As advances in digital technology, and specifically developments in Artificial Intelligence, continue to revolutionise our world and benefit the wider global society, there are also opportunities for the finance industry to improve efficiency, create deeper client relationships, and better protect the stability of the sector.

With a special focus this year on ‘AI and Digital Futures’, join us at our annual Fintech Update to hear insights on how the growth of AI is presenting opportunities for Jersey.

We’re delighted to be joined by keynote speaker Sulabh Soral, a futurist, innovator and thought leader, who leads Deloitte Consulting UK’s AI Engineering team. We will also welcome our key partners in Government, the Jersey Financial Services Commission and Digital Jersey, for their updates and a discussion on the strategies and skills needed for Jersey’s finance industry to take advantage of the remarkable world of AI.

Please view our full agenda below, and register now to secure your place, or email our events team if you have any questions.


Adam Brown › Strategic Projects Manager
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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’.

Jessica Osman

Jessica Osman Business Development Manager – Fintech, 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.

Rory Steel

Rory Steel Head of Digital Jersey Academy, Digital Jersey

Rory Steel, Head of Digital Jersey Academy, CTO & DPO at Beaulieu Convent School. Rory has over 20 years of teaching experience in Maths and Computing in which he specialised in Education Technology and online learning. As an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Innovator he ushered Beaulieu School into a world-leading Cloud School. Now he is expanding this digital-first learning pedagogy into Jersey's digital economy at Digital Jersey's Academy. Always experimenting with new technology and ideas Rory is always intrigued by the changing face of digital innovation.

Phil Godley

Phil Godley AI Investor & Advisor, Native Group

Following a career in financial services, Phil is an investor, board member and advisor to growth companies. These include companies which have successfully solved unique business problems with enterprise artificial intelligence. Phil is a machine learning practitioner and has worked on global open source projects such as supporting the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) and the International Skin Imaging Collaboration (ISIC) by utilising computer vision and machine learning to identify skin cancer in images of skin lesions.

James Silverston

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.

Sulabh Soral

Sulabh Soral Director, Consulting, Deloitte

Sulabh is a futurist, Innovator and thought leader with 17+ years product innovation, data science and technology experience in financial services. At Deloitte Consulting UK, he leads AI Engineering, a team of highly skilled experts spanning AI theory, applied data science, engineering and innovation/design thinking. Sulabh’s work spans across the FS industry having developed and applied multiple new ideas across payment services, retail banking, general insurance, life insurance, and others. His key focus is on helping FS industry transform through the application of exponential technologies to be more agile and responsive in the market place. Most recently he has developed OnSite AI, a Google Cloud based platform to help commercial insurers take advantage of these technologies to transform their businesses.



10.00 am

Opening Remarks and Industry Insights

  • Adam Brown, Strategic Projects Manager, Jersey Finance 

Keynote: Sulabh Soral, Deloitte

10.15 am
10.35 am

Fireside Chat: A Conversation on Implementing Artificial Intelligence in Enterprise: Government of Jersey



Future Digital Skills in Finance: Digital Jersey


10.45 am
10.55 am

Jersey Financial Services Commission



11.05 am
11.20 am

Closing Remarks

  • Adam Brown, Strategic Projects Manager, Jersey Finance 
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