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13.00-13.30 Registration and welcome coffee
13.30-14.50 Session 1: The future of European financial regulation
13.30-13.40 Moderator introductory remarks
13.40-14.50 Panel discussion
14.50-15.05 Coffee break
15.05-16.15 Session 2: Digital transformation of EU’s financial markets
15.05-16.15 Panel discussion
16.15-16.30 Coffee break
16.30-17.30 Session 3 The future of EU payments – C-level perspective
Managing Director, Meade Davis Communications
Head of Unit, Capital Markets Union, European Commission
Tatyana Panova is the Head of the Capital Markets Union Unit in DG FISMA. Prior to this, Tatyana headed another unit in DG FISMA and served in the private office of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis where she was responsible for Capital Markets Union, securities markets, asset management, insurance, free movement of capital and competition. Before joining the Cabinet, Tatyana was a Deputy Head of the Securities Unit in DG FISMA. In her previous jobs, Tatyana coordinated the preparation of ECOFIN, COREPER II and Economic and Financial Committee in DG MARKT and managed aviation anti-trust cases in DG COMP. Tatyana is a trained economist with specialisation in financial services.
Executive Director, Head of Brussels office, DTCC
Michalis Sotiropoulos is Executive Director of Government Relations and Head of the Brussels office at DTCC, with responsibility for developing, managing and coordinating the firm's regulatory and policy strategy across the EMEA region. Since joining DTCC in 2011, Michalis has extensive experience with EU decision making, regulation and supervision and has been interacting regularly with legislators, central banks, and regulators as well as industry groups. He also advises DTCC’s senior management on several issues, including financial regulation, political and geopolitical risks, operational resilience, data and financial technology. Michalis is a member of ESMA’s Consultative Working Group on CCPs, and has participated in expert groups on data, market infrastructure and financial technology. Previously, he worked for a global policy consultancy in Brussels, the European Commission (Commissioner Dimas) and a couple of political think tanks in Greece. Michalis has a BA in International and European Studies from Panteion University of Social & Political Studies (Greece) and a MA in Globalisation and Development from the University of Warwick (U.K.).
Head of Public Policy Europe & UK, Credit Suisse
Elisa Menardo is responsible for European and UK public policy and government affairs for Credit Suisse. Over the years, she has focussed in particular on securities regulation, such as MiFID, and market access. She develops Credit Suisse positions on these issues in coordination with colleagues from across the different parts of the firm and represents Credit Suisse views to officials, regulators, clients and other key stakeholders in the European Union and in the UK. Elisa has chaired the MiFIDII Steering Committee for the Association for Financial Markets in Europe (AFME) since 2016 and represents Credit Suisse in other European and UK trade associations. Prior to joining the Public Policy team in 2015, Elisa ran the regulatory change advisory function at Credit Suisse and before that, she held similar positions at other investment banks. Earlier in her career Elisa worked in the General Counsel’s Division of the UK Financial Services Authority, in the protection of consumers of financial services at the European Commission and as a solicitor in the Financial Institutions Group at Herbert Smith Freehills. Elisa holds a degree in economics and management of public and international organisations from Bocconi University (Milan) and postgraduate professional qualifications from the College of Law (Guildford). She qualified as solicitor of the senior courts of England and Wales in 2003.
Deputy Head of Unit, Digital Finance, European Commission
Mattias Levin is the deputy head of unit of the Digital Finance unit of the European Commission’s Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union DG ("FISMA"). At FISMA, he has previously worked on regulation related to banks, investment firms, conglomerates and financial market infrastructures. Before joining DG FISMA, he was a member of the Bureau of European Policy Advisers (BEPA), a think tank attached to the President of the European Commission. Prior to joining the Commission, Mattias was a Research Fellow at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS). Mattias studied at the London School of Economics, Lund University and the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Strasbourg.
