11-12 April 2019

Prague, Czech Republic


In recent years banks have become complex financial organizations which offer a wide variety of products and services to their customers and manage huge numbers of transactions. Using the latest technologies banks are working to develop and offer fast, convenient and modern services whilst exploring new market opportunities.

Nowadays banking sector is under constant pressure from various sources, including changes to the regulatory framework, new market participants, blockchain & crypto currencies, innovative and complicated technologies.

In FinTech era, banks have to be innovative. They have to be new, have to be fresh. People are counting on that. And every day customer expectations grow.

And that’s what makes 11th Global Banking Innovation Forum & EXPO a must-attend event for financial experts from all around the world.

The Forum will uncover the newest trends in banking, the most innovative and effective strategies for improving customer experience and optimizing internal banking processes.

World’s leading banks will share case studies of their transformational journey. Brightest minds of banking industry will be discussing the future of financial sector in Prague on 11th & 12th of April 2019.

Join us at this annual 2-days event with an audience of 500+ industry leaders, with strong educational program, based on world’s top banks’ case studies, various networking opportunities: formal and informal, and an EXPO with world’s most innovative existing fintech solutions presented.


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Advisory Board

Zubair Ahmed

Chief Information Officer

Emirates Islamic, UAE

Artur Dervish Derwiszynski

Member of the Scheme Management Board

European Payments Council, Belgium

Advisory Board

Letitia Seglah

Independent Expert| Blockchain and FinTech Regulation

European Commission

Monika Drobna

Innovation Head

Komerční Banka

Morten Olsen

Head of Branch Network and ATM concept and development | Retail


Marco Bosma

SVP Fintech & Innovation


Marcel Gajdos

Country Manager | Czech Republic & Slovakia


Tomasz Niewiedział

Head of Omnichannel Area

Santander Bank, Poland

Marco Bosma

SVP Fintech & Innovation


Jan Antoš

Executive Director, Brand & Strategic Innovations

Trask solutions, Czech Republic

Knut Holmen

Strategic Advisor

Independent Banking Expert

Victor Dostov


Russian Electronic Money and Remittance Association

SVP Fintech & Innovation

St.Petersburg State University

Srdjan Novakovic

Head of Digital Banking Group Competence Centre

Addiko Bank

Joris Driest

Product Owner Internet Banking

ABN Amro Bank, The Netherlands

Nadish Lad

Head of payments Product

Volante Technologies, Inc, UK

Usman Sheikh

Director of Design & Experimentation

Barclaycard, UK

Martin Sladecek, PhD

Chapter Lead of Open Banking, Research & UX Testing

Komerční Banka, Czech Republic

Jan Macek

Vice President Consulting Services, Global Leader of Anti Financial Crime Solutions and Financial Sector in CSEE

CGI, Czech Republic

Pierre-Nicolas Patouillard

Head of Innovation, Fintechs and new business models


Peter Theunis

Managing Director Europe

BPC, Switzerland

Michal Vodrážka

Director, Payments Regulation and Financial Innovations Division

Czech National Bank

Ivan Bekarovski


Arbes Technologies

Alexandra Karpova


Crypto PR Lab, USA

Torsten Strass

President, Central and Eastern Europe Operations

CGI, Germany

Chris Scheuermann

Head of Partnerships

figo GmbH, Germany

Jan Herian

Business Development Manager

ApPello, Hungary

Dr. Benjamin Wellstein

Managing Partner Banking CEE

Simon-Kucher & Partners, Germany

Valeriy Rykhlov

Global Head of Pre-Sales – Fraud Prevention

Kaspersky Fraud Prevention, Russia

Anil Nayak

Blockchain Advisor

Allied Irish Banks, Ireland

Luka Milinković

Senior IS Auditor

NLB Bank Belgrade, Serbia

Tamas Josvai

Director, Industry Solutions, Financial Services

Microsoft Central and Eastern Europe

Tomas Prochazka

VP of Products

Tink, Sweden

Rubén Nieto

Head of Innovation

Allfunds Bank S.A.U., Spain

Dan McLoughlin

Senior Technical Account Manager

OneSpan, UK

Jan-Christopher Gärtner

PMM Cloud Services EMEA

Citrix Systems, Germany

Richard Podpiera

Executive Director, Group Segment Management – Retail

ČSOB, Czech Republic

Sophocles Ioannou

Regional Manager – Mediterranean & Levant

OpenWay Group, Belgium

Luc Haldimann


Unblu Inc, Switzerland

Daniel Holmes

Principle Banking Solutions Consultant

Threatmetrix, UK

Jan Hruška

Head of Cards and Product owner

MONETA Money Bank, Czech Republic

Alfonso Ayuso

Subdirector General – Chief Innovation Officer

Banco Sabadell, Spain

Jakub Vencl

Strategist Financial Services

Microsoft, Czech Republic

Vít Pumprla

Partner and Managing Director

BCG, Czech Republic

Marco Di Luzio

Head of Marketing

InfoCert, Italy

Marianna Janssen

Marianna Janssen

Senior Banking & Payments Expert, EMEA

SWIFT, Belgium

Pieter Van Tienen

Strategic Sales Director of EMEA

Emailage, UK



“Professional speakers with well structured agenda, clear and interesting presentations.  Presented banking experiences, customer-focused business models, innovative ideas and solutions”.
— Head of sales performance department, Vojudovdanska Banka, Serbia

“Very interesting and innovative experience!”
— Chief Architect, Rosbank

“A great opportunity to meet the industry experts and get inspirational thoughts!”
— Digital product manager, Innovation at Erste Bank

“Great experience! In order to meet with professionals from industry, a lot of networking opportunities. Great topics”
— Strategy Manager, Akbank

“Excellent presentation and great speakers. Good flow and organization of the event”.
— Head of Digital Strategy, BCR

“Totally satisfied with the event! Professionally organized, interesting topics, useful meetings and contacts!”
— Product innovation manager, ERGO International AG

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