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FinTech and Beyond – How to Use Financial Technologies in Global Business

24 February — 6:00 pm

Monday 24 February 2020
6.00 for 6.30pm

Mitsubishi Corporation International (Europe) Plc
Mid City Place
71 High Holborn
London WC1V 6BA

Free – Booking essential
Booking deadling – Friday 21 February 2020

Book online here

We are in an era where the evolution of business opportunities is increasingly data-led and where digitalization may change the regime of our monetary system. You are invited to join the Japan Society for this special seminar to explore the ways in which Technology brings Finance beyond the finance industry.

Our expert panellists, Janos Barberis, leading entrepreneur and founder of an international accelerator and Yuko Kawai, a central banker, will lead us through the developments of FinTech and discuss the future of money.

During the session, they will give participants a birdseye view of the FinTech landscape and beyond – challenging you to consider how to use the FinTech in your own business . For example, exporting or trading companies may want to consider joining blockchain PoCs, while retail companies may want to consider more digital payments.

Presentations by our speakers will be followed by an open session for questions and discussion, and the evening will conclude with an informal networking reception.

We are extremely grateful to Mitsubishi Corporation for generously hosting this seminar.

Janos Barberis is founder and CEO of SuperCharger, one of the most successful FinTech accelerators in Asia with presence in Hong Kong and Malaysia. Janos was recognized as a “Top-35 Global FinTech leader” by Institutional Investor Magazine, with expertise in understanding the regulatory implications brought on by the development of FinTech.

The 49 start-ups across Janos’ accelerator cohorts have raised over US$500 million and are regularly listed as leading FinTech companies, globally. He trained over 100,000 people in the last 4 years through online courses (x2), books (x3) and academic papers (5) in order to raise market awareness on FinTech & Regtech.

Janos sat on the FinTech advisory boards of the World Economic Forum and Securities & Futures Commission in Hong Kong. Janos currently focuses on the financial stability implications of BigTech firms, given their “too-large-to-ignore scale” and promotes a sustainable finance agenda via start-up business models. He leads a team of 18 people across key FinTech hubs, including Hong Kong, Singapore & London.

Yuko Kawai is the General Manager for Europe for Bank of Japan, the central bank, since March 2018. She is in charge of research on economies and financial market/industry developments in Europe, Middle East and Africa.

Prior to taking up her current role in Europe, Yuko Kawai was head of Bank of Japan’s FinTech Center, which conducts research into related technologies and operates as an information hub amongst practitioners, researchers and other related parties. She joined Bank of Japan in 2003 where, aside from her role at FinTech Center, Yuko Kawai has served as Kochi branch manager, Head of Foreign Exchange Division, Chief Representative in Hong Kong as well as various roles in the Financial Markets and in the Financial System and Bank Examination Department.

Before joining Bank of Japan, she worked in JPMorgan/Chase/Chemical Bank group taking various roles in the financial market division, most notably dealing and structuring of derivatives products, and subsequently at RPTech, an independent think tank, as a research director.

To reserve your place, please call the Japan Society office on 020 3075 1996, email events@japansociety.org.uk or submit the online booking form.

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24 February
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