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Main Stage, 09.30 – 10.00
Join us for the official opening with Peter Wilson (HM Ambassador to The Netherlands) and Saskia Bruines (Vice-Mayor of The Hague).
Peter Wilson was appointed Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands in August 2017. Prior to this, Peter Wilson was the Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of the UK Mission to the UN, New York, He has served as Asia Pacific Director at the Foreign and Commonwealth office in London where he covered North and South East Asia, and Australasia from November 2010 and has also served as Director of Strategy for the FCO in 2010.
Saskia Bruines is the city of The Hague’s alderman for Education, Economy, International and 2nd deputy mayor. Formerly Bruines was alderman in the city of Amsterdam and a member of the Amsterdam Municipal Council for D66.
Deputy Mayor The Hague
HM Ambassador to the Netherlands
Banks & FinTech
Main Stage, 10.00 – 10.30
Our opening keynote will focus on one of the leading global banks which calls The Netherlands their home; ING. They are a prime example of an incumbent bank giving the challengers a run for their money. Under Chief Innovation Officer Benoit Legrand, more than 1800 FinTechs have been scouted, 160 partnerships with FinTechs have been created and more than €200 million has been invested. For ING, the future of banking is disrupted, customer-centric and bionic. We will hear from Benoit Legrand, about the great work they have been doing and how ING’s leadership has transformed the bank’s culture to deliver true value to customers.
Chief Innovation Officer, ING
The UK Government’s role in developing the Cyber ecosystem
Main Stage, 10.30 – 11.00
Did you know the UK has invested over 1.9bn in Cyber? The UK’s Cyber Ambassador, Henry Pearson, will shed some light on all the work the government has done to develop the cyber ecosystem and how we can work with you to help your business thrive.
Henry Pearson was appointed as the UK Cyber Security Ambassador in the Department for International Trade (DIT) in April 2019. In this role he works closely with UK businesses seeking to secure major international contracts with overseas governments and central banks that are looking to bolster their cyber defences against potential cyber threats. Between November 2014 and April 2016 Henry was an HMG Cyber Adviser attached to the UK National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). This role involved providing a range of support to the activities of the UK Cyber Security Ambassador, DIT Cyber Team and NCSC International Relations Team.
UK Cyber Ambassador
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Accelerating on both sides of the channel
Main Stage, 11.00 – 12.00
The leaders of Level39, Founder’s Factory, Holland FinTech and The Hague Security Delta are going to shed some light on the programmes that they have been running, the differences between the UK and The Netherlands and opportunities for scaling amongst them.
Ben Brabyn is the Head of Level39. Ben will be amplifying Canary Wharf’s status as a global technology hub at the heart of the UK’s FinTech and smart cities innovation. He brings experience of online payments, cyber and social ecommerce. At UKTI, Brabyn led the Government team connecting UK startups with global sources of investment. He brings a deep understanding of national policy combined with practical experience of entrepreneurship gained through founding two successful digital businesses and mentoring via Microsoft Ventures. Prior to this, he worked as an investment banker at JP Morgan and formerly as an officer in the Royal Marines Commandos.
Triin Linamagi looks after several investment portfolios at Founders Factory – a highly active early-stage investor in London, backed by six leading international corporates: M&S, L’Oreal, The Guardian Media Group, Aviva, easyJet, Holtzbrinck, CSC. Formerly she was heading the Ecosystem at Startupbootcamp FinTech, a global accelerator program.
Don Ginsel is the Founder of Holland FinTech. He is a Civil Engineer and former banker at ABN AMRO and Deutsche Bank. After leaving banking for Venture Capital, the innovative power of technology and start-ups drove him to choose the startup side for a while. He has been active as entrepreneur, investor and as mentor and coach through several accelerators and incubators. He founded Holland FinTech in 2014, aiming to use the momentum in the financial industry, to change it for the better.
Joris den Bruinen is the co-founder and managing director of The Hague Security Delta. Previously, he was Advisor to the Mayor of The Hague and held positions in strategy and consulting in both the public and private sector.
