Scottish Investment Operations (SIO) is a professional body dedicated to developing a centre of excellence for financial services operations in Scotland.
Through its membership of financial institutions, SIO connects leaders across the sector, to share knowledge and identify best practice in ways that influence policy, encourage business improvement and generate sustainable growth.
Developing people is a key priority for SIO which works in partnership with its members and academia to attract, retain and develop the very best talent, equipping them with the right skills and qualifications to drive the sector forward.
Through these activities, SIO seeks to build awareness and understanding in the wider community, of the role and contribution of financial services in a successful Scottish economy.
The Main Event
With technology continuing to reshape much of what we do in our personal and professional lives we are focusing our attention on the subject of Technology and Innovation in Financial Services for our first meeting in 2017. Many of us will be familiar with terms such as Blockchain, AI, Robotics and more which all sit under the banner of Financial Technology or FinTech. This event is intended to cut through some of the jargon and provide clarity around what is actually happening, what the impact might be for our sector and what the opportunity looks like over the short and long term for Scotland. With strength in financial services, technology capability and knowledge in our universities, Scotland is well positioned to benefit from the growth in FinTech. Earlier this year Scottish Financial Enterprise and colleagues from financial services, technology, academia and the public sector began work to set out a strategy for Scotland. We are delighted to welcome the following speakers to offer their insights on this exciting and fast moving area and hear more about Scotland’s strategy: David Ferguson, CEO of Nucleus Financial, HM Treasury FinTech Envoy Louise Smith, Head of Design Personal and Business Banking RBS, HM Treasury FinTech Envoy Kent Mackenzie, FinTech Practice Leader at Deloitte We expect a wide ranging and lively debate around the subject but as ever, the aim of the Forum is to offer a space for you to consider the subject area with colleagues. We will break out into smaller groups during the meeting to discuss some of what we have heard and reflect on the operational dimension. We expect this meeting to be over subscribed and encourage early sign up to avoid disappointment.Find out more