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.
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.
Head of Innovative Payments Observatory and Blockchain & Distributed Ledger Observatory
Politecnico di Milano
Experienced Researcher with a demonstrated history of working in the research industry. Skilled in Digital payment, Blockchain & Distributed Ledger, Mobile Application, Fintech, Innovation in Retail, Business Planning, Innovation Management and Management.
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.
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"
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Politecnico di Milano
Docente di 'Corporate Finance' (LM Management Engineering) e 'Economia e Organizzazione Aziendale (LP Ing. della Produzione Industriale, campus di Lecco). Direttore scientifico dell'Osservatorio Minibond e dell'Osservatorio Crowdinvesting della School of Management
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.
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 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.
Head of New Business Development
13+ years experienced business manager, currently Head of New Business development at Mooney (formerly SisalPay) leading 2 new lines of business development (EasyCassa and Mobility. Additional responsabilities at Mooney are leading Open Innovation initiatives and Banca5-SisalPay post-merge Integration PMO team.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Tommaso Baldissera Pacchetti
CEO and founder
Fondatore di CrowdFundMe, di cui sono Amministratore delegato. In CrowdFundMe
gestisco gli aspetti legali, supportato da uno studio legale esterno, mantengo i contatti
con i principali partner della società e gestisco direttamente le interazioni con gli
Antonio La Mura
Country Manager Italy
La mia passione per il settore è nata un po’ per caso e un po’ per vocazione. Fin dall’università sono stato appassionato di startup e durante la mia prima esperienza lavorativa nel 2014 ho partecipato all’espansione in Italia di una piattaforma internazionale di equity crowdfunding.
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.
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 :)