FinovateEurope is coming to London next week, and while our Sneak Peek series may have prepared you for the first two days of non-stop fintech demos, you still need to get ready for the extra content and discussions taking place the second half of the week.
Here are the folks who will– in just a few days from now– step up to the Finovate stage to share their insights on some of the most topical issues in fintech:
The Rise Of The Machines – The AI Revolution And The Road To Superintelligence. What Will AI Mean For The Future Of Financial Services – And The Future Of Work?
Talwar is an award winning global futurist, entrepreneur and specialist advisor on business transformation, disruptive strategies and radical innovation. Nominated as one of the top ten global future thinkers by the U.K.’s Independent newspaper, he comments regularly on the future and innovation for global news networks. Talwar has been published widely. He is the initiator, editor and a lead author for The Future of Business, which was published on June 23rd 2015 – completed in just 19 weeks. This 60-chapter book brings together the work of 62 future thinkers from around the world to explore the forces shaping our world and highlight the implications for business.
Cyber Security – Why We Should All Be Very, Very Afraid…
In his early 20s, Woodruff is one of the world’s leading authorities on hacking and cyber security.
Woodruff entered the public eye when he successfully hacked Facebook as part of a student competition at Bangor University where he was studying computer information systems. He has since uncovered security holes in numerous high-profile operations, including Kim Kardashian’s website, which he hacked to reveal that it was putting her fans’ data at serious risk.
Woodruff is a director of Metrics Cloud specialising in training, penetration testing, and recruitment. He is also the cyber safety advisor for the Cyber Smile Foundation which specialises in online cyber bullying.
Woodruff talks about the importance of system and network security and is known for disclosing world-wide exploits and vulnerabilities within leading security applications such as Facebook, YouTube, Twitter, Apple, and Google. He finds existing exploits by infiltrating the companies in question. He demonstrated this by impersonating a Domino’s pizza delivery boy at a large financial institution and gaining access to their server room via pick-locking. All carried out under fully authorised, ethical penetration testing.
Why Blockchain Is The Next Generation Of The Internet
Taylor is Co-Founder and Blockchain Practice Lead at 11:FS. He led Blockchain Research and Development at Barclays, where Barclays became the first bank in the world to perform a live trade finance transaction over a Blockchain / DLT with a real customer attached. Today at 11:FS, Taylor advises governments, regulators and some of the worlds largest banks, financial institutions, and corporations on how blockchain and DLT will impact their business in the short, medium, and long term. In addition Taylor also co-hosts the industry-leading podcasts Fintech Insider and Blockchain Insider.
We’ll see you on 6 through 9 of March at the ExCel Center in London. If you haven’t saved your spot, register today. And don’t hesitate to contact us with any enquiries or customer service needs.