Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Potential, Challenges, Perspectives, Opportunities


In its second year, the Payments360 conference, organized by Banker's Review Conferences of Boussias Communications focused on innovation and the payment ecosystem that is being developed in our country. Presentations by acknowledged experts took place, as well as discussions in the two panels were conducted on the emerging reality from the implementation of PSD2 and its impact for Banks, e-Money Institutions, and Challenging Banks, as well as Innovative solutions brought by Fintech's and the new strategies of Businesses in the field of gaining and retaining consumers.

Key Issues

  • The adoption of new payment services and the shaping up of the transactions’ new reality
  • The spectrum of new payment solutions and services, security factors, reliability, accuracy and response on fast resolutions, as well as the entry of new "players" into the payments’ ecosystem
  • Stakeholders’ requirements considered in their entirety for effective innovation development and actionable implementations in the new environment
  • The change of consumer culture and the expected benefits from the new ecosystem of payments
  • How are key vertical markets, such as Retail, are expected to respond in front of the new challenges in payments, especially with the concurrent development of Online Channels

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Conference Audience

In particular, the Conference addresses:

  • Chief Digital Officers
  • Chief Technology Officers, Heads of IT & CIOs
  • Chief Retail Banking Officers
  • Chief Operations Officers (COOs)
  • Risk & Authentication Managers
  • Chief Innovation Managers (Retail, Telecoms, Utilities, etc.)
  • ICT Managers
  • Financial Compliance Directors
  • IT Auditors
  • ICT Infrastructure and Business Continuity Managers
  • Payment Providers
  • Payment Gateways Providers
  • Consultants, Vendors και Integrators

