• SPEAKERS

    Nadia Manzari

    Partner at SCHILTZ & SCHILTZ

    She is a regular speaker at national and international conferences covering payment services, financial technologies, remuneration policies and corporate governance.

    Before joining Schiltz & Schiltz in 2018, Nadia was the Head of the Innovation, Payments, Markets Infrastructures and Governance Department at the Commission de Surveillance du Secteur Financier (CSSF), where she started her career in 2001.

    She graduated in law from the University Robert Schuman in Strasbourg and holds a master degree in private law (maîtrise en droit privé, mention “droit des affaires”) as well as a postgraduate DJCE diploma (Diplôme de Juriste Conseil d’Entreprise) degree with a focus on German-French business law. She holds the Certificate in Corporate Governance of INSEAD and is an ILA certified director.

    Jonathan Prince

    Co-founder, Finologee

    Jonathan Prince is an entrepreneur in the ICT and FinTech sectors with over 15 years’ experience in sales & marketing management. Jonathan is co-founder of Finologee a #Regtech company building digital finance platforms: Digital onboarding, XS2A, Messaging. He is also partner in charge of sales & partnerships at Mpulse handling over 95% of micropayments made via mobile operators in Luxembourg. In 2012, he co-founded Digicash a #Fintech startup, first SEPA based, multi-bank, mobile payment initiative in Europe. In 2007, he founded TCG a consulting and advisory service provider in the telecom and payments industries. Jonathan is also public speaker and host in various Finance and Technology conferences.

    Bert Boerman

    CEO and Co-founder, Governance.com

    Bert Boerman is the CEO and Co-founder of Governance.com, the platform that helps regulated businesses achieve good data governance. Governance.com includes the technology (Governance.io) and the expert services (Governance.support) required to ensure a solid and efficient internal process. As a former banker with 15 years of experience he has dealt with regulatory oversight for many years. Frustrated with the lack of innoovation in regulatory compliance, Bert teamed up with his twin brother Rob in 2011 and built Governance with a team of business and IT experts. In 2016 Governance.io was awarded as the FinTech Startup of the year in Luxembourg. Since then, the company was included in the FinTech50 Hot ten list, the Global RegTech100, the European Fintech100 and many other publications.

    Susanne Schartz

    COO, SEQVOIA

    Susanne Schartz is the COO of SEQVOIA, where she is responsible for operations, product strategy, IT and client service. SEQVOIA is a Luxembourg Fintech providing tech and human services solving fund documentation compliance issues. Susanne has 20 years of experience in the Luxembourg asset management industry. During this time, she held different roles within operations and product. Throughout her career, she gathered extensive experience in defining and deploying technology within operational and regulatory contexts. Susanne is passionate about technology as an innovative force that offers solutions to organizational challenges and brings operational efficiency as the basis for business growth.

    Mike Wonham

    Senior Director Analyst, Gartner

     

    2 years at Gartner, 21 years industry experience

     

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Mike Wonham works in GTP Security, Identity and Risk, focusing on data security, classification, DLP, risk process and measurement, security governance and programs and security metrics.
     

    Background - Previous Experience

    In Mr. Wonham's previous roles, he was responsible for service architecture, presales, solution architecture, security architecture, customer relationship management, contract review, service delivery management, audit management, policy creation and incident management.

    Marie-Claire Pettinger

    Data Protection Officer and Compliance Officer, Group Foyer

    After obtaining her Master’s degree in Law (economic and social rights) from the Catholic University of Louvain -la- Neuve, Marie-Claire joined the Insurance Group Foyer where she held various positions.
    Marie- Claire worked as a Legal Advisor in the Claims Department before becoming manager and Team Leader of this department.

    She completed her academic studies with a Master in “Leardership of management” at the ICHEC Brussels Management School in Brussels.

    After a long career in management, Marie-Claire started working in the data protection field. In 2017, she successfully passed the Data Protection Officer (DPO) certification exam (Data Protection Institute, Brussels) and was appointed DPO of Foyer Group.

    Marie-Claire lives in Belgium. She loves travelling, sports and having fun with her family and friends.

    Alan Blanchard

    Business Development, APIAX

    Alan has 20 years' experience producing market-leading content for professionals in legal, tax and regulatory services. Alan uniquely combines his deep content knowledge with a keen fascination for technology and has been at the forefront of digital first strategies in commercial and public sectors. He firmly believes that RegTech is the idea whose time has finally come.

