Program

The program for Copenhagen FinTech Week 2019 will be updated continuously.
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  • 14 June

    Fintech Startup Weekend - Day 1

  • 15 June

    Fintech Startup Weekend – Day 2

  • 16 June

    Fintech Startup Weekend – Day 3

  • 17 June

    Fintech Symposium + Hubs Night

  • 18 June

    Main Conference

  • 19 June

    Main Conference

  • 20 June

    Innovation Lab Crawl

  • Artificial Intelligence
    Blockchain
    Where
    Celebration Hall at University of Copenhagen, Frue Plads 4, 1168 Copenhagen

  • Artificial Intelligence
    Where
    Celebration Hall at University of Copenhagen, Frue Plads 4, 1168 Copenhagen

  • Blockchain
    Where
    Celebration Hall at University of Copenhagen, Frue Plads 4, 1168 Copenhagen

  • Blockchain
    Where
    Celebration Hall at University of Copenhagen, Frue Plads 4, 1168 Copenhagen

  • Blockchain
    Where
    Celebration Hall at University of Copenhagen, Frue Plads 4, 1168 Copenhagen

  • Tezos' upgradability, through its self-amendment capabilities, and its strong links with formal verification allow it to interact with research on different time scales. In this presentation, I will recall the main features of the Tezos blockchain, and discuss its links with the world of research.
    Blockchain
    Where
    Celebration Hall at University of Copenhagen, Frue Plads 4, 1168 Copenhagen

  • Functional programming and blockchains are a match made in heaven! The immutable and reproducible nature of distributed ledgers is mirrored in the semantic foundation of functional programming. Nevertheless, most existing blockchains favour an object-oriented, imperative approach to contract specification and execution, although it is widely understood that this style of programming comes with a range of safety and security pitfalls in the context of concurrent and distributed systems.In this talk, I will outline how IOHK’s Plutus team combines programming language theory, functional programming, and domain-specific languages to develop a radically new approach to blockchain contract development. This not only helps us to reason about safety and security, it also provides an integrated and flexible approach to smart contracts and decentralised applications that offers something to a broad range of users, from software developers to domain experts.
    Blockchain
    Where
    Celebration Hall at University of Copenhagen, Frue Plads 4, 1168 Copenhagen

  • Consumer expectations and fierce market competition have led to margins becoming increasingly thinner for manufacturers of consumer and commercial vehicles. These actors realize now more than ever, that the value of their goods no longer rests on the basic functions they provide, but rather on the types and qualities of user experiences they can offer: extra horse-power on demand, ability to share usage, selling data streams to third parties - to name a few.Increasingly, manufacturers are exploring ways to capture this value by turning a vehicle into a mini-economic platform that facilitates value exchange. Usage of that platform must be controlled so that value creation and consumption are neither impeded, nor corrupted, for the tenants that interact on it.Our R&D in policy-based access control, distributed ledger technology, and embedded systems has led to the development of FROST Technology for fully programmable sharing ecosystems and flexible usage control on a vehicle’s compute systems. FROST can thus provide consumers with novel, on-demand services whilst enabling manufacturers to tap into additional revenue streams.
    Blockchain
    Where
    Celebration Hall at University of Copenhagen, Frue Plads 4, 1168 Copenhagen

  • Where
    Celebration Hall at University of Copenhagen, Frue Plads 4, 1168 Copenhagen

  • Where
    Celebration Hall at University of Copenhagen, Frue Plads 4, 1168 Copenhagen

  • The Concordium blockchain network (https://www.concordium.com/) is the first business-friendly ID/KYC-enabled blockchain ledger. Features include: private proof of stake and the functional Oak smart contract language which has no run time exceptions. The Concordium Foundation funds the Blockchain Research Centre at Aarhus University (https://concordium.au.dk). The driving goal of the research center is to provide the basic research needed to build energy-efficient and scalable blockchain technology that is provably secure. Concordium's Oak/Acorn smart contract language is a member of the ML-family of programming languages. This language is functional and has no run-time exceptions, thus avoiding a large class of bugs. We have embedded this language in the Coq proof assistant. This allows us to give mathematical proofs about Oak smart contracts. For instance, we have shown that an Oak implementation of the infamous TheDAO contract is not vulnerable to a large class of attacks.
    Blockchain
    Where
    Celebration Hall at University of Copenhagen, Frue Plads 4, 1168 Copenhagen

