Get powerful venture capital insights from influential investment experts. Connect with thought leaders and colleagues to get the most up-to-date knowledge and understand market trends and investment opportunities.
FinTech is a hot and trendy industry with topics like blockchain, digital banking, and cryptocurrencies on just about everyone's lips. The peaked interest in the sector has even encouraged universities, such as Oxford, to create courses specifically for FinTech. Meet-up groups and accelerators are also constantly delivering workshops on the top skills needed to make candidates more attractive to hiring managers.
Join this session to learn:
Do you need a background in Financial Services or Tech?
The key skills that all FinTech start-ups will be looking for
The positives and negatives of working for a large institution
The positives and negatives of working for a start-up
CV hacks: some easy ways to make your CV more FinTech-friendly
Top resources available for people who want to learn more
Global FinTech financing hit a new record in 2017. We saw the biggest FinTech funding jump in Europe – the growth over 120%, yet US early stage FinTech deals fell as investors made more concentrated bets. Early-stage FinTech deal share dropped to a 5-year low in 2017 according to CBInsights latest report. There’s also been a sharp increase in later stage FinTech funding by corporates backing nearly half of the deals. Is this enough evidence to say that investors are pulling away from early stage FinTech Investing? Why have we seen the rise in corporate scale-up programs? Where is FinTech funding heading in 2018? What are the FinTech trends to Watch next? What's VCs take on cryptocurrencies?
Join us for a discussion with expert panel of VCs and investors:
- Alix Brunet, Finch Capital
- Tomi Fyrqvist, AXA Venture Partners
- Gareth Jefferies, Northzone
- Francisco Lorca, EthosData and Lapinta Ventures
When you’re developing and refining a proposition, it can be easy to focus simply on what most people need and and how you can provide it as quickly and cost efficiently as possible. The 80/20 rule right?
Those involved in start ups are in the unique position of being able to re-write the rule book. They can be unconstrained within their design process by traditional corporate boundaries and move beyond something that works for most, to something that is both inclusive and extraordinary.
In this live webinar, I’ll share some of the key techniques we used to develop AnyGood? as a proposition that was “Diverse By Design”. This not only resulted in us having a far more ethical proposition, but one that was more desirable too.
If you’re in an early stage start up, or are in a larger organisation and have a proposition that’s being developed and refined, tune in and I’ll share my learnings.
A projected 10 billion more devices will be connecting to the Internet in the next four years. The business potential behind that number is huge, but so are the challenges the IoT ecosystem faces — from lack of a shared architecture for interconnection to the continued problem of how to authenticate devices on the network.
But as customers connect more devices and expect less friction and more continuity across them, blockchain technology seems to hold the potential to unlock new business model use cases — and ROI from them. Join the latest VB Live event to learn more about intersections between IoT and distributed ledger technologies and explore how they can unlock the security required to realize a profitable Future of Things.
In this webinar you'll learn:
*What distributed ledger technologies such as blockchain mean for businesses in 2018?
*How blockchain for IoT can build trust between people and parties who transact together, reduce costs, and accelerate transactions
*The future of universal architecture and what it means for autonomous products and services
* Jonathan Johnson, Overstock.com Board Member. Medici Ventures President
* Bob Kain, CEO, Luna DNA
* Jessica Groopman, Founding Partner, Kaleido Insights
* Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
Join insurtech experts from Sapiens, Generali, Metlife and MAXIS GBN and Tryg Insurance at Data Tech Talks during Intelligent InsurTECH Europe as they discuss how your company can use data analytics to optimise customer engagement and retention.
VP Sales EMEA,
Global Head of Underwriting - Financial Lines, Generali Global Corporate & Commercial,
Vice President Head of Distribution
Global Employee Benefits,
MetLife and MAXIS GBN
SVP - Group Chief Analytics Officer
Ever since she was a kid, Ina Yulo's grandmother told her that she wasted the skills she had in math and science by going into the marketing and communication field. "You should've been a doctor," said her grandmother. To which she responded, "But I don't WANT to be one."
Despite taking a while for her to really feel comfortable and proud about her chosen path, she now has a thriving career running content strategy and communities for the FinTech industry, where she has grown a community of over 300,000 global members.
