Position: Chief Innovation Officer
With more than 20 years of experience in banking and consulting roles, Konstantinos loves to create open, collaborative platforms to explore new business models and revenue-generating opportunities.
As Chief Innovation Officer at Crowdpolicy, a dynamic player in Digital Transformation initiatives CivicTech & FinTech since 2012, Konstantinos develops Open Innovation programs, such as hackathons, bootcamps, and accelerators for the public and private sector. In parallel, he is acting as the Official PayPal Partner in Greece for the business development of large merchant accounts in e-commerce.
Before joining Crowdpolicy, Konstantinos worked at the National Bank of Greece on a series of high-impact innovation projects since 2009, including startup competitions, digital branches, and the first FinTech acceleration program and innovation lab in Greece in 2016, named “be finnovative”.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Athens University of Economics and Business and an MBA from SDA Bocconi. He is also Vice-Chairman of the Board at the Hellenic Blockchain Hub and Chapter Leader of Bocconi Alumni in Athens.
Future of Payments Towards an Automated and Frictionless Experience
In this session, we will see how payments worked up to now (e.g. four-party model), how recent regulatory frameworks changed the game (e.g. PSD2), how new technologies work as an enabler (e.g. blockchain / smart contracts), and finally what is the more friction-less, automated present and future of payments in various flows (e.g. Reference Payments, Platformification)