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Sector Lunch: Opportunities in FinTechThursday 27th April 2017, 12.00 - 14.30
As the UK’s second largest economy, Manchester is an economic powerhouse employing almost 324,000 people in the financial, professional and business services. Its reputation as a ‘city of innovation’ is truer today than ever with Manchester now firmly established as a major technology hub.Fintech is stirring up finance, it is impacting consumers and industries alike. We have all heard talk about the threat of fintech. Join pro-manchester and our expert panel for lunch as we discuss what Manchester has to offer FinTech businesses. Hosting the panel will be editor and co-owner of Business Cloud - Chris Maguire.
Price: £38.00 + VAT per person, includes a 2 Course Lunch with Coffee and 2 drinks
Host - Chris Maguire, Editor & Co-owner, BusinessCloudChris Maguire is an award-winning journalist who served as editor of North West Business Insider for four years and edited the Chorley and Leyland Guardian before that.An accomplished public speaker, his idea of dressing down on Fridays is to take off his tie… and that’s it!
Host - Chris Maguire, Editor & Co-owner, BusinessCloud
Chris Maguire is an award-winning journalist who served as editor of North West Business Insider for four years and edited the Chorley and Leyland Guardian before that.
An accomplished public speaker, his idea of dressing down on Fridays is to take off his tie… and that’s it!
James Higgins, Global Product Manager - Asset Servicing. BNY Mellon
James Higgins is located in Manchester, UK working as a Global Product Manager within the core custody group of Asset Servicing. He specialises in emerging technology and Fintech as well as cash and foreign exchange products. James has ten years of leadership and management experience as an officer in the British Army and subsequently in Investment and Custodian Banking. He is currently working on design and delivery of banking products through new digital channels, and collaborating with the Fintech community on the next generation of innovative products and services.
James has been with BNY Mellon for 7 years, in operational and product roles focussed on custody, cash and foreign exchange, and prior to joining the bank worked in financial services in London, managing operational teams in derivatives clearing and settlement.
Anish Kapoor, CEO, AccessPay
Anish Kapoor is the CEO of AccessPay, the company he joined in 2015.A graduate of Manchester University, he began his career as a chartered accountant for PricewaterhouseCoopers but has since been at the forefront of Manchester’s technological expansion, involved in a series of fast growth and merger and acquisition activity.A co-founder of TeleCity in 1997, Kapoor oversaw exponential growth with the company turning over in excess of $50 million within three years, encompassing a team of more than 500 across 17 data centres in 12 different countries.
By 2004 Kapoor had turned his attention to a collection of ambitious start-ups, co-founding web conferencing and screen sharing company Yuuguu that, prior to being sold to European telecoms giant Powwownow, was acquiring a new user every 30 seconds. He joined the AccessPay team in its start-up phase as a strategic adviser to the board and senior team, guiding the company’s hyper growth period. Leading on issues of finance, investor liaison and sales operations; CEO Anish is now helping steer AccessPay into its next phase of mature growth.
Adam Hosker, Global Lead – Intelligent Systems & Business Data Solutions, Software One
The era of Cognitive Computing is here, giving us the opportunity to augment our intelligence and decision-making capabilities. Predictive analytics using elements of social media, big data, company data and learned skills passed on through subject matter experts are the bedrock of these new cognitive systems. Cognitive systems support our decision-making ability on a scale never seen. Cognitive is already revolutionizing industries including financial services. It’s Adam’s passion to inform industry about these technologies, to dispel the myths about artificial intelligence, to unravel the complexity in this field of computer science & help industry realize the business outcomes by leveraging this new era of computing.Adam has experience dealing with the financial services, legal, retail and healthcare sectors among others. Along with Adam’s responsibilities for running the intelligent systems & business data practice for Software One he also holds an advisory board position at the University of Leeds Business School.
Susan Hall, Partner, Clarke Willmott
Susan is a Partner in the Intellectual Property team specialising in Intellectual Property and Information and Communications Technology.
Susan’s expertise includes working with a wide range of clients ranging from Government Departments and universities to multi-nationals, owner-managed businesses and startups. Her work includes major IT outsourcing projects, Cloud computing agreements, work on data protection, IT security, freedom of information and the full range of intellectual property work, both on the non-contentious and contentious side, including patent licensing and disputes, breach of confidence, trade and service mark issues and designs. She is regularly asked to provide expert commentary by publications including the BBC website, Computer Weekly and national newspapers.
Susan is ranked in Chambers Band 1 Intellectual Property (Manchester and surrounds) and is a member of Licensing Executives Society and on the North-West Committee
Phillip Nunn, CEO, Blackmore GroupEntrepreneur, CEO and frequent public speaker in fintech and financial services, Phillip Nunn founded The Blackmore Group in 2013.Today it’s grown into a business with £40 million of assets under management and a suite of investment products across multiple classes for individuals and institutions in the UK and overseas.With more than 15 years’ experience in financial services, Phillip specializes in wealth management, angel investment, commercial property investment and financial technology. He founded The Blackmore Group on the core belief of giving clients real and tangible alternatives to poor investment performance and providing “future proof” investment strategies. The prestigious multi-asset investment house, headquartered in Manchester, focuses on medium to long-term investments in traditional funds, equities, property, private equity, renewable energy and financial technology. Last year it launched the Blackmore Bond to fund residential and commercial property development projects.Phillip believes an investment portfolio should reflect the needs of the market today and key to successful investment strategy is a blend of painstaking research, experience, and diversification.
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Thursday, 27 April, 2017 12:00 - 14:30Greenwich Time
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