Fintech Digital Payments Seminar - Is Bigtech joining the fight?
Emerging technology continues to disrupt industry after industry, and the banking sector is clearly in the sights of Big Tech’s leading players. A head start in artificial intelligence and machine learning know-how mean those Big Tech players can target well-established banking incumbents and enter markets rapidly. Further, an insatiable appetite for data mean those disruptors are likely to offer discounted services in everything from lending, payments, insurance, and trading.
This disruption and the race to harness the technological arsenal of tomorrow will have far-reaching consequences on consumer behavior, business development, and regulatory oversight. Importantly, the incumbent banking industry will have to find a path forward that allows them to compete with relatively low-cost services, while maintaining and advancing their traditional operations – all while dealing with potentially lopsided regulatory oversight.
The InterAxS FinTech seminar brings together a diverse set of presenters, with multifaceted viewpoints, to offer a comprehensive look at the forces shaping the banking industry of the future. We will discuss the role of Big Tech in financial services and how incumbants, challengers and tech players will fight out the payments space.
Russ Shaw, CEO and Founder of Tech London Advocates and Global Tech Advocates and former Chairman of The Marketing Group of Great Britain
Laura McCracken, Global EVP, Financial Institutions & Fintech at Wirecard and ex Head of Financial Service & Payment Partnerships Europe at Facebook and formerly responsible for Amazon’s payment products
Renier Lemmens, TransferGo and ex Board Member at Revolut and former CEO EMEA at Paypal
Neira Jones, Ambassador, Emerging Payments Association
Kaitlin Zhang, CEO Kaitlin Zhang Branding, cross-border branding and PR for tech, financial services and government between China and the West.
Craig Wellman, Head of Microsoft Financial Services
Catherine Wines, Director and Co-Founder of World Remit, a global online money transfer service
Neil Garner, Founder & CEO Thyngs, previously Founder & CEO of Proxama plc, a global leader in mobile wallets (before the launch of Apple Pay)
Leo Machado, Product Director, Trustronic - Trustonic is a joint venture between ARM (smartphone chips) & Gemalto (SIM cards, credit cards & payment security).
Walid Driss, Co-Founder Dubai's Global Blockchain Council and CEO DigitUs (start-up aiming to bring the advantages of digital currencies to the mainstream)
All speakers have confirmed that they are not subject to any confidentiality, non-disclosure (NDA), employment, franchise agreement, or any other agreement, which would prevent them from speaking on the topic. Participation in this InterAxS public event will not violate their employer’s policies or confidentiality obligations and that as a condition of their engagement as a speaker, they agree not to disclose any non-public or confidential information.