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Event Date Tue Mar 15 EDT - Wed Mar 16 EDT (4 months ago)
Location Virtual Event
Region Americas

FinTech Connect North America is where teams from major financial institutions go to benchmark digital transformation efforts, make informed buying decisions on the latest innovations on the market, and where fintechs come to accelerate dialogues with digital buyers with responsibility across digital transformation, payments, financial security, regtech and blockchain.

The past year has seen an unprecedented change within the financial technologies industry. New trends in fintech as well as business and consumer behaviour have driven a paradigm shift, which had been years in the making.

Investment in emerging technologies and partnerships is at an all-time high; the build, buy or partner strategy becoming a central discussion among financial institutions and merchants.

FinTech Connect North America brings together global leaders at the vanguard of this change to discuss, debate and evangelise the future of financial technology. You will not hear from the usual grey men in suits or overpaid consultants but the actual industry disruptors who are leading FinTech into the post COVID age.


2022 Speakers

Sumit Arora
Senior Vice President, Enterprise Payments Strategy, Wells Fargo

Cyrus Bhathawalla
MD – Global Head of Real Time Payments, JPMorgan Chase

Swati Bhatia
Partner, Head of Consumer Proprietary Business, Goldman Sachs

Anette Broløs
Independent Consultant , Broløs Consult

Kara Byun
Investment Director, HSBC

Jason Christensen
Chief Information Officer, Wells Fargo

Chris Condon
SVP, Business Development North America, TTEC

Natasha Eastes
Director, Product Management for Regulatory Reporting in the Americas, Wolters Kluwer

Philippa Girling
Chief Risk Officer, Varo Bank

Art Harrison
Co-Founder and Chief Growth Officer, Daylight

Benjamin Maxim
Vice President of Digital Strategy & Innovation, MSU Federal Credit Union

Will Newcomer
VP of Strategy and Business Development, Wolters Kluwer

Kai Schrimpf
Global Head of Transaction Monitoring, UBS

Kai Schrimpf
Global Transaction Monitoring Product Owner, UBS

Ruchi Sharma
VP Group Strategic Analytics, Deutsche Bank

Saket Sharma
Chief Information & Digital Officer Treasury Services, BNY Mellon

Samit Soni
Partner, Bain & Company

Michael Thompson
VP US Economic Sanctions Advisory, HSBC

Nate Vanderheyden
VP Cybersecurity, Morgan Stanley

Inna Verdini
Global Head of Digital Controls and Governance, State Street

Neha Wattas
Executive Director, JPMorgan Chase

Alex Yang
Director, Connected Banking, Bank of America


Michele Curtoni
VP Digital Product Development & DLT, State Street

Mariana Gomez de la Villa
Distributed Ledger Technology Program Director, ING

Lory Kehoe
Director, Digital Assets, BNY Mellon

Keith Bear
Fellow, Cambridge Judge Business School

Dotun Rominiyi
Emerging Technologies Lead, LSEG

Ville Sointu
VP Head of Emerging Technology, Nordea

Robin Green
Executive Director, Digital Markets, CIBC

Todd McDonald
Chief Product Officer, R3

Usman Sheikh
Partner, National Head of Blockchain/Smart Contracts


Bijna K. Dasani
Executive Director, Morgan Stanley

Anette Broløs
Industry Specialist, Independent Analyst

Michael Haney
Head of Digital Core, Technisys

Sohail Raja
Head of Execution Platforms and UK Chief Digital Officer, Societe Generale

Lale Akoner
Global Capital Markets Strategist, BNY Mellon

Rita Martins
Digital Transformation Manager, HSBC


Muneeb Shah
Head- Product Strategy and Commercialization - PaymentsProduct Strategy and Commercialisation Lead – Payments, R3

Swapna Malekar
Product Lead, RBC

Mahmoud El-Azzeh
Head of Product – Payments, DAZN

Joan Cuko
Digital Transformation Business Analyst, Vodafone

Russell Franklin
Payments Lead, UK, Pinterest

Veronique Steiner
Executive Director, Head EMEA High Growth Tech Wholesale Payments, J.P. Morgan

Lewis Ide
Head of Business Development, UK & Ireland, SWIFT


Johan Kestens
CIO, ING Belgium

Christophe Gouelo
Head of RegTech Consulting - CIB Change Management, BNP PARIBAS

Mukund Umalkar
Head of Innovation Lab, Commonwealth Bank of Australia

Pravina Ladva
Chief Technology Operating Officer – Life Capital, Swiss Re

Stephane Malrait
MD, Global Head Market Structure and Innovation, ING

Steve Cook
VP Business Development EMEA, Facetec

Guillaume Lenoir
Head of IT Reg and Compliance - Global Corporate Banking, Santander UK

Arne Vidar Haug
Chief Strategy Officer and Co-Founder, Signicat

Adriana Ennab
Director, Public Policy, Credit Suisse

Sponsors & Partners

2022 Sponsors and Partners

• Daylight
• J.P.Morgan
• Very Good Security
• Wolters Kluwer

• CoinDataFlow
• Smart Insights
• Cookhouse Labs
• FinTech Futures
• CryptoNewsZ
• Cryptopolitan
• Financial IT
• Fintechna
• GroupMAV
• I3investor
• SmartMoneyMatch
• The Crypto Curry Club
• The Payments Canada SUMMIT