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IMPACT: FinTech Leading Through Change

Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th April 2023

Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HH

Countdown to IFGS 2023

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IFGS returns for its 9th year to the historic Guildhall in the City of London, and will welcome the brightest and best from the financial services and fintech ecosystem to discuss and debate the crucial issues facing the sector now and in years to come. 

The UK continues to be a leader in financial innovation.

Its place at the centre of global financial services, with supportive regulation, access to world-class talent, and a rich investment landscape has made it a hotbed of startups and established fintechs. These new and exciting businesses are working to change and evolve the sector for the benefit of consumers and businesses alike.

IFGS 2023 will convene industry leaders ranging from innovators, institutions, regulators to policy-makers, startups and investors to one place for two-days of thought-provoking discussion. The agenda will shine a spotlight on the global fintech ecosystem, with an increased focus on the key areas that are enhancing, empowering and ensuring that fintech and financial services pave the way for economic growth, sustainability, and a financial system that caters for all.




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Take a Look at This Years Agenda

We’ve got an incredible lineup of panels and fireside chats that you won’t want to miss. From expert insights to engaging discussions, you’ll get the chance to learn from some of the most talented and inspiring people in the industry. 

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of this unforgettable event. Take a look at our agenda to see what’s happening on the day. 

Hot Sessions

The Digital Pound: An Overview

Sir Jon Cunliffe, Deputy Governor for the Bank of England for Financial Stability

The FinTech CEO Series
Disruption Then, Now and Tomorrow

Moderated by
Janine Hirt, CEO, Innovate Finance

T.S. Anil, CEO, Monzo
Lisa Jacobs, CEO, Funding Circle  

The Power of Proactivity: Why Regulation Now Will Pay Off Later

Moderated by
Amy O Brien, FinTech Reporter, Sifted

Michael Saadat, Head of International Public Policy, Block
Jaidev Janardana, CEO, Zopa

The FinTech CEO Series
The Future of FS: Not Just Different, but Better

Moderated by
Michael Hayman MBE DL, Co-Founder, Seven Hills

Louise Hill, COO, GoHenry
Jaidev Janardana, CEO, Zopa
Charles McManus, CEO, ClearBank
Samantha Seaton, CEO, MoneyHub
Paul Taylor, CEO, Thought Machine


Get ready to be inspired by an incredible lineup of speakers! Our carefully curated selection of experts will bring a wealth of knowledge, insights, and experience to the stage.
Anne Boden MBE

Founder and CEO, Starling Bank

Charles McManus | Group CEO & Executive Director
Charles McManus

Group CEO & Executive Director, ClearBank

Julia Hoggett

CEO, London Stock Exchange plc

Adam French

Partner, Houghton Street Ventures

Alastair Douglas

CEO, Totally Money

Alia Mahmud

Global Regulatory Affairs, Comply Advantage

Ana Nishnianidze

Trade and Investment Commissioner, UK and Ireland, Austrade

Anand Sambasivan | Co-Founder & CEO
Anand Sambasivan

Co-Founder & CEO, PrimaryBid

Andrew Rabbitt

CEO, Incuto

Anil Noonan

Corporate Strategy & Development, Paysend

Anna Brailsford

CEO, Code First Girls

Anne Boden MBE

Founder and CEO, Starling Bank

Anton Padmasiri

Co-Founder/CEO, WealthOS

Barnabas (Barney) Reynolds | Global Head of the Financial Services Industry Group
Barnabas (Barney) Reynolds

Global Head of the Financial Services Industry Group, Shearman & Sterling

Cate Pye

Partner Digital Trust and Cybersecurity, PA Consulting

Charles McManus | Group CEO & Executive Director
Charles McManus

Group CEO & Executive Director, ClearBank

Chris Bradbury

CEO, Oazo

Chris Hayward

Chairman of the Policy Committee, City of London Corporation

Claire Small

Executive Producer, BBC StoryWorks

Claire Tunley

CEO, Financial Services Skills Commission

Conrad Ford

Chief Product Officer, Allica Bank

Damien Shieber

Non-Executive Director and Board Member, Progress Together

Daniel Doll Steinberg

Co-Founder, EdenBase

Daniel Layne

CEO, QV Systems

Danny Lopez | CEO
Danny Lopez

CEO, Glasswall

David M. Brear

Founder & Group CEO, 11:FS

Detective Chief Superintendent Andrew Gould

City of London Police

Dirk Steller | Dirk Steller
Dirk Steller

Founder and Managing Partner, Seed Space Venture Capital

Don Hoang

Partner, Atomico

Kay Swinburne | Vice Chair of Financial Services
Dr Kay Swinburne

Vice Chair, KPMG

Dr Lewis Z. Liu

Co-founder & CEO, Eigen Technologies

Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer

Partner, Gauss VC

Edie Lush

Executive Producer & Co Host, Global GoalsCast

Eleni Digalaki | Managing Analyst
Eleni Digalaki

Principal Analyst, Insider Intelligence

Emma Joyce

Chief Executive Officer & Board Member, GBBC Digital Finance

Eric Mouilleron | Founder & CEO
Eric Mouilleron

Founder & CEO, Bankable

Evgenia Loginova

Senior Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer at BPC Founder and CEO at Radar Payments

Gilbert Verdian

Founder & CEO, Quant

Gurdeep Singh Kohli

SC Ventures, Standard Chartered

Helen Child 

Founder & CEO, Open Banking Excellence (OBE)

