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Fintech & Insurtech

Work Team

Description

The Fintech & Insurtech Observatory, formed in 2016 and currently in its first edition, aims to become a reference point for Italy’s entire financial ecosystem (banks, insurers, management companies, service providers, start-ups, institutions, etc.) to ensure that the disruptive changes that digital innovations are bringing to the financial world are managed in the best possible way.

Activity

The Observatory’s planned activities for the 2017 edition are as follows:

  • Field research involving the main players in the market: banks, financial intermediaries, fintech start-ups, public authorities, research centres, investors, service providers, retailers, trusted service providers, insurers, etc.
  • Numerous opportunities to meet and discuss with like-minded people::
    • 1 research orientation workshop
    • 2 invitation-only sharing workshops to discuss the most important topics:
      • Banking services for SMEs
      • Wealth & Asset Management
  • A visit to the Fintech centre Level39
  • A public conference to present the research results, with round table discussions and contributions from major figures in the world of business
  • A hard-copy report containing the main results of the 2017 research, to be distributed at the conference
  • Several in-depth online reports on topics addressed in the 2017 research
  • A bimonthly press review for partners and sponsors, compiling the most relevant facts about the international and Italian markets

Research

Research at the Fintech & Insurtech Observatory for the 2017 edition will be completed in December 2017 and will concentrate on several topics:

  • (Digital) priorities in the financial world
    • Impact of digital technology on the strategies employed in the banking world
    • Impact of the new incumbents on the strategies employed in the banking world
  • The users’ perspective
    • Functions used and requested
    • Knowing about and preparing to use new services
    • Preferences in choosing financial services providers
  • Expanded financial competition.
    • Financial offerings from players in other sectors entering the market and contributing to increased competition.
    • Mechanisms based on APIs for managing the changes brought about by digital innovation.
    • Types and impact of fintech start-ups financed at the international level over the long term.
  • Banking and financial services for SMEs
    • Italian and European Banking offer of ad hoc services for SMEs
    • Italian SME demand for financial services
  • Banking and financial services for SMEs
    • Italian and European Banking offer of ad hoc services for SMEs
    • Italian SME demand for financial services
  • The role of big data in the financial domain
    • Banking areas and processes potentially affected.
    • Impacts from cost, benefit and organisational perspectives.


 

Sponsorship Opportunities

Every year more than 300 companies join the Digital Innovation Observatories activities, getting in touch with the corporate, institutional and academic decision makers

Contact us

 

For further information, collaboration and support requests for the other researches of the Fintech & Insurtech Observatory, please contact Filippo Renga (filippo.renga@polimi.it).