Financial forum INNOVATIONS (hybrid event)

Working language of the event is English. There will be translation in Bulgarian for the streaming

9th of June 2021, Sofia, Bulgaria, Launchee space (Kepler Hall), TZUM, 2 Knyaginya Maria Luiza Blvd., Sofia


9.30 – 9.50 Opening: Nina Stoyanova – Deputy Governor in charge of the Banking Department and Member of the Governing Council of the Bulgarian National Bank
9.50 – 11.50 Panel 1: The fourth dimension of the financial business – visionary and eco-systems time
9.50 – 10.20 Keynote: Digital next: Banking through the C19 crisis, and beyond. How banks will be restructured in a world of much more AI, robots, clouds and other rapidly developing technologies. Why do eco-systems become more than necessary but mandatory? – Martin Boyle – Chief Transformation Officer, Metro Bank UK, Aleksander Petrov – Senior partner, McKinsey London.
10.20 – 11.50 Discussion
Topics: What bank does the customer want? Banks – not only a secure space for money, but an advisory in managing of personal finance. What else? The new reality: a lonely, remote customer in front of the computer: How to manage the customer experience in time of crisis? C 19 pandemic and the financial business. What’s next? Does C 19 provoke a tectonic change in banking?
Participants: Teodora Petkova – CEO at UniCredit Bulbank,
Petya Dimitrova – CEO at Postbank,
Petr Baron – CEO at TBI,
Nikola Bakalov – CEO at Fibank,
Diana Miteva – Executive Director at DSK Bank,
Christof De Mill – Country CFO, Innovation leader for KBC Group in Bulgaria,
Georgi Zamanov – CEO at Allianz Bank Bulgaria,
Miroslav Vichev – CEO at BORICA,
Kalin Radev – Founder and Executive Director at Software Group
Moderator: Georgi Konov – Partner, McKinsey UAE
11.50 – 13.10 Panel 2: Fintech revolution continues. It is time for eco-systems
11.50 – 12.00 Keynote: „Adopting hyper-personalisation in financial services“ – Margaret Doyle, Partner, Financial Services at Deloitte
12.00 – 12.10 Keynote: „Why are mainstream banks still main stream? Did the challenger banks achieve to challenge the mainstream banks to a point of displacing them or did they help them become better and more innovative, while remaining main stream? – Sophie Bertin – Founder and CEO at Parnima Consulting AG
12.10 – 13.10 Discussion
Topics: Payment industry – before, during and after pandemic: analysis, conclusions, trends and adequate structural changes. Thinking like a Fintech, acting like a bank – the new normal. Digital wallets: reconfiguring of the financial business
Participants: Sevdalina Vasileva – General Manager at Visa for Bulgaria, Greece and Cyprus,
Vladimir Mahnev – Head of Digital transformation and Innovation, Raiffeisenbank (Bulgaria)
Goran Angelov – Founder and Manager of IBS,
Daniel Aleksiev – Deputy Director of Payment Services at BORICA,
Prof. Dr. Georgi Dimitrov – member of the Board of Directors of Evrotrust Technologies,
Boyan Byanov – Regional Director for CEE at Raisin,
Richard Kibble – Partner at Deloitte,
Filip Genov – founder and CEO of F27,
Christos Ttiniozou – CEO, iSpiral
Moderator: Dimitar Popov – Director Consulting at Deloitte
13.10 – 14.00 Lunch break
14.00 – 15.10 Panel 3 Club Digital manager. Digital financial services – time for eco-systems!
Topics: Big data: Data is the financial business fuel, but in order the engine to work properly, the data working algorithm is what matters. Open Banking: new digital solutions for financial products. Onboarding: New client experience and new client’s competition. Cyber security: the dance between technologies and hacking. The battle David vs Goliath is not finished and is fighting with variable success
Participants: Hristina Martsenkova – COO at Allianz Bank Bulgaria,
George Galtchin – Chief Digital Transformation Officer at TBI Bank,
Victor Stoyanov – Head of Remote Services and Digital Channels at UniCredit Bulbank,
Borislav Dikov – Head of Digital Banking Department at Postbank,
Nely Yolovska – Head of Sales at BORICA,
Georgi Robev – Regional Business Director Europe and Central Asia at Software Group
Moderator: Georgi Ganev – Commercial Director at IBM Bulgaria