21 March 2019 Australia-UK Chamber: Innovation Talks: FinTechs in Open Banking

 Innovation Talks:
FinTechs in Open Banking

Join us for our first Innovation Talks event of the year to discuss how Open Banking and third-party banking channels are reshaping traditional banking models and creating exciting new opportunities.

Thursday 21st March 2019

7:30AM – 9:30AM

Registration begins at 7:30AM for an 8:00AM start


Downer Room | Australia House | Strand | WC2B 4LA | Map

For security reasons, please bring photo I.D. for entry into Australia House.


Australia-UK Chamber Members – Free
Guest & Non-Members – £15

In the year since the UK brought in Open Banking regulations, the market has seen an explosion of providers, from FinTech challengers to established banks, all wanting to gain an edge in one of the world’s most competitive markets. Join our speakers as we discuss what works, what doesn’t and what the collaboration between banks and FinTechs means for the future of banking.

Speakers include:

  • Nicholas Heller, Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Fractal Labs
  • Karan Jain, Head of Technology – Europe & Americas, Westpac
  • Ben Johnson, Partnerships Manager- Business Platform UK & EMEA, Xero

More speakers to be announced!

Nicholas Heller, Chief Executive Officer and Founder,
Fractal Labs

Nicholas Heller has over 20 years of experience as a corporate leader and founding entrepreneur. Nicholas is currently CEO and Founder of the award-winning, FinTech company, Fractal Labs, and previously led the European R&D team at Google. He also sits as a Non-Executive Director for the not-for-profit organisation, SVC2UK.

Fractal Labs is a dynamics insight platform that manages cash flow and capital requirements for small businesses and their financial partners.

Karan Jain, Head of Technology – Europe & Americas, Westpac

Karan Jain heads up the Technology team for Westpac Banking Corporation in Europe and Americas. Karan has a keen interest in scaling FinTechs to support the finance ecosystem, and has advised a range of UK and Australian FinTechs. In 2018, he founded Fintech360, which will be launching the FinTech Growth Summit later this year. A market-first virtual conference providing leading insights from the FinTech and banking community.

Karan is well-respected across FinTech, banking and tech communities and speaks frequently on the impact of AI and FinTech on the finance industry. Karan has co-authored two books, the most recent, ‘Pivot’ is #1 bestseller in Organisation Theory & Behavior and Management Science on Amazon.

Ben Johnson, Partnerships Manager – Business Platform UK & EMEA, Xero

Ben joined Xero in 2014 and over the past five years has worked across Australia, UK & EMEA managing partnerships with banks and FinTechs to deliver innovative and integrated propositions for Xero’s small business customers.

Xero is the emerging global leader of online accounting software that connects small businesses to their advisors and other services by providing business owners with real-time visibility of their financial position and performance in a way that’s simple, smart and secure.

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