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Agenda

Day One
Purple Room
Blue Room
Orange Room
Day Two
Purple Room
Blue Room
Orange Room
Purple Room
Blue Room
Orange Room
Purple Room
Blue Room
Orange Room
08:45 - 10:15
Livestreaming from the Purple Room
08:45 - 10:15
Opening

IFGS 2019 is designed around the key themes shaping FinTech in the UK and globally, from capital to regulation. The Summit is a think tank and task-force for change and a centre of ideas tackling some of the most important issues of our time.

10:15 - 10:35
Break
10:15 - 10:35
Break
10:15 - 10:35
Break
10:15 - 12:00
AI and Machine Learning

As artificial intelligence and machine learning become a part of everyday lives and business processes how can we ensure we are continuing to leverage technology, automation and data responsibly? And not putting technical advancement over society’s best interests?

10:15 - 12:00
Insurtech

From young insurtech startups carving new avenues in the space to traditional players disrupting themselves in order to innovate, will collaboration be an option or will competition reign supreme? In the modern working world, how will the insurance industry adapt to the gig economy and change how products are provided?

10:35 - 12:00
Brexit and FinTech for Good

In a post-brexit world – whatever that may be – FinTech remains a fundamental economic and societal driver for positive growth and inclusion in the UK. What can practically be done to ensure Fintech continues to thrive and what should we expect to happen next? In turbulent and uncertain times, it is even more essential to focus on the good that can come from supporting innovative sectors.

12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 15:00
RegTech and Identity

In an increasingly data-driven and connected world, businesses are requiring a 360-view of their customers to remain compliant and own data responsibly. How can RegTech power and safeguard the technology-led financial revolution?
As consumers and business customers have more control and ownership over their online data and identities than ever before, how is FinTech stepping up to provide solutions that expediate and protect the on-demand nature of modern society?

13:00 - 15:00
Open Banking and the API Economy

Has the momentous ushering in of Open Banking in January 2018 had the chance to make a real impact, or are we still waiting for the revolution to ignite? With many seeing 2018 as a teething year, will 2019 be the time new offerings hit the market – and bring to the surface some unexpected players?

13:00 - 15:00
Capital and Investment

How will the UK continue to be perceived as and deliver on an investment-friendly environment for Fintech? Both for overseas capital and domestic investment? Could the current climate actually bolster the UK market and create differentiating points from Europe and its international counterparts? We also can’t ignore diversity when it comes to capital. How can we increase funds into female-led startups/companies and who is raising the funds to drive female backed businesses?

15:00 - 15:30
Break
15:00 - 15:30
Break
15:00 - 15:30
Break
15:30 - 17:30
Talent, Diversity and Skills

From STEM skills to domestic vs. international talent, how will the UK continue to attract and develop the right type of talent for FinTech to flourish? Looking at curriculum change and inspiring from school-level to university, as well the importance of diverse leadership and recruitment practices in industry, talent is everywhere, but how to do we harness it?

15:30 - 17:30
Cyber Security

With data breaches becoming more and more common across industry, how can Fintech both protect itself and provide the solutions and best practice to ensure the sector wins the war on cybercrime. From BA to Uber, 2018 has been a significant year for data losses and reputational damage and in the context of a new GDPR world – are financial institutions and Fintechs prepared for the fight? Over-exposed industries / where are we most at risk? Is it what we would expect?

15:30 - 17:30
Capital Markets

With increasingly uncertain geo-political times, coupled with potential over-regulation and the fall of traditionally powerful financial centres, will there be a shrinking of the capital markets landscape? Will government intervention recede and how significantly will financial institutions need to change tack and more efficiently allocate funds, will they leverage wider pools of capital to invest across the risk spectrum?

17:30 - 19:00
Drinks Reception
17:30 - 19:00
Drinks Reception
17:30 - 19:00
Drinks Reception
08:45 - 10:15
Future of Banking

The banking landscape has changed drastically over the last couple of years. From mobile-first banking apps to key new market challengers providing banking as a standard, with this influx of digitally enabled solutions, the wider consumer may be benefitting from better and more seamless customer experiences but who is losing out – are we penalising important consumer groups who still rely on old methods of finance?

08:45 - 10:15
No Sessions Running
08:45 - 10:15
International and Big Tech

FinTech is a global sector. Opportunities to cross-borders and scale into new markets have never been more open and accessible. The consumer base for FinTech is also global. Harnessing FinTech solutions and TechFin solutions which make the most of emerging and developed markets is the big question. Who will rise to the challenge, take the lead and surprise established players?

10:15 - 10:30
Break
10:15 - 10:30
Break
10:15 - 10:30
Break
10:30 - 12:00
Robo-Advice, Wealth Management, FinTech and the Buy Side7

Digital wealth managers and new investment and savings platforms have seen success and growth as more consumers feel confident to invest and play the markets like a seasoned investor. However with so much of their success resting on their ability to keep their customers in profit, “or certainly not in loss” current market conditions are making this task ever more complex.

10:30 - 12:00
Consumer-driven FinTech

How is consumer behaviour shaping the future of financial services? For many people managing personal finances can feel like a full-time job that they are unqualified to do. Given the distractions of an on-demand economy and attention-short society how is Fintech listening to the masses to give consumers what they want?

10:30 - 12:00
No Sessions Running
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
12:00 - 13:00
Lunch
13:00 - 15:00
Growth and Scaling

Growing a FinTech business can feel like a monumental task. From profitability to talent and culture, founders are faced with numerous big decisions and business-critical tasks. How do you develop a strong team while focusing on your product and proposition and manage often conflicting stakeholders?

13:00 - 15:00
Pitch360

The Global Summit’s flagship pitching event, showcasing exciting Fintech startups across AI, Blockchain, Cyber Security and more

13:01 - 15:00
Crypto and Blockchain

After slow performance and slumps in value over the recent months, with the top 20 cryptocurrencies experiencing losses, will Cryptocurrency recover from its first true challenge? With cryptocurrency set to be launched into Whatsapp by Facebook, should we expect other corporate powerhouses to begin adopting the currency in the coming years and into a more mainstream sphere?

15:00 - 15:30
Break
15:00 - 15:30
Break
15:00 - 15:30
Break
15:30 - 17:15
Peer to Peer Lending

Peer-to-peer lending experienced rapid expansion over the past 12 months, with P2PFA surpassing £10 billion in cumulative lending. With more and more banks willing to engage and work with P2P companies, what are some of the potential shortfalls that could halt this growth? With rumoured amalgamation into cryptocurrency, could we see peer-to-peer lending following an alternative route over the following year and become even more mainstream in our day to day lives?

15:30 - 17:15
Pitch360

The Global Summit’s flagship pitching event, showcasing exciting Fintech startups across AI, Blockchain, Cyber Security and more

15:30 - 17:15
Growth and Scaling

Growing a FinTech business can feel like a monumental task. From profitability to talent and culture, founders are faced with numerous big decisions and business-critical tasks. How do you develop a strong team while focusing on your product and proposition and manage often conflicting stakeholders?

17:30 - 19:00
Drinks Reception
17:30 - 19:00
Drinks Reception
17:30 - 19:00
Drinks Reception
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