Technology has had some bad press of late. Whether it be privacy invading algorithms on social networks or media-induced fear over the upcoming advances in robotics and AI– what tends to get lost is the way technology can inspire and fundamentally change business models, industry and society as a whole.
Technology is but a tool – and tools are only useful if they are fixing a problem. However, new platforms for how value is transferred changes the way we define validity, trust authenticity and verify identity. Advances in transportation and shipping have radically transformed notions of community, global trade and local politics. Within the space of a few decades the mobile phone has impacted personal relationships, been at the centre of businesses worth billions of dollars and fuelled debate on the nature of privacy and the notion of free speech.
Technology, in itself, can be a catalyst for great change. Which is why ‘the tech’ is the central theme of Innovation Triggers at FinTECHTalents. This is the stream where our delegates can geek out and revel in discussion and debate around uses of blockchain, identity frameworks, how robotics is transforming how humans, create, build and innovate.
Innovation Triggers begins with a special keynote from one of the co-founders of rLoop – the decentralised engineering community working with Elon Musk’s Hyperloop One transportation project.
Next our festival goers will listen to Ghanshyam Patil, Product Manager Digital Theme Lead – Blockchain at XL Catlin, who will detail how blockchain is being used in a real-life working financial services case study. Innovation Triggers continues this theme of practical use case over hype and speculation by inviting Terry Cordeiro, Head of Product Management – Applied Science and Intelligent Products at Lloyds Banking Group, who will examine how are AI and machine learning are changing the face of financial interaction. Dr. Christopher Leung of UCL will show our audience the robots as he examines which jobs are best suited to robotics and automation and at what point does technology create more space for humans to work with empathy, and develop tailored solutions.
In addition to case studies and presentations – our Innovation Triggers audience will be engaged with a panel discussion on how the financial services industry is building new frameworks around identity.
Join us and have your say on culture, transformation and nature of talent in the INNOVATION TRIGGERS stream at FinTECHTalents – two days of innovation, collaboration, live stories, music & craft beer at HereEast, London this 30th & 31st of October.