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We have also recently launched the Tokyo FinTech Podcast, which is available on Soundcloud (https://soundcloud.com/tokyofintech) as well as on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/c/norbertgehrke).

We welcome ALL FinTech people (established and startups), and those in established financial services organisations. Plus, anyone just curious and wanting to learn. Every month we'll debate and discuss how FinTech is disrupting traditional financial services; from P2P lending, comparison websites, robo-advisor wealth managers, to bitcoin and crypto currencies.

Upcoming events (4)

Tokyo FinTech Meetup #55 - FinTech Innovation with Pieter Franken

We are super excited to present Pieter Franken, FinTech Pioneer and Deep Tech Innovator, with his talk about "The Seven Lucky Gods of FinTech", followed by a discussion on how to put this all in practice through the open innovation platform, APIX, he created as part of the Asian Financial Innovation Network, supported by the Monetary Authority of Singapore, the International Finance Corporation (World Bank) and the ASEAN Bankers Assocation. Pieter Franken’s career spans over 25 years in Financial Services, specializing in O&T, Fintech, innovation and large-scale transformations. He has held C-level and executive positions with industry leaders such as Citigroup, Shinsei Bank, Aplus, Monex Securities and Monex Group. His hallmark is pioneering innovative services by implementing bleeding edge technologies while minimizing time-to-market and dramatically reducing costs. Versed in large scale IT transformation, bi-modal management, operations, software development and innovation in FinTech. In 2011 Pieter co-founded Safecast.org - a global initiative to collect citizen sourced environmental data. Since 2016 he is a member of Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) International Technology Advisory Panel (ITAP) Pieter holds a MSc in Computer Science from Delft University and currently is a Guest Professor at Keio University and researcher with MIT Media Lab where he contributes to research in Citizen Science, IoT and Block-chain technologies. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please follow us! LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/tokyofintech/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tokyofintech/ Medium https://medium.com/tokyo-fintech

Tokyo FinTech Meetup #56 - The Intelligent Insurer

Deloitte Tohmatsu Consulting Co., Ltd.

The Intelligent Insurer From "Insurance gets sold, not bought" to desirable products; from a static risk view at underwriting to a dynamic one; from claims management to prevention – the insurance industry is facing a massive amount of change over the coming decade, and a rising tide of neo-insurers as challengers. What will the intelligent insurer of the future look like? Please join us for an evening where we will bring together industry veterans with the “new kids on the block”. We will host an industry panel supplemented with pitches from a couple of InsurTech startups. This will prepare the ground for interesting networking discussions to round off the evening. We look forward to seeing you! Speaker Bios Neal Baumann Neal’s role as Deloitte’s Global Insurance Sector leader spans all businesses of the firm – Audit, Consulting, Financial Advisory, Risk Advisory and Tax & Legal. In this role he is responsible for the firm’s global premium client portfolio as well as shaping and advancing the core Insurance offerings, such as ‘Insurer of the Future’, Innovation & Digital Transformation, Customer & Growth and InsurTech etc. Neal is also deeply involved in advising many of the firm’s clients. Prior to January 2017, Neal also concurrently led the Insurance practice for Deloitte’s US Consulting business. Steve Monaghan Steve is a General Partner at FinMirai, a Tokyo-based venture studio, and the former Chief Innovation Officer at DBS Bank and Group Innovation Head at AIA Company Limited. Steve has created new products, businesses and companies across the tech and financial services industries. He is a private investor in Artificial Intelligence, Life Sciences, Healthtech and Fintech and has served on the advisory boards of HK Agency Science and Technology Research Institute, Intel, Veritas Genetics and as an Investment Committee member of True Global Ventures. Zach Taub Zach is the Regional Head of Customer Experience at AIG, where he is shaping the client journeys of the future. He is a strategic thinker who has transitioned across disciplines in different industries, mastering key skills and delivering results. Previously the Chief of Marketing at Moneytree, Zach crafted the narrative that defined the trajectory from an obscure pre-Series A startup to an award-winning, region-leading Fintech—covered broadly in the media. Startup Pitches KASKO KASKO provides insurers with an end-to-end modular platform, bringing their new or existing products to the digital market in the quickest and most cost efficient way. KASKO has been selected as one of twelve companies for the current Tokyo Metropolitan Government accelerator, Fintech Business Camp. IntelSoft IntelSoft provides a wide scope of products and services designed to improve a business’s current modeling practice or easily embark on data-driven decision making where data is still an unemployed asset: • Ready-to-use platform for a completely automated model-building process • Customized solutions for dedicated business cases • Forecasting modeling for the most challenging tasks • Training in the risk management, machine learning and mathematical modeling fields. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please follow us! LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/tokyofintech/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tokyofintech/ Medium https://medium.com/tokyo-fintech

Partner Event: Provenance Summit #JapanBlockchainWeek


Hosted by Provenance Events, Provenance Summit is the annual gathering of blockchain industry leaders who have successfully built or implemented blockchain with their product. Taking place right after the Ethereum DevCon in Osaka, Provenance Summit will draw upon the elite attendees to provide a unique experience at our Tokyo home base. As a member of the Tokyo FinTech community, you are eligible for a 50% discount on the ticket price, just use "TOKYOFINTECH" at checkout. https://www.provenance.events/ This year's speakers include: - Graham de Barra, CEO, Festy & Bitcart - Kenichi Kurimoto, CEO, Nayuta - Shawn Lau, Director of Business Development, ABCC - Ronald Chan, Partnerships Director, Probit - Seth Melamed, Global Head of Business Development, Liquid - Felipe Faraggi, Developer Evangelist, Pegasys - Takayuki Omori, Tokyo Lead, Facebook Developer Circles - Tyuyoshi Hirayama, Chief Architect, IBM Japan and many more

Tokyo FinTech Meetup #57 - DevCon Special

Impact HUB Tokyo

With the Ethereum Developer Conference (DevCon) taking place in Osaka the week prior, we expect to be able to present some blockchain royalty at this meetup out of those who extend their stay in Japan and visit the center :-) Please stay tuned for further speaker announcements. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Please follow us! LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/tokyofintech/ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/tokyofintech/ --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Impact HUB Tokyo is proud to be the official venue for the Tokyo FinTech Meetup (TFM). Impact HUB Tokyo is part innovation lab, business incubator and coworking space where a community of (social) entrepreneurs gathers, connects and exchanges knowledge and ideas. As Impact HUB Tokyo, we share the vision and passion with TFM to create a community and movements around FinTech in Tokyo. Want to know more about us? Check out our website: http://en.hubtokyo.com/

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