The FinTech Revolution: Talents, Rebels and Disruptive Innovation
February 20 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The 1920s was a decade of new inventions that shaped America. Including the assembly line, automobile, washing machine, radio, television and refrigerator just to name a few. Like the previous decade a century ago, 2020 will be a decade of FinTech innovations and technological breakthroughs that will transform how we operate.
FinTech is the intersection of finance and technology and it is rapidly transforming the financial services sector. In 2019 alone, Apple announced the launch of its Apple Card in partnership with Goldman Sachs, Google announcedthat it will start offering checking accounts in the U.S., while Amazon and Airbnb announced a partnership with JPMorgan to provide an e-wallet for payment processing and cash movement. Mobile banking apps like Venmo and Zelle, robo-advisors and peer-to-peer lending services, crowdfunding campaigns and cryptocurrencies – these are all Fintech innovations. And like most innovation, the talent often lies with the rebels and misfits that are daring enough to challenge the status quo.
To kick this new decade off with a bang, BlockSpaces is excited to present Talents, Rebels and Disruptive Innovation: An Evening with Matteo Rizzi and the Fintech Revolution at Embarc Collective. Matteo is an unconventional entrepreneur, book author and has over two decades of experience disrupting the financial services. We are honored to have Matteo at our event and to be able to share his experience and insight into financial services with others. Matteo is also in a video with our own Jason Sallman, Director of Marketing at BlockSpaces, as an opportunity for our community to learn about one of the “40 Most Influential FinTech Executives in Europe”. We also anticipate announcing another major speaker in the blockchain industry next week that will cause this event to sell out quickly, so reserve your tickets now!
“2020 marks 10 years since FinTech really started making strides. I have been privileged to follow its course from the beginning, where today’s unicorns were still early stage pioneers and visionaries. At the end of the day, behind every tectonic shift like this one there are incredible talents and thinkers, some of them following the entrepreneur path, some others within their corporate journey. The next financial services journey will need space for these disruptors, accepting the fact incremental innovation will no longer suffice,” says Matteo Rizzi, Entrepreneur, Venture Partner, Speaker and Author.
The time has come for the rebels to be embraced as an asset to the industry, instead of odd ones to tolerate. My 2020 mission will be to share as much as possible all the lessons learned in this past decade, and I am thrilled for Tampa to be one of the first scenes for that!” continues Matteo Rizzi.
Join us for an evening of insight and inspiration and learn how Florida is gearing up to transform the state’s reputation as a leader in the FinTech space. The event will also feature the latest Florida blockchain news and speakers from blockchain industries and government officials. The event will take place from 6-9pm on February 20th at Embarc Collective. If you haven’t already, please subscribe to our YouTube channel to watch the latest video with Matteo that takes a deeper dive into his experience and hopes for FinTech innovation in 2020. To purchase your General Admission or VIP Tickets, please click here.