Fintech Storm London Summit 14 July 2016

Event Info

Thu 14 Jul, 2016 from 9:00am - 6:00pm
Guoman Tower Hotel, London, E1W1LD
One St Katherine's Way
London, E1W1LD, UK
Cost: GBP65 onwards super early bird



Register for Fintech Storm London Summit


In continued tradition of our stupendously successful Fintech Storm Series

Genius Incubator Presents


Fintech Storm London Summit 14 July 2016 


Come meet the disruptive thought leaders that are imagining the future of banking & financial services. 



We invited the most innovative firms in fintech industry 

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Time : 9:00am to 6:00pm 14 July 2016

Lunch: 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Venue: Guoman Tower Hotel

1 Saint Katherine's Way, London (next to Tower Bridge)

2 min walk from Tower Hill and 5 min walk from Aldgate Station 


Listen to 25+ speakers on 9 tracks. 




**Challenger Banks


**Online Lending , P2P Funding Marketplaces

**Wealth Management

**Capital Markets, Trading, Broking & Settlement

**Personal Finance Management

**Financial Inclusion, Credit Services


More Speaker Profiles will be added soon

Watch this space..


Richard Caetano, CEO Stratumn 





Richard is a veteran software developer from California who discovered the Bitcoin Whitepaper in 2011. He is the author of the book Learning Bitcoin and developer of the popular iPhone app, btcReport.

Stratumn removes all barriers to building, deploying and running Blockchain Apps by providing you with the infrastructure and tools to get your ideas off the ground fast. We help developers leverage the power of the Blockchain to write, execute and verify any workflow or business process. By leveraging “proof-of-existence” and smart contracts, business partners can more easily and efficiently work together with less risk and more transparency without depending on third party auditors and regulators.


Building and Securing Smart Workflow Using Chainscript and the Stratumn Blockchain Development Platform

Stratumn has built a high performance proof-of-existence engine, which we apply to workflows and integrate to the Bitcoin blockchain. We will demonstrate how easy it is for developers to start building workflows that are protected by the blockchain using our open standard Chainscript.



Robert Henker, CEO Dashboard


Robo Advisory



Robert Henker is Certified Portfolio Manager with Deutsche Börse Group and received his MBA from ESCP Europe Paris. Before founding his first FinTech already 2010 he was management consultant with one of the big four and worldwide leading accounting companies. Since 2014 he is Co-Founder and CEO of the Berlin based FinTech CASHBOARD. CASHBOARD is the fastest growing robo-advisor in Germany and backed by top-tier VCs including Earlybird and 500Startups. The company won several national and international awards, e.g. the 1st prize at SevenVentures Pitch Day at the NOAH Conference London worth a €4m TV media budget.



CASHBOARD is the fastest growing robo-advisory and wealth management platform in Germany and the only one which combines traditional (Funds, ETF, stocks etc.) and modern (P2P-Lending, real-estate, crowdfunding, bitcoins etc.) investments on one free account. The platform enables retail clients to invest into a tailored and diversified portfolio. While others sell only ETF or products from one provider CASHBOARD serves as a dashboard combining various asset classes, financial products and online investment platforms in a one-stop-shop solution. The company has received numerous awards and is backed by some of the leading VCs from Germany, Europe and worldwide including 500Startups. 2014 CASHBOARD won the 1st prize at the SevenVentures Pitch Day from NOAH Conference London worth a €4m TV media budget.


Chris Gledhill, Founder Secco Bank 


Challenger Bank







Top global FinTech influencer, writer, speaker, technologist and futurist, Chris is on a mission to reinvent banking. Former lead of disruptive innovation labs at Lloyds Banking Group, Chris is now CEO of UK Challenger Bank Secco. Chris is based in London and regularly speaks and blogs about FinTech. Chris is passionate about disruptive technologies such as Digital Currencies, Blockchain, AI, VR, APIs etc and turning them into awesome products that challenger the status quo.



Secco is an early-stage full-stack UK Challenger Bank seeking to reinvent retail and business banking. Our vision is to create a world where your worth is the content of your character, not the contents of your wallet. Secco takes banking back to first-principles and rebuilds it for the 21st century using emerging technologies and disruptive business models. In Secco you and your money are interchangeable - you can literally save/spend/invest/lend and earn interest on your data! Secco lives at the intersection between the digital and physical worlds and integrates seamlessly with social media and other communication channels. 


Cormac Leech, Co-Founder Liberum Alt Fi


Online Lending







Over the past three years he has been focused on the online lending sector-helping some of the leading platforms raise equity and debt capital as well as raising capital for several direct lending investment trusts including P2PGI,Ranger Direct Lendingand Honeycomb. Cormac has been a banks analyst for over a decade at various institutions including JPMorgan and ABN Amro. Previously Cormac worked at McKinsey and structuring derivatives at Citigroup. Cormac holds a first class honours degree in Mathematical Physics from UCD, Oxford MSc in Computation; and INSEAD MBA. 


See presentation of Cormac on the USD180 billion online lending industry threatening the traditional commercial banking model. 




