Digital Finance and the Growing Business - Open Banking, Connectivity and Data Sharing – Opportunities and Threats.

This Evening Seminar is free to access for all. Please register your interest in attending. Priority will be given to Business Owners or those part of a Senior Leadership team.

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Attendees at the Evening Seminar are invited to attend our Ahead in the Cloud Workhops: How a strategic view on the use of Business Apps and Cloud Services can help your business outperform the competition at The Leather Market near London Bridge on Thursday 1st March.

There are two Workshops running on the day, find out more below:

13:30-15:00 - Workshop One

15:30-17:30 - Workshop Two

Constant improvements in digital connectivity and access to data is transforming the way businesses can, increasingly should, operate. In no other area is this more important than in finance – yet the majority of SMEs are slow adopters, through lack of awareness, skills and a good pinch of mistrust!

This seminar will give business owners a greater chance to understand and react to this change. Relationships with Funders, Customers and Suppliers are seeing fundamental change. Will you be left behind?

Representative of these changes, and being driven by them, we are entering the era of “Open Banking”. Combined with improving connectivity and use of data, Open Banking has the potential for radical new services:

  • Enabling customers to shop online without the need for a payment card such as a debit or credit card by initiating a payment directly from their bank account.
  • Helping small businesses find better sources of credit.
  • Dramatically altering the nature of supply chain finance.
  • Directly helping businesses with their financial management.

We have an outstanding panel of speakers who will give their views on the outlook for growing businesses.

Join us for an evening of insight, vision and learning on the changing digital landscape for ambitious growing businesses.

Evening Seminar Timetable:

6:00pm to 7:00pm (Networking Drinks and Canapes)

7:00pm to 7:45pm (Panel Discussion)

7:45pm to 8:00pm (Audience Q&A) 

8:00pm to 8:30pm (Networking Drinks Until End)

Our Speakers
Dr. Louise Beaumont

Louise has three perspectives on Open Banking:

1. As Strategic Advisor to the Publicis Groupe and their clients on Open Banking, imagining the Open Future that consumers and small businesses deserve.

2. As Co-Chair of techUK’s Open Banking Working Group, making the case for Financial Services policies capable of delivering the future that consumers and small businesses deserve.

3. As a member of Working and Stakeholder Groups at the Open Banking Implementation Entity, arguing for the sound foundations required to deliver the services consumers and small businesses deserve.

She is also an investor in and advisor to start-ups in FinTech, MediaTech and Podcasting.

Ronny Munster, Finance Director at Centtrip

Ronny has over 30 years’ experience working in financial services in the UK and overseas. Currently Finance Director at award winning. innovative payments and currency specialist fintech company Centtrip Ltd. Formerly FD at the Schneider Group as well as senior roles at Lloyds Bank, JP Morgan, Channel 4 TV and Virgin Music Publishing.  

Centtrip was created to challenge convention and pioneer positive change with complete transparency in the global currency market for companies and private clients. With a team of foreign exchange and technology experts, they have drawn on their experience to build an unrivalled global multi-currency account specialising in FX, payments and banking solutions.

William Newton, President & EMEA MD, WiredScore

William is President & EMEA MD at WiredScore. He began his career at McKinsey & Co, before moving to work as a senior policy advisor in the Cabinet Office and then in the No 10 Policy Unit in 10 Downing Street.

William joined WiredScore ahead of the company’s London launch as the capital’s official digital connectivity rating scheme in October 2015 in partnership with the Mayor of London. In 2017, William led WiredScore’s European expansion with launches in France, Ireland and Germany.

Having successfully repositioned the wider debate around connectivity in commercial real estate, William won both the EG London Award and the Property Week’s Young Property Personality in 2017 with his UK business partner, Tom Redmayne.

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