Turbocharging Transparency, Truthfulness and Trustworthiness with Technology

Online symposium using interactive Zoom. 

Tuesday, October 20th, from 6:00pm until 8:00pm, UK time

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Executive Summary; scroll down to get to the programme

This online symposium will be of particular interest to individuals and organisations that authentically align with the idea that the financial services sector needs to be trustworthy. 

Unfortunately, there is a mountain of independent research, such as the Edelman Trust Barometer, showing that the public do no trust financial services; and therefore do not have confidence in it. That’s a serious and systemic problem for a sector that needs to be trusted to function successfully.

There are many reasons for this sorry state of affairs, and a particularly significant reason is that the financial services seem to have failed to grasp the very strong connection between transparency, truthfulness and trustworthiness. 

We feel this is an important symposium and topic because:

  • Financial Technology is a natural ally of transparency. It follows therefore that we should enthusiastically embrace opportunities to harness the transformational power of technology to turbocharge transparency, truthfulness and trustworthiness
  • Fintech makes possible the systematic production and reporting of data that consumers need to make well-informed decisions about financial matters
  • Fintech can drive down the sector’s cost base through enhancing and harnessing interoperability; thereby enabling consumers to get better value for money from the financial products and services they use
  • Fintech can drive interoperability across the industry as a whole, providing the consumer with a more “joined up” user experience as well as far superior data security
  • This symposium will be a great opportunity for individuals and organisations to learn about the type of breakthrough technologies and applications that are entering the market and how they can constructively disrupt the status quo, helping to obliterate the opacity and obfuscation that the financial service sector is riddled with.

Our overall purpose for the event is to shine a very bright light onto this important topic; in keeping with the TTF’s overall mission which is to encourage ongoing reform of the financial services sector, so that it serves society better. 

We they can constructively disrupt the status quo, helping to obliterate the opacity and obfuscation that the financial service sector is riddled with.

We don’t think any one person or organisation has all the answers; and we also think that all answers are worth listening to, so if you’ve got a point of view that you’d like to share, this is definitely an event for you.

Who should participate?

This symposium is going to deal with important topics and will be of particular interest to:

  • Leaders of tech firms that are bringing progressive solutions to the market that are a positive force for good in relation to transparency, truthfulness and trustworthiness
  • Academics and researchers in governance, stewardship, ethics, conduct and compliance in the banking, investment and pensions space
  • Industry Observers, Commentators; the Media in General
  • Policymakers
  • Regulators
  • Pension scheme trustees; professional and lay
  • Members of the Department for Work & Pensions
  • Members of the Financial Conduct Authority
  • Members of the Competition & Markets Authority
  • Members of the Prudential Regulation Authority
  • Members of the Bank of England
  • Members of the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy
  • Members of the Government Actuarial Department 
  • Risk Management Professionals
  • Compliance Professionals
  • Legal Professionals
  • Think Tanks and Civil Society Groups with an interest in the financial services space; and many more

All places need to be booked in advance, please

Use the button below to book your place.

Once your place is secured, you will be automatically Emailed the details you need to access the event through interactive Zoom – please be sure to enter your Email address correctly. 

For any queries please contact us.

What’s the purpose of this symposium?

This symposium represents one more step forward in our collective efforts to galvanise support for positive, progressive and purposeful finance reform.

Our event is part of a major international initiative about creating an over-arching framework for finance reform. At the heart of that framework for finance reform are the 12 Finance Development Goals that we are developing with the many TTF members around the world. 

We already know that the financial services sector as a whole has a significant reputation problem – the key takeaway from the Edelman Trust Barometer is:

“…at 57 percent trust among the general population, financial services remain the least-trusted sector measured by the Trust Barometer.”

…and that’s obviously a major issue for a sector that has to be trusted to function successfully.

It is clear that there is far too much adverse publicity about the financial services sector; and that it is having a long-lasting and highly damaging effect on the reputational integrity of the sector. 

This is a serious and systemic issue that needs to be resolved.

Our symposium creates a first-class opportunity for a wide range of stakeholders to share their thoughts around what needs to be done; how best to do it and who should take responsibility for fixing what seems to be broken; or at least very badly damaged. 

