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Amsterdam Fintech Week

Join online, learn & connect to the European Fintech Ecosystem – from a Dutch angle

JOIN Amsterdam FinTech Week - ONLINE

Holland FinTech has initiated Amsterdam FinTech Week (XFW) since 2018, to further connect the Amsterdam, Dutch and European Fintech ecosystem. This event now takes place each year, to provide a week program full of fintech focused insights, innovations, new connections and new initiatives!

During COVID-19, preventing large physical events like Money 20/20 Europe that generally make up a substantial part of Amsterdam Fintech Week, we had to adapt and move online (almost) completely. But our team and partners have proven to be up to that challenge! And we are looking at a wonderful program to showcase the state of fintech today. 

Find the abundance of online events below and sign up to learn, share and connect.  

Agenda

Day 1 - Friday

September 18th
In-Person Event
Flash Friday: Staying ahead of the fintech news – XFW20 Edition
09:30
- 10:00
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ONLINE EVENT: Holland FinTech’s Founder & CEO, Don Ginsel, presents Flash Friday – a weekly live show that brings you the latest fintech news and developments. Don will be joined by Conny Dorrestijn, Founding Partner of BankiFi to co-host the show!

As today marks the beginning of XFW20, we’ll be focusing the discussions are the key themes of the week, and of course bringing you the latest fintech news and answering questions from Holland FinTech members!

In-Person Event
In-Person Event – XFW20 Launch Party
16:30
- 19:00
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IN-PERSON EVENT: Thanks our XFW20 Launch Party Sponsors, to celebrate the opening of Amsterdam FinTech Week 2020 (XFW20), we’ll be hosting a reception at the Hotel Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam on September 18th with key partners that have made the week possible! During the evening, the first digital European FinTech Navigator Don Ginsel will be unveiling.

If you are interested in taking part in the week, please email events@hollandfintech.com.

XFW20 Launch Party Sponsors

    

Day 2 - Monday

September 21st
Online Event
Holland FinTech Breaking the ice: Financial Inclusion
09:00
- 09:30
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ONLINE EVENT: Founder & CEO of Holland FinTech, Don Ginsel, will be kick-starting the day with a 30 minute live session, focusing on Financial InclusionFollowing on from this morning session, the day will see several events picking up on this subject, adding to the story.

Within this morning session, Don will be joined by Menno van Leeuwen, Double Impact Innovator for MoneYouABN AMRO and Impact Nation to co-host the show. Later today, Menno will participate in further discussions on this subject, in the Holland FinTech panel session at 13:00. 

Virtual Networking: After this online event, attendees will have access to the online networking area within our event platform, a place for automated one-on-one meetings to facilitate connections. Once in the meeting, you can communicate via the chat box or a video call.

Online Event
How will altfi players rise to meet the expectations of the post-covid, tech savvy customer in the next 18 month?
11:00
- 11:45
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ONLINE EVENT: Funding Options Netherlands will run a webinar panel discussion in association with Holland Fintech to celebrate Amsterdam Fintech Week.

Join Eugenie Casier, Funding Options Netherlands Director, on Monday 21 September at 11am, alongside some of the leading voices in Finance as they discuss an important emerging trend and topic:

How will Altfi players rise to meet the expectations of the post-Covid, tech savvy customer in the next 18 months?

In a matter of months consumer and business digital adoption leapfrogged five years ahead as a result of Covid. This will change the way Altfi players do business and engage with customers and their sector peers alike.

The discussion will cover:

1. Business as unusual. Agile and creative business thinking has been crucial these last few months: how will it affect financial decision-making in the next 18 months?

2. Are Altfi players still the most tech savvy in the room? What do they need to do to meet the heightened expectations of their customers?

3. Collab, collab, collab. How can banks and Altfi players work better together to make sure SME customer needs post-Covid are met?

Confirmed speakers:
Sven van der Biezen, CEO at Floryn
Veronika Lovett, Co-founder & Chief Commercial Officer at Esme Loans
Matt Hicks, Commercial Director at Codat

Online Event
Holland FinTech financial inclusion panel session
13:00
- 14:00
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ONLINE EVENT: What to expect? Holland FinTech will be bringing together experts from the fintech industry, to discuss the impact of fintech on financial inclusion. The panel will highlight the key players, companies and technologies that are contributing to making significant positive change for many around the world!

Agenda:

13:00     Welcome Words & Setting the Scene by Moderator

– Menno van Leeuwen, Double Impact Innovator for MoneYouABN AMRO and Impact Nation

13:10    Financial Inclusion Panel Discussion with Q&A
Facilitated by Moderator Menno van Leeuwen

Panel:

– Jake Abma, Accessibility Lead ING | Chairman WIT Dutch Payments Association | @ W3C WCAG WG | UN CRPD Ambassador
– Michiel Bijlsma, Head Financial Markets Payment Services, DNB
– Goh Hirose, Startup Investments & Relations, BNP Paribas Cardif
– Martha Mgendi, Founder, EWPN
– Dora Ziambra, Chief Operating Officer, Azimo

 

 

13:50 – 14:00 Closing Comments

Virtual Networking: During this online event, attendees will have access to the online networking area within our event platform, a place for automated one-on-one meetings to facilitate connections. Once in the meeting, you can communicate via the chat box or a video call.

