The Financial Service Leaders’ Virtual Masterclass

An exclusive online discussion for executives in the Banking, Financial Services & Insurance industry

This Masterclass, brought to you by Axway, offered an intimate online forum for executives responsible for information technology and the cloud from prominent firms across the United Kingdom.

Our discussions are very much inclusive and involve all the wealth of experience from the senior peers.

From Open Banking to Open Everything

The open banking movement is already seen as the key to how financial institutions will operate in the future. This approach is designed to put the customer in the driver’s seat and level the playing field by providing them with more choices and making their lives easier through technology.

Data and APIs play a strategic role in the delivery of both open banking, open insurance, and open finance, enabling the access and interface to third-party providers. By defining interactions between multiple software intermediaries, Application Programming Interfaces (APIs) can also provide extension mechanisms for users to extend existing functionality in several operational areas.

  • How do financial services organisations take advantage of the expanding ecosystem by securely externalising their APIs?
  • How can the migration to an enriched data in ISO 20022 format improve customer experience?
  • How should financial institutions build an effective API strategy for the long term?

10:20 am:  Guests to check-in online
10:30 am:  Introduction by Ortus and a short address from Axway
10:35 am:  Panelist discussion on the topic: “From Open Banking to Open Everything”
11:05 am: Breakout Session – Participants will be split into small intimate groups to continue the discussion amongst peers.
11:30 am: Summary of Breakout Sessions
11:45 am: Session brought to a close

Chris Wood
Principal API Consultant, EDF

Chris is a freelance architect, developer and writer based in the UK with a keen interest in all things API, Open Everything, and FIDO2. Chris helped create the standards for Open Banking in the UK during his time at both HSBC and the OBIE. He also regularly contributes to the Nordic APIs blog and recently joined the W3C Web Payments Group as an Invited Expert.

He is currently working on a variety of open API-related projects, particularly at EDF as Principal API Consultant.


Chris Higham
Head of Open Banking, Virgin Money

Chris is skilled in payments strategy, open banking, fintech developments and implementation of large scale payments & digital change. He is responsible for Open Banking at the Virgin Money and CYBG group. He has led the PSD2 compliance programme, having a background on strategy, partnering and compliance.


Liad Bokovsky
Sr. Director of Solutions Engineering, Axway

Liad specialises in digital transformation and innovations. He holds a strong background in networking and cybersecurity, having worked with service providers, Content Delivery Network (CDN) companies and top security vendors.

Axway is an enterprise integration company that has been working in digitally transforming enterprises. They have pioneered in managing file transfer, B2B integration, API management, content services, and other mission-critical solutions continue to be a big difference-maker to our customers.

Aways is fueled by your customer’s experience which is why their team helps deliver brilliant digital experiences that improve the value of heritage infrastructure and empower you to interact with customers wherever and however they want to engage.

Thursday, 26th of November, 2020

10:30 AM (UK Time)

Attended by:

CIO of at Fleetcor
CTO at Attivo Group
CTO at Coventry Building Society
CIO and CTO at DivideBuy
COO of Global Retail & Private Banking Operations at HSBC
Head of Technology Audit at FIS
Head of Technology at Simply Asset Finance
Head of IT & Security at ME Groupholdings
Head of Engineering at Codat
Head of Quant Research at IHS Markit
Sr. Director of Data Science at Elevate
Director at Barclays Corporate Banking
Director of Technology at AccessPay
Director of Open Banking at HSBC
VP of Engineering at Divido
VP of Strategy & Operations Excellence at Mastercard
Manager of Project at Fondy

Hosted by:

Martie BautistaThe Financial Service Leader’s Masterclass