Key themes 2022

There's something for everyone at the UK's largest and most impactful fintech festival.

View our 6 stages below!

Fintech Talents Stage

Immerse yourself in a broad menu of fintech content on the Global Transformation and Building a Better Industry Stages. Debates and discussions guaranteed to catalyse exciting conversations across the duration of the Festival and beyond.

Are you thinking about how a future in the metaverse will open up a new frontier of engagement and distribution of financial products and services? Are you giving due attention and care to how the transition to net-zero will affect the industry? We will discuss how new and evolving technologies are continuing to shift innovation strategies. Regulation remains an important area of focus (and expenditure) for financial institutions and fintechs alike but are the opportunities actually creating better and more resilient institution, positioned to deliver on innovation.

Featured speakers include:

Nick Bennett
Chief Technology and Operations Officer
Castle Trust Bank
LinkedIn
Michael Anyfantakis
Chief Architect and Head of Product
Capital One
Linkedin
Leanne Bridges
Chief Product Owner and Head of Intelligent Control
Nationwide Building Society
LinkedIn
Jack Cutts
CIO
BNP Paribas Personal Finance UK
LinkedIn
Diana Carrasco
Managing Director, Merchant Services
Lloyds
LinkedIn

Future Identity Festival Co-located event:

Future Identity is a dedicated community exploring the trends and technologies shaping the future of identity and trust. On the Future Identity festival stage, hear from industry experts, technology whizzes and influential policymakers, all with unique insights into this rapidly evolving industry.

We will explore how public and private sector players can collaborate to develop standards and frameworks around identity and break down data siloes. As identity rapidly becomes a key security priority for organisations of all sizes and across all sectors, we will look at how new technologies can fight fraud.

 

How do you make identity a seamless, yet secure part of the customer journey? Which usability and accessibility needs must be accounted for if digital identity is to work for everyone? How do you ensure identity solutions enhance user privacy and sovereignty? Sessions will leave you inspired to aim higher and design better as we build an identity ecosystem for the future.

Featured speakers include:

Jon Hawley
Chief Identity Officer
UNIDAYS
LinkedIn
Bhavna Saraf
Head of Group Payments, Partnerships & Strategy
Lloyds
LinkedIn
Fabian Eberle
Co-Founder & COO
Keyless
LinkedIn
Claire Maillet
Head of Financial Crime Operations
Zigly
LinkedIn
Felipe Martinez
CIO
Revolut
LinkedIn

FTT Defi Stage

New to the Fintech Talents Festival for 2022, FTT Defi brings together established players and fast growing ecosytem of new entrants work through the noise. The Defi community is diverse, strong-minded, and determined to reshape the industry.

Whether you are in the early stages of your thinking about blockchain and crypto or further along in your strategic planning, there is content that will meet your business needs. The blockchain 101 and the pathways to crypto acceptance sessions, will be crucial to informing your future roadmap. Whilst discussions on the fast-evolving regulatory landscape and technical considerations will help you keep pace with new business models and opportunities.  

Featured speakers include:

Francois-Julien Alcaraz
Founder
CryptoSimple
LinkedIn
Benedikt Goetz
General Manager, UK & Europe
Metal
LinkedIn
Rita Martins
Head of Fintech Partnerships, Global Functions
HSBC
Marion Laboure
Director – Macro Strategist, Thematic Research
Deutsche Bank
Jamie Allsop
CEO
clearpool.io

FTT Embedded Finance & Super Apps

In an industry where financial products and services can be delivered by a whole new range of distributors, new opportunities abound. Connect with a fast-growing community of financial and non-financial brands as they explore newly chartered pathways

Do consumers and business care about where they access the financial products and services they need? Do they want it all in one big Super App? What are the drivers of trust and brand loyalty impacting the established providers and new distributors? The discussions on this stage will both bring those diverse voices together and dig deep into the why and how of embedded finance. 

Focusses sessions on payments, wealth management, insurance and that poster child for embedded finance, Buy now, pay later, are available for those that wish to take a deeper diver into an industry vertical.  

Featured speakers include:

Sonal Lakhani
Global Head of Programmes and Strategic Initiatives, Innovation Team
Barclays
LinkedIn
Adnan Ahmed
Head of Strategy
Starling Bank
LinkedIn
Alexandra Rico-Lloyd
Founder
Bike Club
LinkedIn
Paul Staples
Global Head Of Banking
HSBC
LinkedIn
Tristan Attenborough
Global Head Of Energy, Power, Renewables, Metals And Mining
HSBC
LinkedIn

FTT Open Finance

Join a community driven by a passion for the possibilities of Open Finance. Look at both the present and future of the industry. Evaluate new business models and a fast-changing competitive landscape powered by Open Finance.

Keen to learn where we are with Open Banking to date and understand what the industry sees as the next exciting stage of development? There are presentations and sessions designed to deliver on that goal.  

Payments continue to be a key gateway for consumer and business engagement with open finance. Are we witnessing the end of direct debits as we know them? How does Open Finance/Open data help support goals around sustainability and the transition to Net Zero? Did someone say Space Data?  

Featured speakers include:

Charlotte Crosswell OBE
Chair and Trustee
Open Banking
LinkedIn
Chris Higham
Head of Payments and Cards
Secure Trust Bank
LinkedIn
Joerg Guenther
Managing Director and Global Head of Securities Services Technology
Citi
LinkedIn
Dean Butler
Head of Digital Strategy
M&G
LinkedIn
Derek Smith
Head of Technology - UK
Morningstar
LinkedIn

FTT Building Societies

Co-located event & new to the Festival for 2022: Join us on our mission to unite leaders from building societies, credit unions, technology providers and FinTechs. Be part of a community with a shared vision to transform and future proof the UK’s mutual banking sector. 

Hear from senior leaders from across the mutual sector about their vision for their institutions and the broader industry. Learn how these institutions, which have played crucial roles in their communities, responded to the challenge of the pandemic and continue to respond to the increasing pace of innovation. 

Get valuable information on how fintechs and technology providers are increasingly partnering with mutuals to deliver successful innovation projects. Learn how the sector is addressing changing generational behaviour, modernizing their product offering, addressing the sustainability challenge whilst staying true to their values and mandates.  

Featured speakers include:

Josh Rowland
Founder & CEO
Lead Bank
LinkedIn
Manila Mclean
CIO
Newcastle Building Society
LinkedIn
Chris McEvoy
Security and Resilience Officer
Nationwide Building Society
LinkedIn
Des Moore
Chief Executive Officer
The Cumberland
LinkedIn
Will Carroll
CEO
Monmouthshire Building Society
LinkedIn

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