Power Panel: Finding New Opportunities Through Digital Transformation - Success Stories & Insights To Help Financial Institutions Find Growth, Drive Revenue & Future Proof Their Business

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Power Panel: Finding New Opportunities Through Digital Transformation - Success Stories & Insights To Help Financial Institutions Find Growth, Drive Revenue & Future Proof Their Business

Power Panel: Finding New Opportunities Through Digital Transformation - Success Stories & Insights To Help Financial Institutions Find Growth, Drive Revenue & Future Proof Their Business

About the speakers
  • Thea Loch
    Thea Loch
    Head of Change Optimisation at Lloyds Banking Group
    As Head of Group Optimisation, Thea is focussed on defining what the Bank of the Future means for Lloyds Banking Group and helping us align the portfolio of change to successfully to deliver it. Thea works across the multi-billion pound change portfolio to improve system conditions and flow across all our technology and change platforms and programmes. Thea is passionate about the future of work and making it, well, “work” - redesigning organisations so they bring out the best humanity and technology and fixing the problems that hold us back collectively. Prior to Lloyds, Thea worked at IBM for over a decade across a diverse portfolio of financial services projects in digital, payments, product launch, operating models and M&A. There she was also involved in emerging technology and fintech strategy and has brought that innovative mind-set with her alongside a passion and impatience to get to the best possible future.
  • Malin Lignell
    Malin Lignell
    VP Digitalisation & Innovation at Handelsbanken
    Malin Lignell has over 20 years of experience working with advisory services for both individual customers and corporates within Handelsbanken. More than ten of these years were spent in leadership roles at several Handelsbanken branches. In 2018 Malin joined the team for Technology & Innovation strategy, where her work now encompasses communications both within the organisation and externally at the strategic and operational levels. The team identifies and evaluates important trends within emerging technologies and explores these in practice. Insights built through dialogue internally and externally, as well as from field experience, are used to drive, inspire and challenge the organisation to become more innovative and focus on the opportunities and challenges that come with the bank’s digitalisation journey. Focus areas are understanding changes in customer behaviour and business models following trends in emerging technologies. Published author in Journal of Digital Banking and Journal of AI, Robotics and Workplace Automation. Both journals by Henry Stewart Publications.
  • 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.
  • 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

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