Frankfurt Digital Finance 2021 went fully online this February 3. A big THANK YOU to everyone who made it an enormous success:
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Meet the speakers who shared their perspectives and insights.
Chairman of the Board, Israel Innovation Authority
Dr. Ami Appelbaum is the Chief Scientist and the Chairman of the Board of Israel Innovation Authority. Dr. Appelbaum has more than 36 years’ experience in research, development and senior level management in the field of the Semiconductor. Prior to the current job as Chief Scientist, Dr. Appelbaum served for 22 years at numerous executive positions at KLA Tencor, $15.6B Market Cap and world leader in the business of capital equipment for the semiconductor industry based in the Silicon Valley, CA. His most recent position was Corporate Senior Vice President and president of KLA Tencor Israel. Dr. Appelbaum holds a Doctorate and Master degrees from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa and an Engineering degree from Ben Gurion University in Beer Sheba, all in the field of materials engineering. Dr. Appelbaum is the author and co-author of more than 50 scientific and technical publications, and holds 7 patents in the field of semiconductor equipment and processing.
CEO & Founder, wefox Group
Julian Teicke is the CEO & Founder of wefox Group. He is a serial founder, investor and mentor, and an entrepreneur out of passion to fundamentally change the status-quo in the insurance industry. The wefox Group is one of the fastest growing insurtechs in the world and they are the force behind the consumer-facing insurance carrier ONE and the insurance platform wefox. They have successfully made their mark in Europe, are planning to expand globally and set to tell the world the story of their journey and speak about the future of insurance.
Founder & COO, Penta
Jessica Holzbach is Co-Founder and CCO of Penta. She started her career by studying General Management and Business Law, completed with a bachelor’s degree before completing her Master and pursuing her PhD. During her studies, Jessica already worked as a business consultant. She founded her first company in 2016 - a foodtech. A little later, Jessica switched back to banking and founded Penta 2017 with other founders. As CCO and MD she is responsible for marketing, sales and CRM and was honoured by Forbes on the “30 under 30” list and Capital on “Top 40 unter 40”.
CEO, Deposit Solutions
Tim Sievers is founder and CEO of Deposit Solutions. Having started Deposit Solutions in 2011, he is a pioneer of the FinTech industry and remains an active contributor to the community, for instance through his membership of the FinTech Committee of the Federal Ministry of Finance, the Digital Banking Project Committee of the Association of German Banks and as a speaker at international conferences. Prior to Deposit Solutions, Tim worked for 10 years in private equity and technology companies. He holds a doctorate in Economics from the University of Hamburg, an M.Sc. in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an M.A. in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Oxford.
Professor of Finance, Goethe University, Frankfurt
Prof. Dr. Andreas Hackethal is a Professor of Finance at Goethe University in Frankfurt and heads the Household Finance group at the Leibniz Institute for Financial Market Research. His empirical research is on individual investment behavior, the role of financial advice, investor protection and on digitalization in finance. He is a member of the advisory council to the German Financial Supervisory Authority BAFIN, of the Exchange Experts Commission (advising the German Federal Ministry of Finance), of the working group consulting ESMA’s Financial Innovation Standing Committee and of the supervisory board of Frankfurt’s Fintech center Techquartier.com. Andreas serves on the supervisory boards of two tech firms.
Member of the Executive Board, Deutsche Bundesbank
Prof. Dr. Joachim Wuermeling took office as a member of the Executive Board of the Deutsche Bundesbank on November 1, 2016. He is responsible for the Directorates General Banking and Financial Supervision, Information Technology and Risk Control. Prior to taking on his current position, Mr. Wuermeling, who has a PhD in Law, held a variety of executive-level posts in the financial and insurance industries as well as in politics. From 2011 until his departure for the Bundesbank, Mr. Wuermeling was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Association of Sparda-Banken in Frankfurt am Main. Prior to that, he was a member of the Executive Board of the German Insurance Association for around three years. From 2005 to 2008, Mr. Wuermeling was State Secretary for European affairs at the Federal Ministry for Economics and Technology, where he was also responsible for coordinating European policy matters. Prior to this, he was a member of the European Parliament (CSU) from 1999 to 2005.
At Frankfurt Digital Finance, we combine breadth and depth with a focus on key topics transforming the industry.
Here are three reasons to be part of Frankfurt Digital Finance: a fantastic speaker line-up, unequalled networking opportunities, and a conferencing tool that will maximise your online experience.
Our aim is to connect the key players in the European Digital Finance ecosystem under one roof: corporates, start-Ups, investors, academia, and policy makers. We are proud that the first edition of Frankfurt Digital Finance seems to have achieved just that. But read for yourself:
The conference offers a great mix of people to engage with. The audience is phenomenal from banks to young companies. It is a great place to share our vision and connect with new partners.
For us as a company from Finland, the conference is a great opportunity to meet decision makers from all the different financial institutions. You cannot miss that.
I have enjoyed the conference very much. It is very diverse, it gathers many different people, addresses many different topics. At ING we always try to to figure out new business models and look out for partners. So this is the perfect place to do this.
It is very important for us to network – not only with our peers but also with people from the wider community. Having a format like this really helps to foster that dialogue. It is very efficient because you do not have to set up 100 meetings, I like that.
Frankfurt Digital Finance is ideal for startups to meet the relevant players under one roof. We have had a number of startups from our accelerator and it was amazing to see how many contacts they made in one day – work that normally takes us 3 months. I encourage international startups to attend and present themselves.
It is important for young companies to come together with established players to create dialogue and a mutual understanding. For at the end of the day it is not fintech vs. traditional banks but partnerships of mutual benefit. This conference is the right form and the right format to have this kind of exchange.
Frankfurt Digital Finance is the first real community ecosystem- event in Frankfurt
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