Join us for the Fintech Focus theme to inspire change in Fintech for women, and other minority groups, whilst empowering the community through game-changing content.

Through a mixture of panels and presentations we will explore the opportunities to come from the growth of Fintech's global investment, and the new technologies emerging to support this expansion. Attendees will also have the opportunity to examine the challenges the sector faces as female founded startups are still vastly underfunded leaving a huge area of potential for increased growth.

What to look out for

Fintech for Good  
Sustainable finance  
New technologies  
Security and cybercrime  

Confirmed Sessions

Mon 7 Dec

11:30 - 12:30

Fintech for Social Good

Elani Buchan

Programme Manager @ Nesta Challenges

Lucy Mullins

Co-founder and COO @ StepLadder

Georgia Hanias

Founder @ Ecology Media

Thish Nadesan

COO @ Cleo

Fintech services are changing the way consumers view their finances to help solve many of ...

Fintech services are changing the way consumers view their finances to help solve many of society’s biggest issues such as financial inclusion and debt. With 77% of UK residents found to be worrying about finances, how is this technology being delivered to help consumers manage their money better?

Key takeaways include:

  • Utilising technology as an opportunity to change consumer habits towards finance
  • Understand how putting the customer first will have the potential to increase brand loyalty

Mon 7 Dec

11:30 - 12:30

Fintech for Social Good

Elani Buchan

Programme Manager @ Nesta Challenges

Lucy Mullins

Co-founder and COO @ StepLadder

Georgia Hanias

Founder @ Ecology Media

Thish Nadesan

COO @ Cleo

Fintech services are changing the way consumers view their finances to help solve many of ...

Fintech services are changing the way consumers view their finances to help solve many of society’s biggest issues such as financial inclusion and debt. With 77% of UK residents found to be worrying about finances, how is this technology being delivered to help consumers manage their money better?

Key takeaways include:

  • Utilising technology as an opportunity to change consumer habits towards finance
  • Understand how putting the customer first will have the potential to increase brand loyalty
 

Mon 7 Dec

13:30 - 14:00

Transparent and Ethical AI Usage for Financial Services

Chandini Jain

CEO and Founder @ Auquan

Artificial intelligence has the opportunity to transform the financial services and automate ...

Artificial intelligence has the opportunity to transform the financial services and automate decision making services based on data input. However if not implemented properly in line with pre-existing systems and in line with regulation, AI may cause more harm to the customer than good.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the safe and secure routes to implementing AI
  • Learn what data is required for fair and accurate responses

Mon 7 Dec

13:30 - 14:00

Transparent and Ethical AI Usage for Financial Services

Chandini Jain

CEO and Founder @ Auquan

Artificial intelligence has the opportunity to transform the financial services and automate ...

Artificial intelligence has the opportunity to transform the financial services and automate decision making services based on data input. However if not implemented properly in line with pre-existing systems and in line with regulation, AI may cause more harm to the customer than good.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the safe and secure routes to implementing AI
  • Learn what data is required for fair and accurate responses
 

Mon 7 Dec

14:05 - 14:35

The Elephant in the Fintech Room

Charlotte Crosswell

CEO @ Innovate Finance

As Fintech companies get smarter on analysing their data, and big tech enters the financial ...

As Fintech companies get smarter on analysing their data, and big tech enters the financial services arena, what is the impact for the banks, and how does this affect consumers? Will it empower financial inclusion or will it lead to greater inequality? Banks have spent the last few years worrying about the disruption from Fintech challengers, without seeing the bigger threat of data analytics and how this will compete with their core offerings. As financial services providers tailor their products towards SMEs and consumers based on data footprints across lifestyle, have we gone too far and will technology regulation be effective or is the genie out of the bottle already?

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn the overview of the changing landscape of innovation in financial services, and bias from artificial intelligence
  • Understand what happens when the consumer realises the value of their data
  • Learn whether new data will lead to greater financial exclusion

Mon 7 Dec

14:05 - 14:35

The Elephant in the Fintech Room

Charlotte Crosswell

CEO @ Innovate Finance

As Fintech companies get smarter on analysing their data, and big tech enters the financial ...

As Fintech companies get smarter on analysing their data, and big tech enters the financial services arena, what is the impact for the banks, and how does this affect consumers? Will it empower financial inclusion or will it lead to greater inequality? Banks have spent the last few years worrying about the disruption from Fintech challengers, without seeing the bigger threat of data analytics and how this will compete with their core offerings. As financial services providers tailor their products towards SMEs and consumers based on data footprints across lifestyle, have we gone too far and will technology regulation be effective or is the genie out of the bottle already?

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn the overview of the changing landscape of innovation in financial services, and bias from artificial intelligence
  • Understand what happens when the consumer realises the value of their data
  • Learn whether new data will lead to greater financial exclusion
 

Mon 7 Dec

14:40 - 15:10

User Applications of Quantum Computing in Finance (Case Study)

Reserved for Event Partners

As 70% of banking takes place online, financial institutions will be heavily reliant on the data ...

