Aalto Fintech Seminar Series in September-October 2019


Financial sector is facing new challenges and new opportunities stemming from

  • digitalisation and new technologies, such as blockchain technology, platform technology, big data and data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence,
  • the rapidly changing global landscape with new Fintech start-ups and large tech companies, and
  • new regulation.

The seminar provides a holistic view on how these factors are powerfully reshaping and redefining the financial industry. The outcome of this development is unknown.

Several topical subjects will be presented by Finnish top experts on Fintech, representing both traditional financial institutions and start-up companies.

The seminar is free-of-charge and open to everyone. Welcome!

Enrolment from here

Schedule of fall 2019

The seminar will take place in September and October 2019 in TUAS building, lecture hall AS2, Maarintie 8, Otaniemi Campus. Otaniemi Campus Map (pdf). 

Wednesday 18.9. at 16.15-17.45

Risto Siilasmaa, Chairman of Nokia Corporation, Chairman and Founder of F-Secure Corporation
What every professional in financial services should know about machine learning

Kaj Hagros, Managing Partner, Redstone Nordics
Startup crystal ball: AI-driven venture capital?


Wednesday 25.9. at 16.15-17.45

Sampsa Laine, Head of Digital Banking CBB, Nordea
Banking as a Service – from 1:1 to a ecosystem service

Bonnie Buchanan, Professor of Finance, University of Surrey, UK
Quo Vadis: Fintech in China versus the West

Wednesday 2.10. at 16.15-17.45

Timo Ritakallio, President and Group Executive Chairman, OP Financial Group
Disruption, digitalization and the future of banking

Matti Hellqvist, Senior Economist, Bank of Finland
Blockchain and distributed ledgers – bridges from theory to practice

Wednesday 9.10. at 16.15-18.00

Sirpa Nordlund, Senior Vice President, Customer Team Head, Country Director Finland, Nets
Cashless society & the dark side: Payment fraud and how to prevent it

Hugo Gävert, Product Owner, AI, Financial Intelligence, OP
AI and fairness in banking

Jarkko Forsberg, CEO, LVS Brokers
Building a Fintech; Expedition unknown

Wednesday 16.10. at 16.15-17.45

Eija Warma-Lehtinen, Castren & Snellman
Regulation & ethics of AI

Timo Hotti, Technology Strategist, OP Financial Group
A glimpse into the future decentralized financial data ecosystems

For further information, please contact ruth.kaila@aalto.fi, School of Science, Department of Industrial Engineering and Management

For students: see MyCourses, TU-EV Fintech Seminar 2019, 1-3 credit units