Register for Fintech Storm Open Bank Special on 22nd July at http://fintechstorm23july2015.eventbrite.com
In continued tradition of our stupendously successful Fintech Storm Series
Genius Incubator Presents
Fintech Startup Storm - 22 July 2015 - Open Bank Special
Come meet the disruptive thought leaders that are imagining the future of banking.
Featuring Paolo Zaccardi, CEO Kubique, Philipp Gelis, CEO Kantox and Simon Redfern, Open Bank Project , Paul Aitken, CEO Borro
We invited CEOs known for their futuristic crystal gazing abilities to share their excitement about the future bank.
This is a Meetup not to be missed with talks and a round table where the movers and shakers of the hottest new industry - Fintech - will debate opportunities, and challenges of the new age bank!
What: Fintech Startup Storm featuring Open Bank evangelists
Meet the CEOs
See Product Demos
Join the Fintech Revolution!
When: 6:00pm-9:00pm 22 July 2015
Where: Rainmaking Loft, International House
1 Saint Katherine's Way, London, E1W 1 UN
2 min walk from MOORGATE and 4 min walk from Liverpool street stations
Read a press article about our previous event on June 24th fearuring The Currency Cloud, TransferGo, Derivitec & tibdits with over 100 attendees.
Watch the video.
Here's a profile of participants:
Paolo Zaccardi, CEO Kubique
Kubique SpA is a Business Integrator and Solution Provider based in Italy, specialised in innovation and design in the Fintech sector. Kubique fills the gaps in B2B relationships by providing customers with innovative ICT services that enable better collaboration. Kubique provides a cloud-based collaborative hub of services, which include: • Advanced Document Management, integrated with ERP and business processes • B2B electronic platform for Supply Chain Finance • Legally compliant Electroning Invoicing and Electronic Archiving services • Business Intelligence and Data Analytics • Integration with third-party Payment Platforms and Payment Hubs These services have the power to strengthen business relationships bringing automation, simplicity and velocity to activities and processes, and leveraging the value of integration between documents and data.
Paolo Zaccardi, co-founder and CEO of Kubique S.p.A., a Business Integrator and Solution provider based in Italy, specialised in providing software platform “as a service" in the Fintechsector.
Paolo has had managerial experience in the Financial Services and Automotive industries for over 20 years, covering many areas of payment innovations, including SEPA, B2B payments, cards payments, cross-border payments, supply chain finance and big data analytics.
He has been a member of several European banking working groups – such as EBA, ABI, CBI andEquens Innovation Board - and he is a regular speaker at many leading industry conferences such asSIBOS, Payments International, CBI, SPIN and EBA Day.
Previously he served Aite Group, an independent research and advisory firm based in Boston, as a Senior Analyst and Advisor in Banking and Global Payments. Before joining Aite Group, Mr.Zaccardi was General Manager of services at UNRAE, an Italian association representing international car makers - such as Volkswagen, Ford, Opel GM, Toyota, Renault, Mercedes/Daimler, and BMW. From 2003 to 2010 he was head of Marketing and Innovation at ICBPI Group (formed by ICBPI and CartaSi), the market leader in card and payment processing and corporate banking services in Italy.
He obtained his Master degree in Electronic Engineering from University of Rome “La Sapienza” and his General Management PMD degree from IESE Business school in Madrid. He also achieved executive education in Business Strategy and Innovation Management from Stanford School of Engineering, KELLOGG, INSEAD and HAAS BERKELEY business schools.
Simon Redfern, CEO of Open Bank Project
Simon Redfern is the CEO of TESOBE and founder of the Open Bank Project. He is a seasoned technologist with over 25 years experience in IT. He studied electronic engineering in Manchester in the early 80's focusing on real-time programming and digital systems, followed by relational databases and then the web in the early 90's. Since then, Simon has worked as a software developer, architect, CTO and DBA on numerous web based platforms. Always keen to explore emerging technologies (recently Scala and NoSQL), Simon is also a composer / musician (piano, electronics) and as such enjoys inhabiting the borderlands of art and technology and cross discipline creative collaborations. Simon is a keen supporter of open source and open data believing they are a sustainable force for social good.
The Open Bank Project enables banks to innovate by leveraging open APIs, open source and open data. It makes banking data more accessible via an ecosystem of apps and services built on an enterprise ready open source stack.
Using the Open Bank Project, software developers can easily leverage a common set of banking APIs and so enable banking customers and their stakeholders such as auditors, regulators, shareholders and donors to freshly interact with banks on mobile, tablet and emerging platforms. The Open Bank Project allows customisable views on transaction data enabling a sliding scale of financial privacy and transparency spanning fully secured to fully open data. Added location, social and other meta data are shared across applications further enhancing the ecosystem and bank as a platform concept.
The Open Bank Project is designed to plug into core banking and authentication systems and is pre-configured to use the industry standard OAuth thus enhancing the bank's role as the gatekeeper of authentication and digital gateway to data. Certified Apps and services are discoverable via the bank app store further enticing customers to the bank.
The Open Bank Project leverages Open Source (Scala, Postgres, Jetty) and is released under AGPL and commercial licenses from TESOBE.
But how does a small bootstrapped startup even get the attention of large banks?
Simon Redfern, CEO of TESOBE and founder of the Open Bank Project, will explain how open source, open data (and a little music too!) has helped - and illustrate the relevance of open APIs in banking, why they are important for all of us, and ultimately, how "Open" leads to a better customer experience.
Philipp Gelis CEO Kantox
“Banking is the most important thing you can be changing this decade”
Arifa Khan Founder Fintech Storm Series
She is a former investment banker in Private Equity led Leveraged Buyouts Mandate M&A transactions, a seasoned finance, strategy and operations executive based in the city of the London, with over 15 years experience in finance, specialising in Leveraged Finance/ Financial Sponsors Coverage/ Debt Products & Credit. She has worked with two suisse banks Credit Suisse & UBS. She has deep sector expertise in finance, operational insights, and the business acumen to forge big strategic partnerships.
She is a thought leader on innovation and disruption in financial services and a sought after speaker on payments and fintech at international conferences such as ICBI’s Payments International in London Mar 17-20, and will be speaking at Women’s Economic Forum Goa May 7-11. She currently architects Wharton Distinguished Dinner Series for Wharton UK Alumni Club as a Wharton Club Committee Member, and is currently the Chairperson London Chapter for All Ladies League.
Arifa has an MBA from The Wharton School of Business, a B.Tech degree from IIT Madras in Chemical Engineering. She is passionate about fintech and Big Data.
More company profiles to come..
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