Rune Mai is the CEO and Co-Founder of the European open banking platform Aiia which was recently acquired by Mastercard. With more than 10 years of experience in the fintech field, Rune is one of the most influential voices in Nordic fintech. His vision is to create frictionless financial futures for millions of European consumers and businesses with seamless access to financial data and instant payments. Aiia empowers hundreds of banks, fintechs and payments solutions to innovate and build open banking solutions to the benefit of consumers and businesses. With a purposeful drive of making money easier for everyone, Aiia was developed to standardise the format of financial data and payments - and Rune Mai has played an important role in accelerating financial innovation in Europe through a quality, security and compliance-driven approach to open banking APIs. Today the open banking platform connects to an estimated reach of 337 million European citizens through 2900 connected banks.