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Zilvinas Bareisis
Head of Retail Banking at Celent


Zilvinas Bareisis is a Senior Analyst at Celent, global research and advisory firm specialising in Financial Services. Zil researches and advises clients on consumer payments globally. He has a keen interest in payments innovation, and how the “perfect storm” of competitive (e.g. fintech), regulatory (e.g. PSD2), and technology (e.g. digital, API, Internet of Things) developments shapes consumer payments today and tomorrow. More recently, he has also been exploring issues around digital identity and authentication. In addition, Zil leads Celent Model Bank programme, which recognises and awards financial institutions for best practice use of technology.

Zilvinas is a regular speaker, chairman, and panel moderator at the leading payments industry events, such as FinovateEurope, Money 20/20, MoneyLive, and many others. He has also been widely quoted in the press, such as The Economist, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Banker, PaymentsSource, and other publications.

Zil joined Celent from Oliver Wyman where as a management consultant he has been advising senior executives at the leading financial institutions around the world on strategic issues. He has an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University and MSc in Applied Mathematics from Kaunas University of Technology.