Advances in digital technology continue to rapidly change the world of financial services, providing opportunities for new client propositions, ways of working, and productivity increases. Jersey remains a forward-thinking international finance centre, focussed on delivering future-proof digital initiatives to ensure ongoing success.
Joined by our key partners in Government, the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC) and Digital Jersey, this event will provide an opportunity to learn about Jersey’s strategic fintech priorities, our plans for the next 12 months, and how identified initiatives will deliver long-lasting benefits to the Island.
Registration will begin at 8.00 am, with light refreshments and breakfast, before presentations commence at 8.30 am.
Registration and networking
Welcome and introductions – Amy Bryant, Jersey Finance
Update from Jersey Finance
Update from Digital Jersey
Update from Government of Jersey
Update from JFSC
Speaker Q&A session with Sli.do
Panel session with leading fintech professionals
Fintech panel Q&A session with Sli.do
Amy is Deputy Chief Executive of Jersey Finance. Amy joined Jersey Finance in 2011, becoming Chief Operating Officer in January 2014 and assuming her current role in September 2017. Amy also retains an active position leading the Strategic Projects team which undertakes projects and initiatives to develop the financial services industry in the Island.
Amy was born and educated in Jersey and subsequently went on to study at Durham University where she graduated with an honours degree in Natural Sciences.
Previous to Jersey Finance, Amy worked for PwC in the Channel Islands where she specialised in the taxation of offshore funds and Jersey corporate vehicles and provided international structuring advice to a global client base. Whilst working within the tax team, Amy was admitted to the Chartered Institute of Taxation as a Chartered Tax Advisor. Amy initially qualified as a chartered accountant within PwC’s Assurance team working on the audits of a number of banks, financial institutions and public sector bodies.
Mike Jones Director of Policy and Risk, JFSC
Mike Jones is Director of Policy and Risk at the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC), and a member of the Executive team. Mike’s primary remits are developing and effectively implementing regulatory policies to benefit the Island and leading the organisation on enterprise risk management. Mike regularly represents Jersey at international fora responding to global regulatory standards and was responsible for the Island’s response to the AIFMD Directive. He previously assisted with redrafting the IOSCO principles and methodology in relation to Collective Investment Funds and Hedge Funds. He also plays an active role in domestic innovation and Fintech. Mike joined the JFSC in 2000 on the first graduate trainee programme. During his time at the regulator, he has undertaken three secondments in Australia, London and Jersey. Mike is an alumni of Harvard Business School and a chartered member of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments.
Oswald Lopes Director, InfrasoftTech
Oswald Lopes heads up the InfrasoftTech Operation & Delivery in UK & Channel Islands. He has over two decades of vast experience in AI driven financial services space across designing & delivering solutions for leading banks across the region. He has been instrumental in successfully driving innovation in the Fintech space by conceptualizing and providing Digital Solutions and Products for our financial institution customers.
After a 15 year career in banking covering operations, retail, corporate, credit, projects, technology, digital transformation, and strategy, with a focus on Jersey, the Crown Dependencies, UK, and Europe, Adam joined Jersey Finance in 2016 as a member of the Strategic Projects team.
An experienced project manager and technologist, Adam is a full member of both the Association for Project Management and the British Computer Society. As the fintech lead at Jersey Finance, Adam’s role is to manage projects and initiatives with a specific focus on development of fintech as an enabler for positive change in the finance industry through active Member and key partner collaboration.
Adam provides strategic insight on new and emerging trends, opportunities, threats, legislation, and regulatory developments and is adept at identifying opportunities and strategic solutions to support our digital aspiration ‘to be the easiest IFC to do business with remotely, in a digital world’.
Mike Feighan Co-Founder, Puritas
Mike is a co-founder of Puritas. His career started in banking before moving into the funds industry in the late 19’0’s. From 2005 Mike worked as a change consultant focusing on business improvements being the conduit between the business and technology. Throughout this period Mike gained precious insights into key business issues understanding th’ do’s a’d don’ts within multiple organizations. This insight proved invaluable when working with the Puritas technical team to build their suite of financial products. Mike continues to work with Puritas clients to introduce new technology to deliver efficient automated solutions.
Jason Laity Head of Fintech, Digital Jersey
Jason Laity is the newly appointed Head of Fintech for Digital Jersey Limited. He has thirty years’ experience in the offshore financial services industry, most recently leading KPMG in the Channel Islands. Despite being an accountant and tax adviser, he has a long standing interest in technology and has been a keen supporter of Digital Jersey since its inception. In his new role, Jason will be driving an even greater level of collaboration between financial services and technology companies in Jersey, and promoting Jersey as a fintech destination off island.
Jessica Osman Business Development Manager, Digital Jersey
Jessica Osman has been with Digital Jersey for three years driving the Fintech agenda. She has her background in Financial Services having spent the previous ten years with Citigroup across Dubai, London & Barcelona. In her role at Digital Jersey she works with entrepreneurs, start-ups, public and private sectors to encourage collaboration with the aim of accelerating adoption of smart technology and drive innovation in Finance.
James Silverston Director of Financial Services, Government of Jersey
James Silverston became Director of Financial Services in December 2018. Prior to this, he held several finance policy leadership roles in the UK Treasury including as Head of Asset Management and Head of Annuities. James has also been active in European policy making; he has worked for the Lithuanian Government and the European Commission, where he formed part of the fintech strategy team. James was deputy head of the UK’s Brexit goods negotiation team.
Stuart Richford Managing Partner, Sionic
He has over 25 years' experience across Private Equity & Fund Administration, Trust Administration, Banking, Treasury and Custody Services; advising on and leading post-acquisition integration engagements, business restructuring projects and technology implementations for high-growth businesses. Stuart is also an investor in / adviser to a number of technology-based businesses. Additionally, as a progressive organisational thinker, he regularly speaks on diversity and inclusion issues.
Jensen Nixon CEO, WARM
Jensen Nixon, CEO of WARM, is a Chartered IT professional and fellow of the Chartered Management Institute. Jensen has an MBA from Nottingham Trent University and over 20 years’ experience in the technology sector. In 2012, Jensen became CEO of WARM, (Web Administration Resource Management), a market-leading fintech/Insurtech product development company, with clients such as the likes of; HSBC, AVIVA and Lloyds, WARM champions innovation, transparency and customer centricity, employing 100 people in Jersey and the UK/India.