We were pleased to welcome Jan Ceyssens Head of Digital Finance Unit at DG FISMA | European Commission. This discussion covered a wide range of topics on the future of EU fintech policy. Particularly looking at the European Commission’s Digital Agenda and the 2018 FinTech Action Plan. Fintech is cross-sector by nature as it involves various areas such as data, finance as well as AI, for this reason, it is crucial for the Commission to have a holistic approach when it comes to fintech. This is apparent with the Commission’s Digital Agenda, whereby DG FISMA worked closely with DG CONNECT on its creation. This agenda aims to create digital opportunities for businesses and people to ensure that the EU is fit for the digital age. Although the EU is lagging behind the US and China it is clear that it has the potential to catch up and soon become a global leader in this sector.
This event is held under Chatham House rule