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A Few Events that Should be on your ‘’Fintech’’ Radar

“Each year technology makes the world more complex for people to understand. So, easy-to-use services for consumers are in particularly great demand” – Alex Kreger

The key to success has always been collaboration and what better way to collaborate than to attend events. Events not only help you network with like-minded people but also help you stay up to date with the latest industry trends. One can gain better insights into how their customer’s experience can be improved, the challenges faced globally and the innovations that will shape the Fintech sector.

Here are some better known global Fintech events and conferences happening in 2020.

  • Name – COVID-19 Impact – Future of Payments
  • Date – June 26, 2020

Hosted by Interlignis, COVID-19 Impact – Future of Payments is a webinar that will aim to bring together all the industries that have adapted the latest finance technologies for people to hear their insights, challenges in adopting the latest trends, and tips on adjusting to these new global circumstances and being ready for the post Covid-19 world. Some of the speakers would be Nabeel Irshad – Vice President, Government & Public Sector at Mastercard, Neeraj Kumar – Chief Innovation Officer at Standard Chartered Bank, Jean-Philippe Blerot – Head of digital & e-Commerce projects at Carrefour, Trisham C. – Senior Manager, Public Policy Payments at Amazon and more.

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FFCON20 is a digital event that started with a vision to have entrepreneurs and big businesses collaborate so they could together bring about a change. The event will have stakeholders from all backgrounds of finance; Fintech, Blockchain, AI, Payments, Regtech, and global participants across technology. Some of the speakers include Pat Chaukos – Deputy Director at OSC LaunchPad, Julien Brazeau – Partner at Deloitte, James Wallace – Co-Chair & Co-CEO at Exponential, Justin Hartzman – Co-Founder and CEO at CoinSmart, George Bordianu – Co-Founder and CEO at Balance. This event is a multi-day online experience exploring eight different fintech themes spanning July 9 through August 27, 2020. Each week a global line-up of fintech leaders will discuss and debate eight of the latest fintech themes and engage in curated networking and pitching challenges every Thursday afternoon from 2 p.m. ET.

  • Name – CXFS 2020, Boston, USA
  • Date – July 21 – 23, 2020

As the tech landscape is evolving, the need for better customer experience is also coming to place. Transparency has increased and so has the customer demand for it. This event brings together senior executives to discuss the latest customer experience innovations and strategies. CXFS will hold interactive round table discussions, keynotes on topics like customer first digital transformation, how automation in financial services makes us more human and more. The topics will be delivered by speakers like Natalie Higgins – SVP, Director of Customer Experience at Citizens Bank, Jeremy Balkin – Head of Innovation at HSBC, Martin Lange -Director, Client Experience Strategy at BNY Mellon, Katherine Lucas – Head of Client Experience at State Street and more.

  • Name – The Digital Banking Summit 2020, Acccra – Ghana
  • Date – August 17 -18, 2020

This two day summit is expected to have many C-level attendees and will consist of Keynotes, Candid Conversations, Panels, and Focus sessions covering the challenges and opportunities in the FinTech industry. The motive to collaborate with C-level executives is to brainstorm on topics like global trends, fintech disruptions, financial inclusion, regtech and blockchain to be able to guide the market players to find opportunities and face threats. Obi Okwuegbunam, Country Manager at Mastercard Ghana, Nicole Van Der Tuin, CEO First Access, New York, USA, Eric Annan, Founder & CEO, KuBitX, Seychelles, Robert Dzato, Senior Manager, Strategy and Operations KPMG Ghana are some of the renowned leaders who will be speaking at this event.

  • Name – Mobile Payments Conference 2020, Chicago, USA
  • Date – August 24 – 26, 2020

The theme of the event is mobile commerce and is an ideal opportunity for those looking to automate their payments. The event will provide knowledge for optimizing mobile payments for deliveries and transactions within a business model. The multi-day event will highlight the opportunities and challenges that are present in the field of mobile commerce. Some of the prominent speakers expected at the event are Alexandre Pinto – Director of Innovation at Actminds,  Sarika Sangwan – Head of Financial Services Strategy at Pinterest, Peter Gordon – Head of Enterprise Money Movement at US Bank, and Thad Peterson – Senior Analyst at Aite Group.

