Wednesday 29 May 2019 by Liz Lumley
There is some debate over when the word ‘FinTech’ first came into use. I remember it being used in my New York office in the mid 1990s as a shortened, pre-hashtag, version of Financial Technology, there is evidence of a Sunday Times column from Peter Ridder that was called ‘FinTech’ in the mid 1980s, and
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At last week’s FinTECH4Life event Vica Manos, managing director at Anthemis Group commented that they do not use the term ‘FinTech’ inside their venture capital operation. “We say Financial Services and the tech is assumed,” she said. The reasons behind this decision in terminology is because our industry often has disparate and differing opinions on
I’m very inspired by the application of technology rather than the technology itself. For us, we’re looking at a whole range of where they can best help to serve our customers better. So what we were looking at is areas such as machine learning so that we can have real insight into how to better
In the lead up to FinTECHTalents – Generation 2019 – every week we will showcase one of our awesome, inaugural FinTech Stories companies. Jaroona is the FinTECHTalents FinTech of the Week This week we bring you – Jaroona. The JSN (Jaroona Security Node) is a revolutionary new blockchain node that acts as an automated, distributed
Sometime in the spring of 1995, I attended my first ever industry event at the New York Hilton. FinTech, as a word, was barely used (outside of our little office in Soho). The trade show was filled with trading turrets and real-time market data vendors. There were panel sessions, keynotes address and several floors of exhibitors.
Thursday 31 January 2019 by Our Community
Finastra ran its first internal hackathon in Paris, five years ago, says Chirine Bourgerie, Director Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Venture at Finastra, which sparked the company’s journey with fostering innovation through collaboration. Speaking at FinTECHTalents 2018, Bourgerie describes that first hackathon as “really amazing.” Finastra found that there were so many interesting ideas that emerged when the
When organisations look to attract and retain talent, you need to think outside the box, says Joerg Guenther, Chief Information Officer C&IS and Chief Technology Officer EMEA at Northern Trust Corporation. Speaking at FinTECHTalents 2018, Guenther say the festival was a real eye opener for him. The 129 year old bank, “with an anchor in
Wednesday 16 January 2019 by Our Community
Companies are not only looking for high demand tech skills, says Elspeth Coates, Enterprise Client Director, Makers Academy, but cultural skills as well. “Companies are looking for developers that are commercially aware, that can work collaboratively and work well with teams and across sectors, she says. Makers Academy is a 12-week computer programming bootcamp in London.
Thursday 10 January 2019 by Liz Lumley
The 2019 FinTECHTalents Steering Committee is ready to roll with a Bigger, Braver, Bolder, Tech-ier Festival experience. Many on our Steering Committee were with us from the start – when FinTECHTalents was just an idea to bring the full FinTech ecosystem under one roof. Many more have joined us on our journey to highlight financial
It’s that time of year again, when we all get asked to share our ‘predictions’. I always pause when I get asked, because I feel ‘predictions’ are different from ‘wishes’ or ‘actions’. There’s much I ‘predict’, which I don’t wish to come true. So instead of predictions – we at VC innovations – want to