Join this session where you will learn:
-How to intelligently turn your interests into an income-earning profession
-The importance of putting time aside for learning
-Finding your niche, your tribe, and yourself
-The importance of speaking opportunities and throwing yourself out there
-Branching out -- How not to be a one-trick pony
Automation is set to drastically change the way insurers operate in the coming years. One particular area for disruption of current practices is the automation of claims.
In this video, filmed at Intelligent InsurTECH Europe 2017 we brought together three industry experts to share their experience and knowledge on how providing a user-friendly, automated claims model can help a business win and retain customers.
•Charles Bush, Head of Property and Energy Claims, Zurich Commercial Insurance UK
•Steven Wilkins, Head of Underwriting Insight, Hiscox
•Rosaria Truppo, Co-Founder, Photocert
Join a panel of insurtech experts discussing the most important issues facing insurance startup investment and engagement today, as recorded at Intelligent InsurTECH Europe 2017.
This videocast is chaired by Twan Hoste, head of product management at Roundcube. He is joined by an experienced panel of incumbents, investors and startups to discuss a range of subjects including:
•How to generate entrepreneurship within organisations / build ambitious insurtech startups: opportunities and challenges.
•How can incumbents and startups use each other’s capabilities in an optimal way to ensure a successful partnership?
•Investing to innovate: what’s interesting based on the 3 P’s (profitability; persistency - keeping the customer longer; proximity - to the customer); how and when to invest; global investment trends; re/insurance giants’ recent startup investment & partnerships.
•Tracking commercially viable startups / solutions emerging around the world & qualifying potential investments.
•What startups need to know about investors - the do’s and don'ts & best practices both worlds can share.
•Is it possible for Europe to compete against Asia, when we look at the regulatory environment?
•Looking into the near future - where will innovation come from? How to keep up with newcomers delivering optimisation and automation quicker through partnership models.
•Twan Hoste, Head of Product Management, Roundcube
•Martin Pluschke, Head of Group Digitisation Strategy, Nürnberger Versicherung
•Minh Q. Tran, Former General Partner, Europe, AXA Strategic Ventures
•Alexandre Rispal, co-CEO, Moonshot-Internet, Société Générale Insurance
•Volker Büttner, Head of Group Innovation, Generali Group
•Matthew Jones, Investor, Anthemis Group
•Michael Fitzgibbon, Vice President of Insurance Services & Chief Underwriting Officer, Slice
Transparency, trust, and two-way communication. We are no longer in the age of top-down management and we would rather pull than push. The world of work is changing all around us, how can we keep up?
Authenticity and core purpose are the cornerstones of customer and employee engagement. How close are you and your leadership team to your frontline employees and the customers you are all here to serve?
You too can you kickstart a leadership revolution - empowering your people to be more open, helping everyone to take on more responsibility, and working together to make your company grow.
Sharing stories of success and practical tips to overcome internal challenge, Samantha will lead you through why, how, and the enormous potential of getting everyone to lead your business better.
Join an expert panel of insurtech influencers as they debate the most important issues facing insurance boardrooms today.
The videocast starts with a keynote address from Brian Wallace, Chief Technology Officer - Insurance, DXC Technology at Intelligent InsurTECH Europe 2017. The speech focuses on how insurtech is creating innovation and how current insurers can adapt and transition to deal with these changes.
Following this is the keynote panel from the Intelligent InsurTECH Europe 2017 event, which brings together some of the greatest minds in the industry discussing a wide range of issues and challenges conventional insurers face in the insurtech space while expanding on the points made in Brian Wallace’s keynote address.
Panellists featured in this keynote
• Brian Wallace, Chief Technology Officer - Insurance, DXC Technology
• Jacob Abboud Chief Information Officer, Allianz Insurance (UK)
• Marc Guy Victor Sordoni Chief Executive Officer, Unipol RE
• Shirine Khoury-Haq Chief Operating Officer, Lloyd's of London
• Martin Henley, Group Chief Information Officer, XL Catlin
Our panellists discuss:
•Which insurtech solutions can help insurers differentiate themselves and bring unique competitive advantages to the business?