  • Meet your startup colleagues! As part of the Copenhagen FinTech Week 2019, Copenhagen FinTech invites all our friend from the community of global fintech hubs and organizations and the global fintech startups community in Copenhagen for the fintech week for an exclusive night of networking at the new cool Nordea Headquarter in Copenhagen.For the hubs this is a unique opportunity to meet, mingle and network with friends from all over the globe – and for the global fintech startup community, this is the event you should use to kickstart your networking activities as part of the fintech week. We will of course also invite our strong network of investors and Nordea will invite their private banking clients – so plenty of opportunities for both partnership and investment!
    Where
    Nordea Headquarter (Grønjordsvej 10, 2300 Copenhagen)

  • Where
    Halvandet, Nets Global Stage

  • In the last decades, technology has evolved rapidly, fundamentally transforming all industries. The financial industry is changing at a faster rate than ever, and in this track, we will explore how incumbent banks, start-ups, and technology companies are driving the evolution of financial services through ground-breaking technological innovation.
    Nordic Fintech
    Where
    Halvandet, Nets Global Stage

  • The 17 Sustainable Development Goals from the UN are one of the largest challenges of our time. UN’s figures show, that it is possible to achieve the 17 global sustainable development goals by 2030 if roughly one percent of global investments are invested in sustainable solutions. To overcome this challenge, everyone must come together and work for a common, greater goal. We explore whether it is possible for fintech to bring us closer to a sustainable future. The question is: can fintech accelerate when and how we achieve the SDGs?
    Nordic Fintech
    Partnerships
    SDGs
    Where
    Halvandet, Nets Global Stage

  • Nordic Fintech
    Pitching
    Where
    Halvandet, Fintech & Dreams Stage

  • Globally, the insurtech industry is booming, and the opportunity for market disruption is bigger than ever. More than $8.5bn was raised by insurtech companies globally between 2014 and 2018, with 599 deals completed during the period. The timing is thus perfect for Nordic entrepreneurs to investigate how they can drastically change the sector with innovative ideas and powerful execution. However, there are certain signs of insurtech in the Nordics and Denmark not taking off in the same fast-paced way as with fintech in general. In this track, we ask some of the major stakeholders why? What are the main trends globally, what we can learn from other ecosystems and how we can stimulate more innovation and startup partnerships in the Nordics?
    Insurtech
    Nordic Fintech
    Where
    Halvandet, Fintech & Dreams Stage

  • Smart cities are the talk of the town, but they cannot exist without smart fintech solutions. We give you the opportunity to investigate how fintech companies can boost smart cities through IoT, data handling, insurtech, and blockchain.
    Artificial Intelligence
    Blockchain
    IOT
    SDGs
    Where
    Halvandet, Nets Global Stage

  • Where
    Halvandet, Nets Global Stage

  • Insurtech
    Nordic Fintech
    Pitching
    Where
    Halvandet, Fintech & Dreams Stage

  • Artificial Intelligence
    Nordic Fintech
    Pitching
    Where
    Halvandet, Fintech & Dreams Stage

  • How will we get ready for the new age of innovation? We focus on how open innovation ecosystems can be driven by partnerships and people. The time for collaboration and customer-centric solutions is here and we ask the question: is this the best way to innovate or not?
    Partnerships
    Where
    Halvandet, Nets Global Stage

  • Today, data is power. Whoever has access to and understands to make the best commercial use, will win the game. Data exploitation is a pressing matter, and more and more are calling out against financial exclusion. Can data ethics be hardcoded into fintech, and is regulation enough to ensure the ethical use of data? How do we balance privacy for the individual with the needs of regulators, public institutions, financial institutions and “big business,” And can we have a system that is both open, global, decentralized and secure?
    Data Ethics
    Regulation
    Where
    Halvandet, Fintech & Dreams Stage

  • Nordic Fintech
    Pitching
    Regulation
    Where
    Halvandet, Fintech & Dreams Stage

  • Israel is a startup nation and fintech is certainly no exception. The success of Israel’s fintech industry is already widely recognized by leading global financial institutions and service providers. The Israeli fintech industry continues to grow so impressively that it’s attracting more and more entrepreneurs and increased funding. According to Avi Zeevi, Co-founder and General Partner at Viola Ventures, “Israel has seen very successful fintech companies grow and nurture entrepreneurs and executives who have a great deal of go-to-market expertise, and most importantly a growing group of “second-time” entrepreneurs who have already built a successful company in the past and are now on to their second FinTech venture”. What can the Danish fintech ecosystem and entrepreneurs learn from the (fintech) Startup Nation and what can Denmark bring to the table? What can we do to bridge the ecosystems and create even stronger relations?
    Where
    Halvandet, Nets Global Stage

