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Many investors want to engage in impact investing and feel strongly about societal issues they want to try and solve. But most people don’t know where to start, what investment opportunities exist, and how to figure out what makes sense for them.
To help listeners cut through the hype, we will offer some ideas about what funds and products are available, how to access them, some of the possible pitfalls and how to find an impact investment strategy that works. We will focus the discussion on impact funds in the context of trends for the impact sector as a whole.
This webinar will cover:
- Why does anybody invest in impact?
- How to cut through the hype about impact investing? What can I actually do today that makes sense?
- What are HNWIs, Family Offices, and Institutions investing in (investment themes, solving problems, asset classes, alignment)?
- Why do people invest in impact funds? What are the trade-offs? What works and what doesn’t? What to look for in an Impact Fund?
- Lots of specific examples
You’ll hopefully leave this webinar with a clearer view on how you can invest to solve the world’s biggest problems.
Even though VC investment into UK FinTech has grown exponentially in recent years, reaching $1.8 billion in 2017, women still only raise a minute percentage of this. A recent study by Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and Mass Challenger, a network of startup accelerators, found that when women applied for investment, they received less funding compared to the average male founder, but made double the revenue.
Our panel of CEOs in leading FinTech firms and investors will look at how women in FinTech are raising funding. Who are the funders? What are they looking for and what needs to change? Do women need to rely less on traditional modes of finance or are more dynamic options available?
Julia Streets, Streets Consulting
Clare Flynn Levy, Founder and CEO, Essentia Analytics
Felicia Meyerowitz Singh, Co-founder and CEO, Akoni
Francesca Tondi, Board Member, Investor, Unicredit Group, Angel Academe, FinTech Circle
Georgia Stevenson, Associate, Northzone
Laura Hutton, CPO and Co-Founder, Quantexa
Artificial Intelligence (AI), big data, machine learning, cyber security – no industry takes up more space in our collective psyches than technology. It is part of the air we breathe and the cornerstone for business transformation and growth. It is also a never-ending exercise in new learnings and unintended consequences.
How do some of today’s top dealmakers decode the maelstrom of promise, transformation and false starts that is technology M&A?
In this presentation, we’ll explore:
- What are some of the most promising areas within technology M&A and why?
- What are some under-the-radar areas?
- What’s the best approach to deal sourcing in a seller’s market?
- How do dealmakers approach the art of technology valuation?
- What are the potential implications of the new CFIUS reform bill on cross-border transactions and foreign investment?
In a market where products are increasingly commoditized and healthcare providers are being rewarded for outcomes, medical technology companies must realign their current and future business models to account for disruptive forces in the industry. Companies that have historically competed based on engineering skill and clinical evidence are finding new sources of innovation and value creation. Many medical device companies still struggle to unlock this value and find effective ways to partner with their healthcare customers. Firms that fail to capture this opportunity will fall further behind competitors who are creating revenue streams built on delivering outcomes supported by data-empowered services.
Connecting with your customers using conversational AI can be a game-changer for your bank. Customer satisfaction scores will skyrocket, brand loyalty will increase, and people will take control of their money and empower themselves financially like never before.
So where are all the success stories?
You’d be surprised how often banks get it wrong. Not because of the technology, but because their expectations are unrealistic and often the reason they fail.
Join Dan Latimore, Senior VP at Celent and Ben Terrill, VP of Customer Success at Finn AI, on Tuesday October 9th to learn the truth behind conversational AI for banking. These experts will examine the most common misconceptions that could tank your bot deployment. Avoid these pitfalls and write your own AI success story.
• Slow and steady wins the race – why quick wins aren't long term successes
• You can’t set it and forget it – understanding that AI isn't self-sufficient
• Bots are NOT Conversational Assistants - knowing the difference can make all the difference
• A good relationship needs to be cultivated – how to optimize customer adoption and interaction post- launch
• Cross-bot integration is hard – when to consolidate multiple deployments
By 2025, it is estimated that 75% of the workforce will be millennials. With rapidly changing expectations on how, when and where employees want to work, technology is going to play an increasingly important role in attracting and retaining talent.