    Anne-Sophie Morvan

    Business Development Manager, LuxHub

    She is in charge of LuxHub API Marketplace, a meeting point for Fin/RegTechs & Financial Institutions. Before joining LuxHub, Anne-Sophie has been practicing as a lawyer (Paris/Luxembourg bars) in the IT/data protection and regulatory fields. She worked in this context with both Fin/RegTechs & Financial Institutions and thus has a deep understanding of these stakeholders' needs.

    Anne-Sophie holds a Master degree in E-Commerce and Digital Economy Law from the University Paris I-Panthéon Sorbonne and a LL.M. in German law from the Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich.

    Arianna Rossi

    Postdoctoral researcher at SnT (University of Luxembourg)

    Arianna Rossi is an academic researcher of the Laboratory for Socio-Technical Cybersecurity (IRiSC-Lab: https://irisc-lab.uni.lu/), affiliated to the APSIA group within the Interdisciplinary Centre for Security, Reliability and Trust (SnT) of the University of Luxembourg. Her research activity mainly develops in the domains of Legal Design, human-centred privacy and design for data protection compliance, with a focus on transparency and choice architecture. In 2019, she received a joint international Doctoral Degree in Law, Science and Technology from the University of Bologna and a PhD degree in Computer Science from the University of Luxembourg.

    Kenza Bouzouraa

    Head of Sales (Elgon/Ainos) and Deputy Director (Ainos)

    Kenza holds a master’s degree from University Paul Verlaine, Metz. In 2018, she also got a certificate in Management from Essec Business School.
    Five years and a half ago, Kenza joined Elgon. At first, she worked for the Sales Department. Afterwards, she became Head of Sales for Ainos (IT company specialized in the development of digital solutions and in business intelligence) and then Head of Sales for Elgon (which supports companies with their digital transformation). Recently, she has been promoted Deputy Director for Ainos.

    Béatrix Barafort

    Group Leader, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

    Béatrix Barafort graduated as a Software Engineer in the Conservatoire National des Arts et Métiers (France) and has worked from 1988 to 1996 in a software house in Lyon for software development projects in banks and insurance companies. Then she joined the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) where she has led R&D process assessment and improvement projects based on the ISO/IEC 15504/330xx standard (Process Assessment), mostly in IT Service Management, and in non-IT applications. Béatrix is now heading an R&D Group on “Service and Process Governance” encompassing the TIPA® initiative (open framework for process assessment including TIPA for ITIL), GRC works and in particular Data Protection (GDPR). She is actively involved in standardization activities in ISO/IEC JTC1 SC7 (Software and Systems Engineering with Process Assessment as a particular interest) and in ISO/IEC JTC1 SC40 (IT Service Management and IT Governance). She was editor of the published ISO/IEC 20000-4:2010 standard for an IT Service Management Process Reference Model.

    Sébastien Pineau

    Lead Partnership Officer, Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

    After 8 years of auditing in French and Luxembourg consulting companies, Sébastien joined LIST in 2006 as an engineer. He has worked as project manager, unit manager and program manager in the regulatory field.

    He is now Lead Partnership Officer attached to the ITIS department (IT for Innovative Services) and is particularly involved in the LIST activities addressing regulation, information security and business transformation.

    He works in close cooperation with national regulatory authorities as well as companies from telecom, finance, healthcare and IT sectors.

     

    Julien Sassella

    DPO & Legal officer, e-Health Agency

    Mr. Sassella, who holds a Master degree in Business Law, joined the e-Health Agency after previously working as a legal officer in local law firms for several years. Since his arrival at the Agency, Mr. Julien Sassella has taken over various legal tasks within the Administrative Pole, then the Risk Management Pole and more particularly, with respect to the drafting and the elaboration of conventions and contracts of all kinds. as well as, analyses relating to the missions of the Agency. Over time, the process of handling the personal data protection component has gradually become appropriate.

    Since January 1, 2017, Mr. Julien Sassella also assumes the function of data protection officer

    Stéphane Bianchin

    CISO, Banque Raiffeisen

    Stéphane holds a master degree in computer sciences from the University Claude Bernard in Lyon and also several InfoSec certifications. He is currently working as the Chief Information Security Officer at Banque Raiffeisen, driving the transformation of the Information Security framework.
    He has 20 years of experience in Information Technology and Security, specialized in governance and risk management, with a solid and proven understanding of Information Security and Data Privacy and has been involved in the implementation of Information Security Management Systems for different companies in Luxembourg, mainly within the banking, payment cards and telecommunication industries.

