Program

08:00 - 09:00 

Registration and Refreshments

09:00 – 09:15

Opening Speech 

Thorsten Hens & Thomas Puschmann, Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab, University of Zurich

09:15 – 09:45

The Landscape of Global Online Alternative Finance

Bryan Zhang, Executive Director Center for Alternative Finance, University of Cambridge

09:45 – 10:15

Next-Generation AI Technologies for Housing Finance and Real Estate Markets

Kay Giesecke, Director Advanced Financial Technologies Laboratory, Stanford University

10:15 – 10:45

FinTech – Current State and Future Developments

Jesse McWaters, Financial Innovation Lead, World Economic Forum

10:45 – 11:15

Coffee break

11:15 – 12:00

Panel Discussion: The Myths and Realities of Cryptocurrencies, Blockchain, ICO & Co. and their Impact on Future Research

  • Douglas Arner, University of Hong Kong​

  • Veronica Lange, Head of Innovation, UBS (requested)

  • Jesse McWaters, Financial Innovation Lead, World Economic Forum

  • Bryan Zhang, University of Cambridge

12:00 – 13:30

Lunch

13:30 – 14:00

Current Trends and Potential Future Developments in InsurTech

Alexander Braun, University of St. Gallen

14:00 – 14:30

How InsurTech impacts the Insurance Value Chain - InsurTech for Life Insurers

Zia Zaman, CEO LumenLab Singapore, MetLife

14:30 – 15:15

Panel Discussion: The Truth about InsurTech and Potentials for Future Research 

  • Jeffrey Bohn, Head of Swiss Re Institute

  • Alexander Braun, University of St. Gallen

  • Stephan Karpischek, CEO, Etherisk

  • Zia Zaman, CEO LumenLab Singapore, MetLife

15:15 – 15:45

Break

 

15:45 – 16:15

Blockchain Economics

Markus Brunnermeier, Princeton University

16:15 – 17:00

Best Paper Presentations

Winners of the Best Paper Award

17:00 – 17:15

Closing

Thorsten Hens & Thomas Puschmann, Swiss FinTech Innovation Lab, University of Zurich

25.10.2018

Swiss International Finance Forum

Kaufleuten Zurich

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