IFGS 2019 Speaker Spotlight: Seema Khinda Johnson, Co-founder and COO of Nuggets

What is it about IFGS that brings you back every year? OR What is it about IFGS that has brought you to the event this year?
This is an event that brings together FinTech people from across the globe, to discuss and debate the most pressing topics for the year ahead. It’s an essential gathering, and I’m thrilled to be taking part.

What is the biggest change you have seen in the FinTech industry over the past 12 months?
I think there are three key things: GDPR, PSD2 and Strong Customer Authentication; Real Blockchain use cases.

What do you believe to be the most vital implication of Brexit on UK Fintech?

  1. Regulation clarity
  2. UK vs European

The most vital implication is how we the UK and Europe will interact through commerce and beyond, in simple terms how will it affect business and the people.

What are your go-to reads for industry updates and insights?
For my daily updates I use Flipboard. A lot of my content is collated under the ‘Fintech’ topic, as you’d expect. But I also make time to explore more widely. It’s important to understand what’s going on outside of fintech, in terms of broader people problems and opportunities.

If you could be stuck in a lift with 3 people who would it be and why?
I’d choose Michelle Obama, the investor Tim Draper, and the Dalai Lama. Michelle Obama for her intelligently human standpoint on enormous world topics. Tim Draper for his fascinating take on tech, economics and many other things. And the Dalai Lama for bringing a unique humility and sense of perspective to everything. He’s like no one else.