2021 Fintech Innovation Challenge Panel Moderator

Spiros Margaris

Founder, Margaris Ventures

Spiros Margaris is a venture capitalist, futurist, keynote speaker, board member and senior advisor and investor to several companies (fintech, insurtech, cybersecurity, healthcare and AI). Two of the fintech startups he advised have become unicorns (with valuations of over $1 billion).  

He is the first international influencer to achieve ‘The Triple Crown’ ranking. He was ranked the No. 1 international FinTech, Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence (AI) influencer (05/2018) by Onalytica. Spiros once again was ranked the No. 1 global FinTech influencer (02/2020) by Onalytica. He was ranked the No. 1 Finance Influencer (08/2020) by Refinitiv (Thomson Reuters). He was, for the third time, included in the ‘Top Artificial Intelligence Influencers to Follow’ (03/2021) by MarkTechPost. He regularly appears in the top three positions of established global industry influencer rankings. Spiros has been a keynote speaker at international FinTech and InsurTech conferences, and has also given a TEDxAcademy Talk.  

He published an AI white paper, ‘Machine learning in financial services: Changing the rules of the game’, for the enterprise software vendor SAP. He was the first non-IBM keynote speaker at the largest IBM event in Europe (10/2019), ‘2019 IBM Systems Technical University’. 

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