Agenda

From fireside chats on the crypto boom to interactive panels on AI and machine learning, join FinTech’s leaders and innovators at IFGS in March 2018. See what to expect this year by viewing the summit agenda. You can filter your search by FinTech theme, session format and location (across our 3 stages!). Please just check each tab to ensure your results have been returned.

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DAY ONE – MONDAY 19TH MARCH
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DAY TWO – TUESDAY 20TH MARCH
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0800
Registration
Great Hall
08:00 - 08:45

Coffee and Breakfast

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0830
Welcome – Katie Derham, British Newscaster
Great Hall
08:45 - 09:00
Katie Derham
Broadcaster
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Welcome Address – Charlotte Crosswell, CEO, Innovate Finance
Great Hall
09:00 - 09:10
Digital Disruption FinTech

Making FinTech Happen.

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How can the industry come together to ensure FinTech delivers on its promises and truly impacts the way financial services are provided to customers and businesses?

Charlotte Crosswell
CEO, Innovate Finance
Theme
  • Digital Disruption
  • FinTech
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  • Plenary Address
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Workshop
Grocers' Hall
09:00 - 10:00

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Keynote – Lance Uggla, CEO, IHS Markit
Great Hall
09:10 - 09:30
Digital Disruption FinTech
Lance Uggla
CEO, IHS Markit
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  • Digital Disruption
  • FinTech
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  • Keynote
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FinTech Leaders: Inspiration for the Next Generation
Great Hall
09:30 - 10:05
FinTech Scaling and Growth

Launching and growing a successful business is a journey full of steep learning curves, eventual losses, big wins and even failures. It is a journey few of us embark on and even fewer truly succeed at. Creating a FinTech success story is no different, there are challenges, opportunities, milestones and horizons.

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Launching and growing a successful business is a journey full of steep learning curves, eventual losses, big wins and even failures. It is a journey few of us embark on and even fewer truly succeed at. Creating a FinTech success story is no different, there are challenges, opportunities, milestones and horizons. With a panel of seasoned FinTech founders, we review the FinTech successes and failures of 2017, what we should expect next in 2018 and the lessons they have learned as innovators who have made it. What made the difference? How is growth achieved and maintained? And what makes and defines a great FinTech leader?

Moderator
Michael Tang
Partner, Deloitte
Anne Boden
CEO, Starling Bank
Ron Kalifa
Vice Chairman and Executive Director, Worldpay
Jeff Lynn
Executive Chairman and Co-Founder, Seedrs
Rishi Khosla
CEO, OakNorth
Theme
  • FinTech
  • Scaling and Growth
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  • Panel Discussion
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What Does FinTech Need To Deliver Real Change?
Great Hall
10:05 - 10:40
FinTech

FinTech has taken the financial services world by storm. It has dominated headlines and boardrooms and become a talking point for governments, regulators, investors and the world’s largest financial institutions. We have seen the adoption of FinTech by customers and businesses across a range of products and services, and witnessed unprecedented investment in the sector both in the UK and globally...

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FinTech has taken the financial services world by storm. It has dominated headlines and boardrooms and become a talking point for governments, regulators, investors and the world’s largest financial institutions. We have seen the adoption of FinTech by customers and businesses across a range of products and services, and witnessed unprecedented investment in the sector both in the UK and globally. While FinTech is now squarely in the public and private eye, what is the next step to deliver even greater change? Is FinTech transformative or additive and does it matter which? Can greater investment, government support, access to talent and customers empower FinTech to deliver real change? What else can be done to support the growth of the sector?

Moderator
Andrea Catherwood
Journalist, Presenter and Broadcaster
Imran Gulamhuseinwala
Implementation Trustee, Open Banking
Kevin Hanley
Director of Innovation, RBS
Kirsty Rutter
MD, CIO, Barclays UK
Jaidev Janardana
CEO, Zopa
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  • FinTech
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  • Panel Discussion
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Workshop: Advances in Automated Machine Learning and Fraud Detection
Grocers' Hall
10:05 - 11:05

A workshop led by Data Robot. Automated Machine Learning is changing the fundamental ways financial services firms operate. Whether prospecting for new customers, predicting payment performance, or preventing customer attrition; financial services firms are relying on machine learning to do tasks more efficiently.