Online Event
Startupbootcamp demo day
15:00
- 17:00
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We are thrilled to invite you to Startupbootcamp
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🗓 September 21  –  ⏰ 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM CEST 
🎥 Live-streamed in HD  –  🌍 Anyone from anywhere can join!
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Day 3 - Tuesday

September 22nd
Online Event
Holland FinTech breaking the ice: Collaboration
09:00
- 09:30
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ONLINE EVENT: Founder & CEO of Holland FinTech, Don Ginsel, will be kick-starting the day with a 30 minute live session, focusing on Collaboration, an integral part of the fintech ecosystem. Following on from this morning session, the day will see several events picking up on this theme, adding to the story.

Within this morning session, Don will be joined by Maarten Korz, Innovation Manager at Rabobank, who will co-host the show, and participate in further discussions on this topic throughout the day. 

Virtual Networking: After this online event, attendees will have access to the online networking area within our event platform, a place for automated one-on-one meetings to facilitate connections. Once in the meeting, you can communicate via the chat box or a video call.

Online Event
An embedded analytics overview
11:00
- 12:00
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ONLINE EVENT: Do you provide external clients dashboards, reports or other data? If so, you know success depends on delivering an experience that is easy to access, navigate and understand. By embedding Tableau visualisations into your systems and workflow, delivering that experience is easier and more powerful than ever.

In this webinar, we’ll share a better understanding of how to integrate Tableau into your systems. We’ll cover the basics of external embedded analytics to address questions such as:

· Why is the consumers’ experience so important?
· Where and how to share your consumer information?
· What tools are available?
· What is ultimately possible with embedding analytics?

Online Event
Strategic partnering to upscale and grow: time for action!
12:00
- 13:00
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ONLINE EVENT: The FinTech industry faces many challenges, whether it is the war on talent, regulatory constraints or
funding uncertainties. Leaving aside the corona crisis that brings new challenges and opportunities:
think of the digitization of transactions, which has accelerated enormously due to the marginalization
of cash money. The ideal mixture of circumstances to enable a next wave of FinTech success stories?

More than ever, strategic partnerships are a catalyst to scale your business and mimic the growth of
those few ‘golden eggs’ that the FinTech industry is so famous for. Not surprisingly, strategic
partnerships are a key element of the FinTech Action Plan that the Dutch government recently
published. But be wary: the recent Wirecard case also taught us there is a dark side to strategic
partnerships.

FinTech experts from payments consultancy firm Connective Payments and law firm Van Doorne
have joined forces and bring you this exclusive webinar.

Join the discussion on questions like:

 What are the key takeaways of the Dutch government’s FinTech Action Plan of July 2020?
 Which pointers to address when engaging in partnerships abroad?
 What are the pitfalls, and what lessons can we learn from the Wirecard debacle in terms of
responsible partnerships?

Online Event
Holland FinTech Collaboration panel session
13:00
- 14:00
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ONLINE EVENT: What to expect? Holland FinTech will be bringing together experts from the fintech industry, to discuss collaboration within the fintech ecosystem, highlighting the challenges and success stories!

Agenda:

13:00     Welcome Words & Setting the Scene by Moderator

– Maarten Korz, Innovation Manager, Rabobank

13:10    Collaboration Panel Discussion with Q&A
Facilitated by Moderator Maarten Korz

Panel:

– Gibson Nascimento, Head of Solutions – EMEA, Sensedia
– Rik Coeckelbergs, Founder and Managing Director, The Banking Scene
– Elizabeth Kleinveld, Partner Success Manager, Startupbootcamp
– Steve Lemon, Co-founder and Vice President of Strategic Partnerships, CurrencyCloud 
– Gabrielle Inzirillo, Fintech Director of EMEA, Plug&Play

13:50 – 14:00 Closing Comments

Virtual Networking: During this online event, attendees will have access to the online networking area within our event platform, a place for automated one-on-one meetings to facilitate connections. Once in the meeting, you can communicate via the chat box or a video call.

Online Event
Shark Tank – the subsidy edition
14:00
- 15:00
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Are you ready for Shark Tank – The Subsidy Edition?

On September 22nd at 14:00 am, 3 subsidy consultants will be ready to assess your idea, innovation or project on subsidy possibilities. You will have 3 minutes to pitch, then you will have 2 minutes to answer questions from the jury. The winner will receive a year of free subsidy advice! There are limited places available, so register quickly to participate in the online event!

We will see you there…

Online Event
The 7 Deadly Sins in fintech UX
17:00
- 17:45
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Dr Andras Rung: THE 7 DEADLY SINS IN FINTECH UX

Which are You Guilty of?
17.00-17.20

• Pride, gluttony, lust, envy, wrath, greed, sloth… how can you be guilty of these seven deadly sins in a Fintech project?
• Why is it worth doing UX in a modest, humble, efficient way?
• How can you avoid messing up your Fintech project?

Andras will highlight what kind of mistakes you should avoid in your Fintech and Banking projects to save money, get in front of your competitors, and generate more revenue, even in COVID times.

———-
Andras is a veteran of UX with 20 years’ experience, and a strong focus on business goals and innovation (blockchain, voice). He is a peer-reviewed book-, blog-, and magazine author. With a PhD in linguistics backed by AI, he is the founder of Ergomania, the leading digital product design agency for Fintech and Banking.

Networking
17.20-17.45

Join us on the yotribe.com networking platform to make new connections and discuss the topics introduced after the presentation.

Day 4 - Wednesday

September 23rd
Online Event
Holland FinTech breaking the ice: Financial Innovation & Policy
09:00
- 09:30
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ONLINE EVENT: Founder & CEO of Holland FinTech, Don Ginsel, will be kick-starting the day with a 30 minute live session, focusing on Financial Innovation & PolicyFollowing on from this morning session, the day will see several events picking up on discussions surrounding these topics, adding to the story.

