Germany Speakers

Rūta Merkevičiūtė

Head of Division | E-money and payment institutions supervision

Bank of Lithuania

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Rūta Merkevičiūtė is a Head of Division for E-money and Payment institution supervision at Bank of Lithuania, responsible for supervising over 115 E-money and Payment institutions.

She is also a co-chairperson of the Standing committee on Payments Services at the European Banking Authority (EBA), which is responsible for contributing to EBA’s policies and EU single market in payments and e-money.

She has professional legal qualification as an attorney-at-law and for the past 10 years has been working both in the private sector and financial sector’s supervision in the areas of responsibility that include AML, payments, open-banking, lending, crowdfunding, investment services, FinTech industry, Regulatory Sandbox and transposition of EU Directives such as PAD, PSD2 and AMLD4.

Duncan McIntosh’s

Product Owner – CIAM (Customer Identity & Access mgt)

RBS

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Steve Miller is a Due Diligence, Investigative & Fraud expert with over 16 years of professional experience working in varying business development & consulting capacities within the legal and financial markets. Since joining Thomson Reuters in 2014, he has focused his work on helping corporations overcome complex problems by creating customized solutions to fit their needs. For the last six years, Steve has narrowed and deepened his focus on financial firms. He primarily works with Risk, BSA, CIP, EDD, & Commercial Credit departments within Banks, Credit Unions, Broker-Dealers, FinTechs, & other Financial Institutions. He serves on the Thomson Reuters Corporate Advisory Board & Partnership Advisory Committees. Steve earned his B.S. in Business Administration with a Major Concentration in Finance from Saint Joseph’s University.

Igor Sumkovski

Senior Manager Financial Crime Compliance Advisory

Santander UK

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Steve Miller is a Due Diligence, Investigative & Fraud expert with over 16 years of professional experience working in varying business development & consulting capacities within the legal and financial markets. Since joining Thomson Reuters in 2014, he has focused his work on helping corporations overcome complex problems by creating customized solutions to fit their needs. For the last six years, Steve has narrowed and deepened his focus on financial firms. He primarily works with Risk, BSA, CIP, EDD, & Commercial Credit departments within Banks, Credit Unions, Broker-Dealers, FinTechs, & other Financial Institutions. He serves on the Thomson Reuters Corporate Advisory Board & Partnership Advisory Committees. Steve earned his B.S. in Business Administration with a Major Concentration in Finance from Saint Joseph’s University.

Linus Fugl

Senior Vice President | Tribe Lead Financial Crime Prevention

Danske Bank

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Steve Miller is a Due Diligence, Investigative & Fraud expert with over 16 years of professional experience working in varying business development & consulting capacities within the legal and financial markets. Since joining Thomson Reuters in 2014, he has focused his work on helping corporations overcome complex problems by creating customized solutions to fit their needs. For the last six years, Steve has narrowed and deepened his focus on financial firms. He primarily works with Risk, BSA, CIP, EDD, & Commercial Credit departments within Banks, Credit Unions, Broker-Dealers, FinTechs, & other Financial Institutions. He serves on the Thomson Reuters Corporate Advisory Board & Partnership Advisory Committees. Steve earned his B.S. in Business Administration with a Major Concentration in Finance from Saint Joseph’s University.

Andrea Toucinho

Director of Studies, Prospective, and
Training

Partelya Consulting

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Steve Miller is a Due Diligence, Investigative & Fraud expert with over 16 years of professional experience working in varying business development & consulting capacities within the legal and financial markets. Since joining Thomson Reuters in 2014, he has focused his work on helping corporations overcome complex problems by creating customized solutions to fit their needs. For the last six years, Steve has narrowed and deepened his focus on financial firms. He primarily works with Risk, BSA, CIP, EDD, & Commercial Credit departments within Banks, Credit Unions, Broker-Dealers, FinTechs, & other Financial Institutions. He serves on the Thomson Reuters Corporate Advisory Board & Partnership Advisory Committees. Steve earned his B.S. in Business Administration with a Major Concentration in Finance from Saint Joseph’s University.

Vincenzo Marchica

CEO

Vincix Group

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RPA & AI Expert and Chief Evangelist of Vincix Group, Vincenzo was an early adopter of RPA, he is one of the few people in the industry who can genuinely claim to have a a fair decade of real-world RPA experience. He is an experienced professional, with a clear focus on solving business problems with technology.
Leading Vincix Group, he is an early adopter and Innovator in the RPA industry.

Vincenzo invests his time in researching new solutions and new technologies that can help and speed up business innovation processes.

Richard Parlour

Principal

Financial Markets Law International

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Richard Parlour chairs the EU Task Force on Cybersecurity Policy for the Financial Sector. Richard assists banks and other financial institutions in protecting them from financial crime and strengthening their cyber resilience. This includes using AI and other intel tools to develop AML and risk systems effectively and efficiently, tying the AI approaches to humint in an overarching free flowing governance structure. It also includes policy, certification and procedural frameworks, investigations, training, and enhanced due diligence in over 140 countries worldwide. Richard has been a member of the UK Government AML Experts Group, trained FIUs, and is assisting in the establishment of a new EU Task Force on Improving AML Effectiveness across the EU. He has worked in Brussels with the European institutions and is former in house general counsel at LIFFE in London. His firm is called Financial Markets Law International (www.fmli.co.uk)

Joe Depeau

Senior Presales Consultant

Neo4j

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Originally from the USA but now living in the UK, Joe Depeau has over 20 years of varied experience in the IT industry across a number of domains and specialties. Most recently, Joe has focused on technical pre-sales and solution architecture in the data and analytics space.

When not geeking out over data and technology, he enjoys camping, hiking with his dog, tending to his garden, reading, and playing board games and RPGs. He also bakes a mean cheesecake

Jan Veldsink

Lead Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies

Rabobank

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Bio: Jan is a creative energetic new thinker, with passion for technology and people.
Jan is speaker, senior advisor, trainer and coach specialized in Artificial intelligence and Interventions in organizations and teams. His mission is to contribute to a secure and endurable environment within teams and organizations. 
Working with AI since the last AI winter. At his work with some of the large banks in the Netherlands he applies AI within different Compliance and Fraud related topics.His expertise areas are Artificial Intelligence, Cyber security, Systems thinking, Serious gaming and nnovation. Jan Veldsink MSc is working as consultant and teacher on the subjects of Cybercrime, Artificial
Intelligence, digital transformation, organizational development and innovation at Rabobank and Nyenrode Business Universiteit.

Jan is Lead Artificial Intelligence and Cognitive Technologies within Global Compliance Surveillance & Integrity Investigations of the Rabobank.

Jan is Core Teacher of the module AI and Digital Security, one of the Modular Executive MBA in Business & IT programs at Nyenrode. Other academic programs: Digital Transformation, Leadership and Change, Applying AI.