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Automated Machine Learning is changing the fundamental ways financial services firms operate. Whether prospecting for new customers, predicting payment performance, or preventing customer attrition; financial services firms are relying on machine learning to do tasks more efficiently. Fraud detection is an area of particular interest to financial services. Traditional rules-based approaches to detecting fraud are quickly being replaced by automated machine learning. However, even within the machine learning realm, fraudsters are still able to create havoc. DataRobot, the world’s leading automated machine learning platform, will discuss the revolution happening in automated machine learning within financial services with a special emphasis on novel fraud detection techniques to spot even the most sophisticated criminals.

Justin Dickerson
General Manager, Global Financial Services, DataRobot
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Morning Break
Great Hall
10:40 - 11:10

Coffee and Refreshments

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Welcome Address – Chris Denson
Livery Hall
10:55 - 11:00

Livery Hall host Chris Denson opens the stage with a welcome address and details what to expect over the course of the day.

Chris Denson
Director, Ignition Factory, Omnicom Media Group and Host, Innovation Crush
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Keynote – Liam Maxwell, National Technology Adviser, HM Government
Livery Hall
11:00 - 11:15
Skills and Talent Tech and Data

Discover Liam Maxwell's unique perspective on the future of FinTech and financial services.

Liam Maxwell
National Technology Advisor, HM Government
Theme
  • Skills and Talent
  • Tech and Data
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  • Keynote
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Plenary Address – Catherine McGuinness, City of London Corporation
Great Hall
11:00 - 11:05
IoT and Connected Cities Skills and Talent

How do you retain trust in a given economic environment?

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How do you retain trust in a given economic environment? From giving a voice to all actors to ensuring contract continuation despite changing regulations, how can we look at the situation with pragmatism and assess the long-term sine qua non of economic growth?

Catherine McGuinness
Chairman, Policy and Resources Committee, City of London Corporation
Theme
  • IoT and Connected Cities
  • Skills and Talent
Format
  • Plenary Address
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Keynote – Nikolay Storonsky, CEO, Revolut
Great Hall
11:05 - 11:25
Nikolay Storonsky
CEO, Revolut
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Will the UK Open Banking Project Deliver on its Promise?
Grocers' Hall
11:10 - 11:45
APIs and Open Banking

Open banking is an exciting step toward a digitised future, bringing the promise of liberalised data, focused regulation and empowered customers. The UK’s open banking regulations came into effect on 13th January 2018 and have been heralded as the catalyst for the transformation of financial services...

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Open banking is an exciting step toward a digitised future, bringing the promise of liberalised data, focused regulation and empowered customers. The UK’s open banking regulations came into effect on 13th January 2018 and have been heralded as the catalyst for the transformation of financial services. The UK Open Banking Project, led by the CMA and Open Banking Implementation Entity (OBIE), seeks to deliver on this promise, but what are the challenges that lie ahead? Can opening banking truly enable third parties and enhance competition? How will GDPR affect implementation? And how quickly will customers look to adopt new service offerings, if at all?

Marten Nelson
Co-founder and VP of Marketing, Token
Dr Tim Sievers
Founder and CEO, Deposit Solutions
Christoph Rieche
Co-founder and CEO, iwoca
Chris Gorst
FinTech Challenge Prize Lead, Nesta
Theme
  • APIs and Open Banking
Format
  • Opinions
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Cyber Security: Can We Present a United Front?
Livery Hall
11:15 - 11:55
Cyber Security

In January 2018, the head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre warned that a major cyber-attack on the UK is a matter of “when, not if.”

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In January 2018, the head of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre warned that a major cyber-attack on the UK is a matter of “when, not if.” In the financial services sector, the threat of compromised data or crippled infrastructure would affect customers and businesses on a national and international scale. As our world becomes more connected and digitised, how are financial service providers protecting themselves, and our data? Do they have the agility and know-how to defend against attacks, or are specialised cyber startups a better fit? Will the cyber threat drive collaborations at an industry, national and international level? And can the UK present a united front and lead the way?  

Moderator
Martin Arnold
Banking Editor, Financial Times
Andersen Cheng
CEO, Post Quantum
Stewart Bertram
Director of Threat Intelligence & Professional Services, Digital Shadows
Dr Nigel Houlden PhD, BSc, MBCS, CITP
Head of Technology Policy, Information Commissioner’s Office
Andy Bates
Executive Director, United Kingdom, Europe, Middle East & Africa Global Cyber Alliance
Theme
  • Cyber Security
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  • Panel Discussion
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Has Disruption Really Benefited The End User?
Great Hall
11:25 - 12:00
Digital Disruption

FinTech has grabbed headlines for disrupting Financial Services, but is it just disruption for the sake of disruption? In what areas has it actually made a substantial change to customers lives?

