FinovateEurope 2023: What makes us unique?

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FinovateEurope 2023: What makes us unique?

About the speakers
  • Leda Glyptis
    Leda Glyptis
    Author at Bankers Like Us
    Leda Glyptis PhD is the author of Bankers Like Us and the popular Fintech Futures column under the rubric #LedaWrites Leda is a recovering banker and commercial leader who has held roles in technology and operations inside banks, product, delivery and sales in tech companies including 10x, 11FS Foundry, QNB and BNY Mellon. She is a lapsed academic, a nerd, an immigrant and an irredeemable optimist.
  • Adam Lowe
    Adam Lowe
    Chief Product & Innovation Officer at CompoSecure
    Adam Lowe is the Chief Product & Innovation Officer at CompoSecure. From the government labs in the defense department to the burgeoning blockchain technology market, Dr. Lowe has been on the cutting-edge of innovation. He created Arculus®, a digital security platform giving people control of their digital assets and identities. He leads a team of engineers and technicians responsible for product innovation and development, process innovation, and prototype design. He also serves as the technical lead, curating and expanding CompoSecure’s extensive patent portfolio. Prior to CompoSecure, he held a research development role at SRC Inc., a not-for-profit R&D company supporting the US defense and intelligence communities. He holds a Ph.D. from Cornell University where he researched bio-nanotechnology and a BS in Microbiology from Salisbury University. He has published in many peer reviewed journals, authored technical book chapters, and is listed as an inventor on over 400 patents and patents pending.
  • Taner Akcok
    Taner Akcok
    Head of API Platform and Integration Services at Deutsche Bank
    Taner Akcok is a serial entrepreneur, intrapreneur and investor. He works at Deutsche Bank as Head of API Platform and Integration Services and is also an advisor at Boston Consulting Group Digital Ventures. He has 2 exits and is listed as Forbes 30 under 30 in Europe. Taner started his career at Microsoft and after 4.5 years of experience founded AppAnalytics, which became the second fastest growing B2B startup in the world according to Business Insider. In 2016, he sold his analytics company to Nomad Commerce and joined Webtrekk, where he built the first GDPR-compliant customer intelligence platform in Europe. Webtrekk became the fifth largest analytics solution in the world according to Forrester Wave Research and was acquired by Mapp in 2018. Taner then founded finleap connect and worked there as Managing Director, CPO and CTO. finleap connect became the leading financial API platform in Europe. Taner has extensive experience with API platforms, Open Banking, Banking as a Service (BaaS), Embedded Finance and Contextual Banking. He studied Business Administration at Istanbul University and Innovation Management at Stanford University. He is a full-stack business and tech leader with strong technical understanding and experience.

Key takeaways

"You always come to these events for the content and the content as always has been brilliant"

"You have that ability to have conversations with the really exciting startup companies and also the enterprise organizations as well"

"The investment community, the FI community, the tech community, all in one place"

"If I come, I get to see what would be the trend for tomorrow to get updated"

"Finovate is one of the biggest events in our industry"