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Posted by Cybertonica on 16/08/2018

Challenger banks are challenged. Crypto is cryptic. And incumbents live on the trust in their brands.

But what is trust in a world where every day brings another million credit cards and identities stolen by hackers and organised crime? What is fraud prevention when the fraud is committed by organised groups with highly skilled technicians unpacking your defences and authentication methods day by day layer by layer? What is KYC when your criminal elements have access to literally thousands of identities and card numbers for just a few dollars on the dark web?

Even mighty names of the new banking industry and FinTech have been brought into the headlines, themselves overrun by money laundering operations they only catch by hard-scrabble analysis of their data.

It is safe to say that this is a billion dollar question and Cybertonica has brought together the leaders in the future of neo-banking, Crypto trading and operations and the big players who have to go to the front every day to track and beat those who are abusing the FinTech space.

What are the #NewRulesIntoTools to make crypto, neo-banking and even in the major incumbents whose trust has eroded as they face similar threats and fail to anticipate? The revolution is coming, but the revolution has to happen in the tools before you build the rocket.

Come and understand how trust and the new world of FinTech will come together to offer services and experiences that will take our management of payment and funds out of the age of rules and into the world of tools.

Why you should be there?

Whether you are a C-level financial services executive, a senior manager (IT, marketing, finance, CRO etc.) with responsibility for risk management and cybersecurity, an investor, a neo-bank, a blockchain or crypto company, tech start-up, an influencer and/or a policy maker, this event aims to understand the biggest challenges neo-banks and cryptocurrency companies are facing, how they can navigate in an ecosystem that requires a more technology-driven management of risk.

When and Where?

Join us at Level39, the world’s most connected community for FinTech and cybersecurity supporting fast-growth businesses. In a dynamic exchange, we’ll learn from amazing speakers composed of technology, industry and start-up experts. Afterwards, enjoy complimentary drinks and networking with financial services and cyber business professionals!

We expect this event to sell out, so book your tickets today!

Date: Wednesday, 3rd October 2018

Time: 18:00 – 21:00

Location: Sandbox 1, Level39, One Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London E14 5AB


18:00 Registration & Welcome Drinks

18:30 Keynote Address

18:40 Panel Discussion

Making the world safe for neo-banks and cryptocurrency companies

  • Panel Speakers:

Moderator: Joshua Bower-Saul, CEO and Co-Founder, Cybertonica


  • Dr. Andrei Kirilenko, Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology and Professor of Finance, Imperial College Business School
  • David Divitt, Vice President Product Management, Vocalink Analytics – a Mastercard Company
  • James Skelton, Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Monese
  • Nigel Verdon, CEO and Co-Founder, Railsbank
  • Chris du Toit, Fraud Manager, Luno

19:20 Q&A Session

19:30 Startup Pitches

  • Cybertonica – A thriving Artificial Intelligence technology partner committed to grow e/m-commerce businesses and build their customers’ trust
  • Konsentus – Provides consent & preference management services to financial institutions so that they can comply with PSD2 and open banking
  • Westgate Cyber Security – Attackers are constantly aiming cyber-weapons at your organisation’s digital footprint, use Enclave to safely connect your private systems, critical infrastructure and supply chain together – without creating a footprint

19:50 Closing Remarks and Networking Drinks

20:50 Vacate the Premises


Please email for any questions you have about the event.

#NeoCryptoTrust #NewRulesIntoTools #fintech #payments #neobanks #cryptocurrency #bitcoin #banking #security #cybersecurity


Speaker Biographies (in agenda order)

Joshua Bower-Saul, CEO and Co-founder, Cybertonica

Joshua Bower-Saul is CEO and founder of Cybertonica, a London based FinTech company that uses Artificial Intelligence in combination with excellent analytical, big data and statistical models to reduce basket drop-off and increase conversion for all channels of ePayments and transaction platforms. He has over 20 years’ experience in business management and sales. Joshua is the co-founder of 4 businesses in online funding, media and FinTech. He is a graduate of Harvard (MA) and INSEAD (MBA).

Dr. Andrei Kirilenko, Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology and Professor of Finance, Imperial College Business School

Dr. Andrei Kirilenko is the Director of the Centre for Global Finance and Technology, a visiting Professor of Finance at the Imperial College Business School, and a Research Fellow in the Financial Economics Programme of the Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR). Prior to joining Imperial in August 2015, he was a Professor of the Practice of Finance at MIT Sloan and Co-Director of the MIT Center for Finance and Policy. Prior to MIT, Professor Kirilenko served as Chief Economist of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) between December 2010 and December 2012. In 2010, Kirilenko was the recipient of the CFTC Chairman’s Award for Excellence (highest honour). Professor Kirilenko’s scholarly work focuses on the intersection of finance, technology and regulation. His scholarly work has appeared in a number of peer refereed journals and received multiple best-paper awards. Kirilenko received his PhD in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, where he specialised in Finance.

