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The Financial Services Club Agenda 2014

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It's been a manic season of Financial Services Club meetings now that we are in eight cities - Bratislava, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Oslo, Stockholm, Vienna and Warsaw - and it does not look like changing soon so, in the spirit of sharing, here's the headline events for the Club over the next four months:


27th February 2013
The hottest developments in mobile banking
Jim Marous, Senior Vice President, New Control (USA)


6th March 2014
The digital revolution is a game changer!
Iren Tranvåg, Chairman for The Financial Services Club in Norway

Speakers include:

  • Chris Skinner, Chair of The Financial Services Club
  • Roy Vella, Managing Director, Vella Ventures Ltd.
  • Tor Jacobsen, CEO, TSM Nordic
  • Stig Waagbø , EVP, Schibsted Norway
  • Rune Sjøhelle, Communication Director, Nordea


11th March 2014
A view from the Financial Services Ombudsman
William Prasifka, Financial Services Ombudsman


12th March 2014
The future of retail banking (dinner)
Deanna Oppenheimer, CEO, CameoWorks LLC


17th March 2014
What impact will the European Banking Union have on CEE’s banks?

  • Bob Fuller, Chief Administration Officer, Fixnetix
  • Chris Skinner, Chair of the Financial Services Club
  • Jozef Sikela, CEO, Slovenska Sporitelna
  • Vladimir Dvoracek, Executive Director of the Financial Market Supervision Unit from National Bank of Slovakia


19th March 2014
Innovating in new markets
Matteo Rizzi, General Partner, SBT (Sberbank Technology Research) Capital


25th March 2014
An update on EU financial services legislation and associated initiatives
Dr. David Doyle, EU Policy Advisor on Financial Markets


31st March 2014
Crowdfunding an investment bank
Simon Dixon, Founder, Bank to the Future


7th April 2014
Creating the most innovative bank in the world
Matthias Kröner, CEO of FIDOR Bank AG


10th April 2014
An update on the world of P2P lending
Giles Andrews, CEO, Zopa 


24th April 2014
Andreas Dombret, Chief Executive Officer of the German Bundesbank


29th April 2014
“The Future of Money”
David Birch, Director, Consult Hyperion


30th April 2014
KYC: the state of play
Joachim von Haenisch, CEO, KYC-Exchange
Jim Nelson, Compliance Director, Standard Chartered Bank


8th May 2014 
Does SEPA matter?
Panel: Ruth Wandhofer and Simon Bailey


15th May 
The UK housing bubble: opportunity or crisis?
Paul Smee, Director General, the Council of Mortgage Lenders


27th May 2014
The state of innovation in banking
Lazaro Campos, former CEO, SWIFT


28th May 2014 (dinner)
Customer focus in banking: where is it?
Owen Woodley, Managing Director, Retail Banking, Lloyds Banking Group


17th June 2014
Innovating in new markets
Dr Mircea Mihaescu, Director, Sberbank Technology Research Center

If you want to come to any of these meetings, join the Club!


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Chris Skinner is best known as an independent commentator on the financial markets through his blog,, as author of the bestselling book Digital Bank, and Chair of the European networking forum the Financial Services Club. He has been voted one of the most influential people in banking by The Financial Brand (as well as one of the best blogs), a FinTech Titan (Next Bank), one of the Fintech Leaders you need to follow (City AM, Deluxe and Jax Finance), as well as one of the Top 40 most influential people in financial technology by the Wall Street Journal's Financial News. To learn more click here...

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