About Us / 5th Annual FinTech Summit 2018


Tuesday, 16th October


Ashurst, The Ashurst Ballroom, Level 9, Number 5 Martin Place,
Sydney, NSW 2000


About the 5th FinTech Summit 2018

We are very excited to be running the 5th FinTech Summit, and delighted to be partnering with global law firm and fintech experts, Ashurst.

The FinTech Summit brings together the influential, disruptive and innovative technology companies that are redefining financial services across all areas of fintech: lending, payments, big data, crypto, blockchain, InsureTech, robo-advice; and we’ll also be covering bank-fintech collaboration, the Bank’s corporate VCs and much more.

We put FinTech firms and FinTech entrepreneurs first. This event is for the ‘eco-system’ of fintech; from fintech entrepreneurs to finance professionals, investors, bankers, lawyers, and other tech professionals. The FinTech Summit and The FinTech Awards are owned and organised by Frocomm Australia; we are independent of any association, and our agenda is simple: we champion fintech.

You may also be interested in the FinTech Awards Click Here as well as our regular fintech meetups Click Here

Attendees at previous FinTech Summits include:

Acorns, ADCCA, Adroit Lawyers, AFPG, AIMS/SSX, Aircoin International, AirRemit, Allen Partners, American Express, AML Compliance, ANZ, APCA, Ashurst, Aurionpro, Baker & McKenzie, Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Bank Statements, BC Finance, Benchmark Media, Best Exchange Rates, Bit Trade Labs, CBA, Chi-X Australia, Codesource, Digital Asset, DNR Capital, emondo, EY, FinanceDesk, Financial Observer, Fincast,, Frederick Jordan Chambers, FundX, gale instruments, GBG, Goldman Sachs, Harmoney, Herbert Smith Freehills, Invest Blue, InvestHK, Investorbase, IPTMA, Joust, Keystone Capital, Korn Ferry, KPMG, Lab49, Lambdas IO , Leadenhall Corporate Advisory, Ledger Assets, Macquarie Group, Manning Asset Management, Map My Plan, MavenApp, Meeco, Microsoft, MoneyMe, Morgan Stanley, Motley Fool Australia, Nexus Law Group, Octet Group, OFX, OnDeck, Oracle, OzForex Group Limited (OFX), PayPal, Peter R Kelly & Associates, Practifi, Prana Credit Solutions, Preacta, Prospa Advance, Proviso, PwC, Quantifeed, Rackspace, RealP2P, Refine Media, Rice Warner, Roman Daniel Suit Club, Ronai Services, Schroders, Scottish Pacific, Sefiani Communications Group,, Skychain Australia, Smarter Group, SocietyOne, Spotcap, SPP, State Chambers, Stockspot, Succession Recruitment, SuperEd, SuperGuide, Swipezy, Swiss Re, Tactical PR, Telstra, Thomson Reuters, Transacumen, TSY, Tyro, UBS, Ultradata, UOW,, Vuhn, Waller Lawyers, Webpresence Builders, Western Union, Business Solutions, Westpac, Worldremit, and XTB

Program / 5th Annual FinTech Summit 2018

Date: Tuesday 16th October
Venue: Ashurst Ballroom, Level 9, 5 Martin Place, Sydney, NSW 2000

9.00am – 9.10am Welcome & Opening Remarks.
Welcome from Tim Brookes, Ashurst Partner
9.10am – 9.40am FinTech Industry Growth: Here Come The Challengers
David Hancock, Group Head, Afterpay Touch (CONFIRMED)
9.40am – 10.00am Changing Every Aspect of Banking: The XINJA Story
Eric Wilson, Founder & CEO, XINJA (CONFIRMED)
10.05am – 10.40am Challenger Brands & Neo-Banks Panel Session: Today, Tomorrow, and The Future with Open Banking
Steve Weston, Chief Executive Officer, VOLT (CONFIRMED)
David Hornery, 
Co CEO and Co-Founder, Judo Capital (CONFIRMED)
Natalie Dinsdale, Chief Marketing Officer, Athena Home Loans (CONFIRMED)
Van Le, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, XINJA (CONFIRMED)
Andy Taylor, Founder & CEO, Douugh
10.50am – 11.30am Morning Break
11.30am – 12.10pm The FinTech Sector Opportunity: Own your niche!
Q&A with the Founder of Brighte, and Jenny Schlosser, Partner, Ashurst, on the Brighte journey from startup to $60m+ in lending for residential solar power generation and storage.
Katherine McConnell, Founder & CEO, Brighte (CONFIRMED)
Jenny Schlosser, Partner, Ashurst (CONFIRMED)
12.15pm – 12.45pm Banking rebooted: How Up Banking will change the way you bank
Dom Pym Co-Founder, Up Banking (CONFIRMED)
12.45pm – 1.40pm Lunch Break
1. Afternoon Streams from 1.45 – 2.45 => delegates select a stream
2. From 2.45 – 3.30 => afternoon tea/coffee in the Ashurst Ballroom
3. Then => stay in the Ashurst Ballroom for the Closing Keynote Address: 3.30 – 4.30
STREAM 1: (Main Ballroom)
1.45pm – 2.45pm Open Data = Open Banking = The Era of Open APIs
How will Open Data change fintech? What are the opportunities? Can fintechs work with banks and financial institutions to use open APIs? Will consumers embrace their data sovereignty?
Damir Cuca, Founder, BASIQ (CONFIRMED)
Ben Ford, Country Head, Yodlee Australia (CONFIRMED)
Tim Brookes, Partner, Ashurst (CONFIRMED)
Chair: Katryna Dow, Founder & CEO, Meeco (CONFIRMED)
1.45pm – 2.45pm Funding the FinTech Revolution: what are your options?
Dirk Steller, Founding Partner, Seedspace (CONFIRMED)
James Cameron, Partner, AirTree Ventures (CONFIRMED)
Stuart Dullard, Partner, Ashurst (CONFIRMED)
Albert Bielinko, Principal, Telstra Ventures
MC: Brad Delamare, CEO, Tank Stream Labs (CONFIRMED)
1.45pm – 2.45pm Banking needs greater transparency – fintech has the solutions
Evan Wong, Founder, Checkbox (CONFIRMED)
David Hyman, CEO & Co-Founder, Lendi (CONFIRMED)
Connor James, Founder, Compliance Hub (CONFIRMED)
Richard McCarthy, General Manager, Sales, Product & Marketing, Perpetual Corporate Trust
MC/Chair: Lynda Coker, Non-Exec Director / Investor; Scale Investors Ltd
1.45pm – 2.45pm Culture, Values and Honesty: How To Attract and Retain the best Talent
Kristen Holmes, Director People, zipMoney (CONFIRMED)
Kylie Vitale, Head of People at Volt Bank (CONFIRMED)
Will Blott, Head Of People, Cover Genius
MC/Chair: Dexter Cousins, CEO, Tier One People (CONFIRMED)
All Delegates Return to The Ashurst Ballroom:
2.45pm – 3.30pm Afternoon tea/coffee break
3.30pm – 4.15pm The Paradigm is going to change, and faster than you think
Martin McCann, CEO & Co-Founder, Trade Ledger (CONFIRMED)
4.15pm – 5.00pm Conference closes: delegate networking until 5pm

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