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This is Europe’s premier conference for credit scoring and related topics. For the past 30 years, it has welcomed hundreds of delegates biennially with 2019 being the most successful ever with over 400 attendees from over 40 countries. The conference bridges the academic-practitioner divide.
Capitalizing on Cryptocurrency Market Opportunities
Join Copy House on Thursday 26th August at 1 pm for an interactive roundtable with our industry panel on ways to capitalise on crypto technologies for commercial benefit. In this episode of TechTalks, the experts will provide the essential tips, tricks, and advice to help you capitalise on crypto opportunities
How FinTechs and non-banks are fast-tracking financial technology innovation
3pm - 5pm
Join NPL and London Stock Exchange to learn how the National Timing Centre Programme will address current risks in the finance sector and offer opportunities for future applications and the stimulus for next generation services. Hear from finance industry experts about how resilient time will enable better forensic tools, extend data analytics and enhance traceable time-stamping in distributed ledger tech. Allowing greater confidence and peace of mind in these data applications.
Holyrood Rd, Edinburgh EH8 8AS
9am - 5pm
Now in its eighth year, the Fintech Summit has established itself as the largest annual gathering of financial technology leaders in the country, and will serve as the launch event of the Scotland Fintech Festival. The event will be run in a hybrid format, and delegates can attend the physical Summit in Edinburgh, or join online through a full-spec virtual conference platform. The agenda will reflect on a period of significant volatility for the FS community; examining the key trends, challenges, and market disruptions, and discussing the role of Fintech in driving customer innovation and positive socio-economic impact.
Future of Fintech VI Conference
199 Cathedral St, Glasgow G4 0QU
10am - 4.30pm
The 6th year of this conference will focus on the practical applications of Financial Technologies
The Future of Payments and Regulation
At this event the PSR will share learnings from the current strategy consultation. They'll talk about where they expect the future of payments to go and what the regulatory framework might look like.
The UK’s Department for International Trade (DIT) in New York is now recruiting a diverse group of UK-headquartered FinTechs to join a Virtual ESG & Green Finance focused Trade Mission to the US during New York Climate Week. Selected companies will join a delegation of representatives from the UK’s Asset Management Industry, the City of London, the Investment Association, and the Green Finance Institute. Over the course of two weeks, participants will engage, present, and listen in on a variety of events and activities both during and after New York Climate Week. They will meet directly with key US stakeholders across financial services to share best practices from the UK on ESG corporate reporting, the development of new data tools to help investors create differentiated strategies, and the latest in innovation around ESG and Sustainability focused products and services.
Fintech More than Just Finance
12pm - 1.15pm
Hosted by Beth Welsh, CEO, Tail O’ The Bank Credit Union, and presented by Nicola Anderson, CEO, Fintech Scotland; providing an overview of the sector and what the future holds. Fintech plays a role a vital role in not only supporting the most vulnerable in society, but all walks of life as well supporting the most innovative projects.
Fintech for Non-Fintechs – Time to understand more about the digital innovation taking place in Scotland that will benefit your business
FWB Park Brown are delighted to be partnering again with Fintech Scotland to deliver what should be a fascinating round table discussion across a number of industries. The event, co-chaired by FWB Park Brown and Fintech Scotland will engage business leaders from both the Fintech and Non-Fintech communities to discuss the financial, payment and data led solutions businesses are seeking, and the wide variety of applications created by the fantastically innovative Fintech community. FWB Park Brown are known for our connectivity and the purpose of this event is to bring the two communities closer together and openly discuss the application of ‘Fintech Solutions’ within wider industries, to solve a variety of challenges.
Blockchain redefining the way we give, learn and work
9am - 10am
(Prof) Christine Bamford shares Women's Coin journey to revolutionise charitable giving through tokens and bringing innovation to Education As part of Scotland Fintech Festival Women's Coin brings a unique insight into the world of Fintech social value. A firm believer in triple bottom line and the role Fintech can play in building social value Christine will provide a thought provoking interactive session. Women's Coin nominated top 50 Innovators by CIO (Prof) Christine Bamford featured in the Sunday Times as top 4 women driving crypto
Central Bank Digital Currency: The new age of money?
8.30am - 9.30am
The introduction of Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) across the world is a major milestone in the history of money, but how far away is the UK from launching a digital currency underwritten by the Bank of England, and how would it change the way we save, borrow and spend? Join PwC UK cryptocurrency specialist Haydn Jones and a panel of experts to find out.
