Fintech in focus

Launch Events | Tue 24 May | Author – Business & Finance

Ireland’s vibrant fintech ecosystem will be highlighted at the launch of the Business & Finance Fintech Ireland edition tomorrow evening, May 25th, at The Marker Hotel in Dublin’s Silicon Docks.

The country is fast-becoming a centre of excellence for fintech firms as Ireland gains a reputation as a country that is embracing competitive fintech businesses.

Given that the fintech industry employs at least 7,000 people here, key initiatives and support mechanisms have been put in place in recent years to develop the sector further.

Paul Kerley

Paul Kerley

Paul Kerley, one of Ireland’s leading fintech entrepreneurs and investors, will be honoured at the event. Kerley served as the CEO of Norkom Technologies, a global financial crime and compliance solutions provider, from its inception in 1998 and took the award-winning company public in 2006 following a successful IPO. Norkom was then acquired by BAE Systems for €217m in 2011.

Kerley currently serves on the boards of a number of technology companies including Fenergo, SmartBin and MindConnex Learning, and he continues to be a key player across the industry.

Garvan Callan, director of Customer, Digital and Innovation at of Bank of Ireland will also offer his insights at the prestigious event. Callan is focused on digital enablement, innovative proposition development and problem solving across services, channels, processes, communications and people.

Callan joined Bank of Ireland in 2013 from Danske Bank where he led a number of executive roles. He is also a council member of the Institute of Banking and has recently completed an executive programme at Harvard Business School.

Four Bank of Ireland Innovation start-ups will also be exhibiting in the main room.

Garvan Callan

Garvan Callan

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