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Monthly Seminar - Finance in the Cloud

NB. RSVP's are now closed but there are tickets available on the door at £15

Hi Everyone,

Our July monthly FinTech Seminar will focus on Finance in the Cloud

Cloud is a new computing paradigm that offers new and significant opportunities to FinTech Innovators. It supports rapid innovation, agility and scalability in ways which were previously unheard of. In Cloud, resources and services are abstracted from the underlying infrastructure and provided on-demand and at scale in a multi-tenant environment, offering nearly unlimited computing power on any device from anywhere. And although Cloud is a reality today, even more functionality is visible on the horizon. FinTech companies have already taken advantage of this new technology, delivering services wholesale from the Cloud and relieving organisations of the burden of processing capacity and storage. This seminar will explore the key themes of Finance in the Cloud, the key players and their offerings.

The session includes a Free Guide to Finance in the Cloud which digs deeper into the main players and identifies opportunities for FinTech Entrepreneurs. Previous seminar guides are available to download for free here.

We'll also be videoing the session as usual for those of you who are unable to attend. You may click here to watch the videos from our previous seminars and here to see the photos.

Students - we currently have a number of free tickets available for students, please join the group using your academic email and then message an Organiser if you'd like one.

Startup Stands

Startup stands for early stage FinTech companies to demonstrate their products:

Bw8 Social Trader - Bw8 Trading is a startup provider of stock market trading software which levels the playing field for individual stock investors

Clarus Financial Technology - a FinTech Startup, founded by a team with experience in software products for OTC Derivatives. Derivative markets are in the midst of massive regulatory and structural change and Clarus FT is designing new applications specifically for the new environment

MagicPayments - aims to set up a new paradigm for Peer 2 Peer (P2P) payments by allowing recipients of P2P Payments to securely redeem the payment in any wallet of their choice rather than being forced to sign up with the wallet operator of the sender



Please be aware that the agenda is updated on a regular basis

6:00pm - Networking opportunities

A buffet and refreshments will be provided courtesy of our Sponsors

7:00pm - Welcome address and Sponsor messages

Eddie George, Organiser, NewFinance London

Toby Babb, Managing Director at Harrington Starr

Mike Laven, CEO, The Currency Cloud

7:10pm - Presentations

Jared Broad, Founder at QuantConnect, the next revolution in quant trading where cloud computing meets open data. Jared will be joining us by Skype from New York. QuantConnect are also pleased to offer a 12 months free Hobbyist license for NewFinance members

George Kaye, Founder and CEO at Derivitec, with over a decade of experience as a quant, starting at Credit Suisse, and moving on to Goldman Sachs and UBS, George is now building cloud based solutions for the derivatives industry

Gary Turner, Managing Director at Xero, Accounting software in the cloud, one of the most successful SaaS solutions for SME's and Individuals and used by over 200,000 people worldwide. You may try Xero for free here.

--- Refreshments Break ---

8:30pm - Panel discussion

This will be an open question and answer session around Cloud services for Finance

In addition to our speakers we will be joined by:

Daniel Steeves, MD of Beyond Solutions, a growth-focused change agent with thirty years leading, brokering, designing and selling complex programmes

9:00pm - Shout-outs (1 minute, 1 slide)

Elias Haase - BitSilk, the Software Engineering Service for Startups

Gursharan Banwait, BW8 Social Trader, providing stock market trading software

Amir Khwaja, Clarus Financial Technology, designing new applications for the OTC Derivatives Market

Andreas Tsindos, MagicPayments, a new paradigm for Peer 2 Peer (P2P) payments

Juan Guerra - StudentFunder, Crowdfunding for inspiring students

William Lorenz - Kwanji, low cost forex in the cloud for SMEs

9:30 Close




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  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi, thanks for organising Eddie.
    Didn't get to meet as many people as I would have liked. I am a proprietary trader (long only equities) who has recently relocated to London and am looking for work. I've done 60% returns back home but having trouble getting a start in the London market. If anyone can help please contact me on[masked] or email [masked]. Just to be clear, I did full discretionary trading myself and not quant trading. Was at meeting to learn more about quant and algo based trading.

    1 · July 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for organising and for the invitation, Eddie (not to mention cold beer on a hot evening).

    Thought I'd drop in a plug for a recent interview where Eddie joined me to discuss all things FinTech:

    July 16, 2013

  • Graeme J.

    great event n great extras from colin ( and eddie after the event; must talk to @xero about open banking!

    July 16, 2013

  • Tom K.

    It was a great event and good to see some familiar faces! Love meeting new clients and candidates this way so please get in touch with Harrington Starr to see if we can help you.

    July 16, 2013

  • Gavin S.

    Great event and interesting talks. Thanks Eddie for organising and to the sponsors for keeping us well hydrated!

    July 16, 2013

  • Andy Y.

    Look forward to meeting everyone! Currently working on launching Stripe into Europe - come and find me in the Stripe t-shirt if anyone's interested in chatting about online payments / processing / technology / jobs(!).

    1 · July 15, 2013

    • Jason M.

      Hi Andy, We didn't manage to cross paths last night. I'd love to know more about the people you need for the EU launch. We may be able to help you secure analytical/developer talent for London. Please let me know if you have time for a chat on the subject.

      July 16, 2013

  • David T.

    Great event. Thanks to all who organised. Look forward to the next one.

    July 16, 2013

  • Andreas T.

    Hi all, nice to see you all last night and thanks again to Eddie for the great organisation. You may remember one of the shout outs at the end that went a little too long. If anybody wants to know more on what MagicPayments does feel free to get in touch. for more info.

    July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great evening, shame there was no time afterwards as it slightly overran. Being the only practicing accountant in the room, am happy to catch up over a coffee if I can help any of you. Work with Kwanji (FX shout out), am partner of @Kashflow and @Xero

    July 16, 2013

  • Garrison T.

    Thanks for organising; great guests

    July 16, 2013

  • Tony M.

    Great event, thankyou!!

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great event and venue, thanks.

    1 · July 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very interesting topic, but sadly it clashes with Mobile Monday London!

    July 8, 2013

  • Francesco la T.

    Ggrrrr, stuck on the tube, was too late to join. Really disappointed. This meet up was the perfect merge of my two passions. Will try to get in touch with other people reading all the profiles, please do the same, my main competence is about cloud security, done lots of work on ESX and XEN hypervisors, cloudstack and property tools for antimalware, IDS, virtual firewalls, cloud storage and many more ;-) currently looking for new job opportunities, get in touch, Francesco

    July 15, 2013

  • Mark T.

    Apologies, something urgent has come up and I am unavailable to attend. Was really looking forward to meeting you all, and will catch you next time.

    July 15, 2013

  • Nicc W.

    Sorry guys , I have to bail at short notice, was really looking forward to attending, will be sure to watch the videos afterwards

    July 15, 2013

  • Katie B.

    Sorry, I can't make this one

    July 8, 2013

  • Francesco la T.

    Software developer with strong background in XaaS.

    July 6, 2013

  • Nigel F.

    I'm an independent consultant specialising in identifying and building new product technologies for banks and commercial finance providers to increase lending to SMEs Globally.

    June 25, 2013

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