As one of Europe’s leading payments and fintech entrepreneurs, Colm has built payment businesses, led change across the industry and supported the wider business community. Previously the Founder and CEO of Realex Payments, which he led to a position as one of Europe’s largest and most successful online payments businesses, he holds several industry leadership positions including Chairman of the Irish Internet Association and Founder of Payments Ireland. Colm was appointed to the UK Finance Payments Products and Services Board in 2018. He is an adjunct professor for University College Cork and a member of the International Advisory Board of the Innovation Academy in University College Dublin.
Tuesday 10th December – Central London Keefe, Bruyette & Woods Innovation in Finance Conference welcomed Colm Lyon on to the Perspectives on Payments Panel. Colm was joined by representatives from EML Payments and Natixis Payments as they discussed the opportunities and challenges around the future of e-commerce enablement.
Friday 1st November – Central London Colm spoke at Vendercom’s The Future of Payments Conference on the subject of Payments Acceptance and how merchants can simplify their payments supply chain, whilst offering more choice to customers.
Thursday 31st October – Central London The Westminster Social Policy Forum hosted a conference on The Future of Charity Fundraising. Colm joined a panel of speakers to discuss innovation, data protection and the impact of new regulation.
Tuesday 29th October – London Colm sat on the Judging Panel for Open Up 2020 – a prize fund that aims to unlock the power of open banking for UK consumers, run by Nesta Challenges and backed by the Open Banking Implementation Entity.
Wednesday 16th October – Dublin, Ireland Colm spoke at TechBrew’s Start-Ups: Disruptor or Better Mousetrap? – encourage the next Uber or traditional business? where he shared lessons learned from successfully scaling start-ups in Ireland and internationally. The evening was part of TechBrew’s monthly networking series aimed at leaders, investors and advisors.
Tuesday 15th October – Central London The UK Finance Digital Innovation Summit 2019 sets out to help firms make the most of opportunities presented by emerging technologies. Colm joined a panel of speakers in the Payments & Data theatre to discuss ‘Making Infrastructure Work for Customers’.
For events and appearances in 2020, please watch this space.