Program

Wednesday 19 May 2021

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8:00am – 9:00am

Registration

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9:00am – 9:05am

Opening Address

Rebecca Schot-Guppy, FinTech Australia

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9:05am – 9:10am

Official Welcome Address

Senator the Hon Jane Hume, Minister for Superannuation, Financial Services and the Digital Economy
*Via Video

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9:10am – 9:40am

Details to come

Changing how we save not just how we spend

Fireside Chat

Lee Hatton will talk about how important customer centricity is in designing a product, and how Afterpay Money will change the way Gen Z and Millennials save money just as it changed the game with spending.

Speaker: Lee Hatton, Afterpay
Moderator:  Simone Joyce, Paypa Plane
Theme: Customers in the Spotlight

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9:40am – 10:10am

The workplace as the future of financial services

Presentation

Speakers: James Windon and Daniel Cohen, Flare HR
Themes:
Growth Pathways Customers in the Spotlight

Bridging the gap between agricultural supply chains, data and finance

Presentation

Speaker:  Jins Kadwood, Agridigital
Themes:
Fintech/Industry Collaboration

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10:10am - 10:30am

x15ventures – reinventing major bank partnerships with fintechs

Presentation

Speaker: Toby Norton-Smith, x15ventures
Theme:
Fintech/Industry Collaboration

From startup to scaleup: successfully connecting the startup with the corporate

Presentation

Speaker: Scott Gunther, IAG
Theme:
Growth Pathways

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10:30am – 11:00am

Morning Tea
Sponsored by Look Who’s Charging

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11:00am – 11:30am

The role of trust in consumer lending

Fireside Chat

Building trust is crucial in financial services, and can be particularly challenging for neo lenders. How can innovations in Open Banking, Payments and Personal Finance Management help neo lenders overcome this challenge?

Open Banking pioneer Frollo, and leading payments provider EML, are perfectly placed to answer this question, so Ben Ford (Head of Growth – Frollo) and Sarah Bowles (Chief Product Officer – EML) will be sharing their unique perspectives on this topic.

Speakers: Ben Ford, Frollo and Sarah Bowles, EML
Moderator: Marie Mortimer, loans.com.au
Theme:
Fintech/Industry Collaboration

Getting back to business: fintechs and the SME recovery

Fireside Chat

Join Prospa CEO Greg Moshal as we deep dive into the role of fintech lenders in supporting the post-pandemic recovery of Australia’s SME sector in 2021. Hear from Australia’s #1 online lender to small business about the biggest lessons learnt throughout the pandemic, what surprised them most about customer behaviour during this time, and the impact of Government measures like JobKeeper and the SME Guarantee Scheme. You’ll also get insights into the forces driving SME demand for capital and how the fintech sector has emerged from the pandemic stronger than ever.

Speaker: Greg Moshal, Prospa
Moderator: Siobhan Casey, Australian Computer Society
Theme:
Growth Pathways

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11:30am – 12:00pm

Limepay’s journey to IPO and beyond

Fireside Chat

Speaker: Josh Edis, Limepay
Moderator: Charmian Holmes, The Fold Legal
Theme:
Growth Pathways

The importance of fintech collaboration as a platform to build the bank of the future

Fireside Chat

The banking sector is ever evolving with the intersection between customer, technology and financial services becoming more dominant. The importance of collaboration has never been more relevant. Partnering with fintech’s is the path forward to ensure our industry does not get left behind. As seen in Europe where digital-only banks are growing and taking considerable market share from traditional banks, now is the time for our market to decide to sink or swim… partnering with fintech’s to deliver superior customer experiences (swim) or stand firm on traditional banking platforms and get left behind (sink).

Speaker: Nicola Burgess, Data Action
Moderator: Cathy Lyall, Seed Money Australia
Theme:
Fintech/Industry Collaboration

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12:00pm - 1:00pm

Networking Lunch
Sponsored by Blueco

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1:00pm – 1:30pm

Building a NeoBank based on relationship banking?

Presentation

Speaker:  Joseph Healy, Judo Bank
Theme: Customers in the Spotlight

Blockchain: how does it democratise information and why it is it good for customers

Panel

Speakers : Linda Woodford, Axichain, Sally O’Keefe, Western Union and Katrina Donaghy, Civic Ledger
Moderator:  Joni Pirovich, Mills Oakley
Theme:
Fintech/Industry Collaboration

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1:30pm – 2:00pm

Embedded insurance – how brands are transforming insurance with Open

Fireside Chat

Speakers: Jason Wilby and Jonathan Buck, Open
Moderator: Rita Yates, InsureTech Australia
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Startup to IPO – lessons learnt on the IPO journey

Panel

Speakers: Clayton Howes, MoneyMe, Anthony Nantes, Wisr and Daniel Foggo, Plenti
Moderator: Amanda Isouard, King & Wood Mallesons
Theme:
Growth Pathways

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2:00pm – 2:30pm

Love at first byte

Presentation

As the financial services landscape opens up, giving neobanks, fintechs and payments platforms more room to compete with the banking incumbents, organisations have an opportunity to tap into a more agile, advanced and innovative payments landscape. Smart organisations are utilising the potential for deep API integrations and preparing by bringing payments in as core and driving customer experiences to surprise and delight. 

