Full Two-Day Agenda

24 April

09:00 – Registration and breakfast


09:30 – Welcome Ian Merrington, CEO CiTi


09:45 – Global FINTECH Overview & Trends

  • Market Size & growth
  • Explanation of Fintech Sub-Sectors
  • Who are the players? Ecosystem explained
  • What type of collaborations exist?
  • Tech Giants => Financial Innovation Now
  • The FinTech PowerShift

Susanne Chishti, CEO, FINTECH Circle


10:30 – Global Investment Trends in FINTECH

  • Angel Investing
  • Crowdfunding
  • Peer to Peer Lending
  • Corporate Venturing

Nicole Anderson, CEO, FINTECH Circle Innovate Susanne Chishti, CEO, FINTECH Circle


11:00 – Coffee Break


11:30 – Fintech Accelerator vs Incubator Overview

  • Accelerators vs. Incubators
  • Detailed overview over the key fintech programs
  • Benefits for start-ups and corporates

Susanne Chishti, CEO, FINTECH Circle Ian Merrington, CEO, CiTi


12:20 – Fintech and Financial Inclusion

  • Emerging Markets and Social Impact
  • The Unbanked
  • Digital Exclusion
  • Mobile Money Services
  • Emerging Markets Opportunities – Case Study: Africa
  • “RefugeTech”

Ian Merrington, CEO, CITI


13:00 – Lunch


14:00 – FinTech and Compliance

  • The role of regulation in FinTech
  • Risk frameworks
  • Risk functions
  • What this means for FinTech

Patrick Butler, Compliance, Risk and Innovation Expert, FINTECH Circle Innovate


15:00 – Blockchain key concepts and its importance for the financial industry

  • Blockchain – key concepts
  • The most famous use case of Blockchain technology – Bitcoin
  • Public vs. Private Blockchains
  • Blockchain based smart contracts
  • Blockchain open standards and consortiums
  • Use cases of financial blockchains
  • Some thoughts for the future

Gavin Marshall, BNP Blockchain Academy Africa


16:00 – Coffee break


16:30 – FINTECH Solutions

  • Payment Solutions incl Wearables
  • Remittances
  • Predictive Algorithms
  • FinTech and UX
  • Behavioural Biometrics
  • Ultra-Fast Text Analysis

Ian Merrington, CEO, CITI Nicole Anderson, CEO, FINTECH Circle Innovate


17:15 – Networking reception and drinks


25 April

09:00 – Registration and breakfast


09:30 – Review of Day 1 – Key Lessons Learned

  • Key Fintech trends & insights
  • Group Exercise

Susanne Chishti, CEO, FINTECH Circle Enterprise Innovation


10:00 Enterprise Innovation

  • Corporate Innovation Models & Methodologies
  • Innovation Labs/Incubators/Accelerators
  • Why collaboration is key

Nicole Anderson, CEO, FINTECH Circle Innovate


10:45 – FINTECH – WealthTech – Innovation in Wealth and Asset Management

  • FinTech Solutions – Robo advisory, alpha generating solutions, risk management solutions
  • Case Studies across various wealth, private banking and  sub-sectors
  • Global WealthTech Trends

Susanne Chishti, CEO, FINTECH Circle


11:30 – Coffee break


12:00 – Conduct, Risk, Behavioural Economics, Customer Bias & RegTech

  • Conduct and its connection to risk
  • Behavioural economics and customer bias
  • Incentive vs bias
  • Use cases and practical tools (RegTech)

Patrick Butler, Compliance, Risk and Innovation Expert, FINTECH Circle Innovate


13:00 – Lunch


14:00 – FINTECH – InsureTech – Innovation Insurance

  • InsureTech Trends
  • InsureTech business models and value chains
  • InsureTech solutions

Nicole Anderson, CEO, FINTECH Circle Innovate


15:00 – The Future of Financial Services

  • The importance of Open APIs
  • Platform Businesses Explained
  • The FINTECH Supermarket
  • The Role of Tech Giants
  • Importance of Ecosystem Development
  • Case Studies

Susanne Chishti CEO, FINTECH Circle


15:30 – Investor and Ecosystem PANEL

  • What are investors looking for?
  • Investment landscape
  • Explain investment process and red flags
  • Entrepreneurs telling their story

Panel moderated by Susanne Chishti CEO, FINTECH Circle


16:15 – Awards and closing Remarks Ian Merrington, CEO CiTi 


16:30 – End of programme