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FIG Annual Conference – register now!

Date and time: November 6, 2018 , 5:30pm

Organised by: FIG Norwich

Venue: Marble Hall, Aviva

Emerging technology is having a major influence on the financial services industry. Fintech ‘disrupters’ are entering the market and driving innovation across the sector from banking to insurance services. Whether it's the implementation of intelligent AI powered decision-making platforms, machine learning systems which enhance fraud detection, or contract reading software for legal services, technology is continuing to change apace.

FIG recognises the influence of FinTech in shaping the future of the sector and at this event we will explore the latest trends and innovations in technology and how the financial sector can respond to these advances to maintain competitive advantage.


5.30 – 6.00pm Networking and Canapés

6.10 – 6.30pm Welcome and FIG Update

6.30 – 6.50pm Norfolk’s fintech ecosystem: a health check on current strengths and future opportunities: Tim Robinson, Tech East

6.50 – 7.10pm Bringing Explainable AI to the Financial Services Sector: Ben Taylor, Rainbird AI

7.10 – 7.30pm The Future of Digital Marketing in the Financial Services sector: Rebecca Lewis Smith and Memo Christodoulou from Fountain Partnership 

7.30 – 7.50pm Interactive panel with Q&A session

  • Rebecca Lewis Smith, The Fountain Partnership
  • Tim Robinson, Tech East
  • Ben Taylor, Rainbird AI
  • Raphael Markellos, Professor of Finance and Director of Research, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia
  • Steve Davidson, MD of Marsh, Norwich and FIG Norwich Chair

7.50 – 8.15pm Networking with Drinks

8.15pm Event Close

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