Seamless end-to-end customer experiences thanks to greater freedom to share consumer data will make or break brands in the ‘new world’. How do we as fintech leverage this as a growth pathway?

Speaker: Carolyn Breeze, GoCardless
Theme:
Growth Pathways

Verrency and Eftpos case study

Case Study

Speakers: Jeroen van Son, Verrency and Matt Barr, Eftpos
Theme:
Fintech/Industry Collaboration

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2:30pm – 3:00pm

Entering new markets by developing strategic partnerships

Case Study

Speaker: Simone Joyce, Paypa Plane and Square
Theme:
Growth Pathways

A Fintech and a Bank go white water rafting

Case Study

Speakers: Stuart Low, Biza and Robert Hale, Regional Australia Bank
Theme: Customers in the Spotlight

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3:00pm - 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea

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3:30pm – 4:00pm

Xero – scaling via product, partners and planning

Presentation

Speaker: Ian Boyd, APAC
Theme:
Fintech/Industry Collaboration

Bendigo Bank success to collaboration – Up and Tic Toc

Panel

Speakers: Anthony Baum, Tic Toc and Dom Pym, Up
Moderator: Lynda Coker, Volt Bank
Theme:
Fintech/Industry Collaboration Growth Pathways

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4:00pm – 4:30pm

The rise of embedded finance: it’s the end of fintech (as we know it)

Presentation

Speaker: Sophie Guibaud, Openpay
Theme:
Fintech/Industry Collaboration

Blockchain, cryptoassets, and the ways in which they can impact the future of money

Panel

There’s no doubting that cryptocurrencies are the way of the future. Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies grew extremely popular among the financial world in early 2018 and have continued to go from strength to strength since. However, blockchain, the record-keeping technology behind the cryptocurrency network, is now fast becoming one of the most important innovation to come out of the boom.

So, what does all this mean for the future of money and payment gateway?

Join industry leaders from Power Ledger, BTC Markets, Digital X and Law Squared as they discuss all things blockchain and cryptocurrencies and give insights into how this technology might impact the future of money.

Speakers: Caroline Bowler, BTC Markets, Anya Nova, Power Ledger and Matt Harry, DigitalX
Moderator: Demetrio Zema, Law Squared
Theme:
Growth Pathways

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4:30pm - 5:00pm

Say hello to open banking payments – the what, the why and the how

Presentation

Scott Farrell’s December 2020 report “Future Directions for the Consumer Data Right” uses the term “payment initiation” 268 times! He clearly identified bank account-to-account payment initiation as a priority for the CDR’s roadmap.

In this presentation, TrueLayer’s Head of Australia, Brenton Charnley, will explain how open banking payments work, share the key success factors learned by TrueLayer in the UK market, and discuss how and when we can implement open banking payments in Australia.

Speaker: Brenton Charnley, TrueLayer
Theme:
Growth Pathways

Embedded finance – democratise access to financial services industry

Fireside Chat

Speaker: Justin Xiao, Railsbank
Theme:
Growth Pathways

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5:00pm - 6:30pm

Welcome Drinks
Sponsored by UK DIT and Square

Thursday 20 May 2021

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9:00am – 9:30am

For Australian fintechs to grow, the speed of innovation must accelerate and evolve in order to provide a customer-centric experience

Presentation

Speaker: Kallan Hogan, Mastercard
Moderator: Elizabeth Barry
, Finder
Theme: 

Financial wellness – the smart strategy

Presentation

Speaker: Dr Lili Sussman, Wisr
Theme:
Growth Pathways

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9:30am – 10:00am

A crisis in credit transparency – can open banking bridge the gap?

Presentation

Speaker: Edward Maslaveckas, BUD
Theme:
Fintech/Industry Collaboration

Details to come

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10:00am - 10:30am

Banks vs fintechs – competition or collaboration?

Presentation

Speaker: Kristofer Rogers, Mambu
Theme:
Fintech/Industry Collaboration

How Superhero built a seamless user experience using 10+ years of ecommerce insights

Fireside Chat

Wayne Baskin has studied the changing wants and needs of customers at e-commerce business Booktopia, which he joined in 2008 and now holds the roles of Deputy CEO and CTO. In 2020, Wayne launched Superhero, a low-cost ASX trading platform that is being embraced by a new generation of empowered investors. During this discussion, Wayne will share his learnings from 13 years at Booktopia and how he’s translated these to deliver a simple and seamless customer experience within the confines of a complex regulatory environment.

