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Day 3: Conference Day 2
Fintech Week London
location:  etc. Venues 133 Houndsditch 
start:  July 14, 2021 8:00 am 
finish:  July 14, 2021 8:00 pm

Join us for the 2-day flagship conference at the centre of Fintech Week London. Attendees can join us in person at etc.venues 133 Houndsditch for some long awaited and much needed face-to-face networking (following all Covid regulations of course), or for those unable to participate in person, sessions will also be live streamed and AI-enabled networking will take place in our digital event platform, Brella.

On Wednesday morning the first keynote will examine 'Is Big Tech the future of banking?' This is followed by 'Ethical use of data and AI – Mission impossible?' After this you can hear from a panel on the topic 'Big Tech and Big Banks: Coopetition,' where Joy Macknight, Editor of The Banker, Dr Leda Glyptis, Chief Client Officer at 10x Future Technologies, and Joanne Dewar, CEO of Global Processing Services (GPS) among others will be discussing the newly coined phrase – coopetition – and whether it exists between big tech and big banks.

After a break and a pitching session from some of the hottest new names in fintech, the next panel session looks at 'Will governments tighten their grip on big tech?' The Panel will look east towards China and India asking 'Will the same happen in London?' and how will that impact financial service innovation. On hand to answer those important questions are Lord Holmes of Richmond MBE, Vice Chair of parliamentary groups on: Fintech, AI, Blockchain and 4IR, plus Virginie O’Shea of Firebrand Research among others.

After a networking lunch we’ll be diving into the following topic – 'Next Big Things in Fintech.' Kicking off with a keynote 'Getting close to a crystal ball – the power of fintech founders and the importance of diversity in the changing world' by Susanne Christi, CEO of Fintech Circle.

Next, a panel session will look at how fintech eliminates boundaries, with Rita Lui, CCO of Mode, Rita Martins, Fintech Partnerships Lead at HSBC, Rich Wagner, CEO of Cashplus Bank and also

After an afternoon networking break it’s on to our next panel session: 'How fintech and the pandemic have impacted each other', featuring David Brear, Group CEO of 11FS, Symmie Swil, Head of SME banking at Starling Bank, Martin Boyd, President – Fintech Solutions at FIS and Marilena Ioannidou, Director Future Fund – Venture Solutions at British Business Bank.

Closing the Next Big Things in Fintech segment is Reuters Chief Correspondent in Fintech, Anna Irrera, who together with author and fintech disruptor Chris Skinner plus a special guest, will debate 'Is London the Singapore on the Thames?'

As a special treat before the networking drinks, there is also one extra panel session to add on to the end of the day – 'Next big things that we haven’t talked about'. Here Andrew Vorster of The Banking Scene, Chris Skinner, Ghela Boskovich, Regional Director and Head of Europe at the Financial Data and Technology Association, and Dr Leda Glyptis, Chief Client Officer at 10x Future Technologies, will be discussing any important fintech topic that might have slipped through the cracks that emerged over the course of the 2 day conference.

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