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Innovate Finance will be in Manchester on Wednesday 30th September 2015, to highlight the city’s accomplishments as a thriving FinTech hub. The visit will take place at Barclays RISE startup space and is part of Innovate Finance’s landmark regional strategy to promote financial technology innovation in Britain and to ensure that all regional FinTech hubs are connected, engaged and growing across the UK.
9.00-10.00: Registration & Breakfast
10.00- 10.10: Welcome Address
Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO, Innovate Finance
Sir Howard Bernstein, Chief Executive, Manchester City Council
10.10-10.20: Keynote Address- the state of UK FinTech
- UK as a place for innovations in financial technology and benchmarking how UK FinTech is doing in an international context
- What are some of the challenges facing the growth of the UK FinTech industry: capital, skills, regulatory environment etc.
- How can Manchester contribute to this national growth in FinTech?
Speaker: Eileen Burbidge, Partner and Special Envoy for FinTech, Passion Capital and HM Treasury
10.20-10.30: Keynote Address- the UK regulatory landscape for FinTech
- What is the FCA's role (e.g. Project Innovate) in creating an environment to support FinTech innovation nationally?
- What is the FCA currently doing and how does it hope to collaborate with the FinTech community across the UK and in Manchester on future work
- What should the role of regulation be? And how does the FCA envisage the regulatory environment in the UK to look for Financial Services in the next 5 years
Speaker: Bob Ferguson, Head of Department for Project Innovate, Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)
10.30- 11.00: Panel and Q&A: What can Manchester offer to encourage FinTech innovation?
- The talent, expertise and connectivity that Manchester can offer, from its world class academic institutions to its research centres and financial and professional services sector
- What are some of the key FinTech areas Manchester is known for: from cyber-security, data analytics, software to payments and platforms
- How can we expand on Manchester's existing expertise to accelerate the development of the North's digital economy and develop a thriving FinTech ecosystem?
Mike Perls, North West Chair, Institute of Directors
Rob Cotton, CEO, NCC Group
Tim Newns, Chief Executive, MIDAS
Mark Hartley, Chief Innovation Officer, Clear2Pay
Claire Braithwaite, Head of TechNorth, Tech City UK
11.00- 11.30: Barclays Rise- the future of FinTech innovation in Manchester
- What is Barclays Rise? What challenges does it seek to address and what is its mission globally?
- What is a global financial institution such as Barclays doing to empower the local community in Manchester to drive innovation in financial technology? Why Rise in Manchester?
- The story of a “Barclays Techstar” & open thoughts on how Rise should work within the local community to drive FinTech
Matthew Elliott, Open Innovation Manager, Barclays
Stephen Gatenby, Innovation Operations Director, Barclays
Ky Nichol, CEO, Cutover
Richard Faulkner, Northern Head of TMT, Barclays
Moderator: Claire Braithwaite, Head of TechNorth, Tech City UK
11:30- 11.45: Coffee Break
11.45- 12.05: Spotlight and Q&A: Fidor Bank- the growth of the digital bank
- What does Fidor bank aim to do? How has it achieved success as an internationally successful innovator?
- What challenges has Fidor bank faced, and what lessons or best practices can be learned to best facilitate innovation for young companies across the UK?
- Where does Fidor Bank see the future of finance? (Open bank APIs, digital currencies, blockchain etc.) How will digital continue to impact the financial services sector?
Speaker: Michael Maier, COO & Co-founder, Fidor Bank
12.05-12.35: Panel and Q&A: The innovators & the investors
- Introduction by Eileen Burbidge into the FinTech investment environment (globally & regionally)- what’s working, what are the key trends ripe for investment, where are there opportunities for growth?
- Followed by a moderated panel discussion by Eileen looking into what some of the most exciting FinTech firms and local investors operating in the region are doing in the FinTech space, both to disrupt incumbents and discuss where the challenges lie in attracting greater investment into the space
- Where is innovation adoption happening? Is it B2C or B2B, where does the role of innovation sit when comparing institutions to back-end providers?
