The opening remarks will set the scene with global developments including Facebook coin, FATF regulatory threats, Bitcoin breaking $11,000 and the rise of China and emerging markets. Remarks will also cover the new vision for Fintech Week and future plans for global expansion of the brand.
This is a fascinating time with a continually shifting banking battlefield. Despite this London remains central to developments in Fintech and Financial Services. This is a fascinating time with a continually shifting banking battlefield. Despite this London remains central to developments in Fintech and Financial Services. Foreign investment remains strong, notwithstanding Brexit; due to London’s favourable regulatory environment, many unicorns are founded here; London’s vibrant environment attracts world-quality talent; and the future of fintech in London is marked by collaboration. The UK, and London in particular, has built an incredible financial services community that, positioned correctly, can withstand techno economic headwinds.
The latest future trends in Fintech. Whether its how biometric technology is shaping the world of fintech, or robo-advisors and their impact on banking and retail, or what will banks & payment providers look like in 2030? You will learn about the latest trends and their impact on the future of finance organizations. But what exactly will their impact be? What is the future of finance in the face of these developments?
Decentralized Finance, The Rise of Challenger Banks, Big Tech & AI, ML, in Finance
What are the ethical considerations with the growing use of AI? There needs to be development of, and better use of ethical frameworks and criteria to ensure technology is building out in an inclusive, systemic way to address the issues supposed to solve.
Money as we know it is being disrupted and it’s happening across the globe and at a pace faster than most have anticipated. Societies are becoming cashless; with South Korea and Sweden leading the way where it is expected that cash will have completely disappeared within five years’ time.
Key trends include ongoing digital transformation, collaboration with FinTech, and the increasing role of artificial intelligence and robotics. Banks and financial institutions need to re-define themselves as agile technology companies as customer preferences, demographics and lifestyles change. How will this impact on your approach to customers and the service you offer?
The underlying drivers of disruption are more powerful and complex today than ever. And it’s the collision of forces driving disruption that will continue to generate moments of opportunity. They’re as open to incumbents as they are to new entrants and players from outside financial services. The key to capturing them? Being prepared. In this keynote, PwC’s Financial Services Disruption lead Arthur Hughes-Hallett will talk us through the key disruptive trends impacting Financial Services and the market opportunity for firms who can turn disruption to their advantage.
The Future of Money: Libra and the Internet of Value - Barry James will host a debate among leaders in crypto currency and futurists on the landscape, and the future of money payments and finance, just changed. But where are we headed?
What are the barriers and opportunities for widespread adoption of crypto-currencies? This panel will discuss volatility, usability, acceptance and regulation, along with the opportunities through new media channels and the latest Facebook announcements of Libra Coin for widespread adoption of crypto-currencies.
As the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) prepares to roll out a new set of rules aiming to increase compliance requirements on Cryptocurrency exchanges at the G20 Leaders’ Summit this June, a collective of international industry associations have led an initiative to bring together the world's most significantVirtual Assets Service Providers (VASPs) for the first-ever V20Summit , to be held as a concurrent event to the G20 on June 28-29 in Osaka,Japan. With the G20 exploring how to maximize opportunities presented by blockchain technologies, and with businesses needing clarity and certainty around global regulatory frameworks, there is a clear need for an international dialogue to drive collaboration between government and industry to deliver a coordinated response to the updated standards proposed by the FATF. How will regulators respond?
All FinTech relies on a fast, secure and resilient infrastructure in order to operate. Yet, in most cases the infrastructure is taken for granted while through simple choices FinTech solutions could enhance their performance and resilience. In this keynote we will learn how FinTech, Cloud and end-users can benefit from better choices regarding the underlying infrastructure.
Banking and insurance are changing with global efforts to embrace open banking initiatives, a focus on real-time engagement with customers, and consistent service management across differentiated devices – all driven through digitalization. Businesses are prioritizing FinTech investment in payments, mobile applications and InsurTech as key areas of interest. Learn more about these trends and institutional responses.
Fintech is very much a zeitgeist right now. Competition to get noticed is fierce. Everyone is jostling for profile and competing for thought leader status. The press is saturated with ‘fintech experts’ wanting to share their opinion. And when there’s a new launch to market every day, why should the media be interested in your proposition in particular? Particularly if it’s not as cutting edge. In this panel, hear from the journalist agenda-setters themselves, who will share their insights on: - What makes a good fintech story? What doesn’t? - How can companies stand out and get noticed by journalists, amongst all the noise? - What are the big trends that they’re following? - How can you engage with them?
