Lucy AndersonHead of Payments Innovation, Australian Payments Network
Lucy has been working in the Australian payments and financial services industry for over 15 years. She has worked with a number of organisations, in roles that cross the payments value chain including operations, product, strategy, business development and commercial negotiation. She is currently the Head of Payments Innovation 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 Lucy’s role involves promoting innovation, balanced by security controls and risk management practices to deliver improvements for all users of the payments system. One of Lucy’s key initiatives is to provide a collaborative forum for Members to evaluate the impact of technological innovation in order to proactively support scalable and sustainable innovation.
Stephen BordignonExecutive Director – Consumer Data RightACCC
Andrew CloustonChief Platform Officer, Volt Bank
Andrew has over 20 years of experience in Australian financial services, in both senior leadership and founder roles.
He founded a large mortgage broking business, Club Financial Services, and co-founded MOGO bankconnect; a RegTech providing digital vertification services used by major banks, consulting firms and credit bureaus. Andrew brings a wealth of customer-centric and industry experience to his role of Chief Platform Officer at Volt Bank.
Camilla CookeCo-Founder & Chief Marketing Officer, Xinja Bank
Camilla has over 25 years’ experience in marketing, specialising in digital & data driven areas. She has worked in London & Sydney as a digital strategist for start-ups, not for profits and blue chip clients and from 2013-15 was Marketing Director at Cure Brain Cancer.
Camilla is one of the co-founders and CMO of Xinja Bank. Xinja is an, Australian, independent 100% digital bank - or 'neobank' - designed entirely for mobile. It will allow customers to make Intuitive, optimised, rapid & better money decisions without the angst. Quick and easy to use, it is being built around customers' needs, with their input, and in their interests. Unencumbered by the expense of branches or older legacy systems, it will offer low or no fees, and competitive rates.
Colin DinnFormer Chief Technology Officer , Siam Commercial Bank
Chief Technology Officer for Siam Commercial Bank, the first goal was to create a new technology capability to provide advanced digital and data services. This has increased stability to the core products, introduction of a hybrid agile development capability to establish digital and data platforms and address customer centric design thinking.
To engineer a leapfrog in technology architecture core components such as API and micro services for digital transformation and Data Lake for data driven business. This, along with the migration from traditional delivery to collaborative culture is returning business value through the assembly architecture in reduced time. The next stage of change is underway exploiting Cloud Computing to provide scalability and new more adaptable solutions for improved business agility. Additionally, we will continue to exploit disruptive technologies such as the implementation of block chain to exchanging international payments, implemented in 2016.
Previously Colin was Group Executive for ANZ assigned with overall delivery responsibility for build of a new wholly owned ANZ subsidiary bank ANZ Thai in 9 months other roles in ANZ included the design and build of a regional based retail and corporate banking model.
Colin’s has worked in Asia for 20 years as Managing Director with Fidelity Information Systems and Head of IT Strategy with Standard Chartered. Colin’s early career in banking was in HSBC (Midland Bank) in the UK covering technical and business roles.
Josh ForemanFounder / CEO, Indebted
Josh is a serial entrepreneur with a passion for technology and data. He has been working at the intersection between finance and tech for the past five years, with extensive experience in the financial management of businesses small and large.
Josh co-founded a technology training company that supported small and medium businesses with financial management software, particularly Xero. Through this company, he was able to see firsthand the impact that technology and data can have in businesses, particularly smaller businesses, and how vital such an understanding was to the overall success of any company. This journey led his to his second company, which focused on providing affordable, technology-backed bookkeeping and accounting solutions to businesses across Australia.
Having exited both companies, he set his sights on one of the most untouched (and frankly ugly) areas of financial services - debt collection. In less than two (2) years, InDebted has become one of Australia's Top 50 funded technology companies reinventing a multi-billion dollar global industry through technology, data, and machine learning.
Kara FrederickManaging Director, Tiger Financial Group
Kara has more than 15 years of global experience in financial services and technology with direct deal experience spanning seed stage to large public market deals. As a venture capital partner, Kara has led several fintech investments, and she is the founding partner of tech investment and advisory firm, Tiger Financial Group. Previously, Kara was part of the investment team for Goldman Sachs Capital Partners’ in New York, including helping to lead a multi-strategy fund.
Kara is a Director of SBE Australia (affiliated with US-based Springboard Enterprises) - a leading advocate for women-led businesses, is an active supporter of education as an advisory member for Social Ventures Australia, and is co-chair of Princeton University’s Alumni Schools Committee in Australia. Originally from Silicon Valley, Kara is based in Sydney with her family.
Joseph HealyCEO & Co-founder, Judo Bank
Joseph is a career international banker who has held executive positions at NAB, ANZ, CIBC World Markets, Citibank and Lloyds Bank. As Group Executive/Divisional CEO, NAB Business Banking from 2008-14, Joseph was responsible for leading Australia’s largest and most profitable Business Bank and SME franchise. At ANZ from 2000-4, Joseph developed a ‘Wall St. to Main St.’ strategy bringing advisory and private equity capabilities to the SME market. From 2004-7, Joseph was ANZ’s Managing Director, Global Client Relationships.
