Fintech Storm - IOT, Telematics & Payments 29th Oct 2015 6pm London

Event Info

Thu 29 Oct, 2015 from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Rainmaking Loft
1 St Katherine's Way
London, E1w 1 UN, UK
Cost: GBP25 for startups, GBP45 for others



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In continued tradition of our stupendously successful Fintech Storm Series

Genius Incubator Presents


Fintech Storm - IOT, Telematics & Payments 29 October 2015


Come meet the disruptive thought leaders that are imagining the future of banking.


We invited the most innovative firms applying technology to solve industry problems

This is a Meetup not to be missed with talks and a round table where the movers and shakers of the hottest new industry - Fintech - will debate opportunities, and challenges of the new age bank!

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What: Fintech Storm featuring disrupters

Meet the CEOs

See Product Demos

Join the Fintech Revolution!

When: 6:00pm-9:00pm 29 October 2015

Where: Rainmaking Loft, International House

1 Saint Katherine's Way, London, E1W 1 UN

2 min walk from MOORGATE and 4 min walk from Liverpool street stations


"besotted with blockchain.." On @Linkedin by our Founder Arifa Khan.


Joe Nash, Developer Advocate, Braintree Payments

Joe is a Developer Advocate at Braintree Payments, a PayPal Company. Having learnt the dark arts of FP at the University of Nottingham, Joe is passionate about functional techniques and their benefits to developers. He believes in the educational benefits of hackathons and hack culture, and helped kickstart student hackathons in the UK as part of the European team at Major League Hacking.

Insert Token: Tokenization and Immersion

Tokenization is a vital technique for insuring security of critical user information, from usernames and passwords, to credit card numbers. But it's capable of more than just keeping us safe; it can improve the experience of our apps beyond measure. In this lightning talk, we'll do a quick, deep dive into what immersion means, and how you can ensure it in your apps using tokenization.

Andy Goldby, Chief Product Officer, The Floow   

Andy is a highly respected General Insurance industry executive and Qualified Actuary, with significant experience of industry issues built up over years of participation on the ABI Motor Committee and MIB Levy Committee.


He is responsible for ensuring that the telematics product delivered to insurers and fleet managers is tailored to the client’s needs and that the scoring derived from The Floow's low-cost telematic system can be provided to motor insurers, car makers and fleet operators with actionable insights to improve pricing and increase customer loyalty and ROI. 


The Floow


“Independent UK based telematics company The Floow supports leading insurers across the globe. It was founded in 2012 by sector leaders specialising in computer science, business and insurance. It produces comprehensive analytics and digital end-user services; delivering the world’s most advanced, low cost telematics - making vehicles safer and cheaper.”


Lui Smith, UK Lead, Coinjar 




As UK lead and general manager for Australia's largest Bitcoin wallet and exchange service,  - Setting up the legal, financial, and regulatory infrastructure for CoinJar's UK/Europe operation. - Building and leading a marketing strategy for UK service. - Assisting with recruitment of London engineering staff. - Establishing support services team for European timezones. - Generally leading and taking responsibility for CoinJar's UK/Europe operations as they grow.Postgraduate Researcher  

University College London September 2012 – September 2014 (2 years 1 month)Department of Anthropology  

conducted ethnographic research examining the politics and motivations of the Bitcoin community as part of UCL's digital anthropology program. My research included the largest qualitative survey of Bitcoin users to date (1000+ responses). I also examined the unique role of the block chain as a shared community canon, the demographics of early adopters, and the social processes that allow digital tokens to hold financial value. maintained a blog throughout my research at  



Dagmara Lacka, CEO & Co-founder, Boldmind



Boldmind, an Internet of Things company, we create innovative applications for real world devices.

We tailor strategies for organizations looking to unlock the wealth of intelligent data generated by connected devices.  We believe a competitive advantage will be achieved     by connecting the dots of various data points generated between humans and machines.


Boldmind was founded in 2012 by leading professionals in the digital, marketing, technology and media spaces. The aim was to use our multi- disciplinary knowledge to bring dedicated software and product solutions to clients who were beginning to realise the marketing potential of web, mobile and connected devices to drive business growth.


Boldmind delivers a viable, cost effective and rapid route to market for organisations looking to leverage the growing opportunities driven by the Internet of things.

nities driven by the Internet of things.


