Fin-k Tank is a new one-day conference designed to show you how technology can improve the world of savings and investments.
With particular focus on open banking, Blockchain, hybrid advice and Artificial Intelligence, we will combine talks, interviews and live demos to highlight best practices, developments and opportunities. If your business is looking to the future, this event is for you.
We've gathered a selection of experts from venture capital, AI, open banking, consulting, asset management and the start-up world.
- Catherine Flax, CEO at Pefin
- Simon Bussy, Domain Director - Wealth, Altus Consulting
- Tim Malbon, Founder and Director, Made by Many
- Dharmash Mistry, General Partner, Lakestar (VC)
- Daniel Harrison, Head of Technology, True Potential
- David Kelnar, Partner and Head of Research, MMC Ventures
- Leanne Kemp, CEO, Everledger
- Will Gibbs, Investment Manager, Octopus Ventures
- Rob Moffat, Partner, Balderton Capital
- Andrew Firth, Founder and CEO, Wealth Wizards
- Holly Mackay, Founder and CEO, Boring Money
Why should you attend?
Fin-k Tank is Boring Money's Fintech forum.
The aim is to showcase, challenge and stimulate the evolution of better solutions for customers, enhanced by digital and mobile technology and AI.
This new event will inform, demonstrate and inspire. There will be international updates, live demos, venture capitalist panels, panel debates and input from tech, the regulator, disruptors and the Big Wigs.
What's been said about Boring Money conferences:
"Good breadth of topics, bringing in experience and insight from outside the industry. Holly asked the questions we all wanted to hear and probed when she wasn't getting the answers!"
- Matt Palmer, Product Manager, Virgin Money
"I found Boring Money's conference an engaging debate on the current issues the industry faces in trying to engage its clients. Holly always leads with intelligence, eloquence and enthusiasm, and the speakers and venue were high quality."
- Ian Gorham, former CEO, Hargreaves Lansdown
"I liked the mix of presentations with panels. Good venue, good timing, great organisation!"
- Courtney Waterman, Head of EMEA Marketing, Schroders
"Energetic and friendly theme throughout."
- Fiona White, Client Proposition Manager, HSBC
"Very informative and valuable and very good panel too. Learnt some essential lessons in this session. Thank you!"
"10/10. The panel discussions were fantastic and very informative. Engaging, empowering and eye opening. Incredibly relatable content!"
"Fascinating info on entrepreneurs with this idea about 3 Olympic spikes. Professional - wanting to push for personalised, less investing focused communications."
"All areas gave me fuel for thought in both work and personal life. Lorna in particular made me think about both my team and my personal development."
The day is divided into four sections, each with a different aim. You will come away with a thorough understanding of the fintech landscape, an idea of where it is going and some inspiration to change how your company can do business.
Introduction and welcome: Holly Mackay, CEO, Boring Money
How have open banking, blockchain and A.I. impacted the consumer's experience of investing to date? How does this impact us in the world of pensions and investments?
Blockchain in practice: Calogero Scibetta, Head of Business Development, Everledger
Away from the press interest on bitcoin alone, Leanne will look at the broader applications of blockchain in the business world and discuss the implications for the investing community.
Open banking in practice - the potential explored: Simon Bussy, Domain Director - Wealth, Altus
Working with industry disruptors, Simon will walk us through a case study of how open banking can work today. What is the potential to change the way in which we work?
On the Soapbox: Tom McPhail, Head of Pensions Research, Hargreaves Lansdown
Tom has a challenge. We've seen open banking, what about open pensions? A big old database doesn't feel like the right answer?
eToro: Veterans of crowd led investment services
eToro will share the learnings, mistakes, u-turns and developments they have made over the past decade from "copytrading" to "crypto"
Section Two: Demo Time
Introducing the judges
Demos: Five providers and start-ups will demo their latest innovations as we showcase the newest developments in fintech - no PowerPoint allowed!
"Strictly come investing" - our judges debate
The judges tell us what they think is the most interesting development in fintech and talk about the future which they anticipate
Section Three: The Customer Experience
Artificial Intelligence meets financial advice: Catherine Flax, CEO, Pefin
A skype interview with the CEO of Pefin, Catherine Flax - the first A.I. financial adviser.
The advice panel
We hear from four very different businesses on how they think advice needs to evolve. Both little 'a' advice and full-fat regulated advice. Bots, A.I. and good old humans
Crimes against Humanity: Tim Malbon, Founder and Director, Made by Many
Leading UK-based digital design firm Made by Many's founder Tim Malbon drops the H-bomb on the latest wave of digital crap experiences and argues that it's high time technology and business go out of the way of providing services and tools that people actually want and like using.
Section Four: A Look into the Future
Update from the regulator: Anne Wallace, Innovate Head of Department, FCA
Holly will interview Anna on what the FCA is looking for from a regulatory perspective when it comes to fintech innovation. What are the most exciting developments she anticipates?
A.I. in 2018 - Views from a venture capitalist: David Kelnar, Partner & Head of Research, MMC Ventures
David will talk about why A.I. is coming of age and what this means for both broader businesses and financial services.
Artificial Intelligence: the evolution of financial advice: Simon Bussy, Domain Director - Wealth, Altus
Simon will host a session to look at the very latest learning in AI and aims to provoke ideas. What is the realm of the possible? What are the most interesting and relevant developments out there?
Conclusion and close: Holly Mackay, CEO, Boring Money