The future of FinTech Unblocked at CeBIT Australia

The future of FinTech Unblocked at CeBIT Australia

The future of FinTech innovation and what Australia can learn from the global industry will be explored by leading entrepreneurs and government advisers on Day 1 of CeBIT Australia, the largest business technology event in the Asia-Pacific region, on 2 May 2016.

The financial technology industry has experienced rapid growth over recent years, with new financial systems eager to shake-up the larger, more traditional players who are currently controlling the market and dictating its terms.

The combination of innovative technology and investment in start-ups is introducing disruptors who are keen to challenge the traditional model of hefty fees and slow delivery methods, to the benefit of Australia’s consumers.

Harvey Stockbridge, Managing Director, Hannover Fairs Australia, is excited to showcase the changing FinTech landscape at CeBIT Australia.

“The lack of competition in the marketplace continues to stifle the potential of Australian FinTech companies. The dominance of the big banks has ensured fees remain high, with Australian banks being amongst the most profitable in the world.

“The FinTech space is ripe for major disruption, and this industry will revolutionise both the business technology landscape, and Australia’s economy.

“With the ASX recently announcing it will seek to introduce Blockchain technology for its clearing and settlements process, CeBIT will offer exclusive knowledge from the newly appointed Head of Australia for Digital Asset, Justin Amos. Plus, Duncan Challen from the NSW Government will open the FinTech conversation on the evolution of global technology and the local impact on Australia’s and NSW’s financial industry,” said Mr Stockbridge.

Through three dedicated panel discussions, industry leaders will discuss embracing digital disruption, shaping the future of the financial services industry and how growth, innovation and collaboration can best be fostered for industry success.

FinTech conference highlights include:
The Hon. Anthony Roberts MP, Minister for Industry, Resources and Energy, NSW Government will give the opening keynote address.

Duncan Challen, Executive Director, International Trade & Investment, Department of Premier and Cabinet, NSW Government, will layout the state government’s perspective for building a strong eco-system for an innovative financial services industry.

Justin Amos, Head of Australia, Digital Asset will delve into the evolution of customer trust and fallibility in the FinTech industry.

Dilip Rao, Managing Director APAC, Ripple will provide insight into the currency oftomorrow – what will future payments look like?

In addition, the conference will welcome speakers:
·  Gilles Ubaghs, Senior Analyst, Financial Services Technology, OvumAnastasia Cammaroto, CIO, BT Financial GroupMark Gay, CIO, ME BankMatt Symons, Chief Strategy & Innovation Office, Societyone: Panel session - Shaping the future of financial services
·  Louise Long, Chief Information Officer, NAB Labs: Delivering consumer centric products
·  Ian Pollari, Partner, Head of Banking, KPMG Australia: Panel session - How platform-based business models are reinventing banking
·  Danny Gilligan, CEO, Reinventure, What can Australia learn from Fintech globally?
·  Gilles Ubaghs, Senior Analyst, Financial Services Technology, OvumAndrew Rothwell, CEO, TyroDr Andreas Furche, CEO, Capital Markets TechnologyDr David Snowdon, Co-Founder, MetamakoAlan Jones, Startup Evangelist, Blue Chilli: Panel session – Fostering growth, innovation and collaboration
·  Bryce Boland, Asia Pacific Chief Technology Officer, FireEye: Managing risk in a digital environment

CeBIT Australia 2 – 4 May at Sydney Olympic Park, will run ten dedicated conferences highlighting the major influences on business technology today. In addition to FinTech, there are conferences for Cloud, Big Data & Analytics, Cyber Security, Mobility, eGovernment, eHealth, StartUp, Digital Marketing and Internet of Things. 

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