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Third Annual World Blockchain Forum comes to London this September.
Curating this year’s most influential blockchain and bitcoin events in Miami and Dubai, Keynote continued its success in Manhattan’s Midtown, with the seventh World Blockchain Forum event held in New York.
With a new focus on security tokens and financial regulation, this is the first time Keynote has delivered one of its powerhouse events in the New York. The industry leading event attracted attendees from Washington, DC to Wall Street to engage in highly-charged political, regulatory and social debates over the current and future impacts of the industry on traditional finance and investment models.
Held at Manhattan’s Metropolitan West, an exciting two day agenda included candid
presentations from Slava Rubin, founder at IndieGoGo, Halsey Minor, founder at Salesforce, Diego Gutierrez, founder at RSK Labs, among many more. Attendees were given a comprehensive introduction to security tokens, subjects covering not only blockchain and financial regulation but the complexities of Wall Street, offering invaluable insight into the future of securitisation. Specially crafted ICO panels enabled engaging, open discussions to introduce new projects moderated by Jason King, Moe Levin and Peter Smyrniotis.
Among the immersive presentations and panel discussions, several exciting announcements were made at the inaugural WBF: New York event:
● Polymath unveiled a working demo of their platform to launch a Security Token in a few simple steps.
● Victory Square-sponsored ICO Pitch Panel Contest announced three winners of their
$100,000 prize pool: W12, Fans Unite, and Climate Futures
● Jason King introduced Kingsland University and its flagship blockchain developer
program, the world’s first accredited training program for blockchain.
● Indiegogo shared their vision of the future of funding through their platform.
● Dan Held shared their institutional grade trading product for hedge funds and banks.
In a saturated environment of corporate blockchain events, WBF maintains its 7-year long ambition to connect individuals and develop international relationships, aiming to provide a personal and rewarding experience long term. As a continuation of this commitment, Keynote today announces their annual return to host WBF: London from September 3rd-5th, with early bird tickets on sale now.
“As a global leader in blockchain events, it’s important for us to continue to stay ahead of the industry curve, and this has been proven with WBF: New York’s focus on securitization as the financial landscape turns toward blockchain. We are honored to once more welcome our growing community to London for our annual WBF event in September,” said Moe Levin, Founder and CEO of Keynote.
For Keynote’s next upcoming conference visit: london.keynote.ae
First tickets can be purchased at: london.keynote.ae/tickets/
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Managing Risk, Increasing Profitability and Improving Efficiency for Insurers and Reinsurers through IoT, AI and Data.
Now in its third year, the annual Internet of Insurance is Europe’s leading forum exploring how IoT and emerging technologies are enabling insurers and reinsurers to streamline process, achieve new insights for risk profiling and offer new ‘cross-industry’ services premised on preventing incidents.
Through a combination of end-user case studies and expert insight, Internet of Insurance will equip delegates with the skillset to capture future market share by leveraging IoT, AI and data to minimise risk, prevent claims and improve customer experience.
The Crypto Finance Conference is the world’s most exclusive investor conference for cryptocurrencies and blockchain investments, with events in Switzerland, Asia, and the US. CFC is connecting private investors, institutional investors and family offices with the leading players in the crypto and blockchain universe. The three-day conference offers expert education, investment opportunities, and excellent networking opportunities. The list of participants of each conference is strictly limited and curated by the board to enable the participating experts to build a unique network.
Agenda: The agenda is structured into blocks of education, investment opportunities and networking in an exclusive and private setting. Amongst the others, we’re proud to host some top-notch speakers from the crypto, finance and fintech industry such as Bobby Lee (Co-Founder BTCC), Meltem Demirors (CSO of CoinShares), Wences Casares (Founder and CEO of Xapo), Dan Morehead (CEO of Pantera Capital), Jennifer Zhu Scott (Co-Founder and Principal of Radian Partners) or Brian Kelly (Author and financial market expert).
Crypto Finance Conference to be held on September 5-7, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Half Moon Bay, CA, USA.
