The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union on 29th March 2019. In the interim, the
leaders of the UK’s fintech industry will need to assess the likelihood of UK’s capital city retaining its financial
services dominance over its European counterparts and or whether the threat of tariff-imposed UK-EU trade
and a marked cutback in investment or lending appetite could affect the race to dethrone the city.
The panel will feature senior representatives from three of the biggest financial centres in Europe setting out
their visions for the post-BREXIT fintech landscape and how the outcome of negotiations may alter the
accessibility of tech-talent and access to investment for both start-ups and scaling businesses.
Panel Moderator: Janine Hirt, Ecosystem Director, Innovate Finance
Panel Moderator: Imran Gulamhuseinwala OBE, Partner and Global Head of FinTech, EY
Panel Moderator: Janos Hoos, Chief Consulting Officer, ApPello
The era of artificial intelligence in practice has arrived and is set to enable forward-thinking financial
institutions to drive customer loyalty, engagement and consumption in a customer-centric, post-product
siloed world. AI Finance Live is a new content stream at FinTech Connect Live dedicated to tracking
innovation in and around chatbots and cognitive computing, machine learning and pattern recognition
specifically within the financial sector. The stream will also play host to an array of start-ups utilising machine
learning, chatbots and cognitive computing to drive financial wellness and create actionable insights for
incumbent FSIs and the sharing economy.
Panel Moderator: Peter Smith, Global Head of Industry Policy Liaison, TISA
Panel Moderator: Anna Laycock, Executive Director, The Finance Innovation Lab
Panel Moderator: Adrian Drozd, Research Director – Digital Transformation Practice, Frost & Sullivan
Panel Moderator: Nils Rode, Chief Investment Officer – Member of the Investment Committee, Schroder
The promise of blockchain, virtual currencies and industry-adopted distributed ledger technology for the
financial sector lies fundamentally in the architectural improvements to the recording, storage and
verification of data and transactions. Blockchain Finance Live is a new content stream at FinTech Connect
Live where leading global financial institutions and technology providers both embracing and developing
enterprise, production-ready blockchain networks and distributed ledger technology will gather to explore
the value of the technology for the FSI vertical. The stream will also play host to an array of start-ups utilising
blockchain-based infrastructure to transform financial inclusion and identity verification.
Panel Moderator: Keerthi Thomas, Head of Blockchain, Plutus.it
Panel Moderator: Mihir Magudia, Executive Director, LEOCoin Foundation