FINJS & FinTech World Forum 2019: Exploring Experts’ Focus

The FINJS (JavaScript for Finance) and FinTech World Forum are the leading conferences shaping the growth trajectory of the global financial technology (FinTech) industry by assimilating the finest (forthcoming) technological and business solutions. FinTech professionals from all over the world assemble to acquaint with the innovative technologies shaping new industry trends. FINJS is a capital markets network that showcases innovations driven by web technologies. FINJS events are invite-only and include CTOs, e-Commerce managers, development managers, product managers and other thought-leaders from banks, buy-side, and industry-leading technology platforms. Thought leaders from the entire finance industry and core experts from the larger technology community exhibit how they leverage JavaScript—the interpreted programming language with applicability via web technologies also to FinTech—to offer finance solutions. The latest FinTech advances and demos (1:1 live demos) are exhibited at the FINJS event with experts hailing from the largest Fortune 500 companies sharing futuristic insights and valuable experiences. Being held four times a year, the acclaimed FINJS event was held on May 21, 2019 in London, whereas the preceding one was held on March 19, 2019 in New York.

The FINJS even is touted to be “the most impactful” and “a journey into the future of what is possible” by the attendees.  Speakers for the FINJS 2019 included Jason Beres (SVP, Developer Tools, Infragistics), speaking on “How to Deliver a High Performance UX in the Modern Web,” Patrick Starling (Vice President, Director—Sales Engineering, FactSet), speaking on “How Open Ecosystems Are Disrupting Finance,” Peter Chittum (Director, EMEA Developer Relations, Salesforce), speaking on “Web Components at Enterprise Scale,” “Stephen Murphy (CEO, Genesis Global Technology), speaking on “Rapid Solutions Based On The Microservices Architecture,” “Toby Kirk (Director, Sales Technology Europe, RBC Capital Markets), speaking on “RBC / OpenFin: Drive to Interoperability,” “Riko Eksteen (Tech Lead and Digital Transformation Specialist—Senior Consultant, Adaptive Financial Consulting) speaking on “FDC3: Let’s talk the same language,” “Graham Odds (Innovation Director at Scott Logic), speaking on “Beyond A More Capable Web,” “Pedro Fortuna (Co-Founder and CTO, Jscrambler), speaking on “Client-Side Security: Hunting Malicious Injections on Web Apps.

The equally noteworthy event having a crucial importance for the business side of financial technology industry is the FinTech World Forum 2019 (“the Forum”) held in London on May 21—22. The Forum is dubbed to be “One of Leading FinTech Events for Global Financial, Finance and Banking Technology Industry,” having 300 delegates and 25 speakers. The prominent speakers include the following: Keith Bear (ViP, Financial Markets, IBM), Alan Verschoyle-King (Global Head of FI and Partner Channels at Western Union), Julian Sawyer (Chief Operating Officer, Starling Bank), Martin Boyle (Chief Transformation Officer, Nationwide Building Society), Chris Fletcher (Global Head, Digital, Western Union), Ricky Knox, (CEO, Tandem Bank), Andy Sacre (Head of Product, Sky Betting & Gaming), Giles Spungin (Head of Regulation and Risk HSBC), Robin Peters (International Digital Development Director, Aviva), Laurence Krieger (COO, Tide), Luis Valdich (Venture Investing, CITI), James Done (Travel Money Director, Thomas Cook Money), and Olivier Claude (Vice President, Sales, EMEA, FitBit). The themes of focus at the Forum were: Mobile Payments, Lending, Insurance, Blockchain, Bitcoin, Investment, Crypto, Cryptocurrencies, Payments, InsurTech, RegTech, Big Data, Analytics, Tech, Business, Future, and Wealth Management.

The discussion topics for the first day (agenda) were as following: Open Banking & PSD2: 2020 & Beyond, Driving Differentiation in an Overcrowded Payments Ecosystem, Impact of Blockchain on Banking & Payments, Role of FinTech in InsurTech Revolution, Banking as a Platform – Emerging Challenges, Wearables & New Payment Modes – FitBit’s Role, How Mobile Banks & FinTech Startups will Transform Financial Markets, Betting on FinTech, Blockchain in Financial Markets, The Emergence of APIs & Ecosystems in a Data Driven World, Meeting the Exponential Growth Challenge of AI/ML in FinTechs, Securing the Bank of the Future, How Biometric Technology is Shaping the World of FinTech, ROBO-Advisors and their Impact on Banking and Retail. The second day (agenda) sessions included the following: Future of the Intelligent Bank, Decentralisation and Ethereum – Reshaping the FinTech Landscape, Lending Opportunities in the FinTech Ecosystem, Building a Digital Bank – Emerging Challenges, How FinTech will take Commercial Banking to the Next Level, Banking As A Service (BaaS) – The Next Generation of Payments, Exploring Disruption & Innovation in the Global FinTech Market 2018-2020, AI in Financial Markets, Future Landscape of FinTech Ecosystem: Market Share & Key Players, From Vision 2030 to FinTech, Maximising Potential from Inside the Big Data Universe, Contracting in the New Order – Navigating the FinTech Maze, and What will Banks & Payment Providers Look Like in 2030.