Joseph holds a MSc (Finance), MBA, MSc International Management (China), MA in Contemporary Chinese Studies and MBA (Banking) degrees from University of London, London Business School and University of Nottingham in China. Joseph is an Adjunct Professor at University of Queensland Business School and is currently studying for an MSc in Psychology and Neuroscience of Mental Health at Kings College, London. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland and authored two books: ‘Corporate Governance & Shareholder Wealth Creation’ (2003) and ‘Chinese Firms Going Global – Can They Succeed? (2018). A third book, ‘Breaking the Banks – What went wrong with Australia’s banking? scheduled for publication in July/August 2019.
Joseph was a Director of Football Federation Australia (FFA) from 2010-2018 and has five international football caps for Scotland at youth level.
Oliver KiddChief Executive Officer, Archa
Oliver has a longstanding interest in emerging technologies and was formerly the Company Secretary and Chief Operating Officer of a publicly - listed tech start-up. There, he gained a robust understanding of technology systems and development, as well as user
acquisition and engagement. He hopes that by founding Archa, his friends and colleagues have access to a totally refreshed relationship with their money.
Luke LawlerDirector – Policy, Customer Owned Banking Association
Luke has been with the Customer Owned Banking Association and its predecessors since their formation and has been an advocate for the credit union industry since 1996. He has an MBA and before joining the customer owned banking sector was a journalist with the ABC and media adviser to a senior Federal Minister.
Jamie LeachChief Executive Officer / Director, Open Data Australia / Deloitte
Jamie Leach is a seasoned professional services executive with a background in Financial Services, Education, Defence, Spatial and Telecommunications sectors and more recently spear-heading Technology and Data Scale-ups across Asia/Pacific.
Jamie has been employed in prominent roles by some of the world’s largest brands, leading teams for GE Capital, Westpac, St George and Investec, and has brokered cross-border tech deals across four continents. As CEO and Executive Director of Open Data Australia, Jamie leads Open Data Australia (ODA), an independent, not-for-profit data authority, actively advising on open data issues related to the government, industry, research and the start-up community in Australia. The ODA focuses on developing digital strategies, strengthening data capabilities, designing data-driven tools, sustainability/smart-cities and building a data community with the aim to raise the quality of data nationally.
Brentyn ParkinExecutive Director of Community Information Support Services, Open Data Institute
Brentyn is the Executive Director for Community Information Support Services. He is an experienced community sector leader with non-government and government experience in international and Australian contexts. Brentyn is passionate about shared data and its value to the community to improve outcomes for people in need. His team has grown a successful platform to demonstrate this value, with a priority on accessibility, inclusion and data integrity. He has led the development of Community Data Exchange Protocols and the Australian Community Data Standard and has worked across many agencies, leveraging the value of open data and shared data.
Gaayathri PeriasamiCompliance Manager - Wealth Investment Products , Bendigo & Adelaide Bank Limited
Gaayathri Periasami is a compliance manager for wealth investment products at the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank Limited. She works in a highly dynamic environment with daily responsibilities including managing and monitoring the compliance framework for superannuation, assisting the business unit with its compliance obligations, and assessment of operational risk events.
She is also a professional lawyer admitted to practise in Victoria and has held a number of diverse roles including a stint in Federal politics. Gaayathri is very passionate about serving the communities she works with and has a special interest in projects and programmes affecting regional and rural communities and affairs.
Dom PymCEO & Co-founder, Up Bank
Dom is an entrepreneur and technologist who recently launched Up (up.com.au), a next-generation Australian digital bank delivering super powered banking.
Up is a clever way to organise your money and simplify your life, giving you the freedom to do the things you love. Dom's been involved in software, web and mobile development for over 20 years from start-ups to global enterprises in Australia, the UK, the USA and throughout Asia.
Dimitrios SalampasisDirector – Master of Financial Technologies, Swinburne University of Technology
Dr Dimitrios Salampasis is a Lecturer of FinTech Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Swinburne University of Technology. He is leading the Master of Financial Technologies, the 1st of its kind of program in Australia (and one of the very few internationally) co-created with highly-esteemed partners incl. Bendigo Bank, IBM Research Australia, Tableau and Pitcher Partners. The course aims to upskill professionals by inspiring, nurturing and curating the next generation of best-in-class FinTech talent and supporting the mentorship and growth of an effective and successful Australian and Global FinTech Innovation Ecosystem. The course which is delivered by the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship of the AACSB Internationally Accredited Swinburne Business School is embedded within Swinburne’s dynamic Innovation and Entrepreneurship ecosystem that received 2019 Australian Business Award (ABA) for Business Innovation for its Industry 4.0 Initiative. Dimitrios is also leading the Financial Technologies Innovation Research Program in the Swinburne Data Science Research Institute, which aims to translate data-oriented and smart technologies into tech-enabled business models within three priorities: a) Machine Learning and Augmented Finance, b) Regulatory Technology and c) FinTech education.