•How will insurtech impact the core business, results, portfolio, new clients and profitability?
•What are the benefits compared to the current operations?
•How much will it cost? What’s the potential ROI and impact on the bottom line? Why should the board approve the investment?
•Where do the real opportunities lie? Where should insurers focus on: the connected car; the connected home; the connected self?
•How to attain scalability; what are possible opportunities and pitfalls?
•The pressure to remain competitive: How much time do we have, if any?
•Recent initiatives and implementation case studies.
An organization's vision and purpose is communicated from the top down. CEOs, Executive Directors and Leadership Teams are charged with motivating varying audiences to their goal or cause, e.g. invest, volunteer, give, attend, work with us. What's essential in effectively communicating a vision and purpose that includes both the logical--the head, and the emotional--the heart?
Olivia Christian’s early professional career was dedicated to working with and on behalf of elected representatives that were committed to improving the lives of individuals and families living in the San Francisco Bay Area’s most vulnerable communities.
In 2005 Olivia left city hall and began working as a brand development consultant. Her clients have included organizations providing access to life advancing services to the underserved and female entrepreneurs developing resources and opportunities that support the professional and personal growth of other women. Through her workshop, OWN YOUR Story, Olivia coaches individuals and teams who want to effectively convey the why, how and what of their personal brand story for any given audience.
A successful and effective leader is like an athlete- they must continuously train to stay ahead in an ever-changing business climate. Many leaders come with “built-in” skills and behaviors that give them an advantage, while others may need to learn new behaviors just to stay in the race.
In this session, we’ll discuss what it takes to be a great leader – from a high degree of self-awareness to a stomach for ambiguity, to be an effective communicator, and of course, maintain a positive attitude. These are just a few of the behaviors we’ll uncover that are needed for both the aspiring and current leader to catch and maintain a leadership stride. We’ll also highlight real-life examples of current executives and leaders, and share some key tips to evaluate what’s working and what’s not.
In this interactive session, you will learn:
•What it takes to have a leadership mindset.
•Identifying behaviors that we need to "unpack" or need to evolve.
•Understand core attributes great leaders must have when they are leading a team, running a company or communicating.
Leslie A. Rubin, CEO, Image Matterz Consulting, Author, and Co-Founder of Executive Greatness Institute
Kendra Dahlstrom, CEO, Aspire to Be International, Author & Coach
2017 was a historic year for women and feminists around the world. With the #metoo and #knowno campaigns, gender gaps and disparities were brought to light in ways they hadn't been before.
Now it's a new year and with it comes new challenges for women in hi-tech careers: whether it be navigating your career through these times, finding or becoming a mentor, building your personal and professional brand as a leader, dealing with office politics or maintaining work-life balance, the challenges and opportunities for women in the workplace are endless.
Join this expert panel with moderator Jeanne Morain and panelists Emerald de Leeuw, Executive Director, EuroComply Data Protection Technology, Jill Donahue, Sr. Director of Marketing, PC Connection, and Andrea Short, Director, Supplier Marketing at Tech Data.
They will share personal stories and experiences, tips and best practices, problems and solutions around these and other topics for women in tech leadership.
Closing the FinTech gender gap remains a priority for Innovate Finance. We want to ensure female leaders play a vital role in creating better financial services for our communities. Although we have a lot of work to do to support more female FinTech founders and CEOs we should not overlook the contributions that women already play in our ecosystem. Many institutions that support FinTech companies – including regulators, professional services groups, government organisations and marketing specialists– are headed up by women. Together they are driving FinTech forward and helping to create one of world’s most successful business sectors.
Join us as we speak to some of these women on International Women's Day 2018.
From every day interactions to support when you need it, our lives are built around communities. GirlCrew is an online social network for women that started as a Tinder hack but turned into a global phenomenon.
The network is about women coming together to share advice and have fun. In this webinar, the founders discuss the highs and lows of building a community, and how creating a positive space online can have a huge impact.
