Join us on the 24th September at CodeBase Stirling as a gathering of FinTech experts discuss and debate these questions for Scotland's future:

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  • How can Scotland develop as a FinTech hub in the next five years?
  • How can we make a better world for all through financial innovation, collaboration and inclusion?
  • How do we make Scotland one of the leading countries for innovation and disruption in the financial services sector?

INNOVATEFINTECH is organised in partnership with FinTech Scotland.

This edition of the INNOVATETHENATION, VisitScotland's series of free public talks, is part of FinTech Scotland 2018. This September conferences and seminars are taking place across Scotland, bringing alive innovation, collaboration and inclusion; exploring the FinTech community and economy, and helping us understand the impact this exciting sector can have for us all.

Find out more about FinTech Scotland 2018 here.

VisitScotland will be joined by;

Stephen Ingledew, CEO of FinTech Scotland.

FinTech Scotland is an enterprise established by the Scottish Government, the University of Edinburgh and the private sector to drive economic growth in financial services through innovation, collaboration and inclusion. Fintech Scotland's ambition is to create an integrated and thriving economic environment through the provision of funding, connections, infrastructure and talent that recognises and responds to the needs of all stakeholders and connects Scotland to other global Fintech centres.

Daniel Broby, Director of the Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation at Strathclyde Business School.

Daniel Broby is a leading academic in the field of Financial Technology "Fintech". He is a Director of the Centre for Financial Regulation and Innovation at Strathclyde Business School. His research interests in that respect focus on crypto-currencies, market operational efficiency and the timestamping of blockchain financial instructions. His other research interests revolve around financial time series and the regulation of capital markets. He has pioneered research into using blockchain and distributed ledgers, and their applications in the Fintech ecosystem and distributed marketplaces. Daniel's research has an through grounding in Financial Market Theory albeit focused on practical application.

Alex Ford, VP Operations at encompass corporation.

In a journey that has taken her from Sydney to Scotland, Alex Ford has been a driving force within leading FinTech/RegTech company encompass corporation since it’s early days in 2012. In 2015 she relocated to Glasgow when encompass launched in the UK, to take on a leadership role in the establishment of the UK operation. Now, as an exec team member and Vice President of Operations, Alex is focussed on successful delivery of products and services to encompass customers and partners across the globe. In 2017 Alex was recognised in the ‘Women in FinTech Powerlist’ which celebrates women shaping FinTech in the UK. She is regularly invited to share the encompass story and lessons-to-date at events; recently the Global Expansion Summit, Innovate Finance Global Summit WebCast, Legal Geek’s Women in LawTech, Tech Australia 2017 event as part of London Tech Week.

Loral Quinn, CEO & Founder, Sustainably.

Loral is CEO and co-founder of Sustainably, a fintech for social good startup, making it easy for businesses and consumers to have a positive impact in connected and frictionless ways, as part of everyday life. Sustainably won Best of Show at Finovate and is a top 5 Virgin Startup. Loral is an award winning global digital marketer and strategist with a background in scaling business. Before setting up Sustainably, she was head of digital strategy and head of digital marketing for a FTSE100 where she was responsible for digital marketing in 30 countries, building and managing a multi award-winning team, and scaling the business from $40bn in assets in 6 countries to over $400bn in 30 countries in 10 years. She was recently named in BIMA’s top 100 people in digital in the UK.

Talk schedule:

1730: Arrival
1915: Drinks reception
2000: Close of talk

If you would like more information or have any queries regarding this talk, please contact Rory Archibald.

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