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Monday, October 22 • 9:40am - 10:00am
What's Next for Payments? Look Abroad

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While the future of payments is the subject of great debate, one thing is certain--if we want to know more about the future, we have to take a global view. Europe, in particular, has been a payments pioneer, from real-time settlements and contactless cards to EMV and PSD2. Taavet Hinrikus has scaled two of the most successful European tech companies--first as an early employee of Skype, and now as co-founder of TransferWise, an international money transfer service valued at $1.6 billion. As an entrepreneur, angel investor in more than forty European startups, and member of the European Innovation Council's High Level Group of Innovators, Hinrikus is helping Europe lead the next wave of payments innovation. In this session, he shares what the U.S. banking sector can learn from the European tech boom and how the current geopolitical climates may come into play in the U.S., the UK, and beyond.

Moderator
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Anna Irrera

Fintech Correspondent, Reuters
Anna Irrera is a correspondent at Reuters in New York where she covers the financial technology sector and technology related developments at some of the world’s largest financial institutions. In her role she works on stories on topics at the intersection of Wall Street and Silicon... Read More →

Speakers
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Taavet Hinrikus

Co-Founder & CEO, TransferWise
Taavet Hinrikus is co-founder and chairman of TransferWise, new kind of financial company for people and businesses that travel, live and work internationally. It makes sending money overseas up to 8 times cheaper than using a bank. It’s the fairest, easiest way to manage your money... Read More →


Monday October 22, 2018 9:40am - 10:00am
The Vault at Titian Ballroom, Level 2