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The first year of Fin.TechSummit takes place on November 16th, 2017 in Bratislava at Crowne Plaza Hotel. It offers opportunity to obtain the unique know-how in the field of innovation and technological changes in the financial sector as well as the opportunity to meet with the leading experts and investors in this field.

Fin.TechSummit conference approaches how the modern technologies influence the development and advancement of companies in the financial sector. The issue of digital economy will be discussed in non-traditional conference formats by advanced speakers from the financial-technological scene, which put emphasis on B2B matching directly at the conference and the personal connecting of experts from the different fields.  The audience on the event is confirmed by international speakers Great Britain, Estonia, Hong Kong, Switzerland, Germany, etc.), who belong to the world´s top. The conference participants have the unique possibility to meet with them directly at the event and consult their specific problems. The part of the conference will be the mining of crypto currencies, a bitcoin slot machine and many interesting presentations of EXPO section.

Fin.TechSummit is designed for representatives of financial companies that are open to innovation, IT specialists as well as investors from CEE region. “Bratislava offers an ideal starting point for finding ways for co-operation and progress,” says Davy Čajko, founder, organizer and expert guarantor of the event.

Unique know-how and effective networking

Fin.TechSummit conference offers its participants a competitive advantage in a form of specific know-how, which they can obtain. Speakers from Central European region, the Baltic countries and The Great Britain have prepared the content, which will not be freely available. They advise how to invest to technology innovation companies or how to engage in investing. Digital innovation experts in financial sector will share their experiences in panel discussions, which will be complemented by case studies, start-ups presentations and innovative companies.

The part of conference will be a 24-hour challenge – hackaton, which goal is to create a proposal of application for management of family finances. The attractive financial reward  from and the possibility of  mutual cooperation is waiting for the winner of hackaton.

Fin.TechSummit represents an ideal platform for negotiation. It helps to connect the right  people and save time. The conference organizers made an impression for creation the vision of the future for each participant of this sector and also the opportunity to meet those they need for further progress.

“The innovative conference format provides not only time-consuming answers for acute questions, but also the practical involvement of the right people. Directly stimulates the organisation of business meetings at the event,” adds Davy Čajko.

Thematic circuits

Fin.TechSummit starts with moderated round-tables led by Lydia Goudas, managing partner of Lehner Executive Partners together with five other speakers. The topic will be a legislative related to PSD2 – European Commission Directive on Banking Payments. REGTECH will be part of this topic – how the usage of new technologies cans easier fulfilment of regulative requirements. The technological innovations raise the questions, especially regard to increased safety of personal accounts, credit cards, ID card, etc.

The second thematic circle of moderated roundtable affects human capital in banking.

The form of roundtable and also the form of presentations, experts look closer to the technological revolution of the block chain (a special kind of distributed decentralized database that records all payments of so-called crypto currencies such as bitcoin – editorial comment) with a focus on crypto currency.

The second block will be dedicated to presentations in which will not miss a presentation of successful model of cooperation of bank and start-ups. “The co-operation with start-ups is win-win model, for bank as well as for start-ups and last but not least for the clients. The start-ups are specialized for sector of financial technologies, for which banks may not have the capacity or expertise. The advantage is that they present their ideas in real bank environment. We do not have to go far, because we have Slovak, resp.Czech, experts in artificial intelligence, data science and user experience,” says Marek Šupa, CEO

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About TechSummit Events

TechSummit creates an innovative event ecosystem focusing on specific topics. In the Central European region, this is a unique platform for innovative conferences that you can learn more about here:

About Future Proof

Future Proof is a founder and organizer of the Techsummit International Technology Innovation Conference. Its mission is to create and organize open platforms (events, conferences and hubs) that are focused on technology and innovation. The company also established the first SMART city hub in Central and Eastern Europe.


fintech digital congress warsaw poland

The fast development of digitalization, advancement of technology, and with this, the increased requirements of digital clients, have influenced the next edition of the FinTech Digital Congress.

On the 23-24 November 2017 at Hotel Westin in Warsaw, the third edition of the Congress will be directed to representatives of the financial sector, but also start-ups and investors who are interested in the fintech branch, as well as implementation of future technology in financial services.

