Live Video Panel: Profiting from the FinTech Revolution
The FinTech revolution is upon us and with it comes a whole new marketplace of consumers, products and ideas. The new and exciting industry appeals to companies of all sizes and stages of growth from the smallest start-up to established giants.
In this must-see program join Dara Albright and some of FInTech's and Finance's biggest names as they discuss how best to capitalize and be successful in this new market with your investment, business or consumer choices.
You'll hear from Ron Suber of Prosper; Brian Korn, Manatt, Phelps and Phillips; Mark Rockefeller, StreetShares; Gene Massey of MediaShares; James A. Jones from IRA eXchange; and Todd Yancey of Investor Services all hosted and moderated by Dara Albright herself.
Join them as they discuss key topics such as:
- How non-exchange traded alternatives are becoming the mutual-funds of yesteryear
- What is driving retail's demand for non-exchange traded alternatives
- Using micro-investing technology to diversify across and within online marketplaces
- How legislation if being used to engineer a new breed of alternative products
- How innovations in self-directed IRAs will create new retail distribution channels for the entire alternative product universe.
- How technology will ensure the scalability of online platforms and enable traditional financial services providers to increase AUM
- How millenialls will fuel the growth of FinTech and redefine financial services
- How FinTech will replace the 401k/Pension and transform the way you save for retirement
- How modernizing the self-directed IRA is the trillion dollar FinTech opportunity
In this webinar Breana will give you insight into the challenges facing banks including;
* Changing consumer dynamics
* Complying to rapidly changing regulations and global impacts
* Remaining competitive with Fintech disruptions
* Challenges with legacy systems and bad data
For years, banks have been sitting on a goldmine of customer data. Only recently have they started exploiting that, although not surprisingly for their own benefit.
Personal data can give great insights to drive bank outcomes by decreasing credit losses and reducing fraud losses. In this webinar Ricky Knox will look at how we can use customer data to;
*Drive customer’s own advantage
*Avoid slip ups
*Dodge nasty charges
*Optimise the customer’s finances end to end.
The world is changing and whilst you're reading this; the speed of change is increasing even further. What this leads to no one knows - the future of financial services could be "anxious and challenging" or "brilliant and full of opportunities".
Will customer centricity still be the mindset? What about “AI-first”? Or will we jump into the next phase of life?
In this session, Vincent Fokke, CTO FS Benelux, Capgemini, will walk you through the future of banking touching on key themes including;
* AI First as starting point
* Branch “office" or not…
* PLC V4.0
Join this session and start tomorrow's conversation today.
The Internet of Things (IoT) will have a significant impact on many industries from manufacturing to health and insurance. At first glance, IoT impact on banking is less obvious. And yet, we assert that IoT also matters for banking, and especially for the payments industry.
As devices and entire platforms (e.g., cars) connect to the Internet, they become conduits for commerce transactions and require payments capability. IoT will change how commerce and transactions are conducted, and in turn, will require changes in payments.
This webinar discusses the opportunities and challenges the IoT evolution present to the payments industry, and offers examples how the payments industry is preparing to capture the IoT opportunity.
Dr Louise Beaumont (Co-Chair, Open Bank Working Group, TechUK), Natasha Kyprianides (Hellenic Bank)
The tragedy of the commons, first described by biologist Garrett Hardin in 1968, describes how shared resources are overused and eventually depleted. He compared shared resources to a common grazing pasture; in this scenario, everyone with rights to the pasture acting in self-interest for the greatest short-term personal gain depletes the resource until it is no longer viable.
The banking ecosystem and the data that binds it together is not all that different. For many years, through miss-selling scandals, cookie cutter products and dumb mass-marketing have seen players acting in their own interest in accordance to what they believe the ecosystem should look like, how it should evolve and who controls it.
But with the introduction of open banking, there are signs that new banking ecosystems are set to thrive. Taking Hardin’s notion, collaboration in the open banking future could benefit everyone in the ecosystem – the traditional banks, the FinTechs, the tech titans with their expertise in delivering services at scale, and yet-to-be-defined participants, likely to include the large data players such as energy firms, retailers and telcos.
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?
Sophie Winwood (Innovate Finance), Ina Yulo (BrightTALK), Valentina Kristensen (OakNorth), Kathryn Harris (LBG), Nina Mohanty
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 Strategic Ventures
Gareth Jefferies, Northzone
Francisco Lorca, EthosData and Lapinta Ventures
Jeroen Mulder (Explicit Selection), John Erik Setsaas (Signicat), Paul Sullivan, Simon Hardie (MagnaCarta)
As Digital Identity becomes increasingly important in all areas, including E-commerce, the question arises; “Are we killing Fraud, Conversion or both?"
Join this session where the speakers will discuss:
-How has digital identity impacted the e-commerce industry?
