Are you a founder / CEO / COO / CTO of a Fintech startup or scaleup eager to find a winning AI strategy that would create an edge against your competitors, help drive revenues up and costs down, as well as drive valuation of your business and attract investment on favourable terms?

Have you been hearing horror stories about expensive AI projects in finance that have led nowhere?

Are you finding it hard to navigate the fast-evolving AI landscape through all the noise and hype?

Join us for an exclusive webinar where we will show how you can elevate your fintech with a robust AI strategy and avoid common but costly traps in implementation. Our AI experts with decades of experience in enterprise AI/ML will demystify the process, providing actionable strategies and guidance for startups and scaleups.

Date: June 27th, 2024
Time: 12:00 PM (GMT)

Join us for a presentation by Co-Founders of Zestic AI, a UK AI solutions provider focussing on regulated industries, Irina Pafomova and Alex Mikhalev (ex-AI Innovation Lead at Nationwide), and Susanne Chishti, CEO & Chair of FINTECH Circle.

During this webinar we’ll discuss the following topics:

1. Should every fintech have an AI strategy?
2. How to assess your fintech’s suitability for the adoption of AI
3. When to start and how to find and assess high-impact AI initiatives
4. How to identify your AI-readiness gaps
5. How to avoid going broke and optimise the Total Cost of Ownership for your AI solution
6. Why the majority of AI projects fail and how to avoid implementation failures.
7. Communicating your AI strategy to the market and investors.

The presentation will be followed by a 20 min Q&A where attendees can ask any burning questions about AI in fintech and beyond and the opportunities and challenges of AI that they face.
Irina Pafomova
Co-Founder & Managing Partner, Zestic AI
An experienced entrepreneur, investor, business operator and advisor with a focus on growth, innovation and digital transformation in fintech and healthtech. Previously built and scaled an AI-driven marketing technology business.

Previously, Irina had a 12-year career in investment banking advising multinationals and local enterprises across a range of sectors including Technology, Media & Telecoms, Consumer & Retail, Financial Institutions, Energy, Utilities & Natural Resources in Europe, Asia & LatAm.
Dr Alex Mikhalev
Co-Founder and Chief AI Officer Zestic AI
An experienced technical leader and innovator with a focus on data, engineering, AI and ML. Capable of taking innovation from idea to production by building a complete platform with a whole lifecycle and corresponding organisation.

Alex has a deep knowledge in AI/ML, data privacy, synthetic data, distributed data and natural language processing / search engines, sensors and wired/wireless networks.

His key positions included AI/ML lead architect at Nationwide Building Society, R&D labs, academia with projects with UK Ministry of Defence (AI aiding drone), Rolls-Royce and Boeing on the first Digital Twin project
Susanne Chishti
Founder & Chair, FINTECH Circle
Susanne Chishti is the CEO of FINTECH Circle, Europe's 1st Investor Network focused on fintech investments & Founder of the FINTECH Circle Institute, the leading fintech learning platform for C-level innovation workshops and fintech courses.

Susanne is the Co-Editor of the bestselling The FINTECH Book Series published by Wiley. The Series include The FINTECH Book, which has been translated into 10 languages and is sold across 107 countries, The WealthTECH Book, The InsurTECH Book, The PAYTECH Book, The AI Book and The LEGALTECH Book. In 2020 Wiley published the ultimate fintech guide FinTech for Dummies, which is co-authored by Susanne.

She has also been a fintech TV Commentator on CNBC and is a guest lecturer on financial technology at the University of Cambridge and Warwick Business School.

After completing her MBA she started her career working for a fintech company (before the term "fintech" was invented) in the Silicon Valley 25 years ago. She then worked more than 15 years across Deutsche Bank, Lloyds Banking Group, Morgan Stanley and Accenture in London and Hong Kong.
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