Here’s a quick overview of the biggest FinTech event of the year!
The Innovate Finance Global Summit 2016 will champion and celebrate the latest developments in FinTech at the historical heart of financial services: London.
#IFGS2016 will feature:
- Global participation: 1000 + key decision makers in FinTech and financial services
- Member and Community Pavilion: 100 + FinTech startups and global FinTech hubs exhibiting at #IFGS2016
- Plenary Stage: VIP keynotes and compelling panel discussions from FinTech visionaries
- Innovate Finance Member Showcase Stage: Dedicated stage featuring demos and discussions showcasing the best in FinTech by our members
- Bespoke sessions by Programme Partners: Workshops and roundtable discussions by world-class organisations
Join us in 2016 to meet the leading lights of FinTech. Be at the centre of the debate.
Innovate Finance’s global summit will occupy two floors of the Guildhall. The Plenary room on the first floor will host a series of day long sessions and key note addresses by high profile leaders and influencers . The Future Stage on the second floor will showcase the ideas and innovations of our members as well as the disruptors shaking up the banking sector.
There will also be bespoke workshops and roundtable discussions that will provide insights into the challenges and opportunities of within the banking sector. Check out our agenda for full details about the day.
Omar Ali, Managing Partner, UK Financial Services at EY
Ron Kalifa, Vice Chairman and Executive Director, Worldpay
The UK has consolidated its position as the digital home of Europe, bringing a legacy of innovation into the 21st Century. The opening keynote puts FinTech into an international context.
Nick Hungerford, Nutmeg
Damien Kimmelman, DueDil
Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, SyndicateRoom
Wendy Jephson, Sybenetix
Eileen Burbidge, FinTech Special Envoy to HM Treasury (Moderator)
The original disruptors of London’s FinTech revolution are Innovate Finance members. Each share their insights on building a better world of finance.
Alex MacPherson, Octopus Ventures
One of the most high profile investors in Europe provides an overview of the investment activity that has fuelled the growth of FinTech and transformed it into a sector that is transforming the future of finance.
Mike Sigal, 500 Startups
Gareth Jones, FinTech Collective
Nadeem Shaikh, Anthemis
Jeppe Zink, Northzone
Reshma Sohoni, Seedcamp
Christian May, City AM (Moderator)
Investors from the global FinTech investment landscape explain today’s trends, the importance of managing growth expectations and the perils of chasing the highest valuations.
Harriett Baldwin, Economic Secretary to HM Treasury
FinTech growth from the perspective of The Treasury
Christopher Woolard, Director of Strategy and Competition, FCA
Christopher Woolard, FCA
Emily Reid, Hogan Lovells
Imran Gulamhuseinwala, EY
Jens Spahn, Federal Ministry of Finance, Germany
Rhydian Lewis, RateSetter
Nancy Hulgrave, CNBC (Moderator)
Regulatory experts explain how to overcome regulatory roadblocks and to build a global framework for FinTech ecosystems.
Eugene Kaspersky, Kaspersky Labs
One of the world’s leading cyber security experts examines the challenges faced by financial institutions in tackling organised global attacks in the digital world and preserving corporate reputation at a time of increased security threats.
Robert Harding, Capital One
Patrick Eltridge, RBS
Anju Patwardhan, Standard Chartered
Peter Jackson, Santander
JP Nicols, Next Bank (Moderator)
Global financial institutions understand the urgency for FinTech innovations but is there capacity and support to develop them internally? Experts explore the challenges of creating FinTech in-house.
Matthias Kröner, Fidor Bank
Chris Skinner, The Finanser
Ben Rooney, Informilo (Moderator)
FinTech is disrupting financial practices and addressing the needs of global consumers. Two of the world’s preeminent financial visionaries discuss what FinTech disruption means for the industry.
Hosted by World Economic Forum
John McLean, IBM
Clive Cook, R3
Peter Kirby, Factom
Leanne Kemp, Everledger
Jesse McWaters, World Economic Forum (Moderator)
Experts consider the hurdles of moving blockchain out of the lab and the competing strategies for overcoming these challenges.
Luis Valdich, Citi
Rumi Morales, CME Group
Mariano Belinky, Santander InnoVentures
Yusuf Bashir, Infosys
Matteo Rizzi, Omidyar Network (Moderator)
Is CVC the new smart money? Experts discuss the advantages of this form of investment over traditional VC funding.
Hosted by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Kosta Peric, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Robert Annibale, Citi
Francesca Brown, DFID
Jonathan Rosenthal, Economist (Moderator)
The Business Case for the Bottom of the Pyramid: Can financial inclusion be profitable? With digital technology, providers and customers can both get what they need. A rich discussion of how and why the 2 billion unbanked people of the world present the greatest opportunity for growth and innovation in FinTech today.
