Reinventing the world of finance at The Next Web 2019
May 16, 2019 4:18 pm
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On May 9 and 10, ABN AMRO hosted its own Beyond Banking Dome and lounge on the 14th edition of The Next Web conference in Amsterdam. With more than 250 representatives of 150 start-up cities, more than 350 speakers and 17.500 visitors a day, the event was a buzzing hub of encounters, information exchange and future thinking. Speakers and guests from all over the world presented strategies and new perspectives with inspiring outcomes.
Engaging with thought leaders
At this tech-festival ABN AMRO employees and speakers met up with customers, potential partners and future employees to predict, discuss, and re-invent the future. In our Dome, we met over 500 people who came to interact with our 24 expert speakers. Among the speakers and hosts were Yvonne Duits, who hosted a workshop on the future of payments; Janneke Niessen, an inspirational woman in tech and angel investor; Koen Adolfs, who shared the latest open banking opportunities; Raila Abas, who gave insights in combating human trafficking by using data science; and Christian Bornfeld, ABN ARMO’s CTIO who hosted a lunch where we invited a variety of guests: from start-ups to bigger companies and from interns to C-level people, to discuss two paramount topics: How can ABN AMRO accelerate the transition towards smart and circular cities and how can we use data in a safe and legitimate way, in order to improve everybody’s way of life.
To pay a tribute to all the women and men that challenge the male-dominated tech scene, we had our very own hashtag, #WomenInTech, to celebrate and emphasise our diversity support.
Calling all developers
With our own ABN AMRO Virtual Reality experience, we introduced 183 people to the challenges our developers face. They were given just 10 minutes to solve three difficult puzzles. Our visitors enjoyed interesting and in-depth conversations with various IT and recruitment specialists.
Banking for Better for generations to come
For ABN AMRO The Next Web was very successful as it led to interesting new perspectives and contacts that will help us towards our purpose. A journey we continued at TeQnation on Wednesday May 15, when visiting developers were given the chance to experience the ABN ARMO Virtual Reality challenge and engage with our employees, once again.
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This post was written by Esther van der Zon