Balázs BarnaTransferWise, Engineering Lead of European Markets

Balazs graduated from the Corvinus University of Budapest in Business Information Systems (BSc),

and Computer Engineering (MSc) from Pannon University. He started his career as a software engineer at Morgan Stanley, and then joined MSCI to rebuild it's Corporate Events platform. Currently he is leading the European Markets team at TransferWise, working on the mission to make transfers instant and eventually free.

Lajos BarthaCEO,MNB

He has been the Director of the Financial Infrastructures Directorate in the Magyar Nemzeti Bank since November 2007. The division is responsible for regulation and supervision of payment services, oversight of clearing and settlement systems, and plays an active role in the development of the Hungarian payment and securities clearing and settlement infrastructures. He has been member of the ESCB Payments and Securities Settlement Committee and chairman of the Hungarian CSD’s (KELER Zrt) supervisory board. He has been working for Magyar Nemzeti Bank since 1998 and has held different positions in the financial infrastructures directorate. Before joining Magyar Nemzeti Bank, he worked for Arthur Andersen, the Hungarian State Holding Company, a commercial bank and in DG Payments Systems in the European Central Bank.

Péter BenedekCEO,Blockchain Competence Center Ltd.

Peter Benedek, economist, graduated from the College of Finance and Accounting. His career started in the banking sector, has been working with international payments and in treasury areas. Afterwards he has been employed by the hungarian subsidiary of IBM. At the begining he was responsible for customer relations, than he became the manager of the department. Later he played different regional leadership roles in the centers of IBM in Wien and Prague for several years. Finally from 2015 he was named as the CEO of IBM Hungary. Starting 2017 he took the role of CEO of the Blockchain Competence Center Ltd.
During his career he took part in projects involving strategy development, operational transformations and IT in large companies and in the government sector as well.

Bugár Csaba, a Diákhitel Központ Zrt. vezérigazgatója

Csaba BugárCEO, Diákhitel Központ Zrt.

Graduate of the University of Economics and the College of Financy and Accountancy, he has been a tax expert since 1991.
In 1987 he started working at the Hungarian Credit Bank, where in 1991 he became the deputy of head of the unit. After he worked as the investment director of Portfolio Bank and the deputy commercial CEO of Hitelgarancia LLC.
Beetwen 1995 and 1999 he was the director of ABN AMRO Bank, then he became advisor to the CEO of Hungarian Development Bank, while he also fulfilled his duties as the CEO of Hungarian Claims Management LLC.
From 2004 to 2005 he was the CEO of the BÁT Budapest Stock Exchange, after he became the executive director of Primatus Financial Services. He has been the CEO of the Student Loan Company.

Etienne GoosseEuropen Payment Council


Etienne Goosse has extensive professional experience across different sectors in the payments industry. He started his career with the Belgian central bank. He held executive positions at eurocheque International, Europay International and MasterCard Europe. In his previous assignments, Mr Goosse’s responsibilities included franchise management, legal and regulatory affairs, stakeholder management as well as finance and administration. He also has an extensive track record in managing governance as well as European and public affairs.

Dr. József Czímer
Jozsef started his career in the National Bank of Hungary working in international money market operations. Later he joined the regulations department where he had the opportunity to manage a considerable part of the country’s banking devolution reform by organizing the handing over of foreign currency operations by the National Bank to the new commercial banks.
Still as a regulator he started to deal with bank card operations. Later, as a deputy CEO of the new IBUSZ Bank he had the opportunity to manage the country’s then largest card acivity.  Having an innovator’s view he started to deal with e-money operations already in the 1990s by exploring possibilities. Later he became to be an expert of this subject lecturing in the Central Europen University on it and advising several companies including the Hungarian Post and SenseNet Ltd. The latter later became to be the issuer of the first and only Hungarian e-money, Barion. Applying his expertise Jozsef took part in the working out of the European E-money Directive as well.
In 2010 as the CEO of HFR, Budapest he started to work on a kiosk based payment system which was implemented in 2013 in the country. Having successfully finished the project he moved to London to manage Intersoft London Office working together with VocaLink on different projects including the marketing of the Immediate Payments System and mobile payment systems based on the instant payment solution.
For the time being he is the manager of the Capsys Informatics London Office and responsible for instant payments services professionaly and also for the VocaLink and ACI Worldwide partner relationships.

