ICT Spring 2021 was hosted on September 14th & 15th, thank you for joining. Below the 2021 programme of the FinTech & Digital Summits. Check out the side events menu to find European Security Forum, Space Forum and Mastermind

FinTech Summit

  • 9:00

    Inauguration Talk

    Charlotte Boutelier

    Managing Director, Farvest

    Margaux Vetzel

    Managing Director, Farvest
  • The Advent of a Cashless Society: The myth is about to become a reality and organisations are welcoming this new era by adapting their processes. Combining security, trust, and transparency, discover how new technologies shifts the paradigm of payments.

    Rik Coeckelbergs

    Founder, The Banking Scene
  • 09:05

    Welcome words

  • 09:15

    Breakthroughs and innovation in the global payments industry: where does digital currency stand?

    Oded Salomy

    Director of Payment Systems and Member of Management, Bank of Israel
  • 09:30

    Fireside chat

    Yoav Soffer

    Advisor to the Deputy Governor, Bank of Israel

    Oded Salomy

    Director of Payment Systems and Member of Management, Bank of Israel
  • 09:45

    Round table - What are the opportunities and limits of a cashless society? What to expect within the next 5 years?

    Rik Goslinga

    Director Product Marketing Management, Paypal

    Sundeep Gantori

    Equity Strategist, Chief Investment Office, UBS Global Wealth Management

    Didier Richter

    Head of Daily Banking & Payments, Banque Internationale à Luxembourg

    Martha Mghendi-Fisher

    Founder & Executive Board Chair, EWPN

    Rik Coeckelbergs

    Founder, The Banking Scene
  • 10:15

    Luxembourg Fintech success story, From Digicash to Payconiq

    Jonathan Prince

    Co-founder, Finologee

    Stijn van Brussel

    COO, Payconiq

    Serge Wagener

    Serge Wagener, Vice President & Head of Business Unit Payments, Spuerkeess

    Nabil Meziani

    CIO, Banque Raiffeisen
  • 10:35

    Digital Identity an enabler for a cashless world

    Tom Holgersson

    Director of Innovation, Scale-up and Expansion, Findec Sweden’s Fintech Hub

    Victor Waenerlund

    Global Adoption Expert & Innovation Strategist, Keynote Speaker, Director of Global Projects & Digital Identity at Covr Security
  • 10:55

    Advertising pause

  • 11:00

    Introduction to Luxembourg Prime Minister's Talk

    Carlo Thelen

    Director General, Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce
  • 11:10

    Official Talk

    Xavier Bettel

    Luxembourg Prime Minister, Minister of State; Minister for Communications and Media; Minister for Religious Affairs; Minister for Digitalisation ; Minister for Administrative Reform
  • 11:15

    Fireside chat

    Nicolas Brien

    Chairman of the Management Board, EuraTechnologies

    Stefan Berend

    Head of Start-up Acceleration, Luxinnovation
  • 11:35

    The Real Business of Blockchain : How Leaders can create value in a new digital age

    Christophe Uzureau

    Gartner Research Vice President, HBR Author
  • 11:50

    Lunch Break & Exhibition

  • FundTech: Luxembourg is forging a recognised FinTech sector to go with its well-established status as fund distribution centre

    Nadia Manzari

    Partner, SCHILTZ & SCHILTZ.
  • 14:00

    A brave new world of digital assets

    Pascal Bouvier

    Co-founder & Managing Partner, MiddleGame Ventures
  • 14:20

    Fireside chat - How to foster innovation to contribute to the future of the financial sector?

