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Banking Tech Awards
30th November 2023
Royal Lancaster Hotel

Georgios Samakovitis
Professor of FinTech at University of Greenwich

Profile

George Samakovitis is Professor of FinTech and the Deputy Head of School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences at the University of Greenwich, UK, specialising in banking and payment systems technologies, Enterprise Architectures and AI for FinTech. His present research focuses on the deployment and governance of technologies for Anti-Money Laundering and Financial Crime, with particular emphasis on the use of DLT agents to develop Collective Intelligence capabilities in FinTech networks.

George is presently a member of the Counter Fraud & Data Analytics Advisory Group of the HMG Cabinet Office and has served as a member of the FinCrime Working Group at the UK Payments Strategy Forum (2015-18), particularly working on KYC and Transaction Data Sharing and Analytics strategies and solutions for the UK Financial Services. Most recently, George joined the BSI UK Data Standards Expert Panel, a diverse cross-sector panel of senior data executives, aiming to coordinate data standards interoperability across UK industry sectors.

George’s previous research focus has been on banking technology investment decisions in economic booms and downturns, addressing, among other issues, the banking sector’s attitudes to uncertainty and risk under the disparate decision-making paradigms dictated by economic climate.