July signals the annual London Fintech Week conference where the future of money and financial technology come under full scrutiny. This landmark event brings major authorities from around the globe together to provide the latest scoop on the innovations and challenges facing the financial technology industry. Now in its 6th year the main agenda for 2019 is listed as ‘Bringing the latest in Fintech and Blockchain to London’.
Whats on Offer
The event boasts 60+ leading speakers with exhibits from 40+ industry leaders. Over 2000 attendees are expected to participate in the wide diversity of events including conferences, hackathons and other networking activities. It is a hands-on affair offering current technologies and trends, utilised by governments, industry leaders and a wealth of organisations world-wide.
The conference event runs from 8th – 9th July and delegates may attend the whole event or purchase day tickets. There is also a series of meetups and hackathons being held between 4th-7th July, prior to commencement of the main conference. This includes a meetup for women in Blockchain. Ticket information can be found here.
The Main Event
Highlights from Day 1 of the main conference include a discussion regarding the emergence of a decentralised financial system in France, as a result of technological developments, and the far-reaching implications. Another note-worthy topic is the rise of challenger banks and the competition they pose to more traditional institutions. The current and potential role of artificial intelligence and machine learning in Fintech is also on the agenda and set to instigate a lively debate.
Day 2 also offers a diversity of topics including an invaluable opportunity for Startups to take inspiration from an original Fintech pioneer. This afternoon slot will impart key drivers to enable your organisation to succeed in the competitive world of financial technology.
Other items on the agenda are ethics in the application of AI, and regulatory complications within the industry. This is particularly pertinent following last months G20 Leader’s Summit which included the introduction of stricter compliance regulations on Cryptocurrency exchanges by the Financial Action Task Force. If that isn’t enough to whet your appetite you can read the full agenda here.
WrightCFO will be monitoring the event on social media and posting a follow up blog on the highlights from the conference in a few weeks’ time, so make sure you follow us on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn and stay tuned for the next instalment. If you are attending the event, we would appreciate hearing your thoughts on any topics discussed and the overall event itself.