    Odile Renner

    Partner, Arendt

    Odile Renner is a Partner at Arendt and heads Arendt Regulatory & Consulting.
    She worked as an attorney in the general corporate and M&A practice of a US law firm in Paris
    from 1991 to 1997.
    In 1998, Odile joined PricewaterhouseCoopers Luxembourg and created its “Regulatory
    Compliance Advisory Services”, where she became Partner in 2002. In this function, she
    advised and assisted international clients active in the financial sector in the set-up and
    functioning of their Luxembourg products and management companies.
    After leaving PricewaterhouseCoopers in 2012, Odile joined Arendt to create and develop a
    service offering complementary to that of the law firm Arendt & Medernach within a newly
    created advisory company, Arendt Regulatory & Consulting.
    Active in the fields of governance, distribution, compliance and operations, Arendt Regulatory &
    Consulting helps clients in the asset management and asset servicing industry to cope with their
    regulatory obligations.
    Odile holds a master's degree in international business law from the University of Paris 1 –
    Panthéon Sorbonne (France) and a master's degree in international law from the University of
    Strasbourg (France).

    Karl Gribnitz

    CEO, regpx

    Karl is a fellow of the Chartered Corporate Governance Institute with over 30 years in managing, restructuring and driving finance departments for companies of different sizes. He is also a serial entrepreneur, having founded regpx and flwpx, using the cognitive task analysis tools (CTAT) he created. Last but not least, Karl also co-authored various books on company law and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and numerous papers on the financial and time consequences of turnarounds.

    Maciej Waloszyk

    Managing Partner, Cascade

    Maciej has held executive positions within Investment Fund sector in Luxembourg. He is a CSSF authorised director for Manco's & AIFM's. He holds a business degree from the Luxembourg Business Academy awarded for the accomplishment of a programme co-designed with the Luxembourgish Chamber of Commerce. His expertise encompasses the set-up of Investment Funds, as well as the creation of commercial companies. He has a broad knowledge of operational aspects of the services provided to investment funds including Transfer Agency, Domiciliation and Corporate Secretary services.

    Philippe Valoggia

    Senior Research & Technology Associate at Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST)

    Philippe Valoggia is a Senior Research and Technology Associate at LIST. He obtained a Master of Research in Social Science and a Master of Science in Management of Technology. He started his career as R&D engineer dealing with Knowledge Management issues. He designed several analytical tools to improve organizational capability to manage knowledge. Observing organizational transformation challenges, he studied organizational change phenomena through both National and European projects. Again, he developed analytical tool and method to control organizational change project. He also leaded R&D project on service innovation through which he studied and tested new approaches in terms of service ideation and service design.

    Since 2017, he is part of the Business Analytics and Compliance Technologies (BART) Unit of Luxembourg of Science and Technology (LIST). He works on Regulatory Compliance issue and he is studying the impact of regulation on organizational processes in terms of compliance capability and compliance risk determination. For this end, Philippe has acquired expertise to design and assess organizational process. He is currently applying process assessment and risk determination approach to Data Protection.

    Philippe is teaching Knowledge Management and Change Management at House of Training and at University of Luxembourg.

    Frank Roessig

    Head Digital Solutions for Finance, Proximus

    Frank has a track record in the successful international development of new business units and innovative solutions, mainly in the Financial Sector.
    He currently leads Digital Solutions for Finance at Proximus Luxembourg, developing novel solutions that enhance client experience and optimize operational efficiency: Digital Client Management, KYC / KYT, Digital Asset Transfers, Reconciliation, Distributed Processes, that are founded on Blockchain, AI and other cutting-edge technologies.

    Successful implementations of these novel technologies encompass Digital KYC in the field of Asset Management and Tokenized CrowdFunding as well as blockchainized notarization and traceability.
    Prior, as Country Manager Luxembourg for Akeance and as Managing Director of Racine Capital, he advised the Financial Sector on the implementation of Digital and Marketing Strategies as well as the improvement of Risk-, Compliance- and Operations Management.


    Previously, he was part of the founding team of two start-up banks with successful exits. GMAC-RFC Europe, where he eventually acted as CEO and Chair of the Board, that structured and transacted up to EUR 8 billion p.a. of international loan portfolios. EEPK, a covered bond bank, where, as Structured Portfolio Manager, Frank built an EUR 4 billion+ fixed income arbitrage portfolio.

     

    He started his Finance career at various Financial Institutions by working in Capital
    Markets, Portfolio Management as well as Corporate & Retail Finance.
    Frank is an active member in various forums: International Bankers Forum as Board Member, ALFI in the Blockchain WG, ALCO in the CryptoAsset WG, ATEL in the Distributed KYC WG, W3C in the BlockChain Digital Assets WG. He regularly speaks and publishes on topics encompassing Digitalization, FinTech/RegTech, Blockchain-DLT, Digital-KYC, Financial Innovation, Capital Markets, Structured Finance and Virtual Marketing.
     

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