The Event Program

Julian Sawyer
Managing Director Europe

Ivar Wiersma
Head of Ecosystem

Julian Sawyer is the European Managing Director for Gemini, the New York Regulated Crypto Exchange and digital asset Custodian. Prior to joining Gemini to lead the European operation, Julian was a co-founder and former COO of Starling Bank for over four years with was responsibility for running customer services, AML & Fraud, Payment Operations, HR and Supplier Management. He also held P&L responsibility for the B2B business - Starling Banking Services. Prior to Starling he worked as a management consultant at Accenture and EY and set-up and ran his own financial services consultancy, Bluerock, for 13 years before selling it. Julian is also an Honorary Senior Visiting Fellow at CASS University in the Faculty of Management and a member of the Emerging Payments Association Advisory Board. He is also an Advisor at Volt Bank Limited, the leading Australian Challenger Bank. Ivar is an effective change leader, venture builder and banking professional with over 15 years of experience across different locations. With a background in capital markets sales, risk advisory and business development, he started ING’s Wholesale Banking innovation department, led the banks’ DLT and AI groups and co-founded ING Labs. Under his guidance and responsibility companies such as Cobase, Suburbia, Sopt, VAKT, Komgo, CoorpID and Katana Labs launched in the market and partnerships between the bank and Flowcast, Wiredscore, CFP and many others were developed. Ivar was initially a board member of R3 and recently joined the firm full-time to further develop its ecosystem of start-ups, partners, mentors and capital providers to drive and accelerate the adoption of Corda globally.

Which Money should we trust: CBDC - Crypto - Euro?

Tuesday Sep 29, 2020 03:45 - 04:45
Venue: Venue 2

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