You can expect to be ‘amongst’ progressively minded and collaboratively minded people.

On the basis that “progress begins with realism” we’ll be we will be running the event as a forum to enable everybody to “say it as they see it” and thereby facilitating the kind of candid yet constructive discussion that is needed to help move matters forward.

We don’t think any one person or organisation has all the answers; and we also think that all answers are worth listening to, so if you’ve got a point of view that you’d like to share, and are keen to hear the views of others, this is definitely an event for you.

Format

We’re in trying times because of Covid-19.

So, it’s time for agility and adaptability, resilience and innovation.

As a consequence, this symposium is being run as an online event.

We will be using interactive Zoom, a highly effective online platform which means we can run this symposium as an ultra-convenient and wonderfully efficient event; all this, without you needing to leave your home or office.

You’ll just need access to a computer with Broadband connection. 

We will be structuring the event in such a way that it will be as engaging and as interactive as we can possibly make it. We’ll  be working hard to create as “life-like” an event as possible, with every opportunity taken to create interaction and engagement.

There will be several presentations with Q&A sessions and even a breakout session where attendees will be able to discuss particular topics amongst themselves and then report back on their findings. 

There will also be an open discussion and debate session towards the end.

All places need to be booked in advance, please

Use the button below to book your place.

Once your place is secured, you will be automatically Emailed the details you need to access the event through interactive Zoom – please be sure to enter your Email address correctly. 

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Here’s the programme and timings, so far*

13:00

Welcome to the symposium, introductions and initial exploration of the main issues; plus “Why we must rebuild trustworthiness and confidence in financial services; and how we can do it” by 

Andy Agathangelou FTTF FRSA

Founder, Transparency Task Force; Governor, Pensions Policy Institute; former Founding Chair, Friends of Automatic Enrolment; former Founding Chair, Association of Member Nominated Trustees.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-agathangelou-0295311

13:20

Breakout & Report Back Session, on

 

What are the main challenges to bringing progressive tech into the market; and how can those challenges be overcome?” 

 

for 30 minutes in total – 20 minutes for discussion within the Breakout Group and 10 minutes for the Report Back session

Breakout Session Conference Meeting People Signs 3d Animation

13:50

Short leg-stretch and comfort break, for 15 minutes

14:05

Presentation #1, for 15 minutes + 10 minutes Q&A with facilitated discussion, by

Jonny Ruck

Co-Founder & CEO at Scorpeo; former Executive Director and Head of Corporate Event Arbitrage at Nomura International

https://www.linkedin.com/in/jonathan-ruck-24641587/

and

Sander Eijkenduijn

Co-Founder and Chief Financial Officer at Scorpe; former Head of Delta Once Structuring at Nomura; formerly with PriceWaterhouseCoopers

https://www.linkedin.com/in/sander-eijkenduijn-1108b0167/

14:30

Presentation #2, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A with facilitated discussion, by

Suzanne Cooke

CEO & Creator of Ainstein and StockSmart; former President and Co-Founder, Energy Ideals; former Managing Director; Wasserstein Perella

https://www.linkedin.com/in/cooksuzanne/

14:45

Presentation #3, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A with facilitated discussion, by

Chet Gladkowski

Head of Customer Development, GoKnown LLC; Co-Founder, GAPro System; former Principal, Glad Enterprises; former Vice President, Business Development, Innovation Group

https://www.linkedin.com/in/chetgladkowski/

 

15:00

Presentation #4, for 10 minutes + 5 minutes Q&A with facilitated discussion, by

 

15:15

Short leg-stretch and comfort break, for 15 minutes

15:30

Open discussion & debate, 25 minutes

15:55

Final conclusions; and suggested next steps, by  

Andy Agathangelou FTTF FRSA, Founder, Transparency Task Force; Governor, Pensions Policy Institute; former Founding Chair, Friends of Automatic Enrolment; former Founding Chair, Association of Member Nominated Trustees.

https://www.linkedin.com/in/andy-agathangelou-0295311

 

 

16:00

Final close

 

All places need to be booked in advance, please

Use the button below to book your place.

Once your place is secured, you will be automatically Emailed the details you need to access the event through interactive Zoom – please be sure to enter your Email address correctly. 

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