Speaker: Wayne Baskin, Superhero
Moderator: 
Theme:
Customers in the Spotlight

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10:30am – 11:00am

Morning Tea
Sponsored by NewFound

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11:00am – 11:30am

Participation of super funds in the Australian innovation ecosystem

Panel

Speakers: Nathan Walsh, Athena Home Loans, Sam Sicillia, Hostplus and Paul Bassat, Square Peg Capital
Moderator
:  Jackie Vullinghs, Airtree
Theme: Fintech/Industry Collaboration

Scaling fintech to international markets

Panel

Speakers: Lachlan Heussler, Indebted and Tristan Dakin, Wise 
Moderator: Sally-Ann Watts, Austrade
Theme: Growth Pathways

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11:30am – 12:00pm

Consumer data right for banking and beyond

Presentation

Speakers: Andy Parton and Mike Booth, EY
Theme:
Fintech/Industry Collaboration

What happens when traditional banks and fintechs work together – can this form a successful partnership?

Panel

The future of Fintech doesn’t have to be a “them vs us” contest, but it can be a mutually beneficial relationship between established banks and up and coming start-ups.  In this session we hear from ANZ, NAB and Look Who’s Charging about the benefits of collaboration and how it can help to expedite solving real customer problems.

Speakers: Justin Brown, ANZ, David Washbrook, Look Who’s Charging and Emily Nicholas, NAB
Moderator:  
Theme: Fintech/Industry Collaboration

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12:00pm - 1:00pm

Networking Lunch
Sponsored by K&L Gates

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1:00pm – 1:30pm

What Australian fintechs can learn from Silicon Valley

Presentation

Speaker: Malini Sietaram, Brighte
Theme: Growth Pathways

“The lion will always need the mouse” – the partnership between American Express and Sniip

Fireside Chat

Speakers:  Damien Vasta, Sniip and Stacey Rylands, American Express
Moderator:  Lauren Capelin, Startmate

Theme: Fintech/Industry Collaboration

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1:30pm – 2:00pm

Progressing to a digital economy – CDR 2.0

Fireside Chat

Speakers:  Scott Farrell, King & Wood Mallesons and Amanda Robinson, Australian Red Cross
Moderator: Stuart Stoyan, MoneyPlace
Theme:
Growth Pathways

What builds a better neo-bank… partnering with an existing player or going it alone?

Panel

Speakers: Dom Pym, Up, Jacqui Colwell, Judo Bank and Matt Baxby, Revolut Australia
Moderator: Lauren Ware, Visa
Theme: Customers in the Spotlight

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2:00pm – 2:30pm

Disruptive collaboration: building a new global standard for the financial ecosystem

Presentation

Speaker: Tristan Dakin, Wise
Theme:
Fintech/Industry Collaboration

What to do when it all goes wrong

Case Study

Speaker: Tim Dickinson, Assembly Payments
Theme:
Growth Pathways

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2:30pm – 3:00pm

Afterlife: what happens once payments die in 2030?

Presentation

At Intersekt in 2019, Monoova declared the death of payments in 2030. This time we explore how do businesses survive in a world in which customers expect payments to be a thing of the past. It’s time to prepare for payments’ afterlife.

Speaker: Christian Westerlind Wigstrom, Monoova
Theme:
Customers in the Spotlight

Swimming outside the flags: frank thoughts and strong words

Fireside Chat

Speaker: Tarek Ayoub, Beforepay
Moderator: David Kreltszheim, Cornwalls
Theme:
Growth Pathways

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3:00pm - 3:30pm

Afternoon Tea
Sponsored by NewFound

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3:30pm – 4:00pm

Will banking-as-a-service have a material impact on the fintech landscape in Australia?

Panel

The aspirations of the Neobanks might not have met expectations, Banking-as-a-Service might be the killer product that meets that need.

Speakers: Steve Weston, Volt Bank, Simon Costello, Frankie One, Chris Boas, Q2 APAC and Mac Duncan, Westpac
Moderator: Kate Wilson, RFi Group
Theme:
Growth Pathways

Using API technology to reach customers in new ways

Panel

BPAY Group’s Developer Portal and the launch of BPAY Payments API services is attracting interest from a diverse range of payment industry players. Learn how this collaborative initiative is creating solutions to support a range of businesses and their unique customers’ needs.

Speakers: Jonty Hirositz, Deferit and  David Taing, Groupee
Moderator: Jon White, BPAY Group
Theme:
Fintech/Industry Collaboration

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4:00pm – 4:30pm

The future of financial advice in Australia and the fintech community’s contribution

Presentation

Speaker: Ivan Tchourilov, OpenMarkets Group
Theme:
Customers in the Spotlight

UBank and 86 400: partnering for growth

Fireside Chat

Speakers: Robert Bell, 86 400 and  Phillipa Watson, UBank
Moderator: Shahirah Gardner, Finch
Theme:
Fintech/Industry Collaboration

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4:30pm - 5:00pm

The future of financial services with Google in the fintech ecosystem

Presentation

Speaker: Stuart Houston, Google Cloud Asia Pacific & Japan
Theme:
Fintech/Industry Collaboration

Details to come

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5:30pm - 8:30pm

Closing Drinks
Sponsored by AWS

CONTACT US

For any enquiries regarding Intersekt 2021 please contact:

Sarah Jones or Julie Jerbic
Watermark Events
Phone: 07 5533 5642
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