How much are generational conflicts costing you? Maybe it’s a troubled relationship with a boss, or a business relationship with a client or someone on your team that’s impeding your success. You’ve probably had the opposite experience, too—when you have made a solid connection with someone of a different generation, like a great mentoring relationship, where you both learned from each other and benefited from each other’s different perspectives.
This webinar is about bridging generational differences to leverage generational diversity in your work teams. You will learn a quick way to increase understanding and empathy to connect with people from different generations in a non-judgmental, productive way. You can use this method to increase the cohesiveness of your teams and increase collaboration and performance.
The way in which we sell is changing, especially for women in hi-tech careers. Today’s sales environment is culture-driven, and the culture in the hi-tech industry can be a challenging place for women in leadership positions.
The biggest change has been in collaborative conversation. There is no product discussion, we don’t talk about hardware, software or service. We discuss the problem or need in depth and work toward a proof of concept. Instead of selling big deals, the market has shifted towards proof of concept, subscription-based and selling to inform. It’s not just about sales anymore; it’s about sales and marketing alignment and how to bridge the gaps.
Talking points will include:
- How the market has shifted
- How women can help and enable other women
- Tips and tricks for selling in the world of digital transformation
Join this expert panel with Diane Updyke, VP Sales & Advisor, Startups, Carrie Francey, VP Strategic Alliances, HPE and Kelly Ireland, CEO, CB Technologies, as they discuss these and other trends in the tech, startup and SaaS sales environment.
Women account for more than 50% of the U.S. Labor force and 60% of college graduates in both the U.S. and Europe. Yet, women hold only 5.0% of CEO positions at S&P 500 companies. Women encounter many barriers to success which limits career advancement. These barriers include unconscious biases, structural obstacles, self-limiting mindsets, work-life balance priorities, and emotional intelligence and gender differences - which lead men and women to approach virtually every aspect of business differently. Dr. Shawn Andrews will provide strategies to help minimize these barriers and advance your career.
Learning Objectives/Key Takeaways:
- Explore the scope of the leadership gender gap
- Examine barriers that limit women’s career advancement
- Identify emotional intelligence attributes and their impact on leadership
- Explore how gender differences impact perception and promotion in the workplace
- Apply strategies to advance your career and leadership opportunities
About the presenter:
Dr. Shawn Andrews is a keynote speaker and organizational consultant. She speaks and consults to a diverse range of clients, including SABMiller Brewing Company, Broadcom, Johnson and Johnson, Biogen, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and many more. She has authored multiple published articles and blogs, leads webinars and workshops, and has her first book coming out March 6, 2018.
In this webinar, you’ll learn how to have a “bigger voice” – how to be a more effective and persuasive communicator in speech, writing, and presentations. We’ll talk about the challenges and fears women face when communicating in the tech workplace and discuss ways to overcome them. You’ll leave the webinar with tools, tips, examples, and resources that you can use to develop a bigger voice today!
Cathy McNally is Founder and CEO of Women Speak Up, a speaker training organization for women who want to change the world. Cathy is passionate about helping people communicate so that they can effect change. She is a coach, speaker and trainer; learn more at womenspeakup.org.
Last year, the World Economic Forum’s Global Gender Gap Report, best known for the annual Davos gatherings, added 47 years to the time necessary to reach workplace equality. According to the WEF, in 2017, gender parity ‘shifted into reverse” and it will take 217 YEARS for disparities in the pay and employment opportunities of men and women to end. It is the first time since 2006 that “slow but steady progress” toward parity has halted.
Join this interactive session to learn more about
- The factors that will help us close the gender pay gap
- The new opportunities available to women today
About the Speaker:
Bobbie Carlton is the founder of Innovation Women, a new model speaker’s bureau for entrepreneurial, technical and innovative women. The company helps connect women with event managers looking for speakers, panelists, moderators and presenters, especially for industry conferences and events. In 2010 Bobbie was named one of the “Ten Bostonians who have done the most for the startup community.”
With the release of this year's Forbes 30 under 30, the Internet has been abuzz highlighting the amazing and inspirational individuals who are wise and talented beyond their years.
Join this session where we have gathered some of the millennials who are dominating their respective industries to find out what makes them tick, how they overcame personal and professional challenges, their advice for others looking to take on similar paths, and what their plans are for the future.
