Virtual Conference

Chris Skinner


Chris Skinner is known as one of the most influential people in technology, and known as an independent commentator on the financial markets and fintech through his blog, the His latest book (sixteenth!) is called Doing Digital, and shares the lessons of doing digital transformation learned through interviews with BBVA, China Merchants Bank, DBS, ING and JPMorgan Chase. ValueWeb describes the impact of Fintech and how mobile and blockchain technologies are changing the face of finance in building an internet of value. As a result of the emerging internet of value, banks have to become digitalised, and Digital Bank provides a comprehensive review and analysis of the battle for digital banking and strategies for companies to compete. Digital Human, released in March 2018, builds on these two themes but looks at the wider picture of digitalisation, and how this is a revolution as it allows everyone from the plains of Africa to the mountains of Tibet to be included.

He has recently been voted Game Changer of the Year and Financial Markets Advisor of the Year by Finance Monthly, CEO of the Year by CV Magazine, FinTech Speaker of the Year by TMT Global and has been an advisor to the White House, the World Bank and the World Economic Forum.

Andrea Kates

Managing Director

Andrea Kates (, co-founder of Futureproofing:Next a consultancy that works with corporate teams on “business innovation you can take to the bank.” Website:

Andrea is a global corporate transformation specialist, tech startup CEO and advisor. She has worked on more than 200 corporate initiatives designed to equip leaders to commercialize emerging trends and technologies. She’s currently involved in a range of projects focused on innovation strategy, the “Future of” Series (Mobility, AI, Retail, Work) and Business Model Redesign. Based in San Francisco and working with teams around the world, Andrea focuses on bringing new ideas to market, co-creating with customers to uncover new product directions, and facilitating sessions that align leadership on a future direction.

Dr Anino Emuwa


Founder, international public speaker and advocate for gender balanced business leadership. Dr Anino Emuwa, Managing Director of strategy and financial advisory firm Avandis Consulting in France has impacted thousands of leaders and women entrepreneurs worldwide through her leadership events and entrepreneurship programmes, and contributed to UN SDG5 Target 5.5 on ensuring equal participation of women in leadership. She also promotes Franco-Nigeria business relationships.

Anino is a highly sought after international public speaker on entrepreneurship, Fintech innovation, new technologies and diversity, and inclusion. She has spoken at conferences and prestigious institutions including Forbes, University of Cambridge, London School of Economics, France’s National Assembly, Facebook, ING Belgium, WebSummit’s MoneyX, Banking Space, and TechPark Davos.

A leadership coach, Anino works with high achieving women CEOs and founders. She is a strategy coach for Cartier Women’s Initiative, a Cherie Blair Foundation Mentor Alumni and a mentor for the University of Cambridge Judge Business School’s EntrepriseWOMEN programme. She is also a member of the 2020 judges commitee for the Jack Ma Foundation’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative – Africa Business Heroes Award

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