IBM – Showcase 1
9am - 10am
Cantor Fitzgerald, a Global leader in SPAC issuance (#1 2017-19 on both number of deals and notional transacted, #1 in number of deals 2020) and with deep understanding of the acquisition structure, offers the FinTech Scotland community a chance to gain insights into this evolution for Capital Markets.
Building a Diverse Workforce in Fintech Scotland
12pm - 1pm
We will explore what organisations are doing at a foundational level to ensure an inclusive future workforce. The purpose is to advise Fintech Leaders on what processes and procedures they should be implementing and how best to tap into this talent pool.
As easy as ABC? Why ESG must be at the heart of Scotland’s fintech future
2pm - 3.30pm
What exactly are Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) goals - and why are they so important to Scotland's fintech future? The webinar will examine why ESG is so important to banks and investors looking to buy or invest in fintechs - and look at examples of fintech companies that have put ESG goals at the heart of everything they do. What are the global market opportunities for those Scottish fintechs who really embrace ESG in a meaningful way - and how can their work help tackle financial exclusion and give consumers what they want? Join our panel of experts to discuss how ESG can shape an even brighter future for Scotland's booming fintech sector.
‘Let’s Talk Fintech’ – Australia and Scotland Fintech roundtable
8am - 9am
IBM – Showcase 2
9am - 10am
Machine Learning for traditional FS – How to compete with FinTechs
12pm - 1pm
Presenter - Martin Thorn - Head of Data Science : Standard Life Aberdeen
Technical teams: Build vs buy
Join CodeClan to discuss how to hire in junior talent to build up businesses and training staff internally, instead of throwing huge sums of money at senior developers to attract them from another company.
How implementing the right talent management plan can amplify your growth in fintech
4pm - 5pm
The key to growing your business is having the right people. With so many choices out there for candidates at the moment, attracting talent is tough. Ensuring you hire the right talent first time is extremely difficult! To consistently hire and retain top talent having a robust talent management plan that encompasses things like value proposition, brand, competitive salaries and benefits, an engaging candidate experience, feedback, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, stakeholder alignment, development opportunities and overall organizational health is crucial. Let us show you where to start.
Why Scotcoin is The Saviour of Crypto
4pm - 4.45pm
Introducing Scotcoin and The Scotcoin Project - the unique cryptocurrency that is also a Community Interest Company (CIC). Practically this means it has charity and doing good built into its DNA. Our ambition is for Scotcoin to become the de facto choice of crypto currency and transfer within the Third Sector in the UK and beyond and act as a fuel for change. We also have a strong green agenda using deployment of Scotcoin to address wastage and are advocates of the virtues of the safety of blockchain.
Meet the regulator – Financial regulation from an international perspective
Scottish Development International will host this virtual event where selected financial regulators from key markets are invited to present their profiles and a brief overview of the regulatory landscape in their country. The purpose of the event is to stimulate dialogue between fintechs and financial regulatory bodies in international markets.
IBMN – Showcase 3
9am - 10am
10am - 11am
FinTech businesses are being challenged when determining the skills they need for growth and appealing to a small pool of new talent. Join Andragogy, Golden Charter, and Traktion to explore how to reach the very best FinTech talent.
Pinsent Masons (Virtual) Fintech Meet-up
5.30pm - 6.30pm
We would be delighted if you could join us for the next in our regular series of (virtual) fintech meet-ups on all things fintech. The theme for the event is still to be confirmed, but we aim to cover current “hot topics” in the fintech space, having previously looked at issues such as digital payments, regtech, employee incentivisation and AI, and this event will be no exception. The format of the event will be a panel discussion, where industry experts will discuss a topical fintech issue, with plenty of opportunities for questions from the audience and thought sharing.
A discussion about the local FinTech Entrepreneurship Ecosystem and the Challenge of Scaling
6.30pm - 7.30pm
Edinburgh has one of Europe's strongest entrepreneurial ecosystems, propelled by the number of 'unicorn' startups, world leading universities, highly skilled workers, and the availability of early stage investors and mentors. This, linked with a world renowned finance services sector and a growing strength in Big Data, means that the local FinTech entrepreneurial space is flourishing. However, one challenge to the community, recently highlighted in recent ‘Mark Logan Report into the Scottish Technology Ecosystem’ commissioned by the Scottish Government is that of scaling. The report talks of the need for the ecosystem to reach a ‘tipping point’ in its development where virtuous network effects strengthen the ecosystem and provide the conditions for start-ups to scale. To reach the ‘tipping point’ requires interventions in the areas of education, infrastructure and funding. Professor Neil Pollock, Chair in Innovation and Social Informatics and Nicola Anderson, CEO of FinTech Scotland head up a panel to discuss the dynamics of our local FinTech entrepreneurial ecosystem and the contribution of the Logan report to the challenges of scaling.