The first Futurama Summit in Dubai proved to be quite the experience from “wild networking” Burning Man motif in the Dubai desert to an intense pitch competition and grinding debates on the future of AI, VR and Blockchain. One of the speakers there Miko Matsumura, the founder of Evercoin exchange and partner at Bitbull Capital stated that “Futurama is an effort to kind of create a point of concentration, where the future can be brought out from”.
The Futurama Blockchain Innovators Summit Spain that runs from September 10th-13th plans to dive deep into crypto currency exchanges, the arteries of the industry, going over the most pressing issues and heart-felt challenges in a deep panel discussion with regulators and the community. Participating exchanges now include Bithumb, Exmo, bitINKA, Coinsbank, Exmo and Golix.
Influential financial regulators will engage in open dialogue with ICO projects, businesses and cryptocurrency exchanges. While the after hour program plans to bring some of the best the Balearic magical island of Ibiza has to offer, creating a unique space for people to mix and mingle and do business like nowhere else. Starting with the SteamPunk party, hanging out with crypto anarchists and going beyond the boundaries of the Blockchain Matrix. Specially prepared venues and events where the Futurama team promises you will submerge into a grounding experience to bond and create those powerful relationships for building the future. Futurama Blockchain Innovators Summit Spain 2018 – September 10th-13th.
600+ attendees. 100+ speakers. 40+ demoing companies. 100+ startups. Will you be joining them this September?
3 days of insurtech and digital transformation
12 streams of detailed content including:
- a technology focus on AI, IoT, blockchain, RPA, drones and virtual reality
- tailored sessions for insurers, investors and startups
- a focus on commercial lines, cyber insurance, connected vehicles and wearable devices
- the implications of AI in broking, underwriting, claims and its ethical impact
Learn from the best
Hear from 100+ influential speakers specialising in AI, Blockchain, IoT, motor and health insurance and investor challenges from both commercial and personal lines.
Companies speaking include Trōv, Google, UBER, FCA, AIG, Allianz, Generali, AON and many more.
40+ live insurtech demos
Witness the latest insurtech developments live on stage. Discover how they fit into the insurance industry’s digital ecosystem and your own business strategy.
Demoers include: Xtract, Flock, Valoo, Spixii, Laka, Kaku and so many more.
Make valuable connections
You won’t get a better chance to meet and learn from so many insurtech influencers and decision makers.
Meet innovators, investors and insurers from across Europe and beyond.
Look out for the Investor Hub, Startup Zone, dedicated networking sessions, a rooftop party and more!
And new for 2018! Brella, the networking and matchmaking app.
AI Rising Summit
Explore the opportunities AI brings to your business model
Get the lowdown on ethical challenges, AI-powered claims, making marketing teams more agile, governing AI and so much more…
The companies speaking include: Google, IBM, Allianz, Simply Business, Capital Law and more!
Blockchain World Summit is a Leading Expo for Blockchain Enthusiasts. It is first & largest blockchain event in the B2B and B2C space. 3000+ attendees, 30+ speakers, 30+ exhibitors, 10 countries.
More details is here
The digital transformation of the financial services industry is continuing apace, and robo-advice and digital wealth management are a fast-growing part of this digital transformation. Originally conceived as a means of extending financial advice to the mass market, the technology’s real potential lies in its use being extended to insurance, pensions and other sectors. As robo-advice matures and expands from innovative start-ups to incumbents who are increasingly adopting or integrating the technology into their business models, having a clear perspective, not only of how the market is developing and where the opportunities will lie in the future, but also of regulatory expectations, will become increasingly critical. The latter point is particularly relevant given the FCA’s recent, multi-firm review of automated investment services.
Attendance at the second edition of the UK Robo Advice and Digital Wealth Summit, which is to take place on 20th September in London, will therefore be invaluable for both incumbents and start-ups that want to know how to adjust their business models to take full advantage of the significant opportunities presented by robo-advice and digital wealth management.
