Day one of FinTech LIVE London has seen the annual two-day conference return to full swing. This year, we’re at the QEII Centre in the heart of Westminster – just moments from where the big decisions affecting the UK’s financial services industry are made.
Hundreds of attendees have been piling through the door here, and with two dedicated fintech stages there’s no shortage of content for them to enjoy.
The first day’s proceedings witnessed a forum on the importance of customer centricity in financial services. Guests included Russell Fisher from Admiral Pioneer; Alex Orechoff of Worldpay; Anton Padmasiri from WealthOS; and Nium’s Jill Docherty.
Together they discussed how firms can integrate the customer perspective into their products, services and business models.
Headline sponsors Saphyre return for another year
Bizclik’s Chief Content Officer Scott Birch says: “So far there’s been a lot to choose from but always a pleasure for me is welcoming Stephen and Gabino Roche to our stage from Saphyre. They’ve been our headline sponsor for the last three years and once again they kicked things off with a dynamic, entertaining session on day one.”
The Roche brothers made the keynote address at the beginning of day one, and also took part in panel discussions on the topics of the digital ecosystem and fraud & ID verification. Stephen and Gabino are fresh from The Trade awards held earlier this week at the Savoy Hotel in London, where Saphyre was named ‘fintech of the year’.
Stephen Roche, Co-Founder of Saphyre, told us: “We just came back from The Trade at the Savoy Hotel where we won fintech of the year. We were the runner up last year so we were expecting some good news this year. To achieve this is awesome. We’re very thankful to The Trade for recognising us to such an award. We’re back here at FinTech LIVE London, and we couldn’t be off to a better high between FinTech LIVE and this award from The Trade.”