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Innovation Talks | FinTech 360̊

Join us for a 360° look at the FinTech revolution, from its early history as a growth agent for the banking sector to its new position as a challenger to financial services as we know them.

Wednesday 7th November 2018

6.30pm – 9.00pm

Registration begins at 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start.


WeWork Aldwych | 71-91 Aldwych | London | WC2B 4HN | Map
Australia-UK Chamber Members – Free
Guests & Non-members – £20

The story of financial technology is significantly longer than most investors realise. The FinTech revolution can be traced back to the invention of the credit card and the ATM in the 1950s and 60s. While this revolution saw the first 50 years of FinTech innovation support the fastest growth in the banking sector the world has ever seen, newer advances in FinTech no longer just enhance banking services, but can replace them altogether. In this environment, do FinTechs still need the banking sector as a market, and how can banks and VCs work with FinTechs to improve services for consumers and businesses alike?

With a fireside discussion including the Head of Technology for Westpac Banking Corporation and one of London’s top VCs, as well as pitches from some of London’s most innovative FinTechs, join us as we take a 360° look at the FinTech revolution.

Speakers include:

  • Karan Jain, Head of Technology – Europe & Americas, Westpac Banking Corporation
  • Jane Walshe, CEO, Enforcd
  • Richard Eaddy, CEO & Director, Hedgebook

More speakers to be announced soon!

Karan Jain, Head of TechnologyEurope & Americas, Westpac Banking Corporation

Karan Jain heads up the Technology team for Westpac Banking Corporation in Europe and Americas. Driven by a thirst for solving complex business needs and building high performing teams, Karan has a keen interest in InfoSec, emerging technologies and disruptive business models. Before joining the Westpac senior management team in the UK, Karan was leading the front office and regulatory initiatives for Westpac.

In his spare time, Karan works closely with the fintechs in APAC and European region and supports many initiatives to strengthen the bridge between the two geographies. Karan has co-authored two books, the most recent, ‘Pivot’ is #1 bestseller in Organisation Theory & Behavior and Management Science on Amazon. In the past, Karan has co-founded Lean Engagements, working with many of the ASX 100 firms and Australian Government on transformations using lean capabilities.

Jane Walshe, CEO, Enforcd

Jane is a Chartered Fellow of the CISI, and a financial services regulatory barrister who previously worked in the Regulator’s Enforcement Division as well as in house at JP Morgan.

Since 2011 Jane has been involved in regtech, both from a strategy and design as well as a content perspective, first as a lawyer at Lexis Nexis where she helped to design and build the Lexis PSL financial services product, then latterly as a Senior Regulatory Intelligence Expert at Thomson Reuters.

Jane is a consultant editor of ‘Individual Conduct in Financial Services Firms’ – a practitioner guide published by Sweet & Maxwell.

Richard Eaddy, CEO and Director, Hedgebook

Richard is CEO of Hedgebook, a cloud-based risk management tool for SMEs. Having established Hedgebook as the most widely used treasury management system in New Zealand and Australia, Richard moved to London at the beginning of 2017 to partner Hedgebook with leading UK and European banks, audit firms and currency brokers.

With more than 25 years treasury experience gained in house and as a risk management advisor, Richard is committed to delivering best of breed solutions at a price point accessible to SMEs.

Richard is also the founder and board member of ETOS Limited, the leading provider of treasury services in Australasia.

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