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IMPACT: FinTech Leading Through Change

Monday 17th & Tuesday 18th April 2023

Guildhall, Gresham Street, London EC2V 7HH

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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

Fireside Chat with Brian Armstrong, CEO, Coinbase

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

The FinTech CEO Series: Making a Statement in Banking

Moderated by
Janine Hirt, CEO, Innovate Finance

TS Anil, CEO, Monzo

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

Moderated by
Amy O Brien, FinTech Reporter, Sifted

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
Charles McManus, CEO, ClearBank
Samantha Seaton, CEO, MoneyHub
Paul Taylor, CEO, Thought Machine

Partnership Series: Partnering for Success

Moderated by
Katie Derham, Host

James Bardrick, UK Head, Citi
Steve Toland, Co-founder and CEO, TransFICC

How Will AI Impact Financial Innovation?

Jonas Andrulis, CEO and Founder, Aleph Alpha

“Game of Loans” – Are Neobanks still Challenging?

Moderated by
Paige McNamee, Senior Reporter, Finextra

Mark Mullen, CEO, Atom Bank
Valentina Kristensen, Director Growth and Communications, OakNorth


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

Brian Armstrong

Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder of Coinbase

Charles McManus | Group CEO & Executive Director
Charles McManus

Group CEO & Executive Director, ClearBank

Adam French

Partner, Houghton Street Ventures

Aidene Walsh

Chair, PSR

Alastair Douglas

CEO, Totally Money

Alex Cowan

CEO, Platform One Group

Alex Tonello

Chief Revenue Officer, Fido

Alia Mahmud

Global Regulatory Affairs, Comply Advantage

Alokik Advani

Managing Partner, Fidelity International Strategic Ventures

Ana Nishnianidze

Trade and Investment Commissioner, UK and Ireland, Austrade

Anand Sambasivan | Co-Founder & CEO
Anand Sambasivan

Co-Founder & CEO, PrimaryBid

Andre Reina

Product Lead, Truelayer 

Andrew Rabbitt

CEO, Incuto

Anil Noonan

Corporate Strategy & Development, Paysend

Anisha Mohil

Impact & Sustainability Manager, Ecolytiq

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

Bernie Hickman

Chief Executive Officer, Legal & General Retail 

Brian Armstrong

Chief Executive Officer & Co-founder of Coinbase

Bryan Zhang

Co-Founder and Executive Director, Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance, the University of Cambridge Judge Business School

Bryn Coulthard

Chief Product & Technology Officer, Smart Data Foundry 

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

Chris Steele

Partner, KPMG 

Claire Small

Executive Producer, BBC StoryWorks

Claire Tunley

CEO, Financial Services Skills Commission

Conrad Ford

Chief Product Officer, Allica Bank

Cristina Bentué

Chief Operating Officer, Irius Risk

Damien Shieber

Non-Executive Director and Board Member, Progress Together

Dan Graf

Co-Founder & CEO, Earthchain

Dan Shellard

Partner, Breega 

Daniel Doll Steinberg

Co-Founder, EdenBase

Daniel Layne

CEO, QV Systems

Daniel Underwood

Head of Credit Risk and Recoveries, LendInvest 

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

Dr Jeremy Silver

CEO, Digital Catapult

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

Elise Lockyer

Chief People Officer, Sonovate 

Emma Joyce

Chief Executive Officer & Board Member, GBBC Digital Finance

Emma-Jane Connolly

Executive Director of Product Management, Aquis 

Eric Collins

CEO and Founding Member, Impact X Capital Partners

Eric Mouilleron | Founder & CEO
Eric Mouilleron

Founder & CEO, Bankable

Erica House

Account Executive - Wealth, TrueLayer

Evgenia Loginova

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

Ezechi Britton


Frederick Bouverat

Founder and CEO, TPE

Gail Arkle

Director of Client Experience, StepChange

Gareth Cleverly

Sales Director, Wealth99

Gihan Hyde

CEO & Founder, CommUnique

Gilbert Verdian

Founder & CEO, Quant

Gurdeep Singh Kohli

SC Ventures, Standard Chartered

Gwyneth Nurse

Director-General, Financial Services, HM Treasury

Helen Child 

Founder & CEO, Open Banking Excellence (OBE)

Hema Gandhi

CEO & Founder, LatentBridge

Hilary Smyth-Allen

Executive Lead, SuperTech

Ian Sutherland

CFO and Head of Net Zero, Tide

Iana Dimitrova

Chief Executive, OpenPayd

Ildefonso Olmedo

CDiO Customer & Innovation, Blockchain Lead, Santander

Ilyas Khan

Founder & CEO, Cambridge Quantum Computing

Ingrid Anusic

Marketing Director, Moneyhub

Iren Levina

Senior Adviser, Productive Finance Working Group

Jaidev Janardana | CEO
Jaidev Janardana

CEO, Zopa

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

Citi Country Officer, UK; Cluster Head, UK, Jersey; CEO Citigroup Global Markets Limited

