ATH Finnovation 17

Start Date:Mar 09, 2017

End Date:Mar 09, 2017

Location:Athens, Old Stock Exchange, Greece



This March, Interfima and the National Bank of Greece cordially invite you to attend the first Fintech Forum in Athens Greece. The event, will investigate on the constantly shifting financial services environment and provide insights of the Fintech sector from a practical perspective. Top speakers from the U.K., Luxembourg and Greece will share their experiences, discuss over the challenges and present the fruitful benefits of the technological innovations in the banking and finance industry.We look forward to welcoming you at the Old Stock Exchange Building, downtown Athens March the 9th.



Key Aspects

Join us in this event and gain significant conceptual and practical benefits :

  • Follow up on recent trends on international and local levels
  • Experience first hand developments in the financial services arena
  • Associate with the challenges and the demands of the Fintech sector
  • Familiarize with the Fintech market
  • Engage with top class practitioners 
  • Generate business leads
  • Network with other fellow professionals

This FINTECH series event, is suitable for :

  • Banking and insurance professionals
  • Financial services professionals
  • Incubators and accelerators staff
  • Digital innovators
  • Business owners
  • Entrepreneurs 
  • Start-uppers
  • Journalists





Registrations (08.30 – 09.00)

Welcoming Notes
 Interfima and NBG Group (09.00 – 09.30)

Session ONE 
Keynote Presentation (09.30 -11.00)

Chris Gledhill | Chris will present the FINTECH ecosystem status on a global basis and discuss about the three levels of disruption which are: 
(i) the operation 
(ii) customer use and satisfaction 
(iii) compliance


Session TWO  Key Research Findings (11.00 -11.30)

Lubomir Olach of the EFMA will present pan European findings on banking and financial services innovation (FinTegration). 


Break (11.30 – 12.00) 

Session THREE 
Panel Discussion A (12.00 – 12.45)

  • Chris Gledhill, Secco (top Fintech influencer)
  • Bert Boerman,
  • Lubomir Olach, Efma

Our honoring experts will suggest success stories of companies that started and excelled with the use of technology. Each of the presenters will have 15 minutes to showcase their successful breakthroughs.


Session FOUR Panel Discussion A (12.45 – 13.30)

  • Kostas Kalogerakis, NBG Group
  • Maria Leontiou, Eurobank Group
  • Anthony Kyriazis, TribalWorldWide
  • George Karamanolis, CrowdPolicy

Our guest speakers will discuss about the nature and status of the greek fintech market place and its recent developments. Each of the presenters will have 15 minutes to showcase their successful breakthroughs.

Q and A 
(13.30 – 14.00)

End of Event

ntzakouNelly Tzakou-Lambropoulou was appointed General Manager of Retail Banking at National Bank of Greece in July 2013. She is responsible for Retail Banking, the Branch Network and e-Business & Alternative Channels of the Bank. She is a Member of the Executive Committee of NBG. 

Since December 2012, she held the position of General Manager, Group Head of Operations, Business Processes & IT at the Bank. She joined NBG in July 2007 as General Manager, Group Head of Operations & Global Transaction Services. 

She is Chairman of the BoD at National Securities S.A and at NBG Bancassurance Insurance Broker S.A. . She is also Vice-Chairman of the BoD at DIAS S.A. (Greek ACH) and member of the BoD of the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Ethniki Factors S.A. Moreover, she is a member of the Euro Banking Association (EBA – Paris) and a council member of EFMA Operational Excellence Advisory Council, as well as a member of “Junior Achievement Greece”.

 Before joining NBG Group, she worked at EFG Eurobank-Ergasias (1990-2007), where she held the position of General Manager, responsible for the Group Operations and the Global Transaction Services business unit. She was actively involved in bank acquisitions made by EFG Eurobank-Ergasias, both in Greece and abroad, as well as in the functional integration of the acquired banks.  Her banking career started in 1982 when she joined Societé Generale (Athens branch), working in the field of MIS/Budget/Profitability. She was a member of the Board of Directors of EFG Eurobank Securities, EFG Asset Management, EFG e-Solutions, DIAS Inter-banking Systems and the Greek Securities Central Depository.

chrisChris Gledhill is generally recognized to be the world’s top ranking authority on Fintech. He regularly delivers speeches and writes articles about digital banking, finance, and what lies ahead for financial institutions.

Chris was at the head of the Lloyds Banking Group innovation labs. He followed this by co-founding and working as CEO of the UK Challenger Bank Secco. Chris boasts a high-tech and corporate career history and speaks with expertise and eloquence on a vast range of so-called ‘disruptive technologies’. These include AI, API, Big Data, Biometrics, Blockchain, CryptoCurrencies, Deep Learning, Mobiles, Virtual Reality, and Wearables.