Join our discussion to find out how the millennial demand for mobility in the workplace could help solve the productivity crisis. Our panel of experts will share their views on:
• Understanding the needs of the millennial worker
• The key steps to providing the right technology within your digital transformation programme
• Why mobility and flexible working is the key to hiring and retaining a millennial workforce
• Demonstrating the proven link between mobility and productivity
This webinar will be hosted by Mark Elwood, Marketing Director, TeleWare. Panellists will include Andrew Fawcett, product manager, TeleWare and guest experts, Dr Lucy Green from Larato and Vicky Ryder from Microsoft
In today’s high demand for digital banking with the explosion of fintech, IT has no choice but deliver first class quality services and of course they need to quickly restore them when they fail. But how can IT respond to this new pressure?
Everbridge and FinTech Futures have surveyed the industry to create a detailed view on IT response management in banking and fintech, gathering responses from a range of IT professionals in financial services, investment and banking companies.
In this live webinar, we'll look at:
How they do things
What challenges they’re facing
What the current situation in their company is.
Join Everbridge’s Mike Beckett to review and address these somewhat surprising results.
On this week’s episode of the Real World IoT Podcast, host Ken Briodagh discusses the status of employment and what is like working in the IoT Industry with Executive Recruiter in Wireless & IoT at Trevally Group, Michele Williams. Trevally Group is a recent spin out from the previous firm that Michele worked with, but despite being a relatively new firm, Michele has been recruiting in the Mobile and Wireless Technology industry since about 2007. About 6 or 7 years ago, she began focusing down on a more niche sector of telematics and then to IoT which is now a huge piece on its own.
Cybersecurity is one of the fastest growing technology market areas. Women-owned technology companies are right in the midst of cybersecurity innovation by delivering products and solutions that protect consumers and businesses from ever-changing threats. Are you looking to help one of these companies grow by investing in their solutions? Perhaps you want to get in early and be a part of their mission to protect and prevent? If you answered yes, please join Jessica Gulick, Owner of Katzcy Consulting, and Gail Ball, Managing Partner of Chestnut Street Ventures, in a 30-minute webinar as they share their insights on identifying and investing in these exciting and fast-growing women-owned firms.
Over the past decade, the oil and gas industry has seen major volatility with the price of oil as high as $130 per barrel to as low as $30 per barrel. Today we are seeing an outburst of start-ups and a changing culture that is founded on innovation. The industry is currently witnessing the “Golden Age” of emerging technology developments and is poised to benefit from innovation designed to help the upstream oil and gas industry reduce costs and improve recovery rates. While some oil & gas companies are developing unique innovations themselves, the industry is benefiting from a surge in start-up companies focused on digital transformation and radical change proving that the oil and gas start-up ecosystem is alive and growing.
• Discover start-up companies that are providing innovative solutions to industry challenges
• Hear real success stories and pain points from start-ups
• Interact with start-up companies
Less than two years ago, the majority of Insurtech startups were focused on developing propositions for personal lines. Most aimed to disrupt or displace conventional distribution channels, with digital products and services that made the purchase of insurance quick, simple, and more user-friendly than ever before.
Facing a market saturated by innovation for personal lines, ambitious Insurtechs are now clamouring to crack the commercial market. With solutions being developed to address the challenges of underwriting complex and specialty risk, 2018 is widely tipped to be the year of commercial Insurtech.
Join Intelligent InsurTECH Europe in association with Oxbow Partners, as they discuss why Insurtech matters for corporate and specialty insurers.
•Georgi Pachov, Global Practice Leader Cyber, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS)
•Nikolaus Sühr, CEO & Founder, KASKO
•Iain Wilcox, Chief Executive Officer, GWT Insight
Tune-in to discuss:
•Discover the startups focusing on complex, commercial risk, and identify the most promising Insurtechs already delivering tangible results for leading commercial insurers today
•With AI, IoT and Blockchain under the spotlight, get up to speed with the latest use cases for commercial lines, including AI-driven underwriting, sensor-based asset monitoring and prevention, and parametric insurance
•Understand how emerging technologies are already being used to deliver better and cheaper products to corporates, and discuss what it takes to harness new data sources to provide better technical pricing and new and innovative services to commercial clients
Join this webinar to hear how technology is creating a mobility enabled workforce to increase productivity in financial services and the lessons other sectors can learn.
In the words of Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman ‘productivity isn't everything, but in the long run it is almost everything.’
Creating a modern workforce that has access to the technology that will improve productivity is key to ending the productivity crisis. TeleWare, working with Financial Services clients are helping create a mobile enabled workforce designed to improve productivity. These lessons can be adopted in many vertical sectors, particularly in a post GDPR and Brexit world.
