Citi's 11th Annual Digital Money Symposium
Key Information
Event Date & TimeThursday June 20 2024
Event LocationVirtual live stream from London
Citi's 11th Annual Digital Money Symposium took place in London on 20th June 2024.

Now in its 11th year, Citi's Digital Money Symposium is a live streamed event that focusses on the future of finance. It is your chance to be inspired by a select group of thought leaders from across the financial services ecosystem.

Guest speakers shared insights and discussed the latest trends that are shaping the future of finance and money.

Please see full agenda below. 

Register to  watch the replays or view below to see some of the side interviews. 

To see past event agenda and content please click here


Citi’s CEO, Jane Fraser virtually opens Citi’s 11th Annual Digital Money Symposium.

  • Tiina Lee, CEO, Citi UK
  • Host: Ronit Ghose, Global Head, Future of Finance, Citi
  • Dr Francesca Carlesi, CEO, Revolut UK
  • Host: Sophia Bantanidis, Future of Finance, Citi
  • Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli, The Rt Hon the Lord Mayor of the City of the London, City of London Corporation 
  • Dr Ruth Wandhöfer, Partner,  Leximar
  • Host: Sophia Bantanidis, Future of Finance, Citi

Altin Hoxha, Head of Digital Assets Platform Engineering, Citi Innovation Labs,  Citi

  • Deborah Querub, Global Head of Digital Assets, Wealth, Citi
  • Richard Skeet, Managing Partner & Head of Research, Hivemind
  • Russell Barlow, Global Head of Multi Asset and Alternative Investment Solution, abrdn
  • Host: Ioana Niculcea, Head of Strategy & Partnerships for Digital Assets, Citi

Explore the need for institutional infrastructure in the digital asset space, and how organizations can leverage blockchains to generate insights / signals unique to the asset class. What is the opportunity for institutional grade offerings and will tokenized treasuries / ETFs spur more institutions to enter the space?

  • Dawid Janas, Head of Global Clearing & FI Payments, Citi
  • Erin McCune, Expert Partner, Bain & Company
  • Nick Kerigan, Head of Innovation, Swift
  • Host: Alla Gancz, Partner, UK Payments Consulting Leader, Ernst & Young

The world of cross-border payments is estimated to be a $250 trillion opportunity over the next five years. Examine how improvements in the fiat stack and digital money 2.0 are set to improve speed, transparency, and cost.

  • Alexis Augier, Founder & CEO, Vega Investments
  • Giuseppe Sette, President & Co-Founder, Toggle
  • Hannes Hofmann, Global Head of Family Office Group, Citi
  • Host: Jelena Zec, Citi Ventures, Citi

 Digital operating models, new asset classes and data-driven insights are changing the wealth management industry. Understand what it takes to unlock the future of wealth and how FinTechs are reshaping finance.

  • Janine Hirt, CEO, Innovate Finance
  • Jorge Rubio, Global Head Social Finance, Citi
  • Ligia Stefanescu, Head of Treasury Collections, Thunes
  • Host: Gwera Kiwana, VP of Partnerships: Blockchain Payments, Onafriq

Explore the transformative power of Fintech for fostering financial inclusion and driving positive societal impact across emerging and frontier markets. Join us as we discuss how FinTechs are breaking down barriers and empowering underserved communities. 

  • Matt Blumenfeld, Digital Assets Strategy Lead, PwC
  • Chris Cox, Head of Trade and Working Capital Solutions, Services, Citi
  • Nick Krakoff, Crypto Product & Business, Stripe
  • Sharyn Tan, Global Head of Cash Management, PayPal
  • Host: David Cunningham, Head of Strategy & Partnerships for Digital Assets, Citi

How can blockchain streamline invoice financing, supply chain finance, trade settlement?Understand the billion-dollar opportunity in tokenization of financial and real-world assets with a look at potential impediments and what is needed to drive greater adoption.

  • Altin Hoxha, Head of Digital Assets Platform Engineering, Citi Innovation Labs, Citi
  • Biswarup Chatterjee, Head of Partnerships & Innovation, Citi
  • Charlotte Crosswell OBE, Chair, Centre for Finance, Innovation and Technology (CFIT)
  • Pavle Avramovic, Emerging Technologies & Research, FCA
  • Host: Jeff Tijssen, Expert Partner and Global Head of FinTech, Bain & Company

Explore how emerging technologies like AI, blockchain, digital assets and metaverse are revolutionizing the financial services sector. What are the new risk vectors we are exposed to in the new digital landscape? How can we better safeguard ourselves?

  • Alexandra Mousavizadeh, CEO, Evident
  • Bin Ren, Founder & CEO, SigTech
  • Erkin Adylov, Founder & CEO, Behavox
  • Jason Engelbrecht, Head of Citi Labs London, Citi
  • Host: Emily Turner, Head of Business Development, Citi

How is AI supercharging new opportunities in finance from optimizing investment strategies, to predictions market trends, AI-enabled customer servicing, and risk management? We delve into the nuts and bolts of AI integration from data acquisition, model training, deployment, and optimization. Join us on how we can bridge the gap between AI's promise and practicality. 

  • David Birch, Principal, 15Mb Ltd
  • Dr Leda Glyptis, Director, LAG20 Consulting
  • Kirsty Rutter, Fintech Investment Director, Lloyds
  • Host: Ronit Ghose, Global Head, Future of Finance, Citi

Explore the future of banking in an AI powered bank client relationship. How will banks compete when AI bots won’t be driven by trust or loyalty? Do benefits of AI outweigh the immediate cost of deploying AI tools? Will banks have to reengineer products / service?


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