18 hottest FinTech speakers in SA on stage during Finance Indaba


Banks, innovators, experts, techies, consultants and accountants among the experts who will show you where your future revenue will come from.

There is a dedicated FinTech stream at the Finance Indaba 2018 on 3 and 4 October at the Sandton Convention Centre. In Boardroom 6&7 on both days, you can check out the latest innovations and their applications in the stream themed “Technology, Revolutionising the Finance Industry”. 

Stuart van der Veen, Head of Disruption and Innovation at Nedbank CIB, will be talking about how the disruption agenda is rapidly gaining momentum internationally as an opportunity - but also as a threat. 

Yashodan Naidoo, CEO at Precium Investments, and Liesl Bebb-McKay, Head of The Foundery: RMB’s Disruption & Innovation unit, will reveal how blockchain technology is changing financial services, how to create capability within your own organisations and the benefits of using blockchain for working capital financing for businesses. 

Chirayu Gandhi, Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, will talk about the emergence of ecosystems through digitisation and integration of consumer journeys that has become a trend across industries and geographies.

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Don’t miss a change to see these revolutionary speakers with the programme below: 

Boardroom 6&7 Day 1 Programme: 

10.00 - 10.30         Project Khoka – SARB (South African Reserve Bank) Cryptocurrency (Ethereum) Payment System Success with Peter Munnings (Distributed Engineer at Consensys)

Learn about the seven banks (Absa, Standard Bank, Capitec, Discovery Bank, FirstRand, Investec, and Nedbank) which were involved in the test that used Quorum, an “enterprise-focused” version of Ethereum. Transactions were processed in two seconds and SARB was able to view the detail of all the transactions to allow for regulatory oversight.
10.40 - 11.10         Creating Trust, Growing Profit And Rebuilding The Economy One Transaction At A Time with Terrence Naidu (Managing Director at Envisionit E-Escrow) 

In a world where business transactions are becoming more complex and selection criteria for partners more challenging, how do we improve our economy? Quite simply... one transaction at a time. Learn how to create trust and gain confidence simply and effectively.

11.20 - 11.50         Waking Up The Sleeping Customer – Lessons From E-commerce To Insure-tech with Daniel Guasco (Founder & CEO at Click2Sure)

In this session, experienced entrepreneur Daniel Guasco will share his insights around the development of an industry and why startups and challengers must be prepared to work hard at "waking up" slumbering customers and not just developing their product or service. It’s a session worth attending if you're wondering what it takes to get your startup to really flourish.

12.00 - 12.30         Enabling Your Legislative Compliance and Financial Administration In This Bimodal Era with Gillian Stumke (Head of Business Development at Hyphen Technology)

Is your organisation experiencing friction due to conflicting IT priorities? Is new legislation impacting your ability to focus on your core business? Join this presentation to find out how Hyphen Technology can introduce automation and integration into your financial administration process and help you adapt to the new payment legislations.

12.40 - 13.10         Technology revolutionising the alternative lending industry with Cuan Hopley (COO at InvoSet)

The world is changing faster than ever, but financial institutions are still behind the curve. In the consumer world, cashing cheques, physically visiting the bank and waiting months for feedback on bond applications should be relics of the past - but are not. In the business world, things are no different. In response to this, an increasing number of alternative financial solutions are cropping up and disrupting the status quo. Come find out what trends are taking shape around the globe and where SA fits into this evolving landscape.

13.20 - 13.50         Docfox (Regtech) Turning Fica into your competitive advantage with Dylan Edel (Sales Executive at DocFox)

ADVANTAGE DocFox is on a mission to end money laundering. Through a digital KYC platform, DocFox allows businesses to rapidly onboard, risk rate and verify customers of all sizes and complexity.

14.00 - 14.30         The International Disruption Agenda Gains Momentum with Stuart van der Veen (Nedbank CIB Head of Disruption and Innovation) 

The disruption agenda is rapidly gaining momentum internationally as an opportunity - but also as a threat. Learn about disruption across industries through experimentation and commercialisation with clients and tech collaborators.

14.40 - 15.10         Thanks Crowdfunding! Own The Beer You’re Drinking with Randolf Jorberg (Head Dreamer at Beerhouse) and Eitan Stern (Director & Lawyer at Legalese)

Ever thought about drinking beer and making money at the same time? Well, now you can. Come and hear about South Africa's first equity crowdfunding campaign for a local brewery from Beerhouse's yellow 'head dreamer' and the lawyer who put the pioneering Drifter Breweries deal together.

15.20 - 15.50         Using Blockchain Technology For Working Capital with Yashodan Naidoo (CEO at Precium Investments)

This session reveals the benefits of using blockchain for working capital financing for businesses, and to a certain extent, other forms of business lending.

Boardroom 6&7 Day 2 Programme:

10.00 - 10.30         Rent-seeking In A Decentralised Economy with Carel de Jager (Blockchain Consultant at Blockchain Academy)

Come and learn about the inner workings of a blockchain and how it establishes this immutable trust. Learn how smart contracts might fundamentally change many industries or even replace them, but also bring unprecedented economic growth by adding billions of people to a formal, global financial system.

10.40 - 11.10         #BUIDL – The Era Of Decentralised Development with Oz Razak (Enterprise Director at Linum Labs)

In this presentation, we will focus on a number of global finance blockchain pilots that are both improving existing systems and creating brand new - and never previously possible - platforms.

11.20 - 11.50         How Do You Blockchain Yourself? With  Liesl Bebb-McKay (Head of The Foundery: RMB's disruption & innovation unit) 

A look at how blockchain technology is changing financial services and how to create the capability within your own organisation.

12.00 - 12.30         We Need More Pie with Mitchan Adams (Director and Co-Founder at i-Pay)

Recent research has shown that a significant proportion of organisations will marry the Interacting with your current customer base will change but will not make a big impact on your margins. Interacting with new customers surely will make drastic changes to your margins. Who are these new customers, where do you find them and how will you interact with them?

12.40 - 13.10         The Disruptive Nature Of Fintech On Financial Services with Vusi Michael Phiri (Executive Director at Finport)

- The pre and current landscape of financial services - The future and beyond - The impact of FinTech on financial services.

13.20 - 13.50         Cryptocurrencies And Mainstream Adoption with Lorien Gamaroff (CEO at Centbee) 

Can cryptocurrencies exist in a regulated environment? What is required for mainstream adoption and regulatory approval?

14.00 - 14.45         Financial Ecosystem with Chirayu Gandhi (Engagement Manager McKinsey & Company)

The emergence of ecosystems through digitisation and integration of consumer journeys (creating one-stop shops where every service is seamlessly integrated) is a trend across industries and geographies.Global market leaders such as Google, Apple, Pingan and Alibaba are serving users across one or more businesses and solidifying their position by orchestrating an ecosystem. In Africa, Jumia (present in 33 African countries and integrating multiple verticals) is one of the main references. Banks and insurance companies are in a privileged position to take the lead, with multiple factors playing in their favour.

14.40 - 15.10         Africa's Technology Hot... And Cold Spots with Keith Jones (Co-Founder at SW7)

Increasingly, banking is becoming ‘what you do’ and ‘where you go’. The Mitigate the risk of expanding into Africa, by clearly identifying regions with a strong technological footprint. We'll share more info on the "Silicon Valleys" of Africa, as well as tips to grow, scale, fund and exit your business.

15.20 - 16.00         Starting At The Top: Disruptive Tech And Bank Boards with Dr Sharron L McPherson (Senior Lecturer at Graduate School of Business, UCT)

Why digital transformation skills for boards really matter.

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