Within this morning session, Don will be joined by an industry expert to co-host the show and to participate in further discussions on Financial Innovation & Policy throughout the day. 

CO-HOST TBA

Virtual Networking: After this online event, attendees will have access to the online networking area within our event platform, a place for automated one-on-one meetings to facilitate connections. Once in the meeting, you can communicate via the chat box or a video call.

Online Event
Banking as a platform – one API to rule them all
10:00
- 11:00
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ONLINE EVENT: A panel of experts will discuss how Banking as a Platform initiatives such as HUBUC are reimagining financial services with modular banking

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Topic:

Imagine a world where any brand can easily launch their own financial products. Customers could get access to tailored financial services that are contextually relevant, natively embedded and highly personalised – and provided by brands they like to use. This is the idea behind the concept of embedded banking and aligned with our vision at HUBUC to make financial services more accessible and user-centric.

Next-generation banking infrastructure that empowers brands to easily embed banking.

Hubuc is a technology company that offers a plug-and-play modular platform for banking capabilities, aimed at non-banking players. In the past, it has been complex and costly for brands to integrate own-labelled banking services into their customer journeys. Hubuc significantly streamlines this process and lowers the barrier of entry into embedded banking via client-friendly pricing and modular, API-enabled services that are easy to integrate.

The opportunity to add banking services is therefore now a possibility for a wide range of companies of all sectors and sizes.

Join our discussion and discover through our experts panel the next revolution within the fintech industry.

About Banking as a Platform: link

Meet the Speakers:

Meet the Moderators:

Agenda:

10:00 – 10:05 Welcome Words and Setting the Scene

10:05 – 10:30 Panel Discussion Moderated by HUBUC

10:30 – 11:50 Q&A with Attendees

10:50 – 11:00 Closing comments

Online Event
The digital accountant: Digital skills in a transformed world
11:00
- 12:00
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ONLINE EVENT: It’s no longer a question of if Accountants should modernise and embrace the digital world it is a question of when and how. In this webinar, we will explore the limitations of Excel and how to alter your mindset to embrace digital transformation. We’ll show you how to turn your insights into flexible, accurate, timely, robust and beautiful with no coding or fancy scripts. Our in-house Accountant will demonstrate his journey from an Excel warrior to a Tableau Guru and the rewards of taking the plunge.

Online Event
What's driving open banking investments?
12:30
- 13:00
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In our previous live session we learnt that financial institutions are spending around €50 million to €100 million on open banking – now it’s time to find out where the money is going.

Join our new session on 23 September, where we’ll go through our survey results revealing what use cases most institutions are investing their budgets in. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn how your business could also benefit from open banking.

Meet your host: Jan van Vonno, Research Director at Tink

Jan is the head behind Tink’s research programme, and has been analysing keenly (and enthusiastically) how open banking is changing the dynamics of financial services – and our lives as consumers and professionals.

Online Event
Holland FinTech financial innovation & Policy panel Session
13:00
- 14:00
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ONLINE EVENT: What to expect? Holland FinTech will be bringing together experts from the fintech industry, to discuss the impact of policies and regulations on innovation within the finance sector. What challenges and opportunities could be presented to the ecosystem?

Agenda:

13:00     Welcome Words & Setting the Scene by Moderator

– Jeroen Broekema, Founder, Leaders in Finance

13:10    Financial Innovation & Policy Panel Discussion with Q&A
Facilitated by Jeroen Broekema

Panel:

– Edwin van Bommel, Chief Innovation Officer, ABN Amro
– Anette Printz, Nielsen Senior Associate Tech & Fintech, Bird & Bird
– Tijmen Daniels, Head of Department Supervision, DNB
– Hessel Kuik, CEO, Bizcuit

13:50 – 14:00 Closing Comments

Virtual Networking: During this online event, attendees will have access to the online networking area within our event platform, a place for automated one-on-one meetings to facilitate connections. Once in the meeting, you can communicate via the chat box or a video call.

Online Event
European Women Payment Network: Local Meetup - The Netherlands
14:00
- 15:00
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Financial inclusion is all about business value and ethical leadership!

  • Moderator: Esther Groen – Country Ambassador EWPN The Netherlands

14:00 -14:05 Welcome Words/Introductions

14:05 -14:30 Do Women Need Their Own Financial Services?

  • Anette Broloes, Independent Fintech Analyst – Research lead at EWPN

14:30-14:45 The Financial Industry Can Play a Key Role in Stopping Human Trafficking

  • Helen Owen, Independent Consultant – Goodwill Ambassador EWPN

14.45 – 15.00 Q&A and Closing Comments

In-Person Event
Introduction inmotion magazine
15:30
- 17:00
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IN-PERSON EVENT: Mortgage BPO specialist Stater will launch its C-level magazine and online portal ‘InMotion’.

LocationRooftop bar – Gustav Mahlerplein 1B, 1082 MS Amsterdam

Agenda:

15:30 – 16:30 Welcome (incl. coffee, tea, soft drinks)

16:30 – 16:55 Overview of the European Fintech Landscape

  • Don Ginsel, Founder & CEO, Holland FinTech

16:55 – 17:00 First Edition of InMotion Magazine

  • Erwin Dreuning, CEO, Stater

17:00 – 18:00 Drinks

RSVP: please email ilse.slabbekoorn@cognitomedia.nl

Day 5 - Thursday

September 24th
Online Event
Holland FinTech breaking the ice: digital transformation
09:00
- 09:30
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ONLINE EVENT: Founder & CEO of Holland FinTech, Don Ginsel, will be kick-starting the day with a 30 minute live session, focusing on Digital Transformation within fintech ecosystem. Following on from this morning session, the day will see several events picking up on discussions surrounding this topic, adding to the story.

