Last November 7th, the Global WealthTech Summit, one of the most important WealthTech events of 2018, took place in London. The event hosted up to 600 relevant delegates from financial institutions and asset management firms, more than 100 Heads of digital innovation, technology, wealth management, institutional asset management and private banking; besides a lot of founders of market-leading WealthTech companies attended the event.

The Global WealthTech Summit agenda focused around the future of wealth management and private banking. As usual, Globant is always part of the most important tech events around the world and this time participates as Gold Sponsor. Federico Pienovi, our Regional Managing Director for EMEA, was  speaker on two important panels: “Leading digital transformation of wealth & asset management” and “Wealth management for retail banking customers”.

In the first panel, Federico shared his knowledge of digital transformation with Dr. Gabriella Kindert, Expert in Alternative Lending and Board Member in Mizuho Europe and Mike O’Sullivan, Chief Operating Officer for NVISO. The executives discussed about the key priorities for leaders when driving digital transformation; the factors that will make financial institutions the leading players in the future and how innovation is redefining research, investment and distribution processes.

Federico pointed out that the success of a financial institution to remain leader in the future relays on having a culture focused on the consumer; having the right technology capable to capture the data provided by their consumer; puting innovation, design thinking and technology in their business agenda; and finally, having the ability to scale it.  

On the other hand, Pienovi also participated in an interesting talk with Ben Chisell, Product Director of Starling Bank; Joe Parkin, Blackrock Head of UK for Ishares and Digital Wealth and Daniel Thomson, Product Owner Financial Planning and Retirement of Lloyds Banking Group. This time they spoke about Wealth management for retail banking customers. In contrast of the other panel, Globant was the only non – bank member of the panel and Federico explained the other side of the story of how technology helps banks to tailor their portfolios through analyzing the data provided by customers.

Globant always enjoys being part of this kind of events and is happy to  keep contributing with its brand and Globers´ knowledge supporting technology and innovation.

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