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  • Name – The U.S. Fintech Symposium, Chicago, Illinois
  • Date – September 14 – 15, 2020

​​The U.S. Fintech Symposium is a two-day fintech conference that will provide finance, banking, technology and other executives an opportunity to discuss the practical uses of advanced enterprise technologies within the finance and financial services industries. One of the goals of the U.S Fintech Symposium is to allow the attendees to learn and network. Every speaker brings to the table a high degree of experience in the finance industry. The event aims to promote collaborative discussions to help the participants gain deeper insights into fintech’s strengths and challenges. Some of the confirmed speakers are Brian Barnes – Founder and CEO at M1 Finance, Pei Chen – Director, Financial Service and Fintech at Consensys, Anthony Hughes – Co Founder & CEO at Tech Elevator, Sana Hafner – Head of Financial Partnerships at Forter, Trupti Natu Head of Money Movement Risk at Uber and more

  • Name – Finovate Fall Digital
  • Date – September 14 – 18, 2020

Hosted by Finovate, Finnovate Fall has been moved to be a digital event owing to the unpredictability of travel plans due to Covid19. The attendees can experience networking on a digital platform. They can engage with speakers in real-time through Q&A, audience polling and chat features. The event will be covering the innovations of all the companies in the form of digital demos. At the comfort of sitting at your home, you will have a chance to explore the world of financial technologies that is constantly shaping the fintech landscape and the companies demoeing their product will have higher chances of securing leads. Some of the speakers that you will be connecting with are Jeremy Balkin, Head of Innovation at HSBC, Kyle Caffey – MD at Conversational AI, Brian Kale – Head of Customer Success at Novo, Ray Nazloomian – Executive Director, Wholesale Payments Innovation at JP Morgan Chase and more.

  • Name – RegTech Summit, London
  • Date – October 1, 2020

This RegTech Summit is for Regtech practitioners, regulators, start-ups and solution providers, and all those who are directly or indirectly related to the compliance and regulation roles in the finance industry. The agenda of the event is to discuss how technology can be leveraged to accelerate innovation and promote regulatory reform. This event is a must if you are looking at networking with regtech practitioners or are willing to explore fresh ideas in the regtech ecosystem. Some of the speakers/ advisory board members include Mary Jane Ajodah – Vice President, Strategy at BNY Mellon, Robin Doyle – Managing Director, Office of Regulatory Affairs at JP Morgan Chase, Chad Giussani – Head of Transaction Reporting Compliance at Standard Chartered, Raymond Hanson – Managing Director, Head of Global Markets Program Delivery & Regulatory Technology at Credit Suisse and more

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  • Name – MoneyNext Summit, London
  • Date – October 20 – 21, 2020

MoneyNext Summit will consist of 2 days of content discussing the digital transformation of the financial landscape, future of payments, banking transformation, the business of blockchain, regulation and insurance transformation, each of these have a separate agenda. Speakers include JAMIE BROADBENT – Head of Digital & Innovation at RBS, RITESH JAIN – Former Head of Delivery – Digital Technology Foundation at HSBC, CAROLINE AMBROSE – Open Banking Director at Barclays, RICHARD DAVIES – COO at Revolut, MATT PITCHFORD – Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services, ROELAND VAN DER STAPPEN – Head of Regulatory Affairs, Europe, Visa and more.

  • Name – FinTech Connect, London
  • Date – December 2 – 3, 2020

This being one of the biggest fintech conferences and exhibitions of UK, it caters to more than 7500 attendees. Prominent fintechs attend this event to enhance their connections with digital buyers across digital transformation, payments, financial security, regtech and blockchain. The attendees will be able to assess the latest innovations and discuss the industry’s emerging technologies. You need to be a part of this event if you want to meet the ground-breaking pioneers in digital transformation, network with future partners, investors or finance technology leaders or or if you want to be on top of the latest Fintech announcements or trends. Some of the exhibitors in 2020 are Armada labs, bottomline, blockchain advisory, Forter, EedenBull, TeleSign, TransactPayments and a lot more.

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