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CEPS Fintech Day

Big Data, Innovation and Regulation in Finance

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Financial Markets and Institutions


The pace of data-driven innovation is accelerating in financial services. The promise of benefit for both firms and clients will become reality as long as the right policies and enablers are in place. To help meet that challenge, CEPS, ECRI and ECMI are jointly organising their Annual Fintech Day on “Big Data, Innovation and Regulation in Finance: Finding the right balance!”

Given the significant impact of digitalisation on all types of products and clients, the objective of this conference is to provide a platform for the exchange of good practices across the various supervisors and providers of financial services, thereby contributing to greater regulatory consistency across the different segments of financial services. As such, the scope is relatively wide and intends to include retail financial services (credit, savings and payments), as well as investments and insurance. The programme features key stakeholders in the financial services sector and high-level representatives from the European institutions, national authorities, the financial industry, FinTech start-ups and academia.

The conference will first explore the interplay between data privacy rights and financial innovation. It will then discuss the potential benefits, risks and challenges for robo-advisors and the capacity to progress from niche markets to the mainstream. The debate will also explore how policy-makers could further help financial firms better protect critical data against increasingly complex cyber-attacks. Finally, the conference will place some focus on the Payment Service Directive 2 and what it implies for banking.

The agenda can be downloaded here.

08:45 Registration
09:15 Opening remarks
09:20 Opening keynote address
09:50 Session I – Privacy rights and financial innovation: How to promote both?
11:15 Coffee break
11:30 Session II – The reality of robo-advisors: Business models, investor protection and supervision
13:00 Lunch break

14:00 Session III – Cybersecurity in finance: Getting the policy mix right!??

15:30 Coffee break

16:00 Session IV – Payment services, Fintech and data flows: What to expect?

17:25 Concluding remarks

17:30 End of the conference


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Discussants &

Below is our list of speakers and discussants.

Speakers list
Udo Helmbrecht

Executive Director, ENISA

Willem Debeuckelaere

Art 29 WP Vice-President, President, Belgian Privacy Commission

Birgit Sippel

Member of the European Parliament

Beverly Sawyers

VP, Head of Operational Excellence, American Express

Florence Raynal

Deputy Director, Head of European and International Affairs, Commission Nationale de l’Informatique et des Libertés (CNIL)

Mady Delvaux-Stehres

Member of the European Parliament

Charles Symons

Director, Head of iShares, Belux, BlackRock


Event Details

Financial Markets and Institutions

CEPS Fintech Day

Big Data, Innovation and Regulation in Finance

Event Address

CEPS Conference Room
Place du Congrès 1 - 1000 Brussels
Event Date

Day 1 - Thursday
Payable / Free for Members

Registration is free of charge for CEPS/ECMI/ECRI members, EU/national officials, full-time academics, PhD students (subject to available seats), NGOs (not representing industry sectors or a commercial interest) and press. Other participants may be admitted for €250 (VAT included, payable in advance or at the registration desk).

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