2nd Athens Summit
May 25-26 2016

Following the extensive dialogue released by the 1st Athens Digital Payments Summit, the 2nd Athens Summit intends to address all issues related to digital payment services’ landscape.

The complete disruption of commerce-including form factors such as beacons, tokens, clouds and operating system POS solutions-, has led to the launching of a wide range of mobile payments and wallet initiatives by an even wider range of Banks, Retailers, Payment Networks, Mobile Network Operators, OEMs and Internet and Technology companies given new growth opportunities, as well as to a whole new set of trends for the Banking sector, including constantly connected consumers, open platforms in bank infrastructure, the role of mobile and social channels, regulatory reform and the emerging importance of the millennial generation.

As far as the Legal and Regulatory field is concerned, Regulators have to deal with numerous and considerable challenges in order to keep up with the aforementioned changing technologies, increasing costs for most stakeholders on the one hand but creating opportunities for innovators on the other. A brand new era also arises for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, as technology-led innovation is redefining every single aspect of payments and financial services, with large organizations re-evaluating their core strategies, product roadmaps and partnership structures, and start-ups entering the ecosystem with radically new models (supported by unprecedented levels of investment, political agendas and accelerator and similar programs). Another field of change comes along with the FinTech communities, creating the need to explore how existing payments and financial service providers can effectively work with FinTech communities to help catalyse the new product development process, solve infrastructure challenges and deliver new front-end applications and interfaces.



09:30 – 10:00 | Opening Welcome Remarks

Ioanna Samprakou, President, Organizing Committee
George Stasinos, President, Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE)
Vasilis Panagiotidis, Director, Hellenic Bank Association (HBA)
Yannis Sirros, Director General, Federation of Hellenic ICT Enterprises (SEPE)
Theofilos Mylonas, Vice President, Association of Information Technology Companies Of Northern Greece (SEPVE)

10:00 – 10:15 | Opening Welcome Addresses

Argyris Peroulakis, Representation of the European Commission in Greece
Alexis Galinos, Managing Director, Athens Development & Destination Management Agency

10:15 – 10:30 | Keynote Address

Tryfon Alexiadis, Deputy Minister of Finance

10:30 – 10:45 | Keynote Speech on cross – border Transactions

John Broxis, Managing Director, PRETA S.A.S. (MyBank)

10:45 – 11:45 Session #1 - Τhe New Payments Environment: Regulation, Implementation, Activation

Keynote: Thanasis Misdanitis, Special Advisor, Vice Presidency

Panel discussion: Vasilis Korkidis, President, Hellenic Confederation of Commerce & Entrepreneurship (ESEE)
George Stefanopoulos, General Manager, Greek Mobile Operators Association (ΕΕΚΤ)
Yannis Sirros, Director General, Federation of Hellenic ICT Enterprises (SEPE), Board Member DIGITALEUROPE, Vice Chairman Europe WITSA
Angelos Kouros, Advisor, General Secretariat of Public Revenue

Coordination: Yannis Rizopoulos, Journalist/Host, Tech Talks Central

Coffee Break

12:15 – 13:15 Session #2 - The Role of Banks In A New Social Payments Landscape

Keynote: E. K. Gatzonas, Director Government Financial Operations, Bank of Greece

Panel discussion: Costis Paikos, eBusiness Services Deputy Manager, Eurobank
Dr Yannis Larios, Business Development Director, Viva Wallet
Alkiviadis Trigkas, Head of Electronic Banking Sector, National Bank of Greece
Stefanos Korodimos, CIO, Attica Bank

Coordination: Nectarios Notis, Financial Commentator, ATHINA 984 FM

13:20 – 14:20 Session #3 - Banks vs Cyber Criminals

Keynote: George Patsis, CEO, Obrela Security Industries

Panel discussion:Dr. Michael Mavroforakis, Group CISO Director, National Bank of Greece
Christos Topakas, Head, Group IT Security & Control, Piraeus Bank
Fanis Drosos, Principal Threat Analyst, Encode
Spiros Karababas, Business Development, Teskalabs

Coordination: Nondas Syrrakos, CEO, one9six

Light Lunch

15:30 – 16:30 Session #4 - Cyber-Insurance, the next big thing?

Keynote: Nikos Georgopoulos, ΜΒΑ, cyRM, Cyber Risks Advisor - Cromar Insurance Brokers Coverholder at Lloyd's

Panel Discussion: Thomas Poufinas, Faculty Member Department of Economics, Democritus University of Thrace
Dimitris Zografopoulos, Privacy and Data Protection Expert, Lawyer (PhD), Legal Auditor at Hellenic Data Protection Authority
Epameinondas Stylopoulos, Attorney-at-Law, LL.M, ACIArb - Stylopoulos & Associates

Coordination: Dimitris Georgopoulos, Co Founder & Managing Partner at Rethink Business Lab

16:35 – 17:35 Session #5 – Use of Data and Encouragement of Customers Loyalty

Keynote: John Doxaras, CEO & Founder, Warply

Panel discussion: Pantelis Maraveas, Head of Card & Loan Business, Eurobank
Orestis Andrianis, Senior Industry Analyst - Export, Travel & Finance, Google
George Boretos, Co Founder & Director, Global Forecasting Solutions Ltd

Coordination: Theofilos Mylonas, Vice President, Association of Information Technology Companies Of Northern Greece (SEPVE)

18:00 – 19:00 Session #6 – E-invoicing landscape

Keynote: George Lekakos, Assoc. Professor, Scientific Coordinator Intelligent Media Lab, ELTRUN

