Future Banking is a Wall-Street.ro event focused on digitalisation and innovations in the banking and payments industry. Future Banking is the former "Banking 2.0" event held by Wall-Street.ro for 6 years. Last year, we have upgraded the conference by focusing on two specific areas: the number of panels and the demo zone, which has offered a hands-on experience of the innovations shown during the conference.
Studies & Debates
About this edition
Steve Jobs used to say in a visionary way that <You need to get closer than ever to your customers. So close that you can tell them what they need, well before they realise it themselves”.
But how can you do that in banking, in an era when clients are used to „instant gratification” through technologies and apps that induce addiction?
Can a mobile banking app be on the same level of convenience as checking Facebook or Instagram account?
Could artificial intelligence and machine learning provide a customized experience to new gennerations of customers?
How could banks approach millennials and what does banking mean for them?
Future Banking will show you the latest innovations in payments & Fintech industry and also the digital processes that banks are implementing this year.
Foreign speakers from digital and mobile banks, Fintech founders and technology suppliers will bring you the latest trends in the industry.
A showroom dedicated to discussions and interactions with the innovations will offer important networking opportunities.
Banking in instant gratification era
Instant banking gratification – the romanian way
Millennials & SME lending strategies: the need for out of the box solutions
Digital strategies and machine learning: the quest for a more personal banking experience
The way to a cashless society
9th May - Instant banking gratification: the romanian way ,
Instant banking gratification – the romanian way
Open Banking: pushing banks further into the technological revolution
Embracing PSD2, a game changing regulation
Security in open banking environment
Is your bank ready for GDPR (workshop)
Blockchain: a threat or an opportunity for traditional banks?
10th May - Open Banking: pushing banks further into the technological revolution,
Mr. Canovi joined MoneyGram in 2007 as country director for Italy. His position advanced in 2008 when he was named senior regional director of Italy, Greece, Malta, Cyprus and the Balkans. In 2010 he was then promoted to Vice President extending his responsibility to Turkey and in 2012 to Southern Europe that includes Spain, Portugal, Cape Verde, Romania and Bulgaria. Since then, MoneyGram has expanded its global money transfer network and leveraged new strategic relationships in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Albania in addition to Croatia, Bosnia and Serbia which were added to its Balkan region.
Nikolay Storonsky joined Lehman Brothers emerging markets trading desk in 2006. Following that, Nikolay spent five years as an equity derivatives trader at Credit Suisse. As a frequent traveler, he began to notice he was wasting hundreds of pounds in exchange rate markups and fees. It no longer felt right and he knew there had to be a better way. Nikolay quit to start Revolut: A 21st-century banking alternative designed for a global lifestyle.
Sebastian Kucharek is Head of Treasury Trade Solutions (TTS) for Citi’s Central and Eastern Europe countries (Romania, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary and Bulgaria), based in Romania. In this role, Sebastian is responsible for managing and delivering
Citi’s TTS products and services across the countries to multinational and local companies. Products that he is responsible for include cash management (corporate cards, online banking platforms, payables and receivables), trade finance and trade services, where Citi continues to have a leading position.
Dana Demetrian has an experience of over 20 years in Retail banking. She is member of the Management Board – Retail & Private Banking Executive VicePresident - for BCR Erste Group, the first bank in Romania, Chairman of BCR Pensii SAFPP S.A. Supervisory Board, member of BCR Life Insurance Supervisory Board and member of Good Bee Credit IFN S.A. Supervisory Board.
In his dual role as Managing Director of Namirial SRL (Romania) and Namirial Group Partnerships & Alliances Manager for CEE, Adrian coordinates the activities of the Romanian subsidiary of Namirial while also handling the group’s partnerships and alliances in the Central and Eastern Europe. Over the past 9 years and through the various positions that he held in different Namirial (formerly xyzmo/SIGNificant) entities, Adrian was involved in digitalization projects from around the World which covered a multitude of verticals: Financial Services, Insurance, Telecommunications, Healthcare, Government, Utilities, etc.
Madalina Teodorescu has over 20 years of experience in the banking industry in Romania. Starting with 2014, she is Deputy CEO of Piraeus Bank Romania, where she leads the retail and SMEs operations, with a key role in the expansion and consolidation of the product portfolio, as well as in coordinating the bank's marketing, performance management, credit and debit cards, electronic banking departments and its branch network. For over 12 years, Madalina Teodorescu held various executive positions within Raiffeisen Bank, where she was responsible of retail sales and distribution, loans for private individuals and private banking clients. Among other companies where she previously worked are Citibank and BCR.
Claudia Chiper is a counsel with Wolf Theiss Bucharest office and the coordinator of the banking and finance practice. With more than thirteen years of experience in the legal field, Claudia specializes in banking and finance. Claudia has extensive experience in advising international and domestic credit institutions, financial companies, and corporations in relation to regulatory aspects of Romanian law, financial services and payment services.In addition to a Romanian law degree, she holds an LLM degree awarded by Queen Mary University of London.
Tudor is a User Experience trainer at www.ScoalaInformala.ro. He took part in many User Experience and Design Thinking projects during the last 10 years - mostly Telecom, Banking and Energy products and services. Tudor worked for some of the most formidable companies in Romania: Orange, ING, Vodafone and E.ON.