Head of Level39
Cyber & FinTech Lead, Founder’s Factory
Founder Holland FinTech
Joris den Bruinen
Managing Director The Hague Security Delta
Main Stage, 13.00 – 14.00
Hiek van der Scheer (Chief Analytics Officer at AEGON) will be joined for a fireside chat bv Kitty Parry (founder of Deeopview and Global Young Leader at the World Economic Forum) to discuss the opportunities and (security) challenges AI brings for banking.
Kitty Parry is a serial entrepreneur with deep experience in the regulatory and compliance spaces. 2014, Young Global Leader, World Economic Forum. Founder and Chief Executive Officer, DeepView, an enterprise compliance software solution that recognizes data and compliance breaches in digital and social media images. This machine learning product is built from a deep understanding of global regulation and law, the solution is used by regulators and regulated organizations that grapple with the spectrum of global regulation surrounding social media and digital usage. Formerly: with WPP as part of a team designed to help listed clients boost share prices; then started Templars Communications, a strategic communications firm specializing in financial services, with clients including London boutique investment firms. 2013, founded the Social Media Charter, an organization that provides firms and regulators social media compliance guidance. Speaker on regulation, digital and social media, including on World Economic Forum panels at the Annual Meeting in Davos as well as on the BBC, Radio 4 and CNBC.
Hiek van der Scheer
Main Stage, 14.30 – 15.00
Join us for a panel with some of the most prominent Cyber and FinTech researchers in their field, reflecting on research opportunities on both sides on the channel and possible avenues for partnerships.
Lucas Kello is Associate Professor of International Relations at Oxford University. He serves as Senior Lecturer/Director of the Centre for Technology and Global Affairs, a major research initiative exploring the impact of modern technology on international relations, government, and society. He is also co-Director of the interdisciplinary Centre for Doctoral Training in Cyber Security at Oxford’s Department of Computer Science. His publications include The Virtual Weapon and International Order (Yale University Press), “The Meaning of the Cyber Revolution: Perils to Theory and Statecraft” in International Security, and “Security” in The Oxford Companion to International Relations (Oxford University Press).
Aggelos Kiayias is the chair in cybersecurity and privacy at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests are in computer security, information security, applied cryptography, and foundations of cryptography with a particular emphasis in blockchain technologies and distributed systems, e-voting and secure multiparty protocols, as well as privacy and identity management. He joined IOHK in 2017 as chief scientist through a long-term consulting agreement between IOHK and the University of Edinburgh, where he is also the director of the Blockchain Technology Laboratory. He has held a professor in residence (gratis) position at the University of Connecticut, and a visiting scientist position at the Simons Institute of the University of California, Berkeley; he is also an associate professor of cryptography and security (on leave) at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Associate Professor of International Relations at Oxford University
Chair in cybersecurity and privacy at the University of Edinburgh
Main Stage, 15.00 – 15.30
Commodore Eleanor Boekholt-O’Sullivan of the Netherlands Defence Cyber Command will give keynote on the challenges in global digital security and the Cyber Command’s engagement with the tech industry is indispensable for societal cyber resilience and staying ahead of the curve.
Commodore EF (Elanor) Boekholt-O’Sullivan took command of the Defense Cyber Command in July 2018. She is the second commander since DCC was established in May 2014. The DCC, based in The Hague, is a relatively young unit that provides integrated military operational and offensive cyber capacity for the armed forces. The Cyber Warfare & Training Center (CWTC) of the DCC is the generally accepted Dutch military authority for cyber knowledge within the network of national and international military and civilian partners.
Defence Cyber Command
Open banking & regulation in the Netherlands & the UK
Main Stage, 15.30 – 16.30
Representatives from DNB, AFM, FCA and the Bank of England are going to discuss the similarities and convergences in regulation and approaches to open banking between the UK and The Netherlands. This panel will be moderated by: Conny Dorrestijn (Bankify).
