FINTECHNEXT International Speaker Series

FINTECHNEXT International Speaker Series brings academic experts in information systems, computer science and finance across the globe and is open to the public. Upcoming sessions are announced on our Twitter and LinkedIn pages.

Date Institution Presentation Title Presenter
Dec 2021 University of Southampton Fintech Ecosystem Practices Shaping Financial Inclusion: the Case of Mobile Money in Ghana Professor PK Sanyo
Mar 2021 Queen’s University Belfast
(Northern Ireland)
Who Consumes the Credit Union Tax Subsidy? Professor Donal McKillop
Nov 2020 City University (UK) The Importance of Corporate Structure and the Role of Fintech
in the Tax-Arbitrage Strategies of Multinational Enterprises
Professor Ronen Palan
Nov 2020 University of Warwick (UK) Close Communications: Hudge Funds, Brokers
and the Emergence of Herding
Professor Yuval Millo
Sep 2020 George Mason University (USA) Hemorrhaging Rents from Mandated IS?
Use Multiple Business Lines Strategically
Professor Nirup Menon
Jul 2020 University of Oxford (UK) Equity Crowdfunding: State of the Art Professor Nir Vulkan
Dec 2019 Queen’s University Belfast
(Northern Ireland)
Understanding the Dynamics of
Household Financial Strain
Professor Declan French
Sep 2019 King’s College London (UK) To Sell or Not to Sell: Exploring Sellers’ Trust and
Risk of Chargeback Fraud in Cross-Border Electronic Commerce
Professor Yue Gao
Sep 2019 University of Leicester (UK) Social Studies of Finance: Implications for Fintech Research Dr. Nikiforos Panourgias

FINTECHNEXT Special Events

  • In September 2021, FINTECHNEXT met with the European Commissioner for Financial Stability, Financial Services and the Capital Markets Union, Mairead McGuinness, at the Fexco Research and Development facility and RDI Hub at The John McCarthy Building in Killorglin, Co. Kerry, during her first official visit in Ireland. The FINTECHNEXT team members gave a presentation – both in-person and virtually – on the team’s research and scientific progress, which was followed by engaging and insightful conversations, with the Commissioner’s huge interest in furthering the discussions in to the future.
  • In November 2019, FINTECHNEXT hosted a workshop facilitated by the Central Bank of Ireland (CBI), where the Deputy Governor, Ed Sibley, delivered a speech acknowledging the significant contribution of FINTECHNEXT and UCC in innovation, both locally and nationally, and discussing the role of the CBI in FinTech. Representatives from more than 30 organisations, ranging from financial services incumbents, consulting/accounting firms, and government departments attended the workshop and discussed CBI’s support for FinTech innovation.
  • In November 2019, a FINTECHNEXT presentation was delivered to the Chief Digital Officer of the International Monetary Fund (IMF), Herve Thorpe.
  • In October 2019, FINTECHNEXT arranged a talk with Jim Cunha, Senior Vice President at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston, about the challenges of implementing Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC).