Innovation is a core component of the current federal government’s long-term plan to secure Australia’s future economic prosperity, not least with its National Innovation and Science Agenda, which is aimed at supporting a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship — similar to what exists here — and rewarding risk-taking.
There’s no doubt that innovation is a driving force for boosting Australia’s productivity, creating jobs and finding new and improved ways to do business and FinTech Australia, in partnership with LaunchVic, will hold its inaugural summit, Collab / Collide 2016 in Melbourne on November 3 and 4, bringing the FinTech ecosystem together to network and connect.
The two day knowledge-exchange will bring the whole FinTech Ecosystem together – Startups, Corporates, Government and Regulators – to define and declare Australia’s place on an increasingly global stage.
The agenda features debates about the latest local and global policy developments in fintech areas such as open data, blockchain / digital currencies, digital / robo-advice, alternative finance and payments. It will also focus on specific skills needed to help fintech startups thrive and grow in Australia, and promote best innovative fintech practices in a collaborative, open and transparent manner.
“Financial technology – or FinTech – is transforming our financial system and potentially our entire economy,” said Federal Treasurer, Scott Morrison, at a recent event.
“FinTech is all about stimulating technological innovation so that financial markets and systems can become more efficient and consumer-focused.
“Innovation can help drive improvements in traditional financial services and, perhaps more importantly, promote disruption through innovative new products and services, which can offer benefits to consumers and other sectors of the economy.”
The Treasurer will be addressing the upcoming Collab/Collide 2016 summit, along with the following speakers:
- Janos Barberis, Supercharger, WEF, FinTech HK
- Ismail Chaib, Open Bank Project, Germany
- Bryan Chao, Dianrong, Director, Strategy & Innovation
- Rob Findlay, Next Money, Co-Founder & CEO
- Mohan Ghandi, Entersoft
- Chris Gledhill,Secco Bank, Founder & CEO
- James Lloyd, EY, Asia Pacific FinTech Leader
- Joy Schoffler, Leverage PR
- The Hon. Scott Morrison M.P., Treasurer of Australia
- Aris Allegos, Moula, CEO
- Cathie Armour, ASIC Commissioner
- Simon Cant, Reinventure, MD & Co-Founder
- Peter Cook, Novatti, CEO
- Chelsea Dunne, Fincast, Co-Founder
- Danny Gilligan, Reinventure, MD & Co-Founder
- Richard Gluyas, The Australian
- Simon Lee, Promise Pay, CEO
- Adrian Loveny, NPP
- Charlotte Petris, timelio, CEO & Co-Founder
- David Pettit, Future Penny, Founder & Managing Director
- Victoria Richardson (APCA)
- Alex Scandurra, Stone and Chalk, Founder & CEO
- Jost Stollman, Tyro
- Stuart Stoyan, MoneyPlace
- Danielle Szetho, FinTech Australia, CEO
- Alan Tsen, Coindoctrine Consulting, Founder & Principal Advisor
- Emma Weston, Full Profile, Founder
- Jonny WIlkinson, Equitise
- Claire Wivel-Plater, The Fold, Managing Director