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  • How APIs are Shaping FinTech & the Open Banking Value Chain
    How APIs are Shaping FinTech & the Open Banking Value Chain Jeroen Hölscher, Isabel Viegas and David Chao Mar 28 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The emergence of FinTech represents both an influx of new Financial Services industry entrants as well as a fundamental disruption in the banking and FinServ value chain. In areas as diverse as payments and lending, the digital transformation of financial technology is challenging long-established business processes as global consumers embrace innovative new service conveniences.

    It is not surprising therefore that today’s most savvy banking leaders seek to future proof their business through new customer-centric products and service offerings. And within this hyper-competitive business environment, IT professionals are under increasing pressure to deliver nimble new approaches to meet these requirements more quickly.

    Attend this webinar to learn how leading banks are responding to this challenge by leveraging Open APIs to create new revenue models and realize business benefits.

    Join us and explore:

    - How the financial services value chain has changed, and what that means for information technology and security
    - How can banks leverage compliance obligations, like PSD2, as an opportunity to move towards Open Banking
    - Why existing development and delivery approaches are no longer fit for purpose

    Presented by:
    - David Chao, Head of Industry Solutions, MuleSoft
    - Isabel Viegas, EMEA Financial Services Lead, Amazon Web Services
    - Jeroen Hölscher, Head Global Payments & Cards Practice, Capgemini
  • Celent & INETCO: Is Real Time Data Necessary in Retail Banking?
    Celent & INETCO: Is Real Time Data Necessary in Retail Banking? Daniel Latimore, Senior Vice President - CELENT and Stacy Gorkoff - INETCO Mar 28 2017 5:00 pm UTC 75 mins
    Real time is rapidly becoming more important to retail banks. Payments, customer responsiveness, and fraud detection must all become faster. Powering them all is data in its many facets.

    Join banking analyst firm Celent, and real time transaction monitoring and analytics company INETCO, as they explore real time’s current progress, its implications for financial institutions, and how banks should respond.
  • Making Open Bank a success means driving consumer adoption. So what's the plan?
    Making Open Bank a success means driving consumer adoption. So what's the plan? Dr. Louise Beaumont (Open Bank and Publicis.Sapient), Nigel Verdon (Railsbank) Apr 5 2017 11:00 am UTC 60 mins
    The phrase 'Open Bank’ means nothing to consumers - and probably never will
    But the whole Open Bank endeavour will enable innovative new services, delivered by more competitive suppliers - meaning that consumers will be able to choose from products and services that are actually relevant to them and which work in today's (and tomorrow's) world
    We'll discuss how to encourage consumers to explore and embrace the new Open Bank world
  • Beyond Bitcoin: Alternate Uses for the Blockchain - gatecoin and FirstBlood
    Beyond Bitcoin: Alternate Uses for the Blockchain - gatecoin and FirstBlood Geroge Popsecu, Editor-in-Chief, Lending times; Advisor, FirstBlood.IO & gatecoin Apr 5 2017 8:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    The Blockchain is usually synonymous with Bitcoin, the now famous digital currency, but the potential for the alternate ledger in finance, and beyond is huge. Be it governments, currencies, contracts or entertainment. There's more to the Blockchain than Bitcoin.

    Join George Popsecu as he gives you his first-hand experience with two new uses for blockchain:
    - gatecoin - A technology platform for Blockchain - with application in trading and initial coin offerings, Bitcoin, Ethereum and digital currencies
    - FirstBlood - A blockchain based E-Sports betting platform that received the fastest ICO (Initial Coin Offering) in history.
  • Brexit, Trump, Globalisation and their impact on the UK's FinTech community
    Brexit, Trump, Globalisation and their impact on the UK's FinTech community Lawrence Wintermeyer (Innovate Finance), Other guests to be confirmed Apr 6 2017 11:00 am UTC 60 mins
    In the lead up to the Innovate Finance Global Summit 2017, FinTech leaders will come together to discuss the implications of several global events on the development of the FinTech ecosystem.
  • Measuring the qualitative – or how tech can save financial services from itself
    Measuring the qualitative – or how tech can save financial services from itself Jane Walshe (Enforcd), Malcolm Wright (Thomson Reuters), Qumram Apr 6 2017 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    2017 is shaping up to be the year in which RegTech catches up with FinTech and the sector is brimming with innovative ideas that can help regulated firms address regulatory requirements in an efficient and cost effective way.

