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.
In the lead up to FinTECHTalents – Generation 2019 – every week we will showcase one of our awesome, inaugural FinTech Stories companies. YellowDog is the FinTECHTalents FinTech of the Week This week we bring you – YellowDog. YellowDog harnesses available and underutilised computers in the cloud in order to unleash unlimited computing power to
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
FinTech startups have a lot to consider as they grow and scale, says Emily Reid, Partner in the Financial Institutions Group at Hogan Lovells. Speaking at the FinTECHTalents Festival, Reid moderated the Hindsight 20/20 panel as part of the FinTech Stories stage. Today’s successful entrepreneurs obtain a clear understanding of regulations, from the start, understand
In the lead up to FinTECHTalents – Generation 2019 – every week we will showcase one of our awesome, inaugural FinTech Stories companies. CharlieIndia is the FinTECHTalents FinTech of the Week This week we bring you – CharlieIndia. The CharlieIndia Invoice HUB is a white label e-invoicing platform, which enables you to launch your own
James Haq-Myles, Global Head of Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing at Travelex speaks at FinTECHTalents 2018 about the changing priorities and needs of today’s workforce and how companies can ensure they recruit diverse empowered staff that deliver the skills needed for innovation and transformative change. “I think some of the factors that people are looking for
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.
At the launch of FinTECHTalents last year, 20 companies took to the stage to tell their stories, showcase their development and demonstrate their products. We called the stage FinTech Stories. This stage will be re-created this year for FinTECHTalents – Generation 2019 with some returning faces as well as some new and exciting FinTech offerings.