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Innovating in financial services is hard. This is a professional group to discuss, collaborate and engage in conversations around what it means to innovate in one of the industries most resilient to disruptive change. Facilitated by innovation specialists with global experience in financial services innovation, we invite anyone with an interest in the topic to join us for vibrant, energetic and thought-provoking discussions held in and around the Bay Area. This group is primarily targeted at professionals from financial services and financial technology companies (FinTechs), but we encourage anyone with an interest to join. Our global network includes thought leaders from around the world, and as we grow the group and our discussions we will bring these individuals into the conversation too. JP Nicols, a well recognized thought leader in the FinTech and Financial Services Innovation space, and Jay van Zyl, a specialist in innovation (having led FNB to becoming the world's most innovative bank in 2012) will be facilitators in our sessions. Join us as we begin to make sense of how the financial services world will deal with imminent disruption. More info: JP Nicols http://innosect.com/jpnicols/ Jay van Zyl http://innosect.com/jayvanzyl/

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Fintech & Future tech [Global expansion] US vs Europe

Hi Trailblazers, One of our most exciting events returns! With predictions from the future no less and Global expansion: learnings and insight on when and how to expand your business internationally. #AI #Fintech #VFX #Govtech #Proptech #Neuroscience #Healthtech #Eventech & #Blockchain We have some world famous CEOs and futurists speaking... 630pm Networking & Nibbles followed by Lightning pitches 7pm Speakers & Panel - TBC ‘Landing in London’, Sarah Nicholls co-founder the Future Crowd: learnings from the field on expanding your business internationally. With a wealth of experience in growing technology, data, research and media businesses Sarah helps her clients up the tempo on strategy, innovation, sales, partnerships and business development. Since 2006 Sarah has been bringing new products to market, leading and growing teams, deploying new technologies and designing and executing sales, partnership, channel strategies for both start ups and scale ups across EMEA and beyond. She has worked in FinTech, financial services, AI, consulting, media, Ad Tech, consulting and research. [ www.linkedin.com/in/sarah-nicholls-b251a423/ ] Alastair Paterson is a cyber security entrepreneur. He co-founded cyber security innovator Digital Shadows in early 2011. Digital Shadows monitors the Internet to identify digital risks to organizations, including cyber threats, data leakage and reputational risks. The VC-backed company has been recognised for innovation by 10 Downing Street, SWIFT and Cisco, was named a Gartner Cool Vendor in 2013 and worked with the Bank of England to define the new CBEST cyber threat standard. In[masked] Digital Shadows won several more innovation awards including the Europas, Momentum Partners, The Fintech[masked], CDB Best Risk Management Product 2017, and was named a leader in the Forrester Wave on Digital Risk Management. Digital Shadows has offices in London, San Francisco and Dallas with over 200 tier-1 clients all over the world. Alastair was named in Financial News' 40 most influential people in European FinTech in 2015, City AM's FinTech Power List 2015 and Computer Weekly's Rising Stars 2013. He has appeared live as an industry expert on the BBC, Bloomberg, CNN and CNBC amongst others and spoke at SXSW 2017 [www.linkedin.com/in/alastair-paterson[masked]/ ] Anish Mohammad is security and cryptography expert with 18 years experience.In the capacity of a researcher and as a consultant, entered the Blockchain ecosystem as one of the founding members of UKDCA. He has advised and worked for various banks and financial institutions including AIB, HSBC, Lloyds and Zurich. He is also on the advisory board for Adjoint, Arteia, Hyper-loop Transport Technologies, Privacy Shell, Collider-X , Piggi and Ripple Labs. These days he more focused on projects that involve security vs scalability vs consensus of Blockchain, using smart contracts for AI safety and Cryptoeconomics. He is a regular speaker and contributor in the areas of AI, Cybersecurity, Fintech and Blockchain [www.linkedin.com/in/anishmohammed ] 8pm Speakers Panel + Questions from host & the audience 830pm Networking & Final Drinks 9pm Close Please get in touch for venue sponsors, lightening pitches, speaker or panel slots [masked] [masked] | [masked] and future collaborations... Kindest regards, Zee & Sarah

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