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

Dublin up: (clockwise from top left) Diego Villafáñez Sagardoy, Bernie Kelly, Peter Oakes and Marine Krasovska

Senior public servants from Spain, host nation Ireland and a second representative from Latvia have confirmed to speak at 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 departments, authorities and agencies looking to capitalise on the possibilities of technology to transform their operations and the services they deliver.

Diego Villafáñez Sagardoy, the Spanish Treasury’s Department of Digital and Sustainable Finance’s digital finance co-ordinator, will be making his Lab debut. Focused on national and European Union (EU) legislation, from payments and crypto-assets to cybersecurity, he chaired working groups on the digital euro and payments during the Spanish presidency of the EU Council (second half of 2023).

Also making her Lab debut will be Bernie Kelly, chief executive officer of Ireland’s National Shared Services Office (NSSO). The NSSO leads the provision of shared services of human resources, payroll administration and finance and accounting shared services administration to government departments and public service bodies.

Marine Krasovska, head of the fintech supervision department at Latvijas Banka (Latvia’s central bank), will be completing a hat-trick of appearances at the Lab, having spoken at our 2023 and 2022 events.

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, is also returning to the Lab, having spoken at our 2022 event.


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?’.

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.

Also confirmed 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; Kristin Tornling, head of section for digitalisation and innovation at Norway’s Financial Supervisory Authority (Finanstilsynet); 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.

The inaugural Global Government Fintech Lab was held in Estonia’s capital city Tallinn in June 2022. This event was organised in partnership with the Estonian government.

Global Government Fintech launched almost three-and-a-half years ago as a dedicated sister publication to Global Government Forum.

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