Future of Banking – Beyond Digitalisation, Miikka Pakkanen, Director, Business Development, Boogie Software Oy
Banking, finance and insurance business are facing big changes. The disruption is driven by new players like Apple, Google, and Alibaba, new liberal regulation by EU ( e.g. PSD2) as well as new technologies, most notably blockchain. Therefore, financial technology is among the fastest growing areas where business opportunities and exciting new technologies intersect!
Oulu has excellent opportunity to become a major European centre of financial technology. Both strong traditional enterprises and start-ups have chosen this area. Oulu has very strong technological competences and academic knowhow in software and communications as well as lot of Nokia Money heritage and excellent tradition of local co-operation.
Oulu Innovation Alliance has chosen financial technology as one of the focal activity points. As a first step, a series of networking events is organized in the form of Business Breakfasts. In the first Financial Tech Breakfast, we will have two brief talks to get the discussion and networking going on, but the main role is with you, be active, network and benefit from this opportunity!
8.00 Networking breakfast at restaurant Smarthouse
Heikki Ailisto, Research professor, Docent, VTT
Kristian Luoma, Head of New Business Development, OP Financial Group
Miikka Pakkanen, Director, Business Development, Boogie Software Oy