Speakers

Dan Makoski

Chief Design Officer - Lloyds Banking Group

Dan is the Chief Design Officer at Lloyds Banking Group. Prior to this Dan also lead Design at the world’s largest company Walmart, he started Project Ara at Google, designed the original Surface at Microsoft, led design research at Motorola, was the first VP of Design at Capital One, and knows seven versions of the running man.

Duena Blomstrom

Author & CEO - Emotional Banking & People Not Tech

Duena Blomstrom is an independent Digital Banking consultant, FinTech specialist, entrepreneur, Angel Investor, Mentor for Startupbootcamp and Techstars, a blogger with cutting edge style, a public speaker at industry events. For the last 18 years she's been in the Telco and the Finance world. Her book, Emotional Banking: Fixing Culture, Leveraging FinTech and Transforming Retail Banks into Brands, published by Palgrave MacMillan launched on May 8 to great success. She has been named a Top Ten Voice in FinTech by LinkedIn.

Megan Caywood

Chief Platform Officer - Starling Bank

Megan is the Chief Platform Officer at Starling Bank. Starling Bank is a leading challenger bank in the UK that was founded in 2014. In 2016 they raised $70 million in their first round of funding and received their official banking license. Prior to Starling, Megan worked in technology in San Francisco, having led product development at Intuit and Xero, two of the world's largest financial technology companies. Megan holds five patents in financial technology, and regularly writes and speaks on the subject.

Jackson Living

Lead Product Designer - Finimize

Jackson heads up Product Design at Finimize. Responsible for the user experience and product strategy decisions working closely with the 250,000+ Finimize Community. Passionate about taking a user-centric, experiment driven approach Jackson takes ideas and sees them through to implementation. Prior to joining Finimize, Jackson ran his own startup and design agency across New Zealand, Australia, and the US, designing meaningful products and experiences alongside global brands.

Kevin Lee

ED & VP, Head of Design & Co-Innovation - VISA

Kevin Lee is Vice President and Head of Design at Visa, Inc, responsible for setting the vision and the strategy of design and user experience in Europe and CEMEA. Previously he was responsible for building and leading Visa’s global digital design team and brought in human-centered design and design thinking expertise to help designing the innovative digital product experiences as well as innovative design systems platform which has been recently recognized by Fast Company for 2017 Innovation by Design Awards.

Vuokko Aro

Lead Product Designer - Monzo

Vuokko is a Lead Product Designer at Monzo, where she works to build the bank of the future together with the company’s product squads and community of users. Working with design principles that align with the product strategy across the company, this includes everything from ideation and concepts to the final pixels and small details that ultimately define the user’s interactions and experience. With a solid background in interaction design, Vuokko has helped startups across the US and UK (FanDuel, Citymapper, etc.) design mobile products with world class user experiences.

Ofer Deshe

CEO - Tobias & Tobias

Ofer is a customer experience expert and heads Tobias & Tobias, a design and innovation firm that blends behavioural research, cognitive science and design thinking to transform digital products and services. Ofer has led programmes for over 100 clients, including the world’s largest global financial institutions, asset management and insurance companies. Ofer has been involved in a significant number of successful product launches and he often speaks about user experience and innovation in conferences around the world.

Dmitry Nekrasovski

Lead, UX/Product Design - Slice Labs

Based in Ottawa, Canada, Dmitry leads the design team at Slice Labs, a platform that enables insurance providers to rapidly introduce, evaluate, and scale new digital products, technologies, and business models for the needs of an on-demand world. Founded in 2015, Slice has received over $35M in funding and counts global insurance heavyweights such as AXAXL, Legal & General, Munich Re, Progressive, SOMPO, and Grupo SURA among its investors and partners.

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Ranzie Anthony

Founder, Chief Creative Officer – Athlon

Ranzie is co-founder and Chief Creative Officer of Athlon, an Experience Design company based in London, New York, Toronto and Sofia. His international team partner with global banks and fintech scale-ups to design award-winning customer experiences.

Ricky Knox

Founder and CEO - Tandem Money