27 May 2014
The state of innovation in banking
Background:Every day we hear about new dynamics in payments from the emergence of mobile players such as Square, to new players like Holvi from Finland leveraging the Payment Services Provider (PSP) licencing under the Payment Services Directive (PSD). Every direction we look, we can see innovation in delivering clients’ needs, but are the infrastructures keeping up?
In this exciting evening, three key leaders of payments infrastructures discuss the nature of innovation in the payments markets and the ability and agility of infrastructures to keep up with customers’ needs.
In this exciting evening, three key leaders of payments infrastructures:
- Lazaro Campos, former CEO of SWIFT;
- Richard Jones, Head of Industry Business Development, VocaLink (UK); and
- Christina Friberg, Marketing Director with Bankgirot
Lazaro Campos, former CEO, SWIFT
Mr. Lázaro Campos is a management advisor and board member in digital payment ventures. He is a Director of miiCard Ltd and a member of the Advisory Board of Payoneer Inc. Mr Campos served as the Chief Executive Officer of SWIFT, the global banking network, from April 2007 until July 2012. Prior to that he held Executive postings as Head of the Banking Industry Division since October 2003, as Head of Marketing since 2000, and also held diverse management roles including Director Treasury Markets (where he managed the CLS project for SWIFT), Director of Market Infrastructure Services (with responsibility for multiple domestic and international projects, including ECHO, CHAPS Euro, EBA Clearing and TARGET1) and Manager of FIN Products and Value Added Services (responsibility for the launch of FIN-Copy). Before joining SWIFT, he served in the international division of Banc Agricol. Mr. Campos has over 25 years of international banking and telecommunications experience. Most recently, Mr Campos has been appointed member of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Digital Financial Services (DFS) Platform Enablers group in support of financial inclusion for the poor.
Richard Jones, Head of Industry Business Development with VocaLink (UK)
Richard has 30+ years payments experience working in a variety of roles. Since 2013, Richard has been VocaLink Head of Industry Business Development focusing on government led / influenced initiatives. Before that he was Head of Clearing House products working on UK initiatives such as Current Account Switching. Richard has also had extensive involvement with European initiatives and groups in relation SEPA, ISO Standards, etc..