FinTech Leaders and Influencers in Italy
Le persone che devi assolutamente seguire per essere aggiornato sull'innovazione in ambito finanziario.
Global Research Leader Banking and Financial Markets
IBM Institute for Business Value
Paolo is one of the most respected voices in the FinTech industry globally, providing business expertise and strategic thinking to a network of executives among financial institutions, startups and regulators. He is Global Research Leader in Banking and Financial Markets at IBM Institute for Business Value.
Ignazio Rocco di Torrepadula
Founder & CEO
30 years in Financial Services, with a bias for innovation and a special attraction for technology. Fintech entrepreneur. Lover of Europe and of my country, Italy.
Francesco Simoneschi is co-Founder and CEO of fintech development platform TrueLayer. He has significant experience in tech development, venture capitalism and financial technology. Francesco has founded, managed and grown a number of successful tech companies in the US and UK.
General Manager Italy & Southeast Europe
International mindset having worked in 10+ countries (Western and Eastern Europe, North and South America, Asia)
Deep knowledge of Financial Services and Fintech industry, advising leading financial institutions and challengers.
Director | Innovation
Demetrio is passionate about innovation, change, startups, technologies, paradigms, paradoxes, languages, cultures and diversity. He built his experience starting from the information technology industry, converting to finance/insurance in one of the most dynamic and complex Italian banking and insurance groups.
Oscar di Montigny
Chief Innovability & Value Strategy Officer
Expert in Innovative Marketing, Relational Communications and Corporate Education.
Creator of the Economy 0.0 principles which combine business and management with philosophy, art and science.
Passionate and motivating public speaker often invited to participate in many national and international forums and events.
General Manager Commercial & Banking Services per Mooney da gennaio 2020.
In precedenza dal 2017 è stato Direttore Generale di Banca 5 (Gruppo Intesa Sanpaolo). Nel 2012, Borgese fa il suo ingresso in ICBPI (oggi Nexi) in qualità di Direttore Payment Services e nello stesso periodo assume le cariche di membro del board in EPC (European Payments Council), ECC (European Clearing Cooperative), Bancomat, CBI e CIPA.
Chief DigitaTrasformation Officer
I deal with innovation since 1996 and I am first mover in digital banking services.
Recently, I was co-founder in Hype, the Italian Challenger Bank, Fintech District, the first Italian fintech community and the first italian Open Banking API platform.
Head of Marketing and Operations
I'm working in Accenture since 2008 and I have taken part in several business consulting projects including finance, post trading, accounting, and organizational structures with lead Italian banking group.
Filippo Maria Renga
Research Director - Fintech & Insurtech Observatory
Osservatori Digital Innovation
It is the reference point for Italy’s entire financial ecosystem (banks, insurances, management companies, service providers, start-ups, institutions, etc.) to ensure that the disruptive changes that digital innovations are bringing to the financial world are managed in the best possible way.
Gruppo Bertoldi & Walliance
Walliance è la piattaforma di crowdfunding che ti permette di raccogliere denaro fino a 5 milioni di Euro ed equilibrare così il capitale necessario per il tuo progetto imprenditoriale. Offre una soluzione pratica ed elegante per raccogliere fondi e gestire con sicurezza e velocità tutti i processi burocratici legati alla raccolta di risorse finanziarie, mettendo a disposizione degli offerenti, uno strumento di marketing dall’elevata capacità di brandizzazione.
Founder & CEO
Comasco di una famiglia di imprenditori, dopo la laurea in Economia Aziendale alla Bocconi, l'MBA conseguito alla Wharton School di Philadelphia e i primi anni professionali in McKinsey, ho improntato il mio percorso professionale sulla sfida per l'innovazione: da Olivetti ad illimity, passando per Poste, Intesa Sanpaolo, l’incarico di Governo.
Reale Group - Reale Lab 1828
My background is in Business Innovation and Finance and I have gained over 15 years’ experience in innovation, investment and change management at KPMG, Fiat Group, Banca Sella and Intesa Sanpaolo Innovation Center. Starting from 2019 I'm Innovation Leader at Reale Lab 1828.
