David Birch

David Birch

Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion

Day One  

David G. W. Birch Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy.

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Paul Stoddart

Paul Stoddart

Managing Director, VocaLink

Day One  

Paul joined the Board of VocaLink Ltd in June 2012 as Managing Director responsible for Strategy, Corporate Development, Marketing and the UK & International Product portfolios incl. Bacs, Faster Payments, Mobile and Immediate Payment Services.

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Kristy Duncan

Kristy Duncan

Founder and CEO, Women in Payments

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Kristy Duncan is founder and CEO of Women in Payments, an initiative that facilitates networking, learning, and gender parity advocacy for women across the global payments ecosystem.

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Michael Moon

Michael Moon

Head of Payments Asia Pacific, SWIFT

Day One  

Michael Moon joined SWIFT’s Singapore office in 2012 and leads the development of SWIFT’s payment business across Asia Pacific.

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Joe Cunningham

Joe Cunningham

Regional Risk Officer Asia Pacific, Visa

Day One  

Joe Cunningham is the Regional Risk Officer (RRO) for Visa in Asia Pacific, with responsibility for championing security in the industry and maintaining the integrity of the payments ecosystem.

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Ross Dawson

Ross Dawson

Founding Chairman, Advanced Human Technologies

Day Two  

Ross Dawson is globally recognised as a leading futurist, keynote speaker, entrepreneur and authority on business strategy.

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Michael Aaron

Michael Aaron

Australia and New Zealand Blockchain Business Development Leader, IBM

Day Two  

Michael Aaron has spent over 35 years in Financial Services for IBM in a variety of Banking Industry positions, with a continuous focus on payments, from cheque processing in the early ‘80s to EFTPOS in the mid ‘80s, high value in the ‘90s, mobile in ‘00s and real-time retail payments on the ‘10s.

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Shamubeel Eaqub

Shamubeel Eaqub

Economist

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Shamubeel Eaqub is an independent economist with over a decade of experience as an economist in Wellington, Melbourne and Auckland in leading international banks and consultancy.

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Stephen Jacobi

Stephen Jacobi

Executive Director, New Zealand International Business Forum

Day Two  

Stephen Jacobi is the Executive Director of the New Zealand International Business Forum and also serves concurrently as the Executive Director of the New Zealand China Council.

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Grant Spencer

Grant Spencer

Deputy Governor and Head of Financial Stability, Reserve Bank of New Zealand

Day One  

Grant Spencer is the Deputy Governor and Head of Financial Stability with the Reserve Bank of New Zealand and chairs the OECD’s Committee on Financial Markets.

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Rob Roughan

Rob Roughan

Country Head of Commercial Banking, HSBC

Day One  

Rob returned to New Zealand in August 2016, joining HSBC as Country Head of Commercial Banking.

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Mark Hiddleston

Mark Hiddleston

Managing Director Commercial & Agri, ANZ

Day One  

Mark has over 20 years’ experience in the financial services sector covering a broad range of roles and organisations in New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

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Karen Silk

Karen Silk

General Manager Commercial Corporate & Institutional, Westpac

Day One  

Karen has more than 20 years’ experience in Institutional and Middle Markets Banking in both New Zealand and Australia.

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David Bullock

David Bullock

Director Products and Technology, BNZ

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David Bullock was appointed Director of Products and Technology in October 2014.

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Karen Hou

Karen Hou

General Manager and Executive Director, ICBC New Zealand

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Ms Hou graduated from People’s University with a Master Degree of Economics, Majoring in Currencies and Banking.

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Kevin Murphy

Kevin Murphy

Managing Director and CEO, TSB Bank

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Kevin has been the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of TSB Bank since 2010.

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Dave Wilson

Dave Wilson

Director of Sales and Country Manager, Cisco New Zealand

Day Two  

Dave is responsible for all Cisco business including Service Provider, Enterprise and Commercial in New Zealand.

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Renee Zhang

Renee Zhang

Deputy General Manager, Paybang/Alipay Australia

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Renee joined Paybang in 2015 where she managed a marketing team that played a key role in promoting and building the Alipay cross-border service brand.

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Ian Jacobs

Ian Jacobs

Head of W3C Payments Activity, W3C

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Ian Jacobs has helped lead the web to its full potential at the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) since 1997 in a variety of roles.

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Victoria Richardson

Victoria Richardson

General Manager Payments Direction, APCA

Day Two  

Victoria has been working with payment and identity technologies for over 15 years.

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John Banfield

John Banfield

Chief Executive Officer, BPAY

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John Banfield is Chief Executive of the BPAY Group, Australia’s leading bill payments scheme.

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Leigh Flounders

Leigh Flounders

Chief Executive Officer, LATIPAY

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Over the last 15 years Leigh has been involved at both a client and vendor level across the central government, banking and finance, insurance, media, utilities and charity verticals.

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Paul Lahiff

Paul Lahiff

Chair, NPP Australia

Day Two  

Paul Lahiff is the independent Chair of NPP Australia.

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Tim Yudin

Tim Yudin

Director of Design and Delivery, Payments UK

Day Two  

Tim is Director of Design and Delivery at Payments UK which is the trade association for payments in the United Kingdom.