    Karen O’Sullivan

    Head of the Innovation, payments, market infrastructures and governance Department, CSSF

    Vishal Sacheendran

    Manager, Capital Markets Authorisation, FINANCIAL SERVICES REGULATORY AUTHORITY
  • 14:40

    Understanding the new value chain of the fund in the asset management industry

    Nasir Zubairi

    CEO, the LHoFT
  • 14:55

    How Luxembourg can become Europe’s Tokenization Hub by Deloitte

  • 15:10

    Round Table - FundTech & Investments by LHoFT

    Paolo Brignardello

    Chief Commercial Officer, FundsDLT

    Nicolas Gerard

    Managing Director – Head of EMEA Regulatory Reporting Products, State Street Bank Luxembourg

    Bert Boerman

    CEO, Governance.com

    Revel Wood

    Founding Partner, ONE group solutions

    Anne Zanoni

    Partner, ONE group solutions
  • 15:40

    Data as an Asset; shifting paradigms through a FinTech Optic

    Lionel Nicolas

    Asset Servicing Leader, PwC Luxembourg

    Benjamin Gauthier

    Partner, PwC Luxembourg
  • 15:55

    Advertising pause

  • 16:00

    Break & Exhibition

  • Turning the KYC Challenge into a competitive advantage: from the genesis of KYC to investments in data technology, digital identity in the spotlight.

  • 16:20

    Building global KYC capabilities that reach beyond the borders of the bank

    Olivier Guillaumond

    Global Head of ING Labs and FinTechs, ING
  • 16:35

    Open Source Intelligence for KYC & AML

    Beltran Fiz

    CEO of digitalUs
  • 16:50

    Round table - AML/KYC digitalisation challenges & opportunities

    Raoul Mulheims

    Co-founder & CEO, Finologee; Co-founder, Mpulse

    Glenn Meyer

    Lawyer, Partner, Arendt & Medernach

    Pascal Bughin

    Chief Operations & Compliance Officer, La Mondiale Europartner

    Max Braun

    Head of FIU Luxembourg
  • 17:20

    The growing interest towards a centralized KYC ongoing due diligence process outsourcing relying on the secured client data mutualization

    Fernand Lepage

    Director KYC Office, BGL BNP PARIBAS

    Pascal Morosini

    CEO, I-hub S.A
  • 17:35

    Luxembourg Trade & Investment Offices session: connecting with startuppers worldwide

    Vaanathi Mohanakrishnan

    Business Head - MENA, M2P Solutions

    Emaad Shirazie

    Product Management Specialist, Codebase Technologies

    Frédéric Becker

    Project Manager, Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy
  • 17:55

    Wrap-up

  • 18:00

    Advertising pause

  • Digital Banking all over the world: banks struggle to improve customer experiences. The quest for personalised digital interactions continues to align with customers' expectations.

  • 09:05

    Welcome words

    Thibault de Barsy

    Vice-Chairman & General Manager, Emerging Payments Association EU
  • 09:20

    Digital Banking globally - it’s not just what you do but how

    Isabelle Jenkins

    Partner, Head of Financial Services, PwC UK
  • 09:35

    Building a Data Science Lab in a financial company

    Prof. Yves Le Traon

    Professor in Computer Science - Systems and Software Reliability - Deputy Director of SnT
  • 09:50

    Banking innovation in the age of digital disruption

    Nahil Hanna

    Head of Innovation & Startup Ecosystem, Unbound Innovations MENA

    Jason Maude

    Chief Technology Advocate, Starling Bank

    Vilve Vene

    Estonia's serial fintech entrepreneur, CEO and Co-Founder of Modularbank

    Olivier Crespin

    Co-Founder & CEO, Zand
  • 10:20

    Life insurance as an investment platform: a practical case study

    Eric Bemelmans

    Director, Digital Transformation, VERMEG

    Abraham Takom

    CIO, Lombard International Assurance

    David Liebmann

    Head of Distribution & Sales Innovation, Head of French Market, Lombard International Assurance
  • 10:50

    Advertising pause

  • 10:55

    The path to Financial Inclusion: Technology First

    Olusegun Adeniyi

    Chief Digital Officer, Wema Bank
  • 11:15

    The story behind the launch of Rise

    Morgan Wirtz

    CEO & Co-founder, Rise
  • 11:30

    Round Table - Financial literacy and the next generation

    Ananda Kautz

    Head of Innovation, Digital Banking and Payments, ABBL

    Morgan Wirtz

    CEO & Co-founder, Rise

    Joakim Sjöblom

    Co-founder and CEO, Minna Technologies

    Amine Bounjou

    Co-Founder & COO, Kard
  • 12:00

    Lunch Break & Exhibition

  • FinTech to favour financial inclusion: is digital an opportunity or a threat for financial inclusion? A look at the under-banked and under-served populations & regions.

