Money 20/20 Europe preview

It’s time for Europe’s largest fintech event! Money 20/20, which welcomed more than 3,500 attendees from 1,500 companies and 70 countries in its first year, will bring together European fintech’s most influential stakeholders and most innovative businesses for three days.

With more than 70 sessions across five tracks, it may prove difficult to choose where to spend your time at the conference this year in between catching up with colleagues, and of course, taking in the sights of Copenhagen. But we’ve done the hard work for you, hand picking the five talks you simply can’t afford to miss, from APIs via cyber security to social commerce. We look forward to seeing you at the event!

Monday 26th June – Adventures in AI: Use cases in financial services (11.00 – 11.55, Track 4)

According to PwC, some financial institutions have been investing in AI for years, while others are beginning to catch up due to advances in bid data, open-source software, cloud computing, and faster processing speeds. But what potential does this exciting technology hold for the sector?

In one of the first sessions of the conference, speakers including David Sosna, co-founder and CEO of Personetics, a firm that uses AI to offer customers personalised insights and advice about their finances, and Jason Mars, chief executive of Clinc, a developer of wealth management solutions powered by AI, will discuss the use cases of AI in financial services.

Tuesday 27th June- The growth of in-app payments & social commerce (10.00 – 10.50, Track 1)

Social payments take the inconvenience out of settling a bill with colleagues, or sending money to friends overseas. With the launch of Circle in Europe last year, adoption is set to accelerate in the region.

In this session, moderated by Reetika Grewal of Silicon Valley Bank, Arlette Broex, managing director of MyOrder, an app that allows users to pay for goods and services with their smartphone at more than 14,500 locations in the Netherlands, Ryan Stanley, founder of Bloombees, a platform that lets people sell their products through their social media channels, and Cooper Harris, founder and chief executive of Klickly, a California-based start-up that embeds the checkout into online ads, will discuss the fortunes of in-app payments and social commerce in a world obsessed with convenience.

Wednesday 28th June – Cybersecurity: Evolving threats to the global financial stage (15.50 – 16.40, Track 2)

Many of the financial technologies of the future will rely on data sharing, which inevitably brings up the issue of security. With stories of high-profile breaches still fresh in the memory, there’s never been a better time to have a conversation about cybersecurity. In this session, chief innovation officer of IRC Advisory Kirsten Trusko will moderate a discussion among security experts including EUROPOL’s head of European Cybercrime Centre Steven Wilson, chief executive of Cyber Defense Alliance Maria Vello, and managing director of UBS Switzerland Andreas Kubli.

Be sure to pick up Payments Revolution magazine at Money 20/20 Europe. 

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