Within this morning session, Don will be joined by Koen Vanderhoydonck, CEO – Belgium Luxembourg Germany, Blanco Services to will co-host the show, and participate in further discussions on Digital Transformation throughout the day. 

Virtual Networking: After this online event, attendees will have access to the online networking area within our event platform, a place for automated one-on-one meetings to facilitate connections. Once in the meeting, you can communicate via the chat box or a video call.

Online Event
XFW20 Opportunity – Meet the expert: automating the full analytics life cycle in the cloud
09:00
- 17:00
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XFW20 OPPORTUNITY: Being able to quickly deploy new, innovative models to meet changing business needs is essential in an unpredictable financial environment. But many models get stuck in long development cycles – due to problems with the data, analytics and processes.

The full analytics life cycle of (risk) models, including development, testing, validation, implementation, monitoring can be automated in the cloud. Request your meeting with our experts to learn how these models can be used for intelligent real-time decision making.

Meet the experts:
Barend de Bruin
Account Executive Financial Services at SAS

Maurits Bakker
Risk Lead Benelux at SAS

This on-request meeting is intended for: Chief Risk Officers, Risk Managers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Enterprise Architects, Head of Data Science, Head of Analytics, Innovation Managers & IT & Risk Managers.

Online Event
Tableau vs. Excel
10:00
- 11:00
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ONLINE EVENT: Traditional vs modern, apples vs pears, both tools take on the challenge of data analytics and data manipulation and give key insights but in this webinar, we explore the key differences and the considerations you should make when deciding which tool can do the job better. Both tools conduct data analytics but take very different journeys to arrive at the solution.

We will explore:

· Definition – We’ll identify when one tool should be prioritised over another and where they fit into the organisation’s data analytics practice.

· Data Discovery – Using the data to create meaningful insights, tabular vs. visual.

· Automation – Connecting to multiple data sources and using static and live data, the pitfalls and practice.

· Usage – Storing data, data manipulation and the options for access and sharing.

· Application – When to supplement Excel for Tableau and who should have access to these tools.

· Integration – The capabilities of both tools in making data and insights readily available.

Online Event
Optimal productivity in fintech engineering
11:00
- 12:00
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ONLINE EVENT: Whether you are a fintech startup founder looking to build your first MVP, or a bank CTO tasked with updating a complex ecosystem of corporate platforms and applications, you want your software developers to deliver results quickly and reliably. That rarely happens: of the 50,000 projects ranging from tiny enhancements to major global IT projects researched in Standish Group Chaos Report*, only 29% were successful, 52% were challenged and 19% were outright failures.

These are terrifying statistics – but as years and decades go by you learn how to skew the odds in your favour. We don’t have all the answers – but over the 23 years we have spent helping our clients – ranging from big names like NASDAQ, Man Group, Equiniti, Bank Vontobel and Swedbank to emerging startups and SMEs like Bond Radar, Verse and Solum Financial – build out and integrate their digital platforms, we have discovered and adopted a number of principles, techniques and rules of thumb that help our fintech engineering teams get ever closer to optimal productivity.

In this hour-long online webinar Metasite co-founder Aldas Kirvaitis will be discussing some of these techniques and tricks – the ones that we have found to have the most positive impact on our fintech engineering teams’ performance.

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Key details

  • Zoom webinar
  • For those unable to attend the live session, we’ll be making a recording available afterwards (but you still have to register to get it)

Powered by Metasite – financial technology engineering

Connect with the speaker: Aldas Kirvaitis

Online Event
Shaping the future of SME banking
12:00
- 13:00
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ONLINE EVENT: In mapping out a strategy for change, SME banking leaders should consider how they can confront the threat of nimble, digital-first challengers coming to market with offerings more tailored to SMEs’ needs in an era in which SME customers’ demands are transforming faster than ever before.​

Join our webinar. We’ll discuss about:

  • The SME banking opportunity
  • What’s gone wrong with traditional SME banking
  • What do SMEs expect from their bank
  • Steps to future-fit SME banking
  • How technology can help banks better serve SMEs
Online Event
Holland FinTech digital transformation panel session
13:00
- 14:00
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ONLINE EVENT: What to expect? Holland FinTech will be bringing together experts from the fintech industry, to discuss where we stand with regards to digital transformation. How can we learn from each other to improve our internal organisations and the way we collaborate?

Agenda:

13:00     Welcome Words & Setting the Scene by Moderator

– Koen Vanderhoydonck, CEO – Belgium Luxembourg Germany, Blanco Services

13:10    Digital Transformation Panel Discussion with Q&A
Facilitated by Koen Vanderhoydonck

Panel:

– Bonnie Cheuk, Senior Business and Digital Transformation Leader
– Karlijn van Lammeren, Managing Director, Accenture
– Harrie Vollaard, Managing Director, Rabobank
– Jan van Vonno, Research Director, Tink

13:50 – 14:00 Closing Comments

Virtual Networking: During this online event, attendees will have access to the online networking area within our event platform, a place for automated one-on-one meetings to facilitate connections. Once in the meeting, you can communicate via the chat box or a video call.

