Our latest TechVision, Emerging Trends in FinTech, was hosted by James Powell, CTO Thomson Reuters with a panel of startups in London. From cyber security and digital currencies to online marketplaces for lending, we explored their contributions to this booming FinTech marketplace in London and beyond. Our guests included:
- Sachin Patel, the Head of UK Capital Markets, Funding Circle
- James Merrick, Head of Operations, Digital Shadows
- Dr. Tom Robinson, co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Elliptic
After each of the panelists talked about their companies and offerings, the conversation explored why London and why now.
All of the panelists agreed that technologies such as mobile, social, and the cloud provided platforms and opportunities to the financial marketplace, which was positioned for innovation. The support of the UK government in this space has been encouraging and welcome. All of the panelists mentioned that they had US involvement, either through investment or through offices in the States.
Disruption and competition were important themes for each startup and they offered the following advice:
Develop and invest in your brand, focusing on your unique offerings. Partner with other startups that complement your offerings and constantly watch the space for next generation disruptors.
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About the series
TechVision is a series of interactive seminars featuring industry thought leaders on emerging technology topics and trends.