The event is the first in a new series of annual events from Wired, designed to showcase the most disruptive sector of the year. Today -- with the rise of digital currencies, peer-to-peer lending and the democratisation of many other online financial tools -- Wired feels that sector is money, banking and finance.
The agenda for Wired Money, a one-day summit taking place in London on 1 July, has been announced.
• The first session of the day, entitled "Money Online:
The Democratisation of Finance and Investment" features speakers from companies offering users powerful online tools that are changing the ways we deal with personal finance and money.
• In the second morning session, "A Brave New World:
How Money 2.0 is Borderless, Data-Driven and Disruptive" the focus will be one some of the most exciting new models in money today.
Throughout the day, Wired Money will be hosting a number of pitch sessions on the Startup Pitch Stage.
• The Wired Money afternoon sessions will be broken into three shorter periods.
1. The human side of money will looked at in "The Human Element: How Your Behaviour Affects Your Worth", with insight from collaboration expert Rachel Botsman; Yoni Assia, CEO of eToro, the world's largest social investment network; and Anne Pascual of IDEO.
2. Later John Fingleton, formerly of the Office of Fair Trading will take to the stage, along with Sean Park from Anthemis. Their focus, in "Stimulating Innovation: Boosting Growth Through Regulation", will be on how government frameworks and large institutions can kick-start development in fintech.
3. Then it's into the world cybercrime, in a session entitled 'Hackers and Malware: Minimising Risk in an Era of Disruption'. Meline von Brentano from digital security firm Palantir and Alastair Paterson of Digital Shadows will be taking to the stage.
• The final session of WIRED Money is about spotting opportunities. More specifically, using data to identify openings in the marketplace and avoid potential threats. Speakers include Douglas Merrill, of ZestFinance, which uses big data to improve underwriting quality for lenders; Paul Hawtin, of Derwent Capital Markets, a sentiment trading platform dubbed the "Twitter hedgefund"; and Kevin Slavin from the MIT Media Lab.
Via jean lievens