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NEXT EVENT: Thursday 25 April 2024

Global Government Fintech Lab 2024 speakers

Dina Buse

Deputy Director, Financial Market Policy Department, & Head, Credit Institution and Payment Services Policy Division, Ministry of Finance, Latvia

For the past seven years Dina has focused on the development of financial sector regulation, including banking sector regulation, resolution, payment services and fintech policy. She has 15 years’ experience across innovation, financial engineering instruments and small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) support programmes. She also spoke at a Global Government Fintech webinar on blockchain bonds on 23 March 2023.

Denise Delaney

Head, Policy and Risk Horizontal Function, Central Bank of Ireland

Denise is head of the Policy and Risk Horizontal Function within the Financial Regulation: Policy and Risk Directorate at the Central Bank of Ireland. She is responsible for the development and coordination of innovation strategy and policy, including the Central Bank’s approach to engagement with innovators, via its Innovation Hub and outreach programme. She is also responsible for the implementation of the central bank’s approach to engagement with stakeholders via its Industry Forum. Denise joined the central bank in 2004. During her time at the central bank, she has worked in areas including consumer protection policy, conduct supervision, consumer information and financial education. In 2014/15, she was on secondment to the European Banking Authority, working in its Consumer Protection, Financial Innovation and Payments Unit. Prior to the central bank, she worked in the financial services sector.

Dominik Freudenthaler

Fintech Expert, Federal Ministry of Finance, Austria

Dominik is acting chairperson of Austria’s Regulatory Sandbox Advisory Board (housed in the Federal Ministry of Finance) and delegate of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) experts group on finance and digitalisation. He joined the Ministry of Finance in 2012 and has held different positions in the directorate for economic policy, financial markets and customs duties. He was an adviser to director-general Harald Waiglein and worked in the unit for legal affairs of banks and the capital market. He has also been a seconded adviser in a technical mission of the World Bank (FinSAC) in the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region. Dominik was responsible for the transposition of the European Union (EU)’s Payments Services Directive 2 (PSD2) and bank recovery and resolution framework in Austria. Currently, he is engaged with transposition of the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) and a revision of the law on the audit oversight authority.

Kristin Tornlig

Head of Section for Digitalisation and Innovation, Financial Supervisory Authority, Norway

Kristin co-ordinates all initiatives on digitalisation and innovation in the Norwegian FSA (Finanstilsynet) and is project manager for a major internal digitalisation project running from 2022 to 2026. This project aims to accelerate the FSA’s digitalisation using technology such as cloud services, artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation (RPA). She has been with the FSA for more than nine years and has held several roles, including head of IT and head of digitalisation and innovation.

Siobhan Benita

Event Moderator, Global Government Fintech & Global Government Forum

Siobhan is a former senior civil servant in the UK, with more than 15 years’ Whitehall experience. She worked in many major delivery departments, including Transport, Environment, Health and Local Government. She also had senior roles at the heart of government in the Cabinet Office and HM Treasury, including supporting the then Cabinet Secretary, Lord O’Donnell, to lead work on civil service reform and strategy. Siobhan left to run as an independent candidate in the Mayor of London election. She subsequently joined her alma mater, Warwick University, as chief strategy officer of Warwick in London and co-director of the Warwick Policy Lab. Siobhan also moderated sessions at the inaugural Global Government Fintech Lab in Tallinn, Estonia, in June 2022.

Ian Hall

Editor, Global Government Fintech

Ian has edited Global Government Fintech since the title launched (as a sister title of Global Government Forum) in September 2020. He is former UK director for the pan-European media network Euractiv (2011-2018), editor of Public Affairs News (2007-2011) and news editor of PR Week (2000-2007). He was shortlisted for ‘Editor of the Year’ at the British Society of Magazine Editors (BSME) Awards in 2010. He began his career in Bulgaria at English-language weekly the Sofia Echo. Ian also introduced and moderated sessions at the inaugural Global Government Fintech Lab in Tallinn, Estonia, in June 2022.

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