FinTech North Newcastle Conference

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FinTech North Newcastle Conference 25/09/2019 9:00

FinTech North’s first-ever Newcastle conference takes place at Sage UK head office on 25th September 2019.

The full-day event is free to attend and features an exceptional lineup of speakers and panellists from across the North East’s burgeoning FinTech economy.

Hear from CEO of Atom Bank, Mark Mullen on the opportunities for growing a major FinTech in the region. Mark will speak during a morning session covering Digital Innovation and Open Banking which will also feature Jason Wilkinson-Brown the Head of Digital Propositions and Partnerships for TSB.

The morning will also feature speakers from hosts Sage as well as Innovate Finance, ThoughtWorks and Equiniti Credit Services with a UK FinTech Overview from Chris Sier, HM Treasury FinTech Envoy.

Later in the day hear from a range of experts who are working hard to support the FinTech economy on what the challenges are, where the region is excelling and where the community can best focus efforts.

Finally, an afternoon session will cover a wealth of different topics as numerous speakers are invited to showcase their FinTech innovations and tell their stories of growth in the North East. We will hear from both growing established businesses and exciting new startups in a quickfire format as well as a panel on the vital topic of funding.

Close the day with a Champagne Keynote speech delivered by Director of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, Henri Murison before engaging with the community in further networking and discussion over drinks.

An unmissable day for anyone invested in the growth and success of the North East and UK FinTech economy.

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Networking & Welcome

8:00 am Breakfast & Networking

8:45 am Welcome to FinTech North

Julian Wells - Director, Whitecap Consulting & FinTech North

8:50 am Welcome from Sage

Michael Office - VP - Product, Sage

Session 1

9:00 am UK FinTech Overview

Chris Sier - FinTech Envoy, HM Treasury

9:15 am Innovate Finance & the National FinTech Ecosystem

Clare Black - Head of Communications and Diversity, Innovate Finance

9:30 am FinTech Innovations at Sage

Mark Norris - Director of Product Engineering, Sage

9:45 am Open Finance

Kevin Telford - Advisor, ThoughtWorks

10:00 am The Future of Lending

Richard Carter - Managing Director, Equiniti Credit Services

10:15 am Break

Session 2 - Digital Innovation and Open Banking

10:45 am Open Banking Innovation at TSB

Jason Wilkinson-Brown - Head of Digital Propositions & Partnerships, TSB

11:00 am Building a FinTech in the North East

Mark Mullen - CEO, Atom Bank

11:15 am Panel – Developing the North East FinTech Ecosystem

James Thwaites - Associate Director, Whitecap Consulting

Dawn Dunn - FinTech Cluster Manager, Dynamo North East

Mark Mullen - CEO, Atom Bank

Karen Elliott - Senior lecturer, Newcastle University

Sarah Slaven - Operations Director, Business Durham

Guy Currey - Director, Invest North East England

12:00 pm Lunch

Session 3

1:00 pm North East FinTech Showcase – Part 1

Paul Lancaster - Founder / Director, Plan Digital UK

Grant Murray - Regional Manager, North, XE

Helen Pearson - Director of Product Management, Sage

Katherine Cullen - Senior Manager Digital Risk Management, TSB

Rob Newsome - Head of Development, Scott Logic

Aidan Dunphy - Chief Product Officer, hedgehog lab

Gordon Dodd - Chief Strategy Officer, Blocknorth

Aaron Holmes - CEO, Kani

Sandipanee Samantaray - Product Manager, GPS

2:00 pm Funding Panel

Aaron Lawson-Clark - Investment Manager, NVM Private Equity

Nick Edgar - Senior Director - Growth Finance, CYBG

Rick Charnley - Investment Manager, Northstar Ventures

Kevin Telford - Advisor, ThoughtWorks

Jamie Fraser - Investment Manager, Maven Capital Partners

Jordan Dargue - Investment Director, NorthInvest

2:30 pm North East FinTech Showcase – Part 2

Paul Lancaster - Founder / Director, Plan Digital UK

Martin Elliot - Software Developer & Technical Architect, Paid

Gavin Sewell - CEO, honcho

Clare Talbot-Jones, Track My Risks

John Wilson - Sales Director, Stellium Data Centres

John Atkinson - Sales and Operations Manager, Caspian

Lindsay Whyte - Partnerships Manager, Yapily

3:15 pm Champagne Keynote

Henri Murison - Director, Northern Powerhouse Partnership

3:30 pm Close / Networking

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North Park
Newcastle upon Tyne
NE13 9AA

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