WE NEED FINTECH NOW MORE THAN EVER

The coronavirus pandemic has changed everything, from the way we live and work to the way we consume and get basic services. Financial services will never look the same again.

In this new reality, financial services companies will have to accelerate the development of their digital services, protect their customer data, and continue to improve their user friendliness, ease-of-use, transparency and seamless service on a variety of online platforms.

Companies that will not adapt to the new normal will fail. The fintechs are now needed more than ever.

FinTech Junction is a global community that brings together business and tech leaders from banks, financial institutions, fintechs, startups & investors.

Our annual conference and bi-monthly meetups & virtual conferences present the best fintech solutions that enable businesses to stay relevant.

We invite you to join us today to take your businesses to the next level!

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

Check out the highlights from the two flagship editions of FinTech Junction held in 2019 in Tel Aviv & Berlin

SUMMER 2022 SPEAKERS

Enav Perez
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Enav Perez

Head of Payments Data Product

Finastra

Dror Arie
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Dror Arie

Head of Engineering

GlobalDots

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Oran Aish

Public Cloud Country Leader, Israel

IBM

Stuart Tarmy
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Stuart Tarmy

Global Director of Financial Services Industry Solutions

Aerospike, Inc.

Meirav Harel
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Meirav Harel

Founder & CEO

MHfintechs

Shay Rosenberg
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Shay Rosenberg

CEO FinTeka by Bank Leumi & Head Of Digital

Bank Leumi

Sidney Gottesman
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Sidney Gottesman

CEO

FinSec Innovation Lab

Yurfest
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Idan Yurfest

Advisory Solution Consultant

ServiceNow

Orly Grinfeld
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Orly Grinfeld

EVP, Head of Clearing

Tel Aviv Stock Exchange

Josh Behar
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Josh Behar

Head of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies in Payments

Finastra

Youval Rouach
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Youval Rouach

CEO, Co-founder

Bits of Gold

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Sarah Podlinski

Account Manager

Naviteq

Aviad Ben-laish
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Aviad Ben-laish

Principal

StageOne Ventures

Gilly Dekel
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Gilly Dekel

Program Director, Cloud Portfolio Product Management

IBM

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CEO & Co-Founder

Emnotion

Yulia Aidler
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Yulia Aidler

Director of Product Management

Finastra

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Ronen Moskal

Solution IT Architect

IBM

Elad Welner
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Elad Welner

CEO & Co-Founder

Naviteq

Shay Saadoune
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Shay Saadoune

Public Cloud Digital Sales Specialist

IBM

Avi Shalisman
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Avi Shalisman

Co-Founder & CEO

MoovingON

Galia Beer-Gabel
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Galia Beer-Gabel

Partner

Team8 Fintech

Ruth Margalit
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Ruth Margalit

Founder and CEO

Membit

Amir Sadras
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Amir Sadras

Founder & CEO

FUGU

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Chanan Lavi

CEO & Co-Founder

Kenbi

Annie Degani
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Annie Degani

Director of Business Development

FinSec Innovation Lab

Ami Aharonovich
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Ami Aharonovich

Country Manager

Aerospike, Inc.

Guy Salame
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Guy Salame

Co-Founder & CEO

Spott

Asaf Erez
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Asaf Erez

Digital Assets and Open Finance Lead

Israel Securities Authority

SUMMER 2022 SPONSORS

DIAMOND

Finastra
IBM
FinSec
Aerospike, Inc.
GlobalDots
Akamai
Bank Leumi

GOLD

ServiceNow
TASE

SILVER

Moovingon
Membit
Bits of Gold

SUMMER 2022 PROGRAM

11 July 2022 at Tel Aviv Stock Exchange Conference Center

Check-in to the conference and enjoy breakfast with fellow attendees in a collaborative environment.

60mins

Ben-PelledMeirav Harel

Event MC: Meirav Harel, Founder & CEO @ MHfintechs

Event Organizer: Ben Pelled, Founder & CEO, FinTech Junction @ People & Computers

Merav & Ben will open our Summer 2022 event, briefly outlining the event’s agenda and presenting the main themes for the day.

FinTech Junction boutique events are THE place to learn and stay informed about the latest in fintech, to get inspired, to make new friends and contacts and to learn about career opportunities. Our events are one of a kind, like no other fintech events.

10mins
Dror Arie
Dror Arie, Head of Engineering @ GlobalDots

With the uberfast growth of new promising startups and new improvements by security giants, we’ll run through impact-tested new opportunities out there for the fast growing Fintechs.

Dror Arie, Head of Engineering, GlobalDots: Dror has over 15 years’ experience managing and delivering critical, web & cloud-based projects on a large scale. An Akamai veteran, Dror is also a seasoned full-stack security & performance expert.