  • 14:00

    Introduction of the afternoon

    Nancy Thomas

    Director IMS Luxembourg
  • 14:15

    Can Fintech Make the World More Inclusive? Exploring opportunities and challenges?

    Martha Mghendi-Fisher

    Founder & Executive Board Chair, EWPN
  • 14:35

    Financial Infrastructure and Inclusive Markets for Low Income Communities

    Gayatri Murthy

    Financial Sector Specialist, CGAP
  • 14:55

    Study case with Kotani Pay

    Felix Macharia

    Co-Founder & CEO
  • 15:10

    Round Table - How Fintech can drive the future of social impact finance?

    Manon Loison

    Head of Marketing, Luxembourg House of Financial Technology (The LHoFT)

    Jurgen Hammer

    Managing Director, SPTF Europe

    Simon Schwall

    Founder & CEO, OKO Finance

    Apricot Wilson

    Deputy CEO, LMDF
  • 15:40

    Advertising pause

  • 15:45

    Break & Exhibition

  • 16:05

    Blockchain and the future of decentralized societies

    Anne Connelly

    Blockchain for social impact speaker, co-author of “Bitcoin and the Future of Fundraising"
  • 16:25

    The business opportunity in serving the least included

    Simon Schwall

    Founder & CEO, OKO Finance
  • 16:40

    Wrap-up

Digital Summit

  • 9:00

    Inauguration Talk

    Charlotte Boutelier

    Managing Director, Farvest

    Margaux Vetzel

    Managing Director, Farvest
  • Reconciling Tech & Education: advancing knowledge around latest tech trends and how it helps people access to better education.

  • 09:05

    Welcome words

    Sergio Coronado

    Luxembourg Tech School (LTS) ASBL
  • 09:15

    Managed Crowd: The Future of Business as We Know It!

    Christopher Davey

    Senior Director, Solutions Architecture, WSO2
  • 09:30

    The Last Mile - Changing lives through tech: the programme prepares incarcerated individuals for successful reentry through business and technology training.

    Chris Redlitz

    Managing Partner, Transmedia Capital & co-founder, The Last Mile (TLM)

    Beverly Parenti

    Serial entrepreneur & Co-founder, The Last Mile (TLM)
  • 10:00

    A Digital Spring for Women Entrepreneurs

    Cheryl Miller Van Dÿck

    Founding Director, Digital Leadership Institute & one of Europe’s 100 digital champions
  • 10:20

    Ethical Intelligence for the Learners of the Future

    Priscila Chaves

    Tech Ethicist & Impact Entrepreneur
  • 10:35

    How an iGen would implement the UN's Sustainable Development Goals

    Avanti Sharma

    Pre-Teen Technology Specialist, Workshop4Me
  • 10:50

    Advertising pause

  • 11:00

    Introduction to Luxembourg Prime Minister's Talk

    Carlo Thelen

    Director General, Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce
  • 11:10

    Official Talk

    Xavier Bettel

    Luxembourg Prime Minister, Minister of State; Minister for Communications and Media; Minister for Religious Affairs; Minister for Digitalisation ; Minister for Administrative Reform
  • 11:15

    Fireside chat

    Nicolas Brien

    Chairman of the Management Board, EuraTechnologies

    Sergio Coronado

    Luxembourg Tech School (LTS) ASBL
  • 11:35

    Round Table - How to reconcile Tech & Education?

