UEL: Keynote Speech on Metaverse for the Financial Service at Centre of Fintech 1st Year Anniversary
The Centre of FinTech at the Royal Docks School of Business and Law celebrated its first anniversary with a special conference at the USS campus entitled: ‘Financial Services and the Metaverse’ on Wednesday 14 June.
The event was put together by the Director of the Centre of FinTech, Dr. Iwa Salami with Interim Dean Shampa Roy-Mukherjee and Professor Matt Bellgard giving welcome addresses and Dr. Christina Yan Zhang delivering the keynote speech which can be watched on YouTube.
Dr. Iwa Salami commented:
“The rationale for this event was to create an opportunity for discussion, among key industry players in the space, on: the evolution of the metaverse; its meaning; and identifying opportunities and risks. It was also to consider the areas of concerns for UK-based regulators around the possibilities of financial services in the metaverse. Creating the opportunity for these discussions aligns with the vision of the Centre to become the global centre for the creation and communication of practice-led knowledge that enables FinTech to be more inclusive, robust and sustainable.”
Across the day, the Centre welcomed highly esteemed lead speakers, including Roland Emmans, Nicole Sandler, Dr. Ruth Wandhöfer, Jehangir Byramji, Adriana Ennab, Kirk Chang, Siraj Sait, Emma Leech, Darren Montgomery, Teresa Cascino and Pavle Avramović. Contributors to the roundtables included Barry James, Matthew Cheung, Sharjeel Ahmed, Ina Alogwu, Elizabeth Uwaifo, Cornelius Glackin, Prof. Kofi Kufuour, Prof. Vassilis Fouskas, Prof. Nazrul Islam, Dr. Julie Wall and Dr. Fahimeh Jafari with Dr. Iwa Salami and Nick Cook moderating.