2017 VC investment into UK FinTech saw its best year on record, with $1.8 Billion of capital invested, a 153% increase YoY. Innovate Finance speaks to some of the companies who received the biggest rounds of capital this year and discuss not only the round but how the structure of the round benefits the firm - hint, it isn’t just about the capital. We then look ahead- will 2018 follow this trend?
Panelists for the webinar include:
Cristina Alba-Ochoa, CFO, OakNorth
Ricardo Fernandez, CMO, Prodigy Finance
Asesh Sarkar, CEO, Salary Finance
Mike Laven, CEO, Currency Cloud
Self-learning artificial intelligence (AI) in cars is anticipated to be one of the most extensive disruptions in the automotive industry. The technology is the key to unlocking fully autonomous cars and enhancing value for end users by enabling OEMs to diversify from a product focus to service focus. Frost & Sullivan recognizes four levels of evolution between 2016 and 2025 that would lead to various use-case scenarios on which industry participants can capitalize. Nevertheless, the market potential has attracted technology companies to participate in AI development, which, in turn, will lead to the disruption in the automotive industry value chain.
Expert Insights You Will Not Want to Miss:
· Understand the self-learning car roadmap to reformulate the product planning strategy.
· Explore the technology focus and its applications to prepare for the transformation in the industry.
· Learn more about the involvement of technology companies in the development of cars and how automakers are cooperating with them.
There’s been a lot of talk about Banks and Financial Institutions appetite for working with FinTech companies and other startups. Yet successful collaboration requires commitment and agility from both sides – FinTechs and Incumbents, and most engagements with large organisations frizzle out because of the incapability of creating real collaboration projects. Between differing cultures, vastly different infrastructures and an ever changing compliance playing field, collaboration between banks and FinTechs is far from simple, derailing many proposed partnerships.
Is it enough to have the appetite for working with startups? Startups can provide enormous value but can incumbents identify what the value is? Or is it just the matter of observing, keeping up with trends? What does it take to create meaningful collaboration between FinTech startups and incumbents? What are the key challenges they face?
Join us with expert panel:
- Nektarios Liolios, Founder & CEO of Rainmaking Colab & Startupbootcamp FinTech
- Hélène Alunni-Botteri, Senior Vice President at Wells Fargo Startup Accelerator - EMEA
- Nigel Verdon, Founder and CEO of Railsbank
Moderator: Sarah Kocianski, FinTech Lead for Business Insider Intelligence
The healthcare system feels as though it’s years behind, compared to other consumer-dominated industries, and for good reason. Fluctuating payment models, care structures, patient journeys, and shifting relationships between patients and their physicians have complex, ever-shifting barriers to implementing innovative solutions – and do it at scale.
But the potential to disrupt healthcare with innovative solutions and technology at scale is huge. It just takes an astute venture capital partner who can help you navigate the complexities, paired with your own healthcare expertise. Join this webinar to learn how VC partnerships can help you navigate through the regulations and complicated nature of healthcare, and get your startup thriving.
By attending this webinar, you’ll:
* Learn what it takes for a startup to be successful in the highly complex and regulated healthcare industry
* Gain perspective from established health tech CEOs
* Understand the importance of having a strategic VC in an industry like healthcare
* See what VCs are looking for in the healthcare and health tech categories
* Mike McSherry, CEO of Xealth
* Daniel Galles, Partner, Providence Ventures
* Stewart Rogers, Analyst-at-Large, VentureBeat
* Rachael Brownell, Moderator, VentureBeat
Regulatory guidelines and budgetary constraints have long shaped grid investments. The primary focus is to ensure that the electric grid is available at all times and is resilient to any disruption. This has been a relatively predictable task until now. As more households gain access to and embrace disruptive devices such as smart home devices, electric vehicles, and distributed energy resources, to what degree are utilities prepared to manage these changes and what sort of role and influence will they have in the future?
· Get an in-depth view of emerging and cutting-edge solutions that are transforming the digital grid space.
· Learn about grid modernization initiatives.
· Obtain insight on key stakeholders to determine who would be ideal strategic partners.