Camilla Cionini Visani
Experienced senior manager with a wide range of skills: Corporate finance, internationalisation, International Relations and Public Affairs, Governance. Currently General Director of ItalianFintech, the Italian Fintech Association.
Co-Founder and Chairman
Investment Banking (Markets) and Asset Managment broad expertise. Now focused on entrepreneurial initiatives focused on finance and technology.
Nòva24 Il Sole 24 Ore
È giornalista caposervizio nella redazione di Nòva 24 del Sole 24 Ore. Appassionata di innovazione sociale, impact investing, filantropia, beni comuni.
Country Manager Italy
A partire dal 5 dicembre 2019 Marie Johansson è country manager per l’Italia della società Tink, piattaforma svedese di Open Banking che opera nella creazione di servizi digitali. La nomina segue l’ingresso in Italia dell’azienda, con l’apertura di un headquarter a Milano.
Head of Innovation
R&D in banking industry
Now in charge of the Spunta project, a sector level application of DLT.
Specialties: Innovation, Operations, Organization and Business Process Management, Back Office, Business Continuity, Crisis Management, Contact Centers... in the banking sector.
Amministratore canale Telegram
l mondo è sempre più digitale e non voglio rimanere indietro... per questo cerco di rimanere sempre aggiornato!
Non ho paura del cambiamento, lo voglio affrontare con consapevolezza!
Owner & Founder
A high-integrity, energetic leader, able to envision and create successful outcomes in complex situations.
An effective communicator, who thrives under pressure and change.
Eloisa Marchesoni is better known as the youngest consultant in the Blockchain and A.I. sector, as well as influential author of articles for the major national and international newspapers.
Journalist, Editorial Advisor and Content Strategist
EconomyUp, Forbes Italia
Experienced Editor In Chief with a demonstrated history of working in the publishing industry. Skilled in News Writing, Advertising, Editing, Media Relations, and Journalism. Strong media and communication professional with a Sociology focused in Theory and Technics of Mass Communications from Rome University.
Content creator, Youtuber
Marcello Ascani, nato nel 1997 a Roma e diplomato al liceo artistico di Via Ripetta, dichiara nella sua bio di Instagram di “essere un buon esempio per i vostri figli”.
Vice Direttrice Generale
Deputy Governor at the Italian Central Bank, Banca d’Italia, responsible for banking supervision, consumer protection and Fintech. Previously CEO and Board Member who started her career as a lawyer, working in the banking industry and utilities industry at international level.
Innovation & Technical Manager
Mobile & Social Innovation Architect, Business Development, Digital Transformation Strategy.
Passionate about Fintech, Gamification and Quantum Computing.
Head of Fintech & Insurtech Observatory
Politecnico di Milano
Laura Grassi, PhD is Assistant Professor of Investment Banking at Politecnico di Milano and Vice-Director of the International MBA at MIP Graduate School of Business.
My company offer to support Solution Providers & Startups with innovative ideas and technologies in dealing with Banks & Insurance that want succeed in the new Open Banking world.
Group Head of Business Development & Partnerships
As an ex-management consultant and, previously, investment banker in the FIG space, I am a passionate business professional now giving his contribution to innovate and transform Generali Group's business, especially through partnerships with innovative companies.
Gera & Partners
Board / Advisory Board experience
Trusted Advisor, with deep experience in Digital Strategy and Digital Transformation , serving in last 30+ years Financial Services leaders, in revenue growth, customer engagement uplift and cost reduction programs.
CEO & Innovation consultant
Fleap.io - Sandbox Srl
SandBox è la prima piattaforma che si basa su Hyperledger Blockchain solution per l’erogazione e lo scambio di token digitali che rappresentano asset finanziari di difficile liquidabilità, mobili o immobili.
Head of Innovation Orchestration and Fintech Strategy
Highly accomplished and results-focused leader with sound experience delivering scale/profitable growth for businesses via venturing, strategy, and partnerships projects. Record of managing VC/corporate investment transactions, covering deal life-cycle from origination, due diligence, and structuring to portfolio management.
CEO & Co-Founder
It’s a combination of fintech and banking skills and an entrepreneurial mindsets that has pushed me to co-found and invest in AideXa, becoming its CEO.
Director of Digital
Our mission is to provide mainstream payment instruments which are really omnichannel, leveraging and combining top notch digital services and a network of almost 50,000 points of sale
È Direttore del Centro sulla Finanza per lo
Sviluppo e l’Innovazione.
È Direttore Generale di AIFI l’Associazione Italiana del Private
Equity, Venture Capital e Private Debt.
Il Sole 24 Ore
Giornalista professionista dal 1995, lavora per il Sole24 ore dal 1993 dove si occupa di finanza personale e mercati finanziari. Dalla nascita nell’estate del 2002 fa parte del team di Plus24, settimanale di approfondimento del Sole24, dove segue anche i temi della tutela degli investitori come gli effetti dei grandi crack
Silvia Bossio (Jones for friends) initially studied in the field of tourism that led her to learn about the road of technology and Bitcoin. She approached this sector a few years ago and continues to study while being a community manager and voice for Bitcoin locally and globally.
Head of Innovative Payments Observatory
Osservatori Digital Innovation
Ingegnere Gestionale e Informatico, negli anni da Ricercatore all’interno degli Osservatori Digital Innovation della School of Management del Politecnico di Milano ho acquisito esperienza e competenze sui temi Digital Payment, Fintech e Mobile Application, attraverso anche un confronto continuo con esperti del settore e del mercato.
Co-Founder & CEO
Strategic thinker with unremitting energy and resilience; strong negotiating and influencing capabilities; demonstrated leadership and relationship building skills. Focus on innovation.
University Professor of Economics and Accountancy
The George Washington University
Annamaria Lusardi is University Professor of Economics and Accountancy at the George Washington University School of Business (GWSB). Moreover, she is the founder and academic director of GWSB’s Global Financial Literacy Excellence Center.
CTO Blockchain & Digital Currencies - University Programs Leader
Technical Sales Manager with an extensive background in blockchain and digital economy, with a passion for solving complex IT challenges combined with exceptional communication skills at executive levels.
Arca Fondi SGR
Experienced Senior Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Financial Services industry (Banking, Asset Management and Fintech).
Chief Digital Transformation Officer
Senior leadership experience in Top Management positions, with 20+ years proven expertise at national and international level within diversified businesses, FCMG at Reckitt-Benckiser, Digital Commerce at Spesaclic.it and Finance industry at ING Direct.
Soldo is a European FinTech startup, based in London, Rome, Milan and Dublin. Our international team has significant experience in payment services and unparalleled credentials in developing transactional systems and mobile products.
Founder & CEO
A “bank account enabled” mobile payment platform that is independent from debit and credit card networks. The consumer app is available for anybody with a bank account, while merchants both online and offline can accept payments using any kind of device and POS.
I ideated and I’m managing an international insurance think tank focused In IoT Insurance.
I’m internationally recognized as an insurance industry strategist with a specialization on innovation.
Programma di crescita dedicato all’Open Innovation nel mondo Insurtech, basato su un modello di collaborazione tra startup, partners e Vittoria Assicurazioni.
Matteo has been actively engaged in the FinTech space for over 20 years and has deep connections amongst global banks executives, startups and investors. He knows how to bridge traditional banking with new or disruptive technologies, because he understands both.
Experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry. Strong operations professional skilled in Business Planning, Management, Risk Management, and Mobile Payments.
Founder & CEO
Forward thinker | Founder, Enterpreneur and senior executive | Digital transformation maker and advisor| Top marketer and FinTech leader | Business innovator | Business Growth, Scale-up and turn-around maker | Startups advisor, angel | Writer I Speaker
Il Sole 24 Ore
Pierangelo Soldavini è giornalista del Sole 24 Ore, dove si occupa di tecnologia e innovazione. Da sempre è innamorato della poesia del mondo legato alla bicicletta.
Sono milanese, classe 1983. Dopo la maturità classica mi sono laureato in Fisica all’Università degli Studi di Milano. Nel maggio 2012 ho lasciato la multinazionale Accenture, presso la quale ho lavorato per quattro anni in qualità di Technology Consultant, per diventare collaboratore e socio di minoranza di una giovanissima società attiva nell’ambito delle tecnologie informatiche.
