Board of advisors
Chief Strategy Officer, Australian Payments Network Limited
Victoria has been working with payment and identity technologies for over 15 years. She has advised a range of organisations, from start-ups to major banks, on the business implications of emerging payment and identity technologies. She is currently the Chief Strategy Officer at Australian Payments Network Limited. Australian Payments Network (AusPayNet) is the self-regulatory body set up by the payments industry to improve the safety, reliability, equity, convenience and efficiency of the Australian payments system. A key part of Victoria’s role involves shaping the future direction of the payments industry through her work with the Australian Payments Council, for which AusPayNet provides subject matter expertise and secretariat support. The Australian Payments Council is the strategic coordination body for the Australian payments industry. It engages directly with the Reserve Bank of Australia’s Payments Systems Board.
Managing Director of Technology Business Strategy | Venable | Washington DC
Jeremy Grant is Venable's Managing Director of Technology Business Strategy and a member of the firm's cybersecurity consulting practice. Combining federal government and private sector experience, he works with clients to develop growth strategies, identify and exploit market trends, and advise on policy impacts across the IT, cybersecurity, identity, and payments sectors. In this role, Mr. Grant utilizes his diverse background and deep understanding of business, technical, policy, and finance issues around identity, privacy, and cybersecurity, having served in a range of leadership positions spanning government and industry. Most recently, Mr. Grant worked as a Managing Director at The Chertoff Group. Before that, he established and led the National Program Office for the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace (NSTIC), housed in the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST); NSTIC was the first new cybersecurity program launched by the Obama administration. There he led the administration’s activities across private and public sectors to drive a marketplace of more secure, privacy-enhancing identity solutions for online services. He coordinated development of a common shared identity service for citizen-facing government digital applications and helped establish the private sector–led Identity Ecosystem Steering Group, which has crafted a framework of standards and rules to enable a trusted online environment that can validate the identities of individuals securely with minimal disclosure of personal information. He also led efforts to improve identity and authentication for individuals and devices in the NIST Roadmap for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity. Before leading NSTIC, Mr. Grant was the Chief Development Officer for government services consulting firm ASI Government. He spent three years with Washington Research Group as a market analyst focused on identity, cybersecurity, and government technology. Earlier in his career, he served as Vice President for Enterprise Solutions at MAXIMUS, where he led the division's Security and Identity Management practice, playing a major role in a number of major federal identity and security programs. Mr. Grant began his career as a legislative aide in the U.S. Senate, drafting legislation laying the groundwork for the Department of Defense and civilian agency smart card and PKI efforts.
Technical Advisor (Finance)| Asian Development Bank
Lotte is the Technical Advisor for Finance at Asian Development Bank. She provides technical leadership on financial sector issues, including developing and maintaining sector policies, strategies, operational plans and directional papers. She has led program designs which have been recognized for innovation, process and impact. These include credit lines to support micro, small and medium-sized enterprises and electronic banking to support inclusive finance. She previously worked as Director for International Economic Policy at the Swedish Ministry of Finance; as a financial supervision and regulation expert at the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority and the Swedish Central Bank and as a consultant to the International Monetary Fund.
Senior Executive Vice President of Transaction Banking Directorate, PT. Bank Mandiri (Persero) TBK
Founder of Financial Services Club | Author of Digital Bank
Some people make things happen, some watch things happen, while others wonder what happened. As a commercial strategist, Chris Skinner looks through the window of opportunity for the financial services industry and delivers his discoveries back through insightful keynote presentations. Widely considered as one of Europe’s leading thinkers in strategy, financial services, banking, business development, payments, risk management and business transformation - when Chris is not travelling and delivering keynote speeches, he is Chairman of the Financial Services Club, a network for financial professionals and writing for his widely followed financial markets blog ‘The Finanser’. Chris Skinner is the author of several books including "Digital Bank", "The Future of Banking", "The Future of Finance after SEPA", and "The Future of Investing after MiFID". As a result his views regularly appear on news media including the BBC, Sky, Bloomberg and The Banker. Chris has also been invited to Judge the Card Awards, TradeTech Awards, Banker's Awards, Asian Banker's Excellence in Retail Financial Services program and more recently to become a contributor to the World Economic Forum. As Chris Skinner guides audiences into the banking and finance market, he offers well informed views about what the future may hold and how we can best prepare for what lies ahead.
Head Payment Systems Development Group Financial Infrastructure World Bank
Executive Advisor to the Board of Directors, equensWorldline
Prof. h.c. Dr. rer. nat. Michael Salmony Executive Adviser equensWorldline Michael is an internationally recognised leader on business innovations especially in the digital and financial services space.
In this capacity he is board-level advisor to banks, national and international associations for example the European Commission, the EPC (the decision making body of the 8000 banks in the 31 countries of Europe), the EACB (4056 banks with aggregated assets of 7 trillion€ and their 210 million customers throughout the EU), the ERPB (the key European multi-stakeholder strategy board chaired by the Executive Board of the European Central Bank ECB) and further major national and international boards.
He is widely published (and cited/translated into many languages including German, Italian, Dutch, Finnish, Polish, Russian and Japanese) and appears regularly as keynote speaker at leading events and across all print, broadcast and electronic media. He is executive adviser to the BoD of equensWorldline, Europe’s leading payment provider that processes over 17 trillion Euro per year. Previously he was IBM's Director of Market Development Media and Communications Technologies and studied at Cambridge University, UK.
Director and co-founder of Innopay
Global Head of Regulatory & Market Strategy, Citi Transaction Services
Ruth Wandhöfer is a regulatory expert in the field of banking and one of the foremost authorities on transaction banking regulatory matters. She is Global Head of Regulatory and Market Strategy for Citi's Treasury and Trade Solutions business. In this role Ruth's key responsibilities include driving regulatory and industry dialogue and developing product and market strategy in line with the evolving regulatory landscape. Ruth chairs a number of influential industry bodies such as the Global Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Committee of BAFT (a global trade body that represents the particular interests of the transaction banking community), the EU-wide banking industry Payments Regulatory Expert Group which plays a leading advocacy role on behalf of the banking industry in relation to all payments related legislative developments and the European Payments Council Information Security Group. She is also a member of the European Commission Payment Systems Market Expert Group (PSMEG), a very small group of hand-picked industry experts. Ruth was named as one of 2010s 'Rising Stars' by Financial News; named in Management Today's 2011 ‘35 Women under 35’ list of women to watch (Sunday Times), and one of the 100 Most Influential People in Finance 2012 as named by Treasury Risk Magazine. She speaks five languages (EN, DE, F, ES, IT) and has completed studies in various countries, including an MA Financial Economics in the UK, an MA International Politics in France and an LLM in International Economic Law in the UK. In 2010 she published her first book on “EU Payments Integration – the tale of SEPA, PSD and other Milestones along the Road” (Palgrave MacMillan) and has been a fellow lecturer of the Pallas LL.M Program in European Business Law. Her second book “Transaction Banking and the Impact of Regulatory Change: Basel III and other challenges for the global economy” (Palgrave MacMillan) was published in October 2014.