Innovation Studio Tel-Aviv Launch and Innovation Exchange Conference

Tel Aviv, Israel
13-14th February, 2018
Advancing Innovation in Payments

RSVP Confirmation

The 2018 launch event includes the grand-opening of the Innovation Studio Tel Aviv followed by an Innovation Conference brought to you by Visa with leading Israeli startups in Retail, Open Banking Services, and Transportation.

Innovation Conference Themes

The Future of Retail

Digital & mobile acceptance, expanding categories and channels, new acceptance technology & enablement, new issuance opportunities, new digital form factors, AR and VR, authentication and security

Open Banking Services

Digital ID, Strong Authentication, Accounts’ Permissions and Controls, and API platforms


Future of transportation solutions, new forms of payment in transportation, including Transit, Airline, Parking, Ride Sharing, Toll Roads, and more

Watch the video from the previous Visa Innovation Exchange Event in Tel-Aviv

We have created an exciting agenda with an extraordinary 2 days of discussions and insights into the future of payments featuring industry luminaries, corporate executives, early stage investors, and an abundance of leading Israeli startups.

The first part of the event is the grand opening of the Innovation Studio Tel Aviv, on February 13th. The hub is a key part of the Visa global innovation network designed to advance the future of payments. The launch event will take place in the heart of Tel Aviv’s startup ecosystem, and feature live demonstrations of some of Israel’s most promising startups.

On February 14th, the Visa Innovation Exchange event will bring together corporate innovation executives, early stage investors, industry leaders, and startups to work together in creating the future of payments.The conference has three key themes: the Future of Retail, Open Banking Services, and Transportation. Each session will have six selected startups presenting their products and capabilities to a panel of corporate experts, followed by panelist feedback and questions. Other parts of the conference will include site visits to Israel’s leading Fintech accelerators and innovation hubs, opportunities for one-to-one engagement with the startups, a networking lunch, and a VIP dinner.

Who Attends:

C-Suite and Senior Executives

Innovation & Digital Transformation Leads

Product Management

Business Development

Corporate Development

Corporate Venture Capital

Future of Retail

Kate Thornton

Founder of TBSeen

Erkan Duysal

Chief Innovation Officer at Arcelik

Almira Cuizon

Vice President Retail Operations at Roots

Himanshu Wardhan

India Managing Director at Etsy


Efe Erdem

Innovation Manager at Ford Otosan

Claudia De Antoni

Investment Director at Virgin Management

Marina Kostina

Head of E-commerce Development at Aeroflot, Russia

Karin Tausz

Programme Management Autonomous Vehicles at SBB CFF FFS, Switzerland

Cassiano Rusycki

CEO of RioCard, Brazil

Hakan Koç

Co-Founder & Co-CEO AUTO1 Group

Alex Luzarraga

Vice President, Corporate Strategy, Amadeus IT Group

Open Banking

Jaidev Shergill

Managing Partner at Capital One Growth Ventures

Imran Younis

Group Director Business Transformation at Aldermore Bank

Marco Bosma

SVP Fintech & Innovation at Rabobank

Diana Biggs

Head of Digital Propositions for HSBC Retail Banking and Wealth Management, UK & Europe

Matteo Fermi

Head of Mobile at CaixaBank Payments

Bill Gajda

Global Head, Innovation & Strategic Partnerships, Visa