Over the course of this exclusive invitation only 2-day event, we will focus on how financial institutions can harness financial innovation and digital technologies now and in the future. Curious Thinkers will explore the latest trends and insights via leading global and local experts, demonstrating how financial institutions can adopt new innovations and technology to remain relevant and compete to win in this rapidly changing environment.
Adam Theobald (Co-founder & CEO of Ordermentum) is a renowned Australian entrepreneur with a wealth of experience in building products for the food & beverage sector. He’s co-founded three tech-focussed start-ups, including the successful order ahead app, Beat the Q (now Hey You). This led him to co-found Ordermentum, an ordering and payments app for venues and suppliers. Under Adam’s leadership, the company has grown to 35,000+ venues and 600+ suppliers, and over $2 billion in orders transacted.
Amanda is a renowned thought leader on customer experience. She combines current consumer insights with fascinating research into buying behaviour, delivering organisations and business owners powerful strategies for connecting with their customers. She has consulted big brands, including Lendlease, Microsoft, Procter and Gamble and even the Australian Liberal Party.
Anthony is Visa's Head of Innovation & Partnerships for Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific. His team focus on new payment flows and innovative partnerships including digital only banks, BNPL & crypto exchange clients. Anthony is responsible for leading Visa's strategy on collaborative product design to deliver market-leading payment experiences for clients.
Bianca is Cuscal's Chief Client Officer & Deputy CEO, leading the Product, Client Services & Operations teams. She has over 20 years' experience in financial services with large US and Australian companies, both public and private. Prior to Cuscal she worked in senior legal and compliance company secretariat roles with Genworth, GE Capital and DLA Phillips Fox.
Brett is a bestselling author and Innovator of the Year for 2012 by American Banker (Bank Technology News). He has released 5 Globally Bestselling books. A global thought leader in financial services and customer experience, he publishes regularly in his role as industry advisor on Huffington Post, Internet Evolution, FinExtra and his personal blog Banking4Tomorrow.com.
Dr Catriona has been recognised by the AFR as the Most Influential Woman in Business & Entrepreneurship. She is an expert in the field of Artificial Intelligence and is an Adjunct Professor, Chair of an AI VC fund and an Executive Director of Gradient Institute. Catriona believes that sharing knowledge about the responsible use of technology is her true path & purpose.
Christian is the Co-Founder & CEO of Monoova. Over the past 5 years, he has led the building of a company servicing domestic and international tech-first platforms such a TransferWise, Nium and a significant portion of the Australian digital-currency industry. He has been a finalist for the 'Outstanding Fintech Leader of the Year' by Fintech Australia in 2020 and 2021.
Craig is Cuscal's Managing Director and plays an integral role in steering Cuscal's development to becoming the preferred partner for payments product and services in Australia. He has more than 30 years of experience in financial services, with particular expertise in digital banking and payments. Craig is also a Director of Australian Payments Plus Limited.
James is one of Australia's most respected, entertaining and experienced corporate speakers, master facilitator, corporate comedians and media personalities. He is best known as the host of over 300 episodes of "The New inventors" on ABC-TV, and for his witty and entertaining programs on ABC Local Radio. He was also our MC for Curious Thinkers in 2021.
Jamie is Cuscal's Domain Lead, Regulated Data Services, and is a data champion and fintech fanatic, with a passion for Consumer Data Right. As the Founder of Open Data Australia and the Chapter Lead at FDATA, she has been advocating for Open Banking and benefits of the CDR with Government, Regulators and leaders in Australia and New Zealand for the last few years.
Katrina has over 25 years' experience in financial services, locally & overseas. She is the Managing Director at NPP Australia, the domestic real-time account to account payments infrastructure. NPP Australia is part of Australian Payments Plus. Previously, Katrina was Head of Engagement responsible for working with FIs, fintechs and others to grow NPP volumes & services.
Kieran is Cuscal's Chief Risk Officer, responsible for all risk management functions and enhancing Cuscal’s risk management culture and capability across the business. He has more than 25 years of experience in financial services and risk management. Kieran has held general management roles in risk at Westpac, St George and the Australian Securities Exchange.
Luke is the GM of Australia & NZ for GoCardless. He is a payments expert with more than 15 years' experience in the industry, and a proven go-to-market leader with specialisation in regional commercial strategy, product strategy & execution. GoCardless, a global fintech, has built the world's first truly global payments platform specialising in account-to-account payments.
Mark is the Chief Customer Officer at Azupay. He has spent over 25 years in banking holding senior operations, strategy and sales executive leadership positions across several leading APAC financial services organisations. 15 years of that time being specifically focussed on global and domestic payments including 3 years as Head of Payments & Cash Management for ANZ Bank Australia.
Martijn is Partner, National Cyber Lead at KPMG Australia. He specialises in cyber security & digital risk management. Martijn has an established a track record of delivering cyber security & risk transformation programmes across financial services, manufacturing, critical national infrastructure and the technology sector. He has led & delivered over 100 cyber security engagements for KPMG's clients.
Michael is a multi-award winning speaker, trend forecaster and bestselling author of nine books. With clients including KPMG, Pepsi and Cisco, he has helped some of the world’s most successful brands navigate disruption and maintain momentum. He is a regular commentator on TV and radio and is also a familiar face on the international conference circuit.
Nathan is Cuscal's Head of Product, Emerging Services, leading the NPP & CDR both at a product development level, as well as industry representation and client engagement. With more than 20 years in the banking and payments industry, he has focused on creating and launching new payment solutions that deliver competitive advantage & enhanced customer experience.
Rimal is Zai's Chief Commercial Officer. He is responsible for driving the growth of Zai globally including sales, partnerships and the commercialisation of Zai products and services. Rimal has over 15 years of experience in financial services and technology across Asia Pacific and Europe. Prior to Zai, he was the Co-Chief Executive Officer at Assembly Payments.
Dr Scott is a senior partner of King & Wood Mallesons with more than 25 years' experience in financial markets, financial systems & financial technology law. He is an adjunct professor of the School of Private and Commercial Law at UNSW and has led the Australian Government’s recent review into the Australian Payment System & the two inquiries which designed, and developed, the framework for Australia's CDR.
Simone is the CEO & co-founder of Paypa Plane. She is the Chair of Fintech Australia and sits on multiple advisory groups for Australian payments regulatory bodies and payment associations. Simone has most recently been recognised as The Outstanding Australian Fintech Leader of the Year (Finnies Awards 2021) & awarded the Paris Fintech Forum Fintech Award (2020).
Tim is a FinTech professional with over 10+ years’ experience working across marketing, product and strategy. He has a passion for the ever-evolving landscape of cryptocurrency and blockchain. Tim is currently responsible for growth and partnerships as Chief Business Development Officer of CoinSpot one of Australia’s leading cryptocurrency exchanges.
Todd is an adventurer, award-winning documentary-maker, television presenter and businessman. He is the co-creator of the Earth Hour initiative, one of the largest environmental movements in history. The Financial Review and News Limited ranked him as one of the most influential executives in Australia. Todd sits on the Board of Directors for Qantas.
The Turbulent and Disruptive Future of Fintech & Banking – Brett King
Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation – Dr Catriona Wallace
The Future of the Customer Experience – Amanda Stevens
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