UK FinTech Week Eastern Europe and Central Asia
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22 November
23 November
24 November
25 November
26 November
14:00-15:30 (Moscow time)
14:00-15:30 (Moscow time)
Russia
Data-driven banking: SMEs and corporate businesses
SIDE SESSION
to be hosted on: webinar.ru

14:00-14:10
14:00-14:10
Keynote address
14:10-15:10
14:10-15:10
Case studies & discussions
Expect an interesting discussion on data-driven banking and how Russian and UK banks apply big data analysis to digitalise legacy systems, modernise risk assessment metrics and customise product offer to achieve better cutomer retention and commercial success.

Speakers:
  • Esra Akin, Head of Eurasia and Emerging Markets TheCityUK (UK) - Chair
  • Stephane Ulcakar, Associate Partner, EY-Parthenon (Russia)
  • Gabriele Sabato, CEO, Wiserfunding (UK)
  • Rikard af Ekenstam, MD Europe, Trade Ledger (UK)
  • Aleksey Tregubov, CBO, Delobank (Russia)
  • Avantika Goel, Managing Director for India, Wiserfunding (India)
  • Nadezha Pritchina, Director, EY-Parthenon, (Russia)
15:10-15:30
15:10-15:30
Q&As
14:00-15:30 (Istanbul time)
14:00-15:30 (Istanbul time)
Turkey
RegTech in AML/CFT Compliance
SIDE SESSION
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14:00-14:10
14:00-14:10
Keynote address
14:10-15:10
14:10-15:10
Case studies & discussions
Join this session, if you would like to delve into practical issues on AML/CFT compliance in Turkey. Expect an insightful discussion on how Turkish and UK banks use technologies to streamline their KYC procedures and digitalise compliance functions internally.

Speakers:
  • Richard Maton, International RegTech Association (UK) - Chair
  • Onur Dogan, Partner, EY Consulting (Turkey)
  • Ozge Gursoy, Head of Compliance, ING Bank (Turkey)
  • Tolunay Kansay, Head of Financial Crime and Compliance, HSBC (Turkey)
  • Ilker Fatih Kil, Senior Associate, BASEAK (Turkey)
  • Russ Cohn, GM International, OCR Labs (UK)
  • Paul Iezzi, Solutions Consultant, Customer & Third Party, Refinitiv (UK)
15:10-15:30
15:10-15:30
Q&As
9:00-11:30 (GMT*)
9:00-11:30 (GMT*)
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Open banking and cloud banking
MAIN CONFERENCE
to be hosted on: proofix.tv

9:00-9:10
9:00-9:10
Keynote address
9:10-10:10
9:10-10:10
Open banking: innovative propositions in BaaS and embedded finance
This session will touch on innovative BaaS models and also how embedded finance enables cooperation in e-commerce and digital banking. We will also discuss NeoBanks and how their models operate and what partnerships bring commercial success. Open APIs play crucial role, so we will look into international experience of deploying large scale open banking initiatives.

Q&As (10 mins)

Speakers:
  • Helen Chair, Founder, Open Banking Excellence (UK) - Chair
  • Shaul David, Head of Banking, Railsbank (UK)
  • Simon Taylor, Chief Product Officer, 11:FS (UK)
  • Rostyslav Dyuk, Chairman, Ukrainian Association of FinTech and Innovation Companies (Ukraine)
  • Nikita Lomov, Head of Analytics, Association FinTech (Russia)
  • Alexander Bulah, Business Development, Apibank (Belarus)
  • Bulent Tekmen, CEO, Colendi (UK)
  • Phillip Mind, Principal, UK Finance (UK)
10:10-10:30
10:10-10:30
Virtual coffee break
10:30-11:30
10:30-11:30
Cloud banking: strategic imperative?
Join this session, if you would like to see how banks use cloud infrastructure and third-party services to achieve commercial gains, i.e. revenue generation and maximisation of operational efficiency. The panel will share insights on how cloud services help banks to customise their products and achieve faster time-to-market.