Iain Anderson | Co-founder and Executive Chairman
Iain Anderson

Executive Chairman, H/Advisors Cicero

Iana Dimitrova

Chief Executive, OpenPayd

Ildefonso Olmedo

CDiO Customer & Innovation, Blockchain Lead, Santander

Ilyas Khan

Founder & CEO, Cambridge Quantum Computing

Jaidev Janardana | CEO
Jaidev Janardana

CEO, Zopa

James Bardrick | Citi's Country Officer for the UK
James Bardrick

Citi's Country Officer for the UK, Cluster Head for the UK, Jersey and Israel and the Chief Executive of Citigroup Global Markets Limited

Janine Hirt | COO
Janine Hirt

CEO, Innovate Finance

Javier Pérez-Tasso | CEO
Javier Pérez-Tasso


Jennifer Rigby

Director, Mozaic

Jessica Rusu

Chief Data, Information and Intelligence Officer, FCA

Jonas Andrulis

Founder & CEO, Aleph Alpha

Josh Lipsky

Senior Director, Atlantic Council  

Julia Hoggett

CEO, London Stock Exchange plc

Julia Streets | Founder and CEO
Julia Streets

Founder and CEO, Streets Consulting

Karan Shanmugarajah

CEO, WealthKernel

Katie Derham

TV Host

Kirit Bhatia

Head of Business Development, Ripple 

Kunal Galev

Global Head Partnership Development, Mambu

Kunal Jhanji

Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group 

Liam Gray

Strategic Account Manager, Plaid

Lisa Jacobs

CEO, Funding Circle

Liz Ward

Director of Programmes, Stonewall

Lloyd Wahed

Founder & CEO, Mana Search 

Lord (Chris) Holmes of Richmond MBE |
Lord Chris Holmes of Richmond MBE

Louis Taylor

CEO, British Business Bank

Louise Hill

Co-Founder and COO, gohenry

Louise Smith

Chair, Innovate Finance

Marion Laboure

Director, Senior Economist, Deutsche Bank

Mark Mullen | CEO
Mark Mullen

CEO, Atom Bank

Mark Walker

Editorial Director & Chief Operations Officer, The Fintech Power 50

Mary Agbesanwa

Fintech Growth Lead, Seccl

Matt Cooper | Chief Commercial Officer
Matt Cooper

Co-CEO of Crowdcube

Matthew Peake

Global Director of Public Policy, Onfido

Michael Saadat

Head of International Public Policy, Block

Michael Thomas

Partner FS, Hogan Lovells

Mike Bristow | CEO and Co-Founder
Mike Bristow

CEO and Co-Founder, CrowdProperty

Mike Carter | Head of Platform Lending
Mike Carter

Head of Platform Lending, 36H Group

Mike Eakins

Chief Investment Officer and Group Executive Committee Member of Phoenix Group plc

Myles Stephenson | CEO
Myles Stephenson

CEO, Modulr

Nadia Edwards-Dashti | Chief Customer Officer
Nadia Edwards-Dashti

Chief Customer Officer, Harrington Starr

Nektarios Liolios

Co-Founder of The Future Farm

Nick Daley

Investor, FinCapital 

Oliver Smith

Managing Editor and Head of Content, AltFi

Paul Taylor | Founder & CEO
Paul Taylor

Founder & CEO, Thought Machine

Philippa Martinelli |
Philippa Martinelli

Global FinTech & Innovation Specialist, Independent Advisor

Pranav Sood

GM, EMEA at Airwallex

Prof Markos Zachariadis

Professor and Chair in Financial Technology (FinTech) & Information Systems, Alliance Manchester Business School

Reuben Lim

Chief Operating Officer, Singapore FinTech Association

Richard Fenner

Director of Public Policy, Euroclear 

Rob Straathof

CEO, Liberis 

Robin Scher

Strategic FinTech Investing, Lloyds Banking Group

Ruhi Dang

Product Lead for Europe Markets, Stripe

Sam Edge

Global Head, FinTech Business Development, Startups & Venture Capital at Amazon Web Services / MBA, CA

Sam Everington

CEO, Engine by Starling Bank 

Sam Seaton | CEO
Sam Seaton

CEO, Moneyhub

Sarah Kocianski

Freelance Fintech and Insurtech Strategist

Shachar Bialick

Founder and CEO, Curve

Shân Millie

Founder, Bright Blue Hare

Simon Church

CEO, Maxive Cyber Security

Sonal Lakhani

Global Head of Programmes & Strategic Initiatives, Barclays

Sophia Bantanidis

Future of Finance, Citi

Sopnendu Mohanty | Chief Fintech Officer
Sopnendu Mohanty

Chief Fintech Officer, the Monetary Authority of Singapore

Stephen Dury

Vice President, Capgemini Invent

Steve Naudé

Global Head of Wise Platform at Wise

Steve Toland

Co-Founder & CEO, TransFICC

Taffy Jo Meyers

Global Leader of WTW Insurance Consulting and Technology Commercial P&C

Tiama Hanson-Drury

Chief Product Officer, Minna Technologies

Tim Levene | CEO
Tim Levene

CEO, Augmentum Fintech plc

Tim McEwan

Founder and Managing Partner, GoldCrest

Tom Eyre

Co-CEO and Co-Founder, Loqbox

Tom Pope

SVP Payments & Platforms, Tink

Tram Anh Nyugen | Co-Founder
Tram Anh Nguyen

Co-Founder, CFTE

Travers Clarke-Walker

Chief Marketing Officer, Thought Machine

TS Anil

CEO, Monzo

Valentina Kristensen | Director of Growth & Communications
Valentina Kristensen

Director of Growth & Communications, OakNorth

Ylva Oertengren

COO, Simply Asset Finance

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