Agenda 2018


Financial Forum Innovation

Sofia, Sofia, 26 April (Thursday) 2018, Hilton hotel Sofia, Musala hall


08:30 – 09:00 Registration and welcome coffee
09:00 – 12:45

Panel 1: Banks 4.0 – Not How, but When!

Moderator: Vanya Manova, Country Manager of MasterCard for Bulgaria and Macedonia

  • Branches of the future, or future without branches?
  • Financial ecosystems: Can banks be the conductor of the orchestra?
  • Digital banks: Transition to new client generations?
  • What will the bank of the future look like: technological company, digital platform for digital services, or …? The battle for the client of the future?
  • How to kill a bank? On cyber security and confidence in the bank
  • Is Europe ready for the new standards?
  • PSD 2, the new open banking standard: New competition, new efficiency, new drive for innovations?
Participants Daniel Martyniuk, Partner, Deloitte Digital, CE
Topic: “Digital Banking Maturity

Petko Angelov, Associate Partner, McKinsey, Dubai
Topic: “Digital Eco-Systems – How Banks Can Compete in a Sector without Frontiers”

Pablo Padin, Partner, Financial Services Sector – Banking & Financial Markets Center of Competency (BFM CoC) Global Business Services, IBM
Topic: “Transforming for a Digital Future”

Maja Sterieva, Chief Finance Officer and Member of the Board of Directors, Komercijalna Banka Skopje
Topic: „Innovative product – KOMPAY“

Tsvetanka Mintcheva, Director, Global Banking Service, Member of the Management Board, UniCredit Bulbank
Topic: “The digital dreams: seamless integrating new technologies”

Valentin Galabov, Executive Director, Member of the Management Board, TBI Bank
Topic: “TBI Bank: Digitalisation of Consumer Credits End-to-End”

Daniel Aleksiev, Head, Digital Banking and Innovations Department, Raiffeisenbank, Bulgaria
Topic: “Elevator Lab – Raiffeisenbank’s Fintech Accelerator for Start-Ups in Bulgaria”

Rumen Radushev, Head, Individual Banking and Alternative Channels Department, Member of the Executive Board, PostBank
Topic: „The only constant thing is CHANGE“

Vasil Dimitrov, Digital Transformation Project Leader, DSK Bank
Topic: “Banks and the Battle for the Client of the Future”

Shakir Ahmedov, CEO, OmniChannel
Topic: “Phygital Branch – The way to the transformation”

12:45 – 13:30 Lunch
13:30 – 15:15

Panel 2: Fintech 2.0

Moderator: Iliyan Kotev, Digital PMO Head, Digital Strategy Unit, Postbank

  • From Ego-Systems to Ecosystems: Have we learned the lessons?
  • The future of financial services: single market, common clients, different technologies and business models
  • The role of fintech in the building of the banking ecosystem and its orchestration
  • Fintech and the small businesses? Financing and technological support?
  • Will there be global regulations?
  • Innovations in payments: How do they impact your business? The client speaking
  • What is the open bank about according to PSD2?
  • Challenges and new horizons for fintech?

Sophie Bertin, Founder and Executive Director, Parnima Consulting, Switzerland
Topic: “Ecosystems: From Change to Shift: The role of fintech in the buildup of the banking ecosystem and its orchestration”

Robert Jensen, Director, MOSAIC (1st International Turnkey Asset Management Program)
Topic: “The Rise of TAMPs in North America – Coming to Europe Soon”

Stoilka Arsova, Director, BORICA National Card Scheme Directorate
Topic: “The national card scheme – time for new solutions on the Bulgarian market”

Kalin Radev, Chief Executive Officer, Software Group
Topic: “Open Banking and Fintechs in the post-PSD2 World”

Vihren Slavchev, Executive Director, Mnemonica
Topic: “The role of cyber security in the era of fintech and open banks”

Maria Kosanova, Manager Pointnext, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
Topic: “New Business Models in Financial Services”

15:45 – 15:30 Coffee break
15:30 – 16:45

Panel 3: Regulations, Innovations, European Future for the Financial Business

Keynote speaker: Valdis Dombrovskis, Vice-President of the European Commission, European Commissioner for Financial Services and Capital Markets Union

Moderator: Eva Maydell, MEP

  • PSD 2: New opportunities for fintech and the banks
  • Cryptocurrencies, blockchain (DLT) and regulations, ideas and objectives of the European Commission in this field
  • The innovative Capital Markets Union: Horizon 2019 is close! What is going on?
  • How will future regulations of financial markets in Europe develop? Incentivizing or restrictions? Future models or Models of the future?

Levon Hampartzoumian, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Management Board of UniCredit Bulbank

Peter Andronov, Country Manager of КВС Group for Bulgaria, Chief Executive Officer of UBB, Chairman of the Executive Board of the Association of Banks in Bulgaria (ABB)

Tzvetelina Borislavova, Chairperson of the Supervisory Board of BACB

Frank Jansen, Executive Director of UBB and member of the Country Team of KBC Group for Bulgaria

Petia Dimitrova, Chief Executive Officer and Chairperson of the Management Board of Post Bank

Petr Baron, CEO TBIF Financial services, Member of Executive Committee 4finance Group S.A.

Miroslav Vichev, Chief Executive Officer, BORICA

Vanya Manova, Country Manager of MasterCard for Bulgaria and Macedonia

Iravan Hira, Managing Director of Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Kalin Radev, Chief Executive Officer, Software Group

Sophie Bertin, Founder and Executive Director, Parnima Consulting, Switzerland

16:45 Closing remarks