The debate will be moderated by our special guest


Ed Robinson, Senior Writer Bloomberg Markets Magazine

Ed Robinson covers fintech as a senior writer with Bloomberg Markets magazine in London. He has written on the blockchain, peer-to-peer lending, and the upheaval in the payments space. Prior to London, Ed reported on Silicon Valley from 2006 to 2012, and wall street from 2001 to 2006.


Thrilled to announce our next debate on capital markets 6-9pm in London featuring the most awaited  innovations : Otonomos, Heckyl, Blockchain Tech corp and to embrace the technology for banking. Our debates are high in Intellectual quotient, scholastic ability and debate to transform the world banking and financial order.      Fintech is at one of the most exciting points in its evolution, with disruption occurring everywhere you look. Alternative financing models, mobile payments and  bitcoin are gaining increasing traction with consumers and businesses alike. Some challenges remain for certain fintech businesses targeting the mainstream, but there’s no denying 2015 is proving a huge year for the global fintech industry. 



“The top 12 VCs that are reputed for spotting billion dollar valuation unicorns early such as Benchmark, Andreeson Horrowitz, Union Square Ventures and Sequoia are investing in Fintech in 4 main verticals of Online Lending, Personal Finance Management, Bitcoin & Cryptocurrencies, Marketplaces and Peer to Peer platforms.     We are helping emerging talent in Fintech get that early exposure to the banking & financial services ecosystem  as well as investors, facilitating a deeper understanding and dialogue. We are also evangelising Fintech and bringing sophisticated knowledge of research labs of disrupters like Coinsciences, Cubits,, and their futuristic thinking to the common man.     Talk to our audience. And we have fiercely loyal repeat audience. And they can now debate confidently with technologists on topics as esoteric as blockchain to as mundane as mobile payments.     

The most sought after Fintech companies share a number of characteristics:     They operate in large growing global markets  They are world class in their niche  They have attractive underlying business models with strong recurring revenues  Demonstrable opportunity to drive top line growth  World class talent and teams      Come along for a rich education on this hot new industry thats growing fast and reimagining our economy. Come join a lively evening of insightful presentations from disruptive fintech players and engaging discussions, rounded off by networking drinks with more senior executives from major banking and financial services companies, hot startups and investors.    More profiles to come..  














 Arifa Khan Founder Fintech Storm Series



Arifa Khan Founder Fintech Storm


Read what the Londoners have to say about the spectacularly successful brand monthly series Arifa Khan has built,">here.


Arifa Khan is a former investment banker in Private Equity led Leveraged Buyouts Mandate M&A transactions, a seasoned finance, strategy and operations executive based in the city of the London, with over 15 years experience in finance, specialising in Leveraged Finance/ Financial Sponsors Coverage/ Debt Products & Credit. She has worked with two suisse banks Credit Suisse & UBS. She has deep sector expertise in finance, operational insights, and the business acumen to forge big strategic partnerships.


Arifa has independently advised companies of all sizes from pre revenue to deal sizes of GBP300m on venture capital funding, scaling, international expansion, strategy etc. As an investment banker she has executed LBOs of sizes upto several billion USD across Europe across verticals such as Healthcare, Media Telecom & IT, Financial Institutions. She is a thought leader on innovation and disruption in financial services and a sought after speaker on payments and fintech at international conferences such as ICBI’s Payments International in London Mar 17-20, and will be speaking at Women’s Economic Forum Goa May 7-11. She currently architects Wharton Distinguished Dinner Series for Wharton UK Alumni Club as a Wharton Club Committee Member, and is currently the Chairperson London Chapter for All Ladies League.


Arifa has an MBA from The Wharton School of Business, a B.Tech degree from IIT Madras in Chemical Engineering. She is passionate about fintech and Blockchain. See her vision of Blockchain here.

Read "besotted with blockchain.." An overview of Blockchain's potential by Arifa Khan on Linkedin.

Read a review of Fintech Storm's recent event Open Bank / Marketplace Banking held on 22nd July here : "A tale of APIs.." By Arifa Khan  


Read an article "war for your wallet.." on Payments and mobile wallets by Arifa Khan on Linkedin



Who should Attend?  

Senior  directors or advisors  

Professionals working in banking and financial services industry  

Compliance or Regulatory professionals  

Managers and strategists of finance or investment companies  

Advisers and Financial services consultants  

Digital transformation specialists  

Blockchain researchers  

Fintech startups  

MBA & other students specialising in finance  

Public policy makers  


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