Banking, Finance + Insurance

FinTech. Disruption. Risk. Opportunities. Shara’s keynotes help you navigate the brave new world of finance.

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Facing disruption? Don’t despair – find new ways to manage risk, understand valuable new asset classes, and understand what it means for your Industry.

Investing for Tomorrow – Hot Industries of the Future

Which Industries will shape the future of tomorrow? Futurist Shara Evans explores the latest emerging technologies that will create the industries that will shape the world over the next 10-20 years, along with creating new investment and finance sector opportunities, and disrupting the status quo.

Understanding how this is likely to take shape is key to your success of tomorrow.. Future foresight is vital to staying relevant and in business. In this keynote Shara deep dives into the following topics to help you understand more about the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.

Topics include:

  • The convergence of Nanotech, Biotech, Info Tech and Cognitive Science — Creating the world of tomorrow
  • Automation — Understanding how Robotics and Artificial Intelligence will change the employment landscape, create new opportunities and industries, as well as raising huge challenges for businesses that don’t embrace disruption
  • 3D Printing — Mass customisation, on-the-fly product fulfilment and exploring the potential of smart materials
  • Combining Biotech and ICT — Will tomorrow’s programmers have degrees in computer science, chemistry and biology? What kinds of new products, services and industries will emerge?
  • Nanotechnologies — Miniaturising our interface with the world: the latest research in medicine, electronics, and augmenting the human body
  • The implications of living longer — Will retirement still be an option?

A Look into the Future – FinTech and Tomorrow’s Workforce

By helping you understand the latest Fintech Disruptors as well as dramatic changes to today’s workforce, futurist Shara Evans outlines a roadmap to what is already appearing on the market, as well as educating her audience about the impact of robots, automation and AI. Technology won’t just impact jobs – by combining tech advances with cutting edge medical research it will fundamentally change what it means to be human.

In this insightful keynote speech, Shara will take you on a journey into the job market of the 2030s. Starting with a look at today’s state-of-the-art developments, Shara will then extrapolate how the evolution of technology will impact life in the 2030s and beyond.

Topics covered include:

  • FinTech Disruptors — New Banking and Finance Options (P2P Lending, Risk-based Lending, Robo-Advisors, Automated Account Switching), Using AI in Finance, Biometrics, Crypto Currency and Block Chain
  • Smart Cities – how might they evolve in the 2030s?
  • 3D printing – a game changer for lots of industries, including examples of new job categories that don’t exist today
  • Robots + Jobs: What job categories are subject (or not) to automation? What will robots of the future be capable of?
  • The drone revolution: a look at some of the latest innovations, and a preview of the many new job categories that will be required to support the drone industry in the 2030s.
  • Artificial Intelligence: How smart will AIs get? Will we have personal AI-based digital avatars? What does this mean for the workforce of the future?
  • New Job Categories of the 2020s and beyond: By extrapolating the impact of advancing technology Shara will share her insights on some of the key job opportunities that will emerge in the corporate space.
  • Technology + Humans: Will we merge our minds with machines? How the convergence of biotech, ICT, nanotechnologies and augmentation of our bodies may change what it means to be human.

Please note: The actual topics covered will depend on the time allocated to Shara’s keynote speech.

AI + Robotics: How Technology Is Changing the Future of Finance

The rapid change of technologies ranging from Robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain and Cryptocurrencies all promise to offer CFOs exciting opportunities to transform their organisations.

But what is the reality of this digital transformation, and could the Future of Finance replace CFOs and Finance teams altogether?

In this keynote speech, Shara Evans provides a Futurist’s perspective on the Future of Finance and how CFO roles, responsibilities and relationships are set to change – specifically due to the rollout of artificial intelligence and robots across a wide range of vertical industries.

Topics covered include: 

  • Will smart machines replace smart CFOs?
  • What will the rollout of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) mean to the accounting profession?
  • What are the various ways that AI can be used in the banking and finance sector?
  • How can you leverage AI, Big Data and Analytics to give your company a competitive advantage?
  • How are industry leading companies already rolling out chatbots?
  • How can AI be used in sales and marketing initiatives?
  • What are the implications of collecting large customer databases?
  • What are the different ways that image recognition, facial recognition and emotion detection being used – and what can go wrong?
  • How smart will AI get?
  • And, what new executive level job roles will be created because of AI adoption?

Technology Innovations — New Ways of Managing Risk

Focussing in on the impact of automotive technology for the insurance industry, futurist Shara Evans talks about the latest advances and the flow-on impact to the economy, as well as the many new technologies that will impact the commercial property segment.

Technologies like augmented reality, sensor networks, drones, robots and 3D printing provide many new ways of mitigating property risks, as well as creating brand new high value asset classes. Be prepared to understand how this affects your business today and what you can do to minimise disruption within your Industry, Shara highlights exactly what this means and how you can take the next steps to ensure success.

Topics covered include:

  • Next generation vehicles
  • Augmented Reality
  • Sensor Networks
  • Drones
  • Robots
  • 3D Printing

Disruptive Technologies — Implications for the Finance Industry

Highlighting the Fintech Disruptors, futurist Shara Evans outlines a roadmap to what is already appearing on the market, as well as educating her audience on the latest emerging technologies that will create or disrupt business across a wide range of industries — along with their potential for creating new investment and finance sector opportunities.

Stay ahead of the game with this insightful keynote session to help navigate your way to a successful future today.

Topics covered include:

  • FinTech State of Play — New Banking and Finance Options (P2P Lending, Robo-Advisors, Big Data Analytics), Crypto Currency, NFC (smart cards, digital wallets / phone payments, new form factors for ATM machines), FinTech Hubs
  • Emerging Technologies — Profound changes in the way we live (augmented reality, virtual reality, holograms, 3D scanning, 3D facial recognition) — cross-industry impacts and opportunities
  • 3D Printing set to shake up the supply chain — In the not-too-distant future everything from spare parts to body parts to houses will be printable on demand
  • The next generation of shopping — The technologies underpinning mass customisation (will we still need shopping centres or retail stores?)
  • Home automation — Connecting to the Internet of Things, Smart Appliances and Robot Shoppers set to make financial transactions
  • Air, Land + Sea: Expect to see Robots everywhere! Examples include driverless cars (impact on financing, insurance, individual car ownership, car parks), drones popping up everywhere, and robots as a service
  • Artificial Intelligence — In a world where Digital Avatars conduct transactions, what is the impact of automation on jobs?
‘I am quite sure that most, if not all people present left the awards ceremony with their mind blown’
Jason Swemmer, Head of Audit & Risk, Cleanaway Waste Management Limited

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