March 14, 2017

Building the digital future

The first and leading Finance 2.0 (FinTech/InsurTech) conference in Switzerland.
All about the future of digital finance.

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Welcome to Finance 2.0
Corinna Egerer
The rise of Artificial Intelligence: Just a great sales story?
On the symbiosis of man and machine: How far are we really Pascal Kaufmann
Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Use Cases
Marc A. Geiger
More advanced than humans and score cards?
How Artificial Intelligence leads to better credit decisions Jonas Muff
to be announced

What the hack? 30 hours to the prototype at the 3rd SIXHackathon
Winner team present their fintech solution live on stage (LIVE DEMO) Andreas Iten
Coffee Break

Open Banking
Banks that open up will be able to take banking to the next level Thomas Ruck
Egosystem? Ecosystem!
How TWINT as a payment joint venture provides real added value to customers, merchants and banks (LIVE DEMO) Thierry Kneissler
The digital banking story: From deception to success
A glance behind the scenes (LIVE DEMO) Hanspeter Wolf & Nina Schneider
Fintech innovations on stage
Lunch Break

eID: Key to business growth and innovation?
International overview & private versus public eID Vincent Jansen
A digital identity for Switzerland: What can banks offer in the debate over digital identity
Andreas Kubli (UBS), Peter Gassmann (AdNovum), Vincent Jansen (Innopay)
Building a 21st century banking alternative designed for the global citizen
Nikolay Storonsky
Fintech from an investment perspective: Hype or still the next big thing?
Florian Schweitzer (b-to-v Partners), Cédric Köhler (Creathor Venture), Ralph Mogicato (Swiss ICT Investor Club), Michael Sidler (Redalpine)
Coffee Break

Invisible Man - Someone is always watching
The Methodical approach of Cyber Criminals (LIVE DEMO) Cyrill Tröndle & Andrei Avădănei

Fintech innovations on stage
Closing remarks & Thank you!
Corinna Egerer
Finance 2.0 - Cool Down
Drink, Chat, Network
Andrei Avădănei
SwissClass Trade
Andrei is the CTO of SwissClass Trade AG, an information security company that aims to protect businesses against cyber threats by offering a variety of services such as penetration testing, malware protection, cyber attacks recovery, 0 day attacks mitigation, security management, trainings & competitions. Moreover, he is also the President of Cyber Security Research Center from Romania – CCSIR, a Non-Governmental Organization that powers DefCamp - the largest Cyber Security & Hacking Conference from Central Eastern Europe. Andrei has over 8 years of experience in the IT & Cyber Security field. He has been awarded at more than 60 international and national competitions of web & software development, algorithms and security.
Peter Gassmann
AdNovum Informatik
Chief Commercial Officer
Peter is a member of AdNovum's executive board and responsible for the company's IT consulting, sales, marketing and communication. He holds a degree in computer science and is interested in topics such as the use of digital identities, internet of things, security, modern software development and interaction design, FinTech, and content marketing. AdNovum offers its customers a full set of tailored IT services ranging from IT architecture and security consulting to the design, implementation and maintenance of customized business and security solutions. The offering also includes tailored support services and the products of the NEVIS Security Suite.
Andreas Iten
Managing Director
Andreas is managing director at SIX and in the role as the CIO for the SIX division Financial Information and responsible for Technology Innovation for SIX. He is board member and co-founder of the F10 FinTech Incubator and Accelerator in Zurich Switzerland. Andreas discovered his affinity to technology and finance already in the year 2000, where he was part of the first internet trading platform project in Europe. Today he is an active influencer and shaper of the FinTech scene in Switzerland.
Vincent Jansen
Vincent is the newest partner at Innopay. He is a passionate collaborative innovator and a thought leader on digital identity and e-payments. He has 15 years of hands-on experience in innovating networked products in complex multi-stakeholder environments.
Pascal Kaufmann
CEO & Founder
Pascal is a neuroscientist-turned-entrepreneur, Founder and CEO of Starmind. Having received his Master’s Degree in Neuroscience and Economics at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) in Zurich and Northwestern University in Evanston, IL (USA), he continued more in-depth studies at Northwestern University in Evanston and the Chicago Medical School, Illinois, USA. There Pascal connected living brains to mobile robots and was part of a pioneering team that created one of the first cyborgs. In 2010, Pascal Kaufmann together with Marc Vontobel founded Starmind International AG, a company that develops Brain Technology and real-time know-how networks ultimately leading to the creation of artificial brains for companies. Pascal believes in the power of the symbiosis of man and machine.
Andreas Kubli
Group Managing Director
Andreas Kubli is Group Managing Director at UBS Switzerland AG in Zurich. Since 2013 he has been Head of the Multichannel Management & Digitization at UBS Switzerland. Prior to this, he led Strategy and Business Development at UBS Switzerland. Before joining UBS he was a partner with McKinsey & Company. Andreas Kubli is an authorized attorney at law in Zurich and New York.
Thierry Kneissler
Thierry is CEO of TWINT Ltd., Switzerland’s first integrated payment and shopping app. TWINT is a spin-off of PostFinance. Before moving to TWINT, he was member of the Executive Board of PostFinance for 6 years. He joined PostFinance in 2003. Earlier positions include business consultant for an internet company and project manager for a bank. He studied Economics and is an Executive MBA from University of St. Gallen. Thierry Kneissler is married, father of two children and lives in Berne.
Cédric Köhler
Creathor Venture
Managing Partner
With almost 10 years of experience in venture capital, as a Managing Partner Cédric Köhler specializes in innovative business concepts in the technology sector. Prior to joining Venture Creathor Cédric Köhler worked several years as a business consultant at Synpulse in Zurich, where he was involved in projects in the areas of CRM, web applications, customer retention systems and business development. He has a master’s degree in business administration and majored in business informatics. He gained venture capital experience at the Technologieholding VC GmbH along with international work experience in France and the US in particular. He attended the European Business School in Oestrich-Winkel.

