Announcements, Insights & Case Studies
11:20 - 11:30 Revolutionising business spending using data and automation
Collecting receipts and filling out expense reports and reimbursements creates too much work and complexity for everyone in the company. As company spending habits are changing, these are becoming outdated processes. See how to cultivate a healthy spending culture using data and automation with Pleo, saving time on tedious bookkeeping tasks while getting a better control and overview over company finances.
11:30 - 11:40 Spotify agility in eCommerce
Companies that grow by acquiring new platforms face a unique set of challenges. How can you remain innovative with so much internal change? And how do you, as quickly as possible, make sure that your new, acquired assets contribute to the success of the company? Roy Smeets, Ingenico, will provide insights into the company’s journey to optimize its acquisition-path and leverage it for enhancing its core strategic value: the technology.
11:40 - 11:50 It’s about people, not law firms: How the FinTech Lawyer Network can rocket start your agile business
FinTechs are taking flight – but what about the legal hassles? Customer centric and focused on user experience, FinTechs have to keep track on the market and, at the same time, stay innovative and agile enough to meet the market's developing needs. The financial sector is increasingly regulated – which is good but can be an obstacle. Companies quite easily get overstrained by (inter)national legal particularities and regulations. In this session, two founding members of the FinTech Lawyer Network (FLN) will give you firsthand insights about why it is crucial to have a pan European network of lawyers to properly address the respective problem at hand.
11:50 - 12:00 A cloud banking platform with a bank
Take a look at how into a tier-1 bank European bank managed to innovate by rapidly launching a new digital-first SME offering in a cloud-first model. Mambu will discuss both the technology as well as the product, process (and some politics) of how a project like this gets off the ground, why it's important and what can be accomplished by leveraging modern tools, SaaS technology and a digital API-driven approach to SME lending in Europe.
12:00 - 12:10 Automatic VAT reclaim - now supported by Cardlay
Companies using Cardlay Cards and Expense Management platform can now reclaim VAT from Business Travels and Expenses. It is estimated that up to 80% of total VAT in Europe is unreclaimed due to a complex and cumbersome administrative process - Cardlay will solve this pain with their new solution.
12:10 - 12:20 Beyond Borders: Tailoring Payment Acceptance Across Cultures and Regions
Even in a global, always-on digital economy, payment methods have remained largely regional. Trust and security concerns, cultural preferences, and technological and political restrictions influence purchasing methods, which vary by geography. With nearly 50% of consumers reporting that they will abandon their carts if they are not able to pay with their method of choice, it is critical that global retailers support a wide array of payment options. To meet this growing need, First Data is launching the First Data® Local Payments solution, which provides digital businesses and their customers with access to 195 local payment method options.