Finextra Future Money returns for 2015

Finextra Future Money returns for 2015

Created as the premier event bringing both the most innovative minds in banking together with the exploding FinTech community, Finextra Future Money returns to London on April 21 and 22 for an exciting two day event.

Encompassing three main themes – Connections, Society and Startups - Future Money 2015 aims to lead the debate and discussion around the evolution of the FinTech space, the impact of the digital revolution and how we, as a society, will deal with money in the future.

Connections, in the morning of Day 1, will examine the culture shift at banks as they strive to remain relevant and innovative, the growing importance of the blockchain, as well as the changing face of identity, social networks and 'cool' innovative technologies. Society, in the afternoon of Day 1 will examine financial innovation from the eyes of the consumer – the new normal in retail payments and commerce, the rise of the sharing economy, and a look at how we will view money in 30/30. On Day 2, Future Money brings you Startups, which will examine strategies for how banks can be more agile in the digital age as well as examine the range of funding and investment options for the new FinTech startup community.

On day 2 Future Money hands over to our partners at Innotribe as they kick off the London branch of their global startup challenge. As part of the partnership with Innotribe, Level 39 and Startupbootcamo FinTech, Future Money will include an exclusive startup village to showcase the wide range of new and growing companies supporting this space. 

Register now for Future Money so you don't miss out on this excting event. 

Noted futurist and author of Book of the Future, Tom Cheesewright will keynote the event with a talk on how technology led change will shape our banking and commerce future. Other noted speakers from the world of digital banking and FinTech include: 

  • Giles Andrews, Co-founder & CEO, Zopa
  • Mariano Belinky, Managing Director Santander InnoVentures
  • Anne Boden, CEO, Starling Bank
  • Tom Bloomfield, CTO Starling Bank
  • Claire Calmejane, Innovation Director, Lloyds Banking Group
  • Scott Eddington. Head of Product & Business Development, easyCar Club
  • Jon Matonis, formally of the Bitcoin Foundation
  • Jonathan Webster, Chief Operating Officer, Group Digital at Lloyds Banking Group
  • Derek White Chief Design & Digital Officer, Barclays
  • Brigid Whoriskey, Head of Research & Innovation, RBS
  • Nick Williams, consumer digital director Lloyds Banking Group

Following the finale of Innotribe's London Startup Challange on Day 2, Future Money partner Swift will be holding its annual London Business Forum at the Brewery on April 23rd. Registration is available now. 

In addition to the flagship London Future Money event, Finextra is expanding the brand with Future Money Nordics, a two day event in Helsinki on June 16 and 17th. Registration will open soon. 

Comments: (1)

A Finextra member
A Finextra member 16 February, 2015, 12:36Be the first to give this comment the thumbs up 0 likes Cool event! Unfortunately, wont be in London around that time. General comment: FinTech enjoys great momentum and it forces the traditional financial institutions to rethink their practices. Not because they necessarily want to, simply because they will loose otherwise. FinTech claims to change the system. It will do, but for the moment only within existing paradigms. These, however, are built on weak pillars. When hosting such great events like "FutureMoney" I would enjoy seeing some more discussions about the monetary system in general: - who is creating and controlling money? - how is money being allocated? why is that way? - could there be better ways of doing so with technology? what would be the respective effects on the society? A great speaker on this topic might be Ben Dyson from @PositiveMoneyUK. Fantastic thought leader on this particular topic. Digging deep into the heart of our economy will shape the understanding of how it works and of how it should be working. Banks will not enjoy this discussion, but technology will ultimately break the pillars on which they are built. More on the topic soon on: Cheers, Silvan