Artificial Intelligence (AI) is currently a hot topic in various fields. Most agree that AI will be one of the key technologies – even on a par with Blockchain and DLT – exerting influence on the finance industry over the next few years. Yet there is a marked lack of clarity around the definition of AI. Major financial institutions and startups are experimenting with different methods of machine learning, but there is a sense that AI could go much further than that. This event will take a closer look at the potential impact of AI on the thriving Fintech ecosystems in the UK and in Switzerland.

Our keynote speaker Pascal Kaufmann is a renowned neuroscientist, entrepreneur, Founder and CXO of Starmind and an AI expert. His keynote and the subsequent panel discussion and Q&A with UK and Switzerland-based practitioners will be a fascinating addition to the ongoing debate around AI and Fintech. The evening will conclude with a networking reception with selected industry experts, the UK-Swiss business community as well as government bodies.

18.00Welcome and Opening Remarks
Dr François Voeffray, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of Switzerland, and
Alexander Renggli on behalf of the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce UK Chapter
18.05Keynote: Augmenting Human Intelligence – On the Symbiosis of Man and Machine
Pascal Kaufmann, Founder and CXO, Starmind
18.25Panel Discussion followed by audience questions
– Dr Louise Beaumont, Chair, Advisor, Angel Investor
– Alexandre Gaillard, CEO, InvestGlass
– Gero Gunkel, Group Head of Artificial Intelligence (AI), Zurich Insurance
– Elly Hardwick, Chief Digital Officer, UBS
– Pascal Kaufmann, Founder and CXO, Starmind

Moderator: Katia Lang, Co-founder and CEO at The Fintech Times
(This event will be held under the Chatham House Rule)
Networking Reception
with Swiss wines and canapés

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For more information, please contact Corinne Delany, Project Manager, Embassy of Switzerland.


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One Canada Square
Canary Wharf
E14 5AB

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