“THE METAMORPHOSIS OF A SECTOR – THE DIGITAL WORLD OF FINANCE”

“THE METAMORPHOSIS OF A SECTOR – THE DIGITAL WORLD OF FINANCE”

The event

21st Finance Tech Forum

"THE METAMORPHOSIS OF A SECTOR – THE DIGITAL WORLD OF FINANCE"

April 10, 2019

Sofia Event Center, Alfa and Panorama halls

Organizers:
ICT Media & ISACA-Sofia Chapter

With the cooperation of: Financial Supervision Commission, Association of Banks in Bulgaria, Association of Bulgarian InsurersBulgarian Association of Supplementary Pension Security Companies

“Digitalization” has become more than just a buzzword for drawing attention to products and services. Information technologies are changing every industry and finances are no exception. The digital revolution continues to change traditional financial institutions and the transformation is on all levels – from business models and strategies through the applicable regulatory framework to meeting the end client’s needs.
A lot of the Bulgarian financial institutions have been following the trends for years now and are taking all the necessary steps to adapt to the latest technologies in a timely manner. They have significantly changed their business strategies and are increasingly committed to developing and providing a wide range of innovative services and tools to meet the growing customer demands for personalization, experience, speed, and security.

The traditional providers of financial services are creating, acquiring or partnering with FinTech companies in order to achieve high end-user satisfaction. In the same time, blockchain technologies (and cryptocurrencies in particular) are increasingly causing discussions about their place in the context of the traditional financial institutions and the sector is already getting less suspicious of such innovative technologies.

The regulatory and institutional environment of the European Union regarding the financial field also plays a major role in the industry’s change, as the work of the lawmakers continues towards ensuring a stable and secure digital financial ecosystem in a state of open communication between providers of financial services. The implementation of the revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) is in the limelight as well as the Regulatory Technical Standards that are expected to become applicable in September 2019.

For 21st consecutive year, the Financial Tech Forum organized by ICT Media and ISACA Sofia Chapter, will gather financial institutions and technology companies to look into the metamorphosis of the industry, to answer the questions that matter to the sector and to highlight the topics that will shape the evolution of the next-generation financial institutions.


Who will attend the conference:
This forum targets representatives of the banking and non-banking financial sector: banks, insurance companies, pension insurance companies, regulators, payment operators, financial brokers, microcredit financial companies, including online consulting firms, leasing houses, associations, the Government, FinTech companies, and others.
In 2018 the event was attended by senior executives (CEO, COO, CFO, board members), CIOs, heads of departments, project leaders, IT and Security experts, auditors, business analysts, consultants, experts in payment systems.

How was the event held in 2018

Speakers

Nina Stoyanova

Nina Stoyanova

Deputy Governor Banking Department, Bulgarian National Bank

Vladimir Savov

Vladimir Savov

Deputy-Chairman and Manager of Insurance Supervision Division, Financial Supervision Commission

Etienne Goosse

Etienne Goosse

Director General, European Payments Council

Judit Baracs

Judit Baracs

Senior Account Director CEE, SWIFT

Marianna Janssen

Marianna Janssen

SWIFT GPI Expert, EMEA

Yuriy Genov

Yuriy Genov

Executive Officer and Member of the Management Board at DSK Bank; Chairman of the Board of CIO Club

Krasimir Krastev

Krasimir Krastev

Chief Expert, Payment Supervision Directorate, Bulgarian National Bank

Irina Kazandjieva

Irina Kazandjieva

Head of Division "Banking policy and analysis", Association of Banks in Bulgaria (ABB)

Svetla Nestorova

Svetla Nestorova

Chairperson of the Managing Board of the Association of Bulgarian Insurers (ABI), Chief Executive Officer of Bulstrad Life Vienna Insurance Group

Ramona Chervenkova, CGEIT, CRISC

Ramona Chervenkova, CGEIT, CRISC

ISACA-Sofia Chapter

Kiril Kirilov

Kiril Kirilov

CIO and Vice-president, Allianz Bulgaria Holding

Ilian Stoianov

Ilian Stoianov

Director Risk Assurance Services, PwC

Kristin Krumov

Kristin Krumov

Director "ICT Applications", United Bulgarian Bank

George Galtchin

George Galtchin

Digital Transformation Manager, TBI Bank

Vladislav Venev

Vladislav Venev

Chief Information Security Officer and Data Protection Officer, Raiffeisenbank Bulgaria

Dr Colin Smith

Dr Colin Smith

Manager International Services, Omikron

Lubos Klokner

Lubos Klokner

Sr. Systems Engineer – F5 Networks

Attila Paksi

Attila Paksi

Head of Business Development, Financial Sector CEE, Gemalto

Svetlozar Karaneshev

Svetlozar Karaneshev

Head of Internal Audit at the Bulgarian American Credit Bank and Member of ISACA Sofia Chapter

Nikola Nyagolov

Nikola Nyagolov

Principal Consultant, ITNL Bulgaria

Alexander Zahariev

Alexander Zahariev

Regional Account Executive, SE Europe, Forrester

Goran Angelov

Goran Angelov

Founder and CEO of IBS Bulgaria (IBS)

Tsvetomir Doskov

Tsvetomir Doskov

CEO, SirmaBC

Atanas Kiryakov

Atanas Kiryakov

Founder and Member of the board of Sirma Group Holding, CEO of Sirma AI

Hristian Atanasov

Hristian Atanasov

Head of Department "Software Development", CSoft

Kaloyan Georgiev

Kaloyan Georgiev

Solution Architect IoT, Automation and Energy Management EcoStruxure Business Global Operations, APC by Schneider Electric

Arkadiusz (ARKA) Giedrojc

Arkadiusz (ARKA) Giedrojc

CTO for IP solutions in Huawei Enterprise Business Group for Nordics and CEE Region

Onur Çınga

Onur Çınga

Regional Sales Manager for Central Eastern Europe, Veripark

Svilen Stanchev

Svilen Stanchev

Sales Director, IBS Bulgaria (IBS)

Hristo Borisov

Hristo Borisov

CEO, Payhawk

Pavel Chrbadzhiyski

Pavel Chrbadzhiyski

Chairman, Bulgarian Bitcoin Association

Hristo Nihrizov

Hristo Nihrizov

Partner at Dimitrov, Petrov & Co. Law Firm

Martin Bogdanov

Martin Bogdanov

Member of the Board of Directors and co-founder of the Bulgarian Fintech Association.

Radoy Stoyanov

Radoy Stoyanov

Offering Business Development Manager, BULPROS

Yoanna Genova

Yoanna Genova

Manager Innovations, Raiffeisenbank Bulgaria

Tickets

180 BGN VAT included
Registration for representatives of Financial sector
704 BGN VAT included
Ticket for companies offering IT solutions (IT companies)
Registration

Contacts

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