• Why you should be focusing on increasing productivity in your business
• How enabling your employees to use the latest technology with no cost to your business can improve employee satisfaction and create growth
• Why mobility is the secret weapon in the fight against stagnant productivity growth
• Which technologies you should be thinking about to create a mobility enabled workforce
• Finance, Retail, Professional Services, Manufacturing, Construction, Health
• UK & Ireland
• SME – Enterprise
• IT, Operations role profiles
Join us for this insightful webinar that explores the technologies firms are adopting to help increase productivity and to beat their competition.
Our dazzling event gathered together over 260 banking and financial technology specialists from all over the world – recognising the excellence and innovation in the use of IT in financial services, and of course the people that make it happen!
Changing customer behavior and expectations are having a profound effect on how financial services are delivered. Financial service organisations are employing technology and adopting new business models to reshape the competitive landscape in a digital world.
Cloud can help, but you need to know whether a private, hybrid or multi cloud strategy is best for your organisation.
Since 2010 this scourge has continuously grown and bedeviled financial institutions and their customers. Mobile banking Trojans increased 60% last year proving that the malware problem isn’t going away. Clearly, ignorance surely isn’t bliss when it comes to protecting your business and customers.
Start by learning your enemy’s tools and techniques.
This webinar will explore the history and evolution of mobile banking malware, and the latest and greatest ways leading banks shield themselves against these threats with technologies such as app shielding with runtime application self protection (RASP).
Avoka’s latest research shows there has been a rapid progress in some areas of the customer experience digital transformation, but there remain many opportunities to differentiate based on digital sales.
For those banks that have yet to embark on a strategy to digitally enable sales for all their products, the new data shows it has become a competitive necessity.
Financial institutions face unprecedented data management and compliance challenges as they continue to grapple with multiplying CRS and FATCA (AEOI) related global tax transparency regulations.
A year on from our first FATCA and CRS survey, Thomson Reuters and Banking Technology joined forces to survey the industry – to assess the challenges faced by financial institutions during the first year of CRS reporting obligations and to learn and share best practices to overcome them.
Individuals and businesses en masse are realizing the potential of blockchain, and are eager to invest in the vast and growing number of products and solutions this revolutionary technology has produced. There are huge gains and losses to be made from investing in crypto; getting an understanding of blockchain technology is pretty essential for everyone in looking to enter.
Though, even with an investment background, things can get complicated fairly quick. With so much advice out there, it’s difficult, if not seemingly impossible, to find the signal amongst the noise.
Decentrl has partnered with BIGA to cut through the noise. We are a boutique consultancy that advises fellow blockchain startups, enterprises, and governments on crypto-economics, investor relations, business development, and community building, and have collectively raised over $600M.
Together, our team of analysts, community leaders, and investors bring you an insightful webinar so you and your network can be given a straightforward introduction to the complex and sensational world of crypto.
We’ll teach you everything you need to know to get started, including:
• How to set up your first wallet
• Using altcoin exchanges
• How to start trading
• The risks
We will follow-up our talk with our Macro Trading Report, which will be of interest to more seasoned traders, but also very insightful to beginners, which will include:
• An overview of the current market state (including Bitcoin & Ethereum)
• Upcoming major news events for the top 100 ranked cryptocurrencies
• Projects to watch
• Updates from major conferences & events
There will also be a chance to have your questions answered during our live Q&A.
To join us for the webinar, simply make a free account on BrightTALK.
Surprise guest appearances will also be featured live from our office in Los Angeles!
Bruno Prigent, Head of Societe Generale Global Securities Services, and Mathieu Maurier, Head of Coverage at Societe Generale Global Securities Services, discuss the impact of innovation and digital transformation in the securities services industry.
Spiritus and the British Blockchain Association investigate the practical application of blockchain using medical devices as a user case.
Find out how medical device tracking using blockchain offers compelling value to healthcare, in supporting fast recalls, and improving the quality and safety of medical devices.
Modern healthcare critically depends on medical devices. Whether in the patient in the form of implantables, on the patient in the form of wearables, or around the patient monitoring their environment, medical devices are already pervasive, and rapidly growing.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning provide powerful new tools for real-time analysis of data from this Internet of Medical Things to empower healthcare professionals with new insights regarding patient health, and opportunities to improve patient care. However, for medical devices and analytics to deliver full benefits, the quality and safety of these devices is paramount.
