Disruptive Technology in Financial Services Conference in London

FinanceEstonia and UK Trade & Investment organised on the 30th of October 2013 Disruptive Technology in Financial Services Conference in London. The event was designed to discuss what’s been done and what’s possible in disruptive Financial Technology (FinTech), to showcase innovative products, services and business models, and to look ahead to the future.

There were insider presentations and expert panel discussions both on consumer needs and on industry developments in the FinTech sector, with the aim to align what customers want with what can be provided both by industry newcomers and by evolution in the financial service sector as a whole.

Roger Gifford, the Lord Mayor of London, opened the conference, and the presenters were top level industry visionaries and disruptors from both Estonia and the UK. The inspiration for this event came from Roger Gifford’s visit to Estonia in April 2013, where he was impressed strongly by the innovation being delivered by Estonian FinTech companies.

The Conference was divided into three discussion panels on Financial IT market:
– Vision,
– Disruption,
– Shift.

Event was targeted at financial industry senior level decision makers, who want to:
– Gain insight to the latest consumer trends in financial IT sector;
– Positively disrupt their business with the best FinTech talents from Estonia;
– Find new and exciting business partners in the UK and Estonia;
– Know why Estonia is famous for E-services.



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Additional Pictures from the Conference can be viewed HERE.

FE London 2013 book A4 AConference E-journal

In course of the preparation process, we conducted interviews with many of the panelists and presenters to gather their insights. Collected thoughts are compiled for Your reading into this e-journal. Enjoy the reading!


Please read the agenda with information about presenters, discussion topics and time schedule HERE.


Disruption: Which technologies are causing the most notable disruption in the financial industry and how?
Presenter: Tiit Pekk, Adviser for CIO in Internet banking questions at Bank Saint Petersburg
Please read the presentation here.

Shift: What are some of the future financial technology developments and where do we go from here, today’s threats and tomorrow’s opportunities
Presenter: Linnar Viik, Mobi Solutions, partner, strategy and investments; advisor to the Estonian Government on Innovation and IT policy
Please read the presentation here.

Media Coverage

Please read the event media coverage in the following articles:
28.10 Postimees online E24 – FinanceEstonia korraldab Londonis Finantsvaldkonda raputavate IT lahenduste konverentsi
1.11 Tallinn Ettevõtjale  – Eestlased tutvustasid brittidele finantsmaailma IT lahenduste uut arenevat normaalsust
7.11 Arengufond Blogi – Kristjan Lepik: Eesti, kui kvaliteetne partner brittidele