• 20 - 24 July 2020, London, United Kingdom
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The Agenda

London Digital Finance Leadership Programme 2020 Agenda

Day 1, Monday, 20 July 2020 – Workshop

08:30 – 09:00


09:00 – 10:00


Leadership in the digital world

The digital revolution has launched a new era of human empowerment and engagement across business, society and in every aspect of our lives. Never has there been a more powerful influence on human behaviour, irrespective of country or culture, than the combined effect of digital technologies.

Introduction to key global trends today

Self-introduction of participants, the countries each come from and the leadership realities each face. The diversity of the participants is also a source of learning.

Thinking about digital as leaders

Thinking about intractable decisions as leaders

Introductions by the Faculty - Emmanuel Daniel, David Gyori, Nick Dove and Paul Domjan

10:00 – 11:00


Key developments in the financial services industry and the UK’s role as a financial innovation hub

For 2019 and the upcoming years, financial services institutions must contend with multiple challenges tied to regulations, legacy systems, disruptive models and technologies, new competitors, and a restive customer base while pursuing new strategies for sustainable growth.

The UK financial services industry landscape today

PSD2 - the directive that has changed banking as we know it

GDPR - the most important change in data privacy regulation in 20 years

Innovations that will define our society and new ideas of wealth creation

This session will be facilitated by Faculty and invited Speakers



Latest developments in frontier technologies: A panel of experts

In this session, a panel of experienced technology visionaries will share the key developments taking place and how leaders like yourself should be thinking and acting upon them:

Artificial intelligence, data and analytics

Blockchain, crypto and digital assets

Risk and Cybersecurity

This session will be facilitated by Faculty and invited Speakers.

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch – Level39

13:30 – 14:30


Understanding the universe of fintechs, startups and investors

With people engaging with content across devices and on multiple platforms, opportunities for marketers to connect with audiences has never been greater. Despite these opportunities, what do we measure and how we incorporate these innovators into traditional institutions?

In the session we will have discussion with Nektarios Liolios who is co-founder at Rainmaking Innovation and is an outstanding thought leader driven by entrepreneurship, collaboration and the desire to change the industry. Nektarios will share his experience that how trends are irrelevant if you as a bank don't know how to properly engage with start-ups. Facilitated by Paul Domjan.

14:30 – 15:00

Tea break

15:00 – 16:00


Up-close and personal: Meeting HSBC’s Diana Biggs – One of the most leading innovators in London.

HSBC has been at the forefront of digital innovation and leveraging on inhouse expertise to push the boundaries of their strategic ambitions, aligned with the priorities of the HSBC group. In proactive collaboration both across the group and with external parties, the team is focused on the incubation of ideas, leading to the execution of innovative customer propositions.

We will meet with Diana Biggs, Global Head of Innovation, HSBC who has been named one of Standout 35 of the Innovate Finance Women in FinTech Powerlist 2018, in the top 25 Fintech influencers in the UK by CityAM, on the Fintech Finance GOLD Power List, in the Blockchain News Top 100 and in the Kurtosys Women in Finance Power 100, to discuss the management of HSBC's contribution to external accelerator programmes. Strategy and foresight, investments in Fintech companies, and internal promotion of innovation. This session will be facilitated by Paul Domjan with a view of facilitating your own personal leadership journey.

16:00 – 17:00


How should we think about Risk, Cybersecurity and the need to be an Open Institution?

We will meet with world-class thought leader on cybersecurity and discuss how the revolution in available technology is leading us. How should I think about cybersecurity, given the fact that the very technology that is enabling us is the one restricting us?

This session will be facilitated by Faculty and invited Speakers


Welcome dinner – The Sipping Room

This is a working agenda, content and speaker will be updated on a timely basis

For more details please contact to Program Manager :

Usama Muhammad

Program Manager


(+44) 744 8470 186