Europe’s only dedicated Instant Payments conference

Previous Speakers
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Silvia Mensdorff-Pouilly

General Manager Europe
ACI worldwide

Silvia Mensdorff-Pouilly is General Manager Europe for the ACI On Premise division of ACI Worldwide. Silvia has more than 15 years’ experience in payments across all areas of the value chain from consumer payments to transaction banking, having held senior roles within ACI Worldwide for the past 10 years.
Silvia brings diverse and extensive experience in the payments industry and financial services space, with a focus on building strong, long-term relationships. She is passionate about making consumer payments seamless and supporting customers with an emphasis on leveraging innovation and bringing parties together. She works directly with senior executives in the industry, including the top banks, acquirers, issuers and major global networks. This results in a great understanding of complex, enterprise payment solutions from fraud to immediate payments and innovation.
The European team at ACI Worldwide delivers solutions to a diverse range of customers for whom payment transactions are core to their business. This includes banks, processors, central infrastructures, FinTechs and other eMoney payment services.
Silvia is also an active participant of FemTech Leaders and Women in Payments, and an executive board member of the European Women Payments Network, influencing change in the industry. You can follow her on twitter @silviamensdorff or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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Michael Knetsch

Global Head of Instant Payments Development
Deutsche Bank

Michael is Director Business Product Expert at Deutsche bank. He is responsible for driving delivery of Payment capabilities, innovating client proposition development for Retail, corporate, FI & NBFI client base, building Relationship; networking within intra-bank, corporate & industry fora within EMEA. He has deep knowledge of the complete end to end cash management value chain and related proposition and products

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Ludy Limburg

Bank Treasury business development manager

Ludy is Bank Treasury business development manager at ING. He is representing the Liquidity and Money Market front-office in the Cash and Liquidity design and project execution, aligning the BT business needs to the change agenda. In addition, he is responsible for representing BT as business partner in various governing bodies overseeing change within ING as a whole. Furthermore, he is also monitoring regulatory changes in the payment, cash and liquidity space and coordinate external representation and internal alignment.

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Steven Pairman

Head of Digital Channels, Europe & Americas
Standard Chartered Bank

Steven joined Standard Chartered in 2017 as Head of Digitisation and Client Access Europe & Americas, and Cash Product, Europe based in London. He has regional responsibility for the Standard Chartered channels supporting Cash, Trade and Security Services products, including ensuring the European and American client base are informed on the channel capabilities and product development roadmap. Steven is also focussed on the Innovation agenda in Cash & Trade industry, including PSD2, APIs, Instant Payments & Mobile Money. He has worked in the Financial Services/ Payments Industry for most of his working life.

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Mirjam Plooij

Policy Advisor Payments System
European Central Bank

Mirjam Plooij is a market infrastructure expert in the Market Innovation and Integration Division at the ECB. Her main focus area is the implementation of instant payment services in Europe, including innovative payment solutions based on instant payments. As such she also participates in various stakeholder groups related to these topics. Before joining the ECB, she worked at De Nederlandsche Bank, at first mainly on the SEPA migration project and later on issues related to innovation in retail payments as well as European regulatory developments. She has also been involved in research on interchange fees for card payments and studies on consumer payment behaviour.

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Heimen Schuring

Head of Channel Support & Payment Engine

Heimen Schuring is Head of Channel Support & Payment Engine at Rabobank. He is responsible for running and changing the core processes and systems of Payment Processing and Implementation of Dutch Instant Payments scheme. He is also responsible for coordination of GDPR compliancy of Payments Area, managing / steering renewal of the entire Payment Infrastructure (a multimillion, multiyear program), implementation of SEPA systems and processing incl solving major issues after go live. In addition to this, he is also a Member of Payments Architecture Board

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Charles Bunnik

Market Infrastructures Project Manager

Charles is Market Infrastructures Project Manager at ABN Amro. He is responsible for monitoring external developments in market infrastructures, trade associations and standardisation bodies in the payments, cash & cards, cash liquidity and collateral management and SWIFT area and determining the impact on ABN AMRO, the position of ABN AMRO and advocating the ABN AMRO position externally in close cooperation with the lines of business

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Conny Dorrestijn

Founding Partner BankiFi
and Conference Chairwoman

Conny is the founding partner at BankiFi. She is listed on the 50 Most Influential Women in Fintech, Conny Dorrestijn has worked for over 25 years in marketing and business development roles in the international financial technology industry. Until December 2017 she was responsible for global payments marketing at FIS. In January 2018 she founded BankiFi (UK/NL) together with Mark Hartley, whose vision on the future of Open Banking serves as the main strategy for this consent centric “from Gig to Big” Open Business Banking technology company.

She is an Advisory Board Member of Holland FinTech and AdviceRobo, and a non-executive board member at Blanco Services and Arches Capital and a BAI Global Innovations Awards Judge (USA). She has also been an Associate for the Digital Insurance Agenda since its foundation in 2016.

She is a frequent speaker/narrator at international events such as EWPN, BAI, EBA Day and Money2020, Blockchain Innovation Conference and many other industry events around fintech, payments, Open Banking and Blockchain.

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Grzegorz Leńkowski

Director of Instant Payments Business Line

Grzegorz is Director of Instant Payments Business Line. He is responsible for Express Elixir instant payments system, including overlay services (P2P mobile payments). He was also the member of international working groups: European Payments Council Task Forces for instant payments and P2P mobile payments, SCT Inst Scheme Rulebook Development TF, EACHA Innovation Group.

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Jacob Belton Groth

Head of Mobile Payment Solutions

Jacob is Head of Mobile Payment Solutions and is leading a team of product managers responsible for Nordea’s engagement in local Mobile Payment schemes across the Nordics (DK/MobilePay, NO/Vipps, SE/Swish and FI/Siirto), and leveraging on Nordea’s significant reach and position across the Nordics, offering the dominant solution for consumers as well as corporates domestically, while being the preferred partner for corporates with activities across the Nordics.

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Fabrizio Dinacci

Senior Market Infrastructure Expert
Directorate General Market Infrastructure and Payments
European Central Bank

Fabrizio Dinacci is part of the TARGET Instant Payment Settlement Project Team and a Senior Market Infrastructure Expert at the European Central Bank. He started his career in Banca d’Italia where he contributed to the development of TARGET2 (the RTGS of the euro) and TARGET2-Securities. He left Banca d’Italia as an Advisor and joined the European Central Bank as a member of the operational team in the market infrastructure division. He has been closely involved in the definition of the Eurosystem’s strategy for the future of its market infrastructure. Currently, he is also a member of the T2-T2S Consolidation Project Team and participates in the EPC Scheme Technical Forum.

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Francis De Roeck

Head of European Payments offer
BNP Paribas

Francis is Head of European Payments offer . Francis joined the BNP Paribas group in 2003 and held several different senior managerial positions. Previously he was the Member of the Board at AGF Belgium Bank. He is a payments expert and is involved in the SEPA process since the start. He is a member of various industry committees and represents BNP Paribas in several forums related to development of payments, e-payments and cash management. He is EPC Scheme Management Board member and co-chaired the ERPB e-mandates working group.