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Join Scotland's 11th Annual Financial Technology Summit, the launch event of the Scotland Fintech Festival. 

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Wednesday 25th September 2024
Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh
08:30 - 4.30pm

Free to attend (T&Cs apply)

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The Conference

The Fintech Summit

Amidst one of the most turbulent periods in modern history, the Summit will consider the role of financial innovation in the socio-economic recovery.

 

The pandemic dramatically accelerated the shift to mobile banking, digital channels and cashless payments systems and increased engagement with a range of Fintech services. But it also highlighted the fragility of our economic system, and the crucial requirement for fast, frictionless finance.
 

The conference will reflect on the evolution of financial technology against this backdrop of volatility; considering the key trends, challenges and market disruptions, and discussing the opportunity for Fintech to help customers manage the cost of living crisis and help the country to build back better.

 

 Core conference topics 

  • Landscape: Cost of Living Crisis, Financial Health, Sustainability

  • Customer Strategy: Engagement, Inclusion, UX, Data Insight   

  • Emerging Tech: Advanced Analytics, AI, ML, RPA, Blockchain, Mobile

  • Regulation: GDPR, MiFID II, PSD2, Open Banking

  • Infrastructure: IT, Security, Digitalisation, Cloud, Mobile, XaaS

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sPEAKERS
2023 Speakers
Dynamic Earth Edinburgh

 The Venue 

The conference will be held live and in-person at the iconic Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, a professional event space offering panoramic views of the city and Arthur's Seat.

 

The venue is centrally located in the old town, just 15 minutes walk from Waverley train station, making it easily accessible via public transport. We also offer free WiFi, discounted on-site parking and provide food and drinks to attendees throughout the day. 

 

 

2023 Conference Agenda

SESSION 1 - Re-Watch on YouTube


In this 10th annual Fintech Summit, we will reflect on a decade of industry change. We will begin by looking at what we can learn from past trends, examining how the financial service ecosystem has shifted through competition, regulation, and technological disruption. We will then explore how some of the longest running FS institutions have adapted to these changes; transforming, digitalising, and navigating new partnerships and collaboration.


09:15     Welcome from the Conference Chair

Mark Stephen, Journalist & Broadcaster, BBC Scotland 


09:20     Introduction to the 2023 Scotland Fintech Festival

Nicola Anderson, CEO, FinTech Scotland

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09:25    Learning from the Past to Prepare for the Future

Devie Mohan, Fintech Researcher & CEO, Burnmark

09:40    Where is the Money?

Fiona Henderson, Partner, CMS


9:55     How to Transform a 250-Year-Old Bank into the UK’s Biggest Fintech in 5 (Not so) Easy Steps…

Peter Crouch, CIO: Business & Commercial Banking, Lloyds Banking Group


10:10    Driving Collaboration & Partnerships for Opportunity & Impact

Andy Elphick, Head of Innovation, Barclays

10:25    Combined Q&A

10:55    Networking & Refreshments


SESSION 2

 

Session two will hone-in on a variety of key topics in longer individual slots. Presentations will be run across four parallel streams, providing delegates the opportunity to attend two of the options live. The alternative breakouts will be accessible on-demand post event.

11:30     First Breakout Option (A-D)

Breakout options include:

A. Lightning Talks – Key Trends & Customer Impact - Re-Watch on Youtube

  • Generational Wealth Transfer and Customer Duty - Nick Cousins, CEO, Exizent

  • Open Banking in Action: Supporting Savers - Kate McKay, General Counsel, Nude

  • The Role of Conversational AI in Customer Support - Rachel Curtis, CEO, Inicio AI

  • AI Powered Impact Investing - Sonia Schulenburg, CEO, Level-E Capital

  • Nicola Anderson, CEO, Fintech Scotland (Chair)

B. Empowering Fintech Innovation: Unleashing Generative AI with Responsible Integration & FMOps

  • Tapping into the power of Generative AI and LLMs is essential for innovative applications

  • Exploring key concepts and best practices to ensure secure and efficient implementation of AI

  • Real-world examples to showcase the seamless integration of Generative AI into applications

  • The importance of AWS Well-Architected Framework's ML Lens for responsible & scalable deployment

  • The distinctions and convergence points between DevOps, MLOps, and the emerging LLMOps

 

Muhil Vannan, Chief Product Architect - AI/ML Platform, JPMorgan Chase & Co

C. A Regulator’s View of Themes and Trends in Innovation and Fintech - Re-Watch on Youtube

  • What’s on our minds as we look ahead

  • How do technological developments sit alongside regulatory outcomes? 

