Digital Jersey in partnership with Jersey Finance Limited and Consult Hyperion, has announced Jersey’s first ever FinTech Unconference ‘Tomorrow’s Transactions’ will be taking place at Hotel de France on Monday 25th April 2016.
The FinTech Unconference will bring together a cross-section of professionals from the local and global technology, financial services and FinTech industries, as well as those involved in Venture Capital and Private Equity, to discuss key opportunities and challenges for FinTech in Jersey. The main objective of the event is to gather ideas, views and insights from experts in a range of relevant fields which can then be developed in working groups to support Jersey’s FinTech strategy.
As it’s an ‘unconference’, the event will be loosely structured, with the day’s agenda created entirely by the attendees. The key, current topics for FinTech include; Advance Risk Management, ECDD, Digital Identity, Cybersecurity, Blockchain and Alternative Currencies, however it is hoped that attendees will bring their own individual insights around Funds, Trust, Banking and Legal innovation.
Andy Jarrett, Director of Business Development at Digital Jersey, commented:
“In the past, we’ve seen great success from the various themed unconferences, the FinTech Unconference provides the opportunity for people to have their say in ideas that will shape Jersey’s FinTech future. I hope that the event will attract an eclectic list of attendees so we can gain new perspectives and ideas as we build momentum towards making our Island’s FinTech vision a reality.”
Tom Cowsill, Acting Chief Operating Officer at Jersey Finance Limited, commented: “A first for Jersey’s FinTech industry, this unconference will provide a fantastic opportunity for leaders from varied fields to shape how the industry evolves to best suit the Island’s needs. Jersey has a long history of being at the fore when it comes to innovation and it’s a real credit to our finance and digital sectors that we’re able to bring such influential industry representatives together to further develop our FinTech strategy.”