FinTechStage Madrid

12 December, 2017

FinTechStage is coming to Madrid this December and we want you to join our tribe.

Join us for an immersive, one day conference focused on uncovering opportunities for profit from the latest in fintech innovation.

We’re connecting world leading experts with the Madrid financial services community to explore, challenge and solve around the topics of Artificial Intelligence, unbundling, privacy, regulation and challenger banks.

Reasons to Register:

  • Get insight into the latest trends from world leading experts
  • Learn how to cash in on the disruption today
  • Connect with your local fintech ecosystem

Join the tribe today!


AI in Financial Services (Robo-everything, Deep-learning, Machine-learning)
AI is already present in our everyday financial services interactions in a variety of ways. It supports conversational interfaces – both to engage with customers (chatbots, Alexa skills) as well as specialist tools (Kensho). It allows personalisation – using some machine learning, data and interfaces to offer a unique customer experience. It also helps automation – KYC, Compliance, fraud, robo. What else is in store short-term?

Unbundling and Rebundling in Financial Services (PSD2, APIs, PSD3)
A reconfiguration of the banking value chain is in full swing. There is rampant commoditization of not only products, but also of infrastructure. What is the state of play today? What will ultimately become the basis for differentiation in a commoditized world? Are banking marketplaces the future?

Privacy: the New Frontier (GDPR)
Privacy regulation has been, and still is, the source of much attention and significant cost in the financial services industry. New regulations in the pipeline are intended to protect individuals and allow them to take control of their digital personas. But do they? Are they only hygiene measures or do they form a true differentiator for customers? How differently is privacy perceived in different cultures? Are Spanish customers more or less concerned?

Do Challenger Banks really Challenge?
Some would say that challenger banks are not that different from established institutions nor very “challenging” in nature. They would also say that they have not changed the fundamentals of banking sufficiently to form a differentiated and sustainable value proposition. Have they? What is their secret sauce? Are they fundamentally “changing” banking? Will they be able to attract sufficient market share to become viable?

Regulators as Innovators
Regulators have, traditionally, been more concerned with safeguarding the financial system than with fostering innovation. However, we have seen obvious signs of their changing role in recent years as they have pushed regulation that lowers barriers to entry and increases competition. Furthermore, many are now busy lifting obvious regulatory obstacles to innovation and launching sandboxes. But, are regulators engaging the private sector enough? What should the role of regulators be in innovation?



08:30 – 09:30

Welcome and Intro

09:30 – 09:45

Matteo Rizzi

Co-Founder, FinTechStage

Lazaro Campos

Co-Founder, FinTechStage

AI in Financial Services


09:45 – 10:10

David Sosna

CEO, Personetics

AI in Financial Services

Panel debate and table discussion

10:10 – 11:00

Erik Brieva

CEO, Strands

Gustavo Vinacua

CEO of Trust·u @ BBVA

Serena Torrielli

CEO, Advise Only

Moderated by

Lazaro Campos

Co-Founder, FinTechStage

Coffee Break

11:00 – 11:30

Investing in Spanish FinTech


11:30 – 12:20

Jesús Pérez

CEO, FinTech Ventures

François Derbaix

CEO, Indexa Capital

José Martin Cabiedes

Managing Partner, Cabiedes & Partners

Moderated by

Matteo Rizzi

Co-Founder, FinTechStage



12:20 – 12:30

Julio Faura

President, Alastria

Regulators as Innovators

Panel debate and table discussion

12:30 – 13:30

Dan Morgan

FinTech Specialist, UK Department for International Trade

Pablo Urbiola

Senior Economist, Digital Regulation, BBVA Research

Pilar Claveria

Operations and Procedures Advisor, Spanish Banking Association

Moderated by

Ghela Boskovich

Head of FinTech and RegTech Partnerships, StartupBootcamp


13:30 – 14:30

FinTech Bubble over? What’s next?

In Conversation with…

14:30 – 15:00

Mariano Belinky

Managing Partner, Santander Innoventures

Moderated by

Matteo Rizzi

Co-Founder, FinTechStage

Do Challenger Banks really Challenge?

Oxford debate

15:00 – 16:00

Pablo Viguera

General Manager, Revolut

Shachar Bialik

Founder & CEO, Curve

Maria Jose Jorda

Digital Innovation Officer, BBVA

Moderated by

Lazaro Campos

Co-Founder, FinTechStage

Coffee Break

16:00 – 16:30

Unbundling and Rebundling in Financial Services

Panel debate

16:30 – 17:20

Arturo Gonzalez Mac Dowell

CEO and Founder, Eurobits

Adam Moulson

Chief Customer Officer, Form3 Financial Cloud

Alberto Navarro

CEO, Self Bank

Moderated by

Matteo Rizzi

Co-founder, FinTechStage


17:20 – 17:40


Eurostars Madrid Tower, Paseo de la Castellana 259-B, 28046 Madrid, Spain

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About FinTechStage

FinTechStage engages incumbents, investors, entrepreneurs, technology partners and regulators to build trusted and enabling FinTech tribes around the world.

Our unconventional and ever changing conference format ensures every participant is fully engaged. We spark discussion and debate, encourage lateral thinking and drive the co-creation necessary for successful innovation in financial services.

Founded by FinTech pioneers Mariela Atanassova, Lazaro Campos and Matteo Rizzi, FinTechStage combines the latest in thought leadership with real world opportunities to help financial services ecosystems cash in on disruption now.

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