Sándor Kovács
Caretaker expert

My name is Sándor Kovács. More than ten years ago I graduated as a molecular biologist. However, I have realized, that I am much more interested in innovation, analytics and strategy formulation, so I started my business and economics studies in 2014. In 2018 I have finished both of my BSc and MSc in business administration and health policy planning and financing. From 2016 I am working at the University Of Pécs (UP) as a manager consultant, at the Directorate of Healthcare Administration and Management. Currently, with dr. Antal Zemplényi, we have established a new organization within the UP, the Health Technology Assessment Center. To provide decision support for high level management and to explore the possible exploitation of the medical data asset managed by UP we are applying “big data” approaches to infer real world evidences for healthcare industry.

Dr. Mónika Kuti
Assistant Professor, University of Pécs, Faculty of Business and Economics

Kuti Mónika 1993-ban végzett a Janus Pannónius Tudomány Egyetem Bölcsészettudományi Karának történelem-angol szakán. 1993-1996 között az Állami Vagyonügynökség Baranya Megyei Ügyfélszolgálatát vezette, ezzel párhuzamosan a 1994-től az Országos Műszaki Fejlesztési Bizottság Baranya Megyei Információs Irodáját is. 1996-ban a pécsi Közgazdaságtudományi Karon MBA diplomát szerzett. 1996-1997 között kontrolling asszisztens a TITÁN Kereskedelmi Rt-nél, majd menedzser-asszisztens a Pécsi Vízmű Rt-ben, ezután 1998-2000 között ügyfélkapcsolati menedzser a Budapest Bank Rt-nél. Közben 1999-től 2000-ig vállalatfinanszírozást is oktatott a Közgazdaságtudományi Kar angol programjában. 2000-2003 között az Egyesült Államokban, Birminghamben pénzügyi tanácsadók mellett dolgozott. Hazatérve 2004-től külső oktatóként ismét csatlakozott a PTE KTK angol programjához, ahol továbbra is több, vállalatfinanszírozással kapcsolatos tantárgy oktatója. 2004-2007 között a PTE Bölcsészettudományi Karán privát pénzügyeket is tanított először a Képzési Iroda, majd a Központi Szolgáltató Iroda kötelékében. 2005-2006 között a Felnőttképzési és Emberi Erőforrás Fejlesztési Karon személyes vagyonmenedzsmentet is oktatott. A Ph.D. disszertációját 2006-ban védte meg a PTE KTK-n, 2007-től egyetemi adjunktus.

Dr. Zoltán Schepp
Dean, University of Pécs, Faculty of Business and Economics

Schepp Zoltán 1991-ben szerzett közgazdász és német nyelvi ágazati szakfordítói diplomát a JPTE Közgazdaságtudományi Karán. 2004-ben védte meg Ph.D.-disszertációját a PTE Közgazdaságtudományi Karán, majd 2011-ben ugyanitt habilitált. 2005-től egyetemi docensi beosztásban dolgozik. Érdeklődési területe a rugalmas devizaárfolyamok elmélete és a nemzetközi pénzügyi kapcsolatok. E területekhez kapcsolódó tantárgyakat oktat a Kar alap- és mesterképzési programjain, valamint magyar és angol nyelvű doktori képzésen.  2011-től kutatási és innovációs dékánhelyettes, ezt megelőzően 2007 és 2011 között a Kar mesterképzési programjainak igazgatója, még korábban a Kar és a Hageni Egyetem közötti kettős diploma program vezetője volt. Jelenleg a „Rastanews" c.  FP7-es kutatás pécsi kutatócsoportját vezeti (2013-2016), valamint a TÁMOP-4.2.2.C-11/1/KONV-2012-0005, „Jól-lét az információs társadalomban" c. kutatás II/3. „Mikro-szemléletű gazdaságmodellezés" munkacsoportját (2013-2014). Nős, két gyermek édesapja.

