This popular event showcases some of the most innovative and leading FinTech companies from Europe, USA and Asia.
SIX Convention Point
presented by Heinrich Zetlmayer, Active Investor & Board Member, ESL
presented by Eric Mouilleron, Founder & CEO, Bankable
presented by Edward Dowling, Product Manager, TransferWise
Is the Fintech innovation spike already coming to an end or what will the future bring?
Ralf Haller, President, CEO, High-Tech Connect Suisse &
R. Haller IT Marketing
presented by Henri de Jong, Head of Business Development, Quantoz
presented by Ivan Büchi, Head Digital Business Platforms, Swisscom
presented by Prof. Dr. Harley Krohmer, Marketing & Executive Director , Tilbago
This event is in partnership with "Swiss FinTech Investor Day" organized by SICTIC, which takes place in the afternoon and focuses on Swiss FinTech startups.
The 4. International Money-Tech Event takes place in the morning and provides leading international FinTech companies a popular presentation platform.
Long-term consulting activity with a focus on the development and implementation of business, sales and distribution strategies for the financial and insurance industries.
additiv was established in 1998 and is a leading provider in the field of digitalization of banks, asset managers and insurers. With branches in Switzerland, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as an international network of partners, customers are served around the world. The digital solutions from additiv are based on the leading software platform additiv Digital Finance Suite (DFS).
Digital solutions include all types of customer-based interaction, real-time processes, and cross-border solutions with a 360° view. Our additiv DFS-based innovations work with any core system.
Steffen is Co-CEO and co-founder of investiere.
Since the mid Nineties, Steffen has researched and worked in the interface of financial markets and private sector development: as the founder of two successful companies (a technology venture in Berlin and a dried fruit producer in Uganda), as a management consultant for financial institutions (Accenture, b&m management and PricewaterhouseCoopers) and as a business development consultant in Africa (UNDP).
He is also the author of various studies on financial markets and small and medium-sized businesses and currently acts as the Swiss correspondent manager for the Foundation of German Business.
Steffen holds an MBA and has an academic background in Economics and Philosophy (Freie Universität Berlin and Carlos III de Madrid).
Steffen enjoys the complexity and passion in jazz and classical music, the togetherness with close friends and the solitude of ski mountaineering
Heinrich Zetlmayer is an active investor and board member of Lykke Corp., the global trading platform based on blockchain technology.
Besides Lykke, he is engaged in several growth companies in Fintech, Crowdtasking and other digital domains on board and operational level and as an investor.
He has acted as Co-Managing Director of Turtle Entertainment, the largest esports company globally and is also on its supervisory board.
He is also a partner of mas and focuses on the setup and execution of growth and performance programmes where boards or owners wish to accelerate the development of their company.
Formerly he was a member of IBM’s Executive Board in Switzerland and Vice President and Country Leader of IBM Global Business Services.
At IBM he held several senior positions within IBM Global Business Services, including leading IBM’s Supply Chain and Operations Services in EMEA.
Financial Services Industry was part of his responsibilities.
Prior to joining IBM, Heinrich was with the international management consultant Arthur D. Little for seven years as Global Head of Operations Management Practice and a member of its Global Management Committee.
He helped several major global and national companies in the US and Europe on revenue, cost and capital efficiency increases for competitive leadership and in turnaround situations.
He holds a Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing) in Industrial Engineering and a Diploma of Mechanical Engineering from the Technical University in Munich and has lived in several European countries and in the US.
Heinrich is a Swiss and German citizen, born in Munich, and speaks German, English, Italian, Norwegian and French.
Eric is founder and CEO of Bankable, a global architect of white-label and API-based payment solutions.
He previously co-founded Valtech, an IT project-based consultancy, and spearheaded its transformation into a Euronext listed multinational in 8 countries, 1,500 staff and peak market cap of USD 1.5+ billion, all within 6 years.
Bankable is a global architect of innovative payment solutions enabling Banking as a Service.
We enable and serve dominant financial institutions, corporates and FinTech entrepreneurs to bring to market highly differentiated payment solutions supported by a very strong, immediate business case.
Ed is a Product Manager at TransferWise, where he works across security and convenience, trying to work out the healthy balance between the two.
Originally hailing from Australia, Ed has worked for and built startups in Melbourne, San Francisco and London.
Prior to TransferWise, Ed was co-founder and CEO of App.io, successfully building an international team headquartered in San Francisco and raising funds from some of Silicon Valley’s most-respected investors.
James is a start-up coach and project manager at the F10 Incubator and Accelerator.
He previously co-founded PBF Solutions, a fintech firm that helps financial services product providers to acquire and on-board new customers and raise savings and investments deposits.
PBF helped raise over £3.5 billion for its clients and was acquired by Raisin GmbH in 2017.
The F10, with its three accelerator programs, transforms startups from teams with promising ideas into successful growing companies with paying customers.
Supported by its Corporate Members (SIX, Julius Bär, PWC, Generali, Baloise, Eri Bancaire and Eny Finance ), the F10 is in a unique position to foster actual collaboration between startups and big international financial players.
The current 6 month P2 (Prototype to Product) class of 13 startups was chosen from 260 international teams ranging from FinTech, InsurTech and RegTech.
By the end of the program they will have founded their company and be ready for you to invest.