Chris is on a crusade to reinvent the finance industry and takes pleasure in questioning the centuries old banking principles. He aims to constitute a digital banking system appropriate for the 21st century.

He blogs regularly and his Twitter account is hugely popular among financial professionals wanting to get all the latest news on Fintech’s global expansion. Chris also wrote a book, Consumerization – the Enterprise Guide to BYOD and co-authored The Fintech Group in association with Kruger Cowne.

bertBert Boerman is the CEO and Co-Founder of; the investment fund oversight platform.

Bert has 17 years of experience in banking, financial services and business development. In his last position as Senior Vice President, Financial Professionals he was responsible for the Institutional business lines of the bank. Recognising the urgent need for innovation in the financial sector, Bert co-founded 2Gears, the company that created, with his twin brother Rob. He subsequently left the bank in April 2014. In June 2015 the company was awarded as the Fintech startup of the Year in Luxembourg. After a recent funding round the company is now preparing its international expansion.

antHe is highly focused on forward thinking user centered Digital Banking services which reshape the relationship and interaction of customers with their bank and finances, winning numerous awards for both Web and Mobile Banking solutions & services.

At TribalWorldwide Athens he is responsible for creative team building/leading, new business development and enhancement of all creative solutions, services and campaigns until their delivery and launch.  He has a huge expertise in advancements of all aspects of UX – UI – CX and service design across all digital channels/mediums and devices.

LubomirLubomir Olach has been working in the financial industry since 2000 when he started his career at Allianz Slovakia and joined the team that introduced credit insurance to Slovakia. After two years, his steps led him to the largest savings bank in the Slovak banking sector, Slovenská Sporiteľňa, where he was participating in several projects like establishing the bank´s leasing and insurance companies, Basel II requirements and the local Credit Bureau. After his MBA studies, Lubomir acquired a position of project manager and was involved in developing and coordinating conference industry projects in retail financial services. Since 2008 he was appointed as a regional manager at the leading retail financial industry association Efma responsible for the CEE region. Now as a director, he is also in charge of international development, member relations and further Efma expansion to countries outside of Europe.

MLeontiouEngineer by degree, Financial Services operations’ expert by profession, innovation enthusiast by nature, Maria Leontiou heads Eurobank’s Innovation Center, a core pillar of Group Digital Banking Division, aspiring to play a key role into the Organization’s journey towards systematic innovation. Maria Leontiou holds a B.Eng. degree from the National Technical University of Athens and has 20 years of experience in Financial Instruments. She joined Eurobank in 2002 and until 2015 she held several managerial positons in the OTC Derivatives & Collateral management operations field with a track record of process & systems optimization, in-house systems implementation & regulatory projects. Before that Maria was a stock broker in the Athens Stock Exchange Market and a certified Derivatives’ Market Maker. Being a strong believer in “ideas worth spreading” she is a member of TEDxAthens team since 2012, a membership that constantly refills her batteries with positive energy and pushes her to think beyond boundaries.

kkalogerakisKonstantinos has more than 18 years of banking and consulting experience, starting his career in a Xiosbank branch. He has been working for i-bank business development in National Bank of Greece since 2009 on a series of high-impact innovation projects, such as i-bank concept stores, i-bank Innovation & Technology competition and “deixtous”, a campaign to bridge the digital gap for elderly people. He is now leading the fintech acceleration program of NBG, named “Be Finnovative”, in collaboration with Crowdpolicy.

Before joining NBG, Konstantinos worked as a management consultant in A.T. Kearney successfully completing strategic projects in the Greek FI market and then as Head of Market Segments in Geniki Bank – Societe Generale Group.

georgeGeorge has a strong presence in the ICT & Project Management ecosystem, serving for more than 10 years in high and C-level positions both in the private and public sector. He is currently the co-founder and CTO/CIO of Crowdpolicy, which specializes in the design, development and implementation of CrowdSourcing and CrowdFunding initiatives and platforms, bridging the gap between organizations and the crowd. He has been involved in a wide range of organizations, institutions and startups in Greece and abroad. During 2009-2012, George has coordinated the implementation of Major Transparency (Clarity,, e­-government and other projects for the Greek Government. He was member of the Scientific Committee for the Crowdsourcing Platform “labs.opengov” and the Organizational Committee for the Digital Greece 2020 EU Agenda and scientific advisor of GFOSS (Greek Free / Open Source Software Society). He was member of the board at the Internet Investors Association, an NGO promoting corporate governance and transparency activities for Greek listed companies. Also, he was Scientific Advisor of the “Information Society and the Knowledge ­based Economy” group at the National and Technical University of Athens. George holds a B.Sc. in Informatics and a M.Sc. in Information Systems from the Athens University of Economics and Business. His main interests include Open Data and Open Government, Project Management, ICT and CrowdX initiatives in a global context.


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