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Fife Fintech Opportunities

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DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh - Queensferry Crossing

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Fintech has operated in Fife for over 30 years. Find out what opportunity its future might hold for you if you work in Fintech in Fife

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Financial and Business services in Fife

Fintech is all about disruption. Disruption means opportunity. Strong technology Foundations have been built in Fife over the past 30 years and now powering financial operations world-wide in the field of digital payments. We took these for granted until we recognised the demand from employers Last year we set up Scotland's first Fintech Skills Academy led by industry leaders to bring in new people who want to have a career in this sector.

Come along to this event and learn how to be part of creating your own exciting future. Meet the global companies with operations in Fife who are making the future happen. And want to recruit.

AGENDA

12.00 Registration and refreshment

12.30 Welcome: Cllr Altany Craik, Convenor: Economy, Tourism, Strategic Planning & Transportation for Fife Council

Key Point talks

  • Sainsbury's Bank, Greg Watson, Chief Technology Officer
  • Sainsbury's is a supermarket bank that needs to get new technology on board fast and outpace the traditional banks by taking a clean sheet and getting technology right for the next generation.
  • Ingenico Group, Simon Fairbairn, Director of Solution Development Western Europe.
  • Simon leads a large team of payment professionals across Europe, including his expert staff based at Dalgety Bay. Having previously held senior positions with large consultancy firms and now living South of Edinburgh, the beauty of Fife drew Simon to join Ingenico 3 years ago. Simon will talk about Ingenico’s ongoing transformation, and how even senior leaders appreciate getting a seat on the train when commuting to Fife!
  • Renovite Technologies Inc. Jim Tomaney, Chief Operating Officer ,
  • With more than 30 years’ experience in payments solutions across the world, Jim has worked with Barclays, ING, CIBC, Bank Of America, ABN AMRO & Vocalink. Jim set up and ran Q-ATM Ltd, for 7 years until in 2017, Q-ATM was acquired by Renovite, Headquartered in Fremont California. He became their COO, and operates that role from Fife.
  • Strathclyde University, Devraj Basu, Senior Lecturer, Accounting and Finance, and, Professor George Wright, Management Science
  • Devraj and Professor Wright and will discuss how Fife fintech companies could leverage their unique expertise to seed a Fintech sub-ecosystem in an international context. They will also discuss the use of scenario generation and analysis to identify emerging trends in Payments as career opportunities

14.15 Panel Discussion

  • Stephen Ingledew, Fintech Scotland
  • Professor Bill Buchanan, Napier University

15.00 Employment Fair

  • Members of the Fife Fintech Consortium
  • Renovite, CodeClan

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DoubleTree by Hilton Edinburgh - Queensferry Crossing

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