Conny Dorrestijn has worked in the international financial technology industry in a wide range of marketing and business development roles, most recently at FIS. Speaking frequently at international events such as BAI, EBA and Money2020 on Open Banking, Payments and Fintech innovation, she is a non-Executive Board Member at Blanco Services, an Advisory Board Member to Holland FinTech, Arches Capital, AdviceRobo, Associate of the Digital Insurance Agenda (DIA) and a Global Innovation Awards Judge at BAI (US). Her Advisory Board position at Money2020 Europe’s Rise Up programme and mentorship at The Global Give Back Circle are evidence of her ‘FemTech’ drive to encourage young girls and women to step up to an independent – financial – life through education, a safe home and traineeships.
Meet the fast growers!
Main Stage, 16.30 – 17.30
Hear from some of the most exciting names in Cyber & FinTech on the main stage; what better way to end our day than looking at what might be your prospect!
Sean Hunter is the Chief Information Officer at OakNorth, a multi-billion-dollar fintech firm focused on redefining lending to small and medium-sized businesses globally using its next-generation credit platform. Prior to joining OakNorth, Sean was one of the first commercial engineers at Palantir Technologies in Europe where he led trader oversight partnerships with large financial institutions, particularly Credit Suisse, which led to being co-head of the JV called Signac. Before Palantir, Sean was a strategist at Goldman Sachs for 8 years, working in a number of areas including equities, fixed income and algorithmic trading.
Vladimir Brodksi is Deputy CRO at Revolut. The unicorn valued bank is a digital banking alternative for instant payment notifications, free international money transfers and global fee-free spending. Revolut has more than 8 million customers worldwide.
Josy Soussan is Head of Communications at Funding Circle (LSE: FCH), a global SME loans platform, connecting SMEs who want to borrow with investors who want to lend in the UK, US, Germany and the Netherlands. Since launching in 2010, investors across Funding Circle’s geographies – including more than 93,000 retail investors, banks, asset management companies, insurance companies, government-backed entities and funds – have lent more than €9.5 billion to over 77,000 businesses globally.
Erik de Jong is Chief Research Officer at Fox-IT. Part of the NCC group, they are one of the leading Dutch cyber firms. Fox-IT prevents, solves and mitigates the most serious cyber threats.
Head of Comms Funding Circle
Erik de Jong
Chief Research Officer Fox IT
Meet the ING FinTech Team
FinTech Stage, 11.00 – 11.30
Apart from searching for the best technologies to adopt, ING has a venture capital arm that is making minority investments in early stage companies that have a strategic relevance to ING. It targets disruptive technologies that have the potential to impact ING’s business and ensure customers and clients get access to best-in-class services. Besides, ING Ventures, shadowing ING’s geographic footprint of 41 countries, is a €300 million fund that not only drives innovation within ING, but also helps entrepreneurs with hands-on support, know-how, scaling expertise and access to our distribution network.
Access to Finance in Europe
FinTech Stage, 13.00 – 13.30
The EIT Digital Accelerator is a tailor-made growth support for European Tech scaleups, by providing secure international customers, raise Series A-B funding, join the leading European innovation ecosystem and scale up internationally. EIT Digital is part of the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT), an independent EU body. EIT Digital helps business and entrepreneurs to be at the frontier of digital innovation by providing them with technology, talent, growth support, access to markets and access to finance.
Alexander van der Touw
Access to Finance Expert, EIT
Business Developer, EIT
Corporate Venture Fund ABN AMRO
FinTech Stage, 13.30 – 14.00
During this session, meet Hugo Bongers, Managing Director at ABN AMRO Ventures. With €100 million in assets under management, ABN AMRO ventures invests growth capital (series A and beyond) in innovative technology companies in Europe, the United States and Israel with investments between €2.5 and €10 million. The companies we fund are typically in their growth phase and contribute to the purpose of ABN AMRO.
Managing Director, ABN AMRO Ventures
Accenture London Fintech Innovation Lab
FinTech Stage, 14.00 – 14.30
Accenture’s FinTech Innovation Labs in New York, London and Hong Kong are highly competitive, 12-week programmes that help early to growth-stage enterprise technology companies refine and test their value proposition with the support of the world’s leading financial service firms. This innovative program is an opportunity for the participating start-ups to work with potential future customers, validate propositions, gain valuable insights into the financial services industry and develop strong relationships with senior industry executives. Entrepreneurs developing potentially game-changing technologies for financial services—particularly in the areas of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, cryptography, security, data and analytics and, blockchain and distributed ledger—are selected to participate in the program.