Online Event
Art of the possible: transforming financial services through automation
15:00
- 15:45
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ONLINE EVENT: UiPath is the only company that offers an end-to-end platform for hyperautomation, combining the leading Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution with a full suite of AI-powered capabilities.

During Amsterdam Fintech Week we want to give you a taste of what we mean when we say “…we want you to immerse yourself in the art of the possible with UiPath automation technology”. Our Immersion Lab team will demonstrate how we help companies to imagine and accelerate digital innovations.

Experience how hyperautomation can drive digital transformation in the banking and financial service industry.
Discover how innovation lead by UiPath can answer your specific business needs and challenges.

Online Event
The banking scene: afterwork indian summer event – society & banking in 2030
16:00
- 17:30
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ONLINE EVENT: At our second executive Afterwork Event, the Indian Summer edition, we welcome an impressive list of speakers to discuss a future in 2030. Society will have changed drastically by then, and banks will have to adapt to remain relevant.

Find out how that future may look like and what topics, challenges and opportunities can make or break banks as we know them.

Join us at this unique virtual session, and get a physical copy of “The World Is Round”, Jo Caudron’s Management Book of the Year 2020 in the Netherlands.

Sign up before September, with an address in Benelux, and we’ll add a bottle of wine or beer.

Key details:

  • Zoom Webinar
  • Tickets: 99€ or 399€ for 5 tickets
  • Every attendee from Europe gets a copy of “The World Is Round – An optimistic master plan for the transformation of business and society” by Jo Caudron, Management Book of the Year 2020 in the Netherlands
  • Early bird and from Belgium, Netherlands or Luxembourg: we’ll add a nice bottle of wine or beer in the gift, sent over to you before the session

Day 6 - Friday

September 25th
Online Event
Holland FinTech breaking the ice: new technologies & innovation
09:00
- 09:30
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ONLINE EVENT: Founder & CEO of Holland FinTech, Don Ginsel, will be kick-starting the day with a 30 minute live session, focusing on New Technologies & Innovations within fintech ecosystem. Following on from this morning session, the day will see several events showcasing and discussion new technologies & innovations within the industry, adding to the story. 

Within this morning session, Don will be joined by Joost Bergen, Liquidity, Fintech, Match Making, Treasury Advisor & Trainer, Blossom-It to will co-host the show, and participate in further discussions related to this area throughout the day. 

Virtual Networking: After this online event, attendees will have access to the online networking area within our event platform, a place for automated one-on-one meetings to facilitate connections. Once in the meeting, you can communicate via the chat box or a video call.

Online Event
"One year of PSD2, where are we now?"
09:30
- 10:00
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One year ago, PSD2 and Open Banking went into full force. How are we doing today? Has the promise of open banking started materialising?

From our recent research report, we can clearly say it has: over half of surveyed businesses already currently use open banking products or services, and we're confident that open banking will be key to post-Covid economic recovery.

Interested in hearing more? Join YTS Chief Business Officer Leon Muis on the Amsterdam Fintech Week webinar on 25 September, 09.30 am CEST.

 

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Online Event
Fintech virtual roundtable meeting "PSD2 Innovation vs regulation"
10:00
- 11:00
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Protiviti is pleased to invite you to the “PSD2 Innovation vs Regulation” virtual roundtable meeting on Friday 25 September (10 AM CEST).

PSD2 has been around for a while now. The first DNB licensed firms are out there, and new applicants have entered the process. As a market, what did we learn so far?

During this virtual roundtable meeting we will take some time to reflect and discuss. Sharing insights and different perspectives on what it takes to acquire and maintain a license and what that means for organizations – how to effectively navigate this complex environment between innovation and regulation.

Online Event
Empower your data with ai
11:00
- 12:00
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ONLINE EVENT: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning is now becoming common place and thought of less as something you would see in a Sci-Fi film. Organisations globally are now leaning on data science to drive revenue, reduce costs and drive competitive advantage.

In this webinar InterWorks and DataRobot walks you through how automated machine learning lets the team you have in place build machine learning models that unlock powerful insights from data. Through unprecedented levels of automation, DataRobot makes machine learning accessible to data analysts and other fintech professionals and allows data scientists to accomplish more in less time.

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What’s covered?

· Managing Risk – More accurately predict default risk and loss severity, detect money laundering and other suspicious activities and improve the accuracy and speed of fraud detection

· Improve Operating Efficiency – Optimize pricing models, improve collections, and ensure financial compliance

· Optimise Marketing Effectiveness – Determine the ideal advertising outlets, discover cross-sell/upsell opportunities, launch effective retail partner promotions and align the right financial products with the right customers

· Understand your customer’s preferences – Analyze card usage, manage reward programs, predict customer attrition risk and improve customer satisfaction

Online Event
Mitek Identity innovators Q&A session: the interdependence of regulation & innovation
11:00
- 11:45
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Thanks for joining the Mitek Identity Innovators web series where we get to go up close and personal with people and companies that are changing the face of the world as we know it, using identity verification and technologies to build beautiful customer led solutions.

The aim of these sessions is for you to ask questions from our panel in an informal open discussion, so please post your questions in the chat box, we will try to get to all of them if we can.

Speakers:

  • Andrew Churchill, Author, Thought Leader & Change-maker – Digital Identity
  • Joe Bloemendaal, Head of Strategy for Mitek
Online Event
Holland FinTech new technologies & innovations panel session
12:00
- 13:00
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ONLINE EVENT: What to expect? Holland FinTech will be bringing together experts from the fintech industry, to discuss the what is new in technology and innovation and what impacts they are having on the sector.