    But how good is this technology, really? Can everything that is promised be delivered? At it’s best, RegTech can help firms to price and quantify the risks around a firm having a poor culture, and technology can solve problems of capturing qualitative concepts, such as behaviour and culture, and embedding these in to a firm's operational/conduct risk model.

    In this discussion, Jane Walshe of Enforcd is joined by other RegTech pioneers to discuss what RegTech can do, and also possible pitfalls to be avoided in its use.
  • Ask the Blockchain Expert: Live Q&A on Blockchain Basics and Beyond
    Ask the Blockchain Expert: Live Q&A on Blockchain Basics and Beyond David Siegel, Blockchain and Decentralization expert Apr 6 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    What is this Blockchain thing? What can you do with it? Where do you go from here?

    David Siegel, Blockchain and Decentralization expert, is a web pioneer, author, and serial entrepreneur. He is the world’s first web designer, started one of the world’s first web-design agencies, and sold it to KPMG.

    Tune in to this session where David will answer all of your Blockchain-related questions from the most basic, to the more complex.
  • Create more engaging financial wellness solutions
    Create more engaging financial wellness solutions Katy Gibson, VP Product Management, Envestnet | Yodlee Apr 6 2017 5:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    For years, delivering a powerful personal financial management solution (PFM) consisted of providing consumers with basic budgeting, spending and tracking tools. And, while many PFM users found these tools useful, many more are still left searching for more personalized and predictive solutions to help them better understand and manage their financial wellness. Today, if your PFM solution doesn't offer the personalized services and support your customers want, with the features they need, you've already lost them.

    Successful providers of financial wellness solutions understand that their biggest competitive advantage — and the key to retaining their customers — is having an intimate understanding of their clients' financial wellness. With improved data aggregation, AI models, and predictive and prescriptive analytics, your company can provide smarter, more personalized financial wellness solutions that deliver the actionable suggestions and guidance that build long-term trust and loyalty.

    To find out how you can deliver more meaningful and productive financial wellness solutions that deliver engagement and longevity, don't miss out on this interactive VB Live event!


    In this webinar, the panelists will discuss:
    * Pivoting the drivers of change and the evolution of PFM in banking
    * How to improve customer interaction with financial wellness solutions
    * Using predictive analytics and AI to deliver more personalized and engaging financial wellness applications
    * Driving customer loyalty and engagement with the next wave of financial wellness solutions

    Panelists:
    * Katy Gibson, VP Product Management, Envestnet | Yodlee
    * Keith Armstrong, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Abe.ai
    * Colin Walsh, CEO and Co-founder, Varo Money
    * Evan Schuman, Moderator, VentureBeat


    Register today!
  • Ask the Mobile Expert: Live Q&A on mobile growth and staying competitive
    Ask the Mobile Expert: Live Q&A on mobile growth and staying competitive Edward Cooper, Head of Mobile, Revolut Apr 10 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    How do you achieve hyper growth in the mobile space and compete with large incumbents as a new start up with limited resources?

    Join this session where Edward Cooper, Head of Mobile at cutting edge mobile-first FinTech company Revolut, will take questions from the audience and discuss the following:

