FinTech for Breakfast
Held on Tuesday, February 2, 2016
With support from Dentons
Izabella Kaminska (FT Alphaville)
Dave Birch (global ambassador, Consult Hyperion)
Our monthly FinTech for Breakfast series is starting to settle down. I don’t want it to be just a gab-fest for techno-geeks; and I definitely don’t want it to be an opportunity (yet another opportunity) for a monomaniacal exposition on how the blockchain is going to change the world. What I want (and I concede that I might not get my way) is a regular briefing, aimed at financial services professionals who need to be familiar with FinTech but who are not working daily at the FinTech coalface, that will cover:
- the main stories – products, conferences, regulatory initiatives etc – that have come up in the last month; and
- the main things that we need to be aware of for the next month or so.
As part of this, my colleague, Harry Atkinson, has built an add-on to our website (available here) that lists what he feels we ought to be covering. I would urge you to have a look at it – and to send any suggestions/amendments to Harry so that he can incorporate them.
As usual, our guide through the FinTech Universe is Izabella Kaminska – who blogs on tech (and other) issues for FT Alphaville.
This month, she will be supported by our old friend (and CSFI Technology Fellow) Dave Birch – now Director of Innovation for Consult Hyperion, the electronic transactions consultancy that he founded with Neil McEvoy and Stuart Fiske 30 years ago. I see (from his Consult Hyperion blog) that Dave’s current obsessions include: direct-to-account payments in the retail space, real estate fraud, the European Biometric Alliance Initiative, TfL’s new tri-reader and the all-world Hackathon he attended at the beginning of the month. No doubt, we will learn more.