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David Beardmore

David Beardmore

Commercial Director, Open Data Institute

Day One  

David leads ODI’s commercial, business development and marketing activities.

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Mark Rushworth

Mark Rushworth

Chief Executive, Paymark

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Mark is the Chief Executive of Paymark, New Zealand’s leading digital payments company, a director of NZX listed company Freightways and was previously a director of mobile wallet provider Semble.

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Simon Jensen

Simon Jensen

Partner, Buddle Findlay

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Simon is New Zealand’s most experienced payments lawyer with over 20 years’ experience, starting with advising in relation to the introduction of Australear and Real Time Gross Settlement in the early 1990s and subsequently advising on most significant payment related changes since then.

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Andy Dharmani

Andy Dharmani

Chief Executive Officer, Flo2Cash

Day Two  

Andy is a passionate and inspirational leader who is well regarded for his vision and ability to deliver results.

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Melissa Jenner

Melissa Jenner

Facilitator, Head of Design & Innovation, Grant Thornton

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Melissa joined Grant Thornton in 2014 and is Head of Design & Innovation.

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Rob Bourne

Rob Bourne

Director Digital Capabilities A/NZ & Head of Proprietary Card Services NZ, American Express

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Rob Bourne, Head of Card Services at American Express New Zealand & Digital Product Development lead for American Express in Australia & NZ, has over 10 years experience in marketing, digital development and management roles in the financial services sector.

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Stephen England-Hall

Stephen England-Hall

CEO, Loyalty New Zealand

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Stephen England-Hall is CEO of Loyalty New Zealand, the company behind the extremely successful Fly Buys programme and data analytics business LAB 360.

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Phillip Worsley

Phillip Worsley

Head of Strategy Operations and Planning, Spark

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Phil heads the operations and planning team supporting Spark’s retail sales channels with everything from Trade Marketing and systems support to L&D and commercial activities.

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Steven Holmes

Steven Holmes

Chief Operating Officer, Transaction Services Group

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Steven Holmes is the Chief Operating Officer for Transaction Services Group (TSG), a New Zealand owned global direct debit billing service business with offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand.

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James Woodward

James Woodward

General Manager Enterprise Operations, Kiwibank

Day One  

James plays a leadership role at Kiwibank in relation to payments.

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Andrew Bates

Andrew Bates

Chief Technology Officer, Harmoney

Day One  

Harmoney is New Zealand's first licensed peer-to-peer lending platform.

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Bradley Gerdis

Bradley Gerdis

Managing Director and Chief Executive, Smartpay

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Smartpay is a leader in the design, development and implementation of innovative electronic payment solutions for customers across Australia and New Zealand.

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Jessica Ellerm

Jessica Ellerm

Business Development Manager Banking, Tyro Payments

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Jessica Ellerm is the Partner Development Manager for Tyro Payments, Australia’s most successful fintech start-up.

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Uli Weinert

Uli Weinert

Technical Director, G&D

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Uli Weinert is Technical Director at G&D in Melbourne, Australia.

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Roxanne Salton

Roxanne Salton

Head of Digital Strategy and Planning, ASB

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Roxanne has been with ASB Bank as the Head of Digital Strategy and Planning for over two years.

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Stephen Macaskill

Stephen Macaskill

President, Blockchain Association of New Zealand

Day Two  

Stephen is the President of the Blockchain Association of New Zealand, an initiative that facilitates networking, learning, and advancing blockchain technology.

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Richard Miller

Richard Miller

Partner, Deloitte Australia

Day Two  

Richard is a Financial Services Partner in Melbourne and leads Deloitte's Payments Advisory practice.

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Katie Williams

Katie Williams

Senior Solicitor, Buddle Findlay

Day Two  

Katie is a senior solicitor in Buddle Findlay's financial services and corporate advisory practice.

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Fran Strajnar

Fran Strajnar

Co-Founder and CEO, Brave New Coin

Day Two  

Fran Strajnar is the Co-Founder and CEO of Brave New Coin, a Digital Currency and Blockchain data company.

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Jon Rout

Jon Rout

Head of Product APAC, Digital Asset

Day Two  

Digital Asset builds distributed, encrypted straight-through processing tools for clearing and settlement, leveraging the power of distributed ledger technologies to improve efficiency, security, compliance and settlement speed.

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Steve Wiggins

Steve Wiggins

Chief Executive, Payments NZ

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Steve joined the team at Payments NZ in January 2014 to continue the evolution of cohesive and sophisticated payment system improvements through collaboration, partnerships and ensuring a level playing field in a fast moving industry.

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Jane-Renee Retimana

Jane-Renee Retimana

Head of Strategy and Corporate Affairs, Payments NZ

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Jane joined Payments NZ in 2012 and is on the company’s executive leadership team. She is responsible for setting and driving both company and industry payments system strategy.

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Nadine Chalmers-Ross

Nadine Chalmers-Ross

MC

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Nadine is an in demand MC, corporate host and facilitator, particularly for conferences that require a sharp and enquiring mind.

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Andrew Weaver

Andrew Weaver

Facilitator, Consultant, Legacy Consulting

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Andrew is a payments specialist with 30 years of hands-on management, strategic consultancy and systems development experience built throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia and the Middle East.

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