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FinTech has grabbed headlines for disrupting Financial Services, but is it just disruption for the sake of disruption? In what areas has it actually made a substantial change to customers lives? How have FinTechs put customers at the heart of their propositions? And can we point to clear use cases where technology development or service change has fundamentally improved the end user’s experience?

Moderator
Emily Reid
Partner, Hogan Lovells
Shaun Port
Chief Investment Officer, Nutmeg
Michael Kent
Co-founder and CEO, Azimo
Lucy-Marie Hagues
Chief Marketing Officer, Capital One
Monica Kalia
Co-founder and Chief Strategy and Business Development Officer, Neyber
Iain McDougall
UK Country Manager, Stripe
Theme
  • Digital Disruption
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  • Opinions
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FinTech Landscape: A View from the Capital
Grocers' Hall
11:45 - 12:20
Capital and Funding

2017 saw the most VC investment flow into UK FinTech to date, and led the way in terms of overall tech investment. So what were the drivers behind this record year? Will it continue?

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2017 saw the most VC investment flow into UK FinTech to date, and led the way in terms of overall tech investment. So what were the drivers behind this record year? Will it continue?

Looking ahead to 2018 – what will be the hottest trends and areas of investment? What micro and macro trends will affect the landscape?

Now 5 years old, FinTech has reached its mature phase – what does that mean for investment? Will we finally see some FinTech exits and what will the landscape look like in 5 years time?

Alex Macpherson
Chair, Octopus Ventures
Mark Whitcroft
Founding Partner, Illuminate Financial
Mike Sigal
Partner, 500 Startups
Claire Calmejane
Director of Innovation and Digital Centre of Excellence, Lloyds Banking Group
Kaushalya Somasundaram
Head of FinTech Partnerships and Strategy, HSBC
Theme
  • Capital and Funding
Format
  • Interactive Polling Panel
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Fireside Chat
Livery Hall
11:50 - 12:10
FinTech
Theme
  • FinTech
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  • Fireside Chat
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Lunch Break
Great Hall
12:00 - 13:00
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Lunch Break
Livery Hall
12:15 - 13:15
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Lunch Break
Grocers' Hall
12:20 - 12:50
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Workshop: How will the UK Open Banking project work in practice?
Grocers' Hall
12:50 - 13:50
APIs and Open Banking

A workshop led by Hogan Lovells examining the following topics:

· How does the UK Open Banking project fit with PSD2, the RTS and the GDPR?
· The Open Banking Directory: what is it and how does it service the new ecosystem?
· The final position on screen-scraping under the RTS. Where do Banks and Third Party Providers stand?
· Secure Customer Authentication: how do you satisfy the requirements?

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A workshop led by Hogan Lovells examining the following topics:

· How does the UK Open Banking project fit with PSD2, the RTS and the GDPR?
· The Open Banking Directory: what is it and how does it service the new ecosystem?
· The final position on screen-scraping under the RTS. Where do Banks and Third Party Providers stand?
· Secure Customer Authentication: how do you satisfy the requirements?

John Salmon
Financial Services Technology Partner, Hogan Lovells
Theme
  • APIs and Open Banking
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  • Workshop
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Workshop
Grocers' Hall
13:00 - 14:00
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Keynote – Rt Hon John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury
Great Hall
13:00 - 13:15
Brexit Capital and Funding FinTech Skills and Talent

From access to global talent and predictable and stable trade to clarity and certainty of economics and legal conditions, what constitutes the sound platform FinTech needs to flourish?

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From access to global talent and predictable and stable trade to clarity and certainty of economics and legal conditions, what constitutes the sound platform FinTech needs to flourish?

John Glen
Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister
Theme
  • Brexit
  • Capital and Funding
  • FinTech
  • Skills and Talent
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  • Keynote
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Keynote – Chris Woolard, Director of Strategy and Competition, FCA
Great Hall
13:15 - 13:30
Regulation and Policy Scaling and Growth

How do regulators strike the right balance between certainty and flexibility to support and foster innovation in financial services?