Richard Young, Director, BVCA Manchester
Anish Kapoor, CEO, AccessPay
Darren Gowling, Investment Director, Co Angel Investment Service
Alex Letts, Founder and Chief Executive, Ffrees
Eileen Burbidge, Partner and Special Envoy for FinTech, Passion Capital and HM Treasury
12.35-13.05: Panel and Q&A: academia & accelerators- a diverse ecosystem
- Why is Manchester a great hub for research driven insights into FinTech- how do universities fund innovation, and how are universities looking to commercialise research?
- Look into the work of university spin-outs, accelerators, and developing a relationship between academia and industry, with a focus on: The Hartree Centre, the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford
- What are the lessons learned from Manchester universities and research institutes as to how best to facilitate a relationship between corporates and the academics, and how are they navigating the struggles that corporates are facing?
Malcolm Purdie, Head of Commercial Services, The University of Salford
David Moss, Advanced Technologies Solutions Manager, The Hartree Centre
Tony Walker, Director of Enterprise and Business Development, UMI3, The University of Manchester
Lynn Martin, Director, Centre for Enterprise, Manchester Metropolitan University
Denise McQuaid, Managing Director, Up Accelerator
14:05-14:15- The Connected City: better journeys
- How to serve an urban agglomeration of cities? Demonstrating the use case of EMV contactless technology- lessons learned from the Transport for London and how to incorporate this to public transport areas across the UK
Speaker: Richard Koch, Head of Policy, The UK Cards Association
14:15-14:45- Panel and Q&A: how Manchester and the north can spread the ‘halo effect’
- How payments and the transit sector can enrich the knowledge based economy
- Explore the success of contactless payments and the impact of connecting and expanding small-closed loop environments in creating regional clusters
- Contactless, digital payments, open APIs and the creation of digital platforms
Tami Hargreaves, Chief Strategy, Operations and Technology Officer, Barclaycard
Dawn Royle, Business Transformation Change Director, Transport for Greater Manchester
Richard Koch, Head of Policy, The UK Cards Association
Lisa Moyle, Head of Financial Services & Payments Programmes, techUK
14:45- 15.00: Coffee Break
15:00-15:30- Panel and Q&A: crowdfunding in the North
- An insight into regional businesses and a crowdfunding platform, to explore how this vehicle has been used to raise money and engage communities in the North of England
- Why have these businesses decided to crowdfund? What has worked for them, what are the lessons learnt, and what is the impact that has been created?
- What is 'community crowdfunding?' How can communities work together to create real social and financial value?
Paul Cropper, Founder, Solarmass
Adam Soliman, Founder, Charbrew
Simon Borkin, Programme Leader, Community Shares Unit, Co-operatives UK
Mike Royston, Business Development Manager, Crowdcube
Julia Groves, CEO, Trillion Fund
15:30-16:00- Panel and Q&A: The power of social impact investment
- Panel discussion looking into what social impact investment is, why it's worth pursuing, and how companies are looking to increase the level of social impact investment in the North?
- Are there particular rules of investing in social businesses that differentiate it from other traditional investments? How do you measure success- what is the balance between financial return whilst catalysing positive social change?
- What's unique about social impact investment in the North?
Emma Cheshire, Co-founder and CEO, Dotforge
Tamsin Chislett, Director, Early Growth Ventures, Clearlyso
Karl Richter, CEO & Co-founder, EngagedX
Julia Groves, CEO, Trillion Fund
Claire Braithwaite, Head of TechNorth, Tech City UK
16.00-16.05- Closing Remarks
Speaker: Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO, Innovate Finance
16:05- 17:00 Networking
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Innovate Finance is an independent membership based industry organisation that aims to advance the UK’s standing as a leader in financial technology (FinTech) innovation both domestically and abroad.
Members range from the world’s leading global corporations to the UK’s most promising FinTech startups. Through Innovate Finance membership they receive a single point of access to policy makers, regulators, investors, customers, educators, talent and key commercial partners.
Innovate Finance’s mission is to accelerate the expansion of the financial technology industry to position the UK as the principal global hub for FinTech.
With over 150 + members from across the FinTech ecosystem, Innovate Finance seeks to address some of the key issues affecting the growth of the sector, from attracting greater inward investment to helping shape the development of proportionate and effective regulation, whilst continuing to champion a truly democratic and inclusive financial services industry.