FinTech: Balancing Freedom and Progress

When: 7th Jun 2017, 19:00 - 7th Jun 2017, 21:00
Where: Burges Salmon, Bristol Office, One Glass Wharf, Bristol, BS2 0ZX
Town/City: Bristol
Organiser: BCS Bristol Branch
Price: Free to attend for both BCS members and non-members
Further Information: Further Information

There is no parking at Burges Salmon however there is parking near-by, ie at Gardiner Haskins and there are a number of NCP car parks near-by

Adrian Shedden, Dave Tonge and Charles Radclyffe

7.00pm - Welcome
7.30pm - Main Talks
8.30pm - Refreshments

This third talk in the 2017 series will continue the theme about “of now” technology subject matters and have an underlying theme to examine the increasing careful balance required between “freedom and efficiency” that modern technology provides to us. This talk will be delivered by three representatives with varied experiences.

Adrian Shedden - Head of Fintech, Burges Salmon

Adrian leads Burges Salmon’s cross-departmental fintech and regulated lending practices and is a senior associate in the firm's funds and financial regulation team. Adrian has experience advising financial institutions, high net worth individuals, start-ups and major private and public companies in relation to regulation in the following main areas:

  • fund and asset management
  • retail finance, mortgage and consumer credit
  • payment services and electronic money
  • virtual currencies and decentralised ledger technology
    regulatory disputes.

Adrian is heavily engaged with the fintech sector. He is a mentor on the Barclays Techstars Accelerator and together with the Burges Salmon fintech practice has been assisting the FCA with its regtech call for input and engaging with R3 CEV and stakeholders on smart contract templates.
Adrian qualified as a solicitor in England and Wales in 2009 and is an alumnus of the University of Bristol and University of West England.

Dave Tonge - CTO at Momentum Financial Technology

Dave is a member of the Open ID Foundation working on open standards for financial APIs and is the technical representative for the Financial Data and Technology Association(FDATA). He also represents FDATA within the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) PSD2 Stakeholder Group as well as working with the Open Banking Implementation Entity to define the standard for UK Banking APIs. At Moneyhub Enterprise, Dave leads the team of Software Engineers, QA Engineers, UX Architects and Systems Administrators to deliver the best personal finance management solutions on mobile devices and across the web, for businesses to share with their customers.

Charles Radclyffe - Senior Innovation Specialist at Deutsche Bank Labs

Charles is a serial entrepreneur who has built and sold three FinTech and AdTech companies, and passionately supports and mentors young entrepreneurs and start-up teams.

In addition to providing advisory services to companies on their Data Analytics strategy, he is an experienced public speaker on topics relating to Smart Devices, Data Science, and Artificial Intelligence.

Charles holds an MA in Law from Cambridge, and his hobbies include golf, motorsport, science fiction and early modern history.