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EVENT: FinTech 2017 – The Future Of Financial Technology

Brian Baglow

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The financial services sector is evolving more rapidly than ever before. New financial technology companies are driving disruption, disintermediation and democratisation across the sector. Innovation and growth are changing the markets and the distinction between finance and technology is shrinking.

Welcome to FinTech 2017 the fourth annual financial technology summit, which takes place over two days (27th and 28th of September) in Edinburgh.

Keeping pace with this accelerating rate of change can be daunting. Predicting how this change will impact the global financial markets is a huge challenge.

The FinTech 2017 Summit will provide insight, explore the latest innovations, and bring together experts from across the sector, from the disruptive start-up community, through to the world’s largest financial institutions. The conference will enable expert analysis, knowledge exchange, insight, discussion, cross-pollination and networking.

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Topics

The summit will include some of the most critical topics in the financial services sector, including:

•    Landscape: Social, Geo-political & Financial
•    Regulation: GDPR, PSD2, Open Banking & APIs
•    Customer Strategy: UX, Data Insight, Marketing & ML
•    Emerging Tech: Blockchain, Analytics, AI & Payments
•    National Strategy: Skills, Funding, Collaboration & Cyber Security
•    Infrastructure: IT, Digital, Cloud & Mobile

Speakers

The summit will feature speakers, panelists, excutives and thought leaders from across the financial services and digital technology sectors, including:

 DIGIT’s Founder Ray Bugg said, “FinTech has rapidly become one of the most active and innovative areas in the digital technology world, offering enormous opportunities for disruption and transformation. It’s happening globally and every entrant, from the smallest start-up to the biggest multi-national financial institution has to be aware of the evolving market, the regulations, the emerging technologies and consumer expectations.

“We started FinTech four years ago as a one-day programme, when the sector was still emerging because we could see the potential for disruption and growth on a global scale. Since then demand has grown enormously and the sheer scale of the market has taken many by surprise. We’ve doubled the size of this year’s event and created an even more diverse programme of topics and speakers because FinTech is without a doubt one of the most dynamic and challenging areas in both the financial and technology worlds.”

FinTech 2017 takes place on the 27th and 28th of September 2017 at Our Dynamic Earth in central Edinburgh.

DIGIT is also delighted to announce that the new Fintech Scotland organisation has chosen to launch its new brand and website.

FinTech 2017 is FREE to attend for employees in the financial services and FinTech sectors. Outside of those categories, tickets are £199 for a one-day delegate pass and £299 for the full two-day conference. Full details can be found on the FinTech 2017 website.

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Brian Baglow

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