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Advances in FinTech

Finance is king in London. What's happening and what should you be paying attention to with modern #FinTech


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SESSION + Live Q&A Interview Available

Habito: The Purely-Functional Mortgage Broker

The tech stack a business chooses impacts the company in many ways - who joins, what they build, what their values are and, ultimately, whether or not the enterprise succeeds. While in recent years functional programming has seen a resurgence, it remains a niche choice that to many highly...

Will Jones

VP of Engineering, @Habito

SESSION + Live Q&A Java 11

Corda: Looking Forward and Back, Blockchain on a JVM Stack

Blockchain, as originally designed by Satoshi Nakamoto, is perfect for censorship-resistant cash transfers – and completely unsuitable for enterprise use. In this talk, we'll discuss Corda, an open-source enterprise blockchain backed by a consortium of over 100 companies that was the...

Carolyne Quinn

Associate Director @inside_r3 (R3)

Mike Ward

Head of Product @inside_r3 (R3)

SESSION + Live Q&A Cloud Computing

Powering Flexible Payments in the Cloud With Kubernetes

FinTech remains a daunting ecosystem for new entrants but increasing numbers of tech start-ups are showing how it's done. Paybase's journey to market-ready end-to-end payments service provider solution for marketplaces and gig-sharing economies, involved building a scalable payments platform...

Ana Calin

Systems Engineer @paybase

SESSION + Live Q&A Financial Applications

Open Banking - Tales From the Frontier

As open banking becomes more accepted and demanded by the public, banks and other financial institutions all have to find ways of sharing customers' data in a consensual and secure manner, as well as allowing third parties to perform financial transactions on behalf of customers. Starling...

Anca Zaharia

Software Engineer @StarlingBank

Jason Maude

Lead Engineer @StarlingBank

SESSION + Live Q&A Architecture

Scaling for the Known Unknown

Monzo’s recent crowdfunding was run entirely through its app, using the very same platform that runs the bank! How were we so sure we could handle the flood of users wanting to invest, without impacting the experience of those depending on it for everyday banking? In the weeks before the...

Suhail Patel

Staff Engineer @Monzo

PANEL DISCUSSION + Live Q&A Financial Applications

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

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...

Greg Hawkins

Former Chief Technology Officer @starlingbank

Jason Maude

Lead Engineer @StarlingBank

Suhail Patel

Staff Engineer @Monzo

Ana Calin

Systems Engineer @paybase

Will Jones

VP of Engineering, @Habito

Carolyne Quinn

Associate Director @inside_r3 (R3)


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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...

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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...

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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...

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Anca Zaharia

Software Engineer @StarlingBank

Anca Zaharia is an engineer with over 7 years' experience in software development. She has helped build websites for a major retailer, and payment services for a small London startup. She currently enjoys the challenge of developing risk and compliance systems for Starling Bank, while being based...

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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...

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Suhail Patel

Staff Engineer @Monzo

Suhail is a Staff Engineer at Monzo focused on building the Core Platform. His role involves building and maintaining Monzo's infrastructure which spans nearly two thousand microservices and leverages key infrastructure components like Kubernetes, Cassandra, Etcd and more. He focuses...

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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...

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Track Host

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...

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