Allianz Group CIO
Ralf Schneider is Allianz Group CIO since October 2010. From 2010 until 2016, he also held the position as Board Member for IT of Allianz Technology SE. Before that, he had been CIO of Allianz Germany (Allianz Deutschland AG) for five years. In his 26 years with Allianz (since 1995), Schneider has had several executive positions in the IT area, e.g. department head of “Allianz Sales Information Systems” or division head of “E-Business and Project Controlling Germany”. Besides his career at Allianz, Ralf Schneider holds senior mandates in several Cyber Security related organizations like “Cyber Security Sharing & Analytics (CSSA) e.V.”, the “Deutsche Cyber Sicherheitsorganisation” (DCSO) as well as the Digital Society Institute (DSI) of the ESMT in Berlin. He is also engaged as Vice Chairman in the German Federal Association of IT Users (VOICE e.V.), as a senator of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (Acatech) and as an advisor of the German National research Center of applied Cybersecurity Athene. Ralf Schneider graduated in mathematics and holds a doctor’s degree in computer science.
Country manager Germany, International card services, American Express
Fabiana leads the International Card Services Team in Germany and Austria and was appointed Country Manager for Germany in April 2021. Recent milestones include the growth of the PremiumPortfolio along with expanding the success with Amex subsidiary PAYBACK. She is now focusing on further consolidating American Express’ role as a leader in the premium space while driving mass relevance and increasing coverage in the market. In her over 20 years with American Express, Fabiana has held various positions across the Issuing and Network businesses in both Germany and the UK. She joined American Express in 1998 in Germany where she worked across Cardmember Acquisition, Membership Rewards, Insurance Services and Card Partnerships before moving to London in 2005, to join Global Network Services (GNS) Marketing for Central and Eastern Europe & CIS markets. In this team she has was promoted to Director in 2007 and to Vice President Marketing in 2010.
Bern Business School & University of Twente
Joerg Osterrieder is Associate Professor of Finance and Artificial Intelligence at the University of Twente in the Netherlands, Professor of Sustainable Finance at Bern Business School in Switzerland, and Advisor on Artificial Intelligence to the ING Group's Global Data Analytics Team. He has more than 15 years of experience in financial statistics, quantitative finance, algorithmic trading, and the digitization of the finance industry. Joerg is the Chair of the European COST Action 19130 Fintech and Artificial Intelligence in Finance, an interdisciplinary research network comprised of over 200 researchers from 49 countries. He is the director of studies for an executive education course titled "Blockchain, Machine Learning, and Data Science in Finance" and the primary organizer of a series of annual research conferences on Artificial Intelligence in Finance. He is a founding associate editor of Digital Finance, editor of Frontiers Artificial Intelligence in Finance, and frequent reviewer for leading academic journals. He also serves as an expert reviewer for the European Commission's "Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises" and "European Innovation Council Accelerator Pilot" programs. In close collaboration with the Finance industry, he has led or co-led over thirty national and international research projects on a wide range of quantitative, data-driven topics over the past few years. Previously he worked as an executive director at Goldman Sachs and Merrill Lynch, as quantitative analyst at AHL as well as a member of the senior management at Credit Suisse Group. Joerg is now active at the intersection of academia and industry, focusing on the implementation of research results in the financial services industry.
Deputy Director General, European Commission
Alexandra Jour-Schroeder is Deputy Director General of the European Commission´s Directorate-General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union since March 2021. In her function, Alexandra Jour-Schroeder supervises and monitors the policies of the Directorate General. Alexandra Jour-Schroeder is a graduate in law. Following initial assignments in the German federal government, she started working for the European Commission in 1996, holding several positions in competition, enterprise and industry policies as well as justice. From 1998 to 2007, she was Member of Cabinet for the Commissioners responsible for regional policy and justice and home affairs and for the Vice-President for enterprise and industry. Since 2017, she has been the Director for Criminal Justice in the Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers, working inter alia on the establishment of a European Public Prosecutor´s Office and Anti-Money Laundering policies. From 2018 to 2021, she was also overseeing consumer policies as Acting Deputy Director General in DG Justice and Consumers.
Chairman of the Board of Directors, KBC Group
Born in 1961, in Ghent, Belgium.He holds degrees in Electrical Engineering (M.Sc.) and Management Sciences & Business (M.Sc. & Ph.D.). He studied at the University of Ghent (Belgium) and MIT (Cambridge, US).Since 1995, he is a professor technology and innovation at the Faculty of Economics and Business at KU Leuven. As part of his academic duties, he is involved with KU Leuven R&D, the technology transfer organization of the university. He has held visiting positions at various European universities and business schools. Between 2005 and 2020, he was the general manager and a board member of KU Leuven as well as of Associatie KU Leuven, the network of KU Leuven and five university colleges. He has held directorships at technology companies (both startups and scale-ups) in the areas of ICT, materials and health technology. He has been a director at national and international public research & innovation organizations, as well as investment funds Gemma Frisius Fonds NV, Essenscia Innovation Fund NV and LRM NV. He was an independent board member and a member of the Audit and Risk & Compliance Committees of KBC Insurance NV between 2005 and 2017. He is member or chair of international scientific advisory boards in the areas of innovative technology development, intellectual property management & policy, and product innovation management. In the BoD of KBC Group he is chairman & independent director, chairman of Nomination Committee, chairman of Remuneration Committee.
CEO, Legal & General Investment Management Europe Ltd
Ms Finn is the CEO for LGIM (Managers) Europe Limited and is LGIM’s Managing Director in Ireland, appointed in October 2017 and is responsible for the overall leadership and management of LGIM’s Irish office and European entities based in Dublin. Ms Finn was previously Head of Solutions based in London. In her Head of Solutions role, Ms Finn has been responsible for the design and management of objective-driven investment solutions that bring together the best of the LGIM Group’s investment capabilities to meet our clients’ needs. Previously, Ms Finn was Head of LDI Portfolio Construction and had overall responsibility for the structuring and portfolio management of the LGIM Group’s UK and European LDI portfolios. Ms Finn joined LGIM in 2009 and is a Trustee of both the Legal and General Group Pension Scheme and the Pension Fund. Prior to joining the LGIM Group, she worked in the Global Pensions Strategy Group at Deutsche Bank developing liability management solutions and multi-asset strategies for a variety of global pension schemes. Ms Finn began her career as an investment consultant at Watson Wyatt. She has a first-class honors degree in financial and actuarial mathematics from Dublin City University and is a fellow of the Institute of Actuaries.
CEO of Euronext Paris and member of the Managing Board, Euronext Group
Delphine d’Amarzit is CEO of Euronext Paris and member of the Managing Board of Euronext N.V. Delphine d’Amarzit joined from Orange Bank where, as Deputy CEO, she was responsible for the oversight of the Operations, Credit, Finance, Risk and Compliance functions. Delphine d’Amarzit holds an extensive knowledge of European and French capital markets, notably having held senior positions within the French Treasury Department for several years with responsibilities for capital markets development, European financial regulation, and corporate financing. From 2007 to 2009, she was also in charge of financial and economic affairs at the office of the Prime Minister where she participated in the definition of the public response to the financial crisis, rescue package and recovery plans and coordinated the action on all matters related to economic reform and financial services.
Head of Europe, Citi & CEO, Citigroup Global Markets Europe AG
Kristine serves as Citi’s Europe Cluster Head leading the firm’s businesses across 42 countries. She is also the CEO of Citigroup Global Markets Europe AG (CGME), Citi’s European investment firm, based in Frankfurt. Kristine is a member of the Supervisory Board of Bank Handlowy, Citi’s Polish bank, and serves as a Director of the Swiss AmCham Board. Kristine has enjoyed a 23 year career with Citi, working across the US, EMEA, Asia and Latin America. From 2018 to 2020, she was Chief of Staff to CEO Mike Corbat, having served as Citi Country Officer and Corporate and Investment Banking Head for Switzerland, Monaco and Liechtenstein for three years prior. She was based in London in 2012 as Europe Head of Citi’s Global Subsidiaries Group after spending 14 years in Asia. Kristine started her career as a Global Emerging Market Management Associate with postings in the Dominican Republic, Hong Kong, the Philippines and Egypt. Kristine is a keen advocate of advancing women’s diversity and is listed among the ‘Top 100 Most Influential Women in European Finance' by Financial News in 2021. She currently serves as the Families Matter Affinity Co-Lead at Citi.