    Priscila Chaves

    Tech Ethicist & Impact Entrepreneur

    Avanti Sharma

    Pre-Teen Technology Specialist, Workshop4Me

    Sunaina Aytan

    Senior Cyber Security Specialist, a STEMettes Ambassador, mentor and an advocate for inclusion and diversity in Tech.

    Cheryl Miller Van Dÿck

    Founding Director, Digital Leadership Institute & one of Europe’s 100 digital champions

    Aida Nazarikhorram

    Co-founder and CMO, LuxAI
  • 12:05

    Lunch Break & Exhibition

  • Digital Supply Chain Europe: What are the impacts of digital and data management? How does it improve the value chain? How the e-commerce can enable a fast and easy access to goods?

  • Master of Ceremonies

    Carla Rosen-Vacher

    Carla Rosen-Vacher, Outreach Communication Officer, Université du Luxembourg
  • 14:05

    Introduction Talk

    Daniel Liebermann

    Director Supply Chain 4.0, Ministry of the Economy
  • 14:15

    Corporate Renewable Energy Sourcing

    Nils Löhndorf

    Associate Professor, Université du Luxembourg
  • 14:30

    “Developing Enterprise Software for the future, based on Sri Lanka’s Innovation Capability & Ingenuity”

    Bas de Vos

    Vice President, IFS Labs
  • 14:45

    "Sustainable Logistics 2030+ Lower Austria – Vienna"

    Andrea Faast

    Head of the Traffic and Infrastructure Politic Department, Chamber of Commerce Vienna
  • 15:00

    The Emergence of Digital Platforms in Supply Chain 4.0

    Arnaud Lambert

    Director of the Digital Innovation Hub, Luxinnovation
  • 15:15

    How to Create a Data Value Chain for the Supply Chain

    Martin Szugat

    Founder and Managing Director, Datentreiber

    Andreas Kleine

    Global Head of CRM/Sales Applications, Kuehne + Nagel Management AG
  • 15:35

    Break & Exhibition

  • 15:55

    How to embrace AI: desmystifying the technical challenge

    Ernesto Rodríguez

    Co-Founder & COO, Tryolabs
  • 16:10

    The importance of being able to enforce two way commitments through digital performance tracking in Ocean Transportation

    Jeremy Haycock

    Managing Director Europe, NYSHEX
  • 16:25

    Surpassing customer expectations through driver motivation in last mile delivery

    Dr. Benedikt Stolze

    Founder & CEO, Urbify
  • 16:40

    Round Table: Facing the e-commerce surge – how to meet high customer expectations while operating in a sustainable way

    Marianne Hoffmann

    Project Manager, Directorate General Industry, New Technologies and Research, Ministry of the Economy

    Davor Sertic

    Chair of Transport, Chamber of Commerce Vienna

    Benny Mantin

    Professor and the Director of the Luxembourg Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management (LCL), University of Luxembourg

    Jacques Lorang

    CEO, Luxcaddy

    Dr. Benedikt Stolze

    Founder & CEO, Urbify
  • 17:10

    Startup pitches

    Armin Neises

    CEO, WAVES

    Wayne Fan

    Chief Strategy Officer, Frontier.cool

    Joice Ribeiro

    Chief Operating Officer, Optimum Supply

    Steve Kim

    Director, ValueLinkU

    David Weisman

    Co-founder & Active Chairman
  • 17:35

    Wrap-up

  • Master of Ceremony

    Christopher Ponterotto

    Communications Specialist, Docler Holding Luxembourg
  • Digital Society: shaping tomorrow's society through digital technology Building smarter cities and improving access to eGovernment

  • 09:10

    Welcome words by Docler Holding

    Gabriel Paal

    CEO, Docler Services
  • 9:15

    Official introduction talk

    Marc Hansen

    Luxembourg Minister Delegate for Digitalisation
  • 09:35

    Technical Standardization for a Digital Society

    Jean Lancrenon

    Head of the Standardization Department, ANEC GIE 
  • 09:50

    Smart cities for a more sustainable future

    Clotilde Cochinaire

    IOT solutions and smart territories expert for Western Europe, Huawei Technologies
  • 10:05

    Dubai Future Foundation session

    Dr. Patrick Noack

    Executive Director, Dubai Future Foundation
  • 10:35

    Luxembourg Trade & Investment Offices session: connect with startuppers worldwide

    Gaurav Mittal

    Co-Founder and CEO, GingerMind.ai

    Paulette Amthauer C.

