The business of FinTech has always been about building, digitally. Emerging technology such as cloud, expanded API toolkits and as well as new and exciting ways to use and analyse data have empowered a new generation of agile, innovative startups. Incumbent banks fuelled by a desire to offer a more progressive product offering to their customer have been striving to do that amidst a legacy of aging tech, culture and business models. Needless to say, over the past decade there have been quite a few lessons learned and growing pains.
How does all this self-reflection affect the rise of the digital builder? We have gathered a range of erudite and interesting speakers to examine just this at FTT Digital Builder.
How do you build a FinTech business with purpose and profit?
Are we seeing the age of rocket ship – where employee culture, regulatory concerns and even profitability are sacrificed at the alter of ‘growth’? A new generation of FinTech startups is emerging – one that is focused on sustainability, an empowered workforce as well as making money.
Could this be the most disruptive trend of all? Our Rockstar speaker discuss:
- Jeppe Rindom, Co-founder & CEO, Pleo
- Clare Reilly, Chief Engagement Officer, PensionBee
- Jens Hartwig · Co-founder & Chief Product Officer, Laka
- Josh Hart, Co-Founder & Chief Product and Technology Officer, Yulife
- Robert Baugh, Founder & CEO, Keepabl
- Bradley Leimer, Co-founder, Unconventional Ventures
For almost the past decade no self-respecting global bank would have failed to allocate a portion of their innovation and digital budgets to the establishment of an innovation hub. Why were they developed? Who did they benefit? And how have they evolved in 2021?
Anyone who’s anyone in FinTech has spent time in an Innovation Hub. What were they good for? And where are they going? You know our thought leaders have views.
- Kate Bohn, Innovation – Incubator & Accelerator Lead, Lloyds Banking Group
- Barbara Gottardi, Chief Information Officer Europe at Vanguard Europe
- Kevin Sefton, CEO, untied
The push to enable a traditional, incumbent bank to work with a digital-first FinTech entrant has been the stuff of many a keynote address and innovation workshop. Outside of the hype where are the real stories with lessons learned, mistakes to avoid and maturity achieved?
Are FinTech companies and banks doomed to be chalk and cheese, or are they awkward parties in need of a better dance teacher? Who will survive the judgment of our panel in Strictly Come FinTech Dancing?
- Rita Martins, FinTech Partnerships Lead – Innovation Finance & Risk, HSBC
- Georgy Sokolov, Co-founder at Wirex
- Christophe Langlois, Global Marketing Lead, Fintech & Developer Ecosystem, Fusionfabric.cloud, Finastra
- Nina Mohanty, Founder & CEO, Bloom Money
It can be easy to look at the global FinTech ecosystem as a jungle – a shifting community of large financial institutions, new startups, tech evangelists and those who take a machete to traditional business models. But what lessons can be learned from the actual jungle – once dotted by hills, a tropical climate and actual wild animals? Only the legendary Neal Cross, former MD & CIO of DBS Bank now Co-founder & Chairman of PictureWealth can paint that story.
Neal tells the story of building Hotel Orangutan in Indonesia with a handful of villagers from the local jungle and the philosophies he learnt and applied to DBS and other projects with Jungle Innovation.
Join us on April 14th to share your stories, examine your lessons learned and experience the dawn of the Digital Builder.