WIRED Money Main Stage speakers

The WIRED Money Main Stage will bring together over 20 speakers – from sector newcomers and the established financial powerhouses – to explore the continued evolution of money, banking and finance. Further speakers will be announced in the lead-up to the event.

  • David Birch

David Birch

Global ambassador

Consult Hyperion
Consult Hyperion is a technical and strategic consultancy that specialises in electronic transactions.

  • John Coates

John Coates

Senior research fellow, neuroscience and finance

University of Cambridge
John Coates previously traded derivatives for Goldman Sachs and ran a trading desk for Deutsche Bank. He now researches the biology of risk taking and stress.

  • Keren Elazari

Keren Elazari

Industry analyst & security expert

Since 2000, Keren Elazari has worked with leading security vendors, government organisations and Fortune 500 companies on their cyber security strategies.

  • James B. Glattfelder

James B. Glattfelder

Complexity scientist

James B. Glattfelder aims to create a richer, data-driven understanding of the interactions that comprise our global economy.

  • Noreena Hertz

Noreena Hertz

Economist & author

Noreena Hertz advises global CEOs and political leaders on strategy, global trends, decision-making and corporate social responsibility.

  • Annette Heuser

Annette Heuser

Executive director

Bertelsmann Foundation
The Bertelsmann Foundation is a private foundation that aims to promote and strengthen trans-Atlantic cooperation. Annette Heuser established both its Washington and Brussels offices.

  • Nick Hungerford

Nick Hungerford

Director & CEO

Nutmeg is an online investment manager that allows customers to invest money into a portfolio of assets.

  • Peter Keenan

Peter Keenan


Zapp is a mobile payments platform with banks such as HSBC, First Direct, Nationwide, Santander and Metro Bank lined up to implement its service.

  • Shakil Khan

Shakil Khan

Investor & founder

Shakil Khan is an investor in BitPay, Spotify, SecondMarket, Top10, Duedil and YPlan. He is Head of Special Projects at Spotify and advisor to founder and CEO Daniel Ek.

  • Damian Kimmelman

Damian Kimmelman

Founder & CEO

Damian Kimmelman is the founder and CEO of DueDil, a London-based business discovery platform that has the largest source of free private company information in the UK and Ireland.

  • Brett King

Brett King

CEO and founder

Brett King is a three times bestselling author and founder of new banking system Moven – an app, debit card, and contactless payment sticker that combine to provide real time spending insights to motivate consumers to make better informed spending decisions.

  • Matthias Kröner

Matthias Kröner

Founder & CEO

Fidor Bank
Matthias Kröner has been CEO of Fidor Bank since 2006.

  • Mike Laven

Mike Laven


The Currency Cloud
Mike Laven joined The Currency Cloud in 2011, growing the firm from zero revenues to processing over $4 billion (£2.36 billion) of annual international payments.

  • Gareth Mackown

Gareth Mackown

Mobile Leader

Financial Services, IBM GBS Europe
Gareth Mackown consults with banks and insurers across Europe on their mobile and digital strategies, helping them embrace the possibilities that mobile and other trends bring to the financial services sector.

  • Alex Mittal

Alex Mittal

Co-founder and CEO

FundersClub is a venture capital platform that allows investors to become equity holders in FundersClub-managed ventures.

  • Philipp Moehring

Philipp Moehring

All things Europe

Philipp Moehring was startup platform AngelList's first European hire. Based in Berlin, he helps startups raise funding and investment capital and connect to the best investors.

  • Pat Phelan

Pat Phelan

Cofounder and CEO

Trustev is a real time online identity verification service for e-commerce, based in Cork.

  • Danae Ringelmann

Danae Ringelmann

Cofounder & chief development officer

Danae Ringelmann cofounded crowdfunding platform Indiegogo in 2008. Since then it's raised $40 million (£24 million) for a multitude of business and creative projects.

  • Lee Sankey

Lee Sankey

Design Director, Innovation and Customer Experience

At Barclays bank Lee Sankey is helping build and lead an interdisciplinary team responsible for creating new services.

  • Sebastian Siemiatkowski

Sebastian Siemiatkowski


Sebastian Siemiatkowski has over eight years of experience working in online and mobile payment services.


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