    - What techniques can you use, given limited budget and resources, to compete with large established players.
    - Is traditional marketing effective? If not, what has changed?
    - What other steps can you take to get your app / idea to spread.
    - Paid mobile analytics companies, useful, or fools gold?
    - PR companies, yes or no?
  • AI Deep Learning for Banks
    AI Deep Learning for Banks Bhagvan Kommadi, CEO, Architect Corner Apr 11 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    As businesses begin to rely more on data-driven Artificial Intelligence applications, the new applications lead to new business issues, security, and privacy concerns. Each bank also needs to have a transparent system for total audit-ability so one can see who did what, and when. Bank can use AI Deep Learning techniques to identify erroneous or incomplete data to avoid misleading decisions.The new AI applications introduce a number of business, security and privacy issues which will have to be addressed. Neural Network, Natural Language Processing, Image Recognition, Speech Recognition and Sentimental Analysis techniques are Deep Learning techniques used in Banks and Financial Services. AI Deep Learning techniques are used to help with anti-money laundering programs, know-your-customer checks, sanctions list monitoring, billing fraud oversight or other general compliance functions, artificial intelligence can:

    - Improve efficiency
    - Weed out false-positive results
    - Reduce costs and increase profits.
    - Make better use of workers’ time and company resources
    - Help banks handle their compliance monitoring
    - Automate some legal and regulatory work
    - Handle most customer service and improve customer experience
    - Help in detection of Fraud
    - Creates a massive competitive advantage

    Bhagvan Kommadi, Founder, Architect Corner has around 20 years experience spanning in the creation of products & incubation of Product Startups. He has done Masters in Industrial Systems Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology (1997) and Bachelors in Aerospace Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (1993).Architect Corner is in CIO Advisor Top 25 Fast Growing AI startups in APAC for 2017. Architect Corner is part of Citi T4I Growth Accelerator.
  • Gamification to encourage saving
    Gamification to encourage saving Alex Kwiatkowski (Misys), Phill Gillespie (Money Dashboard) Apr 12 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Having the discipline to set – and stick to – a budget is a hard task for many. Whether it’s because facing up to reality is sobering, or that the task at hand produces feelings of unbearable ennui, there’s considerable scope for improvement among customers when it comes to planning their short, medium and long-term financial futures.

    In a world where the population is both growing and living longer, actions need to be taken which encourage saving and help people to live within their means. Fortunately, this is a world which is increasingly connected, where technological innovations make the previously difficult become easy: the gamification of financial services for instance.

    During this webinar, a panel of opinionated experts will discuss – and doubtless disagree in an entertaining manner – as to how gamification potentially makes life easier for customers and the firms which they maintain relationships with. Bye-bye boring budgets, it’s time to welcome a new era of financial responsibility.
  • Unbeatable best practices in global subscriptions
    Unbeatable best practices in global subscriptions Stewart Rogers, Director of Technology, VentureBeat Apr 20 2017 4:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Some things you can count on — and recurring revenue from subscriptions is one of them.

    To make it work, you need to set an effective pricing strategy, design an attractive subscription — and then make the payment process utterly seamless. The payment technology exists, but the real magic is in your overall subscription strategy for the global marketplace.

    In the U.S., consumers overwhelmingly pay online with credit cards, but outside the U.S. it's another story, with payment methods like bank transfers preferred in the Netherlands and cash vouchers in Latin America. On top of that, what considerations need to be made to set a comfortable pricing strategy?

    To find out how industry leaders in subscription pricing marry strategy and tech seamlessly to make the global leap, join our interactive VB Live event!

    By registering for this webinar, you'll:

    * Provide subscribers with the right payment options at the right time
    * Get users to pick the subscription option you WANT them to
    * Increase payment conversion with an effective pricing strategy
    * Create and execute a payments strategy that enables you to reliably scale globally

    Speakers:

    * Stewart Rogers, director of marketing technology, VentureBeat
    * Derek Blatter, senior manager, electronic payments and fraud prevention, Ancestry.com
    * Kevin Hennessy, Business development director, North AmericaWorldpay
    * Wendy Schuchart, Moderator, VentureBeat

    Sponsored by Worldpay
  • Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) - enabler or obstacle?
    Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) - enabler or obstacle? Kristian Sørensen (Norfico), Tim Richards (Consult Hyperion), Adam Kissane (Deloitte), Marten Nelson (Token) May 9 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    With the new European Payment Service Directive (PSD2) the most talked about topics are the new access to account (XS2A) options that Payment Initiation Service Providers (PISPs) and Account Information Service Providers (AISPs) will get. But as the Directive not only aims to open the banking infrastructure to foster innovation but at the same time it also aims to increase security and reduce fraud.