Agenda:

12:00     Welcome Words & Setting the Scene by Moderator

– Joost Bergen, Liquidity, Fintech, Match Making, Treasury Advisor & Trainer, Blossom-It

12:10    New Technologies & Innovations Panel Discussion with Q&A
Facilitated by Joost Bergen

Panel:

– Joe Bloemendaal Head of Strategy, Mitek Systems
– David Buschman, CEO, Finturi
– Laurens Hamerlinck, Innovation Partnerships, ABN AMRO
– Amit Kumar, Senior Director – Financial Services, UiPath
– Fillipo Renga, Director of the Fintech & Insurtech, Osservatori Digital Innovation
– Aditi Sholapurkar, Head of Strategy & Investor Relations, NIUM

12:50 – 13:00 Closing Comments

Virtual Networking: During this online event, attendees will have access to the online networking area within our event platform, a place for automated one-on-one meetings to facilitate connections. Once in the meeting, you can communicate via the chat box or a video call.

Online Event
BDO Perspectives – in (digital) control
13:00
- 14:00
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ONLINE EVENT: BDO Perspectives – in (digital) control Is your (FinTech) company already fully digitally in control of your current outsourcing arrangements and (tax) integrity risks? And is your company making use of all the tax benefits that innovation brings? At our upcoming event “BDO Perspectives – in (digital) control” we welcome a number of our BDO experts to talk about a variety of topics related. We give you an insight in the Dutch tax incentives for FinTech (startups) companies. Or you can find out the (tax) integrity risk organization are dealing with. Also there is an opportunity to get the latest insight in the challenges and (technological) opportunities around contract management.

See below a short overview of our program on Friday the 25th of September:

• Innovationbox (by Niels Krouwel): BDO has developed an innovation control framework that will be presented. Additionally, the latest developments regarding the innovation box will be discussed. The BDO innovation control framework will allow FinTech’s to benefit optimally and in a sustainable way from tax benefits. The innovation box gives you a discount on the corporate tax from the profit resulting from your innovation. If you meet the conditions, your innovative revenues will not be taxed at 25 percent, but at a maximum of 7 percent corporate tax. An advantage that you do not want to pass up.

• Tax Integrity Risks (by Frederik Boulogne and Bart Schuurman): management of tax integrity risks by banking clients is a key topic for banks operating in the Netherlands. We will discuss to what extent the requirements equally apply to the various FinTech companies and FinTech services. Finally, Fredrik and Bart will explore whether FinTech companies could offer a solution.

• Contract Management (by Bram van den Elshout): the new EBA guidelines on outsourcing for banks and payment institutions were published in 2019. These guidelines introduce impactful new conditions for outsourcing arrangements, which financial institutions will have to meet by December 2021. In this session we will shortly introduce the guidelines and then focus on one specific item; contract management. The guidelines oblige banks and payment institutions to have a contract register which includes a (a great amount of) information for each outsourcing arrangement. We will provide you with insight, ideas and tools to implement this part of the guidelines efficiently.

Find out how these topics may apply to your organization and join us at this unique virtual session, and get a chance to interact with our experts and thought leaders about interesting opportunities and challenges.

Key details:

– Microsoft Teams meeting

– Friday 25th of September, from 13.00 – 14.00 h.

Online Event
Investor Panel: is Amsterdam the capital of capital?
14:00
- 15:00
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ONLINE EVENT: This panel will guide you through the state of market for fintech investments. We aim to give you insights in where venture capital firms are putting their Euro’s and  how they see the outlook for the industry, during and post covid-19. We take a European approach to investments and discuss early to late stage (even IPO and SPACs) investments, but also look at the Dutch ecosystem and it’s potential. Join the hunt for the next unicorns with this panel!

Agenda:

14:00     Welcome Words & Setting the Scene by Moderator

– CJ Welkzijn

14:10    Investor Panel Discussion
Facilitated by CJ Welkzijn

Panel:

– Thierry Zois - Investment Manager, Finch Capital 

– Harrie Vollaard - Managing Director at Rabobank

– Pauline Brunel - Investment Manager, BlackFin Capital

– Patrick Lemmens - Executive Director, Portfolio Manager Global Financials / Fintech, Robeco

– Edward de Jager - Founder & CEO, VenturesONE

 

14:50 – 15:00 Closing Comments

 

Virtual Networking: After this online event, attendees will have access to the online networking area within our event platform, a place for automated one-on-one meetings to facilitate connections. Once in the meeting, you can communicate via the chat box or a video call.

Online Event
UX & innovation
14:00
- 15:00
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Dr Andras Rung: Choose your features with care
14.00-14.20

The presentation will introduce the most effective research methods to select features that users really need. This will help you avoid unnecessary development and enable your business to focus on the right services.

Dr Andras Rung: How we created a voice prototype from scratch within weeks
14.25-14.40

Voice-based AI is transforming banking, bringing increased effectiveness, bigger sales numbers, and a more human touch. There’s a first mover advantage, but financial leaders are hesitant due to their limited knowledge and unfounded fears. Dr Andras Rung’s presentation will help you understand the context, challenges, and benefits, so you can take the necessary first steps. In his presentation, Andras will show how to build a voice banking POC (proof of concept) in a few weeks with a minimal budget.