As 70% of banking takes place online, financial institutions will be heavily reliant on the data input, the speed of which data is processed and the accuracy of their outcome. Until financial institutions change their legacy systems, they will be in danger of losing customers to competitors who will be able to give them what they want, as soon as they want it. As usage of quantum computing grows, the power it holds to outperform ordinary computers may save and retain over $10 billion in revenue.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the capabilities of quantum computing
  • Learn how other areas of the business will benefit from greater accuracy in decision making

Mon 7 Dec

14:40 - 15:10

User Applications of Quantum Computing in Finance (Case Study)

Reserved for Event Partners

As 70% of banking takes place online, financial institutions will be heavily reliant on the data ...

As 70% of banking takes place online, financial institutions will be heavily reliant on the data input, the speed of which data is processed and the accuracy of their outcome. Until financial institutions change their legacy systems, they will be in danger of losing customers to competitors who will be able to give them what they want, as soon as they want it. As usage of quantum computing grows, the power it holds to outperform ordinary computers may save and retain over $10 billion in revenue.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the capabilities of quantum computing
  • Learn how other areas of the business will benefit from greater accuracy in decision making
 

Mon 7 Dec

15:40 - 16:10

The Future of Payments – Transforming Payments at Lightning Speed

Nina Mohanty

Enterprise Business Development @ Klarna

Aimee Ruddy

Head of Product @ Curve

Fiona Ghosh

Partner @ Addleshaw Goddard

Sharon Kimanthi

Editor @ Fintech Futures

Payment technology is changing rapidly and companies need to be able to adapt. A panel of ...

Payment technology is changing rapidly and companies need to be able to adapt. A panel of payment experts discuss how payments are changing rapidly and how our organizations are creating innovative ways for consumers to pay and move money faster.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn about how the payments landscape is changing with new ways to pay
  • Learn how changing technology will affect you and your organization
  • Learn what these changes will mean for future cost and security

Mon 7 Dec

15:40 - 16:10

The Future of Payments – Transforming Payments at Lightning Speed

Nina Mohanty

Enterprise Business Development @ Klarna

Aimee Ruddy

Head of Product @ Curve

Fiona Ghosh

Partner @ Addleshaw Goddard

Sharon Kimanthi

Editor @ Fintech Futures

Payment technology is changing rapidly and companies need to be able to adapt. A panel of ...

Payment technology is changing rapidly and companies need to be able to adapt. A panel of payment experts discuss how payments are changing rapidly and how our organizations are creating innovative ways for consumers to pay and move money faster.

Key takeaways include:

  • Learn about how the payments landscape is changing with new ways to pay
  • Learn how changing technology will affect you and your organization
  • Learn what these changes will mean for future cost and security
 

Mon 7 Dec

16:50 - 17:20

Tackling Climate Change Through Responsible Banking

Reserved for Event Partners

Set out by the UN, the Principles of Responsible Banking provides the framework for financial ...

Set out by the UN, the Principles of Responsible Banking provides the framework for financial institutions of any size to demonstrate how their products are contributing to solving one of society’s biggest threats. With growing consumer pressure on CEOs of the largest corporations to address their ESG criteria, how can the financial services contribute to slowing the effects of climate change?

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the benefits of green bonds and learn how to gain stakeholder buy-in
  • Learn how fintech and legacy corporations can engage with consumers to consider their climate footprint

Mon 7 Dec

16:50 - 17:20

Tackling Climate Change Through Responsible Banking

Reserved for Event Partners

Set out by the UN, the Principles of Responsible Banking provides the framework for financial ...

Set out by the UN, the Principles of Responsible Banking provides the framework for financial institutions of any size to demonstrate how their products are contributing to solving one of society’s biggest threats. With growing consumer pressure on CEOs of the largest corporations to address their ESG criteria, how can the financial services contribute to slowing the effects of climate change?

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the benefits of green bonds and learn how to gain stakeholder buy-in
  • Learn how fintech and legacy corporations can engage with consumers to consider their climate footprint
 

Mon 7 Dec

17:25 - 17:40

Blockchain and Decentralising Finance

The future of blockchain in financial services has the capacity to unlock a $1.5 trillion global ...

The future of blockchain in financial services has the capacity to unlock a $1.5 trillion global trading gap in finance. However, as pride over ownership and intellectual property overtakes implementation, there’s a growing need for a global standard and regulation to operate with trust and transparency.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the opportunities to transform the financial supply chain through blockchain
  • How regulatory bodies can keep up with technological demand and move with the industry

Mon 7 Dec

17:25 - 17:40

Blockchain and Decentralising Finance

The future of blockchain in financial services has the capacity to unlock a $1.5 trillion global ...

The future of blockchain in financial services has the capacity to unlock a $1.5 trillion global trading gap in finance. However, as pride over ownership and intellectual property overtakes implementation, there’s a growing need for a global standard and regulation to operate with trust and transparency.

Key takeaways include:

  • Understand the opportunities to transform the financial supply chain through blockchain
  • How regulatory bodies can keep up with technological demand and move with the industry