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25 - 26 February 2025
Intercontinental O2London

Maria Adele Di Comite
Research Director at IDC Financial Insights


Maria Adele is Research Director for IDC Financial Insights European research team and is responsible for the IDC Financial Insights Corporate Banking Digital Strategies program. She has strong competencies in financial services strategy, cybersecurity, and regulatory evolution. She has been living and working in three different countries (Germany, Belgium, and Italy) and she speaks 5 languages. She is an expert in B2B business strategy, with significant experience in Financial Services, System Integration, and Consulting.

Her core research covers Corporate Banking. She investigates the challenges and opportunities related to the future evolution of the Banking space, the banking ecosystems, and the changing paradigm of all highly interconnected stakeholders. She is addressing the fast-paced changes in the banking landscape, at a time when Central Banks are looking into Digital Currencies, and Consumers are looking for instant satisfaction of their individual specific needs through multichannel on-the-move payment processing. She is also looking into the regulatory evolution addressing the risks and the governance issues of open banking.

Maria Adele's focus is on possible ways to delight the customers, leveraging the huge possibilities offered by innovative technological solutions, to enhance banking services thereby paving the way to the future of customer experiences based upon open banking and digital transformation.

Her expertise spans over:

  • Banking & Digital transformation
  • Corporate & Retail Banking
  • European Banking Harmonization and Financial Market Infrastructures
  • Payments & Securities clearing and settlement
  • Cybersecurity
  • Regulatory evolution & Compliance

Agenda Sessions

  • Analyst All Stars: How Financial Services Have Been Changed Forever & Why Banks Need New Business Models