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Rose Bowl

Launch Event

Fintech: An Overview of Transformative Technologies and Their Application Within Financial Services

Tuesday 4 April 2017
09.00-10.00 (breakfast and networking from 8am)

Following the success of last years’ Financial Masterclass with the London Stock Exchange Group Academy (LSEGA), this year Leeds Beckett University will be welcoming the LSEGA back to deliver a series of masterclasses, aimed at those working in the professional services sector in the North.

To launch the series we are hosting a free to attend breakfast guest lecture on ‘Fintech in the North’ delivered by Chris Sier, Fintech Envoy for the Northern Powerhouse.

Guest Speaker – Chris Sier

Chris is MD of FiNexus, a knowledge-transfer and research organisation that builds and operates innovation ecosystems (FiNexus Labs) across Europe. Chris advises stakeholders including the UK Government on innovation and fintech and also advises the UK Government, Regulators, the World Bank and various trade bodies on pension fund Corporate Governance and Cost Transparency.

He is Professor of Practice at Newcastle University Business School and the UK Treasury Fintech ‘Envoy’ for the North of England. Previously he was Managing Director of KAS Bank UK and Director of the Financial Services Knowledge Transfer Network.

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