FinTechStage @ BAI Beacon

FinTechStage logoFinTechStage, which fosters innovation and collaboration among FinTech companies, investors and financial institutions from across the globe, was once again featured at BAI Beacon 2017.

The FinTechStage content was integrated across all the stages at BAI Beacon to ensure that all conference attendees have the opportunity to experience the line up of top international speakers in dynamic and engaging formats. It was a unique and exclusive collaboration with BAI and its immersive conference.

The FinTechStage sessions boasted world-class FinTech content around industry trends in A.I. and machine learning, cybersecurity, payments and block chain. In addition, it offered an unrivaled set of global speakers who brought insights, relevancy and provocative thinking to the stage, as well as an interactive design to deliver the best experience on the next opportunities in financial services.

Meet the Founders and Facilitators of FinTechStage

Lazaro Campos FinTechStageLázaro Campos

Lázaro Campos is a management advisor and board member in digital payment ventures. He counsels start-up companies in their road to Series A funding and consults for Financial Institutions worldwide in support of their Innovation agendas.

He is a Non-Exec Director of miiCard Ltd (a start-up offering digital trust and online identity verification based on bank-account data), a member of the Advisory Board of Payoneer Inc (an industry-leading global business payment platform), and a member of the Board Financial Crime Risk Committee of Standard Chartered Bank.

Lázaro served as the Chief Executive Officer of SWIFT, the global banking network, from April 2007 until July 2012 where he defined and led an aggressive strategy to re-position company as a commercially driven, customer centric and efficient cooperative. He also launched an ambitious innovation program that positioned company as catalyst for innovation in industry (Innotribe).

Prior to that he held diverse management positions at SWIFT including Business Development EVP and Marketing EVP among others. Before joining SWIFT, he served in the international division of Banc Agricol. Mr. Campos has over 25 years of experience in international financial services and ICT.

Matteo Rizzi FinTechStageMatteo Rizzi

Matteo is a polyglot executive (Italian, English, French and Spanish) with 20+ years of experience in technology and financial services.

In his 13 years at SWIFT, the global financial cooperative, Matteo covered various positions in sales and global account relationship, and in 2007 he founded, the communication platform 2.0 to foster interactive dialogue in the SWIFT financial community.

In 2008 he co-founded Innotribe, the innovation arm of the cooperative. Soon after he launched the Innotribe Startup challenge, the first global challenge for FinTech entrepreneurs, as well as the Enablers group, a cross-industry group mentoring Innotribe and SWIFT on strategy and financial trends.

In 2013, Matteo became a Partner in SBT Venture Capital, one of the first funds (100 m USD) solely dedicated to Series A FinTech investment.

SBT Venture Capital has made some ten investments in promising start-ups to date.

He is currently a Venture Partner for Omidyar Network, the fund launched by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar, focusing on Financial Inclusion.

Financial News (Dow Jones) has nominated Matteo as one of the 40 most influential FinTech executives in Europe for three years in a row, and Bank Innovation (US publication) named him in the “30 Innovators to watch in 2014, shaping the industry.”

Passionate about business and social networks, he created in 2003 the world largest Italian expat portal, called