Alex Romano Milani
Experienced General Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Strong sales professional skilled in Marketing Management, Sales, Mobile Communications, and Go-to-market Strategy.
CoFounder & Head of Growth
Fintastico is the place where to discover the most innovative financial services.
Fintastico curates a selection of fintech services and fintech news to address the financial needs of consumers, retailers, enterprises and financial institutions.
International business development professional currently developing the Italian Fintech ecosystem in Italy and Europe @Fintech District. Involved from the early stages of the career in the most innovative areas in the digital world.
Benedetta Arese Lucini
Tech entrepreneur @OvalMoney, @Uber and @Zalora. Dreamer, Doer, and Daughter of an amazing entrepreneur! I started loving tech before I even knew it would shape my life!
Group General Counsel
Skilled FinTech lawyer with extensive expertise in alternative financing instruments and regulatory aspects concerning, among others, investment crowdfunding and applications of the blockchain technology in the financial markets.
Head of Global Digital Banking Solutions
Fintech manager and entrepreneur with more than 10 years of experience in financial services, Matteo is Head of Global Digital Banking Solutions at Enel X where he orchestrates the development of Enel X Financial ecosystem and the launch of services in the retail and corporate market.
Co-Founder & CDO
User Experience and Product Designer.
My professional focus is on defining the digital strategy and designing with the users the experience of digital products and services.
Core Business Operations & FinTech Chief of Staff
Marco heads up the Core Business Operations & FinTech Chief of Staff Team of Deloitte Consulting and he's currently the Vice President of SIAT - Italian Institution of Market Technicians.
Co-Founder & General Manager
Co-Founder e Direttore commerciale Opstart srl.
Co-Founder e Vicepresidente AssoFinTech (Associazione Italiana per il Fintech e l'Insurtech)
Innovation & Fintech Expert
Among 15 most influent Italian women in Innovation in 2017 - Digitalic -
30 most influential Fintech professionals in Italy 2018 - Medici -
Law, Technology and Business management.
Co-Founder & CEO
Virtual B Spa
"I believe in numbers, data, and real human emotions and I have been lucky enough to put them together in my journey in fintech". I left the traditional investment business in 2009, to found a fintech company called Virtual B, and I love my job.
Tech Strategist & Software Architect with a strong background in open source and emerging technologies.
Expert in design, agile planning and development of high performance and high concurrency web applications.
Executive Director - Group Head of Innovation
Paola Papanicolaou, holds a degree in economics. She is very experienced in Wealth Management, Private Banking, Project Management and Innovation. She has worked in Citibank Greece, in Monte dei Paschi di Siena, in Generali Group, ATKearney and for different Olympic Games Committees.
SiamoSoci & Mamacrowd
Financial advisor with broad experience in all aspects of wealth management, risk control, portfolio structuring and fiscal aspects concerning the investments. Co-founder & CEO of SiamoSoci.com, the leading italian platform for angel investments in innovative startups and owner of the leading equity-crowdfunding platform Mamacrowd.com.
Co-Founder & CEO
After completing international professional experiences in consulting, investment banking and marketing for consumer goods I decided to specialize in the insurance industry.
MF - Milano Finanza
Da 11 anni redattore presso il quotidiano economico-finanziario MF-Milano Finanza. Esperienza nel campo digitale come produttore di contenuti per siti web, blog e social media.
I’m currently a Project Manager at Banca Sella, one of the most important European banking innovation “ecosystems”. I’m engaged in Open Banking projects for Wealth and Asset Management.
Experienced consultant focused on regulatory compliance for the banking sector, he is striving to foster innovation leveraging on RegTech. He is the co-author of the RegTech Top21 Report and Italy Financial Services RegTech Lead for EY
Federico Zambelli Hosmer
Passionate for new Business challenges, starting from scratch in innovative scenarios. 20+ years experience in financial services, executive and senior management level, strong background in credit, digital payments and SMB segment.
Senior executive and Investment professional focused on TMT, Technology (Software, SaaS, FinTech, proptech, Artificial Intelligence, Health, Telecom, Mobile, Data Analytics, Business Intelligence, IoT, IoE, Digital, Enterprise Software). Innovation based projects.