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Copenhagen FinTech is Denmark’s finance IT and fintech cluster organization. 

Copenhagen FinTech is a non-profit association open to companies and organisations with interests within the finance IT area. Copenhagen FinTech develops research, innovation and education within financial technology. Copenhagen FinTech initiates projects and analyses and uses professional knowledge to stimulate debate.

The Innovation Network for Finance IT and 
Copenhagen FinTech are having five focus areas. Companies, which actively participate, will thus have privileged access to knowledge and contacts. It can be a matchmaking for concrete projects, finding project partners, and obtaining resources for the development of research- and innovation collaboration with universities.​

The five focus areas are:​​​


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NEWS

​​Copenhagen’s new FinTech hub, Copenhagen FinTech, has found the man, who will head up the ambitious campaign in the Nordic countries within financial technology, shortened to FinTech. Thomas Krogh Jensen has been chosen for the job. He comes from a position as Development and Digitisation Director at Nordea Liv & Pension, where he is currently responsible for advancing the digital transformation. He has previously held similar positions in Danica Pension and the pension broker, Aon.​  
​Following the path of governments and regulators in the UK, Australia, and Singapore, Bank of Thailand recently announced its plans of implementing a regulatory sandbox. The intention is to create a regulatory sandbox that will be used as a testing ground for fintech companies. Bank of Thailand hopes this will open opportunities for product experimentation, enhanced innovation and the possibility for companies to ramp up their scale.  
In order to ensure the best conditions for the new venture in COPENHAGEN FINTECH, the position as CEO for COPENHAGEN FINTECH will be advertised and the position is to be filled by 1 October 2016. Read more here.

 
The #NoCashTrip Europe ended on June 27, 2016 at the Emerging Payments Associations annual Pay360 conference in Liverpool. The conference brought together an international PayTech community and focused on three core theme: Retail, Mobile and Banking.​ 
​CFIRs Get F’IT meeting on June 21st 2016, hosted CashlessWay’s #NoCashTrip Europe stops in Denmark to meet with a diverse group of speakers from the Danish Bankers Association, Nets, and Coop Tech. This group represented different perspectives ranging from a societal to a customer and retail perspective, which all are affected in a cashless society.​ 
CashlessWay is an Italian organization that works on promoting and supporting the digital payment culture and the use of cashless payment instruments. Its mission is to support and promote the use of cashless payments and increase the awareness of the potential that ePayments holds. In Italy, cash is by far the preferred transaction method and makes up a total of 83% of all transactions. This is significantly higher than in Scandinavia and it is 16 percentage points higher than the European average. ​ 
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Events

​Join this meetup and get a tour in the brand new FinTech Lab and hear how you can pitch you FinTech ideas to top-nordic investors at the Nordic Venture Forum 2016! Application deadline September 30th. 

DTU, KU, Riskbutler.com og Saxo Bank gik i 2015 sammen om et mini-projekt inden for risikostyring og volatilitet i finans med støtte fra Innovationsnetværket for Finans IT. Det innovative projekt har fokuseret på volatilitet, lav- og højfrekvente finansielle data, prognoser, periodiske niveauskift i volatilitet og software afprøvning. Resultatet bidrager med ny forskning og resultaterne kan bidrage til bedre virksomhedsledelse og øget indtjening via fx forbedret risikostyring i finansielle institutioner og andre virksomheder.

 
​Ifølge World Economic Forum er kunstig intelligens en af seks ”megatrends”, der kommer til at forme fremtiden. Den 29. november 2016 afholdes konferencen ”AI & Robotics i den finansielle sektor”, der med en spændende agenda sætter fokus på netop denne trend. Blandt bekræftede talere er: Inge Bender Koch, Senior Vice President hos Nykredit, Anders Quitzau, Innovation Executive hos IBM, Ole Søholm Jensen, direktør hos Spar Nord, Kaspar Kock Kristensen Senior Vice President hos Nets og Tommy Hummelmose, Stifter af Intelligent Banker. CFIR medlemmer får 10% rabat på konferencen. ​Konferencen er udarbejdet i samarbejde med partner, advokat, Ph.D Michael Camphausen, Camphausen|Co, der også fungerer som moderator på dagen.​ 

"The financial services industry has an increasing reliance on ICT. The strong standing of Denmark in this area indicates that there could be a strong potential for Copenhagen to increase its standing in financial services."

CEO, Professor Michael Mainelli, Z/Yen


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