The Economist Events is pleased to announce that its 2017 Finance Disrupted conference will be held on January 25, 2017, at St. Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London. The conference brings together today's most disruptive entrepreneurs, industry leaders, policymakers and renowned academics to explore the pivotal trends in fintech, and what the digital revolution means for finance and the broader economy.
The conference will cover the latest fintech breakthroughs disrupting business models, particularly with respect to the banking industry. Topics of discussion will include London’s position in the world of fintech, blockchain, big data, robo advisors and more. The event will examine where collaborative strategies are most likely to succeed, provide examples of current efforts at collaboration, and discuss lessons learned from other industries that have experienced technological disruption.
“The wave of fintech disruption that is sweeping through the financial services industry is at a critical phase,” said Matthew Bishop, senior editor, The Economist Group. “Collaboration will be key in keeping the momentum going and for companies to succeed in this dynamic environment. As we gather in London, a global centre for fintech innovation, we will have the opportunity to gain insight into leading examples of successful partnerships and learn from their experiences.”
Craig Donaldson, chief executive officer, Metro Bank, will give the opening keynote address, titled Bank (r)evolution - what banking will look like in 2030. The keynote interview will be with CaxiaBank Chairman, Jordi Gual, who will share his insights into effective collaboration and lessons learned from the bank’s own fintech accelerator and ventures with startups.
Confirmed speakers at this year's event include:
Christian Angermayer, founder and chief executive officer, Apeiron Investment Group
Michael Backes, managing director and chief technology officer, Liquid Labs
Eric Benz, chief operating officer and co-founder, Credit
Eileen Burbidge, HM Treasury special envoy for fintech, UK Government
Ann Cairns, president, international markets, MasterCard
Claire Calmejane, director of innovation, Lloyds Banking Group
Mark Cliffe, chief economist, ING Group
Helen Disney, founder, Unblocked
Stephane Dubois, founder and chief executive officer, Xignite
Craig Donaldson, chief executive officer, Metro Bank
Rob Frohwein, chief executive officer, Kabbage
Rene Griemens, chief financial officer, Kreditech
Jordi Gual, chairman, CaixaBank
Andrew Hilton, director and co-founder, CSFI
Oliver Hughes, chief executive officer, Tinkoff Bank
Dirk Klee, chief operating officer, UBS Wealth Management
Adam Ludwin, co-founder and chief executive officer, Chain
Holly Mackay, founder and chief executive officer, Boring Money
Fahd Rachidy, founder and chief executive officer, ABAKA
Yann Ranchere, partner, Anthemis
John Rosenberg, general partner, Technology Crossover Ventures
Sebastian Schäfer, managing director, TechQuartier
Sebastian Siemiatkowski, chief executive officer, Klarna
Reshma Sohoni, chief executive officer, partner and co-founder, Seedcamp
Paula Steele, managing partner, John Lamb
Roberto Valerio, chief executive officer, Risk Ident
Nicolas Véron, senior fellow, Bruegel and visiting fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Rich Wagner, chief executive officer, Advanced Payment Solutions
Jeremy Wilson, vice-chairman, Barclays Corporate Banking
Olle Zetterberg, chief executive officer, Invest Stockholm
Deloitte is the event’s Platinum sponsor, IESE Business School is the event’s Gold Sponsor and Invest Stockholm is the Bronze sponsor. The event PR agency is BackBay Communications.
Supporting organisations include Banking Technology, Byte Academy, Cherie Blair Foundation, Crowdfund Insider, European Financial Management Association, Global Risk Insights, Hedge Connection, Innovate Finance, Peer 2 Peer Finance Association, Techfoliance and The Fintech Times.
The event is open to the media – please contact Stephen Fishleigh (information below) for media registration details.