Speakers & Topics


Brett Murray

Executive director and head of strategic design & innovation

JP Morgan Chase & Co. USA

"How to destroy traditional businesses"

Versatile marketing and operations executive with 24 years of Silicon Valley product conception, marketing strategy, brand, design, campaign & content creation, lead generation, and communications experience across JPMorgan Chase, NVIDIA, Nokia, TiVo, Apple, Handspring and startups.

I fundamentally believe that technology is one of the few places we can watch human evolution in real-time, and playing a role in helping to create and communicate that innovation to the world is what makes me jump out of bed in the morning and keeps me up thinking late at night.


Andy Grignon

Design and Technology Fellow

JP Morgan Chase & Co. USA


In his previous positions as Sr. Software Engineer and Sr. Manager he helped start the iPhone and worked on several releases of MacOS X. He was one of Steve Job’s close associates.

While working for Palm, he started the webOS and led the development of it’s 7 releases. Today Andy and his team are responsible for re-thinking all aspects of money in JP Morgan and Chase.


Petra Stojanović van Kahn

Business Development Manager

Google Cloud for Financial Services

New business model: "Google Bank"

"Petra will talk about Google's perspective of how Cloud Technology and the influence of Big Tech is changing the banking industry. Big Tech developments impact both the consumers' expectations (influences like voice technology, smart assistants, etc) on how their bank should serve them, as well as the way banks can comply to ever-increasing regulatory burdens (like using AI in financial fraud detection). "


Leon Stevens

EVP Global Customer Operations & Chief Revenue Officer

FintechOS, UK


An experienced Executive with 25 years in the Software Industry. Consistently achieving solid growth in software and cloud services across both global and regional led operations, with the leading technology companies and cloud start-ups.I have worked both the traditional Infrastructure market, LOB Business Applications and SaaS business model, possessing strong ITSM, ECM, Automaton, Analytics, AI, Security, BPM and CRM knowledge.


Paul Corke

Author, Leadership Thinker and Speaker

Leadership Architecture Consulting, UK

"How Fintechs are disrupting Leadership Development"

Paul has worked in the financial industry for over 20 years specialising in leadership and organisational development roles more recently with Lloyds Banking Group and previously with MBNA, Bank of America, Barclaycard, HBOS, Bank of Scotland and Capital Bank.

Over the years Paul has developed leaders through various experiential, collaborative and digital solutions to provide a blended and innovative approach to Leadership Development. Paul provides an engaging and interactive talk on the importance of having the right leadership architecture in place for your organisation and how Fintech’s are providing self-service machine powered solutions to the building leadership development strategy for organisations.

A case study will be discussed where an organisation using digital technology as a key driver for its leadership development strategy moved employee engagement by 40%+ and how creating a collaborative learning environment enhances business performance.

Paul now consults to work with organisations to create a shared understanding of leadership aligned to their business strategy to develop leaders who can shape the future of their business today and ensures organisations have the right leadership foundation, blueprint and architecture in place to ensure they get long term behavioural change and results.


Dražen Oreščanin

President of the Board

Poslovna inteligencija, Croatia


Solution and Database architect in a wide variety of Business Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Data Warehouse and Performance Management applications, with more than 25 years of experience in projects in largest companies in Europe and the Middle East.

Dražen is also the main architect of PI Telco DWH model and experienced with major DWH / ETL / BI platforms including Informatica, IBM and Microsoft.

Companies that he advised include mostly communication operators from Deutsche Telecom Group, Telenor Group, Telekom Austria Group, Ooredoo Group, Liberty Global and Saudi Telecom Company. Beside operators, Dražen delivered architectures and solutions also for banks, retail and utility.


Raymond Frenken

Head of Communications and CSR

European Banking Federation, Belgium

"Building trust in an age of disruption"

Raymond’s career as a financial journalist sees a constant theme of enlightening readers and viewers on complex financial and economic developments.

After starting out during the 1980s as a cub reporter in his native Limburg, the Netherlands, Raymond moved abroad in 1990 to work throughout Europe (Glasgow, London, Paris, Zurich and Amsterdam) as business news reporter and correspondent for top business media such as Bloomberg News, Dow Jones, the Financial Times and CNBC, where he became a familiar face for viewers across Europe.

Putting his money where his mouth was, Raymond left CNBC in 2006 to create EUX.tv, the European affairs channel. This enterprise now produces the videos for Euractiv.com.

In 2014 Raymond joined the European Banking Federation in Brussels as Head of Communications & CSR. Here he works on a responsible and innovative financial sector, with a specific focus on financial education and sustainable finance.


John Koetsier

Journalist. Analyst. Futuris. Dreamer

Singular, USA


John is a journalist, analyst, author, and executive, and has chronicled the rise of the mobile economy. He writes for Forbes and Inc and consults with companies like Singular, TUNE, Staples, ReadWrite, and SnatchBot. He builts the VB Insight research team at VentureBeat and managed teams creating software for partners like Intel and Disney. In addition, he leads web development teams, built social sites and mobile apps, and consulted on mobile, social, and IoT projects. In 2014, He was named to Folio's top 100 of the media industry's "most innovative entrepreneurs and market shaker-uppers.”


Milan Horvat


FIMA Plus, Croatia

"Digital Asset Exchange"

Experienced Entrepreneur, CEO and Consultant with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry and investment banking. Has been operating on the capital market for the last 30 years and is also currently active on the cryptocurrency market.

Skilled in Business Planning, R&A and Trading in Securities and Cryptocurrencies, Portfolio and Asset Management, Mergers & Acquisitions, IPO, STO & ICO. Strong consulting professional with a Master of Science focused on Economics and Finances. “I think that Digital Asset Market is Capital Market 2.0”

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Matti Laamanen

Senior Advisor

EMU Growth Partners Oy, Helsinki, Finland

"A new way of accounting companies to support businesses"

Matti’s career in companies like Nokia, Digital Equipment Corporation, Dow Jones Telerate and later on as an entrepreneur with growth companies like Wicom Communications Oy (acquired by SAP) and some others has been involved in business development, sales and marketing, international management and development of business processes incl. administration.

His background as M.Sc. (Econ. and Business Administration) has brought him into the start-up and growth company areas, where effective admin services are enabling key persons to focus on product development and growing the business instead of getting too much involved in bureaucracy and admin stuff.


Ivica Kostelić


Croatian national ski team, Croatia

"My life experience"

Ivica Kostelić is a former World Cup alpine ski racer from Croatia. He specialized in slalom and combined, but was also one of the few alpine World Cup ski racers able to score points in all disciplines. He is the brother of skiing champion Janica Kostelić.

After considerable success in junior competitions, Kostelić's World Cup career alternated between triumph and injury. His main accomplishments include a World Championship gold medal in slalom in 2003, Olympic silver medal in slalom in 2010, Olympic silver medals in combined in 2006 (traditional combined), 2010 (super combined) and 2014, as well as the overall World Cup title in 2011.

Today his passion and the new challenge is sailing.


Dejan Cvetković

Global Technical Sales Lead

Microsoft Co., USA


Marijo Volarević

Chief Digital Officer

Croatia Insurance, Croatia


Digital Transformation leader with international experience, strong information technology background and analytical skills coupled with astute business acumen. Specialized in forward-looking business transformation, ensuring that an enterprise's digital strategy is optimal, given current and emerging digital realities, opportunities and threats.

Track-record of achievements in creating market advantage and value for customers and shareholders in Telecommunications, Life Sciences, Information Technology and Services, Public sector and Financial industry