Key discussion areas include:
- Robo-advice: progress so far and opportunities ahead
- Meeting the developing expectations of regulators
- Robo-advice in the UK: a country specific perspective
- Customer acquisition and engagement
- Increasing the granularity and quality of advice
- Outlook for robo-advice in the pension and insurance sectors
- Robo-advice from two different angles: established financial institutions and fintech start-ups
Giovanni Dapra, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Moneyfarm
Adam French, Co-founder & Director, Scalable Capital
Michael Gruener, Managing Director & Head of EMEA Retail Business, BlackRock
Joe Parkin, Head of Wealth and Retail – UK, Ireland and the Channel Islands, iShare
Romi Savova, Chief Executive, Pension Bee
David Stevens, Life Advice Director, LV
Daniel Tammas-Hasting, Managing Director and Founder, RiskSave
Daniel Thomson, Digital Product Owner – Retail Investments, Lloyds Banking Group
John Barrass, Deputy Chief Executive, PIMFA
Andrew Firth, Chief Executive, Wealth Wizards
Chris Truce, Head of FinTech, Saxo Bank
Caroline Vaughan, Head Of New Business, Innovate Finance
Who should attend:
|C-level Executives, Senior Officers, Directors, Heads, and Managers of:||Representing the following industries:|
Client Lifecycle & Relationships
Innovation, Digital, Marketing & Communication
Legal (In-house and External)
Market Structure and Technology
Personal and Retail Investing
Propositions & Distribution
Banking and Finance
Consultancy & Advisory Services
Digital Managers and Advisors
Fintech / Regtech
PE / VC Funds
Pension Fund Managers
Regulators & Industry Bodies
To register please follow the link
Use discount code: ROBO2FINTI to get 20% off
We don’t waste your time. Finovate is curated, fast-paced, and gets right to the point. And we’ve been doing it for over 10 years.
Fast-paced demos of cutting-edge fintech
80+ innovative fintech companies will have just 7 minutes to demo their latest solutions live.
No slides or video are allowed!
Our competitive application process means only truly innovative companies will be on stage.
At Finovate, we only show you the companies you really need to see.
Insights from global fintech leaders
After the demos, hear about the latest trends and macro issues affecting fintech.
They include the future of fintech, the evolution and limits of current financial regulation, investment, the future of digital banks, AI, blockchain and digital currency.
Networking measured in quality and quantity
Join 1500+ senior financial and banking executives, investors and venture capitalists, press and entrepreneurs from all over the world.
We’ll help you connect with the people you want to meet through:
- hot-topic round tables
- high-impact networking sessions
- NEW for 2018, the Brella networking and matchmaking app.
AI and Blockchain front and centre
These two separately bookable summits take place on September 27. Take a deep dive into the areas making the most noise and brimming with opportunity. The summits run concurrently and you’re free to move between both and customize your own agenda.
AI in Fintech Summit
Learn how to use data analytics, AI, ML, image, voice recognition and NLP to make your business more efficient.
Blockchain in Fintech Summit
Hear the latest business applications and successful implementations and meet those taking advantage of how the disruptive power of blockchain is reshaping financial markets.
Future-focused fintech in action
- Get up to speed on the latest fintech developments and how they are shaping financial services around the world.
- Hear fintech demos on financial inclusion, identity and future technologies.
- See the newest start-ups in the quick paced Accelerator Showcase.
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“We have gathered leading cryptocurrency experts to share blockchain experiences and investment sagacity in the main event area. The whole day event is composed of keynote lectures, panel discussions, honor award section, and project launch section. Also, a large exhibition area was set to provide everyone opportunities to get involved in the industries, seek business cooperation, and join on-site recruiting etc. Moreover, we will provide VIP networking lunch with global investors, entrepreneurs, and top-tier technology leaders,” the organisers comment.
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Silicon Valley Business Institute (SVBI) is founded in Silicon Valley since 2015, the beating heart of disruptive innovation in the US. SVBI is committed to an open-mind, by knowledge and experience sharing, as well as integrating of eastern and western resources, to promote enterprises with a global vision and wisdom.
