Every year, South by Southwest (SXSW) brings together a global audience of tech leaders to explore the most cutting-edge topics from around the world. With regtech, insurtech, and blockchain continuing to make waves, one thing’s for certain: 2018 is gearing up to be another exciting year for FinTech at SXSW.
We are pleased to share our panel picks this year, and hope you will agree that these showcase some of the most innovative topics and speakers in FinTech.
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More information on these sessions can be found below. Additionally, we’d love to hear from you if you’ve submitted a panel this year – please tweet us at @Leverage_PR.
Fintech’s Migration Beyond Banks
Originally lauded as a game-changing industry disruptor, fintech has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years and become almost mainstream for banking and financial institutions. But fintech isn’t just for banks — and in many industries the disruption is only just beginning. Experts on fintech adoption will discuss its impact on everything from buying a house to managing risk potential. The industries that stand to benefit most from emerging fintech solutions might just surprise you.
Death of Cash: Fintech’s Global Economic Impact
Cash is dying, especially in China. Despite costing consumers $200 billion annually, it’s been a slower death in the US, as some are reluctant to let go, citing convenience, anonymity, security and emotional connection. This panel explores how fintech solutions like electronic payments, digital banks and bitcoin address these concerns, as well as the global economic and societal impacts of eliminating paper currency – and why many developing countries are quicker to embrace a cashless future.
Banking Disrupted: The FinTech Opportunity
As FinTech’s mature banks, insurers, and Financial Institutions (FI’s) are taking note. Some, even setting up FinTech incubators and funds to partner with these disruptors.
In this panel, banking and FinTech industry insiders will provide advice on what’s next, how to partner with FI’s, and where the opportunities will be in this next wave of innovation and market maturation. We will pay special attention to FinTech’s role increasing financial inclusion for historically underserved sectors.