CEE SME Banking Club Conference

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During Annual SME Banking Club Conferences for the Central and Eastern Europe region (CEE), business bankers and fintech experts meet to discuss the latest digital transformation trends in the SME banking segment and the role of new players in the SME financial services’ market.

During Annual SME Banking Club Conferences for the Central and Eastern Europe region (CEE), business bankers and fintech experts meet to discuss the latest digital transformation trends in the SME banking segment and the role of new players in the SME financial services’ market.During Annual SME Banking Club Conferences for the Central and Eastern Europe region (CEE), business bankers and fintech experts meet to discuss the latest digital transformation trends in the SME banking segment and the role of new players in the SME financial services’ market.

Key topics of the CEE 2022 Conference

Federico Avellan Borgmeyer – keynote presentationDiscussion Panel: moderator Federico Avellan Borgmeyer. Panelists: Artem Panfilov + David Vopelka+ Javier Cavero

Presentation 1 – Digital identity. Boost your digital business -Vaclav Mladenka

Presentation 2 – The importance of biometric onboarding for the banking industry – Enrique Caballero

Presenttaion 3 – Petr Dvorak 

Discussion Panel: Moderator Michal Pawlik. Panelists: Christian Ruehmer+ Michal Tusznio + Jan Lastuvka +Betul Kurtulus + Karol Leszczyński

SME Digital Lending Platform – Christian Ruehmer

Discussion Panel: Moderator Michal Pawlik. Panelists: Christian Ruehmer+ Michal Tusznio + Jan Lastuvka +Betul Kurtulus + Karol Leszczyński

Presentation 1. Digital Banking for SMEs. CEE region Overview – Olena Gryniuk

Presentation 2. Joanna Wiecek – Sitek

Presenttaion 3. Maciej Salata – Composable applications and the quest for a fantastic future in banking

Panel Discussion: Olena Gryniuk, Joanna Wiecek – Sitek, Maciej Salata + Andras Rung

Presentation 1 – Open banking 2.0 and using standards – Katalin Kauzli

Presenttaion 2 – Decision making in SME Customer Journey- Loan Origination. Pavel Ramert

Discussion Panel. Panelists: Katalin Kauzli, Anna Kowalik + John Mark Williams

Presentation – Sales process automation – do`s and don`ts – Paweł Łaciński

Presentation – Buy or Build. How to understand what you need more, partnership or in-house development – Andriy Kusen

Panel Discussion. Moderator: Simon Koci. Panelists: Patrik Novy, Andriy Kusen, Elma Saric, Michaela Lhotkova.

Panel Discussion. Moderator: Maria Cenusa. Panelists: Pawel Jaszewski, Lenka Pincot, Daniel Huszár, Marta Pszczoła

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Join Upcoming CEE22 Conference 25.11.2022. During Annual SME Banking Club Conferences for the Central and Eastern Europe region (CEE), business bankers and fintech experts meet to discuss the latest digital transformation trends in the SME banking segment and the role of new players in the SME financial services’ market.

TOP speakers:

Federico Avellán Borgmeyer
Chief Partner Officer and Member of the Management Board at efcom
Enrique Caballero
Sales Director EMEA at Aware Inc. Biometrics
Katalin Kauzli
Chief Partner Officer and Member of the Management Board at efcom
Maria Cenusa
Managing Partner ICG Integrated Consulting Group Romania
Paweł Jaszewski
Director of Business Transformation and Digitalization Bureau - SME and Corporate Banking at BNP Paribas Bank Polska
Václav Mladěnka
Customer Identity Leader at Monet+
Simon Koci
Head of International Partnerships at Dateio
Joanna Więcek-Sitek
Director of Global Business Banking Digital Platform at ING Poland
Olena Gryniuk
CEE Director at SME Banking Club
Christian Ruehmer
Co-Founder at Q-Lana Inc
Michal Pawlik
Co-Founder & Shareholder at SMEO
Michał Tusznio
Executive Director of Financing Center at ING Bank Poland
Lenka Pincot
Head of Agile Transformation at Raiffeisenbank Česká republika
Patrik Novy
Director at KB SmartSolutions
Anna Kowalik
Open Banking Business Analyst at CRIF Poland
Pavel Ramert
Transformation Services Pre-Sales Director at CRIF Czech Credit Bureau
Elma Saric
Elevator Lab Program Manager at Raiffeisen Bank International
Jan Lastuvka
CEO & Founder at Lemonero
Betül Kurtulus
Regional Director for the CEE, SEE & Middle East at FCI
Petr Dvořák
CEO at Wultra
Tomáš Stegura
Head of Digital at ČSOB
Michaela Lhotková
Member of the board of ČSOB, Chief Innovation Officer
Marta Pszczoła
Head of Talent Development and Culture Transformation at Santander Bank Polska
Daniel Huszár
Finance & Technology Consulter
Paweł Łaciński
Managing partner at in4mates
Karol Leszczyński
Product Development Manager at Comarch Factoring Platform
David Vopelka
FS&I Vertical AI Solutions Lead at DataSentics
John Mark Williams
CEO at The Institute of Leadership & Management
András Rung
CEO, Founder at Ergomania
Maciej Sałata
Consulting Director/Corporate and SME Digital Banking at Comarch
Javier Cavero
Smart Data Senior Director at Rural Servicios Informáticos
Andriy Kusen
Head of FinTech Unit at Intellias
Artem Panfilov
Digital Consulting Lead, Director at Intellias

