FinTech LIVE London: Meet our banking industry speakers

Meet the executives from right across the banking sector who will be taking FinTech LIVE London by storm when they take the stage from 8-9 November 2023

A diverse list of banking industry executives will speak at the upcoming FinTech LIVE London hybrid conference, which returns to the capital next week.

The two-day event, taking place from 8-9 November at the QEII Centre in Westminster, will bring together some of the brightest minds in the world of financial technology. There will be lively fireside discussions, keynote addresses and opportunities to network with like-minded professionals.

Here are some of the banking industry speakers attending this year.

Banking industry speakers at FinTech LIVE London 2023:

Matthijs van Voorst

Director of Strategic Partnerships at ABN Amro

Matthijs is Director Strategic Partnerships at ABN AMRO. In his current role he concentrates on building and realising partnerships, mainly with fintech and sustainability companies. His team is driving group-level effort to discover new revenue and business models in co-creation with partners. Prior to ABN AMRO, Matthijs held strategic and commercial positions within the asset management industry.

Jason Maude

Chief Technology Advocate at Starling Bank

Jason Maude is a coder, coach and public speaker who is currently Chief Technology Advocate at Starling Bank. He has over a decade of experience working in the financial sector, primarily in creating and delivering software. He is passionate about explaining complex technical concepts to those who are convinced that they won't be able to understand them.

Jenny Wood

Director for Strategy, Transformation and Architecture at NatWest

Jenny is Director for Strategy, Transformation and Architecture at NatWest. She joined RBS in 2016 and was, until recently, the COO for NatWest Digital X. She has a diverse background of executive experience, ranging from customer services and HR through to significant project/programme management and agile transformation. Her passion at work is removing the constraints that inhibit teams from succeeding.

Ben Maxim

Chief Digital Strategy and Innovation Officer for MSUFCU

Ben Maxim joined MSU Federal Credit Union in 2007 and currently serves as Chief Digital Strategy and Innovation Officer. He is responsible for assessing emerging business trends and technologies, providing strategic direction for existing and future digital channels, and facilitating innovation throughout the credit union including leading their innovation centre.

Joanna Pamphilis

Global Head Corporate Business Platform for UniCredit

Joanna Pamphilis is an international executive with over 20 years of experience in transformations with a track record creating success for organisations across banking, fintech, and technology. At UniCredit, she oversees a team responsible for the design and development of digital products and services aimed at corporate and retail clients.

Michael Anyfantakis

Chief Architect and Head of Product for Capital One

Michael leads the transformation of financial services organisations into agile product-led businesses, bringing together cross-functional teams to rapidly design, deliver and evolve new digital products and services, co-created with consumers and built on the cloud, making the most out of SaaS and fintech partnerships. He is now Chief Architect and Head of Product for Capital One, two decades after his first spell with the business.

Saira Khan

Head of Innovations and Partnerships at First Direct

Saira is Head of Innovations and Partnerships at First Direct. Having led the creation of innovation teams and centres in theUK, Asia and the US while building and testing data management and open banking through global hackathons, she has developed a unique vision and reputation for being a catalyst for transformation around the world.

Odelia Torteman

Global Digital Finance Specialist at IFC

Odelia is a leading fintech specialist at the forefront of digital finance and technology innovation. She has extensive experience across equity investments, technology consulting, operational management and enterprise solutions implementation. For the past three years, Odelia has been a Global Digital Finance Specialist at IFC – the private sector investment arm of the World Bank Group.

You can see a full list of speakers for this year's event, and sign up to attend, by visiting FinTech LIVE London 2023.


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Please also take a look at our upcoming virtual event, FinTech LIVE London, coming on 8-9 November 2023.


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