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Top 10 Cybersecurity & Fintech Events not to be Missed in 2019

February 6, 2019

The pace is fast in both cybersecurity & fintech. It's necessary to keep up to date with the latest challenges and solutions, as well as the newest banking innovations and technologies. Conferences are an excellent way to keep your finger on the global pulse, so we've gathered the 10 most important and influential events for cybersecurity and banking professionals in 2019.

#1 CyberTech

Tel Aviv, Israel

28-30 January 2019

CyberTech Israel is one of the world’s most influential B2B cybersecurity conferences, covering the hottest topics, latest innovations, emergent threats, and newest solutions in the global cyber arena. It’s no surprise that it boasts an impressive lineup of authority figures, decision-makers, government officials, and thought leaders inside and outside the cybersecurity world.

Don’t miss hearing Yigal Unna, Director General of the Israel National Cyber Directorate (INCD), or Haiyan Song, Senior Vice President of Security Markets at Splunk, just two of many CEOs and CTOs attending from major firms in the cybersecurity and tech world. Unna warns: “The world hasn’t yet seen the worst of the damage hackers can wreak. Winter is still coming.”

Alongside these industry experts, CyberTech provides a platform for world leaders and shapers who bring their perspective from across verticals like Binyamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel, Saulius Skvernelis, Prime Minister of the Republic of Lithuania, and Professor Dieter Kempf, President of the Federation of German Industries. Among this year’s sessions, we’re particularly excited about “Cyber Hygiene and Awareness” and “Cyber in the Maritime Sector.”

#2. MWC19

Barcelona, Spain

25-28 February 2019

#MWC19 focuses on eight key themes within the concept of Intelligent Connectivity – the creation and delivery of highly customized experiences. Attendees are encouraged to use these themes to plan and organize their conference experience since there’ll be plenty of sessions held on each one of them. The eight themes are: 5G connectivity; AI; Industry 4.0; Immersive content; Disruptive innovation; Digital wellness; Digital trust; and the Future

For MWC19, headline speakers cover the range of leaders from financial institutions, banks, key technology companies, and more. Speakers to note include James Forese, President of Citi, Rich Williams, CEO of Groupon, and Guo Ping, Rotating Chairman of Huawei.

#3. RSA

San Francisco, USA

4-8 March 2019

The RSA conference is a deeply immersive five-day experience for cybersecurity professionals offering multiple tracks, agendas, and session styles. You can choose from skills-based training sessions and tutorials, interactive Learning Labs, or hear the experience of keynote speakers. Some of the headline speakers are Galina Antova, Co-founder of Claroty, Ira Winkler, President of Secure Mentem, and Ashwin Ambekar, Principal Architect (Security) at eBay.

The theme for RSA19 is ‘Better,’ referring to the desire to find better solutions and better connections to keep the digital world safe. Don’t miss hearing keynote sessions like “Will Your Application Be Secure Enough When Robots Produce Code for You?“ and “We’re Not in Kansas Anymore: Measuring the Impact of a Data Breach.”

#4. MRC

Las Vegas, USA

18-21 March 2019

MRC is an exciting and diverse conference on merchant payment solutions and eCommerce security. The theme for MRC19 covers AI as well as the need for synergy between identity protection practices, fraud prevention, checkout optimization, and account security to ensure a better customer experience. Don’t miss out on the chance to hear Theresa Payton, CEO of Fortalice Solutions and former White House CIO, Carmen Honacker of Sony PlayStation, Mark Walick of Google, and Sam Anson of Netflix.

#5. FS-ISAC

Lake Buena Vista, USA

28 April - 1 May, 2019

The FS-ISAC summit is one of the most important dates in any cyber events calendar. This summit provides a vital space for sharing information, strategies, and solutions on critical cybersecurity threats to global financial services. The agenda and lineup for the 2019 conference hasn’t yet been released, but in 2018 one of the headline speakers was Jeffrey Baxter, founder of rock band Steely Dan, and world renowned expert on national security.

#6. CNP

San Francisco, USA

21-23 May 2019

The CNP Expo focuses on eCommerce and the online, card-not-present retail industry, including mobile banking and multichannel sales. At the CNP Expo, cybersecurity and banking professionals can make connections with eCommerce merchants and learn about the latest anxieties and solutions in CNP payments. The attendees for CNP Expo 2019 haven’t yet been announced. In 2018, the CNP Expo boasted a wide lineup of businesses and individuals, including CEOs and managers from AWS, Canadian Tire Bank, and Zipcar.

#7. Money20/20 Europe

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3-5 June 2019

The Money20/20 conferences focus on all aspects of the payments industry, covering payment security, mobile banking, fraud prevention, and more. Money20/20 hasn't released much information about the Europe 2019 conference. However, judging by last year's keynotes delivered by industry leaders such as Steve Wozniak, Co-founder of Apple, and Dr. Leda Glyptis, CIO of Qatar National Bank, the 2019 conference should reach a very high standard.

#8. EBF Sec Risk 2019

London, UK

9-10 October 2019

The European Banking Federation (EBF) is an exclusive group of top banking professionals in the EMEA region. It holds regular conferences around Europe for senior banking executives to connect and share challenges and solutions with each other.

In October 2019, London will host the EBF’s cybersecurity event on “Technology, Security, and Risk”. It will cover various challenges and threats to banking, from security issues to disruptive FinTech, as well as featuring and discussing the most cutting-edge solutions.

#9. Money 20/20 USA

Las Vegas, USA

27-30 October, 2019

At the Money 20/20 conference, you’ll find representatives from across the entire payments ecosystem including cybersecurity, online payment solutions, mobile banking, disruptive FinTech startups, and more. While the agenda for the 2019 conference is still under wraps, last year’s Money 20/20 conference was a four-day experience offering insights, inspiration, connections, and actionable takeaways for banking professionals across the vertical.

#10. MoneyLive

London, UK

26-28 November 2019

MoneyLive 2019 will be the place to go for the intersection between financial services and technology, bringing together leaders in the banking industry to drive change in the banking ecosystem. It’s too early to know who’ll be presenting at MoneyLive 2019, but it should be an impressive lineup. MoneyLive 2018 was headlined by Ewan MacLeod, Chief Digital Officer at Nordea, who gave a keynote address on “The future of lifestyle banking,” and Toshihiko Otsuka, Chief Executive Officer and Director at Rakuten Europe Bank, whose keynote speech addressed “New beginnings: e-commerce players and financial services.”

Stay tuned for more events in 2019! We’ll update the list as more details are announced.

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