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How do regulators strike the right balance between certainty and flexibility to support and foster innovation in financial services? What are the internal methodologies regulators can adopt to stay up to date and constantly grow their reach? From protecting consumers’ interests to fostering healthy competition and safeguarding the integrity of markets, what does the perfect regulatory network look like?

Chris Woolard
Director of Strategy and Competition, FCA
Theme
  • Regulation and Policy
  • Scaling and Growth
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  • Keynote
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ICOs & Crypto: Can We Move Beyond the Wild West?
Livery Hall
13:15 - 13:40
ICOs and Crypto

2017 was a landmark year for cryptocurrencies. Their combined market value went from less than $20bn to more than $540bn, with predictions in 2018 of bitcoin’s potential to reach $60,000 per coin. While crypto’s meteoric rise has brought high returns for some, it has raised serious questions on market manipulation, illegal trading, a lack of regulation and the threat posed to ambitious but ill-informed investors...

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2017 was a landmark year for cryptocurrencies. Their combined market value went from less than $20bn to more than $540bn, with predictions in 2018 of bitcoin’s potential to reach $60,000 per coin. While crypto’s meteoric rise has brought high returns for some, it has raised serious questions on market manipulation, illegal trading, a lack of regulation and the threat posed to ambitious but ill-informed investors. ICOs have also proven themselves in 2017 as a low-cost, high-speed means of capital raising. But with an estimated $400 million stolen from ICOs by hackers, can they truly survive the comparison with IPOs? And in an environment where access to long term funding is challenging, can ICOs be the ultimate remedy? 

Moderator
Dave Birch
Director of Innovation, Consult Hyperion
Carlos Espinal
Managing Partner, Seedcamp
Theme
  • ICOs and Crypto
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  • Opinions
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Incumbent Innovation: Big Change or Big Talk?
Great Hall
13:30 - 14:05
Banking Innovation FinTech

Are incumbent banks and innovation a contradiction in terms? What have been the tangible results of large-scale innovation projects - are they delivering real change for customers or failing to materialise?

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Are incumbent banks and innovation a contradiction in terms? With FinTech’s promise of lower costs, advanced technology and agile business models, how are incumbent players, dogged by legacy systems and corporate cultures, taking on the innovation task? While we have seen a growing commitment to deliver more innovative propositions and have certainly heard a great deal of talk by key players, are we actually seeing true transformation? And if so where and how is this being driven from within these institutions – through infrastructure, service offerings, culture? What are some key examples? And what more can be done to drive even greater change?

Moderator
Katie Derham
Broadcaster
Bipin Sahni
EVP, Head of Innovation and R&D, Innovation Group, Wells Fargo
Sigridur Sigurdardottir
CIO, Santander, UK
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  • Banking Innovation
  • FinTech
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  • Panel Discussion
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Financial Inclusion: Will Digital Decrease Disparity?
Livery Hall
13:40 - 14:15
Financial Inclusion

From financial inclusion to financial wellness, how is FinTech making finance work for everyone? Ten years on from the 2008 financial crisis, the issue of financial inclusion has received global recognition and countries around the world are increasingly employing initiatives aimed at enhancing the adoption of banking services, reducing poverty and inequality.

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From financial inclusion to financial wellness, how is FinTech making finance work for everyone? Ten years on from the 2008 financial crisis, the issue of financial inclusion has received global recognition and countries around the world are increasingly employing initiatives aimed at enhancing the adoption of banking services, reducing poverty and inequality. Technology can improve the economics of servicing the unbanked and underbanked and FinTech businesses have harnessed the power of digital to lower the barriers to entry. Yet, are these digital products and services truly available and adoptable by target customers en masse? And how are businesses, and nations, thinking about domestic and international collaboration?

Moderator
Daniel Korski CBE
CEO, Public.io
Freddy Kelly
Co-Founder and CEO, Credit Kudos
Virraj Jatania
Founder and CEO, Pockit
Kabir Kumar
Global Policy Lead, Omidyar Network
Eva Gustavsson
Director, EMEA Government Relations, PayPal
Theme
  • Financial Inclusion
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  • Interactive Polling Panel
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Where is the Tech in FinTech?
Grocers' Hall
13:55 - 14:30
Tech and Data

At the heart of FinTech is the promise to introduce new and exciting technology to the financial sector. Technology is the driver of disruption, offering businesses and consumers efficiency, flexibility and the enhancement of user experience...