Why to attend in 2022?

LEARN BEST PRACTICES

30+ speakers from different countries are ready to share with you their best practices, views, and strategy on servicing SME customers!

CELEBRATE THE BEST SME BANKERS IN THE REGION

The only SME Banking Awards in the CEE region! Best SME bankers in 4 categories will be awarded during the Awards Ceremony!

HYBRID EVENT

Virtual and In-Person experience. Join us In-Person or watch Conference Stream and Network Online!

ZOFIN PALACE

For the very first time in the history of the SME Banking Club, we are so proud to invite you to the real PALACE in the heart of Prague!

Join Upcoming CEE22 Conference 25.11.2022

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Olena Gryniuk is responsible for the development of the SME Banking Club in the CEE region. Before getting involved in the SME Banking Club activities, Olena was in charge of SME products and sales in Raiffeisen Bank and Eurobank groups.

About SME Banking Club
The SME Banking Club was established by a team of former SME bankers in 2010 as a professional network of bankers to exchange information and experiences in the segments of micro, small and medium-sized businesses. The SME Banking Club organizes regional SME banking conferences and webinars that bring together financial institutions, technology companies, and development finance institutions to share knowledge, spur innovation and promote the growth of SMEs in the region. Moreover, it provides its members with access to detailed analytical market reports and annual studies. SME Banking Club’s main activities are concentrated in Central and Eastern Europe. 

Klaudia has been leading teams delivering projects for banking clients at Verita HR since 2017. Her particular focus is on delivering human resources solutions to financial services and technology clients within Poland. Working mainly with Polish, Chinese, British, and U.S. clients with businesses and teams based in Warsaw and Krakow. Klaudia and her teams are also located in these financial and technological hubs. Klaudia attends and speaks at some of the leading Fintech and Banking events in Europe and the U.S., both in person and online. She is a specialist in all things blockchain, Web3 and digital assets. As well as specializing in working with quantitative and fixed income professionals within investment banking. Additionally, Klaudia works as the Digital Lead at Disruption Banking and Magazyn Rekruter. Ensuring that clients receive the most important stories affecting financial services and organizational development. These stories are driven by data. And they use the most effective storytelling and the most engaging visuals.

Katalin Kauzli is a co-founder of Partner HUB Ltd, the developer of a white label digital invoice management solution for banks. Charlie-India is the core IT platform for the BUPA and OTP eBIZ solutions.

Simon is an innovation, user experience, and marketing lover, and a co-founder at Everly.eu – online magazine oriented on innovative Challenger banks and fintech.

Enrique Caballero works at Aware Inc, as Sales Director EMEA, for the Biometrics division. His areas of function include evangelizing Aware’s Biometrics and Digital Identity solutions and their impact on transforming the government and private sectors landscape.

Founder & CEO. With a team of 50 UX-UI designers, Andras creates user interfaces and voice solutions that generate conversion.
With ten years of banking experience, Florent leads at Raiffeisen Bank International Group in driving Digital Acquiring Products, Group Strategy, and transforming Network Banks in Central and Eastern Europe.
Senior manager with a background in both Business and IT in the banking industry. Experience with project and agile deliveries and business transformations. Currently responsible for Segment management and business development for SME & Corporate of ČSOB bank Leader of client cyber security and protection cooperation in the Czech banking market under the banner of the Czech Banking Association. Member of the supervisory board of a leading Czech company in qualified digital signing. Experience in both Retail banking and Corporate banking.
 
