FinTech Leaders and Influencers in Italy
Le persone che devi assolutamente seguire per essere aggiornato sull'innovazione in ambito finanziario.
CEO & Co-founder
Co-Founder e CEO di Doorway, piattaforma Fintech di equity investing on line ed Angel Investor. Socia di IAG e co-fondatrice di Angels4Women.
Dottore commercialista e revisore legale, Partner dello Studio AIMG, con sedi a Bologna e Milano.
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.
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.
Currently leading Sella, the Italian banking group, where I started as a cashier in 1994.
Sella family’s tradition of innovation dates back to 1570, when our first textile company was founded, and passed through the first industrial revolution with the establishment of the bank in 1886.
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.
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.
Associazione Prestatori Servizi di Pagamento
Currently Maurizio Pimpinella is the President of the Italian Association of Payment Institutions and E-Money Operators (A.P.S.P.) and Professor under contract to the Department of Economics and Business Organization, Università degli studi Internazionali di Roma UNINT on the couse "Electronic money"
Very keenly involved in a few Fintech initiatives, convinced that Fintech is deeply changing banking, passionate for Small Business Banking. Just founded together with Federico Sforza and invested into #Aidexa.
Pioniere dell’online banking in Italia, dopo l’esperienza in McKinsey, dove ha promosso il progetto di una banca diretta, proseguito poi in Rasbank, diventa Amministratore delegato di Ing Direct e dal 2008 Amministratore delegato di Che Banca!, per poi diventarne il presidente qualche anno più tardi. Nel 2015 fonda Conio insieme a Vincenzo Di Nicola.
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.
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.
Head of Europe
Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the financial services industry (fintechs). Skilled in Startup hyper growth profitable businesses, Operations Management, and Coaching. Executive education focused in Sales & Marketing, Negotiation, Leadership.
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.
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.
Founder & CEO
I love challenges and I always face them with a creative spirit without brakes or prejudices and a vision that goes beyond the single project to find a win-win solution for every people involved every time!
Co-Founder and Chairman
Investment Banking (Markets) and Asset Managment broad expertise. Now focused on entrepreneurial initiatives focused on finance and technology.
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.
Manager and entrepreneur in the Internet & high tech industry in Europe.
After being an entrepreneur my goal now is to help startups in pursuing their plans through dpixel. Our focus is seed and early stage financing and advisory for startups that have global ambitions. We target seed and early stage high tech investments in the media-tech space.
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.
Vincenzo Di Nicola
My 3 passions: Technology, History and Numismatics. And I'm grateful to live in a moment of human evolution where I can contribute to these 3 fields at the same time. I co-founded Conio, leading cryptocurrency company in Italy, to pursue this goal.
Innovator and Cryptoexplorer .
Founder of Prestiamoci, the first P2P lending platform developed in Italy, after a long experience in Banca Sella group actually I’m broading my attention on new fintech models.
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.
Head of Europe
Nicolo started his FinTech journey as the Product Lead for the launch of the MEDICI platform and soon migrated to a partnership role first in the US and then in Europe. He currently leads business expansion in EMEA.
Gerardo Di Francesco
Founder & Managing Partner
Wide Group Spa
Founder and managing director of Wide Group Spa, the main insurtech broker aggregator in Italy, as well as the founder and vice president of the Italian Insurtech Association (IIA)
Executive with a wide experience in devising and driving B2B and B2C businesses, with specific focus on Investing & Financial Services Industry, ITC and TLC sector, Startups.
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.
Senior Partner, Business Operations & FinTech Leader
Paolo has 27 years of professional experience in the banking sector. The expertise developed during these years covers Large Operational and Technological Transformation projects in Corporate & Investment Banking sector (e.g. Capital Market, Treasury, Risk and Finance areas) and large banking groups, all Basel Risks, Capital & Performance Management, complex tech transformation programs, and FinTech innovative and disruptive projects (e.g. Blockchain and AI).
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.
Maria Teresa Minotti
+20 years in Sales & Marketing in FMCG and Business Development in financial services and digital payments with proven experience in high-level relationships building and complex negotiations.
Currently Country Director at PayPal Italy
Chair Social Innovation Italy
I’ve been involved in innovation, management and digital activities for years: my personal and professional interests are agility methodology & lean, innovation management, design thinking, social media, digital communication, sw development, enterprise architectures, integration systems, big data, open data .. mainly I try to get out the comfort zone :)
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
Public Affairs and PR Consultant Blockchain and FinTech.
In a digital world in which everyone can be a communicator, communication has become a key tool for making a business successful.
Co-Founder & CEO
GenY science-centric entrepreneur @ Kellify.
I deliver hypergrowth at scale: I love building and scaling the executional fire-power to drive business and teams growth.
Experienced Chief Executive Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Business Process, Negotiation, Sales Management, Cloud , Marketing e Comunication, Blockchain.
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.
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.
Marco Bellezza - avvocato, dottore di ricerca in diritto privato e nuove tecnologie, già Consigliere giuridico per le comunicazioni e l’innovazione del Ministro dello Sviluppo Economico Stefano Patuanelli e coordinatore della presidenza italiana della European Blockchain Partnership. E’ stato consigliere giuridico per il Vice Presidente del Consiglio Luigi Di Maio.
Banker. Manager. Entrepreneur. Founder.
I'm passionate about innovation and I'm deeply convinced that a new way of banking is needed and possible. Technology driven innovation is the engine of change and evolution. A different more efficient way of doing business must and will benefit the entire system. That's what drives my work and my focus.
Strategy & Innovation Director
Former Bain and Goldman Sachs professional with international experience across 30+ strategic and corporate finance engagements with Fortune 500 companies, I lead Strategy and Innovation at NEXI, a BainCap, Advent and Clessidra portfolio company, leader in the Italian financial technology industry with strong market positions in payment services.
I have 25 year experience in working with international law firms.
I gained a significant expertise in assisting clients in corporate transactions, including cross border M&A, private Equity, capital market transactions, financial service regulation, banking, alternative finance and payments.
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.
Founder & CEO
BacktoWork è la principale piattaforma in Italia che favorisce l’investimento in startup, pmi e progetti real estate da parte di investitori privati e professionali.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
CEO & Algo Trader
Antonio is Co-founder and CEO of Euklid and Co-founder of Quaternion Technology He has been invited as Speaker to the Future Investment Iniziative in Saudi Arabia. He writes for Datamanager and is passionate about Quantum Mechanics, Quantum Computing, Swarm Intelligence and Taekwondo.
Co-Founder & CEO
Fintech Entrepreneur and CEO specialised in leading and partnering with large Organizations (Banks, Payment Institutions, Corporates) to innovate their offerings and building new products and platforms in banking, payments and digital services.
Mi chiamo Pietro e il mio mondo è la finanza personale.
Guadagnare, spendere, risparmiare ma soprattutto investire: ciò che facciamo ogni giorno rientra in queste 4 azioni.
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!
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.
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.
Calabrese trapiantata a Roma, coordina le sezioni Attualità e Fintech su Money.it e si occupa soprattutto di startup, finanza alternativa e trasformazione digitale nei servizi bancari e finanziari.
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.
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!
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.
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
Senior Management Consultant
Innovative Payments Strategy Advisor
Senior Advisor specialized in helping Organizations (Companies, Banks, Payment Institutions, EMIs) innovate and build new business streams in the Digital Payments industry and blockchain field.
In 2014 I was among the first in Italy to deal with blockchain projects in the finance sector.
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