PSD 2 – The implementation, Fintech and Blockchain
- To focus on PSD.2 implementation challenges related to the
business model choices.
- To outline the Fintechs’ approach to the market, their
competitive advantage and their positioning.
- To put the Blockchain feautures and developments in the
context of payment and other financial services.
- To outline the options opened at implementation level by the
different technical solutions
- To focus on critical issues at technical, IT and operational levels
and on cross-functional dependencies.
- To give an overview of the Fintech industry and how is the
Fintechs approach to payment services.
- To update on Blockchain operational and regulatory
developments in a perspective of financial and payment
- To put all the technical solutions available in a future
perspective, so to allow to bridge the gap between the present
legacy systems and more flexible solutions based on distributed
The issues will be addressed to provide a working knowledge and
contributions to business, legal, operations, compliance, payments
and IT officers of Regulators, Credit Institutions, Payment Institutions
and Payment Service Providers that will attend the seminar; each
subject will be addressed by providing detailed information that will
then be debated according to the interests raised in the Q&A sessions
after each matter.
Ugo Bechis is an independent e-Payments & SEPA Adviser to
financial Institutions and to digital startups and projects in the
financial industry. He has a forty years banking experience in the
areas of distribution, securities trading and payments services as
Head of Multichannel Distribution, Home Banking, Trading On-line,
Corporate and Retail Payments, Cards, Consumer Credit, Bank
Assurance, Corporate and Trade Finance; he started as an Auditor in
general Audit and Acquisitions assessment. He held management
positions in commercial, organizational and strategy roles in
international and Italian banks. He held Board of Directors duties as
Chairman of the Board of the European Alliance of Payment
Schemes (EAPS), as Chairman of ABI Clearing & Settlement
Committee and as a Board Member of IWBank S.p.a., SIA S.p.A,
Cartasi S.p.A, Key Client Cards and Solutions S.p.A, Consorzio
Bancomat (Debit Card Scheme). During 15 years in European
Payment Bodies (EPC, other) chairing regulatory and payments
committees he matured a knowledge of payment and banking
international & national practices across Europe and elsewhere, as
well as a knowledge of institutional, policy, antitrust matters, dealing
with the European Commission, the European Central Bank and
other Regulatory Institutions.
Ugo holds a Doctorate in Economics, Monetary Policy and European
Union Affairs from Turin University, and an MBA in Finance and
Organisational Behaviour from UCLA Graduate School of
Management (University of California Los Angeles).