Deniss Fiļipovs started to work at Latvijas Banka in 2011 as a Payment and Financial Market Analyst with the focus on payments policy, development and innovation. Since 2015, he is the Head of Payment Systems Policy Division of the Payment Systems Department with the responsibility for oversight of payment systems and payment instruments in Latvia and Europe. That also includes the monitoring of the trends in fintech and analysing the impact of the new technologies on the financial market infrastructure. He participates in the instant payments project of Latvijas Banka. Deniss Fiļipovs is an expert in the area of virtual currencies and facilitates discussion about the high potential of the blockchain technology. He holds an MSc in Business Economics from Riga Technical University.