REGISTRATION Participation is free but places at the conference are limited.
Innovation in financial technology (FinTech) has transformed the financial services industry over the past decade and the technological changes are ongoing. Continuous pressure to innovate will shape customer behaviours, business models, and the long-term structure of the financial services industry. This unprecedented interplay between finance and technology offers great potential for developing new financial services business models and products.
The 8th annual Swissquote Conference will feature current research and insights on FinTech provided by leading experts and scholars in the field. This includes a mix of academic presentations, both from finance and from technology/computer science, and a panel discussion by FinTech entrepreneurs and experts. Five invited FinTech startups will showcase their products and services. The event addresses academics and practitioners alike, and shall foster the interaction among individuals and across institutions.
On Friday, November 3, 2017
Speakers, program and presentations:
|08:20 – 08:50||Registration and welcome coffee|
|08:50 – 09:00||Welcome address|
|09:00 – 09:40||Bruno Biais (Toulouse School of Economics)
“The Blockchain Folk Theorem” slides
|09:40 – 10:20||Lisa Goldberg (University of California, Berkeley)
“Effective sample bias correction for minimum variance portfolios” slides paper
|10:20 – 10:50||Coffee Break & FinTech startup booths|
|10:50 – 11:30||Adrien Treccani (Metaco)
“A primer on blockchain technology and its applications” slides
|11:30 – 12:10||Joseph Bonneau (Electronic Frontier Foundation)
“The promise and peril of smart contracts” slides
|12:10 – 14:10||Lunch break & FinTech startup booths|
|14:10 – 14:50||Alexander Lipton (MIT Connection Science)
“Mathematics behind the digital transformation in banking” slides
|14:50 – 15:30||Jeffrey Bohn (Swiss Re Institute)
“Technology and Insurance: Themes and Challenges” slides
|15:30 – 16:00||Coffee Break & FinTech startup booths|
16:00 – 17:00
Panel discussion on “FinTech opportunities and challenges”.
Invited FinTech startups:
– Wealth Initiative
– Wecan Fund
Venue: SwissTech Convention Center, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland