Financial Services - Top Speakers & Sessions

October 17, 2019 | Celen Ebru Paytoncular


Hear from our top six speakers in the Financial Services industry at this year's European Women in Technology conference, with speakers from Monzo, Western Union Business Solutions, and Nordea.

The financial services industry is leading the way in terms of embracing disruption both on a digital and structural level. Whether you are from a multinational banking company or an innovative FinTech start-up, financial services companies are pioneering ways to adapt to emerging customer requirements whilst ensuring that their products are safe, resilient and constantly evolving.

The financial services industry is undergoing drastic digital transformation, with the increasing demand for mobile banking, mobile pay and mobile apps. Mobile pay applications, such as Apple Pay and Yoyo, are expected to become more widely accepted in brick and mortar stores. Honda have already introduced 'Honda Dream Drive', allowing drivers to use voice-control and mobile technology to buy petrol, order food or enjoy integrated entertainment systems. And banks must now compete with third-party financial service providers, such as lenders, financial managers or simple financial budgeting apps, such as Cleo. 

How can traditional banks and financial services keep up with this demand? We've listed our top six speakers in the industry and the sessions they will be holding at this year's European Women in Technology conference below:

Top 6 Speakers:

Karen Penney

Karen Penney-2Vice President of Payment Products @ Western Union Business Solutions

Session: Diversity & Inclusion Quotes - Help or Hinderance? 

Amy Dicketts

Amy Dicketts-1Product Manager @ Monzo

Session: People-Centered Product - How to Understand (and Deliver) What Users Really Need

Ulrika Claesson

Ulrika Claesson-1Strategic Partner in Open Banking @ Nordea

Session: Discovering the Potential of Open Banking with Developer-Centric Design

Sabina-Laura Tanase

Sabina Tanase-1Senior Analyst in Quant and Valuation Team @ Nykredit Bank

Session: Changing IT Culture in the Aftermath of the Financial Crisis 


Diana Paredes

dianaparedesCEO and Co-Founder @ Suade

Session: Demystifying How to Successfully Fund Your Startup


Francesca Hampton

francescahamptonCFO @ Cynergy Bank

Session: Finding 'The One' - Your Ideal Mentor


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