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The Future of Fintech

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14-18 Finsbury Square

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EC2A 1AH

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Fintech is one of Britain’s hottest industries and a sector that is tipped to breed some of the country’s biggest tech triumphs. But with uncertainties around Brexit and access to skilled workers from abroad, what lies ahead is under question. Join us for an evening with some of the industry’s biggest names to hear about where UK fintech could be heading.



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  • 18:30 Arrival, welcome drinks and nibbles
  • 19:00 Welcome from Tide’s founder George Bevis
  • 19:05 A brief history of fintech and current trends: An insight from Anthemis founder Sean Park
  • 19:15 What’s next for fintech? The Times’ Enterprise Editor James Hurley interviews a panel of experts: Eileen Burbidge, Sean Park and Ed Wray
  • 19:45 Questions from the audience
  • 20:00 Nibbles, drinks and networking
  • 21:00 Event ends




PANELISTS


Eileen Burbidge is a Partner at Passion Capital, the early-stage technology venture fund based in London. She brings extensive operational experience to her investment activities gleaned from business and product roles at Yahoo!, Skype, Apple and elsewhere. On behalf of Passion, Eileen serves as a non-executive director at fast-growing SMEs including Monzo Bank, Digital Shadows, Prowler.io and Focal Point Positioning. She is chairman at Tide, the online banking service for small and medium-sized businesses and at Tech City UK, the government-backed organisation supporting the digital economy across the UK. She is also HM Treasury’s Special Envoy for FinTech appointed by the Chancellor; Tech Ambassador for the Mayor of London’s office and served on former UK Prime Minister David Cameron’s Business Advisory Group. Eileen was made an MBE for services to Business in June 2015 and holds a BSc Engineering degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.



Ed Wray co-founded Betfair in 1999. Betfair floated on the London Stock Exchange in October 2010, valued at £1.4bn. Today it is a FTSE 100 company with a market cap of over £7bn. Edward has twice won the Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year award. He stepped down from his role as Chairman of Betfair in 2012, and currently holds Directorships at Funding Circle, LMAX, Property Partner and Prodigy Finance, and is a Trustee of Nesta and TheMix. He also chairs the Advisory Board for The Royal Foundation’s Coach Core programme. He is an active Angel investor.


Sean Park is the Founder, Chairman and Chief Investment Officer at Anthemis, a leading digital financial services investment and advisory firm. A dedicated futurist, his experience spans from large financial institutions, early stage startups and nearly everything in between. Sean's exits include Betfair, Zoopla, the UK’s leading property research website; Fidor Bank, acquired by BPCE in 2016; Simple, acquired by BBVA in 2014; and Climate Corporation, acquired by Monsanto in 2013. He serves on the boards of Trov, Happy Money, Blueleaf, Tide, Tremor and Kindur.


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