New Hodge Tech Series launches
We're excited to announce that we have partnered with Hodge to launch the Hodge Tech Series — a series of events that will run throughout 2020, bringing together innovative start-ups and established businesses to develop solutions to common challenges.
Aiming to provoke discussions around some of these challenges, these events will provide potential solutions and support interaction between problem owners and solutions providers.
The first roundtable was held in January and focused on machine learning and bots and how these can help enterprises be more effective operationally. The second roundtable will be in March and bimonthly thereafter. Each event topic will be identified and coordinated by FinTech Wales, who will be using their own work and membership feedback to identify the priorities for this sector.
Mark Evans, chief technology officer at Hodge, explained the idea behind the collaboration: “The aim is for FinTech start-ups and more established brands to foster relationships that may not have been easily formed in the past. We are already excited about the partnership opportunities and collaborations that will come from this.
“FinTech is such an exciting area – particularly in Wales – and Tramshed Tech is home to a lot of innovative FinTech start-ups. We’re hoping we can provide a forum where these businesses can benefit from the experience of the more established brands and vice versa. It’s something Hodge feels passionately about, and we are committed to making this a real stream of activity where real business challenges will be resolved.”
Mark John, principal and co-founder, Tramshed Tech, said: “This is a fantastic collaboration which has the potential to bring about lots of exciting opportunities for businesses in the FinTech sector. We’re thrilled to be involved in this - as well as being a fellow Welsh company, Hodge has a hugely credible name in the world of Financial services and, through its history, it has been responsible for a number of innovations in this market.
Hodge is an independently owned group of businesses based in Cardiff, offering a range of products and services through its Hodge Bank and Hodge Lifetime brands. Hodge Bank offers a range of personal deposit-taking services to private and commercial clients, as well as lending to commercial clients nationwide. More information can be found on the website www.hodgebank.co.uk.
Hodge Lifetime specialises in later life lending and annuities. More information can be found on the website www.hodgelifetime.co.uk. The Hodge Foundation, a charity supporting the welfare, medical, academic and educational areas own 79% of Hodge.
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