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Global Government Fintech Lab in Dublin on 25 April 2024: new speakers announced

Dublin-bound: (clockwise from top left) Mari-Liis Kukk, Robert Rampre, Lee Edmonds and Jon Reidar Testad

Senior public servants from Estonia, Slovenia, the UK and Norway are the latest speaker confirmations for the Global Government Fintech Lab 2024, which will be held in Dublin on Thursday 25 April.

Taking place for the third time – and the second time in Ireland’s capital, which also hosted the Global Government Fintech Lab 2023 – the Lab is designed for public servants worldwide interested in exploring the possibilities of technology to transform their operations and the services they deliver.

Mari-Liis Kukk, head of the Estonian Financial Supervision and Resolution Authority’s innovation department, is to complete a hattrick of Lab appearances. She also spoke at the inaugural Global Government Fintech Lab in Tallinn in 2022 and at last year’s event.

Robert Rampre from Slovenia is to make his Lab debut. He is undersecretary in the Ministry of Finance’s Insurance and Capital Market Division and involved with Slovenian public authorities’ ‘Developing a Fintech Roadmap in Slovenia’ initiative.

Lee Edmonds, head of payments services – financial services in the UK’s Crown Commercial Service, is also making his Lab debut. Edmonds has worked in the UK public sector for 22 years over two spells, previously working within the Department for Work & Pensions and Cabinet Office.

Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway’s senior advisor for digitalisation and innovation Jon Reidar Testad, is also newly confirmed. Again a Lab debutant, he has been working on the implementation and management of robotic process automation (RPA) and artificial intelligence (AI).


Free to attend for public sector

Global Government Fintech’s one-day event – being organised in partnership with Ireland’s Department of Finance – will include keynote speeches, panel sessions, fireside chats and plenty of opportunities for international networking, reflecting our spirit of knowledge-sharing across borders.

Free to attend for those working in the public sector, session titles include ‘Governments and the future of finance’, ‘Public sector financial innovation through payments technology’, ‘Fighting financial fraud with technology’ and ‘Financial regulators and innovative technology: on the right path?’.

VIDEO-CLIP (above): Global Government Fintech editor Ian Hall and event moderator Siobhan Benita look ahead to the Global Government Fintech Lab 2024

Lab speakers already confirmed

Global Government Fintech has already announced the following 2024 Lab speakers: Dominik Freudenthalerfintech expert in Austria’s Federal Ministry of Finance; Sofie Østerkjærhuus Jensen, head of company supervision at the Danish Business Authority; Dina Buse, deputy director of the financial market policy department at Latvia’s Ministry of Finance; and Parma Bains, a financial sector expert in the IMF’s monetary and capital markets department.

Further names already previously announced are: Alessandro Moricca, chief executive of Italy’s PagoPA – a company wholly-owned by the state, through the Ministry of Economy and Finance, that operates a platform for e-payments to the public administration; Moad Fahmi, senior adviser – supervision (financial technology) at the Bermuda Monetary Authority; and Denise Delaney, head of the policy and risk horizontal function at the Central Bank of Ireland.

Also previously announced are: Diego Villafáñez Sagardoy, the Spanish Treasury’s Department of Digital and Sustainable Finance’s digital finance co-ordinator; Bernie Kelly, chief executive officer of Ireland’s National Shared Services Office (NSSO); Marine Krasovska, head of the fintech supervision department at Latvijas Banka (Latvia’s central bank); and Peter Oakes, who is founder of Fintech Ireland – which promotes, supports and maps the indigenous and international fintech ecosystem – and a non-executive director at a number of regulated fintech companies.

To discuss the 2024 Lab, please contact Anne Simonsen: anne.simonsen@pendragonim.com

To discuss ongoing Global Government Fintech commercial opportunities, including partnering the 2024 Lab, please contact Matt Hoare: matt.hoare@pendragonim.com