The agenda of the event contains topics relating to the newest trends in the fintech branch, as well as the areas of their activity in the CEE. During the two days of the Congress, topics will be concerning cybersecurity, blockchain, RegTech, PSD2, fintech transactions and ICO, AI, big data and machine learning. What benefits will come from the fintech branch? How to humanize technology? Those questions, and more, will be answered by the speakers during the third edition of the FinTech Digital Congress.

The Advisory Board have taken great care over the high level of discussions that will take place during the conference. The Advisory Board consists of members such as:

  • Zbigniew Jagiełło, Honorary Chairman of the Advisory Board, President of the Management Board, PKO Bank Polski
  • Tomasz Czechowicz, Chairman of the Advisory Board, President of the Management Board, MCI Capital
  • Cezary Stypułkowski, Honorary Chairman of the Advisory Board, President of the Management Board, mBank
  • Marcin Petrykowski, Vice-chairman of the Advisory Board, Managing Director, S&P Global

The FinTech Digital Congress will take place simultaneously with the second edition of the InsurTech Digital Congress, dedicated to the implementation of future technology in the insurance branch.

We encourage you to look at the photos and video from the second edition of the FinTech Digital Congress, which was one of the three branches of the FutureTech Congress held in May.

More information about the event can be found on the website

The event is organized by MMC Polska.

bitcoin super conference

The Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference is organized by Richard Jacobs, publisher of the Future Tech Podcast and former manager of the official podcast. Headline speakers include: Tim Draper, the Billionaire venture capitalist, Erik Voorhees, one of the world’s most pre-eminent Bitcoin entrepreneurs, Charlie Shrem, founder of the Bitcoin Foundation, and more than fifty other thought leaders and respected players in the blockchain industry.

“Last time we saw a mega-growth industry like this, it was social media”, said Mr. Jacobs. “But most ordinary folks – the small guy – we couldn’t get in on the opportunity until the industry was already past its growth phase, when investors had already made their fortunes and were now offloading Facebook shares onto the public at inflated prices. What’s exciting about the blockchain revolution is that, this time around, it’s open to anyone who’s smart enough to see where cryptocurrency is heading.”

The Super Conference covers three days and includes an optional “beginners track” – a crash course for those who are new to cryptocurrency and blockchain and need to understand the industry quickly.

The main conference will feature more than fifty headline talks, which all converge around the following question: what’s the best way for regular, normal people to invest in the blockchain revolution and reap handsome profits as the technology enters the mainstream next year?

As well as the main conference and the beginners track, there will also be a complimentary hackathon for kids, teens, and young adults, providing them with the perfect opportunity to gain valuable experience in entrepreneurship, build their confidence, make new friends, and have a blast.

Registration for the Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference is still open, though tickets are selling out faster than the organisers anticipated. Attendees who register before the end of October will benefit from a special “Early Adopter” rate and a complimentary Super Conference t-shirt.

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About the Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Blockchain Super Conference:

This three-day conference will be held at the Dallas Fort Worth Airport Marriot from Friday February 16th to Sunday February 18th, 2018. We are expecting more than 800 attendees, at least 35 headline speakers, and upward of 50 exhibitors – with talks from founders, developers, and early-stage investors of blockchain start-ups, including many that are planning ICOs throughout 2018.

NEW YORK CITY (Oct. 25th, 2017) – The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA), is pleased to announce that Symbiont, a leading smart contracts platform for institutional applications of blockchain technology, has joined the non-profit trade association as a corporate member. The addition of Symbiont to the WSBA reflects the ever increasing need for blockchain knowledge and expertise across multiple segments and disciplines of financial markets.

Notes Ron Quaranta, Chairman of the WSBA: “We are very excited to have Symbiont join the WSBA as one of our premier corporate members. Symbiont has been one of the true pioneers in the evolution of blockchain and smart contract technologies, and both the WSBA and our global members are eager to collaborate with Symbiont to reinvent the future of financial markets in a blockchain and smart contract world.”

