Following the success of the first two FinTech North conferences, FinTech North 2018 is once again set to take place during Leeds Digital Festival week and aims to attract 350 delegates and support from the FinTech community in the Leeds City Region.
FinTech North 2018 will be hosted in Leeds on the 26th April 2018. The goal of the event is to generate collaboration and knowledge share within the financial services and technology community and to generate tangible economic benefits for the region.
The agenda for the one-day conference will feature a number of well-known keynote speakers who will cover topics including innovation, alternative finance, big data and analytics, machine learning, digital identity and authentication.
8:00 am Networking Breakfast – sponsored by Leeds City Council
8:45 am Julian Wells, Director, FinTech North & Whitecap Consulting
8:50 am Welcome: Adam Beaumont, CEO, aql
9:00 am Chris Sier, FinTech Envoy to Northern Powerhouse (Conference Chair)
9:20 am Henri Murison, Chief Executive, Northern Powerhouse Partnership
9:40 am Sameer Gulati, Policy & Research Advisor, Innovate Finance
10:00 am Regulation Speaker TBC
10:20 am Panel Session – Chaired by Chris Sier
Speakers joined by Ross Mumford, Assistant Director Financial Services, CBI
11:10 am Fergus Murphy, Group Customer Value Director, CYBG
11:30 am Stuart Sherman, CEO, IMC
11:50 am David Dalton-Brown, Director General & Peter Smith, Global Head of Policy Liaison, TISA
12:10 pm Richard Carter, Managing Director, Equiniti Credit Services
12:30 pm Skills & Resources panel session: Chaired by Lal Tawney, Director, Whitecap Consulting
– Paul Connell, Founder, ODI Leeds
– Dr Iain Clacher, Associate professor Accounting and Finance, University of Leeds
– Speaker TBC, Leeds Beckett University
– Catherine O’Connor, Head of School of Arts and Communication, Leeds Trinity University
Lunch & Networking – Provided by Lean Lunch
2:00 pm International FinTech Showcase, in patrnership with DIT
Pitches from a selection of UK & international FinTechs (speakers TBC)
Funding discussion panel – Chaired by Sara Parker, North Invest
– Joined by GP Bullhound (& others TBC)
3:55 pm Mark Lofthouse, CEO, Mortgage Brain
Speaker TBC, Computershare
4:35 pm Nick Harrison, Commercial Director, First Direct
4:55 pm Chairman’s closing remarks (Chris Sier)
5:00 pm Drinks Reception – Sponsored by Womble Bond Dickinson
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