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Presentation: Panel: Bleeding Edge at Hyperspeed With No Breaks and No Breaches

Track: Advances in FinTech

Location: Windsor, 5th flr.

Duration: 1:40pm - 2:30pm

Day of week: Monday

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Abstract

Today’s fintech speakers are working with new tech, niche tech and new techniques in a regulated industry which has traditionally been hostile to such things. Even if we believe the benefits, what about the risks? How can you be safe and secure when you release many times a day or when you live outside the support of an ecosystem of a billion Java developers and costly third party support contracts. This is people’s money we’re talking about. And how do you convince regulators, auditors and customers?

Speaker: Greg Hawkins

Former Chief Technology Officer @starlingbank

Greg Hawkins is an independent consultant on tech, fintech, cloud and devops and advisor to banks in the UK and Australia. He was CTO of mobile challenger Starling Bank from 2016-2018, during which the fintech start-up acquired a banking licence and went from zero to smashing through the 100K download mark on both mobile platforms. He remains a senior advisor to Starling Bank today. Starling built full-stack banking systems from scratch, became the first publicly available cloud-based current account in the UK and the first UK bank with PSD2-capable open APIs and was voted Best British Bank and Best British Current Account in 2018.

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Speaker: Jason Maude

Lead Engineer @StarlingBank

Jason Maude is a coder, coach, debater, and public speaker. He has over a decade of experience working in the financial sector, primarily in creating and delivering software. He is passionate about creating teams and explaining complex technical concepts to those who are convinced that they won't be able to understand them. He currently works at Starling Bank as one of their lead engineers and host of the Starling podcast.

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Speaker: Suhail Patel

Backend Engineer @Monzo

Suhail is a Backend Engineer at Monzo focused on working on the core Platform. His role involves building and maintaining Monzo's infrastructure which spans hundreds of microservices and leverages key infrastructure components like Kubernetes, Cassandra, Etcd and more. He focuses specifically in investigating deviant behaviour and ensuring services continue to work reliably in the face of a constantly shifting environment in the cloud.

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Speaker: Ana Calin

Systems Engineer @paybase

Ana is a Systems Engineer at Paybase, an emerging London FinTech. As a Systems Engineer Ana builds the infrastructure of Paybase’s service oriented platform, creates, updates and maintains monitoring and logging systems and incident response management systems. Previously Ana has worked as a Cloud Consultant helping big enterprises in the financial industry and government move to the cloud.

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Speaker: Will Jones

VP of Engineering, @Habito

Will Jones is a polyglot software engineer and passionate teacher with over eight years' experience building applications, creating products and educating other developers and computer scientists. Since obtaining a first-class master's degree and subsequently a PhD in Computing from Imperial College, London, Will has participated in and overseen development projects ranging from greenfield efforts to large-scale refactorings of legacy systems.

A functional programmer at heart, with a penchant for statically enforcing correctness through principles such as strong typing and immutable data, Will's passions are deeply embedded in the technologies he is using in his current role as VP Engineering at Habito, such as Haskell, PureScript and event sourcing/CQRS; Alongside his substantial industrial standing, Will also maintains strong ties with his alma mater, giving lecture courses to first-year students on both introductory programming with Java and advanced functional programming with Haskell.

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Speaker: Carolyne Quinn

Associate Director @inside_r3 (R3)

Carolyne works on Corda Network at R3, an enterprise blockchain business. Her day to day work includes building out the Corda Network's governance (the Corda Network Foundation), customer onboarding and ongoing relationship management. She has an MBA from London Business School and a previous life working for 7 years at Accenture Strategy.

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