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

Dublin-bound: (clockwise from top left) Sudhanshu Prasad, Charlie Boundy, Steve Barr and Sandy Sancaster

Senior public servants from India and the UK, plus two private-sector representatives, have become the latest speaker confirmations for the Global Government Fintech Lab 2024, which will be held in Dublin in just over three weeks’ time.

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 a one-day event aimed at public servants worldwide interested in exploring the possibilities of technology to transform their operations and the services they deliver.

Sudhanshu Prasad, chief general manager at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) – where he heads the oversight function in the central bank’s Department of Payment and Settlement Systems – is newly confirmed. He has been involved with the creation of the Digital Payments Index (RBI-DPI), which tracks the extent of payments digitisation across the world’s most populated country, and Central Payments Fraud Information Registry, among numerous other achievements since joining the RBI more than 25 years ago.

Charlie Boundy, chief data officer at Companies House – an executive agency of the UK’s Department for Business and Trade – is also confirmed. Companies House is in the throes of increasing its investment in data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) as it strives to make the most of new powers to tackle fraud.

Steve Barr, global industry advisor for Microsoft Worldwide Public Sector, and Sandy Sancaster, head of government and strategic accounts at ClearBank, are also the latest additions to the speaker line-up. Microsoft and ClearBank are knowledge partners for the event.


Free to attend for public sector

The Global Government Fintech Lab, which is 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.

Most recently we confirmed the participation of Mari-Liis Kukk, head of the Estonian Financial Supervision and Resolution Authority’s innovation department; Robert Rampre, undersecretary in Slovenia’s Ministry of Finance’s Insurance and Capital Market Division; Lee Edmonds, head of payments services – financial services in the UK’s Crown Commercial Service; and the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway’s senior advisor for digitalisation and innovation Jon Reidar Testad.

To discuss the 2024 Lab, please contact Anne Simonsen: 

To discuss ongoing Global Government Fintech commercial opportunities, including partnering the 2024 Lab, please contact Matt Hoare: