We launched FinTECHTalents Virtual / Spring with an over arching mission – to try and gather our FinTech community in an online space that was interesting, engaging and interactive. We counted ourselves lucky that we weren’t in an environment where we had to rush to migrate a previous physical event onto the internet. That is not to pass shade on the various attempts to produce Virtual events by other players during this global pandemic we have all been living through. But we had an opportunity to create an event that was Virtual-First. A gathering that was not passive, but offered up the best experience to those who actively participated in the agenda, platform and environment.
There were notices on Twitter of people, snuggled up on their sofa, laptops on their laps and coffee by their hands, who settled in to watch the conversations.
— Katie Cubitt (@Katescub) June 10, 2020
Industry insiders, opinion makers and business leaders jumped in the Live Chats, jumped on stage in the Interactive Sessions, and enthusiastically made new contacts and quick -fire conversation in our hugely popular Speed Networking area. In fact, the Speed Networking proved so popular – we opened it up to be live all through the event – giving even more options to our community on where to spend their time.
All in all we had 61 Speakers over two stages lend their expertise to FTT Virtual / Spring
— Deb Whitman (@policydeb) June 10, 2020
Our Main Stage had eight session looking at everything from Innovation Theatre, Open Finance, The Future of Work and Entrepreneur-ism. While Elliot Limb, Chief Customer Officer won our Lunch Time Debate – Is Innovation Impossible at Incumbent Banks? Many others gathered their favourite quotes from the day. Great sound bites include:
“We do innovation not because it is easy, but because it is hard.” – Roshan Rohatgi, Senior Innovation Lead (AI), NatWest
“Bankers are Magpies.” – Mark Mullen, CEO, Atom Bank
“Bankers are magpies” @atom_markm
— Liz Lumley (@LizLum) June 10, 2020
“It is time to stop being innovative and start being good.” – Firoz Noordeen, NatWest Rapid Cash
Out Main Stage was complimented by eight LIVE Interactive Roundtable Sessions that allowed our community to listen, chat and jump on our Virtual Stage.
— BBD (@bbdsoftware) June 10, 2020
Here is a roundup of FinTECHTalents Virtual /Spring in stats:
- 3,858 Total registrations from 45 countries with a 2% drop out rate <==CHECK THAT OUT!
- 50% from Financial Institutions
- 1990 Connections made
- 3,817 Speed Networking Sessions
- 13,000 Expo Area Booth Visits
- Three live Twitter Steams – with a total of 6,000 viewers
- 1,000 Social Media mentions & engagement and 1 million Social Media Impressions
- One exclusive music interlude!
— Theo – 劉䂀曼 (@psb_dc) June 10, 2020
Stay tuned on FinTECHTalents. We have a lot more planned for 2020. Virtual / Spring will be available to re-live, on demand very soon.