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At the heart of FinTech is the promise to introduce new and exciting technology to the financial sector. Technology is the driver of disruption, offering businesses and consumers efficiency, flexibility and the enhancement of user experience – powering new or improved ways to deliver financial services and continually improve and better the industry. So who are the businesses putting technology at the core of their business and how have they secured the right strategy, team and capital to do so?

Russ Thornton
Chief Technology Officer, WorldRemit
Marieke Flament
Managing Director Europe, Circle
Paolo Galvani
Co-founder and Chairman, Moneyfarm
Victor Trokoudes
CEO, Plum
Luke Griffiths
Vice President and General Manager, Klarna
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  • Tech and Data
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FinTech Capital: Is UK Smart Enough?
Great Hall
14:05 - 14:35
Capital and Funding

How does the current UK funding landscape stack up against the rest of the world? What do investors see as the strengths and weaknesses? More capital than ever is flowing into UK FinTech from the rest of the world with figures released recently reporting a total of £1.8bn VC investment across 224 deals in 2017 with 56% coming from non UK domiciled VCs.

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How does the current UK funding landscape stack up against the rest of the world? What do investors see as the strengths and weaknesses? More capital than ever is flowing into UK FinTech from the rest of the world with figures released recently reporting a total of £1.8bn VC investment across 224 deals in 2017 with 56% coming from non UK domiciled VCs. So what are the advantages and disadvantages of local capital? What does the UK need to do to maintain its status as a global FinTech leader? How can it continue to attract even more talent and investment?

Moderator
Eileen Burbidge
Partner, Passion Capital and FinTech Envoy, HM Treasury
Dan Cobley
Managing Partner, FinTech, Blenheim Chalcot
Stephen Lemon
Co-Founder, Currency Cloud
Chris Skinner
Founder, The Finanser
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  • Capital and Funding
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Blockchain: Pipeline or Pipe dream?
Livery Hall
14:15 - 14:45
Blockchain

While we have reached a new global understanding of blockchain technology’s potential to transform existing financial infrastructure, when will it deliver on its promises? Critics argue that the blockchain buzz is filled with pipe dreams, while proponents point to the pipeline and implementations already happening across governments and industries...

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While we have reached a new global understanding of blockchain technology’s potential to transform existing financial infrastructure, when will it deliver on its promises?  Critics argue that the blockchain buzz is filled with pipe dreams, while proponents point to the pipeline and implementations already happening across governments and industries. On the ground, financial institutions are wrestling with the cryptocurrency dilemma and the potential for blockchain to disintermediate key services but also save substantial operational sums. And FinTech startups are harnessing open blockchains to deliver innovative software solutions for smart contracts, microlending, banking applications and more. But what is the timeline for the blockchain revolution and is mainstream adoption a possibility?

Peter Stephens
Head of Blockchain and UK Group Innovation, UBS
Anthony Woolley
Head of Group Innovation, Societe Generale
Marcus Treacher
SVP of Customer Success, Ripple
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  • Blockchain
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AI & Machine Learning: Will the Robots Rise?
Great Hall
14:35 - 15:20
AI and Machine Learning

UBS reported that AI has the potential to boost banks' revenues by 3.4% and cut costs by 3.9% over the next three years. However so far we have seen few successful use cases beyond chat bots and robo advisors. Is 2018 finally the year this technology turns from hype to reality?

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UBS reported that AI has the potential to boost banks’ revenues by 3.4% and cut costs by 3.9% over the next three years. However so far we have seen few successful use cases beyond chat bots and robo advisors. Is 2018 finally the year this technology turns from hype to reality? In what form will these intelligence products and solutions take and what challenges will we face if and when these robots rise?

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  • AI and Machine Learning
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  • Panel Discussion
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Geopolitics and Tech: What’s At Stake?
Livery Hall
14:45 - 15:00
Brexit Tech and Data

Who is likely to lead global tech development in 2018 and why?

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Who is likely to lead global tech development in 2018 and why? How does a country’s geopolitical constraints factor in its technological development and what are the case studies? Looking at infrastructure, demographics, labour flexibility and access to capital, who is leading the way and who needs to step up?

Sean West
Deputy CEO, Eurasia
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  • Brexit
  • Tech and Data
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  • Keynote
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Grocers' Hall
14:45 - 15:45
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FinTech and the Buy Side: Can Alternative Data Create Alpha?
Livery Hall
15:00 - 15:35
Buyside

When it comes to the use of alternative data, the opportunities are huge – but what about the challenges?

