Disruptive Technology in Financial Services Conference in London

Over 80 senior level decision makers from UK and Estonia gathered on the 30th of October in Level 39, London to participate at the Disruptive Technology in Financial Services Conference hosted by FinanceEstonia and UK Trade & Investment.

The conference was designed to discuss what’s been done and what’s possible in disruptive Financial Technology (FinTech), to showcase innovative products, services and business models, and to look ahead to the future.

Roger Gifford, the Lord Mayor of London, opened the conference, and the presenters were top level industry visionaries and disruptors from both Estonia and the UK. The inspiration for this event came from Roger Gifford’s visit to Estonia in April 2013, where he was impressed strongly by the innovation being delivered by Estonian FinTech companies.

There were insider presentations and expert panel discussions both on consumer needs and on industry developments in the FinTech sector, with the aim to align what customers want with what can be provided both by industry newcomers and by evolution in the financial service sector as a whole.

In course of the preparation process, we conducted interviews with many of the panelists and presenters to gather their insights. Collected thoughts are compiled for Your reading into this e-journal.

Pictures from the Conference can be viewed HERE.

Please read the event’s Estonian media coverage in the following articles:
28.10 Postimees online E24 – FinanceEstonia korraldab Londonis Finantsvaldkonda raputavate IT lahenduste konverentsi
1.11 Tallinn Ettevõtjale  – Eestlased tutvustasid brittidele finantsmaailma IT lahenduste uut arenevat normaalsust
7.11 Arengufond Blogi – Kristjan Lepik: Eesti, kui kvaliteetne partner brittidele

Vision panel
Lord Mayor of City of London, Nasir Zubairi & Kritjan Lepik

Disruption panel
Tiit Pekk, Taavet Hinrikus, Dickie Whitaker & Edward Lucas

Vision panel - Kaidi
Linnar Viik, Gavin Cleary &  Kaidi Ruusalepp