Fintech Insights - Tech Trends at Finovate Europe

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Fintech Insights - Tech Trends at Finovate Europe

About the speakers
  • Andrew Vorster
    Andrew Vorster
    CEO at Innovation Catalyst
    A familiar face in Financial Services, Andrew was the VP of Technology Research at Visa Europe for nearly a decade where he built a solid reputation as a passionate technologist, innovator and disruptor. Having spent over 35 years driving change and transformation across multiple industries, he now works with both established organisations and start-ups across the world as an Innovation Catalyst, showing them how to THINK and BE more innovative in everything they do by leveraging the range of possible futures fuelled, accelerated and enabled by technology. A regular advisor, mentor and commentator on Fintech, he spends a large amount of his time Horizon Scanning for the TIPS (Technologies, Innovations, Patents and Start-ups) behind the trends that are driving new business models and shaping consumer behaviour in the future. Social links:- Website – http://www.andrewvorster.com/ Twitter – @andrewvorster https://twitter.com/andrewvorster LinkedIn - https://www.linkedin.com/in/andrewvorster/ Instagram – @andrew.vorster https://www.instagram.com/andrew.vorster/
  • Suraya Randawa
    Suraya Randawa
    Head of Omnichannel Experience at Curinos
    Suraya Randawa, Head of Omnichannel Experience for Curinos, helps banks, credit unions and fintech firms around the globe assess digital journeys and adopt the most successful digital banking strategies across their platforms. Suraya is the business owner of the Digital Banking Analyzer, the comprehensive user experience content and data platform that tracks and benchmarks thousands of competitor features and functionalities across multiple financial product account opening and servicing journeys, and leads Curinos’ digital insights and advisory function. Previously, Suraya has headed financial services customer experience research in leading market research firms, working with global banks, investment firms, insurers and regulators, gaining insight into consumer behavior across the world, including creating a global mobile payments and open banking consumer segmentation covering over 20 countries.
  • Solenne Niedercorn-Desouches
    Solenne Niedercorn-Desouches
    Independent Director & Host at Finscale
    Solenne Niedercorn-Desouches started her career at UBS as an Advisory Portfolio Manager in 2003. After several years, she joined Lombard Odier, participating in the opening of the Luxembourg entity, the transformation of the Bank in Europe, leading to the implementation of a European Hub and launching the independent asset manager desk. In 2015, Solenne took the entrepreneurial leap and launched her own venture. Subsequently, she joined a startup incubator to create and launch a classified advertisement platform. She then worked in RegTech as Product Manager to launch a digital KYC product. Currently, she is an independent advisor for start-ups and holds Independent Director mandates in the financial sector. Solenne is also the host of the Finscale podcast, covering innovations in finance - available on traditional Podcast Platforms: Spotify - Apple Podcast - Deezer

Key takeaways

How are emerging technologies like blockchain and decentralized finance (DeFi) shaping the landscape of fintech in 2024? 

What role do artificial intelligence and machine learning play in enhancing the security and efficiency of financial transactions within the fintech sector? 

How are financial institutions adapting to the increasing demand for seamless digital experiences, and what technological innovations are driving this transformation? 

In what ways is the fintech industry addressing concerns related to data privacy and cybersecurity as it continues to evolve? 

Can you elaborate on the impact of regulatory changes and advancements in financial technology on the overall development and adoption?