IBM – Showcase 4
9am - 10am
Successful scaling: what you need to know
Atria One, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EX
A workshop/roundtable session aimed at fintechs in the growth phase, both early stage and late stage growth. We will run through practical pointers based on our experience, and can provide facility for questions or areas of concern to be submitted in advance.
Walking the DLT Landscape
3pm - 7pm
Csilla Zsigri VP Marketing & Strategy @ BTP will be presenting - https://www.linkedin.com/in/csillazsigri
Securing the future of work for the financial organisations
3pm - 3.30pm
Security will play a key role in enabling new hybrid ways of working as the world begins to re-open, with employees increasingly on the move. As hybrid working increases, firms need to be able to quickly adapt their operations to continue to work effectively and compliantly. Register now for our 30 minute session, where we are joined by security experts to look at what the future of work means for security within Financial Organisations.
How to leverage Banking as a Service
Hear how other FinTechs have successfully leveraged Banking as a Service to build products that customers love. Learn how Modulr provides payments and accounts infrastructure as an alternative to traditional banking services. And this session will also share the pitfalls and best practices when considering how to offer payment and account services that are easy to scale but deliver instant satisfaction and convenience for your customers.
Getting your data basics right from the start
The key to successful fintech and financial institutional collaboration
Please join us for a panel-led session, with the opportunity for Q&A, which unpicks collaboration and partnerships between larger financial institutions and fintechs. The panel will bring different experiences and perspectives and the aim is to highlight ways to achieve successful collaboration. The speakers will be announced in due course.
Data Conference 2021 – Doing Data Better
10am - 4pm
This year's data conference - a joint venture between The Scotsman and DDI - brings together experts from a range of fields. It builds on the two previous events, which focused on ethics (DOING DATA RIGHT) and collaboration (DOING DATA TOGETHER) and examines how we are harnessing that ethical, collaborative approach - and DOING DATA BETTER as a result.
Milan Fintech Summit: October 2021
Fintech companies are transforming the financial services sector, proving new products and solutions for consumers and forever changing the future of finance. This is why Milan Fintech Summit is dedicated to the future of innovation in financial services.
Privacy-by-design data driven innovation
Join us as we discuss with Fintechs and consumer groups how to balance data-led innovation with consumer privacy and data protection rights.
What can a data mesh and x-analytics bring to Fintech
12pm - 1pm
Presenter - Neil Carden, Chief Operating Officer at Forth Point - https://www.linkedin.com/in/neil-carden-1177a41
8.30am - 5pm
CmdR ScotSoft is the leading tech conference in Scotland and has been running for more than 20 years. It’s an annual festival of ideas and innovation that showcases the best of the Scottish technology sector and brings you sought after speakers from far flung locations.
Women in Fintech: an opportunity to enhance gender equality post-pandemic?
The Scottish Centre for Employment Research (SCER), part of Strathclyde Business School, works with organisations from lots of different sectors, including FinTech, to better understand workplace and people management practices and how they impact upon issues such as innovation, engagement and wellbeing. In this webinar, we will share the insights that have come out of the work we are doing including key considerations that organisations and policy makers in the FinTech sector need to take into account to align workplace and people management practices with EDI strategies in order to support home and flexible working (and any other relevant workplace practices) that enable employees, particularly women, to engage in innovative work behaviours and service centric behaviours essential to the sector.
Insurtech – Scotland and the Isle of Man Working together
9am - 10.30am
Join us to hear about the exciting developments in the space of InsurTech, including the development of InsurTech Isle of Man and the problem statements InsurTech can tackle on the island as well as hearing how Scotland and the Isle of Man will look to collaborate in the future in the space of InsurTech.
99 George St, Glasgow G1 1RD
9am - 4.30pm
The ‘FinTech Across the UK - Actions and initiatives to drive global leadership’ event is a UK wide conference bringing together key stakeholders across the private, public and education sectors who are leading fintech innovation to realise the global ambition of UK fintech.
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