An invitation: Vision and Program for 2021

An invitation: Vision and Program for 2021

An invitation: Vision and Program for 2021

What to expect:

We enable the digital exchange of insights and connections and will revert to physical events as soon as possible. Besides Flash Friday, Meetups, and roundtables, Amsterdam Fintech Week will again be organized by us in June 2021. We will connect internationally and organize several exchanges between companies and matchmaking. We will besides that create a more structural member input via interest groups, committees, and working groups, in association with the new board. We will set up continuous reporting about the developments of the fintech ecosystem, as well as entry-level and expert insights about the expectations for the future. We will keep on investing in digital tools to enable remote business and besides that focus on supporting startups as well as a positive impact with the knowledge, connections, and technologies we have available.

The structure:

We have seen over the years, that the needs of our program may change rapidly, to be able to provide relevant content and connections. Of course, we have several fixed elements that can be planned ahead, but we also want to help you in the planning, by fixing the structure somewhat. That means that you can expect several elements to return on a fixed schedule, while the content changes. We aim to provide appropriate networking (online – while necessary) with each event. Here is the schedule we foresee right now, so you can book your calendar.

  • Tuesdays 9:00 – 10:30 will be the fixed slot for round tables
  • Thursdays 16:00 – 18:00 will be the fixed slot for insight events
  • Fridays 9:30 – 10:00 will be for Flash Friday, our weekly news background fireside chat
  • Every second Friday of the month 16:00 – 17:30 will be our meetup with pitches and insights

The invitation

We invite you to provide feedback and provide us with ideas beyond our program for 2021 as presented here, as all rely on our understanding of your needs and wishes. So, this is foremost a call out, to invite you to tell us what you would like to learn about, who you would like to hear from, what you would like to discuss with whom, and who you would like to meet. Also, if you are organizing any events on your own, or are creating content or doing research, we are keen to advise you and see how we can support you. Tell us all about it, via your account manager or via one of the contact forms on our site.

In any case will our board, once installed end of January 2021, have a say in the content of the program. Therefore, we especially wish to share our ambition with you today, as shown in the image. But we hope that this setup, of focus on transformation, collaboration, representation, and impact, help you understand what we have to offer, as well as hopefully spark your imagination to get involved or approach us to organize something together.

Transformation

We want to be supporting the transformation of companies to become future-ready by being able to attract the right talent, capital, and licenses, and partner with other players, and use state of technology and business models. Topics on our agenda are:

  • Investing & fundraising
  • Talent development & recruitment
  • Knowledge development
  • Digital skills
  • Agile culture
  • Effective collaboration
  • Open data
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Technology development
  • Security
  • Scaling up
  • User experience
  • Growth hacking
  • Internationalization

Collaboration

We want to be supporting collaboration between market participants to allow optimal specialization, capital allocation and allow everyone to use state of art technology, tools, and business models. Examples of groups of players we want to bring together regularly are:

  • Insurance
  • Banking
  • Payments
  • Financing & Lending
  • Compliance & Regtech
  • Legal tech
  • Accounting
  • Pensions and Asset Management
  • Wealth management & PFM
  • Security & Identity
  • Capital Markets & Trading
  • Financial infrastructure

Representation

We believe we need to be establishing relationships with key stakeholders in society, like policymakers and regulators, to advocate the benefits and needs of a sustainable and thriving fintech ecosystem. On our agenda for the coming year are the following policy projects and reports:

  • Digital Finance Package
  • Fintech Action Plan
  • GDPR
  • Digital Services Act
  • Digital Markets Act
  • MICA
  • DORA
  • ESG regulation
  • Brexit
  • Consumer fintech report
  • SME fintech report
  • Sustainable fintech report
  • Social fintech report
  • State of fintech in NL

Impact

Our mission is to have a positive impact on the world, and we can only do so by assessing social and environmental impact by members and fintech solutions and coordinating impactful initiatives with members, and inform and publish about the initiatives and assessment result. The topics we want to create awareness and progress are:

  • Financial inclusion
  • Financial literacy
  • Digital/Data literacy
  • Privacy & financial data
  • Data governance
  • Cyber resilience
  • Sustainable finance
  • Diversity & inclusive workforce
  • SME finance
  • Social finance
  • Impact reporting
  • International collaboration

 

We are looking forward to working with you on all this!

Team Holland Fintech

 

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