Alumni workshop London: The Fintech revolution

This is an alumni workshop taking place in London on 21 November 2018

The FinTech Revolution

Many people have heard about the revolution in financial technology and the way that digitalization and technological innovation is reshaping the global financial sector, allowing a new generation of firms to deliver a wide array of financial services. In a light hearted and accessible style, John will look at the key drivers of the transformative shifts in the way financial companies interact with their customers and how Leeds is contributing to the FinTech revolution.

John Smith, Principal Teaching Fellow in Accounting and Finance Director of Student Education, Accounting and Finance Division will be hosting an alumni workshop evening at the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London. 

Participants are invited to share their own experiences.

Guests will also have the opportunity to reconnect with fellow alumni in a relaxed environment.  

There is no charge for this event but places are limited and offered on a first come first served basis.

Event format

18:30 Registration
19:00 Interactive workshop in The Cream Room
20:00 Networking and refreshments
21:00 Close

About the speaker

John Smith is a Chartered Accountant and spent 14 years in professional practice based in Leeds and London where he specialised initially in corporate taxation, before moving into tax efficient reward structures, share incentive plans and executive compensation. John developed and subsequently led a successful regional compensation consulting practice before taking on national practice management responsibilities with two large firms. His experience as a partner in Andersen, at the time of the firm's collapse in 2002 following the Enron scandal, initiated his interest in audit failure, professional ethics and corporate accountability.

After a spell establishing a specialist practice at RSM Robson Rhodes, John decided on a career change and moved into accounting education in 2005. Since then he has taught most areas of accounting and finance at undergraduate and postgraduate levels in the UK, Hong Kong and China. He is also a published early career researcher in corporate sustainability assurance practice and accounting education. Before taking up his current appointment at Leeds University Business School, John was a Senior Lecturer in Accounting and a Teacher Fellow at Leeds Metropolitan University