The AWS Financial Services Cloud Symposium London is an event designed for financial service professionals from both enterprises and startups, seeking new strategies to drive business transformation.

This year, the focus goes beyond technology to mining business insights around how cloud enables strategic industry trends such as Open and Virtual Banking and Insurance, Security and Compliance, Data Analytics and AI/ ML, FinTech and RegTech, Surveillance and more through sharing of best practices and use cases. In sessions led by customers, partners, industry leaders and AWS subject matter experts, you’ll learn how AWS helps financial institutions to focus on the innovation and outcomes that truly drive business forward. Business stakeholders, market makers, and technology owners will all learn something new, valuable and actionable.

Space is limited and granted on a first-come, first served basis. Act fast and register now!


FinTech and RegTech
Data analytics
Security and Compliance


Why attend

  • Hear how financial institutions and startups are moving to AWS and transforming their businesses
  • Learn about AWS solutions and how to implement them in your environment
  • Connect with AWS and partner subject matter experts to get answers to your questions
  • Network with Financial Services industry colleagues and share best practices

Who should attend

Business leaders and professionals from Banks, Insurance, Capital Market, regulators as well as fintech startups. Technology drivers including Head of IT, Architects, Developers and other IT Professionals will all learn something new, valuable and actionable.


08:00 - 09:00 Registration & breakfast

  • 09:00 - 09:45 Breakout sessions

    • Financial data innovation platform

      Abstract: Financial Services firms on AWS are innovating quickly and moving up the information value chain. In this presentation we will explore how AWS tools are helping capital markets customers realise value from their strategic data assets.

      AWS Speakers: Balaji Gopalan, Senior Solutions Architect.

      Peter Williams, Global Head, Financial Services Partner Technology.

      Location: Synergy 1 & 2

      Focus: Enterprise

    • Using the cloud to automate security and compliance

      Abstract: Join us to walk through the tools and capabilities available in AWS to build guard rails in your cloud environment. We will go through best practice for automating security and compliance for a defense in depth approach to cloud security.

      AWS Speaker: Brian Wagner, Head of EMEA Compliance, Worldwide Financial Services

      Location: Interact

      Focus: Technology

10:00 - 11:15 Keynote | Location: Enterprise 1 & 2

11:15 - 11:30 Coffee break

  • 11:30 - 12:15 Breakout sessions

    • Differentiation through innovation

      Abstract: In this session David and Sumit will be discussing how Direct Line Group have created a differentiating new offering through adoption of AWS technologies. We will hear how Sumit has created an innovative new business and the session will cover the approach, successes and learnings during the journey.

      AWS Speaker: David Elliott, Head of Enterprise Solutions Architecture

      Customer Speaker: Sumit Bahukhandi, Director of Corporate Ventures, Direct Line Group

      Location: Enterprise 1 & 2

      Focus: Enterprise

    • Accelerate contact centre innovation & transform customer experience with Amazon Connect

      Partner: ECS

      Abstract: Contact centres are usually the first interaction a customer has with an organisation. Join this session to understand how FS organisations are using Amazon Connect to reinvent their contact centres and revolutionise their customer experience, while shortening development cycles and increasing quality. John Ing and Phil Smith will discuss how to combine lean start-up with agile, enabling you to test and prove the value of your customer experience quickly and methodically and also demonstrate how to shorten the development lifecycle while delivering features, fixes, and updates frequently and automatically.

      Partner Speakers: John Ing, Consultant, FS Technology Disruptor.

      Phil Smith, CTO, ECS.

      Location: Synergy 1 & 2

    • The future of insurance - adapting to changing insurance needs

      Abstract: Join this UK Insuretech showcase and panel session to learn from three UK InsureTechs on how and why they're disrupting the insurance market, along with lessons learnt so far.

      AWS Speaker: Liam McClary, Segment Leader - Startups, UK.

      Customer speakers: Harry Franks, CCO and Co-Founder, Zego.
      Vinod Singh, CTO, Concirrus.
      Alexander Harin, CTO, Wrisk.

      Location: Interact

      Focus: Startup

  • 12:25 - 13:10 Breakout sessions

    • Partnering with startups to drive business agility and innovation

      Abstract: Partnering with startups drives business agility and innovation in financial services. How? Find out from three successful UK startups in this showcase session.

      AWS Speaker: Julian Sametinger, Senior Partner Development Manager, Startups.

      Customer Speaker: Luke Mawbey, VP of Engineering, ComplyAdvantage.

      Todd Latham, CMO and Head of Product, Currencycloud.

      Tom Kennedy, Global Strategic Partnerships Manager, Privitar.

