Mental well-being may not be the first thing you think of when discussing cyber threats or innovation in financial services. However, I had the privilege of sitting in on a fascinating and very important panel discussion earlier this week at a cyber security conference which highlighted the importance of mental health. As noted by the session’s chair, Geoff McDonald,
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.
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 23 January 2019 by The Press
Our media partner, FinTech Finance finds out how to deal with cyber security at a breakfast briefing hosted by Pushfor founder John Safa and PR veteran Mark Borkowsi in London this January. “Don’t have your pet name in your password” laughs Mark Borkowski as he opens the talk. Set against the backdrop of London’s The Ivy
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
Today is a day of Thanksgiving in the good old US of A. Many Americans will sit down to roast turkey, pumpkin pie and questionable politics. However, you do not need to be ‘American’ to find reasons to be thankful this year. So, let’s cast off worries about Brexit, forgive those times your bank took
Ages ago I wrote a blog about my observations attending events and conferences (for the past 25 loooooong years). What I realised is that no matter what gathering I attended – whether it was a 20 person meetup or a suited and booted five star hotel conference looking at European Banking Regulations – delegates attend