    To achieve this ambition new requirements for the use of Strong User Authentication (SCA) play a central role of the Directive. The Commission have given the European Banking Authority (EBA) the responsibility to develop Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) for SCA. The process has involved discussion papers, 250+ comments from different parties and by the end of February, the "final draft" version of the SCA RTS was published.

    The panel will make sense of the alphabet soup of acronyms and discuss the requirements, the interpretations and the implications of SCA and the RTS.

    *What is SCA?
    *How can SCA be done?
    *Who must do SCA?
    *Who can do SCA?
    *How will SCA impact transactions and commerce?
  • Focus on Fintech: Episode 4: How Does Money Work in Fintech?
    Focus on Fintech: Episode 4: How Does Money Work in Fintech? Eric Hazard, MD, Cognito and more TBC! May 9 2017 3:00 pm UTC 30 mins
    You order an Uber through your phone. You get in, complete your ride, get out and say goodbye. You don't even take out a credit card or cash anymore but you know it's been paid for. So how does it work? Is it safe? And what's the future of our financial interactions?

    Uber and many other Fintechs have taken the interaction out of transactions but it's often unclear how they actually work, and many of them still reply on a traditional bank. So we've sent Eric Hazard to discover the ins, outs and dirty secrets of your favorite taxi apps, food delivery hubs and fintechs!
  • Biometrics - Creepy or Not? Debunking the Top 5 Myths About Biometrics
    Biometrics - Creepy or Not? Debunking the Top 5 Myths About Biometrics Bianca Lopes, VP Business Development and Strategic Marketing at BioConnect May 9 2017 5:00 pm UTC 45 mins
    I live in the world of biometrics and when I tell people what I do, they generally come back with two different reactions:
    1) That’s really cool and innovative, or
    2) That’s really creepy...

    In this webinar, I will address many of the common myths and misconceptions surrounding biometric technology. I will explain why this technology is so ground breaking and how when done properly it can make our world safer, more efficient and more user friendly.

    Common Myths and Concerns We Will Address:
    Does James Bond or Minority Report do a good job of portraying biometrics? Seems creepy...
    Is using biometrics safe? -- Are you using my real fingerprint? How do you protect the user?
    Do biometrics even work very well?
    Is one biometric type “better” than others?
    If I take on this new technology I’m afraid it will be outdated in 5 years, but I’m tied to it
  • Will Faster Payments Mean Faster Fraud?
    Will Faster Payments Mean Faster Fraud? Jim Wadsworth (Accura), Romana Sachova (CaixaBank), May 10 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The faster payments initiative was put into place to ensure a better customer experience. However, with this comes the question -- will it also encourage faster fraudulent and insecure transactions?

    Join this panel where experts will discuss:

    ·How an industry-wide approach to data sharing is critical to better tackle fraud and wider financial crime
    ·How analytical tools present a significant opportunity to better protect all users of payments systems against fraud
    ·What is known about the size, scale and flow of stolen money through the UK’s payments systems
    ·What are banks doing on a global scale to tackle the potential challenges head-on?
  • Preventing a “Data Breach Unicorn” in the Financial Space
    Preventing a “Data Breach Unicorn” in the Financial Space Dr. Christopher Pierson, EVP, Chief Security Officer & General Counsel, Viewpost May 16 2017 3:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    2016 saw the first Data Breach Unicorn with the loss of over 1 Billion records from Yahoo. How do we move forward in 2017 when the risks continue to increase, cybersecurity controls continue to under-perform, and cybersecurity professionals continue to be thrust into purely defensive positions in most financial organizations? This keynote we will explore the new normal for cybersecurity at financial institutions and FinTech companies, the latest attacks and trends & controls, and how to enable business through cybersecurity.