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Andras is a veteran of UX with 20 years’ experience, and a strong focus on business goals and innovation (blockchain, voice). He is a peer-reviewed book-, blog-, and magazine author. With a PhD in linguistics backed by AI, he is the founder of Ergomania, the leading digital product design agency for Fintech and Banking.

Networking
14.40-15.00


Join us on the yotribe.com networking platform to make new connections and discuss the topics introduced after the presentation.

Online Event
Model Risk Management During Periods of Stress
15:00
- 16:00
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ONLINE EVENT: Stress testing is an important component of good Model Risk Management (MRM). However, in a period of intense stress – such as during the current Covid19 pandemic – models often fail in unexpected ways. In this webinar, Jos Gheerardyn, CEO and co-founder of Yields.io, will discuss how to use technology for crisis management of the model portfolio.

Expert Speaker Include:

Yields.io’s co-Founder and CEO Jos Gheerardyn has built the first FinTech platform that uses AI for real-time model testing and validation on an enterprise-wide scale. A zealous proponent of model risk governance & strategy, Jos is on a mission to empower quants, risk managers and model validators with smarter tools to turn model risk into a business driver.

In-Person Event
XFW20 Closing Drinks with Holland FinTech
16:00
- 20:00
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IN-PERSON EVENT: Keeping in mind the current COVID-19 safety guidelines in the Netherlands, we are glad to announce Holland FinTech IN-PERSON drinks for our members to close Amsterdam FinTech Week 2020 (XFW20).

While XFW20 will be held mostly online, we’d like to take the opportunity to invite you to have some drinks with us on Friday September 25th in an informal (secret, for now) physical setting.

Here’s how it works:

We will be socially distanced, in a reserved area of a bar located within East Amsterdam.
No agenda, just come, take the opportunity to meet in-person (finally!) with us, and other Holland FinTech members!

Location:
We will confirm the location of the drinks venue to the confirmed attendees on Thursday 24th September.

Please note:

  • Once you have RSVP’d below, you will receive a confirmation from the Holland FinTech events team. This email will confirm your place.
  • You MUST have a confirmed place to be granted entry.
  • There are only 40 spaces available therefore, we are limiting representatives from each company to 2.
  • If you can no longer attend, please let us know ASAP so we have transferred your place to someone else.
  • When in the bar, please ensure you comply with the health and safety guidelines provided to you.

This is XFW20

Taking place from September 18th until 25th, XFW20 will be gathering all players and companies active in the Dutch fintech scene for a week of events throughout Amsterdam and ONLINE!

This year, the XFW20 agenda will be led by Holland FinTech, who will kick-off every day with a 30 minutes session, focused on key themes for the fintech industry, sparking and shaping discussions. Holland FinTech will be diving deeper into the day’s theme at lunchtime, during a panel session with industry experts! 

Network online at Holland Fintech events

After each Holland FinTech event, attendees will have access to the online networking area within the event platform, a place for automated one-on-one meetings to facilitate connections. Once in the meeting, you can communicate via the chat box or a video call.

Gold Sponsors

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Funding Options

Funding Options is the leading marketplace for business finance, helping businesses across the Netherlands and the UK find the right funding for their situation. With 200 lender partners, Funding Options is delivering hundreds of millions of pounds in vital finance to thousands of businesses every year. It takes minutes, there’s no obligation, and it’s easy to use.

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Mitek

Mitek (NASDAQ: MITK), is a global leader in identity verification technology. Mitek’s intelligent orchestration of technologies intuitively verifies user identities for digital transactions in a customisable UX, reduces financial risk, friction and cost. Proven to deliver the highest levels of assurance, with over 80 million users processing billions of transactions, Mitek is trusted by the world’s largest banks for KYC onboarding and re-verification.

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Hubuc

HUBUC offers quick, reliable, scalable, and easy way to offer financial services to your customers. Our banking platform allows you to broaden your offering with minimal efforts while being fully compliant with regulations. Work with us to issue instant cards, IBAN Accounts, debit cards, open banking, white label digital banking or QR payments.

Silver Sponsors

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Tink

Building the future of finance. Tink was founded in 2012 with the aim of changing the banking industry for the better. We have built Europe’s most robust open banking platform – with the broadest, deepest connectivity and powerful services that create value out of the financial data. We offer the tools that allow anyone – from big banks and fintechs to startups – to build the future of financial services across Europe.

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UiPath

UiPath has a vision to enable every employee to use, create, and benefit from the transformative power of automation to liberate the boundless potential of people. Only UiPath offers an end-to-end platform for hyperautomation, combining the leading Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution with a full suite of capabilities that enable every organization to scale digital business operations at unprecedented speed. The company’s technology is already used by 6 out of the Top 15 European banks and 8 of the Top 15 US banks.

Themes of XFW20

FinTech Across Europe

We’ll be celebrating Amsterdam’s international relations, and how fintech is connecting people around the world to do business, travel and thrive across borders! Now, the European Union is working towards a single market, to overcome policy and regulatory barriers for business and people, but fintech solutions have already worked for almost a decade to overcome obstacles that separated us from the rest of the world. We will be championing the fintech solutions that take us all international!

Financial Inclusion

The disruption of traditional financial services by the rise of fintech has forced a shift in the industry, making many financial products and services much more accessible, affordable and understandable to individuals and businesses. We’ll be drawing attention to fintech solutions that benefit the underserved individuals and communities, that break down financial products to understandable easy blocks, improving the communication, and sorting out the consumers – or entrepreneurs’ – data to support financial decision making.

