DEI at FinovateEurope: How are we challenging the industry?

28 Feb 2024Finovate
Progress: NaN%
Current Time 0:00
|
Duration Time 0:00

DEI at FinovateEurope: How are we challenging the industry?

28 Feb 2024Finovate
About the speakers
  • Jurgen Vandenbroucke
    Jurgen Vandenbroucke
    Managing Director at everyoneINVESTED
    Jurgen Vandenbroucke, PhD is managing director at everyoneINVESTED (the wealth tech spin-off of KBC Group), expert general manager at KBC and former head of innovation at KBC Asset Management, Belgium. everyoneINVESTED helps financial institutions to increase digital net sales in investments, without human encouragement. everyoneINVESTED wraps key expertise of applied behavioral finance in software components that make investor engagement and onboarding more effective. Jurgen is also guest lecturer at University of Antwerp, Belgium, on Financial Engineering and research associate at Edhec-Risk Institute, France, in the program “technology, big data and artificial intelligence for investment solutions”.
  • Ville Sointu
    Ville Sointu
    Head of Mobile Financial Services Solutions & Strategy at Ericsson
    Ville currently leads Ericsson’s strategy and solutions practice in Mobile Financial Services. As a 20+ year veteran in financial technology and payment space, he is an established expert in development of digital financial services. Before joining Ericsson, he was creating next generation digital services at Nordea Bank as the Head of Emerging Technologies. Ville is also a member of the European Central Bank Digital Euro Market Advisory Group since 2021. In his spare time he co-hosts the Fintech Daydreaming podcast.
  • Nadia Edwards-Dashti co-founded the Harrington Starr Group in 2010, a leading Financial Technology recruitment business with offices in London, New York and Belfast. In 18 years in the financial services technology sector, she has been responsible for helping over 2000 people find jobs and has grown from a trainee to a Chief Customer Officer. She runs the Podcast Series ‘FinTech with Nadia: The DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) Discussions’ to story tell the challenges and successes of this industry. Nadia has written a book through Palgrave Macmillan, ‘Fintech Women Walk the Talk: Moving the needle for workplace gender equality in financial Services and beyond’ and within it quotes 100+ of her podcast interviewees. Winner of Investing in Talent 2019 Awards - Most Inspirational Recruitment Leader, Innovate Finance: Women in FinTech Powerlist 2018/2019, FinTech Magazine Top 100 Women in FinTech 2022, Partner to the University of East London: Centre of FinTech
  • Katharina Lueth
    Katharina Lueth
    Chief Client Officer & Managing Director at Raisin
    As Chief Client Officer & Managing Director, Katharina Lüth is responsible for communications, operations and customer service across the entire company. She has been and is pivotal in establishing Raisin as a leader in the savings and investments space. Before becoming managing director Katharina focused on Raisin’s internationalization across the EU and UK. A sought after speaker and expert voice in the field of banking and fintech, she’s been featured in top tier German and international media and conferences. Prior to joining Raisin, Katharina spent seven years at McKinsey & Co. As a senior project manager there, she primarily advised large European universal and private banks on asset management and private banking, pricing, advisory concepts, and lean transformation. Core projects included the end-to-end transformation of a large European bank, the development of advisory concepts and strategies for a number of private banks and asset managers after the financial crisis, and the pan-European analysis of deposit products. Katharina has worked primarily in Europe but also in Latin America and Africa. She holds an MBA from IESE Business School and a BSc in international business, focusing on finance, jointly from Northeastern University in the U.S. and Reutlingen University in Germany. In her private life Katharina has two young daughters and enjoys running, yoga and traveling.
  • Marco Eijsackers
    Marco Eijsackers
    Head of CIO Office | Tech Strategy & Transformation at ING
    Marco has more than 20 years of professional experience in various roles in strategy, marketing, sales, IT and transformation. He obtained a Master in Business Administration at INSEAD and a postgraduate degree at London Business School. Throughout his career he concentrated increasingly on translating strategy into execution and driving transformation. Currently he is leading ING’s Tech strategy and transformation to establish a global scalable tech platform that enables the delivery of superior customer experiences and connects to other platforms in the ecosystem. In addition to his work at ING, he is closely associated with London Business School and Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a lecturer on strategy, digital transformation and agility and involved with several Start-ups and Charities ING ING is a pioneer in digital banking and on the forefront being one of the most innovative banks in the world. As ING we have a clear purpose that represents our conviction of people’s potential. We don’t judge, coach or tell people how to live their lives. However big or small, modest or grand, we empower people and businesses to realize their vision for a better future. We made the promise to deliver superior customer experiences by making banking frictionless, removing barriers to progress, and make people confident in their financial decisions. As a global bank we have a huge opportunity – and responsibility – to make an impact for the better. We can play a role by financing change, sharing knowledge, and innovating. Being sustainable is in all the choices we make—as a lender, as a partner and through the services we offer our customers
  • Edwin van Bommel
    Edwin van Bommel
    Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer at ABN AMRO Bank
    Edwin van Bommel, Head of Strategy & Innovation. As part of his innovation leadership role, Edwin is responsible for introducing new innovative products and services to our clients in artificial intelligence and distributed ledger. Edwin has over 20 years’ experience in digital strategy, digital transformation, user experience design, advanced analytics and artificial intelligence in financial institutions. In his current role as Head of Strategy & Innovation for ABN AMRO he is focussing on accelerating and scaling innovation, putting much emphasis on distributed ledger and AI. Before ABN AMRO, Edwin worked close to 3 years at IPsoft as the global CEO of its Artificial Intelligence platform Amelia and before that for 16 years at McKinsey & Company, where he was one of the founding partners of Digital McKinsey. Edwin is a visionary leader, who makes things happen. Edwin is passionate about leveraging new technologies to increase joy and ease in life, while aiming to reduce digital divide across the globe. His leadership skills, balancing IQ and EQ, helps him work closely with his teams and allows him to attract great people to his teams giving them the opportunity to invest and contribute. Other positions: • Member of the Advisory Board, Quantexa

Key takeaways