Update on the latest developments on use if digital assets in the commercial space, including retail, loyalty programs, supply chain and logistics and education.
Computable Contracts are legal contracts that are readable by both humans and computers. This facilitates contract analytics, automated translation into smart contract code, and automatic validation of the correctness of the smart contract code (i.e. to prove that it is faithful to the contract). This presentation will outline the vision for Computable Contracts and the current R&D roadmap.
Using novel approaches that exploit the blockchain to identifying illegal activity, we estimate that around $76 billion of illegal activity per year is financed through payments in bitcoin, representing around 46% of bitcoin transactions. Approximately one quarter of all bitcoin users are involved in illegal activity. These staggering numbers are close to the scale of the US and European markets for illegal drugs and suggest that cryptocurrencies are transforming the black markets by enabling “black e-commerce”. Our analysis makes use of FBI seizures of illicitly used bitcoin, scraped darknet forums, and the wallets of darknet marketplaces that facilitate trade in illegal goods.
How to determine if Blockchain is right for your business.
A lively panel discussion on changes in the Fintech landscape globally, and the rise of emerging markets. London has long held its position as a financial services capital, how does it stand in the fast moving Fintech market?
Asia is leading the way in consumer adoption of financial technology products. In China and India, the most populous nations in the world, more than half of adult consumers active online said they regularly use fintech services, according to a 2017 survey conducted by Ernst & Young. Hear about what is going on in Asia and why the UK should pay attention.
Worlds first fractional ownership of exotic cars.
It is now possible, with technology, to envision a world where everyone has an identity, where everyone can be connected to the economic system, where farmers get fair deals for their crops, and land registration is incorruptible. It is conceivable that anyone in the world can now become educated. Blockchain has direct application to enhance economic growth through financial inclusion and many governments around the world are looking at how blockchain can be applied to enable economic growth.
The Future of Money: Is the G8 & FATF Killing Crypto? Global Governance via the back door? Barry James will lead a panel of crypto and banking experts in a debate of the latest the global approach to regulation of crypto currencies. "
With FinTech usage reaching even higher levels of adoption, there is broad appreciation that FinTech innovation is here to stay. With dozens of startups entering the mix every day, how do you get noticed and jump ahead of the competition? Learn from one of the original FinTech pioneers about the key drivers that can enable you to launch, grow, scale and succeed in the growing and competitive FinTech category.
Understanding Blockchain and how to get started as a developer.
Comprehensive overview of recent trends in Fintech, based on global research on investment in financial technology including ICOs and smart ledgers and the strategic implications of Fintech (Financial Services Innovation), Digital Technologies and business reorganisation.
What are the strategies shaping private equity in 2019 and beyond ? How do challenges of access to financing, regulatory environment, political uncertainty, competition, deal sourcing and high transaction multiples affect the market? What will be the impact of China's Internet and technology firms capturing a growing share of global private equity and venture investment, a signal of just how much has changed. What role will venture capital play in building the next generation of fintech? What sectors and types of companies will be most attractive for investment? Our panel of VC investors will explore these topics from a diverse set of perspectives.
Finimize is a fintech startup for young professionals who have savings but don’t know where to invest. What started as a financial newsletter to address the “information asymmetry” that has sustained the financial advice industry for decades, has since grown into a movement 400,000 people strong. With independent, digestible content as well as access to a community of like-minded individuals, Finimize accompanies users across the entire financial journey. Nikolaus covers what role this lack of know-how plays in the fintech landscape and how this has laid the foundation for a scaling startup.
Innovation and especially fintech is accelerating our journey towards a new global world where money is global and electronic and we are all connected in new ways, able to relate and transact in new ways. Facebook have made a bold move with Libra. What will the future look like - who will decide?
Just what will the impact of key trends including ongoing digital transformation, collaboration with FinTech, and the increasing role of artificial intelligence and robotics. Banks and financial institutions need to re-define themselves as agile technology companies as customer preferences, demographics and lifestyles change. How will this impact on your approach to customers and the service you offer? What can you expect over the next year? Our panel of experts and futurists share their predictions.
How can we nurture and support a collaborative ecosystem of the next generation of entrepreneurs? What should innovation policy look like? Proactive government can create new industries - by underwriting experimentation, providing guiderails, defining problem spaces and leveraging public private partnerships. Hear from startups and incubators what their challenges are in building a vibrant ecosystem.