LORCA Workshop on Cyber in the boardroom of Financial Institutions
Scaling Stage, 15.00 – 16.00
LORCA’s mission is to support the most promising cyber security innovators in scaling and growing solutions to meet the most pressing industry challenges and build the UK’s international cyber security profile. They are convening organisations small and large; investors, academics, sister programmes and the international community, to maximise the commercial potential of great cyber solutions, minimise the barriers to scale and increase speed to market. By 2021, we will have stimulated the growth of at least 72 high-potential companies, grown up to 2,000 jobs, and secured £40m in investment. LORCA is a joint collaboration between Plexal, CSIT and Deloitte, funded by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, as part of the National Cyber Security Strategy.
Programme Director, LORCA
Data visualization techniques for cyber security analysts
Cyber Stage, 13.00 – 14.00
To detect cyber threats, you need to understand relationships – between accounts, devices, events, IPs, etc. The best way to do this is to visualize the connections in your data. Led by data visualization expert, Dan Williams, this session explores the tools and techniques that’ll help your analysts transform complex connected cyber and network data into useful insight.
With real-world cyber security examples, Dan explains how to consolidate, sift, explore and find connections in your data. He talks through the specific challenges that come with visualizing cyber security threat and network log data, together with best practices and common pitfalls.
By the end of this talk, you’ll know how to empower your cyber analysts with better data visualization, and be ready to improve your incident response, intelligence analysis, and security operations.
Product Manager at Cambridge Intelligence
Cyber Security Strategy for Business Leaders: Moving Beyond the Technical
Main Stage, 14.00 – 14.30
As senior business leaders, have you been told you need a cyber security strategy? But is it reasonable to expect board members to be even technically proficient, let alone technically experienced enough to create one? Business leaders know how important cyber security is, what they lack is guidance on how to achieve it and build a robust strategy not centred on technology details. In this talk Dr Danny Steed, Head of Strategy at ReSolve Cyber, will outline how senior business leaders must take their approach to cyber security beyond the technical. Translating threats to risks, incidents to impacts, and aims into plans, join us to gain insight in generating strategies that belong in the boardroom.
Danny Steed’s background ranges across both UK academia and government service. As Head of Strategy at ReSolve Cyber, Danny is responsible for building and delivering strategic solutions to client’s cyber security challenges. He avidly continues his own scholarship with numerous publications to his name, his second book, The Politics and Technology of Cyber Security, was released in June 2019.
Head of Strategy, ReSolve Cyber
Industry-Academia Research Collaborations in Fintech & Cybersecurity
Scaling Stage, 14.30 – 15.00
The University of Edinburgh is one of the world’s top research-intensive universities, ranked no. 1 in Artificial Intelligence research in Europe, and ranked 4th in the UK for research power (Times Higher Education, Overall Ranking of Institutions), with 83% of our research activity classified as world-leading or internationally excellent in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The host to of Europe’s largest information science research base – which is now the biggest in terms of scale with more than 500 academic research staff, as well as the UK’s leader in terms of research impact – translates its work to real-world applications. This session will give you an overview on how the University of Edinburgh engages with FinTech and cybersecurity businesses to help them access research expertise to accelerate innovation. The session will also present opportunities to develop partnerships with the University of Edinburgh in FinTech and cybersecurity via industrial doctoral programmes co-funded by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT Digital).
University of Edinburgh Business School
University of Edinburgh Business School
Fireside chat with NIBC on Open Finance
FinTech Stage, 14.30 – 15.00
Recently in the UK, the FCA announced the creation of an Open Finance advisory group to discuss the potential of extending open banking-like data-sharing past banking propositions to encompass a wider range of financial products such as: mortgages, lending, investment, insurance etc. Central to this would be incorporating new technology and consumer needs while also safeguarding the financial system against unmitigated threats. How can financial services ensure the secure introduction of a future based on Open Finance? And what perspective does NIBC have on this in comparison to an Open Banking FinTech?
CEO, The ID Co.
Panel discussion – Now we have the data, what’s next?
