About Our Event
NCE Finance Innovation, Finance Norway, and Innovation Norway, in partnership with Singapore FinTech Festival, will host Norway’s participation in the first ever World Fintech Festival.
The Norwegian fintech scene has been booming the past few years. As a highly digital nation, where Norway is a leading nation within digital infrastructure and consumers are early adopters of digital services - the best conditions are in place to succeed in scaling and exporting the next generation of fintech solutions. With a high level of trust in society and a tradition to collaborate when possible and compete when necessary – the stage is set for Norwegian fintech.
We’re pleased to announce our program and line-up from Norway:
09:30 (CET): Digitalization of payments – fundamental changes by Berit Svendsen, EVP & Head of International Expansion at Vipps. First Berit will zoom out on some global fintech trends and then she will look at some of the main players in Europe and the current opportunities.
09:55: (CET): How Norwegian tech is digitizing Germany by Anders Ljungqvist, Country Manager DACH, at Signicat. Anders will talk about how to export an enabler of digitalization from Norway to Germany. Which use cases do we see from enabling eID and digital signatures? What are the obstacles to success?
10:35 (CET): Startup panel discussing export by Innovation Norway in Singapore. Opening remarks by ambassador Anita Nergaard.
In the panel:
• Ine Jacobsen, Senior Associate, Cocoon Capital Management
• Erik Ingvoldstad, CXO/Co-founder of EedenBull,
• Kanika Mittal, Regional Head APAC of Meniga,
• Dag Lilletvedt, CEO & Founder of Powerzeek
• Erkin Oksel, Founder of EyesClear
11:20 (CET): How Norway launched a national fintech project to limit the financial impact of the C19 crisis, in just 3 weeks.
Panel debate with:
• Jan Tore Sanner (Norwegian Minister of Finance)
• Hans Christian Holte (Director of the Norwegian Tax Administration)
• Kjerstin Bråthen, CEO in DNB),
• Idar Kreutzer (CEO of Finance Norway)
12:00 (CET): Singapore: Rebounding from the pandemic by Innovation Norway in Singapore.
How have Singapore and Norway responded to the pandemic and what can we learn from our different approaches? What opportunities do we see in the South East Asian region going forward?
In the panel:
• Paul Kastmann, Director of Innovation Norway Singapore
• Magnus Grimeland, CEO & Co-Founder of Antler
• Chie Hock Lai, President of Singapore Fintech Association
• Jan Fredrik Skjeltorp, General Manager of DNB Asia
About NCE Finance Innovation
NCE Finance Innovation is a Norwegian non-profit FinTech Cluster. Our mission is to empower a thriving Norwegian fintech ecosystem by facilitating and driving technological innovation and collaboration within finance and technology. Finance Innovation is a member driven organization with over 80 member companies across the country representing banks, insurance and technology companies, startups, investors, academia, and consultancies.
The cluster received status and recognition from the Norwegian Government as a Norwegian Centre of Expertise in 2019 and is supported by Innovation Norway, The Norwegian Research Council and SIVA.