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ACTIONS AND INITIATIVES TO DRIVE THE UK’S GLOBAL FINTECH LEADERSHIP
THURSDAY 14TH OCTOBER 2021, IN PERSON, STRATHCLYDE UNIVERSITY, GLASGOW. #FintechAcrossTheUK
The inaugural ‘Fintech across the UK’ conference was held in person on Thursday 14th October 2021 at Strathclyde University in Glasgow. This high-profile UK wide conference was hosted by Fintech Scotland, Futurescot.com and The Times Scotland, and sponsored by Pinsent Masons, University of Oxford Said Business School and Esme Learning.
The day was chaired by Stephen Ingledew, Executive Chair of Fintech Scotland, and brought together John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury, Ron Kalifa OBE, Chair, FinTech Strategic Review from the UK Government, Ivan McKee, Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise and senior representatives from the UK Government Department of Trade, FCA, Innovate Finance, and Tech Nation.
Over twenty speakers discussed conference themes on how outcomes from the Kalifa Review will set the conditions for growth in the UK Fintech sector and stimulate investment and create international opportunities. Fintech Scotland showcased their roadmap on how to build a world class cluster that can supercharge the fintech ecosystem throughout the UK, and we enjoyed complementary presentations from The Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence (GOFCoE, Fintech West, Fintech Wales, Fintech NI, Fintech North and SuperTech West Midlands.
We will return with our second iteration of ‘Fintech across the UK’ next September as part of Scotland Fintech Festival 2022 and hope you can join us.
We would also like to thank our exhibitors, Edinburgh Futures Institute, Swishfund and Mambu; The Times Scotland for their editorial coverage on the day; Kevin and Colin from Futurescot for their online coverage and reporting; Shona from Eventit and Ian at Canongate for delivering a fantastic conference; Paul Watt for his photography skills and Graeme and the team at Catalyst EPS for building an imposing set and faultless audio and visual production. All our suppliers are based in Scotland and work worldwide so don’t hesitate to get in contact.
Session One: Setting the conditions for growth in UK fintech
Chair’s Opening Remarks
Chair: Stephen Ingledew, Executive Chair, FinTech Scotland
Welcome Address: Supporting Global Britain’s FinTech aspirations
Speaker: John Glen, Economic Secretary to the Treasury and City Minister, UK Government
The Kalifa Review: A technological revolution powering jobs, trade, inclusion and recovery
Speaker: Ron Kalifa OBE, Chair, Fintech Strategic Review, UK Government
The role of the regulator in supporting innovation and economic growth
Speaker: Maha El Dimachki, Financial Conduct Authority
FinTech Growth: A legal perspective on getting "ready to play"
Speaker: Yvonne Dunn, Partner Pinsent Masons
Panel Session with Q&A: Setting the conditions for growth in UK FinTech
Session Two: Fintech in Scotland: supercharging the cluster
The opportunity for Scotland growing a FinTech cluster
Speaker: Ivan McKee, Minister for Business, Trade, Tourism and Enterprise
Scotland’s FinTech story – the roadmap to building a world-class cluster
Speaker: Nicola Anderson, Chief Executive, FinTech Scotland
How the UK can lead on Open Finance innovation
Speaker: Kevin Collins, CEO, The Global Open Finance Centre of Excellence (GOFCoE)
Panel Session with Q&A: Fintech in Scotland: supercharging the cluster
Speaker: Tim Bedford, Associate Principal, Management Science, Strathclyde University
The rise of platforms and changing competition in finance
Speaker: Pinar Ozcan, Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Session Three: National Connectivity: spurring innovation and collaboration
Developing the policies to spur UK’s FinTech innovation
Speaker: Janine Hirt, CEO, Innovate Finance
Spotlight on UK regional FinTech cluster
Julian Wells, FinTech North, Eamon Tuhami, Board Member - Fintech Wales, Andrew Jenkins, FinTech Northern Ireland, Hilary Smyth-Allen, SuperTech West Midlands, Joe Roche, Engagement Manager, FinTech North
Panel: National Connectivity: leveraging regional skills,supporting collaboration, delivery and implementation
Speakers: Victoria Roberts Tech Nation, Richard Morgans, General Manager Mambu UK & Ireland, Derek Smith Head of Digital Solutions, Virgin Money, Peter Cunnane, Innovate Finance
Session Four: Scaling UK Fintech: securing investment and international opportunities
Building strong investment foundations to scale the UK FinTech market
Setting the right incentives for investors and unlocking institutional capital to stimulate domestic investment in fintech Speaker: Phil Vidler FinTech Alliance
Panel with Q&A: Securing the ambitions for global growth with a targeted approach to exports and inward investment
Speakers Peter Cunane, Innovate Finance, Hugh de Lusignan, UK, Government Department of International Trade, Yves Messy, Head Tutor, Oxford Blockchain Strategy Programme, Esme Learning
Closing remarks from Conference Chair and Drinks Reception
(***Draft Synopsis and Conference Agenda – timings and speakers subject to change)
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