What is the future of FinTech

Stockholm / SUP46
Sweden 19 March 2018
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With Swedish companies like Klarna and iZettle challenging traditional financial services, FinTech has become a hot topic over the last few years.

Now you have the opportunity to listen to the authors of the upcoming book "The Rise and Development of FinTech - Accounts of Disruption from Sweden and Beyond" (Routledge, 2018). Claire Ingram Bogusz, Anthony Larsson, Mats Lewan, Shahryar Siri and Robin Teigland, will share their research findings at Estrad on March 19.

FinTech, or Financial Technology, entails new technologies and innovations that aim to compete with traditional financial methods in the delivery of financial services. Although the term FinTech has spread rapidly across the world in recent years, the impact of FinTech is wide ranging and varied. From offering previously "unbanked" individuals in developing countries access to financial products, to crowdfunding upstarts of local cafés, educational programs, and healthcare - FinTech startups are putting pressure on traditional financial institutions with cheaper and better products.

Sweden has a long tradition of financial services, and has generated FinTech stars that have risen to international acclaim. New companies are now starting up at an increasing pace, and the technological disruption that they generate is enabling end-customers and companies to access new and better financial services.

Our speakers will talk about the future of FinTech, addressing questions like:
-    What is the role of trust in emerging technologies and business models?
-    What are the implications of sharing personal data in the realm of FinTech?
-    How will FinTech impact society in our daily lives?

In conjunction with the lecture, we will also reveal the winners of Nytt&Nyttigt, a national student thesis competition on innovation (organized by ESBRI and Vinnova).

Please note that the lecture is in English.

Kort om föreläsaren/föreläsarna: Claire Ingram Bogusz is a postdoctoral researcher at the Stockholm School of Economics. Her research interests are in how code-based technologies affect entrepreneurship and interpersonal relationships, and her doctoral thesis zooms in on the social and technical creation of financial infrastructures.

Anthony Larsson is a doctoral candidate of medical science at the department of Learning, Informatics, Management, and Ethics (LIME) at Karolinska Institutet, and a researcher and project manager at the Stockholm School of Economics Institute of Research (SIR).

Mats Lewan is an author, international keynote speaker, futurist, consultant, journalist, and research analyst focused on future and technology. He has been working for more than 15 years as a technology reporter for the leading Swedish technology magazine "Ny Teknik".

Shahryar Siri is a researcher and project manager at the Stockholm School of Economics, where he was responsible for the three-year research project "The Innovative Internet" in collaboration with the Internet Foundation in Sweden. He is currently working on the new digital leadership program "Decoding X".

Robin Teigland is professor of business administration with a specialization in strategic information systems management, and co-director of the Center for Strategy and Competitiveness at the Stockholm School of Economics. She is interested in the intersection of strategy, technology, networks, and society.

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