EUROPEAN FINTECH AWARDS & CONFERENCE 2017 : THE COMING OF AGE OF FINTECH
European FinTech Awards & Conference 2017 On 26 & 27 September, the second edition of the European FinTech Awards & Conference 2017 will be held in Brussels. The European FinTech Awards is the place where innovative and disruptive FinTech companies are presented and awarded. This years theme is "The Coming of Age of FinTech". During the event you will meet with leading innovation managers of major banks, eager investors and the most promising FinTech companies. Through our FinTech networking-tool you will be able to reach out to those stakeholders you can’t wait to meet.
Unique Content & Opportunities FinTech is entering a new phase. More and more companies get some traction and startups turn into scale ups. This year's edition will feature a variety of Global FinTech Experts. Get inspired by an amazing line-up of pitches, speakers & attendees and get answers to questions such as: How does the industry deal with the growing pains of rapidly developing markets? How can FinTech stay relevant and what will be the next step? Learn more about leadership, the latest technology developments, the status of regulations and the characteristics of successful insurgent businesses.
Get inspired by:
Ron Suber - former president of Prosper - has been at the center of San Francisco’s flourishing fintech community for many years. He’s built FinTech’s most impressive network, and he puts it to use for aspiring entrepreneurs whose business plans and passion catch his eye. Under his leadership Prosper - America’s first market lending platform - grew the business from $9 million to over $400 million in new loans a month. Ron brings more than 20 years' experience in sales, marketing and business development across the hedge fund, broker dealer and registered investment advisor industries. He is often called the Godfather of FinTech and spends much of his time investing in and advising FinTechs, including high-profile players like DocuSign and SoFi. If you want to know where financial technology is headed keep an eye on the sectors and companies Ron Suber is investing with."
Get inspired by Cedric Dumont. He is a full time Red Bull Athlete, his main focus is travelling the world in search of new adventures and challenging projects, sharing his experience and inspiring others. "This is all about freedom, commitment and pushing your limits, it takes me to amazing places, teaches me respect for the environment and others, motivates me to improve, and keeps me humble on those high gravity days. Spending time on the road, meeting new friends all over the world, being close to the elements, sharing and inspiring, this is what keeps me moving and fascinates me, this is my way to live a free, mindful and engaged lifestyle."
Phil Campion How Insurgency's die or survive? What are the characteristics of successful insurgence movements? He became one of the few British soldiers ever to pass both the Royal Marines Commando selection and the Parachute Regiment, before going for the ultimate challenge - selection into the Special Air Service (22 SAS). Having served with distinction in many cutting edge combat operations in the SAS, he moved on to working the private military circuit and became a global gun for hire. He propelled himself to the top of his game and commanded teams of up to 100 private military operators around the globe."
Wim de Waele After a brief start-up experience in Belgium, Wim was responsible for building op many organisations from zero. He played a leading role in the development of i2 technologies, Real Software Group, IBBT (which was later renamed to iMinds), and B-Hive. Currently, he works as CEO of B-hive Europe. B-Hive wants its members to benefit in three ways: through meeting, connecting and discovery. It provides access to market, knowledge, funding and government for its members. Together with one of the main regulators in Belgium, Wim will learn you more about the GDRP and regulatory Sandboxes.
Jurgen Ingels Jurgen is the founder Clear2pay and build the company out into a global player in the payments industry before selling it to FIS (NYSE : FIS) at the end of 2014. Clear2Pay now has 1400 people and offices all over the world and worked for the top 50 global banks in the world. Jurgen stayed in the FinTech scene since then and became managing parter of VC firm Smartfin Capital & founded B-Hive. B-hive provides value to all organizations that are dealing with the impact of digital technology on the financial system. Jurgen is an expert in managing and efficiently scale up a (FinTech) company.
Julian Levy Julian is CEO Ayarma Ltd - an advisory firm. Successful mandates have included writing digital and fintech strategies for a large European bank, board advisory on FinTech, deep technical due diligence for private equity and venture capital firms in areas ranging from custom hardware and silicon vendors to security companies, mentoring early stage technology companies with a combination of technical strategy, go-to-market support and commercial guidance, and supporting successful fund raises.
Javier Mira Javier is CEO and Co-founder at FacePhi, a global leader Company specialised in Face Recognition technologies applied on financial sector. He is very passionate about entrepreneurship, new challenges and is an Expert speaker for biometrics conferences. Previously he worked at F7 Corporation, Panama Jack, LOEWE (LVMH Group) and Fujitsu Japan. He has over 20 years of experience in global enterprises, team management and growth and expansion implementation policies.