discuss and debate key trends in the industry
training sessions for new and seasoned practitioners
visits to payment institutions in Europe, Japan and more
in conversation hard talk style with professionals
Reports on industry trends
Dr Michael Salmony is Executive Adviser to the Board at equens World line SE, Europe’s leader in financial processing and transactional services, which processes over 17 trillion Euro per year. He is an internationally recognized leader on strategy of business innovations in digital and financial services.He is board-level adviser to major European banks, industry associations and European finance bodies.He regularly helps shape future directions in European decision making bodies e.g. European Commission, EPC, ERPB, and further national and international boards. His views are much in demand as keynote speaker at international events and he appears on TV/Radio/all electronic media on advances in finance and is quoted extensively (e.g. Financial Times, Harvard Business Manager, New Scientist, The Economist and by business schools and governments from Ghana to Malaysia). He has published much own original work which has been translated into many languages including German, Italian, Dutch, Finnish, Polish, Danish, Russian, Chinese and Japanese. Previous positions include Director Business Development of leading national central bank (Bank of the Year, Best Innovator Award). Before entering the world of finance,he was instrumental in setting up IBM’s European Network Centre for the convergence of IT, telecommunications and media and helped transform companies and business models in many industries (publishing, TV/radio, utilities, national rail, etc.) as IBM’s Director of Market Development Media and Communications Technologies. He studied at the University of Cambridge and is married with two millennial children
Kalliopi Spyridaki is Chief Privacy Strategist at SAS, the leader in data analytics. She joined SAS in 2007. In her role today, Kalliopi focuses on public policy and privacy compliance in Europe and Asia Pacific.
Kalliopi works with regulators and policymakers to help shape laws and government policies related to data and artificial intelligence that impact SAS and its customers. She also assists with SAS’s privacy compliance program aiming to ensure that SAS remains in the forefront of global privacy requirements.
She feels the most intriguing part of her work is striving to bridge the gaps between the making of a law, its implementation and the rapid pace of technology evolution with its transformative power for business and our society.
Kalliopi has lived in Brussels since 2002. Before joining SAS, Kalliopi worked as a legal adviser and public policy expert in various firms and organisations focusing on data protection law, competition law and consumer law. She holds a law degree from the University of Athens, Greece and a master’s degree from the University of Tübingen, Germany. She is a member of the Athens Bar Association. Kalliopi speaks four languages.