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Innovate Finance flies fintech delegation to Davos

16 January 2017  |  5864 views  |  0 Source: Innovate Finance

Innovate Finance, the independent membership organisation representing UK’s global FinTech sector, is returning to Davos this week with a delegation of members to discuss this year’s theme of Responsive Leadership.

Among the FinTech companies joining Innovate Finance are Bankable, Bitfury, Deposit Solutions, iwoca, Neyber, Novastone, Onfido, Opportunity Network, Oval Money, Salary Finance, Scalable Capital, Yoyo Wallet and Zopa.

The mission will give the firms a chance to meet with other attendees and to share their expertise, technology and knowledge in the FinTech space including distributed ledger technology, data analytics, wealth management, financial inclusion and mobile payments. There will be roundtable discussions on topics such as AI, hosted by Infosys and a Global Blockchain Business Council Dinner hosted by the Bitfury Group. Innovate Finance and Infosys will also welcome guests to their Global FinTech Nightcap on the evening of January 17th.

Innovate Finance will use the Davos platform as an opportunity to discuss how the UK has become a major FinTech hub through good leadership across key stakeholders within the political, social and business sectors.

Commenting on the significance of Davos, Lawrence Wintermeyer, CEO of Innovate Finance said: "Across the political, business and academic landscape leaders must be in better tune with their communities and to listen and deliver tangible outcomes and benefits that better engage with and reflect the voice of the people - this is at the heart of responsive leadership."

He added: "FinTech is about democratising finance and using innovation to provide better services for consumers that can help them to advance their social progress and improve economic development. We bring some of our members this week to Davos to showcase a few of the FinTech innovations that are helping to connect more people to financial services by putting their needs at heart of their business models."

Davos takes place from today and is showcased as a global multi-stakeholder summit that brings together the business, political can media leaders to address critical issues, from climate change to financial exclusion.

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