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When it comes to the use of alternative data, the opportunities are huge – but what about the challenges? We’re undergoing a data revolution: from satellite data, geolocation, the internet of things to social media. Combine that with modern day technology applications and resources, we now have the capacity to extract real time insights, correlations and trends to users directly in trading strategies. But how can this data be effectively sourced and structured? While incumbents struggle to overcome budgetary, implementation and legacy challenges, FinTech startups face tough compliance screening and vendor consolidation. Is it possible to see through the noise and generate true alpha?

Clare Flynn-Levy
Founder and CEO, Essentia Analytics
Alston Zecha
Director, Eight Roads
Bryan Yates
Director of sales, Orbital Insights
Neha Manaktala
COO, AltFi Data
Niels Turfboer
Managing Director, Spotcap UK
Scott Rosen
Founder and CEO, Visible Alpha
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Keynote – Rt Hon Nicky Morgan, MP
Great Hall
15:20 - 15:35
FinTech Regulation and Policy
Rt Hon Nicky Morgan
MP, Loughborough
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  • FinTech
  • Regulation and Policy
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  • Keynote
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Afternoon Break
Grocers' Hall
15:35 - 16:45
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Afternoon Break
Great Hall
15:35 - 16:00
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Afternoon Break
Livery Hall
15:35 - 16:00
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What will the Regulator of the Future Look Like?
Livery Hall
16:00 - 16:35
RegTech

Do regulators see innovation as a policy challenge, a new source of risks or as an opportunity to improve their own operations?

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Do regulators see financial innovation as a policy challenge, a new source of risks or as an opportunity to improve their own operations? In an evolving financial services landscape, how can regulators better foresee and counter emerging risks which may arise from the growth of FinTech? And when it comes to developing financial regulatory frameworks questions of efficiency, flexibility, and data accuracy must be raised to ensure the compliance of regulated entities and the safety and stability of global financial systems. How should regulators adopt technology-led approaches within their own four walls to improve oversight, and financial stability whilst enabling innovation to flourish? Looking forward, what can financial services industry expect and is significant regulatory change on the horizon?

Jo Ann Barefoot
CEO, Barefoot Innovation Group
Nick Cook
Head of RegTech and Advanced Analytics, FCA
Mark Adams
Senior Executive Leader, Strategic Intelligence, Australian Securities and Investments Commission
Martin Etheridge
Head of Division responsible for FinTech, Bank of England
Richard Teng
CEO, Financial Services Regulatory Authority, Abu Dhabi Global Markets
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  • RegTech
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Grocers' Hall
16:05 - 17:05
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Reimagining the Role of the CDO, CEO, CIO
Great Hall
16:05 - 16:40
FinTech
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  • FinTech
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Sandboxes: Advancing Open Innovation
Livery Hall
16:35 - 17:10
Sandboxes

Sandboxes provide the opportunity to advance open innovation, providing a testing environment for new technologies, processes and products. But how do you assess the effectiveness of a sandbox? With greater international interest in building and maintaining sandboxes, we bring together testimonials from around the world and take a look at the key trends.

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Sandboxes provide the opportunity to advance open innovation, providing a testing environment for new technologies, processes and products. But how do you assess the effectiveness of a sandbox? With greater international interest in building and maintaining sandboxes, we bring together testimonials from around the world and take a look at the key trends. With over 20 regulatory sandboxes active globally and a number of Industry Sandboxes in development, what have we learned about the utility of this tool for getting new products to consumers more efficiently? Who are the main beneficiaries from the creation of sandboxes, the startups, regulators, customers? And ultimately what does the future hold for their implementation?

Moderator
Matteo Rizzi
Co-founder, FinTechStage
Jorge Ruiz
Founder and CEO, Above and Beyond
Charles d’Haussy
Head of FinTech, Invest Hong Kong
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The New Face of Finance: Reconnecting with the Customer
Great Hall
16:40 - 17:05
FinTech Tech and Data

In 2018 the UK opened the door for customers to engage in a wholly new way with financial services. Open banking and PSD2 have unlocked permission-based access to customers’ financial data and placed even closer scrutiny on the relationship customers’ have with their banks, FinTech applications, technology and social media platforms.

