Arrival & Networking Reception with Drinks & Canapés
Rita Martins - HSBC
Rita seeks to transform financial services by combining her extensive industry knowledge with her curiosity for new technologies and passion for new propositions driven by fintech and start-ups.
Rita currently drives FinTech Partnerships at HSBC. As a fintech enthusiast, she is always eager to connect with fintech and startups to drive change in financial services, whether via internal POCs or offline mentoring support.
Prior to this role, Rita worked in Consulting (EY and Accenture) advising C-Suite on the applicability of RPA and AI tools in finance as well as driving large scale transformation projects.
Valeria Cortez Vaca Diez - Monzo
Understanding User Behaviour with Uplift Models
At Monzo, we continuously run A/B tests to provide the best user experience to our customers. We test out different designs to marketing campaigns that make a user more likely to interact with us. As part of this, we often ask ourselves: Who are the types of users that respond to our experiment? To answer this, we can build uplift models that allow us to estimate the causal effect of what we're treating. During this presentation, we'll go through the steps to build and validate this.
Valeria recently joined Monzo Bank as Senior Data Scientist. Previously, she worked on the development of Machine Learning solutions for different business areas of Lloyds Banking Group and their customers. During this time, she focused on building tools and processes to detect and mitigate bias in Machine Learning models. Before joining LBG, Valeria started her career in Cambridge researching on the economics of privacy at Microsoft Research and working for TAB, a Fintech startup. Valeria is a strong advocate of ethics and responsibility in AI as well as bringing more diversity into tech teams.
Myrna MacGregor - Ocado Technology
Moving Fast and Breaking ground: Where to Start with AI Ethics
We know technology moves fast, and sometimes gets it wrong. AI ethics is a new discipline seeking to tackle the risks, as well as the opportunities, of these new technologies. But where do you start if you're the first incumbent of a 'responsible AI' role? Myrna will talk through her experience building a responsible ML framework at the BBC, and scoping AI ethics at Ocado Technology.
Myrna is responsible for identifying how to use data and machine learning to keep Ocado at the cutting edge of eCommerce, product supply chain and robotics. Her work focuses on ensuring that the technology Ocado develops facilitates public trust and meets its sustainability goals.
Previously Myrna led responsible ML at the BBC, where she designed the first comprehensive standard for responsible ML in media, the BBC’s Machine Learning Engine Principles. Her work implementing these standards spanned BBC’s work on recommendation algorithms, data sharing, synthetic media and AI explainability.
Myrna is a former British diplomat. She has worked on international economic and climate negotiations, and served as Head of the Political team at the British Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo and Head of Middle East Peace Process Engagement at the British Embassy in Tel Aviv, Israel.
Kate Shcheglova-Goldfinch - National Bank of Ukraine
Kate is a professional journalist with 20+ years experience who is passionate about fintech, insurtech and decentralised finance. 12 years ago she founded the Future magazine (Ukrainian media covering fintech and digital economy - futuremagazine.io). In 2017 Kate joined the team of London-based edition The Fintech Times (thefintechtimes.com) as Associated Editor and during last 3 years was a regular participant, facilitator and speaker at global fintech events.
In November 2019 Thinkers360 she was listed in TOP50 Global Fintech Thought Leaders and in March 2020 in TOP100 Women B2B Global Fintech Thought Leaders to follow in 2020.
For the last 15 years she was busy dealing with the insurance market, organising insurtech conferences and since 2016 observing insurtech startups and trends.
In October 2019 she joined the Central bank of Ukraine as Senior PM for fintech strategy 2025 development and regulatory sandbox launch. She is passionate about finclusion and education. During her time in the Ukrainian Central bank she participated in launching the first mini-MBA programme on the Ukrainian market "Digital finance 4.0" focusing on open banking. She holds a MSc from London Metropolitan University (MSc in Strategic Marketing | Digital Communications).
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