FIG Annual Conference

Event Details

Tuesday, 6 November, 2018 -
17:30 to 20:15
Aviva, Marble Hall, Surrey Street, Norwich, NR1 3NG
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Data, digitalisation and disruption - reimagining the financial services industry

Emerging technology is having a major influence on the financial services industry. Fintech ‘disrupters’ are entering the market and driving innovation across the sector from banking to insurance services. Whether it's the implementation of intelligent AI powered decision-making platforms, machine learning systems which enhance fraud detection, or contract reading software for legal services, technology is continuing to change apace.

FIG recognises the influence of FinTech in shaping the future of the sector and at this event we will explore the latest trends and innovations in technology and how the financial sector can respond to these advances to maintain competitive advantage.

The Financial Industry Group (FIG Norwich) is a partnership of leading firms, local government and higher education. FIG aims to develop a thriving cluster in Norwich that is recognised internationally as a centre of excellence for insurance, financial and professional services.


5.30 – 6.00pm Networking and Canapés

6.10 - 6.30pm Welcome and FIG Update

6.30 - 6.50pm Norfolk’s Fintech Ecosystem: a healthcheck on current strengths and future opportunities: Tim Robinson, COO, Tech East

6.50 - 7.10pm Building transparency into our AI-driven future. Ben Taylor, CEO, Rainbird AI: An insight into the AI industry today including its impact and inclusion in the financial industry.

7.10 - 7.30pm The Future of Digital Marketing in the Financial Services sector: MD, Rebecca Lewis Smith and Digital Marketing Consultant, Memo Christodoulou from Fountain Partnership share insights on the direction of digital marketing, and how the financial services industry can benefit.

7.30 - 7.50pm Interactive panel with Q&A session

  • Rebecca Lewis Smith, The Fountain Partnership
  • Tim Robinson, Tech East
  • Ben Taylor, Rainbird AI
  • Raphael Markellos, Professor of Finance and Director of Research, Norwich Business School, University of East Anglia
  • Steve Davidson, MD of Marsh, Norwich and FIG Norwich Chair

7.50 - 8.15pm Networking with Drinks

8.15pm Event Close

Who should attend?

This event is aimed at individuals working in the financial, insurance, legal and wider professional services and the FinTech sectors and is open to finance, marketing and technology professionals.


Register by Weds 31 October to secure your place.

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