Payment Expert Digital Day

Leading industry media and events organisation SBC are hosting the latest in the Digital Innovation series of online conferences on Wednesday June 12, with Digital Innovation – Payment Expert. A full day event presented in partnership with PXP Financial. 

The agenda, sponsored by agenda partners GambleID and Approvely, covers key topics that will be further discussed throughout the year at industry events, including at the inaugural Payment Expert Summit at SBC Summit 2024 in Lisbon. 

Crypto regulation is one of the most important topics on the agenda, with Callum Williams, Senior Journalist and author of Payment Expert’s Blockchain Bulletin, moderating a session entitled ‘Is it time for gambling regulators to accept the reality of crypto?’ where Riccardo Tordera (Head of Policy and Government Relations, The Payments Association) and Elvin Sababi (Junior Partner, Nordic Legal) will discuss how widespread adoption of crypto would impact regulation, how affordability checks could be implemented, and the challenges posed by automated payouts and faster crypto transactions. 

Blockchain will also be a key focus, with the final session of the day focusing on its potential in the future of igaming payments. Blockchain expert and founder of ProdMark 365, Mark Grech, welcomes Evgeniy Babitsyn (CMO,, Aiden Maughan (Head of Product, Betdex) and Sergio Pisani (Underwriting Manager, Trust Payments) for a fascinating discussion on how the blockchain can be effectively utilised by betting operators, and whether it is exclusively a payments tool, or if it can provide new solutions for AML and player protection. 

Kicking off the content at 9:30 BST is a session on open banking, where speakers Dwaine Thomas (Director & Deputy COO, PXP Financial), Bryan Cherrett (Head of Payments, kwiff), Theresia Mallia (Head of Payment Product, Kindred) and Fredric Hellsen (Manager Strategic Payment Projects, LeoVegas) will discuss the opportunities and obstacles for operators around open banking. 

Payment Expert Editor Ted Orme-Claye, who moderates two sessions on the day, said “This conference gives us a unique opportunity to delve deeper into some of the key topics facing the industry ahead of the first ever Payment Expert Summit in Lisbon later this year”

Orme-Claye went on to add: “I’m excited to get the chance to pick the brains of some of the foremost experts in the space on open banking and AML, and I’m confident that attendees of the event will come away with a greater understanding of these topics, with their appetites whetted for further discussions on this year’s event calendar.”

Other topics on the agenda for Digital Innovation – Payment Expert include AML, where Orme-Claye welcomes Thees Buschmann (Consultant, Chevron Group) and Piotr Lisak (MLRO & AML Governance Officer, Kindred), and ID verification, where Martyn Elliott (Media Project Director, SBC) is joined by JD Garner (Founder, GambleID), Chelsie Cooper (Founder & CEO, Approvely), Charlotta Shelbourg (Head of Product, LeCor, Kindred) and Miguel Luis (Head of Compliance, LeBull), in a session that will focus on the use of biometric technology to counter fraud. 

The event kicks off at 9:30 AM BST, and will continue until 4:30 PM, with all sessions available on demand for those who can’t make the live airing.

You can register for the event by signing up here