FinTech 2.0: Next Generation Innovation (the entrepreneur's perspective) - London Central Branch

When: Jan 15th, 2020
Time: 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
FinTech 2.0: Next Generation Innovation (the entrepreneur's perspective) - London Central Branch

Price: FREE

Where: BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Ground Floor , 25 Copthall Avenue , London , Moorgate , EC2R 7BP

THIS EVENT IS NOW FULLY BOOKED AND OVERSUBSCRIBED.  PLEASE DO NOT TURN UP AT BCS LONDON IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A BOOKING - AND PLEASE CANCEL YOUR PLACE IF YOU CANNOT NOW ATTTEND.

 

From 2B USD in 2010 to over 50B USD in venture capital in 2018, the fintech sector has received considerable investment. With greater polarization in society over the same period, it begs the question, who's growth is it anyway?

 

Conversations on fintech are now moving towards portability, interoperability, ubiquity, accessibility, financial inclusion, and embedded ethics. Join us, to discuss entrepreneur's perspectives on the changing landscape and opportunities within. As our first event of the year, we will also explore views on fintech's 2019's hits and misses, and what to look out for in 2020.

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KEYNOTE:

Ezechi Britton - Co-founder of Neyber (prior) / Founder of Code Untapped / Founding Partner at Impact X Capital


PANEL:

Obi Nwosu - Founder/CEO of Coinfloor

Mutaz Qubbaj - Founder/CEO of Squirrel

Ola Oyetayo - Co-Founder/CEO of Verto FX


Moderator:

Mame-Yaa Bonsu

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Speaker Bios

 

Ezechi Britton was founding Chief Technology Officer of Neyber, a UK based FinTech company that raised over £200 million. He also started Code Untapped to train the next generation of underrepresented technologists.

 

Ezechi is currently working with innovative founders to provide guidance and advice on how to build great technology companies.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ezechi-britton-452a893/


Obi Nwosu is CEO and cofounder of Coinfloor, the UK's oldest Bitcoin exchange. He has over 20 years of experience building online marketplaces including QXL and WeeWorld, a service where tens of millions of users bought virtual items using a virtual currency.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/obinwosu/

 

Mutaz Qubbaj, CEO and Founder of Squirrel, graduated from MIT with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and more recently earned a Masters in Finance from LBS. Mutaz created Squirrel to promote financial inclusion and to solve the epidemic of extortionate payday loans and overdrafts with the goal of making financial freedom simple for those that need it the most. In his role, he has raised £2.5m in capital and built from nothing to over 60,000 monthly active users.


After several years working at MIT‘s Media Lab and a Boston-based startup (ZEFER), he took to a career in finance spanning more than 14 years at Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and PIMCO as a trader, a published strategist, a global lecturer and marketer.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mutazqubbaj/


Ola Oyetayo is a Co-founder and CEO of VertoFX, a Y-Combinator backed B2B Currency exchange marketplace, prior to VertoFX he worked in various Financial Services roles at American Express, Barclays and Lloyds Bank. A life-long learner and optimist when he isn't working on using technology to solve the cross-border payment challenges businesses face he can be found analysing stocks or working on his golf handicap.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/ola-oyetayo-02277516/


Mame-Yaa Bonsu is a FinTech and Blockchain Advisor passionate about financial inclusion and disruptive innovation. She supports start-ups with fundraising and business development, whilst advising institutions on FinTech innovation.


Most recently she spoke at conferences including Blockchain Week London, African Foundation For Development and TMT Finance World Congress as well as planning LSE’s inaugural Artificial Intelligence and Business Ethics conference.


Prior to her pivot into FinTech, she was Regional Head Banker at Crown Agents Bank, a Helios Investment Partners portfolio company and a Transaction Banker at J.P.Morgan. She started her career in Healthcare Technology Consulting at Cerner Corporation. Mame-Yaa was a recipient of Recipient of Helios Emerging Leaders and J.P. Morgan Chairman’s Circle awards.

Mame-Yaa is passionate about early-stage start-ups and social impact. She has worked with start-ups in the UK, USA and Nigeria. She facilitated the launch of the Africa Start-Up Academy, and demo day partnering with Seedstars, Mercy Corps, Unreasonable Institute and Lagos State. Mame-Yaa is also a diversity champion, angel investor and equestrian polo enthusiast.

 

Mame-Yaa graduated with distinction in MSc Information Systems & Digital Innovation from London School of Economics and also holds a BSc in Information Management for Business from University College London.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/mame-yaa-bonsu-82323b21/

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For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

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