Digital Jersey Drives Innovation with Jersey’s First Global Fintech Conference


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Digital Jersey is holding the Channel Islands’ first global fintech conference – Fintech Jersey 2015 – on 21st October 2015, at the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel.

The conference will be a day-long event and all attendees will receive a certificate of attendance, which can be used for CPD purposes.

The conference will focus on the current global outlook of finance and how fintech is already changing the sector at a fundamental level. Speakers will build on these insights to provide finance practitioners with a long-term, strategic look at the future of finance and the radical impact that technology will have on traditional business paradigms and shifting existing business models.  The event will provide key insights from international fintech thought leaders and influencers, and is an unprecedented opportunity for Jersey businesses to get a comprehensive picture of the emerging threat landscape, and to explore the opportunities fintech presents from a Jersey perspective.

The conference includes 22 international speakers including entrepreneurs, investors, financial sector accelerators, policy makers and innovation experts.

The conference’s keynote speakers include:

  • Simon Devonshire, entrepreneur and investor, who was recently the entrepreneur in residence for the UK government and has director level experience across a range of telecommunication companies. He will speak about the challenges of building a global fintech business 5 years ahead of the market
  • Steve Perry, founder and co-creator of Visa Europe Collab, an innovation hub bringing together an international community of fintech practitioners to transform payments, who will give key insights into the emerging trends of global payments
  • Dave Birch, director of innovation at Consult Hyperion, the secure electronic transactions consultancy, is ranked Europe’s most influential commentator on emerging payments by Total Payments magazine.

Other speakers include Leanne Kemp, CEO of Everledger, who will discuss the use of Blockchain to eliminate fraud in the diamond industry, Ruth Anderson, Director of Cyber in Financial Services at KPMG, who will give a talk on protecting the future, and a panel discussion on innovation to be chaired by Digital Jersey CEO Tony Moretta.

Andy Jarrett, Director at Digital Jersey commented:

“I’m delighted to officially announce the first global fintech conference in the Channel Islands. Fintech is a high-growth sector for Jersey with many new developments well under way, exemplified by the growing base of the most innovative fintech businesses that are thriving on-Island. Fintech Jersey 2015 will build on these exciting developments and presents a fantastic opportunity for Islanders to network and gain invaluable insights from the key global drivers of innovation in fintech today.”

Assistant Chief Minister Philip Ozouf commented:

“The fact that Jersey is hosting a global fintech conference is testament to the Island’s continued growth and development in this sector. 2015 has already been an exciting year for Jersey fintech, and I’m certain that this conference will act as a springboard for further innovation.”

Fintech Jersey 2015 is a free event, but booking is essential. To register for the event please go to the eventbrite page.

About Richard Kastelein

Founder, Publisher and Editor in Chief of industry leading online publication, Blockchain News and co-founder and director at Blockchain Partners in London/Amsterdam/NYC. Kastelein is also an advisor with a number Blockchain startups doing ICOs including where hs is interim CMO,, Inchain, Chronobank, eGaas and others. He is regarded as one of the top journalists by the Blockchain and fintech communities – as is evident by his entry in the Top 150 Fintech journalists online and in the top 10 of the Blockchain Top 100 List.

As a prominent keynote presenter, he has spoken on Blockchain at events in Gdansk, Amsterdam, Minsk, Dubai, Antwerp, Eindhoven, Bucharest, Nairobi, Tel Aviv, Manchester, Brussels, Barcelona etc, where he helped spread the cause for Blockchain technology and cryptocurrency and, consequently, has built a notable network in the scene.

He’s also a director of a Dutch foundation called The Hackitarians and has run innovation events in London, San Francisco, Berlin, Amsterdam and other cities around the world on topics such Blockchain, Health, Energy, Internet of Things, AI etc.

In 2013, the European Commission appointed him as an expert for overseeing financing for emerging startups as a part of the European Commission’s 90 billion euro Horizon 2020 project, created in Brussels to promote innovation as a driving force of job creation and business ventures across Europe. He has also worked as an external expert for Innovate UK since 2012, judging startups for the UK government.

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