“The finance industry is at the start of an unprecedented period of disruption. Established firms and start-ups are both embracing disruptive new technologies, from smartphones to “big data” analytics to Bitcoin and the blockchain that underpins it. This promises big changes to banks, insurers, investment firms and real economy served by the finance sector. Start-ups and incumbents alike increasingly acknowledge that, in many parts of financial services, the 'winners' will be those that collaborate best to create win-win partnerships.
Building on 2015’s acclaimed fintech gathering, “The Valley Meets the Street”, The Economist Events’ 2016 Finance Disrupted conference will bring together today's most disruptive entrepreneurs, policymakers and renowned academics under the chairmanship of our senior Economist editors to explore the big trends in fintech, what the digital revolution means for finance and the broader economy. Attendees will walk away with an insightful overview of the latest important fintech breakthroughs, including mobile payments and robo wealth managers, as well as new business models like distributed ledgers, crowd-funding and social media-based credit-scoring. The event will examine where collaborative strategies are most likely to succeed, provide leading examples of current efforts at collaboration and discuss lessons learned from other industries that have experienced technological disruption.” --- Finance Disrupted