Open Banking Forum 2022: Meet the Speakers

By Annie Tuckwell on Wednesday 1 June 2022

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A preview of the AltFi Open Banking Forum 2022 line-up

Open Banking Forum 2022: Meet the Speakers
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With this year’s Open Banking Forum on the horizon, we’re gearing up to hear our speakers discuss fundamental changes taking place across the open banking sector. To get you as excited as we are to hear their invaluable insights, here’s a taster of our stellar line-up:

Jim Wadsworth

Senior Vice President of Open Banking at Mastercard

Jim Wadsworth is a highly respected senior executive with more than 20 years’ experience in the payments industry. He leads Mastercard’s work on Open Banking, and is primarily focused on driving European Open Banking business. He has previously run businesses for market leaders including NatWest, Barclaycard, and J.P. Morgan, and has led start-ups such as Simpay.

Panel: Open Finance and the Future Entity


Samantha Fogerty

Managing Director at Payl8er

Samantha Fogerty has been Managing Director of Payl8r since 2015. Within six years, she has turned the buy now pay later firm into a multi-million-pound lending platform. In 2021, Samantha helped secure Payl8r’s first institutional funding line, which is expected to fuel their growth to become a £1bn business by 2026.

Panel: Can Open Banking Save BNPL?


Conor Tiernan

UK Lead at Klarna Kosma

Conor Tiernan is a qualified financial advisor, and has played a huge role in growing the payments landscape. He serves on the Board of Directors at SOFORT UK and is a member of The London Institute of Banking and Finance. Conor works to ensure that Klarna Kosma is becoming the valued partner for TPP, to break out of the UK market and expand globally. 

Panel: Open Finance and the Future Entity


Martin Parzonka

Head of Product at PensionBee

In his role as Head of Product, Martin Parzonka ensures that PensionBee is building the best online pension product in the UK. He is a self-described “detail nerd” who constantly listens to customer feedback in order to enable users to save for a happy retirement. Prior to joining PensionBee, Martin worked in marketing and portfolio management at QBE Insurance, a leading Australian insurance company.

Panel: Triggering a Payments Revolution


AltFi’s Open Banking Forum 2022 is a free virtual event taking place on 16 June 13:00-17:00 UK time. Click here to register now!

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