Q&As (10 mins)

Speakers:
  • TBC (Chair)
  • Mark Davies, Partner, Element22 (UK): "Cloud data and analytics"
  • Panos Skliamis, CEO, SPIN Analytics (UK): "A new paradigm of credit risk modelling in cloud banking"
  • Konstantin Aushev, Partner IT Advisory, KPMG (Kazakhstan): "Safe way to cloud architecture"
  • Mary Connor, Retail Banking Product Director, Finastra (UK): Finastra's experience in cloud adoption in banking
  • Maksym Hlotov, Senior Associate, Baker McKenzie (Ukraine): "Legal and regulatory issues of migration into the cloud by the Ukrainian banks"
  • Aleksey Tregubov, CBO, Delobank (Russia): case study on cloud tech
9:00-10:30 (GMT*)
9:00-10:30 (GMT*)
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
The role of venture capital in developing FinTech ecosystems
SIDE SESSION
to be hosted on: webinar.ru

9:00-9:10
9:00-9:10
Keynote address
9:10-10:10
9:10-10:10
Presentations & discussions
Markets in EECA region and the UK have built vibrant and innovative FinTech ecosystems. Now is the time to learn from each other. We will hear from representatives of leading FinTech ecosystems in EECA and UK on how they have amplified their growth by working with venture capital firms and accelerators to scale up FinTechs.

Speakers:
  • TBC (UK) - Chair
  • Michael Boevink, Head of Sales FinTech Circle Scaling Program, FinTech Circle (UK)
  • Kiyan Zandiyeh, CEO, Sturgeon Capital (UK)
  • Arslan Kudiyar, CEO Venture Rocket Eurasia (Kazakhstan)
  • Ihsan Elgin, Co-Founder, FinTech Istanbul (Turkey)
  • Dilshod Khashimov, Director, UzVC (Uzbekistan)
10:10-10:30
10:10-10:30
Q&As
10:40-11:00
10:40-11:00
How to open your international office in the UK
The UK has the largest number of "unicorns" (companies with a value of over $1 bln) in Europe; most of them are in FinTech. Many overseas companies choose to locate their international offices in the UK. We will hear from the Department for International Trade (DIT) team on doing business in the field of financial services and FinTech in the UK and how DIT supports companies from Eastern Europe and Central Asia planning to set up their business presence in the UK.

Speakers:
  • Mike King, DIT (EECA region)
  • Mehmet Basaran, DIT (Turkey, Ukraine, Belarus)
  • Anastasia Malysheva, DIT (Russia, Armenia, Kazakhstan
9:00-10:30 (GMT*)
9:00-10:30 (GMT*)
Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Nurturing FinTech talents
SIDE SESSION
to be hosted on: webinar.ru

9:00-9:10
9:00-9:10
Keynote address
9:10-10:10
9:10-10:10
Presentations & discussions
EECA region has tech talents in abudance. What more can be done to upskill them and drive innovations in FinTech space? Join this session if you want to hear from representatives of leading FinTech ecosystems in EECA and UK. They will share their experience in upskilling FinTech talents and growing talents locally. We will also hear from leading UK providers of FinTech upskilling programmes.

Speakers:
  • TBC (UK) - Chair
  • Vikas Aggarwal, Regional Head of Policy - Eurasia and New Market Development, ACCA (UK)
  • Robin Butler, Investment Director, Sturgeon Capital (UK)
  • Michael Boevink, Head of Sales FinTech Circle Scaling Program, FinTech Circle (UK)
  • Assel Abdrakhmanova, Head of Corporate Innovations, Tech Hub AIFC (Kazakhstan)
  • Vladimir Diakov, Head of Development Programmes, Moscow Innovation Cluster (Russia)
  • Farrukh Kholmukhamedov, Director of VC, IT Park (Uzbekistan)
  • Osman Serdar Kucukcirkin, Assistant Manager, Isbank (Turkey)
10:10-10:30
10:10-10:30
Q&As
* In order to avoid any confusion in times, please consider time zone differences. The UK time (GMT) will serve as benchmark in order to help determine exact times of sessions.

Kyiv (GMT+2); Minsk (GMT+3); Moscow (GMT+3); Istanbul (GMT+3); Baku (GMT+4);
Tbilisi (GMT+4); Yerevan (GMT+4); Tashkent (GMT+5); Bishkek (GMT+6); Nur-Sultan (GMT+6)
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