Anna Irrera 


Reporter, Financial News



Anna Irrera is a journalist at Financial News, a Dow Jones newspaper in London, where she writes about trading and financial technology.

She joined Dow Jones in 2012 as an online reporter for Financial News. She moved to the UK from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where she was a trainee with Thomson Reuters, working for the English language newswire service.She holds M.S. degree (with honors) from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York and a graduate degree in law from the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore in Milan.

Between journalism and law school, Anna worked at the Italian national publication ItaliaOggi, covering law and taxes.


She is the author of “Prendo a calci il sole- Bahia, i bambini, la strada,” 13 true stories of Brazilian meninos de rua (children of the street), a project she began while a visiting student at Harvard University in 2007.

Anna is fluent in English, Italian and Portuguese.





Gonçalo de Vasconcelos, Co-founder and CEO, Syndicate Room


Online Lending



Gonçalo is the CEO and co-founder of SyndicateRoom and a contributor for Forbes. He pioneered the investor-led crowdfunding model in the UK and leads the only crowdfunding platform in the world to offer investment opportunities from early stage private companies to premium segment listings on the main market of the London Stock Exchange. 


In September 2011 Gonçalo graduated with an MBA from Judge Business School, University of Cambridge where he was awarded the 'Best Dissertation' prize and the Benavitch Scholarship for academic and professional achievements.


Gonçalo is also a contributor for Forbes, writing regularly about equity crowdfunding, business angel investment and venture capital investment and speaks regularly at public events.



Simon Redfern, CEO of Open Bank Project


Open Bank APIs



Simon Redfern is the CEO of TESOBE and founder of the Open Bank Project. He is a seasoned technologist with over 25 years experience in IT. He studied electronic engineering in Manchester in the early 80's focusing on real-time programming and digital systems, followed by relational databases and then the web in the early 90's. Since then, Simon has worked as a software developer, architect, CTO and DBA on numerous web based platforms. Always keen to explore emerging technologies (recently Scala and NoSQL), Simon is also a composer / musician (piano, electronics) and as such enjoys inhabiting the borderlands of art and technology and cross discipline creative collaborations. Simon is a keen supporter of open source and open data believing they are a sustainable force for social good.




Which services do you sell and who are your competitors?

We help banks stay relevant in today’s digital world by accelerating their transition into platforms. To do that, we’ve developed an open source API and App store for banks that empowers them to securely and rapidly enhance their digital offerings using an ecosystem of 3rd party applications and services.

Yodlee has been the historical player in this field. Unfortunately, they do not serve the DACH market and they dis-intermediate banks because they need to store user authentication credentials which takes users away from the bank’s home page. Credit Agricole, the largest retail bank in France, launched its own proprietary API some months ago. Our aims are similar but we strive to be an open standard, interoperable across banks. Our technology is dual licensed under open source and commercial licenses.


Presentation: Open Bank Project - Bank as a Platform, Transparency as an Asset



Steve Emecz, Payments expert





Maarten Ectors, Canonical, Ubuntu






We will be featuring 25 speakers for the whole day summit.

More profiles to come..

Watch this space! 

See our Blockchain video from recent event on 12th August 2015 in London featuring Dave Birch, Simon Taylor, Gideon Greenspan, Colin Kwan, Frank Schuil, Leanne Kamp and Arifa Khan 

Thrilled to announce our next debates 6 April 2016 6-9pm London, 12-13 May 2016 in Mumbai, and 14 July 9am to 6pm in London featuring the most awaited  innovations. Our debates are high in Intellectual quotient, scholastic ability and debate to transform the world banking and financial order. 

Fintech is at one of the most exciting points in its evolution, with disruption occurring everywhere you look. Alternative financing models, mobile payments and  bitcoin are gaining increasing traction with consumers and businesses alike. Some challenges remain for certain fintech businesses targeting the mainstream, but there’s no denying 2016 is proving a huge year for the global fintech industry. 

  Come along for a rich education on this hot new industry thats growing fast and reimagining our economy. Come join a lively evening of insightful presentations from disruptive fintech players and engaging discussions, rounded off by networking drinks with more senior executives from major banking and financial services companies, hot startups and investors.    More profiles to come..      Arifa Khan, Founder Fintech Storm Series



Read Arifa Khan's interview published 16 March 2016 

Read what the Londoners have to say about the spectacularly successful brand monthly series Arifa Khan has built,">here.

Arifa Khan is a former investment banker in Private Equity led Leveraged Buyouts Mandate M&A transactions. She has worked with two suisse banks Credit Suisse & UBS. She has deep sector expertise in finance, operational insights, and the business acumen to forge big strategic partnerships. 

Arifa has independently advised companies of all sizes from pre revenue to deal sizes of GBP300m. She is a thought leader on innovation and disruption in financial services. She spoke at ICBI’s Payments International in London Mar 2015. She is the architect of Europe India Conclave. Arifa has an MBA from The Wharton School of Business, a B.Tech degree from IIT Madras in Chemical Engineering. She is passionate about fintech and Blockchain. 

Read "besotted with blockchain.." An overview of Blockchain's potential by Arifa Khan on Linkedin.


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