Cyprus FinTech Expo 2.0 took place on 13th Nov 2018 and we were there!
PHILOSHOPERS attended to engage with the local FinTech community! We felt right at home this year as the innovative use of technology towards an overall better customer experience is what our solutions deliver to the Financial Services industry, much alike our solutions for the Retail industry too, and it felt good! This message was echoed by most of the speakers and attendees as a core objective needed to win in a highly competitive landscape!
Addressing the enthusiastic crowd of 500+ new and familiar faces, our Co-Founder and Director Demetris Constantinou, introduced the FinTech & Banking Session, posing the question; ‘to bank or not to bank?’. Although Banks may generally view the FinTech Unicorns as a threat, embracing and turning into fintech hubs themselves is actually an opportunity that we see gaining traction internationally – something we like to call #Fintechgration.
Further down the line, Demetris then introduced the New Technologies session demonstrating the fundamental ABC’s of the new digital era; AI, Blockchain, Cloud, Data (and more Data..), emphasizing that the 4th Industrial Revolution we are currently experiencing, came much sooner and bolder than ever before – technologies such as AI and the Cloud may not be so “new” however, amazing use cases surface at speeds we have not experienced before.
Keynote speaker Siam Kidd closed the conference with a great keynote point; Disrupt yourself or else be disrupted! He gave many examples of businesses that failed to do so and vanished and predicted which ones may soon be history – The only companies that will THRIVE in the new tech shift are those that aren’t scared to step outside the box and imagine the endless possibilities! When we, as PHILOSHOPIC, help businesses disrupt their legacy and successful customer loyalty and engagements programs, we certainly do exactly that; help them ride the new wave before the newcomers disrupt the industry again and get left behind or on the sidelines. The beauty of SMASH Loyalty & Consumer Engagement framework is that it can support both legacy and next-gen solutions!
It was an awesome event and a great opportunity for us to engage with the Cyprus FinTech Community – Thank you IMH for the invitation and we look forward for FinTech Expo 3.0! In the meantime we will continue to help Retailers, Distributors, Brands and Financial Services organizations meet and exceed their objectives through our technologies!
You can see the rest of the event pictures here