Sarah Crowe, UNICEF
John Edge, ID 20/20
Christine Duhaime, Digital Finance Institute
Mike Butcher, TechCrunch (Moderator)
From digital payments to blockchain IDs and mobile money transfers, this panel looks at how FinTech can help the greatest humanitarian crisis of our generation.
Introduced by Katherine Crisp, UNICEF
Winners of Innovate Finance’s FinTech Jam for Good are invited on stage to share their winning ideas with the audience.
Zennon Kapron, Kapronasia
Alok Vajpeyi, Rainmaking Innovation
Building FinTech bridges: Two of the world’s fastest growing economies are also the fastest adopters of FinTech innovation. We learn why India and China are leading in FinTech execution and why European collaboration is key to long term success.
Hosted by Innotribe at SWIFT
Jorge Ortiz, FinTech Mexico
Janos Barberis , FinTech HK
Samarth Shekhar, FinTech Forum Germany
Don Ginsel, FinTech Holland
Boris Battistini, Swiss Finance + Technology Association
Nicolas Mackel, Luxembourg for Finance
Wim De Waele, Eggsplore Brussels
Bernard Lunn, Founder, Daily FinTech Advisors (Moderator)
Gathering of emerging FinTech hubs: FinTech has become a global call to action to create a better financial services sector for everyone. Building on the momentum of Sibos 2015 in Singapore, where Innotribe explored “Why banks need FinTech hubs”, representatives from the fastest growing FinTech hubs share experiences and encourage collaboration to help advance the most transformative business sector to emerge in years.
Alastair Lukies CBE, Chairman, Innovate Finance
The chair of Innovate Finance brings the event to a close with a look ahead to the next 12 months for the FinTech community.
FinTech is a revolution that will benefit the masses by offering better financial services . From payments to wealth management, from blockchain to crowdfunding, a new generation of startups are developing life-changing technologies and disrupting the finance industry forever. This session celebrates the innovators shaping this bold new space.
Moderated by Bindi Karia
Bankable: Eric Mouilleron
Elliptic: James Smith
FeatureSpace: Matt Mills
Expensify: Daniel Vidal
Salary Finance: Asesh Sarkar
Trunomi: Anna Mazzone
Red Deer Systems: Paul Craig
Credits: Nick Williamson
slowVoice: Karl Mattingley
What will the future of banking look like in an increasingly digital world? Leading lights from the world of FinTech share their unique vision on the future of financial services and the impact of innovations on individuals and business customers.
Creating the Bank of the Future:
Travers Clarke-Walker, Fiserv
Brian Larsen, Bancore
Building the World’s First Property Exchange:
Daniel Gandesha, Property Partner
Growing the Next Generation of Small Businesses:
Rob Young, OnDeck
The Future of Investment Management:
James (J.R). Lowry, State Street Global Exchange
Revolutionising International Money Transfer Markets:
Marta Krupinska, Azimo
London and New York are considered the leaders of FinTech. However, the sector has become a global phenomenon with hotspots emerging around the world and powered by talent that transcends borders and nationalities. A few of the most promising are showcased with Switzerland, Hong Kong and Germany leading the charge.
Time: 14.15 – 14.30, FinTech Forum – Germany:
Time: 14.30 – 14.35, FinTech HK:
Time: 14.35 – 14.50, FinTech Switzerland:
Time: 14.50 – 15.05, FinTech Luxembourg:
Jeff Lynn, Seedrs
Keith Bradbury, iwoca
Julian Cork, Landbay
Liz Lumley, Startupbootcamp FinTech (Moderator)
Alternative finance has become a multibillion pound industry but what are the risks associated with this new world of finance and how will it define the future regulatory landscape? This session explores these issues and the innovations that offer the biggest returns but also the biggest risks for consumers.
Ben Stanway, MoneyBox
Dr. Ella Rabener, Scalable Capital
Kirsty Styles, The Next Web (Moderator)
For many people, managing personal finances can feel like a full-time job that they are unqualified to do. From millennials to baby boomers, a new wave of FinTech startups are making it easier for consumers of all ages to save and manage money. This session explores the sector’s latest developments.
Jan Skoyles, Coinsilium
Frank Schuil, Safello
Valery Vavilov, BitFury
Nick Williamson, Credits
Jon Matonis, Bitcoin Foundation (Moderator)
This future-looking session on Bitcoin and the blockchain defines the differences between public and private blockchains, and the evolution of emerging standards and scalability. It also examines exchange operators and liquidity issues for clearing and settlement and assesses what the digital currency landscape will look like in three years time.
Mike Laven, Currency Cloud
James Allgrove, Stripe
Alain Falys, Yoyo Wallet
Céline Lazorthes, Mango Pay
Ed Robinson, Bloomberg (Moderator)
Greater mobile connectivity and the emergence of payment systems and platforms are making it easier to shop, bank and transfer money anytime and anywhere. Payment leaders look at new trends, the relationship between incumbents and payment startups and the challenges to shaping secure and exciting user experiences for mobile customers.