Panel Discussion: Nikos Sahinis, Commercial Director, Retail-Link
Gregory Giannoukos, General Manager, RBS
Angelos Anagnostou, Cloud Services Director, SoftOne
Panayiotis Mavridis, e-Services Department Manager, General Secretariat of Public Revenue
William Drakos, Managing Director, Impact

Coordinator: George Nathanail, Senior Advisor, Infrastructures and Business Enviroment, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV)


10:00 – 10:15 | Opening Welcome Remarks

Ilaha Rzayeva, Europe Coordination, BDT - International Telecommunication Union (ITU)
Yannis Kotsis-Giannarakis, General Manager, Hellenic Association of Mobile Application Companies (HAMAC)
Professor Georgios Doukidis, Director, ELTRUN
Dimitris Drakoulis, President, Hellenic Association of Computer Engineers (HACE)
Dimitris Theofanous, President, Greek eCommerce Association (GRECA)

10:15 – 10:30 | Opening Welcome Addresses

Petros Triarchis, General Secretary of Information Systems
Antonis Papaderakis, General Secretary of Commerce & Consumer Protection

10:40 – 11:55 Special Workshop – Roadmap for the Implementation & Facilitation of the Electronic Payments

Keynote: Aristomenis Kotsakis, Head of the e-Payments Implementation Management Committee, General Secretariat for Public Revenue

Presentation: Panagiotis Ntounias, Advisor to The Deputy Minister of Finance
Giorgos Laskaridis, Supervisor, Department for Project Management and Coordination, General Secretariat for Public Revenue
Sofia Papayianni, Procedures Directory, General Secretariat for Public Revenue

Commentary: Yannis Kotsis-Giannarakis, Genneral Manager, Hellenic Association of Mobile Applications Companies (HAMAC)

Coordinator: George Nathanail, Senior Advisor, Infrastructures and Business Environment, Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV)

12:35 - 13:35 Session #1 – Consumer Trust & Experience

Keynote: Nicolas Nicola, Sales Director Central & South Eastern Europe, Gemalto

Panel Discussion: Dr. Christiana N. Markou, Lecturer in Law at European University Cyprus
Sotiris Alexopoulos, Head of Operations, Warply
George Daglas, COO, Obrela Security Industries
Georgia Lefa, Head of Digital, Vodafone

Coordinator: Athina Kontogianni, Hellenic Consumer’s Deputy Ombudsman, Director of European Consumer Center of Greece

13:40 - 14:55 Session #2 – Incorporating Digital Payments In Living & Moving

Keynote: Panos Tsakos, CMO, VIVA Wallet

Showcase: George Voutiras, Chief Information Officer, METRO S.A.

Panel Discussion: Yiannis Papadonikolakis, Commercial Director, Tripsta S.A.
Evangelos Kapareliotis, Retail Division IT Manager, Protergia
Penelope Rizou, CFO, e-Travel SA
Espen Tranoy, Managing Director, First Data
Spiros Armeniakos, Senior Manager, Acquiring Products & Payments, Piraeus Bank

Coordinator: Betty Tsakarestou, Assistant Professor, Head of Advertising and PR Lab, Panteion University

Light Lunch

16:00 - 17:00 Session #3 – Blockchain & Crypto-currency

Keynote: John Velissarios, Senior Principal, Accenture / Capital Markets & Security Blockchain Lead

Panel Discussion: Professor George Giaglis, Athens University of Economics and Business (AUEB)
John Jegutanis, Co-founder & CTO, Coinomi
Sokrates Ploussas, CEO, Parnasse S.A.
Alex Drimiotis, R&D and European Projects Director, SingularLogic, Secretary General HAMAC

Coordination: John Dionatos, Editor in Chief, Emea.gr

17:05 – 18:05 Session #4 – Ιncorporating Digital Payments Ιn Public Sector

Keynote: George Pitsilis, General Secretary of Public Revenue

Panel Discussion: Ioannis Margaris, Vice-Chairman, BoD HEDNO S.A. – Hellenic Electricity Distribution Network Operator S.A.
Constantinos Frydakis, Director, Cards Acquiring & Payments, Piraeus Bank
Maria Markou, Managing Director, Egritos Group Synergasia
Sofia Sehperides, Director, e-Government Directorate, General Secretariat for Public Revenue
Evanthia Chatzipanagiotou, Director, Payments Policy Directorate, General Secretariat for Public Revenue
Georgios Karamanolis, Co-Founder & CTO/CIO, Crowdpolicy
Coordinator: Constantinos Calogirou, Partner – Corporate Development Unit, Strategy & Finance Practice Leader, PLANET S.A

Coffee Break

19:00 – 20:30 Roundtable – Digital Payments: The Ultimate Checklist

George Pitsilis, General Secretary of Public Revenue
Thanasis Misdanitis, Special Advisor, Vice Presidency
Nelly Tzakou, General Manager, National Bank of Greece
Professor Georgios Doukidis, Director, ELTRUN
Haris Karonis, CEO, Viva Wallet
Eftichia Kaselaki, Executive General Manager, Retail Banking, Branch Network & Deposits, Piraeus Bank (TBC)
Grigorios C. Politis, Manager Cards and Consumer Banking Products Division, Alpha Bank

Coordinator: Yannis Kotsis-Giannarakis, General Manager, Hellenic Association of Mobile Application Companies (HAMAC)

Networking Cocktail