Over 10 years of experience in data management and digital transformation. Mainly related to the financial sector – banks, as well as the e-commerce sector and global corporate companies. Specialization in analysis and optimization of business processes, data management, implementation of digital solutions, workflow systems, and decision engines (On-premises, SaaS, Cloud). Additionally, supports organizations in the analysis and implementation of solutions in the areas of risk management, open banking, ESG, antifraud, AML, ML (Machine Learning), BPO (Business Process Outsourcing), and ECM (Enterprise Content Management). All of that brings new quality and additional value for organizations.

Visionary AI-tech entrepreneur. Diederick advises the board of directors and leadership teams on digital business development, digitalization, and automated, machine learning-based, financial decision-making.

Big behavioral data & AI for FinTech, Banking, Smart Building, PropTech, E-commerce, Mobile telecom

Sarah Häger is the CCO at Enable Banking where she is evangelizing Open Banking, Open Finance, and Financial APIs to further accelerate innovation in the financial industry. She has previously worked in a large bank, across several countries (Europe-wide) and along the value chain, with the main mission to provide value for corporate customers. The last 7 years she spent on taking the open banking vision from PowerPoint to the multi-awarded solution of today. She is passionate about innovation, technology, and creating commercial opportunities out of regulation.
Meaghan is a fintech researcher and consultant with 12 years of experience driving customer-focused innovation in financial services. Passionate about using emerging technologies and business models to increase financial inclusion, improve banking, and create the best possible customer experiences. A writer and keynote speaker, covering European product, regulatory, and tech trends at Forbes.com, drawing on extensive experience in London, Berlin, Scandinavia, and Lisbon.
Kim is an experienced player with a demonstrated history of working in the Artificial Intelligence, Data science, information technology, and services industry. Certified in Artificial Intelligence, Data Science, Data Analysis, Sales, Databases, Big Data Analytics, Management, and Business Process Management.

Jan is disrupting the funding market for eCommerce & Omnichannel companies as the Founder & CEO at Lemonero.

Experienced entrepreneur, skilled in eCommerce, Fintech, and entrepreneurship.

* Founder & CEO at MonkeyData – an eCommerce analytics company with 30,000 customers in 30+ countries.

* International speaker focused on Fintech, eCommerce, Data and AI (spoken at events in Austin (USA), Berlin, Amsterdam, London, Athens, Prague)

* AYLP alumnus and member of The Aspen Institute Central Europe.

* Founder of “Future Education Initiative”, the educational platform which helps teachers in the Czech Republic gain access to the world‘s best courses and teaching methods.

* Volunteer and Member of the Board of Centre PANT – NGO with a focus on Modern History and Politics.

Nelson Wootton is the co-founder and CEO of SaaScada. Nelson has held many senior technology and business roles over the last 20 years, including several CTO and CIO roles delivering global projects.

Nelson is a cloud evangelist, having worked on and in cloud (and nothing but cloud) since 2006. His extensive experience and huge passion for technology and its ability to transform business processes, coupled with a track record of delivery, has enabled transformational changes in numerous businesses over the years. He has led, scaled and exited two technology businesses. As a huge technology enthusiast, Nelson still gets excited by the possibilities!

Marcin Mosiołek, an Applied AI Expert and AI Solutions Architect at SII Poland has a robust 13-year background in commercial artificial intelligence. His professional journey encompasses roles such as AI Manager and Head of AI, contributing significantly to projects in autonomous driving, document analysis, and computer vision. Marcin excels in bridging the gap between theoretical AI concepts and practical applications, particularly in the realm of information retrieval and the development of innovative search-related products. Currently, his focus is on Retrieval Augmented Generation and developing effective embeddings for search. His expertise in these areas earned him the Microsoft AI MVP award in 2024. Marcin holds an M.Sc. degrees in Computer Science with a specialization in AI from the Wrocław University of Science and Technology.
Purposeful and independent business journalist and finance PhD.
Customer-driven and targeted-oriented manager with expertise in business transformation, product & process optimization, and digitalization in SME & Corporate Banking areas. For +10 years I’ve been responsible for transaction banking products and digital banking ecosystems. Certified Scrum@Scale Practitioner (CSASP). Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO). Agile Tribe Leader
Benjamin Berényi is the Co-founder and CEO of PastPay. He has a background in finance and management consulting and holds a Masters degree from Rotterdam School of Management. PastPay is the leading B2B BNPL provider in Central Eastern Europe. It enables B2B merchants to let their buyers pay with flexible payment terms while receiving revenues instantly. This boost in the buyers’ liquidity results in an average growth of 10-20% in merchants’ revenues. PastPay offers an omnichannel solution and takes over associated default risks, this way becoming a true partner in B2B trade.