R2A Competitions Panel of Judges
AML DATA INFRASTRUCTURE PROTOTYPE COMPETITION judges
One of the original employees at PayPal (#22) who pioneered early internet anti-fraud systems. Deep expertise and comfort from running large organizations and scaling businesses, to building companies and testing and launching new products.
Head of Research and Insights at Atlassian
Built and led teams who transformed public services with user centered service design with the Australian government and UK Government at the Government Digital Service (GOV.UK).
Professor at La Trobe Law School
His research focuses on financial profiling data and on managing the relationship between financial inclusion and anti-money laundering and counter terrorist financing objectives. He has undertaken research engagements with the World Bank, USAID, CGAP and AFI financial integrity working group.
API & VISUALIZATION PROTOTYPE COMPETITION judges
Acting Head of FinTech Accelerator at the Bank of England
Oversees FinTech and Technology related development, including blockchain, big data, robo-advisory, digital payments and capital markets technology at the Bank.
EX- Open APIs Head at BBVA and CFO & Co-Founder at Simple Finance
Experienced executive, entrepreneur, and consultant in financial services and information technology. Currently, invests and work at the intersection of banking, payments, and technology. Previously led the development of Open APIs at BBVA and Co-Founded Simple Finance, an online replacement for traditional checking accounts.
Entrepreneur in Residence – Caribou Digital DFS Lab
Co-founded Kopo Kopo, the 1st merchant acquirer and merchant cash advance provider for mobile money issuers globally. Currently, focuses on investing and incubating FinTech startups in emerging markets.
Chief Product Officer at Remitly
A product and technology leader with expertise in product, User Interface & User Experience Management, technical operations management, online subscription-based businesses and e-Commerce.
Head of RegTech and Advanced Analytics at FCA
Leads the FCA’S RegTech initiatives and the creation of an Analytics Centre of Excellence to drive the organization’s use of data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence.
Deputy Director, Financial Services for the Poor at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
In his role as the Emerging Technologies Lead for the team, Himanshu is focused on finding ways to accelerate adoption of new technologies and techniques to address the barriers that exist in providing better financial services to the poor.
CHATBOT PROTOTYPE COMPETITION judges
Chief Technology and Product Officer of Metamaven and Editor-In-Chief of TOPBOTS
Helps automate revenue growth for global companies by identifying new markets, improve conversions and reduce churn. She is also an author of Applied Artificial Intelligence.
He has guided teams in the Human-Centered Design process from behavioral insights to working prototypes, collaborating with partner organizations to implement impactful solutions for low-income people. John founded the Financial Health program at the nonprofit design and innovation firm IDEO.org.
Founder of MazeCo Limited
Specializes in financial consumer protection, the use of behavioral research for product design and financial regulation, with a recent focus on digital financial services. Has experience in designing and managing field experiments, policy advisory work including regulatory work, and writing "thought pieces" in the areas of financial inclusion and consumer protection.
Director, Inclusive Finance Advocacy, and co-Head, Financial Consumer Protection Department
As head of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ Inclusive Finance Advocacy Staff, Pia Roman-Tayag is involved in all of the bank’s financial inclusion work, particularly in the areas of policy and regulation, capacity building, advocacy and relationship building.