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Digital Agenda & FinTech: the way forward for finance professionals


06 Jan 2016


Innovation & Enterprise
Science & Policymaking


26 January 2016

Press Club, Rue Froissart 95, 1000 Brussels


Internet and digital technologies are transforming our societies, bringing with them an incredible potential for new opportunities, but also new challenges and threats. From industry disruption in online payments for goods and services to peer-to-peer lending among many others, omnipresent connectivity, infinite data and artificial intelligence are transforming every level of the financial services industry. This digital revolution is fundamentally reshaping finance and further work is needed on issues such as how to ensure both convenience and security, fight online fraud and guarantee a sufficient level of data protection.

For the European Commission, it is “time to make the EU's Single Market fit for the digital age”. To translate this into concrete actions, the Commission announced in its Digital Market Strategy 16 actions to be presented by the end of 2016. It recently unveiled new rules related to copyright and also to digital contracts, to tackle the main obstacles to cross-border e-commerce in the EUThese complement previous achievements towards a Digital Single Market, namely the agreements to end roaming charges by June 2017 and strengthening cybersecurity in the EU.

At this timely juncture, ACCA (The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) and Deloitte are delighted to invite you to a lively panel session on Digital Agenda & FinTech: the way forward for finance professionals to hear from and then discuss with experts the impact of the digital revolution on the finance industries and their  users.


Please reply by 19 January to


Draft agenda

12.00pm Registrations and sandwich lunch

12.30pm Welcome speech, David Barnes, DTTL Global Managing Director & Deloitte UK Managing Partner for Public Policy

12.40pm Key note speech, Ivan Štefanec, MEP

12.50pm Roundtable moderated by Faye Chua, Head of Business Insights, ACCA

·        Peter Kerstens, Adviser on financial sector cybersecurity, DG FISMA, European Commission

·        Paul Brook, EMEA team lead Big Data, Dell (member of DigitalEurope)

·        Timo Span, Partner Technology in Banking, Deloitte NL

·        Katarzyna Hanula-Bobbitt, Senior Public Affairs Officer, FinanceWatch

·        Faris Dean (FCCA), Head of Business Services at Bowden Jones Solicitors


13.50pm Q&As

14.20pm Conclusions 

14.30pm Close


Cecile Bonino

Public Affairs and Media Relations Manager-EU

CBI business house 
14 rue de la Science 
BE-1040 Brussels 
Tel:+32 (0) 2 286 11 37 
Mob: +44 (0) 7809595008


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