Faulty devices can not only lead to suboptimal results, but can directly compromise patient safety. Expediting recalls and tracking the health and maintenance of medical devices not only through the supply chain, but also through multiple lifecycles of use across different organisations, can greatly improve the quality and safety of medical devices and patient care.
Join us in this webinar to hear how blockchain provides a powerful new tool to track medical devices, expedite recalls, and improve quality.
•Medical devices in, on, and around patients, and the critical importance of safety and quality
•Blockchain as a tool to track and trace medical devices to expedite recalls and improve quality
•Key challenges and solutions for using blockchain to improve medical device quality and safety
•Evolution of blockchain for medical devices: status, next steps, and future projections
We live in a truly amazing time. Technology is changing almost every aspect of our lives at breathtaking speed. Advances in medicine, education, communication, and productivity have increased life expectancy around the globe and lifted hundreds of millions of people out of poverty.
The ability to connect to people and information instantly is so commonplace that many take it for granted and now, we’ve arrived at the beginning of an era of even more profound transformation, all centered on the cloud. We’re excited to bring more opportunities through cloud computing to address issues in healthcare, the environment, cybersecurity, and underserved communities. And we’ve seen the incredible good that can come from the cloud, but with it also come challenges. For women in technology, there are increased challenges in a cloud-based world.
Women in Cloud initiative is designed to empower female tech entrepreneurs by providing Access, Acceleration, and Actions so women entrepreneurs can take Actions every day to achieve their business goals!
In this webinar, we will share experiences and tips for female tech entrepreneurs in building their cloud B2B with enterprise companies in a simple and predictable way. This is going to be a panel discussion with great conversation with female tech entrepreneurs in driving customer traction.
Also, learn how you can participate in the next cohort of women in cloud accelerator to build your business with enterprise brands!
Join us for a new webinar sponsored by Envestnet | Yodlee and hosted by Fintech Futures
Intended to protect consumers, promote innovation, and make European payments services safer, complying with the Revised Payment Service Directive (PSD2) and Open Banking requirements can be both challenging and rewarding. Envestnet | Yodlee® and Fintech Futures have teamed up to discuss how PSD2 is revolutionizing the financial services industry in the UK and beyond, and how you can position your firm to comply with the regulations while taking advantage of the opportunities.
In the webinar, we’ll cover:
• The impact of PSD2 on financial institutions and fintech innovators inside and outside Europe
• How to meet PSD2 and open banking specifications with a single API solution
• How to comply with Strong Customer Authentication (SCA), consent management, and federated authentication requirements
• How open banking generates opportunities to deliver additional offerings such as mortgages, loans, cash management solutions, and more, all easily accessible to consumers
Join us for this webinar and hear from Brian Costello, Chief Information Security Office, Envestnet | Yodlee and Gavin Littlejohn, Financial Data and Technology Association as they discuss how to position your firm for success in the new open banking environment.
During 2019, digital health will start to come of age. Favorable reimbursement policies toward clinically relevant digital health applications will expand care delivery models beyond physical medicine to include behavioral health, digital wellness therapies, dentistry, nutrition, and prescription management. Innovative digital patient engagement platforms capable of capturing tailored information on lifestyle and behavioral-based health risks data will have a white space opportunity to provide patient risk classification solutions to make precision health a holistic approach.
• Learn how the convergence of cutting-edge technology such as artificial intelligence, big data, cloud, and blockchain will help shape the healthcare industry into a much anticipated, value-based care paradigm.
• Identify new opportunities connected to the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical technologies, diagnostics, medical imaging, and healthcare IT sectors.
• Understand which investments will pay off regarding productivity, efficiency and better outcomes for patients in 2019 and beyond.
Many states across the US have taken a proactive approach to address climate change despite federal pushback against clean power. California recently joined the growing list of states and regions that are committing to carbon neutrality and becoming 100% green with the recent passing of SB100. Reaching these goals is an ambitious task on many fronts. Regardless, there is a growing positive sentiment and a sense of urgency to embrace electrification of transportation (EoT) coming from the consumer and electric grid sides.
Innovate Finance will deliver a webinar focussed on venture
capital investment in FinTech from a transatlantic perspective, bringing together leading international VCs to explore the changing FinTech investment landscape, the perfect startup pitch and what and who to watch in 2018.