SVBI has a wealth of innovation and entrepreneurship resources, and strong relationships with leading companies, incubators and business schools in Silicon Valley. With a wealth of experience in overseas study service, powerful capabilities of resource coordination and integration and product development, SVBI provides enterprises a global platform which docks the world’s leading companies, business schools and high-end forums, and helps in learning advanced enterprise management mode and forefront industry information, strengthening international cooperation, and promoting business innovation and revolution. SVBI focuses on providing innovation and entrepreneurship education for global high-end executive, entrepreneurs & investors. What SVBI provide is a worldwide powerful networking.
These are parallel worlds; fintech, cryptos, mobile payments and mobile engagement – but they’re merging into one!
The creation of legitimate digital currencies for closed group consumer environments (such as football clubs) plus the increased adoption of smart contracts and Blockchain into telecom industry processes [e.g. for international movement of handsets, data and minutes] puts Fintech at the centre of a “new world order” for the VAS, telecom and micropayment sector. So how did all this happen? And is it time for us to start taking it seriously?
PSD2 – the evolution of carrier billing applications
Whilst Payment Service Directive 2 (PSD2) opens up carrier billing for the purchase of a wider range of goods and services and continues to support consumer purchases of digital content and services, such as ticketing, music / video streaming and voice products [community chat] and text based services [interactive TV and radio]. It’s primary aim is to make financial transactions more transparent, more accessible and more secure and therefore open the market up to additional merchants and providers. Clearly this represents a massive opportunity for the Telemedia sector, which has been highly successful in driving sales of value added services, premium content and applications using a range of [primarily] carrier / mobile billing and engagement technologies.
By combining payment processing and content delivery platforms, the Telemedia industry captures essential data that helps create a deep understanding of how, where, what and why consumers “click buy”. This gives rise to the development of consumer centric aggregated services where the payment process becomes an almost seamless part of the buying activity. In short, it’s going to revolutionise the touch points of consumer living from parking to sports betting, from pizza to leisure. In amongst this revolution is the emergence of digital currencies that facilitate earning and spending in closed community environments, with the ability to top up these currencies, using operator billing and exchange the currencies across other environments. Security and transparency are enabled with Blockchain technology, while limitations applied onto consumers by over-zealous regulators fall away.
Distributed payments and retail
The Telemedia sector is clearly starting to touch Fintech by combining its advanced knowledge of payments, mobile technology and VAS into a wide range of innovative new processes that will inevitably start to impact the way traditional card payment processors, banks and MNOs operate, by removing the “clunkiness of the payment aspect away from the purchasing experience. This in turn will challenge traditional partnerships and give rise to a need to establish new ones inside these emerging “open banking” environments. That’s “distributed payments”.
Meanwhile, mobile commerce is slowly shifting away from retail apps and more towards marketplaces. Soon just using a mobile phone to capture an image of something and then simply purchasing it will become the norm – straight from an advert on TV or billboard or from seeing someone else with the product you want – that’s called distributed retail.
The combination of distributed retail and distributed payments is where the revolution in retail, commerce, payments and Fintech will occur – and it’s already starting to foster a wealth of new and exciting partnerships across organisations with loyal followings, retailers, mobile engagement companies and security organisations.
The rise of crypto currencies
When it comes to the Telemedia / VAS sector it’s not so much about bitcoins. The emergence of crypto currency – can be seen in the application and distribution of tokens, loyalty points, digital assets or coins within games or “value added sessions”. Many Telemedia companies are already pioneering this rapidly emerging sector and will certainly be focussing on how to use crypto as a way to pay and be paid. This also presents interactive media companies with a whole new business model – whereby they can start rewarding their audiences – by offering “crypo for eyeballs”. Ultimately these currencies will all have real value that can eventually be exchanged for other goods and services and / or other cryptos – and ultimately real money! With this in mind, it’s also advisable to pay close attention the emergence of crypto exchanges, which will surely hold the key to cash redemptions.
There’s revolution in the air, as Telemedia and Fintech world’s cross over and start reimagining consumer purchasing and engagement processes. To misquote a misquotation; “its payment Jim, but not as we know it”.
The World Telemedia 8-10 October 2018 conference will address these topics across a number of sessions. Visit www.wtevent.co.uk for more information.
By Jarvis Todd, Managing Director, World Telemedia