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The Global Fintech Index Briefings

In December 2019 we launched the Global Fintech Index City Rankings 2020, the first fully global ranking of fintech ecosystems – across more than 230 cities, 65 countries and over 7,000 fintech companies.

We also launched our next challenge, the digital index equation:

Insight = (Data + Partners) x The World

We kick off 2020 with the launch of the GFI Briefings to show you what that equation means. And its power, in helping us understand how the world is changing – and how and where to close gaps in access or open doors to new opportunities.

Join the GFI Briefings to hear from fintech disruptors and innovators and to learn what it takes to build a thriving hub that supports growth, attracts investment and engages with regulators to create a competitive and fair landscape for fintech.

The GFI Briefings are free to attend!

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The Nordics & Baltics: a lesson in #fintech purpose and speed?


We continue the GFI Briefings journey from The Nordics & Baltics, with the support of our Global Partnership Network, on Wednesday 26th February 2020 at 07.00GMT / 08.00CET

Meet the panellists

Simon, Co-founder and CEO of Findexable, has two decades of experience producing financial intelligence content, research and events for global financial publishers as well as boutique research publishers and media companies across Europe and the Middle East.


Simon Hardie


Susanne is CEO of Fintech Mundi, Chair of Boards at Payr and VIO and Board Director at Crunchfish, Neonomics and Blippit. She is former Executive Chairman at Zwipe and was Board Director at Nordax and MasterCard Europe. Prior to joining Fintech Mundi, Susanne was Director at Nordea Finance and Head of Cards at Nordea. Susanne is also Regional Ambassador, Nordics and Baltics at Findexable.

Susanne Hannestad


Janne Salminen is heading Fintech Farm, which is the fintech hub of Helsinki, and a financial innovation service provider. Fintech Farm is part of Hub13 Ltd the first private startup hub in Helsinki established in 2014 with the focus on startup and corporate collaboration. Janne is an engineer who holds prior experience from the tech industry working both for corporations such as Nokia Networks and several startups.

Janne Salminen


Rugilė is a senior Investment Advisor for Fintech at Invest Lithuania. She specialises in the global fintech markets and advises international fintech clients on scaling and licensing in Europe. Rugile is focused on helping fintechs to discover business opportunities in Lithuania and is committed to ensuring that they have the best business infrastructure for their operations. She has worked with companies from the United Kingdom, Israel, Singapore, and China, helping them build their European operations by leveraging Lithuania’s talent pool, infrastructure, and regulatory environment.

Rugilė Stonytė


Atle Sivertsen is the CEO of the Norwegian Fintech Cluster, NCE Finance Innovation, which has in a short time period grown from a regional initiative to a national initiative with international ambitions. He has a degree in Economics and Business Administration (siv.øk.) from the Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) with focus on e-commerce. Additionally he has taken courses in Design Thinking and Board authorization. He is currently enrolled in the Fintech Executive MBA program at NHH.

Atle Sivertsen


Marite dedicates her full attention to building relationships between Swedbank and the startup ecosystem. She has led the collaboration process of creating the first fintech accelerator in the Baltic countries, now graduating it’s 3rd class. Marite organizes events for startups and helps manage DoBe and RockIt fintech hubs in Riga and Vilnius, hosts promising fintechs and facilitating a range of events around innovation trends.

Marite Aleksandra Silava


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Past #GFIBriefings

The Asian Century: How to build a thriving Fintech hub – 10th February 2020