BASDA Annual Summit 2021

Innovation, Risk & Regulation in a New World


Join us for our virtual Annual Summit – a series of 4 online events to be held this September & October

Each online event will be packed with insightful sessions on the current issues relevant to BASDA members, identifying business development opportunities, technical and resource implications and offering access to our fantastic speakers through a curated Q&A.

The Agenda for each event has been developed based on current member feedback and will include updates from HMRC, discussions on Transformation & Innovation, Faster Payments, Business Resilience, Accessibility together with debates around other topical issues and much more…

Speaker line up is being finalised and the agenda will be updated regularly.

Cost to Attend:

Members – Each event £10 or book 4 for the price of 3 @ £30 + VAT

Non-Members – Each event £20 or book 4 for the price of 3 @ £60 + VAT *

*Non-Members will receive a refund of 50% of booking fees against any new member sign-ups within a 3 month period post the Summit date.

Dates and Times:

Thursday, 30th September – 12 noon until 2.00pm

Thursday, 7th October – 12 noon until 2.00pm

Thursday, 14th October – 12 noon until 2.00pm

Thursday, 21st October – 12 noon until 2.00pm


Agenda is currently being finalised.

Thursday, 7th October – ‘Why and How Resilience is  key to Business Success’

Thursday, 14th October – ‘Why Accessibility is so important to the Future of Tech’

Further details to follow shortly.



Cost to Attend:

Members – Each event £10 or book 4 for the price of 3 @ £30 + VAT

Non-Members – Each event £20 or book 4 for the price of 3 @ £60 + VAT *

* For any non-members that attend Summit fees will be redeemed against cost of membership should they join AND PAY within a 3 month period following the Summit dates.

Confirmed Speakers

James Whittle

James Whittle

Pay.UK, Head of Standards

James is responsible for Standards and Architecture and has led the establishment of the Standards Authority at Pay.UK. James is a thought leader on standards and is involved with various forums in the UK and internationally to advance how standardisation meets the evolving needs of industry and end users. He has also worked with the G20 regulators to lead the development of ISO standards for the benefit of both the private and public sector, notably the ISO 17442 Legal Entity Identifier. He was extensively involved in PSD2 and co-chaired the European API Evaluation Group with the support of the European Commission and European Banking Authority. Prior to working in financial services James worked in the consumer goods industry developing e-commerce standards for cross-border trade and international supply chains.

Robin Christopherson MBE

Robin Christopherson MBE

AbilityNet, Head of Digital Inclusion

Recognised as a leading expert on accessibility and digital inclusion, Robin Christopherson of UK tech charity AbilityNet is a regular speaker raising awareness of the power and potential of technology to transform people’s lives. His work was recognised with the award of an MBE in the 2017 Queen’s new-year honour’s list for services to digital inclusion. Robin is also once again a judge in several notable awards this year – including the Digital Leaders 100, the Tech4 Good Awards and the Global Mobile Awards at Mobile World Congress. He is also a member of the All Party Parliamentary Groups on Disability (APPGD) and Assistive Technology (APPGAT) and was last year listed among the UN’s ‘World’s top 100 most influential people in digital government’ voted by over 500 organisations including governments and global NGOs.

Helen Moloney

Helen Moloney

All Things Web, Managing Director

Helen has over 20 years’ experience working within the Financial Services Industry in a variety of business development, marketing and management roles.  As MD of Digital Marketing Agency, All Things Web®, Helen is an experienced marketer with a proven track record in developing and implementing creative marketing strategies and delivering digital marketing consultancy and training to the SME market.  She is championing best practice for diversity and inclusion and prioritising the Accessibility agenda with clients across their digital strategy.

Pauline Green

Pauline Green

Intuit Quickbooks, Head of Product Compliance

Pauline has been involved with BASDA for many years and is Chair of the Payroll, HR & Pension Specialist Interest Group and has a seat on the BASDA General Council.  Her current role encompasses Payroll, HR & Pension as well as accounting so is interested in HMRC plans for APIs including their MTD plans.  She is also championing the Accessibility agenda for BASDA and is chairing this Specialist Interest Group.

How to Attend

Follow the link to Eventbrite to book your ticket/s for each of the 4 online events.  A special offer is in place to secure all 4 events for the price of 3.  You will receive a confirmation email following registration.  All events will be held using Microsoft Teams and a link will be sent to you in advance of each event.

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