What did Fintech ever do for us?


Date: Wednesday 5th June

Time: 10am - 12:30pm

Venue: University of Strathclyde, 16 Richmond St, Glasgow G1 1XQ

Join a panel of industry experts for a rapid-fire discussion on the progress Scotland is making, as we ask: What did fintech ever do for us?

The discussion will be in seven short sections, each representing a letter of FINTECH.

FINANCIAL INCLUSION: last year’s discussion asked if fintech could be an agent of positive social change. How are we doing in terms of financial inclusion and does fintech in Scotland still have that social purpose? How is that manifesting itself in people’s lives?

INNOVATION: how is the fintech sector coming together in a collaborative way to deliver genuine innovation, through initiatives like the Glasgow City Innovation District? Are we seeing any tangible outputs?

NEXT GENERATION ENTREPRENEURS: How is Scotland doing at creating a generation of fintech entrepreneurs who can provide the economic powerhouses of tomorrow?

TRUST & TRANSPARENCY: What are Scottish fintech businesses doing to build customer trust – and are they being fully transparent about their use of data? Can Scotland use trust and transparency as its fintech USP?

EMPLOYMENT: Last year, Fintech Scotland’s company map had 40 businesses on it. This has now doubled to 80-plus. Scotland is also attracting fintech jobs in large financial institutions (Barclays, etc). Is fintech starting to drive significant employment growth in Scotland?

CONSUMER DATA: As consumers become more aware of the importance of their data to large tech companies, how can fintech help them to realise value from that data?

HOME-BUYING JOURNEY: How can fintech have a positive impact on the way we buy and sell homes? Does it have the power to bring together the whole home buying journey in a much simpler and more seamless way? And can this approach be rolled over into other aspects of our lives, such as travel and tourism?


10.00 – Registration with tea, coffee and pastries

10.30 – Introduction from the Chair – David Lee

10.35 – Welcome – Professor Eleanor Shaw

10.40 – Panel Discussion

11.45 – Summary and close by the chair – David Lee

11.50 – Networking and lunch in exhibition area

Confirmed Panelists:

Professor Eleanor Shaw – Senior Vice Dean and Professor of Entrepreneurship – University of Strathclyde

Nicola Anderson – Fintech Scotland (seconded from Financial Conduct Authority)

Daniel Broby – Director of the Centre for Financial Regulation –  University of Strathclyde

Chris Brown – Senior Consultant, Deloitte

David Goodbrand – Partner, Burness Paull

Louise Smith – Head of Intelligent Automation, RBS

Daniel Sloan – Founder, BankPal

David Lee – The Scotsman (Event Chair)

To register, please click here.