  • The Universal Financial Access goal set by the World Bank is that by 2020, adults, who currently aren't part of the formal financial system, are able to have access to a transaction account to store money, send and receive payments as the basic building block to manage their financial lives. In 2018 CARE Denmark and Copenhagen FinTech joined forces with the aim to match the challenges faced by developing countries with the solutions of smart and evolving fintech companies. The vision was to bring new concepts and innovation to the way we are working with poverty and global aid programs. This revealed a huge potential for the development aid and humanitarian sector, financial institutions and fintech entrepreneurs to partner. In this ‘track’ we explore the initial learnings from the partnership and initiatives alike, how the next steps can be taken and how it can be scaled. Why? Because fintech (and often together with NGOs) can make a bigger impact using the latest technologies and business models to address problems that truly matter!
    Where
    Halvandet, Fintech & Dreams Stage

  • Where
    Halvandet, Nets Global Stage

  • Big tech companies are moving into finance globally. How does this affect the financial landscape? We investigate innovation within finance in the big tech sector and ask the question: are big techs here to collaborate or conquer?
    Big Tech
    Partnerships
    Where
    Halvandet, Nets Global Stage

  • Challenger banks such as Revolut and N26 are on the march, acquiring more than 9 million users in Europe alone. Competitors like Revolut, along with skyrocketing customer expectations have put banks’ largest markets and profit drivers at risk. In the wake of these challenges, plus the ever-growing reach of tech giants, more and more banks are teaming up with FinTechs such as W.UP to play catch-up with disruptors. But can this new-found symbiosis help them both come out as winners?Join us for a rare conversation that brings together real heavyweights of incumbents, Revolut and FinTechs from Denmark and beyond, to talk competition, collaboration and everything in between.
    Nordic Fintech
    Open Banking
    Partnerships
    Pitching
    Where
    Halvandet, Fintech & Dreams Stage

  • IoT, blockchain and AI all have the potential to drastically shape our future. These groundbreaking technologies are defining factors in the future of fintech. As all industries get deeper into automation, digitalization, data sharing, and connectivity, we investigate how financial services can learn from the transition taking place in other industries and how fintech underpins the 4th industrial revolution.
    Artificial Intelligence
    Big Tech
    Blockchain
    IOT
    Regulation
    Where
    Halvandet, Nets Global Stage

  • We all know about the correlation between financial performance, profitability, and diversity. This includes diversity in the development of products and services, within a startup team itself, on investor boards and eventually in the fintech ecosystem in general. Yet, still, the fintech industry seems to be dominated by a rather homogenous workforce with approximately 80% of the Danish tech workforce being male and a majority of fintech products targeted at a male-dominated user base.During the panel debate, we will look at the necessity and transformative potential of inclusion in fintech focusing on the importance of diversity in the fintech workforce. With innovation not only stemming from a variety of ideas, but a diversity of contributors we will look at how promoting the role of diversity in fintech is not just about gender equality. For this, we will focus on how a diverse workforce is better at understanding the needs and necessary design of products and services for women as a yet underrepresented and under-leveraged target group of fintech products.With the mission to build an inclusive, innovative and sustainable fintech ecosystem, topics of discussion will include: • Product Design and Diversity: How can we make current designs, images and narratives of products more appealing to a wider, more diverse pool of users? • Customer Diversity: Are we communicating to different customer segments and how can we build services and products that advance women’s access and contributions to the financial markets? • Workforce Diversity: What opportunities are emerging from promoting diversity in the Fintech community and how can we find new ways of communicating working within fintech in order to appeal to the female workforce?
    Where
    Halvandet, Fintech & Dreams Stage

  • European Women Payments Network (EWPN) is a fast-growing European network for women in fintech, cards, and payments. EWPN strives to create awareness on diversity in the payment industry e.g. by organizing local networking evenings, seminars and annual international conferences. This launch of EWPN Copenhagen is the first meetup of 2 annual meetups/seminars in Copenhagen focused on payments open for women and men. Stop by the high tables by the Nets Global Stage and hear more about EWPN, how to become a member, the upcoming events in Copenhagen and meet Martha Mghendi-Fisher, founder of EWPN, and the Danish EWPN country ambassador, Annette Printz Nielsen from Bird & Bird.
    Networking
    Where
    Halvandet, Nets Global Stage (by the high table)

