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Further Speakers Announced by WIRED MONEY, Together with BBVA, Partnered with

Santa Fe, NM, April 14, 2016 --( Further speakers are announced today for WIRED MONEY, together with BBVA, the fourth annual one-day summit that will take place on Thursday, June 23 at the British Museum.

Confirmed speakers for 2016 include:

· Baiju Bhatt, co-founder of Robinhood. Bhatt’s Robinhood is an app that allows users to trade stocks for free. It’s now enabling developers to build its trading mechanic into other products.
· Marta Krupinska, co-founder and general manager of Azimo. Azimo is a low-cost, fast and safe way to send money to 195 countries. Its services include cash pick-ups, bank transfer, mobile top-ups, and a mobile wallet.
· Jonathan Medved, founder and CEO of OurCrowd. Israeli company OurCrowd enables startup investment via crowdfunding. Startups regularly raise millions of dollars using the platform.
· Kathryn Petralia, COO and co-founder of Kabbage, a platform offering working capital or small loans to people who sell products online - whether it’s jewellery on Etsy or iPhone cases on eBay.
· JP Rangaswami, chief data officer of Deutsche Bank. The former chief scientist of Salesforce is now responsible for enhancing Deutsche Bank’s data quality and controls, to enhance its digital strategy.
· Anthony Thomson, founder and chairman of Atom Bank. Thomson is currently building Atom, a digital bank that aims to provide people with all the services of a typical bank, via a mobile app.

Speakers already announced include Anne Boden, CEO of Starling Bank, where she is creating a mobile-first bank that’s designed with usability at its core; Alexander Graubner-Müller, CEO and co-founder of Kreditech which, by using big data, algorithms and automated processes, creates a credit score for everyone - including the “unbanked” population; Matthias Kröner, CEO and board spokesman, Fidor Bank - formerly the youngest CEO of a German direct bank, Kröner is CEO of digital bank Fidor, which recently launched in the UK; Kim Miller, serial entrepreneur and founder of Guevara, a car insurance platform that allows drivers to pool their premiums for significant savings; Aldo Monteforte, founder and CEO of The Floow, which is using smartphones as data-collecting devices for insurance companies, reducing premiums and making driving safer; and Hank Uberoi, CEO of Earthport, which aims to create a faster, more affordable cross-border payments system. Typically it offers 50 percent cheaper remittances than the market average.

Additional names will be announced over the coming weeks.

Following the success of previous years, WIRED MONEY, together with BBVA, will once again bring together insight from sector newcomers and entrepreneurs, as well as the established financial powerhouses. It will offer a fresh focus on this fast-changing industry and introduce, explain and predict the changes affecting the world of banking, finance and money.

BBVA Open Talent (, the bank’s competition for early-stage startups now in its eight edition, will be sponsoring the Startup Stage at WIRED Money 2016. The Startup Stage speakers will be announced in due course.

There are a limited number of tickets available for WIRED MONEY, together with BBVA, at a price of £999 + VAT. A 10% discount is available to “early birds” until April 17. WIRED subscribers have access to a 15% discount until April 17, and a 50% discount is available to finance sector startups.

For further information, or for registration, visit


WIRED is recognized as the multimedia authority on the future, in print and digital. Since launch in 2009, WIRED has won a host of awards including both Technology Magazine of the Year and overall Magazine of the Year at the Digital Magazine Awards 2015, as well as Cover of the Year, Magazine of the Year, and Technology & Gadget Magazine of the Year at the DMAs 2014, PPA Media Brand of the Year for Consumer Magazines in 2013, the BSME Art Director of the Year for Consumer Magazines in 2013 and the BSME Editor of the Year Award for Special Interest Magazines in 2012. The WIRED enhanced digital edition iPad app was in the top five ranked titles in the consumer magazine lifestyle category as selected by iMonitor in 2013. The WIRED website,, currently have 1,892,652 unique users (Google Analytics Nov2015-Jan 2016). WIRED Consulting creates tailored Shock and Awe sessions for senior executives, by tapping into WIRED’s network intelligence, and WIRED Events is designed to cut through the noise and deliver insights into what’s coming next across a number of areas. Events include WIRED HEALTH, WIRED MONEY, WIRED RETAIL, WIRED 2016, AND WIRED 2016: NEXT GENERATION.

About BBVA

BBVA is a customer-centric global financial services group founded in 1857. The Group is the largest financial institution in Spain and Mexico and it has leading franchises in South America and the Sunbelt Region of the United States; and it is also the leading shareholder in Garanti. Its diversified business is focused on high-growth markets and relies on technology as a key sustainable competitive advantage. Corporate responsibility is at the core of its business model. BBVA fosters financial education and inclusion, and supports scientific research and culture. It operates with the highest integrity, a long-term vision and applies the best practices. The Group is present in the main sustainability indexes.

Quick facts:
• 137,968 employees
• 66 million customers
• 9,145 Branches
• 30,616 ATMs
• Present in 35 countries
• Group executive chairman: Francisco González Rodríguez
• CEO: Carlos Torres Vila

The Group’s purpose is to bring the age of opportunity to everyone. This motto reflects the bank’s role as enabler, to offer its customers the best banking solutions, helping them make the best financial decisions and making a true difference in their lives.

Our unique banking model is based on four pillars:
1. Diversification and leadership
2. Prudent management
3. Return adjusted to principles
4. Customer centric approach

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