Rise of Global Platform - financial services as enabler to enter new markets, optimize performance and comply with local regulation

Discussion Table
4/10/19, 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM (CEST)
Discussion Table 3

In the wake of eBay and Amazon, we have been seeing rise of a new generation of platform ecosystems with companies like Uber, Airbnb, Shopify or Grab, but also less visible hidden champions like Blackbaud or Mindbody. Some of these companies have financial service teams that are larger than specialized fintech companies - so the needs and challenges around financial services seem to be massive. Questions we will discuss during the discussion table: Why are financial services to important in these ecosystems? What opportunities and challenges arise? Is Europe a good or bad place to participate and compete? As players in the financial service industry, how can we provide technology to help?