Fin&Tech Community report – December 8th 2017 – Part 2

Note: This is the 2nd article of the two parts report written by Nada Rafi on the Fin&Tech Community day organized by Finance Innovation the 8th of December 2017 in Palais Brongniart (Paris). Part 1 introduces the Fin&Tech community and zooms on the labeled startups. Part 2 (this article) come back on noteworthy information that came to her ear during the event.

#FTCommunity Day Noteworthy Information

What I’ve heard, see, learned, liked, disliked and want to share with you: Swave, a new Fintech incubator in Paris, the French Fintech Tour, the Green Blockchain Project and to conclude my event wrap-up.

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Fin&Tech Community report – December 8th 2017 – Part 1

What 
The 
Fintech!

Europe is currently in the grip of a Fintech revolution with 2018 set to be a pivotal year for startup companies looking to transform the financial world.

I hence went to gauge the French Fintech sector’s temperature at the FIN&TECH COMMUNITY held on December the 8th at Palais Brongniart in Paris.

 As I walk through La Bourse doors, it is like I am travelling back in time, back to the traditional open outcry trading. What ironic to host a Fintech event in such a place.

 In the meantime, I can feel that we are the new stockbrokers, the future of the financial industry.

As I try to sit in a crowded conference room where about 1000 participants are hustling not to miss a piece of info, we have no doubt about being the new impact makers!

Note: This is the 1st article of the two parts report written by Nada Rafi on the Fin&Tech Community day organized by Finance Innovation the 8th of December 2017 in Palais Brongniart (Paris). Part 1 (this article) introduces the Fin&Tech community and zooms on the labeled startups. Part 2 come back on noteworthy information that came to her ear during the event.

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Rockchain and Future Direction of Finance

Let’s start with good news: Finance is getting on the move. Most actors, aware of the upcoming challenges, have started their transformation to face the ongoing digitalization of the sector or to endure the regulatory pressure. They have launched major programs to embrace agility, data citizenship and customer centricity while setting up new data architecture that will break organizational silos and support continuous improvement.

Now comes the bad news, those are just baby steps. Opening your business through APIs or developing the next platform-based market won’t make you a digital champion.

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[FR] Innovation en Finance : bonnes résolutions pour bien débuter 2017

Transformation Digitale, Labs, Sandbox, l’innovation est devenue à la mode dans de nombreux secteurs, et la finance n’échappe pas au phénomène.

L’envie est forte de renouer avec la croissance en s’inspirant des géants du web, les fameux « GAFA » : Google, Amazon, Facebook, Apple. Leurs technologies (application mobile, Big Data Analytics, Machine Learning) et leurs business model (monétisation de la donnée, plateforme, « As-a-Service ») commencent à être connus et maîtrisés.

Longtemps protégée par une réglementation contraignante, la banque attire de nouveaux entrants convaincus de leur capacité à bouleverser le secteur grâce à la technologie. Nouvelles rivalités ? Peut-être, mais le plus souvent les Fintechs se positionnent comme des partenaires créatifs, complétant des titulaires parfois en manque de connaissance d’un domaine en pleine mutation.

Alors pourquoi tant de projets d’innovations bancaires ont du mal à décoller ?

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