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The Financial Services SG AGM plus a presentation on Payments, followed by refreshments and networking.

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Chryssi Chorafa


6:00pm - Online attendees can logon to the waiting room.
6:15pm - BCS Financial Services SG AGM
6:30pm - Presentation on Payments Technology
8:00pm - Refreshments and networking
9:00pm - Event ends

AGM documents

AGM package (PDF)
AGM Notice Agenda (PDF)
AGM 2021 Minutes (PDF)


Chryssi Chorafa will give us insights into how the dynamic world of Financial Services Payments uses continuous evolution and innovation to leverage AI and advanced technologies to enhance efficiencies, customer services, and cost reduction.

This transformative journey has not only reshaped business models but also intensified the complexity of financial services and regulatory frameworks.

Persistent risks like financial crime, cybersecurity, and digital operational resilience are daily concerns, with fraudsters and hackers refining their tactics.

The growing complexity, fuelled by an increasing number of stakeholders, amplifies intricacies in financial and banking services. Join us to explore the evolving challenges and opportunities in this technological evolution of the payment landscape.

About the speaker

Chryssi Chorafa

Chryssi is a highly motivated professional with a unique and holistic experience in financial services, specialising in FinTech, bridging gaps and connecting regulation (FCA), risk management, payments, treasury and sustainable finance.

Chryssi is a thought leader in the payments industry, the Founder and ex-CEO of StarLiX, an innovative payment and compliance system to enable cross-border payments to developing countries by linking the compliance and payment information along the chain. StarLiX was shortlisted for the FSTech RegTech/Compliance Award 2021, a LendIt PitchIt Semifinalist 2021 and a finalist in the FF Awards 2021, won the 2022 and 2023 Pay360 Silver Award in Leading Financial Services/Startup. StarLiX was selected amongst 650 companies to present at Money 2020 in June 2022 at Amsterdam.

Chryssi continuously challenges the area of cross-border payments, financial crime and ESG. Chryssi has been driving the TPA Project Cross-Border Agenda and has participated in a number of panels, podcasts and webinars talking about the challenges of cross-border payments, the importance of regulatory harmonisation and system interoperability.

Chryssi has worked also as a COO of Kalgera, a social FinTech early-stage company (top 30 in the UK TechRound 2020) focusing on financial resilience and vulnerability, and lectured at London Institute of Banking and Finance specialising in Digital Technologies and FinTech. Chryssi has been recognised as a Senior Leader in the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2020 and 2022, and as a Rising Star in the Women in FinTech Powerlist 2021. In 2021, she won the Women in Payments EMEA Symposium Innovation Award.

Since 2020, Chryssi has participated as a Subject-Matter-Expert, judge, participant and mentor at the UK FCA’s first Data Sprint 2020, Digital Sandbox 2020, Women’s Economic Empowerment Tech Sprint 2021, Digital Sustainability Sandbox 2021, Sustainability Policy Sprint 2022 and Greenwashing Tech Sprint 2023. Chryssi is a committee member of BSI IST/12 Financial Services (ISO TC 68) and BSI SFS/1 Sustainable Finance (ISO/TC 322 Sustainable Finance) working on developing new standards for products and services (ICO TC 322 11). She holds a first-class-honours BEng in Civil Engineering, and two MSc in Financial Mathematics from University of Warwick and Technology Entrepreneurship from UCL.

She values personal development and life-long learning, and therefore, has undertaken numerous qualifications in Investment Advice (FCA), Risk Management (PRMIA), Data Science and ML (Mindstream AI), Innovation (MIT), and executive programmes in Blockchain (UCL CBT), Sustainable Finance (CISL), ESG and Risk Management (University of Cambridge). Chryssi is an Industry Associate at UCL Centre of Blockchain Technologies and volunteers as a mentor for a non-profit (Madrinha Trust).

She used to be a Governor at a North London School (Governors for Schools).

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This event is brought to you by: BCS Financial Services specialist group

Hybrid event: Payments in Financial Services: Is Technology enhancing value? (AGM)
Date and time
Monday 11 December, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor, 25 Copthall Avenue
This event is sold out