Notes Mark Smith, CEO and co-founder of Symbiont: “We are happy to join the WSBA and welcome the opportunity to work with Ron and his team to educate financial industry professionals about the tremendous opportunities for blockchain technology to make Wall Street more efficient, leaner, and better at delivering value to its customers. Much work is needed to deepen the knowledge of financial professionals as this technology moves from pilot to production, and WSBA will be an important player in making that happen.”

Mark Smith, along with a Symbiont customer, will present the keynote at Blockchain for Wall Street, the WSBA’s annual education day, taking place on November 14th, 2017 at the New York Law School. For further information on the keynote and the entire program, visit

About Symbiont

Symbiont is the market-leading smart contracts platform for institutional applications of distributed ledger technology. Disclosed users of its platform include nineteen financial institutions for Smart Loans™, arranged by Credit Suisse and executed via Synaps, its syndicated loans joint venture with Ipreo; the State of Delaware for Smart Records™; a major European insurance company for Smart Swaps™ in the catastrophe insurance market; Orebits, a provider of asset digitization services;, an alternative assets platform; and Medici Ventures, a blockchain-focused venture firm. For more information about Symbiont:

About the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance

The Wall Street Blockchain Alliance (WSBA) is an industry leading 501(c)(6) non-profit trade association created for financial market professionals, by financial market professionals. Its mission is to guide and promote comprehensive adoption of blockchain and distributed ledger technology across global financial markets.

For information about the WSBA, including membership, visit or email to [email protected]

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Buenos Aires, Argentina–11 October, 2017–  The Internet Society (ISOC), a global non-profit dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet, has today launched a new paper outlining policy initiatives that government, the private sector, and local actors can take to expand Internet access to underserved communities and remote areas.

In support of the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and with half of the world’s population still unconnected, the paper outlines the need for innovative approaches in policies to connect those in the hardest to reach places on the planet.  It draws attention to Community Networks as a key example of new ways to close connectivity gaps and focuses on the need for new thinking on policies and regulations that support innovative ways to connect people.

Community Networks are built, managed and used by local communities. They offer a viable solution for affordable access in areas that traditional networks do not reach, or a backup and redundancy solution in instances where traditional networks may fail or are insufficient.

The Internet Society is urging the 100+ Ministers attending the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC) in Buenos Aires 9-20 October to implement policies on infrastructure and digital skills that enable connectivity for thousands of communities around the world.

“Enabling and supporting communities to actually connect themselves is a new way of thinking,” explained Raul Echeberría, Vice President of Global Engagement for the Internet Society.  “Policy makers and regulators should recognize that connectivity can be instigated from a village or a town and that they can help with innovative licensing and access to spectrum.”

Access to affordable and available spectrum is critical for Community Networks and policy makers can play a key role in ensuring adequate access to it. The report examines the various ways that Community Networks can gain access to spectrum, including the use of unlicensed spectrum, sharing licensed spectrum,and innovative licensing.  Network operators also play a key role in helping Community Networks. The report outlines recommendations for operators which include:  access to backhaul infrastructure at fair rates, equipment and training partnerships, and the sharing of infrastructure as well as spectrum.

“For people to reap the social and economic benefits the Internet can bring, policy makers must ensure that adequate spectrum is available for community networks, citizens, and other groups seeking to develop networks and provide access to ICTs. Community Networks are a key way to help us achieve the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, however governments must work with the private sector to promote local connectivity,” added Echeberría.

The cost to deploy Community Networks can be low. Often, the technology required to build and maintain the network is as simple as a wireless router. The networks can range from WiFi-only to mesh networks and mobile networks that provide voice and SMS services.  While they usually serve communities under 3,000 people, some serve more than 50,000 users.

To read the Internet Society report entitled “Spectrum Approaches for Community Networks” please visit:

To learn more about Community Networks:

About the Internet Society

Founded by Internet pioneers, the Internet Society (ISOC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the open development, evolution and use of the Internet. Working through a global community of chapters and members, the Internet Society collaborates with a broad range of groups to promote the technologies that keep the Internet safe and secure, and advocates for policies that enable universal access. The Internet Society is also the organizational home of the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF).


Media Contact:

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Internet Society


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