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Rustat Report on the Cyber Revolution in the Global Financial Sector

On 30 September and 1 October 2013, leading fintech stakeholders converged at Cambridge University for a cross-domain conversation about the future direction of British fintech innovation.

The global financial services sector is in the midst of a cyber revolution. Big Data, Bitcoin, Flash Crashes/Freezes, High Frequency Trading, Dark Pools, and Denial of Service Attacks are popular
examples fintech (financial technology) enabled market disruptions. According to some experts the City of London’s sustained status as a global financial hub will largely depend on how the UK
navigates the future of fintech innovation in a turbulent economic environment of re-regulation and rising powers. University anchored high-tech clusters such as the Silicon Fen play a critical role in driving UK fintech innovation.

On 30 September 2013, entrepreneurs, bankers, technologists, academics, and government officials met at Jesus College to discuss the present and future of fintech in the City, the Silicon Fen and beyond. On 1 October 2013, participants re-convened at ground zero of the Silicon Fen for a hands on look at disruptive technologies and business models driving innovation in the fintech sector.

A report on the Conference, including a list of participants and the agenda, can be downloaded here.