Partnering for High-Tech Innovation in Finance
Although times may be uncertain, one thing remains true. There’s a simple power in people coming together.
EPFL Innovation Park and Innosuisse bring you Tech4Growth Finance workshop series on August 25th, September 1st and September 2nd, 2022 with a great lineup of speakers and decision makers, connecting start-up founders, corporate innovators as well as academic professors to learn about collaboration models and best practices.
Join the leaders from the Swiss FinTech ecosystem for 2 content packed days where you can hear from key players to share their experience about how to build win-win Start-up-Corporate partnerships to address challenges in digital transformation, personalized banking, regulatory compliance and digital asset management, and to drive the global financial industry forwards.
Whether you are an executive in a bank, a trading company, a founder of fintech start-up or cutting-edge tech player, come and join the Tech4Growth Finance workshop series, where you will build strong business network, learn from your peers, identify new opportunities of innovation, and walk away with suggestions and approaches for your next partnership plan.
This series focuses on the innovation in finance and will cover the following topics of AI, Opening Banking, CBDCs , DeFi, Embedded Finance, Fraud, AML, digital transformation and more!
This workshops series is for high tech start-up founders, corporate senior executives and university professors and senior scientists active in the finance sector to ensure meaningful collaboration and exchanges. Seats are limited and priority access will be given to the mentioned profiles.
The online pre-section is complimentary and you can attend a single or several sessions. The 2-day physical session at EPFL Innovation Park will be available at a small fee to cover catering. Reserve your spot now!
Co-Founder & Managing Director at Descartes Finance, Adriano has been active as an entrepreneur in the financial services sector since 2009. Previously, he held senior positions at UBS and Credits Suisse in Switzerland and abroad. The Swiss business magazine “Bilanz” chose him among the top 100 Swiss bankers.
CTO of Swissquote Bank, Alexandru has over 20 years of experience in Swiss financial sector
Christine is Member of the Executive Board at additiv, additiv is a global financial technology provider.
Additionally she serves on Advisory Board of Meridian Foundation, Advisory Board of Redesigning Financial Services and Board Member of Bitcoin Capital
Thomas holds a Master’s degree from the University of St. Gallen and a PhD from the University of Lausanne. He founded several companies and has broad experience as CEO and board member of various companies in the financial industry. He is currently engaged in FinTech and Investment Management research at the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts. Key areas of focus include the application of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Decentralized Finance (DeFi) and Quantum Computing in financial markets. He also implements this with his company AVACO.
Sandra is Co-founder and CEO of Futurae Technologies AG that is focusing on cybersecurity that is improving the customer experience via AI and sound sensors. Sandra is an entrepreneur who worked in the IT space for many years. Sandra is a passionate ecosystem builder.
Tonia and her team are on a mission to transform the way people think about money and investing. UMushroom strives to help our users develop their investment knowledge by enabling intuitive decision making and providing financial information in an easy-to-digest way for everyone, regardless of financial education level. We help our private and institutional clients navigate the information jungle with a top-notch search engine alongside our comprehensive investment universe.
Manfred is a business economist/Executive MBA by education with 20+ years of professional experience, mainly in the international IT outsourcing/services & software/platform solutions business with a main focus on go-to-market strategy for growth & scalability, sales/key account management, new business/market development, consultative selling, marketing and buildup/leadership of high-performance sales teams in a global, multicultural environment, mainly towards the banking, financial services & insurance industry.
As partner of Bär & Karrer Nora focuses on organizational and strategy consulting for legal and compliance departments. With her team, she supports the implementation of appropriate measures and supports projects in all legal management topics. In particular, she and her team focus on the textual and visual simplification of legal documents, with special attention to client needs. As former Group General Counsel of Swiss Federal Railways, Nora has broad experience in organizing and managing in-house departments and has repeatedly been awarded in international rankings. She regularly lectures in Switzerland and abroad on various topics of legal management.
Nicolas is the founder and CEO of Kalexius, a premier provider of managed legal services with operations in the US, Europe, Israel and Mauritius.
Kalexius combine legal expertise and project management for a holistic approach to high-end, high-volume legal work. We work with a mix of lawyers and paralegals, both onshore and offshore to provide high-quality, cost effective legal delivery to clients
Niclas Nilsson is the Founder & CEO of Capnovum, a pioneer in horizon scanning and regulatory change management consistently recognised as one of the world’s most innovative RegTech companies.
Rani Jabban Head of Treasury, Digital Assets and Financial Institutions at Arab bank (Switzerland) Ltd.
Rani is the holder of a Msc. in Economics and a graduate from Magistère Banque Finance – University Paris 2 Pantheon – Assas (1994). In 1995, Rani worked as a Forex and Treasury dealer at BFO London (Credit Agricole group) and joined Credit Agricole (Suisse) S.A as senior manager FX advisory in 2000. Since 2009, he is the Head of Treasury at Arab Bank (Switzerland) Ltd. Appointed to the Executive Committee in 2014, he is now in charge of Treasury, Trading, Digital assets, Financial Institutions and Marketing
Andreas is a passionate executive with an entrepreneurial attitude, dedicated to achieving ambitious goals. Thus empowering and motivating employees to their best performances is one of his major strengths. Naturally, values like authenticity, transparency, sustainability, and commitment are the most important drivers in his business career.
Kamil is an energetic and driven manager, passionate about technology, ever-changing technical trends and business side of the technology with proven track record of incubating capabilities/teams/processes/operating models. Leading the change, working through ambiguity, launching and scaling. Known for getting things done. Currently Head of Growth at Unit8 – Swiss based software company focused on solving customer problems with AI & Big Data. Formerly – Senior Manager within global Cisco Digtization Office/Strategy and Business Acceleration org and core member of Cisco Krakow Governance Board (over 1700 FTEs)
Maria Leistner serves as Group Chief Legal Officer, with responsibility for Compliance, and member of the Authorized Management Committee at Quintet Private Bank . Previously, Leistner was Group Managing Director & General Counsel, Global Wealth Management, at UBS. Earlier, she served for over a decade in a range of senior roles at Credit Suisse and at leading law firms in London and Paris. She is an attorney at law, admitted to the New York State Bar Association; a solicitor in England and Wales; and a member of the Chartered Institute for Securities & Investment. A co-founder of Women in Law in Switzerland, she has sponsored a wide range of initiatives to support inclusion and equal opportunity.
Serena is an experienced Managing Director with a demonstrated history of working in the banking industry. She is skilled in Business Planning, Management, Risk Management, Financial Services, and Financial Analysis. She currently works as CRO at Credit Suisse Switzerland and Global Head Treasury & Liquidity Risk
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Deputy managing Director EPFL Innovation Park
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