BASDA Summit:  12th September 2017, Wellcome Collection, Euston, London

We are delighted to announce our speakers for the opening keynote session:

How dramatic change in the world of payments is revolutionising banking and how it impacts us all.

Payments is going through unparalleled amount of change and Julian Sawyer, COO of Starling Bank, will explain these changes, put them into context for the future of banks, retailers and software industry.  He will also share his vision of payments within Starling Bank and how the Bank is challenging the industry.

Richard Ransom of Bottomline Technologies will go through the likely changes to the payments landscape in the UK over the next 5 years from a Business payments perspective, from Open Banking, to the New Payment Architecture due from 2020. He will talk about the role of the Payment Systems Regulator, the Payment Strategy Forum, and the new organisations replacing Bacs, Faster Payments, Cheque and Credit Clearing, Payments UK, the BBA, Financial Fraud Action and others.

More about our speakers:


Julian Sawyer Starling Bank Julian Sawyer is Chief Operating Officer at Starling Bank, overseeing business operations, including payment systems, card operations, customer contact, human resources and supplier relationships. Julian worked as a management consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture) and EY, specialising in large-scale transformation in the cards and payments industry. He set up his own financial services consultancy, Bluerock, which he ran for thirteen years before selling it in 2012.
 Richard Ransom Bottomline Technologies  

Richard Ransom is Solution Lead at Bottomline Technologies, with over 20 years’ experience in the payment industry, including spells at Bacs, and Vocalink. Due to a mixture of customer facing and product roles, he has developed deep subject matter expertise in the corporate and bank side of B2B and B2C payments and collections, and is often called upon to contribute to industry consultation, and to speak at industry events. In previous roles Richard has been involved in the launch of a cloud payment platform now used by c. 5,000 corporates within two years, a first of a kind corporate payment fraud detection tool, and a unique corporate mobile payments solution leveraging Pingit and PAYM.”

The day will be packed with insightful sessions on the current issues relevant to BASDA members, identifying business development opportunities, technical and resource implications.

What BASDA members said about the 2016 event

“The BASDA Summit is the perfect opportunity to find out about future developments in the industry across sectors and affords a great opportunity for networking.”

“I would not hesitate to recommend similar events in the future for BASDA members. The events were extremely well run. The speakers were of excellent quality and the networking opportunity is fantastic. There are people from all types of software house – small, medium and large. Everyone is collaborative and willing to help each other; BASDA bring the event together really well.”

“The event seems to be growing year on year with bright and insightful speakers, twinned with the opportunity to network with similar and competitor vendors in a non commercial way. Its a very worthwhile day to attend.”

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