Ralph Mogicato
Swiss ICT Investor Club (SICTIC)
Angel Investor & board member
Ralph Mogicato has over 25 years of experience in the financial industry in Switzerland, Germany, Austria and Singapore. He is co-founder and used to be CEO at the Swiss consultancy Synpulse with over 150 employees mainly focusing on banking and insurance. He has expertise in strategy building, defining business plans and cases, make-or-buy decisions, evaluation support of packaged software, quality assurance for large projects and composition of „greenfield units“. He is now professional board member (Crealogix) and an angel investor, board member or advisor for start-up companies in the technology space (e.g. Starmind, unblu, Contovista).
Jonas Muff
Head of Business Development
Jonas is Head of Business Development at Merantix. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from University of St. Gallen (HSG). During his studies he was CEO of START Summit, a student-led conference for Entrepreneurship and Technology with 1500 participants. He is also initiator of the START Fund (part of HSG Foundation). Prior to joining Merantix, he gained experience in the Insurance and Private Banking industry.
Thomas Ruck
Accenture Digital
Managing Director
Thomas leads Accenture Interactive in Switzerland and is responsible for the practice’s business in the financial services industry across Switzerland, Austria and Germany. Ever since his first engagement at Accenture where he worked with a leading reinsurance company to bring their products and services online, the digital transformation of businesses has been the core of his professional career. In his 15 years of experience in consulting, he has architected and delivered complex front-office transformations delivering innovation and tangible business value.
Nina Schneider
Product Lead
As Product Lead at Appway, Nina Schneider shapes the vision and strategy of the Appway Platform, directing new releases as well as launching Workspace Collaboration and the Native Workspace. In addition to her work at Appway, Nina is an organizer for TEDx Zurich. She holds a Master’s Degree in Strategy and International Management from the University of St. Gallen.
Florian Schweitzer
b-to-v Partners
Florain was one of the co-founders of b-to-v in the year 2000. Since then he has worked on b-to-v’s private investor network and investment business. Florian has graduated with a degree in management from the University of St. Gallen, where he developed START, an entrepreneurs’ organization with friends. Jointly with Dr. Jochen Gutbrod he is responsible for the Internet & Mobile Venture Capital Fund of b-to-v. Florian has backed a dozen of FinTech Start-ups since 2008.
Michael Sidler
Founding Partner
Michael has co-founded Redalpine Venture Partners AG in Zürich in 2007 and acts as General Partner for Redalpine Capital I, Redalpine Capital II and Redalpine Capital III. Before Redalpine, Michael was responsible for corporate investments and M&A at Prionics AG, a Biotech company in Schlieren, Switzerland, where under his guidance several acquisitions have been completed. From 1998 to 2003, Michael was with The Boston Consulting Group in Zürich and Toronto as a Consultant and Project Leader in several different industries and roles. Michael Sidler has a PhD in Life Sciences from University of Zürich. He is a member of several organizations, juries and boards for the support of innovation and startups (Venturekick, Technopark Zürich, CTI Invest, Glatec) and a coach for the Swiss governmental program CTI-Startup.
Michael Stemmle
additiv AG
Founder & CEO
