Join Fintech University to learn from the best experts in the world

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Join Fintech University to learn from the best experts in the world
Join Fintech University to learn from the best experts in the world


Do you miss those good times at university when the key was in learning? With Fintech University we are going back to that environment and philosophy of life while still having fun. This is the slogan of the event, where you will have amazing “professors”.

On June 20 at the BBVA Innovation Center in Madrid, Chris Skinner will turn into a tutor to guide you through a new world, that of technological finances. The British expert is an independent guru who knows everything about the digital banking ecosystem like the back of his hand.

But Skinner won’t be alone as he’ll have a large faculty of “professors” who will turn this conference into a great training day for all avid “students” who want to learn from the best.

This line-up will be led by Shamir Karkal, who is now in charge of Open APIs at BBVA, and was one of the cofounders of Simple, one of the most advanced fintech startups in digital banking. Karkal will teach you everything that APIs can do for your business.

Are APIs a fleeting trend or is this the future business model? Do you have to implement a third party API to improve efficiency and reduce costs? Karkal will be answering these and other questions, as well as telling you all the details about the new BBVA API Market, which is in beta phase, to open all the group’s APIs.

If you’re seriously interested in payment channel innovations, you can’t miss the master class that will be taught by Taavet Hinrikus, CEO of TransferWise. His career has been unstoppable, from the first employee of Skype to managing TransferWise with more than 500 employees. His experience is vital for knowing how to improve, what steps to take, what strategy to follow, etc.

The CEOs of Holvi, Dwolla and Everledger will be the next up to tell their secrets of how to become a fintech startup and work with large financial institutions. How does this affect the business model?

Innovation in financial services will be another of the strong points of this university day. Yann Ranchere will share his knowledge about sectors such as private banking, retail banking, called-up share capital, etc., while Ewan Silver will show the path to follow for startups that are about to launch a new product and John Collins will be your expert “professor” on regulation, especially for bitcoins.

As you can see, it will be an intense day during which you can learn, be inspired and hear about the experience from the best, in a relaxed, interactive, dynamic and fun atmosphere. That’s Fintech University. Don’t miss out and sign up now!

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