  • Blockchain
    Nordic Fintech
    Pitching
    Where
    Halvandet, Fintech & Dreams Stage

  • Large corporations must innovate themselves to stay ahead of the agile competition of start-ups. Due to complicated internal processes, this is often a difficult task, so we ask the question: what makes corporations win the game of innovation? To stay ahead of the game, how much do you have to break down in order to start building?
    Partnerships
    Regulation
    Where
    Halvandet, Nets Global Stage

  • Apple showed the world how big a competitive advantage great design can be. In a traditional industry like finance, product and interface aesthetics are of increasingly high importance. In this session, we show how the Nordic tradition of simple, human-centered design shapes the fintech solutions of tomorrow.
    Design
    Nordic Fintech
    Partnerships
    Where
    Halvandet, Fintech & Dreams Stage

  • China’s finance sector is at the forefront of innovations in artificial intelligence (AI). The country is home to 17 of the top 20 academic institutions involved in patenting AI and is particularly strong in the fast-growing area of deep learning. Recently JPMorgan Chase & Co sent a team of their executives to China to see for themselves. “It’s hard not to be both impressed and a little worried about the progress China has made” with artificial intelligence and fintech, Jamie Dimon, chief executive officer of JPMorgan Chase & Co., said in a letter to shareholders in April 2019. Ant Financial accounted for 35% of global venture capital investment in fintech firms last year, according to CB Insights. The Chinese company started in 2004 as Alipay, a payment service for Alibaba. It blew past US-based PayPal in 2013 to become the largest provider of payments via mobile devices. Now, the platform offers a range of services including investing, credit, and insurance. We will explore how China became an AI superpower? We also try to answer the question if and how Nordic fintech companies can play a role on the Chinese market and what it takes to succeed in this fast-paced technology race to win the hearts and minds of the Chinese consumer?
    Where
    Halvandet, Nets Global Stage

  • Nordic Fintech
    Pitching
    Where
    Halvandet, Fintech & Dreams Stage

  • With Brexit, powers are shifting, and the future of London as a financial powerhouse is challenged, bringing both opportunities and challenges to the rest of Europe. How will Europe keep their place in the global fintech landscape and how will Brexit affect the broader fintech ecosystem?
    Nordic Fintech
    Partnerships
    Regulation
    Where
    Halvandet, Fintech & Dreams Stage

  • Where
    Halvandet, Nets Global Stage

  • Nordic Fintech
    Pitching
    Where
    Halvandet, Fintech & Dreams Stage

  • Award
    Nordic Fintech
    Where
    Halvandet, Nets Global Stage

  • Futuristic, unparalleled ski slope and recreational hill on top of a new resource handling centre. Spectacular and innovative in the true sense of the words. That’s Copenhill – the artificial ski slope and recreational hiking area built on top of the new waste management centre.
    Design
    Where
    CopenHill, Vindmøllevej 6, 2300 Copenhagen

  • The One Initiative is organizing its first summit ever; Nordic Impact Impact Business Summit. The summit is neither a trade show, a conference or a pitch contest. It is a day of 100 round tables with room for impact companies to be matched with ambitious investors and thoughtful business developers to improve their business and solutions for a better world. 50 promising Nordic impact companies each host a table, where they are matched with potential investors and market experts. The companies are carefully selected by independent impact curators based on a thorough analysis looking at the product, technology, business model, impact data, team, scalability, etc. The event is for investors, impact professionals, business developers and other people with the right mindset and personal resources to support ambitious Nordic impact companies in their aspirations for a global market.
    Where
    Børsen / The Old Stock Exchange building in Copenhagen

  • You probably know that Copenhagen is a great City when it comes to quality of living, bicycles, sustainability and the cleanest swimmable harbor in the world. If not, you will experience it when visiting Copenhagen FinTech Week and our harbor side beach bar – for this conference, you should actually bring your swimwear!But did you know that Copenhagen is also home for a bustling and creative business environment packed with creative startup communities, vibrant tech universities, and innovative global financial tech companies like Nordea, IBM, Tradeshift, Saxo Bank, SimCorp, Nets, Chainalysis, and Netcompany? At the Lab Crawl, we invite you to visit these innovation hot spots for inspiration on how to work with innovation and to explore state-of-the-art technology-based fintech solutions of tomorrow. The program will be updated continuously.
    Matchmaking
    Networking
    Nordic Fintech
    Partnerships
    Pitching
    Where
    Various locations in the City of Copenhagen