22 May -
23 May 2019

Digital Finance Conference



On 22 & 23 May 2019, Germany's leading digital association Bitkom will host the Digital Finance Conference in Berlin. International experts and decision-makers from the banking & insurance industry, politics and supervisory authorities will gather in Berlin to discuss opportunities and challenges for the future of the European financial market.

The digital transformation means a major disruption for the European banking and insurance market. InsurTechs & FinTechs accelerate this change with their innovative technologies and business models - across all industries and regional markets. What role do European companies play in this? Will we be able to develop global champions and platforms from the currently still regulatory fragmented EU? We are convinced that the key to the success of a competitive, innovative and stable financial market lies in the Digital Single Financial Market.

Only a fully harmonised EU single market will enable new and established European players to operate on an equal footing with global players from other regions.

In addition to the Digital Single Financial Market, other topics are:

  • Politics: Brexit, European elections
  • Sales channels of the future: Mobile, Voice, Wearable etc.
  • European regulation: outsourcing (CSP, Established & FinTech/InsurTech-Koops, white label services); IDD
  • Banking and Insurance as a Service / Platform Economy in banking/insurance
  • PSD2 Beyond Banking: New opportunities for insurers?
  • Financing: B2B Finance, Robo Advisor & Crowd Funding
  • Ecosystem, Funding, Talent

Join us in discussing the banking and insurance world of tomorrow at the Pioneers’ Eve on May 22 and the Digital Finance Conference on May 23. We look forward to welcoming you!



22 January 2019

Podcast: Interview with Chris Bartz (Founder and CEO, Elinvar

For the new episode the Bitkom podcast visited the Berlin FinTech Elinvar. Elinvar has developed a digital platform for banks and asset managers. Bitkom talked to founder and CEO Chris Bartz about how banks can digitize their business models, how to set up a FinTech and what role a really good coffee machine plays. You can listen to all this and much more here.

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16 January 2019

Podcast: Interview with Dr. Stefan Koll (Chairman, Deutsche Familienversicherung)

The insurance industry is not immune to digitalisation either. But what does digital insurance actually consist of? Bitkom spoke to Dr. Stefan Knoll, founder and chairman of the Deutsche Familienversicherung, about this question. In the first episode of the Bitkom podcast “Strg-Alt-Entf” in 2019, you will hear what insurances will look like in the future, what trends can be expected in the InsurTech sector and why easily understandable insurance products are becoming increasingly important in the course of the digitalisation of the industry.

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10 January 2019

German FinTech rises to Unicorn status

As a result of the latest financing round, the company valuation of the Berlin-based FinTech N26 rises to around 2.7 billion US dollars. So the online bank has arrived in the circle of Unicorns - startups with a value of more than one billion US dollars. The FinTech N26 also illustrates the increasing cooperation within the financial sector - the Allianz, one of the largest insurance groups, is one of the startup's investors.

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