What is Next Bank Europe?

LogoE NEXT BANK EUROPE is a collaborative conference that covers innovation, transformation and startup-driven disruption in financial services in Europe. NEXT BANK EUROPE recognizes that the new competitive environment resulting from exponential growth of new technologies, the rapid change in customer behavior and new business models presents a unique opportunity for players inside and outside the industry in an environment which is uncertain and volatile.

NEXT BANK EUROPE is an event for Europe where traditional players like banks, consultancies and technology vendors will share the stage with alternative players like startups, digital ecosystems and players from other industries. All of these players, the old and the new, from all over Europe will come together to create a new community of innovators in financial services who will together explore the real future of the financial services industry and the big ideas that will forever change the industry in the region.

As part of NEXT BANK, we’ll host the European finals of BBVA Open Talent, a startup competition in search of today’s most disruptive tech startups in Europe in two categories, New Banking and Digital Life.

NEXT BANK EUROPE is a regional event that covers all of Europe and will be held in Barcelona on 18th and 19th September 2014.

NEXT BANK EUROPE is independently-organized by industry professional, entrepreneurs and VC investors. NEXT BANK EUROPE is a participative, open and inspirational event which takes place in a casual setting , allowing for high quality networking among the industry’s many different players.


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September 17th 2014

September 17th 2014 (PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS)

September 18th 2014

September 18th 2014 (CONFERENCE DAY 1)

September 19th 2014

September 19th 2014 (CONFERENCE DAY 2)


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James Moed

Service Designer, Seedcamp & Anthemis

Steve Flinter

Steve Flinter

Vice President, MasterCard Labs

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Brett Meyers

CEO & co-founder, CurrencyFair


Artie Debidien

CIO, Knab

Dominik Steinkühler

Dominik Steinkühler

Co-founder, Lendico


Praveer Kumar

Co-founder and CTO, Bancbox

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Carina Szpilka

Fintech startup investor

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Adrien Clavel

Head of International Biz Development, iwoca


Sanj Goyle

Co-founder and CEO, BancBox

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Michael Dooijes

Head of Ventures & Innovation, Rabobank


Mariela Atanassova

Innovation Facilitator, Group Flow


Rolf Cederström

Co-founder and CEO, Digital Origin

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Shane Worner

Senior Economist, IOSCO


Joy Bhattacharya

MD & FS EALA Lead, Accenture Interactive


Dominic Pym

Co-founder, Ferocia


Aaron Phethean

Senior Product Manager, Temenos, UK

Roberta Profeta

Roberta Profeta

Senior Innovation Manager, Intesa Sanpaolo


Nicolas Debock

Sr investment manager, XAnge Private Equity

gavin holland

Gavin Holland

Founder, Anthemis Talent


Ismail Chaib

COO, Open Bank Project


Marco Bressan

Executive President, BBVA Data & Analytics


Jon Matonis

Executive Director, Bitcoin Foundation


Sebastian Diemer

Founder and CEO, Kreditech


Harrie Vollaard

Head of Innovation, Rabobank


Dave Birch

Global Ambassador, Consult Hyperion


Ben Rooney

Co-Editor in Chief, Informilo

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Sam Maule

Consulting Manager, Carlisle & Gallagher

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Anna Irrera

Journalist, Financial News


Samarth Shekhar

Co-founder, FinTech Forum DACH

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Dan Latimore

Senior VP, Celent

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Oriol Pons

Innovation Strategist at BeeOne

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Jason Jones

Co-Founder and Partner, Lend Academy

Peter Hinssen

Peter Hinssen

Author & Serial Technologist


Lázaro Campos

Advisor, Fintech Startups and Former CEO, SWIFT


Matteo Rizzi

Partner, SBT Venture Capital


Samantha Ghiotti

Co-founder & Director, Anthemis Edge


Philippe Gelis

Co-Founder & CEO, Kantox


Frank Schwab

CEO Fidor TecS


Peter Vander Auwera

Co-Founder, Innotribe


Nektarios Liolios

MD, Startupbootcamp FinTech


Aldo de Jong

Co-founder, Claro Partners

Hacking Finance @

HACKING FINANCE @ Next Bank Europe is a series of pre-conference workshops that are organized in the context of the conference.
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HACKING FINANCE BIZ @ is a business innovation workshop where we will co-create with the audience new value propositions that can transform the world of finance, that are based on networked business models. P2P or crowd-sourced products and services are emerging and disrupting conventional business across industries. These products and services work through networked business models, where value is delivered by consumers to consumers and companies become enablers of this value exchange.

With the unique diverse audience of Next Bank Europe, that brings together corporates and entrepreneurs, we will explore the implications of these emerging models for financial services, which is an industry long ripe for disruptive innovation. HACKING FINANCE BIZ @ is co-organized and co-created in partnership with Claro Partners.

Get your ticket to the business workshop HERE, and select the "Standard 3 DAY" ticket type.

For more details on the venue and schedule click here.

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HACKING FINANCE TECH @ is a fintech hackathon where programmers, designers and business people will be brought together to brainstorm and create software for fields such as retail banking, capital markets, payments and big data and will have access to the Open Bank Project API, as well other APIs, to bring their solutions to life.

HACKING FINANCE TECH @ is co-organized in partnership with the Open Bank Project.

Get your ticket to the hackathon HERE, and select the "Hacking Finance Tech @" ticket type.

For more details on the venue and schedule click here.

HACKING FINANCE @ is made possible through the sponsorship of:

beeoneBarcelona Activa

BBVA Open Talent


NEXT BANK EUROPE will host the European finals of BBVA Open Talent global startup competition. This competition is seeking technology startups with greatest potential to impact and transform the financial services industry, in the New Banking category, and all digital industries, in the Digital Life category.

The two winners will each receive a 30,000 euro prize and the winner and runner-up of each category will participate in NYC Crash Acceleration, an intense week-long program offering participants visibility among investors, strategic partners, mentors and advisors, as well as a global community of innovators with one-to-one meetings so that they can pitch their startup, whether it be for financing or implementation purposes.

The application to the competition is now closed. More information can be found HERE.

Fintech Innovator Village


The Fintech Innovator Village is a designated area in the conference where attendees get a firsthand look at the technology and talent behind Europe’s most innovative fintech startups.

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