number of startups and capital invested, in FinTech.
The contestants in this debate will argue two alternative views of how payments can be disrupted in the short run:
– on one side cleverly optimizing what’s there but staying within the same technological paradigms
– on the other side completely reinventing the technology and replacing it with blockchain, distributed ledgers or other not yet invented clever cryptography. Which one will be the disruptor not in 20 years, but 5 -10 years from now?

15:30 – 16:30

Pascal Bouvier

Venture Partner, Santander Innoventures

Reinier Musters

Founding Partner, Orange Growth Capital @reiniermusters

Dan Marovitz

President of Europe, Earthport

James Varga

CEO, The ID Co.

Moderated by

Leda Glyptis

Global Markets Director, Sapient

The Myth of Innovation

16:30 – 16:45

Peter Vanderauwera

Co-Founder, Innotribe @petervan

Startup Pitches

16:45 – 17:15

A selection of growth stage startups relevant to the FinTech scene will be invited on stage to pitch together with their investor.

Insights From The Scribe

Lazaro Campos will invite Mariela Atanassova, the official facilitator and scribe of the show, on stage and she will walk you through the key findings of the event.

17:15 – 17:30

Lázaro Campos

Co-Founder, FinTechStage

Mariela Atanassova

Facilitator, owner, Group Flow


17:30 – 18:30

We will only reveal what happens in this time-frame during the event itself. So feel free to get anxious about it, it is going to be fun and insightful!

Cocktail and Networking


Everyone is expected to stay around after the conference has concluded to get a chance to interact with the panelists they liked best and with other peers from the industry.


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