    About the Presenter:
    Dr. Chris Pierson is the EVP, Chief Security Officer & General Counsel for Viewpost - a Fintech payments company. He is a globally recognized cybersecurity expert and entrepreneur who holds several cybersecurity and technology patents. Dr. Pierson serves on the Department of Homeland Security’s Data Privacy and Integrity Advisory Committee and Cybersecurity Subcommittee and is a Distinguished Fellow of the Ponemon Institute. Previously, Chris was the first Chief Privacy Officer, SVP for the Royal Bank of Scotland’s U.S. banking operations leading its privacy and data protection program. Chris was also a corporate attorney for Lewis and Roca where he established its Cybersecurity Practice representing companies on security and data breach matters.
  • Securing Fintech: Threats, Challenges & Best Practices
    Securing Fintech: Threats, Challenges & Best Practices Ulf Mattsson, CTO Security Solutions at Atlantic BT May 18 2017 9:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    Cyber attacks have increased in frequency and severity, and financial institutions are particularly interesting targets to cyber criminals. Join this presentation to learn the latest cybersecurity threats and challenges plaguing the financial industry, and the policies and solutions your organization needs to have in place to protect against them.

    Viewers will learn:
    • Current trends in Cyber attacks
    • FFIEC Cyber Assessment Toolkit
    • NIST Cybersecurity Framework principles
    • Security Metrics
    • Oversight of third parties
    • How to measure cybersecurity preparedness
    • Automated approaches to integrate Security into DevOps

    About the Presenter:
    Ulf Mattsson is the Chief Technology Officer of Security Solutions at Atlantic BT, and earlier at Compliance Engineering. Ulf was the Chief Technology Officer and a founder of Protegrity, He invented the Protegrity Vaultless Tokenization, Data Type Preservation (DTP2) and created the initial architecture of Protegrity's database security technology. Prior to Protegrity, Ulf worked 20 years at IBM in software development and in IBM's Research organization, in the areas of IT Architecture and Security, and received a US Green Card of class ‘EB 11 – Individual of Extraordinary Ability’ after endorsement by IBM. Ulf is the inventor of more than 45 patents in the areas of Encryption, Policy Driven Data Encryption, Internal Threat Protection, Data Usage Control and Intrusion Prevention.
  • Post- Brexit - One Year On
    Post- Brexit - One Year On Innovate Finance Jun 22 2017 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    The UK voted to leave the EU on 23 June 2016. This webinar discusses the progress of the negotiations since then and its implications for UK FinTech and beyond.
  • Data Analytics in Financial Services: Identifying obstacles and key issues
    Data Analytics in Financial Services: Identifying obstacles and key issues Alex Kwiatkowski (Misys) Jul 20 2017 2:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    In an increasingly digitalised world, the value of information grows ever higher. Winning organisations – whether in financial services or any other vertical sector – will be those who can harness the power of data analytics to develop microscopic levels of insight and foresight into customer behaviours and operational activities in order to make progressive improvements on a continuous basis. Product development informed by factual evidence rather than educated guesswork, or real-time risk management based on a hyper-accurate picture of exposures, bring significant internal and external benefits.

    However, while banks want to get closer to their customers, is the feeling mutual? Data privacy is a very sensitive issue, and the perception of what constitutes intrusion will likely vary between individuals. Institutions, therefore, need to walk a fine line between what’s genuinely useful and what’s genuinely creepy.

    During this webinar, a panel of respected subject matter experts will discuss and dissect the key issues related to the widespread use of data analytics in financial services, identifying the obstacles which need to be overcome and the enablers that will drive FS forward successfully.
  • Cybersecurity in FinTech
    Cybersecurity in FinTech Innovate Finance Jul 27 2017 9:00 am UTC 60 mins
    Cybersecurity is a booming sector with plenty of implications for the FinTech industry. This webinar will look at the latest trends and emerging synergies in an increasingly complicated digital landscape.
  • Rise of InsureTech
    Rise of InsureTech Innovate Finance Aug 17 2017 1:00 pm UTC 60 mins
    InsureTech is beginning to make its mark on the insurance industry. Here experts explore how data helps refine risk and redefine their products, and what to expect in terms if new innovations