The HSBC Breakfast event during UK FinTech week powered by the TECHTalents Society

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Conventional wisdom in the financial world is that large incumbent banks need to partner with smaller start-up and scale-up companies for a mutually beneficial relationship that aims to foster innovation and ultimately improve services. During this breakfast session we will look to go into the way partnerships and investments are used to do this within a global bank.

The session features Raman Bhatia, Head of the HSBC's UK Digital Bank, Asif Faruque, Head of Content at Level39 Technology Accelerator, and a member of HSBC's Strategic Innovation Investments team. SII was formed in 2014 to make venture-like minority investments into early stage companies that have a strategic relevance to HSBC, with $200m initially allocated. SII also manages consortium investments across the HSBC Group. We will also look to dig into a current fintech partnership and we will go into a panel focused on fintech investments in 2019. We look forward to welcoming you to HSBC as part of UK Fintech Week 2019.

When: 1 May 2019

Where: HSBC London HQ, Canary Wharf


9:00 – 9:30     Breakfast and Networking

9:30 – 9:45      Keynote - Raman Bhatia - Head of Digital Bank UK

9:45 – 10:00   Fireside chat – The secrets of a strategic partnership

HSBC and PayKey discuss the ins and outs of their Fintech relationship
May Michelson - head of Business development Europe - PayKey

10:00 – 10:20  Panel - Investment and Funding

What makes a successful investment & how do both sides get the best out of the relationship?
What trends do we think will have the biggest impact on fintech investment 2019?

Tim Levene – Chief Executive Officer – Augmentum VC
Anne Ravanona – Founder and CEO - Global Invest Here
Stefania Ponzo – Venture Capitalist – Downing Ventures
Asif Faruque – Head of Content – Level39 Technology Accelerator
Thomas Bussey – Investment Manager – Strategic Innovation Investments - HSBC

10:20 – 10:30  Q&A

10:30                Close

Adizah Tejani - Senior Digital Innovation Manager, HSBC UK
Liz Lumley - Director of FinTech, VC INNOVATIONS


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