Hosted by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
When you think of your ideal customer, chances are you don’t picture one of the 2 billion unbanked people who live day-to-day on cash. But you should. Innotribe founder Kosta Peric, now at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, hosts a special session on how digital financial services open to the poor and unbanked present outstanding opportunities for innovation and growth.
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Hosted by Anthemis
There’s no denying that FinTech startups have made an impression on financial services. But while companies emerge, incumbents are taking note and bolstering their innovation practices. Are banks and startups entering a new era of partnership? This workshop invites perspectives from entrepreneurs and incumbent institutions to discuss this topic.
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Hosted by Claro Partners and Next Bank
Digital has transformed the business and competitive landscape of financial services. Claro Partners and Next Bank have partnered to run an executive workshop which will share perspectives on what trust, loyalty, engagement and financial management mean in the new financial services ecosystem. Together with participants they explore scenarios for 2020.
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Hosted by World Economic Forum
Digital identity has the potential to streamline and de-risk transactions for individuals, legal entities, and assets. However, collaboration among key stakeholders is required to push identity forward and realise key benefits. This roundtable discussion, co-hosted by Innovate Finance and the World Economic Forum, will articulate the burning platform for public-private collaboration on the identity challenge and explore key pain points in the development of a blueprint for digital identity.
Please RSVP to: email@example.com
Hosted by innovate Finance
With a particular emphasis on the Northern regions, this roundtable presents an opportunity to discover some of the most promising players shaping the regional FinTech ecosystem. It also provides a chance to feed into how Innovate Finance and partners can pursue a coherent regional strategy for FinTech.
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Hosted by APPG FinTech
The APPG FinTech Roundtable brings together Parliamentarians alongside stakeholders from across industry, public policy, and academia to discuss opportunities and challenges posed by the growth of FinTech in the UK. This roundtable also leads a discussion into the preliminary work around the APPG’s ‘State of FinTech’ report.
By invitation only
Please note that times and speakers are subject to change
Bespoke sessions hosted by #IFGS2016 Programme Partners:
KapronasiaYusuf BashirManaging Director
Infosys Innovation FundWim De WaeleCEO
EggsploreWendy JephsonCo-Founder and Chief Behavioral Scientist
Valery VavilovCo-Founder & CEO
BitFury GroupTravers Clarke-WalkerChief Marketing Officer
FiservSarah CroweChief of Crisis Communications
Rumi MoralesExecutive Director
CME GroupEd RobinsonSenior Writer
Bloomberg NewsRob YoungSVP International
OnDeckRob HardingVP & CIO
Rhydian LewisFounder & CEO
RateSetterReshma SohoniFounding Partner
SeedcampPeter Vander AuweraCo-Founder
Peter JacksonGlobal Head of Innovation
SantanderPaul CraigFounding Partner
Red Deer SystemsPatrick EltridgeCIO
Bank Innovators Council
Luxembourg for FinanceNick WilliamsonFounder & CEO
NutmegNadeem ShaikhFounder & CEO
500 StartupsMike LavenCEO
Currency CloudMike ButcherEditor-at-Large
Matthias KrönerFounder & CEO
Fidor BankMatteo RizziCo-Founder
InnotribeMatt MillsCommercial Director
FeaturespaceMarta KrupinskaGeneral Manager
Mark BoleatChairman of Policy & Resources
City of London CorporationMariano BelinkyManaging Partner
Santander InnoVenturesLuis ValdichManaging Director
Citi VenturesLiz LumleyDirector of Global Ecosystem Development
Innovate FinanceKosta PericDeputy Director, Financial Services for the Poor
Bill & Melinda Gates FoundationKatie DerhamBroadcasterKatherine CrispHead of Innovation & Strategy
LandbayJonathan RosenthalAfrica Editor
The EconomistJon MatonisFounding Director
John McLeanVP Global Blockchain Labs Engagement
Whitechapel Think TankJesse McWatersFinancial Innovation Specialist
World Economic ForumJeppe ZinkGeneral Partner
Jens SpahnParliamentary State Secretary
Federal Ministry of Finance
Members: Free tickets are available to all Innovate Finance members. Contact us for your promotional code and for further ticket information.
Startups: Reduced price tickets are available for pre-seed to series B funded startups only. Startups interested in exhibiting should inquire about membership as the exhibitor space is available only to Innovate Finance members.
General: Open to all except startups
Community: As part of our commitment to advance FinTech ideas and financial education, students, charities and non-profit organisations can contact us to receive a discount code.
Venue: The Guildhall, London
Time: 9.00am – 5.00pm followed by closing party
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Strategic Media Partners
FinTech Media Partners
IFGS 2016 Fringe Events
Celebrating Women in FinTech – Tuesday 8th March (International Women’s Day)
FinTech Jam for Good – Friday 8th to Sunday 10th April