Prior joining academia, Dimitrios worked in the management consulting industries being involved in global advisory and consulting activities on emerging market investing assisting companies in developing long-term strategic focus and sustainable market business strategies. Dimitrios has published in international peer-reviewed academic journals and books and his work has been presented in major international conferences and invited keynote speeches and lectures around the world incl. Academy of Management Annual Meeting, R&D Management Conference, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada Conference and ISPIM Innovation Summit. His research interests revolve around the organizational, human, technological and societal sides of innovation and open innovation in financial services and FinTech innovation. Dimitrios is particularly interested in algorithmic and Artificial Intelligence (AI)-enabled financial advice, tech-enabled experiential business models, data-driven and distributed models of Blockchain-based consensus and trust, as well as, FinTech education and FinTech entrepreneurship. His upcoming book Transformation Dynamics in FinTech: An Open Innovation Ecosystem Outlook will be published early 2020 by World Scientific Publishing. Dimitrios is currently leading a Special Issue on the Human-Centric Constituents in Times of Decentralization in the Frontiers of Blockchain Journal.
Andrew SolomonAssistant Commissioner, Dispute Resolution, Office of the Australian Information Commission
Andrew Solomon is Assistant Commissioner, Dispute Resolution at the OAIC.
He oversees dispute resolution and enquiries across the OAIC's privacy and freedom of information functions. Mr Solomon is also responsible for Information Commissioner reviews, Commissioner initiated investigations and notifiable data breaches.
Mr Solomon has been at the OAIC, and the former Office of the Privacy Commissioner, for more than a decade. Previously, he was NSW State Manager for the National Native Title Tribunal, and ran the Central Sydney Community Transport Group, a not-for-profit organisation.
Mr Solomon holds a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice. He was admitted to the Australian legal profession by the Supreme Court of NSW in 1994.
Lauren SolomonChief Executive Officer, Consumer Policy Research Centre
Lauren was appointed Chief Executive Officer to establish the Consumer Policy Research Centre in May 2017. Lauren has worked in a range of policy roles across the corporate, government and not-for-profit sectors for over a decade, including Manager of Consumer Policy and Programs at AGL Energy. She has also worked in senior policy roles in the New South Wales Government and as a non-executive Director of the Energy Efficiency Council.
Lauren holds a Bachelor of Resource Economics (Hons) from the University of Sydney. Taking a strong interest in the people side of markets, she has completed further postgraduate studies in behavioural economics at the London School of Economics, a Graduate Diploma in Psychology at Monash University and the Executive Program for Non-profit Leaders at the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Lauren is passionate about cross-sectoral collaboration, interdisciplinary research and diversity of thought and experience when tackling complex policy issues.
Simon Vans-ColinaCo-founder & Engineer/ API & Openbanking Lead, Monzo Bank
Simon Vans-Colina is an Engineer at Monzo, who joined at the beginning of the project 4.5 years ago. He now runs Monzo's Openbanking program and spends a lot of time working with teams to build proof of concepts and try out ideas across all areas of the bank, in a process Monzo call scouting. Simon is a frequent guest on the Fintech Insider podcast, conference speaker and panelist. Previously Simon worked at London Clearing House, Citibank, Vocalink and Maersk.
Melisande WaterfordGeneral Manager, Regulatory Affairs and Licensing, APRA
Melisande Waterford leads APRA’s centralised licensing unit, established in July 2017. Melisande has been with APRA for over 20 years in a wide variety of roles spanning strategy, frontline supervision and policy roles across conglomerates, crisis management, insurance and superannuation. Melisande also served on the secretariat for the Financial System Inquiry in 2014, managed APRA’s Royal Commission response and assisted with the recent Capability Review into APRA.
Andy WeirExecutive General Manager Bankwest Technology & Transformation, Bank West
Andy Weir is the Bankwest Executive General Manager, Technology and Transformation. Andy is a member of the Bankwest Executive Leadership Team, which is responsible for setting and driving Bankwest’s organisational strategy. Andy’s remit also extends to technology, operations and change management based on more than 20 years’ leadership experience in delivering major strategic and organisational change in both Europe and Australia.
Andy has led a number of transformational, culture changes across Bankwest including the national retail expansion program, creating one of Australia's most innovative distribution networks. He also played an integral role in establishing an activity-based working culture and led the Bankwest and Commonwealth Bank of Australia integration program. Andy is a driving force behind Bankwest's organisational transformation to new agile, ways of working in order to meet their customers’ rapidly changing needs in the digital age.
Paul WiebuschLeader of Open Data & Open Banking, Deloitte
Paul leads Deloitte’s Open Data and Open Banking practice. Having explored Open Data in depth he brings a thorough understanding of its impact on an organisation’s strategy and its customers, as well as the implications for technology, data, compliance and the ecosystem. Paul leads Deloitte’s comprehensive review on Open Banking: Switch or Stick: Insights into customer switching behaviour and trust which will be published later this month.
With more than 30 years’ national and international experience in the financial services industry, he has led client service for a global banking client and held CFO roles for a retail banking division and a wholesale banking division of a major Australian bank.