Five speakers not to miss at Paris Fintech Forum 2020

By Amber Donovan-Stevens
The Paris Fintech Forum is just days away. FinTech Magazine shares its five favourites for the keynotes at the Paris FinTech Forum 2020 The Paris Fin...

The Paris Fintech Forum is just days away. FinTech Magazine shares its five favourites for the keynotes at the Paris FinTech Forum 2020 

The Paris Fintech Forum is days away and with over 250 speakers across 7 stages, you’re spoilt for choice. FinTech Magazine shares our five favourites due to speak at the event.

1. Kathryn Petralia - Kabbage 

When Tuesday 28th 10:15AM-10:40AM

Where Stage one

[image: Kathryn Petralia and Rob Frohwei, Kabbage]

Kathryn Petralia is the President and cofounder of global financial service for small businesses,  Kabbage, and is a FinTech favourite for the Paris Fintech Forum. Petralia has launched a number of successful startups, served as Vice President of Strategy for Revolution Money and was named one of Forbes’ 2017 World’s Most Powerful Women. 

Petralia will be speaking alongside Philippe Gelis, CEO and co-Founder, Kantox and CEO of the Paris Fintech Forum, Laurent Nizri, on “Working with a bank, let’s speak the truth: the fintech Point of View.”

For more about Kabbage, take a look at our profile from 2019.

2. Anne Boden - Starling 

When Wednesday 29th 10:35AM-11:15AM 

Where Stage one

Anne Boden, CEO, Starling Bank, is a FinTech favourite and one of the most prominent names across the challenger banks Today. Boden is considered an unusual individual in fintech as her career is grounded in 30 years of traditional banking, but took a shift in recent years as she began to look at technology and how it might transform the industry.

Boden, who founded Starling in 2014, will be a keynote speaker at this year’s event, discussing banking, regulation and security in an open world. She will be giving the talk alongside Frédéric Oudéa, President of the European Banking Federation, José Manuel Campa, the Chairperson of the European Banking Authority (EBA) and CEO of the Paris Fintech Forum, Laurent Nizri.

For more about Starling Bank, take a look at our profile on the bank from 2019.

3. Nik Storonsky - Revolut 

When Tuesday 28th 10:35AM-11:15AM 

Where Stage one

Nik Storonsky is something of a fintech celebrity, and his one-on-one interview with CEO of the Paris Fintech Forum, Laurent Nizri, is not to be missed. Storonsky founded UK company Revolut in 2015 as a way to combat foreign exchange transaction fees and as of April last year the fintech was worth US$1.7bn.

For more about Revolut, take a look at our profile on the bank from 2019.


4. Yoni Assia - eToro


When Tuesday 28th 9:50AM-10:30AM 

Where Stage three


When Tuesday 28th 4:50PM-5:40PM

Where Stage one

Yoni Assia is the CEO of the world’s largest social investment network, eToro. As social media becomes even more embedded into our daily lives, Assia’s innovation during the social revolution places him as a FinTech must-see at the Summit. There will be two opportunities to see him.

In the morning he will be discussing the topic “What would we need to change in European regulation to foster innovation & growth in the financial services?” joining him is: Joan Burkovic, CEO & Co-founder, Bridge, Diana Paredes, CEO & Co-founder, Suade Labs, and Wim Mijs of the European Banking Federation. Alessandro Hatami, managing partner, Pacemakers,  will moderate the event.

In the afternoon he will discuss Blockchain and digital assets with Elizabeth Rossiello , AZA Finance, Eva Kaili , member, European Parliament, Roland Folz , CEO, solarisBank, Martin Kassing, CEO, Upvest. Oliver Bussmann, CEO, Bussmann Advisory will moderate the event. 

5. Lisa Frazier - Wells Fargo

When Wednesday 29th 4:20PM-5:00PM

Where Stage one

Lisa Frazier is the head of Wells Fargo’s Innovation Group, an enterprise-wide organisation at the forefront of fintech innovation, specialising in Artificial Intelligence (AI), Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), research and development (R&D). Needless to say, we are sure she will have an interesting thing or two to say! 

She will be discussing corporate innovation in the finance industry with Arnaud Caudoux , Deputy CEO, BPIFrance (France). Mark Bloom , CTO, Aegon and  Ramin Niroumand, COE, Finleap. Moderating the event is Elliott Gotkine, CEO of Elliott Gotkine.

For information on the event, check out our flash guide. For where to find the stages on the day, check out the Forum map.

For more information on all topics for FinTech, please take a look at the latest edition of FinTech magazine.

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