The University of Edinburgh Business School is set to host the annual Economics of Financial Technology Conference taking place from the 21 to 23 June 2023. Organised by the University of Edinburgh Business School and the Edinburgh Futures Institute, this conference brings together industry professionals, policymakers, and academics to explore the next phase of digital transformation within the financial services sector. Attendees will gain valuable insights into the latest research, innovations and regulatory issues from world-leading research teams making it a must-attend event for anyone interested in the future of FinTech.
Economics of Financial Technology Conference. 21 to 23 June 2023. Digital graphic of globe with finance-related symbols.

Exploring the Next Phase of Digital Transformation

As the digital transformation becomes a strategic priority for major financial services stakeholders, the Economics of Financial Technology Conference 2023 will provide a front-row seat to the innovative research being carried out by renowned universities and FinTech companies that is shaping the future of the industry. Attendees will have the opportunity to tap into the latest advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning, distributed ledger technologies, open banking, peer-to-peer lending, credit risk modelling, RegTech and more.

Distinguished Keynote Speakers

The conference boasts an impressive line-up of keynote speakers who are experts in their respective fields. Among them are Brian Holland, Head of Customer Vulnerability at NatWest; Professor Christine A. Parlour, Sylvan C. Coleman Chair of Finance and Accounting at Berkeley Haas; and Dr. Jing Xiao, Chief Scientist of Ping An Group. Their perspectives will provide invaluable insights into the current landscape and the future direction of financial technology.

Gbenga Ibikunle, Professor and Chair of Finance at the University of Edinburgh Business School and one of five academics on the Conference’s organising committee said, “We are delighted to welcome conference delegates from academia, the financial services sector and regulatory agencies to the University of Edinburgh for this year’s edition of the Economics of Financial Technology Conference because of its influence as a platform for setting the agenda for innovative data-driven research in financial technology – from generative AI to distributed ledger technologies.”

Comprehensive Programme and Networking Opportunities

The three-day programme features a diverse range of sessions catering to various interests and areas of expertise. Plenary sessions will provide attendees with the opportunity to hear from distinguished guest speakers, including the aforementioned keynote speakers, while parallel sessions offer individuals the chance to hone in on particular topics of interest. In these presentations, researchers and industry leaders will showcase their knowledge and dissect the data driving change in the FinTech space.

Beyond these informative sessions, the conference will provide ample networking opportunities. Attendees can connect with industry professionals, academics, and fellow participants during both formal and informal sessions. Unique networking opportunities like these will foster important connections within the rapidly evolving industry and enable attendees to expand their professional networks.

The Economics of Financial Technology Conference 2023 promises to be a premier event for those interested in the intersection of finance and technology. With its impressive line-up of keynote speakers, comprehensive programme and networking opportunities, attendees can expect to gain significant insights into the future of FinTech and its economic implications. By attending this conference, participants will position themselves at the forefront of the next phase of digital transformation in the financial services sector.

Register now for the Economics of Financial Technology Conference 2023. Registration closes on Tuesday 6 June.