  • How will the consumer duty form what you do? 

  • What next in the development of regulation for cryptoassets and the role of international regulation? 

  • Remember if it’s in the regulator’s future it’s probably in yours too

 

Glenn Redemann, Cryptoasset & RegChange: Authorisations Manager, FCA

D. Digital Transformation in Banking: Exploring No-Code Solutions - Re-Watch on Youtube - Re

 

Joshua Hughman, Sales Director, UKI, Creatio 

12:05     Transition

12:15     Second Breakout Option (E-H)

E. Panel Session: AI as a Tool to Build Trust - Re-Watch on Youtube

  • The opportunities AI brings to fintech businesses

  • How to navigate some of the associated risks

  • How to win consumer confidence in this trust economy

 

Callum Sinclair, Head of Technology & Commercial, Burness Paull - Chair

Steph Wright, Head of Scottish AI Alliance

Jan Buchan, Head of Business Services Legal, abrdn

Trish Quinn, Strategic Innovation Director, Fintech Scotland

 

F. Top 5 security concerns in Financial Services - Re-Watch on Youtube

Uncover the key challenges Financial Services face when managing their global web estate, including why 50% of organisations have had a data breach in the past 3 years. ​Challenges covered:

  • Infrastructure and Integration with other systems

  • Security and Regulation challenges

  • Releasing regulated content

 

Gary Roberts, CRO, Forrit

G. Panel Session - Helping vulnerable populations: Leveraging real-world and synthetic data for societal welfare and regulatory innovation - Re-Watch on Youtube

  • Matt Lowe, Manager of Digital & Data Services Team, FCA

  • Wullie Grubb, Strategic Analytics and Data Science Leader, Virgin Money

  • Bryn Coulthard, Chief Product & Technology Officer, Smart Data Foundry

  • Richard Seabrook, Head of Marketing and Communications, Smart Data Foundry

H. Discovery, Reusability and Impact of API Ecosystems for open finance and beyond - Re-Watch on Youtube

  • Embedded/open finance –what impact on your business and is there value in building for it or consuming it?

  • Learn about API sprawl and the standardization process to consolidate technical debt.

  • How to enable agility by re-using API assets and productization, to launch services quicker and provide business value sooner

David Luke, Director of Pre-Sales, Axway and Anthony Badger, Account Executive, Axway

12:45     Lunch & Networking


SESSION 3 - Re-Watch on Youtube

 

Building on the themes from the morning session, the afternoon will focus on some of the key defining trends that are currently shaping the direction of the industry. Specific areas of focus will include Embedded Finance, BaaS, Digital Assets and the rise of Generational AI and GPT.


13:35    Why Embedded Finance & BaaS is an Opportunity for Banks to Transform for the Better

Deeptasree Mitra, MD, Contextual Banking, BaaS & Embedded Finance, Deutsche Bank


13:50    Global Digital Assets: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly

Teana Baker-Taylor, VP: Policy & Regulatory Strategy, Circle


14:05    BondGPT: 0 to GPT in 30 Days

Michael Speed, VP Development, Broadridge


14:20    The Rise of AI-Assisted Investment

Dann Bibas, GM International, Public


14:35    Combined Q&A Panel


15:10    Closing Remarks

15:15    End of Session
 

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15:15    Networking Drinks Reception

16:00    Close of Conference

*The conference agenda is provisional and subject to change

AGENDA
ABOUT

About DIGIT

DIGIT has rapidly grown into the largest independent business technology community in Scotland. We run an extensive series of virtual conferences and online events focused on core areas of emerging Technology, Digital and IT. We also run Scotland's leading IT & Digital News Platform www.digit.fyi with over 50,000 page views per month.

The events provide a unique platform for knowledge exchange and discussion, drawing stakeholders together to explore best practice, technological innovation and business outcomes. Our conferences attract a senior delegate following and have become renowned as an important forum for high-level networking and engagement.

Scottish Financial Technology Awards

The Scottish Financial Technology Awards is an evening to recognise innovation, impact and achievement across the Financial Technology sector; spotlighting some of the incredible organisations that are driving improvements within the industry and putting Scotland's national ecosystem on the map.

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SPONSORS

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2023 Drinks Reception
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