MoneyLIVE: Digital Baking 2019

MoneyLIVE: Digital Banking 2019 is a unique meeting to discuss about the rapid advancement in technology and customer expectations in banking, from the hand of specialists like Susan Frech, Head of Product of BBVA Open Platform.


25 26 June 2019
etc.venues St Paul's

London / UK

From the wider impact of open banking and APIs, to the unyielding power of AI and data analytics, we’ve got everything covered.

Over 50 senior speakers from across Europe and beyond, will provide practical advice through case studies, development stories and panel discussions, so you’ll get to hear the latest updates from huge companies like BBVA.

Susan Frech, Head of Product of BBVA Open Platform, will give a speech about the growth and potential of APIs in business banking on the first day of the event.

The expert also will join the Developing APIs fit for purpose: creative, accesible and secure panel discussion, along with other sector specialists such as Caroline Ambrose, from Barclays Bank or Mark Curran, from CYBG.

In addition, Sunil Dixit, Managing Director of BBVA, will participate in a joint pitch about how becoming an essential part of customer’s daily routine. Finally, Carlos Kuchkovsky, CTO of News Digital Business at BBVA, will adress the closing keynote of the event: The secret recipe: innovating at speed and to scale.

Check the complete agenda and buy your ticket before they run out!


Susan French

Head of Product, BBVA Open Platform

Susan French is a 25-year veteran of the financial services industry who has worked with financial institutions and enterprises – from large corporates to small FinTech startups – to develop their API strategies and effectively and efficiently add payment and digital commerce capabilities to their businesses.  She is currently Head of Product for BBVA Open Platform – BBVA’s Banking-as-a-Service platform whose APIs will enable innovators to build the next generation of financial services.

Before joining BBVA, Susan created and launched Visa Developer, Visa’s program to open up its network and its capabilities (via APIs and SDKs) to developers at financial institutions, merchants, strategic partners, and FinTech startups.  During her 12 years at Visa, she also served as Vice President of Research and Central Technology (CTO), Innovation Program Manager for Innovation and Strategic Partnerships, and Head of Enterprise Architecture.  In those roles, she has been responsible for Visa Labs, enterprise architecture, the enterprise UI/UX team, technology strategy and technology governance, and technology investment planning.

Earlier in her career, she spent many years with American Management Systems (a $1B business and IT consulting company acquired by CGI in 2004).  As Vice President of Retail Financial Services at AMS, her division developed credit operations platforms for banks and other financial services companies by combining proprietary consumer credit management software products with decision sciences and analytics for credit risk management.  After leaving AMS and before joining Visa, Susan was EVP and COO of a web site design and development startup in Silicon Valley.

Susan holds a BS in Quantitative Systems from Arizona State University and an MS in Operations Research and Operations Management from MIT.  She has served on the Board of Directors of Euphorion and the AMS Center for Advanced Technologies.

Sunil Dixit

Managing Director, BBVA

Specialties: Strategy, Innovation, FinTech, Mergers & Acquisitions.

Carlos Kuchkovsky

CTO New Digital Business, BBVA

He has experience leading global teams, using the latest technologies to create new products, solutions, and systems. Prior to NDB, he led BBVA’s Open Platform, Banks as a Service, Financial Digital Platforms, and Added Valued Mobile Services initiatives. Prior to BBVA, he worked as a consultant in mobile technologies for financial institutions and retail and developed multiplayer mobile games. Carlos is co-author of the book “Blockchain Industrial Revolution”, MBA Mentor at the Industrial management school, and has lectured at the International Desing Scholl, Business Institute, ICAI and at Universidad Internacional La Rioja for Artificial intelligence, API economy, crowdfunding, Cryptoeconomy, and blockchain.


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