I wandered around the exhibition hall of a FinTech conference, late last year. It doesn’t really matter which one – I have attended, covered, organised and spoken at so many of these events over the years – many of them combine into one generic spectacle. The speakers on the agenda include the head of digital
Wednesday 12 June 2019 by Liz Lumley
“I’ve seen more startups do more demos on stage than most people should see in their lifetime,” says Liz Lumley, architect of the FinTECHTalents Festival to Christophe Langiois, CMO of The FinTech Power 50 in an interview at Barclays Rise this spring. However, that first contact, those first stirrings when you listen to a founder
If wealth is not to remain something for the wealthy, the key is to understand consumers better, get them to engage with their money and drive better financial well being through behaviour change. Given the link between money and mental health – money worries being the key source of stress for the majority of people
The team at VC Innovations had a full week during UK FinTech Week in London at the end of May. In between chairing sessions at the Innovate Finance Global Summit, hosting a breakfast event with HSBC and then an exclusive roundtable with JobsOhio, our Liz Lumley managed to spend a few minutes with our friends
Wednesday 03 April 2019 by Liz Lumley
As most of us start to plan our chocolate egg collection – we are sad to announce that there has been a burglary at TECHTalents Towers. On the eve of Pancake Day in the UK (that’s Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras or Carnival to the rest of you) we were invaded by some Mad Bunnies. These
I recently gave a presentation at a conference for an audience of women in financial services. I went through my journey to entrepreneurship and shared what I have learned along the way. I also spoke about the challenges of being on my own – without the corporate and administrative support that we take for granted;
This International Women’s Day we decided to highlight some of our awesome Steering Committee members. We wanted to find out what they thought of robots, hear about some of the great projects they are working on as well as see whether the dreams they had as little girls match the professional lives they live today.
“Don’t worry, I won’t hold your age against you.” This was said to me almost two years ago in the London office of a global bank for an internal comms role. I was 45 years old. <== Huh? It is quite some time before I qualify for a bus pass in the UK and I
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.
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.