GlobalDots is a 20-year global leader in web and cloud innovation, injecting the latest most impactful technologies to over 1,000 global businesses, such as Paypal, Payoneer, Pagaya, eToro, Nuvei and Discount Bank.

20mins
Enav Perez
Enav Perez, Head of Product, Data Analytics @ Finastra

Reduction in revenues and growing customer expectations are leading many financial institutions to explore and invest in payments data analytics and monetization for increasing their operational efficiencies, revenues and customer satisfaction.
In this session we will review how banks can unleash the power of payments data to increase both their efficiencies and their value to their customers and fintech partners.

Head of Payments Data Product at Finastra, with 13 years of Data and Product Management experience, driving and building successful data products and solutions across various industries and technologies, in BI, Analytics, Big Data and Mobile Apps.

 

15min
Oran Aish, Public Cloud Country Leader, Israel @ IBM

Self-driven, results-oriented individual with a proven track record in sales attainment and growth in both local and international environments. I’m highly qualified in sales, strategic planning, business development and complex problem solving.

As an experienced leader, I’m able to lead and manage diverse teams, understand business problems, position and articulate a vision with a corresponding solution approach to improve the company’s and customer’s business performance and success.

15mins
Stuart Tarmy
Stuart Tarmy, Global Director - Financial Services Industry Solutions @ Aerospike

AI is enabling the financial services industry to bring digital transformation to the forefront in digital banking, payments, fraud and customer360. According to McKinsey, the ‘digital winners’ are seeing the most significant market share and customer gains, and most of their customers are open to purchasing more banking services through digital channels and smartphones. As a result, financial institutions are heavily investing in digital banking and artificial intelligence technology to claim a share of this market ahead of their competitors.

Developing the capability to deliver these innovative solutions doesn’t have to be painful or stressful on the balance sheet. See what is possible when it comes to:

– Operationalize AI in real-time at scale
– Best practice, real-time digital banking applications
– Protecting yourself and your customers with best-of-breed, real-time fraud prevention

– Utilizing fraud/risk metrics to turbocharge your customer360
– Best practice architectures for real-time performance at enterprise scale and significantly reduced TCO

Learn how Aerospike’s real-time data platform is helping leading financial institutions modernize digital banking, payments, fraud and customer360 architectures. Aerospike allows you to act in real-time (<20 ms) across enormous data sets (terabytes, petabytes) and billions of transactions while reducing your TCO and server footprint by up to 80 percent.

15mins
Sidney Gottesman
Sidney Gottesman, CEO @ FinSec Innovation Lab

A client-focused financial services executive with a passion for excellence with extensive operations, technology, and product delivery experience in payments and banking. Demonstrated track record of delivering strategic, mission-critical, products to achieve business results. Adept at managing large-scale programs that span numerous systems in multiple product lines. Recognized for dedication to business partners and creating a culture that promotes accountability, empowerment, and results. Deep understanding of effect of service delivery on business effectiveness and bottom-line results. Accomplished people manager who builds loyalty and morale among staff members

15mins
Shay Rosenberg
Shay Rosenberg, CEO, FinTeka & Head of Digital @ Bank Leumi

Open Banking is more than just complying with regulations. It’s a thriving ecosystem of third party partners and developers who are innovating to develop new business opportunities in new markets. With this understanding in mind, FinTeka has decided to embrace the startup ecosystem, and open up to true partnerships and collaborations with FinTechs . Combining their innovative ideas and execution speed, with the bank’s know-how, extensive infrastructure, data and customer base, we will co-create real-world breakthrough financial products and services – comprising the bank of the future

10mins
Idan Yurfest
Idan Yurfest, Advisory Solution Consultant @ ServiceNow

Today, overwhelming numbers of challenger banks, neobanks, and fintechs are leveraging technology to offer transparent, nimble services. By delivering effortless banking experiences, these digitized companies are attracting clients and revenue from traditional banks.

With ServiceNow Financial Services Operations, banks can digitize siloed processes – connecting and automating them so that work flows. Banks can also integrate and communicate across any banking process or core system. ServiceNow can provide the full solution – from client self-service and front office interaction through issue resolution across the bank

10mins
Orly Grinfeld
Orly Grinfeld, EVP, Head of Clearing @ TASE (Tel Aviv Stock Exchange)

In her previous position Ms. Grinfeld served as Chief Risk Officer at Israel Railways. Ms. Grinfeld joined TASE staff on 2010 as Chief Risk Officer and established the Risk Management field at TASE. Between 2012-2014, she served as Senior Vice President and Head of the TASE Clearing House.

Between 2001-2009 Ms. Grinfeld served as the head of the risk management department at Ernst & Young Israel’s Advisory Division. Previously she worked at the Bank of Israel’s Bank Supervision Department as an auditor in the risk management team.

