Wednesday 15 January 18:00 - 21:00

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT
Ground Floor
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Fintech 2.0: Next Generation Innovation (the entrepreneur's perspective) - London Central Branch

Business & Professional

From 2B USD in 2010 to over 50B USD in venture capital in 2018, the fintech sector has received considerable investment. With greater polarization in society over the same period, it begs the question, who's growth is it anyway?

 

Conversations on fintech are now moving towards portability, interoperability, ubiquity, accessibility, financial inclusion, and embedded ethics. Join us, to discuss entrepreneur's perspectives on the changing landscape and opportunities within. As our first event of the year, we will also explore views on fintech's 2019's hits and misses, and what to look out for in 2020.

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KEYNOTE:

Ezechi Britton - Co-founder of Neyber (prior) / Founder of Code Untapped / Founding Partner at Impact X Capital (tbc)

 

PANEL:

Obi Nwosu - Founder/CEO of Coinfloor

Mutaz Qubbaj -  Founder/CEO of Squirrel

Jennifer Anderson - CTO, incuto

 

Moderator

Mame-Yaa Bonsu 

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Speaker Bios

 

Mame-Yaa Bonsu is a FinTech and Blockchain Advisor passionate about financial inclusion and disruptive innovation.  She supports start-ups with fundraising and business development, whilst advising institutions on FinTech innovation.

 

Most recently she spoke at conferences including Blockchain Week London, African Foundation For Development and TMT Finance World Congress as well as planning LSE’s inaugural Artificial Intelligence and Business Ethics conference.

 

Prior to her pivot into FinTech, she was Regional Head Banker at Crown Agents Bank, a Helios Investment Partners portfolio company and a Transaction Banker at J.P.Morgan.  She started her career in Healthcare Technology Consulting at Cerner Corporation. Mame-Yaa was a recipient of Recipient of Helios Emerging Leaders and J.P. Morgan Chairman’s Circle awards.

 

Mame-Yaa is passionate about early-stage start-ups and social impact.  She has worked with start-ups in the UK, USA and Nigeria.  She facilitated the launch of the Africa Start-Up Academy, and demo day partnering with Seedstars, Mercy Corps, Unreasonable Institute and Lagos State.  Mame-Yaa is also a diversity champion, angel investor and equestrian polo enthusiast.

 

Mame-Yaa graduated with distinction in MSc Information Systems & Digital Innovation from London School of Economics and also holds a BSc in Information Management for Business from University College London.

 


 

Mutaz Qubbaj, CEO and Founder of Squirrel, graduated from MIT with a degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and more recently earned a Masters in Finance from LBS. Mutaz created Squirrel to promote financial inclusion and to solve the epidemic of extortionate payday loans and overdrafts with the goal of making financial freedom simple for those that need it the most.  In his role, he has raised £2.5m in capital and built from nothing to over 60,000 monthly active users.

 

 

Obi Nwosu is CEO and cofounder Coinfloor, the UK's oldest Bitcoin exchange.  He has over 20 years of experience building online marketplaces including QXL and WeeWorld, a service where tens of millions of users bought virtual items using a virtual currency.

After several years working at MIT‘s Media Lab and a Boston-based startup (ZEFER), he took to a career in finance spanning more than 14 years at Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and PIMCO as a trader, a published strategist, a global lecturer and marketer.

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For overseas delegates who wish to attend the event, please note that BCS does not issue invitation letters.

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THIS EVENT IS BROUGHT TO YOU BY: BCS London Central branch - https://www.bcs.org/membership/member-communities/london-central-branch 

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