Xiaoqiong Hu is the head of business development for DACH, Benelux, and Nordics of Alipay, the payments arm of Ant Financial (sister company of Alibaba). She holds a Bachelor degree in economics from Zhejiang University (China) and Master in economics from Bonn University (Germany). She has been working in the financial industry for the last 12 years, 10 of which in the payments industry, incl. at companies like EvoPayments International and China Unionpay. As the general manager of China Unionpay Germany she established the European network and merchant acceptance of the China Unionpay card scheme for DACH and Benelux regions.
Robert Bueninck is Managing Director for Germany, Austria and Switzerland at Klarna Group. Bueninck joined Klarna six years ago and has since then held various positions within the company. Most recently, he was managing director for Belgium and the Netherlands. Before joining Klarna, he worked as an entrepreneur. He studied Banking and Finance and International Business at the University of Applied Sciences in the Netherlands.
Klarna is the leading payment provider in Europe with the objective to create an exceptional shopping experience for consumers by offering flexible and “smoooth” financing and payment options, and thereby also help merchants unlock growth.
Francis Mac Aonghus
FS Transformation Strategist, Oracle works to inspire leaders to shape the future through transformational change delivering strategic value propositions across EMEA on CX, Innovation, and Emerging Technologies.
With 18 years of experience in various domains within an integrated bank-insurance group, Karin has gained valuable knowledge, a large network and a passion for banking. She has a broad background in:
• servicing in the commercial network, realising good customer experiences
• managing an operational trade finance department
• creating strategic directions in the current challenging environment around digital transformation and realising change
Jan is a creative energetic new thinker, with passion for technology and people.
Jan is speaker, senior advisor, trainer and coach specialized in Artificial intelligence and Intuitive interventions in organizations. His mission is to contribute to a secure and endurable environment within teams and organizations.
Working with AI since the last AI winter. At his work with some of the large banks in the Netherlands he applies AI within different Compliance and Fraud related topics.
His expertise areas are Artificial Intelligence, Cyber security, Systems thinking, Serious gaming and Innovation.
Jan is Lead Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies within Global Compliance Surveillance & Integrity Investigations of the Rabobank.
Jan is Core Teacher of the module AI and Cyber, one of the Modular Executive MBA in Business & IT program at Nyenrode.
Melanie Maier has extensive experience in the digital payments space, her strong business development and project management skills aligning perfectly with her role as Entersekt Pre-sales Solution Lead in the DACH countries. She is focused on driving business in the region and on providing solutions-based and consultative advice on the creative and innovative products that set Entersekt apart.
Before joining Entersekt, Melanie spent more than five years at Wirecard, where she most recently served as Head of Presales Value-Added Services. She holds a M.Sc in Service Management and a B.Sc in Business Administration and Management.
Dr. Michael Platzer is founder and CEO of Mostly AI, where he and his team are working on generative AI in order to provide solutions for privacy-preserving big (customer) data. Prior to that he worked as data scientist at Nokia and Microsoft in global roles. He earned a master degree in mathematics, as well as in business, and earned his PhD on predicting customer behavior, for which he was recognized with the Global Research Award 2017 by the American Marketing Association.
In October 2015 Philip List (50) was appointed director of the Erste Financial Life Park. “FLiP” for short, is a state of the art facility with the goal of improving the financial capabilities of children and young adults.
The manner in which knowledge is imparted at FLiP is globally unique, due to a combination of multimedia, digital and personal instruction. Every visitor receives a so-called wallet, a specially configured tablet, which serves as an interactive guide through the different stations. Every tour is led by a knowledge mediator
FliP is the Financial Education Initiative in the CEE region Erste Group is active in. Philip has gained a lot of experience in the past years in diverse management positions within Erste Group. From 2009 to October 2015 he was Head of Group Marketing .
Michael enjoys when ideas come alive, develop and grow. As Speedinvest Co-founder and Partner, he always believed that helping entrepreneurs make their dreams come true is the “dent” that investors can make in the universe. For a decade, Michael worked in the IT industry, riding the startup rollercoaster on a daily basis. Building enterprise software and media startups, ranging from semantic technologies for collaboration to social media monitoring, left a lasting impression.