-Are new technologies decreasing fraud but also sacrificing conversion?
-What are some of the key competencies one must have for a frictionless online payments experience?
The FCA and PRA and confirmed that they will be extending SMCR from the current scope, which is limited to just deposit taking entities, to the remainder of the financial services industry. The extension of the regime will go live in 2018 for insurers and 2019 for all other firms.
BCS Consulting have supported many banks through their implementation from which they have learnt key lessons about the challenges, unintended regulatory consequences and most effective solutions.
BCS will share their lessons learnt and explain how they have designed highly effective SMCR solutions to save firms significant time and money, ensuring they achieve and maintain compliance with the rules.
Developing solutions for Canadian financial institutions and consumers means thinking about more than hockey and maple syrup. Barb MacLean will share stories and lessons learned working directly with credit union members to create fintech solutions.
How does stepping out of the fintech bubble to walk a kilometre in a user’s shoes develop better digital banking tools that meet the unique needs of a diverse and spread out nation? And how those insights can help your teams identify their own strategies to put customers first.
Gareth Johnson, Head of Digital Channels and Investment Services at Brewin Dolphin
Join us for a webinar where you will learn how to build your wealth tax-free with an ISA. Gareth Johnson, Head of Digital Channels and Investment Services at Brewin Dolphin, will guide you through:
•How to decide which ISA is right for you
•The benefits of ISA investing
•How at BPS we build and invest portfolios
Claudia Bate, Head of Financial Services and FinTech at FleishmanHillard Fishburn London
This interview with Claudia Bate, Head of FinTech and Financial Services at FHF London will have Claudia share the key takeaways from their recently published report called "Fintech in 2018 - The Fads, The Fear, and The Future"
-The Fads: Which were the most overhyped trends in 2017? Will these fads continue in 2018, or will they flop?
-The Fears: Which political, social, economic and technological challenges did our experts identify as lying in wait for 2018?
-The Future: Which new technologies will have real impact in 2018, according to our experts?
Maria Akkuratnova, Head of Customer Succes at Auka
This webinar is part of BrightTALK's Ask the Expert Series.
Join Maria Akkuratnova, Head of Customer Succes at Auka, as she answers
Maria will discuss:
-The current mobile payments landscape
-Tech-driven vs. bank driven mobile payments - is it too late for banks to enter the mobile payments market?
-Adoption challenges and why some regions are well ahead of others
-Common mistakes when deploying a mobile payments strategy
-How e-commerce companies can capitalise on this trend
Audience members are encouraged to send questions to the expert, which will be answered during the live session.
Sara Rasmussen, Maria Akkuratnova (Auka), Katharina Lueth (Raisin), Wincie Wong (RBS), Anna Maj (Paytech)
Bankers and fintechs discuss why banks are typically shy about partnering with fintechs, why that’s changed recently and why 2018 will be the year that fintech/bank partnerships go mainstream.
- Why haven’t we seen many bank/fintech partnerships up until fairly recently?
- Partnerships vs M&A - we have started to see quite a few M&As happening in the
payments space, both banks acquiring fintechs and the opposite. What is the best model
- Is 2018 the year bank/fintech partnerships go mainstream? What’s driving this?
- GDPR and the risks associated with partnerships (the risks of not partnering and
- What advice do bankers have for fintechs wanting to work with them?
- What can banks do to ensure successful partnerships?
Banks being notoriously slow has become an assumed adage. Considering the pace of technology, consumer needs and regulation change, banks are running out of time to either become beloved brands and retain their relationship with the consumers or simply modify their business models to become efficient and profitable rails for those who will. To accomplish that, deeply meaningful cultural transformation needs to happen and fast.
Emotional Banking details a series of methods to accomplish this transformation and looks at case studies of those banks that have undergone change.
This session will feature Duena Blomstrom, the author of "Emotional Banking - Fixing Culture, Leveraging FinTech and Transforming Retail Banks into Brands " in conversation with bankers who have had to design and implement cultural change in their organisations."
Vinita Khandelwal Rathi, CEO, and Founder, Systango Technologies. Ex VP Goldman Sachs. A FinTech Expert.
Heard a lot about blockchain and the various cryptocurrencies out there but not sure what it actually means? Want to know what’s the actual difference in the different blockchains out there like bitcoin, Ethereum, NEM, etc.? Are you wondering why a lot of companies are going to ICOs and what does that really mean?
What you will learn:
-What is Bitcoin?
-What is a Blockchain?
-What are the different types of Blockchains?
-What is Ethereum? What is ether?
-What is NEM?
-How is Bitcoin, Ethereum, NEM different from each other?
-What is a smart contract?
-What is an ICO?
-What are the steps for conducting an ICO?
-What are the different ICOs happening currently?
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