Women in Banking & Finance Edinburgh Fintech Business Breakfast

Pinsent Masons LLP, 3rd Floor, Quay 2, 139 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QG
Tuesday 31st October 2017 8:30am to 10:30am
Member : FREE Guest : £5

​The Fintech Revolution is now underway and shaping the future of products, processes and customer experiences.

What is Fintech and how is it developing in Scotland? A question many of us want to know the answer to and learn more about!

Come along to this breakfast session to hear from a panel of Fintech specialists discuss this topic:

  • Fintech across the financial sector and beyond
  • The different challenges for start-ups and incumbents
  • Other challenges – talent, funding and infrastructure.



08.30 Registration and Breakfast

09:00 Introduction from Graeme Jones of SFE – ‘What is Fintech?’

09:15 Panel Fintech Discussion

10:00 Q&A

10:15 Close & Network

Expert Panellists

Graeme Jones was appointed as Chief Executive of Scottish Financial Enterprise (SFE) in January 2016. Graeme’s role focuses strongly on working across the SFE membership to understand the industry’s diverse needs and external influences which shape the choices of its members and customers. Working with the membership, other industry bodies and partners, Graeme represents the needs and views of the industry to governments and regulators in Scotland, London and Brussels.

Yvonne Dunn is a Partner who leads Pinsent Masons’ financial services technology practice. She specialises in advising on non-contentious technology matters, including outsourcing, systems development and integration, e-commerce and IT procurement. Yvonne also leads the firm’s FinTech practice and advises on complex projects which combine technology and the regulatory environment in which our financial services clients operate.

David Ferguson, CEO of Nucleus, and Louise Smith, Head of Design in Personal and Business Banking at the Royal Bank of Scotland, have been appointed as the government’s FinTech envoys for Scotland.

Ian Hanson is SDS Sector Manager for Financial and Business Services. His role is to work with the sector at a strategic level to articulate its skills requirements in an industry-led Skills Plan. Ian is currently working with the sector on a number of interconnected priorities including skills needs arising out of the impact of digital technologies, work-based learning and improved engagement with education and the future talent pipeline.

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