FinTech Stage, 15.00 – 15.30
As discussed in the fireside chat, Open Banking and PSD2 are well underway, the next challenge the industry faces is identifying the use cases. Now, we have the data – but alone it’s meaningless! It’s what we do with the data that counts. The panel session will include 3-4 members from different fintechs & financial institutions discussing the use of open bank data to tackle a variety of issues in financial services such as: kyc, customer onboarding, bank based identity etc.
CEO, The ID Co.
Founder, Holland FinTech
Open Banking Lightning Round + Q&A
FinTech Stage, 15.30 – 16.00
The last part of the day will be a quick fire case study, where 3 companies convey how Open Banking and/or PSD2 has allowed them to revolutionise their offerings and fulfil their business potential in a quickfire 5 minute slot. This will be followed by 10 minutes Q&A with attendees regarding their proposition and how OB/PSD2 has allowed them to thrive.
CEO, The ID Co.
Founder, Holland FinTech
Solution Stage, 13.40 – 14.00
Intercede is a UK-headquartered cybersecurity company employing more than 80 people, with a £10.1m turnover and offices in Lutterworth, Leicestershire and a sales/engineering office in Reston, Virginia. Our core product is MyID®, credential management software that provides PKI certificate, smart card, virtual smart card and mobile digital identity management to governments and enterprises worldwide. MyID is vendor independent and integrates with hardware and software solutions from multiple suppliers (including Hardware Security Modules, Smart Cards, USB tokens, Certificate Authorities, Physical Access Systems, Biometric equipment etc.). MyID software manages millions of digital identities for governments, National Identity solutions, finance, healthcare and commercial organisations. Customers include Kuwait National ID, 14 US Federal Agencies, including Department of Homeland Security and Federal Reserve Bank, and Dutch vehicle licensing authority RDW. Outside of government projects, MyID software is also deployed across enterprises including Airbus, Boeing, Handelsbanken, Swedbank, Deutsche Telekom, Swiss National Bank, BASF and many more.
We are well established as a software supplier to organisations that will not compromise on data security – this has typically been federal, aerospace and defence organisations, however we are now seeing growing demand in the enterprise space from organisations that want to deploy strong multi-factor authentication across their workforce. With the growing demand for simplified strong user authentication using PKI, we have recently extended MyID software into three variants; MyID Enterprise for large scale workforce and citizen ID projects that demand customised software solutions. MyID PIV for U.S. Federal deployments that require FIPS 201 compliant processes. MyID Professional – a simplified version of MyID for organisations that want an easy to operate and deploy solution that fits into their existing Microsoft environment and replaces insecure passwords across their workforce with the strongest form of user authentication – smart cards or USB tokens with PKI certificates. Following the expansion of our MyID software suite, we’re ready to push further into the Netherlands market and use our experience across government, finance, healthcare, and manufacturing to find more similar customers within these sectors and grow Intercede business in the Netherlands.
Marketing Manager, Intercede
Investing in the Netherlands, a workshop by the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA)
Scaling Stage, 13.30 – 14.00
The Invest in Holland Network, consisting of the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency (NFIA) and its regional partners, assists foreign Fintech companies in setting up their business in the Netherlands. This includes tailored information on regulations, introductions to regulators, service providers and, to some extent, also potential clients, during fact finding trips. Support to obtaining visa and work permits and opening bank accounts is also provided.
Senior Project Manager, NFIA
Business Manager, Rotterdam Partners
Setting new standards for fraud management, by fcase
Solution Stage, 13.00 – 13.20
fcase helps organisations reduce fraud significantly by uncovering the full picture of all fraud. fcase powerful fraud investigation capabilities orchestrate all the relevant evidence breaking down a fraudster’s fabrications. This enables organisations to manage fraud across all fraud systems, risk, operational and customer ecosystems, at speed, with great efficiency.
Technology alone does not address fraud fully. Fraud needs to be managed throughout the whole enterprise, and this is the reason we built fcase, to create a fraud hub, to enable true fraud management that brings together all fraud systems into one investigation tool. fcase is a fraud operations solution, bringing a mission control to manage fraud across your organisation.