Laurent Allard – CEO, OVH
OVH is the European leader of web, dedicated, and cloud hosting solutions, based in Roubaix.  Prior to becoming CEO of OVH in 2015, Laurent Allard was CIO of Logica and CTO at CGI.

Alexandre Maymat – Head of the Africa/Asia/Mediterranean Basin & Overseas region, International Banking and Financial Services, Societe Generale
Societe Generale is one of the top 3 international banks in Africa.
The bank is present in 18 countries, with nearly 1,000 branches, 11,000 employees, and over 3.3 million clients including 150,000 African companies.


Prof. Annabelle Gawer - Professor of Digital Economy, and Co-Directorof CoDE, the Centre for Digital Economy at the University of Surrey

An award-winning researcher, author and educator, Professor Annabelle Gawer is an expert on digital platforms such as Google and Facebook, and on the market dynamics of platform-based innovation ecosystems.


Georges Andy René - Co-Founder and Chairman, HaitiPay

In  2013, Georges-Andy, co-founded HaitiPay S.A., an electornic payment company that uses Tagpay's technology to launch its mobile wallet service called LajanCash. HaitiPay is currently building a very large network of partners including utility suppliers, IMFs and remittance companies.  It has signed a strategic partnership with BNC, the largest state owned bank in Haiti.

 Jean Luc Konan CEO, Cofina

COFINA Group is specialized in meso finance, focusing on the missing middle, the small and medium size businesses that provide 90% of their country’s employment. The goal is to offer SMEs, entrepreneurs and individuals of the emerging middle class, financial products that fit their specific needs. COFINA is present in Côte d’Ivoire, Guinea Conakry and Senegal.


Yannick Mbiya Ngandu – Management Committee, Trust Merchant Bank

Yannick Mbiya has been extensively involved with the growth of Trust Merchant Bank, a leading commercial bank based in the DR Congo.

Yannick is currently on the Management Committee and the Board of Directors as well as taking responsibility for the development of the entire branch network of the Bank.


Juan Navarrete - Director of the Inclusive Finance Division, Fundación Capital

As such, he coordinates the foundation's provision of Technical Assistance to 12 countries in LATAM, in the context of Conditional Cash Transfer Programs' efforts to promote the financial inclusion of its recipients through savings accounts. Juan studied economics at Mexico's Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM) and holds an M.Phil. in Development Studies from the University of Oxford.



Pierre-Antoine Balu – Partner, PricewaterhouseCoopers France

Pierre-Antoine Balu is a management consultant specialized in strategy and business transformation for the Financial Services Industry. Pierre-Antoine focuses on emerging markets (Africa, South East Asia, India...) and is a leading voice for consultancy in Financial Services in the Maghreb and Francophone Africa.