Mariam Ogunbambi

Chief Client Officer

Engine by Starling

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Speaker Bio

Mariam Ogunbambi is Chief Client Officer of Engine, Starling Bank’s Software-as-a-Service arm. Engine provides financial institutions around the world with access to Starling’s market leading cloud native banking platform. She leads the management of Engine’s existing clients; responsible for onboarding, implementation through to relationship and success management.

Her aim is to proactively work in partnership with clients by anticipating their challenges and providing solutions that enable them to succeed and grow using the Engine platform. Drawing on her consultancy background in Financial Services and experience in programme management and operations at Starling Bank, she seeks to work collaboratively with clients and help them reach and exceed their desired outcomes.

Before working on Engine, Mariam was Head of Card Payments at Starling. Prior to this, she joined in 2016 and delivered integrations between Starling’s own systems and the wider banking, payments and finance landscape. As part of this, she worked with everyone from new fintech start-ups to traditional central banks and ensured that Starling became the 13th direct member of the Faster Payments Service (FPS), an essential banking infrastructure that strengthened Starling’s position as a fully licensed bank. She is the winner of two FinTech Awards; TechWomen50 and Future Stars of Tech – Fintech Category.

Speaker Sessions


Changing Banking For Good: Why Digital Transformation Is A Competitive Advantage

30 mins
  • Track - FinTech
  • Data & Analytics
  • Mariam Ogunbambi

    Chief Client Officer

    Engine by Starling

The banking industry is at an inflexion point of transformative change. As consumers become increasingly digital savvy and turn to digital channels, online and mobile banking have become the new norm. It has become clear that banks must embrace new technologies and make transformative changes to remain competitive and ensure their survival. A new wave of cloud-native technology is hitting the market for banks around the world to do just that.

But how can banks effectively navigate the intricate interplay between people and culture, platforms and technology, and purpose? Above all, what lies ahead for the future of the banking industry? Join Mariam for this presentation as she takes you through the most pressing challenges facing banks today and the unprecedented opportunities.

Session Key Takeaways:

  • A deep dive on Starling Bank: An award-winning UK digital bank with 3.9 million retail and SME customers that consistently ranks #1 for customer satisfaction and customer service
  • Cloud technology uncovered: Learn how Starling’s cloud-native, core banking platform, Engine, is at the heart of its success and enables our teams to exceed customer expectations
  • The true power of digital: From delivering delightful products and self-service customer experiences to empowering back office and operational staff

This session is for you if…you are interested in digital banking, challenger bank strategies, and how legacy banks around the world can look to digitally transform. As well as understanding new technologies, benefits of the cloud and what being ‘truly digitally-native’ means for banks.

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