      Location: Enterprise 1 & 2

      Focus: Startup

    • Securing machine learning in the cloud

      Abstract: Join us to learn how to build a secure environment for data science on AWS. During this session we will present key services and how to configure them using best practices for security. This will be presented in the context of safeguarding your data against exfiltration while still enabling your developers and data scientists with the tools and technologies they need to innovate at scale.

      AWS Speaker: Jason Barto, Enterprise Solutions Architect.

      Location: Synergy 1 & 2

      Focus: Technology

    • Predicting banking customer needs with an agile approach to analytics in the cloud

      Partner: Databricks

      Abstract: Moneta has repeatedly been recognised as the most innovative bank on the Czech market. This is due in large part to their strategy of completely shifting to the cloud and using data and advanced analytics to innovate the customer experience with use cases ranging from real-time recommendations to fraud detection.

      In this talk, we’ll share how Databricks and Datasentics assisted our customer to migrate to the AWS cloud to create an agile environment for analytics and AI. From rapid prototyping machine learning use cases to moving models into production, core to this approach was building a unified platform for data and analytics on Apache Spark, Databricks and AWS.

      Moneta and Databricks also worked closely with the AWS Marketplace customer advisor team to ensure the full benefits of modern software procurement met everybody’s needs.

      Partner Speaker: Dina Elsokari, Enterprise Account Executive FSI.

      Location: Interact

      Focus: Technology

13:10 - 14:40 Lunch

  • 15:30 - 16:15 Breakout sessions

    • A fireside chat with Megan Caywood, Head of Digital Strategy at Barclays

      Abstract: Megan and Luke will discuss Megan's experience of moving from Starling Bank to Barclays as well as the opportunities facing the industry. Topics will cover changing customer behaviours, open banking, the enabling role of technology and the challenges for change.

      AWS Speaker: Luke Weston, Head of Business Development, EMEA Financial Services.

      Cusrtomer Speaker: Megan Caywood, Head of Digital Strategy, Barclays.

      Location: Enterprise 1 & 2

      Focus: Enterprise

    • How Open Banking is closing the gap between business and consumer

      Abstract: Join AWS and TrueLayer to learn how businesses from startup to enterprise are taking advantage of open banking by revolutionising the way they innovate and build bespoke services with the help of API technology.

      AWS Speaker: Stephan Schmidt-Tank, EMEA Lead - World Wide Financial Services Business Development.

      Customer Speaker: Lucas Martinetti, Co-Founder & CTO, TrueLayer.

      Location: Synergy 1 & 2

      Focus: Startup

    • Migrating monolithic applications with the strangler pattern

      Abstract: “Lifting and shifting” an enterprise-scale application will yield some of the benefits of the cloud, but elasticity and agility may still be limited. Conversely, re-writing that application to be cloud-native can be costly in terms of both time and money and could cause you to miss a market opportunity. This session explores the challenges financial institutions face when migrating their existing portfolio of applications to the cloud. Then, we will share practical tips to migrate applications to realise cloud-native architectural benefits incrementally using the strangler pattern.

      AWS Speaker: Christopher Marsh-Bourdon, Principal Solutions Architect.

      Kenneth Jackson, Global Account Solutions Architect.

      Location: Interact

      Focus: Technology

16:15 - 16:30 Coffee break

  • 16:30 - 17:15 Breakout sessions

    • Creating a cloud first bank - lessons learnt

      Abstract: Join this session to explore the Starling Bank journey. From being founded, working with regulators to launch as a cloud first bank, experiencing hypergrowth, and the lessons learnt along the way.

      AWS Speaker: Rob De Feo, Startup Evangelist.

      Customer Speaker: Jason Maude, Chief Technology Advocate, Starling Bank.

      Location: Enterprise 1 & 2

      Focus: Startup

    • The top cloud solutions in financial services

      Partner: Splunk

      Partner Speaker: Duncan Ash, AVP Global Financial Services, Splunk.

      Location: Interact

    • Choosing the right container technology

      Abstract: Join us for this talk which will dive into the adoption of containers and container orchestration systems. We will explore the top 5 most common myths or misconceptions around container technologies and reveal the truth as seen from customers running containers in production today.

      Partner Speaker: Rob Charlton, Global Solutions Architect, Financial Services.

      Location: Interact

      Focus: Technology

17:15 - 18:30 Networking & Drinks


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  • Who should attend AWS Financial Services Cloud Symposium?
    Business leaders and professionals from Banks, Insurance, Capital Market, regulators as well as fintech startups. Technology drivers including Head of IT, Architects, Developers and other IT Professionals will all learn something new, valuable and actionable.
  • What is the conference agenda?

    We're finalising the event agenda. Please check back in on this webpage prior to the event to help you plan your day.


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