Ruth Wandhöfer is a regulatory and FinTech expert in the financial services space and one of the foremost authorities on banking regulatory matters. Ruth's key responsibilities include driving regulatory and industry dialogue and developing product and market strategy in line with the evolving regulatory and innovation landscape.
David Thevenon - SoftBank
Elly Hardwick - Deutsche Bank
Elly Hardwick is Head of Innovation at Deutsche Bank, responsible for leading the bank’s innovation activities and managing the Deutsche Bank Labs globally. Working at the intersection of technology and financial services, Elly works closely with fintechs and Deutsche Bank’s business divisions to discover, evaluate and drive the adoption of innovations that will shape the future of banking.
Irene Arias - IDB Group, Latin America
José Carvalho - American Express
Nshuti Lucy Mbabazi - Ecobank, Africa
Nshuti Lucy Mbabazi serves as Assistant Vice President, Push Payments for Ecobank Group, overseeing mobile payments strategy and implementation across 36 African countries where Ecobank operates. Prior to Ecobank, Nshuti served as country manager overseeing operations for Rwanda, Burundi and Malawi. Prior to this role, she led the coordination of Visa – Government of Rwanda (GoR) Public Private Partnership initiatives 2011 – 2015, established to lay the foundation for digitization of Rwanda’s economy and financial inclusion. She was also part of a team of seven who led the mVISA pilot in Rwanda, now Visa Scan To Pay.
Ben Luckett is the Managing Director of Aviva Ventures – Aviva’s Corporate Venture Capital Fund. His role is to invest in early stage, high growth potential companies for strategic returns. Ben set up the £100m fund in 2015 as part of Aviva’s Innovation Strategy.