Zoltán Nándor Sík
Vice-chairman of the National Council for Telecommunications and Information Technology

Electric engineer with a legal diploma, MBA, political expert with CFA and broker exams. Graduated from the Budapest University of Technology in 1986, he started working at Számszöv Computing CO, where he became the member of the directory board in 1987. From 1995 to 1998 he worked as the director and the deputy CEO of Integra LLC. Beetwen 1998 and 1999 he was the business development director of Synergon IT LLC, then from 1999 to 2000 he was the IT director of the National Infocommunications Authority (the predecessor of the current National Media and Infocommunications Authority). Beetwen 2000 and 2002 he acted as Government Commissioner of IT, while also working as a member and an advisor to the National Council For Telecommunications and IT.

From 2011 he is the presidential advisor to the Governmental lnformation Technology Development Agency, and from november 21st of 2015 he is the vice president of the National Council For Telecommunications and IT. He is the author of multiple books and scientific articles.

András Szentgyörgyi
Director of Business Development, Capsys

András joined Capsys in 2003 with focus on business development. After graduating from Budapest University of Economics (recently renamed Corvinus) in 1996 he worked for Citibank in both Venezuela and Hungary, later he joined Bank One, then worked at the Bank of New York and ING Barings in New York City. During most of career András worked in various positions in investment services with special focus on client relations (institutional investors - buy side). Currently he is sales director with special emphasis on international expansion of Capsys sales and services.

János Pereczes
Managing Director - MKB Fintechlab

János is the managing director of MKB Fintechlab, a leading Budapest-based innovation lab and start-up incubator of MKB Bank. He leads the creation and execution of Fintechlab’s strategy and is looking to bring new business opportunities to the lab. Previously to Fintechlab, he was working as an executive assistant to the bank’s CEO, worked with early-stage start-ups in venture capital and also set up the region’s first FinTech meetup series together with other co-founders. He is excited about the opportunity that lies in the digital transformation of financial services.

Remco Veenenberg
W.UP: Digital Banking, Int. Sales Evangelist

Remco is passionate about digital disruption & worked in startups focusing on emerging technologies for 5 years, most recently established more than 40+ applied Artificial Intelligence communities worldwide as part of the core team of CITY.AI before evangelizing the use of data and machine learning for retail banking with W.UP.

Ambassador for Revolut, Founder of Budapest AI and previously co-founded 2 digital health startups.

Dr. István Tarrósy
University of Pécs, Department of Political Science and International Studies

Dr. Tarrósy is Habil. Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Africa Research Centre, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Pécs. He is Deputy Head of Department. Part-time Professor at the Institute of International Studies, Corvinus University of Budapest.
Since April 2015 he is again Director of the Centre for International Relations and in charge of the Internationalization Strategy of the University of Pécs. Executive Board Member of the Compostela Group of Universities.
Bolyai Research Fellow of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences (2018-21). Fulbright Visiting Scholar and Hungarian Eötvös Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for African Studies of the University of Florida, USA in 2013 and early 2014, Japan Foundation Intellectual Fellow at Ryukoku University, Kyoto, Japan at the end of 2010.
Since December 2017 he is Core Member of the Interdisciplinary Doctoral School, University of Pécs. Since Autumn 2017 he is the Hungarian Member of COST Action CA 15221: We ReLaTe. Advancing effective institutional models towards cohesive teaching, learning, research and writing development.
Between 2000 and 2018 he conducted many field research projects and visits in a number of African and Asian countries, including Tanzania, Kenya, Rwanda, Ethiopia, The Gambia, Egypt, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Botswana, Japan, the People’s Republic of China, Hong Kong, Thailand and the Republic of China (Taiwan).
He is Associate Editor of the Hungarian Journal of African Studies (Afrika Tanulmányok), book review editor of the Journal of African History, Politics and Society.
Since November 2015 he is Secretary of the Africa Sub-Committee of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Section IX.
He is owner and director of the independent think-tank IDResearch and research director of several European Integration Fund-supported projects including the UNAOC-BMW Awardee “Immigropoly – the migration game”. See: immigropoly.hu

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