“Good teams are like a band: together they sound better and when you are on stage, it feels like magic. Working to get the best “sound” possible and creating meaningful music is a wonderful experience.”
Michael worked on the next generation of online banking and built the first commercial bloghoster in Europe. His background in Computer Science and Economics and Business Administration enables him to work effectively with startup teams and founders to get their product ready for prime time, address customers early in the life cycle and build outstanding teams.
Lorenz Jüngling studied Mathematics and Physics in Cologne and holds a PhD in engineering. After 12 years at McKinsey & Company he left the consulting world behind to create beautiful and emotional digital products for end users. From 2016 to 2019 he lead the product and design departments at N26 and helped establishing them as a recognised challenger bank with over 1,5 million users. Currently Lorenz works as an advisor to start-ups in the FinTech scene.
After studying branding and graphic design in Italy Maurizio Poletto moved to Vienna in 1996 to work on new media projects for several large European brands and cultural institutions. In 2003 he founded Collettiva Design to focus on branding and innovation strategy. In September 2012 he was appointed as creative manager and managing director of BeeOne GmbH, a strategic innovation unit for Erste Group, one of the largest central European financial institutions. He has a wife, two kids and a bike.
Jordi Guaus is a Telecom Engineer from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia and also holds a degree in Business Administration from the Open University of Catalonia.
He joined CaixaBank in the year 2000, having worked at Vodafone for 5 years as the in-charge of Corporate Market Services Development, prior to that. At CaixaBank, a leading retail bank in Spain, Jordi has worked in Mobile Financial Services, developing services including the first Mobile Internet Banking.
While working as the Head of Mobile Payments, Jordi leaded the NFC & Remote Payments related initiative at CaixaBank. Where, he was focus on Mobile Payments in collaboration with the Cards Unit of CaixaBank. Moreover, he was the Project Manager of the mobile NFC pilot in Sitges, Spain (“Mobile Shopping Sitges 2010”), the first NFC payment trial in Spain. Later, he worked in the deployment of CaixaBank’s mobile payment services.
In 2014 Jordi joined the CaixaBank’s Marketing Department as a Digital Marketing Director to give transversal support to all marketing team and to focus on innovative projects. Some of the more relevant projects managed by Jordi during this period are the launch of imaginBank, first mobile only bank in Spain, the creation of the Payment Innovation Hub together with Samsung, Visa, Arval and Global Payments, and the opening of the imaginCafe, a physical place for the millennials.
In addition, from 2008 to 2015, Jordi was member of the Mobile Channel Working Group of the European Payments Council (EPC) working on establishing the necessary standards and business rules related to the initiation and receipt of credit transfer, direct debit and card payments through mobile devices under SEPA (Single European Payment Area).
Jordi also joined the Mobey Forum’s Board of Directors in the year 2009, and he was appointed as Chairman of the Board in 2013 leading the association since them. Mobey Forum is a non-profit making, global, financial industry-driven forum, with a clear mission to encourage the use of digital/mobile technology in financial services. Furthermore, Jordi has also been coleading several expert groups within Mobey, as for example the last one, the Open Banking Expert Group, and he has participated in the publishing of several white papers as a result of that.
Mobey Day Event 4-5 December will be held at Erste Campus Vienna
Address: Am Belvedere 1, 1100 Vienna, Austria
Expert Group Day (only for Mobey Members) on 4 December will be held at Erste Campus Vienna
Address: Am Belvedere 1, 1100 Vienna, Austria
Mobey Forum is the global, non-profit industry association empowering banks and other financial institutions to shape the future of digital financial services.
Mobey Forum is an independent non-profit organisation whose sole purpose is to benefit its close community of members, bringing together banks, technology companies and financial institutions.
Erste Group is one of the largest financial services providers in the eastern part of the EU in terms of clients and total assets.
Its core activities – besides the traditional strength in serving private individuals and SMEs – include advisory services and support for corporate clients in financing, investment and access to international capital markets, public sector funding and interbank market operations.