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While financial institutions rethink their engagement with digitally-enabled customers, tech giants already have a wealth of experience in utilising insights from customers’ data.

FinTechs too are prepared with innovative propositions designed to seamlessly work with customers’ everyday routines. But what opportunities exist for these players to collaborate, and how can the UK’s biggest banks work with large tech firms to truly put the customer financial experience first? Can they learn from each other and better understand, engage and interact with their customers? How has communication and customer experience changed in the digital age?

Theme
  • FinTech
  • Tech and Data
Format
  • Panel Discussion
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Will InsurTech Follow the Path of FinTech?
Great Hall
17:05 - 17:45
Insurtech

Hear exclusively from Lemonade CEO Daniel Schreiber and Direct Line CEO Paul Geddes on the future of InsurTech and the growing disruption seen in the insurance industry.

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Hear exclusively from Lemonade CEO Daniel Schreiber and Direct Line CEO Paul Geddes on the future of InsurTech and the growing disruption seen in the insurance industry. Backed by Allianz, Sequoia Capital and Google Ventures, Lemonade saw SoftBank take part in its $120m series C funding round in December 2017. Direct Line is a leading insurance company determined to improve its services to customers and remain innovative. Join these two powerhouse CEOs as they talk disruption, differentiation and how building consumer focused solutions is the key across all industries.

Daniel Schreiber
CEO and Co-Founder, Lemonade
Paul Geddes
CEO, Direct Line
Theme
  • Insurtech
Format
  • Fireside Chat
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Keynote – Hiroki Takeushi, CEO, GoCardless
Livery Hall
17:10 - 17:25
FinTech Scaling and Growth
Hiroki Takeushi
CEO, GoCardless
Theme
  • FinTech
  • Scaling and Growth
Format
  • Keynote
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1700
Closing the Gender Gap in FinTech
Livery Hall
17:25 - 17:55
Diversity

Figures from 2017 show that women represent only 29% of the staff in FinTech. How can work together to achieve parity in the sector?

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Figures from 2017 show that women represent only 29% of the staff in the FinTech industry sector. The “Fintech Census,” commissioned by the Treasury, found that only 17% of senior executives in FinTech are women. When looking comparatively at the notorious under-representation of women in senior positions in large technology firms and financial institutions –  why is the situation stagnating in an industry sector dominated by millennials who are supposedly more sensitive to equality issues? What can be done to shift the trend once and for all?

Moderator
Priya Guha
UK Head, RocketSpace
Felicia Meyerowitz Singh
CEO, Akoni Hub
Celine Lazorthes
Founder and CEO, MangoPay
Benedetta Arese Lucini
Co-Founder, Oval Money
David Lawlor
Co-founder and COO, Enforcd
Susanne Chishti
CEO, FINTECH Circle and Co-Editor of Bestseller The FINTECH Book
Theme
  • Diversity
Format
  • Interactive Polling Panel
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1730
Closing Remarks
Great Hall
17:45 - 17:50
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Closing Remarks
Livery Hall
17:55 - 18:00
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1800
LHV Drinks Reception: Will Global Cities Prevail Over Countries?
Grocers' Hall
18:00 - 19:30
Digital Disruption IoT and Connected Cities

It seems that when it comes to business, London is where you have to be. It is a financial centre and a global city in the pure form.
The first decades of the 21th century have shown that in many fields of life the major players on the world stage are not so much nation states but global cities...

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As a business, it is more reasonable to think in terms of cosmopolitan metropolises than in terms of countries these cities are located in. With a one-hour panel discussion, we would like to exchange ideas about the role of cities as hubs of business, innovation, culture, education and as drivers of progress. We’ll attempt to figure out the historical context and what kind of relationships will global cities have with states in the future.

Theme
  • Digital Disruption
  • IoT and Connected Cities
Format
  • Fringe Event
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Drinks Reception
Old Library
18:00 - 19:30
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Bahrain FinTech Hub Networking Breakfast
IFGS Campus
08:00 - 09:00

Tuesday 20th March, 8am-9am, The Anthologist, Gresham Street

Join the team from Bahrain EDB for a networking breakfast at our annual Innovate Finance meet up. Hear the latest news from David Parker, Head of Financial Services on Bahrain Fintech Bay – the largest Fintech Hub in the GCC, our Regulatory Sandbox, Crowdfunding developments and Islamic Fintech in the Kingdom.

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