Executive Advisor to the Board of Directors, Equens
Michael Salmony represents the German and international banking communities at major European organisations especially on payment innovations. He has spoken and published on how new technologies are transforming financial services. Previously he was Germany's Director of Market Development Media and Communications technologies at IBM.
Founder of Movenbank and bestselling author
Brett is a bestselling author and the founder of the world’s first direct mobile-only bank Movenbank.
Movenbank’s ‘reboot of banking‘ is in Alpha right now and they expect to launch their unique banking service mid-2012. Movenbank will quite simply redefine what banking means for the average person, it’s that huge.
Right now Brett spends time divided between speaking around the world on the topic of BANK 2.0, building Movenbank, and advising the world’s largest institutions and brands on improving their customer strategy
Global Head of Regulatory & Market Strategy, Citi Transaction Services
Ruth Wandhöfer is highly regarded across the banking industry for her in-depth knowledge of the regulatory, market and competitive landscape. She holds a number of influential positions, including the Chairmanship of the European banking industry’s Payments Regulatory Expert Group, membership of the Plenary of the European Payments Council (EPC), Chairmanship of the EPC’s Information Security Support Group, membership of the EU Commission’s Payment Systems Market Expert Group as well as COGEPS, the high level Euro Payments Strategy forum of the ECB to discuss payment policy issues with the market. In relation to BAFT-IFSA she is chairing the Eurozone WG as well as the Global Regulatory WG.
Ruth is responsible for Citi’s Regulatory & Market Strategy within the Citi Transaction Services (CTS) business globally. As such, she has external responsibility for engaging with and influencing the evolving regulatory and market/standards environment on a wide range of established and emerging topics in the transaction banking space, as well as driving and coordinating the business response within Citi CTS.
Head Payment Systems Development Group Financial Infrastructure World Bank
Mr Massimo Cirasino, joined the World Bank in July 1998 and is Manager of the Financial Infrastructure Service Line and Head of the Payment Systems Development Group of the Financial Inclusion Practice of the Financial and Private Sector Development Vice Presidency (FPD). Mr. Cirasino has participated in many of the group’s significant country and regional interventions and has been involved in payment system reforms in 60+ countries. Mr. Cirasino has been representing the World Bank on the BIS CPSS Task Force that developed the Core Principles for Systemically Important Payments Systems (SIPS); the CPSS-IOSCO Task Force that developed the assessment methodology for the Securities Settlement System Recommendations; the CPSS-IOSCO Task Force that developed recommendations for Central Counterparties, and the CPSS Working Group that developed guidelines for national payment system development.
Mr. Cirasino is also the Co-Chairman of the World Bank-CPSS Task Force which issued the General Principles for International Remittance Services and Chairman of the World Bank international task forces, which recently produced the standards on credit reporting systems and the guidelines for Government payment programs; he is also heavily involved in the production of the new CPSS-IOSCO Principles for Financial Market Infrastructures. Mr. Cirasino worked at Banca d’Italia in the Payment System Department from 1993 to 1996, and, later on, in the Representative Office in New York.
Founder of Financial Services Club | Author of Digital Bank
Some people make things happen, some watch things happen, while others wonder what happened. As a commercial strategist, Chris Skinner looks through the window of opportunity for the financial services industry and delivers his discoveries back through insightful keynote presentations.
Widely considered as one of Europe’s leading thinkers in strategy, financial services, banking, business development, payments, risk management and business transformation - when Chris is not travelling and delivering keynote speeches, he is Chairman of the Financial Services Club, a network for financial professionals and writing for his widely followed financial markets blog ‘The Finanser’.
Chris Skinner is the author of several books including "Digital Bank", "The Future of Banking", "The Future of Finance after SEPA", and "The Future of Investing after MiFID". As a result his views regularly appear on news media including the BBC, Sky, Bloomberg and The Banker. Chris has also been invited to Judge the Card Awards, TradeTech Awards, Banker's Awards, Asian Banker's Excellence in Retail Financial Services program and more recently to become a contributor to the World Economic Forum. As Chris Skinner guides audiences into the banking and finance market, he offers well informed views about what the future may hold and how we can best prepare for what lies ahead.
Director and co-founder of Innopay
Gerard has considerable experience in the payments and securities industry, until recently being Chairman of the European Payments Council, a director of the SWIFT Board and of the LCH Clearnet Group Board.