David Divitt, Vice President Product Management, Vocalink Analytics – a Mastercard Company

David is Vice President of Product Management for the Financial Crime and Assurance solutions within Vocalink Analytics. During his time at Vocalink, he has spoken at events globally and helped to bring to market a number of industry first Fraud and Anti Money Laundering solutions, including the multi-award winning Corporate Fraud Insights solution. He brings more than 15 years of payments and financial crime experience to the team. Prior to joining Vocalink, David was responsible for managing and completely overhauling an existing fraud product at a global payments software company. Before moving to the UK, over 10 years ago, he worked for the Canadian national Debit Card scheme as a fraud analyst and countermeasure specialist, working with the membership at a national level to design and implement fraud avoidance measures. David has played violin since the age of three and still plays in the Camden Symphony Orchestra regularly.

James Skelton, Money Laundering Reporting Officer, Monese

James Skelton is the MLRO at Monese, a leading UK-based Challenger Bank specialising in offering current accounts and super-fast KYC. He is currently focused on developing revolutionary in-house counter-fraud and Anti-Money Laundering machine learning/artificial intelligence models. James was the first UK employee at Monese and is responsible for building Monese’s Compliance and AML programs from the bottom up. James shares the belief of the FCA that firms must become hostile environments for financial crime and that ML/AI and banks working together is the key to achieving this.

Nigel Verdon, CEO and Co-Founder, Railsbank

Nigel Verdon is a well-known FinTech entrepreneur and founded three FinTech firms Evolution, Currency Cloud and more recently Railsbank. He sits on the board of FX Options Hedge fund LCJ and previously was a partner at FinTech VC fund Orange Growth Capital, worked at Swiss Bank Corp (now UBS) and a director at Dresden Kleinwort Investment Bank – both banks recognised for their innovation in technology.

Chris du Toit, Fraud Manager, Luno

Chris has an undergraduate degree in Political Science from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa. Following his postgraduate studies, he conducted forensic investigations at various private companies and government institutions. Since joining Luno, he has been actively involved in building the compliance and fraud teams. He is passionate about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies and excited about the positive impact that it can have in society. Luno is focused on regulation and currently self-regulate, applying stringent KYC and AML processes. Given Luno was founded by working with bank compliance teams and regulators implementing the world’s first crypto system for a major bank, compliance and security is not just something Luno says, but it is deeply ingrained in its culture.

Alan Nagle, Chief Commercial Officer, Cybertonica 

Alan is Chief Commercial Officer at Cybertonica and responsible for commercial contracting globally. He has an in-depth knowledge of fraud, payments, technical integrations, commercial agreements, partnerships, budgeting and sales management. Alan has 15 years’ experience in fraud prevention and risk management with a strong track record for implementation of the best fraud detection techniques. He has previously worked for Karhoo, Riot Games, Wonga, Google and PayPal as Fraud and Risk Manager. He achieved a first-class honours in Business and Credit Risk Management at the Dublin Institute of Technology.

Brendan Jones, Chief Commercial Officer and Co-Founder, Konsentus

Brendan is a 30+ years cards and payments industry veteran. In 2018, he set-up Konsentus with two co-founders. Konsentus facilitate real-time regulatory checking of TPPs, confirming their authorisation or registration status, assisting FIs to reduce the financial losses from fraudulent third parties in delivering PSD2 open banking. Brendan started his career at Thales e-Security where he ended up as Director of Business Development and Product Management. He then moved via the Datacard Corporation to MBNA, which became part of Bank of America, as part of the exec team as Senior Vice President of Product Development. Prior to setting up his own consultancy business, Evolution Payments Consulting, he was Sales and Marketing Director at Giesecke & Devrient. During his time consulting, Brendan carried out projects for banks and schemes, focusing on PSD2, its implications and business opportunities, where the idea for Konsentus originated.

Marc Barry, CTO, Westgate Cyber Security

Marc is the CTO of Westgate Cyber Security, a British start-up focused on developing industry leading network and security products, with an emphasis on usability. He is a Master’s graduate in Information Security who builds, researches and secures computer networks. Marc has worked extensively with internet-based technologies, encryption and digital assurance, spending several years prior to Westgate leading the security and infrastructure team of a UK based agency, delivering technical solutions to Government and enterprise.