10mins

Meirav HarelBehar, JoshuaAsaf ErezYouval Rouach

Moderator: Meirav Harel, Founder & CEO @ MHfintechs

  • Josh Behar, Head of Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies, Payments Product Innovation @ Finastra
  • Asaf Erez, Digital Assets and Open Finance Lead @ Israel Securities Authority
  • Youval Rouach, CEO, Co-founder @ Bits of Gold
35mins

Yulia AidlerDror ArieYurfestAmi Aharonovich

Moderator: Yulia Aidler, Director of Product Management @ Finastra

  • Dror Arie, Head of Engineering @ GlobalDots
  • Idan Yurfest, Advisory Solution Consultant @ ServiceNow
  • Ami Aharonovich, Country Manager @ Aerospike
35mins

Shay RosenbergGalia Beer-GabelAmir SadrasGuy SalameGilly Dekel

Moderator: Anat Avni-Papo, Head of Operations @ Wix.com

  • Shay Rosenberg, CEO, FinTeka & Head Of Digital @ Bank Leumi
  • Galia Beer-Gabel, Partner @ Team8 Fintech
  • Amir Sadras, Founder & CEO @ FUGU
  • Guy Salame, Co-Founder & CEO @ Spott
  • Chanan Lavi, CEO & Co-Founder @ Kenbi
  • Gilly Dekel, Director, Cloud & Product Management @ IBM
35mins
Ruth Margalit
Ruth Margalit, Founder and CEO @ Membit

Offline conversations without recording and preserving can be illegal!
Employees increasingly use apps like WhatsApp to communicate with their customers.
Governments are being forced to pass and implement new laws to preserve offline conversations especially for financial firms
Membit DIM enables businesses to automatically record & archive all business-oriented interactions conducted via employee’s private devices directly into the CRM

10mins
Avi Shalisman
Avi Shalisman, Co-Founder & CEO @ MoovingON

Cloud computing is without a doubt a key enabler in FinTech. However, this new category faces different challenges in adopting public and hybrid cloud services, including concerns about compliance, security, and data integrity. Avi Shalisman, CEO and Co-Founder of MoovingON, will speak about how FinTech companies should operate their cloud operations and how to turn it into their competitive advantage.

10mins

Enjoy lunch with fellow attendees in a collaborative environment

60mins

This event is for startups only and requires separate registration at www.fintechjunction.com/IBM.

The event is in high demand and space is limited so make sure you register early to secure your spot.

Registration for this event gives access to the IBM event at 15:30, but NOT to the main event at 08:00.

For the main event you need to register separately at www.FinTechJunction.com.

Gathering & Networking

30mins
Oran Aish, Public Cloud Country Leader, Israel @ IBM

Self-driven, results-oriented individual with a proven track record in sales attainment and growth in both local and international environments. I’m highly qualified in sales, strategic planning, business development and complex problem solving.

As an experienced leader, I’m able to lead and manage diverse teams, understand business problems, position and articulate a vision with a corresponding solution approach to improve the company’s and customer’s business performance and success.

5mins

Shay Saadoune

Shay Saadoune, Public Cloud Digital Sales Specialist & Ronen Moskal, Solution IT Architect @ IBM

15mins
Aviad Ben-laish
Aviad Ben-laish, Principal @ StageOne Ventures

Aviad is a Principal at StageOne Ventures, bringing experience in partnering with start-ups as well as mentoring and helping teams to scale up. Prior, Aviad was a principal at Accenture’s Open Innovation & Ventures team. Aviad was responsible for scouting and partnering with startups in the Cybersecurity and Fintech space. He has extensive experience with Alliances and GTM strategy, with a focus on Global 2000 FSIs. Aviad holds a B.A. in Economics and Business Administration from the Hebrew University and an MBA from Bar-Ilan University.

20mins
Ilya Shapira, CEO & Co-Founder @ Emnotion

Ilya is BEng and MBA graduate. Investor. Has over 14 years in developing new markets, focusing on new technologies, and always searching for new opportunities. As a retired R&D officer in an elite IDF unit, Ilya gained valuable skills in product development and lean management.

20mins
Sarah Podlinski, Account Manager @ Naviteq

Naviteq is a multi-cloud consulting company, delivering innovative solutions using Kubernetes, AWS, Azure and GCP.

15mins

Event closing with pizza & beer!

45mins

* Confirmed sessions will be updated here as we get closer to the next event date.

* Most sessions will be held in English. Agenda is subject to change.

REGISTER

Our Fall 2022 event will be held on 9 November 2022 in Israel, venue TBA.

Register early to save $. Our events are always in high demand and space is limited.