Adrian Bührer is an entrepreneur and consultant. In the last 15 years he founded several startups, which he sold partly successfully to international corporations. These include the Internet companies students.ch, spontacts.com, sharoo.com and skim.com.
The journalist and business economist has recently joined the board of directors of the Swiss organic online market farmy.ch, which was founded a year ago, in which he also invests and provides operational support in various functions via his company Panaman.
In recent years Ivan Büchi has been working for financial services in the banking-, insurance- and software industry.
Until the end of July 2017, he was Head of the Digital Office at the Glarner Kantonalbank and together with a very innovative team, he was working on making financial solutions easier and more accessible.
He now works as Head of Digital Banking Platforms at Swisscom and is involved in digitization of the financial industry with solutions like the Advisor Tool eVoja, the digital identification and signature service and many other exciting ideas.
Henri de Jong is responsible for business development. He has a track record of more than 25 years of bringing new technologies to the market, like the first route planning systems, digital road maps and electronic publications.
Henri started his career in 1987 at AND, a Dutch public listed company. He was one of the first employees and worked for more than 12 years on digital road maps and route planning systems.
In 2001, Henri founded his management consultancy company, Velleda Consulting, supporting Dutch companies to start operations in Germany. Besides, that he got interested in “self-organizing systems” which resulted in a number of projects in the energy, logistics (founder and owner of ASK Community Systems GmbH) and healthcare markets (co-founder of REGAS Deutschland GmbH).
Henri worked on several European healthcare initiatives and is a co-author of “Technology-based innovations to foster personalized healthy lifestyles and wellbeing”.
Early 2014, Henri was invited by his former AND colleagues to join Quantoz. Blockchain Technology brings together Henri’s interest in self-organization and software algorithms. His focus now is on developing Quasar, the Quantoz Digital Cash solution. Quasar delivers the infrastructure for instant micropayments between enterprises (unbanked) consumers and the Internet of Things (IoT), compliant with regulation.
Jürg Steiger is a senior executive of Clear Minds, a newly established digital advisor offering private banking services and fully personalised advice.
He is a passionate business leader with a strong entrepreneurial mindset and 25+ years of international working experience in the US and Switzerland with UBS and Swiss Re.
Areas of responsibilities in Wealth-/Asset Management, Investment Banking, Reinsurance and Startup Investing.
Jürg holds an MBA from the University of Chicago.
Adrian is member of the management board of Instimatch-Vicenda and is responsible for the coordination of Instimatch-Vicenda’s structured finance transactions, including private debt investments and market place lending.
His main focus lies in structuring and advising borrowers as well as investors based on their preferences.
Previously Adrian held various positions within capital markets divisions of international investment banks, inter alia Lehman Brothers, Barclays Capital and Merrill Lynch in London and Zurich.
During his career, he worked as a senior advisor for institutional clients, focusing on cross asset solutions, private financing transactions, electronic trading and collateralized lending.
Rafael is a founding partner of Lendity where he leads business development and strategic partnerships. Before Lendity, Rafael was the Business Developer of a USD 22 bn division at Credit Suisse responsible, among other things, to develop the lending activities.
Before that, he held different positions at Credit Suisse in the Investment Banking and Private Banking divisions. Rafael holds an MBA degree from Babson College and HEC with a concentration in entrepreneurship and Finance.
Lendity connects the new alternative lending platforms with the banking system using its infrastructure and technology.
After monitoring global platforms and connecting selected ones to the Lendity infrastructure, it uses technology to assess risk and source thousands of loans from different platforms, achieving an optimal diversification.
Lendity products can be bought through traditional banking channels, providing an institutional grade access for a rapidly growing asset class.
Harley Krohmer is professor of marketing and executive director of the Institute of Marketing and Management at the University of Bern.
He is also president of tilbago.ch and academicalpha.ch.
His research interests include branding, pricing, and the interface between marketing and finance.
He cooperates with various startups in different industries, e.g. the green tech startup leaf republic.
For eight years he was vice-dean and dean for economics, business, and social sciences at the University of Bern.
He is author of the bestselling book “Marketing Management” (co-authored with Christian Homburg and Sabine Kuester from the Mannheim Business School) and author of numerous articles in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Marketing and the Journal of Marketing Research.
My more than two decades work experience has spanned various marketing, project management and business development roles, based on my training as an electrical engineer and masters in Telecommunication Systems (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology).
My career started while at university, when I took an assistant role in the USA. Later, I worked as an IT project manager for large key account clients at CompuNet in Munich and also worked in Hong Kong supporting the Asian region.
This prompted my move to Silicon Valley where I lived for many years, working as a Product Manager for successful startups building some of the first data communication equipments in the market. (first gigabit ethernet router/switch)
Since 2001, I provide product marketing and business development support and have organised different high-tech business events in Switzerland.
I am the organiser of about 15 per year national and international high-tech trends, innovation, entrepreneurship and technology business events in Switzerland, among them:
+ Silicon Valley meets Switzerland, svms-event.ch
+ Startup-Nation Israel meets Switzerland, startup-nation.ch
+ Chinese-Swiss High-tech Summit, china-innovation.ch
I am also the founder and president of the first - not for profit - "High-Tech Connect suisse" association encouraging and inspiring high-tech business development.
I started teaching the course "Global Innovation Ecosystems" and others at universities and look forward doing more of these as I love sharing and discussing with smart minds of all ages and cultures.