Happy new year! We wish you a very happy and successful 2018. To start the year, we wanted to share with you some of the FinTech events on our radar, plus a synopsis of key discussion points in Fintech right now. API Management is a key component of meeting Open Banking and PSD2 deadlines, and these topics are covered in detail in many of these events. Please be sure to get in touch if you’re interested in discussing our offerings around API Management and PSD2.
London Blockchain Week / 19-26 January / London
Our compilation kicks off with a whole week of Blockchain geekery. The week comprises 3 parts – A hackathon which requires the use of Blockchain or DLT to solve a real problem. This will be followed by a conference exhibition, featuring 40-60 of the hottest blockchain companies showcasing their products. Finally there will be workshops with experts looking to deep-dive into some specific aspects, such Smart Contracts or Ethereum.
Finovate Europe / 6-9 March / ExCel London
Billed as ‘the most effective way to stay ahead on FinTech innovation’, this event will showcase over 70 of the most innovative companies demo-ing their technologies, plus insights from over 100 experts. Attendees will have opportunities to meet company founders one to one, and will be exposed to digital developments across the entire FS landscape.
Open Banking Summit / 25 April / London
This Open Banking Summit is dedicated to providing business clarity and regulatory certainty around Open Banking, and to helping UK and European firms navigate the evolving open API landscape. Hear about: The most popular use cases / Insights into how Open Banking is impacting firms / The 2018 roadmap / How banks and FinTechs are successfully partnering to deliver Open Banking / Using APIs to reach new consumers and encourage loyalty / Dealing with the complexity and intricacies of PSD2 / Improving your API management / Customer authentication to mitigate risk.
Fintech World Forum / 30 – 31 May / London
Keynotes and speakers from top banks, consultancy and Fintech players, will cover the following topics:
How Fintech will transform Finance / Fintech due diligence / Crowdfunding with Fintech / Links between Blockchain and Fintech / The future of payments with Fintech and Blockchain / Applying blockchain and AI for smart contracts / Blockchain era of private banking / Emerging markets / Private equity view / Digital asset banking / The digital human / Latest trends and challenges.
Blockchain Expo / 18-19 April / London Olympia
They’re calling this event the world’s largest Blockchain conference & exhibition – where they plan to bring together content from leading brands embracing and developing cutting-edge Blockchain technologies, and they’re expected to attract over 6,000 delegates. Blockchain Expo will explore the industries that are set to be disrupted the most by this new technology including: manufacturing, retail, financial services, legal, healthcare, insurance, energy, music, government, real estate and more. An important one for those examining Blockchain enterprise strategies.
Money 20/20 Europe / 4-6 June 2018 / Amsterdam
Touted as being Europe’s largest Fintech event, it brings together the European financial services industry for three days. Topics up for discussion include:
Processing POS & Open Platforms / New Market Research & Commercial Models / Bank (R)Evolution / Entrepreneurship And Investing / Perspectives From FinTech’s Leaders / Data & Algorithm-Based Innovation / Next Gen Retail & Commerce / UXLegal & Regulatory / Mobile Payments & Wallets / X-Border Disruption / Shared Ledgers / Alternative Lending & Finance / IDRisk, Security & Fraud.
Last but not least, as members of Tech UK, we want to refer you to the great resources they regularly compile for the financial services industry. You can find out about their FS and Payments working groups here, as well as download their whitepaper Open Banking From Open Banking to Open Financial Services: The Long View.
If you have any questions about our offerings around API Management and our work around PSD2, please do not hesitate to contact us!