Long-term consulting activity with a focus on the development and implementation of business, sales and distribution strategies for the financial and insurance industries. Michael is founder and CEO of additiv AG. The company develops and implements digital innovations and business models for financial services companies - tailor-made and turnkey.
Nikolay Storonsky
CEO & Founder
Nikolay Storonsky joined Lehman Brothers’ emerging markets trading desk in 2006. Following that, Nikolay spent five years as an equity derivatives trader at Credit Suisse. As a frequent traveler, he began to notice he was wasting hundreds of pounds in exchange rate markups and fees. It no longer felt right and he knew there had to be a better way. Nikolay quit to start Revolut: A 21st century banking alternative designed for a global lifestyle.
Cyrill Tröndle
SwissClass Trade
Cyrill is CEO of SwissClass Trade AG and serial entrepreneur in various business fields. He’s a firm believer of education through interest and passion. He started founding companies as early as 16 years old and has never stopped since. He advised and worked with companies in areas such as Behavioral Psychology, IT Security, Finance and Blockchain. In his off time he enjoys reading books and jumping out of airplanes, usually with a parachute.
Hans Peter Wolf
CEO & Founder
Hans Peter founded Appway in 2003 with the vision to establish software at the core of business. Since Appway started as a micro-multinational, it has enabled companies to enter a new era of digital connectedness, customer service, and support. Wolf has been the driving force behind the company’s stellar growth, believing the convergence of business and technology should be cohesive and ongoing. This approach is the cornerstone to Wolf’s conviction that businesses are only as valuable as their latest release.
Marc P. Bernegger
Serial Web Entrepreneur & Fintech Investor
Host Finance 2.0
Marc P. Bernegger is a serial web entrepreneur and fintech investor. Aged 20, Marc founded the party platform (trade sale to Axel Springer) and he is a founder of amiando (awarded by the World Economic Forum as Global Technology Pioneer in 2010; trade sale to XING). He is Ambassador Switzerland at FinLeap, was partner at the listed investment company Next Generation Finance Invest (today Ayondo Holding) and venture partner at Orange Growth Capital. Marc was awarded as «100 most successful people under 40 in Switzerland» by BILANZ in 2015.
Rino Borini
Host Finance 2.0
Rino is the co-founder and CEO of financialmedia AG. The independent media company releases different publications which cover economical and financial topics. The company organizes, furthermore, many events and conferences. However, Rino's professional background is in the financial industry. He worked in different leading positions. He is a Certified European Financial Analyst (CEFA) and he acquired in his past career fundamental knowledge in banking and capital investments.
Corinna Egerer

Presenter Finance 2.0
Corinna Egerer moderates business events with confidence, poise, charm and professionalism. Equally comfortable in both German and English, her extensive experience in the communication departments of several companies has given her the skills to successfully bring together the most diverse formats and target groups. She is always a warm and understanding hostess who confidently conducts the audience through each program that she presents. Her portfolio reaches from presentations and speaking events to panel discussions, company events, gala evenings and conferences.

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