Janine Hirt | COO
Janine Hirt

CEO, Innovate Finance

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

Kate Pender

Executive Director, Fair4All Finance 

Katharine Wooller

Business Unit Director, CoinCover 

Katie Derham

TV Host

Katrin Herrling

CEO and Co-Founder, Funding XChange

Kimberley Abbott

CEO & Founder, Vested Impact 

Kirit Bhatia

Head of Business Development, Ripple 

Kirsty Duncan | Founder & CEO
Kristy Duncan

Founder & CEO, Women in Payments

Kunal Jhanji

Managing Director and Partner, Boston Consulting Group 

Liam Gray

Strategic Account Manager, Plaid

Liam Green

Co-founder & COO, Capsule Insurance Services Ltd 

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 Chorazak

Partner, Shearman & Sterling 

Mark Little

Head of Strategy, Fraud & Identity, LexisNexis Risk Solutions

Mark Mullen | CEO
Mark Mullen

CEO, Atom Bank

Mark Walker

Editorial Director, The Fintech Times

Martin Sokk

Co-founder & CEO, Lightyear

Mary Agbesanwa

Fintech Growth Lead, Seccl

Mary MacPherson

Innovation & Experience Design Director, Ernst & Young LLP

Matt Cooper | Chief Commercial Officer
Matt Cooper

Co-CEO of Crowdcube

Matt Freeguard

Investing Product Manager, Shares

Matthew Peake

Global Director of Public Policy, Onfido

Merusha Naidu

Global Head of Partnerships (Scheme), Paymentology

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

Mike Walters

CPO, Form3

Mr Christopher Hui

Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury

Myles Stephenson | CEO
Myles Stephenson

Founder & 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 

Nicky Goulimis

Co-Founder & Board Director, Nova Credit 

Nicola Anderson

CEO, FinTech Scotland 

Oliver Smith

Managing Editor and Head of Content, AltFi

Olya Parafiyanovich

co-founder and Head of Growth, Manigo

Parveen Kaur

Chief Customer Officer, Leeds Building Society

Paul Taylor

Founder & CEO, Thought Machine

Philippa Martinelli |
Philippa Martinelli

Founder, Phronesis

Pranav Sood

GM, EMEA at Airwallex

Prof Markos Zachariadis

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

Quentin Martin

Director of Product, Capital on Tap

Reuben Lim

Chief Operating Officer, Singapore FinTech Association

Richard Arundel

Chief Evangelist & Co-founder, Currencycloud

Richard Fenner

Director of Public Policy, Euroclear 

Rob Straathof

CEO, Liberis 

Robin Scher

Strategic FinTech Investing, Lloyds Banking Group

Ronan Carter

Client Partner, Payment Fintechs, Google Cloud

Ruhi Dang

Product Lead for Europe Markets, Stripe

Ruth Foxe Blader 

Partner, Anthemis

Ryan Mendy

Chief Communications Officer, Zilch

Sabine VanderLinden

CEO & Managing Partner, Alchemy Crew

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

Sarah Williams-Gardener

CEO, FinTech Wales

Shachar Bialick

Founder and CEO, Curve

Shân Millie

Founder, Bright Blue Hare

Shaun Port 

Managing Director, Everyday Banking, JPMorgan Chase

Sherry Madera

CFA, SVP, Public Policy & Government Affairs, Mastercard Chair, Future of Sustainable Data Alliance

Simi Shah

Project Director in Innovation and Growth, City of London Corporation 

Simon Church

Strategic Advisor to a number of Private Equity Firms, Strategic Advisor to Persefoni, & an Advisory Board member of Glasswall Solutions

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 Gibson

Partner, Element Ventures 

Steve Naudé

Global Head of Wise Platform at Wise

Steve Toland

Co-Founder & CEO, TransFICC

Susanne Chishti | CEO
Susanne Chishti

CEO, Fintech Circle

Sushil Kuner

Principal Associate, Gowling WLG

Swarnali Mitra

Product Director at CUR8, Co-founder & Investor at Nodes

Taffy Jo Meyers

Global Proposition Leader of Commercial Insurance, WTW

Theo Blackwell MBE

Chief Digital Officer, London

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 Bull

EY UK FinTech Growth Leader, Ernst & Young LLP 

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

Vaibhav Tiwari

Co-Founder and Chief Product Officer, Scroll Finance

Valentina Kristensen | Director of Growth & Communications
Valentina Kristensen

Director of Growth & Communications, OakNorth

Vanessa Roberts

Head of Strategy & Responsible Business, Leeds Building Society

Vivienne Artz OBE

Chair of the IRSG Data Committee

Ylva Oertengren

COO, Simply Asset Finance

Yvonne Bajela

Partner, Phoenix Court

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