The Banking Scene’s first event

30th May 2017

Hotel de la Poste, Brussels


The Banking Scene is proud to have following speakers on stage:

Kris De Ryck

CEO Belgian Mobile ID

Kris De Ryck, CEO of Belgian Mobile ID, will address the needs and solutions of the digital society we live in and the important next steps that lie on the short-term horizon.


Belgian Mobile ID is a consortium of Belgium’s leading banks (Belfius, BNP Paribas Fortis, KBC/CBC & ING) and mobile network operators (Orange, Proximus & Telenet Group) who have joined together to create the Belgian reference for mobile identity authentication and digital privacy.


Anybody with a mobile phone and a bank account in Belgium is now provided with a simple and secure way to certify their identity in both digital or bricks-and-mortar environments of all kinds for the purpose of approving digital transactions or signing documents.


Belgian Mobile ID answers a genuine human need that will only continue to develop in tandem with our increased mobile connectedness and the Internet of Things. Our solution is of urgent relevance in a world in which security breaches continue to happen, identity theft is on the rise and big enterprise continues to argue with lawmakers about consumer privacy issues.


Belgian Mobile ID


Jeroen Lemaire

CEO In The Pocket

Jeroen is Co-founder & CEO of the Digital product studio In The Pocket.  In The Pocket thinks, shapes and builds for mobile, VR and the Internet of Things. In The Pocket builds products that millions of people use and partner with companies that want to make a difference in the connected world. Some of our clients: de Persgroep, Bancontact, Colruyt, Medialaan.

David G.W Birch

Innnovation Director Consult Hyperion (UK)

Director of Innovation at Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy. He is an internationally-recognised thought leader in digital identity and digital money; named one of the global top 15 favourite sources of business information (Wired magazine) and one of the top ten most influential voices in banking (Financial Brand); listed in the top ten Twitter accounts followed by innovators, along with Bill Gates and Richard Branson (PR Daily); ranked in the top three most influential people in London’s FinTech community (City A.M.), voted one of the European “Power 50” people in digital financial services (FinTech Awards) and ranked Europe’s most influential commentator on emerging payments (Total Payments).

Caroline Ven

Economist and CEO Ticket 2 the Future

Caroline Ven is an economist and non-executive director of several companies (Bank J Van Breda, Bpost, …) . She is chair of the economic committee of the Federation of Enterprises in  Belgium, member of the strategic advisory board at VITO, member of the General Council the Association of KU Leuven, member of the High Council of Employment and Fellow of the Hogenheuvelcollege of KU Leuven.

 Before, she was CEO of ETION and Chief of staff of Prime Minister Yves Leterme and Herman Van Rompuy and director of the Economic Department of the FEB.  She started her career as an economist in the research department of Kredietbank (KBC).

 Together with Paul and René Huybrechts, she recently founded the Fintech company Ticket 2 the Future, aiming at facilitating wealth transfer through well diversified and well informed equity ownership with a long term investment horizon.

Brian Bushnell

Head of Business Consulting Benelux at Sopra Banking

Brian is Benelux Head of Business Consulting at Sopra Banking. He works primarily in the financial services and payments industries, helping top-tier banks, merchants, payments processors and networks, as well as technology providers address strategy, operations, and organization issues. He leads a management consulting practice helping clients on assignments which create tangible value, ranging from developing innovative new businesses and products, entering new markets, transforming business and operating models, streamlining legacy operations and managing the transition to digital.


Originally from California, Brian has built his career in Europe over the last 25 years. Previously, Brian has established and led a European management consulting team at Clear2Pay, and has spent time at various European banks and multinationals, after starting out at Deloitte Consulting.


Brian has written extensively on the global payments and banking industry, and is a regular keynote speaker on various banking innovation topics, including: PSD2: the Future of Banking Directive; The future of payments; Payments innovation: Evolution not Revolution; Fintech and Bank co-opetition, and emerging payments opportunities. Brian is also involved in Sopra’s European payment and transaction-banking knowledge development, and supports the development of efforts on digital solutions and regulatory trends



Ben Granjé

Morningstar Benelux

Started his career in Consulting, but quickly moved to Financial & Investment Advice. His focus on Behavioral Finance and the Investor Experience have led to a deep appreciation of Morningstar’s Core Values, which he joined in 2005 to establish the company in Belgium & Luxembourg. Ben studied in Belgium and the USA, and holds a Master of Psychology.

Over the last 10 years, Ben has held numerous lectures on Morningstar’s research about Investing and Financial Psychology, for retail investors, advisors, institutions and universities. Earlier in 2017, he co-published a book on financial psychology, Waarde(n)vol, a Dutch translation of ‘Loaded. Money, Psychology, and how to get ahead without leaving your values behind’ by ms Sara Newcomb, PhD of Morningstar’s Behavioral Research team.


Frederik Rosseel

CEO Docbyte

Creating innovative solutions for customers has always been what drives me. That’s the reason why I started Docbyte back in 2006. From the start, Docbyte’s focus was on creating re-usable, generic Information Management solutions that support our customers in their core processes. One of those solutions became a product: DocShifter.

The newest addition is Scio, that will primarily focus on auto-classification, concept analysis and decision support solutions. My role is and has primarily been centered around strategic partnerships, marketing, sales management and general management.


Olivier de Groote

Managing Partner Deloitte

Olivier de Groote is responsible for the financial services sector at Deloitte Belgium. As such, he has advised banks and insurance companies in Belgium and abroad on successfully designing and implementing business transformations. He was also appointed as the Digital Leader in financial services for the North West Region.


Kasper Peters

Financial Services Deloitte

leads the strategy consulting practice of Deloitte Belgium, specializing in financial services clients. He focuses on new digital business models and the impact of digitization, working with start-ups and banks and insurers in Belgium and abroad.

Ksenia Goncharova

Sales Director Benelux & France at Comarch Financial Services

Ksenia is in charge of Benelux & France region for Comarch, a provider of innovative IT solutions for banks in the domains of lending, investments and client servicing. As a local representative, Ksenia’s role is to bring to Benelux & France the value proposition of an international IT player together with the most recent technologies, such as VR, AI, mobile, etc. She works primarily with banks seeking to automate their processes, respond effectively to customers’ needs and add an innovative touch to their offering.

Kirstine Nilsson Edström

Head of Strategic Engagements & Relationships, Swedbank

At Swedbank, Kirstine Nilsson Edström is responsible for Strategic planning and Regulatory adherence for payments and cash managements. This demand engagement in the Swedish and European payment market development through committee work in Swedish Bankers Association, Swedish Centralbank, the Payment Committee of the European Savings Bank Group and other national and European bodies. She is also a member of the EBA Clearing Board and of the EPC Assembly. Kirstine has for 25 plus years worked close to the payment market. She joined Swedbank in 1998, working initially as Head of Payment operations before taking on the challenge of SEPA implementation including also regulatory implementation such as PSD and SEPA End date Migration. In May 2015 she took on her present position.

Karin Van Hoecke

General Manager, Mobile First

where mobile first stands for services and products that are easy, fast and always accessible for private persons as for small entrepreneurs. Mobile first operates in an omnichannel model,  although with special love for digital and KBC live : our service and experts at distance.

She has 20 years of experience in various domains within the integrated bank-insurance group KBC.

She developed a passion for innovation and user experience.  These passions made her successful in gaining her goal: transform KBC towards a more client-centric and omnichannel organization.  After being the engine of this transformation, she focuses now on extending the new strategy and bringing it to the market.