Rise Presents: FinTech infrastructure - Embedded finance

Rise New York - The Home of FinTech
Rise New York - The Home of FinTech
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Embedded Finance is exciting for brands, FinTechs and traditional financial services. Brands can offer additional financial products to fix and extend consumer experiences. FinTechs can develop creative solutions for these and also provide new technology, in the form of Banking as a Service (BaaS), which underlies and supports Embedded Finance. And the financial services industry, including incumbent banks, can flex to new propositions in innovative ways.

In this session we will hear from our guest speakers to discuss all things 'Embedded Finance'

Diving into topics of:

- Latest trends & technologies that are driving Embedded Finance

- How non-financial organizations are embedding financial services in their offerings?

- How is Embedded Finance driving Financial Inclusion?

Download our latest Rise FinTech Insights report on Embedded Finance: https://rise.barclays/news/reports/embedded-finance/

Moderated by:

Alexandra Gheorghe, FinTech Platform Manager at Barclays

Alexandra engages with early stage and growth stage start-ups at Rise New York to leverage emerging technologies and support Barclays’ global innovation strategy. Alex is the editor-in-chief of the Rise FinTech Insights report and is the lead for global innovation thought leadership. She previously worked in Barclays Finance organization and is an active member in the diversity and inclusion space, having mentored and hosted panels supporting diversity in FinTech.


Louisa Murray, COO UK & Europe of Railsbank

Louisa Murray is an experienced financial markets professional and cryptocurrency specialist who has enjoyed a varied career, having worked as a high-profile derivatives trader and director at Barclays as well as heading up a number of entrepreneurial start-ups in a range of sectors.Louisa joined Railsbank as one of its first employees in 2017, and built the sales function from scratch, growing the sales and customer success teams. Acting as VP, Head of Sales, she developed the large customer base on which Railsbank has built its success. Louisa was recently promoted to COO Europe and in this role, Louisa combines her keen eye for making a profit with the ability to nurture and bring the best out of her team as Railsbank enjoys rapid international growth.Prior to joining Railsbank, Louisa led fintech-focused start-ups Payrnet, an e-money platform, and Opus One Associates, a recruitment and search consultancy for the sector. A financial services pioneer, in 1994 Louisa joined Barclays as one of the bank’s first female traders.

Derek Stewart , CEO & Founder of Paysme

Derek is the CEO, founder and largest investor in Paysme. From[masked], he was the Co-founder and CEO of BNY Mellon Alternative Investments which he grew from a start up to managing $2bn of client assets globally, generating revenues of $20m with a team of 6 people. Derek has been in the financial services sector for 36 years with a successful track record investing personally and professionally in a range of funds and businesses.

Dhruva Rajan, CEO at GeoSpoc

Dhruva is a Geo-Evangelist and CEO at GeoSpoc. He has several years’ experience in Geospatial Technologies and experience of working in diverse markets. Dhruva is a visionary, innovative and transformational leader with keen ability to help position companies for innovation and profitable growth. He does this through a deeper understanding of business insights by leveraging Geospatial Technologies. He has demonstrated a strong track record of success across several industry verticals spanning Technology, Retail, Banking & Insurance, Utilities, Image processing using Satellites and Drones. He has extensive expertise in developing and leading international and domestic projects and strategic alliances. He is an expert in creating and leading an innovation-driven culture and new product development.