FinTech North Virtual Leeds Conference 25/02/2021 10:00
Following the success of our Virtual Manchester Conference on the 12th November 2020, FinTech North is delighted to host our first Virtual Leeds Conference on the 25th February 2021.
In light of the current situation, the event will be hosted virtually in a webinar format, taking place as a half-day event starting at 10:00 on 25th February.
Last year’s Leeds conference attracted over 350 registrations but the event was neither streamed nor recorded, so attendees had to physically be in Leeds. This year’s event will be able to reach a wider audience and will also be recorded for people who register but cannot attend on the event date.
Ron Kalifa, OBE will cover the independent FinTech Strategic Review which aims to establish priority areas for industry, policy makers, and regulators to explore in order to support the ongoing success of the UK FinTech sector.
Eve Roodhouse will speak about the Leeds City Region FinTech ecosystem and will update our community on some of Leeds City Council’s fantastic work in FinTech, Tech and beyond.
Paul Stoddart (President New Payment Platforms, Mastercard) will talk about the Future of Payments, covering topics such as digital ID, open banking and the role of blockchain.
We’re looking forward to welcoming a range of locally based FinTechs, including several who are new to FinTech North, as part of our Leeds FinTech Showcase, pitching their proposition and presenting innovations to our community.
|10.00-10.05||Joe Roche / Julian Wells, FinTech North||Engagement Manager / Director||Welcome from FTN|
|10.05-10.15||Chris Sier, FinTech North||Chair||Welcome from Chair|
|10.15-10.25||Janine Hirt, Innovate Finance||COO||National FinTech Sector Update|
|10.25-10.35||Iain Clacher, University of Leeds||Professor of Pensions and Finance||UK Centre for Greening Finance and Investment|
|10.35-11.00||Paul Stoddart – Mastercard||President New Payments||Future of Payments|
|11.00-11.30||Ron Kalifa||FinTech Strategic Review|
|11.30-11.50||Eve Roodhouse||Chief Officer Culture and Economy||Leeds City Council, update|
· Iain Clacher
· Eve Roodhouse
· Julian Wells
· Chris (chair)
· Innovate Finance (tbc)
|Leeds City Region FinTech, Northern FinTech, National FinTech|
|Coffee, Tea, Lunch Break|
|13.00-14.30||Leeds FinTech Showcase
1. ilumoni – Gary Wigglesworth, CEO
2. Paperound – Jake Fox, Founder
3. Data On Demand – Stuart Murgatroyd, CEO
4. PrinSIX Technologies – Julian Graham-Rack, CEO
5. tred – Will Smith, Co-founder
6. Fatgreen– Nick Green, Co founder
7. Mutual Vision – Sara Parker, CPO
8. incuto – Jen Anderson, CTO
9. CurveBlock – Gary Woodhead, Co-founder and CEO
10. Freeze Debt – Harjit Moore, CEO
11. DRIAD – Viviene Bardaut, Founder and Director
12. Dacxi – Katherine Wooller, Managing Director
|14:30||Conference Close & closing remarks|
Tickets for the conference can be accessed free of charge via Eventbrite, where voluntary donations are also an option for those who wish to support FinTech North’s ongoing efforts to support the northern FinTech community.
FinTech North Sheffield Forum
Our first ever event in Sheffield will be a breakfast seminar including a selection of presentations, a panel discussion and networking opportunities with for all who are interested in FinTech in the North.