    Founder, Serland Data Análisis

    Shiho Tanahashi

    Global Marketing Lead, HACARUS

    Nelson Pinto

    Project Manager, Luxembourg Ministry of the Economy
  • 10:55

    Advertising pause

  • 11:00

    Digital transformation – How to thrive!

    Calum Chace

    Sought-after keynote speaker and best-selling writer on artificial intelligence
  • 11:20

    Towards Explainable AI: Gaps and Perspectives

    Benoit Otjacques

    Head of Data Science and Analytics Unit, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)
  • 11:35

    Mirrored World: The Power of Massive, Intelligent, Digital Twins

    Emmanuel Libeau

    Data Practice Lead Luxembourg, Accenture
  • 11:50

    Disruptive Technologies Shape the Future of Sports

    Viktor Huszár

    Co-founder of Teqball, Chairman of the International Teqball Federation (FITEQ)
  • 12:10

    Lunch Break & Exhibition

  • Embracing innovative collaboration to solve Healthcare's greatest challenges

  • Master of Ceremony

    Carole Brückler

    Head of the Digital Health Technologies, Luxembourg Ministry of Economy
  • 14:00

    Official Introduction Talk

    Franz Fayot

    Luxembourg Minister of the Economy
  • 14:15

    How to forecast the next pandemic?

    Sylvie Briand

    Director, Infectious Hazards Managment Department
  • 14:35

    Building resilient & sustainable digital infrastructure

    Ralf Hustadt

    Member of Luxembourg Gaia-X coordination team
  • 14:50

    Clinnova: A Trans-regional Digital Health Effort - Unlocking the Potential of Artificial Intelligence and Data Science in Health Care

    Jasmin Schulz

    Strategic Programme Officer, Luxembourg Institute of Health
  • 15:05

    Advertising pause

  • 15:05

    Unlock transformation to value based healthcare through global innovation partnerships

    Leesa Soulodre

    Xennial deep tech pioneer, speaker, educator, mentor, and super-connector, General Partner, R3iVentures
  • 15:20

    Round table - Emerging technologies transforming the digital healthcare space

    François Recorbet

    Chief Strategy Officer, Bodyo

    Kelly Benning

    Vice President Sales and Marketing, LiveMetric

    Jochen Klucken

    FNR PEARL Chair and Head of Digital Medicine, University of Luxembourg

    Christian Oberlé

    President and Director, Caisse nationale de Santé
  • 15:50

    Break & Exhibition

  • 16:10

    Digitalisation of the Healthtech sector : relevant Market trends for Luxembourg

    Sara Bouchon

    Director Market Intelligence, Luxinnovation GIE
  • 16:25

    New technology adoption in healthcare: how to get it right

    Kyriacos Hatzaras

    European Partnerships Manager, BioMind
  • 16:45

    Global health-tech surge and the golden opportunity to transition to Care 2.0

    Borzo Baradari

    Vice President, Global Clinical Services, All.Health
  • 17:00

    Round table - Doctors as co-innovators

    Suzanne Vanweddingen

    Journalist, Letz be healthy

    Dr. Michael Witsch

    Chief digital medical health officer, CHL

    Borzo Baradari

    Vice President, Global Clinical Services, All.Health
  • 17:30

    From Mixed reality to Artificial Intelligence guided surgery: example in shoulder and hand surgery

    Thomas Gregory

    Shoulder Elbow Wrist and Hand Surgeon, Professor at Paris Sorbonne University
  • 17:45

    End of the conference