Our workshop sessions are deliberately designed to help executives, technology leads and operational specialists adapt to market-led changes and overcome a realm of typical challenges that they will face as they look to either upskill or grow their departments. Whether the focus is delivering financial inclusion through payments, driving automated know-your-customer compliance through regulatory technology or a step by step guide on the path financial institutions should apply to adopting cloud-based technology, the FinTech Connect Live workshop hosts are there to help you achieve your departmental goals, and will explore the following issues in-depth through 8 workshops over the 2 days. Lasting between 45 minutes to 1 hour, workshops give you an opportunity to really get to grips with a subject and fully consider what it could mean for your businesses’ day-to-day operations.

Day One: Wednesday 6th December – Exhibition Floor

10:00 – 11:00 Understanding the General Data Protection Regulation and How to Avoid the $4bn Fine

*Relevant for Incumbents, Scale-Ups, Start-Ups


11:30 – 12:30 Lessons learned from the Development and Deployment of a Mobile Payment Service based on HCE and Tokenisation

Crédit Agricole is one of the first European banks to have launched a commercial version of a mobile payment service using a cloud-based payment/HCE solution. This solution is integrated into the application Ma Carte (My Card) and launched on April 4th 2017. It interfaces with ‘Paylib’, the French interbank proximity mobile payment brand.

This workshop will provide the opportunity to share feedback with the audience on business, technological, innovation, and use case aspects on the project of developing a mobile payment service based on dejamobile HCE solution.

The following topics will be discussed:

  • An outline of the technical architecture and challenges related to the implementation of a HCE solution at the heart of a big banking group payment system.
  • First feedback after the service launch
  • R&D and Innovation i.e. wearables and blockchain

Workshop leader: Senior Representative, Dejamobile


13:00 – 14:00 How To Moneti$e Your Unstructured Data and Generate Actionable Insights

*Relevant for Incumbents, Scale-Ups, Start-Ups


14:30 – 15:30 How to Simplify your Cloud IT Infrastructure and Align Strategy with Business Aspirations

*Relevant for Incumbents, Scale-Ups


16:00 – 17:00 Why Regulation is Crucial to FinTech – an Introduction to the RegTech Solution that is Shaking up the Compliance Market

*Relevant for Scale-Ups, Start-Ups

Workshop leader: Kristoff Zammit Ciantar, CEO, Aqubix

Day Two: Thursday 7th December – Exhibition Floor

10:00 – 11:00 The Incumbent’s Revenge – a Practical Guide to DevOps for Digital Transformation

*Relevant for Incumbent Financial Institutions and Scale-Ups

Workshop leader: Senior Representative, Cloud Industry Forum


11:30 – 12:30 Building a Business Case for Alternative Payments in a Cashless World

*Relevant for Incumbent Financial Institutions, Scale-Ups, Start-Ups and Retailers

Workshop leader: Senior Representative, Contis Group


13:00 – 14:00 Know-Your-Customer or Face the Consequences of Non-Compliance

Workshop leader: Senior Representative, TMF Group


14:30 – 15:30 Content-Driven Marketing for Financial Services: Where to Start and How to Generate Wins, Fast

The workshop will cover best practices in setting up a cross platform strategy, using SEO, Inbound/Content and Paid Activity to drive qualified traffic and leads to your product and services. We’ll outline structure and process needed for maximum effect and success. These processes apply to a range of company sizes and focuses.

*Relevant for Incumbent Financial Institutions, Scale-Ups, Start-Ups and Technology Providers

Workshop leader: Sheila Mitham, Founder and CEO, Inbound Marketing


16:00 – 17:00 PSD2 – Reinventing Banking, Revolutionising Payments and Empowering Innovation

*Relevant for Relevant for Incumbent Financial Institutions, Scale-Ups, Start-Ups and Technology Providers