Collaboration
When it comes to fintech, we’re in the age of partnerships and collaboration. Partnerships are becoming the norm, over solo ventures, and it seems critical to staying ahead in the competitive fintech landscape. At the same time, privacy concerns and cyber security risks pose a real threat, making collaboration a complex task, especially between companies of different natures, a prime example being startups and incumbent financial institutions. It’s time to debate best practices and the future of collaboration!
Financial Innovation & Policy
Technology has been the major driving force behind innovations in the financial services industry for some time. Although the financial crisis forced changes in policies and regulations to allow for innovation and market dynamics, policy makers still seem far behind. With the implementation of PSD2, GDPR and increased focus on prevention of fraud, services providers have faced challenges. Where there is trouble however, there are opportunities! With many coming to aid supervisors to deal with technology – Suptech – or financial services companies with staying compliant – Regtech. Let’s all get together and discuss where the industry is heading!
Digital Transformation
Digital transformation – a buzz word you can’t get away from! Sparked initially by the internet revolution – and bubble – digital is taking over how we communicate, collaborate and organise ourselves. But what does it actually mean? Digitization as a process, is as old as the use of computers. What makes it different now, is that we are moving from isolated processes, being supported or replaced by software, to fully integrated digital value chains, within companies as well as between companies – becoming truly digital. Where do we stand with regards to this transformation? How can we learn from each other to improve our internal organisation and the way we collaborate?
New Technologies & Innovations
Since the scientific revolution, inventions and innovation have come at us, at an accelerating pace. When it comes to fintech, people and businesses have steadily become more and more reliant on these technologies and integral to many of our lives. But as most people are not technically educated, the understanding of these developments tends to go slower than adoption, putting users at risk and opportunities to be lost. It’s key for everyone to stay on top of these developments and educate themselves, but how do you do that? What trends are here to stay, and how can you learn about them?

Highlights from 2019

Become a sponsor

XFW20 will be bringing together the fintech ecosystem for 6 days of physical and online events, to celebrate the most innovative players and companies in the industry. 

This year, we are offering sponsorship packages that cater for a week of events that will mostly be online, allowing from a larger international audience.

Showcase your company next to the best in fintech by becoming a XFW20 sponsor!

Missed an event? Watch the video here

We are looking to showcase the most innovative fintechs in the ecosystem by streaming pre-recorded Video Clips throughout the week!

XFW20 Playlist
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Holland FinTech Flash Friday: Staying Ahead of the FinTech News - XFW20 Edition
Holland FinTech Flash Friday: Staying Ahead of the FinTech News - XFW20 Edition
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XFW20 - Holland FinTech Breaking The Ice: Financial Inclusion
XFW20 - Holland FinTech Breaking The Ice: Financial Inclusion
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XFW20 Holland FinTech Breaking the Ice: New Technologies & Innovation
XFW20 Holland FinTech Breaking the Ice: New Technologies & Innovation
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Innovation Video - AurusGOLD
Innovation Video - AurusGOLD
5
Innovation Video - Efficient Frontiers International
Innovation Video - Efficient Frontiers International
6
Innovation Video - Posthuma Partners
Innovation Video - Posthuma Partners
7
Innovation Video - Refundit
Innovation Video - Refundit
8
Innovation Video - UiPath
Innovation Video - UiPath
9
Innovation Video - Togather Finance
Innovation Video - Togather Finance
10
Innovation Video - Pescheck
Innovation Video - Pescheck
11
Innovation Video - CryptoRefills
Innovation Video - CryptoRefills
12
Innovation Video - Finturi
Innovation Video - Finturi
13
Amsterdam Fintech Week and European Fintech Navigator Launch Party
Amsterdam Fintech Week and European Fintech Navigator Launch Party
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Innovation Video - Ergomania
Innovation Video - Ergomania

Share your experience

Do you also want to showcase your company, or share your event video, submit it here!

Become a Host

Being a part of XFW20 is undoubtedly the best opportunity to drive the right traffic to your initiative, not only in quantity but also in quality!

Through the Holland FinTech channels (with an accumulated audience of +10k fintech professionals), you can expect accurate, extensive, and aesthetically pleasing promotion in the lead up to, and during, this week.

Each day, there will be a different theme that will direct content and drive discussion. Don’t worry if you want to do something different, let us know your plan!

Be included in our online communications around XFW20 to a network of fintech professionals.

Be part of the XFW20 agenda and join the Amsterdam Fintech Week brand to gain exposure.

Have your initiative featured in the marketing materials distributed digitally before and during the fintech week

2020 media partners

At Fintech Finance, we showcase the most up to date news coverage, and produce engaging content throughout all areas of the financial industry. By producing our unique Virtual Arenas three times a week, as well as video episodes which look at a range of topics within financial services, we bring key topics and updates into the financial arena. Usually our place is at some of the industry’s most prominent events, however 2020 had led us to adapt to make sure we attend and report virtually!

We report on the latest and brightest ideas from the Fintech world as an authoritative and trusted voice, focused on high-quality content and distributed to a global network. We have been building that voice over the years and with the support of our 65,000+ unique visitors online every month and with over 150,000+ copies of the print newspaper circulated around the world every year. Chronicling the latest developments in cutting-edge financial technologies including PayTech, RegTech, Banking transformation, Open Banking, Blockchain, WealthTech, Insurtech to name a few.

TNW is a future-proof tech media company that focuses on this cross-generational group and helps them get the most out of technology by informing them through remarkable stories and insights, and by bringing them together through extraordinary events and workspaces.

2020 Strategic Partners

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