Speakers

Institutional Expert on Payments’ Regulations & Systems Ralf Jacob Ralf Jacob is the Head of Unit D3 (Retail Financial Services and Payments), European Commission, Directorate General for Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union.
Institutional Expert on Payments’ Regulations & Systems Mehdi Manaa Mehdi Manaa is Deputy Director General of the Market Infrastructure and Payments Directorate at the European Central Bank. Previously he headed the Market Infrastructure Development Division.
Institutional Expert on Payments’ Regulations & Systems Dr Dirk Haubrich Dr Dirk Haubrich is Head of Conduct, Payments and Consumers at the European Banking Authority (EBA). Dirk leads the EBA’s work on payment services, consumer and depositor protection, anti-money laundering and terrorist financing, and the monitoring of financial innovation in the banking sector.
Institutional Expert on Payments’ Regulations & Systems Vassilis Panagiotidis Vassilis Panagiotidis is the Head of the payment systems, financial crime combating and physical security department of the Hellenic Bank Association (HBA) and Head of the Hellenic Banking Institute (HBI), the training body of the Hellenic Bank Association.
Innovator, Thought Leader, Payments’ Business Front-Runner Daniel Döderlein Daniel is an award-winning serial entrepreneur. With close to 20 years of entrepreneurial experience in the field of IT, media, marketing and mobile, Daniel has a vast business network and plenty of hard-earned experience in building products, business and companies.
Innovator, Thought Leader, Payments’ Business Front-Runner Lee Britton Lee Britton is the Commercial Director at Prepaid Financial Services Limited (PFS). PFS is Europe’s Digital Technology Winner at the RSM European Business Awards 2018. Lee is a stand out Financial Services leader. Lee has helped to steer the company's impressive trajectory in the FinTech and Payment industries.
Innovator, Thought Leader, Payments’ Business Front-Runner Martin Koderisch Martin Koderisch is a Payments Consultant with Edgar, Dunn and Company based in London. Martin has advised and led high profile consulting projects on a range of topics covering payments, digital innovation, scheme rules / regulations, security, fraud and risk for the Fintech area, as well as the evolving customer behaviour and expectations is impacting and transforming payments and more broadly the banking and financial services sector.
Innovator, Thought Leader, Payments’ Business Front-Runner Dimitris Litsikakis Dimitris Litsikakis has been appointed as Country Manager Greece for Revolut the fastest growing FinTech based in London. With 1,700,000 users across Europe, Revolut provides the fastest, safest and easiest way to get innovative banking services with a mobile-first approach. Since 2014, he also acts as Athens Chapter Director for Startup Grind, the largest entrepreneurship community in the world.
Innovator, Thought Leader, Payments’ Business Front-Runner Georgios A. Tsatsaronis Georgios A. Tsatsaronis is the founder and CEO of GPS Global Payment Solutions Ltd (GBANQ). GBANQ is a Fintech company owned and managed by experienced managers, with offices in Greece and Cyprus.
Innovator, Thought Leader, Payments’ Business Front-Runner Anders Olofsson Anders Olofsson is business director of real-time payments at Finastra and has been spearheading the payments business in Europe for Finastra and previously D+H and Fundtech for several years.
Innovator, Thought Leader, Payments’ Business Front-Runner Dimitris Lamprou Dimitris Lamprou is a co-founder and CEO at PLUSTIC. Plustic is a new fintech startup, which provides Instant Digital Employee Rewards & Mobile payments.
Innovator, Thought Leader, Payments’ Business Front-Runner Vagelis Fragkos Vagelis Fragkos is Co-Founder of a new fintech startup called QuRabbit. It utilizes QR and offers a new mobile sales channel for merchants. QuRabbit also offers predictive analytics and sales-geolocation tracking, thus creating a new mobile marketplace.
Banking Digital Transformation Expert Dimitra Vourna Dimitra Vourna is the Chief Operating Officer in HSBC France, Athens Branch, having under her responsibility the HSBC Operations, Services and Technology (Payments Services, Business Services, Credit Services, Cards & Loans, Wealth & Insurance Information Technology, Corporate Real Estate, Accounts Payable & Procurement, Treasury Markets Operations).
Banking Digital Transformation Expert George Kametas George Kametas is Head of Business Banking Segment Sector at National Bank of Greece in charge of NBG Business Seeds Program a holistic program enhancing entrepreneurship including mentoring, loan and equity financing tools and significant co-operations with organizations assisting entrepreneurs.
Banking Digital Transformation Expert Eleftheria Krithimou Eleftheria Krithimou is Assistant Division Manager at the Alternative Channels Division, Electronic Banking Sector of Alpha Bank Greece, and she is responsible for e- commerce services and Digital Payments.
Banking Digital Transformation Expert Costis Paikos Costis Paikos is the Head of Mobile Banking, Payments & Value Adding Services, Eurobank Group. Costis is responsible for the development and marketing of the Bank's electronic services delivered through the Mobile channel, which lie in the heart of the Bank’s Digital Transformation program.
Panelist Noel Moran Noel Moran is founder and CEO of eComm Merchant Solutions. Established in 2014, eComm Merchant Solutions is a one-stop payment gateway and acquirer for merchants who want e-commerce, MOTO, ATM and POS processing capability and solutions for Visa & Mastercard.
Panelist Giannis Vratsos Giannis Vratsos holds the IT Director position at ACS S.A. of Quest Group. Giannis as IT manager, he has led and planned multiple projects in the operational and financial field, including the integration of electronic payments with the use of banking cards and Mobile POS in the field of courier services, and in particular in the field of COD (Cash on Delivery).
Panelist Steve Dekavallas Steve Dekavallas is the Engineering & Business Development Head at INSS, in charge of Pre-sales and technical sales management for switching platform (SmartVista), EFT/POS (Nexgo), ATMs (Sigma) and e-signature (Topaz). Responsible to lead bid management activities.
Panelist Alexis Drymiotis Alex Drimiotis is Head of Payments and Cash Management in Eurobank, since 2016 responsible for new products and solutions in the era of open banking. Alexis started his career in Delta Informatics (acquired by First Data), with a focus οn financial services and payment systems.
Panelist Theodoros P. Kounas Theodoros P. Kounas is the General Manager of Everypay S.A., a Payment Institution or PSP licensed by the Bank of Greece. Everypay, through its in-house built platform offers a complete solution accompanied with innovative services that help merchants accept every payment, everywhere. Everypay works with acquiring banks, to enable merchants accept a wide variety of payments through a single channel.
Panelist George Moraitis George Moraitis, is the Country Head of Global Liquidity and Cash Management, Wholesale Banking – HSBC France, Athens Branch. George is responsible for the Product management and Sales of products and services related to payables, receivables, liquidity management solutions, provision and implementation/integration of e-channels, including their after sales support, to all types of Wholesale and Corporate Banking customers.
Panelist Nikos Petrakis Nikos Petrakis, is Director of Card Business of Piraeus Bank. Nikos joined Piraeus Bank in November 2017 as the Head of the Merchant Acquiring & ePayments Division in charge of the development of the Card Receipt and e-Payments Sector and was shortly placed as Head of the Card Business Division.
Panelist Alkiviadis Trigkas Alkiviadis Trigkas is the Head of Electronic Banking Sector in the Digital Channels Division at National Bank, since 2015. In 2009 he was CEO of the Business Exchanges subsidiary of the Eurobank Group, while from 1998 to 2009 he has been working for the Eurobank Group in various positions.
Panelist Yannis Tsavdaridis Yannis Tsavdaridis is the Director of IT & Digital Banking of the Cooperative Bank of Epirus in charge of digital transformation of the Bank that has started in recent years. Yannis has many years of experience (36 years) in the Banking Sector working in T.K.E., Egnatia Bank and Aspis Bank.
Panelist Lambros Tsolkas Lambros Tsolkas is Vice President of Accenture SA Lambros has 30 years of professional experience as a Business and IT consultant in Greece and abroad.
Panelist Panagiotis Tournavitis Panos Tournavitis is Managing Director and Executive member of the Board of Directors of Cooperative Bank of Karditsa and a member of the Board of Directors of European Federation of Ethical and Alternative Banks (FEBEA). He is also a member of the Business Development and IT Steering Committee in the Association of Cooperative Banks of Greece.
Panelist George Andrews Hantzandreou George Andrews – Hantzandreou is Director in Cards Division at National Bank of Greece (NBG). George Andrews has full responsibility in supervising the performance and daily activities of NBG’s “Cards & Consumer Loans Division” eight Subdivisions, ensuring that the Divisions strategic objectives are met and the portfolio is well positioned in the future.
Moderator-Presenter Dr. Panos Patsouris Dr Panos Patsouris is Doctorate Advisor και Researcher, Work Based Learning Institute of Middlesex University, and Management Consultant, with a particular focus on Business Modeling for Strategic Development, Actionable Foresight, Compliance Management, Data Science, Enterprise Performance Lifecycle Management and Digital Transformation.
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